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YCC application deadline approaching 

Applications and recommendation letters for this year’s Young Cattlemen’s Conference (YCC) must be received by March 1, so get those forms in today! YCC is a week-long tour that includes stops in Denver, Chicago and Washington D.C., and aims to identify and develop potential young leaders age 25 to 50. It also provides attendees an in-depth view of all areas of the livestock industry, from industry structure, issues management, production research, marketing and policy making. Read more…

General Discussion, Education Read more... Feb 22, 2018

Join us for a Feb. 15 webinar on electronic logging device (ELD) regulations

Have you heard about the new Electronic Logging Device (ELD) regulations, but don’t know how they impact you? Join us for a webinar at 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 15 as we shed some light on these regulations and help take out some of the guesswork. Our speaker will be Bill Mahorney, chief of the Compliance […]

General Discussion, Education Read more... Feb 07, 2018

January’s Ranching 101 rescheduled for Feb. 6

The January Ranching 101 featuring a discussion on cattle nutrition has been rescheduled for Feb. 6. Dr. Jason Banta with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service be there will discuss nutritional needs the effects of nutrition on overall animal performance. We will also discuss evaluating the need for and using supplements in your herd.

General Discussion, Education, Meetings Read more... Jan 23, 2018

Beef Quality Assurance Tip of the Month: Prevent weather stress

Weather stress from cold temperatures along with wind, rain, and snow can be reduced with proper management. Cattle that are in a body condition score of 6 or greater handle cold weather better because the extra condition (i.e. fat) helps insulate them. Making sure cattle have access to either a natural (e.g. wooded area, hill, etc.) or man-made windbreak will also reduce stress. Reducing weather stress will decrease the number of calories that cattle burn to keep warm and will help them come through the winter in better condition. Are you a certified Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) producer? If you’re not, the training is free and available online and in person at select meetings across the state. Read more…

General Discussion, Education Read more... Dec 19, 2017

Attend a Ranching 101 on the road in November

TSCRA expanded the popular Ranching 101 series to areas across Texas this year, and there are still a few left on the calendar in case you didn’t make one! Attend a session in Hearne on Wednesday, Nov. 8; Brenham on Thursday, Nov. 9; and Stephenville on Thursday, Nov. 16. These Ranching 101 programs will cover information on cattle health, resource management, cattle marketing, and a live chuteside demonstration with cattle. All programs will begin at 1:00 PM and wrap up around 8:00 PM and include a free beef dinner. Registration fees have been waived! Read more…

General Discussion, Education Read more... Nov 06, 2017

What do you want to learn at the Cattle Raisers Convention?

The Cattle Raisers Convention is the largest gathering of ranchers and landowners in the Southwest. More than 4,000 ranchers and landowners representing all breeds and herd sizes attend the event, which offers useful, practical information for everyone. Is there a topic or subject you would like to see presented at the 2018 Cattle Raisers Convention? Tell us about it!

General Discussion, Education Read more... Jul 25, 2017

Gainesville BQA training location change

Please note the location has changed for Thursday’s Beef Quality Assurance training in Gainesville. The new location will be at the First Christian Church, 401 N. Dixon Street, and will still begin with at 9:00 a.m.

General Discussion, Education Read more... Jul 19, 2017

Register NOW for YLS Conference in San Antonio, be entered to WIN

Register before July 19 to join TSCRA and fellow young ranchers for a Young Leadership Series (YLS) Leadership Conference in San Antonio and be entered to win a Policy Conference registration or a $50 Cattle Raisers Trading Co. gift certificate! The conference is an event for ranchers ages 19 to 40 and will feature industry tours of H-E-B, Whataburger, Dean and Peeler Meatworks and more! Don’t miss the chance to network with other young producers and TSCRA leadership. Cost for TSCRA members: $40, non-members: $50.

General Discussion, Education Read more... Jul 17, 2017

Ranching 101: Genetics, EPDs and AI

Join TSCRA and fellow ranchers July 18 for this month’s Ranching 101 featuring a discussion on genetics, EPD’s and artificial insemination. Dr. Robert Wells with the Noble Research Institute will outline the role of genetics in your herd and help you better understand EPD’s and how to use them to make management decisions. Don’t miss out!

General Discussion, Education Read more... Jul 14, 2017

Attend Young Leadership Series Conference in San Antonio July 28-29

in TSCRA and fellow young ranchers for a Young Leadership Series (YLS) Leadership Conference in San Antonio July 28 and 29. The conference is an event for ranchers ages 19 to 40 and will feature industry tours of H-E-B, Whataburger, Dean and Peeler Meatworks and more! Don’t miss the chance to network with other young producers and TSCRA leadership. Cost for TSCRA members: $40, non-members: $50.

General Discussion, Education Read more... Jul 11, 2017