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Beef Cattle

Agriculture in Escambia County is a $43-million-dollar enterprise for the state of Florida according to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. There are approximately 729 farms encompassing just over 74,000 acres of land within the county. Livestock agriculture commodities include cattle, layers, and small ruminants. According to the 2012 Agriculture census, there were approximately 4,586 head of cattle and calves, 837 head of sheep, 949 head of goats and 2,261 head of layers.

Producers utilize winter grazing systems to compliment row crop land usage. Irrigation systems have been useful to these producers and choices in variety of winter forage selection. Small, less than 30 acre farms are abundant throughout the county and some of the primary usage for these farms include vegetable crops, fruits & nuts as well as small ruminant production.

Implications of Cow Body Condition Score on Productivity

Considerations for Selecting a Bull

Targeting ADG of Developing Replacement Heifers Using Age and Body Weight

The Role of Livestock in Integrated Peanut/Cotton Cropping System Economics

Assessing Efficiency for the Beef Cow

RESOURCES AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Panhandle Agriculture E-newsletter

UF/IFAS Extension Escambia County Blogs

Florida Cattle Auction Weekly Summary

Florida Bull Test

UF Hay Balancer

Basic Steps to use the UF Hay Balancer

Contact Information:

Nick Simmons, County Extension Director and  Extension Agent II
3740 Stefani Road
Cantonment, FL  32533
(850) 475-5230