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Department of Animal, Veterinary & Food Sciences

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Rm 213
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2330
Moscow, ID 83844-2330

Phone: 208-885-6345

Fax: 208-885-6420

Email: avs@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/cals/avs

Directions

Mailing Address:
University of Idaho
16 Hot Springs Ranch Road
Carmen, ID 83462

Phone: 208-756-2749

Web: uidaho.edu/cals/nmcreec

Directions

Mailing Address:
University of Idaho
1908 E. Chicago Street
Caldwell, ID 83605

Phone: 208-795-5331

Email: baumhoff@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/cals/food-technology

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Research and Extension

The Animal, Veterinary and Food Sciences beef production program serves Idaho’s No. 2 agricultural commodity: beef cattle and calves. Idaho ranks 13th in the U.S. for cattle and calves inventory, with more than 2.1 million animals raised by 7,500 beef cattle operations.

AVFS conducts research and provides educational programs in health, production, range cow, integrated resource and sustainable management, as well as cow-calf nutrition and feedlot nutrition.

The dairy production program serves Idaho’s No. 1 agricultural commodity. The Idaho dairy industry ranks third in the nation with international exports valued at more than $350 million.

AVFS conducts research and provides Extension programs in the areas of nutrition, lactation and reproductive physiology, herd health, milk quality, safety, breeding and genetics. Strong cooperative programs exist with allied industry and cooperator herds across the state. Excellent relationships exist with the United Dairymen of Idaho and association support is substantial.

The meat and milk quality program serves Idaho’s combined livestock and dairy production industries, including beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep and swine. Animal and plant agriculture generates $26.4 billion in total sales, 18% of Idaho’s state economy

AVFS conducts research and provides educational programs in the areas of muscle biology, animal growth factors, meat quality, safety, consistency factors, HACCP procedures and live animal and carcass evaluation. Cooperative programming is conducted with the feedlot industry and the packing and processing industry.

The sheep and goat production program serves the diverse needs of producers in Idaho through research and Extension programs. In 2017, sheep and goats contributed more than $42 million to Idaho’s economy with an inventory of more than 38,000 animals.

AVFS conducts research and provides educational programs in the areas of range, flock, nutrition and health management. Additional topics include reproductive physiology, sustainable management and production practices.

AVFS maintains relationships with the United States Sheep Experiment Station in Dubois and the USDA Animal Disease Research Unit in Pullman, Washington.

Dairy Nutrition Research

Study nutrient metabolism and inflammation, lactation and milk synthesis and the biology of transition cows.

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Livestock Genetics & Phenotypic Trait Research

Study genetically mediated regulation of economically important traits in livestock species including; beef cattle, dairy cattle and sheep. 

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Beef Cuts & Cooking Techniques

Learn more about the different beef cuts and best cooking techniques for each. (Video courtesy of the Idaho Beef Council)

Marbling

Learn more about marbling in beef and why it’s important. (Video courtesy of the Idaho Beef Council)

Contacts

Department of Animal, Veterinary & Food Sciences

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Rm 213
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2330
Moscow, ID 83844-2330

Phone: 208-885-6345

Fax: 208-885-6420

Email: avs@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/cals/avs

Directions

Mailing Address:
University of Idaho
16 Hot Springs Ranch Road
Carmen, ID 83462

Phone: 208-756-2749

Web: uidaho.edu/cals/nmcreec

Directions

Mailing Address:
University of Idaho
1908 E. Chicago Street
Caldwell, ID 83605

Phone: 208-795-5331

Email: baumhoff@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/cals/food-technology

Location