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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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USDA 2016 US Cattle Inventory Report

Much of the agricultural economy in the country is driven by the basic economic principles of supply and demand.  Why are commodity prices for crops grown in the Southeast so low?  For the most part it is related to an increase in the supply (production) and a reduction in demand from foreign exports due to …

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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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Great Florida Cattle Drive of 2016

The Great Florida Cattle Drive of 2016 will run January 23rd through January 30th, 2016.  Yes, it is going to happen once again and registration for the event is now underway.  The event will begin at the historic Whaley ranch on Canoe Creek Road south of St Cloud and end at the new Silver Spurs Arena …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/16/great-florida-cattle-drive-of-2016/

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/

December Florida Cattle Market Price Watch

Chris Prevatt, UF/IFAS Livestock Economist The August 2016 Feeder Cattle futures contract declined by $ 1.10/cwt. during December. Based on this futures price decrease, August Feeder Cattle revenues decreased by approximately $ 8.25/hd. ($ 1.10/cwt. * 7.5 cwt.) on a 750-pound feeder steer which amounts to $ 550.00 per truckload (50,000 lbs.). The August Feeder …

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November Florida Cattle Market Price Watch

Chris Prevatt, UF/IFAS Livestock Economist The August 2016 Feeder Cattle futures contract declined by $ 16.38/cwt. during November. Based on this futures price decrease, August Feeder Cattle revenues decreased by approximately $ 122.85/hd. ($ 16.38/cwt. *7.5 cwt.) on a 750-pound feeder steer which amounts to $ 8,190 per truckload (50,000 lbs.). The August Feeder Cattle …

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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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October Florida Cattle Market Price Watch

Chris Prevatt, UF/IFAS Livestock Economist The August 2016 Feeder Cattle futures contract made a $ 13.20/cwt. price improvement during October. Based on this futures price increase, August Feeder Cattle revenues increased by approximately $ 99.00/hd.  ($ 13.20/cwt. * 7.5 cwt.) on a 750-pound feeder steer which amounts to $ 6,600 per truckload (50,000 lbs.). The …

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