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

OUR STORIES

UF/IFAS Researcher Aims to Improve Bacteria Treatments for Cows, Humans

University of Florida scientists believe they can develop new antimicrobials that will benefit dairy cattle and, eventually, humans by treating bacteria that normally resist antibiotics. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria take a serious toll on...
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Keeping Backyard Chickens

Learn how to keep chickens for fun and egg production! Topics covered include: Chicken breeds, raising chicks, designing coops and pens, chicken health and nutrition. Osceola County,  St. Cloud, and Kissimmee all allow  small backyard chicken...
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Improving Beef Cattle Reproductive Efficiency

One cow, skipping one calving season equals a $500 loss, at very least.  Cattle management encompasses many duties for cattle owners and improving reproductive efficiency of the herd lumps much of that management into one basket, of sorts,...
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