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Timely Resources for Livestock Producers

The lack of rain right now and high temperatures have already affected some pastures in the area.  It got me thinking about issues related to summer, potential drought and having enough forage for your animals.  Practice rotational grazing as best you can, rest your pastures, decrease your stocking rate per acre if you can, and is it time to sell some cattle (prices are high!).  Take a look at a few publications and resources that I think are timely if you have livestock.

Let me know if you have questions or need help. 

Paula

Forage-Drought-related publications

No predictions yet, but be prepared for drought.  The last few years in the fall months have been bad.  We need rain now as well.

https://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=B1323&title=drought-management-strategies-for-beef-cattle

https://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=SB51&title=drought-related-cattle-feeding-problems

https://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=C914&title=forage-use-and-grazing-herd-management-during-a-drought

Body Condition Scoring Beef Cows

Keep an eye on your animals body condition summer and winter

https://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=B1308&title=body-condition-scoring-beef-cows

Managing Bermudagrass Stem Maggots

No reports yet but they are always here come July/August.

https://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=B1484&title=managing-bermudagrass-stem-maggots

Foxtail

The never ending battle on this weed!

https://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=B1464&title=foxtail-identification-and-control-in-georgia-pastures-and-hayfields

Understanding and Improving Forage Quality

https://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=B1425&title=understanding-and-improving-forage-quality

How to take, interpret, and utilize a forage sample

https://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=C1287&title=unless-you-test-its-just-a-guess-how-to-take-interpret-and-utilize-a-forage-sample

Baleage: Frequently Asked Questions

https://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=B1508&title=baleage-frequently-asked-questions

Don’t forget we can come out and pull hay tests for Carroll County farmers.

Fire Ants

We have a fire ant bait spreader available for loan in Carroll County if you want to treat your land.

Fire Ant Management for Pastures & Hayfields webinar

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