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Livestock Resources

Areas of Expertise and Service to Manatee County

  • Animal Science
  • Agronomy
  • Fertilization and herbicide use and application
  • Irrigation
  • Insect and disease control
  • State regulations
  • Nuisance animals
  • County Fair livestock programs

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Contact

Christa Kirby 
Livestock Agent
Phone: 941-722-4524 ext. 1824

OUR STORIES

Weed of the Week- Perilla Mint

Perilla Mint, Perilla frutescens Perilla Mint is an escaped ornamental summer annual that grows in shaded areas up to a height of 2 feet.  Leaves are simple and opposite, and can have a purple-green tint.  READ MORE |  RELATED INFORMATION

Making Potato Salad for Cattle

UF/IFAS partnered with local rancher Chance Clay to conduct a potato silage trial for beef cattle.  Livestock Agent with St. John’s County (Tim Wilson), UF Animal Science Beef Specialist (Matt Hersom) and Agriculture Agent with Putnam/Flagler...
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Equine Hurricane Preparation

In addition to being equipped for the “normal” emergencies associated with breeding and racing Thoroughbreds, Florida horse owners need to be prepared to handle the fury of a tropical storm and/or hurricane.  Each farm should have a well...
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