On Aug. 28, the city of Austin’s Environmental Officer Christopher Herrington provided a memorandum to the city council regarding the planned Kinder Morgan “Permian Highway Pipeline” intended to transport natural gas from West Texas. The memo is in response to a June … Read More

Since Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) has received reports of 1 new confirmed case of vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) in Hill County and 1 new suspect case in Hays county. To date, 170 premises in 37 Texas counties have been quarantined for VSV. Currently affected … Read More

Source: USDA Economics, Statistics and Market Information System

Sept. 9, 2019

Feeder steers and heifers sold mostly steady. Trade activity was light to moderate on moderate demand for a shortened week due to Labor Day. Slaughter cows and bulls sold $1 to $3 lower. Hay trades were … Read More

In the Sept. 9 edition of Cow-Calf Corner, a newsletter by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency, Derrell Peel takes a look at the latest cattle trade markets; and Glenn Selk discusses the repeatability of calving difficulty.

TSCRA leaders and public affairs staff welcomed Kate Maher of NCBA’s Cattlemen to Cattlemen program to their Austin office this week. Kate sat down with First Vice President Hughes Abell and public affairs staff to discuss the work done by the government affairs team in … Read More

With hunting season upon us, many Texans are headed to hunting leases and other open areas across the state. This influx of people into natural environments means a greater potential for human-caused wildfires.

While northeastern, southwestern, and southeastern Texas, most of Oklahoma, and northwestern Louisiana received widespread light to moderate rains (1 to 3 inches, locally to 6 inches), little or no rain fell on the Oklahoma Panhandle, southern and Central Texas. Accordingly, a 1-category short-term deterioration was made in southern and Central … Read More

Source: USDA Market News Weekly Texas Hay Report | Aug. 30, 2019

Compared to last report: Hay trades were mostly steady. Hay demand has recovered this week as volatility in the feeder cattle markets have begun to stabilize. Producers are beginning to supplement livestock as range conditions … Read More

TSCRA Member Will Hodges called to let us know about a bit of history he and his son found on their ranch. The inscription reads “1902 Cattle Raisers’ Ass’n Convention, Fort Worth, Texas March 13-15.” More than 100 years later, TSCRA still holds their annual convention in March. We’d … Read More

Source: Noble Research Institute

By Ryon Walker, Ph.D., livestock consultant | Sep. 4, 2019

Achieving high pregnancy rates is an important goal in every cow-calf operation. After every breeding season, we are either satisfied with the results or wondering … Read More