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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

Livestock Guardian Dog webinar set Sept. 25

published: September 21st 2020 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

The Texas A&M AgriLife Livestock Guardian Dog Program will hold a virtual Livestock Guardian Dog webinar on Sept. 25. The event will run from 3-3:45 p.m. There is no cost, butpreregistration is required....

Honey bee nutrition might be key to healthy populations

published: September 14th 2020 by: Gabe Saldana source: Texas AgriLife Today

A  newly funded Texas A&M AgriLife Research project seeks to slow population losses among more than 2.6 million managed honey bee colonies in the U.S. Honey bees provide pollination services that uphold $16 billion in U....

Reseachers analyze safety of industrial hemp as cattle feed

published: September 10th 2020 by: Joe Montgomery source: K State Unversity

A pair of studies at Kansas State University is bringing new insight to farmers and producers seeking to incorporate industrial hemp in cattle feed.   After the 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp production in the U....

Who’s going to take over the farm/ranch?

published: September 9th 2020 by: Linda Geist source: Universityof Missouri Extension

It’s the elephant in the room that no one wants to talk about until the owner dies or can no longer run the farm, says Wesley Tucker. Tucker is a fourth-generation farmer and succession planning coordinator for University of Missouri Extension....

College Aggies Online, kicking off this month, offers students more than $20,000 in scholarships

published: September 4th 2020 by: Emily Solis source: Animal Agriculture Alliance

  September 3, 2020 – College students across the country are gearing up for the Animal Agriculture Alliance’s annual College Aggies Online (CAO) scholarship competition which kicks off September 14....

Herbicide failure on rangelands addressed in Sept. 3 webinar

published: August 31st 2020 source: Texas AgriLife Today

Herbicide treatment failure will be the topic of a Sept. 3 Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management Unit range webinar. The “Why Herbicide Treatments Fail” webinar is part of the Texas Range Webinar Series, scheduled the first Thursday of each month from noon to 1 p....

Texas Beef Council presents Checkoff update, prime rib demo at 2020 Beef Cattle Short Course

published: August 24th 2020 source: Texas Beef Council

  AUSTIN, Texas  – The Texas Beef Council presented a Beef Checkoff Update during the annual Beef Cattle Short Course at Texas A&M University in College Station, held this year on August 3-5....

BBU Convention postponed

published: August 21st 2020 source: Beefmaster Breeders United

  BOERNE, TEXAS – Due to the elevated concerns surrounding COVID-19, the Beefmaster Breeders United Board of Directors voted unanimously to postpone the 60th BBU Convention until October 2021....

Retail beef price drop reflects lower wholesale prices

published: August 19th 2020 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

Beef consumers should be seeing lower prices on beef, whether steaks or ground chuck, at grocery stores as production increased and wholesale prices continue to decline, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert....

NCBA comments on extended trucking hours

published: August 17th 2020 source: NCBA

WASHINGTON — The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) today released the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (DOT-FMCSA) announcement of a 30 day extension to the Hours of Service (HOS) exemption for livestock and feed haulers: "Livestock haulers are crucial to keeping beef moving through the supply chain and on to grocery store shelves....

NCBA adopts policy to support U.S. CattleTrace

published: August 14th 2020 source: NCBA

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) board of directors adopted a new policy in support of U.S. CattleTrace and its mission of advancing disease traceability in the U.S....

2020 agricultural custom rates survey now available online

published: August 5th 2020 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife Today

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has made available online the results of the 2020 Texas Agricultural Custom Rates survey of regional and state rates charged for custom agricultural operations....

Strong turnout of cattle producers sets important policies for the future

published: August 4th 2020 source: NCBA

  DENVER (July 29, 2020) - A capacity crowd of cattle producers worked for more than six hours today to identify a policy that would help resolve concerns about live cattle marketing issues and lead the industry to more robust price discovery....

Wildfire preparation, recovery topic of Aug. 6 rangeland webinar

published: August 3rd 2020 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

Wildfire preparation and recovery will be the topic of an Aug. 6 Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management Unit range webinar. The “Wildfire Preparation, Effects and Recovery” webinar is part of the Texas Range Webinar Series, scheduled the first Thursday of each month from noon to 1 p....

Online program on managing pasture, hay insect pests set for Aug. 18

published: July 28th 2020 by: Paul Schattenberg source: Texas AgriLife Today

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Serviceand the Bexar County Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee will present the Managing Hay and Pasture Insect Pests online program Aug. 18. The webinar, which will be given via Microsoft Teams, will be from noon to 1 p....

Farm to fork: Texas A&M Virtual Beef Cattle Short Course has much to offer ranchers

published: July 24th 2020 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

Finding value beyond the packer as more people look for locally sourced beef in the wake of COVID-19 is only one of the benefits of attending the Virtual Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course set for Aug....

Annual 44 Farms International Beef Cattle set to start--scholarships available

published: July 23rd 2020 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

The 44 Farms International Beef Cattle Academy, IBCA, isn’t Animal Science 101, and the students aren’t roaming the campus. The unique advanced beef education immersion program offered by Texas A&M University is developing beef industry leaders for tomorrow from around the world....

Beef 706 going online

published: July 21st 2020 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

For the first time since its creation in 1993, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Aggie Beef 706 program will be held virtually. Ranchers, educators and allied business people are invited to learn the same valuable concepts traditionally taught in Beef 706....

Conditions drying due to higher temperatures, less rain

published: July 14th 2020 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

  Above average temperatures are exacerbating drier-than-normal conditions around the state, said the state’s climatologist. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service reports and experts say the hot, dry conditions are taking a toll on soil moisture levels and crops in areas that missed spotty rainfall this spring and early summer....

Production challenges, economic headwinds slow red meat exports in May

published: July 13th 2020 source: USMEF

U.S. beef and pork exports trended lower in May, due in part to interruptions in slaughter and processing, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF)....

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