Industry News

King Ranch®, Inc. announces strategic investment into Cobalt Cattle

HOUSTON - April 9, 2024 - King Ranch, Inc. announced today that it has acquired a 50% stake in Cobalt Cattle, the nation's fourth-largest cattle feeding operation with six feedyards in Colorado, Kansas and Texas. "We are excited about this opportunity and what it means for King Ranch's long-term commitment ...

South Texas Beef and Forage Field Day set for May 8 in Beeville

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host the South Texas Beef and Forage Field Day on May 8 in Beeville. The field day will be held from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Twisted Ranch Events and Design, 3360 U.S. Highway 59, and at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Station at Beeville, ...

Protecting farms and ranches from wildfires

Wildfires affect America’s farms and ranches, damaging and destroying homes, barns, agriculture production facilities, crops and livestock. Much of this damage can be avoided, or at least minimized, if a few precautions are taken to minimize the risk and spread of wildfires. Before Precautions should be taken long before a fire ...

Active market and quality cattle offering combined for successful San Antonio All Breeds Bull and Commercial Female Sale

The 33rd Annual San Antonio All Breed Bull and Commercial Female Sale hosted another large crowd thatwitnessed a very active market as producers began to build back their herds with a quality offering of cattle. This year’s event was held on February 13th & 14th in conjunction with the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo and sold 54 bulls and 493 females to gross $1,870,250 and average $3,419. The 54 bulls, representing 10 breeds, brought a gross of $327,000 for an average of $6,056, while 493 femalessold for a total of $1,543,250 for an average of $3,130. Of the females, 229 open heifers sold for an average of $2,634; 75 bred heifers sold for an average of ...

Founder of Buc-ee’s named Grand Marshal of Downtown Rodeo Parade

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is excited to announce that Buc-ee’s founder and CEO, Arch “Beaver” Aplin III, will help kick off the 2024 rodeo by serving as grand marshal of the Downtown Rodeo Parade. A tradition since 1938, the annual parade celebrates Western Heritage and marks the beginning ...

CattleFax forecasts continued producer profitability with herd expansion on the horizon

ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 2, 2024) –The popular CattleFax Outlook Seminar, held as part of the 2024 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in Orlando, Florida, shared expert market and weather analysis today.  The smallest beef cow inventory in the last 50 years, coupled with historically strong demand, led to the ...

RODEOHOUSTON® announces inaugural Hall of Fame honorees

The Houston Livestock Show and RodeoTM announced today the RODEOHOUSTON Hall of Fame and the inaugural class of 2024. A total of three individuals will be inducted during the RODEOHOUSTON finals on Sunday, March 17, 2024. The 2024 inductees are Mike Cervi, Charmayne James and Bob Tallman. “We are thrilled to ...

Agricultural economics report

Despite recession warnings and adverse precursors in 2022, the United States economy performed better than predicted in 2023. Purdue University Department of Agricultural Economics experts annually provide insights into the national economy, trade, policy, and food prices for the year. These findings were recently published in the Purdue Agricultural Economics ...

Generation Next: Our Turn to Ranch online course now registering

The Generation Next: Our Turn to Ranch 12-week online course is open for registration. The program, offered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, takes place Jan. 29-April 21. The course fee is $300, and online registration is required at https://tx.ag/GenNext. The course includes expert instruction on everything from starting a new ...

2024 Cattle Raisers Convention & Expo registration now open

Fort Worth, Texas (Dec. 29, 2023) - Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association announced registration for the 2024 Cattle Raisers Convention & Expo taking place March 22-24, 2024 in downtown Fort Worth opened Jan. 1. The three-day event is expected to draw more than 4,000 cattle raisers from around the ...