Join Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Texas Beef Council and Boehringer-Ingelheim Vetmedica at Tarleton State University in Stephenville for two days of learning and information. With live cattle handling demonstrations, hands-on training, and updates on the newest trends in the industry, you are sure to … Read More

On Sept. 24, a revised Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) was signed by President Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Since KORUS went into effect in 2012, the U.S. trade deficit in goods with Korea increased by 75 percent from $13.2 billion to $23.1 billion (2017), while the overall … Read More

Greg Ibach, Under Secretary for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Marketing and Regulatory Programs, announced on Tuesday USDA’s four overarching goals for advancing animal disease traceability to protect the long-term health, marketability and economic viability of the U.S. livestock industry. These objectives include the digital sharing of data between officials, … Read More

The public review and comment period for the Texas Water Development Board’s (TWDB) Draft State Flood Assessment is now open until Oct. 3. The public is encouraged to participate in the final opportunity to contribute to the flood assessment in three ways: submit comments by email or in writing, or … Read More

A cold front hit the state this past week, bringing between 2 and 8 inches of rain to the Blacklands. Precipitation in the rest of the state ranged from trace amounts up to 3 inches, with isolated areas in the Cross Timbers, East Texas, South East Texas and the Edwards … Read More

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.1 million head on Sept. 1, 2018, up 6 percent above Sept. 1, 2017, inventory. This is the highest September 1 inventory since the series began in … Read More

In addition to an ongoing legal challenge in Montana, state beef checkoff programs in thirteen additional states are now facing legal challenge, including Texas. At question is whether producers’ right to free speech under the First Amendment is being violated when they are required to pay money to a state beef council … Read More

Funding for crucial safety net programs for thousands of Texas farmers and ranchers expires Sept. 30. Congress has four working days to act. There is no timetable for the release of the revised bill, nor the provisions it will include. But both Democratic and Republican committee aides in the House and … Read More

In the Sept. 24 edition of Cow-Calf Corner, a newsletter by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency, Derrell Peel talks the latest cattle on feed numbers; and Glenn Selk discusses growing weaned heifers on wheat pasture. Read more…

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