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The San Luis Valley Area Extension office provides assistance and programs for citizens in four main areas: Agriculture & Range, Family & Health, Nutrition, and 4-H Youth Development.

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Livestock production is an industry that encompasses the whole San Luis Valley. In 2013 there were an estimated 82,000 beef cows and calves and over 300 dairy cows in the San Luis Valley. The Valley also has a viable sheep industry of over 8,000 ewes. Colorado State University Extension assists livestock producers with nutrition, breeding, marketing, ranch management planning, feed analysis, emergency planning and other livestock management techniques to help ranchers be efficient and profitable. Have a livestock related question or problem? Browse the resources below or give us a call or stop in the office for research-based guidance.



Beef Cattle

Sheep and Goats