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Central Coast Rangeland Coalition Spring 2016 Membership Meeting: Rancher Economics

At this, of the regular twice a year meetings of the Central Coast Rangeland Coalition, participants learned about the economics of ranching in the central coast of California.

Date

Thursday, April 21, 2016
9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Sunol Valley Maintenance Yard/Water Temple
Sunol
Lunch will be provided

COST: $10.00
Payable by check to Elkhorn Slough Foundation
Payable by credit card (online)

REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS CLOSED


Instructor Information

Mr. Paul Banke
Rancher

Mr. Larry Forero
UC Cooperative Extension Specialist
UC Cooperative Extension

Mr. Larry Forero
UC Cooperative Extension Specialist
UC Cooperative Extension

Mr. Neal Fujita
Tuolumne and Alameda Watershed Resources Manager
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

Mr. Clayton Koopman
Rangeland Ecologist
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District and local rancher

Mr. Tim Koopman
SFPUC Area Land Manager and local rancher
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

Mr. Ryan Nielson
Rancher

Ms. Dina Robertson
Consulting Ecologist
AECOM

Contact

Grey Hayes
grey@elkhornslough.org
831-274-8700

Sponsors

Description

See also: Central Coast Rangelands Coalition, Sustainable Human Systems

Overview

This gathering provided an opportunity for local ranchers to describe their commitment and investment as well as the economic realities of managing cattle operations in California. The gathering included technical experts who clarified how costs, profits, and revenue need to balance out for an operation to be viable. Also, public land managers spoke to the costs, opportunities, and challenges of supporting ranching operations on public lands. This was a unique opportunity to have local experts help increase understanding about the complexities of rancher economics.

Goal

Improve participant understanding of the economics of ranching in California

Objectives

  • Provide background on the types of ranching operations in California
  • Provide information to elucidate rancher operations costs, revenue and profit
  • Provide a detailed description of the costs of implementing cattle infrastructure on leased lands (a major cost in a livestock operation)
  • Describe the economic impact an Agency management decision can have on an ranching operation on leased lands (time permitting)

Sponsors

Many thanks to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission for co-sponsoring the event. Also thanks to Tim Koopmann and the Koopmann Ranch for sponsoring and providing lunch for the event.

Documents and Publications

Contact List
We encourage participants to download the contact list to assist with arranging a rideshare or to get in contact with someone you met at the workshop. Those interested in sharing a ride to the event are marked on the contact list.

DOCUMENT AUTHOR / SOURCE
WORKSHOP MATERIALS
2016 Sample Costs for Beef Cattle: Cow-Calf Production, 300 Head, Sacramento Valley
DOCX, 92KB
Larry Forero; Glenn A. Nader; Karen Klonsky; Daniel A. Sumner; Nina Anderson; Donald Stewart
UC Cooperative Extension
April 2016
Agenda: Rancher Economics- CCRC Spring 2016 Meeting
PDF, 388KB
Dina Robertson
Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program
February 2016
Artificial insemination for beef cattle — Costs and Benefits
PDF, 519KB
Daniel J. Drake, PhD. PAS
UC Cooperative Extension
2012
Economics Associated with Beef Cattle Ranching
PDF, 2.9MB
Larry Forero
UC Cooperative Extension
April 21, 2016
Ranching in Conservation: TN Cattle Company Bay Area and state wide operations.
PDF, 1.8MB
Ryan Nielsen
TN Cattle Company
April 2016
Ranching Operations in California: A Year in the Life of a Cow
PDF, 4.3MB
Clayton Koopman
Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program
April 2016

Questions and Answers

Submit a question on this subject and we'll provide an answer. info@elkhornsloughctp.org