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Cattle shortage around the country is a reason cattle prices are currently high. CAES News
High Cattle Prices
Georgia cattlemen are struggling to feed their herds and fighting the affects of poor quality forages. With calf prices at a high, selling off stock may be the best option, says one University of Georgia expert.
Although there is no one-size-fits-all rule to rotational grazing management, to provide forage rest and recovery and improve grazing efficiency, the first step is to get cattle moving. CAES News
Hay Quality
Poor hay quality due to last year’s increased rainfall, has Georgia cattle farmers searching for alternative ways to supplement the hay they feed their herd.
Beef cattle graze on a pasture on the Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center in Blairsville, Ga. CAES News
Toxic Forage
When the first frost hits, beef producers should be concerned for grazing cattle if the field contains johnsongrass. Cattle may suffer from prussic acid poisoning caused by this grass.
Dennis Hancock, a forage Extension specialist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in Athens, speaks to an Expo attendee on the first day of the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie on Tuesday, Oct. 15. CAES News
Sunbelt Expo
Thousands of high school and college students visited the University of Georgia building at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Ga. last week.
Hay bales outline a field in Butts County, Georgia. CAES News
Hay Grades
When it comes to feeding hay to animals, not all hay is the same. Farmers who grow hay, and those who buy hay for their livestock, rely on a grading system called the Relative Forage Quality (RFQ) index to guide them on which hay to buy.
A farmer uses his tractor to bushhog a pasture in Butts County, Ga. CAES News
Pasture weeds
From observations out in the field this summer, I would say the most persistent weeds farmers face in pastures and hayfields are horsenettle, crabgrass and Johnsongrass. These three plants are persistent by nature and may prove difficult to control.
Beef cattle prices are high now and reached historic highs earlier this year. Facing drought and feed shortage, though, southeastern cattle producers still must make tough decisions when it comes to their financial bottom lines and keeping herds healthy. The Southeast Cattle Advisor website was developed by cattle experts with the University of Georgia, Auburn University, University of Florida and Clemson University to be a one-stop shop for cattle producers to get information on how to best manage their risk. CAES News
Master Cattlemen
University of Georgia Extension will offer the Master Cattlemen’s Program this fall in Jackson County. The program will be held on Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. beginning Aug. 22 and ending Oct. 10.
Hay bales outline a field in Butts County, Georgia. CAES News
Hay field day
The Middle Georgia Hay Field Day will be held on Aug. 6, 2013 at County Line Farm in Lamar County. Hosted by the Upson County and Lamar County Extension Offices, the field day will begin at 9 a.m. at the farm site located at 1693 Ramah Church Road in Culloden, Ga.
John Bernard, a University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences professor of animal and dairy science on the Tifton campus, talks during the Corn Silage and Forage Field Day last week. CAES News
Increased rainfall
While the spring rains have helped increase forage and corn yields, farmers are worried the wet plants and ground could lead to more disease and insect problems.
The bermudagrass stem maggot is having a major impact on forage production. CAES News
Bermudagrass stem maggot
A new invasive pest is having a major impact on bermudagrass hay production in south Georgia.