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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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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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Alabama Extension at Alabama A&M University

…Natural Resources; Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests; Human Nutrition, Diet & Health; and Animal Science & Forages.

2018  View and download a pdf of the 2018 Urban Difference Report UNP-2155
2017  View and download a…

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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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Producing & Feeding Baleage in Alabama

…eventing the growth of molds and toxic bacteria and preserve the product for later use and feed out.
Forage Selection
Forages that are high in water-soluble carbohydrates, such as annual ryegrass, small grains, and sorghum, generally make…

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Forage Risk Management: Subsidized Insurance as a Strategy

…gram
The Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage (PRF) Insurance Program provides subsidized insurance protection for perennial forages produced for grazing or harvested for hay in the United States. It is administered by the United States Departme…

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Housing & Facilities for Dairy Goats

Contrary to the common belief that goats eat anything, goats are highly selective browsers and do not thrive on poor forages that are low in protein and energy. According to Kleiber’s law, the energy and protein requirements by unit of…

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Care During & Post Kidding In Dairy Goats

Copper oxide particles
Cograzing or sequential grazing of different livestock species
High tannin-containing forages such as Sericea lespedeza

Download a PDF of Care During & Post Kidding In Dairy Goats, ANR-2490.

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