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
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
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
by Philipe Moriel, Assistant Professor
Beef Cattle Nutrition and Management
UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center, Ona
Body condition score (BCS) is a practical and inexpensive indicator of fat (energy) reserves in a beef cow, ... READ MORE