Livestock http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6061/more en Tennessee launches program to boost state’s beef herd http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/tennessee-launches-program-boost-state-s-beef-herd <div class="field-byline"> University of Tennessee </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Tennessee has the land capacity to support beef herd expansion and to recapture our share of the U.S. market.” </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/tennessee-launches-program-boost-state-s-beef-herd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/tennessee-launches-program-boost-state-s-beef-herd#comments Livestock Beef Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:38:00 +0000 111071 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>UTIA WILL MAKE room at its Dairy AgResearch and Education Center in Lewisburg for 100 beef heifers consigned by farmers from across Tennessee for a development program with the goal of increasing cattle numbers in the state.</p> Renewed interest in sod-based rotations sparked by low commodity prices http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/renewed-interest-sod-based-rotations-sparked-low-commodity-prices <div class="node-body article-body">“We just can’t go out and change our soils overnight. It takes time for these cover crops and perennial grasses to work and build up organic matter."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/renewed-interest-sod-based-rotations-sparked-low-commodity-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/renewed-interest-sod-based-rotations-sparked-low-commodity-prices#comments Cotton Livestock Management Miscellaneous Peanuts Beef Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:35:00 +0000 110501 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>LOWER COMMODITY PRICES could cause growers to reconsider the use of a sod-based rotation, says Kris Balkcom, Auburn University research associate, shown here this past summer at a field day at the Wiregrass Research &amp; Extension Center in Headland, Ala.</p> Cattle rustlers strike in Georgia http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/cattle-rustlers-strike-georgia <div class="node-body article-body">According to a Dec. 11 warning issued by the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association, cattlemen need to monitor everything on their operations and report questionable activity.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/cattle-rustlers-strike-georgia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/cattle-rustlers-strike-georgia#comments Livestock Miscellaneous Cattle Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:11:00 +0000 110981 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Records show poultry workforce injury rate down 80 percent since 1994 http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/records-show-poultry-workforce-injury-rate-down-80-percent-1994 <div class="node-body article-body">The total recordable poultry processing illness and injury rate for 2013 was 4.5 cases per 100 full-time workers per year, down from 4.9 in 2012 and a 80.2 percent decrease from 1994.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/records-show-poultry-workforce-injury-rate-down-80-percent-1994" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/records-show-poultry-workforce-injury-rate-down-80-percent-1994#comments Livestock Miscellaneous Livestock Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:15:00 +0000 110891 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Physicist shirks academia and becomes honored Kentucky farmer http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/physicist-shirks-academia-and-becomes-honored-kentucky-farmer <div class="field-byline"> Kentucky Farm Bureau </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In 1977, Richard Preston was working as a research physicist at the University of California when he decided to come back to Hardin County , Ky., and start a farming operation. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/physicist-shirks-academia-and-becomes-honored-kentucky-farmer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/physicist-shirks-academia-and-becomes-honored-kentucky-farmer#comments Grains Livestock Management Miscellaneous Soybeans Cereal Grains Mon, 08 Dec 2014 13:55:00 +0000 110811 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Richard Preston (center left) received the 2014 Distinguished Service to Agriculture award with his wife, Alana (center right), at the organization&rsquo;s annual meeting, held in Louisville. The award was presented by Mark Haney, KFB President (left), and David S. Beck, KFB Executive Vice President (right).</p> Kentucky ag economy strong, but concern looms over 2015 http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/kentucky-ag-economy-strong-concern-looms-over-2015 <div class="field-byline"> Carol Lea Spence, University of Kentucky </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Beef, poultry, dairy and hog prices are expected to boost 2014 Kentucky agricultural cash receipts to $6 billion, up from $5.7 billion in 2013.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/kentucky-ag-economy-strong-concern-looms-over-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/kentucky-ag-economy-strong-concern-looms-over-2015#comments Grains Livestock Markets Miscellaneous Soybeans Tobacco Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:51:00 +0000 110781 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Georgia Ag Forecast to be held across the state Jan. 14-23 http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/georgia-ag-forecast-be-held-across-state-jan-14-23 <div class="field-byline"> J. Merritt Melancon, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">From new varieties to new technologies and markets, the University of Georgia’s team of agricultural economists will provide valuable insights into what 2015 will hold for agriculture, the state’s largest industry, during the 2015 Georgia Ag Forecast. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/georgia-ag-forecast-be-held-across-state-jan-14-23" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/georgia-ag-forecast-be-held-across-state-jan-14-23#comments Cotton Government Grains Livestock Management Markets Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Crops Finance Marketing and Promotion Thu, 04 Dec 2014 16:00:00 +0000 110741 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>The annual Ga. Ag Forecast series will be held Jan. 14-23 in Gainesville, Cartersville, Bainbridge, Lyons, Tifton and Macon. Registration for the series is now open.</p> Look for periods of volatility in 2015 beef cattle market http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/look-periods-volatility-2015-beef-cattle-market <div class="node-body article-body">“There will likely be periods of cattle price volatility when markets react to the many factors affecting beef prices."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/look-periods-volatility-2015-beef-cattle-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/look-periods-volatility-2015-beef-cattle-market#comments Livestock Management Markets Beef Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:18:00 +0000 110111 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>THE 2015 BEEF CATTLE market is fundamentally strong with expectations of reduced beef production and modestly higher cattle prices, according to Walt Prevatt, Auburn University Extension economist and professor.&nbsp;</p> Storm damage: “My first reaction was this is gonna be a lot of work” http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/storm-damage-my-first-reaction-was-gonna-be-lot-work <div class="field-byline"> Debra Davis, Alabama Farmers Federation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">While the poultry houses appeared to be flattened, there was a small space a few feet tall where most of the chickens could move inside the collapsed structures. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/storm-damage-my-first-reaction-was-gonna-be-lot-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/storm-damage-my-first-reaction-was-gonna-be-lot-work#comments Livestock Management Miscellaneous Weather Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:42:00 +0000 110401 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>THREE POULTRY houses at Pippin Farm in Crenshaw County were heavily damaged from the storm this morning. From left are Alfa Insurance Poultry Adjuster Kent Skinner, farmer David Pippin and Alfa Insurance Agent Jimmy Morgan.</p> Alabama Farmers Federation Early cold blast to Southern states prompts livestock warning http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/early-cold-blast-southern-states-prompts-livestock-warning <div class="field-byline"> University of Kentucky </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Livestock producers should make sure animals have adequate shelter, water, dry bedding and feed to make it through this cold spell. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/early-cold-blast-southern-states-prompts-livestock-warning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/early-cold-blast-southern-states-prompts-livestock-warning#comments Livestock Livestock Mon, 17 Nov 2014 19:02:00 +0000 110391 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>BEFORE COLD SNAPS consider separating younger and thinner cows that may not have the same internal insulation as conditioned older cows.</p>