Fall Alachua County Cattlemen’s Association Meeting

The fall meeting of the Alachua County Cattlemen’s Association will be held Tuesday, September 29th at 7:00 pm.

The meeting will be held at the Straughn IFAS Extension Professional Development Center which is at 2142 Shealy Drive, Gainesville (adjacent to the Animal Science Building, opposite the Vet School Equine facility).  Additional parking is available in the Animal Science parking area.

Our dinner will be sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim.  The program will be “Getting Your Herd Market Ready” and will be presented by Caroline Feagle and Dr. Doug Ensley.

Families are requested to bring their favorite dessert.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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UF/IFAS Beef Teaching Unit Renovation Groundbreaking

Plans include new fencing, additional farm vehicles, a new barn for the north building complex, as well as a multipurpose building with classrooms, bathrooms and housing for on-site personnel.

By improving the BTU facilities, UF/IFAS will be better positioned to recruit top students and provide greater opportunities for graduate students and faculty members to pursue beef cattle studies.                                                                                     -UF/IFAS Brochure-


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Congratulations to Dan and Sandra Marvel


Dan and Sandra Marvel of Marvel Farms in High Springs were recently recognized at the 2015 Florida Cattlemen’s Convention.  They received the 2014-2015 Florida Premier Award for Premier Brangus Female, Marvel’s Kissimmee 513.  Further recognition came as they were named the 2014-2015 Premier Brangus Breeder.  Congratulations!

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March Dinner Meeting

  • Thursday, March 19th, 2015 at 7:00 pm
  • Newberry High School Cafeteria
  • Sponsored by Travis Wiygul, Livestock Specialist Florida, MWI Veterinary Supply and Greg Woodard, Merck Animal Health
  • Dr. Don Bliss, Mid-America Ag Research, will discuss strategic deworming and controlling parasites in cattle
  • Families please bring a favorite dessert
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Junior Members Participate in the Florida State Fair

Katelynn Bayles, Dana Patterson and Nathan Snead traveled to the Florida State Fair with Dan and Sandra Marvel to participate in both the Open Brangus Cattle Show and the Youth Brangus Cattle Show.  In addition to showing cattle they prepared an informational poster, gave an illustrated talk, completed a record book, took a test on record books, and participated in a skilathon on Beef Nutrition.


Marvel’s Kissimmee 513-ET

Grand Champion Heifer, Open Show

Grand Champion Heifer, Youth Show

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2015 Spring Meeting

Mark your calendar!

The Spring Meeting will be March 19th at 7:00 pm at Newberry High School.

It will be sponsored by MWI Vet Supply courtesy of Travis Wiygul.

Please bring your favorite dessert to share!

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2014 Winter Meeting

The winter meeting was held on December 18th, 2014.  A delicious meal was catered by Cowboyz Bar-B-Que.  Heath Graham from Zoetis shared information about his company.  Amy Applegate and Melinda Springer from the USDA provided information about Cattle Traceability Requirements for both interstate and intrastate transport.

Please plan to join us at our next meeting.

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