Most of us are familiar with the long molecule that contains our genetic code, DNA. We are taught that our genetic code is made by combining our parent's DNA, making something new and unique. But our parents are not the only factors influencing ... READ MORE
The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) recognized both a UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences (ANS) faculty member and graduate student with significant awards from their organization.
Tracy Scheffler, Assistant Professor of Muscle ... 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
The 70th Annual University of Florida Beef Cattle Short Course will be held as a scaled down virtual event from May 4 – 6, 2021. This year the event will start on a Tuesday as compared to the traditional Wednesday kickoff. The program will ... READ MORE
Though in many ways the value of a modern horse can be attributed to their physical performance, the horse’s athletic ability may still be less significant to a buyer than the horse’s personality, or temperament.
While performance and ... READ MORE
Animal welfare within the food and agriculture industries has become increasingly important to consumers. For animal researchers like Emily Miller-Cushon, Assistant Professor of Animal Behavior in the UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences, studying ... 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
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
By Dr. Chris J. Mortensen
Is modern science flawed? For in the office directly next to me sits a brilliant geneticist. Within my own building, sits one of the world ’s most recognized animal reproductive biologists. Both have made important ... READ MORE