TSCRA Past President William C. “Bill” Donnell

TSCRA Past President William C. “Bill” Donnell passed away at his home in Alpine on Sunday, April 15. A memorial service will be held at the ranch in Marathon on Thursday, April 19, at 12:00 noon. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the Roxana H. Donnell Memorial Nursing Endowment at Sul Ross State University, Box C13, Alpine, Texas 79832. Read more…

NRCS announces wildlife conservation efforts to benefit Lesser Prairie Chicken

Private landowners and operators in the Southern Plains and Panhandle regions of Texas have an opportunity to apply for a new conservation funding source announced recently by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. The announcement of the Working Lands for Wildlife partnership creates a $33 million partnership with farmers, ranchers and forest landowners to use innovative approaches to restore and protect the habitats for wildlife, including seven at-risk species and other vulnerable game species. Read more…

Cow-Calf Corner, 4-16-12: Summer stocker prospects; Spring storms and your herd; Proper injection sites

Springtime topics are covered in this issue of Cow-Calf Corner from the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service. Record high stocker prices this spring have producers and their lenders nervous about the financial exposure of summer stockers. Spring is also thunderstorm season, which means cleaning up after high winds or tornadoes and possibly losing valuable cattle. Many ranchers may also be preparing for spring calf roundups, so be sure you’re administering those injections correctly. Read more…

TSCRA Event Calendar

April 19: Dilley Luncheon, Pacho Garcia Cafe, Dilley, Texas May 2: TSCRA Ranch Gathering, Grayson Pipkin Ranch, Beaumont, Texas May 8: TSCRA Ranch Gathering, Bonds Ranch, Saginaw, 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 May 17: Dilley Luncheon, Pacho Garcia Café, Dilley, Texas May 17: TSCRA Ranch Gathering, Washington-on-the Brazos, Texas May 24: TSCRA Ranch Gathering, Holt River Ranch Pavilion, Graford, Texas May 31: TSCRA Ranch Gathering, Bowie Community Center, Bowie, Texas June 13-15: TSCRA Summer Meeting, Fredericksburg, Texas