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Herd Health

Fight face flies that carry pinkeye bacteria

published: July 20th 2017 by: Robert Waggener source:

  The economic injury level of face flies, a common pest of pastured cattle, is only 10 insects per animal. However, when face flies (Musca autumnalis) are carrying the bacterium that causes pinkeye, as is the case this season in several areas across the country, the economic threshold may be as low as one fly per animal....

Industry News

Atypical’ form of mad cow disease confirmed in Alabama cow

published: July 19th 2017 source:

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has confirmed an "atypical" case of bovine spongiform encephalopothy (BSE), commonly known as mad cow disease, in an 11-year old beef cow in Alabama but emphasized that the animal never entered the slaughterhouse and "at no time presented a risk to food supply or to human health....

Industry News

Agricultural leases to be covered by AgriLife Extension in four workshops

published: July 19th 2017 by: Kay Ledbetter

  AMARILLO – After such a positive response last year, four new Rancher Leasing Workshops covering grazing, hunting and livestock leases are scheduled across the state by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service....

Industry News

Cattlemen Applaud Administration’s Stated Goals for Renegotiating NAFTA

published: July 18th 2017 source: NCBA

  WASHINGTON (July 17, 2017) -- The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association today said the Trump Administration’s overall goals for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are beneficial to the U....

Industry News

Agricultural leases to be covered by AgriLife Extension in four workshops

published: July 17th 2017 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

  AMARILLO – After such a positive response last year, four new Rancher Leasing Workshops covering grazing, hunting and livestock leases are scheduled across the state by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service....

Industry News

NCBA Applauds Bill That Would Delay New Electronic Logging Devices Mandate

published: July 14th 2017 source: NCBA

WASHINGTON (July 11, 2017) — The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association today applauded inclusion of language in the U.S. House’s Transportation-HUD appropriations bill that will delay for one year a requirement mandating the use of the new Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) for livestock and insect haulers....

Industry News

Livestock and Global Warming information

published: July 13th 2017 source: Facts About Beef

  New research published by Dr. Jude Capper in the Journal of Animal Science shows that beef’s environmental footprint is shrinking. Each pound of beef raised in 2007 (compared to 1977) used: 19 percent less feed; 33 percent less land; 12 percent less water; and 9 percent less fossil fuel energy; The carbon footprint of beef was reduced by more than 16 percent from 1977 to 2007....


Advantages of Early Pregnancy Diagnosis of Yearling Heifers

published: July 12th 2017 by: By Aaron Berger source: Nebraska Extension

The middle of summer is not the time when many cattle producers think about pregnancy testing. However, for producers that have yearling heifers that were bred early this spring, many of those heifers are far enough along to be pregnancy tested....

Industry News

Strong Momentum Continues for Red Meat Exports

published: July 11th 2017 source: USMEF

  U.S. pork and beef exports posted a strong May performance, increasing significantly from the previous month and from year-ago levels, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U....

Industry News

AgriLife Extension’s reach is rooted in East Texas

published: July 10th 2017 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

SMITH COUNTY – The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton will celebrate 50 years serving Texans on July 12. AgriLife Extension has grown to become a statewide, national and international agricultural education agency over the past 100-plus years....


Creep Feeding Considerations

published: July 7th 2017 by: Travis Meteer source: University of Illinois Beef Extension

When considering creep feeding your spring born calves, many factors will play a role in the decision. While it might always seem like a good idea to supplement calves to push them to heavier weaning weights, there are negatives as well....


Early weaning benefits first-calf cows, calves

published: July 6th 2017 by: Robert Wells source: Noble Foundation

The southern Plains summer heat can be hard on pastures, cows and calves, especially first-calf cows. These cows are in a special class as they are still trying to maintain body condition, actively grow, support reproduction by gestating with her second calf, and lactating....

Industry News

U.S. beef arrives in China

published: July 5th 2017 source: USDA

  (Beijing, China, June 30, 2017) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today joined with U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad to slice a Nebraska prime rib in a Beijing ceremony, formally marking the return of U....

Industry News

Multi-state cattle conference set for Aug. 1

published: June 30th 2017 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

LAWTON, Oklahoma – Dual-purpose wheat and cattle grazing go hand in hand in the Rolling Plains of Texas and southwestern Oklahoma, said Dr. Emi Kimura, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist in Vernon....

Pastures & Forages

Grass and hay production simply stated

published: June 29th 2017 by: By Daren Redfearn, Nebraska Extension Fo

Even though winter feeding has the greatest costs associated with keeping livestock, some hay feeding is inevitable even for the most cost-efficient livestock producers. Several hay management options are available that can reduce the associated costs of extended hay feeding during the winter....

Industry News

‘Flame and Fortune,’ AgriLife Extension offers Prescribed Burn School July 13-14 in San Angelo

published: June 28th 2017 by: Steve Byrns source: Texas AgriLife Today

SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Prescribed Burn School July 13-14 in San Angelo.   The July 13 classroom instruction will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m....

Industry News

Perdue to travel to China to mark arrival of U.S. beef

published: June 27th 2017 source: USDA

(Washington, D.C., June 26, 2017) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will travel to China this week, joining with U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad, to formally mark the return of U....

Industry News

Cattle Futures, simply or not so simply explained

published: June 26th 2017 by: Dr. Andrew Griffith source: University of Tennessee Extension

The term "Futures Market" is sometimes daunting because not everyone is familiar with what it represents, how it works, and how it can be used. The purpose of this short article is to address the major questions and to help readers understand the basics of the futures market as it relates to cattle....

Industry News

Bermuda grass program slated for June 27 in Floresville

published: June 23rd 2017 by: Paul Schattenberg source: Texas AgriLife Today

  FLORESVILLE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a Bermuda Grass Stem Maggot and Hay Management Program June 27 in Floresville. The free program, sponsored by the AgriLife Extension offices in Atascosa, Bexar and Guadalupe counties, will be from 5:30-8 p....

Industry News

Brush control, chute-side, fencing demonstrations planned for Beef Cattle Short Course

published: June 22nd 2017 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife Today

  COLLEGE STATION – Live cattle working, fence building, tractor equipment and Brush Busters demonstrations are among several activities planned for the 63rd Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course scheduled Aug....

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