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Just Your Standard Bull

published: August 10th 2018 by: Michael Sturgess

August is here, and as usual it’s hot & dry! And there is no better way to start out the month than to attend the annual Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course. At the time of this writing, I am sitting here in our Southern Livestock Standard booth, in the air-conditioned comfort of Rudder Tower on the University campus, visiting with both current and potential subscribers, current and potential advertisers as people are streaming in and out of different sessions of all different topics....

Texas Tales

published: August 10th 2018 by: Mike Cox

Terrible, bitter news for all true Texans—the storied jackalope is not indigenous to the Lone Star state. Surely just about anyone with even a casual awareness of Texas popular culture will remember having seen gag post cards of a creature with all outward appearances of being a jackrabbit except for the antlers growing out of its head....

D.C. News

published: August 10th 2018

WASHINGTON – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and other leading organizations in the animal agriculture industry (referred to often as “the Barnyard”) sent a letter (see letter below) on July 26th  to President Do-nald J....

Executive Director’s Report

published: August 10th 2018 by: Bill Hyman source: ICA of Texas

In recent telephone conversations with Texas Animal Health Executive Director Andy Schwartz and Texas Department of Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, the ICA asked that the two agencies along with USDA work rapidly to regain the use of the fever tick program spray boxes....

President’s Address

published: August 10th 2018 by: Chloe Wilson source: ICA of Texas

Growing up around agriculture, you see a lot of things change. Growing up in Uvalde County, agriculture is king. In agriculture, you interact with several different generations and often times certain functions of the ranch or farm never change....

Chapter Happenings... Around The Lone Star State

published: August 10th 2018 source: ICA of Texas

South Central Texas ICA By Paula Wanken The South Central  Tex-as ICA will meet Aug.23, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Jourdanton Library / Com-munity Center, 1101 Camp-bell Ave, Jourdanton, Texas.  There will be a presentation on “Cultured Meat” given by Dr....

Texas crop, weather

published: August 10th 2018

AMARILLO – Infesta-tions of damaging pests are increasing on corn, sor-ghum and cotton crops in the South Plains and Pan-handle, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Ex-tension Service entomologist....

The Texas Side Of Things

published: July 27th 2018 by: Jim Banner

Personally, I’m not accustomed to taking vacations or time off.  As a matter of fact, I usually say to people returning from a vacation something like, “I’ve heard of people doing that!”  But now I can’t do that because last week I actually took a vacation and traveled northwest to the beautiful states of Oregon and Idaho for a fantastic trip....

Texas Tales

published: July 27th 2018 by: Mike Cox

Shot through his kidneys, as Rance Moore lay dying, it’s not hard to imagine that he almost looked forward to it. Not so much to end his agony, but in atonement for what he had done eight years earlier....

D.C. News

published: July 27th 2018 by: Martha H. Garrett

Farm Bill set to go to conference with Senate The House of Repre-sentatives voted unanimously on July 18th to go to conference with the Senate on a new farm bill. Pre-viously both groups had passed farm bills, but now they must try to compromise to reach agreement on a bill....

Weighing The Market

published: July 27th 2018 by: Wes and Sharla Ishmael

Markets turn the supply corner Prices can always be higher from a seller’s point of view, but current levels are likely stronger than most expected a few months ago, ahead of the most fed cattle supplies in years....

Texas crop, weather

published: July 27th 2018

COLLEGE STATION – A convergence of weather and market conditions have put a number of  Texas beef producers in a tough spot, facing rising supplemental feed prices and lower sale prices at local auctions, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts....

Texas Tales

published: February 23rd 2018 by: Mike Cox

Cedar Fever's Nothing  to Sneeze At As sure as the coming of a new year, every Decem-ber one biological process begets another when pol-len produced by the male juniper (incorrectly but far more commonly known as mountain cedar) starts making a lot of Texans sick with allergies....

DC News...Cattlemen Release 2018 Policy Priorities

published: February 23rd 2018

PHOENIX (Feb. 1, 2018) — The National Cattlemen’s Beef Associa-tion today unveiled its 2018 Policy Priorities, which will guide the group’s lobbying efforts in Washington over the coming year....

Weighing the Market... Cattle prices continue higher

published: February 23rd 2018 by: Wes and Sharla Ishmael

Cattle markets face plenty of headwinds, in-cluding increased beef production, but so far demand is helping lift cattle and beef prices higher than the unexpectedly stronger ones last year.  “Demand is robust on all fronts....

Calving Book Technology: There’s an app for that

published: February 23rd 2018 by: Taylor Grussing

In today’s day and age, we rarely go anywhere without some kind of technology in our pocket or vehicle. Even in the livestock industry, there is an app for many of the tasks we conduct each day that can make our lives easier if we take the time to learn how to use them....

Gathering the family

published: February 9th 2018 by: Caitlin Richards

The family is getting together - that is the Houston Livestock Show and RodeoTM (HLSR) scholarship recipient family. Since the HLSR began in 1932, more than $450 million has been committed to the youth of Texas....

Just Your standard Bull

published: February 9th 2018 by: Michael Sturgess

Do numbers matter? Some would strongly argue yes—some are undecided—while others strongly say they don’t! In the case of utilizing Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs)—where do you stand? Many bull buyers place the most value in a bull’s physical appearance, i....

Texas Tales

published: February 9th 2018 by: Mike Cox

Except for the calendar, which said it was Decem-ber 25, that long-ago Christmas seemed more like a summer day than a morning in early winter. Kids in the Northeast might have been having a traditional chilly -- even snowy -- holiday, but in Austin it was already warm and soon would be just plain hot and dry....

DC News... New coalition advocates for North American Free Trade Agreement preservation and modernization

published: February 9th 2018

Food and agricultural sectors support 43 million American jobs and depend on trade with Canada and Mexico Source: Americans for Farmers & Families Washington, D.C.-A broad-based group of over 30 organizations representing growers, refiners, producers, transporters, retailers and consumers today announced the formation of Americans for Farmers & Families (AFF), a coalition that will work to ensure President Donald Trump and Congressional leaders understand the importance of preserving and modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to America’s agricultural and retail economies....

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