TSCRA Special Ranger Hal Dumas, District 21 in Central Texas, reports 3 Brangus heifers missing from a property in Milam County. The heifers were last seen on July 25 and have a V4 over 8 brand on the left hip. Anyone with information on this case is urged to … Read More

Domestic beef demand continues to maintain its recent strength, even as the U.S. beef cattle herd expanding. Chuck Coffey, a beef producer from Davis, Okla., and chairman of the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion Board, says a lot of the beef checkoff dollars being invested domestically to promote beef are being used … Read More

Bermudagrass decline is characterized by gradual thinning or outright loss of bermudagrass stands over time. ForageFax has some of the reasons associated with bermudagrass decline and what you can do to prevent or correct it. Read more… 

At a recent “Agricultural Best Practices for Watershed Planning” workshop, Dr. Lucas Gregory, Texas Water Resources Institute senior research scientist, shared information about agricultural management practices and how they relate to water quality. Some of the suggested agricultural best management practices include using portable shades for cattle to manage … Read More

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) produces one of the world’s largest collections of natural resource information. The Soil Survey Geographic Database (SSURGO) maps hundreds of soil attributes in over 70 tables and contains more than 36 million mapped features. SSURGO represents more than 100 years of work by many soil scientists. … Read More

Weekly Texas Hay Report, July 26, 2019 (Scroll down for OK)

Source: USDA AMS

Texas hay trades were mostly steady to $5 higher. Movement was light to moderate with producers cutting second to third cuttings and … Read More

Compared to last week feeder steers and heifers sold steady to $5 higher. Trade activity was moderate on very good demand. The trading area cooled off from the triple digit heat. Supply included 64% feeder cattle; 32% slaughter cattle; 4% replacement cattle. Feeder cattle supply more than 600 pounds was 64%. … Read More

Source: https://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/ Map released July 25, 2019 | Data valid July 23, 2019

This week’s drought summary: The remnants of Hurricane Barry drifted northward into the Ohio Valley, delivering widespread rainfall that mostly benefited summer crops but also sparked some flash flooding. Some of … Read More

Source: NRCS | July 24, 2019

In response to recent flooding impacting many parts of the United States, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announces the availability of $217.5 million dedicated … Read More

Vaccines are a vital part of keeping all livestock healthy. Vaccines help in the prevention of disease, which results in less utilization of antibiotics due to fewer sick animals. Vaccines provide protective immunity approximately 21 days following the initial vaccination in the majority of livestock. Some vaccines may … Read More