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Wet Conditions Affect Winter Feeding

Taylor Hillman Alabama, Cattle

by Justin Miller AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Recent rainfall across the state has many cattle producers dipping deeper into their winter feeding supplies. “There are many areas of the state where hay supplies are tightening,” said Kent Stanford, an Alabama Extension assistant professor specializing in animal science and forages. “Also, the wet conditions over the last several weeks have increased …

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Tyson Foods and Auburn University Partner to Build First Stand-Alone Solar-Powered Poultry House

Dan Energy, Industry News Release, Poultry

Off-the-grid broiler poultry house will be key to informing sustainable energy practices at scale Auburn University’s National Poultry Technology Center (NPTC), a leader in poultry housing and associated technologies for more than a decade, and Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE: TSN) announced the opening of the largest stand-alone solar powered poultry house to be operated completely off the grid. The 54-foot …


New Poultry Research Center at Auburn

Dan Alabama, Education, Poultry

While Auburn University already has an internationally recognized Department of Poultry Science, efforts continue on a new comprehensive “farm”, known as the Charles C. Miller, Jr. Poultry Research and Education Center. Dean of the College of Agriculture and Director of the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, Paul Patterson, knows the new facility will significantly advance the university’s standing as a global …

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Alabama Regional Beef Ambassador Training Workshop

Dan Alabama, Beef, Industry News Release

The Alabama Regional Beef Ambassador Program (RBAP) Workshop will be held at Upchurch Hall classrooms, Stanley Wilson Beef Teaching Center and other facilities on the Auburn University campus on Saturday, April 7, 2018. But the deadline for workshop registration is March 19th or until spots are filled. The workshop is designed to prepare youth with the foundational skills, coaching and direction needed …

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Cow-Calf Producer Conference is Next Week in Auburn

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Industry News Release

Cow-calf producers across Alabama will have the chance to gain valuable insight on how to rebuild their herds successfully during the Auburn University Department of Animal Sciences’ 2017 Beef Cattle Conference. It will be held Saturday, August 12th, from 8 a.m.- 3 p.m., at the Ham Wilson Livestock Arena in Auburn. The theme of this year’s event is “Back to …


Giving Gardeners Information on Potting Media for Trees and Shrubs

Dan Industry News Release, Nursery Crops

With spring here, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists in Alabama have some timely advice for gardeners and homeowners who buy shrubs or trees. Their insight comes from a cooperative study with Auburn University scientists focused on the effects of pine bark and other types of potting media used with many potted shrubs and woody ornamentals. Pine bark is considered …

A Healthy Impact: Fruits and Vegetables Boost Alabama’s Economy

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

While fruits and vegetables are undeniably good for the body, they’re also a major boost for Alabama’s economy, Auburn University and Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station economists found in a recently completed analysis of the industry. “Specialty crops is definitely a potential growth area for Alabama,” said Deacue Fields, chair of the College of Agriculture’s Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural …