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UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences Announces 2022-2023 Student Ambassadors


August 8, 2022

In the coming year 10 students will serve on the 2022 - 2023 Animal Sciences Ambassador team. Animal Sciences Ambassadors are student representatives of the UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences (ANS). They recruit potential students, represent ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Clubs & Volunteers, Livestock, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Ambassadors, Animal Science, Animal Sciences, Ans, Extension, Student Ambassadors, Student Life, UF CALS, Undergraduate

American Society of Animal Science Recognizes UF/IFAS Faculty and Students


August 1, 2022

In June, the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) hosted its annual meeting in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma where UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences (ANS) faculty and students were recognized. Students and faculty from ANS participated ... READ MORE

Category: , Livestock, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Animal Research, Animal Science, Animal Sciences, Ans, Beef Cattle, Horses, Meat Science

UF Animal Sciences Makes History at AMSA Reciprocal Meats Conference


July 12, 2022

University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Department of Animal Sciences (ANS) students and faculty brought home gold from the 2022 American Meat Science Association Reciprocal Meats Conference (AMS RMC). The 2022 AMSA ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Animal Research, Animal Science, Ans, Awards, Awards And Recognition, Education, Meat Science
Genetic Improvement

Genetic Improvement and Sustainability of Animal Industries


April 25, 2022

By Raluca Mateescu, Professor Selection has been practiced for centuries using a variety of methods and tools. Robert Bakewell, who thrived in the mid-18th century, is recognized today as the first animal breeder, one of the first to realize ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Animal Behavior, Animal Management, Animal Research, Animal Science, Ans, Body Condition, Genetics

71st Annual University of Florida Beef Cattle Short Course to be Hosted In Person


March 18, 2022

Breeding the Florida Herd for Quality  The 71st Annual Beef Cattle Short Course will return to the traditional, full-blown and in-person event this year, May 4 - 6th. We will resume the pre-pandemic format, starting Wednesday after lunch (1:00 ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Events, Farm Management, Livestock, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Animal Behavior, Animal Management, Animal Research, Animal Science, Beef Cattle, Livestock, Livestock Productivity, Livestock Sale, UF Animal Science
2022 Ram Test

2022 UF/IFAS Ram Test to begin on May 1


March 11, 2022

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The University of Florida will hold its second Ram Test and Sale this year and interested participants must register by May 1. The Ram Test and Sale is part of a program to grow the sheep and goat industries in the Sunshine ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Events, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Animal Research, Animal Science, Livestock Sale, Ram Test, Rams, Sheep, Small Ruminant, UF Animal Science
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Wakulla 4-H Program Announces 2022 Summer Camp Dates and Deadlines


March 3, 2022

Eight Exciting Weeks of Summer Day Camp Wakulla County 4-H will offer 8 weeks of Summer Day Camp from June 6 to August 4, 2022.  4-H Camps are staffed by qualified, caring adults trained in positive youth development strategies.  Activities ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Camp
Tags: 4-H Youth Development, Animal Science, Cooking, Day Camp, Disaster Safety, Horticulture--agriculture, Marine Science

UF/IFAS ANS Professor Awarded the IETS Distinguished Service Award


March 3, 2022

The International Embryo Technology Society (IETS), formerly known as the International Embryo Transfer Society, was established in 1974 to provide scientists, professors, practitioners, students and those involved in embryo and genomic research ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Animal Science, Ans, Award, Awards And Recognition, Distinguished Professor, Embryo Transfer, UF CALS

Beef: Fat Composition & Human Health


February 28, 2022

By Raluca Mateescu, Professor Fat and human health Animal fat has been stigmatized due to an association with several diseases, from cardiovascular diseases to cancer. Consequently, consumption of beef, perceived to have a high fat content, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Animal Research, Animal Science, Beef Cattle, Cattle, Education, Extension, Health, Nutrition

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