What is biosecurity? Biosecurity are management practices that are used to prevent the introduction and spread of disease on your operation. Developing a biosecurity plan is an essential part of maintaining healthy livestock as well as profitability ... READ MORE
The Osceola County Fair is here! The Kissimmee Valley Livestock Show and Osceola County Fair is held February 12-21st. The Osceola County Fair is a great place to come out and support Osceola County 4-H and FFA members who work very hard all ... 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
Out with the old, in with the new. New deworming methods that is. In the past horse owners would deworm their horses every four to eight weeks to treat for intestinal parasites, but that is an outdated and incorrect method for treating intestinal ... READ MORE
The bright lights of the Ferris wheel, a taste of those delicious boiled peanuts, the sound of the auctioneer, and that familiar fresh sawdust smell. Those are some of my favorite things about the Osceola County Fair! So grab some of those boiled ... READ MORE
UF/IFAS Extension is said to be one of the best kept secrets in town, but we don’t want to be a secret. We want everyone to know we are here to help! One of the ways we can help is by providing new forages, research, and resources to ranchers. ... READ MORE
Going to the dentist is an important part of your oral and physical health, but did you know that dentistry is also important for horses as well?
Horses have hypsodont teeth meaning they continually erupt (grow) the horses entire life. Over ... READ MORE
Anyone who is a rancher or knows a rancher would agree that they are hardworking devoted folks that care about their family, land, livestock, and honor and respect their word. They are at work before the sun comes up and after the sun goes down ... READ MORE
Hurricane season is always a stressful time of year for horse owners. Here are some helpful tips to keep your equine safe and help you prepare.
Before the storm
Core vaccines: (Tetanus, Eastern/Western Equine Encephalomyelitits, West Nile ... READ MORE
Creeping Indigo (Indigofera spicata) Creeping indigo is a broadleaf non-native legume that came from Africa 90 years ago. The recent rise of awareness has concerned many Florida horse owners. It is found throughout Central and North Florida, ... READ MORE