A packed house at the January Cattleman’s luncheon in Wichita Falls

McBride’s Steakhouse was packed for Thursday’s TSCRA Cattleman’s luncheon in Wichita Falls. Additional tables and chairs had to be brought into the banquet room to accommodate the more than 35 attendees. Guest speaker Jack LeClair with DuPont Crop Protection spoke on current range and pasture issues and fielded several questions about weed control. The next luncheon is planned for March 8. TSCRA Cattlemen’s Luncheons will be held on the second Thursday of every other month at McBride’s Steakhouse on Maplewood Ave. in Wichita Falls. Read more…

TSCRA Crime Watch: Dairy cattle stolen in Panhandle, Angus heifers missing in Central Texas

TSCRA Ranger Harold Dempsey, from Dist. 1 in the Texas Panhandle, has reported the theft of 9 head of dairy cattle from a property in Armstrong County and Ranger Max Hartmann, from Dist. 26 in Central Texas, also reported the theft of 7 head of black Angus heifers from a property in Mason. Read more…

Warning signs of eye trouble

Blurry vision, spots, glare at night — these are common eye complaints that can be harmless annoyances or an early sign of disease. TSCRA Insurance Services Inc. shares this link to an article that explores several eye problems and what they could mean for your sight.  

Texas Farm Service agency schedules public meetings to discuss office consolidation

USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced Jan. 12 that James B. Douglass, acting state executive drector for Texas FSA and members of his management team have scheduled public meetings in 15 Texas counties where FSA offices are being considered for proposed consolidation under USDA’s plan to increase departmental efficiencies. Read more…

Cross named department head for Texas A&M animal science

Dr. H. Russell Cross has been named department head of animal science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University in College Station. Cross currently is a professor and the interim department head. Read more…

U.S. Drought Monitor and Summary, 1-10-12

A couple of strong systems plowed through Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana to bring relief during this U.S. Drought Monitor period. One-category improvements were made across much of Texas, and impact lines were shifted to better reflect the short- and long-term nature of drought in the state. Snowfall totals upwards of more than ten inches were reported in panhandle region of Texas. As much as three or more inches of rain fell along the Gulf coast from Galveston to Lake Charles over a 2-day period earlier this week. This warranted removal of Exceptional drought in southwestern Louisiana, and one-category improvements are depicted in this broad area. Low reservoir levels and other impacts remain, however, and an Extreme Drought situation continues. Read more…