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Egg Safety—Grading Eggs

Eggs are graded based on United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) standards. These standards use certain specifications to determine the grade of an egg.

 

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Structure of an Egg

An egg has three basic parts: the shell or cuticle, the white or albumen, and the yolk.

Cuticle /Cuticula (or bloom)
Thin protective coating sealing pores of the shell.
White (albumen)
Must have a high percentage of th…

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Alabama Commodity Feed Contact List

The Alabama Commodity Feed Contact list provides contact information for brokers, dealers, feed distributors, and processing facilities around the Southeast.

Brokers, Dealers, and Distributors
ADM Animal Nutrition

Address: 22…

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Beneficial Insects: Welcomed Visitors to Home Gardens

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Soon, gardeners everywhere will be spending a lot of time in their gardens. However, they will not be the only ones spending time there. There will be many insects looking to enjoy the developing plants as well. …

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Irrigation Wells During a Drought Period

What is over-pumping and groundwater depletion?
Over-pumping occurs when irrigation water is extracted faster than it produces. This may be the case when the pump runs longer than usual or when you install a more powerful pump to meet an i…

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Are Bugs Eating Your Vegetables?

The most common and most damaging insect pests of the vegetable garden are worms, squash bugs, squash vine borers, leaf-footed bugs, and stinkbugs. Ok, so those are the most common and damaging, but needless to say, there are lots of enemie…

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Alabama Planting Guide for Forage Legumes

Many factors influence successful forage production, but establishment of the crop is a key to profitability. It is essential to choose the appropriate crop species for the needed yield, quality, and persistence.

It is then…

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Nutrition Facts Labeling Services

The Nutrition Labeling and Education Act (NLEA) states that all food intended for retail sale must have nutrition facts on the package. Foods that contain insignificant amounts of all the nutrients required in the declaration of nutrition f…

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Get EGGcited for 4-H Poultry Week

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Calling all Alabama 4-H members! Registration is now open for the 2019 Alabama 4-H Poultry Week events. Scheduled for the week of June 24, all events will be hosted in Auburn, Alabama.

“We are excited about …

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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Sneaky Mashed Potatoes

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – This Food Friday, Live Well Alabama is cooking Sneaky Mashed Potatoes. Can you keep a secret? Try Sneaky Mashed Potatoes with hidden cauliflower. Hiding vegetables in foods is a good way to get kids to eat healthy….

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Biology and Control of Mole Crickets

Mole crickets have become the most destructive insect pest on turf and lawns in Gulf Coast states. Damage and replacement costs for turf and pastures are annually in the millions of dollars. Learn about the biology, ecology, and man…

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Beef Cow Pregnancy Examination

A beef cow needs to produce a calf every year to be an economically viable member of the herd. An important management tool that will improve the reproductive efficiency of a beef herd is an annual pregnancy examination for every co…

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Making a Change with Social Marketing

This is an excerpt from the Live Well in Alabama FY18 Annual Report.

Social marketing is the broadest and furthest reaching component of Auburn University SNAP-Ed’s multi-level, comprehensive approach to obesity prevention. Using a var…

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Changes in Label for Prowl H2O on Forages

In the past, Prowl H2O was only labeled on dormant bermudagrass. It now can be used on cool-season forage grasses with or without alfalfa (not clovers). It is labeled for grasses grown for forage, green chop, silage, hay production, and/or …

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Direct Education Moves Youth and Parents Toward Better Health

This is an excerpt from the Live Well in Alabama FY18 Annual Report.

In FY18, Auburn University SNAP-Ed reached approximately 20,000 youth with exciting education about healthy eating and physical activity through school-based initiative…

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