Tag Archive: Cattle

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://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/05/19/tritcale-is-gaining-popularity-with-dairy-and-beef-cattle-producers/

Great Florida Cattle Drive Film Screening May 18

Chipola College in Marianna, Florida will host a movie screening of the PBS documentary film, “The Great Florida Cattle Drive: Unbroken Circles,” Thursday, May 18, at 6 p.m., at their Dr. Gene Prough Center for the Arts (3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL 32446).  This film captures highlights from the Great Florida Cattle Drive that took …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/05/13/great-florida-cattle-drive-film-screening-may-18/

April Cattle Market Price Watch

The August 2017 Feeder Cattle futures contract increased by $ 21.35/cwt. during April. Based on this futures price increase, August Feeder Cattle revenues increased by approximately $ 160.13/head ($ 21.35/cwt. * 7.5 cwt.) on a 750-pound feeder steer which amounts to $ 10,675.00/truckload (50,000 lbs.). The August 2017 Feeder Cattle futures contract high, contract low, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/05/05/april-cattle-market-price-watch/

Pregnancy Testing Cattle to Save Money

Two replacement heifers raised at the NFREC Marianna Beef Unit. If you could only pick one, which one would you want in your herd? The heifer on the right was heavier, longer, wider, and in better condition.   It is a trick question.  The one on the left was pregnant, and the one on the right …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/04/29/pregnancy-testing-cattle-to-save-money/

May Cattle & Forage Management Reminders

UF/IFAS Beef Cattle & Forage Specialists, and County Extension Agents serving the Florida Panhandle developed a basic management calendar for cattle producers in the region.  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 Unit, near Marianna, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/04/28/may-cattle-forage-management-reminders/

March Cattle Market Price Watch

The August 2017 Feeder Cattle futures contract increased by $ 8.32/cwt. during March. Based on this futures price increase, August Feeder Cattle revenues increased by approximately $ 62.40/head ($ 8.32/cwt. * 7.5 cwt.) on a 750-pound feeder steer which amounts to $ 4,160.00/truckload (50,000 lbs.). The August Feeder Cattle futures contract high, contract low, and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/04/08/march-cattle-market-price-watch/

April Cattle & Forage Management Reminders

UF/IFAS Beef Cattle & Forage Specialists, and County Extension Agents serving the Florida Panhandle developed a basic management calendar for cattle producers in the region.  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 Unit, near Marianna, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/03/31/april-cattle-forage-management-reminders/

Florida Beef Cattle Short Course – May 3-5

Beef Cattle Short Course hands-on learning opportunity. Photo Credit: Tyler Jones The Florida Beef Cattle Short Course is one of the premier educational events provided annually by the University of Florida.  The 2017 Beef Cattle Short Course will be held May 3-5 in Gainesville, Florida on the campus of the University of Florida. This year …

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Friday Feature: Ear Tags that Identify Sick Cattle

Quantified Ag’s “Smart Ear Tags” tags can identify when cattle are sick and light up to identify them. Photo credit: Craig Chandler, University of Nebraska This week’s featured videos highlight a new high-tech tool that feedyards, stocker operations, and maybe even cow-calf operations can utilize to aid in quick identification of sick cattle for immediate …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/03/04/friday-feature-ear-tags-that-identify-sick-cattle/

February Florida Cattle Market Price Watch

The August 2017 Feeder Cattle futures contract increased by $ 4.58/cwt. during February. Based on this futures price increase, August Feeder Cattle revenues increased by approximately $ 34.35/head ($ 4.58/cwt. * 7.5 cwt.) on a 750-pound feeder steer which amounts to $ 2,290.00/truckload (50,000 lbs.). The August Feeder Cattle futures contract high, contract low, and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/03/04/february-florida-cattle-market-price-watch/

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