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July Cattle and Forage Management Reminders

UF/IFAS Beef Cattle & Forage Specialists, and County Extension Agents serving the Florida Panhandle worked to develop a basic management calendar for cattle producers.  The purpose of this calendar is to provide reminders for management techniques with similar timing to those used at the North Florida Research and Education Center’s Beef Research Unit, Marianna, Florida.  Links to useful publications with more information are also provided.

North Florida cattle ranch, beef cattle, cows, spraying, cow pens, cowboy. UF/IFAS Photo: Josh Wickham.

UF/IFAS Photo: Josh Wickham.

July Management Reminders

Cattle Herd Management

  • Make repairs on working pens and weaning pasture prior to August working
  • Monitor horn fly population and use drench, ear tags, dust bags, or spray when cattle average 100 flies per side
  • Check mineral feeders

Pasture Management

  • Plant bermudagrass pastures and hay fields from cut tops, following adequate rain
  • If you have excess forage, consider haylage, baleage, silage or hay harvesting options

Pest Management

 

Use the following link to download the entire Cattle & Forage Management Annual Calendar:

Panhandle Ag Extension Team Cattle & Forage Management Calendar

 

Developed by the Panhandle Agriculture Extension Livestock and Forage Team:

Doug Mayo, Cliff Lamb, Mark Mauldin, Ann Blount, Cheryl Mackowiak, Jose Dubeux, Jay Ferrell, Jennifer Bearden, NicolasDiLorenzo, Shep Eubanks, Jed Dillard, Mike Goodchild, Roy Carter, Henry Carter, John Atkins, Kalyn Waters, Ray Bodrey, and Nick Simmons.