Atmospheric and oceanic conditions are primed to fuel storm development in the Atlantic, leading to what could be an “extremely active” season, according to forecasters with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service. The agency has released its annual August update to the Atlantic … Read More

Now is a good time to make storm preparations and double-check that your ranch disaster plan is in place. Hurricanes and tropical storms can cause flooding, high winds and severe weather far inland from the coast, and utilities can be affected for weeks. Taking steps now to prepare … Read More

Source: Oklahoma State University | Aug. 5, 2020

They look rather prehistoric, and they can make a pretty good smudge mark on a vehicle’s windshield. And oh boy, can they jump and eat.

Fortunately, of the more than … Read More

Anaplasmosis is not a new disease, but the thoughts on prevention and treatment are changing in the last few years. Before the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD), producers often used a low dose of chlortetracycline (CTC) in blocks or free choice mineral to fend off anaplasmosis. However now producers … Read More

According to the Aug. 6, 2020, Daily Livestock Report, disruptions across the cattle sector have greatly affected cattle feeding margins. July was one of the worst months for cattle feeding partly because fed cattle prices averaged the lowest price since 2010.

Lower placements in … Read More

Source: AgriLife Today | Aug. 4, 2020

Cotton producers in the Rio Grande Valley took a devastating hit from Hurricane Hanna, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.

Other row crops like corn and sorghum … Read More

Source: Texas A&M Forest Service | Aug. 4, 2020

Firefighters from across the state are battling the still-growing, human-caused Mays Fire in San Saba and McCulloch Counties. The fire ignited on Aug. 1, approximately 16 miles east of Brady, Texas, as … Read More

Source: AgriLife Today | Aug. 3, 2020

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has made available online the results of the 2020 Texas Agricultural Custom Rates survey of regional and state rates charged for custom agricultural operations.

“Each year, … Read More

The quality of hay available for beef cattle feeding programs this winter is expected to vary widely, making hay testing a good investment in nutritional risk management, according to Oklahoma State University experts. Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University emeritus animal scientist, says hay fields in most areas of … Read More

Source: Texas Animal Health Commission | Aug. 4, 2020

Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) officials received confirmation of anthrax in one cow on a Briscoe County premises on Aug. 2, 2020. This is the first anthrax case in Texas this year…. Read More