Panhandle Agriculture

Northwest Florida Beef Conference & Trade Show – February 8

The 32nd annual Northwest Florida Beef Conference and Trade Show will be held on Wednesday, February 8th 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, and concludes with a …

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Medicated Livestock Feeds Will Require Veterinarian Authorization in 2017

Livestock producers will need veterinarian authorization, similar to a prescription, to utilize feeds that include antibiotics in 2017. Photo credit: Troy Walz, Univ. of Nebraska Source: FDA CVM Animal Feed Safety System Team As of January 1, 2017, animal producers will not be able to purchase feeds over the counter that contain antimicrobials deemed important …

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November Cattle Market Price Watch

The August 2017 Feeder Cattle futures contract increased by $ 7.66/cwt. during November. Based on this futures price increase, August Feeder Cattle revenues increased by approximately $ 57.45/head ($ 7.66/cwt. * 7.5 cwt.) on a 750-pound feeder steer which amounts to $ 3,830.00/truckload (50,000 lbs.). The August Feeder Cattle futures contract high, contract low, and …

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UF/IFAS Extension Peanut Butter Challenge Tackles Hunger in the Panhandle

Paul Davis, 4-H youth development agent (L), and Julie McConnell, horticulture agent (R), both with UF/IFAS Extension Bay County, stand next to peanut butter donations. This year, UF/IFAS Extension Bay County collected 866 jars of peanut butter. Samantha Grenrock, UF/IFAS Communications Service Thanks to a partnership of the University of Florida Institute of Food and …

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2017 Florida Bull Test Sale – January 21

University of Florida – North Florida Research and Education Center Beef Unit sale facility where the Florida Bull Test Sale will be conducted near Marianna, FL. The 17th Florida Bull Test was conducted at the University of Florida North Florida Research and Education center in Marianna.  There were 129 consignments from 33 consignors from Florida, …

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Tri-State Cucurbit Meeting – January 19

  Farmers with prize watermelons. Image from Smathers Archives. The 2017 Tri-State Cucurbit Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 19, at the Jackson County Agricultural Conference Center, 2741 Pennsylvania Avenue, Marianna, Florida. Registration opens at 7:30 AM (Central Time) and the event will end with a sponsored lunch. This meeting will provide the latest …

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Late Planting of Cool-Season Forages

Jose Dubeux, A. Blount, C. Mackowiak, E. Santos, D. Jaramillo, L. Garcia, J. Pereira Neto, L. Dantas Things do not always happen according to plan, especially this fall for cool-season forage planting. The recommended planting period of cool-season grasses in North Florida ranges from October 15th to November 15th.  However, this year North Florida suffered …

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Florida Heifer Development Program Hosts Workshop January 6

Heifers entered in the 2016 Florida Heifer Development Program, at the North Florida Research and Education Center, Marianna. Photo: K. Waters The investment of time and resources that are required for replacement heifer develop is substantial. However, effective heifer development is critical for continued success within a cattle production system. Research has provided developmental benchmark …

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2016 Corn Variety Trial Summary from Jay, Florida

Photo: Tyler Jones. Santa Rosa County is not a major corn producer, as compared to the Midwest, but farmers there do grow 600-800 acres of field corn each year. These producers plant corn as a summer rotational crop, some for cattle feed, and a significant acreage is planted and sold to our wildlife enthusiasts. The University of Florida/IFAS, …

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Prebreeding Management for Successful Development of Beef Replacement Heifers

Figure 1. Replacement beef heifers at the University of Florida’s North Florida Research and Education Center. Pedro L. P. Fontes and G. Cliff Lamb, University of Florida – North Florida Research and Education Center, Marianna, FL The efficiency of post-weaning development of heifers has a major impact on the overall profitability of cow-calf operations. To …

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