Bull sale season is just around the corner as fall approaches, are you looking for a new bull to up your bull power in your herd? Most producers think that the most important selection for their herd should be placed on their replacement heifers, ... READ MORE
“I am a grass farmer first and a cattle rancher second.”
We have all seen our feed bills (like many other inputs) on the rise lately. Feed costs typically account for the greatest percentage of total enterprise costs in a cow-calf operation. ... READ MORE
Every year across the country, heat causes $300 million in damage to cattle, ample reason for University of Florida scientists to try to cool the animals and increase their beef production.
The newest scientific effort will be led by Philipe ... READ MORE
University of Florida scientists want to assess livestock mobility faster and more accurately, ultimately helping farm animal health and production.
To do so, they’ll use artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze high-definition video of ... READ MORE
May is Beef Month: This is a beautiful time to recognize the importance of the beef industry and to celebrate the farmers and ranchers who work hard every day to raise & care for cattle while preserving the land. According to the Florida ... READ MORE
March of 2000, wasn’t that a million years ago? That was the last time I walked into the show ring at the Putnam County Fair as a youth exhibitor. Who would have thought I would come back to that same arena as the University of Florida/IFAS ... READ MORE
To celebrate National Women’s History Month, we sat down with Maria Silveira, a professor of soil and water sciences at the UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center. Born and raised 90 minutes from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Silveira went ... READ MORE
Florida’s ranchers raise 895,000 head of adult beef cattle, a sector that directly contributes $511 million in sales revenues to the state and supports an additional $215 million in sales revenues for other industries throughout the state’s ... READ MORE
By Raluca Mateescu, Professor
Fat and human health
Animal fat has been stigmatized due to an association with several diseases, from cardiovascular diseases to cancer. Consequently, consumption of beef, perceived to have a high fat content, ... READ MORE
Dr. Hansen joined the faculty at Florida as an assistant professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1984 and transferred to the Dairy Science Department (now Animal Sciences) in 1986. His research focus is in the fields of thermal biology ... READ MORE