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Farm and Ranch News January 15, 2013  RSS feed
Guar, alternative crops discussed at Texas Plant Protection Conference
     BRYAN – Alternative crops can provide diversification to a farmer’s portfolio, particularly crops that can withstand the drought conditions Texas has experienced the past decade.  Dr. Travis Miller, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist, discussed alternative crops recently at the Texas Plant Protection Association Conference in Bryan. 
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TDA Market Recap January 4, 2013
     For the week ending Jan. 4, 2013, feeder cattle prices reported by Texas auctions were mostly steady to $4 higher per hundredweight (cwt) compared to pre-holiday sales. Texas direct feeder cattle sales were firm to $1 higher. The Oklahoma City National Stockyards were closed last week for the New Year’s holiday. Fed cattle cash prices were $1 higher per cwt and beef prices were higher. 
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