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Farm and Ranch News September 21, 2010  RSS feed
Texas crops, weather
Hermine’s rain helps most crops, hurts some cotton
      COLLEGE STATION -- Rains from tropical storm Hermine a week ago greened up pastures and rangeland, and provided soil moisture for fall planting through many parts of the state, according to Texas AgriLife Extension Service personnel.  
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Leon County Youth Board plans College and Career Fair
      The Texas Agrilife Extension Service Youth Board in Leon County met on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 for the first time this year. The purpose of the newly established Leon County Youth Board is to provide direction in the area of Youth Programming Issues for Texas Agrilife Extension Service in Leon County. 
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Cotton Status Varies Widely
     Cotton status varied widely across the state. In some areas, bolls were just beginning to open.
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Win a $200 cash prize
Leon County Youth Livestock Show is looking for help
      The Leon County Youth Livestock Show is looking for a few good men, women or kids. The committee is having a logo contest that is open to all who wish to participate with the grand prize being a $200 cash prize. The purpose of the contest is to encourage anyone with art ability and imagination to come up with a logo for the Leon County Youth Livestock Association. 
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Hay samples now being accepted for 2010 show
      Hay Samples are being accepted for the 2010 Leon County Hay Show. The Annual Leon County Hay Show will be held on Monday, October 18, 2010 at the Buffalo Civic Center. The deadline for submitting samples is Thursday, September 23, 2010. For more information please contact the Texas Agrilife Extension Service at 903.536.2531or at leon-tx@ tamu.edu  
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2011 EQIP local work group meeting open to public participation
      The Bedias Creek Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) invite you to participate in the Local Work Group (LWG) meeting concerning the 2011 Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) for Leon County.  
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TDA Market Recap September 13, 2010
     AUSTIN – (Sept. 13, 2010) For the week ending Sept. 11, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were mostly steady to $5 lower per hundredweight, but remain well above where they were this time last year. Concerns about future feed grain prices added to seasonal declines. Fed cattle were higher in spite of lower wholesale beef prices.
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Buffalo Livestock Report
     Sale Date: 9-18-10 Head Count: 1728 Last Week: 2382 Sellers: 243 Buyers: 66 Cutter Cows......................45-57 Fat Cows ..........................42-58 Canner Cows..................
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Brazos Valley Livestock Report
     Date of Sale: 9-14-10 Total Receipts: 1258 Previous Week: 1118 Total Sellers: 174 Total Buyers: 75 Feeder Steers- Med/Large #1 200-300 ......................... 140-169 300-400 ......................... 120-157 400-500 .........................
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Anderson Co. Livestock Report
     Date of Sale: 9-15-10 Head Count: 821 Buyers: 46 Sellers: 89 Steers/Bull Calves & Yearlings 200-300 ......................
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Groesbeck Livestock Report
     Date of Sale: 9-16-10 Head Count: 1517 Cut/Boner.....................56-59.50 Canner Cow......................48-53 Breaker Utility Com Cow.............54-58 Thin Cows.........................38-44 Bulls Yield Grade 1&2..............68-71 Bulls Yield Grade 3&4.....65-68 Stocker Cows Young Bred Cows...
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East Texas Livestock Report
     Date: 9-14-10 Volume: 2524 Tested: 336 Sellers: 257 Total Buyers: 70 Packer Buyers: 5 Order Buyers: 14 Cattle Companies: 32 Feeder Orders: 243 Slaughter Cows Canners ..........
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