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Pastures & Forages

Texas ranchers, forage producers battling fall armyworms

published: September 29th 2022 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

An increasing number of battles against fall armyworms are being reported around the state, and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Serviceexperts are recommending forage producers be prepared to fight infestations....

Industry News

USDA readies quinquennial census of agriculture

published: September 28th 2022 source: Texas Cattle Feeders Association

            USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is gearing up for the Census of Agriculture, conducted every five years, which will be distributed to agricultural producers of all kinds in the States and in Puerto Rico this fall, the agency said in a news release....

Pastures & Forages

Sept. 28 webinar highlights current market, importance of carbon contracts

published: September 27th 2022 by: Drew Viguet source: University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — When companies approach farmers with contracts to sequester carbon in the soil, it is critical that farmers know exactly what they are agreeing to before signing, according to Stephen Carpenter, deputy director of the Farmer’s Legal Action Group, Inc....

Pastures & Forages

Pesticide recordkeeping, complaints webinar set Oct. 6

published: September 23rd 2022 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present the webinar “Pesticide Recordkeeping and Complaints” on Oct. 6 as part of its ongoing Department of Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management, RWFM, Stewardship Series The event will run from noon to 1 p....

Industry News

New herbicides for sandbur, weed control in pastures set Sept. 27 in Georgetown

published: September 22nd 2022 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Williamson County will present “New Herbicides for Weed Control in Pastures” on Sept. 27 in Georgetown.     The program will be from 10-11 a....


Why do we export beef?

published: September 21st 2022 by: James Mitchell, livestock marketing spec source: University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture

Let’s talk exports. Specifically, what beef do we export? And, why do we export it?             The Livestock Marketing Information Center (LMIC) forecasts 2022 commercial cattle slaughter at 33....

Industry News

Kendall County Fall Agriculture Program set Sept. 29

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

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s office in Kendall County will present its Fall Agriculture Program on Sept. 29 in Comfort. The program will be at the Kendall County Youth Ag and Equestrian Center, 648 Farm-to-Market Road 289....

Industry News

Despite inflation, producers more optimistic about farming

published: September 19th 2022 source: Purdue University

The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer farmer sentiment index rose 14 points in August to a reading of 117. The rise in the overall measure of agricultural producer sentiment was driven by increases in both the Index of Current Conditions, which rose nine points to 118 and the Index of Future Expectations, which climbed 16 points to 116....

Pastures & Forages

Strategies for drought management on pastures

published: September 16th 2022 source: Texas AgriLife Today

During a drought, little can be done to increase forage pasture growth. Proper management, however, can minimize impacts when drought does occur, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service forage specialist and Texas A&M AgriLife Research agronomist....


Comparing beef cow slaughter to 2011

published: September 16th 2022 by: David Anderson source: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

A lot has been written about beef cow culling this year due to widespread drought in the Western half of the country and high costs relative to calf prices.  Most of that has focused nationally.  This article focuses on cow slaughter in the Southern Plains....


The Texas side of things-September 2022

published: September 16th 2022 by: Jim Banner

Did you know we ranchers have short memories? Did you also notice I said, “we?” Recently, I spoke to a group of cattlemen in Brenham, Texas about PRF insurance and I asked them when their last major drought occurred....


DC News-Sept 16

published: September 16th 2022 source: USDA

USDA announces September 2022 lending rates for agricultural producers        WASHINGTON, Sept. 1, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced loan interest rates for September 2022, which are effective Sept....


Researchers at UTIA analyze price ranges from fed cattle negotiated cash sales

published: September 16th 2022 source: University of Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — In the wake of unprecedented market shocks in the fed cattle industry, researchers at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) teamed up with Mississippi State University and Texas A&M University to analyze the factors affecting price ranges in negotiated cash sales....

Industry News

Unlocking agriculture’s potential through bioengineering

published: September 16th 2022 source: Auburn University

For the world to be fed sustainably in the 21st century, agricultural innovation using biotechnology is key. Research and implementation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is one way that the agricultural industry is unlocking the future for the next generation....


Texas Trails-Sept. 2022

published: September 16th 2022 by: Clay Coppedge source: Southern Livestock Standard

The little axe that could Hardware salesman Henry Weiss was returning to Kerrville from a business trip in the country in 1927 when he spied a hatchet, minus its handle, abandoned by the side of the road....

Industry News

Researcher employs microorganisms to counter major disease affecting beef industry

published: September 16th 2022 by: Fred Miller source: University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture

  FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The little things living in a calf’s nose could be key to combating bovine respiratory disease, the single most costly illness affecting the beef industry.             Jiangchao Zhao, associate professor of animal science at the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, uses next-generation sequencing to identify the microorganisms populating the bovine nasal cavities, known as the respiratory microbiome....


RGVBIA accepting entries for gain test and heifer development

published: September 16th 2022 source: RGVBIA

The Rio Grande Valley Beef Improvement Association (RGVBIA) is now accepting entries for their 25th annual bull gain test and heifer development program.  Deadline to reserve space for cattle is Oct....

Industry News

HLSR awards $200,000 in vocational scholarships

published: September 16th 2022 source: Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Recently, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ officials awarded several Houston-area community colleges and technical institutions with $200,000 in vocational scholarships for the 2022-2023 academic year....

Breed News

85 years and counting

published: September 16th 2022 source: South Texas Hereford Association

              Since 1937, the South Texas Hereford Association (STHA) has been offering quality Hereford genetics to cattlemen across the Southwest....

Feed & Nutrition

Supplementation considerations during drought

published: September 16th 2022 by: Justin Waggoner, K-State University beef source: Southern Livestock Standard

Traditionally, when cowherd supplementation is discussed, we focus on meeting the protein needs of the cow, with the goal of maximizing forage intake by supplementing protein, the most limiting nutrient in dormant native forages....

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