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Date registered: July 8, 2013

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  1. Introducing the New UF Hay Balancer Decision-Aid for Cattle Ranchers — February 23, 2018
  2. The Impact of Shade on Cattle Performance in the Florida Panhandle — December 1, 2017
  3. Time to Start Planning for Heifer Development — June 23, 2017
  4. High-Fiber Cotton and Peanut Byproducts aid Free-Choice Cattle Feeding — January 27, 2017
  5. Which Winter Annual Should You Plant for Optimal Cattle Performance? — November 11, 2016

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Introducing the New UF Hay Balancer Decision-Aid for Cattle Ranchers

Nicolas DiLorenzo, UF/IFAS State Beef Specialist

At the recent Northwest Beef Conference conducted in Marianna, Dr. Nicolas DiLorenzo, UF/IFAS State Beef Specialist,  introduced the UF Hay Balancer, a spreadsheet that can be used to calculate the most cost effective way to supplement cattle through the winter.  The UF Hay Balancer is a decision-aid tool …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/02/23/introducing-the-new-uf-hay-balancer-decision-aid-for-cattle-ranchers/

The Impact of Shade on Cattle Performance in the Florida Panhandle

Lautaro Rostoll, Jose Dubeux, and Nicolas DiLorenzo, University of Florida NFREC

Cattle producers in the Southeast have often asked questions about the need for shade, and its impact on performance.  While plenty of information is available on heat stress on cattle fed finishing diets in the Midwest, surprisingly not as much information is available …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/12/01/the-impact-of-shade-on-cattle-performance-in-the-florida-panhandle/

Time to Start Planning for Heifer Development

Nicolas DiLorenzo, State Beef Specialist, University of Florida NFREC

Even in this current, somewhat depressed, cattle market, replacement females for the Florida commercial cow herd are an annual expense of approximately $400 million.  Development and selection of the best females to join a productive herd is one of the most challenging aspects of a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/23/time-to-start-planning-heifer-development/

High-Fiber Cotton and Peanut Byproducts aid Free-Choice Cattle Feeding

Nicolas DiLorenzo, State Beef Specialist, University of Florida NFREC What can you feed in bulk to cattle free-choice?

One of the most common questions that county agents and state specialists receive this time of the year is: what commodity feed can I use to supplement cattle free-choice? (provided in bulk feeders to cattle as …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/01/27/high-fiber-cotton-and-peanut-byproducts-aid-free-choice-cattle-feeding/

Which Winter Annual Should You Plant for Optimal Cattle Performance?

Nicolas DiLorenzo, State Beef Specialist, University of Florida NFREC

Successful business people will say that one of the keys to maintaining a high level of productivity in a company relies, partially, in making good decisions. The ability to stay competitive in any enterprise is often related to the ability to access and interpret …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/11/11/which-winter-annual-should-you-plant-for-optimal-cattle-performance/

Grazing Weaned Calves on Bahiagrass Pastures – Key Points to Consider

Nicolas DiLorenzo and Darren Henry, UF/IFAS NFREC Beef Research Unit, Marianna

Producers across the Southeast are having to make some tough decisions this summer. The calf market has fallen off considerably, so should you sell at weaning, or should you keep your calves grazing on good pasture and sell later with …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/07/01/grazing-weaned-calves-on-bahiagrass-pastures-key-points-to-consider/

How Much Winter Forage Do Cattle Consume in a Day?

Nicolas DiLorenzo, State Beef Specialist, University of Florida NFREC

You often hear from university cattle specialists, extension agents, nutritionists, your neighbor, and anyone else you may ask about winter supplementation, that planning ahead is one of the keys for success. By making sure we know how much feed resources we will need (hay …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/02/19/how-much-winter-forage-do-cattle-consume-in-a-day/

Carinata Meal: A Potential Feed Supplement

Nicolas DiLorenzo and Tessa Schulmeister, University of Florida NFREC, Marianna Florida

Around this time of year as days begin to shorten, we are reminded that the time is approaching when we need to think about our beef cattle winter feeding strategy. You may have heard many times from us at the University of Florida …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/09/18/carinata-meal-a-potential-feed-supplement/

Nutrition of the Beef Herd During Transition into Summer

Nicolas DiLorenzo, Beef Specialist, University of Florida NFREC

When it comes to beef cattle herd nutrition we often talk about two critical transition periods in Northwest Florida where we need to pay special attention to grazing management., and possibly even strategic supplementation.

The first critical period is at the end of the summer, when our …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/05/01/nutrition-of-the-beef-herd-during-transition-into-summer/

Liquid Feeds for Winter Cattle Supplementation

Nicolas DiLorenzo, State Beef Specialist, University of Florida NFREC

There’s nothing like the cold mornings of the past two days to remind us about the importance of supplementing our cattle herds with high-energy feeds to help them maintain their body temperature. The thermoneutral zone is defined as the range of temperatures in which cattle are …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2014/11/21/liquid-feeds-for-winter-cattle-supplementation/

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