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TSCRA Crime Watch: Bulls missing in far West Texas

TSCRA Special Ranger Clay McKinney, District 18 in West Texas, reports two bulls missing from the Foster Ranch in Hudspeth County. The bulls – one black and one red — were reported missing on Sept. 25, 2018. They have a backward L F Bar brand on the left side, an over bit notch on the left ear and a number 4 (year brand) on the right hip. Anyone with any information is urged to contact Special Ranger McKinney at 432-448-9367 or Operation Cow Thief tipline at 888-830-2333.

Oct 18, 2018 Read more...

Time to evacuate cattle from low-lying areas

If you have cattle in low lying areas, particularly along river basins, please move your livestock to higher ground now! We have received reports of stranded cattle from the Texas Animal Health Commission, which leads Texas’ animal response efforts to natural disasters. Those cattle are along the Trinity River in Walker County, but many rivers may be prone to flooding as recent rain runoff makes its way to the Gulf of Mexico. TSCRA Special Rangers are working with state and local authorities to assist in response efforts, and we will continue to provide updates as we receive them. Please stay safe! Read more…

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Let Cattle Raisers Insurance help you navigate the open enrollment maze

Cattle Raisers Insurance is here to help you shop for your insurance needs before the fall season gets too hectic. Visit with the CRI team to see if you qualify for group medical insurance. Group medical plans offer a variety of medical plans at a competitive price and a larger physician and hospital network selection, and can be purchased throughout the year. Open enrollment for individual health plans begins Nov. 1 and ends Dec. 15, 2018, for a Jan. 1, 2019, effective date. Call Cattle Raisers Insurance at 1-800-252-2849 to consult with one of our experienced insurance team specialists who understand the insurance needs of the ranching community. Read more…

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Foot rot: Prevention and treatment

Anywhere there is moist wet abrasive environmental conditions, there is a problem with foot rot. And this fall, that means most of Texas. –BovineVetOnline Read more…

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It’s What’s for Dinner: Lean meatball subs

Lean Ground Beef is formed into meatballs before a quick cook in the oven and a dip in pasta sauce. Enjoy the classic meatballs in a crusty Italian roll for a family-friendly meal! Read more…

Oct 18, 2018 Read more...

Fredericksburg Ranch Gathering canceled

Due to flooding in Central Texas, Thursday’s ranch gathering in Fredericksburg has been canceled. Some areas have received up to 12 inches of rain with more on the way, resulting in high water on roads and washed-out bridges. The safety of our members, friends, guests and neighbors is foremost, so please be careful if you’re on the roads, and don’t drive into high water. We have collected a few links and resources for flood watches, warnings and disaster information to keep you aware and prepared. Read more…

Oct 17, 2018 Read more...

Gov. Abbott makes disaster declaration due to severe weather and flooding

Gov. Greg Abbott issued a State Disaster Declaration Tuesday for 18 Texas counties impacted by recent severe weather and flooding that has caused widespread property damage, and threatened loss of life. Counties included in the disaster declaration are Bastrop, Burnet, Colorado, Fayette, Hood, Jim Wells, Kerr, Kimble, La Salle, Live Oak, Llano, Mason, McMullen, Nueces, Real, San Patricio, Travis, and Williamson. Read more…

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Kane Beef now under court receivership

Kane Beef, a Corpus Christi beef plant that processes 270,000 cattle annually from 30 Texas feedlots, is now under court-ordered receivership. Burdened with massive debt, the plant is now under the control of former bankruptcy judge Richard S. Schmidt. According to court documents released Monday, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas handed Schmidt control of Kane’s finances and all of its property and assets, including the plant that has been in business for more than 60 years. Schmidt stressed the difference between receivership and bankruptcy, which will allow time to cut costs, retain employees, maintain operations and go to market for a suitable buyer or investor. –Drovers CattleNetwork Read more…

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US trade rep notifies Congress of intention to negotiate trade agreements with Japan, EU and UK

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer notified Congress Wednesday that the Trump Administration intends to negotiate three separate trade agreements with Japan, the European Union and the United Kingdom. “We will continue to expand U.S. trade and investment by negotiating trade agreements with Japan, the EU and the United Kingdom. We are committed to concluding these negotiations with timely and substantive results for American workers, farmers, ranchers, and businesses.” Read more…

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Texas crop and weather report for Oct. 16, 2018

Texas grain producers faced a difficult 2018 as natural and market forces aligned against them, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Drought conditions and high temperatures hurt production as low prices, all-time record yields in the midwestern U.S. and trade uncertainties created a tough market for corn and sorghum growers across the state. Read more…

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