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Vaccine for virus lethal to deer shows promise


October 29, 2020

A viral disease that impacts deer around the country can be devastating, but a vaccine shows promise for the $8 billion per year deer farming industry. The disease, epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus, or EHDV, is the leading cause of herd ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Livestock, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Cervidae Health Research Initiative, CHeRI, Deer, Deer Farming, Deer Farms, EHD, EHDV, White-tailed Deer

Understanding Animal Welfare Through Behavior


October 29, 2020

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

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Animal Behavior, Animal Management, Animal Science, Animal Sciences, Animal Welfare, Calves, Cattle, Dairy, Dairy Calves, Livestock Productivity, Research
Florida cattle in pasture

Ecosystem Services: What Florida Ranches can Offer Beyond a Burger!


October 23, 2020

Many people think of Florida and see our coastal communities, Mickey Mouse, sprawling urban development, and an almost “care-free or vacation” lifestyle to accompany it. While urbanization and economic development are vital to any economy, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Livestock, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Beef Cattle, Ecosystems, Sustainable Agriculture
horses in field

Assistance Helps Farmers and Ranchers Conserve Natural Resources


October 16, 2020

Contact: Israel Vega 941.907.0011 ext. 3143 Application deadline for financial assistance is Nov. 20 GAINESVILLE, Fla., Oct. 8, 2020 — Florida farmers, ranchers and forest owners can apply until Nov. 20 for financial and technical ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Forests, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Livestock, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Bobwhite Quail, Conservation, Eqip, Horticulture, Livestock, Longleaf Pine, NRCS, Organic, Soil Health, Water Conservation

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