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Genetic Improvement

Genetic Improvement and Sustainability of Animal Industries


April 25, 2022

By Raluca Mateescu, Professor Selection has been practiced for centuries using a variety of methods and tools. Robert Bakewell, who thrived in the mid-18th century, is recognized today as the first animal breeder, one of the first to realize ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Animal Behavior, Animal Management, Animal Research, Animal Science, Ans, Body Condition, Genetics
Know Your Heifer

Florida Yearling Beef Heifer Reproductive Performance Benchmarks


March 28, 2022

The most critical animal category in Florida cow-calf operations is the yearling heifer. In 2018, Florida had a cattle inventory of 1.6 million head, and from these, approximately 900,000 were beef cows, mostly crossbreeds. Every year, approximately ... READ MORE

Category: , Livestock, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Animal Management, Animal Research, Animal Sciences, Ans, Beef Cattle, Body Condition, Extension

71st Annual University of Florida Beef Cattle Short Course to be Hosted In Person


March 18, 2022

Breeding the Florida Herd for Quality  The 71st Annual Beef Cattle Short Course will return to the traditional, full-blown and in-person event this year, May 4 - 6th. We will resume the pre-pandemic format, starting Wednesday after lunch (1:00 ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Events, Farm Management, Livestock, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Animal Behavior, Animal Management, Animal Research, Animal Science, Beef Cattle, Livestock, Livestock Productivity, Livestock Sale, UF Animal Science

Teacher and Advisor Appreciation Week: UF/IFAS Animal Sciences


March 15, 2022

The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Teacher and Advisor Appreciation Week is here! This is a week dedicated to thanking our teachers and advisors who do so much within our college. Students can write them notes, submit their name for ... READ MORE

Category: , UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Advisor Appreciation Week, Animal Sciences, Animal Sciences Advisors, Animal Sciences Professors, Teacher Appreciation Week, UF/IFAS Advisors, UF/IFAS Professors
2022 Ram Test

2022 UF/IFAS Ram Test to begin on May 1


March 11, 2022

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The University of Florida will hold its second Ram Test and Sale this year and interested participants must register by May 1. The Ram Test and Sale is part of a program to grow the sheep and goat industries in the Sunshine ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Events, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Animal Research, Animal Science, Livestock Sale, Ram Test, Rams, Sheep, Small Ruminant, UF Animal Science

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