In this Issue:
  • Friday Feature: White Angus developed at the University of Florida
  • Friday Feature: Portable Chainsaw Sawmill
  • Friday Feature: Remote Control Boat for Pond Herbicide Application
  • Friday Feature: Baxter Black’s Duck & Run Olympics
  • Friday Feature: Video Tour of a Beef Packing Plant with Temple Grandin
  • Friday Feature: Destructive Wildfires in the Plains
  • Friday Feature: Cordless Fence Staple Gun
  • Friday Feature: Ear Tags that Identify Sick Cattle
  • Friday Feature: Florida Ranchers Working Together to Supply Local Beef
  • Pecan Harvest Equipment Demonstration Video
  • Feature Video

    Friday Feature: White Angus developed at the University of Florida

    This week’s featured video highlights the White Angus breed of cattle being developed at the UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center, in Ona, Florida.  These are not purebred Angus, but a line of cattle that are approximately 3/4 blood Angus that have dark skin but light colored hair coat.  When White Angus …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/04/28/friday-feature-white-angus-developed-at-the-university-of-florida/

    Friday Feature: Portable Chainsaw Sawmill

    This week’s feature video highlights a handy innovation for farmers and ranchers.  A tool that allows you to uses your ladder and chainsaw as a portable sawmill.  Norwood Sawmills makes the PortaMill that landowners can use to convert logs into valuable lumber for less than $1,000.  With the PortaMill, you use your chainsaw as …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/04/21/friday-feature-portable-chainsaw-saw-mill/

    Friday Feature: Remote Control Boat for Pond Herbicide Application

    This week’s featured video highlights an innovation for managing pond weeds.  Lake Restoration Incorporated has developed a remote control, miniature air-boat for applying pond herbicides.  Spraying weeds can be a real challenge for pond owners, but this product could make aquatic herbicide application fun.  The TORMADA application boat will hold one gallon …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/04/07/friday-feature-remote-control-boat-for-pond-herbicide-application/

    Friday Feature: Baxter Black’s Duck & Run Olympics

    For the past few weeks I have shared more serious videos, so I thought it might be good to lighten up the mood a little this week and feature a video of America’s funniest veterinarian, Baxter Black.  Baxter has produced a number of humorous cowboy poetry videos, but this one is especially appropriate for this …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/31/friday-feature-baxter-blacks-duck-run-olympics/

    Friday Feature: Video Tour of a Beef Packing Plant with Temple Grandin

    This weeks featured video provides an honest look at how cattle are handled at meat packing plants.  Dr Temple Grandin, Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University, widely considered to be the world’s leading expert on humane animal handling, created the “Glass Walls Project” to show people the truth about humane animal …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/24/friday-feature-video-tour-of-a-beef-packing-plant-with-temple-grandin/

    Friday Feature: Destructive Wildfires in the Plains

    On Monday March 6, unique weather conditions including a passing cold front, high winds, and low humidity fueled raging wildfires from Texas to Colorado that burned over 1 million acres.  In the wake of these extremely fast moving fires, thousands of cattle and seven people were killed.  This week’s featured videos  provide an overview of …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/17/friday-feature-destructive-wildfires-in-the-plains/

    Friday Feature: Cordless Fence Staple Gun

    This week’s featured video is a really cool innovation for building or repairing fences, a cordless fence staple gun made by the STOCKade Company in New Zealand.  Anyone who has ever built or repaired farm fences will want one of these tools.  Unfortunately, the cordless model costs $1,379, but even so it is …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/10/friday-feature-cordless-fence-staple-gun/

    Friday Feature: Ear Tags that Identify Sick Cattle

    This week’s featured videos highlight a new high-tech tool that feedyards, stocker operations, and maybe even cow-calf operations can utilize to aid in quick identification of sick cattle for immediate care.  Quantified Ag has developed a “Smart Ear Tag” that can identifying sick cattle. Their tags constantly monitor cattle and alert cowboys when …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/03/friday-feature-ear-tags-that-identify-sick-cattle/

    Friday Feature: Florida Ranchers Working Together to Supply Local Beef

    A new cooperative, Florida Cattle Ranchers LLC is developing a branded beef program to supply Florida born and raised beef to Florida consumers.  Their slogan is “Rare Beef – Well Done.”  This week’s featured video highlights what this group of cattle producers is striving to accomplish.

    Florida Cattle Ranchers, LLC is …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/02/24/friday-feature-florida-ranchers-working-together-to-supply-local-beef/

    Pecan Harvest Equipment Demonstration Video

    The Texas Pecan Short Course is an annual, four day training offered by Texas A&M University. The short course teaches pecan orchard managers and prospective pecan growers how to plant, grow, harvest, and market pecans. A harvest equipment demonstration is one of the hands-on activities offered during this training. The following video that provides …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/02/17/pecan-harvest-equipment-demonstration-video/

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