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Genomics: Transforming the Beef Industry

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September 20, 2023

By Raluca Mateescu, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida Genomics is the field dedicated to exploring DNA's structure, function, evolution, and genetic composition in animals. It encompasses the entirety of genes and genetic ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Animal Genetics, Animal Science, Animal Sciences, Ans, Beef Cattle, Cattle, Genetics, Research, UF Animal Science

Reflections from the Florida Cattlemen Convention: Honoring Tradition, Inspiring Innovation

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August 17, 2023

By Raluca Mateescu, Professor Recently, I had the privilege of attending another Florida Cattlemen’s/Cattlewomen’s Convention, an event that brought together dedicated beef cattle producers from across the state. As I listened to the ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Animal Management, Animal Research, Animal Science, Ans, Beef Cattle

Raising the Bar: How to Improve Beef Cattle Reproduction for a More Viable Operation

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August 16, 2023

Did you know that Florida ranks 9th in the nation when it comes to cow-calf numbers? Beef cattle production was instrumental in building Florida’s economy. Our state was the first to have a beef industry, and today, more than 500 years after ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Beef, Beef Cattle, Breeding, Bull, Cattke, Cattle, Cow, Economics, Extension, Farming, Florida, Health, IFAS, Life, Meat, Production, Ranch, Ranching, Rural, Science, Soundness, Technology, UF-IFAS

Cattle, meet land: New service connects Southeast farmers, ranchers in ‘win-win’ for sustainability, profitability

April 26, 2023

A new University of Florida project aims to “play matchmaker” between ranchers with livestock and landowners with grazing space. The Southeast Grazing Exchange, funded by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Livestock, UF/IFAS
Tags: Beef Cattle, Cattle Industry, Cover Crops, Jose Dubeux, NFREC, North Florida Research And Education Center

Meat Quality in Beef Cattle: Is the Marbling Score the Best Indicator we can use?

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January 18, 2023

By Raluca Mateescu, Professor The strength shown by the high-quality branded beef market in the last few years confirms that a sizable proportion of consumers are willing to pay for assured quality, i.e., tender, flavorful, and juicy beef. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock
Tags: Animal Genetics, Animal Science, Beef, Beef Cattle, Meat Quality, Meat Science, Tenderness
Food Is Our Middle Name podcast

Food is Our Middle Name podcast: What’s the deal with…all those cows?

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December 16, 2022

COWS! We all scream as we drive past a field of cows along the Turnpike. Ok, maybe not all of us but I know my family loves a good cow sighting. But what are all of those cows for? Are those the cows we eat or cows that produce milk?   UF/IFAS’s ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Beef Cattle, Cattle, Cattle Industry, Florida Cattlemen's Association, Rancher, Ranchers

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

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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

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