Early voting begins Monday; TSCRA PAC election recommendations now available

Early voting for the Texas Primary is May 14-25. Click here to view the TSCRA PAC’s election recommendations. The list only includes candidates that have primary opponents and that are supported by the TSCRA PAC. Candidates without primary opponents are not listed. Read more…

TSCRA will host a gathering in Graford May 24

Join the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) for a ranch gathering Thursday, May 24, at Holt River Ranch in Graford. A reception will kick off the gathering at 5:30 p.m., followed by a complimentary barbecue dinner courtesy of Pfizer Animal Health, catered by Hard Eight Bar-B-Que. Texas State Sen. Craig Estes and Rep. Jim Keffer will give updates on the upcoming Texas legislative session and discuss issues that will affect Texas ranchers and landowners. Read more…

Passing of Presnall “Grady” Cage

Presnall “Grady” Cage passed away on May 9, 2012, after a courageous 13-year battle against cancer. Grady, the son of TSCRA Director Presnall C. Cage, grew up on his family’s south Texas ranch in Falfurrias. He was proud of his involvement with TSCRA and the National Beef Cattleman’s Association, and was selected to represent TSCRA at the 2006 Young Cattlemen’s Conference. A memorial service celebrating Grady’s life was held Friday morning at Alamo Heights United Methodist Church in San Antonio. Read more…

Grazing lease and liability workbook available at TSCRA Education Center

A workbook covering grazing lease and liability topics is now available for download at TSCRA’s Education Center. In order to download or view the content, you must create an account if you were not a 2012 school attendee. Sort or search for “leasing” in sessions topics to find the workbook. Presentations from TSCRA’s 2012 School for Successful Ranching sessions and other educational content are now available on the Cattle Raisers Education Center. Read more…

TSCRA Crime Watch: Saddles stolen in Panhandle area

TSCRA Special Ranger Ben Eggleston has reported the theft of 5 saddles from a Pampa property in Gray County. Read more…

Americans want additional nutrition data on food labels

More Americans want additional information on nutrition labels than two years ago while confidence in the safety of U.S. food is unchanged, according to a survey released Thursday by an industry-backed research group. Read more…

USMEF: Beef results mixed in first quarter growth

The value of beef exports for the quarter rose 4 percent to $1.25 billion on 10 percent lower volumes at 266,388 metric tons. Beef export volume in March of 89,803 metric tons was 23 percent lower than last year but up 3 percent from February. March export value of $438.5 million was down 8 percent year-over-year but was 7 percent higher than the previous month. Read more…

U.S. Drought Monitor, May 8, 2012

Reductions in the coverage of exceptional and extreme drought were made across western Texas and southeastern New Mexico. Rains this week were not exceptional, but a recent wet pattern has helped to alleviate some of the dryness across that region. Heavy rains across central Texas, occurring right up to the data-cutoff, prompted improvements there, but poor groundwater storage and slowly responding reservoir levels continue to mitigate the recovery, so the only modest reductions in coverage were indicated. Read more…