Tag Archive: Breeding

Are Your Replacement Heifers Ready for the Upcoming Breeding Season?

Heifer development at NFREC. Photo: N. DiLorenzo Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist Fall-calving herds will be breeding replacement heifers at the end of the year.  Now is the time to make certain that those heifers are ready for the upcoming breeding season. Immunize the heifers.  Ask your large animal veterinarian about …

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Maintain Body Condition between Calving and Breeding: “Don’t let ‘em slip”

Body condition score at calving is the single most important factor that determines when a cow will breed for the next calf crop, however, it is also very important to minimize condition loss between calving and the breeding season. Photo credit: Doug Mayo Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist Body condition score …

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Can Your Landscape Support Breeding Butterflies?

Giant Swallowtail on citrus leaf. JMcConnell, UF/IFAS Adult butterflies are pretty easy to attract to your landscape if you provide flowering plants, but getting them to lay eggs in your garden is a little trickier. Butterflies go through complete metamorphosis which means that they have four main life stages. The first is the egg, second …

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Preparing for the Cattle Breeding Season Webinars December 11 & 18

Southeast Cattle Advisor, a team of State Specialists and County Agents in Florida, Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina, will be providing two, lunch-time webinars to help cattle ranchers prepare for the upcoming breeding season.  The two webinars will be held from 12:00-1:00 PM Eastern Time (11:00 Am – 12:00 Central) on Wednesday, December 11 and …

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PBS Video on UF/IFAS Fruit and Vegetable Breeding Programs

Researches in the University of Florida IFAS plant breeding program have developed a number of new blueberry, and other fruit, varieties.  Image Credit: UF IFAS EDIS Florida Crossroads made a 28 minute video entitled “Seeds of Change” featuring the IFAS plant breeding efforts to create new varieties of blueberries, strawberries, tomatoes, and other crops, and …

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Video on UF IFAS Fruit and Vegetable Breeding Programs

Image Credit: UF IFAS EDIS From Dr. John P. Hayes” “Florida Crossroads made a 28 minute video entitled “Seeds of Change” featuring the IFAS breeding efforts to create new varieties of blueberries, strawberries, tomatoes, and other crops, and the ways that these programs have influenced Florida industry.   Click Here to WATCH THE VIDEO “SEEDS …

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