Land & Livestock Post
Most farms and ranches have one or more ponds or lakes to provide water for irrigation or for livestock. Some of these lakes are stocked with fish for family recreation. If lakes are a quarter acre or larger in water surface, there is an opportunity to lease fishing rights to the public.
In an effort to control the sspread of animal diseases, the U.S. Department of Agriculture on March 11 initiated the Animal Disease Traceability Program to track interstate livestock movement.
It is difficult for cow-calf operations to be profitable if they don't design their animal nutritional programs around home-grown forage. The most economical source of forage is standing, good quality grass and legumes in a pasture.
RIO GRANDE CITY -- The unrelenting drought is taking its toll on South Texas cattle ranchers who are resorting to a centuries-old emergency method of feeding cattle, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent.