Tag Archive: Dairy

Friday Feature: The Dairy Heifers that Love Trombone Music

Ed Henderson, Live Oak Dairy Farmer, plays his trombone for his Holstein heifers and they love it. Photo credit: Florida Dairy Farmers Fifth-generation Florida dairy farmer, Ed Henderson owns the 6,800 head Shenandoah Dairy Farm near Live Oak, Florida.  He also loves to play jazz music with his trombone and stumbled across something very interesting;  …

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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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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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Dairy Winter Forage Field Day March 3

Triticale planted in October versus November in January. Photo credit: Doug Mayo If you raise winter forages and would like to learn more about varieties, especially those planted under pivot spraying manure effluent in addition to water, plan to come join us Tuesday, March 3.  The first stop of the tour will be at the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/27/dairy-winter-forage-field-day-march-3/

Alabama Dairy Margin Protection Program Meeting

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 9:30 – 12:00 Jon Archer Agricultural Center (Large Auditorium) 1070 Schillinger Road North Mobile AL 33608  On August 28, 2014, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced details for a long-awaited and much-improved safety net for dairy farmers. Developed by the National Milk Producers Federation and five years in the making, the …

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Dairy Margin Protection Program Seminars

The 2014 Farm Bill provides new risk management options for dairy farms. Photo credit: Doug Mayo The USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) and University of Florida/IFAS Extension are teaming up to offer educational seminars to help dairy farmers understand the new risk management program created for them by the 2014 Farm Bill.  Dairy farmers have …

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