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This section carries the latest in industry news from our cattle associations, government agencies, and other sources as it pertains to the cattle industry and livestock industry as a whole. If it is news that relates to the beef cow or ranches in Texas and other states, then you will find it at

Upcoming seminars: debunking deer management myths

published: August 19th 2019 source: Noble Research Institute

ARDMORE, Okla. — Noble Research Institute and Bass Pro Shops will team up to offer a Debunking Deer Management Myths seminar series from 4-7 p.m. Sept. 5 and 12 at the Bass Pro Shops in Grapevine, Texas....

Beef is big business

published: August 15th 2019 by: Dr Andrew Griffith source: University of Tennessee

Beef is big business, but just how big of a business is it? Through the first 27 weeks of 2019, weekly average federally inspected beef production was 502.6 million pounds. This weekly average production has resulted in 13....

Tyson fire leads to disruption in fed beef slaughter

published: August 14th 2019 by: Stephen R. Koontz source: Colorado State University

  August142019 Tyson’s Finney County, Kansas, facility suffered a fire late Friday, Aug. 9th. The good news is that there were no reports of injuries, a testament to the planning and operation of the facility and emergency responders....

NCBA Applauds Introduction of the Define WOTUS Act

published: August 9th 2019 source: National Cattlemens Beef Association

WASHINGTON (NCBA) – National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, Colin Woodall released the following statement in response to the introduction of the Define WOTUS Act by U....

65th Beef Cattle Short Course wrapped in College Station

published: August 8th 2019 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

  COLLEGE STATION – The 2019 Texas A&M AgriLife Beef Cattle Short Course Aug. 5-7 at Texas A&M University featured a full slate of educational presentations and discussions focused on the beef cattle industry....

South Texas Area Farm and Ranch Club to meet

published: August 2nd 2019 source: South Texas Farm and Ranch Club

Texas Area Farm & Ranch Club.  Roberts Ranch, located near Comfort, is owned by the YMCA of Greater San Antonio. Roberts Ranch is 1,100 acre location, where families can explore the Hill Country, learn about the flora and fauna, as well as the history of the area....

AgriLife Extension offers 12-week online training for new agriculture businesses

published: July 31st 2019 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

COLLEGE STATION – Generation Next: Our Turn to Ranch is a 12-week online course to be offered Aug.18-Nov. 9 by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.   “This curriculum is perfect for new landowners or those who are looking to start a new agricultural operation on an existing ranch,” said Dr....

Zoetis to place research lab at Colorado State University

published: July 30th 2019 source: Zoetis

FORT COLLINS, COLORADO, AND PARSIPPANY, NEW JERSEY, July 29, 2019 -- Zoetis, the world's leading animal health company, has signed an agreement with Colorado State University (CSU) to establish a research lab at CSU that will explore the livestock immune system and target new immunotherapies – paving the way for new alternatives to antibiotics in food-producing animals....

Nolan, Fisher counties beef cattle conference set Aug. 13 in Roscoe

published: July 29th 2019 source: Texas AgriLife Today

ROSCOE– The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service beef cattle conference for Nolan and Fisher Counties is Aug. 13.  The conference will be at the Roscoe Collegiate ISD STEM Research Center, 12822 N....

BCSC to feature demonstrations

published: July 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. 7 in College Station....

Texas A&M to bridge rural/urban divide with food, agriculture science

published: July 22nd 2019 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

  COLLEGE STATION – About a thousand new faces show up in Texas every day, moving into the Metroplex, Austin, San Antonio and Houston, and they have little to no connection to the state’s agriculture-based culture and economy....

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....

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....

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....

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....

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....

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....

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....

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....

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....

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