Livestock http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6021/more en Avian flu detected in wild birds in Washington State http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/avian-flu-detected-wild-birds-washington-state <div class="node-body article-body">The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic (HPAI) H5 avian influenza in wild birds in Whatcom County, Washington, earlier this week.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/avian-flu-detected-wild-birds-washington-state" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/avian-flu-detected-wild-birds-washington-state#comments Livestock Livestock Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:16:00 +0000 90021 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Agriculture losses to predators a real concern http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/agriculture-losses-predators-real-concern <div class="node-body article-body">Cattle and calf predation losses due to predators in Texas totaled 4,100 and 35,000 head valued at over $18 million in 2005 (NASS 2006) and 6,000 and 40,000 head valued at over $19.4 million in 2010 (NASS 2011)</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/agriculture-losses-predators-real-concern" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/agriculture-losses-predators-real-concern#comments Livestock Wildlife Management Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:51:00 +0000 89951 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Red cedar encroachment threatens grasslands http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/red-cedar-encroachment-threatens-grasslands <div class="node-body article-body">Spread of the eastern red cedar can transform highly productive rangeland into limited production quickly.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/red-cedar-encroachment-threatens-grasslands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/red-cedar-encroachment-threatens-grasslands#comments Livestock Other Forages Tue, 09 Dec 2014 22:10:00 +0000 89811 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Rebuilding the cattle industry http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/rebuilding-cattle-industry <div class="node-body article-body">A multi-year trend of less meat consumption in the U.S. is showing some early signs of recovery.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/rebuilding-cattle-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/rebuilding-cattle-industry#comments Livestock Beef Wed, 03 Dec 2014 18:51:00 +0000 89701 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>As demand for beef increases cattle producers across the country may start rebuilding herds.</p> Beef cattle prices expected to continue upward trend http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/beef-cattle-prices-expected-continue-upward-trend <div class="node-body article-body">Cattle producers’ major concern for the time being is to produce and sell as many animals as they can.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/beef-cattle-prices-expected-continue-upward-trend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/beef-cattle-prices-expected-continue-upward-trend#comments Livestock Beef Tue, 02 Dec 2014 21:50:00 +0000 89671 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>DERRELL PEEL, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist, expects record cattle prices to continue for several years as the U.S. herd rebuilds. Peel discussed the cattle market at the October rural Economic Outlook conference in Stillwater.</p> Dee Ellis recognized with USA Career Excellence Award http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/dee-ellis-recognized-usa-career-excellence-award <div class="node-body article-body">Dr. Dee Ellis, Texas State Veterinarian and Executive Director of the Texas Animal Health Commission, is the recipient of the recent 2014 International Association of Emergency Managers USA Career Excellence Award.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/dee-ellis-recognized-usa-career-excellence-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/dee-ellis-recognized-usa-career-excellence-award#comments Livestock Conditions and Diseases Mon, 01 Dec 2014 22:55:00 +0000 89641 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Inspection required for wildlife harvested in tick fever quarantine areas http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/inspection-required-wildlife-harvested-tick-fever-quarantine-areas <div class="node-body video-body">Failure to have investigation for ticks is violation of law in TAHC quarantine areas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/inspection-required-wildlife-harvested-tick-fever-quarantine-areas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/inspection-required-wildlife-harvested-tick-fever-quarantine-areas#comments Livestock Wildlife Management Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:22:00 +0000 89631 at http://southwestfarmpress.com High beef prices spurring beef herd rebuilding http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/high-beef-prices-spurring-beef-herd-rebuilding <div class="field-byline"> Blair Fannin, Texas Agrilife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“We are at a unique time right now, where we are making some serious decisions about the quality of stock we are purchasing to restock or what we are raising as replacements.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/high-beef-prices-spurring-beef-herd-rebuilding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/high-beef-prices-spurring-beef-herd-rebuilding#comments Livestock Beef Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:09:00 +0000 89551 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Dr. Jason Cleere, Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service beef cattle specialist from College Station, discusses composition of replacement heifers during the 43rd South Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic in Brenham recently.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin) Expert: Amid historic-high cattle prices, producers can capture extra dollars http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/expert-amid-historic-high-cattle-prices-producers-can-capture-extra-dollars <div class="field-byline"> Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The cattle market has continued its historic price run due to supply constraints.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/expert-amid-historic-high-cattle-prices-producers-can-capture-extra-dollars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/expert-amid-historic-high-cattle-prices-producers-can-capture-extra-dollars#comments Livestock Beef Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:09:00 +0000 89351 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Data indicate continued strong consumer demand for beef, both domestically and for exports.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin) Mexico and Canada want COOL reform now http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/mexico-and-canada-want-cool-reform-now <div class="node-body article-body">Last month's WTO decision puts the pressure on U.S. trade officials to make additional revisions in labeling requirements.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/mexico-and-canada-want-cool-reform-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/mexico-and-canada-want-cool-reform-now#comments Livestock Livestock Mon, 10 Nov 2014 12:57:00 +0000 89311 at http://southwestfarmpress.com