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Land & Livestock Post

  1. Get wired! Selection of fence wire is important

    Selecting fence wire was a simple task when I was a boy during World War II. Daddy went into the ranch supply store, asked for barbed wire or net wire, and took whatever the merchant had in inventory. All items containing steel were rationed as were sugar, rubber and a lot of other commodities. Today, there are many differences between wires and purchasing has become more complicated. Choices in barbed wire include coating, twist type, material, gauge, type of barb and barb spacing. In selecting net wire, you decide on class based, on thickness of the galvanized coating, gauge, low carbon or high tensile, number of horizontal lines, types of knots, spacing between stay or vertical wires, height and length.
  2. Parasites likely to proliferate due to wet weather

    UVALDE -- Excessive rains in many parts of the state have Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts concerned about the possibility of increased parasite and pest activity with livestock.
  3. Parks and Wildlife adopts rules to halt chronic wasting disease

    HARLINGEN - Deer farmers walked out en masse, but the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department adopted new rules to regulate transport of captive deer to limit the spread of chronic wasting disease.
  4. West Texas A&M a step closer to creating higher-quality beef through cloning

    CANYON — West Texas A&M updated a crowd of more than 200 people Wednesday on its progress in creating a new, higher-quality herd of beef cattle based on four cloned animals.
Summertime pond management requires planning and caution

Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, Contact: Dr. Billy Higginbotham, 903-834-6191, OVERTON – Phone calls about out-of-control aquatic vegetation are a common midsummer occurrence, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service wildlife and fisheries specialist Dr. Billy Higginbotham. However, he said, pond owners should proceed with caution when treating aquatic weeds in ponds where fish are […]

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