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Upcoming Events, Conferences & Seminars

The Department of Animal Sciences conferences, training programs and special events that 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

Annual University of Florida Beef Units Cattle Sale

Please mark your calendars for the Annual University of Florida Beef Units Cattle Sale, Saturday, December 2, 2017.  The auction will held at the UF/IFAS Santa Fe Beef Unit, 14201 NW 294th Ave., Alachua, FL 32615…featuring Good Stout Bulls, Semen Tested, Ready for Service; Cows are Brahman, Angus and various Angus and Brahman Crosses, ranging in age from 3 to 10 yrs. old.  Check back on November 17, 2017 for the list of sale cattle!

Livestock Education and Certification for Agriculture Law Enforcement (LECALE)



Mark your calendars for the upcoming Livestock Education and Certification for Agriculture Law Enforcement (LECALE) program, December 11 - December 15, 2017 at the Department of Animal Sciences, 2250 Shealy Dr., Room 102, Gainesville, Florida. This program will provide law enforcement and state attorney personnel rigorous and relevant training curriculum regarding generally accepted livestock production practices, skills to discern acceptable animal well-being, and ability to apply acquired knowledge and skills in the field and during litigation proceedings.

Past Events

2017 Equine Institute and Allied Trade Show

The Central Florida Livestock Agents’ Group would like to invite you to the 2017 Florida Equine Institute & Allied Trade Show! Sept. 21, 2017, 8:00am to 4:00pm. The theme for the 2017 educational program is "Filling in the Blanks." The event is being held at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion, 2232 NE Jacksonville Rd., Ocala, FL 34470. This University of Florida Extension program, is committed to providing Florida Horsemen and Horsewomen with the most up-to-date equine management information, and a "working" Trade Show. Topics for 2017 include: Equine Nutrition: Fiber; Friend; or Filler; Equine Health: How Stress can affect the horse’s response to disease challenges; Neurological Diseases in Horses; Recognizing and addressing Equine Behavior Problems; Cedar Lock Farm, Run for the Ribbons and Thoroughbred Retirement (Live Demo); Experiential Learning Demos (20 min. rotations) Equine Vital Signs, Equine Genetics and Weed Identification.

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...

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.

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