Livestock http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6021/more en Stocks weigh heavily on lamb market http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/stocks-weigh-heavily-lamb-market <div class="field-byline"> David P. Anderson, Professor and Extension Economist, Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service, Department of Agricultural Economics and JJ Jones, Extension Economist, Oklahoma State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Historically strong prices reflect continued opportunity for goat meat producers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/stocks-weigh-heavily-lamb-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/stocks-weigh-heavily-lamb-market#comments Livestock Southwest Ag Economic Outlook Livestock Wed, 03 Feb 2016 17:16:00 +0000 96871 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Historically strong prices reflect continued opportunity for goat meat producers in 2016.</p> Little milk price improvement expected into the new year http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/little-milk-price-improvement-expected-new-year <div class="field-byline"> David P. Anderson, Professor and Extension Economist, Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service, Department of Agricultural Economics and Scott Clawson, Extension Economist, Oklahoma State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Many of the reasons for lower milk prices are trade related.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/little-milk-price-improvement-expected-new-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/little-milk-price-improvement-expected-new-year#comments Livestock Southwest Ag Economic Outlook Thu, 28 Jan 2016 19:16:00 +0000 96741 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Deadlines loom for livestock assistance programs http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/deadlines-loom-livestock-assistance-programs <div class="node-body article-body">Farmers who think they may qualify for LFP assistance need to hurry, says Texas State FSA Director Judith Canales. “Deadline is Feb. 1.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/deadlines-loom-livestock-assistance-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/deadlines-loom-livestock-assistance-programs#comments Livestock Cattle Farm Service Agency (FSA) Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:45:00 +0000 96701 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Snow cover from the winter storm Goliath persisted for weeks in the Texas Panhandle, according to Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service county agent reports.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Dr. Ted McCollum) Ahead: Several years of tighter credit? http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/ahead-several-years-tighter-credit <div class="field-byline"> Danny Klinefelter, Professor and Extension Economist, Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rodney Jones, Associate Professor, Oklahoma State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The overall solvency position of U.S. farms is strong (low overall debt-to-equity, etc.), and interest rates remain at low levels, but the current farm financial situation is driven by liquidity. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/ahead-several-years-tighter-credit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/ahead-several-years-tighter-credit#comments Livestock Southwest Ag Economic Outlook Tue, 26 Jan 2016 16:01:00 +0000 96681 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Regulators may require lenders not only to have more capital in general, but for it to be risk based, depending upon the quality of their loan portfolio.</p> Getty Images/Chung Sun-Jun 2015 a year of transition for the cattle market http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/2015-year-transition-cattle-market <div class="field-byline"> David P. Anderson, Professor and Extension Economist, Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service Department of Agricultural Economics and Derrell S. Peel, Professor, Oklahoma State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Looking back, 2015 was a year of transition in the cattle market. The long herd liquidation reversed in 2014 and herd expansion accelerated in 2015. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/2015-year-transition-cattle-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/2015-year-transition-cattle-market#comments Livestock Southwest Ag Economic Outlook Thu, 21 Jan 2016 21:14:00 +0000 96631 at http://southwestfarmpress.com AgriLife Extension, others offer materials for Goliath, other disaster victims http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/agrilife-extension-others-offer-materials-goliath-other-disaster-victims <div class="field-byline"> Paul Schattenberg, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“It is important to remember that in times of high stress to take steps to monitor the emotional and physical health of your family, co-workers and yourself.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/agrilife-extension-others-offer-materials-goliath-other-disaster-victims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/agrilife-extension-others-offer-materials-goliath-other-disaster-victims#comments Livestock Disaster Aid Cattle Tue, 12 Jan 2016 15:09:00 +0000 96431 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>A group of riders&nbsp; searches for stray cattle in the aftermath of winter storm Goliath. Losses from natural disasters may bring emotional as well as financial stress. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Shelia Grissom Deadly weather causes heavy herd loss across Southwest http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/deadly-weather-causes-heavy-herd-loss-across-southwest <div class="node-body article-body"> Estimated cattle loses ranging from 5,000 to a high of 50,000-plus from winter storm Goliath.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/deadly-weather-causes-heavy-herd-loss-across-southwest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/deadly-weather-causes-heavy-herd-loss-across-southwest#comments Livestock El Nino Cattle Freeze Damage Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:51:00 +0000 96401 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>A view from horseback of volunteers rounding up stray cattle following winter storm Goliath. As many as 50,000 head of cattle may have been lost during the storm.</p> Cattlemen should check animals carefully for cold injury following blizzard http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/cattlemen-should-check-animals-carefully-cold-injury-following-blizzard <div class="field-byline"> Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">McCollum said the bitter cold may have frozen the ears and tails of cattle and other animals, so partial loss may occur over the next few weeks.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/cattlemen-should-check-animals-carefully-cold-injury-following-blizzard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/cattlemen-should-check-animals-carefully-cold-injury-following-blizzard#comments Livestock Cattle Wed, 06 Jan 2016 04:40:00 +0000 96301 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Cattle health following Winter Storm Goliath will continue to be a concern for producers.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Dr. Ted McCollum) Volunteers brave harsh winter conditions to round-up neighbors’ cattle http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/volunteers-brave-harsh-winter-conditions-round-neighbors-cattle <div class="node-body gallery-body">“People who did not know each other banded together to search and rescue someone else's cattle."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/volunteers-brave-harsh-winter-conditions-round-neighbors-cattle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/volunteers-brave-harsh-winter-conditions-round-neighbors-cattle#comments Livestock Livestock Freeze Damage Tue, 05 Jan 2016 01:05:00 +0000 96281 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Here’s what to look for if you suspect rabies in cattle http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/here-s-what-look-if-you-suspect-rabies-cattle <div class="field-byline"> Connor Orrock, K-State Research and Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The most commonly diagnosed domestic carrier of rabies in the Midwest is cats; however, in Kansas, there has been a recent increase in cattle confirmed with rabies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/here-s-what-look-if-you-suspect-rabies-cattle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/here-s-what-look-if-you-suspect-rabies-cattle#comments Livestock Viral Wed, 30 Dec 2015 17:15:00 +0000 96241 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Cattle may contract rabies and producers should be alert for clinical signs.</p>