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1 October 2014 Cows? In California? Rangelands and Livestock in the Golden State
Lynn Huntsinger, James W. Bartolome
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  • Most of the livestock forage in California is produced in the Mediterranean climate zone, despite a long summer dry period.

  • There are also cold desert steppe and warm desert zones, and montane range, and both fall- and spring-calving cattle herds.

  • Leased land, public land, irrigated pasture, supplements, by-products, and feeds round out the annual forage calendar.

  • The Mediterranean zone has been termed a “critically endangered eco-region” and a “global biodiversity hot spot.”

  • Grazing benefits some of our rarest rangeland species and finest landscapes, and diverse interest groups are cooperating to support ranching.

Lynn Huntsinger and James W. Bartolome "Cows? In California? Rangelands and Livestock in the Golden State," Rangelands 36(5), 4-10, (1 October 2014). https://doi.org/10.2111/Rangelands-D-14-00019.1
Published: 1 October 2014
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