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Beef Cattle Management: Early Weaning

AUBURN, Ala.—Early weaning is a technique beef cattle producers do not often use on cattle operations. However, droughty conditions may necessitate the implementation of non-traditional practices to continue normal and productive operations. “In some areas of Alabama that were hard hit by drought last year, forages are not growing well,” Dr. Lisa Kriese-Anderson, an Alabama Extension animal scientist, said. “Producers ... Read More »

Michelle Elmore Awarded BIF Continuing Service Award

AUBURN, Ala. – For more than 16 years, Michelle Elmore has dedicated her career to the betterment of the cattle industry and the Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association (BCIA). All those years of hard work paid off when the Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) presented Elmore a BIF Continuing Service Award. This award is presented to those who have made major ... Read More »

Extending the Grazing Season

AUBURN, Ala. –Extending the grazing season can improve cattle operations. This saves producers time and money invested in the operation. Whether it is as simple as dividing a pasture into two different paddocks or implementing a more complex system, farmers should consider implementing improved grazing management strategies to help the grazing season. Dr. Kim Mullenix, an Alabama Extension beef cattle ... Read More »

Getting Back to the Beef Basics

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AUBURN,AL—. Beef cattle are raised in every county of Alabama. The Alabama cattle industry is a $2.5 billion industry, making it the state’s second highest ranked commodity. Dr. Kim Mullenix, an Alabama Extension beef cattle specialist, sees the state’s booming cattle industry as an opportunity to further educate the producers and supporters of the Alabama beef cattle industry. That is why ... Read More »

Buying Local Has Gone to the Cows

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AUBURN, Alabama.- It’s no secret that summer months and farmers markets just go together in the South. All across Alabama on Saturday mornings you can find local farmers taking their produce to sell at local farmers markets. Typically you see assorted fruits and vegetables. You can usually find honey and soaps and flowers as well. One new product, however, has ... Read More »

Alabama Extension Hosting Deep South Stocker Conference in August

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AUBURN, Alabama–Alabama will host the seventh annual Deep South Stocker Conference Aug. 6-7 in Montgomery, Alabama. The conference is targeting cattle producers in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi. Dr. Kim Mullenix, who is part of Alabama Extension’s beef cattle team, said that producers need to develop some specific management techniques to run a successful stocker operation. “All three of these states ... Read More »

Cold Weather Impacts on Livestock

AUBURN, Alabama – Most of us are aware of how harsh the winter weather can be on machinery, equipment and people, but it is easy to forget how those conditions affect livestock. Extreme weather in February and March impacted livestock across Alabama, requiring many cattlemen to adjust their cattle management strategies. Dr. Kim Mullenix, an Alabama Extension beef cattle specialist ... Read More »

Beef Prices on the Rise

Packages of Beef at the Meat Counter

Beef prices are going up—squeezing consumers’ wallets. It is a trend both in the United States and worldwide. An economist with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System has a good idea why beef prices continue to rise. Dr. Walt Prevatt, who is an expert in livestock economics, said it relates to the challenges of a consistent supply of beef and the ... Read More »