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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.

Researchers zero in on potential therapeutic target for diabetes, associated diseases

published: December 14th 2018 by: Paul Schattenberg source: Texas AgriLife Today

COLLEGE STATION – A recent study led by researchers in Texas A&M University’s department of nutrition and food science shows how a novel regulatory mechanism serves as an important biomarker for the development of diabetes, as well as a potential therapeutic target for its prevention....

NCBA Hails Congressional Approval of 2018 Farm Bill

published: December 13th 2018 source: National Cattlemens Beef Association

WASHINGTON (Dec. 12, 2018) - National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Kevin Kester today issued the following statement regarding U.S. House and Senate passage of the 2018 Farm Bill conference report: "America’s cattlemen and women want common sense and certainty from Congress this holiday season and throughout the year - today they received that through the passage of the Farm Bill....

EPA and Army propose new "Waters of the United States" definition

published: December 12th 2018 source: Texas Department of Agriculture

WASHINGTON  — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army (Army) are proposing a clear, understandable, and implementable definition of “waters of the United States” that clarifies federal authority under the Clean Water Act on Dec....

U.S. Beef Exports Still Red-Hot; Pork Exports Slightly Below Year-Ago Level; Lamb Exports Trend Higher

published: December 10th 2018 source: USMEF

U.S. beef exports remained on a record-shattering value pace in October, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). October pork exports trended seasonally higher compared to recent months but were still below the results posted in October 2017....

AgriLife economist: 2019 to offer marketing opportunities for wheat producers

published: December 7th 2018 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

AMARILLO – Texas wheat producers may have an opportunity to see higher prices and higher yields in 2019, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service grain marketing economist. Dr....

Precision nutrition to play key role in future needs of growing Texas

published: December 6th 2018 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife Today

  COLLEGE STATION – The vice chancellor of Texas A&M AgriLife and director of the state’s premier agricultural research agency said precision nutrition and responsive agriculture will play key roles in meeting the future health and dietary needs of a quickly expanding Texas population....

AgriLife Extension to provide private applicator training Dec. 6 in San Antonio

published: December 4th 2018 by: Paul Schattenberg source: Texas AgriLife Today

  SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a Private Applicator Pesticide Training Dec. 6 at the agency’s office for Bexar County, located in Suite 208 of the Conroy Square office complex, 3355 Cherry Ridge Drive, San Antonio....

Innovative tool will let landowners easily report wild pig activity, damage

published: December 3rd 2018 by: Paul Schattenberg source: Texas AgriLife Today

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute, NRI, encourages landowners to report wild pig sightings and damage using a new first-of-its-kind online tool. “Landowners throughout Texas are constantly seeing wild pigs and their damage,” said Dr....

Texas A&M International Beef Academy receives grant from 44 Farms

published: November 30th 2018 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife Today

COLLEGE STATION – Cameron-based 44 Farms has provided gift funds to become the signature sponsor of the Texas A&M International Beef Academy, which debuted earlier this year. With its financial commitment, the program has been renamed the 44 Farms International Beef Academy at Texas A&M, according to program coordinators....

What it takes to make a CAB steak

published: November 28th 2018 by: Nicole Lane Erceg

“How do I get my cattle get into the Certified Angus Beef ® (CAB®) brand?” It’s a question Justin Sexten, director of supply development for the brand, is happy to answer. At the National Angus Convention and Tradeshow in Columbus, Ohio, his session of Angus University walked breeders through the “best practices’ for raising cattle that earn a portion of the $1....

Free TDA holiday guide highlights local Texas-made gifts from BBQ sauce to boots

published: November 28th 2018 source: Texas Department of Agriculture

AUSTIN – Texas Department of Agriculture has proudly released the first GO TEXAN® Holiday Gift Guide to help Texans go local and GO TEXAN®  this holiday season. The electronic publication is available for free to subscribers of the monthly GO TEXAN® ezine and on the GO TEXAN® website....

Recommendations for treating internal parasites given

published: November 26th 2018 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

OVERTON – Following recommendations to treat the threat of internal parasites in cattle herds is a proactive way to protect production gains, and therefore profits, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert....

Consumers could find good deals on holiday dinner fare

published: November 21st 2018 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

COLLEGE STATION – Consumers could see lower prices on holiday hams and turkeys this year, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Holiday shoppers may find lower prices on turkeys and hams when visiting the grocery store this year....

Landowner Pipeline Meeting Set for Nov. 26 in Turnersville

published: November 20th 2018 source: Texas Southwestern Cattle Raisers

  TURNERSVILLE, Texas — The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) will host a property owner meeting at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, at the Turnersville Community Center in Turnersville, Texas....

AgriLife Extension offers continuing education units Nov. 30 in San Antonio

published: November 16th 2018 by: Paul Schattenberg source: Texas AgriLife Today

SAN ANTONIO — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present its annual winter continuing education program on Nov. 30 at Aggie Park, 6205 West Ave. in San Antonio, for residents of Bexar and surrounding counties....

Cattle tick, handling demonstrations featured at 47th South Texas Cow-Calf Clinic

published: November 15th 2018 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife Today

BRENHAM – Ranchers working cattle this fall and winter, or surveying pastures and wildlife, need to be mindful of ticks harboring on livestock and forage habitats. Dr. Pete Teel, Texas A&M AgriLife Research entomologist in College Station, recently gave a tick update at the 47th South Texas Cow-Calf Clinic in Brenham....

CAB opens its house

published: November 14th 2018 by: Miranda Reiman

For the staff, it was a big family reunion, getting to show extended kinfolk from across the United States the Certified Angus Beef ® (CAB®) brand’s Wooster, Ohio, home. For Angus breeders, it was a bit like drawing back a curtain to see what happens behind the logo....

Why are cows getting a bad rap in lab-grown meat debate?

published: November 9th 2018 by: Alison Van Eenennaam source: Cornell Alliance For Science

A battle royal is brewing over what to call animal cells grown in cell culture for food. Should it be in-vitro meat, cellular meat, cultured meat or fermented meat? What about animal-free meat, slaughter-free meat, artificial meat, synthetic meat, zombie meat, lab-grown meat, non-meat or artificial muscle proteins? Then there is the polarizing “fake” versus “clean” meat framing that boils this complex topic down to a simple good versus bad dichotomy....

Cattle Trails Cow/Calf Conference set Dec. 6 in Wichita Falls

published: November 7th 2018 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

WICHITA FALLS – The Cattle Trails Cow/Calf Conference will find itself on the Texas side of the Red River this year when experts from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service host cattle operators from both states on Dec....

Expert: Few options to salvage late-season hay amid wet weather

published: November 6th 2018 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

OVERTON – Warm-season grasses are plentiful in hay producing areas, but the rain that helped improve growing conditions following an extended period of drought is hurting their chances for more round bales, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert....

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