Forage quality influences the performance of range livestock and wildlife, and it is often assumed that, if forage quality meets animal nutrient requirements, animal performance will meet expectations. However, forage intake can be at least as important as forage quality, especially when quality is marginal. Most economically important Texas range herbivores (livestock and native or exotic wildlife) are ruminants. Small ruminants have greater nutrient requirements per pound of body weight than large ruminants. These small ruminants select particular kinds of forage to cope with their higher nutrient requirements. (5 pages)
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This manual aids in teaching beginners and experienced individuals how to properly evaluate live birds, ready-to-cook poultry, shell eggs, and processed poultry. It also includes information related to poultry production, management, and science and cooperating with others in solving poultry industry problems.
This course is designed for youth and collegiate horse judging team members, their coaches, and anyone interested in learning more about horse judging. Learning objectives include understanding the rules for each class, applying the judging guidelines to each class, and learning to articulate placings during oral reasons.
Freeze branding of horses has many advantages. It is safe, economical, simple to do, and relatively painless. It can be done on horses of any age and does not damage the horse's hide. This publication gives complete, step-by-step instructions for freeze branding as well as information on branding systems and sites. (4 Pages)
This course aims to help beef cattle producers protect Texas waterways from contamination that is linked with the production of livestock. These contaminations may also pose a health risk to Texas citizens.
This course is for beginners that want to learn more about raising sheep and goats. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension specialists use videos to guide you through the first steps to get your production going.