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Phenotypic and Genetic Relationships Underlying the Thermotolerance-production Complex in Beef Cattle


November 25, 2022

By Raluca Mateescu, Professor INTRODUCTION In tropical and subtropical regions where more than half of the world cattle are maintained, climatic stress is a major limiting factor of production efficiency. This stress is expected to increase ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock
Tags: Animal Breeding, Animal Genetics, Animal Science, Beef Cattle, Bos Indicus, Climate, Genetics, Heat Tolerance, Selection

56th Florida Dairy Production Conference

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November 17, 2022

The 56th Florida Dairy Production Conference will be held on Thursday, December 1st, 2022, at the Straughn IFAS Extension Professional Development Center, in Gainesville, Florida. The Florida Dairy Production Conference started in 1964 and ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Events, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Animal Management, Animal Research, Animal Science, Conference, Dairy, Dairy Cattle, Dairy Extension, Education, Events, Extension

Opening New Opportunities with a Certificate in Animal Genetics

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November 2, 2022

Written by Raluca Mateescu, Professor of Animal Genetics and Genomics, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida Overview The Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Florida is the first US institution to offer a ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Animal Genetics, Animal Genetics Certificate, Animal Science, Animal Sciences, Ans, Genetics, Undergraduate

Hair Coat Characteristics and Thermotolerance in Florida Beef Cattle


October 28, 2022

By Dr. Raluca Mateescu, Professor Importance of heat stress Heat stress is a major cause of economic loss for beef cattle producers in tropical and subtropical environments, including Florida. Bos indicus genetics are commonly introduced ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock
Tags: Animal Breeding, Animal Genetics, Animal Science, Ans, Genetics, Heat Stress, Heat Tolerance, Livestock

ANS Internship Highlights: Ainsley Hutto & Kaylie Rogers

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September 29, 2022

Ainsley Hutto Ainsley Hutto is a current UF Animal Sciences student in the Equine Specialization. This summer, Ainsley worked as an Equine Reproductive Intern at the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Kentucky. Her primary role ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Animal Science, Animal Sciences, Ans, ANS Internship Highlights, Internship, Internships, Undergraduate

Horse owners help protect water quality with new tool

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September 19, 2022

Managing manure can be a challenge for horse owners. One horse can produce an average of 50 pounds of waste per day and with an estimated 385,000 horses in Florida, that waste piles up. A new UF/IFAS online tool helps horse owners identify ways ... READ MORE

Category: Farm Management, Livestock, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Animal Science, Animal Sciences, Best Management Practices, BMP, BMPs, Equine, Horse, Horse Care, Horse Management, UF/IFAS Animal Sciences Department, Water, Water Quality
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Ancient origins of donkeys discovered

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September 14, 2022

The horse has cemented its place in history as a companion animal, athlete, mode of transportation and more. Sometimes overlooked, the donkey has its own unique and significant history, which tells how it evolved right alongside humans. New ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Animal Science, Animal Sciences, Equine, Equine Research, Genetics, Genome, Genome Sequencing, History, UF/IFAS Animal Sciences Department

UF/IFAS Animal Sciences Emphasizes the IFAS Mission

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August 29, 2022

The UF/IFAS Animal Sciences Department (ANS) is an academic department focused on creating new solutions to tomorrow’s problems. In the areas of teaching, research, and Extension, our faculty integrate the most modern technologies available ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Food Safety, Livestock, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Animal Research, Animal Science, Animal Sciences, Ans, IFAS, Research, UF Animal Science, Undergraduate, Undergraduate Research

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