Tag Archive: Cattle

Dairy Cattle Conceived in Winter Perform Better

Albert De Vries, UF/IFAS Animal Science assistant professor, checks dairy cattle at UF’s Dairy Research Unit in Hague, FL. Source: UF/IFAS Archives 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 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/04/dairy-cattle-conceived-in-winter-perform-better/

July Cattle and Forage Management Reminders

UF/IFAS Beef Cattle & Forage Specialists, and County Extension Agents serving the Florida Panhandle worked to develop a basic management calendar for cattle producers.  The purpose of this calendar is to provide reminders for management techniques with similar timing to those used at the North Florida Research and Education Center’s Beef Research Unit, Marianna, Florida.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/03/july-cattle-and-forage-management-reminders/

Cattle Markets Slide into Summer Decline

January-May feedlot placements are up 9.2 percent over 2016. Photo credit: Doug Mayo 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.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/03/cattle-markets-slide-into-summer-decline/

Cattle Fly Control Tips

A cloud of horn flies (the numerous white specks), Haematobia irritans irritans (Linnaeus), feeding on cows. Photo credit: Lane Foil, Louisiana State University. Source:  Horn Fly Haematobia irritans irritans 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 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/03/cattle-fly-control-tips/

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/

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