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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

Bull Selection Considerations

As we enter into bull sale season, now is a good time to review the important factors to consider when selecting a bull.  On average, one bull will cover about 25 cows.  Therefore, one bull is responsible for one half of the genetic makeup of...
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Genetic Testing of Beef Cattle for Parentage, Inherited Traits, and Enhanced EPDs

Doug Mayo, Jackson County Extension Director, Felipe Alves, PhD Student, UF Department of Animal Science, ...
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Who is This Invader? Let’s Talk About Cogongrass

Scientific name: Imperata cylindrica Common names: Japanese bloodgrass, Red Baron grass (red varieties), Cogongrass, Cogon grass, japgrass, bloodroot grass. Have you ever seen cogongrass?  Even if you do not know, you likely...
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