Source: USDA Farm Service Agency | May 26, 2020

Agricultural producers can now apply for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which provides direct payments to offset impacts from the coronavirus pandemic. The application and a payment calculator are now available … Read More

Dr. Ken McMillan, Progressive Farmer, talks warts: how cattle get them, how to treat them and how to prevent them from spreading in your herd. Read more at… 

Join us on Friday, May 29 at 2 p.m. for a weekly COVID-19 cattle market update. This week’s speaker will be Dr. David Anderson, professor and Extension economist with the Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University. The event is free, but registration is required. Click on … Read More

Beef production reached record levels during the first quarter of 2020 due to the largest number of cattle slaughtered for the quarter since 2002 and the heaviest dressed weights since 2016, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s latest “Livestock, Dairy & Poultry Outlook.” Further, U.S. beef imports … Read More

Source: AgriLife Today | May 22, 2020

As the warm weather draws more and more Texans outdoors, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts want people to be aware of the danger ticks pose.

“Ticks are blood feeders in all … Read More

Cow-Calf Corner is a weekly newsletter by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency.

May 25, 2020

COVID-19 provokes turbulence in feedlots

By Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist

Special Notice: The details … Read More

Source: Texas Animal Health Commission | May 22, 2020

Since May 8, 2020, the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) has received 4 new reports of vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) in Texas equine and cattle.

Confirmations since the last … Read More

Texas and Southwestern Association Special Ranger Larry Hand, District 13 in East Texas, reports a 2010 Polaris RAZR ATT/VTT, VIN #4XAXH76A2ADOX5590, was stolen from a Rusk County property on US Hwy 259 South at US 259 Loop in Kilgore. The vehicle was last seen on May 12, is blue and … Read More

America’s beef packers are slowly improving weekly harvest rates after the COVID-19 pandemic disruption to the supply chain. Last week USDA reported estimated slaughter at 499,000 head, which was about 14% higher than two weeks ago. Expectations are for harvest to total about 530,000 this week. Still, last week’s … Read More

Changes to freshwater fishing regulations for 2020-21 season (scroll down for saltwater)

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopted multiple changes to the freshwater fishing regulations for the upcoming 2020-2021 season at the meeting held virtually May 21. Modifications include length limits … Read More