Mac Shadix

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Tips, Touts, Kudos, and Keto

The call of the wild Many of us have a place in our hearts for wilderness. We want indoor plumbing and our cell phones to work, but we are drawn back to our recent place in nature if only for brief moments or in our dreams. We may not want wolves in our pastures or bears in our pig pens, […]

BRADY BRIEFING: Our Country Needs Unity, Not Divisiveness

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THE WOODLANDS, TX – The attacks on the U.S. Capitol this month were devastating. And make no mistake – they were attacks. While I fully support the First Amendment and every American’s right to protest peacefully, these violent actions were unacceptable and un-American, and I implore all to remember that violence overshadows the message of justice. We as a nation […]

Michael Allen “Mike” Gaskin

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Funeral services for Mike Gaskin, age 67, were held 10 A.M., Friday, January 22, 2021 at Walters’ Buffalo Funeral Home in Buffalo, Texas. Pastor Jack Smith officiated the service. Daughter in-law, Kasey Wood, presented the eulogy. Interment followed at Brushy Cemetery, located in the Flo Community of Leon County. Michael Allen “Mike” Gaskin was born in Teague, Texas on November […]

Ronald Wayne Shores

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Ronald Wayne Shores, of Centerville, Texas, perished in a tragic tractor accident while working at home on January 15, 2021. He was born September 19, 1962 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was fifty-eight years young at the time of death. Ronnie grew up in Pasadena, Texas and started his first flooring business there called ‘Bare Wood Floors’. In the later […]

Lawrence Evert Taylor

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Lawrence Evert Taylor, age 77, died peacefully at his home on January 17, 2021. Lawrence was born on January 23, 1943 in Muskogee, Oklahoma to Pleas Everett Taylor and Laura Alice Taylor. Lawrence retired from Leon County after a successful career. Lawrence was happily married to Linda Taylor for forty-five years. Lawrence is preceded in death by both of his […]

Leon County Sheriff’s Report

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01/13/21 At 12:14 AM, Deputy Lucero Lechuga was dispatched to Manning St. in Oakwood, in reference to an unattended death. A report was made of the incident. At 8:45 AM, Deputy William Sullivan was dispatched to CR 212 in Buffalo, in reference to a welfare concern. The subject was located by the reporting party at another location and the call […]

Tracking transboundary and emerging diseases

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Transboundary and emerging diseases are constant threats to the livestock industry. Even as biosafety measures have evolved, there is always the lingering threat of highly contagious or newly discovered diseases impacting animal health. Through a newly funded project, researchers from Cornell University’s Animal Health Diagnostic Center, AHDC, and the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, TVMDL, aim to mitigate risks […]

Buffalo Livestock Report

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Sale Date: 1-23-21 Head Count: 711 Last Sale: 996 Sellers: 128 Buyers: 50 Cutter Cows………………….45-61 Fat Cows………………………42-60 Canner Cows…………………15-45 Slaughter Bulls Steady/Down Heavy Bulls………………..70-89 Light Bulls………………….55-88 Cow/Calf Pairs & Bred Cows Choice Pairs…………………………….N/T Good Pairs……………..1050-1350 Plain Pairs……………….750-1000 Bred Cows 3-6 Yr Old………..750-1325 Steer/Bull Calves & Yearlings Some plainer, hard to place calves below these figures. 150-200 lbs……………….120-200 200-300 lbs……………….125-207 300-400 […]

Brazos Valley Livestock Report

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Date of Sale: 1-19-21 Total Receipts: 1036 Total Sellers: 160 Total Buyers: 42 Feeder Steers- Med/Large #1 200-300…………………….. 190-205 300-400…………………….. 180-200 400-500…………………….. 160-186 500-600…………………….. 140-161 600-700…………………….. 126-135 700-800…………………….. 118-123 Med/Large #1-2’s 200-300…………………….. 170-180 300-400…………………….. 165-175 400-500…………………….. 150-158 500-600…………………….. 130-138 600-700…………………….. 118-125 Feeder Heifers – Med/Large #1 200-300…………………….. 150-160 300-400…………………….. 145-157 400-500…………………….. 135-150 500-600…………………….. 120-135 600-700…………………….. 110-119 700-800………………………. 97-109 Feeder Heifers […]

East Texas Livestock Report

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Date: 1-19-21 Volume: 1849 Sellers: 231 Total Buyers: — Packer Buyers: 58 Feeder Orders: 18 Slaughter Cows Canners…………………… 40-48.00 Boning/Utility………….. 49-57.00 Cutters…………………….. 58-63.00 Slaughter Bulls……………. 77-89 Bred Cows……………… 740-1300 Cow/Calf Pairs…………NO TEST Feeder Steers/Bulls Large Frame #1’s 150-200…………………..1.75-2.40 205-300…………………..1.57-2.30 305-400…………………..1.41-2.10 405-500…………………..1.38-1.82 505-600…………………..1.25-1.66 605-800…………………..1.18-1.39 Feeder Heifers – Large Frame#1 110-200…………………..1.35-2.35 205-300…………………..1.28-1.94 305-400…………………..1.24-1.90 405-500…………………..1.21-1.74 505-600…………………..1.16-1.54 605-800…………………..1.09-1.27 Compared to last week: With no […]