Think you’re too small to benefit from the COVID-19 relief options? Concerned about some of those rumors floating around social media?

The effects of COVID-19 have raised a lot of questions for cattlemen. Joining host Kristen Brown for the May 2020 episode of TSCRA Talk are Kaleb McLaurin, executive director of … Read More

More information on assistance tools, beef shortage fears and a presidential response — and to round it out, shameful rumors started by radical cattle groups.

I guess I’ll start with the last one. I know there’s a lot of worry and frustration because of low cattle prices, the disconnect between those … Read More

Join TSCRA as we continue to update you on how COVID-19 is impacting cattle markets. The next update will be on Friday, May 1 at 2 p.m., with speaker Dr. David Anderson, professor and Extension economist with the Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University. The event is free, but registration is … Read More

Preliminary data on U.S. Federally Inspected (FI) cattle slaughter put last week at 469,000 head. That was a decline of 33,000 head (-7%) week-over-week, a drop of 191,000 animals (-29%) from five weeks earlier, and compared to a year ago -173,000 head (-27%). Last week, FI hog slaughter fell … Read More

FORT
WORTH, Texas — Robert McKnight, Jr., president of the Texas and Southwestern
Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA), issued the following statement after President
Trump signed an executive order to invoke the Defense Protection Act and keep
beef processors open during the COVID-19 pandemic:  

“On
behalf of cattle producers and … Read More

Concern is mounting over a potential meat shortage, with more than a dozen processing plants shut down during the coronavirus shutdown. NBC’s Kerry Sanders reports for TODAY and talks to TSCRA Director Missy Bonds. See the video..

The latest Cattle on Feed report shows cattle placed on feed for March tumbled. University of Missouri livestock economist Scott Brown says this is only the second time placements have been this low. “We got placements in March that came in at 77.3 percent of a year ago,” … Read More

There are few historical events that can be compared to the current COVID-19 pandemic in terms of their impact on society and the economy. The result for agriculture has been profound. Dan Childs, senior agricultural economics consultant with the Noble Research Institute, gives livestock producers five recommendations that cattle … Read More

For most operations, spring cattle work is as much a social gathering as it is a time of work. Photo by Mike Dixon

Contributed … Read More

Source: National Cattlemen’s Beef Association | April 27, 2020

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Heath Administration (OSHA) have issued guidelines aimed at helping protect workers from the spread of COVID-19 in packing plants in the … Read More