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The Texas Side Of Things

published: August 20th 2021 by: Jim Banner

Two weeks ago, I attended the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course and once again I was amazed at the enthusiasm to learn by the attendees during the two days I was there.  I know many times in the past I have praised the outstanding job that Dr....

Texas Trails

published: August 20th 2021 by: Clay Coppedge

The best all-brothers team in Texas history       Right in the middle of one of the worst hard time this country ever had, the 1930s, nine brothers from Hye, Texas rose above the doom and the dust to give their community something to cheer about—baseball....

D.C. News...

published: August 20th 2021 source: USDA

USDA announces program to help heirs resolve land ownership, succession Source: USDA     The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing $67 million in competitive loans through the new Heirs’ Property Relending Program (HPRP), which aims to help agricultural producers and landowners resolve heirs’ land ownership and succession issues....

Weighing The Market

published: August 20th 2021 by: Wes Ishmael

Cattle prices poised for extended run higher Cash calf and feeder cattle prices continue catching up to futures market optimism as supply fundamentals improve. In fact, CattleFax analysts say cattle prices should remain on a higher trend at least through 2025....

Texas Crop, Weather

published: August 20th 2021 by: Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Today source: Texas AgriLife Today

Emi Kimura, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension state peanut specialist, Vernon, said despite delays, fewer planted acres and slow progress, Texas peanut growers were expecting above-average yields.     Kimura said the season started with planting delays due to very wet conditions....

Just Your Standard Bull...

published: August 6th 2021 by: Michael Sturgess

At the time of this writing, I am sitting in our booth at the annual Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course. The date is August 3, 2021. It’s been great to get to see producers and vendors in person....

Texas Trails

published: August 6th 2021 by: Clay Coppedge

Wired Up in Texas     A man named John W. Gates went to San Antonio in 1876 with a new product to sell, something that inventor Joseph F. Glidden of Illinois called “barbed wire.” To get potential customers’ attention, Gates and partner Pete McManus rented Military Plaza, constructed a corral made entirely of barbed wire and filled it with Longhorn cattle....

D.C. News...

published: August 6th 2021

House agriculture hearing pushes for more hook space Washington--Recently, the U.S. House Agriculture Subcommittee on Live-stock and Foreign Agri-culture held a hearing to examine urgent challenges within the beef supply chain....

Letters to the Editor

published: August 6th 2021

The following letter was sent to Southern Livestock Standard and represents the writer’s experience and opinion. An open letter to various cattle producers and breed association representatives:     I am a purebred/commercial cattle operator....

Executive Director’s Report

published: August 6th 2021 by: Bill Hyman source: ICA Of Texas

Thanks to rainfall across the state, almost every area has had sufficient rain. West and parts of North Texas still need moisture but the rest of Texas is perfect. Every-where you go we are seeing hay balers hard at work....

President’s Address

published: August 6th 2021 by: Brad Cotton source: ICA Of Texas

Howdy friends,     It is hard to believe we are moving in to the month of August. Our pastures look great, cattle are fat, ponds are full and we have had relatively cool weather. There is so much to be thankful for including a rise in cattle prices....

Chapter Happenings Around The Lone Star State

published: August 6th 2021 source: ICA Of Texas

South Central Texas Independent Cattlemen s Association news     Hello from our South Central Texas Independent Cattlemen’s Association (SCTICA) chapter representing Wilson, Atascosa, Bexar and Karnes counties....

Texas Crop, Weather

published: August 6th 2021 by: Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Today source: Texas AgriLife Today

Out-of-control weeds are the latest challenge to hit Texas producers among the negative effects related to untimely rains since late spring, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert....

Just Your Standard Bull...

published: April 2nd 2021 by: Michael Sturgess

If March is mad, what is April?     The month of March was busy with spring bull sales, replacement female sales and even purebred female sales. Prices were mainly up across the board—especially for bulls....

Texas Trails

published: April 2nd 2021 by: Clay Coppedge

Tall Tales     The original Long Tall Texans might have been the Shields Brothers of White Rock, Texas. Stack-ed atop each other, head-to-toe, Shadrack (Shade), Guss, Frank and Jack Shields would have measured almost 32 feet, according to circus promoter P....

D.C. News...

published: April 2nd 2021

APHIS steps back on mandatory RFID tags After reviewing 944 public comments on a July 2020 notice that proposed to approve Radio Fre-quency Identification (RFID) as the official eartag for use in interstate movement of cattle, the U....

Executive Director’s Report

published: April 2nd 2021 by: Bill Hyman source: ICA Of Texas

Once again the Texas Legislature is considering over 5,500 new bills. Many of these bills are repeats that have been proposed several times in past sessions. Some of the bills are unique to a certain locale or a specific local purpose....

Chapter Happenings Around The Lone Star State

published: April 2nd 2021 source: ICA Of Texas

South Central  Texas Chapter     The South Central Texas ICA Officers and Board of Directors are looking forward to seeing its members on April 6, 2021, in Floresville at the Wilson County Expo and Community Center  with a meal starting at 6:30 pm....

President’s Address

published: April 2nd 2021 by: Brad Cotton source: ICA Of Texas

Howdy folks and friends,     The year is definitely moving by fast. The big storm has come and gone, bluebonnets are everywhere and the landscape has turned from brown to green. God is good!     This past month I was able to do another first....

Texas Crop, Weather

published: April 2nd 2021 by: Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Today

AgriLife Extension district reporters compiled the following summaries:     CENTRAL: Soil moisture conditions were deteriorating somewhat following another generally dry and very windy week....

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