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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

Growing up With a Friend May Improve a Dairy Cow’s Lifelong Welfare

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- If young dairy calves live together, they develop better social skills and may eventually produce more milk as a cow, a University of Florida scientist says. Just like humans, dairy cows need to adapt to changing...
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2019 Equine Institute & Allied Trade Show / September 19th

This annual event focuses on equine production as it relates to sport and recreational horses. This year's event will be held on September 19th from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion, 2232 NE Jacksonville Road in...
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Sustainable Food Systems and the Role of Cattle

With the current world population at 7.7 billion, food production is of major concern and puts increasing pressure on the agriculture community to provide that food.  The initial next step is concern over the environmental impacts such...
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