In that recent flash of time when cattle prices were the highest in my lifetime, many Florida ranchers seized the opportunity to invest some increased income in capital improvements for the ranch. Some fertilized according to soil test for ... READ MORE
Nicolas DiLorenzo and Darren Henry, UF/IFAS NFREC Beef Research Unit, Marianna
Producers across the Southeast are having to make some tough decisions this summer. The calf market has fallen off considerably, so should you sell at weaning, or ... READ MORE
We’ve heard “North Florida can grow forage 365 days a year!” for ages, and that’s true. However, those of us who’ve carried livestock through more than one winter with our own money, or worse, a bank’s money, know that it’s ... READ MORE
Timing is critical for controlling weeds that infest and invade our pastures. Thistles are an example of a weed in which proper timing of herbicide application can mean the difference between excellent and very poor control of the weed ... READ MORE
Nicolas DiLorenzo and Tessa Schulmeister, University of Florida NFREC, Marianna Florida
Around this time of year as days begin to shorten, we are reminded that the time is approaching when we need to think about our beef cattle winter feeding ... READ MORE
Creeping Indigo was first noted in South Florida as a toxic plant around 1933. For horses, it is as toxic as it is palatable, and cases of indigo poisoning have been found as far north as Alachua County Florida. Toxicity has been reported ... READ MORE
Dogfennel is one of the most commonly occurring pasture weeds in Florida. University of Florida Weed Specialists, Brent. Sellers and Jay. Ferrel developed a publication specifically to address this troublesome pasture weed.
Dogfennel (Eupatorium ... READ MORE
Introduction and Background
I am willing to bet that a great percentage of people in the US rarely give honeybees and other pollinators a second thought as to their importance to our nation’s food supply. I am also willing to bet that an ... READ MORE
Fireweed is growing well in the Panhandle and I have had a couple of calls this week regarding this plant. This winter annual stinging nettle will definitely light you up! I remember the first time I ever encountered Fireweed (Urtica chamaedryoides) ... READ MORE
Winter feeding of the cow herd accounts for 40 to 50% of the total variable cost for producing weaned calves. Because winter nutrition is vital to both the calf’s health and the cows reproductive performance, adequate nutrition is essential.
Cool ... READ MORE