Ranchers and their families, friends and guests gathered in Fort Worth Friday morning for the start to TSCRA’s 2018 Cattle Raisers Convention & Expo

“How Grasses Grow,” a new website resource for ranchers, land managers and landowners, is now available through the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The multi-faceted site, agrilife.org/howgrassesgrow, was developed by Dr. Morgan Russell, AgriLife Extension range specialist at San Angelo. It features information on vegetative reproduction of perennial grasses, a … Read More

Springtime brings the growth of new spring grasses, but also the potential for grass tetany. Most veterinary texts define ‘grass tetany’ as a deficiency of magnesium (Mg). Although signs of grass tetany appear as a magnesium deficiency, the reasons for this expression vary. -Drovers CattleNetwork Read more…

After what seems like weeks, CME cattle futures are green today, getting a technical bounce. There’s no ‘reason’ other than the market is very oversold. Bearish perceptions about April, May, June persist the same as the market’s dismissal of positive, immediate fundamentals. The only question really being discussed anymore is … Read More

The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) would like to remind all owners of premises where exotic chronic wasting disease (CWD) susceptible species (elk, red deer, sika, moose and any associated subspecies and hybrids) are located that annual mortality records and inventory Forms are due on or before April 1, 2018. … Read More

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is allocating $2.24 million to Texas from Section 10007 of the 2014 Farm Bill as part of its effort to strengthen the nation’s infrastructure for pest detection and surveillance, identification, and threat mitigation, and to safeguard the nursery production system. Overall, USDA is providing … Read More

Everybody wants to see green pastures, but short and green isn’t the best groceries for cattle. Good grazing management leaves enough old grass on part of your land to graze cattle on a mix of new and old grass together. -Beef Producer Read more…

Precipitation was generally below normal (0.25-1.0 inch deficits) across the region during the USDM period. During the last 30 days, much of Texas was running about 1 inch below normal for the period while the rest of the region was as much as 10 inches above normal. The dryness is … Read More

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued a statement Thursday regarding the omnibus spending bill released by Congressional leaders. Priority topics included fixing the so-called ‘grain glitch’ 199A in the name of fairness, improving the way wildfire suppression is funded, increasing support for broadband Internet access in rural American and … Read More

According to Jim Robb of the Livestock Market Information Center, restaurant and grocery store sales are the main driver at the final segment of the beef chain in terms of demand. He says that during the Recession, restaurants led the way in steady upward trending beef sales. But in recent … Read More