Parr Rosson, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service interim director, and Bob Whitson, Ph.D., interim associate director for the agency’s state operations, are concluding their roles Aug. 31, and both say it’s been one of the most rewarding experiences. With Jeff Hyde, Ph.D., to begin work as the agency’s new … Read More

Weather across the state continued to be mostly hot and dry. Scattered rainfall was received across the state, ranging from trace amounts up to 2 inches, with isolated areas in the Upper Coast receiving upwards of 5inches. However, drought continued to expand and/or intensify throughout the state. There were 6.3 … Read More

Source: Texas A&M Forest Service and AgriLife Extension

Due to exceptional drought conditions in the Panhandle and South Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott issued a state of disaster on Aug. 23. Abbott announced the state of disaster in Duval, Hall, Jim Hogg, Randall, Swisher, Webb and Zapata counties.

In early July, … Read More

Since Aug 16., the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) has received reports of 5 new confirmed cases of vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) in Collin, Dallas, Ellis and Parker counties. There are no new suspect cases. The newly confirmed and suspect premises are under quarantine by the TAHC. Affected horses and … Read More

Animal science as a whole has studied and gained a better understanding of the direct and indirect effects of heat on cattle. Virginia Tech Animal Scientist Rob Rhoads recently discussed the changes cattle undergo on the inside during a detrimental heat load. Animal science has studied and gained a better understanding … Read More

The options for fall-planted wildlife mixtures are many but often the random mixtures offered for sale by national retailers are not the best-adapted plants for Texas. Warm season forage legumes, cool season forage legumes and forage oats are all great choices to include in forage mixtures for white-tailed deer in … Read More

Texas Feeder steers and heifers recouped some of the losses and traded $1-$4 higher. Trade activity was light to moderate on moderate demand. Most of the trading area received some much-needed rain that also cooled off the triple digit temps. Slaughter cows and bulls sold mostly steady. Oklahoma Feeder … Read More

Aug. 26, 2019
Fall and winter stocker grazing prospects
By Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist
By late August some wheat producers are looking ahead to fall and winter grazing prospects. Much of Oklahoma has received rain the past … Read More

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Source: Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation | Aug. 23, 2019

Opening day of dove hunting season is Sept. 1, just over a week away. And the Oklahoma Department … Read More

TSCRA Special Ranger Joe Aguilar Jr., District 29 in far South Texas, reports 17 head of cattle missing from a property 30 miles north of Laredo on Highway 83. The 17 head of crossbred steers are branded with a JO on the left hip. Anyone with information is urged … Read More