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Columns

Event recaps

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Junior Profile: Clay Scherotter

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Diamond S Futurity

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Art & Soul: ABBI Creativity Contest

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Neckover ABBI 3D Challenge-Round I

Circle T Ranch and Rodeo: Keepin’ It Real: Real Passion, Real People, Real Bovines.

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Warner’s Corner: Preparing Cattle for Summer Performance

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Pueblo BFTS Classic

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Nutrition: Bucking Bull Stress and Nutrition

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Pueblo Futurity

by Sugar Kuhn

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Pueblo Junior Futurity

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Female Factor: 22 Miss All Star

Las Vegas 2011: It’s a Whole New Bull Game! by Susan Bedford

The Industry’s New Gold Standard: From Fan to Stock Contractor by Susan Bedford

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departments

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Behind the Chutes ABBI Biz

Reminders, notes, deadlines, and schedules

On the cover:

American Heritage Futurity winner, Bad Wine and winners, J&J Supply’s Jim Mattox, Gene Baker, Bob Schaff and The Jaynes Gang.

legends

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ABBI American Heritage Derby

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Bonafide Bucker: Robinson’s +123 Voodoo Child

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American Heritage Junior Futurity

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Susan Bedford

Hannah Gant Austin Whitmore

Account Executives

Editor in Chief

Sugar Kuhn

The American Bucking Bull Magazine is owned and operated by the United States Bucking Bull Association in conjunction with American Bucking Bull Inc. all rights reserved. printing by Quad Graphics.

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Cedric Maniquiz Creative Director

Andy Watson Allen Glanville Matt Breneman Photography

Assistant Editor

2011 American Heritage Futurity

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Decatur Bull Team Bash

Blast from the Past: Kent Cox and 15 Playboy Skoal

Photo by Allen Glanville

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USBBA 101 W. Riverwalk Pueblo, CO 81003

Phone: 719-242-2747 Fax: 719-242-2746 email: info@americanbuckingbull.com


President’s Message

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Every year, I think the American Heritage is even better than the year before-and this year was certainly no exception. But instead of it just being better, I thought that this year our annual event in Ardmore was really taken to the next level. From the hard work of the staff to the enthusiastic response of the fans, I felt an unmatched level of support this year for what we are doing. We had more bulls than ever before, as well as a caliber of competition that is simply unmatched in the industry today. From east, west, north and south, dedicated members made the trek to Oklahoma to be a part of the events that paid out well over $600,000. In the ultimate battle of the 2-year-olds, 918 Bad Wine was crowned king and over $495,000 was paid out. The J&J Supply/Gene Baker/Bob Schaff/Jaynes Gang bull won over $119,000 for his outstanding 4 second performance. There were so many truly great Futurity bulls competing in Ardmore that after watching them, I am more excited than ever before about the Futurity Finals this Fall. There are already so many strong contenders who have qualified, that I have no doubt the Futurity Finals will be one of the highlights of Vegas this year. I was really impressed by our youngest members- these Junior Futurity participants are a great group of kids and it bodes well for the future of our sport to have members like these. A big congratulations to Rex Samford and 920 Bring It On for winning the second junior event of the season. Many of the junior members had their bulls entered in the American Heritage as well and they placed very well and took home some big prize money. We had a Derby again this year, which is always a crowd favorite. Show Sports and Jane Clark’s 603 Cowtown Gangster beat the other 3-year-olds to claim over $32,000, beating out a tough field of competition to take home the biggest piece of the $162,000 plus prize purse. I hope you were able to attend Ardmore and be a part of a weekend that was more than just bucking bulls- it was filled with food, family and fun. The ABBI staff worked hard to make Ardmore a social event and with kick-off parties and the great live music of Moe Bandy, I think it was a big success. I hope to see you in Las Vegas. Once again the South Point Resort & Casino will be our home away from home, as well as the site of our Wild Card and Sale events. I hope to be able to catch up with you there if we didn’t have time to visit in Ardmore and I look forward to working with all our members, fans, sponsors and supporters on making this the best Finals in our history.

q Mission Statement q q Record and preserve the pedigrees of the world’s premier

bucking bull livestock while maintaining the integrity and enhancing the value of the breed. q Provide beneficial services for ABBI members that enhance

and encourage “best practices” in bucking bull ownership, breeding, training and welfare. q Generate interest and growth in ABBI through registered

cattle ownership, membership, education, sponsorship and involvement through marketing, promotion, advertising and publicity of the bucking bull breed and ABBI benefits, services and events. q Develop diverse and comprehensive programs and events

that will educate and familiarize owners, members and the general public in the unique heritage and qualities of bucking bull livestock.

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Brad Boyd President, American Bucking Bull Inc.

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Manager’s Message

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with Kaycee Simpson

Hello all, We did it- we made it through another hot weekend in Ardmore, Okla. What a great event WinStar American Heritage was this year. I want to say thanks to everyone that competed, worked and enjoyed the event. It takes great contractors, bulls and sponsors to make these events work. So, again, thank you. I would like to let everyone know that ABBI is continuing to grow the programs and opportunities we offer. We are excited to introduce a new program that will add an additional level of excitement and fun. ABBI will be hand selecting 100 world-class bucking bulls from the top ranches of the ABBI and PBR. These bulls will then be relocated to the same ranch where they will all receive the same care and training…The Gold Standard. Now anyone can purchase a worldclass bucking bull. Open to the first 100 to purchase a spot in the Gold Standard, this is something you will want to be a part of. If you are lucky enough to get a hold of one of 100 Gold Standard Contractor spots, you will have the luxury of checking out all the athletes one month prior to the draft which will be held at the Las Vegas World Finals. In Las Vegas, an auction will be held for the draft order, followed up by the draft where all the contractors will select their competitor for the 2012 Gold Standard Season. Gold Standard Contractors and their bulls will be invited to exclusive events at four Built Ford Tough Series throughout the year with each purse equaling $25,000 per event. The season leads up to the grand finale in Las Vegas where the Gold Standard Bucking Bulls will square off to bring home their contractor $250,000 for first place in 2012. With over $400,000 awarded at the finals, the total season purse will total a Half a Million Dollars! Awesome bucking bulls and the chance to win big money without having to feed, train, house, haul, or flank... it is all the fun of owning a bucking bull without any of the work, worry and danger. Please visit our website at abbigoldstandard.com for more information on The Gold Standard. The 100 spots will be available soon on a first come, first serve basis. Don’t miss out on this golden opportunity. We appreciate your business and hope to see you at a future event. Remember that life is too short, so have fun and ride for the brand.

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From your official sponsors:

Members receive 6 colorful, educational issues of The American Bucking Bull magazine each year. In addition, members qualify for the special Member Rate when they advertise in The American Bucking Bull, the ABBI Breeders Guide or the ABBI Las Vegas Finals program.

teampbr.com

To be the Official Equipment Company of the PBR, Priefert has to prove its equipment is worthy every week! Designed with ultimate durability and safety for both man and animal, Priefert’s Rough Stock line of bucking chutes, arenas and holding pens not only withstand being tested by the toughest bulls in the world, they must also repeatedly handle being loaded, unloaded and set up for PBR events all across the country. To quote Randy Bernard, “It (Priefert equipment) has never let us down—ever.” Priefert is proud to support the Toughest Sport on Earth and understands the importance of protecting your investment in the next 4-legged star of the PBR. Visit www.priefert.com or call 800-527-8616.

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Big Tex would like to extend a great discount to all ABBI members and PBR riders, stock contractors and bull owners. All you have to do in an e-mail or phone call is mention Big Tex Trailers slogan “Tough As A Texas Longhorn” or “Big Tex 13” for your special discount. Big Tex Trailers has a large selection of new and used trailers available. Horse, stock, utility, cargo, and many other trailers are available at all times, as well as truck beds. Big Tex Trailers takes any type of trailer in on trade and offers financing and a large selection of parts. Mt. Pleasant, Texas. (903) 577-7418 or mitzil@bigtextrailers.com. www.trailersdirect.com or www.bigtextrailers.com.

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Herculiner Truck Bed Liners are the durable and inexpensive solution to giving your truck bed or horse trailer floor a new life! Herculiner is presenting the top 4 Wild Card bulls, and the top two Futurity calf winners with a certificate for one Herculiner truck bed kit to cover your truck bed or floor of your horse trailer. To learn more about Herculiner and their great products, visit www.herculiner.com.

With more than 30 years of combined experience designing and manufacturing Hydraulic Squeeze Chutes and Working Facilities for Feedlots and Cattle Producers, Cattleac chutes are built with the same heavy material needed for strength and lasting durability. Standard layout, or customize a layout to fit your needs. www. cattleequip.com

Michael Gaughan’s South Point Resort and Casino is proud to host the ABBI for their 2011 World Finals. The South Point is a 2,200-room resort in Las Vegas, Nevada providing affordable luxury while catering to visitors and locals alike. This casino destination features a world-class spa, bowling center, nine restaurants, showroom, equestrian arena, convention center, exhibit hall, bingo and all of the casino games that made Las Vegas famous. The South Point opened in 2005 with a large casino expansion in Summer 2010.

The South Point Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas will be the home of the 2011 ABBI Wild Card event on Monday, October 24 and the ABBI Futurity Finals on Wednesday, October 26. Call the South Point at 866-791-7626 or visit their website, www.southpointcasino.com to book your hotel room for October. ABBI fans can access special discounted South Point rates for Finals week by using the booking code “ABB1022”. The American Bucking Bull q July/Aug 2011

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q Holiday State of Mind As we wrap up this issue on the eve of the Fourth of July, it got me thinking about holidays in general and how much better life could be if we had a positive ‘holiday state of mind’ year-round. During the holidays, we come together to spend time with family and friends, embrace each other a little more, speak with more kindness and celebrate what brings us together- rather than focusing on our differences. Notice that I said ‘positive’ earlier, the holidays can also bring out the worst in people. My most vivid Fourth of July memory is one when my little brother and I got those little plastic American flags on sticks. I attached mine to my big wheel handlebar and peddled around the neighborhood proudly. My brother did the same, except he held his flag in his hand. At one point, the poor little guy probably just got tired and put his arm down. The flag dragged on the ground. My patriotic, self-righteous 5-year-old self pitched a fit. I yelled at him that he was a bad American and “revoked” his flag privileges. After I had calmed down, my tearful 3-year-old brother explained that no one had told him he couldn’t let the flag touch the ground. This is a memory that still makes me cringe. I had jumped to conclusions and attacked someone without seeing the big picture or getting their side of the story. My other vivid Fourth of July memory is my dad in tights and a wig. Our town had a big parade to celebrate America’s birthday and my dad was enlisted to play one of the Founding Fathers. I remember being so full of pride that it was my dad in that powdered wig, tricorne (one of those three-cornered hats) and knickers representing America. However, if that had continued into my teenage years I am sure I would have been mortified by it. When I was born, my dad was in the Air Force so I arrived into the world on an airbase in Japan outside of Tokyo. My parents called their families back home, which was a day earlier due to the international date line. This caused some temporary confusion as to what day I was actually born. To explain this to me as a child, my mom told me about the Japanese Birthday Fairy (inspired by the Tooth Fairy I’m guessing). The Japanese Birthday Fairy showed up the day before my birthday (when it was already my birthday in Japan) and left me gifts. My mom still makes me feel unique and special, mailing me gifts from the Japanese Birthday Fairy each year. Growing up my family obviously had some unique traditions. On Thanksgiving, my mother would make each of us whatever food we were most thankful for. When my brother and I were younger, this made for some interesting meals. I recall one Thanksgiving where my dad had steak and potatoes, my brother had baked beans, tacos and Ritz crackers and I had french fries, tater tots and strawberry shortcake. I don’t recall what my mom ate- probably nothing because she was too busy cooking three different meals! The ABBI Finals has literally become a holiday tradition for many members and fans. People will take vacation days from work and bring their whole family to Nevada. Try to approach each ABBI event with a positive holiday attitude- you get to catch up with old friends and spend time with your family. Even a weird relative (or two) usually can be tolerated over the holidays- try to do the same with people you don’t see eye-to-eye with. Reach out, help others and celebrate what you have in common with the people around you. Don’t let a bad apple (or relative) spoil your experience. Rise above, rather than sink down to the level of your detractors and the naysayers. There is something noble in sacrificing your time and effort to bring a smile to someone’s face- even if they are a total stranger. Take the time to explain or help someone who doesn’t understand or is doing something wrong, rather than attacking or criticizing them. And live with the realization that no matter how well you think you know someone, you will never really be able to walk a mile in their cowboy boots- or ride a block on their big wheel- so try not to judge.

Susan Bedford, Editor-in-Chief

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Super Stakes Incentive Program Want to increase your bucking stock’s market value? Then you’ll want to be a part of the Super Stakes Program. This new program provides added incentive for Bucking Stock owners who buck their bulls in ABBI Events. The Super Stakes Program pays cash dividends for money earned by nominated bulls at ABBI-approved events. In fact, the Super Stakes Program is the most unique incentive program in the bucking stock industry today. Here are some of the program benefits • Bull calves that are registered in their birth year by December 31 will have the opportunity to enter into the program for only $25/ head • As a bull calf gets nominated the sire and dam also gets nominated provided that both sire and dam are verified.  • Super Stakes money is divided and paid annually. Payouts are based on the total number money earned by the bulls at the end of the 2 Year Old Year, 3 Year Old Year and 4 Year Old Year. • A list of nominated calves will be published January through October issues of The American Bucking Bull, Inc.  This is an added service to provide potential buyers with the information needed to make informed decisions when buying ABBI registered bulls. • The calf will be listed as a Super Stake Participant in the registry.

Information for Bull and Cow Owners This program highlights not only the calf but the dam and sire as well. This is a great way to increase the value of the sire or dam by enrolling their offspring into the program. 

How to Enroll: 2010 Calves can be enrolled until Sept 30, 2011 through online enrollment or filling out a 2010 Super Stakes Enrollment Form and sending it into to the office. 

For 2011 Calves it is even easier, enrollment can be done when registering your 2011 calves. There is an option to add it to the registration or if you would like you can send your Super Stakes Enrollment Form into the office.

How is the amount of prize money awarded each year determined? • The $25 /head is split up between sire, dam and calf. As a calf is nominated $15 goes into the calf payout, $5 goes into the dam payout and $5 goes into the sire payout. • 2 Year Old Year - payout is 20% of bull calves nominated in the same birth year • 3 Year Old Year - payout is 30% of bull calves nominated in the same birth year • 4 Year Old Year – payout is 50% of bull calves nominated in the same birth year An ABBI bull has a competition career for three years. Based on that fact, the total money awarded in any year is determined by the amount of bull calf nominations in their birth year and then a percentage will be used for each year of competition. A minimal management fee may be taken out at time of payout.

Payout: Payout will occur every year the bull is competing in an ABBI event at the end of the season. Payout will be based on money won. 

Please visit americanbuckingbull.com for more information on the Super Stakes Program. (Continued on next page)

Signed, Sealed, Delivered? No one, not even the US Postal Service, is perfect. So if you aren’t getting your magazine, please contact the ABBI home office for assistance and ask for Rebecca. Sometimes a cover just gets torn off in transit so a magazine never shows up, other times people move and forget to update their address. On rare occasions, your mail carrier just really wants to read The American Bucking Bull Magazine...just joking, that is a federal offense (I think)! When you call the office, we can confirm your mailing address. If this is correct, we can then request the mailing house to look into your delivery (or lack thereof) situation. And remember you can always read the magazine online, at americanbuckingbull.com as well as the new magazine website.

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Super Stakes Animal List animal

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Super Stakes

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sex

sire

dam

DKS Scarecrow 120

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2010-008

05/10/10 NB

Fair Time

SA 119

Cash King

10115928

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2010-007

04/25/10 AB

Cloud King

Phoenix

Spartan Breach Pride Nine Ball

10120217 10120218 10120219 10120220

13 2 58 60

2010-001 2010-002 2010-003 2010-004

03/18/10 03/21/10 03/23/10 03/23/10

NB NB NB NB

Legacy Legacy Neon Ghost Legacy

Neon Hammer

10120221

62

2010-005

03/31/10 NB

Murdock 018 DKS 1199 Wild Bo DKS 131 AHS 003

10120222 10127378 10129650 10129662

18 1199 131 3

2010-006 2010-009 2011-001 2011-002

04/09/10 06/19/10 04/06/11 04/01/11

Gitcha Some Wine

10129789

2J 114

2011-003

05/06/11 AB

JT A2

Smoke 'em

10129847

12

2011-006

05/10/11 EB

Skat Kat

RJ 117

Suenami

10129851

C1

2011-007

03/14/11 AB

Smokeless High Tide

Miss Kitty

Corona

10130099

LH22

2011-008

01/14/11 NB

Hou Dis TN143

10130404

TV

2011-009

04/12/11 AB

Hou Dat TN144

10130405

TV

2011-010

04/12/11 AB

TN146

10130406

TV

2011-011

04/30/11 AB

BC 135

10130484

135

2011-012

03/30/11 NB

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Neon Powder Black Ghost Lioness Ping

Simmons, David Bert Smith & Dewey Johnson, * Smith, Bryan Smith, Bryan Smith, Bryan Smith, Bryan

Neon Ghost

Strikes Twice

Smith, Bryan

Complete

Neon Ghost RJ 348 Niagra Wild Fire

Plummers Forty RJ 1025 Paint

Smith, Bryan Simmons, David Simmons, David Swim, Austin & Hannah

Complete Complete Complete Pending CompleteDNA Sire

Johnson, Jeremiah

Complete Complete Complete Complete Complete

Bert Smith & Dewey Complete Johnson, * Berggren, Leon & Margaret Complete Waiting For Flores, Pancho & Cindy Samples Waiting For T&N Cattle Company, * Samples Waiting For T&N Cattle Company, * Samples Waiting For T&N Cattle Company, * Samples Waiting For Richardson, Jody Samples

Exclusive Barmby Video only on ABBIMag.com! When it comes to historical influences on bucking bred bovines, California’s Bob Barmby is one of the industry’s most important visionaries.  He is the man behind a host of database entries which reference “Barmby” or “Oscar Bloodlines,” many via super-sire 34 Oscar’s Velvet. Besides being an instrumental icon of breeding bucking bovines, Barmby led a fascinating western life. Thanks to the Barmby family’s generosity, the American Bucking Bull magazine is thrilled to share with our readers this exclusive, archived video footage of Barmby, his cattle, and a glimpse into his vintage life.

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We’re online! The American Bucking Bull Magazine is now online. Besides each issue, we’ll also feature the latest news, industry update and event results. We’ll also have exclusive stories, pictures and videos you can’t find anywhere else. We are excited to be expanding our coverage of the industry and hope you’ll be a part of it. Please come celebrate our launch at abbimag.com and let us know what you think!

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In the May/June issue of the American Bucking Bull magazine we missed an important fact when it comes to the original breeder of Box K’s Spring Fling Classic Champ 78 Poker Face. John Fry’s JF Buckers program of Alvord, Texas is responsible for the painted up black and white bull’s existence. In fact Fry still owns both the dam and sire of Poker Face, 701 Rodeo a Chaos son, and JF-01 Little Shiney an Automatic daughter. We recognize how important it is to identify a Classic contenders original breeder and the program from which he stems.


qq q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q Reminder: Mikel Moreno Scholarship Deadline Approaching Attention all junior members, applications for the 2011 Mikel Moreno Scholarship Award should be submitted by September 18. The annual award was started by Cindy Rosser and Julio Moreno to honor the memory of their late son, Mikel Moreno. Mikel was a successful bucking bull breeder before losing his battle with leukemia at age 18. “The scholarship was started to help a young person with their goal of going to college, a dream our son wasn’t able to see come true for his own life,” explained Cindy Rosser Moreno. This will be the third year the scholarship has been awarded.  Applications are being accepted until September 18. The winner will be announced as part of the ABBI World Finals. The ABBI World Finals is held in conjunction with the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) World Finals. Applicants for the Mikel J. Moreno Scholarship Award need to be high school seniors who will be attending college this fall. Applicants must also have been an ABBI member for a minimum of two years. Applications are available on the ABBI website: www.americanbuckingbull.com. Applications must be accompanied by a  letter to the Scholarship Committee detailing the applicants involvement in the bucking bull industry and their future career goals. Applicants should also list the college they plan to attend and their expected course of study. Any additional information applicants would like to submit to help the Committee make their selection is also welcome.

The presentation of the scholarship will be during the ABBI World Finals. Mikel was a native of California and the grandson of the legendary rodeo icon Cotton Rosser. Mikel was instrumental in the success of his parent’s bucking bull breeding programs and helped to produce  great PBR bucking bulls like Reindeer Dippin’, Troubadour and Big Mike. Holey Slinger, Mikel’s Kat, Water Patrol and Johnny Ringo were just some of the bulls that came out of Mikel’s own breeding program. The bucking bull bloodlines he helped to develop live on in countless bucking bull programs including Flying U, Flying C and Moreno Livestock. Please contact the ABBI office, should you have any additional questions at 719-242-2747. 

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A Wild Ride on Red Wolf 5 year old Bradford Fisher smiles aboard one of the industry’s all time greats Red Wolf.

Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Hoxie! Rebecca Marker Walker and Asher Hoxie tied the knot in Stephenville, Texas on June 28. Being dedicated breeders, the two then headed over to buck some bulls at the 4Cs Arena afterward. They did make it to St. Thomas for a honeymoon though the next day!

Cindy Rosser’s Troubadour Daughter with Reindeer Calf

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Steroids in ABBI/PBR Competition Bulls by Susan Bedford

The PBR and ABBI have always been dedicated to the safety and welfare of the animal athletes competing in their events. The respective rule books for each organization bans any and all forms of cheating and both organizations retain the right to test tissue and fluid samples for any reason deemed necessary. The use of anabolic steroids clearly constitutes cheating and the PBR’s Rule Book expressly prohibits the use of these substances. At the Pueblo Built Ford Tough Series event, PBR drew blood samples from 39 randomly selected Classic bulls for testing. Of these, a meaningful amount came back positive. In 2007, the PBR Board of Directors established three Board Advisory Committees: the Rules and Regulations Committee, the Conduct Committee, and Bull Testing Committee. Of these three, it is the Bull Testing committee who is responsible for all policies, rules, testing and disciplinary sanctions related to the use of banned substances in bucking bulls. Following the results of the Pueblo tests, the Bull Testing committee met and decided to impose fines and sanctions on stock contractors whose animals tested positive for steroids. ABBI recognizes that people want to know who was fined and what animals tested positive, however the Testing Committee, under no obligation to disclose this information, elected to keep the identity of offenders and their bulls confidential. Whether you gave your bull a banned substance intentionally or accidentally, or even if someone else did it without your knowledge or permission you are responsible for any bull that carries your brand and/or your name. PBR’s Official Rule Book contains a “Stock Contractor Responsibility Rule” modeled after the same rule used in the horse racing industry. The rule plainly states it is a stock contractor’s sole and exclusive responsibility for any and all substances found in his or her bull. That means you must be vigilant about the people you hire and those you allow to care for your animals, as well as knowing each and every shot, pill or supplement each animal ingests and whether or not it is a banned substance. Unlike the race horse industry, bucking bulls fall under the potential food source category. So even though our animals tend to retire to pastures (not become a hamburger special), the FDA has a list of substances that cannot be in any cattle. Although anabolic steroids aren’t on this list, other things are so this is yet another reason to be hyper-vigilant about the care of your animals. The ABBI and PBR are committed to providing a level and even playing field for everyone in the industry. From here on out, more testing will take place and all animals winning money at ABBI events

should expect to be tested. The ABBI and PBR’s number one priority is to take care of the animals that provide not just entertainment and thrills to millions of fans, but who are the financial cornerstone of our sport. Without bulls there are no bull riding events and arenas will sit empty. Dr. Gary Warner, one of the leading veterinarians in bucking bull care in the world today and a PBR and ABBI adviser explained some common questions and concerns he has heard regarding anabolic steroids in the industry. “Some people think they need to use them if they are hauling their bull a lot, to keep on weight,” Warner explained. “The solution to that is to rest them; anabolics are not the solution.” He went on to explain that people who are using banned substances in their cattle often think they must “wean” the animal off it gradually. Warner also says this is a falsehood. “Just stop using it, You don’t need to reduce the dose slowly.” In human males, anabolics can induce a sense of euphoria- the world is a very bright place. But it can also cause aggression and mood swings. So anabolic steroids may make your bull more aggressive, but that is about it. And I know plenty of cowboys and bullfighters who would argue that isn’t a desirable trait after a buck off. Unlike humans who can train specific muscles in a precise ways in a gym to make them bigger, there is no way to target exact muscles in bulls explained Warner. Warner compared the bucking bull athlete to a gymnast. “You wouldn’t expect Arnold Schwarzenegger in his prime to be able to go out and do a flip. Our bulls are athletes. More muscle mass doesn’t equal a better performance, it can just mean less flexibility. Performance is not about the size of muscles.” Anabolic steroids can cause liver damage (in humans and bulls) and affect future reproductive ability as well. With semen commanding such a high-price from good buckers, it just doesn’t make sense to mess with the swimmers. “This isn’t about punishing people,” explained Warner, “this is about making the competition fair and leveling the playing field.” Let’s all work together to move beyond this incident and make sure every animal is competing fairly and safely- and without banned substances.

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2011 Season Events Schedule subject to change. Visit www.americanbuckingbull.com for up-to-date information.

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Location

Type

Status

Dec. 31 -  Jan. 1

New Year's Eve Cowtown Classic

Ft. Worth, TX    

 TPD   

Confirmed

February 11

Oklahoma City BFTS Classic

OKC, OK   

 BFTS

Confirmed

April 2-3

Kansas City BFTS Classic

Kansas City, MO

BFTS  

Confirmed

April 22-23

Spring Fling Classic

Stephenville, TX

TPD   

Confirmed

April 23

Spring Fling Futurity

Stephenville, TX  

Futurity

Confirmed

May 7

Diamond S Futurity

Weatherford, TX

Futurity

Confirmed

May 7   

Archdale 3D/4D Futurity Series

Archdale, NC

Futurity

Confirmed

May 20-21   

Pueblo BFTS Classic

Pueblo, CO

BFTS   

Confirmed

May 21   

Pueblo Futurity

Pueblo, CO

Futurity

Confirmed

May 21

Pueblo Junior Futurity

Pueblo, CO

Junior Futurity

Confirmed

May 28

Decatur Bull Team Bash

Decatur, TX

Team

Confirmed

June 2

Dave Osburn Memorial Bullriding  Classic

Santa Maria, CA

Discovery

Confirmed

June 10-11

American Heritage Futurity

Ardmore, OK

Futurity

Confirmed

June 10-11

American Heritage Derby

Ardmore, OK

TPD

Confirmed

June 10-11

American Heritage Junior Futurity

Ardmore, OK

Junior Futurity

Confirmed

June 24-25

Mike White Invitational Classic

Lake Charles, LA

TPD

Confirmed

June 24

Mike White Invitational Futurity

Lake Charles, LA  

Futurity    

Confirmed

July 4

West Jordan Classic

West Jordan, UT

TPD

Confirmed

July 9   

Gonzales, TX   

Gonzales, TX

TBD   

Confirmed

July 15   

Weatherford Battle of the Bulls Classic

Weatherford, TX

TPD   

Confirmed

July 16

Weatherford Battle of the Bulls Maturity

Weatherford, TX  

TPD

Confirmed

July 29

Winstar Casino Classic

Thackerville, OK

BFTS

Confirmed

July 30

Winstar Casino Futurity

Thackerville, OK

BFTS

Confirmed

July 30

Archdale 3D/4D Futurity Series

Archdale, NC

Futurity   

Confirmed

August 12

Tulsa BFTS Classic

Tulsa, OK

BFTS

Confirmed

August 13

Lightning C Summer Bash Futurity

Claremore, OK

Futurity

Confirmed

August 13

Lightning C Summer Bash Junior Futurity

Claremore, OK   

Junior Futurity

Confirmed

September 2-3

Archdale Classic

Archdale, NC

TPD

Confirmed

September 3

Archdale 3D/4D Futurity Series

Archdale, NC

Futurity

Confirmed

September 3

Ogallala Maturity

Ogallala, NE

TPD

Pending

September 10

Guthrie Classic   

Guthrie, OK

TPD

Confirmed

September 11

Guthrie Maturity

Guthrie, OK 

TPD

Confirmed

September 16 & 18

Springfield BFTS Super Classic

Springfield, MO

BFTS

Confirmed

September 17   

Springfield BFTS Maturity

Springfield, MO  

BFTS

Pending

October 1

Stephenville Futurity Wild Card

Stephenville, TX

Futurity

Pending

October  24 

Wild Card     

Las Vegas, NV

Classic

Confirmed

October  26

Futurity Finals

Las Vegas, NV

Futurity   

Confirmed

October  26

Junior Futurity

Las Vegas, NV

Junior Futurity

Confirmed

October  26

Maturity

Las Vegas, NV

TPD

Confirmed

October  26 & 29

Classic Finals

Las Vegas, NV

BFTS

Confirmed

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Ronnie Roach Award Breeder of the Year

(1st Registered Breeder of Classic Finals Winner) Buckle – $1000 Certificate toward CM pickup flatbed Bronze Statue

Horizon Award

(Breeder of Futurity Finals Winner) Buckle – $1000 Certificate toward CM pickup flatbed

High Money 3-year-old Bull

Buckle - Custom plaque

Top 5 Year End Money Winners for 2-year-old, 3-year-old and 4-year-old bulls

15% Discount Certificates

IT’S EASY TO ADVERTISE!

Finals Champion Classic Bull

Buckle - $250,000

Finals Champion Futurity Bull

Buckle - $100,000

Reserve Finals Champion Classic Bull

Buckle

Reserve Finals Champion Futurity Bull

Buckle

Year End Champion Classic Bull

Buckle – (1 yr. lease) - trailer

Year End Champion Futurity Bull

Buckle – (1 yr. lease) - trailer

Reserve Year End Classic Bull

Buckle

Reserve Year End Futurity Bull

Buckle

Vice President Kaycee Simpson

ABBI SHAREHOLDERS Scott Accomazzo & Moody-Rice Cattle Co. David M. Allen Berger Bucking Bulls Diamond S Bucking Bulls & Scott Pickens Dillon & H.D. Page Jerome & Tiffany Davis Bob Diedrich & Jason Diedrich Brad Boyd & Toby Floyd

Treasurer/Secretary Cindy Rosser

ADVERTISE WITH US:

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2011 ABBI BOARD OF DIRECTORS President Brad Boyd

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ABBI Contact: 101 West Riverwalk Pueblo, CO. 81003 Phone: 719-242-2747 Fax: 719-242-2746 info@americanbuckingbull.com

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Columns

by Hannah Gant

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Cal-Okie Ranch:

Clay Scherotter

Clay riding

The Scherotter family, originally from Southern California, moved to Oklahoma in 2006 to grow and become more involved in the bucking bull business. Their ranch in Ada is known as ‘Cal-Okie Ranch: Home of D&A Bucking Bulls.’ David and April became ABBI members in 2007. Their son Clay (12) became a member in 2010. Catrina, (15) hasn’t quite decided if the bucking bull industry is her “thing” yet or not. She will have a chance to become a member next year because her Dad has a few bulls as prospects for her. Clay on the other hand thinks he was made to ride, flank and own bulls. At the age of 12 the young cowboy already has some of his own bulls and breeding cows. Cody Whitney had a few heifers one year that Clay saw buck and he instantly found one he wanted to purchase, the named Buckey. Cody priced him at a $,000 and Clay took it. That was the beginning of it all for him and his bull business. Clay, at the age of 4 was named the National Reserve Mutton Busting NJBRA Champion (National Junior Bull Riding Association). After taking that title, he has been hooked. His parents would take him up to Northern California for the NJBRA events because there were no events held in Southern California. The shortest trips were usually around 8 hours, and as long as 12 hours. Clay continued to compete in the NJBRA and has not missed a year other than 2008, where he didn’t qualify by a point and a half. Although not being able to compete, Clay still went and helped out with the rodeo, and was there to watch and cheer on all of his friends; needless to say, he is a very good sport. The whole family was dedicated and knew that that wanted to raise their kids somewhere that made rodeoing a little easier, so they moved out to the great state of Oklahoma.

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Catrina and Clay Scherotter

In 2007 they decided to become official members of the industry and decided they really wanted to be involved with bulls in the ABBI. They bought their first couple of cow/calf pairs and it took off from there. David knew he wanted his kids to get involved with the junior Futurities, so in 2009 he bought Clay a calf that he would be able to compete in the 2010 youth futurities with. It was a good move because Clay ended up in the top 10 overall for the 2010 season. He hopes to do as well this year because he wants to qualify for Vegas. This year Clay has a couple calves, but they aren’t quite performing to the level he wishes. David said no matter how good or bad his bull does, his attitude never changes. Clay stays optimistic and hopes for a check the next time. What keeps him so involved is getting the chance to have his own set of bulls. Although he wants to be a bull rider, another dream he has is to own his own herd and at the age of 12 he has already got a jump start on it. Next year Clay will be competing with bulls that are owned by only him, his own personal pen of bulls. He is most looking forward to seeing how good his own bulls are, and also to see if he made good choices when purchasing his particular calves. Clay just isn’t a cowboy or stock contractor, he is also an athlete. In his spare time away from the bucking chutes, Clay enjoys playing baseball and loves to fish. His sister Catrina does a lot of charity work in her community and is very involved in Drama and the Agricultural program. By being involved in Ag classes she is becoming more familiar with bulls and cows and is gradually getting more interested in the bull business and might have one entered next season. Hope to see you soon, Catrina…and keep up the good work Clay!

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Columns

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Megan Gunn 13 yrs old

Fallon Wentz 12 yrs old

Justin Steinmetz 14 yrs old

The ABBI home office in Pueblo, Colo. received some great entries for their creativity contest! We wanted to share some favorites with you from Megan Gunn and Fallon Wentz, who are obviously talented artists, and Justin Steinmetz who undertook an extremely ambitious project on the ABBI. Way to go junior members! The American Bucking Bull q July/Aug 2011

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: $24,610.20 Total Season Winnings Paid to Date As Of: June 14, 2011

place id#

ABBI#

bull

owner

earnings

points

1

6322

10102901

Wild Willie

$6,415.60

56.00

2 3 3 5 6 6 8 8

920 09 38 903 -82 -88 2339 488

10099015 10093229 10111306 10092694 10101770 10129134 10093626 10104598

Bring It On Box K 09 Butter Bean Pistol Jack -82 MS -88 Oklahoma Breakdown Big Time Kat

$5,032.50 $2,581.25 $571.40 $1,714.20 $1,321.36 $1,321.36 $857.10 $857.10

54.00 42.00 42.00 37.00 35.00 35.00 32.00 32.00

8 11

J908 622

10104844 10099565

Outside the Box Crack the Latch

$857.10 $2,581.25

32.00 30.00

12 12 14 14 16

97 1404 26 708 910

10099453 10129808 10094636 10106569 10099165

97 Awol Nation 949 (26) The Rocker Preacher's Kid

$249.99 $249.99 $ $ $

-

29.00 29.00 28.00 28.00 26.00

16

W28

10101244

Wishy Washchi

$

-

18

6455

10102907

Brenny

$

18

944

10104047

RW 944

20 20

159 950

10093625 10099229

Jar Head Bet On Black

22 23 24 25 25

961 9-4 397 87 924

10104178 10110954 10111265 10101779 10112583

Game Over J.F.9-4 Air-Borne Bocephus Struck It Rich

27 27 29 30 30 32

17a 9069 922 906 960 W44

10099335 10109876 10099013 10101493 10104821 10102457

Cruz Missile Black Tie Affair Hot-N-Heavy Cash Daddy Terrell 960 W44 Wild Habits

33 33

M1-9 1109

10090283 10129577

Off Speed 1109

35 35

971 916

10104172 10129576

Terrell 971 916L

37 38

932 5385

10094453 10102905

Squiggy Hard Wired

Aaron Halpain - JATT Bucking Bulls Rex Samford Kaleb King / Karis King Kaleb King Cade Baker Matt Jack Rex Samford Heather Adcock Hunter Ohl - Blake, Saylor Ohl Jonathan Jaynes Aaron Halpain - JATT Bucking Bulls Zane Walker Taw Sherrell Zane Walker Wyatt Crowder Taylor Halpain - JATT Bucking Bulls Cash Roberts / D&H / L&E Bulls Ethan Yell - JATT Bucking Bulls Megan Walker / Rebecca Walker Mason Watters Megan Walker / Ace of Spades / Kash Cattle Paige Stout Cody Kral Kevin Romine - Sam Garcia Collin Taylor Hunter Ohl - Blake, Saylor Ohl Thomas Cruz Colt Baker Rex Samford Cooper Downer Tyler Terrell Cash Roberts / D&H Cattle / Flinn / L&E Bulls Jonathan Jaynes Ethan Yell - JATT Bucking Bulls Tyler Terrell Ethan Yell - JATT Bucking Bulls Rex Samford Taylor Halpain - JATT Bucking Bulls Austin Brito Sadie Lynn Preston Ogle Clay Scherotter Sam Garcia - Kevin Romine Tess Hardman Danyl Graumann Clay Scherotter Cutter Davis William Adcock III

38 40 40 42 42 42 45 45 45

20

922 869 22 901 263 18 DA 948 2 901 JT 78

10108232 10090384 10090891 10107177 10111246 10112557 10098929 10102350 10106628 10106498

Malakeye SB 869 Zamar Kit Carson Red-Headed Stepchild Ace Cowboy Tushka Tornado Stormin Norman Little Ice Water White Lightning Mr. Twister

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Year-end Junior standings and awards will be determined after the conclusion of the regular season in Claremore.

May 21

Pueblo Junior Futurity

Pueblo, Colo.

26.00

June 10-11

American Heritage Junior Futurity

Ardmore, Okla.

-

24.00

August 13

Lightning C Junior Futurity

Claremore, Okla.

$

-

24.00

October 26

$ $

-

22.00 22.00

Las Vegas Junior Futurity

South Point, Las Vegas

$ $ $ $ $

-

20.00 19.00 18.00 16.00 16.00

$ $ $ $ $ $

-

15.00 15.00 13.00 12.00 12.00 11.00

$ $

-

10.00 10.00

$ $

-

9.00 9.00

$ $

-

8.00 7.00

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

-

7.00 5.00 5.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 0.00

Kash Cattle Co. Boyd & Floyd Bull Co. JATT Bucking Bulls Box K Cattle Co. T. O. Peterson Phillip Harrison Sis & Stan Bucking Bulls Ag Business Specialist Lonnie & Crystal Tyner Elizabeth Iorio/Platinum Pistol Steve & Julie Ravenscroft


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Las Vegas 2011:

It’s a Whole New Bull Game! by Susan Bedford

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hen some people go to Vegas, they always bet on black. Others, always on red. When the ABBI rolls into town in October, I bet there will be just as many people putting their money on white, grey and brindle. With over $800,000 at stake, breeders from coast to coast will be coming to Nevada to compete in what will be the biggest ABBI Finals events to date. With a Wild Card Classic, Maturity, Junior Futurity, Classic Finals, Futurity Finals and an ABBI Sale- it will be a week packed with action and excitement. There will also be educational seminars, a Texas Hold Em Tournament, vendor booths at South Point and an ABBI Awards Banquet. Add on top of that all of the PBR activities and you have the best week on the planet for anyone involved in the bucking bull business. If the

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fourth of July weekend is Cowboy Christmas, then Oct 24-30 is Bullapalooza (which is like all your favorite holidays rolled into one)! If you have bulls competing, all bulls will need to be checked in at South Point on Saturday, October 22. Both ABBI and PBR bulls are being housed at the South Point this year, making it as convenient as possible for contractors to feed, water and care for their animals.There will be an ABBI breeders meeting following the check-in, also at South Point. Unlike past years where there was a qualifying (or long round) for the Futurity Finals, the Board listened to members’ ideas and concerns and set up a system where Futurity bulls can qualify throughout the year at ABBI events (see the list in this issue of which bulls are already headed to Sin City). The Wild Card will kick things off on October 24 at the South Point Arena, giving 3 and 4-year-old buckers a last-chance opportunity to qualify to compete at the Classic Finals (Oct. 26 and 29).


2010 Breeder of the Year:

Flying U/ Cotton Rosser/Julio Moreno/ Cindy Rosser brenneman photo

As in past years, Classic bulls qualify for Las Vegas based on the money they have won throughout the season. The only other way to make it to the big show and a shot at the $250,000 first-place prize is through the Wild Card. The Classic Finals will once again be held in conjunction with the PBR at Thomas & Mack Arenagiving the best young bulls the opportunity to face the best bull riders in the world. Last year’s ABBI Champion Bushwacker wasn’t just a contender to take the Classic Crown, he also was in the running for PBR World Champion Bull (also known as Bull of the Year). His Classic win earned Flying U Rodeo/Cotton Rosser/Julio Moreno & Cindy Rosser the ABBI Breeder of the Year title. As you’ve noticed if you’ve watched any PBR Built Ford Tough Series events live or in person this year, Bushwacker will once again be on the short list to be the top bull of the PBR. The Classic race is always a nail-biter. You never know who

will pull off the win until the second round of competition ( a nerve-wracking three days after round one). This year the money leaders at this stage of the game are 789 Bad Blake (Lightning C) with $24,149, U7042 Pure Smoke (Ohl/Beshears/K Bar C) with $18,250, 703 Ranger Pride (Let’R Buck-Long Ranch) with $17,900, 78 Poker Face (Box K Cattle, LLC) with $16,706 and V-5 (Wilson and Foutch) with $14,841. I might bet on the regular season year-end champion (which is based on money) at this point, but I wouldn’t wager a penny on who will be the next King of the Classics. There is just so much talent this year that it’s too close to call- not to mention that we don’t know what unknown talent might explode out of the Wild Card yet. Wednesday, October 26, will be the big day for our youngest bulls and members. Both the Junior Futurity and Futurity Finals will take place at South Point. It has been a dynamic year for our 9-18 year old competitive youth members. With only one more

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011 2 s a g e Las V regular season Junior Futurity slated to take place before Vegas, Aaron Halpain (6322 Wild Willie) is sitting two points and just over $1,300 ahead of Rex Samford (920 Bring It On). Tied for third are two bulls from the King kids (Kaleb and Karis), Box K09 and 38 Butter Bean. Since the slate is wiped clean once the Futurity bulls qualify, it literally is anyone’s game. Odds are looking good in the Futurity Finals for Bad Wine to finish near the top. He’s won the American Heritage as well as several other ABBI Futurity events, but any bull that makes it to Vegas has a shot at $100,000...and with three months between now and Finals, there may be future Futurity stars we haven’t even seen in the arena yet. Bad Wine has won over $147,000 so far this season, followed by American Heritage Reserve Champions D&H/Haines’ 61W Fire Show and Hariman’s 95 Here We Go Again with over $55,000 apiece. Last year it was Ragin JT (Jerry Tuttle and the Jaynes Gang) who beat out the competition to take first. His victory also earned retired PBR superstar Mike White the prestigious Horizon Breeder of the Year award. In the Futurity points race (which determines the regular season year-end champion), Bad Wine is also sitting in first with a 100 point lead at press time over Paul Daniel / Curtis Leschyshyn 924 Blue By U. Around 75 points behind the Blue are 59W Fat Bot-

tom (D&H), 6322 Wild Willie (Halpain-JATT) and 458 Utha Side (Boyd-Floyd). After the 2-year-old action, the “seniors” will have a chance to shine at noon with the ABBI Maturity event. Maturity events were just introduced by the ABBI this year and give registered bulls a place to buck competitively against each other after they have aged out of the Classic system. On Thursday, October 27 at 11am the ABBI Award Banquet Brunch will take place, followed by the ABBI Sale. Both events will be at the South Point’s Grand Ballroom (Rooms A & B). Stay tuned to the ABBI website and newsletter for more information. Whether you bet in the arena or at the table, the South Point Resort & Casino is the perfect home for the ABBI and all of the related events. The distinct big bar in the center of the casino is where you can often find folks after most of the evening events. It is the equivalent to the office water cooler—where you can catch up with your fellow breeders and catch up on the latest industry news. Not just an opportunity to buck, buy or get involved in the bull business, this week in October is a chance to reconnect with family and friends and immerse yourself in the rich western culture and heritage of our industry. You also get to take advantage of all

watson photo

2010 Year End Champion Classic Bull:

Bushwacker

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2011 Futurity Bulls Qualified for Finals The following bulls have qualified for the 2011 ABBI Futurity World Finals: Updated as Of: June 27, 2011 In NO Particular Order

id#

ABBI#

bull

owner

127W 259W 361W 471W 572W 644W 7101W 8920 99599 109440 11SB 479 12981 13908 14918 15915 1695 17955 18W10 19967 20961 219024 22906 232 24920 25906 26923 27922 28622 29311 30906 31933 32489 33490 34W25 35AN 6322 36X195 37947 38977 39B&S 724 40448 41458 42481 43488 44963 459114 469069 47X13 48961 49930 50512 51520 52523 53527 540 551 56924 57112

10082349 10089688 10089690 10089695 10089696 10089766 10091204 10092210 10092390 10092426 10092595 10092825 10092829 10092908 10092911 10093615 10093976 10094350 10094620 10094691 10094957 10096277 10098154 10099015 10099152 10099197 10099312 10099565 10101184 10101493 10101708 10102108 10102109 10102449 10102901 10103353 10103873 10104175 10104459 10104579 10104583 10104593 10104598 10106793 10108982 10109876 10109918 10110933 10111072 10114780 10114784 10114786 10114788 10115369 10128529 10129060 10129810

27W Slingin' Drawers PAGE 59W 61W Fire Show 71W Money Shot 72W Paradise 44W 101W Closin' Time Petey TBB 9599 TBB 9440 SB 479 Indian Paintbrush King David Catahoula Bad Wine Houla Hoop Here We Go Again "Roll Out" Page W10 Slough Shark Torres 961 Infinity Breakdown Patrick Bring It On Hindu Hotel Undercover Boss Pistelero Crack the Latch AR311 Cash Daddy You'll Fly Away SJR 489 SJR 490 W25 Wild Moves Wild Willie Peruvian Necktie Hou's on First Keith Stone B&S 724 Hot Comet Castle's White Kitty 481 Big Time Kat Ramer 963 Diamond S 9114 Black Tie Affair Thor Smoke Shop 930 Booger Head R520 Revelation Fearless OO Boone's Little Bean I'm The One Blue By U Jungle Smoke

D&H Cattle Co. D&H Cattle Co. D&H Cattle / Margy Haines D&H Cattle Co. D&H Cattle Co. / Glover Cattle Co. D&H Cattle Co / Buck Cattle D&H Cattle / Buck Cattle Tom & Tish Peterson Teague Bucking Bulls Teague Bucking Bulls Bonsall Bucking Bulls.com Locke and Prewitt Bucking Bulls Locke and Prewitt Bucking Bulls J&J Supply / Gene Baker / Bob Schaff / The Jaynes Gang J&J Supply and Gene Baker Stoney Hariman Sean Scalco / Aint No LLC D&H Cattle Co. Walker Bucking Stock Breeders / Ken VonKowski Torres Bro's Bucking Bulls Mountain States Bucking Bulls / The Jaynes Gang Vermejo River Ranch James & Linda Hogue - J&L Ranch Monty Samford- Flying S Ace of Spades / Superior Genetics Ace of Spades / Lone Star BBG / Gulf Cost Syndication Jim Murff Aaron Halpain - JATT Bucking Bulls Jim Anderson Kent Cox / Chris Downer Samford / Dozier Ravenscroft / Boyd-Floyd Ravenscroft / Boyd-Floyd D&H Cattle / Flinn / L&E Bulls Aaron Halpain - JATT Bucking Bulls Bob Schaaf / The Jaynes Gang Heath Sparks BearClaw Bucking Bulls Hosey Bridges & Chris Smith Castle Farms Castle Farms James Davis & Chad Guidry Cody Ohl / Barker Bulls Chad Ramer / David Findley Diamond S Bucking Bulls Gene Baker Curtis Leschyshyn Cody Ohl / Todd Baush Chris Benedict / Kevin Pool Bob Whisnant / The Jaynes Gang Ruth Gatlin Larry & Vicki Noffsinger / The Jaynes Gang Johnnie & Rebecca Wilburn / The Jaynes Gang Running WC Ranch Stewart Shepherd Paul Daniel / Curtis Leschyshyn Pillow / Barrett

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2010 World Champion Futurity Bull:

Ragin J.T.

glanville photo

that Las Vegas has to offer, whether that is taking in a show, getting a massage, hitting a hot new club or just relaxing over a gourmet meal. And the great thing about South Point (unlike some other area resorts) is that it is kid-friendly. It has an arcade, movie theatre and bowling alley. The vendor booths at the ABBI events at the South Point will also be a great way to get your shopping

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fix and do a little early holiday shopping for unique and one-of-a kind western gifts.Regardless of age, no one is bored in Las Vegas. Please make sure to check americanbuckingbull.com for all the latest information on Las Vegas, as events, times and places could change.

don’t miss out! Don’t miss out on your chance to be a part of the 2011 ABBI Finals Program/September-October issue of The American Bucking Bull Magazine. Email susan@americanbuckingbull.com or sugar@americanbuckingbull.com for more info.

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Schedule

sun

9am - 5pm Tag Bulls @SP

mon

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tues

25

wed

26

thurs

27

fri

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12 - 2pm Breeder Credential pick-up @TBR

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9am - 1pm Wild Card Event @SPA

12 - 2pm Breeders Seminar Qualitech @Showroom

10am - 7pm Vendors open @SPA

8am - 5pm Vendors Open @SPA 9am - 12pm Futurity @SPA 12pm - 2pm Maturity @SPA 630pm 1st Round of Classic Bulls @TAM

8am - 9am Junior Futurity @SPA

115pm - 230pm Sale @Grand Ballroom A and B

11am - 1pm Brunch/ Awards Banquet @Grand Ballroom A and B

o c t o b e r Time = TBD PBR Award Banquet: Classic Winner Award/ Breeder of Year Award @TBD (To be determined)

sat

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7pm Breeder Meeting

6pm 2nd Round of Classic Bulls @TAM

SP = south point SPA = south point arena SPC = South point casino TBR = Turtle bay room TAM = Thomas and mack

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The Industry’s New Gold Standard: From Fan to Stock Contractor

by Susan Bedford

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ur industry has always been about being inclusive, and one way to do that is to allow everyone the opportunity to become a stock contractor. In the past that took time, experience and a ranch. Now the ABBI is opening up the exciting world of bucking bulls ownership to everyone who is passionate about the sport. ABBI is proud to unveil The Gold Standard Program. This unique program will allow fans to get involved in the industry immediately. There will be 100 yearling bulls in this inaugural year and $500,000 in prize money. Bulls will be purchased this year in Las Vegas and can be competing in futurities in just six months from now. We realize we aren’t the first to offer this experience- people from celebrities to housewives have been partnering on bulls or buying animals and allowing other people to house, train and haul them for years. But we are the first to offer completely first-class, turn-key bucking bull ownership.

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You own the bull you buy. And most importantly, you purchase the bull you want from our pre-selected yearlings. You aren’t just buying genetics or the hope a cow may have a bull calf you can compete with someday. “Our concern was doing this right, not doing it first,” explained ABBI VP Kaycee Simpson. “We wanted to offer people bulls that we knew had real potential from the start. That is why we are going to the ranches of the top stock contractors of the ABBI and PBR and preselecting yearlings.” 100 bulls are in the process of being selected for the 2012 program. They will then be transported to a facility where all of the Gold Standard bulls will be housed and cared for. “We really wanted the playing field to be as level as possible,” said Simpson. “You can do that by eliminating as many variables as possible. These bulls will all get top-notch care, food and housing-but it will also be consistent among each animal.” Besides the day-to-day bull raising tasks, the bulls will also be profes-

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sionally transported to all events and flanked. The ABBI will also help you protect your investment by insuring your animal for up to $7,500, with additional insurance being available. The bulls will compete against each other at four Gold Standard season events. These events will be held at select Built Ford Tough Series tour stops, giving owners from coast-tocoast a chance to come watch their bulls buck at some the country’s biggest and best arenas. The Gold Standard Finals will be held in Las Vegas in conjunction with the PBR and ABBI Finals in 2012. The first step in this unique opportunity is to purchase a spot for The Gold Standard auction in Las Vegas. This cost is $3,500 but that is credited toward your Las Vegas draft position bid (minimum bid $4,500). At the 2011 Las Vegas Finals you will then bid on a position in the draft to select your bull. Videos and information on each yearling will be available well in advance of the draft. You may then sell or trade your draft position with other Gold Standard


contractors in the hours prior to the last stepthe live Las Vegas draft to select your animal. The ABBI draft will be reminiscent of what the NBA and NFL do, with professional coverage and media in attendance. There will also be draft parties and other festivities for the Gold Standard contractors to enjoy. “We have flat fees for events and the ani-

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year and the field never grows so you always know what your odds of winning are. At the end of the 2012 Gold Standard Futurity season, owners may sell their bull, pick up their bull or decide to be a part of the Gold Standard Classic program that will be implemented. Please feel free to call the ABBI home office

2012 PBR/ABBI World Finals The Gold Standard Las Vegas Champion wins $250,000!

2012 Events • • • • •

to the events to compete. The cost to hire people on your own to do what we are going to do would be astronomical. “People pay much bigger money just for bulls that they think may have the right genetics. These Gold Standard bulls are pre-screened and only from the best programs. And these owners will have the assurance of knowing that

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Steps to Becoming a Gold Standard Stock Contractor 1. Purchase an Auction Spot 2. Review bulls online and pick your favorites 3. Attend Las Vegas Auction for Draft Position 4. Trade and/or sell your draft position with other Gold Standard Contractors 5. Attend Las Vegas live draft, choose your bull and let the fun begin!

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we are treating all these animals the same. The bull that wins will be the one with the most talent,” affirmed Boyd, “and the $250,000 paycheck at the 2012 Finals in Las Vegas is the biggest Futurity first-place purse in history. That is even more than the ABBI Futurity Champion wins and as much as the Classic Champion gets. And with this program, you know you are just competing against 99 other bulls for that much money, not hundreds and hundreds at numerous events over the course of a season.” The Gold Standard bulls will compete exclusively against each other, so you know in advance who your competition is throughout the

and speak with Jennifer White if you have further questions and make sure you stay tuned to ABBIGoldStandard.com for the latest information and the date the 100 spots will go on sale. The PBR and ABBI has always been home to the best bucking bulls in the world and we are proud of the caliber of our animal athletes. Our bulls have always been elite- but now the experience of owning one is open to everyone. We hope to see you in Las Vegas and look forward to meeting our 100 newest stock contractors!

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Keepin’ It Real: Real Passion, Real People, Real Bovines.

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riding and livestock experience to Circle T’s drive toward lofty goals. Melton’s experience and knowledge were instrumental in crafting the Circle T Ranch into a top-drawer program and, before long, the program was feeding numerous heavy-hitting bovines into PBR events around the country. The program has injected a slew of solid bovines into the Built Ford Tough Series, and

Their journey started with just five bucking bred females, but over time has developed into a heavy-hitting, bucking bull program worthy of serious PBR Stock Contractor of the Year contention. Their journey started with just five bucking bred females, but over time has developed into a heavy-hitting, bucking bull program worthy of serious PBR Stock Contractor of the Year contention. The Talley’s established the Circle T Ranch in 2000. Neither Howard nor Shirley had a rodeo or bull riding background, but they ran a commercial cow herd. The couple had recently sold out of their commercial cattle when they decided to take a walk on the wild side. Before long they found themselves striving to raise and haul the best bucking bulls they could get their hands on. “We’d always had horses and commercial cows,” shared Howard. “At one time we ran

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tion in their program’s pursuits. The Talley’s have extended a considerable amount of effort to insure there’s more to Circle T Ranch and Rodeo than its meager beginnings. The first of two goals was to assemble one of the deepest bull-pens in the bull contracting business, which also opened the door for an aggressive and compelling pursuit of this year’s coveted PBR Stock Contractor of the Year title. The couple has gone the extra mile to not only fill Circle T’s bull roster with bovine brawn, but also to assemble a team of supersavvy people to fuel the fire. The Circle T rally of experienced handlers started with Gene Melton in 2000. Melton has tethered his 40-plus years of rodeo, bull

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a quick glance at the Circle T Ranch and Rodeo probullstats.com roster reveals a boatload of bovines with solid, consistent recorded outs. A small slice of the program’s standouts are: 2010 PRCA Bull of the Year 868 After Party, 86I Speckled Ivory, 781 Asteroid, 02 Blindside, 664 Habanero, 540 Bad Moon, 518 Space Chimp, 5R4 Rowdy LJ, 659 Navajo Rug, 40 Cajun Blast, 683 Motown Magic, 409 Shortcut, 615 Perfect Poison, 66 Johnny Knoxville, 621 Outa Da Red and a host of bulls reared in ABBI Classic and Futurity competition including 2006 ABBI American Heritage Futurity Champion and rider favorite 465 Outa Da Bleu, ABBI Classic money earners 120 Range War, 602 Iron Horse, 381 Red Devil,331 Black Jack, 421 Frosty, 4R1

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and we are constantly looking for that one special bull. We were able to get him bought and now we are looking again. We are always looking for that next bull.”

“At Lake Charles we felt like we wanted to go for the top bull and that’s what we did...” —Gene Melton “At Lake Charles we felt like we wanted to go for the top bull and that’s what we did,” shared Melton. “We bought Rainbow from Jackie Ratjen. He’s seventh in the standings and he won the event, so I think we got a good deal. I think we did the right thing buying him

Melton’s son Cory, an accomplished PBR and PRCA bull rider, has recently committed himself to the battle full-time as has Rex Meier, another individual with a lifetime of rodeo and stock experience. Meier is also the father of PBR bull riding sensation Austin Meier and un-

cle to another PBR star, L.J. Jenkins. When the industry and stock experience of Gene and Rex are combined with the rider insight from Cory, and that is added to the Talley’s willingness to do whatever it takes to have a world-class program, it appears Circle T may have them surrounded in this year’s title race. “Gene has been key in making Circle T what it is today. When I was the president of the Louisiana Rodeo Cowboys Association I had to have somebody to help me and I found Gene through his long background in rodeo,” shared Howard. “Later he came to work for me and it’s just really been a blessing having him stay on with us. He’s good at his business and Cory has been a great addition because he knows what

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type of bulls the riders want to get on. He can view bulls we have or that we may be interested in from a rider’s perspective and that certainly is a very important part of the Contractor of the Year equation. Then adding Rex has also been really, really great and at home having Cooter (Clyde LeGrand) who does a lot around here in the way of tending to everyday stuff.” When asked about his role in the Circle T push toward a shot at the title, Cory is candid about the role riders play in accomplishing such a feat. “First off, it helps because I’ve been around bull riding and on the PBR tour,” explained Cory, “and I know what caliber bull it takes. I have an eye for bulls and know how to bring them together and I know which ones are going to work and which won’t. A lot of contractors didn’t ride bulls and they don’t have that connection with the riders. Being a rider myself makes that connection easier. “When you are one of the guys and you have more of a personal relationship with them, and can see it from their perspective, it’s really helpful. The guys respect me and know that I understand. They can relate to me and I can relate to them a lot better than some of the contractors and even my own dad can. When Pistol Robinson attempts Circle T’s Classic Contender Keepin’ It Real, at the ABBI Spring Fling Classic.

it comes to Contractor of the Year, everybody is after rider votes and they are not as easy to come by as you might think. But the riders know when Circle T brings bulls they are bulls they can ride, and ride for anywhere from 88 to 90 points.” Cory continued, “When you look at past drafts, our bulls are always the first ones to go. We’ve worked hard to put together a set of bulls that guys want to get on and it shows. It doesn’t do any good to have a rank bull or eliminator that nobody wants to get on. We try to get the rankest ones we can, but at first we went after rider-friendly bulls. What we found there is you don’t get the respect from good spinners, you get that from rank bulls a guy might or might not ride.” Cory not only believes in what they are doing at the Circle T Ranch, but he believes in Howard and wants people to understand his level of dedication.

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“Circle T owns every single bull on the ranch. We don’t have partners getting together to buy these high powered bulls. And that’s another reason I think these bulls are so special- because one man owns them all, which makes it twice as hard to put them together. If a bull doesn’t work, it’s one man’s loss and most aren’t willing to take that risk. For me, this shows the level of dedication Howard has.” Besides dedication, Talley is a real workhorse according to those around him like Cory. “A few years ago after suffering a heart attack Howard was in the hospital overnight and was instructed to do no physical activity for at least six weeks by the doctors. He was too busy to take off work that long from an oilfield location and was determined to get back to work. He left with the doctors following him telling him he couldn’t do that. He went right back to work. Now that’s keepin’ it real!” Although Circle T seems to have mas-


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tered putting together a pretty substantial and brawny set of bovines, the way they accomplished it is still based on the combination of real passion, real people and their real desire to be the best they can be. “It’s no big secret that we are pushing real

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ally been working well for us. We had thought about the possibility of Contractor of the Year in the past but we could never find the right bulls at the right time. It’s been a slow process to put together these bulls we now have out there and we’ve added a lot of bulls that haven’t


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“We’re trying to win and have the best bulls in the world. We don’t haul other people’s bulls and call them ours. We don’t have secret partners funding this deal. We find ‘em. We own ‘em. We’re here to be the best and win. We’re keepin’ it real.” —Cory Melton

been seen before. We’re hoping when we come back after the break and for the second part of the season you’ll see a lot more of our bulls in the short round.” Circle T may seem all about bulls but they started with females. At one time they had between 60 and 70 head of bucking bred females. However as they have transitioned and focused on top-level bulls and a legit run at PBR Contractor of the Year, they’ve realized how diffi-

cult it is to bred and raise such elite bovines. “We’ve decided to sell most of them. There are so many people out there with established programs and they are so good at what they do. They have such deep female programs and many of them enjoy raising them and don’t want to haul them,” explained Howard. “So, for us it’s actually more cost effective to just go and buy the kind of bulls we want instead of trying to raise them. We have around 100 bulls

and around 35-40 are upper-class bulls that we think are Built Ford Tough caliber. Then we have about another 70 or so we’ve raised ourselves that are yearlings, 2 and 3-year-olds.” One thing is for certain, Howard has done a lot for the ABBI breeder-especially those focused on deep female programs. He has always been willing to pay top-dollar for top-drawer buckers. And in an industry where it’s difficult to “keep it real,” Circle T has been good for the bull business and good for the breeder turning out big-time bovines. “To sum it up Howard’s a guy that doesn’t spare any expense at doing it the best he can,” said Cory in closing. “He has put a lot of effort into doing it better than anybody else and there’s no getting around the fact that it’s showing. We’re trying to win and have the best bulls in the world. We don’t haul other people’s bulls and call them ours. We don’t have secret partners funding this deal. We find ‘em. We own ‘em. We’re here to be the best and win. We’re keepin’ it real.”

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ow that we are at the start of one of the hottest summers on record, I thought it opportune to discuss a little about avoiding heat stress in cattle and some of the situations that may augment environmental stresses. The bovine is an interesting beast when it comes to dealing with excessive environmental stresses, and heat is probably the one stressor that cattle are least adapted to deal with. Elevated temperatures have an impact, but probably just as critical are the relative humidity as well as wind speed. We will consider these variables as we discuss impacts to customary handling procedures on body heat retention in cattle.

Heat Retention and Elimination Cattle produce heat during the process of digestion. Many times we have discussed that the rumen is a large fermentation vat and that an enormous amount of heat is produced during the digestive process. This heat production is magnified when cattle are on a high concentrate diet; therefore, if we have cattle performing during the heat of summer it is advantageous for them to be on a diet that is higher in fiber (forages) than on concentrates which are high in grain and protein products. There are several feed additives available on the market that research has proven to aid in lowering the body temperature in the bovine. Water

is another important aid in helping to keep the animal cool and a source should be readily available that is both clean and cool. A black tub sitting out in the sunshine for several hours probably will not be a source for a cool drink for a bull looking to cool himself down. Cattle with significant Brahman influence have sweat glands in their skin that allow them to dissipate some body heat. Also, these cattle have a tendency to be shorter haired allowing them to be less likely to retain body heat. Those cattle with little Brahman influence should be monitored closely for signs of heat stress and those with a significant hair coat should have most of the excess hair removed from their body, particularly the neck and belly hair. Most of the body heat is dissipated in cattle of British and Exotic breeding through the respiratory system and to a lesser extent, through urination.

Causative Factors for Heat Stress

Cattle that are black in color develop heat stress much quicker than other cattle.

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Many different factors play a part in the development of heat stress. Body color, believe it or not, can significantly impact body heat accumulation and elimination. Obviously, if a black bull and a white bull are exposed to the sun with a 90 degree temperature, the black bull will develop heat stress much quicker. Therefore, shade or the lack of it can be a very important factor to consider when housing bulls where environmental conditions are excessive. Water and the desire to make it satisfying in order for the bull to consume it has already been mentioned. Airflow across the body of the animal is also an important consideration. Some trailer designs currently on the market may impede airflow to animals loaded closely together and cause an accumulation of body heat over a period of time when being transported. To prevent this, airflow design should be evaluated and as environmental temperatures increase, cattle should be

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Initial signs of heat stress can be signified by rapid breathing and excessive drooling.

As heat stress progresses animal may also begin to pant with mouth opened.

loaded in such a way as to insure adequate spacing in order to dissipate body heat. Trailers with enclosed sides should have air vents added and other methods utilized to increase air exchange in the vehicle. Airflow in holding pens should also be considered. If airflow (wind) is restricted due to buildings or vegetation, consideration should be given to providing better air distribution and cooling for cattle.

in salivation may occur. The bull will be reluctant to move and forced attempts will be met with uncooperativeness. When the bull does move he may appear wobbly and weak in the rear limbs. At this point a crisis is at hand and the bull’s condition should be considered critical. Most critical to reversing the symptoms of heat stress is eliminating the crucial factors present that have initially caused the problem.

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Learning to recognize the various signs of heat stress in your herd is very important.

There are several signs that signal a bull is becoming heat stressed. The first evidence of heat stress occurs with an increase in respiratory rate. Instead of a bull with a normal respiratory rate of say 20 breaths per minute, he might be breathing at a rate of 40 per minute. Urination will become more frequent and if water is available he may be standing at the trough and drinking excessively. As heat stress continues to progress, the bull may start to open their mouth while breathing and an increase

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Bucking Bull Stress and Nutrition Everyone knows what stress is. It’s that overwhelming sense you get when everything is pulling at you all at once. Maybe it’s the fact that you have too much to do and not enough time to do it. Stress can make people feel a lot of different ways.

But what is stress to an animal, and how does it affect his performance? To a bucking bull, many things in his life are stressful. The fact that things are always changing in his environment like different pens, different pen mates and different water is an obvious source of stress. However, did you ever stop and consider that there are biological effects of stress on your bull that are caused by him simply living his life? I would like to describe for you the ways that stress affects a bull’s body and the nutritional solutions you can provide for him to allow him to perform his best.

Psychological Stress There are two kinds of stress that your bull faces. The first I will call psychological stress. This is the kind that I described above and it is the one that everyone understands. When a bull undergoes psychological stress, it can result in loss of appetite, poor health, poor exercise performance, and weight loss or “shrink”. In my experience with highstressed, long-haul feeder cattle, there can be up to 12% of body weight lost due to shrink from hauling cattle. It is more typical to have 4 to 5% shrink in any given episode of stress. If not properly managed, it may require weeks for the animal to recover the weight lost. What is the biological cost of this stress and how does it work? All animals have the ability to make the stress hormone cortisol and it is released whenever a strange situation occurs in the animal’s life. The most important thing to realize about cortisol is that it increases the output of minerals in the urine of animals. All of these minerals are very important for health. Electrolytes are the minerals that the body needs

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to maintain proper electrical charge in its cells. Examples of electrolytes include sodium, potassium, magnesium, and chloride. When an animal becomes dehydrated and loses electrolytes, it has reduced its capacity to function properly. There are many brands of electrolyte packs available for use in case of an emergency and I would recommend using one in a situation where an animal has gone off feed for an extended period. Other trace minerals are required in smaller amounts but they are no less important. Zinc has over 200 different functions in the body and these functions include building muscle, repairing tissue, and fighting disease. Copper is critical for good energy metabolism; it is impossible to turn feed into energy without it. It is important to use the best available sources of copper and zinc. Several brands of these minerals are available in the protected form and they are more bio-available meaning they are used in a more effective manner. I recommend checking to make sure your feed tag lists the “complex” or “chelate” form of zinc and copper to ensure the best supply of these nutrients.

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Another mineral that is relatively new as a nutrition tool is chromium. Maintenance of normal blood sugar and insulin metabolism in cattle is essential for good health and performance. Supplementing chromium improves glucose transport into cells by increasing the sensitivity of cells to insulin. The only form of chromium that is legal for feeding to cattle is chromium propionate. Ask your feed supplier if chromium is right for your program.

Oxidative Stress The second form of stress is known as oxidative stress. The name implies that there is a problem with the balance of oxygen in the body and that is correct. When the body encounters anything foreign, either from the respiratory or digestive tract, the immune system does everything it can to fight it. The white blood cells release hydrogen peroxide as a way to attack the foreign object. The consequence of this attack is the production of free radical oxygen, which can damage the body’s cells. Antioxidant vitamins are a way that the body neutralizes free radical oxygen. Examples of anti-oxidants include the mineral selenium and vitamins C and E. Most feed contains supplemental vitamin E because it has been demonstrated over time that cattle require it. Under normal situations, cattle do not need vitamin C in their feed because the liver

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produces enough of this anti-oxidant to neutralize free radicals. However, normal production of vitamin C occurs only when the animal has been eating well and is not under stress; when the cattle are under extreme stress feeding supplemental vitamin C has been shown to be effective. Vitamin C is synthesized in the liver from a stored form of sugar called glycogen. The amount of glycogen that is stored is very small. It is meant to be used for short bursts of energy such as bucking for 8 seconds. If a bull has not eaten properly for several days, there may not be enough glycogen available for both the synthesis of vitamin C and for quick energy. In this case, feeding supplemental vitamin C spares the body’s requirements for making it and leaves the glycogen for quick energy.

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will not be digested in the rumen and will be absorbed in the intestine. Research demonstrates that feeding rumen-bypass vitamin C increases the level that circulates in the blood. The result for high-stressed feeder cattle has been improved health and appetite, reduced medical costs, and lower death loss. I recommend feeding rumen-bypass vitamin C in times of stress and immediately before and after exercise at the rate of 1 gram per hundred pounds of body weight. The bottom line is that stress happens to bulls and nutrition can help. Feeding electrolytes, protected forms of trace minerals, and rumen-bypass vitamin C will help your bull perform as the elite athlete he is meant to be. Dr. Ryan Mass is a beef cattle consultant who lives in Pratt, KS with his loving wife and two ornery boys. He is somewhat familiar with stress and the joy that comes when it is kept in perspective. He received a Ph.D. in ruminant nutrition from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2001. He works for Nutrition Service Associates, which is a group of internationally recognized beef cattle nutritionists. He would be glad to answer your questions; please submit them via email to mass.ryan@gmail.com.

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22 Miss All Star The importance and role of elite females is more prevalent than ever. The value of these upper-tier females has held steady and even risen. When an elite female demands a similar price as her elite male performing offspring—the market seems to be in proper balance according to many. While the horse industry and icons of our industry have known for decades that a dam’s influence on the caliber of her offspring is monumental, the idea has taken longer to be accepted by the masses. A female’s worth stems from her ability to produce elite performing bucking bulls as well as daughters that go on to produce top-performing sons. In addition as a female ages, if she is indeed

an elite producing female, even her great-grandson’s and greatgrand-daughter’s production ability may be traced back to her ability to produce. Establishing a decorated production record takes time. Unfortunately by the time a female has produced more than one bonafide bucker she is well into her limited life of productivity. Worse yet, if she has produced daughters, by the time those daughters produce sons of competition age an elite female is well beyond her prime. Technologies such as flushing and IVF are playing an important role in alleviating the loss of a limited amount of reproductive years in these aged elite females, and ultimately helping them maintain their monetary value.

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that Ronnie had purchased, and I figured they were both a little older than what I was looking to buy.” Although these two cow’s ages were in question with Weddle, he and Gowin headed to Cache, Oklahoma a few days later on a quest for female factor. “Donny had just started buying a cow or two at the time and was starting to get the fever, so I asked him to come along. Not long after, we went to Ronnie’s and spent haft of a day looking at the best Plummer cows in the country. He showed us the 22 cow and told us this was the cow he had picked out for the White Sports Coat semen. She was just a black scurred-horned cow, nothing too special looking. I didn’t really know if this was what I was looking for.” Roach appeared to read Weddle’s thoughts. In fact aside from bucking bred cattle, people were something else the industry icon seemed to be an expert on and addressed the moment by simply saying, “She may not look like much, but all of her daughters produce and all of her sons buck.” Still unsure, Weddle continued in his contemplation. “Even though he had talked her up so much, I really couldn’t decide if the cow was

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the right cow for me. While I was talking to Ronnie again later, he told me a little more about the bulls she had produced and the bulls her daughters had produced.” With that, Weddle and Gowin decided to follow Roach’s advice and breeding recommendations. They made their purchase of the younger 22 cow and returned two weeks later to pick her up. At the time of her purchase 22 was already bred to PBR-caliber Rooster son, Rooster’s Follie. The subsequent heifer calf she

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and how a strong female line can impact a sire’s production ability, Rodeo is the sire of a bull splashing into current ABBI headlines. Box

“Ronnie Roach knew exactly what we needed at the time when we sought his advice. Even though we were a little unsure of this cow because of her age, she ended up being one of the best producers we ever owned...” —Jay Weddle of Superior Genetics carried would later be sold and became an excellent producing female for Moody-Rice Cattle Company, again demonstrating the power of the elite, super-producing female equation. Little is known about the 22 cow’s sire other than he was an unknown Charlie Plummer bull. To further emphasize the impact of female factor and how it is perpetuated in time, 22’s dam 20 Broken Horn is also the dam of a bull named Rodeo who is sired by Chaos. Fast forwarding to today’s current genetic climate

K Cattle’s 3-year-old Classic contender Poker Face won the 2011 Spring Fling Derby and shows much promise against bulls a year his senior for this year’s Classic race. Weddle and Gowin attempted a flush of 22 to a lesser known sire first, did not have the type of success they were after and eventually decided against using the White Sports Coat semen. Still the duo did manage to have some success with 22’s offspring including that of a daughter sired by Peppermint Twist. This

daughter known simply as 627 produced ABBI competitor Pants On The Ground after the heifer’s first mating. This pairing with White Squall, a White Sports Coat son, is demonstrative of a continued pattern of successful female factor. “Obviously, we have high hopes for this bull since he is by a White Sports Coat son.” 22 was eventually purchased by “Texas” Ted Keeling of All Star Ranch. Keeling provided the cow with more than a number, giving her the official handle of 22 Miss All Star a name truly fitting of her production abilities. “It is hard to let go of great producing cows, but sometimes the age of the cow and the money line up. Even though we did not get too much out of her, the 22 cow was an exceptional producer.” 22 Miss All Star is indeed exceptional when it comes to producing both females and bulls. She is the dam of Shippy’s 007 Secret Agent who has sired many good bulls, 133 Stitch a son of 49 Tequilla and the sire of 708 Gnash, Coat 45 a Chaos son that has been called a rising super-sire after producing a string of futurity winners including 2011 ABBI American Heritage Futurity reserve co-champ Here We

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22 Miss All Star’s paternal grandson 708 Gnash in Las Vegas during the PBR Finals.

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Bull breed into what it is today. This careful cultivation of bucking bull breed lend great insight to today’s breeders. It also helps us understand the role the female plays in both preservation of the breed and how breeders can continue to perpetuate strong female factor. “Ronnie Roach knew exactly what we needed at the time when we sought his advice. Even though we were a little unsure of this cow be-

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q When it comes to looking in the rear view mirror at buckers that were bonafide, 15 Playboy Skoal is surely a standout. A rank bull who enjoyed a star-studded career littered with unsuccessful attempts by some of the best riders of all time, Playboy Skoal would later also prove to be a one of a kind sire.

The chromed-out black, bald-faced bovine with blanched white stockings did more than simply look striking standing in the back pens. His leap and drop when combined with big-kick was unmatched during his career and nobody was more aware of his power than the riders who attempted to straddle him. Someone who can testify to Playboy’s prowess is retired pro bull rider and accomplished bull handler Kent Cox. His perspective on this decorated bovine crosses the boundary between contractor and rider, shedding light on both sides of the bull riding equation. “I had seen him a bunch and always wanted to get on him. I had him at Garden City (Kansas) and I guess what struck me most that day was his size,” recalled Cox. “I was expecting him to be a lot bigger than he was- I guess because of the way he bucked. He didn’t buck like a little bull. But he actually roped up really small and that really surprised me.” This ‘94 Garden City out was the only time Cox drew Playboy during his bull riding career. Even though Cox knew he could win if he rode, the attempt was unsuccessful. Still, the opportunity provided additional insight on

Playboy from a breeder and bull handler’s perspective. “He was a great bull and still even today would be. Actually he’d probably even be better today because guys take a lot better care of them now than they used to. David (Bailey) really bucked and used them. He wasn’t afraid to stick them on the road. Playboy was definitely a road warrior and he bucked for a longtime.” When it comes to Playboy’s offspring Cox adds an interesting footnote. “He has produced some good bulls but the only son I was able to be around much is Centerfold of Monty’s (Samford). That little bull seems to be getting better and better. Playboy is definitely a producer, but you don’t see many futurity calves out of him, and I think it’s because they have a lot of ear and are later maturing. Guys today give up on them early if they don’t buck right away and, since his calves seem to be later maturing, they may be giving up on them too early.” Whether Playboy is viewed from the perspective of a rider, a breeder or a bull handler, he’s a bucker that was tested, hauled hard and remained impressive. His sire production abilities are still materializing and may continue to prove that this Blast from the Past has staying power.

15 Playboy Skoal ABBI Registry #: 10000738 Breeder/Owner: David Bailey DOB: 01/01/1986 Accomplishments: 1990 PRCA Bucking Bull of the NFR, 1991 Reserve PRCA Bucking Bull of the Year, Sire of 2-time PRCA Bull of the NFR 10 Super Cool Noteable Offspring with Probullstats: 10 Super Cool, 77 Hustler (aka Super Duty) 185 Panama Red, 186 Gigolo, 187 Shanghai, 360 Avalanche,1513 Callicoat Jack,500 Big N Rich, 215 Guess Who, 515 Play Spin, WS02 Josey Wales,103 Huey, 07 Superfly, RJ 700 Just Push Play, Page S45, 1x57 Player Gator, 855 Playin’ Chicken, 156 Loverboy, 718 Rango, Mo Betta 629, Mo Betta 790, 11-7 Buckle Bunny, Diamond S 726, Davis/Clapp 368, 15-7 Centerfold

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Robinson’s +123 Voodoo Child

VooDoo Child trades in a star-studded career for siredom

Buckers worthy of Built Ford Tough Series status are constantly on a contractor’s mind. Filling the truck week after week with bonafide buckers is no easy task. The industry is full of good bulls, but it takes more to pique the interest of the industry’s elite bull men. It takes bulls that are “Bonafide Buckers”. A Bonafide Bucker is a consistent performer that does his deal out after

out, year after year. He’s a work-horse and often the result of careful mating between parents cultivated from years of selective breeding. He’s no stranger to a multitude of forums and has a variety of feats to hang his hat on. When it comes to Bonafide Buckers, contractor Jeff Robinson’s spell-invoking super-star Voodoo Child easily conjures up the label as he casts himself into retirement.

There are always a meaty group of standout bulls to consider for this column, but only a select group that have made a career of summoning up a position on the various industry ballets for World Champion Bucking Bull of the Year. +123 Voodoo Child closed the door on a coveted career June 4, in Asheville, N.C. at the RMEF Big Bull Touring Pro event only a stone’s throw away from his home pasture.

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Ben Jones rides Robinson/Beutler/McNeely’s Voodoo Child for 91 during the championship round of the New York City Built Ford Tough series PBR.

+123 Voodoo Child may have been born under a bad moon, but it was no curse. Sired by legendary and historical super-sire 329 Houdini and out of Bob Wilfong cow BW 51, the wicked wonder cast a spell on the industry early. He competed in the ABBI Classic system, qualified for the 2006 ABBI Classic World Finals held during the PBR Finals and quickly captivated PRCA and Built Ford Tough riders, judges and fans. Voodoo’s masterful trickery under rider captured the 2007 and 2008 PRCA Bucking Bull of the Year titles and the 2009 PBR World Champion Bull Reserve title. He’s traveled to Las Vegas 7 times. For five years straight he went to the PBR World Finals and in ’07 and ’08 he also went to the NFR. Five of the times he went to Vegas he was bucked three times over the course of the event and in ‘07 and ’08 he had three outs at both the PBR Finals and the NFR. Impressive sure, but more inspiring is that it was within a two month time frame and under the best riders in the world.

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four escaping the bull’s trickery being surely top-end. Justin McBride was the first in ’08 at Tulsa, Oklahoma for 94.50, but it would be nearly two more years before anyone else would succeed. L.J. Jenkins went up against the little power-house five different times succeeding only once aboard the crafty athlete in Glendale, Arizona for 94 points in ’10. J.B. Mauney has faced the horned trickster 4 times, but only threw chicken bones in the bull’s circle once at Greenville, South Carolina for 93.50. Ben Jones has faced and successfully wrestled the wicked beast twice. Of the two rides Jones has made on Voodoo, the highlight was a 91 point ride in New York City last January. It’s difficult to find a Bonafide Bucker with as many final or short round outs as +123 Voodoo Child. Of the bull’s 97 he can claim 50. He also earned a bull marking of 46.00 or more 43 times. In ’09 at the PBR World Finals while contending for Bucking Bull of the Year, Kody Lostroh’s failed attempt earned the black and white spot a career high mark of 47.50 and sealed the bull’s Reserve World Champion title. Voodoo has conjured up a 22.62 average mark and a BFTS average of 45.176 over his career. His paranormal savvy finds him currently ranked third overall on probullstats, sixth in power rank and with a supernatural buck off percentage of 94.85%.

Although the PBR World Champion Bucking Bull title eluded the brazen bovine, he could have just as easily captured it with a slight variant to Kody Lostroh’s attempt on him at the ’09 PBR Finals. “You have to put him on the same level as Chicken on a Chain. He was a two-time PRCA bull of the year, reserve PBR World Champion, and a favorite for a good part of 2009. He could have been a World Champion just as easy as not.” Over his career, the stealthy bull has cast his spell over 97 recorded outs, cursing all but four Robson Palermo attempts to ride Robinson/Beutler/McNeely’s Voodoo riders that attempted to Child during the championship round of the Wichita Built Ford Tough break his spell with the

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Diamond S Futurity ABBI Futurity, Weatherford, Texas

by Susan Bedford Photos by Dixie Cowgirl Photography

May 7, 2011 On May 7, just under 100 bulls gathered in Weatherford, Texas to battle it out for their share of $34,000. The Diamond S Earth Shattering Futurity is an annual event that David Simpson and Scott Pickens put their heart and soul into and it shows- first-class talent and a warm show of hospitality for competitors from near and far. “It was a really good event and we were really pleased that so many people came out,” said Pickens. “We had some really great bulls and I have to congratulate Castle Farms and J&J Supply/Gene Baker for coming out on top of a very competitive field.” 458 Castle’s White Kitty and 915 Houla Hoop each scored a 22 at the highly competitive Futurity event. Their high scores netted their owners $7,054 apiece. 44W from D&H/Buck secured third with a 21.75 and in fourth was 924 Blue By U from Paul Daniel/Curtis Leschyshyn with 21.25. Splitting fifth with scores of 21 were 488 Big Time Kat (Ohl/ Barker Bulls) and 947 Hou’s on First (Heath Sparks). The other animals in the top 10 were Black Tie Affair (Gene Baker), Booger Head (Bob Whisnant/The Jaynes Gang) Bad Wine (J&J Supply and Gene Baker) and Patrick (James and Linda Hogue-J&L Ranch). Bad Wine apparently used this as a warm-up event, going on to win several Futurities after his ninth-place finish in Weatherford and claiming the crown at the American Heritage. This event gave us an early-season peek at who could go all the way come Finals as well as adding to the list of Futurity bulls qualified for the prestigious Las Vegas event. Rank

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Futurity Winners Castle Farms and J&J Supply/Gene Baker

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161 White Sports Coat (Stand Up CP 47) X GDY 183 (81 Skat Kat)

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$7,054.05

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22.00

$7,054.05

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329 Houdini (161 White Sports Coat) X Mo Betta 88 (97 Whitewater Skoal) 194 Smooth Move (450 Kish's Top Gun) X Pages T2 (637 Straight Jacket)

21.75

$3,096.90

41/5 Deja Blue (125 Moody Blues) X 324 Red Rose (Russell Breeding) 21.25

$2,236.65

81 Skat Kat (69 Hooter) X GRC W57 (749 Rooster) 777 Usual Suspect (329 Houdini) X N/A (N/A) 329 Houdini (161 White Sports Coat) X 76 Mo Betta (7 Moreno Breeding)

21.00 21.00

$1,806.53 $1,806.53

20.75

$1,462.42

XS 593 (A6) X 447 (212 JC)

20.75

$1,462.42

329 Houdini (161 White Sports Coat) X 591 Baker (861 Corkscrew)

20.50

$1,118.32

-F 206 Twist'n 6 (A6) x J& L Ranch 62 (38X Night Hawk )

20.50

$1,118.32

-25 Walker (B-16 Copenhagen Charlie) X TW 280 (TW 911)

20.25

$946.28

327 Commotion (497 Automatic) X Page 769T (36 Sports Machine aka Milkman) 321 Countdown (749 Rooster) X VK 724 (TW92 Unbelievable)

20.00

$774.23

20.00

$774.23

20.00

$774.23

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$584.97 $584.97

19.50

$516.15

19.25

$412.92

19.25

$412.92

19.25

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Big Time Kat Hou's on First

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Paul Daniel / Curtis Leschyshyn Cody Ohl / Barker Bulls Heath Sparks

7/8

Black Tie Affair

10109876

Gene Baker

7/8

Booger Head

10114780

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Bad Wine

10092908

9/10

Patrick

10098154

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Bob Whisnant / The Jaynes Gang J&J Supply and Gene Baker James & Linda Hogue - J&L Ranch Tom Peterson / Walker Bucking Stock Breeders

12/13/14

72W

10089696

D&H Cattle Co / Glover Cattle

12/13/14

I'm The One

10128529

12/13/14

48W

10089679

15/16 15/16

SJR 489 33W

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Duke

10092913

18/19/20

The Brez

10103804

18/19/20

Rusty Monkey

10092160

18/19/20

133W

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Stewart Shepherd D&H Cattle Co / Bob & Tiffany 790 Mossy Oak Mudlslinger (Page 01 ) X Page 603 (63 Backlash) Snowden Ravenscroft / Boyd-Floyd 751 (55 Gunslinger) X SJR 392 (329 Houdini) D&H Cattle Co / Tony Dunne 194 Smooth Move (450 Kish's Top Gun) X Page 727T (36 Backlash) 329 Houdini (161 White Sports Coat) X 4C's / McVak Bucking Bulls 457 Mo Betta (55 Gunslinger) Jeff Pressler / The Jaynes Gang 490 Rag Top (DH79) x Traylor 11 (Traylor Breeding) Wissill Bucking Bulls / The 56 More Bucks (671 Go Cat Go!) X BBD 178 (RJ 302 Rapid Bo) Jaynes Gang D&H Cattle Co / Buck Cattle / 009 Showtime (K 827 Wolf Dancer) X Page R31 (22 Hotel California) Craig Moore

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Neckover ABBI 3D Challenge-Round I ABBI Futurity, Archdale, North Carolina

by Sugar Kuhn Photos by David Russell

May 7, 2011

Jerome Davis presents the 1D buckle to Teague Bucking Bulls’ Phil Trivette and Boyse Knox for TBB 9599’s event win.

Jerome Davis with Division winners of Archdale’s ABBI Futurity.

On May 7, 2011 Jerome and Tiffany Davis played host to the first round of their annual 3D trailer series challenge presented by Neckover Trailers. The event held at their Davis Ranch and Rodeo facility in Archdale, North Carolina drew 28 futurity calf entries and paid out $8,000 in prize money. The event’s Division 1 paid four places, with Teague Bucking Bulls being the big winner of the event and first in the Division 1 bracket. TBB 9599, sired by Whitewater Skoal son TBB AS 120 and out of a Kish’s Sniffler daughter TBB 526, won the event by a margin of 1.75 points after putting up a 21.50 mark which earned the bull $2,480. When his win was harnessed to a second place Division 1 placing by TBB 9440, a

Mudslinger son out of Russell 122 a 13 Rambo daughter, and a second place finish in Division 2 by TBB 9467, Teague Bucking Bulls left the first round of the three series event in the top slot for the race for the award trailer. Division 2 and 3 of the futurity also each paid two places and a total of $1,680. This ABBI event has rapidly become a popular series for east coast breeders who seem to have accepted the 3D format style of payout which has been so popular among team ropers and barrel racers across the nation. As the summer progresses watch for the race to heat up during the next two legs of the event series held on July 30 and September 3 at the same venue.

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5 6 7/8/9 7/8/9 7/8/9 10/11 10/11 12 13 14 15

36-9 TBB 9467 Torres 937 Gold Spur Ranch 982 Thunder Road Carolina Cobra Smelly Cat Torres 924 Davis Rodeo 9602 Torres 961 Torres 941

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Rockin H Cattle Teague Bucking Bulls Torres Bros. Bucking Bulls Gold Spur Ranch Rockin H Cattle Gold Spur Ranch Adam Pace/Jeff Robinson Torres Bros. Bucking Bulls Davis Rodeo Ranch Torres Bros. Bucking Bulls Torres Bros. Bucking Bulls

16/17 16/17

Gold Spur Ranch 962 Davis Rodeo 938

10125288 10103531

Gold Spur Ranch Davis Rodeo Ranch

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Page 3D5 (Mudslinger) x Cheyenne (362 Gambler) Big Bucks (89 Alley Cat) x TBB 74/4 (Western Wishes) Bone Collector (64 Psycho) x TBB 502 (Kelly’s Kat) 210 Cover Page(Backlash) x Futrell 082 (98 Fowl Play) 643 Alarm Clock (Liberace) x Black Sky (MC 907) Houdini (WSC) x SJR 416 (WWS) BBD LYJ5 (LYJ) x CCC 11 Slim Kat (Skat Kat) Page S32 (13 Big Deal) x Page 679 (Holy Moly) Ellis/Hiatt 85 (Maniac) x GI 602 (34 Oscars Velvet) Page 5-126 (Western Wishes) x TT 3 (Little Bridges) I’m A Gangster (Yippy High Yea) x Page 393-484 (Mudslinger)

18.50 18.25 17.50 17.50 17.50 17.25 17.25 17.00 16.75 16.50 16.00

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NA x Futrell 762 (620 Shyster) Off the Hook (Houdini) x Wild Britty (Wild Toad)

15.50 15.50

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Pueblo BFTS Classic ABBI Classic, Pueblo, Colorado

by Susan Bedford Photos by Andy Watson

May 20-21, 2011

Classic winner Ranger Pride challenges PBR Canada Champion, Aaron Roy.

Check and jacket presentation to Ranger Pride’s owners, Let’R Buck-Long Ranch Rank 1 2 3 4/5 4/5

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Ranger Pride 58T Flyin' Train Pure Smoke Bad Blake Back Bender TD2 Buckin Machine  White Velvet

8/9/10

Studly

10048434

8/9/10 8/9/10

Bois d'arc Buzz Saw

10059260 10073167

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Owner Let'R Buck-Long Ranch D&H Cattle Co. / Margy Haines Cody Ohl / Beshears / K Bar C Lightning C Cattle Co. Ackerman / Cox D&H Cattle Co. / Buck Cattle Co. / Shores Cattle Co. Cody Ohl / Beshears / Hutchins Desert Orchid Ranch / Curtis Leschyshyn / The Jaynes Gang Rawson Bucking Bulls Cross Lazy S - Bryan Smith

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532 Raspberry Wine X MS20 (329 Houdini) Page 347 Crazy Train (920 Boding) X Page 325-478 (22 Hotel California) 54 Hargis Up in Smoke (55 Gunslinger) X 3/T 4042 (J32 Monsoon) 856 Tahanta (A56 Tahanta's Back) X MO 135 (97 Whitewater Skoal) -27 Fender Bender(-6 Andrews) X SA 135 (46 Zandy) 36 Sports Machine aka Milkman ( 36 Washita Junior) X Page 3D2-490 (22 Hotel California) 158 White Out (166 Strawberry Wine) X XS 402 (XS 815 Kish's Velvet Hour)

89.25 89 88.75 88.5 88.5

 $10,829.70  $6,188.40  $4,641.30  $3,577.67  $3,577.67

88.25

 $2,707.43

88

 $2,320.65

103 D Fevers Rising (40 Exodus) X SR 84 (61 Slick Willy)

87.5

 $1,611.56

L791 Splat Kat (81 Skat Kat) X 017 (N/A) 211 Vapor (36 Backlash) X 26 Black Lollipop(607 Driller)

87.5 87.5

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Pueblo, Colorado is home to both the ABBI and PBR so the annual events there always carry a little extra excitement- similar to a team getting to play a home game in front of their most loyal fans. The ABBI’s Classic bulls were paired up with the Top 40 PBR bull riders in the world during the US Airforce Invitational Built Ford Tough Series event, to the delight of the fans at the packed Colorado State Fair Arena. “We had great bulls, great cowboys and a great crowd,” said Brad Boyd, ABBI President. “We always strive to have the best events possible in every city, but it is extra special to have one like this in the ABBI’s hometown.” It was PBR Canada champion Aaron Roy who faced 703 Ranger Pride from Let ‘R Buck/Long Ranch, and the bull showed why he is a contender to be the next ABBI Champion. Range Pride had Roy off in just three and a half seconds. That performance earned the bull an 89.25 and a check for more than $10,000. The Raspberry Wine son, out of a Houdini daughter, beat out 58T Flyin’ Train (D&H/Haines) by a quarter of a point. Flyin’ Train boasts an equally impressive pedigree, being deep in Page genetics as a Crazy Train son and a Hotel California grandson. 7042 Pure Smoke, who was the 2009 ABBI Futurity Champion, took third with an 88.75 for owners Ohl/Beshears/K Bar C. 789 Bad Blake and 705 Back Bender split the last spot in the top five, with an 88.5.

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ABBI Futurity, Pueblo, Colorado by Susan Bedford Photos by Andy Watson

May 21, 2011

Futurity winner Bad Wine

Marlissa Gonzalez and Brad Boyd present the winning check to Mitch Terrell on behalf of J&J Supply/Gene Baker.

If bulls could imbibe, 918 Bad Wine would be drunk on his own success by now. The J&J Supply/Gene Baker bull dominated at the ABBI’s hometown event in Pueblo, Colo. He beat out the reserve champions by 1.75 points- a large margin for what has been a season of extraordinary 2-year-old bulls. “Bad Wine is a big, hairy, American winning machine!” declared Gene Baker, quoting the “great” Ricky Bobby. The hairy machine took home over $6,190 for his winning performance. If our bulls were like NASCAR, Bad Wine would be hoof to horn in logos by now.

In second was 6322 Wild Willie from young Aaron Halpain and JATT Bucking Bulls, who won the Junior Futurity event earlier in the day with his performance worth 21.25. He split the reserve slot with 523 Revelation (Larry & Vicki Noffsinger / The Jaynes Gang) and 981 King David (Locke and Prewitt Bucking Bulls). Each bull took $2,678 back to his pen. “It was great to have such an exciting Futurity in our own backyard,” shared ABBI acting manager Kaycee Simpson. “We appreciate everyone who came to Colorado to compete and be a part of our hometown event.”

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Owner

Bad Wine Wild Willie Revelation King David Crack the Latch Castle's White Kitty Paintball Chilli Whop Preacher's Kid Rapture Hotel Hou Wedding Bells Castle's Guns & Tequilla Shot in the Dark

10092908 10102901 10114786 10092825 10099565

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SIRE (Sire’s Sire) x DAM (Dam’s Sire) 329 Houdini (161 White Sports Coat) X Baker 591 (861 Corkscrew) TBB6460 (555 Neon Nights) X AN6322 (A54 Rain Wolf aka Beeb) R74 Jason's Pet (ROBINSON BS 605) X 640 Cotton Candy (PFRG 310) 329 Houdini (161 White Sports Coat) X 93 JL Paint Cow (61 Lyon's King) Frick 12B (112 Frick Breeding) X Frick 678 (98 Fowl Play)

Score PAYOUT 23 21.25 21.25 21.25 20.75

 $6,197.85  $2,678.08  $2,678.08  $2,678.08  $1,492.08

10104583 Castle Farms

161 White Sports Coat (CP 47 Stand Up) X GDY 183 (81 Skat Kat)

20.25

 $1,377.30

10100699 10129118 10099165 10114781 10096157 10112324

559 White Bird (555 Neon Nights) X Parrish 173 (Hargis 532-Black Powder) TBB 446/6 (514 Real Deal) X S 502 (HJP 11) GRC G60 (102 Devils Advocate) X SS 637 (1 Griggs Breeding) B/50 Big & Rih (D-1 142 Party Time) X JT 26 (-705 RC Slim Pickens) 329 Houdini (161 White Sports Coat) X 296 Wheeler (A6) 113 Bells Blue (RK 0) X CM 5-104 (MC 217 Warlock)

20 20 19.75 19.75 19.5 19.25

 $1,090.36  $1,090.36  $746.04  $746.04  $631.26  $545.18

Carl Hutchins and Cody Ohl Crazy L Ranches / Bridget Rondell Taylor Halpain - JATT Bucking Bulls Larry & Vicki Noffsinger / The Jaynes Gang Bob Whisnant / The Jaynes Gang Cord McCoy

10104597 Castle Farms

55 Gunslinger (Bailey Breeding) X GRC W49 (49 Tequila)

19.25

 $545.18

10109175 Boyd / Floyd

920 Boding (Broke Back V) X Floyd 122 (Floyd/Walls Breeding)

19

 $459.10

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Pueblo Junior Futurity ABBI JR Futurity, Pueblo, Colorado

by Susan Bedford Photos by Andy Watson

May 21, 2011 It was a wild event in Pueblo for the ABBI’s youngest members who took part in the ABBI’s Junior Futurity. Kids age 9-18 got up bright and early the morning of May 21 to kick off the Junior season with this talentfueled event. Despite the 8am start, the stands at the Colorado State Fair were full family, friends and fans who came to watch the participants. There were many great 2-year-old buckers entered and the junior members did an outstanding job behind the chutes flanking their bulls. Ultimately it was Aaron Halpain (JATT Bucking Bulls) 6322 Wild Willie who took top honors and won Aaron over $4,000.

The Neon Nights son earned a 21.25, beating out the reserve champions, Box K 09 from Kaleb King (Box K Cattle) and Crack the Latch (another Halpain bull). Reserve was worth $2,581, bringing Aaron’s event total to over $6,700 and a smile from ear-to-ear of the young man who was visibly please with his animals’ performances. Rex Samford’s 920 Bring It On was fourth, followed by another Halpain bull, 910 Preacher’s Kid, belonging to Taylor. Samford also had the sixth place finisher with 922 Hot-N-Heavy. The event paid through fourth place, with 19 entries total.

Jr Futurity winner Wild Willie Rank 1 2/3 2/3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15/16 15/16 17 18 19

Bull

ABBI #

Wild Willie Box K 09 Crack the Latch Bring It On Preacher's Kid Hot-N-Heavy Terrell 960 Box K 38 1109 Terrell 971 The Rocker Hard Wired Cruz Missile Kit Carson Red-Headed Stepchild 916L White Lightning Stormin Norman Little Ice Water

10102901 10093229 10099565 10099015 10099165 10099013 10104821 10111306 10129577 10104172 10106569 10102905 10099335 10090891 10107177 10129576 10106628 10098929 10102350

Owner Aaron Halpain - JATT Bucking Bulls Kaleb King Aaron Halpain - JATT Bucking Bulls Rex Samford Taylor Halpain - JATT Bucking Bulls Rex Samford Tyler Terrell Kaleb King Ethan Yell - JATT Bucking Bulls Tyler Terrell Wyatt Crowder Taylor Halpain - JATT Bucking Bulls Thomas Cruz Preston Ogle Clay Scherotter Ethan Yell - JATT Bucking Bulls Cutter Davis Danyl Graumann Clay Scherotter

SIRE (Sire’s Sire) x DAM (Dam’s Sire) TBB6460 (555 Neon Nights) X AN6322 (A54 Rain Wolf aka Beeb) 125 Moody Blues (99 Baby Brother) X HC 43-04 (Herrington Breeding) Frick 12B (112 Frick Breeding) X Frick 678 (98 Fowl Play) Bring It -8 (MC907) X MS 21-6 (MS 80) GRC G60 (102 Devils Advocate) X SS 637 (1 Griggs Breeding) Bring It -8 (MC907) X MS 732 (329 Houdini) TNT 66 (155 Magic Carpet Ride) X TNT 60 (637 Straight Jacket) 81 Dillinger (N/A) X HC 39 (125 Moody Blues) 405 Houd Done It (329 Houdini) X CS 722 ( 386 Broke To Buck) 534 Washburn (14 Chaos) X SJ 501 (651 High Five) PAGE 37205 (790 Mossy Oak Mudslinger) X Frick 340 (MS 595) TBB6426 (55 Crossfire Hurricane) X TBB R5385 (52 Oreo) L305 Little Zero (L030 Zorro) X MCKEE JC 177(Crowther Breeding) CC Chicken on a Chain (599 Scar) X 30 J-R Miss Kitty (55 Gunslinger) 602 Red Eye (A 6) X JJ 1/59 (K61 Dimaggio) 610 (731 Bo Dippin) X CS 227 (XO Neon Leon) 504 Quick Lightning (N/A) X Montano 61(N/A) MCKEE 0082 (441 Blueberry Wine) X DA 650 Headgear (N/A) 610 Ice T&D (031 Wasp Stinger) X Doyle's Boss III (Coffey's Punder II)

Score PAYOUT 21.25 20.75 20.75 20 19.75 19.25 18.75 18.5 17.5 16.25 15 14.25 14 12.75 9.75 9.75 8.5 7 6.75

 $4,130.00  $2,581.25  $2,581.25  $1,032.50

total payout (actual) $10,325.00

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Decatur Bull Team Bash ABBI Maturity, Decatur, Texas

by Susan Bedford

May 28, 2011 The inaugural ABBI Maturity event was held in Decatur, Texas as part of a weekend full of great bull riding events produced by the legendary Iron Man himself- JW Hart. This event gave ABBI members with older registered bulls a unique, new kind of competition. “We listen to our members and want to give them what they want,” explained ABBI acting manager and VP Kaycee Simpson. “It was clear that people wanted to be able to compete with their animals in the ABBI beyond their Classic eligibility so we decided to introduce Maturity events this season. JW always puts on a great event, so it seemed like a good fit to launch our Maturity division in Decatur.” 37S Red Hot won this first-of-its-kind event. The D&H Cattle Co. bull won $5,378 with an 88.25. The Crossfire Hurricane son beat out 42 other bulls for bragging rights. “He’s a bull that I really thought was going to sneak up on everybody last year at the Wild Card,” said HD Page. “Unfortunately the judges just didn’t see it the same way as me. So with that, having the opportunity to be able to buck him again in a competition and win is a good deal.” “Actually I think the idea of these maturities is a real good concept for several reasons,” elaborated Page. “First of all it gives breeders another opportunity to compete with their bulls outside their normal three years of eligibility. Another thing it does is give those programs with later maturing bulls an opportunity to keep bulls longer and still have somewhere to take them for competition. There are a lot of really good bulls that were that kind (later maturing). It might take them 40 or 50 outs

before they find their spot and really come on. So this might be something guys can keep in the back of their minds now when they’re making decisions with those sort of bulls.” The bull’s co-owner Mr. Harrison’s added, “Red Hot is the best bull that I’ve ever owned a piece of,” said partial owner Phillip Harrison. “I really think he’s just going to continue to get better-hopefully a whole lot better. Last year in both the Wild Card and at Ardmore we just didn’t draw a rider good enough. Sometimes that happens when you have a really good one. I’ve got a lot of little brothers to him running around that I’m pretty excited about.” Ace of Spades/Beach City’s 705 Grey Feathers was the reserve champion with an 87.75, followed a quarter point behind by 4126 Louisiana Purchase from Box K Cattle. 126 Wake Up Call (Boyd/Floyd) and +2/7 Red Man (S Ranch) split fourth with 87.25.

“We listen to our members and want to give them what they want. It was clear that people wanted to be able to compete with their animals in the ABBI beyond their Classic eligibility so we decided to introduce Maturity events this season. JW always puts on a great event, so it seemed like a good fit to launch our Maturity division in Decatur.” —Kaycee Simpson, VP of ABBI Rank 1 2

Bull Red Hot Gray Feathers Louisiana Purchase Wake Up Call Red Man

3 4/5 4/5

ABBI #

Owner

10042093 D&H Cattle Co. 10109383 Ace of Spades / Beach City

SIRE (Sire’s Sire) x DAM (Dam’s Sire) 55 Crossfire Hurricane (36 Washita Junior) X PAGE 05-106 (-618 Western Wishes) 0- Crazy Train (N/A) X Red 42 (Garfield 57)

Score PAYOUT 88.25 87.75

 $5,378.80  $3,073.60

10038655 Box K Cattle

260 The Bomb (Kephart Breeding) X MS 412 ( 790 Mossy Oak Mudslinger)

87.5

 $2,305.20

10046389 Boyd / Floyd 10068543 5S Ranch

677 Short Stack (329 Houdini) X AN 160 (Naccarato Breeding) A67 Reindeer (Naccarato Breeding) X DF +2 (99 Baby Brother)

87.25 87.25

 $1,776.93  $1,776.93

6/7/8

Top Proctor

10064101 Tom Peterson

K24 Doctor Proctor (Katich Breeding) X Baker 491 (329 Houdini)

87

 $1,152.60

6/7/8 6/7/8 9 10

Jiminy Cricket 3JH Pingo T94 Spade

10129833 10055939 10057862 10112348

N/A X N/A N/A X MB-3/T 306 (19 Grasshopper) 03 Life of the Party (329 Houdini) X Hart 14 (Rojo A2) 35 Sampson (Broke Back V) X N/A

87 87 86.75 86.5

 $1,152.60  $1,152.60  $768.40  $672.35

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Dave Osburn Memorial Bullriding Classic Discovery Tour, Santa Maria, California

by Sugar Kuhn Photo by Gene Hyder

June 2, 2011 In an amazing under-the-gun effort, Reno Rosser and Cindy Rosser put together a very successful ABBI Classic event in Santa Maria, CA on Thursday, June 2. The event coincided with the Elk’s Prorodeo and had 25 ABBI Classic bulls enter. Breeders from California, Washington and Arizona traveled to compete in this new event. “We put this event together in a little less than a month,” said Cindy, “so we were really happy with the turn out that we got. It was nice to see Mossyrock Cattle Company come all the way down from Washington and also Desert Orchid from Arizona. We really appreciated their support.” Reno Rosser acted as event producer and worked overtime to tear down and arranged the chutes and pen. “The arena has always had a side out gate so Reno put out a lot of effort to get everything set up correctly. So the set up is super nice now with a center load and out gate which really improved bull handling.” Legendary announcer and bull pedigree visionary Bob Tallman announced and as could be expected worked double-time at selling the bulls to the crowd. “Bob of course really, really sold everyone on the bulls which was just great. Of course he was able to offer up lots of information on their genetics and what the American Bucking Bull is all about. We had a great scoreboard which displayed all the bull information and scores and also the replay. The committee was really, really impressed and happy about the event so we’d like to make it an annual event if possible with more money added in the future.” Event judges were Bill and Ralph Pacheco, Rocky Steagall and Mike Jones while bull riding event winner was DJ Stoneburner who marked a 79.50 and Ricky Hallam was 78 for second.

Thomas Ranch’s Reindeer Dippin’ son Mr. Feiger bucks his way to a 5th place finish in Santa Maria. Rank 1 2 3/4 3/4 5

Bull

ABBI #

Kish’s Big Dreams Ransom Indian Outlaw Fiasco Mr. Feiger

10098407 10067562 10093938 10100569 10068821

Owner Don & Janelle Kish Cindy Rosser Mossyrock Cattle Co. Bruce Hunt Thomas Ranch

SIRE (Sire’s Sire) x DAM (Dam’s Sire) NA x Kish 658 (Kish Breeding) A67 Reindeer (Naccarato) X Walking Freak (K22 Freaky Deal) 735 No Mercy (336 Neat Spot) x Betsy (NA) NA x NA A67 Reindeer (Naccarato) x Moreno 64/0 (H7 Typhoon)

Score PAYOUT 89 88 87 87 85.50

$1,831 $1,046 $719 $719 $556

6

White Knuckler

10068818 Thomas Ranch

A69 Werewolf (Naccarato) x Moreno 020/5 (A79 Domino Dip)

84.50

$458

7 8 9 10

Kish’s Wildly Legit Lily’s Dream Mr. Smith Sage Brush

10098400 10116282 10058047 10085881

809 Wildside (624 Wolfman) x Kish 693 (20 Kish’s Too Legit) XS 815 Kish’s Velvet Hour (20 Kish’s Too Legit) x NA 534 Boo Boo Berry (AC 119) X 19T (NA) 101 Big Bucks (89 Alley Cat) X TBB T41 (790 Mudslinger)

83.50 83 82 80

$392 $327 $262 $

Don & Janelle Kish Lily Sacks Nick Nuciforo Mossyrock Cattle Co.

total payout (actual) $6,539

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2011 American Heritage Futurity ABBI Futurity, Ardmore, Oklahoma

by Sugar Kuhn Photos by Allen Glanville

June 10-11, 2011 There is no other ABBI event as prestigious as the annual American Heritage Futurity in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Although the ABBI Futurity and Classic World Championships are monumental, those calves competing in Ardmore each year are ones their breeders have invested in as prospects over a year prior to their appearances here. Breeders often do so with little indication of what each may be capable of. Entries are often nominated based on the performance and pedigree records of their parents and siblings, and a few dummy trips when they are weanlings and yearlings. In some cases, calves may have even been nominated without any dummy trips at all making the nomination process that much more challenging. Through the lengthy nomination and payment process the calves that finish in the money are sometimes bulls that owners and breeders have taken a risky bet on. That bet then hangs in the balance for over a year as these breeders and owners patiently await each year’s American Heritage event. This year’s AHF Champion boasts an owner that is no stranger to winning this event. Gene Baker has won the event two other times, but his 2011 win was just as thrilling and surprising partially based on the nature of the American Heritage process. “All I set out to do for this year was to win the American Heritage. Rank

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Owner

So it’s pretty surreal to have done it. Winning this event is very satisfying. For the last several months we hoped we would win it with our bull Hoola Hoop,” explained Baker, “but Bad Wine has just really come on super strong in the couple events leading up to the American Heritage. He finished ninth at Weatherford, then went to Pueblo the next week and marked a 23 which is the highest score I’ve ever seen a bull have.” Bad Wine’s 22.25 point marking earned him the AHF win and a huge payday of $119,577. “Bad Wine just keeps getting stronger and stronger. There are a lot of calves that buck, but he really, really likes doing it. I think because he likes it so much that’s seems to translate to that wow factor that many of the really good ones sometimes don’t have.” Baker has been partners with J&J Supply on several bulls including Bad Wine, then following the bull’s performance at Pueblo Baker received a call from Exclusive Genetics and the partners decided to put the bull on the block. Bob Schaff purchased into the bovine for $56,000.

SIRE (Sire’s Sire) x DAM (Dam’s Sire)

Score points

payout

22.25

$119,577

10089690

J&J Supply/Gene Baker/Bob Schaff/Jaynes Gang D&H Cattle/Margy Haines

Showtime (Wolfdancer)x Page 201-170 (Copper Top)

22.00

194

$55,190

10093615

Stoney Hariman

Coat 45 (Chaos) x SH A1 (Houdini)

22.00

194

$55,190

10101184

Jim Anderson Paul Daniels/Curtis Leschyshyn D&H Cattle Co. Locke & Prewitt Bucking Bulls Locke & Prewitt Bucking Bulls D&H Cattle Co. Jim Murff D&H Cattle Co. Ace of Spades/Lone Star/Gulf Coast Syndicate Vermejo River Ranch

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918 Bad Wine

10092908

2/3 4

61W Fire Show 95 Here We Go Again AR311

5

924 Blue Bye U

10129060

6 7/8 7/8 9/10 9/10 11-15

Page W10 King David Catahoula 71W Money Shot Pistelero Page 59W

10094350 10092825 10092829 10089695 10099312 10089688

11-15

Undercover Boss

10099197

11-15

10096277

11-15

Breakdown SB 479 Indian Paintbrush

10092595

Bonsall Bucking Bulls

SB 427 Red Rose Wine (Plum Wine) x SB 763 Merry (Mud Flap) 20.25

182

$10,394

11-15

Wild Willie

10102901

Aaron Halpain-JATT Bucking Bulls

TBB 6460 (Neon Nights) x AN 6322 (Rain Wolf)

182

$10,394

2/3

Closin’ 16/17/18 101W Time 16/17/18 “Roll Out” 16/17/18 Smoke Shop Slingin’ 16/17/18 27W Drawers 19-22 W25 Wild Moves

AR 286 (Backlash) x AR 311H (Cover Page)

21.50

193

$29,894

Deja Blue (Moody Blues) x Rose Red (Russell)

21.25

192

$25,295

347 Crazy Train (Boding) x Page 342-481 (Western Wishes) Houdini (WSC) x JL Paint Cow (Lyon’s King) Houdini (WSC) x JL 94 (Lyon’s King) Best Shot (Houdini) x page 609 (Backlash)

21.00 20.75 20.75 20.50 20.50 20.25

191 189 189 187 187 182

$22,996 $19,546 $19,546 $14,947 $14,947 $10,394

Mudslinger (01) x Page 615 (Stretch) A712 Pit Boss (Blenderhead) x H 755-2 (Houdini)

20.25

182

$10,394

Mojo Risin (Bad Mojo) x DQ 106 (Magic Carpet Ride)

20.25

182

$10,394

20.25

10091204

D&H Cattle/Buck Cattle

327 Commotion (Automatic) x PageT49 (Boding)

20.00

179

$6,822

Seam Scalco/Ain’t No LLC Cody Ohl/Todd Baush

Heathcliff (Wishbone Saloon) x Mataska 437 (Red Ears) All Smoked Up (Up in Smoke) x L661 (Manson)

20.00 20.00

179 179

$6,822 $6,822

10082349

D&H Cattle Co.

Mudslinger (01) x Page 606 (Backlash)

20.00

179

$6,822

10102449

D&H Cattle/Flinn/L&E Mountain States BB/Jaynes Gang Torres Bros. Bucking Bulls D&H Cattle/Jeff Gilbert

602 Wild Child (Wildlife) x Wiggins T481 (Smooth Move)

19.75

175

$2,587

19-22

9024 Infinity

10094957

Torres 961 W21 Crazy D

10094691 10094361

196

10093976 10110933

19-22 19-22

68

Houdini (WSC) x Baker 591 (Corkscrew)

Comet’s Gold (Cooper’s Comet) x Dunnam 327 (Final Dose)

19.75

175

$2,587

Page 5-126 (Western Wishes) x TT 3 (Little Bridges) 347 Crazy Train (Boding) x Page 29-122 (Roughwater)

19.75 19.75

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$2,587 $2,587

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Newly crowned 2011 American Heritage Futurity Champ Bad Wine.

ABBI Pres. Brad Boyd and GM Kaycee Simpson present J&J Supply’s Jim Mattox, Gene Baker, Bob Schaff and The Jaynes Gang with their big event win check.

“Bob bought him and obviously got his money back in one day, so you know that was a pretty good investment and we couldn’t be happier for him.” Baker’s J&J Supply partner Jim Mattox compared this win to other prestigious nominating events in the horse industry. “I sort of compare this event to the All American in Quarter Horse Racing. Winning it is like winning that event as a running Quarter Horse owner. You have to nominate them and they have other similar rules those nominees have to follow to even have a chance at participating.” Bad Wine’s sire is Houdini and his dam is by Corkscrew which goes back to Automatic. After Bad Wine’s recent success, Baker immediately found himself wondering if he still owned this now big-time producing dam.

“I got to thinking about that last night and I don’t think that I do (still own her). So, somebody else is going to get another big surprise over him winning this event too. Whoever now owns her got a great producing female.” Bad Wine’s win is more than just a check. It is a huge addition to his sire’s already enormous production stats. “Awhile back when you had asked me what Houdini offspring have earned, I had it figured around a million dollars with sons like Black Pearl and Copp Hou. But now I think he is pushing close to around 3 million. You know it’s pretty humbling when you start thinking about all the great calves he’s produced and the amount of money his offspring has won. I honestly don’t think there will ever be another like him and you have to give credit where credit is due that’s for sure.” The American Bucking Bull q July/Aug 2011

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ABBI American Heritage Derby Touring Pro Division, Ardmore, Oklahoma

by Sugar Kuhn Photos by Allen Glanville

June 10-11, 2011 Sometimes the best things take time to materialize. That being said the American Heritage Derby is an event that provides breeders the opportunity to participate with 3-year-old bulls that in many cases take some time to come on and mature physically. In the case of this year’s American Heritage Derby Champion 603 Cowtown Gangster, it took most of his 3-years of life to put all his explosive pieces together in a public format. With a genetic heritage that’s been around as long as bucking bull breeding has been the super-impressive, bovine’s hefty out in Ardmore proved patience is truly a virtue. With unmatched wow and explosiveness, the big brindles’ out captured more than the crowd’s attention. Judges marked the Show Sports and Jane Clark bull a 90.50 sealing the 3-year-olds first event win. Cowtown Gangster’s historic genetics have been marinating for quite some time. Cowtown Gangster’s sire is RK 330, a Rooster son out of the infamous producing female K23 Wanda. His dam is Rad’s 603, a daughter of 018 Cowtown and out of Delvecchio 308, a daughter of Dell Hall’s 105. The likes of these female genetics are ones known to produce later maturing individuals, but those that find their way to the Derby and Classic events come with the big-time buck required of rank, upper level rider bulls. The bull’s mother was purchased from Bobby Delvecchio at Tom Teague’s Sale by Ricky Carpenter and Jay Hutchinson. After watching the bull since he was a young bucker, Shane George of Show Sports Bucking Bulls along with his partner of several years Jane Clark of New York, made the move to get the contender purchased. The entire group has all worked together to really try and promote the salty, well-bred bucker. Although the bull didn’t have a lot of luck in futurities, it seems

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ABBI #

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Cowtown Gangster Village Idiot Johnny Be Good Ragin J.T. Bigtime Top Proctor Midnight Mood Russian Roulette Electric Prune Hou’s Back TBB 8061 R351 Carney Man Davis/Clapp 311

10088493 10094594 10088855 10085388 10067995 10064101 10061834 10129336 10061803 10082535 10065267 10108177 10119617 10082328

Show Sports and Jane Clark Diamond S Bucking Bulls Creekbend Ranch/Rueben Yutzy Jerry Tuttle/The Jaynes Gang D&H Cattle Co./Buck Cattle Co. T.O. & Tish Peterson/Boyd-Floyd D&H Cattle Co./McGuire Clay Taylor/Curtis Leschyshyn D&H Cattle Co. 5G Farms/Ace of Spades Ranch Teague Bucking Bulls LLC Clapp Cattle Co. Chad Berger Davis Rodeo Ranch

14-21

Sic Em Sam

10084437

Oakes & Greene/Ace of Spades

14-21 14-21 14-21 14-21 14-21 14-21

TBB 8040 Super Soaker Pure Blend Night Moves Buckshot Hell or High Water

10066389 10113456 10071818 10068669 10082386 10079416

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the brazen brindle has finally hit his lick when being straddled by riders. “He was always just a tall and lanky bull that was real big boned,” said Carpenter, “and to be honest with you I just think it was a matter of the bull growing up and maturing. As a calf he always had that wow factor, but just seemed awkward. But as a bull he’s an absolute athlete. We decided to wait on him until we could put him under a rider and he’s been really, really good every single trip. He’s just a natural bucker. He’s had some pretty good riders on him and none of them have really warmed him up.” George who’s always had an enormous interest in the PBR and studying the bulls at the Built Ford Tough Level saw something in Cowtown Gangster from the start. “I’ve been watching him for a long time—actually since he was a yearling,” explained George. “He always just had that something special to him. He had something that just stood out. He’s always been explosive and from the time he was a calf when he bucked it made you go wow. Under a dummy there just was never enough time in 4 seconds for him to put it all together for the judges. Then as he matured, he really came into his own. He’s always been athletic and explosive, but under a rider he’s really started to shine and have the opportunity to show the type of power and wow factor that I saw in him from the start. I think he’s got what it takes and that’s why we decided to buy him a few months ago.” While all parties seem to agree on the bovine’s definite “wow factor”, they also agree on his big-attitude paralleling his bucking prowess. “We could not be more thrilled with this monumental win.” And the check for $32,840 is indeed proof that some things really are worth waiting for.

SIRE (Sire’s Sire) x DAM (Dam’s Sire) RK 330 (Rooster) x Rad’s 603 (Cowtown) Chicken Bones (49 Tequila) x BBD 8223 (Berger) Black Magic (37 Copperhead) x NA Shaggy (Yellow Wasp) x Elle Mae (Coffey) Little Yellow Jacket (Yellow Jacket) x Page 255-152 (Mudslinger) Doctor Proctor (Katich) x Baker 491 (Houdini) Smooth Move (Kish’s Top Gun) x Page 7205-184 (Super Dave) Fandango (Super Dave) x CT 13 (Frogy) Page 323 (Mudslinger) x Page 674 (Nightlife) Backlash (BBV) x Floyd 42 (Houdini) Mudslinger (Page 01) x Knox 131 (Knox) Wildnights (Wildlife) x R49 (CVM -17) NA x NA Scene of the Crash (Rock-n-Roll) x GRC W44 (Rooster) 331 Black Mudslinger (Mudslinger) x Oakes & Greene C58 (Page 31-159) Neon Nights (Gunslinger) x Page T-43 (Hotel California) Squirt Gun (Roll the Dice) x TBB AN 422 (Naccarato) Blenderhead (Burns) x 3/T 4042 (Monsoon) Stormy Nights (Fevers Rising) x GH H Casper(O Haynes Breeding) Big Bucks (Alley Cat) x GRC W170 (Gunslinger) Wildlife (Houdini) x Boyd 651 (Son of Slim)

Score payout 90.50 88.75 88.25 87.75 87.75 87.75 87.50 87.50 87.00 87.00 87.00 86.75 86.75 86.50

$32,841 $18,947 $11,368 $7,158 $7,158 $7,158 $5,368 $5,368 $3,895 $3,895 $3,895 $3,000 $3,000 $1,658

86.50

$1,658

86.50 86.50 86.50 86.50 86.50 86.50

$1,658 $1,658 $1,658 $1,658 $1,658 $1,658

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Show Sports Bucking Bulls and Jane Clark snag a nice check for their big brindle’s 90.50 point out.

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American Heritage Junior Futurity ABBI JR Futurity, Ardmore, Oklahoma

by Sugar Kuhn Photos by Allen Glanville

June 10-11, 2011 Ardmore, Oklahoma’s prestigious American Heritage event was also stop number two for ABBI Junior Futurity competitors. With 40 entries and a total payout of $14,285.20, this year’s event was demonstrative of the growth that the ABBI’s Junior program has experienced. After some early morning battling, Rex Samford’s black bull 920 Bring It On blazed his way to the AH Junior Futurity title after a nearly flawless effort. The son of PBR short round, super-star -8 Bring It marked a 21 netting the already accomplished junior breeder a check for $4,000. “He was pretty good today,” said Samford, “and he did what I was expecting. Out of the three bulls I entered he seems to be the most consistent. Unfortunately he wasn’t nominated for the open futurity though.” Samford’s -88 bull also tied for fourth netting another $1,321. Samford’s -88 matched marks of 19.50 with Matt Jack’s -82.

Rank 1 2 3 4/5 4/5

Bull 920 Bring It On 6322 Wild Willie 903 Pistol MS -88 Jack -82 2339 Oklahoma Breakdown J908 Outside the Box 488 Big Time Kat 38 Butter Bean 97 1404 Awol Nation 949 (26) River Rat Wishy Washchi Brenny RW 944 Jar Head Bet On Black The Rocker Game Over J.F. 9-4 Air-Borne Bocephus Struck It Rich Black Tie Affair Crack The Latch Preacher’s Kid Cash Daddy W44 Wild Habits Off Speed Cruz Missle Squiggy Malakeye 916L SB 869 Zamar Ace Cowboy Tushka Tornado Little Ice Water Stormin’ Norman Mr. Twister

6/7/8 6/7/8 6/7/8 9 10/11 10/11 12 13/14 13/14 15/16 15/16 17/18 17/18 19/20 19/20 21 22 23/24 23/24 25 26 27/28 27/28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36/37 36/37 38 39 40

ABBI # 10099015 10102901 10092694 10129134 10101770

Owner Rex Samford Aaron Halpain-JATT Bucking Bulls Cade Baker Rex Samford Matt Jack

Aaron Halpain’s 6322 Wild Willie walked away the Reserve AH Junior Futurity champ for his impressive out that nabbed 20.25 points and also an impressive check for $2,286. Cade Baker paralleled his dad’s success in the open futurity event when his bull 903 Pistol put up 19.75 points and earned him $1,714. Heather Adcock’s Oklahoma Breakdown, Hunter, Blake and Saylor Ohl’s Big Time Kat and Jonathan Jaynes’ Outside the Box shared a three-way tie for sixth place with 19.25 marked outs and $857 checks, while Zane Walker’s 97 and Taw Sherrell’s Awol Nation rouned out the top paying spots after tying for tenth with 18.75 scores and winning $250 each. If Ardmore’s stop is any indication of what we can expect from these aggressive youth competitors at the remaining junior contests this season, our sport and industry’s future appears to be in good hands.

SIRE (Sire’s Sire) x DAM (Dam’s Sire) -8 Bring It (MC 907) x MS 21-6 (Houdini x Typhoon) TBB 6460 (Neon Nights) x AN 6322 (Rain Wolf) Houdini x Baker 229 (Baker) -8 Bring It (MC 907) x RAD’s 701 (Night Life) White Out (Strawberry Wine) x 145 (Hargis 163)

Score points payout 21.00 20.25 19.75 19.50 19.50

39 38 37 35 35

$4,000.00 $2,285.60 $1,714.20 $1,321.36 $1,321.36

10093626

Heather Adcock

Hargis 398 (Panhandle Slim) x 2307 (Real Western)

19.25

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$857.10

10104844 10104598 10111306 10099453 10129808 10094636 10093229 10101244 10102907 10104047 10093625 10099229 10106569 10104178 10110954 10111265 10101779 10112583 10109876 10099565 10099165 10101493 10102457 10090283 10099335 10094453 10108232 10129576 10090384 10111246 10112557 10102350 10098929 10106498

Jonathan Jaynes Hunter Ohl-Blake, Saylor Ohl Kaleb King Zane Walker Taw Sherrell Zane Walker Karis King Cash Roberts/D&H/L&E Ethan Yell-JATT Bucking Bulls Megan Walker/Rebecca Walker Mason Watters Megan Walker/Ace of Spades/Kash Cattle Wyatt Crowder Paige Stout Cody Kral Kevin Romine-Sam Garcia Collin Taylor Hunter Ohl-Blake, Saylor Ohl Colt Baker Aaron Halpain-JATT Bucking Bulls Taylor Halpain-JATT Bucking Bulls Cooper Downer Cash Roberts/D&H/Flinn/L&E Jonathan Jaynes Thomas Cruz Rex Samford Austin Brito Ethan Yell-JATT Bucking Bulls Sadie Lynn Sam Garcia-Kevin Romine Tess Hardman Clay Scherotter Danyl Graumann William Adcock IIIIIII

Jed Clampett (Peddlehead) x Wild Thing (Creek Bend 302) Skat Kat (Hooter) x GRC W57 (Rooster) Dillinger (NA) x HC 39 (Moody Blues) L49 Mission Impossible (Walker) x 917 (Walker -25) RK 210 (Houdini) x RK 52 (Hammerhead) Fast Time (Walker -25) x 749 (512 Moonshine) Moody Blues (Baby Brother) x HC 43-04 (Herrington) Surefire (Backlash) x Wiggins TW103 (Page 37205) TBB 6221 (Real Deal) x TBB 6455 (Captin Kirk) TW 518 (Smash Hit) x TW 691 (Mission Pack) Up In Smoke (Gunslinger) x Rafter D 666-166 (Outlaw) Black Sabbath (A6) x Sister Red (Burns) Page 37205 (Mudslinger) x Frick 340 (MS 595) JJ 960 x NA Rodeo (Chaos) x Hou Foo (Houdini) Apollo 1 (Sky King) x Lindley 3-12 (MS 69 Brazos Bob) Warzone (Hargis 532) x Miss Bee (Yellow Jacket) G4 Thunderstruck (Gunslinger) x DM 18W (M17) Houdini (WSC) x Mo Betta 76 (Moreno) Frick 12-B (Frick) x Frick 678 (Fowl Play) GRC G60 (Devil’s Advocate) x SS 637 (Griggs) M17 x Downer 319 (Houdini) Wild Child (Wild Life) x Wiggins 37 (NA) Blind Date (Rooster) x JP M1 (Houdini) Little Zorro (Zorro) x McKee JC 177 (Crowthers) -8 Bring It (MC 907) x MS 31-4 (Terminator) Red Zinger (Southwick) x 22 (Tango) 610 (Bo Dippin) x CS 227 (Neon Leon) 89 Alley Cat (Spotted Bull) x 625 Calico Spot (Super Dave) Cowboy Crash (WSC) x Lindley 3-12 (MS 69 Brazos Bob) Ice T & D (Wasp Stinger) x Coffey’s Grave Maker (Coffey) Ice T&D (Wasp Stinger) x Doyle’s Boss III McKee 0082 (Blueberry Wine) x Headgear (NA) Wampus Cat (DH 79) x 149 (Hargis/Walls)

19.25 19.25 19.00 18.75 18.75 18.25 18.00 18.00 17.75 17.75 17.50 17.50 17.25 17.25 17.00 16.50 16.25 16.25 15.75 15.25 15.00 15.00 14.50 13.50 13.25 12.00 11.50 11.00 10.75 10.50 10.50 10.00 9.50 7.50

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$857.10 $857.10 $571.40 $249.99 $249.99

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5th Annual Texas Bull Bash

ABBI/NBBA Co-Sanctioned Futurity, Glen Rose, Texas

by Sugar Kuhn Photos by Todd Brewer

June 18, 2011 The 5th Annual Texas Bull Bash in Glen Rose, Texas was the second leg of the ABBI/NBBA Co-Sanctioned events held this season. J&J Supply’s Jim Mattox, Gene Baker, Bob Schaff and the Jaynes Gang walked away the big winners after their black, super-salty bovine marked an 89.25. The win paid the group $12,528.25 of the total $40,642.58 event purse. D&H Cattle Co.’s 72W Paradise placed fourth after putting up an 88 and when the score was combined with the spotted bovine’s Stephenville mark, he came out the $10,000 Bull Bonus winner with a combined two-event total of 173 points. The $10,000 Bull Bonus awarded by BoydFloyd Bull Co. and Bar F Productions, was only one way in which breeders from both associates were rewarded. “This was a landmark set of events for the ABBI and the NBBA,” said ABBI President Brad Boyd. “Both organizations benefited greatly from this joint venture. It was great to see both associations come together and offer additional competitive opportunities for breeders. I’m glad we have been able to work together with the NBBA. What’s good for our members is good for us.” NBBA President Marty Foutch echoed Boyd’s sentiments and also felt the co-sanctioned events were great for the industry. “I think this was a great opportunity for bull owners and breeders—two of the largest and longest-standing organizations coming together to produce these elite events,” shared Foutch. “As a bull breeder and owner, it was a great concept to be able to pay one entry fee and earn points for both associations’ finals.”  The two ABBI/NBBA co-sanctioning events not only gave breeders extra competitive opportunities but also added thousands of dollars to each associations finals purses.

< D&H Cattle Co.’s 72W Paradise nabs a big-dollar bonus at the ABBI/NBBA co-sanctioned event Glen Rose, Texas.

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Bull

ABBI #

Owner

918 Bad Wine seals the event win at 2011 NBBA/ABBI co-sanctioned Bull Bash in Glen Rose, Texas. < J&J Supply’s Jim Mattox, Gene Baker, Bob Schaff and the Jaynes Gang with their event check presented by Glen Carlton and Marty Foutch.

> ABBI President Brad Boyd, NBBA V.P. Glen Carlton and NBBA President Marty Foutch present K.J. Pletcher with the $10,000 bonus check for D&H’s futurity bull 72W Paradise.

SIRE (Sire’s Sire) x DAM (Dam’s Sire)

Score PAYOUT

1

918 Bad Wine

10092908

329 Houdini (161 WSC) X Baker 591 (861 Corkscrew)

89.25

 $  12,528.25

2

10115369

Running WC Ranch

329 Houdini (161 WSC) X JH 297 (Hargis)

88.75

 $    6,682.50

10104175 10089696 10114788 10092911 10109918 10111072 10092210

88.25 88 87 87 86.75 86.5 86.5

 $    4,677.75  $    3,786.75  $    2,895.75  $    2,673.00  $    2,227.50  $    1,782.00  $    1,447.88

3/T 4013 (Bo’s Ghost) X Berger 49 (Coyote)

86.25

 $    1,336.50

-3 Bo’s Excuse (Bodacious) X SA V58 (T48 Little Weed)

86

 $    1,225.13

12

964 Tick Tock

10094098

643 Alarm Clock (649 Liberace) X 70 Black Beauty (Coat 45)

85.75

 $    1,113.75

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6322 Wild Willie 9441 908 Catahoula

10102901 10111267 10092829

BearClaw Bucking Bulls D & H Cattle Co. Johnnie & Rebecca Wilburn Gene Baker / J&J Supply Curtis Leschyshyn Chris Benedict / Kevin Pool Tom & Tish Peterson 4c's / Devil's Playground / Pointed Rock Cattle Co Andrews Rodeo Henry Mladenka / The Jaynes Gang Jerry & Aaron Halpain Golightly, Hatchett, Hurst Locke & Prewitt

Washburn 534 (Chaos) X SJ 336 (644 Parrott) Commotion (Automatic) X Page 769T (Sports Machine) War Paint (606 (A6)) X NA 329 Houdini (161 WSC) X Mo Betta 88 (WWS) K827 Wolfdancer (677 Beasty Boy) X Thorsell 113-5 (NA) Yellow Jacket (Wrangler Rivet) x TW 379 (90 Bone Collector) 325 Fandango (Houdinit) X LH 107 (A13 Trick or Treat)

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J&J Supply / Gene Baker / Bob Schaaf/The Jaynes Gang

TBB 6460 (Neon Nights) X AN 6322 (A54 Rain Wolf) M17 ( CVM -17) X 4-41 Ms. Goldcoast (21 Gold Coast Sherriff) Houdini (WSC) x JL 94 (Lyon’s King)

85.75 85.75 85.75

 $    1,000.00  $    1,000.00  $    1,000.00

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Mike White Invitational Classic ABBI Classic, Lake Charles, Louisiana

June 24-25, 2011

Story and Photos by Allen Glanvile

The second annual Mike White Invitational Bull Riding was held at the Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The ABBI and producers Mike Greer, and Mike Pedersen once again teamed up to bring this event together. The weather is usually hot this time of the year, but rain showers gave us some unusually nice days this year. The spacious covered pens with their 20 foot fans kept the cattle content, along with the security provided that kept the bull and owners content. This event had 60 bulls competing with 30 bulls bucked each night, giving the Saturday night owners something to think about after watching the Friday night’s performance. Friday night, bull 45-07B Rainbow owned by Ratjen Rodeo Ranch outscored the field with a score of 89.25. 45-07B had the kick and power to have his rider in the dirt in 2 second or less. Second place was Sanford/Tolman’s 15-7 Centerfold scoring 88.75; third and fourthwent to Ackerman/Cox’s 705 Back Bender and 789 Bad Blake, Lightning C Cattle Co, each with 88.25. Fifth place went to T66 Bump & Grind, Kash Cattle Co/ Potter, with an 88.25. Saturday night, bulls 78 Poker Face, Box K Cattle Co, and Henry Wilson & Marty Foutch’s bull V-5 shared the win with 89.0. These two bulls performed with plenty of power and kick. Third went to A712 Pit Boss, Ace of Spades/Pit Boss Syndication with 88.75, Fourth place went to D&H Cattle Co / Buck Cattle Co /Shores Cattle Co’s TD2 Bucking Machine 88.5 and fifth was 46 Little Moody, D&H Cattle Co / Dam Cattle Co

Lake Charles Classic winner, Rainbow Rank 1 2 2 4 4

Bull

ABBI # 10083251 10090969 10091631 10066860 10062489

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Rainbow Poker Face V-5 Centerfold Pit Boss TD2 Buckin Machine Back Bender Bad Blake

7

46 Little Moody

10061351

10

Bump & Grind

10106218

6

10050842 10061225 10053276

Owner Ratjen Rodeo Ranch Box K Cattle, LLC Henry Wilson & Marty Fouch Samford/Tolman Ace of Spades/Pit Boss Syndication D & H Cattle Co/Buck Catle Co/Shores Cattle Co. Ackerman/Cox Lightning C Cattle Co. D & H Cattle Co/DAM Cattle Co/Frank Newsom Kash Cattle Co./Porter

/ Newsome with 88.25. This round was plenty tough for the riders having only one rider receiving a score. When the scores were tallied Saturday night, bull 45-07B Rainbow was declared the winner of this event. Rainbow had shown the judges he had the total package to win. Jackie Ratjen, owner of 45-07B was excited about his win and remarked, “I am truly excited about my bull winning at this event. I usually don’t like to get too far from home to compete, but wanted to sell some of my bulls and I am sure glad I came. I want to thank Circle T Ranch for buying this great bull (45-07B Rainbow) and look forward to watching him buck on television.” Sandy Kirby who came with Ratjen added, “Jackie does not compete much but when he does his bulls kick butt. Ratjen’s bull After Party was the PRCA’s 2010 bull of the year and this bull, 45-07B, if they (Circle T Ranch & Rodeo) baby him along could be the next Bushwacker.” Second was split between V-5 & 78 Poker Face each with 89. Fourth and fifth were A712 Pit Boss and 15-7 Centerfold each with 88.75 and sixth place was TD2 Bucking Machine 88.5. Mike Greer and Mike Pedersen went the extra mile putting on this event, everything was first class. This event had Doug Butcher as ring manager along with Billy Cochran and crew loading bulls and everything was done smoothly. With the good turnout of fans, I am sure the 2012 event is already being planned.

Ratjen Rodeo Ranch accepts the winning check SIRE (Sire’s Sire) x DAM (Dam’s Sire) Diamond's Ghost (Ratjen Breeding) x JR 60-6 (JR 46) Rodeo (Chaos) x Little Shiney (Automatic) Valentine (Broke Back V) x Wilson 5 (Whiskey) Playboy Skoal x MS-2 (Jim Dandy) Blenderhead (Burns Breeding) x Adele (Houdini 329)

Score payout 89.25 89.00 89.00 88.75 88.75

$8,790.95 $4,395.48 $4,395.48 $2,904.15 $2,904.15

Diamond's Ghost (Ratjen Breeding) x Dirty Cash 02 (Cowboy Cash) 88.50

$2,197.74

Fender Bender (Andrews-6) x SA 135 (Zandy) Tahanta (Tahanta's Back) x MO 135 (Whitewater Skoal)

88.25 88.25

$1,569.81 $1,569.81

Moody Blues (Baby Brother) x Dam 015

88.25

$1,569.81

Tahanta (Tahanta's Back) x Adams 305 (Tyrell)

88.00

$1,098.87

total payout (actual) $31,396.25

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Mike White Invitational Futurity ABBI Futurity, Lake Charles, Louisiana

June 24, 2011

Story and Photos by Allen Glanvile

Mike Greer and Mike Pedersen, producers of the second annual Mike White Invitational Bull Riding, once again added a futurity to this year’s event. Fifty nine bulls made the trip to the Burton Coliseum located in Lake Charles, Louisiana to compete in the ABBI event. The bulls were housed in the spacious back pens noted for the comfort provided by the 20 foot fans that transform the hot humidity into a pleasant breeze. Also this year the promoters provided night time security. No one was allowed in the pens from 11pm until 6am, giving the owners assurance no one would be able to disturb their bull during the night. Going into the event everyone was betting on the newly crowned American Heritage Champion Bull, 918 Bad Wine who has had tremendous success this season. This bull had been winning in most everything he entered. When the event started and after 918 had bucked it appeared he was headed to his next victory, little did anyone know there was a youngster who had different plans for this one. Pillow / Barrett brought a little surprise, 112 Jungle Smoke , who when the gate was opened exploded. It was like he was hit with a bolt of lightning. His quickness and buck

were amazing and judge number two marked his kick 5.0, giving him a score of 23.75. All anyone could say was wow! The announcer said, “I guess he will be in the top five.” Everyone else was saying who’s going to finish second. He had just topped the top bull by 1.75 points, amazing in today’s competition. One of the owners, Bobby Pillow, summed up his thoughts, “112 is just a nice little bull and has been coming along for about six months now and getting better every time. He sure bucked great today and had a good trip.” Second place went to 918 Bad Wine, owned by J&J Supply/Gene Baker/ Bob Schaff with 22, splitting third was X195 Peruvian Necktie, Luke Sullivan/the Jaynes Gang, and Bull 481, James Davis & Chad Guidry, each with 21.75. In fifth was was B&S 724, Hosey Bridges & Chris Smith, with 20.75. The top 10 bulls at this event were truly great bulls and the pen entered was a nice match. Some bulls just didn’t have their day and some little bobble ruined their performance. Hats off to Mike Greer and his crew (Kent Cox & Dean Wilson with the dummies and Billy Cochran in the back pens) for an excellent job. ABBI’s Zach Gunter presents the winning check to Pillow/Berrett

Lake Charles Futurity winner, Jungle Smoke Rank

Bull

ABBI #

1 2 3 3 5 6 7

Jungle Smoke Bad Wine Peruvian Nectie 481 B & S 724 Rusty Monkey Under Pressure

10129810 10092908 10103353 10104593 10104459 10092160 10107688

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Bo's Bucking Bill

10111065

Owner Pillow/Barrett J&J Suppluy/Gene Baker/Bob Schaff Luke Sullivan/The Jaynes Gang James Davis & Chad Guidry Hosey Bridges &Chris Smith Wisill Bucking Bulls/The Jaynes Gang Wilburn Bull Team 4C's/The Devil's Playground/Point Rock Cattle Co.

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72W Paradise

10089696

D & H Cattle/Glover Cattle

9

Hotel Hou

10096157

Bob Whisnant/The Jaynes Gang

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SIRE (Sire’s Sire) x DAM (Dam’s Sire)

Score payout

Jumping Jack Flash (Walls 637) x Houdini 329 (White Sports Coat) x Baker 591 (Corkscrew) Kid Rooster (Rooster) x Pop Tart (Bois D'Arc) Gunslinger (Bailey Breeding) x GDY 183 (Skat Kat) Copper Top (A6) x B/77 (B & S 888) More Bucks (Go Cat Go) x BBD 178 (RJ 302 Rapid Bo) 655A (Millenium) x Williams 569 (TW 255 Eight Ball)

23.75 22.00 21.75 21.75 20.75 20.50 20.25

$5,927.85 $3,293.25 $2,195.50 $2,195.50 $1,427.08 $1,317.30 $1,042.86

3/T 4013 (Bo's Ghost) x Berger 49 (Coyote)

20.25

$1,042.86

Commotion 327 (Automatic) x Page 769T (Sports Machine aka Milkman) Houdini 329 (White Sports Coat) x Wheeler 296 (A6)

20.00

$713.54

20.00

$713.54

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West Jordan Classic

Touring Pro Division, West Jordan, Utah

by Susan Bedford

July 4, 2011

West Jordan, Utah knows how to celebrate the Fourth of July- with a bull riding! The ABBI Futurity was held on Independence Day and featured bulls from as far away as Texas. “I was proud to be able to have an event here in my home state,” said ABBI VP Kaycee Simpson. “I was glad to give people around here a venue to compete at as well as having breeders from coast-to-coast come and experience West Jordan hospitality.” 72 Pandemic from Boyd-Floyd/Gunderson had the most spark with an 87.75. “We were really pleased with Pandemic, he bucked really good like his sire Pandora’s Box with lots of speed,” shared Boyd. “We were Rank 1 2 3 4 5/6 5/6 7 8 9/10 9/10

Bull Pandemic Ransom The Dealer Tremors Magic Man Top Proctor Boosie Boot Legger Rack Em Up Bono

ABBI # 10086927 10067562 10069561 10094417 10062589 10064101 10096462 10048730 10055578 10057815

Owner Boyd / Floyd / Gunderson Cindy Rosser - Flying C Livestock Boyd / Floyd / Dibbett Boyd / Floyd / C&G Rodeo / TenEyck Boyd / Floyd / Darnell T.O. & Tish Peterson / Boyd-Floyd Boyd-Floyd White Trash Buckers Boyd-Floyd Hadley Cattle Co.

really proud of him and all of our bulls for bucking so well after traveling 20 hours from the house. Also seeing fireworks was 06/7 Ranson from Cindy Rosser’s Flying C. In third was Boyd/Floyd Dibbet’s 766 The Dealer. With their various partners, Boyd-Floyd also took fourth, split fifth with themselves, and won seventh and split ninth. Also in the money were White Trash Buckers with 701 Boot Legger and Hadley Cattle Co with HC 0-1Bono. “The West Jordan event was a really good event with a really great crowd. There was a lot of tradition in that arena and Boyd and Floyd were proud to be a part of it,” concluded Boyd of the annual event. SIRE (Sire’s Sire) x DAM (Dam’s Sire)

Pandora's Box (Anthrax) x Downer 1 (Wrangler Rivet) Reindeer (Naccarato) x Walking Freak (Freaky Deal) Who's Next (Ruby Red) x Sweet Teets (Big Deal) Perfect Poison (Seven of Hearts) x Fisher 532 (Sour Mash) Boding (Broke Back V) x Boyd 510 (Short Stack) Dr. Proctor (Katich Breeding) x Baker 491 (Houdini) Super Dude (Super Dave) x Owens 3F1 (Hells Bells) Moonshine (NA) x G201 (Skat Kat) Raspberry Wine (Spook) x 248 Gift From God (Porter Breeding) Houdini (WSC) x O'L Red Top (Kish's Wolfman)

Score payout 87.75 87.50 87.00 86.25 86.00 86.00 83.75 83.50 83.25 83.25

$2,712.64 $1,550.08 $1,162.56 $968.80 $750.82 $750.82 $581.28 $484.40 $363.30 $363.30

total payout (actual) $9,688.00

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D&H Cattle Co.’s BRED TO BUCK Sale Ardmore, Oklahoma

June 10 & 11, 2011

High Selling Bulls

Sale Total $708,750

Lot 8 Sired by 88 Best Shot $28,000 to Moore Cattle Company Lot 3 Sired by 10-5 Crosswired $26,000 to Sharon Glover  

on 131 lots

High Selling Females

Lot Average $5410.30

Lot 174 Sired by Bad Blue $30,000 to Sharon Stooksbury Lot 125 Sired by Little Yellow Jacket $19,000 to Berry Neeley  

Averages

54 Bulls Grossed $373,550 for average of $6,917.59 77 Cows Grossed $335,200 for a average of $4353.25

Mike White Invitational Bull Sale Burton Colesium - Lake Charles, LA

High Selling Bull:

Third High Selling Bull:

Lot 7 Rainbow sired by Diamond’s Ghost, out of JR 60-6 Consignor: Ratjen Ranch & Rodeo Buyer: Circle T Ranch and Rodeo $70,000

Lot 68 G215 Amy’s Pet Consignor: Guidry Land  & Cattle Co Buyer: Jeff Robinson $15,000

Second High Selling Bull:

High Selling Semen Straw:

Lot 35 MS 15-7 Centerfold sired by Playboy Skoal, out of MS 2 Consignor: Monty Samford Buyer: Frontier Rodeo & Ray Cattle Co. $31,000

Lot 21 11 Oscar’s Velvet Consignor: Karen Sirridge Buyer: Bonsall Bucking Bulls $3,000

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Saturday June 25, 2011

45-07B Rainbow, owned by Ratjen Rodeo Ranch. High selling bull at the Mike White Sale, Lake Charles, LA. Sold for $70,000 to Circle T Ranch and Rodeo.

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Diamond S Earth Shattering/ More Bang for your Bucks Sale Weatherford, Texas

May 7, 2011

Sale Total $365,000

3 herd sires for a total of $10,850

 

Average $3,616

Average $4,183  

18 embryos for a total of $7,525

Average $1,436

24.5 bulls sold in the More Bangs for your Bucks (using bulls) section of t he sale for a total of $77,600

15 yearling bulls sold $62,750 22 open heifer sold for a total of $31,600 7 bred cows sold for $9,600

Average $418

Average $418

Average $1,371

25 Pairs for $80,750 Average $3,230

10th Annual Texas Breeder’s Classic $10,000 Incentive Yearling Bull Sale Somervell County Expo Center - Glen Rose, Texas

Friday, May 13, 2011

Sale Total $157,450

High Selling Lot - Lot # 12 - #082

High Volume Buyer

Total Lots 51 Lot Average $3087.25

Consigner: Billy Wolf & Marty Foutch ABBI# 10115976 DOB 4-21-2010 Sire:  Big Sexy (White Out x Waterbury Wine) Dam:  8-2 (Panhandle Slim x JCB 055 Spazz) Sold paid to date in 2012 American Heritage Futurity & with a Vegas Shootout Slot Buyer: High Stakes Bucking Bulls

High Stakes Bucking Bulls

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Production Sires by Competition Stats courtesy of probullstats.com

The sire 10001769-329-HOUDINI 329 10006047-790-MOSSY OAK MUDSLINGER 10000755-97-WHITEWATER SKOAL 10003247-315-PANHANDLE SLIM 10011599-36-BACKLASH 10001587-749-ROOSTER 10002988-61-LITTLE YELLOW JACKET 10012359-555-NEON NIGHTS 10000738-15-PLAYBOY SKOAL 10006045-6-A6 10008492-635-MR. JUICEY 10000714-81-SKAT KAT 10007479-R8-COPE. KISH AKA RODDY BROWN 10008488-514-REAL DEAL 10010628-A67-REINDEER 10000708-J31A-BODACIOUS 10000739-55-GUNSLINGER 10005182-22-HOTEL CALIFORNIA 10005161-497-AUTOMATIC 10007352-55-CROSSFIRE HURRICANE 10011967-88-BEST SHOT 10003942-O1-NIGHT LIFE 10005696-L030-ZORRO 10003202-301-SPORTS MACHINE 10029823-942-HERE'S YOUR SIGN 10008487-450-KISH'S TOP GUN 10021912-347-PAGE 347 CRAZY TRAIN

As of 7/11/2011 | For full list, visit americanbuckingbull.com

ProBullStats # sons # sons in % sons in Avg. Offspring (outs, avg mark) 3+ years ProBullStats ProBullStats Outs

Avg. Offspring Mark

(5 / 21.60 ) (15 / 21.80 ) (10 / 22.08 )

779 239 117 211 166 154 185 107 153 116 54 211 38

170 62 48 36 35 35 31 31 26 26 25 23 23

0.22 0.26 0.41 0.17 0.21 0.23 0.17 0.29 0.17 0.22 0.46 0.11 0.61

16 15 31 20 13 23 15 8 31 28 22 28 21

20.74 20.5 19.97 20.64 20.16 20.41 19.75 20.06 20.42 20.4 20.42 20.96 19.75

(50 / 21.56 ) (95 / 22.29 ) (5 / 23.20 ) (1 / 23.00 ) (28 / 22.58 ) (2 / 21.56 ) (90 / 22.43 ) (69 / 21.86 ) (76 / 22.12 ) (77 / 22.09 ) (45 / 21.93 ) (70 / 22.19 ) (13 / 21.45 ) (55 / 21.70 )

75 130 129 116 71 62 38 22 114 94 73 45 26 24

21 20 20 18 17 17 17 17 15 15 15 14 14 14

0.28 0.15 0.16 0.16 0.24 0.27 0.45 0.77 0.13 0.16 0.21 0.31 0.54 0.58

16 7 26 22 15 30 22 18 12 11 31 5 16 7

20.66 19.86 20.89 20.86 20.77 21.16 21.05 20.99 20.23 20.37 20.95 20.23 20.64 20.95

(96 / 22.94) (6 / 22.33 ) (22 / 22.68 ) (6 / 21.46 ) (51 / 22.42 ) (85 / 23.07 ) (53 / 21.98 )

Production Dams by Competition Stats courtesy of probullstats.com

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The Dam

# sons # sons in 3+ years ProBullStats

% sons in ProBullStats

Avg. Offspring Outs Avg. Offspring Mark

10011728-255-152-PAGE 255-152 10003825-0-MS 0 10011670-200-151-PAGE 200-151 10011671-7205-184-PAGE 7205-184 10001346-32-ANDREWS 32 10002313-K23-DCBC WANDA K23 10025025-999-ZENA 10011601-621-115-PAGE 621-115 10024321-305-ADAMS 305 10005368-1A85-Ms. Kiker 10005365-1OYE-MS. ANNE 10015666-W66-GRC W66 10016096-27-ROBINSON 27 10017362-96-RAFTER 7r 96 10011630-25-111-PAGE 25-111 10031963-13-BEUTLER 13 10022291--2-MS -2 10031047-10-120-PAGE 10-120 10001760-21-Lady Rocker 10014897-830-KISH COW 830 MEXICO 10003337-49-SJR 49 10027182-248-248-GIFT FROM GOD 10011026-B-84-COPP B-84 10031959-5-BEUTLER 5 10005160-1-CP 1 KUNG FOO 10016967-685-KISH 685 10006078-160-AN 160 10002874-12-MO 37 10006314-117-BEUTLER 117 10016959-659-KISH 659 10029820-71-Rafter 7r 71 10017363-97-RAFTER 7r 97 10014901-803-KISH COW 803 RED BALLY

28 20 21 12 9 7 13 12 11 11 11 9 9 8 8 8 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4

43% 45% 33% 50% 67% 71% 31% 33% 36% 36% 36% 44% 44% 50% 50% 50% 57% 67% 67% 67% 67% 67% 67% 67% 67% 80% 80% 80% 80% 100% 100% 100% 100%

10 23 19 21 4 22 14 10 12 15 2 38 47 7 16 33 15 11 51 19 14 8 23 16 20 7 6 37 15 13 14 21 31

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12 9 7 6 6 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

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20.61 21.35 21.08 21.11 18.98 20.13 21.26 20.88 18.72 21.06 20.48 21.46 21.40 20.81 21.16 19.44 21.44 21.02 21.09 18.34 21.52 21.45 21.25 19.56 21.92 20.58 21.17 18.97 19.39 21.51 19.86 19.13 19.78

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ABBI#

bull

owner

earnings

points

1 2 3 4 4 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 19 21 22 23 24 25

10092908 10129060 10089688 10102901 10109216 10096277 10092911 10089696 10092829 10104583 10096049 10104844 10094700 10102108 10089690 10090292 10128529 10111065 10099312 10108982 10104597 10100699 10103762 10094626 10101493

Bad Wine Blue By U 59W Fat Bottom Wild Willie Utha Side Breakdown Houla Hoop 72W Paradise Catahoula Castle's White Kitty Verdict Outside the Box Torres 954 SJR 489 61W Fire Show Diamond S 2782D I'm The One Bo's Bucking Bill Pistolero Diamond S 9114 Castle's Guns & Tequilla Paintball O'Brahama Walker 926 Cash Daddy

J&J Supply / Gene Baker / Bob Schaff / The Jaynes Gang Paul Daniel / Curtis Leschyshyn D&H Cattle Co. Aaron Halpain - JATT Bucking Bulls Boyd Floyd Bull Co. Vermejo River Ranch J&J Supply and Gene Baker Hebert Bucking Bulls / D&H Cattle Co. / Glover Cattle Locke and Prewitt Bucking Bulls Castle Farms Lufkin Ranch and Rodeo Jonathan Jaynes / 2J Bucking Genetics / The Jaynes Gang Torres Brothers Bucking Bulls Ravenscroft / Boyd-Floyd D&H Cattle / Margy Haines Diamond S Bucking Bulls Stewart Shepherd 4C;s / The Devil's Playground / Point Rock Cattle Co. Ho Lee Schitt Diamond S Bucking Bulls/ Bob & Jeri Adams Castle Farms Cody Ohl / Carl Hutchins Jerry Tuttle / The Jaynes Gang Walker Bucking Stock Breeders / Tom Peterson Kent Cox / Chris Downer

$ 142,714.92 $ 32,712.59 $ 11,654.22 $ 14,072.10 $ $ 33,820.02 $ 9,727.05 $ 20,455.27 $ 20,546.28 $ 8,431.35 $ 656.44 $ $ $ 2,414.00 $ 55,189.50 $ $ 5,954.98 $ 2,379.36 $ 14,947.16 $ 5,180.75 $ 545.18 $ 1,746.80 $ $ $ 13,515.00

600.00 500.00 425.00 424.00 424.00 398.00 392.00 390.00 386.00 304.00 303.00 299.00 295.00 294.00 285.00 283.00 280.00 275.00 274.00 274.00 269.00 268.00 266.00 263.00 259.00

918 924 59W AN 6322 458 906 915 72W 908 458 L934 J908 954 489 61W 2782D 1 404 922 9114 486 1 449 926 906

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2011 Classic Standings (By Money) Total Season Winnings Paid to Date: $236,118.80. As of July 6, 2011 place id#

ABBI#

bull

owner

earnings

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 25 27 28 29 30 31 31 33 33 35 36 37 38 38 40 41 42 42 42 42 46 46 48 48 50 50 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 59 61

10053276 10062441 10077156 10090969 10091631 10049997 10061225 10083251 10050842 10119617 10045500 10061047 10046072 10057815 10066860 10062489 10046078 10056660 10073167 10083791 10071170 10086927 10067562 10059260 10084437 10069892 10048434 10064385 10098407 10061351 10093645 10048431 10062239 10061469 10056473 10053755 10069561 10059018 10056661 10106218 10094417 10091235 10089994 10061733 10061224 10073850 10067647 10064101 10062589 10100569 10093938 10096462 10066854 10068821 10092724 10048730 10068818 10098400 10097968 10047347 10055578

Bad Blake Pure Smoke Ranger Pride Poker Face V-5 Black Widow Back Bender Rainbow TD2 Buckin Machine Carney Man Train Wreck Alternator 58T Flyin' Train Bono Centerfold Pit Boss Hustlin White Velvet Buzz Saw Black Ice Colored by Arctic Pandemic Ransom Bois d'arc Sic'Em Sam What Sherriff Studly Betta Watchit Kish's Big Dreams 46 Little Moody Yo Yo Goober Walking Tall 77 Jughead Boogerman Boogie Hurts So Good The Dealer Betta Believe Little White Out Bump & Grind Tremors Snow Storm Shakey Waters Santiago Gin & Juice Jet Set Big Casino Top Proctor Magic Man Fiasco Indian Outlaw Boosie Party All The Time Mr. Feiger Main Event Boot Legger White Knuckler Kish's Wildly Legit Termite Charlie T Rack Em Up

Lightning C Cattle Co. Cody Ohl / Beshears / K Bar C Let'R Buck - Long Ranch Box K Cattle, LLC Henry Wilson & Marty Foutch Lufkin Ranch and Rodeo Ackerman / Cox Ratjen Rodeo Ranch D&H Cattle Co. / Buck Cattle Co. / Shores Cattle Co. Berger Bucking Bulls D&H Cattle Co / Enlow & Gilberts Cody Ohl / K Bar C Bucking Bulls D&H Cattle Co. / Margy Haines Hadley Cattle Co. Monty Samford / BJ Tolman Ace of Spades / Pit Boss Syndication D&H Cattle Co. / L&E Bulls Cody Ohl / Beshears / Hutchins Cross Lazy S Bucking Bulls Barker Bulls LLC / Cody Ohl K Bar C Bucking Bulls / Spark-Lin Acres / Cody Ohl Boyd / Floyd / Gunderson Cindy Rosser - Flying C Livestock Rawson Bucking Bulls Oakes and Greene Bucking Bulls Flying W Bucking Bulls Desert Orchid Ranch / Curtis Leschyshyn / The Jaynes Gang Davis / Daw Kish's Buckin' Best D&H Cattle Co / DAM Cattle Co / Frank Newsom Rocking M Twisted Sisters / The Jaynes Gang Torres Brothers Bucking Bulls D&H Cattle Co / Flinn D&H Cattle co / Buck Cattle / Boogerman Bucking Bulls Rafter HB Cattle Boyd / Floyd / Dibbett Stewart Shepherd Cody Ohl / Creed & Call Cade Kash Cattle Co / Porter Boyd / Floyd / C&G Rodeo / TenEyck Cody Ohl, Weldon Stockton Show Spots Bucking Bulls Clymer Rodeo Livestock Boyd-Floyd / Andrews Diamond S Bucking Bulls John & Mary McDonald T.O. & Tish Peterson / Boyd-Floyd Boyd / Floyd / Darnell Bruce Hunt Mossyrock Cattle Company Boyd-Floyd Rocking T Ranch Thomas Ranch Bucking Bulls Teague Bucking Bulls, LLC White Trash Buckers Thomas Ranch Bucking Bulls Kish's Buckin' Best Roy Carter Bucking Bulls D&H Cattle Co. / Shaw Enterprises Boyd-Floyd

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

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789 U7042 703 78 V-5 L704 705 45-07B TD2 10 20T 675 58T HC 0-1 15-7 A712 66T 702 726 710 734 72 06/7 17 302 47 84F 71 785 46 L37 M217B TBB 8452 77 T56 719 766 227 710 T66 679 7032 705 83 721 8025 770 06 269 78 C2-337 71 -22 64/7 7477 701 8/7 750 725 83T 258

The American Bucking Bull q July/Aug 2011

24,149.40 18,250.40 17,900.41 16,706.48 14,840.74 10,757.76 10,104.06 8,790.95 8,574.80 7,102.50 6,381.30 6,189.55 6,188.40 5,647.62 5,271.65 4,588.15 3,820.00 3,164.07 3,110.46 2,974.48 2,868.08 2,712.64 2,596.08 2,454.98 2,367.50 2,367.50 2,326.67 2,112.81 1,830.50 1,569.81 1,541.98 1,541.98 1,459.96 1,459.96 1,432.50 1,431.26 1,162.56 1,158.64 1,158.64 1,098.87 968.80 843.42 843.42 843.42 843.42 840.58 840.58 750.82 750.82 719.13 719.13 581.28 558.36 555.69 490.72 484.40 457.63 392.25 372.58 372.58 363.30


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