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Texas Extension Beef Cattle Publications:
The following set of PDF. publications are posted for Walker County Ranchers. This is a set of information of great use for beef cattle producers in our county.
- BEEF SELECTION TECHNIQUES NEW TRENDS
- Castrating Beef Calves
- Chute Side Cattle Working
- Producing and Marketing High-Value Calves
- Value Added Calf (VAC) -Management Program
- Value Added Calf (VAC) -Vaccination Programs
- Beef: Individual Identification of Cattle
The following set of AgriLife online linked publications are posted for beef cattle ranchers and may be of use in assisting with the management of your cattle herd.
*Additional Beef / Related Information is posted online under the Texas AgriLife Extension, Walker County Annual Rainfall & Ag Tips by Month web page. Items listed there will be: 1889- Present Annual Rainfall Chart & Ag Tips (podcasts) on a variety of subjects.
Beef Cattle Information:
Texas Beef Quality Producer program: The mission of the Texas Beef Quality Producer Program (TBQP) is to promote good management practices for cattle producers in an effort to strengthen consumer confidence in beef as a wholesome food product.
Texas A&M Department of Animal Science Beef Cattle Publications: A wide variety of information ranging from current news, marketing, drought management, facilities & equipment, health, nutrition, pasture/range & forage, management guides, and much more..
Junior Beef Project Publications: This is an excellent resource for anyone interested in the club calf or breeding heifer projects.
Texas A&M Equine Resources for Horse Owners: Information on drought & emergency management related to horses, theft, nutrition, reproduction, & youth topics.
Sheep & Goat Information:
Texas A&M Department of Animal Science Sheep & Goat Publications: Your resource for publications on marketing, genetics / selection, health, nutrition, & youth projects.
Langston University Goat Research Information: If you are needing information on goat production, this is an excellent resource to be aware of. Langston’s web site can be a little challenging, but it is full of good information. We recommend the Library Fact Sheets. Another useful resource is the Meat Goat Herd Health—Procedures & Prevention module set.
Texas Breeding Goat Guide: Another useful resource for management of these small ruminants.
Urinary Calculi in Wether Lambs/Kids
Texas A&M Department of Animal Science Swine Publications: The site for current news, information on carcass quality, general management, genetics & selection, health, reproduction, and youth project information.
Texas A&M Department of Animal Science Poultry Publications: If you need information on home flocks, layers, incubation, pest control, guinea fowl, quail, emus, ostrich, or any other poultry related items, this is the link to start with.
Youth/Junior Livestock Projects:
Texas Youth Livestock Project: Publications and information by species with links to major show updates, plus a listing of upcoming events.
Texas 4-H & Youth Development Program: The resource for youth development information. The TX 4-H web site contains information on projects, records, scholarships and much more.
Texas 4-H Projects: This is a direct link to the multitude of 4-H project offerings with resources, guides and lots of related information.
Veterinary Medicine Information:
Texas Animal Health Commission: The state resource for animal health regulations and updates.