Category Archives: Livestock

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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 →

East Texas Beef Cattle Shortcourse

Beef Cattle shortcourse poster 2014 Please click on the above link to access the program flyer.

Livestock Cold Weather Stewardship

Ag Biz News Column Chad Gulley County Extension Agent –Ag/NR Smith County   Cold Weather Livestock Stewardship   Cold weather can be stressful to our livestock just as it can be to us.  Cold weather livestock stewardship is something farmers and ranchers spend a great deal of time on this time of year.  Farmers and ranchers do not get a day off work just because it is icy or there is snow on the ground. Livestock require energy, protein, minerals, and vitamins in their diets.  Many factors affect… Read More →

Beef Cattle Production

Ag Biz News Column By:  Chad Gulley County Extension Agent—Ag/NR Smith County   Beef Cattle Production   Texas ranks first in the nation in total cattle numbers with over 14 million head.  Texas also has the broadest spectrum of producers and variation in production environments. The beef cattle industry is by far the largest sector in the Texas agriculture industry. Assets minus liabilities equal profit.  In the beef cattle industry, several methods can be used to reach a certain level of profitability.  One way is to increase revenues… Read More →