TSCRA has upcoming ranch gatherings planned in Fowlerton on Oct. 22,  Hallettsville on Oct. 23 and Luling on Oct. 24. TSCRA members and the local ranching community are welcome to attend – invite your family, friends and neighbors! Attendees will enjoy a beef dinner, updates on TSCRA activities and hear … Read More

When it comes to dining out, current consumer demand for high-quality protein is an important factor influencing diner decisions. Millennials guide these trends, as they’re likely to spend more money dining out and less time preparing food at home than other major demographic groups. This group of consumers, in general, … Read More

Cull cow prices have finally shown some life in the late part of summer and look like they might finish the year with prices higher than last year. This is welcome news for cow-calf producers making decisions about which animals to retain following … Read More

DTN/Progressive Farmer addresses an often-asked question that comes up during tax planning: how to pay a worker. They say it’s a difficult question to answer, because the answer is sometimes complicated.

Feeder steers and heifers sold steady to firm on limited comparable sales. Trade activity was moderate on moderate to good demand. Slaughter cows and bulls had a lower undertone. Hay trades were mostly steady to firm. Trading activity moderate on light demand. In the Texas High Plains grain markets the … Read More

Oct. 14, 2019

Issues in agricultural and food markets
By Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist

Last week was a busy travel week as I attended and presented at three very different conferences. First was the Global Protein Summit in Chicago; followed by the Rural Economic Outlook Conference at … Read More

Source: USDA Farm Service Agency | Oct. 10, 2019

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has designated 15 Texas counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Baylor, Bell, Callahan, Foard, Hardeman, Haskell, Jones, Knox, Milam, Nolan, Runnels, Shackelford, Taylor, Throckmorton, and Williamson counties who suffered losses due to recent drought may … Read More

Broomsedge Bluestem (Andropogon virginicus L.) is a warm season perennial grass found throughout Central and East Texas. Broomsedge growth begins as temperatures consistently stay above 60 degrees F. It produces many seeds that are distributed by wind. It is a poor competitor, has poor nutritive value for livestock and low … Read More

Oklahoma State University has restored the name College of Veterinary Medicine some 15 years after the program became the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. The update brings Oklahoma State in line with other U.S. colleges and schools of veterinary medicine.

The USDA provided a torrent of new information on grain supply and price prospects for the coming year that will be pertinent to livestock producers. USDA-National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) updated its estimates of grain and oilseed harvests for 2019. The outlook for corn production was little changed from a … Read More