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Forage Risk Management: Subsidized Insurance as a Strategy

Perennial forage production is a primary source of grazing and hay for livestock producers throughout the United States, including Alabama. Because forage production is dependent on weather, producers are subject to continual uncerta…

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Housing & Facilities for Dairy Goats

…vity and health of small ruminant herds and flocks. The primary predators of sheep and goats in the southeastern United States include coyotes and feral as well as pet dogs. Unfortunately, no single method of predator control is absolutely …

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Care During & Post Kidding In Dairy Goats

…rinarian or other knowledgable source. Unfortunately, parasites on most small ruminant farms in the southeastern United States are resistant against one or multiple types of dewormers, and control of parasites must be based on sound managem…

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Water Corrosivity and Your Plumbing System

…solids”
Higher temperature

Most surface water and many groundwater sources in Alabama and throughout the United States are highly corrosive. If you have copper plumbing and notice a bluish green stain on sinks and showers or below a…

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Water Access Issues in Alabama

…Alabama’s rivers, lakes, bayous, and bays, towns small and large rely on water access to support their economies. The state, therefore, is taking steps to ensure that there is water access for traditional uses for its future generations.

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Using Grass Carp to Control Weeds in Alabama Ponds

…d in ponds (Figure 1). This large minnow is native to large rivers in Russia and China. It was imported into the United States in 1963 for aquatic weed control and as a food product. Unlike the common carp (Cyprinus carpio), which is also n…

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Timetable for Pond Owner Services

…in 2010), the DWFF did provide fish for pond stocking.  This service has been suspended indefinitely.
Balance Checks
State biologists will do seine checks of private ponds to determine if the fish populations are in balance (proper numbe…

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Threadfin Shad Producers and Dealers

…Sportfish
Sawyer Chiles, Sean McNulty, Robby Mays
P.O. Drawer 20050
Montgomery, AL 36120
(334) 281-7703

Southern States Hatchery
700 Meriwether Rd.
Pike Road, AL 36064
(334) 799-8861
Russell County
T&T Aquatics
Rick Bingham…

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Suppliers for Minnows and Shiners

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P.O. Drawer 20050
Montgomery, AL  36120
(334) 288-6376 FAX
(334) 281-7703
email:asfdon@charter.net

Southern States Game Fish Hatchery
700 Meriwether Road
Pike Road, AL 36064
(334) 799-8861
www.southernStateshatchery.com/
Sh…

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Shrimp in Alabama

… to a harvestable size and reduces damage to the fragile marsh from fishing activities.

Second, various areas of the state waters may be closed for short periods of time when DCNR personnel find that migratory shrimp are below harvestabl…

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Red Drum in Alabama

…labama redfish appear to leave the inside, inshore waters between their first and second years (17 to 24 inches). Other states report that red drum remain in the estuary until their third or fourth years (27 to 30 inches). In either case, o…

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Producers of Sportfish (Largemouth Bass, Bream) for Stocking

…awer 20050
Montgomery, AL  36120
(334) 288-6376 FAX
(334) 281-7703
Email:  info@americansportfish.com

Southern States Hatchery
700 Meriwether Rd.
Pike Road, AL 36064
(334) 799-8861
Russell County
T&T Aquatics
Rick Bingham…

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Mariculture: A Developing Industry

…partment of Agriculture reported 815 mariculture farms (64,179 acres) and 478 leased sites (28,471 acres) in the United States. Problems facing both mariculture and aquaculture operations include water quality factors, such as temperature, …

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Rip-offs and Fraud Cost Money

…son.
Be cautious of “expert” testimonials and endorsements of a product because people are often paid well for their statements.
Get the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of salespeople and companies.
Check out vendors’ reput…

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Aquatic Resources Programs and People

…nal fisheries, aquatic resource conservation, and aquatic resources K–12 curriculum development. Our team consists of statewide specialists and area specialists located strategically around the state as well as natural resource regional a…

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