Texas wheat acres are being prepared and planted, and despite fewer acres, projections are … Read More

A new frontier in nutrition research is the bovine rumen microbe population. Feeding cattle differently could help gut microbe populations remain healthy and new management practices are shown to improve rumen health, with positive benefits. Read more at…

Hot and dry conditions remained throughout Texas last week. Precipitation across most of the state remained below 2.0 inches, with some isolated areas across the Upper Coast reaching 4.0 inches. There were 6.6 days suitable for fieldwork. Livestock condition remained mostly rated fair to good across the state. The use … Read More

Source: ForageFax

Late September-early October is the ideal time for planting cool season annual forages such as annual ryegrass, small grains (rye, wheat or oats) and/or cool season annual legumes. Anytime you incorporate new forages into a production system it is important to make sure to match … Read More

In the Sept. 16 edition of Cow-Calf Corner, a newsletter by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency, Derrell Peel discusses how growing demand in China is dominating global beef trade; and Glenn Selk talks getting replacement heifers ready for fall breeding season.

Source: USDA Market News

Compared to last report: Hay trades were mostly steady to firm. Trading activity moderate on light demand. Margins continue to be very tight on feeding rations for feeders and dairymen, which has slowed hay trade as they try to settle on a price. … Read More

Peanuts are about a month away from digging, and so far 2019 looks to be a good year, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Texas peanut producers planted up to 185,000 acres compared to 155,000 acres last year, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report. Last … Read More

Agricultural producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019 can now apply for assistance through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+). Signup for this U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program will begin Sept. 11, 2019. WHIP+ will be available for eligible producers who have suffered eligible losses … 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

Source: USDA Market News Weekly Texas Hay Report | Aug. 30, 2019

Compared to last report: Hay trades were mostly steady. Hay demand has recovered this week as volatility in the feeder cattle markets have begun to stabilize. Producers are beginning to supplement livestock as range conditions … Read More