It’s always best to initiate the planning process the year prior to actual planting. So start planning in 2020 to plant in 2021. Instead of planning in 2020 to plant in 2020. Read more at ForageFax.tamu.edu…

In the latest Cow-Calf Corner, a newsletter by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency, Derrell Peel recommends producers take stock and look forward this month; plus, Glenn Selk discusses the marketing of cull cows to add value and help the beef industry.  

This easy beef and asparagus pasta dish would make a great weeknight dinner!

Dec. 23, 2019
Placements higher in November
By Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist
In the latest USDA Cattle on feed report, the Dec. 1, 2019, feedlot inventory was 12.03 million head, 102.5 percent of last year and the highest December … Read More

CoBank issues report reviewing range of issues that could impact your operation next year from trade to market demand. Click here to read more at Beef Magazine…

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 12.0 million head on Dec. 1, 2019. The inventory was 2% above Dec. 1, 2018. Texas numbers were up 9% over last month and 2% from … Read More

Understanding ecosystems can lead to a greater appreciation and application of systems thinking — a holistic approach that focuses on the way that a system’s components are related or interconnected, and how the parts function as a whole. The more we … Read More

Source: USDA AMS

Compared to last week feeder steers and heifers sold steady to instances $5 higher. Trade activity was moderate on moderate to good demand as we close out the year. Sales will be closed the next two weeks due to the holidays. … Read More

SPONSORED CONTENT Exclusive weather and climate reports for TSCRA members from the folks at Livestock Wx. Seasonal outlooks for January-February-March are out and indicate an increased chance above normal temperatures for the South and southwestern tiers of the nation.

The Willacy County dipping vat is now open and ready to receive cattle for fever tick treatment. The vat is in Santa Monica and will operate by appointment only. When fever ticks are found in an area, cattle and other livestock are subject to prescribed and systematic treatment. Dipping vats … Read More