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Tips for Replacement Heifer Management

It is almost spring, and after a challenging winter, we are ready for some warmer weather in South Georgia.   As grass begins to grow, many producers will be looking to build or restock their herds after fall and winter culling.  With cattle prices trending upward over the last year, the demand for quality females should […]

Cattle, Cold Weather, and Energy Demands

Hay Feeding

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 […]

Basics of Winter Annual Establishment: by Lee Vanvlake, Area Livestock Agent, Clemson Extension

For many cattle producers in the state the first killing frost means grazing has ended and hay feeding starts.   It is common to hear discussion on how much it costs to feed hay and since hay is such an expensive forage, cattle producers look for ways to extend the grazing season and feed less stored […]