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May 2019


Longhorn

Drover

The Official Online Magazine of the International Texas Longhorn Association

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Presidents Letter ITLA Luncheon Youth Director Letter Longhorn News Youth Spotlight Judges Clinic Events

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Attention Drovers!

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Letter from the

President The ITLA is doing it the correct way and the Longhorn world is noticing. The 32nd edition of the Longhorn Judging Clinic was a great success with participation and positive comments from all over the world. Thank you to Darol Dickinson, Kirk Dickinson, Dr. Keith Berkeley, and John Oliver for their efforts to bring forth a successful event. The first ever ITLA Miniature Longhorn Show was held during the recent Chisholm Trail Affiliate Spring Show. Miniature breeders traveled many states and filled up the barn along with many standard size exhibitors attending their first ITLA Show. Social media raved on the quality event and how spending time with the ITLA family is time well spent. Thank you to Chisholm Trail President Danielle Merchon for hosting the show. The new on line Drover magazine has been well received and successful in raising awareness of the ITLA and Longhorns. Thank you to Russell Hooks and Kacie Ging for the magazine’s production. Futurities are in full swing where winners from all over the country will converge at the All Star Futurity to compete for the ultimate win. Thank you to John and Christi Randolph for all their good work in chairing the Futurity Committee. The ITLA opened its doors and hosted a luncheon for the Millennium Futurity that was standing room only. Many Longhorn breeders were impressed with the only member owned headquarters in Longhorn history. Thank you to Russell Hooks and the staff for allowing the ITLA to showcase our beautiful headquarters. The ITLA has great success when folks get engaged and give back but we need more. If you are in an area that would benefit from starting up an affiliate, hosting a ranch field day, putting on a qualifying show, holding a qualifying futurity, etc., please get in touch with the ITLA. The ITLA will do all we can to assist in assuring that success is achieved on every level.


2019 Officers Larry Smith II

Lizz Huntzberry

Vice President President Term: 2019 Term: 2019 Smithsburg, MD Celina, TX 240-291-1952 254-396-9185 larrypsmith2@yahoo.com lizzhuntzberry@yahoo.com

Russell Hooks

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

John Moxley

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

2019 Board of Directors John Moxley

Joel Dickinson

Gordon Musgrove

Dan Grove

Dick Lowe

John Nelson

T.J. Farnsworth

Terry Brink

Connie Olive

Russell Hooks

Joe Dowling

Mike Tomey

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

Region 2 Term: 2019 Bailey, NC 252-373-2926 dan@grovecattle.com

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

Region 8 Term: 2020 McGregor, TX 409-381-0616 russellh@longhornroundup.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 6 Term: 2020 Frederick, OK 580-335-5732 brinkauction@gmail.com

Region 9 Term: 2021 Caldwell, TX 979-273-0277 dowlingoe@yahoo.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 Region 7 Term: 2020 Big Sandy, TX 903-780-0665 connie_olive@aol.com

Past President Director Term: 1 year Bedford, IN 812-583-4622 tomeyfarms@yahoo.com


ITLA Luncheon On May 10th, the International Texas Longhorn Association hosted a Luncheon at their headquarters’ office for the exhibitors and breeders that were attending the Millennium Futurity.

The ITLA headquarters is located just up the hill above the Somervell County Expo Center were the Millennium was being held. The ITLA staff, directors and officers were on hand to greet guests as they began arriving at 11 am. Guests were treated to an assortment of finger sandwiches, sliders, cheeses, fruits and of course desert. At times it was standing room only. Everyone enjoyed the food but most of all they enjoyed the fellowship with their fellow Texas Longhorn breeders. Guests were able to tour the office building and grounds as well as see some the memorabilia in the office that tells the history of the ITLA and the headquarters. One of the highlights for some of those in attendance was the mounted

skull of John Stockton’s great, King of the Road steer. He was one of the first steers to measure over a 100” tip-to-tip and was one of only three steers to be cloned, with some of the clones being used as herd sires. King of the Road was also a multiple show champion.

Longhorns if they are in Italy? That might be a topic for another day. Katarina, welcome to the ITLA Longhorn family.

ITLA also lived up to the “International” part of their name with a guest from Bolzano, Italy. We were honored that Katarina Lunger made the ITLA Luncheon part of her visit to the USA. She is the proud owner of two Longhorns. Are they still Texas

their ITLA membership. We look forward to serving you.

We hope everyone enjoyed their visit to the ITLA Headquarters and thank you to those who acquired new memberships or renewed

ITLA has been providing quality membership services since 1990. The future of the ITLA and the Texas Longhorn is a bright one.


Letter from the

Youth Director Howdy! What a great month the ITLA has had. We just wrapped up the CTTLA show in McKinney, Texas, with record entry numbers. Thank you to all of our sponsors, exhibitors, breeders, show volunteers, and everyone involved in making this show such a huge success, as well as Danielle Mershon and the fantastic job she did as the show chair. The ITLA had quite a historic moment at the CTTLA as they hosted the very first inaugural “Mini Longhorn Youth Show”. The ITLA is so grateful to all the mini breeders and exhibitors for joining the ITLA and supporting our youth program. Our membership numbers keep rising as well as our cattle registrations. It’s an exciting time for the ITLA Youth program as we work together to grow and improve. Fun and exciting times are ahead. We were blessed by the generosity of John & Christy Randolph of Lonesome Pines. They donated two very handsome, show quality steers to the CTTLA and our lucky ITLA youth members that won them are Colton and Danalee. Congratulations ! Don’t forget that the ITLA Championship Show & Convention is coming up in October. It will be held in Sulphur Springs, Texas. As more details come together on this event we will post them on the ITLA and ITLA Youth Facebook pages. If you are interested in joining the ITLA you can go to www.itla.com or email me anytime. I would be happy to help you become part of our longhorn family. Until next time... see you all down trail. Thank you, Cori Garcia ITLA Youth Director Rafter-M-Ranch@hughes.net


Obituaries Our sincere condolences go out to the family and friends in the loss of Lorna Searle of Searle Ranch.

Texas Longhorn Association. As co-publisher

children Lorna Robles of Santa Barbara,

of the Texas Longhorn Journal, she traveled

Calif.; Charles, Sharon and Stanley M. Searle

extensively, also hosting cattlemen’s tours to

II (Monty) all of Monument; son-in-law Bob

Spain and Kenya.

Barber of Walsenburg and foster son Mark

Family travels included the British Isles,

Day (Dee) of Colorado Springs. She is also

Southern Africa, Central America, Switzerland

survived by sisters-in-law Barbara Searle of

and Iceland. African trips included photo safaris

Seattle, Lynda Searle of Littleton, Colo. and

in Zimbabwe and Botswana and ballooning

Marilyn Hopper of Portland, Oregon, and

above the Serengeti. As a part time resident

brother-in-law Vernon Anacker of Seattle.

of the Cayman Islands, she spent her days

Her nephews are Vern Anacker of Seattle,

snorkeling and reading-along with some wave

Gayne Anacker of Highland, Calif., Sheldon

on April 25th. Born in Seattle to Charles and

running and golf. She liked a variety of sports,

Searle of Brentwood, Tenn., Doug Searle

Roberta Fishel, she had lived in Colorado

including tennis, golf and bowling, as well as

of Bon Aire, Matt Searle of Ellicott, Colo.,

for the past 50 years, mostly on ranches at

horseback riding-and was a dedicated Broncos

Steve Hopper of Portland, Scott Searle

Evergreen, Walsenburg and for the past 32 years

fan. Christian ministry was “part of who she

of Englewood, Colo. and Jeff Searle of

near Monument. She attended high schools in

was,” from an early age. The Navigators, Youth

Highlands Ranch, Colo. Her nieces are

Issaquah, Washington and Modesto, Calif., and

for Christ and Cook Communications Ministries,

Victory Schouten of Freeland, Wash.;

was a cheerleader at both schools. She attended

as well as local church and neighborhood Bible

Cynthia Bond of New York, Loy Searle of

Washington State College and Seattle Pacific

Studies, were important to her. In recent years,

Los Angeles, Robbin Smith, of Boone, Iowa;

College.

before being sidelined by a pharmacy mistake,

Kathy Lewis of Evergreen, Colo., Lisa Dillon

While at Seattle Pacific Lorna met Stan (a

she devoted herself to leading the Fibromyalgia

of Denver, Sandy Swarner of Seattle, Connie

student at the University of Washington).

Recovery Foundation, which she founded with

Holscher and Kristin McVeigh of

They were married 61 years ago. They owned

the support of Dr. Paul St. Amand and Dr.

Portland, Ore.

advertising agencies in Aberdeen, Washington

George Juetersonke. Thousands of people are

Grandchildren are Jonathon Day, Matthew

and Modesto, California, before he took a job

“getting their lives back,” as a result of this

Day, Laura Mason, Cleo Fishel, Emily

in magazine publishing in Oklahoma City. They

ongoing outreach.

Wegert, Eli Searle, Mike Searle, Margaux

were co-founders of Communications Publishing

Lorna’s highest priority-despite diverse outside

Robles, Caitlin Searle, Nigel Robles, Irene

Corp., which relocated to Englewood in 1969

interests-was raising five kids, plus a foster son.

Robles, Sarah Searle and Zane Barber. Great

at the urging of Gov. John Love. The company

The reflection in them of Lorna’s personality is

grandchildren are Brenden, Kylie, Jack and

published national trade magazines and operated

testimony to “a life well lived.” Her trademark

Nora Day; Mollie Mason; Rowan and

cable television systems in several states. After

concern for others began when, as a young

Salem Searle.

the firm became publicly traded, as Cardiff

girl, she committed to a personal relationship

A Memorial Service will be held Sat., June 1st

Communications, Lorna served on the Board of

with Jesus Christ. His influence was evident

at 11:00, at Spruce Hill Community Church,

Directors. She and Stan personally acquired the

throughout her life, even as failing health limited

4820 Walker Rd., Colorado Springs, CO

cable system serving Monument, Palmer Lake,

verbal communication. The kindness and skills

80908. In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory

Gleneagle and Black Forest.

of her care givers at New Dawn Memory Care

of Lorna may be made to the Fibromyalgia

The Searle family has raised registered cattle

were consistent with Lorna’s own

Recovery Foundation, 2510 Paseo Verde,

in Colorado since 1974, with Lorna taking an

cheerful disposition.

Colorado Springs, CO 80904.

active role. She was a founder of the Mountain

Lorna was preceded in death by her parents,

States Texas Longhorn Association, serving as

her sister Bobbie Anacker and daughter Shelley

its president, and a Director of the International

Barber. She is survived by her husband Stan,

Please keep the Searle family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

LORNA SEARLE April 25, 2019 Lorna K. J. Searle, beloved wife, mother, aunt and grandmother, passed away peacefully


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.

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Longhorn News ITLA Accepts ‘Moo’nations The ITLA is happy to announce it has already recieved three donated calves for the youth program for this years ITLA Championship Show and Convention. The three calves were donated by JayCee Parsons of Wiskey River Longhorn Cattle Co., Robert and Cindy Manion of Long M Ranch, and Todd and Rozi Spaid of Twisted Hook Ranch. The ITLA would like to thank them for their generous donations.

2019 ITLA Championship Youth Show Calf Donor #1 JayCee Parsons - Mansfield, TX. Whiskey River Longhorn Cattle Co. DOB: 04-07-19 WR’s Sweet Revenge “Revie” Heifer A bit about the Donor: JayCee is a 2019 Senior that has been around the longhorn industry & show circuit for several years. She started her own family herd and said she wanted to donate one of her calves to the ITLA to pay it forward for the many longhorn breeders and friends that helped her along the way.

2019 ITLA Championship Youth Show Calf Donor #2 Long M Ranch ( Robert & Cindy Manion ) Wills Point, TX. DOB 5-9-19 Sire ( Via A.I. ) - CV Cowboy Casanova Dam - DG Milly Don’t Shoot Thank you so much Long M Ranch for your generous calf donation.

2019 ITLA Championship Youth Show - Calf Donor #3 Todd & Rozi Spaid - Twisted Hook Ranch Lehew, West Virginia DOB 3-7-19 Sire - Dirty Blue Saddle Dam - Awesome Kati Did Thank you so much Twisted Hook Ranch for your generous donation of this bull calf to the ITLA. Thank you Dwayne Dinsmore for offering to deliver him to the Championship Show

The ITLA is still accepting calf donations for the ITLA Championship Show and Convention, both for the youth programs and for the Elite Heifer Sale. Donations for the Elite Heifer Sale must be heifers. For more information on the benefits of being a calf donor and how you can be involved, contact the ITLA office at staff@itla.com.


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Cute Calves

Spring has sprung bringing with it some adorable Texas Longhorn calves! A big thank you to Jo-Ann Miller for submitting these adorable photos of her spring babies!

As always, the Longhorn Drover is accepting submissions for the Longhorn News section! Wow us or make us smile and you might just be our next feature!

$10.00 Bull Registration As a way of showing our appreciation of our members, ITLA has made all Bull Registration $10.00 for the year of 2019.

Attention Members

Emails provided during registration will only be used for ITLA related business such as the release of the monthly Longhorn Drover, association news, reminders about upcoming ITLA events, etc. Any email claiming to be from the ITLA Office or an ITLA Director that does NOT pertain to any ITLA associated news or event is spam and should not be trusted. If you receive an email or message you are not quite sure about, feel free to contact the ITLA office at 254-898-0157 or staff@itla.com.


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Hey Drovers! Become a 2019 ITLA Championship Show Sponsor The ITLA needs you! Become a 2019 ITLA Championship Show and Convention sponsor and help us help you! Sponsorship levels and benefits are listed below! For any questions you may have, contact the ITLA office at staff@itla.com. Thank you!

2019 Convention Sponsors Levels

Class Sponsors

Drag Rider-$350

Class Sponsors-$75 (Youth or Open)

A 1/4 page Ad in the show program ($100 value) A 1/2 page Ad in the Longhorn Drover ($150 value) Listed on the Sponsor Page in the Longhorn Drover 2 - Commemoratives Sponsor Badge(s) for all 3 Dinners Digital advertising during all 3 catered dinners and awards banquet. Sponsor provides banner for the arena.

Name listed above the class sponsored Sponsor Recognized during the class Listed as a sponsor on the Thank You page in the Program and Magazine

Out Rider-$500

Class Buckle Sponsors-$150 (Youth or Open)

Champion Buckle Sponsors-$175 (Youth or Open)

1 Full page Ad in the show program ($250 value) 1 Full page Ad in the Longhorn Drover ($200 value) Listed on the Sponsor Page in the Longhorn Drover Banner in the Arena ( 4x4 ), sponsors provides design 2 - Commemoratives Sponsor Badge(s) for all 3 Dinners Digital advertising during all 3 catered dinners and awards banquet. Sponsor provides banner for the arena.

Drover-$750

1-Full page Ad in the show program ($250 value) 1-Full page Ad in the Longhorn Drover ($200 value) 1 - 1/2 page Ad in the Longhorn Drover ($100 value) Listed on the Sponsor Page in the Longhorn Drover Banner in the Arena ( 4x4 ), sponsors provides design 3 - Commemoratives Sponsor Badge(s) for all 3 Dinners Digital advertising during all 3 catered dinners and awards banquet. Sponsor provides banner for the arena.

Point Man-$1,000

1-Full page Ad in the show program ($250 value) 3-Full page Ad in the Longhorn Drover ($600 value) Listed on the Sponsor Page in the Longhorn Drover Banner in the Arena ( 4x6 ), sponsors provides design Banner in Banquet Hall on Saturday Night ( 0x0 ) 4 - Commemoratives Sponsor Badge(s) for all 3 Dinners Digital advertising during all 3 catered dinners and awards banquet. Sponsor provides banner for the arena.

Show Program Advertising (placement ready) Full Page $250 1/2 Page $175 1/4 Page $100

Name listed above the class sponsored Sponsor Recognized during the class Listed on all Buckle Sponsorship Thank You pages in the Program & Magazine. Listed on Buckle Sponsor Banner in the Arena

Name listed above the class sponsored Sponsor Recognized during the class Sponsor Recognized during Buckle Presentation at the Banquet Listed on all Buckle Sponsorship Thank You pages in the Program & Magazine Listed on Buckle Sponsor Banner in the Arena

ITLA Futurity Class Sponsors-$250

Name listed above the class sponsored Sponsor Recognized during the class Listed on listed on Sponsorship Thank You pages in the Program & Magazine 1- 1/2 page ad in the Longhorn Drover ($150 value)

All Star Futurity Class Sponsors-$300

Name listed above the class sponsored Sponsor Recognized during the class Listed on listed on Sponsorship Thank You pages in the Program & Magazine 1- Full page ad in the Longhorn Drover ($200 value)


Kylie Gannon Hi, my name is Kylie. I go to school in Weatherford, Texas. I am 14 years old and in the eighth grade. My family has had longhorns for a few years, but this is my first year showing. I was introduced to the amazing industry by a family friend who showed in her youth. It has been a life changing experience being able to meet new people and make incredible friendships. I never knew that I would fall in love with a breed as much as I have with longhorns. Their goofy and gentle characteristics melt my heart, and I become more in awe each day with these animals. I plan on showing for many years to come and am looking forward to continuing educating myself on the breed and history of longhorns. I am so grateful for the friendships that I have made while showing and can’t wait to see what the future holds!


Judges Clinic The ITLA Judges Clinic was a huge success. Darol Dickinson, Kirk Dickinson, Dr. Keith Berkeley, and John Oliver did a fantastic job with the event. Don’t take our word for it, read the

Darol Dickinson of Dickinson Cattle Co.

reviews of the clinics many participants.

The 32nd Texas Longhorn Judging Clinic was a great success. The comments have been positive and the ITLA lived up to its name with multiple international Longhorn participants. Thank you to Mr. Darol Dickinson, Dr. Keith Berkeley, and Mr. John Oliver for presentations that enlightened and educated. A special thank you to Kirk Dickinson for his many years of Judging Clinic service with the behind the scenes production. - Larry Smith ITLA President

The information from this online clinic has been helpful in evaluating longhorn cattle. Having participated in the first clinic and this latest one, I have used the information to “judge” the animals we have both raised and purchased over the years. The point was made that there is no perfect animal, but through the pictures and discussion it was encouraging to see there is an attainable goal. Thanks to all who put in the time and effort to make this a great learning opportunity! - Becky McCammon

ITLA Texas Longhorn Judging Clinic Overall the clinic was well presented, the material was informative and useful. Hearing from experienced judges on the attributes to look for, techniques to view the show animals along with the best way to relay the reasons for placing each animal in the class. Additionally the information presented on how to judge the potential for young animals was very informative. All the information will be used to help evaluate our existing heed and continue to produce high quality animals with all the attributes that make Texas Longhorns the iconic symbol of Texas and the west.

Dr. Humberto Nobre of Brazil during the ITLA Judges Training Clinic.

Thanks to all at the ITLA for this program. - Sidney Perry Pearl Longhorn Ranch

Jim O’Connor, Hope Creek Cattle

Getting up at 2 am has never been such a pleasure before! Here in Europe, people make up their own mind about what’s good on Longhorns and there is no guide and also not much Kacie Ging, Longhorn Drover Intern


knowledge on what to look for and how to evaluate a Texas Longhorn. Some only go for colour, some only for horns, some for muscles. But it is the package and the evaluation a judge does to be able to do breeding Longhorns instead of producing calves only. For many years I was the only person in Europe that attended such an online judging clinic. For me it was very important to get more people here to attend the last clinic. I believe this clinic is the best offer for us here to gain knowledge and it fits everybody,

Thanks to ITLA to have organized that webinar. Thanks to all the speakers who share their knowledge.

confident in my future purchases, as I know which desirable traits I should be purchasing. Thank you to the ITLA for organizing this clinic, and to those judges and breeders who shared their extensive knowledge with us!

- Micha

- Tonya Abel

from beginner to pro. It was my 3rd time now and sure not the last.

We are new to showing longhorns, and I found this clinic extremely helpful. I am already using my new knowledge to evaluate our own cattle and determine why they place as they do in shows. I will also be much more


EVENTS Never Miss a Single One !

The Dianne Chase Longhorn Midwest Texas Longhorn Association Scholarship Expo June 4 - 9, 2019 Summer Show

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Will Rodgers Memorial Center 3401 W Lancaster Ave Fort Wort, TX For more information contact: The Autobahn Motorcar Group Youth Scholarship Tour (817) 390 - 3130 pdodson@abahn.com

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Great Northern Longhorn Classic June 21 - 22, 2019 Montello, WI For more information contact: Dan Huntington (715) 853 - 7608

Ohio River Valley Texas Longhorn Association Buckeye Classic Futurity Futurity July 19 | Open Show July 20 Wooster, OH For more information contact: Amber Dunmire bonnieglenfarm@gmail.com (330) 231 - 0345

July 26 - 27, 2019 Bloomington, IN For more information contact: Courtney Tomey (812) 797 - 8609

Rocky Mountain Select Sale and Futurity Sale August 9 - 10, 2019 Latigo Trails Arena Colorado Springs, CO For consignment information contact: Charlie Searle (719) 649 - 0058 charliesearle02@gmail.com Stan Searle (719) 649 - 9590 stan@searleranch.com Sale Manager: Gary Lake (719) 314 - 8294 gary@searleranch.com Futurity August 9, 2019 Entries: Marlene Reynolds (719) 510 - 2151 cowgirlmama83@gmail.com

Bolen Production Sale August 17, 2019 Fort Worth, TX For more information contact: Brent and Cindy Bolen

Chisholm Trail Texas Longhorn Association Fall Show September 14, 2019 Wise County Fairgrounds 3101 FM 51 Decatur, TX 76234 For more information contact: Danielle Mershon (254) 630 - 0053

ITLA Championship Show and Convention October 9 - 13, 2019 Featuring: Open Haltered Show Open Non-haltered Show Youth Show ITLA Futurity International All Star Futurity Hopkins County Regional Civic Center 1200 Houston Street Sulphur Springs, TX For more information contact: ITLA Office (254) 898 - 0157 staff@itla.com


Affiliates Alberta Texas Longhorn Association

Great Lakes Texas Longhorn Association

Best of Trails Texas Longhorn Association

Indian Territory Texas Longhorn Association

Cody Bailey, President Phone: (780) 361 - 8871 Email: albertatexaslonghorn@gmail.com

John Dvorak, President Phone: (620) 382 - 2067 Email: jpdcrd33@netks.net

Canadian Texas Longhorn Association Deb Lesyk, President Phone: 306-867-3039 Phone: 403-575-0114 Email: office@ctlalonghorns.com Website: www.ctlalonghorns.com

Chisholm Trail Texas Longhorn Association Danielle Mershon, President Phone: 254-630-0053 Email: danielle@whistlingtxlonghorn.com

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

Robert Van Liew, President Phone: 405-420-1720 Email: vanliewranch@gmail.com

The Longhorn Posse

Mikeal Deatherage, President Phone: 817-999-1836 Email: luvmyholsteiner@yahoo.com

Midwest Texas Longhorn Association

Tim Mills, President Phone: 419-606-6184 Email: mountainview_longhorns@yahoo.com

Mountain States Texas Longhorn Association Marlene Reynolds, President Phone: 719-510-2151 Email: cowgirlmama83@gmail.com Website: www.MSTLA.org

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

Ohio River Valley Texas Longhorn Association Amber Dunmire, President Phone: 330-231-0345 Email: bonnieglenfarm@gmail.com

Texas Longhorn Association of Ontario Don Flemmington, President Phone: 519-323-7982 Email: don@trelanefarms.com

Top of the West Texas Longhorn Association Shadow Seaman, President Phone: 208-420-2484 Email: victoryranch@earthlink.net


The Alberta Texas Longhorn will host the Alberta Summer Classic Show. The event takes place at the Westerner Days in Red Deer, Alberta. Entries will need to be into our office June 15, 2019. For show categories, entry fees and other details, please see our website: www.albertatexaslonghorn.com The Association would also like to extend our thanks to the board of the ITLA for accepting our affiliation. ITLA Director Gordon Musgrove has been an invaluable resource for us. He will be featured in our Summer Newsletter. In addition, Gordon and Charlene Musgrove are the winners of the 2019 Robert Owen Award. This memorial award is given to longtime members of the ATLA who have contributed to the growth and excellence of the Texas Longhorn Breed in Alberta. The Musgrove’s have produced an exceptional herd of top quality cattle and have worked tirelessly to promote Longhorns in Canada and the United States.


Consignments are in for the Spring Select Sale June 1st in Saskatoon. There will be 26 Lots offered with a great selection of yearling heifers, yearling bulls, cow/calf pairs and two year old bulls. Come early, preview the sale animals and visit with the breeders. The sale catalog should be on line by May 21st. The CTLA Annual Meeting proceeds the sale as well as the first Yearling Heifer Jackpot for 2019. There is still time to enter the jackpot as deadline for entries is May 20th. Jackpot entries go to the CTLA office. A beautiful trophy buckle will be presented to the overall jackpot winner and is sponsored by Hy Pro feeds. We thank them for their generous sponsorship for the jackpots in 2019.

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News Our Spring Fling was a huge success and we can’t begin to thank everyone that helped make that possible….to our Judges, our ring stewards, the great group of people who helped run the nonhaltered show, to our sponsors, exhibitors/owners, participates! This show would not be possible without yall! It was a long day on Saturday with Youth, Haltered, Non-Haltered and ITLA’s first ever Miniature Show. We had exhibitors/owners travel as far as New Mexico to participate! We want to thank AK Ranch for graciously providing lunch on Saturday which consisted of home smoked pulled pork sandwiches and all the fixings! It was awesome! We also had the drawing for the two gorgeous steers that were so graciously donated by John and Christy Randolph of Lonesome Pines Ranch. Colton McCarty was the first youth awarded a steer and he was allowed to have first choice of the steers. He chose the

gorgeous red and white roan steer. The second steer was awarded to Danalee Able. Congrats to both of the recipients and thank you to the Randolph’s for your generosity in supporting our youth, the future! Sunday morning started off with our general membership meeting, which all was welcome to attend, where we elected Officers for this year. President: Danielle Mershon, Vice President: Dave Sullivan, and Secretary/Treasurer: Sabina Knoerr. We discussed our upcoming fall show that will be held September 14th, 2019 at the Wise County Fairgrounds in Decatur, Tx. We will be having Haltered and youth classes with both Standards and Miniatures this day. It will be a 1 day fun day, come as you are show, no bathing, no show halters! It will be a good one. More details will be available soon! We followed our meeting with the 2nd round of Haltered and Non-haltered show. Congratulations to all our champions!

A special Prize

My name is Danalee, and I have been showing longhorns since September. When I heard my name called to win the calf, I was so happy because it was the first calf that I’ve won. I thought it was very exciting because it was the one I liked the most. I like his dark brindle color and the white part on his top line. He’s calm gentle, and he likes to eat books and give kisses. I picked the name Black Pearl because he has black brindle and his sire’s name is Pearl Snap BCB. My favorite part about showing longhorns is that most of them are calm and easy to handle. I want to thank the Randolphs for donating Black Pearl.


Results Saturday, April 27th, 2019

Champion Jr Cow: Spotted Memory HCL Owner: Whistling Longhorn Ranch Reserve Jr Cow: Ms Liberty Belle SH Owner: JR Richardson Ranch

Non-Haltered Standards

Champion Sr Cow: SLR Karmel Kisses Owner: Pam Kinsel

Champion Jr Heifer: Cherry Snap Owner: John and Christy Randolph

Reserve Sr Cow: ECR Spicy Rangerette Owner: JR Richardson Ranch

Reserve Jr Heifer: Snap Crackle Pop Owner: John and Christy Randolph

Champion All Age Female: SLR Karmel Kisses Owner: Pam Kinsel

Champion Sr Heifer: Kettle’s Ojo Owner: John and Christy Randolph

Reserve All Age Female: MB Ersa Owner: MB Longhorns

Reserve Sr Heifer: Bar M Duchess Owner: Debora Estey

Non-Haltered Miniatures Champion All Age Female: SS Mini Lil Su Owner: Dave and Althea Sullivan Reserve All Age Female: SS Mini Domino Owner: Dave and Althea Sullivan

Reserve Sr Steer: Seymour Beijing Owner: Colton McCarty Champion All Age Steer: SGT Major Kettle Owner: JR Richardson Ranch Reserve All Age Steer: PR Phantom of the Opera Owner: Christie Coffey

Youth Standard Show Champion Jr Heifer: LV Tenbar Owner/Exhibitor: Tessa Tronzano

Champion Sr Heifer: G&L Gypsy Wagon Owner/Exhibitor: Jaelyn Young/ Kambrie Whitney

Reserve Jr Cow: Star-I Owner: JR Richardson Ranch

Reserve All Age Female: Kettle’s Ojo Owner: John and Christy Randolph

Champion Sr Steer: Measles Revenge Owner: Joel Norris

Reserve Jr Heifer: Circle B Silver Ocean Owner/Exhibitor: Blaine Moore

Champion Jr Cow: Cherry Merry Kettle Owner: John and Christy Randolph

Champion All Age Female: Cherry Pop Owner: John and Christy Randolph

Owner: Christie Coffey

Reserve Sr Heifer: Bar HL Tiger Lily Owner/Exhibitor: Beth Ann Hyde/ Christine Trimmer Champion Jr Bull: MB Gold Member Owner: MB Longhorns Champion Int Bull: Hangin’ Tuff SS Owner: Christie Coffey Champion All Age Bull: Hangin’ Tuff SS Owner: Christie Coffey

Champion All Age Female: G&L Gypsy Wagon Owner/Exhibitor: Jaelyn Young/ Kambrie Whitney Reserve All Age Female: LV Tenbar Owner/Exhibitor: Tessa Tronzano

Reserve All Age Bull: MB Gold Member Owner: MB Longhorns

Haltered Standards Champion Jr Heifer: MB Ersa Owner: MB Longhorns Reserve Jr Heifer: Pocket Change DSM Owner: Allie Remley Champion Sr Heifer: BRR Bella Tulip Owner: Debora Estey Reserve Sr Heifer: Sarcee’s Carmel Moolatte Owner: Catherine Ritter

Champion Jr Steer: SGT Major Kettle Owner: JR Richardson Ranch

Champion Jr Bull: Rafter M Rollin’ Coal Owner/Exhibitor: Rafter M Longhorns/ Hunter Hollingsworth

Reserve Jr Steer: PR Phantom of the Opera

Reserve Jr Bull: KC Bullgotti Owner/Exhibitor: Oran Chambliss


Champion Int Bull: Hangin’ Tuff SS Owner/Exhibitor: Christie Coffey/Kylie Coffey

Youth Miniature Show

Champion All Age Bull: Rafter M Rollin’ Coal Owner/Exhibitor: Rafter M Longhorns/ Hunter Hollingsworth Reserve All Age Bull: Hangin’ Tuff SS Owner/Exhibitor: Christie Coffey/Kylie Coffey

Reserve All Age Steer: SS Mighty Mouse Owner/exhibitor: Dave & Althea Sullivan/Kendal Keaton Sunday, April 28th, 2019 Champion All Age Female: OL Miss Mini Twiss Owner/exhibitor: Weldon&Kyla Lovejoy/Dylan Matthews

Non-Haltered Standards

Reserve All Age Female: SS Mini Trips Owner/exhibitor: Dave&Althea Sullivan/Jackson Robertson

Champion Jr Heifer: Cherry Snap Owner: John and Christy Randolph Reserve Jr Heifer: Snap Crackle Pop Owner: John and Christy Randolph

Champion Jr Steer: DG Juma Zoom Owner/Exhibitor: Tina Whitefield/ Jason Moore

Champion Sr Heifer: Kettle’s Ojo Owner: John and Christy Randolph

Reserve Jr Steer: BRR Soldato Owner/Exhibitor: Oran Chambliss Champion Sr Steer: TTT Real McCoy Owner/Exhibitor: Rafter M Ranch/Hunter Hollingsworth Reserve Sr Steer: SGT Major Kettle Owner/Exhibitor: JR Richardson Ranch/ Alex Rodriquez Champion All Age Steer: TTT Real McCoy Owner/Exhibitor: Rafter M Ranch/Hunter Hollingsworth Reserve All Age Steer: SGT Major Kettle Owner/Exhibitor: JR Richardson Ranch/ Alex Rodriquez

Champion All Age Steer: Protiger Boy Owner/exhibitor: Joel Norris/ Gabby Curtis

Reserve Sr Heifer: MB Frigg Owner: MB Longhorns Champion All Age Bull: Bar D Royal Savage Owner/exhibitor: Bar D Ranch/ Alex Rodriquez

Champion Jr Cow: Cherry Merry Kettle Owner: John and Christy Randolph

Reserve All Age Bull: BL Night Ryder Owner/exhibitor: Jeff Robinson/ Hunter Hollingsworth

Champion All Age Female: Cherry Pop Owner: John and Christy Randolph Reserve All Age Female: Snap Crackle Pop Owner: John and Christy Randolph


Haltered Standards Champion Jr Heifer: LW Amarillo I’ll B There Owner: Allie Smajstrla

Champion All Age Female: SLR Karmel Kisses Owner: Pam Kinsel

Reserve Jr Heifer: Pocket Change DSM Owner: Allie Remley

Reserve All Age Female: Spotted Memory HCL Owner: Whistling Longhorn Ranch

Champion Sr Heifer: Mein Liebling Owner: Debora Estey Reserve Sr Heifer: BRR Bella Tulip Owner: Debora Estey Champion Jr Cow: Spotted Memory HCL Owner: Whistling Longhorn Ranch

Champion Jr Bull: MB Gold Member Owner: MB Longhorns Champion Int Bull: Hangin’ Tuff SS Owner: Christie Coffey Champion All Age Bull: Hangin’ Tuff SS Owner: Christie Coffey

Reserve Jr Cow: Black Ice Owner: Whistling Longhorn Ranch

Reserve All Age Bull: MB Gold Member Owner: MB Longhorns

Champion Sr Cow: SLR Karmel Kisses Owner: Pam Kinsel

Champion Jr Steer: PR Phantom of the Opera Owner: Christie Coffey

Reserve Jr Steer: SHR Iron Will Owner: Daughtless Longhorns Champion Sr Steer: Charley Cowpoke SRC Owner: Pam Kinsel Reserve Sr Steer: Measles Revenge Owner: Joel Norris Champion All Age Steer: Charley Cowpoke SRC Owner: Pam Kinsel Reserve All Age Steer: PR Phantom of the Opera Owner: Christie Coffey


Good Morning! The Great Lakes Texas Longhorn Association will be meeting Saturday May 4th at noon. We will be at the home of Josh and Megan Shaw and their address is 4212 34th street Dorr, MI 49323 We will be enjoying a pot luck lunch, followed by a membership meeting and closing with a ranch tour. We look forward to seeing every one there! At this meeting we are going to be planning our “fun� Futurity at at the home of Dick Lowe (Triple R Ranch, located at 11585 Round Lake rd Horton, MI 49246). This futurity will be held on Saturday June 29th. Please follow the Great Lakes Texas Longhorn Association face book page for more details as they become available! Entry forms are on our page and they are due June 3rd. Here is the entry form: http://www.hnblonghorns.com/ Sites/465/docs/GLTLA%20Entry%20Form5.pdf . Here is the schedule for that event: http://www.hnblonghorns.com/Sites/465/docs/GLTLA%20Futurity%20Sch.pdf If you have any questions please feel free to call Johnny Hicks at 269-721-3473 or Josh Shaw at 616-212-8226 they will be glad to help you out!! Our next scheduled meeting will be August 3rd at the home of Jen and Adam Clark! Please join us for these great upcoming events! Missy Hicks Treasurer, GLTLA


L Nghorn Posse HELLO EVERYONE! WE LOOK FORWARD TO HAVING A GREAT UPCOMING YEAR! WE ARE A NEW AFFILIATE WITH ITLA GOING ON OUR SECOND YEAR! LOOKING FORWARD TO GROWING NEW MEMBERS , BUILDING A GREAT YOUTH GROUP AND TO PUT ON ANOTHER GREAT SHOW! WE WILL BE POSTING THE NEXT SHOW DATE PRETTY SOON, SO DEFINITELY WATCH OUT FOR IT!!WE HAVE SO FAR FOR THIS YEAR HAD SOME CHANGES WITH OUR OFFICERS , WHICH WE ARE EXCITED TO HAVE ON THE BOARD FOR THIS YEAR!! HERE IS A LIST OF OUR NEW OFFICERS FOR 2019 MIKELL DEATHERAGE PRESIDENT , PAM KING VICE-PRESIDENT, DEBORAH DEATHERAGE HISTORIAN/PHOTOGRAPHER, CATHY RITTER IS SECRETARY, CAROLYN SMITH IS TREASURER AND RILEY WALKER IS OUR PRESIDENT OF THE YOUTH! STAY TUNED FOR MORE ON THE LONGHORN POSSE! IT’S TRADITION STAYING ALIVE!


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NorthEast Texas Longhorn Association

We here in the Northeast have been having a busy spring. The grass is greening up and the weather has been nice and warm. The youth had a great fund raiser at the Cherry Blossom Sale in April. Thanks to all the hard work of the youth and their parents along with some generous donations, they raised over 1300 dollars for their youth fund. This can help with expenses throughout the year along with going to the National Show. We also want to thank Todd and Rozi Spaid for the generous donation of a young bull to sell in the sale to benefit the youth and Dwayne and Megan Dinsmore for the donation of some great bull semen for the youth as well. We are proud to announce the Netla consignment sale, which is June 1 at 10 AM in Hagerstown, MD has 80 consignments. We look forward to seeing all of you there. We then start off our show season with our Netla Two Day Show June 22 and 23. This is both a haltered and unhaltered show along with a futurity. All of our information is on our facebook and web site. Hope to see you at our events this summer. Jodi King, Netla Pres.


The ORVTLA meeting was held on April 13, 2019 at Jitters CafÊ in Millersburg Ohio. Lots of members were in attendance, a total of 19 members were present. The Meeting was called to order by president Amber Dunmire. Ed Callan talked about how this year’s booth went at Beef expo. The Longhorn Steer mount was a good asset this year and caught a lot of peoples eye. The slideshow was also good about drawing people into the booth. We also spoke about the awards for the show and the futurity. All awards are secured and we are looking forward to handing them out to the winners. We are still taking sponsors and ads for our show book. Please contact Amber Dunmire at bonnieglenfarm@gmail.com to place an ad or to sponsor a class. Ohio River Valley will be sponsoring a banquet Friday night after the Futurity to be held at the Best Western in downtown Wooster. Please plan to attend to socialize and relax after the futurity. Awards will also be

given out at the banquet. We also have rooms blocked off at the Best Western at a special rate. Call (330) 264-7750 and mention Buckeye Classic for the reduced rate. We will be having bovine bingo again this year! Jeff Morris is donating our 2019 heifer and Bovine Bingo tickets are $10. We will also be raffling off a skull and 20 pounds of Texas Longhorn ground beef. Tickets will be $1 and $2 respectively. We will be doing a photo shoot in downtown Wooster, Ohio to

promote our Longhorns and the upcoming show. We are very excited for this opportunity to introduce Longhorns to the public. The excitement in the room was palpable and we are looking forward to having a great show and futurity for all to attend. Show packets are also available. Please send your name, address, and phone number to bonnieglenfarm@gmail.com to have a packet mailed to you. Show packets are also available online at https://bonnieglenfarm.wixsite. com/orvtla


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