Northwest Alabama Animal Science and Forages

Northwest Alabama Animal Science and Forages

Here you can find information about upcoming programs, hot topics, and other information related from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

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12/05/2022

Make sure to check out and register for the Gulf Coast Cattlemen’s Conference on August 12th!

Photos from Lawrence County-Alabama Extension's post 04/05/2022
31/03/2022

There is still time to register to attend the Pasture W**d Management Meeting to be held at Fayette County Extension Office.

18/03/2022

We will be hosting a Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Training on April 21st from 6-8pm at the Tennessee Valley Livestock Sale Barn in Florence AL. Please RSVP by April 15. RSVP by calling the
Lauderdale County Extension Office.
Phone: (256) 766-6223
Or email Paula Lovell: [email protected]
Or Larie Washington: [email protected]
For questions or concerns contact: Paul Vining.
Phone: (256) 214-9630, email: [email protected]

07/03/2022

The 2022 Spring Animal Science and Forages Team Update E-Newsletter will be released within the next day or two. This issue will feature our first swine article. This will be a great resource for our 4-H Pig Squeal Participants. The article offers insight into basic swine feeding and nutrition.

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25/01/2022

The Alabama Extension Farm and Agribusiness team will host an Ag Outlook Meeting on February 8th beginning at 6 PM at the Upper Coastal Plains Research Station. To register, contact the Fayette County Extension Office at 205-932-8941.

18/01/2022

Mr. Ken Kelley a regional farm and agribusiness extension agent, will be travelling to Winston County on Tuesday Feb. 22nd to speak about utilizing enterprise budgets for beef cattle production.
The actual address for this meeting is in Cullman, AL.
But the meeting will be coordinated via the Winston County Extension Office.

We hope to see you there.
See the flyer for details.

05/01/2022

Like us, animals have a preference for specific feedstuffs or forages. Thus, they will select for the most palatable ingredient in their diet, either in feed bunks or pastures. They select their diet based on factors, such as texture, succulence, hairiness, leafiness, aroma, touch, fertilization, dung pads, urine patches, and sugar content, among others. Typically, high-quality forages are highly palatable.

Providing animals with a low palatability diet may reduce consumption and hence animal gains. However, that is not always the case. When animals are restricted to a less palatable species, their performance may be quite satisfactory if forage nutritive value is high and intake is not reduced. For example, grazing animals will select oats in preference to rye even though they will perform well when restricted to a rye pasture.

Consult an animal sciences specialist for a better diet formulation to assure adequate intake and satisfactory gains.

Photos from Northwest Alabama Animal Science and Forages's post 08/12/2021

Angus heifers selling Saturday in Cullman!

Photos from Northwest Alabama Animal Science and Forages's post 08/12/2021

These heifers sell this Saturday in Cullman!

06/12/2021

Granite Knoll Farm has consigned a nice pair of solid black, open replacement heifers to the 2021 BCIA Genetic Verified Heifer Sale. Granite Knoll Farm/Carson Family is a 3-generation, family-owned, cow-calf operation focusing on low-birth-weight genetics with an emphasis on maternal. Animal health is a top priority at Granite Knoll Farm (GFK). GFK sold feeder calves for 25 years, and in the past 2 years has focused on farm-to-table beef and has increased focus on improving herd genetics. These heifers are proof of that focus. Our GKF heifers are black, polled and half Angus. They are out a CK Angus bull from the great CK Cattle program in Hope Hull. These heifers will follow in their dams’ footsteps of calving ease and milking ability. GFK has retained full sisters of lot 85. Lot 85’s feed efficiency will not disappoint. Lot 86’s maternal genetics are heavily used in GFK’s breeding program, which includes their current young herd sire. Both heifers weighed 65 pounds at birth and exhibit tremendous growth. They were bucket feed and are very gentle. They were also creep fed before being turned out on grass. Please contact GFK with any questions. Find out more about our program at www.gkfonline.com. These heifers may be registered as Lim-Flex through the North American Limousin Foundation.

**These heifers sell on Dec. 11th in Cullman. The Bull Sale begins at noon and the heifers immediately follow the bulls.

Photos from Northwest Alabama Animal Science and Forages's post 06/12/2021

Granite Knoll Farm has consigned a nice pair of solid black, open replacement heifers to the 2021 BCIA Genetic Verified Heifer Sale. Granite Knoll Farm/Carson Family is a 3-generation, family-owned, cow-calf operation focusing on low-birth-weight genetics with an emphasis on maternal. Animal health is a top priority at Granite Knoll Farm (GFK). GFK sold feeder calves for 25 years, and in the past 2 years has focused on farm-to-table beef and has increased focus on improving herd genetics. These heifers are proof of that focus. Our GKF heifers are black, polled and half Angus. They are out a CK Angus bull from the great CK Cattle program in Hope Hull. These heifers will follow in their dams’ footsteps of calving ease and milking ability. GFK has retained full sisters of lot 85. Lot 85’s feed efficiency will not disappoint. Lot 86’s maternal genetics are heavily used in GFK’s breeding program, which includes their current young herd sire. Both heifers weighed 65 pounds at birth and exhibit tremendous growth. They were bucket feed and are very gentle. They were also creep fed before being turned out on grass. Please contact GFK with any questions. Find out more about our program at www.gkfonline.com. These heifers may be registered as Lim-Flex through the North American Limousin Foundation.

**These heifers sell on Dec. 11th in Cullman. The Bull Sale begins at noon and the heifers immediately follow the bulls.

06/12/2021

Childers Farms has consigned 9 open replacement heifers sired by quality bulls to the 2021 BCIA Genetic Verified Heifer Sale. These heifers are crossbred calves from a herd relying heavily on Simmental genetics. This is a great set of heifers that were made with livestock exposition in mind. These heifers will be functional cows that will produce calves that will work in or out of the show ring.
**These heifers sell on Dec. 11th in Cullman. The Bull Sale begins at noon and the heifers immediately follow the bulls.

06/12/2021

The Winter Issue of the ACES Animal Science and Forages e-Newsletter was released today!
Check your inbox to learn more about these topics:

1) Forage Basics- New Online Course
2) Cow-Calf Reproductive Goals and Measures for Success
3) External Parasite Control for Livestock
4) Estimating and Supplying Equine Forage Requirements
5) Caring for Pregnant Ewes and Does During the Winter Months
6} Cool Season W**d Management Considerations

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Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association 03/12/2021

Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association The North Alabama Bull Evaluation Center (NABEC) is a feed performance bull evaluation located in Cullman. Bulls are evaluated on an 84 day test, being delivered in July, weighed on test in August and are evaluated until November.  The sale event is held annually on the second Saturday in December ...

02/12/2021

We will release an equine nutrition article in the Winter Issue of the ACES Animal Science and Forages Team e-Newsletter. This will be our first newsletter article for horse owners!
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30/11/2021

Each Issue of the ACES Animal Science and Forages e-Newsletter has contained a timely small ruminant production topic, and the Winter Issue will as well!

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Photos from Northwest Alabama Animal Science and Forages's post 29/11/2021

Upton Angus has consigned a group of 4 well-made open angus heifers with Oct-Nov 2020 birthdates. These heifers exhibit solid calving ease and weaning weight genetics. These “pasture raised, growthy yearlings”, are ready to go to work. These heifers will sell immediately following the North AL Bull Evaluation Sale that begins at noon on Dec. 11th at the Cullman Stockyard.

Photos from Northwest Alabama Animal Science and Forages's post 08/11/2021

These open angus replacement females sell at the 2021 BCIA Genetic Verified Heifer Sale. The sale is Dec. 11th at the Cullman Stockyard.
Black Diamond Angus has consigned this good group of 4 moderate well made open angus heifers. Their genetics exhibit great potential for growth. These genetics go back to GAR Prophet 1682 and Basin Payweight.

Contact Paul Vining 256-214-9630 for any additional information.

Alabama Forage Conference 18/10/2021

Alabama Forage Conference The Alabama Extension Animal Science and Forage Team is excited to announce the 2021 Alabama Forage Conference will be held on December 1-3, 2021.

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