University of Florida

Animal Sciences Extension

A Message about the Department of Animal Sciences Extension

Extension is the third arm of the land grant system provided by the Smith-Lever Act in 1914. This Act established the Cooperative Extension Service and specified that the service would be associated with a land grant college. More...

Florida Beef Extension


Beef Cattle Extension Faculty

Extension faculty have expertise in beef cattle management, health, genetics, nutrition, and reproduction. See the list and each faculty member's area of expertise and contact information. More...


Florida Beef Cattle Short Course

The 2018 Florida Beef Cattle Short Course Program Committee and the UF/IFAS/Department of Animal Sciences would like to announce that the 67th Florida Beef Cattle Short Course dates are May 9 - 11, 2018 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:

Livestock Education and Certification for Agriculture Law Enforcement (LECALE)

Registration for this class has been closed!



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.

Beef Cattle Short Course



The Florida Beef Cattle Short Course addresses production management, profitability, and quality strategies.

Beef Extension Research Reports



See what we've been up to! Check out the Florida
Beef Extension Research Reports. More...

UF/IFAS Beef Extension EDIS Publications



UF/IFAS Extension - Solutions for Your Life, current issues. More...

Beef Extension Management Calendar



Beef Management Calendar, January through December. More... (.pdf 47KB)

Beef Extension Forage Groups




Beef Extension Teaching and Research Facilities




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Smith-Lever 100th Anniversary

The Smith-Lever Act of 1914 established the Cooperative Extension Service, which allows us all to benefit from the knowledge of our land-grant universities. Extension has helped millions of Floridians by tapping the latest information from the research engines of the University of Florida and Florida A&M and converting it into practical knowledge we use every day.

Solutions for Your Life

UF/IFAS Extension maintains an easy-to-use, comprehensive Web site, Solutions for Your Life.

Did You Know?

The UF/IFAS Florida Beef Extension Web site is the central gateway to all online Beef Extension material for the Florida beef industry. These materials have been developed and collected by county Extension faculty and state faculty.

IFAS Resources