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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.

October another Stellar Month for U.S. Pork, Beef Exports

published: December 11th 2017 source: USMEF

  U.S. pork exports remained ahead of last year’s record volume pace, and beef exports are poised to break $7 billion this year for only the second time, according to October export results released by USDA and compiled by the U....

Briscoe Ranch Inc. $5 million endowment established for Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership program

published: December 8th 2017 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife Today

COLLEGE STATION – A $5 million endowment has been established in the name of former Texas Gov. Dolph Briscoe Jr. that will provide additional resources to help support one of the state’s leading adult agricultural leadership programs....

U.S. agricultural trade fueled by demand, steady yields

published: December 7th 2017 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife Today

  BRYAN – U.S. agricultural exports value totaled $135 billion in 2016 and experts anticipate future growth if production yields, trade agreements and borrowing power work in lockstep....

Meatless Meat Unlikely to Have Significant Impact on Protein Market in the Near-Term

published: December 6th 2017 source: CoBank

  DENVER (December 5, 2017) - Protein products derived from plant sources, insects and cultured meats will be among the top food trends to watch in the coming years. The effect of these efforts on livestock and poultry demand is not expected to be significant in the foreseeable future, according to a new report from CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange Division....

Four States Cattle Conference set Dec. 14 in Texarkana

published: December 5th 2017 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

TEXARKANA — The fifth annual Four States Cattle Conference will provide relevant information about how cattle producers can improve operational profitability amid a challenging market, coordinators said....

More free testing available for private water well owners affected by Hurricane Harvey

published: November 30th 2017 by: Paul Schattenberg

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and others are offering additional free water testing for private well owners in areas affected by floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey....

TAHC releases Jim Wells County Fever Tick Quarantine Are

published: November 29th 2017

          AUSTIN, TX - The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) and The U....

AgriLife Extension offers grazing management webinar Dec. 7

published: November 28th 2017 by: Kay Ledbetter

COLLEGE STATION – “Grazing with a purpose – Managing for what you WANT!” is the title of the Dec. 7 natural resources webinar conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service ecosystem science and management unit....

Five hour agriculture, pest management CEU event set for Nov. 30 in Edna

published: November 27th 2017 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife Today

EDNA – A Five Hour CEU event is scheduled Nov. 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jackson County Services Building Auditorium, 411 N. Wells in Edna. The event is sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Jackson County along with its field crops and beef committees....

90-day waiver given livestock haulers concerning ELDs

published: November 22nd 2017 source: Department of Transportation

The Department of Transportation has granted livestock haulers a 90-day waiver from requiring them to install or use Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) in their trucks.  Livestock groups had previously requested an exemption from the regulation because of the potential negative impact on animal well-being....

New office aims to strengthen relationships with U.S. livestock and poultry industries

published: November 16th 2017 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife Today

  COLLEGE STATION -The World Organisation for Animal Health, also known as OIE, officially opened the  U.S.-based liaison office in College Station Nov. 6 during a ceremony at the Texas A&M AgriLife Center....

Calf market trends, forage production highlight South Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic

published: November 14th 2017 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife Today

  BRENHAM – Beef cattle producers from throughout the South Central Texas region learned more about producing calves that fit the current market as well as enhancing forage production throughout the year at the 46th South Central Texas Cow-Calf clinic in Brenham....

Out-of-State Activists Defeat the Oklahoma Beef Checkoff Referendum

published: November 13th 2017 source: Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association

Oklahoma City, OK,  – Late last week Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry (ODAFF) announced the refundable Oklahoma Beef Checkoff referendum failed with 2,506 no votes and 1,998 yes votes....

Cargill enters agreement with Performance Livestock Analytics to create proprietary advanced feedlot analytics

published: November 9th 2017 source: Cargill

  (MINNEAPOLIS) November 8, 2017 - Cargill and Performance Livestock Analytics, Inc. (PLA) are partnering to bring new data analytics to cattle production. PLA’s Performance BeefTM is now enhanced with the Cargill MAX® system for beef, creating an advanced and more robust feedlot system, Performance Beef™ MAX®....

Pesticide applicator training Nov. 30 in Overton

published: November 8th 2017 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

  OVERTON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer a pesticide applicators training from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 27 in Overton. The program will be held at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1710 N....

Cattle Trails Cow-Calf Conference set Dec. 1 in Wichita Falls

published: November 7th 2017 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

WICHITA FALLS – The annual Cattle Trails Cow-Calf Conference – Driving Your Cattle to Profit is set for Dec. 1 at the Region 9 Education Service Center, 301 Texas-11 Loop, Wichita Falls.  This Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Oklahoma Cooperative Extennual conference provides up-to-date information on topics that will influence cattle profits, said Dr....

The solution for agricultural research funding shortfall may be found through private philanthropy

published: November 3rd 2017 source: Noble Research Institute

Agriculture is critical to society – it provides the raw materials that feed and clothe us all – but we need new sources of funding to build the United States' public agricultural research capacity....

The National Beef Quality Audit

published: November 3rd 2017 by: Joe C. Paschal source: ICA of Texas

Every five years or so, an audit of most of the major beef processors in the U.S. is conducted, sampling 10% of a fed or non-fed beef plant’s kill and funded by the Beef Check Off. The audits are used as an indicator of the direction of U....

Legislative Report

published: November 3rd 2017 by: Bob Turner source: ICA of Texas

State economics might be viewed through varying “optics”. First, note that Texas State Comptroller Glenn Hegar recently released a revised economic forecast showing more expected revenue than his original one....

Beefmaster Breeders United Hall of Fame Inductees honored

published: November 3rd 2017 source: BBU

BOERNE, Texas – The 57th Annual Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) Convention “Beefmasters on the Bay” was hosted in Galveston, Texas at the Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center from Oct....

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