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

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VOL. 25 NO. 4

AUGUST 2013

Editor in Chief:

Laura Standley •

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laura@tlbaa.org • trailseditor@tlbaa.org

Contributing Editor: Henry L. King Advertising:

Troy Robinett •

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Myra Basham, Art Director • Ext. 108 myra@tlbaa.org • artdirector@tlbaa.org

Regional Correspondents

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Feature Article: 2013 World Show Results ..............20-27

Articles: Rex Mosser & A Heritage of Kindness By Henry King ..................................13-14 Events Update By Scotty O’Bryan ..................................18 World Show Survey ................................31 A Closer Look At The Magnificent 7YO Samson Josefina 706 By Craig Perez........................................34 Bright Futures Scholarship Winners ......38 House Resolution 3037 Update..............47 TLBAA National Marketing Campaign By Vincent Girolamo..........................48-49 OTLA Youth News By Kasi Dick..........................................55 Mob Grazing Restores Soil Health & Improves Vegetation By Heather Smith Thomas ..................59-60

Departments: Officers & Directors..............................6 Chairman Letter ..................................12 TLBAA Board Spotlight ......................33 TLBT Update ......................................40 News On The Trail ..............................50 Breeder Spotlight ................................51 Inbox ..................................................52 Herd Management ..............................54 In The Pen ..........................................55 Affiliate News ....................................56 Moment In TLBAA History ..................57 Dams of Distinction ............................66 Save the Date ......................................67 Movers & Shakers ..............................68 Ad Index ............................................71 Just For Grins ....................................71

Shows & Sales: TLBT Hall of Fame ..................................28 TLBAA Hall of Fame ..........................29-30

Lori Beeson • Nolensville, Tennessee Bonnie Damrow • Roca, Nebraska Paige Evans • Kiowa, Colorado Deb Lesyk • Outlook, Saskatchewan, Canada Wanda Moore • Sulphur Bluff, Texas Bodie Quary • Prague, Oklahoma

Office Staff

President/CEO: Mike Coston • Ext. 102 mike@tlbaa.org

Show & Sales: Scotty O’Bryan • Ext. 104 scotty@tlbaa.org • salesandevents@tlbaa.org

Registrations: Dana Coomer • Ext. 116 dana@tlbaa.org • registrar@tlbaa.org membership@tlbaa.org Rick Fritsche • Ext. 107 rick@tlbaa.org • registrar@tlbaa.org

Accounting: Donna Shimanek • Ext. 121 donna@tlbaa.org

Adminstrative Assistant/Receptionist: Ext. 100 cynthia@tlbaa.org

Cynthia Guerra •

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About the Cover: Featured on the cover is SDR Sunrise Superstitious, owned by Dale Land & Cattle, shown by Hall of Fame Breeders.Superstitious has been Grand Champion Female many times during her show career, repeating as Grand Champion from 2012.Thanks to John T. and Betty Baker, Robert and Cindy Schnuriger, and Anchor T Ranch for being part of our winning team. Dale Land & Cattle, Dickinson,TX (832) 435-1447 • mdale@mcreeford.com

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DIVISION A ~ REGIONS 1-6

Chairman of the Board: Todd McKnight • (620) 704-3493

Secretary: Robert Richey • (325) 942-1198

1st Vice Chairman: David Roberts • (573) 406-9869

Director: Tom Smith • (616) 293-0977

Executive Vice Chairman: Jim Rombeck • (620) 257-5247

Treasurer: John Parmley • (281) 541-1201

2nd Vice Chairman: L.D. McIntyre • (308) 750-8384

DIVISION B ~ REGIONS 7-12

At-Large Director

At-Large Director

Mark Hubbell

(269) 838-3083 hubbelllonghorns@aol.com

Lana Hightower

At-Large Director

At-Large Director

Director: Bernard Lankford • (817) 341-2013

DIVISION C ~ REGIONS 13-18 At-Large Director

(903) 681-1093 glcattleco@aol.com

(620) 704-3493 chairman@tlbaa.org

Todd McKnight At-Large Director

Ken Morris

(704) 361-6035 khaoslonghorns@earthlink.net

John Parmley

(281) 541-1201 john@jspservicesinc.com

(573) 406-9868 info@robertslonghorns.com

Region 1 - Director

Region 7 - Director

(780) 966-3320 jeffj91@hotmail.com

Region 13 - Director

Jeff Jespersen

Region 2 - Director

David Roberts

Donnie Taylor

(936) 414-1401 longhorn4t@msn.com

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

Region 8 - Director

Region 14 - Director

L.D. McIntyre

Nelson Hearn

(484) 638-0228 nel_tam_hearn@yahoo.com

Bernard Lankford

(817) 341-2013 MoriahFarmsBL@aol.com

(620) 257-5247 jl.rombeck@outlook.com

Region 3 - Director

Region 9 - Director

Region 15 Director

(616) 293-0977 tom@widespreadranch.com

Tom Smith

Region 4 - Director

Jim Rombeck

Robert Richey

(325) 942-1198 r3ranch@aol.com

(979) 906-0043 cperz1@hotmail.com

Region 10 - Director

Region 16 - Director

Craig Perez

Scott Hughes

(828) 287-4257 shughes@partonlumber.com

Gary Bowdoin

(254) 640-0844 Tonkawacattleco@aol.com

(435) 275-2112 ddlonghorns@hotmail.com

Region 5 - Director

Region 11 - Director

Region 17 - Director

Doug Hunt

Nancy Dunn

(334) 318-0887 nancydunn2010@windstream.net

Larry Smith

(281) 935-2811 texasslonghorns@aol.com

(208) 860-7430 terry@fuhrimanins.com

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Region 12 - Director

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

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Kathy Kittler

CHARLES SCHREINER III* 1964-1967

RIEMER CALHOUN, JR. 1990-1992

BILL ANTHONY 1981-1982

GLEN W. LEWIS 1992-1995

DR. L.V. BAKER 1982-1984

TIM MILLER* 1995-1998

DR. W.D. “BILL” CLARK 1984-1986

SHERMAN BOYLES 1998-2003

RICHARD D. CARLSON 1986-1988

BOB MOORE* 2003-2005

JOHN T. BAKER 1988-1990

JOEL LEMLEY 2006-2007

J.G. PHILLIPS, JR.* 1969-1971 WALTER B. SCOTT 1971-1973 JAMES WARREN 1973-1975 J.W. ISAACS* 1975-1977

Steven Zunker

JOHN R. BALL 1979-1980

WALTER G. RIEDEL, JR.* 1967-1969

J.T. “HAPPY” SHAHAN* 1977-1978

Terry Fuhriman

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Ray Beadle

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DR. FRITZ MOELLER 2007-2009 MAURICE LADNIER 2009-2010 ROBERT RICHEY 2010 STEVEN ZUNKER 2010-2011 BRENT BOLEN 2011-2012 BERNARD LANKFORD 2012-2013

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Dr. Harlan Ritchie

Dr. Bill Able

Marshall Ruble

Dr. Charles McPeake

Dr. Scott Schaake

Dr. Randall Grooms - TAES

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Give your breeding program Beadle Land & Cattle - Ray & Bonnie Beadle Los Gatos & Hollister, CA (408) 834-0110 • (408) 656-6266 e-mail: rlbeadle@longfibre.com

Box Z Ranch - Steven Zunker & Louis Christa 1506 Harwood Road, Luling, TX 78648 Ranch mobile (210) 827-3940 www.boxzranch.com

Buckhorn Cattle Company - Buck & Sharon Adams 110 N. Broad, Guthrie, OK 73044 www.buckhorncattle.com (405) 260-1942 • (405) 282-9800

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

PJ’s Cattle Company – Jim Swigert or Lance Swigert 2130 CR 100, Caldwell, TX 77836 Jim: (979) 224-2861 or Lance (979) 219-4902 e-mail: jim@swicoauctions.com or lance@swicoauctions.com www.pjslonghorns.com

MCA Ranch – Andrew & Carina Menzies 2518 Fitzhugh Road, Dripping Springs, TX 78620 (512) 739-6808 tc@newbellhurst.com

McLeod Ranch – Michael, Jackie, Mike & Makayla McLeod 355 C.R. 303A, Edna, TX 77957 (361) 782-0155

Brennan & Michele Potts - Rocking P Longhorns

P.O. Box 579, Emory, TX 75440 (903) 473-2430 Cell: (903) 348-5400 www.rockingplonghorns.com • e-mail: bpotts1@verizon.net

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

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

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a boost with Butler genetics! DALGOOD Longhorns - Malcolm & Connie Goodman (713) 782-8422 • Waller, TX e-mail: dalgood@comcast.net www.dalgoodlonghorns.com

Eagles Ridge Longhorns - Paul & Judi Sellers 3245 Sugarloaf Key Rd, U21A, Punta Gorda, FL 33955 (941) 979-2419 or (443) 624-0792 e-mail: ancop5@me.com

Kent & Sandy Harrell

15 W 6th St Ste 2510, Tulsa, OK 74119 (918) 299-6402 • (918) 733-4008 www.harrellranch.com • e-mail: Kent@harrellranch.com

MCA Ranch – Andrew & Carina Menzies 2518 Fitzhugh Road, Dripping Springs, TX 78620 (512) 739-6808 tc@newbellhurst.com

Moriah Farms - Bernard Lankford Weatherford, TX (817) 341-4677 • (817) 319-9198 cell www.moriahfarmslonghorns.com

Rocking G Ranch - Mrs. Ramie Griffin 5005 Callais Road • Beaumont, TX 77713 (409) 892-2662 • Fax (409) 838-6926 Cell (409) 790-6565 e-mail: dayamisrockingranch@yahoo.com

Rockin I Longhorns - Nancy Ince & Tony Mangold 30 FM 3351 N, Bergheim, TX 78004 (830) 237-5024 • e-mail: tmangold@sbcglobal.net www.rockinilonghorns.com

Sidewinder Cattle Company - Ed Shehee, Jr. 1007 Airport Blvd • Pensacola, FL 32504 (850) 572-6595 www.sidewindercattleco.com

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

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

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5TS Midnight Delight

5TS Sassy Cinnamon

Amazing Grace RV25

Barbara Ann 126

BH Butler Dark Flame

Dalgood-BLC Half’N’Half

BMP Alejandra

Bobby Loo Butler SR109

Bob Chex

RVR Bonita Rose

CP Princess Ace

CS Loretta Modern

Dalgood’s Surprise

Eleanor BR3

LAER Frolic 910

George W'S Sky 22/6

Hanky Panky SWC 53/7

Heart Breaker SR409

Henry’s Bayou Majic 27/7

HR Lucille

HR Moon Maiden

Jackie Lynn 648

Jackie Lynn 687

Jailhouse Alice 11/1

Jessie Lou 125

JMR Classy Lady

JMR Heart of Gold

June Desperado BW 4/6

Dalgood-BLC Kulik

Laer Brownie’s Cinnamon


TO Defender Girl

TO Sultana

Pistol Pete

RVR Dappled Rose

Little Ace Halo Dolly

Little Ace Black Eyed Pea

Little Ace Firefly

Little Ace Folsom Queen

Little Ace Party Girl MC

Dalgood Little Ms Muffin

Luzianna 11/5

Miss Bella Rose BR3

Miss Rosie 109

Mona Dode RK66

HR Moon Dust

RJF Dynomite Lynn

RM Droopy Princess

Rocky Samantha KMD

Roxy RV18

RVR Katy Rose

RVR Mandy Rose

RVR Sweet Georgia Rose

Sandie CB

Sassy Miss Kim RG 19

SCC Bold Lady

SCC Lilly

SCC Party On

SCC Royal Fancy

SH Comealong Classic 66

SH Freeway Rockette 56/10

Shakara Graves RK9

SH Liberty Zoom 92/4

Sophie BR3

Dalgood’s Sparkling

Sweet Betsy 11/7

Tari Butler RK5

Westfarms Blue Rose 7/8

Westfarms Huckleberry

Zoe BR3

Sparkeling Goldie 4/1


From the Chairman of the Board-State Of The TLBAA Well the first six months of 2013 are in the books, and the dog days of summer are upon us. The spring sales were well attended, prices were up, enthusiasm at the sales was electrifying, and you could actually see “FUN” make its way back into the ring. The membership, staff and TLBAA Board of Directors have been extremely productive and progress has been made on a number of fronts so far this year. I want to take this opportunity to give you an update on the state of the TLBAA. Back in January of this year, I stated to the membership that the TLBAA is priority #1. Our mission is to get our own house in order and operate like a successful business. This means being grounded by our articles of incorporation, following our bylaws and guided by our purpose and mission. In spite of a number of curve balls thrown our way early on, we have remained disciplined and focused on the work of the TLBAA and the “BIG 3” and it has paid off in the following ways: We now have accurate and current financial statements and have started the budget planning process for 2013-14. This is a HUGE accomplishment, and we thank Mike for his leadership and Donna Shimanek for the enormous amount of hours she put into getting us to this point. Secondly, Mike Coston, our new CEO, has transitioned into his leadership role with the TLBAA. He has been on the road and on the phone getting to know the membership and hearing what you have to say. Mike was clearly the right choice to lead our association. He has provided and implemented several new innovative and fresh ideas and has more in the works. The office staff has become increasingly more aware that we are a membership driven organization and that the staff are here to serve. Finally, reorganizing and upgrading our infrastructure continues. We have made numerous positive changes thus far in the office to be more efficient, effective and productive to support the memberships needs and goals. We have more to do, but we are headed in the right direction and tremendous things are ahead. In addition to focusing on the “BIG 3”, we have been working on a number of other projects to further the TLBAA mission and support the needs of the membership. 1. The Committee Description Structure System is up and running with 9 fully functional committees, seated with excited members working hard on behalf of the membership. These committees, working along side our affiliates, are the backbone in helping get the necessary work done to meet the membership’s needs. 2. The World Show in Fort Worth, TX took place a few weeks ago and was a big success. Entries were up from 342 to 456 this year. Congratulations to all the participants and winners. A big THANK YOU to all the volunteers and Larry Barker with Autobahnanza who made this event such a big success. In addition to the talented volunteers and hard work of everyone involved, we especially want to thank John and Diann Chase with Autobahnanza for their support of TLBAA in hosting the awards banquet for TLBT and TLBAA, we could not have done this without them. We want to also congratulate them on the enormous success for the 2013 Autobahnanza and thank them as well as congratulate them for giving so much to the youth involved in the Longhorn breed. 3. We have a very special anniversary celebration coming up May 9th – 11th, 2014. The TLBAA 50th anniversary will be celebrated and what a blow out this event is going to be. This committee is led by Robert and Kim Richey and Larry and Glen Smith, and we appreciate their leadership in organizing this event. This will be a must attend event you do not want to miss. 4. We continue to make progress on the new office and museum building project for the TLBAA. We are nearing the bid submission phase of the project, and John Parmley and his committee are eager to start turning some dirt. We hope to be in our new facility mid to late 2014. 5. With a new office building and museum comes the need to raise funds to pay for this new facility, and Bernard Lankford and his committee are leading this effort. It will take all of us to dig deep and give what you can to help make this much needed facility become a reality. 6. Mike Coston recently had a marketing consultant in for 2 days to talk to the staff about our Trails magazine and how to improve the quality, increase relevant content, grow the magazine, have a more user friendly layout and increase

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advertising and standout in the industry. 7. Mike Coston, Jim Rombeck and myself attended an all-industry roundtable meeting in Glen Rose, TX on May 17th. We felt the meeting was productive and a positive first step towards improving cooperation between the organizations in a number of areas that will benefit the breed, breeders and industry. At the conclusion of the meeting, we were encouraged to hear support for working together on developing breeder educational seminars, improving show judging certification and training, and exploring affiliate/show circuit cooperation. We look forward to future discussions and meetings to discuss positive solutions to these topics and growing these opportunities. 8. The TLBAA Board of Directors received a letter dated May 28th, 2013 from Mr. Gravett, TLMA Chairman of the Board, inviting the TLBAA to join the 2014 Longhorn Extravaganza creating one annual horn measuring event. This created a lot of healthy discussion between individual TLBAA Board of Directors and members culminating in a TLBAA Board of Directors meeting June 25th to discuss the letter and invitation. The TLBAA membership organized and produced the first Horn Showcase 13 years ago making this event the longest running horn measuring event in the industry to date. This rich history and annual tradition of hosting the Horn Showcase each year has become an industry highlight. This year, the new Horn Showcase steering committee has made several enhancements by adding a non-haltered show, educational seminars, expanded Bull Alley and added new recognition for producing bulls and cows. In addition, we introduced a special participation promotion for ITLA and CTLR registered cattle. We welcome and encourage all breeders from all organizations who wish to participate in the Horn Showcase to join us this year. The TLBAA Board of Directors discussed the TLMA’s invitation and made the decision to continue to build on the rich history and tradition of producing and hosting the Horn Showcase in 2014. The board respectfully declined the offer to merge the TLBAA Horn Showcase with the Longhorn Extravaganza in 2014. As stated earlier in this letter, at the Glen Rose meeting there were a number of other industry topics identified and discussed. In general, everyone seemed optimistic that we could come together to work and improve on these topics for the betterment of the breed, breeders and the industry. Speaking of the Horn Showcase, it is coming up this October and is poised to be the biggest and best to date. The Horn Showcase steering committee led by Justin Rombeck, the Horn Showcase ChairDavid Roberts and the Horn Showcase Sale Chair-Dawn Divinia have put together an amazing weekend. Be a part of this amazing event by becoming a sponsor, entering your cattle in the measurement contest and/or non-haltered show, consign to the Horn Showcase sale or bring your bull to be part of Bull Alley. You also will have a chance to participate in the educational seminars and have the opportunity to catch up with friends and meet new breeders. These are exciting times. The TLBAA has a lot going on. We still have more work to do in a number of areas. We are headed in the right direction and great things are to come. There is enthusiasm in the air and a spirit of cooperation. It takes all of us to make the TLBAA the best it can be. As we move forward, we must stay focused on continuing to get our own house in order but lead the way in reaching out and working with other organizations to make the industry stronger which will benefit the breed, you the breeders and the industry. See ya at the Horn Showcase in Fort Worth, TX October 9th – 13th.

Todd McKnight, Chairman of the Board Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America

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rom his boyhood in the farmlands of central Illinois, Rex Mosser was the beneficiary of considerate kindness, an attribute that has been both a heritage and a legacy that continues to benefit those in his sphere of influence today. Raised by his mother until the age of eight, circumstances caused him to live with another family from that time until he was eighteen. The father figure in that family, Paul Mullins, is now 92 and Mosser returns to Illinois twice a year to visit him. “They were the ones that raised me,” said Mosser. “He is such a wonderful man – he took me in and raised me and taught me right from wrong, gave me a good heads-up on life, what to do, what not to do, and I just love him to death.” At age 18, Mosser left Illinois for California, and after a year there, joined the U.S. Navy Seabees for a four-year hitch. A Seabee is a member of the Navy Construction Battalion (CB). The word "Seabee" comes from initials "CB". The Seabees have a history of building bases, bulldozing and paving thousands of miles of roadway and airstrips, building bridges and accomplishing many other construction projects in a wide variety of military theaters dating back to World War II. “I just loved it,” he said. “I went to 17 different countries, and I think it is one of the best things I ever did. It taught me I could do things I didn’t like to do and smile while I was doing it; I could eat food that wasn’t necessarily my favorites; it taught me nobody was better than me and I wasn’t better than anybody else. I could get up at 2 o’clock in the morning and stand my watch or whatever else I needed to do. It taught me so much that I would not trade the four years I spent in the Navy Seabees for a college education.” “I learned a lot of construction skills in the Navy, and when I got out I went to Chicago and worked there for ten years in steel fabrication. I met Vicki at that time and we got married. Then in 1973, we moved to Texas and I went to work for another company. In 1983 I switched jobs and went to work as vice-president for about eight years, and then in 1990 I decided to start my own.” “I started off with three employees and the first year we did $683,000 in sales; thirteen years later I sold the business and I was doing $36 million a year and had 125 employees.” His company did steel fabrication for schools, high-rise office buildings, shopping centers, hospitals and structures of that nature. Working from architect’s drawings, they would get the steel fabricated, set up the pieces and weld it all up. Sometimes it was in the contract to help erect the steel, depending on the requirements of the general contractor.

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RETIREMENT AND LONGHORNS In 1999, Mosser retired and in 2003 sold Myrex Industries, and really retired. He and Vicki had built a new house and were living on Lake Conroe. After six months puttering around the new house, Rex got bored and bought 56 acres – the first part of their ranch at Midway, Texas, in the fall of 1999. “I had to have something to do,” he said, “so the first thing I did is go out and buy three cows. Somebody from Bryan was advertising in the Houston Chronicle for Longhorns for sale, and I was so smart on cattle, I went and bought two steers and a bull. I didn’t know there was an organization such as the ITLA or the TLBAA or anything and he didn’t tell me. I didn’t have a trailer so he brought them over here to me, dropped them off and I paid him and he left.” “I went around and started buying more, and the second batch I bought, the people wanted to know which organization I wanted to register them in. I said, “Well, I didn’t know anything about any organization.” They told me the cows were registered ITLA, and I said, “Let’s just do it there, then.” “So I got in my car, took all the papers I had up there and joined up. They were extremely nice; we were sitting in that office in the back, up there in Fort Worth, and she was laughing because I was so dumb on everything. We sat there and talked and laughed and did all the paper work, and they were really great, helping me do that.” “When I came back, somebody said, “What about TLBAA?” I said I don’t know anything about that one, so I gathered up the registration papers I had and went to TLBAA, and I dual-registered cows that I had paid $500 apiece for.” “I had known John Stockton for about 25 years because he was in steel fabrication, too, but I never knew he raised Longhorns. All we talked about was steel fabrication and jobs. Then when I found that out, I called him one day and asked if he was raising Longhorns and he said yes, he had a bunch of them. So he invited me to his ranch.” “I went down to his ranch and took the tour, and John has a bunch of real


good cows. When I got out of the truck, Day’s Feisty Fannie was When Mosser got into the Longhorn business Zech Dameron was standing there a hundred yards from the truck looking at me. I said doing a lot of AI, embryo transplants and cloning. Mosser went to “Holy cow! Look at that! How much is that cow?”” Dameron’s ranch several times when they were doing flushes and John told Mosser he would have to go to Red McCombs to buy that related work, to learn how to do it. cow because she was already consigned to the Red McCombs sale. “ And then, of course,” said Dameron, “he expanded greatly past Mosser said, “Who in the hell is Red McCombs?” He had never what I ever did, including a lot more cloning. He cloned some of the heard of Red McCombs because he wasn’t into sports and had never best animals at the time with Ron Marquess and Wesley Watson. paid any attention, but Stockton promised to fix him up and mail He bought the first clone at the Horn Showcase about 2004, I him a catalog. think.” When Mosser got home, he told Vicki, “We don’t have anything It was a Starlight clone consigned by Dameron, who recalls, “It but billy goats. All of our Longhorn cows don’t have any more horn was a big event at that time.” than a billy goat. You ought to have seen that cow!” “When we got the McCombs sale catalog, we did our research and decided we would go as far as $35,000 – we wouldn’t pay any more The excitement of bidding, buying and cloning gave way to sorthan that for her. At the sale, Vicki was talking to everybody and row when Philip, one of Rex and Vicki’s three sons, died in 2005. looking at Day’s Feisty Fannie, and she came up to me and said I When Vicki also died a few months later, in January of 2006, several think we need to raise that to $40,000 and I said OK, but no more members of the Longhorn fraternity, enthan that.” couraged by Bill Hudson (thank you, Bill), “The bid went to $40,000 in about 60 worked with Rex to form the Mosser Famseconds and I said OK, stop. She looked ily Memorial Scholarship Fund. Zech at me and smiled and said “That cow’s Dameron was tapped to administer the going to Midway, Texas” and she raised fund, assisted by Buck Adams and Robert her hand. And raised her hand. When she Fenza. got done, she paid $59,000 and I was sit“We’ve given scholarships since 2006,” ting there in total shock. Fifty-nine thouDr. Dameron reported, “depending on sand dollars for a cow! The most I had how much money we have. We’ve given paid for any cow was $525!” larger amounts and lesser amounts, de“She got up and took pictures and all pending on the economy and if we could this, and I sat there stunned for a couple get donations.” of minutes and decided I needed a beer. “There were 12 or 15 recipients this So I walked over to the tree where the year, and I would think over 100 overall. horse trough with the beer was. I got me Some have received more than one award a beer and was standing there, drinking a – we didn’t limit it to one time. Julie Pack, beer and leaning against the tree, and Kathryn Head, Sarah Galloway and some somebody that lives right there near Red others have gotten several scholarships. I McCombs, has some real good cows, feel real good about it – those girls are came up to me, shook my hand and said stars; they have done well, they’re appre“Thank you.” And I said for what, and he ciative and nice.” said, “I’ve got some good cows, and you “I like to see people successful in life, just raised the price of my cows $10,000.” Vicki Mosser celebrates her victory as the winand education is one route to make a I thought about what he said and had to ning bidder of Day’s Feisty Fannie. mark in life.” reach down and get me another beer.” To help ensure continuity in future “At that time, the only people we knew funding for the scholarship program, Rex in the Longhorn business was John and has given some high-quality cows to Ron Helen Stockton, but it didn’t take long to Marquess and Wesley Watson, who will get acquainted after that.” provide a calf annually to help fund the “And after that, when any good longprogram. Dameron notes that it will be a horned cows came up for sale, Vicki just little harder without Rex there, because he went and bought ‘em. And she paid pretty not only donated, but he was always a good dollars for a lot of them. She liked major contributor. the bidding process and the buying. “Essentially,” observed Dameron, “we When we’d get them home, she would go have given a scholarship to everybody that out and look at them, but the rest of it was applied if they could meet the deadline. mine.” Everybody that applied in time last year got one, and it’s been going on like that Zach Dameron with 2008 Scholarship Winners several years. But it is hard to say no to a Sarah Galloway & Katheryn Head. Mosser got acquainted with Zech child that wants to go to college.” Dameron who had just cloned Starlight, “Everybody gets the same amount in a given year. We have given which at that time was the longest-horned cow in the registry. He as high as $10,000; last year it was $2,000 – it just depends. I hope told Dameron he wanted to clone Day’s Feisty Fannie, and wanted we can continue giving it out. It is a good thing and it has helped to hang onto Dameron’s coattails because he didn’t know anything several. We just need more donations, and we need to figure out a about it. way to do that.” “So we cloned Day’s Feisty Fannie,” Mosser recalls, “and got all that started. Zech was the first one to clone Texas Longhorns, I was the second then Ron Marquess was the third when he cloned Julie Pack, one of the multiple recipients, is currently in her clinCameo. We bought one of Zech’s clones from Starlight, we had the ical year of veterinary school at Texas A&M and will graduate in May nine clones from Day's Feisty Fannie, then we bought one of Ron’s Cameo clones.” continued on p.16

SORROW AND SCHOLARSHIPS

ZECH DAMRON, STARLIGHT AND CLONING

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS


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2014. Last year, she took a commission “At first,” Doug offered, “we weren’t with the United States Army and when sure what kind of animals we wanted to she graduates, she will serve as a Captain buy. We visited with several, but after we in the Army Vet Corps for three years. met Rex, discovered Longhorns and the “I first received a Mosser Family Scholease of maintenance ---” arship when I was in graduate school at “Rex made it kind of exciting for us,” inTexas A&M,” Julie reported. “I was so terjected Sandy. “We kind of thought that pleased to get the scholarship because as a was the route we wanted to take but graduate student there were so few scholweren’t positive, but when we visited with arships available. Since that time I have Rex and saw his animals, we just fell in been a repeat recipient and I can barely love with them.” begin to express how much it means to “As an example of his generosity,” conme that Mr. Mosser is so supportive of the Nora & Rex with grandson Kobe Mosser tinued Sandy, “we bought several cows youth in our educational careers. I have from him and we didn’t own a bull at that had the opportunity on several occasions time and Doug kept wanting to get one. since then to talk with Mr. Mosser about Rex told him he didn’t need one; that we the youth and to see the joy it brings him didn’t have enough cows to need a bull. whenever he is able to help us out. It is He said to just bring our cows and put people like Mr. Mosser who truly make a them in the pasture, to pick whatever bull difference in our lives and help us to bewe wanted. And he never charged us.” come all that we can be.” “We were rookies getting in the business Kathryn Head has also received Mosser back then,” said Doug. “He has been very Scholarship funding more than one time, kind and considerate and has been just a and she is also a veterinary student at godsend for us.” Texas A&M University College of Veteri“We went with Rex and Nora on their nary Medicine. very first date,” said Sandy. “We went out Sandy & Doug Stotts “Vet school,” she says, “is exto dinner. She is a wonderful pertremely expensive. Many students son…I love her and they are pergraduate with $100,000 in debt or fect for each other.” worse. It is my goal to not be one “I’m looking forward to visitof those students. Without the gening them in their beautiful watererosity and support of my Longfront home,” said Doug. “I’ve horn family, I would not be able to seen the pictures. Once they get obtain this goal. I am forever gratethat thing finished, I will be going ful for the help I have been given there to harass them.” by Rex Mosser and all the breeders Mosser’s ranch at Midway has who have ever donated to the been the site of a Horn Showcase scholarship fund. I hope one day I satellite horn measuring several am able to continue the tradition years, including the one this year and help students fund their eduscheduled for October 5. Ron & Barbara Marquess with Rex & Nora cation.” “We are going to miss him in the LongSarah Galloway reports that the Mosser horn business,” said Doug, “but I bet he family scholarship allowed her to get a college education without will still go to some of the Longhorn events, visit with some of his being in severe debt as a new graduate. Longhorn friends.” “I applied the scholarship to my yearly tuition,” she said. “With the graciousness of the Mosser family I was able to receive a college education, without the burden of wondering how my mother was Mosser’s outstanding herd of top quality Texas Longhorns will sell going to put my sister and me both through college at the same at absolute auction August 17 at Marquess Arrow Ranch, Ben time. I graduated from Tarleton State University in May with an AgriWheeler, Texas. Ron Marquess, who is managing the sale and will culture Services and Development Degree. Since graduation I have serve as auctioneer, explains that ‘absolute’ means there are no reaccepted my first teaching position at Ferris High School.” serves and that every animal will absolutely sell to the highest bid“I would like to thank the Mosser Family, Zech Dameron, and der. others who have made this scholarship possible. Two years ago at Rex Mosser became interested in the potential to expand the numthe Legacy Sale I made Mr. Mosser a promise, a promise to "Pay it ber of superior individuals through cloning, an exciting new tool forward" and give back to the program and to future youth so that then being aggressively championed by Zech Dameron and Ron they may achieve their dreams just as I was able.” Marquess. This intense interest led to hours of conversation. “We were at different functions,” said Marquess, “and got together discussing cattle and that’s how we became partners on buying betWithout knowing their neighbor at all, Doug and Sandy Stotts ter cattle and trying to improve the genetics in local herds. That led bought some raw land just down the road from Rex Mosser’s ranch to Rex and I traveling all over the United States many times, lookat Midway, Texas. ing at cattle and buying cattle.” “When we first bought our property,” Doug said, “he came over “You know, on a long road trip, you do a lot of talking, especially and helped us build our corral, and it wasn’t from me asking – he if you are driving, and we did a lot of those.” just volunteered. Whenever we had the opportunity, we’d all get to“Rex Mosser has built a herd of really top cattle,” observed Margether for lunch or dinner. Rex and Nora are just super people. We quess. “When he went to Red McCombs sale and bought Day’s still get over there as often as we can and they come over here on a Feisty Fannie, that got him started in investing in the cattle industry regular basis, just checking to see how we are doing, offering good and trying to find the nicer cattle with the genetics that are in more advice.” demand.”

ABSOLUTE AUCTION

NEIGHBORS

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BY SCOTTY O’BRYAN

events update

When I was about 7 years old, the Green Bay Packers and the Denver Broncos met at the Super Bowl. I didn’t have a favorite sports team at the time. My best friend Clayton was a Packers fan, so I jumped on that band wagon. I also had just started out my days showing cattle through the TLBT, and we had traveled to several shows with Lavern Pfeiffer. He and I entered into a debate around the dinner table one evening about the upcoming Super Bowl and our picks. In all my knowledge, I confidently told him how the Packers were obviously the better team, and Brett Farve was better than John Elway. After a bit of time, a bet was struck up and terms made. The deal was if the Packers won, Lavern would owe me a Brett Farve jersey. If the Broncos won, I would have to wash Lavern’s cattle at the next show. Lo and behold… Lavern showed up at the next spring show with about 15 calves, and I learned the way of making a white calf clean for the show ring. I definitely learned some lessons from that experience. For example, don’t make bets with a savvy cattleman from East Nebraska. I also learned the value of the atmosphere the Texas Longhorn breed brings to the table. You see, I wasn’t concerned about washing Lavern’s 15 calves while worrying that my dad had hauled a trailer load of our own to the show that needed washing. I was so wrapped up in being happy that I was at a cow show doing what we loved to do, with people that we enjoyed being around and that is what made the weekend memorable. TLBAA events always carry that air about them, friends reuniting around the breed that we all love. In June, the 26th Annual TLBAA World Show had that same vibe. The spirit of cooperation was definitely shown at the Awards Banquet that was graciously hosted by John and Diann Chase, with the Autobahn Scholarship Tour. We are certainly grateful for all the John and Diann have done for the youth of this breed. And in October, when you attend the TLBAA Horn Showcase and Sale, you’ll experience the same with breeders and organizations all meeting together to celebrate this wonderful breed. For all of its history, the Texas Longhorn breed has always carried a buzz of excitement around it. No pun intended, but that is the nature of the beast. This fall, October 9th – 13th, you’ll have the chance to attend the measuring event of the year. The TLBAA Horn Showcase is coming right around the corner! You won’t want to miss this grand event. You’ll have the chance to see many of the industry’s top animals in person and a chance to buy a few of them too. Bull Alley is returning for its second year in a row. You’ll be able to browse through several TLBAA A.I. certified bulls in person and buy some semen to stock your tanks up. This is also a great way for you to market your A.I. herd sire! The Horn Showcase is also introducing our first Horn Showcase Non-Haltered show with a 75% cash payout. If you are interested in taking part in any of these options at Horn Showcase, the entry deadline is September 3rd in office. Don’t miss out! The weekend will wrap up with the Horn Showcase Sale which is starting to promise great things. There are several over 70” females consigned thanks to our consignors! Watch for your sale catalog in an upcoming issue of your award winning “Trails” Magazine. For more information on the Horn Showcase please go to page 41. Aside from working on wrapping up World Show and preparing for the upcoming Horn Showcase, I attended the Sunrise Showmanship Camp for a day, put on by long time TLBAA members John T. and Betty Baker. Several of your TLBT members attended and gained several life lessons, virtues with a few show stick tricks on the side. I’m always glad to see people like the Bakers who continually invest in the youth. I’m sure the kids that attended are eager for the upcoming show season to kick off so they can put their newly acquired skills to the test. If you look at the bottom of this page you’ll see an ad for Schumacher Cattle. They are the sponsors of the new “Events Update” page. The Schumachers are a great couple, and your seminar chairs for the TLBAA Horn Showcase. They will do a great job, and we can’t wait to meet their expected ranch hand this fall. Thanks and congratulations Scott and Stacey! Until next time, have fun planning to attend your next TLBAA event and watch out for poor planned bets with cattlemen from Nebraska.

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ON THE SCENE!

(Top to bottom): Larry Barker with John T. Baker; The Dan & Carolyn Hunter Family; Cheryl & Dick Curry; Gwen Damato & Dale Lee

Texas Longhorn Trails


Youth Results FEMALE DIVISION CLASS 0.1: 1. HD BUTTERMILK 1/13, Keely Ellen Dennis, COUPLAND, TX; 2. HD SIERRA, Wyatt Reese Schaper, BRENHAM, TX CLASS 0.2: 1. ANCHOR T SUNRISE STORM, Barclay Brunson, CRAWFORD, TX; 2. KR DUKE, West Ryan, DANBURY, TX CLASS 1: 1. SANDDOLLAR MISS SOCIETY, Caroline Girard, DALLAS, TX; 2. HD POLLYANNA, Keely Ellen Dennis, COUPLAND, TX CLASS 2: 1. ANCHOR T SPLASH, Ashlynn Reed, TOMBALL, TX; 2. MAGIC TANGO C P, Cathleen Rangel, ALVORD, TX CLASS 3: 1. CT SISTER JUDYE, Sydney Jo Tucker, PARADISE, TX; 2. ANCHOR T CATALINA, Lindsey Parrish, ROUND ROCK, TX CLASS 3.2: 1. HI 5'S SHADY LADY, Tarah Moore, HICO, TX; 2. LW FOOL HEARTED MEMORY, Miracle Petree, ALVORD, TX CLASS 4: 1. TTT GOLDILOCKS, Tarah Moore, HICO, TX; 2. TW TIERRA TOPSANA, Hailey Neal, BRYSON, TX CLASS 4.2: 1. CT SALTY GINGER, MacKinlie Tucker, PARADISE, TX; 2. SUNRISE SYNDY LOU, Keely Ellen Dennis, COUPLAND, TX CLASS 5: 1. DIAMOND Q WAKINA, Hannah C. Faske, SOMERVILLE, TX; 2. HD KISSES, Keely Ellen Dennis, COUPLAND, TX CLASS 5.2: 1. SCCC DYNAMITE DOLLY 212, Kelby C. Meadows, PARADISE, TX; 2. RR KRISTEN'S BAMBI, Kristen Nelson, LEAGUE CITY, TX JUNIOR CHAMPION HALTERED FEMALE: SANDDOLLAR MISS SOCIETY, Caroline Girard, Dallas, TX RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION HALTERED FEMALE: TTT GOLDILOCKS, Tarah Moore, HICO, TX CLASS 8: 1. LW JESSIE'S GIRL, Shelby A. Rooker, POOLVILLE, TX; 2. FV LA CHICA BONITA, W.J. (Jake) Vinson, HICO, TX CLASS 8.2: 1. CL ATHENA John Nelson, CHICKASHA, OK; SHY'S ELLIE, Shyanne McClendon, MARSHALL, TX CLASS 9: 1. ECR COUNTRY COMFORT, Julia Faske, SOMERVILLE, TX; 2. JP WAR HYMN, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX CLASS 10: 1. HD SAMSONITE'S KARI-ON, Keely Ellen Dennis, COUPLAND, TX; 2. DIAMOND Q DELILA, Kalli Winters, PARADISE, TX CLASS 10.2: 1. TTT BEDAZZLED, Tarah Moore, HICO, TX; 2. SANDDOLLAR RITA, Hannah Nelson, CHICKASHA, OK CLASS 11: 1. SDR SUNRISE SUPERSTITIOUS, Barclay Brunson, Crawford, TX; 2. FV DONIE ROSE, J.F. (Josh) Vinson, HICO, TX SENIOR CHAMPION HALTERED FEMALE: SDR SUNRISE SUPERSTITIOUS, Barclay Brunson, Crawford, TX RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPION HALTERED FEMALE: FV DONIE ROSE, J.F. (Josh) Vinson, HICO, TX GRAND CHAMPION HALTERED FEMALE: SDR SUNRISE SUPERSTITIOUS, Barclay Brunson, Crawford, TX

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION HALTERED FEMALE: SANDDOLLAR MISS SOCIETY, Caroline Girard, Dallas, TX

BULL DIVISION CLASS 16: 1. ROCKETMAN 8/12, Hadley Morgan, BOWIE, TX; 2. HD ORION, Keely Ellen Dennis, COUPLAND, TX CLASS 17: 1. SDR GOLDEN STAR, Keagan Espinoza, WICHITA FALLS, TX; 2. RC BOCEPHUS, Meghan Lovaas, WAXAHACHIE, TX CLASS 18: 1. LSC RIGGIN', Kacey Lee Clark, SANTA FE, NM; 2. ANCHOR T KING TRITON, Ashlynn Reed, TOMBALL, TX CLASS 19: 1. SANDDOLLAR STINGS TELSON, Barclay Brunson, CRAWFORD, TX; 2. DIAMOND Q TUCSON, Hannah C. Faske, SOMERVILLE, TX CLASS 20: 1. HD SPITFIRE, Keely Ellen Dennis, COUPLAND, TX; 2. SSR IRON HOSS, Jose Jimenez, VENUS, TX CLASS 21: 1. MS SWEET T'S BRUNO, Barclay Brunson, CRAWFORD, TX; 2. SANDDOLLAR BOOMSTICK, Molly Cook, PARADISE, TX GRAND CHAMPION BULL: ROCKETMAN 8/12, Hadley Morgan, BOWIE, TX RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL: MS SWEET T'S BRUNO, Barclay Brunson, CRAWFORD, TX

STEER DIVISION CLASS 24: 1. HI 5'S HANK, Ethan Morgan, DEER PARK, TX; 2. MF IRON MAN, Mason Friar, BOERNE, TX CLASS 25: 1. DUBOSE'S FRIDAY, Eddie Cross III, HUNTSVILLE, TX; 2. J R MIDGET BOY N.B., Wyatt Nikodym, NEWCASTLE, OK CLASS 26: 1. LSC ROUGHY, Tarah Moore, HICO, TX; 2. TTT MAGNETO, Avery Roesler, KRUM, TX CLASS 27: 1. JTW BILLY GUN 03, Alexzandria Rivera, RED OAK, TX; 2. SSS BOLT'S RANGER, Ellen Waegner, FRIENDSWOOD, TX CLASS 28: 1. R4 WOLVERINE, Avery Roesler, KRUM, TX; 2. SANDDOLLAR CHESTNUT, Kellen McCauley, BRIDGEPORT, TX CLASS 29: 1. BN THE DEVILS TRAIN, Cody Mc Donald, OAKHURST, TX; 2. NEON ROW CP, Shelby A. Rooker, POOLVILLE, TX CLASS 30: 1. ERNIE C P, MacKinlie Tucker, PARADISE, TX; 2. BZB HONKYTONK, Michaela May Willms, SAN ANTONIO, TX CLASS 31: 1. T C REGARDING BENJAMIN, Cooper D. Taylor, Thorndale, TX; 2. COCA COLA COWBOY, Tarah Moore, HICO, TX GRAND CHAMPION STEER: T C REGARDING BENJAMIN, Cooper D. Taylor, Thorndale, TX RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION STEER: COCA COLA COWBOY, Tarah Moore, HICO, TX


Grand Champion Female SDR SUNRISE SUPERSTITIOUS Barclay Brunson, Crawford, TX Reserve Grand Champion Female SANDDOLLAR MISS SOCIETY Caroline Girard, Dallas, TX

Grand Champion Bull ROCKETMAN 8/12 Hadley Morgan, Bowie, TX Reserve Grand Champion Bull MS SWEET T’S BRUNO Barclay Brunson, Crawford, TX

Grand Champion Steer T C REGARDING BENJAMIN Cooper D. Taylor, Thorndale, TX

August 2013

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Haltered Results FEMALE DIVISION CLASS .1: 1. HD JETSTAR, George and Cindy Dennis, COUPLAND, TX CLASS .2: 1. ANCHOR T SUNRISE STORM, Anchor T Ranch, KEMAH, TX CLASS 1: 1. SANDDOLLAR MISS SOCIETY, Todd Williams, DALLAS, TX; 2. HD POLLYANNA, George and Cindy Dennis, COUPLAND, TX CLASS 2: 1. ANCHOR T SPLASH, Anchor T Ranch, KEMAH, TX; 2. SDR YO YO, Dale Land and Cattle, DICKINSON, TX CLASS 3: 1. HI 5'S SHADY LADY, Cody M. Himmelreich, DEL VALLE, TX; 2. CT SISTER JUDYE, Joe Tucker, PARADISE, TX CLASS 4: 1. SUNRISE SYNDY LOU, Kari Lynn Dennis, Coupland, TX; 2. CT SALTY GINGER, Joe Tucker, PARADISE, TX CLASS 5: 1. HD KISSES, George and Cindy Dennis, COUPLAND, TX; 2. SDR NIGHT SHADE, Justin Wade Crumpton, MIDLOTHIAN, TX JUNIOR CHAMPION HALTERED FEMALE: SANDDOLLAR MISS SOCIETY, Todd Williams, DALLAS, TX RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION HALTERED FEMALE: SUNRISE SYNDY LOU, Kari Lynn Dennis, Coupland, TX CLASS 8: 1. SANDDOLLAR LORENA, Jose Jimenez, VENUS, TX; 2. TL MS. TEX-ANNA'S PEARL, Jacob Elkins, ALVARADO, TX CLASS 9: 1. RICE CREEK SUGAR POPS, Dennis & Pam Thonsgard, ALVIN, TX; 2. PLR CHIZM'S CAPPUCCINO, Randy & Catherine Morris, TUSCOLA, TX CLASS 10: 1. HD SAMSONITE'S KARI-ON, George & Cindy Dennis, COUPLAND, TX; 2. SANDDOLLAR RITA, John & Diann Chase, FORT WORTH, TX CLASS 11: 1. SANDDOLLAR CUPCAKE, John & Diann Chase, FORT WORTH, TX; 2. SDR SUNRISE SUPERSTITIOUS, Dale Land and Cattle, DICKINSON, TX SENIOR CHAMPION HALTERED FEMALE: SANDDOLLAR CUPCAKE, John & Diann Chase, FORT WORTH, TX RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPION HALTERED FEMALE: SDR SUNRISE SUPERSTITIOUS, Dale Land and Cattle, DICKINSON, TX

GRAND CHAMPION MATURE FEMALE: HI 5'S DREAM CATCHER, Cody M. Himmelreich, DEL VALLE, TX RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION MATURE FEMALE: PLR CHARMIN' MIRANDA, Kathleen and Jeff Hoffman, PARADISE, TX

BULL DIVISION CLASS 20: 1. HD ORION, George and Cindy Dennis, COUPLAND, TX; 2. BZB JOHNNY BE GOOD, Brown's Longhorns, SAN ANTONIO, TX CLASS 21: 1. SDR GOLDEN STAR, Dale Land and Cattle, DICKINSON, TX CLASS 22: 1. ANCHOR T KING TRITON, Anchor T Ranch, KEMAH, TX; 2. SANDDOLLAR ALDO, John & Diann Chase, FORT WORTH, TX CLASS 23: 1. SANDDOLLAR STINGS TELSON, John & Diann Chase, FORT WORTH, TX; 2. OL LOOKOUT, John Oliver, WAXAHACHIE, TX CLASS 24: 1. HD SPITFIRE, George and Cindy Dennis, COUPLAND, TX; 2. BZB AM TOO, Brown's Longhorns, SAN ANTONIO, TX JUNIOR CHAMPION BULL: SANDDOLLAR STINGS TELSON, John & Diann Chase, FORT WORTH, TX JUNIOR RESERVE CHAMPION BULL: HD SPITFIRE, George and Cindy Dennis, COUPLAND, TX CLASS 27: 1. SANDDOLLAR BOOMSTICK, B&H Longhorns, GRANBURY, TX; 2. SARCEE FIRESTORM, JP Ranch, BEN WHEELER, TX CLASS 29: 1. SANDDOLLAR ESCALADE, John & Diann Chase, FORT WORTH, TX; 2. HI 5'S PEOPLES CHOICE, Cody M. Himmelreich, DEL VALLE, TX SENIOR CHAMPION BULL: SANDDOLLAR BOOMSTICK, B&H Longhorns, GRANBURY, TX SENIOR RESERVE CHAMPION BULL: CL VESUVIUS, Jordan Culpepper, Sunset, TX

GRAND CHAMPION HALTERED FEMALE: SANDDOLLAR CUPCAKE, John & Diann Chase, FORT WORTH, TX RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION HALTERED FEMALE: SDR SUNRISE SUPERSTITIOUS, Dale Land and Cattle, DICKINSON, TX

GRAND CHAMPION BULL: SANDDOLLAR BOOMSTICK, B&H Longhorns, GRANBURY, TX RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL: SANDDOLLAR ESCALADE, John & Diann Chase, FORT WORTH, TX

MATURE FEMALE DIVISION

PRODUCE OF DAM DIVISION

CLASS 16.1: 1. HI 5'S DREAM CATCHER, Cody M. Himmelreich, DEL VALLE, TX; 2. PLR CHARMIN' MIRANDA, Kathleen and Jeff Hoffman, PARADISE, TX

CLASS 34: 1. SIERRA 51, Dale Land and Cattle, DICKINSON, TX; 2. BOOMERANG'S MELODY CP, Carla Payne, SLIDELL, TX

PRODUCE OF SIRE DIVISION CLASS 35: 1. ANCHOR T ANCHOR MAN, Anchor T Ranch, KEMAH, TX

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Texas Longhorn Trails


Grand Champion Haltered Female SANDDOLLAR CUPCAKE John & Diann Chase, FORT WORTH, TX Reserve Grand Champion Haltered Female SDR SUNRISE SUPERSTITIOUS Dale Land and Cattle, DICKINSON, TX

Grand Champion Mature Haltered Female HI 5'S DREAM CATCHER Cody M. Himmelreich, DEL VALLE, TX

Grand Champion Bull SANDDOLLAR BOOMSTICK B&H Longhorns, Granbury, TX Reserve Grand Champion Bull SANDDOLLAR ESCALADE John & Diann Chase, FORT WORTH, TX

August 2013

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2012-2013 Junior Hall of Fame - Avery Roesler, Sara Jennings, Jackson Grace, Cooper Taylor, Dalli Anders, Jonah Faske, Hayden Hughes, Shyanne McClenden

2012-2013 TLBAA Hall of Fame-Bulls:Art Anders, Keely Dennis, James Culpepper, Cody Himmelreich 2012-2013 Intermediate Hall of Fame - Hailey Neal, Blair Bruson, Carson Tucker, Justin Crumpton, Olivia Faske, Rachel Faske, Joy Faske, Reese Ryan, Miriam Faske

2012-2013 TLBAA Hall of Fame-Haltered Females:Taylor Morgan, Todd Williams, Erin Winkel, Mitchell Dale, Cody Himmelreich, James Culpepper, Cindy Schnuriger, Kris Johnson

Reserve Grand Champion Haltered Mature FemaleJeff Hoffman; Grand Champion Haltered Mature Female- Cody Himmelreich

2012-2013 Teen Hall of Fame - Jimmie Gee, Kalli Winters, Ethan Morgan, Hunter Winkel, West Ryan, Jake Vinson, Josh Vinson, Joseph Faske, Shelby Rooker, Tarah Moore

2012-2013 TLBAA Hall of Fame-Haltered Mature Females:Steve Quary, Madison Ollive, Jeff Hoffman, Tristyn Ollive, Dennis Urbantke, Grand Champion BullHaltered Show-Sand Dollar Cody Himmelreich Ranch-John & Diann Chase Reserve Grand Champion Haltered FemaleMitchell Dale; Grand Champion Haltered Female-James Culpepper

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2012-2013 Senior Hall of Fame - Shelby Neal, Tabitha Faske, Lydia Faske, Keely Dennis, Sarah Faske, Julia Faske, Hannah Faske, Molly Cook Reserve Champion Junior Haltered Female- Keely Dennis; Reserve Junior Haltered Female- Todd Williams

Texas Longhorn Trails


Exhibitor of the Year-Division A: Kathy Kittler

Exhibitor of the Year-Division B: Cody Himmelreich Bright Future Scholarship: (L-R) Trustee Tammy Tiner, Sarah Faske, Hannah Faske, Julia Faske

The Premier Exhibitor of the Year was awarded to Sand Dollar Ranch – John & Diann Chase.

Junior Showmanship:(r-l) 1. Avery Roesler; 2. Cooper Taylor; 3. Sara Jennings

The NASA Longhorn Project received the Haltered Herdsman Award.

Exhibitor of the Year-Division C: Art & Haley Anders

El Coyote Ranch received the NonHaltered Herdsman Award.

Intermediate Showmanship: (r-l) 1. Miriam Faske; 2. Rachel Faske; 3. Justin Crumpton

Teen Showmanship: (r-l) 1. Josh Vinson; 2. Tarah Moore; 3. John Nelson

Junior Gold Merit: 1. Shyanne McClendon (Right) 2. Hayden Hughes (Left); Tie 3. Jackson Grace, Sara Jennings (Center)

Intermediate Gold Merit: 1. Reese Ryan (Right) 2. Miriam Faske (Center); 3. Rachel Faske (Left) Senior Showmanship: (r-l) 1. Wesley Meadows; 2. Sarah Faske; 3. Lydia Faske

Teen Gold Merit: 1. Josh Vinson (Right); 2. Tarah Moore, Shelby Rooker (Center); 3. Jake Vinson (Left)

Senior Gold Merit: 1. Lydia Faske (Right); 2. Hannah Faske (Center); 3. Sarah Faske (Left)

Newcomer Of The Year: The Roesler Family Top Hand Award: Kevin & Laureen Rooker

2013-2014 TLBT Officers – Joy Faske; Jonah Faske; Shyanne McClendon; Shelby Rooker; Miracle Petree; Alexandria Rivera; Lydia Faske; Tarah Moore; Miram Faske; Jake Vinson; Tud Krier; Rachel Faske; Sara Jennings

August 2013

TLBT Supporters Of The Year: Sarah Faske presenting to Trigg, Traci & Tarah Moore

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Free Results MINIATURE HEIFERS CLASS 1: 1. SS MINI VICTORIA, Dave & Althea Sullivan, Celina, TX; 2. EMILIE SUE 6/11, Dave & Althea Sullivan, Celina, TX

MINIATURE COWS CLASS 1: 1. SS MINI MARYLAND, Dave & Althea Sullivan, Celina, TX; 2. MINI SS HAILEY, Dave & Althea Sullivan, Celina, TX

FEMALE DIVISION CLASS 2: 1. SANDDOLLAR SALLY RCR, John & Diann Chase, FORT WORTH, TX; 2. SSRR SHINING SAND, Sunset Ridge Ranch, HOMINY, OK CLASS 3: 1. SANDDOLLAR STINGS ANGEL, John & Diann Chase, FORT WORTH, TX; 2. MAGIC OVER C P, Carla Payne, SLIDELL, TX CLASS 4: 1. TP SPOTTY, Bob Coffee, AUSTIN, TX; 2. SANDDOLLAR V- VICTORIA, John & Diann Chase, FORT WORTH, TX CLASS 5: 1. SANDDOLLAR SUZETTE, Caroline Girard, DALLAS, TX; 2. TL TEXAS AMBER, Jodi Anderson, DECATUR, TX JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE: SANDDOLLAR SUZETTE, Caroline Girard, DALLAS, TX RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE: SANDDOLLAR STINGS ANGEL, John & Diann Chase, FORT WORTH, TX CLASS 8: 1. CL ATHENA, Ryan M. Culpepper, JACKSBORO, TX; 2. TL COUNTRY GIRL, Jodi Anderson, DECATUR, TX CLASS 9: 1. AK KATMAI, Coffee-Sims Partnership, AUSTIN, TX; 2. BELLA'S BLAZING SUNSET, Barbara Baker Bivins & Matthew Bivins, CAMPBELL, TX CLASS 10: 1. SHALAKO POLKA DOT C P, Carla Payne, SLIDELL, TX; 2. MAGIC LADY C P, Carla Payne, SLIDELL, TX CLASS 11: 1. V-BAR BELLARIO HALO, John & Diann Chase, FORT WORTH, TX; 2. TL SPARKLE PLENTY, Greg and Beth Tanner, STEPHENVILLE, TX SENIOR CHAMPION FEMALE: V-BAR BELLARIO HALO, John & Diann Chase, FORT WORTH, TX RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPION FEMALE: SHALAKO POLKA DOT C P, Carla Payne, SLIDELL, TX GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE: SANDDOLLAR SUZETTE, Caroline Girard, DALLAS, TX RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE: V-BAR BELLARIO HALO, John & Diann Chase, FORT WORTH, TX

MATURE FEMALE DIVISION CLASS 16: 1. LLL GUNSMOKE'S MISSY, Kasi Dick, PAWHUSKA, OK; 2. HC MISS DAKOTA, Jonell Westerberg & Norman (Roger) Ridgway, ROCKSPRINGS, TX

CLASS 17: 1. JBM BECCA II, John Marshal, Llano, TX; 2. CR UNSTOPABULL CHEX APPEAL, Cactus Rose Longhorns, EDNA, TX CLASS 18: 1. DDM SOMBRAH'S FIRST LADY, Doug and Darnell Muenchow, FLORESVILLE, TX; 2. ALL OF RED, John Marshall, Llano, TX CLASS 19: 1. BHR SWEET ROSE, John Marshall, Llano, TX; 2. WHELMING SUPER STAR, Jonell Westerberg & Norman (Roger) Ridgway, ROCKSPRINGS, TX GRAND CHAMPION MATURE FEMALE: BHR SWEET ROSE, John Marshall, Llano, TX RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION MATURE FEMALE: DDM SOMBRAH'S FIRST LADY, Doug and Darnell Muenchow, FLORESVILLE, TX

FREE RANGE DIVISION CLASS 22: 1. SAKE-SALLY, Grace Cattle Company, LLC, SUNSET, TX; 2. LITTLE GIRL TX 01, Circle 7 Cattle Co., HAWKINS, TX CLASS 23: 1. WATSON 507, Bruce & Connie Ollive, BIG SANDY, TX; 2. HCC HIGH BROW GOLD, Donnie Taylor, HUNTINGTON, TX GRAND CHAMPION FREE RANGE: WATSON 507, Bruce & Connie Ollive, BIG SANDY, TX RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FREE RANGE: SAKE-SALLY, Grace Cattle Company, LLC, SUNSET, TX

TROPHY STEER DIVISION CLASS 1: 1. BRR ROC STARR, Matt Vizza, SAN ANTONIO, TX; 2. DDM JOKER'S WILD, Vida Nueva Ranch, BURTON, TX CLASS 2: 1. HUNTERS DIPPIN DOTS, Ron & Donna Garison, DOYLINE, LA; 2. TEXAS JACK 88, Kathy Kittler, CARLISLE, AR JUNIOR GRAND CHAMPION STEER: HUNTERS DIPPIN DOTS, Ron & Donna Garison, DOYLINE, LA JUNIOR RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION STEER: TEXAS JACK 88, Kathy Kittler, CARLISLE, AR CLASS 5: 1. TCR CASH, Ron & Donna Garison, DOYLINE, LA; 2. DON PEDRITO ECR, El Coyote Ranch, KINGSVILLE, TX CLASS 6: 1. DIXIE FINALE, El Coyote Ranch, KINGSVILLE, TX; 2. BL 345, El Coyote Ranch, KINGSVILLE, TX SENIOR GRAND CHAMPION STEER: DIXIE FINALE, El Coyote Ranch, KINGSVILLE, TX SENIOR RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION STEER: TCR CASH, Ron & Donna Garison, DOYLINE, LA GRAND CHAMPION STEER: DIXIE FINALE, El Coyote Ranch, KINGSVILLE, TX RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION STEER: TCR CASH, Ron & Donna Garison, DOYLINE, LA


Miniature Heifer Winner SS MINI VICTORIA Dave & Althea Sullivan, Celina, TX Miniature Cow Winner SS MINI MARYLAND Dave & Althea Sullivan, Celina, TX

Grand Champion Female SANDDOLLAR SUZETTE Caroline Girard, Dallas, TX Reserve Grand Champion Female V-BAR BELLARIO HALO John & Diann Chase, Fort Worth, TX

Grand Champion Mature Female BHR SWEET ROSE John Marshall, Llano, TX Reserve Grand Champion Mature Female DDM SOMBRAH’S FIRST LADY Doug & Darnell Muenchow, Floresville, TX

Grand Champion Free Range WATSON 507 Bruce & Connie Ollive, Big Sandy, TX Reserve Grand Champion Free Range SAKE-SALLY Grace Cattle Company, LLC, Sunset, TX

Grand Champion Trophy Steer DIXIE FINALE El Coyote Ranch, KINGSVILLE, TX Reserve Grand Champion Trophy Steer TCR CASH Ron & Donna Garison, Doyline, LA

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1. Shyanne McClendon Marshall, Texas

2,600 Points

1. Tarah Moore Hico, Texas

2. Avery Roesler 3. Hayden Hughes 4. Jonah Faske 5. Cooper D. Taylor 6. Sara Jennings 7. Wyatt Wilson 8. Dalli Anders 9. Jackson Grace 10. Chance Kearney

Krum, TX Anna, TX Somerville, TX Thorndale, TX Angleton, TX Capitan, NM Crawford, NE Sunset, TX Evans, WA

1. Miriam Faske Somerville, Texas

2500 2440 2175 1835 1470 960 850 775 525

4,740 Points

2. Shelby A. Rooker 3. Joseph Faske 4. J.F. (Josh) Vinson 5. W.J. (Jake) Vinson 6. West Ryan 7. Ethan Morgan 8. Hunter D. Winkel 9. Kalli Winters 10. Jimmie Lynn Gee

1. Molly Cook

2. Reese Ryan 3. Joy Faske 4. Rachel Faske 5. Ryan Johnson 6. Olivia M. Faske 7. Justin Crumpton 8. Carson Tucker 9. Blair Brunson 10. Hailey Neal

Danbury, TX Somerville, TX Somerville, TX Big Horn, WY Somerville, TX Midlothian, TX Paradise, TX Crawford, TX Bryson, TX

Poolville, TX Somerville, TX Hico, TX Hico, TX Danbury, TX Deer Park, TX League City, TX Paradise, TX Springtown, TX

Paradise, TX

3345 2530 2510 2350 2230 1885 1865 1550 1500

5,010 Points

2495 2345 2275 1700 1525 1390 1180 955 880

A special thanks to our generous calf donors! Carla Payne, C P Longhorns Cody Himmelreich, Hi-5 Longhorns Ross and Curtis Ohlendorf, Rockin O Longhorns El Coyote Ranch 28

7,570 Points

2. Nathaniel Faske 3. Hannah C. Faske 4. Julia Faske 5. Sarah Faske 6. Keely Ellen Dennis 7. Lydia Faske 8. Tabitha Faske 9. Johnna Williams 10. Shelby Neal

Somerville, TX Somerville, TX Somerville, TX Somerville, TX Coupland, TX Somerville, TX Somerville, TX League City, TX Bryson, TX

3350 3250 3140 2890 2215 2210 1795 1510 1370

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FREE MATURE FEMALES HATERED FEMALES

FREE FEMALES

RVR LETTY ROSE

289

BHR SWEET ROSE

191

Steven Zunker, Luling, TX Sire: CONCHO 24 Dam: LETICIA BUTLER RK94

John Marshall, Llano, TX Sire: JVC SANDMAN Dam: NLC LADY GODIVA

T W G-MAN'S KATRINA C P 232

Doug & Darnell Muenchow, Floresville, TX Sire: LP SOMBRAH Dam: ROE'S MISS CRESSON 287

DDM SOMBRAH'S FIRST LADY 181

Donnie Taylor, Huntington, TX Sire: GF G-MAN Dam: KATRINA C P

TH MISS CHA-VERRO

223

DDR BOOMER

152

Dennis & Judy Urbantke, San Angelo, TX Sire: ST VAQUERO Dam: TH CHARDONNAY

Donald & Sharron Wiens, Kenniwick, WA Sire: BOOMERANG C P Dam: D/O HOT COCO

V-BAR BELLARIO HALO

SALTILLO CG 305

219

209

ALL OF RED

365

Cody M. Himmelreich, Del Valle, TX Sire: DRL SON OF SOMBRAH Dam: JHC ZIPPIDY

SANDDOLLAR CUPCAKE

312

John & Diann Chase, Fort Worth, TX Sire: CS TRAVELER 178/8 Dam: SANDDOLLAR LAINEY

SDR SUNRISE SUPERSTITIOUS 297 Dale Land and Cattle, Dickinson, TX Sire: RIVER CAPTAIN Dam: SIERRA 51

VIVIAN 01

Bonnie & Rodger Damrow, Roca, NE Sire: SALTILLO ZACK 8 Dam: SALTILLO COWGAL 98

John & Diann Chase, Fort Worth, TX Sire: MICHELANGLO Dam: V BAR VIPER HALO

BONITA LEIGH

148

HI 5'S SHADY LADY

271

Toby Johnson, Big Horn, WY Sire: OWENS RESPECT Dam: POPO AGIE

147

SDR SUNRISE SUPER GIRL 215

Vida Nueva Ranch, Burton, TX Sire: BL RODEO CHEX Dam: SENORA LEIGH

John Marshall, Llano, TX Sire: REBEL RED 01/9 Dam: ALLOFASUDDEN

Dale Land and Cattle, Dickinson, TX Sire: RIVER CAPTAIN Dam: SIERRA 51

SANDDOLLAR SUZETTE

RAFTERJ2 CATRON COUNTY 144

SANDDOLLAR MISS SOCIETY 181

Sylvia Johnson, Anthony, TX Sire: B/5 VAQUERO RED Dam: RAFTERJ2 CAT'S PAJAMAS

Todd Williams, Dallas, TX Sire: CS TRAVELER 178/8 Dam: MK HIGH SOCIETY

165

Caroline Girard, Dallas, TX Sire: RCR SCORPION'S STINGER Dam: SD NEEDLEPOINTS SUNSHINE

ANNIE GIT YER GUN

114

Robert & Jenny Smoot, Artesia, NM Sire: RUSTED IRON AKA PETE E. Dam: RAFTER J2 MOLLY ME GIRL

THB GOODIE TWO SHOES Two Heart Bar Ranch, Plains, MT Sire: UNBELIEVABLE CHEROKEE Dam: THB DUNN DAMN GOOD

MASON'S GRAND MISS

112

CR UNSTOPABULL CHEX APPEAL Cactus Rose Longhorns, Edna, TX Sire: ASOCL UNSTOPABULL CHEX Dam: OVER APPEAL

BERTIE'S BEAUTY 4427 109

John Marshall, Llano, TX Sire: J.R. GRAND SLAM Dam: REBEL MISS 3/7

ANCHOR T MERMAID 140

M2 COOTER MOUNTAIN 106

Keith & Tina DuBose, Tyler, TX Sire: YO CLASSIC WHIRL 1679 Dam: YO MIDNIGHT BEAUTY 3091

DV RAZ BY TAZ

96

Del Vic Farms, Snyder, NE Sire: DV MAN A HOONEY Dam: CLASSIE TAZ

Carla Payne, Slidell, TX Sire: SHALAKO CHEX Dam: TW BOOMERANG'S POLKA DOT

BIGLODGE PICANTE

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164

Tom Matott, Castle Rock, CO Sire: COWBOY CHEX Dam: COOTER HILL

MW PUNKEN'S LUCKY GIRL 154

SHALAKO POLKA DOT C P 100

Two Heart Bar Ranch, Plains, MT Sire: OUTLAW Dam: BIGLODGE SALSA

179

Anchor T Ranch, Kemah, TX Sire: OBRYAN 2 IRON KETTLE Dam: SD MARINIA

91

Bo & Jo Ann Winkel, Clayton, TX Sire: G&L SHOWDOWN Dam: G&L UNIQUE CRITIQUE

SALTILLO COWGAL IV 031 146 Bonnie & Rodger Damrow, Roca, NE Sire: EOT OUTBACK REDNECK Dam: SALTILLO COWGAL 98

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BULLS

HI 5'S PEOPLES CHOICE

HALTERED MATURE FEMALES

716

Cody M. Himmelreich, Del Valle, TX Sire: SB POP A TOP Dam: HI 5 LEGACYS DREAM

HI 5'S DREAM CATCHER

SANDDOLLAR ESCALADE 662 John & Diann Chase, Fort Worth, TX Sire: RCR SCORPION'S STINGER Dam: SD REDEMPTION'S ANGEL

HD SPITFIRE

453

HI 5'S SOUTHERN COMFORT 274 Cody M. Himmelreich, Del Valle, TX Sire: SB POP A TOP Dam: HI 5’S ON THE ROCKS

SANDDOLLAR BOOMSTICK 218 B&H Longhorns, Granbury, TX Sire: SANDDOLLAR MAMA'S BOY Dam: MK HIGH SOCIETY Art Anders, Crawford, NE Sire: ANDERS LEGEND Dam: CONTOUR 63

SANDDOLLAR STINGS TELSON 159 John & Diann Chase, Fort Worth, TX Sire: RCR SCORPION'S STINGER Dam: SD SWEET THING

154

David & S. Lynn Starritt, Anthony, TX Sire: RAFTER J2 STUDS MCGRAW Dam: NMFRHM 104 NINO

GYPSY'S DAY 2

ENR KAHUNA Oscar Mooney, Coeur D Alene, ID Sire: SMOKIN ACES Dam: ENR HANA

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SARCEE ORPHAN

152

152

127

Bruce and Connie Ollive, Big Sandy, TX Sire: BANDERA CHEX Dam: RUTLEDGE'S MAX

PLR CHARMIN' MIRANDA 117 Kathleen and Jeff Hoffman, Paradise, TX Sire: PLR FLAMETHROWER Dam: PLR CHARMED KEEPSAKE

110

Bruce and Connie Ollive, Big Sandy, TX Sire: BANDERA CHEX Dam: SARCEE PRETTY WOMAN

BOULDER BUMPER

102

Ron & Jan Gentry, Belen, NM Sire: COUNTY Dam: SAPRANO

DIAMOND Q DANISHA

102

Steve, Bodie & Chad Quary, Prague, OK Sire: DIAMOND Q PEACEMAKER Dam: DIAMOND Q DELCIE

OH MY DARLIN JKW

Ron & Jan Gentry, Belen, NM Sire: DAY LA HOYA Dam: BAR G BAR GYPSY ROSE

182

Dennis & Judy Urbantke, San Angelo, TX Sire: JL WAR DANCE Dam: RP WHIZ KID

SARCEE WATSEKA

ANDERS CONTOUR LEGEND 181

411

Cody M. Himmelreich, Del Valle, TX Sire: SD REMARKABLE REDEMPTION Dam: PRL SWOOSH HERE I COME

TH CHARDONNAY

George & Cindy Dennis, Coupland, TX Sire: SANDDOLLAR SAMSONITE Dam: HD SEQUOIA

RAFTER J2 BRAVEHEART

BRONC BUSTER Todd & Kelli McKnight Robert & Kim Richey Dora Thompson Don & Kathy Kittler Danny & Carole Phillips Texas Longhorn Breeders Gulf Coast Assoc. Keith & Tina DuBose West Texas Longhorn Association

102

J Wade and Kristi Wilson, Capitan, NM Sire: SAGE COACH JKW Dam: LORI DARLIN' JKW

HI 5’S SHENA BABE

92

Swing'n Star Ranch, Dayton, TX Sire: SON OF PISTOL Dam: G&L STUNNING SHENA

BLACK PEARL 82

73

Rocking K Bar T Ranch, Evans, WA Sire: OWENS RESPECT Dam: PEEK A BOO LD

DUDE South Texas Longhorn Association East Texas Longhorn Association McIntyre Ranches Ron & Donna Garison Nancy Dunn Steve & Bodie Quary Oklahoma Texas Longhorn Association Dave & Althea Sullivan WRANGLER John Marshall John & Brenda Oliver Danny & Merrilou Russell Gary & Teresa Bowdoin Troy & Amelia Robinett TUMBLEWEED Dr. Gene & Lana Hightower Dr. Lee & Linda Ragains Larry & Glen Smith The Fort Worth Herd Nebraska Texas Longhorn Association Jim & Becky Rombeck

A very special Thank You to all of those who contributed to make this World Show a success! Texas Longhorn Trails


The Results Are In! Member Feedback on the 2013 TLBAA World Show The results are in, and overall members had positive feedback for the 2013 TLBAA World Show. The graphs at the right illustrate the responses. Repondents could also leave additional encouragement and constructive criticism. The two questions that required comments, not multiple choice answers, had a wide variety of answers. Some typical responses are shown below. We appreciate your participation in the survey. The feedback will be helpful in moving forward to the next World Show. What was your favorite part of the TLBAA World Show? “Steer show” “Seeing other breeders” “Seeing so many people attend and so many kids participating in all of the events” “The mini Longhorns” “Competing. The youth shows” “Watching the kids handle the Longhorns.” “Winning!!! Moving cows into pen area was good. Venue was great, PA system was difficult to hear. Great buckles, trophies, ribbons.” “The banquet” “Meeting new breeders” What one thing would you like to see changed for next year's World Show? “The Smug Mug web site needs to have the ID number of the picture underneath each picture for easier identification.” “Nothing. Everything went smooth” “Things to be a little smoother and not as hectic. I personally had a hard time trying to make it to everywhere I needed to be.” “More volunteers.” “Held by itself.” “The schedule changed to where the shows are over Friday evening, then the banquet held Friday night. Could rotate shows around to where not the same show always be on the last day.” August 2013

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T L B A A BOARD OF DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHIES

Lana Hightower Birth Date & Place: August 16, 1943, Creston, IA Residence: Van, TX Occupation: Wife, Mother, Rancher, Hunter Family: Married to my partner and best friend, Dr Gene for 24 years and we have 5 Children & 15 Grandchildren between us. Business/Volunteer Experience: Farm and Ranch Real Estate, Travel Agent, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Paul Anderson Youth Homes, Dallas Cowboy Bible Study, Dallas Fashion Market, Judging Texas Longhorns, Conducting Judging Clinics. Organizations: National Rifleman Association, East Texas Longhorn Association, serving as President, Secretary/Treasurer & Board of Director. Superintendent of the East Texas State Fair, Longhorn Division, for the past 15 years. Member of TLBAA & ITLA. Ranch Location: Van, TX and Prescott, IA How Long Raising Longhorns: 19 years Member of TLBAA: 1994 Elected to the Board: 2008– Served as Executive VP for 3 years Reason For Serving on Board of Directors: To promote the magnificent Texas Longhorn, preserve the integrity and purpose of the TLBAA and serve the membership. Remarks: Gene and I have been involved in all phases of the Longhorn industry from the show circuit to the Horn Showcase. It is my privilege to serve with the TLBAA Board of Directors and numerous committees within the Association and to promote the TLBT. Our future is bright! LONGHORN SMILES! August 2013

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By Craig Perez When it comes to talking about Longhorns, everyone has a story to tell. It might be about that time they bought their first Longhorn. It might be that time they sold one for big money. Might be about that calf they had to carry on their lap in the truck driving home from a sale. We all see those big name super star Longhorns in the magazines, but do we ever really know the stories behind them? Well, this is a look back at some of the most influential, well known, and longest horned cows of the STATS: Magnificent 7 era. For this issue we are going to take a closer look at Y O SAMSON JOSESire: YO SAMSON FINA 706. Y O SAMSON JOSEFINA 706 seemed Dam: YO JOSEFINA destined for greatness from the time she was DOB: 4/2/1971 ~ weaned. Like many great stories, this one starts in the pen full anonymous calves that DIED AROUND 1997 buy 3S Classic Favorite to help boost her have made it past the first cut. Alan Sparger program to the legend we know today. TLBAA # C5024 would be on the hunt for a couple of cows to When talking about legendary bulls and the add to his 3S Ranch. After making the long OFFICIAL MAGNIFICENT 7 HORN owners that used them, 3S 49 a big brindle drive down the Y.O. Ranch entrance he and white bull out of Hondo would go on MEASUREMENT: 55” TIP TO TIP would end up looking through the “replaceto be used by Darol Dickinson. 3S 49 can ment heifers” for a couple of new additions. BREEDER: CHARLES SCHREINER IV still be found in many pedigrees today of The ranch manager at the time didn’t have high selling cash cows for the wild brindle LAST OWNER: TOMFOOLERY FARMS any of the regular sale heifers available. Apcolor and thick clean conformation he parently Alan was a good enough customer (AKA: TOM BRUNDAGE) passed onto his progeny. that the manager didn’t mind showing him Seven of the 31 progeny would be sired some of the better stuff. Alan picked out two by Texas Ranger JP, which would be impressive, if Classic had not heifers from the rather large group. The first was Y O Samson Anbeen the sire of 14 of the remaining progeny. One of those would tonia 702, a nice red roan heifer. The second heifer was… not Y O become the most prolific and influential producers of all the Samson Josefina 706. Thankfully on that day the ranch manager daughters. On April 23, 1983 a heifer would be born named 3S Fatold Alan that he really needed to look at this other heifer in the vorite Beauty. Of 12 registered progeny all but three were female. pen. One he thought was the best of the group. Upon a closer look, Three would be sired by Watson 83, six by Phenomenon, and one Alan agreed that the heifer the manager picked was better than the by Tri-W Broken Arrow. Today living a pampered life in Michigan, second one he had picked for himself. Y O Samson Josefina 706 RB Favorite Queen (Phenomenon x 3S Favorite Beauty) measures would start her journey with Alan that would see her rise to the top 73 1/4” tip to tip and within a few inches of 100” total horn is of the breed. One might ask, what did those two heifers cost? Alan owned by Dick and Peg Lowe. Her 14 registered progeny are sired must have learned a few tricks from Darol Dickinson, because he by some of the greatest bulls in the industry like Watson 83, Starwould take those two heifers home in trade for three Bowie knives! liner, Wyoming Warpaint, Olympic Torch and WS Amazon. An adNeedless to say Charlie Schreiner IV would joke with Alan over “reditional eight will soon add to that list under the Triple R Ranch placement heifers” for many years after that deal. brand sired by JP Rio Grande, WS Jamakizm and Tejas Star. Dick Of the 31 registered progeny for Y O Samson Josefina 706 and Peg do have a “favorite” of their own. RRR Miss Estrella 092 out (nickname: Favorite), 16 of them would carry Alan’s prefix “3S” in of Tejas Star looks just like her dam and if she is anything like her their name. While many of the bulls would not make the grade and continued on p.55 eventually get culled, a few would go on to carry on the legacy. 3S Classic Favorite (sired by Classic) was one of his favorite bulls that he never got to use. He had flat lateral horns in a time when the only other bull that had horns like that was his sire Classic. Most bulls at that time had horns that went forward and then up. If you had to ask how good this bull was, the new owner might give you an idea, because Betty Lamb would 3S CLASSIC FAVORITE 3S FAVORITE BEAUTY

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“That bull he ended up raising, Feisty Lee Jr., a double-bred Feisty Fannie – he sired a tremendous number of good animals all over the country and from that Rex went one step further and raised the Gene Lee bull – a young bull with over 80 inches of horn. Both of those bulls are multiple bronze winners and both will be in the sale in August.” “Gene Lee is by Feisty Lee Jr and out of LLL Gunsmoke’s Tizzy, by Gun Smoke. The Tizzy cow is an over-eighty inch cow and Gun Smoke was one of the first 70” bulls, and of course, Feisty Lee Jr is double-bred Feisty Fannie.” “He’s got a good set of cattle – young cattle. The oldest individual in the sale is Working Woman, and she would be a highlight in any offering. There will be several granddaughters of Emperor, daughters and granddaughters of Phenomenon and other sought-after sires such as Dinger, Coach, Starliner, DH Red Ranger, ZD Kelly, Awesome Viagra, Totem Pole and BL Rodeo Chex.” “He was an entrepreneur of good genetics, and he bred them all to see how they would reproduce. Of course, he has been selling cattle all along at all the sales.” “He Lives Without Regret. That’s one of Rex’s favorite quotes. He doesn’t want to regret doing something wrong and he doesn’t want to regret not doing something right, saying something he should not have said or not saying something he should have.” “He has been a good partner for me, but he is a close friend and always will be.” “Ron has grown to be one of my very, very best friends,” observed Mosser. “I would trust Ron with my check book, and I would probably come out ahead because if there was a question, he would pay it out of his instead of paying it out of mine if he wasn’t sure about it. He is just that honest and just that good of a person.”

back of the house and a boat slip underneath the house.” “We tore the old house down, and we are building a new one. The new one is about 2800 square feet. We are going to get off the boat, push a button, pick the boat up, we will be underneath the house when we do that, walk over, push a button on the elevator and go up a floor. We will have about 1800 square feet on the floor where we are going to live, and we are putting another floor upstairs with two bedrooms and a bath and a nice den for family and friends and guests. The main floor is one bedroom and just like a separate house for us.”

A HERITAGE AND A LEGACY

“I was very lucky as a child,” observed Rex, “to have someone take me in and help me get started in life. I think there are a lot of young people out there that need a little help. I never finished high school – I went three years and never finished, but I got my GED when I was in the Navy. But I’ve always believed in helping the young people. You know, some of them wouldn’t get to go to college if they didn’t have help from somewhere.” “You can’t do things now without an education like you could when I was young. Then we could do just about anything we wanted to; today you can’t even fill out an application unless you go online. Education is very costly, but hopefully we can help a few young people and they will remember and will help other young people later on in their life, and hopefully it will keep going.” “That’s a chapter in their lives; when they get out of college, that’s the end of a chapter. When they go to work, that’s the beginning of a new chapter. Then when they work ten years or twenty years, then at that point, they need to start a new chapter to help others – just that repayment makes you feel good.” “Paul Mullins, who took me in when I was eight years old and gave me a home, lives in Ingraham, Illinois. For his 92nd birthday, None of Rex’s children are interested in ranching, so everybody I took two big steers and gave them to him. Nora and I went and celsupports the decision to retire. “I’m 74 years old,” said Rex, “I’ll be ebrated with him. He and his son and a couple of people that work 75 December first. The ranching business is long hours, its hard for him farm about 2800 acres with corn and beans and wheat and work, it’s dirty, it’s hot, it’s cold, it’s wet, it’s dry – it’s a little bit of all that stuff.” everything. There are no holidays or vaca“When he came down for our wedding, tions – if the cows go through the fence he said he needed a couple of Longhorns on Christmas day, you get the cows in and to look at there at his place, so for his you fix the fence. The pay is low and there birthday, I loaded up two of the best steers are not many benefits except the enjoyI had and took them there. Ron and Barment of it.” bara Marquess joined us and we cele“It’s time for Nora and me to start a new brated his birthday with about 300 other chapter in our lives. I tell people all the people. He is really enjoying the big steers time, my life is just like the Bible – you – he is now a TLBAA member. I got him a start a chapter and you write a bunch of membership and registered the steers in verses in it, then all of a sudden, there is a his name, so he is set up and he is a Longchange in your life, so that’s the end of horn member now.” that chapter and you start another and “There are not many Texas Longhorns you write a bunch of verses; some are in that part of the central Illinois farming long, some are short. Some chapters have community, so he has a lot of people a few verses; some have a lot of verses. But Rex & Nora’s future coastal home come by to look at them. He said on Nora’s and my life started and we’re startMother’s Day, he had eight different faming a new chapter in our lives and this ilies come by there to look at them. That new chapter is ‘Rex and Nora’ and it will gives him a lot more company, too.” be something new for both of us.” Paul Mullins showed kindness to a “Both of us want to live on the seacoast, needy young Rex Mosser. In honor and build a new house that’s ours – not mine, appreciation of that kindness, Rex Mosser not hers – we want things together, we passes it along and is a blessing to hunwant to have our stuff, not his and not dreds through the Mosser Family Memohers. We are looking forward to our place, rial Scholarships. The recipients of those so we’re going down to Ingleside and scholarships may well show their apprecibuilding a brand new waterfront home.” ation in turn by helping others, and the “We have Corpus Christi Bay in the legacy of Paul Mullins through Rex Mosser front, a little inlet in the back, so we have continues a cascade of blessings. Paul Mullins water in front of the house, water in the

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The TLBT Bright Futures Scholarship Program awards scholarships of $1500.00 each annually to outstanding members of the TLBT who are graduating from high school and pursuing to further their education. The application process includes an application, a 400 word essay, a letter of recommendation from a teacher or community leader as well as a Longhorn breeder among other things. Here are the three recipients of this year’s scholarships.

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Name: Hannah Faske

Town: Somerville, TX

High School Attended: New Life Christian Home School Hobbies/Activities: I am a member of Independence Baptist Church. I volunteer for Here I Am Orphan Ministries which helps care for orphans all around the world. This year I represented Washington County in the cattle Sorting event at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. I recently got involved in barrel racing and pole bending which I enjoy very much. I'm currently working at JH Faske Jewelers, which is owned by my dad. Plans To Use Your Bright Futures Scholarship Money: I plan to use this scholarship to help pay for some of my tuition at Blinn College. Future Plans: I plan to get my Associates Degree at Blinn College and transfer to Texas A&M University to get a degree in Animal Science. lle, TX Town: Somervi

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Dear TLBT Members,

I am happy to say this past year was one of the most successful show seasons ever with plenty of laughs and memories that won’t be soon forgotten, but I don’t think I stand alone when I say that this year coming up has the potential to be the best one yet. The 2013 World Show could not have gone any better, and I want to congratulate all of the winners in the show and other activities. Your hard work and commitment to this breed has definitely paid off! Also, let’s not forget those who have worked so hard to make these shows possible, the chairmen, sponsors, helpers, and especially our parents and grandparents. We are all so grateful that y’all work so hard to let us have this amazing opportunity. At the World Show General Membership Meeting, we elected new officers and directors for the 2013-2014 show year. They are: Lydia Faske (Vice President), Miracle Petree (Treasurer), Alexandria Rivera (Reporter), Miriam Grace Faske (Parliamentarian), Jake Vinson (Senior Director), Tud Krier (Senior Director), Rachel Faske (Teen Director), Shelby Rooker (Teen Director), Joy Faske (Intermediate Director), Sara Jennings (Intermediate Director), Jonah Faske (Junior Director) and Shyanne McClendon (Junior Director). There are a lot of new officers/directors that I am so eager to meet and share ideas with at the upcoming TLBT leadership camp that’s held at the Y.O. Ranch, which has one of the longest running Longhorn herds. There, we will discuss fundraising ideas, a service project, a new theme, and ways to make this youth association even greater. I will be sharing these things in next month’s issue. Until then, I hope that everyone stays safe and has a great summer! Sincerely,

Tarah Moore, TLBT President

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SATELLITE MEASURINGS Oct. 4, 2013 - SS Backwards Longhorns - Medora, IL - Contact: Scott & Dara Simmons - (618) 729-2004 ssimmons@copeplastics.com Oct. 5, 2013 - Turnersburg, NC - Contact: Carl Brantley - 336-667-5452 - pyledriver1964@yahoo.com Oct. 5, 2013 - CR Ranches, Harper, OR - Contact: Alexandra Dees and Eric Youngberg - 541-358-8787 - atdees@aol.com Oct. 5, 2013 - Westville, FL - Contact: Terry & Tammy King - 850-956-4154 - tklonghorns@centurylink.net Oct. 5, 2013 - Nel-Tam Longhorns, Richland, PA - Contact: Nelson & Tammy Hearn - 484-638-0228 nel_tam_hearn@yahoo.com Oct. 5, 2013 - El Coyote Ranch, Kingsville, TX - Contact: Felix Serna or Della Serna - 361-522-0807 or 361-296-4275 Felix e-mail: fserna@elcoyote.com • Della e-mail: dserna@elcoyote.com Oct. 5, 2013 - Stotts Hideaway Ranch - Midway, TX - Contact: Doug & Sandy Stotts - 713-598-2220 Oct. 5, 2013 - Lazy J Longhorns, Greenleaf, KS - Contact: Joe & Stephanie Sedlacek - 785-747-2204 lazyjlonghorns@aol.com Oct. 5, 2013 - Red McCombs Ranch, Red & Charline McCombs, Johnson City, TX - Contact: Alan & Teresa Sparger - 210445-8798 - alan@redmccombslonghorns.com Oct. 5, 2013 - Hudson Longhorns, Bill & Elizabeth Hudson - Corydon, IN - Contact: Mike Willinger - 502-379-1049 classicfence@hughes.net Oct. 5, 2013 - Widespread Ranch, Lowell, MI - Contact: Tom Smith - 616-293-0977 - tom@widespreadranch.com Oct. 5, 2013 - Deer Creek Longhorns, Frank & Michelle Hevrdejs, Brenham, TX - Contact: Bruce Hazelwood - 979-2778016 - bhdeercreek@texasbb.com Oct. 5, 2013 - Hunt Longhorns, Saint George, UT - Contact: Doug & Dianne Hunt - 435-275-2112 ddlonghorns@hotmail.com Oct. 5, 2013 - Rapid City, SD - Contact: Chad Smith - 701-590-9073 - cg.smith@nsdu.edu Oct. 5, 2013 - Caballo Bravo Longhorns, Sanger, CA - Warren & Cathy Dorathy - 630-240-5829 or warcat21@gmail.com Oct. 6, 2013 - Loomis Longhorns - Marietta, OK - Contact: Bob & Pam Loomis - 580-276-7498 - loomis20@juno.com Oct. 9, 2013 - Fort Worth Herd, Fort Worth, TX - Come see us measure the herd to kick off the weekend in the Stockyards!

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Update On Texas Legislative Bill 3037 TLBAA Group Showed Support In Austin About 30 members of TLBAA met last month at the Texas State Capitol to support a legislative bill (HB 3037) to prohibit the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department from reducing the size of a herd of Longhorn cattle owned by the State in a state natural area by selling the cattle, unless the cattle are to remain in the state natural area. In recent months, the state began selling off drastic numbers of the Longhorn herd from Big Bend State Park, culling the herd back by roughly half.

UPDATE: Interested parties have expressed serious concerns regarding the recent selling of state-owned Longhorn cattle from Big Bend Ranch State Park. The parties note that when this West Texas park was originally purchased a number of years ago, the purchase included the Longhorn herd that roamed the property. The parties contend that the Longhorns are considered an integral part of Big Bend heritage and have remained in the park as living exhibits of how the west once was. The parties further contend that the herd is important both to maintaining the genetic integrity of one of the purest Longhorn bloodlines and to preserve an important vestige of the state's heritage as the state becomes increasingly urbanized. The interested parties note that, in recent months, the state began selling off drastic numbers of the Longhorn herd from Big Bend Ranch State Park, culling the herd by roughly half. The parties further note that while it is normal for the park to sell off its yearly calf crop to help provide additional funds for the maintenance and upkeep of the herd, the recent sale drastically reduced

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the herd. The parties contend that there needs to be limitations on the selling of this Longhorn herd to ensure that the herd remains a vital example of Texas heritage. C.S.H.B. 3037 seeks to address this issue. C.S.H.B. 3037 amends the Parks and Wildlife Code to prohibit the Parks and Wildlife Department from reducing the size of a herd of Longhorn cattle by selling Longhorn cattle owned by the state and located in Big Bend Ranch State Park unless the cattle remain in the park after the sale. The bill's provisions do not prohibit the sale of Longhorn calves and heifers if the number of breeding stock is not reduced or prohibit the sale of cattle to replace breeding stock as necessary to maintain the size of the herd or to prevent inbreeding.

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BY VINCENT GIROLAMO

TLBAA National Marketing Campaign

The market is primed for the introduction of Registered Texas Longhorn Lean Beef. The Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America (TLBAA) is going to be engaging in a national marketing campaign to raise the awareness of the public and the TLBAA membership of the health benefits of Registered Texas Longhorn Lean Beef. Through 500 years of the Texas Longhorn breeding, nature has created an animal that has leaner beef than any other breed of cattle. This superior lean beef from a registered Texas Longhorn is higher in protein than commercial beef and has less calories, cholesterol and fat than commercial beef, pork, chicken, or turkey. Until now this has really only been known amongst Longhorn breeders. With our new Marketing Campaign geared toward health concious consumers, a target audience in the millions can be reached. The TLBAA will be using this new advertising in the Trails magazine, different social media outlets, health & fitness publications, whole foods media to get the word out of the new lean choice on the market, Registered Texas Longhorn Lean Beef. The prices of beef at market are at an all time high with commercial beef ranging from $4 to $7 a pound. While premium beef such as ground Buffalo sells on the market for $10-$14 per pound. The reason Buffalo beef has become so popular is because of its health benefits over regular commercial ground beef, and a national marketing campaign. Angus beef, Wagyu(Kobe) beef and Buffalo all have used strategic national marketing campaigns to create the consumer demand for their given products. Now Texas Longhorns are also on the main

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stage and will have a marketing campaign to promote the healthy lean choice of Registered Texas Longhorn Lean Beef. The TLBAA National Marketing Campaign will increase the demand and the price for Registered Texas Longhorn Lean Beef. The target price for Registered Texas Longhorn Lean Beef can be in the range of $8 to $12 per pound. Due to the versatility of the registered Texas Longhorn, more demand would lead to more breeders. As the national Longhorn herd increases, so will the number of registrations filed through the TLBAA. To encourage registrations for Registered Texas Longhorn Lean Beef, registrations for a Longhorn used for lean beef can be done at an economical price of $5, if the animal is not already registered. Each registration is the verification that the product a breeder is selling is Registered Texas Longhorn Lean Beef. Having this verification is what raises the price of your Texas Longhorn Beef from regular commercial beef prices to $8- $12 per pound for Registered Texas Longhorn Lean Beef. Through correct marketing and vision from the TLBAA all prices of registered Texas Longhorns would increase virtually over night. The average Longhorn base price could potentially increase $3,000 to $5,000 with large bulls bringing as much as $8,000 to $10,000 with the growing demand to raise stock for lean beef. In turn our registry and businesses would boom with the popularity of Registered Texas Longhorn Lean Beef. It is time for the registered Texas Longhorn to be recognized as the superior breed of cattle. Longhorns have a lower cost to raise, lower maintenance cost, and will have higher profit margins than other cattle breeds. The registered Texas Longhorn Texas Longhorn Trails


has earned its place in the “Real World” Market Place for its healthy delicious lean beef. Currently, the TLBAA is developing a pamphlet for the membership with a step by step process on how to get your Registered Texas Longhorn Lean Beef to market. This pamphlet will include start to finish options for packaging, labeling, storing and locating USDA inspected facilities in your region. All ranches and farms interested in selling Registered Texas Longhorn Lean beef will be a part of a Lean Beef Providers list. The Lean Beef Providers list will be broken down by region. This will provide Registered Texas Longhorn Lean Beef customers with an easy way to purchase lean beef direct from your ranch or farm, cutting out the middle man, thereby increasing profits to the Longhorn rancher. The TLBAA is asking for the Longhorn Industry to get behind the new Registered Texas Longhorn Lean Beef Program. Ranches large and small will all benefit from this new program. Current aspects of our industry will see increased en-

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thusiasm such as the show circuit. Buyers will line up to buy Grand Champions for high dollars much like they do in other commercial beef breeds. A Registered Texas Longhorn bull market would emerge with the potential to sell 200-300 bulls in a day at public auction for premium prices. The market for elite premium breeding bulls could see no limit in the private treaty sector. You deserve this, and the Texas Longhorn deserves this, and it is time for the Longhorn Industry to work as a team. Its time to get the word out, we need your help. We have the largest registry in the Longhorn business with the greatest membership organization for the Texas Longhorn. We can put the Texas Longhorn at its rightful place among the other cattle breeds…at the very top! The TLBAA has assembled a Lean Beef Team to answer any questions and to help with all things concerning the new Registered Texas Longhorn Lean Beef Program. This team includes: Vincent Girolamo, Charlene Semkin, Jim Rombeck, Kathy Kittler and Terry Noey.

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NEWS On the Trail...

TLBAA and Texas Longhorns Featured in American Cattlemen Magazine

The June issue of American Cattlemen Magazine features Texas Longhorns on the cover and as their cover story. The TLBAA furnished them with a story and photos, as well as a full page ad promoting the association and this great breed. For a link to the article look in the May 10, 2013 issue of E-Trails.

TLBAA Member and Auctioneer Joel Lemley featured in Auctioneer Magazine The April 2013 issue of Auctioneer Magazine, the official publication of the National Auctioneers Association, features TLBAA member Joel Lemley and Lemley Auction Services. The story explores the world of raising, buying and selling Texas Longhorns.

Roddam Helps Promote Texas Longhorns at Henderson County Cow-Calf Clinic Dr. Tim Roddam recently manned a Texas Longhorn exhibit at the annual Henderson County Cow-Calf Clinic at Athens, TX, a forum sponsored by the Texas Agrilife Extension Service. He was assisted by personnel of Blossom Ridge Ranch in Athens, consisting of Troy, Haley, Emily and Savannah Calhoun and Jacob and Amy Weatherholtz. Available to over 100 attendees at the clinic were copies of the Trails Magazine and brochures with information on Longhorn beef and the TLBT youth program. On display were cattle representative of Haley Calhoun’s show string, including frequently placed Grand Champion Mature Cow Whelming Wild West, purchased by Blossom Ridge Ranch from the Roddam family in 2011. Although other breeds of cattle were represented, Longhorns definitely had the most clinic participants stopping by the pen and table with the East Texas Longhorn Association banner.

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HALTOM HOLLAR RANCH

TRIPLE R RANCH Robert & Kim Richey

Home of R3Ranch@aol.com San Angelo, TX

325/942-1198

Trinity R3 Co-owner: Little Ace Cattle Co.

Marquess to Ship Embryos to West Africa to Help Enhance Cattle Production In 2009, representatives of a medical missions organization in Benin, West Africa, visited the United States as guests of a local church in Van Zandt County, Flatwood Assembly of God in Ben Wheeler, TX. Pastor Mike Kirkpatrick contacted long-time friend, Dr. Tim Roddam, concerning the visitors’ interest in cattle production. Dr. Roddam took them to a sale barn on one day, and the next, to Marquess Arrow Ranch, in Ben Wheeler, where Ron and Barbara gave them “the grand tour” and treated them to lunch afterwards. The West African gentlemen recently returned to the U.S and to the Flatwood Church, and Pastor Kirkpatrick once again contacted Dr. Roddam with the news that a bequest of a very considerable sum of money had been made for the advancement of the cattle industry in West Africa. According to Dr. Roddam, “My immediate thought was that the best way to enhance cattle production in West Africa or anywhere else is to introduce Longhorn genetics”, so he again contacted Ron Marquess and the group met at the Marquess Arrow Ranch office to discuss details which will involve shipping embryos to West Africa for an already identified starter herd of some 20 mama cows native to the region. Ron carefully explained how that through “breeding up” for five generations they could have purebred Longhorn cattle that will tremendously impact the culture through both their beef and milk supply. Ron also emphasized how Longhorns could naturally adapt to the environment of West Africa. Next steps include establishing relationships with the Minister of Agriculture in Benin and a local veterinarian there who can help facilitate the initiation of the project. More to come!

James and Lynette Haltom of the Haltom Hollar Ranch are located in London, Kentucky. Longhorn breeders since 2012. Website: www.haltomhollar.com. 1. How did you get started in the Texas Longhorn business? We wanted to raise beef cattle for our table, but we didn't want Black Angus or any other popular breed in our area. So Lynette (being a city girl from California and not knowing anything about cattle) started doing research on the computer and found out that Texas Longhorns would be a good match for us. Personally, being from Texas, I always wanted to raise Longhorns so I was thrilled. Also, we are retired, so we really didn't want to deal with all of the problems other breeds have. The decision to purchase Texas Longhorns has been a blessing from the beginning. Other than providing routine medical attention and feed, our Longhorns basically take care of themselves. We recently butchered our first Longhorn steer named TBone and the meat is delicious. I was a little worried about Lynette shedding a few tears at the dinner table, but she did just fine. We have become such Texas Longhorn fans that we plan to have fun with these cattle in addition to having great meat to eat. 2. What are a few highlights of your program. We purchased great bloodlines to get us started off right. Our herd sire is Drag Zone, a son of Drag Iron, one of the top bulls in the industry today. We anticipate his horn spread to be over 80" at maturity and he is already growing into a big, muscular body. SpeckTacular News, one of our bull prospects who has all 11 of the "Greatest Foundation Herd Sires Of All Time" in his pedigree, won money and 5th place at the Southeastern Winchester Futurity on 4/5/13 at 12 months of age. Our other bull prospect Jumalation, who has 10 of the 11 "Greatest Foundation Herd Sires Of All Time" in his pedigree, placed 7th at 10 months of age. It's so much fun going to shows and meeting the best people you could ever imagine. The people are what make being a part of the Texas Longhorn breed so special. -continued on pg. 53

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INBOX As the editor, I receive various interesting photos along with explanations either through the mail or e-mail. I would like to share some of them with you in the Trails magazine each month. If you have an interesting tid-bit or photo that may not be suitable for “Just for Grins”, please send them to me. You may end up in the next issue of the Trails!

Tom Davis of Gulfport, MS, was surprised to see the cover of the May Trails Magazine and how familiar the cover cow and calf looked to him. Joellen’s Southern Girl and her brand new heifer, born April 17, 2013 (pictured here with the May cover) show that it is a small world. No matter how unique each Longhorn is they all still have a lot in common!

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u to o y k n a al th s A speci nderful sponsor o all the w e 2013 Texas that of th o p x E rn Longho ossible. We p made it this great event do couldn’t t your support! withou TLBAA BREEDER SPOTLIGHT: HALTOM HOLLAR RANCH -continued from pg. 51 3. Where is your Texas Longhorn program headed? We just got our website up, so now people can see the kind of cattle and bloodlines we have and all the fun we have at our ranch. Last year we had kids and families from our church come and play with the cattle. Recently the 4-H Club had a field trip here to see and feed the longhorns. We made it educational, so we had Longhorn beef hamburgers, passed out the TLBAA handout on Texas Longhorn Beef, gave a presentation of the nutritional benefits of Longhorn beef and the history and docile nature of Texas Longhorns. The highlight of the afternoon was that they all got to feed the Longhorns bread by hand. I don't know who has more fun, the kids or the parents. Initially these farm August 2013

kids and their parents, who were used to cattle, were a little afraid of the Longhorns because none of the cattle in Kentucky have horns. It didn't take long for them to realize how docile our Texas Longhorns were and it was fun watching their fear disappear. We will be doing more educational programs for different groups in the future. It's our way to give back to the community and to promote the Longhorn breed. We are having the time of our lives with these Texas Longhorn cattle. Someday we hope to make some money on our Longhorns, but more important is the fun we are having. There's hardly a prettier sight than looking at some fine Texas Longhorns out your window.

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July- Herd Management Guide Spring Calving:

TLBAA Breed Advisory Committee’s

1. Remove bulls after 90-day breeding season (July 20 equals an April 30 date of birth) 2. Water is extremely important as temperature starts to rise. Make routine checks of the water supply. 3. Continue fly and tick control programs. 4. As grass matures, realize that the protein value decreases. The feeding of 2-3 pounds of a high protein supplement (30-40 percent crude protein content) will stimulate the digestion of the mature forage; therefore, the cattle will consume more forage and will maintain their body condition as winter approaches. 5. If additional summer grazing or hay is needed, fertilize improved grass pastures with 50 pounds of actual nitrogen per acre.

Fall Calving:

If not previously completed: 1. Wean calves and select animals to be retained through yearling time. Breeders collecting weaning weight information should weigh all calves and adjust all weights to a 205 day of age equivalent. Within sex group, calculate a weaning weight ratio to be used as a selection criteria. Identify all calves by sire group to determine which sires are producing the superior calves. 2. Pregnancy check all females as well as check for unsoundness and udder problems for culling purposes. Consider culling females that are not bred, old or poor producers. 3.Vaccinate all heifer calves between 4 and 10 months of age for brucellosis. 4. All weaned calves should be vaccinated with a 7-way Clostridial bacterin, vaccinated for IBR-PI3-BVD and dewormed. Cull bull calves should be castrated prior to weaning. 5. Replacement heifers should definitely be vaccinated for blackleg, malignant edema, IBR, leptospirosis and brucellosis.

Please send an acknowledgement to: Name ________________________________________ Address ______________________________________ City ____________________ State _____ Zip _______ My Name _____________________________________ Address ______________________________________ City ____________________ State _____ Zip _______

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August - Herd Management Guide Spring Calving:

1. Continue fly and tick control programs. Anaplasmosis problems can continue until frost, so observe cow herd closely for animals losing body condition and appearing anemic. Commercial supplements containing 150 grams of chlortetracycline per 50 lbs. of salt are available. Continuous feeding of the tetracycline medication during the fly season should provide adequate protection against the disease. 2. As grass matures, realize that the protein value decreases. The feeding of 2-3 pounds of a high protein supplement (30-40 percent crude protein content) will stimulate the digestion of the mature forage; therefore, the cattle will consume more forage and will maintain their body condition as winter approaches.

Fall Calving:

1. Prepare for the start of calving season. separate cow herd into management groups for the calving season (first-calf heifers, secondcalf cows, mature cows, and open heifers). Watch body condition of the groups closely. Young females entering their first calving season require special nutritional assistance to insure they maintain a reasonable body condition after calving, produce adequate levels for milk for their offspring and rebreed for the coming year. 2. Prepare for herd bull selection and procurement. Conduct breeding soundness exams and fertility checks on all bulls prior to the breeding season.

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___ In memory of: ______________________________ ___ In honor of: ________________________________ Name of person to be remembered. Please print. Please mail form and donation to the Texas Longhorn Breeders of America Foundation, P.O. Box 4430, Ft. Worth, TX 76164. Texas Longhorn Trails


2013 Millennium Futurity Results

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MAY 17-18, 2013 GLEN ROSE, TX AUCTIONEER: BILL LE’AN PEDIGREES: LARRY BARKER

C ★L ★A ★S ★S P ★L ★A ★C ★I ★N ★G ★S Class 14: 1. 5D Sittin Angel, Bill Hudson 2. Queen Bandita BCB, David Mills 3. RRR Miss Red Rose 105, Mike & Kim MacLeod

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1. TLBAA’s Scotty O’Bryan; Cindy Dennis, Coupland, TX. 2. Rodney Mahaffey, Decatur, TX; 3.Nate Schumpert, Temple, TX; Vincent Girolamo, Jacksboro, TX; TLBAA’s Scotty O’Bryan. continued from p.34

We would like to congratulate Bill & Elizabeth Hudson on their class winner.

OTLA YOUTH NEWS Greetings from Oklahoma, The Oklahoma Texas Longhorn Breeders Association was well represented at the World Show and Autobahn. Thank you to all that made these two shows possible. Also, thanks for making the schedules flexible so the youth could participate in both events. We know how difficult it was to work around both shows. Special thanks to Scotty and Larry for all you done. A extra big thanks to the Chases for all they do for the youth. There were 21 OTLBAA animals exhibited at the World Show and 20 at the Autobahn. Lots of ribbons, awards and scholarship money was brought back to Oklahoma. Congratulations to all the winners. The Quary’s are on the mend, thanks to all your prayers. Please keep Samuel Faske still in your prayers. Don’t forget to come and join us at the Tulsa State Fair – September 26th-October 6th. We will be looking forward to seeing all our long distant Longhorn friends. Kasi Dick - OTLBT President KC3 Longhorns August 2013

ancestors she could be the next great cow. Watson 83 would also make a statement with two daughters that would make a huge impact in genetics of today. Owned by Mark Hubbell, Hubbells Miss Favorite Beauty would produce the longest horned bull in the entire line. Hubbells Rio Slam (sired by JP Rio Grande) owned by Sonny & Angie’s Longhorns measures 76 5/8” (5/29/13) tip to tip. The last natural calf born from 3S Favorite Beauty is S&L Beauty (sired by Watson 83) owned by David Roberts. Before David owned her Tom Smith would play a hand in this line to create a daughter named WS Beautiful (WS Amazon x S&L Beauty) that is one of his favorite cows and sports over 64” tip to tip as a com- Hubbells Rio Slam ing 3-year-old. Tom Smith would capture two other cows from the 3S Favorite Beauty line. RRR Athena (WS Amazon x RB Favorite Queen) and La Bonita (Tri-W Broken Arrow x 3S Favorite Beauty) and along with S&L Beauty he would produce 40 – 50 plus Longhorns that would carry the Y O Samson Josefina 706 bloodline in his herd today. From the first born calf 3S Sam’s Favorite (steer) to the last calf born Josefina’s Favorite, the name “Favorite” would be included repeatedly. Red McCombs and Alan Sparger both recall the “Favorite” cow as a complete all around cow, thick bodied, thick horned, great milking ability, and she

was as perfect as a cow could be. While these comments described a cow from over 30 years ago, the owners and breeders of her line today quote the same comments about the Longhorns they have owned and bred. The last owner Tom Brundage got his start as a partner with Red McCombs. Once he gained confidence in his own program Y O Samson Josefina 706 would be one of the cows he used as the core of his program. The last born calf was a creation of everything that Tom Brundage had learned. Josefina’s Favorite lives on today in multiple programs, her progeny being bred to Phenomenon and Watson 83 genetics to reproduce those thick bodied, thick horned, good milking and complete all around cows that the “Favorite” cow had become so well known for. As for Y O Samson Josefina 706, the journey began with Alan Sparger finding her in an anonymous group of heifers at the Y.O. Ranch. After being bought and sold several times for a total in excess of $140,000 and a few Bowie knives, she would produce 16 bulls and 15 cows. In 1994 Alan would start as a ranch manager for the Tomfoolery Farms herd and to his delight he would get to see his ole’ “Favorite” cow in her last few years until her death. Not a bad legacy, for a “replacement heifer”!

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Our spring show was held at the Washington County Farigrounds in Brenham, Texas on April 12-14, 2013. We ended up having about 353 entries total. We want to again thank everyone who participated and donated their time to make this show happen. We are already taking the steps necessary to improve and make next year’s show better. Be certain to put April 11-13, 2014, on your calendar for the Washington County Fairgrounds- TLBGCA Spring Show. Due to unexpected errors, we accidentally failed to list the following belt buckle donors for the 2013 show. We are grateful to Darlene Aldridge, DVM and John Parmley (Star Creek Ranch), Sandra Nordhausen (Trinity Creeks N ONGHOROAST Ranch), as well as Jay and Suzanne Faske (Vida Nueva Ranch) for their unfailL S A X TE ing and continued support. GULF C S R E D E N E O We had a late calf donation and winner that we would I R B AT ASSOCI like to acknowledge. Alice and Jeff Yates, Big Dog Ranch -won by Maverick Hughes. You can view the complete results from the show on our Rick Friedrich, website at www.tlbgca.com. There are also some pictures up on the President website to view. (713) 305-0259 We want to thank everyone who came out to our Cattle Baron’s Sale rick@riverranchlonghorns.com that was held Saturday, May 11, 2013. Thank you to all the consignors and buyers!!! More information and pictures will be included in the next issue of Trails!! We also had a points only show hosted by Darlene Aldridge, DVM and John Parmley at Star Creek Ranch on May 4th. This show was put together by Stephen Head and was a great success. There were close to 50 entries, and everyone had a great time. Thanks to all who helped make this possible. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Faske Family as Samuel Faske recovers from his car accident. If anyone would like to donate to help cover medical expenses for this deserving family, please mail checks to: JH FASKE JEWELERS, 527 Highway 290 West, Brenham, Texas 77833 or BANK of BRENHAM, 501 South Austin Street, Brenham, TX 77833. The checks MUST be made payable to Samuel Faske Benefit Account. (any amount will be greatly appreciated by the Faske Family).

N NGHOR W O L S A TEX RS OF NE E BREED EXICO M Jerry Stevens, President (575) 649-0987

The date for our New Mexico State Fair Show will be on Saturday, September 14th, 2013; show time 10:00 am. The premium book and open show documents will be available online at http://exponm.com/. The entry deadline will be a postmark date of August 1 and the late entry deadline and additional fees will be a postmarked date of August 10th. For information on the youth show please contact Kristi Wilson (575) 3541210 or kmwilson@windstream.net. Show chair for this NM State Fair is Bill Van Gundy at (575) 829-3624 or lacuevalonghorns@yahoo.com. Hope to see you all at this fun event.

Ben Wheeler, TX – On May 25, at the Marquess Arrow Ranch, the East Texas Longhorn Breeders Association held their annual meeting “Picnic in the Pasture.” Approximately 60 members and friends were present. A few traveled as far as Oklahoma and Tennessee. Nine of those present were ETLA youth members. EXAS RS T Discussions included the upcoming East Texas State Fair at Tyler, TX, on September 26-28. T S A E EDE E R For more information and/or entry fees please see www.ETStateFair.com. B N R Officer elections held, and the ETLA 2013-2014 officers are: President- Connie Ollive; ViceLONGHOSOCIATION President-Gene Hightower; Secretary-Amy Weatherholtz; Treasurer-Lana Hightower. AS The ETLA Board of Directors also received two new members. Tom Miller and Jacob Weatherholtz elected. Before the meeting youth and those adventurous, took a chance to paddle boat and canoe in the lake Connie Ollive, President while viewing Longhorns on the banks. Many fished as well. (903) 780-0665 connie_ollive@aol.com -continued on pg. 58

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A Moment in TLBAA History Sometimes the come full circle and that hold true for former TLBT member, exhibitor and Longhorn enthusiast Scotty O’ Bryan. Many of you knew him then and many more know him now as the Events Coordinator for the TLBAA. The article below is from the April 2005 Trails Magazine.

Scotty O'Bryan: A Cowboy in the Making by Antoinette Vega At 16 years old, Scotty O'Bryan is as focused as can be on achieving in the classroom and in the show ring. Talking to him, he does not sound like a typical teenager but has an essence of maturity gained by his interaction with others in the Longhorn industry. Born and raised in Belvidere, SD, Scotty became interested in Longhorns by watching his older brother Taylor show them. Now, he is a permanent Longhorn lover, who expects to be involved with Longhorns for the rest of his life. Asked why he enjoys working with the unique creatures so much, he really can't explain why. "I just like everything about them," Scotty said. "I get a real feeling of accomplishment and it is something different." Scotty said he began working with livestock when he was very young and started with the Longhorns about eight or nine years ago. He's been showing Longhorns for four years. He said the Longhorns were a family tradition stemming back to his grandfather. "My grandfather had Longhorns and I remember since I was young always being around them," Scotty said. "Then my dad worked with them and my brother."

Lone Exhibitor Longhorns are not very common in Belvidere, SD, so Scotty finds himself a lone Longhorn exhibitor, but he said he doesn't mind. Scotty said he enjoys being different and showing a breed that he really enjoys. "People sometimes are surprised that I show Longhorns since the most common

Scotty O'Bryan (red head) helping his dad Scot feed his beloved Longhorns with younger brother, Grady.

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breed to show around here are the Charolais and Maine Anjou," Scotty said. "But I love the Longhorns. You get tired of looking at animals that are just black or brown. Longhorns come in all different colors." Scotty said he hopes to get a lot of his friends in the FFA interested in showing Longhorns so that they can put on a show in their area. Scotty's parents, Jodie and Scot, said showing Longhorns has taught their sons about responsibility and hard work. "They have learned about the whole process from the calf being born to taking it to market," Jodie said. "They have had to figure out how much money it takes to buy grain and other monetary expenses." She said the breed has also prepared Scotty for college mentally and financially through the Autobahn Motorcar Group Youth Scholarship Tour.

All in a Day's Work

Scotty O'Bryan poses with his awards from the National Western in Denver, CO. Scotty owned the Grand Champion Non-Haltered Female and the Grand Champion Bull.

More than a Hobby Besides showing, Scotty said he loves studying Longhorn pedigrees. "I like studying which breeds have certain market abilities and for what reasons," Scotty said. "There have been times when I have had to explain pedigrees to people older than me, which can be a little weird." Scotty said he owes all his knowledge about Longhorns to his family and to articles he's read in the Texas Longhorn Trails. Scotty said he plans to attend John T. Baker's camp and the World Show in June. He said the World Show is scheduled on the same day as a rodeo event, but missing the World Show never crossed his mind. "It was an easy decision to make between

A typical day for Scotty begins around 6:45 a.m. when he goes out to the barns to feed his Longhorns. School at Kadoka High School begins at 8 a.m. and lasts till 3 p.m. After school it's back home to play with and work his calves. He does his homework, plays video games and maybe visit with friends. He has become a regular livestock judge in his school's FFA and participates in team roping on the school's rodeo team. He enjoys basketball and studying multi-media design. But he said his most favorite thing to do is exhibiting Texas Longhorns and participate in the TLBT. Scotty O'Bryan (Header) roping a calf at a high school rodeo. "Working with cattle takes patience, but it really pays off," the World Show or the rodeo event," Scotty Scotty said. "Each show is different and said. "I'd rather travel all the way from each judge is different. Each time out is a South Dakota to Fort Worth than 40 miles learning experience." to the rodeo." Scotty said he also enjoys the Scotty said Texas Longhorns would be a opportunity to win scholarship money part of his life for years to come. through the Autobahn Motorcar Group "I will definitely show throughout high Youth Scholarship Tour. He said all the school and work with them for the rest of money he earns he plans to use studying my life," Scotty said. "I already have about graphics. eight or nine of my own and I will keep building on that. But the Longhorns are definitely a permanent thing for me."

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STLA held its Spring Field Day and Annual General Meeting on May 25, 2013 at Blue Ridge Ranch outside of Llano, Texas hosted by owner John Marshall and ranch manager, Bubba Bollier. STLA members braved the threat of flooded highways as they made their way to Llano. What Longhorn breeder would let some welcome rain stop them from attending the annual function? The rain gave way to a bright, sunny morning as members gathered at Blue Ridge Ranch. Following the meet and greet time in which everyone got to visit, meet, or get re-acquainted , Dr. Pete Fincher spoke to the group about vaccinations, Brucellosis, the new tagging laws. A veterinarian, Dr. Fincher is the director of Region 6 of XAS E T H the Texas Animal Health Commission. T SOU HORN A barbecue lunch (complete with chuck wagon and wood G LON TION smoke) was served followed by dessert time. Some members were A ASSOCI so confident in their homemade John Marshall & Bubba Bollier sweets that a friendly contest evolved. Judge John Marshall named the banana pudding prepared by Annie Morgan to be his Danny Russell, personal favorite and the winner of the competiPresident (361) 781-4269 tion. Steven Zunker and Doug crose@cactusroselonghorns.com Muenchow with scholarship Sarah Faske, Cody Hagar, Steven Zunker, winner Julia Faske Hannah Faske and Richard Perkins won door prizes provided by STLA. Doug and Cynthia Dear won the one-year pre-paid Breeders Guide for the Trails Magazine provided by Laura at TLBAA. The Annual General Meeting was conducted by Danny Russell, STLA President. Members voted for the new board of directors for the coming year; the new directors are Jason Christa, Brittany Guinn, Bruce Fisher and Bubba Bollier. Graduating seniors McKenna Kimble, Sarah Faske, Hannah Faske, Julia Faske and Nathaniel Faske were presented with $1000 scholarships. A bucket raffle was conductScholarship winner Nathaniel Faske ed to benefit the scholarship fund with objects donated by the membership. Several activities were conducted during the day for the Samuel Faske Benefit Fund. An original watercolor by artist Lonnie Shan was raffled with Keith and Tina Dubose, the lucky winners. That portion of the Samuel Faske benefit brought in $3150.00. The Caring Hearts raffle kicked off at the Field Day (that was wrapped up during the Longhorn Expo in Fort Worth.) Two generous STLA members made this raffle a success. Sandi Nordhausen of Trinity Creek Longhorns donated a weekend stay in her Port Mansfield beach house, the Lone Star Lodge, while Suzanne and Bill Torkildsen donated a yearling heifer, BCR Scholarship winner Lady Sara from their Bull Creek Longhorn herd. Hannah Faske Following the meeting, STLA members were entertained by a live band and were treated to carriage rides around the property. Many Longhorn enthusiasts took the opportunity to visit with Longhorns Becca II, All of Red, Betsy’s Girl –all part of John Marshall’s Blue Ridge herd and all very impressive. CARING HEARTS RAFFLE / SAMUEL FASKE BENEFIT- STLA members manned a booth at the TLBAA World Show selling tickets through Saturday, June 15 wrapping up the benefit raffle begun at the Spring Field Day and Annual General Meeting. Winners were drawn at the end of the day Saturday. The winners of the Lone Star Lodge vacation were Sean O’Brien and Janis Kimble O’Brien. The winners of the heifer were Michael and Alicia Karbowski. John Marshall originally won the heifer in the raffle and generously turned around and raffled her off. Keith and Tina DuBose had the highest bid, but they also turned around and auctioned her off. The Karbowskis had the highest bid and proudly took the young lady home. Over $9200 was raised for the Samuel Faske Benefit Account with this auction. Funds will be used to help with medical bills for Samuel Faske, a fellow STLA member.

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Mob Grazing Restores Soil Health and Improves Vegetation By Heather Smith Thomas oug Peterson, a stockman and NRCS State Grassland Conservationist in Missouri, says mob grazing is often misunderstood and there are many interpretations. “Whenever someone tells me they are mob grazing, I want to know what stock density they are using, in pounds. Stock density is determined by pounds per acre of live animals, so 100 thousand-pound cows per acre would be 100,000 pounds. If you put those same 100 cows on a halfacre, that’s 200,000 pounds of stock density. If the 100 cows are on 10 acres, that’s 10,000 pounds,” says Peterson. “My primary experience with mob grazing comes from my own operation. We have a 200 cow-calf beef operation and run another 200 contract cows on the side. I was a soil scientist with NRCS for a while and have a strong interest in soils. I’ve been a student of Jim Gerrish’s management intensive grazing (MIG) and a student of holistic management and Allan Savory. Savory taught me about

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the tool of animal impact and trampling,” he says. “This is a phenomenal tool to heal and build up worn out and degraded soils. Our soils in this country are seriously degraded. Where I live in northern Missouri, historically (pre-European settlement) our soils were probably close to 8% organic matter. Now, due to farming and continuous grazing, most soils are down to 2%. We have sucked organic matter out of them. Cropland is down to about 1.5% and well managed pastures about 2.5 to 3.5%. We have a long way to go, to correct this,” says Peterson. In his training in agronomy and soil science, he was taught that it takes hundreds of years to build or restore the soil. “But we started seeing some interesting things with our intensive grazing and trampling, adding plant material and carbon to the surface of the soil, feeding the soil biology. We now know that we can do this a lot quicker,” he explains. “Some producers have restored their soil organic matter to

Photo courtesy of Sherry Huff, Silver Mesquite Ranch – Waco, Texas August 2013

6, 7 and even 8% in just a few years. Along with that comes tremendous increase in productivity. Trampling is a way to feed the soil biology. We feed our cows but we don’t always think about soil needs. Any time we do something to remove the soil’s food source (crops or haying), we have taken something away. Even if we feed the hay back on the same land, we don’t get full benefit. We might keep the minerals in the same field, but there’s no way we can spread it across that field as uniformly as by grazing it, to feed all the soil biology. If we don’t leave nutrients for the soil biology, we can’t keep them functioning optimally,” he explains. “By keeping a much taller canopy through a longer portion of the year, we are also keeping soils much cooler—creating a microclimate from the surface of the soil upward (not just down). We’ve checked soil temperatures in fields of tall grass, and right across the fence in a shorter pasture, and find as much as a 20-degree difference in soil temperature at 2 inch depth,” he says.

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“We’ve always known that soil cover was important, for water infiltration and to retard erosion, but I don’t think we realized how important canopy height is. We might have a good layer of mulch on the surface, but didn’t realize how important having a 2 to 3-foot tall canopy is, versus a 3 to 8inch canopy in a typical rotational grazing system,” says Peterson.

our definition of waste. Most people feel that if they don’t completely use a pasture, they are being poor managers and wasting something. We need to think of it as an investment in the future of the land. If a person wants to try mob grazing, the first thing to decide is how often they want to move the cows—once a day, twice a day, or whatever they are willing to do. Then, they have to make sure the cows have enough forage and only eat the part of the plant that meets the nutritional needs for that particular class of livestock. “If it’s dry cows, they can probably eat 60 to 70%. If its lactating cows or young stockers, maybe only the top 30 to 40% will meet their needs,” he explains. The next thing to look at is the trampling effect. “Did you get enough material on the ground to protect the soil and feed the soil organisms? If you didn’t get the impact you wanted, your only choice is to get a higher stock density, which means you need to give them a smaller area, which then means moving them more times per day,” he says. “The other thing that’s important is plant diversity, for nutritional needs of the cows as well as soil health. The more diverse the plants, the more resilient the pasture in withstanding stress like drought—as when you have both cool and warm season grasses, and broadleaf plants in the mix. If we have all four groups (cool season, warm season, forbs and grass) we’ll have a diverse mix. This is important for plant growth and for soil biology and mineral cycling,” he says. “There are different organisms in soil that break down and mineralize different types of plants. The more types of plants you have, the more types of soil biology you have, as well,” he says. “We also need diversity in management. If I pick a place and give it long rest periods and use high stock density for several years, eventually the only plants growing there will be plants that can tolerate high density rate and long rest periods. This will favor certain species, and won’t favor clovers, for instance. So we need diversity in management—some periods of very long rest, accompanied by high density grazing, and then some short rest periods, to stimulate the plants that do well under those conditions,” says Peterson.

Our best livestock tool for trampling large amounts of material is a dry cow, or a cow in late lactation after breeding season. There is less evaporation and much lower soil temperature in the taller canopy, and in the air temperature above the ground. “If there’s a 6-inch grass canopy the soil temperature will be similar to that of a taller canopy on a piece that has been rested for a longer period of time, but the air temperature above the ground will not be the same in the two fields. We’re creating a micro-climate above the surface of the soil by having a 2 to 3-foot tall canopy. A longer rest period might create a 4 to 5-foot tall canopy. I’ve seen fields with such a tall canopy that the operators have to chop it down where the fences go, so cattle can see where the temporary fence is. There are some tremendous benefits when you can let it grow that high,” he says. We must take animal performance into consideration, but having grass that mature is not a bad thing if you have some flexibility, using diverse species of livestock or animals with different nutritional needs. “Our best livestock tool for trampling large amounts of material is a dry cow, or a cow in late lactation after breeding season. We can let calves wander underneath a single wire electric fence into a pasture with less mature plants (more nutrients), to meet their nutritional needs, while still concentrating the cows on the tall, mature piece to have an impact in a certain area,” he says. Most pastures in this country have been depleted. “We’ve been taking and taking for the past 150 years. We haven’t tried to put it back. Many rotational grazing systems allow us to maximize intake and utilization and maintain plant health the way it is today, but these systems don’t necessarily build soil for the future. There are times we need to leave a little more grass and tramp a little more down (rather than having cows eat it) in an effort to restore and rebuild the soil,” he says. We have to rethink our methods, and

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The problem for most stockmen is that they’ve been favoring plants that need a short rest period—whether with continuous grazing or a rotation system with a short rest period. “In our part of the country most systems favor plants that only need a short rest period, such as clovers and some of the cool season grasses. What we’re trying to do now in our operation is favor plants that need longer rest periods— the forbs and native grasses that we don’t have a lot of,” he says. “We needed some warm season components back in our fields, and now we’re seeing a lot of sunflowers, coneflowers, etc. that you almost never see anymore in pastures. In some cases we are sacrificing some grazing days in the short run in order to get more plant diversity in the long run. Some of our cool season grasses are completely recovered sooner, but if we’re tying to promote native forbs, our rest periods have to be based on what’s needed for those species. We have to manage for what we want, rather than what we have now,” explains Peterson. High stock density grazing has helped many producers cut costs enough to stay in business. Peterson tells of a Missouri producer who was faced with a difficult decision a few years ago when fertilizer costs dramatically increased. He was also short of help because both his sons left the farm for other jobs. “His back was against the wall, so he made this change—and transformed his farm.”

The more diverse the plants, the more resilient the pasture in withstanding stress like drought. Most people won’t change until they have no other choice—and then they realize there are some other options. As hay costs, fuel costs, and other inputs keep rising, more stockmen may realize that there are better ways to manage their land and cattle. Our industry has also gotten a lot of bad press from environmental groups. “I tell everyone that cows and grass will save the world. Raising livestock on pasture is a way to grow food that is good for the natural resources and good for us. And if there is such a thing as man-caused climate change, the fastest way to reverse this is to improve the soil with cows and grass.” Cattle are the best tool to create healthy grassland ecology.

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TLBAA Member Goes On Hunt in Africa TLBAA member Carla Payne travelled to Chirisa Safari Area in Zimbabwe, Africa. The hunt was arranged through Ivory Trails Safaris.While the main goal of the 14 day hunt was a leopard, Carla saw an abundance of game, and her kills include the following which will be shipped home to her:

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Haltom Holler Ranch Hosts 4-H’ers Field Trip TLBAA members James and Lynette Haltom, Haltom Holler Ranch, London, KY recently opened their ranch up to LAurel County 4-H’ers from North and South Middle Schools. Students and their families enjoyed feeding and interacting with livestock, catching fish, riding horses, learning about local meat production and the benefits of Longhorn beef. Longhorn burgers were enjoyed for lunch. Photos shown appeared in the Laurel County 4-H News.

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Dams of Distinction Bayou Daisy Dr. Eugene & Jolie Berry, Baton Rouge, Louisiana Bayou Princess Dr. Eugene & Jolie Berry, Baton Rouge, Louisiana Bell La Squaw Double D Arena, Outlook, Saskatchewan BH Mahogany May Joel & Tamara Kuntz, Bend, OR

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Cross M Blue Velvet Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller, Socorro, New Mexico Cross M Delta Becca Jim & Wanda Taylor, Truth or Consequences, New Mexico Cross M Delta Charisma Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller, Socorro, New Mexico Cross M Salsa Jim & Wanda Taylor, Truth or Consequences, New Mexico Cross M Star Spangled Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller, Socorro, New Mexico Cross M Texas Ruby Red Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller, Socorro, New Mexico Cross M Whelming Matrix Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller, Socorro, New Mexico Cross M Whelming Sandy Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller, Socorro, New Mexico Delta Amber Phillip Bell, Arlington, Texas Diamond W 952 Meadowwood, Charley & Doris Snyder, Elgin, OK Dillons Fancy Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller, Socorro, New Mexico Dixie Heather 3G Ranch, Loyd &Bettie Gibbs, Gainesville, Texas Dolly Joel & Shirley Lemley, Blackwell, Texas Double L’s Miss Elegant Star Creek Ranch, Somerville, Texas Emperor’s Lucy Creek Gary Kudrna, Ennis, Texas Fandangos Husker Barnard Longhorns, Richard & Janice Barnard, Tekamah, Nebraska FCF Honeymoon Star Creek Ranch, Somerville, Texas FCF 16th Avenue Mitch Bryant, Katy, Texas FCF Too Sexy For My Sox Star Creek Ranch, Somerville, Texas Fiona Moonshine Double D Arena, Outlook, Saskatchewan Folsom Falls Posh Folsom Falls Ranch, Fred & Marijo Balmer, Folsom, New Mexico GC Little Star Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller, Socorro, New Mexico G&L Enchantment Dr. Gene & Lana Hightower, Van, Texas G&L True Obsession Dr. Gene & Lana Hightower, Van, Texas G&L Silver Sage Dr. Gene & Lana Hightower, Van, Texas G&L Star Spangled Dr. Gene & Lana Hightower, Van, Texas Granite Daisy Double D Arena, Outlook, Saskatchewan Indian Girl 636 Carla Jo Payne, Slidell, Texas JRJ WR 978 Double D Arena, Outlook, Saskatchewan Ksanka Lily Belle Robert & Sheryl Greene, Eureka, Montana

Lizzy’s Splash Eagles Nest Ranch, Ben & Ilse Myren, Colville, Washington Lupemitedookay Debra Lesyk & Dwight Overlid, Double D Arena, Outlook, SK, Canada Meadowwood’s Carmen Charley & Doris Snyder, Elgin, Oklahoma Meadowwood’s Clementine Charley & Doris Snyder, Elgin, Oklahoma Meadowwood’s Tango Brink Longhorns, Frederick, Oklahoma Molly Hunts Best 01 Chris Bandley, St. George, Utah Nutmeg 7/4 Double D Arena, Outlook, Saskatchewan Picabo Phantom Double D Arena, Outlook, Saskatchewan Rawhide Lady Pebbles Double D Arena, Outlook, Saskatchewan Rusty Zipper Frank & Barbara Renfro, Clinton, Montana S-D Sparkle Plenty Rudy & Marilyn Bowling, Kaufman, Texas Silver Sage Double D Arena, Outlook, Saskatchewan 3W Legends Country Erin Lazy JP Ranch, Dublin, Texas 3W Pot of Independence Dale & Bev Sorem, Nevada, Iowa Westhavenreddy'sspecks Broadhorn Ranch, Douglas & Katie McDonald, Fernley, Nevada WT Miss Mona’s Liberator Pearl Longhorn Ranch, Allen & Suzanne Perry, Evant, Texas

JOIN THE ROLL OF HONOR The Dam of Distinction Award recognizes a cow that has had five consecutive calves, the first being born before her third birthday. A Dam of Excellence must have had 10 consecutive calves, starting with the first being born before her third birthday. The Dam of Merit Award is designed to recognize those Texas Longhorns that stand out in the area of production among Texas Longhorn breeders. If you would like to nominate your female for the Dam of Merit Program, please call the TLBAA office for a nomination form.

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Save The Date! AUGUST 2013

AUG 3 • Deschutes County Fair, Deschutes County Fairground, Redmond, OR. Tammi Kuntz (541) 280-1645. Qualifying Free. AUG 9-10 • Rocky Mountain Select Sale, Latigo Arena, Colorado Springs, CO. Stan Searle (719) 481-3735 or Gary Lake (719) 314-8294. AUG 16 • Wyoming State Fair, Douglas, WY. Jan McDaniel (306) 277- 9983. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. AUG 17 • Mosser Longhorn Dispersale Sale, Marquess Arrow Ranch, Ben Wheeler, TX. Ron Marquess (903) 570-5199. AUG 23-25 • Nebraska State Fair, Grand Island, NE. Delwin & Vicki Smeal (402) 568-2353 or Rodger & Bonnie Damrow (402) 423-5441 or cell (402) 560-3224. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. AUG 24 • Pedigree Picnic/Field Day, Mike Donnelly’s Ranch, Olds, Alberta. Chris Hepfner (780) 387-4874 AUG 31 • Butler Breeders Invitational Sale, Lockhart, TX. Kaso Kety (985) 674-6492 or Michael McLeod (361) 771-5355.

SEPTEMBER 2013

SEPT 1 • Colorado State Fair, Pueblo, CO. Lana Pearson (719) 7400741. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth SEPT 6-7 • Gold Country Show, Amados Co. Fairgrounds, Plymouth, CA. Show Chair: Christine DeMaria (530) 796-3402. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. SEPT 7 • 17th Annual “Waaka Lapish Foloha” Longhorn Sale, Durant, OK. Wes Watson (580) 286-1240 or wes@idabel.net. SEPT 7 • Winchester Futurity, George Henderson 2nd Expo Center, Lufkin, TX. Donnie Taylor (936) 414-1401. SEPT 9-10 • Spokane Interstate Fair, Spokane, WA.Sheryl Johnson (503) 349-4985 or j5longhorns@yahoo.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. SEPT 14 • Hill Country Heritage Sale, River Ranch, Fredericksburg, TX. (325) 668-3552 or (713) 305-0259. SEPT 14 • New Mexico State Fair, Albuquerque, NM. Show Chair: Bill Van Gundy-lacuevalonghorns@yahoo.com or (575) 829-3624. Show Secretary and Youth Show Contact: Kristi Wilson (575) 354-1210 or kmwilson@windstream.net. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. SEPT 21 • 2nd Annual Operation First Response Fund Raiser, Cook-Out & Auction, Pay It Forward Ranch, Bealeton, VA. Lee Sherbeyn (540) 270-8585 or choicelonghorns@msn.com SEPT 26-28 • Tulsa State Fair, Tulsa, OK. Steve & Bodie Quary (405) 6730393 or dqlonghorns@yahoo.com. Deadline: Aug. 26, 2013. For entries: www.tulsastatefair.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. SEPT 26-28 • East Texas State Fair, Tyler, TX. Dr. Gene & Lana Hightower (903) 963-7442 or glcattleco@aol.com. Entry forms & info at www.etstatefair.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. SEPT 28 • B&C Show Me Longhorn Sale, Brookfield Livestock Auctions, Inc., Bus. Hwy. 36, Brookfield, MO. Sayre Auction & Sale Management, Bill Sayre (660) 258-2973 or (660) 734-0827 or Shawn (660) 734-8782.

OCTOBER 2013

OCT 4 • H.S. Sat. Measuring, SS Backwards Longhorns, Medora, IL. Scott & Dara Simmons-ssimmons@copeplastics.com or (618) 729-2004 OCT 5 • H.S. Sat. Measuring, Turnersburg, NC. Carl Brantley (336) 667-5452 or pyledriver1964@yahoo.com OCT 5 • H.S. Sat. Measuring, CR Ranches, Harper, OR. Alexandra Dees & Eric Youngberg (541) 358-8787 or atdees@aol.com OCT 5 • H.S. Sat. Measuring, Westville, FL. Terry & Tammy King tklonghorns@centurylink.net or (850) 956-4154 OCT 5 • H.S. Sat. Measuring, Nel-Tam Longhorns, Richland, PA. Nelson & Tammy Hearn nel_tam_hearn@yahoo.com or (484) 638-0228 OCT 5 • H.S. Sat. Measuring, El Coyote Ranch, Kingsville, TX. Felix Serna fserna@elcoyote.com or Della Serna or dserna@elcoyote.com. (361) 522-0807 or (361) 296-4275 OCT 5 • H.S. Sat. Measuring, Stotts Hideaway Ranch, Midway, TX. Doug & Sandy Stotts (713) 598-2220 OCT 5 • H.S. Sat. Measuring, Lazy J Longhorns, Greenleaf, KS. Joe & Stephanie Sedlacek (785) 747-2204 or lazyjlonghorns@aol.com OCT 5 • H.S. Sat. Measuring, Red McCombs Ranch, Red & Charline McCombs, Johnson City, TX. Alan & Teresa Sparger (210) 4458798 or alan@redmccombslonghorns.com OCT 5 • H.S. Sat. Measuring, Hudson Longhorns, Bill & Elizabeth Hudson, Corydon, IN. Mike Willinger (502) 379-1049 or classicfence@hughes.net OCT 5 • H.S. Sat. Measuring, Widespread Ranch, Lowell, MI. Tom Smith (616) 293-0977 or tom@widespreadranch.com OCT 5 • H.S. Sat. Measuring, Deer Creek Longhorns, Frank & Michelle Hevrdejs, Brenham, TX. Bruce Hazelwood (979) 277-8016 or bhdeercreek@texasbb.com OCT 5 • H.S. Sat. Measuring, Hunt Longhorns, Saint George, UT. Doug & Dianne Hunt (435) 275-2112 or ddlonghorns@hotmail.com OCT 5 • H.S. Sat. Measuring, Killdeer, ND. Chad Smith (701) 590-9073 or cg.smith@nsdu.edu

August 2013

TEXAS LONGHORN Coming Events OCT 5 • H.S. Sat. Measuring, Ponoka, Alberta. Jeff Jespersen (780) 966-3320 or jeffj91@hotmail.com OCT 5 • H.S. Sat. Measuring, Caballo Bravo Longhorns, Sanger, CA. Warren & Cathy Dorathy (630) 240-5829 or warcat21@gmail.com OCT 5 • 5th Annual Appalachian Trail Registered Texas Longhorn Sale, Turnersburg Livestock Market, Turnersburg, NC. Carl Brantley, Wilkesboro, NC pyledriver1964@yahoo.com or (336) 667-5452. OCT 6 • H.S. Sat. Measuring, Loomis Longhorns, Marietta, OK. Bob & Pam Loomis (580) 276-7498 or loomis20@juno.com OCT 9 • Fort Worth Herd, Fort Worth, TX - Come see us measure the herd to kick off the Horn Showcase weekend in the Stockyards! OCT 9-13 • TLBAA Horn Showcase, Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth, TX. Scotty O’Bryan (817) 625-6241 or scotty@tlbaa.org. www.tlbaa.org OCT 12 • TLBAA Horn Showcase Sale, Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth, TX. Scotty O’Bryan (817) 625-6241 or scotty@tlbaa.org. www.tlbaa.org OCT 18 • NILE Stock Show, Billings, MT. Chuck Gams (406) 861- 8708. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth OCT 18 • Longhorn Celebration Weekend - Educational Seminar, Waco Stockyards, Waco, TX. Russell Hooks (409) 381-0616 or russellh@longhornroundup.com or Tessa Millsap (254) 3156548 or tess2305@aol.com. OCT 18-20 • State Fair of Texas, Dallas, TX. Trigg & Traci Moore (817) 832-8742 or (254) 396-5592 or traci@triple-t-longhorns.com. Entry forms: www.bigtex.com Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth OCT 19 • Texas Gold Heifer Futurity & Texas Longhorn Round-Up Sale, Waco Stockyards, Waco, TX. Russell Hooks (409) 3810616 or russellh@longhornroundup.com or Tessa Millsap (254) 315-6548 or tess2305@aol.com. OCT 26 • Marquess Arrow Production Sale, Ben Wheeler, TX. Ron & Barbara Marquess-maranch@aol.com or (903) 833-5810 Ranch or (903) 5705199 Ron. www.maranch.com. OCT 25-27 • Ark-La-Tex Fall Show, George Henderson 2nd Expo Center, Lufkin, TX. Donnie Taylor (936) 414-1401 or Bobbye DuBose (409) 384-8120. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth

NOVEMBER 2013

NOV 9-10 • Louisiana State Fair, Shreveport, LA. Tina DuBose (979) 277-2656. www.statefairoflouisiana.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. NOV 16 • Texas Longhorn Fall Production, Consignment & Ranch Horse Sale, Crossroads Centre, Oyen, Alberta. Contact Ron Walker (403) 548-6684 or walkersu7texaslonghorns@gmail.com. NOV 22-24 • Kaufman Police Association 3rd Annual Longhorn Show, S&S Arena, Terrell, TX. Joel Norris (972) 533-4945 or (972) 932-3094. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth NOV 24 • Tri-State Longhorn Sale, Crawford, NE. Art or Haley Anders (308) 665-2457.

FEBRUARY 2014

FEB 27-MARCH 1 • San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo, San Angelo, TX; Dennis Urbantke (325) 655-3500 or dennisurbantke@zipnet.us. For entries: www.sanangelorodeo.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth.

MARCH 2014

MARCH 6-9 • Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Houston, TX. Scotty O’Bryan (817) 625-6241 or scotty@tlbaa.org. www.tlbaa.org. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. MARCH 21-23 • Stillwater Shootout, Stillwater, OK. Steve & Bodie Quary (405) 673-0393 or dqlonghorns@yahoo.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth.

APRIL 2014

APR 4-5 • Hudson-Valentine Spring Invitational Texas Longhorn Sale, WKU Ag Expo Center, Bowling Green, KY. Lorinda Valentine (270) 393-2012. APR 25-26 • Midwest Longhorn Sale, Winfield, KS. Mike Bowman (316) 778-1717 or www.endoftrailranch.com.

MAY 2014

MAY 2-3 • Red McCombs Fiesta Sale and Premier Heifer Sale, Johnson City, TX. www.redmccombslonghorn.com. Alan & Teresa Sparger, alan@redmccombsranches.com, teresa@redmccombsranches.com, (210) 445-8798.

MAY 9-11 • TLBAA 50th Aniversary Celebration Weekend, Fort Worth, Texas

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MONTHLY MOVERS & SHAKERS Division A

Dora Thompson Kathy Kittler Dan Huntington Terry R. Moore Hudson Longhorns Mark Hubbell Panther Creek Ranch Bob Mottet Allen S. Brantley Phillip or Carolyn Cumberworth Reginald Pederson Mark and Tina Stewart Larry and Charlotte Gribbins Allen or Linda Evans Anna & Alexander Leichtenstern Sun Creek Ranches Triple R Ranch Allemand Ranches James & Robyn Dyal Yellow Wolf Farm Billy R. Walker Grove Cattle Company Ronnie and Stella Cruce Chris & Jan Taft Cory Miles David & Leslie Baker Don Constable Jack Shier Joe Graddy Len Bloomberg Leonard or Doris Boyd Mark, Darryl, Keith Christenson Robert Fenza Shawn & Cathy Norton Tom A. Smith Carl Hendrickson Gary & Judy Walters Gus Joyes Hoosier Longhorns Maurice Ladnier Jimmy L. Jones Mark and Tammey Stuck Red Oak Farm Steve & Sharlene Lindemann Terry Scallan Benjamin C. Gravett B. Eugene Berry, M.D. Blue Moon Farm Bruce and Susan Easterly Diamond Acres Ranch Dickinson Cattle Co., Inc. George and Laureen Gennin Harry & Maryanne Folkerts Jay Wachter & Susan Willard Jeffrey Hudspeth Jody Shaw Khaos Cattle Company Mark Flinchum Meridian Longhorns Neal Hinton Nor-Tex Cattle Paul & Judith Sellers Ray & Donnah Stavig Royal Heritage Farm Steve Hearn Ward J. Casteel

Division B

Red McCombs Ranches of Texas Michael McLeod El Coyote Ranch Jim & Bethany Rosebrock Davis Green Rick & Tracey Friedrich Fort Griffin State Historic Site William T. & Sandra J. Martin Charles Castro

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Division B (cont.)

J.L. Collier Star Creek Ranch Helm Cattle Company Frank Anderson, Jr. Suzanne & William H. Torkildsen, M.D. Brent & Cynthia Bolen Jonell Westerberg & Norman (Roger) Ridgway Justin Alonzo Peeler W.A. (Al) Vinson Carona Ranches, LLC. Deer Creek Longhorns Jim Terry- Dr. Coral Noonan-Terry John Oliver John & Ursula Allen J.T. Wehring Brennan L. Potts Delores & Joe Hargrove Larry and Paula Reck Michael & Allison Bose Mike and Kim MacLeod Roger & Jacqueline Garlitz Sandra K. Nordhausen Johnna Williams Ohlendorf Land and Cattle Co., LLC David Ritchey George W. Wilhite James & Amy Roesler John and /or Judy Coats Lazy L Longhorns Lee and Linda Blackwell Lindauer Longhorn Company Matt Hill Mike Taylor Rockin 4 B Steve and Rene' Azinger Susan Burton Craft Ranch David Stanley Diamond D Ranch Rocking 'O' Ranch The Cattlerack Ranch Frank Anderson, III Annie Morgan & Steve Bell Bryan Curtis Donnie Taylor Doug and Sandy Stotts Dr. W. Lou Shields Dr. Zech Dameron III Elias F. Hal Meyer, Jr. John Stockton Kurt Twining Loyd Gibbs Mike & Patricia Walsh Rex & Nora Mosser Richard James Filip Ron & Barbara Marquess Terry L. Noey Vincent T. Girolamo Chris Schaper Richard & Liz Shea Allen & Suzanne Perry Ben Liska Bob Dube Bow Carpenter Bruce and Connie Ollive Charles E. Spencer Crossed T's Cattle Company Dale & Janet Manwaring Davis Green, LLC Dreamweaver Ranch Grace Cattle Company, LLC Greg & Amy Franks James K. Turner Jo & Dagmar Schaab J. Todd and Christie T. Price K&T Longhorns Margie J. Powell

Registrations and Transfers from May 1, 2013 to May 31, 2013

Division B (cont.)

Marion M. Woolie Rodney & Patti Mahaffey Ron & Kevin Asbill Ronnie & Jackie Mullinax Rugged Cross Ranch Steve Day Taylor Cattle Company Tommy Mulhollan Charles Riddle Dale Land and Cattle Darlene Slone James McDaniel Ron & Laurie J. Lucas Sandra K. Livingston & Jim Bownds Partnership Sheryl L. Hall Triple R Ranch Alan Sparger, III Area Historical Museum Billy and Kim Cooper Brian Brett Brown's Longhorns Carla Payne Charlotte & Ron Hamilton Circle 7 Cattle Co. Craig & Joyce Hester Dave & Althea Sullivan David and Linda Mills David & Kathy M. Adams D D Stiles Don & Lois Huber Double N Cattle Co. Gary & Teresa Bowdoin George and Cindy Dennis Hickman Longhorns Inc H & L Ranch Jason Carter Jerusalem Ridge Ranch Jim and Jean Murray Jim & Sharon Jolly John Muraglia John & Rebecca McCammon John R. Randolph Kalli Winters Ken Harris Ken Kretzschmar Kirk & Rochelle Brunson Larry & Meloney Ferguson Lee & Gay Gaddis M. A. Vanek Molly Cook Prime Source TX Longhorns, LLC Randy & Miki Bienek Randy Tschacher Robert & Maria Whitaker Rocking E Bar W Ranch Ron & Ellen Vandiver Schumacher Cattle Company Stephen P. Head Teresa R. Castillo Terry and Sherri Adcock Tom and Cay Billingsley Trey Whichard Wes and Carol Chancey Breck & Alaina Hudson Fort Worth Herd

Division C

Bob & Pam Loomis Mike & Debbie Bowman Semkin Longhorns Remount Ranch LLC Buckhorn Cattle Company Doug Hunt Bonnie & Rodger Damrow Chris Bandley Larry &/or Mary Ann Long

Division C

Craig Perez Kurt Steele Lawrence Morgan Longhorns Orton Cattle Co. Oren & Dianna O'Dell Kerry and Nancee Mounce Carole Muchmore Frank and Linda Pate Kent & Sandy Harrell Thate Cattle Co. Big Valley Longhorns Christine & Anthony DeMaria Dave Hodges Ray Beadle Todd and Kelli McKnight Travis and Chandra Weeks Craig & Melissa Kerkman Dee & Janet Huntley Gordon & Connie Pierson Joseph Sedlacek Bill and Judy Meridith Chetamba Creek Longhorns Dale & Gina Francisco Dale Hunt Daniel & Angelina Fey Joseph M. Graham Justin Hansen L.D. and Debbie McIntyre Mike Bassett Petersen Longhorn Snoqualmie Cattle Co. Warren and Cathy Dorathy Dean L. Or Mary P. Horkey Alexandra Dees Billy & Audrey Doolittle David & Kimberly Nikodym Fairlea Longhorn Ranch, LLC Fossil Creek Longhorns Jim Hutchinson Jon and Cindy Johnson Jordan Ranch Larry Johnston Marc Sacre Matt & Rachel Johnson Melissa Reese Randy and Jamie Briscoe RC Larson Longhorns Safari B Ranch Scott & Tammy Shaw Almendra Longhorns Beere Cattle Company Bill and Jessica Eckroth Bodacious Longhorns, LLC Greg L. & Sharon K. Young Little Bears Farm Tom Buck Art Anders Aubrey & Marva Herring Bill and Jo Le'AN Brock Murphy Calvin & Linda Anthony Chad & Janell Smith Darwyn & Renee Klarenbeek Dean & Belinda Franke Del Vic Farms Farquhar Financial Cattle Co. Gregg or Sandra Lynn Sherwood J5 Longhorns Kasi Dick Kent and Christine Bladen Ken & Vicki Spurlin Luebbering Farms, LLC Neil Glasgow Rhys & Rylan Venable Sunset Ridge Ranch Wayne & Pamela Irey W.R. Van Gundy Kurt Killgore

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CLASSIFIEDS AUCTIONEERS

JoelAuctioneer Lemley P.O. Box 471 Blackwell, TX 79506

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. echoofambush@aol.com www.sandhillsranch.com • Tel (318) 872-6329

325-668-3552

www.lemleyauctionservices.com TX. License 15204

OLIVER LONGHORNS

www.oliverlonghorns.com

Bruce E. McCarty Auctioneer Weatherford, TX

(817) 991-9979

Cattle for sale “To God Be The Glory”

joliver@mytocn.com (972) 268-0083

REAL ESTATE

HOME & RANCH REALITY CATTLE FOR SALE

ELITE TEXAS LONGHORNS FOR SALEDale Hunt - www.rockinhlonghorns.com (402) 214-4851.

JBR LONGHORNS- frozen embryos, AI & ET, semen, elite females, miniatures, lean beef, free advice, call before you buy. Jim Rombeck (785) 562-6665, Justin Rombeck (816) 536-1083.

BEAVER CREEK LONGHORNS- Check our new Web site with "Super Sales" and herdreduction prices. Tazman (Gunman) genetics. Carole Muchmore, Ponca City, OK (580) 7659961, www.beavercreeklonghorns.com

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

(507) 235-3467

Summer Sale Continues.......Plus Herd Reduction Sale

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

Owner/Broker 936 S. Hwy 281 Stephenville, TX 76401 Email: trigg@c21homeandranch.com

www.c21homeandranch.com

SEMEN FOR SALE

LONGHORN SEMEN – Boomerang C P, Bold Ruler, Emperor, VJ Tommie, GF Gman, Tabasco, Watson 167, Diamond W Paycash, JM Sue & more. John Oliver (972) 268-0083 or www.oliverlonghorns.com

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.

WOULD YOU LIKE SOME VANIZM OR JUBAL JANGLER HEIFERS? – Save your cash for hay. How about trading bulls or steers for them instead of cash? Call (785) 447-9132 McIntyre Ranches - www.mcintyreranches.com.

TRANSPORTATION

•Excellent young bulls and heifers • Beautiful cows, most with calves, many 3-in-one packages • All are top bloodlines, great color and horns, gentle dispositions • Generous discounts from already reasonable prices. 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 dorie27@sbcglobal.net • www.damuthflyingdranch.com

LONE WOLF RANCH Dr. Lee and Linda Ragains

New Location: Sallisaw, OK (918) 774-9107 • (918) 855-4907 new web site:

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LIVESTOCK TRANSPORTATION Ted Roush (713) 299-7990 Cell www.asocl.com or troush57@yahoo.com YOU CALL - I HAUL! WESTERN DECOR Specializing in mounted steer horns, cow skulls, horn furniture, hides

M.P. & K.D. HORN and LEATHER SHOP 408 E. Drew • Ft. Worth, TX 76110 817-927-8061 • Fax: 817-927-7970 E-mail: MPKDhornshop8061@msn.com Web site: www.hornandleather.com

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Adcock, Terry & Sherri........................37, 65 Lightning Longhorns ................................64 Almendra Longhorns................................63 Little Ace Cattle Co.......................................8 Autobahnanza............................................32 Lone Wolf Ranch ................................61, 63 Longhorn Designs......................................61 Longhorn Sale Pen ....................................61 B Bar H Ranch................................................63 Beadle Land & Cattle............................8, 63 Bear Boot Ranch ........................................65 Billingsley Longhorns ..............................64 Blue Mountain Longhorns......................62 Blue Ridge Ranch......................................BC Box Z Ranch ..........................................8, 65 Brett Ranch..................................................64 BT Farms......................................................64 Buckhorn Cattle Co. ............................8, 63 Bull Creek Longhorns ..............................64 Butler Breeders ..........................................8-9 Butler Breeders Invitational ................10-11 CedarView Ranch................................52, 63

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M Marquess Arrow Ranch ..................64, IBC MCA Ranch................................................8-9 McIntyre Ranches ......................................52 McLeod Ranch..............................................8 Miller, Tim ..................................................63 Moriah Farms ........................................9, 64

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Northbrook Cattle Co. ............................64

O Oklahoma Texas Longhorn ....................52

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P&C Cattle Pens..........................................61 D Panther Creek Longhorns ..................2, 63 Dale Land & Cattle....................................FC Pearl Longhorn Ranch..............................65 Dalgood Longhorns....................................9 PJ’s Cattle Company....................................8 DCCI Equipment ......................................69 Deer Creek Longhorns ............................65 R Dees, Alexandra..........................................35 Diamond P Longhorns............................53 Rio Vista Ranch ............................................8 Diamond Q Longhorns....................53, 64 River Ranch..................................................47 Dick’s Ranch Supply..................................69 Roberts, David & Sharon..........................50 Double LB Longhorns..............................64 Rocking B Longhorns................................37 DuBose Bar D Ranch................................53 Rocking G Ranch..........................................9 Rocking I Longhorns............................9, 65 Rocking P Longhorns..................................8 E Rocky Mountain Longhorns ..................63 Eagles Ridge Longhorns..............................9 Rolling D Ranch ..........................50, 53, 63 ETLA-East Texas State Fair ........................62 Running Arrow Farm................................69 El Coyote Ranch ..................................IFC, 1 End of Trail Ranch ....................................63 S

F Flying Diamond Ranch............................63 Flying H Longhorns..................................64

G Garison & Garison ....................................50 Gist Silversmiths ........................................62 Green, Davis................................................64

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Safari B Ranch ............................................63 Sand Hills Ranch..........................................7 Semkin Longhorns....................................63 Sidewinder Cattle Co. ................................9 Silver Star Ranch ........................................52 Singing Coyote Ranch ..............................65 Smith, T.M. & Jean ....................................64 SS Longhorns..............................................64 Star Creek Ranch........................................15 Stotts Hideaway Ranch......................17, 64

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Haltom Hollar Ranch ..............................63 Harrell Ranch ................................................9 Helm Cattle Co. ........................................64 Hickman Longhorns ................................64 Hill Country Heritage Sale ........................5 Hudson Longhorns ....................................3

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TLBA Foundation ......................................54 TLBAA 50th Anniversary..........................39 TLBAA Horn Showcase ......................41-46 TLBAA Membership..................................72 TLBAA Special Events................................19 Trinity Creeks Ranch ................................15 Triple R Ranch (MI) ..................................63 Triple R Ranch (TX) ..............................9, 51 Triple T Longhorns ............................35, 64

J.T. Wehring Family Ranch ......................64 Jack Mountain Ranch................................65 U Jameson’s Texas Longhorn ......................33 Jane’s Land & Cattle Co. ............................9 Underwood Longhorns ..........................63 Johnston Longhorns ................................63

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Walker, Ron ................................................65 King, Terry & Tammy ..................................63 Westfarms, Inc...............................................8 Kittler Land & Cattle Co. ......................51, 63 West Texas Longhorn Assoc.....................52 Lemley Longhorns ....................................65 Wichita Fence..............................................61

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a small group of concerned cattlemen banded together to preserve the unique heritage of Texas Longhorn cattle. With this goal, they established the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America (TLBAA) to maintain the breed registry and to promote the magnificent breed to as many persons as possible.

In 1964,

the purposes of the TLBAA remain the same. In addition, the Association has expanded its membership services as the number of Texas Longhorn enthusiasts has increased to an all-time high.

Today,

The Advantages of Membership Include:

★ State of the art Registration Department to maintain four ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

decades of herd registry. Active, dedicated officers and directors. Dedicated and knowledgeable staff. Network of national and international affiliates. Active youth organization – the Texas Longhorn Breeders of Tomorrow (TLBT). Youth Show Circuit and Youth Hall of Fame. Strong World Qualifying Show Circuit and a World Exposition. Hall of Fame. Canadian show circuit for breeders in the North. Weekly Internet newsletter, E-Trails. Breed Advisory Committee of dedicated animal scientists. Horn Showcase for official horn measurements. Active Foundation Board to preserve the history of our association and the Longhorn breed. Yearly subscription to Texas Longhorn Trails monthy magazine.

★ Educational Web site. ★ Sales Management Division with cattle sales available to the membership.

★ Riding steer group – another unique use for the Texas

Longhorn. Educational breed seminars. Group field days. Futurities. Commercial breeding programs. A.I. Certified Sires. Dam of Merit program. Member of state and national cattle organizations. Exclusive computer software program to keep your herd updated. ★ Advertising campaigns in world circulated publications. ★ Mail-in voting for regional directors.

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THE GREATEST BREED OF CATTLE IN THE WORLD AND THE BEST GROUP OF PEOPLE ANYWHERE! Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America P.O. Box 4430 Fort Worth, TX 76164 817/625-6241 • Fax 817/625-1388 www.tlbaa.org

TLBAA Membership Application

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Name:______________________________________________________

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100.00/yr

New Active Member*

100.00/yr

Renewal Active Member

125.00

LATE ACTIVE MEMBER RENEWAL (After Aug. 31)

1000.00

Lifetime Member

25.00

New/Renewal Junior Member (18yr. & Under) ** New/Renewal Outrider (Associate Member) (pays Non-Member rates for animal work)

Monthly Breed Publication (Texas Longhorn Trails)

**Junior Member Birthday ___/___/___

75.00 60.00

All dues must be paid by U.S. Funds.

* New Active Membership includes New Member Welcome Package and subscription to the Texas Longhorn Trails monthly publication. Texas Longhorn Trails subscription ONLY rate is $60 US address or $75 (US) foreign address. TLBAA Membership dues may be deducted as an ordinary and necessary business expense; however they are not deductible as a charitable contribution.

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Profile for Texas Longhorn Trails Magazine

Texas Longhorn Trails August 2013  

Official Publication of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America

Texas Longhorn Trails August 2013  

Official Publication of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America