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  • Internal parasites are often the #1 health issue producers face with ruminant herds such as cattle, sheep, and goats. It can cause economic loss in many segments of production. Infestations of internal parasites can cause low weight gain, reduced pregnancy rates, reduced weaning weights, reduced milk production, diarrhea, anemia, dull coats, immune suppression, and in severe cases death.  Dewormers are often used…

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  • New Forage Resources Available

    New Bermudagrass Stem Maggot Management Guide and Video Abstract Click Here for the Management Guide Click Here for the Video Abstract New Bermudagrass Production Guide Click Here for the Production Guide New Georgia Forages YouTube Channel Click Here for the Georgia Forages YouTube Channel UPDATED Forage Budgets for Irrigated Bermuda Hay, Dryland Bermuda Hay, Bahiagrass,…

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  • What makes it “Good” Hay?

    If you have ever thumbed through the Market Bulletin hay ads, you’ve likely wondered what all the descriptions mean. The marketing tactics used can leave your head spinning. What makes something “horse quality,” and what makes the $9 square bale better than the $5 bale? If someone says their hay was “fertilized by UGA test…

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  • How Do I Control the Thistles in My Pasture?

    (Repost) Thistles can reduce forage yield and delay spring transition of warm season grasses. Thistles can produce large amounts of seed, sometimes up to 4,000 seed per plant. For growers trying to manage the seed bank, please implement control strategies before flowering. Several different thistles are found in pastures, which can include Bull thistle (Carduss…

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  • Alfalfa in the South Workshop

    We are excited to announce the 2024 Alfalfa in the South Workshop and Field Day at the UGA Tifton Better Grazing Program on May 7, 2024. This is a one day field day/workshop with targeted in-depth discussion focused on the utilization of Alfalfa in Southern environments. Led by Dr. Jennifer Tucker (UGA) and Dr. Kim…

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  • Proactive Forage Management for Grazing Success

    Dr. Jennifer Tucker Attend any forage focused Extension program and you will assuredly discuss the importance of soil fertility, forage quality, having a forage plan, and utilizing proper seeding and planting practices.  Each of these are key fundamentals to efficient and effective forage management and utilization and should not be overlooked in this article. A…

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  • Upcoming GrassMasters Series

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  • Bale Grazing: A winter cattle feeding strategy

    Written by: Shanna Reynolds, Oglethorpe County ANR Agent Feed costs typically determine profitability on a cattle farm, so it’s no surprise farmers continue to be innovative with feeding strategies. In the southeast, livestock producers can take advantage of long growing seasons and generally abundant rainfall. But even here, meeting feed requirements during the winter represents…

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  • Minimizing Losses- Hay Storage & Feeding

    According to USDA, in 2019, the United States produced more than 57.7 million acres of forage crops that were harvested for hay. Annual production from this acreage is over 140 million tons of hay valued at more than 18 billion dollars. Hay is the most widely grown mechanically-harvested agronomic crop in the United States. That…

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  • Grazing Goats

    With feed being the highest cost in livestock production, farmers use pasture as a natural way to meet the nutritional needs of their animals. Animals allow agriculturalists to utilize land that may be unsuitable for traditional cropping in a way that benefits the property itself. Cattle, sheep, horses, or goats can use grass to produce…

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