Livestock http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6021/more en New Mexico dairymen agree to monitor pollutants http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/new-mexico-dairymen-agree-monitor-pollutants <div class="node-body article-body">Because of multiple years of a debilitating drought, water flows in the Rio Grande have dropped dramatically, as they have in a pair of area reservoirs, the primary source of irrigation water to farmers in the region.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/new-mexico-dairymen-agree-monitor-pollutants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/new-mexico-dairymen-agree-monitor-pollutants#comments Livestock Dairy Thu, 09 Apr 2015 22:23:00 +0000 91911 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Cattle raisers convention discusses market outlook, water and border security http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/cattle-raisers-convention-discusses-market-outlook-water-and-border-security <div class="field-byline"> Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Overall, Texas cattle producers continue to slowly rebuild herds as parts of the state continue to deal with drought conditions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/cattle-raisers-convention-discusses-market-outlook-water-and-border-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/cattle-raisers-convention-discusses-market-outlook-water-and-border-security#comments Livestock Beef Thu, 09 Apr 2015 19:44:00 +0000 91891 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Dr. Ron Gill, Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service beef cattle specialist and associate department head for animal science at Texas A&amp;M University, leads a cattle handling demonstration at the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Convention recently in Fort Worth.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin) Spring color is abundant in the Southern Plains http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/spring-color-abundant-southern-plains <div class="node-body gallery-body">It takes some time and it takes some patience but the beauty is there if you look hard enough.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/spring-color-abundant-southern-plains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/spring-color-abundant-southern-plains#comments Grains Livestock Management Wheat Management Wed, 08 Apr 2015 22:49:00 +0000 91871 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Old barbed wire and new canola blooms</p> Making electricity with manure goal of new grant http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/making-electricity-manure-goal-new-grant <div class="node-body article-body">According to USDA, more and more agricultural operations are investing in alternative energy sources.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/making-electricity-manure-goal-new-grant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/making-electricity-manure-goal-new-grant#comments Livestock Management Wed, 08 Apr 2015 01:00:00 +0000 91861 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Border donkey tests positive for Glanders http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/border-donkey-tests-positive-glanders <div class="node-body article-body">One of the five donkeys subsequently tested positive for Glanders, a highly contagious, bacterial disease of the equine family.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/border-donkey-tests-positive-glanders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/border-donkey-tests-positive-glanders#comments Livestock Conditions and Diseases Wed, 01 Apr 2015 21:02:00 +0000 91771 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Antibiotic-resistant bacteria discovered in West Texas feedlot http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/antibiotic-resistant-bacteria-discovered-west-texas-feedlot <div class="node-body article-body">Study raises possible concerns over the transmission of resistant bacteria into the environment and its subsequent interaction with the human population.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/antibiotic-resistant-bacteria-discovered-west-texas-feedlot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/antibiotic-resistant-bacteria-discovered-west-texas-feedlot#comments Livestock Cattle Wed, 01 Apr 2015 19:36:00 +0000 91761 at http://southwestfarmpress.com 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">Ground beef is actually a healthy choice. &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.</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.</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