AgriLife Research projects evaluate feeder cattle on yeast-grain diet

COLLEGE STATION – Yeast is a staple ingredient found in many breads, but it also could play a major role in feeding cattle and producing higher quality beef. Dr. Luis Tedeschi, Texas A&M AgriLife Research Faculty Fellow, and graduate student Whitney Crossland are studying the effects of yeast as part of an extensive fed-cattle study. […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report — March 7

COLLEGE STATION – Rising fuel prices could mean higher costs for producers and eventually consumers, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. Dr. Mark Welch, College Station, said he saw indications of fuel prices bottoming out late last year. And since January, there have been signs of overall inflation within the economy. Higher fuel […]

Cross returns to animal science faculty in teaching, research roles

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Russell Cross, who has served as head of the department of animal science at Texas A&M University in College Station for the past eight years, has returned to a full-time faculty role effective March 1 and will serve in both teaching and research capacities. Dr. Cliff Lamb, who has served as […]

West Texas bees doubt groundhog’s extended winter prediction

SAN ANGELO – SPLAT! West Texas honey bees are on the move, so motorists shouldn’t be surprised if their windshields are strafed by a hapless swarm in coming weeks, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist. Dr. Charles Allen, of San Angelo, said the unusually warm February, touted as the warmest on record here, […]

Rainwater harvesting program set March 30 in Copperas Cove

COPPERAS COVE –  A Rainwater Harvesting for Homeowners program will be held from 6-8 p.m. March 30 in Copperas Cove. The class will be at the Copperas Cove Public Library, located at 501 S. Main St. The program is a collaborative effort among Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, the Lampasas […]

Specialty irrigation courses offered in College Station March 14-15

COLLEGE STATION – Two specialty irrigation courses will be offered in College Station on permitting of wastewater for irrigation use and advanced landscape irrigation auditing March 14-15. The courses, Permitting of Alternative Water for Irrigation and Advanced Landscape Irrigation Auditing, are offered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Cost for both courses is $165. […]

Lamb named department head for Texas A&M animal science

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Cliff Lamb has been named department head for animal science at Texas A&M University in College Station, according to Dr. Mark Hussey, vice chancellor and dean for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Lamb comes to Texas A&M after serving as assistant director of the University of Florida-North Florida Research […]

AgriLife Extension sets landscape school in San Angelo

SAN ANGELO – Aspiring home landscapers anxious to install or rejuvenate their yards this spring, should add the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service landscape school to their to-do list. The  Earth-Kind Landscape Design School is set for 6-9 p.m. March 20, 21, 27 and 28 in San Angelo, said Allison Watkins, AgriLife Extension horticulturist in […]

Annual AgriLife ram test joins sheep, goat expo slated for Aug. 18-19

SAN ANGELO—Even after 70 years the annual Texas A&M AgriLife Ram Performance Test is not averse to change, organizers said. Instead of the traditional field day and sale of some of the top Rambouillet rams that  successfully completed the test, breeders this year opted to join the 2017 Texas Sheep and Goat Expo, a statewide […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report — Feb. 28

COLLEGE STATION – Cattle market prices have been on the rise as feedlots and meat packers try to keep up with demand, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Recent rises in cattle prices have been due to various market conditions from the pasture to the grill, said Dr. David Anderson, AgriLife Extension economist, […]