Cattle raisers to host luncheon in Nacogdoches

The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) will host a luncheon Friday, Sept. 7, at the Texas Farm Bureau offices in Nacogodoches. The event, which starts at noon, is free and includes a complimentary beef lunch. Larry Hand, TSCRA special ranger, will update the crowd on recent livestock and equipment thefts in the area. Hand will also give a presentation on theft prevention methods. Read more…

TSCRA Crime Watch: Cattle stolen in South Oklahoma, South Texas

TSCRA Special Ranger Paul Cornett, Dist. 3, reports the theft of 6 cows from a property in Marshall County, Okla. TSCRA Special Ranger Tommy Charbula, Dist. 24 in South Texas, also reports the theft of 13 head of cattle from a sale barn in Columbus. Read more…

House votes to extend estate tax relief through 2013

The U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday evening to extend the current tax code for another year. This includes keeping the estate tax, known as the death tax, at its current level of 35 percent for estates worth more than $5 million per individual and $10 million per couple. Read more…

Drought bill offers US livestock farmers up to $100,000 each

Livestock producers hit by the worst U.S. drought in half a century could get up to $100,000 each to offset high feed costs and death of animals under a bill expected to pass the House of Representatives as early as Thursday. Republican leaders indicated they would fast-track a vote on the $383 million bill before Congress leaves on Friday for a five-week vacation. There would be little time left for the Senate to act, so it could be fall before the plan becomes law. Read more…

Crop conditions continue to worsen

USDA delivered its weekly crop progress report July 30, with the expected poor conditions for corn and soybeans maintained from previous reports. Read more…

BeefTalk: Tough decisions but cattle must pay for themselves

The ability to survive drought conditions will be measured by a producer’s ability to balance cattle inventory with feed inventory. Given that feed purchases may need to be made, each purchase comes with an obligation to commit money with the expectation that those funds will be paid back in future cattle revenues. Read more…

It’s what’s for dinner: Steaks with cowboy coffee rub and spicy pico de gallo

Try your steak the cowboy way, with a coffee rub and pico de gallo! Click Read more…