Ben Hill County Ag

Weaning Methods in Calves

Two Weaning Methods Jul 16, 2019 Jason Duggin, PC Southeast Update, July 2019   One of my dad’s favorite sayings was, “There’s more than one way to skin a cat.” When it comes to types of calf weaning methods, this phrase could easily be used.  However, my dad tended to…
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Help with Horn Flies in Cattle

Help with Horn Flies… Jason Duggin, Southeast Update, May 2019 (Progressive Cattlemen)   The approach to ward off flies is multi-prong and challenging.  However, doing nothing can severely hinder productivity, profits, and herd welfare.  I’ve asked Dr. Nancy Hinkle, Extension Veterinary Entomologist at UGA, to give her tips on horn…
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Nutritional Considerations Going into Calving

Nutritional Considerations Going into Calving Nov 13, 2018 Lawton Stewart, Extension Animal Scientist, UGA Roger Gates, Whitfield County Agriculture and Natural Resource Agent, UGA Cooperative Extension This year has proved to be quite an interesting one.  Most producers were able to put up plenty of hay.  However, due to average…
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Managing Internal Parasites Through Better Grazing

Managing Internal Parasites Through Better Grazing By Adam Speir Madison County CEC Internal parasites can cause significant production losses in livestock, which results in significant economic losses for livestock producers. These parasites affect cattle, horses, sheep, and goats. Many times, the effects are subclinical and may go unnoticed, but severe…
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