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USDA extends application deadline for revenue loss programs to July 14

published: June 6th 2023 source: USDA

WASHINGTON, May 26, 2023 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending the deadline for the Emergency Relief Program (ERP) Phase Two and Pandemic Assistance Revenue Program (PARP) to July 14, 2023, to give producers more time to apply for assistance....

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Antibiotic stewardship-what to do now to prepare for changes ahead

published: June 5th 2023 by: Dr. Michele Arnold source: University of Kentucky

On June 11th, 2021, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized a Guidance for Industry (GFI) #263, which outlines the process for animal drug manufacturers to change all remaining antibiotic formulations used in animal health care from over the counter (OTC) to prescription status....

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Stocker cattle, beef quality assurance certification program is June 21 in West

published: June 2nd 2023 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

The 13th annual Central Texas Stocker Cattle Program, presented by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in McLennan County along with multiple county AgriLife Extension committees, will be held June 21....

Feed & Nutrition

Abandoned fields and low yields underscore Kansas Wheat Tour 2023

published: May 31st 2023 source: Kansas Wheat

The 2023 Wheat Quality Council’s Hard Winter Wheat Tour across Kansas wrapped up on May 18. During the three days of wheat scouting, tour participants traveled six routes from Manhattan to Colby to Wichita and back to Manhattan....

Industry News

When barge traffic slows, soybean basis suffers

published: May 30th 2023 by: Ryan McGeeney source: University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture

LITTLE ROCK — River high, river low — for growers looking to sell grain at cash market prices, halted barge traffic on the Mississippi River is bad news, whatever the cause. Whether the river is in an active flood stage or suffering a regional drought, as occurred in late 2022, the difference between the cash price and the futures price for a given crop tends to suffer....

Weather Forecast

Weather Wise-May 26, 2023

published: May 26th 2023 by: Brian Bledsoe source: Southern Livestock Standard


Regardless of the market, don’t stop doing the little things

published: May 26th 2023 by: Dr. Kenny Burdine source: Southern Livestock Standard

It’s mid-May and a lot of fall born calves have moved through markets at price levels that have not been seen for quite some time. Others have been placed into growing programs with the anticipation of strong feeder cattle price levels this fall....

Industry News

Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course registration is open

published: May 26th 2023 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Southern Livestock Standard

The 69th annual Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course, the largest event of its kind in the nation, dates are set for Aug. 7-9 and registration is open. More than 1,900 cattle producers are expected to come to the Texas A&M University campus....


Just Your Standard Bull-May 26, 2023

published: May 26th 2023 by: Michael Sturgess source: Southern Livestock Standard

    As we wind down a super Spring sale season, we are reminded that it takes a great deal of people and effort, all pulling in the same direction, to achieve the outcome we desire.             Conducting a successful sale is no easy task, and it is best accomplished with the assistance of many qualified professionals....


Higher beef prices provide challenges for restaurants

published: May 26th 2023 by: Dr. David P. Anderson source: Southern Livestock Standard

Higher cattle prices are welcome (and overdue) news to ranchers as they are necessary to return to profitability following higher production costs.  Higher wholesale beef prices are more difficult news to restaurants as they work to put together options that are competitively priced for their customers....


National feeder and stocker receipts higher to start 2023

published: May 26th 2023 by: Dr. Josh Maples source: Southern Livestock Standard

The number of feeder and stocker cattle sold during the first four months of 2023 was about four percent higher than during the same period in 2022 according to data from the USDA-AMS National Feeder and Stocker Cattle Summary....


No Bull-the value of castration for calves

published: May 26th 2023 by: Kelly Currie Raper source: Southern Livestock Standard

A look at previous numbers collected by OSU Extension specialists indicate that, in 2013, 10.3% of the lots coming through the livestock auction at selected weaned and feeder calf sales were lots containing bulls....

Industry News

Fertilizer Recommendation Support Tool development gets boost in USDA funding

published: May 26th 2023 by: John Lovett source: Southern Livestock Standard

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Efficient and profitable farming depends on accurate soil testing, but fertilizer recommendations for the same batch of soil differ across the nation. A coordinated effort from researchers across the United States seeks to solve that problem....


Texas Trails-May 26, 2023

published: May 26th 2023 by: Clay Coppedge source: Southern Livestock Standard

What Stanley Walker saw Legendary journalist and editor Stanley Walker is best known for his time in New York City but his roots and values were firmly set on the Lampasas County ranch where he grew up and where he returned when the urban life he chronicled so well became too much for him....


ICA News-May 26, 2023

published: May 26th 2023 by: ICA source: Southern Livestock Standard

  From the Exectuive Vice President     I hope everyone has enjoyed the recent rains many have been blessed with these past couple of weeks and let’s pray it continues.    ICA has been busy working the legislative session in Austin, monitoring farm bill discussions in Washington and preparing for our upcoming 49th Annual Convention and Tradeshow being held July 7th- 9th in San Marcos....

Industry News

Egg prices plummet

published: May 24th 2023 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

Egg prices appear to be taking a supply and demand market-driven tumble, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert Producers continue to rebuild the table egg-laying flock that was hit hard by the avian flu outbreak beginning in February 2022....

Industry News

Bee-vival? Is Texas’ bee population rebounding?

published: May 23rd 2023 by: Paul Schattenberg source: Texas AgriLife Today

While Texas bee populations have declined due to drought and other harsh weather conditions over recent years, they seem to be in good shape for a late spring and early summer recovery, said Texas A&M AgriLife entomologists....

Industry News

Algal blooms and management topic of June 1 webinar

published: May 22nd 2023 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present the webinar “Algal Blooms and Management” on June 1 from noon to 1 p.m.  The webinar will discuss all things algae and cyanobacteria....

Industry News

STX Beef buys Missouri Prime Beef Packers

published: May 18th 2023 source: STX Beef

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — STX Beef Company, LLC (STX) announced on May 17th the purchase of Missouri Prime Beef Packers. STX and will take over operatorship immediately. Missouri Prime Beef Packers is located approximately 20 miles north of Springfield in Pleasant Hope, Missouri....

Industry News

Lone Star Ag Credit and Ag New Mexico Farm Credit announce unanimous passed resolution to merge

published: May 17th 2023 by: Julie Porter source: Lone Star Ag Credit

Fort Worth, Tex. (May 16, 2023) Lone Star Ag Credit and Ag New Mexico are pleased to announce both Boards unanimously passed a Resolution on May 11, 2023, approving the terms and conditions of a proposed merger of the two Associations....

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