Cattle Ranching

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2014

    Law Calls BS on Allegedly Stolen Bull

    Back in the day, cattle thieving was one of the things you could be hanged for without much in the way of a trial. Things have changed, but cattle are still a serious business in the Lone Star State. Pro tip: When you're going to steal someone's bull, you'd best make sure said bull doesn't belong ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Ever Wanted to Go Vegetarian? Now's the Time as Beef, Pork Prices Soar

    Thanks to a drought across much of the major cattle-ranching states and a deadly pig virus, we may soon be doing what those pesky Chick-fil-A cows are always encouraging on the billboards: "Eat mor chikin." Or veggies. Or tofu. The United States Department of Agriculture reports that beef prices ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2013

    Texas Cattle Ranchers Face a Trifecta of Worrying Issues, Which Means Higher Beef Prices in 2013

    This year will mark the 136th time the Cattle Raisers Convention has met, but it's in a climate that these cattlemen haven't battled for a long time. More than 2,500 ranchers and landowners are convening in Fort Worth this March to discuss a trifecta of issues that won't easily be solved. Ranchers ... More >>

  • Film

    December 20, 2012

    Modern Prematurity

    Seth Rogan takes his Centrum Silver in Guilt Trip

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    USDA's Meatless Monday "A Slap in the Face!" Texas Ag Comish Says

    In a blog post today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples says the U.S. Department of Agriculture's call for Meatless Mondays as part of a green environmental effort is a gross betrayal of everything the federal government should stand for. He calls for the firing of whomever came up with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Cattle Prices Doubling, While Experts Predict the Beef Industry May Need 5 Years to Recover

    The bustling East Texas cattle auction that the Washington Post recently featured in an article about cattle prices couldn't have been more different from the near-empty auction that I attended last fall, during the worst of the 2011 drought. "Since we've gotten rain and everything, the price has r ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 19, 2012

    Meat Market

    You'll probably be paying more for your rib eyes and Whoppers thanks to the great Texas drought of 2011.

  • Dining

    January 19, 2012

    Meat Market: Sorry State

    Slim pickings at an East Texas cattle auction point to a grim future for the industry.

  • Calendar

    March 18, 2010

    Before there were cowboys, there were ...

    "Vaqueros y Rancheros" Exhibit hosted by Casa Ramirez

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    Beef and Barley Soup with Bovril

    Beef soup always tastes better with a dash of Bovril liquid beef bouillon added. So do beef stews and beef gravies. Legend has it that Bovril was invented because Napolean III needed to feed his army during the war with Prussia. So he ordered an enormous quantity of canned beef from a Scotsman named ... More >>

  • News

    December 29, 2005

    A Cut Above

    The future of the best beef in America may depend on a herd in East Texas

  • Dining

    January 8, 2004

    Bring On the Bovine

    Beef-mad Houstonians keep eating steaks

  • Dining

    October 4, 2001

    American Kobe

    Lynn's Steakhouse proves a few restaurants still serve up USDA Prime

  • Dining

    August 2, 2001

    A Matter of Fat

    The U.S. beef industry's lower standards have led to an increase in chop houses

  • News

    February 12, 1998

    Oprah Does Amarillo

    It's the Queen of Talk versus the Meat Men, and outside the courtroom, master media manipulator Winfrey is already the clear winner.