Category: Livestock

Getting Ready for Breeding

Horse Breeding

Even though horses are faster, stronger, and more competitive (as a whole) than at any other time in history, equine reproductive efficiency is the lowest of all domestic animals. For owners and managers whose primary concern is “settling”… Read More

An Intro to Wildlife Food Plots

food plots

Florida’s ranches are home to more than just the intended livestock, a lot of endangered species seek shelter and food amongst these lands. A lot of these animals act as keystone species and their protection is vital to… Read More

Bahiagrass Pastures

Bahiagrass pasture

Bahiagrass (Paspalum notatum Flugge), is adapted to climatic conditions throughout Florida and can be grown on upland well-drained sands as well as the moist, poorly-drained flatwoods soils of peninsular Florida. In Florida, bahiagrass is used on more land… Read More

Sediment and Erosion Control

Soil and Water Erosion

As described in the Equine Best Management Practices manual, sediment and erosion control measures are permanent or temporary practices to prevent sediment loss from fields, slow water flow, and/or trap and collect debris and sediments in runoff water…. Read More

Utilize Cover Crops to Optimize Soil Quality

Cover Crops

It is no secret that Florida’s soils are less than ideal from both a nutrient and production standpoint; finding ways to maximize soil health will have production benefits as well as environmental benefits. Utilizing cover crops is a… Read More