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Industry News

AgriLife Extension to present ag law program June 7 in San Antonio

published: May 24th 2019 by: Paul Schattenberg source: Texas AgriLife Today

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present “Owning Your Piece of Texas: Agricultural Laws Texas Landowners Need to Know” on June 7 in San Antonio. This free program is designed to educate landowners about the legal issues they may face....

Industry News

Fever Ticks confirmed on a Webb County premises outside of the Permanent Quarantine Zone

published: May 23rd 2019 source: Texas Animal Health Commission

Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) livestock inspectors discovered fever ticks on cattle originating from a Webb County premises during a routine voluntary inspection at a program dipping vat on April 23, 2019....

Industry News

Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course set for Aug. 5-7 in College Station

published: May 22nd 2019 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife Today

    COLLEGE STATION – The 65th Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course is set for Aug. 5-7 at Texas A&M University in College Station. The general session on Aug. 5 will focus on opportunities and challenges in the cattle business....

Industry News

U.S. beef gains full access to Japan

published: May 21st 2019 source: USDA

Release & Contact I (Washington, D.C., May 17, 2019) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the United States and Japan have agreed on new terms and conditions that eliminate Japan’s longstanding restrictions on U....

Industry News

Burleson County Beef Tour set for May 31

published: May 20th 2019 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife Today

  CALDWELL – A variety of livestock management topics will highlight the May 31 Burleson County Beef Tour at Skrivanek Ranches, 8801 Texas Highway 21 East in Caldwell. The tour is hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Burleson County....

Industry News

Tamping Down the Stress Level on the Farm

published: May 17th 2019 by: Julie Murphree source: Arizona Farm Bureau

  Since the farm business added all the custom work to make their business plan feasible, he hasn’t had a moment to himself or the family in weeks. And, with budget expenditures ballooning, he and the spouse don’t seem to be able to talk about things the way they used to....

Industry News

Cattle Industry’s Beef Quality Assurance Program develops, distributes extensive national manual

published: May 16th 2019 source: National Cattlemens Beef Association

CENTENNIAL, CO (May 9, 2019) – An official manual for the Beef Quality Assurance program that is both detailed and extensive is now being distributed nationwide throughout the cattle industry....

Herd Health

Wet pastures and foot rot

published: May 15th 2019 by: David Cantrell source: Oklahoma State Extension

Spring rains have filled the ponds and now the summer grass is ready to start growing vigorously. As the temperatures heat up, cattle will start to congregate around or in the ponds or other standing water....


AgriLife Research scientists investigate mysteries of puberty in young female cattle

published: May 14th 2019 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife Today

BEEVILLE – Uncovering the mysteries of puberty in young female cattle has been the focal point of career research for Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists Drs. Gary Williams and Rodolfo Cardoso....

Industry News

Sheep, goat internal parasite workshop May 23 in Lampasas

published: May 13th 2019 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

  LAMPASAS — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will hold a sheep and goat internal parasite management workshop on May 23 at the Lampasas County Annex Conference Room at 409 S....

Industry News

Women in agriculture per census

published: May 10th 2019 by: Cyndie Shearing source: American Farm Bureau

The Agriculture Department’s just-unveiled Census of Agriculture revealed that 36% of U.S. farmers are women and 56% of all farms have at least one female decision maker. Also of note, according to USDA, farms with female producers making decisions tend to be smaller than average in both acres and value of production....

Industry News

AgriLife Extension grass-fed beef conference May 30-31

published: May 9th 2019 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife Today

  COLLEGE STATION – The popular grass-fed beef conference is scheduled May 30-31 and will provide a comprehensive look at grass-fed beef production and marketing opportunities in Texas, according to organizers....

Industry News

BIF Annual Meeting and Research Symposium early registration due May 15; BIF Tour Stops announced

published: May 8th 2019 source: K State

Save $100 and register by May 15 for the 2019 Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Annual Meeting and Research Symposium. This year’s event will be June 18-21 at the University Comfort Suites and Convention Center in Brookings, South Dakota....

Industry News

Feedyard Technician Program for high schoolers earns TEA certification

published: May 7th 2019 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

AMARILLO — The Texas Education Agency has added the Feedyard Technician Program for high school students to its certified Career and Technical Education list. The program is jointly sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas Cattle Feeders Association and West Texas A&M University The Career and Technical Education program ensures Texas students are prepared for in-demand, high-skill, high-wage careers, according to TEA....

Industry News

Environmental impacts of beef cattle production in the U.S.

published: May 6th 2019 source: Beef Browsing

A study was conducted of farms, ranches, and feedlots in the seven regions throughout the U. S. to determine practices and characteristics of cattle production. The purpose was to establish benchmarks of environmental impacts and to quantify resource use and emissions for all production systems, including traditional beef breeds and cull dairy animals....

Industry News

Integrity Beef Alliance set to host program Introduction seminar

published: May 2nd 2019 source: Noble Research Institute

ARDMORE, Okla. — The Noble Research Institute’s Integrity Beef Alliance Program will host an Introduction to Integrity Beef Seminar from 4-7:30 p.m., May 7, at the Noble Research Institute Pavilion....

Industry News

AgriLife Extension to present ag law program June 7 in San Antonio

published: May 1st 2019 source: Texas AgriLife Today

  SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present “Owning Your Piece of Texas: Agricultural Laws Texas Landowners Need to Know” on June 7 in San Antonio....

Industry News

Ranching apps webinar set for May 2

published: April 30th 2019 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

COLLEGE STATION – Even in ranching, there’s an app for that … and that’s the topic of the May 2 natural resources webinar hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service ecosystem science and management unit....


Test can determine if bull is ready for breeding season

published: April 29th 2019 source: Kansas Beef Extension

  MANHATTAN, Kan. – This time of year, A.J. Tarpoff enjoys warmer temperatures and green grass just as much as the next guy, but you might cut him a little slack if he thinks a bit differently about the onset of spring-like weather....

Herd Health

In the long run

published: April 26th 2019 by: Katrina Huffstutler source: Certified Angus Beef

’Tis the season to think about parasites robbing your beef cow herd. The weather is finally warmer, the bugs and other little things are crawling all over. But what about those you can’t see? Recent estimates put annual losses from internal parasites at $200 per cow-calf pair, so it’s no surprise many research studies say controlling them offers one of the best returns on investment in the business....

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