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

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… Read More

Learn the latest in dairy production, science from UF experts

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The inaugural Florida International Dairy Academy (FIDA), a comprehensive online program from the University of Florida’s animal sciences department, will kick off in January 2022 and educate participants in the latest advances in dairy production… Read More

UF cattle scientists use AI to improve quality and quantity of meat, dairy

For a century, researchers have tracked genetic traits to find out which cattle produce more and better milk and meat. Now, two University of Florida scientists will use artificial intelligence to analyze millions of bits of genetic data… Read More

American Meat Science Association Recognizes UF/IFAS Faculty and Student

The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) recognized both a UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences (ANS) faculty member and graduate student with significant awards from their organization. Tracy Scheffler, Assistant Professor of Muscle Biology, was awarded the 2021 Achievement… Read More

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

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