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Tritcale is Gaining Popularity with Dairy and Beef Cattle Producers

Tritcale is becoming a popular cool-season forage variety for Southeastern cattle producers. Photo: Ann Blount Ann Blount, Cheryl Mackowiak, Nick DiLorenzo and Jose Dubeux, UF/IFAS NFREC Marianna Triticale is a winter forage that is gaining in popularity in the Southeast. The name might sound unfamiliar (pronounced trit-i-kay-lee), but it has become increasingly sought after in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/05/19/tritcale-is-gaining-popularity-with-dairy-and-beef-cattle-producers/

Genomics Workshop for Cattle Producers – March 23

Figure 1. Replacement beef heifers at the University of Florida North Florida Research and Education Center. Over the last decade, cattle production has experienced technological growth unmatched in the industry’s history. Currently, cattle producers are faced with making management decisions on how to integrate these advancements into their operations, and determining if they will increase …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/03/04/genomics-workshop-for-cattle-producers-march-23/

Funding Helps Florida Ag Producers Improve Working Lands

Conservation Stewardship Program – Application Deadline February 3, 2017 Agricultural producers can sign up for available funding through February 3, 2017  through USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). Agricultural producers and forest landowners can earn incentive payments from CSP for expanding conservation activities on their land, such as cover crops, ecologically-based …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/19/funding-helps-florida-ag-producers-improve-working-lands/

UF/IFAS Extension is Seeking Information from Cattle Producers

Attention Florida Beef Cattle Producers: Your help is needed! Professional Development and Educational Programs are vital to keeping the Florida cattle industry on the cutting edge of new research and Best Management Practices. UF/IFAS Extension needs your help with important information. Currently a graduate student at the University of Florida is conducting research to determine …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/12/ufifas-extension-is-seeking-information-from-cattle-producers/

Bermudagrass Stem Maggots Plague Panhandle Hay Producers

Stem maggots are a relatively new pest of Bermudagrass hayfields in the Southeast. Bermudagrass Stem Maggots continue to be a cause of consternation to producers of high quality hay in the Panhandle in 2016. Research in Georgia indicates that, since their first discovery in that state in 2010, stem maggots have spread across the southeast.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/08/12/bermudagrass-stem-maggots-plague-panhandle-hay-producers/

Panhandle Citrus Producers Need to Symptoms of Canker and Greening

Figure 1: Citrus Canker. Photo Credit: Mongi Zekri, UF/IFAS. Florida’s citrus producers, as well as backyard growers have battled detrimental issues like hard freezes and storm damage over the years.  However, in recent years, the emergent bacterial diseases known as citrus canker and citrus greening have been devastating Florida’s citrus crops.  Although these diseases are …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/08/05/panhandle-citrus-producers-need-to-symptoms-of-canker-and-greening/

UF/IFAS offers Heifer Development Program for Cattle Producers

The Florida Heifer Development Program  Annually beef cattle producers are faced with the decision of how to replace unproductive females within their herd. For most large commercial ranches, developing their own replacement heifers is a viable option, but for many smaller operations (<100 head) it is not as easy.  Whether it is that lack of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/30/ufifas-offers-heifer-development-program-for-cattle-producers/

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://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/23/pregnancy-diagnosis-options-for-beef-cattle-producers/

FSA Hay and Grazing Net: an Online Resource for Hay and Livestock Producers

USDA has created an online tool to connect livestock producers with hay growers and land owners Hay & Grazing Net.  Photo credit: Doug Mayo USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Announces Online Hay and Grazing Acres Locator Tool For many years, FSA’s Hay Net website www.fsa.usda.gov/haynet  has been the “go to” online resource for agricultural producers …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/12/20/fsa-hay-and-grazing-net-an-online-resource-for-hay-and-livestock-producers/

Round Bale Silage, a Viable Option for Rain-Weary Hay Producers.

Creating an airtight seal using plastic is critical for making quality round bale silage. Photo Credit D. Mayo Introduction: “When the sun shines, make hay.”  (John Heywood, 1546).  For north Florida’s farmers, that statement is much easier said than done lately.  Daily precipitation and rainfall amounts well over 10 inches have left hay farmers frustrated.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/07/26/round-bale-silage-a-viable-option-for-rain-weary-hay-producers/

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