Friday Feature:  Farm Dog of the Year

Friday Feature: Farm Dog of the Year

This week’s featured video was shared at the 2019 National Farm Bureau Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana.  An Australian Shepherd owned by Joe Sheeran, Texas was recognized as the 2019 Farm Dog of the Year.  A panel of expert judges reviewed more than 90...
Overseeding Perennial Peanut with Cool-Season Forages

Overseeding Perennial Peanut with Cool-Season Forages

Jose Dubeux, Erick Santos, David Jaramillo, Liza Garcia, Luana Dantas, UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center, Marianna Rhizoma perennial peanut (Arachis glabrata Benth.) is an important hay crop in Florida. Rhizoma peanut hay is locally produced within...
Precision Feeding After a Challenging Hay Season

Precision Feeding After a Challenging Hay Season

The summer of 2018 has been very challenging for hay production.  The combination of frequent rainfall, and heavy downpours have prevented timely harvest, and also diminished the quality of the hay produced.  The days are getting shorter, grass growth has slowed, so...
Friday Feature: The Ride Over Gate

Friday Feature: The Ride Over Gate

Every livestock producer has daydreamed about automatic gates to make travel around ranches faster and easier.  But, it is too expensive to provide power and hydraulic cylinders for each pasture gate.  This week’s featured video was produced by the Wrangler...
Ticks:  A Health Risk for Livestock and their Owners

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...