What’s The Safest Way To Protect Texas Cattle From Fever Ticks? By Texas Standard • Aug 9, 2018 TweetShareGoogle+Email Cattle are grazing on an irrigated pasture southwest of College Station on the Texas A&M AgriLife Research/Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service farm. AgriLife Today/Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller banned the use of spray boxes that ranchers use to deliver insecticide to cattle. Many ranchers, along with the agency that administers the program, say it’s safe. Listen Listening... / 5:44 TweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread.