Siskiyou Stockman

A periodic newsletter for Siskiyou Livestock Producers

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2023 Cattle Health Meeting

You are cordially invited to attend the Annual Cattle Health meeting presented by UC Cooperative Extension, Siskiyou County Cattlemen's Association and Siskiyou County CattleWomen.

The meeting is on THURSDAY, February 23th, 2023 at 6:30 pm in the Montague Elementary School cafeteria. 

PDF 2/10/23
Siskiyou County Cattlemen's 2022 Annual Tour

Saturday, August 20th from 8:30am-3:30pm in Scott Valley

Click here to find out all of the tour information!

PDF 8/12/22
Siskiyou County Livestock Pass Program

Good Morning,  

The purpose of this email is to introduce you to the newly established Siskiyou County Livestock Pass program.  Due to the scale of operations, and the fact that many ranches operate on a variety of leased and owned land that may or may not be contiguous, evacuating livestock from commercial ranching operations may not be possible in the event of a disaster. Sheltering-in-place may be the best and safest alternative. Safe access by trained and qualified ranch personnel is critical to livestock welfare, firefighter safety, and public safety.  

To that end and in coordination with local agencies, Siskiyou County UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) and the Siskiyou County Agricultural Department have established a program, through the issuance of a Livestock Pass, which may permit commercial livestock operators to gain entrance to evacuation zones or other restricted areas to care for commercial livestock during a disaster. 

Please see the flyer below for more information. The full program overview is available here:  

If you would like to enroll in the Siskiyou County Livestock Pass program, you must complete the pass application form and attend the mandatory training on May 10th, 2022. Completing the application will count as registration for the training.  

The registration and training for the pass is being managed by UCCE. The passes will be administered and approved through the County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office.  

PDF 4/21/22
Beef Cattle Health Webinar Series

Beef Cattle Health Webinar Series   

UC Cooperative Extension in collaboration with UC Davis Veterinary Medicine is excited to offer series of free online webinars for cattle producers. Every Tuesday evening in March from 5:30-7:00 we will have guest speaker presenting with a question-and-answer session, covering topics important to cattle health and management.  This session will be live and will include lots of visuals. 
Please register for one or all session by clicking here. 

For questions or assistance please contact Grace Woodmansee, livestock and natural resources advisor for Siskiyou County, at <

PDF 2/28/22
TODAY! Beef Quality Assurance Training Online

UC Cooperative Extension and UC Davis Veterinary Medicine, in collaboration with the California Beef Council are excited to offer an online Beef Quality Assurance Training and Certification on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, at 5:30-7:00 pm. The online training will include presentations on antibiotic stewardship, vaccine administration and handling, record keeping, and carcass quality.  There will also be a Question-and-Answer session with Dr. Gabriele Maier, DVM, Cooperative Extension Specialist in Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis.
This session will be live and will include lots of visuals. It is recommended you log in from a location with reliable internet and be a few minutes early!  Attendees will be required to complete a short online quiz post training to receive a Beef Quality Assurance Training Certificate. The link to the quiz will be shared with attendees following the event.
The event is FREE to participate. Registration is required – please click here to register.
For questions or assistance please contact Tracy Schohr, livestock and natural resources advisor for Plumas, Sierra, and Butte Counties at or 916-716-2643 (text or call). 

PDF 2/22/22
Annual Cattle Health Meeting

You are cordially invited to attend the Annual Cattle Health meeting presented by UC Cooperative Extension, Siskiyou County Cattlemen's Association and Siskiyou County CattleWomen.

The meeting is on THURSDAY, February 24th, 2002 at 6:30 pm in the Montague Elementary School cafeteria. 

Please download the agenda.

PDF 2/7/22
Siskiyou Stockman Winter 2022
  • Northern California Wolf Update
  • 3 steps to take when finding a livestock-predator kill
  • FSA programs & upcoming deadlines
  • Announcements
PDF 1/12/22
FSA Program and Deadlines for Livestock Producers

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Drought Relief Programs
Details on NEW and existing programs for livestock producers of all sizes. Providing drought relief support for:
• Water hauling,
• Feed transportation, and
• Decreased forage production due to drought.

Fire Relief Programs
Overview of programs to assist livestock producers with:
• Lost forage,
• Hay burned in storage,
• Fencing on private lands,
• Livestock mortality, etc.

Livestock Indemnity
• Weather livestock losses
• Predator Livestock mortality, etc.

Registration: To participate in the session, please pre-register at

PDF 11/29/21
Donation Heifer Application

Applications are being accepted for the 2022 Donated Heifer Project! 

If you are interested in raising a heifer for the 2022 Siskiyou Golden Fair or Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair, click HERE for the full applicationApplications are DUE on October 25, 2021! Please mail or drop off completed applications at the Cooperative Extension office in Yreka: UC Cooperative Extension c/o Nicole Stevens, Heifer Project, 1655 South Main Street, Yreka CA 96097.

Congratulations to Cali White, who was selected as the 2021 recipient of a bred heifer, donated by Dixie Valley Angus, for the Siskiyou County Cattlemen and CattleWomen’s Donated Heifer Project. Click here to read more about the project and Cali's experience below!

Siskiyou County Cattlemen's 2021 Annual Tour

The Siskiyou County Cattlemen's Association is excited to host their 2021 Annual Tour on Saturday, August 21st from 9am-2pm! The Annual Tour seeks to connect members of the ranching community, provide a hands-on learning opportunity, and celebrate those who have made outstanding contributions to the Siskiyou County Cattlemen's Association during the past year.   


This year, we are excited to feature a stockmanship clinic hosted by Curt Pate and sponsored by the California Beef Council. In addition, we are featuring a BQA training hosted by UCCE Beef Cattle Herd Health Specialist Dr. Gaby Maier and a guest lecture on Ag Pass Program implementation by UCCE Advisor Tracy Schohr. We will end the day with the traditional BBQ lunch and awards ceremony. Please see the attached flyer for program details.  


This is a FREE event, and all are welcome! Pease contact UCCE Livestock Advisor Grace Woodmansee (842-2711) with any questions!

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What's "Bugging" Your Beef Webinar

Join University of California Cooperative Extension for a webinar on beef cattle external parasites and treatment options. The “What’s “Bugging” Your Beef Webinar” is set for May 19, 2021 from 6 – 7:15 pm online. The live session will include:  

  • Identification and treatment options of external beef cattle parasites – Dr. Alec Gerry, Professor of Entomology and Extension Specialist  
  • Beef cattle health implications and economic impacts of external parasites on California cattle operations – Dr. Gaby Maier, DVM, MPVM, DACVPM, Assistant Specialist in Cooperative Extension Beef Cattle Herd Health & Production 
  • Question and Answer Session with Feature Presenters. 

To register for the event click here. When you register, be sure to include questions you would like Dr. Gerry and Dr. Maier to answer regarding beef cattle external parasites management on your ranch.  

For questions or technical assistance please contact Tracy Schohr, UC Cooperative Extension Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor at  

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Beef Quality Assurance Training Online- Register today for February 2nd!
  • California Beef Council are excited to offer an online Beef Quality Assurance Training and Certification on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 5:30-7:00 pm.   
  • The event is FREE to participate. Registration is required – please click here to register.  
  • For questions or assistance please contact Tracy Schohr, livestock and natural resources advisor for Plumas, Sierra and Butte Counties at or 916-716-2643. 
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Siskiyou Stockman Summer 2019

In This Issue

  • Annual Cattlemen's Tour August 24th
  • Livestock and Greenhouse Gasses
  • Farewell
  • Congratulations to Scholarship Recipients
PDF 7/16/19
The California Cattle Council SCCA BBQ
  • Join the California Cattlemen's Association on March 2nd and learn about the California Cattle Council Referendum and how you will make a difference by voting Yes, and returning your ballot during the voting window.

  • Please RSVP by 2/26 via email to or by calling Katie at the CCA office at (916) 444-0845.


PDF 2/13/19
Spring 2018
  • Current Events & Dates to Remember
  • Value-Added Marketing
  • Steps to take when you have a suspected wildlife livestock depredation
  • SB88 Water Monitoring/Reporting FAQ
PDF 6/29/18
Spring 2017
  • Animal Health Pie Meeting Recap
  • Livestock and Climate Change
  • Are we driving the light birthweight trend to far?
  • High Occurrence of Bur Buttercup
  • Current and Upcoming Events
PDF 4/26/17
Fall 2016
  • Red Books Now Available
  • UCCE Advisor Update
  • California Cattlemen's Convention
  • Considerations for Storing and Feeding Rained on Hay
  • Methods of Selenium Supplement and Associated Weight Gains in Beef Cattle
  • Wolves, Livestock and People: Workshops in California and Oregon
PDF 11/3/16
Summer 2016
  • Annual Cattlemen's Tour
  • Plant Toxicity : Are Your Livestock Safe?
  • Pink Eye: Prevention is Key
  • Cost Share Programs: Are You Missing Out?
PDF 8/9/16
April 2016
  • New Livestock & Natural Resources Advisor
  • Update:  Foothill Abortion Vaccine Progress
  • Yellow Starthistle Management
  • Wolf Update
PDF 4/15/16
June 2013
  • Thirty-five years of cooperation: A two way street
PDF 6/12/13
The Unintended Consequences
  • The unintended consequences (What we really learned)
PDF 8/22/12
Artificial Insemination for Beef Cattle- Costs & Benefits
  • Artificial Insemination for Beef Cattle- Costs & Benefits
    (Presented at Feb 23rd Cattle Health Meeting in Montague; Feb 24th in Cottonwood; February 25th in Eureka)
PDF 2/22/12
August 2011
  • Crossbreeding In Two Easy Steps
  • Cattle Tour (Dorris)
PDF 8/10/11
February 2011
  • Pinkeye -Improved Cattle Performance and Capturing Financial Rewards
PDF 2/16/11
November 2010
  • New Cooperative Extension Office Hours -Coping with Constraints: Crossbreeding -Coping with Constraints: Cow Size -Red Books Available
  • Upcoming Meetings
PDF 10/20/10
October 2009
  • Cow body condition critical for reproductive performance -The cost of keeping it simple -Upcoming meetings
PDF 11/13/09
July 2009
  • Highlights from the Beef Improvement Federation Symposium -Carcass data for beef, sheep and swine at fair -Australian scientist to discuss drought management and cattle growth -Drought or limited irrigation and early weaning
PDF 11/13/09
Australian scientist to discuss drought management
  • Australian scientist to discuss drought management
PDF 9/4/09
March 2009
  • Cattle Improvement Symposium
PDF 3/26/09
October 2008
  • Smaller cows or fewer cows? -Upcoming meetings and events -Redbooks available
PDF 10/17/08
July 2008
  • Unprecendented Change, New Challenges and Opportunities -Beef Quality Assurance
PDF 11/13/09
March 2008
  • EPD Accuracy -Cattle Health Meeting
PDF 2/28/08
January 2008
  • Sire Selection- Determining Goals & Beginning Preparation for Purchases
  • Cattle Health Meeting -Succession Planning for Ranching Families
PDF 12/17/08
November 2007
  • Carcass EPD Comparisons Across Breeds -Grass Fed Beef Standards -Prime, Choice and Select Spread -New Trichomonosis Laws in California
PDF 9/1/08
September 2007
  • Implications of Postweaning Nutrition on Carcass Characteristics and Feed Costs -Red Books Available -Sire Selection Symposium
PDF 7/30/08
January 2007
  • Fall 2008
  • Spring grazing of triticale
  • Buying heifer bulls
  • Cloning
PDF 1/13/08
December 2006
  • Individual Animal Identification
  • Selenium Deficiency
  • Feeder Sale
  • Red Books
PDF 12/20/07
November 2006
  • Feed Price Evaluations -Temperament of Cattle -Beef Quality Audit
  • Upcoming Meetings
PDF 8/3/11
June 2006
  • Branded Beef -Premise IDs -Fly Control -Prepare Now for Spring 2007
  • Feed -Potpourri (Cattle Conformation; Fertilizing; Bedding for Steers)
PDF 8/3/11
August 2006
  • Cattle Tour -Animal ID Update -Youth Beef Carcass Awards
PDF 1/3/08
December 2005
  • Premise ID Numbers -Adapting to Change -Seasonal Practices -Special Feeder Sale -Red Books Available
PDF 3/6/09
November 2005
  • Alphabet Soup- Chicken Soup for the Beef Industry? -
  • Premise IDs -
  • Seasonal Chores -Red Books Available
PDF 8/3/11
October 2005
  • Public Meeting on Draft Staff Report for the Scott River Watershed Sediment and Temperature Total Maximum Daily Loads
  • Artificial Insemination Symposium
  • Siskiyou County Cattlemen's Fall Meeting
  • Seasonal Activities
  • Red Books Available
PDF 1/13/08
September 2005
  • Artificial Insemination and Reproduction Symposium -
  • Raising Replacement Heifers
  • Enhancing Marbling Potential
  • Cow Longevity
  • Feed Efficieny
PDF 8/3/11
October 2004 -New Products May Rely on Production Verification -Special Feeder Sale -Red Books Available PDF 8/3/11
December 2003 -What's most important? -New EPD's -Non-Irrigated Grasses -Re-Certification for Beef Quality Assurance -Ranch Water Quality Plan Short Course -Cattlemen's Feeder Sale -Red Books Available PDF 8/3/11
October 2003 -Bull Effectiveness -FAA- New fertility test for bulls -Non-irrigated Grasses -Fall Dinner Program -Carcass Quality Genetic Tests PDF 8/3/11
March 2003 Triticale Grazing Management Research Results of Simulated Spring Grazing of Triticale County of Origin Labeling-COOL Red Books Available PDF 8/3/11
October 2002 Dryland Triticale & Triticale Seed Costs Brand Inspectors Western Alfalfa & Forage Conference Rice Straw Still Works Special Feeder Sale PDF 3/19/09
January 2002 Ranch Plans for Improving Water Quality Workshop Timely Topics Red Books Available Calendar PDF 6/12/08
June 2002 Pinkeye Therapy for Cattle Grazing Management Pays Big Dividends Calendar PDF 6/21/09
May 2002 Fly Control Calendar PDF 8/3/11
December 2001 Crossbreeding: How Much Are You Missing? PDF 7/22/10
October 2001 Will more water in the river improve temperature conditions for cold water fish? PDF 1/2/08
August 2001 Drought Continues Siskiyou Select Multi-Breed Bull Sale Cattle Tour 2001 PDF 12/5/07
May 2001 PDF 12/1/08