This is probably one of our most asked questions, especially by families first wanting to join 4-H.
The fair is an important aspect for many of our 4-H members and we strongly believe in the lessons learned from the barn. However, the process ... READ MORE
By Dr. Raluca Mateescu, Professor
We all heard from our public health officials to limit consumption of red meat because of concerns that these foods are linked to heart disease, cancer and other illnesses. The Annals of Internal Medicine ... READ MORE
May is Beef Month: This is a beautiful time to recognize the importance of the beef industry and to celebrate the farmers and ranchers who work hard every day to raise & care for cattle while preserving the land. According to the Florida ... READ MORE
What is Cracker Day?
After two years’ hiatus due to some creepy crawly virus, Cracker Day returns with a vengeance. Where else can you go to eat beef that’s been slow-grilled over Blackjack oak all night long, enjoy professional bull ... READ MORE
Florida’s ranchers raise 895,000 head of adult beef cattle, a sector that directly contributes $511 million in sales revenues to the state and supports an additional $215 million in sales revenues for other industries throughout the state’s ... READ MORE
Winter months can be tricky when it comes to feeding your pregnant or lactating beef cows in Florida. The changing day length, and weather patterns limit grazing options in farms that rely on summer perennial grasses. In Florida summer grasses ... READ MORE
Recently we were lucky enough to host our local county fair and livestock show, lots of uncertainty due to COVID-19. During the week there was a lot of discussion about issues youth had experienced with their animals including bloat, weight ... READ MORE
The word “cowboy” often evokes images of the old west…but in truth cattle in America could be more accurately associated with the “old east”. Ponce de Leon, of fountain of youth fame, first introduced cattle to the new world via Florida ... READ MORE
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 ... READ MORE