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://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/24/dairy-cattle-conceived-in-winter-perform-better/

June Cattle & 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://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/10/june-cattle-forage-management-reminders-2/

Friday Feature: Water Quality Affects Cattle Performance

This week’s featured video was developed by the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service to explain the benefits of good quality water for livestock.  Alabama Water Resources Extension Specialist, Eve Brantley, discusses the best water practices to use in your cattle operation. Cattle consume 2 gallons of water per 100 pounds of body weight per day, so …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/05/26/friday-feature-water-quality-affects-cattle-performance/

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/

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