This is probably one of our most asked questions, especially by families first wanting to join 4-H.
The fair is an important aspect for many of our 4-H members and we strongly believe in the lessons learned from the barn. However, the process ... READ MORE
The University of Florida will hold its first Small Ruminant Short Course September 16 and17. The event is a collaboration among UF/IFAS Extension, the UF College of Veterinary Medicine, the UF/IFAS agronomy department, and the UF/IFAS department ... READ MORE
Gastrointestinal parasites are one of the many unforeseen challenges in livestock production. Some animals have the ability of coping with these burdensome organisms, but some individuals in our herds or flocks will never develop the resistance ... READ MORE
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The University of Florida will hold its second Ram Test and Sale this year and interested participants must register by May 1.
The Ram Test and Sale is part of a program to grow the sheep and goat industries in the Sunshine ... READ MORE
When we look for a used car, we often ask for the Carfax®. This report tells you the history of the vehicle and gives you a vision of what potential issues you may run into in the future. When purchasing animals at market or on farms, use the ... READ MORE
2018 Small Ruminant Production Conference
Location: UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County
Address: 1921 Kissimmee Valley Lane. Kissimmee, FL 34744
April 20th, 2018 starts at 8:00 am
Register on Eventbrite
8:00 ... READ MORE
Jose Dubeux - University of Florida – NFREC Forage Management Specialist
Have you booked your seeds for cool-season pastures?
Fall is rapidly approaching, so it is time to book your cool-season forage seeds. Cool-season forages represent ... READ MORE
Now is the time to start planning for the hay making season, so let’s consider the size issue when it comes to hay bales. In a lot of situations size really does matter, because bale size has the greatest influence on the total weight of ... READ MORE
Round hay balers have made large strides in packaging the bale since their introduction. First, there was sisal twine. Rats chewed through it, or it rotted from soil contact. Plastic twine replaced sisal. Those problems were addressed, but ... READ MORE
It can be cost-prohibitive to run power lines long distances to provide electricity for pumping water to livestock tanks. One alternative is to install a solar water system. Solar water pumps can be used to pump water from wells, ponds or ... READ MORE