Tag Archive: Livestock

Cool Season Forage Options for Winter Livestock Feeding

The latest long range forecast from NOAA is encouraging with at least average rainfall this winter.   Livestock feed prices have risen sharply due to the drought reduced corn crop in the Midwest.  What had been fairly reasonable by-product feeds several years ago, have risen to the point that many ranchers are strongly considering increasing …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/10/13/cool-season-forage-options-for-winter-livestock-feeding/

Livestock Carcass Composting

Composting livestock carcasses is a relatively inexpensive, biosecure and environmentally sound approach to addressing the issue of carcass disposal when properly managed. Livestock Mortality Management Dr. Josh Payne, Oklahoma State University Extension Area Animal Waste Management Specialist Livestock mortality is an issue encountered by every rancher. Mortality may be associated with disease, injury, age, or …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/09/29/livestock-carcass-composting/

Hurricane Prep for Livestock Owners

Cattle need room to manuver during a tropical storm or hurricane. Remove obstacles and items which could injure livestock. The peak of hurricane season is weeks away. Here are a few helpful tips to prepare a livestock operation for a tropical storm or hurricane. Livestock are safer in a large pasture free of debris. Barns …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/08/24/hurricane-prep-for-livestock-owners/

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