March 31 - April 2, 2017

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas

About the Cattle Raisers Convention and Expo

The 2017 Cattle Raisers Convention and Expo brings the best education and information to cattle industry participants. The event is open to all ranchers, landowners and cattle industry participants. 

You’re guaranteed to walk away with ideas and energy that will have a profound and profitable impact on your ranching operation. 

That’s why cattle raisers from across the region come back year after year.

Click here to download the Convention Brochure.

High-Powered Education

Choose from a powerful lineup of educational sessions and seminars on topics that matter to you.

  • School for Successful Ranching 
    Choose from 33 hours of practical instruction that will challenge you to think differently, consider new approaches and look at your operation from a new perspective.
  • Cattle Handling Demonstrations 
    Innovative sessions will give you skills and information you can immediately put into use at your home ranch.
  • Learning Lounge 
    This interactive learning space will allow you to get hands-on with a variety of programs conducted by industry experts.

Cattle Raisers Expo

This year will feature the largest Expo in the history of the Cattle Raisers Convention. You’ll see acres of equipment, technology and information all under one roof. It’s a true showcase of the latest and greatest from the region’s leading agribusiness companies.

Information That Matters

Make plans to hear from our lineup of industry experts as they provide updates on issues that have a direct impact on your ranching operation.

  • Eminent Domain in Texas 
    Jim Bradbury, attorney, and Gerald Nobles, rancher and Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) director
  • The Politics of Antimicrobial Resistance 
    Laura Kahn, MD, author and co-founder, One Health Initiative
  • International Trade and Export Markets 
    Erin Borror, economist, U.S. Meat Export Federation
  • 2017 Climate Outlook 
    James Garriss, Browning World Climate Bulletin
  • Update on 2017 Legislative Session 
    Jason Skaggs, TSCRA executive director, Government and Public Affairs

Get a Global Perspective

President Trump and the Economy: How will one affect the other?
Dr. Douglas Holtz-Eakin, American Action Forum president and former director of the Congressional Budget Office

Be Informed

CattleFax Market Outlook
Randy Blach, CattleFax CEO, returns to the Cattle Raisers Convention to provide his outlook on the 2017 cattle market.

Be Encouraged

Love, Faith and Inspiration
Taya Kyle, wife of the late U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and the author of the New York Times bestselling book, American Wife, will close the 2017 Cattle Raisers Convention. Come to hear a message about hope, gratitude and joy.


Fun and Entertainment

  • Cattle Raisers Dinner and Dance  A delicious meal and dance await you at the new Mays Family Center at the Witte Museum. 
  • Welcome Reception 
    Catch up with old friends and make new friends while enjoying drinks and great food in the Cattle Raisers Expo.
  • Young People’s After Party 
    Pat O’Brien’s will host this annual gathering of those who are young, or young at heart. 



The Cattle Raisers Convention is the annual convention of Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA). This event includes the Cattle Raisers Expo.


Events and Functions

Unless noted, all convention activities will be held at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center (HBGCC). 900 East Market Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205. 210-207-8500.


What Your Registration Fee Covers

There are many costs associated with conducting the Cattle Raisers Convention. Our meeting sponsors help defray some of these costs, but many remain such as facilities rental, speaker fees and travel expenses, non-ticketed events, signs, printing, postage, room setups, decorating, audio visual equipment and entertainment. TSCRA does not realize net income from registration fees.

All or a portion of your expenses incurred while attending the annual convention may be tax deductible. Please consult your accountant or tax attorney.


Name Badges 

Each registered guest and Expo exhibitor will be given a convention badge that should be worn to all convention activities. Your badge will admit you to the Expo, all business meetings, sponsored events and functions not requiring a ticket. Your badge is for your use only. Additional badges are available at Registration at package prices. Lost badges will be reprinted at Registration. Lost tickets will not be reprinted.


Consent to Use Photographic Images

Registration and attendance at or participation in TSCRA meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant or attendee to TSCRA’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image.


Future Cattle Raisers Conventions

March 23 to 25, 2018, Fort Worth
March 29 to 31, 2019, Fort Worth
March 27 to 29, 2020, Fort Worth