Upon request of the Texas cattle industry, the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) will conduct a referendum on the establishment of a refundable assessment on cattle sales or ownership transfer in Texas.
Only an individual or legal business entity who has owned cattle any time in Texas from June 6, 2013 to June 6, 2014 is eligible to vote in the referendum.
Eligible Texas producers of cattle will vote to determine if a refundable maximum assessment of $1 per head of cattle will be collected at each point of ownership transfer.
The referendum will be held by physical balloting. Ballots will be available at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service county offices beginning June 2. Eligible producers may vote at county offices June 2-6 during each office’s regular business hours. If an eligible producer is unable to access a county office, beginning May 19, a ballot may be requested from TDA until no later than June 2.
Questions? Contact Texas A&M AgriLife Extension-Karnes County, 830-780-3906 or 115 N Market, Karnes City, TX 78118.