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All Managed Land Deer Program (MLDP) participants must report the number of bucks and does harvested by April 1 of each year, even if no animals were taken. Failure to report harvest numbers by the deadline will result in MLDP tags not being issued for the succeeding season. Texas Wildlife … Read More

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is revising its Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Program Standards to better meet the needs of both animal health officials and the cervid industry. To ensure consistent terminology, APHIS is aligning the language in the program standards with … Read More

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced the availability of funding to help assure rural communities have sufficient access to livestock veterinary services. Funding is made through NIFA’s Veterinary Services Grant Program (VSGP). The VSGP is designed to support education and extension … Read More

While South Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced earlier this week that it had agreed to amendments and modifications to the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS), more details on the revised agreement have emerged through a U.S.-Korea joint statement and a KORUS fact sheet issued by USTR. The … Read More

Crabgrass is a warm-season annual grass that is commonly found in pastures and hay meadows in parts of Texas. Relative to other warm-season annual grasses, crabgrass has a low- to medium-yield potential but is high in forage quality. As such, it is often a desirable component in pastures and is … Read More

Precipitation was generally above normal across north central Texas, eastern Oklahoma and extreme northwestern Arkansas during the USDM period. During the last 30 days, much of Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana were running 1-3 inches below normal. According to the USDA, 65 percent of wheat in Texas was in poor to … Read More

Beef production has one fundamental principle: We live and sleep with Mother Nature, so we need to listen to her. Cattle management during drought is about minimizing herd total weight to match reduced forage while maintaining calf numbers. As we enjoy a cup of coffee with Mother Nature, we need … Read More

TSCRA Jimmy Dickson, District 14 in East Texas, reports 13 black Brangus-type heifers missing from a ranch in Van Zandt County. The cattle went missing sometime between March 21 and 24 and are unbranded with yellow ear tags and bangs (Brucella) tags. The heifers were three to four months bred … Read More

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has approved expansion of the state’s chronic wasting disease (CWD) Panhandle Containment Zone following the discovery of the disease earlier this year in a roadkill white-tailed deer. The Containment Zone 2 now encompasses that portion of the state within the boundaries of a line … Read More