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2017 Florida Bull Test Sale – January 21

2017 Florida Bull Test Sale – January 21

University of Florida – North Florida Research and Education Center Beef Unit sale facility where the Florida Bull Test Sale will be conducted.

University of Florida – North Florida Research and Education Center Beef Unit sale facility where the Florida Bull Test Sale will be conducted near Marianna, FL.

The 17th Florida Bull Test was conducted at the University of Florida North Florida Research and Education center in Marianna.  There were 129 consignments from 33 consignors from Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi.  There were 59 Angus, 3 Brahman, 10 Charolais, 7 Hereford, 32 SimAngus, and 18 Simmental consignments born between August 15 and December 31 of 2015. Bulls were delivered in late July and initiated their 112-day test on August 17, 2016.  The last day of test was December 7, 2016.  In addition, a hallmark of the Florida Bull Test is that individual feed intake is assessed to establish feed efficiency.  At completion of the test the entire group of bulls averaged 3.32 pounds of gain per day, but ranged from 1.85 to 4.73 pounds per day.

Activities with the Bull Test conclude with a sale on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the NFREC Beef Unit in Marianna, FL. Only bulls meeting specific benchmarks are eligible for the sale.  In addition, bulls are inspected for structural soundness and disposition, and must pass a breeding soundness exam to qualify for the sale.  Additional information, such as actual performance data, expected progeny differences (EPDs), and carcass ultrasound data is available for bull buyers to aid in the selection of excellent quality bulls to purchase.

Internet bidding will be available at the sale. Potential buyers will need to preregister to on the Cattle in Motion, LLC website (http://www.cattleinmotion.com/ ) prior to initiation of the sale.  Their site will also host videos of each bull to preview prior to the sale.

For more information on the Florida Bull Test visit the web page at http://nfrec.ifas.ufl.edu/florida-bull-test/, or telephone 850-526-1621. Catalogs for the sale are available by request. Note: the Research Center office will be closed from December 26 to January 2.

 

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Author: Cliff Lamb – gclamb@ufl.edu

Cliff Lamb

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Jackson County Daffodil Sale!

Jackson County Daffodil Sale!

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The Jackson County Master Gardeners are selling daffodil bulbs.  Bulbs are sold in paper bags for $ 5.00 per bag.  Bulb counts vary per bag based on bulb size.  For descriptions of available bulbs please see the attached flyer.

Jackson County Daffodil Selection/Description

To make a bulb order or for other questions please call the Jackson County Extension Office at (850)482-9620 and asked for Ms. Doris or Mr. Carl.

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Author: Matt Lollar – mlollar@ufl.edu

Matt Lollar is the Jackson County Horticulture Agent. He has 5 years of experience with University of Florida/IFAS Extension and he began his career in Sanford, FL as the Seminole County Horticulture Agent. Matt is originally from Belle Fontaine, AL. He earned his MS and BS degrees in Horticulture Production from Auburn University.

Matt Lollar

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Friday Funny: Antique Tractor For Sale

Farm machinery classified adds are normally dull and boring, but do get the point across in just a few words.  Recently a farmer in the Panhandle came up with something really clever to generate income for his farm from an antique tractor restoration project that had never quite been completed.

John-Deere missing steering wheel and seatAntique Tractor For Sale

John Deere antique tractor runs great, but is missing the seat and steering wheel.  The perfect tractor for a farmer who has lost his butt farming and doesn’t know which way to turn.

 

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If you enjoyed this week’s joke, you might also enjoy others from previous weeks: Friday Funnies

Farm folks always enjoy sharing good jokes, photos and stories.  If you have a good, clean joke, particularly one that pertains to agriculture, or a funny photo that you took on the farm, send it in and we will share it with our readers.

Email to:  Panhandle Ag Friday Funny

 

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Author: Doug Mayo – demayo@ufl.edu

Lead Editor for Panhandle Ag e-news – Jackson County Extension Director – Livestock & Forages Agent. My true expertise is with beef cattle and pasture management, but I can assist with information on other livestock species, as well as recreational fish ponds.
http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu

Doug Mayo

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Friday Funny: Tractor for Sale

Trator with a Serious RattleA local farmer got a lot of attention recently when he advertised a used tractor for sale on Craig’s list.  The cleverly written advertisement said:

 

FOR SALE

Used John Deere Tractor

Must sell wife’s tractor.  Tractor has been used with love for many years, but now must be sold due to the development of an annoying rattle, especially at top highway speed.  Rattling really disturbs wife and prevents operation. Tractor comes equipped with an automated security and rodent control system.  Not recommended for use on poultry or rabbit farm operations.

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If you enjoyed this week’s joke, you might also enjoy others from previous weeks: Friday Funny

Farm folks always enjoy sharing good jokes, photos and stories.  If you have a good, clean joke, particularly one that pertains to agriculture, or a funny photo that you took on the farm, send it in and we will share it with our readers.

Email to:  Panhandle Ag Friday Funny

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Author: Doug Mayo – demayo@ufl.edu

Lead Editor for Panhandle Ag e-news – Jackson County Extension Director – Livestock & Forages Agent. My true expertise is with beef cattle and pasture management, but I can assist with information on other livestock species, as well as recreational fish ponds.
http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu

Doug Mayo

Permanent link to this article: http://franklin.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/06/04/friday-funny-tractor-for-sale/

2016 Florida Bull Test Sale January 16

2016 Florida Bull Test Sale January 16

University of Florida – North Florida Research and Education Center Beef Unit sale facility where the Florida Bull Test Sale will be conducted.

University of Florida – North Florida Research and Education Center Beef Unit sale facility where the Florida Bull Test Sale will be conducted.

January 16, 2016 at the NFREC Beef Unit in Marianna, FL

The 16th Florida Bull Test was conducted at the University of Florida North Florida Research and Education center in Marianna. There were 136 bulls entered from 41 consignors from Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi. There were 34 Angus, 4 Braford, 4 Brahman, 10 Charolais, 3 Composite, 8 Hereford, 51 SimAngus, and 22 Simmental consignments born between August 15 and December 31 of 2014. Bulls were delivered in late July and initiated their 112-day test on August 18, 2015. The last day of test was December 9, 2015. In addition, a hallmark of the Florida Bull Test is that individual feed intake was assessed to establish feed efficiency.   At completion of the test the entire group of bulls averaged 3.13 pounds of gain per day, but ranged from -0.11 to 4.95 pounds per day.

Activities with the Bull Test conclude with a sale on Saturday, January 16, 2016. Only bulls meeting specific benchmarks are eligible for the sale. In addition, bulls are inspected for structural soundness and disposition and must pass a breeding soundness exam to qualify for the sale. Additional information, such as actual performance data, expected progeny differences (EPDs), and carcass ultrasound data is available for bull buyers to aid in the selection of excellent quality bulls to purchase.

Internet bidding will also be available for the sale. Potential buyers will need to preregister on the Cattle in Motion, LLC website (http://www.cattleinmotion.com/ ) prior to initiation of the sale.

For more information on the Florida Bull Test visit the web page at http://nfrec.ifas.ufl.edu/florida-bull-test/, or telephone 850-526-1621. Catalogs for the sale are available by request. Note: the Research Center office will be closed from December 25 to January 1.
Florida Bull Test

 

Download the 61 page sale catalog:

 Florida Bull Test Sale Catalog

 

UF IFAS 2013

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Author: Cliff Lamb – gclamb@ufl.edu

Cliff Lamb

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2015 Florida Bull Test Sale Summary

Steve Williams of J & W Simmental receiving his plaque for their consignment J&W Mr Cruising that was the winner of the FL Bull Test and SimAngus breed winner. Pictured (from L to R): Nick Comerford (NFREC Center Director), Steve Williams, and David Thomas (NFREC Beef Unit Supervisor).

Steve Williams of J & W Simmentals receiving his plaque for their consignment J&W Mr Cruising that was the winner of the Florida Bull Test. Pictured (from L to R): Nick Comerford (NFREC Center Director), Steve Williams, and David Thomas (NFREC Beef Unit Supervisor).

The Florida Bull Test Sale was held on January 17, 2015 at the North Florida Research and Education Center in Marianna, FL. Of the 102 bulls originally consigned to the test, 56 bulls were auctioned off at the sale. Only bulls meeting specific benchmarks were eligible for the sale. In addition, bulls were inspected for structural soundness and disposition and passed a breeding soundness exam to qualify for the sale. Additional information, such as actual performance data, expected progeny differences (EPDs), and carcass ultrasound data was available for bull buyers to aid in the selection of excellent quality bulls to purchase.

A standing room only crowd paccked the Bull Sale Arena at NFREC.  56 bulls sold for a record average price of $  4500

56 bulls sold for a record average price of $ 4,586 per bull at the 2015 Florida Bull Test Sale.

The sale grossed $ 256,800 with an average of $ 4,586 per lot. Angus bulls averaged $ 4,515 on 27 lots; Hereford bulls averaged $ 5,100 on 2 lots; SimAngus bulls averaged $ 4,879 on 14 lots; and Simmental bulls averaged $ 4,338 on 13 lots. The high selling bull was lot 1, J&W Cruising, selling for $ 6,500. He was purchased by Phil Farris of Elba, AL. The consignor was J & W Simmentals of Headland, AL.

The Florida Bull Test focuses on testing bulls on a diet that includes a high proportion of forage, targeting an average daily gain (ADG) of 3.5 pounds of gain per day. In addition, bulls were placed in the University of Florida – NFREC Feed Efficiency Facility to obtain individual feed intake data and calculate feed efficiency. Overall ranking for the test is based on ADG and the weight per day of age (WDA) generating an index ratio. The top performing bull and top performing SimAngus bull, J&W Mr Cruising, was owned by J & W Simmentals of Headland, AL who indexed 129 with an ADG of 4.13 and WDA of 4.04 lb/day. The top Angus bull, Gray’s Impression 6262 301, owned by Grayhaven Farms of Monticello, FL was ranked 2nd overall and indexed 122 with an ADG of 4.46 and WDA of 3.23 lb/day. The top Charolais bull owned by Rogers Bar HR of was ranked 3th overall and indexed 120 with an ADG of 4.59 and WDA of 2.96 lb/day. The top Simmental bull, A-7, owned by R & K Farm of Elba, AL was ranked 9th overall and indexed 114 with an ADG of 4.37 and WDA of 2.80 lb/day. The top Hereford bull, JTN Revolution 911Y A19, owned by J Taylor Neighbors of Americus, GA was ranked 11th overall and indexed 113 with an ADG of 3.78 and WDA of 3.34 lb/day. The top Braford bull, 4056, owned by Running M Farm of Tallahassee, FL was ranked 38th overall and indexed 103 with an ADG of 3.44 and WDA of 3.06 lb/day. The top Brahman bull, 409, owned by Ford Farms of Malone, FL was ranked 62nd overall and indexed 98 with an ADG of 3.46 and WDA of 2.69 lb/day.

For those interested in consigning bulls for the 2015-2016 test, feel free to visit the web page at http://nfrec.ifas.ufl.edu/fl_bull_test , for the most current information.

 

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Author: gclamb – gclamb@ufl.edu

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15th Annual Florida Bull Test Summary and Sale Information

University of Florida – North Florida Research and Education Center Beef Unit sale facility where the Florida Bull Test Sale will be conducted.

University of Florida – North Florida Research and Education Center Beef Unit sale facility where the Florida Bull Test Sale will be conducted.

Cliff Lamb, University of Florida – North Florida Research and Education Center, Marianna, FL

Florida Bull TestRecently, the 15th Florida Bull Test was completed. The test is conducted at the North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) in Marianna, FL. This year 103 bulls were received from 33 consignors from Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi. There were 46 Angus, 4 Braford, 4 Brahman, 10 Charolais, 2 Hereford, 3 Red Angus, 16 SimAngus, and 18 Simmental consignments born between August 15 and December 31 of 2013. Bulls were delivered in late July and initiated their 112-day test on August 19, 2014. The last day of test was December 10, 2014. In addition, a hallmark of the FL Bull Test is that individual feed intake is assessed to establish feed efficiency.   At completion of the test the entire group of bulls averaged 3.38 pounds of gain per day, but ranged from 2.21 to 4.59 pounds per day.

Overall ranking for the test is based on average daily gain (ADG) and the weight per day of age (WDA) generating an index ratio. The top performing bull and top performing SimAngus bull, J&W Mr. Cruising, was owned by J&W Simmental Farm of Headland, AL indexed 129 with an ADG of 4.13 and WDA of 4.04 lb/day. The top Angus bull, Gray’s Impression 6262 301, owned by Grayhaven Farms of Monticello, FL was ranked 2nd overall and indexed 122 with an ADG of 4.46 and WDA of 3.23 lb/day. The top Charolais bull owned by Rogers Bar HR of was ranked 3rd overall and indexed 120 with an ADG of 4.66 and WDA of 3.43 lb/day. The top Simmental bull, A-7, owned by R&K Farm of Elba, AL was ranked 9th overall and indexed 114 with an ADG of 4.37 and WDA of 2.80 lb/day. The top Hereford bull, JTN Revolution 911Y A19, owned by J Taylor Neighbors of Americus, GA was ranked 11th overall and indexed 113 with an ADG of 3.78 and WDA of 3.34 lb/day. The top Braford bull, 4056, owned by Running M Ranch of Tallahassee, FL was ranked 38th overall and indexed 103 with an ADG of 3.44 and WDA of 3.06 lb/day. The top Brahman bull, 409, owned by Ford Farms of Malone, FL was ranked 62th overall and indexed 98 with an ADG of 3.46 and WDA of 2.69 lb/day.

Feed Efficiency Facility where bulls are housed to obtain individual feed efficiency data.

Feed Efficiency Facility where bulls are housed to obtain individual feed efficiency data.

A unique aspect of the Florida Bull Test is the ability to collect individual feed intake data on all the bulls. Therefore, feed efficiency is assessed on all bulls. Residual feed intake (RFI) was the measure of feed efficiency used to rank the bulls in the test, and it was calculated as the difference between actual feed intake and expected feed intake. The more negative the number is, the more efficient the bull is. During this bull test the RFI of bulls ranged from -5.08 to 7.76 lb/d. The most feed efficient bull, Gizmo EXR 1329 0709 6149, was owned by Gizmo Angus of Molino, FL. This bull consumed 16.62 lb/day with a feed:gain ratio of 4.85 and an RFI of -5.08. Therefore, he consumed 5.08 lb per day less feed than expected for his gain. This equates to more than 1,850 lb per year less feed than that bull was expected to consume!

The Florida Bull Test Sale will be held on January 17, 2015 at the North Florida Research and Education Center in Marianna, FL. Of the 103 bulls originally consigned to the test 84 bulls qualified for the sale, of which approximately 65 will be on offer. Only bulls meeting specific benchmarks are eligible for the sale. In addition, bulls were inspected for structural soundness and disposition and passed a breeding soundness exam to qualify for the sale. Additional information, such as actual performance data, expected progeny differences (EPDs), and carcass ultrasound data will be available for bull buyers to aid in the selection of bulls to purchase.

A new initiative for the 15th Florida Bull Test is to include the possibility of remote bidding for the sale through the internet. Internet bidding and videos of bulls are available through Cattle In Motion (www.cattleinmotion.com ). This opportunity will provide consignors an added opportunity to market their bulls to potential buyers who are unable to attend the sale in person. In addition, buyers who cannot attend the sale will have the opportunity to purchase bulls through a verified internet bidding company. We are excited about offering this new opportunity!

For more information on the Florida Bull Test, visit the web page at http://nfrec.ifas.ufl.edu/fl_bull_test or telephone 850-394-9124. Catalogs for the sale are available by request.

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Author: gclamb – gclamb@ufl.edu

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Florida Bull Test Sale January 17

Florida Bull Test Sale January 17

2105 FL Bull Test Sale HeaderThe 15th Florida Bull Test was conducted at the University of Florida North Florida Research and Education center in Marianna. There were 103 consignments from 33 consignors from Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and North Carolina. There were 46 Angus, 4 Braford, 4 Brahman, 10 Charolais, 2 Hereford, 3 Red Angus, 16 SimAngus, and 18 Simmental consignments born between August 15 and December 31 of 2013. Bulls were delivered in late July and initiated their 112-day test on August 19, 2014. The last day of test was December 10, 2014. In addition, a hallmark of the Florida Bull Test is that individual feed intake is assessed to establish feed efficiency.   At completion of the test the entire group of bulls averaged 3.38 pounds of gain per day, but ranged from 2.21 to 4.59 pounds per day.

Activities with the Bull Test conclude with a sale to be held on Saturday, January 17, 2015. For the first time ever, buyers will even be able to bid on bulls through the Internet, which will be facilitated by a company called Cattle in Motion.  They do require buyers to pre-register and create an account prior to the sale. To participate in the sale, the computer used will also require up-to-date version of the Adobe Flash Player software.  So if getting to the sale location is an issue for participation in the auction, there is a now a tool that allows bidders to participate online.

Only bulls meeting specific benchmarks are eligible for the sale. In addition, bulls are inspected for structural soundness and disposition and must pass a breeding soundness exam to qualify for the sale. Additional information, such as actual performance data, expected progeny differences (EPDs), and carcass ultrasound data are available for bull buyers to aid in the selection of excellent quality bulls to purchase.

For more information on the Florida Bull Test, including pictures of all bulls, visit the web page at http://nfrec.ifas.ufl.edu/fl_bull_test, or telephone 850-394-9124. Catalogs for the sale are available by request.

Note: the Research Station office will be closed from December 25 to January 1.15 FL Bull Test Sale Information

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Author: gclamb – gclamb@ufl.edu

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Florida Bull Test Sale January 18

Florida Bull Test Sale January 18

L& L Cattle Company, Marianna, consigned the top performing bull in the 2013 Florida Bull Test.   Their Simmental bull, LLCC Big Jake Z211, gained 5.31 pounds per day on the 112 day test.

L& L Cattle Company, Marianna, consigned the top performing bull in the 2013 Florida Bull Test. Their Simmental bull, LLCC Big Jake Z211, gained 5.31 pounds per day on the 112 day test.

The 14th annual Florida Bull Test was conducted at the University of Florida North Florida Research and Education center near Marianna.  There were 126 bulls consigned from 40 ranches located in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and North Carolina.  There were 67 Angus, 7 Charolais, 2 Hereford, 3 Red Angus, 33 SimAngus, and 14 Simmental bulls entered, that were born between August and December of 2012. Bulls were delivered in late July and initiated their 112-day test on August 20, 2013.  The last day of test was December 11, 2013.  In addition,  individual feed intake was assessed for each bull to establish feed efficiency, a hallmark of the Florida Bull Test.    At completion of the test, the entire group of bulls averaged 3.45 pounds of gain per day, but ranged from 1.81 to 5.31 pounds per day.

Activities of the Florida Bull Test will conclude with a sale on Saturday, January 18, 2014, at 12:30 PM Central Time, at the NFREC Beef Unit near Marianna. Only bulls meeting specific benchmarks are eligible for the sale.  In addition to performance evaluation, bulls are inspected for structural soundness and disposition, and must pass a breeding soundness exam to qualify for the sale.  Additional information, such as actual performance data, expected progeny differences (EPDs), and carcass ultrasound data, is available for buyers to aid their selection of excellent quality bulls to purchase.

For more information on the Florida Bull Test, including performance data and pictures of all bulls, or directions to the NFREC Beef Research Unit,  visit the Florida Bull Test web page. Catalogs for the sale are available by request, call 850-394-9124 or email Tina Gwin to have one mailed to you.  For specific questions about the Florida Bull Test, bull performance information, or the Florida Bull Test Sale, contact Cliff LambNote: the Research Station Office will be closed for the Holidays from December 25 through January 1.

Download the 56-page catalog for immediate viewing online:
2013-14 Florida Bull Test Sale Catalog

2014 FL Bull Test Sale Ad

 

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Author: gclamb – gclamb@ufl.edu

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Florida Bull Test Sale 1/19/13

Jenkins Bold Y178 will lead off the Sale.  He is a SimAngus that gained 4.71 pounds per day and weighed 1540 pounds at the end of the Florida Bull Test in December.

2013 Florida Bull Test Sale

January 19, 2013 at the NFREC Beef Unit in Marianna, FL

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The 13th Florida Bull Test was conducted at the University of Florida North Florida Research and Education center in Marianna.  There were 93 consignments from 33 consignors from Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi.  There were 38 Angus, 3 Braford, 2 Brahman, 1 Brangus, 2 Hereford, 28 SimAngus, and 11 Simmental consignments born between August and December of 2011. Bulls were delivered in late July and initiated their 112-day test on August 21, 2012.  The last day of test was December 12, 2012.  In addition, a hallmark of the FL Bull Test is that individual feed intake is assessed to establish feed efficiency.    At completion of the test the entire group of bulls averaged 3.63 pounds of gain per day, but ranged from 2.62 to 5.42 pounds per day.

Activities with the Bull Test conclude with a sale on Saturday, January 19, 2013. Only bulls meeting specific benchmarks are eligible for the sale.  In addition, bulls are inspected for structural soundness and disposition and must pass a breeding soundness exam to qualify for the sale.  Additional information, such as actual performance data, expected progeny differences (EPDs), and carcass ultrasound data are available for bull buyers to aid in the selection of excellent quality bulls to purchase.

For more information on the Florida Bull Test, including pictures of all bulls, visit the web page at http://nfrec.ifas.ufl.edu/fl_bull_test, or telephone 850-394-9124. Catalogs for the sale are available by request, or you can download the catalog:  http://nfrec.ifas.ufl.edu/fl_bull_test/SALE_2013.pdf 

 

Doug Mayo

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