Category: Livestock

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

UF researches legal control for contagious, ornamental fish pest

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The lack of legal ways to eliminate fish lice is frustrating for goldfish and koi enthusiasts, but… Read More

New technique for vulture population estimates could aid control efforts, UF researcher says

  Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For months, Erik Anderson tried to persuade a flock of vultures to stop roosting at Santa Fe College’s main campus in northwest Gainesville. In the… Read More