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Texas Beef Quality Producer Program

60th Annual Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course

Ag Biz News Column Chad Gulley County Extension Agent –Ag/NR Smith County 60th Annual Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course Scheduled The 2014 Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course will be held Monday, August 4 – Wednesday, August 6, 2014 in College Station, Texas on the campus of Texas A&M University. The Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course is the largest beef educational event in the country. It is a three day seminar that represents the culmination of knowledge from industry leaders and experts. This year marks the… Read More →

Estray Livestock

Ag Biz News Column Chad Gulley County Extension Agent –Ag/NR Smith County Estray Livestock From time to time, livestock may get out of the fenced pasture or area they are being kept. The Texas Agriculture Code, Title 6, Subtitle B, Chapter 142 provides details of how estray cattle are to be handled. Many times when cattle are out on the highway, the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) are the first ones called. Texas State law in section 142.003 states, “the owner of the private property or… Read More →

Smith County Ag News–July 2014

Smith County Ag News July 2014 A newsletter for producers in Smith County with educational program information, CEU’s, industry updates, and more.

Grass Carp

Ag Biz News Column Chad Gulley County Extension Agent –Ag/NR Smith County Grass Carp Landowners with farm ponds look at various options to control weeds in the pond. Grass carp may offer biological control of some unwanted aquatic vegetation. Grass carp may be a good option for some, but stocking grass carp requires a permit application process. Vegetation in a pond can be important in maintaining good fish communities. Vegetation can also provide food for other wildlife species. If we have too much growth of certain aquatic plants,… Read More →