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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

No fair? No fear! Nassau 4-H is showing from home

With the cancellation of the Northeast Florida Fair, we are creating a virtual livestock showmanship contest! We understand that 2020 has been challenging and oftentimes disappointing for our youth. Many of the annual...
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USAID renews support of UF livestock research to improve nutrition and livelihoods in Africa, Asia

The University of Florida has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to continue scientific research related to production and consumption of animal-source food in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Niger, Rwanda and...
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4-H Chicken Club is Back!

Chicken Club is back! Our poultry program is so popular that we are offering multiple options to participate. We will also have a virtual meeting - those meetings will begin in October. This year, our club will be led by Angie Brooke and Christa...
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