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Highly Pathogenic Bird Flu and its potential impact on Florida Livestock

May 3, 2024

The production of food and fiber is an extremely risky endeavor. Farmers and ranchers are at the mercy of the elements. Mark Twain said it best: “Farming is simply gambling with dirt”. Taking calculated risks and preventive measures can ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Agriculture, Beef, Cattle, Extension, Farming, Florida, Health, Livestock, Ranch, UF/IFAS, Zoonotic Diseases

More than just a nuisance: Why we should invest in managing mosquito populations

February 28, 2024

The cool weather we are enjoying will be gone before you know it. Accompanying the warm weather comes the buzzing and biting of mosquitoes. Florida's warm, humid climate provides a breeding haven for mosquitoes, making them a constant nuisance ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Invasive Species, Livestock, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Disease, Florida, Health, Integrated Pest Management, Livestock, Mosquito, Pest Control, Rural, Zoonotic Diseases
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Dominando el gallinero: Cómo proteger sus aves de corral de los depredadores

September 29, 2023

¡Bienvenido al otoño en Florida! Durante esta época del año, nuestros patrones climáticos comienzan a cambiar y con esto vienen nuevos desafíos. Si tiene aves de corral, sabe que tiene la obligación de criar a sus animales con ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Aves, Ciencia, Corral, Depredador, Depredadores, Extension, Florida, Gallinas, Manejo, Pollos, Prevencion, Proteccion, Rural, Urbano
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Ruling the roost: Showing predators who is the boss of your backyard poultry colony

September 29, 2023

Welcome to fall in Florida! During this time of the year our weather patterns start to shift, and with this come new challenges. If you own chickens, you know that you have an obligation to raise your animals with their safety as a priority. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Animal, Backyard, Chickens, Florida, Poultry, Predations, Predators, Prevention, Production, Science
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Sin Reproducción No Hay Producción: Cómo Elevar El Nivel De Productividad De Tu Ganado

August 17, 2023

¿Sabías que Florida es el noveno estado con más vacas con cría en Estados Unidos? La producción de ganado para carne fue instrumental en la construcción de la economía del Estado del Sol. Florida fue el primer lugar en la nación en tener ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Beef, Bovinos, Calor, Carne, Cattle, Celo, Concepción, Cria, Eficiencia, Enfermedades, Espanol, Estres, Extension, Florida, Ganadería, Ganadero, Ganado, Hato, Ifas, Inmunización, Manejo, Preñez, Prevensión, Rancho, Rentabilidad, Reproducción, Reproductiva, Spanish, UF/IFAS, University, Vacas, Vacuno, Veterinario

Raising the Bar: How to Improve Beef Cattle Reproduction for a More Viable Operation

August 16, 2023

Did you know that Florida ranks 9th in the nation when it comes to cow-calf numbers? Beef cattle production was instrumental in building Florida’s economy. Our state was the first to have a beef industry, and today, more than 500 years after ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Beef, Beef Cattle, Breeding, Bull, Cattke, Cattle, Cow, Economics, Extension, Farming, Florida, Health, Ifas, Life, Meat, Production, Ranch, Ranching, Rural, Science, Soundness, Technology, UF/IFAS
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Online Course for Spanish-speaking families who want to keep chickens: Management of Poultry in Florida

May 18, 2023

Florida is one of the states with the strictest regulations in the Southern United States. Due to its rapid urbanization and number of residential areas, several governments have developed regulations that limit the use of these parcels in order ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Food Safety, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Ag, Agriculture, Espanol, Extension, Florida, Hardee, Ifas, Poultry, Spanish, Urban
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Curso en linea: Manejo de Aves de Corral en Florida

May 18, 2023

Florida es uno de los estados con regulaciones mas estrictas del Sur de Estados Unidos. Debido a su rápida urbanización y cantidad de areas residenciales, varios gobiernos han desarrollado regulaciones que limitan el uso de dichas parcelas ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agricultura, Agriculture, Aves, Espanol, Florida, Gallina, Pollo, Pollos, Residencial, Spanish
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Striking Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly in Florida Relies on Sound Pasture Management Decisions

May 2, 2023

Pollinators are of extreme importance to our Florida Flatwoods ecosystem. They are responsible for transferring genes of plants from one flower to another increasing fruit set in wild and domesticated species. By doing so, these organisms ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Invasive Species, Livestock, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, , Wildlife
Tags: Bahiagrass, Butterfly, Cattle, Extension, Florida, Hardee, Pasture, Pawpaw, Soils, Swallowtail, Zebra, Zebra Swallowtail

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