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Euthanasia of Livestock

While no livestock owner ever wants to lose an animal, sometimes euthanasia is the most humane option for sick, injured, and debilitated livestock.

Euthanasia is a Greek term meaning good death and occurs when death is induced wi…

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Breeding Soundness Examination for Replacement Heifers

Replacement heifers are an investment with long-term consequences, both financially and genetically. Heifers are evaluated based on breed, physical soundness, conformation, genetic analysis, growth, body condition score, visual appr…

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Caregiving: A Life-Changing Experience

Rosalynn Carter once said, “There are four kinds of people in the world—those who have been caregivers; those who are caregivers; those who will be caregivers; and those who will need caregiving.”

Just about every person in America wil…

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Youth Leadership Conference

Join Alabama 4-H for the ninth annual Youth Leadership Conference March 23–24, 2019 at the Alabama 4-H Center. This two-day event will be action packed with fun workshops and leadership adventures for youth ages 9–13.
Cost
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Prevention Best Medicine for Calf Scours

When new calves are born and start growing, so does the threat of calf scours (diarrhea). A variety of infectious microorganisms, including bacteria (e.g., E. coli, Salmonella spp., Clostridium perfringens, Campylobacter ssp.), viru…

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Hair Sheep for Small-Scale Farming

Meat and Wool
Although the majority of residents in the United States (US) do not consume lamb, most US sheep businesses are targeted toward the production of lamb meat rather than wool. Furthermore, the US frequently imports from Australi…

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Honey, I’m Home: Common Home Pests

As the seasons change and the temperature outside drops, cooler weather prompts bugs and rodents to seek a place to hang their winter hats. So, why not your home? The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) lists mice, opossums, raccoon…

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STREAM: Reading is Still Fundamental

Education for youth ages 5–18  Reading skills are vital to understanding STEM concepts and will lead to success across all disciplines. STREAM uses disciplinary literacy instruction to increase success in STEM classes and spark interest…

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Frogeye Leaf Spot of Soybeans

Frogeye leaf spot (FLS), caused by the fungus Cercospora sojina, is a major disease of soybeans in the southern United States. Estimates of yield loss due to FLS have been reported to be as high as 30 percent on susceptible varieties when e…

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Family Mealtime Matters

Focus on Mealtime
Research shows that youth who experience frequent family meals together, at least four to five times a week, are more confident and well adjusted, more socially interactive, perform better in school, consume healthier die…

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