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TSCRA to Host Ranch Gathering in Spearman; Cattle Theft Topic of Discussion

For Immediate Release: July 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, July 19, at the O’Loughlin Center in Spearman. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by a complimentary beef dinner.

TSCRA Special Ranger Ben Eggleston will update the crowd on recent livestock and equipment thefts in the area, and how ranchers can better protect themselves against thieves.

“TSCRA ranch gatherings are a great place for folks to get together and discuss what’s going on in the cattle business and how they can get involved,” said Joe Parker Jr., rancher and TSCRA president. “These gatherings aren’t just for TSCRA members. Anyone interested in the cattle industry 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 rsvp@tscra.org.

The O’Loughlin Center is located at 502 S. Brandt in Spearman.

The ranch gathering is sponsored by First Bank Southwest, First National Bank, First State Bank and USA Feedyard.

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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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