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2 Strong Longhorn Programs Merge for an Even More Successful Future 22 years ago 50 head of Texas Longhorn cattle moved from the arid lands of Arizona to the lush grass of Oklahoma. Their new home was on leased pasture that had been MacGuire land since the Oklahoma Land Rush of 1893. And the rest is history in the making. Charlene Semkin founded Semkin Longhorns 40 years ago this year. It has been a life-long passion that according to Charlene “will not end until I leave this earth”. When her best friend Jo McGuire arrived for a visit to Charlene’s Arizona ranch more than 20 years ago with her 13-year-old son, Matt in tow, none of them could have forseen how that visit would change their lives. Jo and Matt both loved the Longhorns. After wondering what on earth the cattle ate in the Arizona setting, Jo suggested that Charlene lease their land in Oklahoma and put her Longhorns on their green grass. “The thought of moving the cattle to Oklahoma sounded really crazy” Semkin said, “but the more I thought about it, the more it seemed like a good idea.” The arrangement worked well, with the McGuires taking care of Charlene’s herd as well as a herd of their own. Matt actually bought three of his first Longhorns from Charlene’s herd. All of the McGuire children grew up showing Texas Longhorns and were active members of the Oklahoma Texas Longhorn Association. Eventually all the cattle were relocated to Oklahoma. When Charlene’s youngest son, David, got out of the army he helped take care of the herd, now numbering 300 head. Matt and David were like brothers, with Matt learning a lot from his friend who had been around longhorns since the age of two. Through the years, however, all of Charlene’s kids left Oklahoma and didn’t have an interest in the Longhorn business. Matt, however, only got more involved. Thorough the years of working together and with Matt taking over his family’s ranch, McGuire Land & Cattle, it was a natural next step to look ahead to Charlene’s semi-retirement. Matt had made it clear that the ranch life and raising Longhorns was the lifestyle he and his wife, Melanie, wanted for their family. The two separate herds of McGuire Land & Cattle and Semkin Longhorns have now merged into one program under the ownership of Matt McGuire. Charlene is still active with the program, helping with marketing efforts and the website. ghorn cattle moved from the arid lands of Arizona to the lush grass of Oklahoma. Their new home was on leased pasture that had been MacGuire land since the Oklahoma Land Rush of 1893. And the rest is history in the making. Charlene Semkin founded Semkin Longhorns 40 years ago this year. It has been a life-long passion that according to Charlene “will not end until I leave this

earth”. When her best friend Jo McGuire arrived for a visit to Charlene’s Arizona ranch more than 20 years ago with her 13-year-old son, Matt in tow, none of them could have forseen how that visit would change their lives. Jo and Matt both loved the Longhorns. After wondering what on earth the cattle ate in the Arizona setting, Jo suggested that Charlene lease their land in Oklahoma and put her Longhorns on their green grass. “The thought of moving the cattle to Oklahoma sounded really crazy” Semkin said, “but the more I thought about it, the more it seemed like a good idea.” The arrangement worked well, with the McGuires taking care of Charlene’s herd as well as a herd of their own. Matt actually bought three of his first Longhorns from Charlene’s herd. All of the McGuire children grew up showing Texas Longhorns and were active members of the Oklahoma Texas Longhorn Association. Eventually all the cattle were relocated to Oklahoma. When Charlene’s youngest son, David, got out of the army he helped take care of the herd, now numbering 300 head. Matt and David were like brothers, with Matt learning a lot from his friend who had been around longhorns since the age of two. Through the years, however, all of Charlene’s kids left Oklahoma and didn’t have an interest in the Longhorn business. Matt, however, only got more involved. Thorough the years of working together and with Matt taking over his family’s ranch, McGuire Land & Cattle, it was a natural next step to look ahead to Charlene’s semi-retirement. Matt had made it clear that the ranch life and raising Longhorns was the lifestyle he and his wife, Melanie, wanted for their family. The two separate herds of McGuire Land & Cattle and Semkin Longhorns have now merged into one program under the ownership of Matt McGuire. Charlene is still active with the program, helping with marketing efforts and the websiteghorn cattle moved from the arid lands of Arizona to the lush grass of Oklahoma. Their new home was on leased pasture that had been MacGuire land since the Oklahoma Land Rush of 1893. And the rest is history in the making. Charlene Semkin founded Semkin Longhorns 40 years ago this year. It has been a life-long passion that according to Charlene “will not end until I leave this earth”. When her best friend Jo McGuire arrived for a visit to Charlene’s Arizona ranch more than 20 years ago with her 13-year-old son, Matt in tow, none of them could have forseen how that visit would change their lives. Jo and Matt both loved the Longhorns. After wondering what on earth the cattle ate in the Arizona setting, Jo suggested that Charlene lease their land in Oklahoma and put her Longhorns on their green grass. “The thought of moving the cattle to Oklahoma sounded really crazy” Semkin said, “but the more I

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COVER STORIES

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JANUARY 2016 Vol. 27 • No. 9

2015 CASH COWS

A look at Registered Texas Longhorns that have sold for $10,000 or more at public auction in the past year.

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BREEDER PROFILE: TYSON LEONARD Leonard active again in the Longhorn industry by Myra Basham

Departments 6 Editor’s Note

10 Legislative Update

38 Officers & Directors

FUTURITIES 101:

A look at what a futurity is, how it works and why breeders benefit from them by Myra Basham

39 TLBT Letter

41 TLBAA Announcements

FEATURES

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42 Affiliate News

HERD HEALTH: Winter Watering

43 Memoriam

Things to consider when winter weather affects water supply by Myra Basham

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BREEDER SPOTLIGHT: McNiven Family

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NEW THIS ISSUE

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE:

How To Navigate the Tricky World of Farm Taxes – by Rich Schell, J.D.

About the Cover:

48 Herd Management

52 Index

53 Just For Grins

This month’s cover features All Steel, the new herd sire at KC3 Longhorns owned by Kasi Dick. All Steel is out of JP Rio Grande x Tejas Sue RL and measured 54” TTT at 18 months. Search KC 3 Longhorns on Facebook or contact Kasi at (918) 694-6180 or kcranch.6320 at yahoo.com. 4 | January 2016

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EDITOR’S NOTES

A new year, a new look. This month debuts a new look for Trails magazine. While there will be fine-tuning going on through future issues, we are happy to show off our new logo and a new editorial look. The editorial has a cleaner, more modern feel while maintaining the western touches that keep us rooted in who we are. Both this association and the Texas Longhorn have a rich history and promising futures. We want to portray both heritage and progress. The editorial layout is cleaner and sports a new font family that will be used exclusively in editorial. It will make it easier for people to immediately distinguish between ads and editorial content, allowing your ads stand out even more. It will also make the editorial easy to read. In each upcoming issue, keep an eye out for more updates to editorial department designs as well as some new editorial content. As always, we are open to suggestions about subjects to include in the magazine. If you have a topic or know of a person, event or animal that merits a story, let me know. You never know what may be the next feature story. With good change comes the bittersweet. My partner in all things Trails, Laura Standley, has left to pursue a new opportunity. I am extremely happy for her, but also sad that the person who worked tirelessly with me on deadline after deadline is no longer a part of the Trails team. I wish her nothing but the best. We hope you enjoy the “Cash Cows” feature this month. It is an excellent reference for those researching desirable genetics, and a complementary piece to next month’s Herd Sire Issue. Excellent tools to plan out future changes or additions to your program, especially with all the upcoming Longhorn sales. If you’re planning out your advertising for this year, contact me for a revised editorial calendar so you can choose the issues most relevant to your needs. Or better yet, talk to us about a contract and get consistent exposure for your program. Part of the effectiveness of advertising is simply getting your name, or your sire’s name, to be the one constantly popping into someone’s mind when the time comes to buy a Longhorn or breed some cows. Happy New Year!

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LL LonghornsNeil & Cynthia Hall 1414 Thorton Rd. • Houston, TX 77018 (206) 574-8950 www.lllonghorns.com cynthia@lllonghorns.com

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

Brennan & Michele Potts Rocking P Longhorns P.O. Box 579 • Emory, TX 75440 (903) 473-2430 Cell: (903) 348-5400 www.rockingplonghorns.com bpotts1@verizon.net

Christa Cattle Co. Jason & Louis Christa 2577 FM 1107 • Stockdale, TX 78160 christacattleco@msn.com www.christacattleco.com Louis (210) 863-7003 Jason (210) 232-1818

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

Beadle Land & Cattle Ray & Bonnie Beadle Los Gatos & Hollister, CA 95032 (408) 834-0110 • (408) 656-6266 Ray.Beadle@kapstonepaper.com

McLeod Ranch Michael, Jackie, Mike & Makayla McLeod 355 CR 3031 • Edna, TX 77957 (361) 782-0155

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

Falls Creek Longhorns Stanley & Sandi Tidwell 2330 W. FM 875 • Midlothian, TX 76065 (972) 989-8939 cell Russell Hooks, Herd Manager (409) 381-0616


DuBose Bar D Ranch Keith & Tina DuBose P.O. Box 370 • Ben Wheeler, TX 75754 (979) 277-2161 kwdubose@gmail.com www.dubosebard.com

Jack Mountain Ranch Hal & Betty Meyer 8000 Mount Sharp Rd. • Wimberley, TX 78676 (512) 422-4681 cell (512) 842-1116 halmeyer@hotmail.com

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

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

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

Dalgood Longhorns Malcolm & Connie Goodman 6260 Inwood Dr. • Houston, TX 77057 (713) 782-8422 dalgood@comcast.net www.dalgoodlonghorns.com

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

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

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Legislative Update

By Rich Schell, J.D.

It’s Tax Time! How to Navigate the Tricky World of Farm Taxes Farms, like other businesses, make money or income (sometimes), and then farmers pay taxes on the income. In 1996, the federal government estimated farm households paid $19 billion in federal income taxes and $10.2 billion in social security and self-employment taxes. While being your own boss has its advantage, it can prove a challenge during tax season. Use this advice to smooth out this year’s accounting adventure.

The Basics The first part of Schedule F requires farm taxpayers to supply the details of their farm income. These questions involve how much livestock was bought for resale, as well as questions about crops that were raised and sold. Some miscellaneous sources of farm income also get reported, such as co-op distributions and payments from farm programs like Commodity Credit Corporation loans. Money paid for custom machine work and fuel tax refunds should also be included.

Schedule F and Gross Income The second part of Schedule F asks about gross income (the big pot of money earned all year from all sources) and how that money was distributed for expenses on the farm. Total expenses are then deducted from income to show the net profit or loss of the activity. Here are some of things the IRS says should be included in your gross income: Compensation received for  services rendered • Business income/farm income • Gains from selling property • Interest income you receive • Rents • Royalties • Dividends • Alimony • Annuities life insurance income • Pensions • Income from having debts paid off • Partnership income • Income from deceased • Income from estates and trusts

earning a living, such as mileage, are deductible for small-business owners but not for employees. One of the biggest tax advantages for the self-employed is that they can deduct all their losses from a business that is engaged in trying to make a profit. But if the business does not make a profit or if the IRS determines that the owners are not really trying to make it profitable, they might conclude it is an “activity not engaged in for profit.” Section 183 of the tax code governs “hobby losses.” This section of the tax code was passed so Congress could close down what it perceived as inappropriate farm and horse shelters. The law sets up a presumption that if an activity shows a profit in three out of five tax years, then the taxpayer is engaged in it to make a profit. In the case of horse operations, the business must show a profit in two out of seven tax years.

Audit-proof Your Tax Return As you structure your farm activities you can take some steps to audit-proof your return. First, ask yourself the following questions, which the IRS uses to evaluate farm and horse operations. By doing some planning you can take practical steps to save yourself some money. • Does the taxpayer carry on the activity like a business? • How much time and effort is the taxpayer putting into the activity? • What history of income or loss has the taxpayer had with respect to the activity? As a precautionary note you should keep an eye out for any expense related to your farm that is large, unusual or questionable that you intend to deduct. For example, is there something you spent money on that you have not before? Or were vet bills unusually high for some reason?

Deductible Expenses for Farmers Income tax is a progressive tax, which means the more taxpayers earn, the more they pay; those earning lower incomes pay less tax to the IRS. Deductible expenses for farm taxpayers include:  Advertising • Bad debts • Car and truck expenses • Chemicals • Conservation • Money paid for machine work • Depreciation • Employee benefits • Feed • Fertilizer • Freight • Fuel • Interest • Insurance • Legal and professional fees • Office supplies • Rent for land vehicles and animals  used in farming • Repairs and maintenance • Seeds • Taxes • Travel and entertainment (up to 50 percent) • Utilities • Vet bills  There are several miscellaneous expenses that can also be deducted from farm income, such as certain amortization deductions. Amortization allows you to spread the cost of certain things over several years for tax purposes. If you think you might qualify based on your farming activities, the  IRS has a pamphlet (publication 535) at that can tell you more about what is available.

Hobby Farm Loss Rule Generally speaking, the tax code provides a lot of benefits to farmers and other people who own their own businesses. Many expenses related to

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Surviving IRS Scrutiny One of the easiest things you can do to be sure you survive this kind of scrutiny is to gather as much extension evidence as possible about your operation. Some IRS personnel will have great expertise and experience in agriculture; others will only know what they have read. If you can show your operation is being run according to the best practices you can find, you should have a leg up on proving that you have the expertise to run a profitable operation. You should also be prepared to speak about general trends in the commodity you’re raising.

Election Options: Denying or Allowing Losses

There’s another option taxpayers should be aware of: If it looks like the operation will make money—but not right away—the taxpayer can make a choice to put off determining whether or not the business is a for-profit venture. This means that the issue won’t be determined until the end of the fourth tax year for farm operations and not until the end of the fifth year for horse operations. If you have losses, but think it likely you’ll make money fairly soon, this could be an important option. You can still take deductions before year four and five. Note: This article does not constitute financial or accounting advice and does not form an attorney-client relationship.

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22 years ago, 50 head of Texas Longhorn cattle moved from the arid lands of Arizona to the lush grass of Oklahoma. Their new home was on leased pasture that had been McGuire land since the Oklahoma Land Run of 1893. And the rest is history in the making. Charlene Semkin founded Semkin Longhorns 40 years ago this year. It has been a life-long passion that according to Charlene “will not end until I leave this earth”. When her best friend since high school, Jo McGuire, arrived for a visit to Charlene’s Arizona ranch more than 20 years ago with her 12-year-old son, Matt, in tow, none of them could have foreseen how that visit would change their lives. Jo and Matt both immediately fell in love with the Longhorns. After wondering

what on earth the cattle ate in the Arizona setting, Jo suggested that Charlene lease their land in Oklahoma and put her Longhorns on their green grass. “The thought of moving the cattle to Oklahoma sounded really crazy” Semkin said, “but the more I thought about it, the more it seemed like a good idea.” The arrangement worked well, with the McGuire’s taking care of 40 head of Charlene’s herd as well as a herd of their own. Matt bought his first three Long-

horns from Charlene’s herd. All of the McGuire children grew up showing Texas Longhorns and were active members of the Oklahoma Texas Longhorn Association. When Charlene’s youngest son, David, got out of the army, Charlene shipped the the rest of the herd from Arizona, now numbering 300 head, and Oklahoma became the home of the entire program. Matt and David were like brothers, with Matt learning a lot from David who had been around Longhorns since he was a baby. Through the years, however, all of Charlene’s kids, including David pursued a different way of life. Matt, on the other hand, became even more involved, to the point of running the ranch entirely, with C h a r l e n e spending her time marketing, keeping up the website and keeping all the records. Through the years of working together, and with Matt taking over his family’s r a n c h , McGuire Land & Cattle, it was a natural next step to look ahead to Charlene’s semi-retirement. After Matt’s marriage to Melanie, both knew raising Longhorns was the lifestyle they wanted for their family. The two separate herds of McGuire Land & Cattle and Semkin Longhorns have now merged into one program under the ownership of Matt and his family. Charlene is still active with the program, helping with marketing efforts and the website. They work together on continuing to develop the genetic program. Diversity is the cornerstone of their program. “We’ve always utilized the various markets,” said Char-


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lene, “…good bodied, good mamas, good genetics, Matt has worked hard in the Longhorn industry there’s a place for all of them.” for 22 years, and that is saying a lot for a 34-year-old! Matt agrees, adding, “Within the cattle industry, the He graduated from Oklahoma State University with a value of what a Longhorn offers to the cattleman is degree in Ranch Production. His college advisor was often overlooked.” Dr. Bob Kropp, who he still stays in touch with today. The program has always been geared toward “midHe is currently serving as president of the Oklahoma dle of the road” animals, not all horn, not all body and Texas Longhorn Association, as well as a member of certainly not all color. The goal is a balance of all three the Board of Directors for the Cattleman’s Association. traits and producing animals that will work in a perMatt says he likes to stay as active as he can throughson’s program no matter what direction the industry out the cattle industry. He is deeply appreciative of is going. Charlene’s role in his life. One thing they are both clear on is that Longhorns “Charlene is somebody I’m honored to be able to are definitely beef cattle. Matt and Charlene have allearn from. There are only a handful of people that ways been advocates for developing a market for the have been in the Longhorn business as long as she beef so you have a way to utilize animals who won’t has. I’m grateful to be able to have a teacher with that bring top dollar at the sales. Matt along with his dad kind of knowledge and experience,” Matt said, the adalso run commercial cattle, so they have utilized miration evident. Longhorn bulls on commercial cattle and commercial The admiration is mutual as Charlene returns, “It bulls on some Longhorns to further develop their catwarms my heart that Matt wants to carry on with the tle program. program that I have spent 40 years developing.” From showing cattle, to shipping embryos and Anyone interested in learning more about the varisemen overseas, to a constantly growing demand for ous offerings of the Longhorn program or in the Longbeef – it’s a family business. Matt emphasizes that the horn beef market can contact word “Land” in the McGuire Land & Cattle Matt or Charlene. We always welrepresents their love for the land the come visitors to the ranch, both cattle reside on, taking pride in the fact new breeders and old, to see the that it has remained in the family since operation in action, running 1893. The entire operation is more than a over 500 head of cattle, all cenliving, it’s his family’s way of life. Matt’s tered around the great Texas wife is just as dedicated to it as he is. Longhorn and all their valuable Melanie has spent many hours helping traits! Just give us a call, anywith various tasks like packaging and detime. livering meat, selling meat at local farmers markets, even helping with working the cattle. Matt gives her a lot of credit for taking care of the kids and the home while he spends from daylight until dark and after on the ranch. Everyone who’s r too You’re neve t with done it knows it’s a 24/7 job. Even their ar st to g youn ghorns! two young girls ages 2 and 10 months love Texas Lon started as h ie g ag everything about the ranch life. M t feed at PAID ADVERTISEMENT

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A look at registered Texas Longhorns that sold for $10,000 or more at public auction in 2015. Just these animals alone sold for a little over $3 million.

GM Apa's Monica Image ........$68,000 Sheraton Star ......................$60,000 ECR Unica ............................$47,000 Allens Top Cherry 345 ..........$47,000

2009 daughter of Abigail's PA & GM Miss Monica

2013 daughter of Starbase Commander & Rutledge's Miss Dotty

2011 daughter of El Govenador & ECR Tari's Fabulosa

2010 daughter of Top Caliber & Allens Dark Cherry 193

Consignor: Gary & Margie Huddleston Buyer: Richard & Jeanne Filip

Consignor: Star Creek Ranch Buyer: Bill & Judy Meridith

Consignor: El Coyote Ranch Buyer: Torkildsen/Rocha Partnership

Consignor: Bow Carpenter Buyer: Tom & Linda Harman

Hudson-Valentine Vegas Style Sale

Midwest Sale

Eddie Wood Cowtown Classic

Legacy Sale

Embryo Heifer Calf ..............$47,000 Cherry Jubilee 78 ................$46,000 Southern Sister ....................$40,000 Tempting Shiro TM ..............$40,000

2007 daughter of EOT Cherrypicker's Legend & Lively Fancy Lady

2009 daughter of Southern Confederate Gray & Southern Flower 2008 daughter of Aces Cacti TM & Shiro Miss TM

Consignor: M 2 Land & Cattle Co. Buyer: Roger & Debbie Witham

2015 daughter of Cowboy Tu Chex & Shadow Jubilee

Consignor: Pam Watkins & Mike Crawford Buyer: Chisholm Trail Cartel

Consignor: Bill & Judy Meridith Buyer: Tom & Linda Harman

Consignor: End of Trail Ranch Buyer: Bill & Elizabeth Hudson

Red McCombs Fiesta Sale

Red McCombs Fiesta Sale

Legacy Sale

Midwest Sale

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BL Sage Hen 641 ..................$40,000 HL Royal Rose ......................$39,000 TCC Chocolate Dipped ..........$37,500 Awesome Nova ....................$34,500

2006 daughter of Farlap Chex & Double Sage BL890

2010 daughter of Drag Iron & Royal Reputation

2013 daughter of TCC Candy Gumdrops & KC Hersheys Kiss

2013 daughter of Cowboy Up Chex & BL Lady Die

Consignor: Bob & Pam Loomis Buyer: Larry & Toni Stegemoller

Consignor: Bill & Elizabeth Hudson Buyer: Richard & Jeanne Filip

Consignor: Bill & Judy Meridith Buyer: Richard Carroll

Consignor: Butch & Kelly Geurin Buyer: Les & Lane Craft

Red McCombs Fiesta Sale

Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

Legacy Sale

Legacy Sale

HL Brick House ....................$34,000 Queen Bandita BCB ..............$32,000 SE Utopia ............................$31,500 Sunhaven Diego's Ginny ......$30,000

2012 daughter of Laredo Texas & BL Rio Cancan

2011 daughter of Bandera Chex & Queen Bee BCB

2013 daughter of SE Unostopabull & SE Africa

2007 daughter of FCF Justice Deigo & BR Miss Ginger

Consignor: Bill & Elizabeth Hudson Buyer: Filip/Allen Partnership

Consignor: David & Linda Mills Buyer: Frank & Michelle Hevrdejs

Consignor: Eddie & Sharon Settlemyer Buyer: Mike & Debbie Bowman

Consignor: Bow Carpenter Buyer: Richard Carroll

Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

Red McCombs Fiesta Sale

Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

Legacy Sale

WS Sun Star ........................$30,000 Annatte PC 282 ....................$30,000 Rex's Red Rose Calf ..............$30,000 ST All Star MVP ....................$30,000

Dam of Calf 2008 daughter of Tejas Star & WS Sun Rise

2009 daughter of Chisholm 4 & JP Grand Anne

Daughter of Sittin Bull & Rex's Red Rose

2011 daughter of Concealed Weapon & ST All Star

Consignor: Bill & Elizabeth Hudson Buyer: Craft Ranch

Consignor: Hudson Longhorns Buyer: Mike & Debbie Bowman

Consignor: Craft Ranch Buyer: Mike & Debbie Bowman

Consignor: Tom & Molly St. Hillaire Buyer: Richard & Jeanne Filip

Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

Hudson-Valentine Vegas Style Sale

Hudson-Valentine Vegas Style Sale

Hudson-Valentine Vegas Style Sale

RJF Maxy Sassy ....................$30,000 Allens 291/9 ........................$28,000 Awesome Rosebud................$27,000 Star's Perfect Design..............$27,000

2010 daughter of LLL Maxamillion & J.R. Sassie

2009 daughter of Top Caliber & Allens Doherty 1/06

2008 daughter of Awesome Viagra & R T Diamond Ramblin Rose

2012 daughter of Starbase Commander & Tri-Star Giselle

Consignor: Frank & Michelle Hevrdejs Buyer: Tyson Leonard

Consignor: John & Ursula Allen Buyer: Red McCombs Ranches

Consignor: Butch & Kelly Geurin Buyer: Ann Gravett

Consignor: Star Creek Ranch Buyer: John & Ursula Allen

Longhorn World Championship

Red McCombs Fiesta Sale

Legacy Sale

Red McCombs Fiesta Sale

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WS Sun Rise ........................$27,000 Casino's Ace ........................$27,000 HR Rosebud ........................$26,000 FL Rio Maxine ......................$25,000

2004 daughter of Julio's Thunder & Rising Blade

2010 daughter of Fey's Rio Casino & BW Demanding Woman

2011 daughter of J.R. Grand Slam & LLL Rosemary

2006 daughter of Maximus ST & Rialito Chic ST

Consignor: Allen/Filip Partnership Buyer: Bill & Elizabeth Hudson

Consignor: Alexandra Dees Buyer: Hudson Longhorns

Consignor: Kent & Sandy Harrell Buyer: Richard & Jeanne Filip

Consignor: McKnight/Clark Partnership Buyer: Bill & Elizabeth Hudson

Red McCombs Fiesta Sale

Hudson-Valentine Vegas Style Sale

Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

RJF Super Lady's Whimsey ....$25,000 GLR Minimax ......................$25,000 LAR Mello 5/10 ....................$25,000 Texana Van Horne ................$25,000

2008 daughter of Renegade 19/5 & EOT Super Lady

2014 daughter of Cowboy Chex & LAR Maxine 9/09

2010 daughter of Totem Pole & RM Super Carmela

2004 daughter of Starliner & Delta Van Horne

Consignor: Bow Carpenter Buyer: Red McCombs Ranches

Consignor: Charlene & Mark Gilliland, MD Consignor: Craft Ranch Buyer: Suzanne & William Torkildsen, M.D. Buyer: Bill & Judy Meridith

Consignor: Allen/Filip Partnership Buyer: Hudson Longhorns

Red McCombs Fiesta Sale

Hudson-Valentine Vegas Style Sale

Hudson-Valentine Vegas Style Sale

Hudson-Valentine Vegas Style Sale

Carolina Izzie Again ............$25,000 TL Firewater ........................$25,000 WS Rainbow ........................$24,000 Maxine EOT 244 ..................$23,000

2013 daughter of Fifty-Fifty BCB & Izzie BCB

2013 daughter of LC 585 War Bonnet x LC Bladen Monnshinemolly

2004 daughter of Julio's Thunder & Jamoca

2012 daughter of DDR Rio Ranger & DDR Sweet Remedy

Consignor: Morris/Hughes/Adkins Buyer: Suzanne & William Torkildsen, M.D.

Consignor: Tom & Linda Nading Buyer: Mike & Debbie Bowman

Consignor: Richard & Jeanne Filip Buyer: Bill & Elizabeth Hudson

Consignor: Bill & Judy Meridith Buyer: Mike & Debbie Bowman

Horn Showcase Sale

Longhorn World Championship

Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

Hudson-Valentine Vegas Style Sale

CV Tiger's Spirit....................$23,000 BL Rio Sweetie 815 ..............$22,000 Esmeralda ST ......................$21,000 JH Sassy ..............................$21,000

2009 daughter of Hubbells Rio Bravo & Charming A-Do

2008 daughter of JP Rio Grande & BL Coach Sweetheart

2008 daughter of Iron Mike ST & Blackeyed Peas ST

2014 daughter of Ring Leader BCB & JH Angelina

Consignor: Kathy Kittler Buyer: Rex Glendenning

Consignor: Frank & Michelle Hevrdejs Buyer: John & Rebecca Wampler

Consignor: Red McCombs Ranches Buyer: Kurt & Glenda Twining

Consignor: Diamondback Ranch Buyer: Hudson Longhorns

Longhorn World Championship

Legacy Sale

Red McCombs Fiesta Sale

Hudson-Valentine Vegas Style Sale

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BL Lady Die..........................$20,500 DH Tari Chex ......................$20,000 RM Touch N Whirl Pat ..........$20,000 RHF Sharp Valentine ............$20,000

2003 daughter of Farlap Chex & Poco Lady BL

2010 daughter of Dupree Chex 792 & BL Rio Tari 793

2005 daughter of Touchdown of RM & RM Miss Whirlwind

2012 daughter of RHF Sharp Shooter & RHF Southern Belle

Consignor: Butch & Kelly Geurin Buyer: Joshua Cashman

Consignor: Hoosier Longhorns Buyer: Bill & Elizabeth Hudson

Consignor: Crumpton/Cunningham Buyer: Tom & Linda Harman

Consignor: Jim & Barbara Atwell Buyer: Ann Gravett

Legacy Sale

Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

Cherry Blossom Sale

CR Stars and Stripes ............$20,000 Helm Smooth Shot ..............$20,000 Shamrock Mikes Rose ..........$20,000 Allens 231............................$20,000

2013 daughter of Bolt Action Star & Treasure of Stars

2013 daughter of Concealed Weapon & SDR Rio Smooth

2008 daughter of Iron Mike ST & Rio Rose ST

2007 daughter of LP Turbulent Winds & Allens Doherty Peekaboo

Consignor: Alexandra Dees Buyer: Bill & Judy Meridith

Consignor: Helm Cattle Company Buyer: Wayne & Linda Green

Consignor: Kent & Sandy Harrell Buyer: Bow Carpenter

Consignor: Hudson Longhorns Buyer: Allen/Valentine/Filip

Midwest Sale

Midwest Sale

Hill Country Heritage Sale

Hudson-Valentine Vegas Style Sale

Kelly Stockton......................$20,000 Empressa PC347 ..................$20,000 Rustle Up A Star ..................$20,000 Allens 239 ............................$19,700

2008 daughter of ZD Kelly & Stocktons Tigress

2010 daughter of Chisholm 4 & Miss Phenomenal Capone

2009 daughter of High Sierra Star & HSR Red Star

2007 daughter of Gun Slinger & JW Polly Fine

Consignor: G&G Longhorns Buyer: Hudson Longhorns

Consignor: Tom & Linda Harman Buyer: Mike & Debbie Bowman

Consignor: Tom & Linda Harman Buyer: Mike & Debbie Bowman

Consignor: Les & Lane Craft Buyer: Tom & Linda Harman

Hudson-Valentine Vegas Style Sale

Horn Showcase Sale

Horn Showcase Sale

Legacy Sale

Cherry Top ..........................$19,700 Sittin Dove ..........................$19,000 ZD Pocket Cash ....................$19,000 CR Aim High ........................$19,000

2010 daughter of Top Caliber & Allens Dark Cherry 193

2012 daughter of Sittin Bull & VV Camelot Twist

2012 daughter of ZD Kelly & RC Pacific Mermaid

2013 daughter of Archer Texa 290 & LC Martha White

Consignor: John & Ursula Allen Buyer: Mike & Jeanie Casey

Consignor: Ann Gravett Buyer: Mike & Debbie Bowman

Consignor: Zech & Janine Dameron Buyer: Red McCombs

Consignor: Alexandra Dees Buyer: Bill & Elizabeth Hudson

Red McCombs Fiesta Sale

Legacy Sale

Legacy Sale

Midwest Sale

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JH Kimberly ........................$19,000 Helm Hot Mocha ..................$19,000 HL Amazon's Chelsea ............$19,000 Extravagant Patty ................$18,500

2014 daughter of Ring Leader BCB & JH Marilena

2014 daughter of Helm Toro Caliente & Helm Lauras Dark Mocha

2013 daughter of WS Amazon & HL Just Chelsea

2013 daughter of WS Amazon & HL Cow Patty

Consignor: Diamondback Ranch Buyer: Bob & Pam Loomis

Consignor: John & Debra Helm Buyer: Tyson Leonard

Consignor: Bill & Elizabeth Hudson Buyer: Alexandra Dees

Consignor: Allen/Filip/Gravett Partnership Buyer: Bill & Elizabeth Hudson

Hudson-Valentine Vegas Style Sale

Horn Showcase Sale

Horn Showcase Sale

Legacy Sale

ECR Phenomenal Bug ..........$18,000 SDR Safari Altha ..................$18,000 Auzzie's Beauty EOT 904 ......$18,000 Go-Go Boots ........................$18,000

2008 daughter of Phenomenon & Delta Mudbug

2012 daughter of Rio Safari Chex 788

2009 daughter of Auzzie EOT 31/5 & EOT Outback Beauty II

2014 daughter of Rocky EOT 10/11 & EOT Jumangee's Kayla 851

Consignor: Ricky McLeod Buyer: Larry & Toni Stegemoller

Consignor: Dave & Sheila Hovingh Buyer: Bill & Elizabeth Hudson

Consignor: Mike & Debbie Bowman Buyer: Joe Gibbons

Consignor: Big Valley Longhorns Buyer: Les Craft

Legacy Sale

Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

Midwest Sale

Midwest Sale

PCC Rockabye......................$18,000 Pacific Lupin ........................$18,000 HL Lucky Lucille ..................$17,500 BC Double Star ....................$17,000

2013 daughter of PCC Rim Rock & Allens 310

2009 daughter of Top Caliber & Wiregrass George Anna

2010 daughter of WS Amazon & Shamrock Lucky Charm

2013 daughter of X Star & Star Sighting

Consignor: Scott Pace Buyer: Mike Beijl

Consignor: Tom & Linda Harman Buyer: Warren & Cathy Dorathy

Consignor: Mike & Debbie Bowman Buyer: Ann Gravett

Consignor: Bow Carpenter Buyer: Bill & Judy Meridith

Midwest Sale

Hudson-Valentine Vegas Style Sale

Legacy Sale

Legacy Sale

RCR Sebastians Darling..........$17,000 WR Rose Bud ........................$17,000 RRR Miss Rexie 383................$17,000 Tempting Rose PC 343 ..........$17,000

2008 daughter of Sebastian & Crowns Royal Darling

2011 daughter of Iron Mike ST & Rio Rose ST

2013 daughter of M.C. Super Rex & Slick's Little Star

2010 daughter of Chisholm 4 & Grand Osage PC 98

Consignor: Brent & Cindy Bolen Buyer: Dave Hovingh

Consignor: Mark & Laurie Witt Buyer: Mike & Jeanie Casey

Consignor: Dick & Peg Lowe Buyer: Zech & Janine Dameron

Consignor: Hudson Longhorns Buyer: Mike & Debbie Bowman

Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

Red McCombs Fiesta Sale

Millennium Futurity

Hudson-Valentine Vegas Style Sale

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Outback Barbie ....................$16,500 Laura's Gal ..........................$16,500 Ginger Boomer ....................$16,500 Volare ................................$16,500

2004 daughter of Boomerang C P & Pheno Barbie

2013 daughter of Dupree Chex 792 & Wiregrass Laura 2007 daughter of Ginger Bread Boogie & KCCI Boomerang's Aussie Chick

2007 daughter of Volcano & Overly Anna

Consignor: George & Laureen Gennin Buyer: Joshua Cashman

Consignor: Helm Cattle Co. Buyer: Suzanne & William Torkildsen, M.D.

Consignor: Hudson Longhorns Buyer: Les Craft

Consignor: Richard & Jeanne Filip Buyer: Hudson Longhorns

Legacy Sale

Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

Hudson-Valentine Vegas Style Sale

Hudson-Valentine Vegas Style Sale

BL Painted Pretty ..................$16,000 Quintessentially A Star..........$16,000 EL Dream Girl ......................$16,000 7 Bar Brandys Bailee ............$16,000

2007 daughter of Peacemaker 44 & BL Pretty Girl

2012 daughter of Starbase Commander & Sequential Stars

2013 daughter of LLL Maxamillion & WF Roulette

2012 daughter of JP Rio Grande & FL Brandy's Beauty

Consignor: Bob & Pam Loomis Buyer: Scott & Stacey Schumacher

Consignor: Darlene Aldridge Buyer: John & Ursula Allen

Consignor: Ethan & Ashley Loos Buyer: Bill & Judy Meridith

Consignor: Tom & Linda Harman Buyer: Fred Bryant

Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

Midwest Sale

Longhorn World Championship

Awesome Jayne PC379..........$16,000 Allen's Dixie Chick ................$15,500 Hubbells Rio Tari ..................$15,500 Guaranteed Heifer ................$15,500

2011 daughter of Hot Playboy & Awesome Jaynie PC 206 2012 daughter of Dupree Chex 792 & Allens Dark Cherry 193

2009 daughter of JP Rio Grande & BL Cameo Tari

Unborn daughter of Cowboy Tu Chex & Max's Red Rose

Consignor: Tom & Linda Harman Buyer: Mike & Debbie Bowman

Consignor: John & Ursula Allen Buyer: Mike & Debbie Bowman

Consignor: Bill & Elizabeth Hudson Buyer: Ann Gravett

Consignor: Craft Ranch Buyer: John & Lauren Clark

Longhorn World Championship

Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

Red McCombs Fiesta Sale

Hubbells Rio Riviera..............$15,500 WS Rising Star......................$15,500 RRR Miss Rio Belinda 937 ......$15,000 RRR Rio Jessie 009................$15,000

2007 daughter of JP Rio Grande & Hubbell's Riviera

2008 daughter of Tejas Star & WS Sun Rise

2009 daughter of JP Rio Grande & RRR Phenomenal Fancy Bee

2010 daughter of JP Rio Grande & RRR Jitter Smoke 531

Consignor: Richard & Jeanne Filip Buyer: Hudson Longhorns

Consignor: Tom & Linda Harman Buyer: Rockin I Longhorns

Consignor: Mike & Jeanie Casey Buyer: John & Rebecca Wampler

Consignor: Dick & Peg Lowe Buyer: Frank & Michelle Hevrdejs

Hudson-Valentine Vegas Style Sale

Hudson-Valentine Vegas Style Sale

Legacy Sale

Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

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WS Sun Star X Cowboy Tuff ..$15,000 Allens Doherty 2/6 CF11 ........$15,000 Sunhaven Possum Girl ..........$15,000 Unborn Heifer Embryo..........$15,000

Dam of Embryo

Dam of Embryo Embryo

2006 daughter of Double Tex & Ranger's Monies

2008 daughter of Maximus ST & GF Possum Girl

2016 daughter of Cowboy Tuff Chex & RC Pacific Mermaid

Consignor: Bill & Elizabeth Hudson Buyer: Craft Ranch

Consignor: John & Ursula Allen Buyer: Red McCombs Ranches

Consignor: Bow Carpenter Buyer: Sean & Dr. Janis K. O'Bryan

Consignor: Craft Ranch Buyer: Red McCombs Ranches

Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

Red McCombs Fiesta Sale

Red McCombs Fiesta Sale

Red McCombs Fiesta Sale

Blue Haze ..............................15,000 DP Jake's Angel ..................$15,000 IM Queen Bomber ................$15,000 Hubbell's Super Nice ............$15,000

2009 daughter of WS Jamakizm & JBM Admirable Angel

2012 daughter of Bomber Chex 80 & K.C. Queen Bee 2013 daughter of Hubbells Super Duty & Hubbells Rio Bonita

Consignor: Brett & Darcy DeLapp Buyer: Russ Freeman

2007 daughter of Top Caliber & Visions of Grandeur

Consignor: Greg & Amy Franks Buyer: Gwen Damato

Consignor: Rockin I Ranch Buyer: Lucas Ranch

Consignor: Mark Hubbell Buyer: Tyson Leonard

Rocky Mountain Select Sale

Hudson-Valentine Vegas Style Sale

Hudson-Valentine Vegas Style Sale

Horn Showcase Sale

DH Jitterbug ........................$15,000 PCC Flying Sparkles ..............$14,700 Win By A Mile ......................$14,500 RRR Miss Red Rose 105..........$14,500

2013 daugher of Hidalgo Chex & BL Love Bud

2009 daughter of Rio Bravo Chex & Horseshoe J Feat

2004 daughter of Mile Marker & Win the Case

2011 daughter of JP Rio Grande x S&L's Scarlet

Consignor: Dale Hunt & Sherill Caddel Buyer: Tyson Leonard

Consignor: Scott Pace Buyer: Dave Hovingh

Consignor: Bill & Elizabeth Hudson Buyer: Brett/Marshall Partnership

Consignor: Mike & Kim MacLeod Buyer: Rex Glendenning

Longhorn World Championship

Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

Longhorn World Championship

DH Safari Kay ......................$14,200 GR Unlimit Gunners Queen ..$14,200 TX W Cranberry....................$14,000 M.C. Trinket ........................$14,000

2013 daughter of Safari Warrior Chex & Hubbell's Rio Kay

2007 daughter of Unlimited & Grass Roots Gunner Queen

2012 daughter of Hubbell's Rio Brazos & TX W Dusty Tulip

2012 daughter of M.C. Big Ben & M.C. Tess

Consignor: Dale Hunt Buyer: Hoosier Longhorns

Consignor: Red McCombs Ranches Buyer: Ronald Mullinax

Consignor: George Wilhite Buyer: Bill & Elizabeth Hudson

Consignor: Brian & Mary Stahl Buyer: Bob & Pam Loomis

Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

Red McCombs Fiesta Sale

Cattle Baron's Sale

Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

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DDR Red Confetti..................$14,000 EOT Outback Beauty II ..........$14,000 RVR Ashley Rose ..................$14,000 RJF Mini Bar ........................$13,700

2010 daughter of DH Red Ranger & FL Rio Maxine

2006 daughter of Boomerang C P & Southwind 8/21

2014 daughter of RVR Handsome Jack & RVR Miss Scarlett Rose

2008 daughter of PCC Motivader & Reflec Bar

Consignor: Helm Cattle Company Buyer: Brent & Cindy Bolen

Consignor: Mike & Debbie Bowman Buyer: Kent & Sandy Harrell

Consignor: Rio Vista Ranch Buyer: Stanley & Sandi Tidwell

Consignor: Richard & Jeanne Filip Buyer: Mike Lutt

Midwest Sale

Midwest Sale

18th Butler Breeder's Invitational

Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

DH Safari Kay ......................$13,500 RRR Thuder’s Memory 429 ....$13,500 XC Heidi ..............................$13,500 BC Respect Beauty................$13,000

2013 daughter of Safari Warrio Chex & Hubbell's Rio Kay 2004 daughter of Julio's Thunder & EJ Night Memory 2012 daughter of JP Rio Grande & RM Touch N Whirl Pat

2012 daughter of Respect Me & Cheyennes Beauty BW 23/2

Consignor: Dale Hunt & Sherill Caddel Buyer: Dan Jones

Consignor: Larry & Charlotte Gribbins Buyer: Bill & Elizabeth Hudson

Consignor: Crumpton-Cunningham Partners Buyer: Gravett/Craft Partnership

Consignor: Bow Carpenter Buyer: Richard Carroll

Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

Hudson-Valentine Vegas Style Sale

Legacy Sale

Casanova's Starlet ................$13,000 Strawberry Roses..................$12,500 Carolina Grande ..................$12,500 SR Casanova's Dreamer ........$12,500

2013 daughter of CV Cowboy Casanova & Gala Show of Stars

2013 daughter of Rio Ready & Rio's Red Rose

2013 daughter of JP Rio Grande & Independence 3HR

2013 daughter of CV Cowboy Casanova & Sunny's Dream Girl 372

Consignor: Allen/Filip Partnership Buyer: Red McCombs

Consignor: Les & Lane Craft Buyer: Wes & Carol Chancey

Consignor: Morris/Hughes/Adkins Buyer: Suzanne & William Torkildsen, M.D.

Consignor: Lynn Strutho Buyer: Bill & Elizabeth Hudson

Midwest Sale

Legacy Sale

Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

Lady Lavender ....................$12,500 PC Oakies Red Rose ..............$12,000 LC Hershey Snickers ............$12,000 DC Coco Rio ........................$11,500

2012 daughter of Top Caliber & French Lavender

2002 daughter of Impacts Rear Admiral & Tri-W Okies Rose

2009 daughter of LC Bladen & K.C. Hershey

2014 daughter of Dancing Bull & Coco Grande

Consignor: Brett & Darcy DeLapp Buyer: Davis Green

Consignor: Doug & Sandy Stotts Buyer: Dick & Peg Lowe

Consignor: Frank & Michelle Hevrdejs Buyer: Rob & Marcy Fenza

Consignor: Frank & Michelle Hevrdejs Buyer: Bill & Elizabeth Hudson

Midwest Sale

Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

Cherry Blossom Sale

Legacy Sale

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Helm Aces Trump Laura ........$11,500 CWR Sugar Shaker ................$11,200 Mi Tierra Vaca ......................$11,000 CB Little Sure Shot ................$11,000

2011 daughter of Temptation's The Ace & Wiregrass Laura

2013 daughter of Dun Dee Chex & CWR Rio Classic

2009 daughter of WS Jamakizm & Mi Tierra H81

2008 daughter of CR Tari's Soldier & CB Loto Dema

Consignor: John & Debra Helm Buyer: Ann Gravett

Consignor: Wes & Carol Chancey Buyer: Ricky McLeod

Consignor: Cynthia Graham Buyer: Mark & Charlene Gilliland

Consignor: Frank & Michelle Hevrdejs Buyer: Zech & Janine Dameron

Legacy Sale

Legacy Sale

Midwest Sale

Hill Country Heritage Sale

Shamrock Little Blackie ........$11,000 WPR Futurity Bound Too ......$11,000 Smoky Roan ........................$10,700 Hubbell's Rio Evolve..............$10,700

2010 daughter of JP Rio Grande & Texana Van Horne 2012 daughter of Rio Blanco Chex & WPR Wild Eyed Suzy 2005 daughter of Hunts Command Respect & Saw Dust

2014 daughter of JP Rio Grande & Horseshoe J Evolve

Consignor: Chad & Janell Smith Buyer: Mike & Debbie Bowman

Consignor: Scott Hughes Buyer: Ricky McLeod

Consignor: Steve & Renee Azinger Buyer: Gail Beach

Consignor: Mark Hubbell Buyer: John & Christine Talley

Horn Showcase Sale

Horn Showcase Sale

Legacy Sale

Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

Forget Me Not BCB ..............$10,500 PCC Special Event ................$10,500 CR Grand Aim ......................$10,500 Jamaka Beach ......................$10,250

2013 daughter of Bandera Chex & Della Virginia BCB

2008 daughter of PCC Evader & Lazy J's Sunset

2013 daughter Archer Texa 290 & RFR Senorita

2009 daughter of WS Jamakizm & TP Blood Red

Consignor: Brent & Cindy Bolen Buyer: Frank & Michelle Hevrdejs

Consignor: Pace Cattle Company Buyer: Scott & Amelia Picker

Consignor: Alexandra Dees Buyer: Charlene & Mark Gilliland, M.D.

Consignor: Stockton Burton Buyer: John Marshall

Red McCombs Fiesta Sale

Hudson-Valentine Vegas Style Sale

Horn Showcase Sale

Cattle Baron's Sale

RRR Miss Cocoa 314 ..............$10,250 CWR Texana Ivory ................$10,000 HL Taris Eternal Buzz ............$10,000 RHF Gingerettes Trouble ......$10,000

2013 daughter of Rio Bravo Chex & RRR Miss Rio's Angel 966

2012 daughter of Hubbell's Rio Graves & Texana Randy

2009 daughter of Buzz Saw & ECR Eternal Tari 206

2013 daughter of RHF Trouble Shooter & RHF Sharp Gingerette

Consignor: Dick & Peg Lowe Buyer: Davis Green

Consignor: Wes & Carol Chancey Buyer: Mike & Jeanie Casey

Consignor: Bill & Elizabeth Hudson Buyer: Mark & Charlene Gilliland

Consignor: James & Barbara Atwell Buyer: Robert Fenza

Millennium Futurity

Legacy Sale

Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

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RM Awesome Pat 569 ............$10,000 Star Supreme Credit..............$10,000 Helm Dixie Gal ....................$10,000 LLL Max's Page ....................$10,000

2002 daughter of Rutledge's Dinger & Rutledge's Miss Somewhat

2012 daughter of GM Rounder's Hoss & Helm Dixie Chic

Consignor: Richard & Jeanne Filip Buyer: Bill & Elizabeth Hudson

2009 daugher of Touchdown of RM & Awesome Emily

Consignor: Darlene Aldridge Buyer: Maurice & Ann Ladnier

Consignor: Helm Cattle Company Buyer: Mark & Charlene Gilliland

Consignor: Red McCombs Ranches Buyer: Frank & Michelle Hevrdejs

2007 daughter of Maximus ST & PCC Poppuns

Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

Red McCombs Fiesta Sale

Red McCombs Fiesta Sale

SHR Red Jazmin ..................$10,000 Hunts Respected Dianne ......$10,000 Latest Trend in Stars ............$10,000 Helm Cream Pu ..................$10,000

2013 daughter of Feisty Lee Jr. & Red Eileen Fiesty Leigh

2004 daughter of Hunts Command Respect & Hunts Miss Leathalweapon

2013 daughter of Starbase Commander & Fashion Star

2013 daughter of CV Cowboy Casanova & SL Selena's Ace

Consignor: Doug & Sandy Stotts Buyer: Richard & Jeanne Filip

Consignor: Helm Cattle Company Buyer: Bill & Elizabeth Hudson

Consignor: Star Creek Ranch Buyer: Je Ketelsen

Consignor: Helm Cattle Co. Buyer: Charlene & Mark Gilliland

Red McCombs Fiesta Sale

Red River Longhorn Sale

Red River Longhorn Sale

Hudson-Valentine Vegas Style Sale

Angelica Jane Leigh ............$10,000 D/O Miss Sundance ..............$10,000 T Bar W Miss Pail ..................$10,000 WF Pippin ..........................$10,000

2007 daughter of Capone & Vikki Feisty Leigh CF2

2009 daughter of D/O Sundance & Zhitab BCB

2012 daughter of SDR Spartacus & Pail

2008 daughter of Hunts Command Respect & Dutch Hop

Consignor: Richard & Jeanne Filip Buyer: Bill & Elizabeth Hudson

Consignor: Oren O'Dell Buyer: J Bar J Longhorns

Consignor: Jon & Rebecca Wampler Buyer: Mike & Jeanie Casey

Consignor: Kim & Mike MacLeod Buyer: Bill & Elizabeth Hudson

Horn Showcase Sale

Horn Showcase Sale

Longhorn World Championship

Longhorn World Championship

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2016 Millennium Futurity Belton, Texas May 20 - 21, 2016 GUIDELINE FOR ENTRIES: 1. All cattle must be futurity eligible. 2. All cattle must be TLBAA or ITLA registered. 3. All entries must be paid in full by the due date. 4. No change or substitutions of cattle once entered. 5. Cattle blood tested on a random basis. 6. A non-refundable fee of $250.00 must accompany all protests. 7. Decisions of the judges will be final. 8. The Millennium Futurity Partners are not responsible for accidents to any persons or animals while at the event. 9. Anyone who is proven to have cheated on genetics or age will be banned for life from the Millennium Futurity or any of its events. ********************************* The total amount of the entry fee is $300.00. A nomination fee of $150.00 is due on or before February 15, 2016. A final payment of $150.00 is due on or before April 15, 2016. For animals nominated after February 15, 2016, a late fee of $100 will be applied. Absolutely no entries will be accepted after April 15, 2016. ! !

Millennium Futurity 2016 Classes 14 Divisions BULLS Class 1............................Oct. 1, 2015 – Dec. 31, 2015 Class 2 ......................... July 1, 2015 – Sept. 30, 2015 Class 3 .........................April 1, 2015 – June 30, 2015 Class 4............................Jan. 1, 2015 – Mar. 31, 2015 Class 5 .........................Sept. 1, 2014 – Dec. 31, 2014 Class 6............................May 1, 2014– Aug. 31, 2014 Class 7 ...........................Jan. 1, 2014– April 30, 2014 HEIFERS Class 8 ..........................Oct. 1, 2015 – Dec. 31, 2015 Class 9 ......................... July 1, 2015 – Sept. 30, 2015 Class 10 ...................... April 1, 2015 – June 30, 2015 Class 11 ........................ Jan. 1, 2015 – Mar. 31, 2015 Class 12 .......................Sept. 1, 2014 – Dec. 31, 2014 Class 13........................ May 1, 2014 – Aug. 31, 2014 Class 14.........................Jan. 1, 2014 – April 30, 2014! !

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TLBAA Breeder Profile

yson eonard W

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Myra Basham

hen people in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia and North Carolina are heard talking about an incredible set of horns they just spotted in a field, most would assume they had just seen an impressive whitetail deer. That is unless, of course, the field is owned by Tyson Leonard of Galax, VA. His herd of Texas Longhorn cattle draw far more attention than a commonplace deer. Leonard, heavily involved in the horse business for years, won his first Longhorn. While attending a horse sale in Gettysburg, PA, Leonard wound up in a card game with a fellow at the sale. Leonard won and instead of money, took a Longhorn. “I brought the old Longhorn home, and I kinda liked him,” Leonard laughed. “So I went to a Longhorn sale and bought me some Longhorns, the Gilley sale. That’s how I got in.” While horses had been his focus at that point in his life, Leonard grew up around cattle. “My father had three stockyards and from the time I was five I knew how that stuff will go through your toes.” Tyson met the late Paul Babington at the Gilley Production Sale and they went on to be lifelong friends. “He turned out to be one of the best friends I ever had. We went all over this country, I can tell you that.” Leonard started really pursuing Longhorns in 1991. “When I got in it, I went over the hill like I always do. I had cows everywhere,” At one point in the 90’s, Leonard Farms had over 750 head of Longhorns located at various farms in North Carolina and Southwestern Virginia. In 1994, Leonard, Babington and the late Ben Gravett got together and started the Blue Ridge Breeders Production Sale held in Mount Airy, NC. That first sale included lots from 30 consignors from across the U.S. The sale became a wellknown staple for 15 years. Leonard and Babington traveled to events across the country. At a dispersal sale he met Ray Moore and not only wound up with half interest

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in a nice bull named Hot Shot, but hired Ray’s son-in-law, Mel Raley, to be his ranch manager. Ray’s daughter Denise and Mel moved

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Angela Rector: Dream Job

Ranch Manager Angela Rector with Tyson

Angela Rector, Tyson’s personal assistant, has been involved with the Longhorns and horses for 21 years. “We share a mutual interest in Texas Longhorns and horses. We spend a lot of time riding in the pastures, looking and talking about every cow and horse on the farm as individuals while reminiscing about the sale we attended when we bought a particular cow.” They both love the thrill of seeing a newborn calf for the first time or watching a “home grown” heifer mature into an outstanding brood cow, as well as the exhilaration of the “winning bid” (more so for Angela, than him). “I am extremely proud to be affiliated with Leonard Farms and to be associated with Mr. Leonard on a personal level,” said Angela. “He has treated me like a daughter and I am forever grateful for the opportunities and memories he has provided me over the years. I have traveled to places that I otherwise would not have been able to go to. I am fortunate to be able to live on his beautiful farm. We both share a genuine love for Texas Longhorns. One of my favorite quotes from Mr. Leonard is ‘It’s like selling a 1980 Cadillac and a white Longhorn bull calf, sometimes it just ain’t going to happen’. I hope to spend many more years with Mr. Leonard just riding at looking at cows!”

to Mount Airy, NC and took care of the Longhorns and he considers. “The main thing we’re concerned about the horses for Leonard. “It was a great relationship all when we get a Longhorn is we don’t want anything that is not really gentle because I’ve got grandkids around. the way across the board.” In the early days, the trait Leonard most valued was If they’re not gentle we can’t keep them.” The other color. “I’m going to be truthful with you, I like the pretty characteristics Leonard looks for when buying is color ones. I like the colored up ones. That’s basically what and unique horn shape. When asked if running them in I started out with.” When asked how the heavily wooded areas presented things have changed since then any problems, Tyson told of only Leonard responded “I can remember one incident involving horns. “I’ve when a man called me up to see if only had a problem with one cow in I had 50-inch Longhorns. How all these years that broke her horn. the horns have changed is really She was running crazy right down amazing.” through it and she turned her head. Leonard admires many traits It actually busted it off right down to found in Longhorns, such as “their the nub. Still got her. She’s a daughter survival rate, they can do things of Wyoming Warpaint. We get good that other cows can’t like protect calves out of her, so we’ll just keep themselves from coyotes. They live her.” a long time.” When it comes time to Paul Babington and Tyson Leonard at the 15th When Leonard first brought buy one there are two main things Annual Blue Ridge Breeders Sale.

Newest addition to Leonard Farms: RJF Mxy Sassy

WDF Toro’s Superstar, daughter of 585 Overwhelming Toro

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TLBAA Breeder Profile Tyson encountered health Longhorns into the area, issues seven years ago and he they were seen as a novelty was not as active as he once by others in the region. was. “The whole time when I According to Leonard people was sick and everything, I kept might buy one to cross with 30 or 40 head here,” Tyson another breed, but most explained. “I never got rid of all did not bother to register of them.” them. Even now that there Now, following the sale are a lot more of them in of Leonard Aluminum, the the region, people see them company that Tyson started as something unusual. in 1963 and built up to 54 retail However, there are some Own daughter of Deigo’s Hot Shot owned with Ray and Cody Moore. outlets, and with his health serious Longhorn breeders improved, he is excited to in his part of the country, get back to raising Longhorns in a though. Scott Hughes and Jim Atwell big way. “Now that I’m well again are two that have remained in the Longhorn business in a big way that I’m going to continue to buy. I look Tyson got started years ago. forward to going to the sales and seeing the people.” Through the years, Leonard At the 2015 TLBAA Horn Showcase attended shows and sales and enjoyed Leonard was a volume buyer, taking time spent with other breeders, a list home 10 females to add to his which is a who’s who of Longhorn program. He’s looking forward to breeders past and present. “I’ve future sales and to seeing all of his enjoyed it, I really have. I like to go to In over 20 years of Longhorns, this is only the the sales, I like to go to the shows and second set of twins born at Leonard Farms. Co- Longhorn friends down the road. owned with Billy Holder. I like to be around the people.”

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Feature

Futurities 101 by

Myra Basham

If you are involved in the Longhorn industry at any level, then you have probably noticed the increase in Futurity events over the past couple of years. While the term futurity may be familiar, many who have never been to such an event may not fully understand how they work and the ways they benefit Longhorn breeders. We’re going to take a look at the basic event and why you should consider participating or attending one this year.

What is a Futurity?

How is a Futurity Judged?

A futurity is an event where Longhorns enter a ring Futurities are judged by a panel of five knowlone at a time to be judged by a panel of judges. Each edgeable breeders. Each judge scores an individual animal is judged against an ideal Longhorn, not the animal against their idea of a perfect Longhorn. They other animals. The cattle are not haltered, and for most are not looking at a ring full of animals and deciding events, anyone can participate. Prizes are awarded in who is best when viewed against the other entries. For the form of cash payback and special awards such as example, a futurity is using a scoring system from 60 rifles or other prizes. Prize types and places awarded points to 80 points, with the average being 70. As the vary from event to event. Terry King, one of the hosts of the Southeastern Winchester Futurity in Bowling Green, KY emphasizes how easy it is for people to participate in the event. “You don’t have to do anything, just bring them and show up,” King explains. “Some people wash them and clip them, but that’s their preference. You can do this to any degree you want to. You can just pull your cattle up and take them to a futurity and show them. You don’t have to halter break them. I think it’s a fun thing for people.” “A futurity is a place to showcase your upcoming (8 month to 3-year-old) animals,” according to Scott Simmons, host of the Winchester Futurity of the North. He adds that it is a place to find out what your peers think of your aniJudges viewing one animal at a time is one unique aspect of futurities. mals. Being among fellow breeders and getting their input is a one reason futurities are so important. judges look at an animal they add or subtract from that average based on an animal’s traits. The final number While the futurity is a competition to score the they arrive at after considering many aspects of the highest, it is not the same competitive nature that exentry is that judges score for the entry. The high score ists in the traditional show ring, with everyone lined up and low score are typically thrown out and the remainbefore one judge and being placed in reference to the ing three are averaged together. That is the final score other entries. Judging and scoring work differently in the Futurity. for the entry. – Continued on pg 36

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their cattle and they can say ‘you know, Judges only know the class and the birth date of the I’ve been holding on to Betsy and she’s just not reanimal, not who owns it. The goal is to keep judging as ally what she needs to be.’ Then they can cull Betsy and objective and fair as possible. All qualities of a Longhorn are looked at from congo out to a sale or an individual and buy a better aniformation and color to horn. The desire is to score mal.” When you don’t have easy local access to experihighest the animals that show what is desirable in the enced breeders, the futurity is a good way to learn. Longhorn breed as well as marketable in the Longhorn Kittler also recommends futurities to new breedindustry. Simmons listed many other qualities looked ers. “I tell them if you’re not sure what to breed for go at including soundness, udder, strength or weakness to some futurities because that’s where you’re going of top line, size of ears, shape of head, and how they to get to see the real market value of these animals. If would view the animals if they you want to raise animals that are were buying them. desirable across the board in the “That’s why the futurities are marketplace go see what places so neat,” explains Kathy Kittler, an in the top three to five in the class. often called-upon futurity judge. You will get a good feel of what to “Each person judging is going to shoot for.” have a little different set of valLynette Haltom, a breeder from ues, things that they are critiquKentucky, has learned from paring the animal on. I think that’s ticipating in futurities and enthuwhat makes it really neat, because siastically encourages breeders of when you have a good one you’ll all sizes to take advantage of the always rank up there at the top. opportunity. “Futurities are an inWhen you have some of them valuable opportunity to showwinning at four or five futurities case your program and to comthroughout the year, I’d say that’s pete on an even level with some While the prizes vary, the most rewarding part of the futurity a pretty good system of judging.:” for many is the ability to get input from their peers in order of the best, most respected breed“Me personally, I’m going to to continually improve their programs. ers in the country. By participatlook at the structure of the animal ing, you meet wonderful people number one then the overall condition and the horns, and enjoy the special camaraderie of people who love and then the color is just the icing on the cake. That’s their Longhorns.  You can also learn from other breedgoing to vary from breeder to breeder and judge to er’s experiences and find out what fits your program to judge and that’s the beauty of it.” make it more efficient, profitable and much more fun.” The friendly atmosphere is a big plus for Kittler. “There seems to be no division among groups when you’re at the futurities. They have such a good feeling of family at any of the futurities I’ve been to. That’s reThe number one reason given to attend and parally, for me, what makes it the most fun as far as it beticipate futurities is to learn what is considered a good ing a good event for people to go to and really watch Longhorn and to go home and evaluate your own anand learn.” imals. It helps breeders at every level know what will Haltom adds, “Putting on a futurity is a labor of love probably sell well, what is considered a well-rounded and requires many hours of unpaid time and a subLonghorn. stantial amount of money. It’s all made possible by vol“Ask yourself how many people show up to your unteers and a network of breeders who organize them, place every year,” Simmons says. “Most people answer as well as generous sponsors who fund them. We hope this question none or less than 10 people a year. At the you plan to show off your breeding program and your futurities you will have 100 or so people at one time herd genetics by participating in one or more futurities seeing your animals for $100 per entry at most shows. in 2016.” What cheaper way can you show off your program? There are some slight differences in how each fuYou get free advertisement for winning entries. This is turity operates, such as fees, whether or not there are one of the cheapest ways to promote your herd. You bull classes and ages of animals included. Most of the also get to meet the people that you read about in the current futurities share the basics of judging, scoring magazines. Most of these people will represent their and prizes. One futurity does differ in requirements to herds at the futurities.” enter. The Millennium Futurity requires animals to be King emphasizes the learning opportunity available eligible to participate. Otherwise, they operate basically through futurities. “We try to get everybody in the audithe same as other futurities according to Simmons. ence involved. We try to get them to keep up and score If you have any questions about entering a specific each class, then they can compare their notes and the futurity, give one of the hosts a call and they’ll be happy way they judged it to the way the judges scored it. It’s to further explain their event. a learning experience. They can go back and evaluate

Why participate in Futurities?

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Dear TLBT Members, With the holidays behind us and a new year ahead, I’m sure you’ve considered a New Year’s resolution. You might think about applying our theme to whatever plans you make for the coming year, and continue to place yourselves in others’ shoes. I’ll remind you again that we’re having our second general membership meeting at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, and everyone is welcome, so I hope to see your familiar faces there. Attention graduating TLBT seniors: please email tlbtofficers@ gmail.com a few pictures of you, so we can feature you in the senior slideshow at the 2016 World Show banquet. In the same breath, the TLBT needs pictures that you guys take at shows to show in our slideshow at the 2016 World Show banquet. You can use #tlbt2016, you can tag @tlbt_corner on Instagram, post pictures to our Texas Longhorn Breeders of Tomorrow Facebook page, or send pictures to the email above. In the months to come, remember how important it is to give to others. “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give” –Winston S. Churchill Sincerely,

0 g. 4 News! p e Se LBT T ore for m Shelby Rooker, TLBT President and study here often, because QUIZ BOWL PREP Read throughout the year questions, answers and information found here could be on the Quiz Bowl at the Longhorn Expo.

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At what age can you no longer show a calf at side? 205 days

EVENTS How many teeth dose a cow have? 32 What type of event allows animals to be judged EDITORIAL one at a time by a five judge panel? FIND US ON FACEBOOK

TLBT OFFICER SPOTLIGHT

Hannah Kae Twardowski TLBT Office: Senior director Age: 17 School: Mansfield Frontier high school Number of Years in the TLBT: 3

Why did you join the TLBT? My ag teacher. She is my biggest inspiration. What are your favorite memories of the TLBT so far? All the dances, and Autboahns. Do you enjoy showing Texas Longhorn cattle, and why? I love showing longhorns, I wouldn't give it up for anything. It's just one of those things were I have the want to do it and I put all of my effort into it every day. I just stick with it. What advice would you give to a newcomer in the TLBT? It is a great association, I encourage everyone to become a member, but I also have to fair warn you it is a full time job.

Reminder

The TLBT will have a box set out at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo and possibly other shows for you to donate clean clothing and canned goods for our service project with Beautiful Feet ministries.

Just For Fun How much dirt is in the bottom of a 2x3x4 foot hole? The answer will be in next month’s TRAILS Magazine!

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SHOWMAN OF THE MONTH Allison

Lowrie

How old are you/ what grade are you in/what division do you show in? Age 9, 3rd grade, junior division.

How did you get “hooked” on showing Longhorns? My big brother started showing last year. Even though my brother's cow does not like me, it looked like a lot of fun to take care of my own Longhorn. What is your favorite part about having Texas Longhorns? Most of my friends take their dog for a walk. I like taking my Longhorn for a walk! People are amazed that kids my age work with animals that are so big and have big horns. Any tips for new showman? Spend lots of time with your animal by brushing, talking to them, scratching their ears and they'll be good to you in the show arena. What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever done at a show? 50 or more laying chickens, 75 meat chickens, 2 horses, 15 goats, 4 dogs, 5 cats, 2 fish, a hermit crab and a bunny! Do brothers count?

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TLBAA Announcements Voluntary Program for

Bull Parentage Verification Beginning January 1, 2016, breeders who voluntarily have their bull DNA parentage verified with TLBAA, will have that verification listed in HORNS, as well as designated on the registration certificate. DNA testing is still mandatory in order that the bull be A.I. Certified with TLBAA.

CATL Donation Lot Sold at Hudson Valentine Vegas Sale

The Texas Longhorn Breeders of America Foundation would like to thank the California Association of Texas Longhorns for their most generous donation of BAR H SITTIN CHARM, Lot #1 at the Hudson Valentine Vegas Style Sale in September. Â BAR H SITTIN CHARM was bid on and re-donated by Mike Bowman, Richard Filip, Hudson Longhorns and eventually purchased by Dustin Ewin of Wagonhound Land and Cattle. Total raised for the TLBAF Building Fund was $11,531.20.

PARENTAGE DNA VERIFIED

In order to support our breeders in getting their young bulls parentage verified, the TLBAA will be reducing the DNA testing fee from $50 to $40. This program is offered to all animals in the TLBAA registry and we encourage our members to test as many of their animals as they wish.

REGISTRATION SPECIAL All Transfers Only $5 January 1 - January 31, 2016 Rick Fritsche 817-625-6241 or rick@tlbaa.org Dana Coomer 817-625-6241 or dana@tlbaa.org

Fond Farewell to TLBAA Employee

Laura Standley

Our good wishes and a fond farewell to TLBAA employee Laura Standley. Laura has accepted a position with Autobahn and the Diann Chase Scholarship Program effective December 7. Laura worked tirelessly for the past 11 years in ensuring the Trails magazine was of the utmost in professional quality every single issue. Laura was also instrumental in assisting with the day-to-day operations of TLBAA throughout her tenure. She will truly be missed and we wish her congratulations and good luck in her new position.

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Affiliates send us your news! Let people know what’s going on in their area and encourage others to join in the fun.

The South Texas Longhorn Association is gearing up for the show season starting with our Winter Festival in Edna, Tx. We had a great show and are getting ready for the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo in February 2016, followed by the Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo in Austin in March.  We will finish up with our fun-filled Rockdale Show in April.  Watch the Trails for the dates and other Christy Randolph information for these shows.  For San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, the entries President are done on line at www.sarodeo.com.   For questions, please contact Bubba lpinesranch@aol.com Bollier, Troy Unger or Derek Thurmond or visit our STLA website at www.stla. org!  We are currently planning our Spring Field Day, so watch for details that will be posted on our STLA website.  Don’t miss John Marshall’s sale located in Llano, TX,  at the Blue Ridge Longhorn Ranch in April 2016.  John is one of our STLA Directors along with Bubba Bollier, and they always put on a great event. We will once again be awarding scholarships to our youth who qualify by showing in STLA events.  So, be sure to check out our STLA website for scholarship eligibility requirements.   We will give a minimum of 4 scholarships this coming year, so don’t miss out!!

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The NTLA’s 35th annual sale will be in Broken Bow, NE on Saturday April 16, 2016. There will be catalog cattle and non-catalog cattle. The sale will be available online at www.CattleUsa.com. Deadline for consignments are coming soon, Friday February 26.  Look at the NTLA website for the consignment form www.nebraskatla.com. For consignment forms and catalogs you may contact Rodger Damrow Bonnie Damrow at brdamrow6@aol.com or (402)423-5441. The sale catalog President will also be online at www.nebraskatla.com. Sale contacts are Rodger Damrow (402) 423-5441 (402)423-5441 or Delwin Smeal (402)568-2353. Our annual meeting is just around the corner...Saturday January 9th at the Kearney Firefighters Museum. New members are always welcome. Memberships are $15 for annual membership, lifetime membership is $150 and youth membership is $5. Thank you, John & Diane Murphy for hosting our luncheon this year. RSVP to Diane at (402) 791-2099 by January 3rd. We hope you all had a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Safe New Year! We look forward to seeing you in 2016!

NEBRASKA TEXAS LONGHORN ASSOCIATION

The Gulf Coast Chapter (TLBGCA) of the TLBAA still has a finalist in the Affiliate Princess competition to represent our chapter. The competition has been cut down to the top three, so our expectations are high. The heifer representing us is Swag Darlin BCB and she is owned by Brent & Cynthia Bolen. The Nasa Longhom Project is in progress. They have taken Longhom cattle to the first of Rick Friedrich eight shows for this season. President The Nasa Longhom Project is a partnership with the Johnson Space Center, rick@riverranchlonghorns Houston Livestock Show, Clear Creek ISD and the TLBGCA. It is a great program for the longhom breed because the cattle are viewed by 750,000 NASA tourist and school kids on field trips each year. This program has helped us get new members started with our breed. It is win-win deal for the Longhom cattle breed. Hats off to the Houston Livestock Show - We just received word that they are going to build a new bam for the NASA Longhom Project. The existing barn will be removed and replaced with a new facility. Wow, what a commitment to our breed! The top show steer from last years NASA Longhorn Project is currently being considered as BEVO’s replacement for the University of Texas’ Mascot. We have been told that he is on the short list. He is by far the best candidate for the job. However landing the final position has many political obstacles. So far, he has waded through them. The 2016 Cattle Baron Premier Longhom Sale and Winchester Futurity will be February 26 & 27. We are accepting sale consignments through early December and futurity consignments through early February. The sale has become one of the best Longhorn sales and the futurity is the original Winchester futurity, so named because the top prizes are Winchester rifles. The weekend of events include a Friday night social at George & Peggy -Continued on pg 46

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IN MEMORIAM Dr. Timothy Roddam

Dr. Timothy Roddam and his wife Debra Dial Roddam both went to be with the Lord this week. Debra was born in Houston, Texas, and was a graduate of Porter High School. Tim was born in Dallas, Texas, and graduated from Ferris High School. They met while attending Dallas Bible College and were married in 1972. Together, they travelled across the county, ministering in churches in Houston, Texas, New Bedford, Massachusetts, Waukegan, Illinois, Wray, Colorado, Denver, Colorado, Waterbury, Connecticut, and at several congregations in and around East Texas. Dr. Tim was very active with the ETLA, serving as Youth advisor, BOD member,  Reporter for the Trails and as a past Secretary.  For the past several years he has been an announcer for the East Texas State Fair, Longhorn Division.  He loved his Longhorns and was a true ambassador for the breed.  All who had the privilege of knowing him will miss his sweet smile and willing spirit.  Debra was preceded in death by her father Ray Dial and her brother Tim Dial. Tim was preceded in death by his parents, R.J. and Margaret Louise Roddam. Debra is survived by her mother Mavis Dial and brothers Micah Dial, Paul Dial and his family. Together, Tim and Debra are survived by their sons Tim, Chris, Steve and Rick, their grandchildren Stephen, Willie, Brianna, Britnie and their great granddaughter Alexis. A celebration of their lives was held on Saturday, November 14 at 11 a.m., at New Life Worship Center, Tyler, Texas. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for their grandchildren and great grandchild at Chase Bank in Tyler.

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Herd Health

Winter Watering By Myra Basham

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ing black tubs, even ones you paint black yourself, situated where the sun hits them for most of the day will deter icing longer. Those living in milder climates can often get through the winter without breaking much ice in the tanks with these simple methods. Livestock operations of all sizes need to consider the proximity of water to available feed. Cattle with inadequate water supplies or water supplies too far away from feeding areas will not eat enough to maintain their body temperatures properly. If temperatures are severe enough for ice to form back quickly, feed close enough to the water source so cattle will get to the water before it freezes back over. Those who rely on ponds should keep in mind that if temperatures fall enough for thick ice to form on the edges, the cattle tend to walk out on the ice looking for an opening to drink. There are numerous incidents of groups of cattle falling through ice and drowning looking for a spot thin enough to reach water. It is essential to check ponds and break up thick Photo courtesy of Dickinson Cattle Company ice on the edges so the cattle can drink and will not put themselves in jeopardy. when the mercury drops or falling weather comes, Some producers have used nose pumps to utilize wathere are issues with water that, until they arise, may ter from ponds allowing them to fence off the ponds not come to mind as readily. and not have to worry about cattle breaking through Many small producers with limited pasture rely on electric de-icers in their tubs or stock tanks. While these are usually fine, keep an eye out for any sort of wear or malfunction. Even a very small amount of current can deter cattle from drinking. ice. While the design of the nose pumps allows waThere are lots of innovative ideas out there for uster to drain back down into the ground far enough to ing insulation or natural means to slow down icing prevent freezing, the nose lever on the pump has to in tanks. They range from wrapping or partially burybe check in extreme cold to make sure the lever does ing the stock tank to insulate it, to putting inflated tire not have ice formed around it to prevent it from being tubes on top of the tank. The tire tubes will absorb the utilized. sunâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heat and the center opening will remain unfroThose who tend to rely heavily on snow for a source of zen until temperatures get really severe. Simply utilizinter weather and temperatures where Texas Longhorns reside vary greatly region by region. Longhorns are known for their adaptability, and they can thrive in harsh winters as well as more temperate ones. However, the basic needs that must be met to face winter weather are universal. One basic need that must be addressed is water intake. While windbreaks and extra feed come first to mind

While cattle can use snow as a water source, an alternate water supply should always be available in case snow conditions change.

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water in winter pastures still need to keep an eye on weather changes and cattle condition. While many cattle in areas with a heavy snow cover do fine eating snow, if there is a layer of ice on top or the snow gets a hard crust the animals will not be able to eat enough to meet their water needs. Cows who have never relied on snow as a sole source of water need to be turned out with pasture mates who are already accustomed to eating snow to “learn” the habit. Even in areas where snow is plentiful, a plan should always be in place to allow an alternate water source when conditions change. It takes eating large volumes of snow to meet water needs and conditions and snow amounts can change quickly. Cattle on snow need to have adequate windbreaks and feed sources as well. Eating snow can lower a cow’s body temperature, requiring energy for the animals system to warm back up. Those tending for Longhorns in moderate temperatures still need to remember that cold water and lower temperatures can cause cattle to lower their water intake. A little extra salt can encourage them to maintain their water intake. If they are in harsh winter conditions or relying on snow only, make sure salt is adequate but not excessive, in order to avoid creating water demand larger than the animal can comfortably meet in its environment. Winter watering all comes down to knowing your animals’ requirements and making sure that the environment they are living in meets those needs. If you are in doubt about how much water you need to keep available for your Longhorns, your local County Extension office can provide information specific to your area. Another excellent free resource for specific ideas on insulating water sources in your climate is fact sheets from your region’s university extension service online. A little investigation into alternate methods could save a lot of hours breaking ice this winter.

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Wilhite’s ranch home. If you have ever attended, we know you will be back. If you have not attended, please join us for great longhom weekend. You will be making it a regular event. Our Spring Show will be May 6, 7 & 8 at Miracle Farms located near Navasota, TX. The facility has an all weather arena. This will again be one of the qualifying shows for the World Show. We are proud to host one of the best longhom shows and we will enjoy seeing everyone again. One of our goals is to get new folks involved in our breed. Another way that we achieve this is by giving away show calves to young participants that make a two year commitment to show them. We will be accepting donation calves to give away via random drawing at this show. If you have a calf to donate we would like for them to be about 4-6 months old on the show date. The TLBGCA gives out a handful of scholarships each year at school end. If you are or know a longhom family with students that are planning to attend college, please have them join us and apply for a scholarship. Last year we gave a $1,500 scholarship to every student that applied. That was the first year that we have accepted everyone that applied. But, you don’t have a chance if you don’t apply. Additional information can be found on our web site at www.tlbgca.com. From the Kaufman Police Association Longhorn Show Show Chairman: The 5th Annual Kaufman Police Association Longhorn Show went over great for the second year at the Henderson County Fairgrounds in Athens, TX. We made some changes from last year inside the arena setting up and I think it went over great. James Wilkins There were a lot of new people and exhibitors at the show this year along with 903-617-0675 a lot of the older exhibitors.  When you mix that together, it’s always a good thing.  james.wilkins40@yahoo.com That means your doing something good!!!   We had a total of 138 entries.  Down a little bit from 145 entries the year before, but not by much. Youth - 90 Entries - Record Non-Haltered - 24 Entries Open-Haltered - 18 Entries Open Haltered Steer - 6 Entries  For the first time in the show’s history, we had two riding Longhorns at the show for the opening ceremonies for both days.  Cody Garcia with his steer McCoy and Joel Norris with Measles Revenge.  We opened the Youth Show ceremonies by remembering Dr. Tim Roddam. We had Gary Bowdoin judging the Youth Division on Saturday morning.  We set a record in the Youth Division with 90 entries.  The most the show had ever had in this division.    Then Norris Longhorn Productions got to come back as a group since the 2015 World Show and work the NonHaltered Saturday afternoon along side judge Justin Hansard.  We had a total of 24 entries in the Non-Haltered Division.  We were down a little bit, but still a good turnout for the Non-Haltered.  We missed a few exhibitors in the Non-Haltered that are usually entered. Then Sunday Morning, we started the day off with church service with Dave Hightower giving us the message followed by the Open Haltered Show with Justin Hansard judging the show.  We had a total of 18 entries in the Open.  We were down this year in the Open Show.  We finished off the day by bringing back the Open Haltered Steer Show.  We have not had the Open Haltered Steer Show since first show in Terrell back in 2011. Thanks to everyone that helped out making the show a success.  Jacob Weatherholtz - Announcer; Traci Moore & Rick Garcia - Make Ready; Glada Norris - Official Book Keeper; Nathanial Faske  - Ring Steward (both Shows; Josh Baldwin - Ring Steward (both Shows); Non-Haltered Crew - Norris Longhorn Production - Kevin Murrey, Joe Hynes Ring Steward; Cody & Rick Garcia, Josh Baldwin, Nathanial Faske, Jesse Rivera, James Wilkins - Back Pens All in all, the show was another successful one.  Looking forward to the 6th Annual KPA Longhorn Show next year which is already set for November 17-19, 2015.  So mark your calendar’s now!!!  Possibly looking at making some changes for the show.

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SPOTLIGHT Meet the McNiven Family Laurel, Montana

Deva, Tirzah, Codell, Chucody and Deegin McNiven 1. How did we get started in Texas Longhorn business: We were getting hay for our horses in Edgar, Montana at Cimarron Cattle Company and I was telling the kids how I have always loved the majestic nature of the Longhorn breed!  Codell, Deegin and Tirzah wanted to go see them. So we asked Audrey if we could go look at them and she said, “Sure let me get some snacks and they will come right to us, they are my show cattle”. We asked a few   follow-up questions and fed the cows. Of course, the kids wanted to take a baby home and it was at that moment when we all knew we were hooked. 2. A few highlights of our program: Having little ones and watching the kids with them as we gentle, brand,  and  take care of them.  We raise one each year for personal use and help others and it’s been a wonderful experience for the kids to learn where our food comes from how they deal with circle of life.  In 2014 we showed the NILE Longhorn show in Billings, Mt for the first time, we loved it! We all had a wonderful experience and watching the kids jump in and help in every way possible was wonderful. I wanted to say Shannon and Colleen at Northern Rockies Long-

horn Association were amazing and we became fast friends. Our kids played with Chance, Shannon’s son, and he helped our kids show. It was fun to see the friendship develop. 3. Where our Texas Longhorn program is headed: We are a small breeding program with the family values approach. It’s about teaching these little ones about their heritage and loving the values that come with the West – help when you can, enjoy the love affair

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of a lifelong passion with Texas Longhorns, horses and hard work that requires you to get your boots wet at times. In this age of ipads, kindles, computers, video games all at our finger tips we decided to turn the cable off and limit their time with the other kindles, ipads and games. They have to play in the mountains behind our house, ride bikes and horses and go camping, hunting and fishing and tend to their goats, cows and chickens. January 2016 | 47


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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 (8-10 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 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 calv-

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ing 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.


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

www.lonewolfranch.net Quality HEIFERS & HERD SIRE PROSPECTS 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

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

Hooray! Hooray! 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, 2016 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. The top of the cattle herd is heading to the new Flying D location in Gun Barrell City. Y’all come! For information or to schedule a tour at either of our ranch locations, please call:

Dorie Damuth - Flying D Longhorn Ranch 40206 Community Rd. • Magnolia, TX 77354 281-356-8167 • fax: 281-356-2751 dorie27@sbcglobal.net • www.damuthflyingdranch.com Scott Damuth, Legal Counsel • Shery Damuth, Vineyard Consultant sdamuth@damuthlaw.com • Gun Barrel City, TX Law office: 903-887-0088 • Fax: 903-887-2925 Scott Cell: 214-546-3681 • Shery Cell: 940-393-0991

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

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HAULING - Anywhere-Anytime We specialize in Longhorns. Dan Tisdale (940) 872-1811 Mobile: 940/841-2619 Randy Mack (940) 366-6215

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ADVERTISING INDEX —A— Almendra Longhorns............................. 49 Anderson, Frank Jr. and III.......................9 Arch Acres................................................ 49 Astera Meadows...................................... 51 —B— Bar H Ranch............................................. 49 Beadle Land & Cattle................................8 Bentwood Ranch...................................IBC Big Valley Longhorns............................. 49 Billingsley Longhorns............................ 50 Blue Ridge Ranch....................................35 Breeders Guide ................................ 49-51 Brett Ranch.............................................. 50 Bright Futures Scholarships................. 40 Bry Longhorn Chute...............................47 BT Farms.................................................. 50 Buckhorn Cattle Co............................... 50 Bull Creek Longhorns............................. 51 Butler Breeders..........................................8 Butler Spread......................................... 8, 9 —C— Caballo Bravo Longhorns..................... 49 CedarView Ranch...........................49, IBC Champion Genetics................................47 Christa Cattle Co.......................................8 Circle Double C Ranch......................... 50 CV Cowboy Casanova.........................IBC —D— Dalgood Longhorns..................................9 Diamond Q Longhorns......................... 50 Diann Chase LH Scholarship Expo...... 21 DK Longhorn Ranch.............................. 49 Double A Longhorns............................. 50 Dubose Bar D Ranch................................9 —E— El Coyote Ranch........................................ 1 Elah Valley Longhorns........................... 49 End of Trail Ranch............................45, 49 —F— Falls Creek Longhorns..............................8 First Financial Bank.................................37 Flying Diamond Ranch.......................... 49 —H— Haltom Hollar Ranch............................. 49 Helm Cattle Co....................................... 50 Hickman Longhorns.............................. 50 Hudson Longhorns...................................5 Hudson-Valentine Sale........................2, 3 Husky Branding Irons............................ 48 —I— ITTLA..........................................................25 —J— J.T. Wehring Family Ranch................... 50 Jack Mountain Ranch.........................9, 51 Jane’s Land & Cattle Co..........................9 Johnston Longhorns............................. 50 Jordan Insurance Group....................... 45 JP Ranch...................................................35 —K— KC3 Longhorns...................... Front Cover King, Terry & Tammy.............................. 49 Kittler Land & Cattle............................... 49

—L— Lazy A Ranch........................................... 50 Lemley Auction Services........................27 Lightning Longhorns............................. 50 Little Ace Cattle Co...................................8 LL Longhorns.............................................8 Lodge Creek Longhorns....................... 49 Lone Wolf Ranch.................................... 50 Longhorn Sale Pen................................. 43 Longhorn Weekend................................41 — M— McIntyre Ranches................................... 17 McLeod Ranch...........................................8 Mi Tierra Ranch........................................33 Millenium Futurity.................................. 29 Moriah Farms.......................................... 50 —N — Northbrook Cattle Company............... 50 —P — P&C Cattle Pens..................................... 43 —R— R&R Ranch............................................... 50 Rancho Dos Ninos.................................. 51 Red McCombs Ranches.......................BC Red River Livestock Auction.................25 Registered Texas Longhorn Beef.........32 Rio Vista Ranch..........................................8 Rockin I Longhorns.............................9, 51 Rocking P Longhorns...............................8 Rocky Mountain Longhorns................ 49 Rolling D Ranch...................................... 49 Running Arrow Longhorns....................47 —S— Safari B Ranch......................................... 50 Sand Hills Ranch................................. 7, 49 Schumacher Cattle................................ 50 Semkin Longhorns.....................12, 13, 50 Sidewinder Cattle Co...............................9 Silver T Ranch......................................... IFC Singing Coyote Ranch........................... 51 South Texas State Fair.......... 48Firt Place: Southeastern Winchester Futurity.......37 Split Rock Cedar Ranch......................... 11 SS Longhorns.......................................... 50 Star Creek Ranch.....................................19 Stotts Hideaway Ranch......................... 50 Struthoff Ranches of Texas................... 51 —T— Terry King’s Longhorn Cattle............... 49 Texas Longhorn Heritage Found........ 40 Triple R Ranch (TX)....................................9 TS Adcock Longhorns............................ 51 —U— Underwood Longhorns........................ 49 —W — Walker, Ron............................................... 51 Westfarms Inc............................................8 Wichita Fence Company...................... 45 —X— XCalibur Star.............................................33 —Y— YO Ranch................................................. 48 —Z — Zulu Creek Ranch.................................. IFC

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December Winners

First Place: “Hey Mom. watch the horns” Virginia Southmoore Pocasett, OK

Honorable Mention: “Hark, who goes there?”” Dan Bailey Hayden, Idaho

UPCOMING ISSUES: February: Herd Sire Issue March: Texas Longhorn Weekend Wrap-Up

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Save The Date! JANUARY 2016 JAN 15-19 • TLBAA Longhorn Weekend, Fort Worth, TX; Amy Weatherholtz (817) 625-6241 or amy@tlbaa.org. www.tlbaa.org JAN 18-19 • Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, Fort Worth, TX. Amy Weatherholtz (817) 625-6241 or amy@tlbaa.org Qualifying Haltered & Youth. JAN 22-23 • National Western Stock Show, National Western Grounds, Denver, CO. Lana Pearson- lana14338@gmail.com or (719) 740-0741. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth.

FEBRUARY 2016 FEB 11-13 • San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, AT&T Center, 3201 East Houston St., San Antonio, TX. Bubba Bollier (325) 247-6249 or bollier7572@yahoo.com. Qualifying Free & Youth. FEB 20-21 • San Angelo Stock Show, San Angelo Fairgrounds, San Angelo, TX; Dennis Urbantke (325) 656-9321 or dennis@thlonghorns.com Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. FEB 26-27 • Cattle Baron’s Sale & Winchester Futurity, Mid-Tex Sale Barn, Navasota, TX. Rick Friedrich (713) 305-0259 or Steve Azinger (713) 823-5371

MARCH 2016 MAR 11-13 • NTLBA Spring Show, Somervell County Expo Center, Glen Rose, TX. John & Brenda Oliver 972-268-0083 or joliver210@yahoo.com. Qualifying Free, Halter & Youth MAR 12 • Rodeo Austin-Star of Texas, Austin, TX. Bubba Bollier (325) 247-6249 or bollier7572@yahoo.com. Qualifying Free & Youth MAR 25 • South Texas State Fair, YMBL, Beaumont, TX. Tina DuBose (979) 277-2656 or tinadubose10@gmail.com Qualifying Haltered & Youth MAR 25-26 • B&C Show-Me Fall Longhorn Sale, Grand River Livestock, Tina, MO. Bill Sayre (660) 734-0827 or Shawn Sayre (660) 734-8782 MAR 25-27 • Oklahoma Spring Shoot-Out, Payne Co. Expo Center, Stillwater, OK. Steve Quary (405) 567-3093 or (405) 932-5531 Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth MAR 30-APRIL 1 • Southeastern Winchester Futurity, WKU Ag Expo Center, Bowling Green, KY. Terry King (850) 956-4154 tklonghorns@centurylink.net

APRIL 2016 APRIL 1-2 • Hudson-Valentine Sale, WKU Ag Expo Center, Bowling Green, KY. Lorinda Valentine (270) 996-7046 or h-vlonghornauction@gmail.com APRIL 8-9 • Blue Ridge Ranch Sale, Llano, TX. Bubba Bollier (325) 2476249 or bollier7572@yahoo.com APRIL 15-16 • Rockdale Spring Show, Rockdale Fairgrounds, Rockdale, TX. Sandi Nordhausen-sandi.nordhausen@gmail.com or (512) 898-2401; Merrilou Russell-crose@cactusroselonghorns.com or (361) 781-4221; Christy Randolph-lpinesranch@aol.com or (713) 703-8458 APRIL 16 • NTLA Annual Sale, Broken Bow Livestock, Broken Bow, NE. Consignment Deadline: Feb. 26th. (402) 423-5441 or (402) 5682353 APRIL 22-23 • Midwest Longhorn Sale, Winfield Livestock Auction, Winfield, KS. Mike Bowman - mbowman@wildblue.net or (316) 778-1717. www.endoftrailranch.com APRIL 29-30 • Red McCombs Fiesta Sale, Johnson City, TX. www.redmccombslonghorns.com. Alan & Teresa Sparger, alan@redmccombslonghorns.com, (210) 445-8798

MAY 2016 MAY 7-8 • TLBGCA Spring Show, Miracle Farm, Brenham, TX. Stephen Head (979) 549-5270 or headshorns@hotmail.com. Qualifying, Haltered & Youth.

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TEXAS LONGHORN Coming Events MAY 14 • Elite Bulls Tour, Astera Meadows Ranches, Caldwell, TX; Joe Dowling (979) 271-0277 or dowlingjoe@yahoo.com. MAY 27 • ITTLA Trail of Tears Winchester Futurity, Red River Sale Barn, Ardmore, OK. Kerry Mounce - kerry@los-inc.com or (214) 675-9317. MAY 28 • Red River Longhorn Sale, Red River Sale Barn, Ardmore, OK. Rick Friedrich (713) 305-0259 or rick@riverranchlonghorns.com.

JUNE 2016 JUNE 8-11 • 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 15-19 • Autobahn Youth Tour presents the Diann Chase Longhorn Scholarship Expo, Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth, TX. Larry Barker (817) 988-6110, lbarker@abahn.com or Laura Standley (817) 390-3132, lstandley@abahn.com www.autobahnyouthtour.com

JULY 2016 JULY 23 • Montana State Fair Longhorn Show, Montana State Fair, Great Falls, MT. Shannon Kearney (509) 684-2963 or (509) 680-0019 or giddyup73@hughes.net. Qualifying, Haltered, Free & Youth

AUGUST 2016 AUG 13 • Western Montana Fair Longhorn Show, Western Montana State Fair, Missoula, MT. Shannon Kearney (509) 684-2963 or (509) 680-0019 or giddyup73@hughes.net. Qualifying, Haltered, Free & Youth.

SEPTEMBER 2016 SEPT 3 • NRLA Sanders Co. Longhorn Show, Sanders Co. Fairgrounds, Plains, MT. Shannon Kearney (509) 684-2963 or (509) 680-0019 or giddyup73@hughes.net Qualifying, Haltered, Free & Youth. SEPT 3 • Butler Breeder’s Invitational Sale, Lockhart, TX. Kaso Kety (985) 674-6492 or Michael McLeod (361) 771-5355. SEPT 9-10 • Hill Country Heritage Longhorn Sale, River Ranch, Fredericksburg, TX. Rick Friedrich - rick@riverranchlonghorns.com or (713) 305-0259. SEPT 10 • NRLA Spokane Fair Longhorn Show, Spokane Fairgrounds & Expo Center, Spokane, WA. Shannon Kearney (509) 684-2963 or (509) 680-0019 or giddyup73@hughes.net. Qualifying, Haltered, Free & Youth. SEPT 11 • Spokane NWLA Show, Spokane, WA. Sheryl Johnson (503) 349-4985 or j5longhorns@yahoo.com. Qualifying, Haltered, Free & Youth. SEPT 24 • NRLA Central Washington Longhorn Show, Central Washington State Fair Park, Yakima, WA. Shannon Kearney (509) 684-2963 or (509) 680-0019 or giddyup73@hughes.net. Qualifying, Haltered, Free & Youth. SEPT 30-OCT 2 • ETLA World Qualifying Show, East Texas State Fairgrounds, Tyler, TX. Lana Hightower - glcattleco@aol.com or (903) 681-1093. www.etstatefair.com. Qualifying, Haltered, Free & Youth.

OCTOBER 2016 OCT 14 • NRLA NILE Longhorn Show, Metra Park Fairgrounds, Billings, MT. Shannon Kearney-giddyup73@hughes.net or (509) 684-2963 or (509) 680-0019. Qualifying, Haltered, Free & Youth. Would you like to get your event listed? Contact Myra Basham 817-625-6241 or myra@tlbaa.org

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January 2016 Texas Longhorn Trails Magazine  

The Official Publication of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America

January 2016 Texas Longhorn Trails Magazine  

The Official Publication of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America