Source: Texas Animal Health Commission

Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) officials established a Control Purpose Quarantine Area (CPQA) in northern Jim Wells County after fever ticks were discovered on a calf, originating from the area, during a voluntary inspection at a program dipping vat … Read More

Source: AgriLife TODAY | July 15, 2019

Fall armyworms could follow rainfall delivered by Tropical Storm Barry, warns a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agents … Read More

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is issuing a new warning about ticks after the reported deaths of 5 cows in North Carolina. All of the cows’ deaths were linked to acute anemia caused by infestations of Asian longhorned ticks in Surry County, a local news station … Read More

Clint Perkins, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Agent, Tyler, says he has received several phone calls about grasshoppers over the past several days. That means it’s that time of year to start thinking about treating hay meadows, pastures and around houses. Thus far Perkins says he’s seen quite … Read More

USDA announced June 20 it is offering $75 million in funding for the eradication and control of feral swine through the Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program (FSCP) in a joint effort with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). The 2018 … Read More

Texans no longer need a license to kill wild hogs. On May 31, Gov. Gregg Abbott signed a bill to allow people to kill feral hogs without a license. The bill allows any landowner, landowner’s agent or lessee to take a feral hog without a hunting license. The bill unanimously … Read More

Source: Drovers | June 13, 2019

The wet spring has certainly provided favorable breeding conditions for flies. As we progress into the summer it is evident that fly pressure is and will be heavy.

Although all flies do pose risk of irritation and thus lost … Read More

A wild pig population explosion in Missouri has pitted landowners and hunters against natural resource specialists in agreeing on the best way to eliminate the porcine pests. A partnership of federal, state and non-government organizations is adamant that a trapping-only pursuit is the best eradication plan. This has led to … Read More

Source: by PJ Griekspoor for American Agriculturalist|May 30, 2019

Bovine anaplasmosis, a vector-borne bacterial infection that causes often-fatal illness in cattle, is re-emerging as a threat across the U.S., including … Read More

With four Central Texas lakes receiving upgraded zebra mussel classifications this month, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is urging the thousands of boaters and paddlers expected to hit the water this summer to clean, drain and dry their watercraft and equipment to help avoid spreading invasive species to … Read More