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Forages – Defining Sustainability Before It Was Cool

Cow-Calf Pair

Forage systems provide the basis for livestock production systems in the United States. In fact, the reach of forages is so extensive, they are located in almost every county within every state in the nation! Today, the forage-livestock industry is often under fire and deemed as a negative contributor to the environment. This couldn’t be […]

Archived Webinar – Alfalfa in Bermudagrass Research, Economics, and Success Stories

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A regional webinar was hosted on September 25, 2019 to highlight current efforts in the Southeast related to the integration of alfalfa into bermudagrass systems. The webinar focused on current work being conducted in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama related to mixed stands, economic decision-making, success stories in on-farm settings, and future research on these systems. […]

Managing Heat Stress in Beef Herds this Summer


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 […]

Alfalfa in Bermudagrass – Archived Webinar

Alfalfa in Bermudagrass Webinar - Getting StartedSeptember 27 - 10 AM CDT

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 […]

How Does Rain Impact Hay Quality?

Hay Field

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 […]

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