Measuring and Managing Calving Distribution

Measuring and Managing Calving Distribution

As cattle producers, you know the older a calf gets the heavier they are at weaning, which translates into a larger paycheck. You are paid by the pound, and calves grow on average 1.5 to 2 pounds per day while nursing the cow. Thus, as we increase the percentage of...
In the Field Episode 1 – Hay Sampling for Forage Quality

In the Field Episode 1 – Hay Sampling for Forage Quality

Check out Escambia County Extension’s newest video series called “In The Field.” These videos are aimed to educate producers in row crops, forages, livestock, and natural resources about practical management skills they can implement into their operation....
USDA Commodity Costs and Return Estimates

USDA Commodity Costs and Return Estimates

Source: USDA Economic Research Service Cost and return estimates are reported for the United States and major production regions for corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton, grain sorghum, rice, peanuts, oats, barley, milk, hogs, and cow-calf. The series of commodity cost and...
Goatweed Control in Pastures and Hayfields

Goatweed Control in Pastures and Hayfields

Goatweed (Figure 1), also known as sweet broom (Scoparia dulcis) has been a problem in Florida pastures and hayfields for many years.  Dense infestations of goatweed are quite common throughout the state.  In most cases where goatweed density is extremely high, the...
Friday Double Feature:  Baleage Production & Baleage Tips

Friday Double Feature: Baleage Production & Baleage Tips

This week’s featured videos were produced by Massey Ferguson as part of their Cut Above Series with recommendations for improving forage quality at harvest.  In episodes 3.1 and 3.2, Jennifer Tucker, UGA Beef & Forage Specialist and Taylor Hendricks, UGA...
2019 Cool-Season Forage Variety Recommendations for Florida

2019 Cool-Season Forage Variety Recommendations for Florida

A. Blount, M. Wallau, E. Rios, J. M. B. Vendramini, J. C. B. Dubeux, Md. A. Babar, K. E. Kenworthy, and K. H. Quesenberry, UF/IFAS Agronomy Department Perennial warm-season pasture grasses used in Florida become dormant in late fall and winter because of short days,...