Bevers hanging up his AgriLife Extension marketing cap

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Stan Bevers, 940-552-9941 ext. 231, Stan.Bevers@ag.tamu.edu VERNON – Stan Bevers has had a front row seat on the commodity and cattle market roller coaster for many years, but now he’s ready to step off. He will retire Aug. 31. Bevers has been an economist with the Texas A&M AgriLife […]

Mini agriculture conference set for Sept. 12 in Canadian

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Andy Holloway, 806-323-9114, andy.holloway@ag.tamu.edu CANADIAN – A Mini Ag Conference, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, is set for Sept. 12 at the Hemphill County Exhibition Center, 10865 Exhibition Center Road in Canadian. “This program is designed to provide beef producers as well as land and mineral […]

Breeding soundness exams can prevent a financial wreck at the ranch

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — The importance of a breeding soundness exam in herd bulls can prevent costly revenue losses, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. Stan Bevers, AgriLife Extension economist in Vernon, shared the data from a large New Mexico ranch recently during the 62nd Texas A&M Beef […]

Annual AgriLife ram test will start Sept. 12

     Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Dan Waldron, 325-653-4576, d-waldron@tamu.edu Dr. Reid Redden, 325-653-4576, reid.redden@ag.tamu.edu  SAN ANGELO – The 2016-2017 annual Ram Performance Test conducted by Texas A&M will begin Sept. 12 with delivery of the Rambouillet rams to the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, north of San Angelo on […]

Health benefits of beef brisket discussed at Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Texas barbecue is famous for beef brisket and as a bonus for barbecue fans, it has many healthful traits, said Dr. Stephen Smith, Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist. Ground beef produced from the brisket contains high levels of oleic acid, which increases levels of HDL or good […]

Women landowner, wildlife stewardship conference set Oct. 3-4

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Larry Redmon, 979-845-4826, l-redmon@tamu.edu FREDERICKSBURG – Women landowner numbers are growing. Simultaneously, interest in wildlife operations is increasing. An upcoming two-day conference will bring the two together in the Edwards Plateau region. “Women in Wildlife Conservation – Resources to Set a Stewardship Path,” hosted by the Texas A&M […]

Cattle to crops: Randall County Crops Tour set Aug. 30

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. J. D. Ragland, 806-468-5543, j-ragland@tamu.edu CANYON – The 40th annual Randall County Crops Tour hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is set for Aug. 30 at the Kuhlman Extension Center, 200 North Brown Road, Canyon. “We have a good program lined up that offers something for […]

Lone Star Healthy Streams workshop set for Aug. 25 in Gainesville

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Matt Brown, 979-862-8072, matthew.brown@ag.tamu.edu GAINESVILLE – A Lone Star Healthy Streams workshop in the upper Trinity River watershed will be held Aug. 25 at the Landmark Bank Center, 1112 E. California St. in Gainesville. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service workshop will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. […]

International interest rises in Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu   COLLEGE STATION – International interest in the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course continues to grow with beef producers from eight countries represented at the recent 62nd annual event. “Our international beef producers continue to have great interest in how we produce beef here in Texas, and the beef […]

Lone Star Healthy Streams workshop set for Aug. 24 in Centerville

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Matt Brown, 979-862-8072, matthew.brown@ag.tamu.edu CENTERVILLE – A Lone Star Healthy Streams workshop will be held Aug. 24 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Leon County, 113 W. Main, Centerville. The AgriLife Extension workshop will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A catered lunch will be […]