Tag Archive: Performance

The Impact of Shade on Cattle Performance in the Florida Panhandle

Figure 1. Feedlot steer experiencing heat stress. (Photo by Carl Dahlen, NDSU). Lautaro Rostoll, Jose Dubeux, and Nicolas DiLorenzo, University of Florida NFREC Cattle producers in the Southeast have often asked questions about the need for shade, and its impact on performance.  While plenty of information is available on heat stress on cattle fed finishing …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/12/01/the-impact-of-shade-on-cattle-performance-in-the-florida-panhandle/

Impact of Selection for Feed Efficiency of Heifers on Future Cow Performance

Cow and calf pairs in a feed efficiency study at the North Florida Research and Education Center Feed Efficiency Facility. Introduction In Florida, the predominant classes of cattle are females (replacement heifers, young and mature cows) that graze forages.  However, most feed efficiency research has focused on grain-fed, feedlot cattle, with little data collected on …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/03/15/impact-of-selection-for-feed-efficiency-of-heifers-on-future-cow-performance/