By the 1860s, in the wake of the gold rush, some 3 million cattle were grazing California's open ranges; the degradation was rapid, particularly as ranchers had been overstocking to cash in on the cattle boom. Floods and drought between 1862 and 1865 consummated the ecological crisis. In the spring of 1863, 97,000 cattle were grazing in parched Santa Barbara County. Two years later, only 12,100 remained. By the mid-1860s, in Terry Jordan's words, "many ranges stood virtually denuded of palatable vegetation." In less than a century, California's pastoral utopia had been destroyed; the ranchers moved east of the Sierra Nevada into the Great Basin, or north, to colder and drier terrain.
They are also able to discriminate between familiar individuals, and among humans. Cattle can tell the difference between familiar and unfamiliar animals of the same species (conspecifics). Studies show they behave less aggressively toward familiar individuals when they are forming a new group.  Calves can also discriminate between humans based on previous experience, as shown by approaching those who handled them positively and avoiding those who handled them aversively.  Although cattle can discriminate between humans by their faces alone, they also use other cues such as the color of clothes when these are available. 
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Animal medicines – general and vaccines
Agrochemicals - herbicides, pesticides and fungicides
Frozen, refrigerated or temperature sensitive products
Animal feeds - products which are fed to animals destined for the human food chain
Equestrian Safetywear including riding hats and body protectors