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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....

Texas Tales

published: June 14th 2019 by: Mike Cox

When Mary Jane Wea-ver told her daughter-in-law her life story back in 1940, she was 85 years old, born six years before the Civil War.     She had seen a lot during that long lifetime, but what happened one spring afternoon in Vega, the seat of Oldham County, was high on the list of the most memorable....

D.C. News...

published: June 14th 2019

A new era of cattle identification on the horizon Producer Traceability Council reaches consensus on key elements to increase cattle traceability DENVER — In meetings in May, the Producer Traceability Council reach-ed consensus on two major points to increase the number of cattle identified in the U....

Weighing The Market

published: June 14th 2019 by: Wes and Sharla Ishmael

Pricier corn weighs on calf and feeder markets Historically slow corn planting, courtesy of protracted cool, wet conditions and widespread flooding propelled grain prices higher last month, adding more pressure to already wheezing feeder cattle prices....

Just Your Standard Bull...

published: June 14th 2019 by: Michael Sturgess

I recently looked up the definition of crowdfunding on Wikipedia. In the old days, I used to keep three books handy on my desk--a Webster’s dictionary, a Rogets Thesaurus and a Vox Spanish and English Dictionary....

Texas Tales

published: June 14th 2019 by: Mike Cox

Even at the time it seemed bizarre, but the U.S. War Department had a logical enough idea: Why not mount horse soldiers on camels?      After all, a camel could go a lot longer without water than a horse....

D.C. News...

published: June 14th 2019

NCBA, state affiliates urge Congress to ratify USMCA WASHINGTON (July 8, 2019) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Associa-tion (NCBA) sent a letter signed by 39 of its state affiliates to U.S....

Executive Director’s Report

published: June 14th 2019 by: Bill Hyman

The 2019 Independent Cattlemen’s Association (ICA) State Convention is now over. We had a great time. A big thank you goes out to everyone who attended and especially for those who helped make it great....

Legislative Report...

published: June 14th 2019

The usual issue topped the list of activities for the Texas Legislature. This, of course, was the passage of Senate Bill 1- the state budget for the next two years. The total budget amount for the next two year period totaled $250....

President’s Address

published: June 14th 2019 by: Chloe Wilson

What a convention! Hats off to the hard working staff of Independent Cattlemen’s Association (ICA), Jo Ann, Sandie, and Bill, for putting on yet another successful event!     We could not have been luckier to have such a remarkable group of vendors that covered a wide variety of industry specific businesses, Can-Am, Lewis Oilers, Silveus Insurance, Stay-Tuff Fencing, and Datamars to name a few....

Chapter Happenings Around The Lone Star State

published: June 14th 2019 source: ICA Of Texas

Colorado Valley ICA By Les Mallory CVICA Recognizes Trail Blazer Award Recipient     Colorado Valley Inde-pendent Cattlemen’s Asso-ciation (CVICA) is pleased to announce their Trail Blazer Award recipient this year -- Tara Van Wart....

Just Your Standard Bull...

published: May 31st 2019 by: Michael Sturgess

The trade war between the US and China continues. Earlier this month, it was reported that Trump increased tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, increasing the rate from 10% to 25%. He also increased the list of goods that are subject to tariffs to include a great deal more products classified as consumer goods....

Texas Tales

published: May 31st 2019 by: Mike Cox

Just about every day a reporter for the afternoon Austin Daily Statesman walked from the newspaper office to the Driskill Hotel to see if anyone of interest happened to be staying there.     Whether the hotel manager routinely allowed the reporter to scan the guest register or whether the scribe merely hung around the lobby keeping his eyes open and ears alert would be conjecture at this late date....

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