Livestock http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/5767/more en Biosecurity and the need for change http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/biosecurity-and-need-change <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. agriculture infrastructure is vulnerable to significant damage from listed as well as emerging diseases. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/biosecurity-and-need-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/biosecurity-and-need-change#comments Livestock Conditions and Diseases Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:15:00 +0000 89021 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Anthrax confirmed in Jim Wells County cow http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/anthrax-confirmed-jim-wells-county-cow <div class="node-body article-body">Health officials say it is not unusual for livestock and select other farm animals to contract anthrax.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/anthrax-confirmed-jim-wells-county-cow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/anthrax-confirmed-jim-wells-county-cow#comments Livestock Livestock Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:45:00 +0000 88911 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Large herd of stray cattle rounded up by border horse team http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/large-herd-stray-cattle-rounded-border-horse-team <div class="node-body article-body">TAHC officials say nearly 300 head of stray and feral cattle— animals that had obviously wandered across the river into border areas on the Texas side of the border—were recently rounded up near Langtry, Texas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/large-herd-stray-cattle-rounded-border-horse-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/large-herd-stray-cattle-rounded-border-horse-team#comments Livestock Cattle Tue, 07 Oct 2014 20:46:00 +0000 88711 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Modeling systems help feedlots keep feed costs in check http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/modeling-systems-help-feedlots-keep-feed-costs-check <div class="field-byline"> Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body"> A Cattle Value Discovery System, or CVDS, developed in the department of animal science at Texas A&M University creates a complete model for nutrition and other key feedlot management issues.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/modeling-systems-help-feedlots-keep-feed-costs-check" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/modeling-systems-help-feedlots-keep-feed-costs-check#comments Livestock Beef Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:44:00 +0000 88551 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Dr. Luis Tedeschi, Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Research nutritionist and associate professor in the department of animal science, has extensively studied decision support systems, specifically nutritional modeling.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Research photo by Blair Fannin) Woelber family of Belen is named New Mexico Farm Family of the Year http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/woelber-family-belen-named-new-mexico-farm-family-year <div class="node-body article-body">The Woeblers started the dairy in 2000, following Luke’s graduation from Texas A&M. John and Holly also are Texas A&M graduates.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/woelber-family-belen-named-new-mexico-farm-family-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/woelber-family-belen-named-new-mexico-farm-family-year#comments Livestock Dairy Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:20:00 +0000 88361 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture Jeff Witte (far left) presented the New Mexico Farm Family of the year award to the Woelber family recently at the New Mexico state fair. Pictured (left to right are, front row: Secretary Witte; Katy Woelber (daughter of John and Holly); Becky Woelber (daughter-in-law of John and Holly, and wife of Luke); James Woelber (Becky and Luke&#39;s 3 year old); Holly Woelber; Patrick Woelber (2 year old son of Becky and Luke); Danielle Woelber (daughter of Becky and Luke). Back row: Luke Woelber (son of John and Holly) and John Woelber.</p> Beef cattle producers have options with replacement heifers http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/beef-cattle-producers-have-options-replacement-heifers <div class="field-byline"> Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Beef cattle producers may want to “take the money and run,” says Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist Stan Bevers, Vernon.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/beef-cattle-producers-have-options-replacement-heifers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/beef-cattle-producers-have-options-replacement-heifers#comments Livestock Beef Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:02:00 +0000 87901 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>When it comes to replacement heifers in beef cattle operations, producers are faced with a dilemma: Raise them, buy them or sell them and &ldquo;take the money and run.&rdquo; (Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin)</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin) Study reveals calf management adds to profit potential http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/study-reveals-calf-management-adds-profit-potential <div class="field-byline"> Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Beef cattle producers could increase revenue by implementing blackleg vaccinations, castrations and implants, as well as deworming.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/study-reveals-calf-management-adds-profit-potential" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/study-reveals-calf-management-adds-profit-potential#comments Livestock Beef Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:23:00 +0000 87891 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>As prices for calves continue to reach historic levels, beef cattle producers could see increased revenue by implementing cost-effective calf management practices, according to Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service economists.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin) West Nile Virus in horses and human in New Mexico http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/west-nile-virus-horses-and-human-new-mexico <div class="node-body article-body">Season's first cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) have been reported in New Mexico. Two horse and one human case has been confirmed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/west-nile-virus-horses-and-human-new-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/west-nile-virus-horses-and-human-new-mexico#comments Livestock Horse Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:23:00 +0000 87861 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Vesicular stomatitis concerns spread http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/vesicular-stomatitis-concerns-spread <div class="node-body article-body">From the middle of July through this week, the spread of Vesicular stomatitis seemed to accelerate.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/vesicular-stomatitis-concerns-spread" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/vesicular-stomatitis-concerns-spread#comments Livestock Viral Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:53:00 +0000 87691 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Federal disaster aid available for Texas beef producers http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/federal-disaster-aid-available-texas-beef-producers <div class="field-byline"> Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The disaster programs are part of the Agricultural Act of 2014, the new farm bill, which will help Texas cattle producers rebuild and recover drought losses dating back to 2011, </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/federal-disaster-aid-available-texas-beef-producers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/federal-disaster-aid-available-texas-beef-producers#comments Livestock Beef Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:11:00 +0000 87581 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Judith Canales, Texas state executive director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Farm Service Agency, led a discussion on disaster aid available to cattle producers at the Texas A&amp;M Beef Cattle Short Course in College Station.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin)