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Texas Tales

published: September 5th 2014 by: Mike Cox

Old-timers around Elk-hart call it the Brush Arbor. “It’s a stretch of country nobody lived in,” is the way retired railroad man James A. “Toodler” Rials put it.  Unoccupied land, especially when the trees stand tall and thick and only thin light filters through, tends to attract spooky legends like hen houses do chicken snakes....

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D.C. News...

published: September 5th 2014 by: By National Cattlemen’s Beef Associati

EPA finally hands over maps detailing the extent of their WOTUS proposal WASHINGTON - The House Committee on Sci-ence, Space, and Techno-logy released maps of waters and wetlands the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has to-date refrained from making pu-blic....

Industry News

IBBA launches Brangus Built commercial program

published: September 5th 2014 source: IBBA

   SAN ANTONIO, TX- The International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) has launched the Brangus Built commercial program, which is designed to help producers identify and garner the added value associated with the Bran-gus influence of their commercial replacements....

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Executive Director’s Report...

published: September 5th 2014 by: Bill Hyman source: ICA of Texas

Cattle Drive 2014 will be starting in September and with the Texas Le-gislative Session set for January, 2015, ICA is going to need your help. With quite a few new House and Senate members, it is going to be quite a task educating these new folks about what we need and don’t need in the country....

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Central Texas ICA All Breed Bull & Female Sale set for October 24

published: September 5th 2014 source: ICA of Texas

Lockhart, Texas – The Independent Cattlemen's Association of Texas (ICA) announced today that the Central Texas ICA All Breed Bull & Female Sale is set for October 24, 2014. The sale will be held in Gonzales at the J....

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President’s Address

published: September 5th 2014 by: Paul Looney source: ICA of Texas

The following information was presented to us at the Cattlemen’s Beef Board meeting on August 2 in Denver.  All producers should be aware of the direction the industry is proceeding. Chuck Kiker, Beau-mont, Texas, wrote the following article and I re-quested his permission to use it....

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Chapter Happenings Around The Lone Star State

published: September 5th 2014 source: ICA of Texas

Chapter Happenings Colorado Valley ICA By Les Mallory Starting early October, CVICA directors will be-gin the process of contacting new and prior sponsors of the county maps for 2015. This is the one item that the chapter undertakes annually to raise monies for the scholarship program....

Industry News

Ranchers weigh options on replacement heifers amid historic high prices

published: September 5th 2014

COLLEGE STATION – When it comes to replacement heifers in beef cattle operations, producers are faced with a dilemma: Raise them, buy them or sell them and “take the money and run,” said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist....

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Brinks Brangus at Westall Ranches purchases 101 Ranch Brangus cows

published: September 5th 2014

In his continued effort to build upon the history of the legendary Brinks Bran-gus herd, Ray Westall, owner of Brinks Brangus at Westall Ranches, has an-nounced the purchase of 250 registered Brangus females from 101 Ranch at Palo Pinto, Texas....

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Sympathies extended to Deason family...

published: September 5th 2014

Ben Davis Deason, 81, of Stockdale, Texas, passed away Saturday, August 16, 2014, in Seguin. He was born January 18, 1933, to Ray Horace Deason and Grace Mae Ratcliff.  Ben worked for the United States Postal Service for 29 years, of which 25 years he was the postmaster in Stockdale....

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Cattle producers can add revenue through cost-effective calf management

published: September 5th 2014

CORPUS CHRISTI – A new Farm Assistance study conducted by specialists with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service reveals cattle producers can add significant net cash farm income to their operations on top of already high cattle prices by implementing cost-effective calf management practices....

Industry News

HOTSSA Fall Fest Sale changes format

published: September 5th 2014 source: Texas Simmental/Simbrah Association

The Heart of Texas Simmental/Simbrah Asso-ciation will host their annual sale on September 18-20th, but it will be an online sale. It will be carried on DVAuction.com. The sale will run from 8:00 a.m....

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Buxkemper attends genetic conference

published: September 5th 2014 source: Texas Simmental/Simbrah Association

Geneticists from around the world converged on Vancouver, British Colum-bia in August for the tenth World Congress on Gene-ic Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP). The conference is an opportunity for geneticists working in various species (including humans) to exchange information on the latest technology in quantitative and molecular genetics....

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La Muneca to host 27th Annual Jr. Round Up

published: September 5th 2014 source: Texas Simmental/Simbrah Association

“On Saturday, October 4th, starting at 9:00 a.m., La Muneca Cattle Co (LMC). will proudly be hosting our 27th Annual Jr. Round Up & LMC Futurity.  This is a fun-filled, educational, fa-mily oriented event that anyone interested in is invited to attend....

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TJSSA Directors hold annual director camp

published: September 5th 2014 source: Texas Simmental/Simbrah Association

The Texas Junior Sim-mental/Simbrah Associa-tion (TJSSA) Board of Directors held their annual director camp on August 1-3 at Tom Brothers Ranch in Campbellton, Texas. The weekend started with a fun day in San Antonio at Monster Mini Golf and then to the Young Chef's Academy for an iron chef competition....

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Smith Farms to endow scholarship to the TJSSA Educational Trust

published: September 5th 2014 source: Texas Simmental/Simbrah Association

Smith Farms, Ronnie and Susan Smith, of Denton, Texas will join other generous donors endowing a scholarship to the Texas Junior Simmen-tal/Simbrah Association (TJSSA)  Educational Trust. Since the scholarship program’s inception, over $100,000 has been awarded to junior members in the TJSSA....

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Tell your Simgenetic story

published: September 5th 2014

TSSA wants to promote our members by sharing your Simgenetic operation with the readers of the TSSA News that is published annually each month in Southern Livestock Standard. Visit the website, www.texassimmentalsimbrah....

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Texas Simmental/Simbrah Assn. Director positions open

published: September 5th 2014 source: Texas Simmental/Simbrah Association

There are a limited number of open director positions for the TSSA.  If you are interested, please contact David Berry, president at 903/848-0470  or dberry@hiddenoakscattle.com.

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Recapping Junior Nationals

published: September 5th 2014 by: Shea Mackey source: Texas Simmental/Simbrah Association

Another successful year at the American Junior Simmental Association (AJSA) National Classic is in the books for the Texas Junior Simmental/Simbrah Association. Over 20 Texas juniors traveled to Louis-ville, Kentucky for the 2014 Classic....

Industry News

Eng symposium to explore innovative practices in cow-calf systems

published: September 5th 2014

SAN ANTONIO – Ex-ploring expansion of cattle herds will be discussed at the 2014 Kenneth and Caroline McDonald Eng Foundation Symposium, scheduled September 18-19 at the Embassy Suites River-walk, 125 E....

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