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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 […]

Cattle Reproduction: Nothing To It But Do It


I have heard the phrase “nothing to it but to do it” all my life. For me, it translates to “put it on your calendar and it will happen.” As the end of the spring breeding season approaches, I wanted to encourage you to go ahead and schedule pregnancy diagnosis for your spring-breeding cows and […]

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-Bermudagrass Budget


Considering integrating alfalfa into your bermudagrass system but aren’t sure if it will all add up?  Check out this Extension budget tool developed by Chris Prevatt which estimates the costs of establishment, growing and grazing alfalfa-bermudgrass. This Extension tool has been developed as part of a multi-state research and Extension project funded through the 2017 […]

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 […]

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