Category: Livestock

UF/IFAS helping homeowners across Florida deal with coyotes

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Coyotes were introduced in Florida in the 1920s for hunting and, today, they live in every county in the state and are becoming a nuisance in some areas. Lisa Hickey, an Extension agent for the… Read More

History marker honors UF/IFAS Extension’s role in helping Florida’s farmers, ranchers, families

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the early 1900s, every farmer and rancher in Florida knew their county Extension agent by name: It was the person from the University of Florida who taught them the best and latest techniques, and… Read More

Farm animal expert Temple Grandin is headed to UF to tour livestock facilities and discuss autism

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — On Sept. 24, the world’s most famous farm animal behaviorist and autism advocate, Temple Grandin, will be touring the beef and dairy teaching units at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences… Read More

UF/IFAS program highly successful in keeping phosphorus out of the Everglades

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A 20-year plan to dramatically reduce phosphorus levels of agricultural water entering the Florida Everglades is working, thanks to proper implementation of best management practices by growers, training by the University of Florida’s Institute of… Read More

UF/IFAS battling a disease devastating to deer farms and cows

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida legislature recently allocated $2 million a year for the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences to study Hemorrhagic disease, a virus which affects deer and can cross over into cattle,… Read More