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
Anaplasmosis (also referred as gall sickness) is a disease that affects ruminants caused by bacteria that can infect blood cells. It occurs in warm weather and is a cause for concern in beef cattle farms in Central and South Florida. Even in ... READ MORE
Houston, we’re fixing a problem. [inlinetweet prefix="" tweeter="" suffix=""]A University of Florida scientist is leading a project to develop a tool -- based on data from satellites -- that ranchers can use to improve their pasture and grazing ... READ MORE
Anyone who is a rancher or knows a rancher would agree that they are hardworking devoted folks that care about their family, land, livestock, and honor and respect their word. They are at work before the sun comes up and after the sun goes down ... READ MORE
Okeechobee County Extension hosted a ranch horse seminar in January at the Buck Daniel Ranch. The event featured several regional speakers with expertise in horsemanship, husbandry, or veterinary. The day started with a keynote speaker, Gene ... READ MORE
Body Condition Scores
Using body condition scoring as an assessment tool within your cow herd can be one of the cheapest and most beneficial items you have in your herd management toolbox. It can be even more beneficial when the temperatures ... READ MORE
Florida’s ranches are home to more than just the intended livestock, a lot of endangered species seek shelter and food amongst these lands. A lot of these animals act as keystone species and their protection is vital to the overall eco system ... READ MORE
Standing water may have ruined some pastures.
Lack of adequate forage could force animals to eat poisonous plants which are abundant in some parts of the country.
Remove fallen wild cherry limbs from pastures ... READ MORE