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National Forage Week: Producer Resources

…TY, Ala. – It is National Forage Week! This week across the country people are highlighting the importance and impact forages have on agriculture. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System joins in this effort by providing livestock produc…

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Farmers Preparing for Drought Conditions

…sity and forage availability. This will allow them to plan for potential supplementation or selling of livestock so the forages meet the needs of the animals grazing.”

The following are several things livestock producers should be awar…

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Extension Launches New Beef Systems Short Course

…y of locations across the state.

“New producers will be able to attend a course near them.”
Topics Covered

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

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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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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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Flooding Affecting Nutrition and Diets of Livestock

…ing on the nutrition and diets of livestock.

Landon Marks, an Alabama Extension regional agent of animal science and forages, said flooding in pastures is causing issues for producers.

“We knew that we were going to have some impacts….

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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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