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2016 Beef Conference Highlights with Links to Presentations

Click to view slideshow. The 31st annual Northwest Florida Beef Conference was one of the best in the long history of this event.  175 people attended the event this year that featured seven presentations and a trade show of 28 companies and organizations that provide products and services to the cattle industry in the Southeast. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/20/2016-beef-conference-highlights-with-links-to-presentations/

Alabama Online Beef Course, Weed Control Webinar, and New Cattle Publication

January News and Updates from AL Beef Systems Extension   Enrollment Now Open for Beef Basics Online Course The Beef Basics online course is a self-paced, comprehensive course containing lessons on cattle production management strategies in the Southeast. The course contains eight sections which must be completed in an eight week window. Successful completion of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/08/alabama-online-beef-course-weed-control-webinar-and-new-cattle-publication/

2016 Northwest Florida beef Conference & Trade Show February 10

2015 Beef Conference presentations The 31st annual Northwest Florida Beef Conference and Trade Show will be held on Wednesday, February 10th, in the Agriculture Conference Center, at the Jackson County Extension Office, located at 2741 Penn Avenue, Marianna, Florida. Registration and the Trade Show open at 7:30 AM central time, the program starts at 8:15 AM, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/12/22/2016-northwest-florida-beef-conference-trade-show-february-10/

Beef Cattle Winter Feeding Considerations – Seminar December 3

Beef Cattle Winter Feeding Considerations will address how to make the most of many winter feeding systems, including cool season forages like the cows above are enjoying.Photo Credit: Mark Mauldin The winter feeding season for the beef cow herd is all but here. Hopefully well before now you developed and implemented a plan for meeting …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/11/20/beef-cattle-winter-feeding-considerations-seminar-december-3/

NFREC Beef Unit Cattle & Equipment Silent Auction November 12

Thursday, November 12, 2015 11:00 AM (Central) Cattle and Items On Display 12:00 PM Bidding Opens 1:00 PM Bidding Closes on 1st Pen UF/IFAS NFREC Beef Research Unit (One mile west of Greenwood, FL on Hwy 162) Selling Commercial Crossbred Females (AngusX, BrangusX, and Braford): ≈25 Pregnant yearling heifers ≈10 Pregnant cows ≈20 Open or …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/09/nfrec-beef-unit-cattle-equipment-silent-auction-november-12/

Freezer Beef Basics

Kim Mullenix, Ph.D., Extension Beef Cattle Systems Specialist, Auburn University From time to time people ask about feeding out a few calves for freezer beef.  The following are some basic guidelines for growing and finishing a few head of beef cattle. Grower Diets: Goals and Guidelines Calf is weaned at 7 to 9 months of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/01/freezer-beef-basics/

How Important is Shrink In Beef Calves

Calves after weaning can undergo a considerable amount of shrink in bodyweight as a result of stress and diet changes. Photo by Matt Hersom (Alachua, Florida) Shrink in beef calves constitutes a potential economic loss to both the seller and the buyer if not fully considered. A number of factors cause shrink, but primarily feed …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/31/how-important-is-shrink-in-beef-calves/

UF/IFAS Beef Cattle Economics Webinar Series

Chris Prevatt, UF/IFAS Beef and Forage Economics Regional Specialized Agent   – Southeast beef cattle producers are encouraged to tune-in to the upcoming UF/IFAS Beef Cattle Economics Webinar Series. The event is hosted by the Range Cattle Research and Education Center and the South Florida Beef-Forage Program. The webinar series is being conducted to discuss …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/05/ufifas-beef-cattle-economics-webinar-series/

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://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/22/pregnancy-diagnosis-options-for-beef-cattle-producers/

Nutrition of the Beef Herd During Transition into Summer

Fig. 1. Remaining winter forage on a bahiagrass field at UF-NFREC on 4/30/15. Photo: N. DiLorenzo Nicolas DiLorenzo, State Beef Specialist, University of Florida NFREC When it comes to beef cattle nutrition and management, we often talk about two critical periods in Northwest Florida where we may need a strategic supplementation of some sort, and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/01/nutrition-of-the-beef-herd-during-transition-into-summer/

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