Weather conditions continued mostly hot and dry across the state of Texas. Precipitation in the High Plains ranged from 1 inch to upwards of 6 inches. Isolated areas in the Trans-Pecos, South Texas, East Texas and the Cross Timbers received between 2 and 3 inches of rain. The rest of … Read More

A Kansas State University agricultural economist says a law that once required mandatory reporting of the origin of meat sold in grocery stores likely did not have an impact on consumers’ demand for those products. Glynn Tonsor has completed an analysis of meat demand before, during and after the U.S. … Read More

A Presidential Disaster Declaration has been granted for six counties in the Gulf Coast region that sustained severe flooding that caused widespread damage. The declaration provides individual assistance for those in Chambers, Harris, Jefferson, Liberty, Montgomery, and Orange counties, which includes up to $35,500 per household for damages sustained during … Read More

Areas of Texas have received very little rainfall since July. As we begin the month of October many of us are questioning whether to plant cool season annual forages such as ryegrass, small grains or legumes. According to NOAA, for a majority of Texas we have an equal chance of … Read More

Cheatgrass definitely lives up to its name. The aggressive, invasive weed from central Asia takes full advantage of any environment it finds itself in, cheating native plants out of the nutrients and water they need to thrive. After it was first spotted in Pennsylvania in 1861, cheatgrass found a home … Read More

Source: USDA Livestock & Grain Market News

Feeder steers and heifers sold mostly steady for the week. Trade activity and demand were moderate to good. Heavy rains throughout the week dumped up to 7 inches on the Panhandle, which makes cattle movement difficult. Slaughter cows and … Read More

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

Oct. 7, 2019

Packing plant fire disruptions fading, Part 2
By Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist

The Aug. 8, 2019, fire that shut down the Tyson beef packing plant in Finney County, Kansas, provoked … Read More

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Oct. 4, 2019
This article first appeared on Livestock Wx and was written by Becky Bolinger. Dr. Bolinger is the Colorado … Read More

After a hectic week at TSCRA’s Policy Conference in San Antonio, and a landmark Japanese trade deal announcement, this week seems quiet by comparison.

TSCRA government and public affairs staff were back in Austin and meeting with Texas legislative staffers on a variety of issues.

Government and public … Read More

Last year’s popular Beef Loving Texans streaming series BBQuest is back for another tasty season! Barbecue enthusiast and native Texan Kelsey Pribilski is on a quest to find secret menu items at … Read More