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Upcoming Events, Conferences & Seminars

The Department of Animal Sciences conferences and training programs have proven an effective tool for disseminating and sharing the wealth of knowledge among the faculty that support the department and the IFAS mission.

Upcoming Events

Florida Beef Cattle Short Course

The 2017 Florida Beef Cattle Short Course Program Committee and the UF/IFAS/Department of Animal Sciences would like to announce that the 66th Florida Beef Cattle Short Course dates are May 3 - 5, 2017 and will be held at the Alto and Patricia Straughn IFAS Extension Professional Development Center, located at 2142 Shealy Drive, Gainesville, Florida  32611.  The building has state of the art equipment and is located convenient to the main campus of UF and downtown Gainesville. More...

Past Events

UF Beef Units January Cattle Sale

Saturday, January 21 at 11:00 A.M. the UF Beef Units will be holding a sale consisting of 29 head of cows, 20 head of heifers, and 6 head of 2 yr. old bulls (4 Brahmans, 2 Crossbred). Cattle are Angus, Brangus, Brahman, and Angus X Brahman cross. Cattle can be seen in the pasture at the UF Santa Fe Beef Unit from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. from Jan. 16th until the day of the sale. There are some registered Brahman cows and bulls on this sale, the rest of the cattle are non-registered. The sale will begin at 11 A.M. Saturday, January 21st.

The UF Santa Fe Beef Unit is located 8 miles North of Alachua, FL on County Road 241.  From I-75, take exit #404 East on CR-236, go approximately 3 miles, turn North on CR-241, go approximately 3 miles and  look for Orange/Blue IFAS sign on the right hand side of the road. (Address is 14202 NW 294th Ave, Alachua FL. 32615). More...

Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems’ Lecture Series

Rinderpest Eradication: Technical and Social Innovations.

You are invited to attend a seminar to be given by Geoffrey Mariner of Tufts University regarding the scientific and sociocultural approaches that led to the eradication Rinderpest, once the scourge of societies across Asia, Europe and Africa. Rinderpest is only the second infectious disease, after smallpox, to have been eradicated globally thanks to Dr. Mariner’s vaccine and decades of international concerted efforts. The seminar will be held, December 7, 2016, at the Animal Sciences building, 2250 Shealy Dr., building 459, room 102 @3:00pm.

Florida Fall Cattlemen’s Conference and
Allied Trade Show

Please join us for the Florida Fall Cattlemen’s Conference and
Allied Trade Show,
Friday, November 17, 2016. The Conference will be held at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion, 2232 NE Jacksonville Road, Ocala, Florida.

2016 Equine Institute and Allied Trade Show

Please join us for the 2016 Equine Institute and Allied Trade Show, September 15, 2016, 8:00am, at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion, 2232 NE Jacksonville Rd., Ocala, Florida 34470.

North Florida Research and Education Center's Beef/Forage Day

Please join us for the 2016 North Florida Research and Education Center's Beef/Forage Day, April 15, 2016. This field day will inform producers about the latest developments in reducing nitrogen inputs in livestock systems, how to plan for summer forages, impacts of Bahiagrass on soil health, preweaning management for healthy calves, and the impact of record keeping and culling on herd profitability.  Visitors will also have the opportunity to interact with scientists on the latest developments on winter forages and ongoing cattle management and nutrition experiments. The presenters are the leading experts from the Southeast associated with the topics presented.

2016 Performance Horse Sale

UF-Sale In The Swamp is a capstone project that brings together the years of hard work for many of our students, donors, and staff and exemplifying our programs commitment to education and production. Many of our senior level students have had the opportunity to follow these young horses through the various courses offered as part of the Equine Sciences Program at the University of Florida.

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