cattle fever tick

Texas Department of Ag reopens Cattle Fever Tick spray boxes

· August 10, 2018

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has reversed his earlier decision to shut down the use of Cattle Fever Tick spray boxes and will allow the boxes to reopen for a period of 45 days until a permanent solution is worked out. “After working with representatives from the Texas cattle industry and our state and federal […]

TSCRA: Cattle Fever Tick spray box shut down wrong decision

· August 1, 2018

Not everyone was pleased with Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller’s decision this week to shut down Cattle Fever Tick spray box operations. Robert McKnight, Jr., president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) issued the following statement in response to an announcement that the Texas Department of Agriculture is shutting down the use […]

Texas Ag Commissioner ceases Cattle Fever Tick spray boxes

· July 31, 2018

After a personal inspection at a ranch in South Texas Monday, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller shut down a Cattle Fever Tick spray box operation and ordered the remaining 15 spray boxes also shut down. These spray boxes apply a high-powered insecticide called Co-Ral, at seven times the recommended agriculture rate, to combat ticks that […]

USCA asks Perdue to help eradicate cattle fever ticks

· May 22, 2017

The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) is requesting help from Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to help offset the the costs associated with eradicating cattle fever ticks. The USCA is seeking immediate funding of up to $6 million to help prevent the spread of this significant threat to the U.S. cattle industry. USCA Animal Health […]

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