American Angus Association Regional Manager leads group dedicated to seedstock breeders.
Radale Tiner, American Angus Association regional manager for Texas, New Mexico and Louisiana, was recently elected president of the Texas Purebred Cattle Alliance (TPCA). The statewide organization was formed to establish an alliance of all purebred breeders and associations to promote and protect the seedstock cattle industry in Texas. The group is also concerned with improving production techniques and the conditions involved with raising purebred cattle.
"I feel extremely honored to be part of an organization that is focused on working for the beef producers of Texas," Tiner says. "I’m looking forward to the year ahead, serving with my fellow breed association colleagues."
The TPCA promotes educational programs and activities to protect the beef industry and the high-quality product farmers and ranchers supply. The group works closely with the Texas Animal Health Commission, the Texas Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and their representatives on animal health issues and marketing seedstock cattle. The TPCA also cooperates with the Texas Beef Council, U.S. Beef Breeds Council and the American Dairy Council in efforts to improve the purebred cattle industry.
The TPCA promotes marketing ideas, international and domestic trade, encourages better communication among the purebred cattle breeders and their associations. The TPCA provides greater unity within the purebred cattle industry to affect a more reasonable and effective way for purebred cattle breeders to deal with legislation applicable to the cattle industry.
Members of the 2014-2015 TPCA officer team are: 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.
Source: American Angus Association