So you’re a new cattle producer and you’ve listened to many different resources (including your local Extension Agent) say that the fastest way to increase the genetic potential of your herd is through your bull. That makes sense, since ... READ MORE
Recently, I’ve been trying to use some of the mathematical approaches to grazing management. This had always seemed a little too complex for me, but I decided to give it a go. I wanted to see how many pastures, how many days, and how much ... READ MORE
Producers have implemented Best Management Practices (BMPs) that maintain or improve water quality, quantity, and soil conditions on their farms for many years. For the purposes of the Florida Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services ... READ MORE
Freeing stuck vehicles is a common thing in the agricultural world. Maybe you are rolling a newly planted pasture and got a little too close to that wet spot you knew was there, but thought you had it. Or maybe you’re out hog hunting and ... READ MORE
Water Wednesdays in November focus on Agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs). Last week, we invited the Livestock Agent, Caitlin Bainum to give us an overview of manure management.
"Adoption of agricultural BMPs is more important than ... READ MORE
We've all had those few cows that just make us proud. The workhorses of the herd. The ones who breed early and milk good. The ones who always bring a big calf to the cowpens. But more often than not, these cows are rare and we wish we had more ... READ MORE
Rotational grazing is a tool that can help increase forage production and average daily gain. But rotational grazing comes with more management planning. One of the biggest factors that determines the feasibility of rotational grazing is actually ... READ MORE
As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps.
Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE
There are several situations where you may find yourself with a bottle calf. At the earliest stages, you may have witnessed the birth. If the mother survived, let nature take its course. But if you happen to see the mother die from birth or ... READ MORE
In case you didn’t know, medication isn’t cheap. This holds true whether you are buying for a human or any of our livestock. It would be a shame if that livestock medication never made a proper transition from bottle to animal, wouldn’t ... READ MORE