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TSCRA News Release: 2015 Cattle Raisers Convention Scheduled for March 27-29 in Fort Worth

Convention2015graphicVicente Fox, Past President of Mexico, to be Keynote Speaker

Fort Worth, Texas – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) announced today that the 138th annual Cattle Raisers Convention, the biggest ranching industry event of the year, is scheduled for March 27-29, 2015 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas.

Vicente Fox, president of Mexico from 2000 to 2006, will be the keynote speaker at the opening general session. He will share stories of his prior experiences working to build a strong relationship between the United States and Mexico. Fox will also take questions from cattle raisers at the close of his speech.

Former First Lady Laura Bush has been invited to speak at the opening general session of the Convention. Bush is actively involved in issues of national and global concern, with a particular emphasis on education, health care, human rights and the preservation of our nation’s heritage. Bush will discuss her role as a founder of “Taking Care of Texas,” which is an organization that promotes successful land, water and wildlife conservation practices.

Sylvia Longmire, Author of “Border Insecurity,” will also speak at the general opening session on the challenges of border security and illegal immigration issues. Longmire is a retired Air Force Captain and former Special Agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.

Additionally, the School for Successful Ranching and issues sessions will feature 25 educational programs and a world-class lineup of subject matter experts who will provide insights into current ranching topics and practical tools attendees can take back to their ranch.

The Cattle Raisers Expo is the largest annual ranching exposition in the region and will play host to more than 200 companies bringing the newest products and services to ranchers and landowners. A new addition for the 2015 Expo will be live cattle handling demonstrations, which will take place inside the Fort Worth Convention Center. The demonstrations will teach attendees how to handle cattle in a safe, low-stress manner.

Rounding out the program are entertainment options such as the Cattle Raisers Dinner and Dance, Young Cattle Raisers’ After Party, the Texas Beef Council Fun Run and Walk, and the closing Luncheon Swing Riders Show featuring Doc and Mike Blakely.

“We’re looking forward to another great Cattle Raisers Convention,” said Pete Bonds, TSCRA president. “The unique combination of speakers and educational programs, focused on issues of importance to ranchers, makes this a can’t-miss event for any cattle raiser or landowner.”

Day registration begins at only $100. The Cattle Raisers Convention full registration includes:

  • Access to the Cattle Raisers Expo, including lunch on Friday and Saturday, and Friday’s welcome reception
  • Opening General Session and Closing General Session Luncheon
  • All School for Successful Ranching programs
  • All information sessions hosted by TSCRA committees
  • Cattle Raisers Dance and Dinner

The Cattle Raisers Convention hotels are within easy walking distance of the Convention Center. Rooms are expected to book quickly, so those interested should register as soon as possible.

More information and registration links are available at www.tscra.org/convention.

All members of the media are invited to attend. For media registration, please contact Laramie Adams at ladams@tscra.org.

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TSCRA is a 138-year-old trade association and is the largest and oldest livestock organization based in Texas. TSCRA has more than 16,500 beef cattle operations, ranching families and businesses as members. These members represent approximately 50,000 individuals directly involved in ranching and beef production who manage 4 million head of cattle on 76 million acres of range and pasture land primarily in Texas and Oklahoma, but throughout the Southwest.

TSCRA News Release: TSCRA Ranch Rodeo Scheduled in Duncan Feb. 13-14

Fort Worth, Texas – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association announced today that they will host a ranch rodeo on Feb. 13-14 at the Stephens County Fair and Expo Center in Duncan, Okla. Each ranch rodeo performance will begin at 7:00 p.m. 

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TSCRA Cattlemen’s Column: National Beef Checkoff – A Successful Grassroots Program

CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

January 20, 2015

By: Richard Thorpe III, First Vice President, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association  

In 1985, the United States Congress passed the Farm Bill, which in-turn created the Beef Promotion and Research Act. Creation of this Act gave American beef producers the ability to create a . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Authorities Searching for Suspects in Osage County Cattle Theft Case

Wynona, Okla. – Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Bart Perrier and the Osage County Sheriff’s Department are seeking information on the theft of 12 head of calves that were stolen sometime between Tues., Nov. 11, 2014 and Wed., Nov. 19, 2014. from an Osage County rancher located near Wynona, Okla.  

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TSCRA News Release: Ardmore Man Convicted of Knowingly Concealing Stolen Cattle

Waurika, Okla. – An Ardmore, Okla., man was convicted on Dec. 16, 2014 after knowingly concealing stolen property (cattle) in Jefferson County. Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Bart Perrier led the investigation. 

Cody Wayne Blalock, 28, was convicted after he sold two steers, in the summer of . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: TSCRA Submits Comments Opposing Importation of Beef from Northern Argentina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Dec. 22, 2014
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Fort Worth, Texas – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) President Pete Bonds made the following statement today after TSCRA submitted comments in opposition to a recent rule proposal by the United States Department . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Fairfax Man Arrested for Larceny of Livestock

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 19, 2014
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328 

Oklahoma City, Okla. – A Fairfax, Okla., man was arrested in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Thursday and charged with larceny of domestic animals. Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association  Special Ranger Bart Perrier led the investigation.

Garrett . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Second Arkansas Man Arrested in Cattle Theft Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Camden, Ark. – A second Arkansas man was arrested Wednesday and placed in the Ouachita County, Ark. jail as a suspect in the theft of approximately 70 head of cattle across Texas and Arkansas.  

The suspect, Levi Boyd, 37, of Camden, Ark. was arrested by Texas . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Arkansas Man Arrested for Theft of Livestock after Manhunt

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Laramie Adams, Cell: 512-922-7328

Carthage, Texas – Bradley Wayne Guthrey, 25, of North Little Rock, Ark. was arrested in Carthage, Texas on Tuesday, Dec. 9 and charged with multiple felonies after it was revealed that he was involved in the theft of a total of . . . → Read More:

TSCRA Cattlemen’s Column: TSCRA Prepares for 84th Texas Legislative Session

CONTACT: Laramie Adams, Cell: 512-922-7328

By: Robert McKnight, Second Vice President, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

On January 13, 2015, the 84th session of the Texas Legislature is kicking off in Austin, Texas. The state House and Senate are welcoming back many seasoned legislators, but also adding many freshmen to the . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Four Suspects Indicted in East Texas Cattle Theft Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Nov. 21, 2014
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Carthage, Texas – Four Carthage, Texas suspects were indicted Nov. 6, 2014 after being charged with theft of livestock after stealing one cow from a neighboring rancher in Panola County, Texas.

Texas and Southwestern Cattle . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Authorities Searching for Information in Potter County Stolen or Missing Cattle Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
NOV. 19, 2014
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Amarillo, Texas – Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Rangers Dean Bohannon and Harold Dempsey are seeking information on the theft of 25 head of livestock that were stolen from a Potter County . . . → Read More:

TSCRA Cattlemen’s Column: APHIS Rule Proposal Could Devastate American Cattle Herd

CATTLEMEN’S COLUMN
BY: Pete Bonds, TSCRA President
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
CELL: 512-922-7328

By Pete Bonds, President, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association  

On August 29, 2014, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), published a rule proposal in the federal register that would allow . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: TSCRA Submits Comments Opposing EPA Water Rule Proposal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Nov. 17, 2014
Contact: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Fort Worth, Texas- The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) President, Pete Bonds, today made the following statement after TSCRA submitted comments on Friday opposing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and United States Army . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Oklahoma Woman Sentenced with Restitution after Knowingly Concealing Stolen Property

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Nov. 14, 2014
Contact: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Durant, Okla. – An Oklahoma woman was ordered Monday to pay $59,000 in restitution to the Langford Hereford Ranch and sentenced in October to two years in the Oklahoma Department of Corrections after being found guilty of knowingly concealing stolen . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Texas Woman Arrested for Theft of Livestock

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 22, 2014
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
CELL: 512-922-7328

Carthage, Texas – A Texas woman was arrested Friday and charged with theft of Livestock after stealing one cow from a neighboring rancher in Panola County.  

Panola County Constable of precincts 2 and 3, Mitch Norton led the investigation, with . . . → Read More:

TSCRA Cattlemen’s Column: Groundwater is Groundwater

TSCRA Cattlemen’s Column
CONTACT: Laramie Adams, Cell: 512-922-7328

By Jay Evans, Chair, TSCRA Natural Resources and Environment Committee

In 1904, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that landowners could pump all of the groundwater they want from under their land without being held liable to others for . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Oklahoma Woman Convicted for Knowingly Concealing Stolen Property

Durant, Okla. – An Oklahoma woman was today convicted  by a Bryan County jury for knowingly concealing stolen property (cattle). This investigation was led by Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Bart Perrier.  

The Langford Hereford Ranch, located in Okmulgee, Okla. had reported some of their registered purebred . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: TSCRA Marketing Committee Survey Indicates Ranchers Anticipating

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 2, 2014
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Fort Worth, Texas – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Marketing Committee recently conducted a survey where TSCRA members provided information on herd reductions, rebuilding intentions and primary rebuilding challenges.  

Most survey participants indicated their herds are at . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Authorities Searching for Suspects in Harrison County Cattle Theft Case

Marshall, Texas – Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Larry Hand and the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department are seeking information on the theft of 12 head of livestock, three saddles, seven bridles and several tools that were stolen from a Harrison County cattle ranch sometime between Monday, Sept. 29 and Tuesday, . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Ardmore Man Surrenders for Knowingly Concealing Stolen Property

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 26, 2014
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Waurika, Okla. – Cody Wayne Blalock, 28, of Ardmore Okla., surrendered himself to authorities Thursday on a felony warrant for knowingly concealing stolen property. Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Bart Perrier and Carter County Sheriff’s Office, Lt. Derek . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Texas Man Arrested for Third Degree Theft of Livestock

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 23, 2014
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Coleman, Texas – A Texas man was arrested Saturday and charged with third degree felony theft of livestock in Hood County, Texas. Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Joe Roberts led the investigation.  

According to Roberts, the suspect . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Mississippi Man Charged with Felony Obtaining Property with Bogus Check

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 18, 2014
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Claremore, Okla. – A Mississippi man was charged on Wednesday, Sept. 10, in the District Court of Rogers County, Oklahoma on felony obtaining property with a bogus check. Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Bart Perrier led the . . . → Read More:

Oklahoma Man Arrested on Horse Theft Charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 16, 2014
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
CELL: 512-922-7328

Wheeler, Texas. – An Oklahoma man was arrested Wednesday, Sept. 10 and charged with theft of livestock after turning himself in to authorities in Wheeler County, Texas. Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Ben . . . → Read More:

Texas Man Arrested for Theft of Livestock

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 16, 2014
Contact: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Canton, Ohio – A Texas man was arrested on Friday by members of the U.S. Marshals, Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force – Canton, Ohio Division, on warrants stemming from two separate investigations being conducted by Texas . . . → Read More:

TSCRA Cattlemen’s Column: Securing Texas Landowners’ Private Property Rights

By Leslie Kinsel, TSCRA Legislative and Tax Committee chair, with Laramie Adams, TSCRA director of public affairs 

Since the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) was established in 1877, one of the association’s top priorities has been to represent landowners by working to preserve and protect private property rights. This goal remains vital . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: TSCRA to Host Fall Meeting in Austin

For Immediate Release:
September 9, 2014
Contact:
Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328
 

Fort Worth, Texas – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) will host their annual Fall Meeting September 24-26 at the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol in Austin, Texas. The meeting will . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: TSCRA Statement on APHIS Proposal to Allow Importation of Beef from Argentina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 2, 2014
CONTACT:
Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Fort Worth, Texas – Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association President Pete Bonds today made the following statement after the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) published a rule proposal in the . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Louisiana Man Arrested Second Time on Cattle Theft Charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 21, 2014
Contact:
Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Salisaw, Okla. – A Louisiana man was arrested on Monday for the second time this year in Salisaw, Okla. and charged with second degree theft of livestock. Texas and Southwestern Cattle . . . → Read More:

TSCRA Cattlemen’s Column: Time to Submit Comments on EPA Water Rule

By: Richard Thorpe III, First Vice President, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

In 1972, Congress established the Clean Water Act (CWA) to create a basic structure for regulating water quality standards and discharges of pollutants into “waters of the United States.” Under this act, “waters of the U.S.” are classified . . . → Read More: