Livestock http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6021/more en Texas lawmakers want better feral hog control http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/texas-lawmakers-want-better-feral-hog-control <div class="node-body article-body">Texas alone is home to an estimated 2.6 million feral swine, the largest population of any state. These wild animals are credited with causing an estimated $52 million in agricultural damages to the state each year, and that number is rising.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/texas-lawmakers-want-better-feral-hog-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/texas-lawmakers-want-better-feral-hog-control#comments Livestock Wildlife Management Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:48:00 +0000 89141 at http://southwestfarmpress.com AgriLife livestock test programs may show herd rebuilding trend http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/agrilife-livestock-test-programs-may-show-herd-rebuilding-trend <div class="field-byline"> Rod Santa Ana, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Recent rainfall and resulting improved pasture offer rebuilding possibilities, says Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/agrilife-livestock-test-programs-may-show-herd-rebuilding-trend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/agrilife-livestock-test-programs-may-show-herd-rebuilding-trend#comments Livestock Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:02:00 +0000 89051 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Cattle will be accepted soon for the annual AgriLife Extension Bull Gains Test, Heifer Development and Pen of Steers Program.</p> (Texas AgriLife photo) 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 Changing weather offers hope against animal diseases http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/changing-weather-offers-hope-against-animal-diseases <div class="node-body article-body">The primary insects known to vector VS in horses and cattle, and mosquito activity in areas that received excessive rainfall may continue to promote the spread of VS and West Nile Virus among humans and livestock.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/changing-weather-offers-hope-against-animal-diseases" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/changing-weather-offers-hope-against-animal-diseases#comments Livestock Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:31:00 +0000 88931 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 Water, fertilizer, protection keys for forage growth. http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/water-fertilizer-protection-keys-forage-growth <div class="field-byline"> Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Water is the number one important factor for growing forage. Next, for bermuda grass or any hay field, is fertilizer.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/water-fertilizer-protection-keys-forage-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/water-fertilizer-protection-keys-forage-growth#comments Livestock Other Forages Mon, 13 Oct 2014 22:05:00 +0000 88811 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Water is the number one important factor for growing forages.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin) Oklahoma is home to feral hogs http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/oklahoma-home-feral-hogs <div class="field-byline"> Sean Hubbard, Communications Specialist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Several indicators give away feral hog presence.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/oklahoma-home-feral-hogs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/oklahoma-home-feral-hogs#comments Livestock Wildlife Management Mon, 13 Oct 2014 20:53:00 +0000 88791 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Cattle Fever temporary quarantine declared by TAHC http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/cattle-fever-temporary-quarantine-declared-tahc <div class="node-body article-body">USDA-APHIS and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) have set into a motion a Nilgai herd reduction plan that calls for population control on property directly across the Rio Grande River from Mexico.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/cattle-fever-temporary-quarantine-declared-tahc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/cattle-fever-temporary-quarantine-declared-tahc#comments Livestock External Tue, 07 Oct 2014 20:53:00 +0000 88721 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 South Texas Farm and Ranch Show http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/south-texas-farm-and-ranch-show <div class="field-byline"> Rod Santa Ana, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The South Texas Farm and Ranch Show will be held at the Victoria Community Center Oct. 22-23.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/south-texas-farm-and-ranch-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/south-texas-farm-and-ranch-show#comments Livestock Tradeshows Tue, 07 Oct 2014 18:42:00 +0000 88691 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>The South Texas Farm and Ranch Show will be held Oct. 22-23 in Victoria. The show will celebrate its 30th anniversary, featuring an extensive array of exhibits with over $3 million in farm and ranch equipment.</p> (AgriLife Extension photo by Peter McGuill)