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Monitoring gastrointestinal parasite loads in Florida sheep and goat operations

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July 26, 2022

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

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agriculture, Bosques, Extension, Farming, Florida, Goats, Haemonchus, Hardee, Health, Ifas, Jonael, Livestock, Parasites, Sheep
Chick under a heat lamp and some eggs. Picture Credit: Jonael Bosques, UF/IFAS Extension.

Getting the Brooder Ready Before the Chicks Arrive

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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
Beef cattle in Florida

Feeding Beef Females: Ensuring that no cow is left behind

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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

Identifying Anaplasmosis in the Cattle Heard

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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

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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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