Tag Archive: Herd

Protect Your Herd from Grass Tetany this Winter

Cattle grazing on cool season forages can be at risk of grass tetany.  Photo Credit:  Doug Mayo Grass tetany is a potentially deadly condition in cattle and sheep grazing on small grains or ryegrass.  Grass tetany is a condition associated with reduced magnesium levels in the blood, and can be a serious problem for cattle and …

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Pastures for Spring and Summer Goat Herd Grazing

Angela McKenzie-Jakes Small Ruminant Program Leader Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University angela.mckenziejakes@famu.edu Yes it is that time of year again to start preparing your pastures for spring and summer grazing for your goat herd. Goats are active foragers and will consume a variety of grasses, legumes and browse plants (i.e., leaves, twigs, and young shoots …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/04/13/pastures-for-spring-and-summer-goat-herd-grazing/

Improving Herd Efficiency

Doug Mayo County Extension Director Jackson County demayo@ufl.edu G. Cliff Lamb Assistant Director, Animal Science Programs University of Florida, North Florida Research & Education Center gclamb@ufl.edu Efficiency has become the new emphasis in agriculture.  There was a time when the goal was simply to maximize production, such as higher yields from our forages and more …

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