Visit the new Cattle Raisers Education Center

Presentations from TSCRA’s 2012 School for Successful Ranching sessions and other educational content are now available on the Cattle Raisers Education Center. Topics include animal health, nutrition, marketing, resource management, and wildlife and business management, among others. In order to download or view the content, you must create an account if you were not a 2012 school attendee. Read more…

International response to BSE case

With a few exceptions, international trading partners with the U.S. have not overreacted to last-week’s discovery of an atypical case of BSE in a U.S. dairy cow. Speaking with AgriTalk Radio host Mike Adams on Monday, U.S. Meat Export Federation president and CEO Phil Seng said only one country – Indonesia – has officially blocked imports of U.S. beef. The government of Thailand, meanwhile, has publicly stated its intention to ban U.S. beef, but has not officially informed U.S. officials of such action. Read more…

Consumer group wants more BSE investigation

This week, in letters to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, the Consumers Union wants more done in the wake of the recent discovery of a cow infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). Read more…

Farm subsidy reform could backfire

A Senate proposal to end direct federal payments to farmers and replace it with a new subsidy program gambles that crop prices will remain at historically high levels, a tactic that could backfire and double its cost, some experts say. Read more…

TSCRA Crime watch: More Oklahoma calves missing

TSCRA Special Ranger Bart Perrier has reported the theft of more calves from properties in northeastern Oklahoma. The first theft occurred on March 25 when 4 black Angus calves weighing approximately 100-150 each were stolen from a property near Hominy, Okla., in Osage County. The sex of the calves is unknown. On March 28, a thief or thieves cut the padlock on a pasture gate in the Tulsa area to steal two heifer calves; one is red, the other black, and both have bald (white) faces. If you have any information on either of these cases, please contact Special anger Perrier at 918-287-2332. Read more…

8 reasons to take a water break

Shed pounds and keep focus with Fitbie/MSN Health’s ‘round-the-clock re-hydration guide, link provided by TSCRA Insurance Services Inc. Read more…

Texas crop, weather, May 1, 2012

Though the overall percentage of the state is under moderate to extreme drought has continually dropped since September 2011, producers are beginning to worry that 2012 could be a repeat performance. Signs of recovery were confined mostly to the eastern half of the state. Read more…