Sam Kane Beef
Processing, LLC, has filed for bankruptcy. The Corpus Christi-based beef
processor filed Chapter 11 in the Southern District of Texas to “facilitate the
on-going sales process of the assets of (the company), and to assure the fair
treatment of our creditors and employees.” Kane Beef processes roughly 270,000
head of … Read More

These Ground Beef
Nachos are a classic sports food. Grab a plate, turn on the game and
enjoy! Read more…

TSCRA Special Ranger
Jimmy Dickson and the Freestone County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the
theft of a John Deere tractor from a property near Fairfield. Last seen on Dec.
28, the open cab John Deere 4320 is outfitted with a quick attach front loader
bucket and a JD 6-foot shredder, both green. … Read More

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced on Jan. 22 that all Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices nationwide will soon reopen to provide additional administrative services to farmers and ranchers during the lapse in federal funding. Certain FSA offices have been providing limited services for existing loans and tax documents since Jan. 17, … Read More

This Friday should have been the publication of USDA’s January Cattle on Feed report. The report will not be released due to the government shutdown. Like other market analysts, David Anderson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, is putting together pre-report estimates this month. The importance of doing pre-report estimates is … Read More

Texas has entered its winter wildfire and prescribed fire season. In the coming weeks, Texas A&M Forest Service will be conducting several prescribed fires in Bastrop County. Burns will occur at Camp Swift and at an agency-managed property near Rosanky. These are priority areas to reduce vegetation and promote native … Read More

Medical
Insurance Tip! Individual medical insurance plans can limit your options. You
may be eligible for a group medical insurance plan, which can be much more
flexible. Call Cattle Raisers Insurance to see if a group plan will work for
you. And, if you do decide to make a change to a group … Read More

Animal rights
activists continue to threaten animal agriculture and a recent ruling in Iowa,
overturning a law that made it illegal to get a job at a livestock farm to
conduct an “undercover investigation,” is just one more hurdle that
our industry has to cross. Running a livestock operation is a huge
responsibility … Read More

Drones have quickly
gained a foothold as a management tool for crop farmers to scout for weeds,
pests, and nutrient deficiencies. In the beef business, drone adoption is a
little slower. Be assured, though, cattle drones are coming. The benefits of a
flying camera to help you see and manage a ranch … Read More

All hay classes traded fully steady. Alfalfa supply remains moderate while the cheaper rations are about all contracted or used up for now. Coastal Bermuda remained firm as freight costs plays a role in hauling to the panhandle. Most Coastal Bermuda producers in north and east Texas reported little to … Read More