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RECENT & REVISED PUBLICATIONS

Analysis of the USDA’s 2017 Cow-Calf Management Practices Results: Part 3—Natural Service and Bull Management

AN386/AN386by João Bittar, Mario Binelli, and Angela GonellaSeptember 12th, 2022This article aims to present and discuss the most common management practices related to bull use that can impact cow-calf production and to share relevant statistics of bull use based on the last USDA surveys. Written by João Bittar, Mario Binelli, and Angela Gonella, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences, September 2022.Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

Are Cows Comfortable in Modern Dairy Facilities?

AN349/AN349 by Izabella ToledoApril 19th, 2022Understanding cows needs and their natural behaviors allows us to adjust facilities in order to optimize cow comfort and subsequent productivity and profitability. Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

Addition of Exogenous Fibrolytic Enzymes to Lactating Dairy Cow Diets

AN385/AN385by S. L. Bennett and A. P. FaciolaMarch 15th, 2022This report summarizes information on the usage of exogenous enzymes, such as their modes of action and effectiveness in lactating dairy cows. Written by S. L. Bennett and A. P. Faciola, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences, March 2022.Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

Testing Small Ruminants for Mastitis Using the California Mastitis Test (CMT) and How to Properly Hand-Milk Goats

AN382/AN382by Izabella Toledo and Justina DaceyFebruary 27th, 2022This publication provides two step-by-step guides: one for testing small ruminants for mastitis using the CMT, and another for hand-milking goats. Written by Izabella Toledo and Justina Dacey, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences, February 2022.Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

Calculating Calf Performance in Beef Operations: The University of Florida Beef Herds in the 2019–2020 Calving Season

AN384/AN384by Mario Binelli, Angela M. Gonella-Diaza, Thiago Martins, Cecilia C. Rocha, Felipe A. C. C. Silva, Federico Tarnonsky, Sergio Roskopf, Owen Rae, Danny Driver, Nicolas DiLorenzo, Jose Dubeux, and David ThomasFebruary 23rd, 2022This article aims to report the calf performance of two beef herds of the University of Florida, located in north (UF/IFAS NFREC, Marianna) and central Florida (Beef Units, Gainesville). Written by Mario Binelli, Angela M. Gonella-Diaza, Thiago Martins, Cecilia C. Rocha, Felipe A. C. C. Silva, Federico Tarnonsky, Sergio Roskopf, Owen Rae, Danny Driver, Nicolas DiLorenzo, Jose Dubeux, and David Thomas, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences, February 2022.Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems