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Timely Information - Cold Weather and Forage Considerations for Cattlemen

ANR-2240 Prevention: Best Medicine for Calf Scours

ANR-2224 Collecting Forage Samples for Laboratory Analysis

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Beef Basics Series - Basics of Weed Control in Pastures and Hayfields - Hartselle, AL - March 24, 2015

Stocker Cattle Field Day - Moundville, AL - March 21, 2015

Alabama Beef Quality Assurance Training and Certification Program - Belle Mina, AL- March 23, 2015

Transitioning the Cowherd from Winter to Spring - Russellville, Al - March 23, 2015

Spring Cow-Calf Shortcourse - Linden, AL - March 26, 2015

Practical Ranch Management Workshop

Friday, April 17 - Blackbelt Research and Extension Center

Saturday, April 18 - EV Smith Research Center

BCIA Sale Announcement

2nd Annual Eastern Elite BCIA Genetic Verified Bred Heifer Sale - May 9, 2015 - Ashland, Alabama

Save the Date - 2015 Deep South Stocker Conference

August 7, 2015 - Auburn University Montgomery

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​2014 Alabama BCIA Outstanding Educator Award

The Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association (BCIA) named … the  2014 recipient of the Outstanding ... more

Silvopasture Works!

​April 24-25, 2015 at the Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center … As part of a land management strategy, agroforestry... more

Standby Generators for Emergency Power

​ Standby generators are powered by tractors or engines and may be either portable or stationary. Engine-driven units available may have an automatic or manual... more

New FDA Policy Affects Alabama Cattle Owners!

Update on new FDA antimicrobial policy – A meeting for cattle owners was held at Dee River Ranch on Tuesday, October 21st in Pickens County. ... more

ACES Animal Science and Forages at the Sunbelt Expo

Members of the ACES Animal Science and Forage Team will be at the Sunbelt Expo in Moultrie, GA from Tuesday, October 14 through Thursday, October... more

A Quick Guide to Grazing Methods

Grazing systems, grazing methods, grazing management.....what does it all mean to you and your cattle operation? … Find... more

USDA Offers Disaster Assistance and Information on Disaster Programs

​ USDA issued a press release September 2 encouraging livestock producers who suffered eligible disaster-related losses to enroll in the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP)... more

The Next Wave of Fall Armyworm Damage IS HERE!

Since July 26, when I wrote that the next wave of armyworms is expected soon, cattlemen, farm supply retailers, and extension agents have let me know the next wave is... more


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