FORT WORTH, TEXAS – Come join the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) for a ranch gathering Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds in Fredericksburg. The gathering will begin at 5:30 p.m. with registration followed by a steak dinner and presentations.

"TSCRA ranch gatherings are a great place for folks to get together and discuss what is going on in the cattle business and how they can help," said Joe Parker Jr., rancher and TSCRA president. "These gatherings aren’t just for TSCRA members. Anyone interested in the cattle industry is invited to attend."

Larry Gray, TSCRA executive director of law enforcement, will discuss protecting your property from theft during difficult economic times and Jason Skaggs, TSCRA executive director of government and public affairs, will give a preview of what’s ahead on the political front concerning agriculture.

Additionally, Tom Hammer and Ricky Neffendorf with the National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will be available to provide information to ranchers on federal drought programs.

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 rsvp@tscra.org.
 
The Gillespie County Fairgrounds are located at 523 Fair Drive, Fredericksburg, Texas 78624.

The ranch gathering is sponsored by Ahrens Research and Consulting; American Bank of Texas; Arrowhead Bank; Behrends Feed and Fertilizer; Beyer Fertilizer and Feed; Broadway Bank; Capital Farm Credit; Creative Awards; Gillespie Livestock Co.; Henke’s Farm and Ranch; Edmund and Bernice Jenschke; Jordan Cattle Auction; Kunz and Sauer Fencing; Lochte Feed and General Store; Pedernales Vet Center; Sauer Cattle Co.; Rodney Sauer; Security State Bank and Trust; Sterling’s U Bar Ranch; Stroeher and Olfers; Vernon and Linda Treibs Ranch; and Woerner Feed and Garden Supply.

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 79.5 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.