The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to Florida food markets. Sales of food products to restaurants and schools have fallen drastically. Some farmers markets have closed. Sales through grocery stores spiked upward initially, but ... READ MORE
Statistics are changing, no secret there. Our industry changes by the year, cattle prices go up and down, conservation programs come and go, breed trends change and let’s not get into the weather. One trend that isn’t usually highlighted ... READ MORE
We know that nutrition during pregnancy is important for all animals. But dairy nutritionists are keenly aware of the importance of the diet during the transition from pregnant to lactating. Since production levels are high in many dairy herds, ... READ MORE
Q: Where do weaned calves go?
A: Florida ranchers are known as cow/calf producers. This means ranches are home to momma cows who produce a calf every year. When the momma has successfully raised a calf to a certain weight the rancher sends ... READ MORE
Can cows talk to farmers? Not exactly... But thanks to some new technology being used in the dairy industry cows are telling us quite a bit of information. Monitoring collars and ear tags are being used to improve management on dairy farms. ... READ MORE
Dairy producers are constantly striving to improve the quality of milk they produce. Higher quality milk can mean a price premium and longer shelf life for dairy products. Milk quality continues to improve because of advances in equipment, ... READ MORE
Please plan to attend for the latest information about NPE removals and new teat dip formulations. Dr. Roger Thomson will be the speaker. Please register for this free meeting to make sure we have enough lunch for all attendees. You can register ... READ MORE
OSHA guidelines for outdoor workers:
OSHA recommends employers train workers on how to protect themselves about the importance of eliminating areas where mosquitoes breed on the work site.
In addition, OSHA suggests employers provide ... READ MORE