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Livestock Report

Industry, Texas For Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 Receipts – 1,812 compared to 1,322 last week Trend – Steady to higher Choice Steer Calves 150-300 lbs. – $200-240 300-400 lbs - … more

Winter wheat feasible cover crop for Rolling Plains cotton

VERNON – Interest in using cover crops to improve soil health continues to grow in the Texas Rolling Plains region, but the nagging concern of reductions in soil moisture and effects on yields of … more

More free testing available for private water well owners affected by Hurricane Harvey

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and others are offering additional free water testing for private well owners in areas affected by floodwaters from Hurricane … more

Small Town Showdown

The Sealy FFA and Sealy FFA Boosters hosted the seventh annual Showdown and first-ever Showdown After Dark lamb and goat jackpot show on Saturday. Organizers deemed the event “awesome.” The Sealy … more

Blinn College livestock judging team claims title in season’s first national competition

The Blinn College livestock judging team won the first national contest of the season at the American Royal Livestock Judging Contest in Kansas City, Kan., Friday, Oct. 27. Blinn’s sophomore … more

Service Award

The following residents were recognized by the Austin County Soil and Water Conservation District for 75 years of public service to farmers and ranchers. Pictured are Jose Dodier, TSSWCB chairman; … more

4-H youth honored at annual banquet

More than 40 local youth were honored Saturday night at the Austin County 4-H Awards Banquet, held at Kenney Agricultural Hall in Bellville. The kids and their parents enjoyed a catered meal and … more

Austin County Progress Show

Students with Austin County FFA and 4-H programs displayed their animals at the Austin County Progress Show on Saturday at the fairgrounds in Bellville.  more

Hay and forage producers encouraged to submit samples for analysis

The Beef and Forage Committee of Austin County is encouraging beef cattle producers to turn in a sample of their hay for analysis. Hay samples may be turned in at the Austin County Extension Office, … more

Texas groups fight state plan to ‘cut’ local tree regulations

AUSTIN - Conservation groups, cities and business interests are fighting bills in the Texas Legislature that would strip municipalities of the ability to regulate the removal of old-growth … more

Sealy FFA roars loudly at state competition

Members of the Sealy FFA Chapter traveled to Huntsville Dec. 1 to compete in Texas FFA’s Leadership Career Development events. Sam Houston State University has partnered with Texas FFA in … more

Local extension agent honored

Michelle Allen, County Extension Agent - Family & Community Health, of Austin County in Bellville, was honored recently at the National Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences 2017 … more

Cattle raisers convention

Dr. Ron Gill, Texas A&M AgriLIfe Extension Service beef cattle specialist and associate department head for the department of animal science at Texas A&M University in College Station, leads a cattle … more

Livestock Report

Industry, Texas For Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 Receipts – 1,229 compared to 1,812 last week Trend – Steady Choice Steer Calves 150-300 lbs. – $190-250 300-400 lbs - … more

Soil test drive planned for November

Growing better quality hay and pasture grass is a major goal of all hay and livestock producers.  Starting with a soil test is the most important step to determining the amount of fertilizer … more

Austin County Fair Queen pageant set for Oct. 12

Applications for the Austin County Fair Queen pageant are now being accepted. A candidate must be at least 15 years of age by the beginning of the current school year, be single, be a resident of … more

Path to the Plate: Wading through food labels, marketing strategies

AMARILLO – Consumers can be confused by all the labels and marketing in the grocery store, but the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is rolling out a new program aimed at clearing the … more

Another new event for Austin County Fair

The Austin County Fair announced last week that it will offer a floral design competition this year as well as adding a competition named Fair Cup. The competitions will be held Sunday, Oct. 8, in … more

4-H allows youth to explore interests, prepare for the future

COLLEGE STATION – Enrollment for the 2017-2018 4-H year started Aug. 15 with the official statewide kickoff Sept. 1, said Dr. Toby Lepley, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service statewide program … more

Conditions brewing for warm, dry winter

COLLEGE STATION – Dry conditions around the state could worsen over the next few months as a warmer, drier winter is expected, said the state climatologist. Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon said cooler … more
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