All hay classes traded fully steady on light to moderate movement. The Panhandle area remains dry and in much need of moisture despite the light snow or dusting received early in the week. Alfalfa producers continue to move hay out of storage barns to make room for new … Read More

Last week we invited you to participate in an online survey concerning your opinions on wild pig populations and management in Texas.  If you have already completed this survey, we sincerely thank you for your participation. If you have not yet completed the survey, please use the information below … Read More

Abnormal dryness (D0) and pockets of moderate drought (D1) have been on the increase in Texas, except in the eastern part of the state. The lower Rio Grande Valley and portions of West Texas and the northern panhandle have been especially dry in recent weeks. Elsewhere in Texas, year-to-date precipitation … Read More

Mail boxes and email inboxes are starting to fill up with bull sale announcements and catalogs as the heart of bull sale season nears. Sifting through all the data, pedigrees and photos can be nerve-racking, but in the end finding the right sire to move genetic progress forward in your … Read More

Conditions are set for Texas fruit producers to have a bumper year if early blooms can avoid a major freeze before consistently warm weather sets in. Good chill hours and soil moisture index have fruit trees set up for a good year, but those early blooms could be susceptible to … Read More

AFrom fence laws to utilizing new
technologies to manage beef cattle herds, Texas A&M AgriLife experts
will share the latest at the 2019 Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers
Association Convention scheduled for March 29-31 in Fort Worth.

Dr. Jason Banta, Texas
A&M AgriLife Extension Service beef cattle specialist in Overton, … Read More

Much of the state experienced warmer temperatures last week. Precipitation ranged from 0.2 to 1.5 inches in East Texas and the Upper Coast, while rainfall in the rest of the state was less than half of an inch. There were 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork. Livestock condition across the state … Read More

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is accepting public comments on proposed changes to hunting and fishing regulations for 2019-2020. Fishing proposals include changes to alligator gar and largemouth bass limits. Hunting changes include implementation and expansion of white-tailed deer “doe days,” an experimental mule deer antler restriction in Lynn … Read More

TSCRA members have been invited to participate in a survey to assist Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to better understand hunter, landowner, and stakeholder opinions about wild pigs and management practices for the species. You will be asked a series of questions about your thoughts and opinions on the resource … Read More

Source: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Forage Fax | Feb. 15, 2019

ForageFax is by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Department of Soil & Crop Science, offering timely forage and pasture information. 

Believe it or not, we can actually … Read More