Livestock http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6061/more en 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 Summer: More hot, dry weather is not what farmers want to hear http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/summer-more-hot-dry-weather-not-what-farmers-want-hear <div class="field-byline"> David Zierden, Florida climatologist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hot and dry conditions during critical point in the growing season is looking more and more like a reality that has to be dealt with. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/summer-more-hot-dry-weather-not-what-farmers-want-hear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/summer-more-hot-dry-weather-not-what-farmers-want-hear#comments Cotton Grains Livestock Management Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Drought Tue, 23 Jun 2015 13:07:00 +0000 114551 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Right now, hot and drier is a good possibility for the next two weeks or so in the Southeast, and it could persist well into the second half of summer.</p> When is hay dry enough? http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/when-hay-dry-enough <div class="field-byline"> Dennis Hancock, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Each producer’s situation will be somewhat different because of equipment, storage technique and climatic differences. Hay growers should allow for the effect these factors might have to find out what target bale moisture is right.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/when-hay-dry-enough" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/when-hay-dry-enough#comments Livestock Cattle Hay and Hay Products Fri, 19 Jun 2015 14:03:00 +0000 114541 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Doug Mayo/University of Florida Alabama serious about keeping avian flu away http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/alabama-serious-about-keeping-avian-flu-away <div class="field-byline"> Alabama Cooperative Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">While avian influenza has been confirmed in 20 states, Alabama remains free of the disease. Alabama poultry producers are doing all that they can to keep the disease at bay.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/alabama-serious-about-keeping-avian-flu-away" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/alabama-serious-about-keeping-avian-flu-away#comments Livestock Management Livestock Tue, 16 Jun 2015 14:34:00 +0000 114411 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>&ldquo;These cases in commercial poultry operations in the upper Midwest have mostly been linked to a failure of biosecurity. Growers may have thought they were following biosecurity guidelines fully, but it seems that there were lapses,&quot; said Ken Macklin, an associate professor of poultry science at Auburn University.</p> Alabama Cooperative Extension Baleage: A few things to keep in mind to make quality forage http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/baleage-few-things-keep-mind-make-quality-forage <div class="field-byline"> Sam Ingram, UGA Extension, Effingham County </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Once a producer cuts hay in the Southeast, worries over the weather forecast begin immediately for optimal hay curing weather. What can a producer do to maintain good quality forage in variable weather conditions? One option that is gaining popularity is baleage. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/baleage-few-things-keep-mind-make-quality-forage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/baleage-few-things-keep-mind-make-quality-forage#comments Livestock Cattle Pasture Pasture Wed, 10 Jun 2015 15:39:00 +0000 114361 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Some of the benefits of baleage in comparison to dry hay include a major decrease in storage loss since the majority of round rolled hay is still stored outside, decreased feeding loss, increased preservation of nutrients through the ensiling process and a shorter field drying time, which decreases the chance of rain of cut hay in the field.</p> Alabama Extension Help beef cattle beat the heat with these summer management tips http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/help-beef-cattle-beat-heat-these-summer-management-tips <div class="field-byline"> Kim Mullenix, Auburn University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The days are getting longer; the nights are shorter. The heat of the summer is sneaking up on us quickly. As we move into warmer days, here are a few quick tips to keep in mind for beef cattle.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/help-beef-cattle-beat-heat-these-summer-management-tips" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/help-beef-cattle-beat-heat-these-summer-management-tips#comments Livestock Beef Fri, 05 Jun 2015 14:57:00 +0000 114251 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Good cover crop mix essential for animal and soil health http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/good-cover-crop-mix-essential-animal-and-soil-health <div class="node-body article-body">Matt Poore continues to stress the importance of cover crop mixes on grazing land to both improve soil health and increase livestock nutrition.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/good-cover-crop-mix-essential-animal-and-soil-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/good-cover-crop-mix-essential-animal-and-soil-health#comments Livestock Beef Organic Matter Pasture Sun, 31 May 2015 17:42:00 +0000 113981 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">Matt&nbsp;Poore, North Carolina State University Extension ruminant nutrition specialist, shows some little barley, a weed that is very undesirable in a pasture cover crop mix for grazing cattle.</p>