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Horn fly problems were increasing in several areas, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel. A single horn fly can take a blood meal 20 to 30 times per day, reducing a beef animal’s performance, according to Dr. Jason Banta, AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist.
Nearly all of Texas continued to receive rain after Memorial Day storms, further improving the prospects of spring crop plantings and existing pastures and rangeland, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service reports from throughout the state. . . .