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Dairy Goat and Sheep Nutrition and Forages

…ent. In order to maintain milk production and health, goats and sheep must be fed a balanced diet.

In the Southeast, forages make up the majority of the daily diet of these animals. Dairy goats and sheep can consume between 3 and 5 perce…

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Establishing Native Grass Forages in the Southeast

…ndigenous to North America that actively grow during the warm months of the year, April through September. These native forages are a great option for those wanting to graze livestock and provide habitats for wildlife. With droughts seeming…

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Changes in Label for Prowl H2O on Forages

In the past, Prowl H2O was only labeled on dormant bermudagrass. It now can be used on cool-season forage grasses with or without alfalfa (not clovers). It is labeled for grasses grown for forage, green chop, silage, hay production, and/or …

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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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Wet Conditions Affecting Winter Feeding

…lies are tightening,” said Kent Stanford, an Alabama Extension assistant professor specializing in animal science and forages. “Also, the wet conditions over the last several weeks have increased the nutritional demands of cow herds.”…

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Alternative Feeding Strategies for Beef Cattle


In times of challenging climatic conditions, consider the following tips when feeding cattle.

Analyze forages and feed resources to determine nutritional value.
Balance rations with animal requirements.
Match nutrien…

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Coping with Winter Feeding Needs

…s should take an inventory now to see how many days of feed they have on hand. The Alabama Extension animal science and forages regional agents can help with the process. Visit the Alabama Extension website to to find the agent in your area…

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Alabama Pasture to Rail Program

…d all forms and a $30 per head consignment fee at least 21 days prior to shipment to:
Alex Tigue
Animal Science & Forages Regional Agent
140 Duncan Hall Auburn University, Alabama 36849

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The Wonder Grass: A New Book Highlighting Tall Fescue

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.— The minds that brought you Southern Forages have teamed up yet again—writing The Wonder Grass, a comprehensive new book on tall fescue. Retired Alabama Extension forage agronomist Don Ball and his colleagues C…

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Spots Still Available for Heifer Development Program

…tunity for cattle producers

“Participants will gain an understanding of proper heifer development on winter-annual forages, from weaning through breeding,” Stanford said. “Our goal is to show producers that this can be accomplished…

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2020 Animal Science and Forage Webinar Series Schedule

Members of the Animal Sciences & Forages team present monthly webinar presentations the second Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. central time. The calendar for these webinars is shown below.

Click here to watch these webinars on the…

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