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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.

Fall brush management workshop set for Sept. 30 in Seguin

published: September 20th 2021 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

The Fall Brush Management workshop will take place Sept. 30 from 9 a.m.-noon in Seguin; on-site registration starts at 8:30 a.m. The event will be at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Guadalupe County at 210 E....

Texas A&M AgriLife turns up heat on U.S. hot pepper market

published: September 16th 2021 by: Chelsea McCall source: Texas AgriLife Today

New hot pepper agronomic practices and technologies could help rejuvenate the U.S. market and help reduce production costs for producers. Kevin Crosby, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Research professor with Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Department of Horticultural Sciences, Bryan-College Station, is leading a team to make this happen....

Pecan trees showing good crop potential

published: September 15th 2021 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

Texas producers expect above-average yields and quality from their pecan trees this season, and consumers should expect decent prices for the nut this fall, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert....

Same time, new city for 2022 Cattle Industry Convention

published: September 14th 2021 source: National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (Aug. 25, 2021) – The 2021 Cattle Industry Convention may have just wrapped up after moving to August, but the 2022 event is returning to its regularly scheduled time slot in February....

Enhancing profit for cattlemen from ranch to rail is topic of Sept. 14 event

published: September 7th 2021 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

A mini-ag conference, How to Enhance Profit from Ranch to Rail, will be conducted Sept. 14 by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Hemphill County on the West Texas A&M University campus in Canyon....

Texas Beef Council hosts first Beef Loving Chefs Summit

published: September 2nd 2021 by: Victoria Heller source: Texas Beef Council

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Aug. 25, 2021) – Beef Loving Chefs, a program of the Texas Beef Council (TBC), hosted the inaugural Beef Loving Chefs Summit at the Culinary Institute of America in San Antonio on Aug....

Habitat quality, bird numbers bode well for dove season

published: September 1st 2021 by: Paul Schattenberg source: Texas AgriLife Today

Habitat conditions and bird numbers appear promising for Texas dove hunters who can use food and water sources to their advantage, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Serviceexpert. John Tomecek, Ph....

Enhancing profit for cattlemen from ranch to rail is topic of Sept. 14 event

published: August 31st 2021 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

A mini-ag conference, How to Enhance Profit from Ranch to Rail, will be conducted Sept. 14 by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Hemphill County on the West Texas A&M University campus in Canyon....

Poultry production bottlenecks may mean another tough year for holiday turkey lovers

published: August 30th 2021 by: Ryan McGeeney source: University of Arkansas Extension

LITTLE ROCK — While the heat of August may cause you to move the idea of holiday season dinners to the very bottom of your priority list, family cooks take note: This may be another difficult year for putting together the perfect Thanksgiving or Christmas turkey dinner....

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ Awards Houston-Area Technical Schools with $200,000 in Vocational Scholarships

published: August 27th 2021 by: Brittany Rader source: Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Today, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo officials awarded several Houston-area community colleges and technical institutions with $200,000 in Vocational Scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year. Each program that receives educational funding through the Rodeo’s Vocational Scholarship Program will manage the selection and distribution of its scholarship funds....

Wildlife tourism opportunities focus of Sept. 2 webinar

published: August 26th 2021 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

“Natural Resource Tourism with Wildlife” will be next up in the 2021 Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management monthly webinar series. The webinar is at noon Sept. 2.The cost of the hour-long webinar is $35....

Advocacy starts with sharing your story

published: August 25th 2021 by: Sheila Grobosky source: BioZyme

(SAINT JOSEPH, Mo., August 24, 2021) To create advocates in agriculture, we must first be advocates in our industry. Perhaps the best way to create the next generation of spokespeople is to share our story of what we do every day within our own families and operations....

New provisions of Texas Farm Animal Liability Act go into effect Sept. 1

published: August 24th 2021 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

Anyone who owns livestock in Texas, including horses, cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, fowl and honey bees in a managed colony, need to be aware of key changes to the Texas Farm Animal Liability Act that will be effective Sept....

Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course helps ranchers manage bottom line

published: August 20th 2021 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

Equipping cattle producers with the knowledge and tools to improve their bottom line is the goal of the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course, which is coordinated by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and held on the Texas A&M University campus each August....

Ranchers now need to post sign

published: August 20th 2021 by: Martha Hollida Garrett

Amendments to Texas Farm Animal Liability Act effective Sept. 1 Governor Abbott signed House Bill 365 on June 4, 2021, which was introduced to the 87th Legislative Session by Represen-tative Andrew Murr....

TSCRA elects leadership

published: August 20th 2021 source: TSCRA

The Texas & South-western Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) met the last weekend of July and voted in seven new board members. Those members are John Greer, Henrietta; Heath Grigg, Kingsville; Stefan March-man, Fort Worth, Frank McLellan, Takoka; Wade Perks, San Angelo; James Uhl, Fort McKavett; and Tom Watson, Mule-shoe....

Beef cow numbers continue to decrease at national level

published: August 20th 2021 by: Kenny Burdine source: University of Kentucky

On Friday, July 23rd, USDA-NASS released their mid-year estimates of U.S. cattle inventory. Most all beef related inventory categories were lower, with all cattle and calves down 1.3% from July 1, 2020....

Practical landowner tips on key legal issues offered in online class

published: August 20th 2021 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

The award-winning course, Owning Your Piece of Texas: Key Laws Texas Landowners Need to Know, which has been taught across the state by Texas A&M AgriLife Ex-tension Service’s Tiffany Dowell Lashmet and team, is now available online....

Texas Beef Council releases 2021-2025 Long Range Plan

published: August 20th 2021 by: Victoria Heller source: Texas Beef Council

The Texas Beef Council (TBC) has released its official 2021-2025 Long Range Plan. Developed over the past few months, this new five-year plan will guide TBC through 2025.     “In any industry, it’s important to take a hard look at where you’ve been, where you are today and where you want to go in the future,” said Brad Hastings, TBC chair ....

A look ahead at COF and beef production

published: August 19th 2021 by: David P. Anderson, Professor and Extensi source: The Ohio Beef Leader

  Friday, August 20th brings the next USDA Cattle on Feed report fewer placements, marketings, and cattle on feed than a year ago. The report will have some implications for beef production in coming months....

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