Livestock http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6021/more en Study reveals calf management adds to profit potential http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/study-reveals-calf-management-adds-profit-potential <div class="field-byline"> Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Beef cattle producers could increase revenue by implementing blackleg vaccinations, castrations and implants, as well as deworming.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/study-reveals-calf-management-adds-profit-potential" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/study-reveals-calf-management-adds-profit-potential#comments Livestock Beef Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:23:00 +0000 87891 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>As prices for calves continue to reach historic levels, beef cattle producers could see increased revenue by implementing cost-effective calf management practices, according to Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service economists.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin) West Nile Virus in horses and human in New Mexico http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/west-nile-virus-horses-and-human-new-mexico <div class="node-body article-body">Season's first cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) have been reported in New Mexico. Two horse and one human case has been confirmed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/west-nile-virus-horses-and-human-new-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/west-nile-virus-horses-and-human-new-mexico#comments Livestock Horse Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:23:00 +0000 87861 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Moisture offers grazing option for what producers http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/moisture-offers-grazing-option-what-producers <div class="field-byline"> Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Optimism gives producers a bit more to think about, however, as they plan on how to manage wheat and stocker cattle.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/moisture-offers-grazing-option-what-producers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/moisture-offers-grazing-option-what-producers#comments Livestock Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:55:00 +0000 87811 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Rain in July makes things look more optimistic for wheat and stocker cattle operators, according to Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service economist.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Communications photo by Kay Ledbetter) Vesicular stomatitis concerns spread http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/vesicular-stomatitis-concerns-spread <div class="node-body article-body">From the middle of July through this week, the spread of Vesicular stomatitis seemed to accelerate.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/vesicular-stomatitis-concerns-spread" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/vesicular-stomatitis-concerns-spread#comments Livestock Viral Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:53:00 +0000 87691 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Federal disaster aid available for Texas beef producers http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/federal-disaster-aid-available-texas-beef-producers <div class="field-byline"> Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The disaster programs are part of the Agricultural Act of 2014, the new farm bill, which will help Texas cattle producers rebuild and recover drought losses dating back to 2011, </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/federal-disaster-aid-available-texas-beef-producers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/federal-disaster-aid-available-texas-beef-producers#comments Livestock Beef Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:11:00 +0000 87581 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Judith Canales, Texas state executive director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Farm Service Agency, led a discussion on disaster aid available to cattle producers at the Texas A&amp;M Beef Cattle Short Course in College Station.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin) Cowboy Up! TAHC response team http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/cowboy-tahc-response-team <div class="node-body article-body">In August 2012, Ellis and the TAHC, the State's lead agency for animal issues in disasters, announced its new Horseback Emergency Response Team.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/cowboy-tahc-response-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/cowboy-tahc-response-team#comments Livestock Livestock Thu, 07 Aug 2014 20:46:00 +0000 87521 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Horseback Emergency Response Team provides disaster assistance http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/horseback-emergency-response-team-provides-disaster-assistance <div class="node-body video-body">TAHC has resources available to do something about the challenges associated with natural disasters in Texas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/horseback-emergency-response-team-provides-disaster-assistance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/horseback-emergency-response-team-provides-disaster-assistance#comments Livestock Livestock Thu, 07 Aug 2014 20:40:00 +0000 87511 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Strong beef prices predicted as herd slowly rebuilds http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/strong-beef-prices-predicted-herd-slowly-rebuilds <div class="field-byline"> Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">More than 1,500 beef cattle producers from across Texas and abroad gathered for the Beef Cattle Short Course.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/strong-beef-prices-predicted-herd-slowly-rebuilds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/strong-beef-prices-predicted-herd-slowly-rebuilds#comments Livestock Beef Wed, 06 Aug 2014 19:16:00 +0000 87451 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>The beef cattle inventory in the U.S. is the smallest since the 1950s.</p> As summer heats up, VS spreads across Central and South Texas http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/summer-heats-vs-spreads-across-central-and-south-texas <div class="node-body article-body">On July 30 the Texas Animal Health Commission reported 14 new premises have been found with one or more animals confirmed with Vesicular Stomatitis virus (VSV).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/summer-heats-vs-spreads-across-central-and-south-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/summer-heats-vs-spreads-across-central-and-south-texas#comments Livestock Viral Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:09:00 +0000 87351 at http://southwestfarmpress.com High cattle prices have changed dynamics of cattle industry http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/high-cattle-prices-have-changed-dynamics-cattle-industry <div class="field-byline"> Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Higher feeder and replacement cattle prices in 2014 will have a significant impact on the short- and long-term profitability of cattle operations in South Texas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/high-cattle-prices-have-changed-dynamics-cattle-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/livestock/high-cattle-prices-have-changed-dynamics-cattle-industry#comments Livestock Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:31:00 +0000 87191 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Current cattle prices, including replacements, are averaging 20 percent more than a year ago, according to a Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service study. Availability of young pairs and open cattle will continue to be a challenge for cattle producers looking to rebuild or expand herds.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo)