Doug Mayo

Author's details

Name: Doug Mayo
Date registered: October 13, 2011
URL: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu

Biography

Lead Editor for Panhandle Ag e-news - Jackson County Extension Director - Livestock & Forages Agent. My true expertise is with beef cattle and pasture management, but I can assist with information on other livestock species, as well as recreational fish ponds.

Latest posts

  1. Pregnancy Testing Cattle to Save Money — April 28, 2017
  2. May Cattle & Forage Management Reminders — April 28, 2017
  3. Friday Feature: White Angus developed at the University of Florida — April 28, 2017
  4. Farms are Dangerous Places for Kids to Work and Play — April 21, 2017
  5. Friday Feature: Portable Chainsaw Sawmill — April 21, 2017

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Pregnancy Testing Cattle to Save Money

2016 was a tough year in the cow-calf business.  Rancher’s incomes were reduced 50% as compared to previous years.  Needless to say, ranchers are looking for methods to reduce costs in 2017.  One proven practice to save money is to pregnancy test the breeding herd, and cull open, or non-pregnant, cows as soon as possible.

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/04/28/pregnancy-testing-cattle-to-save-money/

May Cattle & Forage Management Reminders

UF/IFAS Beef Cattle & Forage Specialists, and County Extension Agents serving the Florida Panhandle developed a basic management calendar for cattle producers in the region.  The purpose of this calendar is to provide reminders for management techniques with similar timing to those used at the North Florida Research and Education Center’s Beef Unit, near Marianna, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/04/28/may-cattle-forage-management-reminders/

Friday Feature: White Angus developed at the University of Florida

This week’s featured video highlights the White Angus breed of cattle being developed at the UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center, in Ona, Florida.  These are not purebred Angus, but a line of cattle that are approximately 3/4 blood Angus that have dark skin but light colored hair coat.  When White Angus …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/04/28/friday-feature-white-angus-developed-at-the-university-of-florida/

Farms are Dangerous Places for Kids to Work and Play

There are approximately two million farms in the U.S. There are also approximately 900,000 kids who live on farms, and more than half (51%) work on the farms where they live. Farms annually hire an additional 265,000 youth workers.  Farms, however, are a dangerous place for kids to work and play, because of the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/04/21/farms-are-dangerous-places-for-kids-to-work-and-play/

Friday Feature: Portable Chainsaw Sawmill

This week’s feature video highlights a handy innovation for farmers and ranchers.  A tool that allows you to uses your ladder and chainsaw as a portable sawmill.  Norwood Sawmills makes the PortaMill that landowners can use to convert logs into valuable lumber for less than $1,000.  With the PortaMill, you use your chainsaw as …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/04/21/friday-feature-portable-chainsaw-saw-mill/

March Weather Summary & Planting Season Outlook

Rainfall

The National Weather Service rainfall estimates ranged from as little as 0.5″ to 4″ across the Florida Panhandle in March 2017.  The western counties had higher totals with 3-4″ in the tan sections, and 2-3″ in the yellow.  The eastern counties ranged from 1.5-2″ dark green, 1-1.5″ green, and isolated ares of only 0.5-1″ …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/04/07/march-weather-summary-planting-season-outlook/

Friday Feature: Remote Control Boat for Pond Herbicide Application

This week’s featured video highlights an innovation for managing pond weeds.  Lake Restoration Incorporated has developed a remote control, miniature air-boat for applying pond herbicides.  Spraying weeds can be a real challenge for pond owners, but this product could make aquatic herbicide application fun.  The TORMADA application boat will hold one gallon …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/04/07/friday-feature-remote-control-boat-for-pond-herbicide-application/

April Cattle & Forage Management Reminders

UF/IFAS Beef Cattle & Forage Specialists, and County Extension Agents serving the Florida Panhandle developed a basic management calendar for cattle producers in the region.  The purpose of this calendar is to provide reminders for management techniques with similar timing to those used at the North Florida Research and Education Center’s Beef Unit, near Marianna, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/31/april-cattle-forage-management-reminders/

Friday Feature: Baxter Black’s Duck & Run Olympics

For the past few weeks I have shared more serious videos, so I thought it might be good to lighten up the mood a little this week and feature a video of America’s funniest veterinarian, Baxter Black.  Baxter has produced a number of humorous cowboy poetry videos, but this one is especially appropriate for this …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/31/friday-feature-baxter-blacks-duck-run-olympics/

Quarantine Lifted, Screwworms Eradicated from Florida Keys

In the fall of 2016, USDA’s Animal Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the presence of screwworms in the Florida Keys.  The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) announced on March 18, 2017 that they were winding down their response to the screwworm infestation in Monroe County.  After months of surveillance, trapping, sterile …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/24/quarantine-lifted-screwworms-eradicated-from-florida-keys/

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