TSCRA to host ranch gatherings in Central Texas

The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) will host ranch gatherings in Giddings on Sept. 26 and Fredericksburg Sept. 27. Registration is free for both events and anyone interested in what’s going on in the cattle business is invited to attend. Read more…

TSCRA offers free BQA training in Gatesville

Beef producers can get free training to help them become more competitive by attending the Texas Beef Quality Producer (TBQP) program in Gatesville, Thursday, July 14, at the Coryell Activities Complex from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Read more…

Checkoff encourages producers to be proactive in Beef Quality Assurance

The beef checkoff continues to encourage beef and dairy producers to be proactive when it comes to Beef Quality Assurance (BQA): learning about best practices and how to utilize them to help produce safe, wholesome beef for consumers. BQA raises consumer confidence by demonstrating a commitment to quality within every segment of the beef industry — not just at the feedlot or packing plant. Read more…

TAHC adopts revisions to Texas’ cattle trich program

The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) adopted revisions to Texas’ cattle trichomoniasis program during the quarterly Commission Meeting on Oct. 5. Bovine trichomoniasis, or trich, is a venereal disease found in cattle, but does not affect humans or other livestock. Infected breeding bulls continue to appear and act normal. Only testing by a veterinary practitioner will confirm the presence or absence of the disease. Read more…

Cattle theft prevention, land ownership to headline TSCRA ranch gathering in Potter County

Join Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) for a ranch gathering on Tuesday, Oct. 12, at Frying Pan Ranch in Bushland, Texas. The gathering will begin at 6 p.m. with registration followed by a free beef dinner and presentations, including a legislative update and a discussion on how to protect your property and livestock from theft from a TSCRA Special Ranger. Read more…

Transmission line seminar in Cleburne offers information and options for landowners

The Texas Wildlife Association (TWA) and TSCRA are teaming up to offer landowners an educational seminar featuring expert information on the electric transmission line process (CREZ) and options for private landowners who may be impacted by the proposed transmission line routes. The seminar is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 13, in Cleburne at the Johnson County Cattle Auction. Read more…

Texas Beef Leaders of Tomorrow contest featured in video

This video includes highlights from the 2010 Texas Beef Leaders of Tomorrow contest, what categories these young beef ambassadors compete in and what the participants represent as they advance to the national level. Read more…

Transmission line seminar offers information and options for landowners

The Texas Wildlife Association (TWA) and TSCRA are teaming up to offer landowners an educational seminar featuring expert information on the electric transmission line process (CREZ) and options for private landowners who may be impacted by the proposed transmission line routes. The seminar is scheduled for Oct. 8 in Kerrville at the UGRA Guadalupe Basin Natural Resources Center. Future meetings are scheduled for Cleburne and Lubbock. All seminars are free and open to the public. Read more…

Five Nations Beef Alliance Young Ranchers Program announced for 2011

The future of the cattle industry is in the hands of the young. Established in 2010, a new program under the Five Nations Beef Alliance attracts brings together young leaders from Australia, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand and the U.S. who are passionate about the future direction of the beef industry. The program is open to anyone ages 18 to 35 who is involved in the cattle industry. The next meeting is scheduled in Denver on Jan. 8-15, 2011. The deadline for registration is Dec. 15, 2010. For more information, contact Stacy Fox at 800-242-7820 ext. 145.

Cattlemen’s Field Day in Pampa cancelled

The Cattlemen’s Field Day scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 8, in Pampa has been cancelled. We will announce a new date for the field days when it is available.

Join TSCRA for a Ranch Gathering in your area!

TSCRA is holding Ranch Gatherings on Sunday, Sept. 5 The Knolle Farm and Ranch in Sandia, the Bradley 3 Ranch in Memphis on Sept. 9 and on Sept. 23 in Fredericksburg. Check out our Events Calendar for more information and to RSVP.

Texas Agricultural Land Trust Hosts “Saving Family Lands” Seminars

To help farmers and ranchers keep their land intact and pass it on to the next generation, the Texas Agricultural Land Trust (TALT) is hosting two “Saving Family Lands” Seminars.” The three-hour seminar, which is designed for landowners, CPAs, attorneys and anyone else who deals with the issues inherent in passing family land on to future generations, will be taught by Steve Small, who is the nation’s leading authority on private land protection options and strategies. The first seminar will be held in San Antonio on Sept. 21. The second seminar will be held in Fort Worth on Sept. 22. Read more…

TSCRA offers free Cattlemen’s Field Days in Knox, Gray and Wilbarger Counties

Ranchers in the Knox, Gray and Wilbarger County areas are invited to attend a free Cattlemen’s Field Day hosted by TSCRA. The field days will take place Wednesday, Sept. 8, at the Gray County Extension Office in Pampa, Thursday, Sept. 9, at the Wooden Nickel Activity Center in Knox City and Friday, Sept. 10 at the Wilbarger County Auditorium in Vernon. Read more…

Young cattle raisers gather for free program on ranch business management tools

More than 30 young cattle raisers gathered this afternoon in the TSCRA headquarters Brand Room for the August Young Leadership Series, sponsored by Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health. The Saturday session is expected to draw more than 40 young cattle raisers to the full-day event. TSCRA’s Young Leadership Series program, sponsored by Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health, provides educational opportunities for cattle raisers and supporters of the beef production industry, ages 19 to 39. Read more…

TSCRA Event Calendar

Aug. 30-Transmission Line Seminar, San Angelo, Texas. Aug. 31-TSCRA Ranch Gathering, Santa Fe, Texas. Aug. 31-Joint Issues Forum: Groundwater Ownership, San Angelo, Texas. Sept. 1-Transmission Line Seminar, Wichita Falls, Texas. Sept. 5-TSCRA Ranch Gathering, Sandia, Texas. Sept. 9-TSCRA Ranch Gathering, Bradley 3 Ranch, Texas. Sept. 21-Saving Family Lands Seminar, San Antonio, Texas. Sept. 22-Saving Family Lands Seminar, Fort Worth, Texas. Sept. 22-Joint Issues Forum: Groundwater Ownership, Bryan, Texas. Sept. 23-TSCRA Ranch Gathering, Fredericksburg, Texas. Sept. 29-Moving from Production to Profit in Ranching Workshop, Decatur, Texas. Sept. 29-Moving from Production to Profit in Ranching Workshop, Commerce, Texas. Sept. 29-Oct. 1-TSCRA Fall Meeting, Austin, Texas. Read more…

Transmission line seminars offer information and options for landowners

The Texas Wildlife Association (TWA) and the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) are teaming up to offer landowners a series of five educational seminars featuring expert information on the electric transmission line process (CREZ) and options for private landowners who may be impacted by the proposed transmission line routes. The first seminar is scheduled for Aug. 30 in San Angelo at the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center. Read more…

Register today to take advantage of the personalized DISC analysis and fall meeting registration discounts!

Join the TSCRA Young Leadership Series (YLS) for a professional development workshop Oct.1 to 2 at the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown in Austin. To qualify for TSCRA Fall Meeting registration discounts, registration for the YLS must be completed by today, Aug. 13. For more information, visit the YLS website at 

Extension expert: Keep expenses in check when in cattle business

Watching the bottom line in an operation is more important than ever in the cattle business, and there’s not much room for equipment-related purchases that aren’t absolutely necessary. On average, cow-calf producers operate on something around a $40 per calf profit margin, said Dr. Ron Gill, AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist and associate department head for the department of animal science at Texas A&M. Gill reminded producers to be mindful of operation expenses. Read more…

Young Leadership Series meeting registration deadline nearing for October meeting

Join the TSCRA Young Leadership Series (YLS) for a professional development workshop Oct.1 to 2 at the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown in Austin. To qualify for TSCRA Fall Meeting registration discounts, registration for the YLS must be completed by Aug. 13. For more information, visit the YLS website at tscra.org.

Gathering in Abilene to focus on cattle theft prevention and legislative discussions

Gathering in Abilene to focus on cattle theft prevention and legislative discussions Join TSCRA for a ranch gathering on Thursday, Aug. 12, at the Big Country Hall, Taylor County Expo Center in Abilene. The gathering will begin at 6 p.m. with registration followed by a free beef dinner and presentations. Read more…