Anthrax increase in Texas: Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Lab helps identify, track high-consequence diseases in animals

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) plays a vital role in animal disease surveillance efforts, including anthrax. On average, TVMDL diagnoses two to three positive cases of anthrax annually in summer months. Thus far in 2019, the agency has confirmed 10 positive cases in several species, including exotic antelope, goats, […]

Grants awarded to AgriLife Extension for sheep, goat genetic advancements 

SAN ANGELO — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in San Angelo has been awarded a trio of grants totaling over $136,000 to further develop research and educational outreach projects related to improving sheep and goat production in Texas. Although it is the largest sheep and goat producing state in terms of numbers, Texas has […]

Selling lambs or goats? AgriLife has an app for that

SAN ANGELO — The Lamb and Goat Market Forecast app for iPhone helps producers pick the best time to sell by projecting marginal revenue per head.  The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the San Angelo State University information technology department developed the predictive program, and it’s available for free at  “This app addresses […]

Big Country Beef Conference slated for Aug. 22 in Abilene

ABILENE — Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host the Big Country Beef Conference on Aug. 22 at the Taylor County Expo Center in the Big Country Hall, 1700 Texas  Highway 36, Abilene. The event will run from 8:15 a.m.-4:15 p.m., with registration and coffee starting at 7:30 a.m. Call the AgriLife Extension office of […]

Plant Secondary Compounds in Livestock Systems to Produce Functional Foods symposium set July 11 in Austin  

AUSTIN — Texas A&M AgriLife Research is presenting a symposium, “Plant Secondary Compounds in Livestock Systems to Produce Functional Foods” on July 11 during the American Society of Animal Science – Canadian Society of Animal Science meeting.  The symposium will run from 9 a.m.-noon in Room 9C of the Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar […]

AgriLife Extension holds 82nd annual National Wool and Mohair Show

SONORA — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office of Sutton County hosted the 82nd annual Wool and Mohair Show, the 59th National 4-H Wool Judging Contest and the 19th National Future Farmers of America Wool Judging Contest June 18-20 in Sonora.  The event had 67 participants entered from nine counties. The national wool judging […]

Lampasas River Watershed Partnership meeting set for July 25 in Lampasas

LAMPASAS – The Lampasas River Watershed Partnership welcomes the public to participate in a stakeholder meeting July 25 in Lampasas. The meeting will be hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife Research at the Lampasas County Farm Bureau Building, 1793 U.S. Highway 281. Sign-in begins at 5:30 p.m., and the meeting will start at 6 p.m. Partnership […]

Texas Sheep and Goat Expo, annual field day schedules announced

SAN ANGELO — The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in San Angelo has announced the schedule for the Texas Sheep and Goat Expo and the 46th annual Sheep and Goat Field Day. The two events historically attract participants nationwide and are the country’s largest sheep and goat events, said Robert Pritz, AgriLife Extension […]

Range, brush program set for July 8 in Brown County

BROWNWOOD — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s  Brown County Range and Brush Program will be held July 8 at the Brown County Fairgrounds, 4206 U.S. Highway 377 S. in Brownwood. Registration will begin at 2:30 p.m., with the program running from 3-8 p.m. A meal will be provided. The fee is $35 with preregistration […]