Livestock Articles


UF Study: New Information Changes Few Opinions on GMOs

Brandon McFadden, an Assisant Professor in Food and Resource Economics, UF/IFAS recent research shows that many people will not change their minds about genetically modified foods and global warming, even after they have been provided with scientific findings. Read more . .

WTO Says Country-of-Origin Labeling Isn't COOL

Canada and Mexico has threatened to impose tariffs on American products if the U.S. doesn't change its rules on country-of-origin labeling (COOL) for meat.

University of Missouri Extension agricultural economist, Ron Plain says the WTO has started the process to determine appropriate tariffs for Mexico and Canada to impose on U.S. products. "Their goal is to get the U.S. to rewrite the law" Plain says. Read more . . .

Locating an Approved Pesticide

In 2014, a group of livestock entomologists, as a part of Multi-State Hatch Project S-1060, developed an online system for obtaining the names of registered pesticides appropriate for use with livestock and pets.  More . . .

Beef: It Really Does A Body Good

There may be a changing view of researchers on saturated fats.  Research published last March in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine did not find that people who ate higher levels of saturated fat had more heart disease than those who ate less. “Simply eliminating saturated fat from your diet is not going to eliminate the problem,” says Susan Dockett, Ernest L. Corley Jr. Trustees Endowed Chair in the Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences at Clemson University. What should we eat? The latest nutritional research and animal science research may provide good news for the beef industry.


Hot Cattle Market Brings Tough Decisions

Recently, the cattle markets have been as hot as the mid-July temperatures. While the high prices generate lots of questions, the main ones being asked now are: 1) should I sell my calves at weaning, and 2) what is the most economical alternative for replacement females? More . . .

Replacement Heifer Selection & Development

Many producers across the southeast are in the process of selecting replacement heifers. Some may purchase them, but at current cattle prices, others may choose to raise them. Selecting replacement heifers from a calf crop may seem tricky, but can be made easier by following a few simple suggestions. More . . .

July 4th Picnic Less than $6 Per Person

An all-American Fourth of July picnic of the nation's favorite foods including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and chocolate milk will cost slightly more this year but still comes in at less than $6 per person, says the American Farm Bureau Federation. More . . .




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