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. Friday Feature: Celebrate National Forage Week June 18-24 — June 16, 2017
  2. June Cattle & Forage Management Reminders — June 9, 2017
  3. May 2017 Weather Summary & June Outlook — June 9, 2017
  4. Friday Feature: The Life of a Crop Duster — June 9, 2017
  5. Friday Feature: Timeless Fence System — June 2, 2017

Author's posts listings

Friday Feature: Celebrate National Forage Week June 18-24

National Forage Week is Sunday June 18 through Saturday June 24, 2017.  This week’s featured video, produced by the American Forage and Grassland Council, highlights some of the positive impacts of forage production in the U.S.  If you are a forage producer, please share this video using your social media accounts to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/16/friday-feature-celebrate-national-forage-week-june-18-24/

June Cattle & Forage Management Reminders

UF/IFAS Beef Cattle & Forage Specialists, and County Extension Agents serving the Florida Panhandle worked to develop a basic management calendar for cattle producers.  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 Research Unit, Marianna, Florida.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/09/june-cattle-forage-management-reminders/

May 2017 Weather Summary & June Outlook

May rainfall brought welcomed drought relief to much of the Florida Panhandle.  The National Weather Service estimates for May rainfall across the Florida Panhandle ranged from 3-10″, with most of the region in the 4-8″ range.  Only the coastal portion of Franklin County had less than 3″, while portions of Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Leon …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/09/may-2017-weather-summary-june-outlook/

Friday Feature: The Life of a Crop Duster

Growing America has started a nice feature for their weekly newsletter readers of sharing farm stories though videos.  This week’s featured video highlights the story of Scott Tennant, Colquitt, GA, who is an agricultural pilot, more commonly known as a crop duster.  Crop dusters provide a valuable service to farmers in this …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/09/friday-feature-the-life-of-a-crop-duster/

Friday Feature: Timeless Fence System

This week’s Friday featured video showcases an innovation in fence posts and braces for livestock fences.  Plastic Innovation, Greeneville, Tennessee has developed the Timeless Fence System that utilizes recycled plastic to create PVC t-posts and fence braces that are flexible and strong, yet totally insulated for use with high-tensile electric fencing without the need …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/02/friday-feature-timeless-fence-system/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/05/25/what-are-the-requirements-to-sell-eggs-and-dressed-poultry-from-florida-small-farms/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/05/25/friday-feature-water-quality-affects-cattle-performance/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/05/19/friday-feature-a-tribute-to-dr-alvin-warnick/

Great Florida Cattle Drive Film Screening May 18

Chipola College in Marianna, Florida will host a movie screening of the PBS documentary film, “The Great Florida Cattle Drive: Unbroken Circles,” Thursday, May 18, at 6 p.m., at their Dr. Gene Prough Center for the Arts (3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL 32446).  This film captures highlights from the Great Florida Cattle Drive that …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/05/12/great-florida-cattle-drive-film-screening-may-18/

Friday Feature: Crowd Cow – Selling Packaged Beef Online Direct to Consumers

This week’s featured video was a news report from KOMO Channel 4 News about a new online beef marketing service being offered to consumers in the Western US.  Crowd Cow is the name of a Seattle company that is connecting grass finished beef operations with consumers who purchase packages of the cuts of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/05/12/friday-feature-crowd-cow-selling-packaged-beef-online-direct-to-consumers/

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