In this Issue:
  • Jackson Cattlemen’s Tour July 21
  • Cattle Fly Control Tips
  • Cattle Markets Slide into Summer Decline
  • July Cattle and Forage Management Reminders
  • Friday Feature: The Cow Sprayer Automated Fly Control System
  • Time to Start Planning for Heifer Development
  • Is the Old Refrigerator at Your Cowpens or Barn Reducing the Effectiveness of Your Vaccines?
  • Cassava – A Crop for the Back Forty
  • How Do I Legally Sell Beef from My Livestock Operation in Florida?
  • Nominations Open For The Florida Heifer Development Program
  • Beef Cattle

    Jackson Cattlemen’s Tour July 21

    2017 JCCA Cattlemen’s Tour 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM CDT, Friday, July 21

    The Jackson County Cattlemen’s Association will be hosting a ranch tour on Friday, July 21.  Tour participants will gain insights into hay production, presented by two-time Jackson County Hay Farmer of the Year, Jimmy Alday. The next stop will be at Luke Arnold’s …

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    Cattle Fly Control Tips

    Dr. Lew Strickland, Extension Veterinarian,Department of Animal Science,University of Tennessee

    Now that warm weather has arrived, everyone will start to focus on all the chores that have to be done to “gear” up for the upcoming season, including fly control. Fly infestation reduces performance and the economic loss from each horn …

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    Cattle Markets Slide into Summer Decline

    Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist

    With July 4 wholesale beef purchases complete,  beef prices have dropped sharply the past ten days.  Beef and cattle markets, have defied gravity by staying stronger, longer than most expected this spring.  However, with seasonal pressure prevailing, beef and cattle markets have weakened and …

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    July Cattle and Forage Management Reminders

    UF/IFAS Beef Cattle & Forage Specialists, and County Extension Agents serving the Florida Panhandle worked to develop a basic management calendar for cattle producers.  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 Research Unit, Marianna, Florida.  …

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    Friday Feature: The Cow Sprayer Automated Fly Control System

    Thanks to Nick Simmons, Escambia County Extension for sending in this week’s featured video.  This video highlights an innovation developed by Hue Fussell, a farmer in Ambrose, GA who invented “The Cow Sprayer.”  The Cow Sprayer automatically applies insecticide to every cow as they walk through a portable frame gate.  For just under $3,000 …

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    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/

    Is the Old Refrigerator at Your Cowpens or Barn Reducing the Effectiveness of Your Vaccines?

    Gant Mourer, Beef Value Enhancement Specialist Oklahoma State University

    Respiratory disease in cattle, also known as BRD, shipping fever or pneumonia may cost the U.S. cattle industry over $2 billion annually (Powell 2013). Management techniques can offset much of this cost, and having a good vaccination program can maintain the health of a calf …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/16/is-your-old-refrigerator-at-your-cowpens-or-barn-reducing-the-effectiveness-of-your-vaccines/

    Cassava – A Crop for the Back Forty

    Cassava, also called yuca (not to be confused with the ornamental plant Yucca), tapioca, or manioc in other regions of the world, is a tropical root crop native to South America.  Cassava belongs to the Euphorbiaceae family, which is known for plants with milky sap and includes plants like poinsettias and spurge.  The cassava root is …

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    How Do I Legally Sell Beef from My Livestock Operation in Florida?

    You have worked hard raising quality beef and demand for locally grown food is increasing.  Perhaps you have considered selling meat from your livestock operation, but have found the regulations to be somewhat daunting.  This article highlights two UF/IFAS Publications which focus on this topic and provide answers to the many questions related to …

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    Nominations Open For The Florida Heifer Development Program

    The 2017-2018 Florida Heifer Development Program began accepting nominations of heifers on June 1, 2017. Last year the program developed 79 head of commercial and purebred heifers for producers from Georgia, Alabama, and Florida.

    The program was designed to meet the following objectives:

    1) To successfully develop beef replacement heifers for cattle producers using research-based …

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