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Sunn Hemp: Grazing Option for Producers

AUBURN, Ala. – Sunn hemp is a warm-season legume that producers are adding to their grazing and pasture management plans. Traditionally, producers do not use sunn hemp because of limited seed availability. Now, newer varieties, such as AU Golden and AU Darbin, are available for producers. These new varieties allow the plant to produce seed in moderate climates. Characteristics   Sunn hemp ... Read More »

Extension Offers Statewide Health Management Workshops for Sheep and Goats

health management workshops

NORMAL, Alabama—The Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs team will offer a series of sheep and goat health management workshops throughout the state from March to May. The workshop is designed to expand consumer and producer knowledge about raising healthy sheep and goats. Topics will include tagging animals, identifying injection sites, hoof health management, the FAMACHA ... Read More »

Producers Make Strides through Small Ruminant Tour

Meat goats are small ruminant

Southeastern sheep and goat producers recently participated in an educational tour which led them through the marketing and farming practices of producers in the Northeast and equipped them to make strides in their own markets. The Marketing Small Ruminants Educational Tour, made possible in part by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System-Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs, consisted of 80 sheep and ... Read More »