Category: Livestock

Some Tips for Determining Winter Forage Needs

hay rolls in field

Here are some tips for determining winter forage needs of the cow herd/ Also attached is the 2017 Cool-Season Forage Variety Recommendations for Florida. Forage species, fertilization program, growing conditions, forage maturity, and harvest management all interact to affect… Read More

Florida Pasture Lease vs Cropland Lease

National Pasture Lease Information Pasture leasing is an annual expense that needs to be factored into annual budgets.  The national average cash rent pasture rates in 2017 are $12.50/acre, which is a decrease of $0.50/acre in comparison of rates… Read More

Hay Quality – Not all hay is created equal

Between 600,000 to 800,000 tons of hay are produced every year Domestic grazing animals such as cattle, horses, and goats require conserved forage to maintain weight and health through winter months when temperatures deter forage growth. Hay crop production… Read More