Small acreage landowners can access tips to care for backyard livestock through the UC ANR website. (Photo courtesy of UC ANR) 

By Valley Ag Voice Staff 

The University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources launched a new website for small acreage landowners in the state filled with helpful tips on livestock and poultry care, pest management, emergency preparedness, and more.  

The Small Acreage Landowners’ website caters to backyard livestock producers, youth raising livestock, and other small acreage landowners — resources include tips in caring for poultry, goats, sheep, cows, pigs, llamas, alpacas, horses, and rabbits.  

In a press release, project leader Julie Finzel, UC Cooperative Extension livestock and natural resources advisor for Kern, Tulare, and Kings Counties, explained that there has been a sizeable boost in interest for small-scale livestock production within the past four years.  

“Folks in our communities are hungry for knowledge about how to care for their land and animals – from urban chickens to backyard goats and sheep,” Finzel said. 

The website includes information on the most common livestock species and links to sites with in-depth information on specific topics. Information on protecting livestock from predators and pests as well as weed control and water quality are also featured. 

Access the site at

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