Fence-Line Weaning is Good Stockmanship

Fence-line weaning is another tool for managing cattle with a minimal amount of stress.  This can lead to healthier cattle, reduced feed cost and better weight gains. Weaning along the fence line is a management system in which calves are separated from the cows, but are allowed to see, hear and smell their dams. Depending […]

Mesquite: A Tree of Many Fruits

The following article was written by Kristen Tyson, M.A. Northern bobwhite hen seeks the protection of a mesquite tree. Photo courtesy of Mark Tyson. Trees have dotted the Texas landscape for years, and their various uses could be pondered for days. But what if you took that tree and made it into something better, more multi-purposed? […]

Upcoming Programs

Don’t forget about our Beekeeping Basics Program scheduled for Thursday, September 18th from 6-8 p.m. at the Mansfield Park Rec Center.  The program will be worth 2 hours of CEU credit and will feature an excellent speaker panel.  Cost is $15 and the deadline to register is September 12th.  This one is filling up fast so […]

Entomology Update

Below is the latest edition of Entomology Update which discusses asps. 08- Aug14- asps

Variety Test Results

Looking at planting a winter annual in the coming months?  Be sure to check out varietytesting.tamu.edu/wheat In addition to finding data on wheat, oat and small grain tests there is also information on disease, insect and weed control.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Advance Agriculture

The article below was written by Corey Moffet and was published through the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), more commonly referred to as drones in a majority of media outlets, have played an important role in U.S. military operations. These sophisticated flying machines have proven their utility in this arena, albeit at […]

Record Cattle Market “one for the ages”

Record cattle prices are the result of a “perfect storm” of factors, according to CattleFax analyst Kevin Good. He told ranchers and feeders attending last week’s Cattle Industry Summer Conference in Denver that tight supplies and robust demand, both domestic and international, have boosted calf, feeder and fed cattle prices to all-time highs. “It’s one […]

Facing the Quail Decline Workshop

KERRVILLE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will co-conduct two “Facing the Quail Decline” workshops in Kerr and Mason counties in September. The programs will have similar formats, but speakers and topics will vary to fit the respective area. Both begin with registration from 7:30-8 a.m. followed […]

Entomology Update

Below is the latest edition of the Entomology Update.  Very useful and timely information on aphid damage and management options. 07- Jul14- aphids

Beekeeping Basics

BANDERA – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be hosting a Beekeeping Basics Workshop from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Mansfield Park Recreation Center, 2886 Highway 16 N in Bandera. “The number of calls coming into the office related to bees in general is staggering,” said Sam Womble, AgriLife Extension agent for Bandera […]