In the coming year 10 students will serve on the 2022 - 2023 Animal Sciences Ambassador team. Animal Sciences Ambassadors are student representatives of the UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences (ANS). They recruit potential students, represent ... READ MORE
The UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences is happy to announce our Animal Sciences Alumni Tailgate will be held on October 15, 2022, at the UF/IFAS Beef Teaching Unit South. The goal of this event is to raise funds for our student judging team’s ... READ MORE
In June, the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) hosted its annual meeting in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma where UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences (ANS) faculty and students were recognized.
Students and faculty from ANS participated ... READ MORE
In May, the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) Ambassadors spent nearly two weeks studying abroad in Greece and Canada. Nineteen ambassadors ventured on this trip, including four Animal Sciences (ANS) students. They were accompanied ... READ MORE
In June, more than 100 dairy science students from 25 universities including the University of Florida (UF) attended the 2022 Annual Meeting of the Dairy Science Association (ADSA) in Kansas City, Missouri.
Students and faculty from the UF ... READ MORE
University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Department of Animal Sciences (ANS) students and faculty brought home gold from the 2022 American Meat Science Association Reciprocal Meats Conference (AMS RMC).
The 2022 AMSA ... READ MORE
This year the UF/IFAS Animal Sciences Department (ANS) was presented with the opportunity to join Purdue University and the University of Nebraska on a study abroad trip to Ireland for summer 2022. Dr. TenBroeck, ANS Associate Professor, ... READ MORE
By Raluca Mateescu, Professor
Selection has been practiced for centuries using a variety of methods and tools. Robert Bakewell, who thrived in the mid-18th century, is recognized today as the first animal breeder, one of the first to realize ... READ MORE
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
Meet your new Undergraduate Advisors
Alexis earned her bachelor's degree in Animal Sciences (Food Animal) in 2017. She first attended Santa Fe College, and entered the University of Florida (UF) as a transfer student. ... READ MORE