Texas A&M University is revitalizing its beef herd and Beef Research Center through a recent initiative with the Red Angus Association of America. The university worked in conjunction with RAAA to solicit embryos of high genetic merit to build a herd of registered Red Angus females.
How can you tell if your horse is healthy, or if he could use some extra care? Jennifer Zoller, PhD, is an extension horse specialist at Texas a&m Agrilife Extension. She lists several markers that indicate your horse’s health status.
The first step in increasing calving percentage is to select proven herd sires and then check cows for pregnancy. Characteristics of an ideal pregnancy test are the ability to identify correctly pregnant animals (high sensitivity) and non-pregnant animals (high specificity) as well as being simple and inexpensive to conduct under field conditions.
The TAHC, and the USDA Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Program, have established a County Fever Tick-Control Purpose Quarantine Area in northern Jim Wells County in order to eliminate the pest and prevent the spread of fever ticks. The TAHC first set up a quarantine in Jim Wells county in November of 2017. More than 13,000 acres now are under quarantine.