The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension service of Fannin County will offer the 2015 North Texas Hay Show this year on October 2, 2014. The Hay Show this year will be offered in conjunction with the North Texas Cattleman's Conference.
Dr. Jason Cleere, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service beef cattle specialist and Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course coordinator, leads off the general session. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin)
Fannin Soil and Water Conservation District and Natural Resources Conservation Service will be holding a Soil Health Seminar on August 14 at the Derrell Hall Education Center in Bonham (2505 N Center St, Bonham, TX 75418). Registration will be from 7:30-8:00 a.m.; the program will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end with lunch at 12:20 p.m.
The purple-colored patches on the right side of the fence are signs of invasion of common Bermuda grass into Coastal Bermuda grass pasture under a high stocking rate, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research forage scientist. On the left side of the fence, the stocking rate was medium and shows much less invasion of common ecotypes. The pastures on both side of the fence received nitrogen fertilizer at usual rates during a 30-year study of the effects of stocking rates and nitrogen rates on pastures. (Texas A&M AgriLife Research photo by Dr. Monte Rouquette)
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Texas Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Ms. Judith A. Canales, today reminded farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers that they have until August 3, 2015, to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local FSA county committees.
All cattle and calves in the United States as of July 1, 2015, totaled 98.4 million head, 2 percent above the 96.3 million on July 1, 2014. The last time all cattle and calves inventory for July 1 increased was 2006.
A $500 reward has been offered through the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Operation Cow Thief for information leading to the arrest of Sharon Lynn Nehring, also known as Sharon Jacoby of Freestone County, Texas.