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For Immediate Release: May 10, 2012
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-469-0171

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – Come join the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) for a ranch gathering Thursday, May 17, at the Washington on the Brazos State Park Conference Center in Washington. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by a complimentary beef dinner.

Ranchers will have the opportunity to participate in a round table discussion on cattle and horse industry trends with panelists Dr. Ernie Davis, professor emeritus and director of the Center for Equine Business Studies at Texas A&M University; and Dr. Larry Boleman, associate vice chancellor for Outreach and Strategic Initiatives at Texas A&M University.

“TSCRA ranch gatherings are a great place for ranchers to get together and discuss what is going on in the cattle business,” said Joe Parker Jr., rancher and TSCRA president. “Anyone interested in the cattle business is invited to attend.”

The event is open to the public. All members of the press are invited to attend.

Please RSVP to 800-242-7820, ext. 192, or

The conference center is located at 12300 Park Rd 12 in Washington, Texas.

The ranch gathering is sponsored by Beard and Navasota Veterinary Hospital; Brenham Livestock Auction; Capital Farm Credit; Coufal-Prater Implement; First National Bank of Anderson; and Mid Tex Livestock Auction.


TSCRA is a 135 year-old trade association and is the largest and oldest livestock organization based in Texas. TSCRA has more than 15,000 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.

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