MONTEGUT, La. (AP) - On Herdis Neil's farm near Montegut, the land is so dry that livestock consistently wander into the drainage ditch in search of water at the bottom and get stuck there. That's what happened Tuesday evening. Neil found a calf stuck up to its belly on the... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's agriculture department says a vaccine developed by scientists at the LSU AgCenter is showing results in preventing a disease that costs U.S. cattle and dairy producers an estimated $300 million a year. The disease is "anaplasmosis," which is spread by ticks and destroys red... more »
An update on the controversy surrounding a special guest at last week's Cattle Festival. Some in abbeville say they were snubbed!
That's when Saints Hall of Famer Rickey Jackson, who was heavily promoted to attend the event, was a no-show.
His photo surfaced in a Mississippi newspaper, signing... more »
NFL Hall of Famer Rickey Jackson was supposed to be the guest of honor at this weekend's 62nd Annual Louisiana Cattle Festival in Abbeville, but Jackson was nowhere to be found among the thousands of people who packed the streets. Festival president Francis Plaisance found out early Saturday morning that... more »
Rickey Jackson who played 13 years with the Saints and two with San Francisco will be featured on a float at the 62nd Annual Louisiana Cattle Festival Parade next month. This is the festival's first time to feature a NFL Hall of Famer.
Jackson will ride in the Grand... more »
The National Weather Services has predicted that a tropical storm currently organizing near the Bahamas is expected to make landfall in Southwest Louisiana or Southeast Texas on Sunday, July 25. Tropical storm force winds and 3-4' above normal tides are predicted for Southwest Louisiana. Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain,... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has appointed Genevieve Lyons of Church Point to the Cattlemen's Beef Promotion and Research Board.
The board oversees the national Beef Checkoff Program, which pays for research, education and promotion. Members are volunteers who serve three year... more »