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2013 Alabama Grazing Management Clinics Announced

There will be two one-day Grazing Management Clinics offered for all interested livestock and forage producers in 2013.

Both clinics will cover the following topics:

  • Physiology of Forage Growth
  • Grazing Methods and System Designs
  • Minimizing Hay Requirements
  • Pasture Economics: Hay vs. Grazing
  • Nutrient Cycling/ Grazing Impacts
  • Dealing with Mud in Grazing Systems
  • Pasture Evaluation/Forage Allocation/Nutrient Requirements of Livestock
  • Fence and Water Technology
  • Grazing Technology: Costs and Evaluation
  • Grazing Scenarios

The clinics will be held at:

  • Perdido River Farms in Atmore, AL on July 26, 2013
  • Guy Hunt Library and Museum in Holly Pond, AL on August 2, 2013

Registration deadlines are:

  • July 19, 2013 for Atmore
  • July 22, 2013 for Holly Pond

Twenty-five people must register or the clinic will be cancelled.

Registration form for Atmore

Registration form for Holly Pond (Cullman County)

Decreasing Dependence Upon Stored Feed Series

Regional Agent, Gerry Thompson, has announced two upcoming meetings designed to help you learn more about increasing the number of days your cattle graze and decreasing the amount of hay used each year.

Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.

  • Economics of Making Hay: Increasing Profitability by Decreasing Dependence on Stored Feeds with Dr. Walt Prevatt

Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.

  • Practical Techniques for Extending the Grazing Season by Utilizing Stockpiled Forages with Dr. Jennifer Johnson

Both meetings will take place at the Tennessee Valley Research and Extension Center.

A light supper will be served at both meetings


Please RSVP to Gerry Thompson if you plan to attend.

The meeting is sponsored by the Alabama Cattlemen's Association and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

All Things Fescue Meeting

On Thursday, August 22, 2013, Dr. Jennifer Johnson, Forage Agronomist, will discuss several topics concerning fescue. These topics include:

  • Fescue Varieties
  • Legumes to Grow with Fescue
  • Stockipiling Fescue
  • Re-establishing Fescue Stands

The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Alabama Fish Farm Center in Greensboro with a light meal.

Please RSVP to Brenda Glover by Thursday, August 15, 2013 if you will attend.

The meeting is sponsored by Anipro Feeds and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.




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