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Controlling Quality of Farm-Mixed Swine Feed

Feed costs can make up 70 percent or more of the operating costs of swine production. To make the most of feed dollars, feed must supply the nutrients required. Unfortunately, feed may have nutritional problems that reduce pig perfo…

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Marketing Feeder Cattle With a Price Slide

Making dollars and sense out of buying and selling feeder cattle using a price slide is not hard to do. The use of a price slide reduces the uncertainty surrounding the weight of feeder cattle and helps the buyer and seller attain a competi…

12 min read

Oyster Gardening in Mobile Bay

The Eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica, is an important species both commercially and ecologically. Oyster harvests in the Gulf of Mexico were 20.6 million pounds in 2008, or 89.0 percent of the total U.S. landings. During the same year …

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Oysters in Alabama

Alabama waters contain several of the more than 100 species of oysters found throughout the world. Among those in Alabama, only the Eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginia) is commercially important. Oysters, along with mussels and scallops, a…

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Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar: December

This is the December excerpt of Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar, ANR-0968-A.

Health Tips

Monitor cattle for lice.
Supplement vitamin A, when necessary, if frosted grass or weathered hay is the primary forage source.

Forage…

Wrangling Youth Bullying

Statistics and media stories are waving red flags at a proverbial raging bull pervading throughout the nation. Wreaking havoc on youth as well as families and communities, the issue of bullying has evolved in perplexity with potentially d…

4 min read

Fall Pumpkin Recipes

AUBURN, Ala. – When the leaves starts to change and the weather gets cooler, we know that it is time to get our fall recipes ready. A favorite ingredient to use in fall recipes is pumpkin. Whether it is pumpkin pie or a nontraditional re…

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Properly Thaw Your Holiday Turkey

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – If you are planning to purchase a frozen turkey for your holiday meal, you must thaw it properly before cooking. Depending on the size of the bird, it could take anywhere from several hours to several days to compl…

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Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar: November

This is the November excerpt of Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar, ANR-0968-A.

Health Tips

Watch for lice and treat as needed.
Remove any remaining insecticidal ear tags. Old tags release low levels of insecticide that tend to …

Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar: October

This is the October excerpt of Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar, ANR-0968-A.

Health Tips

Heat stress conditions are still possible in some areas.
Horn and face fly season is ending. Remove remaining insecticidal fly tags.

F…

Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar: September

This is the September excerpt of Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar, ANR-0968-A.

Health Tips

Reduce cattle stress during hot weather; provide adequate shade and water.
Watch for pinkeye.

Forage & Nutrition Notes

Moni…

Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar: August

This is the August excerpt of Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar, ANR-0968-A.

Health Tips

Reduce cattle stress during hot weather; provide adequate shade and water.
Watch for pinkeye and anaplasmosis problems as biting insects r…

Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar: July

This is the July excerpt of Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar, ANR-0968-A.
Health Tips

Be careful to prevent heat stress–related losses. Provide adequate shade for cattle.
Keep a close eye on y numbers and possibly implemen…

Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar: June

This is the June excerpt of Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar, ANR-0968-A.

Health Tips

Work cattle early in the morning to reduce heat stress, limit time cattle spend in con ned areas, and provide adequate shade.
Provide fresh,…

Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar: May

This is the May excerpt of Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar, ANR-0968-A.

Health Tips

Make sure adequate shade is available for cattle as temperatures begin to rise.
Implement y and anaplasmosis control programs.

Forage &amp…