Livestock & Forages

mare with foalClemson Extension agents with primary livestock and forage responsibilities work closely with state extension specialists and researchers located on the Clemson campus and at the Edisto Research and Education Center near Blackville. They provide expertise in topics ranging from beef cattle, dairy cattle, equine, small ruminant, poultry and pork production. Establishment, management and efficient utilization of grazing and hay crops like bermudagrass, bahiagrass, alfalfa and tall fescue are also areas of expertise for many of the agents.

Area Agent

Lee Van Vlake (Florence County) 843-661-4800 Ext 125, rii@clemson.edu

Events

Associations

  • Pee Dee Cattlemen’s Association
  • Sandhills Livestock Association

 Services

Production of and health management of beef and dairy cattle, horses, small ruminants (goats and sheep). Forage and pasture establishment and management; drought management strategies.

Visit the state-wide Livestock & Forages website.