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The Articles page is a treasure of archived information on topics such as animal health, beef cattle industry news, artificial insemination, pastures, forages, rangeland, livestock feed & nutrition, livestock can cattle reproduction, beef cattle genetics, cattle production, feature stories, and the latest on cattle breed news.


Opportunities and Options for Pregnancy Staging

published: July 10th 2020 by: Sandy Johnson

For any number of reasons from shortage of pasture to cattle marketing opportunities, knowledge of if and when a cow or heifer is pregnant is valuable.  That information can be used to identify early bred yearlings for replacements and late bred or open females to remove from pasture in order to extend the grazing season....


Hold cattle and delay marketing, or move them on?

published: July 9th 2020 by: Dr. Andrew Griffith source: University of Tennessee

  July82020 Questions continue to be asked about holding on to cattle of all weight classes and delaying marketing of those animals. If calves are lightweight or soon to be weaned then this may still be a good alternative compared to marketing cattle in a soft market....

Industry News

Texas Sheep and Goat Expo expands format

published: July 8th 2020 source: Texas AgriLife Today

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has announced changes to the 2020 Texas Sheep and Goat Expo. The annual event, originally slated to take place at the 1st Community Federal Credit Union Spur Arena on the San Angelo Fairgrounds Aug....

Items of Interest

Guide to avoiding and handling snake bites

published: July 7th 2020 by: Stephanie Young source:

For those involved with all things outdoors, it's a must to remain vigilant for snakes, as they can sneak up on you out of nowhere if you aren’t careful. And they’re dangerous in many cases....

Industry News

USMCA Takes Effect: Welcome News for Struggling Farmers and Ranchers

published: July 6th 2020 source: American Farm Bureau

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) went into effect July 1 at a crucial time for farmers and ranchers struggling to recover from COVID-19 losses and a depressed agricultural economy. The expected $2 billion annual increase in U....


Male Reproductive Traits and Their Heritabilities in Beef Cattle

published: July 2nd 2020 by: K. M. Cammack M. G. Thomas and R. M. Enn source: The Ohio Beef Leader

  July12020 Male Reproductive Measures Measures of fertility need to be considered not only in the female, but also in the male. Natural service has historically been, and continues to be, used in most beef cattle operations; therefore, acceptable bull fertility is critical to the success of these operations....

Pastures & Forages

Find out about those vines on your fenceline in a webinar

published: July 1st 2020 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

Managing unwanted vines along fence lines will be the topic of a July 2 Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management Unit range webinar....

Herd Health

Vesicular Stomatitis: What you need to know

published: June 30th 2020 source: Oklahoma State University Extension

Veterinary Medicine warns animal owners that vesicular stomatitis continues to threaten Oklahoma livestock. A viral disease that primarily affects horses and cattle and occasionally pigs, sheep, goats, llamas and alpacas, vesicular stomatitis cases have been confirmed as close as south central Kansas....

Industry News

Generation Next: Our Turn to Ranch online ag business start-up school set for Aug. 17-Nov. 8

published: June 29th 2020 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

Generation Next: Our Turn to Ranch is a 12-week online course to be offered Aug.17-Nov. 8 by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. “The Generation Next curriculum targets new landowners, those who are inheriting land or those who are looking to start a new agricultural operation on an existing ranch,” said Megan Clayton, Ph....


Female Reproductive Traits and Their Heritabilities in Beef Cattle

published: June 26th 2020 by: K.M. Cammack, M.G. Thomas and R.M. Enns source: The Ohio Beef Leader

Biological and economical efficiencies of cow-calf production are largely dependent on successful reproduction. Improvements in reproductive performance can be up to 4-fold more important than improvements in end-product traits in a conventional cow-calf operation selling market calves at weaning....

Industry News

Three tips to pick out a sweet watermelon

published: June 25th 2020 by: Mary-Leigh Meyer source: Texas AgriLife Today

A good watermelon is a staple, healthy summer snack, so it is important to know how to pick one, regardless if you are at the grocery store or the local farmers market. Red cut watermelon on a pile of ripe watermelons in a field....


Cattle on Feed adjustments continue

published: June 24th 2020 by: David P. Anderson source: The Ohio Beef Leader

The cattle feeding part of the industry has been in the midst of dramatic adjustments over the last couple of months, just like the rest of the industry. USDA released its June Cattle on Feed report on Friday, June 19th and it showed some more adjustments, but this time back in the direction of normal....

Herd Health

Lab opens to assist sheep, goat producers

published: June 22nd 2020 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

Texas A&M AgriLife Research opened a Fecal Egg Count Laboratory on June 15 to assist sheep and goat producers in making genetic selection decisions. The FEC Lab is housed at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in San Angelo....

Industry News

Beef consumption vs demand

published: June 19th 2020 by: Brenda Boetel source: The Ohio Beef Leader

Economic growth projections for the US and the world have been revised downward due to the impacts of COVID-19, with many global growth projections having contractions of nearly 3%. The U.S. is expected to have one of the largest individual country contraction rates and is expected to contract nearly 5....

Pastures & Forages

Online rangeland herbicide workshop June 30

published: June 18th 2020 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present an online rangeland workshopon the Zoom platform on June 30 at 9 a.m. The cost is $10, and three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units are available for participants with a pesticide applicators license, one in laws and regulations and two in integrated pest management....


The many shades of lameness

published: June 17th 2020 by: Russ Daly/Heidi Carroll source: Igrow

Breadcrumb To anyone who has raised animals, it’s apparent that not every lame animal is created equal. There is a wide gradation of clinical signs, with some animals exhibiting obvious “dead” lameness, while other cases of lameness almost escape detection....

Industry News

44 Farms International Beef Cattle Academy now accepting applications

published: June 16th 2020 source: 44 Farms

The 44 Farms International Beef Cattle Academy is accepting applications for its 2020-2021 online certification program. Applications for this comprehensive certificate program, through Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, open June 20 and are due August 15....


How important Is water quality to livestock?

published: June 15th 2020 source: Igrow

Water is the most important nutrient to all livestock animals and is sometimes overlooked. Poor quality water can have a negative effect on growth, reproduction, and general productivity of the animal....

Industry News

Texas cotton farmers adjusting in wake of court ruling on dicamba

published: June 12th 2020 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service stands ready to advise producers on agronomic alternatives and options in the wake of a June 3 ruling from the U.S Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to immediately vacate the registrations of three dicamba products, Xtendimax, FeXapan and Engenia....

Industry News

Virtual Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course set for Aug. 3-5

published: June 12th 2020

The annual Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course is going virtual this year due to COVID-19 restrictions.     While it may be hard to ‘virtually’ eat the famous prime rib dinner associated with the event, the educational aspect will still be provided as it has been for the past 65 years to ranchers who need basic beef cattle production information and the latest on hot issues concerning their operations....

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