Category: Livestock

Northeast Small Farms Network

The Northeast Florida Small Farms Network connects livestock producers and growers to a resource-network focused on diversified and economically sustainable agriculture. Facilitated by the UF/IFAS Agriculture Extension agent of Nassau County, aims to help address the priorities, issues,… Read More

Florida Pasture Lease vs Cropland Lease

Beef cattle on a South-Central Florida ranch near Yeehaw Junction.

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

Hay baling at the North Florida Research and Education Center in Marianna, Flrorida.

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