June 15, 2020

Early drought planning will pay

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

Drought conditions have expanded rapidly in recent weeks across western and northern Oklahoma as well as much of the western … Read More

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Oklahoma is home to about 250,000 horses. (Photo by Todd Johnson, Oklahoma State University Agricultural Communications Services)

Source: Oklahoma State University DASNR | June 5, 2020

Weather is heating up fast in … Read More

Source: droughtmonitor.unl.edu

Map released June 11, 2020 | Data valid June 9, 2020

This week’s drought summary: A strong upper-level ridge developed over the Southwest at the beginning of June, and expanded east to the Southern Great Plains. Seven-day temperatures (June … Read More

Compared to last week, feeder steers and heifers sold unevenly steady. Trade activity and demand were moderate to good. Red flagwarnings across the Texas Panhandle after a hot and windy week has dried everything out. Offerings included several loads of reputation steerscoming off of local pastures. Supply included: … Read More

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Derek Helmke, District 3 in South Central Oklahoma, reports a steer missing from a property in the Palmer and Byers Road area of Murray County. The steer was last seen on June 1, 2020, is Hereford, Angus or smoky Char/Angus cross, weighs … Read More

Though the ongoing pandemic might have affected warm-weather plans, there’s no better time for grill masters to step up their game on the barbecue. Following coronavirus-related disruptions to the beef supply chain, however, shoppers might not be able to find their favorite cuts of meat. Bridget Wasser, meat … Read More

By Chip Chandler for West Texas A&M University | June 9, 2020

West Texas A&M University officials and state legislators recently offered updates on significant progress in an initiative to advance food animal production in the region.

The … Read More

The Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) presented Vest Ranches the BIF Commercial Producer of the Year Award June 9 during the group’s annual meeting and symposium online. This national award is presented annually to a producer to recognize their dedication to improving the beef industry at the … Read More

Source: USDA | June 9, 2020

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on Tuesday applauded the safe reopening of critical infrastructure meatpacking facilities across the United States. Across the cattle, swine, and broiler sectors, processing facilities were operating more than 95% … Read More