In this Issue:
  • Nominate Bulls for the 2017 Florida Bull Test May 1 – June 15
  • Pregnancy Testing Cattle to Save Money
  • May Cattle & Forage Management Reminders
  • Friday Feature: White Angus developed at the University of Florida
  • Converting from Pines to Pastures? Control Weeds before Planting
  • March Cattle Market Price Watch
  • Florida Beef Cattle Short Course – May 3-5
  • April Cattle & Forage Management Reminders
  • Friday Feature: Baxter Black’s Duck & Run Olympics
  • Spring is a Good Time to Scout Pastures for Toxic Weeds
  • Livestock

    Nominate Bulls for the 2017 Florida Bull Test May 1 – June 15

    Nominations will be accepted for the 2017 Florida Bull Test from May 1through June 15, 2017.

    The Florida Bull Test is the only test in the southern United States that offers feed efficiency data on the bulls consigned, through the Feed Efficiency Facility using the GrowSafe System at the UF/IFAS Beef Research Unit near Marianna. …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/04/28/nominate-bulls-for-the-2017-florida-bull-test-may-1-june-15/

    Pregnancy Testing Cattle to Save Money

    2016 was a tough year in the cow-calf business.  Rancher’s incomes were reduced 50% as compared to previous years.  Needless to say, ranchers are looking for methods to reduce costs in 2017.  One proven practice to save money is to pregnancy test the breeding herd, and cull open, or non-pregnant, cows as soon as possible.

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/04/28/pregnancy-testing-cattle-to-save-money/

    May Cattle & Forage Management Reminders

    UF/IFAS Beef Cattle & Forage Specialists, and County Extension Agents serving the Florida Panhandle developed a basic management calendar for cattle producers in the region.  The purpose of this calendar is to provide reminders for management techniques with similar timing to those used at the North Florida Research and Education Center’s Beef Unit, near Marianna, …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/04/28/may-cattle-forage-management-reminders/

    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/

    Converting from Pines to Pastures? Control Weeds before Planting

    With the continued expansion of beef cattle in our area, pasture and hay land is becoming scarce for new producers, and others interested in expanding their operation. Most of the counties in the Florida Panhandle have over 60% of their land in timber. Thousands of acres were put in the CRP program back in the …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/04/21/converting-from-pines-to-pastures-control-weeds-before-planting/

    March Cattle Market Price Watch

    The August 2017 Feeder Cattle futures contract increased by $8.32/cwt. during March. Based on this futures price increase, August Feeder Cattle revenues increased by approximately $62.40/head ($8.32/cwt. * 7.5 cwt.) on a 750-pound feeder steer which amounts to $4,160.00/truckload (50,000 lbs.). The August Feeder Cattle futures contract high, contract low, and price range …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/04/07/march-cattle-market-price-watch/

    Florida Beef Cattle Short Course – May 3-5

    The Florida Beef Cattle Short Course is one of the premier educational events provided annually by the University of Florida.  The 2017 Beef Cattle Short Course will be held May 3-5 in Gainesville, Florida on the campus of the University of Florida. This year marks the 66th year of the Florida Beef Cattle Short …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/31/florida-beef-cattle-short-course-may-3-5/

    April Cattle & Forage Management Reminders

    UF/IFAS Beef Cattle & Forage Specialists, and County Extension Agents serving the Florida Panhandle developed a basic management calendar for cattle producers in the region.  The purpose of this calendar is to provide reminders for management techniques with similar timing to those used at the North Florida Research and Education Center’s Beef Unit, near Marianna, …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/31/april-cattle-forage-management-reminders/

    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/

    Spring is a Good Time to Scout Pastures for Toxic Weeds

    Spring is a good time to walk your pastures to scout for toxic weeds. Summer pastures are just greening up, but are still short, and warm season weeds are just beginning to pop up out of the ground.  In almost every case, it is much easier to kill small weeds as young plants, than to …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/24/spring-is-a-good-time-to-scout-pastures-for-toxic-weeds/

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