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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.

‘Revolutionary change’ coming in trade law, Mid-South Conference keynote says

published: June 24th 2022 by: Mary Hightower source: University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — If the proposed America Competes Act is passed, the United States will see a “revolutionary change in trade law,” Stephen Vaden, judge on the Court of International Trade, told attendees at this year’s Mid-South Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference....

Aquatic vegetation mistakes webinar set June 29

published: June 21st 2022 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

The “Common Aquatic Vegetation Management Mistakes” webinar will be held June 29. The online event is designed for landowners, farmers and ranchers with ponds or livestock tanks on their land....

Texas melon, cantaloupe quality up, yields down

published: June 14th 2022 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

Texas melon producers reported exceptional fruit quality but slightly lower yields amid budget-breaking production costs and stagnant market prices, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts....

Texas stocker cattle program set June 22 in West

published: June 13th 2022 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s 12th annual Central Texas Stocker Cattle Program for McLennan County will be held June 22 in West. The event will be at the West Auction Barn, 20645 N....

AgriLife Extension experts give tips on avoiding heat stress, exhaustion, heatstroke

published: June 8th 2022 by: Paul Schattenberg source: Texas AgriLife Today

  As outdoor temperatures increase, so does the possibility of heat stress or even heat stroke. But there are ways to avoid getting “overheated” this summer, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts....

Savell named TAMU Vice Chancellor and Dean of Agriculture and Life Sciences

published: June 7th 2022 by: Laylan Coelin source: Texas AgriLife Today

The Texas A&M University System’s Board of Regents named a much-decorated professor, Jeffrey W. Savell ‘75, Ph.D., as Vice Chancellor and Dean of Agriculture and Life Sciences for Texas A&M on June 3rd....

Bexar County beef event on June 16 to focus on weeds, brush

published: June 6th 2022 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

The event will be held at 3 p.m. at the AgriLife Extension office in Bexar County, 3355 Cherry Ridge Drive, Suite 208, San Antonio. Refreshments will be provided. It is sponsored by Bexar Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, Alamo Soil and Water Conservation District, Ful-O-Pep and Kraus Seed Haus....

USDA Announces Livestock producers in more than 200 Texas counties are eligible for Drought Recovery Assistance

published: June 3rd 2022 source: Farm Service Agency

Farm Service Agency Now Accepting Applications for 2022 Grazing Losses COLLEGE STATION, Texas, June 2, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is now accepting applications for the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) to provide financial assistance to eligible livestock producers for 2022 grazing losses due to a qualifying drought or wildfire....

Retail meat prices remain high

published: June 2nd 2022 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

Retail meat prices remain higher than last year according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Wholesale beef prices for many cuts are lower than this time last year, but retail prices have not declined yet in turn, said David Anderson, Ph....

Experiment station researcher in search of a more water efficient chicken

published: June 1st 2022 by: Fred Miller source: University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — In a world with shrinking freshwater resources for a growing human population, where do you find enough moisture to grow food? You might start by improving water use efficiency in the world’s number one livestock animal — chickens....

Annual Stiles Farm Field Day to be June 21 in Thrall

published: May 31st 2022 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife Today

The annual Stiles Farm Field Day scheduled from 5:30-8:30 p.m. June 21 will feature strategies on combating high fertilizer and input costs, plus information on new herbicide technology and hemp production in the Blacklands region....

To stop a raging wildfire

published: May 27th 2022 by: Helen White source: Texas AgriLife Today

Spring 2022 had already been a busy wildfire season for the Texas A&M Forest Service personnel based in Mineral Wells, and the wildfire risk showed no sign of stopping anytime soon. The extremely dry fuels of grass and brush paired with the high winds on March 20 to create a combination that could produce a difficult fire situation if one should occur that Sunday morning....

Registration opens for Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course

published: May 27th 2022 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

It’s time for beef cattle producers from all over the world to begin making plans to attend the 68th annual Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course, the largest event of its kind in the nation, scheduled for Aug....

Beefmaster breeder, Fred Long passes

published: May 27th 2022

Fred Long passed away on May 17, 2022. He was born May 29, 1927, in Shidler, Oklahoma to Charles and Eva (Barger) Long.     At the age of 16, he enrolled in The University of Oklahoma. The United States was in the midst of World War II and he joined the United States Navy and was shipped to serve on the USS Block Island CVE Carrier in the Pacific for two years....

Getting real with cattle

published: May 27th 2022 by: Dr. Joe C. Paschal

“Getting Real With Cattle” was the title assigned to me by Michael Kuck, my former student and manager the Luling Foundation for their 95th Annual Field Day last week. Actually, Bonnie Dredla came up with it to make it fit the other presentations addressing the interesting times we live in....

ICA Convention coming

published: May 27th 2022 source: ICA Of Texas

The 48th Annual ICA Convention and Trade-show is swiftly approaching. Registration forms will be mailed out from the state office to your mailbox this week and are available on the ICA website now at icatexas....

Sympathies extended to Weinheimer family...

published: May 27th 2022

Camry Alyse Wein-heimer of Stonewall passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2022, at the age of 25. She was born on July 25, 1996, in Fredericksburg, Texas to Len A. Weinheimer and Wanda Smarr Franz.     The youngest of five,     Weinheimer was always the center of attention....

New AgriLife Extension programs to address direct beef sales

published: May 27th 2022 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

Interest in direct beef sales skyrocketed during the pandemic, along with a public desire to make that local connection in meat sales, so two Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists are planning programs to help navigate this potential new venture for beef producers....

Cattle Raisers applaud Texas Supreme Court decision reaffirming water ownership rights

published: May 27th 2022

Austin--The Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association  (TSCRA)on May 20th applauded the Texas Supreme Court’s decision in the case of Pape Partners v. DRR Family Properties. The ruling reaffirms longstanding precedent on how water rights are considered, interpreted and protected in Texas....

Texas A&M AgriLife announces official move of facilities from Amarillo to Canyon

published: May 26th 2022 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center of Amarillo will move to Canyon to complete an agricultural research, education and outreach powerhouse on the West Texas A&M University campus....

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