The Cattleman magazine is received monthly by TSCRA members as part of their membership in the organization.
For many of us, the start of a new year brings a new promise to get organized, a commitment to learning more about our business and maybe a desire to be more physically active.
This issue has some reading material that can help you with the first 2 items on that list.
In the Ranching department, find Nicole Erceg’s article on getting your legal papers in order. This is our first in our “Ask a Lawyer” series for 2018.
The Ask a Lawyer program was so popular at the last Cattle Raisers Convention that the event planners decided to bring it back for the 2018 convention, and we decided to turn it into a series in the magazine.
Terrell Miller, the developer of the herd management software CattleMax, offers some ranch record keeping tips in this issue. His best advice, in my opinion, is to start with a basic inventory. Miller says you’ll be surprised what the simplest of records can reveal about how a beef cattle herd is performing.
We were curious about the tools Cattle Raisers use to keep records at the ranch. On page 8, in a short item we’re calling the “Cattle Raisers Cross Section,” you’ll see the results of an unscientific 1-question survey that asked, “What is your preferred style of ranch record-keeping?”
Thank you to those members who answered the survey. Please let me know if you are surprised by the results.
The biggest TSCRA news this time of the year is that registration is open for the 2018 Cattle Raisers Convention, March 23 to 25, Fort Worth.
From new evening seminars to new features in the Expo to top-quality speakers and entertainers, the Cattle Raisers Convention has something to offer anyone who owns land or cattle. You are sure to find topics of interest and registration packages that fit most budgets.
Thanks for starting 2018 with The Cattleman magazine. I wish you all a happy, safe and prosperous new year!