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LIVESTOCK AND FORAGES

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The Polk County Livestock Extension Program is designed to provide educational programs and assistance for livestock producers, and promote agricultural awareness and its importance to our food system and economy.  This agent is responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating these livestock Extension programs in Polk County.  The agent delivers educational programs in livestock production and management, forages and pastures, plant science, farm management, and agricultural awareness.

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CONTACT

Bridget Stice

Livestock and Forages

Extension Agent III, M.S.

863-519-1048

bccarlis@ufl.edu

Recent Livestock Blog Posts

To blanket or not to blanket? What you need to know about blanketing horses

It's getting chilly! Or is it? Fall is here and winter is stepping on its heels, as temperatures drop people are beginning to think about the comfort and safety of their horses.  However, your discomfort for the cool weather does not necessarily...
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Deworming Strategies for Livestock

General Remarks Deworming strategies have evolved over the years to accomplish three main goals: -Reduce the chance of developing resistant parasites. -Reduce operational expenses for livestock producers -Reduce the use of drugs in food...
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Establishing Cool Season Forages Can Help Provide Grazing Options When Warm Season Perennial Grasses Go Dormant.

During the Winter months, warm season perennial forage species like bahiagrass and bermudagrass provide limited grazing for livestock producers.  The establishment of cool season forage plots can help provide forage options and reduce hay and...
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