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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Human wellness goal of new initiative from AgriLife Extension, Scott & White

TEMPLE — A state adult education agency and a major regional healthcare entity are joining forces to help improve the health of residents in the Central Texas area served by the two. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service based in College Station and Scott & White Health Plan based in Temple have forged an agreement […]

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 […]

Canola production part of presentation lineup at Texas Plant Protection Conference

Conference theme is future use of water and its impact on agriculture Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu BRYAN – Canola cropping practices will be featured at the Texas Plant Protection Association Conference scheduled Dec. 10-11 at the Brazos Center, 3232 Briarcrest Drive in Bryan. Dr. Clark Neely, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service small grains and […]

Carpenter inducted into Meat Industry Hall of Fame

Contact: Maggie Tucker, 979-845-1542, maggie.tucker@ag.tamu.edu   COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Zerle Carpenter, Texas A&M University professor emeritus of animal science and director emeritus of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, was recently inducted into the Meat Industry Hall of Fame. Carpenter was among six inductees selected from more than 75 nominations encompassing all areas of red […]

Ranchers hear key factors to growing forage at rebuilding beef herd symposium

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Larry Redmon, 979-845-4826, l-redmon@tamu.edu FRANKLIN – Ranchers should be mindful of three important components of pasture health when considering restocking beef cattle, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Larry Redmon, AgriLife Extension state forage specialist in College Station, said water, fertilizer and protection are […]