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Category: Livestock

American Dairy Science Association Recognizes UF/IFAS Faculty and Students

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 honorees will be recognized at… Read More

Reflecting on a Year of Teaching Challenges

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… Read More

Comarco Eggplant Inhaled by Cows at Spring Ranch

When Tom Hoversen, co-owner of Comarco Products, graciously welcomed me into his facility, I was simply overwhelmed with the scale of production.  I thought to myself “I must be dreaming.”  This absolutely impressive operation with three functional processing… Read More

Florida Beekeeping Calendar: July 2021

Management practices for your apiary in July:   This calendar is meant to be a reference point for management and is not comprehensive. Additional resources: Tools for Varroa Management Varroa Sampling Methods (video) Bottling, Labeling, and Selling Honey in Florida Originally published July, 2017. Revised… Read More

Virtual contest leads to industry collaboration

While 2020 looked different for the meat science program at UF, the limitations of the year also led to a creative twist on an intercollegiate contest and a new industry-oriented class. The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) Reciprocal… Read More

Junior Cattlemen & UF/IFAS Crew Care for Rookery Bay

MARCO ISLAND, Fla. — A group of young cattlemen and cattlewomen, alongside UF/IFAS animal sciences faculty and staff worked to remove invasive plants from the Snail Trail at the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve as part of… Read More

Fish of Florida: Hogfish (Lachnolaimus maximus) Species Profile

Male Hogfish. Note the darker pigmentation on the face and steeper sloping head when compared to a female of this species. Hogfish, Lachnolaimus maximus Florida State Record: 19 lbs 8 oz, Daytona 1962 IGFA World Record: 21 lbs… Read More