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This photo was taken by Missy Hicks of Hicks Texas Longhorns located in Dowling, Michigan.

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Letter from the President

Letter from the Office Manager

NEW - ITLA Show Gift Ideas Big ITLA Announcement

ITLA Celebrating 30 Years !


Letter from the

President The Season of Giving

In the beginning, the founders of the ITLA listened to the wants and needs of producers and gave Texas Longhorn producers a new member-oriented association. Since that time almost 30 years ago, advances such as embryo transfer, artificial insemination, cloning, DNA, recognizing miniature’s, etc. have come before ITLA leadership for review. Regardless of the percentage of members making requests for the acceptance and inclusion of new opportunities, every ITLA member matters and their voices are heard. These member requests have been given without forcing the desires of a select few onto the entire membership. The giving relationship with members has not only allowed the ITLA to get ready to celebrate 30 years, but to provide a desire to give back to the ITLA. Over the years, many members have given time to serve on the Board as well as giving time to affiliates, events, clinics, shows, etc. The ITLA still remains the only Texas Longhorn entity in history to own its Headquarters. This feat is due to the giving of many including the land by my father, Larry P. Smith, contracting and building services by Past President John Hodges, the giving of cabinetry by Stan & Sandi Tidwell, etc. and all the members who gave financially so the ITLA Headquarter title can reside in our bank’s safe deposit box. The season of giving is upon us, but the season of giving that surrounds the ITLA is every day, all year long, for almost 30 years. If you have not experienced the giving that surrounds the ITLA, please consider joining in.


2019-2020 Officers Russell Hooks

Vice President & Secretary Term: 2020 McGregor, TX 409-381-0616 russellh@longhornroundup.com

John Moxley

Larry Smith II

Treasurer Term: 2021 New Market, MD 240-446-9950 crosswrenchranch@msn.com

President Term: 2020 Celina, TX 254-396-9185 larrypsmith2@yahoo.com

2019-2020 Board of Directors John Moxley

Joel Dickinson

Gordon Musgrove

Lizz Huntzberry

Dick Lowe

John Nelson

Director at Large #1 Term: 2021 New Market, MD 240-446-9950 crosswrenchranch@msn.com

Region 2 Term: 2022 Smithsburg, MD 240-291-1952 lizzhuntzberry@yahoo.com

T.J. Farnsworth

Region 5 Term: 2019 Mountain Home, UT 435-503-5229 tj@chapman-const.com

James Eyman

Region 8 Term: 2020 Marble Falle, TX 830-596-1604 ranchHQ@eblranch.com

Director at Large #2 Term: 2020 Barnsville, OH 740-758-5858 joel_d@texaslonghorn.com

Region 3 Term: 2020 Horton, MI 517-688-3030 info@rrrlonghorns.com

Region 1 Term: 2020 Patricia, AB 403-363-1729 onetreeranch@gmail.com

Region 4 Term: 2021 Wellington, CO 970-897-2441 jnelson@enganalytics.com

Terry Brink

Region 6 Term: 2020 Frederick, OK 580-335-5732 brinkauction@gmail.com

Joe Dowling

Connie Olive

Region 7 Term: 2020 Big Sandy, TX 903-780-0665 connie_olive@aol.com

Region 9 Term: 2021 Caldwell, TX 979-273-0277 dowlingoe@yahoo.com


Letter from the

Office Manager

Howdy December is upon us, the cold weather has set in for most of our readers, and Christmas is only a few weeks away. I love this time of year as we get ready to spend time with friends and family, make precious memories, laugh, and count our blessings. I know most of us fret over gift ideas and what to buy for loved ones to put under the tree, so here is a great solution to that annual delima. You can now pre-purchase a Drover Ad or Membership for anyone and receive a gift certificate for them to use.

JOIN THE ITLA FUN ! * Youth membership $15 * Active memberships $60

So, problem solved, no more stressing over what to buy, and you can spend more time enjoying the Christmas holiday. I truly hope you all have a very blessed and Merry Christmas and remember what this season is really all about. Until next time, see you all down the trail !

* 10 Year memberships $400.00 * Lifetime memberships $700

God bless you all,

Cori Garcia ITLA Office Manager staff@itla.com


Join ITLA Today! ITLA offers active memberships for $60.00 and youth memberships for $15.00 that are renewable for a full year, no matter what the date of the renewal is. There are no extra charges for late renewals either.

In order to enhance the education of people on the importance of the Texas Longhorn, ITLA offers Judges Clinics, seminars at the National Convention, and monthly articles in the Longhorn Drover magazine.

ITLA is also working to grow its youth programs, and emphasize the importance of sportsmanship, fun, and family.

The ITLA operates with a functional board of 12 members plus the President, Vice President. Secretary and Treasure. Each year, all ITLA members vote in the annual elections to select members to fill these positions by sending a ballot in the mail, During the annual elections, all members also vote on major issues concerning the association, ensuring everyone has a voice and is heard.

ITLA Registration Certificates offer the option to include an O.C.V. number, birth weight, and even a photograph of the animal. ITLA has affiliates active all across the globe. They host sales, shows, and countless other events.

Join the ITLA fun !


Reasonable Service Fees Everyday Work Order

International Texas Longhorn Association

Date:__________________________________________ Member Name:__________________________________________________________ ITLA #____________________________________________________________________ Address:_________________________________________________________________ City:_____________________________________________________________________ State:__________________________________Zip:_______________________________ Registrations

QTY

Fee

Total

$15.00

Heifers 14 months & under Bulls 14 months & under

$15.00

Either Sex 15 months & older

$25.00

Steers any age

$15.00

ITLA Dual Registration

$10.00

Certificate Replacement

$15.00

Registration Certificate Correction

$15.00

Certificate Name Change

$25.00

Rush Orders (additional per certificate)

$10.00

Canadian funds par to US funds Service fees are double for Non-Members

Transfers

QTY

Fee

Total

$15.00

Within 60 days of selling date More than 60 days of selling date

$25.00

Transfer by Lease

$15.00

Rush Orders (additional per certificate)

$10.00

AI Sire Enrollment

$100.00

Canadian funds par to US funds

Memberships

QTY

Fee

Total

Lifetime Member

$700.00

10 Year Membership

$400.00

Youth Member Annual Active Member

$15.00 $60.00

Subtotal Sales Tax Total Visa- Mastercard- Discover- AMX Card#__________-____________-____________-___________ Expires:__________/_____________ Cvv:_____________

Make all checks payable to ITLA Thank you for your business! Office Phone Number: 254-898-0157 PO BOX 2610 - GLEN ROSE, TEXAS- 76043


The 2020 March Madness Show Circle T Arena Hamilton, Texas March 6-8, 2020 sponsorship opportunities

Level 1 - $100 Silver Level 2 - $150 Gold Level 3 - $250 Elite Level 4 - Over $250 Platinum Contact Cori at staff@itla.com


March Madness Show 2020 ... Circle T Arena is a state of the art arena and luxury hotel resort. Don’t miss out on this brand new ITLA show in Hamilton, Texas !

2 full size rodeo arenas, live music on stage, steak house, snack cafe, dance floor, and so much more. All located inside this great facility and it is climate controlled.

Luxury hotel located on site by the arena with great room rates for this ITLA show, they also offer RV lot rentals, and cabin rentals next to arena. Several lodging options for this one of a kind show. Circle T Arena Office - 254-386-3559 Inn At Circle T - 254-386-3209 4007 W Hwy 36 Hamilton, Texas 76531

Click Here For Complete Show Packet


EVENTS

Never Miss a Single One !

The Great Frederick Fair September 21st, 2019 797 East Patrick St Frederick, MD 21705 Judges:

Youth - TBD

Non-Haltered & HalteredMatt Menchaca

Show Chair - John Moxley

CTTLA Spring Fling McKinney, Texas

Great Northern Classic

254-630-0053

June 19th - 20th, 2020

April 24-26, 2020

Danielle Mershon

ITLA March Madness Show

Cheesehead Futurity & Sale Location - 5D Ranch Gresham, Wisconsin

For more info please contact

March 6th - 8th, 2020

Dan Huntington at

4007 SH-36

Ali Mast 715-495-4369

2019 ITLA Champioship Show and Convention

Circle T Arena

715-853-7608 or

Hamilton, Texas 76531

Haltered Show

Judges -

2020 ITLA Championship Show & Convention

Larry Smith, II - Halter

Location -

October 9 - 13, 2019 Non-haltered Show Youth Show

ITLA Futurity

International All Star Futurity Hopkins County Regional Civic Center

1200 Houston Street Sulphur Springs, TX (254) 898 - 0157 staff@itla.com

Show Chair - Cori Garcia E-mail: staff@itla.com

Youth, Mini, & Haltered Lana Hightower - Youth

Millenium Futurity

October 7th - 11th, 2020

Somervell Co. Expo Center 202 Bo Gibbs Blvd

Glen Rose, Tx 76043

May 7th-9th, 2020

Judges - TBA

202 Bo Gibbs Blvd.

for more information.

Somervell County Expo Glen Rose, TX 76043

Chair - Christy Randolph 713-703-8458

millenniumfuturity.com

Contact - Cori staff@itla.com


Needing Gift Ideas ? The ITLA has the answer for that hard to shop for friend or loved one. Gift Certificates Available For Memberships & Longhorn Drover Advertising. Email orders to staff@itla.com for more details


BACK ITLA Brand T-Shirts Short Sleeve Beige Adult Medium & Large $15 ( plus tax & shipping )

BACK ITLA Hoodies - Black $25 ( plus tax & shippimg )

FRONT ITLA Brand T-Shirts Long Sleeve Gray Adult Medium, Large, & XL $22 ( plus tax & shipping )

FRONT Adult Medium Youth Small & Youth XS

Longsleeve ITLA T-shirts in balck or white, various adult and youth sizes, $18 ( plus tax & shipping )


Horn Stew Book $ 20

ITLA Cookbook $5

ITLA Member Sign $20


Affiliates Alberta Texas Great Lakes Texas Northeast Texas LonghornAssociation LonghornAssociation LonghornAssociation Cody Bailey, President Phone: (780) 361 - 8871 Email: albertatexaslonghorn@gmail.com

Johnny Hicks, President Phone: 269-721-3473 Email: hicksamericanbulldogs@yahoo.com

Jodi King, President Phone: 717-475-5819 Email: latimorevalleyfarms@earthlink.net Website: www.netlalonghorns.com

Best of Trails Texas IndianTerritoryTexas LonghornAssociation LonghornAssociation OhioRiverValleyTexas John Dvorak, President Robert Van Liew, President LonghornAssociation Phone: (620) 382 - 2067 Email: jpdcrd33@netks.net

Phone: 405-420-1720 Email: vanliewranch@gmail.com

Amber Dunmire, President Phone: 330-231-0345 Email: bonnieglenfarm@gmail.com

Canadian Texas TheLonghornPosse Texas Longhorn Deatherage, President LonghornAssociation Mikell Phone: 817-999-1836 Deb Lesyk, President AssociationofOntario Email: luvmyholsteiner@yahoo.com Phone: 306-867-3039 Phone: 403-575-0114 Email: office@ctlalonghorns.com Website: www.ctlalonghorns.com

Don Flemmington, President Phone: 519-323-7982 Email: don@trelanefarms.com

Danielle Mershon, President Phone: 254-630-0053 Email: danielle@whistlingtxlonghorn.com

Phone: 208-420-2484 Email: victoryranch@earthlink.net

Midwest Texas LonghornAssociation TopoftheWestTexas Mills, President ChisholmTrailTexas Tim Phone: 419-606-6184 LonghornAssociation LonghornAssociation Email: Shadow Seaman, President mountainview_longhorns@yahoo.com MountainStatesTexas LonghornAssociation Marlene Reynolds, President Phone: 719-510-2151 Email: cowgirlmama83@gmail.com Website: www.MSTLA.org


Affiliate News... ORVTLA President visits with Texas Longhorn producers from Costa Rica President of the Ohio River Valley Texas Longhorn Association, Amber Dunmire (L), meets with a delegation of “fact-finders” looking at Texas Longhorns while at Dickinson Cattle Co. DCC exported live cattle and semen to Costa Rica over a dozen years ago. From Costa Rica, Left to Right is: Carlos Begas, Aida Biquez, Jorge Anapor, Juan Villabos and Eladio Bolanos.

DCC guests from Costa Rica, Carlos Begas and Aida Biquez, take a few selfies with Cut’N Dried who is a qualified sire for semen export to their country.


December 2019 Candid Photos

Andrew Eckhart

Brittney Kohler-Roberts

LaVonda Lewis

Sam Watts

Weldon & Kyla Lovejoy

Brett Krause

Texas Longhorn SBS

Bryan Hines

Lizz Huntzberry

Millie Austin

Savannah Schar

Sherry Pullicar


December 2019 Candid Photos

Christi Trimmer

Christie Coffey

Judy Bienvenu

Keith Bentz

Parker Bennett

Steve & Tina Anderson

Pat Dayton

Tammy Bryant

Kassi Wilhite

Kristine Fossum

Rebecca Gilbert

Gail Bulmer


December 2019 Candid Photos

Jill Dickey

Christian Blank

Courtney Galbreath

Clarice Francis

Evonne Keene

Hailey Mann

Kristina Bentz

Gretchen Cain

Madison Snider

Tabitha Schwarz

Christa Simmons

Rafter M Ranch


Marketing 101 ...

By: Cori Garcia

There are a lot of helpful tools for producers to market their Texas Longhorns these days. With the growth in social media popularity, do-it-yourself website building on the internet, and digital publications for advertising, it has made marketing a whole lot more affordable with easier access for more people. To top it off, most social media sites are free to utilize. You can create a page for your ranch on Facebook, or a user profile with your ranch name on Instagram. By creating a ranch page on Facebook, you can post your sale animals with pedigree information and pricing without the restrictions that a Facebook group has. You can also post on your ranch page any success your breeding program has had in the show ring or futurity events. Creating an ideal post for marketing requires quality photos of your animals, which in return requires a lot of patience while taking photos of your cattle. This day and age, most people use their cell phones to take quick update pictures while checking their herd during pasture checks. Cell phones can take great pictures, but the key is the position your cattle are in when you take them. Make sure that you wait until they are standing at a proper profile position, and preferably holding their head up while partially facing you, as this will help showcase their conformation, top line, and horn spread. The best part of social media is that the service is free, you can post any time of the day, and reach thousands of potential customers. Other marketing tools that are useful, and only charge a small fee are e-blasts (email ads sent to a group of subscribers), building a DIY website, or digital ads in online magazines like the Longhorn Drover. These are great ways of reaching more potential clients for a fraction of the cost of print ads. For example, you can run an ad in the Longhorn Drover online magazine that the ITLA produces for as little as $120 for a whole year (business card size) to a full-page color ad for 6 months at only $150 per month. If you want to get your breeding program noticed, try a few of these marketing methods and see the difference it can make in the number of inquiries you receive for your sale animals, or the responses you get when posting photos of your herd on your social media page. Marketing strategies take a little more planning and effort than back in my earlier ranching days of simply picking up the phone and placing a black and white print ad in the “Livestock Weekly� newspaper. Marketing tools have changed with the increase in new technology, so why not take advantage of some of these new methods.


Longhorn DROVER Making Advertising Affordable For All FULL PAGE COLOR AD $200 – One Time $150 – Per Month For 6 Months HALF PAGE COLOR AD $100 – One Time $75 – Per Month For 6 Months QUARTER PAGE COLOR AD $75 – One Time $55 – Per Month For 6 Months BUSINESS CARD SIZE $120 – For 1 Full Year All ads are in full color and must be received placement ready by the 15th of the preceding month


New ITLA Performance Test Program Set to Start on March 1, 2020 Enrollment begins January 15, 2020

The International Texas Longhorn Association is pleased to announce that plans have been finalized for their one of a kind data research and marketing program, Ranch to Yard to Rail Performance Test Program. They are teaming up with PX Feeders and the nationally recognized data collecting system, GrowSafe, in an exclusive agreement for the purpose of collecting data on Texas Longhorn Cattle. What is the Ranch to Yard to Rail program? Producers both large and small will be able to send weaned calves from their Ranch to the feed Yard where they will be place on a feeding program. While on the feeding program data will be collected daily through the GrowSafe System. The final step is to send them to slaughter, the Rail. The first RYR Performance Test will be for steers 6 to 9 mos. Details and requirements will be on the enrollment forms. The Producer will retain ownership of his cattle and at the end of the live animal evaluation the cattle will be processed and at that time carcass data will be collected. At the end of the program the owners will be paid for the hanging weight of their animals, minus expenses. The price paid should be above the current market price for Longhorns at the local market. The end price is a little hard to predict due to the fact that a performance test like this has never been conducted on Texas Longhorn cattle. It is also possible that over the next few years this could help open up alternative markets for ITLA members to sale their cattle. ITLA is defiantly breaking new ground. The data collected will belong to the ITLA, it's members and producers. The data will be shared and made available to those members that are interested. It will also be used in future marketing plans. The goal of ITLA's new Ranch to Yard to Rail Performance Test Program is to not only collect valuable data but to also look at ways to


possibly create a unique marketing opportunity for the membership of International Texas Longhorn Association. The data collected will have a major impact on the Longhorn industry in the short term, as well as in the long term. Longhorn producers know the benefits of the Texas Longhorn Breed but when they talk with other cattle producers about Longhorn cattle, they do not have any data to backup their claims. Working together with PX Feeders, LLC and the GrowSafe System, ITLA will be able to provide an insight into the feed efficiency and measurable traits that will not only make the Longhorn breed more marketable but more recognized for the positive traits they can bring to the table. It will also give participating Producers insight into the performance quality of their herds genetic makeup. In today's cattle industry efficiency is a key to success. "You cannot market or manage what you cannot or have not measured", and the ITLA recognizing this fact. The ITLA wants to be able to provide our members with the information they need to better promote the Longhorn breed for the betterment of all involved. The ultimate long term goal of ITLA will be to create a profitable, value adding, Ranch to Yard to Rail program that will allow their members access to data to prove and establish a premium market based on the benefits of Longhorn genetics and healthy Longhorn Beef.


The development of Texas Longhorn EPD's is another goal of the new RYR Program. What are EPD's? Expected Progeny Difference (EPD) , is the prediction of how future progeny of each animal are expected to perform relative to the progeny of other animals listed in the database. EPDs are expressed in units of measure for the trait, plus or minus. Using Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs) is the fastest way to make genetic improvement in a cattle breed. Breed associations calculate EPDs using vast amounts of data collected on economically important traits. The power of this data is tremendous. A four generational pedigree will be submitted on all cattle enrolled in the Ranch to Yard to Rail Performance Test program. GrowSafe will be using the pedigrees along with DNA samples and the performance results to start the development of EPDs. We know that EPD's cannot be established overnight but the ITLA Ranch to Yard to Rail Performance Testing Program is a major step in the development of Texas Longhorn EPDs. This is just some of the information that will be collected. The collection of data will be a main focus of the new program at this point. Traits that can be measured can then be better managed and marketed. A great example is horn length, by measuring and collecting data on horn growth producers are better able to manage and market the genetics for impressive our growth, thus adding value. This proves there is truth in the earlier statement, "you cannot market or manage what you cannot or have not measured". With this new program ITLA is going to work to put more focus on measuring traits that can't be easily seen but are still economically important traits that add overall value to our cattle. The Texas Longhorn has value in their genetics and carcass as well, it just needs to be proven with hard data. ITLA aims to help its members prove, through the data collected by Ranch to Yard to Rail Performance Test Program the value of Texas Longhorn genetics. ITLA is excited to be teaming up with a profession service provider like PX Feeders, LLC. They are leaders in the field of livestock performance testing. PX Feeders, LLC is a family owned and operated business. Located


in Central Texas with over 50 years of experience in cattle feeding and animal health. They are one of only four feed yards in the state of Texas that has the GrowSafe system. PX Feeders is known for their bull and heifer performance tests as well as bull and heifer development programs. All cattle are fed high roughage rations, mimicking grass like conditions. Data collected on cattle tested at PX Feeders includes average daily gain, hip height, and ultrasound measurements with the addition of pelvic measurements for heifers. During an average year PX Feeders, LLC will test 3,000 plus head of bulls and heifers. More information about some of the data to be collected

Measuring Feed Efficiency With The GrowSafe System As a producer, building an efficient cow herd with valuable, inheritable traits to pass onto their progeny will pay dividends to your bottom line. GrowSafe’s industry-leading technology helps support you in producing more beef with less feed, forage and land. The GrowSafe system provides seedstock producers with the data, for each individual animal, to enable the


selection for feed efficiency, perhaps the single most economically and environmentally important trait there is in today's cattle industry. The ITLA Ranch to Yard to Rail Performance Test Program will be utilizing all the data collecting tools offered by PX Feeders and the GrowSafe System. ITLA will be able to collect data that can help prove the true market value of not only purebred Texas Longhorn cattle but also the genetic value they can add to a crossbreeding program. Once these value adding traits are measured and proven by the data collected through the GrowSafe system the producer can proven the value of Texas Longhorn Genetics. GrowSafe’s program provides producers with: Enhanced average daily gain (ADG) GrowSafe uses multiple daily weights taken with our unique GrowSafe Beef® (GSB) technology to provide highly accurate ADG values Enhanced dry matter intake (DMI) GrowSafe’s industry-leading Feed Intake technology non-invasively measures individual animal feed intake, providing more accurate and relevant DMI values Residual feed intake (RFI) calculation and EPDs GrowSafe uses RFI, the gold standard method for calculating feed efficiency Access to the GrowSafe Network The industry’s most extensive independent feed efficiency data repository. GrowSafe’s program automatically enables you to: Measure an individual animal's feed intake and weight gain Monitor an animal's behavior and growth rate Predict an animal's feed efficiency traits Optimize your breeding decisions


What is Beef Ultrasound? Using computer and ultrasound equipment to quickly and economically estimate carcass attributes of live animals. Chute side ultrasound is used to capture an image of the longissimus dorsi muscle (image the ribeye between the 12th & 13th rib) and then the Framegrabber program transmits the image information to the computer which measures backfat and generates a marbling score. Then bodyweight is entered. The Ultrasound machine automatically measures carcass attributes-- backfat & marbling. Computer digitizes the image and evaluates thru an economic/biologic formula to calculate the optimum outdate probability is determined for each animal and they are sorted into outcome group. The first test is set to start on March 1, 2020 and will last approximately 120 to 135 days. Cattle must be enrolled in the program before March 1st and must be at PX Feeders no later than March 1st, 2020. Enrollment begins on January 15, 2020 and closed when pen space is full or on March 15, 2020. Pen space is limited.


Contact the ITLA office to request enrollment forms and requirements for participating in the Ranch to Yard to Rail Performance Testing Program.

Contact for Additional Information: Program Chair: Russell Hooks 409-381-0616 russellh@longhornroundup.com


New ITLA Approved Judge ....... To become an approved ITLA judge, each applicant must attend an ITLA judging webinar or clinic, successfully complete the apprenticeship requirements, study the ITLA Show Rulebook, among other tasks to become an approved judge. Want to become an ITLA approved judge ? Contact the ITLA office at staff@itla.com to request an application, or further details. Please welcome the ITLA’s newest aprroved judge, Doug Burris. Doug is from Cambridge, Ohio and has an extensive knowledge of Texas Longhorn cattle. Want to book him for your shows ? You can locate the approved judges list with contact information for all ITLA judges at www.itla.com under events and show info.

Doug Burris


Mark Your Calendars 30th Annual ITLA Championship Show & Convention October 7th - 10th, 2020 Somervell County Expo Center 202 Bo Gibbs Blvd. Glen Rose, Texas 76043


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* Convention * Halter Show * Youth Show * Non-Halter Show * ITLA Championship Futurity * Annual Special Awards * 30 Year Celebration * Catered Meals * Awards Banquet * Membership Meeting * For more info contact Cori at staff@itla.com


Showmanship Tips ... What is the definition of showmanship ? Showmanship is the ability to present something ( your show animal ) in a skillful and attractive manner. Which pretty much translate into presenting your animal in the show arena, in front of the judge and on lookers, while setting your animal up to show off its most desirable attributes. A good showman should know their animals best qualities, as well as its weakest points and be able to skillfully exhibit them properly. A great showman knows to step in and help others that might be in need of assistance in or out of the show arena. If you see another exhibitor struggling to get their calf to walk, or set, feel free to lend a hand with a few kind words or conrol tips. It’s not always about you and your own animal while showing cattle, it’s about helping and mentoring others as well.

Some tips to remember while in the show ring are ...

1. Great eye contact with the judge while being fully aware of your animal and surroundings in the show ring. 2. A calm, skillful, handler is more likely to maintain proper control of their calf, than an exhibitor that is nervous, tense, stressed, or upset with their animal . There is a big difference in a firm hand vs. over reacting. 3. Work with your animal every single day. They need to bond with their exhibitors, and build up trust. If an animal doesn’t trust someone, they are less likely to perform or behave well. 4. Study what the proper nutrition and feed intake should be for your show calf depending on gender, age, and environment. Each animal will require an individual dietary and care plan much like people do.


5. Know the proper spacing and leg placements on your calf depending on the position the judge has the animals lined up in. If the judge is looking at a side profile then you should have the rear leg closest to the judge slightly pushed back to show off the hind quarters and top line properly with out over extending the legs. 6. When lining up your animal with others in your class, make sure you stay in in line with the other exhibitors and animals in the arena. You don’t want to place your animal out in front of another one blocking the judges view, or behind another one keeping the judge from getting a good look at your animal for a proper evaluation. 7. Spacing is very important. You want to give enough space between you and the other exhibitors to give everyone room to maneuver their animal if they need to pull out of line to reposition. 8. Make sure and have FUN ! 9. Practice, practice, practice. 10. Read the ITLA Show Rulebook for any updates to be sure you are in compliance while attending an ITLA event.

By: Cori Garcia - ITLA Youth Director


Candid Winter Photos

Frank Rolland Amber Dunmire

Bentz Family

Missy Hicks

Hicks Texas Longhorns Texas Longhorn SBS

Cristoph Spreng

Mike & Shirley Thiel Paul Evans


More Candid Winter Photos ...

Annette Coady

Gail Bulmer

Dale Manwaring Russell Freeman

Cheri Oakes Thank you to all that submitted photos this month

Kristina Bentz


ITLA Celebrates 30 Years

With the ringing in of the 2020 New Year, the International Texas Longhorn Association will be celebrating 30 years of being a member driven association that has focused on the preservation and continuation of the Texas Longhorn breed. The ITLA is the only Texas Longhorn association to own it’s property and building completely mortgage free and it is represnted “World Wide” by thousands of ITLA members. The headquarters may be located in Glen Rose, Texas, but every single member across the globe has helped shape the ITLA in to what it is today.

As we celebrate 30 memorable years and look forward to many more, here is a glimpse into the ITLA headquarters as it is today and a look back at the opening ceremonies from day 1. The original article on the following pages may be faded, but the past and present accomplishments of the ITLA, as well as the future, shines brighter than ever.

International Texas Longhorn Association Est. 1990


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ITLA - Approved Meeting Minutes International Texas Longhorn Association Board of Directors Meeting Conference Call April 9th, 2019 7:00pm CST Meeting was called to order April 9th, 2019 at 7:00pm by President Larry Smith II Invocation was given by Joe Dowling Region 9 Director Board of attendance was taken by Madeline McGuire. Directors present Gordon Musgrove, Dan Grove, Dick Lowe, John Nelson, TJ Farnsworth, Terry Brink, Russell Hooks, Joe Dowling, Joel Dickinson, John Moxley, Larry Smith II, and Lizz Huntzberry. Director not present was Mike Tomey. Quorum established Motion was made, by Russell Hooks Region 8 Director, to accept Connie Ollive as Region 7 Director. Motion was seconded by John Nelson. Motion passed unanimously. Connie Ollive joined the conference call at this time. Motion was made, by Terry Brink Region 6 Director, to accept the meeting minutes from the Board of Directors meeting on January 8th, 2018. Seconded by John Moxley At Large Director #1. Motion passed unanimously. Motion was made, by John Moxley At Large Director #1, to change Lifetime Membership account to Restricted Account. Seconded by John Nelson Region 4 Director. Motion passed with a vote of 12 for and 1 against. Motion was made by, Gordon Musgrove Region 1 Director, to accept the Alberta Texas Longhorn Association as an ITLA Affiliate. Seconded by John Moxley At Large Director #1. Motion passed unanimously. Motion was made by, Joel Dickinson At Large Director #2, to remove any approved judge, off the judging list, that is not an ITLA Member and not met the judge requirements set forth by the ITLA Show Rule Book.Anyone who is an active member but has not met the requirements will receive a letter letting them know of the removal from the judge’s list. If they so choose, they can participate in the upcoming judging clinic, free of charge, to meet the requirements. Once requirements are met, they will be brought before the board for approval. Motion passed unanimously. Motion was made, by Joe Dowling Region 9 Director, to not sign the contract with Neogen. Seconded by Russell Hooks. Motion passed unanimously. Motion was made, by Russell Hooks Region 8 Director, to allow members to submit any DNA information or reports for an animal register with ITLA. ITLA will then, keep the reports with the animals file for the lifetime of the animal. Seconded by Terry Brink. Motion passed unanimously. Motion was made, by John Nelson Region 4 Director, to adjourn the meeting. Seconded by John Moxley At Large Director #1.


2020 Revised ITLA Show Rulebook __________________________________ Starting on page 46 is the "revised" ITLA Show Rulebook with Board of Director approved revisions. Please read through it to see the changes in red text to make sure you are in compliance with the new changes while attending an ITLA event.


ITLA SHOW RULEBOOK INTERNATIONAL TEXAS LONGHORN ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONSHIP SHOWS & QUALIFYING REGIONAL AFFILIATE SHOWS Revised November 2019

INTERNATIONAL TEXAS LONGHORN ASSOCIATION P.O. BOX 2610, GLEN ROSE, TEXAS 76043 254-898-0157 PHONE 254-898-0165 FAX www.ITLA.com

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Section 1 – Introduction Section 2 – Procedures/Point System Section 3 – Approved Classes - Haltered and Non-Haltered for Standard and Miniature Class Section 4 – Optional Classes - Performance Steer Section 5 – Youth Show Regulations Section 6 – Pee Wee Exhibition Division Section 7 – Youth Showmanship Divisions Section 8 – Approved Youth Show Classes

Exhibitor attendance and participation is greatly appreciated throughout the show!! This Standardized Rule Book is the governing document to be used when producing the International Championship Show, the International Youth Show and any regional affiliate shows where ITLA Qualifying Points are to be awarded. Deviations from the rules set forth in this book may result in the show being classified as a Non-Qualifying Show (with no qualifying points or High Point Legacy points recorded) unless the show chairman receives specific permission from the ITLA Board of Directors prior to the show. Periodically, the rules and regulations contained in this book are reviewed and revised by the ITLA. Changes are presented to the ITLA Board of Directors for approval before inclusion. Every attempt will be made to inform members of any rule changes through updates in the ITLA Drover or posted on the official ITLA website. For a copy of this publication, or to verify that this booklet contains the most up-to-date regulations, you can visit our website for the most current version of this governing rule book at www.ITLA.com


SECTION 1 INTRODUCTION Regional Affiliate Shows and the International Championship Show were created by the International Texas Longhorn Association as marketing tools to promote and exhibit the finest quality Texas Longhorn cattle available today. Our ultimate goal is to produce good, sound, and structurally correct cattle that will compete in the show ring, on the range, and at sales. The show ring is a tool to enlighten other cattle people to the many true qualities of Texas Longhorn cattle, create marketing opportunities and identify superior cattle. The rules and regulations in this booklet are designed to be used in the production of a qualifying ITLA show. We trust that your integrity as a Texas Longhorn producer will allow these rules to be followed in a simple and professional manner. SECTION 2 PROCEDURES Paragraph 1. All International Texas Longhorn Association Regional Organizations are encouraged to hold shows in their respective geographical areas to promote Texas Longhorn cattle. Individual producers may also sponsor shows. All show dates and judges must be submitted to the ITLA office on the Show Approval Form 60 days prior to the event in order for it to be approved. Once approved the show will be included in the official schedules of events and publicized in the ITLA Longhorn Drover online magazine. This Standardized Rule Book provides all requirements for approved shows. All affiliates applying to produce a qualifying ITLA show must adhere to the show rulebook in its entirety, and any deviation from the rulebook by any affiliate will result in losing the shows “ITLA Qualifying Show” status. Any special requests to deviate from the rules in any way, must be submitted to the ITLA office for approval with or prior to sending in the show application Paragraph 1a. Shows for the current show year must be held between January 1 and December 31. Show points will be tabulated within 45 days of the last show of the year. Paragraph 2. Halter & Non-Halter judges must be chosen from the International Texas Longhorn Association list of approved judges. The approved judges list will be made available to all sponsoring groups upon request and is also available on-line at the ITLA website. A judge may not judge more than one show in a region in a quarter. A judge is not eligible to judge the INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW if he/she has judged a show in any region within 6 weeks of the International Show. The judge must sign the class sheets showing the placing before they are considered official. All ITLA Youth Show judges must be ITLA members, attended at least one ITLA judging seminar/clinic, and a Texas Longhorn breeder for at least 5 years. Paragraph 2a. Each new prospective judge must be at least 21 years of age, will be required to attend a judging clinic, to serve as an apprentice judge with an ITLA Approved Training Judge, be a Youth Show judge and be approved by the ITLA Board of Directors before his/her first official show. (Judges Applications are available from the ITLA office or online at www.ITLA.com). Paragraph 2b. An annual review of the approved judges will be conducted by the ITLA Judges/Show Rules Committee and their recommendations made to the ITLA BOD for additions or deletions to the judges list. Paragraph 2c. All Regional Shows must have a designated Show Chairman. The Show Chairman’s duties are as follows: 1) Be responsible for a complete and accurate Show Book containing all pertinent information as listed in Paragraph 16. 2) Have names & addresses of all class exhibitors for reference in the front of the Show Book. 3) Check class assignments for correctness. 4) Be responsible for all show procedures being followed. 5) Prior to the show meet with the Judge to discuss show procedures. 6) Be available during show to answer any and all questions.


7) Make certain a completed Official Placing Booklet with all placing and results is sent to the ITLA office for Points Rating. Results must contain ITLA Member numbers and ITLA Registration Number. The Official Placing Booklet will be mailed from the ITLA office. 8) Prior to judging the class, a judge should receive a sheet which includes only data listing the entry number, birth date, pregnancy status of dry cows, date of birth of calf at side and the class age. Paragraph 3. All cattle registered with the International Texas Longhorn Association, Cattlemen’s Texas Longhorn Registry or Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America are eligible to compete in International Texas Longhorn Association Regional shows. A photocopy of the registration papers must accompany the International Texas Longhorn Association entry form. No cattle with pending registration will be accepted. Registrations other than ITLA will be charged an extra $5.00 and this fee will be used to dual register, if so desired. Dual registration must be decided when entries are mailed for any show. All cattle competing in the annual International Championship Show must be registered with ITLA. Paragraph 3a. A calf shown with a cow shall not be older than 210 days of age. A calf shall be at least 180 days of age to show in individual classes. Calf at side may show only in one class – as calf at side with dam or in an individual class. Paragraph 3b. Each class will have an entry limit of one animal per clonal family per owner. Paragraph 4. Exhibitors and owners competing in the International Championship Show must be members of the International Texas Longhorn Association. Regional organizations at their discretion may require exhibitors at Regional Shows to be ITLA members. Paragraph 5. The ITLA’s goal is to show longhorns in their natural condition with the exception of trimming hair and trimming hooves. Exhibitors are expressly prohibited from altering the physical appearance or features of any animal on show premises. Exhibitors are encouraged to bathe and brush their cattle and present them in a neat and professional manner. Any animal physically altered on show premises will be removed from the show by the show chairman. Paragraph 6. An individual animal can compete in haltered and non-haltered at the same show, only if there are different judges for halter and non-halter. Paragraph 7. Any protest, dispute of a final interpretation or any incident occurring during the course of the ITLA Championship Show should be brought to the attention of the International Show Committee. Final decisions regarding protests or interpretations will be expressly and exclusively reserved to the International Show Committee. By signing the required entry form, exhibitors give unqualified consent and agreement to abide by all printed rules. Paragraph 8. Health certificates (Certificates of Veterinary Inspection), issued by a licensed veterinarian, are required for all cattle competing in the ITLA Championship Show and affiliate shows. Paragraph 8a. Show chairmen are tasked with being aware of the current animal health statutes as they apply to cattle attending their show. Generally, any cattle attending from out of state will require health certificates, and the requirements for them may be waived by certain jurisdictions if no cattle originating from out of state are in attendance. The ITLA supports all destination state regulations. Paragraph 8b. Pregnancy status and/or DOB of calf at side must appear on health certificates to confirm the eligibility of all female cattle 30 months and older entered in the show. Pregnancy status can be determined by palpation, ultrasound or blood test and reported by a licensed veterinarian or certified technician. In cases where no health certificates are required, the pregnancy status will be acceptable if reported on a letter (with


letterhead identifying the facility) and signed by the veterinarian, which clearly identifies the animal(s). Any proof of pregnancy status must be dated within 30 days of the show the animal is entered into. Paragraph 9. While exhibiting cattle in the show ring, exhibitors will wear western attire appropriate to the climate. No ball caps, tennis shoes, or written ranch advertising on clothing worn into the show arena will be permitted. Logos, labels, and clothing manufacturers writing will be accepted. Exhibitors shall conduct themselves in a professional manner in the show ring. Class numbers shall be worn on the left side. Paragraph 10. Calves shown at side in the haltered show must be on halter and be led by an exhibitor. Animals must be kept under control at all times. Should an animal become unmanageable, the Judge shall have the right and responsibility to remove such animal from competition and all entry fees shall be forfeited. Paragraph 11. Within 10 days of completion of a show, the Show Chairman shall forward to the ITLA office the official results of the show, signed by the Judge. In order for the points to be awarded to the animals entered in any ITLA qualifying show, the results must be recorded on the official books sent from the ITLA office. No other forms or records will be recognized. The results must show ITLA member number, ITLA registration number and name of each animal entered in each class, and the official placing within each class. Paragraph 12. The International Championship Show will be held each year at a location approved by the Board of Directors. ITLA Regional Organizations may request the opportunity to serve as Host. However, the administration and authority over the show shall remain with ITLA. Paragraph 13. “ITLA Point Merit System for ITLA High Point Show Legacy”: The ITLA will retain a permanent record of “competitively successful cattle” for special recognition, including annual and lifetime awards. The ITLA Office will maintain documentation of winnings per Point Rating System and send out merit certificates upon earning them. Mixed Registry Class Points: ITLA Points are awarded according to the ITLA Merit Point System. Entries not registered with the ITLA are not awarded points. For example: Suppose your entry wins first in a class with a total of eight entries, and yours is the only entry registered with the ITLA. Your first-place entry is awarded five merit points and no other points will be awarded to the other entries. If your entry wins second in this same class, and again yours is the only ITLA registered entry, your entry is awarded four points and no other points are awarded. If all entries in this class of eight were ITLA registered, first place would be awarded five points, second would be awarded four points, third would be awarded three points, fourth would be awarded two, and fifth place would be awarded one point. No other points would be awarded in this class. ITLA MERIT POINT SYSTEM Class Points: 5 points = 1st place 4 points = 2nd place 3 points = 3rd place 2 points = 4th place 1 point = 5th place Divisional Champion Points: Champion = 7 points Reserve Champion = 5 points All Age Champion Points: All Age Grand = 10 points All Age Reserve = 7 points


Merit System: 50 points = Silver Merit of Honor 100 points = Gold Merit of Honor 200 points = Elite Merit of Honor Paragraph 14: The title of International Champion Texas Longhorn is reserved solely for use by the ITLA. No other organization may use the International Champion Texas Longhorn name or title. Paragraph 15: Cattle Eligible to Compete in the ITLA Championship Show: ITLA registered Texas Longhorn cattle that have earned one or more merit points through the ITLA show system during the current show year are eligible to compete in the International Championship Show. ITLA registered cattle that have not earned one or more merit points during the current show season may still show in the International Championship Show for an additional fee per entry. Paragraph 16: Published Show Information: The show chair shall make available the following pertinent information; 1) Lodging recommended by sponsors, including phone numbers and addresses 2) Show date, time and location (accurate to scale map recommended) 3) Entry application form 4) Livestock feed and water availability 5) Judge's name(s) 6) Entry deadline and all fees 7) Cattle arrival and departure times 8) Types of awards and sponsors 9) Animal health certificates are required at all shows Paragraph 16a: Insurance: The Show Producer must have an insurance policy in effect at the time of the show naming ITLA as an additional insured except for a Show Chair being a State or County Fair. Paragraph 17: Entry form: The Show Chairman must request show entry forms from the ITLA Office. These will be generic and all shows will have the same entry form. All member numbers and animal registration numbers must be included. Paragraph 18: Show Registrations: (See Paragraph 3) To receive ITLA merit awards, membership on the date the award is bestowed is required. Despite owner ineligibility, the ITLA registered animal's merit points will be recorded in its permanent record. Paragraph 19: Fees: In order to cover the costs of tabulating ITLA Merit points, $5.00 must be included for each entry in an ITLA approved Open Show ( Halter & Non-Halter events). This fee, the official show book and a copy of the show program must be sent to the ITLA Office within 10 days of the show date. This fee applies to all classes in this publication except Produce of Dam, Get of Sire, and the youth classes. Paragraph 20: There will be no ties in any class. Only one animal can be placed in each position.

SECTION 3 APPROVED CLASSES FOR ALL ITLA SHOWS


FEMALES: Must be at least 180 days old to be eligible to show (Approved Classes for both Haltered and Non-Haltered Females) Junior Heifer Classes: Class 1 Born March - April of current year (must be 180 days of age at show time.) Class 2 January - February of current year Class 3 Born November - December of 1st preceding year Class 4 Born September - October of 1st preceding year Class 5 Born July - August of 1st preceding year Class 6 Born May - June of 1st preceding year Class 7 Born March - April of 1st preceding year Class 8 Born January - February of 1st preceding year CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER Note: Females over 30 months of age must be shown with calf at side or be verified safe in calf as outlined in Paragraph 8b. No crossbred calves may be shown at side of cows. Senior Heifer Classes: Class 9 Born September - December of 2nd preceding year Class 10 Born May - August of 2nd preceding year Class 11 Born January - April of 2nd preceding year CHAMPION SENIOR HEIFER RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR HEIFER Junior Cow Classes: Class 12 Born 3rd preceding year Class 13 Born 4th preceding year Class 14 Born 5th preceding year CHAMPION JUNIOR COW RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR COW Senior Cow Classes: Class 15 Born 6th & 7th preceding year Class 16 Born 8th & 9th preceding year Class 17 Born 10th preceding year and before CHAMPION SENIOR COW RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR COW GRAND CHAMPION ALL AGE FEMALE RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION ALL AGE FEMALE


BULLS: Must be at least 180 days old to be eligible to show (Approved Classes for Haltered Bulls – Bulls are not eligible for non-halter classes) Note: All bulls will be shown on haltered and must have nose ring/lead when shown without their dam. Junior Bull Classes: Class 18 Born March - April of current year (must be 180 days of age at show time.) Class 19 Born January - February of current year Class 20 Born November - December of 1st preceding year Class 21 Born September - October of 1st preceding year CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL Intermediate Bull Classes: Class 22 Born July - August of 1st preceding year Class 23 Born May - June of 1st preceding year Class 24 Born March - April of 1st preceding year Class 25 Born January - February of 1st preceding year Class 26 Born September - December of 2nd preceding year CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE BULL RESERVE CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE BULL Senior Bull Classes: Class 27 Born May - August of 2nd preceding year Class 28 Born January - April of 2nd preceding year Class 29 Born May - December of 3rd preceding year CHAMPION SENIOR BULL RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR BULL STEERS: Must be at least 180 days old to be eligible to show

GRAND CHAMPION ALL AGE BULL RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION ALL AGE BULL (Approved Classes for both Haltered and Non-Haltered Steers) Junior Steer Classes: Class 30 Current Year. (must be 180 days of age at show time) Class 31 Born July - December of 1st preceding year Class 32 Born January - June of 1st preceding year Class 33 Born July - December of 2nd preceding year Class 34 Born January - June of 2nd preceding year Class 35 Born January – December 3rd preceding year


CHAMPION JUNIOR STEER RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR STEER

Senior Steer Classes: Class 36 Born January – December 4th preceding year Class 37 Born January – December 5th preceding year Class 38 Born January – December 6th preceding year Class 39 All steers born the 7th preceding year and before CHAMPION SENIOR STEER RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR STEER GRAND CHAMPION ALL AGE STEER RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION ALL AGE STEER Group Classes: Class 40 Produce of Dam – Two or more animals from the same dam, any gender. Natural birth only – calves resulting from Embryo Transfer will not be eligible to compete in this class. Class 41 Get of Sire – Three or more animals by the same sire, of any gender. Group classes will be shown at halter. All Animals must be at least 180 days old. Paragraph 21. These approved classes are valid for the entire calendar year.

MINIATURE TEXAS LONGHORN CLASSES Paragraph 22: A miniature Texas Longhorn must not exceed a height measurement of 45 inches tall at the hip for females, 48 inches tall at the hip for bulls, and 50” tall at the hip for steers in order to compete in any miniature classes. All miniature registration certificates will have the word “MINI” typed after the animals registered name.

Haltered, Non-Haltered, and Youth Miniature Classes (Approved classes for haltered females) Must be at least 180 days old to be eligible to show FEMALE CLASSES: Class 1 – Born in current show year ( must be at least 180 days old to be eligible to show ) Class 2 - Born January - December of 1st preceding year Class 3 - Born January - December of 2nd preceding year Class 4 - Born January - December of 3rd preceding year Class 5 - Born January - December of 4th preceding year GRAND CHAMPION MINIATURE FEMALE RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION MINIATURE FEMALE


BULL CLASS: (Approved classes for haltered bulls, bulls are not eligible for non-halter) Class 6 - Born January 2016 – April 2020 GRAND CHAMPION MINIATURE BULL RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION MINIATURE BULL STEER CLASS: (Approved Class for Haltered Steers) Class 7 - Born January 2016 - April 2020 GRAND CHAMPION MINIATURE STEER RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION MINIATURE STEER

SECTION 4 PERFORMANCE STEERS (exhibition only) Junior Steers – Born 4th preceding year and before Senior Steers – Born 5th preceding year and later Trail Class: All age riding registered Texas longhorn Steers can compete in this class. Each show chairman or show committee may determine the obstacles to be used. Riders Choice: The handler has the complete freedom to exhibit his/her riding or pulling Longhorn Steer any way they choose to show them to their best advantage. Pulling Class: One or more longhorn steer will pull a buggy, wagon, sled or stone boat. Paragraph 23. An ITLA qualifying show is not required to offer all approved classes. The classes that will be recognized at any ITLA Qualifying Show must be clearly defined in advance for all material promoting the show. If a show chairman elects not to offer all approved classes at a show, then it is recommended that all classes within a gender group be offered. As a minimum, all classes within a division must be offered. If all classes within a gender group (i.e. all female, all bull, or all steer classes) are not offered, then the Champion and Reserve Champion All Age classes cannot be offered. Some suggested themes for shows not offering all classes would be a “Heifer Debutante”, (for only Junior and Senior Heifer classes, no All-Age classes) SECTION 5 YOUTH SHOW REGULATIONS The International Youth Show may be held each year in conjunction with the ITLA International Championship Show. Rules that apply to the International Championship Show also apply to the Youth Show. Rules pertaining specifically to the Youth Show are listed below. Although youth show participation is encouraged throughout the year, cattle entered in the International Youth Show are not required to qualify since qualification is not offered for youth show entries. All ITLA Youth Show judges must be ITLA members, attended at least one ITLA judging seminar/clinic, and a Texas Longhorn breeder for at least 5 years. Paragraph 24. An exhibitor must be a current youth member of the International Texas Longhorn Association to compete in any ITLA youth show.


Paragraph 25. An exhibitor must be 18 years of age or younger on January 1 of the current show year to compete in ITLA Youth Shows.

Paragraph 26. The dress code for all Youth Shows will be the same as the ITLA open shows. Paragraph 27. No adults, except for show officials and judges, will be allowed in the show arena except in emergencies, or during the Pee Wee Division. Paragraph 28. When questions arise concerning items not covered by these rules, the Show Chair for the respective show will make the final decision and their decision will be binding. Paragraph 29. Anyone attending or exhibiting at an ITLA event will be expected to comply with all state and federal laws. Anyone found to be in noncompliance will be disqualified from the show or ITLA event.

SECTION 6 PEE WEE EXHIBITION DIVISION Children 6 years of age and under as of January 1, may show a calf, of any age, male or female. This is the only youth class for which adults will be allowed in the show ring.

SECTION 7 SHOWMANSHIP DIVISIONS (Ages as of January 1) Junior Division………………………………………………………….7-9 years Intermediate Division………………………………………………….10-12 years Teen Division……………………………………………………………13-15 years Senior Division………………………………………………………….16-18 years

SECTION 8 APPROVED YOUTH SHOW CLASSES (Shown at Halter – Must be at least 180 days old to be eligible) FEMALES: Junior Heifer Classes: Class 1 Born March – April of current year Class 2 Born January – February of current year Class 3 Born November – December of 1st preceding year Class 4 Born September – October of 1st preceding year Class 5 Born July – August of 1st preceding year Class 6 Born May – June of 1st preceding year Class 7 Born March – April of 1st preceding year Class 8 Born January – February of 1st preceding year CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER


Note: Females over 30 months of age must be shown with calf at side or be verified safe in calf as outlined in Paragraph 8b. No crossbred calves may be shown at side of cows. Senior Heifer Classes: Class 9 Born September–December of 2nd preceding year Class 10 Born May – August of 2nd preceding year Class 11 Born January – April of 2nd preceding year Class 12 Born September – December of 3rd preceding year CHAMPION SENIOR HEIFER RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR HEIFER GRAND CHAMPION ALL AGE FEMALE RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION ALL AGE FEMALE

BULLS: (Must be at least 180 days old to be eligible) All bulls must be shown with nose ring/lead when shown without their dam. Junior Bull Classes: Class 13 Born March – April of current year Class 14 Born January – February of current year Class 15 Born November – December of 1st preceding year Class 16 Born September – October of 1st preceding year Class 17 Born July – August of 1st preceding year Class 18 Born May – June of 1st preceding year CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL Intermediate Bull Classes: Class 19 Born March – April of 1st preceding year Class 20 Born January – February of 1st preceding year Class 21 Born November – December of 2nd preceding year CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE BULL RESERVE CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE BULL GRAND CHAMPION ALL AGE BULL RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION ALL AGE BULL STEERS: (Must be at least 180 days old to be eligible) Junior Steers: Class 22 Current Year Class 23 July – December of 1st preceding year Class 24 January – June of 1st preceding year Class 25 July – December of 2nd preceding year Class 26 January – June of 2nd preceding year


CHAMPION JUNIOR STEER RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR STEER Senior Steers: Class 27 Class 28 Class 29

Born January – December 3rd preceding year Born January – December 4th preceding year Born January – December 5th preceding year

CHAMPION SENIOR STEER RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR STEER GRAND CHAMPION ALL AGE STEER RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION ALL AGE STEER

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