Cargill announced it will temporarily idle two of its protein processing facilities for scheduled maintenance. The idling of the facilities is unrelated to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Feb. 4, Cargill will idle its Dodge City, Kansas, facility and on March 18 it will idle its Schuyler, Nebraska, facility, … Read More

These storage units save precious store space and offer time flexibility for shoppers, but they also come with limitations that could impede their adoption. Read more at Grocery Dive…

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 Jan. 1, 2021. The inventory was slightly above Jan. 1, 2020. The inventory included 7.40 million steers and steer calves, up … Read More

Cow-Calf Corner is a weekly newsletter by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency 

Jan. 25, 2021

Regional hay issues due to western droughtBy Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist

Recent USDA reports … Read More

Grace Huffman Dunham joined the Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association staff Jan. 19 as executive director of events and partnerships.

Based in the headquarters office, Dunham will oversee events such as the … Read More

Ten black Angus cows and five calves were stolen on Monday from a ranch near Ada in Pontotoc County. Anyone with information on this theft is urged to contact TSCRA Special Ranger Derek Helmke at 580-319-1757 or the Operation Cow Thief tipline at 817-916-1775. Callers may remain anonymous. … Read More

Compared to last week, feeder steers and heifers sold steady to $4 higher. Trade was active on good demand. Supply consisted of mostly yearling steers and heifers weighing 700-850 lbs. Lonestar Stockyard had a special bred cow sale with a nice set of heavy bred red angus cows … Read More

Source: droughtmonitor.unl.edu

Map released Jan. 21, 2021 | Data valid Jan. 19, 2021

This week’s drought Summary: In contrast to the prior week, most of the country had a relatively dry week, with the significant exception of the … Read More

Source: USDA Farm Service Agency | Jan. 19, 2021

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

Source: TPWD| Jan. 21, 2021

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has determined that invasive zebra mussels have been successfully eradicated from Lake Waco in Central Texas, preventing property damage, protecting water supply infrastructure and avoiding harm to the aquatic ecosystem. The department … Read More