The University of Georgia's Beef Team is comprised of faculty members that are directly involved in beef cattle education. The goal of this team is to enrich the availability of beef cattle information for producers and County Extension Agents. View Extension publications on beef and the UGA Beef Team blog feed below.
Implanting nursing calves with a growth stimulant is one of the most economically justifiable practices available in the beef industry. Implants have been shown to increase weaning weights of nursing calves in hundreds of research trials. Stocker and feedlot calves exhibit even greater responses than nursing calves. Implanting returns more revenue per dollar invested than any other management practice.
This document is intended to be an accurate outline of Georgia’s Animal Waste Regulations at the time of publication, and is not a comprehensive citation. The new regulations require changes in the way AFOs do business. The focus on management of nutrients can improve profitability by better use of nutrients produced on the farms and reduced need for fertilizer purchase. There may also be opportunities for composting and/or selling manures for off-farm uses. Although the new regulations require more record keeping, the records may help improve farm management and productivity. While these regulations may appear complex, they are designed to protect both the farmer and the environment. Compliance with these regulations will provide the farmer with documentation that they are making a conscientious reasonable effort to operate their farm in a safe and environmentally sound manner.
Beef cattle producers can use abandoned cotton and peanut crops as an economic means of nutrient supplementation for beef cattle. By using these abandoned crops, cattlemen can reduce feed costs and/or extend the grazing period and perhaps allow pastures to regenerate if adequate rainfall is received. This publication contains information about feeding drought-damaged cotton and peanut crops to beef cattle.
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Join us for the 17th Annual Calhoun HERD Sale on May 31st at the NW GA Livestock Pavilion in Calhoun, Georgia. Offering 100 outstanding bred registered and commercial heifers! Sale Catalog and videos of the lots are below. View all the data that has been recorded on the heifers throughout their 6 months stay...
2017 Southwest Georgia Master Cattleman Program When: January 17th – March 7th, 2017 ‐ Tuesday evening of each week Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Location: Houston County Extension Office ‐ 801 Main St. Perry, GA 31069 See Master Cattleman Flyer for additional details
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