Rangelands in Florida are land with native vegetation that have adapted to Florida’s conditions and during the winter months these rangelands are grazed by livestock.
Florida is home to 350 native grass species, but no native grasses are ... READ MORE
The definition of a growth habitat is the type of stem and the positioning of the stem. The plant morphology structure and characteristic that determines growth habitat are rhizomes, stolons and tillers. The sod forming grasses that have rhizomes ... 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
The definition of a weed is a plant growing where it is not wanted. Weeds in a pasture can limit productivity, reduce forage growth, and cause livestock harm. Weeds and forage grasses are constantly competing for resource and can be costly for ... 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
Recently, I’ve been trying to use some of the mathematical approaches to grazing management. This had always seemed a little too complex for me, but I decided to give it a go. I wanted to see how many pastures, how many days, and how much ... READ MORE
The 2021 Small Ruminant Workshop will be held Saturday October 23rd at the South Beef Teaching Unit at the University of Florida, starting at 8:30am and ending by 2:00pm. Lunch is included!
We have an exceptional lineup of speakers from the ... READ MORE
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
New Self-Paced Online Course Available for Horse Owners!
Whether you are an avid horseman or just recently got your first horse, we have a course for you! This in-depth course covers the five core areas of owning a horse: pastures, ... READ MORE