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Considerations for Mineral Supplementation in Cow-Calf Operations

…r it is economically advantageous to feed them such a mineral.
Selecting a Supplement
Mineral concentration of feeds (forages and by- products) varies greatly and should be tested to get the most accurate estimation. Some by-products cont…

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Bovine Johne’s Disease

…fected in utero.
Environment
The MAP organism can survive in the environment for about a year. As a result, water and forages can both become contaminated and serve as sources of infection.
Treatment and Vaccination
No medical treatment…

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Bovine Trichomoniasis

…ources, and test appropriate animals prior to introducing them to the herd.

Talk to your regional Animal Science and Forages Extension agent and your veterinarian about trichomoniasis. If you suspect trichomoniasis in your herd, contact …

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By-Product Feeds for Alabama Beef Cattle

…ough the soyhulls contain less TDN per pound than corn, they are equal to the corn as a supplement for cattle consuming forages because of their positive impact on forage intake and digestibility. In addition to the positive effects with re…

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Forage Systems for Cow-Calf Operations in North Alabama

A sound grazing program includes combinations of adapted forage crops which will provide good grazing over the longest possible period of time. Many forage crops are adapted to Alabama conditions. Because each crop has its own disti…

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Forage Systems for Cow-Calf Operations in Central Alabama

A sound grazing program includes combinations of adapted forage crops which will provide good grazing over the longest possible period of time. Many forage crops are adapted to Alabama conditions. Because each crop has its own disti…

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Interpreting Soil Test Reports from Commercial Labs

Producers increasingly rely on commercial soil testing laboratories to provide nutrient recommendations for crops. To make best-management decisions for maintaining soil fertility, it is important to understand the basics of soil te…

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Critical Steps to Improve Soil Health in Pastureland

…nd increasing forage species diversity can help livestock producers increase soil health in pastureland. Overgrazing of forages reduces ground cover, increasing risk of soil erosion and nutrient runoff. Overgrazing also increases compaction…

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Alfalfa Mixtures Helping Extend The Growing Season

…this forage.
Growing Alfalfa in Alabama
This legume contains high levels of energy and protein. Known as the queen of forages, it is high yielding and is one of the best quality forages for hay, silage and pasture. In recent years, resear…

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Successful Food Plots Begin with Soil Testing

…l testing is the first step because it helps determine what the site needs to produce the most palatable and attractive forages,” Haley said. “Acidic soils that lack nutrients will be poor producers. A soil test tells the farmer/hunter …

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