Kalyn Waters

Author's details

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. Nominations Open For The Florida Heifer Development Program — June 2, 2017
  2. Natural Service Synchronization for the Cow Herd — May 5, 2017
  3. Nominate Bulls for the 2017 Florida Bull Test May 1 – June 15 — April 28, 2017
  4. Genomics Workshop for Cattle Producers – March 23 — March 3, 2017
  5. Dr. Cliff Lamb Accepts Position at Texas A&M University — February 24, 2017

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Nominations Open For The Florida Heifer Development Program

The 2017-2018 Florida Heifer Development Program began accepting nominations of heifers on June 1, 2017. Last year the program developed 79 head of commercial and purebred heifers for producers from Georgia, Alabama, and Florida.

The program was designed to meet the following objectives:

1) To successfully develop beef replacement heifers for cattle producers using research-based …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/02/nominations-open-for-the-florida-heifer-development-program/

Natural Service Synchronization for the Cow Herd

The benefits of estrous synchronization to enhance artificial insemination (AI) are well established in the beef industry, however, in the United States, 94.2% of the cows are bred by natural service (bull breeding).  Estrous synchronization can also be a useful tool for natural service to get more calves born early in the calving season.  Understanding …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/05/05/natural-service-synchronization-for-the-cow-herd/

Nominate Bulls for the 2017 Florida Bull Test May 1 – June 15

Nominations will be accepted for the 2017 Florida Bull Test from May 1through June 15, 2017.

The Florida Bull Test is the only test in the southern United States that offers feed efficiency data on the bulls consigned, through the Feed Efficiency Facility using the GrowSafe System at the UF/IFAS Beef Research Unit near Marianna. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/04/28/nominate-bulls-for-the-2017-florida-bull-test-may-1-june-15/

Genomics Workshop for Cattle Producers – March 23

Over the last decade, cattle production has experienced technological growth unmatched in the industry’s history. Currently, cattle producers are faced with making management decisions on how to integrate these advancements into their operations, and determining if they will increase profitability.

Two of the largest areas of technological advancements have come in the field of genomics …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/03/genomics-workshop-for-cattle-producers-march-23/

Dr. Cliff Lamb Accepts Position at Texas A&M University

This week marks the end of a very successful era at the North Florida Research and Education Center in Marianna, FL . Dr. Cliff Lamb, has received the honor of being selected to serve as the Department Head and Professor for the Department of Animal Science, at the renowned Texas A&M University in College Station, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/02/24/dr-cliff-lamb-accepts-position-at-texas-am-university/

Be Aware of the Dosage Differences between Prostaglandin Products for Estrous Synchronization

Synchronization protocols can be confusing, especially for producers new to Artificial Insemination (A.I.), however with a new product on the market, even the most experienced producers need to be aware of dosage differences in prostaglandin products, even if they have been using them for years.

First off, this article is not meant to endorse one …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/02/17/be-aware-of-dosage-differences-between-prostaglandin-products-for-estrous-synchronization/

Panhandle Hay Production Conference and Trade Show – January 25

Regardless of weather conditions, the ability to supply ample and nutritious forage is critical for livestock production.  Learn more about this topic at the Hay Production Conference and Trade Show on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at the Holmes County Ag Center, 1169 E Hwy 90, Bonifay FL.  Presentation topics will include: Fertility and Relative …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/01/06/panhandle-hay-production-conference-and-trade-show-january-25/

Florida Heifer Development Program Hosts Workshop January 6

The investment of time and resources that are required for replacement heifer develop is substantial. However, effective heifer development is critical for continued success within a cattle production system. Research has provided developmental benchmark and practice establishment that will lead to effective heifer development. In addition, advancements in technologies, such as artificial insemination and estrous …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/12/16/florida-heifer-development-program-hosts-workshop-january-6/

Enhancing the Market Value of Your Next Calf Crop

According the 2007-2008 USDA Reference of Beef Cow-calf Management Practices in the United States, approximately two-thirds of cattle operations (60.7%) used an auction market as the primary method of sale for weaned steers & bulls. These auction markets are a cornerstone of the American cattle industry, so it makes sense to utilize the owners …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/09/23/enhancing-the-market-value-of-your-next-calf-crop/

Horn Fly Control for Beef Cattle

With a warm winter in the southeast and an early spring, many producers are already noticing the presence of flies in their beef cattle herds. The most common and costly of these flies is the Horn Fly. It is estimated that economic losses due to horn flies are $36 million per year in Florida. Horn …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/05/06/horn-fly-control-for-beef-cattle/

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