Livestock & Poultry

We provide a wide array of research-based resources, educational programming and expert advice covering topics from animal care and production to best environmental practices for livestock, including poultry, dairy and beef cattle, horses, pigs, sheep and goats.

Related Departments: Animal ScienceEntomology, Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management

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Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory

The Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, TVMDL, includes four diagnostic laboratories serving veterinarians, livestock producers and government agencies.

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Livestock & Poultry

Publications

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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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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.)

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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).

Programs

We offer numerous free and affordable programs on agriculture and natural resources, family and community health, economic health and youth development. We also offer many volunteer opportunities. Browse the list below.
Program

The Texas 4-H Agriculture & Livestock Program provides a variety of unbiased resources for 4-H/FFA families, leaders and volunteers interested in youth livestock projects and agricultural advocacy.

Program

Livestock veterinary entomology is the evaluation and understanding of ectoparasites that bite and feed on livestock and companion animals, affecting animals’ thriftiness, behavior, and lifestyle.

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Agricultural Safety and Health Program addresses farm machinery safety, safe handling of agrochemicals, and topics related to safety in farm, ranch, and rural settings.  

Courses

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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.)

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Gain exclusive full access to the recordings from all three days of the 2021 short course! The Texas A&M Equine Reproductive Management Short Course is designed for owners and breeding managers who want to learn the most efficient methods for ensuring the success of their breeding programs.

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In this course, horse owners and managers will learn about important topics related to managing the broodmare and foal.

Egg to Chick

This workshop provides an excellent opportunity to learn about incubating chicken eggs and how that can be used as a science educational opportunity in the classroom. Educational activities include an in-depth discussion on egg formation, embryology, incubation, classroom experiments, and there will be a question and answer session.

All Resources on Livestock & Poultry

  • Publication

    Raising chickens is a great youth project for beginners to livestock showing. This publication will teach you the advantages of starting with show broilers.

  • Course

    Waiting on more info to write the new product description

    Old listing info
    (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.)

  • Publication

    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.)

  • Publication

    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).

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    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 […]

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