August 17th, 2021 - Sustainability Programs in Beef Supply Chains from Pasture to Plate
Presentations on options for sustainability and conservation program participation within the beef cattle supply chain.
Sustainability Programs in Beef Supply Chains by Dr. Sheri Spiegal
Audubon Conservation Ranching Program by Cindy Tolle of Evergreen Ranching


May 5th, 2021 - Meat Quality Panel
A panel discussion with Dr. Ty Lawrence, Dr. Rhonda Miller, and Mr. Scott Brinker about the fundamentals of how beef carcasses and cuts are evaluated and how those evaluations relate to consumer preferences, with a focus on medical food service.
Intro to Meat Quality webinar, Sustainable Southwest Beef Project Overview by Dr. Sheri Spiegal
Beef Carcass Grading & Quality by Dr. Ty Lawrence
Meat Sensory Evaluation: What is it and why is it part of this project? by Dr. Rhonda Miller
The Power of Food by Scott Brinker
Webinar Q&A


April 29, 2021 - Tools for Navigating Drought on the Ranch
Grass-Cast: A Forecast for Grassland Growth, Great Plains and Southwest
National Drought Mitigation Center Ranch Drought Monitoring Dashboard
A Tour of Two Tools: Tools for the Beef Industry (TOBI) and Collaborative Conservation and Adaptation Strategy Toolbox (CCAST)
New Mexico State University and University of Arizona Extension Resources for Drought


April 13, 2021
Precision Ranching Technologies
Webinar to present information about technologies for precision livestock ranching in extensive rangeland systems. Presentations by: Dr. Shelemia Nyamuryekung’e - precision ranching technologies under evaluation by the Sustainable Southwest Beef Project); Asombro Institute for Science Education - related education materials suitable for classroom use and/or youth programming; Dr. Michael Crimmins, Professor & Extension Specialist in Climate Science at the University of Arizona - My RAINge Log, a tool specifically designed around the type of infrequent, cumulative precipitation observations often collected at remote, rangeland sites.


November 19, 2020
British Society of Animal Science, Precision Livestock Farming and Sensing Technology In Extensive Grassland Systems Webinar, Part 2


November 17, 2020 - British Society of Animal Science, Precision Livestock Farming and Sensing Technology In Extensive Grassland Systems Webinar, Part 1
Full Webinar
Skip to Dr. Andres Cibils "Precision Livestock Farming Systems on Rangeland: Challenges and Opportunities"


November 12, 2020 - Videos shared as part of the 2020 Jornada Symposium
Long-term Declining Trends in Chihuahuan Desert Forage Production in Relation to Precipitation and Ambient Temperature by Matthew McIntosh
Decision Support Tool for the Beef Cattle Industry by Coury Dorn
New Mexico Bull Management by Keegan Taylor 
Snapshot of Rancher Perspectives on Creative Cattle Management Options by Skye Aney 
Evaluating Effects of Supply Chain Options by Mark Musumba 
Soil Health in New Mexico Rangelands by Carolina Brandani 
Recycling Nutrients among Distant Links of the Beef Supply Chain by Sheri Spiegal 
Building and Testing a Precision Ranching System by Shelemia Nyamuryekung'e 
Sustainable Southwest Beef Breed Comparison Study by Matthew McIntosh 
Adaptation of Rangeland Beef Production to Climate Change in the Desert Southwest by Andres Cibils 


October 10, 2020
Raramuri Criollo Cattle in San Diego Range Land
Rob Paulin, rancher at Corta Madera Ranch in conversation with rancher John Austel about using the heritage cattle breed in the San Diego high desert and chaparral woodland.


September 17, 2020
What Might the Future be for Precision Beef Technology and Management?
Dr. Tony Waterhouse from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) discusses precision technology for livestock, particularly in rugged/rangeland settings. Virtual fencing, animal movement sensors, and more. Dr. Waterhouse reviews the current state of the technology and where it might be headed in the future. Dr. Waterhouse is a livestock scientist with over 35 years’ experience in the study of livestock systems and animal welfare in the UK, and is a collaborator in the Sustainable Southwest Beef Project.


August 25, 2020
Sustainable Southwest Beef Project: Tools for Ranch and Rangeland Resilience
Presentation at the Sustainable Ranchlands Roundtable in Jackson, Wyoming. Jean Steiner. (presentation slides only)


August 20, 2020
Sustainable Southwest Beef Project Breed Comparison Study
Matt McIntosh provides an overview of the breed comparison research component of the project.


July 30, 2020
Part III: Options for Selling Beef Off the Ranch
This webinar for beef producers during the COVID-19 crisis focused on non-traditional marketing mechanisms. Even in this time of drought conditions, identifying other marketing avenues may be of benefit. Additionally, discussions regarding state-level inspections have been percolating in NM. The objective of this webinar is to provide NM beef producers with an update regarding current regulations for direct marketing of beef and potential changes in those regulations in the future. The webinar will be hallmarked with a few producers who have built successful businesses based on direct marketing of beef to consumers.


March 8, 2019
Criollo Cattle: A Focus on Sustainable Cattle Production
Alfredo Gonzalez & Sheri Spiegal, Jornada Experimental Range, and Cindy Tolle, Evergreen Ranching & Livestock, describe Raramuri Criollo, one biotype showing promise for profitable and sustainable production in the arid southwestern US.  "The criollo is a very efficient cow on the land. They're super efficient grazers and converters of grass and other forages into high-quality meat."


October 19, 2015
History and Genetics of Criollo Cattle
Criollo Cattle were originally brought to the Americas by Christopher Columbus in 1496. Over 500 years of largely natural selection has allowed these animals to adapt to a wide variety of environments. Including the Raramuri Criollo here at the Jornada that are exceptionally well adapted to thrive in a harsh desert environment.