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​​​​​Raising livestock for commercial farming can be a profitable, but understanding the requirements for buying, growing, trading, processing and selling livestock requires a number choices that will be specific to the capacity of your property.

Owning livestock on small holdings requires good planning and understanding of livestock needs. Meeting your livestock’s needs (for movement, pastures, feeding and water) and managing animals can  be challenging.



Nevada County Chicken OrdinanceGrass Valley Chicken OrdinanceSelecting Chickens for Home UsePortable Pen Designs for Pastured PoultryChickens at School



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Sheep Care GuideRecommendation for Domestic Sheep and Goat Management in WIld Sheep Habitat



Swine Care PracticesSwine Care and ManagementInformation Resources on Swine Housing Care and Welfare



Transitioning from Feed to GrassHorse Pasture Management – Basic Land Stewardship ConceptsEstablishing and Managing Irrigated Pasture for Horses


General Information

Using Livestock Grazing as a Resource Management Tool in CaliforniaThe Benefits of GrazingRange Management Factors and Practices that Influence Livestock DistributionPlacing Livestock without the aid of FencesMulti-species GrazingLivestock Poisoning Plants of CaliforniaGeneral Livestock Management during DroughtCode Compliance Division Animal Keeping and Raising RegulationsCivil Liabilities for Livestock Damage


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