In this Issue:
  • 2017 Average Farm Land Rent and Labor Rates
  • Cindale Dairy Receives Agricultural Environmental Leadership Award
  • Friday Feature: Preventing Needlestick Injuries to Ranch Hands
  • Friday Feature: The Dairy Heifers that Love Trombone Music
  • Cattle Fly Control Tips
  • Cattle Markets Slide into Summer Decline
  • Friday Feature: The Cow Sprayer Automated Fly Control System
  • Dairy Cattle Conceived in Winter Perform Better
  • Is the Old Refrigerator at Your Cowpens or Barn Reducing the Effectiveness of Your Vaccines?
  • Friday Feature: Timeless Fence System
  • Dairy

    2017 Average Farm Land Rent and Labor Rates

    Some of the most challenging conversations, in almost any relationship, are the ones about money.  This is certainly true as farmers and landowners negotiate lease agreements, or managers and workers negotiate salaries for the year ahead. It can be pretty challenging to determine a “fair price” to rent a specific farm, or to set the …

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    Cindale Dairy Receives Agricultural Environmental Leadership Award

    Source:  Florida Department of Agriculture

    Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam announced on November 1, 2017 the recipients of the Commissioner’s Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award, which recognizes the environmentally innovative farming techniques of Florida’s farmers and ranchers. This year’s recipients are: Brad and Meghan Austin and Dale and Cindy Eade of Cindale Farms

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    Friday Feature: Preventing Needlestick Injuries to Ranch Hands

    More than 80% of workers on livestock farms have accidentally stuck themselves with needles used for vaccine and drug administration.  Accidental needlestick injuries are usually minor, but can be serious with skin infections, allergic reactions, and deep tissue wounds that require surgery.   This week’s featured video was developed by the Upper Midwest Agricultural …

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    Friday Feature: The Dairy Heifers that Love Trombone Music

    Fifth-generation Florida dairy farmer, Ed Henderson owns the 6,800 head Shenandoah Dairy Farm near Live Oak, Florida.  He also loves to play jazz music with his trombone and stumbled across something very interesting;  His Holstein heifers love his music too!  This week’s featured video was produced by CNN that shows how his cows react when …

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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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    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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    Dairy Cattle Conceived in Winter Perform Better

    Brad Buck, University of Florida/IFAS Communications Service

    Cows and humans have something in common: If you take better care of the mother during pregnancy, her children are likely to be healthier – and this impact should last a lifetime, a University of Florida scientist says.

    In the case of cows, cool conditions are key. …

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    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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    Friday Feature: Timeless Fence System

    This week’s Friday featured video showcases an innovation in fence posts and braces for livestock fences.  Plastic Innovation, Greeneville, Tennessee has developed the Timeless Fence System that utilizes recycled plastic to create PVC t-posts and fence braces that are flexible and strong, yet totally insulated for use with high-tensile electric fencing without the need …

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