Media Release

November Livestock Programs

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 4:15 PM
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ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Cooperative Extension Office is pleased to announce the following Livestock Programs for November, 2012.  These programs will be conducted by Cindy Sanders, Director/Livestock Agent.  The programs will be held at the Alachua County Cooperative Extension Office (2800 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville), unless otherwise indicated.

Living on a Few Acres (12 part series) - This is a new program for 2012, and will be held on the third Thursday of each month. The next class of the series is entitled “Backyard Flock: Growing Poultry” on Thursday, November 15, 2012, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Information discussed will be on breeds, nutrition, health and housing.

This monthly program is designed as an introduction to basic production techniques on a wide variety of topics from pasture management and livestock production to growing vegetables and alternative enterprises. The program is designed to provide information to individuals interested in beginning or improving a small scale agricultural operation.

Cost to attend is $10.00 for individuals and $15.00 for couples for entire series (notebook & materials provided).  

See attached brochure for additional information.

Please register by calling 352-337-6209 (voicemail).

Beef Cattle Palpation Workshop – November 15, and 16, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, at the UF Beef Teaching Unit (3301 SW 23 Terrace, Gainesville)

Topics and discussion include: reproduction basics, calving difficulty, breeding season management and palpation.

Registration fee is $45.00 (includes lunch on Friday & supplies).  Class is limited to the first 15 participants.

See attached flyer for additional information.

For more information and to register, call Cindy Sanders at 352-955-2402 or by November 1.

For more information about these programs call 352-955-2402. Visit the Extension Office calendar for additional programs offered by the Extension Office.

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information, and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions, or affiliations.  IFAS is a cooperative of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Cooperative Extension Service, the University of Florida, the Florida A&M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners. 

Persons with disabilities needing special accommodations should contact the Extension Office at least 10 working days prior to the event so that special consideration can be given to the request.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).