For Immediate Release: Oct. 6, 2011
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-469-0171
FORT WORTH, TEXAS – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) will host a series of Ranching 101 seminars at TSCRA headquarters in Fort Worth. The series is free to all participants and begins Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 1 p.m. Additional sessions are scheduled on the third Tuesday of each month.
While the seminar is designed for people starting off in the ranching business or looking to improve their existing operation, anyone interested in the cattle business is invited to attend.
The seminars will give participants practical, sound guidance on the tools and equipment needed to get started in ranching. The first seminar will specifically focus on breeds, genetics and selection of cattle. A series schedule is listed below.
Tuesday, Oct. 18
Breeds, Genetics and Selection
Breed differences, basic selection criteria, where to buy cattle, mating systems,
genetic improvement and bull management
Tuesday, Nov. 15
Laws, Leasing and Liability
Lease structure, example leases and rates, tips for absentee landowners, hiring day workers,
day worker liability and unpaid help liability
Tuesday, Jan. 17
Animal Health and Disease Management
Common diseases and treatment, choosing a veterinarian, creating a herd health plan,
necessary vaccinations and antibiotic use concerns about residues
All seminars will be held at TSCRA Headquarters, 1301 W. Seventh Street in Fort Worth from 1-5 p.m.
A complete agenda can be found at http://www.tscra.org/education/ranching101.
Space in each session is limited. Participants should RSVP to Stacy Fox at email@example.com or by calling 800-242-7820.
TSCRA’s Ranching 101 seminars are sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health.
The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association is a 134-year-old trade organization. As the largest and oldest livestock association in Texas, TSCRA represents more than 15,000 beef cattle producers, ranching families and businesses who manage approximately 4 million head of cattle on 79.5 million acres of range and pasture land, primarily in Texas and Oklahoma. TSCRA provides law enforcement and livestock inspection services, legislative and regulatory advocacy, industry news and information, insurance services and educational opportunities for its members and the industry.