Source: USDA AMS Livestock Poultry and Grain News

Feeder steers and heifer sold steady to $3 lower. Trade activity and demand were moderate. Thunderstorms throughout the week dumped several inches of rain and brought damaging winds. Supply included 34% feeder cattle (52% steers, 44% heifers, 3% bulls); 5% … Read More

In the June 10 edition of Cow-Calf Corner, Derrell Peel discusses how the uncertainty factor in weather and trade talks are affecting today’s cattle prices; plus Glenn Selk talks weaning fall-born calves and making sure you’ve planned ahead for their water needs.

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By the Numbers for June … Read More

U.S. President Donald Trump’s plan to slap tariffs on imports of Mexican goods could slow another, often overlooked migration: the more than 1 million cows exported by Mexico across the border each year which become part of the U.S. beef supply. – Reuters Read … Read More

Compared to last report, hay traded steady on light to moderate movement. The whole state has been hampered by rain and baling hay around thunderstorms. All the rain has made hay movement difficult and affected the quality. Pastures are in good conditions so no supplemental feeding needed for livestock … Read More

Friday TSCRA government affairs staff will be hosting a delegation from Australia to discuss a variety of issues, including trade and common challenges shared by cattle producers in both countries.

Next week we will be in Galveston for the TSCRA Summer Meeting, where we will … Read More

TSCRA Special Ranger John Bradshaw, District 6 in North Texas, reports a rodeo bull missing from a property near Saint Jo in Montague County. The brown and black horned bull weighs 1700 pounds and has purple eartags in each ear and the following brands: 01 on left shoulder, 5A on left … Read More

Source: USDMMaps released June 6, 2019 | Data valid June 4, 2019

Drought Summary: This U.S. Drought Monitor week saw further deterioration in drought-related conditions across portions of the Southeast and lower Mid-Atlantic where persistent hot and dry weather stressed dryland crops, depleted soil … Read More

Summer heat events can result in direct and indirect financial losses for the cattle industry, especially in Oklahoma and Texas. While weather events are unavoidable, management strategies can reduce the impact of heat waves. Advance notice combined with heat stress management plans can help minimize the losses associated with  … Read More

Those in the ranching community equate rainfall with grass growth and good cattle performance. So how could rainfall be depressing the cattle market? It goes back to the age-old inverse relationship between corn and cattle prices – as corn goes up, feeder cattle prices trend downward. So how will weather … Read More