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TLBAA Regions

Division A ~ Regions 1-6

Executive committee


Canada, New Zealand, Australia

Chairman of the Board: Tom Matott • (303) 500-9465

Secretary/Parliamentarian: Gary Bowdoin • (254) 640-0844

Executive Vice Chairman: Ken Morris • (704) 361-6035

Treasurer: Mark Hubbell • (269) 838-3083

1st Vice Chairman: Alex Dees • (805) 300-4617

Director: Todd McKnight • (620) 704-3493

2nd Vice Chairman: Kathy Kittler • (501) 690-0771

Director: LD McIntyre • (308) 750-8384

Division B ~ Regions 7-12

Division C ~ Regions 13-18

At-Large Director

At-Large Director

At-Large Director

Mark Hubbell

Keith DuBose

David Roberts

(269) 838-3083 hubbelllonghorns@aol.com

(979) 277-2161 kwdubose@gmail.com

(573) 406-9868 robertslonghorns@live.com

At-Large Director

At-Large Director

At-Large Director

Ken Morris

John Parmley

David “Nik” Nikodym

Region 1 - Director

Region 7 - Director

Region 13 - Director

Jeff Jespersen

Lana Hightower

(704) 361-6035 khaoslonghorns@gmail.com

(780) 966-3320 jeffj91@hotmail.com

(281) 541-1201 john@jspservicesinc.com

(903) 681-1093 glcattleco@aol.com

(405) 227-7127 bardies@hotmail.com

L.D. McIntyre

(308) 750-8384 or (308) 246-5600 tejas@mcintyreranches.com

Region 2 - Director

Region 8 - Director

Region 14 - Director

Nelson Hearn

Gwen Damato

Todd McKnight

(484) 638-0228 nel_tam_hearn@yahoo.com

(817) 304-1665 diamondglonghorns@yahoo.com

(620) 704-3493 tmck7@ckt.net

Region 3 - Director

Region 9 - Director

Region 15 Director

Tom Smith

Russell E. Fairchild

David Edwards

(616) 293-0977 tom@widespreadranch.com

(254) 485-3434 fairchildranch@yahoo.com

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

Region 4 - Director

Region 10 - Director

Region 16 - Director

Aaron Adkins

Gary Bowdoin

Tom Matott

(704) 490-9208 doublealonghorns@gmail.com

(254) 640-0844 run4funbow@aol.com

(303) 500-9465 tom@rockymountainlonghorns.com

Region 5 - Director

Region 11 - Director

Region 17 - Director

Terry King

Larry Smith

Alex Dees

(850) 299-6875 tklonghorns@centurylink.net

(281) 935-2811 texasslonghorns@aol.com

(805) 300-4617 atdees@aol.com

Region 6 - Director

Region 12 - Director

Region 18 - Director

Kathy Kittler

Bill Torkildsen

Chris Herron

(501) 690-0771 k.kittler@hotmail.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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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

(979) 249-4255 torkildsenwh@yahoo.com

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

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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 Russell Hooks – (409) 381-0616 russellh@longhornroundup.com


28 ApRIL 2016 Vol. 28 • No. 1

Celebrating our Youth SHOWMANSHIP: Showing Your 12 Animal off to its best advantage Judges look at what showmanship is and why it is important. by Myra Basham

Foreign Affair (With 18 ALonghorns!)

See the impact hosting exchange students have on all involved. by Myra Basham

26 Snapshot of Life as a 28 Alonghorn youth Meet Stan Comer

Get to know your World Show Youth Judge.

A glimpse into the everyday life of youth in the Longhorn industry.

Journey to the fort 27 Gypsy’s worth herd Steer finds a new life thanks to the efforts of the youth who showed him.


34 37 New Breeder Profile: Trippin’ D Longhorns 38 National Western Stock Show Preventing Scours in Baby Calves By Heather Smith Thomas

Meet Mark & Heidi Duzan By Randy Witte

About the Cover: Kids, Longhorns and Spring. This month’s cover captures it all. Thank you to Oliver Longhorns for submitting this photo of their 4-year-old granddaughter, Wyleigh Belle Oliver, for our youth issue. 4 | April 2016

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Departments 2 Officers & Directors

6 Editor’s Note

10 TLBAA Announcements

22 TLBT Letter

30 News on the Trail

32 Affiliate News

35 Memoriams

42 Herd Management

33 In the Pen

41 Show Reults

47 Index/Just For Grins

48 Calendar

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An Exciting New Season Spring is here, a fresh season of growth and change. Green grass, trees blooming, new Longhorn calves dotting the pastures – it makes it easy to feel rejuvenated and eager to see what the future holds. Trails magazine has that same feel to it right now. Lindsay is doing a super job of revamping ad pricing and package options. She is excited to reach out to vendors and get the products you are interested in, as well as ones you don’t know about yet, into the pages of the Trails magazine. Starting in May/June we want to start featuring a product each month that our readers should know about. So if you’re using something that works for you, and others should try, let Lindsay or I know about it. Our graphic artist, Josh, has done a great job creating ads with a new edge. While he is happy to maintain your look if you have a set style, he is always ready to give a fresh, new look to your ad. Just let us know if you want to try something totally different. “Just for Grins” has taken a fresh turn as well. I have been receiving photos from people that already have a funny caption included with it. As people don’t always get their captions in to us in time to compete in the contest, we are now asking you to send in a photo with your own funny caption along with your name and address. If yours is chosen for publication in “Just for Grins” you will receive TLBAA merchandise. Please only submit photos you have taken or have permission to use. We are happy to announce that next year we will be returning to 12 issues a year. By the time the decision was made this year, it was too late to make the change. There were already things in motion based on a combined issue and it is a change that has to be made ahead of time at the post office as well as in-house. That being said, the May/June deadline is April 15th for ad reservations and materials. If you have animals in Midwest or Red McCombs and want to thank your buyers, then go ahead and reserve your ad space and we will give you until right after the sale you’re in to get the information to us. The McCombs Sale will be the last sale in before press time. The important part is to get that space reserved. It’s not just about the sale results, though. There will be information about brood cows, covering subjects such as fertility, preg checking and other relevant subjects. The perfect issue to show off those outstanding producers and their offspring you have for sale. July is the A.I. Sire Reference issue, which is published every other year. If your sire needs his picture updated, get a new one into me by May 22. Please send a high resolution photo and make sure the bull’s full name and/or A.I. number is included. You can email it to myra@tlbaa.org. Here’s hoping your spring is full of new blessings!

DEADLINE: July 2016 Issue:

May 22nd

Myra Basham Myra Basham Editor-in-Chief

A.I. Sire Directory

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Editor in Chief: Myra Basham Ext. 108 • myra@tlbaa.org trailseditor@tlbaa.org Contributing Editor: Henry L. King Advertising Sales Manager: Lindsay Maher • Ext. 109 lindsay@tlbaa.org Graphic Design & Production: Joshua Farias • Ext. 117 joshua@tlbaa.org

Registrations Rick Fritsche • Ext. 107 rick@tlbaa.org registrar@tlbaa.org Dana Coomer • Ext. 116 dana@tlbaa.org registrar@tlbaa.org membership@tlbaa.org Accounting Elaine Bauman • Ext. 121 elaine@tlbaa.org Special Events Amy Weatherholtz • Ext. 104 amy@tlbaa.org

Printed in the U.S.A. The Texas Longhorn Trails (ISSN-10988432, USPS 016469) is published monthly by the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America, 2315 N. Main, Ste. 402, 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, 2315 N. Main, Ste. 402, 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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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

Christa Cattle Co. Jason & Louis Christa 2577 FM 1107 • Stockdale, TX 78160 christacattleco@msn.com www.christacattleco.com Louis (210) 863-7003 Jason (210) 232-1818

Dalgood Longhorns Malcolm & Connie Goodman 6260 Inwood Dr. • Houston, TX 77057 (713) 782-8422 dalgood@comcast.net www.dalgoodlonghorns.com

DuBose Bar D Ranch Keith & Tina DuBose P.O. Box 370 • Ben Wheeler, TX 75754 (979) 277-2161 kwdubose@gmail.com www.dubosebard.com

Jack Mountain Ranch Hal & Betty Meyer 8000 Mount Sharp Rd. • Wimberley, TX 78676 (512) 422-4681 cell (512) 842-1116 halmeyer@hotmail.com

Jane’s Land & Cattle Co. John & Jane Thate 418 W. Margaret St. • Fairmont, MN 56031 (507) 235-3467

This space is available for your ranch listing! Call Lindsay Maher: (817) 625-6241

Kaso, Lisa & Jake Kety Little Ace Cattle Co. P.O. Box 386 • Folsom, LA 70437 (985) 796-3918 ketyfolsom@aol.com

LL Longhorns Neil & Cynthia Hall 1414 Thorton Rd. • Houston, TX 77018 (206) 574-8950 www.lllonghorns.com cynthia@lllonghorns.com

McLeod Ranch Michael, Jackie, Mike & Makayla McLeod 355 CR 3031 • Edna, TX 77957 (361) 782-0155

Brennan & Michele Potts Rocking P Longhorns P.O. Box 579 • Emory, TX 75440 (903) 473-2430 Cell: (903) 348-5400 www.rockingplonghorns.com bpotts1@verizon.net

Rio Vista Ranch Elmer & Susan Rosenberger 4818 Eck Lane • Austin, TX 78734 (512) 266-3250 Cell: (512) 422-8336 e-mail: elmer@riovistaranch.com www.riovistaranch.com

Triple R Ranch Robert & Kim Richey 21000 Dry Creek Rd. • San Angelo, TX 76901 (325) 942-1198 r3ranch@aol.com www.butlertexaslonghorns.com

Westfarms Inc. Dale, Lynette, Leslie & Matt Westmoreland 13529 Hwy 450 • Franklinton, LA 70438 (985) 839-5713 Cell: (985) 515-3172 e-mail: westfarmsinc@gmail.com

This space is available for your ranch listing! Call Lindsay Maher: (817) 625-6241

TLBAA Announcements



With a unanimous vote from the board, a new Voluntary Parent Verification-DNA Testing program was instituted for those breeders concerned and interested in keeping this iconic breed as pure as possible, and being able to verify it with the latest state of the art testing procedures. The new voluntary program for new registered bulls (or even previously registered bulls you want the parentage verified) includes reduced rates for DNA testing (only $40.00 per DNA test per animal(s)— bull, sire and dam (if not previously tested)), and a

newly designed logo that will print out on the registration certificate in the space between the sire and the dam on the certificate once the testing is verified. Contact Rick at the TLBAA office for the Parentage Verification forms to start this exciting process.

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If you would like to get your ad in this often-referenced issue, contact Lindsay at (817) 625-6241 or lindsay@tlbaa.org.

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Showing Your Animal

While showmanship is simple in theory, winning a class is about much more than simply walking in the ring with a Longhorn and sporting flashy western clothing. Showing off an animal to its best advantage by emphasizing its strong points and disguising weaknesses requires time, patience and effort. So where does showmanship begin? Judges and the TLBAA handbook are all in agreement – it starts the day you bring a Longhorn show project home.

Preparing at home Lizz Huntzberry, a frequent Longhorn show judge from Smithsburg, MD, sums it up in one short statement, “Know your animal!” Showing an animal you are familiar with allows you to concentrate on what you are doing. Having any fear of the animal is hard on you both. Kipp Brown, a judge from Mississippi, served 14 years as the head ring steward at the World Show and part of the first World Show Committee. Once his kids started showing at the majors he got out of owning Longhorns, but is committed to judging them. “Practice at home and practice every day. One of the biggest pieces of advice given to my kids, go get a big fulllength mirror. Put it on the side of the barn, set up your animal in front of it and see what you and your animal look like. You need to know what it looks like from the head of that calf (what the judge sees).” Doug Pierce, a member of Blinn College’s faculty and founder of the College’s livestock judging team, agrees with the need for time spent with your animal. When they are new he suggests practicing an hour every day if you can. Once the cattle are trained, he recommends continuing once every three days just to verify that the animals remember what they are doing. “You win showmanship at home,” Doug emphasizes, “you just collect it at the show.” The TLBAA Handbook offers detailed advice on how to halter break and handle your Longhorn. All of the time spent at home, even when your just brushing, petting or talking to the animal builds its trust in 12 | April 2016

Practice at home allows the showman build trust with their Longhorn, making it easier to focus on the judge. you and strengthens your chances that it will perform well for you in the ring, allowing you to concentrate on yourself and the judge in the ring. As you work with your animal, educate yourself about proper grooming for your animal and yourself, how the animal should walk, stand and be presented to the judge and where you should be in relation to the judge and the animal. All of these things are addressed in the TLBT section of the TLBAA handbook. Another source of information about what to expect in the show ring would be someone who has shown before. Also, be prepared for questions or comments from the judge. “I take the time to try and talk to every child and give them something positive and something they can do better,” says Brown. Pierce agrees, “My favorite part is when I’m explaining to the kids, helping them to understand why they win or why they don’t. I like to make it a learning experience and be relaxed and fun with them.”

Preparing to go in the ring Be prepared to walk in the ring with an animal in proper body condition and properly groomed. Conditioning and feeding advice can be found in an invaluable tool – the TLBAA Handbook. It also informs you the grooming restrictions and requirements for

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Off To Its Best Advantage showing bulls. It is important to read through all of this information to prevent getting disqualified before you even walk in the ring. The judges all agree on the attire: boots, jeans, tucked in shirt or blouse. The Handbook lists western hats as optional, but many judges prefer the hats stay out of the ring, except for the judge’s, of course! Present yourself clean, neatly dressed and professional looking. Clothing judges advise against include excessive bling, holes, tennis shoes, dress pants (they are Longhorns, after all), sandals, baseball caps and shirts without collars. The TLBAA Handbook states, “Exhibitors must wear western attire, long sleeve shirt or long sleeve blouse with collar and cuffs, and pants or skirt with boots, while exhibiting cattle in the show ring. (Western hats may be worn if desired.) “Baseball style” caps, “tennis shoe” type footwear and scotch combs are prohibited in the show ring.

In the ring Once in the ring, the practice at home really pays off. There is a lot to manage in the ring – show stick, lead, eye on the judge, keeping your animal looking its best, being aware of other exhibitors and maintaining proper distance between you and them – the list goes on. This is where you need to already have the basics ingrained, so you are focused on the moment. Pay attention to the judge and the ring stewards. Know your animal and be prepared to answer basic questions. While all judges have their own set of criteria, there are some basics they all agree on as preventable through practice. Basic handling skills, including use of a show stick and lead, are a must.

“They have a chain in their left hand that is just like a transmission on a car. Use both stick AND halter,” explains Brown. He also warns against letting the nosepiece on the halter hang too low and cutting off the air and suggests keeping it two to three inches below the eye. Showing the animal to its full advantage requires knowing how to position yourself and the animal. Huntzberry stresses that you need to keep your eye on the judge and be on the correct side of the animal in relation to the judge. She adds if an animal is too hard to handle in the ring, it puts the exhibitor at a disadvantage when trying to pay attention to the judge. It goes right back to putting time in at home. When an animal does get a little rambunctious in the ring, Pierce warns, “you have to be passively aggressive.” Yanking on an animal or hitting it is frowned upon and, according to the TLBAA Handbook, an unmanageable animal may be removed from the competition. Setting your animal up to display its strengths is another important aspect. Here each judge can differ in what they look for, but the key is to flatter the animal. “For me, offset the back foot,” says Brown. “It gives the appearance of length of body, so many good things come out of that.” He also prefers that when the judge is behind, square the legs up, and when he is on the profile, off set the back leg. It’s something not many showmen can do. Circling properly can also work to your advantage. Pierce warns against making smaller and smaller circles every time. “Animals always look their best the

Presenting yourself as well as your animal well-groomed. Western attire is a must. Keep bling to a minimum.

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YOUTH tell me they come further away they are (not crowding from broken homes the ring). When you or bad circumstances, stop, especially in but they feel at home, profile, you have to at peace in the show leave yourself enough ring.” room to work.” We at h e r h o l t z ’s Turning the aninumber one lesson mal properly helps as learned from showing well. “The problem I – it takes hard work, see with kids in cattle dedication and deshowmanship,” states termination to reach your goals. “None of Brown, “they don’t the life lessons that know how to properly the youth learn from turn the animal. Push participating in showthe calf to the right, don’t drag them on Keep your aatention on the judge and know where he is at all times. ing can be placed in Have your animal set before the judge gets to you. top of them.” books. Life lessons While it seems almost contradictory, everyone such as responsibility, husbandry, unselfishness, dedication, teamwork, business, money management, how agrees exhibitors need to relax and have fun while behandle losing, winning, the list goes on. “ ing alert and paying attention to details. For beginners they warn, don’t be looking to the stands for advice “Parents, keep supporting your youth,” Weatherholtz from your parents. Once you’re in the ring it is just you, urges. “Breeders, get involved – the youth are the fuyour animal and the judge. Beginners also need to reture. And to the youth - enjoy your time in the show member the importance of their own posture as well ring. Learn and ask questions.” as the animal’s. Stand up straight and park the animal She also reminds exhibitors some of the commonly in straight lines. forgotten handbook rules:

Benefits of Showmanship According to Brown, “Every life skill that you need to know to survive life is available showing livestock.” He emphasizes participation builds character. It requires discipline, responsibility and hard work. “Seeing generations grow up and have kids of their own that show is pretty rewarding. I also like how the kids make friends all over the country while they are showing.” Pierce believes “the people that are better with people are the ones that learned to be good with animals.” How to read subliminal messages and paternal or maternal instincts are just a couple of the life benefitting skills acquired. Time management, patience, goal setting, work ethic and sportsmanship are among others he cites. “Showmanship is different for each person, but it is important because it is them winning.” Kids and grown ups both learn a lot from exhibiting and raising cattle. “Its great to build self-esteem, a feeling of accomplishment and being challenging situations.” Hutntzberry states, adding, “Not to mention it is fun! I learned a lot about public speaking, anatomy and livestock production from showing and judging cows.” Showmanship is much more than walking in the ring and standing in front of a judge and walking out. TLBAA’s Amy Weatherholtz has seen the show ring from all sides, and she knows firsthand the benefits of being in the show ring. “I love to see youth in the show ring. I grew up in the show ring and I reflect on those experiences daily,” Weatherholtz said smiling. “I’ve even had some youth 14 | April 2016

All bulls will be shown at halter WITH NOSE LEAD. Bulls 12 months of age and older must show with a permanent nose ring and nose lead.

All bulls over 12 months must use neckties or neck straps when secured in stall.

Handlers must be 18 years or older and/or in the TLBT Senior Showmanship Division to show bulls in Youth Classes 27-29. All youth may show Class 26 and under and Steer classes.

The owner of cattle entered in a qualifying show must be a member in good standing of the TLBAA.

Only TLBAA registered Texas Longhorn cattle that have qualified through the World Qualifying Circuit are eligible to compete in the World Show. Non-Haltered Trophy Steers and Miniatures are currently exempt from this requirement.

A copy of said registration must accompany all entry form for verification of age and registration – no pending registrations will be accepted.

Exhibitors must wear western attire, long sleeve shirt or long sleeve blouse with collar and cuffs and pants or skirt with boots, while exhibiting cattle in the show ring. (Western hats may be worn if desired.) “Baseball style” caps, “tennis shoe” type footwear and scotch combs are prohibited in the show ring. Continued on pg. 16

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YOUTH Continued from pg. 14

Show results are to be to the TLBAA office 7 days after the is conducted.

Grooming of Animals: Exhibitors are encour• Judging will be based on the desirable breed aged to show their animals in a neat and clean characteristics as listed in the suggested Texas condition. Washing, brushing, combing and Longhorn Breed Guidelines as approved by the trimming of excess hair is permitted. Hair must Board of Directors on April 20, 1982 and revised be brushed down and smooth without the use August 26, 2005. of adhesives, aerosol sprays or agents that deter • No person shall be allowed to judge any catfrom the animal’s natutle they have shown or fitted ral appearance. The tail during the current show seaswitch is to be long and son. No person shall judge full without trimming cattle carrying their own or docking, and no ballbrand. Every effort should be ing or back combing of made to avoid a perceived the tail switch is allowed. or potential conflict of inWhile trimming and clipterest while judging cattle. ping of the hair is permisEvery effort should be made sible at shows, specifically not to judge cattle that the prohibited are: (a) the use judge has a personal interest of grooming chutes and/ in. Ring stewards are not be or generators to aid in consulted regarding judging the clipping of hair on of cattle. the premises of show • The name of the judge(s) locations; (b) the sandshall be published at least ing, oiling and polishseven days prior to the entry ing of horns; (c) polishdeadline for a show. ing of hooves; (d) use of neck sweats. Violations of • Texas Longhorn cattle these rules will be ground are shown in their natural for removal from compestate. tition by show manage• No paint or other matement and forfeiture of Always keep yourself positioned to give the judge rial may be used to cover or all fees and World Show a full view. Do not stand between the judge and otherwise change the natural qualifications. Sprays or the animal. color of an animal. concentrates specifically • Good showmanship is not difficult, but it does formulated and sold as fly and/or insect inhibitor require much time, patience, and effort. Simply or prohibitor are allowed to applied to the hair. put, showmanship is showing your animal off Show sheen administered from a pump spray to its best advantage, by emphasizing its strong bottle will be permitted. points and knowing how to disguise its weaker Alteration of physical features: Alteration of an areas. There are many cases where an animal did animals’ appearance by cosmetic and/or surnot place as well as it could have in the show ring gical changes are deemed unethical and will because it was not shown to look its best before be grounds for disqualification from the show a judge. and revoacation of any World Show qualificaThe mentioned rules are just a small portion of intion. Some examples are, but not limited to, the formation available to exhibitors in the TLBT and Show weighting of horns, banding, surgically altering portions of the TLBAA Handbook, which is available of navel, dewlap or other skin areas, surgically alonline. If your youth is considering beginning in the tering knees or hocks, or injecting any substance show ring, it would be good to read through the handunder the skin or into any muscle (ie: steroids or book first to know what lies ahead and the preparation growth implants of any kind). for stepping into the ring. Even if you have shown a Nursing calves (205 days or less) at time of show while, it is always good to refresh your knowledge of may be shown at side. the handbook. And remember, the skills of good showAll show entries are expected to be manageable. manship apply to every class you enter, whether you Should an animal become unmanageable, the are a youth or an adult. Presenting your animal to its show management shall have the right and re- best advantage is the key to show ring success. sponsibility to remove such animal from com-

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petition, and all entry and stalling fees shall be forfeited.

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By Myra Basham

A Foreign Affair (With Longhorns!) It’s not often that Longhorn shows have exhibitors who cross an ocean to be here. That is exactly what Lioba Neismann and Pasinee On-yam (nickaname Am) have done, traveling over 5,000 miles and 9,000 miles respectively to be a part of the Longhorn showing experience. Well, they didn’t exactly know what they would be doing… Sonya McClendon wanted the opportunity for her daughter, Shyanne, to experience not only exposure to outside cultures, but having to take a back seat to “siblings”. “One of my primary objectives with this, because she’s been an only child all her life, was to First day in have faux siblings so that the pens. she does have to get along and learn how to share,” explains Sonya. She went on to add that for her and Shyanne as well it has really let them see how the rest of the world views America. While there are certainly differences in culture and speech, Sonya emphasized that you really see we’re all the same, just people, and we really all need to get along and love one another. Sonya had hosted an exchange student once before, but it had been unplanned and while it turned out well, she wanted to do it with more forethought this time. Starting in February 2015, Sonya contacted the Academic Year in America (AYA) and started looking at profiles of students who wanted to come to the U.S. She wanted to choose a student who might be interested in participating in doing what the McClendon family does – including showing Longhorns. Both girls communicated that they would love the chance to show Longhorns, “and when they got here,” Sonya said, “they jumped in with both feet.” Ken Harris, Shyanne’s father, handles everything involving the Longhorns. “The girls came in one day, and the next morning they were in the pens working with the cattle. It was something to see.” He went on 18 | April 2016

to add that the girls have been great to work with and caught on quickly. Seeing the girls show at the Fort Worth Stock Show, one would never guess how new the girls were to the show ring. Shyanne was very excited to have the girls come to stay, but when they first got here she got a little nervous. “But we warmed up to each other really fast and I’ve become friends with every one of the exchange students that have come into the house.” She continued saying that they got to know their similarities and differences and play off of them. “Occasionally we do fight, but we always make up though” she laughed. Sharing Longhorns with Lioba and Am has been a joy for Shyanne. “I loved it. One because it made my job of washing them easier,” she laughed. “And two,” she added seriously, “because I like to let people spread the word about Longhorns, because not many people know about the possibilities of showing Longhorns.” Some of Shyanne’s favorite memories so far are an amazing first picnic eating pizza out under the stars and Lioba winning her first buckle at the Shreveport show. The girls have also shown lambs and Shyanne credits Lioba with helping her increase her speed running with the lambs back to the barn. She is looking forward to Am (hopefully) winning a buckle to take home with her as well. Shyanne encourages other families to give hosting a try. She admits that “kids like her” who have no siblings benefit from learning to cooperate with others and taking a back seat to others at times. She also believes that everyone can benefit from learning about new cultures and picking up new languages. She’s tried learning some German and she really wants to learn Italian and Spanish in the future. The desire to learn new things is a common thread among all the girls.

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Lioba learned of the exchange program when students from the program visited her school near Paderborn, Germany. “I decided to do a year abroad to learn the culture, the language and meet new people,” she explained. She was not able to choose a state, but she could choose the country. Coming from a rural area, Lioba has been exposed to a variety of animals, including horses, but never cattle until she came to Texas. She had never heard of a Texas Longhorn and the only cattle in her area were on surrounding dairy farms. At first, when she saw photos of Shyanne showing her Longhorns, Lioba didn’t know what to think about those long horns. But once she got here, and Shyanne taught her how to handle them, she wasn’t nervous any more. Remembering her first show in Mississippi, she laughed “I really didn’t know what was going on. I’d never seen a show before. Shyanne showed us what to do and how to do it, and I won first in my division!” Meeting people at the shows has been a highlight of her experience here. She likes the connection people have at the shows and the interest they take in her and her culture. She also enjoys hearing them share about their lives here. She is not looking forward to saying goodbye to her Texas family and is extremely grateful for the opportunity to show Longhorns with them. She credits the experience with making her more self confident, and better able to make decisions. The experience has been even more of a change for Am. Coming from Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand, she has not experienced rural life before. She wanted to participate in an exchange program to find out what she really wanted to be and to get a new experience. Coming to Texas and showing Longhorns has been a huge change for her. But she says it was easy to adapt to. When she first saw the Longhorns, she was very nervous and didn’t think she could ever show one. Being from a crowded city, she had never even had pets before. “My first show, I was very nervous and didn’t know what to do in the show ring. But now, I like being in the show ring with the Longhorns and I’ve learned a lot from showing.” After the shows she looks forward 20 | April 2016

Am, Shyanne and Lioba at the Fort Worth Stock Show

to relaxing in the barn with her favorite, Sweetie Belle. Being an exchange student has been a great experience for her. “You meet new people and you do things you never thought you could do,” said Am. She does miss home and her own culture a lot, but she really does like the country atmosphere and will miss it. The girls not only experienced the Longhorn life, but attended school with Shyanne as well. Participating in team sports at school was a new opportunity for them as well. While there are team sports in their countries, they are not a part of school life as they are in the U.S. They really get to be a part of every facet of the host family’s life. The experience for all involved has been a positive one. Everyone agrees that the mutual sharing and learning results in a new appreciation for how similar we all are in spite of our differences. The hosts as well as the guests agree that everyone should give foreign exchange programs a try.

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P r e sid e nt’s M e s s age Dear TLBT Members, It’s springtime! The weather gets warmer, the flowers come into season, and our show season gets busier. I do hope you all are doing well in your schools and communities, and I’m sure I’ll be seeing you around. I have great news! After our upcoming World Show Banquet in June, we have veteran TLBT member Luke Erwin coming to play with his band for our dance. We want


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to make sure he has a great time playing for us, so be sure to bring your dancin’ boots! I would like to remind you guys of a handful of things: • The Officers and Directors desperately need your pictures, so contact us via our email or any of our social media accounts. • We also need everyone bringing canned goods, packs of socks or t-shirts to our donation box . Every single donation counts. • SENIORS: At upcoming shows, be sure you are taking advantage of all of the scholarships that the TLBT and affiliates have to offer. It’s very important during this time of year to be aware of opportunities around you. Graduating seniors, take in every moment. I know I’ll be in your shoes very soon, and I dread to think about all the wonderful little moments I’ll miss when I’m off in the real world. Those of you who aren’t graduating, make sure that you’re also making the most of every opportunity. Walk a mile in another person’s shoes, be sure you are giving cheerfully, and often. In life, it’s not about what you take with you, it’s what you leave behind. “Only by giving are we able to receive more than we already have.” – Jim Rohn

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Why did you join the TLBT? My family thought it would be a good idea to have Longhorns on their land and I thought it would be nice to show Longhorns. We went to watch our first show in Glen Rose. I noticed the bond that one of the girls had with her Longhorn and I wanted to give it a try. What are your favorite memories of the TLBT so far? I cant just pick one memory because there are so many good ones. Some good memories include meeting new friends and becoming an officer with one of my best friends. I also loved going to Officer Camp in the Fort Worth Stockyards. Do you enjoy showing Texas Longhorn cattle, and why? Showing longhorns has taught me that hard work pays off. It takes me a lot of time and work to show a longhorn and it is really worth it when they win. Learning this will help me become more responsible when I’m older. Do you enjoy showing Texas Longhorns, and why? I enjoy showing longhorns very much. It has taught me about showing animals and helped me make more friends


TLBT Office: Intermediate Director Age: 12 School: AMS (Acton Middle School) Number of Years in the TLBT: 3 years

Shelby Rooker, TLBT President

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What advice would you give to a newcomer in the TLBT? I’d tell them to stay confident and even when its hard and their animals act up, to keep on pushing forward.

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Showman of the month Savannah Donahue

Age: 14 How old are you/ what grade are you in/what division do you show in? 3 years What is your favorite show memory: My favorite show memory is hanging out with friends and family at shows. What do you plan on doing after High School: After High School I plan on going to school to become a physical therapist.

Just For Fun

Why can’t you tell a joke while standing on ice? The answer will be in next month’s TRAILS Magazine! Last month’s answer: Roostbeef

Quiz Bowl Prep

Read and study here often, because throughout the year questions, answers and information found here could be on the Quiz Bowl at the Longhorn Expo.


What is the normal temperature of a cow? A. 101.0°F From what side do you lead a longhorn calf? A. Left side According to the article in this month’s Trails, what is showmanship?

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Meet Youth Judge Stan Comer Stan Comer, ranches near Ardmore, Oklahoma. He grew up in Illinois on a grain and livestock farm, got his degree in Animal Science from Oklahoma State University and has been at his Oklahoma location since 1987. Stan and his wife have two grown sons, both of whom showed cattle while growing up. “We’ve been in the registered cattle business about 30 years now,” Stan observed. “I got started judging Longhorn cattle more than ten years ago. I have enjoyed the Longhorn breeders as well as the cattle and had the opportunity to judge both the World Open show and the Youth show previously. I have been fortunate to judge beef cattle shows in fourteen states.” Stan says his philosophy in evaluating cattle is essentially basic to every breed. “You start at the ground up, make sure they’ve got good foot and leg structure to support the animal; one that can get out and go and forage and have a lot of longevity in the herd. Then we kind of move on up and, starting at the front in females, look for extension and femininity in their neck and head; certainly, when we are talking about Longhorn cattle, look for breed character, and one of the economic traits of the Longhorn is the horn. We look for one that has good horn development and can add some value to the animal from the horn as well as the structure and balance and beef they produce. I like for them to have a strong, straight top, one that is phenotypically superior; some slope from hooks to pin, and one that, when you get behind them, has a good, wide stance. Certainly, I like one that has depth of body and width through the center of the body for foraging ability.”

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“In females, a calf at side we would certainly take into consideration as well as the quality and structure of the udder in order to raise a calf.” “In bulls, we like the masculine look up about the head and neck and shoulders, with natural muscling down their top and through the center of their quarter when you view them from behind. You want one that can get out and move, is very sound in their movements; and has good testicular development.” “Those are the basic things I am looking for when evaluating Longhorn cattle, but there are a couple of pointers I’d like to give the kids in advance. Number one, a lot of calves that show have never had their feet trimmed – and need them trimmed if you are going to the time and trouble of exhibiting. The other thing is, those that do get their feet trimmed, it seems like they are pretty fresh – like the day before the show and that causes a lot of problems for some of those calves because it is the first time they have had their feet trimmed and a lot of times they can be a little tender or sore on those feet. That is unfortunate, because it doesn’t show their true potential for their stride and getting out and moving.” “I would certainly encourage the kids to get the feet trimmed on the calves and get them on a scheduled foot trimming, and do it three weeks or more before a major show like the World Show. That gives the calf time to heal up and get their feet hardened.” That is a good thought that applies to cattle of all ages – bulls, cows and steers – that need to be moving their best when the judge looks their way.

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Gypsy’s Journey to the Fort Worth Herd Gypsy Boy was going to be a meat steer until Kathy Kittler decided to donate the young, black and white steer to be given to a youth at the 2014 Lufkin Show Ashlyn Holson receiving her donated through the Arksteer from Kathy Kittler. La-Tex Longhorn Breeder’s Association Calf Donation Program. “Gypsy” became the project steer for 10-year-old Ashlyn Holson of B&H Longhorns in Albany, TX, and his whole future changed. Ashlyn was required to take care of the steer, keep a record book and show him at a minimum of two shows. He was shown at 4 or 5 shows. At the end of the show season, when the team decided to “retire” him, Ashlyn wanted to find him a home and not take him to market. That’s when the Holson’s heard that the Fort Worth Herd needed a young, calm steer that could be used for education and public events. The Holson’s felt that

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than the older steers, especially the 13- to 14-year-olds. Kristin likes for the kids in the education program to see Gypsy next to an older steer so they know “they’re not born this way”. They all start out small. Size was not the only attraction for Krisitin. “He’s a great steer, beautiful, our only black and white one” She added that he was easy going and fit right in from the start. “He did the first training drive so well that he moved right into the regular trail drives.” She wished they all fit in so easily. He has walked with the herd twice daily in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards since February 8th, 2016. According to Kristin, “Almost all of our steers have been donated by members of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association, but this is the first one where a youth made the decision to donate.”

Ashlyn and her sister Caitlyn in the showring with Gypsy.

Gypsy would be perfect, especially since he had already been exposed to five Holson girls ranging in age from 4-14 years and crowds, along with the commotion they can create. It was a solution that Ahslyn loved. Ashyln collects the Herd’s trading cards and hoped that Gypsy would have one of his own. She was excited that she would be able to visit him in the future as well. So with Ark-La-Tex and Kittler’s blessing, Ashlyn was allowed to make the final decision. Kristin Jaworski, Trail Boss for the Fort Worth Herd, was happy to get Gypsy at his young age for education purposes. As a two-year-old (he’s 2 years younger than the next youngest steer) he is significantly smaller

Gypsy taking part in one of the twice daily Fort Worth Herd Trail Drives in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards.

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Mayli Moreland

Owen Merriman

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Johnny, Henry and Frank Hicks

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Cooper Holland

Frank and Amos Hicks

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NEWS On the Trail... Kazakhstan Ranchers Check Texas Longhorns Submitted by Darol Dickinson

150th Anniversary Chisholm Trail Meeting Submitted by Rick Fritsche

Ranchers from Kazakhstan recently researched Texas Longhorn cattle at Dickinson Cattle Co of Barnesville, Ohio. Left to right Dinara Talipova, Aikera Marat, and Yerlan Talipov.

Barnesville, OH - A delegation of ranchers from the Republic of Kazakhstanian made an investment trip to Dickinson Cattle Co to evaluate the Texas Longhorn cattle breed. Due to the rugged landscape of their Republic it was their internet research that led the group to Ohio. Yerlan Talipov, who runs 1200 mother cows in Kazakhstan, had been reading about Texas Longhorns. Yerlan and his wife Dinara, and interpreter Aikera Marat boarded a plane in their major city Almaty, went to Frankfurt, then Chicago and finally Pittsburgh on the way to Dickinson Cattle Co. Although their arrival was welcomed by some cold weather, they seemed comfortable as it was much like their country. The Republic of Kazakhstan lies in the north of the central Asian republics and is bounded by Russia in the north, China in the east, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan in the south, and the Caspian Sea 30 | April 2016

and part of Turkmenistan in the west. It has 1,177 miles of coastline on the Caspian Sea. Kazakhstan is about four times the size of Texas. The territory is mostly steppe land with hilly plains and plateaus. Over 70% is grazing land used for cattle, horses, and goats. Their rainfall averages 23” per year. Modern Kazakhstan was invaded in the 1st-8th centuries by Turkic speaking and Mongol tribes. They were conquered by Russia in the 18th century. They obtained their independence from the collapsing Soviet Union in 1991. At this time they have good relations with Russia and China their largest neighbors. The population is just under 20 million citizens, mostly involved in agriculture. Dickinson Cattle Co is a major exporter of Texas Longhorn semen and embryos. They have shipped live cattle, semen and embryos to Poland, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark and the Netherlands.

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The Tri-State (Texas-OklahomaKansas) Meeting of the Chisholm Trail 150th Anniversary met in downtown Fort Worth on Friday, February 19th to discuss coordinating events and activities that will showcase the Chisholm Trail, the communities, towns and states along the trail and of course, its 150th Anniversary (18672017). Economic development, Historic Commission, Chamber of Commerce, Chisholm Trail enthuisiasts from all three states and TLBAA’s Rick Fritsche attended this all day meeting. Strategies of what events and activities such as Longhorn trail drives, community fairs and parades and year long monthly awareness campaigns through schools and libraries were discussed. April 1 was chosen as the one day on which all states, communities and towns would coordinate their activities. Staff from the Fort Worth Herd and the Fort Worth Historical Commission were on hand and discussed planning activities in the stockyards that would highlight Fort Worth’s involvement with the iconic Longhorn trail and the Longhorn breed. TLBAA will publish dates and activities in the different towns and communities along the trail as they are received.

Longhorns Parade through Houston Submitted by Hope Thurmond The Texas Longhorn Cattle Drive led the way for the Western Heritage Parade for the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo on February 6, 2016 as one of the official events leading up to the start of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo (Feb.11-28, 2016). The San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. The “6000 volunteer’s make up the organization that emphasizes agriculture and education to develop the youth of Texas”. The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo has committed $160.1 million to education to education since inception. This amount represents scholarships, grants, endowments, auctions, programs, and show premiums paid to youth in the state of Texas. Voted 11-years in a row being the #1 Large Arena Rodeo in the country.

We drove a herd of 90 head of Texas Longhorns down Houston Street to the Alamo. Thurmond Longhorns from Adkins, TX had a herd which consisted of 62 head, including calves. We had 28 head from the Kimble Longhorns from Karnes City, TX and Russell Cross from Cross T Longhorns, Bandera TX brought his riding steers “Casino & Vegas” to round out the herd to show a variety of Texas Longhorns. The wranglers we use are either from working cattle ranches or experience ropers to help prevent any problems that might happen when you mix cattle with “city” people. We went down Houston Street from IH 35 to the Alamo. The parade was alittle over 1-mile long. There were approximated 80,000 people lining the street along the way.

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Affiliates send us your news! Let people know what’s going on in their area and encourage others to join in the fun.

MOUNTAINS & PLAINS TEXAS Longhorn Association Kenny Richardson President krichardson21@aol.com

It looks like Spring has made it to the Rocky Mountain Region, with green grass and colorful baby calves. We’ve had plenty of moisture this year so the pastures look good so far. We are planning a field day May 21st. It will be held at The Searle Ranch in Monument, CO. Also, later in the summer is the Colorado State Fair. It will be held in Pueblo, CO. The dates are September 4th and 5th. It’s two world qualifying events. Hope to see you there.

The NTLA’s 35th annual sale will be in Broken Bow, NE on Saturday April 16, 2016. The sale will be available online at www.CattleUsa.com. The sale catalog will be online at nebraskatla.com. You may contact Bonnie Damrow at brdamrow6@aol.com for a catalog to be mailed to you. Sale contactsRodger Damrow (402) 423-5441 or Delwin Smeal (402) 568-2353. President Our youth group is planning an annual seminar in May. It will be a halter Rodger Damrow 402-423-5441 breaking session and pizza party. Our World Qualifying Shows will be held the weekend of August 26. There will be 2 youth, 2 halter and 2 free division world qualifying shows again this year. The trophy steer show is always held on Saturday just before the draft horse show. The entry fees for all of these shows are very reasonable and the premiums are outstanding. Contacts: Rodger Damrow (402) 423-5441 or Delwin Smeal (402) 568-2353.


Cattle Baron Sale & Winchester Futurity was held the last weekend of February. Thank you to all of our sponsors, consignors, buyers, participants and volunteers. The students from the Longhorn Project at the Johnson Space Center even pitched in and helped us work the event. It takes a joint effort from every one and every one was appreciated. Thank you, again! Rick Friedrich The Spring Show will be May 6, 7 & 8 at Miracle Farms located near President rick@riverranchlonghorns Brenham, TX. This facility has an all weather arena. This will again be one of the qualifying shows for the World Show. We are proud to host one of the biggest & best Longhorn shows. Entry information can be found on our website at TLBGCA.com. W e will enjoy seeing everyone again. One of our goals is to get new folks involved in our breed. One way that we achieve this is by giving away show calves to young participants that make a one year commitment to show them. We will be accepting donation calves to give away via random drawing at this show. If you have a calf to donate, contact Stephen Head (headshorns@hotmail.com) for details. The TLBGCA gives out a handful of scholarships each year at school end. If you are or know a Longhorn family with students who are planning to attend college, please have them join us and apply for a scholarship. Last year we gave a $1,500 scholarship to every student that applied. That was the first year that we have accepted everyone that applied. But, you don’t have a chance if you don’t apply. Please check our website for the application and qualifications.

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We thank these folks for kindly droppin’ in at the TLBAA office.


1. Karen & Tim Carr Wichita Falls, TX


2. Debbie Witham Alvord, TX

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By Heather Smith Thomas

Preventing Scours in Baby Calves Diarrhea in calves is still the most common and costly diseasein young calves, and the leading cause of death in this age group. There are several things a stockman can do, however, to minimize the occurrence of scours in the herd. Dr. Marie Bulgin, a veterinarian recently retired from a dirty cow or sucks a dirty teat, the pathogens may get to the Caine Veterinary Teaching and Research Center the gut before the antibodies do. (University of Idaho), at Caldwell, Idaho, says that some “The bugs are there. The cows carry the bugs. The first scour problems are nutritionally induced. “The cow herd calf heifers are the worst carriers, with more bugs. They’ll may be nutritionally deficient before calving.” Pregnant have a higher percentage of pathogens than the whole cows, especially during the last couple of months before rest of the herd. Also their colostrum is not as good. And calving, need to have adequate protein and energy level they may be confused and slow to mother the calf; the calf in the feed. If the protein is deficient, there won’t be as may not be able to suckle as quickly”, she says. With all much colostrum when they get ready to calve. these factors, the first-calf heifers are often the ones that “The problem with many beef animals when they come need the most care and management. in from summer range in the fall (especially a dry fall) is “They are shedding enough bugs into the environment that they’re already deficient. Then if they go onto field to put other cows’ calves—the ones that would not aftermath, even alfalfa stubblefields, there is not enough normally get sick—more at risk. The ones whose calves protein or vitamin A unless there’s green regrowth in it. get sick spread bugs to the others.” She suggests calving The cows may not have lost any weight, but they don’t heifers last, if you have a clean place for them (even have enough protein in their diet to help the growing Continued on pg. 36 fetus or make a good immune response if you vaccinate the cow during that period. She doesn’t make good colostrum. People often don’t relate that problem with scours.” Some ranchers rely on pre-vaccination of the cows to help Research has shown that vitamin E is also prevent scours. This sometimes works and sometimes it doesn’t. important, and this vitamin is deficient in dry “Some vaccines are better than others, if the cows are able to respond feeds. Bulgin says research shows that cows to them,” says Bulgin. “The bacterial vaccines such as E. coli and the C given vitamin E 30 days before calving give and D toxoid (Clostridium perfringens) are probably two of the best, as birth to stronger calves. “The calves get up far as response goes, or for the rancher being able to feel comfortable that there will be a response. The viral vaccines, for rota and corona, sooner, and there’s also more antibodies in the are sometimes more iffy.” colostrum. Selenium is also important to the One of the problems with corona is that there are several different immune system. Selenium, copper and vitamin serotypes of corona virus. “We have a difficult time isolating or E are the important things as far as the immune growing the wild corona virus in the laboratory. But the vaccine virus system is concerned. If these micronutrients grows well in the laboratory medium. So right there, you know there’s are taken care if, it’s a big help to the calf,” she a difference. Even with the electro microscope, which scientists use says. to see the corona virus, they’ll report different-looking corona viruses. They call them corona-like. There is Regarding prevention of scours, also another one that the researchers Bulgin says shelter is very important, identified as a breda virus. It used to especially when calving in cold, windy be called a corona-like virus, but we weather. “It really makes a difference now know that breda is different than if calves can get out of the wind and corona. And chances are there are have a dry place to sleep. Women often others out there, too. So if the vaccine seem to understand this more than works for a rancher, maybe he has men. Even though the weather may something in his herd that is similar to the vaccine virus. If it doesn’t work, that have warmed up, if the only place a calf herd is probably affected by another has to sleep is in a puddle of snow-melt strain. Thus the corona virus vaccine may or may not work for any or an ice sheet, he can’t fight off scours if he’s specific herd, and you won’t know unless you try it,” says Bulgin. using all his energy in staying warm.” “You also have to keep in mind the fact that some years are much She says that the calf may pick up “scour worse for scours than others. The weather—amount and timing of bugs” the day he is born, maybe even before he rainfall or snow, the wind chill, how much mud or dry ground—can nurses, or before colostrum antibodies reach his affect whether or not calves will get sick. Sometimes people have a bad year, so they start vaccinating, and the next year is better—so they GI tract and are absorbed into his bloodstream. feel the vaccine worked. But the year may be different; it’s hard to Once he’s up and strong and has the antibodies really know if the vaccine was what made the difference or not,” she circulating, he will usually be ok, unless he says. didn’t suck soon enough because his mouth “Sometimes we feel we can manage cattle and prevent disease got cold—and you had to help him later. If he’s with a needle. But with scours we can’t prevent problems just by born in a puddle, or gets up and starts nuzzling vaccinating. Management is so much more important.”


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Joe C. Graddy

June 28, 1936 - March 1, 2016 Joe C. Graddy, a resident of Cottonwood, died Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at his residence. He was 79. Graveside services were held March 4, 2016 at Cottonwood City Cemetery with Reverends Stan Sullivan and John Smith officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Hospice, 104 Rockbridge Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Mr. Graddy was born June 28, 1936 in Headland, Alabama to the late William Haywood and Cynthia Campbell Graddy. He was a graduate of Headland High School and later joined the United States Army where he was stationed in Germany. Mr. Graddy was a business man who was involved in several ventures before he started raising cattle. His passion for Texas Longhorn cattle was evident in the many awards he won for cattle breeding.

He was also the Southeast Director of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association. Mr. Graddy is preceded in death by his parents, wife, Barbara Lewis Graddy and a brother, Billy Graddy. Survivors include his son, James Graddy; daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Bruce Wozow; grandson, Jacob Wozow; granddaughter and her husband, Cynthia and Andrew Anderson; great granddaughter, Tinlee Wozow; three sisters, Julia White, Nell Johnson, Elizabeth White and several nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank Mr. Graddy’s caregivers, Mrs. Lillian Deese, Joe and Katrina Mathews and Jodi Grayson. A special thank you to Covenant Hospice, Lynn, Cynthia, Dr. Nichols and Sarah. Sign the guest book at www.dothaneagle.com.

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though most people want to calve them first, to give them a longer time to rebreed after calving), or keeping them separate from the rest of the herd. “A calf that has a hard birth or a long birth is also more likely to get scours because he is more stressed. He doesn’t get up as fast and doesn’t nurse as quickly. If you put the cow or heifer into a chute to assist a calving problem, make sure you keep the chute area clean. A dirty chute is a good place to pick up bugs.” The cow may go down while you are pulling the calf, and get manure and contamination on her sides and udder from the last cow you assisted. Then when her calf nurses, he picks up pathogens from his dirty mother. Bulgin says E. coli scours usually hits a calf in the first three days of life. If you put a first calf heifer in a chute to help her calve, or keep her in a small lot or barn stall afterward to monitor or deal with a problem (such as the heifer slow to mother the calf, or the calf taking awhile to recover from a hard birth), her calf may start scouring—then the whole area is contaminated. It is very important to keep the chute area and stalls clean. “It’s also important to keep your tubing equipment clean—what you use to force-feed colostrum to a calf or to give fluid to a sick calf,” she

says. “Clean it between calves. I tell ranchers to buy a case of these; if one develops a hole or a break, you’ve always got a spare one. It’s also a good idea to throw away the old one you used last year; start clean the next calving season.” Salmonella and E. coli bacteria can live a long time in the environment, and may over-winter in a damp place, like a calving barn that didn’t get cleaned out. “If a barn is wet and cool, the bug may still be there. Sunshine helps, and cleaning out manure. We like to see people have enough room for the herd, so they have a place to calve where the cows haven’t spent the fall and winter. That area is where your carriers are, and that’s where the contamination will be, after fall grazing or winter feeding. If you can move to a clean field just before calving starts, or just move the cows that are close to calving, then the calves won’t pick up the bugs when born; they won’t be so exposed,” explains Bulgin. If you can get the new pairs out of the calving area, then if a calf does come down with a corona virus, for instance, he won’t contaminate the calving grounds. “A sick calf excretes a thousand times more bugs than a carrier cow does. One calf can do the same amount of contamination that the whole cow herd puts out. So get

the older calves out of there. It’s easy to move them when they are new, even if you have to put the day-old calf in the back of a pickup and have mama follow to the next field. If you move calves out as they are born, you can keep the calving area clean. Anything you can do to keep calving grounds clean is very helpful.” A carrier cow will give the bug to her calf. “That’s going to happen regardless of what you do. You can’t do much about that, but if you can, get her and the calf out of there, so they don’t contaminate the calving area. Then when he comes down with scours he is contaminating an area where the other calves are older and stronger, and better able to handle it.”


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Trippin’ D Longhorns Heidi & Keith Duzan

How/Why did you get started raising Texas Longhorns? My husband and I got our start from Ken and Jessica Morris of Khaos Cattle Company, where we bought our first two calves. We were hooked! We have been very blessed to meet and purchase from some of the finest folks in the industry. What are a few highlights of your program? Some highlights have been watching our pregnant cows days on end waiting for them to calve and just when you think it’s time...it is always another week or two away! I have spent countless nights and days on calf watch and it is one of the most magical experiences of my life! Every cow is different and it’s almost like a grab bag, we never know what we’re going to get when we dropped our first calves this Spring . Watching the calves grow and change colors is amazing, watching their horns grow is very frustrating, it takes time and patience. We have fallen in love with our herd. What are your program goals for the future? We call ourselves Trippin’ D Longhorns because we are kinda tripping and stumbling through this adventure that is our program. We have studied and researched, but nothing beats good ole fashioned boots-on-theground experience. We are breeding for the total package. We decided from day one we were going to produce quality not quantity. We like a small herd so we can put hands on them every day and each one gets the attention they deserve. They are not just cows, they are family. We currently are breeding black into our herd and we are striving to produce black and brindle heifers. We will be starting our A.I. program next year God willing!

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By Randy Witte

Texas Longhorns Shine at the National Western Stock Show The Texas Longhorn show at Denver’s 110th National Western Stock Show isn’t the biggest of the livestock events—there were 62 entries in the January show--but the Texas Longhorn has become ever more associated with the show. For the tenth straight year, a herd of Longhorns led the popular stock show parade from Denver’s Union Station up through the financial district and past the historic Brown Palace Hotel. An estimated 40,000 spectators lined the parade route. The same cattle also “dined” with the city’s elite businessmen and women at a stock show luncheon, and were central to a Wild West Show held the following week during the stock show’s 16-day run. The star performer in these Longhorn activities is an eightyear-old steer named Shoot Em Up (Winchester x Lady Zhivago), and he’s owned by Stan Searle and Gary Lake, partners in Searle Ranch of Monument and Ellicott, Colorado. Stan and Gary are responsible for all the extracurricular Longhorn engagements at the stock show. But perhaps the most important thing Shoot Em Up did for the stock show occurred last fall when he appeared in numerous television commercials that urged Denver voters to pass a bond issue to secure funding for an expansion of the show grounds. For the commercial, the steer was renamed Larimer (after a historic downtown street ). Larimer appeared with various public officials who urged voters to pass the bond issue while touting the stock show’s importance to the city. The issue passed, thus insuring the National Western’s future. Shoot Em Up, who was trained and is handled by Gary Lake, even appeared at a black-tie dinner on the third floor of Denver’s plush Hiatt Regency Hotel. Shoot Em Up also made his appearance at the National Western Texas Longhorn Show. He made up to the crowd while Gary Lake and Marlene Reynolds, of Yoder, Colo., sang the National Anthem at the show’s opening. Oh, yeah, Shoot Em Up was named Champion Non-Haltered Steer at the end of the show, which was held in the

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historic stockyards January 22-23. The show is jointly produced by regional affiliates Mountains and Plains Texas Longhorn Association and Mountain States Texas Longhorn Association, and the competition is able to award show points for one or both national associations—the Texas Longhorn Breeder’s Association of America and the International Texas Longhorn Association. This year’s show was judged by Mike Tomey of Bedford, Indiana. Mike and his wife, Jamie, drove to Colorado the week before and toured the Colorado Rockies, including a drive up 14,115foot Pikes Peak, just west of Colorado Springs. Mike and Jamie have raised Longhorns since 1992, been active in various Longhorn organizations, and recently purchased a new bull— Win Win—from Darol Dickinson of Barnesville, Ohio. The show opened with a youth halter division that, as usual, was heartily supported by two Nebraska families, the Anders of Crawford, and the Damrows of Roca. Junior Champion Female and overall Reserve Champion Female went to DV Peaches, born 3/14/15 (John Henry St x DV Butter Toffee) , owned by Del Vic Farms and shown by Rope Anders. Saltillo Cowgal Up 44, born 3/16/14 (Saltillo Roundup 7 x Saltillo Cowgal IV 031), entered by Bonnie and Rodger Damrow and shown by Dylaney Rose Georges was judged Senior Champion Female. The Anders family took Grand and Reserve in the bull division, respectively, with Anders Rodeo Titan, born 3/25/15 (Jet Master Black Anders x Horseshoes Legend Gal), shown by Ty Anders, and Anders Cowboy Spice, born 2/16/15 (Cowboy Cassanova x James Anders), shown by Dalli Anders. Showmanship competition saw Logan Georges and Cash Anders compete in the Pee Wee division, while Ella Wieczorek, age 9, Ty Anders, 7, and Dylaney Rose Georges, 7, took first through third respectively, in the junior division. Dalli Anders and Amelia Stephensen, both 11, were first and second in the intermediate, and Rope Anders, 13, won the senior division. In the open haltered show, Anders

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Seven-year-old Ty Anders of Crawford, Neb., proudly posed with his Grand Champion Bull in the youth division-Anders Rodeo Titan.

Haley Anders showed Pecos Winds to win Champion Senior Haltered Bull.

Jeff Miller and Carol Erickson of Wellington, Colo., posed with their Grand Champion Haltered Female, SB Carasene.

Kenny Richardson and his daughter, Jennifer Richardson Fanning, of Greeley and Fort Collins, Colo., with FCL Kerosene, who was judged Grand Champion Haltered Mature Female.

Rodeo Titan and Anders Cowboy Spice were again champion and reserve in the junior bull division. The senior division was won by Pecos Winds, also owned by the Anders family, while

Anders Whirlwind took reserve. Pecos Winds was declared Grand Champion Haltered Bull while Anders Rodeo Titan took reserve. Champion Haltered Junior Heifer went to SB Carasene, born 2/12/15 (Zigfield x SB Caraway), owned by Jeff Miller and Carol Erickson of Wellington, Colorado. Anders Maple Dust was reserve. Champion Haltered Senior Heifer was won by Saltillo Super Sheri 30, born 3/14/13 (Super Fast x Saltillo Clarissa 705), owned by Bonnie and Rodger Damrow. Reserve went to Geez Louise, born 3/14/13 (Gee Whiz x Rangers Gun), owned by Kenny and Karen Richardson of Greeley, Colorado. SB Carasene was named Grand Champion Haltered Heifer, and Saltillo Super Sheri 30 won reserve. KCL Kerosene, born 5/1/09 (Sailor-23 X PV O Suzie Q), owned by the Richardsons, was judged Grand Champion Haltered Mature Cow, and the Damrows’ Saltillo Cowgal IV 031 won reserve. The Non-Haltered Show was held the following day. Champion Non-Haltered Junior Heifer was won by Hotsie Totsie 115, born 3/7/15 (Bar H Jake x Mile High Lady), owned by Randy and Marsha Witte of Peyton, Colorado. Floozy Flossie, born 4/6/15 (Gee Whiz x Sweet Nothing 676), also owned by Wittes, took reserve. Champion Senior Heifer was won by Windy Point Santuzza, born 5/19/14 (Drag Iron x Windy Point Samoa), owned by Ron and Lana Pearson of Fowler, Colorado. Windy Point Penelope, born 2/28/14 (Drag Iron x Windy Point Pocahonas Charismatic), also owned by Pearsons, won reserve. Judge Tomey went back to the Junior champ and named Hotsie Totsie 115 Grand Champion NonHaltered Heifer. Windy Point Santuzza was reserve. Grand Champion Non-Haltered Mature Cow was won by Ilmatar, born 3/9/08 (Grass Roots Big Super x Brandywine Graves), owned by John and Darlene Nelson of Wellington, Colorado. The Nelsons also took reserve with their Fancy Shootin’, born 6/20/10 (Winchester x FL There-It-Is). Champion Non-Haltered Bull was Respected Patriot, born 3/12/15 (Patriot Games x Jake’s Sweet Hussy), owned by Wittes. Tip Top, born 2/20/15 (Top Caliber x TCR Daydreamer), owned by Stan Searle and Gary Lake, was reserve. As mentioned before, Shoot Em Up was named Champion Non-Haltered Steer, and SB Pendleton, born 2/2/11 (SB Bonfire x SB Cherry Bud), owned by Miller and Erickson, won reserve.

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SHOW RESULTS SAN ANTONIO STOCK SHOW & RODEO February 11, 2016 FREE FEMALE DIVISION CLASS 2: 1. J R WILD LADY 7 OF 9, Jonell Westerberg & Norman (Roger) Ridgway, ROCKSPRINGS, TX CLASS 3: 1. LP SARAH, John R. Randolph, SMITHVILLE, TX 2. G&L PAINTED BEAUTY, ACR Longhorns, RED OAK, TX CLASS 4: 1. BRR STARRY NIGHT, John Marshall, LLANO, TX 2. SLAMMIN' NINA, John R. Randolph, SMITHVILLE, TX CLASS 5: 1. CANDY KETTLE, John R. Randolph, SMITHVILLE, TX 2. JTW OH DIANNAH 22, J.T. Wehring, HOUSTON, TX Free Female Junior Champion: CANDY KETTLE, John R. Randolph, SMITHVILLE, TX Free Female Junior Champion Reserve: JTW OH DIANNAH 22, J.T. Wehring, HOUSTON, TX CLASS 8: 1. SWEET PEA'S SHADOW, John R. Randolph, SMITHVILLE, TX CLASS 9: 1. KETTLE LILLY, John R. Randolph, SMITHVILLE, TX CLASS 10: 1. KETTLE BELLE, John R. Randolph, SMITHVILLE, TX 2. BATMAN'S JEANIE, Thurmond Longhorns, ADKINS, TX CLASS 11: 1. ROSE PEDELS, John Marshall, LLANO, TX Free Female Senior Champion: ROSE PEDELS, John Marshall, LLANO, TX Free Female Senior Champion Reserve: KETTLE BELLE, John R. Randolph, SMITHVILLE, TX Free Female Grand Champion: ROSE PEDELS, John Marshall, LLANO, TX Free Female Grand Champion Reserve: KETTLE BELLE, John R. Randolph, SMITHVILLE, TX CLASS 16: 1. 7 BAR BRANDYS HEAVEN, John Marshall, LLANO, TX 2. LAZYJ'S JUNIPER, Jonell Westerberg & Norman (Roger) Ridgway, ROCKSPRINGS, TX CLASS 17: 1. J R CRIMSON RED GIRL, Jonell Westerberg & Norman (Roger) Ridgway, ROCKSPRINGS, TX 2. BH MAGADOON, Thurmond Longhorns, ADKINS, TX CLASS 18: 1. HC MISS DAKOTA, Jonell Westerberg & Norman (Roger) Ridgway, ROCKSPRINGS, TX CLASS 19: 1. ALL OF RED, John Marshall, LLANO, TX 2. WHELMING SUPER STAR, Jonell Westerberg & Norman (Roger) Ridgway, ROCKSPRINGS, TX Free Mature Female Champion: HC MISS DAKOTA, Jonell Westerberg & Norman (Roger) Ridgway, ROCKSPRINGS, TX Free Mature Female Champion Reserve: 7 BAR BRANDYS HEAVEN, John Marshall, LLANO, TX


Youth Female Junior Champion Reserve: BZB MISS AVILA, JONATHAN A OLIVARES, SAN ANTONIO, TX CLASS 8: 1. BZB STOMPIN' HONEY, Marisa Garcia, SAN ANTONIO, TX 2. TJ BONANNY, Kelli Jones, HOUSTON, TX CLASS 9: 1. FC SPLASH OF CINNAMON, Cody Garcia, HICO, TX CLASS 10: 1. DG FLASH OF PEARLS, Julia Tomkies, LEAGUE CITY, TX 2. TTT MEMPHIS BELL, Cody Garcia, HICO, TX CLASS 11: 1. GL RISING STAR, Hailey Neal, BRYSON, TX 2. CHARIS IRON BUTTERFLY, Savannah Anderson, MANSFIELD, TX Youth Female Senior Champion: BZB STOMPIN' HONEY, Marisa Garcia, SAN ANTONIO, TX Youth Female Senior Champion Reserve: GL RISING STAR, Hailey Neal, BRYSON, TX Youth Female Grand Champion: C2R IRON JUBILEE, ALYSSA OLIVAREZ, AUSTIN, TX Youth Female Grand Champion Reserve: BZB STOMPIN' HONEY, Marisa Garcia, SAN ANTONIO, TX

YOUTH BULL DIVISION CLASS 17: 1. OLD NO.7, Savannah Anderson, MANSFIELD, TX CLASS 18: 1. JR JUNIPER WILD CEDARBOY, Leandro Gonzales, ROCKSPRINGS, TX CLASS 19: 1. ACR SLIM SHADY 2, Savannah Anderson, MANSFIELD, TX 2. JTW JAY R 2, Cody Garcia, HICO, TX CLASS 20: 1. RANGER GLW, Hailey Neal, BRYSON, TX 2. GREAT DIVIDE, Evan Perkins, HOUSTON, TX CLASS 21: 1. BZB YING YANG, Marisa Garcia, SAN ANTONIO, TX 2. SKH US GOLD STANDARD, Christian Macedo-Nieto, HOUSTON, TX Youth Bull Grand Champion: BZB YING YANG, Marisa Garcia, SAN ANTONIO, TX Youth Bull Grand Champion Reserve: SKH US GOLD STANDARD, Christian Macedo-Nieto, HOUSTON, TX

YOUTH STEER DIVISION CLASS 26: 1. BZB WHO, Jacob Sylvie, Austin, TX 2. PK'S ROUGH RYDER, Cooper D. Taylor, THORNDALE, TX CLASS 27: 1. BONANZA ECR, Harrison Kimble, KINGSBURY, TX 2. SSS GRACE'S THOR, Evan Perkins, HOUSTON, TX CLASS 30: 1. SKH SPOTS OF GOLD, Daniella Romero, HOUSTON, TX CLASS 31: 1. BZB VAMANOS, Marisa Garcia, SAN ANTONIO, TX 2. ROCKIN 4 CLASSIE JACKSON, Jonathan Trey Sutton, KEMAH, TX CLASS 32: 1. TTT REAL MCCOY, Cody Garcia, HICO, TX 2. BOWIE GL, Hailey Neal, BRYSON, TX CLASS 33: 1. BROKEN W BLASTER, Savannah Anderson, MANSFIELD, TX 2. BUCKLEHEAD BCB, Leandro Gonzales, ROCKSPRINGS, TX Youth Steer Grand Champion: BROKEN W BLASTER, Savannah Anderson, MANSFIELD, TX Youth Steer Grand Champion Reserve: BUCKLEHEAD BCB, Leandro Gonzales, ROCKSPRINGS, TX


Steer Junior Champion: MARSHAL DILLON ECR, El Coyote Ranch, KINGSVILLE, TX Steer Junior Champion Reserve: SS KAWLIGA, Alexzandria Rivera, RED OAK, TX CLASS 5: 1. EL ROSILLO ECR, El Coyote Ranch, KINGSVILLE, TX CLASS 6: 1. DIABLO ECR, El Coyote Ranch, KINGSVILLE, TX 2. DON PEDRITO ECR, El Coyote Ranch, KINGSVILLE, TX Steer Senior Champion: DIABLO ECR, El Coyote Ranch, KINGSVILLE, TX Steer Senior Champion Reserve: EL ROSILLO ECR, El Coyote Ranch, KINGSVILLE, TX Steer Grand Champion: DIABLO ECR, El Coyote Ranch, KINGSVILLE, TX Steer Grand Champion Reserve: MARSHAL DILLON ECR, El Coyote Ranch, KINGSVILLE, TX

SAN ANGELO February 20, 2016 OPEN HALTERED FEMALE DIVISION CLASS 2: 1. TH MISS NUTMEG, Dennis and Judy Urbantke, SAN ANGELO, TX CLASS 3: 1. DIAMOND Q LILA, Steve, Bodie & Chad Quary, PRAGUE, OK 2. MS DRAGONFLY SH, Chris D. & Brandi Lindsey, LAUREL, MS CLASS 4: 1. PLR BLAZING GLORY, Allen & Suzanne Perry, EVANT, TX 2. PLR TEXAS DENALI, Allen & Suzanne Perry, EVANT, TX CLASS 5: 1. DIAMOND Q ZOEY, Steve, Bodie & Chad Quary, PRAGUE, OK 2. STEEL LACE SH, Chris D. & Brandi Lindsey, LAUREL, MS Haltered Female Junior Champion: DIAMOND Q LILA, Steve, Bodie & Chad Quary, PRAGUE, OK Haltered Female Junior Champion Reserve: STEEL LACE SH, Chris D. & Brandi Lindsey, LAUREL, MS CLASS 8: 1. BZB STOMPIN' HONEY, Brown's Longhorns, SAN ANTONIO, TX 2. R4 CLEARLY LUNA, Chris D. & Brandi Lindsey, LAUREL, MS CLASS 10: 1. GYPSY MERLOT, John & Judy Moore, TUSCOLA, TX 2. DIAMOND Q SANDIANN, Steve, Bodie & Chad Quary, PRAGUE, OK CLASS 11: 1. PLR TEXAS EUREKA, Randy & Catherine Morris, TUSCOLA, TX 2. J R BLUEBONNET BRAYLINN, Jonell Westerberg & Norman (Roger) Ridgway, ROCKSPRINGS, TX Haltered Female Senior Champion: BZB STOMPIN' HONEY, Brown's Longhorns, SAN ANTONIO, TX Haltered Female Senior Champion Reserve: GYPSY MERLOT, John & Judy Moore, TUSCOLA, TX Haltered Female Grand Champion: DIAMOND Q ZOEY, Steve, Bodie & Chad Quary, PRAGUE, OK Haltered Female Grand Champion Reserve: BZB STOMPIN' HONEY, Brown's Longhorns, SAN ANTONIO, TX CLASS 16: 1. TH WINTER MIRCLE, James Todd Sanford, SAN ANGELO, TX 2. PLR PEARL'S PARADISE, Randy & Catherine Morris, TUSCOLA, TX Haltered Mature Female Champion: TH WINTER MIRCLE, James Todd Sanford, SAN ANGELO, TX Haltered Mature Female Champion Reserve: PLR PEARL'S PARADISE, Randy & Catherine Morris, TUSCOLA, TX

OPEN HALTERED BULL DIVISION CLASS 22: 1. G&L JOHNNY RINGO, Hightower/ Wilkins Partnership, VAN, TX 2. HI 5'S WHISKEY, Cody M. Himmelreich, DAYTON, TX CLASS 23: 1. DIAMOND Q TAGGART, Steve, Bodie & Chad Quary, PRAGUE, OK 2. COWBOY SEMPER FI, JP Ranch, BEN WHEELER, TX CLASS 24: 1. HI 5'S MOONSHINE, Chris D. & Brandi Lindsey, LAUREL, MS 2. TH PREACHER MAN, Dennis and Judy Urbantke, SAN ANGELO, TX Haltered Bull Junior Champion: HI 5'S MOONSHINE, Chris D. & Brandi Lindsey, LAUREL, MS Haltered Bull Junior Champion Reserve: DIAMOND Q TAGGART, Steve, Bodie & Chad Quary, PRAGUE, OK Haltered Bull Grand Champion: HI 5'S MOONSHINE, Chris D. & Brandi Lindsey, LAUREL, MS

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Haltered Bull Grand Champion Reserve: DIAMOND Q TAGGART, Steve, Bodie & Chad Quary, PRAGUE, OK CLASS 27: 1. BZB YING YANG, Brown's Longhorns, SAN ANTONIO, TX CLASS 29: 1. BLITZEN EXPRESS, Dennis and Judy Urbantke, SAN ANGELO, TX 2. J R WILD SOLTICE BOY, Jonell Westerberg & Norman (Roger) Ridgway, ROCKSPRINGS, TX Haltered Bull Senior Champion: BZB YING YANG, Brown's Longhorns, SAN ANTONIO, TX Haltered Bull Senior Champion Reserve: BLITZEN EXPRESS, Dennis and Judy Urbantke, SAN ANGELO, TX PRODUCE OF DAM: CLASS 34: 1. PLR CHIZELED GOLD, Allen & Suzanne Perry, EVANT, TX 2. HC MISS DAKOTA, Jonell Westerberg & Norman (Roger) Ridgway, ROCKSPRINGS, TX GET OF SIRE: CLASS 35: 1. J R WILDFLOWER STEPHEN, Jonell Westerberg & Norman (Roger) Ridgway, ROCKSPRINGS, TX 2. CC BLUE WARRIOR, Allen & Suzanne Perry, EVANT, TX

FREE FEMALE DIVISION CLASS 2: 1. J R WILD LADY 7 OF 9, Jonell Westerberg & Norman (Roger) Ridgway, ROCKSPRINGS, TX CLASS 4: 1. KETTLE'S OH HALE YEAH, Chris D. & Brandi Lindsey, LAUREL, MS 2. J R DAKOTA'S WILD DOTTIE, Jonell Westerberg & Norman (Roger) Ridgway, ROCKSPRINGS, TX CLASS 5: 1. RAFTER J2 TANQUE RITA, Sylvia Johnson, ANTHONY, TX 2. RAFTER J2 TEXAS TORNEDO, Sylvia Johnson, ANTHONY, TX Free Female Junior Champion: RAFTER J2 TANQUE RITA, Sylvia Johnson, ANTHONY, TX Free Female Junior Champion Reserve: KETTLE'S OH HALE YEAH, Chris D. & Brandi Lindsey, LAUREL, MS CLASS 8: 1. TH CINNAMON TWIST, Dennis and Judy Urbantke, SAN ANGELO, TX 2. ANTIQUE BETTY STARS, Don & Lynn Butler, GRANBURY, TX CLASS 9: 1. J R CALLIE'S PRETTY LADY, Jonell Westerberg & Norman (Roger) Ridgway, ROCKSPRINGS, TX 2. TH MORNING STAR, Dennis and Judy Urbantke, SAN ANGELO, TX CLASS 10: 1. DUCEY DO, Bruce and Connie Ollive, BIG SANDY, TX 2. RSRR BESSIE LULA, Steven & Ruby Retzloff, SAN ANGELO, TX CLASS 11: 1. J R KOOLAID LOVE CARISSA, Jonell Westerberg & Norman (Roger) Ridgway, ROCKSPRINGS, TX Free Female Senior Champion: DUCEY DO, Bruce and Connie Ollive, BIG SANDY, TX Free Female Senior Champion Reserve: TH CINNAMON TWIST, Dennis and Judy Urbantke, SAN ANGELO, TX Free Female Grand Champion: DUCEY DO, Bruce and Connie Ollive, BIG SANDY, TX Free Female Grand Champion Reserve: RAFTER J2 TANQUE RITA, Sylvia Johnson, ANTHONY, TX CLASS 16: 1. ANTIQUE IVORY STARS, Don & Lynn Butler, GRANBURY, TX 2. LAZYJ'S JUNIPER, Jonell Westerberg & Norman (Roger) Ridgway, ROCKSPRINGS, TX CLASS 17: 1. HO HAY YOU REINDEER, Dennis and Judy Urbantke, SAN ANGELO, TX 2. TH ZIPPY DO DA, Steven & Ruby Retzloff, SAN ANGELO, TX CLASS 18: 1. HC MISS DAKOTA, Jonell Westerberg & Norman (Roger) Ridgway, ROCKSPRINGS, TX 2. TH AWESOME'S FIRST LADY, Steven & Ruby Retzloff, SAN ANGELO, TX CLASS 19: 1. TH CHARDONNAY, Dennis and Judy Urbantke, SAN ANGELO, TX 2. WHELMING SUPER STAR, Jonell Westerberg & Norman (Roger) Ridgway, ROCKSPRINGS, TX Free Mature Female Champion: HO HAY YOU REINDEER, Dennis and Judy Urbantke, SAN ANGELO, TX Free Mature Female Champion Reserve: HC MISS DAKOTA, Jonell Westerberg & Norman (Roger) Ridgway, ROCKSPRINGS, TX


Joseph Wyatt Russell, HICO, TX 2. SPIT FIRE GAL, John Morgan Russell, HICO, TX CLASS 5: 1. DIAMOND Q ZOEY, Kalli Winters, PARADISE, TX 2. STEEL LACE SH, Tyler Lindsey, LAUREL, MS Youth Female Junior Champion: DIAMOND Q ZOEY, Kalli Winters, PARADISE, TX Youth Female Junior Champion Reserve: TTT GUCCI, Tarah Moore, HICO, TX CLASS 8: 1. R4 CLEARLY LUNA, Tyler Lindsey, LAUREL, MS 2. BZB STOMPIN' HONEY, Alyssa Olivarez, HELOTES, CLASS 9: 1. DIAMOND Q CONTESSA, Kalli Winters, PARADISE, TX 2. TH MORNING STAR, Cole Sharp, SAN ANGELO, TX CLASS 10: 1. DIAMOND Q SANDIANN, Kalli Winters, PARADISE, TX 2. TTT RHINESTONE, Tarah Moore, HICO, TX CLASS 11: 1. GL RISING STAR, Hailey Neal, BRYSON, TX 2. J R BLUEBONNET BRAYLINN, Leandro Gonzales, ROCKSPRINGS, TX Youth Female Senior Champion: DIAMOND Q SANDIANN, Kalli Winters, PARADISE, TX Youth Female Senior Champion Reserve: TTT RHINESTONE, Tarah Moore, HICO, TX Youth Female Grand Champion: DIAMOND Q SANDIANN, Kalli Winters, PARADISE, TX Youth Female Grand Champion Reserve: DIAMOND Q ZOEY, Kalli Winters, PARADISE, TX

YOUTH BULL DIVISION CLASS 17: 1. CACTUS JACK 5, Cole Sharp, SAN ANGELO, TX CLASS 18: 1. G&L JOHNNY RINGO, Haley Calhoun, ATHENS, TX 2. SARCEE RHINESTONE COWBOY, Jax Kenney, CANYON, TX CLASS 19: 1. DIAMOND Q TAGGART, Kalli Winters, PARADISE, TX 2. RS PAYASO DE RODEO, Jax Kenney, CANYON, TX CLASS 20: 1. DIAMOND Q LATIGO, Tarah Moore, HICO, TX 2. HI 5'S MOONSHINE, Tyler Lindsey, LAUREL, MS CLASS 21: 1. BZB YING YANG, Marisa Garcia, SAN ANTONIO, TX Youth Bull Grand Champion: BZB YING YANG, Marisa Garcia, SAN ANTONIO, TX Youth Bull Grand Champion Reserve: DIAMOND Q LATIGO, Tarah Moore, HICO, TX

YOUTH STEER DIVISION CLASS 26: 1. PK'S ROUGH RYDER, Cody Garcia, HICO, TX 2. BZB WHO, Jonathan Olivarez, HELOTES, TX CLASS 27: 1. TTT WISE GUY, Tarah Moore, HICO, TX 2. HI 5'S DIPSTICK, Tyler Lindsey, LAUREL, MS CLASS 31: 1. BZB VAMANOS, Marisa Garcia, SAN ANTONIO, TX 2. PISTOL AT HEART, Hailey Neal, BRYSON, TX CLASS 32: 1. TTT GOOD GRAVY, Tarah Moore, HICO, TX 2. BOWIE GL, Hailey Neal, BRYSON, TX CLASS 33: 1. DIAMOND Q ZEUS, Kalli Winters, PARADISE, TX 2. TTT GEE WHIZ, Tarah Moore, HICO, TX Youth Steer Grand Champion: DIAMOND Q ZEUS, Kalli Winters, PARADISE, TX Youth Steer Grand Champion Reserve: TTT WISE GUY, Tarah Moore, HICO, TX

TROPHY STEER DIVISION CLASS 1: 1. DIAMOND Q ZEUS, Kalli Winters, PARADISE, TX 2. BZB VAMANOS, Brown's Longhorns, SAN ANTONIO, TX CLASS 2: 1. TH COYOTE RED, Dennis and Judy Urbantke, SAN ANGELO, TX 2. TH BRUSH ON THE CONCHO, James Todd Sanford, SAN ANGELO, TX Steer Junior Champion: DIAMOND Q ZEUS, Kalli Winters, PARADISE, TX Steer Junior Champion Reserve: TH COYOTE RED, Dennis and Judy Urbantke, SAN ANGELO, TX Steer Grand Champion: DIAMOND Q ZEUS, Kalli Winters, PARADISE, TX Steer Grand Champion Reserve: TH COYOTE RED, Dennis and Judy Urbantke, SAN ANGELO, TX

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Herd Management Guide

SPRING Calving:

3. After calving and before breeding, vaccinate cows for leptospirosis. Check with your veterinarian 1. Weigh your yearling heifers and make necessary concerning vaccination for vibrosis and anaplasmosis. culling decisions prior to the start of the breeding sea 4. If not done previously, semen evaluate bulls. son. Make sure that all replacement heifers are weighA standard breeding soundness exam should be coning at least 65 percent of their ducted on all bulls prior to the mature weight prior to breeding start of the breeding season. and are exhibiting estrus activ 5. Complete sire seity on a regular basis. The post lection and order any semen partum interval (interval from needed for artificial inseminacalving to first observed estrus) tion. Plan ahead to have suffifor first–calf heifers is typically cient breeding bulls to service 20­–30 days longer than mature all females. Mature bulls in sincows. Therefore, begin breeding gle sire pastures should be able replacement heifers 20–30 days to service 30–50 females in a before the rest of the cow herd to 60–90 day breeding season. allow sufficient time after calvYoung yearling bulls can be exing for the heifers to resume escellent breeders, but reduce the trus activity and join the rest of number of females per bull to the cow herd during the breed15–25 head and limit the breeding season. ing season to 60 days. Special attention to maintaining good 2. Continue supplemennutritional condition of the tal feeding as previously recomyoung bulls is needed. Yearmended. During the first 3–4 ling bulls should only run with months of lactation, nutrient reother yearling bulls in multisire quirements increase substantialpastures. Older bulls will tend ly. Warm season pasture grasses are dormant until mid–April Photo courtesy of Suzanne Perry to establish a social dominance over young bulls, creating poand provide most of the energy tential problems. needs, but limited protein, phosphorus and Vitamin A. Sufficient nutrients must be supplied to the lactating 6. Check spraying equipment, dust bags, etc., females in the form of protein and/or energy suppleand purchase needed chemicals for external parasite ments as well as mineral and vitamin mixes to meet control. their nutrient requirements. Feeding 3–4 pounds of a 40 percent CP supplement, 4–6 pounds of a 30 percent CP supplement or 6–8 pounds of a 20 percent 1. Continue a supplemental feeding program until CP supplement per head per day, should be adequate good spring grass is available and calves are weaned. to meet most protein and energy needs. Choice of Lactating cows grazing dormant range grass require appropriate supplement (20 percent CP, 30 percent approximately 3-4 pounds of a 40 percent range cube CP or 40 percent CP) should be based upon cheapest or 6-8 pounds of a 20 percent range cube daily to meet source of protein. Price per pound of protein may be their protein requirement. If winter pasture is available, determined by dividing the cost per pound of protein forage intake should be sufficient to meet nutrient resupplement by the percentage of crude protein in the quirements of lactating females. supplement. A source of salt, as well as a good com 2. Vaccinate all heifer calves between four and mercial calcium:phosphorus mineral mix with added 10 months of age for brucellosis. Vitamin A, should be available on a free choice basis. If 3. As weaning is approaching, consider rouyour cows are thin in body condition or pasture grass tine calf management while the calves are still on their is limited due to overgrazing, then feeding a medium dams to reduce stress often associated with weaning. (8–10 percent crude protein) hay free choice plus 2–3 Calves should be vaccinated with a 7-way Clostridial pounds of a 20 percent CP supplement daily or approxbacterin, vaccinated for IBR-P13-BVD and de-wormed. imately 15–20 pounds of a high quality (15–17 percent Cull bull calves should be castrated prior to weaning. crude protein) hay per head per day will provide an ex 4. Consider limited creep feeding (16 percent cellent source of energy and protein for the females. If crude protein) for calves, nursing older cows, first-calf winter pasture is available, then the females should not heifers, or any calves needing additional nutrition. need additional energy or protein supplementation.

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Great genetics. I enjoy meeting and working with new breeders. Also have a large STRAIGHT BUTLER herd.

Need help finding a home for that special Longhorn? Give the classifieds a try. It’s a very economical way to reach fellow Longhorn lovers.

TRADE & BARTER TRADE YOUR LONGHORNS – We’ll take your bulls and steers in trade for cows, heifers, pairs, herd sires or semen from breeds’ top quality bulls. Stonewall Valley Ranch, Fredericksburg, TX. Days (512) 454-0476 / Weekends (830) 644-2380.


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ADVERTISING INDEX —A— Adkins, Aaron & Clay..................................35 Almendra Longhorns..................................43 Anderson, Frank Jr. and III....................... 8,9 Arch Acres.....................................................43 Astera Meadows..........................................45 —B— Bar H Ranch..................................................43 Beadle Land & Cattle............................. 8, 43 Big Valley Longhorns..................................43 Billingsley Longhorns................................ 44 Blue Ridge Ranch........................................33 Breeders Guide ....................................43-45 Bry Longhorn Chute...................................39 BT Farms...................................................... 44 Buckhorn Cattle Co................................... 44 Bull Creek Longhorns............................ 5, 44 Butler Spread............................................. 8, 9 —C— Caballo Bravo Longhorns..........................43 Callicrate Banders.......................................39 Cedarview Ranch........................................43 Champion Genetics....................................37 Christa Cattle Co...........................................8 Circle Double C Ranch............................. 44 Cowboy Catchit Chex................................35 —D— Dalgood Longhorns......................................8 Diamond Q Longhorns............................. 44 Diann Chase LH Scholarship Expo..........25 DK Longhorn Ranch...................................43 Double A Longhorns................................. 44 Dubose Bar D Ranch....................................8 —E— El Coyote Ranch............................................ 1 Elah Valley Longhorns................................43 End of Trail Ranch...........................11, 37, 43 —F— Flying Diamond Ranch...............................43 —H— Haltom Hollar Ranch..................................43 Helm Cattle Co..................................... 31, 44 Hickman Longhorns.................................. 44 Hill Country Heritage Sale....................... IFC Horseshoe J Longhorns............................35 Hubbell Longhorns.............................. 31, 35 Husky Branding Irons.................................36 —I— ITTLA.............................................................. 15 —J— J.T. Wehring Family Ranch....................... 44 Jack Mountain Ranch............................ 8, 45 Jane’s Land & Cattle Co..............................8 Johnston Longhorns................................. 44 Jordan Insurance Group............................39

—K— Khaos Cattle Company..............................35 King, Terry & Tammy............................35, 43 Kittler Land & Cattle....................................43 —L— Lazy A Ranch............................................... 44 Lightning Longhorns................................. 44 —L— Little Ace Cattle Co.......................................9 LL Longhorns.................................................9 Lodge Creek Longhorns............................59 Lone Wolf Ranch........................................ 44 Longhorn Sale Pen......................................37 Loomis Longhorns......................................35 — M— Mast, Andy.................................................... 31 McLeod Ranch...............................................9 Midwest Sale................................................ 11 Millenium Futurity....................................... 21 Moriah Farms.............................................. 44 —N — Northbrook Cattle Company................... 44 —P — P&C Cattle Pens..........................................33 —R— R&R Ranch................................................... 44 Rancho Dos Ninos......................................45 Red McCombs Ranches...........................BC Red River Longhorn Sale........................... 15 Rio Vista Ranch..............................................8 River Ranch.............................................IFC, 3 Rockin I Longhorns.................................... 44 Rocking P Longhorns...................................9 Rocky Mountain Longhorns.....................59 Running Arrow Longhorns........................39 —S— Safari B Ranch............................................. 44 Sand Hills Ranch......................................7, 43 Schumacher Cattle.................................... 44 Semkin Longhorns..................................... 44 Singing Coyote Ranch...............................45 SS Longhorns.............................................. 44 Star Creek Ranch.........................................26 Stotts Hideaway Ranch............................. 44 Struthoff Ranches of Texas.......................45 Sugar Hill Ranch......................................... 40 —T— 20 Gauge Partnership................................ 31 T Bar W Ranch............................................. 17 Terry King’s Longhorn Cattle....................59 TLBAA World Show.............................. 23, 41 Triple R Ranch (TX)........................................9 TS Adcock Longhorns................................45 Twisted Sister Ranch...................................26

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UPCOMING ISSUES: May/June: Spring Sales/Brood Cow July: A.I. Sire Reference August: World Show Wrap-Up —W — Walker, Ron...................................................45 Wannaba Ranch....................................36, 45 Westfarms Inc................................................9 White Pines Ranch......................................35 Wichita Fence Company...........................37 —X— XCalibur Star.................................................26 —Y— YO Ranch......................................................36

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MAR 30-APRIL 1 • Southeastern Winchester Futurity, WKU Ag Expo Center, Bowling Green, KY. Terry King (850) 9564154 tklonghorns@centurylink.net APRIL 1-2 • Hudson-Valentine Sale, WKU Ag Expo Center, Bowling Green, KY. Lorinda Valentine (270) 996-7046 or h-vlonghornauction@gmail.com APRIL 8-9 • Blue Ridge Ranch Sale, Llano, TX. Bubba Bollier (325) 247-6249 or bollier7572@yahoo.com APRIL 15-16 • Rockdale Spring Show, Rockdale Fairgrounds, Rockdale, TX. Sandi Nordhausen-sandi.nordhausen@ gmail.com or (512) 898-2401; Merrilou Russell-crose@ cactusroselonghorns.com or (361) 781-4221; Christy Randolph-lpinesranch@aol.com or (713) 703-8458 APRIL 16 • NTLA Annual Sale, Broken Bow Livestock, Broken Bow, NE. Consignment Deadline: Feb. 26th. (402) 423-5441 or (402) 568-2353 APRIL 22-23 • Midwest Longhorn Sale, Winfield Livestock Auction, Winfield, KS. Mike Bowman - mbowman@ wildblue.net or (316) 778-1717. www.endoftrailranch.com APRIL 29-30 • Red McCombs Fiesta Sale, Johnson City, TX. www.redmccombslonghorns.com. Alan & Teresa Sparger, alan@redmccombslonghorns.com, (210) 445-8798

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JULY 2016

JULY 23 • Montana State Fair Longhorn Show, Montana State Fair, Great Falls, MT. Shannon Kearney (509) 684-2963 or (509) 680-0019 or giddyup73@hughes.net. Qualifying, Haltered, Free & Youth


AUG 6 • Deschutes County Fair, Deschutes County Expo Center, Redmond, OR. Tamara Kuntz (541) 280-1645 or tamaroo300@gmail.com.Qualifying, Free & Youth. AUG 6 • Rocky Mountain Select TL Sale, Consignments due May 16, Charlie Searle (719) 649-0058 or charliesearle02@ gmail.com AUG 13 • Western Montana Fair Longhorn Show, Western Montana State Fair, Missoula, MT. Shannon Kearney (509) 684-2963 or (509) 680-0019 or giddyup73@hughes.net. Qualifying, Haltered, Free & Youth. AUG 13 • The Source Show Calf Sale & Showmanship Clinic, Waxahachie, TX. Ryan Culpepper (940) 577-1753 or Chris Lindsey (601) 319-8296.


SEPT 3 • NRLA Sanders Co. Longhorn Show, Sanders Co. Fairgrounds, Plains, MT. Shannon Kearney (509) 684-2963 or (509) 680-0019 or giddyup73@hughes.net Qualifying, Haltered, Free & Youth. SEPT 3 • Butler Breeder’s Invitational Sale, Lockhart, TX. Kaso Kety (985) 674-6492 or Michael McLeod (361) 771-5355.

MAY 7-8 • TLBGCA Spring Show, Miracle Farm, Brenham, TX. Stephen Head (979) 549-5270 or headshorns@hotmail. com. Qualifying, Haltered & Youth.

SEPT 4-5 • Moutains and Plains, Colorado State Fair, State Fair Grounds, Pueblo, CO. Kenny Richardson (970) 352-3054, krichardson21@aol.com or Lana Pearson (719) 740-0741, lana14338@gmail.com. Qualifying, Haltered, Free & Youth.

MAY 13-14 • T Bar W Production & Consignment Sale, Mineola, TX at the T Bar W Ranch. Contact Bear Davidson at 540-687-0050.

SEPT 9-10 • Hill Country Heritage Longhorn Sale, River Ranch, Fredericksburg, TX. Rick Friedrich - rick@ riverranchlonghorns.com or (713) 305-0259.

MAY 14 • Elite Bulls Tour, Astera Meadows Ranches, Caldwell, TX; Joe Dowling (979) 271-0277 or dowlingjoe@ yahoo.com. MAY 20-21 • Millennium Futurity, Bell County Expo Center, Belton, TX. Christy Randolph (512) 360-4299, (713) 703-8458 or lpinesranch@aol.com. Bill Davidson (405) 258-7117 or milflonghorns@sbcglobal.net. www.mlfuturity.com. MAY 27 • ITTLA Trail of Tears Winchester Futurity, Red River Sale Barn, Ardmore, OK. Kerry Mounce - kerry@los-inc.com or (214) 675-9317. MAY 28 • Red River Longhorn Sale, Red River Sale Barn, Ardmore, OK. Rick Friedrich (713) 305-0259 or rick@ riverranchlonghorns.com.

SEPT 11 • Spokane NWLA Show, Spokane, WA. Sheryl Johnson (503) 349-4985 or j5longhorns@yahoo.com. Qualifying, Haltered, Free & Youth. SEPT 24 • NRLA Central Washington Longhorn Show, Central Washington State Fair Park, Yakima, WA. Shannon Kearney (509) 684-2963 or (509) 680-0019 or giddyup73@ hughes.net. Qualifying, Haltered, Free & Youth. SEPT 30-OCT 2 • ETLA World Qualifying Show, East Texas State Fairgrounds, Tyler, TX. Lana Hightower - glcattleco@ aol.com or (903) 681-1093. www.etstatefair.com. Qualifying, Haltered, Free & Youth.


JUNE 2016

JUNE 8-11 • TLBAA World Show & National TLBT Youth Show, Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth, TX. Amy Weatherholtz (817) 625-6241 or ­amy@tlbaa.org. Haltered, Free, Youth, Miniatures & Trophy Steers. JUNE 11 • Fey Ranch Sale, Yamhill, OR: Daniel and Angelina Fey (503) 349-7866 or daniel@feylonghorns.com JUNE 15-19 • Autobahn Youth Tour presents the Diann Chase Longhorn Scholarship Expo, Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth, TX. Larry Barker (817) 988-6110, lbarker@ abahn.com or Laura Standley (817) 390-3132, lstandley@ abahn.com www.autobahnyouthtour.com

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SEPT 10 • NRLA Spokane Fair Longhorn Show, Spokane Fairgrounds & Expo Center, Spokane, WA. Shannon Kearney (509) 684-2963 or (509) 680-0019 or giddyup73@hughes.net. Qualifying, Haltered, Free & Youth.

OCT 7-9 • 2016 State Fair of Texas, Dallas, TX. Entry Deadline is September 1, 2016, Show Chairs: Trigg & Traci Moore 817-832-8742 254-396-5592. Qualifying Haltered, NonHaltered & Youth. OCT 14 • NRLA NILE Longhorn Show, Metra Park Fairgrounds, Billings, MT. Shannon Kearney-giddyup73@ hughes.net or (509) 684-2963 or (509) 680-0019. Qualifying, Haltered, Free & Youth. OCT 20-23 • TLBAA Horn Showcase, Lawton, OK. Amy Weatherholtz (817) 625-6241 or amy@tlbaa.org. Would you like to get your event listed? Contact Myra Basham 817-625-6241 or myra@tlbaa.org

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