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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

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.

2017 Alabama Armyworm Watch Map

Drought Management Resources

Alabama Commodity Feed List

Timely Information - Protein Supplementation: Natural vs. Non-Protein Nitrogen Sources

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

Timely Information - Drought Monitoring Resources for Cattle Producers

Timely Information - Drought Management: Steps to Coping with Winter Feed Needs

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!

2016 Animal Science and Forage Webinar Series - 5 ARPAS CEUs

Agent In-Service Training Opportunities

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Drought Management: Steps to Coping with Winter Feed Needs

The drought of 2016-2017 continues to impact livestock producers across Alabama … The following information sheet provides some steps... more

Drought effects on Toxic Plants

As Alabama continues with below average rainfall and above average temperatures, the drought is taking its toll on the pastures and hayfields... more

Drought Management Strategies: Preserving Next Year's Calf Crop

Alabama counties have experienced increased levels of drought throughout this past summer and fall … To successfully survive drought... more

Tax Implications of Selling Cattle During Times of Drought

Two related documents AgEconTI- Tax Implications of Drought sales.pdf​ Drought Sales of Livestock... more

Winter Feeding Considerations for Beef Cattle For Now and Later

As Alabama continues to experience drought conditions across the state, many cattle producers are thinking about how they can economically feed cattle through the winter... more

Alabama Commodity Feed List

This list contains contact information for potential commercially available feed resources for cattle producers in the Southeast … To... more

Drought Takes a Toll on Mental Health

Slowly, the earth loses its moisture … Row crops don’t make it to harvest or their yields are reduced... more

Protein Supplementation: Natural vs. Non-Protein Nitrogen

This Timely Information sheet provides strategies for providing protein supplements to beef cattle … https://sites.aces.edu/group/timelyinfo/Lists/Posts/ViewPost.aspx?ID=842... more

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