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Just Your Standard Bull...

published: May 27th 2022 by: Michael Sturgess

If you know me or have read prior columns, then you know that I am a publisher, not a journalist. In this column you will find opinion. This is not an article with cited sources. Although common decency would dictate to most of us to at least try to not cast stones without citing or referencing one’s source or sources of information....

Texas Trails

published: May 27th 2022 by: Clay Coppedge

Rock boy grows up     Geologist Robert T. Hill was never one to let the grass grow under his feet. He looked at the ground where he stood more closely and with deeper curiosity and insight than any Texan before him, informing and inspiring many who followed his footsteps across Texas and beyond....

Chapter Happenings Around The Lone Star State

published: May 27th 2022 source: ICA Of Texas

Guada-Coma Chapter     Four high school seniors and two 2nd year college students accepted their $1,000 scholarship at the May 16 chapter meeting of the Guada-Coma Chapter.  Kelley E John and Haley Hoffmann are now 2nd year college students....

President’s Address

published: May 27th 2022 by: Brad Cotton source: ICA Of Texas

Howdy friends,     Somebody told me we are still in the spring season but it feels plenty hot and dry to me with not much sign of any relief. The month of May has been extremely busy for us here on the ranch as well as with the association....

The Texas Side Of Things

published: May 13th 2022 by: Jim Banner

I’m not sure how many of you watched the Kentucky Derby last weekend but for you that didn’t, it was a heck of a race.  In fact, it was possibly the greatest horse race I’ve ever seen!  The winner, Rich Strike, a last-minute addition to the race was an 80-1 underdog and yet he did the impossible by streaking by the leaders at unbelievable speed to win the prestigious race....

Texas Trails

published: May 13th 2022 by: Clay Coppedge

The legendary race that never happened     Cowboys and horse racing enthusiasts tend to rhapsodize about horses they call Steel Dusters, or sometimes “Steeldusts.”  Though sometimes refer-red to as a separate breed, the horses can trace back to single horse named Steel Dust, a progeny of legendary sire Sir Archy, which was foaled by a Kentucky thoroughbred mare and brought to Texas in 1884 by Middleton Perry and  Jones Green....

Weighing The Market

published: May 13th 2022 by: Wes Ishmael

Snugger immediate fed cattle supplies, before ballooning with the elevated feedlot placements of recent months, helped negotiated cash prices gain in April. The five-area direct fed steer price was $141....

D.C. News...

published: May 13th 2022 source: USDA

USDA designates 174 Texas counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas This secretarial natural disaster designation allows the United States Depart-ment of Agriculture (US DA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) to extend much-needed emergency credit to producers recovering from natural disasters through emergency loans....

Just Your Standard Bull...

published: April 29th 2022 by: Michael Sturgess

Today is Tuesday, April 26. I am currently at the ranch near LaRue as we AI’d heifers yesterday and cows today at 2:00 pm. We had much needed rain here yesterday, so we had to AI in the rain. When you set up everything for time breeding or synchronized breeding, your schedules have no room for movement due to weather....

Texas Trails

published: April 29th 2022 by: Clay Coppedge

Austin Gangsters     On Aug. 1, 1966, a bad poker player named Charles Whitman made his way to the top of the tower on the University of Texas campus and opened fire with a high-powered rifle aimed at anybody and everybody who was unlucky enough to be on Guadalupe Street that day....

D.C. News...

published: April 29th 2022 source: USDA

USDA invests nearly $800 million in critical infrastructure to combat climate change across rural Aamerica Washington -- Agricul-ture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing nearly $800 million in climate-smart infrastructure in 40 states, Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands....

Executive Director’s Report

published: April 29th 2022 by: Cooper Little

Hopefully, your part of the country has seen some moisture by the time these words make print.  In the meantime, let’s keep sending’em up to the only man who has the ultimate say in the matter, while continuing to endeavor to address the concerns our will may impact....

President’s Address

published: April 29th 2022 by: Brad Cotton

Howdy friends,     I hope each of you are doing well at this time. Maybe someone reading this has received some much needed rain. Up until now it has been extremely dry in our area. A couple weeks ago, I headed to Uvalde to handle some business and I saw what dry looks like....

Chapter Happenings Around The Lone Star State

published: April 29th 2022 source: ICA Of Texas

Guada Coma  ICA Chapter News By Greg Siedenburger       The Guada-Coma Chap-ter of the ICA met March 28 at the Seguin Cattle Company.  The meeting was called to order by President Leroy Muenich....

The Texas Side Of Things

published: April 15th 2022 by: Jim Banner

If you haven’t noticed yet, Texans love to celebrate just about anything you can imagine. In fact, I’ve often wondered if they have parties just to dream up reasons why to have a celebration!  Some of the more popular reason we celebrate are Fiesta in San Antonio, the Sweetwater Rattlesnake Festival, Wurstfest in New Braun-fels, Old Night in Freder-icksburg, South by South-west Music Festival in Austin, the Texas Sandfest in Port Aransas, Bob Wills Days in Turkey, Maifest Celebration in Brenham and St....

Texas Trails

published: April 15th 2022 by: Clay Coppedge

Woody Guthrie and the End of the World     One day in the 1930s in Pampa, Texas, when it looked like the world was about to end, Woody Gu-thrie wrote a song about it. The world didn’t end, so Woody moved to Californ-ia and kept writing songs....

D.C. News...

published: April 15th 2022 source: USDA

USDA to provide payments to livestock producers impacted by drought or wildfire Washington -- The U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that ranchers who have approved applications through the 2021 Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) for forage losses due to severe drought or wildfire in 2021 will soon begin receiving emergency relief payments for increases in supplemental feed costs in 2021 through the Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) new Emergency Livestock Relief Program (ELRP)....

Texas Crop, Weather

published: April 15th 2022 by: Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Today source: Texas AgriLife Today

Avian influenza reported in Texas, monitoring continues State regulatory and animal health agencies reported positive cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Texas, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert....

Just Your Standard Bull...

published: April 1st 2022 by: Michael Sturgess

Most of us in the course of a lifetime have both said and done things in the spur of the moment that we regret. Our emotions get the better of us, we are quick to anger, or we just simply say the first thought that comes into our head without thinking of what the repercussions are going to be....

Texas Trails

published: April 1st 2022 by: Clay Coppedge

Terraqueous transportation in Texas     A crowd of curious onlookers and a few hardy volunteers gathered on a Galveston beach in the 1840s to witness the unveiling of a new amphibious machine designed to travel on land and water....

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