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Industry News

All antibiotics for livestock will soon require a vet’s prescription

published: November 12th 2019 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

No longer will producers who need injectable antibiotics for their cattle be able to just grab them at their local feed store or order them online. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service wants producers to be aware that the U....

Industry News

USMEF Heartland Team sees great potential for U.S. beef, pork export growth in Japan

published: November 8th 2019 source: USMEF

A record 31 producers and agricultural industry leaders traveled to Japan earlier this month as part of USMEF’s Heartland Team, a trade mission designed to introduce beef, pork, soybean and corn farmers to U....

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Things you need to know about wild pigs

published: November 7th 2019 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

  Whether you refer to them as feral hogs or wild pigs, Sus scrofa is a species that is negatively impacting nearly every part of Texas.    Not only do wild pigs wreak havoc on pastures, fields and golf courses alike, they contaminate our water sources and destroy native species....

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Texas A&M AgriLife programs serve those who served their country

published: November 6th 2019 by: Paul Schattenberg source: Texas AgriLife Today

  The Texas A&M University System has a long-standing tradition of supporting active duty and veteran military personnel. That support for military service members, particularly military veterans interested in starting an agriculture-related business, continues through Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Serviceprograms designed to assist them in reaching their after-service goals....

Industry News

Series of Last Chance Webinars offered online for pesticide applicators

published: November 5th 2019 source: Texas AgriLife Today

A group of Last Chance Webinars for pesticide applicator continuing education units in Texas is being offered beginning Nov. 1 as a part of the Texas Range Webinar Series hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service unit of the Texas A&M University Department of Ecosystem Science and Management....

Industry News

Secretary Perdue Announces OneUSDA Internship Program for Summer 2020

published: November 4th 2019 source: USDA

(Washington, D.C., November 1, 2019) Today, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the “OneUSDA Internship” opportunity for Summer 2020. As part of the Federal Pathways Program, the OneUSDA Internship Program will provide students a way to explore serving their country through a career in government while gaining work experience in agriculture, natural resources, rural development, and other career fields....

Industry News

TPWD reminds hunters about proper deer carcass disposal

published: November 1st 2019 source: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

  AUSTIN – With general deer hunting season opening this weekend, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is reminding hunters throughout the state to properly dispose of carcasses from harvested deer to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases in deer....

Industry News

U.S. pork belly supplies higher than in decades

published: October 31st 2019 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

  The future of U.S. pork belly supplies isn’t so clear despite reports of an impending bacon shortage in 2020, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. David Anderson, Ph....

Industry News

Hay quality needs to be a known

published: October 30th 2019 by: Ted Wiseman source: The Ohio State University Extension

You may be thinking enough already with the hay quality talk. Many articles have been sent out on this topic starting before some people even baled their first cutting. Last year a lot of the hay was very poor quality and many animals lost significant weight through the winter....

Industry News

Pesticide Management Workshop set Nov. 6 in Fort Stockton

published: October 29th 2019 source: Texas AgriLife Today

  The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a Pesticide Management Workshop on Nov. 6 in Fort Stockton. The event will start at 8 a.m. at the Pecos County Civic Center at 1674 Airport Drive....

Industry News

Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership Program seeking applicants

published: October 28th 2019 source: Texas AgriLife Today

  The Governor Dolph Briscoe Jr. Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership Program, or TALL, is seeking applicants for its new cohort, which will begin in July. TALL is a two-year leadership development program managed by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service....

Herd Health

Vesicular Stomatitis (VSV) in Texas Situational Update

published: October 25th 2019 source: Texas Animal Health Commission

AUSTIN – Vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) was confirmed in horses on a Collin County premises on October 22, 2019....

Feed & Nutrition

Consider by-product feeds in rations this winter

published: October 24th 2019 by: Erika Lyon source: The Ohio State University Extension

The last two years made it challenging for many producers to find good quality, let alone a good quantity of, feed for livestock. Spoilage and high costs for subpar hay and grain can be discouraging....

Industry News

AgriLife Extension in Bexar County to offer Private Applicator Training

published: October 22nd 2019 source: Texas AgriLife Today

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County will present a Private Applicator Training from 8:30 a.m.-noon Nov. 1 at its offices in San Antonio. The training will be held in Suite 208 of the Conroy Square office complex, 3355 Cherry Ridge Drive....

Industry News

Huge beef quality spreads discussed

published: October 21st 2019 by: David P Anderson source: The Ohio State University Extension

Beef production has dipped below a year ago over the last couple of weeks, leading to some higher fed cattle prices and a widening Choice-Select price spread. Over the last four weeks total beef production is more than half a percent below the same period a year ago....

Industry News

48th annual South Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic to be held Oct. 25

published: October 18th 2019 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife Today

  The 48th annual South Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic and Trade Show will be held Oct. 25 at the Washington County Fairgrounds Sales Facility, 1305 E. Blue Bell Road #110 in Brenham....

Industry News

Area ranchers to gather in Luling Oct. 24

published: October 17th 2019 source: Texas AgriLife Today

  FORT WORTH, Texas — The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) will host a ranch gathering Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, at the Luling Foundation in Luling, Texas. The event will provide an opportunity for local cattle producers to learn about TSCRA’s recent activities, discuss issues facing cattle raisers and connect with other cattle producers in the area....


The value of measuring

published: October 16th 2019 by: Dr. Gary Bates source: University of Tennessee Extension

We have a wall in our house, like I’m sure most people do, where we have measured our kid’s height on their birthdays each year.  We put a mark along with their name, the date, and their age....

Industry News

You can take steps to prevent spreak of oak wilt

published: October 15th 2019 source: Texas AgriLife Today

The Texas A&M Forest Service is urging Texans to help prevent the spread of oak wilt by minimizing the transportation of firewood this winter.  Oak wilt is one of the most destructive tree diseases in the U....

Industry News

Farm Bill sessions scheduled for West Texas

published: October 14th 2019 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

  The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has scheduled a series of informative Farm Bill sessions across West Texas over the next three months. “The focus of the meetings will be in updating program yields and choosing between Agricultural Risk Coverage, ARC, and Price Loss Coverage, PLC,” said Bill Thompson, AgriLife Extension economist, San Angelo....

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