3 Reasons to Weigh Your Mature Cow Herd

3 Reasons to Weigh Your Mature Cow Herd

Recently I had a conversation with a vegetable farmer from the upper mid-west. Somehow we got on the topic of scales and I explained to him that many cattle producers don’t have a scale. The farmer looked at me in pure shock! “How do you know how much to feed your...
Friday Feature: What’s New at Southern Craft Creamery

Friday Feature: What’s New at Southern Craft Creamery

The Florida Dairy Farmers published a video earlier this year to share the interesting story of a dairy farm family in Jackson County that has developed a product line to market direct to consumers.  The Eade/Austin family own Cindale Dairy and also a creamery that...
Cattle Health and Efficiency Starts with a Healthy Rumen

Cattle Health and Efficiency Starts with a Healthy Rumen

Recently, Escambia County was fortunate enough to host our local livestock show. During the weeks leading up to the show, there was a lot of discussion among parents and show personnel about issues youth had experienced with their animals, including bloat, weight...
Hope for the Wild Hog Problem in Florida

Hope for the Wild Hog Problem in Florida

Dr. Samantha Wisely, Dept. of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida – Wild hogs, feral swine, European boar – these are all names for the invasive pigs that live throughout Florida. A handful were originally brought to Florida by Hernando de...