Tag Archives: Ron Gill

Gill receives Beef Quality Assurance 2018 Educator Award

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Ron Gill, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service beef cattle specialist and associate department head for animal science at Texas A&M University in College Station, recently received the National Beef Quality Assurance 2018 Educator Award. Gill was presented the award during the Best of Beef Award Session at the National Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Trade Show in Phoenix, Arizona. Beef Quality Assurance is a national effort aimed at raising consumer confidence through offering proper management techniques… Read More →

Grass-fed beef conference set for May 31-June 1 at Texas A&M

Niche markets, consumer preferences, forage systems to be discussed Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Ron Gill, 979-845-3579, rgill@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Producers interested in learning more about grass-fed beef as well as potential marketing opportunities will receive in-depth instruction at a May 31-June 1 conference at Texas A&M University in College Station. “This is a comprehensive program covering all aspects of grass-fed beef production,” said Dr. Ron Gill, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service beef cattle specialist in College Station and conference instructor. “We will discuss cattle types best… Read More →

BQA: Moving the beef business forward

Writer: Burt Rutherford, burt.rutherford@penton.com One of the most successful and enduring programs that has helped beef producers in their quest to produce the quality beef that consumers demand is the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program. Here’s a look at past success and what the future holds. Consumers demand the very best of what beef producers have to offer. They want the best quality, they want to know that the beef they buy is safe, and they want to know that it was raised with the highest standards of… Read More →

Stiles Farm Field Day features herd bull selection, cropping systems alternatives

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Ryan Collett, 512-898-2214, rmcollett@ag.tamu.edu THRALL – Stiles Farm Field Day attendees learned more about the possibilities of using low or high crop input methods, plus tips on purchasing breeding bulls used in beef cattle operations. The 54th field day attracted more than 100 producers from across the Blacklands region. Dr. Ronnie Schnell, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service cropping systems specialist, College Station, discussed high- and low-input production systems for sorghum. The field trial evaluates both low and high inputs of seeding rates, herbicides and fertilization…. Read More →

Cattle producers can expect more volatility, supply fluctuations

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Joe Paschal, 361-265-9203, joe.pashcal@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Ron Gill, 979-845-3579, r-gill1@tamu.edu Dr. Cliff Lamb, 979-845-1543, gclamb@tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO – Volatility in the cattle market recently is a result of large supplies of beef and speculative investment in agricultural commodities, according to experts at the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association convention in San Antonio. The overall message was cattle producers should brace for continued swings in prices as beef cycles through the supply chain. “Obviously we’ve got a lot of meat to work through,”… Read More →

Handle livestock with less stress

Writer: Jane Fyksen, 715-683-2779, jfyksen@madison.com STRATFORD, Wis. – Who wouldn’t wish handling cattle would go like clockwork, especially when it seems like it rarely does? Too often working cattle stresses both man and beast, straining marriages and sometimes even resulting in injury to an animal, or worse yet, a cattle handler. Handling cattle needn’t be an exercise in anger management, according to Ron Gill, Texas A&M University livestock specialist. He recently ventured north to address low-stress cattle handling at University of Wisconsin-Extension’s Dairy and Beef Well-Being Conference in… Read More →