Sorghum acres are expected to decrease amid excellent growing conditions because of an ongoing trade dispute. The U.S. Department of Agriculture prospective plantings report estimated 1.35 million grain sorghum acres to be planted in Texas in 2019. Texas sorghum producers planted 1.55 million acres in 2018 following a USDA projection of … Read More

TSCRA Special Ranger Joe Roberts, District 16 in West Texas, reports a black heifer shot on April 25 in the Novice area of CR 484 in Coleman County. Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact Special Ranger Roberts at 325-669-1427 or the Operation Cow Thief tipline at 888-830-2333. 

Let’s dig deeper! We celebrate Soil Stewardship Week because soil is the building block for the ecosystems that support livestock operations, timber production and wildlife habitat. Put simply, soil is life! The Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board, Association of Texas Soil & Water Conservation Districts, Texas Wildlife Association … Read More

Source: AgriLife Today | April 28, 2019

Aedes aegypti mosquito

Homeowners beware, mosquitos are on the move.

Dr. Mike Merchant, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist, Dallas, said temperatures are … Read More

Source: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department | April 30, 2019

TPWD picture of giant salvinia courtesy Larry D. Hodge

Recent vegetation surveys conducted … Read More

Source: USDA NASS Southern Plains Regional Field Office | 4-29-19

A strong storm system affected East Texas, the Blacklands, the Cross Timbers and parts of the Low Plains, South … Read More

Special Ranger Hal Dumas, District 21 in Central Texas, reports the theft of a
trailer from a property near Mexia. Sometime on or after April 24 someone cut
the chain on a gate to steal an 18-foot tongue-pull lowboy trailer with ramps.
The black trailer has a dent in the top … Read More

Burger King wants to sell more vegan burgers. The fast-food giant, mostly known for indulgent meaty sandwiches, plans to expand a plant-based burger offering nationwide by the end of the year. Burger King had been testing the so-called Impossible Whopper, using patties from Impossible Foods Inc., at 59 locations in … Read More

Feeder steers and heifers sold $3 to $7 higher. Trade activity was light to moderate on moderate demand. Slaughter cows and bull firm to $2 higher. Trade and demand moderate.

In the April 29 edition of Cow-Calf Corner, a newsletter by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency, Derrell Peel look at how May weather could affect forage, markets, demand and prices; and Glenn Selk calculates the pros and cons of creep feeding.