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Sod Based Rotation

Here is a great post from Seminole County Extension; With the lower commodity prices and higher cattle prices, we have thought again about the sod based rotation idea that has been explored by David Wright in Florida and others. Here’s an excerpt from the UGA Bahiagrass publication. “Improvements in nearly…
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Record High Feeder Cattle Prices

Given the record-high feeder cattle prices we are experiencing, many cattle producers may be interested in ways to manage their price risk.  To help aid in this thought process, three new extension bulletins dealing with beef cattle marketing and risk management have recently been published.  They are: Using Futures Markets…
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Stop the Insanity! Putting Forage Quality First

Here is a great article from Carole Knight, Bulloch County Ag Agent:

Here we are once again at the beginning of another hay season. Hay producers anxiously sit at the starting line glued to their smartphone weather app or favorite tv weather-man waiting for that golden window to get their grass mowed, dried, baled and put up before a rain. Last year this process was not so easy. Many producers struggled with timing their hay cuttings to get up their grass without getting rained on and/or after being too mature. Because of this we had a lot of hay fed this winter that was too low in energy and digestibility and we paid the price. So let’s take a bit of advice from Albert Einstein who said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.” Let’s look at how we can put forage quality first…..

Forage Team Newsletter Volume 2-Issue 2 May2014
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Mitchell County Cattlemen’s Association Meeting May 19th


The Mitchell County Cattlemen’s Association will be having a meeting on Monday, May 19th at 7:00 pm at the Mitchell County Ag Center.

Our meal will be sponsored by

Southwest Georgia Farm Credit

and our program will be presented by

Curt Lacy, UGA Livestock Extension Economist in Tifton.

Please call the Mitchell County Extension Office at 229-336-2066 by

May 16th at Noon

to RSVP for the meeting so we can have an accurate count for the mea
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