weekly livestock market report

Weekly Livestock Market Report Week Ending 08-16-19

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended August 16, 2019, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the week ended August 16, 2019, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 11,300 head compared to 16,948 last week and …

Perilla Mint

Perilla Mint: Continue to Scout Through the Fall

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. (ACES) – In some areas of the state, the hot, dry weather may have limited the availability of some forages. These conditions often tempt livestock to consume anything that is green. Some poisonous plants have become masters at surviving these conditions. Perilla mint is one of the most dangerous. Characteristics An escaped ornamental, the leaves of perilla …

beef short course

Beef Short Course Targets New Producers

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Education, Industry News Release

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. (ACES) — New cattle producers will want to attend the Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s new Beef Systems Short Course.  The short course is a multi-night lecture series covering the fundamentals of beef production. It is geared toward new and limited experience producers. Kim Mullenix, an Alabama Extension beef specialist, says producers have the option to take the …

weekly livestock market

Weekly Livestock Market Report Week Ending 08-09-19

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended August 9, 2019, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the week ended August 9, 2019, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 16,900 head compared to 17,018 last week and …

southeastern hay

Submit Entries for Southeastern Hay Contest

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia, Livestock

Producers around the Southeast are encouraged to submit entries for the 2019 Southeastern Hay Contest. The grand prize winner, or entry with the overall highest RFQ, will receive the choice of the use of a new Massey Ferguson RK Series rotary rake or a new Massey Ferguson DM Series Professional disc mower for the 2020 hay production season and $1,000 cash. There are 7 different …

agricultural

‘Sweet Grown Alabama’ Statewide Agricultural Branding Program Launches

Dan Alabama, Field Crops, Fruits, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

Shoppers looking to buy local and support Alabama farmers will soon have a new way to identify locally grown products with the Sweet Grown Alabama logo.  “As I travel across the state, most of the questions I receive from consumers are about their food and where it comes from,” said Commissioner Rick Pate of the Alabama Department of Agriculture and …

condition

Cotton Condition Ratings Declining

Dan Alabama, Cotton, Florida, Georgia, Peanuts

The nation’s cotton crop saw a decline in condition ratings this past week. According to U.S. Department of Agriculture meteorologist Brad Rippey, the main area of concern with cotton development and crop condition is in the Southern High Plains region. Rippey says there is not much change in the overall condition of the nation’s peanut crop. In Alabama, 95 percent …

soy flour

Soy Flour Could Replace Petroleum-Based Adhesives in Wood Component Manufacturing

Dan Alabama, Forestry, Industry News Release, Soybeans

AUBURN, Ala. (AU/SFWS) – Soy flour could soon replace petroleum—at least in adhesives used in the manufacturing of particleboard. Professor Brian Via of the Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences has obtained a patent that will allow soy flour to replace petroleum-based adhesives traditionally utilized to manufacture wood components in particleboard, an engineered wood product commonly used in …