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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

Calibrating a Backpack Sprayer; The 1/128th Rule

Introduction In preparation for Spring, it is a good idea to make sure your equipment is calibrated and in good working condition.  This article discusses a quick and easy method for calibrating a hand-powered, backpack sprayer. Calibration is...
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Wildlife expert answers questions about COVID-19 and white-tailed deer

Recent scientific studies have shown that white-tailed deer, a deer species found all over the eastern United States, can become infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. A new University of Florida...
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2022 Guide to Seminole County Farms and Farmers Markets

Where can I buy locally grown food? Seminole County has a rich history in agriculture. There is a huge diversity of types of farms locally. Both big and small, Seminole County is home to over 400 farms that grow vegetables, cattle,...
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