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Herd Health

Three Texas Veterinarians Awarded for Working in Veterinary Shortage Areas

published: November 20th 2017 source: Texas Animal Health Commission

  The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded three Texas veterinarians the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP)to help repay a portion of their veterinary school loans in return for serving in areas lacking sufficient veterinary resources....

Industry News

New office aims to strengthen relationships with U.S. livestock and poultry industries

published: November 16th 2017 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife Today

  COLLEGE STATION -The World Organisation for Animal Health, also known as OIE, officially opened the  U.S.-based liaison office in College Station Nov. 6 during a ceremony at the Texas A&M AgriLife Center....

Herd Health

Texas A&M scientists synthesize historical tick models to help curb the pest globall

published: November 15th 2017 by: Steve Byrns source: Texas AgriLife Today

               COLLEGE STATION – The battle against fever ticks rages on, and a group of Texas A&M University and French National Institute for Agricultural Research scientists are doing their best to determine where the fray will head by synthesizing historical models for use in curbing the pest globally....

Industry News

Calf market trends, forage production highlight South Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic

published: November 14th 2017 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife Today

  BRENHAM – Beef cattle producers from throughout the South Central Texas region learned more about producing calves that fit the current market as well as enhancing forage production throughout the year at the 46th South Central Texas Cow-Calf clinic in Brenham....

Industry News

Out-of-State Activists Defeat the Oklahoma Beef Checkoff Referendum

published: November 13th 2017 source: Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association

Oklahoma City, OK,  – Late last week Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry (ODAFF) announced the refundable Oklahoma Beef Checkoff referendum failed with 2,506 no votes and 1,998 yes votes....

Pastures & Forages

Farmers “Keep the Stubble” during No-Till November

published: November 10th 2017 source: NRCS

TEMPLE, Texas, (Nov. 9, 2017) --The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and its partners encourage farmers to “keep the stubble” on their harvested cropland fields and improve soil health during a special month long “No-Till November” campaign....

Industry News

Cargill enters agreement with Performance Livestock Analytics to create proprietary advanced feedlot analytics

published: November 9th 2017 source: Cargill

  (MINNEAPOLIS) November 8, 2017 - Cargill and Performance Livestock Analytics, Inc. (PLA) are partnering to bring new data analytics to cattle production. PLA’s Performance BeefTM is now enhanced with the Cargill MAX® system for beef, creating an advanced and more robust feedlot system, Performance Beef™ MAX®....

Industry News

Pesticide applicator training Nov. 30 in Overton

published: November 8th 2017 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

  OVERTON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer a pesticide applicators training from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 27 in Overton. The program will be held at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1710 N....

Industry News

Cattle Trails Cow-Calf Conference set Dec. 1 in Wichita Falls

published: November 7th 2017 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

WICHITA FALLS – The annual Cattle Trails Cow-Calf Conference – Driving Your Cattle to Profit is set for Dec. 1 at the Region 9 Education Service Center, 301 Texas-11 Loop, Wichita Falls.  This Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Oklahoma Cooperative Extennual conference provides up-to-date information on topics that will influence cattle profits, said Dr....

Breed News

American Angus Association Announces Acquisition of Verified Beef

published: November 6th 2017 by: Katy Holdner source: American Angus Association

  The American Angus Association announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Verified Beef, including its proprietary Reputation Feeder Cattle® program on Nov. 4 at the 2017 Angus Convention in Fort Worth, Texas....

Industry News

The solution for agricultural research funding shortfall may be found through private philanthropy

published: November 3rd 2017 source: Noble Research Institute

Agriculture is critical to society – it provides the raw materials that feed and clothe us all – but we need new sources of funding to build the United States' public agricultural research capacity....


Value of bull to commercial herd exceeds ‘relative’ value

published: November 3rd 2017 by: Paul Schattenberg

CORPUS CHRISTI – The value of bulls in commercial herds goes beyond the “relative” value typically ascribed to them in market pricing, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert....


Just Your Standard Bull

published: November 3rd 2017 by: Michael Sturgess

As a publisher who promotes the production and marketing of seedstock in the cattle industry, I marvel at the new technology that producers use to measure and market their product. As a marketer of seedstock, I’m encouraged at the increased accuracy that can be conveyed to the customer because of these advances....


Texas Tales

published: November 3rd 2017 by: Mike Cox

Galveston, then Texas' largest city, had come to a standstill. "All business was suspended and clerk and proprietor, minion and millionaire, politicians and pealer stood out in the streets staring steadily through their smoked glass," a reporter for the Galveston News wrote in describing one of the island city's biggest events to that point in its history not involving weather or war....


D.C. News...

published: November 3rd 2017

GIPSA rule withdrawal considered a victory for cattle producers and consumers WASHINGTON–Colin Woodall, the National Cat-tlemen’s Beef Associa-tion's Senior Vice Presi-dent, Government Affairs, released the following statement in response to USDA’s Oct....


Global trade, forage and weed management strategies highlight Cow Country Congress

published: November 3rd 2017 by: Blair Fannin

CROCKETT – Global trade impacts on the beef industry as well as herbicide and forage management strategies were discussed recently at Cow Country Congress at Santa Rosa Ranch near Crockett. The event drew nearly 250 beef cattle producers from East Texas counties who also participated in a bull selection demonstration....


Executive Director’s Report...

published: November 3rd 2017 by: Bill Hyman source: ICA of Texas

The South Central Texas Independent Cattle-men’s Association (SCTICA) All Breed Bull and Heifer Sale was held two weeks ago in Gonzales. Over 450 females and 80 bulls crossed the auction ring. There were ICA consignors from all over the state....

Industry News

The National Beef Quality Audit

published: November 3rd 2017 by: Joe C. Paschal source: ICA of Texas

Every five years or so, an audit of most of the major beef processors in the U.S. is conducted, sampling 10% of a fed or non-fed beef plant’s kill and funded by the Beef Check Off. The audits are used as an indicator of the direction of U....

Industry News

Legislative Report

published: November 3rd 2017 by: Bob Turner source: ICA of Texas

State economics might be viewed through varying “optics”. First, note that Texas State Comptroller Glenn Hegar recently released a revised economic forecast showing more expected revenue than his original one....


Chapter Happenings Around The Lone Star State

published: November 3rd 2017 source: ICA of Texas

Colorado Valley ICA By Les Mallory and Ron Denham From sausage to brisket, CVICA prepares  and serves Fayette County Fair Jr. Commercial Heifer Show and Sale was postponed this year to September due to the recent floods from Hurricane Harvey....

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