Livestock http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6021/more en Ground beef has health benefits http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/ground-beef-has-health-benefits <div class="field-byline"> Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Ground beef is actually a healthy choice.</p> <p>&ldquo;We can increase the fat and marbling throughout the production cycle, but for many years there&rsquo;s been this perception among consumers that too much fat in ground beef isn&rsquo;t a good thing. Against conventional wisdom, ground beef of all kinds actually is healthy for you,&rdquo; says. Stephen Smith, a Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Research scientist and Regents Professor in the department of animal science at Texas A&amp;M University.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/ground-beef-has-health-benefits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/ground-beef-has-health-benefits#comments Livestock Beef Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:16:00 +0000 91701 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Dr. Stephen Smith, Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Research scientist and professor in the department of animal science at Texas A&amp;M University, looks over research examining marbling and healthy fat in beef. (Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Research photo by Blair Fannin)</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Research photo by Blair Fannin) Avian flu warnings high over US outbreak http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/avian-flu-warnings-high-over-us-outbreak <div class="node-body article-body">While U.S. poultry producers enjoyed one of the most profitable years on record in 2014, averaging margins of 13 percent before interest and tax, concerns are mounting within the industry as Avian influenza (AI) continues to spread worldwide, including to a number of states in the U.S.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/avian-flu-warnings-high-over-us-outbreak" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/avian-flu-warnings-high-over-us-outbreak#comments Livestock Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:16:00 +0000 91671 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Noble Foundation unveils advanced hog trapping system http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/noble-foundation-unveils-advanced-hog-trapping-system <div class="field-byline"> Robyn Peterson, Noble Foundation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">BoarBuster feral hog trap system uses a rigid trap enclosure that is operationally elevated above a trap site.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/noble-foundation-unveils-advanced-hog-trapping-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/noble-foundation-unveils-advanced-hog-trapping-system#comments Livestock Wildlife Management Wed, 11 Mar 2015 21:17:00 +0000 91371 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>THE NOBLE FOUNDATION signed a commercialization agreement to bring the BoarBuster trap system to consumers across the United States. Unlike any other system available, BoarBuster uses a rigid trap enclosure that is operationally elevated above a trap site.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Noble Foundation Fever tick temporary quarantine update http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/fever-tick-temporary-quarantine-update <div class="node-body article-body">More South Texas premises testing positive for the presence of disease carrying cattle fever ticks.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/fever-tick-temporary-quarantine-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/fever-tick-temporary-quarantine-update#comments Livestock External Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:34:00 +0000 91271 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Beef producers strongly support checkoff http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/beef-producers-strongly-support-checkoff <div class="node-body article-body">Export value for U.S. beef posted double-digit gains over the previous year’s totals.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/beef-producers-strongly-support-checkoff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/beef-producers-strongly-support-checkoff#comments Livestock Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:02:00 +0000 91151 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Export value for U.S. beef posted double-digit gains over the previous year&rsquo;s totals, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff.</p> COOL lawsuit dismissed by US district court http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/cool-lawsuit-dismissed-us-district-court <div class="node-body article-body">Canadian cattle and hog industries have argued that COOL has cost them combined losses of more than $900 million.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/cool-lawsuit-dismissed-us-district-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/cool-lawsuit-dismissed-us-district-court#comments Livestock Beef Thu, 19 Feb 2015 00:57:00 +0000 91041 at http://southwestfarmpress.com U.S. cattle prices spike over Mad Cow report http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/us-cattle-prices-spike-over-mad-cow-report <div class="node-body article-body">Reports of BSE in a Canadian cow have caused a spike in U.S. cattle prices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/us-cattle-prices-spike-over-mad-cow-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/us-cattle-prices-spike-over-mad-cow-report#comments Livestock Bovine SpongiformEncephalopathy Tue, 17 Feb 2015 23:57:00 +0000 91021 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Live cattle prices have spiked this week on news that a single case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease, was confirmed in a Canadian beef cow.</p> U.S. cattle herd rebuilding http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/us-cattle-herd-rebuilding <div class="field-byline"> Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. beef cow inventory is up 2 percent from a year ago, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Agricultural Statistics Service cattle report.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/us-cattle-herd-rebuilding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/us-cattle-herd-rebuilding#comments Livestock Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:33:00 +0000 90901 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Cattle prices should remain historically high in 2015 as tight supplies of cattle continue. However, herd rebuilding is steadily increasing, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Agricultural Statistics Service cattle inventory report.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin) USDA says cattle herds expand as feed prices fall http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/usda-says-cattle-herds-expand-feed-prices-fall <div class="node-body article-body">After seven consecutive years of decline, USDA is reporting a slight increase in cattle numbers, about 1 percent over cattle numbers reported last fall.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/usda-says-cattle-herds-expand-feed-prices-fall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/usda-says-cattle-herds-expand-feed-prices-fall#comments Livestock Beef Mon, 09 Feb 2015 18:29:00 +0000 90851 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Cattle TB confirmed in Texas Dairies http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/cattle-tb-confirmed-texas-dairies <div class="node-body article-body">Cattle TB is most often detected through carcass inspection at slaughter plants.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/cattle-tb-confirmed-texas-dairies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/cattle-tb-confirmed-texas-dairies#comments Livestock Conditions and Diseases Wed, 14 Jan 2015 21:01:00 +0000 90531 at http://southwestfarmpress.com