High-quality forage legumes that can be grown during the warm-season are scarce in Florida and the Gulf Coast region. Seeded warm-season legumes, such as cowpea, soybean, and pigeonpea, are less expensive and faster to establish than perennial peanut, and they could provide nutritious forage to complement beef cattle and other ruminant animal feeding programs. This 5-page fact sheet summarizes the results of three years of field trials and two feeding trials conducted at North Florida Research and Education Center in Marianna, located in northwest Florida. Written by Jamie Foster, Robert Myer, A.T. Adesogan, Jeffery Carter, Lynn Sollenberger, and Ann Blount, and published by the UF Department of Animal Science, January 2011.
AN255, a 5-page fact sheet by R. O. Myer, A. T. Adesogan, A. R. Blount, D. W. Gorbet, and B. L. Tillman, provides livestock producers with information on the use of annual cultivated peanut as a potential forage crop in the Southeast — forage production trial results, nutritional value, feeding value, and use as forage for grazing. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Animal Sciences, December 2010.
AN243, a 4-page fact sheet by Bob Myer, Lee McDowell, Cheryl Mackowiak, and Ann Blount, discusses the concentrations of forage minerals in bahiagrass pastures for beef cattle, to determine adequate mineral levels and use of mineral supplements. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Animal Science, July 2010.
AN225, a 3-page fact sheet by Bob Myer and Travis Maddock, describes these co-products of ethanol production which are commonly sold as livestock feed — its nutrient composition and issues with using it as feed. Published by the UF Department of Animal Sciences, September 2009.
AN234, a 6-page fact sheet by Bob Myer, Lori Warren, Juliet Eckert, Dennis Hancock, Ann Blount, and Clay Olson, summarizes nutritional composition data and results of animal feeding studies, including studies with horses. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Animal Sciences, February 2010.
Revised! AN124, a 5-page fact sheet by Robert Myer and Travis Maddock, provides a list of considerations for producers who are currently using or plan to use alternative feedstuffs in their livestock operations. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Animal Sciences, December 2009.
Revised! AS-44, a 6-page fact sheet by Joel Brendemuhl and Bob Myer, provides an overview of the particular nutrient requirements of various classes of swine. Published by the UF Department of Animal Science, September 2009.
AN224, a 3-page illustrated fact sheet by Bob Myer, G. Chelliah, Lee McDowell, Nancy Wilkinson, Ann Blount, and Cheryl Mackowiak, describes information gained from a mineral study component of four-year grazing study at NFREC Beef Unit, to measure monthly concentrations of selected minerals in forage during the late fall-winter-spring grazing season in north Florida. Published by the UF Department of Animal Science, August 2009.
AN223, a 5-page fact sheet by Bob Myer, Ann Blount, Cheryl Mackowiak, and Ron Barnett, reintroduces this man-made cross of wheat and rye that has potential as a grain crop or forage crop in the Southeastern United States — results of forage yield trials, present status as forage, nutritional value, and recommended varieties. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Animal Sciences, August 2009.
AN212, a 3-page illustrated fact sheet by Bob Myer and Gary Hill, presents the results of a two-year study conducted at NFREC in Marianna, Florida to evaluate raw whole cull peanuts as a potential protein and energy supplement feed for beef cows. Published by the UF Department of Animal Science, January 2009.
AN-201, a 4-page fact sheet by Bob Myer and Matt Hersom, provides beef cattle producers with basic information about this co-product of wet-corn milling industry that is readily available in the southeastern USA — utilization, considerations for use, and feeding guidelines. Includes references and a table of typical nutrient composition of corn gluten feed (CGF). Published by the UF Department of Animal Science, April 2008.