The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Kay, Logan, Noble and Osage counties in Oklahoma and Boscue, Falls, McLennnan, Throckmorton and Williamson counties in Texas as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought. Farmers and ranchers in contiguous counties also qualify … Read More

Landowners who choose not to operate their land have several options when considering lease agreements. How much the landowner wants to be involved in management and how much risk the landowner feels comfortable tackling usually determine which option a landowner will choose.

Gophers can be a nuisance to hay and livestock producers, and springtime is a good time to address them, said Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, AgriLife Extension forage specialist, Overton.

Gopher burrowing can cause damage to equipment and livestock injuries. The rodents also can damage crops by … Read More

Adequate chill hours and good spring conditions have peach and other fruit producers excited about 2018, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. Dr. Larry Stein, AgriLife Extension horticulturist, Uvalde, said production levels should increase for most fruit producers around the state following near-perfect winter and … Read More

For the week ending March 31, 2017, most Texas feeder cattle auctions reported mixed prices. Texas Weekly Direct reported prices $2.00 to $6.00 lower. Trade activity was moderate on moderate to good demand. Supply consisted of 58 percent steers and 42 percent heifers. Wholesale Beef values were varied … Read More

Cattleman’s Brenham Livestock Auction2405 HWY 105Brenham, Texas 77834Washington County

Phone: 979-836-3621Inspector Name: Lisa SebastianSale Day: Every Friday, hogs at 9, cattle at noon

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Meat Mythcrushers sets the record straight on the cancer risk of grilled meats. Kansas State University assistant professor Dr. Travis O'Quinn discusses what the research shows about the safety of grilling meat and busts the myth that it is a significant cancer risk. Myth: Grilling Meat is … Read More

Last month Beth Rumley from the National Ag Law Center and Tiffany Lashmet, Ag Law Specialist with Texas A&M Agrilife Extension, published a fact sheet outlining the steps to analyze if various Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations would apply to ag haulers. Given some new legislation and some … Read More

Rice University ecologists are checking to see if Hurricane Harvey’s unprecedented floods gave a competitive boost to red imported fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) and tawny crazy ants (Nylanderia fulva), two of southeast Texas’ most important invasive ants. Fire ants in particular are well known to be flood-adapted: they survive by … Read More

Unloading cattle – especially yearlings – to an unfamiliar pasture and shutting the gate isn’t the end of good cattle handling. If you settle cattle properly, they will know where everything is and be content were they are instead of beating a racetrack around the perimeter.