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A Little Work, A Little Play, A Lot of Fellowship–

June 16 to 18, 2016, La Torretta Lake Resort

Come to the Cattle Raisers Summer Meeting, June 16 to 18, at La Torretta Lake Resort and Spa on beautiful Lake Conroe,to keep up with the latest developments in the beef industry, to enjoy some relaxing time with your family, and to catch up with your friends in peaceful surroundings.

The Cattle Raisers Summer Meeting is a unique opportunity to combine family and fellowship with the important work of Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA).

TSCRA’s new officer team will share their perspectives on the challenges facing ranchers and beef producers and all TSCRA committees will meet to discuss pertinent issues.

La Torretta Lake Resort and Spa is an hour north of downtown Houston. It provides the ideal setting for rejuvenating family vacations, highly productive business functions and extraordinary social gatherings. La Torretta is the ultimate Texas retreat, offering numerous amenities including world-class golf, spa and dining experiences.

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Registration Packages:

June 1

June 2-15



Full Registration

$275 $325


Includes Thursday reception, Friday lunch, Friday evening event, and all breaks

Meetings-Only Registration $200 $250 $300
Includes Thursday reception, Friday lunch and all breaks
If your schedule allows only 1 day away, take advantage of Early Registration prices for the day packages

Friday Meetings-Only

$100 $125 $150
Includes Friday lunch and all breaks      

Saturday Meetings-Only

$20 $20 $20
Invite guests to our special Summer Meeting social events. Save money by taking advantage of Early Registration pricing.
Extra Lunch Ticket (Friday) $55 $70 $85
Evening Event Ticket (Friday) $100 $120 $140



Tentative Schedule:

Updated through 5/16/16

Thursday, June 16  
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Executive Committee Meeting
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Welcome Reception
Friday, June 17  
7:30 am - 8:30 am PAC Fundraising Committee Meeting - (Invitation Only)
7:30 am - 8:30 am Fever Tick Committee (Invitation Only)
8:30 am - 9:30 am Committee Meetings:
Agricultural Research and Education Committee
   Topic: Update on the Texas BQA Steering Committee
   Topic: Review results of TSCRA Educational Programs Member Survey
• Law Enforcement Committee
   Topic: Discussion on Brand Inspection at Cow Packing Plants

10:00 am - 11:30 am Committee Meetings:
Cattle Health and Well-Being Committee
   Topic: Report and consideration of a proposal from the TAHC Trichomoniasis Working Group
   Topic: Review Tuberculosis Proposal
• Natural Resource and Wildlife Committee
   Topic: Update on the United States Roundtable on Sustainable Beef
      Speaker: Dr. Wayne Morgan, Corporate Vice President and President of the Protein Products Group, Golden State Foods
   Topic: Update on Chronic Wasting Disease
   Topic: Report from the Water Subcommittee
   Topic: Report from the Surface Damage Working Group

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Luncheon Speaker: Senator Lois Kolkhorst
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Committee Meetings:
Marketing and Transportation Committee
   Topic: Update on Industry Response to Cattle Market Volatility and CME Group Update
   Topic: Update on Proposed GIPSA Changes
      Speakers: Vernie Hulbert, Cornerstone Government Affairs; and Jim Link, Former GIPSA Administrator
• Property Rights and Tax Committee
   Topic: Update on Eminent Domain Initiative
   Topic: Update on Surface Damage Efforts
   Topic: Update on Property Tax Issues in the Upcoming Legislative Session
      Speaker: George Christian, Attorney & Legislative Consultant, Texas Taxpayers and Research Association

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Open Time for Activities at La Torretta Lake Resort and Spa
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Cattle Raisers Dinner
Saturday, June 18  
6:30 am - 8:00 am Political Action Committee Trustee Breakfast (Invitation Only)
6:30 am - 8:00 am RAP Team Breakfast (Invitation Only)
8:00 am - 10:00 am Board of Directors Meeting













A block of rooms has been reserved at La Torretta Lake Resort and Spa. The rate is $189 per night and includes resort fees and complimentary wireless internet access in all guest rooms and meeting rooms.

Resort fees are included in the room rate, a great value for families looking to sneak in some vacation time!

To reserve a room, please call 936-448-4400 and ask for the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association room block or click here to reserve online.

Reservations must be made by May 24 to receive the discounted meeting rate.




La Torretta Lake Resort and Spa | 600 La Torretta Boulevard | Montgomery, Texas 77356 | 936-448-4400


Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association