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Cattle Raisers Weekly Government Affairs Activities: NAFTA, special session, property tax reform

As a function of TSCRA’s commitment to representing ranchers and landowners in Texas and across the Southwest, our governmental and public affairs office is hard at work tackling the issues important to the beef industry. The association’s team of knowledgeable and experienced representatives are out in the field both locally and nationally to defend landowner […]

General Discussion, Issues & Policy Read more... Jun 23, 2017

Texas Cattle Raisers support USDA ban on fresh Brazilian beef

In response to an announcement by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue that USDA is banning the importation of fresh Brazilian beef, Richard Thorpe, president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA), issued the following statement: “The United States is home to the safest beef supply on the planet due to the care and dedication […]

General Discussion, Issues & Policy Read more... Jun 23, 2017

Farm Service Agency County Committee nominations now open

The nomination period for local USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees began on June 15, 2017. “County committees allow farmers and ranchers to make important decisions about how federal farm programs are administered locally to best serve their needs,” said Acting FSA Administrator Chris Beyerhelm. “We strongly encourage all eligible producers to visit their […]

General Discussion Read more... Jun 23, 2017

Heat, drought causing ranchers in the North to sell cattle

It’s so hot and dry in northern parts of the U.S. that cattle ranchers are frantically selling off animals to trim their herds as hay crops and pasturelands wither. Drought conditions have swept the northern reaches of the Great Plains this year, parching grazing pastures and grain fields while demonstrating how quickly severe weather can […]

General Discussion Read more... Jun 23, 2017

US Drought Monitor and Summary, June 20, 2017

A mostly dry and warm week, along with increased summer evapotranspiration and a climatologic wet time of year, led to a general decline of moisture conditions in Oklahoma and Texas. Some areas in the South did see moderate to heavy rains , and this resulted in some D0 removal in northeastern and southeastern Oklahoma, and […]

General Discussion, U.S. Drought Monitor Read more... Jun 23, 2017

TAHC seeking input regarding female cattle and trich

The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) is seeking input from all segments of the cattle industry affected by bovine trichomoniasis, also known as trich, a venereal disease of cattle that causes early embryonic death resulting in production losses due to decreased calf crops and repeat breeding. In 2009, the Texas cattle industry requested TAHC establish […]

General Discussion, Animal Health Read more... Jun 22, 2017

Cattle fever tick draining ranchers’ profits

South Texas ranchers are saying the cattle fever tick continues to drain profits. Many said they’re having a tough time finding the resources to fight the pest as summer gets closer. The Rio Grande Valley’s KRGV News station spoke with Danny Davis, a cattle rancher in Cameron County, who said the costs of keeping cattle […]

General Discussion Read more... Jun 22, 2017

OIE to open US-based liaison office in Texas

Following the Executive Order 13759 by which the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has been designated as a Public International Organization entitled to enjoy certain privileges, exemptions and immunities, the OIE announced June 21 that it will establish a liaison office in the U.S. later this year. Created in 1924, the OIE’s missions are […]

General Discussion Read more... Jun 22, 2017

Fed Cattle Exchange announces return to its trusted trading platform

In recent weeks, the Fed Cattle Exchange made an effort to improve the original Fed Cattle Exchange platform. They created a new website and platform to host their fed cattle consignments. The primary purpose of the re-design was to add additional features for participants, and improve user experience. After two weeks of technical difficulties, they […]

General Discussion Read more... Jun 22, 2017

Fed Cattle Exchange sale report for June 21, 2017

The Fed Cattle Exchange sale was back on Wednesday, June 21, offering total 2,148 head for sale, selling 457 head on 1-9 day delivery. The weighted average price was $123.00 for South Dakota and Texas. Read more…

General Discussion Read more... Jun 22, 2017