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 Agent

Brian Beer
bbeer@clemson.edu
803-283-3302, Ext. 115

Events

  • Summerfest – Annual Event in downtown York, SC  - Beef marinade demo with samples
  • Herbicide Demo – Control cool season grasses in Bermudagrass hay fields
  • Herbicide Demo- Broadleaf weed control in fescue pasture
  • Pond management Demo – Weed and Tree Control

Opportunities

  • York County Cattlemen Association and Young Farmers – Farm tractor safety program
  • Farm Bureau Program – Needs for liability insurance
  • Cattle Handling Facilities Program
  • Horse Management workshop
  1. Current hot topics in horse industry
  2. Pasture management and feeding programs
  3. Liability concerning horses – attorney Insurance responsibility
  4. Horse identification:  Premise I.D. Micro chipping, Emergency Preparedness
  5. Veterinarian – Health and vaccination programs – Farrier – Hoof and leg health

Clubs/Associations

  • York County Cattlemen’s Association
  • Beekeepers
  • Assist with 4-H Livestock clubs and shows

Services

  • Private Pesticide License Training
  • Recertification credit for pesticide training
  • Soil test, feed analysis, manure analysis, and management
  • Plant i.d., livestock feeding programs, farm management assistance

Visit the state-wide Livestock & Forages website.