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UF ANS Alumni Spotlight: Gene Lollis

Laurent O’Gene Lollis “Gene” is a 1993 graduate of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Department of Animal Sciences (UF/IFAS ANS). He has served as the Ranch Manager of Archbold Biological Station’s Buck Island… Read More

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

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

70th Annual University of Florida Beef Cattle Short Course

The 70th Annual University of Florida Beef Cattle Short Course will be held as a scaled down virtual event from May 4 – 6, 2021. This year the event will start on a Tuesday as compared to the… Read More

Predicting Personality with Equine Genetics

Though in many ways the value of a modern horse can be attributed to their physical performance, the horse’s athletic ability may still be less significant to a buyer than the horse’s personality, or temperament.  While performance and… Read More

Do your homework before getting those backyard chickens!

The chicken has come a long way from the plains of Southeast Asia some seven to ten-thousand years ago, to a sacred animal to the Romans, and finally to household food and agricultural product in modern times.  Chickens,… Read More

Understanding Animal Welfare Through Behavior

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 animal welfare has been her… Read More

Helping Horse Owners Protect Florida’s Springs

Florida has nearly 400,000 horses, according to the 2018 survey by the American Horse Council. Many of these horses are managed on small-acreage farms and “ranchettes.” In North-Central Florida, the horse population is concentrated in counties with sensitive… Read More