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Alabama Extension Hosts Alfalfa in the South May 7

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.— The annual Alfalfa in the South workshop is scheduled for May 7 in Troy, Alabama. Held at the Cattlemen’s Park, this one-day workshop starts at 8:30 a.m. and goes until 3 p.m.

Hosted by Alabama Extension, th…

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Alabama Grazing Academy Set For April 17

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—The Alabama Grazing Academy is set for April 17 at the Chilton Research and Extension Center in Clanton, Alabama. This one-day workshop, hosted by the Alabama Extension animal science and forage team, will begin at…

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Grazier’s Tool Box and Pasture Walk Scheduled for April 4

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.— The Walker County Extension office invites producers to attend the “Grazier’s Tool Box and Pasture Walk” workshop Thursday, April 4 from 2 until 4 p.m. This on-farm demonstration in Eldridge, Ala. will show produc…

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Enterprise Budgets for Forages

Forage enterprise budgets are updated annually by Extension personnel to reflect recommended management practices for production on a per acre basis.  Projected costs are gathered from multiple industry sources and higher than average mana…

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Enterprise Budgets for Livestock

Livestock budgets enterprise budgets are updated by Extension personnel to reflect recommended management practices for production in Alabama.  Projected costs are gathered from multiple industry sources and higher than average management …

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Silvopasture from a Farmer’s Perspective

Silvopasture is a management system that combines the production of trees, forage, and livestock. It requires knowledge and intense management of all three components and, for that reason, can be a daunting task. For many farmers, howev…

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Silvopasture: An Opportunity for Additional Income from Your Forestland

Take a minute to think about why you own land. Is it to pass on to your children and grandchildren? For outdoor recreation? Because you enjoy the beauty of nature? Is it part of your farm? 

If you answered yes to one or more of these qu…

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Nutrient Content and Composition of Poultry Litter

Poultry litter can be a nutritionally rich fertilizer for forages and row crops. But not all litter is created equal. Learn the benefits of litter and the factors that cause variations in nutrient content.

The poultry industry in Alabama…

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Hair Sheep for Small-Scale Farming

Meat and Wool
Although the majority of residents in the United States (US) do not consume lamb, most US sheep businesses are targeted toward the production of lamb meat rather than wool. Furthermore, the US frequently imports from Australi…

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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…

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