• It is time to choose winter annual forages for your livestock operation. In this blog post, you will find the recommended winter annual forages for Georgia. Planting guidelines can be found by clicking on the forage name. Winter annual forage yields are available in the 2022-2023 Winter Grain and Forage Performance Tests publication. Ryegrass Early…

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  • Though modified live virus vaccines have been around for years and have been approved for use in adult cows for about 20 years, there’s still a lot of confusion about using them. In this short article, Dr. Lee Jones discusses some practical differences between modified live and killed vaccines.

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  • Asian Longhorn Tick

    As temperatures begin to rise, so do external parasites on livestock. One new external parasite for Georgia livestock producers is the Asian Longhorned Tick. This tick was found in Pickens County, Georgia in 2021. The Asian Longhorned tick is native to eastern Asia, and in 2017, the USDA confirmed that the tick waspresent in the…

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  • A Virtual Hay and Baleage Shortcourse will be held on Friday, May 28, 2021 via Zoom from 9 a.m. to 12 Noon. There is no charge for the shortcourse but you must pre-register to participant. The topics to be covered include Adjusting Hay Equipment, New Herbicides for Forage Production and Producer Insights on Baleage Production.…

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  • Here is a blog post written by Jason D. Duggin, UGA Extension Beef Specialist concerning your upcoming calf crop. First, on the revenue side, we have discussed the importance of pre-conditioning and health protocols numerous times.  Although there are many vaccine protocols and weaning management strategies that exist, it is prudent to look at those…

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  • Fall sale season is now in full swing, and Georgia cattlemen have numerous options to choose from in the current bull market.  So, it seems logical to devote this article to a review of some of the basic principles of bull shopping.

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