In this Issue:
  • Jackson County Cattlemen’s Ranch Tour – July 12
  • Friday Feature: Cattle Ranching in Hawaii
  • Fly Control is Important for Cattle Herds Over the Summer
  • Ticks: A Health Risk for Livestock and their Owners
  • Water Requirements for Beef Cattle
  • Weed of the Week: Perilla Mint
  • Thinning the Pawpaw Patch in Your Pastures
  • Bull Calf Evaluation and Marketing Workshop – May 18
  • Friday Feature: Karl Kressman’s the Cow Truck & the Convertible
  • Don’t Let Under-Performing Cows Hide in Your Herd
  • Beef Cattle

    Jackson County Cattlemen’s Ranch Tour – July 12

    The Jackson County Cattlemen’s Association will be hosting their annual Ranch Tour on Thursday, July 12, 2018.  Participation is open to interested cattle producers from across the Tri-state region. Tour participants will meet at 8:45 AM Central time at the grass parking lot for the Marianna High School Baseball & Football Fields, north of …

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    Friday Feature: Cattle Ranching in Hawaii

    This week’s featured video was produced by the Hawaii Cattlemen’s Council to showcase the long, rich tradition of raising cattle in Hawaii. In 2015, Hawaii’s ranches marketed 43,250 head of high-quality cattle. Beef production makes a significant economic impact to the state of Hawaii.  Watch this video to learn about the “Paniolos” …

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    Fly Control is Important for Cattle Herds Over the Summer

    The temperature has risen across the Southeastern United States, and so has the water in rain gauges in many areas. For cattle producers this brings on much needed summer forages, hay production, and time to evaluate their cattle after a mild spring. This time of year also brings on one of the most common nuisance …

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    Ticks: A Health Risk for Livestock and their Owners

     

    Most people can probably tell you that ticks carry Lyme disease. This bacterial disease can cause long-term health problems for humans if left untreated, but it is thankfully relatively rare to find in Florida (132 confirmed cases in 2016). Though Lyme disease may be the best known tick-borne disease, there are others, such …

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    Water Requirements for Beef Cattle

    When producers think about nutritional requirements for beef cattle, protein, energy, and minerals often come to mind. However, none of the above-mentioned nutrients will meet an animal’s needs without adequate water consumption.

    There are minimum amounts of water required for growth, fetal development, lactation and the replacement of water from urine and evaporation (Table 1).  …

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    Weed of the Week: Perilla Mint

    Perilla Mint is a toxic ornamental that has escaped from landscapes in the Southern U.S. and is now an established pasture weed. As a summer annual it grows in shaded areas up to a height of 2 feet tall. It is often identified by its purple shading on the undersides of the leaves. All parts …

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    Thinning the Pawpaw Patch in Your Pastures

    Pawpaws (Asimina spp.) are members of the custard family, and 10 species are known to occur in the state.  Of these 10, fourpetal pawpaw (Asimina tetramera) is on the endangered species list, but this species is found primarily in coastal pine scrub habitats in Martin and Palm Beach counties.  Most pawpaw species in Florida are …

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    Bull Calf Evaluation and Marketing Workshop – May 18

    The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is holding a hands-on workshop geared toward purebred beef producers on Friday, May 18, 2018.  A Bull Calf Evaluation and Marketing workshop will be held at the Southern Cattle Company Farm, near Dothan, AL from 1:30 to 4:30 PM.

    According to Rickey Hudson, Animal Science and Forages Regional Extension Agent, …

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    Friday Feature: Karl Kressman’s the Cow Truck & the Convertible

    This week’s featured video is a humorous selection of Rawhide tales with Karl Kressman.  Karl Kressman is a well known cowboy and Longhorn cattle breeder in Jackson County, FL.  Instead of writing down his memoirs he has created a YouTube video series to share his tales of humorous adventures of rodeoing and working …

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    Don’t Let Under-Performing Cows Hide in Your Herd

    There is a mountain of good research data out there that shows that one of the best cattle herd management strategies is a defined breeding season.  The breeding season should be less than 120 days, and ideally should be 60 – 90 days to see all the associated management benefits.  If you are unclear regarding …

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