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
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
Cattle that experience nutritional stress while grazing the first lush growth of high-quality small grains and ryegrass pastures may become vulnerable to grass tetany. These fast-growing forages may be high in nitrogen and low in magnesium ... READ MORE
As an active FFA member with a family background in agriculture, Adam Midgett found his place in CALS. Midgett, BSA '15 Animal Sciences, is working in Seoul, Korea in executive recruitment and as an advisor providing guidance on the current ... READ MORE
Tips to think about:
Don’t forget to make the main thing, the main thing. Your cows produce a calf and that calf is what you market to make money. You need to keep your costs below your break-even to stay in business.
Evaluate your ... READ MORE
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
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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
Acupuncture is widely known, but not fully accepted as a form of “go-to” treatment for humans or animals. But whether it be helping a mare overcome unexplained infertility, get a stallion in the right mindset for breeding or bring comfort ... READ MORE
Spiky, Stinging, and Sometimes Deadly
Pasture weeds can reduce forage yields and have been estimated to cost Florida ranchers $180 million annually. Now that's a scary number! What's worse is that some of these weeds have the potential to physically ... READ MORE
Finding ways to extend the grazing season is a top priority for livestock producers in the southeast because grown forages are the cheapest source of feed for our livestock.
Slipping into fall means cooler weather, shorter days, and dormancy ... READ MORE