Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Wayne Goodman, District 10 in North Texas, reports two unbranded heifers missing from a property near Millsap in Parker County. Last Seen on April 25, 2020, are a solid black ten-month-old muley heifer weighing 500 pounds, and a mule black baldy ten-month-old … Read More

Meat processing plant closures in the U.S. weakened livestock demand and led to concerns over a possible shortage of beef and pork. Demand surged when stay-at-home orders began as people stocked up on the products, and then fell because consumers tend to eat less meat at home than in … Read More

Source: AgriLife Today | May 13, 2020

Sunflowers bloom in the Texas Blacklands. Sunflowers are an alternative crop that have a wide planting window and are often used as a rotation crop, … Read More

Source: USDA | May 12, 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) and Farm Service Agency (FSA) will host a webinar on Thursday, May 14, 2020, at 1 p.m. ET (12 p.m. CST), for farmers, ranchers and … Read More

Case was a team effort between several agencies, across two states

Nacogdoches, Texas — Bad checks, bad IDs and bad deals spanning East Texas and Arkansas have put a couple behind bars. Aaron Todd Davis, 35, and Jessica Lindsay Davis, 38, face charges of livestock theft, forgery and fraud after investigations … Read More

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Howard Brittain, District 19 in West Texas, reports the theft of a tractor from a property in San Saba County. Sometime on or after March 22, a thief or thieves took an orange 2018 Kubota tracked skid steer loader with an attached … Read More

 Source: USDA Farm Service Agency | May 11, 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers that FSA offers farm ownership and farm operating loans to agricultural producers who may not find success obtaining loans from … Read More

Source: AgriLife Today | May 7, 2020

Empty shelves in grocery stores throughout Texas have been a common sight due to supply and demand issues and disruptions in the food and agriculture value chain. (Texas … Read More

California ranchers are in the same boat as Texas and Oklahoma cattle raisers – too many cattle, and nowhere for them to go, with a backup at feedlots due to the closing or decreased capacity at packing plants. But as the plants come back online and increase processing … Read More

 Hauling cows with young calves can be a challenge, but there are ways to get it done safely and efficiently. BEEF Magazine offers some tips on getting everyone to their destination. Read more at Beef magazine…