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Just Your Standard Bull

published: November 3rd 2017 by: Michael Sturgess

As a publisher who promotes the production and marketing of seedstock in the cattle industry, I marvel at the new technology that producers use to measure and market their product. As a marketer of seedstock, I’m encouraged at the increased accuracy that can be conveyed to the customer because of these advances....

Texas Tales

published: November 3rd 2017 by: Mike Cox

Galveston, then Texas' largest city, had come to a standstill. "All business was suspended and clerk and proprietor, minion and millionaire, politicians and pealer stood out in the streets staring steadily through their smoked glass," a reporter for the Galveston News wrote in describing one of the island city's biggest events to that point in its history not involving weather or war....

D.C. News...

published: November 3rd 2017

GIPSA rule withdrawal considered a victory for cattle producers and consumers WASHINGTON–Colin Woodall, the National Cat-tlemen’s Beef Associa-tion's Senior Vice Presi-dent, Government Affairs, released the following statement in response to USDA’s Oct....

Executive Director’s Report...

published: November 3rd 2017 by: Bill Hyman source: ICA of Texas

The South Central Texas Independent Cattle-men’s Association (SCTICA) All Breed Bull and Heifer Sale was held two weeks ago in Gonzales. Over 450 females and 80 bulls crossed the auction ring. There were ICA consignors from all over the state....

Chapter Happenings Around The Lone Star State

published: November 3rd 2017 source: ICA of Texas

Colorado Valley ICA By Les Mallory and Ron Denham From sausage to brisket, CVICA prepares  and serves Fayette County Fair Jr. Commercial Heifer Show and Sale was postponed this year to September due to the recent floods from Hurricane Harvey....

The Texas Side Of Things...

published: October 20th 2017 by: Jim Banner

Here we are in the middle of October and oh, how I miss the months of June, July and August.  Now don’t get me wrong…I love October!  The days are getting shorter, football, baseball and basketball season are either in full swing or will be soon and cattle sales are every weekend....

Texas Tales

published: October 20th 2017 by: Mike Cox

Unlike many workers today, when for corporate up and comers three to five years is considered a long time to stay with one company, Richard Adams apparently did not exert any effort whatsoever looking for a better job....

D.C. News...

published: October 20th 2017

Texas’ Kelley Sullivan testifies on Capitol Hill for beef producers WASHINGTON-On Oct. 11th,  Kelley Sullivan, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association member and rancher from Santa Rosa Ranch in Crockett, Texas, testified at a hearing on Capitol Hill about the importance of expanding export opportunities for U....

Weighing The Market

published: October 20th 2017 by: Wes and Sharla Ishmael

Demand continues to underpin cattle prices Despite significantly more feedlot placements than expected in last month’s Cattle on Feed report—and the brief bearish futures prices that followed—calf and feeder cattle prices continue at higher levels than many anticipated....

Texas crop, weather...

published: October 20th 2017 source: Agri-Life Extension Service

AMARILLO – Poor weather conditions in the Rolling and High Plains could mean subpar cotton yields for many producers in the state’s fiber region, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts....

Just Your Standard Bull

published: October 6th 2017 by: MIchael Sturgess

The word on the street is that bigger is better. What? You mean after all these years with the industry saying that our cattle are too big for the box? Well, it appears that “the box” has expanded! For quite some time, the ideal slaughter weight for a steer was thought to be 1150-1250 lbs....

Texas Tales

published: October 6th 2017 by: Mike Cox

Finders, keepers. At least most of the time. That simple premise brought about one of the more bizarre legal cases in Texas history and certainly the strangest court proceeding ever in lightly populated Sterling County....

D.C. News...

published: October 6th 2017

Tax-Reform Blueprint includes Death Tax Repeal WASHINGTON (Sept. 27, 2017) — Craig Uden, President of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Associa-tion, today released the following statement in response to the “Unified Framework” for comprehensive tax reform legislation: “Our nation’s cattle producers are very pleased that President Trump and Republican leaders in Congress have maintained their long-standing commitment to American agriculture by including a full repeal of the onerous death tax in the Unified Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code....

Executive Director’s Report...

published: October 6th 2017 by: Bill Hyman source: ICA of Texas

Last year ICA published several ads that highlighted the question “Who is watching your back gate?” That phrase means more today than ever before. With the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) starting to take comments on disease traceability and animal identification, small and mid-sized ranchers need to take notice....

President’s Address

published: October 6th 2017 by: Brian Malaer source: ICA of Texas

The effects of Hurri-cane Harvey have been felt all along the Texas coastline, from Corpus Christi to Orange. Cattle drowned and homes, buildings and fences destroyed along with wide spread flooding. The losses are staggering and spread out over the whole coastal plain....

Chapter Happenings Around The Lone Star State

published: October 6th 2017 source: ICA of Texas

Colorado Valley ICA By Les Mallory   CVICA’s “Cookin’ Cat-tlemen,” consisting of several assistants under the direction of Chief Cook Bruce Dopslauf, will be cooking brisket and then serving participants once again this year at the South Central ICA All Breed Bull & Female Sale at  JB Wells Park in Gonzales, Texas on Oct....

Texas crop, weather...

published: October 6th 2017 source: Agri-Life Extension Service

COLLEGE STATION – Dry conditions around the state could worsen over the next few months as a warmer, drier winter is expected, said the state climatologist. Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon said cooler wa-ters in the tropical Pacific are building conditions for La Niña weather conditions to emerge by late November or December....

The Texas Side Of Things...

published: September 22nd 2017 by: Jim Banner

I’m sure that some of you have heard the song “What I Like About Tex-as”, recorded by Gary P. Nunn, because it’s one of the best songs ever written about our great state. Al-though most of the lyrics describe regions or well-known landmarks associated with Texas, my personal favorite is the line that says, “It’s the spirit of all the people who share this land!”  I can’t think of a better example of what that line means than what we just witnessed recently with hurricane Harvey....

Texas Tales

published: September 22nd 2017 by: Mike Cox

People tell stories, but so do inanimate objects. When my granddad died in 1984, I inherited everything from his library to his hunting and fishing gear. For years, I kept his old gun cabinet but finally let go of it when I came to understand it wouldn't take a burglar much more than a can opener to get inside....

D.C. News...

published: September 22nd 2017

Cattlemen launch media campaign for comprehensive tax reform WASHINGTON– The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association(NCBA) kick-ed off a media and advertising campaign that will shine a spotlight on how various federal tax provisions impact Ameri-ca’s cattle and beef producers....

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