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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.


2016 Alabama Armyworm Watch Map


Drought Management Resources

Alabama Commodity Feed List

Timely Information - Protein Supplementation: Natural vs. Non-Protein Nitrogen Sources

Timely Information - Dealing with Hot, Dry Conditions in Beef Operations

Timely Information - Drought Monitoring Resources for Cattle Producers

Timely Information - Alternative Feeds for Beef Cattle During Drought

Timely Information - Tax Implications of Selling Cattle During Times of Drought


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

2016 Animal Science and Forage Webinar Series - 5 ARPAS CEUs

Agent In-Service Training Opportunities


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Tax Implications of Selling Cattle During Times of Drought

Two related documents AgEconTI- Tax Implications of Drought sales.pdf​ Drought Sales of Livestock... more

Winter Feeding Considerations for Beef Cattle For Now and Later

As Alabama continues to experience drought conditions across the state, many cattle producers are thinking about how they can economically feed cattle through the winter... more

Alabama Commodity Feed List

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

Drought Takes a Toll on Mental Health

Slowly, the earth loses its moisture … Row crops don’t make it to harvest or their yields are reduced... more

Drought effects on Toxic Plants

As Alabama continues with below average rainfall and above average temperatures, the drought is taking its toll on the pastures and hayfields... more

Protein Supplementation: Natural vs. Non-Protein Nitrogen

This Timely Information sheet provides strategies for providing protein supplements to beef cattle … https://sites.aces.edu/group/timelyinfo/Lists/Posts/ViewPost.aspx?ID=842... more

Low Prices and Drought

The cattle industry in Alabama is experiencing a very challenging year in 2016 … The record prices we (along... more

Grazing Management During Drought Conditions

This Timely Information Sheet provides an overview of potential forage management considerations during extended periods of dry weather …... more

Watch for Fall Armyworms Especially in Small Grains Planted Early for Forage, Wildlife, or Cover Crops

It would be nice if we could be done with fall armyworms for the year … But they will... more

Considerations for Choosing an Insecticide to Control Fall Armyworms in Pastures and Hayfields

Now that we are in the third month of the 2016 outbreak of fall armyworms, it has been necessary to treat some fields more than... more