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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

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

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Beef Systems Short Course

… cattle producers to master. The course will be taught by Extension regional animal science agent.
Topics Covered

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

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Marketing Alfalfa-Bermudagrass to Horse Owners

…nternet, word of mouth, or their veterinarian for advice on hay. Hay producers must also understand that horses utilize forages differently than ruminant livestock. Negative factors, such as mold, will cause more harm in the horse than it w…

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Preparing Your Property for Dairy Goats/Sheep

… vendor. Given the opportunity, small ruminants will consume approximately 2 to 4 percent of their body weight in feed, forages, and hay.

A farmer may choose to construct his or her own feeder based on needs and facilities. A feed trough…

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Management of Fall Armyworm in Pastures and Hayfields

…nsion agents and most county offices of Alabama Extension have sweep nets that can be borrowed to look for armyworms in forages. Find county offices at A video demonstrating how to use a sweep net to find fal…

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Alabama Planting Guide for Forage Legumes

… forage species is appropriate for the need and a list of recommended varieties for the selected species at

Attention to other factors that affect successful stand establishment and yield is also important. Sele…

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Beef Cow Pregnancy Examination

…(334-844-7502), your veterinarian, the Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association, or your regional Animal Science and Forages Extension agent to discuss the best time and method for annual pregnancy diagnosis in your herd.



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Alfalfa Useful In Hay and Pasture Operations

…ifficult task in growing these mixtures is ensuring that the field location and soil fertility are appropriate for both forages,” Dillard said. “Interseeding at the recommended time, rate and row spacing is also a difficulty that produc…

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Stocking Rates for Cow-Calf Operations in Alabama

…nt of stocking rates in beef operations, producers can achieve more grazing days per year, reducing the need for stored forages and feeds and, therefore, enhancing the profit potential of any cattle operation.
Factors Influencing Stocking …

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Brunswickgrass: A Weed in Southern Pastures & Bahiagrass Seed Fields

… however, quickly becomes rank and loses its palatability, and cattle avoid it. It proliferates when the more desirable forages have been overgrazed. As it thrives under reduced competition, it spreads
and becomes more difficult to eradica…

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Elmore Named Outstanding Extension Educator

…rt and implementation of beef cattle performance programs in Alabama.

Elmore, a regional agent of animal science and forages, has made a consistent impact in beef cattle performance programs across Alabama. Working directly with producer…

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