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July 4th feature: UF researcher is a new U.S. citizen; learn about his work in sustainability


June 30, 2022

This Independence Day might feel a little different for José Dubeux, a professor at the University of Florida’s North Florida Research and Education Center (UF/IFAS NFREC). Monday marks his first Fourth of July holiday as an American citizen. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Agronomy, Cattle Industry, Extension, Feature, Forage, Jose Dubeux, Livestock, NFREC, North Florida Research And Education Center, Research
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UF animal scientists receive federal grant to try to increase beef cattle reproduction


March 14, 2022

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

Category: Livestock, UF/IFAS
Tags: Beef, Cattle, Embryos, Grant, Mario Binelli, Nifa, Peter Hansen, Philipe Moriel, Range Cattle Research And Education Center, Reproduction, Uterus
2022 Ram Test

2022 UF/IFAS Ram Test to begin on May 1


March 11, 2022

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The University of Florida will hold its second Ram Test and Sale this year and interested participants must register by May 1. The Ram Test and Sale is part of a program to grow the sheep and goat industries in the Sunshine ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Events, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Animal Research, Animal Science, Livestock Sale, Ram Test, Rams, Sheep, Small Ruminant, UF Animal Science

Bee appearance and behavior may be related, genetic study reveals


January 18, 2022

Recently discovered genetic knowledge of two nuisance western honey bee subspecies will help commercial and hobby beekeepers. A new UF/IFAS study identified genetic characteristics relevant to the production and behavioral attributes of these ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Africanized Bees, Beekeeping, Bees, Entomology, Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services, Genetic Markers, Genetics, Honey Bee Research And Extension Lab, Honey Bees, Honeybee, Insects, UF/IFAS, UFHoneyBee, UFHoneyBeeLab, UFIFASExtension, Usda, USDA APHIS

Holidays are primetime for pork, the protein that packs a punch with Florida goodness


December 14, 2021

Pork is a staple in many countries and featured in many dishes eaten during end-of-year holiday celebrations. Pork is a versatile protein that can be served center-of-the-plate or as part of a dish If you’re looking to flex your cooking ... READ MORE

Category: Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Brenda Marty-Jimenez, Chad Carr, Food Science And Human Nutrition, Holiday, Holidays, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, News, Pork, UF/IFAS Extension

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


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
Florida International Dairy Academy

Learn the latest in dairy production, science from UF experts


October 4, 2021

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The inaugural Florida International Dairy Academy (FIDA), a comprehensive online program from the University of Florida’s animal sciences department, will kick off in January 2022 and educate participants in the latest ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Animal Management, Animal Nutrition, Animal Sciences, Cattle, Dairy, Dairy Cattle, Dairy Extension, Dairy Production, Dairy Science, Education, Extension, Genetics, UF Animal Science

With new gift, UF scientists work to grow sheep and goat industries in Florida


September 27, 2021

UF will hold its first Ram Test and Sale event on Oct. 2, starting at 8 a.m. A gift from a Florida sheep farmer will support upgrades to the UF/IFAS Sheep Unit and allow researchers to expand the UF sheep and goat herds These enhancements ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Animal Sciences, Animal Sciences Department, Diwakar Vyas, Sheep

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