A new frontier in nutrition research is the bovine rumen microbe population. Feeding cattle differently could help gut microbe populations remain healthy and new management practices are shown to improve rumen health, with positive benefits. Read more at bovinevetonline.com…

Hot and dry conditions remained throughout Texas last week. Precipitation across most of the state remained below 2.0 inches, with some isolated areas across the Upper Coast reaching 4.0 inches. There were 6.6 days suitable for fieldwork. Livestock condition remained mostly rated fair to good across the state. The use … Read More

TSCRA Special Ranger John Cummings, District 5 in northeastern Oklahoma, reports the theft of  items from a barn in Payne County sometime after Sept. 10. Missing are:

A new Corriente brand 2019 … Read More

Source: ForageFax

Late September-early October is the ideal time for planting cool season annual forages such as annual ryegrass, small grains (rye, wheat or oats) and/or cool season annual legumes. Anytime you incorporate new forages into a production system it is important to make sure to match … Read More

Animal welfare, sustainability and economics are affected when beef cattle suffer from bovine respiratory disease, or BRD. How cattle are managed has the potential to impact BRD risk, but further research is needed to quantify those impacts. The U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture is providing … Read More

Source: Texas Animal Health Commission

Since Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) has received only 1 report of a new suspect vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) case in Ellis County. Ellis County is now the only county with a VSV quarantine. To … Read More

In the Sept. 16 edition of Cow-Calf Corner, a newsletter by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency, Derrell Peel discusses how growing demand in China is dominating global beef trade; and Glenn Selk talks getting replacement heifers ready for fall breeding season.

The 2015 WOTUS rule is dead! The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers Thursday issued the final rule to scrap the 2015 Waters of the United States rule. TSCRA leaders and staff will continue to engage with the EPA and Army Corps on the rewrite. A revised … Read More

Source: The Texas Tribune
by Stacy Fernández and Chase Karacostas for The Texas Tribune
Sept. 13, 2019… Read More

The USDA has lowered most of its 2019 protein production projections.

The month to month reduction on beef from 27.043 billion pounds to 26.953 billion was because of expectations for a slower slaughter pace and lighter weights during the fourth quarter of the year, while also lowered imports, exports, per capita … Read More