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
Ranchers may grow the best tasting product at the grocery store, but they are also known to grow something else…grass. Many ranchers have mastered the art of growing abundant forages to maintain their herds. There are several considerations ... 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 to physically ... READ MORE
Join us for this virtual series hosted by the North Florida Livestock Agents Group!
This free event will feature four separate events covering a wide range of information for small ruminant producers. Pre-registration required. Register here: ... READ MORE
Wild Weeds - Weed of the Month
Lantana is a tricky plant in natural areas. There is a Florida native lantana, L. depressa, but unfortunately it is now considered endangered. Majority of lantana found in natural ... READ MORE
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