While no one likes to see an open cow go, if a calf is not going to be born and weaned the next year, she must be marketed in order to pay the feed bills. The earlier open cows are identified, the more savings are seen on winter feed costs … Read More

We’re all attached to our smartphones and that might not be so bad when it comes to tracking our finances. Your smartphone is a great tool with apps that can help with everything from budgeting to bill paying. Fox34 News, Lubbock, takes a look at how smartphone apps can provide opportunities pen … Read More

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department quail forecast for 2017-18 predicts overall strong quail numbers, though this season is down from the boom numbers of last year. Weather plays a key role in the annual boom-bust cycle in semi-arid regions where two to three consecutive years of favorable conditions usually results in a … Read More

For the week ending Oct. 20, 2017, Texas feeder cattle auctions were mixed, mostly reporting prices steady to $4 higher with instances of steady to $2 higher. Texas Weekly Direct reported prices unevenly steady with instances of $3 lower to $3 higher. Wholesale Beef values were higher at the end … Read More

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Texas feedlots with capacity of 1,000 head or more totaled 2.60 million head on Oct. 1, 2017, up 6 percent from a year ago. Producers placed 440 thousand head in commercial feedlots during September, up 14 percent from a year ago. … Read More

Brazilian meatpacker JBS SA will resume operations on Tuesday at seven slaughterhouses in Mato Grosso do Sul state that had been shut since Wednesday following a court-ordered asset freeze, a media representative said on Saturday.  JBS, whose owners are ensnared in a broad corruption and insider trading investigation in Brazil, … Read More

The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) offers a range of tests to detect Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD) virus. Two TVMDL Veterinary Diagnosticians are helping one Texas ranch detect the source of BVD using a newer test offering: Pooled PCR for BVD on ear notches. Testing is performed using … Read More

Stockpiled forages and winter annuals can reduce the need for and cost of hay and other supplemental feed for beef cattle producers in regions with adequate annual rainfall. Dr. Jason Banta, AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist, Overton, said producers can reduce the need for hay and supplements by providing stockpiled forage … Read More

Quail season opens statewide on Oct. 28 and ends Feb. 25, 2018. The daily bag limit for bobwhite, scaled (blue) and Gambel’s quail is 15, and the possession limit is 45. Legal shooting hours for all quail are 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset. For more information on quail … Read More

In this week’s Cow-Calf Corner, a newsletter from the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency, Derrell Peel discusses the latest cattle inventory numbers; and Glenn Selk talks prussic acid and nitrate poisoning concerns.