Livestock / Natural Resources
Glenn Nader was assigned as the University of California Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor for Sutter, Yuba and Butte Counties in 1996. Glenn received a Bachelors in Agriculture from Chico State University and a Masters in Animal Nutrition from the University of California, Davis.
Glenn has been researching the feeding of rice straw to cattle, yellow starthistle management, rangeland water quality, fire and fuel management and improved marketing of beef cattle. He has also published information on grass fed beef, impact of fire on water quality, and the different aspects of feeding rice straw to cattle. Most recently, he has been involved with studying the digestion of rice straw for energy products, such as biodiesel and ethanol.
The Livestock and Range Management Program focuses on efforts to keep range livestock and the rangeland itself healthy and productive, and to encourage the healthy coexistence of introduced livestock and native plant and animal species in the range environment.
The livestock program is primarily focused on beef cattle breeding, nutrition, marketing and health. Sheep, goats, chickens and swine are also covered. Irrigated and non-irrigated livestock pastures economics, grazing management, fertility and productivity and rental information is available. The Natural Resources area covers the forest health and preventing fires in the foothills of Yuba and Butte counties. Oak woodlands, water quality, and fishery issues are also addressed in this program.