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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
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.
Former Gordon County Extension Agent Steve Moraitakis, current Gorden County Extension Coordinator Greg Bowman and Joan Sutherland, Gordon County Extension Secretary wave hello from their new headquarters at the Gordon County Ag Service Center. CAES News
Gordon County Ag Service Center
With the opening of the Gordon County Agricultural Service Center this month, farmers in northwest Georgia now have a one-stop shop for information and help.
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.
J. Scott Angle, dean and director, UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. CAES News
Ag graduates reap bountiful jobs
With Georgia’s economy still recovering from the downturn and unemployment rates still hovering above 8 percent, the university’s programs are desperately needed to help launch an innovation-driven economy.
University of Georgia beef cattle specialist Jacob Segers talks with Dalton Whitley, an eighth grader from Piedmont Academy in Monticello, Ga., during a junior beef showmanship competition at the Georgia National Fair in Perry on Friday, Oct. 4. CAES News
Livestock Shows
Approximately 1,500 to 1,600 4-H and FFA students statewide participate in livestock shows like the ones at this week’s Georgia National Fair. University of Georgia faculty are heavily involved in organizing these events across the state.
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.
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.