Source: droughtmonitor.unl.edu | Map released 4-23-20 | Data valid 4-21-20

This week’s drought summary: A very active precipitation pattern impacted areas of the South into the Southeast over the last week. As with the recent storm paths, the areas along the Gulf Coast … Read More

Cattle and hog slaughter is on track to post big declines this week. At this point, Daily Livestock Report projections suggest at least a 30% decline in fed cattle slaughter and a 16% decline in hog slaughter vs. the comparable week a year ago. … Read More

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Bart Perrier, District 4 in North Central Oklahoma, reports the theft of an ATV from a property in Nowata County. Sometime on or after April 13 a thief or thieves entered the rural property on Highway 28 north of County … Read More

The combined inventory of beef, pork, chicken and turkey in cold storage at the end of March was estimated at 2.435 billion pounds, 1.5% higher than a year ago and 5.7% higher than the five year average. The combined month end inventory of the four main species increased … Read More

Rick Perry, the former U.S. Secretary of Energy and former Texas governor, accepted a social media challenge from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and some first-responders at the Fayette County EMS will eat very well as a result. Perry donated a box of Wagyu beef from Ranger Cattle Company in … Read More

Use some leftover steak and fresh brussels sprouts in this healthy salad recipe by Beef Loving Texans. Get the recipe… 

Source: AgriLife Today | April 23, 2020

Wheat has long been grown on the Texas High Plains, but fewer producers are taking the crop to grain harvest, opting instead to … Read More

Heartbreaking headlines and discouraging news continue for livestock producers as temporary closures of meat packing plants and rising employee absenteeism due to COVID-19 exacerbates an existing harvest facility capacity challenge due to a labor shortage in rural America. Drovers now provides an interactive online map  that shows harvest facilities across the … Read More

Source: USDA ARS

Predicting grassland productivity is a major challenge for ranchers and other land managers with grazing livestock. This productivity is key each spring when they are trying to decide how many cattle to turn out to pasture, how long to graze an … Read More

The events of the last few weeks have certainly created a host of unintended consequences and challenges. One of the latest issues to pop up has been the changes in the distillers grains marketplace. COVID-19 mitigation measures have dramatically reduced miles driven in the U.S. and consequently … Read More