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Hay and Cattle Update

The Southeastern Hay Contest is still taking place this year. Entry samples must be received by September 1, 2020. Information on the rules of the contest and categories can be found at www.sehaycontest.com. Worth County has been well represented in past years of the contest. Another opportunity for cattle producers…
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Southeastern Hay Contest

The 2020 Southeastern Hay Contest is continuing even though the Sunbelt Expo has been cancelled for this year. Hay producers that are interested in entering the contest or getting more information can visit the website at www.sehaycontest.com. There are 7 categories in which growers can enter depending on their production…
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Forage Management webinar series for cattle producers

Cattlemen and hay producers, following is an opportunity for you. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has a FREE series of webinars this spring focused on forage management. March 3rd:           Soil – The Foundation of Your Enterprise March 10th:         Forage Systems – Finding the Right Fit March 17th:         Grazing Management –…
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Alfalfa in Bermuda Checklist

There has been some questions on inter-seeding alfalfa in bermudagrass. Attached is a link to the Southeast Cattle Advisor website for good references and a good article on what all factors you need to consider for this to be successfully done. This article was written by Dr. Jennifer Tucker (UGA…
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GrassMasters Educational Series

Worth County cattle, forage, or hay producers will be interested in an upcoming educational opportunity.  The UGA GrassMasters educational series will begin on January 27 in Fitzgerald, GA.  Participants will meet weekly for seven sessions that focus on forage production.  Please see the details on the flyer below.  To register,…
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Fertilizing Winter Annuals

Following is an article on “Fertilizing Winter Annuals” by Jeremy Kichler, Colquitt County Extension Coordinator.  We have been getting some questions recently about winter grazing, and this is some timely information.  If we can be of assistance, let us know. By Jeremy Kichler, Colquitt County CEC  Winter annual forages can…
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Preparing for Fall through Winter Calving and Breeding

Written below is the latest post from the Beef Tips ‘n Advice blog. https://site.extension.uga.edu/beef/ By Jason Duggin (UGA Beef Extension Specialist) “Has the hay you plan to feed this winter been tested?  If so, you have the tools necessary to help maintain appropriate body condition for your herd and better…
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Armyworms in Temporary Winter Grazing

There has been some calls on checking some wheat, rye, and oats cover crop/grazing where bare spots in the field have been noticed. Several fields of cover crop/grazing have been checked this week and we have seen a high population of armyworms (fall, yellowstriped, beet, southern) feeding extensively in the…
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