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Beef Cattle Record Keeping Basics

Records are a vital component to achieving a more advanced level of management for a beef cattle producer. Beef cattle record keeping is a technique and tool to document and analyze precise information for an operation.

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Interpreting a Forage Analysis for Beef Cattle

Analysis of forages is an important tool to develop strategic supplemental feeding strategies for beef cattle. Understanding the nutritional level of available forage can help manage feed input costs more closely and meet the nutrit…

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Drought Sales of Livestock

Farming is a business that is difficult to manage. Many factors are beyond the control of the farmer. One problem with farming is the variability in annual income; one year prices are up, the next they are down Weather also plays a …

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Successful Aging Initiative

What is the Successful Aging Initiative?

The Successful Aging Initiative (SAI) program promotes health and estate planning for Alabama’s older adults, families, and caregivers.
The program uses Seniors CAN, a curriculum that edu…

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Basics of Saltwater Shrimp Farming

Pond-raised saltwater shrimp account for 25 to 30 percent of world shrimp production. Most pond production comes from countries near the equator where a long growing season allows for more than one crop of shrimp to be grown in a year.

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Daily Money Management Guide for Caregivers

Professional Money Managers
If your parent or relative is having problems managing money, he/she is not alone. It is estimated that more than 500,000 older people in the United States need help with financial affairs. As a result, daily mo…

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Rainwater Harvesting for Irrigation Water

While worldwide water consumption is rising at double the rate of the population, the amount of freshwater remains at only 2.5 percent of the world’s water resources. Rainfall replenishes much of the water we use; however, it is predicted t…

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Interior Design

Wherever you live–country or city, house or apartment, private bedroom or one you share with a brother or sister–there are things to learn and do to make your home more enjoyable. Interior design is a great way to learn about design, co…

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Have I Got A Story

Storytelling is one of our oldest traditions. It is a way to pass on history and to help us understand our world. Just as importantly, storytelling fulfills our need to entertain and to be entertained. Have I Got A Story lets you demonstrat…

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Rabbit Project

The 4-H Rabbit Project is designed to teach 4-H members recommended management practices for growing and raising rabbits. Rabbits grow fast and cost less to raise than most other types of livestock. Raising rabbits requires little room, low…

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Pig Squeal

The 4-H Pig Squeal Project teaches young people recommended management practices for growing and raising swine. Participants develop swine management skills, learn to produce healthy pigs, develop awareness of business management, and devel…

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Beef It Up

The 4-H Beef It Up! Project teaches recommended management practices for growing and raising cattle for meat production. Participation will help youth understand how to produce a meat product of the beef industry, learn entrepreneurship an…

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Alabama 4-H Volunteer Application

Thank you for offering to help young people grow and learn. Your involvement is important to 4-H and our young people. The volunteer application is important for the following reasons:

It matches you with the right job and responsibil…

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Alabama 4-H Forms and Waivers

4-H builds life skills by leading hands-on projects in areas like science, health, agriculture, and citizenship–helping them to grow confidence, independence, resilience, and compassion.

4-H empowers young people to be leaders. Leaders…

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Chick Chain

The 4-H Chick Chain Project teaches young people recommended management practices for growing and raising chickens. Participation will help youth develop poultry management skills, learn to produce healthy chickens, develop awareness of bu…

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