Tall fescue, a common grass used for grazing, hay and erosion control in the eastern United States; could be responsible for more than $1 billion per year in livestock production losses.
More than 160 youth from across the Southeast competed in the 31st Annual South Carolina Junior Beef Round-Up hosted by Clemson University Aug. 4-6, 2017.
Bermudagrass is the gold standard for South Carolina hay production, but specific variety selection can greatly impact profits. An entirely different forage species may even be better for some growers. Soil type and drainage, environment, grower-management preferences and end use are important factors in choosing a forage for hay production, according to information presented at the Clemson University Hay Production Workshop and Field Day at the Edisto Research and Education Center.
Heavy rains and soggy fields have delayed forage planting in South Carolina livestock pastures. Clemson University experts developed a guide to help South Carolina livestock farmers choose the right forage varieties and deal with other challenges caused by this month's flooding.
With fall fully entrenched and winter on the way, livestock producers will be depending more and more on stores of hay to keep their animals healthy and well fed until spring. But early October's historic flooding event ruined tens of thousands of hay bales, thus creating the likelihood of shortfalls that eventually could put animals at risk and producers in dire straits.
More than 150 participants competed in the 2015 South Carolina Junior Beef Round-Up, a regional youth event that promotes the development of future leaders of the beef industry.
Clemson Public Service and Agriculture is collaborating with state and federal agencies to plan for an unlikely yet potentially catastrophic event – the widespread release of radiation from a nuclear plant.
A pasture is much more than grass. It’s a complex ecosystem of living organisms vital to soil, forage and animal health. Pastures often aren’t treated as such, however. They’re overgrazed, over-tilled and overworked, leading to nutrient loss in soil, water runoff, poor forage yields and inadequate weight gain in cattle. Clemson Extension is teaching cattle farmers to reap the many benefits of proper rotational grazing methods.
South Carolina’s $140 million cattle industry is poised to grow with market demand on the rise.
Men’s cotton briefs can serve the needs of science when buried in a field for a few weeks. It’s a takeoff on an agronomy soil test that uses cotton swatches to measure carbon consumption by microbes.
The more you know, the better you'll do. That's the idea behind the 4-H Pee Dee Region Livestock Project Day at the Eastern Carolina Agricultural Fairgrounds on Saturday, March 22.
Bulls and men seeking to be fathers are susceptible to the same stress. Heat down under may affect the outcome. Bulls can’t swap briefs for boxers, but they do need to stop grazing on grass infected with a fungus that alters their body chemistry, triggering abnormal body temperatures and other symptoms. Clemson University researchers are searching for ways to neutralize the toxic effects.
Dusty boots, tipped-back cowboy hats and high expectations ringed the red corral. Auction day had come to the annual Clemson University Bull Test.