News

04

Jan
The 2019 Texas Legislative Session doesn’t start until next week, but almost 1,000 bills and resolutions have already been filed in advance. TSCRA government and public affairs staff are reviewing each bill filed to identify those that could impact cattle producers and landowners. Thousands of additional bills are expected ...

04

Jan
Recently, there has been some confusion regarding the issue of livestock haulers and the requirement for an Electronic Logging Device (ELD) due in large part to misleading articles that have begun to circulate. The week before Christmas and the partial government shutdown, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) posted ...

04

Jan
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has confirmed chronic wasting disease (CWD) in three white-tailed deer in Medina, Dallam, and Hartley Counties, and in three mule deer in Hudspeth, Hartley, and El Paso Counties. TPWD emphasizes that the discoveries underscore the importance for aggressive detection, sampling and herd management ...

04

Jan
USDA Farm Service Agency county offices are closed due to the lapse in appropriation and NASS statistics, World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, and other agricultural economic and statistical reports and projections will be suspended. However, certain USDA activities remain active because they are related to law enforcement, the ...

04

Jan
Heavy rains (3-8 inches, locally to 12 inches) soaked much of eastern Texas and eastern Oklahoma, with light to moderate totals (1-3 inches) falling on the central and northern Texas and the remainder of Oklahoma. Only western and southern Texas missed out on the plentiful precipitation.

03

Jan
TSCRA Special Ranger Joe Aguilar, Jr., District 29 in South Texas, reports the theft of a branded Beefmaster heifer and miscellaneous items from a ranch near Edcouch in Hidalgo County sometime after Nov. 24. Stolen was a 700-pound Beefmaster polled heifer with a brand on left hip and a lime ...

03

Jan
The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2019-2020 school year. The deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 1, 2019.

03

Jan
In a beef herd, the biggest expense is feeding cows during the winter. With hay being the biggest cost, any waste that can be prevented will favor your bottom line. If you can save 30 to 40 percent of that cost, it might mean the difference between an annual profit ...

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