This course includes voluntary conservation practices along with sources for technical and financial assistance designed to reduce pollutants such as fecal bacteria in our waterways as well as enhance water conservation, forage production, and reduce soil erosion. We hope that landowners and livestock producers find the information helpful in their pursuit of being the best natural resource stewards they can be. Objectives:Explain the value of water qualityIdentify major water quality regulations in TexasExplain the impacts of beef cattle on water qualityImplement best management practices to reduce bacterial contamination in runoff.
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Raising chickens is a great youth project for beginners to livestock showing. This publication will teach you the advantages of starting with show broilers.
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(This course meets the requirements of TCEQ for CAFO operators located in the dairy outreach program area (DOPA). Successful completion by correctly answering all test questions for each module provides one hour of initial or continuing education training required by the TCEQ.)
A producer can use a bear put spread to hedge against a falling market. This publication discusses how a bear put spread works, the net price received by using a bear put spread, margin requirements, and why you should consider a bear put spread. (5 pages.)
A producer can use a bull call spread when trying either to protect or to benefit from a rising market. This publication discusses how a bull call spread works, margin requirements, and why you should consider a bull call spread. (3 pages).
The purpose of this publication is to provide valuable information when developing a vaccination protocol. Vaccines stimulate an animal’s immune system to produce a protective response against bacteria, viruses, and parasites if they are exposed. The effectiveness of vaccines in stimulating an immune response will vary, which is why your veterinarian’s advice is important. (2 […]