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Livestock Report

Industry, Texas For Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Receipts – 795 compared to 739 last week Trend – Steady to little higher on good, active market Choice Steer Calves 150-300 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

Livestock Report

Industry, Texas For Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Receipts – 869 compared to 861 last week Trend – Compared to last week steady to a little lower Choice Steer Calves 150-300 lbs. – … more

Texas A&M Summer Horsemanship Schools enter 46th year

COLLEGE STATION – More than 100 former Texas A&M University Summer Horsemanship School instructors gathered as part of a reunion weekend to celebrate 46 consecutive years of the program at Texas … more

Austin County 4-H partiicipates in District 11 Spring Spectacular

On April 6-7, 2018, Austin County 4-H had 24 youth participating in the District 11 Spring Spectacular in Victoria. The youth competed against 17 counties in the Coastal Bend Region. Those … 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

WOODS, WATERS and WILDLIFE

Just as the calm that often occurs as the eye of a hurricane passes overhead is misleading, don’t let the warmer weather since last week’s frigid temperatures make you think winter is over. … more

It takes a community …

The ‘Growing and Nourishing Healthy Communities Garden Program’ at Sealy High School is off and running. The gardening project is being implemented with the Culinary Department at the school. … more

Recent rains help planting conditions, but drought persists in some areas

COLLEGE STATION – Recent rainfall has set up much of the state for spring crop planting, but other areas continue to experience drought, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service … more

Livestock Report

Industry, Texas For Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Receipts – 704 compared to 776 last week Trend – Steady to little lower Choice Steer Calves 150-300 lbs. – $200-245 300-400 lbs. - … more

Texas A&M, PerkinElmer create leading public agriculture, life sciences genome platform

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife Research and their internationally recognized Genomics and Bioinformatics Service are poised to change the face of agriculture-focused genomics. “We are … 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

EEA lends a helping hand

Extension Education Association (EEA) of Austin County, a direct part of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, is showing support for the upcoming National Extension Association of Family and … more

Water well screenings offered in January for counties affected by Hurricane Harvey

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas Well Owner Network will present free water well screenings in January for Aransas, Calhoun, Jackson, Matagorda, Refugio, San Patricio and Victoria counties to give … more

Trade negotiations critical to fuel future economic impact

AUSTIN – U.S. agricultural export trade reached $135 billion in 2016 as farm commodities were a big economic driver helping to feed a growing global population, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife … 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

Local youth wins calf scramble at Fort Worth Stock Show

FORT WORTH - Kelsie Prazak, a member of Sealy FFA, caught a calf during Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo’s Calf Scramble, earning a $500 purchase certificate for a show heifer and the chance for up to … more

Livestock Report

Industry, Texas For Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 Receipts – 890 compared to 1,145 last week Trend – Steady Choice Steer Calves 150-300 lbs. – $200-245 300-400 lbs. - … 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
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