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Category: Livestock

UF/IFAS RCREC Graduate Student Highlight: Wes Anderson

Wes tracking pigs

By: Bethany Wight, Biologist UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center Wesley “Wes” Anderson was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and raised in Lancaster County where he graduated from Cocalico Senior High School in 2005. Lancaster… Read More

UF/IFAS RCREC Graduate Student Highlight: Tyler Buckley

By: Bethany Wight, Biologist UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center Charles “Tyler” Buckley grew up on the coast of Georgia in Savannah, which holds a strong place in his heart and he hopes to… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/15/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. The personal health and… Read More

Differences in Selenium and Copper Metabolism between Brahman and Angus cattle

by Juliana Ranches, Ph.D. Candidate, UF Animal Sciences, UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center, Ona Copper and selenium are trace minerals required for cattle’s optimum performance. Selenium works as an important antioxidant, while copper is… Read More

Effects of prescribed fire on cattle use and foraging behavior

by Britt Smith, Postdoctoral Research Associate working jointly with Archbold Biological Station and the UF/IFAS Range Cattle REC on the USDA Long Term Agroecosystem Research (LTAR) Project Fire is a historic and important disturbance in Florida’s… Read More

Controlling Smutgrass with the Weed Wiper

by Brent Sellers, Professor and Interim Center Director, Pasture and Rangeland Weed Management  and José Dias, Ph.D. Graduate Student, UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center There are only two herbicide active ingredients labeled for pasture systems in Florida which… Read More

Will Hexazinone Work for Brunswickgrass Management?

by Brent Sellers, Professor and Associate Center Director, Pasture and Rangeland Weed Management UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center Brunswickgrass or brown-seed paspalum is a warm-season perennial grass that is native to South America. It was… Read More

Computers Identify Wildlife in Game Picture Images

by Raoul Boughton, Assistant Professor, Rangeland Wildlife and Ecosystems UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center A computer model developed at the University of Wyoming by researchers, in collaboration with USDA’s National Wildlife Research Center, Arizona… Read More