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Maintaining Health of Grazing Livestock

*This is an excerpt of Animal, Forage, and Feed Management Following a Flood Event, ANR-2536.

Death loss as a result of a storm needs to be documented with photos and reported to the FSA as part of an application to…

Flooding Affecting Nutrition and Diets of Livestock

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Flooding and increased rainfall in north and central Alabama are causing major problems for livestock producers. In addition to the obvious affects, producers must also take into consideration the affects the flo…

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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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Whole Cottonseed Use in Beef Cattle Diets

Feeding whole cottonseed to beef cattle can be an economical and effective way to supplement energy, fat, and protein in their diets.

As cotton is ginned, lint, debris, and cottonseed are separated. In this process, sma…

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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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Milk Care – Dairy Goats and Sheep

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

Mastitis

Mastitis is an inflammation of the mammary gland (udder). The most comm…

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Common Diseases of Dairy Goats and Sheep

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

Abortion
Many things, including toxic agents, congenital abnormalities, and infectious diseases, can cause abortions. The most common…

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Marketing Alfalfa-Bermudagrass to Horse Owners

When producing hay to be sold to horse owners, it is important to understand the difference between being a seller or a marketer.

The goal of hay sellers is to identify customers who like what they produce, sell the hay…

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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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Pastora for Weed Control in Bermudagrass Hayfields

Listed are some frequently asked questions related to Pastora for weed control in bermudagrass hayfields.
What hay species can I use it on?
Bermudagrass hay only. It is not for use on bahiagrass, tall fescue, dallisgrass, or Johnsongrass …

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Feeding Damaged Hay

*This is an excerpt of Animal, Forage, and Feed Management Following a Flood Event, ANR-2536.

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

Standby Generators for Emergency Power

Standby generators are powered by tractors or engines and may be either portable or stationary. Engine-driven units available may have an automatic or manual start and are powered by gasoline, LP gas (bottled gas), or diesel fuel.
Generato…

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Housing & Facilities for Dairy Goats

Dairy goats can be successfully maintained in a variety of production systems, including fenced cultivated pastures, fenced uncultivated pastures, and dry lots.

In each of these systems, health and production depend on …

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Biosecurity & Disease Prevention in Dairy Goats

Biosecurity is a system of management practices that reduces the introduction of infectious diseases onto a farm and decreases the transmission of disease within the goat herd.

Infectious diseases, such as caseous lymphadenitis (CL), cap…

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