TSCRA Special Ranger Hal Dumas,  District 21 in southeast Texas, reports 2 calves missing from a property in Robertson County. The white heifer calf and black bull calf both weigh about 500 pounds, each, and were last seen on Aug. 26. The bull calf had a yellow ear tag. Anyone … Read More

The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) has provided an update on equine infectious anemia (EIA) cases in Dallas County horses, the Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) reported Sept. 19. There have been three cases of EIA in Dallas County, Texas, horses since June. Equine infectious anemia is a viral disease that … Read More

Over the past year, farmers and ethanol advocates alike have pressed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to be more transparent when it comes to Renewable Identification Number (RIN) waivers for small refineries. Today, EPA recognized that concern and created a handful of new sections on their website to ‘increase transparency’ … Read More

The Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board will invest about $40.5 million into programs of beef promotion, research, consumer information, industry information, foreign marketing and producer communications during fiscal 2019, subject to USDA approval. Read more…

Fall aftermath grazing helps cows increase their conditioning and be better prepared for winter and next year’s calving and breeding. Read more…

In this week’s Cow-Calf Corner, a newsletter by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency, Derrell Peel discusses this year’s opportunities for winter wheat grazing; and Glenn Selk talks growing bred replacement heifers. Read more…

This week TSCRA Government and Public Affairs staff have been preparing for the annual policy conference next week in Bastrop. Other activities included meeting with state legislators and staff concerning eminent domain and monitoring an injunction issued this week preventing the implementation of the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule … Read More

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb have announced a joint public meeting to be held on Oct. 23-24 to discuss the use of cell culture technology to develop products derived from livestock and poultry. The joint public meeting, hosted by the USDA’s … Read More

The European Commission recently announced in a news release that it intends to discuss with the United States a review of the functioning of the European Union’s duty-free high-quality beef quota. The Commission suggests that part of the existing 45,000 metric ton (mt) quota that is also available to exporters from other … Read More

A unique quality of the American farmer or rancher is one who simply loves what they do and couldn’t think of anything else they’d rather do. Even if you have a capable heir, you have earned the right to stay on the farm as long as you want. Don’t think … Read More