For Immediate Release: Oct. 7, 2011
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-469-0171
FORT WORTH, TEXAS – Come join the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) for a ranch gathering Friday, Oct. 14, at RY Livestock Sales in Rio Grande City. The gathering will begin at 5:30 p.m. with registration followed by a beef dinner and presentations.
“TSCRA ranch gatherings are a great place for folks to get together and discuss what is going on in the cattle business and how they can help,” said Joe Parker Jr., rancher and TSCRA president. “These gatherings aren’t just for TSCRA members. Anyone interested in the cattle industry is invited to attend.”
The event will include a presentation on theft issues along the Texas-Mexico border by TSCRA Special Ranger Roland Garcia.
Officials with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) will also inform attendees on government grant programs for ranchers who lost livestock and fences during the recent drought.
The event is open to the public. All members of the press are invited to attend.
Please RSVP to Nancy Shearer at 800-242-7820, ext. 192, or [email protected].
RY Livestock Sales is located at 12 Livestock Rd. in Rio Grande City.
The ranch gathering is sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., the Boot Jack, Gagni Financial Services, Hargrove Ranch Insurance, Payne Auto Group, Rios of Mercedes and RY Livestock Sales.
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.