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Beef Cattle Conference Set for March 13-15

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Things are gearing up for the 2020 Beef Cattle Conference. This three-day conference, targeted toward Beef cattle producers and food animal veterinarians, is March 13 -15 at the Auburn University College of Veter…

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2020 Beef Cattle Conference

The Beef Cattle Conference is March 13 – 15 and is jointly hosted by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System animal science and forages team and the Auburn University Department of Animal Sciences. Parts of this three-day event are held in…

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Alternative Feeding Strategies for Beef Cattle

… to stored forage resources may be limited, alternative roughages or management strategies are sometimes needed to meet beef cow nutritional requirements. During these times, it is important to design a feeding program that fully utilizes l…

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25th Annual Beekeeping Symposium Set for Feb. 1

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – A lot of people are buzzing about the 25th Annual Beekeeping Symposium. At this year’s symposium, Beekeepers with all levels of expertise have the chance to expand their knowledge.
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The symposium is…

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Whole Cottonseed Use in Beef Cattle Diets

Feeding whole cottonseed to beef cattle can be an economical and effective way to supplement energy, fat, and protein in their diets.

As cotton is ginned, lint, debris, and cottonseed are separated. In this process, sma…

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Nutritional Management of Beef Replacement Heifers

Purchasing or raising replacement heifers is a systematic part of maintaining a beef cow- calf operation. Replacement heifers should ultimately grow into a productive, fertile female that produces a calf annually as part of the herd…

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Beef Project

The 4-H Beef Project is an advanced program that aims to prepare a Beef calf for show. Participation will help youth understand how to raise and halter break a calf, learn record keeping, manage a healthy Beef animal, and realize the pride …

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Alabama Beekeepers Symposium

The Alabama Beekeepers Symposium is one of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s most widely anticipated programs.  Now in its 25th year, the Symposium provides comprehensive education to both beginning and veteran Beekeepers alike.

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Alabama Beef Systems Extension E-Newsletter

The Alabama Extension Beef Systems team is committed to providing the state’s cattle producers the most up-to-date information in a timely manner.

If you are interested in receiving periodic updates from the Alabama Extension Beef System…

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Beef Cattle Performance Record Keeping

…ucers to generate and analyze data needed to efficiently evaluate a cow herd’s performance.

The value of beef cattle record keeping is not truly realized until it is fully applied. Recording information alone does not provide…

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Let’s Talk Beef Genetics

… goals for their breeding programs.

The presentation covers:

Establishing Production Goals
Genetic Basics
Beef Cattle Breeds
Crossbreeding
Expected Progeny Differences
Genetic Defects

 

Members of the …

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Beef Systems Short Course

Producers new to the cattle business should attend Alabama Extension’s new Beef Systems Short Course.   The short course is a multi-night lecture series covering the fundamentals of Beef production and is geared for new and limited experi…

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Alabama Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Resources

What is BQA?
Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) is a nationally coordinated, state implemented program that provides systematic information to United States Beef producers and consumers. This information is on how common sense husbandry techniqu…

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Beef Cow Pregnancy Examination

A beef cow needs to produce a calf every year to be an economically viable member of the herd. An important management tool that will improve the reproductive efficiency of a beef herd is an annual pregnancy examination for every co…

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