Livestock http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6021/more en Delivering what the market wants adds value to beef cattle http://southwestfarmpress.com/beef/delivering-what-market-wants-adds-value-beef-cattle <div class="field-byline"> Blair </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“There are practices that can add value to your calves, whether it’s sticking an ear tag in their ear, putting a notch in the ear, blackleg vaccination or castrating bull calves at a young age."</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/beef/delivering-what-market-wants-adds-value-beef-cattle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/beef/delivering-what-market-wants-adds-value-beef-cattle#comments Beef Beef Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:06:00 +0000 102691 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Though cattle prices have come down from historic highs, there are still ways for beef cattle producers to capture more dollars for their calves by adding value at the ranch, according to experts.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin) Here’s how to add value to beef cattle http://southwestfarmpress.com/beef/here-s-how-add-value-beef-cattle <div class="node-body article-body">Failing to follow proven management practices, Raper says, results in deductions at the sale barn. </div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/beef/here-s-how-add-value-beef-cattle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/beef/here-s-how-add-value-beef-cattle#comments Beef Beef Mon, 21 Nov 2016 15:22:00 +0000 102561 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Managing beef herds, including taking care of recommended practices such as castration, will add value at the sale barn.</p> In cattle market: Fear making a bad situation worse http://southwestfarmpress.com/beef/cattle-market-fear-making-bad-situation-worse <div class="node-body article-body">“We don’t want beef to be the most price-sensitive product in the grocery store.”</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/beef/cattle-market-fear-making-bad-situation-worse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/beef/cattle-market-fear-making-bad-situation-worse#comments Beef Beef Thu, 10 Nov 2016 14:48:00 +0000 102371 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension cattle marketing specialist discusses the beef market during the OSU Rural Economic Outlook Conference in Stillwater.</p> Identifying demand is key to cattle marketing http://southwestfarmpress.com/beef/identifying-demand-key-cattle-marketing <div class="field-byline"> Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“After all, why not produce what the market wants?” Paschal said.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/beef/identifying-demand-key-cattle-marketing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/beef/identifying-demand-key-cattle-marketing#comments Beef Beef Thu, 20 Oct 2016 02:31:00 +0000 101951 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>There are many things to consider when choosing replacement heifers for a cow herd.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin) Screwworm confirmation in Florida concerns Texas livestock industry http://southwestfarmpress.com/beef/screwworm-confirmation-florida-concerns-texas-livestock-industry <div class="field-byline"> Steve Byrns, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If screwworms return to the state, ranching and hunting industries would face severe losses, says Dr. Sonja Swiger.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/beef/screwworm-confirmation-florida-concerns-texas-livestock-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/beef/screwworm-confirmation-florida-concerns-texas-livestock-industry#comments Beef External Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:36:00 +0000 101811 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>The screwworm fly lays eggs on live animal wounds. The primary or New World screwworm as it&rsquo;s called is a serious pest of all mammals, including livestock, wildlife, birds and humans, though its presence is rare but possible in birds and humans.</p> Getty Images Proper nutrition important for cattle as winter approaches http://southwestfarmpress.com/beef/proper-nutrition-important-cattle-winter-approaches <div class="field-byline"> Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body"> “Sometimes we find hay is better than we thought, and we can save some money on supplementation,” Banta says.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/beef/proper-nutrition-important-cattle-winter-approaches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/beef/proper-nutrition-important-cattle-winter-approaches#comments Beef Cattle Mon, 10 Oct 2016 15:59:00 +0000 101741 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Beef cattle producers should test hay for quality to identify possible nutritional supplemental requirements for cows</p> Beef prices likely to stay low http://southwestfarmpress.com/beef/beef-prices-likely-stay-low <div class="field-byline"> Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Producers have held back more heifers looking to expand herds, and we’re seeing the effects of more cattle,” Anderson said.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/beef/beef-prices-likely-stay-low" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/beef/beef-prices-likely-stay-low#comments Beef Beef Wed, 05 Oct 2016 16:02:00 +0000 101661 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Dr. David Anderson, Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service economist, said he expects the long-term trend of lower cattle prices to continue into 2017.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin) USDA will include private online transactions in market report http://southwestfarmpress.com/beef/usda-will-include-private-online-transactions-market-report <div class="field-byline"> Jeff Wilson, Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The USDA will include cattle transactions from a private online auction to bolster price discovery in cash markets amid industry dismay with wide swings in futures markets.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/beef/usda-will-include-private-online-transactions-market-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/beef/usda-will-include-private-online-transactions-market-report#comments Beef Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:17:00 +0000 101591 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture will include cattle transactions from a private online auction to bolster price discovery in cash markets.</p> Photo: PBouman/Thinkstock Buying and selling a ranch can be tricky, and knowing the ins and outs can make or save you money http://southwestfarmpress.com/beef/buying-and-selling-ranch-can-be-tricky-and-knowing-ins-and-outs-can-make-or-save-you-money <div class="node-body article-body">Texas is known for cattle production. In fact, the state is the number one provider of U.S. beef, and has been for a long time. Texas also boasts the largest number of ranches in the nation.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/beef/buying-and-selling-ranch-can-be-tricky-and-knowing-ins-and-outs-can-make-or-save-you-money" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/beef/buying-and-selling-ranch-can-be-tricky-and-knowing-ins-and-outs-can-make-or-save-you-money#comments Beef Land Management Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:58:00 +0000 101511 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Amarillo, Texas, donates $15 Million to Texas Tech Veterinary College http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/amarillo-texas-donates-15-million-texas-tech-veterinary-college <div class="field-byline"> Texas Tech University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Texas Tech University System is creating a program tailored to address a specific need as identified by the report in a cost-efficient and innovative manner.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/amarillo-texas-donates-15-million-texas-tech-veterinary-college" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/amarillo-texas-donates-15-million-texas-tech-veterinary-college#comments Livestock Livestock Wed, 21 Sep 2016 19:09:00 +0000 101421 at http://southwestfarmpress.com