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By The Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

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June is dairy month, and the dairy industry is a vital part of the economy in Comanche and surrounding counties. June Dairy Month, an annual tradition developed to celebrate the dairy industry and its many contributors to our society, originated in 1937. During its first two years, 1937 and …

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Master Horseman, SPCA of Texas to Promote ‘Natural Horsemanship’ Education in Equine Welfare.

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AUSTIN – Texas offers a Free Fishing Day on the first Saturday in June every year to help kick off National Fishing and Boating Week. On this day anglers can fish on any public waterbody in the state without a fishing license.

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A Missouri State University’s Animal Science Class visited Dudley Bros. in Comanche County on their statewide tour Wednesday, May 22. The students judged a pen of Bull Sale bulls and critiqued several young Herd Sire prospects.

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We have had incredible rainfall the last two months. Totals have surpassed normal year total averages in many areas. This has caused countless issues for farmers. It has however grown lots of grass and weeds. I do not know if I have ever seen thistles like we have this year. The moisture has…

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AUSTIN – Last year, 29 boating fatalities and hundreds of boat accidents and injuries occurred on Texas waters. As part of National Safe Boating Week May 18-24, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement are reminding Texans to be safe this Memorial Day weekend and all summer long b…

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Right now, it looks like half the county is underwater. So of course, everyone’s tanks are full to overflowing. Before this last round of rain, I was getting a good many questions about pond weeds and in particular “pond scum”. A few typical names people use to refer to various aquatic weeds…

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Recently questions about Hemp has been on of the top calls coming into the local county agent office. First and fore most it needs to be understood that as I write this article hemp is still illegal in Texas. While the Texas House of Representatives did pass HB 1325, in the Senate it was ref…

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WASHINGTON, April 30, 2019 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced today the availability of a new web-based tool – developed in partnership with the University of Wisconsin – to help dairy producers evaluate various scenarios using different coverage levels through the new Dairy Marg…

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It is the time of year that honey bees will start swarming. This time of year, we always have folks call concerned about seeing a large numbers of bees either flying or gathered together in a huge mass. There is nothing to be alarmed about, this just a honey bee swarm. Bees swarm as a natura…

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AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has partnered with the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board, Association of Texas Soil & Water Conservation Districts, Texas Wildlife Association, and Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association to highlight the importance o…

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AUSTIN – The ability to manage land in difficult times, through extended dry periods, floods, wildfires and economic downturns, is the hallmark of a good land steward. In spite of the challenges, many owners of rural land continue to safeguard the wildlife, fields, forests and waters of Texa…

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With the recent rains and the promise of warmer weather just around the corner, now is the time to be looking at managing fire ants around your home. I have already been noticing lots of new mounds popping up in folks’ yards and gardens. This year’s mild winter probably did little to slow th…

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AUSTIN – With the grass growing and wildflowers blooming, it’s time to kick off one of Texas’ best spring traditions – fishing for catfish! Thanks to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Neighborhood Fishin’ program, families won’t have to travel outside of the city to catch them.

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Texans love tomatoes, so it is no wonder it is probably the most planted vegetable in home gardens. While tomatoes may sometimes be referred to as the “fruit of the vine” they are officially a vegetable. This official designation came about as a result of another trade war back in 1883. The …

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TSCRA Special Ranger Marvin Wills reports cattle missing from a property near Olin in Hamilton County. The 3 Brangus or Beefmaster heifers were last seen on March 25 and weigh approximately 700 pounds, each. They have a P6 brand on the left shoulder. Anyone with information is urged to conta…

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The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports.

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It is hard to imagine that it is time to order tags and validate animals for next year’s show season. But there are many livestock validations coming up, so be sure to check the dates and get your orders in on time. If you plan on showing steers at the Comanche County Show or any Texas major…

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By The Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

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National Arbor Day is Friday, April 26, this year, and the Arbor Day Foundation is making it easy for anyone to celebrate the annual tree-planting holiday. Join the Foundation in April and receive 10 free shade trees.

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It is still a bit early, but we are getting close to time to start fertilizing yards and pastures. Whether you are fertilizing your yard or 100-acre hay meadow, it is important to understand how to put out the required rate of the correct nutrients. Here is a quick guide to understanding the…

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