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Cow-Calf Corner: Herd rebuilding will be a slow process; The “positive associative effect” of high protein supplements

In the July 28 issue of Cow-Calf Corner, a newsletter from the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Derrell Peel talks timing in the herd rebuilding process and Glenn Selk discusses the positive effects of high protein supplements on the cow gut.

Jul 28, 2014 Read more...

Ranch gathering held in Rosenberg July 22

About 200 ranchers, landowners and guests joined TSCRA and the Fort Bend County AgriLife Extension Office for a ranch gathering in Rosenberg on Tuesday.

Jul 25, 2014 Read more...

US meat, seafood prices rising on drought and disease: USDA

Overall U.S. food inflation will remain near the historic norm in 2014, even as prices for meat and seafood are pushed higher by disease and widespread drought, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Friday. Prices for shelf-stable and processed items made by companies such as General Mills and Kraft Foods Group are relatively flat.  […]

Jul 25, 2014 Read more...

Cattleman testifies on the changing face of small business

Small businesses are the lifeblood of rural America, but for those in the cattle industry, governing statues and regulations have not evolved alongside the changing business models. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s witness Ken Keesaman, a Missouri cattleman, addressed these concerns Thursday at the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade hearing.

Jul 24, 2014 Read more...

Heat danger persists through Friday

Livestock producers across the central United States will need to contend with at least a couple more days of dangerous heat and humidity. The latest Cattle Heat Stress Forecast maps from the USDA and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration shows heat and humidity index levels in the “emergency” range on Thursday, July 25 and Friday, July […]

Jul 24, 2014 Read more...

James Herring to receive National Golden Spur Award

James E. Herring, Amarillo, has been selected to receive the prestigious National Golden Spur Award for 2014. Herring will receive the award on Sept. 20, 2014, at the National Ranching Heritage Center on the Texas Tech University campus. The award recognizes an individual who has provided outstanding contributions to the nation’s ranching and livestock industry. Herring, chairman and CEO of Friona Industries, is the 37th Golden Spur recipient.

Jul 24, 2014 Read more...

It's what's for dinner: Beef, wild rice and mushroom bake

This tasty dish has simple ingredients and is easy to make. Read more at beefitswhatsfordinner.com…

Jul 24, 2014 Read more...

USDA authorizes emergency haying of CRP acres for additional Texas counties

USDA Texas Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Judith A. Canales has announced that Dickens and Kent County are authorized for emergency haying use of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres for fiscal year (FY) 2014. FSA’s fiscal year runs from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30.

Jul 23, 2014 Read more...

China meat scandal hits Starbucks, Burger King

A suspect meat scandal in China engulfed Starbucks and Burger King on Tuesday and spread to Japan where McDonald’s said the Chinese supplier accused of selling expired beef and chicken had provided 20 percent of the meat for its chicken nuggets. Chinese authorities expanded their investigation of the meat supplier, Shanghai company Husi Food Co., […]

Jul 23, 2014 Read more...

Record cattle prices create opportunities to increase profit margins

Record cattle prices are creating opportunities for producers to increase revenue and several of these strategies will be discussed at the 60th Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course scheduled Aug. 4-6 on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station.

Jul 23, 2014 Read more...