Animal health issues affecting the Texas beef industry will be the focus of several sessions at the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course Aug. 7-9 at Texas A&M University in College Station. The short course is the largest beef cattle educational event in the country and attracts more than 1,600 … Read More

Two Beef Quality Assurance Training events will be in North and Northeast Texas during July: July 20 in Gainesville and July 21 in Clarksville. The training events are a collaborative effort among the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas Beef Council and the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association. There … Read More

Horn fly control is important for animal welfare, performance and herd health. If horn flies are not controlled, research has shown that animal gains are often reduced by 0.09 lbs/day for nursing calves and 0.20 lbs/day for stocker cattle and replacement heifers. To reduce problems with resistance, chemical classes of … Read More

A controlled breeding season is an important management tool. Castration, vaccination and dehorning are easier to perform when calves are similar in age. Additionally, having cows at the same stage of production allows for more effective timing of vaccinations and a more efficient feeding program. Breeding seasons should be limited … Read More

The Ranching 101 session on April 18 will be held at the Superior Livestock offices at 131 E. Exchange, Suite 121, in the Fort Worth Stockyards, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Parking is available on the street or in the lot east of the Stockyards Exchange parking … Read More

TSCRA’s Young Leadership Series (YLS) is hosting a meeting in Austin April 19 and 20 that will focus on the politics and the cattle industry in the Lone Star State. Learn about legislative issues, how TSCRA participates in the legislative process, and how you can contribute. You’ll also get the … Read More

As part of a collaborative effort, the Texas Beef Council (TBC), Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and TSCRA recently hosted a Texas Beef Quality Assurance Producer (TBQP) update for more than 45 Texas Department of Criminal Justice ranch managers. The mission of the TBQP program is to promote good management … Read More

Understanding that cattle are herd animals can make it easier to handle them. When possible, allow cattle to follow each other through handling facilities. Watching one go through a gate or exit a squeeze chute can create draw to pull other animals into the chute or through the gate. This … Read More

TSCRA will host ranch gatherings next week in San Angelo, Crockett and McKinney. The gathering in Crockett will also include a bull selection seminar presented by the Texas A&M Extension Service. Two meetings about eminent domain are also planned in Hempstead and Corsicana. Don’t miss out on these important and … Read More

We have our last ranch gatherings for October planned for evenings this week in Kingsville on Monday, Victoria on Tuesday, Damon on Wednesday and Bastrop on Thursday. We also have a Ranching 101 on Tuesday for folks in the Decatur area. It’s not too late to attend! Click here for … Read More