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Just Your Standard Bull

published: October 4th 2019 by: Michael Sturgess

Chances are that if you reside north of IH10 in the state of Texas, your weather conditions have been much drier than normal since around the 15th of July. And if you live South of that line, then chances are your dryness began much earlier....

Texas Tales

published: October 4th 2019 by: Mike Cox

Why on Earth would someone name a town Earth? Just imagine the communication inconveniences plaguing those living in the Lamb County community of Earth: “Where’re you from?” “I’m from Earth....

D.C. News

published: October 4th 2019

Secretary Perdue statement on signing of U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement Washington, D.C.—U.S. Secretary of Agricul-ture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement regarding the signing of the new United States-Japan Trade Agreement:  “This agreement be-tween the United States and Japan is a better deal for the entire U....

Executive Director’s Report

published: October 4th 2019 by: Bill Hyman source: ICA of Texas

With most of Texas begging for rain, the Beau-mont/Winnie area got 43” of rain in less than 48 hours. As I write this, the flood waters are just now receding. The number of cattle lost is unknown, since it has been impossible for most ranchers to get to their pastures....

President’s Address

published: October 4th 2019 by: Chloe Wilson

Have y’all been paying attention? The unpopular topic of COOL is gaining momentum. Country Of Origin Labeling, COOL, simply put is when beef is labeled by where it originated. Cattle born in Mexico, fed, slaughtered, and sold in the United States are labeled as Mexican....

Chapter Happenings... Around The Lone Star State

published: October 4th 2019 source: ICA of Texas

Colorado Valley ICA By Les Mallory At the recent Colorado Valley Independent Cattle-men’s Association monthly meeting, new officers were elected. The positions were filled as follows: president: Steve Janda of La Grange, vice-president: Horace Drisdale of Plum, and secretary: Tara Van Wart of West Point....

Texas crop, weather

published: October 4th 2019

Cattle prices well below five-year average, herd at eight-year high Texas cattle producers are seeing fewer dollars in their pockets as prices remain low, while the Texas beef herd has hit an eight-year high of 4....

The Texas Side Of Things

published: September 20th 2019 by: Jim Banner

I don’t know about you, but I’m really glad that the summer of 2019 is just about over…at least, I hope so!  In years past, I’ve always taken some time off and beat the heat by traveling in the mountains or at least somewhere it’s cool....

Texas Tales

published: September 20th 2019 by: Mike Cox

On Dec. 13, 1879, the Atlanta Constitution published a brief story that should have been big news in Texas, but somehow no editor in the Lone Star state picked up on the Georgia daily’s report. The story dealt with the purported solution of a 29-year-old mystery in Central Texas, the disappearance of one John Roan....

D.C. News

published: September 20th 2019

WOTUS revoked On Sept. 12th, a 2015 rule that expanded the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act was formally revoked. The formal announcement repealing WOTUS was made jointly by U....

Weighing The Market

published: September 20th 2019 by: Wes and Sharla Ishmael

Uncertainty adds to seasonal price pressure “Though pasture and range conditions have been much improved this spring and summer relative to previous years, cow-calf returns have reached the lowest level in a decade as feeder steer prices decline with cattle on feed numbers continuing to exceed year-ago levels…Cattle and beef prices will remain under pressure as beef production grows through 2020,” say Scott Brown and Daniel Madison, of the University of Missouri’s  (MU) Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics....

Texas crop, weather

published: September 20th 2019

Texas peanut fields looking good a month from harvest By Adam Russell COLLEGE STATION – Peanuts are about a month away from digging, and so far 2019 looks to be a good year, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert....

Just Your Standard Bull...

published: September 6th 2019 by: Michael Sturgess

At this year’s Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course, I happened to be in the right place at the right time. I’ll explain further. Most years, I spend my time in our booth visiting with customers, current clients and business associates from around the industry....

Texas Tales

published: September 6th 2019 by: Mike Cox

It’s time to confess.     No, I haven’t killed anyone. Worse than that. Though words are hardly adequate to describe the calamitous event that darkened my 16th birthday, here’s the sad tale, with a parallel telling of another Texas teenager’s learning experience in an earlier era....

D.C. News...

published: September 6th 2019

Secretary Perdue asks Packers and Stockyards to investigate recent beef pricing margins Washington, D.C.--U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement re-garding the beef processing facility in Holcomb, Kan-sas:     “As part of our continued efforts to monitor the impact of the fire at the beef processing facility in Holcomb, Kansas, I have directed USDA’s Packers and Stockyards Division to launch an investigation into recent beef pricing margins to determine if there is any evidence of price manipulation, collusion, restrictions of competition or other unfair practices....

Executive Director’s Report

published: September 6th 2019 by: Bill Hyman source: ICA Of Texas

The 2019 ICA Fall Bull and Female Sale is set for Friday, Oct. 18 in Gonzales at the J.B. Wells Park. Consignments are still being accepted for females. The bull consignments are full and we should have over 60 bulls to choose from at the sale....

Hot Topics

published: September 6th 2019 by: Dr. Joe C. Paschal source: ICA Of Texas

Over the past several years I have had the pleasure to speak at several Independent Cattlemen’s Association chapter meetings and this year is no exception.     This past week, I was asked to speak at the Crossroads ICA Chapter in Victoria by Wayne Dier-lam, which was well attended by many old friends and their families....

President’s Address

published: September 6th 2019 by: Chloe Wilson source: ICA Of Texas

How do you pregnancy check your cattle? For as long as I can remember, we have had our trusted veterinarian hand palpate our heifers and cows. He knows our operation and what we look for in females. He has a lot of power, literally, in the palm of his hand....

Chapter Happenings Around The Lone Star State

published: September 6th 2019 source: ICA Of Texas

Colorado Valley ICA By Les Mallory CVICA’s Cookin’ Cattlemen serve lunch at event     Under the direction of Ron Denham, the Cookin’ Cattlemen of the Colorado Valley Independent Cat-tlemen’s Association (CVI CA) cooked and served lunch at the Fayette Co....

The Texas Side Of Things...

published: June 14th 2019 by: Jim Banner

Welcome to the beginning of the dog days of summer!  But did you know that old saying doesn’t mean what most of us think it does?  We usually think the dog days of summer refers to the fact that the summer heat is so hot that dogs lie around in the shade, panting and trying to find a cool spot, normally under a shade tree, but that’s not where the saying comes from....

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