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UF cattle scientists use AI to improve quality and quantity of meat, dairy

For a century, researchers have tracked genetic traits to find out which cattle produce more and better milk and meat. Now, two University of Florida scientists will use artificial intelligence to analyze millions of bits of genetic data… Read More

American Meat Science Association Recognizes UF/IFAS Faculty and Student

The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) recognized both a UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences (ANS) faculty member and graduate student with significant awards from their organization. Tracy Scheffler, Assistant Professor of Muscle Biology, was awarded the 2021 Achievement… Read More

UF ANS Alumni Spotlight: Gene Lollis

Laurent O’Gene Lollis “Gene” is a 1993 graduate of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Department of Animal Sciences (UF/IFAS ANS). He has served as the Ranch Manager of Archbold Biological Station’s Buck Island… Read More

Virtual contest leads to industry collaboration

While 2020 looked different for the meat science program at UF, the limitations of the year also led to a creative twist on an intercollegiate contest and a new industry-oriented class. The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) Reciprocal… Read More

UF scientists discover genetic markers tied to loss of the ability to sweat in horses

Sweating is a critical tool to keep horses comfortable and healthy, but chronic idiopathic anhidrosis, a dangerous equine condition can impede their natural cooling mechanism and cause performance and health issues. For the first time, UF/IFAS researchers have identified genomic markers that cause the potentially fatal… Read More

Predicting Personality with Equine Genetics

Though in many ways the value of a modern horse can be attributed to their physical performance, the horse’s athletic ability may still be less significant to a buyer than the horse’s personality, or temperament.  While performance and… Read More