Cattle producers can add revenue through cost-effective calf management

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Mac Young, 361-265-9203, amyoung@ag.tamu.edu CORPUS CHRISTI – A new Farm Assistance study conducted by specialists with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service reveals cattle producers can add significant net cash farm income to their operations on top of already high cattle prices by implementing cost-effective calf management practices. As […]

AgriLife Extension offers estate planning workshops in Lubbock, Lamb counties in September

    Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Robert Scott, 806-775-1680, rj-scott@tamu.edu Mandi Seaton, 806-385-4222, mkseaton@ag.tamu.edu   LUBBOCK – South Plains landowners seeking farm and ranch estate planning information will have two chances to find it in September. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct two estate planning seminars with similar curriculums on Sept. […]

Dairy provisions highlight Muleshoe farm bill educational program

    Dr. Joe Outlaw, co-director, Agricultural and Food Policy Center at Texas A&M, and Dr. Scott Brown nationally recognized dairy economist, to speak Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jackie Smith, 806-746-6101,  j-smith34@tamu.edu   MULESHOE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct an educational program on the 2014 farm bill’s dairy […]

Ranchers weigh options on replacement heifers amid historic high prices

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Stan Bevers, 940-552-9941, sbevers@ag.tamu.edu Editor’s note: This report has a video available at http://youtu.be/YBmgINs4Ayc  COLLEGE STATION – When it comes to replacement heifers in beef cattle operations, producers are faced with a dilemma: Raise them, buy them or sell them and “take the money and run,” said a Texas A&M […]

AgriLife Extension names new Floyd County agent

  Cristen Brooks accepts agriculture and natural resources post   Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Michael Clawson, 806-746-6101, m-clawson@tamu.edu   FLOYDADA – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has named Cristen Brooks the new agriculture and natural resources agent for Floyd County. The announcement was made by Floyd County Judge Penny Golightly and Michael […]

Eng symposium to explore innovative practices in cow-calf systems

Contact: Courtney Coufal, 979-845-1542, cacoufal@tamu.edu Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO – Exploring expansion of cattle herds will be discussed at the 2014 Kenneth and Caroline McDonald Eng Foundation Symposium, scheduled Sept. 18-19 at the Embassy Suites Riverwalk, 125 E. Houston St. in San Antonio. “Innovative Intensification in Cow-Calf Systems” is the second […]

Temple Grandin stresses the little things on ways to handle livestock

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – When it comes to handling livestock, observing the little things can make for a more pleasant experience – both for the animal and the livestock, according to Dr. Temple Grandin, Colorado State University professor and animal scientist. “I stress to students the need to be observant,” said […]

AgriLife Extension Wheat Production Meeting set for Aug. 20 in Muleshoe

    Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Curtis Preston, 806-272-4584, c-preston@tamu.edu   MULESHOE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bailey County will conduct a Wheat Production Meeting at 9 a.m. Aug. 20 at the AgriLife Extension office located at 118 W. Ave. C in Muleshoe. “Wheat planting time is almost upon us, […]

Gary Smith rejoins Texas A&M animal science faculty

Contact: Courtney Coufal, 979-249-6301, cacoufal@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Gary Smith has rejoined the Texas A&M University department of animal science as a visiting professor in College Station. Smith previously worked at Texas A&M as professor from 1969-1982 and head of the department of animal science from 1982-1990. In addition, effective July 1, Smith also […]

Russian ban on U.S. agricultural products to affect Texas

Beef, poultry exports among Texas commodities Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Luis Ribera, 956-968-5581, LARibera@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Russia’s ban on U.S. agricultural products would be costly, especially to Texas, with the biggest impact to beef and poultry exporters, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. The proposed ban is in […]