Experts: Think outside the box when selecting replacement cattle

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu BRENHAM – With cattle prices at record highs, ranchers looking to build back beef cattle herds need to take careful consideration of the composition of replacement heifers to yield top-quality calves, according to experts. About 200 cattle producers attended the recent 43rd South Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic in Brenham, hearing […]

AgriLife Extension’s South Plains district hires three new county agents

  New agents added in Terry, Parmer and Scurry counties   Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Michael Clawson, 806-746-6101, m-clawson@tamu.edu   LUBBOCK – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has added three new county agents to the South Plains district’s 20-county roster, said the district’s administrator. “Ronda White became the new AgriLife Extension family […]

‘Focus on Wheat’ added to Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show educational lineup

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Nathan Carr, 806-373-0713, rncarr@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host a program on wheat during the Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show on Dec. 2 in the Amarillo Civic Center Grand Plaza, 401 S. Buchanan St. in Amarillo. “Focus on Wheat in the Texas Panhandle” will […]

Expert: Amid historic-high cattle prices, producers can capture extra dollars

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Levi Russell, 361-265-9203, lrussell@tamu.edu BRENHAM – Though cattle prices have reached historic highs, there could be potential to make extra dollars and possibly add more young cows to a herd at current prices, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. Dr. Levi Russell, AgriLife Extension economist […]

AgriLife Extension sets second round of South Plains farm bill decision-aid meetings

    Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jackie Smith, 806-746-6101, j-smith34@tamu.edu   LUBBOCK – The second round of farm bill decision-aid meetings conducted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service county agents across the South Plains during the next two months will begin Nov. 25, said a keynote speaker for the meetings. Dr. Jackie […]

AgriLife Extension offers three educational events at annual Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Nathan Carr, 806-373-0713, rncarr@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be providing three educational events during this year’s Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show, set for Dec. 2-4 at the Amarillo Civic Center, 401 S. Buchanan St. in Amarillo. “We are trying to meet producers where they […]

Five inducted into Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Ed Rister, 979-845-4911, e-rister@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Five business professionals were recently inducted into the Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry in the department of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University during a dinner and reception in Bryan. The inductees are Cody Catalena (‘97), Lynn Elliott (‘73), Larry Kokel […]

Two Lubbock-based Texas A&M AgriLife staffers garner national recognition

    Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Dana Porter, 806-746-6101, d-porter@tamu.edu Jim Bordovsky, 806-746-6101, j-bordovsky@tamu.edu   LUBBOCK – Helping farmers to better use microirrigation systems to sustainably irrigate their land during dry times has earned national recognition for two Texas A&M AgriLife staffers at Lubbock.     Dr. Dana Porter, Texas A&M AgriLife […]

2014 farm bill, online decision aid training event Nov. 10 in Salt Lake City

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – A one-day 2014 farm bill overview and producer decision aid demonstration and training is scheduled Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center, 255 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah. There is no cost to attend the […]

Corn prices expected to edge up, could pressure fed cattle bids in 2015

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Mark Welch, 979-845-8011,JMWelch@tamu.edu BRYAN  - Recent lower prices in corn could translate into fewer planted acres in 2015, potentially putting pressure on bids for beef cattle next year, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. However, Dr. Mark Welch, AgriLife Extension grains marketing economist in College […]