TSCRA expanded the popular Ranching 101 series to areas across Texas this year, and there are still a few left on the calendar in case you didn’t make one! Attend a session in Hearne on Wednesday, Nov. 8; Brenham on Thursday, Nov. 9; and Stephenville on Thursday, Nov. 16. These … Read More

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced on Nov. 3 a slate of Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Rural Development (RD) state directors, all serving as appointees of President Donald J. Trump. FSA state directors help implement U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policies in planning, organizing, and administering FSA programs in … Read More

Cash fed cattle prices traded at $124 to $125 per cwt. last week, with most activity on Thursday. Those prices represent a $6 to $8 jump over the prior week across all regions, and about $14 higher than two weeks ago. Dressed prices were quoted at $191, or $10 per … Read More

Warm temperatures and dry conditions have pushed planting of cool-season forage plantings past the normal, prime window for many East Texas producers. Ideally, winter pastures are planted between late-September and mid-October. But roller coaster temperatures and dry conditions have pushed many producers to plant late or consider not planting at all.

In this week’s Cow-Calf Corner, a newsletter from the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency, Derrell Peel discusses the  state of Oklahoma’s forage planting, growing and pasture conditions; and Glenn Selk talks body conditions scoring at calving and how it affects young cow success.

TSCRA staff is monitoring the progress of nominations to government agencies that will be deciding issues that affect the landowners and the beef industry, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Agency. They are also closely following news of crucial retirements from Congress and the Texas legislature, including … Read More

SPONSORED CONTENT: This week’s Livestock Wx exclusive content for TSCRA members discusses the potential for cooler than expected winter over parts of the south central and southeastern U.S.

For cow-calf producers that sell their calves at weaning, reproductive performance has five times more impact than growth and ten times more impact than carcass traits on the profitability of their enterprise. Therefore, building and selecting replacement females which have superior reproductive traits has a huge impact on the economic … Read More

The American Horse Council (AHC), in conjunction with the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and state animal health officials, has published the National Equine Health Plan (NEHP). The purpose of the NEHP is to protect the health and welfare of the U.S. equine … Read More

In southeastern Texas and southwestern Louisiana, a conundrum exists between the depiction of very dry conditions at 60-days versus excessive wetness at 90-days from Hurricane Harvey’s rains and subsequent flooding. For now, the 90-day wetness won out over the 60-day dryness in southeastern Texas and southwestern Louisiana due to the … Read More