Tag: dairy

UF expert helps ensure “grain train” gets through to feed Lake Okeechobee-area dairy cows

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As Hurricane Irma barreled toward Florida in early September, she threatened to starve thousands of dairy cows by delaying the “grain train” – two dozen freight cars of feed commodities bound for the Lake Okeechobee… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension helps North Florida dairies move into grazing using a perennial grass

Jan. 14, 2014 GAINESVILLE, Fla. – North Florida dairy farmers are increasing their use of grazing and hay areas thanks to the hybrid, perennial, warm-season Tifton 85 bermudagrass, tested extensively by the University of Florida’s Institute of Food… Read More

UF/IFAS Family Day at the Dairy Farm offers education, fun

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Milk may be sold in supermarkets, but it comes from cows – that’s the lesson being offered this Saturday at Family Day at the Dairy Farm, a… Read More

UF/IFAS Family Day at the Dairy Farm returns March 16, public invited

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Last year’s open house at the University of Florida dairy farm was so successful that organizers were “moo-tivated” to repeat the event, which returns to Alachua County… Read More

Beneficial bacteria control effects of Southern corn rust, aflatoxin in silage, UF/IFAS researchers find

  Photo cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Corn silage is an important dairy feed but it sometimes harbors an unwelcome addition – Southern corn rust, a fungal disease that thrives under hot,… Read More