Livestock http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/5767/more en Vet gun offers simple option to treat cattle for horn flies http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/vet-gun-offers-simple-option-treat-cattle-horn-flies <div class="node-body video-body">The Vet Gun allows operators to apply insecticide in the pasture, without bringing cattle into holding pens</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/vet-gun-offers-simple-option-treat-cattle-horn-flies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/vet-gun-offers-simple-option-treat-cattle-horn-flies#comments Livestock Cattle Tue, 05 Jul 2016 19:15:00 +0000 99901 at http://southwestfarmpress.com U.S. agriculture will meet the demand for more food http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/us-agriculture-will-meet-demand-more-food <div class="node-body video-body">The United States will be the international leader in meeting food demands. </div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/us-agriculture-will-meet-demand-more-food" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/us-agriculture-will-meet-demand-more-food#comments Vegetables Grains Livestock Vegetables Tue, 05 Jul 2016 19:07:00 +0000 99891 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Seven key topics from the Stiles Farm Field Day http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/seven-key-topics-stiles-farm-field-day <div class="node-body article-body">Seven good reasons the 53rd Stiles Farm foundation Field Day attracted a large crowd of farmers, livestock operators, and ag industry leaders..</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/seven-key-topics-stiles-farm-field-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/seven-key-topics-stiles-farm-field-day#comments Cotton Grains Livestock Cattle Cotton Grains Wed, 29 Jun 2016 15:53:00 +0000 99751 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Conservation tillage is an ongoing research project on the Stiles Farm.</p> 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) 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> <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)