Summer Meeting in Fredericksburg underway

TSCRA’s Summer Meeting in Fredericksburg began Wednesday evening with a welcome reception at the Fredericksburg Brewing Company biergarten. Attendees enjoyed beautiful weather while catching up with other cattle raisers. Thursday morning began early with committee meetings that ran until noon. Some attendees enjoyed a trip to Wildseed Farms and others heard about the latest TSCRA membership business at an Association Promotion Committee luncheon. More committee meetings followed in the afternoon, and the day was capped off with a dinner at the Nimitz Museum. Read more…

Cattlemen’s Column: Ranchers trump politicians and activists when it comes to cattle care

TSCRA President Joe Parker Jr. talks government involvement in the regulation of animal agriculture, including mandates regarding animal care and production practices. No one knows more about the ranching industry than America’s ranchers themselves. This is why ranchers need to band together to fight unfounded and irresponsible lawmaking led by enemies of animal agriculture. Read more…

More cattle found slaughtered in Rogers Co.

The investigation into stolen and slaughtered cattle in Rogers County, Okla., continues to grow. A third cow was found butchered near the Rogers County town of Chelsea two weeks ago. Now two more animals have been killed. For the second time in a year, rancher Joe Bickford has been victimized by cattle rustlers. This time four cows were stolen and a rancher near Chelsea also found two of his cattle slaughtered on his property, Monday. Read more…

Anthrax confirmed in white-tailed deer near Uvalde

The first confirmed case of anthrax in Texas for 2012 has been detected in an adult white-tailed male deer near the city of Uvalde in Uvalde County. At this time no domestic livestock are involved. Anthrax is a bacterial disease caused by Bacillus anthracis, a naturally-occurring organism with worldwide distribution, including Texas. It is not uncommon for anthrax to be diagnosed in livestock or wildlife in the Southwest part of the state. In recent years, cases have been primarily confined to a triangular area bordering the towns of Uvalde, Ozona and Eagle Pass. Read more…

Entry requirements for cervids modified

As specified by the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC), effective immediately, red deer, Cervus elaphus, and sika deer, Cervus nippon, are considered “susceptible species” for chronic wasting disease (CWD) and must meet the same entry requirements as other cervid species regulated by the agency, such as elk and moose. Read more…

It’s what’s for dinner: Bistro beef steak

Treat Dad this Father’s Day with a flavorful bistro beef steak that cooks up in 30 minutes or less! Read more…