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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

Cattle Ranches Benefit All of Us

Cattle grazing land in Florida helps your life in ways you may not be aware. For example, livestock help reduce food waste in many ways. Unsold or stale bakery products  provide nutrition for cattle and other ruminants like sheep and goats....
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Feeding Beef Females: Ensuring that no cow is left behind

Winter months can be tricky when it comes to feeding your pregnant or lactating beef cows in Florida. The changing day length, and weather patterns limit grazing options in farms that rely on summer perennial grasses. In Florida summer grasses...
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Bull Selection Considerations

As we enter into bull sale season, now is a good time to review the important factors to consider when selecting a bull.  On average, one bull will cover about 25 cows.  Therefore, one bull is responsible for one half of the genetic makeup of...
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