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Herd Health

Reducing Cattle Heat Stress

published: June 5th 2014 by: Deke Alkire source: Noble Foundation

Cattle will naturally seek shade when the temperature and humidity rise. In many parts of the U.S., shade is a necessity for grazing animals to maintain optimal performance. Heat stress can greatly impact cattle performance through decreased milk production and subsequent calf growth, decreased reproductive performance in cows and bulls, and decreased stocker and feeder calf performance....

Industry News

Research Shows Strong Demand For Beef

published: June 4th 2014 source: Beef Checkoff

Beef experienced significant volume growth in the past year and continues to be a mainstay on the menu, according to the 2013 Usage and Volumetric Assessment of Beef in Foodservice report, proprietary research from the Beef Checkoff Program....

Industry News

EPA Targets Couple’s Private Pond In Wyoming, Threatens Huge Fines

published: June 3rd 2014 by: Kelly David Burke source: Fox News

When Andy and Katie Johnson built a pond on their property in 2011 to provide water for their cattle, they never dreamed it would result in threats of $75,000 a day in fines from the Environmental Protection Agency....

Industry News

Hurricane Season Underway

published: June 2nd 2014 source: Texas Animal Health Commission

AUSTIN - The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) reminds Texans that hurricane season begins June 1 and continues through November 30. The TAHC advises Texas livestock and pet owners to begin preparing now for any possible storms....

Pastures & Forages

Prescribed Burning Seminar Set

published: May 30th 2014 source: Noble Foundation

ARDMORE, Okla. — Prescribed burning is an effective technique to reduce fuel build up that contributes to wildfire, reduces eastern red cedar pollen and is a critical aspect of land resource management, but it must be used in a safe and proper manner....

Industry News

Voting for State Beef Checkoff Program in Texas Set for June 2-6

published: May 30th 2014

At the request of Texas cattle industry associations, and in accordance with Texas law, the Texas De-partment of Agriculture (TDA) will conduct a producer referendum that, if approved, would create a state beef checkoff program for beef promotion, marketing, re-search and consumer education....

Industry News

Just Your Standard Bull

published: May 30th 2014 by: Michael Sturgess

As we approach mid-year, I am still amazed at how high cattle have gotten. I dare say that there were very few among us that thought they would see prices like this. And who is to say how much higher it will go? I got my start in this industry back in 1984....

Industry News

Texas Tales

published: May 30th 2014 by: Mike Cox

They convened in what Spanish officials called the Consistorial House at Pre-sidio La Bahia del Espirito Santo on July 19, 1822. Soon to become an independent republic called Mexico, New Spain then neared the end of its bloody struggle to free itself from the Crown....

Industry News

D.C. News...

published: May 30th 2014 source: The Hill

Senator urges McDonald’s to use hormone free beef only Source: TheHill.com Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) on May 19th urged McDonald's to primarily source the beef used in its hamburgers from cows raised without antibiotics....

Industry News

ABBA promotes Brahman influence crossbreeding at F1 Field Day in Missouri

published: May 30th 2014

Joplin, MO – The Ame-rican Brahman Breeders Association (ABBA) of-fered educational and networking opportunities at their Four State F1 Field Day held at the Joplin Regional Stockyards on Saturday, May 10, 2014....

Columnists

Executive Director’s Report...

published: May 30th 2014 by: Bill Hyman source: ICA of Texas

The 40th Annual ICA State Convention and Trade Show is just around the corner. This year we will be in Beaumont on June 18-20 at the Holiday Inn and Convention Center. The Southeast Texas ICA Chapter is our host and based on prior experiences, the event will be great....

Columnists

President’s Address

published: May 30th 2014 by: Phil Sadler source: ICA of Texas

One of our worst fears as United States cattle producers almost became reality.  In earlier comments here, we talked about the desire of South American countries to export meat from their countries into the U....

Industry News

ICA Convention to be held in Beaumont

published: May 30th 2014 source: ICA of Texas

Independent Cattle-men’s Association of Texas will be hosting its 40th Annual Convention & Trade Show on June 18th-20th at the Holiday Inn & Suites Convention Center in Beaumont, Texas. We invite all to come and get your fair share of “Buckles, Boots and the Bayou”....

Industry News

Cattlemen hosting Drawdown Event

published: May 30th 2014 source: ICA of Texas

Want to win a 400 EFI 4x4 Polaris Ranger ATV and support cattlemen across the state at the same time? Well, we have the solution… buy a drawdown ticket! The Southeast Texas ICA and Tuttle Mo-tor & Hardware out of Poteet have joined forces to donate the Polaris Ran-ger to be drawn at the ICA 40th Annual Convention & Trade Show on June 18th-20th in Beaumont, Texas....

Columnists

Chapter Happenings Around The Lone Star State

published: May 30th 2014 source: ICA of Texas

Chapter Happenings Colorado Valley ICA By Les Mallory The annual presentation dinner this year was again held at Swiss Alp. Along with the presentation to Bill Hyman of the state office, three of the four scholarship winners were introduced, along with parents....

Industry News

60th annual Beef Cattle Short Course set

published: May 30th 2014

COLLEGE STATION – A look at the past and future aspects of beef cattle production in Texas will be one of the highlights at the 60th Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course scheduled August 4-6 at Texas A&M University in Col-lege Station....

Weather Forecast

Weather Wise - Weather Forecast

published: May 30th 2014 by: Brian Bledsoe

When it comes to drought relief, El Niño is not the only player We have addressed El Niño in previous posts and what it could potentially mean or not mean, in the coming months.  While El Niño gets all the publicity, there are other forces at work that act to drive our weather and climate....

Industry News

Plan now to attend annual meeting

published: May 30th 2014 source: Texas Simmental/Simbrah Association

The TSSA would like to encourage all its members to attend the annual meeting on Saturday, June 14th. It will once again be held in conjunction with the Texas Junior Simmental/Simbrah Futurity, June 12-15th at the Brazos County Expo Complex, 5827 Leonard Rd in Bryan, Texas....

Industry News

41st Annual TJSSA State Futurity set

published: May 30th 2014 source: Texas Simmental/Simbrah Association

It’s not too late to enter the TJSSA’s State Futurity June 12-15 in Bryan-College Station, Texas at the Brazos County Expo Center. Late entries are accepted up until check-in. With entries that have come in as of May 23, contestant and cattle entries have already surpassed last year’s count! This year’s State Futurity theme is Wild Wild West! Thirty-nine belt buckles and cash prizes are awarded at the banquet....

Industry News

TJSSA Live Auction Fundraiser

published: May 30th 2014 source: Texas Simmental/Simbrah Association

We need your help with item donations and buyers for the TJSSA's live auction fundraiser. This is the primary source of income for the TJSSA and funds raised are used to sponsor TJSSA members traveling to the AJSA National Classic, the AJSA Summit leadership conference, and scholarships....

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