Tag Archive: Livestock

4-H Livestock Projects Teach Financial Literacy

Green and white are the colors of 4-H but what else can you think of that is green and white?  Money! So, how does 4-H livestock projects teach financial management for the youth who participate in these programs?  I am so glad you ask.  We will take a journey into the 4-H Livestock world where I …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/11/03/4-h-livestock-projects-teach-financial-literacy/

Future Livestock Producers are Developed through Local Livestock Shows

  Christian Rodriguez of Live Oak, with his Brahman Heifer, Welu. Credit: Tyler Jones Audrey Bodiford, of Jay, FL, winner of the 2017 SRC Fair & Youth Livestock Show Spirit Award. Santa Rosa County Extension Agents have worked closely with the Santa Rosa County Fair over the last five years to grow the livestock show. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/28/future-livestock-producers-are-developed-through-local-livestock-shows/

How Do I Legally Sell Beef from My Livestock Operation in Florida?

You have worked hard raising quality beef and demand for locally grown food is increasing.  Perhaps you have considered selling meat from your livestock operation, but have found the regulations to be somewhat daunting.  This article highlights two UF/IFAS Publications which focus on this topic and provide answers to the many questions related to this …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/08/how-do-i-legally-sell-beef-from-my-livestock-operation-in-florida/

Solar Pump Systems for Watering Livestock

It can be cost-prohibitive to run power lines long distances to provide electricity for pumping water to livestock tanks. One alternative is to install a solar water system. It can be cost-prohibitive to run power lines long distances to provide electricity for pumping water to livestock tanks. One alternative is to install a solar water …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/12/solar-pump-systems-for-watering-livestock/

Increasing Income from Calves Sold at your Local Livestock Market

There are a number of techniques to increase the values of calves sold at weaning. Photo credit: Doug Mayo While cattle producers have always worked hard to minimize input costs of their operation, there are also management practices that can increase the income from calves sold at your local livestock market. The weight and quality …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/15/increasing-income-from-calves-sold-at-your-local-livestock-market/

Grazing Management is Key for Profitable Livestock Production

Figure 1. Overgrazed (A) and well-managed pasture (B). Photo credits: Jose Dubeux, UF/IFAS – NFREC Jose Dubeux, , University of Florida/IFAS – North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) Pastures are different than hay fields or row crops. The final product is not the crop per se, but the animal gain obtained from grazing it. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/06/grazing-management-is-key-for-profitable-livestock-production/

FSA Hay and Grazing Net: an Online Resource for Hay and Livestock Producers

USDA has created an online tool to connect livestock producers with hay growers and land owners Hay & Grazing Net.  Photo credit: Doug Mayo USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Announces Online Hay and Grazing Acres Locator Tool For many years, FSA’s Hay Net website www.fsa.usda.gov/haynet  has been the “go to” online resource for agricultural producers …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/12/20/fsa-hay-and-grazing-net-an-online-resource-for-hay-and-livestock-producers/

Preparing for a Livestock Show

For 4-H members and spectators alike, livestock shows are one of the most anticipated parts of a fair. Preparing your animal for a show begins months in advance. Great care is needed in feeding your animal, practicing showmanship, and making sure your animal is healthy. After all the time and effort that goes into raising …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/31/preparing-for-a-livestock-show/

There Is Still Time To Sign Up For The USDA’s Livestock Indemnity Program

Cattle are one of the commercial livestock species which can qualify for USDA LIP payments There is still time to sign up for the USDA’s Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP). This program was enacted as part of the 2014 Farm Bill and provides retroactive authority to cover eligible livestock losses back to October 1, 2011. It …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/09/13/there-is-still-time-to-sign-up-for-the-usdas-livestock-indemnity-program/

Livestock Disaster Program Deadline September 30

Livestock Producers Urged to Enroll in Disaster Assistance Program Producers who have suffered eligible disaster-related losses are encouraged to act to secure assistance by Sept. 30, 2014, as congressionally mandated payment reductions will take place for producers who have not acted before that date. Livestock producers that have experienced grazing losses since October 2011 and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/09/06/livestock-disaster-program-deadline-september-30/

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