Category: Livestock

UF/IFAS Extension helps North Florida dairies move into grazing using a perennial grass

Jan. 14, 2014 GAINESVILLE, Fla. – North Florida dairy farmers are increasing their use of grazing and hay areas thanks to the hybrid, perennial, warm-season Tifton 85 bermudagrass, tested extensively by the University of Florida’s Institute of Food… Read More

Pastured ‘wild’ horses to cost U.S. $1 billion by 2030, researchers warn in report

Click here for high resolution image. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Captive “wild” horses will cost U.S. taxpayers $1 billion by 2030 if federal management approaches don’t change, according to a new report by a pair of… Read More

UF study: Florida’s agricultural and natural resources industries remain strong since recession

Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s agriculture, natural resources and related food industries provided a $104 billion impact on the state in 2011 and have continued to improve since the 2008 recession, according to a new University… Read More

UF/IFAS Family Day at the Dairy Farm offers education, fun

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Milk may be sold in supermarkets, but it comes from cows – that’s the lesson being offered this Saturday at Family Day at the Dairy Farm, a… Read More

UF/IFAS Family Day at the Dairy Farm returns March 16, public invited

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Last year’s open house at the University of Florida dairy farm was so successful that organizers were “moo-tivated” to repeat the event, which returns to Alachua County… Read More

UF/IFAS faculty aid Fort White teens in building aquaponics system to raise fish, vegetables

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Some teenagers want a car; Tiffy Murrow wants to feed the world. The Fort White High School junior has spent almost two years learning to farm fish,… Read More

Beneficial bacteria control effects of Southern corn rust, aflatoxin in silage, UF/IFAS researchers find

  Photo cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Corn silage is an important dairy feed but it sometimes harbors an unwelcome addition – Southern corn rust, a fungal disease that thrives under hot,… Read More

UF/IFAS experts find feral hog control efforts often fail, now investigating why

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Feral hogs wreak havoc on Florida’s natural areas but a new University of Florida study shows that control measures often fail; now, researchers are investigating how the… Read More