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Alaska

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Hawaii

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EAST

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TLBAA Regions

DIVISION A ~ REGIONS 1-6

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

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Canada, New Zealand, Australia

Chairman of the Board: Keith DuBose • (303) 500-9465

Secretary: Chad Smith • (701) 764-6277

Executive Vice Chairman: Tony Mangold • (830) 237-5024

Treasurer: Mark Hubbell • (269) 838-3083

1st Vice Chairman: Jim Rombeck • (785) 562-6665

Parliamentarian/Director: David Wars • (936) 404-2116

2nd Vice Chairman: Stephen Head • (979) 549-5270

Director: Kevin Rooker • (817) 692-7843

DIVISION B ~ REGIONS 7-12

DIVISION C ~ REGIONS 13-18

At-Large Director

At-Large Director

At-Large Director

Mark Hubbell

Keith DuBose

Jim Rombeck

(269) 838-3083 hubbelllonghorns@aol.com

(979) 277-2161 kwdubose@gmail.com

(785) 562-6665 jl.rombeck60@gmail.com

At-Large Director

At-Large Director

At-Large Director

Tom Smith

Ross Ohlendorf

Tom Matott

(616) 293-0977 tom@widespreadranch.com

(512) 680-7118 rockingolonghorns@gmail.com

(303) 500-9465 tom@rockymountainlonghorns.com

Region 1 - Director

Region 7 - Director

Region 13 - Director

Deb Lesyk

David Wars

Chad Smith

(306) 867-9427 halters.buckets@yahoo.com

(936) 404-2116 w5longhorns@yahoo.com

(701) 764-6277 smithlonghorns@hotmail.com

Region 2 - Director

Region 8 - Director

Region 14 - Director

Todd Spaid

Kevin Rooker

Brian Varner

(304) 963-0699 jeremyspaid73@gmail.com

(817) 692-7843 krooker61@gmail.com

(785) 224-1005 longhorncreek@yahoo.com

Region 3 - Director

Region 9 - Director

Region 15 Director

Johnny Hicks

Russell Fairchild

David Edwards

(269) 721-3473 hicksamericanbulldogs@yahoo.com

(254) 485-3434 fairchildranch@yahoo.com

(918) 557-0364 dledwards.texaslonghorncattle@gmail.com

Region 4 - Director

Region 10 - Director

Region 16 - Director

Matt Durkin

(512) 923-9015 mattdurkin1073@aol.com

Sandi Nordhausen

(512) 750-1350 sandi.nordhausen@gmail.com

Kenny Richardson

Region 5 - Director

Region 11 - Director

Region 17 - Director

Reid Tolar

Stephen Head

Alex Dees

(334) 412-8400 rgtolar@yahoo.com

(979) 549-5270 headshorns@hotmail.com

(805) 300-4617 atdees@aol.com

Region 6 - Director

Region 12 - Director

Region 18 - Director

Dora Thompson

Mike McLeod

Chris Herron

(318) 872-6329 echoofambush@aol.com Charles Schreiner III* 1964-1967 Walter G. Riedel, Jr.* 1967-1969 J.G. Phillips, Jr.* 1969-1971 Walter B. Scott* 1971-1973 James Warren 1973-1975 J.W. Isaacs* 1975-1977 J.T. “Happy” Shahan* 1977-1978 John R. Ball* 1979-1980

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(970) 352-3054 krichardson21@aol.com

Bill Anthony* 1981-1982 Dr. L.V. Baker 1982-1984 Dr. W.D. “Bill” Clark 1984-1986 Richard D. Carlson 1986-1988 John T. Baker 1988-1990 Riemer Calhoun, Jr. 1990-1992

(361) 771-5355

Glen W. Lewis 1992-1995 Tim Miller* 1995-1998 Sherman Boyles 1998-2003 Bob Moore* 2003-2005 Joel Lemley 2006-2007 Ben Gravett* 2007

Dr. Fritz Moeller* 2007-2009 Maurice Ladnier 2009-2010 Robert Richey 2010 Steven Zunker 2010-2011 Brent Bolen 2011-2012 Bernard Lankford 2012-2013 Todd McKnight 2013-2016 Tom Matott 2016-2019

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(909) 721-7577 chris@herronconstructioninc.com

TLBAA EDUCATIONAL/RESEARCH ADVISORY COMMITTEE Matt McGuire - (405) 742-4351 semkinlonghorns@mindspring.com Mark Hubbell – (269) 838-3083 hubbelllonghorns@aol.com Dr. David Hillis – (512) 789-6659 doublehelix@att.net Felix Serna – (361) 294-5331 fserna@elcoyote.com John T. Baker – (512) 515-6730 jtb2@earthlink.net


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COVER STORIES 16 Busting Longhorn Beef Marketing Myths

5 common myths that

tend to scare Longhorn breeders away from trying to sell their

beef. By Myra Basham

april 2020 Vol. 32 • No. 1

DEPARTMENTS 2

Board of Directors

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Editor’s Note

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Photo courtesy of Charlotte Cote

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Take The Next Step: Email Marketing Learn tips and tricks to make the most of communicating with customers via email. By Jason Hartline.

Managing Foot Rot In Cattle If it’s been wet, foot rot is a risk. Here’s what to look for and how to treat the condition. By Heather Smith Thomas

Association Updates For Our Members

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Join Us At the 33rd TLBAA World Expo Learn more about all the ways you can participate in this fun event

Not All Methods Of Castration By Ligation Are Equal Properly tensioned band is critical.

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News On The Trail

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In The Pen In Memoriam

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Affiliate News

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FEATURES

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Chairman’s Letter

How To Become A Satellite Location for the 2020 TLBAA Horn Showcase Cattle Baron’s Sale and Winchester Futurity Results

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TLBT Page

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Show Results

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Breeders Guide

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Index/Just For Grins

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Calendar

About the Cover:

Meet our herd sire, Happy 9. He is the product of Cowboy Tuff Chex, the world record longest tip-to-tip bull, and M Arrow Cha-Ching, the industry’s longest total horn cow. Not only will Happy pass along great horn, but he’s also proven his ability to pass along color, size, and conformation. He is on his way to stardom....to learn more about Happy 9 and to view his progeny, visit www.fritzlonghorns.com or contact Michael & Elizabeth Fritz via email - info@fritzlonghorns.com

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 WHAT A CRAZY TIME

Wow. What an impact COVID-19 made on our lives! As we went to press with this issue, many events had to postpone or cancel due to local and/or national requirements to not gather in public and to self-quarantine when possible. We tried to get as many updates as we could on the events calendar on pg. 56 of this issue. Please bear in mind that we go to print weeks before you get the magazine so additional changes may have occurred. If you are participating in an event or planning to attend one, please call the hosts or chairs and make sure there have not been any changes. Many Longhorn beef producers have been able to step in during these weeks of grocery stores running out of meat and offer people the chance to buy Longhorn beef. There’s always positives to be found and maybe some new customers for Longhorn beef will be won. If you’ve considered selling Longhorn beef, don’t let the naysayers get you down. Turn to pg. 16 to see our myth-busting beef feature. There’s still a lot of confusion about our email policy. We only send to our entire membership when it is an announcement from the association office or the board of directors. For all other emails we have a sign up link available at the top of our home page at www.tlbaa.org. After some good input from our members, we are looking into ways to make the option to sign up easier for our members. While the option to unsubscribe is always there, we do not want people to be reluctant to have their email on their membership information, as that is an important method of contact for the office regarding membership and registration issues. We have experienced people deleting their emails from HORNS after getting what they feel like is “too much” email from us. Heads up on the July 2020 A.I. Sire Directory issue! For those who don’t know what that is, it lists every TLBAA A.I. Certified sire along with a photo, registration number, A.I. number, pedigree and current registered owner FOR FREE! Then why advertise? To show off offspring, extended pedigree and your entire program in a reference issue that will be referred to over and over as people decide what bulls to A.I. to or flip through looking for registration numbers when filling out registrations, transfers and A.I./embryo breeding certificates. It’s a handy tool. All you have to do to get more info about your options is to email myra@tlbaa.org or give me a call. There’s lots of ways to make this work to your advantage. While there is a lot of chaos during this strange time, the Longhorns don’t know it. They still eat, breed, calve and need to be cared for. As long as mandates allow we are keeping the light on and helping you on this end any way we can. Blessings,

Myra Basham

DEADLINE:

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June 2020 Issue:

April 25th

Editor-in-Chief: Myra Basham Ext. 104 • myra@tlbaa.org trailseditor@tlbaa.org Advertising: Myra Basham • (817) 625-6241 x 104 myra@tlbaa.org Graphic Design & Production: Trace Neal • Ext. 103 trace@tlbaa.org

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

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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 Bennett Longhorn Cattle Co. Michael Bennett 2159 Country Club RD • Lucas, TX 75002 (214) 385-6789 bennett@lucasfence.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 Hicks Texas Longhorns Johnny & Missy Hicks 1518 E. Britol Rd. • Dowling, MI 49050 (269) 721-3473 hicksamericanbulldogs@yahoo.com www.michiganmafialonghorns.com/Hicks 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 Roberts Longhorns David & Sharon Roberts Comanche, TX 76442 (325) 451-9000 www.robertslonghorns.com 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 elmer@riovistaranch.com www.riovistaranch.com Spring Creek Farms Bradley & Heather Wachsmuth 2749 FM 555 • Gilmer, TX 75645 (337) 241-6882, 337-366-2060 bh1028726@gmail.com www.springcreekfarmstx.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 westfarmsinc@gmail.com Butler Breeder’s Futurity James K. Turner (936) 689-1914 the5tcorp@yahoo.com www.butlerbreedersfuturity.com Butler Longhorn Museum (281) 332-1393 info@butlerlonghornmuseum.com www.butlerlonghornmuseum.com


Association News

Chairman’s Message Greetings, Well, temperatures are warming up, green is starting to pop up and people are working their herds and getting fertilizer out in hopes of good grass and fat cattle. Calves are hitting the ground and it’s like finding Easter eggs when you get the first glimpse of them. What a great time of the year. It’s also that time of year again when sales are starting to show up. Now is the time to look through your herds and evaluate them, see what your cows are doing, what kind of calves you are getting and what direction your program is going. Sales can help you improve program as well as get your numbers in tow. I know that in the past couple of years it has not been the best market, which makes it more of a necessity to evaluate your program and see what would be the best decision financially considering what you keep to raise. You want to get the most from your cattle for what it’s costing you to get there. You have the options of premium sales and market sales to help you, as well as what you do private treaty. I know it’s hard for some of us to decide what to sell. I know that I have trouble with being “pasture blind” when deciding what to sell in consignment sales and what to cull sometimes. I’ve had to fall back on what I’ve seen in the past and what some of the old timers (older than me) have always said. When the numbers of cattle gets too high and the demand slows and prices fall, there is a hard choice to make, and that is to be honest with yourself, grade your cattle and cull. Once the numbers go down, the demand will increase and prices will follow. The TLBAA is doing great financially and the office is busy and getting ready for the World Expo. The Horn Showcase is also coming up quickly in October, and the office is getting entry forms, consignment forms for the sales and advertisements out in hopes of making it the best one yet. These two are the largest events that the TLBAA puts on and your support is needed and will be greatly appreciated in making these happen. Sponsorship packages are available for both and you can contact Pam Robison at the office, or any of the committee members if you would choose to support them. I know that there have been several shows that have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus scare and I am sorry for all the exhibitors that have worked hard getting ready for these shows. My heart goes out to all these kids and their families trying to get in the last shows of the season and being told of their cancellation. Again, as always, the office staff are there to help members with everything. They are at your service to help members with registrations, transfers, Trails ads and DNA questions. Don’t hesitate to call on them for help. I am also at your beck and call, as well. Thank you for your continuing faith in the TLBAA. I believe we are headed for great things in this organization for our cattle, our members and our youth, our Longhorn family.

Thank You,

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

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Membership

Attention TLBAA Members:

Announcements and Updates REVISED EVENTS CALENDAR Due to the changes that hit the nation in March with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and government-mandated attempts to stop the spread, many of which may still be affecting us, quite a few April and May events had postponed or cancelled by the time we went to print. See the calendar on pg. 56 to see all the changes available to us prior to going to press. If you have questions about a non-TLBAA event, please contact the chair or hosts directly.

2020 Board Meeting Schedule Announced The TLBAA Board voted in January to have regularly scheduled Board Meetings on the dates listed below so members know the timeframe they have to discuss concerns or ideas with their directors prior. (Directors can be found on pg. 2) There may be additional called meetings as needed.

May 19 June 16 August 18 October 20 December 15

Where Are My Registrations? Just a few reminders when submitting registrations to prevent delays: • When submitting on HORNS you have to take the final step of clicking close and invoice. It will give you an option to pay via PayPal or let us know how you will be paying. Payment must be received in the office before work will be processed. • All transfers mailed into the TLBAA office must have the original certificate with them, and a signed transfer application. • Don’t forget your A.I. or Embryo breeding forms if applicable. • When buying at a sale, check with the hosts to see if they will be submitting transfers for you or whether you are responsible. • Be careful to fill out forms completely. Missing information prevents your work from getting started. • Make sure your contact information in HORNS is current so certificates are mailed to the proper address and attempts to resolve issues via phone or email go through to you.

TLBAA Wishes Dana Coomer A Happy Retirement!

The TLBAA staff and Chairman Keith DuBose gathered in February to wish TLBAA’s Dana Coomer well after her 13 years of service with the association. Amelia Gritta (front right) will now assist you with your Membership needs as well as continuing with her DNA duties. 12 | April 2020

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Feature

In a world where the most disgruntled voices tend to be the loudest and the giants of the beef industry seem to overshadow all others in the marketplace, many breeders approach Longhorn beef with trepidation and a head filled with myths that kill enthusiasm and lead to people giving up or not trying in the first place. Those myths are about to be de-bunked.

Myth #1.

Texas is the only place where you can get people to buy Longhorn Beef.

We currently have 20 states and Canada represented in the Registered Texas Longhorn Beef Provider Program. Add 6 more states that have members who have purchased brochures since January 2019 to help market Longhorn beef. This is just the tip of the iceberg of people actively selling beef at various levels. Members in other countries as well as most of the 50 states have managed to find repeat customers for their product. Is it easy? Not always, and those in Texas often face the same hurdles as those outside the state. There may be times when you have to focus on other aspects of your product that appeals to the demand in your area and let the fact that it is Longhorn be secondary. Become familiar with the food movements in your 16 | April 2020

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area, watching for keywords such a “Farm To Table”, “Farm to Fork”, “Locally Raised” or any state-centered ideas such as Grown in _________ (your state here). Be aware of labeling laws if you venture into terms such as “Organic” and “Grass-Fed Only” as they carry USDA requirements to be met. While those who love their Longhorns and the taste and nutrition of their beef value the product highly, a distinction of Local, Grass-Fed, Naturally Raised Beef may actually allow you to sell at a premium easier than the fact that it is Longhorn, especially if your area has a mistaken idea of what Longhorn beef is like. The flip side can also be true. People who aren’t as focused on what’s good for them to eat may be drawn in by the idea

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of eating something new and different, or beef aficionados may be lured in by emphasizing the flavor of the allnatural beef. Other producers have found success offering grain-finished as well as grass-finished options. Everyone I have ever talked to who has sold Texas Longhorn beef agrees on one thing. You have to do the work to find out what will sell in your area. While some people have had better reception than others, here are some beef producers in states outside of Texas who have been working to acquire customers in areas where folks might be skeptical of Longhorn beef, or beef in general. (Editor’s Note : International Longhorn beef success and challenges will be featured in an upcoming article.)

The check marks represent countries that have indicated selling Longhorn beef. The TLBAA has active members in 15 countries as well as most U.S. States. We will look further at international success and challenges in future articles.

Coast-to-Coast Sample of States outside of Texas and Oklahoma - the two states with the most registered head of Texas Longhorn Cattle GRANBY, MASSACHUSETTS: Guy and Charlotte Cote of Double C Ranch in Granby, Massachusetts are not struggling to get people to accept Longhorn beef, rather having animals ready to process when they need them is their challenge. They prefer to sell only beef they raised, but when they need to buy one they seek out farms they are familiar with. TELFORD, TENNESSEE: Using the combination of “locally sourced” and “lean and healthy” has made people receptive to trying the Longhorn beef offered during the past year by Todd Hensley of Flying H Cattle Company in Telford, Tennessee. Their biggest challenges have been figuring out multiple ways to get it to market and the ability to keep product on hand at the right time. LAMAR, MISSOURI: Jeremiah Thieman with Hat Creek Cattle, LLC is working to overcome the public perception in his area that the meat is tough and gamey. “Getting the public to fully understand how the Longhorn beef differs from other meats has been the biggest challenge,” stated Thieman. “Most people in the Midwest are not familiar with Longhorn beef and are hesitant to purchase it.” He offers what he refers to as “the Pepsi® Challenge” – a free sample to allow them to see that it is good. LANGDON, KANSAS: Dean and Melinda Melton of Prairie Winds Ranch Longhorns are facing a tough crowd. Located in the heart of Angus country, three miles from a 5,000 head feedlot and surrounded by cattle producers who eat their own beef they’ve had a rough start. Add to that a nearby urban population that questions if beef is healthy and buying into the idea that cows are bad for the environment and Melton has sold little beef, even after giving away 20 lbs with no return interest. They are sticking in there and going to try to find new outlets for their beef over the coming year. CASTLE ROCK, COLORADO: Longhorn beef has been part of the Rocky Mountain Longhorns overall

ranching operation for five years. J.R. Matott has no problem getting people interested in the Longhorn beef, but the challenge has been learning what customers wanted in order to keep them coming back and growing a base. It takes a while, but once you do you can move product regularly. In their case, they found it better to hit a price point that kept product moving instead of selling at a premium. It doesn’t hurt that the area around him is driven by “All Natural” and “Grown in Colorado”. CULBERTSON, MONTANA: Once people try the Longhorn beef offered by Cody and Shynna Maloney of the 5/7 Ranch, they usually come back for more. The combination of a local product and his willingness to deliver to people have been a big selling point. During the first year, finding a consistent processor has caused a challenge keeping beef on hand when needed, but they’re working the kinks out. It’s showing potential to one day be more than just supplemental income. DUNDEE, OREGON: Scott and Amelia Picker of A&S Land and Cattle have no trouble finding buyers for their beef. However, a processor to accept Longhorns is a different story. While most of their customers return for more, no processors within a 1-hour drive will accept a Longhorn and Scott has had no luck getting a response from the Regional Director of the USDA. He has had success with USDA processed beef in a local restaurant in the past (sold out 4 times), but that processor is two hours away. So logistics, not customers, is an issue.

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Feature

Myth #2.

All I have to do is present the nutrition/ health benefits and it will sell itself.

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While education has led to a population that is more if there is something unusual about it. Sometimes beef health conscious overall, there is still a preconceived producers have to go through several processors to get a notion held by many consumers that nutritious and de- product that their consumers will return for. licious seldom go together. Think of the vegetables you If you are going to attempt to sell the product without may enjoy but your kids won’t even try. How many low- giving away free product or providing cooked samples, fat healthy food products have you tried and bemoaned then at the very least you need to have cooking instrucsacrificing taste for health? Those who truly value health tions explaining how to cook the leaner meat in a printover all else should jump on the product when they read ed form they can take with them. A bonus would be to the nutritional data, but as Thieman pointed out earli- also have several recipes available for them as well. The er, many have a perception of Longhorn as gamey and best marketing step however is to have a way to expose tough (Both of which can be true if poorly processed or potential customers to the properly cooked product. cooked). “We have a large cusAdd to that the pertomer base because we centage of the populahave a construction tion hesitant because business,” says Matott. they are buying into Hosting customer barthe “beef is harming the becues is one way they planet” claims and the expose potential buyers “beef has to have fat or to the product. be from an Angus to be Donating meat to be good” and Longhorn used in fundraising is beef producers have to a good avenue as well. be prepared to present “We’ve donated our beef much more that nutrito “farm to table” fundtional stats to win cusraiser dinners as a featomers. tured course”, related Photos of healthy catHensley. Other breeders tle on green grass prohave donated it for their vide evidence of natuchurch to use when sellrally raised beef raised in ing burgers for fundraisa humane environment. Whether you give away samples or donate meat to a fundraising ers within the commuFor most Longhorn pro- cookout, get the product in people’s mouths so they will know how nity. great it really is. Photo courtesy of Charlotte Cote. ducers a few minutes The Cotes actually conversation and a photo or two will assure buyers that have a line of homemade spice rubs made by Charlotte the animals are well cared for. specifically to complement the beef they sell. Keep in mind that showing photo of cattle during a Throughout the years a number of breeders have muddy spell or in a pasture with junk items or old fence gotten Longhorn burgers onto local restaurant menus. If you “haven’t gotten around to cleaning up” can have a the establishment is open to acknowledging the source negative impact on potential customers. Be aware of the of the meat and providing your contact information in entire photo when posting to your website or creating some form, it’s a great way to let people experience it a flyer. cooked by a professional. Try to gather contact information for your buyers so If you decide to give a farmer’s market a chance, inyou can follow up. “NEVER assume that yesterday’s cus- quire first to see what their requirements are for providtomer is going to return” warns Matott. “You have to ing cooked samples and, even better, if they will allow reach out to them and make sure they know you’re still you to cook it at your booth. Regulations at farmer’s around.  Several times, a customer would ask us if we market vary widely, even within the same area, so make had more beef even after we told them, we always have sure you do your research. inventory.” Through the past years of talking to successful sellers If you give away beef and no one returns, you need of Longhorn beef, most report a return rate that is high to know why. Reach out to those you have contact info once people try the meat and if their price-point is right for and politely ask why they did not return for more. for the market. If not, carefully analyze your approach Take a pound of that batch and cook it yourself to verify to see if your marketing should take another direction. Continued on pg. 20

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Feature – Continued from pg. 18

Myth #3.

The ONLY way to get started is by selling at the farmer’s market.

If you are successfully utilizing a Farmer’s Market don’t take offense. Farmer’s markets and Longhorn beef can be a great match. However, many people choose to not go that route for various reasons, the most common being the time commitment or the restrictions/permits/ costs associated with them. If you do not set up a public stand to sell, how do you get customers? FRIENDS & FAMILY – The ideal first step to building a customer base would be to process a Longhorn beef for your family and share part of it with friends. This gives you a chance to see if your processor is delivering a good product and working out kinks before you put it in front of potential customers. Once you have a product your family/friends likes then consider avenues to sell it. OFF THE FARM – Whether you sell pre-processing or as individual cuts, you can always utilize marketing that simply drives people to you for the product. If you are selling from your farm or individual packages elsewhere, make sure that you have researched and met all storage and labeling requirements for your state, county and city. COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE (CSA) PROGRAMS – Farm or network/association of multiple farms that offer consumers regular (usually weekly) deliveries of locally-grown farm products during one or more harvest season(s) on a subscription or membership basis. Customers have access to a selected share or range of farm products offered by a single farm or group of farmers based on partial or total ad-

Myth #4.

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vance payment of a subscription or membership fee. (source: USDA.gov) LOCAL CATERING COMPANIES – Caterers are always looking for local sources for menu ingredients to differentiate themselves from other services. PREPARED MEAL SERVICES - In these busy times, more people are turning to meal services for either precooked meal or fresh ingredients packaged with recipes to cook their own quickly. LOCAL RESTAURANTS - Restaurants, along with bars that serve food, usually highlight a burger on the menu. For many, the more unusual burger the better they like it. Been locally raised is a big plus as well. Try getting them to try making a burger with your Longhorn beef to feature for a special. BOUTIQUE BUTCHERS SHOPS - People who go to local butchers are looking for local products that they can trust. Many also process meat as well or will take it in as sides or quarter to sell as cuts. CRAIGSLIST OR COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUPS Many people manage to draw in regular customers from these two free resources. Even if you’re not a fan of the digital world, it is a good way to see if there is interest in your product without much commitment on your part. WEBSITE - If you already have a Longhorn website for your ranch it should be easy to add a page featuring your beef. Provide nutrition and cooking tips as well as products you sell with instructions on how to make purchases.

Unless you get chain stores to carry it, it’s not worth trying to sell it.

In a day and time that people are leery of grocery store meat, why would you let the fact that there is no national distribution for Longhorn beef stop you? Many Longhorn breeders are utilizing beef to remove cull animals from their herds in a way that nets them more than the sale barn, and may even provide enough secondary income to pay the feed bills or upgrade the genetics in their herd. While there are some in the Longhorn industry talking about the logistics of being able to supply a grocery store, the reality is that at this present time 2 – 10 animals a year is the range for many producers, while a few people are processing 100-200 animals per year and others fall somewhere in between. “Meat sales are part of the overall ranching process for us. Our focus is on seed stock first.  Because there is no current market for the Longhorn in a feed yard, this is the best way to eliminate the culls. The animals we

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process would only bring $1k or less at a sale or $500 or less at a sale barn. If we deduct expenses from that, we are negative margin.  By establishing our beef business, we average a $2k profit per animal,” states Matott. While the biggest profit is in retail cuts of beef, even selling on the hoof, delivering the animal to a processor and leaving the rest up to the customer is a better return on a cull than a regular sale barn and means more money back into the operation. Breeders focusing on raising Longhorns for beef and not just selling culls have reported percentages of operation income as high as 80% from beef sales, while those using beef to cull while building the upper end of their herd can range as low as 5% and as high as 50% of their income. Grocery stores are still an industry goal, but there is money to be made via other avenues while that outlet develops.

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Myth #5.

I don’t make enough selling my beef to afford to market it.

You can’t afford not to. But before you stress out thinking about hundreds of dollars in ads or a website, rethink what marketing is. Marketing is simply the act of promoting and selling a product or service. There are a limitless number of ways to achieve this, many of which are free, only take a time investment or can be had at a minimal cost. To successfully sell within your community, it helps for your community to see that you are an active part of it. Join local business and/or civic groups. When speaking to others show interest in what they do and they will be more likely to listen when you speak about your product. The goal is to build trust, and even if people

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have not met you personally, if they see your business as a part of their community they will be more willing to give your beef a try. Support local is a big movement in many areas. Do all you can to make the buying experience and the product you sell the best it can be. Social media posts can be a big business driver or can scare people away. A negative post doesn’t do as much harm if people in the community have already become familiar with you and your product. If you respond to a negative post, do it in a factual, pleasant way. Always remember that every encounter with the public is a marketing moment. Make the most of every opportunity.

Ways to Market For Little to no cost: WORD OF MOUTH Mention the healthiness to your doctor, local health food stores or butcher shops, anyone who can spread the word to others CRAIGSLIST SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE FLYERS in local businesses & on community boards TLBAA BEEF PRODUCERS PROGRAM $75 gets you 150 marketing brochures and a website listing MAGNETIC TRUCK SIGNS (some as little as $20 each online) SIGNAGE OUTSIDE YOUR RANCH saying beef available (varies - can be homemade)

COMMUNITY FOCUSED EVENTS: SPEAKING TO CIVIC GROUPS - Rotary, Kiwanis SPEAKING TO SCHOOL GROUPS - 4H, FFA COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS DONATE MEAT to a church or social event to be cooked for the public SUPPORT SCHOOL-RELATED FUNDRAISERS such as sports or arts programs SPONSOR a peewee sports team or a local run/walk event JOIN A LOCAL FARM TO TABLE TYPE CO-OP For more information on the registered Texas Longhorn Beef Producer Program visit www.tlbaa.org

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Shows

Join Us At The 33rd Join us for the 2020 World Expo to be held on June 24 - 28 at the Bell County Expo in Belton, TX. We celebrate our 33rd year, our third in the Belton facility which has proven to have the grandeur befitting a World Expo. The 33rd World Expo will feature the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America’s World Show, the National Texas Longhorn Breeders of Tomorrow’s Youth Show, the Texas Gold Futurity, Membership Meeting, Awards Banquet and so much more! Entries continue to be strong for the 2019/2020 show season. 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! Remember – invitations are sent to the listed OWNER of the animal so, TLBT members need to check with their animals’ owners to receive the qualifying information. 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.

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. The inaugural Premier Exhibitor Award was presented for the first time at last year’s event. The competition proved to be popular with participation from all four youth divisions. 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 Kevin and Laury Rooker. Don’t miss this great opportunity!

TLBAA World Show: Our World Show will feature divisions including Haltered, Non-Haltered, Trophy Steer and Miniature. This year’s judges are: Open Haltered – Dr. Clint Rusk and Non-Haltered – Cheryl Linthicum. Check the TLBAA website for updates on the Trophy Steer judges.

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 in their respective classes. This year we welcome Ryan Rash 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 24 | April 2020

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TLBAA World Expo

JUNE 24-28, 2020

Texas Gold Futurity:

Senior Heifer Sale:

We are thrilled to host the 2020 Texas Gold Futurity in conjunction with the TLBAA World Expo on Thursday June 25th 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.

Graduating seniors present their animal and actively market to raise money for their college education at the Senior Heifer Sale. Senior TLBT members can find the information to enter on the TLBAA website. We hope you will attend and raise your hand for a good cause.

Breeder’s Memorial: Futurities are an excellent opportunity to showcase and promote your young animals. 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, pg. 27.

Membership Meeting: All TLBAA members are encouraged to attend the Membership Meeting to be held on Friday June 26 after the Non-Haltered & Miniature divisions. The meeting provides another opportunity to discuss industry issues and best practices.

We give tribute and honor to those who have passed during the year.

Awards Banquet: The awards banquet was held in a new venue on the Expo grounds last year. The Assembly Hall (located near the Garth Arena) proved to be the perfect location and offered plenty of room for our festivities. It promises to be a great banquet - full of awards, recognition, and great food. Tickets are $35 each; reserve yours today.

Volunteer:

Photography Contest: The Photography Contest returns with a new theme this year; your interpretation of “It’s All in the Details!”. The cost to enter is $10 per submission.

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 willingness 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 2020 World Expo!

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BECOME A 2020 WORLD EXPO

SPONSOR JUNE 25-27 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 • Overall Champion $100 • Division Champion $75 • Division Reserve Champion $50 • Class Sponsor $30 Each class sponsor will be in the program, announced and listed at the beginning of the livestream for that class.

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 2020 World Show T-Shirt. Deadline is May 1, 2020.

CONTACT 817-625-6241 salesandevents@tlbaa.org


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.

FEMALES

Class 1 Born September-December 2019 Class 2 Born July-August 2019 Class 3 Born May-June 2019 Class 4 Born March-April 2019 Class 5 Born January-February 2019 Class 6 Born September-December 2018 Class 7 Born May-August 2018 Class 8 Born January-April 2018 RULES: All cattle must be TLBAA or ITLA registered. All entries must be paid Class 9 Born in 2017 in full ($100 per entry) by May 15, 2020. 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

BULLS

Class 12 Born September-December 2019 Class 13 Born July-August 2019 Class 14 Born May-June 2019 Class 15 Born March-April 2019 Class 16 Born January-February 2019 Class 17 Born September-December 2018 Class 18 Born May-August 2018 Class 19 Born January-April 2018 Class 20 Grand Champion Bull Class 21 Reserve Grand Champion Bull

HELD DURING THE LONGHORN EXPO - June 25, 2020

All Texas Gold Futurity entries must be postmarked by May 15, 2020 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.


Marketing

Take The Next Step: Email Marketing You post regularly to social media, sponsor as many sales as you can, and have mastered taking videos of your herd and documenting life on the ranch. The progress of your program is incredible and needs to be shared, and your beef program has new cuts available! You’re thinking about turning to email marketing to help move your goals forward. But every morning when Mike Beijl sits down with his cup of coffee and can of sardines, he opens his email inbox to find 15 new emails from fellow Longhorn breeders. He looks at one, or two but deletes most of them. This is the reality for most of our email marketing initiatives. So how do we win over Mike Beijl and stand out among the competition? Let’s start at the beginning.

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WHAT IS EMAIL MARKETING? In its most basic sense, email marketing is the use of email to promote products or services. But a better email marketing definition as it relates to the Texas Longhorn Industry is the use of email to develop relationships with potential customers or other breeders. Email marketing is one segment of internet marketing, which encompasses online marketing via websites, social media, blogs, and more. It is essentially direct mail done electronically instead of through the postal service. As this form of marketing can be used to build relationships, create experiences and tailor their marketing messages to their audience with customers – if done poorly it can also drive them away.

KNOW YOUR GOALS All good marketing starts with setting goals, and email marketing is no different. To run a successful email marketing campaign, think about what you want to achieve and work backward from there. For example, my goal is to sell a specific cow at an upcoming sale. In my email marketing campaign leading up to the sale, I would want to decide on four mes28 | April 2020

sages and send out one email a week prior. • Details of the cow and what makes her unique; • Her progeny and what kind of producer she has been; • How I have raised her and the home she comes from; • What sale she is in and how you can buy her. From here, I create each email and send it out to my audiences or subscribers.

EMAIL MARKETING TIPS Effective email marketing takes effort. Here are a few strategies for making the most of your email marketing campaigns. • Build your own list. All you’re going to do by sending unsolicited email is turn off most of the people you’re hoping to turn into customers. Whether through your website, at an event, or sale, make it clear when customers or breeders are opting into receiving your emails. • Adhere to the rules of the CAM-SPAM Act. These rules include having a non-deceptive subject line, a method of unsubscribing, and your name and address at the end of the emails. • Don’t just send out ads to buy what you’re selling all the time. Use your emails to build rapport. Tell stories of the ranch, new updates in your program, or by sharing your expertise or that of others. Give tips and insights your subscribers can value. Share information that lets them know more about you. • Treat your list well. Remember, the people you’re communicating with over email have trusted you with their information; they deserve your respect. If you want a chance to convert them from customers to fans and even evangelists for your brand, make them feel special. • Stick to a schedule if you’re doing a newsletter. Sending emails on a regular day or days can help your subscribers know what to expect from you and when. • Do not send it too frequently! It is encouraged to keep email marketing to twice a month, or once a week before significant events or sales. • Optimize your email for mobile usage, statistics show that roughly half of the emails are opened on mobile devices. • Make your email interactive. Try to not send a flat, one photo email. Make your email engaging with items in which to click. The goal is to create an experience that drives an action; whether that be a click to read a blog post, a way in which to contact you, or drives the recipient to your Facebook to interact with your brand. So now you’ve been sending out emails to your list

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By Jason Hartline of recipients you’ve built up over the last few months, but Outlook isn’t entirely cutting it anymore. Sometimes your emails get lost in the void that is spam folders, and then there was that one time you accidentally CC’d instead of BCCing.

THERE MUST BE A BETTER WAY, RIGHT? It might be time to try out a more professional email tool. But wait, before you cry out ‘professional = expensive’, there are actually quite a few free email marketing services that can do the job well. My top three free picks are: MailerLite MailerLite offers a decent amount of features on its free plan. This includes autoresponders, sophisticated webforms, (limited) reporting and email support. There aren’t mountains of templates to choose from, but they look good, and they are very flexible. They might not have as many features as some other email tools, but we found they had the most important ones. Note that templates aren’t included in the free plan. MailChimp Similar to MailerLite, you have restricted features available on the

free account, e.g., advanced segmentation and delivery by time-zone. But you still have a more generous subscriber amount, and it’s just as user-friendly. And most importantly, you can’t use their email or chat support. Lots of choices and flexibility with their template designs. They are relatively modern-looking, too. All of the drag & drop templates are responsive, but the classic templates are not. Sender This simple and easy-to-use email marketing tool includes a sizeable sending allowance and some handy extras like automation and push notifications.

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Health

Not all Methods of Castration by Ligation are Equal Properly tensioned band is critical St. Francis, Kan. – Proper tension is essential in ligating a body part. Studies of high-tension banding have demonstrated that the complete negation of blood flow triggers a natural analgesic effect that reduces pain, while minimizing swelling and related complications. This effect is called compression analgesic. Compression analgesic was the term used by researchers in New Zealand when developing a humane and drug-free method of velvet antler removal. Without a band placed below the antler pedicle, the level of pain when removing the antler was excruciating (full body movement); with a properly tensioned Callicrate VELVET ANTLER Band, the level of pain was undetectable (no eye movement). The Callicrate WEE Bander, as with the Callicrate SMART Bander and the Callicrate PRO Bander, also provides compression analgesic. It is the only castration tool for newborns that achieves a level of tension sufficient to shut off the blood supply, while providing immediate pain relief. Proper tension is achieved with every application. Managing stress is especially important with calves, lambs, and kids in developing healthy immune systems essential to a healthy drug-free life. Another advantage of the WEE Bander - you do not have to worry about incomplete castration when a testicle slips back up above the band. Keeping both testicles below the band with the elastrator pliers and ‘cheerio’ rings is a challenge. The elastrator ring is inexpensive but fails to provide sufficient tension for either proper ligation or pain relief. Other castration products on the market are either bigger versions of the elastrator ring

or depend on operator hand strength for tightening, failing to provide the proper tension. Callicrate Banders, recommended by veterinarians and animal handling specialists worldwide since 1995, are the most humane and effective castration tools on the market. Due to emphasis on high-tension ligation, the banders excel at achieving a tight band every time. Easy-to-read tension indicators ensure the correct tightness, essential to minimizing discomfort and reducing complications. ### More information can be found at www.callicratebanders. com, or email rachel@nobull.net or call 785-332-3344

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Health

Managing Foot Rot in Cattle Foot rot is an infectious condition that causes swelling, heat and inflammation in the foot, resulting in severe lameness. The swelling and lameness tends to appear suddenly. One day the animal is fine, and the next day the foot may be so sore the animal may not put weight on it. Dr. Bill Lias (Interstate Vet Clinic, Brandon, SD) says the main organism that causes foot rot is Fusobacterium necrophorum which is an anaerobe, meaning it thrives in environments without oxygen. “If it gains entry to the foot (usually through a scrape or nick in the skin between the two claws) it causes infection and swelling. This organism is found in feces, and in muddy, wet conditions in feedlots or pastures we see more cases,” he says. If cattle have to walk through bogs in their pasture or stand in mud and manure in a feedlot, where the cattle all go to water in one spot, they are vulnerable. If they congregate in an area and stand there all day in the mud-hole, it can set them up for foot rot. “We sometimes see more cases when it’s muddy in the fall and then as the mud freezes it’s rough and rutted and sharp. When cattle have to walk on that frozen mud they may injure their feet and get abrasions in that tissue between the toes—and we see multiple cases of foot rot; it can happen whenever there’s a nick in the skin and the bacteria are present. This organism is considered ubiquitous in the environment—pretty much everywhere,” he says. Foot rot is easy to treat. “It responds well to most antibiotics if treated early. People use the tetracyclines, penicillin, naxcel, ceftiofur, Nuflor, or Draxxin, because

they are all labeled for treating foot rot. People generally choose the long-lasting ones so they don’t have to treat the animal again. The best thing to do, however, is consult your veterinarian because one drug might be better than another under various circumstances,” says Lias. In some cases you may need a veterinarian to help confirm the diagnosis because the animal may be lame (with a swollen foot) for some other reason. It could be snakebite, a hoof abscess, a nail stuck in the bottom of the foot, or even a broken bone. You can’t just assume it is foot rot. “There could be a nail or wire in there, or some other kind of injury. The signs of lameness could all look the same, and it may take a close examination to determine the cause,” he says. “If you treat the animal for foot rot and it doesn’t respond, you definitely need to pick that foot up and get a good look at it to see if something else is going on there.” Local treatment can also help clear up the infection. “This pathogen is an anaerobe so if you can pick that foot up and clean the lesion, scrubbing and debriding the necrotic (dead) tissue out of that interdigital space, it will speed healing. If you can get the animal confined in a chute you can get a good look at the foot and clean it out,” he says. If the animal is not treated in a timely fashion, long-standing cases or ones that are difficult to clear up sometimes spread into the surrounding tissues and may get into the tendon sheath or the joint in the foot, or even into the bone. “Those advanced infections are really challenging to deal with. Sometimes you are looking at having to amputate one claw (on one side) as a salvage strategy, to get it (left) Swollen foot with deep digital sepsis. (Right) Xray of foot with deep digital sepsis healed up enough to sell or butch-

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By Heather Smith Thomas

er that animal. If it is lame and unable to get around very well, it’s pretty for the animal to maintain weight, let alone gain back what was lost,” says Lias. Cattle that have been lame and in pain from foot rot for any length of time don’t eat well and tend to lose weight. This disease is somewhat contagious because the pathogens can be spread around if the lesion between the toes breaks open and is draining. This increases the number of bacteria in that immediate environment, so if one animal in the group (in a pen or feed yard, for instance) gets foot rot it would be a good idea to isolate that animal during the time you are treating it, and through the recovery period. Some producers wonder if there might be a connection between flies and the spread of foot rot, such as flies landing on the draining lesion and carrying bacteria to other cattle. “I am not aware of any studies indicating that insects have been shown to be a significant vector, but it is a plausible theory,” Lias says. “For prevention of foot rot, it pays to do things that keep cattle from continually standing in one muddy, nasty spot. Move the hay feeders if you can, move the mineral feeders to a clean area, and in the feedlot make some mounds so the cattle can get up out of the mud and stand on higher ground during rainy, wet conditions,” says Lias. Some cattle may be more prone to foot rot than others, depending on individual immunities and hoof health. Some animals have more stress on the feet and more risk for problems. “If the hoof is too long

(the foot needs trimming), this can be a factor. Healthy feet and skin are important, so nutrition also plays a role. Some of the trace minerals like zinc are crucial for general immunity. Research many years ago demonstrated that adequate amounts of zinc in the ration seemed to minimize the number of foot rot cases. A good mineral program aids general hoof health and immunity.” There is a vaccine that some producers use to give some immune protection. “This vaccine is Fusogard, made by Elanco. I don’t have any experience with it, but it is reported in some situations to be an effective control for foot rot as well as liver abscesses,” says Lias. It is important to monitor cattle and know if any become lame, determining whether its foot rot if an animal turns up lame, and then treating it early. “Early treatment is best, and most successful. The one good thing about foot rot is that it does respond pretty well to most antibiotics. If you catch it early and use the appropriate antibiotic in appropriate dose, treatment is usually successful,” he says.

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TLBAA Horn Showcase

Horn Showcase Satellite Measuring: What You Need To Know The 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 26 and 27. 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. We can provide information with your location and can send out an eblast to help 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 en34 | April 2020

ter 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, 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 and buy semen at a show special price. It is also your opportunity to purchase your next cow at the Horn Showcase 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, 817625-6241 or salesandevents@tlbaa.org. You can also contact the Horn Showcase Committee satellite liaison, Jim Rosebrock, 254-743-9155 or jim.rosebrock@yahoo.com. Check the TLBAA website to find a satellite location near you!

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2020 HORN SHOWCASE

OCTOBER 1-3, 2020 • LAWTON, OKLAHOMA

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Thursday, October 1

Cattle Check In 9:00 am - 9:00 p.m.

Friday, October 2 Measuring Classes Seminars Bull Alley Reception Bull Alley

Saturday, October 3

Futurity Seminar Cocktails/Banquet, Fairgrounds Annex HSC Select Sale

Sunday, October 4

All Cattle Must Be Removed By 2:00 pm

hsc select sale

Your opportunity to offer your best cows and heifers on Saturday, October 3rd.

NEW THIS YEAR - Pens of Heifers! If you have two or three quality heifers, this is your chance to feature them together. The first heifer will be subject to the regular $350 consignment fee but your second and third heifer’s consignment fee will be discounted to $125 each. This offer is reserved for heifers 18 months old and less. Space is limited for the heifer pens so get yours in early! All sales will be subject to 7% commission.

satellites Get your location out there early! See the adjacent article for more information. Everyone needs to start looking at your herd and making the decision to enter the only official horn measuring event.

sponsorships Remember, the earlier you commit to a sponsorship, the more exposure you will receive! There is a package to suit everyone’s budget and need.

bull alley This is your opportunity to put your outstanding bull literally in the spotlight! Besides competing in the measuring contest, your bull will have his moment to shine during the Bull Alley celebration. This is a great chance to put a young bull in front of an audience or to brag on a proven producer. Remember – all bulls need to be TLBAA AI certified to enter so start that process today! New for this year – the minimum number of straws required will be 50. Check the TLBAA website and Facebook for updated information and forms. 26 | May 2019

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2020 HORN SHOWCASE OCTOBER 1-3, 2020 • LAWTON, OKLAHOMA

SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES

SAVE THOUSANDS ON MARKETING SERVICES! Late sponsorships may receive alternate benefits

TWIST 21 - $12,500

DELTA DIAMOND - $10,000

LADY BUTLER- $5,500

ANITA - $3,000

MEASLES 2849 - $1,800

YO SAMSON JOSEFINA 706 - $1,000

• Full page ad in Trails Magazine for 12 mo. - Value $9,600 • Three Sale Consignments - Value $1,050 • Sponsor ad on Website for 12 mo. - Value $3,300 • Full page ad in HSC Sale Catalog - Value $400 • Full page ad in HSC Program - Value $200 • Online Directory Web ad for 12 mo. - Value $240 • Breeder’s Guide ad in Trails Magazine for 12 mo. - Value $365 • Two 3’ x 5’ wall banners displayed • Two Custom E-blasts - Value $200 • Reserved banquet table for 8 with 8 drink tickets - Value $500 • Table for Ranch/Vendor Space • Reserved Parking Spot at Coliseum • Reserved Seating for Four at Sales • Pass to Front of Line for Animal Load Out • Recognition in event promotion online and print

• Full page ad in Trails Magazine for 6 mo. - Value $4,800 • Two Sale Consignments - Value $700 • Full page ad in HSC Sale Catalog - Value $400 • Full page ad in HSC Program - Value $200 • One 3’ x 5’ wall banner displayed • Four Banquet Tickets with Six Drink Tickets - Value $250 • Table for Ranch/Vendor Space • Reserved Parking Spot at Coliseum • Reserved Seating for Four at Sales • Recognition in event promotion online and print

• Button ad on Website for 12 mo. - Value $2,400 • Half page ad in HSC Catalog - Value $200 • One 3’ x 5’ wall banner displayed • Two Custom E-blasts - Value $200 • Two Banquet Tickets - Value $100 • Recognition in event promotion online and print

www.tlbaa.org

salesandevents@tlbaa.org TLBAA Office • 817-625-6241

• Full page ad in Trails Magazine for 12 mo. - Value $9,600 • Two Sale Consignments - Value $700 • Full page ad in HSC Sale Catalog - Value $400 • Full page ad in HSC Program - Value $200 • Breeder’s Guide ad in Trails Magazine for 12 mo. - Value $365 • Two 3’ x 5’ wall banners displayed • Two Custom E-blasts - Value $200 • Reserved banquet table for 8 with 8 drink tickets - Value $500 • Table for Ranch/Vendor Space • Reserved Parking Spot at Coliseum • Reserved Seating for Four at Sales • Pass to Front of Line for Animal Load Out • Recognition in event promotion online and print

• Half page ad in Trails Magazine for 3 mo. - Value $1,650 • Two Sale Consignments - Value $700 • Full page ad in HSC Sale Catalog - Value $400 • Full page ad in HSC Program - Value $200 • One 3’ x 5’ wall banner displayed • Four Banquet Tickets - Value $200 • Table for Ranch/Vendor Space • Reserved Seating for Four at Sales • Recognition in event promotion online and print

• Button ad on Website for 12 mo. - Value $2,400 • Half page ad in HSC Catalog - Value $200 • One 3’ x 5’ wall banner displayed • Two Custom E-blasts - Value $200 • Two Banquet Tickets - Value $100 • Recognition in event promotion online and print   

BRONZE CLASS SPONSORSHIP- $250

• Recognition in HSC Program • Recognition in Trails Magazine HSC Results • Sponsor announced as class enters the ring • Recognition on special HSC sponsor page                                           

*Trails Magazine Sponsor Benefits To Be Redeemed September 2020-August 2021

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TLBAA horn Showcase

select sale

October 3 • Lawton, OK consignment deadline 6/19 Member Number _________________ Consignors Name _________________________________________________________ Phone ____________________________ EMAIL ____________________________________________________________ Animal NaMe ______________________________________________________________ REG No. _____________________

r Consignment Fee: $350 includes one measurement, please specify r TTT r TH r TWISTY r Pens of 2 or 3 heifers (18 months old or less) may be offered for a consignment fee of $350 for the first animal plus

$125 each additional animal. All are subject to 7% commission. Limited availability on pens of heifers. Please use a seperate form for each animal.

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS

r Additional Measurement $100 each rTTT rTH rTWISTY r Sponsorship Package $___________ CATALOG ADS: r FULL $400 r HALF $250 r Expanded Lot (up to 4 reference photos) $100 PAYMENT r Visa, Mastercard, Discover r CC on File r Check Attached TOTAL:__________________ Name on Card________________________________________________CID(3-digit code on back)_____________ Card Number_____________________________________________________ Exp. Date_______________

COMMISSION 7% requirements 1. Payment in full 2. Completed consignment form 3. Original TLBAA certificate or dual registration certificate 4. Completed transfer application 5. Digital photo sent to salesandevents@tlbaa.org Selection: Notifications will be sent the week of 6/29/20 confirming accepted consignments Breeding information All sale entries must be confirmed bred or have a calf at side at time of sale if 30 months old or older.

Cow Exposed To _________________________________________ From___________ to_______________ Cow Exposed To _________________________________________ From___________ to_______________ Confirmed Bred___________ Calf At Side Information: sex_____________ Date Calved________________ OCV Vaccinated rYes

rNo

Calf Sired by _____________________________________________

COMMENTS_________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ Comments will be published in sale catalog. Changes for pedigree reader must be submitted in writing to management no later than 24 hours before sale start.

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.

Consignor Signature______________________________________________________

Date__________________

PO BOX 4430 • Fort Worth, TX 76164 • 817.625.6241 • salesandevents@tlbaa.org For Questions, Contact: Pam Robison - pam@tlbaa.org


2020 BULL ALLEY

OCTOBER 2, 2020 • LAWTON, OKLAHOMA

SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES

SAVE THOUSANDS ON MARKETING SERVICES! *All Bull Alley Sponsorships include recognition in individual videos produced for each participating bull as well as during live presentation in Lawton.

$8,000 Package

$5,000 Package

$2,500 Package

$1,500 Package

• One Bull Alley Entry - Value $250 • One Full page ad in Trails for 8 mo. - Value $6,400 • One Full page ad in HSC Program - Value $200 • Breeder’s Guide ad in Trails for 12 mo. - Value $365 • Two 3’ x 5’ wall banners displayed • Two custom E-blasts - Value $200 • Reserved Parking Spot at Coliseum • Table for Ranch/Vendor Space • Reserved Banquet Table For 8 with 8 Drink Tickets - Value $500

• One Bull Alley Entry - $250 • One Full page ad in trails for 3 mo. - Value $1,650 • One Full page ad in HSC Program - Value $200 • One 3’ x 5’ wall banner displayed • Two custom E-blasts - Value $200 • Table for Ranch/Vendor Space • Two Banquet Tickets - Value $100

• One Bull Alley Entry - Value $250 • One Full page ad in trails for 6 mo. - Value $4,800 • One Full page ad in HSC Program - Value $200 • Two 3’ x 5’ wall banners displayed • Two custom E-blasts - Value $200 • Table for Ranch/Vendor Space • Four Banquet Tickets with Six Drink Tickets - Value $250

• One Bull Alley Entry - $250 • One Full page ad in HSC Program - Value $200 • Two custom E-blasts - Value $200 • Table for Ranch/Vendor Space • Two Banquet Tickets - Value $100

Last Year’s Winners!

Each sold 35 straws of semen at 2019 Bull Alley

Rebel HR

RR Escondido Red 260 for more information/contact matt baca • mattbaca32@gmail.com • (719) 406-2513 salesandevents@tlbaa.org • (817) 625-6421 26 | May 2019

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Affiliate News

AFFILIATE UPDATES CANADIAN TEXAS LONGHORN ASSOCIATION DEB LESYK PRESIDENT 306-867-9427

Spring Sale and Yearling Heifer Jackpot preparations continue for Saskatoon April 25th . The catalogue should be on line in early April. Please contact the CTLA office for further information. The Annual meeting will be held prior to the jackpot on Saturday morning.  We thank Trouw Nutrition for their sponsorship of the trophy buckle that will be presented to the champion heifer. Hoping everyone has a safe and successful calving season. See you in Saskatoon April 25th!

The NTLA had it’s annual meeting on January 24th in Grand Island, NE. The business discussed was the NTLA annual sale in Beatrice, NE on May 16th @10 a.m. at the Beatrice 77 livestock auction. This year, we have instituted the “buyers bounty” for the top 3 animals purchased in the ring. The buyers of the top 3 lots will receive a $500 bounty to take home with their new purchase. JUSTIN GEORGES We are putting together a nice lineup of cattle! For consignment information, PRESIDENT contact Justin Georges @ 402-580-0209 or @ justin.georges@yahoo.com . We JUSTIN.GEORGES@YAHOO.COM hope you see you all in May. Also discussed was the election of new officers. Paul Schlecht went off after serving as President, and Chelsey Georges went off the board after six years as Secretary/treasurer. The NTLA thanks both of them for their dedication to the association. Justin Georges was elected the new President of the NTLA, and Carmen Belina was welcomed on the board as the new Secretary/ treasurer. The additional board members welcomed back are Kenny Richardson, Les Lautenschlager Sr., Leslie Lautenschlager Jr., Delwin Smeal, and Cully Sila. The NTLA is in development of a futurity event in the very near future, so stay tuned for information regarding that. Don’t forget to purchase raffle tickets for your chance at a heifer calf, donated by a member of the NTLA. Join us for the drawing at our two day show at the Nebraska State Fair August 28-29, you need not be present to win. For tickets contact Carmen Belina@ cabelina15@gmail.com . Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.

NEBRASKA TEXAS LONGHORN ASSOCIATION

WEST TEXAS LONGHORN BREEDER ASSOCIATION DENNIS URBANTKE PRESIDENT DENNIS@THLONGHORNS.COM

The West Texas Longhorn Association is proud to announce a great turnout for the San Angelo Stock Show. We had 376 entries this year and a good time was had by all.  The WTLA provided breakfast burritos on Saturday morning and donuts on Sunday morning.  We would also like to remind our Senior Youth Members of our two scholarships for $1000.00 each.  Deadline for participants is April 15, 2020.  Rules and criteria are set forth and can be found on the WTLA web site.  The Great Western Trail Days Longhorn Show is scheduled for April 24-26.  Hope to see a lot of people in Coleman during that time. 

East Texas Longhorn Association has been keeping busy this month. Our showmanship has been well represented in San Antonio at the San Antonio Fair, San Angelo for the San PRESIDENT Angelo Stock Show, Matagorda for DOUG BURKHAM the Matagorda State Fair, & currently REDSTARRANCH@HOTMAIL.COM the Houston Livestock Show.  All of these shows are world qualifier shows and are giving our ETLA Youth points towards end of the year awards and scholarships. Congratulations to all of our participants and winners. Seniors for ETLA youth… start getting your scholarship applications turned in so you can meet all criteria for these. ETLA are always ready to include and welcome new members, if you are interested in becoming a part of the ETLA, a TLBAA Affiliate, please contact Lana Green Hightower or Heather Fischer and we can get you started. Our ETLA World Qualifying Show will be coming up in the fall in conjunction with the East Texas State Fair in Tyler Texas on October 2nd.  It is always a great weekend and fun for the whole family. ETLA would like to thank our volunteers that work so hard to make sure that the shows run smoothly, that the participants nor the spectators are safe, and that every little detail is attended to. Without all of you none of this would be possible.

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Affiliate News It’s nice to see some green grass!! In our part of the country, people are turning their cows out to pasture (or thinking about it). The Great Plains Texas Longhorn Association continues to build steam… and membership. Our determination to create opportunities for Longhorn producers continues. We want to help producers sell their Longhorns and GORDON HOWIE promote their programs in a positive and upbeat market. Thanks to those who PRESIDENT are working hard to make that happen!! GKHOWIE@YAHOO.COM Three of the events planned for 2020 are: • August 21 Regional Horn Measurement Competition • August 22 2nd Annual Top Hand Invitational Longhorn Sale • August 23 5th Annual World Qualifying Longhorn Show Forms and Information on these events can be downloaded at https:// ghowie.com/longhorn-events. These events all take place at the Central States Fair, in Rapid City, SD. MORE NEW BREEDERS: Rick and Linda Denief started several years ago with one Longhorn cow. After several successful calving seasons, they fell uncontrollably in love with Longhorns. The result was a herd expansion. They just couldn’t keep from building their herd. Last year they bought another Longhorn cow with calf at side at the TOP HAND INVITATIONAL LONGHORN SALE. Rick is a farm and ranch Broker, licensed in six states. While he is touring the county, he is always looking for the “right place” to settle down and grow their Longhorn herd. The first-ever National “LOVE YOUR LONGHORN DAY” will be celebrated on August 22, 2020 in Rapid City, South Dakota. It’s just another way to promote the Longhorn cattle we love and expand the interest and marketing opportunities for Longhorn producers. You can enter your favorite cow, bull or calf to be the “poster child” for the first “LOVE YOUR LONGHORN DAY” by sending a private facebook message to Gordon Howie or an email to gkhowie@yahoo.com. Please include a picture, DOB and name of the animal. We are ALWAYS excited to talk about Longhorns, so call Scot or Gordon any time! We want to help YOU succeed and expand the NEW and GROWING market in the Upper Midwest!! Happy Spring!!

GREAT PLAINS TEXAS LONGHORN ASSOCIATION

SETLA would like to thank everyone who participated in our recent fund raiser. We were graciously donated a free turkey hunt on 2500 acres of privately owned property that featured new clear cuts, large stands of hardwoods, food plots and flowing creeks. We will be excited to use these funds to help promote the Texas Longhorn breed here in the Southeast. NEAL MARAMAN As we stated in the last issue, with the success that we had last year doing PRESIDENT our “Corral Panel Giveaway” fund-raiser, we plan on bringing it back this NSMARAMAN@GMAIL.COM summer and selling chances to win another set of panels for your cattle operation. Make sure to “Like” us on Facebook to keep up with the giveaway dates and times that will be announced soon! We would like to take the time to recognize some of our newest members! We recently had 4 new memberships join our association and we are excited to have them! • Danny & Leslie Eddings, D&L Ranch, Lexington, TN • John & Natalie Chaney, Diamond C Ranch, Thomasville, NC • Ann, Clay & Coleman Schofield, Twisted S Farm, Headland, AL • Tori Outlaw & Thomas Stokes, Copperhead Farms Texas Longhorns, Harrison, GA We thank them for joining and encourage others to join. You will find it to be a great group of people who all have a great love for this wonderful breed of cattle! We are planning to have a meeting and get together soon so find us on Facebook and let us know you have an interest. We would love to have you come hang out with us. Please also go ahead and mark your calendars for the weekend of May 21 - 24, 2020 to be with us again in Lexington, KY. Many SETLA members will be attending the Southeastern Winchester Futurity that weekend as well as the Hudson-Valentine Bluegrass Longhorn Auction. These were both great events last year and we expect nothing but the best again this year. It is a great time to meet new friends and hang out with all of your old friends who love these cattle as much as we do. We hope that Spring has sprung for everyone in the Southeast and we are looking forward to planning a few weekend outings this year so please stay tuned via our Facebook page so that you do not miss any of the exciting things SETLA will be planning!

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SOUTH TEXAS LONGHORN BREEDER ASSOCIATION

After the completion of four great show events between October 2019 to midMarch 2020, STLA is moving into Spring 2020 with a continued busy schedule that includes fun for all Texas Longhorn breeders and enthusiasts from across the state. Make plans to join us at one of the upcoming STLA events.

2020 STLA SPRING SHOW (April 24-26, 2020) Make sure you are part of the three great days of outstanding Texas Longhorn competition at the upcoming 2020 STLA SPRING SHOW to be held in late April. This is the former STLA Rockdale Show which has had to be moved to a larger location. This year’s show will be held at the John L. Kuykendall Event Center & Arena at Llano, Texas. STLA is currently working to find a new and permanent venue for this popular show. April is the best time to come enjoy the scenic and beautiful Texas Hill Country which is covered in wildflowers! For additional information or specific questions, please contact Show Chairs: Sandi Nordhausen at 512-898-2401 or Merrilou Russell at 361781-4221. JEREMY JOHNSON PRESIDENT DOSNINOSRANCH@GMAIL.COM

STLA SPRING 2020 FIELD DAY & AGM (May 16, 2020) Save the date and plan to attend a full day of Longhorn Fun to include a ranch tour, guest speakers, Youth Scholarship Awards Presentation, barbeque lunch and fellowship, and raffle drawing for a 2019 Polaris Ranger at the STLA Field Day & Annual General Meeting. The event will be hosted by John and Christy Randolph at Lonesome Pines Ranch in Smithville, TX on Saturday, May 16, 2020 from 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM. For more information, please follow us on our Facebook, https://www.stla.org/ index.html, or contact STLA Field Day & AGM coordinator, Andrea Wilson, at thelonghornproject@yahoo.com or (281) 728-3787. IMPORTANT INFORMATION AT PRESS TIME: STLA is continuing to monitor the public health concerns associated with the Covid-19 outbreak. The health of our members, their families, and our extended communities will always be our top priority. While we are currently scheduling and planning events during April-May 2020, please know that any of these events can be subject to change, postponement, or cancellation as the need arises or based on requirements and directions of local and/or state officials. Please stay tuned and we will keep you updated every few days as we have more information. Also, please continue to follow our STLA Facebook pages or visit www.stla.org to keep up with the most current information on upcoming events. SOUTH TEXAS LONGHORN ASSOCIATION RANGER RAFFLE Make sure your name is in the barrell to win this great ranch utility vehicle and help support our STLA Scholarship Program. You can see the vehicle on display at various STLA Shows in coming months and the drawing for the lucky winner will be at the STLA Annual General Meeting in May 2020. Raffle tickets are $50 each and can be purchased at our shows or by contacting our Ranger Raffle crew members: Kathy Bruner - Phone: 512-689-8624 or Jamie Wood - Phone: 512-635-1818. SOUTH TEXAS LONGHORN ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES The South Texas Longhorn Association (STLA) takes extreme pride in being able to assist qualified young people involved with our association to move forward with college plans after high school and to also help fund further educational work for those qualified students already involved in a college or university degree program. Please review our scholarship categories to learn more about rules and qualification criteria for these annual STLA Scholarships. All interested youth need to refer to the South Texas Longhorn Association’s webpage for all the details and requirements to be a candidate. https://www.stla.org/scholarship.html WINTERFEST SHOW RECAP (December 2019) The STLA WinterFest Show held in Edna, Texas on the weekend of December 13-14, 2019 was once again a successful and fun event for all ages and all exhibitors. This year’s judges, Jodie Ging, Keith Dubose, Matthew Manchaca, and Russell Fairchild had many wonderful animals to rank, filter, sort, and assess. Winners were as follows: Youth Show: Female: Miss Dolly Not Parton – Exhibitor: Libby Butterfield; Bull: Iron Kettle 99– Exhibitor: Libby Butterfield; Steer: Scooby Doo Prime– Exhibitor: Emma Lucas Open Haltered Show: Female: CK Buzz-n-Bee Happy; Bull: BZB Buster Mature Female: Bluebelle Non-Haltered/Free Division Show: Female: Cherry Snap; Mature Female: BRR Bella Mona Lisa; Trophy Steer: V Bar Durango Mini Division: Female: Queen Anne Finale; Bull: LL True Love; Steer: LRM Fireball Showmanship Competition: Youth: Anson Rosales; Intermediate: Eliana Mensior; Teen: Madison Shroeder; Senior: Brandon Couvillon Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest: Alexandria Staples (returning Champ from 2018) Holiday Cookie Contest: Sarah Buentello Congratulations go out to all our 2019 WinterFest Show Champions! Send your AFFILIATE NEWS in by the 1st of the month prior to publication date (June News due by May 1st) and let everyone know you’re active. Don’t forget to include a photo or two! We’re always open to submissions of articles about your members and their Longhorn activities or history. Contact myra@tlbaa.org or 817.625.6241 x 104 to discuss potential articles.

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Futurity Results

CATTLE BARON’S WINCHESTER FUTURITY RESULTS HEIFERS Place

DOB

1 2 3

5/4/19 5/3/19 5/6/19

1 2 3

3/22/19 3/11/19 2/3/19

1 2 3

1/23/19 1/7/19 1/20/19

1 2 3

11/29/18 11/28/18 11/15/18

1 2 3

9/2/18 8/29/18 8/30/18

1 2 3

6/13/18 7/6/18 7/6/18

1 2 3

4/13/18 5/6/18 3/18/18

1 2 3

2/2/18 1/24/18 12/21/17

1 2

8/8/17 11/5/17

Animal Name Class 2 Entries MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU PEARLS ON FIRE CK BEE’S BIT O HONEY Class 3 Entries JUST A HANDFUL BCB TANYA NOT TUCKER DUNN LUCKY DRIVE Class 4 Entries RHL GRACE KETTLE’S GINGER SNAP SR CLOUT’S ISLA 800 Class 5 Entries DUNN EXCEEDED DUNN EXCELLED DUNN LUCKY TRICK Class 6 Entries BONNIE HCL RIVERFORKS MADE YOU LOOK RIVERFORKS GOOD FOR YOU Class 7 Entries CHERRY SNAP GUL LEE GE BELLE OF THE CASINO HCL Class 8 Entries EXTRA ADORABLE BCB DUNN SALOON GIRL EVERYTHING NICE BCB Class 9 Entries MAGADOON’S DREAMER RIVERFORKS TUFF TO WIN FHR ANGEL JOY Class 10 Entries SKH EMERALD SPLASH THIBODEAUX’S LIL GIRL DK

BULLS Owner

Place

DOB

Jesse and Jordan Walburn John & Christy Randolph Brett & Teresa Krause

1

7/24/19

1 2 3

5/25/19 5/6/19 5/8/19

1 2 3

3/13/19 2/4/19 3/12/19

1 2 3

1/2/19 12/27/18 1/26/19

1 2

11/27/18 11/12/18

Brent & Cindy Bolen John & Christy Randolph Nancy Dunn Kenn Harding & Tammy Tiner Angela & Darrell Bivens Terry & Tammy King Nancy Dunn Nancy Dunn Nancy Dunn Mikeal Beck Terry & Tammy King Terry & Tammy King John & Christy Randolph Terry & Tammy King Mikeal Beck Brent & Cindy Bolen Nancy Dunn Brent & Cindy Bolen

1

Derek & Hope Thurmond Terry & Tammy King Dale Metz & De Carlo Noble Stephen & Kim Head Don & Kandi Edwards

3

6

Animal Name Owner Class 11 Entries CK LEXEROS Brett & Teresa Krause Class 12 Entries OL TWENTY CATCH SAMSON MB/ 4F Partnership ASPHALT PEARL John & Christy Randolph ROCKY AGAIN 921 Roy & Beth Wade Class 13 Entries IRON KETTLE 99 Andrew Wilson CLASS ACTION BCB Brent & Cindy Bolen JOHNNY NOT CASH John & Christy Randolph Class 14 Entries CLINT NOT BLACK John & Christy Randolph POWERWAGON Jones / Maraman / Talley Partnership GAME PLAN 94 Jones / Lehrbass Partnership Class 15 Entries HELLO DARLIN’ Bolen / Johnson Partnership JH LIGHTNING IN A BOTTLE Justin & Julie Hansen

2

4

7

5

8

1. Stephen Head, Class Winners Henry & Andrea Wilson, The Longhorn Project with Class Sponsor Brett Krause, Circle K Longhorns and Steve Azinger. 2. Class Winners Mikeal Beck & Brandi Shukers, Holy Cow Longhorns with Class Sponsors Dylan Skarpa & John Randoph, Lonesome Pines Ranch. 3. Class Winner Dylan Skarpa with Class Sponsor Cindy Bolen, Bolen Longhorns. 4. Class Winner Brett Krause. 5. Cow Patty Bingo Winner Kathy Kitler, Broken Spur Ranch. 6. Class Winner Nancy Dunn with Class Sponsors Tammy & Terry King. 7. Class Winner Cindy Bolen. 8. Class Winners Blake Fanning, 4F Cattle & Mike Beijl, MB Longhorns.

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Sale Results

2020 CATTLE BARON’S PREMIER LONGHORN SALE RESULTS March 7, 2020 • Crockett, Texas Auctioneer: Joel Lemley • Sale Host: TLBGCA Sale Results Submitted by Rick Friedrich Photos by Hired Hand Software

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HIGHLIGHTS

Volume Buyers: Stacey Schumacher High Lot Buyer: Justin McNeese & Andrea McHenry High Lot Seller: Nancy Dunn 3

HIGH SELLING LOT:

4

4,400

$

LOT 45 – DUNN MINT JULEP

OTHER HIGH SELLING LOTS: 5

6

7

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$4,100 – Lot 37 - Terrific Commandment $3,000 – Lot 29 - Blue Grace $2,800 – Lot 39 - DG Hunting in Dixie $2,300 – Lot 18 - JMR Diamond Diva $2,000 – Lot 46 - Rare Silver $1,900 – Lot 17 - Tx W Cover Girl $1,600 – Lot 30 - Helm Temptation’s Glory $1,500– Lot 63 - Horseshoe J Cajun Queen $1,400– Lot 50 - Super Dawn 149

1. High Lot Buyers Justin McNeese & Andrea McHenry, JHM Longhorns with High Lot Seller Nancy Dunn, Rolling D Ranch and Rick Friedrich. 2. Neal & Stan Maraman, NS Horns. 3. Mikeal Beck & Brandi Shukers, Holy Cow Longhorns. 4. Volume Buyer Stacey Schumacher, Schumacher Cattle. 5. Keith & Marcia Hagler, Hagler Longhorns. 6. Michael Owen, Owen Longhorns with Don Bartlett, D&C Ranch. 7. Debra & Edwin Stojanik, Lone Star Longhorns. 8. Amanda & Mark Hays, 6H Longhorns.

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9. Class Winner Dylan Skarpa. 10. Class Winners Tammy Tiner, Lara Harding & Ken Harding. 11. Class Winners Stephen & Kim Head, Double H Longhorns. 12. Class Winner Jesse Walburn.

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NEWS On the Trail...

150 Years Later... Texas Longhorn Legacy Lives On In Denver By Silas Walter • Photos by Charlie Searle It was late in August of 1860 when Oliver Loving started about a thousand head of cattle out of Palo Pinto County (Texas), headed for the new gold fields in the Rocky Mountains. He had four men helping him, including a former Texas Ranger named Charles Goodnight. Having safely traversed the Red River into Indian Territory, Goodnight turned back while the others pressed on toward Kansas Territory. They struck the Arkansas River near present day Wichita and followed it west past Bent’s Fort to Pueblo. Turning north, they took the herd along the east bank of Fountain Creek, angled east to the headwaters of Black Squirrel Creek, then northwest following Cherry Creek into Denver. Loving win- Just as on the thousand mile drives of the past, a tered the cattle on grass and sold them the following spring. The dominant steer or sometimes a cow will assume the next herd of Texas cattle did not make it into what had become lead and set the pace. Colorado Territory until after the Civil War, when Goodnight and Loving partnered on a second drive. This time they scouted a new route that took them west into New Mexico where they struck the Pecos River and followed it north. At Fort Sumner they sold a portion of the herd to the government, to feed soldiers and Indians, then continued north to the rugged Raton Pass. After a stand-off with Dick Wooten—owner of a toll road through the pass—they made the comparatively easy 200-mile drive to Denver. There they sold the balance of the herd to pioneer Colorado cattleman John Wesley Iliff. During the next 25 years or so an estimated 10 million head of Texas Longhorns were driven up the various trails, including an esNot working too hard--Gary Lake, Stan Searle and timated quarter-million on the Goodnight-Loving Trail. Oliver Lov(then) Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter enjoy a leisurely ride ing did not live to see the spectacle of the great cattle drives, as he through Denver, while riding point. succumbed to an infected wound from a Comanche arrow suffered in an ambush on the Pecos in 1867. But what he started is still being celebrated each January. The National Western Stock Show & Rodeo begins with a Texas Longhorn cattle drive up 17th Street—through the heart of Denver’s financial district, past the storied Brown Palace Hotel. It had been more than a century since the rattle of cow hooves had last echoed in the streets of Denver. But, in 2005, when the Stock Show Centennial Committee began discussing how best to mark the 100-year anniversary, that’s exactly what they seized upon: an authentic cattle drive! They envisioned using the same historic breed that Loving and Goodnight had brought up the trail—first to feed the miners, later to stock vast grasslands stretching from the Great Plains to the Pacific and north to Canada. As planned, in January of 2006 (the Stock Show’s centennial year), Texas Longhorns followed point riders and Kit Haddock’s hundred-year-old chuck wagon, once again bringing the sights and sounds of the past to the center of the city. Stan Searle had contracted to provide the cattle and his ranch manager and partner Gary Lake assembled a few good hands to herd the cattle. To say that the crowd enjoyed seeing loose Longhorns and cowboys leading the traditional Stock Show parade would be an understatement. Historically, the kick-off parade had attracted several thousand spectators. But with a Texas Longhorn cattle drive leading things off, the crowd has grown to more than 80,000 according to mayor Michael Hancock’s office. “It’s only a couple of miles, and not very complicated,” says Lake, who’s organized the cattle drive every January since ’06 - with the exception of one year when a snowstorm forced a cancellation. “Our cattle are naturally quiet—and over the years we’ve only had to rope a couple that wanted to quit the herd,” he recalls. “We always bring top hands to town, to make sure we’re ready for the unexRanch wagon is the best place from which to watch pected.” The day before the “downtown cattle drive” Gary and another the cattle – and the spectators. 44 | April 2020

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hand gather cows and a few steers on Silverado Ranch east of Colorado Springs. They cut out about 40 head whose wide horns, colorful hides and dispositions make them candidates for a trip to the city. It takes a half-dozen trailers to move cattle and horses the 100 miles to Denver the next morning. The Longhorns are held in a round pen in the parking lot by Coors Field. When they leave the baseball field at noon, some may be a bit skittish from being crowded in trailers and penned. But they have only a few blocks to get used to the pavement and the point and swing riders stay busy getting them slowed to a walk. As the little herd gets strung out, one or two riders on the point try to keep at least 50 feet of separation from the ranch wagon that leads the way. Longhorns in the spotlight during the Wild West The “range cattle becoming town cattle” almost immediately Show, part of the pageantry depicting the Old West. find themselves engulfed by tens of thousands of cheering spectators. Sidewalks packed, small children sitting on the curbs and photographers spilling into the street reflect all the excitement befitting a major annual event. The stagecoach that follows the cattle drive contains a variety of state and city dignitaries, with Paul Andrews, Stock Show president and CEO, on top alongside the teamster. Only the iconic Texas Longhorns could generate the sense of awe and excitement that always marks the beginning of the National Western. The Longhorn has come to symbolize the central themes of the National Western: livestock exhibits, pro rodeo and the Western lifestyle. The combined appeal is the reason that more than 700,000 people attended this year’s Stock Show. Tens of thousands more visited downtown Denver just to enjoy the sights and sounds of the cattle drive re-enactment and the diverse parade that follows. Of course, many visitors are attracted to the numerous breed competitions and sales. (The National Western has the most entries of any stock show.) There’s also the Wild West Show and the PRCA rodeo, both of which incorporate some of the Longhorns that remain on display in the yards following the opening day cattle drive. And the twoday National Western Texas Longhorn Show caps off the event that covers two-plus weeks and three weekends. From the establishment of the open-range cattle industry—enabled by the likes of Charlie Goodnight, John Chisum and Shanghai Pierce—to modern day cattlemen who still appreciate both the genetic and historic contribution of the “Texas cattle,” the National Western continues to honor the legacy of the Texas Longhorn breed.

IN THE PEN We thank these folks for kindly droppin’ in at the TLBAA office. 1. TLBAA’s Rick Fritsche with Debbie Witham - Alvord, TX 2. Cathy & Paul Valle - Dublin, TX 3. Michael Phillips - Chico, TX

The next time you visit Fort Worth, Texas, be sure to check out the historic Fort Worth Stockyards District. While you’re here, stop by 221 W. Exchange, Ste. 210. The TLBAA staff always enjoys seeing members!

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I n M emoriam

Linda Jenkins Bradley November 3, 1960 - February 7, 2020 Linda Jenkins Bradley 59, of Stamford passed away Friday, February 7, 2020. Visitation was Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 5-7 p.m. at Kinney-Underwood Funeral Home. Her funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, February 14, 2020 at the First Baptist Church of Stamford with Pastor John Ward officiating. Linda was born November 3, 1960 in Haskell, Texas to E. L. Jenkins Jr. and Peggy (Gauntt) Jenkins. Linda graduated from Stamford High School in 1979 and was a lifelong resident of Jones County. She attended Hardin Simmons University where she rode with the Six White Horses. She later transferred to Abilene Christian University where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Business. Linda raised Registered Texas Longhorns for over 26 years. Throughout the years she loved traveling to various cattle shows with her family. She loved to be outside and was known as hard worker. She farmed with her parents all her life and also worked as a Correctional Officer for 22 years. She faithfully and selflessly cared for her parents E.L. and Peggy for many years and was her daughter Stephanie’s biggest supporter. Linda had an outgoing personality and never met a stranger. She was known for ending her conversations with “Love Ya, Bye”. She was preceded in death by her father E. L. Jenkins Jr. She is survived by her mother Peggy Jenkins of Stamford; husband Terry Lambert of Stamford; Daughter Stephanie and husband Gates Fryer of Chattanooga, Oklahoma; Brother Gary Jenkins and partner Billy Thompson of Saginaw, Texas; Uncle James Gauntt of Arkansas; Aunt May Gauntt of Orlando, Florida; Cousins Hollis and Susan Stephens and family of Hamlin, Tammy Gauntt of Orlando, FL, Cindy Thomas and family of Abilene, Sheri Bailey and family of Austin, David Gauntt and family of Austin, James Crockett and family of Flower Mound and Patsy Holloway and family of Dallas. Memorials are published free of charge for TLBAA members. If you know of a member who has passed on, please have a family member or close personal friend contact the TLBAA office to let Trails know that the information may be made public. In memoriam can feature additional editorial beyond the published obituary and can contain additional photographs upon request. Please submit materials or notices to Myra Basham, Trails Editor at myra@tlbaa.org.

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Texas Longhorn Breeders of Tomorrow

Presidents

Message

Howdy TLBAA! Happy April! Three more months until the TLBAA World Show and man am I excited! In FFA, the Texas FFA State Convention is always Photo Credit: Lauren Provost the highlight of the year for our members and I hope we can make the World Show the same for our youth! Just as State Convention wraps up all of the successes that we have had as members from the whole year, the world show serves as the same for us TLBT members. From working hard and doing good in showmanship and showing our cattle the whole year, 10 members out of each division are chosen for the TLBT Hall of Fame. Isn’t that cool? And we can’t forget about herdsmanship! This goes to the person who has worked so hard all year to make sure their display looks as PERFECT as it can be to show off their breeding program, keeps their stock and aisle looking nice, and is always willing to lend a helping hand. Then, we have the animals hall of Fame awarding the very best, consistent, elite cattle in the breed who never cease to rise to the top. What is amazing about these awards is that they all wrap up one year of hard work, dedication, and perseverance. It is an honor to receive an award based off of one whole year. TLBT and TLBAA, I challenge you to work hard always and achieve those goals. Always go in there with your cattle looking their very best and you giving your all. But not just for one show, for the whole year, that’s how you get to the top. I’m cheering you on!

Gabby’s Showmanship Clinic Why fit in when you were born to stand out?

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(l-r) Kyden Garrett, Angelica Lopez, Bonnie Welborn & Audrey Warminski enjoying getting a few pointers from TLBAA President Gabby Curtis.

TLBT MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: 1.) How old are you? I am 15 years old. 2.) How long have you been in the TLBT? This is actually my first year in TLBT. 3.) What is your favorite Longhorn show? My favorite show was the Fort Worth Stock Show because I got to interact with my peers more. The show was so fun and great. 4.) What do you think the most important trait to look at in a Longhorn is and why? I believe the important traits in a longhorn are the meat and muscle because if you would like to sell them, they have to be in good shape for better profits.

Gabby Curtis

ANGELICA LOPEZ 5.) Who is your role model? Ellen Degeneres is my role model because she does so much for the world and helps out everyone. I would like to do the same. 6.) What made you start showing Longhorns? I’ve never had a livestock and my agricultural teacher recommended Longhorns. She told me to research them and then decide. I really liked how cute and easy to maintain they are. 7.) What do you do outside of showing Longhorns? I play soccer for my school’s JV team. 8.) What is your favorite kind of popcorn? My favorite popcorn would have to be butter. I’m a pretty simple girl. 9.) Who is your favorite music artist? I like Trippie Redd and Khalid. I can’t choose between them.

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TLBT OFFICER SPOTLIGHT: TLBT Officer Position: Treasurer Age: 15 1.) Why did you join the TLBT? My parents got me into it at a young age and I haven’t stopped since. 2.) What is your favorite Longhorn show, and why? Fort Worth Stock Show, it’s by home and the fair and rodeo are great fun. 3.) What is your favorite Longhorn color and pattern? Roan or black and white 4.) Where did you earn your first award? What type of award? Jr Showmanship at North Texas spring show in Glen Rose. 5.) What is your funniest TLBT moment? When one of our calves head butted Caden out of his chair.

TLBT OFFICER SPOTLIGHT: TLBT Officer Position: Junior Director Age: 8 1.) Why did you join the TLBT? Because my big brother shows. 2.) What is your favorite Longhorn show, and why? Fort Worth Livestock Show and Rodeo because it’s close to my house. 3.) What is your favorite Longhorn color and pattern? Brindle 4.) Where did you earn your first award? What type of award? My first award as a junior (not a pee wee) was 4th place in showmanship at the 2017 Diane Chase Longhorns Scholarship Expo when I was 6 years old. 5.) What is your funniest TLBT moment? When I “slid into home plate” showing Ruby in the costume contest at the Lufkin show (I was a baseball player and she was home plate) 6.) What has been your biggest challenge showing Longhorns? Holding Ferdinand’s 10,000lb head up high.

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JACKSON GRACE 6.) What has been your biggest challenge showing Longhorns? Getting rid of them after they age out. 7.) Do you enjoy showing Longhorns? Why? Yes, they are wonderful animals that I love to be around. 8.) What person has influenced you the most? Jimmie Lynn Gee 9.) What is the best part about being a TLBT member? The community 10.) What is your favorite quote? “Winners are not those who never fail, but those who never quit.” - Edwin Louis Cole 11.) What advice would you give a newcomer to TLBT? Get to know as many people as you can. 12.) What would you like your future career to be? I’m not sure yet, probably veterinarian. 13.) If you could be any animal, what would it be and why? A Longhorn, because I get to eat all day and laze around in the sun.

CADEN GRACE 7.) Do you enjoy showing Longhorns? Why? Yes – because it’s fun and my animals are sweet. 8.) What person has influenced you the most? My mom because she is always telling me what to do. 9.) What is the best part about being a TLBT member? Playing with my TLBT friends! 10.) What is your favorite quote? Why? “You have to be confident – if you’re not confident you might as well go home” – Derek Jeter I like that quote because it’s important to believe in yourself – also because Derek Jeter is my favorite baseball player but those who never quit.” - Edwin Louis Cole 11.) What advice would you give a newcomer to TLBT? Keep your cows head up, scratch their bellies, don’t let go and HAVE FUN! 12.) What would you like your future career to be? A famous inventor. 13.) If you could be any animal, what would it be and why? I would be a Longhorn because they are unique and so am I.

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Show Results SAN ANGELO STOCK SHOW February 14, 2020 OPEN HALTERED FEMALE DIVISION

CLASS 1: 1. WIC OCTAVIA, Randy & Catherine Morris, TUSCOLA, TX 2. EJS RANA, Justin & Ronda Sabio, BOYD, TX CLASS 2: 1. BURNS 5 SAN ANTONIO ROSE, Annalee Burns, CORRALES, NM 2. HD POPPY, Jarrod Dickey, WEATHERFORD, TX CLASS 3: 1. AMAZING GRACE CP, Sharer Family Longhorns, WEATHERFORD, TX 2. LUKE’S LINA CP, Johnathan & Meagan Warminski, FORT WORTH, TX CLASS 4: 1. STRIKIN’ R TIME TO SHINE, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX 2. DISCOVERY BECCA CP, Danley Cattle, Inc, SEMINOLE, TX CLASS 5: 1. HD ZSA ZSA, Cade Nolen, WAXAHACHIE, TX 2. HD BIRDIE, John and Sandra Juarez, SANGER, TX Haltered Female Junior Champion: AMAZING GRACE CP, Sharer Family Longhorns, WEATHERFORD, TX Haltered Female Junior Champion Reserve: WIC OCTAVIA, Randy & Catherine Morris, TUSCOLA, TX CLASS 8: 1. SUNRISE SANDRA, John and Sandra Juarez, SANGER, TX 2. DUTCHESS PEACE LILY, Dennis and Judy Urbantke, SAN ANGELO, TX CLASS 9: 1. CISCO’S LADY C P, Johnathan & Meagan Warminski, FORT WORTH, TX 2. DISCOVERY JADA C P, Sharer Family Longhorns, WEATHERFORD, TX CLASS 10: 1. DISCOVERY EYES C P, Sharer Family Longhorns, WEATHERFORD, TX 2. CT APPLE EATIN’ EVE, Levi Sosebee, RED OAK, TX CLASS 11: 1. SANDDOLLAR DREAM GIRL, Sharer Family Longhorns, WEATHERFORD, TX 2. CHAPARRAL SKYELINE, Justin & Ronda Sabio, BOYD, TX Haltered Female Senior Champion: DISCOVERY EYES C P, Sharer Family Longhorns, WEATHERFORD, TX Haltered Female Senior Champion Reserve: SANDDOLLAR DREAM GIRL, Sharer Family Longhorns, WEATHERFORD, TX

HUNK OF COAL, Kassidy Schwarz, WEATHERFORD, TX 2. TH BIG SHOT PISTOL, Riley McGovern, HELOTES, TX CLASS 19: 1. OBRYANS CASSIUS, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX 2. DIAMOND Q ZANTANA, Halle Hance, COLLINSVILLE, OK CLASS 20: 1. HD FIREBALL, Zoe Robertson, LUBBOCK, TX 2. RAFTER M PATRIOT STORM, Kassidy Schwarz, WEATHERFORD, TX CLASS 21: 1. TL REVIVAL, Halle Hance, COLLINSVILLE, OK 2. EL CHAPO TENBAR, Sarah Danley, SEMINOLE, TX Youth Bull Grand Champion: OBRYANS CASSIUS, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX Youth Bull Grand Champion Reserve: FLYING H RUGER, Alyssa Brady, RED OAK, TX

YOUTH STEER DIVISION

CLASS 25: 1. RB PRESLIE’S ELVIS, Preslie Havins, LEANDER, TX CLASS 26: 1. HI 5’S TIME OUT, Halle Hance, COLLINSVILLE, OK 2. DISCOVERY OPTIMUS CP, Lainey Schwarz, WEATHERFORD, TX CLASS 27: 1. 41 LUKA LIKA SANDDOLLAR, Kingsley Dickey, WEATHERFORD, TX 2. CAPTAIN AMERICA 19, Sarah Danley, SEMINOLE, TX Youth Steer Junior Champion: LUKA LIKA SANDDOLLAR, Kingsley Dickey, WEATHERFORD, TX Youth Steer Junior Champion Reserve: HI 5’S TIME OUT, Halle Hance, COLLINSVILLE, OK CLASS 30: 1. HAPPY PANDA, Jozie Petit, SEYMOUR, TX 2. HX3 WHEELER, Hunter Lawson, PARADISE, TX CLASS 31: 1. PEACE LOVER, Jacob Daniel Lowrie, RHOME, TX 2. BRR HOT WINGS, Andrew Houck, GUSTINE, TX CLASS 32: 1. FL IRON SPIRIT, Hailey Roberson, PARADISE, TX 2. HX3 VELVET, Hunter Lawson, PARADISE, TX CLASS 33: 1. KB COLT 45, Karlye Williams, SUNSET, TX 2. VETERAN’S BRONZE STAR, Colton Wood, DECATUR, TX Youth Steer Senior Champion: KB COLT 45, Karlye Williams, SUNSET, TX Youth Steer Senior Champion Reserve: PEACE LOVER, Jacob Daniel Lowrie, RHOME, TX Youth Steer Grand Champion: KB COLT 45, Karlye Williams, SUNSET, TX Youth Steer Grand Champion Reserve: PEACE LOVER, Jacob Daniel Lowrie, RHOME, TX

TROPHY STEER DIVISION

Haltered Female Grand Champion: DISCOVERY EYES C P, Sharer Family Longhorns, WEATHERFORD, TX Haltered Female Grand Champion Reserve: SANDDOLLAR DREAM GIRL, Sharer Family Longhorns, WEATHERFORD, TX

CLASS 1: 1. ML CURIOUS GEORGE, Adalyn Hamilton, WEATHERFORD, TX 2. HAPPY PANDA, J Lazy K Cattle Company, SEYMOUR, TX CLASS 2: 1. TOMMIE TUCKER PLR, Sierra Skidmore, BURLESON, TX

CLASS 16: 1. TTT DIZZY DIVA, Allison D. Lowrie, RHOME, TX 2. BF SUNRISE DIAMOND, Sierra Skidmore, BURLESON, 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

CLASS 5: 1. BUCKLEHEAD BCB, Marceala Gonzales, ROCKSPRINGS, TX 2. TTT REAL MCCOY, Cody Garcia, HICO, TX

Haltered Mature Female Champion: TH MISS CHA-VERRO, Dennis and Judy Urbantke, SAN ANGELO, TX Haltered Mature Female Champion Reserve: TTT DIZZY DIVA, Allison D. Lowrie, RHOME, TX

OPEN HALTERED BULL DIVISION

CLASS 21: 1. J BAR FRECKLES, J Bar Land and Cattle, SHALLOWATER, TX CLASS 22: 1. TH BIG SHOT PISTOL, Dennis and Judy Urbantke, SAN ANGELO, TX 2. RIO BRAVO CHACO CANYON, Linda McNamee, MESQUITE, NM CLASS 23: 1. OL PROVIDER, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX 2. OBRYANS CASSIUS, John and Sandra Juarez, SANGER, TX CLASS 24: 1. RAFTER M PATRIOT STORM, Rick & Cori Garcia, HICO, TX 2. HAYWIRE ROSS PEROT, Braylin Miller, COLEMAN, TX Haltered Bull Junior Champion: RAFTER M PATRIOT STORM, Rick & Cori Garcia, HICO, TX Haltered Bull Junior Champion Reserve: HAYWIRE ROSS PEROT, Braylin Miller, COLEMAN, TX CLASS 27: 1. TL REVIVAL, Walker Hance, COLLINSVILLE, OK 2. EL CHAPO TENBAR, Danley Cattle, Inc, SEMINOLE, TX CLASS 28: 1. DOMINION C P, Sharer Family Longhorns, WEATHERFORD, TX 2. EJS CEASARION, Justin & Ronda Sabio, BOYD, TX CLASS 29: 1. TL SALADO, J Lazy K Cattle Company, SEYMOUR, TX 2. HD HORNET, Randy & Catherine Morris, TUSCOLA, TX Haltered Bull Senior Champion: DOMINION C P, Sharer Family Longhorns, WEATHERFORD, TX Haltered Bull Senior Champion Reserve: TL REVIVAL, Walker Hance, COLLINSVILLE, OK Haltered Bull Grand Champion: DOMINION C P, Sharer Family Longhorns, WEATHERFORD, TX Haltered Bull Grand Champion Reserve: RAFTER M PATRIOT STORM, Rick & Cori Garcia, HICO, TX

YOUTH FEMALE DIVISION

CLASS 1: 1. J BAR SWEET SHILOH, Maci Robertson, LUBBOCK, TX 2. EJS RANA, Evelyn Sabio, BOYD, TX CLASS 2: 1. FLYING H JAZMIN, Alyssa Brady, RED OAK, TX 2. SR LITTLE MISS RUBY, Cole Sharp, SAN ANGELO, TX CLASS 3: 1. LUKE’S LINA CP, Audrey Warminski, FORT WORTH, TX 2. WRS MOMMA’S REAL DEAL, Luke Warminski, FORT WORTH, TX CLASS 4: 1. FLOSSY TENBAR, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX 2. DISCOVERY BECCA CP, Sarah Danley, SEMINOLE, TX CLASS 5: 1. R4 HIGH HOPES, Adalyn Hamilton, WEATHERFORD, TX 2. HIGH CLASS CP, Cole Robertson, LUBBOCK, TX Youth Female Junior Champion: J BAR SWEET SHILOH, Maci Robertson, LUBBOCK, TX Youth Female Junior Champion Reserve: LUKE’S LINA CP, Audrey Warminski, FORT WORTH, TX CLASS 8: 1. SUNRISE SANDRA, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX 2. DUTCHESS PEACE LILY, Natalie McGovern, HELOTES, TX CLASS 9: 1. MONA LISA 11/18, Sarah Danley, SEMINOLE, TX 2. SANDDOLLAR ANNIEOAKLEY, Kassidy Schwarz, WEATHERFORD, TX CLASS 10: 1. STELLA MOJITA, Carlos Boehm, GUSTINE, TX 2. DISCOVERY EYES C P, Kagan Boggs, WAXAHACHIE, TX CLASS 11: 1. SANDDOLLAR DREAM GIRL, Levi Sosebee, RED OAK, TX 2. CHAPARRAL SKYELINE, Justin Sabio, Jr., BOYD, TX Youth Female Senior Champion: SANDDOLLAR DREAM GIRL, Levi Sosebee, RED OAK, TX Youth Female Senior Champion Reserve: CHAPARRAL SKYELINE, Justin Sabio, Jr., BOYD, TX Youth Female Grand Champion: SANDDOLLAR DREAM GIRL, Levi Sosebee, RED OAK, TX Youth Female Grand Champion Reserve: CHAPARRAL SKYELINE, Justin Sabio, Jr., BOYD, TX

YOUTH BULL DIVISION

CLASS 16: 1. SR STRAIT LOVE, Cole Sharp, SAN ANGELO, TX CLASS 17: 1. FLYING H RUGER, Alyssa Brady, RED OAK, TX 2. J BAR FRECKLES, Maci Robertson, LUBBOCK, TX CLASS 18: 1. RAFTER M

Steer Junior Champion: TOMMIE TUCKER PLR, Sierra Skidmore, BURLESON, TX Steer Junior Champion Reserve: ML CURIOUS GEORGE, Adalyn Hamilton, WEATHERFORD, TX

Steer Senior Champion: BUCKLEHEAD BCB, Marceala Gonzales, ROCKSPRINGS, TX Steer Senior Champion Reserve: TTT REAL MCCOY, Cody Garcia, HICO, TX Steer Grand Champion: BUCKLEHEAD BCB, Marceala Gonzales, ROCKSPRINGS, TX Steer Grand Champion Reserve: TOMMIE TUCKER PLR, Sierra Skidmore, BURLESON, TX

SAN ANGELO STOCK SHOW POINTS ONLY YOUTH FEMALE DIVISION

February 15, 2020

CLASS 1: 1. EJS RANA, Evelyn Sabio, BOYD, TX CLASS 2: 1. SR LITTLE MISS RUBY, Marceala Gonzales, ROCKSPRINGS, TX 2. FLYING H JAZMIN, Alyssa Brady, RED OAK, TX CLASS 3: 1. WIC SAFFRON, Braylin Miller, COLEMAN, TX 2. GASPARILLA’S ANGEL, Cody Abel, PARADISE, TX CLASS 4: 1. STRIKIN’ R TIME TO SHINE, Jestine Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX 2. OL CARAMEL CREAM, Wyleigh Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX CLASS 5: 1. HD ZSA ZSA, Cade Nolen, WAXAHACHIE, TX 2. RAINDROP CP, Audrey Warminski, FORT WORTH, TX Youth Female Junior Champion: WIC SAFFRON, Braylin Miller, COLEMAN, TX Youth Female Junior Champion Reserve: STRIKIN’ R TIME TO SHINE, Jestine Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX CLASS 8: 1. DUTCHESS PEACE LILY, Riley McGovern, HELOTES, TX 2. CCR CHOCO CHIP FLURRY, Braylin Miller, COLEMAN, TX CLASS 9: 1. CISCO’S LADY C P, Leo Tapia, ARLINGTON, TX 2. SR BJ, Preslie Havins, LEANDER, TX CLASS 10: 1. DISCOVERY MELODY C P, Sara Jennings, ANGLETON, TX 2. DIAMOND Q JEWEL, Jestine Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX CLASS 11: 1. CHAPARRAL SKYELINE, Justin Sabio, Jr., BOYD, TX 2. CN SUMMERTIME SHANDY, Kaylee Nolen, WAXAHACHIE, TX Youth Female Senior Champion: CHAPARRAL SKYELINE, Justin Sabio, Jr., BOYD, TX Youth Female Senior Champion Reserve: DUTCHESS PEACE LILY, Riley McGovern, HELOTES, TX Youth Female Grand Champion: CHAPARRAL SKYELINE, Justin Sabio, Jr., BOYD, TX Youth Female Grand Champion Reserve: WIC SAFFRON, Braylin Miller, COLEMAN, TX

YOUTH BULL DIVISION

CLASS 16: 1. SR STRAIT LOVE, Cole Sharp, SAN ANGELO, TX CLASS 17: 1. FLYING H RUGER, Alyssa Brady, RED OAK, TX CLASS 18: 1. TH BIG SHOT PISTOL, Riley McGovern, HELOTES, TX 2. RAFTER M HUNK OF COAL, Kassidy Schwarz, WEATHERFORD, TX CLASS 19: 1. DIAMOND Q ZANTANA, Halle Hance, COLLINSVILLE, OK 2. OL PROVIDER, Wyleigh Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX CLASS 20: 1. RAFTER M PATRIOT STORM, Kassidy Schwarz, WEATHERFORD, TX 2. RB IRON SUN JSC, Preslie Havins, LEANDER, TX CLASS 21: 1. TL REVIVAL, Halle Hance, COLLINSVILLE, OK Youth Bull Grand Champion: RAFTER M PATRIOT STORM, Kassidy Schwarz, WEATHERFORD, TX Youth Bull Grand Champion Reserve: RB IRON SUN JSC, Preslie Havins, LEANDER, TX

YOUTH STEER DIVISION

CLASS 25: 1. RB PRESLIE’S ELVIS, Preslie Havins, LEANDER, TX CLASS 26: 1. HI 5’S TIME OUT, Halle Hance, COLLINSVILLE, OK 2. FRED’S CINNAMON ROLL, Parker Huston, GODLEY, TX CLASS 27: 1. OL DUSTY ROAD, Jestine Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX 2. 41 LUKA LIKA SANDDOLLAR, Kingsley Dickey, WEATHERFORD, TX Youth Steer Junior Champion: OL DUSTY ROAD, Jestine Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX Youth Steer Junior Champion Reserve: HI 5’S TIME OUT, Halle Hance, COLLINSVILLE, OK

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Show Results CLASS 30: 1. HX3 WHEELER, Hailey Roberson, PARADISE, TX CLASS 31: 1. COWBOYS BUBBA, Zoe Robertson, LUBBOCK, TX 2. CTA FIVE O’CLOCK SPECIAL, Cody Abel, PARADISE, TX CLASS 32: 1. HX3 VELVET, Hailey Roberson, PARADISE, TX 2. ML TUFFY DUST, Adalyn Hamilton, WEATHERFORD, TX CLASS 33: 1. DISCOVERY CASH C P, Hailey Roberson, PARADISE, TX 2. VETERAN’S BRONZE STAR, Colton Wood, DECATUR, TX Youth Steer Senior Champion: HX3 VELVET, Hailey Roberson, PARADISE, TX Youth Steer Senior Champion Reserve: DISCOVERY CASH C P, Hailey Roberson, PARADISE, TX Youth Steer Grand Champion: HX3 VELVET, Hailey Roberson, PARADISE, TX Youth Steer Grand Champion Reserve: DISCOVERY CASH C P, Hailey Roberson, PARADISE, TX

MATAGORDA STATE FAIR February 22, 2020 YOUTH FEMALE DIVISION

CLASS 2: 1. ALLYSONS LADY, Collette Noel McCullough, BEAUMONT, TX CLASS 3: 1. FSR ROSIE COTTON, Julia Salsbury, LEAGUE CITY, TX 2. HI 5’S PEARL SNAP, Kaycee Cooper, OAKHURST, TX CLASS 4: 1. SJ WINNIN’ JEWEL, Sara Jennings, ANGLETON, TX 2. CORDYS FIELDERS CHOICE, Brandon Couvillon, LEAGUE CITY, TX CLASS 5: 1. CL’S TWIX, Kaycee Cooper, OAKHURST, TX 2. SKH WINNIN’ SPLASH, Shawn Hinch, MISSOURI CITY, TX Youth Female Junior Champion: CL’S TWIX, Kaycee Cooper, OAKHURST, TX Youth Female Junior Champion Reserve: SJ WINNIN’ JEWEL, Sara Jennings, ANGLETON, TX CLASS 8: 1. 5SL CENTERFOLD, Kyrah Schanbachler, CLEVELAND, TX 2. BAR TRUE ENUFF 19D BAR T, Jenna Leigh Quillin, MAYPEARL, TX CLASS 9: 1. LADY’S SIREN, Julia Salsbury, LEAGUE CITY, TX 2. CF CHERYL’S FAVORITE, Clarice Francis, ANGLETON, TX CLASS 10: 1. HI 5’S ROXY, Clarice Francis, ANGLETON, TX 2. DISCOVERY MELODY C P, Sara Jennings, ANGLETON, TX CLASS 11: 1. SKH PAPRIKA, Julia Salsbury, LEAGUE CITY, TX 2. SKH EMERALD SPLASH, Sarah Heimeyer, LAKE JACKSON, TX

MAID, Tanner Longhorns, STEPHENVILLE, TX 2. IVANAMARIE, The Cattlerack Ranch, BOWIE, TX CLASS 4: 1. MEDUSA 3/19, The Cattlerack Ranch, BOWIE, TX 2. HD RAIDER’S PEARL, Adalyn Hamilton, WEATHERFORD, TX CLASS 5: 1. HD ZSA ZSA, Cade Nolen, WAXAHACHIE, TX 2. HIGH CLASS CP, Robertson Cattle Co., LUBBOCK, TX Haltered Female Junior Champion: MEDUSA 3/19, The Cattlerack Ranch, BOWIE, TX Haltered Female Junior Champion Reserve: AMERICAN MAID, Tanner Longhorns, STEPHENVILLE, TX CLASS 8: 1. HD VELOCITY’S GRACE, George and Cindy Dennis, COUPLAND, TX 2. MINNIE PEARL LP, John R. Randolph, SMITHVILLE, TX CLASS 9: 1. MS BETTY SUE SH, Chris D. & Brandi Lindsey, LAUREL, MS 2. MONA LISA 11/18, Danley Cattle, Inc, SEMINOLE, TX CLASS 10: 1. HI 5’S ROXY, Cody M. Himmelreich, DAYTON, TX 2. CHAPARRAL SUZY Q, George and Cindy Dennis, COUPLAND, TX CLASS 11: 1. SPECKLE SPOTTIE, Ross Skinner, POLLOK, TX 2. CN SUMMERTIME SHANDY, Cade Nolen, WAXAHACHIE, TX Haltered Female Senior Champion: HI 5’S ROXY, Cody M. Himmelreich, DAYTON, TX Haltered Female Senior Champion Reserve: SPECKLE SPOTTIE, Ross Skinner, POLLOK, TX Haltered Female Grand Champion: HI 5’S ROXY, Cody M. Himmelreich, DAYTON, TX Haltered Female Grand Champion Reserve: SPECKLE SPOTTIE, Ross Skinner, POLLOK, TX CLASS 16: 1. 5SL MALIBU, 5 Star Livestock, DAYTON, TX 2. CF CRYSTAL FIND, Clarice Francis, ANGLETON, TX CLASS 17: 1. HI 5’S SHADY LADY, Leigh & Jeff Salsbury, LEAGUE CITY, TX 2. BLACK CADILLAC, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX Haltered Mature Female Champion: 5SL MALIBU, 5 Star Livestock, DAYTON, TX Haltered Mature Female Champion Reserve: HI 5’S SHADY LADY, Leigh & Jeff Salsbury, LEAGUE CITY, TX

Youth Female Senior Champion: HI 5’S ROXY, Clarice Francis, ANGLETON, TX Youth Female Senior Champion Reserve: SKH PAPRIKA, Julia Salsbury, LEAGUE CITY, TX Youth Female Grand Champion: HI 5’S ROXY, Clarice Francis, ANGLETON, TX Youth Female Grand Champion Reserve: CL’S TWIX, Kaycee Cooper, OAKHURST, TX

YOUTH BULL DIVISION

CLASS 16: 1. RIO FIREMAN, Leif McCullough, BEAUMONT, TX CLASS 18: 1. FSR SIR CHARMS A LOT, Julia Salsbury, LEAGUE CITY, TX 2. HI 5’S OVERTIME, Kyrah Schanbachler, CLEVELAND, TX CLASS 19: 1. FSR DAVY CROCKETT, Brandon Couvillon, LEAGUE CITY, TX CLASS 20: 1. RB IRON SUN JSC, Preslie Havins, LEANDER, TX CLASS 21: 1. ML TEXAS DOLLAR D BAR T, Jenna Leigh Quillin, MAYPEARL, TX Youth Bull Grand Champion: ML TEXAS DOLLAR D BAR T, Jenna Leigh Quillin, MAYPEARL, TX Youth Bull Grand Champion Reserve: FSR DAVY CROCKETT, Brandon Couvillon, LEAGUE CITY, TX

YOUTH STEER DIVISION

CLASS 25: 1. SKH THEODORE, Autumn Almond, CONROE, TX 2. BRR BOOMTHATSWHATSHESAID, Alexandria Staples, SPRING, TX CLASS 26: 1. FRED’S CINNAMON ROLL, Parker Huston, GODLEY, TX 2. DOUBLE S DRAG, Ellie Rice, SPRING, TX CLASS 27: 1. 2M THUNDER & LIGHTENING, Eisley McCullough, BEAUMONT, TX 2. RB REAGEN SLATE, Anson Rosales, PAIGE, TX Youth Steer Junior Champion: FRED’S CINNAMON ROLL, Parker Huston, GODLEY, TX Youth Steer Junior Champion Reserve: SKH THEODORE, Autumn Almond, CONROE, TX CLASS 30: 1. 2M HUNK OF BURNING LOVE, Eisley McCullough, BEAUMONT, TX 2. CK TATTOO’S ROCKET, Madison Schroeder, SPRING, TX CLASS 31: 1. AJ GRINGO STARR, Alyssa Harvey, HILLSBORO, TX 2. JR SPRINKLE BUTT 518, Carter Harvey, HILLSBORO, TX CLASS 32: 1. KDK YOSEMITE SAM, Collette Noel McCullough, BEAUMONT, TX 2. COCO’S COWBOY, Sarah Heimeyer, LAKE JACKSON, TX CLASS 33: 1. PECOS STAR 2, Alexis Buentello, STAFFORD, TX 2. HYNES BULLET, Kaycee Cooper, OAKHURST, TX

Haltered Bull Grand Champion

OPEN HALTERED BULL DIVISION

CLASS 20: 1. JCG MR. INCREDIBLE, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX CLASS 22: 1. COUGAR BAIT, The Cattlerack Ranch, BOWIE, TX 2. HI 5’S OVERTIME, Himmelreich/ Lindsey Sugar Hi Partnership, DAYTON, TX CLASS 23: 1. OL IGNITION, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX 2. FSR DAVY CROCKETT, Leigh & Jeff Salsbury, LEAGUE CITY, TX CLASS 24: 1. HIGH REDEMPTION CP, Carla Payne, SLIDELL, TX 2. HD FIREBALL, Robertson Cattle Co., LUBBOCK, TX Haltered Bull Junior Champion: COUGAR BAIT, The Cattlerack Ranch, BOWIE, TX Haltered Bull Junior Champion Reserve: HIGH REDEMPTION CP, Carla Payne, SLIDELL, TX CLASS 27: 1. EL CHAPO TENBAR, Danley Cattle, Inc, SEMINOLE, TX 2. ANCHOR T DESTROYER, Don Burrows, LEAGUE CITY, TX CLASS 28: 1. 5SL LEROY, Himmelreich/ Grace Cattle Company, DAYTON, TX CLASS 29: 1. HD SAILOR, Chris D. & Brandi Lindsey, LAUREL, MS 2. TL TANMAN, Adalyn Hamilton, WEATHERFORD, TX Haltered Bull Senior Champion: HD SAILOR, Chris D. & Brandi Lindsey, LAUREL, MS Haltered Bull Senior Champion Reserve: 5SL LEROY, Himmelreich/ Grace Cattle Company, DAYTON, TX Haltered Bull Grand Champion: COUGAR BAIT, The Cattlerack Ranch, BOWIE, TX Haltered Bull Grand Champion Reserve: HIGH REDEMPTION CP, Carla Payne, SLIDELL, TX PRODUCE OF DAM CLASS 34: 1. 5SL MALIBU, 5 Star Livestock, DAYTON, TX

Youth Steer Senior Champion: PECOS STAR 2, Alexis Buentello, STAFFORD, TX Youth Steer Senior Champion Reserve: HYNES BULLET, Kaycee Cooper, OAKHURST, TX Youth Steer Grand Champion: PECOS STAR 2, Alexis Buentello, STAFFORD, TX Youth Steer Grand Champion Reserve: HYNES BULLET, Kaycee Cooper, OAKHURST, TX

HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW March 9, 2020 Youth Female Grand Champion

Youth Female Grand Champion Reserve

YOUTH FEMALE DIVISION

Haltered Female Grand Champion

OPEN HALTERED FEMALE DIVISION

Haltered Female Grand Champion Reserve

CLASS 1: 1. CF CLEAR FAVORITE, Clarice Francis, ANGLETON, TX 2. SOCIETY’S HONEY MONEY, The Cattlerack Ranch, BOWIE, TX CLASS 2: 1. TL QUEEN OF JEWELS, Tanner Longhorns, STEPHENVILLE, TX 2. BZB ANCHOR T PRINCESS, Brown’s Longhorns, SAN ANTONIO, TX CLASS 3: 1. AMERICAN

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CLASS 1: 1. CF CLEAR FAVORITE, Clarice Francis, ANGLETON, TX 2. SOCIETY’S HONEY MONEY, Gracyn Morgan, BOWIE, TX CLASS 2: 1. TL QUEEN OF JEWELS, Jestine Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX CLASS 3: 1. AMERICAN MAID, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX 2. OL VEGA, Jestine Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX CLASS 4: 1. STRIKIN’ R TIME TO SHINE, Jestine Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX 2. NOBODY’S FOOL, Cade Nolen, WAXAHACHIE, TX CLASS 5: 1. HIGH CLASS CP, Cole Robertson, LUBBOCK, TX 2. R4 HIGH HOPES, , WEATHERFORD, TX Youth Female Junior Champion: HIGH CLASS CP, Cole Robertson, LUBBOCK, TX Youth Female Junior Champion Reserve: AMERICAN MAID, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX CLASS 8: 1. JCG RUBY TUESDAY, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX 2. SANDDOLLAR LADY JC, Cole Robertson, LUBBOCK, TX CLASS 9: 1. MS BETTY SUE SH, Tyler Lindsey, LAUREL, MS 2. MONA LISA 11/18, Sarah Danley, SEMINOLE, TX CLASS 10: 1. HI 5’S ROXY, Tyler Lindsey, LAUREL, MS 2.

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ANCHOR T AQUARIUS, Shyanne McClendon, MARSHALL, TX CLASS 11: 1. SKH LIBERTY BELLE, Alexandria Staples, SPRING, TX 2. CN SUMMERTIME SHANDY, Cade Nolen, WAXAHACHIE, TX Youth Female Senior Champion: HI 5’S ROXY, Tyler Lindsey, LAUREL, MS Youth Female Senior Champion Reserve: MS BETTY SUE SH, Tyler Lindsey, LAUREL, MS Youth Female Grand Champion: HI 5’S ROXY, Tyler Lindsey, LAUREL, MS Youth Female Grand Champion Reserve: HIGH CLASS CP, Cole Robertson, LUBBOCK, TX

How Can I Get My Child Started Showing Longhorns? STEP 1

Youth Bull Grand Champion

Youth Bull Grand Champion Reserve

YOUTH BULL DIVISION

CLASS 16: 1. JCG MR. INCREDIBLE, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX CLASS 18: 1. COUGAR BAIT, Gracyn Morgan, BOWIE, TX 2. HI 5’S OVERTIME, Tyler Lindsey, LAUREL, MS CLASS 19: 1. OL IGNITION, Jestine Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX 2. IRON KETTLE 99, Libby Butterfield, , CLASS 20: 1. HD FIREBALL, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX 2. HIGH REDEMPTION CP, Gracyn Morgan, BOWIE, TX CLASS 21: 1. EL CHAPO TENBAR, Sarah Danley, SEMINOLE, TX 2. ANCHOR T DESTROYER, Chris Dommert, HOUSTON, TX Youth Bull Grand Champion: HD FIREBALL, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX Youth Bull Grand Champion Reserve: COUGAR BAIT, Gracyn Morgan, BOWIE, TX

Unlike most other forms of showing livestock, showing Registered Texas Longhorns does not require a youth to own the animal that it shows. In order to prepare your child to walk into the show ring, first that child must be a junior member of the TLBAA. Parents are not required to be members unless they choose to become Longhorn owners and be a part of the whole Longhorn experience.

STEP 2 Find a TLBAA Affiliate in your area. You can find a list of affiliates and their contacts on www.tlbaa.org. You may also look at the schedule of events page in the back of Trails Magazine or the calendar tab on the website to find a show near you to visit and meet Longhorn members.

STEP 3 Youth Steer Grand Champion

Youth Steer Grand Champion Reserve

YOUTH STEER DIVISION

CLASS 25: 1. SKH THEODORE, Grace McDaniel, SPRING, TX 2. BRR BOOMTHATSWHATSHESAID, Alexandria Staples, SPRING, TX CLASS 26: 1. DOUBLE S DRAG, Ellie Rice, SPRING, TX 2. TL SLUGGER, Jestine Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX CLASS 27: 1. OL DUSTY ROAD, Jestine Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX 2. SPL SIR KESHA POWDERHORN, Trinity Summersill, CROSBY, TX Youth Steer Junior Champion: OL DUSTY ROAD, Jestine Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX Youth Steer Junior Champion Reserve: SKH THEODORE, Grace McDaniel, SPRING, TX CLASS 30: 1. CK TATTOO’S ROCKET, Madison Schroeder, SPRING, TX 2. DUNN ROAD TRIP, Kyrah Schanbachler, CLEVELAND, TX CLASS 31: 1. HERCULES 10/18, Gracyn Morgan, BOWIE, TX 2. JCG KAMINARI, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX CLASS 32: 1. BRR MEMPHIS, Erika Flynn, CONROE, TX 2. SCOOBY DOO PRIME, Emma Lucas, , CLASS 33: 1. BZB ZIPPITY DO DA, Grant Tinkis, COLLEYVILLE, TX 2. JCG FERDINAND, James Caden Grace, SUNSET, TX Youth Steer Senior Champion: BZB ZIPPITY DO DA, Grant Tinkis, COLLEYVILLE, TX Youth Steer Senior Champion Reserve: HERCULES 10/18, Gracyn Morgan, BOWIE, TX Youth Steer Grand Champion: BZB ZIPPITY DO DA, Grant Tinkis, COLLEYVILLE, TX Youth Steer Grand Champion Reserve: HERCULES 10/18, Gracyn Morgan, BOWIE, TX

Many breeders have animals that they would love to allow a youth to show. It may be possible for you to arrange to work with a breeder who shows and see if arrangements can be made for your child to learn from them and get their first show experience working with someone already familiar with the experience. If you already own your own Longhorns, there are camps and workshops you can attend, or maybe some private one-on-one with a Longhorn show person, to show you the ropes of halter breaking and working with your animal. If you are fortunate enough to purchase a halterbroken animal, maybe even one that has already shown, then talk to someone to understand the process of entering and attending a show to be prepared to make your debut.

STEP 4

Trophy Steer Grand Champion

Trophy Steer Grand Champion Reserve

TROPHY STEER DIVISION

CLASS 1: 1. BZB ZIPPITY DO DA, Brown’s Longhorns, SAN ANTONIO, TX 2. CROCKETT 2NR, Jeremy and Tina Johnson, SAN ANTONIO, TX CLASS 2: 1. REDSTAR MOST IMPRESSIVE, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX TX 2. AUTUMN BEATS BCB, Annalisa Romero, HOUSTON, TX Steer Junior Champion: BZB ZIPPITY DO DA, Brown’s Longhorns, SAN ANTONIO, TX Steer Junior Champion Reserve: REDSTAR MOST IMPRESSIVE, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, Steer Grand Champion: BZB ZIPPITY DO DA, Brown’s Longhorns, SAN ANTONIO, TX Steer Grand Champion Reserve: REDSTAR MOST IMPRESSIVE, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX

Take advantage of information in Trails Magazine, www.tlbaa.org, affiliate activities and showmanship camps to broaden your knowledge and gain experience. Try to enter as many shows as you can, even if you don’t think you are doing well. Nothing can be done well without learning and practice.

STEP 5 During all the steps above and beyond, have fun! Enjoy making new friends and watching your child build character, learn life lessons and develop skills that will help them throughout the rest of their life! Aim for the trophies but focus on the rewards of the journey.

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BUTLER

WEST TEXAS

YOUR SOURCE FOR BIG-HORNED BUTLER CATTLE.

THATE Cattle Company

Your source for big-horned cattle in the North— utilizing the right bloodlines to produce the horn. Fairmont, Minnesota

507-235-3467

BEAVER CREEK LONGHORNS - Est. 1995. Conformation, color, disposition, pedigree and HORNS.  Reasonable prices.  Carole Muchmore, Ponca City, OK.  580 765-9961 (calls only) or email cmuchmor@ poncacity.net. www.beavercreeklonghorns.com

UTAH

YOUR CATTLE COULD BE FOR SALE HERE - The classified are an economical way to let people know what you have for sale or services you offer. For more than just breeding stock - beef, transporttion, ranch supplies - anything can have a category here!

LONE WOLF RANCH Dr. Lee and Linda Ragains

918-855-0704 • Sallisaw, OK

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www.lonewolfranch.net Trade & Barter TRADE YOUR LONGHORNS – We’ll take your bulls and steers in trade for cows, heifers, pairs, herd sires or semen from breed’s top quality bulls. Stonewall Valley Ranch, Fredericksburg, TX. Days 512-454-0476 / Weekends 830-644-2380.

Advertising options everyone can afford! Breeders Guide Ads: $365 for one year (That’s just $1 a day!) Classified Ads: $15/month - Standard text $25/month - Boxed 54 | April 2020

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Advertising Index —A— AA Longhorns..............................................52 A & S Land & Cattle.....................................53 American Livestock.....................................45 Anderson, Frank Jr. and III...........................8 Arch Acres.....................................................52 Astera Meadows...................................22, 54 —B— Bar H Ranch..................................................52 Beadle Land & Cattle............................. 8, 52 Bennett Longhorn Cattle Co......................8 Big Valley Longhorns..................................52 Bineham Longhorn Ranch........................22 Bentwood Ranch.................................. 21, 54 BPT Longhorns..............................................8 Buckhorn Cattle Co....................................52 Bull Creek Longhorns................................... 7 Butler Breeders......................................... 8-9 Butler Breeders Online Futurity..................9 Butler Museum..............................................9 —C— Caballo Bravo Longhorns..........................52 Callicrate Banders....................................... 31 Cedar View Ranch.......................................52 Champion Genetics................................... 46 Christa Cattle Co...........................................8 Cielito Lindo Ranch..................................IBC Cliffhanger Genetics...................................29 Crazy Cattle Co...........................................53 —D— Dalgood Longhorns......................................8 Danley Cattle, Inc......................................... 5, DCCI Equipment........................................ 46 Diamond C Ranch.......................................52 Diamond Q Longhorns..............................53 Dickinson Cattle Co...................................BC DK Longhorn Ranch...................................52 Double A Longhorns..................................52 Doug Hunt Longhorns...............................54 —E— El Coyote Ranch............................................ 1 —F— FHR Longhorns................................... IFC, 53 Flying D Ranch.............................................53 Flying Diamond Ranch...............................52 Fritz Longhorns........................................... FC —G— GVR Longhorns...........................................53 —H— Helm Cattle Co............................................53 Hicks Longhorns...........................................8 Hickman Longhorns...................................54 Hudson/Valentine Auctions........................3 Husky Branding Irons................................ 46

—J— Jack Mountain Ranch.................................54 J.M.R. Cattle Co...........................................53 —K— King, Terry.....................................................52 Kourtis Family Farms LLC...........................53 —L— Legends Longhorn Sale & Futurity..............19 Lightning Longhorns..................................54 Little Ace Cattle Co.......................................8 LM Longhorns.............................................. 13 Lodge Creek Longhorns............................52 Lone Wolf Ranch.........................................53 Lucas Ranch.................................................52

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—M— McCombs Fiesta Sale................................. 11 McLeod Ranch...............................................9 Millennium Futurity...............................14-15 Moose Willow Longhorns.........................52 Moriah Farms...............................................53 —N— Northbrook Cattle Company....................53 —O— Oliver Longhorns.........................................53 —R— R 3 Hilltop Ranch.................................. 33, 53 Rio Vista Ranch..............................................9 Roberts Longhorns.......................................9 Rockin Hil Longhorns.................................52 Rockin I Longhorns.....................................54 Rocking P Longhorns...................................9 Rocky Mountain Longhorns.....................52 Rolling D Ranch...........................................52 Ross Ranch Horns.......................................53 Running Arrow Longhorns........................33 —S— Safari B Ranch..............................................52 Sand Hills Ranch..........................................52 Singing Coyote Ranch...............................54 Southeastern Wincheter Futurity.............29 Spring Creek Farms.......................................9 SS Longhorns...............................................53 Star Creek Ranch.........................................54 Struthoff Ranch............................................54

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“The Best of Friends!” Thanks to Claudia Davids, Nowell’s Hickory Creek Ranch Longhorns for the submission. —T— Thate Cattle Co.............................................8 Thurmond Longhorns................................54 TLBAA Beef Producers...............................23 TLBAA Horn Showcase....................... 35-38 TLBAA World Expo............................... 26-27 Top Hand International Longhorn Sale......... 31 Triple R Ranch (TX)........................................9 Triple S Bar Ranch.......................................53 TS Adcock Longhorns................................54 —W— Walkers U7-..................................................54 WB Longhorns.............................................53 Westfarms Inc................................................9 Westhaven Longhorns...............................52 Wichita Fence Company...........................33

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Coming Events

SEPTEMBER 2020

APRIL 10-11 • 7th Annual Blue Ridge Longhorn Sale, Contact Bubba Bollier at bollier7572@yahoo.com or 325-247-6249.

SEPTEMBER 5 • 23rd Butler Breeder’s Invitational Sale, Lockhart, TX. Kaso Kety 985-674-6492 or Michael McLeod (361) 771-5355.

APRIL 24-26 • Great Western Trail Days, Goree Expo Center, Coleman, TX. Contact Ashlee Miller, slickrockdesigns@gmail.com, (325) 669-2292 or Catherine Morris, morriscatran@taylortel.net, (325) 829-9219. Qualifying Haltered, Trophy Steers, Youth & Youth Points Only.

SEPTEMBER 6-7 • Colorado State Fair, Pueblo, CO. Entry deadline August 1st. Sunday show - Kenny Richardson 970-352-3054 or krichardson21@aol. com. Monday show - Lana Pearson 719-740-0741 or lana14338@gmail.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth.

APRIL 24-26 • STLA Spring Show, Rockdale show moved to LLANO in 2020! – John L. Kuykendal Event Center, Llano, TX. Sandi Nordhausen, 512750-1350, sandi.nordhausen@gmail.com or Merrilou Russell, 361-781-4221, mrcactusgirl13@gmail.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free, Youth (x2) & Points Only Youth. Haltered Trophy Steers. Miniatures.

SEPTEMBER 11-12 • East Coast Longhorn Futurity and Sale, Culpepper, VA. Bear Davidson (540) 687-0050/beardavidson@ymail.com or Chase Vasut (512) 917-8654

MAY 2020

MAY 1-2 • Red McCombs Fiesta Sale, Johnson City, TX. Alan & Teresa Sparger 210-445-8798 or dodgeram52@yahoo.com. www. redmccombslonghorns.com MAY 1-3 • TLBGCA Spring Show, Miracle Farm, Brenham, TX. Entry Deadline April 22nd. Stephen Head 979-549-5270 or headshorns@hotmail. com. Qualifying Haltered & Youth, Trophy Steers, Miniatures. MAY 7-9 • Millennium Futurity, Somervell Expo Center, Glen Rose, TX. Entry forms available at www.millenniumfuturity.com. Christy Randolph 713703-8458 or lpinesranch@aol.com MAY 15-16 • Legends Sale & Futurity, Chisholm Trail Expo Center, Enid, OK. www.jbrlonghorns.com or email legendslonghornsale@gmail.com NEW DATES MAY 29-30 • 42nd B&C Spring Sale, Grand River Livestock Barn, Tina, MO. Calcutta and Meal on the 29th. Sale on 30th. Sale auctioneers: Shawn & Bill Sayre. Contact: Shawn 660-734-8782

JUNE 2020 JUNE 12-13 • The Oregon Trail Sale, Dundee, Oregon. Scott Picker 503-5725656, Scott@aspencreeklandscaping.com. NEW DATES JUNE 12-13 • Cherry Blossom Sale, Culpepper, VA. Bear Davidson (540) 687-0050/beardavidson@ymail.com or Chase Vasut (512) 917-8654. JUNE 19 • Great Northern Cheesehead Longhorn Futurity, 5D Ranch, Gresham, WI. Dan Huntington (715) 853-7608 or Ali Mast (715) 495-4369. JUNE 19-20 • Pineywood’s Futurity, Angelina Expo Center, Lufkin, TX. Donnie Taylor (936) 414-1401, 4tlonghorns@gmail.com or David Wars (936) 404-2116. www.arklatexlonghorns. JUNE 20 • Great Northern Longhorn Classic Sale, 5D Ranch, Gresham, WI. Dan Huntington (715) 853-7608 or Ali Mast (715) 495-4369.

JULY 2020

JULY 31 • Rocky Mountain Longhorns and Friends Production Sale, Online, 7pm CST. All Parent Verified Sale. Contact: J.R. Matott 303-963-5350.

SEPTEMBER 11-12 • Struthoff Deep In The Heart Of Texas Sale, San Antonio, TX. Lynn Struthoff (219) 473-7768, Josie Struthoff (210) 601-3464 or Lori McCarty (817) 991-8825. SEPTEMBER 18-19 • Hudson-Valentine Fort Worth Stockyards Longhorn Auction, Fort Worth, TX. Lorinda Valentine (270) 9962046 or panthercreekranch@att.net. For more info, visit www. hudsonvalentineauctions.com SEPTEMBER 26 • 42nd B&C Fall Sale, Grand River Livestock Barn, Tina, MO. Sale auctioneers: Shawn & Bill Sayre. Contact: Shawn 660-734-8782.

OCTOBER 2020

OCTOBER 1-3 • TLBAA Horn Showcase, Lawton, OK. Pam Robison 817-6256241 or pam@tlbaa.org OCTOBER 1-3 • Tulsa State Fair, OK Ford Dealers Arena, Tulsa, OK. Contact David Edwards at 918-557-0364 or dledwards.texaslonghorncattle@gmail. com. Qualifying Haltered, Free, Youth & Trophy Steers. OCTOBER 2-4 • 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. NEW DATES OCTOBER 9-10 • Texas Longhorn Legacy Sale, Grapevine, TX. Contact Chase Vasut, chasevasut@yahoo.com or Bear Davidson, beardavidson@ymail.com. OCTOBER 16-18 • STLA Llano Longhorn Show, Llano, TX. Entry Deadline Oct. 9. Sandi Nordhausen 512-750-1350 / sandi.nordhausen@gmail.com, Bubba Bollier 325-247-6249 bollier7572@yahoo.com or Merrilou Russell, 361781-4221, mrcactusgirl13@gmail.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free, & Youth. Trophy Steers, Miniatures. OCTOBER 17 • Loomis / Hunt Longhorn Production Sale, Overbrook Stockyards, Overbrook, OK. Contact Dale Hunt at 402-214-4851 OCTOBER 30-NOV. 1 • 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.

NOVEMBER 2020

AUGUST 2020

AUGUST 7-9 • The Source Summer Showdown, presented by Kubota and Pinnacle Logistics. Will Rogers Memorial Complex, Fort Worth, TX. www. TheSourceCattle.com TheSourceCattle@gmail.com, Ryan Culpepper 940-577-1753 AUGUST 21 • Regional Horn Measurement Competition, Central States Fair, Rapid City, SD. Scot O’Bryan (605) 344-2263 or Gordon Howie (605) 381-3998. AUGUST 22 • 2nd Annual Top Hand Invitational Longhorn Sale, Central States Fair, Rapid City, SD. Scot O’Bryan (605)344-2263 or Gordon Howie (605) 381-3998.

NOVEMBER 14 • 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 NOVEMBER 14 • State Fair of Louisiana, Fairgrounds, Shreveport, LA. Entry deadline 10/10/20. Contact Jessica Wade at 903-948-5194 or dubosejessica@ yahoo.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free, Youth, and Trophy Steers. NOVEMBER 20-22 • Kaufman Police Association Longhorn Show, Henderson County Fairgrounds, Kaufman, TX. Entry deadline Oct. 31st. Joel Norris, (972) 533-4945 or joel1983@embarqmail.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. Trophy Steers & Miniatures.

AUGUST 23 • 5th Annual World Qualifying Longhorn Show, Central States Fair, Rapid City, SD. Scot O’Bryan (605) 344-2263 or Gordon Howie (605) 381-3998.

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