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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
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

Beef: Fat Composition & Human Health


February 28, 2022

By Raluca Mateescu, Professor Fat and human health Animal fat has been stigmatized due to an association with several diseases, from cardiovascular diseases to cancer. Consequently, consumption of beef, perceived to have a high fat content, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Animal Research, Animal Science, Beef Cattle, Cattle, Education, Extension, Health, Nutrition
Dairy Cattle

Family Day at the Dairy Farm is Back!


February 15, 2022

Family Day at the Dairy Farm is an open house held on March 19, 2022 from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM at the UF/IFAS Dairy Farm located in Alachua, Florida. This event offers the community an opportunity to see a working dairy farm and learn more about ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Events, Farm Management, Livestock, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Animal Research, Animal Science, Ans, Dairy, Dairy Extension, Education, IFAS Events

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