For Immediate Release:
Contact: Laramie Adams
Fort Worth, Texas – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) elected new members to their board of directors at the 138th Cattle Raisers Convention, which took place March 27-29. Cattle Raisers set a new record at their Convention with more than 3,700 ranchers and friends in attendance.
New directors include Deborah Clark, Henrietta, Texas; Lynn Cowden, Skellytown, Texas; Ford Drummond, Pawhuska, Okla.; Dan Gattis, Georgetown, Texas; Claude Koontz, San Antonio, Texas; Frank Price, Sterling City, Texas; and Robert J. Underbrink, Houston, Texas.
Jay Evans, Austin, Texas; Steve Sikes, Fort Worth, Texas; and Dennis Webb, Barnhart, Texas were elected as executive committee members.
New TSCRA honorary directors include Emry Birdwell, Henrietta, Texas; Richard Gates, Marfa, Texas; Alan Lewis, Olney, Texas; Frank H. Lewis Jr., Bay City, Texas; John L. Sullivan, Galveston, Texas; and Rick Tate, Marfa, Texas.
All members with honorary titles serve as ex officio members of the board.
TSCRA also re-elected their officers, President Pete Bonds, Saginaw, Texas; First Vice President, Richard Thorpe, Winters, Texas; Second Vice President Robert McKnight, Fort Davis, Texas; and Executive Vice President/CEO Eldon White, Fort Worth, Texas.
“This year’s Convention was a huge success with a record breaking number of cattlemen, cattlewomen and friends in attendance,” said Bonds. “There were many informative speaker sessions and great entertainment options for those who visited. I am also very excited about the new leaders who were elected to the TSCRA board of directors. These individuals possess a wealth of knowledge on the cattle industry and I look forward to working with them in their new capacity.”
TSCRA is a 138-year-old trade association and is the largest and oldest livestock organization based in Texas. TSCRA has more than 16,500 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.