The saying goes, a grossly overbought or oversold market always finds a reason to correct. Friday’s reason for the CME cattle big sell-off, or at least one of them, appears to be linked to a photo of a burnt out building, allegedly a part of a large packing plant … Read More

In Washington, TSCRA’s focus remains on the passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement. In Texas politics, all eyes are focused on the release of a secretly recorded meeting between Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen and conservative activist Michael Quinn Sullivan. TSCRA government and public affairs staff were in Gatesville this … Read More

Source: Texas Animal Health Commission

Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) is reminding Texas landowners of exotic chronic wasting disease (CWD) susceptible species rules for the 2019-20 hunting season.

“When CWD was first discovered in far … Read More

Beef choices abound for today’s shopper. From the indulgent and celebratory ribeye steak or roast to a more affordable – and lean – sirloin steak. (Spoiler alert: Tenderloin steak is also lean.) And, lean cut sales have increased 12% since 2014. But what is lean? Who might be interested in these options? And, … Read More

Source: USDA ESMIS

Hay trades were steady on light demand and trading activity. Warmer temperatures and sporadic rains have offered temporary improvements on pastures and provided some relief for livestock producers, which has slowed hay demand. The general … Read More

Source: droughtmonitor.unl.edu

Map released 10-15-19 | Data valid 10-17-19

This week’s Drought Summary: The discussion in the Looking Ahead section is a description of what the official national guidance from the National Weather Service (NWS) National Centers for Environmental Prediction is depicting for current areas of dryness and drought. The utilized … Read More

Source: https://www.drovers.com/article/profit-tracker-packerfeeder-margin-spread-down-50

By Greg Henderson for Drovers

The combination of shrinking packer profits and smaller feedyard losses over the past month brings the packer/feeder margin spread to $288 for the week ending Oct. 11, 2019, which is down $108 from the previous week. While the spread remains large, … Read More

Source: USDA Farm Service Agency

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) has started issuing 2019 Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) payments to more than 350,000 American farmers and ranchers to support voluntary conservation efforts on private lands.

There were more than 250,000 acres of land enrolled … Read More

If you haven’t experienced a freeze yet this fall, you soon will. And remember, a freeze can cause hazards for using some forages. When plants freeze, changes occur in their metabolism and composition that can poison livestock. But you can prevent problems. Read more at beef.unl.edu…

Source: AgriLife Today

Conditions were mixed for cool-season vegetable-producing areas of the state, with the Rio Grande Valley and Wintergarden both experiencing weather that led to a less-than-optimal start to the season, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts.

Larry Stein, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension horticulture specialist, … Read More