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TSCRA’s membership system will be undergoing a significant upgrade in May. Some online services may be interrupted beginning May 1. One of the services affected will be the ability to purchase items from the Cattle Raisers Trading Co. online, so if you’ve had your eye on those new Trust Your Neighbor but Brand Your Cattle T-shirts, get your order in before Monday! After Monday, to join TSCRA or renew your membership by credit card, or purchase CRTC items, please call our offices at 800-242-7820, or email membership@tscra.org.

General Discussion Read more... Apr 27, 2017

Trump says U.S. will renegotiate NAFTA with Canada, Mexico

President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was ready to kill the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico, but agreed to renegotiate it after speaking with their leaders, expressing optimism about extracting better terms for the U.S. Mexico, Canada and the United States form one of the world’s biggest trading blocs, and trade disruptions among them could cause havoc in automotive, agricultural, energy and other sectors. Read more at Reuters

General Discussion, Issues & Policy Read more... Apr 27, 2017

Florida says goodbye to screwworms

About 190 million screw flies later, South Florida appears to be free of the flesh-eating pest that threatened to wipe out the planet’s last remaining herd of tiny Key deer. On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will release its final sterile fly to combat an infestation confirmed in September, which marked the first outbreak in the continental U.S. in three decades. About 135 deaths in a herd numbering just 875 were blamed on the insect — formally known as the New World screwworm fly — although the numbers could be higher since the herd is spread across such a wide area that also includes remote back country. Read more at The Miami Herald

General Discussion, Wildlife Read more... Apr 27, 2017

Fed Cattle Exchange sale report for April 26, 2017

The Fed Cattle Exchange sale on April 26, 2017, reported 5,448 head total, including 40 Holstein, selling 1,945 head. Of the cattle that sold, the breakdown is as follows: For cattle on 1-9 day delivery, 353 head with weighted average price $131.68; 1-17 day delivery of 158 head with weighted average price $129.89; 17-30 Day Delivery of 1,394 head with a weighted average price of $125.42; and 40 Holstein on a 1-17 day delivery for 40 head, with a weighted average price of $93.50. For the full report, go to FedCattleExchange.com…

General Discussion Read more... Apr 27, 2017

It’s what’s for dinner: Classic American beef goulash

You should be able to find all the ingredients for this classic American beef goulash at any grocery store. Get the recipe at BeefLovingTexans…

General Discussion Read more... Apr 27, 2017

Cattle Raisers at the National Agri-Marketing Association conference

TSCRA staff and leaders are participating in the National Agri-Marketing Association conference this week in DFW. New TSCRA Director Kelley Sullivan and Larry Gray, executive director of law enforcement and theft prevention services, both spoke about TSCRA’s activities and history on Wednesday at a pre-convention tour of the Fort Worth Stockyards. See the pictures…

General Discussion Read more... Apr 26, 2017

Feral hog poison in Texas on hold – for now

The company behind the only EPA-approved pesticide for feral hogs has withdrawn its request for registration in Texas. But that doesn’t mean the battle over the warfarin-based poison’s safety is finished. Read more at The Texas Tribune….

General Discussion Read more... Apr 26, 2017

Cargill to sell remaining feedyards in Colorado, Kansas

Cargill has reached an agreement to sell its beef cattle feedyards at Leoti, Kan., and Yuma, Colo., to Omaha, Neb.-based Green Plains Inc., a vertically integrated ethanol producer with existing feedyards in Kismet, Kan., and Hereford, Texas. The transaction will be finalized once a definitive agreement and regulatory review are completed. A Cargill representative said the company is redeploying working capital to fuel additional protein business growth. Read more at Feedstuffs…

General Discussion Read more... Apr 26, 2017

Buford and Polk appointed to Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board

Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Tina Yturria Buford and Carl Ray Polk Jr. to the Soil and Water Conservation Board for terms set to expire on Feb. 1, 2018, and Feb. 1, 2019, respectively. The board administers Texas’ soil and water conservation law, and coordinates conservation and pollution abatement programs throughout the state. Read more…

General Discussion Read more... Apr 26, 2017

Texas crop, weather, for April 25, 2017

Texas crawfish producers are expected to have a good year as demand continues to increase in larger markets, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Todd Sink, AgriLife Extension fisheries specialist in College Station, said early reports from crawfish producers in southeast Texas indicate it will be an average to above-average year. Read more…

General Discussion Read more... Apr 26, 2017