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Group Title: Animal science newsletter
Title: Animal science newsletter. August 2006.
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Title: Animal science newsletter. August 2006.
Series Title: Animal science newsletter
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Creator: Department of Animal Sciences, IFAS
Affiliation: University of Florida -- Florida Cooperative Extension Service -- Department of Animal Sciences -- Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Publisher: Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Department of Animal Sciences, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida
Publication Date: August 2006
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    In this issue...
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    Bronson announces new tax exemption for agricultural producers
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    Drought leads to jump in cattle on feed, lower beef prices
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Department Chair
Update


S Following his announcement
in November 2005, Dr. F. Glen
Hembry has resigned as chair and
returned to the faculty of the
Department ofAnimal Sciences on
July 3, 2006. Glen Hembry came to the University of
Florida in 1990 to serve as chair of the Department of
Animal Science and since 2000 as chair of the
Department ofAnimal Sciences. He plans to continue
to be involved in teaching and extension.

The search for a new department chair has led


In this issue...


Department Chair Update


Florida Equine Institute and Allied Trade
Shox 2

Bronson Announces Ne\v Tax Exemption
for`A.ricultural Producers 4

Drought Leads to Jump in Cattle on Feed.
Lo\\ er Beef Prices 4


to the appointment of Dr. Geoffrey E.
Dahl to assume the position of Professor
and Chair of the Department ofAnimal
Sciences. GeoffDahl comes to UF from the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
where he has been working on the effect of
photoperiod on lactation, growth, and health
of dairy cattle and effects of various milking
frequencies.

Assistant chair Dr. Joel Brendemuhl
has accepted the request from the IFAS
administration to serve as interim
department chair until the new chair has
arrived.


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The Institute ofFood andAgricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer authorized to provide research educational information, and other
services only to individuals that function with regard to race, color sex, age, handicap, or national origin. For information on obtaining other extension publcations, contact your county
Cooperative Extension Service office.


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"Managing

Florida Horses
S i for Competition
and Pleasure"
September 21, 2006
8:00 a.m.
Southeastern Livestock Pavilion
2232 NE Jacksonville Road
Ocala, Florida 34470
GPS: W82 07.835'
N 290 12.662'

This Equine Institute and Allied Trade Show is
conducted by:
Central Florida Livestock Agents Group

PROGRAM PLANNING COMMITTEE

Chairman
Mark Shuffitt, Marion County Extension

Extension Equine Specialist
Ed Johnson, Ph. D.

Extension Equine Specialist
Saundra TenBroeck, Ph. D.

Extension Director
Freddie Johnson, Ph. D.

Central Florida Livestock Agents Group
Joe Walter Brevard County
Martha Thomas Lake County
Mark Shuffitt Marion County
Dennis Mudge Orange & Seminole
Randy Bateman Osceola County
Ed Jennings Pasco
Brantley Ivey Polk County
Sharon Gamble Volusia County

AM
8:00 8:45
Trade Show Opens / Registration


Moderator:
Mark Shuffitt, Chairman Equine Institute

8:45 -9:15
"University ofFlorida Mobile Equine Diagnostic
Service (MEDS)"
Michael B. Porter, D.VM., PhD, DACVIM
MEDS Director
Clinical Assistant Professor
UF College of Veterinary Medicine


9:15 -9:45
"Saving Your Grass Grazing Management
Strategiesfor Horse Pasture"
Mark Shuffitt, BS, MS
LivestockAgent
UF/IFAS Marion County Extension

9:45- 10:30
"Equine Parasites, Resistance & Control"
Charlie Courtney, DVM, PhD
Pathobiology
Associate Dean
UF College of Veterinary Medicine

10:30- 11:00
Trade Show Break

11:00- 12:00
"Equine Supplements What Doesn't Work, What
Does and When to Use"
Amy Gill, PhD
Equine Nutrition Consultant
Lexington, KY


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PM
12:00- 12:15
Update
"Florida Equine Waste Management BMP 's"
Saundra TenBroeck, Ph.D.
Department ofAnimal Sciences
University ofFlorida

12:15- 1:00
Lunch/Trade Show Break

1:00-2:00
"Selecting, Evaluating & Feeding Horse Hay"
Lori Warren, PhD
Equine Nutritionist
Department ofAnimal Sciences
University ofFlorida

2:00-2:30
"Florida Equine Industry Update
Speaker. TBD

2:30 3:00
Trade Show Break

3:00 4:00 Live Animal Demonstration
"Bits & Bitting"
EdJohnson, PhD
Equine Extension Specialist
Department ofAnimal Sciences
University ofFlorida



Register Now To Win $500 Gift
Certificate!
Each paid participant registration to the 2006 Florida
Equine Institute and Allied Trade Show will be entered in
a drawing to win a $500 gift certificate good at Tack
Shack of Ocala, Inc. or Tack Shack Too. Take a look at
their website http://www.tackshackofocala.com/. The
drawing will be held at the conclusion of the program on
September 21, 2006. You do not need to be present to
win.
Registration includes admission to all seminars,
trade show, a printed copy of the speakers' papers,
refreshment breaks and catered lunch. Additionally, each
paid registrant will be eligible to win a $500 gift certificate
for use at Tack Shack of Ocala, Inc or Tack Shack Too.


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Directions to
Southeastern Livestock Pavilion from 1-75:
Exit #354 US Hwy 27

Turn east on US 27 continue to US 441, turn north
onto US 441 and go to first traffic light, turn east onto
200A continue for approximately 1 mile Southeastern
Livestock Pavilion is on the north side of 200A.


http://www.animal.ufl.edu/extension/beef/newsletter.shtml










Announces New
Tax Exemption
forAgricultural
Producers

FloridaAgriculture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bronson has announced that
a new state law that takes effect this month exempts
electricity used for agricultural production from the
state's sales tax.

"We are grateful that the Legislature enacted this
meaningful relief measure, which will assist our
agricultural producers in helping them hold down their
production costs," Bronson said.

Under terms of the law, which took effect July 1,
the exemption requires that those requesting it
separately meter electricity used in production activities
from the electricity used for other purposes. If the
electricity is centrally metered and is used for both tax-
exempt and taxable purposes, the purchase of the
electricity is subject to tax.

The exemption covers virtually all aspects of a
farmer or rancher's business operation, including the
preparation, planting, cultivating, harvesting and
processing of agricultural products. It includes
aquaculture, horticulture, floriculture, viticulture,
forestry, dairy, livestock, poultry, bees and any or all
forms of farm products.


To qualify for the exemption, agricultural
producers must furnish their utility provider with an
exemption certificate stating that the electricity will be
used directly and exclusively for the production or
processing of agricultural products. Producers can
contact the Florida Department of Revenue for forms
and other information about the exemption at
www.myflorida.com/dor or they can call the agency's
taxpayer services section at (800) 352-3671 or (850)
488-6800.


SOURCE:


Drought Leads to Jump in Cattle
on Feed, Lower Beef Prices


The number of cattle in the nation's feed yards
jumped 5 percent in June as a persistent drought in the
central and northern plains led farmers to sell off their
cattle at an earlier age and lower weight. Analysts had
expected a smaller increase of 2.5 percent.

The increase marks the second-largest supply of
cattle on feed at that date since the Agriculture Depart-
ment started recording that data in 1996.

The sudden glut is good news for processors, who
will see lower prices, but bad news for growers, who
are sending young cattle to feed at a pace far above
expectations. The sale of young cattle to feedlots
jumped 10 percent in June, when a decline of 2.5
percent had been predicted.

Farmers were forced to sell off cattle under 700
pounds because of the lack of grazing land. These
cattle have been the most profitable segment of the
industry, and a thorn in the side of feeders and proces-
sors, who have had to feed the cattle to record weights
to recoup their investment in the calf market.

The early sale of young cattle may lead to a
slowing of the expansion of the national herd, which
increased 1 percent to 105.7 million animals in June.
Growers sent more heifers to feedlots for eventual
slaughter than predicted, leading to a flat number of
breeding cattle in the herd.


SOURCE:


Pete Hisey
http://www.meatingplace.com
Email: phisey@meatingplace.com
Release July 25, 2006


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Terence McElroy, FDACS
http://www.doacs.state.fl.us
Phone: (850) 488-3022
Email: mcelrot@doacs.state.fl.us
Release July 18, 2006


http://www.animal.ufl.edu/extension/beef/newsletter.shtml


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Announces New
Tax Exemption
forAgricultural
Producers

FloridaAgriculture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bronson has announced that
a new state law that takes effect this month exempts
electricity used for agricultural production from the
state's sales tax.

"We are grateful that the Legislature enacted this
meaningful relief measure, which will assist our
agricultural producers in helping them hold down their
production costs," Bronson said.

Under terms of the law, which took effect July 1,
the exemption requires that those requesting it
separately meter electricity used in production activities
from the electricity used for other purposes. If the
electricity is centrally metered and is used for both tax-
exempt and taxable purposes, the purchase of the
electricity is subject to tax.

The exemption covers virtually all aspects of a
farmer or rancher's business operation, including the
preparation, planting, cultivating, harvesting and
processing of agricultural products. It includes
aquaculture, horticulture, floriculture, viticulture,
forestry, dairy, livestock, poultry, bees and any or all
forms of farm products.


To qualify for the exemption, agricultural
producers must furnish their utility provider with an
exemption certificate stating that the electricity will be
used directly and exclusively for the production or
processing of agricultural products. Producers can
contact the Florida Department of Revenue for forms
and other information about the exemption at
www.myflorida.com/dor or they can call the agency's
taxpayer services section at (800) 352-3671 or (850)
488-6800.


SOURCE:


Drought Leads to Jump in Cattle
on Feed, Lower Beef Prices


The number of cattle in the nation's feed yards
jumped 5 percent in June as a persistent drought in the
central and northern plains led farmers to sell off their
cattle at an earlier age and lower weight. Analysts had
expected a smaller increase of 2.5 percent.

The increase marks the second-largest supply of
cattle on feed at that date since the Agriculture Depart-
ment started recording that data in 1996.

The sudden glut is good news for processors, who
will see lower prices, but bad news for growers, who
are sending young cattle to feed at a pace far above
expectations. The sale of young cattle to feedlots
jumped 10 percent in June, when a decline of 2.5
percent had been predicted.

Farmers were forced to sell off cattle under 700
pounds because of the lack of grazing land. These
cattle have been the most profitable segment of the
industry, and a thorn in the side of feeders and proces-
sors, who have had to feed the cattle to record weights
to recoup their investment in the calf market.

The early sale of young cattle may lead to a
slowing of the expansion of the national herd, which
increased 1 percent to 105.7 million animals in June.
Growers sent more heifers to feedlots for eventual
slaughter than predicted, leading to a flat number of
breeding cattle in the herd.


SOURCE:


Pete Hisey
http://www.meatingplace.com
Email: phisey@meatingplace.com
Release July 25, 2006


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Terence McElroy, FDACS
http://www.doacs.state.fl.us
Phone: (850) 488-3022
Email: mcelrot@doacs.state.fl.us
Release July 18, 2006


http://www.animal.ufl.edu/extension/beef/newsletter.shtml


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