Livestock http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6061/more en 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> What you need to know about new whole-farm revenue insurance http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/what-you-need-know-about-new-whole-farm-revenue-insurance <div class="node-body article-body">Whole-Farm Revenue Protection is a new policy called for in the 2014 Farm Bill and developed by the Risk Management Agency that will allow farmers to insure all of their crops, livestock, and nursery and greenhouse crops for a revenue loss with a single policy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/what-you-need-know-about-new-whole-farm-revenue-insurance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/what-you-need-know-about-new-whole-farm-revenue-insurance#comments Livestock Management Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Vegetables Crop Mon, 17 Nov 2014 18:45:00 +0000 110381 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>PLASTIC MULCH beds ready for fall-planted vegetables in south Georgia.</p> Lack of pasture grass may lead cattle to feed on dangerous green acorns http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/lack-pasture-grass-may-lead-cattle-feed-dangerous-green-acorns <div class="field-byline"> Frank Watson, University of Georgia Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Quercus poisoning occurs when cattle consume too many oak buds or acorns. Most animals are susceptible, but cattle and sheep are most often affected by this malady.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/lack-pasture-grass-may-lead-cattle-feed-dangerous-green-acorns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/lack-pasture-grass-may-lead-cattle-feed-dangerous-green-acorns#comments Livestock Cattle Tue, 11 Nov 2014 18:44:00 +0000 110271 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Sharon Dowdy/University of Georgia Not surprised Southeast ranked “Best Places to Farm” http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/not-surprised-southeast-ranked-best-places-farm <div class="node-body blog-body">If you can eat it, drink it, wear it or smoke it, we can produce it in the South.</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/not-surprised-southeast-ranked-best-places-farm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/not-surprised-southeast-ranked-best-places-farm#comments Cotton Government Grains Livestock Management Markets Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Management Farm Press Blog Thu, 06 Nov 2014 19:09:00 +0000 110221 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Agroterrorism – is the threat real? http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/agroterrorism-threat-real <div class="field-byline"> Robert Norton, Auburn University Open Source Intelligence Lab </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Terrorists, like most people tend to be lazy and most often seek the path of least resistance, so as to better assure a probable success. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/agroterrorism-threat-real" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/agroterrorism-threat-real#comments Government Grains Livestock Management Miscellaneous Non-farm bill agriculture Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:26:00 +0000 110081 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>THE U.S. FOOD supply and agriculture in general could be subject to attack from terrorists.</p> October will end with freezing temperatures in upper Southeast http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/october-will-end-freezing-temperatures-upper-southeast <div class="node-body article-body">Temperatures below freezing are predicted for large portions of northern Georgia on Saturday and Sunday mornings, with high temperatures on Saturday reaching only the upper 40s to mid-50s.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/october-will-end-freezing-temperatures-upper-southeast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/october-will-end-freezing-temperatures-upper-southeast#comments Cotton Grains Livestock Management Miscellaneous Peanuts Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:30:00 +0000 110051 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Florida rancher finds high-value niche with lean-beef and Wagyu breeds http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/florida-rancher-finds-high-value-niche-lean-beef-and-wagyu-breeds <div class="field-byline"> Mark Mauldin, University of Florida Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Seeking out high-value niche markets and producing cattle to take advantage of these markets has helped keep G&S Farms financially viable even when “regular” calf prices were low.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/florida-rancher-finds-high-value-niche-lean-beef-and-wagyu-breeds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/florida-rancher-finds-high-value-niche-lean-beef-and-wagyu-breeds#comments Livestock Management Markets Miscellaneous Beef Breeding Cattle Pasture Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:45:00 +0000 109971 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>George Fisher was&nbsp;honored recently as an Agriculture Innovator by University of Florida Washington&nbsp;County Extension. He cofounded <a href="http://arrowheadbeef.com/" target="_blank">Arrowhead Beef</a> to raise and market grass-fed, lean beef.</p> Photo courtesy of Arrowhead Beef 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