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February 2015

August 2014


FEBRUARY 2015 VOL. 26 NO. 10

Cover Stories:

32 Breeder Profile: Tom & Linda

Harman - TK Ranch Cattle Co. by Henry King

About the Cover:

What a thrill it is to be a part of this record-breaking family. Our cows have calved to Cowboy Catchit Chex at all the partners’ ranches, and we could not be happier with the results. We had our expectations and the calves have proven to be even better than we hoped. Keep watching these calves, as we think you will be as satisfied with them as we are. Feel free to call or email any of the partners about the calves. Thank you for your interest. - Cowboy Catchit Chex Partners Please see the ad on pg. 19 for more details.

50 Herd Health: Net Wrap

Ingestion Can Create Health Problems For Cattle by Heather Smith Thomas


28 Cold Stress in Cattle by Heather Smith Thomas

Shows & Sales: 42 NTLBA Holiday Extravaganza Photo courtesy of Circle T Longhorns - Misty Tucker


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Departments: 14 President/CEO Letter 18 Officer & Directors 20 A Moment in TLBAA History 22 On The Scene With Amy 26 TLBAA Announcements 38 TLBT Letter 40 News on the Trail 46 Affiliate News 51 In the Pen 52 Herd Management 60 Movers & Shakers 66 Save the Date 71 Ad Index 71 Just For Grins

Notesfrom the Editor This issue is a celebration of the Longhorn herd sires in the industry, and I want to thank all the advertisers who participated in this issue. I hope you will support these advertisers by looking over their breeding programs. Longhorn Weekend approached quickly, and the Fort Worth Stock Show was a true highlight of the event. Thanks to the wonderful Fort Worth Livestock Show staff, the Longhorn show and sale was a grand event. Thank you to all the exhibitors and consignors who made this event possible. Stay tuned for the March issue, as we will wrap up Longhorn Weekend including coverage of the meetings, banquet, sale and shows. The new TLBAA website is moving ahead, and we will be announcing the launch date and advertising rates. So stay tuned!! Don’t forget our social media campaign is under way with our presence on Instagram and Twitter. It was fun being able to send updates throughout Longhorn Weekend. I encourage you to email, fax or mail your comments and suggestions to continue moving the Trails magazine in the right direction for our members and readers. See you down the road...

– Laura Standley

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Regional Correspondents: Lori Beeson • Nolensville, Tennessee | Paige Evans • Kiowa, Colorado | Deb Lesyk • Outlook, Saskatchewan, Canada | Wanda Moore • Sulphur Bluff, Texas | Bodie Quary • Prague, Oklahoma

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Deadline: March 2015 deadline is January 23rd.

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Give your breeding program Frank Anderson Jr. and III 828 South Rosemary Drive • Bryan, TX 77802 (979) 846-8020 • (281) 501-2100 edie.wakefield@gmail.com

Beadle Land & Cattle - Ray & Bonnie Beadle Los Gatos & Hollister, CA (408) 834-0110 • (408) 656-6266 e-mail: Ray.Beadle@kapstonepaper.com

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

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

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

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

Brennan & Michele Potts - Rocking P Longhorns

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

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

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

This space is available for your ranch listing!

a boost with Butler genetics! Frank Anderson Jr. and III 828 South Rosemary Drive • Bryan, TX 77802 (979) 846-8020 • (281) 501-2100 edie.wakefield@gmail.com

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

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

Harrell Ranch-Kent & Sandy Harrell

10905 S. Louisville Ave., Tulsa, OK 74137 (918) 299-6402 • (918) 733-4008 www.harrellranch.com • e-mail: Kent@harrellranch.com Kyle Mathis, Ranch Mgr. (918) 607-1799 • kyle@harrellranch.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

This space is available for your ranch listing!

Happy New Year! As I write this column, I have been thinking about resolutions for the coming year. Not about the typical resolutions such as losing 10 pounds, cutting out sweets from my diet-you know, the kind of resolutions we all usually make. No, my resolutions are focused on TLBAA. I resolve to increase membership and registrations by ten percent. I resolve to make TLBAA events a true showcase and reflection of the I resolve to explore avenue possible to Ah, February! TheLonghorn month of industry. love! Longhorn love! We hadevery a great General Memberincrease the revenues in the TLBAA Foundation, build the Building Fund and ship and Board of Directors meeting on January 16th and I loved the enthusiasm of the work toward the dream of a beautiful and educational Museum.

group. The TLBAA Board of Directors love their Longhorns and this Association and work The staff and Iof are this month’s Weekend! We using believe it tirelessly on behalf theexcited entireabout membership to makeLonghorn positive fiscal decisions sound will be a weekend full of fun, fellowship and the exchange of ideas toward fulfilljudgment and I personally wish to thank them for their dedication to the industry and ingIfthe for the coming year. Itell encourage breed. youBoard’s see yourgoals regional Board member, ‘em you everyone love ‘em!reading this now to make plans to attend. We have an excellent lot of consignments for the Eddie I continue to work tirelessly in writing Wood grantsCowtown and seeking funding for the TLBA Foundation World Headquarters and MuClassic premier Longhorn Sale, more than 100 entries for the seum. This is such an important project andLonghorn one whichportion I have taken heart. The Stock Longhorn legacy a sacred and historical one of thetoFort Worth Show and aisfabulous location for our which should be glorified and honored in amembership permanent home to be seen by more than 3 million people visiting the Fort Worth meeting and awards banquet. Stockyards each year. In honor of a loved one or a beloved Longhorn, please consider becoming a donor at the Builder recogI believe 2015 will be an exciting year for the TLBAA. With the experienced leadernition level! Your gift will purchase an engraved paver to grace the walkways along the headquarters and museum paying tribship of our Board of Directors combined with the dedication and passion for the ute to that loved one. Longhorn breed from our membership, I feel confident my New Year resolutions I am pleased to report that 2014 TBAA will memberships increased by more than six percent over 2013. I believe this attests to come to fruition. the love of the Longhorn breed and the desire to be part of this great organization. We will continue to promote the benefits In your service, of TLBAA membership and look toward a double digit membership increase by mid-year. Happy Valentine’s Day! In your service, Barbara Linke, President & CEO

Barbara Linke, President & CEO

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Home of

Trinity R3 Co-owner Little Ace Cattle Co.

TRIPLE R RANCH R3Ranch@aol.com

San Angelo, Texas

Robert & Kim Richey 325/942-1198

Jim & Carolyn Van Duzee www.JandCLonghorns.com

817-491-1423 China Spring, Texas

Home of

Awesome Alamo BL Night Chex x Hatch’s Candy Cane Horn Showcase Champion DOB: 2/28/04 Awesome Alamo Semen Available


Curtis & Ross Ohlendorf • Lockhart, TX • 512-680-7118


Fisher Ranch Longhorns

Adkins, TX

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TLBAA Regions


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

Secretary: Gary Bowdoin • (254) 640-0844

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

Treasurer: John Parmley • (281) 541-1201

1st Vice Chairman: Craig Perez • (979) 906-0043

Director: Ken Morris • (704) 361-6035

2nd Vice Chairman: Tom Smith • (616) 293-0977

Director: Jeff Jespersen • (780) 966-3320



At-Large Director

At-Large Director

Mark Hubbell

(269) 838-3083 hubbelllonghorns@aol.com

Keith DuBose

(979) 277-2161 kwdubose@gmail.com

(620) 704-3493 chairman@tlbaa.org

At-Large Director

At-Large Director

At-Large Director

At-Large Director

Todd McKnight

John Parmley

(281) 541-1201 john@jspservicesinc.com

(701) 590-9073 smithlonghorns@hotmail.com

Region 1 - Director

Region 7 - Director

Jeff Jespersen

(780) 966-3320 jeffj91@hotmail.com

Lana Hightower

(903) 681-1093 glcattleco@aol.com

Region 13 - Director (308) 750-8384 or (308) 246-5600 tejas@mcintyreranches.com

Region 2 - Director

Region 8 - Director

Region 14 - Director

(704) 361-6035 khaoslonghorns@gmail.com

Ken Morris

(484) 638-0228 nel_tam_hearn@yahoo.com

Nelson Hearn

Region 3 - Director

Chad Smith

L.D. McIntyre

Gwen Damato

(817) 304-1665 diamondglonghorns@yahoo.com

(785) 562-6665 jl.rombeck@outlook.com

Region 9 - Director

Region 15 Director

Jim Rombeck

Tom Smith

(616) 293-0977 tom@widespreadranch.com

Russell E. Fairchild

(254) 485-3434 fairchildranch@yahoo.com

(979) 906-0043 cperz1@hotmail.com

Region 4 - Director

Region 10 - Director

Region 16 - Director

Craig Perez

Scott Hughes

(828) 287-4257 shughes@partonlumber.com

Gary Bowdoin

(254) 640-0844 run4funbow@aol.com

(435) 275-2112 doughuny37@gmail.com

Region 5 - Director

Region 11 - Director

Region 17 - Director

Doug Hunt

Nancy Dunn

(334) 318-0887 nancydunn2010@windstream.net

Larry Smith

(281) 935-2811 texasslonghorns@aol.com

(208) 860-7430 terry@fuhrimanins.com

Region 6 - Director

Region 12 - Director

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

(979) 249-4255 sktorkildsen@gmail.com

Region 18 - Director

Kathy Kittler

CHARLES SCHREINER III* 1964-1967 WALTER G. RIEDEL, JR.* 1967-1969 J.G. PHILLIPS, JR.* 1969-1971 WALTER B. SCOTT* 1971-1973 JAMES WARREN* 1973-1975 J.W. ISAACS* 1975-1977 J.T. “HAPPY” SHAHAN* 1977-1978

Terry Fuhriman

Bill Torkildsen

JOHN R. BALL 1979-1980


BILL ANTHONY* 1981-1982

GLEN W. LEWIS 1992-1995

DR. L.V. BAKER 1982-1984

TIM MILLER* 1995-1998

DR. W.D. “BILL” CLARK 1984-1986



BOB MOORE* 2003-2005

JOHN T. BAKER 1988-1990


(408) 834-0110 ray.beadle@kapstonepaper.com

Ray Beadle




Chairman: Dr. Bob Kropp – (580) 336-0220

Matt McGuire - (405) 742-4351

Mark Hubbell – (269) 838-3083

Dr. David Hillis – (512) 789-6659

Felix Serna – (361) 294-5331

John T. Baker – (512) 515-6730

Russell Hooks – (409) 381-0616









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February 2015


A Moment in TLBAA History

The following information compiled by the TLBAA has appeared in many publications in past years. With the new location of the Horn Showcase in Lawton, OK in 2015, it is appropriate to take a look back at where the TLBAA began.

Lawton, OK: Birthplace of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America Every year since 1943, conjunction with the except for one year during Refuge Sale. About 30 World War II, Texas members gathered to elect Longhorn enthusiasts officers and ratify the attended the annual by-laws. Appropriately surplus Longhorn sale at Charlie Schreiner, III was the Wichita Mountains elected the association’s Wildlife Refuge. They first President, an office would gather to swap tales which he held for three of the trail and buy a few years. head of Texas Longhorns. In order to determine Among these was Charlie what cattle were eligible Schreiner III of Mountain for registration, the new Home, Texas. His association hired Claude grandfather had stocked "Heck" Shrader to visually the YO Ranch with Texas inspect any animal offered Longhorns in the 1870s The first TLBAA Board of Directors (L-R). Front Row: President for registration. Mr. Charles Schreiner III, unidentified, Wilbur Collins, L.M. Tittle. Back and since that time, except Row: Oswald Sauer, Elvin Blevins, unidentified, Arthur Bright, Walter Shrader was about to retire for a few years from 1940 B. Scott, Russell Stanger, Travis Marks. (Photo by Joe Brown) from the Refuge and was to 1957 when Schreiner reputed to have the ability started rebuilding his Longhorn herd, the famous ranch to see a cow years after having seen it as a calf and be able had never been without the breed. At the sale in 1963 to remember its pedigree without seeing a brand or other Harry Pon, from Burns, Oregon, mentioned that he manmade marking to refresh his memory. At $2.00 a might start a Longhorn Association. This sounded like a head, Heck traveled the country inspecting Texas good idea to Mr. Schreiner, but he felt the Association Longhorns. should be based in Texas. The first herd inspected He came home and got the was Schreiner's. Holding cow ball rolling, involving such registration #1 was YO men as Carter McGregor of Carmela, sired by a Peeler Wichita Falls, Texas, an dam and sire, and registered expert in the branding laws by Charles Schreiner III. Bull of Texas, Julian Howard, #1 was YO Sam Houston, manager of the Wichita and Schreiner's YO Big Yeller Refuge at that time and YO Sam Houston, TLBAA's first was designated Steer #1. YO Carmella, TLBAA's first registered cow. Scotty Light, a San Antonio registered bull. Establishing his credibility real estate man. On May 8, and displaying the keen eye 1964, a Certificate of Incorporation was issued by the that had gained him his reputation, Shrader culled State of Texas, officially forming the Texas Longhorn several of Schreiner's proposed Longhorns. That was okay Breeders Association of America. An office was with Schreiner as it established the procedure for the established in San Antonio, Texas. future. Also helping make the registry credible, Julian The first membership meeting of the new Texas Howard of the Refuge agreed to allow the now famous Longhorn Breeders Association of America (TLBAA) was WR brand to be burned into the hide of Refuge held in September 1964 at Lawton, Oklahoma in Longhorns and registered their herd.

Excerpts from the Lawton Constitution and Morning Press, May 17, 1964: “RAPID progress is being made toward the formation of a national organization for the protection of Texas Longhorn Cattle. In the second organizational meeting held recently at the refuge headquarters, a draft of the proposed constitution and bylaws was reviewed and adopted.” “A charter for the organization has been applied for from the State of Texas. LEADERS in getting the association under way include Charles Schreiner, III of San Antonio; Harry Pon, Burns, Oregon; Clark McGregor, Wichita Falls, Texas and Fayette Yates, Marathon, Texas. All have purchased longhorn cattle from the Wichita surpluses in past years.”

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EXTRA! EXTRA! TLBAA Announcements Change in Requirements for Bright Futures Scholarship: (change highlighted in red)

TLBT BRIGHT FUTURES SCHOLARSHIP General Scholarship Information The TLBT Bright Futures Scholarship Program awards scholarships of $1,500.00 each annually to outstanding members of the TLBT who are graduating from high school and looking to further their education. ELIGIBILITY • Youth applicants must be current, paid members of the TLBT for a minimum of three years. • Applicant must be a graduating high school senior from an accredited high school or an approved home school curriculum during the 2014 or 2015 year. • Applicants must have participated in at least one TLBT show each year for the past three years APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS • Each applicant must complete the application in its entirety and must submit it by the due date listed on the application. • Applicants must enroll in either a college, university, or approved trade school within one year following the reward of the scholarship. Applicants have up to four years to use their scholarship. • Each applicant must submit a 400 word essay on the topic given for that particular year. The topic will be listed on the application form. • Each applicant must furnish a copy of a recent report card, evidence of full-time student status, proof of grade level and a copy of a transcript from the high school attended or approved home school curriculum. • Each applicant must submit one letter of recommendation from a teacher or community leader and one from a registered Longhorn breeder. All complete applications will be considered, regardless of applicant’s socio-economic status, race, color, sex, religion, national origin or disability. Recipients will be selected by the trustees of the TLBA Foundation’s TLBT Bright Futures Scholarship Fund and shall be chosen based upon the applications received and funding available for that particular year. Failure of a student awarded a TLBT Bright Futures Scholarship to comply with the scholarship rules as stated herein shall automatically constitute forfeiture of the scholarship monies.

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eather is always a factor in cattle health.

Stressed animals are more vulnerable to stress-related illnesses. Cattle need more care during cold and wet weather. Good management to prepare cattle for winter and minimize these stresses can save or make you money, and reduce the incidence of illness or loss of animals. As days get shorter and weather is colder, body metabolism changes. Feed intake increases and passage of feed through the digestive tract speeds up. Feed requirements for cattle may go up as much as 10 to 15 percent. All of these changes contribute to an increase in heat production so the animal can withstand winter temperatures. Body condition is extremely important during winter. Cows that get too thin during a cold or wet winter suffer more cold stress than fatter cows (since fat serves as insulation and a source of energy reserves). A thin cow must rob body fat in order to keep warm. It becomes a vicious cycle. Calves born to thin cows may be compromised in body condition and immune health, and more prone to disease during their first weeks of life. Calves from thin cows may be born weak, unable to get up quickly and nurse—not getting colostrum soon enough. Cold stress also hinders a calf’s ability to absorb colostral antibodies. Thin cows may not produce adequate levels of antibodies in their colostrum if they have been short on protein. Calf survivability is lower in thin cows, as is the cow’s ability to rebreed. Windbreaks and bedding should be provided during winter storms if you live in a cold climate, so cattle won’t expend so much energy to keep warm. Without bedding, energy requirements in sub-zero weather may increase by 12 to 15 percent on a cold night, just to offset the heat lost when cattle lie on cold ground.


If weather is cold and windy, cows must eat more food to keep warm. If they spend all their time standing behind windbreaks or huddle in a group


STRESS in Cattle By Heather Smith Thomas

to protect themselves from the wind, rather than grazing, they can’t eat enough to maintain body heat. Even if pasture is available, they may not start

Photo submitted by El Coyote Ranch

grazing until temperatures are warmest in midday, and lose weight because they’re not eating enough feed. Under these conditions you may need to feed hay or a supplement early in the day to get them going, and then they’ll usually start grazing. Short days and long nights are part of the challenge in getting cattle to eat enough. Grazing time is shorter, so extra feed may be necessary to make sure cattle eat enough to keep warm and to maintain body condition. They will eat hay during the night but they generally won’t graze at night during cold weather. Cattle need to eat more roughage (forage) to provide calories for heat energy. If they don’t eat enough fibrous feed (broken down in the rumen to produce energy, with the fermentation process creating extra heat), pounds melt off as they rob body fat to create --continued on pg. 30 Texas Longhorn Trails

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roughage she will clean up. the energy needed for You can’t feed that much warmth. With more high quality alfalfa or the total pounds of cow may bloat. Alfalfa for roughage in the diet, beef cows can be lower either as pasture or quality (containing more some additional grass stems/fiber and less leaves) hay or good quality or a grass/alfalfa mix if it’s straw, a cow can keep fed as the primary forage warm—as long as she source, or fed in very small has enough protein to quantities as a protein supfeed the rumen miplement. A small amount crobes that ferment of good alfalfa per cow per and digest the day can augment protein roughage. and mineral/vitamin levels In cold weather, of poor quality roughage high quality leafy alsuch as dry pasture or low falfa by itself is not the quality grass hay or straw, best feed. Even Photo submitted by El Coyote Ranch balancing the diet and enthough it supplies plenty of protein, cal- When it gets really cold, cows do fine if you feed all the poor abling the cow to utilize the cium, vitamin A and quality roughage they can eat and enough alfalfa or supplement poorer quality forage to best other important nutri- to provide the necessary protein for digesting it. advantage. When it gets really cold, cows do fine if you ents, it does not conwhen weather is really cold; they gobfeed all the poor quality roughage they tain enough fiber to provide heat ble it up and stand around shivering. can eat—whether straw or low quality, energy during cold weather. Cattle fed They need more fiber in the rumen to mature grass hay—and enough alfalfa high quality hay as their only forage create heat energy. or supplement to provide the necessary source will lose weight in winter. AlIf a cow is cold, she needs all the protein for digesting it. falfa alone is not adequate for cattle


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Tom & Linda Harman TK Ranch Cattle Company By: Henry King A native of East Texas, Tom Harman grew up, went through high school and played football in the once-booming oilfield town of Longview. Although he never played the game after high school, football and the oil patch have been constants in his life. Following high school, he served four years in the U.S. Air Force, and then earned a petroleum engineering degree from the University of Texas. He has been a rabid fan of his alma mater’s football team, the Longhorns, and doesn’t miss a game unless it is completely unavoidable. It is no surprise, then, that the website for his TK Ranch is football-themed, features colors very close to UT’s burnt orange, and pictures some of the best examples of Texas Longhorn cattle. Tom graduated from UT in 1960 and worked in the oilfield for 20 years before forming an oil and gas operating company in Tyler, TX. After selling that successful business, the Austin area was a logical choice for retirement, so he and Linda built a condo in Lakeway and moved there in 2007. That year also, they bought the first 100 acres of their Fredericksburg-area ranch. Tom and Linda got married 30 years


ago (1984) on the island of Kauai, HI. Tom has a son and daughter by his first marriage, and he and Linda have a daughter together. Their home on Lake Travis is just over a one-hour scenic drive to their ranch gate at 720 Willow City Loop, Willow City, Texas (about 17 miles north of Fredericksburg). They are located at the beginning of the loop and near the metropolis of Willow City which consists of the local volunteer fire department, the general store/post office and Harry's (the local beer joint). “We spent a lot of time in Austin going to UT games,” said Linda, “and always loved the area. Our daughter, Christina, grew up going to UT games, but in the end went to that 'other' school (A&M). After she went off to college, our weekends kept getting longer in Austin until finally we made the permanent move.” Their daughter, Christina, lives in Cedar Park. She has a business degree from Texas A&M and works for an oil company in Austin. Tom’s daughter, Patti, lives in Tyler. His son, Mark Harman, lives in Fredericksburg and is involved in farm and ranch real estate. After making the Austin move, the

Harmans visited Fredericksburg and fell in love with the town. Linda, who never likes to be idle very long, began an adventure of purchasing some B&Bs and operated those for a couple of years. They purchased a small travel trailer to put on their ranch, but that lasted only a short time before Linda told Tom he needed to build a weekend ranch house if he wanted her to visit him. Because Linda was so busy remodeling B&Bs and they had just built a condo in Austin, she was tired of making decisions. They agreed on a sketch of the layout and then Tom and the builder completed the ranch house. Linda saw the house as it was framed, but did not see it again until it was completed and furnished. She showed up with the kitchen furnished, the beds made and a fire going – one of the best surprises ever! She loved all the touches including the giant antler chandelier and the claw foot bathtubs. There is not a single painted wall in the whole house – instead the builder used old tin, cedar wood, and stone throughout. “It is our perfect getaway,” said Linda, “but after beginning the cattle business, we spend about half our time in Willow City. We now have a great two-bedroom Texas Longhorn Trails

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ranch house (with guest house) that I like to call the "house that Tom built." When in Austin, the Harmans attend Riverbend Church, where Linda is involved with the women's ministry and various non-profits. One of the greatest blessings of 2014 was to help complete an orphanage school in Zambia, Africa that their daughter helped to start in 2013 when she was there. “We truly believe that we are blessed and in turn should be a blessing to others whenever possible.” “We stay at the ranch, usually a week at a time,” said Tom. “We have a ranch manager who stays there all the time. Steve Caballero is our ranch foreman and handles the day-to-day operations. He has 20-plus years of management experience which includes cattle, wildlife and habitat renewal. We are happy to have Steve's expertise as we get our facilities established for a first class Longhorn operation.” In 2013, they purchased an additional contiguous 160 acres and then another 226-acre contiguous tract in February, 2014. “We started building our house over there in ’08,” said Tom, “and leased the February 2015

land out to other people to graze cattle. Then we added two pieces of adjoining property, closing on the last piece the first part of 2014.” “We had leased our ranch out before – two guys had Longhorns on it, and we just wanted some Longhorns for our enjoyment. We are on that Willow City Loop, which is a kind of destination for people to come and drive the scenic route because it is such different topography there, and when the bluebonnets are blooming in the spring, it’s just cars after cars after cars coming right by our front gate on that loop. We planted bluebonnets along the loop, and we thought it would be pretty to have the Longhorns grazing there. That was our first attempt at it, then we later thought we need to get some really quality Longhorns. We got rid of those others that we bought, and that’s when we began buying the good ones.” And buy some good ones they did! Sale reports in the Texas Longhorn Trails reveal they were the volume buyers at the Valentine Dispersal, where they bought seven head for $125,200; at the Horn Showcase Sale, they paid $15,500 for Stars on Target from Star Creek Ranch; at

the Hill Country Heritage Sale, they paid $15,000 for the high-selling lot, Pacific Lupin, consigned by Bow Carpenter. “We are proud of our girls,” Tom said. “We study bloodlines pretty closely. With my age (80), I wanted to have something to enjoy right now rather than to wait for it to grow up. We breed quality cattle, so we just jumped in and bought some to begin with. We are enjoying them very much.” They were also busy improving their expanded property, which now totaled about 500 acres. They installed a high fence around 33 acres around the house for their exotics, but most of the ranch is available for the Longhorns to graze. “We did some cross-fencing,” said Tom, “and replaced some old fences that had deteriorated after so many years. We did some cedar clearing and will plant grass where the cedars were cleared. The property includes one pond that we put bentonite in, that holds water well. We’ve got four water wells, and we laid lines for troughs in eight separate pastures.” In spring of 2014, after they highfenced the acreage around the ranch house, they began collecting a menagerie of animals to enjoy and raise. It began


Christmas 2013, when Linda got a pair of miniature donkeys and then Christina gave her a pair of baby orphan sheep which required bottle feeding. By year end, they had acquired a pair each of Dama Gazelles (which just had their first baby), Thompson Gazelles, Axis, Spotted Fallow, Black Buck and even a pair of injured geese that have taken up residency. “They love the cabbage Tom feeds them,” said Linda. “Tom has a theory for all of our animals – they are not fed until they're overfed! Tom hunted in his younger days, but in his "maturity", he is content to sit on the back porch with a glass of wine and watch all of our exotics feed at 5 pm. We plan to sell the offspring as our exotic herd expands, which will hopefully help support our 'habit'.” “Our goal is to specialize in over 80” TTT horns on quality cows with good body conformation and disposition. To reach our goal more quickly, we will be using AI to breed only to the largest and best bulls in the industry.” “Our theme of ‘Go Big or Go Home’ is our focus.” “My whole career was in the oil business,” said Tom. “I didn’t know anything about cattle – we are just learning from the ground floor, trying to get in the game, so to speak.” “We really didn't have a plan as we started out,” observed Linda, “and we had to do a few u-turns. But after Tom connected with several breeders who were gracious with their time and advice, we soon had a game plan. Darol Dickinson and Joe Dowling always had time to talk on the phone.” Starting out, Linda thought this would just be a great project for Tom to stay active. It wasn't long before she was hooked as well. “We would pile up in bed to do our homework with Trails magazine, an iPad to do research and horn projections, spreadsheets and sales catalogs in order to make educated decisions – or at least try.” “Our goal of 2014 was to acquire our foundation cows that would quickly put us in the 80" club. Because we started on this adventure sort of late in the 4th quarter for us, we really didn't have the option to just carry the ball and patiently grow our herd – we had to throw it in the end zone. We were lucky to be able to purchase some great cows from the Valentine Dis-


and brought them to the ranch, and we are doing another program with one of those IVF companies; we are buying the recips through them, and they are doing the guarantee of 90 days pregnancy. We should have a good number there, too.” “While realizing we have lots of Aggies in our Longhorn community,” said Linda, “we will just stick with the general football theme for our website (www.tkranchcattlecompany.com) rather than going all UT. We may run out of ideas, but our first two calves born at TK Ranch have the football theme incorporated – TKR First Down (she was the first calf down at the ranch, and we nicknamed her Uno) and TKR Royal Tuffette (not only do we consider her royalty because she's our first Cowboy Tuff Chex calf, but also after Coach Darrell Royal who Tom had the honor of dining with a couple of years before he died). So we will be throwing in some football names and great names in football (not just UT so as to not offend our Aggie friends!) for all the upcoming calves.” “Needless to say, next fall will be a very active calving season at TK Ranch. Although we have more projects to complete, we are amazed as we look back. This time last year, we did not even own our additional acreage, fencing and pens had not been done, high fencing was just in the talking stage, no animals at the ranch except for our chihuahua, did not own one Longhorn, had never been to a cattle auction, did not have any hired help, had no idea about AI or IVF in the cattle business (thank goodness for Google for all of the new terms!), did not have a website and had not met any of the great Longhorn breeders. It was a great year and we can truly say it was done in warp speed!” “We learned so much from each TKR First Down “Uno” Longhorn event and most importantly met so many amazing, hardworking and honest people.” “Our plans for 2015 include attending as many events as possible, make some touchdowns with some bronzes, figuring out names for all of our new calves (hopefully, girl names!), and sipping some wine on the back porch as the sun sets, watching our circus of animals and thanking the good Lord for how blessed we are.”

persal sale which we were aware of Joe's quality herd and knew that we were buying quality. We also picked up other great cows from Rick Friedrich (River Ranch Longhorns) and Darlene Aldridge, DVM (Star Creek Ranch) who both graciously and patiently answered our endless questions and went over and beyond to help us in every aspect. We have been so impressed with the whole community of Longhorn breeders who have welcomed us and helped us this entire year. We enjoyed touring John Marshall's Blue Ridge Ranch where Bubba Bollier shared his time and tips with us. Tom has enjoyed having conversations with Bob Loomis, who always seemed to have time for a chat even though we know he's a very busy man.” “In the January issue of Trails, TK Ranch is the proud owner of ten of the Cash Cows listed. We are not sure if that is something to be proud of, but it does prove our mission of getting started in warp speed. One of our best purchases was the great RRR Miss Becca 307 who is the dam to John Marshall's JBM Becca II (by WS Jamakizm). She was 87"+ at six years. Our Miss Becca has proved to be for sure a cash cow. She has flushed 2530 eggs consistently and with this one cow, we have used IVF to push our breeding program forward in warp speed.” “Hopefully we will have some good offspring,” Tom said. “We have taken our Miss Becca for in vitro fertilization; we should have several there from some quality bulls. We bought some recips,

TKR Royal Tuffette


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4-time WORLD GRAND CHAMPION TEXAS LONGHORN TROPHY STEER and a 3-time INTERNATIONAL GRAND CHAMPION TEXAS LONGHORN TROPHY STEER, passed away on the Kimble ranch on December 1, 2014. ★ WOW's Longhorn competition lasted 13 years, 1998-2011. ★ In 1998, at the age of 5, WOW was entered in his first World competition, winning WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPION TEXAS LONGHORN STEER. ★ 1999, 2002, 2004 and 2005, WOW won WORLD GRAND CHAMPION TEXAS LONGHORN TROPHY STEER. Winning 100's of top honors in numerous competitions including the San Antonio, Austin and Houston, Edna, Wharton, Roundtop and many other shows. To our knowledge, no other Texas Longhorn steer to date has won as many titles and awards as WOW. Winning in all three categories or color, horn and conformation, WOW was hard to Photo by Gary Lee, beat. WOW had one of a kind, very unique and beautiful color pattern. A multi-colored brindle waterfall hide. Horn Browarny Photography measurements of 8' 2" tip-to-tip and 129 1/2" total horn, weighing approximately 2,100 lbs. WOW was very exciting and thrilling to watch in the show arenas. He would enter the ring with his head and horns held up high with a very proud bold walk. He would always put on a show for the judges and the crowds. In many shows the crowds would go crazy yelling the WOW chant – "WOW! WOW! WOW!" getting standing ovations. “WOW” was awesome!! We always had fun when people didn't know his name. When they saw him for the first time, they would say, “wow”. We would reply, "WOW", that's his name. Or when they asked where “WOW” lived, we would reply “In the Longhorn Hilton, with his own private coastal Pasteur.” All would get a good laugh. Traveling with “WOW” was always very interesting/amazing! People would pull their vehicles alongside “WOW’S” trailer, sticking their heads out and taking photos (at 65 mph). He was a traffic stopper!!! No matter where we stopped, we always had extra WOW cards and cattle cubes for all to feed Wow. Always exciting and so much fun!! “WOW” got his name when Dr. Joyce saw him for the first time. Not long after being born, he waddled up to her. Dr. Joyce said “WOW”, you are gorgeous! IT STUCK!!! Dr. Joyce and “WOW” would go to the area schools/festivals and teach thousands of children the history of the Texas Longhorn. She became known as “WOW’S MAMA!” IT STUCK!! “WOW” and Dr. Joyce loved parades. With “The Eyes of Texas” blaring from our sound system, the Texas and USA flags blowing in the wind and “WOW” banners covering our truck, “WOW” would hold his head up proudly for all to see him. He was THE STAR!! (with Dr. Joyce smiling and waving with tears of pride and joy flowing down her face). Dr. Joyce and “WOW” had a very special bond. A truly amazing friendship, understanding and respect for each other. After digging through a sack of cattle cubes to pick out the longest one, Dr. Joyce would hold that cube between her teeth. “WOW”, a 2,100 lb. Texas Longhorn steer and would very slowly and carefully walk up to her and proceed to take that cube out of her mouth into his mouth, for a treat. Now that's what you call a WOW KISS! Dr. Joyce so loved WOW and he loved her!!! “WOW” so loved and respected by our family that Dr. Scott had a 24/7 surveillance camera installed in “WOW's” pen so Dr. Scott could watch him to make sure “WOW” had everything he needed in his last months. WOW had all of our hearts!!! “WOW” was world renowned with visitors from Japan, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Switzerland, Australia, Canada, Spain, Mexico, etc. “WOW” welcomes travelers into Karnes City with two large highway signs. We loved sharing “WOW”, always trying to be available at a moment’s notice to give “WOW” tours. Wow was home bred and raised in Karnes City. His sire and dam also owned by Drs. Joyce, Janis and Scott Kimble, owners of Kimble Cattle Company. Whether “WOW” had a cameo appearance in the TV series “Life After People”, episode 8; a photo shoot for a book cover, calendars, newspapers or magazines; or had numerous articles written about him, “WOW” never let it go to his head. He always remained “WOW”, Dr. Joyce’s BABY!!! Wow was an incredible GRAND CHAMPION TEXAS LONGHORN TROPHY STEER!! He was much loved and will be truly missed. As one of the Longhorn breeders said, “WOW” was the epitome of the Traditional Texas Longhorn Steer! The Kimble’s express special thanks to Dr. Cook and Kathy Patton for all of “WOW’s” veterinary care for 21 years. Thanks to Mr. Sean O’Brien, and Mr. Benhardt Ahrens for helping with “WOW” whether at home or shows. Thanks to the TLBAA, the TLBAA staff and our Longhorn breeders and friends. Drs. Joyce, Janis and Scott Kimble Kimble Cattle Company


The following bull class results were not correct in the December Trails Magazine and the Non-Haltered Show results were not included. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.




5/10/2008 Breeder: Dave Hodges


4/12/2007 Breeder: Joel Dickinson

TRAIL DUST 40 x DUCHESS 03 Owner: Lin Torgerson, HAVRE, MT

2. DRAG IRON 18/7



102.8125" 8/13/2008 WYOMING WARPAINT x TCC SMOKEY DONNA Breeder: Gary & Teresa Bowdoin Owner: Bowdoin - Bowdoin Partnership, CRAWFORD, TX 4. CONCEALED WEAPON 98.875" 11/18/2007 SHARPSHOOTER 542 x HORSESHOE J EXAMPLE Breeder: Jimmy L. Jones Owner: Alexandra Dees, HARPER, OR 5. EL VALENTE ECR 98.5" 10/31/2008 HUNTS COMMAND RESPECT x DELTA CAROL Breeder: El Coyote Ranch Owner: El Coyote Ranch, KINGSVILLE, TX 6. HUNTS BOLD COMMANDER 89.8125" 5/26/2007 HUNTS COMMAND RESPECT x HUNTS RODEO COKECHERRY Breeder: Doug Hunt Owner: Hoosier/ Hunt Partnership, WASHINGTON, IN


2014 Horn Showcase

NON-HALTERED SHOW RESULTS CLASS 66 NON-HALTERED FEMALES July – August 2013 1st place – Max’s Victorious Secret – owned by Dreamcatcher Ranch CLASS 68 NON-HALTERED FEMALES March – April 2013 1st place – Becca’s Pride – owned by John Marshall 2nd place – BL Lady Layla – owned by Bob & Pam Loomis CLASS 70 NON-HALTERED FEMALES October – December 2012 1st place – TS Sierra Angelina – owned by Terry & Sherri Adcock CLASS 71 NON-HALTERED FEMALES July – September 2012 1st place – DCR Diamond Rio – owned by Dreamcatcher Ranch 2nd place – BL Red River Cowgirl – owned by Bob & Pam Loomis CLASS 72 NON-HALTERED FEMALES April – June 2012 1st place – 7 Bar Brandys Heaven –owned by John Marshall 2nd place – MBC’s Chocolate Bar – owned by Mike Bassett CLASS 74 NON-HALTERED FEMALES September – December 2011 1st place – BCR Sarasassie Claire- owned by Suzanne & William Torkildsen 2nd place- CV Fantom’s Twlight – owned by Buffalo Gap Longhorns CLASS 75 NON- HALTERED FEMALES May – August 2011 1st place – Regarded Grace – owned by Suzanne & William Torkildsen CLASS 77 NON-HALTERED FEMALES 1st place – Requistite Star – owned by Suzanne & William Torkildsen GRAND CHAMPION NON-HALTERED FEMALES Requistite Star – owned by Suzanne & William Torkildsen RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION NON-HALTERED FEMALES Becca’s Pride – owned by John Marshall CLASS 83 NON-HALTERED STEERS January 2010 – Oct. 2012 1st place – JTW Billy Gun – owned by J.T. Wehring 2nd place – SS Kawliga – owned by Alexzandria Rivera

Texas Longhorn Trails

Dear TLBT Members, The active show season is just about to begin! Spring is a very busy time of year, but also very fun. I think that most of us would agree that getting out and about with all of our seasonal activities including Longhorn functions, never fails to be exciting. I wanted to give a big thanks to all of the youth members and advisors who showed up to the General Membership meeting that was held at the Fort Worth Stock Show a couple of weeks ago. The next General Membership meeting won’t be until World Show this summer, where we will elect new TLBT officers and directors. For those of you who would like to get more involved in our youth association, I encourage you to run for a position. Most of what we have to do is creative thinking: coming up with new ideas for fundraisers or ways to get the membership more involved. Even if you don’t want to be a TLBT Officer or Director, feel free to share any ideas you have for the TLBT. Maybe it’s a fundraiser you do for school, or a group game you learned at camp. No idea is a bad idea! I also wanted to remind everyone that the youth is raffling off a Kindle Fire to raise money for World Show awards. For every fifteen tickets you sell, you get one ticket free! That could be a free Kindle for nothing more than getting out and fundraising for the TLBT. I hope to see all of you at upcoming shows! As always, stay safe and have fun! Sincerely,

Tarah Moore TLBT President


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Miracle Petree

TLBT Office: Reporter Age: 17 School: Alvord High School Number of Years in the TLBT: 3

Why did you join the TLBT? I joined the TLBT because I saw my friends all showing animals and the North Texas Affiliate donated calves to kids interested in showing. I decided to give it a try and from then on, I have absolutely loved my Longhorns, BUT BEWARE because they are kind of addicting. What are your favorite memories of the TLBT so far? I enjoy the shows where my family and I have to travel and stay in a hotel. I love being in new places and seeing all the sites of that town. Plus, most of our hotels have a pool. How is the TLBT going to help your future career? In my future, I am going to get an Agribusiness degree, and go back into Longhorn cattle. I would like to become a judge and travel, as well as be capable of AIing cattle, helping breeders out around the world with Longhorn beef and letting everyone know what we do in the TLBT. Do you enjoy showing Texas Longhorn cattle, and why? Yes, they might be a pain sometimes, but just the feeling and knowing that the animals need you for everything is a great feeling. Being able to raise them and care for them is the most amazing feeling in the world. What advice would you give to a newcomer in the TLBT? Don’t give up. I realize that sometimes things get hard, especially when you aren’t winning every single show that you go to, but it is all about the experience not just about the winning. Yes, winning is fun, but it is the lifelong friends you will never forget. Texas Longhorn Trails

NEWS On the Trail... Longtime Resident Gives a Home on the Range to Longhorn Cattle

Story and Photos Courtesy of Mark Waite, Pahrump Valley Times While Americans are digesting their turkey dinners on Thanksgiving, there’s a few locals who prefer beef. Texas Longhorns have a home on the range on the south end of Pahrump, where longtime developer Hollis Harris is raising a herd of 20 cattle on Bond Street. “We had a little 30-acre piece on the end of Homestead. We were farming a little alfalfa on 15, 20 acres,” Harris said. “Dan (his son) and I were farming it to protect our water rights. There was 75 acre feet of water.” Harris invited Agee Spidel, a retired Texas oilman who brought 22 head of Longhorn cattle to Pahrump a few years ago and was having to feed them hay, to lease his property to temporarily feed them. “When he got his alfalfa all planted he wanted to move the cows back and I said, ‘Agee, I don’t want you to move,’” Harris said. “I said I like them and I tried to buy his whole herd. Then he wouldn’t do it. But he sold me about half of them, plus the bull, which was a good deal.” The herd increased to 26 head in the past few years, Harris said he sold off a few head during an auction in Bakersfield, Calif., for $500 apiece. Mexican cowboys like to purchase a whole cow for barbecues, he said. “The price of beef is way up,” Harris said. “Feed has gone out of sight as far as buying hay, but most of the beef cattle are raised on pastures and dry land farming fields and stuff and they go to markets. But there’s a real demand for beef. Farmers are also on the opposite end, corn prices are down, so consequently the feed lots have a lot of incentive to buy these cattle and put them on corn feed.” Harris said he’s raising Longhorns because he likes the look of them and they deal well with the local climate. “They’re a beautiful cow,” Harris said. “They’re a hearty cow, they’ll eat anything. They’re good foragers, you know they come from Texas where they have lots of droughts and lots of open fields and they’re survivors.”


For Harris, 83, who first moved to Pahrump in 1963 from Five Points, near Fresno, Calif., it marks a re-entry into the cattle business. Harris said he formerly owned 110 head of cattle on his 650-acre farm, black angus and white herefords, but sold them off in the 1970s to help pay off a $450,000 loan from the Production Credit Association. “We also started subdividing because we were becoming a bedroom community of Las Vegas,” he said of Pahrump at the time. “I got enough money to pay off PCA.” Harris copied after longtime Pahrump rancher Tim Hafen, a resident since 1951, who was the first to begin subdividing. Harris said he subdivided 320 acres and sold off two and a half-acre lots for $3,000, but Preferred Equities Corporation was getting $7,000 to $8,000 for one and a quarter-acre lots. Harris’ subdivisions are Desert Trails subdivision, Jocelyn Estates and Thousandaire Estates. He donated the 30 acres where Desert View Hospital now sits. On a trip to see his beloved Longhorns, he pointed out a favorite named Tom Jones, after the singer. Tom Jones is a prominent bull Harris estimated weighed about 1,600 pounds and is kept in a separate pen. Harris loaned Tom Jones as a stud to fellow rancher Chuck Price, who raises some Longhorn cattle on Gamebird Road, but said the big bull almost tore up Price’s pen. “He’s not too friendly at times,” Harris said. Tom Jones sported a Longhorn rack Harris estimated was about 75 inches from tip to tip and looked menacingly at a reporter taking his picture. Tom Jones fathered a calf named Delilah, after a Tom Jones song. “He gets along better with me than he does with anybody else for some reason,” Harris said. “I will breed him to some of the unrelated calves that are out there, maybe.” Besides the beef, the animals are prized for their horns. Harris said the

Hollis Harris feeding his Longhorns.

horns on Tom Jones can fetch $400. “The big push on Texas Longhorn people is to grow very long horns,” he said. “They developed a very good pedigree.” Harris feels at ease walking in the pasture with his Longhorns. He was feeding them chunks of alfalfa Wednesday morning. One Longhorn already had a healthy head of horns, at only 18 months old. “Look at their horns … aren’t they beautiful? He’s just 3 years old,” Harris said, feeding Stars and Stripes Command, a Longhorn sired from a bull named Star Base Commander. One calf was named Don Juan, after his brother who died a year ago. “I love it. I really feel good. I haven’t got anything to do. It gives me something to do. I come here every day,” Harris said. Since buying his original herd of Longhorns, Harris said he bought a bull and a heifer a few years ago from the Star Creek Ranch in Texas, recently named the breeder of the year in the Lone Star State. “Some of these Longhorns, the Star Creek Ranch owner had a heifer calf that sold, she was not quite two, but she sold for $36,000,” Harris said. But don’t ask Harris whether he’s making a profit. It’s all a labor of love for his Longhorns. For the American worried about cholesterol, Harris pointed to an article in Texas Longhorn Trails, the official publication of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America, which said registered Texas Longhorn lean beef has 61.5 milligrams of cholesterol and 4.5 grams of fat for a 3.5 ounce serving. That compares to 76.6 milligrams of cholesterol and five grams of fat for a similarsized serving of turkey and 90 milligrams of cholesterol and 20.7 grams of fat for ground beef. Texas Longhorn Trails


Holiday Extravaganza

John T. & Betty Baker, Liberty Hill, TX.

Wrap-Up Photos and Story Submitted by Scotty O’Bryan


ith a total number of entries coming in at just over 430, the 2014 Holiday Extravaganza was one of the ler Lindsey, biggest Texas Longhorn events of the Ty el, MS, Laur winter to attend. Exhibitors brought their getting ready halter trained animals from as far as Ala- for show day. bama, Oklahoma and South Texas to compete for taking home some of the $4,500 in premiums. With opportunity for the exhibitors abundant, the NTLBA Holiday Extravaganza turns 75 percent of the profits over to fund the NTLBA Senior Scholarship. It was a fun, family filled weekend and was a great get-away to be a part of. Samuel Faske in the show ring. On Friday, December 12th trucks and trailers started rolling in with excited kids and prize animals, the best combination. Immediately the air was buzzing with excitement as acquaintances reconnected and wash racks started filling up. Not much time to spare, after every animal found a spot to call home for the weekend, it was time for the first of the weekend’s three TLBT shows. After a quick free pizza dinner, everyone took off to get the leather halters on the cattle. Starting at 7:00 the points only show was off to a start. Judging the first show was Mr. Ronald Blum. Mr. Blum did an exceptional job sorting the cattle and exhibitors. Ending the night with showmanship were division champions Avery Roesler, Clara Holson, Shelby Rooker and Kalli Winters at the midnight hour. Starting off early the next morning, with the longest day of the weekend, was the premium paying TLBAA Open Haltered show. TLBT member Josh Vinson lead the crowd in a quick morning prayer and the day was off! Mr. Jacob Lange was the morning’s judge and was able to keep the day on pace. He certainly had his work cut out for him as the Holiday Extravaganza had approximately 100 head entered. He named his champions and immediately following was the first ever Haltered Miniature Texas Longhorn show. There was only one class of six, but the miniatures were impressively represented, and SL Win the Confetti owned by Dave and Althea Sullivan took home the first Grand Champion Haltered Miniature Longhorn award. Promptly after was the haltered Trophy Steer Show, in which we were honored to have Fort Worth Herd’s Trail Boss Kristin Jaworski make her show ring debut exhibiting Rojo.


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Up next was the second TLBT Points Only Show of the weekend. Not missing a beat, every youth eagerly brought their best to the ring for the judge and TLBT alumni, Ms. Shelby Rod. We were glad to see a familiar face come back to the Texas Longhorn scene, and Shelby did an excellent job! Shelby started the youth The John Chase show with the Pee Wee showmanship class and family, Fort it was great to see families come together to Worth, TX. watch. The day breezed by as the youth were able to compete at their second chance of the weekend to qualify their animals for the TLBAA World Show and add to their TLBT Hall of Fame points. After the show finished up, there was a quick North Texas Longhorn Breeders Affiliate meeting, followed by the annual barn party hosted by the Wise County families. A night filled with fun, Chinese gift exchanges and the branded bench auction kept everyone entertained until it was time for bed. Up and at ‘em on Sunday morning, the TLBT Premium show was here! Ring stewards Jessica Johnston, Rachel Remmele and Maggie Salem kept the 130 premier Texas Longhorn entries flowing seamlessly for the day’s judge, Mr. Stephen Custy. The day started with a quick morning service in the stands by Eric Smith, followed by riding steer guru Janice Henize carrying in the flag while Liz Nessler sang the National Anthem. After the female portion of the show, the inaugural Larry Barker Award presented by Ryan Culpepper and Scotty O’Bryan was introduced and awarded to Tina Cook for continually providing opportunity for others, while seeking no recognition, a fitting reflection of Larry Barker’s character. Shortly after the award presentation the day continued with the bulls, steers and ended with the showmanship classes. After a long, but fun filled weekend everyone loaded their trailers and headed home. With excitement from unloading, to buzz in the air as load out was happening, the weekend was certainly one to brag at home about for everyone. Champions were crowned, giveaways won and several breeders were able to pay for their gas from their winnings. The Holiday Extravaganza was certainly what it promised, a fun atmosphere, filled with opportunity. The weekend was not possible without the sponsors, exhibitors, prize donors and many volunteers who made the weekend one for the books. We cannot wait for next year. Texas Longhorn Trails


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$5,000-Grand Champion Trophy/Steer Perpetual Trophy

• One-page, full color ad in Trails • One year Breeders guide in Trails magazine or one year listing in Breeders Directory on TLBAA web site • Full page ad in World Show program • Four (4) Tickets to TLBT Youth Banquet • Two (2) 4’x6’ banners in show arena • Permanent plaque on trophy • Special recognition/announcements throughout the Show-in media and press releases

$4,000-TLBT Youth Banquet Sponsor/Grand and Reserve Buckle Sponsor (10 available)

• One-page, full color ad in Trails • Six (6) months Breeders Guide in Trails Magazine or six (6) months listing in Breeders Directory on TLBAA web site • ½ page ad in World Show program • Four (4) Tickets to TLBT Youth Banquet • One (1) 4’x6’ banner in show arena • Special recognition/announcements throughout the Show-in media and press releases

$3,000-Trail Boss (12 available)

• ½ page, full color ad in Trails • Three (3) months Breeders Guide in Trails magazine or three (3) months listing in Breeders Directory on TLBAA web site • ½ page ad in World Show program • Two (2) Tickets to TLBT Youth Banquet • One (1) 4’x6’ banner in show arena • Special recognition/announcements throughout the Show-in media and press releases

$2,500-Point (5 available)

• 1/3 page, black and white ad in Trails • Three (3) months Breeders Guide in Trails magazine or three (3) months listing in Breeders Directory on TLBAA web site • ½ page ad in World Show program • Two (2) Tickets to TLBT Youth Banquet • One (1) 4’x6’ banner in show arena • Special recognition/announcements throughout the Show

$1,200-Barn Party Sponsor (2 available)

• 1/3 page, black and white ad in Trails • ½ page ad in World Show program • Two (2) Tickets to TLBT Youth Banquet • Special recognition/announcements throughout the Show-in media and press releases • One (1) 4’x6’ banner in show arena

$850-Top Hand (4 available)

• 1/6 page, black and white ad in Trails • 1/3 page ad in World Show program • One (1) month Breeders Guide in Trails magazine or one (1) month listing in Breeders Directory on TLBAA web site • Special recognition throughout the Show • One (1) 4’x6’ banner in show arena

$500-Bronc Buster (10 available)

• 1/3 page ad in World Show program • Two (2) Tickets to TLBT Youth Banquet • One (1) 4’x6’ banner in show arena • Special recognition throughout the Show


• 1/6 page ad in World Show Program • Two (2) Tickets to TLBT Youth Banquet • Special recognition throughout the show

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The Northwest Longhorn Association will be holding our annual meeting in February, with the day & time to be decided. Wow, it is so great to hear that so many of our members and friends in the Longhorn industry did so fantastic at the Horn Showcase, from right here in the Pacific Northwest. So many thanks to member Alex Dees, for hosting the measuring event at their place in Harper, Oregon. Wishing everyone a prosperous and happy new year for 2015.

GHORN N O L T WES NORTH SSOCIATION A Sheryl Johnson President j5longhorns@yahoo.com

Jackie Barcot and Lauren Wiens.

Judge, Richard Spooner, with youth participants from the 2014 Spokane Interstate Fair: Ryan Johnson, Chance Kearney, Keith Tramm, Sarah Tramm, as well as two of Sharon Wien’s granddaughters, Jackie Barcot and Lauren Wiens, who helped the youth during their show.

Howdy from the NTLBA! It's been a long time, but we are bound to keep you up to date with the latest news beginning in 2015. First, thank you to all our current members for making this affiliate shine. Are you not a member? Please join us by emailing Scotty O' Bryan at sjo_07@hotmail.com or catch us at the next show! Speaking of shows, Ryan Culpepper and Scotty O'Bryan just coordinated a show definitely worth talking about. It took place this past December and was the Holiday Extravaganza hosted in Decatur, Texas. We had over 430 entries, paid $4,500 in premiums, and raised $2,000 for next year's premiums. Thank you to all the volunteers behind the scenes! A lot of firsts took place at the event that are sure to make it in the history books! The very first Haltered Miniature Al Vinson Longhorns were shown and did their best to impress. Also, the very first Larry Barker award was presented President to Ms. Tina Cook. Congratulations! In case you don't know, Mr. Barker is the General Manger for the Autobahn al@flyingvlonghorns.com Youth Scholarship Tour, and words cannot describe what an incredible individual he is. Then, the Ft. Worth Herd made their first debut showing haltered steers in the open show. What an impressive sight to see! It must be mentioned, that this show gives the youth an opportunity to earn points on all three days of the event. Way to go youth for your hard work! Ending the event's news, you must know that a NTLBA board meeting was held, where Scotty O'Bryan was elected President of the NTLBA. Congratulations Scotty, and we know with your help there are great things to come! Wishing you The first Larry Barker Award was awarded to Tina Cook in Youth participants at the Longhorn dreams and green pasture wishes! recognition of her efforts and humble attitude of providing NTLBA 2014 Holiday opportunity for all those around her. Congratulations Tina! Extravaganza, Decatur, TX.


Do you know what time it is? It’s time to start preparing for the 2015 Cattle Baron's Sale! Get your cattle ready to go! The sale will be held February 27-28, 2015, at the Mid-Tex Livestock Auction facility in Navasota, TX. It will be lots of fun, you can meet new people and see old friends! This is a sale you don’t want to miss! For you livestock showmen, the TLBGCA’s Spring Show 2015 will be held at Miracle Farm in Brenham, TX, May 8th-10th. It’s at a new place, but it is still the same great show it is every year! If you have never been to this show, we encourage you to participate. It is a lot of fun with friends, family, and cows! Don’t miss out on the great opportunity to enter! For those of you who have attended in the past, try to make it again this year; the TLBCGA is working hard to make this show even better as they do every year! Your attendance and support will be greatly appreciated! As some of you know, the TLBGCA had their Second Annual Fall Show which was held on October 11, Rick Friedrich President 2014, in Pasadena, TX. There was a great turnout with 107 entries! If you have never been to this show, look forrick@riverranchlonghorns ward to it next year. There are many benefits to this show; entry fees for the Youth Show are prizes. You are asked to bring one prize item for each animal you enter. That’s it! How great of a deal is that? Being that everyone must bring one prize per animal, EVERY kid walks away with a prize! What do you have to lose? Look for updates on when this show will be next year and be sure to send in your entries! The TLBGCA appreciates the amount of support they receive from you wonderful Longhorn Breeders; without your support we wouldn’t be able to do what we do! --continued on pg. 48



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--continued from pg. 46 The East Texas Longhorn Association sends its sincerest hope that 2015 has gotten off to a productive start for all our Trails readers! On December 13, 2014, ETLA Youth President, Haley Calhoun, took Grand Champion in the Texas Longhorn Division of the Dash for Cash Livestock Show in Athens, TX with her heifer, Red Texas Mirage. This is an annual show for heifers, steers, goats and lambs, sponsored by the Henderson County Livestock Show Supporters in their effort to raise funds each year for premium sale “addons” at their spring show. Circle the date of April 25th for an innovative ETLA “Progressive Ranch Tour.” We will soon be identifying four locations where we will take everyone by caravan and visit with each ranch owner who will also present a brief seminar on some aspect of Longhorn production that has been of significant impact upon his/her own program. Watch for more details to come!


We had a great show in Edna with so many beautiful animals to look at. Thanks to the judges and volunteers that took time out of their weekend to come down and help us make this show a great success. The weather was beautiful and fun was had by all. We still have 3 more shows coming up. We hope everyone is planning to attend our STLA sponsored show San Antonio Livestock Show-Feb. 13th-14th. Where we will have all the usual youth shows and a free division. Then our show in Austin on March 27th-28th and finally Rockdale 3 day show-April 17th-19th. Rockdale is the only one we do not have free division. So, put those beautiful un-haltered cows standing around out in the pasture in a trailer and give them a trip to town. Lots of fun!! Go to STLA.ORG for more detail.

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Net Wrap Ingestion Can Create Health Problems For Cattle By Heather Smith Thomas


growing number of cattle producers are discovering the risks for cattle when leaving net wrap or twines on big bales (hay/straw) when feeding the bales, or when using a bale processor (hay buster) to chop the forage as it is being fed. The net wrap or twine can accumulate in the rumen and interfere with digestion, and the cow loses weight. Some of them eventually die, but the producer may not know the reason unless the rumen is examined during a post-mortem exam. Steve Hughes, a Montana rancher with about 1500 cows, discovered this problem a few years ago after sending some cull cows to a local meat processing plant, where the net wrap in the rumens was discovered. “Sometimes when a cow is a little thin or lame we don’t send them to market, but have them butchered at the local plant to sell on the rail. It’s not a big plant, probably killing about 30 cows per week. We take some of our cows there if they get a little age on them and are getting thin. Some that we’ve taken there in the last few years shouldn’t have been as bad as they looked,” says Hughes. “The guy that runs the plant is a good friend of mine. He found the net wrap in the rumens, and saved some for me to look at. This was about 2 years ago. In one cow’s rumen there was probably a mass of net wrap about the size of a 2-gallon bucket. It wasn’t in every cow we killed at that plant, but certainly enough to make us


realize that the cows are eating it with their hay,” he says. “We use hay-busters, grinding big round bales with those as we feed them out in the pasture. Most of the net wrap gets chopped up with the hay, but some gets through the machine and doesn’t stay on the flails. It

Mass of net wrap found in rumens.

goes out with the feed. We feed a lot of cattle and use 3 hay-busters for the winter feeding. We clean those every day, burning the net wrap that gets caught in the flails or pulls out of the drum, but some probably goes out with the hay,” says Hughes. “We feed about 30 tons of hay each day, so for us to take off the net wrap before we put the bales in the machines would be nearly an impossible task. After we discovered the problem in the rumens, we tried removing the net wrap first, and did it for a while, but it was difficult to get all the net wrap off and still be able to feed all the cows and get done before dark. Our daylight hours in the winter get pretty short. We couldn’t afford the time, and couldn’t get the job done—couldn’t get enough hay fed in time. So we had to quit taking it off,” he says. “The net wrap is great to bale with because it is quick. But often when you take it off before feeding, the bales tend to fall apart a little on the outside and you have a mess and are losing some of the hay—and losing some of the efficiency of having the net wrap in the first place. You just about have to leave it on until it is fed,” he explains. This is a dilemma. “I’ve talked to people who feed big bales this same way (chopping it up) that were baled with twine. The baling twine will do the same thing over time, accumulating in the rumen, because you can’t get rid of all the twine. It’s not just a net wrap problem, but it may show up

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FEBRUARY Herd Management Guide SPRING Calving: 1. As females near parturition and lactation, nutrient requirement for energy, protein, minerals and vitamins increase substantially. Two-thirds of fetal growth occurs during the last three months of gestation. Prepartum nutrition of females has been shown to also influence colostrum (first milk) production, subsequent calf viability and liveability, weaning weights and percent of calves actually weaned. During the last 30-60 days of gestation, it is recommended that females consume 1.8 -2.0 pounds of total protein daily from grass and supplemental feeds to insure adequate fetal development and first milk production. 2. During the first 3-4 months of lactation, a 1000 pound cow with average milking ability (producing 10 pounds of milk daily) requires 11.5 pounds of energy, 2 pounds of protein, 0.06 pounds of calcium, 0.05 pounds of phosphorus and 36,000 international units of vitamin A per day. Warm season pasture grasses are dormant until mid-April and provide most of the energy needs, but limited protein, phosphorus and Vitamin A. Sufficient nutrients must be supplied to the lactating females in the form of protein and/or energy supplements, as well as mineral and vitamin mixes to meet their nutrient requirements. If pasture grass is plentiful, but dormant and poor in quality during this time of year, then protein is generally your first concern. A 1000 pound cow in good body condition with average milking ability should generally be fed at least 1.5 pounds of crude protein (CP) from a protein supplement, depending upon the protein value and availability of the dormant pasture grass. Feeding 3-4 pounds of a 40 percent CP supplement, 4-6 pounds of a 30 percent CP supplement or 68 pounds of a 20 percent CP supplement per head per day should be adequate to meet most protein and energy needs. Choice of appropriate supplement (20 percent CP, 30 percent CP or 40 percent CP) should be based upon the cheapest source of protein. Price per pound of protein may be determined by dividing the cost per pound of protein supplement by the percentage of crude protein in the supplement. A source of salt, as well as a good commercial calcium:phosphorus mineral mix with added Vitamin A should be available on a free choice basis. If your cows are thin in body condition, then feeding supplemental hay plus higher levels of a low crude protein, high energy range cube (20 percent crude protein) will provide increased intake of vital nutrients. If pasture grass is limited due to overgrazing or poor rainfall during summer, then energy is your first concern. Feeding a medium (8-10 percent crude protein) hay free choice plus 2-3 pounds of a 20 percent CP supplement daily or approximately 15-20 pounds of a high quality (15-17 percent crude protein) hay per head per day will provide an excellent source of energy and protein for the females. If winter pasture is available, then the females should not need additional energy or protein supplementation.


3. Even though Texas Longhorns are known for calving ease, difficult births may arise. Check first calf heifers (due to calve) and pregnant cows daily for possibility of calving difficulties. Once fetal membranes (water sac) have been expelled and ruptured, assistance should be provided if calf delivery has not occurred within 30-60 minutes. 4. Colostrum consumption during the early hours of a calf’s life is essential for passive absorption of important antibodies needed for protection from disease. Absorption of antibodies found in colostrum ceases after 24 hours after birth; therefore, a newborn calf should receive at least 2 quarts (5-6 percent of birth weight) in first milk within the first 6 hours to insure adequate antibody protection. Commercial sources of colostrum may be purchased or the first milk from other cows may be frozen for later use. Many females, especially first calf heifers, do not produce sufficient colostrum and there is no way of knowing how much the calf has nursed. Baby calf scours are typically the result of inadequate consumption of colostrum during the early hours of a calf’s life. Clean calving areas and proper attention to the newborn may reduce exposure to disease organisms and reduce incidence of scouring problems. 5. Dip navels of newborn calves in a 7 percent tincture of iodine solution when you happen to be there shortly after birth as a preventive measure of navel ill problems. 6. At 12-14 months of age, vaccinate replacement heifers with intramuscular IBR/BVD (modified live virus), a 7-way Clostridial booster, 5-way Leptospirosis, and vibrosis at least 60 days before breeding. Consult a local veterinarian on vaccine types and other vaccinations recommended in your area. Deworming is recommended prior to spring grass. 7. Evaluate the growth of your yearling heifers as well as first calf females. The goal should be to have your yearling heifers weigh 65 percent of their mature weight by first breeding (1415 months of age) and have a weight of 85 percent of their mature weight, including the weight of the fetus, prior to calving at 23-25 months of age.

FALL Calving: 1. Continue supplemental feeding program until good spring grass is available and calves are weaned. Lactating cows grazing dormant range grass require approximately 3-4 pounds of a 40 percent range cube or 6-8 pounds of a 20 percent range cube daily to meet their protein requirement. If winter pasture is available, forage intake should be sufficient to meet nutrient requirements of lactating females. 2. Remove bulls after a 90 day breeding season. A February 20 breeding date will result in December 1 calves. For a fall calving program, September, October and November calves are most desirable. 3. Consider limited creep feeding (16 percent crude protein) for calves nursing older cows, first calf heifers or any calves needing additional nutrition.

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“What the cost to us is, with more frequently just because the losses from rumen probof the greater amount that a “These cows can’t digest enough feed lems, I have no idea because cow might ingest,” he says. (can’t eat as much because the rumen we’ve never kept track of the “What happens with the net wrap is that the longer is already partly full) and can’t properly number of cows we think have ingested the net wrap, or how they are eating some of it, the digest the feed that’s in there, and they many are poor doers because more it tends to accumulate of it. I like feeding with the in the rumen, and it takes up lose weight. “ hay-busters and I like the netspace in there,” says Hughes. wrap, but occasionally we have These cows can’t digest “We always have a few big square a cow that doesn’t do well and this is enough feed (can’t eat as much bebales for emergencies, because if we one of the drawbacks we have to deal cause the rumen is already partly full) have a breakdown with the haywith. A few years back, before we used and can’t properly digest the feed busters and can’t get the feeding done, the net wrap, we probably had fewer that’s in there, and they lose weight. we can put big squares on a feeding problems, but now we have to try to Feed efficiency is greatly reduced and truck. But to switch over and go weigh the advantages and disadvanthe cow becomes less productive and strictly to big square bales isn’t feasitages,” he says. is often culled at an earlier age than ble for us. We put up 6,000 tons of “Before this problem, an older cow she would have otherwise. hay so we can’t just change everything that didn’t breed back we’d get a de“The net wrap is plastic and just because of one situation. The big cent price for her. Then when we doesn’t degrade in the rumen; it stays square balers are expensive and what couldn’t sell them that way because there and tends to accumulate. If you would we do with the equipment we they’d gotten too thin, and sell them only have a few cows you can probaalready have? I like the way the hayon the rail, we’d lose at least half the bly take time to remove the net wrap busters feed (the efficiency, and how value of the cow because of the loss of or twines before you feed the bales, well the cows clean up the chopped up body condition. It’s not a monumenbut for us it just doesn’t work to take it hay, wasting less of it). You can stretch tal loss because all the cull cows aren’t off. We’ve talked about going to a difyour hay amount by 10 to 15% by havthat way; I think some just ingest more ferent feeding system, like big square ing hay-busters. So this is a real net wrap than others.” bales, and taking the twine off,” says dilemma,” he says. Hughes.

Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America and Foundation Capital Building Campaign – TLBAA Headquarters and Museum How can I as a member be a part of this important and historic endeavor and help make this new home for the TLBAA a reality? As you may know, TLBAA has long sought a permanent place to call home, a place where we can continue to serve this peerless cattle breed and fulfill our mission. We have the blueprints, permits and a location we already own. Now all we need is you. We cannot do this without your support, TLBAA members and friends. This will be your opportunity to preserve the legacy of a breed that has made more history than any other breed of cattle in the civilized world. It’s been a long time coming, but we’re finally getting there, thanks to your help. Join us in preserving the legacy of the one and only Texas Longhorn. Below you will find donation levels to consider and we hope you will join us in this important and historic endeavor. In addition, those who donate cattle and or items to the building fund campaign to be sold to raise funds for this project will be recognized under the appropriate level. FOUNDERS $250,000+ • Name on gold plated branding iron designed exclusively for the building’s showcase. One for you and one for display in the museum. • Naming opportunity in the building. • Special invitation to the Grand Opening preview reception and tour of the building. • Recognition in the Texas Longhorn Trails, the official publication of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America. Leaders $100,000 to $249,000 • Name on silver (gifts of $150,000-$249,999) or bronze (gifts of $100,000-$149,999) plated branding irons designed exclusively for the new building. One for you and one for display in the museum. • Naming opportunity in the building. • Special invitation to the Grand Opening preview reception and tour of the building. • Recognition in the Texas Longhorn Trails, the official publication of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America. Benefactors $25,000 to $99,999 • Name on a belt buckle designed exclusively for the new building. One for you and one for display on the museum’s Wall of Honor. • Naming opportunity in the building. • Special invitation to the Grand Opening preview reception and tour of the building. • Recognition in the Texas Longhorn Trails, the official publication of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America.


Patrons $10,000 to $24,999 • Name on a plaque designed for the new building’s Wall of Honor. • Naming opportunity in the new building. • Special invitation to the Grand Opening preview reception and tour of the building. • Recognition in the Texas Longhorn Trails, the official publication of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America. Supporters $1,000 to $9,999 • Name acknowledgement on the new building’s Wall of Honor. • Naming opportunity in the building. • Special invitation to the Grand Opening preview reception and tour of the building. • Recognition in the Texas Longhorn Trails, the official publication of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America. Builders $100 to $999 • Special Invitation to the Grand Opening. • Recognition in the Grand Opening program. • Name recognition on a brick paver. • Recognition in the Texas Longhorn Trails, the official publication of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America.

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

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

Ace Cattle Co. | Terry & Sherri Adcock | Darlene Aldridge, D.V.M. & John Parmley - Star Creek Ranch Alft’s Longhorn Acres | Allison & Dunaway | Amon G. Carter Foundation | Frank Anderson Jr. Anonymous Donation | Kenneth Archer | Ark-La-Tex Longhorn Assn. | Avery Mays Construction | B & C Farms B. J. Barnhart Ranches | John T. & Betty Baker | Lisa Baker | Dr. L. V. & Pat Baker | Randi & Jeannine Baker Tom Barnes | Bar Cee Longhorn Ranch | Ray Beadle | Minford Beard | Mikeal Beck | Charles Belen B. Eugene Berry, M.D. | Mark Strever Blackwood | Blair Ranch | Levi & Brittni Blake | Don Blansitt | Gary Bloomer Clare Bogart | Mimi Bogart | Ray Bohy | Bubba Bollier | Larry Bond | Mrs. Larry Bond | Gary & Teresa Bowdoin Joe Brisbois | Curtis Bruner | Brush Creek Ranch | Bullard Ranch | Butler Breeders | Donald & Annette Butts Ken Caldwell | Riemer & Marcia Calhoun, Jr. | Ronnie Campbell | Richard D. & Cheryl Carlson | Bow Carpenter William B. Cary | W.C. Cheatham | Chris & Christina Clark | Darryl Clark | Robert Douglas Clark W.D. “Bill” & Shirley Clark | Clear Fork Ranch | Dan O. Coates | Dan W. Coates | Tom Cochran | Bob Coffee Roger Cole, D.V.M. | Mary Colgan | Moe Collins | T.W. Comer | George Conly | John M. Copeland Don Corley | Dustin & Missy Cothern | Richard & LuAnn Crist | Billy & Molly Crozier | Bob Crow Crumpton-Cunningham Partners | Joe Cunningham | Shirley Crystal | Cuerno Largo Cattle Co. Palmore Currey | Carl Curry | Dick & Cheryl Curry | Jim Curry | Billy D. & Delynn Davis | James Davis Gene & Eileen Day | Brandon & Easton Dean (Paver) | Shad & Betty Dean (Paver) | Mrs. Ted Derryberry Alexandra Dees | JoAnne & Jim Dickens | Richard Dimon | Darin & Dawn Divinia - Diamond D Ranch Claude H. Dixon | James P. Dodds | Frank Doherty | McKenna Donovan | Warren & Cathy Dorathy Double R Acres | Stephen A. Douglas, Jr. | Dow Longhorn Ranch | Wallace E. Downey | Dreamcatcher Ranch DuBose/Semkin Partnership | A.E. & Laura DuBose | Keith & Tina DuBose | Donley & Carol Duerksen Neil & Paula Dugger | El Coyote Ranch | Bernard Esunas | Evans Cattle Co. | Dave & Billicarole Evans Shirkie Evans | James & Pia Eyman | Richard James Filip | Allan Finch | Howard Fleming Bobby & Linda Fletcher | Rick & Tracey Friedrich | Fuhriman Cattle Co. | Wilford Fultz | G-C Longhorns G R Ranch | Gerald Galipp | Asa & Joan Gamble | Ron & Donna Garison | Gene Garrett Judge Thomas & Nola F. Gee | George J. Gerst, Sr. | Don Gibson | Mark Gilliland, M.D. | Golden Spread TLBA Malcolm & Connie Goodman | Tom & LeAnna Graham | Tom & William L. Graham | Lucas Graywolf Cecil Guinn | Dot & Dick Hansen | Sidney Hanson | Sidney Hanson, Sr. | David L. or Robert W. Harcrow Doyle Harrell | Harrell & Sons Cattle Co. | Kent & Sandy Harrell | James Hazelton | C.W. Hellen


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C.W. Hellen, Jr. | Don Henderson | Gary Henry | Donald E. Herrmann | Dr. Gene & Lana Hightower Verlon Hilburn | Jerry Hodge | Ruth & Johnny Hoffman | Dan Hoffmeyer | Mrs. M.P. Hoiness | Hattie Holbein Holland Farms, Inc. | Linda C. Holt | Hooks Longhorn Ranch Erin Hornbrook | Rufus Low Hoyd | Hubbell Longhorns Bill & Elizabeth Hudson | Scott Hughes & Jessica Morris | Ken Humphrey | J.B. & Mitzi Hunn | Edith Isaacs J.W. Isaacs | ITX Longhorns, LLC | Greg & Sandy Jameson | Mrs. Judy Jenkins | Jerry Cook Ranch Jeff Jespersen & John Jespersen | Mrs. Johnson | Joe Paul Jones | Justin Boots | K & M Plastics | Alex Kash Gus Kash | David Kelley | Carl Lee Kemp | Kaso & Lisa Kety | King Ranch | Glenn King | Robert R. King Kathy Kittler | Jack Klutts | Kropp Cattle Company | Scott & Nichole Kruse | Joel & Tamara Kuntz Lloyd (Speedy) La Fond | Bernard & Bette Lankford | T.E. Laughlin | Arthur B. E. Lauman | Mike Leak Joel & Shirley Lemley | H.C. Lewis | Bob & Pam Loomis | Rosemary & Bill Lourcey | Dick & Peg Lowe Kathy & Denny Lux | Mike & Kim MacLeod | James Maddle | Mrs. Harry H. Magee | Ron & Barbara Marquess Maudeen Marks | Travis & Jeanne Marks | John Marshall | Ronald J. Martens | Donald Martin Max L. Massengale | Watt Matthews | Red & Charline McCombs | W.C. & C.R. McCowen L.D. & Debbie McIntyre | Todd & Kelli McKnight | Michael McLeod | Ricky McLeod | Jack McManus Susy McQueen | Meridian Longhorns | Joy Merritt | Meshell Farms | Betty Baggett Mille Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller | “Money Maker Bull” | Money Maker Bull Project | Moore’s Longhorn Ranch Jean Moore | Ray & Bernice Moore | Terry R. Moore | Morgan Davis Publishing Co. | Morris/Hughes/Adkins Partners Edward L. Moses, Jr. | Mountain & Plains Texas Longhorn Association | John R. Mower | Joe Mueggenborg James Munster II | Steve Murrin | Nacogdoches TX Longhorn Sale | Bill Nash | Sandra K. Nordhausen North TX & OK Longhorn Assoc. | David & Jo Anne Norwood | Oklahoma Texas Longhorn Assn. Open Triangle Ranch | Jack Orem, Jr. | L.R. Orsburn | M.C. Overton II, M.D. | Marvin Overton Marvin Overton III | Chris & Lisa Parker | James R. Parkey III | Mario & Bernadette Pedroza | Doug & Sally Pence Craig Perez | Hoyd Perryman | Jack & Betty Phillips | J.G. Phillips, Jr. | John G. Phillips III | Charles Pilling, Jr. Don & Rhonda Poe | Ponder Boot Company | Gary L. Pratt | Odell Pugh | Mrs. Charles Pyle | Red Mill Ranch Edward Reese | Karen Baker Renfroe | Dennis Rhoades | Rio Vista Ranch | David Ritchey | Troy Robinett Dick Robbins | Jim & Becky Rombeck | Neil Ross | Robert & Kim Richey (Triple R Ranch) | Safari B Ranch Lemon Saks | Terry L. Sales | Ruel Sanders | Majorie Sapp | Brad Scherer | Stan Searle | John Sellers Paul & Judith Sellers | B.R. Sells | Col. & Mrs. Ben H. Settles | Shamrock Land & Cattle, LLC | John Shivers Robert V. Shultz | Robert M. & Kathryn Simpson | Singleton Springs Longhorns | Dr. William Smith M. Gregory Smith | Charley Snyder | Richard & Linda Spooner | Sour Fork Land & Cattle | Roland Stack David R. Starkey | Larry & Toni Stegemoller - T L Longhorns | Nancy Stevens | Doug & Sandy Stotts Mr. & Mrs. Joe E. Stroube | Dave & Althea Sullivan | Randy D. Sullivan | Raymond Taggart | Buck & Goldie Taylor Donnie & Marilyn Taylor | Jake & Katrin Taylor | Taylor’s Texas Longhorn Ranch | Teinert & Koch Longhorns Texas Women Western Artists | Thate Cattle Co. | Mrs. Lera Thomas | Corine Thompson | Dora Thompson Thelma Thompson | Thurmond Longhorns | Stanley Tidwell | Suzanne & William H. Torklidsen, M.D. Marcy Toy | Tri W Longhorn Cattle Co. | Trip Longhorn | Triple R Ranch (Lowe) | Jennifer Tyler Underwood Longhorns | James D. Vann | Joe & Lorinda Valentine | Vida Nueva Ranch | Paul Vinsant Ron A. Walker | Ed & Sandy Warren | Wes Watson | James R. Weed | Ty Wehring | Col. Fraser E. West Westfarms, Inc. | Western America TX Longhorn Assoc. | Larry & Carol Whipps | Cheryl Whiteman Johnnie Wickham | Donald & Sharon Wiens | Marianne B. & Gordon K. Willms | Winella Publishing Randy & Marsha Witte | Eddie Wood | Woodson School Ranch | Worthington National Bank | M.P. Wright III Wright Texas Longhorn Ranch February 2015



Ricky McLeod Dora Thompson Meridian Longhorns Mark and Tina Stewart Kathy Kittler Cahill Ranch Ken & Charlotte Beler Henry Detweiler Ricky J Smith Khaos Cattle Company Robert Fenza Jody Shaw Rolling M Longhorns Bruce and Carol Curtiss B T Farms Rick Bogle Clinton Bezan Scott Simmons Sunsation Longhorns William Wick Bill Froehlich Tom A. Smith Anna & Alexander Leichtenstern Chris & Jan Taft F. Clay Tillman III Hoosier Longhorns Shawn & Cathy Norton Victorea Luminary Whitley Family Properties, LLC Willow Rock Farm Arch Acres Jackson Longhorns Mark Hubbell Ann Gravett Bryan Curtis Danny D. Guffey Glenn Cook Hudson Longhorns James Patrick Jim and Patty Gladden J L Longhorns Larry and Charlotte Gribbins Mary Grace Moffitt Triple R Ranch Dickinson Cattle Co., Inc. James & Lynette Haltom

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Ron & Barbara Marquess David Oppegard Frank Anderson, Jr. Susan Burton Doug and Sandy Stotts John Stockton Kurt Twining Harman Ranch, LLC Roger & Jacqueline Garlitz


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Registrations and Transfers from December 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014 Division B (cont.)

Matt & Sarah Vuskov Allen & Suzanne Perry Mike Crawford & Pam Watkins Guthrie Creek Longhorn Cattle Pelt Farm MB Longhorns Robert & Maria Whitaker Star Creek Ranch Ruth & Kyle Zschiesche Moss Longhorns Shana L. Miller Tom and Cay Billingsley Thurmond Longhorns Mike and Kim MacLeod Vida Nueva Ranch El Coyote Ranch Vincent T. Girolamo Schumacher Cattle Company Bow Carpenter James K. Turner Green Planet Ranch John Oliver Hollis Jefferies Dale and Linda Smith Johnna Williams Hickman Longhorns, Inc. Lazy JP Ranch Ronnie & Jackie Mullinax Nathan Schumpert David & Susan Bissmeyer Steve and Rene Azinger Homestead Farm Y.O. Ranch John Marshall Andrea & Dick Stewart Rio Vista Ranch Annie Morgan & Steve Bell Wyona & Vance Ballard Billy and Kim Cooper Rocking 'O' Longhorns Chris & Charland Burton Deer Creek Longhorns Crossed T's Cattle Company Dwight and Patricia Pollard David and Linda Mills Michael & Audrey Cline Diamond D Ranch Brian Brett Dreamcatcher Ranch Rick & Tracey Friedrich Dreamweaver Ranch Stephen P. Head Federico X. Galvan The Cattlerack Ranch Greg and Carol Walter Front 30 Ranch Hacienda PBT, LLC Carla Payne Hal and Carole Griffin Chris and Chantal Pittman Janie Blackwood David & Lynda Bradley JDub Squared Ranch Diamond T Holdings, LLC Jerry Richie James & Amy Roesler John & Diann Chase Jeremy and Tina Johnson John Gary & Robin R. Blocker Jo & Dagmar Schaab John & Kelly Yeates Johnny L. Ray J.T. Wehring Michele Reed Larry & Meloney Ferguson Ron Skinner Ohlendorf Land & Cattle Co., LLC S. Ann Wight Pat & Stan Ivicic Stephen and Peggy Lee Pisces Partners L.P. Terry and Sherri Adcock Richard James Filip Terry & Willene Wells Rick & Janis Brooks The 3E Ranch Samuel DuBose Tom & Maurice Gibbs Sandra K. Nordhausen Bernard Lankford La Trinidad Cattle Company Suzanne & William H. Torkildsen, M.D. Triple R Ranch Mark & Laurie Witt W.A. (Al) Vinson Charles Castro William Burton David Ritchey H.C. Carter Jayme Templin Falcon Division C John Miller Kent & Sandy Harrell John & Rebecca McCammon Joseph M. Graham Kimberly Lee Parker Justin Hansen Kris Michalke Peterek Kevin & Jodi Bryant Kyle Brian Jenne Conner Scheer Larry and Paula Reck Ray, Kale & Julie Williams Lloyd (Speedy) La Fond

Division C (cont.) T & M Longhorns Carole Muchmore Dave Hodges 507, LLC Bill Murray Keenan & Charlane Shotkoski Wesley Earl Watson JB Ranch Billy & Audrey Doolittle Fort Robinson Joel and Tamara Kuntz Mark Gilliland, M.D. Semkin Longhorns Joseph Sedlacek Anchor D Ranch - NAIS Ralph and Christa Simmons Michael & Allison Bose Brink Longhorns Bruce Rose David Roberts Kenneth J. & Valerie J. Webb Nick Noyes Jeffrey L. & Sue L. McMahan David & Kimberley Nikodym Dean L. or Mary P. Horkey Dean M. & Jill K. Wagner Del Vic Farms Jonathan R. Jennings M W Ranch Pamela Kay & Ronald Miller Paul & Taylor Schlecht Rockin' J Longhorns Bob & Pam Loomis James Wesley Ray Lucinda K. Christian Mike and Carole Koss Pleasant Pines Ray Beadle Bernard and Theresa Strong Big Valley Longhorns Bill and Judy Meridith Brett Bartlett Dale & Gina Francisco Dean & Belinda Franke Dirty Spur Cattle Co. Farquhar Financial Cattle Co Fossil Creek Longhorns Heaven on Earth J5 Longhorns Jerry and Gretchen Lotspeich John Murphy Jordan Ranch Kasi Dick Michael D. Clay Toby Johnson Doug Hunt Kevin Mathey

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Save The Date! FEBRUARY 2015 FEB 13-14 • San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, San Antonio, TX. Bubba Bollier (325) 247-6249 or bollier7572@yahoo.com. Qualifying Free & Youth. FEB 27 • Winchester Futurity, Mid-Tex Sale Barn, Navasota, TX. Rick Friedrich (713) 305-0259 or Steve Azinger (713) 823-5371. FEB 28 • Cattle Barons Sale, Mid-Tex Sale Barn, Navasota, TX. Rick Friedrich (713) 305-0259 or Steve Azinger (713) 823-5371. FEB 28-MAR 1 • San Angelo Stock Show, San Angelo, TX. Dennis Urbantke (325) 656-9321 or dennis@thlonghorns.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth.

MARCH 2015 MAR 6-8 • Houston Livestock Show, Houston, TX. Amy Weatherholtz, TLBAA (817) 625-6241 or amy@tlbaa.org. Qualifying Haltered & Youth. Non-qualifying free steers - Up to $6,000 in awards. Limited to the first 30 entries. MAR 13-15 • NTLBA Spring Show, Glen Rose Expo Center, Glen Rose, TX. Contact Al Vinson (254) 592-3035 or al@flyingvlonghorns.com. Qualifying, Haltered, Free & Youth. MAR 27-28 • Oklahoma Spring Shoot-Out, Payne County Expo Center, Stillwater, OK. Steve Quary (405) 567-3093 or (405) 932-5531. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. MAR 27 • Southeastern Winchester Futurity, WKU Ag Expo Center, Bowling Green, KY. Terry King, tklonghorns@centurylink.net or (850) 956-4154. MAR 28 • Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo, Austin,TX. Contact Jason Christa, Show Chair (210) 232-1818 or jchri06@yahoo.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. MAR 27-28 • Hudson-Valentine Spring Invitational Texas Longhorn Sale, WKU Ag Expo Center, Bowling Green, KY. Lori McCarty (817) 991-8825. MAR 27-28 • B&C Show-Me 38th Annual Longhorn Sale, Brookfield, MO. Bill Sayre (660) 258-2973.

APRIL 2015 APR 10-11 • 2nd Annual Blue Ridge Ranch Sale, Llano, TX. John Marshall (713) 398-5024 or Bubba Bollier, Ranch Manager (325) 247-6249. www.blueridgelonghorns.com. APR 11 • NTLA Annual Spring Sale, Broken Bow, NE. Rodger Damrow (402) 423-5441/(402) 560-3224/brdamrow6@aol.com. Delwin Smeal (402) 568-2353. www.cattleusa.com. www.nebraskatla.com APR 11-13 • TLBGCA Spring Show, Washington Co. Fairgrounds, Brenham, TX. Stephen Head (979) 549-5270 or (979) 238-9564. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. APR 17-19 • Rockdale Spring Show, Rockdale, TX. Co-Chairs: Sandi Nordhausen (512) 750-1350 or sandi.nordhausen@gmail.com and Bubba Bollier (325) 247-6249 or bollier7572@yahoo.com. Entries to Bubba by April 8, 2015. APR 24-25 • Midwest Longhorn Sale, Winfield Livestock Auction, Winfield,KS. Mike Bowman (316) 778-1717 or mbowman@wildblue.net. www.endoftrailranch.com. APR 25 • ETLA Spring Meeting, Host: Silver T Ranch, Kurt & Glenda Twining. Contact Lana Hightower (903) 963-7442, (903) 681-1093 or glcattleco@aol.com.

MAY 2015 MAY 1-2 • Red McCombs Heifer and Fiesta Sale, Johnson City, TX. www.redmccombslonghorn.com. Alan & Teresa Sparger, alan@redmccombsranches.com, (210) 445-8798.


TEXAS LONGHORN Coming Events MAY 8-10 • TLBGCA Spring Show, Miracle Farm, Brenham, TX. Stephen Head (979) 549-5270. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. MAY 22-23 • Millennium Futurity, Bell County Expo Center, Belton, TX. Bill Davidson (405) 258-7117 or milflonghorns@sbcglobal.net. www.mlfuturity.com. MAY 29-30 • Red River Longhorn Sale, Marietta, OK. Rick Friedrich (713) 305-0259 or rick@riverranchlonghorns.com.

JUNE 2015 JUNE 3-6 • TLBAA World Show & National TLBT Youth Show, Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth, TX. Amy Weatherholtz (817) 625-6241 or amy@tlbaa.org. Qualifying, Haltered, Free & Youth. JUNE 10-14 • Autobahn Youth Tour presents the Diann Chase Longhorn Scholarship Expo, Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth, TX. Larry Barker (817) 988-6110 or barker@abahn.com. www.autobahnyouthtour.com.

AUGUST 2015 AUG 7 • 2015 Rocky Mountain Winchester Futurity, Elburt, CO. www.rockymountainwinchesterfuturity.com Tom Mattott (303) 663-7841.

SEPTEMBER 2015 SEPT 11-12 • Hill Country Heritage Longhorn Sale. River Ranch, Fredericksburg, TX. Rick Friedrich (713) 305-0259 or rick@riverranchlonghorns.com. SEPT 6 • NRLA Sanders County Longhorn Show. Sanders County Fairgrounds, Plains, MT. Entry Deadline: Aug. 10, 2015. Shannon Kearney (509) 684-2963 or (509) 680-0019, giddyup73@hughes.net. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. SEPT 25 • NRLA Central Washington Longhorn Show. Central Washington State Fair Park, Yakima, WA. Entry Deadline: Aug. 30, 2015. Shannon Kearney (509) 684-2963 or (509) 680-0019, giddyup73@hughes.net. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. SEPT 25-26 • B&C Show-Me Fall Longhorn Sale, Brookfield, MO. Bill Sayre (660) 258-2973.

OCTOBER 2015 OCT 1-3 • TLBAA Horn Showcase, Comanche Co. Fairgrounds, Great Plains Coliseum, Lawton, OK. Amy Weatherholtz (817) 625-6241 or amy@tlbaa.org. OCT 16 • NRLA Nile Longhorn Show. Metra Park Fairgrounds, Billings, MT. Entry Deadline: Sept, 15, 2015. Shannon Kearney (509) 684-2963 or (509) 680-0019, giddyup73@hughes.net. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth.

MAY 2016 MAY 7-8 • Red McCombs Heifer and Fiesta Sale, Johnson City, TX. www.redmccombslonghorn.com. Alan & Teresa Sparger, alan@redmccombsranches.com, (210) 445-8798.

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Bruce E. McCarty Auctioneer Weatherford, TX

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

(507) 235-3467

Quality HEIFERS & HERD SIRE PROSECTS FOR SALE- I have a LARGE herd, so you have lots of variety to pick from! Located approx. 20 mi. off the EAST TEXAS line in Louisiana just below Shreveport. Lots of Hunts Command Respect, McGill Breeding, some ZD Kelly and Grand Slam, etc. Good cows, good babies. I specialize in bulls and am a partner in RIP SAW who now measures 83 1/2” TTT and is a gorgeous color. Several of his heifers and sons for sale. DORA THOMPSON Tel (318) 872-6329 echoofambush@aol.com•www.sandhillsranch.com

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

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Cattle for sale “To God Be The Glory”

joliver@mytocn.com (972) 268-0083

Have a Happy, Happy, Happy Valentine Celebration …and remember our great choices of Longhorns to supplement an existing herd, begin a new one or just surprise that special person on your gift list! ★ Top notch, gentle bulls, bred and open heifers, plus beautiful young cows…many with calves at side. ★ Awesome, big horned trophy steers, 3 yrs and up. They are destined to become traffic stopping pasture art. Very gentle and colorful! To schedule a ranch tour or just talk Longhorns, call:

Dorie Damuth • Flying D Longhorn Ranch Magnolia, Texas • 281-356-8167 281-356-2751 Fax www.damuthflyingdranch.com • dorie27@sbcglobal.net

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


HOME & RANCH REALITY TRIGG MOORE Cell: (254) 396-5592 Ofc: (254) 965-5500 Fax: (254) 965-5532

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


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

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


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A Adcock, Terry & Sherri..............................49, 69 Adkins, Aaron & Clay ..............................FC, 19 Almendra Longhorns......................................67 American Livestock..........................................49 Anderson, Frank Jr. & III................................8-9 Astera Meadows Ranches ..............................69 Autobahn ............................................................5

B Bar H Ranch......................................................67 Beadle Land & Cattle..................................8, 67 Big Valley Longhorns ......................................67 Billingsley Longhorns ..............................21, 68 Blue Ridge Ranch......................................17, 30 Bolen, Brent & Cindy......................................19 Box Z Ranch ........................................................8 Brett Ranch ........................................................68 BT Farms ............................................................68 Buckhorn Cattle Co.........................................68 Bull Creek Longhorns........................17, 31, 69 Butler Breeders ................................................8-9


L Lazy A Ranch..............................................25, 68 Lightning Longhorns ......................................68 Little Ace Cattle Co.............................................8 Lodge Creek Longhorns ................................36 Lone Wolf Ranch..............................................68 Longhorn Sales Pen ........................................55 Lonesome Pines Ranch ..................................16 Loomis, Bob & Pam..................................19, 21

M Mast, Andy ........................................................29 McLeod Ranch ....................................................8 Midwest Longhorn Sale..................................15 Millennium Futurity........................................53 Moriah Farms ..............................................9, 68

N Northbrook Cattle Co.....................................68 NTLBA Holiday Extravaganza ......................43


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Photos for “Just for Grins” are welcome, but they cannot be returned. Send your caption to: Texas Longhorn Trails, Attn. Laura, P.O. Box 4430 • Fort Worth, Texas 76164 or laura@tlbaa.org (Email entries should include address.) Please specify which month your caption is for.

Oliver Longhorns ............................................41

Caballo Bravo Longhorns..............................67 Cattle Baron’s Premier Longhorn Sale ........47 P CedarView Ranch ............................48, 67, IBC Champion Genetics........................................54 P&C Cattle Pens ..............................................23 Circle Double C Ranch ..................................68 Pearl Longhorn Ranch......................16, 17, 69 Cowboy Catchit Chex Partnership ......FC, 19 PJ’s Cattle Company..........................................8 CR Ranches ................................................24-25 CV Cowboy Casanova..................................IBC R CV Max Speed ..................................................48 R & R Ranch......................................................68 Red McCombs Ranches of Texas ................BC D Red River Longhorn Sale................................39 Dalgood Longhorns ..........................................9 Registered Texas Longhorn Beef....................65 DCCI Equipment ............................................54 Rio Vista Ranch ..................................................8 Deer Creek Longhorns....................................69 River Ranch........................................................27 Detweiler, Henry & Rhoda ............................49 Rocking G Ranch................................................9 Diamond Q Longhorns ................................68 Rockin I Longhorns ............................9, 48, 69 Dickinson Cattle Company ............................2 Rocking O Longhorns ....................................17 Double LB Longhorns....................................68 Rocking P Longhorns........................................8 Doug Hunt Longhorns ..................................69 Rocky Mountain Longhorns ..................37, 67 Rolling D Ranch........................................19, 67 Running Arrow Farm ......................................51 E

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Eagles Ridge Longhorns....................................9 S El Coyote Ranch ................................................1 End of Trail Ranch ....................................15, 67 7 Bar Longhorns ..............................................68 Safari B Ranch ..................................................68 Sand Hills Ranch ........................................7, 67 F Sargento’s Hides ..............................................54 Fifty-Fifty BCB ..................................................19 Semkin Longhorns..........................................68 Filip, Richard & Jeanne ................................IBC Sidewinder Cattle Co.........................................9 Fisher Ranch Longhorns ................................17 Singing Coyote Ranch ....................................69 Flying Diamond Ranch..................................67 Silver T Ranch..................................................IFC Foundation World Headquarters & Museum..57-59 Star Creek Ranch........................................23, 31 Stegemoller & Blackwell ................................16 Stotts Hideaway Ranch ..................................68 G Swift Six Ag Works ..........................................23 Gilliland, Mark & Charlene ........................IBC



TLBA Foundation ............................................65 TLBAA Horn Showcase ..................................47 TLBAA Membership........................................72 TLBAA Merchandise........................................62 TLBAA World Show ..................................44-45 Triple R Ranch (TX) ....................................9, 16 Twisted Sister Ranch........................................23

Hacienda PBT, LLC..........................................16 Haltom Hollar Ranch ................51, 54, 55, 67 Harrell Ranch ......................................................9 Helm Cattle Co. ........................................29, 68 Hickman Longhorns ......................................68 Hodges, Dave ............................................55, 67 Horseshoe J Longhorns ..........................FC, 19 Hubbell Longhorns ..........................FC, 19, 29 U Hubbells 20 Gauge..........................................29 Hudson Longhorns ........................................3 Underwood Longhorns..................................67 Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale..........10-13 Husky Branding Irons ....................................54 W

J J&C Longhorns ................................................16 J.T. Wehring Family Ranch ............................68 Jack Mountain Ranch......................................69 Jane’s Land & Cattle Co. ..................................9 Johnston Longhorns ......................................68


Walker, Charlie & Penny ................................55 Walker, Ron ......................................................69 Westfarms, Inc.....................................................8 White Pine Ranch..............................FC, 19, 68 Wichita Fence....................................................55 Winchester Futurity ........................................47 Woodson School Ranch ................................67


Khaos Cattle Company..............................FC, 19 Xcalibur Star Partnership................................23 Kimble Cattle Co.................................................35 King, Terry & Tammy ..........................FC, 19, 67 Y Kittler Land & Cattle Co. ............................51, 67 YO Ranch ..........................................................55

February 2015


“I thought for sure I knew who your father was!”

Merton Hauck, Shelbyville, IL ◆


“You mess with the little one, you mess with meunderstood!” Keith Alft, Jr.

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JOIN US to Help Preserve and Promote the Texas Longhorn Today! the TLBAA has maintained the breed registry and promoted the magnificent breed to as many persons as possible. Today the Association continues to improve and SINCE 1964, expand its services as the number of Longhorn enthusiasts continues to grow.


 State of the art Registration Department to maintain five decades of herd registry.  H.O.R.N.S. – Exclusive online access to keep your herd updated.  A.I. Certified Sires.  Dam of Merit program.


Active, dedicated officers and directors. Dedicated and knowledgeable staff. Network of national and international affiliates. Mail-in voting for regional directors.


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


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


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


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


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

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

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* New Active Membership includes New Member Welcome Package and subscription to the Texas Longhorn Trails monthly publication. Texas Longhorn Trails subscription ONLY rate is $105 US address or $180 (US) foreign address. TLBAA Membership dues may be deducted as an ordinary and necessary business expense; however they are not deductible as a charitable contribution.

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February 2015 Texas Longhorn Trails Magazine  

The Official Publication of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America

February 2015 Texas Longhorn Trails Magazine  

The Official Publication of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America