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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.

Coming Soon - Beef Basics Online Course

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

Sand Mountain Elite Heifer Development Program

Click the title above for rules, regulations, and registration information related to this NEW opportunity in NE Alabama.

2015 Alabama BCIA North Alabama Bull Evaluation and BCIA Genetic Verified Heifer Sale (Catalog)

Saturday, December 12 - 11:00 AM - Cullman Stockyards

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.

View the 2015 Deep South Stocker Conference Proceedings!

Auburn University at Montgomery, Montgomery, AL

New Publications

ANR-2284 - Developing a Systems Management Plan

Timely Information - The El Nino Climate Phase and What It Means for Cattlemen

Timely Information - Preparing for the new FDA Veterinary Feed Directive guidance

Timely Information - Planning to Make a Cow-Calf Profit

Need ARPAS CEUs? The following ACES Programs are now approved for credit!

2015 Deep South Stocker Conference - 4 CEUs

Forage Focus Webinar: Forage Systems Part 2 - Stocking Rates and Winter Grazing Management - 1 CEU

2015 Alabama Forage Conference - 5 CEUs

Beef Cattle News  RSS

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

Beef Cattle Management;#Warm Season Forages;#Hay … Damage from bermudagrass stem maggot was reported from Franklin and Cherokee Counties this... more

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

Beef Cattle Management;#Hay;#Warm Season Forages … This week cattlemen and extension agents  reported finding damaging populations of fall armyworm... 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

Sugarcane aphids were found recently on Johnsongrass in Alabama

Updated May 11, 2015: Sugarcane aphids have been found this spring on Johnsongrass in Alabama … The week of... more

​Don Ball Awarded 2015 Grasslander Award

The American Forage and Grassland Council awarded Dr. Don Ball, alumni professor in the Department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Soils at Auburn University, the 2015 Distinguished Grasslander... more