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Industry News

Brinks Brangus at Westall Ranches purchases 101 Ranch Brangus cows

published: September 5th 2014

In his continued effort to build upon the history of the legendary Brinks Bran-gus herd, Ray Westall, owner of Brinks Brangus at Westall Ranches, has an-nounced the purchase of 250 registered Brangus females from 101 Ranch at Palo Pinto, Texas....

Industry News

Sympathies extended to Deason family...

published: September 5th 2014

Ben Davis Deason, 81, of Stockdale, Texas, passed away Saturday, August 16, 2014, in Seguin. He was born January 18, 1933, to Ray Horace Deason and Grace Mae Ratcliff.  Ben worked for the United States Postal Service for 29 years, of which 25 years he was the postmaster in Stockdale....

Marketing

Cattle producers can add revenue through cost-effective calf management

published: September 5th 2014

CORPUS CHRISTI – A new Farm Assistance study conducted by specialists with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service reveals cattle producers can add significant net cash farm income to their operations on top of already high cattle prices by implementing cost-effective calf management practices....

Industry News

HOTSSA Fall Fest Sale changes format

published: September 5th 2014 source: Texas Simmental/Simbrah Association

The Heart of Texas Simmental/Simbrah Asso-ciation will host their annual sale on September 18-20th, but it will be an online sale. It will be carried on DVAuction.com. The sale will run from 8:00 a.m....

Industry News

Buxkemper attends genetic conference

published: September 5th 2014 source: Texas Simmental/Simbrah Association

Geneticists from around the world converged on Vancouver, British Colum-bia in August for the tenth World Congress on Gene-ic Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP). The conference is an opportunity for geneticists working in various species (including humans) to exchange information on the latest technology in quantitative and molecular genetics....

Industry News

La Muneca to host 27th Annual Jr. Round Up

published: September 5th 2014 source: Texas Simmental/Simbrah Association

“On Saturday, October 4th, starting at 9:00 a.m., La Muneca Cattle Co (LMC). will proudly be hosting our 27th Annual Jr. Round Up & LMC Futurity.  This is a fun-filled, educational, fa-mily oriented event that anyone interested in is invited to attend....

Industry News

TJSSA Directors hold annual director camp

published: September 5th 2014 source: Texas Simmental/Simbrah Association

The Texas Junior Sim-mental/Simbrah Associa-tion (TJSSA) Board of Directors held their annual director camp on August 1-3 at Tom Brothers Ranch in Campbellton, Texas. The weekend started with a fun day in San Antonio at Monster Mini Golf and then to the Young Chef's Academy for an iron chef competition....

Industry News

Smith Farms to endow scholarship to the TJSSA Educational Trust

published: September 5th 2014 source: Texas Simmental/Simbrah Association

Smith Farms, Ronnie and Susan Smith, of Denton, Texas will join other generous donors endowing a scholarship to the Texas Junior Simmen-tal/Simbrah Association (TJSSA)  Educational Trust. Since the scholarship program’s inception, over $100,000 has been awarded to junior members in the TJSSA....

Industry News

Tell your Simgenetic story

published: September 5th 2014

TSSA wants to promote our members by sharing your Simgenetic operation with the readers of the TSSA News that is published annually each month in Southern Livestock Standard. Visit the website, www.texassimmentalsimbrah....

Industry News

Texas Simmental/Simbrah Assn. Director positions open

published: September 5th 2014 source: Texas Simmental/Simbrah Association

There are a limited number of open director positions for the TSSA.  If you are interested, please contact David Berry, president at 903/848-0470  or dberry@hiddenoakscattle.com.

Industry News

Recapping Junior Nationals

published: September 5th 2014 by: Shea Mackey source: Texas Simmental/Simbrah Association

Another successful year at the American Junior Simmental Association (AJSA) National Classic is in the books for the Texas Junior Simmental/Simbrah Association. Over 20 Texas juniors traveled to Louis-ville, Kentucky for the 2014 Classic....

Industry News

Eng symposium to explore innovative practices in cow-calf systems

published: September 5th 2014

SAN ANTONIO – Ex-ploring expansion of cattle herds will be discussed at the 2014 Kenneth and Caroline McDonald Eng Foundation Symposium, scheduled September 18-19 at the Embassy Suites River-walk, 125 E....

Industry News

AgriLife Extension sets Central Texas Cow/Calf Clinic for September 17th

published: September 5th 2014

    LAMPASAS – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the multi-county Central Texas Cow/Calf Clinic Septem-ber 17 at the Lampasas County Farm Bureau building, 1793 N....

Industry News

Texas Crop, Weather

published: September 5th 2014 source: Texas AgriLife Extension Service

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts warn grain sorghum producers they should now be ever more vigilant in scouting for armyworms in the coming weeks as the crop heads out....

Weather Forecast

Weather Wise - Weather Forecast

published: September 5th 2014 by: Brian Bledsoe

About a month ago at the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course, I talked a lot about the course we are likely on as we head into fall. I addressed the potential for an El Niño and what type, and reiterated that our top analog for the next several months is late 2009 and early 2010....

Pastures & Forages

Grazing After The Growing

published: September 4th 2014 by: Roger Gates source: IGrow

Providing feed for the cowherd represents the largest expenditure in a cow-calf operation and winter feed is the single largest expense in most operations. In light of this season’s favorable growth, what management strategies could be employed to reduce winter feed expenses with a view to improve profitability? Grazing is generally the least expensive way to harvest available feed, so the opportunity to expand the harvest of this year’s abundant supply is worth considering....

Herd Health

Managing Calves For Profit

published: September 3rd 2014 by: Jeremy Powell, professor and veterinaria source: University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

When you gather your calves to sell this fall, make an effort to give your calves a healthy start by adding a preconditioning program. Preconditioning programs are designed to minimize the likelihood of disease throughout the rest of a calf’s life....

Production

Management Strategies to Reduce Stress at Weaning And Improve Calf Performance

published: September 2nd 2014 by: Aaron Berger source: University of Nebraska

The following are some important factors and strategies to remember when planning to wean calves. Stress is the number one issue that impacts calf performance at weaning. Calves are being removed from their dams and a herd social structure that they were comfortable in and are often being moved into a different environment with new feed and water sources....

Feed & Nutrition

Feed Supply And Demand Numbers

published: August 29th 2014 by: Matthew A. Diersen source: South Dakota State University

In recent weeks people in different livestock sectors have been wondering about the relative price impacts of corn and other feeds. Other people have asked about the longer-run price outlook for feed and for cattle....

Industry News

IBBA Launches Brangus Built Commercial Program

published: August 29th 2014 source: IBBA

SAN ANTONIO, TX- The International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) has launched the Brangus Built commercial program, which is designed to help producers identify and garner the added value associated with the Brangus influence of their commercial replacements....

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