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Title: Manatee livestocker
Series Title: Manatee livestocker
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Creator: Manatee County Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Publisher: Manatee County Extension Service
Place of Publication: Palmetto, Fla.
Publication Date: 2007
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IFAS EXTENSION


MANATEE LIVESTOCKER


INSIDE THIS ISSUE:


Grazing Management 101


Grazing Management
101
Beef Quality Assurance
Certification
Manatee County Fair
Steer Weigh-In
Grazing Management
School
Beef Cattle Manage-
ment 101 Classes
Deer & Turkey Short
Course

Quail & Dove Short
Course
Farm City Week Beef
Workshop and Pros-
pect Show
Beef Cattle Manage-
ment Calendar


1 This course represents basic Pasture Man-
agement principles and concepts. The
1 South Florida Beef-Forage Program of the
University of Florida, Cooperative Exten-
sion Service is the sponsor of this program.
2 The course will be held from 8am-4pm
on Saturday, August 11th at the Hardee
2 County Extension Office as well as at the
Range Cattle REC in Ona.
2
Grazing management is the manipulation
of livestock grazing to obtain defined out-
3
puts of livestock products. It involves care-
ful management of both pasture and live-
3 stock resources to meet desired objectives.
This course is offered in a two session for-
3 mat, to offer basic pasture management


principles along with hands-on activi-
ties and demonstrations. The theories of
grazing management concepts and pas-
ture establishment methods are dis-
cussed in a classroom setting during the
first half of the day. Concepts taught
are supported by practical applications
in the field, during the afternoon ses-
sion.

This is the first offering of "Grazing
Management 101" and we encourage
new farmers to attend. Registration fee
for this school is $30.00 if registered
after July 27, 2007 or at the door.
Registration cost will cover course ma-
terials and lunch.


BEEF QUALITY ASSURANCE CERTIFICATION


4


CALENDAR
August 11th-Grazing Man-
agement 101
August 16th-Beef Quality
Assurance Training
August 25-Manatee County
Fair Steer Weigh In
Sept-Oct-Beef Cattle Man-
agement 101
October 4-5--Deer & Turkey
Short Course


The University of Florida Animal Science
Department and the Highlands County Ex-
tension office will host the next Beef Qual-
ity Assurance Certification Program on
Thursday, August 16th from 10am--
4pm.

"Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) is a
proven system of sensible management
practices that will further strengthen con-
sumer confidence in beef products. Adopt-
ing BQA principles is a proactive way to
implement a philosophy of Total Quality
Management (TQM) into your beef opera-


tion and address quality and safety is-
sues. BQA can also help you become
more competitive as a producer. Your
active participation in this program is
beneficial to building up the world's
image of beef originating from the
State of Florida and the United States."

The registration cost for this program
is $10 at the door. Please notify
Christa (722-4524) if you plan to at-
tend so proper lunch arrangements can
be made.






Manatee Livestocker


MANATEE COUNTY FAIR STEER WEIGH-IN


Mark your calendars for the 2008 Manatee County
Fair Steer Weigh -In. The Weigh-In will take place
Saturday, August 25 from 8-11am in the Mosaic
Arena at the Manatee County Fairgrounds. All 2008
Manatee County Fair Steer Participants will need to


be present with your steer and a parent to com-
plete paperwork. For further information you
may contact the Manatee County Fair Office,
722-1639.


GRAZING MANAGEMENT SCHOOL


This course is sponsored by The South Florida Beef-
Forage Program of the University of Florida, Coopera-
tive Extension Service. It is conducted with the volun-
teer assistance of area livestock producers and Allied
Industries. It represents separation of the original For-
age and Pasture Management School into subject com-
ponents that can be taught in a couple of days. It is
part of a continuing multi-county education effort to
help South-Central Florida producers raise and market
high quality beef cattle, per cow, per acre and profita-
bly.

This years Grazing Management School will focus on
re-establishing pastures after a drought. Topics to be
discussed will include:
*Soil Fertility for Forages, Pastures, and Hay
*Forage Varieties for Grazing Systems
*Pasture Establishment and Renovation
*Weed Control in Grazing Systems
*Conserved Forage Options


*Grazing Management Systems
*Forages for Winter
*Understanding Forage Based Nutrition

The course will be held at the Turner Center in
Arcadia on September 5th from 8:15am-4:00pm
and we will meet at the Range Cattle REC in Ona
for tours on September 6th at 8:45am. Registra-
tion fees for the course will cover the cost of
course materials as well as lunch for both days.

This is the second annual "Grazing Management
School" and we encourage you and your personnel
to attend. Registration fee for this school is $60.00
if returned by August 3, 2007, and $80.00 if re-
turned after August 3, 2007.

To register for this course contact Christa or
Jennifer, 722-4524.


BEEF CATTLE MANAGEMENT 101


The Manatee County Extension Office will be offer-
ing a Basic Beef Cattle Management program. The
program will be offered in a series of four one-hour
classes. Each class will begin at 6:30pm.
*September 10th-Basic Management and
Marketing of Beef Cattle
*September 17th-Feeding and Supplement-
ing the Beef Herd
*October 1st-Beef Herd Health
*October 8th-Breeding and Reproduction
of the Beef Herd


This course is designed to assist people who are
just beginning to raise beef cattle. Some basic
management tools will be introduced to be more
successful in your endeavors, also to serve as a
refresher course to people who have had cattle for
a number of years.
There is not a charge for attending the classes.
We do ask that you call Christa or Jennifer to reg-
ister for these classes at 722-4524.


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Volume 1, Issue 1


2ND ANNUAL DEER AND TURKEY SHORT COURSE


The 2nd Annual Deer and Turkey Short Course will
he presented by the University of Florida/IFAS in co-
operation with Georgia Extension Service, landowners
and other Florida agencies. The Short Course will
take place October 4-5, 2007 at the UF/IFAS North
Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy.

This program is for landowners, managers, hunters,
and others interested in managing deer and turkey
habitat, proper hunting management, as well as best
management practices of natural resources as it relates
to the deer and turkey.

The short course will address deer and turkey manage-
ment, quality deer management, hunting leases, en-


hancing native food plots, establishing food plots, as
well as field visits to area locations. Field visits will
include discussions related to habitat assessment and
management, food plot planting demonstrations, and
more.

Registration for the course is $75 if received by Sep-
tember 10th. Late registration is $100. Registration
costs will cover lunch both days and dinner on Octo-
ber 4th.

More information can be found at http://
iefferson.ifas.ufl.edu or by calling Christa, 722-
4524.


3RD ANNUAL QUAIL AND DOVE SHORT COURSE


The 3rd Annual Quail and Dove Short Course will
take place Friday, October 19, 2007 at the Turner
Civic Center in Arcadia from 7:30am until 5:00pm.
The program is designed to educate landowners,
hunters, managers and conservationist the ecology
and management of quail and dove in Florida.

Topics discussed in the course will cover bobwhite
basics, identifying native quail plants, food plots and
supplemental feeding, BMP's for pen raised quail,
dove facts, dove fields, dove harvest and hunting, as
well as a ranch visit to Longino Ranch. Participants


will visit with ranch managers and speakers about
interaction of cows and quail, landscapes for quail,
predator management, as well as a food plot dem-
onstration.

Registration costs are $50 if received by October
5th and $75 if received after October 5th. Registra-
tion fees will cover program materials and lunch.
For more information you can contact Christa, 722-
4524 or visit the website at http://
Desoto.ifas.ufl.edu/Agricultural/wildlifeand
conservation.html.


4TH ANNUAL
FARM CITY WEEK BEEF WORKSHOP AND PROSPECT SHOW


The 4th Annual Farm City Week Beef Workshop and
Prospect Show will take place on Saturday, Novem-
ber 17th in the Mosaic Arena at the Manatee County
Fairgrounds.

This year the educational workshop topics will be
related to reproduction of the beef animal. If you


have any ideas or suggestions for the committee on
changes or topics for the workshop please contact
Christa, 722-4524 or ccarlson(g@ufl.edu

We look forward to seeing you all there.


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Manatee Livestocker


Beef Cattle Management


101

September 10th & 17th
October 1st & 8th
Manatee County Extension Office
Kendrick Auditorium
1303 17th St W
Palmetto 34221

Topics to be discussed
September 10th Managing and Marketing the Beef Herd
September 17h Feeding and Supplementing the Beef Herd
October 1st Keeping a Healthy Beef Herd
October 8th Breeding and Reproduction of the Beef Herd

T bRegister contact:
Chrisa L. Carlson, 941-722-4524
Manatee CouZnty Ztesion Agent Livestock
Classes Begin at 6:30 pm


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Grazing Management 101

Saturday, August 11, 2007
8:00am 4:00pm
$20 Registration Fee if received by July 27, 2007
$30 Registration Fee is received after July 27, 2007
Hardee County Extension Office, Wauchula
&
Range Cattle REC, Ona
Topics to be discussed and Hands-On Activities Re-
lated To:
Pasture Soils
Fertilization
Forage Species
Pasture Establishment
Pasture Management
To Register contact:
Christa L. Carlson, 941-722-4524
Manatee County Extension Agent II, Livestock
Sponsored By:
The South FLORIDA Beef Forage Program











































BEEF CATTLE MANAGEMENT CALENDAR


August
* Treat for liver flukes as close to August
15th as possible, if they are in your area.
* Cut hay.
* Apply lime for fall and winter crops.
* Harvest Bahiagrass seed.
* Check mineral feeder.
* Update market information and market-
ing plans.
* Check for army worms, spittlebugs, and
mole crickets, and treat if necessary.
* Check dust bags.
* Wean calves and cull cow herd.
* Watch for evidence of abortions.
* Observe animals regularly for signs of
disease.
* If cattle grubs were found on cattle last
winter or heel flies were observed in the
pasture, treat for cattle grubs this month.
* Pregnancy test and cull open heifers
September
* Cut hay.


* Heavily graze pastures to be interplanted
to cool season pastures.
* Check mineral feeder.
* Check for mole crickets, spittlebugs, and
grassloopers, and treat if necessary.
* Check dust bags.
* Wean calves and cull cow herd if not
already done. Remove open, unsound, or
poor producing cows.
* Train cowboys to observe normal and
abnormal behavior and signs of disease.
* Be sure any replacement purchases are
healthy and have been calfhood vaccinated
for brucellosis.
* Deworm the cow herd if internal parasites
are a problem.
* When replacement heifers are weaned,
give them required vaccinations and put
them on a good nutrition program.
* Determine bull replacement needs, de-
velop selection criteria, and start checking


availability of quality animals.
* Review winter feed supply and feeding
plans so that needed adjustments can be
made before supplies tighten and prices
rise.
October
* Plant cool season legumes.
* Plant small grain pastures.
* Check mineral feeder.
* Check for external parasites, especially
lice, and treat if needed.
* Check for spittlebugs and grassloopers
and treat, if needed.
* Watch condition of cow herd; maintain
adequate nutrition.
* Isolate any additions to the herd for 30
to 60 days and observe for signs of dis-
ease; retest for brucellosis and leptospiro-
sis.
* Be sure you have adequate handling
facilities, and they are in working order.




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