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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Junior Members Learn New Skills

Several of our Junior Cattlemen members recently attended the Block and Bridle Showmanship Clinic. We appreciate our Block and Bridle members and all they do for our youth community.  Our Junior members are looking forward to upcoming beef shows.  Be … Continue reading

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Beef Checkoff Helping to Keep Demand High

Our very own Dr. Roger West serves on the National Beef Board as secretary/treasurer.  This week on the Southeast AgNet radio featured series “Getting to know your beef checkoff”, Dr. West says if it wasn’t for the checkoff the beef industry … Continue reading

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Benefits of the Cattle Industry to Alachua County

This post is the first in a series of posts about the benefits of beef and the cattle industry.  Today we’re focusing on the many benefits that the cattle industry provides to Alachua County. Safe Food Supply Alachua County cattlemen produce … Continue reading

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