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Production

Weaner cattle need their own trainer

published: July 19th 2019 by: Kirsten Nickles and Anthony Parker source: The Ohio State University Department of Animal Science

  The most common weaning method in the United States beef industry is the abrupt removal of calves from cows at 5-8 months of age (Enríquez et al., 2011). Natural weaning in beef cattle however, occurs later in life for a calf at 7-14 months of age (Reinhardt and Reinhardt, 1981)....

Feed & Nutrition

Are corn prices headed up?

published: July 18th 2019 by: John Kruse source: University of Missouri Extension

The outlook for corn prices is more positive because corn is likely to experience a significant downward supply shock. Not only will planted area be reduced, but the yields will also likely be significantly lower....

Industry News

Dead Fish in Summer? Low Dissolved Oxygen Is Usually the Culprit

published: July 17th 2019 by: Will Moseley source: Noble Research Institute

One of the  most common calls we get during late summer regarding pond management is about a pond full of dead fish, and the owner wants to know what happened. People are worried the water has been poisoned and is unsafe....

New Products

Selling lambs or goats? AgriLife has an app for that

published: July 16th 2019 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

SAN ANGELO — The Lamb and Goat Market Forecast app for iPhone helps producers pick the best time to sell by projecting marginal revenue per head.  The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the San Angelo State University information technology department developed the predictive program, and it’s available for free at  https://apps....

Pastures & Forages

AgriLife forage specialist warns of possible post-Tropical Storm Barry armyworm outbreak

published: July 15th 2019 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

  OVERTON – Fall armyworms could follow rainfall delivered by Tropical Storm Barry, warns a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.   Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agents in a few Central and East Texas counties have reported armyworm activity in hayfields and pastures over the past few weeks....

Industry News

Texas A&M Ag Economics inducts new members to honor registry, including John Malazzo and Russell Boening

published: July 12th 2019 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife Today

   COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M University department of agricultural economics recently inducted new members to its Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry. New inductees are       Cathy Lemieux ‘85      Jody Hall ‘87     Rob Hall ’89     Fernando Palomo ’96     Nick Bamert ’81     Russell Boening ’81     Jimmie Holder ’53     Gen....

Industry News

Promoting beef sales in the online grocery shopping space

published: July 11th 2019 source: Beef Checkoff

As growth in digital grocery sales continues, grocers and retailers must ensure they are revising their digital marketing strategies to attract consumers to the digital shelf. The necessity for a strong marketing strategy to promote a digital retail experience is apparent; online grocery sales were 5....

Industry News

Ranch horse program part of TAM Beef Cattle Short Course

published: July 10th 2019 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

COLLEGE STATION – The 2019 Ranch Horse Program, to be held  Aug. 4 in College Station in conjunction with the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course, will cover a range of topics for successful equine management....

Industry News

South Texas Farm & Ranch Club to meet July 18

published: July 9th 2019 source: South Texas Farm and Ranch Club

Kim and Mike Smith, owners and operators of K Bar M Ranch in Adkins, will be the July speakers for the South Texas Farm & Ranch Club.  A diversified operation, the Smiths run Belted Galloway cattle, raise laying chickens, market eggs, and began raising honey bees last year....

Reproduction

Keeping cows bred in summer heat

published: July 8th 2019 source: VitaFerm

The summer heat can zap your energy faster than you can rattle off your favorite cow’s pedigree. A typical day of work will make most people tired but add in extreme heat and humidity and sometimes surviving feels like a job in itself....

Industry News

AgriLife Extension webinar to cover Texas pesticide laws, regulations on July 11

published: July 3rd 2019 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

  COLLEGE STATION – Texas pesticide laws and regulations will be the topic of the July 11 natural resources webinar hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service ecosystem science and management unit....

Industry News

Applications available for 44 Farms International Beef Cattle Academy

published: July 2nd 2019 by: Maggie L. Berger source: Texas A&M University Department of Animal Science

“Our inaugural class is wrapping up their learning experience, and student feedback so far has been tremendous,” says Reinaldo Cooke, program coordinator and associate professor at Texas A&M University....

Industry News

AgriLife Extension Sandhills Beef Cattle Conference set July 18

published: July 1st 2019 by: Susan Himes

  MONAHANS– The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will hold the Sandhills Beef Cattle Conference on July 18. The event is hosted by the AgriLife Extension offices of Winkler, Loving, War, Crane, Andrews, Ector and Midland counties....

Industry News

Youth track to be featured as part of Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course

published: June 28th 2019 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife Today

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course Aug. 5-7 at Texas A&M University in College Station will include a youth track featuring a number of educational sessions. A tour of the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will be one of the highlights along with a meat laboratory experience that includes smoking cooked beef products....

Herd Health

Controlling flies

published: June 27th 2019 by: Travis Meteer source: University of Illinois Extension

The wet spring has certainly provided favorable breeding conditions for flies. As we progress into the summer it is evident that fly pressure is and will be heavy. Although all flies do pose risk of irritation and thus lost dollars to beef producers, it is important to know there are four main types of flies that bother cattle: Stable fly, Horn fly, Face fly, and Horse fly....

Feed & Nutrition

Feeding moldy hay presents problems

published: June 26th 2019 source: Oklahoma State Extension

With the abundance of rain Oklahoma has received over the last several weeks, farmers and ranchers around the state are likely dealing with moldy hay and spoiled feed. Moldy or spoiled feed can present a health risk for a multitude of species, said Kris Hiney, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension equine specialist....

Industry News

Winter feeding program for beef cattle producers in Overton Aug. 16

published: June 25th 2019 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

  OVERTON – A program on the reduction of winter feeding by stockpiling warm-season forage and/or planting cool-season pastures is scheduled for Aug. 16 in Overton. The event is from 9:30 a....

Industry News

Demonstrations to be featured at Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course

published: June 24th 2019 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife Today

  COLLEGE STATION – Fence building, brush control, live cattle handling and a carcass fabrication demonstration will be featured at the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course Aug....

Herd Health

Cattle and bruising

published: June 21st 2019 by: Steve Boyles source: The Ohio State University Extension

Cattle bruising is an animal well-being concern as well a loss in economic value. When loaded, 60% of cattle are in the middle portion of a trailer, 30% in the rear compartments and 10% in the nose. Cattle rarely change position while a trailer is in motion, and the cattle typically position themselves at right angles to the direction of travel to try to compensate for the trailer movement and focus energies on keeping their balance....

Breed News

AHA provides Hereford breeders with a comprehensive educational experience

published: June 20th 2019 source: American Hereford Association

More than 200 Hereford enthusiasts traveled to Kansas City, Mo., June 3-4, for two days jam-packed with sessions featuring some of the best marketers in the business. With presentations from professionals representing all sectors of the cattle industry, attendees at “The Brand” Marketing Summit gleaned insight on using traditional and digital platforms to better market their programs and to be advocates for the Hereford breed and the beef industry....

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