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Production

Disaster assistance information provided

published: September 23rd 2021 source: Alabama Extension

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Natural disasters can devastate farm families’ livelihood, wreaking havoc on farm infrastructure, destroying crops and killing livestock. An economist with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System said the most significant threats come from hurricanes and their aftereffects....

New Products

Datamars Livestock prioritizes safety and flexibility with innovative VS Injector

published: September 22nd 2021 source: DataMars

Accuracy, efficacy, and safety are critical in any operation’s animal health protocol. The Simcro VS Injector is a premium syringe that can help you ensure all three. The fixed dose makes it easy to determine whether the full amount has been given....

Herd Health

Disease testing new additions to a herd

published: September 21st 2021 by: Derinda Blakeney source: Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Adding new herd members represents a significant investment. Typically, producers spend a great deal of time evaluating pedigrees, genomics and phenotypic appearance. However, don’t overlook the health status of the individual animal....

Industry News

Fall brush management workshop set for Sept. 30 in Seguin

published: September 20th 2021 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

The Fall Brush Management workshop will take place Sept. 30 from 9 a.m.-noon in Seguin; on-site registration starts at 8:30 a.m. The event will be at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Guadalupe County at 210 E....

Industry News

Texas A&M AgriLife turns up heat on U.S. hot pepper market

published: September 16th 2021 by: Chelsea McCall source: Texas AgriLife Today

New hot pepper agronomic practices and technologies could help rejuvenate the U.S. market and help reduce production costs for producers. Kevin Crosby, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Research professor with Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Department of Horticultural Sciences, Bryan-College Station, is leading a team to make this happen....

Industry News

Pecan trees showing good crop potential

published: September 15th 2021 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

Texas producers expect above-average yields and quality from their pecan trees this season, and consumers should expect decent prices for the nut this fall, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert....

Industry News

Same time, new city for 2022 Cattle Industry Convention

published: September 14th 2021 source: National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (Aug. 25, 2021) – The 2021 Cattle Industry Convention may have just wrapped up after moving to August, but the 2022 event is returning to its regularly scheduled time slot in February....

Pastures & Forages

Testing of hay and pastures key to offsetting high feed grain prices

published: September 13th 2021 by: Don Stotts source: Oklahoma State University Ag Communications Service

High feed grain prices have been an area of concern for livestock producers this year, leading many to look for more cost-effective alternatives to meet the nutritional needs of their cattle during fall and winter months....

Reproduction

Open heifer options – making lemonade out of lemons

published: September 10th 2021 by: Kevin Laurent source: University of Kentucky Extension

  September82021 There are many events or moments throughout the year that we as beef producers look forward to with great anticipation, excitement and frankly some degree of worry. It could be the daily checks during calving season or finding out your pay weight and price for a load of yearlings you delivered to the sale barn....

Pastures & Forages

Forage basics: from the pasture to your phone

published: September 9th 2021 source: Alabama Extension

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.— From the minds that brought you Beef Basics comes another ground-breaking online learning opportunity. Forage Basics, the newest online course from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, serves as a valuable new tool for livestock and forage producers....

Pastures & Forages

Plan ahead for fall management of pastures

published: September 8th 2021 by: Ryan McGeeney source: University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — With autumn just around the corner, ranchers and pasture managers should consider a few actions that can extend the grazing season, making the best of the available forage base until next spring....

Industry News

Enhancing profit for cattlemen from ranch to rail is topic of Sept. 14 event

published: September 7th 2021 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

A mini-ag conference, How to Enhance Profit from Ranch to Rail, will be conducted Sept. 14 by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Hemphill County on the West Texas A&M University campus in Canyon....

Marketing

Value Captured from Improved Production Practices: What does the sale data say?

published: September 3rd 2021 by: Sandy Johnson source: K State Unversity Extension

Weaning time is still a way off for many producers but it is never too early to think about your marketing strategy for those calves.  A variety of factors influence the value of a given lot of calves and while many of those factors are known, the magnitude of differences is harder to pinpoint....

Industry News

Texas Beef Council hosts first Beef Loving Chefs Summit

published: September 2nd 2021 by: Victoria Heller source: Texas Beef Council

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Aug. 25, 2021) – Beef Loving Chefs, a program of the Texas Beef Council (TBC), hosted the inaugural Beef Loving Chefs Summit at the Culinary Institute of America in San Antonio on Aug....

Industry News

Habitat quality, bird numbers bode well for dove season

published: September 1st 2021 by: Paul Schattenberg source: Texas AgriLife Today

Habitat conditions and bird numbers appear promising for Texas dove hunters who can use food and water sources to their advantage, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Serviceexpert. John Tomecek, Ph....

Industry News

Enhancing profit for cattlemen from ranch to rail is topic of Sept. 14 event

published: August 31st 2021 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

A mini-ag conference, How to Enhance Profit from Ranch to Rail, will be conducted Sept. 14 by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Hemphill County on the West Texas A&M University campus in Canyon....

Industry News

Poultry production bottlenecks may mean another tough year for holiday turkey lovers

published: August 30th 2021 by: Ryan McGeeney source: University of Arkansas Extension

LITTLE ROCK — While the heat of August may cause you to move the idea of holiday season dinners to the very bottom of your priority list, family cooks take note: This may be another difficult year for putting together the perfect Thanksgiving or Christmas turkey dinner....

Industry News

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ Awards Houston-Area Technical Schools with $200,000 in Vocational Scholarships

published: August 27th 2021 by: Brittany Rader source: Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Today, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo officials awarded several Houston-area community colleges and technical institutions with $200,000 in Vocational Scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year. Each program that receives educational funding through the Rodeo’s Vocational Scholarship Program will manage the selection and distribution of its scholarship funds....

Industry News

Wildlife tourism opportunities focus of Sept. 2 webinar

published: August 26th 2021 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

“Natural Resource Tourism with Wildlife” will be next up in the 2021 Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management monthly webinar series. The webinar is at noon Sept. 2.The cost of the hour-long webinar is $35....

Industry News

Advocacy starts with sharing your story

published: August 25th 2021 by: Sheila Grobosky source: BioZyme

(SAINT JOSEPH, Mo., August 24, 2021) To create advocates in agriculture, we must first be advocates in our industry. Perhaps the best way to create the next generation of spokespeople is to share our story of what we do every day within our own families and operations....

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