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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: October

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

Health Tips

Heat stress conditions are still possible in some areas.
Horn and face fly season is ending. Remove remaining insecticidal fly tags.

F…

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: August

This is the August 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 and anaplasmosis problems as biting insects r…

Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar: July

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

Be careful to prevent heat stress–related losses. Provide adequate shade for cattle.
Keep a close eye on y numbers and possibly implemen…

Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar: June

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

Health Tips

Work cattle early in the morning to reduce heat stress, limit time cattle spend in con ned areas, and provide adequate shade.
Provide fresh,…

Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar: May

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

Health Tips

Make sure adequate shade is available for cattle as temperatures begin to rise.
Implement y and anaplasmosis control programs.

Forage &amp…

Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar: April

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

Health Tips

Start watching for horn and face flies, and consider type of y chemicals used last year. Rotate chemical classes.
Consider options for anap…

Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar: March

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

Watch for grass tetany, particularly with lactating cows grazing lush pastures, such as tall fescue or annual ryegrass.
Plan summer y con…

Beef Cow Herd Planning Calendar: February

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

Continue high magnesium mineral supplement feeding for cows on lush winter pastures to prevent grass tetany.

Forage & Nutrition No…

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…

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Submitting Samples to Alabama Diagnostics Laboratories

Having unexpected mortality in poultry is never a good thing. Valuable resources for producers are the four Alabama State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories. All poultry from Alabama submitted to one of these labs are examined free of charg…

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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…

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Sheep Selection

In sheep production, breeding stock selection is the basis for any flock improvement. Deciding which animals to retain can be challenging, but the diligence of the decision is critical to the progress of the future flock. When…

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