For Immediate Release: March 23, 2012
Contact: Marissa Patton, 512-469-0171
FORT WORTH, TEXAS – Come join the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) for a ranch gathering Tuesday, April 3, at Vaquillas Ranch owned by the Walker Family in Aguilaries, Texas. The gathering will begin at 5:30 p.m. with registration followed by a complimentary beef dinner and presentations.
Dr. Carlos Borroto, vice director of the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) in Havana, Cuba, will give a presentation on the research, development, and use of the Gavac fever tick vaccine, which is developed and manufactured by CIGB research facilities.
“Dr. Borroto is a prominent agriculture biotechnologist and one of the world’s leading experts on fever tick vaccines,” said Joe Parker Jr., rancher and TSCRA president. “This TSCRA ranch gathering will be a great opportunity for folks to hear about the latest advances in helping prevent the spread of fever ticks and the curb millions of dollars lost annually. These gatherings aren’t just for TSCRA members. Anyone interested in the cattle industry is invited to attend.”
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].
Vaquillas Ranch is located 8 miles south of Aguilaries, Texas, on Garcia Acres road.
TSCRA is a 135 year-old trade association and is the largest and oldest livestock organization based in Texas. TSCRA has more than 15,000 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.