Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

Oklahoma man receives jail time in ranch burglary case

· August 29, 2018

A 53-year-old Woodward, Oklahoma man will spend five years in prison in connection with a burglary at a deceased rancher’s estate. William Eugene Smith pleaded no contest to four felony charges. The charges and subsequent jail time are the results of an investigation led by Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Ben […]

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TSCRA: Cattle Fever Tick spray box shut down wrong decision

· August 1, 2018

Not everyone was pleased with Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller’s decision this week to shut down Cattle Fever Tick spray box operations. Robert McKnight, Jr., president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) issued the following statement in response to an announcement that the Texas Department of Agriculture is shutting down the use […]

Texas man arrested on theft charges in $5.8M cattle fraud case

· June 28, 2018

A Wichita Falls, Texas man has been arrested on theft charges in a case that encompasses more than 10 counties in Texas and Oklahoma, 8,000 head of cattle, and outstanding loans of more than $5.8 million. The arrest is the result of an investigation led by Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger […]

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Texas feedyard manager pleads guilty in cattle theft case

· June 19, 2018

A feedyard manager for a 35,000 head custom cattle feeding operation in Muleshoe, Texas has entered a guilty plea following charges of Theft of Livestock in Bailey County. The charges and conviction are the result of an investigation led by Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Dean Bohannon. The investigation was launched […]

Texas woman surrenders on fraud charges involving tractor

· June 18, 2018

A Central Texas woman has surrendered to authorities following her recent indictment on fraud charges involving an alleged John Deere tractor sale. The charges are the result of an investigation led by Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Marvin Wills. An investigation was launched after Wills discovered the case of alleged fraud. […]

TSCRA Special Rangers: Estray livestock are not up for grabs

· June 14, 2018

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Rangers have confirmed the April indictment and arrest of a Turkey, Texas, man on the charge of theft of livestock that had allegedly gone estray. The indictment and arrest are the result of an investigation led by TSCRA Special Ranger Dean Bohannon. An investigation was launched in […]

Two indicted after cattle antibiotics stolen from feedyard

· June 13, 2018

The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Rangers have identified a duo after cattle antibiotics were stolen from a Texas feedyard. John Russell Baird, 44, of Amarillo, and Israel Tapia, 41, of Muleshoe have been indicted on felony theft charges. The indictments are the result of an investigation led by TSCRA Special Ranger […]

Texas cattle hauler accused of stealing the cargo

· June 8, 2018

A Texas cattle hauler has been arrested after authorities determined he didn’t deliver his load, but instead sold the 39 head under his own name. Walter Max Madsen, 43, of Amarillo, has been indicted on charges of theft of livestock, a third-degree felony. His indictment and arrest are the result of an investigation by Texas […]

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