Come join the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) for a ranch gathering on Thursday, May 20, at the Bowie VFW Hall in Bowie, Texas. The gathering will begin at 6:00 p.m. with registration followed by a free barbecue dinner and presentations.

"These ranch gatherings are a great way for folks in the community to get together, and it's not just for TSCRA members. Anyone who would like to come out and enjoy the evening is invited," TSCRA President Dave Scott said. "TSCRA Special Ranger Scott Williamson and Ken Miniard will be on hand to discuss how to protect your livestock and equipment from theft."

Please RSVP by May 17 to Brooke Boddy at 1-800-242-7820, ext. 192, or

The Bowie VFW Hall is located at 707 E. Nelson Street.

All members of the press are invited to attend. Please see schedule below.

6:00 p.m. - Registration Opens

6:30 p.m. - FREE Barbecue Dinner Served

7:00 p.m. - Award Presentation to Cross Timbers Commercial Steer Program

7:15 p.m. - Protecting your Property from Theft in Difficult Economic Times
Scott Williamson, TSCRA Special Ranger Supervisor
Ken Miniard, TSCRA Special Ranger

7:30 p.m. - Beef Advocacy
Tim Niedecken, TSCRA Executive Director of Association Services

The ranch gathering is sponsored by Agricultural Workers Mutual Auto Insurance, Bayer Animal Health, Helena Chemical Company, Micro Beef Technologies and Texas Range Minerals, Inc.

The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association is a 133-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.