UGA Extension – Jasper County Agricultural & Natural Resources

Georgia's Deer Capital

Screwworm Update

This morning the Georgia Department of Agriculture released a press release updating the movement requirements of animals in certain areas of Florida. That release as well as further information can be found at: http://agr.georgia.gov/Data/Sites/1/media/ag_animalindustry/animal_health/files/Screwworm-Memo-UPDATE-4-19-17-%20RMC.pdf
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FPL & Chatel Farms Open House to be held on April 21

“FPL Food invites you to visit Chatel Farms as they showcase their brand new, state-of-the-art feeding facility in Reidsville, GA. Come learn about FPL’s vision for the Southeastern cattle industry.” For more information and to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chatel-farms-open-house-registration-31931300379 This is not an advertisement for FPL, but FPL has done some innovative…
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Hay Season is Underway

On my drive home yesterday evening, I saw the first hay of the year being laid down at a dairy about six miles into Morgan County. It was a ryegrass field, being cut with a mower conditioner. Timing was probably close to perfect as far as maturity, but also the next few days appear to be great hay curing weather.
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Confirmed H7, Presumptive Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza in a Commercial Flock in Georgia

From http://agr.georgia.gov/confirmed-h7-presumptive-low-pathogenic-avian-influenza-in-a-commercial-flock-in-georgia.aspx “A flock of chickens at a commercial poultry breeding operation located in Chattooga County has tested positive for H7, presumptive low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI). This is the first confirmation of avian influenza in domestic poultry in Georgia. Avian influenza does not pose a risk to the food…
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Continuation of Suspension of Poultry Assembly in Georgia

From http://agr.georgia.gov/continuation-of-suspension-of-poultry-assembly-in-georgia.aspx “Atlanta—In an effort to minimize the risk of Avian Influenza entering our Georgia poultry flocks, the state veterinarian for Georgia has suspended all poultry exhibitions, swaps and meets, shows or sales at festivals, flea markets or auctions in the State of Georgia until further notice. This temporary suspension…
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USDA Announces Eradication of New World Screwworm in Florida

Late last year there was some concern over screwworms in south Florida, so this is very welcomed news. From https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/newsroom/news/!ut/p/z1/04_Sj9CPykssy0xPLMnMz0vMAfIjo8ziffxNnA2dgg183N0CXA0cQ_29nDz9DIwM_Ez1w1EV-Id5mBk4uoaEhvhZGDp5WhrpRxGj3wAHcDQgTj8eBVH4jQ_Xj8JvhRm6AixeJGRJQW5oaIRBpicAJxAIDg!!/?1dmy&urile=wcm%3apath%3a%2Faphis_content_library%2Fsa_newsroom%2Fsa_stakeholder_announcements%2Fsa_by_date%2Fsa-2017%2Fsa-03%2Ffl-nws-eradication “March 23, 2017 – USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is announcing the successful eradication of the New World screwworm (NWS) from Florida. “I want to personally thank…
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