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Category: Livestock

Identificando Anaplasmosis en el Hato de Ganado Bovino

Anaplasmosis (usualmente referido como piroplasmosis) es una enfermedad que afecta a rumiantes causado por una bacteria de la familia de las riketsias. Anaplasma marginale infecta las células de la sangre y típicamente se identifica como problema al ver… Read More

Identifying Anaplasmosis in the Cattle Heard

Anaplasmosis (also referred as gall sickness) is a disease that affects ruminants caused by bacteria that can infect blood cells. It occurs in warm weather and is a cause for concern in beef cattle farms in Central and… Read More

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

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 can… Read More

UF researchers use AI datasets to track feral pigs, minimize disease risk

Feral pigs cost the agriculture industry at least $1.5 billion in damage, disease and control costs around the United States annually, running rampant on large swaths of grazing lands. The swine root in soil and eat most everything… Read More

Getting your Farm stuff together: Keeping Record on your computer  

I often get calls from small farmers who need help starting their farming operation. To successfully start and continue operating a small farm, basic knowledge of animal production is crucial, along with documentation of the processes carried out… Read More

Raising Blue Ribbon Kids

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… Read More

Predicting Personality with Equine Genetics

Though in many ways the value of a modern horse can be attributed to their physical performance, the horse’s athletic ability may still be less significant to a buyer than the horse’s personality, or temperament.  While performance and… Read More