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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.
Justin Fowler, an assistant professor in the Department of Poultry Science at the University of Georgia, recently released an app that will help midscale poultry producers mix the right ratio of feed ingredients needed to maintain a healthy flock. FeedMix, funded by a grant from the World Poultry Foundation, was released for both Apple and Android platforms at the end of August. CAES News
Justin Fowler, an assistant professor in the Department of Poultry Science at the University of Georgia, recently released an app that will help midscale poultry producers mix the right ratio of feed ingredients needed to maintain a healthy flock. FeedMix, funded by a grant from the World Poultry Foundation, was released for both Apple and Android platforms at the end of August.
FeedMix
Whether you are working with three laying hens in a backyard coop or a farm full of broilers, chickens need proper nutrition to live healthy, low-stress lives.
Alexandra Bentz, a poultry science graduate student at UGA, spent her summer studying the health of vampire bats in Belize. CAES News
Alexandra Bentz, a poultry science graduate student at UGA, spent her summer studying the health of vampire bats in Belize.
Graduate Student Travel Awards
his summer University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences students traveled the world with help from the college’s Office of Global Programs’ Graduate International Travel Awards.
To determine the quality of hay, Georgia farmers trust forage tests from the University of Georgia Agricultural and Environmental Services Laboratories in Athens, Georgia. The lab provides an estimate of Relative Forage Quality (RFQ). This value is a single, easy-to-interpret number that improves a producer's understanding of forage quality and helps to establish a fair market value for the product. CAES News
To determine the quality of hay, Georgia farmers trust forage tests from the University of Georgia Agricultural and Environmental Services Laboratories in Athens, Georgia. The lab provides an estimate of Relative Forage Quality (RFQ). This value is a single, easy-to-interpret number that improves a producer's understanding of forage quality and helps to establish a fair market value for the product.
High Quality Hay
Hay and baleage producers in the Southeast have a chance at winning cash and major equipment prizes in the 2016 Southeastern Hay Contest presented by Massey Ferguson. The Southeastern Hay Contest is held in conjunction with the Sunbelt Ag Expo, the South’s premier outdoor farm show.
A herd of cattle graze in a research field on the University of Georgia campus in Athens. CAES News
A herd of cattle graze in a research field on the University of Georgia campus in Athens.
Grazing School
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension forage specialist Dennis Hancock has organized the annual Georgia Grazing School set for Sept. 20 – 21 at the National Environmentally Sound Production Agriculture Laboratory (NESPAL)building on the UGA campus in Tifton, Georgia.
Carleen Porter at University Perugia in Italy CAES News
Carleen Porter at University Perugia in Italy
Carleen Porter
Carleen Porter, a fourth year Animal Science major spent eight weeks at the University of Perugia Veterinary School in Perugia, Italy, fulfilling the internship requirement for the International Agriculture Certificate. How did you decide on this program? Last spring, I was going to be part of a UGA-sponsored program in Verona for three months. I contacted Amanda Stephens (CAES Associate Director of Student Engagement) about adding on the certificate internship. Amanda was able to work with the UGA veterinary school to secure a veterinary internship at the University of Perugia.
Alexander Bucksch talks with a cow during the New Faculty Tour on Thursday, August 4, at the UGA Tifton Campus. CAES News
Alexander Bucksch talks with a cow during the New Faculty Tour on Thursday, August 4, at the UGA Tifton Campus.
New Faculty Tour
Thirty-six faculty members from the University of Georgia visited the Future Farmstead energy efficient house, learned about irrigation and peanut genetics, and fed calves during their stop at the UGA Tifton Campus as part of the 2016 New Faculty Tour.
Participants practice extracting a calf using a calving simulator from Clemson University during a UGA short course. The simulator is similar to the one that will be used for trainings by UGA Cooperative Extension. CAES News
Participants practice extracting a calf using a calving simulator from Clemson University during a UGA short course. The simulator is similar to the one that will be used for trainings by UGA Cooperative Extension.
Calving Simulator
The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and College of Veterinary Medicine are offering a unique training opportunity for cattlemen who want more information on how to assist cows and heifers having difficulty calving.
Beginning farmer training through the UGA Cooperative Extension Journeyman Farmer Certificate Program starts in August. CAES News
Beginning farmer training through the UGA Cooperative Extension Journeyman Farmer Certificate Program starts in August.
Beginning Farmers Training
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is set to offer a second year of the Journeyman Farmer training for beginning and young farmers this August.
As of this week, 2016 has entered the top 10 in terms of years with the most consecutive days over 95 degrees. The hot and dry conditions are starting to take a toll on farmers fields, cattle and homeowners. CAES News
As of this week, 2016 has entered the top 10 in terms of years with the most consecutive days over 95 degrees. The hot and dry conditions are starting to take a toll on farmers fields, cattle and homeowners.
Heat Wave
As of this week, 2016 has entered the top 10 in terms of years with the most consecutive days over 95 degrees.