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Economic Impact of a New 300-Head Cow-Calf Operation in Alabama

The entry of a new 300-head cow-calf operation in Alabama causes a measurable increase in economic activity within the state in terms of ongoing annual operations. Consider the following total economic activity created during the first full…

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Feeding Damaged Hay

*This is an excerpt of Animal, Forage, and Feed Management Following a Flood Event, ANR-2536.

Even if hay was not submerged in water, heavy rains will likely decrease the quality of hay stored outside or on the grou…

Damage to Hay

*This is an excerpt of Animal, Forage, and Feed Management Following a Flood Event, ANR-2536.

Document all losses of hay as soon as it is safe to do so.
Take photos of bales or the place where…

Salvaging/Loss of Feedstuffs

*This is an excerpt of Animal, Forage, and Feed Management Following a Flood Event, ANR-2536.

Feed that farmers had on hand (including commercial feed and harvested commodities) may be covered by the ELAP program. Farmers…

Pastures

*This is an excerpt of Animal, Forage, and Feed Management Following a Flood Event, ANR-2536.

Flooded pastures will likely be severely affected.
Winter annuals that were seeded before the flood and are relatively short…

Livestock That Died As a Result of A Storm Event

*This is an excerpt of Animal, Forage, and Feed Management Following a Flood Event, ANR-2536.

An unfortunate consequence of owning and raising livestock is the inevitable death of some animals, despite even the best animal husb…

Physical Damage to Fences and Grazing Lands

*This is an excerpt of Animal, Forage, and Feed Management Following a Flood Event, ANR-2536.

Removal of debris, repair of land, and repair of fences may be covered by the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP).
Th…

Maintaining Health of Grazing Livestock

*This is an excerpt of Animal, Forage, and Feed Management Following a Flood Event, ANR-2536.

Death loss as a result of a storm needs to be documented with photos and reported to the FSA as part of an application to…

Livestock Hay Exposed to Flooding

Dr. Leanne Dillard, an Alabama Extension forages specialist, offers the following information on hay during times of flooding.

Even if hay was not submerged in water, heavy rains will likely decrease quality of hay stored outside or on…

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