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Decisions today for tomorrow’s cow: maximizing longevity and productivity


March 26, 2021

Replacing the beef cow on Florida ranches creates opportunities and challenges for ranchers. In this article we will discuss factors to consider when choosing and managing your future cow herd. Decisions you make about your replacement heifers ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Beef Cattle Nutrition, Cattle Selection, Feeding Cattle, Heifer Development

Raising Blue Ribbon Kids


March 16, 2021

Spring in the Suwannee Valley means it’s time for youth livestock shows. The hard work of youth raising their steers, pigs and other livestock all leads up to that one week. It’s every exhibitor’s dream to have that blue ribbon animal. ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Clubs & Volunteers, Curriculum, Farm Management, Livestock, Money Matters, Work & Life
Tags: 4H, Award, Awards, Competition, Family, Livestock, Youth

UF research finds genetic markers for cattle health, growth


March 1, 2021

By DeLene Beeland New University of Florida research findings could improve cattle breeding by giving ranchers desirable traits such as faster animal growth and greater resistance against disease. In their study, researchers uncovered links ... READ MORE

Category: Livestock, Pests & Disease
Tags: Animal Sciences, Beef Cattle, Emerging Pathogens Institute, Gastrointestinal Tract, Genetic Markers, Gut Bacteria, KC Jeong, Livestock Productivity
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USDA Announces Signup for Conservation Stewardship Program


February 25, 2021

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Feb. 25, 2021 — The application deadline for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is March 26 for fiscal year 2021. Through CSP, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service helps agricultural producers and forest ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Forests, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Livestock, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Turf, Water, Wildlife
Tags: 2018 Farm Bill, Conservation, Conservation Activities, CSP, NRCS

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