With the prospects of drought looming ever closer, Dr. Derrell Peel, OSU Extension livestock market economist, is encouraging cattle producers to have a plan in place now if there is a reduction in forage supplies. Get the lastest on today’s Beef Buzz by the Radio Oklahoma Network. http://www.oklahomafarmreport.com/wire/beefbuzz/2021/05/01538_beefbuzz050721_082534.php#.YJVnD8CSnGg … Read More

Source: droughtmonitor.unl.edu

This week’s drought summary: This U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) week saw an active weather pattern with severe weather observed across portions of the central and southern Plains, Texas, mid-South, … Read More

The Attwater’s prairie chicken and the whooping crane have had a tough time hanging on in southeast Texas. But there’s reason for optimism. The Texas Standard talks prairie chicken and whooping crane recovery progress despite setbacks and how landowners are helping. Read and listen…

Source: Texas A&M Forest Service

Driving across Texas has been an interesting occupation for foresters and arborists these past few weeks. Many trees appear as healthy and vibrant as … Read More

Wild fluctuations in the grain markets this year have economists shaking their heads trying to figure out what’s going on, said Kim Anderson, OSU Extension grain market economist, on the latest Beef Buzz from the Radio Oklahoma Network. There is something going on in the foundation of the market and Anderson … Read More

Source: Texas Animal Health Commission | May 4, 2021

Texas State Veterinarian Dr. Andy Schwartz encourages livestock owners in anthrax-prone areas to have their animals vaccinated against the disease this spring.

“Due to outbreaks in recent years, we … Read More

Source: AgriLife Today | May 5, 2021

Poultry prices, especially prices for chicken breasts, have skyrocketed due to surging demand, tighter supplies and a transitioning supply chain, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts…. Read More

Broomsedge Bluestem (Andropogon virginicus L.) is a warm season perennial grass found throughout Central and East Texas. Broomsedge growth begins as temperatures consistently stay above 60 degrees F. It produces many seeds that are distributed by wind. It is a poor competitor, has poor nutritive value for livestock and low … Read More

Current drought conditions are prompting cattle some producers to consider options for reducing stocking rates on rangeland and pasture as we look forward to this spring and summer. There are three main options to reduce stocking rates: supplement/substitute feed, ship cattle to non-drought areas and sell cattle. Read … Read More

Back-to-back extreme weather events in Oklahoma and Texas underscore the need for affected homeowners to properly assess structural damage on their property. The first rule is to wait until authorities give the all-clear. After that, homeowners can safely and thoroughly check the entire house, including the roof, foundation and … Read More