Poultry program in Fort Worth June 28 focuses on reducing heat stress for flocks

Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Fred Hall, 817-884-1946, fmhall@ag.tamu.edu FORT WORTH – Summer heat can zap the production quality and quantity of poultry flocks, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Flock owners can learn many best management practices for keeping hens cooler at a program scheduled from 6-7:30 p.m. June 28 […]

AgriLife Extension experts: Livestock parasites, pests likely to proliferate due to wet weather

By: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752,  paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Rick Machen, 830-278-9151, rick.machen@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Reid Redden, 325-653-4576, reid.redden@ag.tamu.edu Mary Wicksten, 979-845-3388, m-wicksten@tamu.edu Dr. Mike Merchant, 972-952-9204, michael.merchant@ag.tamu.edu UVALDE — Excessive rains in many parts of the state have Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts concerned about the possibility of increased parasite and pest activity with livestock. “Wet weather […]

Wildlife Symposium slated for May 11 in Leming

By: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dale Rankin, 830-224-0366, dale.rankin@ag.tamu.edu LEMING – A Wildlife Symposium will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 11 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Atascosa County, 25 E. 5th St. in Leming. The symposium on wildlife is being coordinated by AgriLife Extension offices in […]

Beef, forage symposium and cattleman’s meeting set for May 10 in Leming

By: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Bryan Davis, 830-393-7357, bryan.davis@ag.tamu.edu LEMING – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Atascosa, Bexar, Frio and Wilson counties and the Atascosa Cattleman’s Association will present a Beef and Forage Educational Symposium and the association’s annual meeting May 10 in Leming. The symposium will be from 9 a.m. to […]

Randel recognized by American Brahman Breeders Association with Friend of the Year award

HOUSTON — Dr. Ron Randel, Texas A&M AgriLife Research physiologist, received the American Brahman Breeders Association Friend of the Year award during the Houston Livestock and Rodeo’s International Brahman Show earlier this year. Randel is based at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton and oversees several projects focused on the reproductive […]

Texas crop, weather for Feb. 10, 2016

Chilling hours for peaches generally on target across the state Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – It’s been a generally mild winter, and the state’s peach orchards have pretty much been doing what one would expect: “chilling,” said Monte Nesbitt, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service pecan, fruit and citrus specialist, College Station. Nesbitt […]

East Texas Pasture Management Program set Feb. 12 at Overton

Wet, mild winter promises spring weed control challenges Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu OVERTON — This year’s East Texas Pasture Management Program, set Feb. 12 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Center at Overton, will concentrate on not just control of weeds but identification as well, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service forage […]

Experts to discuss bull-selection criteria at Cameron on Nov. 12

Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu CAMERON — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Milam County will host a “Bull Selection for Commercial and Seedstock Beef Producers” program Nov. 12 near Cameron. The training will be held from 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. at 44 Farms, about 1 mile east of Cameron on 1945 County Road 227, […]

Chronic Wasting Disease program slated for Oct. 13 in Bandera

BANDERA – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in cooperation with the Ranchers and Landowners Association and Texas Parks and Wildlife will present a Chronic Wasting Disease program Oct.13 in Bandera. The program will be at the Bandera United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 1103 Cedar St. Registration is at 5:30 p.m. with the program starting […]

Cattle producers should ‘tell their story’ to consumers

Anne Burkholder shares her experiences as Nebraska feedyard operator Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Anne Burkholder, Nebraska feedyard operator and author of the Feed Yard Foodie blog,  says cattle producers should tell their story and become more transparent in developing relationships with consumers. “Consumers are very curious about where their food comes […]