What is Heat Stress? Heat stress in the cattle herd may be a concern during the warmest months of the year in the Southeast USA (June through early September; when the temperature is above 85°F and the humidity is high). Unlike humans, cattle get rid of excess heat in their system through breathing and panting […]
A regional webinar on integrating alfalfa into bermudagrass systems in the Southeast was hosted on September 27, 2018 as part of a multi-state research and Extension project funded through the USDA NIFA Alfalfa and Forage Research Program. The webinar addressed questions related to establishment, management, and economics of this system. An archive of the […]
The classic summer afternoon rain shower is both a friend and foe for hay producers in the Southeast. While most farmers certainly won’t turn down a year with ample rain, the frequency of rainfall can pose a challenge to putting up high-quality hay for the winter months. Rain can cause the following to occur when […]
Cold weather has struck the Southeast for the next several days with the most recent weather pattern change bringing arctic-like air to the region. During periods of cold weather, remember the following important reminders to help cattle weather the storm: Cold weather can increase intake of cattle up to 30% because of increased maintenance energy […]
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