Northwest Florida Beef Conference & Trade Show – February 13

Northwest Florida Beef Conference & Trade Show – February 13

Cattle ranchers, employees, and family members from the Tri-state Region (FL, AL, GA) are invited to attend the 34th annual Northwest Florida Beef Conference and Trade Show, to be held on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 in Marianna, Florida.  The Conference will be held...
Precision Feeding After a Challenging Hay Season

Precision Feeding After a Challenging Hay Season

The summer of 2018 has been very challenging for hay production.  The combination of frequent rainfall, and heavy downpours have prevented timely harvest, and also diminished the quality of the hay produced.  The days are getting shorter, grass growth has slowed, so...
Friday Feature:  John Deere Round Bale Accumulator Attachment

Friday Feature: John Deere Round Bale Accumulator Attachment

Last year at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, GA, several farmers shared with me that they saw an interesting innovation from John Deere, an attachment to round balers that allows more control of where bales are place in the hay field after baling.  This week’s...
Friday Feature:  B-Wrap Weather Protection for Hay Bales

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...
Weed of the Week: Prickly Pear Cactus

Weed of the Week: Prickly Pear Cactus

Prickly Pear Cactus is not a pasture weed issue everywhere in Florida, but if you have them, they can be one of the most difficult weeds to control. Prickly Pear Cactus can reproduce through fragmentation, meaning that each pad can separate from the “mother...
Weed of the Week: Spiderwort

Weed of the Week: Spiderwort

Found across the eastern half of the United States, Spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis Raf.) is a perennial species with fleshy stems and long grass-like leaves. Known to some as “Free From God Flowers” due to its purple flower clusters, it is not such a...