Livestock http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6061/more en Using pigs to root out weeds in crop fields http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/using-pigs-root-out-weeds-crop-fields <div class="field-byline"> Kimberly Moore Wilmoth, University of Florida </div> <div class="node-body article-body">One method used “back in the day” was letting pigs loose in fields not being used for crops for a season and allowing the pigs to do what they do naturally: dig up the roots of weeds and fertilize the land.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/using-pigs-root-out-weeds-crop-fields" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/using-pigs-root-out-weeds-crop-fields#comments Livestock Management Vegetables Herbicides Vegetables Weeds Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:51:00 +0000 115111 at http://southeastfarmpress.com University of Florida US cattle herd continues expansion http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/us-cattle-herd-continues-expansion <div class="field-byline"> Chris Prevatt, University of Florida livestock economist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The results of the Jan. 1 and July 1 cattle inventory reports have made it clear that expansion is taking place by retaining more beef cows and replacement heifers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/us-cattle-herd-continues-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/us-cattle-herd-continues-expansion#comments Livestock Beef Marketing and Promotion Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:53:00 +0000 115101 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>This continued beef herd expansion will be moderately bearish on cattle prices during the next couple of years.</p> Forage pest problems on rise in South http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/forage-pest-problems-rise-south <div class="field-byline"> Dennis Hancock, UGA Extension forage specialist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Is it just me, or does it seem like our insect pest problems in the forage world are getting more numerous? Let me give you a quick update on some of the many fronts we seem to be waging on bugs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/forage-pest-problems-rise-south" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/forage-pest-problems-rise-south#comments Livestock Management Beef Pasture Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:34:00 +0000 115061 at http://southeastfarmpress.com US poultry wins international trade battles http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/us-poultry-wins-international-trade-battles <div class="field-byline"> Georgia Farm Bureau </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This victory will help address barriers to the Indian market for U.S. farmers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/us-poultry-wins-international-trade-battles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/us-poultry-wins-international-trade-battles#comments Livestock Livestock Regulations Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:12:00 +0000 114961 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>India&#39;s ban on products such as poultry meat, eggs and live pigs was allegedly maintained to protect India against avian influenza.</p> USDA-ARS Young Alabama man is World Livestock Auctioneer champion http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/young-alabama-man-world-livestock-auctioneer-champion <div class="field-byline"> ALFA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Livestock auctioneer and Southside, Ala., native Brandon Neely can check “becoming a national champion” off his bucket list.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/young-alabama-man-world-livestock-auctioneer-champion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/young-alabama-man-world-livestock-auctioneer-champion#comments Livestock Management Cattle Wed, 08 Jul 2015 12:59:00 +0000 114821 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Alabama native Brandon Neely won the World Livestock Auctioneer Championship in Clifton, Texas June 13.</p> Livestock Marketing Association They are genetically a ‘black angus’ but have white hair http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/they-are-genetically-black-angus-have-white-hair <div class="field-byline"> Brad Buck, University of Florida </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Ona White Angus may be able to provide reproduction and meat quality advantages of the Angus, while retaining the environmental adaptation and longevity of the Zebu breeds.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/they-are-genetically-black-angus-have-white-hair" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/they-are-genetically-black-angus-have-white-hair#comments Livestock Cattle Mon, 06 Jul 2015 14:45:00 +0000 114791 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>The Ona White Angus was developed over two decades at the University of Florida Range Cattle REC.</p> University of Florida Alabama to enforce catfish labeling and gets official ag bug http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/alabama-enforce-catfish-labeling-and-gets-official-ag-bug <div class="field-byline"> ALFA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley June 30 signed two Alabama Farmers Federation priority bills dealing with country of origin labeling and the queen honeybee.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/alabama-enforce-catfish-labeling-and-gets-official-ag-bug" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/alabama-enforce-catfish-labeling-and-gets-official-ag-bug#comments Cotton Government Livestock Soybeans Crops Catfish Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:56:00 +0000 114731 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley</p> Checklist: You might be a female rancher if … http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/checklist-you-might-be-female-rancher-if <div class="node-body blog-body">With the onslaught of checklists and online quizzes that dominate popular culture and social media, my sister and I decided to compile our own list to help our fellow ladies in the agricultural world validate their status as female farming forces. </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/checklist-you-might-be-female-rancher-if" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/checklist-you-might-be-female-rancher-if#comments Livestock Management Cattle Farm Press Blog Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:48:00 +0000 114691 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Rachel Bearden, the author&rsquo;s sister, and her beloved cow Miranda.</p> Watch for fall armyworms in summer grass forages http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/watch-fall-armyworms-summer-grass-forages <div class="field-byline"> Kathy Flanders, Auburn University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">We know hot and dry weather is better for fall armyworms than for their natural enemies. Therefore, it makes sense to start scouting now.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/watch-fall-armyworms-summer-grass-forages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/watch-fall-armyworms-summer-grass-forages#comments Livestock Management Annual Beef Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:58:00 +0000 114661 at http://southeastfarmpress.com University of Georgia Women in ag: Plowing new ground in Alabama http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/women-ag-plowing-new-ground-alabama <div class="field-byline"> Marlee Moore, ALFA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Women in agriculture must do a superior job in the same field as men to prove themselves,” said Delle Bean, who operates Del-Ray Ranch in Alabama with her husband, Ray. “We’re not accepted until we’re seen in action.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/women-ag-plowing-new-ground-alabama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/women-ag-plowing-new-ground-alabama#comments Cotton Grains Livestock Management Markets Soybeans Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:06:00 +0000 114621 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Wendy Yeager is the primary operator of the 940-acre Bell Place Farm in Alabama.</p> ALFA