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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 southernlivestock.com.

USDA readies quinquennial census of agriculture

published: September 28th 2022 source: Texas Cattle Feeders Association

            USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is gearing up for the Census of Agriculture, conducted every five years, which will be distributed to agricultural producers of all kinds in the States and in Puerto Rico this fall, the agency said in a news release....

New herbicides for sandbur, weed control in pastures set Sept. 27 in Georgetown

published: September 22nd 2022 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Williamson County will present “New Herbicides for Weed Control in Pastures” on Sept. 27 in Georgetown.     The program will be from 10-11 a....

Kendall County Fall Agriculture Program set Sept. 29

published: September 20th 2022 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s office in Kendall County will present its Fall Agriculture Program on Sept. 29 in Comfort. The program will be at the Kendall County Youth Ag and Equestrian Center, 648 Farm-to-Market Road 289....

Despite inflation, producers more optimistic about farming

published: September 19th 2022 source: Purdue University

The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer farmer sentiment index rose 14 points in August to a reading of 117. The rise in the overall measure of agricultural producer sentiment was driven by increases in both the Index of Current Conditions, which rose nine points to 118 and the Index of Future Expectations, which climbed 16 points to 116....

Unlocking agriculture’s potential through bioengineering

published: September 16th 2022 source: Auburn University

For the world to be fed sustainably in the 21st century, agricultural innovation using biotechnology is key. Research and implementation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is one way that the agricultural industry is unlocking the future for the next generation....

Researcher employs microorganisms to counter major disease affecting beef industry

published: September 16th 2022 by: Fred Miller source: University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture

  FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The little things living in a calf’s nose could be key to combating bovine respiratory disease, the single most costly illness affecting the beef industry.             Jiangchao Zhao, associate professor of animal science at the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, uses next-generation sequencing to identify the microorganisms populating the bovine nasal cavities, known as the respiratory microbiome....

HLSR awards $200,000 in vocational scholarships

published: September 16th 2022 source: Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Recently, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ officials awarded several Houston-area community colleges and technical institutions with $200,000 in vocational scholarships for the 2022-2023 academic year....

Local beef community raises over $100,000 for SP4K Beef Fund

published: September 16th 2022 source: Texas Cattle Feeders Association

Amarillo, Texas – The Amarillo area beef community presented a check for $109,000 to the Snack Pak 4 Kids (SP4K) Beef Fund. The money will provide beef protein to hungry students through the Snack Pak weekend hunger program....

Texas Tech researchers studying genetic properties of quality beef

published: September 16th 2022 source: Texas Tech University

Texas Tech researchers studying genetic properties of quality beef   Why are consumers willing to pay high prices for steaks?   A research project from Texas Tech University’s Davis College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources, in collaboration with groups in Ireland and Australia, is trying to answer that question....

Stacy Fox named Texas Auctioneers Association Executive Director

published: September 16th 2022 source: Texas Auctioneers Association

The Texas Auctioneers Association (TAA) has announced that Stacy Fox of Springtown, Texas has been selected as their executive director, effective Sept. 1st.             The TAA was founded in 1956 and actively promotes and enhances the auction method of marketing through education, public relations and information sharing....

Weighing the market -September 2022

published: September 16th 2022 by: Wes Ishmael source: Southern Livestock Standard

Supply fundamentals take hold   “It is becoming more apparent that the supply of calves is going to be very tight this fall,” says Kenny Burdine, Extension livestock marketing and management specialist at the University of Kentucky....

Trust key to family dynamics in farming and ranching

published: September 16th 2022 by: Allan Vyhnalek, Nebraska Extension educa source: Southern Livestock Standard

Many of us that work with farm/ranch families hear stories like this: the son is home from college to start his career on the farm. He visits with his parents on a change during action or management. The son identifies a field to be converted to “no-till,” and while he goes into town for parts, his father starts disking the field....

Texas crop and weather Sept. 16, 2022

published: September 16th 2022 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

  Rainfall across Texas and cooler temperatures provided agricultural producers some relief from drought and extreme heat over recent weeks, but most areas remain in a moisture deficit, according to the Texas state climatologist and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomists....

Veterinary Science Certificate Program celebrates growth

published: September 14th 2022 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

Youth with a budding interest in veterinarian careers are getting more significant exposure to the Veterinary Science Certificate Program, VSCP, of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, thanks to an expansion in available summer camps, according to Nikki Boutwell, VSCP coordinator, Bryan-College Station....

Tyson Foods invests $200 million in Amarillo beef plant

published: September 13th 2022 source: Tyson Foods

Tyson Foods announced  the company will invest $200 million at its Amarillo, Texas beef plant to expand and upgrade operations and build a new team member well-being area. The project will begin this fall and involves construction of a 143,000 square foot addition to the existing beef complex to house upgraded team member well-being areas including locker rooms, cafeteria and office space....

CenTex beef cattle program set for Sept. 23 at W4 Ranch in Morgan

published: September 12th 2022 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

The CenTex Beef Cattle Symposium will be held Sept. 23 in Morgan. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service educational event will be at the W4 Ranch, 1809 Farm-to-Market Road 927. Onsite registration will begin at 8 a....

NASCAR and beef together

published: September 8th 2022 source: Ag Daily

Beef and NASCAR have always gone hand-in-hand. This coming year, NASCAR is beefing up the raceway’s Xfinity Series for the third year in a row, and you’re going to want to save the date: February 18....

Texas A&M AgriLife Institute awards $1.5 million for diet-related research

published: September 7th 2022 by: Kendall Bassett source: Texas AgriLife Today

An award of $1.5 million to 15 new associate members of the Texas A&M AgriLife Institute for Advancing Health Through Agriculture, IHA, will support the new members’ research on responsive agriculture, precision nutrition, and social and behavioral healthy living to improve public health....

Extension and OSU-CHS partner to offer mental health care to farmers and ranchers

published: September 2nd 2022 by: Gail Ellis source: Oklahoma State University Extension

In a profession defined by backbreaking labor, life-altering financial decisions and the mood of Mother Nature, farmers and ranchers are especially vulnerable to mental health issues. The percentage of Oklahomans with a mental health condition — such as anxiety or depression — was nearly four times higher during the pandemic than it was in 2019, according to the Oklahoma-based, nonpartisan Healthy Minds Policy Initiative....

Friends we will miss

published: September 2nd 2022

Austin Brown II Austin Edwin Brown II passed away surrounded by his loving family at his ranch home in Bee County, Texas, on Aug. 23, 2022. He was 78. Brown was born Dec. 7, 1943, in Sinton, to Edwin Sallee Brown and Penrose “Penney” (Wallace) Brown....

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