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This information is extended to you by scientists from the University of Georgia, who continue to research all aspects of forage and livestock management. The recommendations found here are based on peer-reviewed research conducted in Georgia and throughout the world. The website provides accurate and up-to-date information about all forage management issues facing producers in Georgia and the Southeast.

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UGA Forage Extension Team
Come visit the members of the UGA Forage Team and other forage specialists from around the Southeast in Moultrie, GA at the Sunbelt Ag Expo on October 18-20. There will be forage seminars, displays and demonstrations all three days. In addition, the winners from the Southeastern Hay Contest will be...
UGA Forage Extension Team
I am hearing many producers say, “I am not planting winter grazing this year, seed costs and fertilizer is just too high.” My first question is, “are you sure?” To put it bluntly, this year is not the year to NOT plant winter grazing. Why? Well, your first statement is...
UGA Forage Extension Team
Tall Fescue (Lolium arundinaceum), a cool season perennial grass, is an important forage base for beef cattle in north Georgia.  Though majority of the total yearly production of fescue occurs in spring, this grass is also productive during early summer, fall, and late winter as well as in mid-summer if...
UGA Forage Extension Team
Earlier this year, Matt Poore, cattle farmer, Professor and Extension Ruminant Nutrition Specialist made a New Year’s resolution to convert acres of toxic tall fescue to novel endophyte fescue on his farm. I jumped on the bandwagon and made the same resolution. Even though the non-toxic seed that completes these...


The Meat Dawgs won the national championship on October 30. CAES News
UGA Meat Dawgs win national championship
The Meat Dawgs, the University of Georgia’s meat judging team, won the national title at the National High Plains Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest in Friona, Texas, on Oct. 30, cementing a successful return of the team after 10 years.
The members of the Meat Dawgs stand with their awards after the American Royal competition. CAES News
Meat Dawgs keep up high performance, aim to win title Oct. 30
The Meat Dawgs, the University of Georgia’s meat judging team, continued their high-performance streak with a second place win at the American Royal meat judging competition on Oct. 16 in Omaha, Nebraska.
Guthrie Commodity Award CAES News
Larry Guthrie receives Georgia Farm Bureau Commodity Award
In one of Larry Guthrie’s earliest memories, he’s running across a field, proud to show off the bit of milk he’d collected in a dirty, old pail. Despite receiving a scolding from his mother for not using a clean bucket, Guthrie was hooked. As his father’s dairy operation grew, so did his passion for the industry.