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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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Sand Mountain Elite Heifer Development Program

…g positive will be removed from the program.

Feeding
Heifers will be developed primarily on cool season forages. Supplementation with a commodity feed blend will be provided as needed to maintain 1.5 lbs/day gain.
Cost/Care…

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Forage Conference Registration Open Until Nov. 19

…egister, visit the Alabama Cattlemen’s website. For more information, visit www.aces.edu or contact Dillard at alabamaforages@auburn.edu or 334-844-7514….

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Alabama Forage Focus Program E-Newsletter

…up for the electronic newsletter to receiving information on upcoming events, timely articles, and resources related to forages and livestock management.

Sign up for the Forage Focus Program E-Newsletter. …

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Alabama Extension Offers Drought Resources

…rnative water sources being utilized.
Number of days since measurable rainfall.
Delayed planting of winter annual forages due to drought.

More Information
For more information, visit Alabama Extension online or contact your local …

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Let’s Talk Beef Genetics

As part of the Animal Sciences & Forages team monthly webinar series, Michelle Elmore discussed how cattle producers should develop and use production goals for their breeding programs.

The presentation covers:

Establishing Prod…

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Perilla Mint: Continue to Scout Through the Fall

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – In some areas of the state, the hot, dry weather may have limited the availability of some forages. These conditions often tempt livestock to consume anything that is green. Some poisonous plants have become mast…

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Common Diseases of Dairy Goats and Sheep

… of goats and sheep caused by the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes. Goats and sheep are infected by ingestion of spoiled forages and feed contaminated by L. monocytogenes.

The encephalitic form (inflammation of the brain) has a high morta…

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Parasite Control – Dairy Goats and Sheep

…y GI parasites of goats and sheep.
Allow periods of pasture rest of 60 days between grazing periods.
Graze taller forages (greater than 2 inches), as most parasite larvae will be picked up closer to the base of the grass.
Plant tan…

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Alabama Planting Guide for Forage Grasses

…h forage species is appropriate for the need and a list of recommended varieties for the selected species at www.alabamaforages.com.)

Attention to other factors that affect successful stand establishment and yield is import…

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Beef Short Course Targets New Producers

…sion regional animal science agents over the next year at a variety of locations across the state.
Topics Covered

Forages and Nutrition
Herd Health and Reproduction
Record Keeping and Environmental Stewardship
Economics and M…

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