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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

UF Recognizes Todd Thrift with Superior Accomplishment Award

Dr. Todd Thrift, associate professor and extension beef specialist in the UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences, was recently awarded a Superior Accomplishment Award from the University of Florida in the academic personnel category. This program recognizes faculty and… Read More

Vitamin D and Improved Immune Response in Cattle

In the cattle industry, infectious diseases of cattle can result in major economic losses, reduced well-being of the animals, and requires producers to increase their use of antimicrobials. Corwin Nelson, associate professor in the UF/IFAS Department of Animal… Read More

Florida 4-H Scholarship Spotlight: Dr. Bobby Damron

A native of Gainesville, Florida, Dr. Bobby Leon Damron grew up participating in 4-H poultry projects and competing as a member of the state’s 4-H poultry judging team. After graduating from Gainesville High School, he enrolled at the… Read More