With the holidays coming up many of you will be traveling and having fun with your family. During this time do not forget about your 4-H project animal. Maintaining your normal routine with your animal is very important… Read More
Water Wednesdays in November focus on Agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs). Last week, we invited the Livestock Agent, Caitlin Bainum to give us an overview of manure management. “Adoption of agricultural BMPs is more important than ever. For… Read More
Bedding Considerations Searching for the perfect stall bedding for your horses? Think about these considerations before choosing! Sign up to receive the Horse Herald to your email here!
Contact: Israel Vega 941.907.0011 ext. 3143 Application deadline for financial assistance is Nov. 20 GAINESVILLE, Fla., Oct. 8, 2020 — Florida farmers, ranchers and forest owners can apply until Nov. 20 for financial and technical assistance from USDA’s Natural Resources… Read More
Spiky, Stinging, and Sometimes Deadly Pasture weeds can reduce forage yields and have been estimated to cost Florida ranchers $180 million annually. Now that’s a scary number! What’s worse is that some of these weeds have the potential… Read More
Finding ways to extend the grazing season is a top priority for livestock producers in the southeast because grown forages are the cheapest source of feed for our livestock. Slipping into fall means cooler weather, shorter days, and… Read More
Barrel Racing Spotlight Learn about the riding discipline, barrel racing, in this months edition of the Horse Herald! Sign up to receive the Horse Herald to your email here!
With the cancellation of the Northeast Florida Fair, we are creating a virtual livestock showmanship contest! We understand that 2020 has been challenging and oftentimes disappointing for our youth. Many of the annual experiences needed to be canceled… Read More
What is Livestock Judging? Livestock judging is the evaluation of an animal’s characteristics and making a comparison to other animals and the ideal standard of that particular class (Thayne, 2011). So, how do we evaluate animals and why… Read More
Arena Construction Constructing the perfect arena is no easy task. Get some tips in this months edition of the Horse Herald. Sign up to receive the Horse Herald to your email here!