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U.S. beef exports in May exceeded year-ago levels by a considerable margin and kept year-to-date results on a very strong pace, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF).

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SAN ANGELO – The West Texas Beef Conference and Trade Show tailored specifically for West Texas cattlemen is scheduled for 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 20 at the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo Fairgrounds Sale Pavilion, according to organizers. The conference is being conducted by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service.

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COLLEGE STATION – The Texas AgriLife Extension Service and Oklahoma State University have developed a decision aid to help cattle producers make culling decisions due to extreme drought.

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SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota–Between 1,000 and 1,500 head of cattle have died across South Dakota from excessive heat and humidity, and those numbers will likely climb as more reports come in, state officials said Tuesday.

State Veterinarian Dustin Oedekoven said his office was still compiling numbers, but reporting is not mandatory and many people dealing with cattle losses likely haven't had time to check in.

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COLLEGE STATION – The finer points of crop irrigation drew great interest from farmers in Brazos, Burleson and Robertson counties recently at the Tri-County Crops tour, according to organizers. As the historic drought continues in Texas, farmers toured the Texas A&M University field laboratory near College Station where both Texas AgriLife Research and the Texas AgriLife Extension Service continue work on several aspects of crop production, including irrigation studies.

 

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