Today’s Texas rancher not only faces the challenges of a lingering drought but must still battle the age-old problem of cattle rustling — a problem that has plagued the industry for more than a century.
A herd of cattle caused a traffic mess in Mesquite early Thursday morning. Officials said that as many as 70 cows broke through a fence and got onto the highway.
The game’s all-time strikeout king is also a longtime Texas rancher and has compiled dozens of his favorite recipes for “The Nolan Ryan Beef Cookbook.”
Oil has lived in harmony with farmland and cattle across Texas, a symbiosis nurtured for generations and built on an honor code that allowed agriculture to thrive while oil was extracted.
Cattle rangers are looking for clues to who shot and killed three calves found dead alongside a rural East Texas farm road.
Anthrax has killed more than 100 animals on ranches in Texas and Colorado within the past two weeks, and experts say the risk of infection may be greater with drought covering much of the United States.
In Texas, a rancher is breeding cattle with genes that trace to animals from Africa and India, where their ancestors developed tolerance to heat and drought.
A mysterious mass death of cattle has prompted a federal investigation in Texas. Preliminary test results are blaming the deaths on the grass the cows were eating when they got sick.
A major North Texas highway was shut down Thursday morning after a truck carrying 89 head of cattle flipped over. The accident sent dazed and confused animals onto the freeway.
Texas agriculture officials will travel the state in coming months to help ranchers wanting to rebuild their herds after the heavy selloffs in the driest year on record.
Ranchers who battled drought in the summer and hay thieves in the fall are now fending off criminals targeting any cattle that are left.
Consumers should expect higher beef prices for the next two years due to the smallest cattle herd in 60 years. It is unclear if costs will drop later.
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