Bacon County Ag Update

Confirmed H7, Presumptive Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza in a Commercial Flock in Georgia

I was to make sure you were aware. Press Release – For Immediate Release Monday, March 27, 2017 Office of Communications 404-656-3689 julie.mcpeake@agr.georgia.gov   Confirmed H7, Presumptive Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza in a Commercial Flock in Georgia   A flock of chickens at a commercial poultry breeding operation located in…
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Ag Safety Awareness Week – Animal space

This is day 2 of Ag Safety Awareness Week and the topic of the day is Animal spaces. I will be concentrating on Cattle Handling. Here are some tips when working with Cattle:   – Cattle are herding animals (as are sheep and goats). Consequently they have separation anxiety when separated from…
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Should you plant winter annuals?

There are several days within the next week with a good chance of rain in our upcoming forecast. The article below from Dennis Hancock will provide you with some insight on making a decision to plant and what the best option may be. For parts of Georgia and the Southeast, the forecast is…
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Managed Grazing

This is an Article from Progressive Farmer. It is a good illustration of how a change in pasture management can really effect forage production and supplementation. Progressive Farmer — April 2016 Micromanaged Grazing Becky Mills, Contributor A forage system doesn’t have to be big to be effective. James and Barbara Strickland…
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Bacon County Forage Field Day

Quick Reminder for Forage Field Day to be held this Thursday. It’s located just off of Big Creek Church Road. Dennis Hancock, Forage Extension Specialist will be discussing Nitrogen sources for hay fields and pastures. We will have a discussion on weed control and Bermuda stem Maggot. Pesticide Credits will be…
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