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Feeding Beef Females: Ensuring that no cow is left behind


September 17, 2021

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

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Bahia, Beef, Body, Bosques, Bovine, Cattle, Condition, Cool, County, Cow, Crop, Crops, Decision, Extension, Farm, Farming, Fertilizer, Forage, Grass, Grasses, Grazing, Hardee, Heifer, Heifers, IFAS, Jonael, Lactating, Nutrients, Nutrition, Pasture, Perennial, PH, Pregnant, Ranch, Season, Soil, Summer, Supplement, Sustainability, Winter

Helping Horse Owners Protect Florida’s Springs


September 28, 2020

Florida has nearly 400,000 horses, according to the 2018 survey by the American Horse Council. Many of these horses are managed on small-acreage farms and "ranchettes." In North-Central Florida, the horse population is concentrated in counties ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Livestock, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Animal Science, Animal Sciences, Ans, BMP, Conservation, Environment, Forage & Pasture, Grazing, Horses, Management, Manure, Natural Resources, Pasture, Water, Water Quality
horse manure in pasture

Spring Is Here – Pasture Prepping Time


April 2, 2019

We are ditching the cooler weather of winter and jumping in to the beginning of our warm-season. Spring is the time to be focusing on prepping your pastures for optimal grass production. Hopefully in the past year you have utilized the best ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Livestock
Tags: Equine, Fertilizer, Grass Production, Grazing, Horses, Nutrients, Pasture Management, Rotational, Soil Test, Stocking
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
Bahiagrass pasture

Bahiagrass Pastures


December 15, 2017

Bahiagrass (Paspalum notatum Flugge), is adapted to climatic conditions throughout Florida and can be grown on upland well-drained sands as well as the moist, poorly-drained flatwoods soils of peninsular Florida. In Florida, bahiagrass is used ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Livestock
Tags: Argentine, Bahia, Bahiagrass, Equine, Farmers, Forage, Grass, Grazing, Livestock, Pasture, Pasture Management, Pensacola, Ranchers, Shuffitt, Sod

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