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Texas A&M AgriLife researchers investigate salmonella in Texas feedlots

A study examining the presence of salmonella in beef cattle feedyards was the focus of a series of studies by Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists and faculty in the department of animal science at Texas A&M University, College Station. (Texas A&M AgriLife Research photo by Blair Fannin.)

A study examining the presence of salmonella in beef cattle feedyards was the focus of a series of studies by Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists and faculty in the department of animal science at Texas A&M University, College Station. The findings could help develop new pre-harvest food safety interventions in providing safe, wholesome food for consumers.

Featured Stories

  • Pork producers plan for antibiotic use changes

    Consumers have never been more interested in agriculture as they are now. They are interested in how animals and crops are raised and how it will affect their overall health.
  • Send us your livestock photos

    High Plains Journal's Livestock page has a new Livestock Photo of the Day feature. Send us your photos of cattle, pigs, sheep, goats or other livestock, and you might see your picture featured on our website. 

Blog Posts

  • Barbed wire bonanza

                First invented in 1868, barbed wire was a big deal. Lands previously considered open-range ranches were suddenly able to keep certain animals in and others out. The fences kept unwelcome animals away from valuable grazing land, deterred cattle rustlers and separated livestock from potent...
  • Man cave musts

    Neanderthals needed their caves, so do men. Now I wouldn’t say I am any sort of an expert on what a man cave should contain, but I have some ideas. I’m going for more of an agricultural feel with my man cave designs, so don’t be surprised by all the farm equipment I’ve included.
  • What a difference a year makes

    Last week I was in colorful Colorado for a livestock producers meeting in Steamboat Springs. I've been going to the same meeting for the last several years, and have mostly taken the same route even though the meeting was held in different places.
  • Summer sides

    Ah, summer. That season so many songs are written about and movie plots are centered around. Those quintessential things that represent America, like baseball, apple pie, ice cream and firing up the grill, conjure memories from our past, and even a bit of hope for the future, in a time when politici...
  • Pallet heaven

    Shipping pallets are about the most universal repurposing material there is. They are usually easy to come by and can be made into just about anything. The only issue I’ve run into with them is they are sometimes hard to take apart if you want to repurpose the wood. The link is a tutorial for how to...
  • Laura: Northwest Kansas update

    Northwest, Kansas—I realize it has been a little while since I last updated you. I think I have enough information now, so I’m going to give this a shot. It has been a little difficult to catch the guys to get enough information to be able to piece together a story. When they’re this busy and presse...

Featured Photos

  • Farm Dog

    No matter the breed, every farm dog has to keep a close watch on the livestock. Some do it with a smile on their face. (Journal photo by Lacey Newlin.)
  • Iowa Flooding

    Excess rain on June 14 added to already soaked fields to cause field flooding in central Iowa. (Journal photo by Jennifer Carrico.)
  • Watering Hole

    A hot day with little wind calls for a dip in the watering hole for these cattle in Pratt County, Kansas, in early June. (Journal photo by Kylene Scott.)
  • Cattle

    A hot day with little wind calls for a dip in the watering hole for these cattle in Pratt County, Kansas in early June. (Journal photo by Kylene Scott.)
  • Alfalfa

    This alfalfa field in southwest Kansas had numerous plants with blooms on it mid-May. Rains in the weeks following hindered some attempts at harvest. (Journal photo by Kylene Scott.)