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UF/IFAS Animal Science Department Extension develops programs and activities in the areas of Beef, Equine, Meat, Dairy Small Ruminant, and Youth

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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

Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

This 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.
Released On: 09-12-2022

Are Cows Comfortable in Modern Dairy Facilities?

Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

Understanding cows needs and their natural behaviors allows us to adjust facilities in order to optimize cow comfort and subsequent productivity and profitability. 
Released On: 04-19-2022

Addition of Exogenous Fibrolytic Enzymes to Lactating Dairy Cow Diets

Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

This 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.
Released On: 03-15-2022

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

Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

This 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.
Released On: 02-27-2022

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

Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

This 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.
Released On: 02-23-2022