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Beef Tips 'n Advice

  • Proactive Forage Management for Grazing Success
    Proactive Forage Management for Grazing Success Posted by Jennifer Tucker on Mar 18, 2024
    Jennifer Tucker, Ph.D. Attend any forage focused Extension program and you will assuredly discuss the importance of soil fertility, forage quality, having a forage plan, and utilizing proper seeding and planting practices.  Each of these are key fundamentals to efficient and effective forage management and utilization and should not be overlooked in this article. A […]
  • Beefenomics: Cattle Market Update – Higher Carcass Weights Support Beef Production Amid Lower Slaughter Numbers
    Beefenomics: Cattle Market Update – Higher Carcass Weights Support Beef Production Amid Lower Slaughter Numbers Posted by William Secor on Mar 18, 2024
    William Secor, Ph.D. The USDA projects U.S. beef production to drop by about 3% in 2024 from 2023. For the first two months of the year, slaughter numbers suggest that fewer head slaughtered is being partially offset by heavier weights. Click below to access the full article and learn more about these trends.
  • Beefenomics: Cattle Market Update – Lower Cattle and Hay Inventories in the Southeast
    Beefenomics: Cattle Market Update – Lower Cattle and Hay Inventories in the Southeast Posted by William Secor on Feb 15, 2024
    William Secor, Ph.D. Two recent USDA reports have shown that Georgia had lower hay inventories over the winter and will be working with fewer cattle in the year-ahead. The Southeast (including Georgia) had lower hay inventories as of December 1. Drought improved in many areas of the country, especially the Southern Plains. However, drought emerged […]
  • Top Hand – Gaining Experience
    Top Hand – Gaining Experience Posted by Jason Duggin, Dylan Davis, Marrissa Blackwell, Paula Burke on Feb 15, 2024
    Jason Duggin, Dylan Davis, Marrissa Blackwell, Paula Burke -During the fall of 2022 and spring of 2023, around 65 of Georgia’s high school students have become more proficient processing cows and calves. We, as the UGA Beef Team, have learned a lot over the course of the last year about the role our high school […]

Upcoming Events

  • Apr 17 Green Thumb Lecture- Basics of Beekeeping Dan Long, President of the Eastern Piedmont Beekeeper's Association, will give an introduction to all things beekeeping. Topics covered will include equipment, starting a colony, behavior/life cycle, and maintaining your hives.
    • Bogart, GA - (14.0 Miles)
  • Apr 23 Backyard Cattle 101 Have you been considering getting cattle for meat or milk for your family but are not sure where to start? Let's get your backyard cattle journey started on the right foot. Oconee County Extension will be hosting a 2-day workshop on the basics of backyard cattle. Meeting dates will be Tuesday, 4/23 and Thursday, 4/25 at the Oconee County Extension Office from 6-7:30PM. Registration will cover both days so you'll only have to pay the $20 fee once! A light dinner will be provided. Participants will also receive a gift to help them start their backyard cattle journey. If you would like more information about cattle or are interested in registering for the Backyard Cattle 101 program, call 706-542-7078 or stop by the UGA Extension – Oconee County office at 1420 Experiment Station Rd., Watkinsville, GA.
    • Watkinsville, GA - (16.0 Miles)
  • Apr 25 Backyard Cattle 101 Have you been considering getting cattle for meat or milk for your family but are not sure where to start? Let's get your backyard cattle journey started on the right foot. Oconee County Extension will be hosting a 2-day workshop on the basics of backyard cattle. Meeting dates will be Tuesday, 4/23 and Thursday, 4/25 at the Oconee County Extension Office from 6-7:30PM. Registration will cover both days so you'll only have to pay the $20 fee once! A light dinner will be provided. Participants will also receive a gift to help them start their backyard cattle journey. If you would like more information about cattle or are interested in registering for the Backyard Cattle 101 program, call 706-542-7078 or stop by the UGA Extension – Oconee County office at 1420 Experiment Station Rd., Watkinsville, GA.
    • Watkinsville, GA - (16.0 Miles)