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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.

Nutrien Ag Solutions gifts more than $87,000 to FFA Chapters-Apply now

published: November 22nd 2020 source: Nutrien Ag Solutions

Innovation lies with our future agriculture leaders. As a leader in agriculture and innovation, Nutrien Ag Solutions has an ongoing partnership with the National FFA Organization, resulting in critical grant dollars to support chapters across the country....

Texas Thanksgiving dinner prices drop during pandemic

published: November 20th 2020 by: Gary Joiner source: Texas Farm Bureau

(WACO, Texas)—A traditional, Texas-style Thanksgiving dinner for 10 will cost $44.21, down $3.80, according to the special Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) Thanksgiving Meal Report. The survey records the cost of 10 holiday staples—including turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and pecan pie....

Reward climbs to $6,000 in case of missing goats

published: November 18th 2020 source: Texas Southwestern Cattle Raisers

  Ozona, Texas — Information about the theft of hundreds of goats just got a lot more valuable.   Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Marty Baker said rancher Ed Mayfield has added $5,000 of his own money to the $1,000 reward offered by the association....

Retail beef market embraces new cuts

published: November 17th 2020 source: Texas AgriLife Today

Chuck flap, rib-eye filet, tomahawk steak, Denver or Sierra cuts, flat irons and tri tips – the landscape of the local grocery meat case is changing when it comes to beef cuts, according to a Dr....

Lettuce losses could cause shortage in U.S.

published: November 16th 2020 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

Lettuce growers in central California experienced unseasonably high temperatures and crop disease that caused severe losses to iceberg and romaine varieties. David Anderson, AgriLife Extension economist, Bryan-College Station, said the shortage is another instance of the nation’s food supply chain being disrupted....

Helping veterans become successful

published: November 11th 2020 by: Paul Schattenberg source: Texas AgriLife Today

Military veterans are exactly the sort of people who should get involved in agriculture, according to Erin Kimbrough, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Servicemilitary program manager. “When you think about it, vets are ideally suited to be farmers, ranchers and other agriculturists,” Kimbrough said....

Supplemental feeding of livestock webinar set Nov. 17

published: November 9th 2020 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will address supplemental feeding for West Texas cattle producers during a free “On the Line with AgriLife” webinar at 8:30 a.m. Nov....

Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo makes announcement about 2021 plans

published: November 6th 2020 source: Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

                        Today, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo announced its commitment to the 2021 Junior Livestock Show, supporting the Rodeo’s mission of promoting agriculture and supporting Texas youth....

Battleground to Breaking Ground Program now taking applications

published: November 5th 2020 by: Paul Schattenberg source: Texas AgriLife Today

Applications are being accepted now through Nov. 20 for the Battleground to Breaking Ground Program for military veterans and others offered through the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service....

2021 Angora Goat Test dates scheduled for Sonora Station

published: November 4th 2020 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

Texas A&M AgriLife Research has announced the schedule for the 2021 Angora Goat Test. This pasture goat test is designed to aid producers in the selection of goats that can thrive in a range environment and produce high-value fleeces....

Texas Farm Credit launches Youth Video Showcase with $20,000 in cash prizes

published: November 3rd 2020 source: Texas Farm Credit

    ROBSTOWN, Texas – Texas Farm Credit recently launched a virtual contest encouraging local youth to submit a video spotlighting their agricultural project for a chance to win a portion of the $20,000 cash prize....

Last Chance CEU Webinars online for pesticide applicators

published: November 2nd 2020 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

A group of Last Chance CEU Webinars for pesticide applicators in Texas is being offered Nov. 1-Dec. 31 as a part of the Texas Range Webinar Series hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service unit of the Texas A&M University Department of Range, Wildlife and Fisheries Management....

Experts say bats save agriculture billions

published: October 30th 2020 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists and agents are frequently asked about bats. And since the week leading up to Halloween is, appropriately enough, Bat Week, experts from Texas A&M AgriLife and Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, TVMDL, have offered explanations as to why bats are more friend than foe....

Innovative agricultural solutions necessary to advance human health, sustain natural resources

published: October 30th 2020 by: Carrie Baker source: Texas AgriLife Today

As the world’s population increases, scientists and agriculturalists face a growing challenge to produce more, higher quality food for consumers while using fewer natural resources and taking care to appropriately manage and conserve the resources that still exist....

TAHC reminds cervid hunters of fever tick quarantine requirement

published: October 30th 2020

Austin, TX – As hunting season approaches, the Texas Animal Health Com-mission (TAHC) reminds hunters in South Texas that there are additional precautions required when handling white-tailed deer, nilgai antelope, black buck, axis deer, and other exotic cervids harvested on premises under fever tick quarantine....

Red meat muscle cut exports strong in August; variety meats trend lower

published: October 30th 2020 by: U.S. Meat Export Federation

August exports of U.S. beef and pork muscle cuts were above last year’s strong volumes, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Variety meat exports were lower than a year ago, due in part to the lack of available labor required to harvest and export some items....

Texas Tech unveils renovations to historic Dairy Barn

published: October 30th 2020 by: George Watson source: Texas Tech University

The renovations were part of a $3.5 million fundraising effort to reestablish the facility as a functional, collaborative educational space. For almost 100 years, the Dairy Barn on the campus of Texas Tech Univer-sity has stood as a symbol to the early days of the university and the persevering spirit embodied in all Red Raiders....

The value of the pre-purchase horse examination

published: October 30th 2020 by: By Mike J. Schoonover, DVM, MS, DACVS-LA

Sir Winston Churchill once said, “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man,” and I wholeheartedly believe this is true. Unfortunately, the “trading” of horses has been viewed as a source of dishonesty since the Gilded Age....

Kids & Kows & More youth agriculture event offers drive-thru experience

published: October 27th 2020 by: Paul Schattenberg source: Texas AgriLife Today

This year, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, San Antonio Stockyards Historical Society and Southwest Dairy Farmers will be presenting the annual Kids & Kows & Moreagricultural education event for youth in a new drive-thru format....

Plant fruit trees the AgriLife Extension way

published: October 26th 2020 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

  Establishing fruit trees in Texas takes some effort, but these time-tested tips from a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert can guide the way from transplant to production....

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