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Meat Quality in Beef Cattle: Is the Marbling Score the Best Indicator we can use?

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January 18, 2023

By Raluca Mateescu, Professor The strength shown by the high-quality branded beef market in the last few years confirms that a sizable proportion of consumers are willing to pay for assured quality, i.e., tender, flavorful, and juicy beef. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock
Tags: Animal Genetics, Animal Science, Beef, Beef Cattle, Meat Quality, Meat Science, Tenderness
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Family Day at the Dairy Farm is Back!


January 5, 2023

Family Day at the Dairy Farm is an open house held on February 11, 2023, from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the UF/IFAS Dairy Farm located in Alachua, Florida. The event has been moved to earlier in the year in hopes of avoiding bad weather. This ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Events, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 4-h, Animal Sciences, Dairy, Dairy Cattle, Dairy Extension, Family Friendly, Livestock, UF Animal Science

Phenotypic and Genetic Relationships Underlying the Thermotolerance-production Complex in Beef Cattle

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November 25, 2022

By Raluca Mateescu, Professor INTRODUCTION In tropical and subtropical regions where more than half of the world cattle are maintained, climatic stress is a major limiting factor of production efficiency. This stress is expected to increase ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock
Tags: Animal Breeding, Animal Genetics, Animal Science, Beef Cattle, Bos Indicus, Climate, Genetics, Heat Tolerance, Selection

56th Florida Dairy Production Conference

Savannah Linzmaier
November 17, 2022

The 56th Florida Dairy Production Conference will be held on Thursday, December 1st, 2022, at the Straughn IFAS Extension Professional Development Center, in Gainesville, Florida. The Florida Dairy Production Conference started in 1964 and ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Events, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Animal Management, Animal Research, Animal Science, Conference, Dairy, Dairy Cattle, Dairy Extension, Education, Events, Extension

UF/IFAS Animal Sciences Have You HERD Program

Savannah Linzmaier
November 16, 2022

Fall 2022 Have You HERD This semester, the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Department of Animal Sciences (ANS) Undergraduate Advising Office successfully launched the “Have you HERD?” student program. If you have not already ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Events, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Animal Sciences, Ans, Education, Have You HERD, Recruitment, Student Ambassadors, Student Life

Opening New Opportunities with a Certificate in Animal Genetics

Savannah Linzmaier
November 2, 2022

Written by Raluca Mateescu, Professor of Animal Genetics and Genomics, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida Overview The Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Florida is the first US institution to offer a ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Animal Genetics, Animal Genetics Certificate, Animal Science, Animal Sciences, Ans, Genetics, Undergraduate

Hair Coat Characteristics and Thermotolerance in Florida Beef Cattle

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October 28, 2022

By Dr. Raluca Mateescu, Professor Importance of heat stress Heat stress is a major cause of economic loss for beef cattle producers in tropical and subtropical environments, including Florida. Bos indicus genetics are commonly introduced ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock
Tags: Animal Breeding, Animal Genetics, Animal Science, Ans, Genetics, Heat Stress, Heat Tolerance, Livestock

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