Re-warming methods for severely cold-stressed newborn calvesBy Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension animal scientist

The extreme cold and snowy weather has arrived at a very unfortunate time for spring calving cow herds. Cows and heifers are beginning the calving season and some newborn … Read More

Source: Texas Beef Council | Feb. 11, 2021

Beef lovers, start your engines! The Texas Beef Council (TBC) and its consumer brand, Beef Loving Texans, will help put beef in the spotlight at the upcoming Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. 300 … Read More

Source: USDA | Feb. 11, 2021

Each year, from February through March, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) county field office staff and their conservation partners at soil and water conservation districts host Local Working Group meetings across Texas. These meetings … Read More

Source: droughtmonitor.unl.edu

Map released: Feb. 11, 2021 | Data valid Feb. 9, 2021

This week’s drought summary: A slow-moving coastal storm delivered heavy precipitation in parts of the Northeast on Jan. 31 – Feb. 1, with impacts (windy weather and snow … Read More

Compared to last week, feeder steers and heifers sold mostly steady. Trade activity was light to moderate on moderate demand. The area braced for below freezing temperatures with snow, going into the weekend.

Supply included 75% Feeder Cattle (55% Steers, 43% Heifers, 2% Bulls); … Read More

Beef producers in the future could have a more precise way to determine the productivity of their cattle, thanks to a collaboration between Mizzou Engineering and the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR). The project aims to provide a better understanding of how a herd’s environment and … Read More

Source: USMEF | Feb. 8, 2021

U.S. pork exports reached nearly three million metric tons (mt) in 2020, topping the 2019 record by 11%, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Pork … Read More

Stock up and stay warm during this arctic blast by snagging a TSCRA jacket or vest today! Prices have already been discounted on these items and you can save an additional $5 off with coupon code THANKS5 at checkout.  https://cattle-raisers-trading-co.myshopify.com/collections/jackets-vests  

Winter is here! Some grazers may still be utilizing stockpiled forages but many may have transitioned to feeding hay, baleage, or silage. Hopefully you know the quality of your forage and the needs of the livestock that will be consuming it. Maybe you have even planned for supplemental energy … Read More

With severe cold temperatures bearing down on the High Plains, cattle producers need to be prepared to protect their cattle, said Dr. Rosslyn Biggs, Oklahoma State University beef cattle extension specialist and College of Veterinary Medicine director. Dr. Biggs took time out from her duties in the barn to speak with … Read More