Livestock http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6021/more en 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 Goat prices set record highs while sheep prices rebound http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/goat-prices-set-record-highs-while-sheep-prices-rebound <div class="field-byline"> JJ Jones, OSU, Dave Anderson, Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Sheep and goat prices improved in 2014. Sheep prices were above 2013 and the five-year average while goat prices started strong in 2014 and have averaged the highest prices since 2011.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/goat-prices-set-record-highs-while-sheep-prices-rebound" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/goat-prices-set-record-highs-while-sheep-prices-rebound#comments Livestock Southwest Ag Economic Outlook Fri, 09 Jan 2015 17:44:00 +0000 90421 at http://southwestfarmpress.com USDA-APHIS says VS outbreak is over http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/usda-aphis-says-vs-outbreak-over <div class="node-body article-body">The 2014 VS outbreak in the United States is officially over.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/usda-aphis-says-vs-outbreak-over" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/usda-aphis-says-vs-outbreak-over#comments Livestock Viral Thu, 08 Jan 2015 21:44:00 +0000 90321 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Fever Tick fight heats up in South Texas http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/fever-tick-fight-heats-south-texas <div class="node-body article-body">Bovine babesiosis, commonly known as Texas cattle fever, is a deadly disease of cattle.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/fever-tick-fight-heats-south-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/fever-tick-fight-heats-south-texas#comments Livestock External Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:17:00 +0000 90061 at http://southwestfarmpress.com New Mexico dairy industry faces turbulent times http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/new-mexico-dairy-industry-faces-turbulent-times <div class="node-body article-body">Under terms of the proposed new rules, the New Mexico dairy industry would be facing requirements that are burdensome and unreasonable.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/new-mexico-dairy-industry-faces-turbulent-times" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/new-mexico-dairy-industry-faces-turbulent-times#comments Livestock Dairy Mon, 22 Dec 2014 21:39:00 +0000 90031 at http://southwestfarmpress.com 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>