One of the best tools for management decisions on a cow-calf operation is the breakeven point calculation. The breakeven point is the point at which cost is equal to income, $0 profit/$0 loss. It identifies the minimum sale price needed ... READ MORE
COWS! We all scream as we drive past a field of cows along the Turnpike. Ok, maybe not all of us but I know my family loves a good cow sighting. But what are all of those cows for? Are those the cows we eat or cows that produce milk?
UF/IFAS’s ... READ MORE
Grazing management: The manipulation of grazing in pursuit of a specific objective or set of objectives. Grazing management is important to provide persistent and good forage to meet the needs of a plant and animal in a livestock operation.
There ... READ MORE
Purchasing bulls can be fun and nerve-wracking all at the same time. But keeping a few key points in mind as you go into the bull buying process can ease some of that anxiety. One of the most important reproductive management decisions for ... READ MORE
Throughout the fall and winter months, the talk of winter supplementation arises. Spring calves are being weaned and cows should be rebred. Fall calving is here. Not only is this a good time to evaluate your pastures in preparation, but you ... READ MORE
After a 60-120 day breeding season, cattle producers should plan to pregnancy check their cattle, so they know who is bred and who is open. Considering the annual feed/forage costs associated with maintaining a mature cow can become costly for ... READ MORE
Bull sale season is just around the corner as fall approaches, are you looking for a new bull to up your bull power in your herd? Most producers think that the most important selection for their herd should be placed on their replacement heifers, ... READ MORE
“I am a grass farmer first and a cattle rancher second.”
We have all seen our feed bills (like many other inputs) on the rise lately. Feed costs typically account for the greatest percentage of total enterprise costs in a cow-calf operation. ... READ MORE
Every year across the country, heat causes $300 million in damage to cattle, ample reason for University of Florida scientists to try to cool the animals and increase their beef production.
The newest scientific effort will be led by Philipe ... READ MORE
University of Florida scientists want to assess livestock mobility faster and more accurately, ultimately helping farm animal health and production.
To do so, they’ll use artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze high-definition video of ... READ MORE