Livestock http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6021/more en Texas AgriLife livestock specialists look for efficiencies http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/texas-agrilife-livestock-specialists-look-efficiencies <div class="node-body article-body">Texas AgriLife livestock experts discuss improving production efficiency</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/texas-agrilife-livestock-specialists-look-efficiencies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/texas-agrilife-livestock-specialists-look-efficiencies#comments Livestock Beef Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:51:00 +0000 98581 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>A group of calves at the 2016 Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Convention.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin) Pigs pose problems for producers around the state http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/pigs-pose-problems-producers-around-state <div class="field-byline"> Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body"> The statewide population estimate is around 2.6 million wild pigs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/pigs-pose-problems-producers-around-state" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/pigs-pose-problems-producers-around-state#comments Livestock Wildlife Management Mon, 18 Apr 2016 14:50:00 +0000 98301 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>The large rooted -up area to this East Texas bermudagrass pasture is one type of typical damage done by feral hogs.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Dr. Billy Higginbotham) Production systems, nutrition, fabrication methods to be featured http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/production-systems-nutrition-fabrication-methods-be-featured <div class="field-byline"> Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Producers can learn about all aspects of grass-fed beef production techniques at the conference.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/production-systems-nutrition-fabrication-methods-be-featured" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/production-systems-nutrition-fabrication-methods-be-featured#comments Livestock Beef Fri, 15 Apr 2016 18:46:00 +0000 98281 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Dr. Davey Griffin, Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service meats specialist, will discuss Fabrication from Carcass to Retail Cuts at the grass-fed beef conference May 26-27 in College Station</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin) U.S. trade negotiator pushes TPP trade deal, explains benefits http://southwestfarmpress.com/markets/us-trade-negotiator-pushes-tpp-trade-deal-explains-benefits <div class="field-deck"> Ambassador Darci Vetter makes case in Little Rock </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Trade Ambassador Darci Vetter was in Arkansas in late March to explain the agriculture side of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/markets/us-trade-negotiator-pushes-tpp-trade-deal-explains-benefits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/markets/us-trade-negotiator-pushes-tpp-trade-deal-explains-benefits#comments Cotton Government Grains Livestock Markets Orchard Crops Peanuts Vegetables Wheat Tue, 05 Apr 2016 15:29:00 +0000 98081 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p><em>Darci Vetter, the United States&rsquo; chief agricultural trade negotiator, visited Little Rock to promote the TPP trade deal. She is pictured with Harrison Pittman, director of the National Ag Law Center at the University of Arkansas.</em></p> Beef: It’s still what’s for dinner http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/beef-it-s-still-what-s-dinner <div class="node-body article-body">Red meat is back on the menu for many Americans.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/beef-it-s-still-what-s-dinner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/beef-it-s-still-what-s-dinner#comments Livestock Beef Fri, 01 Apr 2016 14:03:00 +0000 98001 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Cattle numbers continue to grow after a long drought depleted the herd.</p> Bloomberg: Red meat, it's what's for dinner again as beef prices tumble http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/bloomberg-red-meat-its-whats-dinner-again-beef-prices-tumble <div class="field-byline"> Leslie Patton, Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Beef is making a comeback. At the start of 2014, U.S. cattle supplies were the lowest in more than six decades after years of drought in the South and Southwest. The shortage sent beef prices surging to records.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/bloomberg-red-meat-its-whats-dinner-again-beef-prices-tumble" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/bloomberg-red-meat-its-whats-dinner-again-beef-prices-tumble#comments Livestock Mon, 28 Mar 2016 14:41:00 +0000 97901 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Photo: Getty Images 14 ag law stories that could change the way you farm http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/14-ag-law-stories-could-change-way-you-farm <div class="field-byline"> Harrison M. Pittman, Elizabeth Rumley and Rusty Rumley </div> <div class="field-deck"> National Agricultural Law Center </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Since 2015, there have been a number of agriculture-related legal developments that will play out over the next year and impact agriculture throughout the country.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/14-ag-law-stories-could-change-way-you-farm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/14-ag-law-stories-could-change-way-you-farm#comments Cotton Equipment Government Grains Irrigation Livestock Management Vegetables Wheat Mon, 21 Mar 2016 14:11:00 +0000 97811 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Photo: Getty Images Agricultural law specialist: Good farm practices, careful hiring practices thwart legal issues http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/agricultural-law-specialist-good-farm-practices-careful-hiring-practices-thwart-legal-issu <div class="field-byline"> Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Farm owners may need to implement a few extra policies to prevent deceitful employees from creating videos on a farm.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/agricultural-law-specialist-good-farm-practices-careful-hiring-practices-thwart-legal-issu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/agricultural-law-specialist-good-farm-practices-careful-hiring-practices-thwart-legal-issu#comments Livestock Livestock Thu, 17 Mar 2016 16:06:00 +0000 97751 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Livestock operators should develop hiring practices to reduce the possibility of deceitful videos posted to social media, says a Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension ag law specialist.</p> Three new reports from Texas AgriLife of interest to livestock operations http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/three-new-reports-texas-agrilife-interest-livestock-operations <div class="field-byline"> Texas AgriLife media </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Livestock producers may be interested in three new reports from Texas AgriLife experts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/three-new-reports-texas-agrilife-interest-livestock-operations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/three-new-reports-texas-agrilife-interest-livestock-operations#comments Livestock Livestock Tue, 15 Mar 2016 15:46:00 +0000 97681 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>A recent Texas A&amp;M AgriLife study details the importance of selecting genetically superior bulls in rebuilding a cow/calf operation.</p> (AgriLife Extension photo by Joe Paschal) Sonora AgriLife research station marks 100 years http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/sonora-agrilife-research-station-marks-100-years <div class="field-byline"> Steve Byrns, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Today, Walker said the station’s research has branched into a number of areas relating to noxious plant control, profitability of ranching and wildlife management.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/sonora-agrilife-research-station-marks-100-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/sonora-agrilife-research-station-marks-100-years#comments Livestock Events Livestock Wed, 24 Feb 2016 16:41:00 +0000 97311 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Sheep producers inspect rams during a long ago performance test at the Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Research station at Sonora/Rocksprings.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Research photo)