This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
Table of Contents F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 2 • V O L.


6 President’s Message 8 North Florida Research


12 Ona Report… 23 Cooking Beef … With Ashley


15 Florida Agriculture by the Numbers by Commissioner Adam Putnam


19 Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame Banquet Tickets Go On Sale February 14


20 Congratulations Rebecca and Grant Handley


21 Prescribed Fire Techniques for Wildlfe: A Training for Private Landowners


22 2nd Annual Lee County Cattlemen’s Qualifying Ranch Rodeo


22 Polk County Allied Trade Show & Ranch Rodeo


24 2012 Florida Bull Test Sale Held at the NFREC Beef Unit in Marianna


25 Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Announces Sarah Childs as 2011 Woman of the Year in Agriculture


27 SCCA 2nd Annual Junior Ranch Rodeo


29 Your 2011 Check-off Dollars


26 UF Veterinary Medicine 41 Florida CattleWomen 57 Junior Florida Cattlemen’s 58 Sweetheart Diary


30 FCW Scholarship Award Recipient Nika Grigsby


31 Your Florida Cattlemen’s Foundation At Work


32 Successful Biological Control of Tropical Soda Apple in Florida


37 Florida Cattle Producers Join National Beef Industry in Recognizing Key Safety Accomplishments at 10th Anniversary of Safety Summit


40 2012 FCA Bull Auction Donors 42 2012 Convention Sponsors 43 Agricultural Tax Planning Tax Time


44 Secretary Vilsack Announces Cattlemen’s Beef Board Appointments


46 Harley Zoeckler 2011-2012 JFCA Ex-Officio


47 Junior Florida Cattlemen Association Fundraiser


48 Lack of Traceability System in U.S. Is A Homegrown Trade Barrier


52 “Just Ask” Campaign O F F I C I A L P U B L I C A T I O N


Florida Angus Association Don Bailey, President, Clermont


Florida Association of Livestock Markets Carl McKettrick, President, Arcadia


Florida Beef Council Roger Butler, Chairman, Lorida


An Award Winning Publication at State & International Levels Owned and Published by the Florida Cattlemen’s Association


Jim handley Managing Editor


fbcfcajimhandley@aol.com Barbara S. Bird


Acting Editor / Production Coordinator Advertising / Classified Accounts Receivable fcmfca@aol.com


P.O. Box 421403


Kissimmee, Florida 34742-1403 Phone: 407-846-8025 Advertising: 1-800-460-2648 Fax: 407-933-8209


Shipping: 800 Shakerag Road Kissimmee, FL 34744


Email: FCMFCA@AOL.COM


Florida Braford Association Michael L. Adams, President, Ft. Pierce


Florida Brahman Association Larry Barthle, President, San Antonio Florida Cattlemen’s Association Jim Strickland, President, Myakka City Florida CattleWomen’s Association Wendy Petteway, President, Zolfo Springs


Florida hereford Association, Inc. Raymond H. Hodges, Jr. (Ray), President, Old Town


Florida Limousin Association Susan Wilson, President, Fellsmere


Florida Santa Gertrudis Association Hilda Edenfield, President, Altha


Florida Senepol Association Ralph Rodgers, Orlando


Florida Red Angus Association Bob Flinn, President, McAlpin


Florida Simmental Association Terri Sharp, President, Plant City


MAGAZINE EDITORIAL BOARD


ChAIRMAN: Tommy harper Lynn Barthle Tom Bryant Matt Tavrides Ricky Telg Sean Sexton


Ex-OFFICIO MEMBERS: Don Quincey


dquincey@bellsouth.net Jim handley


jim@floridacattlemen.org MEMBER: LPC


Livestock Publications Council


The Florida Cattleman and Livestock Journal (ISSN 0015-3958) is published monthly by the Florida Cattleman’s Association, 800 Shakerag Road, Kissimmee, FL 34744. Subscriptions through membership only. Periodicals Postage paid at Kissimmee, FL 34744 and additional entry offices. Postmaster: Send address changes to The Florida Cattleman and Livestock Journal, P.O. Box 421403, Kissimmee, Florida 34742-1403. Rate card mailed on request. Closing date 1st of preceding month. In circulation 25th of preceding month. Member Agricultural Publishers Association, American Agricultural Editor’s Association, Florida Magazine Association, and Livestock Publications Council.


THE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN / MARCH 2012 / 5 7 6, N O. 5 Departments ____________________________


72 Florida Cattle Auctions 76 Now It’s History 78 Calendar 82 Index to Advertisers


News / Features __________________________


56 Florida Cattlemen’s Association 2012 Legislative Issues


60 AgriLabs Announces 2012 NCBA Scholarship Program


60 Letter To The Editor


62 Give The Gift of Conservation To Support Wetlands and Waterfowl Habitat


63 Welcome New and Former FCA Members


63 Raising Money For A School Trip The ‘Old Fashioned Way’


64 Letter To The Editor


66 2011-2012 Florida Beef Consumer Representative Robbie Dry


68 Florida Cracker Ranching Exhibit At South Florida Fair


70 Registered and Commercial Cattleman from 3 Counties and 13 States Purchase Cattle At GENETRUST at Chimney Rock Sale


77 Florida Cattlemen’s Foundation Donations & Memorials


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4