Using fire on a Florida cattle ranch conserving wildlife
Blackbeard’s Ranch, a working cattle ranch in central Florida near the Myakka River, is maintaining the land’s legacy as a home for native wildlife. The ranch’s manager partnered with the FWC and Florida Forest Service on a prescribed burn that will improve the habitat there for both wildlife and cattle grazing.
Blackbeard’s Ranch cowboy and cowgirl team Wins Ranch rodeo competition
The Blackbeard’s Ranch team will be going to Florida State Rodeo Finals to compete for Florida’s best ranch team competition. Team members are: Jacqui Patton, David Patton, Jake Kastor, Hank Duyn and Joey Drake. Blackbeard’s Ranch is committed to care for our environment, wildlife, cattle, land research, preservation , sustainability and we work and manage our ranch the way generations have before us, with horses, dogs, kids and great Cowgirls and cowboys.
Florida’s Final Frontier
Beyond our beaches and theme parks lies a Florida still unknown to many Florida’s ranchlands. Off the beaten track, these lands are our last frontier. I consider myself blessed to live and work as a rancher in this magical landscape we call Florida. We are the country’s first cattle state. We started in 1521 with the introduction of cattle by Ponce de Leon. Today our state is home to five of the top 10 cow/calf operations, and we have more of the.
Manatee County County Cattlemen’s
Blackbeard’s Ranch was pleased to host annual meeting at a “Chickee”. “Chickee” is the word Seminoles use for “house.” The first Seminoles to live in North Florida are known to have constructed log cabin-type homes, some two stories tall, with sleeping quarters upstairs. The chickee style of architecture – palmetto thatch over a cypress log frame – was born during the early 1800s when Seminole Indians, pursued by U.S. troops, needed fast, disposable shelter while on the run. Though indigenous peoples in other.
Florida Panther Research Taking Place at Blackbeards Ranch
Florida Wildlife Commission Panther Expert Jennifer Korn installing Panther Cam at Blackbeards Ranch. A helicopter is used to survey Blackbeards Ranch habitat during Panther research.
Class I of the Florida Cattlemen’s Leadership Academy
Class I of the Florida Cattlemen’s Leadership Academy enjoyed a lunch and discussion at Blackbeard’s ranch to wrap up Session 3. Class I was present at the ranch on January 17, 2015. Kent Bacus of NCBA and FBC Chairman Cliff Coddington spoke to the group. FCLA is funded by the Florida Cattlemen’s Foundation, Jim Strickland was chairman of the Foundation when this program began last year.