Compared to the last report: New crop prices are mostly firm to 10.00 higher per ton compared to old crop prices. The majority of the state continued to see above average precipitation and cooler than average temperatures last week, which continued the multi-category drought improvements across the state … Read More


Compared to last week’s light test: Feeder steers and heifers sold firm to 4.00 higher. Trade was fairly active on good demand. Temperatures hitting triple digits for the first time this summer, but recent rains at least improved drought conditions…. Read More

Cattle Fever Ticks, known scientifically as Rhipicephalus (formerly Boophilus) annulatus and R. microplus, are a significant threat to the United States cattle industry.

These ticks are capable of carrying the protozoa, or microscopic parasites, Babesia bovis or B. bigemina, commonly known as cattle fever. The Babesia organism attacks and destroys red blood cells, causing … Read More

This Week’s Drought Summary

Warm and dry conditions dominated the West while the southern Plains and South recorded the most precipitation for the week as well as cooler than normal temperatures. Temperatures were … Read More

U.S. Meat Export Federation | June 9, 2021

Following a record-breaking March performance, exports of U.S. beef and pork continued to build momentum in April, according to data released by USDA and compiled by USMEF.

“Looking back at … Read More

As the world was taken by surprise and thrown into turmoil by the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s hard not to think about the possibility of an animal disease wreaking the same kind of havoc for American farmers and ranchers. A program to effectively trace animal disease could reduce the number of … Read More

Source: AgriLife Today | June 8, 2021

Rains and the threat of rain have kept forage producers in hay-producing regions of the state out of fields and behind schedule for the season, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert…. Read More

Yesterday, Representative Mike Guest (R-MS-3) and Representative Darren Soto (D-FL-9) led a bipartisan group of 52 lawmakers in pushing the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to complete their investigation into the meatpacking sector, and whether or not anticompetitive practices have contributed to a persistent imbalance in the cattle markets. This letter is … Read More

Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Derek Helmke, District 3 in South Central Oklahoma reports cattle missing in Carter County, Oklahoma. A cow from Gene Autry is a red and heavy bred with GB brand on the left hip. One yearling heifer and one yearling steer … Read More

Most of the state received from 0.1 inches to upwards of 5.0 inches of precipitation. Some areas in North East Texas received up to 10.0 inches. There were 3.3 days suitable for fieldwork.