Tag Archive: Cattle

Heat Stress Management for Dairy Cattle

Sigafoose Dairy Farm in Escambia County. Photo Credit: Hank Bignell All livestock are susceptible to heat stress, especially during periods of high humidity such as we are currently experiencing.  Cattle are at particular risk of overheating due to the production of internal heat from fermentation in the rumen (figure 2).  Dairy Farmers especially need to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/17/heat-stress-management-for-dairy-cattle/

UF/IFAS Beef Cattle Economics Webinar Series

Chris Prevatt, UF/IFAS Beef and Forage Economics Regional Specialized Agent   – Southeast beef cattle producers are encouraged to tune-in to the upcoming UF/IFAS Beef Cattle Economics Webinar Series. The event is hosted by the Range Cattle Research and Education Center and the South Florida Beef-Forage Program. The webinar series is being conducted to discuss …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/05/ufifas-beef-cattle-economics-webinar-series/

Pregnancy Diagnosis Options for Beef Cattle Producers

Figure 1. Picture depicting the correct location for collection of blood samples from the tail vein. Photo by Doug Mayo Generally, beef herd pregnancy rates after a 60–120-day breeding season tend to range from 80 to 94 percent. Pregnancy diagnosis identifies the 6–20 percent of open cows in the herd so they can be culled …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/23/pregnancy-diagnosis-options-for-beef-cattle-producers/

Protect Beef Quality with Proper Cattle Hauling Practices

Since 1991, when the Beef Checkoff funded the first beef quality audit, the U.S. Cattle Industry has made major strides in their efforts to improve the quality of the retail beef sold to consumers.  There were quite a number of key issues that were identified and the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) cattle producer educational program …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/21/protect-beef-quality-with-proper-cattle-hauling-practices/

2015 UF/IFAS Beef Cattle Short Course May 13-15

The 64th Annual Florida Beef Cattle Short Course will be held at the University of Florida May 13-15! The Beef Cattle Short Course is considered one of the premier beef cattle educational events in the Southeast and Gulf Coast regions with significance nationally and globally. The course addresses issues for beef cattle enterprises at an …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/14/2015-ufifas-beef-cattle-short-course-may-13-15/

Converting Planted Pine to Silvopasture Benefits Cattle & Timber

  Silvopasture is an agricultural practice co-managing trees, forage, and livestock. Photo credit: Doug Mayo Silvopasture is an agroforestry practice where a combination of trees, forage, and livestock are  jointly managed to optimize production of all three. The term “silvopasture” means “forest-pasture,” where “silvo” is derived from a Latin word that means “forest.” Silvopasture can …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/31/converting-planted-pine-to-silvopasture-benefits-cattle-timber/

Liquid Feeds for Winter Cattle Supplementation

The frosty cold mornings of the past few days help remind us about the importance of supplementing our cattle with high-energy winter feeds. Photo by Ralph Yoder Nicolas DiLorenzo, State Beef Specialist, University of Florida NFREC There’s nothing like the cold mornings of the past two days to remind us about the importance of supplementing …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/11/21/liquid-feeds-for-winter-cattle-supplementation/

2014-15 Alabama Beef Cattle Reproductive Management Series

The Alabama Cooperative Extension has announced their 2014-15 Beef Cattle Reproductive Management Series.  The course will focus on Estrus Synchronization and Fixed Time Artificial Insemination Workshops. Download the printable flyer here:  Beef Reproduction Management Series Flyer 2014 The courses will be offered at the following locations: November 24th 8:00 a.m. Wiregrass Research and Extension Center Headland, AL …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/11/01/2014-15-alabama-beef-cattle-reproductive-management-series/

Florida Cattle ID Rule to be Enforced in April

Thomas J. Holt, D.V.M., State Veterinarian/Director, Division of Animal Industry, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services The Cattle Identification Rule(s) (Chapter 5C-31, Florida Administrative Code) has been published with an effective date of February 19, 2014.  These rules are intended to improve our ability to respond to serious disease outbreaks and to help the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/02/22/florida-cattle-id-rule-to-be-enforced-in-april/

Top Reasons Cattle Vaccines Fail

There are several variables in the vaccination equation:  the people, the animals, and the vaccine.  All these variables work together to create immunity to diseases in our livestock.  With so many variables, things can sometimes go wrong and the animal fails to develop the desired immune response.  Put another way; the animal can get sick …

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