March- Tips for Cow-Calf Management
March can be a tough month for cattle and producer alike. Hay supply is low as well as the quality of hay, body condition of the brood cows is “poor,” in the 3’s or lower, lice population is at a high and grass tetany season is here. With rain and cool temperature, the cattle’s critical temperature is increased more than 80 percent, which means that more feed is required to keep them functioning.
2013 Variety Trial Reports
Our 2013 variety trial reports for Alfalfa, Bermudagrass, Cool-Season Annual Grasses, and Warm-Season Annual Grasses are now available online.
Please use our archive to aid in the selection of the best cultivars for your farm.
The Forage Leader
The American Forage and Grassland Council's news letter with up to date forage news and articles about the 2014 conference. Notes from the AFGC President and upcoming events.
16th Annual Cumberland Beef Day- March 27th
"Decisions Made Today...Their Impacts Down the Road" Topics: Selecting & Developing Replacement Heifers, Buying a Vehicle or a Bull, and Feeder Cattle Grading Demonstration. An extensive trade show of animal health, feed, and equipment dealers. Held at the White County Fairgrounds in Sparta, Tennessee
Clyde Lane- BQA Marketer of the Year
Clyde Lane, UT Extension professor emeritus, was honored at a reception and ceremony at the 2014 Cattle Industry Annual Convention and NCBA Trade Show in Nashville.
UTIA Marketing and Communications
Feb 7, 2014
Florida Dairy Making Profits with Hybrid BermudagrassTifton-85 bermudagrass means the difference between the dairy making a profit or just getting by. North Florida dairy farmers are increasing their use of grazing and hay areas thanks to the hybrid, perennial, warm-season Tifton 85 bermudagrass, tested extensively by University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences forage specialists.
University of Florida Jan 14, 2014
Veterinarians Discuss "Trich"
University of Tennessee Veterinarians discuss "Trich". Trichomoniasis is a venereal disease of cattle which reduces calf production by decreasing fertility and inducing abortions. Detection and control of infected bulls is key to containing the disease.
Tennessee Market HighlightsThis is a newsletter produced weekly to highlight the livestock and commodities markets. Comparisons, trends, and comments are made concerning the markets.
Progressive Forage Grower
The online magazine for forage growers that provides up to date information in a monthly publication on forages, silage, and pasture practices and innovations.