The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) has adopted a rule to mitigate the risk of uninfected cattle being exposed to animals that are persistently infected with bovine viral diarrhea virus, also known as BVDV-PI cattle. The rule was passed at the December commission meeting and will go into effect Feb. … Read More

Source: ForageFax by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension | Jan. 24, 2020

If you have not done so for this year, please consider obtaining a soil test now.  There is not much that can be done regarding the high cost of fertilizer, but there is … Read More

Source: USDA Economics, Statistics and Market Information System | 1-27-20

Compared to last week, feeder steers and heifers weighing under 700 lbs were fully steady; yearlings over 700 lbs sold steady to $3 lower. Trade activity was moderate on moderate to good demand. Feedyards … Read More

Cow-Calf Corner is a weekly newsletter by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency.

Large feedlot inventories to start 2020

By Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist

The latest monthly cattle on feed … Read More

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After several residents voiced their concerns Wednesday, The Woodlands Township approved the hiring of a special consultant to develop a game plan to reduce the feral hog population. The consultant will be paid $25,000.

Source: USDA Market News

Jan. 24, 2020

Compared to last week hay trades are mostly steady to firm. Demand for high quality horse/dairy quality hay is very good, which has caused that market to firm up as we move farther into the feeding season. Cow and grinder type … Read More


Map released Jan. 23, 2020 | Data valid Jan. 21, 2020
This Week’s Drought Summary
Pacific weather systems migrated across the contiguous U.S. (CONUS) in a fairly westerly jet stream flow during this U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) week. East of the Rockies, they tapped Gulf of Mexico … Read More

John Sharp sent Harvard’s president an open letter calling for an investigation into Harvard scientists whose actions he said “are false and harmful to Texas A&M University and its faculty.” Read about it at The Texas Tribune…

Source: USDA Farm Service Agency

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated four Texas counties as primary natural disaster areas on Jan. 22, 2020. Producers in Bee, Gillespie, Goliad, and Live Oak counties who suffered losses due to recent drought may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) … Read More