TSCRA Crime Watch: Newborn calf missing from Claremore, Okla. property

TSCRA Special Ranger John Cummings, Dist. 5 in northeastern Oklahoma, has reported that a newborn calf was stolen from a Claremore property in Rogers County. On April 22, the thief or thieves entered the property and took a black Brangus-type calf of unknown sex. Because it was just a few hours old, the calf was unbranded. If you have any information on this theft, please call Special Ranger Cummings at 918-342-0888. Read more…

Generation reserves remain tight for summer; ERCOT expects calls for energy conservation

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the state grid operator and manager of the Texas wholesale electric market, expects to use a variety of resources to meet anticipated electric demands this summer. Drought, a concern for power plant reliability in 2011, is not expected to be a large factor in electric reliability this summer as winter and spring rains helped bring most power plant cooling lakes within their operational ranges. Read more…

Korea sends group to inspect U.S. beef

Korean inspectors are in the U.S. to monitor beef safety after BSE was found in a California dairy cow last Tuesday. Arirang reports the inspectors will check the overall safety of American beef before returning home next week. Their findings will likely affect how the Korean government will treat American beef exports. Read more…

NPPC praises Domino’s for rejecting HSUS proposal

Domino’s Pizza shareholders last Wednesday rejected – by a majority vote of 80 percent – a resolution from the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) requiring its pork suppliers to stop the use of gestation stalls. The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) hailed the move as a vote for common sense. Read more…

Frequent, proper sprayer calibration saves money, pesticides

Spring is a good time for producers to calibrate sprayers to avoid wasting money and applying the wrong amount of pesticides. Data indicates that only 1 out of every 3 or 4 applicators applies chemicals at rates that are within 5 percent (plus or minus) of the intended rates. Read more…

TDA Market Recap, April 30, 2012

For the week ending April 28, feeder cattle price trends at Texas auctions covered by USDA Market News were mostly $2 to $7 lower per hundredweight (cwt). Those sales were held late in the week, after USDA confirmed a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE in a California dairy cow. The Texas direct feeder cattle trade was mostly steady to $2 higher early in the week, but steady to $3 lower later in the week after the BSE report. Read more…

TSCRA Crime Watch: Newborn calf stolen from Rogers County, Okla. property

TSCRA Special Ranger John Cummings, Dist. 5 in northeastern Oklahoma, has reported that a newborn calf was stolen from a Claremore property in Rogers County. On April 22, the thief or thieves entered the property and took a black Brangus-type calf of unknown sex. Because it was just a few hours old, the calf was unbranded. If you have any information on this theft, please call Special Ranger Cummings at 918-342-0888. Read more…