More fall grazing for stocker cattle possible with mixed small grains

COLLEGE STATION – Mixing spring crops with winter wheat might boost forage for stocker cattle grazing across Texas, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. Roughly half of the 6 million wheat acres in Texas are grazed on any given year, said Dr. Clark Neely, AgriLife Extension state small grains and oilseed specialist […]

Multi-County Land and Livestock Workshop slated for Dec. 1 in Eden

EDEN – The Multi-County Land and Livestock Workshop is set for 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Roy Burnes Civic Center, located in Pfluger Park, 1307 Broadway, Eden. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program is being conducted by the offices in Menard, Concho and McCulloch counties. “We’re seeing some big changes in everything […]

Angora goat test to begin with delivery of animals Dec. 7

SONORA – The 2017 Texas A&M AgriLife Angora Goat Performance Test is set to begin with delivery of the bucks on Dec. 7 to the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Station at Sonora. The station is located 28 miles south of Sonora on U.S. Highway 55, between Sonora and Rocksprings. “The purpose of this program is […]

Southwest Beef Symposium set for Jan. 11-12 in Roswell

ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO – The Southwest Beef Symposium, a two-state educational program jointly hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service, is set for Jan. 11-12 at the Roswell Convention Center, 912 N. Main St. in Roswell, New Mexico.               This year’s theme will be “What’s to […]

Texas A&M helps step up conservation documentation, efficiency

COLLEGE STATION – Are conservation investments and programs achieving their intended goals on U.S. rangelands? A recently published paper in Ecological Applications determined the answer is no, and outlined ways to improve their effectiveness and outcomes. The findings recommend developing a network that will create a more comprehensive and integrated platform to support evidence-based conservation […]

Beef cattle outlook to be featured at 55th Blackland Income Growth Conference

WACO – A 2017 cattle market outlook will be one of the featured topics at the 55th Blackland Income Growth Conference set for Dec. 13 at the at the Extraco Events Center, 4601 Bosque Blvd. in Waco. The conference is sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Waco Chamber of Commerce. Dr. […]

Plans for third Texas Sheep and Goat Expo underway

SAN ANGELO – Wheels are in motion for a third Texas Sheep and Goat Expo based on  strong feedback from planners and participants of the Aug. 2016 event held at San Angelo’s Spur Arena, said the event’s chairman. Marvin Ensor, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service regional program leader at San Angelo, said a recent planning […]