Mark Mauldin

Author's details

Name: Mark Mauldin
Date registered: June 21, 2013
URL: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu

Biography

I am the Agriculture and Natural Resources agent in Washington County. My program areas include livestock and forage, row crops, and pond management.

Latest posts

  1. Beef Cattle Basics Session 4 – Pasture Management July 12 — June 29, 2018
  2. Productive Pastures & Natural Resource Stewardship – Lunch and Discussion – July 17 — June 29, 2018
  3. Don’t Let Under-Performing Cows Hide in Your Herd — May 4, 2018
  4. Beef Cattle Basics Session 2 – Reproduction Management – May 8 — May 4, 2018
  5. Management of Cool-Season Forages is Especially Crucial this Year — February 16, 2018

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Beef Cattle Basics Session 4 – Pasture Management July 12

Session 4 of Beef Cattle Basics – Pasture Management will be Thursday, July 12. Beef Cattle Basics is an educational series provided by UF/IFAS Extension, designed to give new or beginning producers a solid educational foundation for their beef cattle enterprises.

Beef Cattle Basics will address six topics that are essential to beef operations of any size:

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/06/29/beef-cattle-basics-session-4-pasture-management-july-12/

Productive Pastures & Natural Resource Stewardship – Lunch and Discussion – July 17

Join us for a sponsored lunch on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Chipley. In addition to a good meal you’ll hear about strategies, techniques, and resources available to help you effectively manage your pastures to ensure productivity and environmental stewardship. The program will begin at 11:00 am CDT and conclude at 1:00 pm with optional …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/06/29/productive-pastures-natural-resource-stewardship-lunch-and-discussion-july-17/

Don’t Let Under-Performing Cows Hide in Your Herd

There is a mountain of good research data out there that shows that one of the best cattle herd management strategies is a defined breeding season.  The breeding season should be less than 120 days, and ideally should be 60 – 90 days to see all the associated management benefits.  If you are unclear regarding …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/05/04/dont-let-under-performing-cows-hide-in-your-herd/

Beef Cattle Basics Session 2 – Reproduction Management – May 8

Beef Cattle Basics is an educational series provided by UF/IFAS Extension, which has been designed to give new and experienced producers a solid educational foundation for their beef cattle enterprises. Beef Cattle Basics will address six topics that are essential to beef operations of any size:

  • Forages – Variety Selection and Establishment Procedures
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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/05/04/beef-cattle-basics-six-part-series-begins-april-12/

    Management of Cool-Season Forages is Especially Crucial this Year

    Cool-season annuals (ryegrass, small grains, clovers, etc.) are a vital part of our forage systems here in Northwest Florida and throughout the Southeast. Generally speaking, cool-season annuals are the highest quality forage we are able to produce. The significance of these forages is evidenced by the fact that many producers time their calving seasons so …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/02/16/management-of-cool-season-forages-is-especially-crucial-this-year/

    Do the Math First Before Purchasing Feed to Supplement Hay

    Two general statements to begin the discussion:

  • Florida grass hay is generally not sufficient to meet the nutritional needs of a lactating brood cow.
  • A fall/early winter calving season is a fairly standard practice in Northwest Florida.
  • These two statements imply that most lactating brood cows will be fed hay this winter that is incapable …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/11/17/do-the-math-first-before-purchasing-feed-to-supplement-hay/

    Evaluate Forage Production While the Grass is Still Growing

    There has been a delightful coolness in the air these first few “post Irma” days. Don’t be fooled, it’s not fall yet. Mid-September, in Florida, is definitely still summer and pasture grass should not be in short supply in the summer. This is a good time of year to evaluate your operation’s forage production ability.

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/09/15/evaluate-forage-production-while-the-grass-is-still-growing/

    Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Contact with Live Poultry

    Last summer the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported 611 people from 45 states got Salmonella infections from contact with their poultry.  This year, through the end of May 2017, 372 people from 47 states have gotten sick from Salmonella infections related to poultry.  Of the 372, 71 were hospitalized, and 133 (36%) of …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/07/07/salmonella-outbreaks-linked-to-contact-with-live-poultry-2/

    Tips for Successful Pond Weed Management

    Every year as the temperatures get warmer the number of calls related to weed problems in fish ponds increases. That was the case this year also, with one notable difference; the calls started coming in March and April, not June and July as they would during a “typical” year. Aquatic weeds typically die back or …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/16/tips-for-successful-pond-weed-management/

    Cool Season Forages – What Grew Well this Year

    Every fall producers select which cool season forage varieties they want to utilize in their operations and by the following spring some are happy with the choices they made and others are not. In an effort to help producers make a more informed decision, UF/IFAS personnel, with funding from the Florida Milk Check-Off, plant a …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/24/cool-season-forages-what-grew-well-this-year/

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