Cattle Raisers host ranch gathering at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Park

Join the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) for a ranch gathering Thursday, May 17, at the Washington-on-the-Brazos State Park Conference Center in Washington. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by a complimentary beef dinner. Read more…

Declining crude oil prices benefit beef market

Gasoline and diesel fuel prices are expected to continue trending lower in the coming days as bearish attitudes hit crude oil markets. Declining gasoline prices are a direct result of the weaker crude oil market, and will help ease the pinch on American consumers as seasonal demand for beef and other grilling meats increase. Read more…

Beef production expected to decline next year

According to the USDA’s latest WASDE report, total U.S. meat production in 2013 is projected to be above 2012 as higher pork and poultry production more than offsets continued declines in beef production. Lower forecast feed costs and relatively strong, albeit declining hog, broiler, and turkey prices are expected to provide incentives for continued pork and poultry expansion. Beef production will decline in 2013 due to tighter supplies of fed cattle and lower cow slaughter. Read more…

Perry appoints Rylander to Texas Water Development Board

Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Fredrick “Rick” Rylander of Iraan and reappointed Lewis McMahan of Dallas to the Texas Water Development Board for terms to be effective June 11, 2012, and to expire Dec. 31, 2017. The board oversees statewide water planning and administration of financial programs for water supply, wastewater treatment, flood control and conservation projects. Read more…

It’s what’s for dinner: Basic fajita marinade

Use this marinade recipe to make great beef fajitas even better. Read more…