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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


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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Veterinary Feed Directive Requirements for Feed Distributors

Veterinary Feed Directives are not new to the U.S. livestock industry, but they are new to many Alabama livestock producers, veterinarians, feed mills, and feed... more

Guide to using medicated feeds containing chlortetracycline for beef cattle in compliance with FDA Veterinary Feed Directive regulations

Chlortetracycline (CTC) is the most commonly used antibiotic in Alabama beef cattle feed and/or drinking water for the control or aid in the control of... more

What to Do When You Find Fall Armyworms

Hot and dry summers make it likely we will have problems with fall armyworms in Alabama forages … It... more

Changes in Label for Prowl H2O on Forages

In the past, Prowl H2O was only labeled on dormant bermudagrass only … It now can be used on... more

Livestock producers guide to using medicated feeds in compliance with FDA Veterinary Feed Directive regulations

Veterinary Feed Directives are not new to the U.S. livestock industry, but they are new to many Alabama livestock producers and veterinarians following implementation of... more

Alabama Commodity Feed List

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

Timely Information - Dried Distillers Grains Plus Solubles

This information sheet provides management practices for feeding and use of dried distillers grains plus solubles in beef and equine operations... more

Drought effects on Toxic Plants

Joyce Tredaway Ducar, Department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences, Auburn … As Alabama continues with below average rainfall... more

Update on Screwworm Outbreak in Florida

In October 2016, screwworm infestations were discovered in Key deer from the National Key Deer Refuge on Big Pine Key, Florida... more

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