Kalyn Waters

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Name: Kalyn Waters
Date registered: February 11, 2016
URL: http://holmes.ufl.ifas.edu

Biography

Holmes County Extension Director working in the areas of Agricultural Management in row crop, natural resources, livestock and forage production. Specialized in Beef Cattle Production in the area of reproductive, nutritional and finical management.

Latest posts

  1. Water Requirements for Beef Cattle — May 25, 2018
  2. Weed of the Week: Perilla Mint — May 25, 2018
  3. Cattlemen Conversations: An Educational Video Series for Cattle Producers — April 27, 2018
  4. Weed of the Week: Lantana — April 13, 2018
  5. Spring Field Day and Cattlemen’s Social – April 21 — April 13, 2018

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Water Requirements for Beef Cattle

When producers think about nutritional requirements for beef cattle, protein, energy, and minerals often come to mind. However, none of the above-mentioned nutrients will meet an animal’s needs without adequate water consumption.

There are minimum amounts of water required for growth, fetal development, lactation and the replacement of water from urine and evaporation (Table 1).  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/05/25/water-requirements-for-mature-beef-cattle/

Weed of the Week: Perilla Mint

Perilla Mint is a toxic ornamental that has escaped from landscapes in the Southern U.S. and is now an established pasture weed. As a summer annual it grows in shaded areas up to a height of 2 feet tall. It is often identified by its purple shading on the undersides of the leaves. All parts …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/05/25/weed-of-the-week-perilla-mint/

Cattlemen Conversations: An Educational Video Series for Cattle Producers

Cattle producers are required to navigate a diverse range of management challenges, and make decisions that impact not only their current production cycle, but have lasting impact for years to come. For this reason, producers need to be current on trends, technologies, markets, nutrition, health, reproduction and more! In order to create a convenient, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/04/27/cattlemen-conversations-an-educational-video-series-for-cattle-producers/

Weed of the Week: Lantana

 

First introduced into the southern states as a perennial ornamental, Lantana is easily identified during the growing season by its vibrant multi-colored flowers. Currently, Lantana is listed as one of the top 10 more troublesome weeds in Florida, with documented occurrences in 58 of 67 counties. While it is still sold as an ornamental, commercially …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/04/13/weed-of-the-week-lantana/

Spring Field Day and Cattlemen’s Social – April 21

The Holmes County Cattlemen’s Association and UF/IFAS Extension Holmes County are excited to present the Spring Field Day and Cattlemen’s Social on April 21, 2018. This event will be hosted at the Williams’ Farm hay barn near the Poplar Springs High School. The field day portion will run from 3 P.M. until 5:30 P.M.CST with the social …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/04/13/spring-field-day-and-cattlemens-social-april-21/

Weed of the Week: Prickly Pear Cactus

Prickly Pear Cactus is not a pasture weed issue everywhere in Florida, but if you have them, they can be one of the most difficult weeds to control. Prickly Pear Cactus can reproduce through fragmentation, meaning that each pad can separate from the “mother plant” and set roots, and become a new plant. Because Prickly Pear Cactus …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/04/06/weed-of-the-week-prickly-pear-cactus/

Weed of the Week: Spiderwort

Found across the eastern half of the United States, Spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis Raf.) is a perennial species with fleshy stems and long grass-like leaves. Known to some as “Free From God Flowers” due to its purple flower clusters, it is not such a blessing to pasture owners and hay producers. Spiderwort is an issue for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/03/16/weed-of-the-week-spiderwort/

Weed of the Week: Crabgrass

 

Crabgrass plays dual roles in the forage systems of the southeast. In many cases, it is considered to be a weed when it is causing competition issues in Bahia and Bermuda grass pastures. However, it also has potential as a forage and hay crop. There are two widely recognized species of crabgrass: Hairy or Large …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/03/02/weed-of-the-week-crabgrass/

Weed of the Week: Dogfennel

If you don’t know Dogfennel by name, odds are you have seen it! Dogfennel is a common pest in pastures in the Southeastern U.S.  Dogfennel is especially troublesome in pastures that are overgrazed, with poor fertility. It is an aggressive native perennial that is found in the Southeastern United States. While some believe that Dogfennel is only …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/02/23/weed-of-the-week-dogfennel/

Weed of the Week: Common Ragweed

Ragweed is a native plant of North America. It is a herbaceous plant that is common in tropical and subtropic environments, belonging to the Asteraceae family. Common in roadsides, canal banks, ditches, near buildings and in poorly managed lawns, it is also a major issue for cultivated fields in many areas of Florida. Flowering …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/02/16/weed-of-the-week-common-ragweed/

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