by Robert E. McKnight, Jr., president, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

For too long, cow-calf producers across the nation have marketed our cattle with one hand tied behind our back. The culprit has been an ever-growing lack of price discovery.

In … Read More

by Robert E. McKnight, Jr., president, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

When Burger King launched their #CowsMenu public relations campaign back in July, cattle producers across the country shook our heads in frustration. The burger chain announced the campaign with a video on social … Read More

By Jim Bradbury, attorney and Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association member

Avid Cattleman readers will remember an article earlier this year, where I discussed Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association’s involvement in judicial issues. The case I highlighted in the story was Hlavinka et al. … Read More

By Carl Ray Polk Jr., Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association director

There have been a lot of valuable lessons and reminders from the COVID-19 pandemic. Chief among these is the simple fact that urban … Read More

By Robert E. McKnight, Jr., president, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

Robert E. McKnight, Jr.

There’s no question COVID-19 has had an enormous impact on our country. We will continue to feel its … Read More

By James D. Bradbury, attorney and Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association member

Most of you are probably aware of Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association’s involvement in policy and politics. Every day, association leaders and government affairs staff fight to protect … Read More

Late last year, our hometown newspaper, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, ran an editorial attacking agricultural valuation in heavily developed areas like Tarrant County.

Recently, the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News ran a commentary piece from columnist Chris Tomlinson attacking beef in favor of plant-based proteins. Like most vegan marketing, it does a fantastic job of cherry-picking data and using opinion instead of facts and … Read More

By Robert E. McKnight, Jr., president, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

With Thanksgiving just finished and Christmas and the new year just ahead, the holiday season is a great time to reflect on the past year and start thinking about the … Read More

By Robert E. McKnight, president, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

The ranching and agricultural community is an amazing thing. When disaster strikes, we’re always there for one another and ready to lend a helping hand. When it comes to policy and political issues, though, we often find ourselves more fragmented.

There’s … Read More