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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


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.


2016 Alabama Armyworm Watch Map


New Publications

ANR-0060 - Nutrient Requirements of Beef Cattle

ANR-2322 - Mineral Supplementation for Newly Received Stocker Cattle

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!

NRCS-ACES Interagency Training - Ecology of Grazing Land Systems - 12 ARPAS CEUs, 3.5 CCA Credits

2016 Animal Science and Forage Webinar Series - 5 ARPAS CEUs

Agent In-Service Training Opportunities


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Dealing with Hot, Dry Conditions in Beef Operations

This Timely Information Sheet provides an overview of drought management strategies in Alabama beef operations … Timely Information -... more

Drought Monitoring Resources for Cattle Producers

This information sheet contains links to drought monitoring decision tools for beef producers in the Southeast … Drought Monitoring... more

Heifer Management and Nutrition

This Timely Information Heifer Management and Nutrition - Timely Information .pdfSheet provides an overview of nutrition and management of 1st calf heifershttps://sites.aces.edu/group/timelyinfo/Lists/Posts/ViewPost.aspx?ID=829... more

Alternative Feeds for Beef Cattle During Drought

This information sheet provides an overview of feeding strategies for beef cattle when forage resources become limited … https://sites.aces.edu/group/timelyinfo/Lists/Posts/ViewPost.aspx?ID=827... more

Tax Implications of Selling Cattle During Times of Drought

AgEconTI- Tax Implications of Drought sales.pdfhttps://sites.aces.edu/group/timelyinfo/Lists/Posts/ViewPost.aspx?ID=826... more

Understanding Stocking Rates in Grazing Systems

Understanding Stocking Rates In Grazing Systems.pdfhttps://sites.aces.edu/group/timelyinfo/Lists/Posts/ViewPost.aspx?ID=805... more

Check Alabama Small Grains for Aphids

Small grains may be at higher risk this season for two diseases, barley yellow dwarf and cereal yellow dwarf …... more

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

Damage from bermudagrass stem maggot was reported from Franklin and Cherokee Counties this week … Damage had previously been... more