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Industry News

The Leach Teaching Gardens at Texas A&M University opens

published: June 20th 2018 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife Today

  COLLEGE STATION — The Leach Teaching Gardens at Texas A&M University, a multi-million-dollar centerpiece on west campus in College Station, debuted June 15 with a ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony....

Herd Health

How to Control Insects on Livestock Naturally

published: June 19th 2018 source: BioZyme

  (SAINT JOSEPH, Mo., June 18, 2018) The smallest of creatures tend to be the biggest pests around livestock. The warmer days and hot weather brings out the worst of the flies and other insects each year, and livestock producers continually look for alternative forms of insect control....

Industry News

Public meeting to be held on Fake Meat

published: June 18th 2018 source: National Cattlemens Beef Association

WASHINGTON (June 15, 2018) – National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Director of Government Affairs Danielle Beck issued the following statement in response to the Food and Drug Administration’s announcement that they will hold a public meeting on foods produced using animal cell culture technology: “NCBA looks forward to participating fully in the public meeting, and will use the opportunity to advocate for U....

Industry News

Agriculture workshop, farm tour slated June 29-30 in the San Antonio area

published: June 15th 2018 by: Paul Schattenberg

  SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the agency’s Texas AgrAbility program will present a farm tour and agriculture business workshop June 29-30 in San Antonio in collaboration with Mesquite Field Farm....

New Products

Three New Hardware Systems Approved for Capturing Carcass Ultrasound Traits for CUP Lab®, LLC

published: June 14th 2018 source: CUP Labs

CUP Lab®, LLC is pleased to announce it has recently been granted approval for five new intramuscular fat models, for three new hardware systems, to be used in the carcass ultrasound industry....

Industry News

Two indicted for pharmaceutical thefts

published: June 13th 2018 source: Texas Southwestern Cattle Raisers

  MULESHOE, Texas — Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Rangers today announced the indictment of John Russell Baird, 44, of Amarillo, and Israel Tapia, 41, of Muleshoe, on felony theft charges....

Industry News

Temple center welcomes producers, industry professionals during field day

published: June 12th 2018 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

  TEMPLE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center and U.S. Department of Agriculture Grassland Soil and Water Research Laboratory, which operate on the same campus in Temple, recently opened their doors to more than 60 area producers and agriculture industry professionals during their second annual field day....

Industry News

Stiles Farm Field Day set for June 19 in Thrall

published: June 11th 2018 by: Blair Fannin

  THRALL – Feral hog trapping, soybean performance in the Blacklands, pecan tree management and the latest farm bill information will all be discussed at the Stiles Farm Field Day scheduled June 19 in Thrall....

Herd Health

Vogel hired to support AgriLife Extension vet sciences certificate program

published: June 8th 2018 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

AMARILLO – Tyler Vogel hopes to help youth pursue their passion for veterinary sciences as the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Institute for Infectious Animal Disease veterinary sciences certificate program specialist in Amarillo....


An Inexpensive but Effective Method for Weaning More Total Pounds

published: June 7th 2018 by: Dr. Justin Rhinehart source: University of Tennessee Extension

Since all food production is based on reproduction of the commodity, it stands to reason that a technology which positively impacts reproduction would be widely adopted. One of the major benefits of crossbreeding is realized through improved reproductive function....

Herd Health

Anthrax confirmed in calf in Jim Hogg County

published: June 6th 2018 source: Texas Animal Health Commission

Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) officials confirmed Anthrax in one calf on a Jim Hogg County premises on June 1. This is the first Anthrax case in Texas this year.The premises is located approximately 30 miles south of Hebbronville and has been quarantined....

Industry News

Animal Agriculture Alliance highly concerned about animal rights activist organization’s extreme activity

published: June 5th 2018 source: Animal Agriculture Alliance

  June 4, 2018 – The Animal Agriculture Alliance, a nationwide nonprofit organization working to bridge the communication gap between farm and fork, is appalled by the recent actions of Direct Action Everywhere, an extreme animal rights group....


Cow Culling Picks Up Seasonally

published: June 4th 2018 by: Charley Martinez source: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

    Cow culling tends to pick up this time of the year and this year is no exception.  But, a growing drought in the Southern Plains, an expanding beef cow herd, and low milk prices are making the seasonal culling uptick a little more interesting....

Industry News

Signup Begins June 4 for Livestock Indemnity Program and Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees, and Farm-raised Fish

published: June 1st 2018 source: USDA

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin accepting disaster assistance program applications on June 4 from agricultural producers who suffered livestock, honeybees, farm-raised fish and other losses due to natural disasters....

Industry News

Rising Interest rates add to already stressed agricultural, rural economy

published: May 31st 2018 source: CoBank

DENVER (May 30, 2018) — More financial burden is on the way in agriculture and rural America with interest rates marching steadily higher. Since 2015, the Federal Reserve has been nudging interest rates higher following years of historically low rates and quantitative easing....

Industry News

Broad Opposition to “Dealer Trust” Bill by Livestock Groups

published: May 30th 2018 source: Livestock Marketing Association

Opposition to a bill currently pending in Washington D.C., specifically H.R. 4058 or the “Securing All Livestock Equitably” or SALE Act of 2017 is growing among livestock producers, financial organizations, auction market owners and livestock dealers....

Pastures & Forages

AgriLife Extension expert talks Bermuda grass 101

published: May 29th 2018 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

  OVERTON – Not all Bermuda grasses are created equal, but varieties are often confused as their own separate species, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert....

Breed News

GENETRUST LLC, promotes Gariss to lead role

published: May 25th 2018 source: GENETRUST

  The GENETRUST partners are pleased to announce the promotion of Cody Gariss to the lead role as chief executive officer/president. Gariss has been involved with GENETRUST since its formation in 2009....

Industry News

Legislation Addressing Hours of Service Changes for Livestock Haulers Introduced

published: May 24th 2018 source: National Cattlemens Beef Association

WASHINGTON (May 23, 2018) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association today applauded the introduction of the Transporting Livestock Across America Safely (TLAAS) Act, saying it would reform federal Hours of Service (HOS) rules in a way that ensures animal welfare, highway safety, and the well-being of livestock haulers....

Pastures & Forages

Texas A&M, USDA research aimed at nitrite poisoning leads to methane mitigation

published: May 23rd 2018 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

  COLLEGE STATION – Two government researchers and a college graduate student aiming at one issue in the cattle industry are finding they can address two issues – nitrite poisoning and methane emissions – with an animal probiotic they are developing....

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