Monday, October 22, 2007

TCFA Convention

Yesterday was another day of travel. After church and lunch I drove to San Antonio. It is about 530 miles.

On the way down I stopped in Kerrville for a bite to eat and ran into a couple from my home town. They also were headed to the TCFA Convention. Then after checking into the Crowne Plaza I turned around and saw 9 more people that live within 10 miles of me.

I am certain that a majority of the attendees will be from the Texas Panhandle area because that is where most of the cattle feeding occurs within the state. There are feedyards scattered throughout the state but the majority are in the Panhandle.

Some of the "hot" topics for this year's convention are 1) the impact of ethanol on cattle feeding, 2) animal activism and 3) export markets. The first one is really the only "new" topic. It seems like year after year there is concern over export markets and animal activism.

4 comments:

Janie said...

Did you drive through Midland and not call? ;)

Panhandle Poet said...

Janie: I stayed east. Lubbock to Sweetwater and south.

WomanHonorThyself said...

I was recently in San Antonio as well~!

The Hermit said...

I heard a story on the radio not long ago about so much corn being used in ethanol that the price of tortillas in Mexico was going up. Apparently corn importation to Mexico is controlled by a single company, and if they pay more for corn, the peasants pay more for corn. I doubt the folks down there are very happy with ethanol production, but it's the wave of the future.

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