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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:

May 17, 2016 - Chuteside Demonstration (off-site)

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

June 21, 2016 - Rancher Panel Discussion

  • This is your chance to learn from the pros!

July 19, 2016 - 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 16, 2016 - Range and Pasture Management

  • Stocking Rates
  • Plant Indentification
  • Fertilization and control options

September 20, 2016 - Land Leasing

  • Understanding a lease
  • Liability concerns
  • Drafting a sample lease

October 18, 2016 - Choosing the Right Equipment

  • Basic Equipment used around the ranch
  • Buying equipment; new vs. used
  • Equipment maintenance

November 15, 2016 - Ranch Accounting and Taxes

  • Financial record keeping
  • Accounting and tax practices unique to ranching

December 13, 2016 - 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


Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association