Cattlemen’s Column: Some remarkable bright spots in a tough 2011

There is no denying that 2011 was a tough year for cattle raisers. Ranchers across the state are still facing an unprecedented drought and rebuilding from the crippling wildfires, but through all the dust and smoke, there were some definite bright sides of 2011. Because of the hard work of our members, TSCRA chalked up major victories at the Texas and U.S. Capitols. Read more…

Last chance for stock show passes and rodeo tickets!

If you haven’t yet sent in your order form to reserve rodeo tickets or to receive grounds passes to the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, it’s not too late. All forms must be postmarked by Dec. 31. Read more…

Prescribed burn alliance formed after record-breaking wildfire season

Following a record-breaking wildfire season, the Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, Texas AgriLife Research and the Texas AgriLife Extension Service have assisted prescribed burn associations throughout the state in forming the new Texas Alliance of Prescribed Burn Association. The purpose of the alliance will be to safely increase the use of prescribed burning. Read more…

Combat cold weather nutritional stress in horses

People combat cold weather by putting on additional clothing; horses fight the elements by using more energy to maintain body temperature. But while most people can address their own needs, horses are dependent upon their owners to provide proper nutrition and protection from the weather. Read more…

U.S. Drought Monitor and Summary, 12-20-11

The same weather systems that brought the much-needed rains to Arizona and Texas also brought some rain and snows to New Mexico. Drought relief indicated in last week’s drought monitor was continued this week as more rains and snows (0.5 to 2.8 inches) fell mostly across southern New Mexico. Read more…