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.

Local Agents

Lee Van Vlake, 843-661-4800 Ext 124,


  • 4-H Livestock Shows (State and County)
  • County Advisory Councils
  • Certified Animal Manure Managers Training (CAMM)
    • This is offered one time per year in Newberry
  • CEU’s for CAMM  
    • This is offered at various times during the year.
  • Equine Seminar


Work with local Cattlemen Associations, saddle clubs, and 4-H livestock clubs


  • Soil Testing (For Fee)
  • Forage Testing (For Fee)
  • Manure Analysis (For Fee)
  • Farm Visits when appropriate
  • Assist producers with production issues in Livestock and Forages    
  • Newsletters for Livestock producers in the Pee Dee Region
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement programs in the Forage and Livestock production system

Visit the state-wide Livestock & Forages website.