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
For a century, researchers have tracked genetic traits to find out which cattle produce more and better milk and meat. Now, two University of Florida scientists will use artificial intelligence to analyze millions of bits of genetic data to ... READ MORE
This fall, one hardworking young person will continue a Florida 4-H tradition: The Dairy Heifer Chain.
The program, which began in 2019, works like this: A 4-H member receives a dairy calf, cares for it, trains it and shows it at the state ... READ MORE
Jean Baptiste Ndahetuye, of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems at the University of Florida/IFAS, is the 2019 recipient of the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) Student Researcher Award for ... READ MORE
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- If lactating dairy cattle get too hot, they don’t produce as much milk, and that can add up to economic losses of more than $1 billion a year in the U.S. alone, University of Florida researchers say.
This loss can ... READ MORE
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Chris DeCubellis, a statewide specialized agent for the University of Florida’s 4-H program, has just won the title of champion milker at the Sunbelt Agricultural Expo in Moultrie, Georgia.
DeCubellis went up again ... READ MORE
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- “Milk Does a Body Good” is not just an advertising slogan. It’s a way to get people to drink the dairy product, because it offers so many nutrients, says a University of Florida expert. But first, cows must produce ... READ MORE
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Two researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are one step closer to preventing flu in pigs and helping dairy producers get more milk for their buck, thanks to several grants ... READ MORE
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- As Hurricane Irma barreled toward Florida in early September, she threatened to starve thousands of dairy cows by delaying the “grain train” – two dozen freight cars of feed commodities bound for the Lake Okeechobee ... READ MORE
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A glass of milk packs a nutritious punch, a reminder of the importance of dairy in our diets as we enter National Dairy Month, a University of Florida nutrition expert said.
“Basically, ... READ MORE