As an Extension agent, I give a lot of presentations about elasmobranchs. Sharks and rays, that is.
There are many reasons why, but one of the main reasons is that people are eager to learn more about these fascinating creatures. So, in addition ... READ MORE
Depending on which calving season you have, cattlemen must make decisions on which heifer calves they want to keep or buy for their herd. Usually, 10-20% of your herd will need to be replaced with heifers each year. It is extremely important ... 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
One of the world's most prolific species of pollinators, the honey bee, is arguably the most important insect species known to mankind. However, despite their immeasurable importance in the role of food production, they often have a negative ... READ MORE
Most of the Central Florida Livestock Agents (CFLAG) are quite familiar with the annual gathering at Deseret Ranch in Osceola County known as Beef Reproduction School. The old timers tell me that UF has been a part of hosting this program ... READ MORE
UF/IFAS Extension Central Florida Livestock Agent Group Presents: Beef Cattle Reproduction Management School with Artificial Insemination
If you are a cattle producer who is interested in gaining knowledge that can help you understand your ... READ MORE
Vertebrates are animals with a backbone and include mammals, birds and fishes.
Considering roughly three-quarters of the earth is covered in water, it should be no surprise that fish are the most numerous vertebrates in the world. According ... READ MORE
Even though horses are faster, stronger, and more competitive (as a whole) than at any other time in history, equine reproductive efficiency is the lowest of all domestic animals. For owners and managers whose primary concern is “settling” ... READ MORE
It’s that time of year again, that time when your car changes color like a chameleon in order to mimic the surrounding landscape. Anything that stands still long enough will become coated with a light green to yellow dust. What is this dust ... READ MORE