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Texas Crop Progress and Condition Weekly Summary, Oct. 8-14, 2018

Late in the week a cold front hit Texas, bringing below freezing temperatures to areas of the Northern High Plains. Precipitation levels varied across the state. The highest rainfall totals were reported in East Texas, the Blacklands, the Cross Timbers, South Central Texas and the Edwards Plateau, ranging between 2 and 8inches, with isolated areas reporting upwards of 10 inches. There were 4.0days suitable for fieldwork. Most livestock and cattle remained in good body condition across the state Ranchers began treating livestock for stomach worms in the Edwards Plateau. Pasture and range condition improved and was rated 73 percent good to fair. Read more…

Oct 16, 2018 Read more...

Livestock groups petition DOT for hours of service flexibility

Organizations representing livestock, bee, and fish haulers across the country submitted a petition Monday to the Department of Transportation (DOT) requesting additional flexibility on Hours of Service (HOS) requirements. The petition asks for a five-year exemption from certain HOS requirements for livestock haulers and encourages DOT to work with the livestock industry to implement additional fatigue-management practices. Read more…

Oct 15, 2018 Read more...

Cattle Raisers Trading Co Spotlight: Coffee mugs

Warm up on this cold fall day with one of our Cattle Raisers coffee mugs! Enjoy your morning cup of joe in our classic Coffee Before Cattle mug or in one of our retro style Diner Mugs. Read more…

Oct 15, 2018 Read more...

Enter the Buyer’s Guide POSTED contest for a chance to win

The Cattleman Buyers Guide has teamed up with Greeley Hat Works to give viewers of our POSTED videos a chance to enter a drawing to win a $450 gift certificate toward a hat! Check our POSTED videos each month for the secret word and enter the word into a form on the POSTED page. A
drawing will be held on the last day of the month and each month’s
winner also has a chance to triple the prize amount at the 2019 Cattle Raisers Convention in Fort Worth! More details and contest rules will be available on thecattlemanbuyersguide.com/POSTED.

Oct 15, 2018 Read more...

Chuck knows beef

The newest addition to the Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner. brand family is Chuck Knows Beef. Chuck Knows Beef is your guide to all things beef, including recipes, cooking tips, cut information, and more. Powered by Google Artificial Intelligence, Chuck can help source customized responses from the content available on BeefItsWhatsforDinner.com. Chuck is currently accessible through the website on both mobile and desktop – simply click on the banner on the home page, or visit ChuckKnowsBeef.com. Read more…

Oct 15, 2018 Read more...

Endangered whooping cranes to move through Oklahoma

One of the rarest birds in North America will soon be making its way through the Sooner State and biologists are asking for your help in tracking the migration path. As the endangered birds pass through Oklahoma on their return flight from Canada to South Texas, Oklahoma’s Wildlife Department compiles sightings from wildlife enthusiasts each year to help the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service track their progress. Read more…

Oct 15, 2018 Read more...

USDA announces $9.4 million to support socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will issue $9.4 million in grants (PDF, 750 KB) to provide enhanced training, outreach, and technical assistance to underserved and veteran farmers and ranchers. This funding is available through the USDA’s Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program (also known as the 2501 Program), managed by the USDA Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement (OPPE). Read more…

Oct 15, 2018 Read more...

Cow-Calf Corner: Impact of dressing percent on cull cow marketing; US and global beef trade update

In the Oct. 15 edition of Cow-Calf Corner, a newsletter by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency, Glenn Selk talks dressing percent effects on cull cow marketing; and Derrell Peel discusses national and global beef trade. Read more…

Oct 15, 2018 Read more...

TSCRA Govt Affairs Roundup: Early voting, hearings and hours of service regs

Early voting is just around the corner. The TSCRA Political Action Committee has released a list of recommended candidates for TSCRA members to consider when they go to the polls. This week TSCRA provided oral testimony during a hearing of the Texas House Committee on Agriculture and Livestock, signed a joint letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Hours of Service regulations for livestock haulers, and continue to meet with Texas legislators and their staff to discuss proposed reforms to the eminent domain process. Read more…

Oct 12, 2018 Read more...

Contest starts next week for a chance to get a Greeley Hat Works gift certificate

The Cattleman Buyers Guide has teamed up with Greeley Hat Works
to give viewers of our POSTED videos a chance to enter a drawing to win
a $450 gift certificate toward a hat! Beginning Monday, Oct. 15, check POSTED videos each month for the secret word and enter the word into a form on the POSTED page. A drawing will be held on the last day of the month and each month’s winner also has a chance to triple the prize amount at the 2019 Cattle Raisers Convention in Fort Worth! More details and contest rules will be available on thecattlemanbuyersguide.com/POSTED.

Oct 12, 2018 Read more...