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Researcher collects insect samples off of a deer.

Vaccine for virus lethal to deer shows promise


October 29, 2020

A viral disease that impacts deer around the country can be devastating, but a vaccine shows promise for the $8 billion per year deer farming industry. The disease, epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus, or EHDV, is the leading cause of herd ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Farm Management, Livestock, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Cervidae Health Research Initiative, CHeRI, Deer, Deer Farming, Deer Farms, EHD, EHDV, White-tailed Deer
The sulfur hexafluoride tracer technique allows scientists to measure the amount of methane emitted from the animal’s mouth and nose

Scientists work to cut greenhouse gases, one cow burp at a time


September 29, 2020

Above: The sulfur hexafluoride tracer technique allows scientists to measure the amount of methane emitted from the animal’s mouth and nose. Photo credit: Nicolas DiLorenzo When you first learn that cows produce methane, a greenhouse gas, ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Livestock, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Animal Sciences, CALS, Climate Change, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Methane, News, Nicolas DiLorenzo, North Florida Research And Education Center

USAID renews support of UF livestock research to improve nutrition and livelihoods in Africa, Asia


September 21, 2020

The University of Florida has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to continue scientific research related to production and consumption of animal-source food in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Niger, Rwanda ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Health & Nutrition, Livestock, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Adegbola Adesogan, Animal Sciences, Feed The Future Innovation Lab For Livestock Systems, News, Scott Angle, USAID

Cattle care checklist: before and after the storm


September 4, 2020

Cattle care checklist: before and after the storm with UF/IFAS Extension livestock specialist, Doug Mayo Before the storm Preparing the pasture Secure loose objects or remove them from pastures. If possible, avoid placing cattle ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Disaster Preparation, Livestock, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS
Tags: Beef Cattle, Cattle, Disaster Preparation, Disaster Preparedness, Farm Safety, Hurricane Prep, Hurricane Preparation, Hurricane Season, Hurricanes
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Equine care checklist: before and after the storm


August 19, 2020

Equine care checklist: before and after the storm with UF/IFAS Extension equine specialist, Carissa Wickens Before the storm Pasture vs. barn Depending on the shelter or structures available, horses are often best kept out at pasture ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Farm Management, Livestock, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Disaster Planning, Disaster Preparation, Disaster Preparedness, Equine, Horses, Hurricane Prep, Hurricane Preparation, Hurricane Season

New UF/IFAS rangeland ecologist hopes to protect cattle from predators


August 12, 2020

ONA, Fla. --- Hance Ellington grew up in rural Kentucky, where he and his friends caught crawfish. He loved the outdoors. Later, as an undergraduate student at The Ohio State University, he went on a three-month study-abroad program in Kenya. ... READ MORE

Category: Livestock, SFYL Hot Topic, Wildlife
Tags: Biodiversity, Cattle, Department Of Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, Hance Ellington, Predators, Range Cattle Research And Education Center, Rangeland, Wildlife Ecologist

New institute to address food production and sustainability at global scale


July 10, 2020

The University of Florida has announced the creation of the UF/IFAS Food Systems Institute, which will bring together the university's top researchers to find solutions to feeding the world in a way that is economically and environmentally sustainable. “This ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Coasts & Marine, Crops, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Livestock, NATURAL RESOURCES, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Adegbola Adesogan, Feed The Future Innovation Lab For Livestock Systems, Food Systems Institute, Institute For Sustainable Food Systems, Jack Payne, News, USAID

Feeling cooped up in quarantine? UF releases new guide to raising backyard chickens


July 9, 2020

In the early days of the pandemic, as bare grocery store shelves prompted concerns about the food supply, many became interested in producing more of their food at home. Some flocked to local agricultural feed stores in search of baby chicks ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, AGRICULTURE, Food Safety, Livestock, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Alicia Halbritter, Aly Schortinghouse, Backyard Chickens, Baker County, Collier County, Covid-19, Escambia County, Jessica Ryals, News, Nick Simmons

Genetic study of Arabian horses challenges some common beliefs about the ancient breed


June 16, 2020

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A study involving Arabian horses from 12 countries found that some populations maintained a larger degree of genetic diversity and that the breed did not contribute genetically to the modern-day Thoroughbred, contrary to ... READ MORE

Category: Livestock, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Animal Sciences Department, Arabian Horse, DNA, Equine, Genetics, Horse, Research, Samantha Brooks

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