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Beef cattle represent one of the largest segments of Alabama’s agriculture industry, providing a great source of income for the state. This handbook explains basic beef cattle practices and is intended to aid beef cattle producers in today’s business. The recommendations and guidelines suggested in this guide address common questions and concerns about running a profitable beef cattle business.

The authors do not assume any responsibility, make any guarantees, or offer any warranties in regard to the results obtained from the use of any management practices or suggestions made in this guide.

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Kim Mullenix, Extension Beef Cattle Systems Specialist; Soren Rodning, Extension Veterinarian; Lisa Kriese-Anderson, Extension Beef Cattle Specialist; Michelle Elmore, Extension Animal Scientist, Coordinator, Alabama BCIA Program; Brittney Goodrich, Extension Risk Management Specialist; Leanne Dillard, Extension Forage Specialist; W. Ken Kelley, Regional Agribusiness Extension Agent; Max Runge, Extension Economist; D. Alex Tigue, Animal Science and Forage Regional Extension Agent; Rishi Prasad, Extension Nutrient Management Specialist; M. Kent Stanford, Nutrient Management Extension Specialist

Revised August 2018, Alabama Beef Handbook, ANR-1323


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