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Texas Trails-Jan. 20, 2023

published: January 20th 2023 by: Clay Coppedge source: Southern Livestock Standard

  The first and forgotten Dallas Texans There was a time when the Dallas Cowboys, now called “America’s Team” to the point of annoyance, wasn’t even Dallas’ team. The old Dallas Texans of the late 60s American Football League (AFL) had that distinction, but they weren’t the first Dallas Texans or the first professional  pro football team or the first pro team in Dallas....

Texas Side of Things-Jan. 20, 2023

published: January 20th 2023 by: Jim Banner source: Southern Livestock Standard

As we begin another year, I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting older or busier, but it appears that my merry-go-round of life is spinning like a top these days. On Dec. 19th, I turned 65, and as some people say, the golden years of my life I can now see clearly....

Texas Trails Jan. 6, 2023

published: January 6th 2023 by: Clay Coppedge source: Southern Livestock Standard

We like to think everybody has heard of Popeye, the legendary character of comic strips, cartoons and movies who is sometimes referred to formally as Popeye the Sailor Man, but not everybody knows that Popeye was a Texan....

Just Your Stand Bull-Jan. 6, 2023

published: January 6th 2023 by: Michael Sturgess source: Southern Livestock Standard

HELLO 2023!! Pardon my yelling, but there are numerous indicators that this year promises to be a better year. I mean, what was not to like? We had drought, double digit inflation, rising costs on just about everything… In addition, to these, I started off last year by fracturing my ankle on New Year’s Day....

ICA News for January 2023

published: January 6th 2023 source: Independent Cattlemen’s Association

From the President:   Greetings and Happy New Year!   Hopefully, everyone had a blessed and safe Christmas and New Year’s. We certainly welcome the end of year rain and how nice to have the tanks full....

Weighing the market-Dec. 9, 2022

published: December 9th 2022 by: Wes Ishmael source: Southern Livestock Standard

Prices Rise with Declining Cattle Numbers   Although beef production for this year is record large, demand and narrowing supplies are helped push negotiated cash fed cattle prices to $150.00/cwt....

Texas Trail -Nov. 25

published: November 25th 2022 by: Clay Coppedge

Nearly every frontier town worth its salt in sin had a section of town known as Hell’s Half Acre. San Antonio had one. So did rowdy Tascosa. Austin had a red-light district known as Guy Town. Waco had its Reservation....

Just Your Standard Bull-Nov. 25, 2022

published: November 25th 2022 by: Michael Sturgess source: Southern Livestock Standard

Fall bull sales for November have been exceptional. Since my last column, we have seen several thousand bulls sell at a pace that is near and sometimes better than the prices we saw back in 2014 and 2015, when calf prices reached all-time highs....

ICA News for December 2022

published: November 25th 2022 source: Independent Cattlemen’s Association

Colorado Valley ICA Chapter News   Our Christmas Party will be on Dec. 12th  at the Frisch Auf Country Club, 575 Country Club Dr, La Grange, Texas.  There will be a social hour from 6 to 7 p....

DC News-Nov. 11, 2022

published: November 11th 2022 by: USDA source: Southern Livestock Standard

More than $223 million in grants and loans available to increase competition and and opportunities for meat and poultry processors       OMAHA, November 2, 2022 – U....

Weighing the Market-Nov. 11, 2022

published: November 11th 2022 by: Wes Ishmael source: Southern Livestock Standard

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Texas trails Nov. 11, 2022

published: November 11th 2022 by: Clay Coppedge source: Southern Livestock Standard

The many capitals of Texas The state capital of Texas was not so much a place of government as it was a moving target in its early days. San Felipe, Washington-on-the-Brazos, Harrisburg, Galveston Island, Velasco, Columbia, Houston and even a steamboat....

Texas Side of Things-Nov. 11, 2022

published: November 11th 2022 by: Jim Banner source: Southern Livestock Standard

As our preacher each year says, the opening weekend of deer season is when the great god of camouflage arises and calls all hunters to ascend to their hunting their blinds to worship and pray. Yep, the 2022-23 hunting season for deer has officially begun and although the weather conditions were excellent in the hill country on Saturday, I didn’t hear a lot of shooting so I’m guessing hunters didn’t see a lot this year due to a heavy acorn crop....

Texas Trails Oct. 28, 2022

published: October 28th 2022 by: Clay Coppedge source: Southern Livestock Standard

The old gringo in Texas At the ripe of old age of 71, writer and civil war veteran Ambrose Bierce wrote to his niece, “Goodbye. If you hear of my being stood up against a Mexican stone wall and shot to rags please know that I think that a pretty good way to depart this life....

DC News-Oct. 28, 2022

published: October 28th 2022 source: USDA

New grant program will spur competition and help U.S. farmers address rising costs of fertiilzer       WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2022 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the Biden-Harris Administration is making $500 million in grants available to increase American-made fertilizer production to spur competition and combat price hikes on U....

Just your Standard Bull-Oct. 28, 2022

published: October 28th 2022 by: Michael Sturgess source: Southern Livestock Standard

We are now halfway through the Fall bull sale season, and I’d have to say the market has been very good in anticipation of higher projected calf markets next year. U.S. cowherd herd numbers are certain to be down....

Texas Trails Oct. 14, 2022

published: October 14th 2022 by: Clay Coppedge source: Southern Livestock Standard

The border blasting goat gland doctor Dr. John Romulus Brinkley wasn’t a real doctor, but he played one on the radio. Raised as the son of a respected but poor country doctor in the mountains of western North Carolina, Brinkley was orphaned at age 10 and raised by an aunt....

DC News-Oct. 14, 2022

published: October 14th 2022 by: USDA

USDA announces October 2022 lending rates for agricultural producers WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced loan interest rates for October 2022, which are effective Oct....

Weighing the market Oct. 14, 2022

published: October 14th 2022 by: Wes Ishmael source: Southern Livestock Standard

Cattle supplies are declining, and prices will ultimately move significantly higher, but current global economic uncertainty and nose-bleed high feed costs are stalling price increases.   “The lack of available grazing and a low hay supply is likely to bring cattle to market a few weeks early as many producers are facing conditions that may force them to begin feeding hay earlier than is typical,” says Andrew P....

Texas side of things October 2022

published: October 14th 2022 by: Jim Banner source: Southern Livestock Standard

Here is how I see it….my calendar shows we are in October, but my thermometer shows it’s more like late June. I just don’t get it! Normally I don’t like to complain, especially in my column, but dang it, I’m getting tired of these 95-degree days but I still love this great state so I guess I will stay and wait it out....

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