January, the month in which we all start with the best of intentions to do more of one thing or less of another. This month, we are bringing you good advice about a good range management habit from Rickey Linex, a wildlife specialist with USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Linex will be speaking at the 2019 Cattle Raisers Convention, March 29 to 31, Fort Worth. He gave us a sneak peek into the topic he will discuss.
In this issue, Linex explains how to develop a plan of action for the next drought, and when to put that plan into action. We were blessed with unusual rains last fall, but we all know dry times lurk ahead.
While you have the luxury of standing forage in your pastures, take the time to ponder Linex’s suggestions on what you will do when we are back in drought.
This month we are introducing a column in which we answer common questions from the members of Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA). The staff in all of TSCRA’s departments do a great job of answering emails and calls from members. We are certain that if one member calls or writes, there are probably a hundred more with the same question.
Scott Williamson, TSCRA executive director of law enforcement and brand inspection, offers a look into the world of the TSCRA special rangers. Our special ranger force works with members and supporters each year to assemble a great silent auction in the Cattle Raisers Expo. Williamson explains how this support helps the special rangers fulfill their responsibilities to members and non-members.
I am sure that you noticed the references to the 2019 Cattle Raisers Convention. Registration is open at www.cattleraisersconvention.com. Whether you come for a day or for the whole weekend, the Cattle Raisers Convention is a great time for getting advice and answers to questions about ranching and for having a good time with fellow ranchers, friends and your family. Come join us in March!
Be sure to look at pages 90-95. Thanks to a good idea from a member, we have made TSCRA’s regional information easier to use.