Livestock http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6021/more en Farm loans still relatively cheap, but repayment more challenging http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/farm-loans-still-relatively-cheap-repayment-more-challenging <div class="node-body article-body">“Many farmers who are in precarious financial situations may face forced sales, and a depressed equipment market certainly won’t improve matters.”</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/farm-loans-still-relatively-cheap-repayment-more-challenging" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/farm-loans-still-relatively-cheap-repayment-more-challenging#comments Cotton Grains Livestock Management Orchard Crops Peanuts Vegetables Wheat Mon, 11 Jul 2016 12:54:00 +0000 100001 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p><em><strong>Lenders across Mississippi reported that, on average, 61 percent of farmers had less than one year&rsquo;s operating capital available to meet financial obligations, while 39 percent had one to two years&rsquo; operating capital available.</strong></em></p> Getty Images/Chung Sung Jun 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 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> Crops, wine grapes, cattle and equipment featured at summer field days, tours, and conferences http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/crops-wine-grapes-cattle-and-equipment-featured-summer-field-days-tours-and-conferences <div class="node-body article-body">Varied lineup available for summer field days, meetings and tours.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/crops-wine-grapes-cattle-and-equipment-featured-summer-field-days-tours-and-conferences" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/crops-wine-grapes-cattle-and-equipment-featured-summer-field-days-tours-and-conferences#comments Livestock Crops Mon, 20 Jun 2016 15:00:00 +0000 99591 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Cattle handling will be featured in two conferences this summer.</p> Texas AgriLife Extension 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> Taxing red meat, the danger of over-reacting to an environmental issue http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/taxing-red-meat-danger-over-reacting-environmental-issue <div class="node-body article-body">Most of us in the 21st Century agree that reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a worthy practice to help protect the environment of our planet. This is arguably true when it comes to one of the latest proposals to help reduce the environmental footprint of livestock production by imposing a red meat tax on consumers. </div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/taxing-red-meat-danger-over-reacting-environmental-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/taxing-red-meat-danger-over-reacting-environmental-issue#comments Livestock Thu, 09 Jun 2016 12:39:00 +0000 99401 at http://southwestfarmpress.com 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> Some Texas farmers reporting crop damage after storms, others say 'wait and see' http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/some-texas-farmers-reporting-crop-damage-after-storms-others-say-wait-and-see <div class="node-body article-body">Texas AgriLife Extension teams who have been surveying weather damages across Texas including hard hit areas in the southeast part of the state say there have been reports of corn crops submerged by flood waters, but grain sorghum seemed to fair slightly better.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/some-texas-farmers-reporting-crop-damage-after-storms-others-say-wait-and-see" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/some-texas-farmers-reporting-crop-damage-after-storms-others-say-wait-and-see#comments Cotton Grains Livestock Peanuts Water Shortage Wheat Tue, 07 Jun 2016 16:52:00 +0000 99391 at http://southwestfarmpress.com 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>