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Weekly Livestock Market Report

Here are the Alabama and Georgia livestock market reports for the week ending April 7th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the week ended April 7th, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 8,700 head compared to 11,378 last week and 10,014 year ago. Compared to one …

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Avian Influenza Testing Continues in Georgia

It was early last week when the Georgia Department of Agriculture announced that a flock of chickens at a commercial poultry breeding operation located in Chattooga County, Georgia has tested positive for H7, presumptive low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI). No other positive cases have been found since, but State Veterinarian Dr. Robert Cobb says testing continues. Owners of poultry flocks …

ABAC Holding Gee Haw Whoa Back Rodeo This Week

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) in Tifton, Georgia hopes rodeo fans will join them April 7-8 for their annual “Gee Haw Whoa Back” rodeo. ABAC’s Dr. Tim Marshall says this it’s all a part of Homecoming Week 2017, and spectators will be entertained with competition during the Professional Cowboy Association-sanctioned rodeo. For more information on rodeo tickets or Homecoming Week, …

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Agriculture Fares Well in 2017 Georgia Legislative Session

Georgia lawmakers wrapped up the 2017 session during the early morning hours last Friday and overall, it was a good 40-day run for the agriculture industry. From initiatives that affect rural Georgia, to liability protections for livestock management practices, to state budget support of agriculture programs and projects, Bryan Tolar with the Georgia Agribusiness Council says agriculture fared well during …

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GCA Pleased with Georgia Legislative Session

The 2017 Georgia legislative session wrapped up last night, and during this morning’s general membership meeting at the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association (GCA) Convention and Trade Show in Perry, members heard a report about bills of interest to agriculture that had passed. Randall Weiseman talked with Chris Taylor, chairman of the GCA Legislative Committee about those bills.