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TSCRA Kicks Off 2013 Ranching 101 Series Jan. 15 in Fort Worth

For Immediate Release: Jan. 9, 2013
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-673-3906

Fort Worth, Texas – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) will host a Ranching 101 seminar Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 1 p.m. at TSCRA headquarters in Fort Worth. This is the first seminar in the monthly series and will focus on basic animal health concerns such as protecting your herd from disease, common cattle diseases and their treatment, and implementing a herd health plan.

TSCRA’s Ranching 101 series is designed to give new ranchers practical information on tools and equipment needed to get started in ranching.

While these seminars are designed for people starting off in the ranching business or looking to improve their ranching skills, anyone interested in the cattle business is invited to attend. Scheduled seminars are listed below.

Jan. 15: Animal health – Keep your animals healthy so they can produce to their full potential.
Feb. 19: Animal nutrition – Find the right nutritional balance to keep your animals on the right track.
March 12: Marketing – Marketing options for your calves, cows, and bulls.
April 16: Hay management – Maximize your hay production this summer.
May 21: Resource management – Make your land work for you through optimal resource management.
June 18: Risk management – Protect your ranching investment through risk management.
July 16: Rancher panel – Interactive town hall format with successful ranchers discussing current issues and what works for them.

All seminars will be at TSCRA headquarters, located at 1301 West 7th Street in Fort Worth. Each seminar begins at 1 p.m. and will conclude by 5 p.m. The series is free to TSCRA members. Non-members may attend for $20.

Space in each session is limited. To register for Ranching 101, RSVP to rsvp@tscra.org or by calling 800-242-7820, ext. 192.

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TSCRA is a 136 year-old trade association and is the largest and oldest livestock organization based in Texas. TSCRA has more than 16,000 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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