Meteorologists have identified a third weather disturbance to keep an eye on as the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season continues in full swing. The three areas of low pressure are a stark reminder to be prepared – but not panicked – during the latter, more active months of the … Read More

Almost all July 1 inventory estimates in USDA’s biannual Cattle Report were within one percentage point of July 1, 2019, levels. Several factors complicate interpreting the numbers. The list includes large slaughter disruptions in April and May, the prevailing backlog of fed cattle, changes in timing and weight … Read More

Source: Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board | 8/18/20

The Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB) recently received a grant of $3,887,500 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The grant will support TSSWCB’s Texas Nonpoint Source (NPS) … Read More

Source: AgriLife Today | 08/18/20

Beef consumers should be seeing lower prices on beef, whether steaks or ground chuck, at grocery stores as production increased and wholesale prices continue to decline, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert…. Read More

Beef producers should be careful to ensure recommended withdrawal times for animal-related medication are followed before selling treated cattle. Violations of drug residue regulations can result in expensive fines for the rancher, creating not only a hardship for the individual producer but a black eye for the entire beef … Read More

Picture courtesy Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Source: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department | Aug. 17, 2020

September marks the start of dove season for more than 300,000 Texas hunters per … Read More

Source: AgriLife Today | Aug. 17, 2020

Knowing when and how to remove a tree is more complicated than it may appear, said Texas A&M AgriLife experts. … Read More

The transportation and application costs associated with limestone applications often exceeds the cost of the limestone by 10 to 30 times.  When soil test recommendations call for three, four or even five tons per acre, the end cost can sometimes exceed $300 per acre. Increasingly, producers are looking … Read More

Under the hood of a pickup lies an assembly of metal, its details often forgotten – until the motor breaks down. All that’s left is a vehicle that can no longer do its job. Mineral nutrition in cattle is kind of like that. Hidden beneath the hide, minerals … Read More

Aug. 17, 2020

Meat export challengesBy Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist

The U.S. is on track for record production of beef, pork and broilers in 2020. Before COVID-19, it was recognized that meat trade would … Read More