Source: AgriLife Today

Pecan quality and quantities are exceeding early expectations, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.

Larry Stein, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension horticulturist, Uvalde, said the early pecan crop estimate was for a below-average year. But timely late-season … Read More

As the growing season comes to an end, the hay buying and selling season begins. It’s still amazing how many round bales get sold on a per bale/roll basis rather than by … Read More

Source: USDA NASS Texas Field Office

Temperatures were mostly cool across Texas last week. Freezing temperatures were experienced mid-week in the northern parts of the state. The Plains, the Cross Timbers, the Blacklands, the Trans-Pecos and North East Texas received little to no precipitation, while rainfall in … Read More

Nov. 18, 2019
Cattle industry focus on animal health begins at the ranch
By Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist
The U.S. beef and cattle industry has increased production and productivity in many respects in the past several decades. Total beef … Read More

Source:  https://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/am_gr310.txt

Compared to last report, hay trades were steady on good demand and moderate to active trading activity. Demand for hay is continuing to pickup … Read More

Source: AgriLife Today

The price for wholesale, whole turkeys is higher this year as producers grapple with the ups and downs of marketing during the holidays, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.

Turkey sales typically peak leading up to Thanksgiving through Christmas as consumers prepare traditional … Read More

Source: www.nrcs.usda.gov

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) seeks public comments on its interim final rule for the Conservation Stewardship Program. CSP, the nation’s largest conservation program in terms of participating land, is designed to … Read More

Estimating grazeable acreage as well as forage availability is vital to understanding the carrying capacity of a ranch and accurately setting a proper stocking rate. Mapping software (i.e., ArcGIS) is a tool commonly used to estimate grazeable acreage for cattle, with … Read More

Temperatures varied greatly in Texas last week. Some areas reported lows in the 20’s with daytime highs in the 80s. Precipitation ranged from trace amounts to 1.5 inches across most of the state. However, areas of the Low Plains, the Cross Timbers, the Blacklands, the Upper Coast and the Coastal … Read More

Source: Oklahoma State University

Several Oklahoma counties have experienced snowfall already, heralding the start of hay feeding season that will expand to other counties in the coming weeks, and the need for producers to employ some value-adding mathematics.

“Estimating forage usage by cows is an important part of … Read More