Source: NCBA | June 30, 2020

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has applauded the introduction of the bipartisan legislation to create new direct-to-consumer options for beef producers, processors and small meat markets … Read More

Source: OSU DASNR |June 25, 2020

Summer is officially here, and that means people will be spending more time in the great outdoors. To help ensure skin safety in the sun, it’s a good idea to be vigilant with sunscreen. With so many types … Read More


New self-service features on will help farmers and ranchers manage their conservation activities online and request assistance from the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

“These conservation features join a number … Read More

Bermudagrass decline is characterized by gradual thinning or outright loss of bermudagrass stands over time. Texas A&M Extension’s ForageFax newsletter covers some of the reasons associated with bermudagrass decline in their latest issue. Read more at…

June 29, 2020

Plenty of beef for Independence Day

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

In anticipation of July 4, estimated beef production for the week ending June 27 was 562.3 million … Read More

Preconditioned and weaned calves are worth more. That fact is borne out by data collected from calf sales over the years. Calf preconditioning found a boost nationwide after the 2013 release of data collected by Superior Livestock Auction reporting premiums for preconditioned calves of $6 per cwt over non-preconditioned … Read More

Large round bale storage is often outdoors and producers may not realize the nutrient loss that comes with weathering of large round hay bales stored outside, particularly in regions of the country with high rainfall. To minimize those losses, experts recommend ways to help producers who are unable to … Read More

Source: USDA ESMIS | June 26, 2020

Compared to last week, feeder steers and heifers sold steady to instances $5 higher by the end of the week. Trade activity was moderate on good demand, especially on yearlings. The panhandle had welcomed … Read More


This week’s drought summary: Precipitation fell across much of the northern tier states and the eastern half of the CONUS this week. Much of the eastern United States has experienced increased dryness over the past 30-60 days and above … Read More

The Centers for Disease Control has released information regarding the unique challenges of remaining COVID-19 safe at a fair, show or other event involving people and animals.  Some animals have been reported to be infected with SARS-CoV-2 worldwide, including pet cats and dogs in the U.S. To date, there have been no … Read More