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Planning to Make a Cow-Calf Profit

Most cattle businesses in Alabama are cow-calf operations. The profitability of these operations is largely a function of the ability to produce and market high-quality feeder calves at a reasonable cost of production.

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Drinking Water for Livestock

The quantity and quality of water required by livestock are important considerations for the overall maintenance of herd health and productivity.

Amount of water required depends on several factors.
Quality of water may infl…

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CHAMPION: Health, Nutrition, Exercise

Resource for youth & adults. Nutrition and exercise can reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

What is CHAMPION?

CHAMPION is the acronym for: Community Health Aerobic Motivational Program Initiating Optimal Nutrition.

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Zidua Label and Usage in Peanut

► The herbicide Zidua can be an effective tool in helping control weeds in peanut fields. Learn how and when to use Zidua in the following frequently asked questions.

Question 1: What is Zidua? How does it kill weeds?

Zidua (pyrosas…

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PCREP: Parent-Child Reading Enhancement Program

PCREP is a resource that teaches parents and guardians techniques that will help to improve the reading level and skills of children ages 4-6 in five key areas: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency. Parents k…

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Grilling Alabama Seafood

On any warm evening from spring through autumn, Alabama families take part in a generations-old tradition: the backyard cookout. Besides simply being a means of preparing food, “cooking out” or grilling can also be a form of recreation …

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Feeding Catfish During Winter

Wintertime feeding can help maintain the health and promote the growth of catfish. Since catfish are cold-blooded animals, their body temperature and rate of metabolism slow down as the water cools. If fed properly, adult catfish can gain f…

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Disease Management in High Tunnel Systems

In recent years, high tunnel production of vegetables has increased significantly in the Southeast. High tunnels provide crop protection from low temperatures in spring and fall, extending the growing season. Disease management practices in…

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Kudzu Control in Forests, Rights-of-Way & Natural Areas

Kudzu (Pueraria montana [Lour.] Merr.) is the most well-known invasive plant in the southeastern United States. Its aggressive and smothering growth habit makes it a serious weed problem in many noncrop environments including forests, right…

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Business One on One

 

What is Business 1-on-1?

Current and aspiring entrepreneurs gain advice in business operations: marketing, finance, industry regulations.
Business 1-on-1 provides opportunities for current and aspiring entrepreneurs to ope…

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Cotton Production Calendar

January

Complete fertility samples.
Review gin sheets, on-farm trials, and OVT data for yield and fiber quality. ƒ
Begin variety selection.
Attend technical meetings.

February

 Attend meetings.
C…

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Systems Approach to Beef Production: Developing a Basic Management Plan

A systems approach to beef cattle production involves many working parts that influence the overall goal of the operation. Although you may think about repairing these parts one piece at a time, you must recognize that, in reality, …

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Home Grounds: Urban Gardens and Sustainable Landscapes

Resource for all ages and all learning levels from novice to professional. Sustainable practices to manage landscapes, urban gardens, and home pests.

What is Home Grounds?

The Home Grounds program provides urban residents and small…

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Maintaining Herd Health When Introducing a New Bull

Purchasing a new bull is an investment with long-term impact, both financially and genetically. As a result, bulls should be initially selected on expected progeny differences (EPDs), performance measures, and potentially breed. Fin…

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