TSCRA Special Ranger Jimmy Dickson, District 14 in East Texas, reports 13 black cows missing from a property near Oakwood in Freestone County sometime after Jan. 12. The 13 black Angus cows have red ear tags and are branded with RCE on the left hip. Anyone with … Read More

China has offered to go on a six-year buying spree to ramp up imports from the U.S., in a move that would reconfigure the relationship between the world’s two largest economies, according to officials familiar with the negotiations. Bloomberg reports that by increasing … Read More

Grassbur is a grass weed that is very troublesome in pastures and hay meadows throughout Texas. Most grassburs
are easily recognized in the mature stage of growth when the “bur” seed
heads become apparent. The bur itself is actually a capsule that
usually contains from 1 to 3 … Read More

Fish kills are often associated with raising water temperatures during the dog days of summer, but landowners can take steps to avoid these die offs throughout the year. Jon West, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation Fisheries biologist, offers a few things you can do now to … Read More

In the Jan. 21 edition of Cow-Calf Corner, a newsletter by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency, Derrell Peel talks wholesale beef prices in the new year; and Glenn Selk discusses how passive immune status within 24 hours of birth affects the long-term health and performance of calves.

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