Livestock outlook, horticulture marketing highlight A&M ag economics tailgate Sept. 12

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259,  b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Parr Rosson, 979-845-2116, prosson@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Emerging Issues in Livestock and Horticulture Marketing will be the featured seminar presentation scheduled from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sept. 12 as part of the Texas A&M University department of agricultural economics tailgate activities at the AgriLife Center in College Station. The AgriLife […]

Cow Country Congress set for Oct. 23 at Maysel Ranch in Fairfield

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Erin Davis, 903-389-3436, erin.davis@ag.tamu.edu FAIRFIELD – Area beef producers will learn how to prepare cattle for feedlots and hear the latest in feral hog management at the Cow Country Congress 2015, scheduled Oct. 23 at Maysel Ranch near Fairfield. The ranch is located east of Fairfield off of State […]

Texas crop, weather for Aug. 25, 2015

Hot, still cloudy days result in farm pond fish kills Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A combination of weather patterns is causing wholesale die-offs of fish in many East and North Texas farm ponds and lakes, according to Dr. Billy Higginbotham, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service wildlife specialist, Overton. Most of the […]

Northern 4-H Academy hosting open house Aug. 29 in Brenham

Contact: Kara Matheney, 979-277-6212, kjmatheney@ag.tamu.edu BRENHAM – The Northern 4-H Academy will host Road Map to Success with 4-H from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Blinn College Student Center, 902 College Ave. in Brenham. Texas 4-H is the youth component of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Attendees will learn how […]

It’s shaping up to be a jubilee quail year

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Dale Rollins, 325-653-4576, d-rollins@tamu.edu   SAN ANGELO – From seemingly teetering on the brink of extinction to roaring back with a vengeance, wild quail seem to have made a miraculous comeback across Texas, said one wildlife expert. “The 2015-16 quail season is going to be the best we’ve […]

Livestock producers urged to watch for toxic plants

Extreme heat, dry conditions can lead to possible losses Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Tam Garland, 979-845-3414, tgarland@tvmdl.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Extreme heat and dry conditions can lead to a shortage of grass, and an opportunity to consume toxic plants and forages found in Texas rangelands. Livestock producers should be aware of potential […]

Texas crop, weather for Aug. 18, 2015

Incidences of cattle theft continue to rise Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Cattle prices continued their upward climb in the past week, according Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service regional reports. And as cattle prices continued to be high, the rate of cattle rustling was rising. “The rates of cattle theft have been […]

Nesting habitat is vital to healthy quail populations

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu    Contact: Becky Ruzicka, 661-618-3956, Becky.Ruzicka@tamu.edu      DALLAS – Maintaining a healthy wild quail population hinges on the success of their annual production, because they are short lived and have a high mortality rate, said a Texas quail expert. “Without large numbers of new birds being added to […]

Study examines decline of Texas livestock auction markets

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Declining cow numbers have led to consolidation in Texas livestock auction markets following devastating droughts the past decade, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service study. Dr. David Anderson, AgriLife Extension Service livestock marketing economist, provided an overview recently at the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short […]

Wildfire season is here

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu   Contact: Dr. Morgan Russell, 325-657-7317, morgan.russell@ag.tamu.edu   SAN ANGELO – Wildfire season is here and there’s fuel to burn.            That’s the assessment of Dr. Morgan Russell, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service range specialist at San Angelo. She said during the week of Aug. 9, the Texas A&M Forest Service responded […]