Wilcox County Ag

Wilcox County Livestock Show & Ag Day

This past weekend was the state livestock show, and Wilcox County had great representation there. There was also a local show and ag day before kids took off for Perry. The Wilcox County Livestock Show had 7 pigs and 6 heifers and 1 goat. Young Farmer Advisor Ira Tucker and…
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Grass Tetany

Grass tetany is an issue with magnesium in cattle nutrition. We talked about this some last year. Now is the time when this generally becomes an issue. Here is some detailed information put together by UGA Beef Specialist Dr. Lawton Stewart and North Carolina State Beef Specialist Dr. Deidre Harmon:…
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Nutritional Considerations Going into Calving

Lawton Stewart, Extension Animal Scientist, UGA Roger Gates, Whitfield County Agriculture and Natural Resource Agent, UGA Cooperative Extension This year has proved to be quite an interesting one.  Most producers were able to put up plenty of hay.  However, due to average to above average rainfall, a large proportion of…
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Congratulations Wilcox County Farmers

This year many of our farmers were recognized for different awards, both state and national. We have so much diversity in agriculture in Wilcox County and many, many great farmers and operations. I wanted to put together a post sharing their work and our appreciation for our wonderful farmers who represent…
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Finding Correct Stocking Rates

Steve Morgan, County Agent in Harris County There are many important components in a successful livestock production system. One of the most important tasks in grazing management is understanding livestock stocking rate. It is critical in making timely management decisions that affect profits in beef cattle production. The optimum number…
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Wilcox County Local Livestock Show

Our new FFA teacher Addie Tucker is doing a great job in Wilcox County. She worked with us, the high school and middle school and her parents and students to put together a local livestock show. They invited all the middle school kids so they could get to see students show their animals…
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Grass Tetany

As we move through the winter, we need to pay attention to a magnesium deficiency in cows. Grass tetany usually occurs after a period of cold weather and high levels of nitrogen and potassium fertilization. It occurs on forage with low Mg availability. The most susceptible livestock are mature lactating cows. It’s…
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