TAHC accepting comments on CWD rule proposal

The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) is now accepting public comments on proposed rules to amend Chapter 40, which deals with chronic wasting disease (CWD). The rule will affect certain cervid (deer) species and delineates movement restriction zones and other necessary disease management practices related to the control of CWD in far west Texas. Read more…

How to handle the 5 most common injuries

Most folks would recover more quickly from an injury if they knew what to do before a paramedic or doctor took over. Armed with some simple yet effective DIY techniques, your only ER experience might come as you’re sitting on the sofa. This link to information about common injuries at the MSN Healthy Living website is provided by TSCRA Insurance Services, Inc. Read more…

Oscar Mayer announces stall-free policy

Oscar Mayer Co. has announced it will begin working with its pork suppliers to source pork from suppliers whose systems do not use gestation stalls for sows but rather use housing systems that can “safely” allow for gestating sows to have “greater comfort and movement.” The company said it plans to be fully transitioned to such suppliers by 2022. Read more…

Cow-Calf Corner: 2012 Drought Has Different Implications Than Last Year; When Less Means More; Effects of Deworming and Late Summer Protein Supplements are Additive

In the July 9 issue of Cow-Calf Corner from the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Dr. Derrell Peel explains how the 2012 drought has affected forage production, and how this will differ from the 2011 drought. Dr. Megan Rolf talks about optimizing performance within your production system by choosing the right cattle for your environment, and Dr. Glen Selk discusses how the effects deworming and late summer protein supplements are additive on fall-born heifers. Read more…

TSCRA Event Calendar

July 10: Huisache Control Tour and Field Day, Chappel Hill
July 12: TSCRA’s Cattleman’s Luncheon, Wichita Falls, McBride’s Steakhouse
July 17: Ranching 101, Ranch Accounting, Fort Worth
July 19: TSCRA Ranch Gathering, Spearman
July 19: Dilley Luncheon, Pacho Garcia Café, Dilley
Aug. 11: Southern Plains Beef Symposium, Ardmore, Okla.
Aug. 16: Dilley Luncheon, Pacho Garcia Café, Dilley
Aug. 17-18: Young Leadership Series, Fort Worth