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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!


The ACES Animal Science and Forage Team is excited to announce a NEW program - the Systems 360 Working Group!

Learn more by following the link above!


Call for Nominations - Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association Eastern Elite Bred Heifer Sale

Interested in being a consignor? Follow the link above for additional information!


Beef Basics Online Course and iBook

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

Apple iTunes Store - Beef Basics by Alabama Extension

Online Course


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.


2018 Alabama Armyworm Watch Map


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Weeds: They are important to everyone! Here is why

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Wild Turnip (Brassica rapa L.)

In the first week of November, I received four different calls regarding how to control wild turnip in forages …... more

Preemergence Control of Knotroot Foxtail – Preliminary Findings

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Disaster Preparation for Livestock Operations

Due to the vulnerability of Alabama to hurricanes and their potential to cause widespread damage due to high winds and flooding, disaster preparedness is essential for livestock operations... more

Preconditioning Beef Calves

This information sheet provides an overview of considerations for beef producers who may retain ownership or receive calves for a preconditioning phase prior to marketing... more

Evaluation of warm-season baleage in a cow-calf production system

This information sheet highlights the results from a recent winter feeding trial evaluating the use of warm-season baleage for supporting cow-calf production in a fall-calving... more

Stored Grain Workshops Scheduled in July

A series of workshops in Alabama will provide farmers with practical advice for managing stored grain pests … The... more

Culling strategies for beef cattle operations

Currently, much of Alabama is either abnormally dry, in a moderate drought, or in a severe drought … As... more

Pre-Conditioning Beef Calves with High-Moisture Forages and Co-Product Feeds

There has been an increasing interest in the use of baleage in beef cattle systems in Alabama … This... more

Grazing Management Strategies During Drought in Tall Fescue Systems

Grazing Management During Drought in Tall Fescue Systems - May 2017 - TI Sheet.pdf This Timely Information sheet provides recommendations on managing tall fescue stands... more