Upcoming Events

Master Cattle Producer Certification Classes


Local area beef cattle producers recently completely an intense training on cattle production.

During the 4 weeks training course which was taught by ACES Professionals, participants learned about beef cattle production economics, forages-grazing production, beef nutrition and feeding, beef reproduction & breeding, beef health programs, beef marketing, beef genetics & genetic selection, and beef quality assurance & handling.

Upon successful completion of the program, each participant was certified as a Master Cattle Producer.

For more information, please contact Rickey Hudson, Regional Extension Agent for Animal Science and Forages, or visit our Livestock site.

Feral Hog Workshop



The feral hog population has exploded in Dale County and landowners are seeking the best methods to control these nuisance animals.

The Dale County Extension Office/ACES recently teamed with the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Alabama Treasure Forest Association to conduct a workshop on feral hog management. Each year they cost landowners millions of dollars in damage to their properties.

During the workshop, Jordan Graves, REA with the ACES and Jaworski with ADCNR discussed feral management, biology and control. Chris Hughes with Dale County Treasure Forest Associated assisted Jordan Graves with a trapping demonstration.

For more information on feral hogs, visit the Alabama Wildlife Damage Management site.