Cattle Raisers to Host Free Educational Sessions and Ranch Gathering in Lubbock

July 11, 2013 Off By Roberta Johnston


The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) will host a ranch gathering Friday, July 19, at the National Ranching Heritage Center in Lubbock. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by a complimentary beef dinner. The center is located at 3121 Fourth Street.

“TSCRA ranch gatherings are a time for ranchers to get together and discuss what’s going on in the cattle business,” said Clay Birdwell, rancher and TSCRA president. “These gatherings aren’t just for TSCRA members. Anyone interested in the cattle industry is invited to attend.”

Prior to the ranch gathering, TSCRA will host several education sessions that will focus on new technologies for raising cattle and conservation measures. Educational sessions begin at 2 p.m. at the Department of Animal and Food Sciences at Texas Tech University located at 1308 Indiana.

The event is open to the public. All members of the press are invited to attend.   Please RSVP to 800-242-7820, ext. 192, or

The gathering is sponsored by the National Ranching Heritage Center Board of Directors and Novartis Animal Health. Attendees that sign up as a TSCRA member at the gathering will receive a free metal gate sign courtesy of Bayer Animal Health.


TSCRA is a 136 year-old trade association and is the largest and oldest livestock organization based in Texas. TSCRA has more than 16,000 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.