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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.

Controlling flies

published: June 27th 2019 by: Travis Meteer source: University of Illinois Extension

The wet spring has certainly provided favorable breeding conditions for flies. As we progress into the summer it is evident that fly pressure is and will be heavy. Although all flies do pose risk of irritation and thus lost dollars to beef producers, it is important to know there are four main types of flies that bother cattle: Stable fly, Horn fly, Face fly, and Horse fly....

Winter feeding program for beef cattle producers in Overton Aug. 16

published: June 25th 2019 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

  OVERTON – A program on the reduction of winter feeding by stockpiling warm-season forage and/or planting cool-season pastures is scheduled for Aug. 16 in Overton. The event is from 9:30 a....

Demonstrations to be featured at Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course

published: June 24th 2019 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife Today

  COLLEGE STATION – Fence building, brush control, live cattle handling and a carcass fabrication demonstration will be featured at the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course Aug....

April Beef and Pork Exports below 2018 levels; Lamb still trending higher

published: June 19th 2019 source: USMEF

  April exports of U.S. beef and pork were lower than a year ago while U.S. lamb exports continued their upward trend, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF)....

Food labels can be deceiving

published: June 18th 2019 by: Todd Carroll source: Texas A&M University Department of Animal Science

While many consumers today are showing more interest on where their food comes from there are some marketing efforts being made that sometime muddies the water a bit rather than making things more clear....

AgriLife Extension 2019 alternative crop replanting guide now available online

published: June 14th 2019 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

LUBBOCK — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s 17th annual late-planting guide, “2019 Alternative Crop Options after Failed Cotton and Late-Season Crop Planting for the Texas South Plains,” is now available online at https://tinyurl....

TDA issues statement on industrial hemp legislation

published: June 13th 2019 source: Texas Department of Agriculture

“As Commissioner of Agriculture for the great state of Texas, I am excited that we have taken one more step towards giving producers in Texas the opportunity to grow hemp,” said Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller....

Santa Rosa Ranch to sell largest Brangus/Ultrablack Cattle Operation in the U.S.

published: June 12th 2019 source: Santa Rosa Ranch

CROCKETT, TX------ Santa Rosa Ranch, the largest registered Brangus/Ultrablack cattle producer in the United States, has announced the plan to market and sell one of the most unique cattle operations in the country....

What to expect in the New Disaster Aid Package

published: June 11th 2019 source: American Farm Bureau

American producers have been hit hard in the past few years by hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, typhoons, volcanic activity, snowstorms and wildfires. Farmers and ranchers in the South are still recovering from Hurricanes Michael and Florence, while producers in the Midwest are reeling from unprecedented flooding this spring....

McCulloch County Ag Production Workshop set June 19

published: June 10th 2019 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

  BRADY — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is partnering with the McCulloch County Texas Farm Bureau to present the McCulloch County Ag Production Workshop June 19 at the Heart of Texas Events Center at 804 San Angelo Highway in Brady....

June 6 webinar to address livestock marketing trends

published: June 3rd 2019 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

  COLLEGE STATION – Livestock Marketing Trends is the title of the June 6 natural resources webinar hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service ecosystem science and management unit....

Stiles Farm Field Day June 18 will feature soil health strategies

published: May 29th 2019 source: Texas AgriLife Today

THRALL – The Stiles Farm Field Day set for June 18 will feature presentations on soil health, fertilization and weed control strategies. The field day is hosted by the Stiles Farm Foundation and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service....

WT, AgriLife announce $1 million Texas A&M Chancellor’s Research Initiative

published: May 28th 2019 by: Brittany Castillo source: Texas AgriLife Today

CANYON — Officials from The Texas A&M University System, TAMUS, announced a Chancellor’s Research Initiative, or CRI, between two agency members – West Texas A&M University and Texas A&M AgriLife on May 23 in West Texas A&M’s Legacy Hall....

AgriLife Extension to present ag law program June 7 in San Antonio

published: May 24th 2019 by: Paul Schattenberg source: Texas AgriLife Today

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present “Owning Your Piece of Texas: Agricultural Laws Texas Landowners Need to Know” on June 7 in San Antonio. This free program is designed to educate landowners about the legal issues they may face....

Fever Ticks confirmed on a Webb County premises outside of the Permanent Quarantine Zone

published: May 23rd 2019 source: Texas Animal Health Commission

Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) livestock inspectors discovered fever ticks on cattle originating from a Webb County premises during a routine voluntary inspection at a program dipping vat on April 23, 2019....

Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course set for Aug. 5-7 in College Station

published: May 22nd 2019 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife Today

    COLLEGE STATION – The 65th Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course is set for Aug. 5-7 at Texas A&M University in College Station. The general session on Aug. 5 will focus on opportunities and challenges in the cattle business....

U.S. beef gains full access to Japan

published: May 21st 2019 source: USDA

Release & Contact I (Washington, D.C., May 17, 2019) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the United States and Japan have agreed on new terms and conditions that eliminate Japan’s longstanding restrictions on U....

Burleson County Beef Tour set for May 31

published: May 20th 2019 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife Today

  CALDWELL – A variety of livestock management topics will highlight the May 31 Burleson County Beef Tour at Skrivanek Ranches, 8801 Texas Highway 21 East in Caldwell. The tour is hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Burleson County....

Tamping Down the Stress Level on the Farm

published: May 17th 2019 by: Julie Murphree source: Arizona Farm Bureau

  Since the farm business added all the custom work to make their business plan feasible, he hasn’t had a moment to himself or the family in weeks. And, with budget expenditures ballooning, he and the spouse don’t seem to be able to talk about things the way they used to....

Cattle Industry’s Beef Quality Assurance Program develops, distributes extensive national manual

published: May 16th 2019 source: National Cattlemens Beef Association

CENTENNIAL, CO (May 9, 2019) – An official manual for the Beef Quality Assurance program that is both detailed and extensive is now being distributed nationwide throughout the cattle industry....

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