It was a busy week in Austin as the 86th Texas Legislative Session entered its second week. Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick were officially sworn into office for their second terms at their inauguration Tuesday. TSCRA staff were on hand for some of the festivities … Read More

A bill that was proposed in the last session of Congress has been reintroduced in an effort to make Electronic Logging Device (ELD) and hours of service regulations work for livestock transporters. On Jan. 10, Rep. Ted Yoho, a veterinarian from Florida, reintroduced the Transporting Livestock Across America Safely (TLAAS) … Read More

Winter storms and cold weather can impact animal health as well as human health. Winter storms can be stressful to livestock. Wind chills and prolonged cold increases their need for shelter, food and water. Prepare now to protect your livestock and pets during winter storms. The Texas Animal Health Commission … Read More

It is not unusual for cattle producers to have favorite hay feeding areas for their livestock, but it is important not to automatically default to locations that may be selected based primarily on convenient access. However, continuing to feed hay in the same place, time after time and year after … Read More

South: Widespread precipitation (more than 0.5 inch, locally more) was observed across the eastern two-thirds of Oklahoma, Arkansas, northern Louisiana, and eastern Texas. This precipitation maintained high soil moisture and streamflows throughout much of the southern Great Plains and lower Mississippi Valley. A slight reduction in the D0 … Read More

SPONSORED CONTENT The Livestock Weather report for Jan. 17 takes a look at the latest seasonal outlooks for precipitation and temperatures. Livestock Wx is exclusive information on the latest weather trends and outlook for TSCRA members.

Many Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices will reopen temporarily in the coming days to perform certain limited services for farmers and ranchers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has recalled about 2,500 FSA employees to open offices on Jan. 17, 18 and 22, during normal business hours. The offices will … Read More

A new study, recently published in the journal Agricultural Systems, is the most comprehensive beef cattle lifecycle assessment ever completed. In the report Environmental Footprints of Beef Cattle Production in the United States, the researchers found widely accepted measures related to beef cattle’s impact in the U.S. are often overestimated. 

With
the advent of net-wrapped round bales, ranchers have another form of hardware
disease to worry about — plastic disease. -BEEF Magazine Read
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Make dinnertime less
hectic with this easy sheet pan meatloaf and vegetable dish. A satisfying
dinner on the table and cleanup is a snap! Read
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