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TPWD studying ungulates to help landowners make decisions about raising exotics on their properties

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When Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) took over operations of a ranch that had 14 species of exotic ungulates in 1997, the original idea was to get rid of all of them and start over.
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Pan-Fried Potato Medley

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Crispy, flavorful potato side dish
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John Wesley Hardin and the Death of Jack Helm

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Jack Helm was at a blacksmith shop in the small Texas community of Albuquerque in 1873, working on an invention to rid the world of the boll weevil when two men, including notorious badman John Wesley Hardin, shot him to death.
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Buying A Better Bull: Extension beef cattle specialist explains why a little pre-purchase homework pays big dividends down the line

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A  commercial cow-calf operation recently hired Jason Cleere, a professor at Texas A&M University and a beef cattle specialist with AgriLife Extension, to find a bull that suited the operation. Cleere found a ranch with a set of Charolais bulls for sale, but before he went to the ranch he got hold of data sheets on the ranch’s bulls.
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Cattle buyers starting to offer lower returns for producers who don’t employ value-added calf methods

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Cattle raisers have known for at least 20 years that a value-added calf (VAC) is worth more than a calf that’s simply taken from its mother and put on a truck, a practice that consultant Whitney Whitworth of Lyssy & Eckel Feeds in Llano calls “weaning on I-35.”
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Earth Bread

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A celebration of Earth’s bounty
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The Complex Life of the Father of Texas

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We don’t hear as much about Stephen F. Austin as we do some of the others who helped found Texas, especially Sam Houston, who has about as many biographies as Abraham Lincoln. Houston was colorful and unpredictable. All Austin did was work, and for most of his short adult life he labored to create Texas out of thousands of miles of wilderness and a few land grants.
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Agricultural economist wonders if cattle market prices will drop below the cost of production

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For at least a year before it actually happened, Bill Thompson and every other agricultural economist worth his or her salt said the record-setting beef cattle market would come back to earth and prices would drop.
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Producers increasingly caught in a squeeze by ‘faddish demands’ of consumers, food companies

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For a long time, farmers grew what consumers wanted because the consumers wanted food and that was what the farmers grew. Nobody paid much attention to labels.
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