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Category: Livestock

2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Recognizes Beef

The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC), United States Department of Agriculture, and the US Department of Health Services has recently recognized beef’s role in a healthy lifestyle. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and CEO Colin Woodall stated, “the DGAC… Read More

Creating a directory to sell directly to FL consumers during COVID-19 outbreak

Many of the traditional markets for the distribution of goods to consumers have been disrupted during the COVID-19 outbreak. It would be ideal to have a way to connect the consumers and the producers so we can all… Read More

Identification and Management of Creeping Indigo, a Common Florida Weed Toxic to Livestock

Introduction Creeping indigo (Indigofera spicata) is a common Florida weed that has properties that are toxic to livestock, especially horses.  As its name implies, creeping indigo grows very close to the grown in a sprawling manner.  This makes… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office… Read More

The First Annual Alachua County Farm Bureau Food and Agriculture Festival a Huge Success

      In an effort to reach a non-agricultural audience, the “Alachua County Farm Bureau Food and Agriculture Festival” was held on Saturday, November 23rd 2019.  This event was planned by the District 4 Farm Bureau Young… Read More

Establishing Cool Season Forages Can Help Provide Grazing Options When Warm Season Perennial Grasses Go Dormant.

During the Winter months, warm season perennial forage species like bahiagrass and bermudagrass provide limited grazing for livestock producers.  The establishment of cool season forage plots can help provide forage options and reduce hay and supplement costs. There… Read More