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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.

Bermuda grass program slated for June 27 in Floresville

published: June 23rd 2017 by: Paul Schattenberg source: Texas AgriLife Today

  FLORESVILLE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a Bermuda Grass Stem Maggot and Hay Management Program June 27 in Floresville. The free program, sponsored by the AgriLife Extension offices in Atascosa, Bexar and Guadalupe counties, will be from 5:30-8 p....

Brush control, chute-side, fencing demonstrations planned for Beef Cattle Short Course

published: June 22nd 2017 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife Today

  COLLEGE STATION – Live cattle working, fence building, tractor equipment and Brush Busters demonstrations are among several activities planned for the 63rd Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course scheduled Aug....

Perdue names leadership in acting roles as USDA reorganization takes shape

published: June 20th 2017 source: USDA

  (Washington, DC, June 16, 2017) – Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today named three individuals who will take on leadership roles as the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) continues the  reorganization announced on May 11, 2017....

Texas Sheep and Goat Expo adds youth component

published: June 19th 2017 by: Steve Byrns source: Texas AgriLife Today

SAN ANGELO – The Texas Sheep and Goat Expo slated for Aug. 18-19 at San Angelo’s First Community Spur Arena has added a youth component. Billed as the largest, most comprehensive educational event of its kind, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-conducted expo addresses wool sheep, hair sheep, meat goats, club lambs and Angora goats....

Select Sires Inc., and Accelerated Genetics to Join Forces

published: June 15th 2017 source: Select Sires

Select Sires Inc., and Accelerated Genetics to Join Forces Plain City, OH & Baraboo, WI, June 13, 2017 – The board of directors for Select Sires Inc., and Accelerated Genetics have reached a unanimous decision to unify the two cooperatives....

U.S., China finalize details to send U.S. beef to China

published: June 13th 2017 source: USDA

(Washington, D.C., June 12, 2017) – As part of the U.S.-China 100-Day Action plan announced on May 11, 2017 by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin, the Trump Administration today has taken important steps toward commercial shipment of U....

Stiles Farm Field Day to feature high/low input farming techniques

published: June 6th 2017 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas Agrilife Today

THRALL – The Stiles Farm Field Day scheduled June 20 will feature the latest innovations in corn, sorghum and cotton production using low and high input methods, plus presentations on herd bull selection and cattle marketing....

USDA revises Angus certification requirements

published: May 31st 2017 source: Meatingplace.com

USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has announced that the agency is revising the live animal specification used for all Angus certified programs to reflect evolving cattle genetics and marketing....

Beef Loving Texans launches new advertising campaign

published: May 30th 2017 by: Misti Martin source: Texas Beef Checkoff

AUSTIN, TX – The Texas Beef Council (TBC) announces the launch of a new ad campaign as part of the ongoing Beef Loving Texans brand movement aimed at elevating Texans’ passion for beef....

Rancher calls on Congress to address ‘Sue and Settle’ abuse

published: May 26th 2017 source: National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

WASHINGTON (May 24, 2017) – If family ranching operations and rural economies are going to survive another generation, Congress must address the problem of so-called “sue and settle” abuse....

Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course set for Aug. 7-9

published: May 25th 2017 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas Agrilife Today

COLLEGE STATION – The 63rd Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course is scheduled Aug. 7-9 at Texas A&M University in College Station.   The short course is the largest beef cattle educational event in the country and attracts more than 1,600 beef cattle producers from Texas and abroad, according to organizers....

Field day focuses on livestock, wildlife management

published: May 19th 2017 source: Noble Foundation

ARDMORE, Okla. — The Noble Research Institute will host a Small Property Livestock and Wildlife Field Day from 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, June 1, at the Noble Research Institute McMilan East Farm, located at 22992 Canyon Road in Madill, Oklahoma....

Mountains of waste could lead to new U.S. manufacturing, jobs

published: May 17th 2017 by: Kathleen Phillips source: Texas Agrilife Today

  COLLEGE STATION — Waste material from the paper and pulp industry soon could be made into anything from tennis rackets to cars. “We have overcome one of the industry’s most challenging issues by discovering how to make good quality carbon fiber from waste,” said Dr....

Complete NCBA’s death tax survey and share your story

published: May 16th 2017 source: National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

  The death tax is a failed economic policy and is in direct conflict with the desire to preserve and protect our nation’s family-owned farms and ranches. Each year livestock producers are forced to make tough choices and expend limited resources for estate tax planning purposes rather than investing in their operation....

Cattlemen Stress Importance of Trade as Senate Confirms New U.S Trade Representative

published: May 15th 2017 source: National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

WASHINGTON (May 11, 2017) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association today applauded the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Robert Lighthizer to be the U.S. Trade Representative. With a growing global marketplace, Craig Uden, NCBA president, said expanding international markets is a top priority for cattlemen....

Hay scam reported in South Texas counties

published: May 11th 2017 source: Texas Department of Agriculture

  The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) would like to warn producers about a scam being run against individuals who have hay for sale. TDA has received alerts from Johnson and Karnes counties about scammers contacting hay sellers....

Summit speakers offer tips to engage and protect the future of animal ag

published: May 10th 2017 source: Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit

May 9, 2017 – The overarching message on how the animal agriculture community can protect the livelihoods of farmers, ranchers, veterinarians and industry professionals is to engage and change the perception of the industry, according to speakers at the 2017 Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit....

Producer sentiment up again

published: May 8th 2017 source: Purdue University

  WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CHICAGO – Producer sentiment toward the agricultural economy inched up six points in April, according to the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer....

Beef nutrition facts to know and share

published: May 3rd 2017 by: Nicole Rodriguez, registered dietitician source: Beef Checkoff

Got beef with beef?  Let's get past the inflammatory headlines and get to the facts.  Here's the real deal behind some of the biggest misconceptions surrounding this delicious, nutritious protein....

Presidential Executive Order on Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity in America

published: April 27th 2017 source: White House

  EXECUTIVE ORDER – – – – – – – PROMOTING AGRICULTURE AND RURAL PROSPERITY IN AMERICA By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to ensure the informed exercise of regulatory authority that affects agriculture and rural communities, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1....

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