Category: Livestock

Effects of prescribed fire on cattle use and foraging behavior

by Britt Smith, Postdoctoral Research Associate working jointly with Archbold Biological Station and the UF/IFAS Range Cattle REC on the USDA Long Term Agroecosystem Research (LTAR) Project Fire is a historic and important disturbance in Florida’s ecosystems. Fire consumes… Read More

Controlling Smutgrass with the Weed Wiper

by Brent Sellers, Professor and Interim Center Director, Pasture and Rangeland Weed Management  and José Dias, Ph.D. Graduate Student, UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center There are only two herbicide active ingredients labeled for pasture systems in Florida which are active on… Read More

UF Dairy Science Club Earns Recognition at 2019 Regional Competition

Evan Cole Dipersloot, an animal sciences student in the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS), hopes to one day work as a dairy cattle nutritionist. He is one step closer to reaching his goal after winning… Read More

Research helps parents “give milk” to improve nutrition and livelihoods in Rwanda

by Judy Kimani, International Livestock Research Institute ◊ Gabura Amata Mubyeyi, translated from Kinyarwanda, means “Parents, Give Milk.” This phrase communicates one of the core messages resulting from an ongoing research project in Rwanda. Many parents and other… Read More

UF/IFAS economic report: In 2017, Florida’s combined beef, dairy cattle and allied industries generated $16.80 billion in revenues, supported 118,000 jobs

By TOM NORDLIE GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As Florida approaches the 500-year anniversary of the introduction of cattle to her shores in 1521, a new report from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences demonstrates just… Read More

Got Horse Manure? UF/IFAS Program Offers Composting Solution

Horses may be beautiful animals, but like everyone, they poop. A lot. “A 1,000 pound horse can produce 10 tons of manure and stall waste each year,” said Mary Lusk, assistant professor of soil and water sciences with… Read More