Livestock Production

We deliver wide-ranging educational programs focused on research-based livestock production and management practices. Online educational materials and in-person resources like specialists, workshops and conferences are available to guide producers on topics spanning from animal forage production and nutrition to breeding and marketing.

Related Departments: Animal Science, Agricultural Economics, Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management, Entomology, Poultry Science, Soil and Crop Sciences 

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Livestock Veterinary Entomology

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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Livestock Production

Publications

Publication

This publication explains how diseases are transmitted and how dairy producers can establish prevention programs with proper biosecurity practices. Tables list common diseases of dairy cattle and ways they are treated. (7 pages)

Publication

Esta publicacion explica como se transmiten las enfermedades y como los productores lecheros pueden establecer programas de prevencion con practicas adecuadas de bioseguridad. Las tablas enumeran las enfermedades comunes del ganado lechero y las formas en que se tratan. (8 paginas)

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

These proven beef quality practices are simply better methods of doing the same jobs you’re already doing.

Program

Beef 101 is a three-day intensive hands-on program designed for anyone who has an interest in expanding their knowledge of the total beef industry.

Program

Beef 706 is a two-day hands-on training program for leaders in various segments of the beef industry who are focused on quality assessment.

Summer Horsemanship School Program

This fun and educational opportunity serves to strengthen the foundation of horsemanship and develop advanced riding skills for youth and adults alike!

All Resources on Livestock Production

  • Program

    The Beef Cattle Short Course is a three-day beef industry educational conference for producers at all levels of the beef industry.

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  • Program

    The David McKnight ’73 Ranch Management University is an intensive four-day event for new or inexperienced ranchers and landowners to learn about managing soils, forages, livestock and wildlife.

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  • Program

    The Texas Wildlife Services Program provides statewide leadership in the science, education and practice of wildlife management to protect the state’s agricultural, industrial and natural resources, as well as the public’s health, safety and property.

  • Project

    The Texas 4-H Beef Cattle Project allows youth to explore the various aspects of the cattle industry such as livestock selection, nutrition, and animal husbandry.

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  • Program

    Generation Next targets new landowners, those who are inheriting land or those who are looking to start a new agricultural operation on an existing ranch.

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  • Program

    The Small Acreage – Big Opportunity (SABO) program is a joint effort of Texas Wildlife Association and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension to address this need.

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  • Project

    The 4-H goat project offers outstanding opportunities for individuals to gain experience in decision-making, record keeping, responsibility, sportsmanship and leadership.

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  • Project

    The horse project is a great way to be able to gain valuable experience and skills through engaging activities like showing and horse judging. There are so many great skills learned through this program.

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  • Project

    Discover secrets behind how your food is processed in the meat science project! You will learn how to identify various cuts of meats and determine the quality. As you discover science-based information about meat, you will be able to judge the quality and retail value of meat.

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  • Project

    The swine project allows youth to explore the various aspects of the swine industry such as livestock selection, nutrition, and animal husbandry.

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