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71st Annual University of Florida Beef Cattle Short Course to be Hosted In Person


March 18, 2022

Breeding the Florida Herd for Quality  The 71st Annual Beef Cattle Short Course will return to the traditional, full-blown and in-person event this year, May 4 - 6th. We will resume the pre-pandemic format, starting Wednesday after lunch (1:00 ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Events, Farm Management, Livestock, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Animal Behavior, Animal Management, Animal Research, Animal Science, Beef Cattle, Livestock, Livestock Productivity, Livestock Sale, UF Animal Science

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

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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

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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

Understanding Animal Welfare Through Behavior


October 29, 2020

Animal welfare within the food and agriculture industries has become increasingly important to consumers. For animal researchers like Emily Miller-Cushon, Assistant Professor of Animal Behavior in the UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences, studying ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Animal Behavior, Animal Management, Animal Science, Animal Sciences, Animal Welfare, Calves, Cattle, Dairy, Dairy Calves, Livestock Productivity, Research

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