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Chick under a heat lamp and some eggs. Picture Credit: Jonael Bosques, UF/IFAS Extension.

Getting the Brooder Ready Before the Chicks Arrive


February 17, 2022

Chick days are upon us, and before you take home a colony of chicks by impulse, take a moment to verify that you are ready to receive them. Below you will find some critical key points that are essential for the survival of your new feathered ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 4-H, Ag, Agriculture, Brooder, Chicken, Chicks, Extension, Farming, Feed, Florida, Heat, Hens, Lamp, Livestock, Nutrition, Protect, Protecting, Rooster, Temperature, UF/IFAS
Chick under a heat lamp and some eggs. Picture Credit: Jonael Bosques, UF/IFAS Extension.

Preparándonos para recibir los pollitos


February 17, 2022

La primavera marca un acontecimiento especial en áreas rurales de Florida: la llegada de los pollitos a las tiendas de productos agrícolas. Y antes de comprar bajo impulso deseamos discutir puntos importantes para que usted se prepare para ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agente, Agriculture, Ambiente, Bosques, Calor, Espanol, Estres, Extension, Farming, Florida, Gallinas, Garden, Hardee, Hogar, Jonael, Livestock, Nutrición, Patio, Pests, Pollitos, Pollos, Proteccion, Temperatura, Uf, UF/IFAS, University
Beef cattle in Florida

Feeding Beef Females: Ensuring that no cow is left behind


September 17, 2021

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

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Bahia, Beef, Body, Bosques, Bovine, Cattle, Condition, Cool, County, Cow, Crop, Crops, Decision, Extension, Farm, Farming, Fertilizer, Forage, Grass, Grasses, Grazing, Hardee, Heifer, Heifers, Ifas, Jonael, Lactating, Nutrients, Nutrition, Pasture, Perennial, PH, Pregnant, Ranch, Season, Soil, Summer, Supplement, Sustainability, Winter
Beef cattle in Florida

Identificando Anaplasmosis en el Hato de Ganado Bovino


April 1, 2021

Anaplasmosis (usualmente referido como piroplasmosis) es una enfermedad que afecta a rumiantes causado por una bacteria de la familia de las riketsias. Anaplasma marginale infecta las células de la sangre y típicamente se identifica como ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Ag, Agricultura, Agro, Anaplasma, Anaplasmosis, Bacteria, Becerro, Bosques, Bovine, Bovino, County, Ectoparasitos, Enfermedad, Espanol, Extension, Finca, Fl, Florida, Ganado, Hardee, Ifas, Jonael, Marginale, Novilla, Parasito, Rancho, Rebaño, Sangre, Spanish, Torete, Toro, Tropical, Uf, Vaca, Vacuno, Vaquilla
Beef cattle in Florida

Identifying Anaplasmosis in the Cattle Heard


March 29, 2021

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

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: A, Ag, Agriculture, Agro, Anaplasma, Anaplasmosis, Bosques, Bug, Bull, Cafe, Calf, Carrier, Cattle, Covid, COVID-19, Cow, Diseas, Disease, Diseases, Extension, Farm, Farming, Florida, Fly, Hardee, Heifer, Herd, Ifas, Insecticide, Jonael, Latino, Livestock, Produciendo, Ranch, Ranchette, Science, Sick, Steer, Tick, Ticks, Uf, Vaccine, Veterinarian, Video
Florida farmers and ranchers are also environmentalists. They implement practices to preserve our natural resources. Picture credit: Jonael Bosques, UF/IFAS Extension Hardee County.

Best Management Practices for Agriculture Operators: Showing that we Care


October 1, 2018

All farmers have a significant role in protecting our natural resources. Science based approaches are being taken around the State of Florida to ensure that there is adequate use of water and the impact of our agricultural practices is minimal, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, Livestock, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Agriculture, Ecology, Impact, Management, Nature, Stewardship

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