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The Texas Side Of Things

published: December 10th 2021 by: Jim Banner

In our lifetime we encounter a lot of people, some are good, and some are bad. Some become lifelong friends and the others, well you know to shy away from. Some you admire for what they stand for or how they handle a bad situation and I’ve been fortunate to know one of the best....

Texas Trails

published: December 10th 2021 by: Clay Coppedge

El Kabong goes to space     For a while, El Kabong was more than the secret identity of Quick Draw McGraw on Saturday morning TV cartoons. El Kabong was the name of a project seriously trying to figure out a way to get people back to earth from space....

Weighing The Market

published: December 10th 2021 by: Wes Ishmael

Market optimism grows Negotiated cash fed cattle marketing leverage finally appears to be tilting back toward producers with prices increasing about $18/cwt. from the first week of October to the first few days of December....

Just Your Standard Bull...

published: November 26th 2021 by: Michael Sturgess

November 20th marked the end of an era for Brangus when the final gavel dropped at the Sala-coa Valley Farms Fall Brangus Bull Sale in Fair-mount, GA. A few weeks ago, it was announced that Quail Valley Farms, Oneonta, AL and Erik and Kim Wiley of Effie, LA had purchased the Salacoa Valley Farms herd from the Seminole Tribe of Florida....

Texas Trails

published: November 26th 2021 by: Clay Coppedge

Thanksgiving as a Texas thing     Even if Texans wrote the history of Thanksgiv-ing, arguments would persist over where in Texas the alleged feast took place, and when.     In one corner would be the group proclaiming May 23, 1541, as the date of the first Thanksgiving and Palo Duro Canyon as the site....

D.C. News...

published: November 26th 2021 by: Martha Hollida Garrett

Latest news on the Brazilian beef disease issue A bill that would suspend imports of Brazilian beef until USDA can conduct a safety review has been introduced by U.S. Sen. Jon Tester (R-Mont.). In a statement, Tester said the bill was in response to repeated issues with de-layed reporting of Bovine Spongiform Encephalo-pathy (BSE), or Mad Cow Disease, in Brazilian beef....

Executive Director’s Report

published: November 26th 2021 by: Bill Hyman source: ICA Of Texas

Well it’s been a great ride, but after almost 17 years, it is time to leave. It has been great representing ICA all these years. I will miss everyone. My thanks go to all who have helped ICA during my tenure....

Past, Present, and Future of Beef Genetics: Part I

published: November 26th 2021 by: Dr. Joe C. Paschal source: ICA Of Texas

In October, I spoke at the 2021 South Central Texas Cow Calf Clinic in Brenham on what I considered were the most important genetic events in beef cattle in the last 50 years, what were the most important events currently, and what might be the most important future events....

President’s Address

published: November 26th 2021 by: Brad Cotton source: ICA Of Texas

Howdy friends,     It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving will be in the rear view mirror and Christmas will be just around the corner when this article is published. This has been a great year for the Independent Cattleman’s Association (ICA) and we are looking forward to a better 2022....

Texas Crop, Weather

published: November 26th 2021 source: Texas AgriLife Today

AgriLife Extension district reporters compiled the following summaries:     CENTRAL: Field activity and winter wheat planting was close to starting up again after heavy rainfalls and excessive moisture put a halt to plantings....

Weather Wise

published: November 26th 2021 by: Brian Bledsoe

Latest long range model update Last month, we went over the current La Niña situation and the subsequent potential analog years. This month we’ll look at the latest computer model information from the NMME Model and the EURO Seasonal Model....

The Texas Side Of Things

published: November 12th 2021 by: Jim Banner

Next week, we will all sit down with family and friends and hopefully, celebrate a traditional Thanks-giving dinner. Unlike last year when Covid 19 was on the rise and we were warned not to gather in large groups, I hope that everyone will sense things to be a little safer to gather and truly show gratitude for what we have been blessed with....

Texas Trails

published: November 12th 2021 by: Clay Coppedge

The First Texas Revolution     While America was battling the British – again – in the Northeast, Texas had its own War of 1812. That’s when a ragtag group of Mexicans, Tejanos, Anglos and Native Americans calling themselves the Repub-lican Army of the North invaded Texas as part of a military campaign to free all of Mexico from Spanish rule....

D.C. News...

published: November 12th 2021 source: USDA

USDA underscores commitment to climate action at COP26 Glasgow, Scotland, Nov. 5, 2021 – At the 26th Uni-ted Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) this week, United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack underscored the U....

Weighing The Market

published: November 12th 2021 by: Wes Ishmael

Fed cattle prices finally bloom “Following the ripple effects of last year’s pandemic volatility, it appears that feedlot production has moved past the cyclically peak numbers and will decrease consistently going forward,” explained Der-rell Peel, Extension livestock marketing specialist at Oklahoma State Uni-versity, in his late-October weekly market comments....

Texas Crop, Weather

published: November 12th 2021 by: Paul Schattengerg source: Texas AgriLife Today

While prospects for cool-season crops in South and Central Texas look positive, increased production costs and pandemic-related challenges will likely have a negative impact on pricing and producer profitability, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts....

Letter to the Editor: 10/31/2021

published: November 12th 2021

Letter to the Editor: 10/31/2021     Hello Michael, I was wondering if there have been any discussions between the legislature and the associations concerning the cattle prices currently? I had read an article in the “Standard” about it in the past but haven’t seen anything since....

Just Your Standard Bull...

published: October 29th 2021 by: Michael Sturgess

As I sit here, almost a full year from last year’s election day on November 3rd, I have to wonder or say “what if.” What if the election had gone a different way. What would change? What issues would stay the same?     President Biden’s ap-proval rating by the Gallup polls is at 42%....

Texas Trails

published: October 29th 2021 by: Clay Coppedge

The Big Boom of 1882     The cycles of boom and bust, whether in the cattle industry or world economics, are always accompanied by people who said they saw it coming all along and who, after the inevitable crash, are busy explaining why it happened and who is to blame....

D.C. News...

published: October 29th 2021

NCBA welcomes Cattle Contract Library Bill amid ongoing push for transparency Washington -- The Na-tional Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) welcomed the introduction of the Cattle Contract Li-brary Act, led by Rep....

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