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Raising Blue Ribbon Kids

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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

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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

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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

It’s a Bee…It’s a Fly… It’s Stomach Bots!


February 23, 2021

Horse Bot Fly (Gasterophilus intestinalis) The horse bot fly or stomach bot is an internal parasite of the horse’s gastrointestinal tract. Geographical location influences seasonality of bot flies. In north Florida, the flies are more active ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Bot Fly, Horses. Internal Parasites, Stomach Bots, Topic Tuesday, UF/IFAS Extension Suwannee County

Researchers return to field work for healthy infants in Ethiopia


February 22, 2021

Despite delays, newborn babies in Ethiopia are now being enrolled in a research study designed to reveal their vulnerability to bacterial infections from livestock. The project’s field work planned for April 2020 had been delayed by the COVID-19 ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Health & Nutrition, Livestock, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Disease, Ethiopia, Infant, Laboratory, Livestock, Special Topics

2021 Manasota Regional Envirothon

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February 9, 2021

The annual Manasota Regional Envirothon looked a bit different this year. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was held virtually to provide a safe environment for the students to compete. Although we missed seeing the students face ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Events, Farm Management, Forests, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Livestock, Natural Resources, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Conservation, Covid-19, Environment, Envirothon, Livestock, Manatee County, Sarasota County, Soil And Water Conservation District, Soils, UF IFAS Extension, Water Conservation

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