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Your source for beef cattle educational updates from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System Animal Science and Forage Team

Upcoming Programs and Events

Interested in beef cattle programs coming to your part of the state? Check out the link above for information on upcoming events!

Beef Basics Online Course

Follow the link above to enroll in this series of self-paced lessons for cattle production management strategies in the Southeast.

Beef Basics iBook Now Available

Visit the Apple iBooks store to download this great resource! This book provides an overview of beef cattle management practices in the Southeast USA.

Apple iTunes Store - Beef Basics by Alabama Extension

2016 Animal Science and Forage Webinar Series

Held the second Wednesday of every month at 10:00 AM CST. Click the link above for full schedule and connection information.

2016 Alabama Armyworm Watch Map

New Publications

ANR-0060 - Nutrient Requirements of Beef Cattle

ANR-2322 - Mineral Supplementation for Newly Received Stocker Cattle

Timely Information - Dealing with Hot, Dry Conditions in Beef Operations

Timely Information - Drought Monitoring Resources for Cattle Producers

Timely Information - Alternative Feeds for Beef Cattle During Drought

Timely Information - Tax Implications of Selling Cattle During Times of Drought

Need ARPAS or Certified Crop Advisor CEUs? The following ACES Programs are now approved for credit!

NRCS-ACES Interagency Training - Ecology of Grazing Land Systems - 12 ARPAS CEUs, 3.5 CCA Credits

2016 Animal Science and Forage Webinar Series - 5 ARPAS CEUs

Agent In-Service Training Opportunities

Beef Cattle News  RSS

Low Prices and Drought

The cattle industry in Alabama is experiencing a very challenging year in 2016 … The record prices we (along... more

Grazing Management During Drought Conditions

This Timely Information Sheet provides an overview of potential forage management considerations during extended periods of dry weather …... more

Watch for Fall Armyworms Especially in Small Grains Planted Early for Forage, Wildlife, or Cover Crops

It would be nice if we could be done with fall armyworms for the year … But they will... more

Considerations for Choosing an Insecticide to Control Fall Armyworms in Pastures and Hayfields

Now that we are in the third month of the 2016 outbreak of fall armyworms, it has been necessary to treat some fields more than... more

Last day to bushhog your woody perennials

Be sure and tell your forage growers that if they have woody perennials​ (like blackberry) that after August 31, they do not need to mow... more

Chinch Bugs in Alabama Forages, August 4, 2016

I have heard of several damaging chinch bug infestations in the last week … Two reports were from pearl... more

Dealing with Hot, Dry Conditions in Beef Operations

This Timely Information Sheet provides an overview of drought management strategies in Alabama beef operations … Timely Information -... more

Drought Monitoring Resources for Cattle Producers

This information sheet contains links to drought monitoring decision tools for beef producers in the Southeast … Drought Monitoring... more

Heifer Management and Nutrition

This Timely Information Heifer Management and Nutrition - Timely Information .pdfSheet provides an overview of nutrition and management of 1st calf heifershttps://sites.aces.edu/group/timelyinfo/Lists/Posts/ViewPost.aspx?ID=829... more

Alternative Feeds for Beef Cattle During Drought

This information sheet provides an overview of feeding strategies for beef cattle when forage resources become limited … https://sites.aces.edu/group/timelyinfo/Lists/Posts/ViewPost.aspx?ID=827... more