Tag Archive: Cattle

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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Watch for a Lameness Issue in Cattle, called Corkscrew Claw

Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist Corkscrew claw is a defect that causes severe lameness in cattle and is most often observed in cattle over 3 years of age.  This is a condition that most commonly occurs on the hind legs.  Corkscrew claw (also called screw claw) is a twisting of the …

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Horn Fly Control for Beef Cattle

Figure 1 Adult Horn Fly. Credit J.F. Butler, University of Florida With a warm winter in the southeast and an early spring, many producers are already noticing the presence of flies in their beef cattle herds. The most common and costly of these flies is the Horn Fly. It is estimated that economic losses due …

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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://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/30/ufifas-offers-heifer-development-program-for-cattle-producers/

March Florida Cattle Market Report

The August 2016 Feeder Cattle futures contract declined by $ 1.30 cwt. during March. Based on this futures price decrease, August Feeder Cattle revenues decreased by approximately $ 9.75/hd. ($ 1.30/cwt. * 7.5 cwt.) on a 750-pound feeder steer which amounts to $ 650.00 per truckload (50,000 lbs.). The August Feeder Cattle futures contract low, …

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Florida Beef Cattle Short Course May 4-6

65th Annual Florida Beef Cattle Short Course May 4 – 6, 2016 Straughn IFAS Extension Professional Development Center 2142 Shealy Drive Gainesville, Florida 32611 The 2016 Florida Beef Cattle Short Course Program Committee and the Department of Animal Sciences welcome you to this year’s Short Course. We look forward to this week every year in anticipation …

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Understanding Fetal Programming in Cattle

Braford cows involved in fetal programming research, at the University of Florida NFREC. Photo credit: Tyler Jones, UF/IFAS Communications. Cliff Lamb, Beef Cattle Specialist, University of Florida – North Florida Research and Education Center, Marianna, FL Fetal programming is a term that many producers may have heard of in recent years, but may not have …

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How much Winter Forage do Cattle Consume in a Day?

Nicolas DiLorenzo, State Beef Specialist, University of Florida NFREC You often hear from university cattle specialists, extension agents, nutritionists, your neighbor, and anyone else you may ask about winter supplementation, that planning ahead is one of the keys for success. By making sure we know how much feed resources we will need (hay bales, stockpiled …

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UF/IFAS Research Estimates Feral Hogs cost Florida Cattle Industry $2 Million Annually

Feral swine can cause $ 2 million per year in lost cattle production in Florida, according to a new study led by Samantha Wisely, UF/IFAS associate professor of wildlife ecology and conservation. Photo credit: UF/IFAS archive Feral swine cost the Florida cattle industry at least $ 2 million a year in lost cattle production, according …

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January Florida Cattle Market Report

Chris Prevatt, UF/IFAS Livestock Economist The August 2016 Feeder Cattle futures contract declined by $ 8.70/cwt. during January. Based on this futures price decrease, August Feeder Cattle revenues decreased by approximately $ 65.25/hd. ($ 8.70/cwt. * 7.5 cwt.) on a 750-pound feeder steer which amounts to $ 4,350.00 per truckload (50,000 lbs.). The August Feeder …

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