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Industry News

Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Foundation Launch Fire Relief Fund

published: April 19th 2018 source: Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Foundation

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – A relief fund has been established by the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Foundation (OCF) to help Cattlemen who have been affected by on-going wildfires in Western Oklahoma....

Industry News

Texas Beef Council debuts new logo

published: April 18th 2018 source: Texas Beef Council

      AUSTIN, TX – The Texas Beef Council (TBC) is proud to unveil a new logo designed to impact and connect with both consumer and beef producer audiences....

Industry News

Brush Country Beef 706 program announced

published: April 17th 2018 source: Texas Beef Council

Brush Country Beef 706 scheduled   The Texas Beef Council (TBC) and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension are teaming up to present the Brush Country Beef 706 program. This three-part series of hands-on sessions focusing on beef quality management and marketing opportunities is available for all beef cattle producers....

Industry News

Hill Country event to address land stewardship April 26-27 in Kerrville

published: April 16th 2018 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

KERRVILLE – Landowners may understand stocking rates and managing grass, but what about the latest on fence laws, wildlife tax valuations and hunting leases? The fifth annual Hill Country Land Stewardship Conference hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service April 26-27 in Kerrville offers a chance for landowners in the region to learn more about these and more topics, said Dr....

Industry News

East Texas Wild Pig Seminar April 20 in Overton

published: April 13th 2018 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

OVERTON – The East Texas Wild Pig Seminar on April 20 in Overton will offer expert information and recommendations to residents interested in addressing wild pigs on their property.  The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service educational event will be 8:30 a....

Industry News

Don’t let trace mineral deficiencies sneak up on your herd

published: April 12th 2018 source: Purina

    Shoreview, Minn. Your cattle have been slightly off for the past several months, but you can’t figure out why. You have not changed your herd management, but cattle are not achieving the performance you expect....

Industry News

Path to the Plate event slated for April 14 in Robstown

published: April 10th 2018 by: Paul Schattenberg source: Texas AgriLife Today

ROBSTOWN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Nueces County will present a Dinner Tonight Path to the Plate event April 14 at the Rockin’ K Maze, 5385 County Road 52 in Robstown....

New Products

Check out your cattle’s daily performance

published: April 9th 2018 by: Kayla Jentz source: Purina

  Shoreview, Minn. [March 23, 2018] – The Purina Animal Nutrition and Performance Livestock Analytics (PLA) relationship has evolved to deliver more precise insights for Purina customers using Performance Beef software....

Industry News

Registration open to for 50th Annual BIF Annual Meeting

published: April 6th 2018 source: Beef Improvement Federation

Registration is now open for the 2018 Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Annual Meeting and Research Symposium. This year’s event themed 50th Anniversary in the Rockies, will be June 20 to June 23 at the Embassy Suites Convention Center Hotel in Loveland, Colorado....

Industry News

America’s Cattlemen and Women are "Unfortunate Causalities" in Any Trade War

published: April 5th 2018 source: National Cattlemens Beef Association

WASHINGTON (April 4, 2018) - Kent Bacus, Director of International Trade and Market Access for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, today issued the following statement regarding the announcement that China has included American-produced beef on a list of proposed retaliatory tariffs: “It is unsettling to see American-produced beef listed as a target for retaliation....

Production

Ag Symposium April 17 in San Antonio will provide cost-saving tips

published: April 4th 2018 by: Paul Schattenberg source: Texas AgriLife Today

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County will present the 2018 Ag Symposium “Putting $ Back in Your Pocket” from 8 a.m.-noon April 17 in San Antonio....

Industry News

USMEF Statement on China’s Additional Duties on U.S. Pork

published: April 3rd 2018 source: USMEF

  Statement from U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) President and CEO Dan Halstrom: We regret the Chinese government’s decision to impose an additional 25 percent duty on imports of U....

Herd Health

Better test than guess on minerals for cow herd

published: April 2nd 2018 by: Jill Seiler source: Certified Angus Beef

Beef cows, especially the “easy keepers,” seem to make a living on a wide mix of forages across the country and for most of the year. Trouble in the form of mineral and vitamin deficiencies could lurk below that outward appearance, costing hundreds of dollars in production losses....

Industry News

Taste feeds growing demand for beef, says MU economist

published: March 30th 2018 source: University of Missouri Extension

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Livestock owners increasing their herds must grow demand for meat. Current herd size expands meat supplies and domestic meat consumption to record levels. With more supply, expect lower prices, University of Missouri economist Scott Brown told the Womack Agricultural Outlook Conference in Columbia....

Industry News

East Texas Wild Pig Seminar April 20 in Overton

published: March 29th 2018 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

OVERTON – The East Texas Wild Pig Seminar on April 20 in Overton will offer expert information and recommendations to residents interested in addressing wild pigs on their property.  This large rooted area in an East Texas Bermuda grass pasture is one type of damage done by wild pigs....

Industry News

Ranchers raise concerns on high-speed rail project

published: March 28th 2018 source: Texas Southwestern Cattle Raisers

FORT WORTH, Texas — On behalf of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA), president Richard Thorpe  submitted formal comments to Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) officials raising a number of concerns and questions regarding a proposed Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail project earlier this month....

Herd Health

Preventing grass tetany

published: March 27th 2018 by: Sheila Grobosky source: BioZyme

As spring begins, it won’t be long before cattle producers are thinking about turning pairs out to pasture. Although that lush green grass seems appealing, there are hidden concerns that producers need to remember when turning out their cows....

Pastures & Forages

Analzying forage production

published: March 26th 2018 by: Dr. Gary Bates source: University of Tennessee Extension

Spring is here, and pastures across our state will begin to grow quickly over the next few weeks.  A lot of producers have gone to meetings, read articles, and looked online for practices to make their pastures more productive and require less effort....

Production

Beef influence on dairy cattle could improve marketing options, bottom line

published: March 23rd 2018 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

  AMARILLO – Dairy owners might be able to add more to their bottom line if they introduce a beef bull into their breeding program for some of the producing cows in their herd, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist said....

Industry News

NCBA Encouraged by "Positive Developments" in Omnibus Spending Bill

published: March 22nd 2018 source: National Cattlemens Beef Association

WASHINGTON (March 21, 2018) - Today Colin Woodall, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA), released the following statement: “The omnibus spending bill includes a number of positive developments for cattlemen and women, including language that would prevent 200,000 farms and ranches from being regulated like toxic waste sites, delay the implementation of electronic logging devices for livestock haulers for another six months, and provide a critical fix for wildfire funding that also provides expedited authority to implement much-needed vegetation management on federal lands....

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