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 […]

$1.5 million grant awarded to AgriLife Research scientist to study placental adaptation

Contact: Courtney Coufal, 979-845-1542, cacoufal@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Carey Satterfield, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist and associate professor in the department of animal science at Texas A&M University in College Station, has been awarded a $1.5 million grant to study placental adaptation to maternal malnutrition. The study will develop a better understanding of how […]

‘Exciting times’ in the cattle business moving forward

Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course features cattle market outlook, trends Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – As temperatures in College Station reached 100 degrees during Monday’s opening general session of the 61st Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course, it could also accurately describe a red-hot cattle market the past two years. “These […]

Texas A&M entities helping understand, monitor Chagas disease

SAN ANTONIO – To keep both animals and humans protected from Chagas disease, Texas A&M University System entities have been studying the parasite-host-vector interaction at sites in South Central Texas. Chagas is the common name for a disease transmitted by insects and animals that can cause severe symptoms, even death, in humans. It is responsible […]

Mid-South Ruminant Conference will be in Grapevine Aug. 20-21

DALLAS – The Mid-South Ruminant Nutrition Conference will be held Aug. 20-21 at the Embassy Suites, 2401 Bass Pro Drive in Grapevine. The conference is sponsored by the Texas Animal Nutrition Council and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Presenters include experts from the American Feed Industry Association, Perdue AgriBusiness Animal Nutrition, Cornell University, Cumberland […]

Study: Economic challenges persist for cattle producers looking to expand herds

High cattle prices, availability of replacement cows persist Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu CORPUS CHRISTI – Texas cattle producers looking to restock herds may choose to examine all options as financial dynamics have changed due to historic high cattle prices, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economists. A recent Financial and Risk Management Assistance […]