We are ditching the cooler weather of winter and jumping in to the beginning of our warm-season. Spring is the time to be focusing on prepping your pastures for optimal grass production. Hopefully in the past year you… Read More
The Central Florida Livestock Agents Group presents the 2019 Pasture School on Thursday, April 25, 2019 starting at 8 a.m. Topics will include farm equipment for grazing systems, pasture establishment, principles and selection of herbicides, cool season forages,… Read More
Join us on April 27, 2019 for our Equine Best Management Practices (BMP) Applied Research Field Day. You will learn how to compost efficiently, talk to experts to create your own compost system for your horse farm. Half-day… Read More
Cushings Disease also known as Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (PPID) is one of the most common diseases in horses over 15 years old.
Join us on Saturday, March 16th at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion in Ocala as CFLAG and UF/IFAS Marion County Extension proudly present The Florida Horse Owner’s Educational Workshop, a day of horse focused learning and hands on demonstrations… Read More
Smell and color are clues, but not determinants of hay quality. The only way to be sure of hay quality is by testing for nutritional measures. Then match those with the nutritional demands of individual horses.
Feeding our horses is typically the largest expense in horse ownership, but feeding them according to their nutrient demands could offer some cost savings. Selecting a good quality hay for our horses often becomes a battle of which… Read More
August is typically the hottest month of the year in Florida so it may seem crazy to be planning for the cool-season. But now is definitely the time to finalize your winter grazing plan. Maintaining a successful operation… Read More
Proper grazing management is the best insurance on bahiagrass pastures, but re-establishment is sometimes necessary. Follow an 8″ and 3″ rule: when the grass reaches 8″ allow horses to graze, and when it reaches 3″ remove animals from… Read More