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4-H Member Excels at the District Livestock Show

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Pictured back row L to R are Abby Nightingale, Tanner Gibson, Beau Gibson, Madeleine Emmons, Cadence Emmons. Congratulations to Laycee Gibson and Nightingale Farms for exhibiting the Supreme Champion Ewe at the Hill Country District Livestock Show in Kerrville. In addition to winning the show, Laycee also received a $3,000 scholarship.

Beef Cattle Browsing

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Visit http://animalscience.tamu.edu/beef-cattle-browsing-january/ for the latest edition of Beef Cattle Browsing.  Articles include: New Packing Plant Relationships Among Genetic and Phenotypic Carcass and Palatability Factors Feeding Behavior as a Predictor of Bovine Respiratory Disease Heterosis Among Different Types of Cattle Consumer Food Trends Black is Always Black – or is it? Social Responsibility at the Coffee Shop […]

New State Sheep and Goat Specialist

Friday, February 6th, 2015

SAN ANGELO – Dr. Reid Redden has been named the new state sheep and goat specialist and associate professor for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, according to Dr. Ronald Gill, AgriLife Extension livestock specialist and associate animal science department head at Texas A&M University, College Station. Gill said Redden’s appointment will be effective March […]

Trapping Feral Hogs

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

The following article was published in the January edition of Ag News and Views.  Trapping probably is the most effective feral hog control technique available to most land managers. Aerial gunning can be fairly effective but should be implemented over large areas (a few thousand acres), requires a helicopter, and can be relatively dangerous considering the necessary […]

NCBA Convention

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

The following article was published in the January edition of Southern Livestock. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is bringing their annual convention back to the Alamo City, February 4-7th. This will be the 117th meeting of the national trade group that represents more than 29,000 individual members and 60 state and breed affiliates. The four […]

Wildlife Tax Valuation Workshop

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Do you have an agriculture tax valuation on your land? Are you interested in wildlife management? If so, you are invited to attend a Wildlife Tax Valuation Workshop in San Antonio on Saturday, March 21st from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The goal of the workshop is to help landowners prepare a management plan and application for a […]

Generation Next School

Monday, December 29th, 2014

A great opportunity for children or grandchildren taking over the family operation.  Check it out! GN Advertisement

Ag Program Highlights

Monday, December 29th, 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, I’d like to personally thank those of you who have attended educational activities and embraced our mission.  Your support of our program is greatly appreciated.  Below are a few agriculture and natural resource program highlights from this year. Ag Portion – 2014 Making a Difference Document As we look ahead, plans are to have a […]

Backyard Composting

Monday, December 8th, 2014

The following was published in the December edition of Ag News and Views One of the byproducts of consumerism is waste. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans generated about 250 million tons of trash during 2010. Our trash, or municipal solid waste (MSW), is made up of things such as packaging, food […]

2015 Beef Cattle Market

Monday, December 8th, 2014

Southeast Farm Press The 2015 Beef Cattle market is fundamentally strong with expectations of reduced beef production and modestly higher cattle prices, according to Walt Prevatt, Auburn University Extension economist and professor. The 2015 cattle market is fundamentally strong with expectations of reduced beef production and modestly higher cattle prices, according to Walt Prevatt, Auburn University […]