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Northwest Iowa Dairy Outlooks

A local discussion of current science and issues concerning dairying in northwest iowa

‘This AgriLife Extension program pairs two important aspects of owing a ranch with horses and other livestock– preventing theft and keeping animals safe in a trailer,” says Tarrant County Agriculture Agent Fred M. Hall. With theft off ranches and trailer accidents in recent newscasts, it’s a good time to review how we can protect our property and animals. The program is scheduled for 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27. It will be held in the Elm Room of the Tarrant County Resource Connection located at 2300 Circle Dr. in Fort Worth.

Insights from Texas Special Ranger Wayne Goodman will help you re-evaluate your ranch security. Goodman is one of the 30 commissioned peace officers who serve as the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) special rangers who investigate approximately 1,000 agricultural crime cases and recover an average of $5 million in stolen cattle and assets for ranchers, annually.

TSCRA special rangers are commissioned through the Texas Department of Public Safety or the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. TSCRA special rangers are stationed in districts in Texas and Oklahoma where they: Investigate thefts of cattle, horses, saddles, trailers, equipment, and even poaching; Pursue white-collar criminals who commit agricultural fraud; Inspect livestock to determine ownership and prevent theft after a natural disaster such as wildfire, flood or hurricane; and determine the ownership of estray, or stray, livestock

Keeping your trailer safe and ready to roll down the highway plus tips on loading stubborn horses will be the focus of Rodney Sams, from CM Trailers, Madill, OK. Sams is an avid team roper and has been in the trailer industry for 24 years. He is currently sales manager for CM Trailer Co.

This program will benefit stable-owners and horsemen whether they own one horse or 100 horses. There is no charge for the program, but everyone is asked to reserve their seat on-line at:

For more information contact your local Texas AgriLife Extension Service office. In Tarrant County that number is 817.884.1946.


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