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Florida Yearling Beef Heifer Reproductive Performance Benchmarks


March 28, 2022

The most critical animal category in Florida cow-calf operations is the yearling heifer. In 2018, Florida had a cattle inventory of 1.6 million head, and from these, approximately 900,000 were beef cows, mostly crossbreeds. Every year, approximately ... READ MORE

Category: , Livestock, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Animal Management, Animal Research, Animal Sciences, Ans, Beef Cattle, Body Condition, Extension

Teacher and Advisor Appreciation Week: UF/IFAS Animal Sciences


March 15, 2022

The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Teacher and Advisor Appreciation Week is here! This is a week dedicated to thanking our teachers and advisors who do so much within our college. Students can write them notes, submit their name for ... READ MORE

Category: , UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Advisor Appreciation Week, Animal Sciences, Animal Sciences Advisors, Animal Sciences Professors, Teacher Appreciation Week, UF/IFAS Advisors, UF/IFAS Professors

UF scientist tries to reduce heat stress, improve beef production in cattle


October 18, 2021

ONA, Fla. --- Heat stress impairs animal performance and health, leading to annual losses of $1.2 billion for the dairy, beef and swine industries in the United States. That’s why Philipe Moriel and other University of Florida scientists are ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, UF/IFAS
Tags: Animal Sciences, Beef Production, Cattle, Cattle Reproduction, Food, Food Additives, Heat Stress, Livestock Productivity, Philipe Moriel, Range Cattle Research And Education Center, Shade

UF research finds genetic markers for cattle health, growth


March 1, 2021

By DeLene Beeland New University of Florida research findings could improve cattle breeding by giving ranchers desirable traits such as faster animal growth and greater resistance against disease. In their study, researchers uncovered links ... READ MORE

Category: Livestock, Pests & Disease
Tags: Animal Sciences, Beef Cattle, Emerging Pathogens Institute, Gastrointestinal Tract, Genetic Markers, Gut Bacteria, KC Jeong, Livestock Productivity

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