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Pregnant Mares: What owners need to know as foaling time approaches

published: March 4th 2021 by: G. Reed Holyoak, DVM, Ph.D., Dipl source: Oklahoma State University Ag Communications Service

During a mare’s pregnancy, moderate exercise  such as vigorous walking or riding will help control her weight and maintain muscle tone and strength needed for the last two months of pregnancy....

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Signs of market improvement for cattle producers

published: March 3rd 2021 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

Texas cattle producers should expect far better market conditions in 2021 despite recent disruptions and losses, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. David Anderson, Ph....

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Masters of Beef Advocacy program updated

published: March 2nd 2021 source: NCBA

  The Masters of Beef Advocacy (MBA) program managed by National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff, launched updated advocacy training modules – MBA NextGen....

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Texas A&M AgriLife drought management webinar set March 4

published: March 1st 2021 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will hold a drought management webinar on March 4 from noon-1 p.m. for Texas livestock and forage producers. The cost of the webinar, “Developing a Drought Management Plan for the Ranch,” is $35 and preregistration is required....

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FSA disaster relief available for livestock deaths in winter storm

published: February 26th 2021 by: Don Stotts source: Oklahoma State University Ag Communications Service

Producers who suffered livestock deaths during the recent winter storm may be eligible for federal disaster assistance. The Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP), available through the U.S. Agriculture Department’s Farm Service Agency, compensates commercial livestock owners for losses in excess of normal mortality caused by adverse weather....

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Virtual academy prepares horse industry jduges

published: February 25th 2021 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

A unique opportunity for future horse judges to learn from anywhere will begin March 8 with the Virtual Horse Judging Academy being offered by Texas A&M AgriLife. Utilizing a virtual reality headset to present a lifelike experience, participants will step into the virtual horse judging ring during this immersive 12-week experience, said Jennifer Zoller, Ph....

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Future uncertain for Texas citrus, other fruit/vegetable production

published: February 24th 2021 by: Paul Schattenberg source: Texas AgriLife Today

Early estimates from three top South Texas citrus-producing counties indicate the state will suffer significant citrus crop losses due to the recent ice storm and freezing weather.Initial estimates from Texas Citrus Mutual based on crop loss information provided by Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy counties have put total citrus industry losses at no less than $300 million....

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San Antonio All Breed Bull and Commercial Female Sale Online event only on Feb. 24th

published: February 23rd 2021 source: Southern Livestock Standard

The 30th Annual San Antonio All Breed Bull and Commercial Female Sale has been postponed until Wednesday, Feb. 24th and will be conducted as an online video only sale, starting at 10 a.m. on DVAuction....

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Beef industry to largely weather the effects of mid-February snowstorms

published: February 22nd 2021 by: Don Stotts source: Oklahoma State University Ag Communications Service

At this time, consumers are not likely to experience any sudden spike in beef prices brought on by mid-February snowstorms. The beef industry itself will be weathering the consequences, said Oklahoma State University experts....

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Arctic conditions deliver frigid blow to Texas agriculture

published: February 19th 2021 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

Arctic weather conditions that blanketed the state with snow, ice and frigid temperatures is damaging Texas agriculture crops in a historic way, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts....

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San Antonio All Breed Bull and Commercial Female Sale moves to Feb. 24th

published: February 19th 2021

The 30th Annual San Antonio All Breed Bull and Commercial Female Sale has been postponed until Wednesday, Feb. 24th and will be conducted as an online video only sale, starting at 10 a.m. on DVauction....


The Texas Side Of Things

published: February 19th 2021 by: Jim Banner

As most of us know, there is nothing more unpredictable than the weather. And the only thing more unpredictable than the weather in general is the weather here in Texas! Last week, I was out finishing up some video work near Pearsall and it was 82 degrees....


Texas Trails

published: February 19th 2021 by: Clay Coppedge

The Dog Made in Texas     The Lacy brothers, Frank, George, Erwin and Harry, moved from Ken-tucky to the Texas Hill Country near Marble Falls in 1858. We don’t know what kind of dog they brought with them but it was probably a mountain cur, a prevalent breed in the family’s home region....


D.C. News...

published: February 19th 2021 source: USDA

Farm sector profits forecast to decrease in 2021 Net farm income, a broad measure of profits, is forecast to decrease $9.8 billion (8.1 percent) to $111.4 billion in 2021 (based on the February 2021 report)....

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Industry Feedyard Audit tool now available

published: February 19th 2021

Denver-The National Cattlemen’s Beef Associa-tion (NCBA) announces the release of a comprehensive industry feedyard audit tool. The Cattle Industry Feedyard Audit will serve as a standardized audit tool based on the sound science and common sense established in the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program....


Weighing The Market

published: February 19th 2021 by: Wes Ishmael

Feed costs challenge improving fundamentals Cattle prices continue to languish, a year into the pandemic, but supply fundamentals suggest im-provement as this year wears on and significant improvement for the next couple of years....

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CAB launches #RestaurantChallenge

published: February 19th 2021 by: Nicole Erceg

Win gift cards, help your favorite spots survive As the 2012 drought was to the cattleman, this pandemic has been to the restaurateur.     The foodservice sector is one of the main demand drivers for U....

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Houston cancels rodeo

published: February 19th 2021

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR) announced the cancellation of the RODEOHOUSTON® competitions, concerts and entertainment, carnival, and other attractions and activities, which were recently rescheduled for May 4 – 23, 2021, due to the ongoing health situation on Feb....

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How Valuabull?

published: February 19th 2021 by: Aaron Berger source: Nebraska Extension

The spring bull sale season is underway.  Catalogs are being studied, EPDs and individual animal performance numbers are being compared, and choices are being made as to which bulls will be the next herd sires....

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Livestock owners encouraged to be aware of potentially toxic plants

published: February 19th 2021 by: Mallory Pfeifer source: Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory

Spring is getting closer and summer is not far behind. As the seasons change, it’s important to be aware of the different plants growing in your surroundings and their potential toxic effects on cattle and horses....

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