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Heifer Management Sets Stage For Profit

published: September 24th 2014 by: Duane Dailey source: University of Missouri

Rebuilding the U.S. cow herd numbers takes more than keeping female offspring to breed. Managing beef heifers is as important as using improved genetics in developing replacements, said David Patterson, University of Missouri....

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Consumers Rank Treatment Over Cost When It Comes To Beef

published: September 23rd 2014 by: Laurann Robinson source: Nebraska TV

How cattle are treated is more important than the cost of beef, according to new research from Kansas State University and Michigan State University. "The public is wanting to know more about how their food is produced and why we produce food the way we do," says Glynn Tonsor, a Kansas State agricultural economist....

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Record Calf Prices--Spend It Wisely!

published: September 22nd 2014 by: Carrie Johnson source: Igrow

Calf prices are setting records this year and now that you have sold; you are looking at a substantial increase in spending money. A major decision that needs to be made is whether or not profits should be used for personal use or to reinvest that money back into your operation....

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Staples To Resign As Ag Commissioner

published: September 19th 2014 source: MySA.com

AUSTIN -- State Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples announced Thursday he will resign within the next two months to head Texas' primary oil and gas trade group. In a statement, Staples, who unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor in the March primary, said he wanted to ensure a smooth transition from the post he has held since 2007....

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Food Dialogue Today In Austin

published: September 18th 2014 source: Texas Farm Bureau

When it comes to food, Texas consumers face a vast array of choices and a blizzard of buzzwords and information. To help consumers piece the puzzle together, Texas Farm Bureau (TFB), in partnership with the U....

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Texas pride bounds at State Fair

published: September 18th 2014 by: Lisa Bryant

New leader seeks to strengthen Texas spirit. You’ve heard the saying, “Everything is bigger and better in Texas.” No truer words exist for the renewed dreams and passion new State Fair of Texas® (SFT) President Mitchell Glieber hopes to bring to the annual event held each fall in Big D....

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National 4-H Food Challenge part of the fair lineup in 2014

published: September 18th 2014 by: Macy McCasland

Do you have the skill to whip up a mouthwatering meal in 40 minutes? Do you have the skill to do it with a few selected ingredients and provide  nutritional facts about your dish? This is exactly what students participating in the  4-H Food Challenge contest at this year’s State Fair of Texas ® (SFT) are expected to do and more....

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The State Fair of Texas Youth Livestock Committee stays very busy

published: September 18th 2014 by: Macy McCasland

By Macy McCasland The largest volunteer committee at The State Fair of Texas® (SFT) takes on multiple tasks from the beginning of the fair to the end and time is no factor to this group of volunteers....

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Seminar scheduled for youth at the State Fair of Texas

published: September 18th 2014 by: Martha Hollida Garrett

Purina® Honor® Show Chow® will present a Show Ring Success Seminar at the State Fair of Texas ® (SFT) on Tuesday, Septem-ber 30th. Concurrent sessions covering show cattle, show goats, show lambs and show pigs will be held in the main show arena....

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Steering kids in the right direction

published: September 18th 2014 by: Lisa Bryant

State Fair steer show volunteer discovers value of working with youth While Big Tex symbolizes the heart of the State Fair of Texas®(SFT) to many, the people volunteering behind the scenes embody the true heroes of this annual event....

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State Fair of Texas Livestock Auction Center coming in 2016

published: September 18th 2014 by: Martha Hollida Garrett

2014 will mark the last time exhibitors will sell their animals in old wooden sales pavilion. It has been home to the State Fair of Texas® (SFT) Youth Livestock Auction for over 70 years, and if all goes as planned the much talked about and anticipated new SFT Livestock Center will be ready for use at the 2016 event....

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Contest at State Fair of Texas drills youth on job interviewing skills

published: September 18th 2014 by: Macy McCasland

The job application and interview procedure can be an unknown process to most high schoolers, but not to the youth participating in the State Fair of Texas® (SFT) Job interview Contest. Students from ninth to twelfth grade, participating in the contest, complete the full process of applying for a real job from creating a résumé to conducting a personal interview, along with the other responsibilities that come with applying for a job....

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Big Tex’s Stable completes State Fair Barnyard experience

published: September 18th 2014 by: Cultivate Agency

New horse exhibit dives “Deep in the Heart of Texans” How was the west won? What is the state horse of Texas? How do owners take care of their horses? Discover the answers to these questions and more at Big Tex’s Stables, an extension of the fair-favorite Big Tex’s Barn-yard....

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Chute-Out competition returns to State Fair lineup

published: September 18th 2014 by: Martha Hollida Garrett

Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas 4-H members will be competing at the State Fair of Texas ® (SFT) Big Tex 4X4 Chute-Out Invitational on October 8th. The inaugural event was held in 2013 and it’s back as both competitors and spectators enjoyed it....

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It’s a family tradition at The State Fair of Texas

published: September 18th 2014 by: Cultivate Agency

It is a family affair and tradition at The State Fair of Texas® (SFT) Angora goat show for the Weavers. They have been showing Angora goats at the fair dating back to the 1930s. Kristan and Kyle Weaver are 4th generation ranchers from Edwards County, Texas....

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The State Fair of Texas® announces winners of the 2014 Big Tex Choice Awards

published: September 18th 2014

The results are in and the winners have been declared! Thanks to the unique creations presented by this year’s finalists, the 10th Annual Big Tex Choice Awards featured a smorgasbord of culinary concoctions, with the perfect balance of sweet and savory....

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Farm Day at the State Fair of Texas reaches young consumers

published: September 18th 2014 by: Macy McCasland

Agriculture has many aspects that influence and affect our lives on a daily basis, many which most consumers do not realize is connected to agriculture.  The State Fair of Texas® (SFT) promotes and educates the knowledge of agriculture through many different programs, especially through one specifically for youth consumers and students in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with the SFT Farm Day at the Fair program....

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Exhibit takes fair goers outside at the State Fair of Texas

published: September 18th 2014 by: Macy McCasland

Exciting exhibits allow visitors to participate in numerous outdoor activities, from an air rifle range to a catfish tank. These exhibits are not only full of interesting and valuable information, but hosts acti-vities where every person can be fully engaged....

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Ag Power pumps up plaza for exhibitors at the State Fair of Texas

published: September 18th 2014

Power, performance and exhibitors are just a few things you’ll notice if you walk around the all new Ag Power Plaza during the State Fair of Texas® (SFT). This year, Ag-Power, North Texas’ leading John Deere dealership is revamping the area between the south side of the swine pavilion and the north side of the horse barn to include a few new exhibitor and agriculture-friendly activities for everyone....

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Nutrition feeds immunity

published: September 18th 2014 by: Lisa Bryant

The beef industry continues to learn the impact of a good diet on immune response. If you open a consumer magazine, you’ll discover endless stories extolling the virtue of a given food, vitamin or mineral supplement....

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