SPONSORED CONTENT: In this week Livestock Wx exclusive content for TSCRA members, get the latest on what conditions to expect for the 2017-2018 winter, including the possibility of La Niña conditions.

Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) and United States Department of Agriculture Veterinary Services (USDA-VS) officials are reminding hunters in South Texas that additional precautions are required when handling white-tailed deer, nilgai antelope, black buck, axis deer, and other exotics located on fever tick quarantined premises.

In the Gulf Coast region where rain was plentiful thanks to hurricanes Harvey and Irma, re-establishing pastures might be a challenge. Planting an annual forage such as ryegrass might be a good option to graze in the winter, says Vanessa CorriherOlson, forage specialist for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. Read more…

Reports of safety incidents involving civilian drones have surged to an average of 250 a month, leading to a federal “emergency” action to approve drone flights in restricted areas, according to a government notice seeking new procedures for the craft. There is so much pent-up demand for obtaining special permission … Read More

Southern and eastern Texas saw some expansion of abnormal dryness and a bit of moderate drought. Interestingly, some areas have reversed from flooding (Hurricane Harvey) to dryness, with less than an inch of rain recorded over the past 45 days. Looking to the Oct. 22-26 timeframe, above-normal temperatures are expected … Read More

With the holiday season just around the corner, Cattle Raisers Insurance would like to assist you with your insurance needs. We understand how important spending time with your family during the upcoming holidays will be. The Cattle Raisers Insurance team is here to find the right health insurance plan for … Read More

Brazilian meatpacker JBS SA shut down its seven slaughterhouses in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul due to a court-ordered $230 million asset freeze, a press representative said on Wednesday. The company, whose owners face corruption and insider trading charges, said a combined 730 million reais ($230.64 million) had … Read More

Last week, the United States Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit considered a legal dispute between a landowner and the Trans-Pecos Pipeline project.  Specifically, the landowner claims that Texas eminent domain procedure violates the Due Process Clause of the United States Constitution. The court declined to issue an injunction … Read More

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting State Executive Director in Texas, Erasmo (Eddie) Trevino, reminds producers that FSA offers specially targeted farm ownership and farm operating loans to underserved applicants as well as beginning farmers and ranchers.

Tex-Mex meets Cajun in this beef steak and bean burrito. How spicy you want it is up to you. Read more…