Thursday, May 5, 2016
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

WCN Site Search


Preview the Paper Preview the Paper

Preview this week's Paper
A limited number of pages are displayed in this preview.
Preview this Week’s Issue ›
Subscribe Today ›

Lost & Found


VideoFound: Australian shepherd heeler mix, approx 3 years old, near Lake Calaveras, call 210-878-5075
Terrier mix, female, "Marma," missing near F.M. 427/C.R. 537, 30 lbs., orange/red medium length fur, can be extremely shy. Call or text if seen, 210-440-3889.
*Includes FREE photo online! mywcn.com/lostandfound
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

Convenience store in Sutherland Springs is now accepting applications for weekend shifts, some experience needed but not necessary, will train the right person. Applicant must be punctual and ready to work. Apply at 6517 U.S. Hwy. 87 W, Sutherland Springs.
Caregivers needed immediately for the LaVernia area, competitive wages. If you have a heart for the elderly and want to make a difference call 830-629-0509 for details.  
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos





Video Vault ›
You’ve been granted free access to this subscribers only article.

Agriculture Today


Year in Review: Records broken, memories made


Year in Review: Records broken, memories made
Buck Butler of the Nixon Livestock Commission is honored as the first recipient of the Nixon-Smiley Livestock Show Hall of Fame award March 10, 2012, in Nixon.


E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story

Wilson County News
January 22, 2014
6,350 views
Post a comment

Beef prices continue to set records in the new year, due in part to the lowest U.S. inventory of cattle for decades. In 2013, choice wholesale beef prices reached $211.37 per hundredweight May 23, while Texas-fed cattle cash prices reached $132.30 per hundredweight Oct. 26.

The 2013 U.S. corn crop broke the 2009 production record, with 13.93 billion bushels harvested.

Records were also set during the 2013 Wilson County Junior Livestock Show, when almost 500 exhibitors and 835 entries participated in the show last January.

San Antonio Livestock Exposition Trailride Committee members honored included Committee Chairman TW Wheat of Nixon, Committeeman of the Year Dixell Wheat of Nixon, and Volunteer of the Year Emily Martin of La Vernia.

The area bid farewell to two well-known cattlemen, William E. “Buck” Butler, owner of Nixon Livestock Commission; and Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association President Clay Birdwell. Butler passed away in October, and Birdwell died in August.

Recognized during 2013 for their involvement in the ag sector were:

•Bubba and Nancy Jo Cook, honored as the second recipients of the Nixon-Smiley Livestock Show Hall of Fame award March 9 in Nixon.

•Rickey Neill, an agriculture teacher for 25 years, honored by the 69th annual Stockdale Watermelon Jubilee in June.

•Gus and Susan Gonzalez of Poteet, honored as the South Central Texas Independent Cattlemen’s Association Trail Blazer recipients during the annual ICA of Texas convention in Bastrop. Texas Rep. John Kuempel was also awarded the Cattlemen’s Council Award during the June 28 convention.

•Laskowski Ranch of Wilson County, founded in 1891, recognized as the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Family Land Heritage (100 years) honoree in December.

•Carl Hoefelmeyer, who received the Texas Farm Bureau District 12 Pioneer Award during the Texas Farm Bureau’s 80th annual meeting Dec. 8 in San Antonio.

Also during the year, many local people were elected to serve on state organizations, including:

•Jason Peeler, owner of Texana Feeders, elected as a director of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association March 24 in Fort Worth.

•Russell Boening, re-elected as secretary-treasurer of the Texas Farm Bureau, as the organization reached 500,000-member status in 2013.

Ag issues are never quite finished, and as a new year gets under way, the Farm Bill heats up on Capitol Hill. Watch for more developments on this and other agricultural issues affecting the industry in 2014.
 

Your Opinions and Comments


Be the first to comment on this story!


You must be logged in to post a comment.




Not a subscriber?
Subscriber, but no password?
Forgot password?

Agriculture Today Archives


Coupons ag-right
East Central Driving SchoolHeavenly Touch homeAllstate & McBride RealtyVoncille Bielefeld homeTriple R DC Experts

  Copyright © 2007-2016 Wilson County News. All rights reserved. Web development by Drewa Designs.