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Just Your Standard Bull

published: April 7th 2017 by: Michael Sturgess

This is a great country we live in. Sure, we have our share of kooks and oddities just like anywhere else. But we all share so many freedoms—like the freedom of choice. The freedom to choose which direction you want to go, what you want to buy, eat, drink, engage in or abstain from....

Texas Tales

published: April 7th 2017 by: Mike Cox

Living "the life of Riley" is a near-extinct expression dating from the early 20th century meaning the person referred to enjoys a life of ease with everything pretty much always going his way....

D.C. News...

published: April 7th 2017

U.S. beef industry urges changes in beef access to China and GIPSA  From National Cattlemen’s Beef Association WASHINGTON – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) sent a coalition letter on March 27th to President Donald Trump, urging him to raise the restoration of U....

Executive Director’s Report...

published: April 7th 2017 by: Bill Hyman source: ICA of Texas

Well it looks like we won’t be poisoning any feral hogs for a while, based on the support which Rep. Lynn Stuckey’s bill (HB 3451-Stucky) has received in the Texas House. The bill requires a study to determine if the warfarin based feral hog bait (Kaput) is a danger to other species....

President’s Address

published: April 7th 2017 by: Brian Malaer source: ICA of Texas

Your ICA officers, directors and staff were at the Capitol the first week in April talking to lawmakers about pending bills and rural concerns. We were met by our representatives, senators and their respective staffers....

Chapter Happenings Around The Lone Star State

published: April 7th 2017 source: ICA of Texas

South Central ICA By Laurie Miller South Central Indepen-dent Cattlemen’s Associa-tion (SCTICA) will hold its April meeting in Seguin, Texas, on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at its 12th annual Buck Taylor SCTICA Benefit Team Roping....

Texas Tales

published: February 27th 2017

Christmas in Texas back during what came to be called “the panic of ‘06" was a bit more austere than the holidays have been of late. My late granddad L.A. Wilke, told me about a decidedly Dickinson-esque Christmas Eve he experienced as a boy in 1906....

Just Your Standard Bull

published: February 17th 2017 by: Michael Sturgess

This month’s column is entitled “The patience to see it through.” Its applications are numerous, so hang with me through the end—patience, patience…. This topic has really been on my mind these days because I have been knee deep in the insurmountable heap of paperwork I use to mate cows at the ranch....

Texas Tales

published: February 17th 2017 source: Mike Cox

Back in the early 1920s, a dead squirrel was as negotiable as coins or paper money in the Big Thicket. And given his prowess with a rifle, Sim Collins knew he'd never go hungry. Sure, the law might catch up with him some day, but if he had his Winchester with him, he didn't figure on going to jail....

D.C. News...

published: February 17th 2017

Landowner wins case against Army Corps WASHINGTON (Jan. 27, 2017) – Earlier this week, landowners scored a victory when a federal district court ruled against the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) for incorrectly claiming jurisdiction over private property....

Executive Director’s Report...

published: February 17th 2017 by: Bill Hyman source: ICA of Texas

The fever tick battle in South Texas continues. Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) personnel, along with United States Department of Agriculture staff, are working non-stop to identify and contain the dreaded tick in the Live Oak county area....

Chapter Happenings Around The Lone Star State

published: February 17th 2017 source: ICA of Texas

East Texas ICA The East Texas ICA Chapter counties include: Anderson, Angelina, Bra-zos, Cherokee, Freestone, Henderson, Houston, Le-on, Limestone, Madi-son, Panola, Robertson, Rusk, Shelby, Trinity, and Walker....

President’s Address

published: February 17th 2017 by: Brian Malaer source: ICA of Texas

Last week our family spent several days at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. We were in the steer barn along with several thousand other contestants and families all hoping to win the grand champion ribbon....

Texas Crop, Weather...

published: February 17th 2017

Field preparations for spring planting ongoing in southern regions of Texas CORPUS CHRISTI — Dr. Carlos Fernandez, Texas A&M AgriLife Research agronomist, Corpus Christi, said cropland preparations in the area are on target and fields look good amid favorable conditions....

The Texas Side Of Things...

published: January 27th 2017 by: Jim Banner

You can always tell when the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo is just around the corner because everyone in our office starts moving just a little bit faster. But that’s okay, because we all look forward to this annual event and this year is no different because it’s a great time to renew friendships and see some great cattle....

Texas Tales

published: January 27th 2017 by: Mike Cox

On April 30, 1598, members of Juan de Onate’s expedition had every right to be thankful. For 50 days, Onate's 500-person entrada had endured the Chihuahuan Desert. It rained almost constantly during the first seven days of their trek north from Mexico....

D.C. News...

published: January 27th 2017

Cattlemen support nomination of Gov. Perdue to lead U.S. Department of Agriculture  WASHINGTON--Tracy Brunner, president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, released the following statement in support of President Trump’s nomination of former Gov....

Weighing The Market

published: January 27th 2017 by: Wes and Sharla Ishmael

Cattle prices continue higher Cattle feeders’ aggressiveness in marketing fed cattle is paying dividends to them and those supplying them. First, feedlots appear to be more current than they’ve been in more than a year, which provides increasing market leverage....

Just Your Standard Bull

published: January 13th 2017 by: Michael Sturgess

Happy New Year everybody. I trust you all enjoyed some well-deserved time off with friends and family over the holiday season. And I further hope the only thing strange you encountered was the weird weather....

Texas Tales

published: January 13th 2017 by: Mike Cox

Texans still enjoy hunting deer and turkey in the fall and winter, especially around the holidays, but when it comes to harvesting game, that’s about the only similarity between today and yesterday....

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