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Industry News

TJSSA State Futurity June 12-15, 2014 Bryan-College Station Brazos County Expo Center Theme: Wild Wild West • Entry Deadline May 15 Host Hotel: Hilton 979-693-7500 • Group name: TJSSA Visit the website, www.tjssa.com for entry form, rules, and applications.

published: May 30th 2014 source: Texas Simmental/Simbrah Association

SCHEDULE: Thursday, June 12 Noon —Brazos County Expo Center East Pavilion open  3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. — Cattle & Contestant Check In – Hospitality Room 6:30 p.m.—Welcome and Contestant Orientation – East Pavilion Friday, June 13 8:00 a....

Herd Health

Lameness in cattle: causes associated with injury

published: May 30th 2014 by: Russ Daly, DVM, DACVPM source: Texas Simmental/Simbrah Association

Lameness in cattle can occur from a variety of ways. What are the processes that contribute to these cases of lameness? One way to classify the various cause of lameness in cattle is to group them into two different categories: bacterial infection and injury....

Industry News

San Antonio Stock Show commits $11.8 million to educating youth

published: May 30th 2014 source: Texas Simmental/Simbrah Association

SAN ANTONIO –The San Antonio Livestock Ex-position, Inc. (S.A.L.E.), a volunteer organization that emphasizes agriculture and education to develop the youth of Texas, has built a reputation for being one of the largest family-friendly events in the state featuring livestock and horse shows, interactive exhibits and shows, PRCA Rodeo action, carnival and live entertainment....

Industry News

Restoring pastures, wildlife management focus of the O.D. Butler Forage Field Day

published: May 30th 2014

FRANKLIN – Rainfall in south Central Texas has prompted beef producers to consider renovations to pastures, which was one of several topics featured at the recent O.D. Butler Field Day held at Camp Cooley Ranch....

Herd Health

Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) Detected In Five Horses In Kinney County

published: May 29th 2014 source: Texas Animal Health Commission

AUSTIN - Vesicular stomatitis (VS) has been detected in five horses in far Southwest Texas, (in Kinney County, southeast of Del Rio, TX). The U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the viral infection of the five horses....

Pastures & Forages

Effects Of Pasture Stocking Rate And Method On Cow-Calf Production Cattle

published: May 28th 2014 by: Wayne E. Wyatt, Jeffrey M. Gillespie, Br source: Louisiana State University

Most Louisiana beef producers use the cow-calf system of management in which they maintain breeding herds and produce calves marketed at weaning or shortly thereafter. The systems are forage-based, so pasture management is extremely important....

Herd Health

Understanding BVD

published: May 27th 2014 by: Dr. Larry Kerr, Dr. Fred Hopkins and Dr. source: University of Tennessee Extension

Bovine Virus Diarrhea (BVD) was first identified in New York State in 1946. The BVD virus readily mutates producing a number of types, which vary in their ability to produce disease. BVD is spread mainly by calves that were infected during early pregnancy and not aborted....

Industry News

10 Common Myths About Agriculture

published: May 23rd 2014 source: Fastline.com

Agriculture and Farming are the backbone of this world – without em’ we’d starve. So why do so many people want to pass along lies and myths about the industry that keeps them fed? In honor of National Ag week, we’re setting the record straight on the industry we love....

Industry News

Seminar Details Soil, Forage Impact On Livestock Production

published: May 22nd 2014 source: Noble Foundation

ARDMORE, Okla. — The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation will host a Basic AG Livestock Options for Small Producers Seminar from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, May 29, at the Noble Foundation Kruse Auditorium....

Pastures & Forages

Picking Summer Forages

published: May 21st 2014 by: Dennis Hancock, Forage Extension Special source: University of Georgia

Summer annual grasses are important forage crops in the Southeast. They have a significant fit in our forage systems to fill in the summer forage gap in the Fescue Belt and as an emergency forage crop for dry summers or bare ground....

Industry News

Hormone Information You Can Share

published: May 20th 2014 by: Bruce Treffer, UNL Extension Educator source: University of Nebraska

There are a lot of concerns and mixed messages about hormones in beef. There are a few things to keep in mind the next time you hear that beef contains too many hormones. All multi-cellular organisms contain hormones....

Industry News

EPA And Army Corps Proposal Expands Clean Water Act Jurisdiction

published: May 19th 2014 source: NCBA

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corp of Engineers (Corps) proposed an expansion of their federal authority over “waters of the United States.” The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is deeply concerned by this vast overreach by the EPA and the Administration....

Industry News

Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course Set For August 4-6th

published: May 16th 2014 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas Agrilife Today

COLLEGE STATION – A look at the past and future aspects of beef cattle production in Texas will be one of the highlights at the 60th Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course scheduled August 4-6 at Texas A&M University in College Station....

Industry News

Checkoff dollars work worldwide

published: May 16th 2014

Although several consecutive years of drought conditions have decreased cow numbers by two million, Texas cattlemen still raise more beef than consumers in the Lone Star State can eat.  “It’s no secret Texans have a big appetite, but we can’t consume all of the beef produced in this state,” said Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) State Director Russell Boening....

Columnists

The Texas Side of Things...

published: May 16th 2014 by: Jim Banner

Have you lately noticed some of us with dark rings under our eyes?  That’s because there are certain times of the year when some of us who like basketball don’t get enough sleep.  We stay up way too late watching the NBA playoff games and for most us there won’t be any relief until sometime in June....

Columnists

Texas Tales

published: May 16th 2014 by: Mike Cox

Before the world wide web, people used to say, “I read it in the newspaper, it must be true.” Now, the internet usually gets the credit for being an all-knowing source of reliable information....

Industry News

D.C. News...

published: May 16th 2014

Ag Secretary, Vilsack cites continued progress on 2014 Farm Bill implementation Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on May 7th continued pro-gress during the first 90 days of implementing the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill), which President Obama signed into law on February 7....

Industry News

Hallak Ranch joins Simbrah Synergy

published: May 16th 2014 source: American Simbrah Breeders

Tim Smith, coordinator and host of Simbrah Syn-ergy, has announced that Hallak Ranch will be joining the Simbrah Synergy as a participating sponsor for the 2014 event. The Syn-ergy includes a sale and $15,000 junior show for exhibitors of sponsor purchased cattle....

Industry News

The Elite set for Memorial Weekend

published: May 16th 2014 source: American Simbrah Breeders

The Hagan family will once again be hosting The Elite Sale and Show. The sale will be Saturday, May 24th at 4 p.m., while the show will be the following morning at 9 a.m. Pre-miums of $25,000 will be awarded in the show....

Industry News

TJSSA futurity scheduled

published: May 16th 2014 source: American Simbrah Breeders

The Texas Junior Sim-mental/Simbrah Associa-tion will hold their annual futurity in Bryan, Texas June 12-15. The event in-cludes educational events as well as shows. Visit www.tjssa.com for all the information....

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