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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
Beef Commission?
Georgia cattle producers have until Dec. 31 to request a ballot for deciding whether or not a Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Beef should be formed.
This year's winners, from left to right, include Chris McKenzie, UGA Poultry Research Center feed mill supervisor; Sammy Aggrey, professor of poultry science; Steve Stice, director of the Regenerative Bioscience Center, represented by his wife Terry Stice; James Jacobs, Extension agent for Pierce and Ware counties; John Rema, research technician in crop and soil sciences; Georgi Austin, business manager in the crop and soil sciences; Clint Waltz, Extension turfgrass specialist in crop and soil sciences; Terry Centner, professor in agricultural and applied economics; Yao-wen Huang, professor of food science and technology; and William Graves, professor of animal and dairy sciences. CAES News
DW Brooks 2013
On Oct. 1, the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences recognized its staff and faculty who have demonstrated excellence in the college’s teaching, research and Extension missions with the annual D.W. Brooks awards.
Electric fences can be an inexpensive and easy alternative option for containing livestock. CAES News
Electric fences
Whether you are a livestock producer who wants his animals to graze new areas or a first time farmer with a couple of goats to pen, temporary electric fences are an economical way to meet your needs.
University of Georgia President Jere Morehead, left, and Terry England, chairman of the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee, examine some plants during their tour of the Lewis Taylor Farms in Tifton on Wednesday. CAES News
President Morehead Tour
University of Georgia President Jere Morehead assumed his presidential post on July 1. Long before, however, President Morehead expressed a desire to learn more about agriculture, the state’s No. 1 industry.
A University of Georgia study finds cleaning beef with electrolyzed oxidizing water before processing reduces E. coli numbers. CAES News
Shockingly powerful water
University of Georgia researchers have used electrolyzed oxidizing water to sanitize poultry, kill funguses on nursery-grown plants and remove pathogens from produce. Now they’re using it to reduce shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) on beef.
Jacob Segers stands in a cow pasture on the University of Georgia Tifton campus. CAES News
Beef industry
Beef may be ‘what’s for dinner,’ but it’s also a big deal in Georgia agriculture — injecting about $409 million a year into the state’s economy and providing a livelihood for hundreds of Georgia families.
Here is a look at pinkeye in cattle in stage one. CAES News
Pinkeye hurting cattle
Back to school means more potential outbreaks for pink eye, a bacterial disease also called conjunctivitis. Thanks to increased rainfall this summer, pinkeye is also affecting the cattle industry.
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.
UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences alum Will Harris CAES News
Georgia Farmer of the Year
Organic farmer Will Harris of White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, Ga., has been named the Georgia state winner of the 2013 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year.
Steaks on the grill. CAES News
Safe grilling
Mike Doyle likes his steaks cooked to around medium well. But when it comes to ground beef, he always cooks hamburgers to an internal temperature of exactly 160 degrees F.