For Immediate Release: Aug. 7, 2013
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-673-3906
Fort Worth, Texas – Joe Parker Jr., immediate past president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, released the following statement today following the passing of TSCRA President Clay Birdwell.
“It’s with a very heavy heart that we say goodbye to TSCRA President Clay Birdwell. Clay was a dear friend, strong leader and a true Texas cattleman. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, especially his wife, children and grandchildren during this difficult time.
“Clay was a successful and respected rancher, feedyard owner, and businessman who dedicated his life to serving his family and the cattle industry.
“Clay will be truly missed by all of us at TSCRA. He has left a lasting impression on our association and even more so, the entire cattle industry. ”
TSCRA is a 136 year-old trade association and is the largest and oldest livestock organization based in Texas. TSCRA has more than 16,000 beef cattle operations, ranching families and businesses as members. These members represent approximately 50,000 individuals directly involved in ranching and beef production who manage 4 million head of cattle on 76 million acres of range and pasture land primarily in Texas and Oklahoma, but throughout the Southwest.