January 2015 Texas Longhorn Trails Magazine

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Texas Longhorn Trails

January 2015


Texas Longhorn Trails

JANUARY 2015 VOL. 26 NO. 9

Cover Stories:

About the Cover:

30 2015 Cash Cows

Featured on this month's cover is Sugar Britches 8/3 from Hicks Texas Longhorn. As the winter months are upon us, Longhorn cattle will weather the winter storms. Thank you Johnny and Missy Hicks for sharing this winter moment with us.

80 Breeder Profile: Joel Lemley by Henry King


22 Star Telegram Steer Joins Fort Worth Herd by Henry King

46 The Private Treaty Transaction Season

Cattle to Water Themselves by Heather Smith Thomas

by Darol Dickinson

Shows & Sales: 50 Marquess Arrow Ranch Sale 4

54 Frostfree Nosepump Enables 58 Effective Management of

Chondrodysplasia (Dwarfism) by Eric J. Redeker

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Departments: 14 President/CEO Letter 16 Officer & Directors 18 On The Scene With Amy 20 TLBT Letter 24 A Moment in TLBAA History 49 Herd Management 56 Affiliate News 60 News on the Trail 61 In the Pen 62 TLBAA Announcements 64 Movers & Shakers 66 Save the Date 71 Ad Index 71 Just For Grins

Notesfrom the Editor I hope you enjoy the 2014 CA$H COWS feature in this issue. I am astonished with the total number of head and prices these Longhorn cattle received this past year. The 141 total head brought close to 3 million dollars into the Longhorn industry. I want to thank everyone from the different sales and sales management for their help in gathering information for this special section. The February Trails magazine will feature Herd Sires of the Longhorn industry. I hope you will be a part of this issue and promote your bull and breeding program by advertising. Special rates will apply to this issue, so check out page 62 for these prices. The new TLBAA website will be launched in early 2015, and the staff is working hard on the content and design. We will be offering new advertising rates and ad placement options on the website. Stay tuned for more details. Don’t forget our social media campaign is under way with our presence on Instagram and Twitter - check us out! As always, 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. We look forward to the new year! See you down the road!

– Laura Standley

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Deadline: February 2015 deadline is December 22nd.

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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 Happy NewofYear! As I write industry. this column, I havetobeen thinking reflection the Longhorn I resolve explore every about avenueresolutions possible tofor increaseyear. the revenues thetypical TLBAAresolutions Foundation, the Building Fund and out the coming Not aboutinthe suchbuild as losing 10 pounds, cutting work toward the dream of a beautiful and educational Museum. sweets from my diet-you know, the kind of resolutions we all usually make. The staff and I are excited about this month’s Longhorn Weekend! We believe it No, my resolutions are focused on TLBAA. I resolve to increase membership and regwill be a weekend full of fun, fellowship and the exchange of ideas toward fulfillistrations by Board’s ten percent. resolve to makeyear. TLBAA events a true showcase andthis reflection ing the goalsI for the coming I encourage everyone reading now of thetoLonghorn industry. I resolve to explore every avenue possible to increase the revmake plans to attend. We have an excellent lot of consignments for the Eddie enues in the TLBA Foundation, build the Building Fund and work toward the Longhorn dream of aSale, beautiful Wood Cowtown Classic premier more and thaneducational 100 entries Museum. for the Longhorn portion of the Fort Worth Stock Show and a fabulous location for our

The staff and I are excited about this month’s Longhorn Weekend! We believe it will be a weekend full of fun, fellowship membership meeting and awards banquet. and the exchange of ideas toward fulfilling the Board’s goals for the coming year. I encourage everyone reading this now to I believe 2015 will be an exciting year for the TLBAA. With the experienced leadermake plans to attend. We have an excellent lot of consignments for the Eddie Wood Cowtown Classic Premier Longhorn Sale, ship of our Board of Directors combined with the dedication and passion for the more than 100 entries for the Longhorn portion of the breed Fort Worth Show and a fabulous location my for our membership meetLonghorn fromStock our membership, I feel confident New Year resolutions ing and awards banquet. will come to fruition. I believe 2015 will be an exciting year In foryour the TLBAA. service,With the experienced leadership of our Board of Directors combined with the dedication and passion for the Longhorn breed from our membership, I feel confident my New Year resolutions will come to fruition. In your service, Barbara Linke, President & CEO

Barbara Linke, President & CEO



Loomis Longhorn Ranch, Overbrook, OK – 23 This information was inadvertently left out in the December issue of Trails Magazine. We apologize for this error.

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Dear TLBT Members, It’s a new year! I hope that all of you had amazing holidays filled with great food, time with family, and many blessings. With the new year comes new opportunities, and the TLBT is out to take full advantage. One thing that we are doing is raising money for our service project, Children of Fallen Soldiers. To go along with it, our theme is Reach for the Stars and Stripes, which we will decorate the banquet according to and use as a goal as the year goes on. The officers and directors have many fundraisers planned to support this charity, and we ask all Longhorn breeders to help us contribute. We are so honored to help this patriotic association. Another new opportunity that we have is the Kindle raffle. Tickets are available and are being sold by TLBT members. All proceeds raised will help fund our National Youth Show that will be held in the summer. As an incentive for youth to get out and sell, for every 15 tickets a person sells, they will get one free ticket put in the drawing for themselves. The prices for the tickets are one for $5.00, or three for $10.00. That is $5.00 for a chance to win a Kindle Fire HDX! Don’t wait to buy your chance for this great deal. For all the youth members, there will be a General Membership Meeting at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, where we will discuss new ideas, fundraisers and contests. I do realize that most members aren’t heavily involved in the TLBT much past showing, but at this meeting we will discuss some ways that you guys can get more involved, and how beneficial all that the TLBT has to offer you in the long run is. If enough people can get together, we will have a game following the meeting. Until then, I hope that all of you continue having a great show year. As always, stay safe, and have fun!


Josh Vinson

TLBT Office: Treasurer Age: 16 School: Hico High School Number of Years in the TLBT: 5

Why did you join the TLBT? I joined the TLBT after my brother joined. He was having too much fun without me. What are your favorite memories of the TLBT so far? Some of my favorite memories range from winning teen showmanship at world to sitting in the water buckets because it was so hot ouside. How is the TLBT going to help your future career? TLBT can help my future career because it has taught me to provide for something other than myself as well as to prioritize when things need to be done.


Do you enjoy showing Texas Longhorn cattle, and why? I do enjoy showing Texas Longhorns. They are fun animals to be around and are as great companions as a dog.

Tarah Moore TLBT President

What advice would you give to a newcomer in the TLBT? Some advice I would give a newcomer is to tell them to take it seriously, but have fun. Sometimes we get too wrapped up around winning that we forget the most important principals of integrity and character.


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Star-Telegram StarSteer Joins


The Fort Worth Herd was formed in 1999 to celebrate the city’s 150th birthday. Fifteen steers, representing the 15 decades, paraded from Sundance Square downtown, north on Main Street to the Historic Stockyards District. The impact of the Herd was so spectacular that it has become a permanent fixture of the Stockyards. Twice-daily cattle drives and related educational offerings have now become a dynamic tourist attraction. The Herd is a spectacular unit comprised of 16 (another decade, another steer) unique individuals. A series of articles in the Trails has spotlighted individual big-horned steers as retirements and replacements alter the makeup of the Herd. The subject of the spotlight this time, Rusty, had a previous career as the mascot of Fort Worth’s daily newspaper. Kristin Jaworski has been Trail Boss of the Fort Worth Herd since 2002. In addition to the 16 steers in the drive, she manages 16 personnel and 10 horses, plus three steers used as public relations ambassadors and props in an educational program. 15 years of age, N earing his name on TLBAA

registration papers is Red Hot 00, but he has been “Rusty” most of his life. His sire is Country King, his dam Indian Girl 636, his DOB is 1-8-2000, and he was bred by Richard Westfall of Houston, Texas. That’s the official stuff. The most recent of several Star-Telegram steers called Rusty, he was the newspaper’s mascot until donated to the Fort Worth Herd. The transfer of ownership came in July of 2014. A big steer at approximately 1,800 pounds and an impressive set of horns, Rusty was Grand Champion in the TLBAA competition at the 2010 Fort Worth Stock Show. In May of 2014, Fort Worth Herd Trail Boss, Kristin Jaworski, got a phone call from Star-Telegram Publisher Gary Wortel. It was important to find a good home for Rusty because he would be losing his pasture adjacent to the printing plant which the paper was selling. “I knew he was a halter steer,” said Jaworski, “and would


not be a potential cattle drive steer because he was too gentle.” She felt he might be a good fit as a “meet and greet” steer. “He could be involved in our education program, be on site for kids to see, be a part of the traveling crew that goes outside the Stockyards to events, greeting people who couldn’t come to the Stockyards.” Kristin went to visit Rusty with the steer’s long-time handler, Donnie LeGrand. “Rusty had been living the high life in a beautiful green pasture,” she said, “and hadn’t been handled in a couple of years.” But although he had been turned out, he came right up to them, let them put a halter on him, and was very respectful and very gentle. Kristin was very impressed also with his size and horns. “He might be the biggest steer we have – he is just huge! I was very impressed with how gentle he was and that is how we made the determination that he joins the Herd program.” After Rusty joined the Herd in July, there was a transition period where he had to learn his new house and his new barn mates. He was put in a pen with two other halter steers – Rojo --continued on p. 53 Texas Longhorn Trails

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A Moment in TLBAA History Originally printed in the December, 2003 and January, 2005 editions of Trails Magazine

The first listing of Cash Cows seems appropriate as we return to featuring them in this issue for 2014 sale season.

Here’s a look back at the beginning of Cash Cows. Featured below are the first six of 31 that sold at public auction for $10,000 or more. Highlighted are those who sold for $20,000 and more. Take a look at the 2014 Cash Cows on pg. 30 to see how this past year of public auction sales compares.

$35,000 Delta Melva

In the December (2004) issue of the Trails magazine, the TLBAA celebrated the unparalleled success of prices for Texas Longhorn cattle at public auction. To demonstrate that success, animals that sold for $10,000 or more at public auction were listed in the December issue with photographs, prices, consignors and buyers of these “Cash Cows”. The number of animals on the list is up 75 percent from 31 in 2003, to 53 head in 2004. The buzz, created both in and out of the breed, by selling more than 50 Texas Longhorns for five figures in the sale ring, sends a strong signal to those considering Texas Longhorns. Potential breeders catch this enthusiasm and seek cattle priced across the board. This increase in demand has put pressure on supply, spawning a bull market with prices at levels reminiscent of the early 80s--Welcome relief to Texas Longhorn breeders weary of struggling with a depressed market. The Texas Longhorn breed has momentum, excitement and anticipation, which fills the air at sales around the country, replacing the apprehension and reluctance of years past. Along with the explosion in price and demand for Texas Longhorns comes opportunity. Explore the possibilities. The Texas Longhorn industry is healthy, vibrant and open for business.

$28,000 2/20/95

Sire: Emperor Dam: Delta Charlene Seller: Bob & Pam Loomis Buyer: Rex & Vicki Mosser Red McCombs Fiesta Longhorn Sale

$22,500 Full Credit

The Cash Cows of 2004 More Than Just $$$$$


Sire: Coach Dam: Shadylady Seller: McCombs Ranches Buyer: Rex & Vicki Mosser Red McCombs Fiesta Longhorn Sale

Guinnevere B R3 9/7/98 Sire: R3 Dylan Dam: Miss Carmon Dode FM617 Seller: Triple R Ranch (Richey) Buyer: Mike & Debbie Bowman Butler Breeders Invitational Sale

$21,000 JMC P’s Gingersnap 2/13/92 Sire: Phenomenon Dam: Majorette Seller: Ben Gravett/ Bob Wiser Buyer: Rob Fenza Gravett-Babington Sale

$23,500 Delta Roanita


Sire: Emperor Dam: Texas Roanita FM497 Seller: Mountain Creek Longhorns Buyer: Bruce Easterly 2003 Horn Showcase Sale

$20,000 Delta Pia


Sire: Emperor Dam: Delat Dove Seller: Johnnie & Pat Robinson Buyer: Hudson Longhorns 2003 Horn Showcase Sale

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Breeder Profile

Joel Lemley Longhorn Breeder - Auctioneer - Rancher - Husband

Joel Lemley wears many hats, but being the quintessential native of West Texas, many of those hats relate directly or indirectly to ranching, cattle, oilfields and banking. Born in the boom-and-bust-and-boom-again oil town of Midland, Texas, he grew up in neighboring Odessa, Texas, where he went to high school, went to church, met and married his wife of 37 years, Shirley, and where his 90-year-old mother still lives. After completing college at West Texas State University in Canyon, Texas – where he majored in business and marketing –he and Shirley lived in the Amarillo area several years. Their home and business location since 1994 is Blackwell, Texas, between Abilene and San Angelo. “We got involved in family ranch land,” said Joel, “and started dealing in livestock. We had some friends in Midland who wanted to know if we could handle four or five head of their Texas Longhorn cattle until we started getting rain again, and we did.

We had quite a bit of land there in Nolan and Coke Counties, so we took those cattle. We were kind of green to Longhorns, but we started to appreciate how well they did versus our commercial cattle, so we started buying some Texas Longhorns of our own. We eventually got involved in registered cattle because our friends convinced us to use these cattle; they were members of the TLBAA and they introduced us to the Association.” “After we bought our first set of Texas Longhorn cattle we started getting more and more involved with the TLBAA,” Lemley continued. “We joined and started raising them along with our commercial cattle. We had enough areas there where we could do both, and we learned to appreciate those Texas Longhorn cattle. They are very efficient cattle, compared to what we had.” “We breed and raise registered Texas Longhorns in conjunction with our commercial herd,” Joel pointed out, “and we enjoy raising them. We use a lot of AI and we’ve bred a lot of good cattle to some of the more important herd sires and produced some really good individuals. We keep our registered herd down to a controllable 30 or 40 head, using a couple of bulls, but we’ve got a lot of commercial cattle outside of that, so our cattle keep us pretty busy.” “We pretty much run a cow-calf operation, so just about every weanling calf we have goes to the sale barn right after weaning. We create a little revenue doing that and it turns out to be profitable.” Longhorn cows that don’t come up to standards for use in the registered herd are put in Lemley’s commercial herd. The numbers are relatively low, and since not every female is something he would want to use in the Longhorn program, these are used to add value to the commercial herd.

Joel at 2012 TLBAA auction.

“Regarding the auctionthan an officer of the bank eering business,” said Lemto lay their eyes on the ley, “as far as Longhorn cattle equipment. They started are concerned – way, way, using professional appraisway back I had the opportuers, so essentially that is nity to work with Eddie what we are doing. I have Wood. I did a lot of ring done some appraisals for work with Eddie, then in attorneys in Nolan and about 2003, I decided to go Coke Counties. Doing apahead and get my license praisals is a sideline, in adand step forward in that dition to our cattle and business a little bit. We auctions, but it basically started our own business, establishes value, and that Lemley Auction Services, LLC works itself in. We have in 2004, working not only as done a lot of business liqJoel with his wife Shirley in 2005, the year he was appointed to the a professional auctioneer but uidation sales, and prior to Executive Board as First Vice Chairman. Joel had been the Horn Showalso offering a first class Aucthese sales, we try to estabcase Chairman from 2002-2005. Just the year before, in 2004, Joel started tion Management Comlish value of all the assets. his own business, Lemley Auction Services, LLC. pany.” This could be anywhere Lemley currently serves on the Texas Auctioneer Associafrom heavy equipment to restaurant equipment, working tion Board of Directors and was appointed to the Texas Dewith small business loans and business liquidations, and livepartment of Licensing and Regulation Auctioneer Education stock liquidations as well. We try to establish what something Advisory Board. is worth and what we can get for it at auction.” Although heavily involved in the livestock business, Lem“Right now the market is good, people have a little jingle ley didn’t venture into Texas Longhorn cattle sales until a few in their pockets – cattle prices are good, equipment prices are years later. steady, people have good income currently and there is a “I don’t feel comfortable consigning cattle to sales where shortage of really good, solid equipment. Everybody who is I’m actually the auctioneer,” Lemley explained. “From time to involved in that equipment business, sometimes you feel you time, I will consign to sales, try to get some of my very best can get, not necessarily retail value, but what we feel is fair out there, but as a general rule, I try to keep my sales at primarket value.” vate treaty. It’s not that it’s against the law or anything – I just “We do a semi-annual consignment sale out here; people feel uncomfortable doing it.” hire us to do a lot of stuff – sometimes it comes and some“We started offering sales, got involved with estate sales times it doesn’t. We enjoy doing the Longhorn sales as well and business liquidations and things like that, then I had the as the other things we get to do.” opportunity to start my own business here about ten or twelve years ago.” “I do appraisals for banks around here – I’m a member of the Certified Appraisals Guild of America, where we do fair market value appraisals for equipment and livestock – most specifically for Roscoe State Bank. That’s in addition to my auction business – and that works itself in with the auction business.” “I got involved with the heavy equipment business – establishing values for loans. These banks require somebody other

Joel judging Longhorns at TLBAA event in 2010.

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“We offer a full service – we’ve got everything you need to put on a sale, from audio-video equipment to office software. We can turn-key almost everything you need from the beginning to the end. We have all the tools that allow us to do that. When we do outside auctions, we use facilities that have pavilions or something like that. We don’t have a tent yet – we use the facilities that are available.” Joel pointed out that most of their travel is business-related. “That comes with the auction business,” he said. “We get to go all over the country doing this. We’ve worked in Oregon,

Joel with TLBAA’s Rick Fritsche at the 2013 Horn Showcase Awards Banquet.

“That was also about the time I was chairman of the Horn Showcase – from 2002 to 2005 – so I was not only a member of the board, but was also involved in putting together the Horn Showcase in the years it was so successful. While I was Showcase chairman in 2002, we started the Horn Showcase Sale. I’m real proud to say I have been a part of it since 2002 in some form or fashion – as chairman, as ringman, a pedigree reader or auctioneer, so I have been involved in that sale since day one. During that time too, we also started the Premier Heifer Sale that was part of the Fort Worth Stock Show. That is now called the Eddie Wood Cowtown Classic Premier Registered Texas Longhorn Sale.” “In 2005, I was appointed to the Executive Board as First Vice Chairman. We had a lot of events that were going on at that time, and in 2006, I was elected Chairman of the Board and served there until 2007. So I served on that board from 2001 to 2007.” “Some of the things I had a hand in – creation of the Horn Showcase Sale, one of the premier events created by the TLBAA and its staff – I was pleased to work with the people on that board. I won’t take any credit for it, but needless to say I was involved in it. During that time, we developed sponsorship levels so that members could get involved and support the events financially. That was probably

Texas, Colorado, Louisiana, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico – a lot of different places, and a lot of these are Longhorn sales.” While they enjoy doing the Longhorn sales and the opportunity to travel, his appraisal business is fairly local – “We stay pretty Joel and Shirley in 2008 enjoying their time at a TLBAA event. much in this part of the world to do that.” “We recently leased another ranch here in Nolan County” one of the most important said Lemley. “We are sitting on about 10,000 acres right now, things that we did. I measusing a lot of different kind of cattle. The Longhorn cattle work ured a lot of cattle, and we real well on bulls like Limousin and Charolais. Where we are started satellite events is pretty rough country, but these cattle work well in this kind around the country – I of environment. We don’t get a lot of rain here, but Longhorns went to Colorado, Utah Joel conducting a 2010 do well and that makes it easier with these European bulls.” and all over, measuring TLBAA auction. The Lemleys are active members of the North American cattle for the Horn ShowLimousin Foundation as well as the Texas Longhorn Breeders case. The TLBAA also had Association of America. They use cross-bred Longhorns as well sales management that I helped create during the time I was as straight Longhorns in their commercial herd. involved; that has gone by the wayside, but we did develop it “We have some other females as well – we have some Here- during that time. Doing these Longhorn sales is actually what ford crosses, Angus crosses – we use a lot of different animals. got me involved, resulting in the things I do today. The whole But since we already have the Longhorns, we are seeing more experience was good for me, and I hold it in high regard and more Longhorn females in our commercial herd because today.” they work so well.” “We had some tough times, and we all hope those times The Lemleys joined the TLBAA in 1994, and due to his en- are behind us.✪ thusiastic participation and volunteering, Joel became a member of the TLBAA Board of Directors in 2001.


Texas Longhorn Trails

January 16-20, 2015 • Fort Worth, Texas FRIDAY, JANUARY 16 Will Rogers Memorial Center – Cattle Barn 4 8:00 AM – Cattle Move-in

Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM – Board of Directors Meeting 10:30 AM – NOON – General Membership Meeting 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM – Affiliate President Meeting and Other Committee Meetings

6:30 PM – 7 PM – Membership Reception 7 PM – Membership Banquet

SATURDAY, JANUARY 17 Will Rogers Memorial Center – Cattle Barn 4 5:00 PM – Cattle Must be in place

Will Rogers Memorial Center – West Sale Arena 11AM – Eddie Wood Cowtown Classic Sale

SUNDAY, JANUARY 18 Will Rogers Memorial Center – Cattle Barn 4

Hotel Information

Hyatt Place Fort Worth Historic Stockyards - 817-626-6000 132 E. Exchange Ave. • Fort Worth, TX 76164 $119 room rate (Jan. 15th) and $179 (Jan. 16th & 17th) if booked by Dec. 15th (room block-Texas Longhorn Breeders Assn.) Complimentary Hot Breakfast Distance to Will Rogers is 3.8 miles

Fairfield Inn & Suites - 817-335-2000 1505 S. University Dr. • Fort Worth, TX 76107 $129 room rate only if booked by December 26th (room block-Texas Longhorn Breeders Assn.) Complimentary Hot Breakfast Distance to Will Rogers is 1 mile Radisson Fort Worth Fossil Creek - 817-625-9911

2540 Meacham Blvd. • Fort Worth, TX 76106 $99 room rate if booked by December 16th (room block-Texas Longhorn Breeders Assn.) Distance to Will Rogers is 3.8 miles

Spring Hill Suites by Marriott - 817-878-2554 • 888-287-9400 3250 Lovell Ave. • Fort Worth, TX 76107 $139 room rate if booked by December 26th (room block-Texas Longhorn Breeders Assn.) Complimentary Breakfast Distance to Will Rogers is 1.6 miles

1PM – 2PM – TLBT General Membership Meeting 2PM – 3PM – World Show Committee Meeting

MONDAY, JANUARY 19 Will Rogers Memorial Center 9AM – TLBT Youth Show, Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

TUESDAY, JANUARY 20 Will Rogers Memorial Center

TLBAA Year End Awards:

Jack Phillips Award Dave Evans Breeder of the Year Elmer Parker Lifetime Acheivement Mel Raley Rising Star Carolyn Hunter Trails’ Supporter of the Year Movers & Shakers Of The Year Top Gun of TLBAA

5PM – TLBAA Open Texas Longhorn Show, Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

Claim Your Seat! Join your friends and family of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America at the annual End-Of-Year Banquet. This is the perfect time to strike-up new marketing plans for the upcoming year, do some cattle trading and meet new breeders. Have dinner and enjoy the awards ceremony.

Pre-order Banquet Tickets Today for only $35, at the door banquet tickes will be $45. TLBAA office - 817-625-6241 January 2015

Two Sponsorship package options available. Please contact Amy or Barbara at the TLBAA for information.


A look at registered Texas Longhorns that sold for $10,000 or more at public auction in 2014. Just these animals alone sold for a little under $3 million.

M ARROW CHA-CHING ..........$67,000 WIREGRASS MAGNOLIA 09 ....$65,000 D/O MISS GRANDE ..................$64,000 RM MISS KITTY ......................$61,000

2009 Daughter of Top Caliber & CC Cha-Ching

Consignor: Kurt & Glenda Twining Buyer: Richard & Jeanne Filip Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

2009 Daughter of Wiregrass Guns A Smokin & Wiregrass Magnolia 45/6

Consignor: Joe Graddy Buyer: Ben & Ann Gravett Texas Longhorn Legacy Sale X

2008 Daughter of J.R. Grand Slam & D/O Miss K.C. Star

Consignor: Helm Cattle Company Buyer: Bill & Elizabeth Hudson Texas Longhorn Legacy Sale X

2004 Daughter of Gun Smoke & Phenomenon's Classy Lady

Consignor: Mike & Jeanie Casey Buyer: Frank & Michelle Hevrdejs Texas Longhorn Legacy Sale X

KCCI OUTBACK FANCY ..........$56,000 WS STARLIGHT........................$54,000 SPRING INTO STARS................$50,000 HELM TC LAURAS MERCY ......$48,000

2005 Daughter of EOT Outback Bomber & Bibby's Fancy Free

Consignor: Panther Creek Ranch Buyer: Richard & Jeanne Filip Valentine Dispersal Sale

2008 Daughter of Tejas Star & WS Star Bright

Consignor: Tom Smith Buyer: Bill & Judy Meridith Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

2012 Daughter of Star Regard 927 & Early Winter Star

Consignor: Star Creek Ranch Buyer: Bill & Judy Meridith Midwest Longhorn Sale

2010 Daughter of Top Caliber & Wiregrass Laura

Consignor: Brian Brett Buyer: Richard & Jeanne Filip Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

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 February 2014

--continued on pg.33


RIVERFORKS QUEEN OF CLUBS ......$46,000 RZ KELLYS IMAGE ..................$44,000 RRR MISS BECCA 307 ..............$42,000 7 BAR BRANDYS HEAVEN ......$40,000

2006 Daughter of King of Clubs & Horseshoe J Acclaim

Consignor: Panther Creek Ranch Buyer: Jim & Barbara Atwell Valentine Dispersal Sale

2008 Daughter of ZD Kelly & Snowy Maid

Consignor: Richard Carroll Buyer: Mike & Jeanie Casey Texas Longhorn Legacy Sale X

2003 Daughter of Impacts Rear Admiral & My Set

Consignor: Panther Creek Ranch Buyer: Harman Ranch Valentine Dispersal Sale

2012 Daughter of JP Rio Grande x FL Brandys Beauty

Consignor: Davis Green Buyer: John Marshall Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

ECR PHENOMENAL BUG ........$39,000 LEZAWE EOT 8E1 ....................$37,500 SHAMROCK MY WORLD..........$36,000 CADILLAC COWGIRL EOT 004 $35,000

2008 Daughter of Phenomenon & Delta Mudbug

Consignor: El Coyote Ranch Buyer: Ricky McLeod Eddie Wood Cowtown Classic Registered Texas Longhorn Sale

2008 Daughter of Boomerang C P & Tabasco's Lezawe

2010 Daughter of JP Rio Grande & Texana Van Horne

Consignor: Mike & Debbie Bowman Consignor: Panther Creek Ranch Buyer: Bill & Elizabeth Hudson Buyer: Jim & Barb Steffler Midwest Longhorn Sale Valentine Dispersal Sale

2010 Daughter of Cadillac 55 & EOT Outback Super Grande

Consignor: Brent & Cindy Bolen Buyer: Red McCombs Ranches of Texas Midwest Longhorn Sale

DC COWBOY'S ANGEL ............$34,000 CC SHEZ WHIP ER WIL............$33,000 BW EYE CANDY ......................$33,000 CC SHEZ WHIP ER WIL............$33,000

2010 Daughter of Cowboy Chex & BL Angle

2004 Daughter of Coachwhip & Sheza Ditty BL046

2011 Daughter of Hubbells Captain Hook & SC Sweet Chex

Consignor: Frank & Michelle Hevrdejs Consignor: Craft/Filip Partnership Consignor: Steve Gaskill Buyer: Ann Gravett Buyer: McKnight/Gilliland Partnership Buyer: Bill & Elizabeth Hudson Longhorn World Championship Sale Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale Midwest Longhorn Sale

2004 Daughter of Coachwhip & Sheza Ditty BL046

Consignor: Filip/Craft Partnership Buyer: McKnight/Gilliland Partnership Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

GALA SHOW OF STARS ............$30,000 SDR FANTOM'S ALTHA ............$30,000 TCC GRANDE BEAUTY............$30,000 RCR SEBASTIANS RACIE ........$28,000

2008 Daughter of Awesome Viagra & Sarasam

Consignor: Allen/Filip Partnership Buyer: McKnight/Clark Partnership Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

2009 Daughter of BL Fantom Chex & JP Grand Altha 2

Consignor: Panther Creek Ranch Buyer: Ricky McLeod Valentine Dispersal Sale

2011 Daughter of JP Rio Grande & EOT Outback Beauty

Consignor: Bill & Judy Meridith Buyer: Richard Carroll Texas Longhorn Legacy Sale X

2008 Daughter of Sebastian & Racie

Consignor: Mike & Debbie Bowman Buyer: Brent & Cindy Bolen Midwest Longhorn Sale

Doyle Harrell | Harrell & Sons Cattle Co. | Kent & Sandy Harrell | James Hazelton | C.W. Hellen C.W. Hellen, Jr. | Don Henderson | Gary Henry | Donald E. Herrmann | Dr. Gene & Lana Hightower Verlon Hilburn | Jerry Hodge | Ruth & Johnny Hoffman | Dan Hoffmeyer | Mrs. M.P. Hoiness | Hattie Holbein Holland Farms, Inc. | Linda C. Holt | 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

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February 2014

Texas Longhorn Trails


ASOCL BURNING DESIRE ......$26,000 HORSESHOE J CADENCE ........$26,000 BL SUGAR PLUM 844 ..............$26,000 RENEGADES GABRIELLE 169 ..$26,000

2004 Daughter of EOT Outback Hot Shot & GF F-Whiz

Consignor: Helm Cattle Company Buyer: Les, Lane & Lisa Craft Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

2002 Daughter of Gunmans Appeal & Royal Reputation

Consignor: Panther Creek Ranch Buyer: Jim & Barbara Atwell Valentine Dispersal Sale

2008 Daughter of JP Rio Grande & BL Whelming Sugar 502

Consignor: Panther Creek Ranch Buyer: Ricky McLeod Valentine Dispersal Sale

2011 Daughter of Renegade 19/5 & EOT Gabrielle 428

Consignor: Mike & Debbie Bowman Buyer: Richard Carroll Texas Longhorn Legacy Sale X

LC RIO JUBILEE......................$26,000 RZ MERCEDES ........................$24,500 RANGER’S PRETTY LADY ............$24,000 CAROLINA SPIRIT ..................$23,500

2012 Daughter of JP Rio Grande & K.C. Jubilee

Consignor: Oren & Dianna O'Dell Buyer: Scott & Stacey Schumacher Longhorn World Championship Sale

2009 Daughter of WS Jamakizm & SBR Let's Twist Again

Consignor: Richard Carroll Buyer: Trey Whichard Texas Longhorn Legacy Sale X

2001 Daughter of Impacts Rear Admiral & Voodoo Princess

Consignor: Robert Fenza Buyer: Richard & Jeanne Filip Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

2012 Daughter of Grande Safari Chex & Sarcee Fantom Spirit

Consignor: Morris/Hughes/Adkins Buyer: John & Ursula Allen Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

DH STAR ................................$23,000 SITTIN PROUD ........................$23,000 TEMPTING SHIRO TM..............$23,000 GF AWESOME YATES ..............$20,500

2010 Daughter of Tejas Star & Unarmed

Consignor: Dale Hunt & Sherrill Caddel Buyer: Bill & Judy Meridith Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

2011 Daughter of Sittin Bull & M.C. Awesome Grace

Consignor: Craft/Stahl Partnership Buyer: Ricky McLeod Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

2008 Daughter of Aces Cacti TM & Shiro Miss TM

Consignor: Jason Carter Buyer: Mike & Debbie Bowman Texas Longhorn Legacy Sale X

2005 Daughter of GF Heavy Hitter & GF Yucca Flower

Consignor: Red McCombs Ranches of Texas Buyer: Rex Glendenning Red McCombs 35th Anniversary Sale

RRR MISS GLADYS 032 ............$20,500 SL SELENA'S ACE....................$20,000 DG OVERTAKE ........................$20,000 LLL SASSY GIRL ......................$20,000

2010 Daughter of Rio Bravo Chex & RRR Miss Brenda Z 644

Consignor: Panther Creek Ranch Buyer: Harman Ranch, LLC Valentine Dispersal Sale

2005 Daughter of Temptation's The Ace & Day's Selena

Consignor: Helm Cattle Company Buyer: Terry & Sherri Adcock Midwest Longhorn Sale

2004 Daughter of Over Power & Horseshoe J Advance

Consignor: Terry King Buyer: Jim & Barbara Atwell Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

2005 Daughter of Gun Smoke & J.R. Sassie

Consignor: Todd & Kelli McKnight Buyer: Richard & Jeanne Filip Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale


2013 Daughter of CV Cowboy Casanova & CC Shez Whip Er Wil

Consignor: Panther Creek Ranch Buyer: Mark Gilliland, M.D. Valentine Dispersal Sale

2006 Daughter of Maximus ST & Peach Brandy ST

Consignor: Davis Green Buyer: Bill & Elizabeth Hudson Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

2013 Daughter of Cowboy Tuff Chex & LLL Lucky's Cinderella

Consignor: Helm/Mills Partnership Buyer: Helm Cattle Company Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

2008 Daughter of Boomerang C P & Julio's Blade

Consignor: Mike & Debbie Bowman Buyer: Warren & Cathy Dorathy Midwest Longhorn Sale

PRIVATE MEDLEY OF STARS ..$19,000 SOME LIKE IT HAUTE BCB ......$19,000 ALLENS 231 ............................$19,000 EMBRYO ................................$19,000

2011 Daughter of Star Marker & Sequential Stars

Consignor: Star Creek Ranch Buyer: Bill & Elizabeth Hudson Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

2011 Daughter of Working Man Chex & Coopers 167 Lamb

Consignor: Brent & Cindy Bolen Buyer: Ronnie & Jackie Mullinax Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

2007 Daughter of LP Turbulent Winds & Allens Doherty Peekaboo

Consignor: Panther Creek Ranch Buyer: Bill & Elizabeth Hudson Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

2013 Daughter of CV Cowboy Casanova & CC Shez Whip Er Wil

Consignor: Filip/Craft Partnership Buyer: Panther Creek Ranch Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

WS RISING STAR ....................$18,500 WS RISING STAR ....................$18,000 GODIVA PC350 ........................$17,500 SHAMROCK BETTY VAN HORNE....$17,500

2008 Daughter of Tejas Star & WS Sun Rise

Consignor: Panther Creek Ranch Buyer: Harman Ranch, LLC Valentine Dispersal Sale

2008 Daughter of Tejas Star & WS Sun Rise

Consignor: Rick & Tracey Friedrich Buyer: Panther Creek Ranch Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

2010 Daughter of Chisholm 4 & Ms Grand Lali PC104

Consignor: Panther Creek Ranch Buyer: Red McCombs Ranches of Texas Valentine Dispersal Sale

2009 Daughter of Sittin Bull & Texana Van Horne

Consignor: Panther Creek Ranch Buyer: Mark Gilliland, M.D. Valentine Dispersal Sale

CWR DART..............................$17,500 EMBRYO ................................$17,500 SAW A LEGACY ......................$17,500 FRIDAY 13 ..............................$17,000

2010 Daughter of Zabaco & Sarcee Twisted Arrow

Consignor: Wes & Carol Chancey Buyer: Ricky McLeod Texas Longhorn Legacy Sale X

Embryo calf of JP Rio Grande & JBM Miss Becca

2009 Daughter of Buzz Saw & Redman5's Legacy

Consignor: John Marshall Buyer: Brian Brett Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

Consignor: Diamond D Ranch Buyer: Mike & Jeanie Casey Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

2006 Daughter of Hunts Command Respect & Sage Hen 02

Consignor: Winfield Farms Buyer: Darlene Aldridge, DVM Longhorn World Championship Sale

585 GOLDENROD ....................$16,500 RRR MISS RITA J 608................$16,200 SDR RIOS PRINCESS ..............$16,200 AWESOME JAYNIE PC379 ........$16,000

2007 Daughter of 585 Overwhelming Toro & 585 Gold Dust

Consignor: Helm Cattle Company Buyer: Todd & Kelli McKnight Midwest Longhorn Sale

2006 Daughter of WS Jamakizm & RRR Miss Ruby Q 409

2007 Daughter of JP Rio Grande & Hubbells Princess

Consignor: Red McCombs Ranches of Texas Consignor: Rolling M Longhorns Buyer: Bob & Pam Loomis Buyer: Curtis Elburn Red McCombs 35th Anniversary Sale Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

2011 Daughter of Hot Playboy & Awesome Jaynie PC206

Consignor: Panther Creek Ranch Buyer: Harman Ranch, LLC Valentine Dispersal Sale

HELM GRAND DIANNE ..........$16,000 BL FARLAP'S LEGEND ............$16,000 LLL EDITH ..............................$16,000 PACIFIC LAURA 235 ................$16,000

2012 Daughter of Hunts Grand Command & Hunts Respected Dianne

Consignor: Helm Cattle Company Buyer: Bill & Elizabeth Hudson Horn Showcase Sale

2004 Daughter of Farlap Chex & Tri-W Legends A-Do

2005 Daughter of Gun Smoke & JBM Playful Edna

Consignor: Ron & Barbara Marquess Consignor: Les & Lane Craft Buyer: Richard & Jeanne Filip Buyer: Richard Carroll Horn Showcase Sale Texas Longhorn Legacy Sale X

2012 Daughter of Santee Chex & LLL Erica

Consignor: Mike & Jeanie Casey Buyer: Richard & Jeanne Filip Millennium Futurity Sale

LVR LUCKY AMBER ................$16,000 EMBRYO: HEIFER-MINNIE PEARL 14 ..$15,500 COMMANDO'S GAL 219............$15,500 RIVERFORKS QUEEN PC18......$15,500

2011 Daughter of LLL Lucky & LLL Max's Cinder

2014 Daughter of Cowboy Tuff Chex & Field of Pearls

Consignor: David & Linda Mills Buyer: Richard Carroll Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

Consignor: McKnight/Dees Partnership Buyer: Mark Gilliland, M.D. Midwest Longhorn Sale

2012 Daughter of WF Commando & HR J-Gal

2013 Daughter of Concealed Weapon & Riverforks Queen of Clubs

Consignor: Mike & Debbie Bowman Consignor: Panther Creek Ranch Buyer: Davis Green Buyer: Jim & Barbara Atwell Midwest Longhorn Sale Valentine Dispersal Sale

STARS ON TARGET ..................$15,500 GRAND PERFECTION SL ........$15,000 HUBBELLS RIO LINDA ............$15,000 PCC HORIZON ........................$15,000

2012 Daughter of Starbase Commander & HL Sue's Crystal Vase

Consignor: Star Creek Ranch Buyer: TK Ranch Horn Showcase Sale

2007 Daughter of JP Rio Grande & Lethal Street

2006 Daughter of JP Rio Grande & Hubbells Texas Tiger

2004 Daughter of J.R. Hocus Pocus & J.R. Ziggy

Consignor: Mike & Debbie Bowman Consignor: Allen/McCombs/Filip Partnership Consignor: Allen/Filip Partnership Buyer: Richard & Jeanne Filip Buyer: GFT Longhorns Buyer: Bill & Elizabeth Hudson Red McCombs 35th Anniversary Sale Red McCombs 35th Anniversary Sale Midwest Longhorn Sale

PACIFIC LUPIN ......................$15,000 RCR SEB ANNET ....................$15,000 WS MIDNIGHT ........................$15,000 PACIFIC BOSWELL ..................$15,000

2009 Daughter of Top Caliber & Wiregrass George Anna

Consignor: Bow Carpenter Buyer: Harman Ranch Hill Country Heritage Sale

2010 Daughter of Sebastian & JP Grande Annet

Consignor: Panther Creek Ranch Buyer: Michael Lucus Valentine Dispersal Sale

2006 Daughter of Julio's Thunder & Jamoca

Consignor: Allen/Filip Partnership Buyer: McKnight/Gilliland Partnership Texas Longhorn Legacy Sale X

2012 Daughter of Santee Chex & Watson 640

Consignor: Mike & Jeanie Casey Buyer: David & Linda Mills Texas Longhorn Legacy Sale X

BL PAINTED SAFARI ..............$15,000 MATCHMAKER........................$15,000 MS GRAND JAYNIE PC76 ........$14,500 EOT OUTBACK BETSY 441........$14,500

2003 Daughter of Farlap Chex & BL Coach Safari

Consignor: Bob & Pam Loomis Buyer: Roger & Debbie Witham Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

2007 Daughter of Peacemaker 44 & Dynamically Dunn

Consignor: Nancy C. Dunn Buyer: Brent & Cindy Bolen Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

2007 Daughter of GR Grand Unlimited & Jaynie 698

Consignor: Panther Creek Ranch Buyer: Bill & Elizabeth Hudson Valentine Dispersal Sale

2004 Daughter of Boomerang C P x Delta Betsy

Consignor: Frank & Michelle Hevrdejs Buyer: John & Rebecca Wampler Cherry Blossom Sale

LADY MAX ..............................$14,500 STOCKTON'S CHILL ................$14,000 LAR MELLO 5/10 ......................$14,000 HELEN LEIGH 3 CF16 ..............$14,000

2010 Daughter of J & R's Maxed Out & Sittin Lady

Consignor: Kathy Kittler Buyer: Kurt & Glenda Twining Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

2003 Daughter of Overhead & Overchill

Consignor: Bentwood Ranch Buyer: Howard & Marlene Isbell Cattle Baron's Premier Longhorn Sale

2010 Daughter of Totem Pole & RM Super Carmela 350

2007 Daughter of Overwhelmer & King's Lynn JWT

Consignor: Bow Carpenter Consignor: Marquess Arrow Ranch Buyer: Craft Ranch Buyer: John & Helen Stockton Red McCombs 35th Anniversary Sale Marquess Arrow Ranch Production Sale

BW HEAD WIND......................$13,500 BL BUENA JOYA......................$13,200 7 BAR BRANDYS BABE ............$13,000 TEXANA TELLURIDE ..............$13,000

2010 Daughter of Hubbells Captain Hook & BW Painted Wind

Consignor: Steve Gaskill Buyer: Davis Green Midwest Longhorn Sale

2004 Daughter of Farlap Chex & LCR Buena Joya

2012 Daughter of JP Rio Grande x FL Brandys Beauty

Consignor: Deer Creek Ranch Consignor: Davis Green Buyer: Bow Carpenter Buyer: Panther Creek Ranch Red McCombs 35th Anniversary Sale Midwest Longhorn Sale

2012 Daughter of Tejas Star & Awesome Babe

Consignor: Taylor Cattle Company Buyer: John & Ursula Allen Red McCombs 35th Anniversary Sale

ALLENS 221 ............................$13,000 JH DREW'S DELIGHT 106 ........$13,000 WF MIXED EMOTIONS ............$13,000 HR BONNET ............................$13,000

2007 Daughter of RM Son Of A Gun & Allen's 112

2006 Daughter of JH Tommies Power Stroke & Blue Delight 440

Consignor: Mike & Debbie Bowman Consignor: David L. Harcrow Buyer: Terry & Sherri Adcock Buyer: Harman Ranch Hill Country Heritage Sale Hill Country Heritage Sale

2013 Daughter of WF Checkers & WF Trival Pursuit

Consignor: Winfield Farms Buyer: Devin Graves Longhorn World Championship Sale

2011 Daughter of Cowboy Chex & WF Bonnie Best

Consignor: Kent & Sandy Harrell Buyer: Bill & Suzanne Torkildsen Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

WESTFARMS PEPPER 39/7........$13,000 SCC SPICE ..............................$12,500 COCO KNUT 550 ......................$12,500 SITTIN WHITE BERRY 16 ........$12,500

2007 Daughter of Peacemaker 44 & Anderia Leigh

Consignor: Westfarms, Inc. Buyer: Dave Hovingh Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

2003 Daughter of Ace's Black Magic Man & SCC Pumkin Pie

Consignor: Bernard & Bette Lankford Buyer: Aldridge/Torkildsen/Martens Hill Country Heritage Sale

2005 Daughter of Cimeron RG168 & Grand Alliance 281

Consignor: Frank & Michelle Hevrdejs Buyer: Brandon & Jackie Osmon Texas Longhorn Legacy Sale X

2011 Daughter of Sittin Bull & Awesome Strawberry

Consignor: Les & Lane Craft Buyer: Terry & Sherri Adcock Texas Longhorn Legacy Sale X

DUTCH HOP ............................$12,500 ARIANA LEIGH ......................$12,500 PCC PLAYFUL ........................$12,200 REX'S PENNY ..........................$12,000

2003 Daughter of Chuckwagon & Sage Hen 02

Consignor: Winfield Farms Buyer: Jesse & Laurel Risenmay Longhorn World Championship Sale

2008 Daugher of ZD Kelly & Starbright Leigh (CF1)

Consignor: Dora Thompson Buyer: Panther Creek Ranch Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

2007 Daughter of EOT Phenomic Boom & PCC Peaceful

2012 Daughter of M.C. Super Rex & LTL Pretty Penny

Consignor: Mike & Jeanie Casey Consignor: Craft Ranch Buyer: Craft Ranch Buyer: Mike & Jeanie Casey Red McCombs 35th Anniversary Sale Red McCombs 35th Anniversary Sale

MAGIC OSAGE EOT 029............$12,000 T BAR W SWISS GENEVA ........$12,000 CCF CAROLINA TANGO ..........$12,000 STARS ON DISPLAY ................$12,000

2010 Daughter of Majestic Admiral EOT 29/5 & J.R. Osage

Consignor: Panther Creek Ranch Buyer: Mike & Debbie Bowman Valentine Dispersal Sale

2012 Daughter of SDR Spartacus & T Bar W Swiss Sno Cap

2011 Daughter of Flamethrower & Loretta's Lady

Consignor: John & Rebecca Wampler Consignor: Jeff Hudspeth Buyer: Mike & Jeanie Casey Buyer: Bill & Elizabeth Hudson Millennium Futurity Sale Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

2008 Daughter of Awesome Viagra & Sarasam

Consignor: Ron & Judy Martens Buyer: Alexandra Dees Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

J.R. PRIZE 115..........................$11,500 DEEDEE LEIGH ......................$11,500 WF TRIVAL PURSUIT ..............$11,500 5D SPIDERMAX ......................$11,500

2005 Daughter of J.R. Premium & J.R. Treasure

Consignor: Panther Creek Ranch Buyer: Craft Ranch Valentine Dispersal Sale

2010 Daughter of BL Rodeo Chex & Hot2Mollie

Consignor: Zech & Janine Dameron Buyer: Jim & Barbara Atwell Texas Longhorn Legacy Sale X

2009 Daughter of Cowboy Chex & Frosty Diamond

Consignor: Winfield Farms Buyer: Bill & Elizabeth Hudson Longhorn World Championship Sale

2012 Daughter of Spiderman & 7LS Maxslope

Consignor: Dan Huntington Buyer: Panther Creek Ranch Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

HUBBELL'S RIO DARLIN ........$11,500 EMPRESSA PC347 ....................$11,250 RM BUZZIN LADY ..................$11,000 M ARROW P DORTHY 9 CF17 ..$11,000

2009 Daughter of JP Rio Grande & Hunts Hello Darlin

Consignor: Doug & Sandy Stotts Buyer: Mike & Debbie Bowman Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

2010 Daughter of Chisholm 4 & Miss Phenomenal Capone

Consignor: Panther Creek Ranch Buyer: Harman Ranch, LLC Valentine Dispersal Sale

2010 Daughter of Buzz Saw & 7LS Aspen II

Consignor: Red McCombs Ranches of Texas Buyer: Roger & Debbie Witham Hill Country Heritage Sale

2008 Daughter of Phenomenon & Doherty 6

Consignor: Marquess Arrow Ranch Buyer: Richard & Jeanne Filip Marquess Arrow Ranch Production Sale

MISTED OVER ........................$10,750 BL SNATCHIT 178 ....................$10,700 AWESOME ALICIA ..................$10,700 HL SITTIN GEM ......................$10,500

2003 Daughter of Overhead & Misty Vision

Consignor: Stockton Ranches Buyer: Randy & Miki Bienek Cattle Baron's Premier Longhorn Sale

2011 Daughter of Bandera Chex & BL Rio Scratchit 831

Consignor: Bob & Pam Loomis Buyer: Rorie Cowden Longhorns Longhorns & Lace Benefit & Sale/ Red River Longhorn Sale

2004 Daughter of Awesome Viagra & Awesome Alice

Consignor: Mountain Creek Longhorns Buyer: Ronnie & Jackie Mullinax Texas Longhorn Legacy Sale X

2012 Daughter of JP Rio Grande & PC Anita 905 II

Consignor: Panther Creek Ranch Buyer: Davis Green Valentine Dispersal Sale

SDR RIOS DOTTY 1 ..................$10,500 JP GRAND DOTTIE ..................$10,200 DINGER A-DO YS ....................$10,000 ANGELICA JANE LEIGH..........$10,000

2009 Daughter of JP Rio Grande & Delta Dotty

Consignor: Hudson Longhorns Buyer: Terry & Sherri Adcock Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

2003 Daughter of J.R. Grand Slam & High Dottie

2007 Daughter of Shalako Chex & HL Classic Cream

Consignor: Red McCombs Ranches of Texas Consignor: Hudson Longhorns Buyer: Craft Ranch Buyer: Ricky McLeod Red McCombs 35th Anniversary Sale Eddie Wood Cowtown Classic Registered Texas Longhorn Sale

2007 Daughter of Capone & Vikki Feisty Leigh CF2

Consignor: Lazy A Ranch Buyer: Richard & Jeanne Filip Cattle Baron's Premier Longhorn Sale

AMERICAN FANNIE ................$10,000 PCC MYSTIE BOMBER ............$10,000 HR J-GAL ................................$10,000 BL SUGAR PLUM 844 ..............$10,000

2005 Daughter of American Blues & Nights Feisty Fannie

Consignor: Stockton Ranches Buyer: Steve Havens Cattle Baron's Premier Longhorn Sale

2012 Daughter of Bomber Chex & PCC Mysterious

Consignor: Pace Cattle Company Buyer: Dave Hovingh Midwest Longhorn Sale

2007 Daughter of J.R.J. -Man & Turning Gun Gal

2008 Daughter of JP Rio Grande & BL Whelming Sugar 502

Consignor: Mike & Debbie Bowman Consignor: Bob & Pam Loomis Buyer: Richard & Jeanne Filip Buyer: Panther Creek Ranch Longhorns & Lace Benefit & Sale/ Midwest Longhorn Sale Red River Longhorn Sale

SITTIN FANTASY ....................$10,000 RIO NICOLE EOT 9E4 ..............$10,000 M ARROW MIRACLE ..............$10,000 EOT KANSTAR'S ROSE ............$10,000

2013 Daughter of Sittin Bull & River Run

2009 Daughter of JP Rio Grande & CK Dixie Nicole

2009 Daughter of MMW Gorilla & M Arrow Red Bells

2005 Daughter of EOT Kanstar 906 & Lively Hot Rose

Consignor: G&G Longhorns Consignor: Mike & Debbie Bowman Consignor: Sand Hills Ranch Consignor: Red McCombs Ranches of Texas Buyer: Panther Creek Ranch Buyer: Red McCombs Ranches of Texas Buyer: Mike & Jeanie Casey Buyer: Kurt & Glenda Twining Red McCombs 35th Anniversary Sale Red McCombs 35th Anniversary Sale Red McCombs 35th Anniversary Sale Red McCombs 35th Anniversary Sale CB LITTLE SURE SHOT ............$10,000 DANIELLE MISSY LEIGH ........$10,000 LILY LEIGH ............................$10,000 ZD BLACKJACK'S GRACE........$10,000

2008 Daughter of CB Tari's Soldier & CB Loto dema

2005 Daughter of Temptation's The Ace & Danielle Toro

Consignor: Steve & Rene Azinger Consignor: Joe & Carolyn Wissel Buyer: Deer Creek Longhorns Buyer: TK Ranch Red McCombs 35th Anniversary Sale Horn Showcase Sale

2012 Daughter of Feisty Lee Jr. & Working Woman

Consignor: Tommy & Kathy Mulhollan Buyer: Ben & Ann Gravett Texas Longhorn Legacy Sale X

2011 Daughter of WF Blackjack & M Arrow Grace Kelly

Consignor: Zech & Janine Dameron Buyer: Bill & Judy Meridith Texas Longhorn Legacy Sale X

M ARROW VAN HORNE 7 CF12 $10,000 M ARROW WOW'S JUBILEE ....$10,000 DIXIE JANGLER......................$10,000 SHR DOROTHY JEAN ..............$10,000

2008 Daughter of Dixie Top Deck & Delta Vixen

Consignor: Marquess Arrow Ranch Buyer: Red McCombs Ranches of Texas Marquess Arrow Ranch Production Sale

2012 Daughter of M Arrow Wow & M Arrow Shadow Jubilee 2 CFA

Consignor: Marquess Arrow Ranch Buyer: Red McCombs Ranches of Texas Marquess Arrow Ranch Production Sale

2012 Daughter of Jubal Jangler & Win Zone

Consignor: Mike & Jamie Tomey Buyer: Panther Creek Ranch Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

2008 Daughter of Capone & M Arrow Cricket

Consignor: Doug & Sandy Stotts Buyer: Steve & Rene Azinger Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

EL COYOTE LADIES ON ICE ....$10,000 PECOSA'S PATRICIA................$10,000

RM IRON STARS ......................$11,000

Frozen Embryos From El Coyote Ranch Leading Ladies

Consignor: El Coyote Ranch Buyer: Bill & Elizabeth Hudson Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

2004 Daughter of Calpat's Cordero & Tarman's Pecosa

Consignor: Mike & Debbie Bowman Buyer: Mike Lutt Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

IRON CLAD ............................$10,000 2012 Son of Iron Mike ST & Stars Through The Rafter

Consignor: Red McCombs Ranches of Texas Buyer: Jim Hutchinson Red McCombs 35th Anniversary Sale

2010 Daughter of Drag Iron & RR Carmel Corn

Consignor: Nathan Jones Buyer: Dave Hovingh Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

Not many registered Texas Longhorn bulls are sold at public auction. In 2014, Red McCombs chose to offer half interest and full posession of RM Iron Stars. The selling price placed RM Iron Stars in the ranks of animals selling for $10,000 or more and therefore the title of “Cash Bull”.




he rapid fire Texas Longhorn consignment sale season is slowing down as Summer is over and Winter is here. Events were exploding to the tune of 18 contests during one Saturday in October. A serious breed aficionado would have to become a dozen people to keep up with the “event race” for Summer and Autumn. As these often highly promoted events struggle desperately for participation and funding, spending thousands on emails and ads, the producers who sell privately fade into the dust behind the herd. Now, during the coming Winter, it is “open season.” It is every producer’s “private treaty season.” Now small and large can re-group, get their act together and do those private sales without the constant competition of continuous multiple sales vying for every weekend hour. Private purchases allow buyers and sellers to establish friendships. It is personal to buy from friends, from people you are comfortable with their guarantees and their marketing data. An auction may only allow less than two minutes to make a large financial decision. Advantages of really knowing what you are buying only come with private treaty, allowing enough time to carefully evaluate the offering.



BUYING PRIVATE: Purchasing privately allows time and personal evaluation of disposition, care, comparative analysis,

You can buy when there is time to ask the seller questions about selected animals. You are not rushed to make an important buying decision.


You can choose your timing to buy at the ranch, to view cattle, to haul cattle, and make a plan that is flexible.


You have the freedom to compare in-herd cattle to the ones offered for sale.

3) 4) 5)

Auctions demand immediate cash, privately, payment terms may be negotiated. Seldom are herd sires, young or old, placed on the auction block for many reasons. Most good bulls are bought privately with a considerable amount of thought. Buy from a herd or family of cattle you have researched and feel comfortable with. Walk around cattle being considered and evaluate their disposition.


Economy environment, related traits, however, long term friendships may be the richest part of the experience. of sales. Sellers don’t Personally inspect the bull have to charge for consignment fees, who sired the calf at side. hauling, commissions or health tests that may not even be required for the Personally inspect the bull who buyer’s state. bred the cow offered for sale. Convenience of sales. Make an Personally see the dam of a cow appointment with the seller to offered for sale. study the breeding program, or lack of Take a trailer and eliminate it. hauling fees.



Most producers spend more money maintaining cows from Dec 1 to March 1 than the whole rest of the year. Buy cows with calves at side. Know what kind of calf a cow raises. See her last year’s calf and compare.


10) 11) 12) 13) 14) 15)

Learn about the seller’s data collection. Do they measure and weigh all cattle? Auction purchases go to the highest bidder. Perhaps a volume purchase of several selections would qualify for a reduced price by private treaty.

For some reason cattle selected to sell at auction were chosen because the producer was pleased to not own them any longer. See what the


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Texas Longhorn Trails

Founders - $250,000 and up

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

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

Leaders - $100,000 to $249,999

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

Patrons - $10,000 to $24,999

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

Supporters - $1,000 to $9,999

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

Builders - $100 to $999

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

Charitable Pledge Agreement

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

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


______________ / ____________ $ ________________ Mo.


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


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


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

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producer chose to “not sell” and ask them why. Evaluate the producer’s facilities, sanitary conditions, corral safety, and handling systems.

17) 18)

Buy breeding stock locally, which saves hauling fees, costly health testing and stress from cattle adapting to new climates. View prospective cattle purchases in the pasture rather than from a sky box.

Private purchases can start long term friendships. When a new producer has a problem they won’t feel guilty asking for advice. They have already established a camaraderie that may be worth more than the local vet.


Back at the ranch, it is a good time of the year to cull the herd. December is a

Most producers spend more money maintaining cows from December 1st to March 1st than the whole rest of the year. Make serious decisions December 1 that will save a lot of winter hay costs. Sell cattle for less money in the Autumn than in the Spring — that makes sense. Head ’em up moov’em out unless they have earned a winter home. Every producer should work to de-

Every new producer should seriously realize the profits of buying private and the great friendships that always happen. While buying at the ranch, identify the direction a wise producer is moving the herd. If a producer sells a lot of cattle, they will find out which way to go to raise profitable genetics. Learn from their experience.


good time to preg check and take a long cold look at grinding poor producing cows, or the herd sire that keeps visiting the neighbor. Grind cattle that are not good enough to spend high consignment fees to put them in an auction.

velop a private treaty market group of clients. Every new producer should seriously realize the profits of buying private and the great friendships that always happen.

Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America and Foundation Capital Building Campaign TLBAA Headquarters and Museum

What funds have been raised and what has been spent on the building project as of October?

Donations and Pledges as of October 2014 - $337,831 Building and Campaign expenses as of October 2014 - $135,183 This covers plans, design and drawings, engineering, Morton building planning/code review, soil testing, topography survey, MEP design, storm water management plan, geotechnical investigation, city fees/filing and JO Design marketing services. All donations made to the building fund are and will go into a restricted account designated for the Building Project.

What’s the construction plan, how much will it cost and how will it be paid for?

The construction of the TLBAA Headquarters and Museum will be completed in 2 phases as funds allow. The goal is to raise all the funds necessary to pay for the construction of the entire project. Should a loan be needed to finish out the project, the monthly loan payment will not exceed our current budget allotment. Phase One: Site work Parking Lot & Curbs Sidewalks Exterior Austin Stone Morton Building Shell Sprinkler System Office build out Lobby build out Telephone/Data System Moving Offices Less OUR Paid Deposit <$ 18,922.00> Total Phase One $1,161,300.00


Phase Two: Museum Landscaping Security System (Indoor/Outdoor) New Furniture for Offices, Lobby and Museum Parking lot lighting Building sign with lighting Total Phase Two $ 370,000.00 Grand Total Two Phases: $1,531,300.00 Project Budget: $1,600.000.00*

*Balance will be used to cover costs for: cost adjustments and change orders if needed.

Texas Longhorn Trails

The Chisholm Trail By Rick Fritsche Historians have long debated aspects of the Chisholm Trail's history, including the exact route and even its name. Although they may not agree on the specifics, none will argue that the 20 years of Longhorn cattle drives after the Civil War was one of the most colorful periods of Texas History. In preparation for the 150th Year Anniversary of the first cattle drives up the Chisholm Trail to the Kansas rail heads, the Chisholm Trail Roundup was held Saturday, September 13,

2014, in Enid, Oklahoma. This event that morning and speak "Roundup" was held to plan, about Texas Longhorn cattle initiate and "kick off" a three and The Texas Longhorn year, three-state celebration of Breeders Association of the Chisholm Trail, the cowAmerica. For over 30 minutes boys that made the trip and Rick spoke about the iconic Texas Longhorn cattle. A list of and unique breed of bovine prestigious speakers educated that is the Texas Longhorn, its and presented information history, where it is today, and throughout the day, speakers where, with the help of the such as: Dr. Byron Price, TLBAA’s Rick Fritsche TLBAA, it will be going in the Director University Press and future. To end his presentathe C.M. Russell Center; University of tion, Rick asked the large audience to Oklahoma, Dr. Steven Karr, President, close their eyes, and pretend they were National Cowboy Hall of Fame and riding drag behind a herd of 1,000 Heritage Museum; Dr. Bob Blackburn, Longhorn cattle crossing the mighty Executive Director, Oklahoma Red River at Doans Crossing on the Historical Society, Stacey Moore, Great Western Route of the Chisholm Director, Chisholm Trail Heritage Trail while playing a recording of cattle Center, Duncan, OK; Steve Meyers, bellowing and mooing. He asked Director, Tarrant County Texas them to smell the smells, taste the dust Historical Commission, Fort Worth, and listen to the creak of the leather TX; Jeff Sheets, Director Dickinson saddles and the cattle splashing County Historical Center, Abilene, through the Red River. Then he asked Kansas; and Dennis Vernon, Director them to visualize all of the cattle in of the Western Trail Marker Society, front of them as being all black...a Altus, OK. TLBAA's very own registrar, great laugh was had by all! Rick Fritsche, was asked to open the

JANUARY SPRING Calving 1. Feed pregnant mature females to consume adequate energy, protein, minerals and vitamins prior to calving. If pasture grass is limited due to overgrazing or poor rainfall during the summer, then energy is your first concern. Feeding a medium (810 percent crude protein) to high quality (15-17 percent crude protein) hay free choice will provide an excellent source of energy for the females. If pasture grass is plentiful, but dormant and poor in quality during this time of year, then protein is generally your first concern. If your cows are in good body condition, feeding low levels of a high crude protein supplement (32-40 percent crude protein) is your best alternative. If your cows are thin in January 2015

TLBAA Breed Advisory Committee’s

Herd Management Guide

body condition, then feeding higher levels of a low crude protein, high energy range cubes (20 percent crude protein) will provide increased intake of vital nutrients. If winter pasture is available, then the females should not need additional energy or protein supplementation. 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. 2. Check first calf heifers (due to calve) daily for possibility of calving difficulties. Provide assistance as necessary. 3. Weigh yearling heifers and make sure that the heifers have the necessary nutrition available to weigh 65 percent of their mature weight prior to the start of their breeding season in late spring and early summer.

FALL Calving: 1. Fertility check bulls prior to the start of breeding season. 2. Provide sufficient supplemental feed to bulls in breeding pastures to keep the bulls in good body condition to insure good, aggressive breeding behavior. 3. Continue supplemental feeding to cows nursing calves to insure good rebreeding performance and good weaning weights of calves. 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. 4. Consider limited creep feeding (16 percent crude protein) for calves nursing older cows, first calf heifers or any calves needing additional nutrition.


Marquess Arrow Ranch Production Sale NOVEMBER 7-8, 2014 BEN WHEELER, TX SALE HOSTS: RON & BARBARA MARQUESS


Jane & Frank Anderson Jr., Bryan, TX Joe Sedlacek, Green Leaf, KS; Nate Schumpert, Temple, TX

92 Lots Sold Sale Average: $2,642 Top Ten Average: $8,225 Dora Thompson, Mansfield, LA

✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯ HIGH SELLING LOT:



Consignor: Ron & Barbara Marquess Buyer: John & Helen Stockton

Dick Lowe, Horton MI; Doug Stotts, Houston, TX.


9 CF17 Consigned by Marquess Arrow Ranch.

Buyer: Richard & Jeanne Filippe



TLBAA’s Barbara Linke; Chris Clark, Taft, TX

Consigned by Marquess Arrow Ranch. Buyer: Red McCombs


Consigned by Marquess Arrow Ranch. Buyer: Red McCombs


– MEADOWWOOD’S WICHITA RANGER Consigned by Doris Snyder. Buyer: Red

Cindy & Brent Bolen, Lufkin, TX




Consigned by Marquess Arrow Ranch. Buyer: Tony & Larry Stegemoller


Consigned by Marquess Arrow Ranch. Buyer: Tony Mangold

Tom & Linda Nading, Oswego, KS

Barbara Marquess & Michelle Jay, Ben Wheeler, TX

$6,250 – TEMPTING OMEGA Consigned by Stockton & Burton Ranches. Buyer: Roger & Debbie Witham $6,000






Consigned by Marquess Arrow Ranch. Buyer: Terry King Consigned by Marquess Arrow Ranch. Buyer: Tony Mangold Money donated to the Mosser Scholarship Fund


Alan & Teresa Sparger, Comfort, TX; Marilyn & Donnie Taylor, Huntington, TX

-- continued on pg. 52 Texas Longhorn Trails

January 2015


-- continued from pg. 50

Photos by Amy Weatherholtz Results furnished by Barbara Marquess

Larry & Gala Johnston, Lookeba, OK

John Oliver, Malakoff, TX

Larry & Toni Stegemoller, Cleburne, TX

Ron Marquess, host of the Marquess Arrow Ranch Sale

Lana Hightower, Van, TX

Rex Mosser, Midway, TX; Ron Asbill, Tyler, TX

There was a great turnout for the Marquess Arrow Ranch production sale.

Nora & Rex Mosser, Midway, TX


Tim Roddam & sons, Ben Wheeler, TX

Texas Longhorn Trails

--continued from p. 22

and Norman – who were not a part of the cattle drive. “They got along great,” said Kristin. “The little guy, Norman, thought he would challenge the big guy for a couple of days, but Rusty quickly put him in his place. Rusty became boss of that trio.” Kristin was able to use Rusty on July 24 at the American Cowboy Gala, the Herd’s annual fund raiser held inside the Cowtown Coliseum. “It was an amazing event for him to get acclimated to – on display for all of our guests to see – he became a star!” After that event, they got Rusty started on a training program, walking him though the Stockyards, getting him used to his surroundings. In September, the three steers were taken to Main Street just north of Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth for a big display to welcome the Texas Society of Association Executives convention. Part-time employees are being trained one at a time to work with the halter steers. “We limit handlers to full-time staff. There are four of us that are working with the halter steers. You’ve got to be comfortable with them, and they can be a little bit intimidating at


first. We are accustomed to moving cattle on horseback and it can be a little bit different when you’ve got an 1800-pound animal with an 86-inch horn span right at the top of your head. Russell Fairchild has really helped us and taught us how to handle these steers. It’s an ongoing process – Russell will come out to help if we feel we need a refresher course. We do a full eighthour Longhorn cattle-handling class with Russell. He’s what I consider our Longhorn trainer.” At the time of this writing, Rusty was scheduled to participate in the Snowball Express, also in Downtown Fort Worth. “It is a wonderful event,” said Kristin. “We will be greeting families of fallen soldiers. Rusty will participate in that.” “Stock Show visitors will have an opportunity to see Rusty. Everything is local right now – we haven’t been traveling a whole lot, but when we do, Rusty will be one of those steers we call upon. It is so nice to have such a nice animal that you can load in and out of a trailer easy, that can be haltered, that can be caught, and that is very respectful of us as staff.”

Texas Longhorn Trails

By Heather Smith Thomas

Cold weather presents challenges for watering cattle, especially in areas with no electricity for pumps or tank heaters. Jim Anderson, at Rimbey Alberta, solved this problem by creating a system in which cattle pump water for themselves from shallow wells, ponds or pressure systems—water that never freezes even at 40 below zero. Anderson’s innovation is a piston pump, like the old-fashioned hand pump that you move the handle up and down to lift water. “We modified this so cattle push a lever with their nose. This operates the piston pump by raising and lowering the piston in the cylinder, the same as a handle used to do. We capture enough geothermal heat from the ground, and contain that heat all the way up to the surface, to keep the water in the cylinder from freezing up,” he says. The waterer is a small, enclosed basin atop a vertical culvert. The culvert has two feet sticking above ground level, going down to whatever depth is required to make use of ground water or the bottom of a pond or dugout nearby (water from the dugout is piped underground to the bottom of the culvert). A buried collection tank from a spring works also. A regular well can be used, as long as the water level comes to within 50 (and preferably 30 or less) feet from the surface. On a drilled well, a nosepump requires about two gallons per minute to water a herd of cows. “Some ranchers use large pipes, but the typical installation is a road culvert at least 24 inches in diameter, set in the ground at least 20 feet. Factors that determine how much geothermal heat you’ll gain is how deep you go, and how big a pipe you take to that depth. The bigger the pipe, the more opportunity for heat to rise, to keep the water pipe in the center warm enough,” explains Anderson. David Woodworth raises cattle near Melita, Manitoba, where winters can be very cold. “We’ve used a frostfree nose-pump for three winters, and the cows do all the work to water themselves,” says David. This saves money, time and labor. “We don’t have to depend on electricity, wind, or sunshine for solar power. This was the most reliable way to provide water and it was very easy to install. Ours is sitting on a 30-inch well crib, 30 feet deep. The well has 4-up nosepumps can provide water for a sizeable herd limited capacity, but our installation


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creates 700 gallons of storage. It used to be an old wooden well crib about eight feet deep that watered 30 or 40 cows. When we re-did the well and put in the nose-pump, we were able to water 130 cows,” explains Woodworth. “The only problems we’ve ever had is if it’s really cold and windy, because ours is out in the open. Occasionally the top part will freeze up. When cows are using it, however, you can tell if it’s working without checking it, because they really bang it. As long as you can hear it, you know it’s working. When it’s really cold and windy I check it to make sure there’s no ice build-up. If there’s a little ice, it only takes about five seconds to clear it away. All you do is give it a whack with a rubber mallet, clean the ice out, and it’s good to go again.” Cows quickly learn how to use it. “The first year we put it in, I had a bunch of heifers in that pasture and spent part of a day teaching them about it. When they’d come up to drink I filled the trough and held my hand on the nose lever, and when a heifer was drinking I’d let it go against her nose. They soon realized that’s where the water came from,” says Woodworth. During winter with 130 cows watering on it, some hadn’t used it before, but they soon figured it out. “I never even went close to them. There were enough of them in that group that knew how to use it, and they showed the others how it works,” he says. Last summer his bulls were in that pas“I really like the nose-pump because it doesn’t require any maintenance and was cheap compared to anything else available.” – Craig Dunmontel

ture and even though there’s a slough nearby, they preferred to use the nose-pump and fresh, clean water. Fencing off water sources and providing an alternate watering situation is healthier for cattle, and more environmentally acceptable. Mike Possenroth runs 200 cows near Bentley, Alberta and was the first person to use a nose-pump on a dugout. “Jim Anderson thought this would work, if someone was willing to try it. I’d been watering cattle from a dugout but it was fenced off so they couldn’t fall through the ice,” says Possenroth. His procedure was to drill a hole in the ice every day with an ice auger, then use a gasoline engine to run a generator to run an electric pump. He’d pump water from the dugout into bathtubs for the cattle. He’d fill the gas tank on the generator and knew it would run for exactly two hours and 14 minutes. He’d go do other chores, constantly keeping track of what time it was—because if he let it run too long and run out of gas at 30 below zero, everything would freeze up. His nose-pump saves all that trouble. “It’ 50 yards from the fenced dugout. We positioned it where the ground sloped away so no runoff goes back into the dugout. We dug the hole and put the upright culvert in, and hooked the water line onto it. We backfilled the hole as we went toward the dugout, laying pipe in the trench as we went. As we approached the dugout, the backhoe made the last swipe and we flopped the pipe down into the water and buried it again. We went back to the culvert, and there the water was,” he says. The water January 2015

rose to the same level as the pond water. “Many people are using dugouts now; they make a dugout and put the trench and pipeline in before the water collects. You have time to set the pipe exactly how you want it,” explains Possenroth. It’s a good way to have clean, fresh, safe water for cows, keeping them out of the pond or dugout. “The grass is tall on the banks and works as a filter system for runoff. Ours is just filled with runoff, collecting from the hills around it. This is usually enough water to serve the cows’ needs in winter, and for quite a bit of the summer, too. We mostly use this pasture in the winter, with as many as 150 cows,” he says. It’s entertaining to watch cows pumping water. Anderson demonstrates the pump at various trade shows by using a mechanical cow he built. It stands at the nose-pump, constantly pushing the lever. Mike Nichols, in eastern central Alberta, has used nose-pumps for several years and has three of them. He mounted two on the same culvert, watering 130 cows all winter. He fenced off a dugout for the water source, and poured a cement pad around the culvert like Anderson suggested, to insulate the ground—so cattle traffic won’t drive the frost down. “My father and I have one of his first pumps. I use ours in the summer, too, and you can set it so it doesn’t drain back down the pipe so far (to keep from freezing), making it easier for cows to pump,” says Nichols. “I used to water out of dugouts, and one winter I’d just chopped a new ice hole before a bad storm. Snow covered the hole and I was trying to find it again, tapping the ice with my ax-handle, and one foot went into the hole, all the way to my hip. Luckily I was able to pull myself out, but my leg was nearly frozen solid before I could get back into my tractor cab. Ever since I’ve had the nose-pumps I haven’t lost any more cows in the dugouts and I haven’t slipped through the ice either!” Nichols uses another pump in his bull pasture. “It’s the only thing they haven’t wrecked. They have 300 acres to play and fight in and they haven’t been able to wreck the nose-pump. It’s built to last.” Craig Dunmontel, a rancher in southwest Saskatchewan, has three pumps mounted on one culvert, serviced by a 46-foot well, providing 300 cows with water. “The water rises to about 14 feet of the ground surface. Before I put in the well, our water source was a spring-fed dugout, down in a coulee. I had to drive over there daily to break ice and it’s a bad place to get down into. When we dug our well we looked into solar power and other options, and those would have cost $14,000 and up. I wasn’t too excited about having wires and things that might break down, and didn’t want to be checking on a solar system every day. I really like the nose-pump because it doesn’t require any maintenance and was cheap compared to anything else available,” says Dunmontel. For more information, e-mail info@frostfreenosepumps.com or check the website www.frostfreenosepumps.com


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In June 2014, we held our Annual General Meeting and John Bastardi was returned as the President. This was recognition of the fact that John has been involved in Longhorns for the longest time of any members of the TLA. John is certainly one of our most knowledgeable members. Don Constable was returned as Vice President, and Gail Bulmer, who has been on the committee since we were incorporated, was elected as the second Vice President. The TLA has come a long way in its short life, and we now have over 1,100 cattle registered on the Australian registry. We initially allowed graded up cattle into the registry, along with fullblood cattle. In regard to graded up cattle, the registry is now closed. However the female offspring of those graded cows can be registered as long as they are by a fullblood or purebred Longhorn bull. Fullblood and purebred Longhorns can be registered at any time. A vast majority of our members are fully supportive of the registry and have all their cattle registered with the TLA, even the USA registered cattle have been dual registered. June 2014 saw our inaugural show conducted at Gunnedah NSW and a total of 18 head were exhibited. It was deemed to be highly successful with all competitors giving their all to have their

cattle exhibited well. Our 2014 annual sale was highly successful with a clearance rate of 84 percent, and we recorded our second best average ever after five annual sales. The highest prices were $4,300 for a cow and calf and $2,000 for a young bull. The TLA is having their February 2015 meeting in Southern NSW which will be a first, and we are hoping that many of our members that haven’t been able to attend meetings before can come along. Our members are already getting organized to pick out their show cattle for June 2015, and we are all looking forward to 2015 being a great year in the Longhorn industry. The 2015 sale and show will again be conducted at Gunnedah NSW. On behalf of all the TLA members, we would like to wish everyone all the best for 2015.

Greetings from the biggest, little affiliate around. We have 20 regular members and four youth members. But, we did have 184 entries in the 2014 San Angelo Longhorn show in February. So with that in mind, the West Texas Longhorn in San Angelo, TX had a meeting on Saturday, November 1st to discuss the 2015 Longhorn Show. Our show is going to be February 28th and March 1st in 2015 The haltered and free will be on Saturday and will be judged by Gary Bowdoin. Youth show is Sunday and will be judged by Russell Hooks. We will be giving away belt buckles, trophies, and cash along with the ribbons. We will also have a silent auction and a raffle for a belt buckle. You can go to www.sanangelorodeo.com for all the information on entering. Our deadline is February 13, 2015 for all entries. The WTLA will have free burritos Saturday morning and donuts on Sunday morning. Saturday night, we Dennis Urbantke will have a catered meal and present the awards to the winners of the haltered and free shows. The meal is usually President around $10. For those of you wanting to join us for the meal, please let me know by February 13th so I can turn dennis@thlonghorns.com in a head count to the caterer. You can contact me at 325-655-3500 or judy@thlonghorns.com. Y’all come to our show and have a fun time with us in West Texas. Everyone that has attended in the past tells us that we have a great show. So y’all come and judge for yourselves. Weather is guaranteed to be either very cold or hot. It’s the luck of the day. This year, we had one of each.


The NTLA’s 34th annual sale will be held in the spring, April 11, 2015, at the Broken Bow Livestock Auction in Broken Bow, NE. Consignment forms are due by March 1, 2015. Look for the consignment forms on the NTLA website: www.nebraskatla.com. The sale catalog will also be online at www.nebraskatla.com. The sale can be viewed online at cattleusa.com. If you are interested in consigning to our sale or have any questions regarding our sale, feel free to contact myself or any board members. Rodger Damrow 402.423.5441 or brdamrow6@aol.com. Our Association’s annual meeting will be coming up in January, the 10th at the Rodger Damrow, President Firefighter Museum in Kearney. New members are welcome, we’d love to have you be (402) 423-5441 a part of our team. Membership dues are $15 per year. The youth association, Nebraska Texas Longhorn Breeders of Tomorrow (NTLBT), dues are $5 per year. Memberships are due each year in January. Our Secretary is Chelsey Georges, 11800 S 12th, Roca, NE 68430. Membership forms are located on the NTLA website: www.nebraskatla.com The NTLA World Qualifying Shows will be held the weekend of August 28th at the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island, NE. We’d love to have you show your animals here in Nebraska.



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Our group had a wonderful Fall Field Day at the Astera Meadows Longhorn Ranch, on November 1, 2014, hosted by Wilton and Carolyn Wilton. It was a fun filled day with GREAT food and fellowship enjoyed by all. We had a horn measurement guessing contest and gave away lots of prizes. Our silent auction did very well and 100% of the proceeds went towards our youth scholarship program. We had guest speaker John Parmley representing the TLBAA Foundation, speaking about the new TLBAA Building and museum in the Stockyards in Fort Worth. It was very exciting to hear all the good things the Foundation is planning and getting done towards this endeavor. We are still in need of donations, but we hear there may be a ground breaking before too much longer. We also had a guest speaker on marketing our Longhorn beef. It was all very good information. We thank the Wiltons for opening their ranch to us and being such gracious hosts. Christy Randolph, President Hope you’re planning to attend all or at least some of our upcoming STLA shows. Kicking it off is the Winter lpinesranch@aol.com Fest show in Edna, TX, December 12th-13th. Then comes San Antonio, February 13th-14th, followed by Austin, March 27th-28th, and finally the Rockdale three day show, April 17th-19th. We have a free division in most of our shows, so put those beautiful un-haltered cows standing around out in the pasture in a trailer and give them a trip to town to compete in the free show. Lots of fun!! Go to STLA.ORG for more details. We wish each of our Longhorn families a very HAPPY NEW YEAR. Let’s all pray for peace in our country and the world, and may God continue to bless our families, the USA, ranches and Texas Longhorns in 2015.


Our East Texas Longhorn Association has seen a great deal of recent activity. November 8th was the date of the Marquess Arrow Ranch Production Sale. Ron and Barbara Marquess reported that 92 lots sold to buyers from nine states, with 11 states represented in the audience on sale day. The top ten lots averaged $8,225 and all lots sold averaged $2,462. Ron and Barb and their extended family were gracious hosts, as always. November 21st-23rd saw 142 entries in the Fourth Annual Kaufman Police Association Show, taking place in Athens, TX. There were 66 animals shown in the Youth Division, with 29 heifers and cows and 8 trophy steers shown in the open, free classes. Exhibitors brought 39 entries through the ring for the open haltered show. The youth exhibits were judged by Richard Spooner of Stonewall, OK, and Keith DuBose from Ben Wheeler, TX judged the open shows. ETLA youth raised funds for scholarships by serving a pizza supper on Friday evening and then on Saturday Amy Weatherholtz through sponsorship of a Cow Patty Bingo competition and an auction of jars of barbecue sauce donated ETLAPresident@gmail.com by the Jesse Rivera Family of Red Oak, TX. Joel Norris and his crew did their usual excellent job of preparation and execution which paid off in a great weekend for everyone participating. Our East Texas affiliate wishes everyone the very best in 2015!


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Effective Management of

By Eric J. Redeker

Many Americans have a strong desire to escape from the hustle and bustle of urban sprawl and enjoy the slower pace of country living. As a result, the number of small farms and ranches are increasing at an exponential rate across the country. These new small acreage landowners are interested in raising livestock for a variety of reasons, ranging from agricultural tax exemptions to teaching their children responsibility and animal husbandry. Most of these small landowners lack knowledge and experience with livestock. As a result, there is a tremendous demand for miniature livestock that perform well on smaller acreage properties and are less intimidating than their fullsized counterparts. Traditional miniature cattle include Dexter, Zebu and Miniature Hereford. These breeds have either originated as miniatures or have been selectively bred for many years, resulting in very small animals that in some cases are close to the size of large dogs. Texas Longhorn cattle have always been romanticized due to their role in shaping the American cattle industry and are considered to be the ultimate yard art. The exploding demand for miniature cattle provided a tremendous incentive for some breeders to miniaturize Texas Longhorns. This was accomplished by selectively breeding the smallest cows to the smallest bulls. Sadly, some of these pioneering miniature Texas Longhorn breeders were unknowingly selecting small animals that had a genetic mutation called Chondrodysplasia, which is a form of dwarfism that effects bone growth. The animals that carry this genetic mutation often times have very short appendages, are heavily muscled and sometimes have deformities of the limbs. The vast majority of Chondrodysplasia carriers are fully functional miniatures that live long lives with few medical problems. The major problem with this genetic mutation is that there is a 25% chance of producing horribly disfigured premature stillborn calves when two Chondrodysplasia carriers are bred together. These aborted fetuses often resemble bulldogs, which is why some people refer to this type of dwarfism as “Bulldog Dwarfism.� The


Top photo: Chondrodysplasia carrier cow (short leg). Bottom photo: Non-carrier cow (long leg). Texas Longhorn Trails

Chondrodysplasia (Dwarfism) in Cattle cattle breed that this mutation is mostly associated with is the Dexter cattle, resulting in most people referring to this condition as “Dexter dwarfism.” Genetic mutations occur at random and the assumption that this genetic condition was caused by the unscrupulous breeding of Dexter cattle to Texas Longhorns and illegally registering them as pure Texas Longhorns is pure conjecture. Chondrodysplasia has been documented in many different cattle breeds including the Pineywoods cattle, a firstcousin to the Texas Longhorn. Chondrodysplasia can be effectively managed through responsible breeding practices that eliminate the risk of producing “Bulldog calves.” The Dexter breeders have been wrestling with this mutation for a very long time and have found that “Bulldog calves” can be eliminated completely by breeding carrier animals to non-carrier animals or two non-carriers together.

Non-carrier bull x non-carrier cow: 100% chance of having a non-carrier calf Non-carrier bull x carrier cow: 50% chance of having a non-carrier calf 50% chance of having a carrier calf Carrier bull x non-carrier cow: 50% chance of having a non-carrier calf 50% chance of having a carrier calf Carrier bull x carrier cow: 25% chance of having a non-carrier calf 50% chance of having a carrier calf 25% chance of having a dead bulldog calf Many within the cattle industry question the decision to breed these Chondrodysplasia carrier animals since they will produce more carrier animals. The reason for breeding these animals and promoting this genetic mutation is that carrier animals are much smaller January 2015

than what is possible with non-carrier animals (even after many years of selective breeding). Non-carrier animals will typically be 5-8 inches taller than carrier animals. Although this does not sound like a big difference, a 40” tall bull will weigh approximately 375 lbs and a 48” tall bull will weigh approximately 785 lbs. This size difference equates into approximately 60% lower forage consumption. Further incentivizing breeders to select for this genetic mutation is that the typical buyers of miniature cattle want very small animals that are similar to the size of miniature Zebu cattle, which are the smallest cattle breed in the world. These buyers have often never owned cattle and when they see small-framed “miniature” non-carrier Texas Longhorns, they think that these animals are enormous since they are accustomed to seeing extremely small miniature Zebu cattle. As a result, the majority of these first-time miniature cattle buyers are dissuaded from purchasing miniature Texas Longhorn cattle that are non-carriers and gravitate towards other smaller breeds (many of which are Chondrodysplasia carriers). However, when these first-time cattle buyers see a Chondrodysplasia carrier Texas Longhorn, they see a highly appealing small animal that fits with their mental image of what a “miniature” is supposed to look like. Due to the fact that the vast majority of traditional Texas Longhorn breeders have little interest in miniature cattle, it is extremely unlikely that they will ever have to make decisions regarding this genetic mutation within their herd. However, for breeders that have chosen to specialize in miniature Texas Longhorns, this is a very important topic that needs to be openly discussed with other

breeders as well as potential buyers. Additionally, it is imperative that breeders are able to accurately identify Chondrodysplasia carriers so that they can make responsible breeding decisions. The Dexter breeders often refer to Chondrodysplasia carrier animals as “Shortleg” and non-carriers as “Longleg.” The vast majority of carrier animals will have short legs, heavy

Chondrodysplasia can be effectively managed through responsible breeding practices that eliminate the risk of producing “Bulldog calves.”

muscling and shorter faces. However, there are a few that do not have obvious symptoms. Experienced breeders can often look at an animal and detect the signs of dwarfism even at a very young age but the only definitive way to positively identify carrier animals is through genetic testing. Several laboratories offer “Chondrodysplasia”, “Dexter dwarfism,” or “Bulldog dwarfism” genetic testing: UC Davis — www.vgl.ucdavis.edu agriGenomics – www.agrigenomicsinc.com Chondrodysplasia carrier animals are known to be registered with the TLBAA and it is the responsibility of each member who is breeding for miniatures to understand the risks and benefits of this genetic mutation. Most TLBAA registered miniature Texas Longhorns are not Chondrodysplasia carriers and not all Texas Longhorns registered within the standard TLBAA registry are non-carriers. As a result, it is very important to genetically test suspect animals prior to making breeding decisions and to purchase animals from reputable breeders.


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Finding a Livestock Niche with Texas Longhorns

Missouri Farmer Finds Place in Livestock Industry Raising Texas Longhorns Story and Photos Courtesy of Mindy Ward, Prarie Farmer

Texas Longhorn cattle does not folThe cattle rest under shade trees low traditional beef markets. Most trying to keep cool amid the summer animals are sold by private treaty or heat. As Craig Bidner climbs over the at auctions for breeding purposes. wooden split-rail fence, neither a cow However, Bidner says the industry is nor a calf stirs. moving toward marketing its beef. "They are very docile in nature," "Longhorn beef is very lean," he says. he says stepping down into the pasThe beef sold ends up in more of a ture on the other side of the fence.” niche market similar to bison. "It will It is comforting and calming just to be interesting to see where the marbe around them." The quietness of ket goes in the coming years," he the cow pasture is a far cry from the PAIR: It is no wonder individuals driving busyness of the city just beyond Bid- PICTURESQUE by Wild Horse Creek Farms often stop and take a photo of adds. SHARING THE STORY ner's property line. the striking cow/calf pairs that roam the pastures. As Bidner walks down the hill toBidner grew up on a farm in cenward the bottom of the pasture, a car stops at the end of his tral Illinois. He and his wife, Joy, moved to the St. Louis area in driveway. "It happens often," he notes. Drivers see the cow's 1989 for work, but there was a yearning to return to his farm horns and want a photograph. But Bidner doesn't mind. "(The roots. So, the couple purchased a 90-acre tract in the Wildwood horns) are impressive." From tip-to-tip, a few cows in the pasarea. ture have horns that span nearly 80 inches. Bidner wanted livestock roaming the pastures at Wild Bidner also opens his farm up for school tours. "We want Horse Creek Farms. "I debated over Texas Longhorn cattle or them to know how our farm works," he says. "We live so close American buffalo," he says. The Texas Longhorn cattle offered to the city that I believe it is part of our obligation to show the greatest resemblance to his childhood farm where he raised them how we operate." He does not want others to judge the Hereford cattle. "And from what I read," he says, "they had an Texas Longhorn by its horns. "While it makes the cow look ineasy calving process. I work off the farm, so I needed a breed timidating," Bidner adds, "they are really a great breed to have that could take care of themselves." on the farm." CREATIVE CALVING St. Louis County Planning and Zoning limits the number of animal units Bidner can house on his property. So, he started small, purchasing four top end cows. "From there, I bred them to the best bulls in the country.” It is like Christmas every year during calving season, he says. Texas Longhorns come in all different colors. "I am always excited to see what God is going to create in the next calf," Bidner says. One thing he tries to ensure is the sex of the calf. Bidner often uses sexed-semen. "Heifers are more marketable," he explains. "Bulls are just harder to sell, so I AI with sexed semen." Eight calves have been born on the property; six have been heifers. He retains Special Congratulations to Erin Winkel! the best heifers and sells the rest. Submitted By Kristen Winkel The market for Congratulations Erin for receiving your Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Animal Science from Stephen F. Austin State University! Can’t wait to see you walk across the stage on December COMPLIANT CALF: Craig Bidner finds Texas Longhorn calves are just as docile 13, 2014. We are very proud of you! in nature as their mothers. The gentleness Love, Mom, Dad, Hunter, Oma, Opa and the rest of of the breed drew him to raising them on the family. his small farm in the Wildwood area. --continued to pg. 63


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Miniature Texas Longhorn Breed Guidelines 1. Height requirements must follow the set Registered Miniature Texas Longhorn breed guidelines of maximum hip height at maturity, 45” for females and 48” for males, to be eligible for registration as a Registered Miniature Texas Longhorn. 2. The reclassification process will be omitted from the Miniature Registered Texas Longhorn registration requirements. 3. Transfer applications between the Registered Texas Longhorn registry and the Registered Miniature Texas Longhorn registry will now be allowed. Standard TLBAA transfer application rates apply. 4. HORNS will now feature a “Miniature” selection box for the transfer and registration process. Standard TLBAA transfer and registration rates apply. 5. Use of the standard registration application will now be allowed. Simply write “Miniature” at the top of the form. Standard TLBAA transfer and registration rates apply.

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Arlington Teen Raises Longhorn Cattle, Prize-Winning Bull Photos and Story Courtesy of Leeanna Ellis, Arlington Citizen

going to get out of the calves,” Conner said. “The cows are all different colors,” Bruce added. “It’s not like an Angus, where they’re all black, or Hereford, where they’re all red and white. Longhorns, you’ve got a kaleidoscope of colors on any of them. There isn’t one that is the same, either horn or color pattern. They’re all different.” The animals are also easy to keep. “We can hand feed all of them,” Conner said. “We call them the ‘gentle giants’,” Bruce said. “Each one has its own personality.” The animals can be pet or scratched. One will even let someone sit on it. “A couple of them will come up and give you kisses,” Conner added. Conner is starting to sell bulls and heifers for breeding stock and meat. Longhorns are known for their lean beef, which is lower in fat, cholesterol and calories than most beef. He also sells the cattle for roping stock, though Bruce is quick to point out these Longhorns are different than what is used as rodeo stock. “A lot of people confuse Longhorns with what you see at rodeos and roping stock, which are skinny and look like death and they are mean,” Bruce said.“A lot of people confuse the bucking bulls as Longhorns. The bucking bulls, a brahma corriente, that’s crossbreds or different breeds. They’re not purebred longhorns in the rodeo stock.” Conner is saving the money he makes from selling his cattle. “When he sells the calves now, it goes into his bank account and that goes toward college,” Bruce said.

Conner Scheer was fascinated with Longhorn cattle even at a very young age, oftentimes stopping to watch a neighbor’s herd. “When he was young, he would always have me put him on the four-wheeler and we just sat in the pasture and just watched them all the time,” said Bruce Scheer, Conner’s dad. “He was intrigued with them when he was extremely young.” So when Bruce told his son to choose an animal to raise on their farm north of Arlington, Conner knew exactly what he wanted. “I told him to pick a species and he can do the breeding, the buying and whatever he wanted to do with that and I would pay for the feed cost,” Bruce said. That was four years ago. Now, Conner, a freshman at Arlington High School, has nearly 20 head of longhorn cattle and a prize-winning bull. “The Tin Man,” an 1,800-pound bull Conner bought from a breeder near Wayne, recently placed second in the composite show of the 4-year-old division at the Big Horn Showcase World Show in Fort Worth, Texas. He also finished third in his division for total horn. Art Unveiling at the University of Texas The composite show includes body frame and three measurements: tip-to-tip of the horn, total horn length and diameSubmitted by Sandra Stevens ter base of the horn. The Tin Man measures 65 inches from tip-to-tip. His total horn is 82 inches and the diameter base PRESS RELEASE – The installation of a mural-size paintmeasures 17.75 inches. The bull he lost to won all three cateing entitled "Little Milk Thief" by Texas artist Sandra Stevens gories and has never been beat in four years. was celebrated with a well-attended dedication ceremony on “He’s a stud,” Conner said. That bull is also worth $45,000. October 30, 2014 in Roberts Hall at the University of Texas in “That made our cheap bull worth a lot more now,” Bruce Austin. This painting, which was commissioned by the Unisaid. “We didn’t give that much for the bull, not even near it.” versity for their "Texas Longhorn Art Series," is the 25th and Conner also had a successful showing at the Nebraska State Fair with his Longhorns — four first-place ribbons, two seconds, reserve championship showmanship and reThe easy way to work Longhorn cattle! serve champion senior halter heifer. • Can be shipped by common carrier anywhere in Longhorn is one of the oldest breeds of the U.S. cattle in the United States. They were first • Galvanized pipe and steel sheeting brought to Texas in the 1700’s and herds can • Grease inserts for easy maintenance & operation now be found throughout North America, • Vaccinate or deworm cattle including Oklahoma, Kansas, California, • Palpation gates Missouri and Nebraska. We’ve got dw!hat • Measure horns you nee “When Conner got started in the long• A.I. cows horn business, all we knew of there are a couple of locals that have a couple of head,” the Bruce said. “We started finding out there are The Official Chute of the r online video of ou t TLBAA Horn Showcase ou ck he C te a lot more herds in Nebraska and close to our websi ! chute in action on Nebraska than we thought and pretty goodsized herds.” Conner enjoys raising longhorns for the variety each cow provides. Mike or Debbie Bowman • P.O. Box 40 • Benton, KS 67017 • Home (316) 778-1717 • Work (316) 838-6194 Check out our website - www.endoftrailranch.com • mbowman@wildblue.net • wichitafence-dab@sbcglobal.net “You just don’t know what color you’re



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Anna & Alexander Leichtenstern Dora Thompson Kathy Kittler Nancy C. Dunn Hudson Longhorns Jack Shier Jackson Longhorns Billy R. Walker Henry Detweiler Blue Ridge Longhorns B T Farms Khaos Cattle Company Triple R Ranch Oak Ridge Ranch Pine Bros Longhorns Victorea Luminary Ann Gravett George and Laureen Gennin Kasar & Lisa Kety Aubrey Pigg Bruce and Carol Curtiss Chris D. & Brandi Lindsey Curtis Elburn Dickinson Cattle Co., Inc. James Fansler Jim Steffler Mark Hubbell Rick Bogle Ronald and Sandra Conrad

Gary & Teresa Harp Haley Horne Brent & Cynthia Bolen Bruce & Karen Fisher Cadiz Longhorns Dreamcatcher Ranch Grace Cattle Company, LLC James & Amy Roesler John Miller Barrett & Melanie Evans Dorthy F. Barrow Foundation Dr. Juan M. Gonzalez Dr. W. Lou Shields John R. Randolph Larry Ginn Shana L. Miller Star Creek Ranch Stephen and Peggy Lee Bow Carpenter Cloud 9 Longhorns Robert Willis ACR Longhorns Blossom Ridge Ranch/ Haley Calhoun Brown's Longhorns Cactus Rose Longhorns Christopher Dixon Clinard Longhorns Cody M. Himmelreich Copper Creek Ranch David & Lynda Bradley Double N Cattle Co. Dr. Zech Dameron III Jim & Bethany Rosebrock Joe or Carolyn Wissel Joe Tucker Kelly or Chrisann Merriman Mikeal Beck Richard & Sharon Parr Rodney & Patti Mahaffey Ruth & Kyle Zschiesche Tanner Longhorns TL Longhorns Wes and Carol Chancey Crossed T's Cattle Company Dale and Linda Smith Miracle Petree Struthoff Ranch Armstrong Ranch Austin and Susan Young Billy Cook

Billy Thompson and Gary Jenkins C Bar Longhorns Chris & Charland Burton Circle Double C Ranch Craft Ranch Dale & Janet Manwaring David M. Hillis Davis Green Deer Creek Longhorns Don & Rhonda Poe Dreamweaver Ranch Gary Fowler Hacienda PBT, LLC Jacob & Kathryn Juneau Jennifer Linn Mask John & Diann Chase John & Judy Moore John Oliver John & Ursula Allen JP Ranch J.T. Wehring Kathleen and Jeff Hoffman Kelly & Sharon Harris Kevin and Laury Rooker Lazy JP Ranch Mike and Kim MacLeod Pat & Stan Ivicic Randi & Mary Ellen Maddox Roy & Maria Bailey Stephen P. Head Susy McQueen Tawnya Dykstra-Soto The Roddam Family Tom and Cay Billingsley Tud Rosin Krier David & Kathy M. Adams Guthrie Creek Longhorn Cattle

Joseph Sedlacek Barbara J. Fillmore David & Kimberley Nikodym Dean M. & Jill K. Wagner Ernest L. or Peri L. Clark Semkin Longhorns Dylan Pfizenmaier Dean & Belinda Franke J Bar J Longhorns, LLC Rockin' J Longhorns Todd and Kelli McKnight Warren and Cathy Dorathy Art Anders Dustin Pillard Brock Murphy Carole Muchmore J5 Longhorns Kenneth J. & Valerie J. Webb Oren & Dianna O'Dell Ronald C. or Lana K. Pearson Bar R Cattle Co Dean L. Or Mary P. Horkey Billy & Audrey Doolittle Bob & Pam Loomis Frank & Teresa Locatelli Jordan Ranch Mike Lutt Rocking K Bar T Ranch Steve, Bodie & Chad Quary Woodson School Ranch Dale Hunt Elijah Welu Mike Bassett Ron & Sandra Shockley Beere Cattle Company Bill and Judy Meridith Buckhorn Cattle Company Del Vic Farms Dirty Spur Cattle Co. Fossil Creek Longhorns James Wesley Ray Jess W. and Linda M. Howard Kevin & Jodi Bryant Kyle & Jeanne Taylor Luebbering Farms, LLC Richard & Linda Spooner Scot & Jodie O'Bryan Thate Cattle Co. W.R. Van Gundy

Division B Dorie Damuth Vincent T. Girolamo Diamond D Ranch Ohlendorf Land & Cattle Co., LLC Suzanne & Bill Torkildsen, M.D. Jerry Richie Rocking 'O' Ranch Sandra K. Nordhausen Gary & Teresa Bowdoin El Coyote Ranch Will Ross Hal and Carole Griffin Jo & Dagmar Schaab John T. & Betty Baker Larry Don Graves Rocking 'O' Longhorns Ronald J. Martens Wilton and Carolyn Wilton


Division C Mike & Debbie Bowman Craig Perez Pace Cattle Company Sather Family, LLC Big Valley Longhorns Mark Gilliland, M.D. Alexandra Dees Kerry and Nancee Mounce NT Ranch Terry Jim Hedgpeth

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final addition to this prestigious collection which contains the works of many nationally known, western and Longhorn artists, such as Dalhart Windberg, Orren Mixer, and Ragan Gennusa. In the photo (photo provided by U.T.) from left to right is Robert Mayberry (Executive Chef at U.T. who prepared Longhorn beef for the appetizers!), Betty Baker (who is the owner of U.T.'s famous mascot Bevo), Sandra Stevens, and Executive Director Dr. Floyd Hoelting. "Little Milk Thief" was created from Dr. HoeltWelcome Addition! ing's idea about the story Photo Submitted by Connie Ollive of the occasional opportunist calf who has figured out how to steal a meal from a cow other than his L to R: Robert Mayberry, Betty Baker, Sandra own mother, and Sandra's Stevens, Dr. Floyd Hoelting. oils and canvas brought his vision to life. Raised on a Texas cattle ranch, Sandra has been painting most of her life, with her favorite subjects being cattle and rural scenes. She says, "Simply put, I paint what I love". She and her husband Robert have several Longhorns on their property in Colorado County, Texas who often serve as models for her art. Sandra's paintings have been exhibited in several important national art shows and have also been on the cover of "Gulf Coast Cattleman" magazine. Her work is represented by several established fine art galleries, and hangs in the private Tim & Jamie Osborn welcomed Aidin homes and offices of collectors throughout James Ollive Osborn on November 12, 2014 the United States. at 10:12 p.m. in Longview, TX. He weighed For more information about Sandra and 7 lbs., 9 oz. and 20” long. Proud sister is her art, please visit her website at san- Madison Ollive and proud grandparents are Bruce and Connie Ollive of Big Sandy, TX. drastevensart.com.

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Save The Date! JANUARY 2015 JAN 16 • TLBAA Board Meeting, General Membership Meeting & Banquet. Amy Weatherholtz (817)625-6241 or Amy@tlbaa.org. JAN 16-20 • Fort Worth Stock Show, Will Roger Complex, Fort Worth, TX. Trigg &Traci Moore (817) 832-8742 or (254) 396-5592. Qualifying Haltered & Youth. JAN 17 • The Eddie Wood Cowtown Classic Premier Registered Texas Longhorn Sale, Will Roger Complex, Fort Worth, TX. Amy Weatherholtz (817) 625-6241 or Amy@tlbaa.org.

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.

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 11-13 • 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.


TEXAS LONGHORN Coming Events 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. MAY 8-10 • TLBGCA Spring Show, Miracle Farm, Brenham, TX. Stephen Head (979) 549-5270. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. MAY 15-16 • Millennium Futurity, Glen Rose, 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 Scholarhip Expo, Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth, TX. Larry Barker (817) 988-6110 or lbarker@aabahn.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.

OCTOBER 2015 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

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



Cattle for sale “To God Be The Glory”

joliver@mytocn.com (972) 268-0083

To all our Longhorn friends… The very best of good health, happiness and prosperity in the New Year. May it be your BEST ever! Here at the ranch, 2015 promises to be the year of… BULL POWER… featuring the proven great genetics of Sure Shot FD, Measles Super Ranger, Overwhelmer, Oklahoma Quixote, Bail Jumper, Impressive, Rangers Impact and Playboy. We have an excellent choice of outstanding young herd sires to choose from. Also for sale are great Flying D bred & raised cows, heifers & steers.

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.

For information or to schedule a visit, contact:

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

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A Adcock, Terry & Sherri ....................................69 Adkins, Aaron & Clay......................................23 Almendra Longhorns......................................67 Anderson, Frank Jr. & III................................8-9 Astera Meadows Ranches ..............................69 Autobahn ..........................................................19

B Bar H Ranch......................................................67 Beadle Land & Cattle..................................8, 67 Big Valley Longhorns ......................................67 Billingsley Longhorns ....................................69 Blue Ridge Ranch ............................................BC Box Z Ranch ........................................................8 Brett Ranch ........................................................68 BT Farms ............................................................68 Buckhorn Cattle Co.........................................68 Bull Creek Longhorns..............................15, 69 Butler Breeders ................................................8-9

C Caballo Bravo Longhorns..............................67 CedarView Ranch ......................................21, 67 Champion Genetics ........................................61 Circle Double C Ranch............................45, 69 Commanders Place Longhorns....................68 Cowboy Catchit Chex Partnership ..............23 CV Cowboy Casanova ....................................21

D Dalgood Longhorns ..........................................9 DCCI Equipment ............................................61 Deer Creek Longhorns....................................69 Diamond Q Longhorns ................................68 Dickinson Cattle Company ............................3 Double LB Longhorns....................................68 Doug Hunt Longhorns ..................................69

Kittler Land & Cattle Co. ..................................67

L Lazy A Ranch ....................................................69 Lightning Longhorns ......................................68 Little Ace Cattle Co.............................................8 Lone Wolf Ranch..............................................68 Longhorn Sales Pen ........................................65 Loomis, Bob & Pam..................................21, 23

M Marquess Arrow Ranch ................................IBC McLeod Ranch ....................................................8 Midwest Longhorn Sale..................................13 Moriah Farms ..............................................9, 68

N Nikodym, David..............................................65 Northbrook Cattle Co.....................................68

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P P&C Cattle Pens ..............................................25 Panther Creek Longhorns..............................67 Pearl Longhorn Ranch....................................69 PJ’s Cattle Company..........................................8

R R & R Ranch......................................................68 Red McCombs Ranches of Texas ................IFC Red River Longhorn Sale................................17 Registered Texas Longhorn Beef....................51 Rio Vista Ranch ..................................................8 Rocking G Ranch................................................9 Rockin I Longhorns ....................................9, 69 Rocking P Longhorns........................................8 Rocky Mountain Longhorns ........................67 Rolling D Ranch ..............................................67 Running Arrow Farm ......................................61

E Eagles Ridge Longhorns....................................9 S El Coyote Ranch ................................................1 7 Bar Longhorns ..............................................68 End of Trail Ranch ....................................13, 67 Safari B Ranch ..................................................68 Sand Hills Ranch ........................................7, 67 Sargento’s Hides ..............................................57 F Semkin Longhorns..........................................68 Filip, Richard & Jeanne....................................21 Sidewinder Cattle Co.........................................9 First Financial Bank..........................................51 Singing Coyote Ranch ....................................69 Flying Diamond Ranch..................................67 South Texas State Fair......................................65 Flying H Longhorns ........................................68 Star Creek Ranch ......................................15, 23 Foundation World Headquarters & Museum..31, 47 Stotts Hideaway Ranch ..............................5, 69 Swift Six Ag Works ..........................................25

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G G6 Longhorns ..................................................67 T Gilliland, Mark & Charlene............................21 TLBA Foundation ............................................25 TLBAA 50th Anniversary Products ....................35 TLBAA Cookbook............................................39 H TLBAA Longhorn Weekend ..........................29 Haltom Hollar Ranch ....................................67 TLBAA Membership........................................72 Harrell Ranch ......................................................9 TLBAA Merchandise........................................37 Helm Cattle Co. ..............................................68 Triple R Ranch (TX) ..........................................9 Hickman Longhorns ......................................69 Twisted Sister Ranch........................................23 Hodges, Dave....................................................68 Horseshoe J Longhorns..................................23 Hubbell Longhorns ........................................23 U Hudson Longhorns ........................................3 Underwood Longhorns..................................67 Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale..........10-12 Husky Branding Irons ....................................57


Walker, Ron ......................................................69 Westfarms, Inc.....................................................8 J.T. Wehring Family Ranch ............................69 White Pine Ranch ....................................23, 67 Jack Mountain Ranch......................................69 Wichita Fence....................................................63 Jane’s Land & Cattle Co. ..................................9 Woodson School Ranch ................................67 Johnston Longhorns ......................................68


K Khaos Cattle Company ....................................23 King, Terry & Tammy ..................................23, 67

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X Xcalibur Star Partnership................................23

Y YO Ranch ..........................................................65

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