For Immediate Release: Jan. 28, 2011
Contact: Marissa Patton, 512-469-0171
Fort Worth, Texas – Make plans to join your fellow cattle producers at the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) 2011 Convention, April 1-3 in San Antonio, Texas. As the largest cattle industry event in Texas, the TSCRA Convention is a must-attend for anyone involved in livestock production. More than 2,000 ranchers, landowners and members will gather for a weekend of outstanding programs, educational sessions, a trade show with more than 200 exhibits, plus networking and fellowship with fellow cattle raisers.
Dennis Avery of the Hudson Institute Center for Global Food Issues, will open the TSCRA Convention with a discussion on the sustainability of agriculture and the world’s food supply. Dr. Temple Grandin, subject of the Emmy award winning HBO movie, Temple Grandin, recognized expert on animal handling systems and frequent speaker on the subject of autism, will be the Closing General Session featured speaker.
TSCRA’s School for Successful Ranching will offer practical, hands-on knowledge on the subjects of ranch security, hiring part-time employees and day workers, small producer issues, profitably managing wildlife and cattle, horse health and nutrition, cattle handling and brush management.
The 36th Annual TSCRA Trade Show will feature more than 200 exhibitors showcasing the newest products and services. Exhibitors will be offering door prizes, drawings and giveaways to all Trade Show attendees.
The Convention Weekend will also include two unique parties. On Saturday night the Cattle Raisers Dance at the Buckhorn Saloon and Museum will feature Jake Hooker and The Outsiders. The Young People’s Reception will be hosted at the Howl at the Moon Saloon on Friday night.
Registration for Convention Weekend is currently open. There are multiple discount options available for participants who register before March 4. A complete schedule of events, information on accommodations, and registration information can be found at www.tscra.org/convention.
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 51.5 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.