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Options for marketing this year’s calves

published: September 21st 2017 by: Myriah Johnson, Ph.D.Agricultural Econom source: Noble Research Institute

  Since October 2016, we've seen a 25 percent increase in feeder cattle prices. Before that, it was a 45 percent decline in feeder cattle prices since the high in June 2015. It has been a wild ride to say the least....

Industry News

CenTex Beef Symposium set for Sept.29th

published: September 20th 2017 source: Texas A&M Extension-McLennan County

     The Annual CenTex Beef Cattle Symposium will be held at Swinging B Ranch, Axtell, Texas on Friday, Sept. 29th. The ranch is located off Kirkland Hill Road, 20 minutes northeast of Waco....


Preconditioning and weaning preparation

published: September 19th 2017 by: Rob Eirich source: Nebraska Beef Quality Assurance

Cow-calf producers are nearing weaning time of their 2017 calf crop, with current market and industry trends, producers should be considering and preparing for preconditioning or weaning programs. It is important to consider the best programs for the health of calves during these stressful periods and into the feeding phases....

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Farm Safety Week recognized Sept. 17-23

published: September 18th 2017 by: Rodney Pierce source: Noble Research Institute

From the time I was 6 or 8, I was helping my dad out on our family's farm. We raised cattle and grew peanuts and wheat. My earliest jobs were helping my dad feed small square bales, hoeing peanuts and many other basic tasks related to operating a farm....

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Farmers and ranchers affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma granted extra time, procedures, to document and claim disaster losses

published: September 15th 2017 source: USDA

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2017 – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced special procedures to assist producers who lost crops or livestock or had other damage to their farms or ranches as a result of hurricanes Harvey and Irma....

Herd Health

Improper mosquito control on livestock can do more harm than good, expert warns

published: September 14th 2017 by: Steve Byrns source: Texas AgriLife Today

  STEPHENVILLE — In an effort to save their livestock from the torment caused by the plague of mosquitoes in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, some producers are making the mistake of misusing chemicals to control the pests, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert....


Cull cows; a disappointing failure or marketing opportunity

published: September 13th 2017 by: Justin W. Waggoner source: K State

  Most cattle operators view open cows, with some degree of disappointment. However, you might be surprised at the amount of revenue that can be realized from cull cow sales. I recently summarized the Kansas Farm Management data on KS Cow-calf operations from 2010-2015....

Industry News

Ag prospects looking up

published: September 12th 2017 by: Mirandan Reiman source: Black Ink

It might not feel like a quick ascent, but agriculture will climb out of the slump affecting nearly all sectors in recent years. That ray of hope comes from AgResource Company. President Dan Basse spoke as part of the Feeding Quality Forum in Omaha, Neb....

Industry News

Operation Sky Drop continues to provide hay in flooded areas

published: September 11th 2017 source: Texas Animal Health Commission

Animal emergency response efforts continue to be a team effort in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. With many areas still inaccessible due to high water, support is coming from a variety of sources and locations....

Industry News

Website offers critical mosquito, disease information after Hurricane Harvey

published: September 8th 2017 by: Gabriel Saldana source: Texas AgriLife Today

  DALLAS — Visitors to the Mosquito Safari website at will find comprehensive information on common mosquitoes, the diseases they carry and instructions for controlling the pest, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologists....

Industry News

Focus on Progress at the International Genomics Symposium at the 2017 Angus Convention

published: September 7th 2017 source: American Angus Association

  The 2017 Angus Convention will feature an exciting general welcome session and the International Genomics Symposium, sponsored by Neogen GeneSeek Operations, to lead off this year’s event, including the unveiling of the next generation genomic profile test Angus GS®, powered by Neogen....

Industry News

Prosperity Bank announces Harvey recovery and relief efforts

published: September 6th 2017 source: Prosperity

  HOUSTON, September 1, 2017. Prosperity Bancshares, Inc.® (NYSE: PB), the parent company of Prosperity Bank® (collectively, “Prosperity”), today announced its recovery and relief efforts related to Hurricane Harvey....


Body Condition Score as a Tool for Cow Herd Management

published: September 5th 2017 by: Ryon Walker, Ph.D. source: Noble Research Institute

Technology has provided agriculture with new, creative and efficient ways to accomplish production goals. However, sometimes traditional tools still provide effective ways to manage the cow herd at different stages of production....

Industry News

No major disruptions to ag trade expected at Houston shipping ports

published: September 1st 2017 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife Today

COLLEGE STATION – No significant disruptions of agricultural commodities to Houston’s main shipping ports are anticipated after Hurricane Harvey dropped historic amounts of rainfall, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist....

Industry News

Commissioner calls for donations to STAR Fund, to help ranchers and farmers impacted by Harvey

published: August 31st 2017 source: Texas Department of Agriculture

AUSTIN — As residents along the Texas coast begin cleanup efforts after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller is calling on others to donate to the State of Texas Agriculture Relief Fund (STAR Fund) and lend a helping hand to those ag producers devastated by this historic storm....

Industry News

1.2 million beef cows in 54 Texas counties affected by Hurricane Harvey

published: August 29th 2017 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife Today

  COLLEGE STATION – The 54 Texas counties declared a disaster area due to Hurricane Harvey contain over 1.2 million beef cows, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture inventory report....

Industry News

Tracking road closures due to Harvey

published: August 28th 2017

As of 5:00AM on Monday, August 28th: Tropical Storm Harvey has stalled inland over a majority of southeast Texas, and will move slowly across South Central and Southeast Texas through Wednesday. Substantial rainfall, dangerous flooding, and high winds continue to threaten this part of the state....

Industry News

Cattle Raisers Issue Warning Amid Uptick in Scams Targeting Ranchers

published: August 25th 2017 source: Texas Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

FORT WORTH, Texas — Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Rangers have noticed a troubling increase in a scam that targets ranchers and agriculture producers....

Industry News

Prepare for Harvey’s arrival

published: August 24th 2017 by: Paul Schattenberg source: Texas AgriLife Today

COLLEGE STATION – With the probability of extensive rain and high winds throughout much  of the state from the resurgence of Tropical Depression Harvey, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts are asking Texans to take measures to prepare their houses, farms and ranches for what may come....

Industry News

Mentorship Effort to Support New Farmers and Ranchers

published: August 23rd 2017 source: USDA

Release & Contact In U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue recently  signed a Memorandum of Understanding with officials from SCORE, the nation’s largest volunteer network of expert business mentors, to support new and beginning farmers....

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