Department Updates

Changes to availability of some livestock antibiotics coming June 11

June 5th, 2023

From AgriLife Today feature, by Kay Ledbetter Don’t wait. Get to know your local veterinarian now and establish a veterinarian-client-patient relationship if you expect to treat livestock in the future, as over-the-counter livestock antibiotics will soon require a prescription. That is the advice of a team of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts trying to help livestock… Read More →

AgriLife Extension sheep shearing school fills crucial void in the industry

April 7th, 2023

Writer: Susan Himes, 325-657-7315, Susan.Himes@ag.tam.edu Contact: Dr. Reid Redden, 325-657-7324, Reid.Redden@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANGELO- The Texas A&M AgriLife Sheep Shearing School was held Jan. 12-14 at the AgriLife Research and Extension Center. Over the three-day course, students learned how to shear sheep and received an overview of key aspects of the shearing industry. With a decreasing… Read More →

Beef Cattle Browsing – February 2009

March 6th, 2023

Beef Cattle Browsing Editor: Dr. Stephen Hammack, Professor & Extension Beef Cattle Specialist EmeritusFebruary 2009This newsletter is published by Texas AgriLife Extension – Animal Science. Media, feel free to use this information as needed and cite Texas A&M University Beef Cattle Browsing Newsletter, Dr. Steve Hammack. GROUND BEEF – WHAT AND HOW MUCHSomewhere around half… Read More →

Beef Cattle Browsing – May 2010

February 27th, 2023

Editor: Dr. Stephen Hammack, Professor & Extension Beef Cattle Specialist Emeritus This newsletter is published by Texas AgriLife Extension – Animal Science. Media, feel free to use this information as needed and cite Texas A&M University Beef Cattle Browsing Newsletter, Dr. Steve Hammack. McDONALD’S AND FREE-RANGE EGGSThe Humane Society of the United States, a McDonald’s stock… Read More →

Beef Cattle Browsing – October 2012

February 27th, 2023

This newsletter is published by Texas AgriLife Extension – Animal Science. Media, feel free to use this information as needed and cite Texas A&M University Beef Cattle Browsing Newsletter, Dr. Steve Hammack. Editor: Dr. Stephen Hammack, Professor & Extension Beef Cattle Specialist Emeritus FORGET TECHNOLOGY – BUT WHAT WOULD RESULT?We’re often told we should turn back… Read More →

Texas A&M Summer Horsemanship School Program Celebrates Its 50th Year

September 9th, 2022

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s Summer Horsemanship School Program just completed its 50th consecutive year of sending collegiate horsemanship instructors throughout Texas to teach horsemanship. This tremendously successful educational program serves to strengthen the foundation of horsemanship and develop advanced riding skills for youth, as well as adults. Throughout the spring semester, four Texas A&M… Read More →

Recognizing and Avoiding Heat Stress in Cattle

July 12th, 2022

With the recent heat wave occurring across much of the country, it is important for producers to recognize heat stress in cattle. Here are some tips on recognizing and avoiding heat stress in cattle from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and the Department of Animal Science. In warm weather, cattle should always have access to shade… Read More →

Mineral imbalances need to be considered in cattle deaths

January 22nd, 2021

Texas A&M AgriLife offers expertise, assistance in livestock mineral toxicity, testing By Susan Himes susan.himes@ag.tamu.edu Ranchers need to keep in mind that the wrong quantities of minerals can be dangerous or even deadly to cattle, said experts from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. When it comes to cattle and minerals, what works for a rancher… Read More →

Retail beef market embraces changes, new cuts for consumers

October 20th, 2020

AgriLife Extension expert outlines some new options from familiar beef cuts Chuck flap, rib-eye filet, tomahawk steak, Denver or Sierra cuts, flat irons and tri tips – the landscape of the local grocery meat case is changing when it comes to beef cuts, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. As the COVID-19 pandemic brought… Read More →

Peak performance important to cow-calf operations amid pandemic-induced price fluctuations

September 9th, 2020

AgriLife Extension program offers financial, production analysis and benchmarking to identify opportunities, weaknesses With the COVID-19 pandemic, cattle prices have been on a roller coaster. Now is a good time to analyze performance to make sure your operation is as efficient as possible, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. Pancho Abello, AgriLife Extension economist,… Read More →