Farm and Ranch
  • United States cattle on feed up 1 percent
  • Record low veal and lamb and mutton production for April
  • The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) is pleased to announce Dr. Andy Schwartz has been named Texas' state veterinarian and TAHC's executive director.
  • On Thursday, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission postponed their decision regarding proposed changes to state regulations for managing chronic wasting disease (CWD), until a more thorough review is conducted. CWD is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder that affects cervid species like white-tailed deer, mule deer and elk.
  • Results of sale Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 709 head.
  • "Housing, bird health and production decisions drive what best management practices are best for your flock," says new Tarrant County Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent Fred M. Hall, "and we will discuss what alternatives are available for small flock owners in this program."
  • The Fannin County Livestock Committee is proud to host our first Replacement Heifer Show and Sale at the Fannin County Fair. This heifer project will allow Fannin County youth to search for the perfect heifer to raise, show, and sell in hopes of becoming a replacement heifer for a local rancher.
  • USDA Texas Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Judith A. Canales, reminds producers that FSA offers targeted farm ownership and farm operating loans to assist underserved applicants as well as beginning farmers and ranchers.
  • Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, AgriLife Extension forage specialist, points out Horseweed, a green, leafy warm-season annual plant, and a cool-season perennial plant, Red Sorrel (to the right of her hand) in Coastal Bermuda grass. Seasonal weeds are converging in ranges and pastures around the state. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Adam Russell)
  • "Times have changed since rural communities knew everyone and leases were made on a handshake. Today there is just
    too much liability if the lease isn't written down," says the new Tarrant County Agriculture and Natural Resources
    Agent Fred M. Hall.
  • Water stands along the fence line of a pasture west of Tyler, Texas. Spring rains have saturated pastures and croplands and have forage and crop producers waiting to access fields. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photograph by Adam Russell)
  • Dr. Davey Griffin, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service meats specialist, will discuss Fabrication from Carcass to Retail Cuts at the grass-fed beef conference May 26-27 in College Station. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin)