Sept. 23, 2019
A peak in feedlot inventories?
By Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist
USDA reported Sept. 1 feedlot inventories at 10.98 million head, down 1.3 percent from one year ago. This is the first year over year decrease in … Read More

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The USDA recently released their 2019 Land Values Summary, which reports average agricultural land values across the United States. Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, assistant professor and Extension specialist in agricultural Law with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension takes a look at the numbers on the Texas Ag Law … Read More

Hot and dry conditions continued throughout Texas last week. Precipitation in South Texas and the Lower Valley ranged from 1 inch up to 4 inches and areas of the Trans-Pecos, the Southern Low Plains and the Northern High Plains received upwards of 2 inches. However, the rest of the state … Read More

On Aug. 28, the city of Austin’s Environmental Officer Christopher Herrington provided a memorandum to the city council regarding the planned Kinder Morgan “Permian Highway Pipeline” intended to transport natural gas from West Texas. The memo is in response to a June … Read More

Source: USDA Economics, Statistics and Market Information System

Sept. 9, 2019

Feeder steers and heifers sold mostly steady. Trade activity was light to moderate on moderate demand for a shortened week due to Labor Day. Slaughter cows and bulls sold $1 to $3 lower. Hay trades were … Read More

In the Sept. 9 edition of Cow-Calf Corner, a newsletter by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency, Derrell Peel takes a look at the latest cattle trade markets; and Glenn Selk discusses the repeatability of calving difficulty.

Anyone interested in learning more about grazing, hunting, and livestock leases is invited to a half-day seminar on Sept. 13 at the Tarrant County Extension … Read More

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has directed USDA’s Packers and Stockyards Division to launch an “investigation into recent beef pricing margins to determine if there is any evidence of price manipulation, collusion, restrictions of competition or other unfair practices.” Perdue’s request comes as part of USDA’s “continued … Read More