Winter Supplementation Seminar – August 11 in Wauchula, Fla.

A "Winter Supplementation Seminar," sponsored by the South Florida Beef Forage Programof the University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service, will be held August 11 from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Hardee County Extension Office in Wauchula. The seminar is part of a continuing multi-county effort to help South Florida ranchers raise and market high quality beef cattle profitably.

South Florida pastures can be negatively affected during winter months.  It is important to budget for the costs associated with this time of year—feed, hay, stockpiled forage, etc.  Before you spend the time and money to supplement your cattle, learn the nutrient requirements of your cows and bulls - Are you putting out enough? 

This program will begin with registration at 5:00pm on August 11, 2016 and the program will begin at 5:30pm.  Dinner will be served.  For more information contact Jonael Bosques at 863-773-2164.


* Meeting Her Needs Through the WInter - Dr. Matt Hersom, UF Department of Animal Sciences

* Feeding By-Products - Dr. Phillip Moriel, UF/IFAS Beef Cattle Nutrition Specialist

* Cost of Winter Supplementation - Chris Prevatt, UF/IFAS Livestock Economist