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. Do the Math First Before Purchasing Feed to Supplement Hay — November 17, 2017
  2. Evaluate Forage Production While the Grass is Still Growing — September 15, 2017
  3. Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Contact with Live Poultry — July 7, 2017
  4. Tips for Successful Pond Weed Management — June 16, 2017
  5. Cool Season Forages – What Grew Well this Year — March 24, 2017

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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/

    Bull Buying – Focus on Value Not Just Price

    2017 is shaping up to be another year of tight margins for cattle producers. As much as ranchers would like to limit expenses during market downturns, some expenditures can’t be postponed. Bulls fall into this category.  The necessity of having an adequate number of bulls goes without saying. When bull buying time and lackluster market …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/01/13/bull-buying-focus-on-value-not-just-price/

    Don’t Rush Wildlife Plot Plantings – Wait on Rain

    It should be too late in the year for an article about cool season food plots; they should already be up and growing, at the very least planted. It’s November, archery season has begun, the fall food plot ship should have already sailed. However, due to the incredibly dry weather we’ve had for the past …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/11/04/dont-rush-wildlife-plot-plantings-wait-on-rain/

    New Rules for Medicated Feed Go Into Effect in January

    On January 1, 2017 medicated feeds for livestock will no longer be sold “over-the-counter” (OTC) through feed dealers. Under the direction of the US Food and Drug Administration, feeds that include antimicrobial drugs will be transitioning to Veterinary Feed Directive Status (VFD). VFD drugs will be “limited to use under the professional supervision …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/08/05/new-rules-for-medicated-feed-go-into-effect-in-january/

    Cute Baby Chicks and Your Chickens Can Make You Sick

    Last summer the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reported 181 people from 40 states got Salmonella infections from contact with their poultry.  This year, through the end of June 2016, 611 people from 45 states have gotten sick from Salmonella infections related to poultry.  Of the 611, 138 were hospitalized, and 195 (32%) were …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/07/29/cute-baby-chicks-and-your-chickens-can-make-you-sick/

    Spring Growth Differences in Bahiagrass Varieties

    Let me begin with a disclaimer; this article contains no research data and no recommendations, but only some observations that I thought might be useful to those of you thinking about perennial forage options.

    All of the pictures included in this article were taken in the Forage Demonstration Garden at the Washington County Extension Office …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/05/13/spring-growth-differences-in-bahiagrass-varieties/

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