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Nutritional Management of Beef Replacement Heifers

…e from 1 to 9 is assigned to an animal, with 1 representing emaciated (extremely thin) and 9 representing obese.
Use forages and supplemental feed resources as needed to provide a steady plane of growth to achieve this target. A target o…

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Sand Mountain Elite Heifer Development Program

…g positive will be removed from the program.

Feeding
Heifers will be developed primarily on cool season forages. Supplementation with a commodity feed blend will be provided as needed to maintain 1.5 lbs/day gain.
Cost/Care…

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Alabama Forage Focus Program E-Newsletter

…up for the electronic newsletter to receiving information on upcoming events, timely articles, and resources related to forages and livestock management.

Sign up for the Forage Focus Program E-Newsletter. …

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Urban Ag

… range of topic areas. Learning components in Commercial Horticulture, Food Safety & Quality, Animal Sciences & Forages, Economic & Community Development, and Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resources work to support those inte…

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Alabama Extension Offers Drought Resources

…rnative water sources being utilized.
Number of days since measurable rainfall.
Delayed planting of winter annual forages due to drought.

More Information
For more information, visit Alabama Extension online or contact your local …

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Let’s Talk Beef Genetics

As part of the Animal Sciences & Forages team monthly webinar series, Michelle Elmore discussed how cattle producers should develop and use production goals for their breeding programs.

The presentation covers:

Establishing Prod…

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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 www.alabamaforages.com.)

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

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