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Cow-calf Profitability Better than Expected in 2017

Source: Livestock marketing Information Center Cattle prices during the fourth quarter of 2017 were significantly stronger than expected. Higher prices caused 2017’s calculated cow-calf return over cash costs plus pasture rent to be revised up. In fact, earlier in 2017, the forecast was for returns to be negative, but they actually will be positive. Since …

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Dairy Cattle Conceived in Winter Perform Better

Albert De Vries, UF/IFAS Animal Science assistant professor, checks dairy cattle at UF’s Dairy Research Unit in Hague, FL. Source: UF/IFAS Archives Brad Buck, University of Florida/IFAS Communications Service Cows and humans have something in common: If you take better care of the mother during pregnancy, her children are likely to be healthier – and …

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A Better Search Engine for Gardeners

So often, we are searching for research-based information to solve our gardening questions but the search engine turns up all sorts of sites that we may or may not know and trust. There is now a better way to search for reliable gardening information from trusted universities. The University of Florida IFAS Center for Public …

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Sugarcane Aphids could make Pearl Millet a Better Option than Forage Sorghums

Sugarcane aphid on forage sorghum in Okaloosa County. Photo by Jennifer Bearden The sugarcane aphid, Melanaphis sacchari, has been very active this summer in Northwest Florida.  Typically, we are talking about grain sorghum when we warn about this pest.  However, the pest was found to be significantly damaging forage sorghum in Okaloosa County. Control measures …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/09/19/sugarcane-aphids-could-make-pearl-millet-a-better-option-than-forage-sorghums/

Research Shows: Volunteerism Promotes Better Health

Melanie G. Taylor Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Agent Gulf County metaylor@ufl.edu The importance of volunteerism has always been strong, but in these tough times of economic hardship, natural disasters, and wartime, the number of volunteers helping those in need are not only helping others, but themselves, too.  Upon entering office, President Obama began a campaign-United …

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