As a sixth generation Floridian, I encourage people to plant and protect native plants. Native plants are critical to our native pollinators and other wildlife. However, one winter afternoon as I strolled through my yard, I bent down… Read More
What is Bovine Leukosis Virus? Bovine leukosis virus is a cancer-causing virus found in dairy and beef cattle herds. It is spread by white blood cells, so any contaminated equipment from BLV-positive cattle (palpation gloves, body fluid, biting… Read More
Cogongrass was accidentally introduced into Alabama in the 1900’s, but intentionally brought to Florida in the 1930’s as a potential forage and soil stabilizer. Currently it can be found in 73 countries and on every continent. Since being… Read More
Trich- a very tricky situation Trichomoniasis, commonly referred to as “trich”, is a venereal disease that impacts several species, including humans. In cattle, the disease is caused by the protozoa Tritrichomonas foetus, a motile organism roughly 33% larger than… Read More
Suwannee County has a largely diverse agriculture industry and cattle production is a large component. Hay, silage, and pasture production are also large industries that stem from the cattle production systems in place within the county.