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***Registration now open for 2015 Deep South Stocker Conference***

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New Publications

Timely Information - IPM Strategies for Managing Sugarcane Aphid in Alabama Sorghum

Timely Information - Determining Forage Demand and Animal Intake

Timely Information - Understanding Stocking Rates in Grazing Systems

Timely Information - A Spring to Summer Beef Cattle Checklist

Timely Information - Planning to Make a Cow-Calf Profit


BCIA Sale Announcement

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

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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 May 4-8 Rudy Yates reports finding the... more

If You Want to Grow Sorghum in 2015, Look for Sugarcane Aphid on Johnsongrass in Alabama Now!

Sugarcane aphid was first seen as a pest of sorghum in Alabama in 2014. It cost sorghum producers a lot of money due to cost... more

​Don Ball Awarded 2015 Grasslander Award

Forage and Grassland Council awarded Dr. Don Ball, alumni professor in the … Department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental... more

​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