Texas Cattle Raisers elect new officers

Cattle Market & Farm Reports, Editorials
Dec 20, 2007
by WLJ
New officers were elected March 26 during the closing session of Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association’s (TSCRA) 130th annual convention in Fort Worth, TX.

Jon Means of Van Horn, TX, was elected president; G. Dave Scott, Richmond, TX, first vice president; and Joe J. Parker Jr., Byers, TX, second vice president and secretary.

Longtime TSCRA Director Louis M. Pearce Jr. of Houston was elevated from honorary director to honorary vice president status. New honorary directors are C. H. “Terry” McCall of Comanche, TX, and Scott Petty Jr. of San Antonio, TX.

New directors are John L. Cantrell of Cresson, TX; Beth Knolle Naiser of Sandia, TX; Charles R. “Butch” Robinson of Houston, TX; Steve Sikes of Fort Worth, TX; Steve Swenson of Dallas, TX; and Dennis W. Webb of Barnhart, TX.

Jon Means is a fourth-generation rancher who raises commercial Angus and Angus-cross cattle in the Davis Mountains area of west Texas where his ancestors settled in 1884. He resides at the Moon Ranch in Jeff Davis County, is managing partner of Means Ranch Co. with operations in Culberson and Jeff Davis counties, and owner of the H-Y Ranch Co. in Grant County, NM. He is also a partner in Alamo Cattle Co.

Means serves on the board of directors of the Fort Davis State Bank, National Finance Credit Corp.of Texas, the Texas Livestock Marketing Association and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA). He is a member of the Texas Cattle Feeders Association and the Private Lands Advisory Board of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission.

He served for six years on the board of the Texas Beef Council and for 25 years on the board of directors of the Highpoint Soil and Water Conservation District Dave Scott operates G.D. Scott Cattle Co. and has partnerships in Fort Bend, Harris, Waller, Robertson and Cottle counties. He is also vice president of Port City Stockyards Co. at Sealy, TX. In 1960, he became a partner with his father in Scott Livestock Commission Co. Established in 1931, it was the first commission company on the Port City Stockyards at Houston.

Scott is a life member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and chaired its Range Bull and Heifer Committee for six years. He is also a life member of the Fort Bend County Fair Association and a member of Texas Cattle Feeders Association, NCBA, and the Brazoria County Cattlemen’s Association.

New to the slate of officers is Joe Parker Jr. who is a partner in Parker Ranches Ltd. with his brother Jim. They are involved in ranching, wheat farming and operating a pecan orchard.

Parker is also chairman of the board and president of the First National Bank of Byers, vice president and manager of Parker & Mayo Inc., an investment company, and partner and manager of Parker Minerals Ltd., an oil and gas investment company.

He is a member of NCBA, a director of the North Texas Rehabilitation Center in Wichita Falls, TX, and a state director of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas.

TSCRA is a 130-year-old trade organization whose 14,500 members manage approximately 5.4 million cattle on 70.3 million acres of range and pasture land, mostly in Texas and Oklahoma. It was organized in 1877, primarily to fight cattle theft.