Livestock http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6021/more en Inspection required for wildlife harvested in tick fever quarantine areas http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/inspection-required-wildlife-harvested-tick-fever-quarantine-areas <div class="node-body video-body">Failure to have investigation for ticks is violation of law in TAHC quarantine areas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/inspection-required-wildlife-harvested-tick-fever-quarantine-areas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/inspection-required-wildlife-harvested-tick-fever-quarantine-areas#comments Livestock Wildlife Management Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:22:00 +0000 89631 at http://southwestfarmpress.com High beef prices spurring beef herd rebuilding http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/high-beef-prices-spurring-beef-herd-rebuilding <div class="field-byline"> Blair Fannin, Texas Agrilife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“We are at a unique time right now, where we are making some serious decisions about the quality of stock we are purchasing to restock or what we are raising as replacements.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/high-beef-prices-spurring-beef-herd-rebuilding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/high-beef-prices-spurring-beef-herd-rebuilding#comments Livestock Beef Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:09:00 +0000 89551 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Dr. Jason Cleere, Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service beef cattle specialist from College Station, discusses composition of replacement heifers during the 43rd South Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic in Brenham recently.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin) Expert: Amid historic-high cattle prices, producers can capture extra dollars http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/expert-amid-historic-high-cattle-prices-producers-can-capture-extra-dollars <div class="field-byline"> Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The cattle market has continued its historic price run due to supply constraints.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/expert-amid-historic-high-cattle-prices-producers-can-capture-extra-dollars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/expert-amid-historic-high-cattle-prices-producers-can-capture-extra-dollars#comments Livestock Beef Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:09:00 +0000 89351 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Data indicate continued strong consumer demand for beef, both domestically and for exports.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin) Mexico and Canada want COOL reform now http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/mexico-and-canada-want-cool-reform-now <div class="node-body article-body">Last month's WTO decision puts the pressure on U.S. trade officials to make additional revisions in labeling requirements.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/mexico-and-canada-want-cool-reform-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/mexico-and-canada-want-cool-reform-now#comments Livestock Livestock Mon, 10 Nov 2014 12:57:00 +0000 89311 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Brooks County at 'high risk' for Equine Piroplasmosis http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/brooks-county-high-risk-equine-piroplasmosis <div class="node-body article-body">In most parts of the world, equine piroplasmosis is endemic, routine, even commonplace. It's a foreign animal disease in the United States.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/brooks-county-high-risk-equine-piroplasmosis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/brooks-county-high-risk-equine-piroplasmosis#comments Livestock Horse Thu, 06 Nov 2014 14:45:00 +0000 89261 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Texas lawmakers want better feral hog control http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/texas-lawmakers-want-better-feral-hog-control <div class="node-body article-body">Texas alone is home to an estimated 2.6 million feral swine, the largest population of any state. These wild animals are credited with causing an estimated $52 million in agricultural damages to the state each year, and that number is rising.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/texas-lawmakers-want-better-feral-hog-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/texas-lawmakers-want-better-feral-hog-control#comments Livestock Wildlife Management Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:48:00 +0000 89141 at http://southwestfarmpress.com AgriLife livestock test programs may show herd rebuilding trend http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/agrilife-livestock-test-programs-may-show-herd-rebuilding-trend <div class="field-byline"> Rod Santa Ana, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Recent rainfall and resulting improved pasture offer rebuilding possibilities, says Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/agrilife-livestock-test-programs-may-show-herd-rebuilding-trend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/agrilife-livestock-test-programs-may-show-herd-rebuilding-trend#comments Livestock Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:02:00 +0000 89051 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Cattle will be accepted soon for the annual AgriLife Extension Bull Gains Test, Heifer Development and Pen of Steers Program.</p> (Texas AgriLife photo) Biosecurity and the need for change http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/biosecurity-and-need-change <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. agriculture infrastructure is vulnerable to significant damage from listed as well as emerging diseases. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/biosecurity-and-need-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/biosecurity-and-need-change#comments Livestock Conditions and Diseases Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:15:00 +0000 89021 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Changing weather offers hope against animal diseases http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/changing-weather-offers-hope-against-animal-diseases <div class="node-body article-body">The primary insects known to vector VS in horses and cattle, and mosquito activity in areas that received excessive rainfall may continue to promote the spread of VS and West Nile Virus among humans and livestock.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/changing-weather-offers-hope-against-animal-diseases" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/changing-weather-offers-hope-against-animal-diseases#comments Livestock Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:31:00 +0000 88931 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Anthrax confirmed in Jim Wells County cow http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/anthrax-confirmed-jim-wells-county-cow <div class="node-body article-body">Health officials say it is not unusual for livestock and select other farm animals to contract anthrax.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/anthrax-confirmed-jim-wells-county-cow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/anthrax-confirmed-jim-wells-county-cow#comments Livestock Livestock Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:45:00 +0000 88911 at http://southwestfarmpress.com