UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) student Sydney Switzer wrangled horses and guests alike this past summer. The animal sciences senior interned as a wrangler at Sombrero Stables in Estes Park, Colorado.
Switzer worked ... READ MORE
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
The American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) recognized UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences (ANS) faculty members, Corwin Nelson and Geoffrey E. Dahl, and students, Achilles Vieira-Neto and Eliab Estrada-Cortes, with honors and awards. The ... READ MORE
When UF told students to return home on March 16, 2020, faculty across campus were thrown into virtual teaching. Every educator put in their best effort to be successful last spring not knowing that virtual teaching would persist another four ... READ MORE
Florida has nearly 400,000 horses, according to the 2018 survey by the American Horse Council. Many of these horses are managed on small-acreage farms and "ranchettes." In North-Central Florida, the horse population is concentrated in counties ... READ MORE
As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps.
Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE
By Angie Adkin
Huge smiles, excited laughter and ‘ohhs and ahhs’ fill the air when people visit zoos, aquariums, nature parks, animal reservations, and national parks. A lot of people feel an intense connection with wildlife and the ... READ MORE
Both African and Asian elephants are in danger of becoming extinct. Latest surveys report that wild populations of African elephants are much lower than anticipated. With current rates of poaching, some estimates have elephants going extinct ... READ MORE
If others are to be believed, cows are major contributors to greenhouse gases. Thus, many advocate a reduction in livestock production to combat global warming. Climate change (aka global warming) is a real phenomenon. To date, May 2016 was ... READ MORE
By Dr. Chris J. Mortensen, Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Sciences
Never before in our history as a species have we faced the challenges that we face now. The United Nations now estimates a human population of over 10 billion people ... READ MORE