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Summer Heat and Rabbit Production

…owever, heat stress can be prevented through methods that are fairly inexpensive and can be readily implemented.
Since livestock and poultry producers also deal with summer heat stress and reproductive management, a rabbit producer may ben…

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Poultry Pest Management

Poultry pest management is an important element in any production. Mites and lice are the most common external parasites of poultry in Alabama. The major pests include the northern fowl mite, the chicken mite, the bed bug, and several speci…

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Silvopasture: An Opportunity for Additional Income from Your Forestland

Take a minute to think about why you own land. Is it to pass on to your children and grandchildren? For outdoor recreation? Because you enjoy the beauty of nature? Is it part of your farm? 

If you answered yes to one or more of these qu…

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Drought Sales of Livestock

Farming is a business that is difficult to manage. Many factors are beyond the control of the farmer. One problem with farming is the variability in annual income; one year prices are up, the next they are down Weather also plays a …

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Alternative Livestock Production and Pet Ownership

Small-scale Farms and Livestock Production
Alternative Livestock Production & Pet Ownership educates small-scale operators about sustainable management practices for raising alternative livestock such as sheep, goats, rabbits and backy…

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Effects of Diet Particle Size on Poultry Performance

Feed costs represent between 60 and 70 percent of production costs in poultry and livestock diets. Therefore, improving feed utilization has a tremendous impact on production costs. Poultry producers face the challenge of finding cost-effec…

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Biosecurity for Backyard Poultry Flocks

The effects of disease outbreaks in poultry should increase every poultry owner’s awareness of developing and maintaining a good biosecurity program. Having a good biosecurity program will help protect your flock from contracting a diseas…

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The History and Use of Kudzu in the Southeastern United States

…tario, Oregon, and Washington.
Forage Uses
Kudzu produces high-quality forage that, when young, is quite palatable to livestock and poultry. The forage quality varies with management and season, but it is not unusual for kudzu hay to have…

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Critical Steps to Improve Soil Health in Pastureland

Practices such as prevention of overgrazing and increasing forage species diversity can help livestock producers increase soil health in pastureland. Overgrazing of forages reduces ground cover, increasing risk of soil erosion and nutrient …

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State Impact: 4-H Animal Science

Inspiring Kids to Do
Animal science programs are a model for youth development and for understanding American agriculture. The purpose of 4-H animal science projects is to teach young people how to care for, feed, and exhibit their animals…

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Forage Brassicas

Forage brassicas are annuals that can be utilized as pasture during the fall and spring grazing seasons (Figure 1). Forage brassicas include varieties of rapeseed (rape), radish, turnip, swede, kale, and hybrids. Brassicas are quick maturin…

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Agricultural Best Management Practices for Water Quality

Roughly 46 percent of United States acreage is made up of grassland-pasture, rangeland, and cropland that produce an abundant supply of food and food-based products. Agriculture is vital to the economic and social well-being of all American…

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Preparing Your Property for Dairy Goats/Sheep

This is an excerpt of Dairy Goat and Sheep Operations in the Southeast Production Guide, ANR-2457.

Goat and Sheep Facilities
While shelters and fences are primary components of facilities, there are additional features to consider, …

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Alabama Extension at Alabama A&M University maintains a unique approach to Extension outreach. Our Urban Specialists develop programs that can be delivered where they are needed most, directly to our audiences in local schools, communit…

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