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Beef Basics iBook

Cattle are big business in Alabama with a value of $2.5 billion. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s iBook, “Beef Basics,” will help the state’s cattle producers boost their bottom line. An Alabama Extension animal scientis…

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Producing & Feeding Baleage in Alabama

Baleage, known as baled silage or haylage, is a method used for conserving and storing high-moisture forage.

Making hay can be troublesome because of weather conditions, which can delay harvesting at the correct forage …

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Forage Risk Management: Subsidized Insurance as a Strategy

Manage your precipitation risk as a forage producer using USDA subsidized Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage Insurance.

Perennial forage production is a primary source of grazing and hay for livestock producers throughout t…

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Housing & Facilities for Dairy Goats

Dairy goats can be successfully maintained in a variety of production systems, including fenced cultivated pastures, fenced uncultivated pastures, and dry lots.

In each of these systems, health and production depend on …

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Care of Does Before Kidding

Proper monitoring and care of goats during parturition, or kidding, is important for the overall health of the goat herd.

Adult dairy goats are generally less commonly affected than young stock by parasitism or respirat…

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Biosecurity & Disease Prevention in Dairy Goats

Biosecurity is a system of management practices that reduces the introduction of infectious diseases onto a farm and decreases the transmission of disease within the goat herd.

Infectious diseases, such as caseous lymphadenitis (CL), cap…

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Care During & Post Kidding In Dairy Goats

Producers can ensure the health of their herd by learning the proper procedures for care of their goats during kidding and in the days that follow.

To ensure bonding of does with their kids and to prevent hypothermia in…

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Water Corrosivity and Your Plumbing System

Corrosivity is defined as the condition of water that causes it to dissolve metals, such as those in metallic plumbing, at an excessive rate. All water is somewhat corrosive, but these primary factors make water highly corrosive (sometimes …

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Water Access Issues in Alabama

All along Alabama’s rivers, lakes, bayous, and bays, towns small and large rely on water access to support their economies. The state, therefore, is taking steps to ensure that there is water access for traditional uses for its future gen…

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Using Grass Carp to Control Weeds in Alabama Ponds

Controlling vegetation in ponds is critical to good management. Too much vegetation interferes with fishing, swimming, and boating. Nutrients that could be stimulating algae, which effectively support fish production, are used by weedy plan…

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Trout Producers and Dealers

Following is a list of trout producers and dealers. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Auburn University do not endorse these individuals or companies or the services and products they provide. This is a partial list of supplies k…

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Timetable for Pond Owner Services

The Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (DWFF) of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources provides a variety of services for the private pond owner. These services include, pond balance checks, fish kill inves…

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Tilapia Producers and Dealers

Following is a list of tilapia producers and dealers. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Auburn University do not endorse these individuals or companies or the services and products they provide. This is a partial list of supplies…

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Threadfin Shad Producers and Dealers

Following is a list of threadfin shad (Dorosoma petenense) producers and dealers. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Auburn University do not endorse these individuals or companies or the services and products they provide. This i…

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The Jubilee Phenomenon

Jubilee! This cry is eagerly awaited each summer by Mobile Bay residents. They are excited by the prospect of gigging hundreds of flounder or catching tubs of crabs in just a few hours.

Although jubilees have been reported in other areas…

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