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Chick under a heat lamp and some eggs. Picture Credit: Jonael Bosques, UF/IFAS Extension.

Getting the Brooder Ready Before the Chicks Arrive

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February 17, 2022

Chick days are upon us, and before you take home a colony of chicks by impulse, take a moment to verify that you are ready to receive them. Below you will find some critical key points that are essential for the survival of your new feathered ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 4-H, Ag, Agriculture, Brooder, Chicken, Chicks, Extension, Farming, Feed, Florida, Heat, Hens, Lamp, Livestock, Nutrition, Protect, Protecting, Rooster, Temperature, UF-IFAS

Applied business model for animal feed generates revenue and improves livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Niger


March 17, 2020

A new business supplying animal feeds to rural Niger is helping to overcome vast distances and other hurdles that constrain the productivity and incomes of goat and sheep farmers. Though 90 percent of the rural population in Niger owns ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Livestock
Tags: Business, Feed, International Development, Niger, Research, Trade
winter forage

Annual Ryegrass: Not just a winter aesthetic.


February 27, 2018

Driving through Marion County, “Horse Capital of the World”, even in the depths of winter I am amazed at the beauty of the large commercial farms located here. A particular topic of interest to me and one that I feel could have a real economic ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Livestock
Tags: Annual, Bainum, Cattle, Equine, Feed, Forage, Grazing, Ground Cover, Hay, Horses, Livestock, Pasture

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