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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. All will be Trich and fertility tested. We should have several pens of registered Brahman heifers and more than 15 pens of Brahman cross F1’s.  Quite a few of these are tiger-striped. From pairs to young open heifers, we should have everything to stock your ranch. All females will be palpated and have undergone a breeding soundness test.  Everyone is invited to come out Thursday even-ing to view the cattle and enjoy a brisket dinner. The sale begins at 11:00 a.m. on Friday starting with the bulls. We have an outstanding group of bulls this year, maybe the best we have had, with many breeds represented. Lunch will be served during the sale. Join us for a good time and some great cattle.
    The news of the Japa-nese dropping their 38% tariff on U.S. beef should help our domestic market. If you remember, Japan was one of our largest beef markets before bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) emerged. With the BSE hysteria over and the tariffs soon to be halted, U.S. beef will be able to compete there on a level playing field with Aus-tralian and South Ameri-can beef. Include that news with a possible end to the trade war with China and the future outlook for the beef industry certainly looks promising for all segments of our industry.
    If you haven’t heard, we now have a new ICA member in Sabinal. Our President Chloe Wilson and husband Rangler are proud parents of two little girls now with Talulah Jane Wilson arriving in August to join big sister Eleanor on the ranch.

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