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Silvopasture: An Opportunity for Additional Income from Your Forestland

…opasture system is similar to accepted practices for open-pasture establishment but differs in that the most productive forages in agroforestry systems must be somewhat shade tolerant. Bahia grass does best in southern and coastal portions …

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Livestock Hay Exposed to Flooding

Dr. Leanne Dillard, an Alabama Extension forages specialist, offers the following information on hay during times of flooding.

Even if hay was not submerged in water, heavy rains will likely decrease quality of hay stored outside or on…

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2019 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 th…

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Beef Herd Management Strategies

…ll cattle producer (table 1). Managing the cow herd to calve in 90 days or less can help with the following:

Forages. Calving can be timed to occur during peak forage availability and nutritive value.
Nutrition. A more targete…

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Ionophore Inclusion in Cattle Diets

…h ionophores impact the performance of grazing cattle depends on the quality of the forage. Cattle grazing high-quality forages showed a lesser response to ionophore inclusion. However, ionophore inclusion is advantageous no ma er the type …

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Integrated Pest Management Guides

…rmation, IPM-1295
Grain Sorghum, IPM-0429 (UPDATED FOR 2020)
Noncropland, IPM-0223 (UPDATED FOR 2020)
Pastures/Forages, IPM-0028 (UPDATED FOR 2020)
Peanuts, IPM-0360
Safety, IPM-1293 (UPDATED FOR 2020)
Small Grains, IPM…

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Nutrient Content and Composition of Poultry Litter

Poultry litter can be a nutritionally rich fertilizer for forages and row crops. But not all litter is created equal. Learn the benefits of litter and the factors that cause variations in nutrient content.

The poultry industry in Alabama…

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Beef Cattle Record Keeping Basics

… For more information, contact the Alabama BCIA (www.albcia. com) or your Alabama Extension regional Animal Science and Forages agent.

 

Download a PDF of Beef Cattle Record Keeping Basics, ANR-2488.

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Interpreting a Forage Analysis for Beef Cattle

Analysis of forages is an important tool to develop strategic supplemental feeding strategies for beef cattle. Understanding the nutritional level of available forage can help manage feed input costs more closely and meet the nutrit…

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Water Requirements of Beef Cattle

… which contributes to daily water needs. Lush, vegetative forage may contain up to 80 percent water; whereas, harvested forages such as hay may contain 10 to 15 percent moisture. Cattle consuming hay and supplemental feeds may require more …

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Mineral Supplementation for Newly Received Stocker Cattle

… The primary cause of copper deficiency in the Southeast is due to a deficiency in diet, primarily consisting of grazed forages. However, occasionally, diet and water sources high in sulfur or molybdenum (Mo) can interfere with copper absor…

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Forage and Feed Analysis

…hin two weeks. The report includes name and e-mail of the Regional Extension agent or specialist for Animal Science and Forages.

Download a hay and forage analysis form here.

Download a feed analysis form here. 

 

Visit th…

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Heavy Rains and Flooding Affecting Livestock

… get an adequate diet while pastures are saturated with recent rainfall.

Landon Marks, a regional animal science and forages agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, said livestock producers should consider adding more hay o…

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Beef Basics Online Course

… and supporters of the Alabama beef cattle industry.

The course covers basic cattle management principles related to forages, such as nutrition, management, breeding and genetics. “Beef Basics” also goes into detail what the consumer’s…

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Beef Basics iBook

…pport the state’s growing cattle industry. The iBook can be viewed on iPads, iPhones and Mac computers.
Content

Forages in the Southeast
Grazing Management and Methods
Nutrition Basics
Stored Forages and Supplementation

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