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Workshop: Managing Cattle in Drought Conditions

On Monday November 28 I am going to be participating in a drought workshop in Carroll County on how to manage cattle in drought conditions.  If you are near there, you might want to take advantage of the opportunity.  I will be discussing the current drought conditions and the outlook…
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“Wild hay making – a fascinating Swiss tradition”

While it’s tough to make hay this year in drought-stricken parts of the Southeast, it is still interesting to read about how they make hay in other parts of the world.  Here is a fascinating story about wild hay making in the Swiss high valleys  from House of Switzerland: http://houseofswitzerland.org/swissstories/history/wild-hay-making-fascinating-swiss-tradition.
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Livestock drought meetings planned for north Alabama

The Southeast Farm Press reported that several livestock drought meetings are planned for north Alabama.  The first meeting is in Scottsboro on November 1. Topics covered at the meetings will include winter annual planting, commodity feed options, pasture and hay inventory, feeder cattle marketing and fall cow checks. You can read…
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Farmers continue to assess damage from Hurricane Matthew

Several articles out this week described continuing efforts by farmers in southeast Georgia and eastern North Carolina to determine the damage caused by the wind and flooding rain from Hurricane Matthew a few weeks ago. In North Carolina, Modern Farmer reported here that while livestock farmers are starting to compost dead…
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