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


*Upcoming Beef Cattle Programs and Events*

Follow the link above for more information on educational programs coming to your area.


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 iTunes store to download this new beef cattle management tool for the Southeast. $9.99 to download

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.


New Publications

ANR-0060 - Nutrient Requirements of Beef Cattle

Timely Information - Temporary Poultry Litter Spreading Ban in North Alabama due to LT Virus

Timely Information - Regional Tools for Balancing Basic Beef Cattle Rations


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


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Understanding Stocking Rates in Grazing Systems

Understanding Stocking Rates In Grazing Systems.pdfhttps://sites.aces.edu/group/timelyinfo/Lists/Posts/ViewPost.aspx?ID=805... more

Check Alabama Small Grains for Aphids

Small grains may be at higher risk this season for two diseases, barley yellow dwarf and cereal yellow dwarf …... more

The El Niño Climate Phase and What It Means for Cattlemen

This Timely Information Sheet provides an overview of potential winter climatic conditions, implications, and management strategies for cattlemen …... more

Explore Food Production at Ag Discovery Adventure

AUBURN, Ala.—Ag Discovery Adventure is set for Saturday, Oct. 10, at the E.V. Smith Research Center in Shorter, Ala. Ag Discovery Adventure is full of hands on... more

Check Bermudagrass Forage for the Bermudagrass Stem Maggot, July 24, 2015

Damage from bermudagrass stem maggot was reported from Franklin and Cherokee Counties this week … Damage had previously been... more

It is Time to Look for Fall Armyworms in Pastures and Hayfields

This week cattlemen and extension agents  reported finding damaging populations of fall armyworm in hayfields in 4 counties: Pike, Calhoun, Etowah, and Marshall... more

Good Spray Coverage is Essential for Controlling Sugarcane Aphids

Sugarcane aphid population densities have increased rapidly in Alabama sorghum fields during the first half of July … The... more

Update on Sugarcane Aphids in Alabama, July 2, 2015

Population densities of sugarcane aphid continued to increase in Alabama sorghum fields this past week … Above threshold population densities... more

Don't Spray Those Sugarcane Aphids Too Soon!

Last week it was not hard to find sugarcane aphid in sorghum fields in central and south Alabama …... more

Watch for fall armyworms in summer grass forages

This is a reminder for Alabama forage producers:  don't forget to scout your summer grass forages for fall armyworms …... more