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U.S., Brazilian Scientists Collaborate to Address Horse and Cattle Management Challenges

May 14, 2019

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- How can we improve the health and welfare of horses and cattle? That will be a big question on the minds of the veterinarians, animal scientists and livestock breeders from the United States and Brazil at the first International ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Carissa Wickens, Cattle, Horse Teaching Unit, Horses, Joel McQuagge, Lori Warren, Mario Binelli, Matt Hersom, News, Sally DeNotta, Samantha Brooks, Saundra TenBroeck

UF/IFAS-developed Ryegrass Donated to Panhandle Ranchers After Hurricane Michael

May 10, 2019

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- In the days after Hurricane Michael swept through the Florida Panhandle last October, residents assessed the damage while relief workers and aid traveled into the area to start the recovery process. For cattle ranchers, ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Livestock, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agronomy, Ann Blount, Cattle, Florida Cattlemen's Association, Hurricane Michael, Kevin Kenworthy, Livestock, North Florida Research And Education Center, Turfgrass

Longtime Range Cattle REC Director Now Chair of UF/IFAS Animal Sciences

April 3, 2019

When John Arthington was 11, his grandfather gave him two heifers for a 4-H project in Indiana, where he was born and raised. Arthington took those heifers and built a small herd, and that success drew him to major in animal sciences at Purdue ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Livestock, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Animal Sciences, CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, John Arthington, News, Range Cattle Research And Education Center

UF Dairy Science Club Earns Recognition at 2019 Regional Competition

March 14, 2019

Evan Cole Dipersloot, an animal sciences student in the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS), hopes to one day work as a dairy cattle nutritionist. He is one step closer to reaching his goal after winning first place for ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, AGRICULTURE, Curriculum, Livestock, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Dairy Science Club, News

UF/IFAS economic report: In 2017, Florida’s combined beef, dairy cattle and allied industries generated $16.80 billion in revenues, supported 118,000 jobs

March 11, 2019

By TOM NORDLIE GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- As Florida approaches the 500-year anniversary of the introduction of cattle to her shores in 1521, a new report from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences demonstrates just ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Livestock
Tags: Alan Hodges, Beef And Dairy Production, Cattle, Economics, Food And Resource Economics Department

Got Horse Manure? UF/IFAS Program Offers Composting Solution

March 5, 2019

Horses may be beautiful animals, but like everyone, they poop. A lot. “A 1,000 pound horse can produce 10 tons of manure and stall waste each year,” said Mary Lusk, assistant professor of soil and water sciences with the University of ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Farm Management, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water
Tags: CALS, Carissa Wickens, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Francisco Rivera, Hillsborough County, Horses, Mary Lusk, News, Small Farms, Walsh Nichols

UF/IFAS Honors Imogene Yarborough with Extension Advocate Award

November 13, 2018

APOPKA, Fla. – When Imogene Yarborough and her husband Ed started ranching in Seminole County in 1954, they foresaw a legacy of agriculture for their future generations. “We raised our four children with the guiding principle that this ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Crops, EVENTS, Farm Management, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Award, Extension, Extension Advocate, News, UF/IFAS

Hurricane Relief: UF/IFAS Extension to Help Distribute 36,000 Jars of Peanut Butter in the Florida Panhandle

October 22, 2018

Eleven days out from Hurricane Michael, Rachel Pienta considers Wakulla County lucky. She’s using that good fortune to help others who aren’t so lucky. “If the storm had veered a little to the east, it could have been us who were devastated,” ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, AGRICULTURE, Crops, Disaster Preparation, Health & Nutrition, Livestock
Tags: Hurricane Michael, News, Rachel Pienta, Wakulla County

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