Cow/Calf Corner: Fall forage conditions and cattle production; Reducing the risk of calf scours (Part 2)
In the Sept. 1 issue of Cow/Calf Corner, a newsletter from the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Derrell Peel discusses the fall forage situation and how it will affect cattle production; and Glenn Selk talks calf scours in this follow-up to last week.
More than 300 attended ranch gatherings in Kaufman and Center this week. During each event, attendees enjoyed a great beef meal and updates on legislative issues and local law enforcement activities.
USDA Texas Farm Service Agency (FSA) invites livestock producers to attend a meeting to discuss the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) which compensates eligible producers for grazing losses due to qualifying drought retroactive to 2011. The meeting is on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Producers Cooperative in Bryan. The workshop will focus specifically on programs of interest to livestock producers, as well as touch on other farm bill programs. The workshop is free and open to the general public.
Most folks don’t usually look forward to Mondays, but Texas dove hunters will be making an exception this year. The traditional September 1 dove season opening day in the North and Central Zones falls on Labor Day Monday. Dove hunting this season should be good, according to wildlife biologists with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, as both mourning and white-winged dove populations are seeing an increase over last year.
U.S. farm income is expected to fall 14 percent in 2014, to its lowest level in four years, as expectations for record corn and soybean crops have pushed commodity prices to their lowest in several years, the Agriculture Department said this week.The USDA said net farm income is forecast to be $113 billion in 2014, […]
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated El Paso and Kleberg counties in Texas as primary natural disaster areas due to the recent drought. Farmers and ranchers in Brooks, Hudspeth, Jim Wells, Kenedy and Nueces counties in Texas, as well as I Dona Ana and Otero Counties in New Mexico, also qualify for natural disaster assistance because their counties are contiguous.
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has published a new resource for landowners and managers, “Riparian Restoration on Farms and Ranches in Texas.” The new publication can be downloaded for free or purchased at $3 per hard copy through the AgriLife Bookstore. Read more at the Texas Water Resources Institute newsletter Conservation Matters…
A new Farm Assistance study conducted by specialists with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service reveals cattle producers can add significant net cash farm income to their operations on top of already high cattle prices by implementing cost-effective calf management practices. As prices for calves continue to reach historic levels, beef cattle producers could see increased revenue by implementing blackleg vaccinations, castrations and implants, as well as deworming. However, many ranchers do not elect to do so and could be missing significant additions to revenue
TSCRA Special Ranger John Cummings, District 5, eastern Oklahoma, reports the Aug. 8 theft of a John Deere model 4500 tractor and a Rhino box blade from an Inola, Okla., property, in Rogers County. The tractor has a front-end loader, is green and yellow, with duct tape on the seat and rubber latches holding the […]