Skip to main content
88 search results

Producing & Feeding Baleage in Alabama

Baleage, known as baled silage or haylage, is a method used for conserving and storing high-moisture forage.

Making hay can be troublesome because of weather conditions, which can delay harvesting at the correct forage …

6 min read

Forage Risk Management: Subsidized Insurance as a Strategy

Manage your precipitation risk as a forage producer using USDA subsidized Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage Insurance.

Perennial forage production is a primary source of grazing and hay for livestock producers throughout t…

5 min read

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 …

5 min read

Care During & Post Kidding In Dairy Goats

Producers can ensure the health of their herd by learning the proper procedures for care of their goats during kidding and in the days that follow.

To ensure bonding of does with their kids and to prevent hypothermia in…

5 min read

Prussic Acid Poisoning of Livestock

Prussic acid poisoning, also known as cyanide poisoning, is a metabolic condition in livestock that can periodically occur in operations.

Forages such as Johnsongrass, sorghum, sudangrass, and sorghum-sudangrass hybrids…

2 min read

Alabama Beef Quality Assurance: Biosecurity

The threat of catastrophic loss due to disease outbreak is a primary concern for the Alabama beef industry. Beef producers should be aware of the risks and procedures to eliminate threats and the need to develop a biosecurity plan.

4 min read

Drinking Water for Livestock

The quantity and quality of water required by livestock are important considerations for the overall maintenance of herd health and productivity.

Amount of water required depends on several factors.
Quality of water may infl…

3 min read

Systems Approach to Beef Production: Developing a Basic Management Plan

A systems approach to beef cattle production involves many working parts that influence the overall goal of the operation. Although you may think about repairing these parts one piece at a time, you must recognize that, in reality, …

4 min read

Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar: December

This is the December excerpt of Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar, ANR-0968-A.

Health Tips

Monitor cattle for lice.
Supplement vitamin A, when necessary, if frosted grass or weathered hay is the primary forage source.

Forage…

Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar: November

This is the November excerpt of Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar, ANR-0968-A.

Health Tips

Watch for lice and treat as needed.
Remove any remaining insecticidal ear tags. Old tags release low levels of insecticide that tend to …

Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar: September

This is the September excerpt of Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar, ANR-0968-A.

Health Tips

Reduce cattle stress during hot weather; provide adequate shade and water.
Watch for pinkeye.

Forage & Nutrition Notes

Moni…

Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar: January

This is the January excerpt of Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar, ANR-0968-A.

Health Tips

Use high magnesium mineral supplements for cows on lush pasture to prevent grass tetany.
Monitor water sources. In severely cold weather,…

Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar

This calendar overviews a monthly check list of things producer should do during each month. It includes health tips, notes on forages and nutrition, and also calving information.
Extension Resources
Alabama Beef Cattle Improvemen…

1 min read

Silvopasture

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 ques…

5 min read

Sheep Production in the Southeast

The Southeast offers economic and ecological advantages to developing a profitable sheep flock that include a temperate climate free from extreme temperatures, potential for year-round forage availability, and a variety of marketing…

18 min read