Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Kenny Murchison, District 20 in Central Texas, reports a bull missing since early May from a property in south Caldwell County. The black Angus bull has a blue ear tag #129 in the left ear and a cSc over 1403 freeze brand on right … Read More

Be ready for hurricane season, which begins this week. Today you can determine your personal hurricane risk, find out if you live in a hurricane evacuation zone, and review/update insurance policies. You can also make a list of items to replenish hurricane emergency supplies and start thinking about … Read More

There have been a lot of questions about where specific groups of cattle fit into the categories outlined in the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, or CFAP. USDA has provided some clarification as to where cattle fit in each category via a table as a guide to commonly-used livestock terminology … Read More

The South continued to trade more cattle than the previous week. Three packers participated in the cash market with most cash trade in the range of $115 to $120. The North’s cash trade continued to have a wider range. The cash market was $111 to $118 live and dressed … Read More

Source: Federation of State Beef Councils | June 2, 2020

State beef councils around the country are joining forces to invest state-controlled Beef Checkoff dollars in Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. digital advertising campaigns. These efforts will significantly expand beef promotion in their own states … Read More

Cattle processing challenges continue to limit the amount of beef available to consumers. While daily slaughter levels have consistently improved, they have yet to approach levels that would match slaughter-ready cattle supplies, let alone begin to work through the backlog of cattle accumulated during the past two months. … Read More

Source: USDA Farm Service Agency | May 28, 2020

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

Source: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department | May 29, 2020

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) confirmed the presence of common salvinia on Lake Fork near Emory after conducting a vegetation survey on May 19, 2020. The common salvinia was found … Read More

Bahiagrass is a warm season perennial that grows in Texas. It spreads by J-shaped purplish rhizomes and seed. Bahiagrass can be very aggressive and take over quickly, especially in areas where competition is weak. Bahiagrass is very tolerant of low fertility and soil acidity. Read more at oragefax.tamu.edu…

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June 1, 2020

Beef markets move past disruptions

By Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist… Read More