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Due to last year's rainy summer and this winter's frigid temperatures, beef cattle around the state have struggled to maintain good health. CAES News
Due to last year's rainy summer and this winter's frigid temperatures, beef cattle around the state have struggled to maintain good health.
GrassMasters
Facing severe drought and hay shortages, northeast Georgia cattle farmers were as eager as anyone to see 2016 in the rearview mirror.
Mike Lacy is a professor emeritus and retired department head of the University of Georgia Department of Poultry Science. CAES News
Mike Lacy is a professor emeritus and retired department head of the University of Georgia Department of Poultry Science.
Poultry Outreach
Mike Lacy, professor emeritus and former head of the University of Georgia Department of Poultry Science, has been tapped by the U.S. Department of State to help train agricultural extension agents in South Africa and to provide support to poultry farmers there.
Roasted turkey prepared for a holiday meal. CAES News
Roasted turkey prepared for a holiday meal.
Safe Holiday Bird
A perfectly cooked turkey on the table is the crowning jewel of a holiday feast. Some favorite tools for cooking turkeys include electric roaster ovens, grills, smokers and even deep fat fryers.
More than 80 students from 15 agricultural colleges across the Southeast visited Leatherbrook Holsteins in Americus, Georgia, as part of the annual Southern Regional Dairy Challenge held in Cordele, Georgia, Nov. 13-15. Hosted this year by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the event is designed to prepare college students for careers in the dairy industry. Members of the UGA team are shown with the farm's owner, Adam Graft, and one of their instructors, UGA animal and dairy science Assistant Professor Jillian Fain Bohlen. Pictured left to right are Graft, Kayla Alward, Mary Wright, Sarah Jane Thomsen and Bohlen. Nathan Webb (not shown) was also on the UGA team. CAES News
More than 80 students from 15 agricultural colleges across the Southeast visited Leatherbrook Holsteins in Americus, Georgia, as part of the annual Southern Regional Dairy Challenge held in Cordele, Georgia, Nov. 13-15. Hosted this year by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the event is designed to prepare college students for careers in the dairy industry. Members of the UGA team are shown with the farm's owner, Adam Graft, and one of their instructors, UGA animal and dairy science Assistant Professor Jillian Fain Bohlen. Pictured left to right are Graft, Kayla Alward, Mary Wright, Sarah Jane Thomsen and Bohlen. Nathan Webb (not shown) was also on the UGA team.
Dairy Challenge
Georgia dairyman Adam Graft listened carefully as teams of college students gave their educated opinions on how he manages his 3,200-acre Americus, Georgia, dairy farm.
Tips for roasting, smoking or frying your turkey, provided by UGA Extension food safety expert Judy Harrison. CAES News
Tips for roasting, smoking or frying your turkey, provided by UGA Extension food safety expert Judy Harrison.
Turkey Cooking
It’s holiday turkey-eating time. Follow these tips from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension to make sure you cook a tasty turkey while combating bacteria and other foodborne pathogens.
Solar panels used by poultry houses in south Georgia. CAES News
Solar panels used by poultry houses in south Georgia.
Energy Efficiency
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension poultry scientist Claudia Dunkley believes solar panels are a way to help poultry farmers become more energy-efficient.
A graduate student from the second cohort of UGA's Sustainable Food System Initiative fellowship program presents his research at a year-end symposium in April. CAES News
A graduate student from the second cohort of UGA's Sustainable Food System Initiative fellowship program presents his research at a year-end symposium in April.
Sustainable Food Systems
The University of Georgia Sustainable Food Systems Initiative has awarded three interdisciplinary teams of faculty with the initiative’s third round of Sustainable Food Systems Fellowships.
Pictured is a pond with low water on the UGA Tifton Campus at the Lang-Rigdon Farm, due to the drought.
Date: Nov. 9, 2016 CAES News
Pictured is a pond with low water on the UGA Tifton Campus at the Lang-Rigdon Farm, due to the drought.
Date: Nov. 9, 2016
Georgia Drought
Georgia farmers are experiencing one of the worst droughts in recent memory, and University of Georgia climatologist Pam Knox cautions there could be a potential repeat next year.
A dairy cow on the UGA Tifton Campus. CAES News
A dairy cow on the UGA Tifton Campus.
Dairy Research
Sha Tao and John Bernard, animal and dairy research scientists at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus, believe that feeding betaine to dairy cows could increase milk production.
Hay bales outline a field in Butts County, Georgia. CAES News
Hay bales outline a field in Butts County, Georgia.
To Overseed or Not?
While drivers spend extra time in the car in search of fuel during the recent gasoline shortage, farmers are dealing with a more long-term shortage — a low supply of hay for their livestock.