Brooks County Ag Connection

Feeding Cattle During Drought

Please see the article below regarding feeding during a drought by UGA Extension Animal Scientist Dr. Lawton Stewart. Most of Georgia, and especially parts of North Georgia, have suffered through some level of drought this summer.  The extended drought in many parts of the state have a double whammy effect…
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Reduce Your Risk of Moldy Hay

By Dr. Dennis Hancock, Associate Professor and Forage Extension Specialist Because of the wet fall, many producers have faced extremely difficult field curing conditions for their hay. Additionally, hay that was bone dry in the field has, in many cases, developed mold problems in the barn. This later issue has been…
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Stockmanship School – December 10

Proper handling of livestock is essential to success in the beef cattle industry.  The term “Stockmanship” is often used, but what exactly does it mean?  Many have heard of Bud Williams, the “Bud Box”, and his low-stress method of working cattle.  Please join us as we welcome Richard McConnell and Tina…
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Beef Quality Assurance Training – February 26th @ Brooks Ag Building

Attention Brooks County Cattlemen, The Wiregrass Cattlemen’s Association will be hosting their bi-monthly meeting here in Quitman at the Brooks County Ag Building. Wiregrass has asked Dr. Lee Jones from our UGA Veterinary College to come down and give a certification training on Beef Quality Assurance. The Beef Quality Assurance (BQA)…
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2015 Cow-Calf Budgets for South GA

Brook Co. cattle producers Dr. Curt Lacy, Extension Livestock Economist, has released the new 2015 budgets for cow-calf operations! With prices like they are this is the time to seriously look at inputs to maximize your potential for great profits.The budgets are in excel, so you’ll need the program. The budgets aren’t up on…
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