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. Follow me on Twitter @UFCowman or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UFJacksonCoFL/

Latest posts

  1. Friday Feature: Deer Farming in the Panhandle — January 19, 2018
  2. MARC Updates Across-Breed EPD Table — January 12, 2018
  3. Friday Feature: Autonomous Drone Scouting — January 12, 2018
  4. Useful Smartphone Apps for Cattle Ranchers — January 5, 2018
  5. Northwest Florida Beef Conference & Trade Show – February 14 — January 5, 2018

Author's posts listings

Friday Feature: Deer Farming in the Panhandle

This week’s featured video highlights a unique type of livestock operation that is gaining popularity very quickly in Florida, Deer Farming.  The video is actually an episode of Keith Warren’s TV Show called Deer & Wildlife Stories. The video features two deer farms located in the Panhandle of Florida that are raising deer with …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/01/19/friday-feature-deer-farming-in-the-panhandle/

MARC Updates Across-Breed EPD Table

Bull buying is a challenging craft.  First you have to decide the breed or breeds of cattle you want for your operation, then you have to compare performance of locally available sources, and then negotiate prices.  In times like these, when cattle prices are not as strong, you may also want to compare similar breeds …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/01/12/marc-updates-across-breed-epd-table/

Friday Feature: Autonomous Drone Scouting

This week’s featured video was produced by American Robotics to introduce ScoutTM, a fully-automated drone system for farmers.  Scout features season-long automated crop scouting that is autonomous, or pre-programmed for launch, flight, imaging, landing, charging, data management, and drone storage with no piloting required.

To improve agricultural decision-making, optimize inputs, and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/01/12/friday-feature-autonomous-drone-scouting/

Useful Smartphone Apps for Cattle Ranchers

If you’re like me, you were really excited when you got your first smart phone or tablet because of all of the cool applications (apps) that were available to quickly guide you to useful information.  Once you had selected your favorite weather, radar, sports scores, calculator, and social media apps, I can imagine you started …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/01/05/useful-smartphone-apps-for-cattle-ranchers/

Northwest Florida Beef Conference & Trade Show – February 14

Cattle ranchers, employees, and their family members are invited to attend the 33rd annual Northwest Florida Beef Conference and Trade Show, to be held on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at the Jackson County Extension Office, located at 2741 Penn Avenue, Marianna, Florida. Registration and the Trade Show open at 7:30 AM central time, the program …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/01/05/northwest-florida-beef-conference-trade-show-february-14/

2017 Weather Summary and First Quarter 2018 Outlook

2017 Annual Weather Summary

There was considerable variation in the annual rainfall across the Panhandle in 2017. The graphic above shows National Weather Service’s estimated annual rainfall for the Florida Panhandle Counties.  Areas in purple received more than 80″, hot pink 70-80″, dark red 60-70″, red 50-60″, and light red 40-50″.

The graphic above shows …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/01/05/2017-weather-summary-and-first-quarter-2018-outlook/

Friday Feature: Lock Jawz Insulators for T-Post Fences

This week’s featured video was produced by Lock JawzThis farmer owned company has developed a unique fencing product designed to attach high-tensile, poly-wire, or barbed-wire to metal T-posts that are commonly used for fences in the region.  These snap-in-place insulators can attach wire to T-posts in six different potions, as seen in the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/01/05/friday-feature-lockjawz-for-t-post-fences/

2017 Panhandle Ag e-News Reader’s Choice Awards

The Panhandle Ag Team would like to thank our subscribers for your regular interest and support of this project, and for your help in spreading the word so more producers sign up each week.The Panhandle Ag e-News project began in April of 2012. Over the past six years, 1,206 articles have been published …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/12/15/2017-panhandle-ag-e-news-readers-choice-awards/

Friday Feature: Cindale Farms 2017 Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award Video

This week’s featured video was produced by the Florida Department of Agriculture (FDACS) to showcase the 2017 Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award winners. Cindale Dairy, near Marianna, FL was one of three Florida farms recognized by FDACS in November 2017.  In addition to the video, you can also read about the dairy in the article that …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/12/15/friday-feature-cindale-farms-2017-agricultural-environmental-leadership-award-video/

Friday Feature: EPD Basics for Bull Selection

This week’s featured video was actually produced by the Panhandle Ag Extension Team.  Bull buying season is upon us, so it is helpful to understand EPDs, and how to use the numbers to select the best bull for the money.  Mark Mauldin, Washington County Extension provides a great overview of why EPDs are so important, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/12/01/friday-feature-epd-basics-for-bull-selection/

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