In this Issue:
  • Perennial Peanut Field Day – May 31
  • Friday Feature: B-Wrap Weather Protection for Hay Bales
  • Sun South Hay Equipment Demonstration Day – April 26
  • Highlights, Presentations, and Decision Aids from the 2018 Northwest Florida Beef Conference
  • Three Florida Farms Recognized through the SE Hay Contest
  • Friday Feature: Baler-Wrapper Combo for Baleage
  • Proper Hay Storage Can Save You Money
  • Friday Feature: Protecting Hay Quality at Harvest
  • Friday Feature: Southeast Hay Contest Video
  • Tritcale is Gaining Popularity with Dairy and Beef Cattle Producers
  • Baleage

    Perennial Peanut Field Day – May 31

    The annual Perennial Peanut Field Day will be held Thursday May 31, 2018 at the University of Florida’s North Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy, Florida.  (155 Research Road, Quincy, Florida 32351)  There will be five presentations related to perennial peanut production, and a field tour of research plots at the station.  There will …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/05/25/perennial-peanut-field-day-may-31/

    Friday Feature: B-Wrap Weather Protection for Hay Bales

    On Thursday of this week, Sun South John Deere hosted a Hay Equipment Demo Day at the UF/IFAS Marianna Beef Research Unit.  Participants at the event got to see a new product called B-Wrap demonstrated.  This week’s featured video was produced by Tama Farm Grown Solutions to introduce their partnership with John …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/04/27/friday-feature-b-wrap-weather-protection-for-hay-bales/

    Sun South Hay Equipment Demonstration Day – April 26

    Hay producers are invited to come to a hay equipment demonstration field day at the Beef Unit of the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center, on Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. (4925 Highway 162 Greenwood, FL 32446).  Registration begins at 9:30 AM, and lunch will be provided. …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/04/06/sun-south-hay-equipment-demonstration-day-april-26/

    Highlights, Presentations, and Decision Aids from the 2018 Northwest Florida Beef Conference

    The 33rd annual Northwest Florida Beef Conference & Trade Show was held on Wednesday, February 14.  A record crowd of 180 ranchers, cattle industry professionals, and extension faculty participated in the event. There were five educational presentations, as well as a Trade Show of 21 businesses and organizations that provide products and services to the …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/02/23/highlights-presentations-and-decision-aids-from-the-2018-northwest-florida-beef-conference/

    Three Florida Farms Recognized through the SE Hay Contest

    The winners of the 2017 Southeast Hay Contest were recognized on Tuesday, October 17 at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia.  Seldom Rest Farm, Pulaski, TN was the overall winner with their entry of extremely high quality alfalfa hay with a relative forage quality (RFQ) score was 269.  Three Florida farms were also …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/10/27/three-florida-farms-recognized-through-the-se-hay-contest/

    Friday Feature: Baler-Wrapper Combo for Baleage

    At the Sunbelt Ag Expo, I had the opportunity to visit with numerous local farmers who stopped by the UF/IFAS Extension barn.   I enjoyed asking them, “What was the coolest thing you saw today?”  Several Florida farmers shared with excitement that they had seen a demonstration of McHale forage equipment that can …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/10/27/friday-feature-baler-wrapper-combo-for-baleage/

    Proper Hay Storage Can Save You Money

    Evan Anderson, Walton County Agriculture Agent

    If you grow or purchase hay to feed livestock, you probably know that not all hay is created equal. There are a number of factors that contribute to the quality of the bale you end up with. If you’re relying on hay to provide your …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/10/06/proper-hay-storage-can-save-you-money/

    Friday Feature: Protecting Hay Quality at Harvest

    Massey Ferguson and Dr. Dennis Hancock, UGA Forage Extension Specialist have teamed up to produce a video series called “A Cut Above the Rest” with tips on how to harvest high quality hay.  In the first video Dr. Hancock explains RFQ (Relative Forage Quality) scores being used to evaluate the quality of hay …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/10/06/friday-feature-protecting-hay-quality-at-harvest/

    Friday Feature: Southeast Hay Contest Video

    The Southeast Hay Contest was started 14 years ago to showcase the excellent quality hay that is produced in the South.  If you take pride in producing high quality hay, this is an opportunity to see how the best hay you produce compares to other farms in the region.  This week’s featured video was …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/09/08/friday-feature-southeast-hay-contest-video/

    Tritcale is Gaining Popularity with Dairy and Beef Cattle Producers

    Ann Blount, Cheryl Mackowiak, Nick DiLorenzo and Jose Dubeux, UF/IFAS NFREC Marianna

    Triticale is a winter forage that is gaining in popularity in the Southeast. The name might sound unfamiliar (pronounced trit-i-kay-lee), but it has become increasingly sought after in recent years.  Dairy farmers in the Southeast have had success using triticale for silage production. …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/05/19/tritcale-is-gaining-popularity-with-dairy-and-beef-cattle-producers/

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