USDA Texas Farm Service Agency announces effective closing dates for 15 county offices

On May 29, 2012, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced the closure of 125 Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices nationwide, including 15 county offices in Texas. James B. Douglass, acting state executive director for the Texas FSA, announced June 9 effective closing dates for the 15 FSA county offices in Texas. Read more…

Financing herd rebuilding after the 2011 drought

The drought of 2011 had long-lasting impacts on cow-calf producers in the U.S. Southern Plains. Rebuilding herds poses many financial challenges to individual producers, particularly generating sufficient cash flow to rebuild. Read more…

5 ways to help cattle beat the heat

Hot, muggy weather is already here, which means it will be a long hot summer, especially for livestock. That heat stress can lead to death. To avoid that, there are some common sense things to help cattle, and other livestock, beat the summer heat. Read more…

Cow-Calf Corner: Beef wholesale values improving; Weaning fall-born calves

Dr. Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist, talks wholesale beef values and Dr. Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus extension animal scientist, discusses weaning fall-born calves with low-stress techniques in this June 11 issue of OSU Extension’s Cow-Calf Corner. Read more…

TSCRA Event Calendar

June 13-15: TSCRA Summer Meeting, Fredericksburg June 19: Ranching 101, Topic: Equine Management, Fort Worth June 21: Dilley Luncheon, Pacho Garcia Cafe, Dilley June 26: TSCRA Ranch Gathering, Canadian June 28: TSCRA Ranch Gathering, Roaring Springs June 28: TSCRA Ranch Gathering, Bronte June 29: TSCRA Range and Pasture Field Day, Granbury July 17: Ranching 101, Ranch Accounting, Fort Worth July 19: TSCRA Ranch Gathering, Spearman