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Rice-fish demonstration site farmer in the Kebbi state of northeastern Nigeria explaining to community farmers how the rice-fish systems works, its benefits and challenges. In the photos are local rice farmers, students, and researchers from UGA and the University of Ibadan in Lagos, Nigeria. CAES News
Fish and Rice
A program led by University of Georgia agriculture researchers is helping Nigerian rice farmers diversify food production through aquaculture systems that integrate raising native catfish in rice fields.
While specialty beef that is grass-fed, pasture-raised or organic also commands higher prices, Fluharty explained that marketing is key to success. CAES News
Prime Choice
Rising prices may induce consumer ire, but some meat-eaters are willing to fork over the cash for high-quality beef. Rising food costs continue to attract negative attention from consumers around the country due to supply chain issues and inflation, but consumer demand for top-quality beef is on pace with a greater supply of higher-quality meat being produced by the beef industry.
CAES alumnus Alyssa Gutierrez presented on AutoMat, the company she co-founded, to representatives from the Georgia Governor’s Office, Georgia Department of Agriculture, and Georgia Legislature in fall 2021. CAES News
After FABricate
FABricate, which kicks off with a quick pitch competition on Feb. 28, has helped winners and finalists launch companies while at UGA and beyond.
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2022 Georgia Ag Forecast
The lingering effects of the global pandemic continue to ripple through Georgia, with persistent supply chain issues and inflation affecting bottom lines. But a strong overall economic outlook and confident consumer spending signal recovery in 2022, according to University of Georgia agricultural economists at the 2022 Georgia Ag Forecast.
Horn flies swarm a beef cow. These small, black flies remain on the cattle almost continuously and use their piercing bite to draw blood, causing pain and discomfort. CAES News
Horn Fly Research
On a warm summer night in the South, it’s not unusual to get a few mosquito bites — but some of us tend to get bitten more frequently than others, a result of genetic predispositions that make us more attractive to the insects.
Associate professor Franklin West (left) and lecturer Holly Kinder collaborated to design the new regenerative bioscience major, which will include opportunities for undergraduate research in the growing field and will launch in fall 2022. CAES News
Regenerative Bioscience
The Georgia Board of Regents approved a new regenerative bioscience undergraduate major in the University of Georgia Department of Animal and Dairy Science, which will begin enrolling students in fall 2022.
Members of the UGA Meat Judging Team display their awards at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado including (back row, left to right) Coach Anna Scott, Levi Martin, Preston Nave and Clint Lee and (front row, left to right) Marin Lonee, Anna Unger and Cason Galloway. CAES News
Meat Dawgs
The UGA Meat Judging Team garnered a team championship and several individual awards at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado, in early January.
Beef cattle (file photo) CAES News
Cattle Emissions
It is not difficult to find somebody talking about methane these days. Simply turn on the TV, open your computers to your news affiliate of choice or log into any social media platform.
When implementing grazing management strategies, one of the key tools to success is using temporary fencing technology. This technology is a fantastic advancement that allows us the opportunity to adjust our grazing paddock size multiple times throughout the year based on animal need and number, forage growth and availability. (Photo by Justin Burt) CAES News
Re-establishing Alfalfa
Alfalfa, once a dominant forage in Georgia, is the third-highest crop for economic returns in the United States. Combined with cheap nitrogen prices, difficulty growing the desirable forage crop in Georgia’s challenging climate led to a decline in alfalfa production in the state after its peak in the 1960s.
The tiny Asian longhorned tick (left) compared to the common Lonestar tick. CAES News
Asian Longhorned Tick
As of Sept. 21, an invasive and dangerous pest, the Asian longhorned tick, has been confirmed in north Georgia. Experts are warning livestock producers and the public to be on the lookout, as the ticks can kill an animal by attaching to a host by the hundreds.