By Donald Stotts, Oklahoma State University Ag Communications Services

June 18, 2019

Saving cattle struggling to survive floodwaters was an immediate need, but now commercial livestock producers must ensure they follow USDA rules for seeking assistance payments. (Photo by Todd Johnson, … Read More

Texas Tech University officials are lauding the state’s appropriation of operational funding for the School of Veterinary Medicine, clearing the way for the first such venue in more than a century. Officials said the biennial state budget signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott on Saturday included $17.35 million … Read More

While the traditional burning season for the Southern Great Plains goes from December to April, more and more land managers are conducting prescribed burns during the growing season in order to achieve their pasture management and forage goals. Regardless of the burn season, a major goal of prescribed … Read More

The European Union (EU) has agreed to assure the U.S. gets the lion’s share of its annual beef quota after months of negotiations and more than 20 years of friction over the subject of non-hormone beef trade. The EU has pledged to phase in over seven years a new … Read More

by Scott Elliott, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)June 18, 2019

Bees are responsible for pollinating … Read More

Source: USDA NASS Southern Plains Office | June 17, 2019

Texas experienced warm temperatures and late-week thunderstorms in many areas last week. Precipitation in East Texas and … Read More

Source: USA Today

El Niño is forecast to continue through the summer and possibly into the fall, federal forecasters announced Thursday, which could weaken the Atlantic hurricane season.

El Niño is a periodic natural warming of seawater in the tropical … Read More

Source: BEEF Magazine | June 5, 2019

Soon, perhaps already, cow-calf pairs and stockers will be turned out on summer grass. Traditionally, many beef producers supplement summer grass with minerals … Read More

Source: Texas A&M AgriLife TODAY | June 14, 2014

The Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course Aug. 5-7 at Texas A&M University in College Station will include a … Read More

Source: USDA Livestock & Grain Market News | June 17, 2019

Combined weighted average for 7 auctions: Ada, Apache, McAlester, Oklahoma City, OKC West, Tulsa, and Woodward. Feeder … Read More