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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

UF Graduates First Class of Food and Resource Economics Students from Plant City

With an interest in marketing and a goal to eventually start her own cattle business, Marlena Moore searched for a college degree program that would allow her to meld those two aspirations together while staying near her hometown of Riverview,...
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Stockpiling Forage to Extend the Grazing Season

What is Stockpiling? Stockpiling is a forage production method where the grass is allowed to grow without being grazed and become 'stockpiled' in a pasture as a standing hay crop.  As the summer comes to an end, hay fields are cut or pastures...
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Giving Your Horse a Healthy Shot at Life. Vaccine Information

Routine vaccines play such an important role in keeping your horse healthy year round. Vaccines are important because they help prime the immune system and help prevent the risk of infection and aid in the prevention of disease. There is no...
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