Updated: 11/21/2013 - Heifer Project International is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping poor families around the world receive training and gifts of animals that help them become self-reliant. Their CEO, Pierre Ferrari, delivered a couple of lectures on the Texas A&M campus last week.
Updated: 10/10/2013 - When you’re driving in rural areas in late fall and winter, chances are that when you see a lush green pasture, you don’t think of it being a crop of grass, but that’s exactly what it is, and with any crop there are risks. Mike Kristynik produces hay and cattle in northeast Brazos County.
Updated: 08/27/2013 - At the beginning of August, more than thirteen hundred and fifty beef producers from Texas and all over the world participated in Texas A&M’s Beef Short Course where they attended various cattleman’s college sessions ranging from forage production and nutrition, to cattle handling, genetics, and reproduction.
Updated: 07/25/2013 - In our part of Texas, this time of the year corn and milo crops are getting close to be harvested, but cotton fields are still adding to their yield potential. The key player from here on out will be Mother Nature. John Malazzo grows corn and cotton in Burleson County.
Updated: 07/04/2013 - The 2011 drought devastated pastures and hayfields and resulted in the biggest liquidation of cattle herds the state had ever seen. With 2012 behind us and half of 2013 gone, local ranchers have begun to see some recovery in their pastures and hay fields. Bobby Kurten is a cow/calf operator, and said that pastures have come back sooner than expected.