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Texas Longhorn Trails

August 2014


Texas Longhorn Trails

AUGUST 2014 VOL. 26 NO. 4

Cover Stories:

18 2014 Autobahnanza

About the Cover: The 2014 Autobahnanza crowd welcomed Dana Bowman, retired First Class Sergeant and a former member of the US Army’s elite parachute team, the Golden Knights, as he parachuted into the parking lot of the Cowgirl Hall of Fame Friday evening. Also highlighted are the crowned champions: Grand Champion Steer – Candy Man BCB 23/1, exhibited by Ellie Bolen; Grand Champion Female – Sanddollar Rita, exhibited by Tracey Weldon; Grand Champion Bull – Sanddollar Upgrade, exhibited by Molly Cook. We appreciate the Autobahn Motorcar Group Youth Scholarship Tour for their purchase of the front cover to share highlights of the event. Photos courtesy of Rafael Campos & Peri Hughes.

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40 Breeder Profile: Dorie Damuth by Henry King

44 Get to Know Your World Show Judges Feature Articles: 56 Taking the Perfect Shot by Carolyn Hunter

69 What Could Heaven Be Like A Poem by Jimmy Jones

Shows & Sales: 18 Autobahnanza Results 30 Nebraska Sale Results 4

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Departments: 12 Officer & Directors 14 TLBAA Announcements 16 TLBT Letter 24 A Moment in TLBAA History 32 CEO Letter with Mike Coston 62 Herd Management 62 In Memoriam 64 In The Pen 66 Affiliate News 70 News on the Trail 76 Movers & Shakers 77 Save the Date 79 Ad Index 79 Just For Grins

Notesfrom the Editor Ever wonder why your program has not been showcased on the front cover of TRAILS Magazine? It can be! The Autobahnanza chose to highlight their event by purchasing an available cover and that same opportunity is available to any breeder or group of breeders throughout the year. You only need to contact me to find out what issues have covers available for purchase. Another valuable advertising tool that you can utilize is the Ranch Feature, an advetorial featuring your breeding program, those very special Longhorns and your ranch/ family history. With or without an accompanying regular ad, it is a powerful advertising tool as well as an excellent documentation of an important aspect of your life. Also remember, events are another strong platform for building your program or business and the exposure it gets. Sponsoring events puts your name out in front of people yearround. Through print ads, online sponsor recognition and promotion during the event, your program or business not only becomes a name familiar to people, but they see your support of the TLBAA and the breed as a positive when considering where to spend their dollars. The World Show, the Horn Showcase and the Foundation World Headqurters and Museum all offer opportunities for your support to earn you that recognition. We hope you will take advantage of some or all of these options. See you down the road!

– Laura Standley (817) 625-6241• (817) 625-1388 (FAX) P.O. Box 4430 • Fort Worth, TX 76164 E-Mail: • Editor in Chief: Laura Standley • Ext. 105 • • Contributing Editor: Henry L. King Advertising: Ashley Loos • (217) 653-8403 •

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Lesyk • Outlook, Saskatchewan, Canada | Wanda Moore • Sulphur Bluff, Texas | Bodie Quary • Prague, Oklahoma


Donna Shimanek • Ext. 121

Deadline: September 2014 deadline is July 25th.

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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Texas Longhorn Trails

July 2014




Your Registration department is truly crazy! Yep, Dana and Rick are certifiably "crazy" by offering a Summer Sizzlin' Half Price Sale…

Longhorns over the age of 36 months, normally $100.00 will now be registered for half price, $50.00, starting July 1, 2014 through September 30, 2014.

Contact the "crazies" should you need assistance or have questions. Just in case there was a question in your mind…..

Contact Dana at or Rick at

Is your email address upto-date on your profile in the H.O.R.N.S. System? Please log into H.O.R.N.S. and make sure all of your contact information is up-to-date. Don’t have a H.O.R.N.S. login yet? It’s a benefit of your membership! Call today to get your login information set up. If you don’t use the internet, we still need your current contact information to avoid any missed communication from the office or missed issues of Trails Magazine. Please call (817) 625-6241 and update your information with us if there’s been any recent changes you think we may not have.

Meet Our New Employees! AMY WEATHERHOLTZ Born and raised in East Texas, Amy Weatherholtz has been submerged in agriculture from day one. At the age of 4 and running through the pastures in red cowboy boots, Amy knew she wanted to be a pig farmer. She raised and exhibited market swine for 10 years all across the state of Texas. She later managed a large swine production operation, but left the operation to finish her college degree. While finishing her college degree, she met and married her husband of five years, Jacob Weatherholtz. Her dedication and love of Longhorns came when her niece purchased a lot of three Registered Texas Longhorn show heifers. Amy believes Longhorns best represent God’s beauty and grace in one animal. She has been around the Longhorn Show circuit for a few years and has held position as East Texas Longhorn Association Secretary and ETLA Youth Advisory Board and recently elected as ETLA President. Amy also has 15 years experience in graphic design, editorial writing and photography and received her Associate Degree of Arts in Communication from Trinity Valley Community College and later received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a emphasis in News/Editorial and a minor in Español from the


University of Texas at Tyler in 2011. She looks forward to getting to know each and everyone in the show circuit and sales events. She maybe contacted at: 817-625-6241 ext. 104 or

KELLY FULKERSON A 2013 graduate of South Dakota State University, Fulkerson holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications and animal science with a minor in marketing. Upon graduation, her career began with BioZyme, Incorporated’s marketing and communications department as their Dealer Support Coordinator. Fulkerson is the fourth generation to be raised on her family’s diversified crop and cattle operation in southwest Michigan. In her free time, she enjoys competitive shooting and spending time with friends and family. Her passion for agricultural communications derives from her experiences as a National Beef Ambassador, National Collegiate Agricultural Ambassador, Michigan FFA State Officer and various agricultural communication internships and organizations. Fulkerson’s experiences have enabled her to travel nationwide sharing the story of American agriculture. Texas Longhorn Trails

Dear TLBT Members,

Wow! The year is finally over, and it’s time for the 2014 World Show. A lot of great things have happened this year including new members, fun events, and some awesome cattle. It’s weird to think that the TLBAA has been maintaining these traditions for fifty years. We will be celebrating that at World Show, as we have been all year long. Along with some great developments, we as Longhorn breeders have also felt hardship this past year. We recently lost Diann Chase, wife of John Chase. These two incredible people have helped us so much by providing hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarship money, and making countless dreams come true for our youth. For the Chase family, and all other breeders who have lost someone close to you, we of the TLBT would like you to know that you don’t suffer the losses alone, and we hope that you can find comfort through these cattle, and your fellow breeders. At the World Show, we do have many fun events planned including our picture slide show (you can still send me pictures from Longhorn events to be included), a celebration of graduating seniors, a commemoration for TLBAA’s 50 years of success, officer/director elections, and so much more. Remember that if any TLBT member has any ideas, suggestions, or questions, y’all are all free to contact me, and keep in mind that a great way to enforce your ideas and creativity is to become a part of our TLBT board. I so look forward to seeing all of you at our World Show, but, until then, stay safe and have the best summer ever! Sincerely,

FIND US ON FACEBOOK Tarah Moore, TLBT President

by searching Texas Longhorn Breeders of Tomorrow

Dear Texas Longhorn Breeders of Tomorrow, I want to start off by saying a million times, thank you. I am very grateful for this amazing opportunity you have helped me achieve. College has always been a really big dream of mine, but now it is a reality. The first day I got to see my dorm room, walk around the animal science department and hold my freshly made student ID card in my hand, is a day and feeling I will never forget. I believe I speak for all of the past, present and future scholarship winners, that this is a great association that really cares about the future of its Texas Longhorn Youth. Sincerely, Shelby Coats Future DVM



Tarah Moore

TLBT Office: President Age: 16 School: Hico High School Number of Years in the TLBT: 10

What are the benefits in being a TLBT Officer or Director? Being a TLBT Officer, I have learned responsibility and dedication to something that is important to me. It is rewarding giving back through the service projects, and I get to play a role in my community and association. Why do you enjoy showing Texas Longhorns? Why not? Texas Longhorns are the most docile, majestic, and profitable breed of cattle, and the people involved are just as great! Nobody but people that raise Longhorns can say that they own a piece of history quite as beautiful as ours. Do you see the TLBT helping you with your future career? Absolutely! Showing Longhorns has given me exposure to things that many kids could never imagine, some of it good, and some of it bad, but all of it has prepared me for the real world and taught me to be a harder worker and to never stop until I have reached my goals. What have you learned over the past year through the TLBT? I have learned that growing up presents many challenges, that nobody’s perfect, and that nothing will ever be handed to you. But, on the worst of days, it’s important to cherish everything you have, like the great friends I’ve made through showing, and the beautiful animals I get to see every day. The experiences that the TLBT gives me make it so much easier to realize that I am truly blessed. What would be your advice to a newcomer? Just have fun! You will win some and lose some, but no ribbon will ever be as great as the memories you will make with your new friends. And, also, don’t be afraid to ask questions! We were all newbies once and are more than happy to help. Texas Longhorn Trails

2014 Autobahnanza Sets Records Thursday evening the final event of the day place winners in the four age divisions By Allyn Ryan was held on the floor of Watt Arena. 35 were Junior – Matthew Moran; IntermediThe $350,000 event, 2014 Autobahteams of 5 eager kids competed in the ate – Justin Crumpton; Teen – Julia nanza was the most successful Autobahn Relay Race. The race consisted of a BuckTomkies and Senior – Wesley Meadows. Youth Tour show to date. Records were set ing Bull machine, milking a goat, riding a The always popular Livestock Judging conin number of entries – 496 and participony hop and a three legged sack race. Satest was judged by Stephanie Bradley Fryer, pants – 271. All of the success and excitevanah Calhoun, Isabel Gonzalez, Josh Floydada, TX. Beth Tanner assembled the 4 ment generated at the Autobahnanza was Vinson, Lucas Throckmorton and Kasi classes of Texas Longhorns to be judged. quickly muted with the passing of Diann Dick made up the winning team that The contest tested the evaluation skills of Chase, a short 4 days after the show. posted a time of 26.42 seconds. Thursday 189 exhibitors. The first place division Diann was the rock upon which the Auwas a full day with lots of excitement and winners were: Junior – Ashlyn Holson; Intobahn Youth Tour was anchored. Along scholarship money won. All of the youth termediate – Hailey Neal; Teen – Cooper with her husband John, they fostered the left Watt Arena knowing that ShowmanHolland and Senior – Cydni Rod. Tour from its $10,000 beginning into a one of a kind breed show that is the envy of the beef industry. The loss of her guidance, wisdom and charitable heart will be long felt and irreplaceable. Words cannot adequately describe our sorrow at Autobahn. The Autobahn Youth Tour will soldier on but it will never be Junior Livestock Judging: Wyatt Schaper; the same without the grace and Essay Contest Winners: Intermediate – Short Course Quiz Winners: Intermediate – Kayleigh Pippin; Teen – Caroline Girard; Justin Crumpton; Teen – Julia Tomkies, Senior – Shyanne McClendon; Ashlyn Holson genteel spirit of Diann. Wesley Meadows; Junior – Matthew Moran Arrival day on Wednesday Junior – Shelby Coe; Senior – Jimmie Gee ship and the Speech Contest was on the The new activity Agricultural Mechanwas hectic but organized. Pam Dodson docket for Friday. ics had a combined 31 entries in wood and and Allyn Ryan were prepared for the onFriday brought the first day that exmetal. Jessica Deets coordinated placeslaught. Exhibitor check-in was completed hibitors and cattle met in the show ring. ment of the entries by division in Cattle in an orderly fashion. All of the exhibitors After a stirring rendition of the National Barn #3. Dr. Lon Shell, San Marcos, TX, signed up for their extra activities and the Anthem by Dakota Roy and a moment of along with associate judges Jamie Maxwell cattle were stalled in the Moncrief Buildprayer led by Sarah Faske, Dr. Scott and Randy LaRoche selected Cody May’s ing and Cattle Barn #4. The Tru Test scales Schaake, Westmoreland, KS, began the difproject for Grand Champion in the Metal complements of Todd Williams and Morficult task of judging showmanship. Division plus Overall Best in Show. Madigan Livestock Equipment Sales were staRobert Strickland lined up the 27 Pee Wee son Ollive took home Grand Champion tioned in the Moncrief Building where exhibitors, opened the gate and the showhonors in the Wood Division. Gary KingRobert Strickland, Will Babler and Scott manship competition was underway. After cade from Wichita Falls, TX, was the Art Collins went about the task of weighing much consideration Judge Schaake Contest judge. Lee Tisdale with the help of cattle. As has become tradition, Rodney deemed all of the Pee Wee showman to be Donna Schaper categorized and displayed and Patti Mahaffey supplied pizza and first place. With the finish of the Pee Wee the art entries. Judge Kingcade selected a soft drinks for the exhibitors and their showmanship, Dr. Schaake set about judgpainting by Julia Tomkies from over 180 families. ing a total of 139 showmen in 4 divisions. entries as his Best in Show. The new Thursday was reserved for the ExtemHis 8 class winners and 4 poraneous Essay Contest, division Ultimate ShowShort Course Quiz, Livemen were: Junior divistock Judging competition, sion – Avery Roesler the judging of entries in Art (Ultimate Showman) and and Ag Mechanics, the Hayden Hughes; IntermeCookie Contest judging diate division – Sydney and the Relay Race. The Davidson and Justin Essay Contest was judged Crumpton (Ultimate by Barbara Walker, ArlingShowman); Teen diviton, TX. Barbara read the Best in Show Art: Julia Johnna Williams in the show ring. sion – Cade Radenbaugh Tomkies 163 essays and chose the Agricultural Mechanics Metal Diviand Sydney Tucker (Ultifollowing to be the first sion: Amber Huff; Cody May. mate Showman); Senior place winners in the 4 dividivision – Rebecca Small and John Nelson Cookie Contest had 70 entries. Five cookie sions: Junior – Shelby Coe; Intermediate – (Ultimate Showman). eating experts, who wish to remain anonyKayleigh Pippin; Teen – Caroline Girard A new location for the Speech Contest mous since no one can believe they ate and Senior – Jimmie Gee. The Short required every exhibitor to be focused and that many cookies, agreed on the Lemon Course Quiz was the most popular extra Cookie brought by Justin Crumpton. activity with 191 participants. The first --continued on pg. 20 Photos by Rafael Campos, Derek West & Peri Hughes


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organized. Although different, having this competition in the South Texas Longhorn Rooms proved best for the 139 speech participants who spoke about either Leadership or Competition. At 11:00 am, during showmanship, the Speech Contest commenced. The six judges were separated into two panels of three. James Parks, Mitch Whitten, and Dr. Maxwell Scarlett were responsible for judging the Intermediate and Teen Speech Divisions.

couraged everyone to head inside where he would soon give his powerful presentation. His determination and drive to succeed allowed him to overcome the loss of his legs in a Golden Knight’s training accident and to prove to others that it’s all about the abilities, not the disabilities. As everyone managed to find their way back into the Round Up Inn and grab a seat, the food was served and Larry Barker proceeded to present a few special awards

Dana Bowman, retired First Class Sergeant and a former member of the US Army’s elite parachute team, the Golden Knights, addressed the crowd after he parachuted in for the event and delivered a very inspiring speech Laura Harding (middle) presented the Laura during the Friday night banquet. Harding Preserverance Award to Molly Cook & Mia Garcia.

Dr. Mike West, Shay Girard, and David Reeves awarded the Junior and Senior Speech Division their placings. 1st place winners by division were: Junior – Shelby Coe; Intermediate – Justin Crumpton; Teen – Shelby Rooker and Senior – Brook Miller. After a hard day of showmanship and speaking, it was time to relax at Friday night’s banquet. Over 600 banquet attendees were treated to a chicken fried steak dinner prepared by Coburn’s Catering. However, before the food was served, Team Autobahn had a surprise that astounded everyone present. Around one hour after the last speech, a large crowd accumulated outside, faces were aimed toward the sky. Dana Bowman, a retired First Class Sergeant with the US Army and a former member of the US Army’s elite parachute team, the Golden Knights, would soon be skydiving into Will Rogers Memorial Center and give an uplifting presentation. At 6:30 pm a helicopter at 4,000 feet was seen flying across the bright blue, cloud-kissed sky. Soon after, a small figure could be seen emerging from the helicopter. A 40 foot American Flag soon unfolded as Bowman soared downward toward the gathered throng. Silence overcame everyone as they watched a graceful, impressive decent. The stunning display was concluded by a precise landing in front of the Cowgirl Hall of Fame Museum. On lookers rushed toward him and hurriedly gathered up the flag. Dana Bowman, a double amputee, addressed the crowd with a positive message and en-


to some outstanding youth. The first award to be presented was the Laura Harding Perseverance Award, and to make the evening even more special, Laura herself along with her parents Tammy Tiner and Kenn Harding were present. Laura then took center stage as she introduced herself and told the banquet attendees her story and how she was impacted by the

Carolyn Hunter Memorial Winner of the Champions Scholarship winner Cort- Scholarship, Bailey Bright. ney Petrich.

generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Chase. Molly Cook and Mia Garcia were the recipients of two well-deserved $2,500 scholarships. The $5,000 Carolyn Hunter Memorial Scholarship was presented to Cortney Petrich by Carolyn’s husband Dan Hunter and daughter, Mitzi Thomas. Emotions ran high as the excitement was felt by all, especially an over-whelmed yet thrilled, Cortney. Bailey Bright was called up to the stage next as he was awarded the Champions Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship was raised by selling raffle tickets for a Champions Semen Package donated by George and Cindy Dennis, James and Ryan Culpepper, and Sanddollar Ranch.

Mr. Barker announced the Divisional Ultimate Showman for the 2014 Autobahnanza. The winners were Junior – Avery Roesler; Intermediate – Justin Crumpton; Teen – Sydney Tucker and Senior – John Nelson. They received a beautiful plaque and a warm round of applause. The last award of the evening, the Best in Show Cookie, was presented to Justin Crumpton. It was then time for Dana Bowman to impart upon the banquet attendees his message and to tell his courageous story. At the conclusion, the crowd rose with admiration and filled the large hall with applause. Before Bowman departed he gathered a select group on the stage; Laura Harding, Crystal Chambliss, Jarrett Kuhn, Rachel Faske, Olivia Faske, and Joy Faske, and awarded them Challenge Coins to remind them challenges will occur in life, but he insisted they overcome them. Just because Bowman was done speaking, did not mean he was free to leave. Mr. Barker awarded him with a beautiful belt buckle, and thanked him for having such an impact on all of the people involved with the 2014 Autobahnanza. The young people flocked to Dana Bowman for pictures and autographs, he greeted them with smiles and warmth, a wonderful ending to a most busy and rewarding Friday. Saturday morning, Dr. Scott Schaake was willing and ready to start evaluating

Divisional Ultimate Showmen: Junior – Avery Roesler; Intermediate – Justin Crumpton; Teen – Sydney Tucker; Senior – John Nelson.

32 classes of 297 female Longhorn cattle. Before the show began, Dakota Roy could be heard singing the National Athem again, followed by Sarah Faske with a sincere word of prayer. After much deliberation, Junior Champion Female was C Bar Witchy’s Cadillac exhibited by Molly Cook and Reserve Junior Champion Female was Sunrise Shotze, exhibitor Keely Dennis. The Intermediate Female Champions were Grand, HD Pollyanna shown by Keely Dennis and Reserve, Elsa shown by Hadley T. Morgan. The Senior Champion Female selected by Dr. Schaake was Sanddollar Rita, exhibited by Tracey Wel--continued on pg. 22 Texas Longhorn Trails

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home. The impressive steer show condon, and Reserve Senior Champion Fesisted of 119 steers which filled 15 classes. male was CT Sister Judye exhibited by Judge Schaake selected Diamond Q Zeus, Sydney Tucker, they were Grand and Reexhibited by Kalli Winters for Junior serve Grand Champion Females. Rachel Remmele and Tierney Leopard were instrumental in awarding each exhibitor with their winnings at the end of each class. This is an extremely important job, their care and hard work was valued. The break between the female and bull show was used to announce a few other awards. The Herdsman Award was bestowed to the Mansfield FFA Chapter of Mansfield, Texas. An all-girl group was applauded for their hard work and help throughout the entirety of the show. Following the Herdsman Award was the Mansfield FFA Chapter took home The Herdsman Award. All Around Exhibitor awards: Champion Steer and Fred 3, exhibited by Junior – Shyanne McClendon was first to Jodie Ging as Reserve Junior Champion be called down to the floor, followed by Steer. Candy Man BCB 23/1, exhibitor Intermediate – Justin Crumpton; Teen – Ellie Bolen, was Senior Champion Steer Julia Tomkies and Senior – Cydni Rod. and SSS Bolt’s Ranger exhibited by Evan They were given a beautiful buckle and Perkins was Reserve Senior Champion $2,500 in scholarship money. Steer. The two senior steers were Grand After an exciting awards presentation, Champion Steer and Reserve Grand Judge Schaake was revitalized and ready Champion Steer. to take on the 9 bull classes consisting of Between junior and senior steers, the 80 animals. Chris Schaper, Scotty winners of this year’s raffle were drawn. O’Bryan, and Ryan Culpepper prepped Due to the amazing quality of donations, themselves to wrap up the long day of this year’s raffle was our most prosperous pushing cattle and organizing the ring as thus far. Ratliff Ironworks, Inc. donated a the 2014 Autobahnanza Superintendents.

Judge Scott Schaake with Mark Oliver and J.P. Roesler displays his showring skills. Wylie Belle Oliver during the Pee Wee competition.

Sanddollar Upgrade, exhibited by Molly Cook grabbed the Grand Champion Bull title. Following closely, Sanddollar Arsenal, exhibited by Jacob Dunaway won Reserve Grand Champion Bull. Exhibitors and family members had just enough time after the show to enjoy a good meal, head back to the hotel and gear up for the final day of the 2014 Autobahnanza Youth Show. Sunday morning, the Autobahnanza Exhibitors were ready for business and prepared themselves for competition while Dakota Roy proudly sang the National Athem and Sarah Faske prayed for an exciting last show day and safe travels


All-Around Senior Exhibitor – Cyndi Rod.

custom made portable griller/smoker. Maverick Hughes pulled out the first raffle ticket, ACME Tent was the lucky winner of this highly sought after prize. The second ticket drawn was for 10-10’ WW panels and 1-10’ WW gate donated by Morgan Livestock Equipment Sales. An ecstatic Becky Weldon held the winning ticket. The last raffle ticket drawn would win 20 straws of semen, the audience was held captive. Cindy Dennis was the winner of this raffle item donated by Sanddollar Ranch, James and Ryan Culpepper and George and Cindy Dennis. After the steer show concluded, Mr. Barker thanked our judge, presented him

with a belt buckle and wished him well on his future endeavors. Dr. Schaake then took the opportunity to thank the Chase Family for their generosity and selfless-

All-Around Exhibitors: Intermediate – Justin Crumpton; Teen – Julia Tomkies; Junior – Shyanne McClendon; not pictured - Senior – Cyndi Rod.

ness in giving so many wonderful opportunities to countless children involved with this scholarship tour. As people were moving cattle out of the barns and were preparing for their trip back home, the recipients of the donated calves were announced. There were six calves donated by David and Kathy Adams, Sanddollar Ranch, Guthrie Creek Longhorns, Tom and Linda Nading, Oren and Dianna O’Dell, and Robert and Cindy Schnuriger. Crystal Chambliss received the calf donated by the Schnuriger’s. Hayden and Maverick Hughes received the calf donated by the Chase’s. The remaining four calves were donated to the Mansfield FFA members. The selfless donation of calves from these select breeders will have a positive impact on these exhibitor’s show strings. This 2014 Autobahnanza was a huge, record-setting success due to the cooperation and involvement of exhibitors and the commitment and dedication of the many volunteers. This 2014 Autobahnanza could not have taken place without the support of our sponsors; DFW New Car Dealers Association, Texas Longhorn Ranch Supply, Janie’s Cowboy Shop, Gist Silversmiths, Fort Worth Herd, Cowtown Coliseum, Ratliff Ironworks, Inc. and Morgan Livestock Equipment Sales. Please visit for complete results, weights and videos of the show and judges interviews. Finally, if you would like to learn more about the opportunities available through the Autobahn Youth Scholarship Tour, contact Larry Barker, General M a n a g e r a t ( 81 7 ) 9 8 8 - 6110 o r Texas Longhorn Trails

A Moment in TLBAA History

A look back at significant moments throughout the years since the foundation of the TLBAA. We celebrate the TLBAA LONGHORN EXPO with a look back at Champions and exhibitors from years past.


2004 JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE ASOCL Darque Angel - Guthrie Creek Cattle

2004 JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE-OPEN Blue By U - John Randolph

2004 RES. GRAND CHAMP. MAT. FEMALE-OPEN Bar M Bon Bon - Pete & Stacie Hood

2004 GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE-YOUTH Martha’s Mess - Shannon Nokes

2004 RES. SR. CHAMPION FEMALE-YOUTH HD Edge’s Emminence - Katie Dennis

2005 RES. GR CHAMPION FREE MAT. FEMALE Tri-W Tiger Frost - Sunset Ridge Ranch

2005 JR. CHAMPION TROPHY STEER Super Czech - Shannon Collins

2005 RES. GRAND CHAMP. FEMALE-OPEN Headliner’s Painted Lace - Darren Grudt

2005 RES. JUNIOR CHAMPION BULL-OPEN ML Howitzer 41 - Meers Longhorns

2005 RES. GRAND CHAMPION STEER-YOUTH JTW Flaming Skunk - Allie Galloway

2005 RES. GRAND CHAMP. FEMALE-YOUTH Sheila’s Ten K - Lacie Jeffrey

2006 RES. GR. CHAMP FEMALE Sheila's Ten K - John R. Randolph

2006 RES. JR. CHAMPION FEMALE Peek A Boo LD - Toby Johnson

2006 RES. GRAND CHAMPION BULL-OPEN QR Don Lino - Tom & Mary Beth Peoples

2006 RES. JUNIOR CHAMPION BULL-OPEN MBL Lib's Fear This - Brandon Barker

2006 RES. SR. CHAMPION FEMALE-YOUTH Headin' For Rave Reviews - Victoria Fairchild

2006 GRAND CHAMPION STEER-YOUTH Hullabaloo 16/4 - Laura A. Harding


2007 RES. CH. FREE DIVISION FEMALE KK Langerra - Kade Kressman

--continued on pg. 26


Wednesday, October 8, 2014 Cattle arrive Thursday, October 9, 2014 8:30 a.m. - Measuring Begins 11:30 a.m. - Fort Worth Herd Drive, Fort Worth Stockyards 1:00 p.m. - Quiz Bowl/ Cow Patty Bingo 3:00 p.m. - Photography Seminar by Tuffy Williams 4:00 p.m. - Fort Worth Herd Drive, Fort Worth Stockyards 5:30 p.m. - Cocktails 6:30 p.m. - Bull Alley (In Alphabetical Order) Friday, October 10, 2014 8:00 a.m. - TLBAA Board Meeting 10:00 a.m. - Non-Haltered Cows and Steers 11:30 a.m. - Fort Worth Herd Drive, Fort Worth Stockyards 1:00 p.m. - Veterinary Seminar 2:00 p.m. - Trails Roundtable Seminar 3:00 p.m. - Breeders Roundtable Seminar 4:00 p.m. - Fort Worth Herd Drive, Fort Worth Stockyards 7:00 p.m. - TLBAA Awards Banquet Saturday, October 11, 2014 8 - 11:00 a.m. - Cattle Viewing 11:30 a.m. - Fort Worth Herd Drive, Fort Worth Stockyards 11-12:30 p.m. - Sale Social 12-7:00 p.m. - Babysitting Open 1:00 p.m. - Horn Showcase Sale 4:00 p.m. - Fort Worth Herd Drive, Fort Worth Stockyards

MEASURING CLASSES _____________________________________ FEMALES Class 1 Females October 2013 (TTT only) Class 2 Females September 2013 (TTT only) Class 3 Females August 2013 (TTT only) Class 4 Females July 2013 (TTT only) Class 5 Females June 2013 (TTT only) Class 6 Females May 2013 (TTT only) Class 7 Females April 2013 Class 8 Females March 2013 Class 9 Females February 2013 Class 10 Females January 2013 Class 11 Females December 2012 Class 12 Females November 2012 Class 13 Females September-October 2012 Class 14 Females July-August 2012 Class 15 Females May-June 2012 Class 16 Females March-April 2012 Class 17 Females January-February 2012 Class 18 Females October-December 2011 Class 19 Females July-September 2011 Class 20 Females April-June 2011 Class 21 Females January-March 2011 Class 22 Females September-December 2010 Class 23 Females May-August 2010 Class 24 Females January-April 2010 Class 25 Females July-December 2009 Class 26 Females January-June 2009 Class 27 Females 2008 Class 28 Females 2007-2006 Class 29 Females 2005-2003 Class 30 Females 2002-1999 Class 31 Females 1998 and older BULLS Class 32 Bulls October 2013 (TTT only) Class 33 Bulls September 2013 (TTT only) Class 34 Bulls August 2013 (TTT only) Class 35 Bulls July 2013 (TTT only) Class 36 Bulls June 2013 (TTT only) Class 37 Bulls May 2013 (TTT only) Class 38 Bulls April 2013 Class 39 Bulls March 2013 Class 40 Bulls February 2013 Class 41 Bulls January 2013 Class 42 Bulls December 2012 Class 43 Bulls November 2012 Class 44 Bulls September-October 2012 Class 45 Bulls July-August 2012

Get of Sire and Produce of Dam • Get of Sire and Produce of Dam will each offer a Junior Division and a Senior Division. • Each Division is based on the age of the offspring of the animal entered. The Junior Division consists of offspring between the ages of two and five years of age. The Senior Division consists of offspring six years and older. • Sires must have three offspring in any Division to compete in that Division. All offspring must be measured Composite. • Dams must have two offspring in any Division to compete in that Division. All offspring must be measured Composite. • Both living and deceased bulls and cows can be entered since entries are based on measurements of offspring. • Scoring for each animal will be computed by adding the Composite value of all three offspring for a bull or both offspring for a cow. The bull or cow with the highest value of the total added composite measurement will be the winner. • Animals do not need to be present to compete in this class • Only breeding animals (Bulls or Cows) can compete as offspring. • Offspring may be produced by natural breeding, artificial insemination or embryo transfer.

Class 46 Bulls May-June 2012 Class 47 Bulls March-April 2012 Class 48 Bulls January-February 2012 Class 49 Bulls October-December 2011 Class 50 Bulls July-September 2011 Class 51 Bulls April-June 2011 Class 52 Bulls January-March 2011 Class 53 Bulls July-December 2010 Class 54 Bulls January-June 2010 Class 55 Bulls 2009 Class 56 Bulls 2008-2007 Class 57 Bulls 2006-2004 Class 58 Bulls 2003 and older TWISTY Class 59 Females Twisty Horn October 2012-January 2010 Class 60 Females Twisty Horn 2009-2007 Class 61 Females Twisty Horn 2006 and older STEERS Class 62 Steers October 2012-January 2010 Class 63 Steers 2009-2007 Class 64 Steers 2006 and older _____________________________________ NON-HALTERED CLASSES _____________________________________ FEMALES Class 65 Females September-October 2013 Class 66 Females July-August 2013 Class 67 Females May-June 2013 Class 68 Females March-April 2013 Class 69 Females January-February 2013 Class 70 Females October-December 2012 Class 71 Females July-September 2012 Class 72 Females April-June 2012 Class 73 Females January-March 2012 Class 74 Females December- September 2011 Class 75 Females May-August 2011 Class 76 Females January-April 2011 Class 77 Females July-December 2010 Class 78 Females January-June 2010 Class 79 Females 2009 Class 80 Females 2008-2007 Class 81 Females 2006-2004 Class 82 Females 2003 and older STEERS Class 83 Steers October 2012-January 2010 Class 84 Steers 2009-2007 Class 85 Steers 2006 and older

Bull Alley • Bulls must be TLBAA A.I. certified and have an A.I. certified number • Bulls that are living must be present in Fort Worth; deceased bulls may be entered for semen sales only. • Each owner may bring a semen tank with semen to be offered for sale at the TLBAA Horn Showcase. Champion Genetics will be onsite to offer assistance with transfer of semen between tanks of buyer and seller. • 10% of semen sales will go towards the TLBAA Foundation to benefit the building fund. • Bulls will compete for first, second and third place prizes for total semen straws sold. • Free Bull Alley T-Shirt given with each entry.

A Moment in TLBAA History --continued from pg. 24

2007 RES. JUNIOR CHAMPION BULL-OPEN HL Swartzkoff 61 - Peter & Stacie Hood

2007 RES. GR. CH. MAT. HALTERED FEMALE Pettijohns Miss Cordilia - Gueary Logan

2007 GRAND CHAMPION STEER-YOUTH Silent H Sizzin Ash - Ashley N. Barker

2007 SENIOR CHAMPION FEMALE-YOUTH KK Langerra - Kade Kressman

2008 RES. GRAND CHAMPION FREE FEMALE 4T Sheiza Hunter - Donnie Taylor

2008 RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPION STEER Super Czech - Shannon Collins

2008 GRAND CHAMPION BULL-OPEN DRL Son Of Sombrah - Robert & Louann Rubel

2008 RES. SR. CHAMPION BULL-OPEN D Q Smoke Signal - Steve, Bodie & Chad Quary

2008 GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE-YOUTH MK Miss Bob’s Hope - Luke Erwin

2008 RES. GR. CHAMPION FEMALE-YOUTH Sunrise Snatcher - Taylor Morgan

2009 GR. CHAMP. NON-HALTERED FEMALE Cooter Hill - Deer Creek Longhorns

2009 GRAND CHAMPION TROPHY STEER Peaches-N-Cream - El Coyote Ranch

2009 GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE-OPEN MK Ms. Sweet T - The Cattle Rack Ranch

2009 GR. CHAMPION MATURE FEMALE-OPEN Senator’s Choice - John Oliver

2009 GRAND CHAMPION BULL-YOUTH Anchor T Sand Bar - Corey Carpenter

2009 GRAND CHAMPION STEER-YOUTH JHC Billy Bob - Shelby Coats

2010 GR. CHAMPION FREE DIV. MAT. FEMALE Whistle Me Dixie - Brent & Cynthia Bolen

2010 WORLD GRAND TROPHY STEER BM Red Hawk - Ron Garison

2010 GR. CH. HALTERED MAT. FEMALE-OPEN Cooter Hill - Deer Creek Longhorns

2010 GRAND CHAMPION BULL-OPEN CS Traveler - John & Diann Chase


--continued on pg. 28 Texas Longhorn Trails

Exhibitor’s Name: ______________________________________________________________ Exhibitor’s Phone: __________________________ Exhibitor’s TLBAA N0. __________________ Animal’s Name: ________________________________________________________________ Animal’s Date of Birth:________________________ Animal’s TLBAA NO.


Animal’s Brand and PH No.________________________________________________________ Animal’s Description __________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Measuring Class Entered_____________________

$100 Tip-to-Tip


$20 Tip-to-Tip

Twisty Horn Class Entered____________________

$100 Twisty Horn (Measuring along horn lines wrapping around horn; required to submit photo)

$100 Total Horn

$20 Total Horn

$275 Composite (includes TTT, TH & Base)

$45 Composite (includes TTT, TH & Base)

Non-Haltered Class Entered___________________ ❑ $100 Non-Haltered Show

GET OF SIRE OR PRODUCE OF DAM (See rules published in Trails or on – Only breeding animals (bulls or cows) can compete as offspring

❑ $100 Senior Division Get of Sire ❑ $100 Junior Division Get of Sire ❑ $100 Senior Division Produce of Dam ❑ $100 Junior Division Produce of Dam Offspring Competing for Sire or Dam with TLBAA Nos. (limited to breeding animals – bulls or cows) 1. ________________________________________ 2. __________________________________________ 3. ________________________________________

BULL ALLEY (See rules published in Trails or on

❑ $200 includes optional TTT or TH entry, please designate above. If additional measuring entries are desired, fee is $100 for second choice, $175 for composite. Bull’s A.I. No. _________________



Regular Semen Price ______________________


Horn Showcase Special Price ______________________

Credit Card # ___________________________________________________________ VISA


Exp. Date ______________ CID #_____________

SATELLITE LOCATION _______________________________________________________________________________________________________


2014 TLBAA Horn Showcase Satellite Locations October 4, 2014 MEDORA, IL ...SS Backwards Longhorns - Contact: Scott & Dara Simmons (618) 729-2004 - TURNERSBURG, NC ...Contact: Carl Brantley (336) 667-5452 - HARPER, OR ....CR Ranches - Contact: Alexandra Dees & Eric Youngberg (541) 358-3787 - WESTVILLE, FL ....Contact: Terry & Tammy King (850) 956-4154 - KINGSVILLE, TX ....El Coyote Ranch - Contact: Felix Serna or Della Serna (361) 522-0807 or (361) 296-4275 or GREENLEAF, KS ....Lazy J Longhorns - Contact: Joe & Stephanie Sedlacek (785) 747-2204 - JOHNSON CITY, TX ....Red McCombs Ranch - Contact: Alan & Teresa Sparger (210) 445-8798 - CORYDON, IN ....Hudson Longhorns - Contact: Mike Willinger (502) 379-1049 - LOWELL, MI ....Widespread Ranch - Contact: Tom Smith (616) 293-0977 - BRENHAM, TX ....Deer Creek Longhorns - Contact: Bruce Hazelwood (979) 277-8016 - SAINT GEORGE, UT ....Hunt Longhorns - Contact: Doug & Dianne Hunt (435) 275-2112 - RAPID CITY, SD ....Contact: Chad Smith (701) 590-9073 - MARIETTA, OK ....Loomis Longhorns - Contact: Bob & Pam Loomis (580) 276-7498 - NORCO, CA ....Bar-H-Ranch - Contact: Chris Herron (909) 721-7577 - BIG TIMBER, MT ....Contact: Dave Hodges - (406) 932-6181 - PONOKA, AB CANADA ....Contact: Jeff Jespersen - (780) 966-3320 -

A Moment in TLBAA History --continued from pg. 26

2010 RES. GR. CHAMPION FEMALE-YOUTH Sunrise Sofia 91 - John Moore

2010 GRAND CHAMPION BULL-YOUTH TL Twisted Ink - Kyle Tanner

2011 GR. CHAMPION MATURE FREE FEMALE DDM Kaboom - Doug & Darnell Muenchow

2011 RES. GRAND CH. FREE RANGE FEMALE DDL Miss Cowpoke - Sand Hills Ranch

2011 GR. CHAMPION HALTERED BULL-OPEN Sanddollar Mama's Boy-John & Diann Chase



2011 RES. GRAND CHAMPION STEER-YOUTH TL Bulletproof - Braden Tanner

2012 GRAND CHAMPION FREE RANGE 585 Constellation - Sand Hills Ranch

2012 RES. GRAND CHAMPION FREE FEMALE SS Chattahoochie - Devin Overdorf

2012 GR. CHAMPION FEMALE-OPEN Something Else 210 - Kathryn Leann Head

2012 RES. GR. CH. MATURE FEMALE-OPEN PLR Charmin' Miranda - Jeff Hoffman

2012 GRAND CHAMPION STEER-YOUTH Johnny Horton BCB - Tracey Weldon

2012 GRAND CHAMPION BULL-YOUTH CL Vesuvius - Jordan Culpepper

2013 GR.CHAMPION FREE MATURE FEMALE BHR Sweet Rose - John Marshall

2013 RES. GR. CHAMP. FREE MATURE FEMALE DDM Sombrah’s First Lady - Doug & Darnell Muenchow

2013 GR. CHAMP. HALTERED FEMALE-OPEN Sanddollar Cupcake - John & Diann Chase

2013 GR. CHAMP. MAT. HALTER FEMALE-OPEN HI 5'S Dream Catcher - Cody M. Himmelreich

2013 GRAND CHAMPION BULL-YOUTH Rocketman 8/12 - Hadley Morgan

2013 RES. GR. CHAMPION FEMALE-YOUTH Sanddollar Miss Society-Caroline Girard


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Nebraska Texas Longhorn Association 33 Annual Sale Results rd



riday, April 11th, cattle started arriving at this year’s sale location in Broken Bow, before our gathering at the Broken Bow Country Club. A nice crowd gathered for drinks, dinner and some good conversation. Saturday brought more beautiful weather, a great day for our first sale at Broken Bow Livestock. The sale was also able to be viewed at A big thank you to all that helped out; Paul Schlecht, Delwin & Vicki Smeal, Bill McCutchan, Joe McCutchan, Juice & Jody Nelson, Larry & Mary Ann Long, Bill & Karen Harwager, auctioneer Bill Sayre, CJ Sayre, Art Anders, Dennis Bennett, Rodger & Bonnie Damrow, Chelsey Georges, sale barn owners-Wendell & Kathy Brott and crew, vet Harold McCaslin and brand inspector Rex Meyers. Thank you to the consignors, buyers, auctioneer, members & friends for making this sale possible.

Highlights Catalog Sale Average: $877.08 55 Lots sold, 10 PO Non Catalog – 33 sold Non Catalog Average: $806.87 Overall Average: $862.11 Volume Buyer: Monte Painter, Springview, NE

✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯ HIGH SELLING LOT:

Bruce Scheer with son, Conner, Arlington, NE.

Crowd enjoying the sale.

Zack King, Arcadia, NE joins the NTLA after his purchase.


7LS MISS IRON MAXINE (Daughter of Iron Mike ST & 7LS Max’s Sidekick)

Vicki and Taylor Smeal, Scribner, NE; Jodi Nelson, Hornick, IA; Karen Harwager, Holstein, NE.

Consignor: Larry & Mary Ann Long, North Platte, NE Buyer: Lorin Lippert, Rapid City, SD

✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯ ADDITIONAL HIGH SELLING: $1,600– Surley the Goods (Daughter of Yellow Jacket 131/3 & Ozarks Sandy) Consignor: Larry & Mary Ann Long, North Platte, NE. Buyer: Elsie Rose, Morrill, NE. $1,550– SSR Painted Lady (Daughter of BBR MR Professional & BBR Paint Brush) Consignor: Sulu Som’re Ranch, Minatare, NE. Buyer: Drew Feller, Wisner, NE. $1,450– SSR Shy Eve (Daughter of Austinski & SSR Annie) Consignor: Sulu Som’re Ranch, Minatare, NE. Buyer: Jason Jagels, Davenport, IA. $1,400– ZD Miss Tomie Reba (Daughter of Tommie Vixen & Miss Fine Reba) Consignor: Anchor D Ranch, Belvidere, KS. Buyer: Elsie Rose, Morrill, NE.


Art Anders, Bill Harwager taking bids, Bill SayreAuctioneer, Greg Sherwood reading pedigrees. Richard Jr. with dad, Dick Robbins, Belvidere, KS.

Keith Mathey, WhiteLake, SD, excited about his buy.

Friday night get together. Texas Longhorn Trails

“ Get on the ”



even families representing the Wichita Refuge, Butler, Marks, Peeler, Phillips, Wright and Yates lines stepped in to save this hardy breed already being hailed as the Texas Longhorn. They knew then what we know now— that the Texas Longhorn’s survivor qualities deserved a little help from us humans to explain its importance to the cattle industry. Today we’re at a crossroads. Fort Worth has a unique opportunity to provide our beloved breed with a permanent world headquarters and museum in the Historic District of the Fort Worth Stockyards – an international destination in a city that was the last stop for drovers heading cattle up the Chisholm Trail. Sure, the Texas Longhorn migrated to Oklahoma, Kansas and beyond, but we can’t think of any place in the world that better reflects the heritage of our state’s namesake breed. Join us in building a home where your children’s children and their children can truly experience and enjoy the iconic Texas Longhorn. This peer of bison and grizzly bears survived drought, little or no grass, blizzards and Artic winds. It survived near extinction because early-day families stepped in to protest crossbreeding. Now it’s your turn to preserve the Longhorn’s legacy with a new home and all the dreams that go with it – from superb educational programs to creating an international network of impassioned ambassadors. We need $600,000 in hand to start the dirt work. We’re asking you, our TLBAA members and friends, to consider giving generously so you can be part of this history-making endeavor. We have numerous sponsorship opportunities for you to add your name to areas inside the museum and office building, depending on your level of giving. Become part of TLBAA history. Give what you can. Spread the Word. Get on the horn. With your support, the Texas Longhorn’s legacy will be known far and wide. With your gift, this magnificent living legend will live on. Get on the HORN.

Mike Coston CEO


Texas Longhorn Trails

Founders - $250,000 and up

• Name on gold plated branding iron designed exclusively for the building’s showcase. One for you and one for display in the building’s showcase • Naming opportunity in the building • Special invitation to the Grand Opening preview reception and tour of the building • Recognition in the Trails

Benefactors - $25,000 to $99,999 • Name on a belt buckle designed exclusively for the new building. One for you and one for display on the museum’s Wall of Honor • Naming opportunity in the building • Special invitation to the Grand Opening preview reception and tour of the building • Recognition in the Trails

Leaders - $100,000 to $249,999

• Name on silver or bronze plated branding irons designed exclusively for the new building. One branding iron for you and one for display in the building’s showcase (bronze plated branding iron for gifts of $100,000-$149,999; silver plated branding iron for gifts of $150,000-$249,999) • Naming opportunity in the building • Special invitation to the Grand Opening preview reception and tour of the building • Recognition in the Trails

Patrons - $10,000 to $24,999

• Name on a plaque designed for the new building’s Wall of Honor • Naming opportunity in the new building • Special invitation to the Grand Opening preview reception and tour of the building • Recognition in the Trails

Supporters - $1,000 to $9,999

• Name acknowledgment on the new building’s Wall of Honor • Naming opportunity in the building • Special invitation to the Grand Opening preview reception and tour of the building • Recognition in the Trails

Builders - $100 to $999

• Special Invitation to the Grand Opening • Prominent recognition in the Grand Opening program • Name recognition on a brick paver • Recognition in the Trails

Charitable Pledge Agreement

Name ________________________________________________________________________________________________ Address________________________________________________________________________________________________ City ______________________________________________________State ______________Zip ____________________ Telephone (Day) ________________________________ (Evening) __________________________________________

Pledge Amount $ ______________________________________________________________________________________ Payable as follows (please specify amounts and dates) __________ / __________ $ ____________ Mo.


______________ / ____________ $ ________________ Mo.


Month in which you wish to be sent a reminder __________________________________________________________ Donor signature


Please make gifts and securities payable to: Texas Longhorn Breeders of America Foundation P.O. Box 4430 Fort Worth, Texas 76164


p p u s r u o y r o f u o Thank y

The following is an alphabetical list of donors since 1982 to the Foundation World Headquarters & Museum Campaign. Every effort has been made to locate every past list of names of donors; however due to the period of time involved, some donors may have been omitted. If we have inadvertently left out your name, please contact the TLBAA office. Thank you for your help and generous support. CONTRIBUTORS TO THE Foundation World Headquarters & Museum Campaign INCLUDE:

Darlene Aldridge, DVM & John Parmley | Alft’s Longhorn Acres | Allison & Dunaway | Amon G. Carter Foundation Anonymous Donation | Kenneth Archer | Ark-La-Tex Longhorn Assn. | Avery Mays Construction | B & C Farms B. J. Barnhart Ranches | John T. & Betty Baker | Dr. L. V. & Pat Baker | Tom Barnes | Bar Cee Longhorn Ranch | Minford Beard Mikeal Beck | Charles Belen | B. Eugene Berry, M.D. | Mark Strever Blackwood | Blair Ranch | Levi & Brittni Blake | Don Blansitt Gary Bloomer | Clare Bogart | Mimi Bogart | Ray Bohy | Larry Bond | Mrs. Larry Bond | Gary & Teresa Bowdoin | Joe Brisbois Curtis Bruner | Brush Creek Ranch | Bullard Ranch | Donald & Annette Butts | Ken Caldwell | Riemer & Marcia Calhoun, Jr. Ronnie Campbell | Richard D. & Cheryl Carlson | Bow Carpenter | William B. Cary | W.C. Cheatham | Chris & Christina Clark Robert Douglas Clark | W.D. “Bill” & Shirley Clark | Clear Fork Ranch | Dan O. Coates | Dan W. Coates | Tom Cochran Bob Coffee | Mary Colgan | Moe Collins | T.W. Comer | George Conly | John M. Copeland | Don Corley Dustin & Missy Cothern | Richard & LuAnn Crist | Bob Crow | Larry Crumpton & Joe Cunningham | Shirley Crystal Cuerno Largo Cattle Co. | Palmore Currey II | Carl Curry | Dick & Cheryl Curry | Billy D. & Delynn Davis | James Davis Gene and Eileen Day | Mrs. Ted Derryberry | JoAnne & Jim Dickens | Richard Dimon | Darin & Dawn Divinia |Claude H. Dixon James P. Dodds | Warren & Cathy Dorathy | Wallace E. Downey | Neil & Paula Dugger | Frank Doherty | Double R Acres Dow Longhorn Ranch | A.E. & Laura DuBose | El Coyote Ranch | Bernard Esunas | Evans Cattle Co. | Dave & Billicarole Evans Shirkie Evans | James & Pia Eyman | Allan Finch | Howard Fleming | Bobby & Linda Fletcher | Rick & Tracey Friedrich Fuhriman Cattle Co. | Wilford Fultz | G-C Longhorns | G R Ranch | Gerald Galipp | Asa & Joan Gamble | Ron & Donna Garison Gene Garrett | Judge Thomas & Nola F. Gee | George J. Gerst, Sr. | Don Gibson | Golden Spread TLBA | Tom & LeAnna Graham Tom & William L. Graham | Lucas Graywolf | Cecil Guinn | Dot & Dick Hansen | Sidney Hanson | Sidney Hanson, Sr. David L. or Robert W. Harcrow | Doyle Harrell | Harrell & Sons Cattle Co. | James Hazelton | C.W. Hellen | C.W. Hellen, Jr. Don Henderson | Gary Henry | Donald E. Herrmann | Dr. Gene & Lana Hightower | Verlon Hilburn | Jerry Hodge Ruth & Johnny Hoffman | Dan Hoffmeyer | Mrs. M.P. Hoiness | Hattie Holbein | Holland Farms, Inc. | Linda C. Holt | Erin Hornbrook Rufus Low Hoyd | Bill & Elizabeth Hudson | Scott Hughes & Jessica Morris | Ken Humphrey | J.B. & Mitzi Hunn | Edith Isaacs J.W. Isaacs | Greg and Sandy Jameson | Mrs. Judy Jenkins | Jerry Cook Ranch | Jeff Jespersen & John Jespersen | Mrs. Johnson Joe Paul Jones | K & M Plastics | David Kelley | Carl Lee Kemp | King Ranch | Glenn King | Robert R. King | Jack Klutts Kropp Cattle Company | Joel and Tamara Kuntz | Lloyd (Speedy) La Fond | T.E. Laughlin | Arthur B. E. Lauman | Mike Leak H.C. Lewis | Rosemary & Bill Lourcey | Dick & Peg Lowe | Kathy & Denny Lux | Mike & Kim MacLeod | James Maddle Mrs. Harry H. Magee | Maudeen Marks | Travis & Jeanne Marks | Ronald J. Martens | Donald Martin | Max L. Massengale Watt Matthews | Red & Charline McCombs | W.C. & C.R. McCowen | L.D. & Debbie McIntyre | Jack McManus | Michael McTeod Joy Merritt | Meshell Farms | Todd & Kelli McKnight | Susy McQueen | Betty Baggett Miller | Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller “Money Maker Bull” | Money Maker Bull Project | Moore’s Longhorn Ranch| Jean Moore | Ray & Bernice Moore Morgan Davis Publishing Co. | Edward L. Moses, Jr. | Mountain & Plains Texas Longhorn Association | John R. Mower | Joe Mueggenborg James Munster II | Nacogdoches TX Longhorn Sale | Bill Nash | Sandra K. Nordhausen | North TX & OK Longhorn Assoc. David & Jo Anne Norwood | Oklahoma Texas Longhorn Assn. | Open Triangle Ranch | Jack Orem, Jr. | L.R. Orsburn M.C. Overton II, M.D. | Marvin Overton | Marvin Overton III | Chris & Lisa Parker | James R. Parkey III | Doug & Sally Pence Craig Perez | Hoyd Perryman | Jack & Betty Phillips | J.G. Phillips, Jr. | John G. Phillips III | Charles Pilling, Jr.


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GET ON THE HORN Even though early Texas Longhorns survived harsh weather conditions, they were being crossbred to near extinction. Thankfully the breed’s stewards back then and today are legion. Among them the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America, its Foundation and you – our members and friends. As you may know, the TLBAA has long sought a permanent place to call home, a place where we can continue to serve this peerless cattle breed with goals to: • Recognize the Texas Longhorn as a distinct breed and protect its unique connection with American history; • Promote breeding practices and preserve its purity; • Heighten public awareness of this distinct breed through ongoing education; • Recognize present breeders and encourage others to develop and maintain herds registered with the association to reserve this magnificent breed for posterity; • Aid in advancing scientific knowledge of past ancestry and future breeding of Texas Longhorn cattle; • And do such other things that are in the best interest of the breed, none of which shall be for profit. We have a dream for our new home, one as wide as BL Rio Catchit’s horns, which measured at 92.625” Tip-To-Tip, in 2013. We also have the blueprints, permits and a location we already own. Now, all we need is you. We cannot do this without your support, TLBAA members and friends. This will be your opportunity to preserve the legacy of a breed that has made more history than any other breed of cattle in the civilized world. It’s been a long time coming, but we’re finally getting there, thanks to your help. From day one, the TLBAA has taken the long view, planning for a hybrid facility that can move along our day-to-day business and at the same time acquaint the world with a breed that determined the character and occupation of the American Cowboy. Half of the space inside our new 10,000-square foot home will be dedicated to meeting the important needs of our 4,000 members while managing projects that include sales, events, the Longhorn registry and our exceptional Trails Magazine. The other half will be dedicated to telling the riveting story of the Texas Longhorn. Our welcoming museum will walk you through more than 300 years of Longhorn mystique. You’ll learn how this iconic breed was responsible for the birth of the American Cowboy, how it fed the folks in the North after the Civil War, and how it was the heart that pumped life into the famous Chisholm Trail. Displays focused on the Longhorn’s future will widen you interest event further – on topics August 2014

ranging from lean beef to breeding to the breathtaking horn structure that always holds our gaze. Artifacts to interactive educational stations, this will be a museum for Texas neighbors, international visitors and you. We guarantee you’ll leave with an even deeper appreciation for what this magnificent breed represents and for the incredible hardships it endured to become the Longhorn we know today –and depend upon for tomorrow. All we need is you. We cannot do this without your support, TLBAA members and friends. This will be your opportunity to preserve the legacy of a breed that has made more history than any other breed of cattle in the civilized world. Become part of TLBAA history. Give what you can. Spread the word. GET ON THE HORN


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Dorie Damuth: A True By Henry King

With a family history that connects her to the pioneers of the Stephen F. Austin Land Grant – the first Anglo settlement in what is now Texas – and personal involvement that ties in with the Space Age, Dorie Damuth can claim a very wide swath of Texas history. But even her involvement with ranching and Texas Longhorn cattle, important as they are in her life, leaves much of her story untold. An itemized list would include the

the prestigious Trailblazers Award from the Houston Livestock Show, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration chose her to receive its NASA Public Service Medal. She also taught Sunday School 27 years in the First Baptist Church of Magnolia. Born Dora Belle Scott in Buna, Texas, she went from first grade through the twelfth in that school and was valedictorian of her graduating class. She

Dorie shows Flying D Ranch cattle to visitors in 2007. first woman director of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, co-owner and creator of two corporations, co-author of a college textbook, Mrs. Texas in the Mrs. America pageant, International Goodwill Ambassador for the Treasury Department’s US Savings Bonds, Director of Community Relations for The Woodlands Development Corporation, and founding member of the Board of Directors of the First State Bank of Magnolia. In 2005, she was recognized with


lived six miles from Buna on her parent’s little farm – 30 acres that they had purchased from Grandfather Richardson. It adjoined the grandparents’ land, so there were never new neighbors around them. Dorie’s father, Archie Scott, raised cattle and sheep and was involved in pipeline construction. “He might be off in some other state or even Canada,” Dorie explained. “He might be gone two or three months, then come home,

stay a while, get the crops in – the corn and the peas and everything. I remember when I was small helping get a sheep untangled from a hogwire fence. The sheep were always doing that, then crying and bleating.” “All around us was a forest and we had black panthers and cougars and all that kind of stuff in the woods. My grandfather Richardson killed the last black bear anyone has a record of in Jasper County. He sold the hide then went and bought a bull of one of the English breeds. Unfortunately, he was one of those old-time ranchers who almost made the Longhorns extinct.” Dorie’s maternal grandfather, Hardy Greenberry Richardson, was a descendant of a pioneer family that was part of the Stephen F. Austin land grant colony. His inheritance was about three miles along the Neches River, where he ran Longhorns on the higher land. By the time Dorie and her sister could help him work his cattle, he had switched breeds and was raising Brahmans. “But he held on to his Longhorns up until I was about nine or ten,” said Dorie, “then everybody was selling them and going to the English breeds. Our family had a sorrel cow horse and one time when my father came home from a pipeline job, he brought a Shetland pony complete with a cute little saddle. When we were working cows, one of us would have to ride that Shetland pony. We would take turns, and we would always remember who rode him last.” Following high school, Dorie went to the University of Texas and as a freshman, pledged Zeta Tau Alpha. Her sorority sisters were important in her life, in college and later on in her business life. Dorie’s sister was getting married to an A&M student following his graduation, and Dorie was to be Maid of Honor. It was to be a combination military and church wedding held in the Methodist Texas Longhorn Trails


Dorie and husband G.C. "Bo" Damuth (above)enjoyed a big FUN TLBAA function during the mid-80s. Dorie shows off a special doe skin western dress made from a deer "Bo" hunted and provided for the "dress" project. (Right) Church in College Station. Dorie was finishing her sophomore finals and Bo, who was college roommate of the groom and Best Man at his wedding, was sent to Austin to bring Dorie to the ceremony. Dorie and a friend had gone to lunch, Bo got to Austin early, and as Dorie returned, she saw this good-looking cowboy, one foot propped up on the bumper of his car, his big hat pushed back, waiting for her. She immediately told her girlfriend, “Oh my God, I think I’m going to marry that man!” To which her girlfriend replied, “Dorie, you’re just like the Lord – you love them all!” The duo drove to A&M where the big rehearsal dinner was to be held, and sure enough, Bo proposed to her that night. Dorie’s sister, Shirley Ann and her fiancée had been trying to get Bo and Dorie together for over a year, but Dorie was so involved with collegiate and sorority acAugust 2014


tivities that they had never made that connection. Within a month after her sister’s wedding, Dorie and Bo got married. Grover Cleveland “Bo” Damuth, of Magnolia, Texas was a fourth generation native of Montgomery County. Born into a ranching family, he competed in rodeo and was a professional rodeo clown and bull fighter. “My poor mother had just gone through this big production – the Aggie boots, the crossed swords and the whole nine yards at the wedding – and here I was,” said Dorie, “about to surprise her with another.” “All these Aggies had been in the ROTC together and they were getting ready to go off to the Korean War. They were now Second Lieutenants and headed to Fort Benning, Georgia to begin active duty in the Army. Bo was one of those soldiers, so we had a very short time to plan our wedding.” Through his rodeo activities, Bo got to know famous announcer Dan Coats, who told Bo, “This is such a special time and you’re going to be leaving right away, you need to do something kind of crazy.” And being the consummate showman, he suggested a ceremony at a rodeo. Bo pitched the idea to Dorie, she thought it sounded like fun, her mother fainted two or three times and her sorority sisters thought she was crazy. The Tomball, Texas Rodeo, July 5, 1952 was packed with spectators, with the families of the bride and groom, and sorority sisters from Austin. Dressed in classic Western regalia and each astride silver mounted saddles on white horses, Dorie and Bo became man and wife through the ministry of Pastor John Paul Jones, a Baptist minister mounted on a Paint horse. The organist was on a flatbed trailer and the wedding took place just before the bull riding. There were over 5,000 people there, standing room only, and lining the arena were 30 members of the Harris County Mounted Sheriff’s Posse. “We had a traditional wedding,” said Dorie, “but it was just in a rodeo arena. We were always going to do our vows over again, but you could have heard a pin drop, it was so quiet. We never did


them over again, and it lasted 52 years until Bo died.” The wedding was covered by media all over the country and even in Europe, because nobody had done anything like it before. After Bo’s service at Fort Benning and being mustered out of the Army, the couple returned to Magnolia and Bo went to work on the family ranch. The Damuth family had extensive holdings, deeded and leased, and Bo’s father was one of the dominant cattlemen in the area. Bo later ran for public office, and at

going to have Longhorns. About that time, they bought the ranch at Somerville and the mineral rights paid off with the development of the Austin Chalk – and Betty could buy whatever Longhorns she wanted. She knew her cows, and she bought really, really good stuff.” “A year or two later, Bo and I were going to some sales and started to think we would buy one or two. Betty got me cornered one day and said she was going to teach me what we should buy. We had ten heifers that were crosses of purebred Angus and Herefords that my mother had given us, and Betty bought them for recip cows; with the proceeds, we The late Don Limb and Dorie started our Longhorn herd. Damuth reminisce about the We bought our first Longfunding of the NASA Longhorn horn bull from Blackie Graves. I got a phone call project (also known as from Betty Lamb, and she C.A.S.E). Commemorative told me Blackie had weaned poster was presented to each his bulls and had his best of them during this moment of prospects in a pen. She said to get up there quick before the annual TLBGCA meeting they were picked over. The held at the NASA Longhorn one we chose was a son of pavilion in the fall of 2009. Classic out of a terrific brindle cow. We named him Sir Classic and he did a wonage 27, was the youngest County Comderful job for us.” missioner in Texas history. He had all the Many of their purchases were threecertifications for a real estate appraiser, in-one packages, so they had a variety of and for a number of years, was the tax asbloodlines, but they favored the calves sessor-collector for the Magnolia Indesired by Betty’s famous bull, Hondo. pendent School District. From there, he They bought some Wright cows because was chosen by the county judge of Montthey really liked the twisty horn. “We sacgomery County to help in the original rificed length for twist and character,” obdevelopment of the county’s appraisal served Dorie, “and it is still true today.” district. After many years of service, the And as time went on, they favored former County Commissioner retired as Measle’s Super Ranger and mixed in Director of Agricultural & Timber Evalusome Butler breeding. ations of Montgomery County Central Since Bo’s death in March 2004, Appraisal District. Dorie had been running the ranch. After being mustered out of the Army, Knowing she had to downsize, she Bo continued his professional rodeo wanted to reduce the herd without declowning and bull fighting, and by this stroying the breeding program that she time their young son traveled with the and Bo had spent 21 years creating. couple. They hung out with Betty and “We’ve got these old bloodlines, and Billy Lamb and two or three other couwe hold on to certain cows because I ples, doing the rodeo stuff. know they are producers. We had a show “Betty and I were best friends all those heifer, Latigo’s Reese’s Pieces FD, who at years,” said Dorie. “She and Billy lived in 11-1/2 months won Reserve Champion La Porte, and if we had a rodeo down Junior Female in the Open Show this there, Bo and I would spend the night year at the Houston Livestock Show. She with them. We would take our son, Scott, was also Champion Junior Female and and he would play with their son, Billy Reserve Grand Champion Female in the Mac. Betty and I talked a lot about cattle Youth Show.” and we said some day, some day, we are --continued on pg.71 Texas Longhorn Trails

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WORLD SHOW JUDGES KIPP BROWN: TLBT YOUTH SHOW Kipp Brown is the Extension Livestock Coordinator with the Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences (ADS) at Mississippi State University. He serves as the advisor of the livestock judging team, a small ruminant specialist, and assists in the mission of ADS. Brown has conducted clinics and educational programs about the junior livestock program and meat goats around the country. He has served on the staff of the “Be a Champ” camps, the Aggieland Goat Camp, and he organized the Dixie Youth Livestock camps. He is published with articles and educational materials on livestock and junior livestock projects. Brown is the single parent of daughter, Stacey and son Justin, who where both successful at raising and showing many champion animals on the local and national levels during their show career. Brown is a graduate of East Holmes Academy, Holmes Community College, and Mississippi State University. Following college Brown worked as an agricultural loan officer, vice-president of a national agricultural holding company, and beef cattle marketing specialist with the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association. In 1993, Brown accepted the position of Director for the International Livestock Program with additional responsibilities to the ADS department head. He served as coordinator of the MSU livestock judging team, and as assistant to the 4-H livestock specialist. He served 22 counties of northwest Mississippi as the area livestock agent from 1998-2012 with a primary area of expertise in the 4-H livestock program, and as the meat-goat agent for the entire state. Brown enjoys working with young people in the junior livestock program. He has judged livestock at all levels throughout the country. He assists in the

management of local and district livestock shows as well as, the Mississippi State Fair, Dixie National Junior Round Up, Dixie National Livestock Show, and serves as the livestock superintendent for the Dixie National Collegiate Livestock Judging Contest. In his spare time he enjoys breeding, training, and competing with his registered Walker fox hounds. Brown considers structure to be the most important trait to consider in the evaluation of all livestock, as everything is built from the ground up. Without proper structure, cattle will not be able to hold up for breeding, utilization of forages, or basic survival. He adds that light boned, ill structured cattle will not advance the breed. Body capacity is important for utilization of forage, performance and reproduction. At the same time, bigger is not necessarily better. He feels it is important to keep in mind, that moderate framed cattle that produce a higher percentage of their body weight in product are more economical. Therefore a length of spine is desired, as it equates to more product and body capacity. Muscle is also important because all cattle are utilized for beef production at some point. This is much more important in bulls than females. Once these attributes are combined together properly to provide an eye appealing picture that flows from front to rear, Brown says, that balance is achieved and will be near ideal in terms of the Texas Longhorn breed. While there is seldom a perfect one to suit every individual’s taste and opinion, Brown says, “it is our job as livestock evaluators to take these basics, add the outstanding traits we are looking for in Texas Longhorn cattle, and give an opinion. I look forward to working with the youth and evaluating their cattle.”

LANA HIGHTOWER: TLBAA FREE DIVISION Lana Hightower states that it is a privilege and honor when she is invited to evaluate Texas Longhorns at a show or futurity. She loves the heritage of this magnificent breed and understands the contribution that the Longhorn has made to the beef industry, and importance in the future. Hightower is interested in preserving the unique characteristics that set the breed apart from all other beef breeds, and follows the breed guidelines established by the TLBAA. When judging Longhorns, she looks for correct conformation, structure, an animal that exhibits balance, natural depth, thickness, good angulation throughout, and the ability to travel. She also looks for the structure that insures the breed will continue to have the calving ease that it is known for. Hightower says, “A slight slope, hooks to pins, rather than a


level rump, is a breed characteristic that is very important. “I like to see an animal that has nice ‘show bloom’ conditioning, without excessive fat cover, that could hinder production,” says Hightower. According to Hightower, this breed is known for its wild color combinations that can catch a judge’s eye, but a solid white, red or black has equal consideration in her eye. She adds that Longhorns have added market value in their horn development, so horn length and shape at every age level is an important factor. She looks for the “complete package,” functional Longhorn that would make you want to raise your hand at any sale. Hightower enjoys attending the the Grand Champion drive to see what animals have risen to the top in each of their respective classes. She shares that if she has done her job, they should be consistent in all aspects and should be representative of the best Longhorns exhibited at that show. – continued on to p.46

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DALE HUNT: TLBAA TROPHY STEERS In high school, Hunt was active through FFA and served two years on the judging team. He then went on to study agricultural business in college. In 1988, Hunt started raising Longhorns. Currently, Hunt and his fiance, Sherrill, have 60 breeding-age Longhorns. They have had a Champion Female on the show circuit, a Champion Jr. Steer as well as Horn Showcase champions.

Hunt states that he has read pedigrees at many of the sales over the years and feels that he knows the value of a good animal. Hunt will be one of the three judges for the Trophy Steer class. This is judged differently from breeding stock classes. “It is a Trophy Steer class,” Hunt says, “not a carcass class. These animals do not produce, they are the icon of the Old West.” Hunt will be looking for an outstanding animal that can travel, has lots of color and outstanding horns. Hunt thanks everyone for allowing him to be a judge.

BRANDON CALLIS: TLBAA OPEN HALTERED DIVISION Brandon Callis is from Cogar, OK, located just west of Oklahoma City. Callis is a 2005 grad from Texas A&M where he majored in animal science and was part of the 2004 National Champion judging team. After attending Texas A&M, Callis went on to Kansas State University and received a bachelor’s degree in animal breeding and Genetics. While there, he served as assistant coach of the livestock judging team. Currently, Callis is working on a Ph.D. in beef cattle science from Texas A&M. He serves as an instructor for the livestock judging team, and coaches at Redlands Community College in El Reno, OK. Callis and his wife Kelly, own a

small cow herd comprised of Simmental and Simmental influenced cattle. They have three kids, Braedon who is five, Kylie age three, and Cambrie who is three months. Callis says that he has been very blessed to travel and judge in 30 states and three countries. Callis will tell you that livestock evaluation is something that brings him great joy, and combining that with youth puts him in the perfect spot. He considers himself a very simple person who values cattle and showmen that are useful and productive. From his judging standpoint, cattle need to be practical, sound, and balanced. He says, “A good showmen is patient and courteous, but competitive and confident.” Callis is looking forward to working with the Longhorn association this summer and is confident that it will be a fun filled event.

BOB LOOMIS: TLBAA TROPHY STEERS Bob Loomis of Overbrook, OK, will be a part of the three-man judging system during the Trophy Steer Show at this year's TLBAA World Show. Loomis started in the Texas Longhorn breed in 1985, and his breeding program has pushed full steam ahead. Loomis has raised the longest horned cow and bull in the industry with Cowboy Tuff Chex measuring over 90" Tip-to-Tip. His mother, BL Rio Catchit, is the only 90” cow in the industry. Both animals were measured during the TLBAA Horn Showcase in October 2013. Loomis says, “I have been raising Longhorns for 30 years, and Cowboy Tuff Chex and BL Rio Catchit are what I have been shooting for all of my life.”

Loomis is also known as a reining icon as he is a 12 time World Reining Champion. With six open futurity championships, Bob Loomis has more National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) victories than any other rider in the industry, and he was inducted into the the National Reining Hall of Fame in 1992. In addition, he has won the NRHA Derby and Superstakes, and trained and showed numerous AQHA and NRHA world champions. The American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame inducted Loomis in 2012. When asked about his judging responsibilities during the World Show, Loomis stated he is looking for an eye-catching steer with good conformation and lots of horn and shape. This steer should possess lots of color and exhibit full body shape.

JIMMY JONES: Jimmy Jones has lived In Greenville, AL, most of his life and spent three years; six months; five days; three hours; and 38 minutes in the United States Marine Corps. Jones also received an all-expense paid vacation for 13 months in Vietnam. Currently, Jones owns the family tire store where he has worked most of his adult life. He was in the rodeo ring for 10 years and in 2010, was inducted into the Professional Cowboy Association (PCA) Hall of Fame. In 1986, Jones began his journey into the Longhorn business. In 2009, he was selected as Co-Breeder of the Year.


His entire program is based on prediction. Years ago, someone told Jones that, “Longhorns provide endless possibilities,” but Jones says, “I do not want to be in the ‘possibility’ business; I want to be in the probability. I own more bulls on a per-capita basis than anybody in the breed, but they are out of top proven cows.” As far as what he is looking for in the breed, he is looking for the total package. Jones says, that he has been blessed and helped by so many people in the breed, “I can pass on advice that has been handed down to me from some real breeders,” says Jones. He added that he would tell others to go after the producers...go after the proof.

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by Carolyn Hunter (reprinted from April 2008 TRAILS Magazine) (Presented at the 2007 Texas Longhorn Breeders of New Mexico Field Day)

ow many times have you gone to a sale and while you’re looking at cattle or even watching the sale waiting to bid, someone says “I want to show you something….”, pulling out a small photo album or a group of photos from his (or her) pocket? No, it’s not his grandkids he wants to show you. It’s his cattle. Then he proceeds to show you his up-and-coming bull, the newest heifer or even a photo of every animal in his herd. Photos are a good marketing tool, but there are more uses for quality photographs than just showing them to every person at a sale or show.

WHY ? You need it for a record of your animal for I.D. purposes. If you take photographs at regular intervals, you will have a record of how an animal is maturing, a color change or horn growth. It is also helpful to have photos of the sire and dam. The purpose of this is two-fold. You can show your animal’s parents, plus you have a photo of what the parents are producing. You have them available to show prospective buyers. Keep the photos on your computer to e-mail or have several prints made so that you can mail them out if requested. You have them available for advertising. Web site, print advertising, catalogs, business cards, etc. Be sure to have as up-to-date photos as possible for the catalogs and then have a last minute photo of your consignments at the sale, since younger animals may change quite a bit by the time the catalogs come out. Photos are fun! You can take sunrise shots, sunset shots and dramatic shots of your cattle and your ranch. They make good Christmas cards, business cards or art framed on your wall. --continued on pg. 58


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All TLBAA members are encouraged to nominate fellow breeders for the special honors. The TLBAA special awards will be presented Friday, January 16, 2015 as a part of the Texas Longhorn Weekend during the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, in Fort Worth, Texas. Nominees must be active TLBAA members in good standing. Nominations should be in written format and can include reasons about why/how the nominee fulfills the described criteria of the award. Nominations should be emailed to: If you are unable to email you may fax or mail to the TLBAA office, it will be forwarded to the awards committee.

Jack Phillips Award The Jack Phillips Award is named after former TLBAA President Jack Phillips who was a quiet, yet forceful presence in the TLBAA. The award honors individuals who have worked selflessly for the Longhorn and breeders alike, without recognition.

Mel Raley Rising Star Mel Raley will always be remembered as a shining star for the TLBAA because of his ability to share his vast knowledge of the Longhorn breed with new members. This special recognition is awarded to those who have been a member for less than five years and through involvement and sustained enthusiasm have made a positive impact on their peers and on the Longhorn breed.

Elmer Parker Lifetime Award Lifetime Devotion to the Texas Longhorn Breed and Its Breeders

Elmer Parker was a longtime employee and manager of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge Longhorn herd. Parker joined the staff at the Refuge in 1946, learning from the previous Longhorn managers: Earl Drummond, Heck Schrader and Joe Bill Lee. In 1968, he took over the responsibilities of the Longhorns at the Refuge and continued until his retirement in 1981. Thus, the continuity of Longhorn expertise at the Refuge continued for more than half a century. The Parker Brown color designation on Longhorn registrations was named after Elmer Parker – the dark brown, almost black color, with a lighter dorsal stripe, was one of his favorite colors.

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The Dave Evans Breeder of the Year Award

Perpetuation Promotion of the Texas Longhorn Breed

A native Texan, Dave Evans entered the Texas Longhorn industry in 1977, establishing the Yellow Pine Ranch at Cuchara, CO. He and his wife, Billicarole, quickly became enthusiastic about the breed and additional ranches were purchased to supplement the original ranch. Evans served on the Board of Directors of both the TLBAA and the Mountains & Plains Texas Longhorn Association. He also served terms as TLBAA Vice-President. He was a founding partner and host of the Colorado National Texas Longhorn Sale, a record-breaking event when it started in 1981, which continued to be one of the industry’s major events for many years. From the start, Evans realized the necessity of using the best bulls available in the breed in order to develop a top herd. His goal was to breed for consistent size as well as correctness and outstanding horns. He purchased Texas Ranger JR in 1980, and then Dixie Rebel and Major Investment. In 1986, Evans acquired CT Spoty Ruler, the bull he considered to be the best he’d ever owned. Before his untimely death, Evans had succeeded in breeding a herd of Texas Longhorns that were well recognized in the breed. It is therefore a significant honor to be a recipient of this award, named in honor of this dedicated Longhorn breeder.



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Get as good a camera as you can. Research cameras on

the Internet, talk to salesmen and check with friends whose photographs look good. For your purposes, it may not be the most expensive. The most important things to look for are ease of use, speed and zoom. Some people prefer their faithful SLR (single lens reflex) which takes very good photos, but requires patience, knowledge and practice to adjust settings, focus and lighting. A fast, all around purpose film is 400 ASA. Most people now use digital cameras for ease of use. Again the digital SLRs seem to be faster and take sharper photos. Here the key is SLR Camera fast…because we all know cattle aren’t inclined to stand there and wait for you to snap the photo, like your Aunt Kathy does. You’re looking at $500 and up for a good one. Invest in a good zoom lens so that you don’t have to be so close to the animal. You may want to look at the size of the LED screen, if you plan to shoot from the screen. I use a Kodak digital camera, which retails for $299. I like it because there is no setting required, it zooms in and out with Digital Camera ease and takes excellent photos. The biggest drawback is the slow speed. When you’re ready to snap you don’t want to wait. Read the instruction manual. This is very important for an SLR camera, but it is also imperative for even a simple “point and shoot” digital camera. Set your digital camera for photos with a high resolution and larger picture size. Generally that’s the default. You want one that will take at least 4x6 but 8x10 or slightly larger is preferable. Resolution means the photo will be sharper with better contrast and will reproduce at a better quality. After you’ve downloaded your photos (at least 300 dpi), you can always reduce the resolution for ease in e-mailing or to use on your Web site. Web site photos are lower resolution and will not reproduce well in advertisements. High resolution pictures take way too long to load on the computer, which can lose you customers. Whichever camera you pick, practice, practice, practice. Sit in your recliner and snap photos of your TV, the living room, or any thing you please. Take photos of your dog, your wife, your kids. Go out with your cows and try different shots. Anything to familiarize yourself with the camera. The more you use it, the more you’ll feel comfortable with it. And the beauty of the digital camera is that you don’t have the expense of having these practice shots printed, you can just erase them on your camera. You may or may not want the dates on your photos. It’s a good record if you are watching animals as they progress, but not for publication.

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Carry your camera with you at all times. You never know when you are going to get the perfect shot or need a record of a new calf. Make sure that you have extra batteries, memory card, film or whatever your camera requires with you.

PLAN AHEAD. If it’s fly season, you might want to spray your animals ahead of time. Otherwise, you’ll have tails swishing and up on their back or heads slinging. If you’ve just put your bull in a pasture with some new cows, wait a few days until he’s all settled in. If there is a cow in heat, it is next to impossible to get a good shot. If you are going to put him in another pasture for photos, move him several days ahead so he’s not frantically walking the fence. Try to take photos when the grass is green, which may not always be possible. If you do have the right conditions, you may want to take as many different cattle photos as possible so you’ll have them available.

CHECK THE TIME. The best time to take photos is in the morning, generally 9:30-11, depending on the time of year and then again from 3:30–5 or 6 in the afternoon. You do not want the sun overhead because it will hit the animal directly on the back. If the sun is directly behind the animal, the animal will be dark as a result of the backlighting. The sun should hit the animal on the near side, highlighting the animal on the side showing the muscling and conformation. A black animal is the most difficult to photograph. The light needs to be exactly right to give him any depth at all, and you’re wasting your time if you have the sun behind its back. You will be standing with the sun behind your back. Remember to be far enough from the animal that your shadow will not show in the photo.

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natural. However, it does help to have someone with you to grab the cattle’s attention. If they are strangers to livestock, brief them on how to behave around cattle.

GET OUT OF THE PICKUP. Taking a photo from the cab of a pickup makes you look down on the animal, distorting its head, etc. and making the animal look smaller. Besides many of these shots include parts of the truck…not needed for showcasing your cattle

Do not feed them. They’re like photos of people at the dining table. Their heads will be down, their mouths full, chewing-chewing-chewing. Very seldom will you see a photo of a cow eating that will work. Let the cows come to you. Texas Longhorns are naturally curious. Take a lawn chair down to the pasture or sit on the bed of the pickup because if you wait, they will come. Walk calmly around. No fast movements, just as you do when you’re working them. Once you’ve selected your animal, watch for the perfect time. Cows are a lot like people. Some will pose for you and seem to enjoy it; others will turn every time and you will never get a good shot unless it’s at a distance (remember, the zoom lens, that’s what it’s for).

ground, the animal’s front legs should be on the higher ground. Your animal will always be unappealing if its front legs are in a hole. This is not to say a three-quarter angle shot won’t work. It just depends on the position. As for a head-on shot, I’ve seen few that would work unless the body is completely cropped off.

The ideal stance is to have the front two legs slightly separated so they don’t look like a post. Have the near hind leg back so that the cow’s udder is showing or the bull is showing why he’s your herd sire.

The head: You want it turned slightly towards you so that you get a good shot of the horn span. After all, we’re talking Longhorns here. An animal facing directly forward distorts body and horn length in a negative fashion and a cow with her head turned too far toward the camera will give the appearance of a short neck. The easiest way to catch an animal’s attention and get its ears forward is to have someone else with you to get their attention. If you’re by yourself, you can make a clicking noise, wave your hat or whatever works. Here it’s a little tricky to wave your hat and take a photo at the same time. Be careful that the brim of your hat doesn’t affect the photo. If you favor a baseball cap, turn the bill around backwards. Have room to back up; you want the entire cow in the photo and centered if possible. Do not cut off any horns, feet or rump. Now after you’ve worked around and got your animal in the perfect position, I’m going to throw another kink into your

POSITION. Try a 90 degree angle to the animal. You may want to pretend that there is a target on your animal, on its ribs about halfway down. Then move a little forward until you’re standing about at their shoulder. Squat down a little or even lay down if it suits your purpose. This makes the animal look larger, and the proportions are closer to right. Attempt to have your animal stand uphill. In other words, if it is not standing on level --continued on pg. 71


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IN MEMORIAM Diann Alford Chase FORT WORTH - Diann Alford Chase, 76, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 19, 2014. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in her honor to the Autobahn MotorCar Group Youth Scholarship Tour, 3000 White Settlement Rd. Fort Worth, TX 76107 or the charity of your choice. Diann was born July 11, 1937, in San Antonio, TX, to Jim and Helen

Alford. The family moved to Dallas where she graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School. Fifty-one years ago she married the love of her life, John Chase. Together they raised their son, Chad, began the Autobahn MotorCar Group and shared a love and devotion to Christ that was the envy of others. With Diann's marriage to John, she brought God's order and direction into his life. She was a member of Tate Springs Baptist Church and a charter member of the J Bar J Cowboy Church. Diann was benevolent and humble. She championed youth and was committed to providing opportunities through the Autobahn Motorcar Group Youth Scholarship Tour, Diann Chase Scholarship for Academic Excellence

and the annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Automobile Raffle. Due to her vision, countless young people will realize their dreams and her philanthropic impact will be felt for generations. It is said that, “no one stands as tall as when they stoop to help a child," in that case heaven has a new giant. Survivors: Loving husband, John Chase; son, John Sprague Chase III (Chad) and wife, Yvette of Fort Worth; granddaughters, Chelsea, Chandler and Charley Chase; grandson, John Sprague Chase IV (Jack); sister, Darlene Powledge; nephew, Craig Powledge and wife, Nancy; grandnephew, Rory and grandniece, Caroline; niece Lauri Morris, grandnephews Max and Brye Scott.

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TLBAA E-Blast POLICY Our members are extremely important to us, and we strive to provide the most timely and efficient service possible. Effective immediately, Affiliates will be limited to four E-blasts free of charge per year. The TLBAA is short-staffed, and many times, we work weekends and evenings to guarantee your E-blast is created and sent out in a timely manner, considering our 2-3 day turnaround guarantee. This service is provided for free. WE NEED YOUR HELP!

$60 W you send in your materials for E-blasts, please provide as When s i t s a l b E e h c w a E close to correct information, including: onal $15 n! i t i d d a • Correct verbiage• Complete Registered Cattle Names For an ssifieds optio a l c • Date of birth • Pedigrees • Titles • Headlines offer a • Updated info and the exact graphics Effective immediately, we are initiating a fee based on the number of corrections or additions to your E-blasts. Your first round of changes will be at no cost. After that, each time there is a change there will be a $10 charge per E-blast change. We would appreciate the affiliates who run E-blasts to help the TRAILS staff in getting your E-blasts sent out in a timely manner. Hopefully, this will help you and our staff from working over-time and weekends. For more information, contact Kelli Fulkerson at or (817) 625-6241

East Texas Longhorn Association was well-represented at the 2014 Autobahnanza June 11-15. The following results were calculated: Emily Calhoun placed sixth in the Junior Showmanship, fifth place with steer, VL Iron Man, and third place in the Junior Sculpture Art contest. Savanah Calhoun placed fifth with bull, VL Quantum S A X E T T Wings, ninth place with steer, BRR Wild Lightening Bill, S S R A E EDE E R third place in Intermediate Livestock Judging and first B N R O H G N place in the Relay Race. N O O L ATI Haley Calhoun placed seventh with heifer, BRR Double Stuffed, fifth place with steer, ASSOCI VL Quantum Rodeo, fifth place with bull, VL Jet Eye, fourth place with bull, SCC Norigard and seventh with heifer, BRR Pistol Peach. Amy Weatherholtz Avery Roesler made All-Around Junior Showmanship, Ag Mechanics Junior second place, President Essay third place; Junior Heifers: R4 Carrotcake placed seventh, Sanddollar Journey placed second; (903) 681-0353 Intermediate Heifers: R4 Red Velvet placed first and HD Buttermilk placed first; Senior Females: R4 Trail of Roses placed third; Bulls: R4 Mr. B placed second; Junior Steers: R4 Captain America placed eighth, R4 Resistance placed second; Senior Steer: R4 Wolverine placed fourth; and JP Roesler placed fourth in the Junior Showmanship Madison Ollive, got fourth in Class 14 with Sarcee Majestic Lady, fourth in Class 20 with C7CC Lieutenant, tenth in Class 38 with MOJO Shadow Dancer, fourth in Class 53 with Sourdough, third in livestock judging in the teen division, and won the teen division in Wood and got Wood Grand Champion. Shayanne McClendon placed first in Art - Photography, Ag Mechanics first place, Speech seventh place, Extemporaneous Essay second place, Quiz second place, Livestock Judging third place, Showmanship second place, and Jr. All Around Exhibitor. McClendon exhibited nine head: one class winner heifer, Shy's Darlene, second in class with heifer Shy's Star, placed third in four classes with heifers Shy's Merry Mary and Shy's Red E Girl, and steers Shy's Patch and 4K King Richard, placed seventh with 4K Dancer, and tenth place with 4K Little Nickle. Alexas Hynes’ heifer, G&L Sidewinder Sue, got third, and steer, Rojo, got seventh. Other ETLA Youth Exhibitors but no results reported by time of press: Jorge Avalos, Crystal Avalos, Tarah Moore, Carter Smith and Alexanderia Rivera. ETLA is gearing up for the two shows it sponsors in the fall: East Texas State Fair in Tyler, September 26th-28th and the Kaufman Police Association show, this year in Athens, TX, November 21st-23rd. Contacts for the Tyler show are Dr. Gene and Lana Hightower, (903) 963-7442, and for the KPA Show, Joel Norris, (972) 533-4945.

The NTLA’s 33rd annual sale was held this spring, Saturday April 12, 2014, in Broken Bow, NE. This was our first spring sale with new consignors and buyers at our sale. The pleasant weather brought in a nice crowd for the day. Special thanks to all the consignors, buyers and NTLA members that helped to make this sale possible. We are looking forward to our next spring sale. Look for our Sale write up in the Trails and on the NTLA website - Nebraska State Fair World Qualifying Longhorn show, known as the Ray Bohy Rodger Damrow, President Texas Longhorn Show is scheduled again for the first weekend of the fair - August (402) 423-5441 23rd-24th, 2014 in Grand Island, NE. This year the Longhorns, including the trophy steers will all be housed in the Sheep Barn. It is a huge building, so there will be plenty of room to house all the Longhorns with a wash rack inside! We are so excited for the new facility. Saturday at 3:00 p.m., the Trophy Steer Show will begin. It is just before the draft horse show and always draws a crowd. People like to come to watch both the Longhorns and the draft horses. If you’d like to bring a steer, please call Delwin & Vicki Smeal by August 10th at 402.568.2353. The youth, halter and free division will start on Sunday at 9:00 a.m. We are accepting sponsorships to the NTLA that anyone may contribute to. Deadline for entries is just around the corner - August 10, 2014. You can enter online at by August 10. If you choose to snail mail, your entries must be postmarked by August 10th or there will be late charges. A special raffle drawing will be held this year on the last day of the State Fair Longhorn shows, August 24th. Lazy J Longhorns, Greenleaf, KS has generously donated a bull calf and Bill McCutchan from Nelson, NE has generously donated a heifer calf to be our 1st place winning ticket. If the winner chooses he can take $500 instead, which is also generously donated by Lazy J Longhorns and Bill McCutchan. 2nd place – $200. 3rd place – $100. 4th place – $50. A special thank you for this generosity. Tickets will only be available for a short time this year since we usually have the drawing in October at our fall sale. Tickets are only $2 each or a book for $10. Call for tickets, Chelsey 402.580.3140 or Saturday, June 7th, our youth group, Nebraska Texas Longhorn Breeders of Tomorrow, held their 2nd annual field day in Wolbach, NE. L.D. McIntyre and Rodger Damrow made arrangements. A halter breaking clinic was presented by Steve Snell. The Damrows provided the Longhorns. There was approximately 20 youngsters that attended. Pizza and pop followed with a short meeting of the youth. They all enjoyed the day so much they definitely are looking forward for a repeat next June. Look for a write up in the Trails and on our website, – continued to p.68



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– continued from p. 66 The South Texas Longhorn Association is proud to congratulate their 2014 Youth Scholarship award winners. Steven Zunker announced the four recipients at the Annual General Meeting, May 24, 2014, assisted by Danny and Merrilou Russell. The following participants received scholarships: Lydia Faske, Burton, Texas; Shelby S A TEX Coats, Taylor, Texas; Mariana Castillo, Lexington, Texas; and SOUTH HORN Caleb Phillips, Angleton, Texas. Each graduating senior G N O L N O received $1,000 in funds paid to the college of their choice I T A for their future educational needs. ASSOCI STLA offers scholarships to qualifying high-school seniors each year and also partners with Central Life Sciences (makers of Altosid Pass-Thru Fly Control products) for funding on these annu- 2014 STLA Youth Scholarship Winners (left to Danny Russell, right): Steven Zunker (Chair of STLA Youth al educational awards. President The recent AGM also included Julie Pack, DVM as the guest speak- Scholarship Program), Lydia Faske, Shelby (361) 781-4269 Coats, Mariana Castillo,Caleb Phillips (not er who gave a short workshop on various cow and calf issues that tured), Danny Russell (STLA President), and might arise at calving time. Her illustrated presentation offered mem- Merrilou Russell. bers and guests various guidelines for how best to recognize any abnormal calving situations and successfully handle problems when they do occur. You can learn more about the STLA by visiting our website at, and view information about our youth scholarship program rules and more on this year’s winners.

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Our board of directors held an open meeting on June 15th in preparation for our World Qualifying State Fair Show to be held on Saturday, September 13th, at the New Mexico State Fair Grounds. Dustin Brewer is our show chairman. Our cattle are to arrive on Thursday, September, 11th, and can depart after the show on Saturday. The entry deadline is August 1st, with late entries accepted until August 14th. Entries can be entered online by going to, competitions, online entries or we will accept the original hardcopy entry. Lana Hightower will be the open judge and depending upon a sufficient number of youth entries, our youth judge will be announced later. Plans are underway for an awards ceremony and dinner immediately following the show. We will be the only livestock show that day in the beef barn so we should have plenty of space. Please contact Dustin Brewer - (505) 832-5125 or (505) 660-3061, or Terry Whalen, (506) 238-8166 for more information. Looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones.

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WHAT COULD HEAVEN BE LIKE Will heaven be a city with streets lined with gold? That‘s what the Bible says, or at least what I’ve been told If a big city is what it’s like, I don’t know if I’ll fit in ‘cause a plain old cowboy, is all I’ve ever been I finally fall asleep with this thought in my mind And the answer to my question I may be about to find I’m standing in the pasture and cows all around me The best set of Longhorns, as you could hope to see I see Texas Ranger and Measles is there too Then Dougherty 698 comes around into view All of these wonderful cows, I have the pleasure to have seen And then to my surprise, there stands Delta Charlene I am overwhelmed, I don’t know what to do All of these cattle legends standing there in front of you A group of men I noticed, had started moving my way I stood there nervous, wondering what they were going to say All of a sudden there was Mr. Johnnie, with a smile upon his face He came over to me and gave me a warm embrace


Then I noticed Mr. Leonard there, with a big wide grin I almost cried when he introduced me as his friend Mel was there, and his eyes began to sparkle when I told him about my rhymes He told me, “Write them all, before you run out of time” Then I heard, “Hey Mr. Jimmy, come and look at this” And I turned around, and there stood little Chris He was pointing at a steer that had a tremendous set of horns And then he reminded me, on my place the steer had been born All of a sudden I hear, “My my, look whose here” Coming from who may be the world’s best auctioneer Mr. Eddie with his arms spread out wide When he hugged me I was filled up with pride We looked at the cows for a while, until the sun went down Then we went to the campfire, and sat there on the ground We sat there and laughed, and talked about old times Then Mel got up and read us, the latest of his rhymes Then a man came up to us, that had a familiar face

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He came and sat there on the ground, where there was a empty space He asked about Emperor, Mr. Johnnie said he was looking mighty fine He said his daughters, were definitely the right kind After a while he got up, such a gentle looking man Then I happened to notice that he had scars upon his hands And then I realized, just who this man might be And I thought about how good it felt, with him that close to me The man turned and looked at me, and left with a smile I watched him walk away, for just a little while Then I turned and looked them, and was just about to say, “Why did’t you tell, me before he went away?” “We wanted you to sit and talk, just like the rest of us Because he gets embarassed, if you kick up too much fuss” The answer to my question, I think is why I’m here For me to be able to understand, he made it pretty clear What ever you do in life, to keep you occupied If you make it to heaven you will surely be satisfied



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NEWS On the Trail... Olney Elementary Holds Longhorn Art Contest Photos and story submitted by Amber Lockhart Longhorn cattle were the focus of an art contest held for 4th grade Social Studies students at Olney Elementary located in Olney, Texas. The class studied the historic cattle drives that many Longhorns and cowboys participated in. In addition to their school text books and illustrations, the class also explored the 1st: Cauy Burrows Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America's website for more information on the cattle. Their teacher, Mrs. Amber Lockhart, spoke of their enthusiasm for the registered names and the different horn shapes. The various colors of the cattle also kept the class interested in the website and Texas Longhorn Trails magazines online. Of the 56 art entries received, Cauy Burrows came out on top with his Longhorn art featuring a black and white animal with interesting horn shapes. Jacob Mallette followed in 2nd place with a brown speckled Longhorn adorned with an eartag and "The Longhorn" as the title. In 3rd place, Sarah Stroud illustrated her Texas Longhorn art with red and blue lettering down the side of the page that framed the Longhorn head. The Texas Longhorn Trails staff 2nd: Jacob Mallette judged the art contest, and they had a very difficult time deciding on the winners. The Trails and TLBAA staff appreciates Mrs. Amber Lockhart and 4th grade class for their continuous studies of Texas History and the history of the Longhorn. The top three winners will be receiving prizes for their outstanding art. Mrs. Amber Lockhart is the sister of the Trails editor, Laura Standley. 3rd: Sarah Stroud

Lauren and John Clark Buffalo Gap Longhorns, owned by Lauren and John Clark, started in October, 2012 when a family ranch property came available following the death of Lauren’s mother. For the past 40 years, the land had been grass leased and over grazed. We let the land rest for all of 2011 and 2012 before stocking our Longhorns in January 2013. In 2011, we also cleared 200 acres of cedar trees to reclaim pasture land that had turned into dense cedars. Our initial herd consisted of seven bred cows, two heifers, FL Rio Maxine (part interest in flush), and an interest in herd sire, Spur Texa. We made our initial herd purchase from Todd McKnight, whom we met at the Horn Showcase in October 2012. From this initial herd, we now have three Cowboy Casanova heifers, two Spur Texa heifers, a daughter out of JP Rio Grande, and our best cow, Fantom’s Twilight. Twilight placed second in Tip-to-Tip at the 2012 Horn Showcase with a Tip-to-Tip measurement of 58 7/8” at 24 months. We used Spur Texa as the herd sire for the entire herd over the past winter, and we are expecting nine new calves in August and September. We are really pleased with his two heifers from 2013. Additionally, we flushed FL Rio Maxine last year. We now have eight calves sired by Cowboy Casanova and by Cowboy Tuff Chex that are owned jointly with Todd McKnight. This spring, we also partnered in the purchase of Gala Show Stars at the Hudson Valentine Sale. We are also pleased to have our website Our primary focus in the breeding program is Tip-to-Tip horn. We see the future of the program tied to the herd sire selections and improvements in our cows as we move forward. The embryo transfer breeding program is accelerating our progress toward our goals. We spend a great deal of time and money improving the grass at the ranch as this is always a major concern in our dry, hot climate here in west central Texas. Part of this focus has been the restoration of native pasture grasses that are acclimated to our soils and harsh environment.

DJ Sunset Ranch Features Newest Additions Submitted by Joe & Dagmar Schaab Owners of DJ Sunset Ranch, Joe and Dagmar Schaab, have had some SSR Winning Ecclair nursing her first calf. unique birthdays for the newest additions to their Longhorn herd this past year. One of their --continued on pg. 72


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thoughts before you actually shoot that photo. BACKGROUND. This is most important. Take the time to glance at the

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background. Make sure there are no telephone poles, high wires, pickups, feed buckets, clutter, etc.—anything that detracts from your objective which is to draw attention to the animal itself. Try not to have to take a photo of an animal in a pen. Pasture shots are much better. Pens don’t give you room to work and the background is usually not a pretty sight.

Another background to consider is the animal itself. A white cow will look better against a darker background of trees or dark blue sky, otherwise the top line gets washed out. If the animal has dark horns, the horns will show up better against the sky than they will the trees. Vice versa, lighter colored horns will show up better against a darker background.

Some folks, especially those with haltered cattle, often have a separate “photo location”. They keep the grass green, the background uncluttered, and some even go so far as to have a slightly higher mound of earth for the animal’s front feet. FINALLY, BE PATIENT. VERY PATIENT. Take a lot of photos. One snap may look perfect through the viewer, but when you actually see it on the screen or printed out, you’ll notice a flaw. And remember, with the digital camera, you can just erase the bad ones. In closing, I advise you to flip through the Trails or your sale catalogs, and study the photographs. You’ll unconsciously know a good photo from a bad one. So study the good ones, think about where the photographer was standing, and what you like about the photo.

Then go out and take your own perfect shot!

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“I’m really happy with what I’m seeing in my pastures; I was virtually absent for 2-1/2 years, but I’m back now.” On a rainy Houston day in March of 2012, Dorie took a terrible fall which damaged her spine, crushed her shoulder and but for the protection of her trademark western hat, sustained a head injury that emergency personnel said might have proven fatal. The following two years were filled with hospitalization, physical therapy and dogged determination to regain the use of her right arm and shoulder. During this rough time, her son, Scott, shuttled between the ranch and his law practice in Dallas to help his mother. To cover medical bills, they had to sell some cattle including some of her front-pasture cows. “I have about 85% use of my shoulder now,” Dorie said, “I just can’t pick up weight with it. As far as the movements – frontwards, backwards, over my head and things like that – I’m pretty good at it. I had to learn to write all over again with my right hand – but I got it done August 2014

Dorie and Bo at the 2009 Eddie Wood Fall Cowtown Sale in Fort Worth, TX. and you can’t tell the difference in my writing now.” Once when her son, Scott, visited her in the hospital and mentioned the need to take the cattle down some more, Dorie told him, “I have laid here in this bed for hours at a time, thinking about what to do and how to do it. Here is what I want you to do – because I know you don’t have any way of knowing which cows should go and which should stay, call Russell Hooks and tell him what has

happened to me. He is the only person I would let go into my herd – everyone knows I had chosen Russell to help me. He knew what we were doing out here, he had helped us show, and he likes the same kind of traditional cattle we were doing.” “I felt that he was the best qualified person to come out here and had in his heart how to help Scott and what to put on those trailers for what we needed to do.” “So Russell came, and they started real early one Friday morning. They went to each pasture, and Russell took out what he thought should go, and we reduced the herd by about 50 or 60 more head. It had gotten down to where he couldn’t just take something out of the pasture – he would see it and say ‘no, I can’t take that one.’ It wasn’t sentimentality or anything like that – it was because it was a good cow and it needed to stay here in the program.” “Yes,” repeated Dorie, “I am really happy with what I see in my pastures right now.”


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flashy heifers, SSR Winning Eclair, gave birth to her first calf on her very own birthday this year, February 27, 2014. The calf carries on the color of the heifer’s bold, black and white colors, unique to the Longhorn breed. Another one of the Schaab’s heifers, BHR Mimi, gave birth to a heifer calf this past Christmas Eve. Due to the unique timing of the calf’s birth, the Schaab’s are deciding to incorporate the Christmas theme into her name. They are excited on the play of the name, choosing between Christmas Eve, Evie for short, or Christmas Holly and naming her Holly for short. Left: Photo taken of Christmas Eve calf shortly after birth. Right: Updated photo of Christmas Eve calf in May.

Longhorns Mosey Through Downtown Story and photos courtesy of Amarillo Globe-News By Laura Ness The Coors Cowboy Club wrangled 30 Texas Longhorn cattle up and down the streets of downtown Amarillo and to the Tri-State Fairgrounds on Thursday evening to kick off its Ranch Rodeo. “Not many people have seen a cattle drive that live in this area,” said Ed Montana, an original club member. “This is what Amarillo is!” The cowboys guided the Longhorns past historic downtown sites as photographers took their best shots of the cattle drive for a chance to win a $1,000 prize. (For your chance to win, send your photographs to Go to

Photo credit: Sean Steffen for full contest rules.) Many children expressed excitement as the bovines made their way down city streets, while people walked out of downtown restaurants and shops to catch a glimpse of the spectacle.

“I thought it was a cool thing to be able to bring the kids out and let them actually see the longhorns up close,” Sean Braselton said. “It’s kind of a glimpse into our past here in the Texas Panhandle.” The cowboys had to keep their eyes close to the wandering cattle. Some of the Longhorns got a little impatient, while other strayed from the herd to try to chomp a few plants. When the procession finally finished, the cattle were “talking” up a storm. After getting some water, the Longhorns stuck around for a few more photos. Montana said he thought the cattle drive offered a new experience for residents. “There’s a lot of people that live in Amarillo, Texas, that go to Palo Duro Canyon and say ‘Wow I’ve never been here before,’” he said. “They’ve never seen a cattle drive, either!”

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Brent & Cynthia Bolen Doug and Sandy Stotts Steve and Rene' Azinger Malcolm & Constance Goodman Mike Crawford & Pam Watkins Debbie Macey Matt Vizza Todd & Heather Davis Ohlendorf Land & Cattle Co., LLC Tom & Mary Beth Peoples Wilton and Carolyn Wilton Ron & Ellen Vandiver Blossom Ridge Ranch/Haley Calhoun Brian Brett Gary Kudrna Michael & Allison Bose Micah & Sandie Reeves Stanley Tidwell Dick and Cheryl Curry Ken Harris Pat & Stan Ivicic Rocking 'O' Longhorns David McEuen David Stanley Struthoff Ranch Vida Nueva Ranch Jerusalem Ridge Ranch MMR Longhorns Shana L. Miller Shannon Larson Star Creek Ranch Terry Hutzell Trey Whichard Alton & Joyce Martin Bob Dube Dr. Gene and Lana Hightower Edward Payne Greg And Sandy Jameson John R. Randolph Kathy Lewis Lazy J Ranch Loyd Gibbs Rick Hager Ron Skinner Aaron L. & Laurie Smith Asa & Joan Gamble Chase Vasut Danny & Lori Mynarcik Darlene Slone Don & Rhonda Poe Federico X. Galvan Jonell Westerberg & Norman Fred Wood (Roger) Ridgway JP Ranch Don & Velna Jackson Kelly or Chrisann Merriman Joe or Carolyn Wissel Larry & Meloney Ferguson Tanya and Joe Mendenhall Ron & Barbara Marquess Michael McLeod Shyanne McClendon Ronnie & Jackie Mullinax Steven Zunker Todd Jaynes Tanner Longhorns Homestead Farm The Cattlerack Ranch Ron & Kevin Asbill Tom & Maurice Gibbs Stan and Jimmie Jernigan Tommy Neal Cowan La Pistola Cattle Co William F. Caldwell Suzanne & William H. Torkildsen, M.D. Tom A. Smith Hudson Longhorns Chuck Swan Mark Hubbell Nancy C. Dunn Maurice Ladnier Kathy Kittler Double D Arena Ron A. Walker H'N'B Longhorns Panther Creek Ranch Jack Shier Bruce and Carol Curtiss Curt & Katie Mulder Dora Thompson Royal Heritage Farm Mozella Acres Billy R. Walker Chris & Jan Taft Kasar & Lisa Kety One Tree Ranching Co. LTD Wil & Vicky Birdwell Thomas L. Findley Dickinson Cattle Co., Inc. Reginald Pederson Rick Bogle Shelby Caputo Steve & Sharlene Lindemann Willow Rock Farm Aubrey Pigg Bernard Yonkman Carley Pate Dave Hovingh Don Constable Dustin & Missy Cothern Guthrie Nielsen Hoenstine's Diamond H Farm Jimmy L. Jones Jim Steffler Jonah D. Hupman Kacy Mims Khaos Cattle Company Robert Fenza Rolling M Longhorns Tove & Jens Jacobsen Triple R Ranch Wayne & Gail Bulmer

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William T. & Sandra J. Martin Haley Horne Kevin and Laureen Rooker Barclay Brunson Billy Sheridan Brown's Longhorns Cathleen Rangel Charlie Randolph Clinard Longhorns Cloud 9 Longhorns Daniel L Harabis Dave & Althea Sullivan David & Lynda Bradley El Coyote Ranch Elias F. Hal Meyer, Jr. Gary and Nancy Martin George and Cindy Dennis Greg Franks Hal and Carole Griffin IM Rockin I, LLC Jack Randolph Jake Taylor Jason Christa Jim Taylor Jo & Dagmar Schaab Joe Dowling John Miller Johnna Williams Kirk & Rochelle Brunson Kris Michalke Peterek Kurt Twining Larry Ginn Lindsey Parrish Lynn M. or Joanne K. Poole Randi & Mary Ellen Maddox Richard E. Carroll Richard James Filip Rio Vista Ranch Robert & Maria Whitaker Ronnie E. Gaetz Ron & or Laurie J. Lucas Schumacher Cattle Company Stan or Raelynn Stephens Timothy Phillips Tony Smith Vincent T. Girolamo Wes and Carol Chancey

Barbara J. Fillmore Bob & Pam Loomis Chetamba Creek Longhorns Christine & Anthony DeMaria Dale Hunt Dean L. Or Mary P. Horkey Brett Sorenson Larry & Mary Ann Long Warren and Cathy Dorathy Dirty Spur Cattle Co. Joel and Tamara Kuntz Mike Lutt David Roberts Doug and Sally Pence Ronald V Williams Longhorn Cattle Semkin Longhorns Two Heart Bar Ranch Alexandra Dees Audrey L. Walleser Boyd & Judy Bambrough Charley E. and Doris Snyder David & Kimberley Nikodym Dee & Janet Huntley Dusty Leonard Flying H Ranch Hidden Trail Longhorns Kevin Mathey Matt & Rachel Johnson Pace Cattle Company Pleasant Pines Bonnie & Rodger Damrow RC Larson Longhorns Big Valley Longhorns Calvin Guy Calvin & Linda Anthony Danny L. & Lori Golden Darwyn & Renee Klarenbeek Donnie and Rita Ramer Eric Youngberg Joe Muse Jordan Ranch Justin Hansen J. Wade and Kristi Wilson Kelsey Horkey Kent Bladena Klampe Cattle Company L.D. and Debbie McIntyre Longhorn Creek Ranch Nick Noyes Oren & Dianna O'Dell Randy & Marsha Witte Robert & Jenny Smoot Robert & Lisa Van Liew Safari B Ranch Scott & Amelia Picker Thate Cattle Co. Tom and Molly St. Hilaire Wayne & Ellen Fox Wayne Starch Mary Ann & Ron Nolde

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Mary Mann Gary and Dorthie Kelley, Jr. Mike & Debbie Bowman Doug Hunt Steve, Bodie & Chad Quary Remount Ranch LLC Woodson School Ranch Petersen Longhorn Buckhorn Cattle Company Marlin & Vickie Krump Kent & Sandy Harrell Terry Jim Hedgpeth Morgan Reed

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AUG 30 • Butler Breeders Invitational Sale, Lockhart, TX. Kaso Kety (985) 674-6492 or Michael McLeod (361) 771-5355.

JAN 16-20 • Fort Worth Stock Show, Will Roger Complex, Fort Worth, TX. Entry deadline Nov. 15. All entries and fees mail to the TLBAA. Trigg &Traci Moore (817) 832-8742 or (254) 396-5592. Qualifying Haltered & Youth.

AUG 31 - SEPT 1 • Colorado State Fair, Pueblo, CO. Kenny Richardson (970) 352-3054 or 2 Shows Qualifying Haltered, Free and Youth.

JAN 17 • Premier Heifer Sale, Will Roger Complex, Fort Worth, TX. Contact Amy Weatherholtz (817) 625-6241 or

SEPTEMBER 2014 SEPT 4 • Central Washington Fair Longhorn Show, Central Washington Fairgrounds, Yakima, WA. Sandi Weishaupt (509) 684-2963 or Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. SEPT 6 • Northern Rockies Longhorn Show, Spokane Interstate Fair, Spokane, WA. Sheryl Johnson (503) 349-4985 or Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth.

FEBRUARY 2015 FEB 27 • Winchester Futurity, Mid-Tex Sale Barn, Navasota, TX. Rick Friedrich (713) 305-0259 or Steve Azinger (713) 823-5371. FEB 28 • Cattle Barons Sale, Mid-Tex Sale Barn, Navasota, TX. Rick Friedrich (713) 305-0259 or Steve Azinger (713) 823-5371.

MARCH 2015

SEPT 7 • NWLA Show, Spokane Interstate Fair, Spokane, WA. Sheryl Johnson (503) 349-4985 or Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth.

MAR 27-28 • Oklahoma Spring Shoot-Out, Payne County Expo Center, Stillwater, OK. Steve Quary (405) 567-3093 or (405) 932-5531. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth.

SEPT 12-13 • Hill Country Heritage Sale, River Ranch, Fredericksburg, TX. (325) 668-3552 or (713) 305-0259.

MAR 27-28 • Hudson-Valentine Spring Invitational Texas Longhorn Sale, WKU Ag Expo Center, Bowling Green, KY. Lorinda Valentine (270) 393-2012.

SEPT 13 • New Mexico State Fair, Albuquerque, NM. Dustin Brewer (505) 660-3061 or Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. SEPT 26 • Tulsa State Fair, Tulsa, OK. Steve Quary (405) 567-3093 or (405) 932-553. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. SEPT 26-28 • NEW DATES – East Texas State Fair, Tyler, TX. Dr. Gene & Lana Hightower (903) 963-7442 or Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. SEPT 27 • B&C Show Me Sale, Brookfield, MO. Bill Sayre (660) 258-2973.

OCTOBER 2014 OCT 3-4 • ITTLA Heifer Futurity (Fri. night) and Longhorn Sale (Sat.), Hardy Murphy Complex, Ardmore, OK. Wes Watson (580) 286-1240 or Bob Weaver (405) 659-9222. OCT 3-4 • Texas Longhorn Select Sale and TLBAA Horn Showcase Satellite Measuring and CTLA Social, Ponoka Ag Event Centre, Ponoka, Alberta., or Jeff (403) 966-3320. OCT 4 • 6th Annual Appalachian Trail Registered Texas Longhorn Sale & Horn Showcase Satellite Measuring, Turnersburg Livestock Mkt., Turnersburg, NC. Carl Brantley, Wilkesboro, NC. (336) 667-5452 or OCT 8-11 • TLBAA Horn Showcase & Sale, Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth, TX. TLBAA (817) 625-6241 OCT 17-19 • State Fair of Texas, Fair Park, Dallas, TX. Entry deadline: Sept 1. All entries and fees mail to the State Fair of Texas. Trigg & Traci Moore (817) 832-8742 or (254) 396-5592. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. OCT 20-23 • El Coyote “Lead the Way” Online Sale, El Coyote Ranch,, office (361) 294-5462 or cell (361) 522-0307. OCT 24-26 • Ark-La-Tex Annual Fall Show, George Henderson Expo Center, Lufkin, TX. Donnie Taylor (409) 414-1401. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth.

NOVEMBER 2014 NOV 8 • Marquess Arrow Ranch Production Sale, Ben Wheeler, TX. Ron & Barbara or (903) 833-5810 Ranch or (903) 570-5199 Ron.

DECEMBER 2014 DEC 8-11 • 4th Annual Christmas Celebration Online Sale, Online Sale, El Coyote Ranch,, office (361) 294-5462 or cell (361) 522-0307.


JAN 16 • TLBAA Board Meeting, General Membership Meeting & Banquet. Contact Amy Weatherholtz (817) 625-6241 or

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APRIL 2015 APR 10-11 • 2nd Annual Blue Ridge Ranch Sale, Llano, TX. John Marshall (713) 398-5024 or Bubba Bollier, Ranch Manager (325) 247-6249. APR 24-25 • Midwest Longhorn Sale, Winfield Livestock Auction, Winfield, KS. Mike Bowman (316) 778-1717 or

MAY 2015 MAY 29-30 • Red River Longhorn Sale, Marietta, OK. Rick Friedrich (713) 305-0259 or

HORN SHOWCASE SATELLITE MEASURING – OCT. 4, 2014 MEDORA, IL • SS Backwards Longhorns - Contact: Scott & Dara Simmons (618) 729-2004 or TURNERSBURG, NC • Contact: Carl Brantley (336) 667-5452 or HARPER, OR • CR Ranches - Contact: Alexandra Dees & Eric Youngberg (541) 358-3787 or WESTVILLE, FL • Contact: Terry & Tammy King (850) 956-4154 or KINGSVILLE, TX • El Coyote Ranch - Contact: Felix Serna or Della Serna (361) 522-0807 or (361) 296-4275 or GREENLEAF, KS • Lazy J Longhorns - Contact: Joe & Stephanie Sedlacek (785) 747-2204 or JOHNSON CITY, TX • Red McCombs Ranch - Contact: Alan & Teresa Sparger (210) 445-8798 or CORYDON, IN • Hudson Longhorns - Contact: Mike Willinger (502) 379-1049 or LOWELL, MI • Widespread Ranch. Contact: Tom Smith (616) 293-0977 or BRENHAM, TX • Deer Creek Longhorns - Contact: Bruce Hazelwood (979) 277-8016 or SAINT GEORGE, UT • Hunt Longhorns - Contact: Doug & Dianne Hunt (435) 275-2112 or RAPID CITY, SD • Contact: Chad Smith (701) 590-9073 or MARIETTA, OK • Loomis Longhorns - Contact: Bob & Pam Loomis (580) 276-7498 or NORCO, CA • Bar-H-Ranch - Contact: Chris Herron (909) 721-7577 or BIG TIMBER, MT • Contact: Dave Hodges (406) 932-6181 or PONOKA, AB CANADA • Contact: Jeff Jespersen (780) 966-3320 or



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

DORA THOMPSON just registered 38 QUALITY HEIFERS and 17 HERD SIRE prospects BRED FOR HORN. We specialize in Hunts Command Respect and McGill Ranch genetics and offer young stock at reasonable prices. We have a Farlap Chex son on a herd of straight Butlers. Sand Hills Ranch is 20 mi. off the TX line in Northwest Louisiana below Shreveport. A large herd (approx. 175 mama cows) promises you plenty of variety. • Tel (318) 872-6329



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Cattle for sale “To God Be The Glory” (972) 268-0083

Cell: (254) 396-5592 Ofc: (254) 965-5500 Fax: (254) 965-5532

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SEMEN FOR SALE LONGHORN SEMEN – Phenomenon, Emperor, DH Red Ranger, Tempter, JP Rio Grande, WS Jamakism, Working Man Chex, VJ Tommie and more. John Oliver 972-268-0083 or


LONE WOLF RANCH Dr. Lee and Linda Ragains (918) 855-0704 • Sallisaw, OK

SUMMER SALE CONTINUES… Plus, Herd Reduction Sale Now, back at the ranch, I have a new sale item that may well fit a new or older Longhorn breeder’s need. Since I have been in a herd reduction mode, I no longer do any AI’ing and have decided to sell my large AI tank along with semen of a number of sought after bulls. (For more details, give me a call.) Outstanding heifers & yearling bulls are being weaned and prepped for shining futures at new homes around our country. Also available are beautiful young cows, big trophy steers and handsome young bulls for sale. To schedule a ranch tour or just to "talk Longhorns", call:

Dorie Damuth • Flying D Longhorn Ranch Magnolia, Texas • 281-356-8167 281-356-2751 fax •

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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. WE HAVE JUBAL JANGLER AND VANIZM HEIFERS, also ranch raised, young, well-bred AQHA Quarter Horses we will trade for your Registered Longhorn steers, bulls, etc. Save your cash for hay. Call (785) 447-9132 McIntyre Ranches -

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A Adcock, Terry & Sherri ....................................75 Adkins, Aaron & Clay......................................43 Almendra Longhorns......................................73 Anderson, Frank Jr. & III................................8-9 Appalachian Trail Longhorn Sale ................17 Arrowhead Cattle Co.-Semen Hub..............52 Autobahnanza ..........................................FC, 19

Kittler Land & Cattle Co. ..................................73


Lazy J Longhorns..............................................73 Lazy A Ranch ......................................43, 50, 75 Lemley Auction Services ................................38 Lemley Longhorns ..........................................75 Lightning Longhorns ......................................74 Little Ace Cattle Co.............................................8 Lone Wolf Ranch..............................................74 B Longhorn Sale Pen ..........................................68 Bar H Ranch ..............................................45, 73 Loomis, Bob & Pam ..........................36-37, 43 Beadle Land & Cattle..................................8, 73 Bentwood Ranch..............................................53 M Big Valley Longhorns ......................................73 Billingsley Longhorns ....................................75 Marquess Arrow Ranch ................................IBC Blue Ridge Ranch ............................................BC McLeod Ranch ....................................................8 Box Z Ranch..................................................8, 75 Meridian Longhorns ................................48, 49 Brett Ranch ........................................................74 Moriah Farms ..............................................9, 74 Broken W Ranch..............................................74 BT Farms ............................................................74 N Buckhorn Cattle Co.........................................74 Buffalo Gap Longhorns..................................52 Northbrook Cattle Co.....................................74 Bull Creek Longhorns..............................13, 75 Butler Breeders ................................................8-9 Butler Breeders Sale ....................................10-11 P P&C Cattle Pens ..............................................54 Panther Creek Longhorns..........................2, 73 C Pearl Longhorn Ranch....................................75 Caballo Bravo Longhorns..............................73 PJ’s Cattle Company..........................................8 CedarView Ranch ..............................52, 53, 73 Champion Genetics........................................62 R Commanders Place Longhorns....................74 Cowboy Catchit Chex Partnership ..............43 r3 hilltop ranch..........................................47, 48 CV Cowboy Casanova Part. ..........................53 R & R Ranch......................................................74 Registered Texas Longhorn Beef....................67 Rio Vista Ranch ..................................................8 D Rocking G Ranch................................................9 Dalgood Longhorns ..........................................9 Rockin I Longhorns..............................9, 51, 75 DCCI Equipment ............................................62 Rocking P Longhorns........................................8 Deer Creek Longhorns....................................75 Rocky Mountain Longhorns ........................73 Diamond D Ranch..........................................50 Rolling D Ranch ..............................................73 Diamond Q Longhorns ................................74 Running Arrow Farm......................................72 Double LB Longhorns....................................75 Doug Hunt Longhorns ..................................75 S

E Eagles Ridge Longhorns....................................9 El Coyote Ranch ................................................1 End of Trail Ranch ..........................................73

F 5D Ranch ..........................................................75 Flying Diamond Ranch..................................74 Flying H Longhorns ........................................74 Foundation World Headquarters & Museum...33


7 Bar Longhorns ..............................................74 7D Longhorns ..................................................73 Safari B Ranch ..................................................74 Sand Hills Ranch ........................................7, 73 Semkin Longhorns..........................................74 Sidewinder Cattle Co.........................................9 Singing Coyote Ranch ....................................75 Smith, Jean ......................................................74 Smith Longhorns ............................................52 Spur Texa Partnership......................................52 SS Longhorns....................................................74 Star Creek Ranch..............................................13 Stotts Hideaway Ranch ..................................75

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G6 Longhorns ..................................................74 Gilliland Ranch ................................................53 Tallgrass Cattle Co. ..........................................39 Texas S Longhorns ..........................................75 TLBA Foundation......................................33, 67 H TLBAA 50th Anniversary ......................................55 Haltom Hollar Ranch ....................................73 TLBAA Affiliate Prince & Princess ................21 Harrell Ranch ......................................................9 TLBAA Cookbook............................................59 Helm Cattle Co. ..............................................74 TLBAA Horn Showcase ......23, 25, 27, 29, 31 Hickman Longhorns ......................................75 TLBAA Membership........................................80 Hill Country Sale................................................5 TLBAA World Show ......................................IFC Hodges, Dave....................................................74 TLBAA Year End Awards ................................57 Horseshoe J Longhorns..................................43 Triple R Ranch (MI) ........................................73 Hubell Longhorns ....................................43, 54 Triple R Ranch (TX) ..........................................9 Hudson Longhorns ........................................3 Husky Branding Irons ....................................69 U


Underwood Longhorns..................................73

ITTLA Waaka Lapish Foloha..........................15



Walker, Ron ......................................................75 Westfarms, Inc.....................................................8 White Pine Ranch ....................................43, 74 Wichita Fence....................................................69 Wild Horse Creek Farms................................48 Woodson School Ranch ................................74

JBR Longhorns..................................................73 J.T. Wehring Family Ranch ............................75 Jack Mountain Ranch......................................75 Jane’s Land & Cattle Co. ..................................9 Johnston Longhorns ......................................74

K Khaos Cattle Company ....................................43 King, Terry & Tammy ..................................43, 73

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Y YO Ranch ..........................................................68

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“Ouch’s a d#%! bull thistle!” Dennis Handschke, New London, WI

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 Active youth organization – the Texas Longhorn Breeders of Tomorrow (TLBT).  Youth Show Circuit and Youth Hall of Fame.  Network of national and international affiliates.


 Member of state and national cattle organizations.  Advertising campaigns and editorial content in world circulated publications.  Media coverage of TLBAA events.


 Yearly subscription to our monthly magazine.  Weekly Internet newsletter, E-Trails.  Great advertising outlet for your program as well as an educational and informational resource.


 Website with breed information and history.  Breed Advisory Committee of dedicated animal scientists.  Active Foundation Board to preserve the history of our association and the Longhorn breed.  Breed Seminars and Affiliate Field Days & Ranch Tours.  Mail-in voting for regional directors.


 Horn Showcase for official horn measurements.  Strong World Qualifying Show Circuit and a World

Exposition.  Hall of Fame.  Sales Management Division with cattle sales available to the membership.  Affiliate Sponsored Futurities. THE GREATEST BREED OF CATTLE IN THE WORLD AND THE BEST GROUP OF PEOPLE ANYWHERE!

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August 2014 Texas Longhorn Trails Magazine  

The Official Publication of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America

August 2014 Texas Longhorn Trails Magazine  

The Official Publication of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America