Livestock losses across South Australia are in the thousands, and the figure is growing due to smoke and heat as a bushfire crisis deepens, Australia’s Minister for Agriculture Bridget McKenzie said Friday. Mecardo agricultural analyst Matt Ballarat reported Jan. 3 that approximately 8.6 million head of sheep — 12% of … Read More

Governor Abbott has declared a state of disaster in Bandera, Bell, Blanco, Burnet, Karnes, Kendall, Kinney, Llano, Maverick, McCulloch, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde, Williamson, Zapata, and Zavala counties due to drought conditions.  Click here to read the declaration…

The Golden Globes kicked off the season of award shows on Sunday, and for the first time ever, the menu at the award show will be vegan. The Golden Globes are billing the vegan menu changes as a way to bring awareness to the environmental impact from eating … Read More

Jan. 6, 2019
Cattle market factors to watch in 2020
By Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist
The new year brings with it several changes in ongoing market dynamics, some new opportunities, and some new risks and continuing challenges for cattle … Read More

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association announces Sharla Ishmael as managing editor of The Cattleman magazine effective Jan. 2.

Ishmael previously worked for the association from 1995 until 2001. In her first stint, she served as circulation manager, then editorial director and beef quality assurance manager. She was a key member … Read More

Most often self-employed individuals think of income tax management as using tools to minimize overall taxes paid. However, it is also important to think about managing taxable income in order to obtain Social Security benefit credits, be able to contribute to either a traditional or Roth IRA, or to claim … Read More

Applied landscaping in the wild can be practiced at many levels, for many reasons. One benefit of wildscape management is to provide more opportunity for wildlife, including quail, on your land. Dr. Dale Rollins, Rolling Plains Quail Research Foundation, offers management tips on the 5 dimensions of “brush sculpting.”

The biggest food trend over the past decade was the fast-casual restaurant. Nothing had a larger impact on American dining than these counter-service restaurants. They changed the way people ate and how ingredients were sourced at chain restaurants. They also forced the competition to adapt or watch their customer … Read More

As an upper-level trough ejected from the desert Southwest, a surface low developed over the southern Great Plains. Beneficial rainfall improvED conditions across the eastern Oklahoma Panhandle and northwest Oklahoma. Moderate to severe drought continues across southwest Oklahoma and adjacent areas of the Texas Panhandle and northwest Texas, which received … Read More

Cattle theft is a lot different than the way it was in the Old West. Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association’s Special Rangers have adapted old ways with new technology and investigative tools. Read the full article at The Texarkana … Read More