Category: Livestock

UF Scientists Test Vaccine for Disease that Affects Deer

University of Florida scientists are working with deer farmers to test a new vaccine that could help prevent a deadly disease in deer. The disease, called epizootic hemorrhagic disease, or EHD, does not affect humans, but is the… Read More

U.S., Brazilian Scientists Collaborate to Address Horse and Cattle Management Challenges

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — How can we improve the health and welfare of horses and cattle? That will be a big question on the minds of the veterinarians, animal scientists and livestock breeders from the United States and Brazil… Read More

UF/IFAS-developed Ryegrass Donated to Panhandle Ranchers After Hurricane Michael

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the days after Hurricane Michael swept through the Florida Panhandle last October, residents assessed the damage while relief workers and aid traveled into the area to start the recovery process. For cattle ranchers, some… Read More

Longtime Range Cattle REC Director Now Chair of UF/IFAS Animal Sciences

When John Arthington was 11, his grandfather gave him two heifers for a 4-H project in Indiana, where he was born and raised. Arthington took those heifers and built a small herd, and that success drew him to… 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

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

UF/IFAS Honors Imogene Yarborough with Extension Advocate Award

APOPKA, Fla. – When Imogene Yarborough and her husband Ed started ranching in Seminole County in 1954, they foresaw a legacy of agriculture for their future generations. “We raised our four children with the guiding principle that this… Read More

Hurricane Relief: UF/IFAS Extension to Help Distribute 36,000 Jars of Peanut Butter in the Florida Panhandle

Eleven days out from Hurricane Michael, Rachel Pienta considers Wakulla County lucky. She’s using that good fortune to help others who aren’t so lucky. “If the storm had veered a little to the east, it could have been… Read More