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World & Youth Show Results

24 Breeder Memorial 26 TLBT Points 28 Hall of Fame Points 30 Texas Gold Futurity 34 Awards Banquet 37 Sponsors




Longhorn Events Provide Marketing Opportunities By Myra Basham


Tips For Avoiding Pasture Bloat

AUGUST 2018 Vol. 30 • No. 5

DEPARTMENTS 6 Editor’s Note

7 Board Of Directors

16 TLBAA News


By Heather Smith Thomas


Influential Butler Females


Beef Committee Report on 2018 Survey


Vaccination Technique Tips


Affiliate Prince and Princess Contest


Rodger Damrow Colorful Calf Contest


TLBAA Special Awards Call For Nominations


Nominations Being Accepted for the Texas Longhorn Hall Of Fame

A look at two females playing a major role in the Butler breed. By James Turner

Review of data received from a recent member survey.


54 Affiliate News

61 In Memoriam


Important things to know before vaccinating your own cattle.

Affiliate Relations Committee Invites you to enter this new contest.

In The Pen Herd Management

71 Index/Just For Grins

72 Calendar

About the Cover: Cowboy Catchit Chex (Cowboy Chex x BL Rio Catchit) is shown with a few outstanding offspring of many to illustrate his proven production. If you’re interested in semen or would like to view more offspring please contact one of the partners: Mark Hubbell, 269-838-3083,; Jimmy Jones, 334-652-9599,; Scott Hughes, 828-287-4257,; Aaron Adkins, 704-490-9208, doublealonghorns@gmail. com; Terry King, 850-299-6875,; Clay Adkins, 540-798-1260,; or Ken Morris, 704-361-6035, You may also visit or The Texas Longhorn Trails (ISSN-10988432, USPS 016469) is published monthly by the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America, 221 W. Exchange, Ste. 210, Fort Worth, TX 76164. Periodical Postage Paid at Fort Worth, TX. Subscription rates: $105 per year; foreign per year $180. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Texas Longhorn Trails, 221 W. Exchange, Ste. 210, Fort Worth, TX 76164. Phone (817)  625-6241. Fax (817) 625-1388. Advertisers and advertising agencies assume liability for all content of advertisements printed and also assume responsibility for any claims arising from such advertisements made against the publisher. Publisher reserves exclusive rights to accept or reject advertising or editorial material submitted for publication in the Texas Longhorn Trails magazine. Articles and photos from this publication may be reprinted only with permission of the publisher.

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Where does time go? It does not seem like a full year since we did a World Show wrap-up edition, but here we are once again. It always amazes me when I type a child’s name whose parent I identified as a TLBT award winner years ago. I both love the continuity of a family carrying on the Longhorn tradition, and am saddened a little at how quickly time has passed. Now more than ever, with the busy lives we lead, planning is essential. When you hear about a sale or event and you think “I have plenty of time to get those entries/consignments in”, that’s when you need to go to the calendar and mark the deadline down and a reminder a week or two before it that it’s coming. That animal that you would like to consign, show or measure is going to change a lot in a year. You may not want to wait for it to come around again. That being said, entries for Horn Showcase measuring, futurity and bull/embryo alley are all due this month, August 15th. This issue is running a little behind so by the time you get it, your time is almost up to participate in the 2018 TLBAA Horn Showcase, the only measuring event this year. No more putting it off, get those forms downloaded or from Trails and get the information to us. Turn to pg. 39-43 for sponsorship opportunities and entry forms. We appreciate everyone who stepped up to participate, volunteer or just stop by to see what was going on at the TLBAA World Expo in Belton., TX. Turn to pg. 18 to take a look at the full wrap-up of this event. It continues to grow, and when we return to Belton next year we hope you will join us as a participant. You can also find information on how to nominate those deserving individuals in the Longhorn industry for a TLBAA Special Award or the TLBF Hall of Fame. You know you’re thinking of someone right now that deserves to be recognized. Nominate them. There’s no guarantee someone else will think of it. A new way to participate and have some fun is to enter that colorful 2018 calf you keep snapping pics of in the new Rodger Damrow Colorful Calf Contest. It is open to everyone and if yours is chosen as the winner, it will be featured on a Trails Magazine cover. See pg. 55 for more info. Just a reminder, if you’ve been a member for 3 years or less, please contact me for a set of questions for “Meet Our Members”. We would love to have a chance to get to know you and introduce you to your fellow Longhorn breeders. As always, if you have any ideas or news to share, please contact me.



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Registrations Rick Fritsche • Ext. 101 Dana Coomer • Ext. 102 Special Events Pam Robison • Ext. 106 Accounting Theresa Jorgenson • Ext. 105

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Frank Anderson Jr. and III 828 S. Rosemary Dr. • Bryan, TX 77802 (979) 846-8020 • (281) 501-2100

Beadle Land & Cattle Ray & Bonnie Beadle Los Gatos & Hollister, CA 95032 (408) 834-0110

BPT Longhorns Ben & Phyllis Termin Weatherford, TX 817-374-2635

Christa Cattle Co. Jason & Louis Christa 2577 FM 1107 • Stockdale, TX 78160 (210) 232-1818

Dalgood Longhorns Malcolm & Connie Goodman 6260 Inwood Dr. • Houston, TX 77057 (713) 782-8422

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

This space is available for your ranch listing! Call Karen Price: (254) 223-4470 or

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

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Brennan & Michele Potts Rocking P Longhorns P.O. Box 579 • Emory, TX 75440 (903) 473-2430 Cell: (903) 348-5400

Rio Vista Ranch Elmer & Susan Rosenberger 4818 Eck Lane • Austin, TX 78734 (512) 266-3250 Cell: (512) 422-8336

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

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Butler Breeder’s Futurity James K. Turner (936) 689-1914

Butler Breeders

Influential Butler Foundation Females THE LITTLE RED HEIFER THAT WROTE HER OWN PAGE IN HISTORY As Longhorn breeders, or just cattle breeders in general, we always are striving to produce the best cattle we can. Longhorns have come a long way from the early days through selective breeding. Many ranchers have spent a lifetime trying to continually improve and breed an animal that would catch the eye of the Longhorn world. Sometimes they accomplish it, but just maybe it has a little something to do with luck. The McLeod Ranch has been consistently producing some of the finest straight Butler cattle for over 40 years, and has a real passion for it. I would like to tell you the tale of one these cows that they produced. A cow of the type that we all strive to create in this sometimes great but gut-wrenching industry we call the OFFSPRING cattle business. On 3/13/1997 there was a little red Longhorn heifer born in the wee hours of the morning in the East pasture of the McLeod Ranch. She would go on to become known as Jackie Lynn 90. Measuring in the mid 70’s and weighing in right at a 1,000 lbs., she has produced some of our industry’s leading Butler offspring with many different Butler bulls. Over the years “90” has JACKIE LYNN 326 HUNTER MC 69 produced many colored-up daughters, all of which are in the 70’s themselves, and a daughter that measures 82” TTT and has also had a great granddaughter top the 2016 Butler Breeders Sale. Her son, Hunter MC 69, is a multiple Horn Showcase winner and, as it stands right now, is the biggest horned straight Butler bull in the industry, measuring in at 81” TTT. Even though “90” has slowed up a little in her golden years she is still JACKIE LYNN 538 JACKIE LYNN 404 producing into her twenties. As of today you can go to the McLeod Ranch to view “90” and her sons, grandsons, years ago, you could see “90”’s dam, Red Dot MC 447. all her daughters and most of her granddaughters, etc. Today her head is hanging high on a wall at the ranch. Yes, other than a few granddaughters out of Hunter and In conclusion Jackie Lynn 90 is one of those few maybe a couple of great granddaughters out of a Hunter cows that have out produced herself year after year son, Hunters Droopy MC 91, who is also making a name with every bull she has been paired with. Regardless of for himself, that have been sold at the Butler Sale, they whether it was a heifer or a bull calf, Michael McLeod do not sell these genetics very often. And, up until a few said it always had a chance to be something special.


See Pages 8-9 to find a Butler Breeder near you! or visit 10 | August 2018


By James Turner

STARS SHINING BRIGHT As cattle ranchers, we are always up against Mother Nature and the elements no matter what part of the country you are in. There is always one thing or another to deal with. For one rancher it’s the unforgiving environment of West Texas and its harsh elements — wild fires on drought stricken land, freak winter storms that have hurricane like winds, little critters or insects that want to sting or bite and every bush or tree has a thorn. But for an area that has its qualms, it also has a real beauty to it. After a long day of traveling the dusty roads of the Triple R Ranch, Robert and Kim Richey can always enjoy and soak in all of the beauty, including breathtaking sunrises and sunO sets and abundant wildlife on a rollF ing landscape. The Richey’s are one F of the great Butler Breeder’s in our S industry, and even though the terriP tory is not for the faint of heart, their R Longhorns have always thrived and I have become some of straight Butler N cattle’s brightest stars. G EVENING STAR BR3 LANTANA BR3 I would like to tell you about one of those “Stars” that has produced some of our industry’s leading offspring, - her name is Dark Star BR3. Born on 3/15/1997 somewhere in the vast territory of the Triple R, Dark Star would grow to become a very recognized name and eventually a whole line of cows. Dark Star would go on to top the FARLAP CHEX FIVE STAR BR3 2000 Butler Breeder’s Sale with a calf Currently owned by Rocking P Longhorns in her that would change the future of the Longhorn industry. His name was Farlap Chex. One of her daughters, Evening Star ler Breeder’s Sale — Dark Star’s great grandson DalgoodBR3, would follow her, topping the 2005 Butler Breed- BLC Kulik . As you can see, Dark Star genetics are highly sought er’s Sale. A granddaughter, Five Star BR3, that currently after and continues to live on through her phenomenal measures 83” TTT, followed suit in 2010. Amongst many other accomplishments the Dark gene pool. You can visit the Triple R and many other top Star line of cows would eventually out do themselves breeders today and see Dark Star’s genetics still shining again and produce the high selling bull in the 2013 But- bright.



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BL Fallin Star

Solo Denim

SCC Sweet Cheeks

Icing On My Stars

M Arrow TNT 3 CF22

DH Butler Girl

Mara Sopa BR3

Walkers Amy Dode 102

Maradi BR3

Coal Star 30/0

21st Annual 81 Lots – Breds – Pairs – Heifers – Bulls – Trophy Steer - Semen - Clonal Tissue

Saturday, September 1, 2018 — 12:00 NOON 12:00 p.m. Pre-Sale Activities Cattle Begin Selling approximately 12:30 p.m.

Lockhart Auction — Hwy. 183 South Lockhart, TX

Sale Headquarters: Best Western 512.620.0300 Lockhart Plum Creek Inn 512.398.4911

Sale Catalog Requests: Call: 325.942.1198 Email:

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For additional information, Contact Our Sale Hosts Kaso Kety 985.796.3918 or Michael McLeod 361.771.5355 Sale Day Phone: 325.473.1373

Happy Lady 102

BMP Jacks Jade

JMR Silver Rose

RVR Brandi Rose

BMP Emma Lee

Matilda BR3

Moon Beam

Lady Belle 66

LAER Rose Petals

Freerider MC15

Miss Monnette BW 7/7

Brown Eyed Girl 88

SDY Sparkle Dode

SDY Jackie O

Patsy Ann 817

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JMR Midnight Lady

Jackie Lynn 861

JMR Heartbreaker

Bobby Loo Butler

Flame Blower 21/0

LL Tangi Lady Redd

HR Moon Spots

Emanuella BR3

Little Ace Black Magic

Jackie Lynn 4066

ONLINE CATALOG AVAILABLE LIVE WEBCAST and INTERNET BIDDING AVAILABLE Live Webcast Begins at 12 Noon, Saturday with Pre-Sale Activities


Online Bidders must be pre-approved by August 31. Follow website instructions. Phone Bids may be placed by calling the Sale Day Phone 325.473.1373 Phone bidding must be pre-approved by August 30, 2017 For Pre-approval: call 325.668.3552 or 325.473.1373

Sweet Harmony

HR Dealer Girl

Jackie Lynn 4112

HR Inside Straight

VNR Miss Sarah C3

Westfarms 501

TC Kool Katz B

TC Red Milly B

SCC Smokin’ Hot

Dalgood’s Candy Graves

LAER Sparkle Girl

Jackie Lynn 4169

HR Casino Moon

RHL Jessica

Sugar Magnolia 86

Clonal Tissue Miss Pauline RG935

Gorgeous George 79

WF Desperado 712


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Association News

TLBAA Division B, Region 7 Director Vacancy The TLBAA Board of Directors is now accepting applications to fill the vacant and unexpired term for Division B, Region 7 Director in accordance with the TLBAA bylaws article IV, section 6 and TLBAA board policy. Article IV, Section 6. - Vacancies Vacancies on the Officers and Board of Directors of the Association shall be filled by the Board of Directors with a qualified member in good standing, and such person or persons so chosen shall serve for the unexpired term of his predecessor and until a successor is elected and qualified. TLBAA Board policy for filling vacancies of un-expired Board seats To be considered for appointment to fill a vacant TLBAA Board position for an un-expired term, the applicant must be an Active or Lifetime member of the TLBAA; in good standing, free of any debt owed to the TLBAA; and domiciled within the particular Region or Division of the vacancy.  The applicant must provide a written resume and Bio (template provided) and indicate his/her involvement with the TLBAA for the past 12 months to the Board of Directors.  Notice shall be published in the Trails magazine and on E-Trails announcing the vacancy.  Letters of recommendation are encouraged from Members domiciled within the Region or Division of the vacancy, but are not required.  Applicants must make themselves available to be interviewed in person or by phone conference when requested to do so by the TLBAA Board of Directors.  Board vacancies should not be filled just for the sake of filling a Board vacancy. Applicants who wish to be considered must qualify according to the policy and submit resume and Bio via email or mail to the TLBAA office, attention Rick Fritsche, Office Manager, by September 1, 2018.  In addition, recommendations for applicants must be submitted via email or mail to the TLBAA office, attention Rick Fritsche, Office Manager, by September 1, 2018.

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Welcome New Staff Members! If you attended the TLBAA World Expo then you’ve already seen our two newest staff members hard at work. Both Amelia and Pam joined us right before this major event and jumped right in to make it happen. We wanted to give them a chance to introduce themselves to all our members. AMELIA GRITTA - ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Hi! My name is Amelia Gritta, I am the new Administrative Assistant at TLBAA. I received my Associates Degree from Tarrant County College here in Ft. Worth. I am also currently a stuAmelia Gritta, Administrative Assistant and Pam Robison, dent at the University of Texas at Arlington studying Business Management and Marketing. I love to visit state parks all over the Sales and Events Manager country and I take my sweet dog Ranger with me. I’m so excited to be here at the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America and I look forward to meeting all of you! PAM ROBISON - EVENTS MANAGER Pam Robison comes to us after spending the last 17 years working for the National Cutting Horse Association as the Executive Assistant while also managing their annual Convention and organizing their exposure at off-site events. “I am excited to bring my experience here to the TLBAA and looking forward to learning another aspect of the livestock industry and agriculture world.” Robison previously worked in the Thoroughbred racing industry with stints at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie and on a major farm in Oklahoma. She is a graduate of Tarleton State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Horse Production & Management. Pam Robison is a native of Fort Worth and currently calls Crowley her home. A true animal lover, her home includes three horses and a herd of cats including many rescue cases. She has recently started competing with one of her cats and is aiming for a regional top ten placing in the household cat division for the coming show year.

H.O.R.N.S. 101 those pesky prefixes The H.O.R.N.S. system is a great tool for managing your herd and for research. It is amazing how fast and easy it is to register, transfer and maintain a herd from the comfort of your home. One thing that many forget when using the HORNS system is the use of “prefixes” in the registration number. When entering information many breeders only enter the numerical digits of the registration number, normally 6 digits for cows and 5 for bulls and steers. Those breeders using HORNS to register and transfer animals online have already found out that will not work….HORNS needs those pesky prefixes or it will “red flag” you and not let you proceed. You must enter the entire registration number including prefixes (eg. C, B CI, etc.) that are on the animal’s registration certificate! Also, HORNS will not take an ITLA registration number. The same happens if you manually fill out and send in your registrations and transfers without those prefixes. Staff must stop and manually look up each animal to verify its full registration number and prefixes which drastically slows down and stalls the registration and transfer process. PLEASE USE THOSE PESKY PREFIXES! Not on HORNS yet, call staff to set up your password! Access to the system is a benefit of your membership with the TLBAA. 16 | August 2018



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New Location, Same Fun!

The Texas Longhorn Exposition featuring the TLBAA World Show, TLBT National Youth Show and the Texas Gold Futurity was held at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton, TX June 27 - July 1, 2018. It was with great anticipation and a little nervousness that the event left its Fort Worth home of 30 years to a new venue. The new location was a success! Bell County Expo and Belton, TX, were welcoming hosts and the air conditioned pens sure didn’t hurt. With a hotel on site, plenty of space and all events under one roof, the new venue has resulted in positive feedback from participants and TLBAA staff as well. Those present got to see more than 470 Longhorns representing 184 owners for a total of 667 entries in the shows and futurity combined. The youth show is always a large part of the event, and this year was no exception. There were 322 entries with 113 youth participating in the ring. The youth had other opportunities to compete as well including Showmanship, Quiz Bowl, Gold Merit, Livestock Judging and Photography. This year the event included a general membership meeting which afforded an opportunity for TLBAA members to address their concerns with board members present. The event wrapped up Saturday evening with the awards banquet. Almost 300 people were in attendance to receive awards won during the three days of competition, as well as the Bright Futures Scholarships. It was a good ending to a great weekend with good food, good friends and lots of fun!

SEE YA’ NEXT YEAR IN BELTON! Photography by Shooting J Photography / Johnna Williams and TLBAA / Trace Neal

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CLASS 1: 1. HD IVY, Madilyn B. Schaper, BRENHAM, TX 2. REDSTAR MOONLIGHT, Doug and Deborah Burkham, Red Oak, TX CLASS 2: 1. SKH EMERALD SPLASH, Stephen P. Head, ANGLETON, TX 2. JCG STORM, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX CLASS 3: 1. CHAPARRAL GALA, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX 2. HD SAMSONITE’S SAMMI, George and Cindy Dennis, COUPLAND, TX CLASS 4: 1. SANDDOLLAR SAFARI JACLYN, Randy & Catherine Morris, TUSCOLA, TX 2. STRIKIN’ R MINNIE, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX CLASS 5: 1. DIAMOND Q ZENA, Steve, Bodie & Chad Quary, PRAGUE, OK 2. HD SAMSONITE’S SABLE, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX Haltered Female Junior Champion: CHAPARRAL GALA, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX Haltered Female Junior Champion Reserve: HD SAMSONITE’S SAMMI, George and Cindy Dennis, COUPLAND, TX CLASS 8: 1. APPLE BLOSSOM TP, Phillips Longhorns, ANGLETON, TX 2. HI 5’S TRIXIE, Kaycee Cooper, OAKHURST, TX CLASS 9: 1. CL PEPPER, George and Cindy Dennis, COUPLAND, TX 2. DIAMOND Q LILLY MAE, Steve, Bodie & Chad Quary, PRAGUE, OK CLASS 10: 1. OL LIKELY, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX 2. SANDDOLLAR SMOKE’N DAWN, Rodney & Patti Mahaffey, DECATUR, TX CLASS 11: 1. DIAMOND Q ZOEY, Steve, Bodie & Chad Quary, PRAGUE, OK 2. CT SYDNEY, Joe Tucker, PARADISE, TX Haltered Female Senior Champion: DIAMOND Q ZOEY, Steve, Bodie & Chad Quary, PRAGUE, OK Haltered Female Senior Champion Reserve: CT SYDNEY, Joe Tucker, PARADISE, TX Haltered Female Grand Champion: DIAMOND Q ZOEY, Steve, Bodie & Chad Quary, PRAGUE, OK Haltered Female Grand Champion Reserve: CT SYDNEY, Joe Tucker, PARADISE, TX CLASS 16: 1. DIAMOND Q DELILA, Steve, Bodie & Chad Quary, PRAGUE, OK 2. BLACK CADILLAC, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX CLASS 17: 1. ECR SPICY RANGERETTE, JR Richardson Ranch, GRANDVIEW, TX Haltered Mature Female Champion: DIAMOND Q DELILA, Steve, Bodie & Chad Quary, PRAGUE, OK Haltered Mature Female Champion Reserve: BLACK CADILLAC, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX

Haltered Female Junior Champion - Chaparral Gala Owned by Gabby Curtis


CLASS 20: 1. 5Y LADY’S MAN, Bar 5Y, FERRIS, TX 2. JAMISON STAR SS, Crissy Meador, TERRELL, TX CLASS 21: 1. SHOOT 4 THE MOON, CrisseiA’ne Meador, TERRELL, TX 2. SCAR 2NR, Jeremy and Tina Johnson, SAN ANTONIO, TX CLASS 22: 1. DIAMOND K WOODROW, Diamond K Livestock, LIPAN, TX 2. ANCHOR T CAPT ANCHOR MAN, Anchor T Ranch, KEMAH, TX CLASS 23: 1. CT RAIDER, George and Cindy Dennis, COUPLAND, TX 2. MYSTICAL JAWGE HARRISON, Cactus Rose Longhorns, EDNA, TX CLASS 24: 1. WINNIN’ KID, Kathy Palladini, Junction, TX 2. OL DURATOR, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX Haltered Bull Junior Champion: CT RAIDER, George and Cindy Dennis, COUPLAND, TX Haltered Bull Junior Champion Reserve: WINNIN’ KID, Kathy Palladini, Junction, TX CLASS 27: 1. JK OVER EASY, Lydia Salsbury, LEAGUE CITY, TX 2. TL REVOLT, Tanner/ Payne Partnership, STEPHENVILLE, TX CLASS 28: 1. DEJA VU SH, Chris D. & Brandi Lindsey, LAUREL, MS 2. HI 5’S SHARP SHOOTER, Randy & Catherine Morris, TUSCOLA, TX CLASS 29: 1. OL OUTPLAY, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX 2. HI 5’S THUNDERSTRUCK, Infinity Ranch Land and Cattle, BURLESON, TX Haltered Bull Senior Champion: OL OUTPLAY, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX Haltered Bull Senior Champion Reserve: DEJA VU SH, Chris D. & Brandi Lindsey, LAUREL, MS Haltered Bull Grand Champion: CT RAIDER, George and Cindy Dennis, COUPLAND, TX Haltered Bull Grand Champion Reserve: OL OUTPLAY, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX Produce of Dam: CLASS 34: 1. SAKE-SALLY, Grace Cattle Company, LLC, FORT WORTH, TX 2. SLY’S EYELINER, Shyanne McClendon, MARSHALL, TX Get of Sire: CLASS 35: 1. CLEAR PLAY, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX 2. SH DOCTOR FEEL GOOD, Grace Cattle Company, LLC, FORT WORTH, TX

Haltered Female Junior Champion Reserve - HD Samsonite’s Sammi Owned by George & Cindy Dennis


CLASS 1: 1. TP RUSTY, Russell Coffee, AUSTIN, TX 2. DISCOVERY TRADITION C P, Carla Payne, SLIDELL, TX CLASS 2: 1. LR MISS DAISY, Locke Ranch, BRISTOW, OK 2. AK ARCTIC CHAR, Coffee-Sims Partnership, AUSTIN, TX CLASS 3: 1. RHL SWEETHEART DIANN, Kenn Harding and Tammy Tiner, COLLEGE STATION, TX 2. MS ANGELS ENVY SH, John and Sandra Juarez, SANGER, TX CLASS 4: 1. 5SL LIBERTY BELLE, 5 Star Livestock, DAYTON, TX 2. SR CLOUT’S ADELE 725, Struthoff Ranch, SAN ANTONIO, TX CLASS 5: 1. DISCOVERY SALLY C P, Carla Payne, SLIDELL, TX 2. AMR FANCY FRILLS, Wilton and Carolyn Wilton, COUPLAND, TX Free Female Junior Champion: DISCOVERY SALLY C P, Carla Payne, SLIDELL, TX Free Female Junior Champion Reserve: 5SL LIBERTY BELLE, 5 Star Livestock, DAYTON, TX CLASS 8: 1. OL PLAYLIKE, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX 2. PREACH TO REXXIE C P, Carla Payne, SLIDELL, TX CLASS 9: 1. 5SL MALIBU, 5 Star Livestock, DAYTON, TX 2. SANDDOLLAR AMBROSIA, Kenn Harding and Tammy Tiner, COLLEGE STATION, TX CLASS 10: 1. SBL EMMA, Peter Grimm, TULSA, OK 2. SANDDOLLAR HIGHBROW LADY, Carla Payne, SLIDELL, TX CLASS 11: 1. OL OVERSWEET, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX 2. PRL D.J., Leroy and Mary Beth Dunsworth, STEPHENVILLE, TX Free Female Senior Champion: OL OVERSWEET, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX Free Female Senior Champion Reserve: 5SL MALIBU, 5 Star Livestock, DAYTON, TX Free Female Grand Champion: OL OVERSWEET, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX Free Female Grand Champion Reserve: 5SL MALIBU, 5 Star Livestock, DAYTON, TX CLASS 16: 1. CO GRAND SAFARI, John and Sandra Juarez, SANGER, TX 2. IRON HOT FIREBALL, Saddle Thorn Enterprises, LLC, DECATUR, TX CLASS 17: 1. TH MISS CHA-VERRO, Dennis and Judy Urbantke, SAN ANGELO, TX CLASS 19: 1. RHL ECHOS TEXAS STAR, Kenn Harding and Tammy Tiner, COLLEGE STATION, TX 2. SAKE-SALLY, Grace Cattle Company, LLC, FORT WORTH, TX

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Haltered Female Senior & Grand Champion - Diamond Q Zoey Owned by Steve, Bodie & Chad Quary

Haltered Female Senior & Grand Champion Reserve - CT Sidney Owned by Joe Tucker


Free Mature Female Champion: RHL ECHOS TEXAS STAR, Kenn Harding and Tammy Tiner, COLLEGE STATION, TX Free Mature Female Champion Reserve: TH MISS CHA-VERRO, Dennis and Judy Urbantke, SAN ANGELO, TX


CLASS 1: 1. HD IVY, Madilyn B. Schaper, BRENHAM, TX 2. REDSTAR MOONLIGHT, Alyssa Brady, RED OAK, TX CLASS 2: 1. SKH EMERALD SPLASH, Julia Salsbury, LEAGUE CITY, TX 2. SKH CONCEALED SWEETNESS, Annalisa Romero, HOUSTON, TX CLASS 3: 1. HD SAMSONITE’S SAMMI, Wyatt Reese Schaper, BRENHAM, TX 2. MW LUNA, Matthew Wallace, SUNSET, TX CLASS 3.2: 1. CHAPARRAL GALA, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX 2. ML BLUEBONNET, Michelle, Brenna & Kate Casella, SOUTHLAKE, TX CLASS 4: 1. DREAMLOVER, Hadley Morgan, BOWIE, TX 2. DIAMOND Q SANDRIANNA, Kydie Edwards, ALBANY, TX CLASS 4.2: 1. MELO SKYKNIGHT C P, Caroline Holson, GRANBURY, TX 2. REDSTAR MONKEY LA LA, Alyssa Brady, RED OAK, TX CLASS 4.3: 1. SUNRISE SELECT, Tyler Lindsey, LAUREL, MS 2. STRIKIN’ R MINNIE, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX CLASS 5: 1. TL MINNIE PEARL, Sara Jennings, ANGLETON, TX 2. HD SAMSONITE’S SABLE, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX CLASS 5.2: 1. CN SUMMERTIME SHANDY, Cade Nolen, WAXAHACHIE, TX 2. DIAMOND Q CECILIA, Clara Holson, GRANBURY, TX CLASS 5.3: 1. DIAMOND Q KYLAH, Matthew Wallace, SUNSET, TX 2. DIAMOND Q ZENA, Clara Holson, GRANBURY, TX Youth Female Junior Champion: CHAPARRAL GALA, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX Youth Female Junior Champion Reserve: HD SAMSONITE’S SAMMI, Wyatt Reese Schaper, BRENHAM, TX CLASS 8: 1. RHL STELLA, Matthew Wallace, SUNSET, TX 2. DIAMOND Q ALANA, John Kofnovec, WORTHAM, TX CLASS 8.2: 1. SUNRISE SIXTY SIX, Zaida Espinosa, SEABROOK, TX 2. HI 5’S TRIXIE, Kaycee Cooper, OAKHURST, TX CLASS 8.3: 1. OL PLAYLIKE, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX 2. CN BLACK RAVEN, Kaylee Nolen, WAXAHACHIE, TX CLASS 9: 1. MS GUINEVERE SH, Kendall Johnson, ARLINGTON, TX 2. JCG CHARLIE 1042, Matthew Wallace, SUNSET, TX CLASS 9.2: 1. CL PEPPER, Wyatt Reese Schaper, BRENHAM, TX 2. MS DUTCHESS SH, Gracyn Morgan, BOWIE, TX CLASS 10: 1. IVANKA 4/12, Hadley Morgan, BOWIE, TX 2. SANDDOLLAR HIGHBROW LADY, Savannah Donahue, DECATUR, TX CLASS 10.2: 1. TTT ROYAL RAINA, John Kofnovec, WORTHAM, TX 2. SANDDOLLAR SMOKE’N DAWN, Cooper Holland, DECATUR, TX CLASS 10.3: 1. MS SAUCY LADY SH, Tyler Lindsey, LAUREL, MS 2. SHY’S LITTLE DARLING, Shyanne McClendon, MARSHALL, TX CLASS 11: 1. CHAPARRAL MASQUERADE, Madilyn Moreland, DECATUR, TX 2. SVR CARMELLO, Annalisa Romero, HOUSTON, TX CLASS 11.2: 1. DIAMOND Q ZOEY, Caitlyn Holson, ALBANY, TX 2. CT SYDNEY, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX Youth Female Senior Champion: DIAMOND Q ZOEY, Caitlyn Holson, ALBANY, TX Youth Female Senior Champion Reserve: CT SYDNEY, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX Youth Female Grand Champion: CHAPARRAL GALA, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX Youth Female Grand Champion Reserve: HD SAMSONITE’S SAMMI, Wyatt Reese Schaper, BRENHAM, TX

Haltered Mature Female Champion - Diamond Q Delila Owned by Steve, Bodie & Chad Quary

Haltered Mature Female Champion Reserve - Black Cadillac Owned by Jackson Grace


CLASS 16: 1. MR. PEANUT, Jodie Ging, PALACIOS, TX 2. 5Y LADY’S MAN, William Coleman Yarborough, FERRIS, TX CLASS 17: 1. SHOOT 4 THE MOON, CrisseiA’ne Meador, TERRELL, TX 2. SCAR 2NR, Zaida Espinosa, SEABROOK, TX CLASS 18: 1. ANCHOR T CAPT ANCHOR MAN, Rocking M Longhorns, ARLINGTON, TX 2. JCG ABERDEEN, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX CLASS 18.2: 1. OL ADONIS, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX 2. LW 80 PROOF, Hennessy Rogers, PARADISE, TX CLASS 19: 1. CT RAIDER, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX 2. MYSTICAL JAWGE HARRISON, Jodie Ging, PALACIOS, TX CLASS 20: 1. WINNIN’ KID, Sara Jennings, ANGLETON, TX 2. OL DURATOR, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX CLASS 21: 1. JK OVER EASY, Lydia Salsbury, LEAGUE CITY, TX 2. IRON NOGGIN, Zaida Espinosa, SEABROOK, TX CLASS 21.2: 1. AMR COLUMBUS, Chloe Nichols, RED OAK, TX 2. TL REVOLT, Michelle, Brenna & Kate Casella, SOUTHLAKE, TX Youth Bull Grand Champion: ANCHOR T CAPT ANCHOR MAN, Rocking M Longhorns, ARLINGTON, TX Youth Bull Grand Champion Reserve: CT RAIDER, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX


CLASS 24: 1. HI 5’S HARLEY, Antonio Lopez, RED OAK, TX 2. SKH ON POINT, Sarah Buentello, STAFFORD, TX CLASS 25: 1. MW FREE WILLY, Matthew Wallace, SUNSET, TX 2. TH BLITZEN’S GUS, Jaelyn Young, TERRELL, TX CLASS 26: 1. MOOFASA, Antonio Lopez, RED OAK, TX 2. HYNES BULLET, Kaycee Cooper, OAKHURST, TX CLASS 26.2: 1. JCG FERDINAND, James Caden Grace, SUNSET, TX 2. CVL JSC RODEO PRINCE, Chase Hayman, HOUSTON, TX CLASS 27: 1. RCC BEAR PAW, Tanner Maddox, FERRIS, TX 2. PECOS STAR 2, Alexis Buentello, STAFFORD, TX CLASS 27.2: 1. CHAPARRAL PUDGY, Cooper Holland, DECATUR, TX 2. JTW SUPREME VOLTAGE, Paul Cinque, HOUSTON, TX Youth Steer Junior Champion: JCG FERDINAND, James Caden Grace, SUNSET, TX Youth Steer Junior Champion Reserve: MW FREE WILLY, Matthew Wallace, SUNSET, TX CLASS 30: 1. KC CHRISTMAS FERDINAND, Ronnie Council Jr., DESOTO, TX 2. CVL JSC HOMERUN HAMERMAN, Chase Hayman, HOUSTON, TX CLASS 30.2: 1. COWBOY HOUDINI, Braylin Miller, COLEMAN, TX 2. JCG JOEY, James Caden Grace, SUNSET, TX CLASS 31: 1. SKJGWKS TEAMWORK, Kyrah Schanbachler, CLEVELAND, TX 2. JCG AVENTADOR, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX CLASS 31.2: 1. RHL SUL ROSS, Matthew Wallace, SUNSET, TX 2. AUCKLAND MOON, CrisseiA’ne Meador, TERRELL, TX CLASS 32: 1. HI 5’S HANGTIME, Zaida Espinosa, SEABROOK, TX 2. BRR GUS, Hailey Roberson, PARADISE, TX CLASS 32.2: 1. JCG PRISIONER OF WAR, Matthew Wallace, SUNSET, TX 2. DUNN MIGHTY MOUSE, Kyrah Schanbachler, CLEVELAND, TX CLASS 33: 1. JCG G’DAY MATE, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX 2. AUTUMN BEATS BCB, Annalisa Romero, HOUSTON, TX CLASS 33.2: 1. RHL LONE STAR, Matthew Wallace, SUNSET, TX 2. HI 5’S POP ROCKS, John Kofnovec, WORTHAM, TX Youth Steer Senior Champion: RHL LONE STAR, Matthew Wallace, SUNSET, TX Youth Steer Senior Champion Reserve: RHL SUL ROSS, Matthew Wallace, SUNSET, TX Youth Steer Grand Champion: RHL LONE STAR, Matthew Wallace, SUNSET, TX Youth Steer Grand Champion Reserve: JCG FERDINAND, James Caden Grace, SUNSET, TX

Haltered Bull Junior & Grand Champion - CT Raider Owned by George & Cindy Dennis

Haltered Bull Senior Champion & Grand Champion Reserve - OL Outplay Owned by John Oliver


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CLASS 1: 1. ROCKY ROAD RZL, Chris and Sarah Zarsky, MARQUEZ, TX 2. SSS ABBY’S PISTOL PETE, JayCee Parsons, FORT WORTH, TX CLASS 2: 1. GRITO ECR, El Coyote Ranch, KINGSVILLE, TX 2. TTT REAL MCCOY, Cody Garcia, HICO, TX Steer Junior Champion Reserve: TTT REAL MCCOY, Cody Garcia, HICO, TX Steer Junior Champion: GRITO ECR, El Coyote Ranch, KINGSVILLE, TX CLASS 5: 1. MARSHAL DILLON ECR, El Coyote Ranch, KINGSVILLE, TX 2. STOCKTON ECR, El Coyote Ranch, KINGSVILLE, TX CLASS 6: 1. DIABLO ECR, El Coyote Ranch, KINGSVILLE, TX Steer Senior Champion: MARSHAL DILLON ECR, El Coyote Ranch, KINGSVILLE, TX Steer Senior Champion Reserve: STOCKTON ECR, El Coyote Ranch, KINGSVILLE, TX Steer Grand Champion: GRITO ECR, El Coyote Ranch, KINGSVILLE, TX Steer Grand Champion Reserve: MARSHAL DILLON ECR, El Coyote Ranch, KINGSVILLE, TX


HALTERED MINIATURE HEIFERS: 1. BL LIBERTY BELLE, Briarwood Longhorns, BLUE RIDGE, TX 2. 2M MINI TWISTER, Briarwood Longhorns, BLUE RIDGE, TX HALTERED MINIATURE COWS: 1. SS MINI PRINCESS PATTI, Dave & Althea Sullivan, CELINA, TX 2. SS MINI TRIPS, Dave & Althea Sullivan, CELINA, TX Miniature Female Grand Champion: SS MINI PRINCESS PATTI, Dave & Althea Sullivan, CELINA, TX Miniature Female Reserve Grand Champion: BL LIBERTY BELLE, Briarwood Longhorns, BLUE RIDGE, TX

Haltered Bull Junior Champion Reserve - Winnin’ Kid Owned by Kathy Palladini

HALTERED MINIATURE BULLS: 1. LRML JESSE JAMES, Rebecca Gilbert, SOMERSET, TX 2. CHIEF GUNNISON, Mary Mann, DAVIS, OK Miniature Bull Grand Champion: LRML JESSE JAMES, Rebecca Gilbert, SOMERSET, TX Miniature Bull Reserve Grand Champion: CHIEF GUNNISON, Mary Mann, DAVIS, OK HALTERED MINIATURE STEERS: 1. LRML FIREBALL, Rebecca Gilbert, SOMERSET, TX Miniature Steer Grand Champion: LRML FIREBALL, Rebecca Gilbert, SOMERSET, TX


FREE MINIATURE HEIFERS: 1. 2M LUCKY CHARM, Mary Mann, DAVIS, OK 2. JR RODEO GENANNE GIRL, Mary Mann, DAVIS, OK FREE MINIATURE COWS: 1. LRML VELVET’S LEGACY, Rebecca Gilbert, SOMERSET, TX 2. SS MINI TRIPS , Dave & Althea Sullivan, CELINA, TX Miniature Female Grand Champion: LRML VELVET’S LEGACY, Rebecca Gilbert, SOMERSET, TX Miniature Female Reserve Grand Champion: SS MINI TRIPS, Dave & Althea Sullivan, CELINA, TX

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Haltered Bull Senior Champion Reserve - Deja Vu SH Owned by Cris & Brandi Lindsey

Produce of Dam - Sake-Sally Owned by Grace Cattle Company

Youth Female Junior & Grand Champion - Chaparral Gala Shown by Gabby Curtis

Youth Female Junior Champion Reserve and Grand Champion Reserve HD Samsonite’s Sammi Shown by Wyatt Reese Schaper

Youth Female Senior Champion - Diamond Q Zoey Shown by Caitlyn Holson

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Youth Female Senior Champion Reserve - CT Sidney Shown by Gabby Curtis

Youth Bull Grand Champion - Anchor T Capt Anchor Man Shown by Rocking M Longhorns

Youth Bull Grand Champion Reserve - CT Raider Shown by Gabby Curtis

Youth Senior & Grand Champion Steer - RHL Lonestar Shown by Matthew Wallace

Youth Junior Champion & Grand Champion Reserve Steer - JCG Ferdinand Shown by James Caden Grace

Youth Steer Senior Champion Reserve - RHL Sul Ross Shown by Matthew Wallace

Youth Steer Junior Champion Reserve - MW Free Willy Shown by Matthew Wallace

Haltered Miniature Female Grand Champion - SS Mini Princess Patti Owned by Dave & Althea Sullivan


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Haltered Miniature Female Grand Champion Reserve - BL Liberty Belle Owned by Briarwood Longhorns

Haltered Miniature Bull Grand Champion Reserve - Chief Gunnison Owned by Mary Mann

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Haltered Miniature Bull Grand Champion - LRML Jesse James Owned by Rebecca Gilbert

Haltered Miniature Steer Grand Champion - LRML Fireball Owned by Rebecca Gilbert



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Texas Longhorn Breeders of Tomorrow - Hall of Fame Points JUNIOR James Caden Grace of SUNSET, TX............................ 3700 Colton Wood of DECATUR, TX...................................... 3230 Alyssa Brady of RED OAK, TX......................................... 2765 Ty Anders of CRAWFORD, NE..........................................1730 Hennessy Rogers of PARADISE, TX.............................. 1660 Braylin Miller of COLEMAN, TX.......................................1565 Dylaney Rose Georges of ROCA, NE.......................... 1330 Eisley McCullough of BEAUMONT, TX.........................1185 Leif McCullough of BEAUMONT, TX............................. 1110 Wyleigh Oliver of MALAKOFF, TX...................................1100

James Caden Grace - 3,700


Allison D. Lowrie of RHOME, TX.................................... 4155 Oran Chambliss of CROWLEY, TX.................................2835 Chance Kearney of EVANS, WA.....................................2765 Evelyn Sabio of BOYD, TX............................................... 2680 Madilyn Moreland of DECATUR, TX............................. 2480 Justin Sabio, Jr. of BOYD, TX..........................................2435 Tyler Lindsey of LAUREL, MS.......................................... 2300 Rylee Yarborough of FERRIS, TX................................... 2145 John Kofnovec of WORTHAM, TX................................. 1740 Hailey Roberson of PARADISE, TX................................. 1730

Allison Lowrie - 4,155

TEEN Jackson Grace of SUNSET, TX........................................6235 Gabby Curtis of LANCASTER, TX....................................5495 Jacob Daniel Lowrie of RHOME, TX........................... 5380 Clarice Francis of ANGLETON, TX................................. 3165 Sara Jennings of ANGLETON, TX................................... 2415 Kyrah Schanbachler of CLEVELAND, TX.....................2205 Shyanne McClendon of MARSHALL, TX......................2105 Dalli Anders of CRAWFORD, NE.....................................1905 Chamelia Ray of ARLINGTON, TX..................................1865 Joe Chapman of GUSTINE, TX.......................................1840

Jackson Grace - 6,235

SENIOR Lainey Lampier of MALAKOFF, TX................................. 6070 Matthew Wallace of SUNSET, TX.................................. 5605 Joseph Gerlach of DECATUR, TX.................................. 5165 Jodie Ging of PALACIOS, TX............................................ 5155 Skyler Joachimi of HOUSTON, TX............................... 4230 Zaida Espinosa of SEABROOK, TX................................. 4135 Chase Hayman of HOUSTON, TX..................................3355 Sierra Wood of LEANDER, TX..........................................3350 William Coleman Yarborough of FERRIS, TX................. 3065 Annalisa Romero of HOUSTON, TX..............................3055 26 | August 2018

Lainey Lampier - 6,070



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Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America

Hall of Fame Points



1 - CHAPARRAL GALA........................................................628 pts. owned by Gabby Curtis of LANCASTER, TX 2 - CT SYDNEY.................................................................... 310 pts. owned by Joe Tucker of PARADISE, TX 3 - DIAMOND Q SONORA................................................256 pts. owned by John Oliver of MALAKOFF, TX 4 - SUNRISE SELECT..........................................................254 pts. owned by David & Deborah Lindsey of LAUREL, MS 5 - MS SAUCY LADY SH.....................................................265 pts. owned by Chris D. & Brandi Lindsey of LAUREL, MS 6 - FCL BLACK EYED GYPSY............................................ 257 pts. owned by Fossil Creek Longhorns of GREELEY, CO 7 - K-T SKITTLES................................................................. 337 pts. owned by Rocking K Bar T Ranch of EVANS, WA 8 - DIAMOND Q ZOEY......................................................204 pts. owned by Steve, Bodie & Chad Quary of PRAGUE, OK 9 - JCG SWEET CAROLINE............................................... 231 pts. owned by Grace Cattle Company, LLC of FORT WORTH, TX 10 - DIXIELAND DELIGHT 72........................................... 184 pts. owned by Toby Johnson of BIG HORN, WY

1 - OL OVERSWEET............................................................ 313 pts. owned by John Oliver of MALAKOFF, TX 2 - DV TIGER LILY...............................................................208 pts. owned by Del Vic Farms of SCRIBNER, NE 3 - 5SL MALIBU................................................................... 184 pts. owned by 5 Star Livestock of DAYTON, TX 4 - SBL EMMA..................................................................... 174 pts. owned by Peter Grimm of TULSA, OK 5 - DISCOVERY SALLY C P................................................ 169 pts. owned by Carla Payne of SLIDELL, TX 6 - SW LADY LAUREN........................................................ 154 pts. owned by Sharron Wiens of KENNEWICK, WA 7 - BE MELO C P.................................................................141 pts. owned by Carla Payne of SLIDELL, TX 8 - ENR MS OLIVIA..............................................................141 pts. owned by Ben and Ilse Myren of COLVILLE, WA 9 - WINDY POINT PAOLA JAMIN.................................... 128 pts. owned by Ronald C. or Lana K. Pearson of FOWLER, CO 10 - 5SL LIBERTY BELLE.................................................... 104 pts. owned by 5 Star Livestock of DAYTON, TX



1 - BLACK CADILLAC.........................................................305 pts. owned by Jackson Grace of SUNSET, TX 2 - BLACK PEARL 82..........................................................240 pts. owned by Rocking K Bar T Ranch of EVANS, WA 3 - DIAMOND Q DELILA.................................................... 231 pts. owned by Steve, Bodie & Chad Quary of PRAGUE, OK 4 - FCL KEROSENE.............................................................226 pts. owned by Fossil Creek Longhorns of GREELEY, CO 5 - FCL GYPSY QUEEN.......................................................211 pts. owned by Fossil Creek Longhorns of GREELEY, CO 6 - ECR SPICY RANGERETTE........................................... 198 pts. owned by JR Richardson Ranch of GRANDVIEW, TX 7 - K-T AUTUMN................................................................. 195 pts. owned by Rocking K Bar T Ranch of EVANS, WA 8 - BZB STOMPIN' HONEY............................................... 186 pts. owned by Brown's Longhorns of SAN ANTONIO, TX 9 - PK'S DARQUE ANGEL.................................................. 126 pts. owned by Guthrie Creek Longhorn Cattle of DECATUR, TX 10 - JP WAR HYMN............................................................ 125 pts. owned by Grace Cattle Company, LLC of FORT WORTH, TX

1 - TH MISS CHA-VERRO.................................................. 199 pts. owned by Dennis and Judy Urbantke of SAN ANGELO, TX 2 - SALTILLO OUTBACK ZANIA20................................... 167 pts. owned by Damrow Longhorns of ROCA, NE 3 - RHL ECHOS TEXAS STAR............................................ 163 pts. owned by Kenn Harding & Tammy Tiner of COLLEGE STATION, TX 4 - SALTILLO CG 305..........................................................131 pts. owned by Damrow Longhorns of ROCA, NE 5 - THB TEXA'S MERLOT....................................................121 pts. owned by Two Heart Bar Ranch of PLAINS, MT 6 - IRON HOT FIREBALL....................................................112 pts. owned by Saddle Thorn Enterprises, LLC of DECATUR, TX 7 - CO GRAND SAFARI...................................................... 110 pts. owned by John and Sandra Juarez of SANGER, TX 8 - SW IZZABELLA.............................................................. 109 pts. owned by Sharron Wiens of KENNEWICK, WA 9 - CR MAGIC GLOW......................................................... 104 pts. owned by Two Heart Bar Ranch of PLAINS, MT 10 - WINDY POINT PENELOPE.......................................... 96 pts. owned by Ronald C. or Lana K. Pearson of FOWLER, CO


1 - DEJA VU SH...................................................................470 pts. owned by Chris D. & Brandi Lindsey of LAUREL, MS 2 - OL OUTPLAY.................................................................467 pts. owned by John Oliver of MALAKOFF, TX 3 - WINNIN' KID..................................................................433 pts. owned by Kathy Palladini of Junction, TX 4 - CT RAIDER..................................................................... 374 pts. owned by George and Cindy Dennis of COUPLAND, TX 5 - K-T MR. JINGLES..........................................................280 pts. owned by Rocking K Bar T Ranch of EVANS, WA 28 | August 2018

6 - SALTILLO AGIE UP 67..................................................260 pts. owned by Damrow Longhorns of ROCA, NE 7 - ANDERS MAPLE RANGER........................................... 252 pts. owned by Art Anders of CRAWFORD, NE 8 - 100 PROOF....................................................................211 pts. owned by Toby Johnson of BIG HORN, WY 9 - OL QUICKPLAY............................................................. 187 pts. owned by John Oliver of MALAKOFF, TX 10 - NUGGET 2/17............................................................. 179 pts. owned by Sharron Wiens of KENNEWICK, WA



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2018 Texas Gold Futurity Results FEMALES Animal Owner Place Score D.O.B. CLASS 1 - FEMALES BORN SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER 2017 1 213 9/6/17 SR Clout’s Ellie 796 Struthoff Ranch 2 207 9/23/17 CK 50 Shades of Desiree Brett & Teresa Krause CLASS 2 - FEMALES BORN JULY - AUGUST 2017 1 215 8/8/17 SKH Emerald Splash Stephen & Kim Head 2 210.5 8/24/17 SR Clout’s Karis 792 Struthoff Ranch 3 210 7/16/17 JCG Storm Grace Cattle Co. CLASS 3 - FEMALES BORN MAY - JUNE 2017 1 212 5/4/17 Izzie Ten Bar Chris Lindsey 2 209 6/12/17 Sarcee Pretty Fox Bruce & Connie Ollive 3 207.5 6/26/17 Sarcee Fox In The Sky Bruce & Connie Ollive CLASS 4 - FEMALES BORN MARCH - APRIL 2017 1 216 4/5/17 CK Buzz N Bee Happy Brett & Teresa Krause 2 215.5 4/1/17 SR Clout’s Adele 725 Struthoff Ranch 3 215 3/21/17 Red Star Monkey La La Doug & Deborah Burkham 4 212 3/25/17 PLR JuJu Bella Catherine Morris 5 208 4/9/17 RCC Rosie Resolute Cattle Company 6 206 3/10/17 Sunrise Select Chris Lindsey 7 205 3/27/17 Sweetgrass Cowgirl CPL Kim Nikodym CLASS 5 - FEMALES BORN JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2017 1 213 1/6/17 Diamond Q Clorinda Grace Cattle Co. 2 208 1/8/17 Discovery Sally C P Carla Jo Payne CLASS 6 - FEMALES BORN SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER 2016 1 210.5 9/4/16 SR 007’s Sunny Hermes 662 Struthoff Ranch 2 207.5 9/16/16 CK Hidden Jen Brett & Teresa Krause 3 206 10/5/16 Hi 5’s Trixie Kaycee Cooper 4 205 9/12/16 Cookies and Cream RZL Chris & Sarah Zarsky Kenn Harding & Tommy Tiner 5 204 12/4/16 RHL Stella 5 204 11/22/16 Dauntless 4 Eyes Dauntless Longhorns 7 203 11/15/16 Merry Kettle Kim Pavlas 7 203 9/8/16 Apple Blossom TP Phillips Longhorns CLASS 7 - FEMALES BORN MAY - AUGUST 2016 1 213 8/24/16 Sarcee Rowdy Rio Gal Bruce & Connie Ollive 2 210 6/26/16 SR 007’s Latta Chanel 633 Struthoff Ranch 3 208 5/16/16 Dauntless Kill Cutely Dauntless Longhorns 4 207 5/21/16 C L Pepper George & Cindy Dennis CLASS 8 - FEMALES BORN JANUARY - APRIL 2016 1 215.5 2/20/16 CF Crystal Find Clarice Francis 2 212.5 4/20/16 JCG Sweet Caroline Grace Cattle Co. 3 210 4/19/16 Sanddollar Highbrow Lady Carla Jo Payne 3 210 1/14/16 TP Delta Dawn 116 Bob Coffee 5 207 4/17/16 JR Rockie Rockdale JR Richardson Ranch 5 207 2/14/16 RB Reecie Pieces Kathey Bruner 7 206.5 2/9/16 Dauntless Roaming Catholic Dauntless Longhorns 8 206 3/10/16 WS Fairy Tale Blake Fanning

Class 1, 6, 11, 15 winners Struthoff Ranch

Class 2 winners Kim & Stephen Head

Class 3 winner Chris Lindsey

Class 4 & 14 winners Teresa & Brett Krause


CK Buzz N Bee Happy



Class 5 winner Grace Cattle Co.

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Class 7 & 17 winner Connie Ollive (left) with Kim Nikodym


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Class 8 winner Clarice Francis

Class 12 winner Crissei A’ne Meador

BULLS D.O.B. Animal Owner CLASS 11 - BULLS BORN SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER 2017 211.5 10/22/17 SR Lexington 7118 Struthoff Ranch 209 12/10/17 Cosmo Cowboy Braylin Miller 207 10/30/17 Mr. Peanut Jodie Ging 203 10/17/17 SR Turf King 7109 Struthoff Ranch 201 10/1/17 CK Lots of Buzz Brett & Teresa Krause CLASS 12 - BULLS BORN JULY - AUGUST 2017 208 7/1/17 Shoot 4 The Moon Crissei A’ne Meador 206 7/27/17 CK Rio Red Brett & Teresa Krause CLASS 13 - BULLS BORN MAY - JUNE 2017 214 5/14/17 Ol Adonis John Oliver 210.5 5/13/17 Hubbell’s Jermiah 29:11 Dale Metz/FHR Longhorns 208 5/1/17 SR AJ Lane Meador CLASS 14 - BULLS BORN MARCH - APRIL 2017 212.5 4/16/17 CK Happy Easter Brett & Teresa Krause 210 4/13/17 Caliente Jake Jill Walkinshaw 207.5 4/1/17 Mystical Jawge Harrison Danny & Marrilou Russell 206 4/15/17 RSR Easton Ingrid Huang CLASS 15 - BULLS BORN JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2017 211 1/4/17 SR Doubleshot 700 Struthoff Ranch 208.5 2/7/17 Winnin’ Kid Kathy Palladini 207 1/19/17 HPBT The Ernest Way Hacienda PBT, LLC CLASS 16 - BULLS BORN SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER 2016 212.5 10/10/16 AMR Columbus Wilton & Carolyn Wilton 206 11/22/16 Sarcee Painted Dancer Bruce & Connie Ollive 205 10/10/16 TL Revolt Tanner/ Payne Partnership CLASS 17 - BULLS BORN MAY - AUGUST 2016 214 5/24/16 Sarcee Dueces Wild Bruce & Connie Ollive 209 5/1/16 Déjà vu SH Chris Lindsey 205 8/14/16 PCC RunAway Grey Kim Nikodym 205 6/30/36 Benjamin Blackfoot Blake Fanning 205 5/3/16 JR Hawkeye Brandon JR Richardson Ranch 203 5/23/16 Hi 5’s Heatwave Billy & Kim Cooper 201 7/28/16 General Lee Texa 167 Kim Nikodym CLASS 18 - FEMALES BORN JANUARY - APRIL 2016 216.5 1/9/16 OL Outplay John Oliver 211 1/15/16 Hi 5’s Thunder Struck Brittany Cook

Class 13, 18 winner John Oliver


Class 16 winner Carolyn Wilton

Carla Payne took 2nd place in Class 5 and 3rd place in Class 8

Photos by Shooting J Photography / Johnna Williams and TLBAA / Trace Neal

Doug, Deborah & Alyssa Burkham came in 4th in class 4

Braylin Miller took second in Class 11 and Bob Coffe tied for third in Class 8 Kaycee Cooper took 3rd place in Class 6


OL Outplay


Sarcee Dueces Wild


Futurity judges John Parmley, James Wilkins, Steve Quary, Curtis Ohlendorf & Chase Vasut

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TLBAA World Expo

More Memories, More Fun!

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TLBAA World Expo

2018 TLBT National Youth Show Participants




Junior: 1st Cade Nolen (center), 2nd Waverly McCauley, 3rd Weston Parks

Junior: 1st Braylin Miller, 2nd Colton Wood (right), 3rd Caden Grace

Junior: 1st Cade Nolen (center), 2nd Kacee Cooper, 3rd Mayli Moreland

Intermediate: 1st Kaylee Nolen (center), 2nd Aaliyah Haslip (left), 3rd Rylee Yarborough

Intermediate: 1st Allison Lowrie (left), 2nd John Kofnovec (not pictured), 3rd Kayleigh McGrath

Intermediate: 1st Madi Moreland, 2nd John Kofnovec, 3rd Aaliyah Haslip (not pictured)

Teen: 1st Sara Jennings (center), 2nd Julia Salsbury, 3rd Jacob Lowrie

Teen: 1st Jacob Lowrie (center), 2nd Gabby Curtis (left), 3rd Kyrah Schanbachler

Teen: 1st Sara Jennings (center), 2nd Julia Salsbury, 3rd Antonio Lopez

Senior: 1st Lydia Salsbury (center), 2nd Joseph Gerlach, 3rd Jodie Ging

Senior: 1st Jenna Haney (not pictured), 2nd Matthew Wallace (left), 3rd Joseph Gerlach

Senior: 1st Chase Hayworth (right), 2nd Jodie Ging, 3rd Matthew Wallace

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(Back row, l-r) Lainey Lampier - Vice President Clara Holson, Secretary, Jacob Lowrie - Treasurer, Coleman Yarborough, Senior Director, Tanner Maddox - Senior Director (Middle row, l-r) Gabby Curtis - President, Rylee Yarborough - Teen Director, Madilyn (Madi) Moreland - Intermediate Director, Oran Chambliss, Reporter, Jackson Grace - Parliamentarian, Allison Lowrie - Intermediate Director, Ashlyn Holson - Teen Director (Front row, l-r) Caden Grace - Junior Director, Colton Wood - Junior Director


Junior: 1st Cade Nolen (center), 2nd Madilyn Schaper (not pictured), 3rd Braylin Miller


PEE WEE 1. Just A Bite - Mason Wilder Smith

JUNIOR 1. Swarm - Colton Wood 2. Rosey Sunset - Braylin Miller 3. I Just Made a Splash - Cole Robertson

INTERMEDIATE 1. Kayleigh McGrath 2. Sunflower - Madilyn Moreland (left) 3. Peek A Boo - Allison Lowrie

TEEN 1. Barrel Cactus - Gaby Curtis 2. Make a Splash at Lake Granbury - Kyrah Schambachler (Not pictured) 3. Windmill Sunset - Crissei A’ne Meador

SENIOR 1. “Hello There” - Joseph Gerlach 2. Chloe Nichols 3. Chloe Nichols

ADULT 1. Time to Reflect - Michelle Smith 2. Present Beauty, Past Memories - Daniel Harabis (Not pictured) 3. Rest Before Storm - Daniel Harabis

Intermediate: 1st Madi Moreland (center), 2nd Ashlyn Holson (right), 3rd Caroline Holson

Teen: 1st Wyatt Schaper, 2nd CrisseiA’ne Meador (right), 3rd Gabby Curtis (left)

Senior: 1st Kendall Johnson (center) , 2nd Cooper Holland (left) , 3rd Lainey Lampier

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Matthew Wallace, Skylar Vasil, Lydia Salsbury, Cason Rangel, Kelli Jones, Cooper Holland

Matthew Wallace MW LUNA Purchased by John Oliver


Oliver Longhorns Show Team (l-r): Tucker Oliver, John Oliver, Lainey Lampier, Mark Oliver, Wyleigh Oliver



Brenda Oliver

Herdsmanship Award: Taylor, Cody & John Himmelreich


Oliver Longhorns (l-r): Tucker, John, Brenda, Jenae, Mark and Wyleigh Oliver

Trophy Steer Judges Deb Lesyk, Russell Hooks and Jason Christa

a huge thank you to the world show committee, to all the participants, the judges, members and volunteers that helped make this event a success.

We could not have done it without you! —the TLBAA Staff 36 | August 2018



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By Myra Basham

Longhorn Events Provide Marketing Opportunities No Longhorn event is too small to provide affordable opportunities to market your program, no matter the market(s) you intend to target. From field days to fairs and sales to futurities, there is ample opportunity to expose others to the program you are working so hard to build. The easiest and cheapest thing to do? Show up! While participating in the event garners more exposure, simply being there and talking to people is a great first step and something that can be done by everyone. Time spent around the barns or arena striking up conversation can pay off in locating potential future customers. Longhorn breeders love getting to know one another.

barn visitors who are curious about the breed. Shows are a great place for exposing Longhorns to potential new owners. Check into shows in your area. If you do not have the time or desire to halter-break and show animals, let a youth do it for you. Many young people want the opportunity to show but do not have the resources to own or house a Longhorn. There are also non-haltered classes where the animals do not have to be halter broken. Entry fees and requirements vary, but the rewards are great. Another way to compete with animals more naturally is the futurity. These animals are not haltered and most come in straight out of the pasture (unless it is held in conjunction with a show). These competitions are a good indicator of how your animals stack up against others in the marketplace and can help show you where your program needs to improve. It also lets others see what your program is producing and spark interest. The Horn Showcase combines a horn measuring contest, futurity and a bull and donor cow spotlight to give exposure at a major event. It is the only place for people to gain official horn measurements and also brings together a large group of breeders and outside media and spectators as well. Sales bring in a crowd that you No matter the event, the pens your animals are in are usually available for free adknow are interested in purchasing vertising space. Small banners, flyers in plastic sleeves, and posters can all be easily Longhorns. While consigning is the attached with zip ties. obvious use of a sale to market cattle, there are other ways to benefit even if you are not parMeeting you and hearing about your program will put ticipating. Consignment fees vary from sale to sale, and your name in their mind so they will recognize it if you there is usually a percentage commission to pay as well. consign or compete in future events. Take the opportunity to speak with folks who are Add that to travel expenses and you want to make sure looking at the breed for the first time as well. Simply you bring the best animal you can to justify costs. But educate them as to what drew you to the Texas Longthere are other ways to take advantage of this avenue. horn and let them ask questions. If they decide to take If you participate in one of these events, take advanthe next step to ownership, they often reach out to the tage of your stall space. Flyers can be printed off of your person who first introduced them to Longhorns. home computer or sourced very cheaply. Give more inThe most basic, cheapest form of marketing is the formation about your breeding program. Show off gebusiness card and should be with you everywhere you netics behind the animals represented. Have offspring go. The scenarios above all cry out for you to hand those photos up if it is an older animal. Pedigrees can be disinterested your card so they can contact you later. Cards played. You can even tack an envelope up for extra copcan even be printed at home on pre-perforated sheets ies of business cards or flyers to be taken by passersby. of card stock using your home computer and printer. Some shows allow you to purchase an extra stall to have Small quantity basic business cards can be found for a full exhibit set up for your program. under $10, more if you choose better stock or get help Participating or not, most events offer vendor space. with a more professional design. Prices can vary dramatically, but most Longhorn events Participate. While this is not always cheap, it is inhave a reasonable cost to draw in vendors. Yes, your valuable in showing other people what you are raising. breeding program does qualify as a “vendor�. A simple Depending on the event, there may be spectators and table set up with a drape can included a laptop or tv with 38 | August 2018


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Class 1 Females October 2017 (TTT only)

Class 32 Bulls October 2017 (TTT only)

Class 62 Steers Oct. 2016-Jan. 2014

Class 2 Females September 2017 (TTT only)

Class 33 Bulls September 2017 (TTT only)

Class 63 Steers 2013-2011

Class 3 Females August 2017 (TTT only)

Class 34 Bulls August 2017 (TTT only)

Class 64 Steers 2010 and older

Class 4 Females July 2017 (TTT only)

Class 35 Bulls July 2017 (TTT only)

Class 5 Females June 2017 (TTT only)

Class 36 Bulls June 2017 (TTT only)

Class 6 Females May 2017 (TTT only)

Class 37 Bulls May 2017 (TTT only)

Class 7 Females April 2017

Class 38 Bulls April 2017

Class 8 Females March 2017

Class 39 Bulls March 2017

Class 9 Females February 2017

Class 40 Bulls February 2017

Class 10 Females January 2017

Class 41 Bulls January 2017

Class 11 Females December 2016

Class 42 Bulls December 2016

Class 12 Females November 2016

Class 43 Bulls November 2016

Class 13 Females September-October 2016

Class 44 Bulls September-October 2016

Class 14 Females July-August 2016

Class 45 Bulls July-August 2016

Class 15 Females May-June 2016

Class 46 Bulls May-June 2016

Class 16 Females March-April 2016

Class 47 Bulls March-April 2016

Class 17 Females January-February 2016

Class 48 Bulls January-February 2016

Class 18 Females October-December 2015

Class 49 Bulls October-December 2015

Class 19 Females July-September 2015

Class 50 Bulls July-September 2015

Class 20 Females April-June 2015

Class 51 Bulls April-June 2015

Class 21 Females January-March 2015

Class 52 Bulls January-March 2015

Class 22 Females September-December 2014 Class 53 Bulls July-December 2014

TWISTY Class 59 Females Twisty Horn Oct. 2016-Jan. 2014 Class 60 Females Twisty Horn 2013-2011 Class 61 Females Twisty Horn 2010 and older

FUTURITY CLASSES FEMALES Class 1 September - October 2017 Class 2 July - August 2017 Class 3 May - June 2017  Class 4 March - April 2017 Class 5 January - February 2017  Class 6 September - December 2016 Class 7 May - August 2016 Class 8 January - April 2016 Class 9 Born 2015 - 2014 Class 10 Born 2013 & Before

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Class 54 Bulls January-June 2014


Class 24 Females January-April 2014

Class 55 Bulls 2013

Class 1 September - October 2017

Class 25 Females July-December 2013

Class 56 Bulls 2012-2011

Class 2 July - August 2017

Class 26 Females January-June 2013

Class 57 Bulls 2010-2008

Class 3 May - June 2017

Class 27 Females 2012

Class 58 Bulls 2007 and older

Class 4 March - April 2017

Class 28 Females 2011-2010

Class 5 January - February 2017

Class 29 Females 2009-2007

Class 6 September - December 2016

Class 30 Females 2006-2003

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Marketing - continued from pg. 38 a looping video of your Longhorns. People like to see the animals in their natural setting and learn more about you and your program. You can have flyers and cards available as well as a small takeaway gift such as a pen, candy, or keychain – inexpensive but memorable. While some people may be reluctant to approach you while you’re busy at the stall area, they know you are ready to discuss Longhorns when you are at an exhibit area. Becoming a sponsor at any type of event automatically gets you exposure at that event, usually over the loudspeaker and in the program book at a minimum. If it is an affiliate or association show, that exposure can broaden out into mentions on web sites, publications and social media. If the event is large enough there may even be outside media coverage. Everything mentioned so far is a form of advertising, but there will also be paid print advertising opportunities as well. Show programs and catalogs often offer advertising spots at very reasonable rates and will often build the ad for you. Trails magazine and other publications can serve as a resource to let people know they can find you at an event and showcase any animals participating. Publications take advanced planning, as their ad deadlines are usually at least a month out from the publication month – for example, if you want to advertise in September the ad deadline could be anywhere from July 1st to August 1st. E-blasts, whether sent out by the association or oth-

ers are a direct way to reach a targeted audience and let them know you’re participating and invite people to visit with you during the event. Inquire as to whether there will be a graphic or a link that will allow you to post it to your own social media. Costs can vary, but Trails offers e-blasts from $70-$95. If you contact someone about marketing via e-blast, always ask if it includes any form of social media exposure as well. For example, our eblasts automatically post to the association Facebook page and go out as a tweet from the TLBAA.

no matter how basic, marketing is essential to attract buyers for your cattle. Social media such as Facebook, Twitter and even Instagram can quickly let people who follow you know that you’ll be at an event. Encourage folks to come visit with you. You can even put a mention on the front page of your website so any traffic from people curious about the breed know they could meet you and see the event as well. Everyone is in a different place with their program and their budget. That means there is not a one-sizefits-all solution to marketing. Start with the basics and then venture out into avenues that are effective for you and bring good return on investment. No matter how good your program is, people have to know about it to be interested.

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Longhorn Beef

Beef Committee Report on 2018 Survey Earlier this year, the TLBAA Beef Committee developed a set of survey questions to help identify key data points to find the current and potential growth of producers, buyers, availability of supply and markets. The survey was sent out via email with the E-Blast service from the association and links were shared through social media pages associated with Longhorn breeders and was open to the public for 15 days. At the time of this writing there were a total of 200 responses with 168 fully completing the survey, and 32 partially answered.

Breeder/Producer A surprising result emerged in showing the number of years Longhorn breeders have been in the Longhorn industry. The current understanding was that the majority of breeders will last less than 5 years in the industry before having to change breeds due to lack of revenue, health, or financial situation.  The survey shows an even spread of breeders across the years of breeding, with most of the responses being in the industry over 11 years (42% / 83 responses), followed by new breeders (32% / 63 responses), and the fewest was the intermediate which spanned between 5-10 years breeding Longhorns (25% / 51 responses).   These results show that the initial belief that the majority of breeders only last the first four years was false, but there is concern that the retention rate for 5-10 years is too low.  New ideas for retention of these breeders in this year range must be found to continue to have health of the entire Longhorn herd.

Longhorn Processing We also saw a high percentage rate of breeders who have sent animals to be processed, far higher than anyone expected (68% / 133 out of 196). Granted, we can infer that most of the people who responded to the survey were already vested in some sort of beef program, but this can be counteracted by those who stated they were planning to send at least one animal to be processed in the near future (16%/31 out of 196 responses). The results of the survey show there is a market for an association beef program in the Longhorn industry.  According to the survey, 42% (82 out of 194 responses) stated that they already have some sort of beef program in their breeding stock.   When the question was asked to breeders if they have ever considered sending cull longhorns to be processed to help make a new revenue stream, we saw many said yes (46% / 90 responses out of 194), showing that there is a potential growth of beef producers in the Longhorn industry. With this potential growth available and the number of breeders already in some sort of beef program, there is a great revenue potential for a full beef program that can be self sustained in the industry.

Education The beef committee knew coming into this project that there was a lack of education when it came to Longhorns and the beef industry. With that in mind, we simply asked what avenues of education would best suit the needs of the beef producer. With several options given, there was a small difference between the two top answers.  The top avenue given was education through articles (41% / 63 out of 155 responses) and Webinars (34% / 52 out of 155 responses). After these top two followed: Seminars (17% / 26 out of 155 responses), and Call in representative (9% / 14 out of 155 responses).  With the Trails already having a certain amount of articles a year geared toward beef pro-

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duction, these results show that breeders are reading them and that it might be time for the beef committee to do more research on how and who to task for new articles to be published with new topics. The committee also presented the members with a simple open-ended question asking what barriers have they faced attempting to start a beef program. As expected there were many different answers given, but there was a couple alarming trends that showed up.  Many responses had to do with finding processing facilities or the thought that there were none that allowed Longhorns. This of course is untrue. While there are some that might not be able to take animals with long horns due to the working equipment that have, a majority of processors would work with the producer to find ways to work with them in their processing efforts. There were also several responses stating a lack of USDA facilities around their area. The education of producers can assist with the knowledge that not all facilities are USDA and that the producer does not have to use a USDA facility to process their meat. In actuality, only a small number of large beef producers would require the need for an USDA facility, a vast majority of producers would need a state certified.   The second trend showing was the response of having too small of a Longhorn herd. A beef program can be one or two head a year to be processed. It is recommended to start this small the first year to help learn all the rules that govern the beef industry. This lack of knowledge showcased the need for more educational resources to producers and breeders to help grow a healthy beef program.

Beef Supply The beef committee has been made aware of past attempts made by several beef producers who have attempted to make contracts with large beef buyers and had to cancel contracts due to lack of supply. Everyone on the committee agrees there is not an efficient supply of Longhorns ready for any large beef demand. We do realize that there should be a sufficient amount for several small buyers or direct to customer buyers. According to the survey, currently 58% (106 out of 183 responses) stated that they send between 1-10 head a year to be processed.   With the majority of producers fitting in that range, 29% (53 out of 183 responses) stating they do not currently send any animals to be processed.  The ranges came in as follows: 11-20 head per year (8% / 15 out of 183 responses), 21-60 head per year (3% / 5 out of 183 responses) and finally 60-above head per year (2% / 4 out of 183 responses).  These numbers show that a there is currently an adequate supply of Longhorn beef in the market for current demand. When it comes to future supply, the number increase shows great support for future contracts with small buyers and space for an adequate future revenue for a na-


Submitted By The Beef Committee tional beef program. From the survey we see all numbers increasing with breeders saying they will not send any to be processed going down. We see the biggest jump in the 11-20 head per year range coming from 8% to 18% (33 out of 181 responses).  The 1-10 head per year range followed up with a jump from 58% to 63% (114 out of 181 responses). Both the 21-60 head per year range and 61-above head per year range went up slightly to both 5%. While the amount of people stating they are not sending any head to be processed went down from 29% to 9% (16 out of 181 responses).  While these are just expected numbers for the future it still shows great hope of growth in the Longhorn beef industry.

Marketing The Longhorn Beef Committee has made one of its goals this year to assist the local producer with marketing on a national level through many different avenues such as partnerships with national campaigns, discounts with industry related products/licenses, and new avenues to advertise the benefits of eating Longhorn beef as well as the benefits of adding Longhorn cattle to commercial beef herds. With that goal in mind some much needed data points were needed, something that had not been gathered before in the Longhorn industry. With all the associated fees that accompany an animal when it is sent out to be processed, the committee wanted to see what the average Longhorn breeder/producer spends on marketing. 72% (108 out of 149 responses) of breeder/producers stated they budget $0-$500 on marketing a year. When considering the cost of fees at sale, transportation, any license required for sale and advertisements this price range is rather low. With the current survey it could not be determined if the reason behind this high number of breeder/producers using this low number was due to lack of education on marketing techniques, financial restraints or just due to the small number of head that would be sent to be processed during a year. The next level, $501-$1500 range, was at 13% (20 out of 149 responses), followed by $1501-$3000 range at 6% (9 out of 149 responses). The highest range, $3000 and above, was at the expected range of responses at 8% (12 out of 149 responses) since this


would represent large Longhorn beef producers. With the new direction the beef committee is trying to steer the beef program, data was needed to find out which cut of beef is the best selling in the Longhorn industry. Many rumors had been stated in the past that either steaks or ground beef was the best selling cut of beef. When asked in the survey, by pound, which is the best selling cut of beef the results reflected the rumors and a clear cut favorite emerged.  Ground Beef (80% / 103 out of 129 responses) was by far the best selling cut of beef, leading the Beef Committee to start any potentially new promotional campaign that involves beef cuts with Ground Beef, followed by Steaks (17% / 22 out of 129 responses).  One of the main factors contributing to this is that ground beef is simpler to process, and does not require the hanging carcass to be cut into box sets. Other options showed little potential on a national advertisements, stew cuts/chunk cuts were at 3% (9 out of 129 responses) and there were no responses for skirt steak/fajitas.

Buyers Demographics This information would be used by the committee to help determine which marketing campaigns or companies would best be able to reach the right audience for the maximum effect. Again this something that has only been speculated on and for the first time in the Longhorn industry we will have some data to look at. With Millennials leading several market trends in business, including beef sales and beef standards, the Committee asked who is the average buyer of Longhorn beef.  With the majority of Longhorn beef buyers falling into the range of 31-45 years old (66% / 82 out of 125), we can see that capturing the Millennial market is a real achievable goal. The next highest age group was the 46-65 years old (25% / 31 out of 125 responses) followed by 20-30 years old age group (7% / 9 out of 125 responses) and last group was the 65 and over (2% / 3 out of 125 responses). We can also strive to raise the percentage of buyers in the 46-65 age group and 65 and over age group by marketing in healthy living magazines and joining with healthy marketing campaigns. With the age groups identified the goal is now to find who is buying Longhorn beef.  Knowing the customer will

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Longhorn Beef help narrow down the marketing and advertising done by the Committee even further, seeing a bigger impact from the marketing. Overwhelmingly, Longhorn beef buyers seem to come from the urban/suburban (71% / 95 out of 134 responses) area of life. This shows advertising in nontraditional avenues and in non-cattle industry publications would be highly beneficial.   Ranchers/farmers saw a 22% (29 out of 134 responses) share followed by small retailers/ wholesalers (7% / 10 out of 134 responses). In this survey the committee also attempted to identify which markets are experiencing the most Longhorn beef sales so the committee can see if there is any way for a beef program to give support.  This was difficult to accomplish since the Longhorn beef market is considered a niche market and it is extremely difficult to find a broad term that describes these markets. Direct/Contract sales (58% / 77 out of 133 responses) lead this attempt, followed by the option other (25% / 33 out of 133 responses). The frequency of the producers choosing other shows how difficult it is to find a term that matches the niche market. Internet sales (11% / 14 out of 133 responses)  was surprisingly low and shows that old fashion person to person marketing is still the chosen method in the beef industry. Farmer Markets/COOP (7% / 9 out of 133 responses) were also low in the survey response. This could be from several of factors like insurance requirements, COOP requirement and just time.

Support With the committee currently looking into revamping the beef program and changing the direction of it, the Committee wanted to gauge the support from the membership for a full working beef program and if there was support for a guarantee revenue by membership fees. These revenue streams would help make the beef program self-sufficient and obtain the marketing goals of the committee. When members were asked if they would support a beef program funded by the association, the majority responded with yes (71% / 118 out of 166 responses) followed by no opinion (38% / 62 out of 166 responses). This shows that there is plenty of support for a beef program in the TLBAA, but the goal of the committee is to make a beef program that will be self sufficient on it own revenues.  By contrast there was an 8% (14 out of 166 responses) that stated no. When the survey went deeper and asked if being part of a national campaign to assist in the sales of beef, there was a good response with yes (54% / 88 out of 162 responses) followed by needing more information (38% / 62 out of 162 responses). This suggests that the committee is headed in

the right direction to assist producers with sales by aiming to partner with well established campaigns and associations. Only 7% (12 out of 162 responses) said such an endeavor would not help. When it comes to be the beef program being self sufficient and having support from the membership/producers the results were good. The membership was given minor information concerning what the funds would be used for and then asked what type of fee schedule would best be supported by their program.  Since the committee is currently looking at two different fee schedules, questions were asked based on them. When asked if a yearly fee was assessed to be a member of a beef program which amount would be acceptable, a majority said $75 a year (54% / 71 out of 132 responses) followed by $100 a year (38% / 50 out of 132 responses), and with the highest level with the least in favor of, $125 a year (8% / 11 out of 132 responses).  When asked if they would be accept a fee schedule that would be based on the amount of head to be processed a year we see that yes (60% / 98 out of 164 responses) has the majority. These two questions show that support and the means for a beef program can be realized, especially if you take into account that the current beef program that has not been active has approx. 80 members enrolled into it.

Conclusion The overall response to the survey was overwhelming positive and gave great insights on the current status of Longhorn beef. While we know it will be an uphill battle to change the direction of the beef program these results show that there is interest in expanding the program and that future supply and demand for a program can be obtained. With the current beef program being inactive for several years and still have a roster of approx. 80 breeders just shows how many member we are losing by not having an active beef program when in the survey we are seeing 100+ potential beef producers.  The goal of a beef program being self sufficient is obtainable and the support by membership is there for such a program. We clearly have identified that like many other avenues in market trends the Millennial generation leads the way and the committee has already taken steps to help capture that market even more when it comes to healthy choices. The need for educational material for the beef producers and consumers is a must and shows the vast number of producers unaware of how to start a small beef program or even the definition of a beef program.

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Vaccination Technique Tips 1. Always read the label. Products work most effectively when they’re used as specified on the label. To get the best possible immune response, reduce the chance of reactions and minimize the risk of residues, look for these instructions: the proper dosage; timing, route of administration; warnings or indications; withdrawal periods; storage and disposal requirements; and shelf life. Using products in ways that are not specified on the label can be a factor in drug residue problems. 2. Stay away from the muscle. Some products are given intravenously, orally or intranasally, but the most common routes are intra-muscular which means injecting into the muscle; and subcutaneous (SUB-Q), which means injecting just under the skin. Generally, bacter- “Tented” technique ins or killed products can be given subcutaneously. Modified live virus products should be given intramuscularly, because this is a more favorable environment for the virus to reproduce and reach the animal’s lymphatic system. Some products offer a choice of administration route. Whenever possible— and if it’s specified on the label—use the subcutaneous route. 3. Choose the best site. The best site is not always the one that’s fastest and easiest to get to. It’s the site where the product will be most effective, with the least possible risk of damage to valuable cuts of meat. NCA recommends that all clostridial bacterins be given subcutaneously in the neck region, preferably using the “tented” technique. (see illustration). 4. Use multiple injection sites. When giving multiple injections, be sure the injection sites are at least several inches apart. For maximum up-take and effectiveness, don’t put more than ten cc’s into any one site at a time. 5. Use the correct size needle. Using the correct size needle will help ensure that vaccine gets into the animal’s system properly. The selection depends on the size of animal being vaccinated, and the route of administration. A 16 or 18 gauge needle is recommended for SUB-Q and I.M. injections. One-half to 3/4 inches in length is usually adequate for SUB-Q administration. One to one and onehalf inches is usually adequate for I.M., depending on where the injection will be given and the size of the animal.

6. Other tips for proper injection. Sanitation is essential. It can reduce the risk of spreading infection from one animal to another, reduce the chance of contaminating the vaccine, and reduce injection site reactions. Don’t go back into a vaccine bottle with the same needle you use to vaccinate. Change needles frequently, at least every 10 to 15 uses, or every syringe-full of vaccine. If a needle develops a bend or a burr, discard it immediately, as it will tear the tissue. If you lose a needle, get it out even if you have to call a veterinarian. Do not ever try to straighten a bent needle. It is the one that is most likely to break off in the animal. When using killed vaccines, keep a saucer or sponge of disinfectant or alcohol nearby and wipe off the needle after each use. DO NOT disinfect needles between uses when using a modified live vaccine, as the disinfectant can destroy the vaccine. Injecting cattle during wet weather increases the chance of contaminating the injection site. Do not vaccinate late in the feeding period for beef prospects. Check with your veterinarian or on the label for the proper time.


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Tips for Avoiding Pasture Bloat Bloat can sometimes be a serious emergency. Dr. David Van Metre, Colorado State University, says putting hungry cattle on lush legume pastures, such as alfalfa or clover—especially in pre-bloom stage—is most dangerous. It becomes less dangerous once the plants are more mature, with lower protein level. “Cattle on legume pastures or new spring growth of winter wheat should be carefully watched. A distended rumen is easier to see from behind the animal than from the side. You want to find them before they develop complications and have trouble breathing,” says Van Metre. The increasing rumen size puts pressure on the lungs, which cannot expand enough to take in air. “Cattle in trouble stand with head and neck extended, open-mouthed, drooling. They are too busy trying to breathe than to swallow saliva, and it drools from the mouth. With serious breathing problems they start to stagger and go down,” he explains. At this point you need to take immediate emergency action to let gas out of the rumen— such as “sticking” the distended rumen with a knife or trocar—to prevent suffocation. Gas production in the rumen is a normal result of digestion, due to fermentation that breaks down fibrous feeds. The population Photo courtesy of Matt Durkin of microorganisms produces large quantities of gas that must be expelled. Under normal conditions, gas in the rumen separates from the solid and liquid contents and rises to the top. Pressure from this gas stimulates belching; the rumen contracts and pushes free gas to the front, where it collects at the esophageal opening. The opening is controlled by receptors in the rumen wall that detect when this area is exposed to liquid or gas. If covered by liquid (or foam) the opening into the stomach stays tightly closed, and the animal cannot burp the gas. This keeps rumen fluid from coming up the esophagus and overflowing into the lungs (which would cause aspiration pneumonia). Belching occurs when receptors around the esophagus sense that free gas is present. The opening relaxes, and the animal takes a deep breath, which draws gas up the esophagus. More than half the gas enters the lungs, 50 | August 2018

and the rest is expelled through the mouth. Since most of the gas enters the lungs before it is exhaled, you rarely hear the animal burp, unless belching a large volume of gas. Normal belching occurs about once a minute except during peak fermentation periods (2 to 4 hours after eating, when volume of gas produced by fermentation increases); then the animal belches 3 to 4 times a minute. This is sufficient for expelling large volumes of gas. The rumen distends when the belching mechanism is impaired and rate of gas production exceeds ability to expel it. Since large volumes are produced, bloat can

develop rapidly if belching cannot occur. Obstruction in the esophagus from blockage (as can happen when eating whole potatoes, beets or apples) can cause acute free gas bloat. Frothy or foamy rumen content (with legume or feedlot bloat) can inhibit belching. Gas is trapped in the fluid, forming an emulsion of tiny bubbles. Pressure of the frothy material inhibits nerve endings that control the opening into the esophagus. If a stomach tube is passed, the tube fills with froth and plugs up. If the rumen is distended with free gas, the gas pocket can be located with the tube and gas will come rushing out, giving the animal immediate relief. “The preferred therapy is to administer mineral oil or poloxalene via stomach tube into the rumen, but if cattle are on pasture, they may be too far from a facility where you can get a stomach tube safely into the animal,” says Van Metre.


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“Administering poloxalene or mineral oil by mouth (molasses-based salt blocks that contain poloxalene) (drenching) is dangerous because the animal may in- and these can help if cattle eat enough. “Remove other hale these medications into the lungs and the pneumo- sources of salt so they’ll want to eat the blocks, and put nia that results is often fatal,” he says. It’s always better them where cattle congregate–near water sources or to use a stomach tube (passed down the throat) or na- shade,” he says. Adult cattle need to ingest about a half sogastric tube (into the nostril pound of the molasses-saltand down the esophagus into poloxalene blocks per day for the stomach). effective prevention. - Certain “Sometimes your only hope “Provide about 30 pounds of is to stab a trocar into the ru- situations make cattle more prone to bloating. block per 4 to 5 animals. Cattle men. I’ve seen fewer problems Anything that interrupts normal feeding activshould be accustomed to eatwith peritonitis (abdominal ity, such as stormy weather, can be a problem ing the blocks for at least 3 to 4 cavity infection) if a person because cattle may stop eating awhile and then days before you turn them out uses one of the newer plastic go back to grazing hungrier than usual, loading on risky pasture. They need to screw-in self-retaining corkknow this is their salt supply,” up on lush feed. Some people feel bloat is more screw trocars. The inner part says Van Metre. of the sharp spear is the same, likely when cattle are grazing in early morning Some people have good but the outside is threaded because protein content of the forage is higher, luck just providing plenty of like a screw. When you screw but also the cattle are hungriest because they loose salt for cattle to eat, rathit all the way into the rumen it haven’t been eating during the night. Dewy forer than bloat blocks. Farmers tends to hold the rumen next age in the morning is also risky because cattle in New Zealand years ago noto the abdominal wall as the ticed that pastures near the sea don’t have to mix as much saliva with wet feed gas escapes and the rumen produce very little bloat. Tests shrinks. This prevents leakage for chewing and swallowing. Saliva contains sotaken from farms near the of rumen contents into the ab- dium and bicarbonate, along with certain comsea (that never experienced pounds that reduce the tendency for gas and dominal cavity.” bloat) and inland farms where If it’s frothy bloat rather froth to develop in the rumen. bloat was a constant problem than gas, the trocar cannula showed sodium levels in the may plug up. Then you have to put mineral oil or po- “no bloat” pastures were 3 times higher than the bloaty loxalene directly into the rumen via the cannula. Some pastures. Salt (sodium) tends to inhibit bloat. Salt is now people have used laundry detergent with good results used by many New Zealand stockmen to reduce incibecause it breaks up the froth. dence of bloat. Some put salt in the drinking water as As a preventative, many stockmen use bloat blocks soon as bloat begins and claim it stops the bloating.


Most state and counties have many free educational resources available concerning maintaining pastures, water quality and livestock handling. Try searching online for “ag extension” or “county agent” in your area.


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Texas Longhorn Breeders of Tomorrow



Hey TLBAA members! I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer. Our fall shows are just around to corner and I bet you are excited. Well, I am and I know my cows are too. Locally, we have the West Texas State Fair and East Texas State Fair coming up in September. I hope to see all of you there!  For those of you who do not know me, my name is Gabby Curtis and I am the new 2018-2019 TLBT President! I am so excited for the coming year. My fellow officers and I have some cool ideas and we are ready to put them into action!   I have been showing longhorns for three years and I absolutely love this beautiful and unique breed! I am in FFA and I am currently the president of my chapter. I am from Ferris Texas as well as the two senior directors Coleman Yarborough and Tanner Maddox and one of the teen directors, Rylee Yarborough. I show for T-Rex Longhorns and we currently own three heifers, one cow, one steer, and one bull calf.   My steer is named Billy Bob as many of you may know. He just retired from youth shows and he is now growing up to be a trophy steer!  My two Show heifers are names Gala and Sable and they are going on to their second year. My cow is named Harper and her baby bull calf is named Obi-Wan. So, that is just a little bit about my cows and I! I hope to see you all at our first few local shows in September. They are definitely going to be fun. I mean, all shows are right?


Gabby Curtis FUN FACT


Did you know that Cindy Dennis used to show cats? She said that it gave her “show ring” experience.

TLBT MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: 1.)How old are you? I’m 8 years old, about to turn 9 on July 25. 2.)How long have you been a TLBT member? I’ve been a member of the TLBT since 2011. 3.)What is your favorite cows name? I have a cow named Charlotte and she is 8 years old and I have a steer named Cowboy Houdini and he is a year and 8 months. 4.) What is your favorite color? Turquoise ,violet and coral are my favorite colors. 5.) What is your favorite thing about showing longhorns? Showmanship is my favorite thing about showing longhorns. It is challenging and sometimes the judge even asks us questions about our animals. 6.) What is your favorite food? Steak!!!! Of course when my dad cooks them and I like medium rare.

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BRAYLIN MILLER 7.) What is your favorite TV show? My favorite show is Bunk’d on Disney channel. 8.)Who is your role model? My mom and my dad. 9.)What else do you do other than showing longhorns? Along with showing longhorns, I am involved in 4-H, 4-H shooting sports, rodeoing and dance. 10.) What do you want to be when you grow up? I would like to be an architect but I want to put on a rodeoing/showmanship clinics for kids also. 11.) What is your favorite Restaurant?  My favorite places to eat are Dairy Queen and China Wok.




TLBT Office: Vice President Age: 17 1.) Why did you join the TLBT? I joined when I was five. I joined because my parents just brought me into the program but I am glad they did. 2.) What is your favorite longhorn show, and why? My favorite longhorn show is Fort Worth Stock Show. It is my favorite because it’s not too big but it’s still a major. It is a show that almost everyone comes to so I get so see everyone. 3.) What is your favorite longhorn color and pattern? I’d say Speckled Red and White and I really like brindle spots. 4.) Where did you earn your first award? What type of award? At State Fair I won Junior Showmanship. 5.) What is your funniest TLBT moment? At the Fort Worth Stock Show last year one of my heifers tried to horn me and ripped my shirt open in the Arena. 6.) What has been your biggest challenge showing longhorns? Likely because she is the bratiest/ moodiest cow that has ever walked this planet. She is also Bipolar.  7.) What is your favorite movie? The Little Mermaid 

8.) Do you enjoy showing longhorns? Why? Yes, I enjoy it because I get the opportunity to meet new friends and gather with old ones. It is an awesome learning experience! 9.) What person has influenced you the most? Mr. John Oliver 10.) If you were going to be turned into a mythical creature, what would you want to be? Definitely a Mermaid  11.) What is your favorite season? Why? Show season because it’s year-round. 12.) What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be a detective. 13.) What is the best part about being a TLBT member? The best part is all of the friendships you are able to gain and the love and loyalty you feel from the people around you. 14.) What is favorite quote? “Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots.” -Victor Hugo. It is kind of like a rule to live by and staying true to yourself. 15.) What advice would you give a newcomer to TLBT? Do not be afraid to ask questions or ask for help. You gotta have a lot of determination if your goal is to succeed.


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AFFILIATE UPDATES Congratulations go out to Alexandria Rodriguez from Mansfield, TX. ! She is the recipient of the 2018 HOTTLA $1,000 Youth Scholarship. This years scholarship was given in memory of Dr. Gene Hightower. RUSSELL HOOKS Alexandria will be heading to college this PRESIDENT RUSSELLH@LONGHORNROUNDUP.COM fall to pursue her dream of becoming an Ag teacher in hopes of making a difference in the lives of many students and forming her own longhorn show team. Join me in wishing her good luck in her future endeavors !


August 10 is the deadline for the entries for the Nebraska Texas Longhorn Association Show to be held in Grand Island, Nebraska the weekend of August 24, 2018. See for details. Online entries only.  If you will plan on showing a Trophy Steer please give Delwin or Vicki a call.  Any questions please contact Show Contacts: Delwin & Vicki Smeal at (402) PRESIDENT 568-2407 or (402) 380-9592.   PAUL SCHLECHT 402-719-7317 The Nebraska State Fair is now part of a “Show Circuit” for the 2019 show season.  This will include the following shows: Wyoming State Fair, Show date August 17, deadline July 25, Colorado State Fair, Show date September 2 or 3, deadline August 1, and the New Mexico State Fair, Show date September 15-16, 2018, deadline August 1. Advertising available in the catalogs for each of these shows. Cash Prizes. For further information about the show circuit and advertising please contact Justin Georges (402) 580-0209. Hope to see you at the upcoming shows.



       A big thank you to everyone who made the CTLA Summer Gathering at Oyen  a successful event. There will be pictures and more information about the gathering in the next issue. Start thinking about what cattle you will be bringing to Agribition in November, entry deadlines seem to sneak DEB LESYK PRESIDENT up on us. Remember that all the sale animals must be shown in the show. 306-867-9427 The “Leather and Lace” jackpot heifers as well as the yearling and two year old bulls will be shown on halter at Agribition.  All yearling and two year old bulls must have a nose ring. Watch the website and our Facebook page for updated information.

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Affiliate Relations Committee Invites You To Enter The

Rodger Damrow Colorful Calf Contest In the Texas Longhorn industry there are events that look at two out of three aspects of the breed, conformation and horn, but never has there been an event that features the uniqueness of colors so evident in the breed. This year the Affiliate Relations Committee will be offering TLBAA members the “Rodger Damrow Colorful Calf Contest” respectfully titled after longtime Nebraska Texas Longhorn Association President, Rodger Damrow, who was Rodger Damrow very fond of colorful calves. Here’s how the contest will work: • A colorful photo of an active TLBAA member’s most colorful calf born in 2018, will be submitted to the TLBAA office. The picture must be high quality. Preferred format is digital file from a camera, saved and sent at maximum file size. If using a cell phone, please do not use zoom. Get close to the calf. If sending a print to be scanned it must be at least 8 x 10 inches and printed out as a photo (Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, Office Stores). • A $20 entry fee made payable to the TLBAA is to be included with the photo. • Members can enter more than one animal, but each entry must have a TLBAA registration number. • Contest will be open until December 31st, 2018. • Winners will be decided by an independent judge not involved in the contest. • Winners will be announced during the Longhorn weekend in January. • The winning entry will be featured on the front cover of TRAILS. (If possible, think vertical when snapping the photo) The additional finalists will be featured elsewhere in the magazine. Entries must be e-mailed or mailed to the TLBAA office by December 31st. Get involved, check your 2018 calves and pick your entries for this new contest. For questions or concerns, email Tina DuBose (, Deb Lesyk (, or Myra Basham at the TLBAA office ( Let’s see if we can have entries from every state and country that has TLBAA members. Make it fun and encourage other members to send entries.


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Association News

Calling for Nominations for the TLBAA Special Awards The TLBAA special year end awards will be presented during the annual meeting held during Texas Longhorn Weekend in January 2019. All TLBAA active members are encouraged to nominate fellow breeders for these special honors. Nominees will each be verified as active TLBAA members in good standing. Nominations must be in a written format and will include why/how the individual nominated fulfills the criteria of the award. An individual can only be nominated for one award each year. All nominees received and verified will be listed in the November TRAILS, and you the members, will be selecting the overall award winners. Deadline for nomination submissions is September 14, 2018, 5 pm CST. Nominations should be emailed to If unable to email, you may fax or mail to the TLBAA office. Think about who you know that deserves to be recognized for a year end award. Remember the deadline for nominations for these awards is September 14, 2018, 5 pm CST. For further information or additional questions please contact Tina DuBose, Affiliate Chairperson. Continue reading for criteria and past winners of these prestigious awards.

The Dave Evans Breeder of the Year Award

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

Past Recipients of the Dave Evans Award 1982 – Babs & Chico Wright 1983 – Jack Montgomery 1984 – Red McCombs 1985 – Ray Moore 1986 – Al Micallef 1987 – Glen W. Lewis 1988 – Dave Evans 1989 – Jerry & Martha Gillespie 1990 – Bob & Linda Moore 1991 – Dr. Joseph Graham 1992 – Dr. L.V. Baker 1993 – Johnnie Hoffman 1994 – Wayne Rumley, Wes & Carrie Hill 1995 – W.O. & Patti Marquess 1996 – El Coyote Ranch 1997 – John T. Baker 1998 – Shady W Ranch 1999 – Bob Coffee

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2000 – John & Christy Randolph 2001 – Ben Gravett 2002 – Bob Loomis 2003 – John & Diann Chase 2004 – Mike Bowman 2005 – Johnnie Robinson 2006 – Robert and Kim Richey 2007 – Doug Hunt 2008 – Kaso Kety 2009 – Jimmy Jones Dora Thompson 2010 – Brent & Cindy Bolen 2011 – Darlene Aldridge, DVM 2012 – El Coyote Ranch 2013 – Bob Loomis 2015 – Brett & Darcy De Lapp 2016 – Nancy Dunn 2017 - Richard Filip

The Jack Phillips Award

The Jack Phillips Award is named after former TLBAA President Jack Phillips who was a quiet, yet forceful presence in the TLBAA. The awards honors individuals who have worked selflessly for the Longhorn and breeders alike, without recognition. It is hoped that Affiliate Presidents will encourage members to nominate individuals who have fulfilled this criteria but all members of the TLBAA are encouraged to makes nominations.

Past Recipients of the Jack Phillips Award 1994 – John & Silvia Gams 1995 – Kenneth Archer 1996 – Maudeen Marks & Eileen Day 1997 – Noah & Melba Oliver 1998 – R.L. Slater 1999 – Glen Lewis 2000 – Dorie Damuth 2001 – Charley & Doris Snyder 2002 – David Hartshorn 2003 – Ray Moore 2004 – Morgan Cook, Jr. 2005 – Ronnie Cruce 2006 – Albert G. “Pete” Boyce, Jr.

2007 – Trigg & Traci Moore 2008 – Steve & Bodie Quary 2009 – Steven Zunker 2010 – Donnie Taylor 2011 – Elmer Rosenberger 2012 – Kim & Robert Richey 2013 – Dale Hunt & Sherrill Caddel 2014 – Geoff Dawson, Tina Stewart & Charlene Musgrove 2015 – Rodger & Bonnie Damrow 2016 – Joe Sedlacek 2017 - John & christy Randolph

Mel Raley Rising Star Award

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

Past Recipients of the Mel Raley Risng Star Award 1999 – Barry & Jeanne Carter Gray 2000 – Gary “Cowboy” & Kendra Kelley 2001 – Joel & Shirley Lemley 2002 – Zech Dameron, III 2003 – Glen & Larry Smith 2004 – Danny & Carole Phillips 2005 – Rebecca Rhodes 2006 – John & Brenda Oliver

2007 – Bruce & Susan Easterly 2008 – Randy Briscoe 2009 – Matt Westmoreland 2010 – Jay & Suzanne Faske 2011 – Danny & Merrilou Russell 2012 – Greg Franks 2013 – Kyle & Whitney Mayden 2016 – James & Paula Wilkins 2017 - John & Lauren Clark

REMEMBER: They cannot win if they are not nominated!


Elmer Parker Lifetime Achievement Award Lifetime Devotion to the Texas Longhorn Breed and Its Breeders Elmer Parker was a longtime employee and manager of the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge Longhorn herd. Parker joined the staff at the Refuge in 1946, learning from the previous Longhorn managers: Earl Drummond, Heck Schrader and Joe Bill Lee. In 1968, he took over the responsibilities of the Longhorns at the Refuge and continued until his retirement in 1981. Thus, the continuity of Longhorn expertise at the Refuge continued for more than half a century. The Parker Brown color designation on Longhorn registrations was named after Elmer Parker – the dark brown, almost black color, with lighter dorsal stripe, was one of his favorite colors. This award honors those members, who have been dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the Longhorn breed, qualities that Parker was known for.

Past Recipients of the Elmer Parker Award 1987 – J.G. “Jack” Phillips 1988 – Dave Evans 1989 – J.W. Isaacs 1990 – Charles Schreiner III 1991 – Eddie Wood 1992 – F.M. “Blackie” Graves 1993 – Dan. O. Coates 1994 – Leonard Stiles 1995 – Johnnie Hoffman 1996 – Walter B. Scott 1997 – Col. Fraser West 1998 – Linda Moore/ Harvey Rasmussen 1999 – Owen McGill 2000 – Charlene Semkin 2001 – Dan W. Coates

2002 – Bob Moore 2003 – Tim Miller 2004 – T.M. Smith 2005 – H.C. Carter 2006 – Sherman Boyles 2007 – Harvey Rassmussen 2008 – Dr. Bob Kropp 2009 – Michael McLeod 2010 – Joe & Lorinda Valentine 2011 – Maurice Ladnier 2012 – Dr. Joyce Kimble 2013 – Kaso Kety 2015 – John Allen 2016 – Wes Watson 2017 – Darol Dickinson

To nominate an individual, complete the form below and return to If you are unable to email, you may fax or mail to the TLBAA office: P.O. Box 4430, Fort Worth, Texas 76164 817.625.6241 • 817.625.1388 Fax Form also available at

TLBAA Year-End Awards Nomination Form TLBAA is now accepting nominations to four important annual awards. Each award encompasses different characteristics, values and contributions to the Texas Longhorn industry. Nominations must describe in detail how the nominee fulfills the criteria of the award. Name-only nominations will not be accepted. Nominees must be active TLBAA members in good standing.

THE DEADLINE TO RECEIVE NOMINATIONS IS SEPTEMBER 14, 2018, 5 p.m. CST. The recipients of these awards will be honored as part of the Texas Longhorn Weekend in Fort Worth, Texas. Contact TLBAA at 817-625-6241 for more information.

Your Name: ______________________________________________________________TLBAA Number____________________ Your Contact Number: _______________________________________________________________________________________ Nominee’s Name: _________________________________________________________TLBAA Number____________________ Nominee Contact Number: __________________________________________________________________________________ Which award are they being nominated for? ___________________________________________________________________ How and why does the nominee fulfill the described criteria of the award? (Please limit comments to 450 words)

Use Additional Paper if Needed – If multiple nominations are received for an individual, the comments will be combined into one set of criteria. Please submit photo(s) of nominee with this nomination.


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Nominations Being Accepted for Texas Longhorn Hall of Fame The purpose of the Texas Longhorn Hall of Fame is to preserve the great history of the Texas Longhorn cattle breed and to recognize individuals who have had the greatest impact and influence on the breed. Induction into the Texas Longhorn Hall of Fame is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon an individual, whose contributions and commitment have truly shaped the breed. NOMINATION CRITERIA Any TLBAA member in good standing may submit a nomination. Nominee must have been an outstanding contributor over a period of years either as a breeder, competitor or contributor to the Texas Longhorn breed. The nominee should have been or is currently a member of the TLBAA. A nominee may be either living or deceased. NOMINATION PROCESS Nomination of an individual must be submitted using the form provided by TLBAF. Incomplete nominations will not be accepted. Materials which may be included with the nomination form are photographs, newspaper or other publication clippings, multimedia items, URL addresses for online videos, competition records from the TLBAA’s HORNS system or other related organizations, reference letters from those who know or knew the nominee, a personal testament from the individual preparing the nomination, or relevant passages from books containing biographical information on the nominee. If these items are sent in, they will not be returned and will become a part of the archives. Nomination forms and supporting materials must be submitted UNBOUND on traditional letter size paper (8.5”x11”). The nomination process considers individuals addressing the following criteria: a. Accomplishments in the Longhorn industry b. National importance within the Longhorn industry c. Contributions made to the Longhorn industry d. Enduring value or historical significance of accomplishments e. Personal qualities (integrity, character, uniqueness) Upon receiving a nomination, the TLBAF office will send acknowledgement. The acknowledgement of materials does NOT indicate a successful nomination. Nominations will be accepted year round; however, a nomination must be received by a deadline of September 15 of each year in order for the committee to consider for the following year. A nomination of a person may be reviewed by the Hall of Fame Committee each year for a maximum of three years; however, the nomination must be resubmitted each year. Upon the completion of the third year, if a nominee has not been selected for induction, then the nominator must wait two complete calendar years before resubmitting that particular nominee to the Hall of Fame Committee for consideration. The Hall of Fame Committee, by a majority vote will select the inductees and be confirmed by a majority vote of the TLBAF Board. INDUCTION CEREMONY An induction ceremony will take place annually at the Hall of Fame banquet, co-hosted by the TLBAF and the TLBAA. Inductees will receive appropriate recognition and awards at the banquet. Inductee will also be showcased in the Texas Longhorn Hall of Fame section of the TLBAF Museum (once the building is complete).

Nomination form may be mailed or faxed. 2018 Texas Longhorn Hall of Fame Inductees: Johnnie Hoffman & Owen McGill

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Nominations may also be submitted online at Click TLBAA tab, scroll down and click Texas Longhorn Hall of Fame Nomination Form


TEXAS LONGHORN BREEDERS OF AMERICA FOUNDATION HALL OF FAME NOMINATION FORM Nominee’s Name:___________________________________________________________________________________ Address:___________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Birth Date:_____________

Date of Death (if applicable)_____________ If nominee is deceased, the nearest living relative is:


Daytime Phone:_____________________

Relationship to Nominee:____________________________________________________________________________ Address:___________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Supporting materials and suggested sources for reference in preparation of the nominee’s biographical information should include articles in Texas Longhorn Trails and other periodicals, competition records from TLBAA’S HORNS System or other related organizations, reference letters from those who knew the nominee, and personal testament from the individual preparing the nomination. Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America related activities, offices, honors: __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Most prominent Longhorns owned and their achievements: __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Other Longhorn industry activities, offices, honors: __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Other civic activities and honors: __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Other supporting information: __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________


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Sale Results

RED RIVER SALE RESULTS May 26, 2018 • Overbrook, OK Auctioneer: Joel Lemley • Pedigrees: Troy Robinett Sale Hosts: Rick & Tracey Friedrich, Frank & Michelle Hevrdejs, and Bob & Pam Loomis Sale Management: Lemley Auction Services



Results Furnished by Lemley Auction Services


Sale Average: $1,824 3

Volume Buyers: Scott & Stacie Schumacher Rex & Sherese Glendenning Matt & Heidi Sheppard






OTHER HIGH SELLING LOTS: $7,000 – Lot 31 - BL Juice 439 $6,000 – Lot 111 - BL Dottie $5,000 – Lot 47 - AL Grand Lace


1. Bob Loomis presenting Dale Hunt the Bob Loomis Award. 2. The futurity and sale are always a good place to catch up with fellow breeders.. 3. The parking lot was full of trucks ready to haul new herd additions home. 4. Not only a chance to buy but a chance to compete in the ITTLA futurity as well.. 5. The ladies enjoyed a trip to “Blake’s Place” before hitting the shops. 6. The ladies enjoying the limo ride back to the barn after shopping around town. 7. There was a good turnout for the futurity and even more for the sale.

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In Memoriam

Bobby J. Garrett

August 27, 1931 - May 26, 2018 Bobby J. Garrett, lifetime member of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association, passed away May 26, 2018 at his home in Wells, Nevada. He was 86. Bob was born in Phillipsburg, Kansas and moved with his family to northeastern Colorado in 1936. He received his education in country schools and graduated from high school in Weldona, Colorado in 1949. He went to college at Colorado State University (formerly Colorado A&M) in Fort Collins. Bob was a member of the college livestock judging team and Al-

pha Gamma Rho agriculture fraternity. He married Shirley M. Schwindt in 1955 and with his life partner, started their farming and cattle operations. In 1975 they moved their family and livestock to northeastern Nevada and stayed involved in the livestock business until 2008. Bob was a true cattleman. In addition to being a lifetime member of the Association, he served on the National Board of Directors, as well as several affiliates. Bob judged many longhorn shows in the l 970’s and 1980’s including the Calvary Stampede and National Western Stock Show in Denver. He loved the cattle and valued the friendships of those that raised them. Bob is survived by his wife Shirley of 62 years, daughters Sue Smith and Sally Hylton of Wells, Nevada, Shelly Petersen of Duncan, Oklahoma and son Fred Garrett of Deeth, Nevada.

We publish memorials as a free service to our membership and with the permission of the family. Memorials may be emailed to









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Sale Results

GREAT NORTHERN LONGHORN CLASSIC II JUNE 2, 2018 – Montello, Wisconsin Hosted by Mike Thiel, Dave Bilgrien, Dan Huntington and the GNTLA Auctioneer: Dan Huntington Pedigrees: Bear Davidson Results Furnished by Mike Thiel Photos by Hired Hand Software


HIGHLIGHTS: 37 Lots Sold for an average of $2,001 Buyers from 9 different states




Consignor: Gary Don Taylor, Taylor Ranch


Buyer: Tyson Leonard, Leonard New River Ranch

OTHER HIGH SELLING LOTS: $5,500 – Lot 39 • Allens 361 Consignor: Dan Huntington Buyer: John Hever 5,400 –Lot 14 • XC Rio Rose $ Consignor: Justin Henry Buyer: Dave Bilgrien



4,550 – Lot 23 • LLL Gunsmoke Legend $ Consignor: Rockin AF Ranch Buyer: Luke Multhauf 4,250 – Lot 9 • Reba BCC $ Consignor: Dave Bilgrien Buyer: John & Christy Randolph






1. (l-r): Sale Hosts Becky; Dave Bilgrien, Bilgrien Cattle; Dan Huntington, 5D Ranch; Mike & Shirley Thiel, Churchview Cattle Co. Not pictured: Denise Huntington, 5D Ranch. 2. Audrey Grimm. 3. Andrea McGowan and Delana Eddington. 4. Joe Sedlecek, Lazy J Longhorns; Mike Willinger, Hudson Longhorns; and Ethan Loos. 5. Joan & Dave Grosse. 6. Perry and Shelby Williams. 7. Bert Huntington calling bids. Bert is Dan’s brother, 5D Ranch. 8. (l-r): Dylan Skarpa, Lonesome Pines Ranch; Bear Davidson, Eastwind StockCo & G&G Longhorns; Justin Henry, Double H Ranch; Jim O’Connor, Hope Creek Cattle; Dan Huntington; and Nick Kaatz, also of Lonesome Pines Ranch. 9. Kim Rauscher and Greg Wales Oldenburg with Oldenburg Farm. 10. Luke & Jacklynn Multhauf.

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Sale Results

2018 FEY LONGHORNS CONSIGNMENT SALE & FUTURITY JUNE 8 & 9, 2018 – Yamhill, Oregon Hosted by Daniel & Angelina Fey Results Furnished by Daniel Fey Photos by Hired Hand Software



HIGHLIGHTS: 48 Lots Sold for an average of $2,296 Top 5 lots average: $7,250 Top 10 lots average: $5,27048 30 buyers from 12 different states

(OR, WA, CA, ID, NV, UT, CO, MT, OK, WI, TN, TX)

Volume Buyers: Scott and Amelia Picker, A+S Land & Cattle Dundee OR





Consignor: Justin & Julie Hansen - Diamondback Ranch, Paskenta CA


Buyer: Scott & Amelia Picker – A+S Land & Cattle, Dundee OR

OTHER HIGH SELLING LOTS: $8,000 – Lot 50 • JH Rural Kay Consignor: Justin & Julie Hansen Buyer: Scott & Amelia Picker


7,000 –Lot 51 • CPL Midnight Cowgirl $ Consignor: Alexandra Dees – CR Longhorns, Harper OR Buyer: Jerry Loveday, Dandridge TN 5,750 – Lot 20 • Allens 388 $ Consignor: Scott & Amelia Picker Buyer: Sondra West-Moore – Westhaven Ranch, Ione CA 4,500 – Lot 2 • Hiccup $ Consignor: Daniel & Angelina Fey – Fey Longhorns, Yamhill OR Buyer: Scott & Amelia Picker 2019 FEY LONGHORNS CONSIGNMENT SALE on Saturday, June 8







1. Sale hosts Daniel & Angelina Fey, Fey Longhorns. 2. Sale Crew: Bear Davidson, Commentary; Angelina & Daniel Fey, sale hosts; Dan Huntington, Auctioneer. 3. Barb & Bill McKinney, WB Longhorns. 4. Marlene Reynolds, Freeman Ranch, with customer Chris Herron, Bar H Ranch. Chris’ friend also pictured. 5. Renee & Mark Scott, SR Longhorns. 6. New longhorn breeder Melissa Boerst and her father came to the sale from Reno. 7. Cathy & Warren Dorathy, Caballo Bravo Longhorns. 8. Lynn Struthoff & Josie Becker, Struthoff Ranch. 9. Clay Gines, SC Longhorns with Titan & Scott Pace, Pace Cattle Co. 10. Heather Thompson, Lone Oak Longhorns and Mike & “Doc” Cattrina Lucas, Lucas Ranch. 11. Teresa & Brett Krause, Circle K Ranch 12. Mike & Jamie Tomey, Tomey Farms

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Class 1: Heifers born July 2017 – September 2017 1








Class 2: Heifers born April 2017 – June 2017 1













Class 3: Heifers born January 2017 – March 2017 1



















Class 5: Heifers born May 2016 – August 2016 1









Class 6: Heifers born January 2016 – April 2016 1










Class 4: Heifers born September 2016 – December 2016 1
















1. Futurity judges (l-r): Bear Davidson, G&G Longhorns/Eastwind StockCo; Nancy Dunn, Rolling D Ranch; Debbie Bowman, End of Trail Ranch; Kathy Kittler, Broken Spur Cattle; Chris Herron, Bar H Ranch. 2. Daniel & Angelina Fey also won a class in the 2018 Heifer Futurity that they hosted! 3. Heifer Futurity Class Winner Nick Noyes, Running N Longhorns. 4. Molly & Tom St. Hilaire, St. Hilaire Longhorns, won the Grand Champion belt buckle. 5. Heifer Futurity Class Winner, Alex Dees, CR Longhorns with guest presenter and Angelina Fey.


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END OF TRAIL DISPERSAL SALE RESULTS June 22-23, 2018 • Winfield, KS Auctioneer: Joel Lemley • Pedigrees: Troy Robinett Sale Host: Debbie Bowman Sale Management: Lemley Auction Services



Results Furnished by Lemley Auction Services Photos by Hired Hand Software


Sale Average: $3,220







OTHER HIGH SELLING LOTS: $28,000 – Lot 154 - Sham Rock My World $26,000 – Lot 156 - Tempting Rose PC343 $21,000 – Lot 150 - Awesome Jaynie PC379 $16,000 – Lot 133 - RRR Miss Sasha 247









1. Jeanne Filip, Bentwood Ranch; Sale host Debbie Bowman; Lorinda Valentine, Panther Creek Ranch. 2. Jeremy & Amanda Robertson, Robertson Cattle Co. 3. Nick Katz & son, Lonesome Pines Ranch. 4. Stephanie & Joe Sedlacek, Lazy J Longhorns. 5. Pam Watkins & Mike Crawford, Red Peak Ranch. 6. Janet & Dale Eppard, Crazy Cowboy Cattle Company. 7. Micky Holder & Tyson Leonard, Leonard New River Ranch. 8. John Randolph, Lonesome Pines Ranch; Dan Jones, Hoosier Longhorns. 9. Mike Willinger, Hudson Longhorns; Ethan Loos, Wolfridge Ranch; Mickey Holder, Leonard New River Ranch. 10. Billy Stickley, Stickley Cattle Company; Nick Katz; Bear Davidson, G&G Longhorns & Eastwind Stock Co. 11. Lynn Struthoff & Josie Becker, Struthoff Ranch. 12. Tommy & Kathy Mulhollan, Double T Longhorns.

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We thank these folks for kindly droppin’ in at the TLBAA office. 1. Tina & Keith DuBose - Ben Wheeler, TX • 2. John & Cindi Marsden - Argyle, TX • 3. Kimberly & Stephen Head - Angleton, TX 4. Cameron Moore - Arlington, TX • 5. Kim, Cheyenne and Wyatt Nikodym - Newcastle, OK • 6. Kevin Rooker - Poolville, TX








SPRING Calving:

TLBAA Breed Advisory Committee’s

Herd Management Guide

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. Feeding of 2-3 lbs. 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 maintain their body condition as winter approaches.

FALL Calving:

1. Prepare for the start of calving season and separate cow herd into management groups (first-calf heifers, second-calf 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.

Photo Courtesy of Brett Krause


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Classifieds Auctioneers

Cattle For Sale



THATE Cattle Company

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


Cattle For Sale

Trade & Barter

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

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

This Fall Will Be Filled With Excitement at Both Flying D Locations!

At the ranch, excellent show prospects are ready to begin prepping for the new show season. Great selection! Meanwhile, be assured the same big, gentle trophy steers, bulls, cows and heifers will be available at both ranches.

For information or to schedule a tour at either of our ranch locations, please call: Dorie Damuth - Flying D Longhorn Ranch 40206 Community Rd. • Magnolia, TX 77354 281-356-8167 • fax: 281-356-2751 • Scott Damuth, Legal Counsel • Shery Damuth, Vineyard Consultant • Gun Barrel City, TX Law office: 903-887-0088 • Fax: 903-887-2925 Scott Cell: 214-546-3681 • Shery Cell: 940-393-0991

LONE WOLF RANCH Dr. Lee and Linda Ragains

918-855-0704 • Sallisaw, OK REG. TEXAS LONGHORNS FOR SALE - Great selection of heifers, herd sire prospects, bulls, cows & pairs...... Offspring of Rip Saw, now 851/2” TTT. We offer lots of horn and color and a lot of variety in bloodlines because we have over 300 longhorns and we’ve been breeding up for a long time. We have over 40 really nice herd sire prospects and over 40 beautiful heifers available. We are using 7 top quality bulls. We’re about 20 minutes off the E TX line below Shreveport in NW LA. I also have straight BUTLERS. New Breeders Welcome!


FMB Land & Cattle LLC Custom Hauling...Shows....Sales 8ft wide Trailer for Longhorn Care Ron Bailey 254.534.1886 Rodney Brown 682.220.8501

Want an affordable way to let others know about services you offer or livestock for sale? How about that property for sale or lease? Contact Myra today to learn about the options available on the classified page and for pricing. 817-625-6241 x 104 or email

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Advertising Index —A—

Hubbell Longhorns............................. FC, 29

AA Longhorns............................................. FC

Hudson Longhorns...................................2, 3

A & S Land & Cattle.................................... 69

Husky Branding Irons.................................47

Anderson, Frank Jr. and III...........................8


Apache Hotel & Casino.......................44, 45

J.T. Wehring Family Ranch....................... 69

Arch Acres.................................................... 68


Astera Meadows......................................... 69

Khaos Longhorns....................................... FC


King, Terry & Tammy.................................. FC

Bar H Ranch................................................. 68

Kourtis Family Farms LLC.......................... 69

Beadle Land & Cattle.........................8, 9, 68


Bentwood Ranch.......................................IBC

Lightning Longhorns................................. 69

Big Valley Longhorns................................. 68

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

BPT Longhorns..............................................8

Lodge Creek Longhorns........................... 68

Broken Spur Ranch.................................... 68

Lone Wolf Ranch........................................ 69

Buckhorn Cattle Co................................... 69

Longhorn Sale Pen..................................... 48

Bull Creek Ranch...........................................5

Lucas Ranch................................................ 68

Butler Futurity.................................................9

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Butler Listings.................................................9

Mast Longhorns...........................................29

Butler Sale...............................................12, 13

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


— N—

Callicrate Banders.......................................61

Northbrook Cattle Company................... 69


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

“Does this hat make my horns look big?”

Caballo Bravo Longhorns......................... 68


Cedarview Ranch....................................... 68

R 3 Hilltop Ranch......................................... 51

Champion Genetics....................................61

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

Christa Cattle Co...........................................8

Rockin Hil Longhorns................................ 68


Rockin I Longhorns.................................... 69

Dalgood Longhorns......................................8

Rocking P Longhorns............................. 8, 9

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Dauntless Longhorns............................... IFC

Rocky Mountain Longhorns.................... 68

Varner Farms, LLC...................................... 68

DCCI Equipment........................................ 49

Rolling D Ranch.......................................... 68

—W —

Diamond Q Longhorns............................. 69

Running Arrow Longhorns........................ 51

Walker, Ron.................................................. 69

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


Westfarms Inc................................................9

DK Longhorn Ranch.................................. 68

Safari B Ranch............................................. 69

WI Longhorns & Leather........................... 69

Double A Longhorns................................. 68

Sand Dollar Ranch...................................... 49

Wichita Fence Company...........................47


Sand Hills Ranch......................................... 68

Widespread Ranch......................................25

El Coyote Ranch.................................... IFC, 1

Scott Hughes............................................... FC


Singing Coyote Ranch.............................. 69

Fort Worth Stockyards Longhorn Auction.......27

SS Longhorns.............................................. 69

Four Color Press..........................................61

Star Creek Ranch.................................. 15, 69

Flying Diamond Ranch.............................. 68

Struthoff Ranch......................................17, 69



G&G East Coast Longhorn Classic..........33

Thate Cattle Co.............................................8


TLBAA Horn Showcse.........................39-43

HD Cattle Co................................................32

Triple R Ranch (TX)........................................9

Helm Cattle Co.....................................29, 69

Triple S Bar Ranch...................................... 69

Hickman Longhorns.................................. 69

TS Adcock Longhorns............................... 69

Horseshoe J Longhorns........................... FC


Thanks to Jamie Wood, Leander, TX for the submission.

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Coming Events


AUGUST 4 • Deschutes County Fair Texas Longhorn Show, Deschutes County Expo Center, Redmond, OR. Entry Deadline July 13th. Contact Tami Kuntz & Renee Scott, & or 541-280-1645 &541-573-3719. Qualifying Free, Trophy Steers, Youth, Points Only, & Miniatures. AUGUST 10 • Rocky Mountain Select Winchester Futurity, Latigo Trails Event Center, Colorado Springs, CO. Start time 9 a.m. Marlene Reynolds 719-510-2151 or AUGUST 10 • Dinner and Select Heifer Sale, Latigo Trails Event Center, Colorado Springs, CO. Start time 5:30 p.m. Marlene Reynolds 719-510-2151 or AUGUST 11 • Rocky Mountain Select Texas Longhorn Sale, Latigo Trails Event Center, Colorado Springs, CO. Charlie Searle 719-649-0058 or charliesearle02@


SEPTEMBER 1 • Butler Breeder’s Invitational Sale, Lockhart, TX. Kaso Kety 985674-6492 or Michael McLeod 361-771-5355. SEPTEMBER 1 • Sanders County Longhorn Show, Sanders County Fair, Plains, MO. Entry Deadline August 10th. Send entries to 1677 Brooks Rd N, Evans, WA, 99126. Contact Shannon Kearney at 509-684-2963 or rockingkbartranch@ Qualifying free, Trophy Steers, & Youth. SEPTEMBER 2-3 • Colorado State Fair, Colorado State Fair Grounds, Pueblo, CO. Entry Deadline August 1st. Contact Kenny Richardson at 970-352-3054 or Qualifying Haltered, Free, & Youth. SEPTEMBER 7-8 • Struthoff Ranch “Deep in the Heart of Texas” Longhorn Consignment Sale, Lynn Struthoff 210-473-7768 or Joel Lemley 325-668-3552 SEPTEMBER 8 • Spokane Interstate Fair Longhorn Show, Spokane Interstate Fair, Spokane Valley, WA. Entry Deadline August 15th. Send entries to 1677 Brooks Rd N, Evans, WA, 99126. Contact Shannon Kearney at 509-684-2963 or Qualifying Haltered, Free, Trophy Steers, & Youth. SEPTEMBER 7-9 • West Texas Fair & Rodeo, Taylor County Expo Center, Abilene, TX. Deadline August 22nd. Online entries send to www.taylorcountyexpocenter. com. Contact Catherine Morris at or 325-829-9219. Qualifying Haltered, Free, Trophy Steers, Youth, & Points Only. SEPTEMBER 14-15 • Elite Futurity, Chisholm Trail Expo Center, Enid, OK. Contact L.D. McIntyre 308-750-8384, Kevin Bryant 580-254-1864 or Joe Dowling 979-271-0277. SEPTEMBER 14-15 • Ft. Worth Stockyards Longhorn Auction, Fort Worth, TX. Lorinda Valentine 270-996-7046 or Lori McCarty 817-991-8825. SEPTEMBER 15-16 • Texas Longhorn Breeders of New Mexico 20th Annual Longhorn Show, New Mexico Fairgrounds, Albuquerque, NM. Entry deadline August 1st. Send youth entries to Terry Whalen at or tjs. . Contact Dustin Brewer, or 505-660-3061. Qualifying Haltered, Free, Trophy Steers, & Youth. SEPTEMBER 22 • Pineywoods Marketing Longhorn Sale, West Auction Barn, West, TX. Contacts: Keith DuBose (979) 277-2161 or; Russell Fairchild (254) 485-3434 or; Joel Lemley (325) 668-3552 or SEPTEMBER 23 • Central Washington Fair Longhorn Show, Central Washington Fair, Yakima, WA. Entry Deadline September 1st. Submit entries to www.fairfun. com or to North Rockies Longhorn Association. Contact Shannon Kearney at 509-684-2963 or Qualifying Haltered, Free, Trophy Steers, & Youth. SEPTEMBER 27-29 • Tulsa State Fair, OK Ford Dealers Arena, Tulsa Fairgrounds, Tulsa, OK. Entry Deadline September 1st. Submit entries to www.tulsastatefair. com (online only). Contact David Edwards at 918-557-0364 or dledwards. Qualifying Haltered, Free, Trophy Steers, & Youth. SEPTEMBER 28-29 • East Coast Longhorrn Futurity and Sale, Culpepper, VA. Bear Davidson (540) 687-0050/ or Dan Huntington (715) 853-7608/ SEPTEMBER 29-30 • East Texas State Fair, Tyler, TX. Entry Deadline Aug. 27th. John & Brenda Oliver 972-937-0556 or Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth, Trophy Steers

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OCTOBER 4-6 • TLBAA Horn Showcase, Lawton, OK. Pam Robison (817)

625-6241 x106 or OCTOBER 19-21 • Llano Western Weekend, Llano, TX. Entry Deadline Oct. 9. Sandi Nordhausen 512-750-1350 / or Bubba Bollier 325-247-6249 / Qualifying Haltered, Free, & Youth. Trophy Steers, Miniatures. OCTOBER 26-28 • Ark-La-Tex Annual Fall Show, George H. Henderson Jr. Exposition Center, Lufkin ,TX. Entry Deadline Oct. 8th. Contact Jessica Wade, 903-948-5194 or Qualifying Haltered, Free, Youth, and Miniatures.


NOVEMBER 2-4 • Heart of Texas Fall Show & Sale, Circle T Resort & Arena, Hamilton, TX. Entry deadline October 12th. Contact Cori Garcia at or 479-381-8331. Qualifying Haltered, Trophy Steers, Youth, Points Only & Miniatures., www. NOVEMBER 10 • Texas Longhorn Fall Select Production, Consignment & Ranch Horse Sale, Crossroads Centre, Oyen, AB. Ron Walker, 403-548-6684, Cell 403528-0200,, NOVEMBER 10-11 • State Fair of Louisiana, Fairgrounds, Shreveport, LA. Entry deadline TBA. Contact Jessica Wade at 903-948-5194 or dubosejessica@yahoo. com. Qualifying Haltered, Free, Youth, and Trophy Steers. NOVEMBER 16-18 • Kaufman Police Association Longhorn Show, Henderson County Fairgrounds, Athens, TX. Entry Deadline Novemeber 2, 2018. Joel Norris (972) 533-4945 or Qualifying Haltered, Free, Youth, and Trophy Steers. Miniatures.

DECEMBER 2018 DECEMBER 7-9 • Edna Winterfest Weekend & Futurity, Breckenridge Event Center, Edna, TX. Merrilou Russell 361-781-4221 or crose@cactusroselonghorns. com. Qualifying Haltered, Free, and Youth. Trophy Steers. Miniatures.

FEBRUARY 2019 FEBRUARY 15-17 • San Angelo Stock Show, San Angelo Fairgraounds, San Angelo, TX. Entry Deeadline January 10, 2019. Dennis Urbantke (325) 656-9321 or dennis Qualifying Haltered & Youth, Youth Points Only, Trophy Steers.

MARCH 2019

MARCH 8-10 • Sulphur Spring “Premium” Spring Show, Hopkins County Civic Center, Sulpjur Springs, TX. John & Brenda Oliver, 972-268-0083, joliver210@ or Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth, Youth Points Only, Trophy Steers. MARCH 22-24 • OTLA Spring Shoot-Out, Payne County Expo Center, Stillwater, OK. Entry Deadline March 8, 2019. Submit entries to Mary Fowler, 345328 E. 1070 Rd., Meeker, OK 74855.. Contact David Edwards at 918-557-0364 or dledwards. Qualifying Haltered, Free, Trophy Steers, & Youth. MARCH 28-31 • Texoma Spring Classic,Red River Sale Barn, Overbrook, OK. Sale hosts: Bob & Pam Loomis, Dale Hunt & Sherrill Caddell, and Chris & Christina Clark. Contact: Dale Hunt 402-214-4851 or Chase Vasut 512-917-8654.

APRIL 2019 APRIL 12-14 • Heart Of Texas Dash For Cash Spring Show, Circle T Resort & Arena, Hamilton, TX. Entry Deadline March 29th. Send entries to Cori Garcia 12439 County Rd. 209, Hico, TX, 76457. Contact Cori Garcia at rafter-m-ranch@ or 479-381-8331. Qualifying Haltered, Trophy Steers, Youth & Miniatures. APRIL 27 • Midwest Longhorn Sale, Winfield Livestock Auction, Winfield, KS. Joel Lemley 325-668-3552 or

MAY 2019 MAY 24-27 • Blue Grass Classic Sale & Futurity, Lexington, Kentucky. Bruce McCarty Promotions,

SEPTEMBER 2019 SEPTEMBER 20-21 • Fort Worth Stockyards Longhorn Auction, Fort Worth, TX. Contact Lorinda Valentine, or 270-996-7046.



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