Tag Archives: Goat

Annual AgriLife ram test joins sheep, goat expo slated for Aug. 18-19

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Dan Waldron, 325-653-4576, d-waldron@tamu.edu Dr. Reid Redden, 325-653-4576, reid.redden@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANGELO—Even after 70 years the annual Texas A&M AgriLife Ram Performance Test is not averse to change, organizers said. Instead of the traditional field day and sale of some of the top Rambouillet rams that  successfully completed the test, breeders this year opted to join the 2017 Texas Sheep and Goat Expo, a statewide industry event now in its third year. The expo, conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service,… Read More →

Plans for third Texas Sheep and Goat Expo underway

Tentative August 18-19 dates set for statewide event Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Marvin Ensor, 325-653-4576, m-ensor@tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – Wheels are in motion for a third Texas Sheep and Goat Expo based on  strong feedback from planners and participants of the Aug. 2016 event held at San Angelo’s Spur Arena, said the event’s chairman. Marvin Ensor, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service regional program leader at San Angelo, said a recent planning committee meeting confirmed the momentum remains high behind conducting a third such top-tier program. “AgriLife Extension’s Texas… Read More →

Meat goats prove worth in six-year market study

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Bill Thompson, 325-653-4576, w-thompson@tamu.edu Dr. Dan Waldron, 325-653-4576, d-waldron@tamu.edu Dr. Rob Hogan, 830-278-9151, rhogan@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – A six-year Texas A&M AgriLife study proved what many West Texas stockmen know; properly managed meat goats are valuable property, no matter how many you have. Bill Thompson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist, and Dr. Dan Waldron, Texas A&M Agrilife Research geneticist, both at San Angelo, and Dr. Rob Hogan, AgriLife Extension economist at Uvalde, recently finished a formal price analysis of the meat… Read More →

Plans are set for state’s premier sheep, goat educational programs

Aug. 19-20 events in San Angelo to offer new industry technology, management, marketing aspects Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Marvin Ensor, 325-653-4576, m-ensor@tamu.edu Dr. John Walker, 325-653-4576, jwalker@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – After months of planning for this year’s Texas A&M AgriLife premier sheep and goat educational events, coordinators say all that remains is waiting out the dog days of summer. For a second year, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas A&M AgriLife Research coordinated two back-to-back educational programs set for Aug. 19-20 in San Angelo…. Read More →

AgriLife agencies plan sheep and goat doubleheader in San Angelo

August 19-20 events to feature the latest in sheep, goat technology, management, marketing Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Marvin Ensor, 325-653-4576, m-ensor@tamu.edu Dr. John Walker, 325-653-4576, jwalker@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – Plans are fast coming together for a Texas A&M AgriLife sheep and goat doubleheader featuring two events that planners tout as this year’s premier educational events for Texas sheep and goat producers wishing to stay abreast of their industry. For the second time in as many years, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas A&M AgriLife… Read More →

AgriLife Extension offers new livestock guardian dog publication

Renewed producer interest prompted the work Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, Contact: Dr. Reid Redden, 325-653-4576, Reid.Redden@ag.tamu.edu Dr. John Tomecek, 325-653-4576,  tomecek@tamu.edu Dr. John Walker, 325-653-4576, jwalker@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” This oft used nod to the U.S. Postal Service could as easily describe the work ethic of good livestock guardian dogs, according to Texas A&M AgriLife officials at San Angelo. Personnel from Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the… Read More →

Crooks is named state AgriLife Extension sheep and goat assistant

Crooks is named state AgriLife Extension sheep and goat assistant Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Reid Redden, 325-653-4576, reid.redden@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – Sterling “Ty” Crooks became the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service state sheep and goat assistant effective Oct. 12. Crooks is headquartered at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at San Angelo. His primary duties will involve working with the state’s 4-H sheep and goat youth programs, said Dr. Reid Redden, AgriLife Extension state sheep and goat specialist at San Angelo and Crooks’… Read More →

Annual Ram Performance Test Field Day and Sale set for March 18 in San Angelo

AgriLife Extension’s new state sheep and goat specialist on program Writer: Steve Byrns 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Dan Waldron, 325-653-4576, d-waldron@tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – The annual Ram Performance Test Field Day and Sale, conducted by Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has been set for March 18 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at San Angelo. The center is located on U.S. Highway 87, just north of San Angelo. Dr. Dan Waldron, AgriLife Research geneticist at San Angelo and the… Read More →

AgriLife Extension names new state sheep and goat specialist

Dr. Reid Redden to be headquartered at San Angelo Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Ronald Gill, 979-845-3579, cell-817-233-3164,rgill@ag.tamu.edu 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 1, with the expectation that he will be permanently settled in San Angelo… Read More →

Craddock retires after 29 years as Extension sheep/goat specialist

By Olivia Norton ’16 As a young man, Dr. Frank Craddock never questioned the direction his career path would take. He did not, however, foresee the far-reaching impression he would make on the animal science industry and Texas A&M Agrilife Extension during his career. After 29 years with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and the Department of Animal Science, Craddock is retiring from his post as Professor and Extension Sheep and Goat Specialist stationed in San Angelo. Craddock credits his early years spent on his family’s central Texas sheep,… Read More →