Stocker calves being placed on pasture, a mixture of Mayton rye and Nelson ryegrass, as part of a Texas A&M AgriLife Research winter pasture trial focused on optimal stocking rates for winter pastures. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Adam Russell)
This spring calving in the middle of the winter is for the penguins. While I have mostly been an advocate of spring calving, calving in the fall when the temperatures are a lot milder is looking better and better all the time but there's just one catch and that is you basically have to give up a half a year's calf crop to get it done and it doesn't make really good financial sense from that perspective to move calving from spring to fall.
Those who are nuts about growing pecans have an opportunity to learn in–depth production techniques at the 2017 Texas Pecan Short Course Jan. 23-26, according to Monte Nesbitt, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist in College Station.
Measuring fish and maintaining records of fish caught from stocked ponds is a good management practice that allows landowners to chart the pond's progress. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Billy Higginbotham)
Cattle inventory across the U.S. will continue to expand and that will likely keep prices in moderation through 2017, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economists. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin)