Livestock http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6061/more en Cousins finding their places on the farm http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/cousins-finding-their-places-farm <div class="node-body article-body">Matt Dicks and Jason Dicks are armed with wry humor and good-natured jabs but the young Florida men are serious about making farming a career.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/cousins-finding-their-places-farm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/cousins-finding-their-places-farm#comments Cotton Grains Livestock Management Peanuts Tobacco Cotton Peanut Tobacco Tue, 14 Apr 2015 19:55:00 +0000 113411 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Jason Dicks, left, and cousin Matt Dicks grew up in Columbia County, Fla. The young men are looking for ways to keep farming in the area by adding row crop production to what has historically been tobacco and cattle country.</p> Cattle market calls for price protection, risk management http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/cattle-market-calls-price-protection-risk-management <div class="field-byline"> Aimee Nielson, University of Kentucky </div> <div class="node-body article-body">April could be telling in many ways as the market responds to the pressure of trying to predict the future. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/cattle-market-calls-price-protection-risk-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/cattle-market-calls-price-protection-risk-management#comments Livestock Markets Cattle Marketing and Promotion Wed, 08 Apr 2015 00:48:00 +0000 113341 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Fourth-generation North Carolina tobacco farm turns to tilapia production http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/fourth-generation-north-carolina-tobacco-farm-turns-tilapia-production <div class="field-byline"> N.C. Dept. of Agriculture &amp; Consumer Services </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">With fresh fish now in Whole Foods, some Publix stores, a number of Asian markets and in restaurants and other retail outlets in North Carolina, Canada and New York, Taylor Fish Farm seems well on its way to laying a solid foundation for the future.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/fourth-generation-north-carolina-tobacco-farm-turns-tilapia-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/fourth-generation-north-carolina-tobacco-farm-turns-tilapia-production#comments Livestock Management Miscellaneous Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:29:00 +0000 113211 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Trail camera catches cattle thieves in the act http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/trail-camera-catches-cattle-thieves-act <div class="field-byline"> Tennessee Department of Agriculture </div> <div class="node-body article-body">"We have seen an increase in thefts. Beef prices are high, and that can motivate thieves," said Max Thomas, Ag Crime Unit investigator supervisor.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/trail-camera-catches-cattle-thieves-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/trail-camera-catches-cattle-thieves-act#comments Livestock Miscellaneous Livestock Wed, 11 Mar 2015 12:34:00 +0000 112801 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>After being stolen, calves are returned to a Bedford County, Tenn., farm.</p> Seven cases of PEDv confirmed in Georgia so far http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/seven-cases-pedv-confirmed-georgia-so-far <div class="node-body article-body">A total of seven known positive samples of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus have been verified in Georgia, according to the Georgia Department of Agriculture, and more cases are expected.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/seven-cases-pedv-confirmed-georgia-so-far" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/seven-cases-pedv-confirmed-georgia-so-far#comments Livestock Swine Fri, 06 Mar 2015 23:02:00 +0000 112771 at http://southeastfarmpress.com (Gallery) Irrigation systems, ideas and faces from the past http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/gallery-irrigation-systems-ideas-and-faces-past <div class="node-body gallery-body">It was 1947 and J.L Clegg was attaching pipes to a free-flowing artesian well on his tobacco farm. That same year, L.E. Connell and assistant county Extension agent J. O. Hensley adjusted pipes on H. Langdale, Jr. Farm. And in 1951, Dock Jones was using dynamite to make ditches.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> 5 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/gallery-irrigation-systems-ideas-and-faces-past" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/gallery-irrigation-systems-ideas-and-faces-past#comments Cotton Equipment Livestock Management Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:23:00 +0000 112671 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Study shows grazing cover crops doesn’t damage soils http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/study-shows-grazing-cover-crops-doesn-t-damage-soils <div class="field-byline"> Dennis O’Brien, USDA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Conventional wisdom holds that if cattle were allowed to graze on cover crops they would eat up and remove the nitrogen and carbon otherwise left on the soil in the cover crop plant residue. Not so.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/study-shows-grazing-cover-crops-doesn-t-damage-soils" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/study-shows-grazing-cover-crops-doesn-t-damage-soils#comments Livestock Management Miscellaneous Livestock Livestock Fri, 13 Feb 2015 14:28:00 +0000 112251 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>A cow and calf grazing on a summer cover crop of pearl millet. ARS scientists conducted studies on cover crops and cattle grazing and found that moderate grazing does not significantly affect the amount of organic matter in the soil.</p> USDA-ARS Silvopasture: Livestock, forage and trees grow well together http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/silvopasture-livestock-forage-and-trees-grow-well-together <div class="field-byline"> Michael Goodchild, University of Florida Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fully stocked pine stands, or previously thinned pine stands, can be transitioned into Silvopasture over a two-year period with proper management. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/silvopasture-livestock-forage-and-trees-grow-well-together" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/silvopasture-livestock-forage-and-trees-grow-well-together#comments Livestock Management Beef Cattle Improved Mon, 09 Feb 2015 14:06:00 +0000 112081 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Calving season miraculous for sisters http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/calving-season-miraculous-sisters <div class="node-body blog-body">The take-home lesson for this calving season is consistent with all other critical times in life: if you acknowledge God’s presence, you experience God’s presence. </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/calving-season-miraculous-sisters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/calving-season-miraculous-sisters#comments Livestock Management Miscellaneous Blog Farm Press Blog Thu, 05 Feb 2015 01:57:00 +0000 111561 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>BABY NEW YEAR&#39;S mama gave birth in a gully during a storm, and he rolled under the fence and into a hole.</p> Good clover stand will reduce pasture fertility cost http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/good-clover-stand-will-reduce-pasture-fertility-cost <div class="field-byline"> University of Tennessee </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The yield of a tall fescue-clover mixture will be equal to a pure tall fescue stand fertilized in spring with 60 pounds of nitrogen per acre. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/good-clover-stand-will-reduce-pasture-fertility-cost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/good-clover-stand-will-reduce-pasture-fertility-cost#comments Livestock Improved Wed, 04 Feb 2015 20:58:00 +0000 112031 at http://southeastfarmpress.com USDA-ARS