Livestock http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6061/more en Ugly surprises can hide in temporary pastures http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/ugly-surprises-can-hide-temporary-pastures <div class="field-byline"> Jed Dillard, University of Florida Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Temporary pastures can present problems for the unaware. Issues can be especially likely when the crop manager and the livestock manager are not the same person, whether in a large operation, or when leased land is involved. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/ugly-surprises-can-hide-temporary-pastures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/ugly-surprises-can-hide-temporary-pastures#comments Livestock Management Cattle Livestock Pasture Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:09:00 +0000 109881 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Coffee weed in a loafing area adjacent to winter grazing. Nightshade and crotalaria are even more toxic.</p> Jed Dillard, University of Florida Extension Winners of the 2014 Southeastern Hay Contest announced http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/winners-2014-southeastern-hay-contest-announced <div class="field-byline"> Dennis Hancock, University of Georgia Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Weather is always a major limiting factor when attempting to produce high quality forage. This year in the Southeast, dry conditions in the later-half of the growing season caused drought to be a major limitation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/winners-2014-southeastern-hay-contest-announced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/winners-2014-southeastern-hay-contest-announced#comments Livestock Management Crops Livestock Pasture Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:00:00 +0000 109871 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>FORAGE IN THE SOUTHEAST took a hit this year as drought plagued the region later in the season, but overall hay quality was better in 2014 than in 2013 for much of the region, according to the 2014 Southeastern Hay Contest.</p> Georgia’s Philip Grimes is the 2014 Southeastern Farmer of the Year http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/georgia-s-philip-grimes-2014-southeastern-farmer-year <div class="node-body article-body">Georgia farmer Philip Grimes is the 2014 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year. Known for his aggressive weed management, high yields and conservation practices, Grimes beat out nine other Southeastern state winners.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/georgia-s-philip-grimes-2014-southeastern-farmer-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/georgia-s-philip-grimes-2014-southeastern-farmer-year#comments Cotton Equipment Grains Livestock Management Peanuts Soybeans Sunbelt Ag Expo Vegetables Peanut Tue, 14 Oct 2014 18:36:00 +0000 109711 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>GEORGIA FARMER Philip Grimes and his wife, Jane, accept the 2014 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award in Moultrie, Ga., Oct. 14.</p> Peanut hay: A few things to remember this harvest http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/peanut-hay-few-things-remember-harvest <div class="node-body blog-body">Test peanut hay if it is going to be fed to livestock, though. Drought-stressed peanuts in the last five to six weeks are at higher risk for alflatoxin, as you know. Aflatoxin must be less than 20 ppb in the hay to be safe. High nitrates, or more than 4500 ppm, can be a problem, too.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/peanut-hay-few-things-remember-harvest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/peanut-hay-few-things-remember-harvest#comments Livestock Management Miscellaneous Peanuts Cattle Peanut Farm Press Blog Fri, 10 Oct 2014 14:35:00 +0000 109681 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>BALING PEANUT HAY in south Georgia.</p> Could sugar beets become a dairy feed alternative? http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/could-sugar-beets-become-dairy-feed-alternative <div class="field-byline"> Jordan Hill, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Sugar beets could be a feed option for cattle. Cows like the beets, and they are easily digestible and can be used as an energy source, says a Georgia dairy nutrition specialist.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/could-sugar-beets-become-dairy-feed-alternative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/could-sugar-beets-become-dairy-feed-alternative#comments Livestock Dairy Wed, 08 Oct 2014 13:12:00 +0000 109651 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Sugar beets are being researched at UGA as a possible feed source for dairy cattle.</p> EPA exemptions granted in Southeast for white sugarcane aphid control http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/epa-exemptions-granted-southeast-white-sugarcane-aphid-control <div class="node-body article-body">“Unfortunately, we have been seeing area crops decline rapidly with the poor white sugarcane aphid (WSA) control offered by alternative control methods."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/epa-exemptions-granted-southeast-white-sugarcane-aphid-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/epa-exemptions-granted-southeast-white-sugarcane-aphid-control#comments Grains Livestock Management Grain Sorghum Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:13:00 +0000 109511 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>SHOWN IS A sorghum field in Florida that was devastated by the white sugarcane aphid.&nbsp;</p> A few more things to think about at harvest time http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/few-more-things-think-about-harvest-time <div class="node-body blog-body">Don't forget about looming USDA deadlines in the midst of harvest.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/few-more-things-think-about-harvest-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/few-more-things-think-about-harvest-time#comments Cotton Government Grains Livestock Management Miscellaneous Peanuts Soybeans Blog Farm Press Blog Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:54:00 +0000 109041 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Can “man-made frost” help jumpstart winter grazing? http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/can-man-made-frost-help-jumpstart-winter-grazing <div class="field-byline"> Dennis Hancock, University of Georgia Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If one looks at the season-long total forage yield, there really was no benefit of using a chemical suppressant when attempting to establish winter annuals into bermudagrass sod. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/can-man-made-frost-help-jumpstart-winter-grazing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/can-man-made-frost-help-jumpstart-winter-grazing#comments Livestock Pasture Management Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:11:00 +0000 109171 at http://southeastfarmpress.com USDA Crossroad: Which way will the cattle industry turn? http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/crossroad-which-way-will-cattle-industry-turn <div class="field-byline"> Paul Peterson, University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Smaller numbers could push feeder cattle prices even higher and squeeze feeding margins for cattle feeders. The feeding sector also should expect competition from larger supplies of pork and chicken in the months ahead.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/crossroad-which-way-will-cattle-industry-turn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/crossroad-which-way-will-cattle-industry-turn#comments Livestock Markets Cattle Marketing and Promotion Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:41:00 +0000 109071 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>COWS are the &quot;factory&quot; where beef production begins.</p> Common causes for unknown cattle deaths http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/common-causes-unknown-cattle-deaths <div class="field-byline"> Lee Jones, University of Georgia veterinarian </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There are few common causes of sudden death in livestock that farmers and their veterinarians need to be aware of this time of year. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/common-causes-unknown-cattle-deaths" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/common-causes-unknown-cattle-deaths#comments Livestock Management Cattle Fri, 05 Sep 2014 12:46:00 +0000 108951 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>SUDDEN DEATHS in livestock need to be thoroughly investigated to stop a potential problem before it spreads to the rest of the herd.</p>