Livestock and Range Management
This program provides outreach to 5 cattle associations, 2 tribal
ranches, and 2 private ranchers on the San Carlos Apache Tribal
Reservation in southeastern Arizona. Total cattle numbers are
approximately 15,000 head of cattle, all of which are pastured on
extensive rangelands. The program aims to educate cattle producers in
improved cattle nutrition, breeding, livestock records, ranch financial
management, horse production, and range management.
The Stockperson of the Year Educational Campaign in 2004 and 2005
provided 10 workshops geared towards these topics. At the sixth and
last workshop in 2004, participants who had attended the most workshops
received recognition and prizes in male, female, and youth categories.
In 2006 the educational focus was on drought management and alternative
cattle marketing, in cooperation with San Carlos BIA and NRCS agencies.
The San Carlos extension agent has developed $5000 in funding from
Western Sustainable Agriculture and Research Professional Development
(WSARE) in order to provide cattle producers with a field trip and two
mini-internships to the University of Arizona's V bar V Range Research