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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!


*Register for the 2017 Alabama Forage Conference*

Nov. 28 - Pre-Conference Tour at the Wiregrass Research and Extension Center

Nov. 29 - One-Day Educational Conference at Lakepoint State Park, Eufaula, AL

Visit www.bamabeef.org/forage for registration and sponsorship opportunities


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


Alabama Pasture to Rail


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

2017 Animal Science and Forage Webinar Series - 5 ARPAS CEUs


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Disaster Preparation for Livestock Operations

Due to the vulnerability of Alabama to hurricanes and their potential to cause widespread damage due to high winds and flooding, disaster preparedness is essential for livestock operations... more

Preconditioning Beef Calves

This information sheet provides an overview of considerations for beef producers who may retain ownership or receive calves for a preconditioning phase prior to marketing... more

Evaluation of warm-season baleage in a cow-calf production system

This information sheet highlights the results from a recent winter feeding trial evaluating the use of warm-season baleage for supporting cow-calf production in a fall-calving... more

Stored Grain Workshops Scheduled in July

A series of workshops in Alabama will provide farmers with practical advice for managing stored grain pests … The... more

Culling strategies for beef cattle operations

Currently, much of Alabama is either abnormally dry, in a moderate drought, or in a severe drought … As... more

Pre-Conditioning Beef Calves with High-Moisture Forages and Co-Product Feeds

There has been an increasing interest in the use of baleage in beef cattle systems in Alabama … This... more

Grazing Management Strategies During Drought in Tall Fescue Systems

Grazing Management During Drought in Tall Fescue Systems - May 2017 - TI Sheet.pdf This Timely Information sheet provides recommendations on managing tall fescue stands... more

Weed of the Month: Verbena, Vervain

Approximately 80 species of Verbena or Vervain occur in the world, and most species are found in the South …... more

Grazing Management Strategies During Drought in Tall Fescue Systems

This Timely Information Sheet provides recommendations on grazing management practices for tall fescue stands that were weakened during the 2016 drought... more

Pre-Conditioning Beef Calves with High-Moisture Forages and Co-Product Feeds

There has been an increasing interest in the use of baleage in beef operations in Alabama … This information... more