Source: Texas Animal Health Commission | Jan. 19, 2021

The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) continues to work with local, state, federal, andnon-governmental partners to address the severe winter weather effects on Texas livestock and poultry.

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Source: AgriLife Today | Feb. 18, 2021

As much of Texas has experienced historic winter weather, native wildlife populations throughout the state have also felt the impact. Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) reminds the public that many native wildlife species … Read More

Thawing out

I hope everyone is staying safe and warm! 

Although the legislature mostly ground to a halt this week, it has been exceptionally busy for those of us on … Read More

The internal components of a diesel engine become very cold when the outside temperature falls over long periods. This makes cranking the engine up more difficult because diesel engines depend on high temperatures in order to create combustion. Click here to visit website … Read More

Frozen pipes can lead to a homeowners own disaster.

Source: AgriLife Today | Feb. 17, 2021

Temperatures across the state should start rising soon, but damage from the recent winter storm will linger in the … Read More

Ranchers across Texas are dealing with frozen ponds, busted pipes, and loss of electricity. This is causing many to work day and night to keep their cattle alive. Read the full story at WFAA…

Peach trees covered in ice at an orchard near Stonewall. Texas agriculture producers are dealing with harsh conditions after an arctic front delivered snow, frigid temperatures and icy conditions. (Photo by Katelyn Eames)… Read More

Most of the state received from trace amounts to upwards of two inches of precipitation. Areas of the UpperCoast, South Central Texas, East Texas, and South Texas received up to three inches. Freezing temperatureswith snowfall and ice were reported across the state. There were six days suitable for … Read More

When a baby calf is born during severe cold conditions, beef producers should try to get that calf dry and warm immediately said Dr. A.J. Tarpoff, Kansas State University Extension and Research beef veterinarian. On today’s Beef Buzz, Ron Hays with the Oklahoma Radio Network checks in with an expert … Read More

A winter storm and the coldest temperatures in decades has created another crisis for cattle feeders and beef packers. Rolling power outages and natural gas shortages at many High Plains feedyards has hampered efforts to keep cattle fed during these brutal conditions. The deep freeze this week in Texas, which relies … Read More