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Ranching 101



Ranching 101

Ranching 101 seminars give participants practical, sound guidance on the tools and equipment needed to get started in ranching.

While these seminars are designed for people starting off in the ranching business or looking to improve their existing operation, anyone interested in the cattle business is invited to attend. A series schedule is listed below.

All programs are held at the TSCRA Headquarters office located at 1301 West 7th Street, Fort Worth, Texas, 76102. Programs are always on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. If you are planning to attend, please RSVP at 800-242-7820 or rsvp@tscra.org.

Ranching 101 is free to TSCRA members and $20 for non-members.

Upcoming Fort Worth Programs:

January 21, 2014 - Cattle Selection and Buying Basics
Speaker: Dr. Robert Wells, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
Presentation PDF

  • Bull, cow and replacement selection
  • Breed ID and differences
  • Setting goals for your business to determine what kind of animals to buy
  • How and where to buy animals – livestock market vs. private treaty

Feburary 18, 2014 - Developing a Herd Health Plan
Speaker: Dr. Glenn Rogers
Presentation Supplements

  • How to develop a plan
  • Biosecurity
  • Common diseases and their treatment
  • Vaccines and dewormers
  • Record Keeping

March 18, 2014 - Cattle Nutrition
Speaker: ADM Alliance Nutrtion

  • Nutrition needs
  • Bull, pregnant cow, open cow, calf nutrition differences
  • Supplementation options
  • How nutrition affects animal performance

April 15, 2014 - Livestock Marketing
Speaker: Tim Niedecken, TSCRA
Presentation PDF

  • Marketing basics
  • Developing a marketing plan
  • Selling at livestock markets
  • Marketing options

May 20, 2014 - Resource Management
Speaker: Natural Resource Conservation Service and Noble Foundation
Managing Through Drought PDF
Optimizing Forage Utilization PDF
Resource Management: Plan - Monitor - Adjust PDF
Setting Stocking Rates and Developing a Grazing Plan PDF
Understanding Forage Growth and Quality PDF

  • Goals and objectives for your land
  • Resource assessment
  • Forage growth and quality
  • Stocking rates

June 17, 2014 - Rancher Panel Discussion
Want to know how the pros do it? This is your chance to ask!

Resources discussed during the June session:

July 15, 2014 - Production Record Keeping
Presentation PDF

  • What records should be kept
  • How to use records in decision making
  • Using records as a marketing tool
  • Record keeping software options

August 19, 2014 - Plant Identification and Control

  • Plant identification
  • Understanding growth cycles for optimum control
  • Options for control of unwanted plants
  • Options for fertilization of beneficial plants

September 16, 2014 - Texas Beef Council's Role in the Industry
Texas Beef Council's work is vital to the future of our industry. Learn more abou thow they use Beef Checkoff funds to promote beef, educate ranchers and consumers, and fund beef research projects.

October 21, 2014 - Chute Side Demonstration

  • Working cattle through a chute
  • Shots, tagging, dehorning, castration and other processing tasks
  • Cattle Handling

November 18, 2014 - Ranch Accounting and Tax Considerations

  • What records should be kept
  • Accounting and tax practices unique to ranching
  • Software options

December 16, 2014 - Equipment Selection and Use

  • Basic equipment used around the ranch
  • What equipment is needed vs. nice to have
  • Buying equipment; new vs. used
  • Equipment maintenance

Space is limited, so RSVP today by calling 800-242-7820 ext. 192 or email rsvp@tscra.org

Presentations from previous programs


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