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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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Producers using DNA tests to manage their cow herds now have futuristic new tools to speed processing during routine cattle handling.

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Some say, “A carpenter’s house is never finished.” I’d say it’s a similar situation with cattlemen. Often, it’s their own facilities and equipment that are the last to be maintained or repaired.

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A freezer full of homegrown beef is the rancher’s bounty – and a lot of ranchers who finish an animal for themselves often do so for friends and neighbors as well.

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With the hottest part of summer upon us, high daily temperatures and humidity can cause heat stress to grazing cattle, especially cattle grazing endophyte-infected (toxic) tall fescue.

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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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