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APRIL 2019

16 How To Start Selling Longhorn Beef

Vol. 31 • No. 1

A look at the

basic first steps to move forward. By Myra Basham



In Memory of Hunts Command Respect Homage to a bull who contributed greatly to many successful programs today. By Tammy Hunt

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Johne’s Disease: What Longhorn Breeders Need To Know Why prevention is so important. By Mark Gilliland, M.D. Paddock Grazing Can Improve Pasture Production How investing in pasture division can bring big returns. By Heather Smith Thomas

6 Ways To Lose A Customer


Don’t make these mistakes likely to prevent

someone from returning for another purchase. By Myra Basham


Join Us At The 32nd TLBAA World Expo Featuring the TLBT National


Horn Showcase Satellite Measuring: What You Need To Know Thinking of hosting a satellite? Read this first.

Youth Show, The TLBAA World Show and the Texas Gold Futurity.


Cattle Baron’s Winchester Futurity & Sale Results.


Texas Longhorns Still Popular at Denver’s National Western

6 Editor’s Note

8 Chairman’s Message

35 TLBT Page

44 Affiliate News

46 In Memoriam

49 Rules of the Road… to World Show

55 Index/Just For Grins

56 Calendar

By Randy Witte

About the Cover: Photo Courtesy of Dickinson Cattle Co. The Texas Longhorn Trails (ISSN-10988432, USPS 016469) is published monthly by the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America, 221 W. Exchange, Ste. 210, Fort Worth, TX 76164. Periodical Postage Paid at Fort Worth, TX. Subscription rates: $105 per year; foreign per year $180. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Texas Longhorn Trails, 221 W. Exchange, Ste. 210, Fort Worth, TX 76164. Phone (817)  625-6241. Fax (817) 625-1388. Advertisers and advertising agencies assume liability for all content of advertisements printed and also assume responsibility for any claims arising from such advertisements made against the publisher. Publisher reserves exclusive rights to accept or reject advertising or editorial material submitted for publication in the Texas Longhorn Trails magazine. Articles and photos from this publication may be reprinted only with permission of the publisher.

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EDITOR’S NOTES REMEMBERING THE PAST AND MOVING INTO THE FUTURE You know your bull has become a legend when people can refer to him by initials only in sale comments. HCR (Hunts Command Respect) is a name to remember and the Hunt family pays tribute to this bull that impacted their life and the entire Longhorn industry so dramatically. His merit can be seen in a myriad of outstanding descendents throughout the industry today. Turn to pg. 10 to learn more about this great sire and his influence. Another bit of history to remember that brings us to today… Longhorn beef. Longhorn beef fulfilled a need following the Civil War when no other animals could. Today, the Longhorn offers a nutritious, healthy, leaner alternative to mass produced feedlot beef. If you are interested in what it takes to get a beef program off the ground, we spoke to a few people who have recently taken the plunge and had them share some pointers while it is fresh on their minds. You can read the article starting on pg. 16. Some other exciting news on the beef-producing front - the new Registered Texas Longhorn beef producer brochures are in! If you have paid to join the beef producers list online, you will receive 150 brochures free of charge with an option to buy more at a reduced cost of 12 cents each. For those not ready yet to join the list, brochures are available as a TLBAA member benefit at a cost of 25 cents each plus shipping/postage. Simply call or email the office to order or submit the online form. You can read more about the revamped beef program on pg. 30. If you’re looking for ways to be involved or network, turn to pg. 31-34 for all the World Show options coming up at the end of June. There is the Texas Gold Futurity, the TLBT National Youth Show, the TLBAA World Show and more. If summer doesn’t work for you, Horn Showcase is in October. See pg. 38-41 to find out how to be a part of the fun in Lawton or at a satellite near you. Not everyone can travel and haul cattle, but there are ways to be involved and get your name out there. Sponsorships are not just for those competing in an event. Showing support for an event is a great way to marketing your program in an affordable and effortless way. Not only do most sponsorship include individual promotion opportunities, but you are also mentioned on all materials used throughout the event as well as in thank you ads. People have an opportunity to see and hear your name or ranch name frequently for months, if you sponsor early on. You can find sponsor packages for both the World Expo and Horn Showcase in the pages mentioned above. There are levels for any budget and plans to help meet a wide range of marketing goals.

(817) 625-6241 • (817) 625-1388 (FAX) P.O. Box 4430 • Fort Worth, TX 76164 trails@tlbaa.org • www.tlbaa.org

Editor-in-Chief: Myra Basham Ext. 104 • myra@tlbaa.org trailseditor@tlbaa.org Advertising: Karen Price • (254) 223-4470 karen@tlbaa.org Graphic Design & Production: Trace Neal • Ext. 103 trace@tlbaa.org

Registrations/Office Manager Rick Fritsche • Ext. 101 rick@tlbaa.org Membership/Registrations Dana Coomer • Ext. 102 dana@tlbaa.org Administrative Assistant/DNA Specialist: Amelia Gritta • Ext. 100 amelia@tlbaa.org Special Events Pam Robison • Ext. 106 pam@tlbaa.org Accounting Theresa Jorgenson • Ext. 105 theresa@tlbaa.org


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Myra Basham Editor-in-Chief

June 2019 Issue:


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Association News

Chairman’s Message Greetings, Well, spring is upon us and it’s beginning to green up a bit over most of the country. It has been a tough and wet winter for most of us. I am glad this weather is changing for better. Just thought I’d give y’all a little update on some of the things going on around the TLBAA. The office has been running pretty smooth since the first of the year, the staff has really been busy with all the usual registrations, transfers and have been processing over twenty voluntary DNA test per week from January 1 thru March 8, 2019. The Sales and Events department has been getting the last few shows’ information in and already preparing for the World Show. They are also starting to get set for the Horn Showcase 2019 in October, which has the making of one of the best yet. They really deserve a big “Thank You” for all they have been doing this year. Chad Smith, Secretary of the TLBAA and I got to meet briefly with Raquel Gottsch, President, the Cowboy Channel for RFD-TV and Jenna Daley, CMO, on March 1, 2019 in Fort Worth during The American Rodeo which is put on by RFD-TV. The TLBAA had worked with them in 2017 at the Cowboy Christmas in Las Vegas and we would like to see this go on. RFD-TV has agreed to continue talks about working together in the future. I’ll keep everyone posted as things progress. By now, you all should have received the ballots with questions on Board reduction. Please read and respond back with your opinion, your thoughts and enter your comments in the area provided. This is important, and the committee would like any input and suggestions on ways to consider this process. You can contact any committee member listed on the information on the ballot. I feel that we are moving in the right direction and things are leveling out with the association, members and directors, striving to move forward, working together to make it what it should be, about this wonderful breed of cattle, preserving and promoting the Texas Longhorn. Thank You,

Keith DuBose, Chairman of the Board Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America

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Frank Anderson Jr. and III 828 S. Rosemary Dr. • Bryan, TX 77802 (979) 846-8020 • (281) 501-2100 edie.wakefield@gmail.com Beadle Land & Cattle Ray & Bonnie Beadle Los Gatos & Hollister, CA 95032 (408) 834-0110 Ray.Beadle@gapac.com BPT Longhorns Ben & Phyllis Termin Weatherford, TX 817-374-2635 luvmylonghorns@gmail.com Christa Cattle Co. Jason & Louis Christa 2577 FM 1107 • Stockdale, TX 78160 christacattleco@msn.com www.christacattleco.com (210) 232-1818 Dalgood Longhorns Malcolm & Connie Goodman 6260 Inwood Dr. • Houston, TX 77057 (713) 782-8422 dalgood@comcast.net www.dalgoodlonghorns.com Jane’s Land & Cattle Co. John & Jane Thate 418 W. Margaret St. • Fairmont, MN 56031 (507) 235-3467 Kaso, Lisa & Jake Kety Little Ace Cattle Co. P.O. Box 386 • Folsom, LA 70437 (985) 796-3918 ketyfolsom@aol.com McLeod Ranch Michael, Jackie, Mike & Makayla McLeod 355 CR 3031 • Edna, TX 77957 (361) 782-0155 Brennan & Michele Potts Rocking P Longhorns P.O. Box 579 • Emory, TX 75440 (903) 473-2430 Cell: (903) 348-5400 www.rockingplonghorns.com bpotts1@verizon.net Rio Vista Ranch Elmer & Susan Rosenberger 4818 Eck Lane • Austin, TX 78734 (512) 266-3250 • Cell: (512) 422-8336 e-mail: elmer@riovistaranch.com www.riovistaranch.com Triple R Ranch Robert & Kim Richey 21000 Dry Creek Rd. • San Angelo, TX 76901 (325) 942-1198 r3ranch@aol.com www.butlertexaslonghorns.com Westfarms Inc. Dale, Lynette, Leslie & Matt Westmoreland 13529 Hwy 450 • Franklinton, LA 70438 (985) 839-5713 • Cell: (985) 515-3172 e-mail: westfarmsinc@gmail.com Butler Longhorn Museum

(281) 332-1393 info@butlerlonghornmuseum.com www.butlerlonghornmuseum.com Butler Breeder’s Futurity

James K. Turner (936) 689-1914 the5tcorp@yahoo.com www.butlertexaslonghorns.com


HCR at 11 years old.

In Memory Of

HUNTS COMMAND RESPECT May 10, 2000 – Dec 27, 2018 “The Longhorn industry lost a legend today . . . Over the last 18 years Hunts Command Respect has set countless records as well as producing some of the most outstanding bulls in the Longhorn Industry. We have been privileged to own 1/2 interest in this bull for many, many years and are so thankful that Doug and Diane Hunt were gracious enough to share ownership of this outstanding bull with us. Today with heavy hearts we said goodbye to this Grand Old Man. He will be sorely missed, a true Gentle Giant of a Bull.” — Posted by Jamie Briscoe on Facebook 12-27-18.

When the news of Hunts Command Respect’s passing rippled through the industry, there was a collective sense of sadness, followed by reverent reflection. Breeders across the world paused to tip their hats and pay their respects to a bull, whose significant influence

has been undeniable since his very first calf crop. The measure of a great herd sire is much more than color, weight, conformation and size of his horns. The true measure of greatness is when an exceptional bull’s individual greatness is magnified with each succeeding generation. Hunts Command Respect and his progeny are excellent examples. HCR’s first son, Hunts Demands Respect, who died unexpectedly at the age of two, sired 25 offspring, seven of which earned Bronzes. One daughter went on to sell at the Legacy Sale for $65,000. That was just the beginning of Hunts Command Respect’s remarkable journey.


HCR in his yearling year

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Utah native and longtime Longhorn breeder, Doug Hunt, fondly remembers Hunts Command Respect’s humble beginnings, “HCR came into the world a scrawny little calf, the son of a first-calf-heifer. He wasn’t doin’ too well and I almost sold him as a roper. I was trying to fill an order for ropin’ steers and my nephew,


By Tammy Hunt

HCR at 8 years old. Photo by Roger Hutton.

Landon, was in the lane helping me cut calves into two groups, keepers and ropers. HCR was headed to the roper pen, when at the last second I hollered, ‘Keeper! Keeper!’ Those two words and Landon’s quick-footed reflexes changed the history of the Longhorn industry. I’m often asked how I came up with the name Hunts Command Respect. To be honest, I don’t know. Looking back I must have had some inspiration coming up with a suitable name, for a bull that would literally end up commanding the respect of a whole breed of cattle.” When HCR was two, Doug sold half interest to Owen McGill for $3000. One of HCR’s first calf crops was in 2004. Doug recalls the animated call he received, that spring when the calves hit the ground, “Owen called me madder than Hell! He shouted, ‘You’ve ruined me, YOU’VE RUINED ME!’ When I finally calmed him down and asked him, ‘How?’ He exclaimed, ‘I have a whole corral full of little white goats! Their horns come out backwards and are turning back again! I’m ruined!’ I said, ‘Owen, they’re white because most of your cows are white and I’ve been trying to get those laid-back horns for years!’ I told him, it seemed to me the more they laid back, the longer it would take for them to come around. He soon settled down and we were friends again.” In that little crop of white goats, came Top Caliber, Trail Dust, Smoky Diamond & Iron Mike. It was 2 or 3 years later when Doug and Owen, between the two of them, had 52 total offspring of Hunts Command Respect. They took 26 of those to the Horn Showcase and all 26 placed; four of them were champions. Years later Randy & Jamie Briscoe approached Doug, interested in buying Hunts Command Respect. Doug had already turned down multiple offers, because he couldn’t stand the thought of selling him. “He was too much a part of me.” He suggested they contact Owen. “Maybe he would be willing to sell his half interest.” Owen ended up selling his half for $100,000. This was the beginning of a wonderful partnership. Doug says, “Randy & Jamie are great people. I couldn’t of asked for better partners and friends.” Doug has often said, “The greatest thing the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association did for everyone, was going to the trouble of giving us, an official measuring stick, ‘The Horn Showcase.’ “ One of Doug’s favorite HSC

memories happened during the first satellite showcase ever held. That was the year Hunts Command Respect became the first bull, in the history of the breed, to be measured over 70” in his third year. Doug recalls, “Joel Lemley was sent by the association, to do the measurement for the 4 corners area. When the tape showed 70.25” I went ballistic, hoopin’ and hollerin’ until I’m sure everyone around me wondered who that crazy guy was!” Hunts Command Respect was born and raised in the same rugged country made famous, by the likes of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Located in the BLM winter range called Death Valley, it is definitely survival of the fittest whenever a bull or cow thrives in this country. It’s the kind of rough environment that breeds hardiness and longevity into cattle. This is where Doug and his family have run cattle for years, where feed is sparse but memories are plentiful. One such memory of HCR that still makes Doug smile happened one day, when he was riding the range checking on his cows. He saw and made a note that HCR had just bred a cow. Doug started the way back to his truck, about 4 miles away. As he approached his destination, he couldn’t believe his eyes. Somehow HCR had beaten him there and was breeding another cow! Doug chuckles when he says, “He was the breediest bull I have ever seen. In fact his libido was still strong right up until the end.”


Needless to say some of Doug’s other favorite memories go hand in hand with HCR’s finest accomplishments.

FIRST GENERATION • HCR won the Horn Showcase “Senior Get of Sire Champion.” 7 times! • HCR won 32 Bronzes! • HCR is the sire of 19 sons who have sired horned champions! • 2011 Longhorn World Champion “Ultimate Bull” • 2010 “Lifetime Achievement Award” The first time ever awarded to an animal. • HCR has the unique distinction of having 3 different sons holding each of the 3 horn measurement titles . . . AT THE SAME TIME. (See next page)


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Breeding – continued from pg. 11

One of Doug’s favorite daughters of HCR, Hunts Respected Lexi - Taken on 7-11-14, Courtesy of Bentwood Ranch

SECOND GENERATION • Top Caliber became the Longest Composite and TTT bull in history. • Respect Me later beat Top Caliber as the “Longest TTT in the Breed.” • Trail Dust, “Longest Total Horn” • Top Caliber, “Longest Composite Bull” • ECR Miss Rodeo Houston, One time “Longest Twisted Horned Cow” at 116” • Hunts Respected Lexi will be 90” any day. One year, Lexi was the 3rd highest selling cow in the country.

Top Caliber - Courtesy of Cliffhanger Genetics

• Patton 91” TTT Sired by HCR grandson 703 RHF Sharp Shooter • Hustler 969 107” TH, 5 time champion. Sired by HCR grandson LC Bladen • Extractor Multiple Bronze Winner. Sired by HCR grandson Hunts Demand Respect 2 Although the above list is impressive, it does not come close to representing the total number of champions sired by Hunts Command Respect and his progeny. HCR made it possible for Doug to receive the “Dave Evans’ Breeder of the Year Award.” He was also honored

Trail Dust 40 - Courtesy of Sand Creek Ranch

THIRD GENERATION • M Arrow Cha Ching at 134” The longest total horn breeding animal in history. (Sold for $67,000) Sired by HCR son Top Caliber • RZ Shakira Beauty (Sold for $90,000) Sired by HCR son Buzz Saw • Lazy J’s Bowhunter 89.5” The next in line to be 90” Sired by HCR son Hunts HCR Cherry Bomber

FOURTH GENERATION • 3S Danica, the first cow to reach 100” TTT; the highest selling animal ever at the Legacy. Sold for $380,000. Sired by HCR grandson, RM Checkered Flag • TCC Houdini 92.75” TTT Sired by HCR grandson 703 RHF Sharp Shooter 14 | April 2019

ECR Miss Rodeo Houston - Another one of Doug’s favorite HCR daughters. “Great memories and friendships made with all those at El Coyote Ranch.”

to be a two-time winner of the “Horn Showcase Breeder of the Year.” But if you ask Doug what has been the greatest blessing he has received because of Hunts Command Respect, he’ll tell you it was being able to provide for his family. He quickly adds how much of a blessing it has been to meet and work with so many wonderful people around the world. “From the people who work at the TLBAA, to all of the breeders, both new and old and even strangers who stop, with cameras clicking and dozens of questions, it has been an incredible ride sharing Hunts Command Respect with those who have a real love for Texas Longhorns. “It has been very satisfying to watch his influence, as each new generation continues to break industry records.” This “Grand Old Man” truly does command respect now and for generations to come.



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Longhorn Beef




Longhorn beef can be a very rewarding journey. Depending on where you are located, it can be a challenge as well. The degree of effort to establish a market may vary, into the world of

but there are steps that are universal for those considering giving it a try.

LOCATE/CHOOSE A PROCESSOR Availability and options offered by a processor can change how you approach selling your beef. Do your homework on processors within a reasonable drive from your ranch. Keep in mind that while a distance may seem long to you, the time and fuel may still be an investment that reaps rewards in profit on processed animals that are handled and packaged correctly and affordably. Options for finding a processor near you may include: • Search “usda mpi directory” on the internet or in the app store. It allows to search for facilities offering USDA inspection. You may also search your state name along with “meat processors” to find ones that are sate inspected or custom/ niche. • If you know other Longhorn breeders in your region process beef, ask them who they’ve used and how well it worked for them. • Other places to inquire are local butcher or specialty meat shops, with local county agents or at local livestock markets. Once you find possible processors to approach, lead off with the most obvious question first in order to save a lot of time – “Do you process Longhorns?” If the answer isn’t a hard “no”, then start a conversation about the possibility. If the answer is yes, then move to the next question, “What is the longest horn length you will work with?” Once you have established that a processor is willing to work with Texas Longhorns you can move to your next questions. Basic things you need to know include:

What type of inspections do you offer? USDA inspection allows you to sell beyond your state borders, a state inspection confines sales to the state you process in. If you are selling packaged beef, it must be inspected. If you are using it for your family or selling on the hoof and letting the new owner handle the processing, it will be marked “Not For Resale.”

What are my Packaging Options? Traditional freezer paper or vacuum sealed packages are the usual choices. While the clear vacuum packaging costs a bit more, it allows you to know what is in each package at a glance as well as let customers see what the meat looks like. Another aspect of packaging is available cuts. Cuts refers to how the meat is divided. Some choose to grind the whole animal and sell one pound packages of ground beef. There are many options available when it comes to cuts of meat, such as roasts and steaks. You may also want to ask if specialty items are available such as jerky, sausage or hot dogs. Even things like soup bones and bones for your dog are possible. Vic Rodgers of J.M.R. Cattle Company in Van Alstyne, TX, sells his beef by the whole, quarter and half 16 | April 2019


By Myra Basham

How does the delivery process work? This is especially important to Longhorn owners as some processors must put the animal down in the trailer due to lack of facilities that accommodate horns. Billy Stickley of Stickley Cattle Company in Marion, VA, explains, “I normally deliver mine early the morning of processing date. They dispatch mine on my trailer, because they will not fit down their normal chute. This also helps me, as I sell European skull mounts and I can take the head home without a special trip back.” Others have stated that their processors could take animals up to 60” through their processors normal dispatch system. Since many process animals that are less than 30 months, most fall within the required range of horn length.

How does your processing schedule work? Stickley suggests finding out how many animals can be brought to the processor per day and per year. “Setting up a regular processing schedule is important because you don’t want your customers waiting too long or they will lose interest.” Facilities that are too small may not be Clear vacuum packaging allows potential customers to see that while there is able to keep up with your customers’ deless fat, there is still marbling for flavor. mands. On the other hand, a busy facility may have certain time of the year or based on hanging weight. “Will they process one steer month you have to squeeze into if you process in small four different ways? Not everyone wants the same cuts,” numbers. They may even make you call and check right says Rodgers, “so this is really important.” before bringing an animal in. Other things that may factor into packaging is size. Many people prefer ground beef in one pound pack- What are your fees? ages, but you may have reasons to do larger portions. Get a complete list of options available and costs inThickness of steaks is another area you may want to ask volved. Processing fees, cut and wrap fees, extra charges about options. Each processor varies in what they offer. for certain types of packaging - each processor will vary These are all things to know before your reach the pro- and that all plays into your bottom line. cessing stage. A visit to possible processors before committing to

What are my aging options?

Dry aging, or letting the beef hang in a temperature and humidity controlled locker, is the usual method for aging Longhorn beef. Aging time can range from as little as 5-7 days to 2-3 weeks or more. The length of aging time affects the flavor of the beef and sometimes one has to experiment a bit to get the length of time right for the flavor their customers want. The ability or desire of a processor to let your beef age is something you need to ask up front.

Can I have the skull or hide? There is real value in skulls for decoration and hides for rugs or home décor. Longhorn hides with their color variation are especially desirable. If you are interested in these as a source of income, you’d better ask the question up front to assure they will work with you.

bring an animal to the facility, as a first-hand view of the operation may bring up concerns or further questions. If you are uncomfortable with the facility, try to check out others before “settling”.

LEARN THE LEGALITIES Unfortunately, cities, counties, states and the Federal government all have a say in what you must do to sell your beef and it varies depending on how, where, and at what stage of the process you sell it. The only way to avoid red tape is to sell your beef on the hoof and let the new owner handle the order with the processor. This means the purchaser of the beef has a bill of sale dated before the animal was delivered to the processor. It is possible to sell shares this way as well.


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Longhorn Beef If you choose to sell packaged beef, it is imperative to learn what is required of you to legally sell it. At a minimum, selling packaged meat requires a state or USDA inspection. Many states no longer fund state inspections and opt to make available USDA only as it is acceptable in all instances. Farmer’s markets, fairs and other public venues can often their own sets of rules and requirements for selling meat. Do not buy vendor space before asking what the venue requires of you to be able to sell your beef there.

CREATING A MARKET No one except you can build a market for your Longhorn beef. The majority of people, even in areas with a Longhorn population, still do not immediately think of them as a source of beef. Even more important than business cards, signs or advertising is getting people to see that Longhorn beef is nutritious and delicious. Jeremiah Thieman of Lamar, MO, butchered his first Longhorn a couple of years ago, but didn’t decide to pursue selling beef seriously until mid-2018. While he is on track to sell about 1,000 lbs of beef this year, he is accustomed with strange looks when he tells people his beef product is Longhorn. “Probably getting people to give it a fair handshake or as some might say give it the ‘Pepsi Challenge’, explains Thieman. “The public easily recognizes Certified Angus

New Longhorn Beef Producer Brochures Are Now Available!

Join the Registered Texas Longhorn Beef Producer Program and receive 150 brochures free. For more information on the Registered Texas Longhorn Beef Producer Program and how to join see Pg.30

Available to all TLBAA active members for 25 cents each plus postage To order, call 817-625-6241 18 | April 2019

Beef but look at you funny when you offer them Longhorn. I’m up front with consumers and tell them that it’s not your normal beef but in turn, I also enlighten them on the nutritional value and how it compares to other beef.” The majority of Thieman’s customers are from metro areas and they tend to be health conscious or like the idea of less residual grease to deal with. “It’s important that potential clients know the details of how Longhorn beef compares to other beef. It’s not the same and the difference between it and other beef is what makes it attractive to consumers.” Thieman isn’t pushy in his approach and he has acquired customers through casual conversation or wordof-mouth from existing customers. Start slow in your efforts to build a market for your product, no matter how you choose to sell it. Rodgers knew he wanted to sell some of his Longhorns for beef before he bought his first ones. “I grew up helping my great Grandad Daddy Jay raise commercial beef cattle. I retired out of the military and decided I’d start raising cattle again, so I did research on beef cattle prior to buying Longhorns. I liked the idea of the Longhorn cattle having multiple markets, and beef being one of them. After researching the nutritional aspect of Longhorn Beef I was sold. So, from day 1 in our operation, I planned to sell some of our Longhorns as beef” “I wanted to test the demand for Longhorn Beef, so I purchased a few steers that were about 18 months of age, with the intent to hold on to them until they were 24+ months of age, allowing time to let the beef marble. Very important in selling grass fed, grass finished beef. I had two steers I used to test the waters so to speak. I made sure my purchases were only fed grass, not given any shots and healthy. This is what I wanted to start with, so I found a few and put them to pasture. I decided to test the market, so I sold one by the quarter and the other by the package out of the freezer. Both were surprisingly easy to sell. The one by the quarter, I lined up 4 buyers, each paying hanging weight by the pound plus processing. Each customer has given me excellent feedback, giving me the confidence to step up my production. The steer sold by the package, I used in a few different ways. I sold and gave away beef from him. Meaning, I marketed the beef and people bought a lot of it, but in many cases people haven’t tried Longhorn beef, so I gave them some. And in all but one situation they came back and bought more beef. In the situation where I gave beef to someone and he didn’t buy, he said it was good, but he liked fattier meat. No issue with me, I took that as a compliment. I do tell potential customers about the taste difference, to me its better but if someone loves eating fat, they may not like it.” To Rodgers’ surprise, his customer base is both rural and urban. “I initially thought the majority of my customers would be from the city, but the rural people around here also recognize the value of healthiness. Many of my customers have had cardiovascular issues, health issues, weight problems and are looking


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Longhorn Beef – continued from pg. 18 for a healthy option for beef. They hear grass fed beef is healthy, but most of them say its to expensive, so I make it affordable for them.” Rodgers started with two steers last year, is on track to sell six this year and has 11 bull calves slated to steer and sell for beef in 2020. The large up front cost of freezer space limited the number of people willing to buy a whole beef from Stickley. That fact led him to process his first retail Longhorn beef in June 2018, giving customers the option to buy one pound or 50 pounds at a time. “I had some steers that I had been growing out for beef sales. I started advertising on Facebook that coming soon I would have Texas Longhorn beef for sale a couple of months before the sell date. I called around to find a USDA inspected processor. I just got some popular steak cuts such as ribeye, sirloin, and I had the rest ground into ground beef. During my advertising, I included all the nutrition facts about how healthy the Longhorn beef was compared to commercial beef. Once bringing the beef home I sampled everything without any seasoning to what type of product I was promoting and selling so I knew what to tell my customers. The taste I must say was great! I sold the first beef in about 3.5 weeks and waited until it was completely sold before processing another one. That was a long wait because I had customers asking about it, wanting to try it.”

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Facebook, a ranch website and word-of-mouth introduced Stickley’s beef to consumers. He also entered parades and sponsored school events to get in the public eye. Stickley’s current customers are people within a 50 mile radius, a restaurant and a catering company and states he is in process of adding another small restaurant. He is on track to process 26 head per year, but feels like he could easily add 10 more head with additional pasture space and more advertising. For those considering the viability of selling beef, take a look at pg. 30 for more information on the revamped Registered Texas Longhorn Beef Producer program and the marketing efforts they have already begun to put in motion to spread the word about Texas Longhorn beef cattle as a breed and as a finished beef product. Continue reading Trails each month as there is a new beef topic discussed in every issue as well as marketing tips for your business. Visit www.tlbaa.org and click on the beef provider link to find a list of those in the Registered Texas Longhorn Beef Producer Program that may be able to share their experience with you as you get started. You may also reach out to the co-chairs of the beef committee, Charlene Semkin (520) 907-3088 and Freddy Galvan (830) 624-9708.



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By Myra Basham

6 Ways to Lose a Customer Selling a Longhorn is exciting, but having people return to buy more is even more satisfying. Return buyers are not only a boon to your bottom line, but also a testament to the fact that you treated them right the first time. Unfortunately, when people do not return, a seller may often never know why. Here a few things guaranteed to make people hesitant to return:

1. Selling Flawed Animals.

If you know an animal has reproductive, physical, or temperament issues, disclose it in full detail to a potential buyer. Some may choose to go ahead and buy even after the issue is brought to light. However, if they have to invest in vet visits or suffer injury to figure it out after the sale, they will not be back and will likely share their experience with others.

2. Overpricing.

It is understandable that the value you see in an animal may be higher than a buyer deems reasonable. You must remember, though, that as a person is in the industry longer they will start to see what the market is. If they feel they were taken advantage of by you, then they will not be back. Nothing hurts a new breeder more than realizing that the animals they paid a premium for are not worth it when they go to resell them. When they share with others what they paid you for them, it can cause others to doubt your pricing tactics.

3. Exaggerating or Omitting Facts.

This problem shows up in the questions people call and ask the office or post online for answers. While Longhorns are hardy and tough, do not tell buyers that they can “live on nothing” or that you don’t have to vaccinate them or they never have to have help calving. I have personally witnessed a case where a man was told by a seller that Longhorns never had to be fed. That seller did not know, perhaps, that the man had one small lot to put them in and that it was wore down to dirt in no time. Neighbors intervened to let him know that yes, you have to give them hay if you do not have adequate room/grass for them. I’m sure that person never approached that seller again. Similarly, people are shocked to have a Longhorn go down from illness or have calving difficulties. Always remind them that Longhorns are cattle, and while they are hardy and calve easily, they still need care and maintenance.

4. Assuming They Are Prepared.

Just because someone shows up ready to buy a Longhorn, do not assume they know what they are getting into. Take interest in them and ask questions about where they will keep the animal and get an idea of how prepared they are to care for it. Do they realize that it requires a wider trailer as the animals grow longer horns? If they don’t own a trailer, are they aware of the costs involved in having their purchase delivered? Do they have a chute that will accommodate a grown Longhorn? Have they ever handled cattle at all? You do not have to drill them with questions, just show interest in what their plans are and let them answer those questions in the course of natural discussion. Then you can relate examples of what has worked for you or others. Information is free to share and invaluable when your buyers is a first-time or newer owner. Encourage them to call you if questions arise. Even though it is not technically your responsibility, by taking extra interest in your buyer and helping educate them, they are more likely to choose to come back to you for future purchases.

5. Talking Negatively.

Focus on the benefits of owning Longhorns and avoid tales of industry politics or bad experiences you have had. If you feel the need to caution new people about certain things they should avoid, keep it generic.

6. Being Impatient or Arrogant.

You were new to this business once yourself. Be as gracious and helpful as you would have liked your first sellers to be. It’s not just the animals that bring back customers, it’s the interaction with people as well.

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By Mark Gilliland, MD

Johne’s Disease: What Longhorn Breeders Need To Know Johne’s (YO-neez, not Johnnies) disease is a conOnce ingested ,the MAP invades the calves’ small intestagious, fatal disease in cattle transmitted by the fetine and at some point initiates an immune response by cal/oral route — basically when a cow consumes feed the animal to try to clear the disease. This typically fails contaminated by infected manure. It is and the MAP keeps multiplying within the caused by an organism closely related to intestinal wall, resulting in thickening the tuberculosis bacteria in cattle. The from the inflammation. Infected calves Johne’s bacterium is Mycobacterium typically show no sign of disease for avium paratuberculosis (MAP); the 2-5 years. After this incubation petuberculosis bacterium is Mycoriod, infected animals may bebacteria bovis (MB). This disease gin intermittently shedding the has a long asymptomatic peMAP bacteria in manure at riod and a cow can transmit it low levels initially, but ever to other animals in the herd increasing with age. Cows unless the breeder has an with clinical signs of ongoing screening proJohne’s disease shed gram. Most Longhorn billions of bacteria breeders screen for and through their manure promote a Johne’s-free and this serves as a herd as an added value. source of infection Ignoring Johne’s disto others in the herd. With one infected cow showing signs Stage III infection you can ease can have signifiBecause Johne’s expect 6-8 to be Stage II and 10-15 to be Stage I cant negative financial disease has a long Source: Johne’s Disease Newsletter, Winter 2011. ramifications. The folasymptomatic pelowing is the first of two articles which will give you riod, breeders may not realize many others have been the information you need to know about this difficult infected until years have passed. The disease is obviproblem. ous in the final symptomatic phase with chronic diarrhea and weight loss. Ironically, the cow may have been PREVALENCE culled earlier for reproductive failure or raising calves The prevalence of Johne’s disease is unknown in with a failure to thrive. It is truly a sleeping giant unless Longhorn herds but it is primarily a disease of confinethe breeder develops an ongoing monitoring system. ment (68% of dairy herds are infected compared to 10% beef herds) — the higher the animal density, the higher STAGES OF THE DISEASE the incidence. It has been estimated that 3-5% of all new STAGE I Non-detectable infection. This stage occurs cow purchases have subclinical Johne’s disease. That in calves, heifers, and young stock under 2 years means the buyer has a 95-97% chance of introducing of age or animals exposed at an older age. Current it into his herd if he buys 100 cows. Dairy cows are the tests (including fecal culture and serological tests) most highly confined breed with the highest incidence cannot detect infection. of Johne’s so the prevalence of the disease in LongSTAGE II Subclinical shedders. Animals appear healthy horns is probably much less. Over a long period of time, but are shedding MAP in their manure at detectable the incidence is zero only if the breeder never tests his levels. Current blood tests detect less than 50% of herd for it. Not addressing the problem early only magStage II animals. These animals pose a significant nifies the economic consequences later. threat of infection to other animals. Stage II animals TRANSMISSION AND CLINICAL COURSE OF DISEASE may or may not progress over time to Stage III. Johne’s disease typically enters a herd when an inSTAGE III Clinical Johne’s. The infection is more fected but healthy appearing animal is purchased. The advanced with stress precipitating diarrhea and infected cow then sheds the MAP bacteria in manure weight loss despite a normal appetite. These aniand these bacteria can live up to a year on the ground. mals are shedding billions of MAP and fecal/blood If the cow is pregnant, the MAP bacteria may also be detection tests give positive results. passed through colostrum, milk and even blood to an STAGE IV Terminal Animals become extremely thin unborn calf. Calves are more susceptible than cows and may develop bottle jaw. Culled animals for probably because of an immature immune system. continued on pg. 26

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Health – continued from pg. 24

slaughter may not pass inspection for human consumption. In the typical herd, for every Stage IV animal, many other cattle are infected—representing the “tip of the iceberg”

(3) Test all animals over 24 months old every 6-12 months. (4) If you really want an animal that has not been tested, quarantine and test that animal prior to releasing it into your herd.

ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES If Johne’s has been detected in The economic consequences your herd: of having Johne’s disease in a reg(1) The fastest elimination will istered Longhorn herd are several come from testing all animals over fold. First, the chronic infection of Weight loss in spite of a healthy appetite is 24 months old and culling all posithe gastrointestinal tract creates a sign of possible Stage III Johne’s. tive animals and offspring . The key poor nutrient absorption resulting is to understand all the intricacies in increased feed costs. Second, energy used to fight of the laboratory tests before making a decision. the infection reduces overall immunity increasing the (2) Consider all manure infective and reduce buildrisk of secondary diseases — BVD (bovine viral diarrhea), up in pens and pastures BRDC (bovine respiratory disease complex), P13 (para(3) Feed in bunks when possible and frequently influenza) and others. Third, the energy drained cow is move the location constantly fighting the MAP infection and consequently (4) If you feed on the ground , change the location has a lower body condition score, less milk production daily and has fewer ovulations. Subclinical Johne’s may be (5) Clean the cattle working environment frequently. why some cows remain thin while the rest of your herd (6) Reduce cow density and rotationally graze to thrives. Fourth, chronic disease will invariably reduce minimize contact with manure. Do not graze on horn growth— that always costs Longhorn breeders. known contaminated pastures. Finally, the ultimate financial insult is bringing a high If you have a Johne’s positive high priced cow that priced animal home from a sale with subclinical disease you want to keep the genetics in your herd: and she does not produce well and potentially infects (1) Quarantine her from the negative herd your herd. If you unknowingly sell that infected cow to (2) Remove her newborn calf from the positive dam another breeder, then your reputation suffers and future immediately and hand raise at a MAP-free locasales are jeopardized. tion LABORATORY DIAGNOSIS (3) Do not use milk or colostrum of unknown MAP Many infected animals are negative to all existing status to feed the calf tests early in the course of the disease. After the ani(4) Regularly check the calf for Johne’s to insure no mal begins mounting a specific immune response to transmission occurred in utero. the bacteria or shedding bacteria in feces, a diagnosis (5) Talk to your reproductive veterinarian about the via laboratory testing is possible. However, testing for possibility of getting uncontaminated aspirated Johne’s disease is frustrating, expensive and imperfect oocytes to keep the genetics in your herd and at best. The tests can identify the bacteria in feces or then unfortunately taking her to the sale barn if blood, but there are many false positives and negatives. the diagnosis is definitively established. The next article is devoted entirely to laboratory diagnosis as it is complicated and misunderstood for herd Next month we will focus on the interpretation of management. laboratory tests for Johne’s and the added value of having a Johne’s free herd. CONCLUSION Every breeder large and small should have a management plan for prevention and detection of Johne’s. If you have a Johne’s free herd (to your knowledgeor relatively proven by screening tests): (1) Avoid introduction of an untested asymptomatic animal. Since we all start our Longhorn herds by introducing outside animals to our herd from public auction or private treaty purchase, it is best to buy from breeders that have an ongoing screening program with blood and fecal tests. 2) Purchase cows that test negative 30 days before the sale. 26 | April 2019

1. Johne’s Disease: Don’t Bring Home more than you bargained for Oregon State Small farms. Vol 6(4) 2011 2. Johne’s Information center. University of Wisconsin- School of Veterinary Medicine. 3/2010 3. Johne’s disease in Canada: Part I Clinical Symptoms ,pathophysiology ,diagnosis and prevalence in dairy herds Can Vet J. 2006 Sep; 47(9): 874–882. 4. Johne’s Information Center. http://www.johnes.org/general/faqs.html 5. Michael T. Collins, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of WisconsinMadison. http://www.merckvetmanual.com/generalized-conditions/paratuberculosis/overview-of-paratuberculosis 6. Johne’s Disease in Beef and Dairy Herds (V1209 (Revised)). North Dakota State University 7. Johne’s Disease and the ethical dilemma. Steven Hendrick PhD March 19, 2013 by Beef Research



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Paddock Grazing Can Improve Pasture Production Photo courtesy of El Coyote Ranch.

A growing number of stockmen are seeking to improve pasture production by using some kind of rotational grazing. This generally means subdividing their pastures and moving cattle periodically to new segments of pasture and allowing the grazed portion to recover and regrow before returning to it again with the cattle. Jim Gerrish, American Grazinglands Services (Patterson, Idaho) is a grazing consultant who has helped many ranchers implement grazing systems. “In my experience, investments in subdivision fencing and stock water to manage grazing provide some of the best returns on investments of anything we can do in the ranching business,” he says.

Rotating twice a week or even more frequently will typically give you a 30 to 50% increase in land and animal productivity

“The higher the productivity of the land (such as irrigated pasture with good soil), the faster the payoff is going to be. Even on arid rangeland with low to moderate productivity, over time these are still investments that will improve range condition and they do pay for themselves in the long term. On something like irrigated pasture, they pay back very quickly,” says Gerrish. Managed properly, a person can get more production per acre grazing irrigated land than when putting up hay on that land, just because of the greater potential for regrowth. Having more tons per acre for the cattle can help offset the investment in setting up a rotational grazing system. “Ultimately, animal product is what has to pay for it. You either pay for the investment through increased animal product, or by saving other costs while still producing the same amount of animal product. If you can graze for a longer period of time with the same number of animals, the investment gets paid for by reduction in the cost of hay for winter feed. We had one client in Montana who had a $33,000 investment in fencing on winter range, which paid for itself in one year’s savings in hay. So every winter after that first one (that already 28 | April 2019

paid for the fence) was essentially putting $30,000 to $40,000 straight into the profit column,” explains Gerrish. If a person is considering putting in a paddock grazing system and has never done this before, it helps to talk with people who have already done it, look at what other ranchers have done on their pastures, or have a consultant make recommendations on where the fencing and water sources should be located. Someone with experience can help you set up your infrastructure. This can help a person avoid mistakes—being able to set it up correctly the first time. “Almost everybody’s first thought when they decide to change from making hay on their pivots to grazing those fields is to put the stock tank at the pivot center and put the fencing in radial spokes out from the center. But that design has multiple problems, which include the distances you have to run the electric fences, and overgrazing of the area around the water at the center; you are drawing all the animals to that point with that one water source,” he says. “On quarter-section pivots, we’ve seen as much as 5 acres around the pivot center that ends up getting mostly trampled out or just growing weeds because of excessive animal impact. To avoid this, we use the inner circle design, in which we put a circular fence halfway between the pivot center and the outer reach. We put our stockwater on that circle. People see that and wonder why they didn’t think of it,” says Gerrish.

BENEFITS OF ROTATIONAL GRAZING Moving cattle more often, allowing the grazed areas to regrow before coming back to them again, can greatly improve plant health and productivity. “I move my cattle every day, and some people move cattle multiple times per day, but you really start getting into the higher level of benefit when you get the grazing periods down to less than or 3 or 4 days (twice a week rotation). Rotating twice a week or even more frequently will typically give you a 30 to 50% increase in land and animal productivity, compared to rotating every 2 to 3 weeks.” This is why rotating through a series of small


By Heather Smith Thomas

Cattle adapt to rotational grazing quickly and will move readily when changing pastures, eager for fresh forage. paddocks can be looked at as a best management practice, because it increases the land/animal production. This practice can make or save more money. The fact you are on each piece a shorter time and giving it more recovery time is better for the plants. One way to learn more about these practices and learn how to do the financial planning part is to attend a grazing school.

Don’t just figure cost, also calculate money saved. Sometimes just the money saved can pay for the improvements. “Before someone goes out to lay pipeline and build fence, it pays to do a cost-benefit analysis, looking at what your expected added income is going to be and what the additional costs for the practice are going to be.

A person also has to factor in the money saved. We’ve seen situations where the money saved (compared to what they were doing before) can pay for the improvements,” says Gerrish. “One of the examples that we’ve seen is the situations with people who have predominantly grass pastures and are heavily relying on nitrogen fertilizer. If they change to a more intensive rotational grazing, they can establish and maintain a strong legume population in the pastures, and eliminate the need for nitrogen fertilization. The money saved (by not buying fertilizer) is the money that actually pays for the fence and water development. We’ve seen situations like this, where 2 years’ savings in the fertilizer pays for the infrastructure on a per-acre basis. This is called offsetting costs,” he explains.


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A $100 entry fee is required. $100 will be split in a 75% cash payout. Payout schedule will be determined by size of class. Class structures will follow the age divisions of the Longhorn Expo resulting in 9 female classes and 8 bull classes. Animals will enter the ring from youngest to oldest. There will be a five judge panel equipped with DOB’s of all animals. Judges decisions will be final. Owner will be responsible for water tub, feed and shavings. Class winners will receive a banner, grand and reserve champions will receive buckles along with payouts.


Class 1 Born September-December 2018 Class 2 Born July-August 2018 Class 3 Born May-June 2018 Class 4 Born March-April 2018 Class 5 Born January-February 2018 Class 6 Born September-December 2017 Class 7 Born May-August 2017 Class 8 Born January-April 2017 RULES: All cattle must be TLBAA or ITLA registered. All entries must be paid Class 9 Born in 2016 in full ($100 per entry) by May 15, 2019. No change or substitutes of cattle Class 10 Grand Champion Female past due date. No late entries accepted. Judges decision will be final. Class 11 Reserve Grand Champion Female


Class 12 Born September-December 2018 Class 13 Born July-August 2018 Class 14 Born May-June 2018 Class 15 Born March-April 2018 Class 16 Born January-February 2018 Class 17 Born September-December 2017 Class 18 Born May-August 2017 Class 19 Born January-April 2017 Class 20 Grand Champion Bull Class 21 Reserve Grand Champion Bull


All Texas Gold Futurity entries must be postmarked by May 15, 2019 and paid in full. No late entries will be accepted. No change or substitutions after due date. Please send entry and payment to the TLBAA office.


Join Us At The 32nd The 2019 World Expo to be held on June 26 - 30 at the Bell County Expo in Belton, TX. We celebrate our 32nd year, our second in the Belton facility and our first in their new arena which promises to provide the grandeur befitting a World Expo. The 32nd World Expo will feature the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America’s World Show, the Texas Longhorn Breeders of Tomorrow’s National Youth Show, the Texas Gold Futurity, Membership Meeting, Awards Banquet and so much more!  Entries continue to increase year to year with an estimated 10% increase in show entries for the 2018/2019 show season at a comparable time. Thank you to all who participated and helped promote the Texas Longhorn breed in the show ring, the barns, and on social media. Invitations will be mailed out to World Qualifying exhibitors beginning in April. To receive a qualifying invitation, an exhibitor must have exhibited and placed 1st or 2nd in an affiliate or major show throughout the year. There are still a few shows left to get your animal qualified – check the show calendar for an event near you! The Longhorn Expo is much more than a show. It is a celebration of friendships, breeding programs, hard work and of course Texas Longhorns. This 4-day event features numerous activities and learning opportunities for Longhorn enthusiasts of all levels.

National TLBT Youth Show: Our National Youth Show showcases the future of the breed, our youth program - the Texas Longhorn Breeders of Tomorrow. Youth will present females, bulls and steers

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in their respective classes. This year we welcome Randy Allgood as our youth judge. Additional activities will include Livestock Judging; whereby exhibitors will have the chance to compete by judging heifer, bull, steer and cow-calf classes. Gold Merit is a two-part event where exhibitors are requested to keep a record book for the year and give a speech in front of judges. Quiz Bowl tests exhibitor’s knowledge, from agriculture, current news, and health topics. The TLBT General Membership Meeting is the perfect time for youth to get involved as well as the election of new officers. New for this year is the Premier Exhibitor Award which will be presented to a deserving youth member. TLBT members earn points by competing in livestock classes, showmanship, livestock judging, quiz bowl, photography and Gold Merit. To be eligible, a youth must compete in ALL events. The high point youth will win a gorgeous show box sponsored by Deb Lesyk, Cody Himmelreich, Trigg and Traci Moore and Scotty O’Bryan. Don’t miss this great opportunity!


TLBAA World Expo

JUNE 26-29, 2019

TLBAA World Show:

Photography Contest:

Our World Show will feature divisions including Haltered, Free, Trophy Steer and Miniature. This year’s judges are: Open Haltered - Kipp Brown, Non-Haltered – Rodney Finch, Trophy Steer – Ron Garison, John Oliver and Larry Smith.

The Photography Contest returns with a new theme this year; your interpretation of “Generations”. The cost to enter is $10 per submission.

Senior Heifer Sale:

Graduating seniors present their animal and actively market to raise money for their college education at the Senior Heifer Sale. We hope you will attend and raise your hand for a good cause.

Breeder’s Memorial: We give tribute and honor to those who have passed during the year.

Awards Banquet:

Texas Gold Futurity: We are thrilled to host the 2019 Texas Gold Futurity in conjunction with the TLBAA World Expo on Thursday June 27th at 4pm. Established in 1984, the Texas Gold Futurity allows breeders an opportunity to present animals in their respective classes for evaluation by a panel of five judges who score them based upon TLBAA Breed Guidelines.  The high and low scores from the judges are thrown out, and the remaining three scores are averaged, with the highest score winning the class. Our judges: Rodney Cooper, Keith DuBose, Lana Hightower, Scotty O’Bryan, and David Wars. Futurities are an excellent opportunity to showcase and promote your young animals. New for this year is a class for 2016 females. The fee to enter is $100 with a 75% cash payout determined on size of class. In addition to the payout, class winners will receive a banner with grand and reserve winners receiving buckles. Enter now through May 15th. Visit tlbaa.org for more information or look for the entry form in this issue.

The awards banquet will be held in a new venue on the Expo grounds this year. Due to the overwhelming attendance at last year’s banquet, this year’s event will be in the Assembly Hall, located near the Garth Arena. It promises to be a great banquet - full of awards, recognition, and great food. Tickets are $35 each; reserve yours today.

Volunteer: The World Expo also needs YOUR help! There are numerous opportunities for you to volunteer your time and expertise. Please feel free to contact the TLBAA office if you would like to add your name to the list of those having the time and willing to help at this year’s event. You may call the office at 817-625-6241 or email, salesandevents@tlbaa.org.

Here’s what to do: Get involved; exhibit, volunteer, sponsor or support the 2019 World Expo!

Membership Meeting: All TLBAA members are encouraged to attend the Membership Meeting. This meeting provides another opportunity to discuss industry issues and best practices. Day and time to be announced.


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SPONSOR JUNE 27-29 BELTON, TX TOP HAND - $1,000 • 2 Full page ads in Show Program • 8 Banquet tickets • 2 - 4’x6’ BYOB banners displayed in Arena • 1 Custom E-blast

CHAIRMAN - $750 • 1 Full page ad in Show Program • 6 Banquet tickets • 1 - 4’x6’ BYOB banners displayed in Arena

BREEDER - $500 • 2 Half page ads in Show Program • 6 Banquet tickets • 1 - 4’x6’ BYOB banners displayed in Arena

EXHIBITOR - $300 • 1/2 page ad in Show Program • 4 Banquet tickets • 1 - 4’x6’ BYOB banners displayed in Arena

YOUTH - $200 • 1/4 page ads in Show Program • 2 Banquet tickets • 1 - 4’x6’ BYOB banners displayed in Arena

ARENA BANNER DISPLAY - $125 • 1 - 4’x6’ BYOB banners displayed in Arena

CLASS SPONSORS - LIMITED • Overall Champion $100 • Division Champion $75 • Division Reserve Champion $50 • Class Sponsor $30 (includes recognition in Show Program)

PROGRAM ADVERTISING • Full page ad $200 • 1/2 page ad $120 • 1/4 page ad $60

All sponsors participating at the $150 level and higher have the opportunity to include their brand/logo on the official 2019 World Show T-Shirt. Deadline is May, 1 2019.

CONTACT 817-625-6241 salesandevents@tlbaa.org

Texas Longhorn Breeders of Tomorrow



Hey TLBAA members! April fools! Guess what that means? Three more months till the TLBAA World Show! June is a hot month but the fact that Autobahn and World Show is that month, makes it so exciting! There will be something extremely exciting happening at the World Show which is the.... drawing of the heifer donated by Rodney and Patti Mahaffey! These are two marvelous breeders in our longhorn circuit and I can’t help but thank them for their generosity to the TLBT!     TLBT members, be sure to be selling those raffle tickets! The more people you ask, the more you sale and the better your chance is of winning the January 2019 calf!       The TLBT is only growing and with good funds, that will only help the youth even more. TLBT members, know that our association is growing so much and promoting our breed will make it grow even more. The TLBT is a life changing experience and I will say that it has truly made me grow as a leader and an exhibitor. From showing longhorns to learning from successful breeders to talking to visitors at fairs, I have learned so much while I have been in the TLBT. There have been quite a few times I have came across junior showmen that show cattle who are interested in showing longhorns. I love seeing new faces in the TLBT and new people that are so passionate about learning just like I am. I am so blessed to be in such a wonderful organization!

Gabby Curtis

TLBT OFFICER SPOTLIGHT: TLBT Officer Position: Senior Director Age: 17 1.) Why did you join the TLBT? I joined the TLBT because my mom ended up coming to me with two Longhorns and I found out there was great opportunities. 2.) What is your favorite Longhorn show, and why? My favorite Longhorn show is Fort Worth Stock Show because there are so many people there and I always have fun.! 3.) What is your favorite Longhorn color and pattern? Red and white speckled. 4.) Where did you earn your first award? What type of award? Brenham, I got 3rd with my steer and 3rd in showmanship. 5.) What is your funniest TLBT moment? Untucking Mathew and Lainey’s shirt right before they go in the ring. 6.) What has been your biggest challenge showing Longhorns? Dodging the horns because I’m so used to showing commercial cows.

TANNER MADDOX 7.) What is your favorite movie? Benchwarmers 8.) Do you enjoy showing Longhorns? Why? Yes, because I found so many opportunities in the Longhorn program. 9.) What person has influenced you the most? Cheryl Yarborough 10.) If you were going to be turned into a mythical creature, what would you want to be? A leprechaun 11.) What is your favorite season? Why? I would say spring because it’s not too hot but not too cold. 12.) What is your favorite quote? Why? Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘til your good is better and your better is best. -St. Jerome 13.) What do you want to be when you grow up? Commercial Diver (Welder) 14.) What is the best part about being a TLBT member? Getting to experience all the good moments with my friends. 15.) What advice would you give a newcomer to TLBT? To not give up even when the times get hard or the horns catch you. Just push through the pain and get better.


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Texas Longhorn Breeders of Tomorrow TLBT MEMBER SPOTLIGHT:

Lauren Sharer 1.) How long have you been in the TLBT? I have been in the TLBT for about a year now. I started showing Longhorns my junior year and I always wish I started way before that! 2.) What has been your favorite TLBT moment? My favorite TLBT moment would probably have to be winning my first Grand Champion title with my bull, TL Slovak! It was his first show and he was the youngest in his class so it was a big deal for us. 3.) What is your favorite show and why? My favorite longhorn show would definitely have to be the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. It is such a fun atmosphere and it’s close to home! 4.) What do you think the most important trait to look at in a Longhorn is and why? I think the most important traits to look for in a Longhorn is structural correctness from the ground up, natural muscling, as well as taking into consideration color and horn. 5.) What is your favorite Longhorn’s name and why is he/she your favorite? My favorite Longhorn is named Pickle. She was my first Longhorn and she taught me so much, but she also sparked my love for showing Longhorns!  6.) Who is your role model? One of my biggest role models in the Longhorn industry is Jimmie Quintana. She has always been ready to help me with whatever questions or concerns I have had since day one. I definitely would not be at the point I am without her help and guidance through it all! 7.) What do you want to be when you grow up? When I grow up I want to be a Veterinarian, mainly focusing on orthopedics. I plan to attend Tarleton State University this fall and major in animal science. 8.) What is your superhero name and what would be your super power? If I was a superhero my name would be Rechargica and I would be able to “recharge” anytime i’m tired without having to sleep. (This would come in very handy on show day!) 9.) If you opened a store, what would you sell? If I opened a store it would be a cute little bakery that has all kinds of sweets with a clever name to go along with it.


Meet Chaparral Night Star, DOB 1/27/19. This little cutie has the pedigree to be a fine producer when her show career is over. What a great start or addition to some youth’s herd! She will be given to the TLBT member selling the most raffle tickets. Don’t give up! There’s still time to sell before the World Show! 36 | April 2019



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WAIVER/CONSENT FORM The Horn Showcase Sale (HSS) assumes no responsibility for any guarantee made by the consignor. All guarantees are strictly between the consignor (seller) and the buyer. HSS is not responsible for the health or safety of any animal consigned to the sale. This includes loss of life, loss by theft or other perils. All consignors must comply with the rules and regulations. The undersigned hereby agrees to conditions of the sale and agrees that all guarantees are between seller and buyer. The undersigned further agrees to indemnify and hold harmless HSS, sale employees and duly authorized representatives from any and all claims, demands, causes of action or liabilities of any nature which may arise from or in any way relate to the Horn Showcase Sale. The undersigned agrees that if the buyer is unable to accept delivery because of Interstate health requirements, the consignor, not HSS or its management, shall be responsible for refund or adjustment. Health Requirements: All animals 12 months of age and over are required to have a negative tuberculosis test not more that 30 DAYS prior to the sale. All female cattle 18 months of age and over must be tested negative for Brucellosis not more than 30 DAYS prior to the sale. Each health certificate should have the animal clearly identified by lot number, name, and private herd number. Please make certain that all breeding age animals are palpated by a licensed Veterinarian. Pregnancy status is a requirement of the sale and must be noted on the health certificate.

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TLBAA Horn Showcase

Horn Showcase Satellite Measuring: What You Need To Know Horn Showcase satellite measuring locations allow those unable to bring their animals to the Horn Showcase in Lawton, Oklahoma, the opportunity to enter the event and obtain an official measurement that will go on that animal’s record. Satellite locations are secured across the country with the hope that one will be convenient for those members wishing to enter the event.

HOW TO BECOME A SATELLITE LOCATION A facility needs to have a chute and other holding pens to properly contain an animal so the measuring crew can work and obtain the measurements safely and accurately. You will need to secure a minimum of FOUR individuals on your measuring crew. Everyone will need to watch the “How to Measure Horns” tutorial video that can be found on the TLBAA website. After viewing the video, each person will fill out and sign an “Official Measuring Team” form attesting to the fact the video was watched and understood. This form is returned to the TLBAA office and kept on file. In no case can an owner or employee measure their own animal, so make sure you have plenty of people on your team.

WHEN DO YOU MEASURE? All satellites will hold their measurements on the weekend prior to Horn Showcase. For this year, that will be September 28 and 29. Once approved, your location will be advertised as a satellite so that other members are aware of the opportunities in their area. It is up to you to decide what else to do connected with your measuring day. Several people set up lunches, farm tours – it is up to your imagination and we are happy to promote your event.

WHAT ABOUT SUPPLIES? Each satellite location will be provided with an official tape measure, string and cutting dikes. This will be sent to you a couple of weeks in advance of the event. The TLBAA office will supply you with a list of entrants scheduled to come to your location. The type of measurement will be listed as well. Each animal can enter one, two or three types of measurements – Tip to Tip, Total Horn,

and Composite. Additionally, for those that qualify, they may enter the Twist measurement. After obtaining the measurements and filling in the numbers, the form is returned to the TLBAA office by no later than noon on the following Monday.

SATELLITES VS. GOING TO LAWTON Many choose to just compete in Horn Showcase via the satellite measurement sites. Everyone entering is eligible to win a bronze or a buckle (your choice) if they are first in their class no matter where they are measured. Satellites are often the choice for those not wanting to trailer their animal a long distance or if the Horn Showcase weekend is not convenient for travel. However, for those that choose to enter Horn Showcase and come to Lawton, there is so much more to do! Being measured in Lawton allows you to know almost immediately how you placed in your class. Coming to Lawton also gives you the opportunity to enter the Horn Showcase Futurity and earn prize money. A five panel team of judges evaluates the whole animal with scores between 60 and 80. The low and high scores are dropped. Depending on the size of class, first place payouts are often over $1,000. Those animals that are entered in both a measuring class and the Futurity are also eligible to win a Superior Award. Other activities in Lawton include Bull Alley which is your chance to examine the top bulls in the industry and buy semen at a show special price. It is also your opportunity to purchase your next cow at the Bred and Owned consignment sale. The Horn Showcase banquet is also a popular event to attend.

OK, I’M IN! I WANT TO HOST A SATELLITE, NOW WHAT? All you need to do is contact the TLBAA office, 817-6256241 or salesandevents@tlbaa.org. You can also contact the Horn Showcase Committee satellite liaison, Ron Bailey, 254-534-1886 or ron@fmblandandcattle.com. Below are listed those satellites already lined up for the 2019 Horn Showcase. Check the TLBAA website often as more locations are added.

2019 TLBAA Horn Showcase Satellite Locations as of 3/13/19 Sanger, CA: Warren Dorathy, Caballo Bravo Longhorns 9/28/19 Westville, FL: Terry King Greenleaf, KS : Joe Sedlacek, Lazy J Longhorns 9/29/19, 1:00 pm - Longhorn chili and drinks Pittsburg, KS: Todd McKnight, Cedarview Ranch Saint John, KS: Patrick Gleason, Big Valley Longhorns Big Timber, MT: Dave Hodges Killdeer, ND: Chad Smith, Smith Longhorns Barnesville, OH: Darol Dickinson, Dickinson Cattle Co. 9/28/19, 2:00 pm - Customer Appreciation Day all day Overbrook, OK: Bob & Pam Loomis Rapid City, SD: Gordon Howie 9/28/19, 10:00 am - followed by lunch Fayetteville, TX: Richard Filip, Bentwood Ranch

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Lufkin, TX: Brent & Cindy Bolen, Bolen Longhorn Ranch Somerville, TX: Darlene Aldridge, Star Creek Ranch Taft, TX: Chris Clark, Circle Double C Ranch Kingsville, TX: Felix Serna, El Coyote Ranch Llano, TX: John Marshall, Blue Ridge Ranch Taylor, TX: Keith Hagler, Hagler Ranch Whitewright, TX: Rhonda Poe Rosebud, TX: Jay Mullinax, Brazos Rose Ranch 9/28/19, Lunch and ranch tours Sugar Land, TX: Todd Taylor, Taylor Cattle Company Saint George, UT: Doug Hunt Falling Waters, WV: Justin Henry, Double H Ranch



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Animal Name Owner Payout* Princess Class Entries (DOB June - July 2018) 6/30/18 MISS WANETA JUNE David & Angie Wulf $475 7/4/18 SNAP CRACKLE POP John & Christy Randolph $333 6/17/18 TINY DANCER PLB Phil & Lisa Baker $285 6/20/18 BCR YES I IZZ 811 Bill & Suzanne Torkildsen $190 7/7/18 BCR PATCHES 818 Bill & Suzanne Torkildsen $143 Class 1 Entries (DOB April - May 2018) 4/15/18 TANGO TWIST 852 Bob & Pam Loomis $400 4/23/18 DUNN SAID ENUFF Nancy Dunn $280 4/13/18 EXTRA ADORABLE BCB Brent & Cindy Bolen $240 4/13/18 DBL-K HIGH SENA WIND Kathy Palladini $160 4/14/18 FHR THE DUCHESS Dale Metz $120 Class 2 Entries (DOB February - March 2018} 3/18/18 EVERYTHING NICE BCB Brent & Cindy Bolen $460 3/10/18 DREAM BIG BCB Brent & Cindy Bolen $403 3/1/18 MB ERSA MB Longhorns $245 3/10/18 DUNN PRETTY ENUFF Nancy Dunn $230 2/2/18 CK SWAG’S MILLION Brett & Teresa Krause $173 3/31/18 SR 007’S MISTY 899 Lynn & Josie Struthoff $115 Class 3 Entries (DOB December 2017 -January 2018) 1/1/18 MAGIC SWAGG BCB Brent & Cindy Bolen $350 1/2/18 DUNN FAST LANE Nancy Dunn $250 1/10/18 SR CLOUT’S ISLA 800 Lynn & Josie Struthoff $150 Class 4 Entries (DOB October - November 2017) 10/23/17 SWAGGERS FLOWER GIRL HCL Mikeal Beck $390 11/1/17 DUNN DINERO Nancy Dunn $260 10/30/17 DUNN PORTFOLIO Nancy Dunn $195 11/1/17 DUNN FIRE ALARM Nancy Dunn $130 Class 5 Entries (DOB August - September 2017) 8/1/17 BL BWANA’S TANGO Bob & Pam Loomis $280 9/21/17 BL KAYLIE Bob & Pam Loomis $200 9/6/17 SR CLOUT’S ELLIE 796 Lynn & Josie Struthoff $120 Class 6 Entries (DOB june - July 2017) 7/2/17 KETTLE’S OJO John & Christy Randolph $280 7/30/17 DUNN DESTINY Nancy Dunn $200 6/16/17 JTW KINDLE FIRE Mikeal Beck/ Austin Rohr $120 Class 7 Entries (DOB March - May 2017) 5/27/17 DUNN HIGH COTTON Nancy Dunn $450 4/11/17 SENAMON SPICE Kathy Palladini $300 4/5/17 CK BUZZ N BEE HAPPY Brett & Teresa Krause $225 4/1/17 SR CLOUT’S ADELE 725 Lynn & Josie Struthoff $150 Class 8 Entries (DOB December 2016 - Feburary 2017) 2/22/17 RB STORMY MORNING Terry & Kathy Bruner $225 1/26/27 PRINCESS ENUFF BCB Brent & Cindy Bolen $150 Class 9 Entries (DOB October - December 2016) 10/23/16 RIVERFORKS OH 50 PRETTY Terry & Tammy King $180 10/11/16 SWEET RIVER QUEEN BCB Brent & Cindy Bolen $120 Class 10 (DOB June-Aug 2016} 8/16/16 GLR BEAUTIFUL MEMORY Gary & Lisa Rossow $75






Grand Champion Heifer: Miss Waneta June, David & Angie Wulf 1. Princess Class Winner & Grand Champion winner David and Angie Wulf with Class Sponsors Justin and Alexandria McNeece, JHM Longhorns. 2. Class 1 & 5 Winners Pam & Bob Loomis, Loomis Longhorns. Presented by Brent Bolen 3. Class 2 & 3 Winners Cindy & Brent Bolen with class sponsors Tracey & Rick Friedrich 4. Class Winner Mikeal Beck and Brandi Shukers, Holy Cow Longhorns with Class Sponsors Tammy and Terry King 5. Class 6 Winners Dylan Skarpa and John Randolph, Lonesome Pines Ranch 6. Class 7 winner Nancy Dunn, Rolling D Ranch and Class Sponsor Azinger/Wehring Partnersip represented by Steve Azinger 7. 6 Cow Patty Bingo winner Doreen Hickman with Marion Woolie, Wild Wing Ranch

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Sale Results

2019 CATTLE BARON’S PREMIER LONGHORN SALE RESULTS February 23, 2019 • Navasota, Texas Auctioneer: Joel Lemley • Sale Host: TLBGCA 1

Sale Results Submitted by Rick Friedrich Photos by Hired Hand Software



Volume Buyers: Elizabeth & Steve Fritz High Lot Buyer: Brent & Cindy Bolen High Lot Seller: Jennifer Jones & Homer B Reeves Jr. John Stockton Award: Steve Azinger







OTHER HIGH SELLING LOTS: $4,300 – Lot 2 - First Lady 61 $4,000 – Lot 88 - Four Star Hotel $3,750 – Lot 18 - BL Sadie $3,750 – Lot 29 - Rio Bravo Way $3,500 – Lot 70 - High Over $3,500 – Lot 103 - Jesta Cowgirl $3,250 – Lot 27 - BL Tinker Doll $3,200– Lot 59 - SDR Concealed Cuba $3,100– Lot 95 - LAR Smoke’n Fine 2114



1. John Stockton singing The Cattle Call before the Saturday Sale. 2. The Steers for Students program gave away its first two steers this weekend to Jaylin Krimmel and Libby Butterfield. The steers were donated by Brent and Cindy Bolen, Bolen Longhorns and Mikeal Beck and Brandi Shukers, Holy Cow Longhorns. 3. Suzanne and Brian Brett, Brett Ranch 4. Martin and Donna Robeson, Robeson Ranch 5. Lots of faces, both familiar and new. 6. Commentator Bear Davidson & Auctioneer Joel Lemley







7. Class 7 Winner Kathy Bruner with Christy and John Randolph, Lonesome Pines Ranch 8. Brent Bolen, Bolen Longhorns; Futurity Judge Becca Vizza, Sale Host Rick Friedrich, Futurity Judge Bracy Wars, Futurity Judge James Wilkins and Sale Host Steve Azinger, Lazy A Ranch. 9. Class 8 Winner Gary and Lisa Rossow, Grow Em Long Ranch 10. Social and Futurity awards at the home of George & Peggy Wilhite.

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AFFILIATE UPDATES Expand Your Market After a few disappointing Longhorn sales, some breeders are thinking about calling it quits. A better choice might be to look for NEW MARKETS. You can only sell so many cows “to each other”. The upper Midwest could GORDON HOWIE provide relief. The number of Longhorn enthusiasts is growing, and new breeders PRESIDENT GKHOWIE@YAHOO.COM are looking for quality cattle. Several years ago, when I mentioned Texas Longhorns, people would roll their eyes. Now that they have begun SEEING some good cattle, their eyes are big and open wide! Many are beginning to develop herds of their own. Longhorn fever is very contagious, and it is impacting the ‘North Country’. A few years ago, we began talking about ways to promote Texas Longhorn cattle in our part of the country. We started with the first-ever World Qualifying Show about 4 years ago at the Central States Fair in Rapid City, South Dakota. It was a huge success. Producers from several states participated, and the event was very well received by the public. The newest affiliate of the TLBAA, the Great Plains Texas Longhorn Association, is dedicated to promoting Texas Longhorn cattle and helping producers show, sell and profit. Great Texas Longhorn cattle have been coming from the upper Midwest for years. One cow that comes to mind was sold at the Legacy Sale only AFTER she had been cloned, leaving the previous owner with 3 exact duplicates. I know this cow well. She was born and raised in South Dakota. I bought her (in partnership with JBR Longhorns) at the Legacy Sale. Other amazing cows and bulls from our area are still a secret to the Longhorn community. That is changing. The Top Hand Invitational Longhorn Sale (August 17, 2019) is an opportunity for breeders from deep in the heart of traditional Texas Longhorn country to “show their stuff” to a new, growing, enthusiastic market. You will find more information on this sale, as well as several Longhorn events sponsored by the GPTLA at https://ghowie.com/longhornevents. The GPTLA is hosting its 4th World Qualifying Show, and two separate measuring events this year. Come north… meet some new breeders, see Mt. Rushmore, the Badlands and the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. And… bring your trailer & cows!!!


The Longhorn show at the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo was a huge success. We had 406 total entries. Almost twice the entries than previous years, so we must be doing something right. The weather was chilly but nothing compared to ice storms in the past. Burritos we available on Saturday morning and donuts on Sunday, along with coffee and hot chocolate.  We had last show in the Texas DENNIS URBANTKE Trifecta contest and Cody Himmelreich was the winner of the $1000 prize money.  PRESIDENT We are planning and looking forward to our show in Coleman, Texas.  It is called 325-655-3500 Great Western Trail Days Longhorn Show. It is April 26-28, 2019.  Entry packets are available online at www.greatwesterntraildays.com. The dead line for entries is April 12, 2019.  You can also go online to www.westtexaslonghorns.com for information and updates.  Also, as a reminder, we also have the West Texas State fair in September. 


During a recent teleconference with the Directors, it was agreed to postpone the Spring Select Sale, Annual Meeting and Heifer Jackpot until June 1st. We are still within the guidelines of our by-laws for the annual meeting and we are sincerely hoping that winter will be long gone by then. The winter has been extremely hard on many of the breeders and their herds and the cost of hay quite high. It was DEB LESYK decided that maybe by June we would see that beautiful green grass and the herds PRESIDENT would be looking their best again. New deadline for sale consignments is April 306-867-9427 20th, and entries for the Yearling Heifer Jackpot will be May 10th. It’s also time to renew your memberships for 2019. Please check the CTLA website for current updates. The sale will be offering a good selection of yearling bulls, yearling heifers and bred cows, many with calves at side. Join us in Saskatoon on June 1st.


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The Southeastern Longhorn Association (SETLA) is an affiliate of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America and was founded in 1983 by a small group of breeders east of the Mississippi who found a common love for the Longhorn breed. Our members include hobby breeders, as well as serious breeders who have made raising Longhorns their business. We invite you to become a part NEAL MARAMAN of our organization and experience the excitement of this magnificent breed! PRESIDENT On Saturday, February 16th, the members of SETLA held a meeting at Kickback NSMARAMAN@GMAIL.COM Ranch, a new and upcoming campground and event center located in Ramer, AL, just south of Montgomery. Reid Tolar, the newly elected Region 5 Director for the TLBAA, presented the topics that were brought up at the general membership meeting in January and had great discussions with the members that got everyone up-to-speed on the new happenings within the association. We elected Neal Maraman as the new President of SETLA and Terry King will serve as his Vice-President. We also elected new board members and had a lot of great discussion about the future of SETLA. We have great plans to expand the love for the Texas longhorn breed in the southeastern United States. We are looking forward to having at least one additional event for our members this summer and we have exciting plans to offer many ranch tours and educational seminars in the near future. Just around the corner is the Southeastern Winchester Futurity that is being held in Lexington, KY in conjunction with the Bluegrass Longhorn Sale, presented by Hudson-Valentine Auctions. It is being held on the weekend May 24th - 25th and many of the SETLA members have already mentioned that they will be participating and volunteering in the events. SETLA plans to have a booth and plans to sell t-shirts and other promotional items in an effort to bring awareness to the association and encourage potential new members to join. If you are free that weekend, we would love for you to make plans to come to Kentucky for the futurity and sale. We know you will have a great time!



The NTLA Spring Sale is the 38th consecutive sale and will be held on Saturday May 18, 2019 at 10 a.m. in Beatrice, Nebraska, just 25 miles north of the Kansas border on Hwy 77.   If you are unable to attend the sale please consider bidding online on the hiredhandlive.com website. Haulers will be available for your transportation needs.    You will find the catalog on nebraskatla.com and consignments on hiredhandlive.com. Catalogs mailed out per your request. This will be the 2nd year to allow Futurity Heifers in this sale. Following will

be a noncatalog sale.  Sale contacts: President-Paul Schlecht (402)719-7317, Vice-President-Justin Georges (402)580-0209,     The Nebraska State Fair World Qualifying Show will be held the weekend of August 23-25.  The NTLA offers incentives to anyone exhibiting a steer at the Trophy Steer show. Please consider bringing your trophy steer this year.    Contact Delwin Smeal (402)568-2407.We hope to see you at the Nebraska State Fair this year. If you are able to exhibit at any of these World Qualifying Shows in 2019 you can partake in the “From the Mountains to the Plains Show Circuit”.  World Qualifying shows part of this circuit are in Douglas, WY, Grand Island, NE, Pueblo, CO and Albuquerque, NM. Exhibitors at these shows are eligible to earn points which could earn you dollars back into your checkbook at the end of the 2019 show season.  Contact Justin Georges for more information - (402)580-0209. 


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In Memoriam

Lee Sherman Ragains

March 14, 1932 - February 19, 2019 Lee Sherman Ragains, son of Elmer C Ragains and Gladys Case Ragains was Born March 14, 1932, In North Platte, Nebraska. Lee lived on his Lone Wolf Ranch in Sallisaw the past 10 years. On February 19, 2019, his Lord and Savior moved him from the Vian Nursing Home into his Home in Heaven. A Rancher his entire life, Lee expressed two wishes in recent years #1, that he would be able to continue to actively Ranch “until I either dropped dead or run out of money” and #2, that “when I reach out to take the hand of Jesus I don’t want anyone or anything to get in my way”. He got his way on both accounts. Lee was a Real Cowboy in the truest sense. In his early years Lee competed in rodeos as a bareback rider. After his Service in the Army in Germany he went to Colorado State University on the GI Bill Graduating in

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1963 with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. While attending CSU Lee was on the Rodeo Team. Lee was an Accomplished Veterinarian, life time Rancher and for the past 40 Years raised Registered Longhorn Cattle not because they were the most profitable breed but because they typify tough determined resiliency much like Lee did over his long life. His wife was always at his side helping him continue to pursue his passion for Ranching. The two of them ran a herd of well over 200 head of Registered Texas Longhorn cattle without having any regular hired help right up to February 9, 2019 when they were helping a young bull that was down struggling with a horn stuck deep in the mud. His wife had to help him walk back to the tractor and later Lee ended up in the ER. Lee is survived by his Wife Linda, Daughter, Susan Muller & husband Bill, Grand children Amanda & Matthew, Son, Mike Ragains & wife Nancy, Grand Children Michaela, Brianna & Nick, Daughter Lesa Ragains Oyler & husband Ted & Granddaughter Annie, Step Son Joey Larrabee & wife Patty, Granddaughters Amy & Amanda and Many Great-Grandchildren. Lee Chose not to have a Funeral Service but it is the hope of his wife and family that we would reflect on his life and think about the important things that really matter; our relationship with our God, dedication to our families through good and bad times and living with a focus on how we can help to Point the Way to our Lord and Savior to anyone who doesn’t know Him. Lee wanted his ashes to be scattered in the pasture on Lone Wolf Ranch. The world would be a better place if filled with hard working, dedicated, honest, people like Dr.Lee Ragains. A Rancher, a Veterinarian, a Mason, a Shriner, Army Veteran, Rodeo Competitor but Most Importantly he was a Christian and Loved the Lord. To learn more about Lee visit their website www.lonewolfranch. net and Please don’t miss the “Free Gift” tab. Cremation is under the direction of Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Service in Sallisaw, OK.



By Randy Witte

Texas Longhorns Still Popular At Denver’s National Western The Texas Longhorn cattle drive through downtown Denver has marked the beginning of the city’s National Western Stock Show for the past dozen years. And each year a frontpage photo of the cattle has appeared the following day in the Denver Post. This year a picture of the cattle appeared in the Post and also the Wall Street Journal. One edition of the Journal had the photo on the front page. Another edition had the photo and caption on page five. The Journal has a regular column titled “Heard on the Street.” The editors tagged the cattle photo “Herd on the Street.” The 112th National Western ran January 12-27 and the Longhorns were part of it all from beginning to end. They were displayed prominently on the show grounds for much of the festivities, played a role in the National Western’s Wild West Show, and appeared during several evening performances of the PRCA rodeo. The parade and show cattle are supplied each year by Silverado Ranch under the auspices of Stan Searle and Gary Lake, Monument and Ellicott, Colorado. Parade attendance this year was estimated at more than 80,000. The National Western Texas Longhorn Show was held January 25 and 26 in the heart of the historic National Western stockyards. The show is produced jointly by the TLBAA’s Mountains and Plains affiliate and the ITLA’s Mountain States affiliate. This year’s show saw Gary Lake judge the youth division and ITLA Pres. Larry Smith II of Celina, Tex., judge the open haltered and non-haltered shows. Youth Show As usual, the youths opened the competition and were popular with spectators. Scott and Jodie O’Bryan of Belvidere, S.D., nearly produced the youth show in its entirety, providing cattle for six classes that were shown by Harlie and Jimmie Gulbraa. Tammy Delyea of Douglas, Wyo., completed the show with a nice heifer, Darlene 81 (Saltillo Super Smooth 62 x 5 Claira Mae) shown by Mac and Emma Velazquez. Mac took the Pee Wee showmanship title, Emma won the Junior showmanship, and Jimmie and Harlie were co-winners of the Senior. Class winners: Females born March through April preceding calendar year of National Youth Show—Rodeo Caroline (Rodeo Thrill x Legends Caroline)owned by O’Bryans and shown by Jimmie Gulbraa. Females born January through February preceding calendar year of National Youth Show— Rodeo Jimmi (Rodeo Thrill x WLR Jim’s Deborah 105), owned by O’Bryans and shown by Harlie Gulbraa. Females born September through December of second preceding calendar year of National Youth Show—Irish Thrill (Rodeo Thrill x Pecos Legend), owned by O’Bryans and shown by Harlie Gulbraa. Females born January through April of second preceding calendar year of National Youth Show—Obryans Roan Thrill (Rodeo Thrill x Obryans Rodeo Toro), owned by O’Bryans and shown by Jimmie Gulbraa. Bulls born March through April preceding calendar year of National Youth Show—Obryans White Legend (Rodeo Thrill x Legends Caroline 2), owned by O’Bryans and shown by Jimmie Gulbraa.








1. Obryans Roan Thrill, owned by Scott and Jodie O’Bryan of Belvidere, SD, won Grand Champion Haltered Heifer. 2. Grand Champion Haltered Mature Cow FCL Gypsy Queen, shown with owner Kenny Richardson of Greeley, CO., and Kenny’s daughter, Jennifer Richardson Fanning of Fort Collins, CO. Jennifer showed another Richardson cow, Jammin Dancer, for Reserve. Kenny is co-chairman of the National Western’s Longhorn show committee. 3. Grand Champion Haltered Bull, General Lee Hotstuff, is shown with owner Tammy Delyea of Douglas, Wyo., and two helpers, Mac and Emma Velazquez. 4. Toby and Kris Johnson of Big Horn, Wyoming owners of Big Jim. 5. In the “loose” portion of the show, Winning Smile was named Grand Champion Non-Haltered Mature Cow. ‘ Smile is an 85-inch T2T cow owned by Russell and Jamie Freeman of Yoder, Colorado. She was raised by Joel Dickinson of Barnesville, Ohio, and has a long history of producing fancy calves. 6. BN Jim Reeves (BN Storm x SH Respect Sizzle) was named Grand Champion Non-Haltered Steer at the January National Western Texas Longhorn Show. Big Jim’s horns measure 110 inches T2T.

Open Haltered Scott and Jodie O’Bryan continued their win streak in the open haltered show, first with Obryans Doc Holliday (HCH Ranger x Holly Pecos) in Bulls Born May 1 through June 30, 2018, and then with Obryans White Legend in the March 1 through April 30, 2018, bull class. Champion Haltered Senior Bull and Grand Champion Haltered Bull was General Lee Hotstuff (IM Hot Stuff x Texas Dixie Rose), owned by Tammy Delyea. Heifers Born May 1 through June 30, 2018, went to WF Merlot (Gee Whiz x WS High Road), owned by Nicky Adams and Fayne McDowell of Colorado Springs. Tammy Delyea won the class for Heifers Born March 1 through April 30 with her Darlene 81, who ultimately won Champion Haltered Junior Heifer. Reserve Champion Haltered Junior Heifer was Black Betty (Big Sky Bouncer x WYO Silver), owned by Toby Johnson of Big Horn, Wyoming. The O’Bryans’ Rodeo Jimmi won Heifers Born January 1 through February 28, 2018. And then they won the next two heifer classes for two-year-olds with Irish Thrill and Obryans Roan Thrill. The latter won Champion Haltered Senior Heifer, while Irish Thrill was Reserve. Roan Thrill was named Grand


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Shows Champion Haltered Heifer and Darlene 81 was named Reserve. Haltered Mature Females Born 2012 through 2015 saw Jammin Dancer (Patriot Games x Shadow Dancer), owned by Kenny Richardson of Greeley, Colo., win first. Mature Females born 2011 and Before went to Richardson’s FCL Gypsy Queen (Over Kill x Shy Speaker). FCL Gypsy Queen and Jammin Dancer were Grand Champion Haltered Cow and Reserve, respectively. Non-Haltered The “loose” show followed the next day. Heifers Born March 1 through April 30, 2018, saw first go to Cat’s Meow (Hunt’s Mr. Miracle Man x Jake’s Sweet Hussy), owned by Randy and Marsha Witte of Peyton, Colorado. The heifer won Champion Junior Heifer while Reserve went to Windy Point Annika Buddy (Windy Point Buddy Jamin x Windy Point Anna Jamin), owned by Lana Pearson of Fowler, Colorado. Heifers Born September 1 through December 31, 2017—first was Black Orchid (Respected Patriot x Tippin Hippy), owned by Wittes. Their heifer Sweet Molly (Hunt’s Mr. Miracle Man x Molly Miss May) won the next class, Heifers Born May 1 through August 31, 2017, and wound up Reserve Champion Senior Heifer. Heifers Born January 1 through April 30, 2017—first went to Top Dreams (Top Caliber x TCR Day Dreamer), owned by Stan

Searle and Gary Lake. Heifers Born 2016—first was CB Sagebrush Sally (CB Caballero Don Juan x CB Smoky), owned by John and Darlene Nelson of Wellington, Colorado. Sally was named Champion Non-Haltered Senior Heifer and Grand Champion Non-Haltered Heifer; Reserve Grand Champion was Cat’s Meow. Females Born 2015—first was CB Top Angel (Over the Top x Shamrock Angel Baby), owned by Nelsons. Females Born 2014—first was Windy Point Penelope (Drag Iron x Windy Point Pocohanas Charismatic), owned by Lana Pearson. Females Born 2012 and 2013—first was RJF Skyline, owned by Stan Searle and Gary Lake. Females Born 2011 and Before—first was Winning Smile (Winchester x Rosy Smile), owned by Russell Freeman of Yoder, Colorado. Grand Champion Non-Haltered Mature Cow was Winning Smile, while Windy Point Penelope took Reserve. WF Fox “N” Sox (Gee Wiz x Firefox), owned by Nicky Adams and Fayne McDowell won the class for Bulls Born April 1 through June 30, 2018. Final Fifty (Fifty-Fifty x Jest As Fast), owned by Russell Freeman won first in the class for Bulls Born January 11 through March 31, 2018. Final Fifty was named Champion Non-Haltered Bull, and Windy Point Powhatan Boris (Windy Point Boris Iron x Windy Point Pawnee), owned by Lana Pearson, was Reserve. In Non-Haltered Junior Steers, those Born May 1, 2017, through December 31, 2018, first went to WF Cowboy Brew (CB Caballero Don Juan x Fire Brewed), owned by Adams and McDowell. For Junior steers born 2015 and 2016, first went to Chicago 15/5 (Top Caliber x Jasmine Rose), owned by Russell Freeman. BN Jim Reeves (BN Storm x SH Respect Sizzle), owned by Toby Johnson, took the senior steer class and won Champion Non-Haltered Steer. Russell Freeman’s Chicago 15/5 won Reserve. This was the 43rd Longhorn show at National Western. It all began in 1975 with a national championship steer show. Exhibitors at this year’s show included the following: Nicky Adams and Fayne McDowell, Wildfire Ranch, Colorado Springs; Russell and Jamie Freeman, Freeman Ranch, Yoder, Colo.; John and Darlene Nelson, Cloverbloom Ranch, Wellington, Colo.; Marlene Reynolds, Highland Longhorns, YoIf yo your electric brand der, Colo.; Jeff and Jordan Widdows, Tin w not stay hot in will Cup Ranch, Johnstown, Colo.; Tammy cold or windy Delyea, Box E Longhorns, Douglas, Wyo.; weather, get Toby Johnson, Big Horn, Wyo.; Scott and a Husky. Jodie O’Bryan, O’Bryan Arena, Belvidere, S.D.; Kenny and Karen Richardson, Fossil We Guarantee Ours O Will Stay Hot Creek Longhorns, Greeley, Colo.; Randy 1 Letter/Figure_____120.00 and Marsha Witte, Red Ink Ranch, Pey2 Letter/Figure_____130.00 ton, Colo.; Norm and Barbara Fillmore, 3 Letter/Figure_____140.00 Red Tail Ranch, Elbert, Colo.; Gary Lake, Plus shipping Silverado Ranch, Monument, Colo.; Ron * All Electric Brands Shipped in 24 Hours. and Lana Pearson, Windy Point LongP.O. Box 460 • Knoxville, AR 72845 horns, Fowler, Colo.; Stan Searle, Silvera800/222-9628 • Fax 800/267-4055 • Text# 479/647-0381 do Ranch, Monument, Colorado. www.huskybrandingirons.com



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The Road To World Show

TLBAA World Show Committee

Health Certificates

From page 47 in The TLBAA Handbook: Health Certificates: The term “health certificate” means a legible record, made on a federally approved form issued by an accredited veterinarian, which shows that the animals listed thereon meet the requirements of the state of destination. Health Certificates are required for each show, whether TLBAA or affiliate sponsored. Show Chairs are responsible for knowing and enforcing any requirements specific to their county and state. Health Certificates must: 1. Accompany animals and be available on request by Animal Health Officials, affiliate show, stock show, fair or World Show management 2. Be presented to Show Management at the time of check-in to the Show 3. Individually identify all animals, showing positive identification of each animal by tattoo and/or brand with PH number 4. List Veterinarian certified (palpation or sonogram) breeding information 5. Show required test and/or vaccinations 6. Show name and address of owner or exhibitor. Animals with active lesions or ringworm with resulting loss of hair, or multiple warts easily visible without close examination will not be permitted to exhibit. Most importantly, by law, when we transport cattle, we are required to have health certificates issued by licensed veterinarians. Health certificates are often an inconvenience to obtain when preparing for shows or even sales but are a critical part of keeping our cattle healthy. Especially when traveling to other states, and at large multi-breed fairs and stock shows. Diseases like brucellosis and tuberculosis are contagious and can be passed from one animal to the next. So even if your cattle are healthy, if they come in contact with cattle that carry these or other diseases, they are at risk of contracting disease. It is our responsibility as the owner and transporter of cattle to

know what the regulations are in varying counties and states. And finally, just as a reminder from last months column, only breeding information that is on a health certificate will be made available to a judge. Pregnancy must be confirmed by palpation or sonogram. The World Show will be here in a short 3 months. We hope these columns have been helpful. Nobody likes to be a rule enforcer, so how about we all learn and play by the rules so that the competition is fair. A copy of the TLBAA Handbook is available to everyone. On The TLBAA website, click on the TLBAA tab, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the TLBAA Official Handbook, then click on “Download the TLBAA Handbook” or type: http://www.tlbaa.org/wp-content/ uploads/2018/12/TLBAA-Handbook-Jan-2015.pdf into your browser to get your free copy. And remember, this is what we do for fun!


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Steer Junior Champion: WF COWBOY BREW, Nicky Adams and Fayne McDowell, COLORADO SPRINGS, CO CLASS 5: 1. BN JIM REEVES, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY

CLASS 3: 1. WF MERLOT, Nicky Adams and Fayne McDowell, COLORADO SPRINGS, CO CLASS 4: 1. DARLENE 81, Tammy Delyea, DOUGLAS, WY 2. BLACK BETTY 82, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY CLASS 5: 1. RODEO JIMMI, Scot & Jodie O’Bryan, BELVIDERE, SD Haltered Female Junior Champion: DARLENE 81, Tammy Delyea, DOUGLAS, WY Haltered Female Junior Champion Reserve: BLACK BETTY 82, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY CLASS 8: 1. IRISH THRILL, Scot & Jodie O’Bryan, BELVIDERE, SD CLASS 10: 1. OBRYANS ROAN THRILL, Scot & Jodie O’Bryan, BELVIDERE, SD 2. FCL DOMINO 17, Fossil Creek Longhorns, GREELEY, CO Haltered Female Senior Champion: OBRYANS ROAN THRILL, Scot & Jodie O’Bryan, BELVIDERE, SD Haltered Female Senior Champion Reserve: IRISH THRILL, Scot & Jodie O’Bryan, BELVIDERE, SD Haltered Female Grand Champion: OBRYANS ROAN THRILL, Scot & Jodie O’Bryan, BELVIDERE, SD Haltered Female Grand Champion Reserve: IRISH THRILL, Scot & Jodie O’Bryan, BELVIDERE, SD CLASS 16: 1. JAMMIN DANCER, Fossil Creek Longhorns, GREELEY, CO 2. FCL BLACK EYED GYPSY, Fossil Creek Longhorns, GREELEY, CO CLASS 17: 1. FCL GYPSY QUEEN, Fossil Creek Longhorns, GREELEY, CO 2. AUNT JEMIMA 012, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Haltered Mature Female Champion: FCL GYPSY QUEEN, Fossil Creek Longhorns, GREELEY, CO Haltered Mature Female Champion Reserve: JAMMIN DANCER, Fossil Creek Longhorns, GREELEY, CO


CLASS 23: 1. OBRYANS WHITE LEGEND, Scot & Jodie O’Bryan, BELVIDERE, SD Haltered Bull Junior Champion: OBRYANS WHITE LEGEND, Scot & Jodie O’Bryan, BELVIDERE, SD CLASS 28: 1. GENERAL LEE HOTSTUFF, Tammy Delyea, DOUGLAS, WY Haltered Bull Senior Champion: GENERAL LEE HOTSTUFF, Tammy Delyea, DOUGLAS, WY Haltered Bull Grand Champion: GENERAL LEE HOTSTUFF, Tammy Delyea, DOUGLAS, WY Haltered Bull Grand Champion Reserve: OBRYANS WHITE LEGEND, Scot & Jodie O’Bryan, BELVIDERE, SD


CLASS 4: 1. WINDY POINT ANNIKA BUDDY, Ronald C. or Lana K. Pearson, FOWLER, CO 2. KACHINA 88, Barbara J. Fillmore, ELBERT, CO Free Female Junior Champion: WINDY POINT ANNIKA BUDDY, Ronald C. or Lana K. Pearson, FOWLER, CO Free Female Junior Champion Reserve: KACHINA 88, Barbara J. Fillmore, ELBERT, CO CLASS 9: 1. STAMPEDE SWEETIE, Nicky Adams and Fayne McDowell, COLORADO SPRINGS, CO CLASS 10: 1. WINDY POINT PATSY, Ronald C. or Lana K. Pearson, FOWLER, CO CLASS 11: 1. WINDY POINT ANNA JAMIN, Ronald C. or Lana K. Pearson, FOWLER, CO 2. WF ZIGGY’S MELODY, Nicky Adams and Fayne McDowell, COLORADO SPRINGS, CO Free Female Senior Champion: WINDY POINT ANNA JAMIN, Ronald C. or Lana K. Pearson, FOWLER, CO Free Female Senior Champion Reserve: WF ZIGGY’S MELODY, Nicky Adams and Fayne McDowell, COLORADO SPRINGS, CO Free Female Grand Champion: WINDY POINT ANNA JAMIN, Ronald C. or Lana K. Pearson, FOWLER, CO Free Female Grand Champion Reserve: WF ZIGGY’S MELODY, Nicky Adams and Fayne McDowell, COLORADO SPRINGS, CO CLASS 16: 1. WINDY POINT PENELOPE, Ronald C. or Lana K. Pearson, FOWLER, CO 2. WINDY POINT SANTUZZA, Ronald C. or Lana K. Pearson, FOWLER, CO CLASS 17: 1. MANDOLIN RAIN, Kris Johnson, BIG HORN, WY 2. TC SUGAR N SPICE, Nicky Adams and Fayne McDowell, COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

Steer Senior Champion: BN JIM REEVES, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Steer Grand Champion: BN JIM REEVES, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Steer Grand Champion Reserve: WF COWBOY BREW, Nicky Adams and Fayne McDowell, COLORADO SPRINGS, CO



CLASS 1: 1. RUBY SUE 801, Hannah Mathey, BOWIE, TX CLASS 2: 1. LSC FERGALICIOUS, Ernest L., Peri L. or Kacey Clark, SANTA FE, NM 2. RAFTER M LA VIDA DULCE, Kassidy Schwarz, WEATHERFORD, TX CLASS 3: 1. TH REISLING BEACH, Dennis and Judy Urbantke, SAN ANGELO, TX 2. RAFTER M STRAWBERRY WINE, Danley Enterprises, Inc, SEMINOLE, TX CLASS 4: 1. CHAPARRAL SUZY Q, Rodney & Patti Mahaffey, DECATUR, TX 2. OL WILD SUGAR, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX CLASS 5: 1. CT APPLE EATIN’ EVE, Levi Sosebee, RED OAK, TX 2. DIAMOND Q JEWEL, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX Haltered Female Junior Champion: TH REISLING BEACH, Dennis and Judy Urbantke, SAN ANGELO, TX Haltered Female Junior Champion Reserve: CHAPARRAL SUZY Q, Rodney & Patti Mahaffey, DECATUR, TX CLASS 8: 1. OL TANGO TREAT, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX 2. BZB SKIPPER’S MOONRAKER, Brown’s Longhorns, SAN ANTONIO, TX CLASS 9: 1. CHAPARRAL GALA, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX 2. MS ANGELS ENVY SH, John and Sandra Juarez, SANGER, TX CLASS 10: 1. SPECKLE SPOTTIE, Ross Skinner, POLLOK, TX 2. REDSTAR MONKEY LA LA, Doug and Deborah Burkham, Red Oak, TX CLASS 11: 1. OL LIKELY, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX 2. PLR KEEPSAKE LEXUS, Randy & Catherine Morris, TUSCOLA, TX Haltered Female Senior Champion: OL LIKELY, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX Haltered Female Senior Champion Reserve: PLR KEEPSAKE LEXUS, Randy & Catherine Morris, TUSCOLA, TX Haltered Female Grand Champion: OL LIKELY, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX Haltered Female Grand Champion Reserve: PLR KEEPSAKE LEXUS, Randy & Catherine Morris, TUSCOLA, TX CLASS 16: 1. OL OVERSWEET, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX 2. OL BLURRED LINES, Sydnee Mowry, NOCONA, TX CLASS 17: 1. TH MISS CHA-VERRO, Dennis and Judy Urbantke, SAN ANGELO, TX 2. HO HAY YOU REINDEER, Dennis and Judy Urbantke, SAN ANGELO, TX Haltered Mature Female Champion: OL OVERSWEET, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX Haltered Mature Female Champion Reserve: TH MISS CHA-VERRO, Dennis and Judy Urbantke, SAN ANGELO, TX CLASS 21: 1. WIC TWISTER, Randy & Catherine Morris, TUSCOLA, TX 2. BZB LIL’ BILL, Brown’s Longhorns, SAN ANTONIO, TX CLASS 22: 1. TH SONNY BEACH, Dennis and Judy Urbantke, SAN ANGELO, TX 2. 5SL LEROY, 5 Star Livestock, DAYTON, TX CLASS 23: 1. DBL-K WINNIN’ HIGH, Kathy Palladini, JUNCTION, TX 2. HIGH WIRE PLR, Randy & Catherine Morris, TUSCOLA, TX CLASS 24: 1. TH HAWK’S COMET, Dennis and Judy Urbantke, SAN ANGELO, TX 2. HD HORNET, Randy & Catherine Morris, TUSCOLA, TX Haltered Bull Junior Champion: DBL-K WINNIN’ HIGH, Kathy Palladini, JUNCTION, TX Haltered Bull Junior Champion Reserve: TH HAWK’S COMET, Dennis and Judy Urbantke, SAN ANGELO, TX CLASS 28: 1. OL ADONIS, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX CLASS 29: 1. WINNIN’ KID, Kathy Palladini, JUNCTION, TX 2. OL DURATOR, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX Haltered Bull Senior Champion: OL ADONIS, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX Haltered Bull Senior Champion Reserve: WINNIN’ KID, Kathy Palladini, JUNCTION, TX

Free Mature Female Champion: WINDY POINT PENELOPE, Ronald C. or Lana K. Pearson, FOWLER, CO Free Mature Female Champion Reserve: WINDY POINT SANTUZZA, Ronald C. or Lana K. Pearson, FOWLER, CO

Haltered Bull Grand Champion: OL ADONIS, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX Haltered Bull Grand Champion Reserve: WINNIN’ KID, Kathy Palladini, JUNCTION, TX



CLASS 4: 1. DARLENE 81, Emma Grace Velazquez, DOUGLAS, WY 2. RODEO CAROLINE, Jimmie Gulbraa, WALLACE, SD CLASS 5: 1. RODEO JIMMI, Harlie Gulbraa, WALLACE, SD Youth Female Junior Champion: DARLENE 81, Emma Grace Velazquez, DOUGLAS, WY Youth Female Junior Champion Reserve: RODEO JIMMI, Harlie Gulbraa, WALLACE, SD CLASS 10: 1. OBRYANS ROAN THRILL, Jimmie Gulbraa, WALLACE, SD Youth Female Senior Champion: OBRYANS ROAN THRILL, Jimmie Gulbraa, WALLACE, SD Youth Female Grand Champion: DARLENE 81, Emma Grace Velazquez, DOUGLAS, WY Youth Female Grand Champion Reserve: OBRYANS ROAN THRILL, Jimmie Gulbraa, WALLACE, SD


CLASS 19: 1. OBRYANS WHITE LEGEND, Jimmie Gulbraa, WALLACE, SD Youth Bull Grand Champion: OBRYANS WHITE LEGEND, Jimmie Gulbraa, WALLACE, SD


CLASS 1: 1. WF COWBOY BREW, Nicky Adams and Fayne McDowell, COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

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GET OF SIRE: CLASS 35: 1. R4 BEACH BOY, Dennis and Judy Urbantke, SAN ANGELO, TX


Youth Female Junior Champion: DIAMOND Q JEWEL, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX Youth Female Junior Champion Reserve: HAYWIRE SUGAR BOOMBOOM, Madilyn Moreland, DECATUR, TX CLASS 8: 1. HD TIFFANY, Tanner Maddox, FERRIS, TX 2. OL TANGO TREAT, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX CLASS 9: 1. CHAPARRAL GALA, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX 2. STRIKIN’ R BLOSSOM, Karlye Williams, SUNSET, TX CLASS 10: 1. CHAPARRAL SKYELINE, Justin Sabio, Jr., BOYD, TX 2. DIAMOND Q LANORA, Joseph Gerlach, DECATUR, TX CLASS 11: 1. SANDDOLLAR SMOKE’N DAWN, Madilyn Moreland, DECATUR, TX 2. OL LIKELY, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX Youth Female Senior Champion: CHAPARRAL GALA, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX Youth Female Senior Champion Reserve: SANDDOLLAR SMOKE’N DAWN, Madilyn Moreland,


DECATUR, TX Youth Female Grand Champion: CHAPARRAL GALA, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX Youth Female Grand Champion Reserve: SANDDOLLAR SMOKE’N DAWN, Madilyn Moreland, DECATUR, TX


CLASS 17: 1. FLY’N P KOKOMO CAYENNE, Savannah Duncan, ARLINGTON, TX 2. BZB LIL’ BILL, Wyndser Baker, HELOTES, TX CLASS 18: 1. RAFTER M ROLLIN’ COAL, Kassidy Schwarz, WEATHERFORD, TX 2. 5SL LEROY, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX CLASS 19: 1. ROMULUS 138, Jestine Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX 2. DBL-K WINNIN’ HIGH, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX CLASS 20: 1. HD HORNET, Braylin Miller, COLEMAN, TX 2. SAND CATTLE CO TAZ, Sydnee Mowry, NOCONA, TX CLASS 21: 1. TLS BWANA’S PRIDE, Joseph Gerlach, DECATUR, TX 2. BZB HUBBA CHEX, Matthew Shipman, GUSTINE, TX Youth Bull Grand Champion: ROMULUS 138, Jestine Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX Youth Bull Grand Champion Reserve: HD HORNET, Braylin Miller, COLEMAN, TX


CLASS 26: 1. HX3 VELVET, Hailey Roberson, PARADISE, TX 2. CHAPARRAL THUNDER, Cody Abel, DECATUR, TX CLASS 27: 1. SKH THIRD TIME CHARM, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX 2. BZB TUFF STAR, Joe Chapman, GUSTINE, TX Youth Steer Junior Champion: SKH THIRD TIME CHARM, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX Youth Steer Junior Champion Reserve: HX3 VELVET, Hailey Roberson, PARADISE, TX CLASS 30: 1. ML CURIOUS GEORGE, Adalyn Long, WEATHERFORD, TX 2. BANDARIAT DCR, Oran Chambliss, CROWLEY, TX CLASS 31: 1. BRR SOLDATO, Oran Chambliss, CROWLEY, TX 2. JCG FERDINAND, James Caden Grace, SUNSET, TX CLASS 32: 1. RCC BEAR PAW, Tanner Maddox, FERRIS, TX 2. BZB ZIPPITY DO DA, Kassidy Schwarz, WEATHERFORD, TX CLASS 33: 1. AUCKLAND MOON, CrisseiA’ne Meador, TERRELL, TX 2. REDSTAR CASH MONEY, Rylee Yarborough, FERRIS, TX Youth Steer Senior Champion: RCC BEAR PAW, Tanner Maddox, FERRIS, TX Youth Steer Senior Champion Reserve: AUCKLAND MOON, CrisseiA’ne Meador, TERRELL, TX Youth Steer Grand Champion: RCC BEAR PAW, Tanner Maddox, FERRIS, TX Youth Steer Grand Champion Reserve: AUCKLAND MOON, CrisseiA’ne Meador, TERRELL, TX


CLASS 1: 1. TH BLITZEN’S GUS, Jaelyn Young, TERRELL, TX 2. SGT MAJOR KETTLE, JR Richardson Ranch, GRANDVIEW, TX CLASS 2: 1. REDSTAR RADAR, William Coleman Yarborough, FERRIS, TX 2. TTT REAL MCCOY, Cody Garcia, HICO, TX

WEATHERFORD, TX CLASS 27: 1. FL IRON SPIRIT, Hailey Roberson, PARADISE, TX 2. SKH THIRD TIME CHARM, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX Youth Steer Junior Champion: FL IRON SPIRIT, Hailey Roberson, PARADISE, TX Youth Steer Junior Champion Reserve: KC HANGMAN, Selena Crane, DESOTO, TX CLASS 30: 1. SPL D-MAN’S RAMBO, Hannah Smith, LIBERTY HILL, TX 2. 4-R GRIZZLY’S RIO RIVER, Maci Robertson, LUBBOCK, TX CLASS 31: 1. TS RED RIVER ACE, Maci Robertson, LUBBOCK, TX 2. SR AJ, Lane Rickman Meador, TERRELL, TX CLASS 32: 1. REDSTAR CHILL WILLS, Alyssa Brady, RED OAK, TX 2. DISCOVERY CASH C P, Hailey Roberson, PARADISE, TX CLASS 33: 1. AUCKLAND MOON, CrisseiA’ne Meador, TERRELL, TX 2. JTW SADDLEBACKS SONG 622, Joseph Gerlach, DECATUR, TX Youth Steer Senior Champion: AUCKLAND MOON, CrisseiA’ne Meador, TERRELL, TX Youth Steer Senior Champion Reserve: JTW SADDLEBACKS SONG 622, Joseph Gerlach, DECATUR, TX Youth Steer Grand Champion: AUCKLAND MOON, CrisseiA’ne Meador, TERRELL, TX Youth Steer Grand Champion Reserve: JTW SADDLEBACKS SONG 622, Joseph Gerlach, DECATUR, TX

Attention Show Chairs! Results are published once official results are received and verified as correct in the HORNS show management system. Please submit your official results to the TLBAA office as soon as possible to avoid a delay in being published in Trails Magazine and to ensure points are kept current. Please feel free to submit champion/Reserve Champion photos as well. Candids may be submitted to myra@tlbaa.org and may be used based on space available.

See upcoming show dates on pg.56

Steer Junior Champion: TH BLITZEN’S GUS, Jaelyn Young, TERRELL, TX Steer Junior Champion Reserve: SGT MAJOR KETTLE, JR Richardson Ranch, GRANDVIEW, TX CLASS 5: 1. BUCKLEHEAD BCB, Marceala Gonzales, ROCKSPRINGS, TX 2. R4 RESISTANCE, Justin & Ronda Sabio, BOYD, TX Steer Senior Champion: BUCKLEHEAD BCB, Marceala Gonzales, ROCKSPRINGS, TX Steer Senior Champion Reserve: R4 RESISTANCE, Justin & Ronda Sabio, BOYD, TX Steer Grand Champion: BUCKLEHEAD BCB, Marceala Gonzales, ROCKSPRINGS, TX Steer Grand Champion Reserve: R4 RESISTANCE, Justin & Ronda Sabio, BOYD, TX


CLASS 2: 1. LSC FERGALICIOUS, Madilyn Moreland, DECATUR, TX 2. RAFTER M LA VIDA DULCE, Kassidy Schwarz, WEATHERFORD, TX CLASS 3: 1. TH REISLING BEACH, CrisseiA’ne Meador, TERRELL, TX 2. JCG SHEILA, Rylee Yarborough, FERRIS, TX CLASS 4: 1. OL WILD SUGAR, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX 2. CHAPARRAL FRAPPUCINO, Mayli Moreland, DECATUR, TX CLASS 5: 1. OL SHADAY, Wyleigh Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX 2. DIAMOND Q JEWEL, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX Youth Female Junior Champion: OL WILD SUGAR, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX Youth Female Junior Champion Reserve: OL SHADAY, Wyleigh Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX CLASS 8: 1. HD TIFFANY, Tanner Maddox, FERRIS, TX 2. OL TANGO TREAT, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX CLASS 9: 1. CHAPARRAL BLAYZE, Mayli Moreland, DECATUR, TX 2. G&L GYPSY WAGON, Aaliyah Haslip, TERRELL, TX CLASS 10: 1. CHAPARRAL SKYELINE, Justin Sabio, Jr., BOYD, TX 2. REDSTAR MONKEY LA LA, Alyssa Brady, RED OAK, TX CLASS 11: 1. OL LIKELY, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX 2. SANDDOLLAR SMOKE’N DAWN, Madilyn Moreland, DECATUR, TX Youth Female Senior Champion: CHAPARRAL SKYELINE, Justin Sabio, Jr., BOYD, TX Youth Female Senior Champion Reserve: REDSTAR MONKEY LA LA, Alyssa Brady, RED OAK, TX Youth Female Grand Champion: CHAPARRAL SKYELINE, Justin Sabio, Jr., BOYD, TX Youth Female Grand Champion Reserve: REDSTAR MONKEY LA LA, Alyssa Brady, RED OAK, TX


CLASS 17: 1. FLY’N P KOKOMO CAYENNE, Savannah Duncan, ARLINGTON, TX 2. BK’S PAINTED BAD MAN FHR, Cody Abel, DECATUR, TX CLASS 18: 1. TH SONNY BEACH, Adalyn Long, WEATHERFORD, TX 2. EJS CEASARION, Evelyn Sabio, BOYD, TX CLASS 19: 1. OL OVER AND OUT, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX 2. ROMULUS 138, Jestine Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX CLASS 20: 1. SAND CATTLE CO TAZ, Sydnee Mowry, NOCONA, TX 2. HD HORNET, Braylin Miller, COLEMAN, TX CLASS 21: 1. TLS BWANA’S PRIDE, Joseph Gerlach, DECATUR, TX Youth Bull Grand Champion: TLS BWANA’S PRIDE, Joseph Gerlach, DECATUR, TX Youth Bull Grand Champion Reserve: OL OVER AND OUT, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX CLASS 26: 1. KC HANGMAN, Selena Crane, DESOTO, TX 2. ML TUFFY DUST, Adalyn Long,


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AA Longhorns..............................................52

Hicks Longhorns...........................................9

A & S Land & Cattle.....................................53

Hudson Longhorns.......................................2

American Livestock..................................... 51

HV Auctions Bluegrass Longhorn Sale.........3

Anderson, Frank Jr. and III...........................9

Husky Branding Irons................................ 48

Arch Acres.....................................................52


Astera Meadows..........................................54

Jack Mountain Ranch.................................54


J.T. Wehring Family Ranch........................54

Bar H Ranch..................................................23


Beadle Land & Cattle............................. 9, 52

Kourtis Family Farms LLC...........................53

Big Valley Longhorns..................................52 Bentwood Ranch.........................................54

—L— Lemley Auction Services.......................... IFC

BPT Longhorns..............................................9

Lightning Longhorns..................................54

Buckhorn Cattle Co................................... 52

Little Ace Cattle Co...................................... 9

Bull Creek Longhorns................................... 7

Lodge Creek Longhorns............................52

Butler Breeder’s Futurity..............................9

Lone Wolf Ranch.........................................52

Butler Listings.................................................9 Butler Longhorn Museum...........................9

Lucas Ranch.................................................52


McLeod Ranch...............................................9

Caballo Bravo Longhorns..........................52

Moriah Farms...............................................53

Cedar View Ranch.......................................52

— N— Northbrook Cattle Company....................53

Champion Genetics................................... 49 Cherry Blossom Sale & Futurity................ 15 Christa Cattle Co...........................................9 Crazy Cattle Co...........................................53

— O— Oliver Longhorns.........................................54

Dalgood Longhorns......................................9 Danley Enterprises, Inc.................................5

Rio Vista Ranch..............................................9

DCCI Equipment........................................ 48

Rockin Hil Longhorns.................................52

Diamond Q Longhorns..............................52

Rockin I Longhorns.....................................54

Diann Chase Longhorn Scholarship Expo..... IBC

Rocking P Longhorns...................................9

Dickinson Cattle Co...................................BC

Rocky Mountain Longhorns.....................52

DK Longhorn Ranch...................................52

Rolling D Ranch...........................................52

Double A Longhorns..................................52

Running Arrow Longhorns....................... 46

Doug Hunt Longhorns.........................12, 13 —E— El Coyote Ranch............................................ 1 East Coast Longhorn Classic....................27

—S— Safari B Ranch..............................................52 Sand Hills Ranch................................... 25, 52 Singing Coyote Ranch...............................54


SS Longhorns...............................................53

FHR Longhorns.....................................29, 54

Star Creek Ranch.........................................54

Flying D Ranch.............................................54

Struthoff Ranch............................................54

Flying Diamond Ranch...............................52 Four Color Press......................................... 49

—T— Tallgrass Cattle Co..................................... 20


Thate Cattle Co.............................................9

G&G Longhorns.....................................15, 27

TLBAA Beef Producers................................... 30


TLBAA Horn Showcase.............................37-41

Harrell Ranch...............................................19

TLBAA Texas Gold Futurity............................. 31

Helm Cattle Co............................................53

TLBAA World Expo....................................32-34

Hickman Longhorns...................................54

Top Hand Invitational Longhorn Sale............8

HAVE A CUTE PIC? Send us your photo with a funny caption included! Send your photo with caption to: Texas Longhorn Trails, Attn. Myra, • P.O. Box 6030 • Fort Worth, Texas 76164 or myra@tlbaa.org (Email entries should include address.) Photo may be used in a future issue due to number of responses

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—R— R 3 Hilltop Ranch........................................ 48 Red McCombs Fiesta Sale......................... 21




“Please don’t make me go out there momma, I have stage fright!” Thanks to Rodney & Patti Mahaffey of Decatur, TX for the submission. —T— Triple R Ranch (TX)........................................9 Triple S Bar Ranch.......................................53 TS Adcock Longhorns................................54 —V — Varner Farms, LLC.......................................52 —W — Walker, Ron...................................................54 WB Longhorns.............................................53 Westfarms Inc................................................9 WI Longhorns & Leather............................53 Wichita Fence Company.......................... 46

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Coming Events


APRIL 6 • Longhorn Opportunities Spotlight Sale, Oklahoma National Stockyards, Oklahoma City, OK. Justin Rombeck 816-536-1083 or justinthelonghornman@gmail.com. APRIL 12-13 • Blue Ridge Ranch Sale, Llano, TX. Bubba Bollier 325-2476249 or bollier7572@yahoo.com. APRIL 26-28 • STLA Rockdale Spring Show, Rockdale Fairgrounds, Rockdale, TX. Sandi Nordhausen (512) 750-1350 or sandi.nordhausen@gmail.com Qualifying Haltered, Youth, 2 Youth Points Only & Trophy Steers. APRIL 26-28 • Great Western Trail Days Longhorn Show, Goree Expo Center, Coleman, TX. Entry Deadline April 12, 2019 (postmarked). Enter at www.westtexaslonghorns. com. Check-In April 26th. Catherine Morris (325) 829-9219 or morriscatran@taylortel.net. Qualifying, Haltered & Youth, Youth Points Only & Trophy Steers. APRIL 27 • Midwest Longhorn Sale, Winfield Livestock Auction, Winfield, KS. Joel Lemley 325-668-3552 or jlem@camalott.com

MAY 2019 MAY 3-4 • Red McCombs Fiesta Sale, Johnson City, TX. Alan & Teresa Sparger 210-445-8798 or dodgeram52@yahoo.com. www.redmccombslonghorns.com MAY 3-5 • TLBGCA Spring Show, Miracle Farm, Brenham, TX. Entry Deadline April 23, 2019. Stephen Head 979-549-5270 or headshorns@hotmail.com. Haltered, Trophy Steers, Youth & Miniatures. MAY 10-11 • Millennium Futurity, Glen Rose, TX. Entry forms available at www.millenniumfuturity.com. Christy Randolph 713-703-8458 or lpinesranch@aol.com MAY 18 • Nebraska Texas Longhorn Association Sale, Beatrice, NE. Contacts: Pres. Paul Schlecht 402-719-7317 / Justin Georges 402-580-0209. Consignments: brdamrow6@aol.com MAY 24-27 • Bluegrass Classic Sale & Futurity, Lexington, Kentucky. Bruce McCarty Promotions, www.brucemccarty.com

JUNE 2019 JUNE 1 • CTLA Spring Select Sale & Meeting, Saskatoon Livestock Sales Ltd., Saskatoon, SK. Contact CTLA Office at 403-575-0114 or office@ctlalonghorns.com.

SEPTEMBER 2-3 • Colorado State Fair, Peublo, CO. Entry deadline August 10. Monday show - Kenny Richardson 970-352-3054 or krichardson21@aol. com. Tuesday show - Lana Pearson 719-740-0741 or lana14338@gmail.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. SEPTEMBER 6-8 • West Texas Fair & Rodeo, Abilene, TX. Catherine Morris 325829-9219 or morriscatran@taylortel.net. Qualifying Haltered, Free, Youth & Youth Points Only, Trophy Steers. SEPTEMBER 7 • Struthoff Deep In The Heart Of Texas Sale, San Antonio, TX. Lynn Struthoff 219-473-7768 or Joel Lemley 325-668-3552. SEPTEMBER 14-15 • New Mexico State Fair Longhorn Show, Expo New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM. Entry dedline 8/1/19. Dustin Brewer (505) 660-3061 or dustinandcandi@gmail.com. exponm.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth, Trophy Steers. SEPTEMBER 20-21 • Fort Worth Stockyards Longhorn Auction, Fort Worth, TX. Contact Lorinda Valentine, panthercreekranch@att.net or 270-996-7046. SEPTEMBER 27-29 • East Texas State Fair, Tyler, TX. Entry Deadline Aug. 27th. Enter online at etstatefair.com. John & Brenda Oliver 972-268-0083 or joliver210@yahoo.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth, Trophy Steers. SEPTEMBER 28 • 41st B&C Fall Sale, Grand River Livestock Barn, Tina, MO. Sale auctioneers: Shawn & Bill Sayre. Contact: Shawn 660-734-8782.

OCTOBER 2019 OCTOBER 3-5 • TLBAA Horn Showcase, Lawton, OK. Pam Robison 817-625-6241 or pam@tlbaa.org OCTOBER 18-20 • STLA Llano Longhorn Show, Llano, TX. Entry Deadline Oct. 9. Sandi Nordhausen 512-750-1350 / sandi.nordhausen@gmail.com or Bubba Bollier 325-247-6249 / bollier7572@yahoo.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free, & Youth. Trophy Steers, Miniatures. OCTOBER 25-27 • Ark-La-Tex Annual Fall Show, George H. Henderson Jr. Exposition Center, Lufkin ,TX. Contact Jessica Wade, 903-948-5194 or dubosejessica@yahoo.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free, Youth, and Miniatures.


June 4-9 • 2019 Diann Chase Longhorn Scholarship Expo, Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth, TX. Pam Dodson 817-390-3130, pdodson@abahn.com or Kirie Schulze 817-390-3132, kschulze@abahn.com. www. autobahnyouthtour.com

November 1-3 • Heart of Texas Buckles & Banners Show, Circle T Resort & Arena, Hamilton, TX. Entry Deadline Oct 18th. Send entries to Cori Garcia 12439 County Rd. 209, Hico, TX, 76457. Contact Cori Garcia at rafter-m-ranch@hughes.net or 479-381-8331. Qualifying Haltered, Trophy Steers, Youth & Miniatures.

June 8 • Futurity of the West and Fey Longhorns Consignment Sale, Yamhill, OR. Futurity 9:30 a.m., Sale 3 p.m. Daniel & Angelina Fey - 503.349.7866 or daniel@ feylonghorns.com.

NOVEMBER 9 • Texas Longhorn & Ranch Horse Fall Select Sale, Crossroads Centre, Oyen, AB. Ron Walker, 403-548-6684, Cell 403-528-0200, walkersu7texaslonghorns@gmail.com, www.walkerslonghorns.com.

June 21-22 • Great Northern Longhorn Classic III Sale, Montello, WI. Dan Huntington 715-853-7608. June 26-30 • TLBAA World Expo, National TLBT Youth Show & Texas Gold Futurity, Bell County Expo Center, Belton, TX. Pam Robison 817-625-6241 or pam@tlbaa.org. Haltered, Free, Youth, Trophy Steers, Miniatures, Futurity, Banquet

AUGUST 2019 AUGUST 31 • 22nd Butler Breeder’s Invitational Sale, Lockhart, TX. Kaso Kety 985-674-6492 or Michael McLeod 361-771-5355.

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Affiliates: Please submit a completed show application to pam@tlbaa.org in order to have your TLBAA World Qualifying show listed. All other events, sales, field days or other activities may email your information directly to myra@tlbaa.org.



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April 2019 Texas Longhorn Trails Magazine  

The Official Publication of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America

April 2019 Texas Longhorn Trails Magazine  

The Official Publication of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America