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The 2011 UGA Meat Judging Team won big at the Southeastern Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest. Students who participated were Zach Cowart, Justin Brown, Kayla Mangrum, Tyson Strickland and Jessica Long. They were coached by Melissa Miller. CAES News
Meat judging team
The University of Georgia Meat Judging Team is high on the hog after a deciding win at the Southeastern Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest this spring. From grading beef to ranking cuts of pork, the students proved their skills by coming in 84 points above second place finishers North Dakota State University.
Sheep solution
The University of Georgia Grounds Department, in collaboration with several UGA colleges and departments interested in the potential of a novel invasive plant management strategy, has enlisted the help of a shepherd and her small sheep herd to improve access to a major waterway that runs through the UGA campus in Athens.
Birds look for food on a snowy winter day. CAES News
Cold winter
Cold temperatures and heavy snow crippled north Georgia in January. Despite heavier-than-normal snowfall, precipitation amounts were below normal, increasing drought conditions across the state.
Dr. M.K. "Curly" Cook - retired CAES animal scientist CAES News
Georgia 4-H honors Cook
M.K. “Curly” Cook, who served 31 years at the University of Georgia, was awarded the prestigious Georgia 4-H Lifetime Achievement Award at the Georgia 4-H Gala in Atlanta in August.
UGA Cooperative Extension coordinators Forrest Connelly (Stephens County), left, and Bob Waldorf (Banks County) sort certificates before handing them out to Master Goat Farmer participates. CAES News
Goat meat demand increasing in Georgia
A boom in demand and an economic need to diversify has many Georgians looking to produce goat meat. To meet the informational need, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension recently graduated its first ever class of Master Goat Farmers.
Dairy cow at the UGA training dairy in Athens, Ga. CAES News
Animal Science in Action
Animal Science in Action, a two-day event for rising high school juniors and seniors, has been set for June 1-2 on the University of Georgia campus in Athens, Ga.
Pigs run around their pen during a press conference at the UGA Livestock Instructional Arena on May 4, 2010, in Athens, Ga. CAES News
Promising pigs
Two University of Georgia animal science researchers introduced to the world 13 pigs that may hold the key to new therapies to treat human diseases, including diabetes. Announced this week, the discovery marks the first time pluripotent stem cells, or cells that can turn into any type of cell in the body, have been created from adult livestock.
A competitor warms up before his event at the Great Southland Stampede Rodeo in 2008. CAES News
UGA rodeo
The University of Georgia’s Block and Bridle Club is gearing up for the 36th annual Great Southland Stampede Rodeo, and that’s meant some sleepless nights for rodeo chairman Ashley Buford.
Beef cattle graze on a pasture on the Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center in Blairsville, Ga. CAES News
Beef cattle field day
Georgia cattle farmers, both large and small scale, will find useful knowledge at the annual University of Georgia Mountain Beef Cattle Field Day April 21 in Blairsville, Ga.
Logo for 2010 Ag Forecast CAES News
Georgia Ag Forecast
Last year, most commodity prices dropped by 10 percent, leaving Georgia farmers facing their first significant decline in farm gate value in a decade. University of Georgia economists say 2010 should be a better year for them.