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The Articles page is a treasure of archived information on topics such as animal health, beef cattle industry news, artificial insemination, pastures, forages, rangeland, livestock feed & nutrition, livestock can cattle reproduction, beef cattle genetics, cattle production, feature stories, and the latest on cattle breed news.

Industry News

Upcoming seminars: debunking deer management myths

published: August 19th 2019 source: Noble Research Institute

ARDMORE, Okla. — Noble Research Institute and Bass Pro Shops will team up to offer a Debunking Deer Management Myths seminar series from 4-7 p.m. Sept. 5 and 12 at the Bass Pro Shops in Grapevine, Texas....

Industry News

Beef is big business

published: August 15th 2019 by: Dr Andrew Griffith source: University of Tennessee

Beef is big business, but just how big of a business is it? Through the first 27 weeks of 2019, weekly average federally inspected beef production was 502.6 million pounds. This weekly average production has resulted in 13....

Industry News

Tyson fire leads to disruption in fed beef slaughter

published: August 14th 2019 by: Stephen R. Koontz source: Colorado State University

  August142019 Tyson’s Finney County, Kansas, facility suffered a fire late Friday, Aug. 9th. The good news is that there were no reports of injuries, a testament to the planning and operation of the facility and emergency responders....

Herd Health

Anthrax a growing concern in Texas as TVMDL confirms 18th case

published: August 13th 2019 source: Texas Animal Health Commission

  SAN ANGELO — Anthrax continues to be a growing concern in Texas, especially through the “anthrax triangle” region, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist....

Herd Health

Tackling the economics of young calf respiratory disease

published: August 12th 2019

  Calving season is approaching in fall calving areas and getting those calves off to a healthy start is top of mind for cattle producers. Preventing respiratory disease is not only best for overall animal health and productivity, but recent studies demonstrate there can be an economic benefit for the cow/calf operation....

Industry News

NCBA Applauds Introduction of the Define WOTUS Act

published: August 9th 2019 source: National Cattlemens Beef Association

WASHINGTON (NCBA) – National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, Colin Woodall released the following statement in response to the introduction of the Define WOTUS Act by U....

Industry News

65th Beef Cattle Short Course wrapped in College Station

published: August 8th 2019 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

  COLLEGE STATION – The 2019 Texas A&M AgriLife Beef Cattle Short Course Aug. 5-7 at Texas A&M University featured a full slate of educational presentations and discussions focused on the beef cattle industry....


Pork and beef exports rebound in May; volume and value reach 2019 highs

published: August 7th 2019 source: USMEF

May exports of U.S. pork and beef were steady with last year’s strong volumes and increased year-over-year in value, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF)....

Herd Health

Fever ticks confirmed on a Jim Wells County calf

published: August 5th 2019 source: Texas Animal Health Commission

AUSTIN – Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) officials established a Control Purpose Quarantine Area (CPQA) in northern Jim Wells County after fever ticks were discovered on a calf, originating from the area, during a voluntary inspection at a program dipping vat on July 22, 2019....

Industry News

South Texas Area Farm and Ranch Club to meet

published: August 2nd 2019 source: South Texas Farm and Ranch Club

Texas Area Farm & Ranch Club.  Roberts Ranch, located near Comfort, is owned by the YMCA of Greater San Antonio. Roberts Ranch is 1,100 acre location, where families can explore the Hill Country, learn about the flora and fauna, as well as the history of the area....

Pastures & Forages

New research helps hay producers manage Bermuda grass stem maggot

published: August 1st 2019 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

  OVERTON – A relatively new pest – the Bermuda grass stem maggot – is plaguing Texas hay producers this season, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts....

Industry News

AgriLife Extension offers 12-week online training for new agriculture businesses

published: July 31st 2019 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

COLLEGE STATION – Generation Next: Our Turn to Ranch is a 12-week online course to be offered Aug.18-Nov. 9 by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.   “This curriculum is perfect for new landowners or those who are looking to start a new agricultural operation on an existing ranch,” said Dr....

Industry News

Zoetis to place research lab at Colorado State University

published: July 30th 2019 source: Zoetis

FORT COLLINS, COLORADO, AND PARSIPPANY, NEW JERSEY, July 29, 2019 -- Zoetis, the world's leading animal health company, has signed an agreement with Colorado State University (CSU) to establish a research lab at CSU that will explore the livestock immune system and target new immunotherapies – paving the way for new alternatives to antibiotics in food-producing animals....

Industry News

Nolan, Fisher counties beef cattle conference set Aug. 13 in Roscoe

published: July 29th 2019 source: Texas AgriLife Today

ROSCOE– The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service beef cattle conference for Nolan and Fisher Counties is Aug. 13.  The conference will be at the Roscoe Collegiate ISD STEM Research Center, 12822 N....

Industry News

BCSC to feature demonstrations

published: July 24th 2019 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife Today

COLLEGE STATION – Fence building, brush control, live cattle handling and a carcass fabrication demonstration will be featured at the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course Aug. 7 in College Station....

Herd Health

Texas Anthrax Situational Update

published: July 23rd 2019 source: Texas Animal Health Commission

  Anthrax quarantines are typically lifted 10 days from vaccination or the last death To date, 10 premises in 4 Texas counties have had animals confirmed with anthrax. Animals include the following species: antelope, goat, horses, deer and cattle....

Industry News

Texas A&M to bridge rural/urban divide with food, agriculture science

published: July 22nd 2019 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

  COLLEGE STATION – About a thousand new faces show up in Texas every day, moving into the Metroplex, Austin, San Antonio and Houston, and they have little to no connection to the state’s agriculture-based culture and economy....


Weaner cattle need their own trainer

published: July 19th 2019 by: Kirsten Nickles and Anthony Parker source: The Ohio State University Department of Animal Science

  The most common weaning method in the United States beef industry is the abrupt removal of calves from cows at 5-8 months of age (Enríquez et al., 2011). Natural weaning in beef cattle however, occurs later in life for a calf at 7-14 months of age (Reinhardt and Reinhardt, 1981)....

Feed & Nutrition

Are corn prices headed up?

published: July 18th 2019 by: John Kruse source: University of Missouri Extension

The outlook for corn prices is more positive because corn is likely to experience a significant downward supply shock. Not only will planted area be reduced, but the yields will also likely be significantly lower....

Industry News

Dead Fish in Summer? Low Dissolved Oxygen Is Usually the Culprit

published: July 17th 2019 by: Will Moseley source: Noble Research Institute

One of the  most common calls we get during late summer regarding pond management is about a pond full of dead fish, and the owner wants to know what happened. People are worried the water has been poisoned and is unsafe....

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