Livestock http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/5767/more en Texas AgriLife livestock specialists look for efficiencies http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/texas-agrilife-livestock-specialists-look-efficiencies <div class="node-body article-body">Texas AgriLife livestock experts discuss improving production efficiency</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/texas-agrilife-livestock-specialists-look-efficiencies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/texas-agrilife-livestock-specialists-look-efficiencies#comments Livestock Beef Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:51:00 +0000 98581 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>A group of calves at the 2016 Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Convention.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin) Production systems, nutrition, fabrication methods to be featured http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/production-systems-nutrition-fabrication-methods-be-featured <div class="field-byline"> Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Producers can learn about all aspects of grass-fed beef production techniques at the conference.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/production-systems-nutrition-fabrication-methods-be-featured" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/production-systems-nutrition-fabrication-methods-be-featured#comments Livestock Beef Fri, 15 Apr 2016 18:46:00 +0000 98281 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Dr. Davey Griffin, Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service meats specialist, will discuss Fabrication from Carcass to Retail Cuts at the grass-fed beef conference May 26-27 in College Station</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin) Beef: It’s still what’s for dinner http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/beef-it-s-still-what-s-dinner <div class="node-body article-body">Red meat is back on the menu for many Americans.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/beef-it-s-still-what-s-dinner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/beef-it-s-still-what-s-dinner#comments Livestock Beef Fri, 01 Apr 2016 14:03:00 +0000 98001 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Cattle numbers continue to grow after a long drought depleted the herd.</p> 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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></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) Stocks weigh heavily on lamb market http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/stocks-weigh-heavily-lamb-market <div class="field-byline"> David P. Anderson, Professor and Extension Economist, Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service, Department of Agricultural Economics and JJ Jones, Extension Economist, Oklahoma State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Historically strong prices reflect continued opportunity for goat meat producers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/stocks-weigh-heavily-lamb-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/stocks-weigh-heavily-lamb-market#comments Livestock Southwest Ag Economic Outlook Livestock Wed, 03 Feb 2016 17:16:00 +0000 96871 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Historically strong prices reflect continued opportunity for goat meat producers in 2016.</p> Red River Crops Conference takes on ag challenges for 2016 http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/red-river-crops-conference-takes-ag-challenges-2016 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Production agriculture faces daunting challenges for the coming growing season, and that tight management of production costs and market opportunities will be essential to make money.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/red-river-crops-conference-takes-ag-challenges-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/red-river-crops-conference-takes-ag-challenges-2016#comments Cotton Beef Conferences Cotton Grains Peanuts Fri, 29 Jan 2016 00:21:00 +0000 96771 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Paul DeLaune, Texas AgriLife agronomist, fields questions from Altus, Okla., farmers Wayne and Fred Schmedt. DeLaune says conservation tillage, rotation and cover crops improve soil health, reduce erosion and increase water infiltration on cropland.</p> Red River Crops Conference: Low prices, high costs challenges for 2016 http://southwestfarmpress.com/markets/red-river-crops-conference-low-prices-high-costs-challenges-2016 <div class="node-body article-body">“No commodity prices look all that good,” said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Economist and Cotton Marketing Specialist John Robinson.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/markets/red-river-crops-conference-low-prices-high-costs-challenges-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/markets/red-river-crops-conference-low-prices-high-costs-challenges-2016#comments Markets Beef Cotton Grains Thu, 28 Jan 2016 19:43:00 +0000 96751 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Kim Anderson, professor emeritus of agricultural economics at Oklahoma State University, left, and Stan Bevers, professor and Extension economist for Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension, discussed market outlooks for wheat, and wheat/cattle enterprises at the Red River Crops Conference at Altus, Okla.</p>