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 Reproduction
 Production
 Parasites
 Nutrition
 Other






Title: Beef - forage survey
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Title: Beef - forage survey
Physical Description: 4 p. : ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Florida Cooperative Extension Service
Publisher: University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Florida Cooperative Extension Services
Place of Publication: Gainesville Fla
Publication Date: 1982?
 Subjects
Subject: Beef cattle -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Forage plants -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Genre: government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
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Statement of Responsibility: J.R. Agnew.
Funding: Florida Historical Agriculture and Rural Life
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Bibliographic ID: UF00066203
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Marston Science Library, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Holding Location: Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the Engineering and Industrial Experiment Station; Institute for Food and Agricultural Services (IFAS), University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved, Board of Trustees of the University of Florida
Resource Identifier: oclc - 70961546

Table of Contents
    About your beef operation
        Page 1
    Reproduction
        Page 1
    Production
        Page 2
    Parasites
        Page 3
    Nutrition
        Page 3
    Other
        Page 4
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P BEEF-FORAGE


j SURVEY

Florida Cooperative Extension Service / Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences / University of Florida / John T. Woeste, Dean


Are you presently involved in the
beef business as owner, manager,
overseer or operator?
Yes; No

If NO, it's not necessary to answer
other questions, but please return
the survey form in the postage paid
envelope.

I. ABOUT YOUR BEEF OPERATION

1. What is your kind of beef
operation? (Check one or
both)

Commercial

Purebred


2. Over the next five years,
are there plans to: (Check
one)

increase the size of
your beef operation.

reduce the size of your
beeT operation

maintain about the same
size beef operation

get out of beef business

3. How important is it for this
beef operation to make a
profit? (Check one)

very important


somewhat important


II. REPRODUCT ION

1. Approximate number of cows
and heifers exposed to a bull
in 1980?

2. From the cows and heifers
exposed to a bull in 1980,
how many calves were weaned
in 1981?

3. In 1980, how many bulls did
you run with these cows and
heifers?

4. Check the months the bulls
are with the cows:

All year


Jan.
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May
June


July.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.


5. How often do you have bulls
checked (semen tested) for
breeding soundness? (Check
one)

each year
every two or three years
only at purchase time
never
other


6. Generally, do you palpate:


a. all cows


_yes; no


b. only dry cows yes; no


not important












P BEEF-FORAGE


j SURVEY

Florida Cooperative Extension Service / Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences / University of Florida / John T. Woeste, Dean


Are you presently involved in the
beef business as owner, manager,
overseer or operator?
Yes; No

If NO, it's not necessary to answer
other questions, but please return
the survey form in the postage paid
envelope.

I. ABOUT YOUR BEEF OPERATION

1. What is your kind of beef
operation? (Check one or
both)

Commercial

Purebred


2. Over the next five years,
are there plans to: (Check
one)

increase the size of
your beef operation.

reduce the size of your
beeT operation

maintain about the same
size beef operation

get out of beef business

3. How important is it for this
beef operation to make a
profit? (Check one)

very important


somewhat important


II. REPRODUCT ION

1. Approximate number of cows
and heifers exposed to a bull
in 1980?

2. From the cows and heifers
exposed to a bull in 1980,
how many calves were weaned
in 1981?

3. In 1980, how many bulls did
you run with these cows and
heifers?

4. Check the months the bulls
are with the cows:

All year


Jan.
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May
June


July.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.


5. How often do you have bulls
checked (semen tested) for
breeding soundness? (Check
one)

each year
every two or three years
only at purchase time
never
other


6. Generally, do you palpate:


a. all cows


_yes; no


b. only dry cows yes; no


not important






7. Generally, at what age do
your heifers calve?


2 yrs.
3 yrs.


2. When calves are SOLD what is
the average:


other


weight


age (months)


8. Generally, what percent of
the cow herd is culled each
year? %_

If you culled the herd in
1981, indicate the primary
reasons (check all
appropriate)

age
failure to breed
disease
poor producer
economic (low prices)
other

9. Have you had problems with
or vaccinated for any of the
following diseases within
the past/year? (check all
appropriate.)

Had Vaccinated
Problems For

Brucellosis


Lepto

Vibrio


Red Water

IBR & BVD


Blackleg/
Malignant Edema

Other (specify)

10. What is your biggest
reproduction problem? (Check
one)

nutrition
parasites
reproductive diseases
other (specify) _



III. PRODUCTION

1. When calves are WEANED what
is the average:


age (months)


3. Of the calves born between
October, 1980 and September,
1981, approximately how many
were: (enter number)

a. sold during
1981?
b. kept for replace-
ments?
c. kept to graze or
feed?
d. kept for other
purposes?


4. Generally, do you do any of
the following?

a. Implant your calves
with a growth stimulant
(Ralgrow, Synonex)

yes; no

b. Creep feed your calves


yes;


no


If yes, what do you feed?


_grain


molasses


creep graze

other


c. Use a system to
individually identify:

each cow yes; no

her calf yes; no



d. Production test your
herd (record calf birth
date, weight at
selling, etc.)

yes; no

If yes, do you use the
results to cull poor
producing cows?
yes; no


weight






IV. PARASITES

1. Do you control for external
parasites? (flies, lice, etc.)

__yes; no

If yes, which of the following
methods do you use? (check all
appropriate)


For Flies


Ear tags

Spray

Pour on

Dust bag

Back rubber

Other

(specify)


For Ticks
& Lice Grubs


2. Which of the following
protein supplements are
used during the WINTER
months.

Cows Heifers


Molasses
supplement

Range cubes

Protein Blocks

Mineral contain-
ing protein


Ot

Non


2. Do you worm at least one time each
year:

a. the cows? _yes; __no

b. the calves? _yes; ___no

c. the bulls? yes; no

3. Do you treat for liver flukes?

yes; no

V. NUTRITION

1. Which of the following feeds are used
during the WINTER months? (Check
those used for cows and those use for
heifers)


Cows Heifers


Native Range

Deferred grazing
(save pasture for
fall and winter use)

Hay

Silage

Winter Pasture
(rye grass, etc)

Other (specify)


her (specify)

ie

3. Generally, do you feel your winter
feeding program is adequate for greatest
net returns.

yes; no; ___ uncertain

4. If you feed hay or silage, do you have
it analyzed?

yes; no


5. Do you feed the following:

a. salt _yes; no

b. minerals _yes; _no

c. if you feed salt, when

1. winter only

2. _year 'round

d. if you feed mineral, when

1. winter only

2. _year 'round

VI. FORAGE PRODUCTION

1. How many acres are used:

for pasture
for hay

2. Of the total acres in question 1, how
many are:

owned

rented or leased






IV. PARASITES

1. Do you control for external
parasites? (flies, lice, etc.)

__yes; no

If yes, which of the following
methods do you use? (check all
appropriate)


For Flies


Ear tags

Spray

Pour on

Dust bag

Back rubber

Other

(specify)


For Ticks
& Lice Grubs


2. Which of the following
protein supplements are
used during the WINTER
months.

Cows Heifers


Molasses
supplement

Range cubes

Protein Blocks

Mineral contain-
ing protein


Ot

Non


2. Do you worm at least one time each
year:

a. the cows? _yes; __no

b. the calves? _yes; ___no

c. the bulls? yes; no

3. Do you treat for liver flukes?

yes; no

V. NUTRITION

1. Which of the following feeds are used
during the WINTER months? (Check
those used for cows and those use for
heifers)


Cows Heifers


Native Range

Deferred grazing
(save pasture for
fall and winter use)

Hay

Silage

Winter Pasture
(rye grass, etc)

Other (specify)


her (specify)

ie

3. Generally, do you feel your winter
feeding program is adequate for greatest
net returns.

yes; no; ___ uncertain

4. If you feed hay or silage, do you have
it analyzed?

yes; no


5. Do you feed the following:

a. salt _yes; no

b. minerals _yes; _no

c. if you feed salt, when

1. winter only

2. _year 'round

d. if you feed mineral, when

1. winter only

2. _year 'round

VI. FORAGE PRODUCTION

1. How many acres are used:

for pasture
for hay

2. Of the total acres in question 1, how
many are:

owned

rented or leased







3. Of the acres of pasture in question 1,
approximately how many do you
consider to be:

a. improved acres (improved
varieties, fertilized and limed)

b. semi-improved acres
(improved varieties, not maintained)

c. native acres


8. What type(s) of pasture grasses do
you use (check all appropriate)

Star Native
Bahia Bermuda
Pangola Other
Rye grass

9. Do you generally rotationally graze
your pastures?


yes; no
d. other acres


4. If you produce hay, indicate
approximate tons harvested in
1981

5. Do you generally use soil tests to
guide your fertilizing and liming
decisions?


yes;


no


6. Within the past three years, have you
LIMED any of your:

a. pasture land? yes; _no


b. hay land?


yes; no


If yes, at what rate and on
how' many acres? (example: 2
tons/acre on 40 acre)


tons/acre on
pasture land


acres of


tons/acre on acres of
hay land

7. Within the past year did you
FERTILIZE any of your:

a. pasture land _yes; no

b. hay land _yes; _no

If yes, the approximate number of
acres fertilized:


10. Check the following legumes used
for hay and pasture:

_Aeschynomene Alalfa
Alyce Clover White Clover
Red Clover Hairy Indigo
Other
(specify)


VI. OTHER

1. Where, or to whom, do you look for
information to help solve your beef
production and/or management
problems? (Check all appropriate)

Other cattlemen
Fertilizer, feed,
machinery dealers
County Extension Agent
Other Extension people
Close relatives (father,
brother, etc.)
Magazines
Farm organizations
Other (specify)


Name of County

Number


pasture (acres)

hay (acres)


Also amount and analysis of
fertilizer used: (example: 400 lbs of
16-8-8 per acre for pastureT


Ibs. of
for pasture

1Ibs. of
for hay


per acre,


per acre


This public document was promulgated at a cost of
$143.51, or 5.7 cents per copy, to obtain information
from beef and forage growers.




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