This week is your last chance to pre-register for Convention Weekend!

Pre-registration prices expire Friday, March 16, 2012! We have 3 ways for you to register for Convention Weekend and the School for Successful Ranching, so take advantage of these special discounts now. Read more…

APHIS proposes new bovine import regulations in line with international animal health standards

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced March 9 that it is seeking public review and comment on a proposal to complete efforts to modernize the agency’s import regulations for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), also known as mad cow disease. This proposal is an important step forward in efforts to bring import regulations in line with science-based, international animal health standards. Read more…

U.S. Rep. John Carter: Saving our Border Beef

In this week’s issue of NCBA’s Beltway Beef, U.S. Rep. John Carter, Dist. 31, Texas, discusses keeping ranchers and landowners living on the U.S.-Mexico border safe and ways of allowing the border economy to flourish. Read more…

Cow-Calf Corner: Take advantage of the drought of 2011

The hot, dry weather of 2011 across the Southern Plains certainly created a hardship for commercial cow calf operations that are short of standing and stored forage. Water supplies also are limited in many areas. It is difficult to see a silver-lining to this “lack of clouds”. However, some producers are using this as an opportunity to tighten the management and change the genetic makeup in their cow herd. Read more…

Finding and controlling invasive-plants? There’s an app for that

The Forest Service has added an iPhone/iPad application called “Invasive Plants in Southern Forests: Identification and Management” to its strategy of reducing nonnative invasive plants in the South. The free app will allow more people to get involved in eradicating foreign plants, which, along with nonnative animals and pathogens, harm water supplies. They also harm native plants, wildlife, livestock and property in both rural and urban areas at a cost of about $138 billion annually. Read more…

TSCRA Event Calendar

March 15: Monthly Dilley Luncheon, Pacho Garcia Cafe, Dilley, Texas March 20: Bowie Cattlemen’s Meeting, Bowie, Texas March 20: Ranching 101, Topic: Resource Management, Fort Worth, Texas March 30-April 1, 2012: TSCRA Convention Weekend, Fort Worth, Texas April 10: Beef Quality Producer Training, Cameron, Texas April 11: Beef Quality Producer Training, Meridian, Texas April 17: Ranching 101, Topic: Facilities/Processing,  Fort Worth, Texas May 8: Beef Quality Producer Training, Bowie, Texas May 10: TSCRA Cattlemen’s Lunch, Wichita Falls, Texas May 15: Beef Quality Producer Training, Brady, Texas May 15: Ranching 101, Topic: Marketing, Fort Worth, Texas