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Ranching 101

 

 

Ranching 101

Ranching 101 seminars give participants practical, sound guidance on the tools and equipment needed to get started in ranching.

While these seminars are designed for people starting off in the ranching business or looking to improve their existing operation, anyone interested in the cattle business is invited to attend. A series schedule is listed below.

All programs are held at the TSCRA Headquarters office located at 1301 West 7th Street, Fort Worth, Texas, 76102. Programs are always on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. If you are planning to attend, please RSVP at 800-242-7820 or rsvp@tscra.org.

Ranching 101 is free to TSCRA members and $20 for non-members.

Upcoming Fort Worth Programs:

January 20, 2015 - Cattle Selection and Buying Basics

  • Bull, cow and replacement selection
  • Breed identification and differences
  • How and where to buy cattle – livestock market vs. private treaty

February 17, 2015 - Cattle Health

  • Common disease identification and treatment
  • Developing a herd health plan
  • When is it time to go to the vet?

March 17, 2015 - 10 Things Every New or Small Producer Should Know

  • These 10 things will help you be successful as a new or small producer!

April 21, 2015 - Cattle Nutrition

  • Nutritional needs of the cow
  • Evaluating the need for and using supplements
  • The effects of nutrition on overall animal performance

May 19, 2015 - Livestock Marketing

  • Developing a marketing plan
  • Marketing basics
  • Marketing options

June 16, 2015 - Rancher Panel Discussion

  • This is your chance to learn from the pros!

July 21, 2015 - Genetics, EPDs, and Artificial Insemination

  • The role of genetics in your herd – e.g. hybrid vigor vs. purebred
  • Understanding EPDs and how to use them to make management decisions
  • Using artificial insemination or a live bull

August 18, 2015 - Agricultural Lending and Land Leasing

  • Lending options for a new or small rancher
  • How to prepare for a meeting with your lender
  • Understanding a grazing lease

September 15, 2015 - Range and Pasture Management

  • Stocking rates
  • Plant identification
  • Fertilization and control options

October 20, 2015 - Chuteside Demonstration (offsite)

  • Cattle handling techniques
  • Working cattle through a chute
  • Vaccine and antibiotic stewardship

November 17, 2015 - Ranch Accounting and Taxes

  • Understanding agricultural exemptions
  • Financial record keeping
  • Accounting and tax practices unique to ranching

December 15, 2015 - Production Record Keeping

  • What records should be kept
  • Utilizing production records in decision making on the ranch
  • Record keeping software options

Space is limited, so RSVP today by calling 800-242-7820 ext. 192 or email rsvp@tscra.org

Presentations from previous programs

 

   
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