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Keep feed costs in check during drought

With drought conditions firmly entrenched in much of the Southern Plains, the region’s cow/calf producers might want to consider using the limit-feeding method to keep their cows fed, while also keeping feed costs in check, according to one livestock expert. -DTN/Progressive Farmer Read
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Putting the smack-down on flies

According to Dr. Gregg Hanzlicek, director of the production animal field investigations unit of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Kansas State University, fly control isn’t just about managing parasite populations. He says it has a real financial impact on producers’ bottom lines making it an issue of dollars and cents. In a recent interview, he explained how producers can approach this problem that costs ranchers industry-wide a billion dollars annually on their own operation. Listen to Hanzlicek and Ron Hays, Oklahoma Farm Report, discuss the importance of fly control this summer and the negative impact it can have on your operation if left unmanaged, on a recent Beef Buzz podcast. Read more…

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Beef Loving Texans: Beef and vegetable fried rice

Make a one-skillet fried rice with tasty beef. Read
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Two indicted for pharmaceutical theft

TSCRA Special Rangers have announced the indictment of John Russell Baird, 44, of Amarillo, and Israel Tapia, 41, of Muleshoe, on felony theft charges. The indictments and arrest are the result of an investigation led by TSCRA Special Ranger Dean Bohannon into the theft of bottles of animal medicine from a feedyard. Read more…

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Cattle Raisers Trading Co. Showcase: Vintage print t-shirts

Re-stock alert! Showcase your TSCRA pride by sporting our classic Posted shirt or our stylish ladies baseball shirt. Both are soft to the touch and have a vintage print. Read more…

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Livestock Wx for the week of June 13, 2018: Record hot May

SPONSORED CONTENT Livestock Wx gives TSCRA members exclusive information on the records set by May high temperatures and what we could see in July. Read more…

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Hours of Service legislation updates

The Modernizing Agricultural Transportation Act was introduced in the Senate by Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) The bill would establish a working group at the Department of Transportation to identify obstacles facing livestock haulers and develop guidelines for regulatory or legislative action to improve livestock transportation. Enforcement of the electronic logging device rule would be delayed until the working group outcomes are formally proposed by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association released a statement in regard to the introduction of the act Tuesday. Read more…

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Calf castration considerations

The choice of castration time and method is the preference of the operator, age and weight of the calf, and the time of year performing the procedure. However, in all techniques, it is important to sanitize the hands and castration instruments between each calf to prevent the spread and/or introduction of disease. -Drovers CattleNetwork Read more…

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Texas crop and weather report for June 12, 2018

Conditions have been ideal for cantaloupe and watermelon growers as the Fourth of July nears, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Dry, sunny days around most of the state’s production areas created ideal conditions for cantaloupes and watermelons to grow relatively free of disease. Cantaloupes and watermelons are typically enjoyed in the heat of the summer. Sales start as summer opens and then typically tail off by the end of August. Read more…

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Meet the TSCRA summer interns

TSCRA has welcomed two interns helping out this summer at the offices in Fort Worth. Jaiden Moreland, left, is pursuing a degree in agricultural communications at Texas Tech University, and Emily Albert has a degree in animal science-agricultural communications from Oklahoma State University. If you see them at events this summer, say hello!

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