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Animals

Overview

Animals, particularly poultry and cattle, play an important role in Georgia agriculture. In this section, small and large producers can find best practices for raising healthy, productive livestock, including:

  • Aquaculture
    Information about raising and selling aquatic animals.
  • Beef Cattle
    Resources for Georgia cattle producers.
  • Bees
    Research and information about bees and honey.
  • Dairy Cattle
    Details about breeding and caring for dairy cattle.
  • Horses
    Information for horse farmers and enthusiasts.
  • Poultry
    Resources related to poultry farming and production.
  • Sheep & Goats
    Information for large producers and backyard hobbyists.
  • Swine
    Details about raising and selling pigs.

Publications

Featured Publications

Forage Use and Grazing Herd Management during a Drought (C 914)
This brief management guideline provides producers with specific management tactics that may minimize the potential for short- and long-term problems. These tactics, categorized in order of early, advanced, and severe drought stages, are based on specific characteristics including water loss, forage growth, and rainfall.

A Review of Georgia's Animal Feeding Operation Regulations (B 1257)
This document is intended to be an accurate outline of the Georgia Animal Waste Regulations at the time of publication, and is not a comprehensive citation. The new regulations require changes in the way AFOs do business. The focus on management of nutrients can improve profitability by better use of nutrients produced on the farms and reduced need for fertilizer purchase. There may also be opportunities for composting and/or selling manures for off-farm uses. Although the new regulations require more record keeping, the records may help improve farm management and productivity. While these regulations may appear complex, they are designed to protect both the farmer and the environment. Compliance with these regulations will provide the farmer with documentation that they are making a conscientious reasonable effort to operate their farm in a safe and environmentally sound manner.

To see a full list of publications, visit the Extension Publications site.

News

Featured News

UGA to help solve nationwide honeybee problems
Millions of bees die each year due to a phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder. Scientists believe a combination of factors contribute to CCD, including pesticides, environmental and nutritional stresses and pathogens.

To see all of our Extension news stories, visit Georgia FACES.