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University of Georgia Professor Bob Warren says deer rarely travel alone. When a motorist hits a deer, it's usually the second deer that crosses the road; not the first, he said. CAES News
Deer collisions
University of Georgia researchers have completed a county-by-county analysis of when motorists should be more aware of possibly hitting a deer. They looked at breeding data and then compared it to deer-vehicle collision statistics across Georgia.
The H5N2 strain of avian influenza doesn't hurt people, but it can hurt chickens. Backyard chicken owners can bring the disease home to their flock if they are not aware of the potential threats or signs of sick birds. CAES News
Protect Backyard Flocks
Avian influenza is not a problem in Georgia, yet. Commercial chicken producers are prepared to fight the virus that kills birds, and backyard chicken flock owners should prepare, too.
Cattle shortage around the country is a reason cattle prices are currently high. CAES News
High Cattle Prices
Georgia cattlemen are struggling to feed their herds and fighting the affects of poor quality forages. With calf prices at a high, selling off stock may be the best option, says one University of Georgia expert.
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Bat removal
If you have bats in your belfry, or your attic, now is the time to remove them before they hibernate in your home for the winter.
Here is a look at pinkeye in cattle in stage one. CAES News
Pinkeye hurting cattle
Back to school means more potential outbreaks for pink eye, a bacterial disease also called conjunctivitis. Thanks to increased rainfall this summer, pinkeye is also affecting the cattle industry.
Beef cattle prices are high now and reached historic highs earlier this year. Facing drought and feed shortage, though, southeastern cattle producers still must make tough decisions when it comes to their financial bottom lines and keeping herds healthy. The Southeast Cattle Advisor website was developed by cattle experts with the University of Georgia, Auburn University, University of Florida and Clemson University to be a one-stop shop for cattle producers to get information on how to best manage their risk. CAES News
Master Cattlemen
University of Georgia Extension will offer the Master Cattlemen’s Program this fall in Jackson County. The program will be held on Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. beginning Aug. 22 and ending Oct. 10.
UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences alum Will Harris CAES News
Georgia Farmer of the Year
Organic farmer Will Harris of White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, Ga., has been named the Georgia state winner of the 2013 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year.
UGA CAES mascot Caesar with horse CAES News
Horse seminar
The University of Georgia student chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners will host its annual Horse Owner’s Seminar on Aug. 10.
Although there is no one-size-fits-all rule to rotational grazing management, to provide forage rest and recovery and improve grazing efficiency, the first step is to get cattle moving. CAES News
Fescue toxicosis
Cattle producers should watch their herds for signs of fescue toxicosis. Conditions this spring are ideal for the deadly fungus that attacks tall fescue, the predominant forage crop in much of the United States. Forage management is key to prevention.
Third graders participate in the recycling relay race during Agriculture and Environmental Awareness Day at the UGA-Tifton Campus. CAES News
Ag Awareness
Area third graders got a chance to get outside and explore Thursday morning on the Tifton campus of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.