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. Jackson Cattlemen’s Tour July 21 — July 14, 2017
  2. Friday Feature: As Goes Agriculture, so Goes our Society — July 14, 2017
  3. June Weather Summary and July Forecast — July 7, 2017
  4. Friday Feature: The Peanut Program Works — July 7, 2017
  5. July Cattle and Forage Management Reminders — June 30, 2017

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Jackson Cattlemen’s Tour July 21

2017 JCCA Cattlemen’s Tour 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM CDT, Friday, July 21

The Jackson County Cattlemen’s Association will be hosting a ranch tour on Friday, July 21.  Tour participants will gain insights into hay production, presented by two-time Jackson County Hay Farmer of the Year, Jimmy Alday. The next stop will be at Luke Arnold’s …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/07/14/jackson-cattlemens-tour-july-21/

Friday Feature: As Goes Agriculture, so Goes our Society

This week’s featured video was produced by Growing America.  In this video David Bridges, President of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College summarizes the value of American Agriculture and the need to share this information with young people to encourage them to focus on careers in the agricultural industries.  He provides a great nugget of wisdom …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/07/14/friday-feature-as-goes-agriculture-so-goes-our-society/

June Weather Summary and July Forecast

June was certainly a much wetter month than May.  Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Gulf Counties received 15″ of rainfall (dark purple) with large areas of more than 20″ (white).  Tropical Storm Cindy brought much of the extra rainfall for the month.  The eastern counties were less affected by this storm, but most of the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/07/07/june-weather-summary-and-july-forecast/

Friday Feature: The Peanut Program Works

This week’s featured video was developed by the Southern Peanut Farmers Federation.   They have launched  a campaign called The Peanut Program Works to provide support for the Price Loss Coverage or PLC Program implemented with the 2014 Farm Bill, as lawmakers begin to discuss the next Farm Bill.  This video features …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/07/07/friday-feature-the-peanut-program-works/

July Cattle and 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/2017/06/30/july-cattle-and-forage-management-reminders/

Friday Feature: The Cow Sprayer Automated Fly Control System

Thanks to Nick Simmons, Escambia County Extension for sending in this week’s featured video.  This video highlights an innovation developed by Hue Fussell, a farmer in Ambrose, GA who invented “The Cow Sprayer.”  The Cow Sprayer automatically applies insecticide to every cow as they walk through a portable frame gate.  For just under $3,000 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/30/friday-feature-the-cow-sprayer-automated-fly-control-system/

Friday Feature: Tumblewheel Rolling Electric Fence

Last week we kicked off National Forage Week with a promotional video, so it seemed only fitting to end the celebration with an innovation for grazing management.  Intensive mob grazing, or strip grazing of annual pastures requires a good deal of time and management, if you have to continuously move fences to rotate cattle.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/23/friday-feature-tumblewheel-rolling-electric-fence/

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/

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