Friday Feature:  Using RFID Tags on Cattle Operations

Friday Feature: Using RFID Tags on Cattle Operations

At the recent UF/IFAS Beef Cattle Short Course in Gainesville, there was a good deal of discussion about cattle traceability in the event of a major disease outbreak. Much of the effort toward developing a traceability system in the cattle industry has focused on the...
Friday Funny Feature:  Bull vs. Bicycle Racer – The Bull Won!

Friday Funny Feature: Bull vs. Bicycle Racer – The Bull Won!

Bakersfield California has a famous off-road bicycle race through rugged terrain that includes a large privately owned cattle ranch.  The Rock Cobbler Gravel Race features an 84-mile course with 8,095 feet of elevation climbing that requires 5-10 hours of cycling. ...
Friday Feature:  100 Year History of UF/IFAS NFREC

Friday Feature: 100 Year History of UF/IFAS NFREC

Back in October 2021, the North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) celebrated their 100th anniversary.  On October 1, we shared an article with their history: Celebrating a Century of Service to the Agriculture Industry.  In addition to the article there...
Friday Feature:  How Old is Too Old to Keep Cows in the Herd?

Friday Feature: How Old is Too Old to Keep Cows in the Herd?

One of the challenging questions cow/calf producers routinely face is which cows to cull at weaning time.  This week’s video was produced by Oklahoma State University for their Sunup TV Show.  In the video, Dr. Glenn Selk, Emeritus Cattle Specialist, refers to...
Friday Feature:  Celebrating Beekeeping – A Labor of Love

Friday Feature: Celebrating Beekeeping – A Labor of Love

This week’s featured video was published by the National Honey Board to make the general public aware of the benefits of the bee industry.  They did a great job creating this ag awareness video that shares the positive story of beekeeping.  This would be the...
Friday Feature:  Robotic Range Cube Feeder for Cattle

Friday Feature: Robotic Range Cube Feeder for Cattle

I am certain that many ranchers and cowboys have daydreamed about utilizing robots to handle routine farm chores.  This week’s featured video was published by Smooth Ag Solutions to share the prototype of their V1 Ranch Rover.  The V1 Ranch Rover can deliver...