Sonora Ram Test starts Sept. 13-14

Sonora Ram Test starts Sept. 13-14 SONORA – The annual ram performance test conducted at the Texas AgriLife Research Station at Sonora will begin Sept.13-14 with delivery of rams to the station. The station is located on State Highway 55 between Sonora and Rocksprings. An annual field day and sale highlighting the end…


Canola Meetings Inform Farmers

Farmers interested in producing winter canola learned how to grow the crop, where to find seed to plant, the importance of getting multi-peril crop insurance and the assurance of a good market for the new oilseed plant at two production meetings held recently at Hobart and Altus, Okla. Representatives of the Producers Cooperative…


Proposed New Fire Codes to Apply Only to New Construction

Manitoba’s Fire Commissioner says proposed new requirements for the construction of agricultural buildings will apply only to new construction or major renovations. Following extensive consultations with the agricultural community the Office of Manitoba’s Fire Commissioner has recommended extending provisions of Manitoba’s Buildings and Mobile Homes Act to cover the construction of new or expanded…


Intestinal Physiology and Peptidase Activity in Male Pigs

Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites of fungi contaminating food and feed ingredients. Their consumption represents a potential health hazard for humans and animals. Fumonisins are a group of structurally related mycotoxins produced by Fusarium verticillioides that are commonly found on corn. Prolonged exposure to Fumonisin B1 (FB1) disturbed transepithelial electrical resistance (TER) in intestinal epithelial cells…


IPPA, ISU announce swine disease control project

The Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) and the Iowa State University (ISU) College of Veterinary Medicine are taking steps to address a reproductive and respiratory disease that has circulated in swine herds for the past 20 years. IPPA and ISU are proposing to establish a Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) control project in…


Canola, Pushed By Genetics, Moves Into Uncharted Territories

Genetically engineered versions of the canola plant are flourishing in the form of roadside weeds in North Dakota, scientists say, in one of the first instances of a genetically modified crop establishing itself in the wild. How much of a problem this might be is subject to debate. But critics of biotech crops…


Extension expert: Keep expenses in check when in cattle business

Extension expert: Keep expenses in check when in cattle business COLLEGE STATION – Watching the bottom line in an operation is more important than ever in the cattle business, and there’s not much room for equipment-related purchases that aren’t absolutely necessary, according to an expert with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service. At the 2010 Texas…


AgriLife Extension sets district-wide beef clinic in Abilene

AgriLife Extension sets district-wide beef clinic in Abilene ABILENE – The Texas AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the District 7 4-H beef clinic, “Keys to a Successful Show Steer Project,” from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Sept. 17 in Abilene. The clinic will be held in the Griffin Arena, located on the grounds of the Taylor County…


Feral Hog Appreciation Day set for Aug. 24 in Coleman

Feral Hog Appreciation Day set for Aug. 24 in Coleman COLEMAN – “Appreciating” feral hogs will be the topic of a program to be conducted by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service office in Coleman County from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Aug. 24 in the Bill Franklin Center in Coleman. The center is located on…


CFA : Welcomes Extensions on APP Repayment

OTTAWA – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture  commends the federal government for responding to requests of cattle and hog producers on the need for flexibility with regard to Advance Payment Program loans.   Today Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Gerry Ritz and  Minister of State (Agriculture) Jean-Pierre Blackburn announced two Stays of Default that will…


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