We all know that stress is not good for us and leads to health problems. Stress can also be detrimental to cattle in ways we may not easily see. That is why low-stress or quiet handling of cattle is an important principle in the Beef Quality ... READ MORE
The general rule to have 3-6 months’ worth of expenses saved in your emergency fund takes on a whole new meaning when someone goes through a natural disaster. A hurricane can wreak havoc on family finances, everything from going into collections ... READ MORE
While it’s good to stock up now on nonperishable food, do you know what to do with your current refrigerated food before the storm hits? Perishable food becomes compromised during a power outage after a certain amount of time. ... READ MORE
People who own ‘small acreage’ usually look to have some ‘small agriculture’ that perhaps enhances their income or enhances their rural lifestyle. Poultry are a popular choice because they are relatively easy to manage. Goats and sheep ... READ MORE
Florida now has confirmed cases of Bird Flu, which is Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). While the cases in Brevard, Palm Beach and Volusia Counties were detected in wild birds, poultry owners need to be vigilant. Cases have also ... READ MORE
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Cattle grazing land in Florida helps your life in ways you may not be aware.
For example, livestock help reduce food waste in many ways. Unsold or stale bakery products provide nutrition for cattle and other ruminants like sheep and goats. ... READ MORE
Q: What's wrong with my basil?
Here at Extension, we receive a lot of questions about struggling basil. One of the most common issues? A devastating disease called “basil downy mildew” which has become very widespread over the past few years... ... READ MORE
There are several factors that determine our success using herbicides on pasture. The herbicides, themselves, are highly effective and highly researched. We often think of weather conditions, like the chance of rain or wind conditions, when ... READ MORE
With cold weather comes the potential for livestock losses. Once our perennial grasses become dormant and unproductive, it becomes more likely for weed poisonings to occur. As a livestock owner you must stay vigilant to prevent such problems. ... READ MORE