Veterinary Entomology Newsletter

The attached newsletter has several good articles like the latest on the kissing bug outbreak and vesicular stomatitis.  Be sure and scroll to the bottom to check out some of the journal reviews. September_2014_Newsletter

Beef Cattle Browsing

The following link will take you to this month’s edition of Browsing:  http://animalscience.tamu.edu/beef-cattle-browsing-september-2014/. Click on the link or copy and paste the link into your web address bar. In this edition you will find the following: Consumer Perceptions of Food Technology Effect of Trace Mineral Injections or Pre-Weaned and Post-Weaned Calves Marbling – Just a […]

TSCRA Ranch Gathering

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) will be hosting a Ranch Gathering in Uvalde on Tuesday, October 28th.  The event will be at the Uvalde County Fairplex (2001 US 90 W).  The event is free and includes a beef dinner.  The program will feature an update on TSCRA activities and key issues facing the […]

Private Applicator Training

A Private Applicator Training program will be offered on Tuesday, October 7th at the Bandera County Extension Office, 2886 Hwy 16 N located at Mansfield Park.  Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. with the training to follow at 8:30 a.m.  Lunch will not be provided.  This training is for people who do not have a license or those who had […]

Record Calf Prices, Spend it Wisely!

The following article was written by Carrie Johnson and published in Southern Livestock Standard. Calf prices are setting records this year and now that you have sold; you are looking at a substantial increase in spending money. A major decision that needs to be made is whether or not profits should be used for personal […]

Fall Beef Cattle Clinic

Make plans to attend our Fall Beef Cattle Clinic Friday, October 17th from 9-12 noon at the Recreation Center in Mansfield Park.  Topics and speakers include: Herd Health and Winter Supplementation Strategies – Dr. Rick Machen, Extension Livestock Specialist, Uvalde Smart Phone Applications – Bryan Davis, CEA Wilson County Weather Outlook – Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas State […]

Entomology Update

See the latest edition of Entomology Update which discusses hackberry psyllids.  Enjoy! 09- Sep14- hackberry psyllids

Fall Beef Cattle Clinic

Make plans to attend our Fall Beef Cattle Clinic Friday, October 17th from 9-12 noon at the Recreation Center in Mansfield Park.  This program is shaping up to be a good one.  Topics will include herd health, winter supplementation, smart phone applications and a weather outlook by our state climatologist in College Station.  Cost is $20 […]

Winter Forage Workshop

If you have an interest in planting a winter forage crop for grazing, hay production or wildlife, mark September 23rd from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on your calendar.  Dr. Larry Redmon, State Extension Forage Specialist from College Station will be the speaker.  He is both knowledgeable and entertaining.  Topics will include everything from site selection to overall management.  The deadline […]

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 […]