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Industry News

Jan. 31 is deadline to submit applications for 2021 grazing loss

published: January 26th 2022 source: AgDaily

Ranchers and livestock producers are eligible for financial assistance through the Livestock Forage Disaster Program for 2021 grazing losses due to a qualifying drought or fire. The deadline to apply for 2021 LFP assistance is Jan....

Industry News

MU Extension publication, website guide farm families during short-term absences

published: January 24th 2022 source: University of Missouri Extension

COLUMBIA, Mo. – A new University of Missouri Extension publication and related online tool can guide farmers through the difficult task of keeping the farm running when the owner or key decision-maker cannot....

Pastures & Forages

Hay production and prices

published: January 21st 2022 by: James Mitchell, livestock marketing spec source: Univeristy of Arkansas

Last week USDA-NASS published their 2021 Crop Production Summary. The report includes information about U.S. hay production and December 1 hay stocks. USDA splits hay data into two categories, alfalfa and all other hay....

Herd Health

Keeping livestock healthy during a Texas winter

published: January 20th 2022 by: Mallory Pfeifer source: TVMDL

Texas winters are infamously fickle. Each year, weather conditions range from mild temperatures with high humidity to record-setting rain, sleet and sometimes snow. Sometimes, Texas livestock experience all of these weather conditions within the same week, presenting them with health challenges....

Industry News

National F-1 Female Sale set for Feb. 22nd

published: January 18th 2022 source: American Brahman Breeders Association

  Make sure to mark your calendars for the 2022 ABBA National F-1 Female Sale which will be held at Columbus Livestock Co. in Columbus, Texas on Feb. 26, 2022. This is an event that you will not want to miss....

Industry News

North Region Beef Conference set Jan. 26 in Dumas

published: January 17th 2022 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

The North Region Multi-County Beef Conference will be held Jan. 26 by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service at the Moore County Community Building, 1600 S. Maddox Ave., Dumas. This is a collaborative program involving the AgriLife Extension offices in Moore, Dallam, Hartley, Oldham, Potter and Sherman counties....

Industry News

Cedar fever season in Texas

published: January 14th 2022 source: Texas AgriLife Today

Cedar fever season is upon us once again, complete with runny noses, itchy eyes and general misery. But what exactly is cedar fever and why is it so insufferable this time of year?   For starters, cedar fever isn’t a flu or a virus – it is an allergic reaction to the pollen released by mountain cedar trees....

Production

Biosecurity survey to benefit cow-calf production

published: January 13th 2022 by: Alisa Boswell-Gore source: Oklahoma State University Ag Communications Service

A survey to be administered by Oklahoma State University researchers has the potential to improve production within the cow-calf industry. In a joint effort with the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, OSU faculty and Extension specialists will distribute a survey to learn about the biosecurity practices of cow-calf producers....

Industry News

Organic or GMO? Experts explain food lingo

published: January 11th 2022 by: Gail Ellis source: Oklahoma State University Ag Communications Service

As we start a new year with new nutrition goals and eating habits, we’re faced with an overwhelming amount of industry diet terms and food lingo. Experts from the Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center at Oklahoma State University clarified some of the most common references....

Reproduction

Cattle reproduction: instant coffee isn’t Instant

published: January 10th 2022 by: Dr. Justin Rhinehart source: University of Tennessee

The old truism goes “there’s no such thing as a free lunch.” That is certainly true, but the thing that makes it true is that the cost of producing something does not depend on what the end user or current owner paid for it....

Industry News

Webinar on properly stocking fish ponds set Jan. 18

published: January 7th 2022 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

A Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service webinar from 6-7 p.m. Jan. 18 will cover the basics of stocking fish in smaller ponds.   The webinar program will cover multiple stocking strategies for ponds smaller than and larger than 1 acre, plus include time for questions following the presentation, said Brittany Chesser, AgriLife Extension aquatic vegetation program specialist in the Department of Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management, Bryan-College Station....

Industry News

Bexar County Beef Cattle Short Course on Jan. 11 will be livestreamed

published: January 6th 2022 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

The Bexar County Beef Cattle Short Course will be livestreamed Jan. 11 from 5-8 p.m. Due to the county-wide increase in COVID-19 cases, there will not be an in-person option. The program will be held virtually through Microsoft Teams....

Marketing

Market review

published: January 5th 2022 by: Andrew Griffith source: University of Tennessee

FED CATTLE: Fed cattle traded $1 to $2 lower compared to last week on a live basis. Prices on a live basis primarily ranged from $135 to $137 while dressed prices were mainly $217 to $219. The 5-area weighted average prices thru Wednesday were $135....

Industry News

Pandemic uncertainties turn to relief as beef markets open up; challenges remain for 2022

published: January 3rd 2022 by: Fred Miller source: University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — An element of uncertainty for beef producers coming into 2021 turned to relief as retail markets reopened and people began eating out again after a year of lockdown because of COVID-19....

Industry News

Blackland Income Growth Conference to highlight farm policy, commodity trends Jan. 11 in Waco

published: December 30th 2021 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife Today

Current and future farm policy, as well as issues affecting U.S. and Texas agriculture producers, will be highlighted by Joe Outlaw, Ph.D., co-director of the Agricultural and Food Policy Center and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist, at the 60th Blackland Income Growth Conference Jan....

Industry News

Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic set Jan. 6 in Cameron

published: December 29th 2021 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

The annual Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic will take place Jan. 6 at the Milam County Youth Exposition Building, 301 S. Houston Ave, Cameron. The event, a staple for Williamson and Milam counties’ ranchers, is in its 41st year....

Industry News

Bexar County Beef Cattle Short Course set Jan. 11

published: December 28th 2021 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

The Bexar County Beef Cattle Short Course will be Jan. 11 in the Ozuna Library at Palo Alto College, 1400 Villaret Blvd. in San Antonio. The event may be attended in person or watched via livestream. The course is free but advance registration is required by calling the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Bexar County at 210-631-0400....

Industry News

OSU receives $500,000 grant to bolster locally sourced meat

published: December 17th 2021 by: Brian Brus source: Oklahoma State University Ag Communications Service

Oklahoma State University has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture worth nearly $500,000 to strengthen and explore new market opportunities for local and regional meat businesses.   The funding comes at a particularly opportune time for Oklahoma, as an already-growing trend of consumer interest in locally sourced food has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, said OSU researchers Courtney Bir, OSU Extension specialist and assistant professor in the OSU Department of Agricultural Economics; JJ Jones, OSU Extension area agricultural  economist; and Rodney Holcomb, agribusiness economist for OSU’s Robert M....

Industry News

Kentucky rising above tornado aftermath

published: December 16th 2021 source: The Ohio Beef Leader

  December152021 Over the weekend all of us were shocked and also saddened by the loss and destruction resulting from the tornado outbreaks, particularly those that devastated much of Western Kentucky....

Industry News

Ranchers Leasing Workshop 2022 dates announced, starts Jan. 10

published: December 15th 2021 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

The award-winning Ranchers Leasing Workshop will be held four times in 2022. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service programs are scheduled for Jan. 10 in Hallsville, Jan. 11 in Wylie; Feb....

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