Livestock http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6021/more en East Texas making good hay, other areas not so much http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/east-texas-making-good-hay-other-areas-not-so-much <div class="field-byline"> Robert Burns, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Rainfall has offered challenges to East Texas hay producers</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/east-texas-making-good-hay-other-areas-not-so-much" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/east-texas-making-good-hay-other-areas-not-so-much#comments Livestock Drought Hay Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:32:00 +0000 87141 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Hay, hay and more hay; a common sight in East Texas this year, according to Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service experts.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Robert Burns) British and Brahman breed crosses good for South Texas http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/british-and-brahman-breed-crosses-good-south-texas <div class="field-byline"> Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A bit of conventional and a bit of exotic means improved performance and better returns at the sale barn, an AgriLife Extension economist says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/british-and-brahman-breed-crosses-good-south-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/british-and-brahman-breed-crosses-good-south-texas#comments Livestock Beef Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:05:00 +0000 87121 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>A South Texas study conducted by the Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service examined the value of crossbreeds in the region, which is important for producers looking to purchase new females as cowherds begin to build back following drought.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Dr. Joe Paschal) Beef is heart friendly diet option http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/beef-heart-friendly-diet-option <div class="node-body article-body">Nutrition scientists at Penn State say eating lean beef can reduce health risks including high blood pressure and heart disease.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/beef-heart-friendly-diet-option" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/beef-heart-friendly-diet-option#comments Livestock Beef Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:41:00 +0000 87111 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Eating the proper cuts and amounts of high-quality lean beef is good for your health.</p> Photo Beef Images/Getty Images Exotic nilgai could be hunted to help eradicate Cattle Fever Ticks in Texas http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/exotic-nilgai-could-be-hunted-help-eradicate-cattle-fever-ticks-texas <div class="node-body article-body">The cattle fever tick, and the disease it carries, has the devastating potential to cripple the U.S. cattle industry if not contained. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/exotic-nilgai-could-be-hunted-help-eradicate-cattle-fever-ticks-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/exotic-nilgai-could-be-hunted-help-eradicate-cattle-fever-ticks-texas#comments Livestock External Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:02:00 +0000 86971 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Concerns over growing VS cases in Texas horses http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/concerns-over-growing-vs-cases-texas-horses <div class="node-body article-body">The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) has confirmed two head of cattle in Jim Wells County near Mathis are infected with VS.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/concerns-over-growing-vs-cases-texas-horses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/concerns-over-growing-vs-cases-texas-horses#comments Livestock Conditions and Diseases Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:41:00 +0000 86901 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Cattlemen with grass have opportunity with beef http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/cattlemen-grass-have-opportunity-beef <div class="field-byline"> Robert Burns, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The fickleness of the drought, coupled with historically low beef cattle inventories, is making rebuilding herds a good investment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/cattlemen-grass-have-opportunity-beef" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/cattlemen-grass-have-opportunity-beef#comments Livestock Beef Tue, 08 Jul 2014 19:05:00 +0000 86851 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Cattle await sale at a Sulphur Springs sale barn lot. Cattle prices as well as wholesale and retail beef prices are setting record highs, according to Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service economists. The high prices could pose an opportunity for some p roducers where there&rsquo;s been relief from the drought.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Dr. Jason Banta) U.S. Cattlemen urge Congress not to intervene in COOL http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/us-cattlemen-urge-congress-not-intervene-cool <div class="node-body article-body">The United States Cattlemen's Association (USCA), a supporter of U.S. country of origin labeling (COOL), says the industry does not need legislative intervention in the issue. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/us-cattlemen-urge-congress-not-intervene-cool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/us-cattlemen-urge-congress-not-intervene-cool#comments Livestock Beef Tue, 01 Jul 2014 20:54:00 +0000 86731 at http://southwestfarmpress.com More restrictions on livestock movement in Texas http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/more-restrictions-livestock-movement-texas <div class="node-body article-body">Louisiana becomes the latest state to impose enhanced requirements on horses and other livestock crossing their state line from a state that has diagnosed cases of VS.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/more-restrictions-livestock-movement-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/more-restrictions-livestock-movement-texas#comments Livestock Horse Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:10:00 +0000 86701 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Hay availability good in spite of summer demand http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/hay-availability-good-spite-summer-demand <div class="node-body article-body">It could be an exceptionally good year for baled hay, especially in the eastern half of Texas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/hay-availability-good-spite-summer-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/hay-availability-good-spite-summer-demand#comments Livestock Hay Mon, 23 Jun 2014 18:50:00 +0000 86521 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Concerns mounting over growing VS cases in Texas horses http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/concerns-mounting-over-growing-vs-cases-texas-horses <div class="node-body article-body">The sudden appearance of Vesicular Stomatitis has prompted intrastate restrictions on the movement of animals across state lines and limits international movement of animals from Texas into several foreign destinations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/concerns-mounting-over-growing-vs-cases-texas-horses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/concerns-mounting-over-growing-vs-cases-texas-horses#comments Livestock Horse Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:29:00 +0000 86481 at http://southwestfarmpress.com