Cattle Raisers, friends and special guests gathered in San Antonio Wednesday to discuss the policies and topics that guide TSCRA leaders and staff in their state and national activities. The TSCRA Policy Conference is 3-day open forum where members share information and knowledge and engage in productive discussions … Read More

USDA Designates 24 Texas Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas
(scroll down for Oklahoma)

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has designated 24 Texas as primary natural disaster areas. Producers due to recent disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency … Read More

This month’s episode of our Dr. Dale on Quail podcast covers our forecast for the 2019-20 quail hunting season.  Get the latest scoop on population estimates and learn which factors take us from “boom” to “bust” seasons and vice-versa. Dr. Dale and Gary Joiner also discuss … Read More

Source: AgriLife Today

Texas cattle producers are seeing fewer dollars in their pockets as prices remain low, while the Texas beef herd has hit an eight-year high of 4.65 million.

Beef cattle and calves are the state’s top agricultural commodity and generate sales of more than $10 billion … Read More

Source: https://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Texas/Publications/Crop_Progress_&_Condition/tx-cw-09-22-2019.pdf

Texas weather varied greatly last week. Precipitation in the Plains, the Trans-Pecos and East Texas ranged from trace amounts up to 5 inches, while the Edwards Plateau, South Central Texas, South Texas and the Lower Valley received little to no precipitation. The Upper Coast received upwards … Read More

Private water well owners whose wells flooded during Tropical Depression Imelda should assume that their well water is contaminated until tested, said Diane Boellstorff, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service water resource specialist. “You should not use water from a flooded well for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing your teeth … Read More

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released draft guidance for industry (GFI) #263 to explain the recommended process for voluntarily bringing remaining approved animal drugs containing antimicrobials of human medical importance (i.e., medically important) under the oversight of licensed veterinarians by changing the approved marketing status from over-the-counter (OTC) … Read More

Source: Texas Animal Health Commission

The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) held a regular commission meeting on Aug. 13, 2019, at its headquarters in Austin. The following rules were adopted and will go into effect on Oct. 6, 2019:

Chapter 38, Trichomoniasis
Three amendments were proposed to the trichomoniasis … Read More

Source: USDA

Feeder steers and heifers sold $1 to $5 higher. Trade was moderate on good demand. Heavy rainfall to end the week was a … Read More

Sept. 23, 2019
A peak in feedlot inventories?
By Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist
USDA reported Sept. 1 feedlot inventories at 10.98 million head, down 1.3 percent from one year ago. This is the first year over year decrease in … Read More