Livestock http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6021/more en Rains continue to bring mixed bag to producers around the state http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/rains-continue-bring-mixed-bag-producers-around-state <div class="field-byline"> Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Spring storms have created a dilemma for crop and forage producers who can’t access their fields to tend to pests and weeds or find a window of time to cut, cure and bale forage.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/rains-continue-bring-mixed-bag-producers-around-state" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/rains-continue-bring-mixed-bag-producers-around-state#comments Livestock Vegetables Hay Tue, 24 May 2016 22:56:00 +0000 99091 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Water stands along the fence line of a pasture west of Tyler, Texas. Spring rains have saturated pastures and croplands and have forage and crop producers waiting to access fields.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photograph by Adam Russell) Identification first step in forage weed control http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/identification-first-step-forage-weed-control <div class="field-byline"> Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Weeds compete with forages like Bahiagrass and Bermuda grass for moisture and nutrients from fertilize.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/identification-first-step-forage-weed-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/identification-first-step-forage-weed-control#comments Livestock Other Forages Tue, 24 May 2016 01:33:00 +0000 99061 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, AgriLife Extension forage specialist, points out Horseweed, a green, leafy warm-season annual plant, and a cool-season perennial plant, Red Sorrel (to the right of her hand) in Coastal Bermuda grass. Seasonal weeds are converging in ranges and pastures around the state.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Adam Russell) Texas weather rough ride for farmers http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/texas-weather-rough-ride-farmers <div class="node-body article-body">Last week's storms represent only the latest barrage of unstable weather across the region this spring.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/texas-weather-rough-ride-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/vegetables/texas-weather-rough-ride-farmers#comments Cotton Grains Livestock Vegetables Cotton Flooding Grains Hay Livestock Vegetables Mon, 23 May 2016 15:08:00 +0000 99031 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Livestock budget updates help calculate expense and profit http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/livestock-budget-updates-help-calculate-expense-and-profit <div class="field-byline"> Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“The spreadsheets give producers the ability to produce individualized budgets for their operations,” said Jerry Cornforth, AgriLife Extension economist, College Station. </div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/livestock-budget-updates-help-calculate-expense-and-profit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/livestock-budget-updates-help-calculate-expense-and-profit#comments Livestock Livestock Mon, 23 May 2016 14:28:00 +0000 99021 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>A series of spreadsheets is now available to help producers develop planning budgets for the current year.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin) 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> <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> <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> <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> <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> <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> <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