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Beef Cattle

  • What about the UGA On Farm Cotton Variety Trials? Here’s where you can find out more about the UGA On Farm Cotton Variety Trials. .   Dr. Camp Hand has summarized yield data for nine cotton varieties that were planted in the UGA On Farm variety trials in both 2020 and 2021.  If you have questions please…

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  • https://beef.caes.uga.edu/programs/georgia-bull-evaluation-centers.html Online catalog Off Test Report

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  • If you would like to register for this event please go HERE. IF you have any questions please contact your local county agent.

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  • Dr. Francine Henry – Beef Cattle Nutritionist Winter supplementation of energy and protein are crucial to maximize the herd’s performance. Fall-calving herds are typically near peak lactation this time of the year meaning that cows are at their greatest nutrient requirements. In this article, Dr. Francine Henry discusses important concepts for a successful winter supplementation program.

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  • Dr. Pedro Fontes – Reproductive Physiologist Several different protocols are currently available to synchronize beef females and producers are often overwhelmed with the complicated terminology and large numbers of protocols. To overcome the challenges associated with the selection of an estrus synchronization protocol, Extension personnel across the U.S. developed different tools to facilitate the selection and…

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  • (Dr. Jennifer J. Tucker, Associate Professor, Animal and Dairy Science, UGA-Tifton) Bermudagrass is a dominant perennial warm-season grass that accounts for more than 20 million acres of pastures and hayfields across the Southern U.S.  While this high yielding forage serves as an excellent perennial base for many ruminant diets in Georgia it does have it’s…

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  • UGA Beef Newsletter!!!

    Check out our December UGA Beef Newsletter! In our December issue we have 2 articles from Jason Duggin and Darren Henry. These articles go over the importance of cow size on cow-calf production efficiency, as well as the contribution of cattle to methane production. In this issue you will also find useful links and resources…

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  • Winter Feeding Tips

          Let’s discuss some winter feeding tips for area cattle producers.  Grouping cattle according to nutritional needs will reduce feed costs and improve performance. Females should be separated into at least two groups: (1) calf heifers/ replacement heifers/thin cattle; and (2) mature cows in a body condition score of 5 or greater. The heifers and…

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  • If you were unable to attend Dr. Yabsley’s longhorn tick webinar, the recorded presentation has been posted on the YouTube link below. If you have any questions about the longhorn tick, please contact your local county Extension agent.

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  • I have received a call or two about army worms in winter annual grazing from cattlemen in Colquitt County.  Fall army worm, beet army worm, yellow-striped army worm, and cutworm infestations usually occur in the fall on seedling plants. What is the economic threshold for this pest in winter grazing? According to the 2021 UGA…

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