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Beef Systems Management Resources

Cattle production is a complex system that requires an understand of land, plant, and animal management resources. The following resource were developed to help farmers getting started in the beef industry better understand sustainable resource management practices in Alabama.

Publications

Systems Defined

ANR-2284 Systems Approach to Beef Production - Developing a Basic Management Plan

Forages

ANR-2440 Forage Systems for Cow-Calf Operations in North Alabama

ANR-2432 Forage Systems for Cow-Calf Operations in South Alabama

Water

ANR-2381 Drinking Water for Livestock

ANR-2436 Water Requirements for Beef Cattle

Management

ANR-2415 Beef Herd Management Strategies

Climate

ANR-2437 Climate Effects on Forage and Beef Production in Alabama

Economics

ANR-2435 Planning to Make a Cow-Calf Profit

Videos on Systems Management

Water - The Benefits of Forage Ground Cover on Infiltration and Reducing Runoff

Water - The Benefits of Good Water Quality for Livestock

Climate - Undestanding the Difference in El Nino and La Nina Weather Patterns

Economics: Top Ways to Improve Profitability in Beef Operations

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These resources were created with the support of the USDA Southern SARE Granting Agency.

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