The UGA Forages website is your window to information on a wide variety of forage management issues.

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
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...
UGA Forage Extension Team
Thistles can reduce forage yield and delay spring transition of warm season grasses. Thistles can produce large amounts of seed, sometimes up to 4,000 seed per plant. For growers trying to manage the seed bank, please implement control strategies before flowering. Several different thistles are found in pastures, which can...
UGA Forage Extension Team
While not always on the forefront of our mind, mold in hay can be a problem for livestock. Particularly in years like 2021, where we have had a lot of moisture and humidity during harvest. Not only did the wet summer we had increase our chances of mold, but it...
UGA Forage Extension Team
Using oats as grazing and/ or baleage can sometimes be challenging however; in most years, oats can one of the healthiest and best options for our livestock. Some (most) years, UGA Extension gets calls concerning oats that are discolored, not growing great, or sometimes even dying. Unfortunately, there isn’t always...


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CAES partners with Kelly Products to launch new methane reduction initiative
In the decades since Keith Kelly graduated from the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences with a degree in agricultural economics, he has built a diversified slate of agricultural businesses encompassing 17 distinct brands. Now Kelly is applying his agricultural knowledge and Kelly Products Inc. to a new initiative to combine leading-edge technology with the expertise of UGA’s Department of Animal and Dairy Science.
While specialty beef that is grass-fed, pasture-raised or organic also commands higher prices, Fluharty explained that marketing is key to success. CAES News
Unpacking consumer demand for high-priced, high-quality beef
Rising prices may induce consumer ire, but some meat-eaters are willing to fork over the cash for high-quality beef. Rising food costs continue to attract negative attention from consumers around the country due to supply chain issues and inflation, but consumer demand for top-quality beef is on pace with a greater supply of higher-quality meat being produced by the beef industry.
The newest Master 4-H’ers from Madison County — Alyssa Goldman, Georgia Kane, Clayton Adams and Elise Parks — pose with their trophy as 2022 State Horse Quiz Bowl winners. CAES News
Madison County 4-H takes home first place at State Horse Quiz Bowl
On Jan. 29, the State 4-H Horse Quiz Bowl contest gathered teams from across Georgia for a spirited match in which buzzers were hot and stakes were high. Madison County’s senior team took home first place and Alyssa Goldman, Georgia Kane, Clayton Adams and Elise Parks became the newest Master 4-H’ers in the Georgia 4-H program. The team was coached by Madison County volunteers Shannon McBridge and Sophia Merka.