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This section carries the latest in industry news from our cattle associations, government agencies, and other sources as it pertains to the cattle industry and livestock industry as a whole. If it is news that relates to the beef cow or ranches in Texas and other states, then you will find it at southernlivestock.com.

FSA disaster relief available for livestock deaths in winter storm

published: February 26th 2021 by: Don Stotts source: Oklahoma State University Ag Communications Service

Producers who suffered livestock deaths during the recent winter storm may be eligible for federal disaster assistance. The Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP), available through the U.S. Agriculture Department’s Farm Service Agency, compensates commercial livestock owners for losses in excess of normal mortality caused by adverse weather....

Virtual academy prepares horse industry jduges

published: February 25th 2021 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

A unique opportunity for future horse judges to learn from anywhere will begin March 8 with the Virtual Horse Judging Academy being offered by Texas A&M AgriLife. Utilizing a virtual reality headset to present a lifelike experience, participants will step into the virtual horse judging ring during this immersive 12-week experience, said Jennifer Zoller, Ph....

Future uncertain for Texas citrus, other fruit/vegetable production

published: February 24th 2021 by: Paul Schattenberg source: Texas AgriLife Today

Early estimates from three top South Texas citrus-producing counties indicate the state will suffer significant citrus crop losses due to the recent ice storm and freezing weather.Initial estimates from Texas Citrus Mutual based on crop loss information provided by Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy counties have put total citrus industry losses at no less than $300 million....

San Antonio All Breed Bull and Commercial Female Sale Online event only on Feb. 24th

published: February 23rd 2021 source: Southern Livestock Standard

The 30th Annual San Antonio All Breed Bull and Commercial Female Sale has been postponed until Wednesday, Feb. 24th and will be conducted as an online video only sale, starting at 10 a.m. on DVAuction....

Beef industry to largely weather the effects of mid-February snowstorms

published: February 22nd 2021 by: Don Stotts source: Oklahoma State University Ag Communications Service

At this time, consumers are not likely to experience any sudden spike in beef prices brought on by mid-February snowstorms. The beef industry itself will be weathering the consequences, said Oklahoma State University experts....

Arctic conditions deliver frigid blow to Texas agriculture

published: February 19th 2021 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

Arctic weather conditions that blanketed the state with snow, ice and frigid temperatures is damaging Texas agriculture crops in a historic way, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts....

San Antonio All Breed Bull and Commercial Female Sale moves to Feb. 24th

published: February 19th 2021

The 30th Annual San Antonio All Breed Bull and Commercial Female Sale has been postponed until Wednesday, Feb. 24th and will be conducted as an online video only sale, starting at 10 a.m. on DVauction....

Industry Feedyard Audit tool now available

published: February 19th 2021

Denver-The National Cattlemen’s Beef Associa-tion (NCBA) announces the release of a comprehensive industry feedyard audit tool. The Cattle Industry Feedyard Audit will serve as a standardized audit tool based on the sound science and common sense established in the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program....

CAB launches #RestaurantChallenge

published: February 19th 2021 by: Nicole Erceg

Win gift cards, help your favorite spots survive As the 2012 drought was to the cattleman, this pandemic has been to the restaurateur.     The foodservice sector is one of the main demand drivers for U....

Houston cancels rodeo

published: February 19th 2021

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR) announced the cancellation of the RODEOHOUSTON® competitions, concerts and entertainment, carnival, and other attractions and activities, which were recently rescheduled for May 4 – 23, 2021, due to the ongoing health situation on Feb....

How Valuabull?

published: February 19th 2021 by: Aaron Berger source: Nebraska Extension

The spring bull sale season is underway.  Catalogs are being studied, EPDs and individual animal performance numbers are being compared, and choices are being made as to which bulls will be the next herd sires....

Livestock owners encouraged to be aware of potentially toxic plants

published: February 19th 2021 by: Mallory Pfeifer source: Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory

Spring is getting closer and summer is not far behind. As the seasons change, it’s important to be aware of the different plants growing in your surroundings and their potential toxic effects on cattle and horses....

Kansas cattleman and veteran Jerry Bohn becomes new NCBA president

published: February 19th 2021

Denver -- The National Cattlemen’s Beef Associa-tion (NCBA) concluded its virtual Winter Business Meeting with the election of Jerry Bohn, a cattle producer from Wichita, Kan-sas, as NCBA president....

Turn outliers into a profit opportunity, not a loss equation

published: February 19th 2021 by: J.P. Pollreisz, DVM source: Zoetis

No one wants sick cattle. From well-being concerns to unexpected costs, it can be a lose-lose situation. But when cattle do get sick, intentionally managing bovine respiratory disease (BRD) chronics and other outliers can help you improve animal well-being and stop economic losses you might not even know exist....

Texas Simmental/Simbrah Association to host Southern Showcase

published: February 19th 2021 source: American Simbrah Breeders

The Texas Simmental/ Simbrah Association (TS SA) is planning the Southern Showcase for April that would in essence replace the open events in San Antonio and Houston.     “Our plan is to hold a wide range of events April 8-11 at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Brenham, Texas....

Sponsors needed for Simbrah Southern Showcase

published: February 19th 2021 source: American Simbrah Breeders

Sponsors are needed in order for the Southern Showcase to be held. There are a number of different levels of sponsorship. Please visit texassimmental/simbrah.com to see more information on sponsorships and how to contribute....

RGVBIA Online Sale

published: February 19th 2021 source: American Simbrah Breeders

The Rio Grande Valley Beef Improvement Asso-ciation is planning an online sale March 20-23 on www.cattleinmotion.com. A number of Simbrah bulls will sell whch are some of the high grading bulls coming off the recent test....

Alamo City Online Sale scheduled

published: February 19th 2021 source: American Simbrah Breeders

The Alamo City group has announced that their spring sale will be held March 22-23rd. The sale will be online through www.cattleinmotion.com. For additional information contact Roy Baring at 210/867-6650....

New members elected to American Simbrah Association Board of Trustees

published: February 19th 2021 source: American Simbrah Breeders

Six newcomers have won election to the American Simmental As-sociation Board of Trus-tees: Brandon Callis, Min-co, Oklahoma; Tim Clark, Turtle Lake, North Da-kota; Chad Cook, Walsh, Colorado; Victor Guerra, Linn, Texas; Chris Ivie, Summertown, Tennessee; and Doug Parke, Paris, Kentucky....

Rio Grande Valley plans to host junior shows

published: February 19th 2021 source: American Simbrah Breeders

The Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show is scheduled for March and will include junior Simbrah events. For more information, deadlines and schedule visit rgvls.com for the latest on scheduling. ***

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