Texas Forest Service wildfire action plan information

The Texas Forest Service (TFS) has made available information for rural residents, landowners and ranchers to make sure they’re properly prepared for wildfires. The 16-page full-color “Ready, Set, Go!” booklet, published by the TFS and based on lessons learned from last year’s record-breaking Texas wildfire season, includes valuable information on how to make your space defensible, guidance on creating your own wildfire protection plan and provides special tips to ranchers. Read more…

Young rancher in Cooke County is a rare breed

Daniel Bowles, a member of Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, is bucking a trend. He’s a young rancher trying to grow a cattle operation while many producers are hanging up their spurs or Craigslisting their all-terrain vehicles. Read more…

Cow-Calf Corner: Cattle markets clouded by uncertainty; Storing large round bales

Cattle markets have displayed a noticeable lack of direction lately, marked by a weak or stagnant undertone despite generally strong fundamentals. Much of this tone is due to external factors and seems more the result of uncertainty about possible negative outcomes or uncertainty about the impact of negative outcomes than to the direct impact of decidedly negative situations. Research has shown that storage losses in large round bales stored outside and unprotected can be far greater than hay producers realize. Read more…

TSCRA Event Calendar

May 8: TSCRA Ranch Gathering, Bonds Ranch, Saginaw, Texas May 8: Beef Quality Producer Training, Bowie, Texas May 10: TSCRA Cattlemen’s Lunch, Wichita Falls, Texas May 15: Beef Quality Producer Training, Brady, Texas May 15: Ranching 101, Topic: Marketing, Fort Worth, Texas May 17: Dilley Luncheon, Pacho Garcia Café, Dilley, Texas May 17: TSCRA Ranch Gathering, Washington-on-the Brazos, Texas May 24: TSCRA Ranch Gathering, Holt River Ranch Pavilion, Graford, Texas May 31: TSCRA Ranch Gathering, Bowie Community Center, Bowie, Texas June 13-15: TSCRA Summer Meeting, Fredericksburg, Texas