Texas A&M family awarded Reserve American Breed Champion at State Fair of Texas

COLLEGE STATION – Right out of the chute, the Daniels family already has garnered far more success starting out in show cattle events than they initially expected. Dan Daniels, Texas A&M University Class of ‘99 and owner of D&D Moving and Storage in College Station, said he could hardly contain the excitement after his step-daughter, […]

Beef producers need to be selective when choosing replacement heifers

BRYAN – Spiraling cattle prices in recent weeks are not leaving much wiggle room when it comes to marketing calves and replacement females to fit current trends, according to cattle experts. The recent Brazos Valley Beef and Forage Expo held at the Brazos Valley Livestock Commission featured talks that included purchasing replacement heifers, evaluating feeder […]

Cargill to fill AgriLife Extension agent position in Throckmorton County

THROCKMORTON – Kloey Cargill of Oklahoma City has accepted the position of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent in Throckmorton County. Her first day is Oct. 17. She will spend the next month in Baylor County training in the First Step program before starting in Throckmorton County full time. “We look […]

Southwest Dairy Day to highlight animal care, environmental protection

DALHART – Southwest Dairy Day on Oct. 20 will feature technology and herd management practices used by the Sherman and Avila families at Avi-Lanche Jerseys dairy, 13390 U.S. Highway 385, north of Dalhart. Southwest Dairy Day is hosted annually by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, rotating between the dairy areas around Stephenville and the […]

Expert warns screwworm return could have a huge impact on livestock, hunting industries

STEPHENVILLE – The return of screwworms would deal a severe blow to the ranching and hunting industries, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service veterinary entomologist at Stephenville. The observation by Dr. Sonja Swiger came as the result of the flesh-eating pest being confirmed in Florida. Swiger said Dr. Thomas Hairgrove, AgriLife Extension veterinary specialist […]

Texas Barbecue Town Hall Meeting scheduled Dec. 12 in College Station

COLLEGE STATION – A Texas Barbecue Town Hall meeting organized to brief those involved in the commercial barbecue business is scheduled for Dec. 12 at Texas A&M University in College Station. “This is the third year for the Town Hall meeting,” said Dr. Jeff Savell, one of the leaders of the Texas barbecue program, as […]

45th South Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic Oct. 28 in Brenham

BRENHAM – Live cattle demonstrations, calving season recommendations plus proper chute-side methods and other presentations are scheduled Oct. 28 at the 45th South Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic in Brenham. The clinic will be held at the Washington County Fairgrounds Sales Facility, 1305 E. Blue Bell Road. The program is sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife […]

More women taking on agricultural land ownership

FREDERICKSBURG – “Learn, support, educate” may not have been the theme but was the outcome of the second annual conference for women interested in conservation and stewardship of land in the Edwards Plateau, according to participants and presenters alike. https://youtu.be/vfWcEVkrgg4 The Women in Wildlife Conservation conference recently held in Fredericksburg and attended by more than […]

Brazos Valley Beef and Forage Expo Oct. 14

BRYAN – Beef cattle producers will hear a market outlook, plus learn more about replacement heifer and feeder cattle evaluations at the Brazos Valley Beef and Forage Expo Oct. 14 at the Brazos Valley Livestock Commission, 6095 State Highway 21 in Bryan. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the program beginning at 9 a.m. and […]

Meat goats prove worth in six-year market study

SAN ANGELO – A six-year Texas A&M AgriLife study proved what many West Texas stockmen know; properly managed meat goats are valuable property, no matter how many you have.    Bill Thompson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist, and Dr. Dan Waldron, Texas A&M Agrilife Research geneticist, both at San Angelo, and Dr. Rob Hogan, […]