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Marketing

Know the cull cow grades before you sell

published: October 19th 2018 by: Glenn Selk source: Oklahoma State University Extension

Some culling of beef cows occurs in most herds every year at weaning time. The Beef Audits have generally shown that cull cows, bulls, and cull dairy cows make up about 20% of the beef available for consumption in the United States....

Industry News

USDA Gives Rare Approval to Texas A&M Scientist to Pursue New Discovery To Feed Millions, Boost Cotton Farmers’ Earnings

published: October 18th 2018 source: Texas A&M University System

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday gave its blessing to Texas A&M AgriLife Research to move toward commercialization of a new strain of cotton that has the potential to help feed half a billion hungry people across the globe while also doubling the income of cotton farmers....

Industry News

Cattle handling, tick update part of 47th South Central Texas cow-calf clinic Oct. 26

published: October 17th 2018 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife Today

  BRENHAM – The  47th annual South Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic and Trade Show is set for Oct. 26 at the Washington County Fairgrounds Sales Facility in Brenham.  Registration is $20 and begins at 7:30 a....

Pastures & Forages

CRP risk management decision aid available through AgriLife Extension

published: October 15th 2018 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

  AMARILLO – As Conservation Reserve Program, or CRP, contracts expire, landowners must decide if they should re-enroll acreage, convert it back to farmland or leave it in permanent cover for wildlife and/or grazing, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist said....

Industry News

August Beef Exports soar to new heights; Pork Export Value still under pressure

published: October 12th 2018 source: USMEF

U.S. beef exports set new records in August with export value topping $750 million for the first time, according to data released by USDA and compiled by USMEF. August pork exports were fairly steady with last year’s volume, but retaliatory duties in key markets continued to pressure pork export value....

Industry News

USMCA Produces Certainty, Modest Agriculture Gains, Renewed Focus on China

published: October 11th 2018 source: CoBank

  DENVER (October 5, 2018) – The overhauled North American Free Trade Agreement, now named the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, which is expected to be ratified next year, will accomplish some important objectives for U....

Marketing

Use Your Eyes and Records to Decide Which Cows to Cull

published: October 10th 2018 by: Michelle Arnold, DVM (Ruminant Extension source: Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

  October32018   Bad hooves or claws are an example of structural problems that adversely affect performance. Which cows in your herd are consistently making you money? Every year, the cow-calf producer needs to critically evaluate each animal in the herd and decide if she is paying her upkeep....

Industry News

Dairy conference set for Oct. 31 in Sulphur Springs

published: October 9th 2018 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

SULPHUR SPRINGS – The Northeast Texas Fall Dairy Conference, set for Oct. 31, will provide a variety of topics related to the dairy industry presented by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts....

Pastures & Forages

Ranchers Leasing Workshop set for Nov. 8 in Waco

published: October 8th 2018 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife Today

WACO – A half-day Ranchers Leasing Workshop set for Nov. 8 in Waco will cover all aspects of leasing including grazing, hunting and livestock. The free workshop will be held from 9 a....

Breed News

American Shorthorn Association introduces genetic testing incentive

published: October 5th 2018 source: American Shorthorn Association

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – In an effort to encourage breeders to genomically test more Shorthorn females, ASA is introducing the Genomically Enhanced Heifer Program. ASA will be offering incentive to breeders who take advantage of the uLD (25k) or 50k genomic test on their heifer crops....

Feed & Nutrition

The Real Cost of Limiting Nutrients

published: October 4th 2018 by: Dr. Les Anderson source: Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

  October32018Fall is rapidly approaching and all cow-calf producers need to access the body condition score (BCS) of their herd. Spring-calving cows are nearing weaning time and the fall is the most economical time to put weight back on....

Industry News

Texas A&M AgriLife to lead consortium in establishing Center for Cross-Border Threat Screening and Supply Chain Defense

published: October 3rd 2018 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife Today

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife will lead a consortium of U.S. academic institutions and other partners in establishing a new Department of Homeland Security Center for Excellence for Cross-Border Threat Screening and Supply Chain Defense....

Industry News

NCBA says new agreement is good news for cattlemen

published: October 2nd 2018 source: National Cattlemens Beef Association

WASHINGTON (Oct. 1, 2018) - Kevin Kester, a fifth-generation California rancher and President of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, today released the following statement in response to news that negotiators have reached agreement on a new U....

Industry News

Range animal nutrition monitoring subject of Oct. 4 webinar

published: October 1st 2018 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

  COLLEGE STATION – Nutritional Monitoring of Range Animals will be the title of a Oct. 4 natural resources webinar conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service ecosystem science and management unit....

Industry News

Women’s land stewardship conference offered Oct. 1-2 in Fredericksburg

published: September 28th 2018 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

  FREDERICKSBURG – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer a two-day land stewardship conference, “Empowering Women – New Stewardship Traditions,” Oct....

Industry News

AgriLife Extension, USDA expand veteran loan assistance for starting agribusinesses

published: September 27th 2018 by: Gabe Saldana source: Texas AgriLife Today

DALLAS — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue have announced expansion of loan opportunities through an ongoing initiative to help military veterans start their own agricultural businesses....

Herd Health

Spray operations can continue but producers have option to hand-spray; TDA issues rule and seeks input

published: September 26th 2018 source: Texas Department of Agriculture

  (AUSTIN)  Returning from a recent meeting in Washington, D.C. with USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue and Under Secretary Greg Ibach, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller today announced that progress is being made on his efforts to protect Texas cattle from any adverse effects from pesticide spray boxes used to combat the deadly Cattle Fever Tick....

Industry News

New Mexico State’s Clayton Livestock Research Center celebrates 40 years

published: September 25th 2018 by: Jane Moorman source: New Mexico State University

CLAYTON – Forty years ago on Oct. 10, 1978, New Mexico State University’s Clayton Livestock Research Center began operations. Since then, as one of the few university feedlot research facilities in the nation, pertinent science-based research has been conducted to improve the health and performance of newly received beef cattle, including nutrition, and management to slaughter....

Industry News

Farm and Ranch program in San Angelo Oct. 19-20

published: September 24th 2018 by: Paul Schattenberg source: Texas AgriLife Today

SAN ANGELO – The Texas AgrAbility Program and Battleground to Breaking Ground Project of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host a farm tour and agricultural business workshop Oct....

Production

Winning weaning time

published: September 21st 2018 by: Taylor Grussing/Warren Rusche source: Igrow

Weaning time is here which can be a stressfull event for calves, cows and families alike. While preconditioning prepares the immune system to better handle the stress of weaning, there are some other areas of the ranch that can be modified to aid calf adjustment to life without mom....

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