Plant and Animal Health http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/5648/more en Livestock Indemnity Program may offer benefits for livestock death losses http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/livestock-indemnity-program-may-offer-benefits-livestock-death-losses <div class="field-byline"> Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Livestock Indemnity Program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture provides benefits to livestock producers for livestock deaths in excess of normal mortality caused by adverse weather.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/livestock-indemnity-program-may-offer-benefits-livestock-death-losses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/livestock-indemnity-program-may-offer-benefits-livestock-death-losses#comments Livestock Livestock Tue, 14 Jun 2016 16:02:00 +0000 99441 at http://southwestfarmpress.com When ticks bite: Part 3 http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/when-ticks-bite-part-3 <div class="field-byline"> Leilana McKindra, OSU Communications Specialist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The most effective front line defense against ticks is a repellant containing DEET.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/when-ticks-bite-part-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/when-ticks-bite-part-3#comments Livestock Livestock Thu, 09 Jun 2016 13:33:00 +0000 99311 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Experts anticipate this year&rsquo;s tick season will be longer and possibly more intense after recent mild winters and wet springs. Hard ticks, such as the American dog tick&nbsp; will be a main concern for Oklahomans.</p> Protecting the family against ticks: Part 2 http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/protecting-family-against-ticks-part-2 <div class="field-byline"> Leilana McKindra, OSU Communications Specialist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Our biggest concerns would be the American dog tick and the lone star tick because these two are involved with tick-borne pathogens,” Talley said.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/protecting-family-against-ticks-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/protecting-family-against-ticks-part-2#comments Livestock Livestock Wed, 08 Jun 2016 14:19:00 +0000 99301 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Heartland and Bourbon viruses are among multiple pathogens connected to the lone star tick.</p> Part 1 of 3: Oklahoma facing potential for heavy tick infestations http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/part-1-3-oklahoma-facing-potential-heavy-tick-infestations <div class="field-byline"> Leilana McKindra, OSU Communications Specialist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Not only do you have ideal environmental conditions, but you also have ideal pasture conditions that allow wild animals to import tick populations.”</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/part-1-3-oklahoma-facing-potential-heavy-tick-infestations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/part-1-3-oklahoma-facing-potential-heavy-tick-infestations#comments Livestock Human Resources Livestock Tue, 07 Jun 2016 13:12:00 +0000 99291 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Experts anticipate this year&rsquo;s tick season will be longer and possibly more intense after recent mild winters and wet springs. Hard ticks, such as the American dog tick (shown here) and the lone star tick, will be a main concern for Oklahomans.</p> Texas weather rough ride for farmers http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/texas-weather-rough-ride-farmers <div class="node-body article-body">Last week's storms represent only the latest barrage of unstable weather across the region this spring.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/texas-weather-rough-ride-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/texas-weather-rough-ride-farmers#comments Cotton Grains Livestock Vegetables Cotton Flooding Grains Hay Livestock Vegetables Mon, 23 May 2016 15:08:00 +0000 99031 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Livestock budget updates help calculate expense and profit http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/livestock-budget-updates-help-calculate-expense-and-profit <div class="field-byline"> Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“The spreadsheets give producers the ability to produce individualized budgets for their operations,” said Jerry Cornforth, AgriLife Extension economist, College Station. </div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/livestock-budget-updates-help-calculate-expense-and-profit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/livestock-budget-updates-help-calculate-expense-and-profit#comments Livestock Livestock Mon, 23 May 2016 14:28:00 +0000 99021 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>A series of spreadsheets is now available to help producers develop planning budgets for the current year.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin) Agricultural law specialist: Good farm practices, careful hiring practices thwart legal issues http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/agricultural-law-specialist-good-farm-practices-careful-hiring-practices-thwart-legal-issu <div class="field-byline"> Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Farm owners may need to implement a few extra policies to prevent deceitful employees from creating videos on a farm.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/agricultural-law-specialist-good-farm-practices-careful-hiring-practices-thwart-legal-issu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/agricultural-law-specialist-good-farm-practices-careful-hiring-practices-thwart-legal-issu#comments Livestock Livestock Thu, 17 Mar 2016 16:06:00 +0000 97751 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Livestock operators should develop hiring practices to reduce the possibility of deceitful videos posted to social media, says a Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension ag law specialist.</p> Ag Appreciation Luncheon offers opportunity to honor farmers and ranchers http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/ag-appreciation-luncheon-offers-opportunity-honor-farmers-and-ranchers-0 <div class="node-body video-body"> I got to explain why I love my job and describe the reasons I believe agriculture remains the most important industry in the country.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/ag-appreciation-luncheon-offers-opportunity-honor-farmers-and-ranchers-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/ag-appreciation-luncheon-offers-opportunity-honor-farmers-and-ranchers-0#comments Management Corn Cotton Grain Sorghum Livestock Peanuts Wheat Wed, 16 Mar 2016 13:19:00 +0000 97721 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>harvest season is a great time to visit a farm.</p> Three new reports from Texas AgriLife of interest to livestock operations http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/three-new-reports-texas-agrilife-interest-livestock-operations <div class="field-byline"> Texas AgriLife media </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Livestock producers may be interested in three new reports from Texas AgriLife experts.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/three-new-reports-texas-agrilife-interest-livestock-operations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/three-new-reports-texas-agrilife-interest-livestock-operations#comments Livestock Livestock Tue, 15 Mar 2016 15:46:00 +0000 97681 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>A recent Texas A&amp;M AgriLife study details the importance of selecting genetically superior bulls in rebuilding a cow/calf operation.</p> (AgriLife Extension photo by Joe Paschal) Sonora AgriLife research station marks 100 years http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/sonora-agrilife-research-station-marks-100-years <div class="field-byline"> Steve Byrns, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Today, Walker said the station’s research has branched into a number of areas relating to noxious plant control, profitability of ranching and wildlife management.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/sonora-agrilife-research-station-marks-100-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/sonora-agrilife-research-station-marks-100-years#comments Livestock Events Livestock Wed, 24 Feb 2016 16:41:00 +0000 97311 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Sheep producers inspect rams during a long ago performance test at the Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Research station at Sonora/Rocksprings.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Research photo)