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Here is a picture of poor forage quality. CAES News
Low Forage Quality
Last summer’s rain combined with this winter’s frigid temperatures have left cattle suffering and Georgia cattlemen seeking answers.
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.
Hongxiang Liu, an assistant professor of animal and dairy science at UGA, also works as part of the the UGA Regenerative Medicine program and UGA Obesity Initiative. Her work focuses on the discovering the connections between taste bud physiology and obesity. CAES News
Taste Bud Research
Most people don't give much thought to their 10,000 taste buds when they choose a chocolate chip cookie over an apple. University of College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences researcher Hongxiang Liu thinks about these tiny sensory organs nearly every day.
This picture shows cotton being picked at the Gibbs Farm in Tifton on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. CAES News
2014 Farm Bill
Georgia farmers can no longer bank on subsidized payments from the federal government.
The 2014 Georgia Ag Forecast seminar series will be held Jan. 24-31 in Macon, Athens, Lyons, Tifton, Bainbridge and Cartersville. Registration for the series is open at www.georgiaagforecast.com . CAES News
Georgia Ag Forecast
The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences' Georgia Ag Forecast seminars in Cartersville and Tifton, which were canceled because of inclement weather the last week of January, have been rescheduled.
Ed Kanemasu,CAES assistant dean of international affairs and director of global programs; far left; and other UGA administrators hosted a delegation of animal health and agricultural experts from Mali in Athens from Wednesday to Friday this week. The visit represented the reestablishment of a relationship between the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences  and the Malian government that started in 2006, but was interrupted when a coup toppled the Malian government in March 2012. CAES News
Malian Agricultural Ties
An agricultural delegation from the Republic of Mali braved the snow this week to visit the University of Georgia and meet with faculty and administrators.
Dean J. Scott Angle, of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences; UGA President Jere Morehead, Rep. Jack Kingston, state Rep. Terry England, Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black and Oconee County Commission Chairman Melvin Davis cut a ceremonial ribbon at UGA's J. Phil Campbell Sr. Research and Education Center Tuesday, Jan. 21. CAES News
J. Phil Campbell Sr.
With the dedication of the J. Campbell Sr. Research and Education Center in Watkinsville, the University of Georgia is carrying on a legacy of agricultural and environmental research and outreach.
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.
Hancock recommends turnips or turnip hybrids like 'Appin' or 'Pasja' for use in Georgia. While there are brassicas bred specifically for pasture use, many cattle farmers have had luck incorporating traditional garden variety turnips, like 'Purpletop.' CAES News
Grazing Brassicas
Greens are on everyone’s menu these days: from braised turnip greens and collards to kale juice and Swiss chard slaw. So it may be no surprise that Georgia cattle farmers are even adding kale, turnips and other greens to their pastures to help reduce the amount of hay they have to feed their cows over the winter.