YLS meeting underway in Fort Worth

The Young Leadership Series (YLS) meeting kicked off Friday at TSCRA headquarters in Fort Worth with a legislative update on state and federal issues and introduction to the Fed Cattle Market Simulator program. Read more…

Cattle raisers increase award for information on cattle thefts

The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) and CA Cattle Company, Mason, are now offering a $3,000.00 reward for information leading to the arrest and indictment of suspects involved in the theft of cattle from the CA Cattle Co. Ranch, the WW Cattle Co. Ranch, and the Lex Lehmberg Ranch in Mason County. Read more…

Vilsack: Impact of US drought on crops may be peaking

The severity of the worst U.S. drought in 56 years may be peaking, while its effects on corn and soybeans, the nation’s two biggest crops, may not be known until the harvests, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said. Read more…

Pushing the reset button on Texas rangelands

Recovering from drought requires patience and knowledge. Managing the recovery of rangelands is not easy because managers not only have to integrate ecological and conservation principles, but also have to consider the economics of restocking or not restocking. Read more…

Few changes to mule deer hunts due to CWS

Now that chronic wasting disease (CWD) has been found in far West Texas, what does it mean for mule deer hunters? Mandatory check stations will be set up in the CWD containment zone, likely in Cornulas and Van Horn, although the rules will be finalized after the August meeting of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission. Read more…

TSCRA Crime Watch: Saddles stolen and bull killed in Oklahoma

TSCRA Special Ranger Paul Cornett, Dist. 3 in south Oklahoma, reports the theft of 2 saddles from a property in Carter County. On Aug. 7, a thief or thieves entered a locked tack room inside a barn near Springer to steal the saddles. TSCRA Special Ranger John Cummings, Dist. 5, also reports the death of a bull in Rogers County. It is believed the bull was castrated by an unknown suspect or suspects and left to die. Read more…

U.S. Drought Monitor, 8-14-12

In Oklahoma, large swaths of Exceptional Drought were introduced as the impact of the lack of rain and hot temperatures parched the state’s soil moisture. Texas also saw minor deterioration of conditions with the expansion of Extreme Drought in the south, Severe Drought in areas of the center and north, and in Moderate Drought in the west. In Louisiana, Severe Drought expanded in the north. Read more…