Memorial Day

They answered the call and gave it their all. When we pause each year to remember, we are grateful!

 

 

Author: Dr. Pete Vergot – pvergot@ufl.edu District Extension Director for University of Florida IFAS Extension, Northwest District. His major assignments include County Operations of Extension programs for …

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Cattlemen’s Prospective – Telling Your Good Story

Producers from all aspects of beef production should set annual goals to make improvements to their operation. Often times, these goals relate to increased efficiency, productivity, improved genetics, increased weight gains or higher grading feeder calves at harvest. Although these goals are essential to efficient and profitable production, there is one goal you should never …

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What are the Requirements to Sell Eggs and Dressed Poultry from Florida Small Farms?

Many small farms have poultry as part of their operation to supply eggs and meat for their immediate and extended family.  With recent federal and state rule changes, however, it is now possible to sell both eggs and dressed poultry direct from the farm to consumers.  Eggs and whole, dressed poultry can be sold …

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Friday Feature: Water Quality Affects Cattle Performance

This week’s featured video was developed by the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service to explain the benefits of good quality water for livestock.  Alabama Water Resources Extension Specialist, Eve Brantley, discusses the best water practices to use in your cattle operation.

Cattle consume 2 gallons of water per 100 pounds of body weight per day, …

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Tritcale is Gaining Popularity with Dairy and Beef Cattle Producers

Ann Blount, Cheryl Mackowiak, Nick DiLorenzo and Jose Dubeux, UF/IFAS NFREC Marianna

Triticale is a winter forage that is gaining in popularity in the Southeast. The name might sound unfamiliar (pronounced trit-i-kay-lee), but it has become increasingly sought after in recent years.  Dairy farmers in the Southeast have had success using triticale for silage production. …

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Control Options for Thrips in Peanuts and Cotton

Planting season is well under way, with some producers nearing completion of peanut, and cotton planting. Annually, thrips are problematic in early panted cotton and peanut. It will be important to keep an eye on thrips populations as seedlings emerge, and the weeks that follow to decide if an insecticide application is warranted. During the …

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Perennial Peanut Field Day – June 2

The Perennial Peanut Producers Association and UF/IFAS Extension will be hosting the annual Perennial Peanut Field Day on Friday, June 2, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM at the North Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy, Florida.  Topics to be discussed at the field day include:  perennial peanut diseases, nitrogen fixation, …

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UF Sugar Belle Citrus Variety more Tolerant to Greening

Brad Buck, UF/IFAS News

While citrus greening disease has blemished the Florida industry, University of Florida scientists have developed a mandarin hybrid that seems to be winning the battle. Now, researchers are learning what makes this fruit a fighter.

UF/IFAS researchers have discovered that a mandarin hybrid developed by colleagues contains cellular activity – …

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The Cost of Late Calving Cows

Heather Gessner, South Dakota State University Extension Livestock Business Management Field Specialist Standardized Performance Analysis

Pounds of beef sold is a key number for cattlemen. Late calvers, the cows that drag out the calving season, cost producers more than extra work and management, they are actually reducing herd income.

Standardized Performance Analysis

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Friday Feature: A Tribute to Dr. Alvin Warnick

This week’s featured video is a tribute to one of the all time great professors at the University of Florida.  Dr. Alvin Warnick passed away at the age of 96 on May 7, 2017.  Another significant contributor of the “Great Generation” has passed on.  Dr. Warnick served his country in World War II …

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