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Facilities & Equipment

Whether your operation is feeding, grazing, weaning or delivering cattle, find the best methods for selecting and maintaining facilities and equipment.

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The UF Hay Balancer was introduced by creator Nicolas DiLorenzo, beef specialist with the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, in a presentation at the University of Florida Northwest Florida Beef Conference in February.

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Today, many commercial and seedstock producers are discovering the advantages of performing estrus synchronizing, A.I. and embryo transplanting of their cattle under the protection of a permanent barn/shed structure or in a portable breeding barn.

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Given today’s high machinery costs, custom hay harvesting may be a more profitable option than harvesting with your own machinery, particularly for smaller operations. Calculating your costs of production will help you determine how much you could pay a custom operative and save money relative to doing it yourself.

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While rural locations can provide many benefits to those who live there, they can also impose restrictions on personal safety.

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Many cattle producers rely on direct access to surface waters, despite wanting to fence out riparian areas and protect water quality. There are many reasons for this, but the big one is the cost of creating an alternative water source.

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Winter is officially here. That means bundling up for those early morning hours and struggling with the environment of your cattle’s living quarters.

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