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Cattle Raisers applaud Texas Supreme Court decision reaffirming water ownership rights

published: May 24th 2022 source: Texas Southwestern Cattle Raisers

AUSTIN, Texas —The Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association  (TSCRA)on May 20th applauded the Texas Supreme Court’s decision in the case of Pape Partners v. DRR Family Properties....

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NCBA blasts overreaching, political special investigator bill

published: May 23rd 2022 source: National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

  WASHINGTON (May 18, 2022) – Today, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) condemned the unfunded and duplicative Meat and Poultry Special Investigator Act of 2022, which was marked up this morning by the House Agriculture Committee....

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Challenges, opportunities of land stewardship webinar set June 2

published: May 20th 2022 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present the webinar Challenges and Opportunities in Stewarding Texas Working Lands on June 2 as part of its ongoing Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management, RWFM, Stewardship Series....


Merck Animal Health gives $500,000 to support facility, tech innovation

published: May 18th 2022 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

The Texas A&M Department of Animal Science’s new $9.9-million Reproduction and Biotechnology Center has received a $500,000 donation from Merck Animal Health, known as MSD Animal Health, a division of Merck & Co....

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Texas Tech Researchers Looking for Sustainable Solutions to Water Shortages

published: May 17th 2022 source: Texas Tech University

…………………   Texas Tech University researchers are working to help farmers in semi-arid regions deal with a dwindling water supply.      Three professors in the Davis College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources recently received a $294,000 grant from the U....

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Avian influenza found in 34 states; two biosecurity webinars scheduled for Arkansas

published: May 13th 2022 by: Mary Hightower source: University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Thirty-four states have had confirmed cases of the deadly H5N1 avian influenza, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The most recent were in backyard cases in Oregon and Washington state....


Market comments

published: May 12th 2022 by: Andrew Griffith source: University of Tennessee

FED CATTLE: Fed cattle traded mostly steady compared to last week on a live basis. Prices on a live basis primarily ranged from $141 to $144 while dressed prices were mainly $230 to $234. The 5-area weighted average prices thru Thursday were $143....

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Texas wildfire preliminary agriculture losses total $23.1 million

published: May 11th 2022 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife Today

Texas wildfires that ravaged the Eastland Complex, parts of the Panhandle and Coryell County regions encompassing 433,000 acres have resulted in $23.1 million in preliminary agricultural loss estimates, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economists....

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O.D. Butler Field Day in Franklin set for May 20

published: May 10th 2022 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

The annual O.D. Butler Field Day is scheduled for May 20. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service event will be held at the Camp Cooley Division of Circle X Ranch, 4297 Camp Cooley Ranch Road, Franklin....

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Tornado hits Texas A&M AgriLife facilities at Vernon

published: May 9th 2022 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

Following a May 4 tornado, the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Vernon and Texas A&M AgriLife Foundation Seed are finding comfort in community support from Vernon to Wichita Falls and from the entire Texas A&M AgriLife statewide network....

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TCFA graduates feedyard technicians

published: May 6th 2022 source: Texas Cattle Feeders Association

Throughout the month of April, 148 students representing 35 schools from the Texas Panhandle completed Texas Cattle Feeders Association’s (TCFA) Spring 2022 Feedyard Technician Program....


Improvements and cautions

published: May 5th 2022 by: Stephen R. Koontz source: Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Colorado State University

The cattle markets bring a mix optimistic and caution news. Fed cattle prices are at levels not seen since mid-2015. The substantial heifer composition of FI fed slaughter and the reasonably aggressive beef cow slaughter and liquidation clearly communicates the tightening future beef supplies....

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Texas strawberry season average amid up and down weather

published: May 4th 2022 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

Texas strawberry producers have experienced an average season so far despite freezes, drought and temperature variability impacting yields, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert....

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Arkansas food scientist lands USDA-NIFA grant to investigate low-moisture food processing safety

published: May 2nd 2022 by: John Lovett source: University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Helping keep dry foods safe for consumption is the goal of an Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station researcher who was recently awarded a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture....


Cattle reproduction workshop in Campbellton set May 9

published: April 28th 2022 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host the annual Multi-County Reproduction Management Workshopon May 9 at the Tom Brothers Ranch, 770 County Road 412 in Campbellton.   The event is put on by the AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agents of Atascosa, Wilson, Bexar, Frio, Live Oak, McMullen and Medina counties....

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Texas crawfish acres expand, weights low due to cool weather

published: April 27th 2022 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

Texas crawfish emerged from the pandemic in good condition, but cooler winter weather kept poundage yields down during this season’s peak, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert....


Global demand for U.S. beef continues to soar

published: April 26th 2022 source: USMEF

    U.S. beef exports posted another strong performance in February, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), led by excellent value growth in key Asian and Latin American markets....

Pastures & Forages

Winter wheat, oat program set May 5 in Thrall

published: April 25th 2022 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

The Winter Cereals Field Day will take place May 5 at the Stiles Farm Foundation Headquarters, 5700 Farm-to-Market Road 1063, Thrall. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service event will run from 9 a....

Industry News

Study identifies cattle forages for wooded settings to establish productive ‘silvopastures’

published: April 22nd 2022 by: John Lovett source: University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — A new study has identified two types of grass that grow well in wooded settings as forage for small beef producers in Arkansas looking to integrate forestry on grazing land, a practice known as “silvopasture....

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Northwest Louisiana beef, forage field day to be held April 28

published: April 20th 2022 by: V. Todd Miller source: Louisiana State University Extension

(04/19/22) BOSSIER CITY, La. — The LSU AgCenter will hold its annual Northwest Region Beef and Forage Field Day April 28 at the Red River Research Station in Bossier City. The field day will cover multiple topics, including: — Cattle market update and outlook....

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