florida cracker cattle

Cracker Cattle Could Get State Designation

Dan Cattle, Florida, Legislative

Florida cracker cattle would be named the state “heritage cattle breed,” under a proposal filed this week by Rep. MaryLynn Magar, R-Tequesta. Cracker cattle are descended from Spanish cattle brought to North America in the 16th Century. The proposal (HB 155) is filed for consideration during the 2018 legislative session and, if approved, would place the breed alongside horse conchs, …

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Florida Livestock Markets Closed Next Week Due to Hurricane Irma

Dan Cattle, Florida, Livestock

According to information from the Florida Cattlemen’s Association, the Florida Association of Livestock Markets (FALM) will close all 9 livestock markets in Florida next week on their regular sale days, September 11, 12, and 13, due to Hurricane Irma. But, the Florida Cattlemen’s Association Quality Replacement Heifer sale is still scheduled to be held Friday, September 15th at the Arcadia …

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Great Florida Cattle Drive ’21

Dan Cattle, Florida

The Great Florida Cattle Drive is known as a project that celebrates Florida’s rich history as a cattle state. The last cattle drive took place in January of 2016, and while they are normally held every 10 years, Chairman Doyle Conner Jr. says the next one will be in 2021. More shots from the Great Florida Cattle Drive 2016. “The …

2017-2018 Florida Heifer Development Program

Deadline for Florida Heifer Development Program is Tuesday

Dan Cattle, Florida, Industry News Release

Cattlemen across the Southeast are being reminded that Tuesday, August 1st is the deadline for the nomination of heifers in the 2017-2018 Florida Heifer Development Program. Last year the program developed 79 head of commercial and purebred heifers for producers from Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. All heifers in the program will be housed at the North Florida Research and Education …

Research Efforts at FAMU Include Cattle

Dan Cattle, Florida, Research

The 2017 Florida Cattlemen’s Association Convention wraps up today in Orlando, as a good crowd has been on hand. One of those attending was Florida A&M University (FAMU) Vice President of Research, Timothy Moore. Southeast AgNet’s Gary Cooper caught up with him to talk about research efforts at the Tallahassee school, which includes programs for cattle.