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Stockmanship, Dr. Lee Jones, UGA College of Veterinary Medicine

Stockmanship, like sustainability, is a commonly used word that many might find hard toclearly define in a few words. Stockmanship has been defined as the knowledgeable and skillful handling of livestock in a safe, efficient, effective, and low-stress manner and denotes a low-stress, integrated, comprehensive, holistic approach to livestock handling (Stockmanship Journal). However, stockmanship is […]

Livestock Provisions in the Farm Bill

The 2014 Farm Bill contains numerous provisions related to livestock and dairy.  Recently, UGA Extension Specialists in the Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics conducted a training session for Georgia Farm Bureau and members of its field staff.  The following link will take you to a recorded video of the Livestock session presented by Dr. […]

Poor Quality Forages Pose Life-Threatening Risk to Southeastern Cow Herds

What Is Happening A large number of beef cattle producers in the Southeastern U.S. are reporting that their cows are experiencing diarrhea, dying soon after calving or dying unexpectedly. Some producers have also reported an increase in the number of cows aborting or giving birth to weak or stillborn calves. Please click the link below […]