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Tag: Range Cattle Research and Education Center

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

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… Read More

UF wildlife ecologists teach public to help boost bluebird population

As pest-eaters, Eastern bluebirds benefit Florida farmers. Not only that, they’re cute. Two good reasons Hance Ellington has started a program to preserve them. As a UF/IFAS assistant professor of wildlife ecology and conservation, Ellington… Read More

UF researchers use AI datasets to track feral pigs, minimize disease risk

Feral pigs cost the agriculture industry at least $1.5 billion in damage, disease and control costs around the United States annually, running rampant on large swaths of grazing lands. The swine root in soil and… Read More

New UF/IFAS app to ID toxic plants

Some livestock, pets and even children occasionally nibble on poisonous plants, presenting a potential pitfall to the animals and youth. Now, a new, free app designed by UF/IFAS researchers and Extension faculty helps you identify… Read More

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

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… Read More

In COVID-19 era, UF/IFAS research adapts

As Florida moved to “safer at home” measures, not all work could be put on pause. When it came to University of Florida research, many UF/IFAS projects could not wait. There are living plants, animals… Read More

Study: Biosolids Produce Less Nitrogen and Phosphorus Runoff than Inorganic Fertilizer

By Mike Loizzo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New research from University of Florida scientists found that some nutrients from inorganic fertilizers enter surface water more easily than those from biosolids. Maria Silveira, a professor in the… Read More

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

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… Read More