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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.

Pastures & Forages

Cattle producers face decisions as drought intensifies

published: November 25th 2020 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

Drought conditions and a drier-than-normal winter has put cattle producers in a common dilemma – try to preserve herd size with supplemental feed or cull to stretch limited forage resources for quality cows and calves, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert....

Marketing

Economist reviews shocks to beef industry with implications for cattle, beef prices ahead

published: November 24th 2020 source: K State Unversity Extension

MANHATTAN, Kan. – The beef cattle industry has already experienced three big “shocks” this year and the effects are ongoing, but have been blunted to some extent, according to a Kansas State University agricultural economist....

Industry News

Nutrien Ag Solutions gifts more than $87,000 to FFA Chapters-Apply now

published: November 22nd 2020 source: Nutrien Ag Solutions

Innovation lies with our future agriculture leaders. As a leader in agriculture and innovation, Nutrien Ag Solutions has an ongoing partnership with the National FFA Organization, resulting in critical grant dollars to support chapters across the country....

Industry News

Texas Thanksgiving dinner prices drop during pandemic

published: November 20th 2020 by: Gary Joiner source: Texas Farm Bureau

(WACO, Texas)—A traditional, Texas-style Thanksgiving dinner for 10 will cost $44.21, down $3.80, according to the special Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) Thanksgiving Meal Report. The survey records the cost of 10 holiday staples—including turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and pecan pie....

Reproduction

Calving and rebreeding tips

published: November 19th 2020 by: Chad Zender, Ph.D. source: Purina Mills

Calving and rebreeding are two sides of a coin; a calf is ultimately the result of a year-round breeding plan for cattle. Simultaneously preparing for beef cattle calving and rebreeding puts you in position to achieve your breeding herd goals: A 365-day calving cycle A tight calving window More and bigger calves How a heifer or cow calves out will impact how quickly she can be rebred....

Industry News

Reward climbs to $6,000 in case of missing goats

published: November 18th 2020 source: Texas Southwestern Cattle Raisers

  Ozona, Texas — Information about the theft of hundreds of goats just got a lot more valuable.   Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Marty Baker said rancher Ed Mayfield has added $5,000 of his own money to the $1,000 reward offered by the association....

Industry News

Retail beef market embraces new cuts

published: November 17th 2020 source: Texas AgriLife Today

Chuck flap, rib-eye filet, tomahawk steak, Denver or Sierra cuts, flat irons and tri tips – the landscape of the local grocery meat case is changing when it comes to beef cuts, according to a Dr....

Industry News

Lettuce losses could cause shortage in U.S.

published: November 16th 2020 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

Lettuce growers in central California experienced unseasonably high temperatures and crop disease that caused severe losses to iceberg and romaine varieties. David Anderson, AgriLife Extension economist, Bryan-College Station, said the shortage is another instance of the nation’s food supply chain being disrupted....

Feed & Nutrition

How to avoid forage shortage

published: November 12th 2020 source: University of Nebraska Extension

When making a plan for a forage shortage, producers should remember these five steps from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Calculate feed needs. Accurately assess the feed needs of all the cattle that are planned to be part of the operation from now into next spring....

Industry News

Helping veterans become successful

published: November 11th 2020 by: Paul Schattenberg source: Texas AgriLife Today

Military veterans are exactly the sort of people who should get involved in agriculture, according to Erin Kimbrough, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Servicemilitary program manager. “When you think about it, vets are ideally suited to be farmers, ranchers and other agriculturists,” Kimbrough said....

Production

Weaning weight adjustment tool helps producers determine cow herd productivity

published: November 10th 2020 source: Iowa State University Extension

AMES, Iowa — As beef cattle producers turn their attention to weaning, the Iowa Beef Center encourages producers to consider using its 205-day weight calculator. This free spreadsheet tool assists beef producers in calculating standardized 205-day weaning weights....

Industry News

Supplemental feeding of livestock webinar set Nov. 17

published: November 9th 2020 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will address supplemental feeding for West Texas cattle producers during a free “On the Line with AgriLife” webinar at 8:30 a.m. Nov....

Industry News

Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo makes announcement about 2021 plans

published: November 6th 2020 source: Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

                        Today, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo announced its commitment to the 2021 Junior Livestock Show, supporting the Rodeo’s mission of promoting agriculture and supporting Texas youth....

Industry News

Battleground to Breaking Ground Program now taking applications

published: November 5th 2020 by: Paul Schattenberg source: Texas AgriLife Today

Applications are being accepted now through Nov. 20 for the Battleground to Breaking Ground Program for military veterans and others offered through the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service....

Industry News

2021 Angora Goat Test dates scheduled for Sonora Station

published: November 4th 2020 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

Texas A&M AgriLife Research has announced the schedule for the 2021 Angora Goat Test. This pasture goat test is designed to aid producers in the selection of goats that can thrive in a range environment and produce high-value fleeces....

Industry News

Texas Farm Credit launches Youth Video Showcase with $20,000 in cash prizes

published: November 3rd 2020 source: Texas Farm Credit

    ROBSTOWN, Texas – Texas Farm Credit recently launched a virtual contest encouraging local youth to submit a video spotlighting their agricultural project for a chance to win a portion of the $20,000 cash prize....

Industry News

Last Chance CEU Webinars online for pesticide applicators

published: November 2nd 2020 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

A group of Last Chance CEU Webinars for pesticide applicators in Texas is being offered Nov. 1-Dec. 31 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 Range, Wildlife and Fisheries Management....

Industry News

Experts say bats save agriculture billions

published: October 30th 2020 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists and agents are frequently asked about bats. And since the week leading up to Halloween is, appropriately enough, Bat Week, experts from Texas A&M AgriLife and Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, TVMDL, have offered explanations as to why bats are more friend than foe....

Marketing

Seasonality in fed cattle transactions and the role of negotiated cash

published: October 30th 2020 by: Elliott Dennis source: University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Alternative Marketing Arrangements (AMA) have once again taken center stage in the cattle market over the last several weeks. It is common knowledge that the use of AMAs varies by geographical region with Southern Plains feedlots using a larger share relative to North-ern Plains feedlots....

Columnists

Just Your Standard Bull...

published: October 30th 2020 by: Michael Sturgess

Let me set the scene for you. The name of the show is Queen of the South. Teresa Mendoza is the notorious drug lord. In season 4, Mendoza moves her operation to the city of New Orleans, where she comes to meet a corrupt New Orleans politician who has his hands into every pot....

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