Did you know that Florida ranks 9th in the nation when it comes to cow-calf numbers? Beef cattle production was instrumental in building Florida’s economy. Our state was the first to have a beef industry, and today, more than 500 years after ... 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
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 South Florida. Even in ... READ MORE
Buying a bull is much like buying a truck – you must have clearly defined goals and be willing to spend a chunk of change. The first step is to define your operational goals. To stick with the analogy, is this truck going to pulling a 34-ft ... READ MORE
There are several markets for cattle, however, one approach is to take them to a stockyard and auction them off for the “going rate.” It is difficult to define the “going rate” since that depends on the several variables including the ... READ MORE
One hundred and forty-two bulls representing nine breeds sold for an overall average of $2,079 at the 62nd Annual Ocala Bull Sale sponsored by the Marion County Cattlemen’s Association. Of the 142 bulls offered, 43% outperformed the overall ... READ MORE
Bull selection contributes more genetic impact in a beef herd than any other practice and can be an important tool in long term herd management and improvement if utilized to its full extent. Conversely, repeated use of poor quality ... READ MORE