University of Florida

About the Department of Animal Sciences Web Site

This Web site provides information for anyone interested in Animal Sciences.



The primary mission of the statewide Animal Science program is to assist the livestock industries of Florida, helping to achieve efficient production by contributing to the solution of livestock production problems through research, resident instruction, and extension. This mission is accomplished through the cooperative efforts of the faculties of the Animal Science Department, the Research and Education Center (Ona), the North Florida Research and Education Center (Quincy, Marianna, and Chipley locations), the Brooksville Subtropical Agricultural Research Station (STARS), Southwest Florida Research and Education Center (SWFREC) at Immokalee, and the sixty-seven county Extension facilities. Integral to the accomplishment of this mission is the cooperation and support of people in the livestock industries. Additionally, personnel from a number of campus departments cooperate with Animal Science faculty in program support.