Internal parasites are a problem that impact all types of livestock, especially small ruminants such as goats and sheep. Haemonchus Contortus, commonly known as barber’s pole worm or stomach worm is one of the major internal parasites that… Read More
Warm season perennial grasses lead forage production in Florida through the summer months; most producers rely on bahiagrass or bermudagrass to feed their livestock through the heat, but some producers utilize warm season annuals to give an extra… Read More
Have you been practicing your bird identification skills from last week? I hope you were able to identify one new bird outside. If you missed it last week’s Birds of Prey post, click here. This week, we will be… Read More
Attention all food producers, handlers, and allied industries: UF/IFAS is seeking your help to identify the effects of COVID-19 on our industry, and we hope you will take some time to complete any surveys listed below to help… Read More
Maxine Hunter*1, Caitlin Bainum*2 1. UF/IFAS Extension Marion County Horticulture Agent 2. UF/IFAS Extension Marion County Livestock Agent Corresponding author: Maxine32666@ufl.edu Marion County, FL is home to the “horse capital of the world” with 350,000 acres of pasture… Read More
During these uncertain times everyone is trying to find ways to pass the time, whether this means being unproductive or productive. One PRODUCTIVE and educational way we can pass the time is by learning about the local wildlife…. Read More
Aging using Teeth Sometimes we need to verify a horses age, check out this months edition of the Horse Herald to do so by using their teeth! Sign up to receive the Horse Herald to your email here!
This time of year I receive a lot of calls regarding pasture renovation and the question arises about what species to plant as the warm-season, perennial pasture base for livestock in Central Florida. A perennial pasture should be… Read More
Rotational grazing is a tool that can help increase forage production and average daily gain. But rotational grazing comes with more management planning. One of the biggest factors that determines the feasibility of rotational grazing is actually the… Read More
Protect the Trails Trail riders can help protect Florida’s natural environment by helping track invasive species. Learn more in this months edition of the Horse Herald. Sign up to receive the Horse Herald to your email here!