When someone enters a feed store this time of year, they are often greeted by the chirping of baby chicks. For many it is hard to resist purchasing some new future laying hens to add to the farmstead. Understanding the requirements these small ... READ MORE
Protect the Trails
Trail riders can help protect Florida's natural environment by helping track invasive species. Learn more in this months edition of the Horse Herald.
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“Bicycle chicken” is a national dish in Burkina Faso, and even Bill Gates shared a video about it and blogged that chicken rearing can reduce extreme poverty. But what about the eggs?
Recent research in Burkina Faso, sponsored ... READ MORE
It's Gator Nation Giving Day!
When you give to UF/IFAS, you partner with a network of faculty, students and volunteers who are creating positive and lasting change in Florida and beyond. “Stand up and holler” for the UF/IFAS program that ... READ MORE
The blog post Field Notes - To Meat or Not to Meat: Balancing Global Viewpoints in Battles over Food was published on February 18, 2020 by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Read the original story at https://www.thechicagocouncil.org/blog/global-food-thought.
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Thanks to a generous gift from Trey and Chelsea Warnock, the front porch of the UF/IFAS Beef Teaching Unit (BTU) multi-purpose building will be named the “Sam Tripson Memorial Porch.” The goal is to raise $30,000 to endow the Sam ... READ MORE
In April 2019, the Cambodian government confirmed the presence of African Swine Fever, which is extremely fatal to pigs and has spread into nine east Asian countries since 2018. The disease can devastate the holdings of pig farmers, but ... READ MORE
Temperature Pulse Respiration
Temperature, pulse, and respiration also known as TPR is a great way to check your horse’s vital signs to make sure your horse is healthy. Knowing your horse’s normal vital signs will help you recognize when ... READ MORE
The bright lights of the Ferris wheel, a taste of those delicious boiled peanuts, the sound of the auctioneer, and that familiar fresh sawdust smell. Those are some of my favorite things about the Osceola County Fair! So grab some of those boiled ... READ MORE
At the 2019 Beef Conference, Jared Decker, Beef Genetics Specialist, University of Missouri, provided a presentation on new genetic selection tools for the cattle industry. For 2020, Matt Poore, North Carolina State Beef Specialist, ... READ MORE