The Cattleman magazine is received monthly by TSCRA members as part of their membership in the organization.
If you are considering adding a stocker cattle component to your ranch business, take a look at the suggestions from Ken Leiber in the article “An Ag Lender’s Questions for Startup Stocker Operators.”
The liquidity of stocker cattle may have a strong appeal for a rancher considering another use for that extra forage. Leiber, a member of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) board of directors, offers several pointed questions to “stress test” your budget assumptions and business plan.
Two other members of the TSCRA board are highlighted in an interesting article by Maggie Malson. She writes about the new, old-fashioned, business that Dustin Dean and Jason Peeler are developing in South Texas. You’ll find their story on page 118.
I hope you will take a couple of days this month to step away from the practical, on-the-ground work of ranching to attend the TSCRA Policy Conference, Sept. 27 to 29, San Antonio.
The 85th regular session of the Texas Legislature has concluded, as has this year’s special session. So many issues important to cattle raisers are affected by the actions of our state senators and state representatives. Attend the TSCRA Policy Conference to lend your voice to the development of Cattle Raisers policy and to learn about the issues for your own benefit.
The agenda for the conference is in this issue.
You will want to hear Evan Smith, The Texas Tribune, give an inside look at Austin and Washington, D.C., politics. Each TSCRA committee will meet during the Policy Conference. All TSCRA members and guests are welcome to attend.