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Rows of forage sorghum regrowth after the first cutting. CAES News
Forage Sorghum
With water use and rising expenses a concern, forage sorghum is a cheaper, more effective alternative for Georgia cattlemen feeding dairy cows, according to University of Georgia animal and dairy scientist John Bernard.
UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Dean and Director Sam Pardue, far left, and CAES Associate Dean for Research Bob Shulstad, far right, congratulate doctorate students Forrest Goodfellow and Shuyang Zhen and master's degree student Erin Roestshcehl on their E. Broadus Browne Awards for creative research. CAES News
Graduate Awards Night
University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences recognized its best and brightest graduate students at the 2016 Graduate Student Recognition Reception on May 2, 2016.
Kayla Alward, a Guyton Native majoring in animal and dairy science at the University of Georgia, has won the Student Employee of the Year Award from the Southern Association of Student Employment Administrators. Alward, who won the award for dedication to the calves at the UGA Teaching Dairy, is the first UGA student to win the award. CAES News
Cow-sitting Superstar
Many college students become nannies during school to help ends meet, but Kayla Alward — a rising fourth-year student at the University of Georgia — prefers to cow-sit.
A group of UGA students and farmers at the Northeast Georgia Beef Cattle Short Course on Feb. 10, 2016. CAES News
Beef Short Course
From an economic forecast to cattle genetics, researchers and University of Georgia Cooperative Extension specialists from the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences provided a broad update on the latest beef cattle information this month to more than 100 beef cattle producers and UGA Extension agents at the university’s fifth annual Northeast Georgia Beef Cattle Short Course.
The 2016 Ag Forecast sessions will be held on Thursday, Jan. 21, at the Carroll County Ag Center in Carrollton; Friday, Jan. 22, at Unicoi State Park in Cleveland; Monday, Jan. 25, at the Cloud Livestock Facility in Bainbridge; Tuesday, Jan. 26, at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton; Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the Blueberry Warehouse in Alma; and Friday, Jan. 29, at the Georgia Farm Bureau Building in Macon. CAES News
Jan. 22 Ag Forecast Canceled
The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ Georgia Ag Forecast seminar at Unicoi State Park has been canceled due to potentially hazardous winter weather in White County and north Georgia.
University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Dean and Director Sam Pardue - January 2016 CAES News
New Dean Named
Samuel Pardue, a noted poultry science researcher and administrator at North Carolina State University, has been named dean and director of the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
An agitation boat is shown during a demonstration during the Manure Field Day held at the UGA Tifton Campus Dairy. CAES News
Dairy Waste Management
Remote-controlled boats could be a valuable tool for helping Georgia dairymen recycle waste on their farms, according to University of Georgia animal and dairy scientists.
Although there is no one-size-fits-all rule to rotational grazing management, to provide forage rest and recovery and improve grazing efficiency, the first step is to get cattle moving. CAES News
Proper Stockmanship School
This daylong course, hosted by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension’s Beef Team and the staff of the J. Phil Campbell Sr. Research and Education Center, will focus on low-stress animal handling methods that leverage the prey-predator relationship and the psychology of the herd. Cattle experts from Hand 'n Hand Livestock Solutions, founded by gentle herd-handling expert and Bud Box inventor Bud Williams, will present the class.
Pictured is miscanthus grass used as bedding in a poultry house. CAES News
Alternative Bedding
The growing poultry industry in Georgia has farmers searching for alternative bedding options for their birds. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension poultry scientist Claudia Dunkley recommends that growers use giant miscanthus grass as bedding in their poultry houses.
To determine the quality of hay, Georgia farmers trust forage tests from the University of Georgia Agricultural and Environmental Services Laboratories in Athens, Georgia. The lab provides an estimate of Relative Forage Quality (RFQ). This value is a single, easy-to-interpret number that improves a producer's understanding of forage quality and helps to establish a fair market value for the product. CAES News
Hay Testing
Hay can’t be evaluated by touch, smell, color or any other on-the-spot technique. To get a true measure of forage quality, hay has to be tested.