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
After spending 5 years managing a horse farm in the Texas Panhandle, I have come to greatly appreciate our mild Florida winters! Although it’s pretty unlikely that any of us will be busting ice 3-5 times per day in negative temperatures and ... READ MORE
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
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
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
There are several issues to consider when a storm is headed toward your property and having livestock adds to the complexity of preparations. High winds, torrential rains and flooding can affect livestock owners in several ways. Many preparations ... READ MORE
High winds, torrential rains and flooding can affect poultry owners in several ways. Many preparations are a part of your regular routine. Regular maintenance of fence and coops or housing keep poultry safe at all times. Reinforce barns, ... READ MORE
Many preparations should already be part of a horse owner’s normal routine. Regular maintenance of fence around pasture keeps horses safe at all times. All horse owners need to keep vaccinations and Coggins tests current for good health ... 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