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Livestock Wx for 12-4-20: Historical view of strong La Niña events and … Read More

Western parts of Texas remained dry this week, while half an inch or more of rain fell across the rest of the region. Two inches or more fell across parts of South Texas to Mississippi. Abnormal dryness to exceptional drought contracted in South Texas. But moderate to extreme … Read More

According to a report by the USDA’s Economic Research Service, between 1960 and 2000, the average share of Americans’ disposable personal income (DPI) spent on food fell from 17.0% to 9.9%. DPI is the amount of money that Americans have left to spend or save after paying taxes. … Read More

Corn prices have surged higher at the end of November and may take a bite out of cow-calf returns in 2021. The weekly average nearby corn futures contract gained more than a dollar from early August through mid-November. This has affected feeder cattle values, with nearby feeder cattle futures … Read More

According to the Livestock Marketing Information Center, the all cattle and calves number is expected to be below a year ago with most numbers related to the beef herd recording a year-over-year decline. Dairy cows are the exception which are expected to increase over half a percent. This … Read More

Compared to two weeks ago, feeder steers and heifers sold mostly steady to $4 higher. Trade was fairly active on moderate to good demand. Some of the panhandle received moisture with the winter storm that blew through early in the week.

Supply included 80% … Read More

The sight of cattle feeding on green oak leaves or acorns should be a warning sign for producers, signaling not only a potential threat to an animal’s health, but also a reminder to practice better pasture and feed management. Oklahoma recently was hit hard with freezing rain that … Read More

Source: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department | Nov. 20, 2020

In April, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) received test results confirming that Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHDV) was found in several species of wild rabbits in Texas. Since June, TPWD, … Read More

Ring in the holiday season with these mini merry beef meatballs from the folks at Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. Get the recipe…

The Right Fit

Matching cows with available resources takes focus and action

By Miranda Reiman

One of the cow’s greatest assets is … Read More