Acclaimed Cattle Nutrition Expert Named Director of UF/IFAS NFREC

Dan Cattle, Education, Industry News Release, Research

When Glen Aiken wasn’t helping his grandfather wrangle cattle in the smothering Texas heat, he was traveling with his father to meat packing houses across the region. “I swear I visited every meat packing plant between Oklahoma City and El Paso before I was 12 years old,” Aiken joked. So, when it came time to choose a college major, animal …

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Opening of New Labs Highlights Field Day at Range Cattle REC

Dan Cattle, Florida, Industry News Release, Research

New vials, beakers, test tubes and sinks. More room. Those are just some of the features of laboratories that will open at the annual Field Day on April 5 at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Range Cattle Research and Education Center. “These spaces greatly advance our efforts to modernize our research laboratory and graduate student …

University of Missouri Studying Tick-Borne Diseases

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Research

A $460,000 grant will help the University of Missouri research an infectious blood disease in cattle caused by bacteria transmitted by ticks worldwide. The University recently received the grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to study a new approach to interfering with the pathogen in the tick vector. A team of researchers at the university are working to develop …