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The Texas Side Of Things

published: February 19th 2021 by: Jim Banner

As most of us know, there is nothing more unpredictable than the weather. And the only thing more unpredictable than the weather in general is the weather here in Texas! Last week, I was out finishing up some video work near Pearsall and it was 82 degrees....

Texas Trails

published: February 19th 2021 by: Clay Coppedge

The Dog Made in Texas     The Lacy brothers, Frank, George, Erwin and Harry, moved from Ken-tucky to the Texas Hill Country near Marble Falls in 1858. We don’t know what kind of dog they brought with them but it was probably a mountain cur, a prevalent breed in the family’s home region....

D.C. News...

published: February 19th 2021 source: USDA

Farm sector profits forecast to decrease in 2021 Net farm income, a broad measure of profits, is forecast to decrease $9.8 billion (8.1 percent) to $111.4 billion in 2021 (based on the February 2021 report)....

Weighing The Market

published: February 19th 2021 by: Wes Ishmael

Feed costs challenge improving fundamentals Cattle prices continue to languish, a year into the pandemic, but supply fundamentals suggest im-provement as this year wears on and significant improvement for the next couple of years....

Texas Crop, Weather

published: February 19th 2021 by: Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Today

Texas wheat acres in the Panhandle are at a crossroads due to drought.     Timely rains could allow the crop to provide needed forage for the region’s beef and dairy producers or make it to grain....

Just Your Standard Bull...

published: November 27th 2020 by: Michael Sturgess

This weeks’ issue of the Southern Livestock Stand-ard will feature a new column called Texas Trails. We want to extend a warm welcome to Clay Cop-pedge. Clay has been a fixture in Central Texas for some time, working as a sportswriter, feature writer and reporter....

Texas Trails

published: November 27th 2020 by: Clay Coppedge

Trick ‘Em and Skin ‘Em       The town of Trickham was the first community in Coleman County to be settled, though today it might be hard for an outside observer to understand why....

D.C. News...

published: November 27th 2020 by: Martha Hollida Garrett

Who’s on the short list for the next U.S. Secretary of Agriculture? As election results are still being counted and challenged, names are surfacing that Joe Biden, if certified as the next president, might select for the Secretary of Agriculture cabinet appointment....

Just Your Standard Bull...

published: October 30th 2020 by: Michael Sturgess

Let me set the scene for you. The name of the show is Queen of the South. Teresa Mendoza is the notorious drug lord. In season 4, Mendoza moves her operation to the city of New Orleans, where she comes to meet a corrupt New Orleans politician who has his hands into every pot....

Texas Tales

published: October 30th 2020 by: Mike Cox

Rules, rules, rules.     From pre-schoolers to office workers to prison inmates, all Texans have to abide by various rules, not to mention state and federal statutes. That’s not news, but it may be comforting for anyone feeling unduly controlled to know that Texans have faced rules and regulations for centuries....

D.C. News...

published: October 30th 2020

USDA announces initiatives after price spread report issued Washington-U.S. De-partment of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Marketing and Regula-tory Programs Greg Ibach announced on Oct. 13, 2020 that three USDA initiatives that build upon the considerations included in USDA’s July 2020 Boxed Beef and Fed Cattle Price Spread Investigation Re-port -- risk management education funding, updates to livestock market reporting and producer training opportunities will be highlighted....

Executive Director’s Report

published: October 30th 2020 by: Bill Hyman

Trump/Pence or Biden /Harris, hopefully this election will be over soon. No matter who wins, we all continue to work and continue to ranch. Soon we will know who our Texas Legis-lators are and who will control our Texas House and Senate....

Winterizing the cowherd

published: October 30th 2020 by: Dr. Joe C. Paschal

When I was an animal science student at Texas A&M, beef cattle production was taught by a cowman named Frank Litterst, Jr. Later, I was his graduate assistant, and he was my lifelong mentor. He has been gone a few years now, but he led a long full life....

President’s Address

published: October 30th 2020 by: Brad Cotton

Howdy friends! I hope each of you are doing well at this time. It seems as though we are slowly getting back to normal in our area, but still a long way to go. When the rain stopped in South and Central Texas a few weeks ago it went cold turkey....

Chapter Happenings Around The Lone Star State

published: October 30th 2020 source: ICA Of Texas

South Central Texas ICA holds team roping     The South Central Texas ICA (SCTICA) held their annual team roping on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, at Cowboy Fellowship in Jourdanton, Texas. The SCTICA Board of Direc-tors changed the name of the team roping to the SCTICA Windy Miller Memorial Team Roping in honor of past president and founder of the roping and SCTICA chapter, A....

Texas Crop, Weather

published: October 30th 2020 by: Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Today

Texas honey production tops 7.4 million pounds Texas remained sixth in the nation for honey production in 2019, and is home to thousands of overwintering hives that contri-bute to the nation’s agricultural economy each growing season, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Re-search and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts....

The Texas Side Of Things

published: October 16th 2020

Lots of things always seem to happen during this time of the year…cattle sales, upcoming deadlines for PRF insurance, opening of deer hunting, football games and of course, Halloween!  But, for a lot of you folks involved in agriculture, you’ve probably been busy getting ready for the upcoming stock show season which includes the three major shows, Fort Worth, San Antonio and Houston, along with several smaller city and county shows....

Texas Tales

published: October 16th 2020

Faded Photographs     “Adopt a Family” says the hand-lettered sign on the box in the antique store. “Put ‘em on your mantle. $3 each.”     Inside the box lay a collection of old photographic portraits mounted on cardboard, their once black-and-white images faded to sepia....

D.C. News...

published: October 16th 2020

Cattle producers welcome House introduction of PRICE Act WASHINGTON– The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has welcomed the introduction of bipartisan legislation to improve the marketing environment for cattle producers....

Weighing The Market

published: October 16th 2020 by: Wes Ishmael

Calf and feeder cattle prices are higher so far this fall than many anticipated a few months ago, but increased marketing volume and dry conditions are adding pressure.     According to the U....

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