Feed efficiency focus of online contest

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Dan Hale, 979-845-2053, dhale@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A feed efficiency online contest will help cattle producers better understand the merits of measuring residual feed intake and behavior of beef cattle, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Dan Hale, AgriLife Extension meat specialist, and his […]

Texas crop, weather for Sept. 30, 2014

State hay supplies range from surplus to practically non-existent Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – What is the status of statewide hay supplies? It depends upon where you are, according to Dr. Larry Redmon, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service state forage specialist, College Station. East of U.S. Interstate 35, all the way to […]

Denton County Horse Tour set for October 11

DENTON – Denton County is the self-proclaimed Lexington, Kentucky of Texas when it comes to the equine industry, according to Brandon Boughen, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for the county. “It is the home to over 26 thousand horses, which sustain numerous related businesses and professions such as breeders, trainers, boarding facilities, veterinary services, […]

Brush Busters program to be highlighted in Oct. 2 webinar

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact:  Dr. Morgan Russell, 325-653-4576, morgan.russell@ag.tamu.edu Pete Flores, 361-362-9201, Pete.Flores@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Brush management is a challenging problem for livestock producers and landowners throughout the state, but guidance will be offered at an Oct. 2 webinar by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service ecosystem science and management unit. “Brush Busters” […]

AgriLife Extension sets Oct. 7 Beef Cattle and Range Tour at Post

Sept. 26, 2014       Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Greg Jones, 806-495-4400, gw-jones@tamu.edu   POST – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a multi-county Beef Cattle and Range Tour from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at Post. The program will convene at the Post Community Center for the morning session, […]

Intensification focus of Eng Foundation Symposium

Cattle industry representatives hear latest research on expanding cowherd Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Tryon Wickersham, 979-845-1541, tryon@tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO – Record cattle prices resulting from all-time low cow numbers in the U.S. is signaling expansion among ranchers across the country, according to experts. However, land availability and available capital are challenges in […]

Texas crop, weather for Sept. 23, 2014

Corn yields so far some of the best in years Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The corn harvest finished in the southern and eastern parts of the state with generally pretty good yields and some outstanding ones, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist. “In the Gulf Coast region, yields […]

AgriLife Extension sets wheat/stocker cattle program for Oct. 14 in Cross Plains

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Jerry Warren, 325-854-5835, jwarren@ag.tamu.edu Scott Anderson, 325-646-0386, sa-anderson@tamu.edu   CROSS PLAINS – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a multi-county stocker cattle and wheat program beginning at 6 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Cross Plains Community Center, 108 North Beech St. in Cross Plains. The program […]

Applied nutrition modeling producing beef more profitably, helping reduce methane emissions in feedlots

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Luis Tedeschi, 979-845-5062, luis.tedeschi@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Nutritional modeling systems developed in the department of animal science at Texas A&M University have helped participating Texas feedlot operators keep feed costs in check and produce beef more profitably. Now, these models have the potential to be applied to help […]

Master Marketer Program to begin in January in Amarillo

AgriLife Extension economist: Seats will fill fast, so register early Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Steve Amosson, 806-677-5600, samosson@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – Agriculture producers must develop better marketing skills to improve their bottom line in times of greater market price volatility, and the Master Marketer Program is the place to get that training, said […]