The Texas Deer Association (TDA) proudly supports Texas students in helping to achieve their educational goals with the awarding of scholarships, on an annual basis, to deserving young Texans. This year at our 25th Annual Convention, we were able to recognize these individuals. We hope you take a couple minute to learn more about the 2023 scholarship recipients and their educational and career goals. We are looking forward to the positive advancements these individuals will make in their career fields!
Kevin Davis, TDA’s Executive Director, joins the North American Deer Talk Podcast to give an update on critical information regarding the work TDA is focusing on right now.
As the 88th session of the Texas Legislature is winding down, we are pleased to announce the passage of SB 1372! This bill only effects CWD positive facilities, and it transfers the burden of the cost of depopulations from the deer breeder to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Characterization of Classical Sheep Scrapie in White-tailed Deer After Experimental Oronasal Exposure
The transmissible spongiform encephalopathies of animals include scrapie in sheep and goats, CWD in cervids, bovine spongiform encephalopathy, and transmissible mink encephalopathy. These neurodegenerative diseases are associated with the accumulation of misfolded prion protein (PrPSc) in the central and peripheral nervous tissues as well as lymphoid tissues in the cases of classic scrapie and CWD.
The final installment examines the future of deer breeding and our critical role in disease elimination. Specifically, the piece focuses on the work of Christopher Seabury, an animal genetics researcher and a professor at A&M and his comprehensive research on the genetic components of CWD. Story by Fort Worth Star-Telegram
This subsequent piece tells the behind-the-scenes story of the auction experience and our businesses and underscores the value of animals. Story by Fort Worth Star-Telegram
The series starts with a holistic and balanced overview of the industry, current regulations, and TPWD’s overreach. Story by Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Texas Deer Association (TDA) is excited to announce Kevin Davis, a longtime policy expert and advocate for deer breeders, as the new Executive Director. Kevin’s experience and deep knowledge of industry history will help TDA continue its successful organizational growth and expand relationships with all necessary stakeholders in the future.
Live Q&A on Comprehensive CWD Rules Package – TDA President, John True and TDA Executive Director, Kevin Davis,…