A different winter feeding approach, other than hay, could be the use of standing or stockpiled warm season perennials (such as bermudagrass or bahiagrass). These forages are allowed to accumulate in the field for grazing during fall and early winter. Stockpiled bermudagrass can provide the required nutrition for … Read More

Cow-Calf Corner is a weekly newsletter by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency

Aug. 24, 2020

Feedlots reload in JulyBy Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist

The latest USDA Cattle … Read More

Tropical Storm Laura is now a hurricane and aiming landfall somewhere along the Texas-Louisiana border on Wednesday. It has the potential to develop into a major hurricane with high winds, heavy rain and dangerous storm surge.  Gov. Greg Abbott has made a disaster declaration for coastal counties in preparation … Read More

Source: USDA Economics, Statistics and Market Information System

Compared to last week, steer and heifer calves sold with a lower undertone; yearlings were fully steady. Trade activity was active on moderate to good demand, with most of the demand for heavy … Read More

Source: Texas A&M Forest Service | Aug. 20, 2020

Dry air will persist over the state through the weekend, contributing to increased rates of drying in vegetation. Wildfire activity and fuel dryness is continuing to expand north and east into higher … Read More

Source: droughtmonitor.unl.edu

This week’s drought summary: This U.S. Drought Monitor week saw intensification of drought across parts of the western U.S. as hot and dry conditions persisted with a historic heat wave currently gripping much of the region. Since last Friday, … Read More

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Aug. 21, 2020

The first part of this article … Read More

Source: AgriLife Today | Aug. 20, 2020

A Texas A&M University graduate student received a research grant to better identify, understand and ultimately mitigate fall armyworm populations in Texas and the Central U.S.

Ashley Tessnow, a doctoral candidate … Read More

Source: USDA Farm Service Agency | Aug. 19, 2020

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated Wheeler County, Texas, as a primary natural disaster area. Producers who suffered losses due to recent drought may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm … Read More

The six-week long rally in fed cattle prices pulled feeding margins to within $20 of breakeven last week. Negotiated cash cattle prices averaged $105.46, and closeouts the second week in August saw an average loss of $19.98 per head, according to the Sterling Beef Profit Tracker. A month … Read More