SAN ANTONIO, TX- Jason Bates representing the International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) was elected first vice president of the Texas Purebred Cattle Alliance (TPCA). The TPCA was organized to form an alliance of all purebred breeders and purebred associations to promote and protect the seedstock cattle industry in the State of Texas and to improve production techniques and the conditions of persons engaged in the purebred cattle industry.
“I look forward to working with this progressive group,” said Bates, IBBA’s Director of Field Services and Commercial Marketing. “As a representative of purebred breeders, I welcome your feedback and ideas on how we can advance purebred beef cattle.”
The TPCA promotes marketing ideas, international and domestic trade, and encourages better communication among the purebred cattle breeders and their associations. The TPCA works closely with the Texas Animal Health Commission, the Texas Department of Agriculture, the United States Department of Agriculture and their representatives on animal health issues and marketing seedstock cattle. The TPCA also cooperates with the Texas Beef Council, United States Beef Breeds Council and the American Dairy Council in efforts to improve the purebred cattle industry.
The 2014-2015 TPCA officers include: President Radale Tiner, American Angus Association; First Vice President Jason Bates, International Brangus Breeders Association; Second Vice President John Ford, Santa Gertrudis Breeders International; and Secretary/Treasurer Collin Osbourn, Beefmaster Breeders United.