Compared to last week’s lighter test, yearling steers and heifers sold steady to $3 higher. Calves sold with a lower undertone. Trade was active on moderate to good demand.

Supply included 76% feeder cattle (58% steers, 39% heifers, 3% bulls); 21% slaughter cattle (98% … Read More

Sept. 18, 2020

TSCRA’s Cattle Raisers Virtual Convention earlier this week took center stage for all of us on the government relations team. It certainly was not the convention we were all expecting at the beginning of the year, but I hope everyone enjoyed the … Read More

This week’s drought summary: Dozens of dangerous and sometimes deadly wildfires continued to burn across the West, with the greatest concentration of blazes affecting the parched Pacific Coast States. By mid-Sept., 16 active fires … Read More

Source: USDA | Sept. 17, 2020

 Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated three Texas counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Cochran, Dawson and Lynn counties who suffered losses due to recent drought, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture … Read More

Source: Daily Livestock Report | Sept. 17, 2020

Heifer and steer dressed weights have not followed the normal seasonal pattern in 2020. The summer lows that typically occur in bothclasses was largely absent. The fall would typically bring an increase in … Read More

Source: USDA | Sept. 16, 2020

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is updating its import regulations to establish a system for classifying the brucellosis and bovine tuberculosis (TB) status levels for foreign regions. … Read More

It is no secret that improving forage quality will improve animal performance and probably lower costs due to less need for supplemental feed. There are many components of forage quality, but the two Hay and Forage Grower focuses on in this article are crude protein and energy, or … Read More

September is National Food Safety Education Month, and is excited to share their updated Food Safety page to help you celebrate! Now, you can find information on current and trending topics like food delivery services and emergency food storage to continue enjoying safe, nutritious food. How are you protecting yourself … Read More

Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger John Cummings, District 5 in Eastern Oklahoma, reports the theft of a utility vehicle. Sometime on or after Sept. 9, a thief or thieves entered a property in Delaware County to steal the green 2018 Honda Rancher TRX 420 TMI … Read More

Source: USDA Farm Service Agency | Sept. 16, 2020

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has designated 14 Texas counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Andrews, Brewster, Collingsworth, Culberson, Hall, Hemphill, Hockley, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Loving, Presidio, Reeves, Sutton and Ward … Read More