TSCRA Crime Watch: Truck stolen from Fredericksburg auction barn

TSCRA Special Ranger Max Hartmann, Dist. 26, reports the July 29 theft of a 2002 white Chevrolet single cab 3/4 ton truck with a black flat bed from the Gillespie Livestock Company in Fredericksburg. Texas license plate no. AF13979, Vehicle Identification No. 1GCHK24U22Z116918. If you have any information on this theft, please call Special Ranger Hartmann at 830-669-2429. Read more…

TSCRA Insurance Services has your Medicare supplements covered

Did you know TSCRA Insurance Services offers Medicare supplements? Regardless of your current insurance provider, if you’re about to turn 65, call us at 1-800-252-2849 for more information. TSCRA Insurance Services handles a wide variety of products for members, including individual plans and small business groups for 2 to 50 employees, vision, dental and more. Visit our website at tscrainsurance.com and click on “Health & Well-Being” in the yellow menu bar to find out more. Read more…

Cattle-Fax: It’s not all doom and gloom

While this year’s drought has profoundly affected the cattle outlook, Cattle-Fax analyst Kevin Good presented some signs of hope Friday during the Cattle Industry Summer Conference in Denver. Read more…

USDA offers flexibility for CRP emergency haying and grazing in Oklahoma

The Farm Service Agency (FSA), announced that all Oklahoma counties with eligible Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts are eligible for emergency haying and grazing because of the new provisions announced recently by Secretary Tom Vilsack. Read more…

TDA Market Recap, July 30, 2012

For the week ending July 28, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were generally steady to as much as $12 higher per hundredweight (cwt), though a few locations noted lower prices, especially on fleshy, unweaned calves. Texas direct feeder cattle sales and the Oklahoma City National Stockyards were steady to $3 lower. Tight supplies, higher futures markets and a dip in grain prices contributed to the higher prices, though negative cattle feeding margins limited the increase. The fed cattle cash trade was $1.33 higher per cwt and wholesale beef prices were flat for most of the week before declining on Friday. Read more…