In this Issue:
  • Introducing the New UF Hay Balancer Decision-Aid for Cattle Ranchers
  • Highlights, Presentations, and Decision Aids from the 2018 Northwest Florida Beef Conference
  • Management of Cool-Season Forages is Especially Crucial this Year
  • Florida Forest Stewardship Tour of George Owens’ Silvopasture Operation – March 14
  • Beef Cattle Basics – Six Part Series – Begins April 12
  • Featured Video: Cool-Season Forage Plot Tour with Ann Blount
  • US Cattle Herd Expansion Slows but Continues through 2017
  • Application of Advanced Genetic Technology in Beef Cattle Conference – February 22-23
  • Escambia County Beef Cattle & Forage Bootcamp – February 24
  • 2018 Southern Forage and Hay Outlook
  • Beef Cattle

    Introducing the New UF Hay Balancer Decision-Aid for Cattle Ranchers

    Nicolas DiLorenzo, UF/IFAS State Beef Specialist

    At the recent Northwest Beef Conference conducted in Marianna, Dr. Nicolas DiLorenzo, UF/IFAS State Beef Specialist,  introduced the UF Hay Balancer, a spreadsheet that can be used to calculate the most cost effective way to supplement cattle through the winter.  The UF Hay Balancer is a decision-aid tool …

    Continue reading »

    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/02/23/introducing-the-new-uf-hay-balancer-decision-aid-for-cattle-ranchers/

    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 …

    Continue reading »

    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/

    Management of Cool-Season Forages is Especially Crucial this Year

    Cool-season annuals (ryegrass, small grains, clovers, etc.) are a vital part of our forage systems here in Northwest Florida and throughout the Southeast. Generally speaking, cool-season annuals are the highest quality forage we are able to produce. The significance of these forages is evidenced by the fact that many producers time their calving seasons so …

    Continue reading »

    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/02/16/management-of-cool-season-forages-is-especially-crucial-this-year/

    Florida Forest Stewardship Tour of George Owens’ Silvopasture Operation – March 14

     

    The George C. Owens Farm is one of the most renowned silvopasture operations in the Southeastern U.S. Silvopasture combines timber with forage and livestock production. The trees are managed for high-value saw logs and, at the same time, provide shade, shelter and forage for livestock. This system reduces livestock stress and increases forage production. …

    Continue reading »

    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/02/16/florida-forest-stewardship-tour-of-george-owens-silvopasture-operation-march-14/

    Beef Cattle Basics – Six Part Series – Begins April 12

    Beef Cattle Basics is an educational series provided by UF/IFAS Extension, which has been designed to give new and experienced producers a solid educational foundation for their beef cattle enterprises. Beef Cattle Basics will address six topics that are essential to beef operations of any size:

  • Forages – Variety Selection and Establishment Procedures
  • Continue reading »

    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/02/16/beef-cattle-basics-six-part-series-begins-april-12/

    Featured Video: Cool-Season Forage Plot Tour with Ann Blount

    This week’s featured video was produced by the Panhandle Ag Extension Team. Doug Mayo, Jackson County Extension was the producer,  Mark Mauldin, Washington County Extension, was the director, Matt Lollar was the editor, and Dr. Ann Blount, UF/IFAS Forage Breeder was the anchor woman.  This video highlights the differences in cool-season forage types and varieties …

    Continue reading »

    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/02/16/featured-video-cool-season-forage-plot-tour-with-ann-blount/

    US Cattle Herd Expansion Slows but Continues through 2017

     

    On January 31, 2018 the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released their annual January 1 Cattle Inventory Report.  The total U.S. cattle inventory was estimated to be 94.4 million head, which was a 1% increase as compared to 93.7 million on January 1, 2017. Since January 1, 2014 the total cattle inventory …

    Continue reading »

    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/02/09/us-cattle-herd-expansion-slows-but-continues-through-2017/

    Application of Advanced Genetic Technology in Beef Cattle Conference – February 22-23

    Genetic technologies and their integration in the cattle industry is an emerging field in cattle production that producers are exploring to capitalize on production traits, and fine-tune the genetic profile of their herd. The Florida Cattlemen’s Association has partnered with the Florida Cattlemen’s Foundation, in conjunction with the program sponsor Neogen Genomics, to …

    Continue reading »

    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/02/09/application-of-advanced-genetic-technology-in-beef-cattle-conference-february-22-23/

    Escambia County Beef Cattle & Forage Bootcamp – February 24

    UF/IFAS Escambia Extension will host the Beef Cattle & Forage Boot Camp on February 24, 2018.  The Boot Camp will be a hands-on learning opportunity for producers, with demonstrations of cattle handling, management, nutrition & forages. We will also have veteran producers on hand for individuals to visit with, and animals to view.

    AGENDA

    Continue reading »

    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/02/02/escambia-county-beef-cattle-forage-bootcamp-february-24/

    2018 Southern Forage and Hay Outlook

    Weather had a dramatic impact on range, pasture, and hay production in the Southern Region in 2017.  The dramatic extremes of excessive rainfall received in Texas and Florida from hurricanes, to abnormally dry and moderate drought conditions across the Southern U.S. this fall have led to lower levels of hay production and quality in many …

    Continue reading »

    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/01/19/2018-southern-forage-and-hay-outlook/

    Older posts «