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Beefing up Bermudagrass with Alfalfa – Getting the Facts!

(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…
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Establishment of Winter Annual Forages!!

As fall approaches, cattle growers need to think about winter annual forages. Please establish winter annuals on well-drained, fertile soils when possible. If your pasture or field is poorly drained consider ryegrass as it is a better option than the small grains. Growers should consider treating seed with an approved…
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Tips for feeding baleage

Baled silage, or “baleage,” is an excellent way for livestock producers to harvest, storage, and feed forage. Feeding baleage is much different than feeding hay due to the higher moisture content. This higher moisture content makes it much more susceptible to deterioration. Let’s discuss some ways to decrease waste during…
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SE Hay Short Course

This is a new event affiliated with the Southeast Hay Contest and will include many educational production topics for hay producers. The program features 2 online sessions, with nationally known speakers, on August 19th and August 26th. The SEHSC will end with an in-person Field Day on September 2nd at…
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