Livestock http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6021/more en TSCRA conference considers stocking rates http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/tscra-conference-considers-stocking-rates <div class="node-body video-body">The Texas and southwestern Cattle Raisers Association held its 137th convention in San Antonio recently. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/tscra-conference-considers-stocking-rates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/tscra-conference-considers-stocking-rates#comments Livestock Beef Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:27:00 +0000 85041 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Dealing with over-population of equine http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/dealing-over-population-equine <div class="node-body article-body">Question: how do we now deal with more horses and burros than either the market or the environment can handle?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/dealing-over-population-equine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/dealing-over-population-equine#comments Livestock Horse Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:12:00 +0000 84731 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Forage management tips during drought http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/forage-management-tips-during-drought <div class="node-body article-body">Forage production demands management, in anticipation of rainfall returning. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/forage-management-tips-during-drought" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/forage-management-tips-during-drought#comments Livestock Beef Wed, 26 Mar 2014 18:38:00 +0000 84591 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>LARRY REDMON, Texas AgriLife Extension forage specialist, offers tips on restoring and maintaining pasture and rangeland. Drought management should always be part of the management plan, he said during a recent crops conference in Altus, Okla.</p> Producers should take steps to improve cow/calf feed efficiency http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/producers-should-take-steps-improve-cowcalf-feed-efficiency <div class="node-body article-body">Improving feed efficiency should be a goal of every beef cow/calf operation. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/producers-should-take-steps-improve-cowcalf-feed-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/producers-should-take-steps-improve-cowcalf-feed-efficiency#comments Livestock Beef Thu, 20 Mar 2014 00:46:00 +0000 84421 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Restocking comes before rebuilding for cattle herds http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/restocking-comes-rebuilding-cattle-herds <div class="field-byline"> Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Before the nation can rebuild its cattle herd individual ranchers must begin restocking, not an easy chore while drought hangs on and limits pasture and range recovery, says a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/restocking-comes-rebuilding-cattle-herds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/restocking-comes-rebuilding-cattle-herds#comments Livestock Beef Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:43:00 +0000 84201 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>REBUILDING THE nation&rsquo;s cattle herd has to start with farmer&rsquo;s restocking, says a Texas AgriLife extension economist. And restocking may require patience&mdash;until rangeland and pastures recover from drought.</p> Records essential for livestock losses http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/records-essential-livestock-losses <div class="node-body article-body">The Agriculture Act of 2014 offers livestock producers several avenues of assistance to recover losses from drought and winter weather disasters</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/records-essential-livestock-losses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/records-essential-livestock-losses#comments Government Livestock Farm Bill 2012 Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:31:00 +0000 84181 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Consider all options in restocking decisions http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/consider-all-options-restocking-decisions <div class="field-byline"> Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The cattle market is at all-time highs and drought continues to decimate herds across Texas, so some might consider restocking but are questioning if it’s the right time to buy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/consider-all-options-restocking-decisions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/consider-all-options-restocking-decisions#comments Livestock Livestock Wed, 05 Mar 2014 21:59:00 +0000 84041 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Dr. Stephen Hammack, Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service beef cattle specialist, discusses restocking options before attendees at the recent Blackland Income Growth Conference in Waco.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin) Does mowing work as well as herbicides? http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/does-mowing-work-well-herbicides <div class="field-byline"> Jason Ott, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An integrated weed management strategy can include cultural, mechanical, chemical and biological controls. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/does-mowing-work-well-herbicides" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/does-mowing-work-well-herbicides#comments Livestock Other Forages Tue, 04 Mar 2014 23:50:00 +0000 84021 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Rancher signup coming for federal drought relief http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/rancher-signup-coming-federal-drought-relief <div class="node-body article-body">Signup for the livestock indemnity program (LIP) is being expedited and may start as soon as April 14.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/rancher-signup-coming-federal-drought-relief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/rancher-signup-coming-federal-drought-relief#comments Livestock Cattle Mon, 24 Feb 2014 23:09:00 +0000 83841 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Texas calf crop to decline 2 to 3 percent in 2014 http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/texas-calf-crop-decline-2-3-percent-2014 <div class="field-byline"> Robert Burns, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Texas cattle herd continues to shrink. Texas AgriLife officials expect another 2 percent to 3 percent drop this year </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/texas-calf-crop-decline-2-3-percent-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/texas-calf-crop-decline-2-3-percent-2014#comments Livestock Beef Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:35:00 +0000 83821 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>The 2014 Texas calf crop is projected to be about 3.8 million, down somewhat from 2013, according to Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service experts.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Robert Burns)