Landon Dee Harness, 22, and Lane Wesley Keller, 21, both of Sulphur Springs, were arrested last week on charges of Theft of Livestock in a case involving 12 head of cattle stolen from a Hopkins County pasture. TSCRA Special Ranger Toney Hurley and Hopkins County Sheriff Investigations Division sifted through … Read More

USDA’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) announced Oct. 17 it is withdrawing its interim final rule regarding proof of harm standards under the Packers and Stockyards Act. The interim final rule would have broadened the scope of the Packers and Stockyards Act of 1921 related to using “unfair, … Read More

In fulfilling his promise to end the practice of regulation through litigation that has harmed the American public, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt issued an agency-wide directive Monday designed to end “sue and settle” practices within the agency, providing an unprecedented level of public participation and transparency in EPA consent decrees … Read More

Halfway through a five-year, $4.6 million grant to combat rose rosette disease in the U.S., the national research team studying it is encouraged by the amount of information learned but admits having a way to go before finding how to overcome the deadly problem. Rose rosette was observed on wild … Read More

For the week ending Oct. 13, 2017, Texas feeder cattle auctions were mixed, mostly reporting prices steady to $10 higher with instances of $3 to $5 lower. Texas Weekly Direct reported prices $1 to $5 higher. Wholesale Beef values were higher at the end of the week, with Choice Grade … Read More

TSCRA Special Ranger Marvin Wills, Dist. 15 in Central Texas, reports the theft of a flatbed gooseneck trailer from a property near Axtel in McClennan County some time between Oct. 14 and 16. Missing is a black 24-foot Landmax gooseneck flatbed trailer with dual axles but single wheels, license plate … Read More

The Texas Cattle Feeders Association elected new officers during their 50th Annual Convention held Oct. 8-10 in Amarillo. Jason Peeler of Floresville will serve as chairman of the board; Levi Berry of Happy as chairman-elect; and Paul Defoor of Amarillo as vice chairman.

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Oklahoma Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting Executive Director, Lyndal Stoup, reminds producers that FSA offers specially targeted farm ownership and farm operating loans to underserved applicants as well as beginning farmers and ranchers. During fiscal year 2017, Oklahoma FSA obligated $318 million in loans to … Read More

In this week’s edition of Cow-Calf Corner, a newsletter from the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency, Derrell Peel discusses the growing cattle inventory and what it could mean for stockers; and Glenn Selk talks managing bulls in multi-sire pastures

This week TSCRA government and public affairs staff continued to monitor numerous topics up for debate in Washington, D.C., including trade, guest worker programs and tax reform proposals. TSCRA will continue to engage on these issues, and others, to protect the interests of cattle raisers. Staff also attended several ranch … Read More