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Herd Health Management – Dairy Goats and Sheep

… is a reportable disease. If signs or concerns of disease in goats/sheep older than 12 months of age arise, contact the state veterinarian or the USDA Veterinary Services area office. Diagnostics can be made in either live or deceased anima…

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Selecting and Managing a Dairy Goat/Sheep Herd

…ing 1 to 11⁄2 gallons of 31⁄2 percent butterfat milk per day.

LaMancha. The LaMancha was developed in the United States. There are two types of ears for this breed: gopher ear and elf ear. One type of ear has no advantage over the ot…

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Preparing Your Property for Dairy Goats/Sheep

…vy rains)
strategic placement for gate access and ease of movement for animals
future fencing

The state office of the United states Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource and Conservation Service can provide as…

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Dairy Goat and Sheep Operations in the Southeast Production Guide

…sortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control,

Dairy Records Management Systems, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Langston University, Goat Research Center, Dairy Herd Improvement Lab

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Uncovering False Oleander Scale

… eggs on infested Aucuba.   We carefully lifted the covering of thousands of scales under the microscope to check life states.  Our efforts were rewarded with some important results that might lead to better management tools.
Research Re…

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Eat to Compete: Sports Nutrition for Young Adults—Hydration

…reduce work capacity by 10 to 15 percent.

The color and amount of urine excreted are good indicators of the body’s state of hydration. Urine should be clear and in large quantities, and urination should occur frequently throughout the …

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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Power Mac and Cheese

…eveloped by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn University. This initiative reaches residents across the state with research-based education.

“Our goal is to raise awareness of healthy lifestyle choices,” said Sondra Parme…

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Wasps: Watch Out This Summer

…Alabama Extension entomologist, said yellow jackets are responsible for almost all of the stinging deaths in the United States.

“Unlike other stinging insects, yellow jackets like to sting people,” Hu said. “Unlike honey bees, yell…

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Feeding Game Birds: Pheasant, Quail, and Partridge

…n, and Japanese pheasants. The common English pheasant also originated in Asia and was first introduced into the United States in the late 1700s and early 1800s in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Within a few years, they became well establishe…

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Pickens County 4-H Forestry Team Advances to National Competition

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.–The Pickens County 4-H senior forestry team won the annual Alabama 4-H State Forestry Invitational. Members of the team include Logan Snipes, Kade Lucas, Abel Abernathy and Luke Koon.

Youth from across the State

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Biology and Management of Bermudagrass Stem Maggot

… the shoot remain green (figure 3).

Click on images below for full scale.

About the Insect
In the United States, bermudagrass stem maggot (Atherigona reversura) is only a problem on bermudagrass and stargrass (Cynodon spp.). …

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Massive Yellow Jacket Nests Appearing Again In Alabama

…However, one nest in South Carolina was documented with more 250,000 workers.”
Large Numbers
Ray believes that the state may see large numbers of perennial nests this year.

“We confirmed two nests in May and have indications of a …

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The Buzz: Pollinators are Essential

…s are paid to climb into the fruit trees with feathers and pollinate. With high agricultural expectations in the United States, producers cannot afford to pay humans to complete a job pollinators have done cost-free for so long.

Yes, bee…

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Alabama Extension Participates in NUEC 2019

… 2019, individuals from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs (the state office) participated in the National Urban Extension Conference (NUEC). The University of Washington in Seattle ho…

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