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Alaska

17 13 18

2 3

16

14 15 NORTH WEST

Hawaii

9

8

CENTRAL

EAST

12

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5

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SOUTH

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SOUTHEAST

TLBAA Regions

DIVISION A ~ REGIONS 1-6

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

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Canada, New Zealand, Australia

Chairman of the Board: Tom Matott • (303) 500-9465

Secretary/Parliamentarian: Alex Dees • (805) 300-4617

Executive Vice Chairman: Ken Morris • (704) 361-6035

Treasurer: Mark Hubbell • (269) 838-3083

1st Vice Chairman: Jim Rombeck • (785) 562-6665

Director: Todd McKnight • (620) 704-3493

2nd Vice Chairman: David “Nik” Nikodym • (405) 227-7127

Director: Tony Mangold • (830) 237-5024

DIVISION B ~ REGIONS 7-12

DIVISION C ~ REGIONS 13-18

At-Large Director

At-Large Director

At-Large Director

Mark Hubbell

Keith DuBose

Jim Rombeck

(269) 838-3083 hubbelllonghorns@aol.com

(979) 277-2161 kwdubose@gmail.com

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

At-Large Director

At-Large Director

At-Large Director

Ken Morris

John Parmley

David “Nik” Nikodym Region 13 - Director

(704) 361-6035 khaoslonghorns@gmail.com

(281) 541-1201 john@jspservicesinc.com

(405) 230-0848 bardies@hotmail.com

Region 1 - Director

Region 7 - Director

Jeff Jespersen

Cody Himmelreich

Region 2 - Director

Region 8 - Director

Region 14 - Director

Nelson Hearn

Kevin Rooker

Todd McKnight

(780) 966-3320 jeffj91@hotmail.com

(484) 638-0228 nel_tam_hearn@yahoo.com

(303) 775-2034 hi5longhorns@att.net

(817) 692-7843 krooker@centurylink.net

L.D. McIntyre

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

(620) 704-3493 tmck7@ckt.net

Region 3 - Director

Region 9 - Director

Region 15 Director

Tom Smith

Russell Fairchild

David Edwards

(616) 293-0977 tom@widespreadranch.com

(254) 485-3434 fairchildranch@yahoo.com

(918) 557-0364 dledwards.texaslonghorncattle@gmail.com

Region 4 - Director

Region 10 - Director

Region 16 - Director

Aaron Adkins

Sandi Nordhausen

Tom Matott

(704) 490-9208 doublealonghorns@gmail.com

(512) 750-1350 sandi.nordhausen@gmail.com

(303) 500-9465 tom@rockymountainlonghorns.com

Region 5 - Director

Region 11 - Director

Region 17 - Director

Terry King

Stephen Head

Alex Dees

(850) 299-6875 tklonghorns@centurylink.net

(979) 549-5270 headshorns@hotmail.com

(805) 300-4617 atdees@aol.com

Region 6 - Director

Region 12 - Director

Region 18 - Director

Kathy Kittler

Tony Mangold

Chris Herron

(501) 690-0771 k.kittler@hotmail.com Charles Schreiner III* 1964-1967 Walter G. Riedel, Jr.* 1967-1969 J.G. Phillips, Jr.* 1969-1971 Walter B. Scott* 1971-1973 James Warren 1973-1975 J.W. Isaacs* 1975-1977 J.T. “Happy” Shahan* 1977-1978 John R. Ball* 1979-1980

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Bill Anthony* 1981-1982 Dr. L.V. Baker 1982-1984 Dr. W.D. “Bill” Clark 1984-1986 Richard D. Carlson 1986-1988 John T. Baker 1988-1990 Riemer Calhoun, Jr. 1990-1992

(830) 237-5024 tmangold@sbcglobal.net

Glen W. Lewis 1992-1995 Tim Miller* 1995-1998 Sherman Boyles 1998-2003 Bob Moore* 2003-2005 Joel Lemley 2006-2007 Ben Gravett* 2007

Dr. Fritz Moeller 2007-2009 Maurice Ladnier 2009-2010 Robert Richey 2010 Steven Zunker 2010-2011 Brent Bolen 2011-2012 Bernard Lankford 2012-2013 Todd McKnight 2013-2016

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(909) 721-7577 chris@herronconstructioninc.com

TLBAA EDUCATIONAL/RESEARCH ADVISORY COMMITTEE Matt McGuire - (405) 742-4351 semkinlonghorns@mindspring.com Mark Hubbell – (269) 838-3083 hubbelllonghorns@aol.com Dr. David Hillis – (512) 789-6659 doublehelix@att.net Felix Serna – (361) 294-5331 fserna@elcoyote.com John T. Baker – (512) 515-6730 jtb2@earthlink.net Russell Hooks – (409) 381-0616 russellh@longhornroundup.com


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COVER STORIES

14 2017 CA$H COW$ JANUARY 2018 Vol. 29 • No. 10

DEPARTMENTS

28Breeding A Texas Legend: The Texas Longhorn

A look at various Longhorn markets and how your program can become profitable. By Gary Liddell

6 Editor’s Note

37 Affiliate News

34Drug Reactions in Cattle

Information to know in those rare instances when cattle have adverse reactions to medications. By Heather Smith Thomas

FEATURES

38 News on the Trail

40 TLBT Letter

08 Exciting Move For the 2018 Longhorn Expo 10 Message from the Chairman

47 Index/Just For Grins

48

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Calendar

TLBAA Financial Report

About the Cover: TallGrass Cattle Company, Bill & Judy Meridith, would

like to thank everyone who purchased cattle in 2017 and wishes each of you a blessed year in 2018. To view offspring of these amazing females or to see more outstanding Longhorns visit www.tallgrasscattlecompany.com. For more information contact Bill Meridith 620-326-1917 or Martee’s Cattle Investments 719-683-6616 or martee@marteescattle.com.

The Texas Longhorn Trails (ISSN-10988432, USPS 016469) is published monthly by the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America, 221 W. Exchange, Ste. 210, Fort Worth, TX 76164. Periodical Postage Paid at Fort Worth, TX. Subscription rates: $105 per year; foreign per year $180. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Texas Longhorn Trails, 221 W. Exchange, Ste. 210, Fort Worth, TX 76164. Phone (817)  625-6241. Fax (817) 625-1388. Advertisers and advertising agencies assume liability for all content of advertisements printed and also assume responsibility for any claims arising from such advertisements made against the publisher. Publisher reserves exclusive rights to accept or reject advertising or editorial material submitted for publication in the Texas Longhorn Trails magazine. Articles and photos from this publication may be reprinted only with permission of the publisher.

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EDITOR’S NOTES MOVING INTO A NEW YEAR

We bring in the new year with a look back at the top selling animals in the Texas Longhorn industry. Records were shattered with top sellers far eclipsing the 2016 list, growing this year’s total to over 3 million in Cash Cows sold! Find out more about the 2017 Cash Cows on pages 18-26. In this issue, veteran Longhorn breeder Gary Liddell provides innovative ideas on how to utilize your whole program to generate revenue, not just the elite Longhorns one strives for. Starting on pg. 28, Liddell reviews a variety of different avenues which may spark some new ideas for increasing your bottom line. An excellent example of how a program can grow profitability is highlighted as well. The New Year starts off with a bang with Longhorn Weekend, held on January 12-16 in Fort Worth, TX. We sure hope to see all of you there. It’s a great time to catch up with friends and to take part in all the festivities. Join us for the annual General Membership Meeting and enjoy the Hall of Fame Induction & Year-End Awards Banquet, attend the Eddie Wood Sale on Saturday, and on Monday/Tuesday cheer on and support our exhibitors during the Youth & Open Longhorn shows all happening at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo! We’re excited to move into the New Year and to introduce new subjects and formats in upcoming issues of Trails magazine. We’re always striving to improve content, and the 2018 February Herd Sire issue will start us down the road to more standard features and a broad range of topics covered every month. Stay tuned!

DEADLINE: March 2018 Issue:

January 25th

Blessings,

Myra Basham

Editor in Chief: Myra Basham Ext. 104 • myra@tlbaa.org trailseditor@tlbaa.org Advertising: Karen Price • (254) 223-4470 karen@tlbaa.org Graphic Design & Production: Trace Neal • Ext. 103 trace@tlbaa.org Administrative Assistant: Raborn Sprabary • Ext. 100 raborn@tlbaa.org

Registrations Rick Fritsche • Ext. 101 rick@tlbaa.org Dana Coomer • Ext. 102 dana@tlbaa.org Special Events/Marketing Lindsay Maher • Ext. 106 lindsay@tlbaa.org Accounting Theresa Jorgenson • Ext. 105 theresa@tlbaa.org

Myra Basham Editor-in-Chief Printed in the U.S.A.

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Association News

Exciting Move for the 2018 World Expo The World Show Steering Committee has some exciting news to share; we are moving the 2018 World Expo – TLBT National Youth Show & TLBAA World Show to the Bell County Expo Center in Belton, Texas. The 2018 dates will be June 27-30.

Why you ask? While the World Expo has been held in Fort Worth as long as many of us can remember, the reality is the cost of having the event at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth has increased significantly over the years, and costs are projected to be even higher in 2018. This is not a decision that we have taken lightly, and have been searching for an alternative location for a few years. We ultimately chose the Bell County Expo Center for a variety of reasons, including a newly remodeled facility that is worthy of the World Expo, also the local

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Chamber of Commerce and community has graciously awarded us a $7,500.00 grant, as well as plenty of local media coverage to help promote our event. The best news is there will be a significant savings in facility costs; this coupled with a generous donation from the city means better awards, better parking, a better banquet, all in all, the best World Expo we’ve had in a long time! We moved the dates as well, with much thought. The World Expo and Autobahn Youth Tour shows have been scheduled back to back. This has resulted in a difficult travel schedule for many exhibitors, and sometimes choices have to be made. We hope by putting a little bit of time between the 2 events, the travel schedule will be a little easier to manage. I’m sure you have questions, and we will be happy to answer them. Feel free to contact the TLBAA office, or email us at krooker@centurylink.net. You can also join us at the Fort Worth Stock Show, Sunday January 14, 2018 at 3pm in the meeting room upstairs in Barn 4. This is an exciting time, and we hope you are as excited as we are! Mark your calendars now for June 27th30th, 2018. Put the Bell County Expo Center into your GPS, and we’ll see you in Belton! TLBAA World Show Steering Committee

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Frank Anderson Jr. and III 828 S. Rosemary Dr. • Bryan, TX 77802 (979) 846-8020 • (281) 501-2100 edie.wakefield@gmail.com Beadle Land & Cattle Ray & Bonnie Beadle Los Gatos & Hollister, CA 95032 (408) 834-0110 Ray.Beadle@gapac.com BPT Longhorns Ben & Phyllis Termin Weatherford, TX 817-374-2635 luvmylonghorns@gmail.com 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 Dalgood Longhorns Malcolm & Connie Goodman 6260 Inwood Dr. • Houston, TX 77057 (713) 782-8422 dalgood@comcast.net www.dalgoodlonghorns.com Falls Creek Longhorns Stan & Sandi Tidwell Midlothian, TX 972-989-8939 Jack Mountain Ranch Hal & Betty Meyer 8000 Mount Sharp Rd. • Wimberley, TX 78676 (512) 422-4681 cell (512) 842-1116 halmeyer@hotmail.com Jane’s Land & Cattle Co. John & Jane Thate 418 W. Margaret St. • Fairmont, MN 56031 (507) 235-3467 Kaso, Lisa & Jake Kety Little Ace Cattle Co. P.O. Box 386 • Folsom, LA 70437 (985) 796-3918 ketyfolsom@aol.com LL Longhorns Neil & Cynthia Hall 1414 Thorton Rd. • Houston, TX 77018 (206) 574-8950 www.lllonghorns.com cynthia@lllonghorns.com McLeod Ranch Michael, Jackie, Mike & Makayla McLeod 355 CR 3031 • Edna, TX 77957 (361) 782-0155 Brennan & Michele Potts Rocking P Longhorns P.O. Box 579 • Emory, TX 75440 (903) 473-2430 Cell: (903) 348-5400 www.rockingplonghorns.com bpotts1@verizon.net Rio Vista Ranch Elmer & Susan Rosenberger 4818 Eck Lane • Austin, TX 78734 (512) 266-3250 • Cell: (512) 422-8336 e-mail: elmer@riovistaranch.com www.riovistaranch.com Triple R Ranch Robert & Kim Richey 21000 Dry Creek Rd. • San Angelo, TX 76901 (325) 942-1198 r3ranch@aol.com www.butlertexaslonghorns.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


Association News

CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE Dear TLBAA Members and Texas Longhorn lovers everywhere,… Happy New Year ! First of all I want to say that it has been my pleasure and great honor to serve as Chairman of the Board these past two years. I cannot express how grateful I am for this opportunity. In addition to the summary of our finances which we started publishing last year, the following are some other highlights worth noting from the past two years. • Nearly $125,000.00 has been cut out of the association’s annual operating budget. In addition to payroll savings, a major contributor to our cost cutting was achieved by moving the office in May of 2016. This alone resulted in nearly $3,000 per month in savings. The association has finished two consecutive years with a positive net income, and not only are our bills getting paid on time, but we have also been able to build up an operating surplus. Copies of our 5th independent audit and other financial reports will be available at the annual membership meeting during Longhorn Weekend January 12th & 13th, 2018. • All three of our major events, Longhorn Weekend, World Show, and Horn Showcase are now showing a profit, and participation in each has increased substantially as well. Additionally, we are seeing a steady increase in both memberships and registrations. As of December 1st, (halfway through the fiscal year) memberships are up by nearly 200 with half the year to go. Likewise, registrations are up 20% and transfers are up 25% for 2016-2017 when compared to 2015. • With some new hires and some shuffling around, we are blessed to have a dedicated and very competent staff eager to serve the members and help push the association forward. The Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America (TLBAA) is the oldest and largest Longhorn registry; our history is interwoven with the history of the Longhorn itself. If not for the TLBAA there would never have been a Longhorn industry. But our goal is not to just be big and old; our goal is to be the best at what we do. To protect and preserve The Texas Longhorn breed by educating and serving all our TLBAA Members, Affiliates, Events, TLBT, Committees, and the industry in general. • This past year we have replaced the servers and several of the staff computers which were on their last leg. The staff is now operating with more efficient “state of the art” equipment and backup systems, enabling them to provide the membership with better service now and with the capability to handle tomorrow’s growth. 10 | January 2018

• Currently the association website (www.tlbaa.org) is being completely redesigned. In addition to a fresh new look, the new website promises to be more user friendly to members and potential new members alike, while giving the staff more control over content and changes. And HORNS is undergoing a series of upgrades also which will increase the system capabilities and improve the on-line registration experience. Both systems are scheduled for “roll out” early 2018. • Trails Magazine, has recently undergone several changes in personnel including the hiring of Karen Price in Advertising Sales. Karen replaced Lindsay Maher who moved to the Sales, Events, and Marketing position. Trace Neal is the newest addition in the office, helping Myra with multiple tasks, including graphic design, and a new Editorial Board has been established to assist with producing meaningful content for everyone, new breeders and more experienced alike. • Last, but certainly not least, we have just recently entered into a new partnership relationship with RFD-TV which will include some strategic advertising, and RFD-TV will be covering some of our major events; and we are in the early stages of discussing a possible documentary about the TLBAA and the Texas Longhorn breed as well as potential Breeder Profiles. Our first outing with RFD-TV came in December as their guest at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas where Ryan and Devin Culpepper represented our association by attending with two of their longhorns, Ernie CP and BRR Frosty. Needless to say, Ernie & Frosty were a big hit. This new partnership represents an amazing opportunity for us to reach hundreds of thousands of people outside of our industry and expose them to the TLBAA and the many unique characteristics of Texas Longhorns, and invite them to come be a part of our association and industry. There are always more improvements to make and more challenges to meet; but our association is strong and trending in the right direction. The more we work together, the more we can accomplish as we look forward to the new frontiers before us. At this time of the year when many of us make New Year Resolutions, I hope you will join me in celebrating our history and pledge to work together to build a stronger association, for the good of the industry and our beloved Texas Longhorns. To each and every one, I wish you a Happy and Prosperous New Year,

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T. M. (TOM) MATOTT TLBAA Chairman of the Board


2:48 PM 11/22/17 2:48 PM Accrual Basis 11/22/17 Accrual Basis

FINANCIAL REPORTS 2:48 PM 11/22/17 Accrual Basis

TEXAS LONGHORN BREEDERS ASSOCIATION LONGHORN TEXAS LONGHORN BREEDERS TEXAS BREEDERS ASSOCIATION LONGHORN BREEDERS ASSOCIATION LONGHORN BREEDERS ASSOCIATION Profit & Loss Budget vs.ASSOCIATION Actual

TEXAS

2:48 PM TEXAS 11/22/17 Accrual Basis

July 2016vs. through Junevs. Profit & Loss Profit Budget & Loss Budget Actual Profit &2017 Loss Actual Budget vs. Actual July 2016 through July 2016 June through 2017 June July 2017 2016 through June 2017 July 2016 through June 2017 Budget Jul '16 - Jun 17 $ Over Budget Jul '16 - Jun 17 Jul '16 - Jun Budget 17

Income Total 4000 · Membership Income Income Income

Income

Total 4100 · Registration Total 4000 · Membership Income Total 4000Income · Membership Income 220,114.54 4000 Membership Department Income

2016 — 2017 FISCAL YEAR

208,700.00

207,105.00 208,700.00 220,114.54

172,000.00 220,114.54 11,414.54 208,700.00

35,105.00 208,700.00 11,414.54

405,000.00 172,000.00 207,105.00 35,105.00

-89,702.31 35,105.00 172,000.00

4300 Sales &Total Events Total 4200 · TrailsTotal Income 4200 · Trails Income 4200 · TLBAA Trails Income

315,297.69

1,138,425.90 405,000.00 315,297.69

747,950.00 315,297.69 -89,702.31 405,000.00

390,475.90 405,000.00 -89,702.31

Total 4600 TLBT Total 4300 · TLBAA Sales & ·Events 4300 · TLBAA Sales & 1,138,425.90 Events 4300 TLBAA Sales &Total Events

3,946.00 747,950.00 1,138,425.90

650.00 1,138,425.90 390,475.90 747,950.00

3,296.00 747,950.00 390,475.90

3,946.00

Total · Other Income 4655 · TLBAA-Promo 4655 · TLBAA-Promo Merchandise 2,002.28 Income 4655Merchandise ·4700 TLBAA-Promo Merchandise Income TotalTotal Income 4700 · Other Income Total 4700 · Other Income Total 4700 · Other Income

0.00 3,296.00 3,946.00 650.00

2,002.28 650.00 3,296.00

30,200.00 2,002.28 2,002.28 0.00

21,770.68 2,002.28 0.00

51,970.68

1,938,865.09 51,970.68 30,200.00

1,564,500.00 30,200.00 51,970.68 21,770.68

374,365.09 21,770.68 30,200.00

1,564,500.00 1,938,865.09

1,938,865.09 374,365.09 1,564,500.00

1,564,500.00 374,365.09

785,592.43

785,592.43 431,400.00 1,153,272.66

431,400.00 354,192.43 785,592.43 1,133,100.00

354,192.43 431,400.00 20,172.66

1,153,272.66

1,133,100.00 1,153,272.66

1,153,272.66 20,172.66 1,133,100.00

1,133,100.00 20,172.66

5510 Registration Department Total 5500 · Membership Expenses Total 5500Expense · Membership Expenses 822.75 Total 5500 · Membership Expenses

5,440.58 3,500.00 822.75

Total Income Cost of Goods Sold

Total Income

Cost of Goods Sold Cost Goods Sold Total of COGS

Cost of Goods Sold

Total COGS Total COGS Gross Profit

Total COGS

Expense Gross Profit

Gross Profit

2,002.28 650.00 3,946.00 51,970.68 2,002.28 0.00

1,938,865.09

Total Income

Gross Profit

Expenses Expense

Expense

785,592.43

822.75

354,192.43

3,500.00

-2,677.25

-2,677.25 822.75 3,500.00

1,940.58 3,500.00 -2,677.25

5520 Trails Expenses 146,941.12 Total 5510 · Registration Department Expense Total 5510Expense · Registration Department 5,440.58 Expense 3,500.00 Total 5510 · Registration Department 5,440.58

134,250.00 1,940.58 5,440.58 3,500.00

12,691.12 3,500.00 1,940.58

5600 · Trails Sales & EventsTotal Expenses Total 5520 · TrailsTotal Expenses 5520 · Trails Expenses 146,941.12 5520 Expenses

304,473.62 134,250.00 146,941.12

347,600.00 146,941.12 12,691.12 134,250.00

-43,126.38 134,250.00 12,691.12

5700 Expenses · Sales G & A& Expenses Total 5600 · SalesTotal & Events 5600 EventsTotal Expenses 5600 · Sales & Events 304,473.62 Expenses

607,819.30 304,473.62 347,600.00

620,775.00 347,600.00 304,473.62 -43,126.38

-12,955.70 -43,126.38 347,600.00

6981 ·5700 Bank· G& Service Charges Total 5700 · G& ATotal Expenses Total 5700 · G& A Expenses 607,819.30 A Expenses

0.00 620,775.00 607,819.30

250.00 607,819.30 -12,955.70 620,775.00

-250.00 620,775.00 -12,955.70

0.00

5,756.30 250.00 0.00

7,000.00 -250.00 0.00 250.00

-1,243.70 250.00 -250.00

8000 · TLBT BoardExpenses of Directors Total 7000 · TLBTTotal Expenses TotalExpenses 7000 · TLBT Expenses5,756.30 7000

407.59 7,000.00 5,756.30

1,000.00 -1,243.70 5,756.30 7,000.00

-592.41 7,000.00 -1,243.70

TotalTotal Expenses Total 8000 · Board of Directors Expenses TotalExpenses 8000 · Board of Directors 407.59 Expenses1,071,661.26 1,000.00 8000 · Board of Directors 407.59

1,117,875.00 -592.41 407.59 1,000.00

-46,213.74 1,000.00 -592.41

Total Expenses 6981 · Bank Service Charges 6981 · Bank Service Charges 6981 ·7000 Bank· TLBT Service Charges

NetExpenses Income Total Expenses Total Net Income

Total Expenses

Net Income

Accrual Accrual Basis Basis

1,071,661.26

81,611.40 1,071,661.26 1,117,875.00

15,225.00 1,117,875.00 1,071,661.26 -46,213.74

66,386.40 -46,213.74 1,117,875.00

81,611.40

81,611.40 15,225.00

15,225.00 66,386.40 81,611.40

66,386.40 15,225.00

TEXAS LONGHORN ASSOCIATION TEXAS BREEDERS ASSOCIATION TEXASLONGHORN LONGHORN BREEDERS BREEDERS ASSOCIATION Profit Profit & & Loss Loss -- Actual Actual vs. vs. Budget Budget 1st Quarter, 2017 Quarter, 2017 1st1st Quarter, 2017 Jul Jul -- Sep Sep 17 17

Income Income Total 4000 4000 ·· Membership Membership Income Income Total

1ST QUARTER 2017 — 2018 FISCAL YEAR

431,400.00

Expense

Total 5500 · Membership Expenses Expenses Expenses

Expenses

$O

11,414.54

Total 4200 · Trails Income 4100 Registration Department 207,105.00 Total 4100 · Registration Department Income Total 4100Income · Registration Department 207,105.00 Income 315,297.69 172,000.00

TLBAA-Promo Merchandise Income Total 4600 · TLBT4655 Total 4600 · TLBT Total ·4600 · TLBT

Net Income

Budget Jul $ Over '16 -Budget Jun 17 $ Over Budget Budget

220,114.54

Total 4100 4100 ·· Registration Registration Department Department Income Income Total Total 4200 · Trails Income Total 4200 · Trails Income Total 4300 4300 ·· TLBAA TLBAA Sales Sales & & Events Events Total Total 4600 · TLBT Total 4600 · TLBT 4655 ·· TLBAA-Promo TLBAA-Promo Merchandise Merchandise Income Income 4655 Total 4700 4700 ·· Other Other Income Income Total Total Income Income Total Total COGS COGS Total Gross Profit Profit Gross Expense Expense Expenses Expenses Total 5500 5500 ·· Membership Membership Expenses Expenses Total Total 5510 5510 ·· Registration Registration Department Department Expense Expense Total Total 5520 5520 ·· Trails Trails Expenses Expenses Total Total 5600 5600 ·· Sales Sales & & Events Events Expenses Expenses Total Total 5700 5700 ·· G G&&AAExpenses Total Expenses Total 7000 7000 ·· TLBT TLBT Expenses Expenses Total Total 8000 8000 ·· Board Board of of Directors Directors Expenses Expenses Total Total Expenses Total Expenses Net Net Income Income

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Budget Budget

$ Over Over Budget Budget $

57,096.55 57,096.55 62,290.00 62,290.00

57,000.00 57,000.00 62,300.00 62,300.00

82,005.47 82,005.47 9,800.00 9,800.00

82,000.00 82,000.00 0.00 0.00

4,423.00 4,423.00 1,301.00 1,301.00

975.00 975.00 0.00 0.00

17,893.13 17,893.13 234,809.15 234,809.15

13,750.00 13,750.00 216,025.00 216,025.00

1,631.07 1,631.07

705.00 705.00

926.07 926.07

233,178.08 233,178.08

215,320.00 215,320.00

17,858.08 17,858.08

456.00 456.00 483.12 483.12

250.00 250.00 1,500.00 1,500.00 37,125.00 37,125.00

206.00 206.00 (1,016.88) (1,016.88) (7,900.30) (7,900.30)

125,769.42 125,769.42 1,228.68 1,228.68

29,000.00 29,000.00 168,181.00 168,181.00 1,500.00 1,500.00

(71.15) (71.15) (42,411.58) (42,411.58) (271.32) (271.32)

6.25 6.25 186,097.02 186,097.02 47,081.06 47,081.06

0.00 0.00 237,556.00 237,556.00 (22,236.00) (22,236.00)

6.25 6.25 (51,458.98) (51,458.98) 69,317.06 69,317.06

29,224.70 29,224.70 28,928.85 28,928.85

96.55 96.55 (10.00) (10.00) 5.47 5.47 9,800.00 9,800.00 3,448.00 3,448.00 1,301.00 1,301.00 4,143.13 4,143.13 18,784.15 18,784.15

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The numbers are in and this year’s list sees some remarkable highlights. This year’s list starts out with unheard of prices, the record-breaking figures paid for a Longhorn female and for a Longhorn bull sold at public auction. Those two animals are showcased below. There were two others on the list that don’t fit the title of cow... a bull sold half interest to make the list and a steer joins the list as well. They are highlighted at the end of the section.

The 133 Longhorns featured on the following pages sold at public auction in 2017 for $10,000 or higher. The total dollar amount represented here is just over 3.1 million.

3S DANICA

(7/11/13) RM Checkered Flag x 3S Touchdown Tari

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(12/11/10) Cowboy Chex X BL Rio Catchit

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Awesome Trixie........................... $86,000

CV Tuffs Lezawe..........................$80,000

Native Beauty 50/50................... $78,000

(10/23/10) Awesome Martin Luther X Awesome Hillary

(10/3/15) Cowboy Tuff Chex X EOT Outback Lezawe

(1/5/15) Fifty-Fifty BCB X M Arrow Delta Rio

Hudson/Valentine Bowling Green

Fort Worth Stockyards Longhorn Auction

Texas Longhorn Legacy Sale XIII

DH Pharlaps Temptation.......... $65,000

WS Sun Star.................................. $65,000

RJF Imagine................................. $63,000

(9/26/12) Pharlap Two Chex X DH Reds Temptation

(9/11/08) Tejas Star X WS Sun Rise

(2/21/17) Cowboy Tuff Chex X M Arrow Cha-Ching

Texas Longhorn Legacy Sale XIII

Texas Longhorn Legacy Sale XIII

Fort Worth Stockyards Longhorn Auction

Pacific Diamond L’il...................$60,000

Heaven Is For Stars..................... $42,000

Lar Mellow 5/10...........................$40,000

(4/24/15) Santee Chex X Leah Leigh

(4/18/16) Cowboy Tuff Chex X Kinetic Motion of Stars

(4/15/10) Totem Pole X RM Super Carmela 350

Red McCombs Fiesta Sale

Red McCombs Fiesta Sale

Texas Longhorn Legacy Sale XIII

PCC Strawberry Fields...............$40,000

Crown B Shannon...................... $38,000

RRR Miss Diamond 207............. $36,000

(8/30/15) CR Single Action x PCC Rockette

(10/26/08) Super Bowl X Crown B Classy Gee

(4/24/12) RRR Diamond Rio’s Edge 819 X RRR Miss Dottie 854

Midwest Sale

Eddie Wood Cowtown Classic Sale

Hudson/Valentine Bowling Green

Magic Hot Time EOT 016.......... $33,000

Dunn Betting................................$31,500

Brown’s Gal PC299..................... $30,000

(5/2/10) Majestic Admiral EOT 29/5 X ULC 105

(8/5/13) Fifty-Fifty BCB X Matchmaker

(6/18/09) Phenomenon X Doherty 7PC

Hudson/Valentine Bowling Green

Fort Worth Stockyards Longhorn Auction

Red McCombs Fiesta Sale

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RII Lady In Red............................ $30,000

PCC Dazzle Doll........................... $30,000

JP Painted Jewel......................... $29,000

(11/28/07) WS Jamakizm X TP Blood Red

(5/7/14) PCC Rim Rock X WF Dumpling

(11/18/15) G&L Painted Savage X Topnotch Coach Ruby RJM

Texas Longhorn Legacy Sale XIII

Split Rock Cedar Ranch Dispersal

Fort Worth Stockyards Longhorn Auction

LVR Starfire................................... $27,500

Pacific Little Gem........................ $26,000

M Arrow Firefly............................ $26,000

(9/21/16) Tejas Star X Sittin Monika

(9/21/11) Rio Diego X Wiregrass Magnolia 45/6

(5/24/08) ZD Kelly X Flame BL974

Red McCombs Fiesta Sale

Hudson/Valentine Bowling Green

Texas Longhorn Legacy Sale XIII

HL Girlfriend................................ $26,000

BHR Boomerang Beauty........... $25,000

Sunhaven Morning Glory......... $25,000

(2/23/15) Hubbells 20 Gauge X Helm Grand Dianne

(7/9/05) Boomerang C P X Painted Lady 2/4

(5/17/15) Fifty-Fifty BCB X TX W Morning Star

Fort Worth Stockyards Longhorn Auction

Red McCombs Fiesta Sale

Hudson/Valentine Bowling Green

Lezawe EOT 8E1.......................... $25,000

BCR Wanted Woman 648.......... $25,000

Twisted Bandita BCB................. $24,500

(2/21/08) Boomerang C P X Tabasco’s Lezawe

(3/10/16) Cowboy Tuff Chex X ECR True to Tradition

(10/2/13) Bandera Chex X Ring Around Texas BCB

Fort Worth Stockyards Longhorn Auction

Fort Worth Stockyards Longhorn Auction

Red McCombs Fiesta Sale

WPR Dreamcatcher.................... $24,000

Airamus’s Lezawe EOT 217....... $24,000

Betting It All.................................. $24,000

(1/1/16) Cowboy Catchit Chex X RR Sweet Amelia

(4/14/12) Airamus EOT 4/9 X Rio Lezawe EOT 9E2

(4/3/15) Fifty-Fifty BCB X Black Tie Affair 112

Hudson/Valentine Bowling Green

Texas Longhorn Legacy Sale XIII

Fort Worth Stockyards Longhorn Auction

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Dancing With Stars.................... $23,500

Betty Zane 10/9............................ $23,000

Carolyn’s Ring BCB.................... $22,500

(12/14/13) Top Caliber X Gala Show of Stars

(1/1/10) Drag Iron X Super Zing

(4/17/15) Ringman BCB X RRR Miss Carolyn 102

Fort Worth Stockyards Longhorn Auction

Cherry Blossom Sale

Texas Longhorn Legacy Sale XIII

Pacific Brave Bird........................ $22,500

Paradise Valley BCB.................... $22,000

Tempting Shiro TM.................... $22,000

(2/2/15) Sittin Bull X Rex’s Penny

(4/12/12) Rambo EOT 3/9 X Treasure Hunt BCB

(9/9/08) Aces Cacti TM X Shiro Miss TM

Texas Longhorn Legacy Sale XIII

Cattle Baron’s Sale

Fort Worth Stockyards Longhorn Auction

HL Royal Rose.............................. $22,000

Sham Rock My World................. $21,000

WS Rainbow.................................$20,000

(11/18/10) Drag Iron X Royal Reputation

(7/21/10) JP Rio Grande X Texana Van Horne

(5/1/04) Julio’s Thunder X Jamoca

Fort Worth Stockyards Longhorn Auction

Fort Worth Stockyards Longhorn Auction

Hudson/Valentine Bowling Green

Carolina Star Catcher.................$20,000

Heavenly Blue.............................. $19,000

RM Kay PAT 604.......................... $19,000

(1/3/16) Cowboy Catchit Chex X Carolina Superstar

(3/12/15) Saddlehorn X Big Blessings

(4/20/09) Touchdown of RM X JP Grand Kay Anne

Fort Worth Stockyards Longhorn Auction

Midwest Sale

Red McCombs Fiesta Sale

CB Mordrag...................................$18,500

TLS Chocolate Top...................... $18,000

Lazy J’s Calamity Jane...............$17,500

(5/16/12) Drag Iron X GT Mormoraia

(3/26/15) M Arrow Top Gun X Chocolate Leigh 5 CF32

(6/15/11) Cowtown ST X Lazy J’s Silk Lace

Texas Longhorn Legacy Sale XIII

Fort Worth Stockyards Longhorn Auction

Blue Ridge Sale

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Animated Star...............................$17,000

RM Fancy Pants PAT 594............$17,000

LTL Rios Top Feathers................$17,000

(11/21/16) WF Friday’s Check X Kinetic Motion of Stars

(5/11/09) Touchdown of RM X Fancy Tammy

(12/26/14) CV Rios Colby X RHF Tar’n Feathers

Red McCombs Fiesta Sale

Red McCombs Fiesta Sale

Hudson/Valentine Bowling Green

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Sweet Safari Honey SRC............$17,000

Call of Duty X Mermaid Embryo.....$16,500

AM Rose’s Ruby........................... $16,000

(3/26/13) Valentino SRC X Safari’s Honey SRC

(7/?/2017) CV Call of Duty X RC Pacific Mermaid

(7/9/15) Hubbells 20 Gauge X AML Ram’s Red Rose 125

Split Rock Cedar Ranch Dispersal

Red McCombs Fiesta Sale

Hudson/Valentine Bowling Green

Top Choice.................................... $16,000

RZ Joseymade.............................. $16,000

CV Casanovas Delight............... $16,000

(3/17/14) Top Caliber X Choice Op

(7/17/14) RZ Josey Wales X Snowy Maid

(3/29/14) CV Cowboy Casanova X KML KC Ice Cream

Texas Longhorn Legacy Sale XIII

Texas Longhorn Legacy Sale XIII

Fort Worth Stockyards Longhorn Auction

3P Ima Lucky Catch................... $16,000

CDC Star 007.................................$15,500

LLL Allen’s Lucky Designer.......$15,500

(3/13/12) JP Rio Grande X BL Catchit

(6/30/15) Hubbells Rio 007 X CDC Lively Star

(2/22/10) LLL Lucky X M Arrow Designer Chex

Split Rock Cedar Ranch Dispersal

Texas Longhorn Legacy Sale XIII

Texas Longhorn Legacy Sale XIII

Delta Lucky Diva..........................$15,000

50-50/Total Spectrum Embryo... $15,000

Ruby Swag Bag BCB....................$14,750

(9/12/12) LLL Lucky X LLL Delta Dawn

(N/A) Fifty-Fifty BCB X Total Spectrum

(9/9/15) Swagger BCB X Ruby Bandita BCB

Texas Longhorn Legacy Sale XIII

Longhorn World Championship Sale

Longhorn World Championship Sale

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RC Ever Clear................................$14,500

Texana Van Horne.......................$14,500

Super All Over...............................$14,200

(5/13/16) Hubbells 20 Gauge X LR Daydreamer

(12/14/04) Starliner X Delta Van Horne

(5/5/07) Superb X Over Shadowed

Longhorn World Championship Sale

Fort Worth Stockyards Longhorn Auction

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WF Bonnie Best............................$14,200

DH Miss Kate................................ $14,000

BL Can Can Girl........................... $14,000

(1/17/08) Hunts Command Respect X Sprinkles 47

(4/23/11) WS Jamakizm X DP Rockin Lajitas

(8/17/15) Plum Tuff Chex X I Can Again BL

Fort Worth Stockyards Longhorn Auction

Midwest Sale

Red River Sale

M Arrow Kelly Gal....................... $14,000

Silver 50-50................................... $14,000

Casanovas Magnum/Allen’s Top Cherry Embryo....... $14,000

(11/10/15) ZD Kelly X Miss Sue Leigh 4CF9

(2/8/15) Fifty-Fifty BCB X Sheza Ditty BL046

CV Casanovas Magnum X Allen’s Top Cherry

Marquess Arrow Ranch Production Sale

Red McCombs Fiesta Sale

Texas Longhorn Legacy Sale XIII

Rodeo Drive.................................. $14,000

TS Commander’s Mercedes......$13,500

LC Miss Favorite...........................$13,500

(6/5/09) Top Caliber X Park Avenue

(1/16/15) Commander EOT 14/10 X Renegades Jayla EOT 242

(2/28/16) CV Cowboy Casanova X RRR Miss Daisy 099

Fort Worth Stockyards Longhorn Auction

Millennium Furturity Sale

Hudson/Valentine Bowling Green

Texana Red HLLV.........................$13,500

Sittin Joey......................................$13,200

ECR Southern Lady.....................$13,000

(10/4/15) HL Red Baron X Texana PC14

(5/4/15) Sittin Bull X Wiregrass Magnolia 09

(3/25/14) Rio Bravo Chex X ECR Dancing Vixen

Fort Worth Stockyards Longhorn Auction

Texas Longhorn Legacy Sale XIII

Eddie Wood Cowtown Classic Sale

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ECR Super Tequila.......................$13,000

ECR Repsected Paloma...............$13,000

Laura’s Gal......................................$13,000

(6/18/14) Expeditious ECR X ECR Flor De Agave

(8/14/14) Sam Houston ECR X ECR Tari’s Paloma

(1/1/13) Dupree Chex X Wiregrass Laura

Eddie Wood Cowtown Classic Sale

Eddie Wood Cowtown Classic Sale

TLBAA Horn Showcase Sale

PCC Flying Bomber.....................$13,000

EL Dream Girl................................$13,000

Sittin Lady......................................$13,000

(4/16/12) Bomber Chex X PCC Flying Sparkles

(3/26/13) LLL Maxamillion X WF Roulette

(4/10/08) Sittin Bull X XP Lady Black

Midwest Sale

Midwest Sale

Red McCombs Fiesta Sale

Isatas................................................$13,000

BG Twilight Dreams....................$13,000

TJ Kylie’s Klown...........................$13,000

(12/7/09) Top Caliber X B’s Pandora

(10/13/15) RJF Sittin Dreamer X CV Fantom’s Twilight

(12/22/08) Shrek Chex X LLL Snuggly

Texas Longhorn Legacy Sale XIII

Fort Worth Stockyards Longhorn Auction

Longhorn World Championship Sale

LLL Max’s Paige............................$13,000

M ARROW WOWSAH..................$12,500

HCR Lethal Candy Cane............$12,500

(9/24/07) Maximus ST X PCC Poppuns

(2/22/15) M Arrow Wow X Van Horne Leigh 2 CF 12

(3/28/10) Hunts Command Respect X Hunts Miss Lethalweapon

Red River Longhorn Sale

Marquess Arrow Ranch Production Sale

Fort Worth Stockyards Longhorn Auction

BL Sun Flower 865...................... $12,000

Sunhaven Sittin Precious......... $12,000

WF Strawberry Twist 109.......... $12,000

(9/01/07) Riverforks Hired Gun X BL Powdered Sugar

(9/25/10) Sittin Bull X GF Possum Girl

(6/14/11) Hunter MC 69 X Ace’s Dayton Creole

Midwest Sale

Red McCombs Fiesta Sale

Butler Breeders Invitational Sale

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Carolina Luck............................... $12,000

BCR Texie 540.............................. $12,000

Helm Cowboy’s Desire.............. $12,000

(3/28/15) DS Lucky Wallstreet X Izzie BCB

(3/23/15) One Star Command X ECR Texas Chex 349

(4/7/13) CV Cowboy Casanova X ASOCL Burning Desire

Fort Worth Stockyards Longhorn Auction

Fort Worth Stockyards Longhorn Auction

Longhorn World Championship Sale

Bandera’s Promise BCB............. $12,000

HL Lucky Lucille.......................... $11,500

Silver Rose 99................................ $11,500

(10/11/15) Bandera Chex X Promise Ring BCB

(5/3/10) WS Amazon X Shamrock Lucky Charm

(3/2/15) RM Super Mac X One Fine Buzz

Hill Country Heritage Sale

Red McCombs Fiesta Sale

Red McCombs Fiesta Sale

Lezawe EOT 249........................... $11,500

ECR Tari’s Red Rose..................... $11,500

RRR Miss Sasha 247..................... $11,500

(5/11/12) Mujanda EOT 13/7 X Lezawe EOT 8E1

(6/15/07) Don Julio X Tari Graves FM49

(6/12/12) LC 585 War Bonnet X RRR Rio Sarah 016

Hudson/Valentine Bowling Green

Hudson/Valentine Bowling Green

Hudson/Valentine Bowling Green

RZ Josey’s Reputation................ $11,500

TKR Becca’s Grande.................... $11,100

Awesome Aspen...........................$11,000

(2/6/15) RZ Josey Wales X RZ Sledge Hanna

(2/24/14) JP Rio Grande X RRR Miss Becca 307

(2/23/12) Awesome Black Cracker X Awesome Nora

Texas Longhorn Legacy Sale XIII

Red River Longhorn Sale

Rocky Mountain Select Sale

ZD Jamadan’s Milkshake...........$11,000

RM Cadillac Hopes 886..............$11,000

2A One Tuff Lady.........................$11,000

(11/21/15) ZD Jamadan X Vanilla Milkshake

(3/14/16) RM High Hopes X Cadillac Cowgirl EOT 004

(9/11/14) Cowboy Tuff Chex X Rio Lorinda PC4

Red McCombs Fiesta Sale

Red McCombs Fiesta Sale

Hudson/Valentine Bowling Green

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Kelly Stockton...............................$11,000

HL Red Fox.....................................$11,000

Grande Vickie 010........................$11,000

(3/5/08) ZD Kelly X Stocktons Tigress

(4/28/13) Fox Chex X Shamrock 2Spot Van Horne

(10/10/10) Betcha Grande 721 X Miss Vickie Leigh 742

Hudson/Valentine Bowling Green

Fort Worth Stockyards Longhorn Auction

Hill Country Heritage Sale

RJF Casanova Princess..............$10,500

Magic Osage EOT 029.................$10,500

RJF Joy’s Cowgirl.........................$10,500

(1/25/13) CV Cowboy Casanova X K.C. Maxi Queen

(4/2/10) Majestic Admiral EOT 29/5 X J R Osage

(9/28/15) CV Cowboy Casanova X Joy Nibbler

TLBAA Horn Showcase Sale

Hudson/Valentine Bowling Green

Fort Worth Stockyards Longhorn Auction

HR Rosebud...................................$10,500

Allens 239.......................................$10,500

Sittin Joey......................................$10,500

(12/6/11) J.R. Grand Slam X LLL Rosemary

(5/14/07) Gun Slinger X JW Polly Fine

(5/4/15) Sittin Bull X Wiregrass Magnolia 09

Fort Worth Stockyards Longhorn Auction

Fort Worth Stockyards Longhorn Auction

Longhorn World Championship Sale

Gorgeous Gambler GIA SRC.....$10,500

Red Headed Lil BCB.................... $10,200

BCR Respected Girl 511...............$10,100

(5/15/15) Tumbling Dice SRC X Cersei De Palo Pinto SRC

(3/19/15) Bandera Chex X Dixie Red BCB

(3/20/15) Hidalgo ECR X ECR Treasured Solution

Red River Longhorn Sale

Hudson/Valentine Bowling Green

Red River Longhorn Sale

DSCC Drag Dancer..................... $10,000

Pacific Maud................................. $10,000

MTR Ring-A-Luia........................ $10,000

(6/17/13) Drag Iron X BLR Sun Dancer

(8/7/15) Luckenbach Texa X 7 Bar Peaches Kaycee

(10/7/13) Ringman BCB X Hallieluia BCB

TLBAA Horn Showcase Sale

Millennium Furturity Sale

Midwest Sale

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Eldorado’s Haley’s Comet......... $10,000

WPR Buttermilk Biscuit............. $10,000

RRR Thunder’s Memory 42...... $10,000

(5/16/11) Iron Mike ST X RM Coach’s Perfect 10

(3/18/15) Cowboy Catchit Chex X WPR Southern Style

(5/29/04) Julio’s Thunder X EJ Night Memory

Red McCombs Fiesta Sale

Hudson/Valentine Bowling Green

Hudson/Valentine Bowling Green

Texana Horne Up........................ $10,000

Rugged Cross Rapture............... $10,000

DJP Black Pearl............................ $10,000

(10/30/08) Tejas Star X Texana Trophy Wife

(6/14/11) Rio Mojo X Super Wind

(3/25/14) Lazy J’s Avatar X VF Buddy Girl

Texas Longhorn Legacy Sale XIII

Texas Longhorn Legacy Sale XIII

Fort Worth Stockyards Longhorn Auction

Helm Desiree 535........................ $10,000

BL Rio Pretty 048........................ $10,000

K.C. Maxi Queen.......................... $10,000

(3/8/15) Hubbells 20 Gauge X Helm Grand Desire

(11/6/10) JP Rio Grande X BL Pretty Woman

(3/1/06) Maximus ST X K.C. Kiowa Queen

Fort Worth Stockyards Longhorn Auction

Fort Worth Stockyards Longhorn Auction

Longhorn World Championship Sale

This year saw a slight increase in bulls and steers being offered at public auction, with two bulls (one at the beginning of the listings) and one steer breaking the $10,000 mark.

CASH BULL

CASH STEER

RM Hopes and Dreams (half interest)........$22,000

Tejas Tip 2 Tip.............................. $25,000

(11/20/15) RM High Hopes X RM Mellow Specks PAT

(8/14/08) Tejas Star X Shamrock Far & Away

Red McCombs Fiesta Sale

Red McCombs Fiesta Sale

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BREEDING A TEXAS LEGEND:

THE TEXAS LONGHORN The Texas Longhorn breed of cattle developed in Mexico and South Texas over a period of about 400 years starting in the early 1500’s. They learned to survive in the wild by their own ingenuity and developed through the years traits of hardiness, calving ease, disease resistance, longevity, fertility and browse utilization. After the Civil War, large herds of Texas Longhorns were taken north as a primary source of beef. In the late 1800’s due to fencing of open ranges and competition with imported breeds of beef cattle, the Texas Longhorn approached extinction. In 1927, the US Government created a herd of Texas Longhorns in Oklahoma (Wichita Refuge) to preserve the breed. In addition to this herd, there were six families in Texas that developed their own herds out of respect and love for the breed. Each of these herds interbred and developed their own similar, but different traits. To this day some breeders only breed within these “families”, while some breed “blended” Texas Longhorns. With artificial insemination (A.I.) and embryo transfers (E.T.) getting more successful it is becoming easier to cross breed and allowing more variety in pedigrees. According to the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association (TLBAA), there are now over 460,000 registered Texas Longhorns and over 3,100 active TLBAA members as of December 2017. In addition to TLBAA, there is the ITLA (International Texas Longhorn Association) that support registering and promoting the Texas Longhorn. The TLCA (formerly TLMA) also support and promote breeding Longhorn cattle. Most breeders are in the United States, but as breeders in other countries learn of the tenacity of the Texas Longhorn, they are developing their own herds. One example is in Israel, where in the past only goats and sheep were the primary livestock, but now they are breeding Texas Longhorns!

Other than Texas Longhorns being a unique breed of cattle with deep homegrown Texas roots and just impressive to look at, why would anyone want to own Texas Longhorns? As it turns out, they can be quite profitable in a number of ways:

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SELLING “ELITE” LONGHORNS to other Texas Longhorn Breeders has the biggest potential to

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make big profits but fewer opportunities and a relatively small market. It’s a lot like playing the lottery. This is a high dollar market, as shown by the 2015 “Cash Cows” article published in the Texas Longhorn Trails Magazine (Jan’16) which showed the number and sales amount for each Texas Longhorn that sold for $10,000 or more at public auctions in 2015. The total came to over $3 Million. The high seller was $115,000. In 2015 there were 150 public auction sales of $10,000+ which averages to about $20,000. 2016 “Cash Cows” total was $3.5 Million with a high seller of “0nly” $100,000 and 168 cows made the over $10,000 sale list. The list for 2017 is included in this issue, and we have seen a cow sell for over $350,000 setting a new record. This only includes what was sold at public auction for $10,000 or more, so does not include public auction sales of less than $10,000 or any private treaty sales or barter sales.

“Elite” female Day’s Feisty Fannie made national news in 2002 when she sold for $59,000 at the Red McCombs Fiesta Sale, setting a record for price paid for a Longhorn at public auction.

This Elite Longhorn market gets a lot of attention because of the dollar amounts, but it is just one part of overall Texas Longhorn sales. Value in this market is determined by a number of factors such as horn size/ shape, conformation, size, pedigree, disposition and color. A sub-market in this Elite Longhorn class is the market for selling semen of elite bulls for artificial insemination purposes. Although this Elite market is fun, exciting and dynamic, and can always be in a marketing plan, it should probably not be the main focus to generate a profitable Texas Longhorn breeding program. There is definitely an art to matching bulls to cows and creating elite

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By Gary Liddell Longhorns. It can be done, but it is costly, time consuming and a bit risky. To be profitable, focus should be in additional markets, some of which are mentioned in this paper, and then if or when an elite cow or bull is bred and sold at a high bid, public auction, there may be a jackpot in your future! Be aware that there are many costs to the seller involved in public auctions such as consignment entrance fees, advertising fees, sales fees, vet bills, lodging and transportation costs. Some owners will board their

consignment before the auction to fatten them up and even give them a haircut and buff out their horns so they look their best. As an example, to clear $20,000, the sales price will have to be closer to $24-$25,000 to cover these costs.

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SELLING DIRECTLY TO PROPERTY OWNERS AS “YARD ART” IS A GOOD MARKET. Most purchases are made directly to the owner in what is called a “Private Treaty” sale as opposed to a sale at an auction

MAKING THE NUMBERS WORK, A CONSERVATIVE EXAMPLE By Gary Liddell, G&P Longhorn Ranch On the Cattle Breeding Progression Chart below, it illustrates a conservative hypothetical marketing plan for breeding Texas Longhorn cattle. All revenue in this example is generated from processing (i.e. “grinding”) all three-year-old bulls into hamburger meat while all cows are retained for breeding purposes. The revenue for grinding the bull is calculated at 500 lbs of hamburger meat sold at $5.50/lb = $2,750 plus $500 for the skull/horns and pet food for a total gross revenue of $3,250 for each bull. The $5.50/lb for grass fed hamburger meat is on the low end as most is advertised at $8-$9/lb. Cows are valued at $2,500, hiefers at $750, and bulls at $500 each. The program starts with two registered pregnant cows who each produce a calf in year 1; one bull calf and one heifer calf. Over a 15 year period under this plan, gross cash revenue generated would be about $247,000. In this hypothetical example, all cows were retained during the 15 year period. All cows are valued at $2,500 each, so the 98 cows would be worth $245,000, the 85 heifers worth $63,750 and the 111 bulls valued at $500 each would be worth $55,500. These are conservative numbers because it does not include any private treaty sales or sales of elite pedigree cattle into public auction. If only 5% of the herd qualified for elite sales, that should qualifiy quite a few Longhorns that could be sold for anywhere from $5,000 to $”skys the limit” each. Staying on the conservative side, the original $5,000 investment of

the two registered Longhorn cows has grown to approximately $611,250 in cash and herd value over the 15 year period. All numbers start exploding after year 10. If instead of two cows, the starting herd was 20 cows, the cash generated during 15 years would be about $2.7 million and value of the herd would be $6.1 million. Any elite cattle sales would be icing on the cake. Starting with 20 cows would generate a herd of almost 300 cows and bulls over 15 years, so there should be quite a number of elite, pedigreed Longhorns produced that could be sold at auction or via private treaty at more than the $2,500, $750 and $500 values shown here for cows, heifers and bulls. As can be seen from looking at the breeding progression chart on page 2, the numbers do not start working until about year 10 on a conservative basis (although it could be a shorter time if selling elite animals). This is purely a revenue/value generating hypothetical illustration, so costs such as processing costs, vet expenses, lease, bull/ breeding expenses, feed costs, travel costs, fencing/pens or labor have not been shown to determine profitability. The point of this illustration is to show that, given enough time and when done correctly there is an opportunity to increase an initial small investment into something of considerable value over time. It’s not a get rich quick investment, but can be profitable if done right.

Cattle Breeding Progression Chart for Two Cows over 15 Years Please note that the example shows income only and does not take costs of operating into account, so net profits may vary considerably. Category Breeding Cows 1 Yr Old Heifers New Hiefers 1-2 Yr Old Bulls New Bulls 3 yr Bull "Grinds" Deaths Cows Value at $2,500ea Heifers Value at $750ea Bulls Value at $500ea Herd Total Value $Revenue from Grinds Combined $Revenue and Total Herd Value

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2 0 1 0 1 0 0 $5,000 $750 $500 $6,250 $0

2 1 1 0 1 0 0 $5,000 $1,500 $500 $7,000 $0

3 1 1 2 2 0 0 $7,500 $1,500 $2,000 $11,000 $0

4 1 2 3 2 1 0 $10,000 $2,250 $2,500 $14,750 $3,250

5 2 2 4 3 1 0 $12,500 $3,000 $3,500 $19,000 $3,250

7 2 4 5 3 2 1 $17,500 $4,500 $4,000 $26,000 $6,500

8 4 4 6 4 2 0 $20,000 $6,000 $5,000 $31,000 $6,500

12 4 6 7 6 3 0 $30,000 $7,500 $6,500 $44,000 $9,750

16 6 8 10 8 3 0 $40,000 $10,500 $9,000 $59,500 $9,750

22 8 11 14 11 4 1 $55,000 $14,250 $12,500 $81,750 $13,000

29 11 14 19 15 6 0 $72,500 $18,750 $17,000 $108,250 $19,500

40 14 20 26 20 8 1 $100,000 $25,500 $23,000 $148,500 $26,000

53 20 27 35 26 11 1 $132,500 $35,250 $30,500 $198,250 $35,750

72 27 36 46 36 15 1 $180,000 $47,250 $41,000 $268,250 $48,750

98 36 49 62 49 20 1 $245,000 $63,750 $55,500 $364,250 $65,000

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$234,000

$317,000

$611,250

Assumptions: 1) Cow has a calf every year 2) Ratio of Heifers to Bulls is 50/50 3) Six Cows die over the 15 year period 4) Every bull gets ground at 3 years old for $3,250 5) No private treaty or public auction sales 6) No sales across the scale at the sales barn 7) Cows are valued at $2,500 ea 8) Heifers are valued at $750 ea 9) Bulls are valued at $500

$247,000 =Total Grind Rev =Total 15-Yr Grind Rev + Herd Value

Summary Over a 15 year period, a $5,000 investment in 2 pregnant cows generates about $247,000 gross revenue from selling "grinds" plus a herd value of $364,250. If the starting herd were 20 pregnant cows instead of 2, the numbers go to $2.47 million gross revenue over 15 years plus a herd value of $3.6 million for a total gross earned and herd value equal to about $6 million. This is without selling any cows, so it is highly likely that a few would reach the elite category and sell for $5,000 to $40,000 or maybe higher, so these numbers are very conservative since no quality, pedigreed cows are sold in this illustration. All the numbers start growing rapidly after year 10. In year 11 there would be 6 grinds for about $19,500 and in year 15, 20 grinds for about $65,000 gross revenue.

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Marketing so there are no fees to consider. Texas Longhorns have the advantage over other livestock in that they require very little care by the owners so it works out well for property owners that do not live on the property. Some refer to these sales as “yard art” and run the gamut of very expensive pedigreed elite Texas Longhorns to average animals. Steers are ideal for this market since what little maintenance is required of Longhorns, steers require the least. Since Longhorns are herd animals, they like company, so it is best to recommend to the buyer that they have at least two.

3)

ANOTHER MARKET IS SELLING LONGHORN BULLS TO COMMERCIAL CATTLE PRODUCERS FOR THEIR HEIFERS TO HAVE THEIR FIRST CALF. Longhorn calves are smaller than imported beef cows, so there is a market to sell Longhorn bulls to cattle ranchers for breeding to their heifers. Although this produces a cross bred calf, it is easier and safer on the heifer to have a smaller Longhorn-sired calf the first time. This better prepares the heifer for future production of larger cattle. Longhorns that are smaller in statue and solid colored are preferred, where horn size and pedigree has little value in this market. A similar market into the commercial cattle produc-

benefits as donations or just make you feel good. By loaning, selling or donating a Longhorn steer or heifer to a youth organization or to a young adult as a show animal at livestock shows and exhibits, it not only helps the youth, but in some cases, if it’s a loan, when they are through you end up with a halter trained show Longhorn. As Darol Dickinson points out in his booklet “Profiting from Raising Texas Longhorn Cattle” he has found that trained, riding steers can be sold from $3,500 to $12,000. There is a gentleman in a small town near Fredericksburg, Texas and also one at the Houston Livestock Show that sells photos of tourists and visitors sitting on a trained Longhorn steer.

5)

THERE ARE SEVERAL LOW END MARKETS FOR SELLING LONGHORNS. One is at the sale barn where cattle are weighed and sold by weight. This market is always available and will generate quick cash for Longhorns that will not be sold elsewhere, but price is market driven. It also provides a low price threshold for private treaty sales. For example if the sale barn is paying $.60/lb, that puts a $600 price bottom on a 1,000 pound steer. Selling young Longhorns as “ropers” is another low end market that is a little more trouble than taking them to the sale barn, but will typically generate a little more revenue. While these are not the most profitable way to sell Longhorns, sometimes it is best to take the money and run instead of feeding another mouth while deciding what to do.

6)

er segment is selling Texas Longhorn bulls to improve the herd of commercial beef cattle producers. In this case, they are looking at the positive attributes Longhorns have over imported beef cattle. Since Longhorns are disease resistant, calve easier, have good mothering instincts, travel distances well, can defend themselves, browse efficiently, are largely self-sufficient and live longer, many cattle ranchers want to mix Longhorn blood with their herd to improve sustainability. Longhorns for this purpose are generally the fast growing, large bodied type, with little regard to pedigree, color or horn size.

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SELLING LONGHORN BEEF IS A GROWING MARKET AND CAN BE LUCRATIVE IF DONE CORRECTLY. It’s not the “pie in the sky” market of selling a $25,000 elite Longhorn, but selling Longhorn beef is closer to a sure thing, and requires hitting a lot of singles instead of the grand slam, walk off, game ending home run. Texas Longhorn beef is leaner, has more protein, more Omega-3 fat (that’s the good kind), and more health benefits than any grain fed beef purchased across the counter at the grocery store or butcher shop. As more people become aware of the hormones, antibiotics, genetically modified grain fed beef and saturated fat in beef, they are looking for alternatives. It doesn’t take a lot of marketing skills to convince someone to pay a little more for healthy, grass fed Longhorn beef than store-bought grain fed beef, it just takes some persistence. In Darol Dickinson’s informative booklet “Raising Texas Longhorns as a Business”, he covers the A-Z’s of marketing Longhorn beef, from selling to neighbors on a part time basis to creating a business. A very rough rule of thumb is that sales from Longhorn ground beef will generate about $2.00-$2.40 per pound of live weight. There are lots of variables, like trans-

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Marketing portation costs, processing, etc, but when done right, it can be profitable. For example, let’s say a 1300 pound steer will generate about $2,000 to $3,000 in meat sales plus another $500 as described below ends up generating $2,500-$3,500. Sell that 7 times and you’re over the $24,000 of selling the elite animal and it’s a lot more likely to happen that way than at the public auction. And there are additional ways to increase profit after “grinding” a Longhorn as described next.

7)

SELLING TEXAS LONGHORN “ODDS AND ENDS” IS ANOTHER SURPRISINGLY PROFITABLE OPPORTUNITY. After processing a Longhorn for beef, there are additional ways to generate more revenue. For example, have part of the Longhorn made into jerky. Jerky can be sold at a very high mark up. Longhorn skulls, horns and head mounts are sought after and can be highly profitable. For example a Longhorn head shoulder mount will cost about $750 for the taxidermy to process and can be sold for $1,500-$3,500 depending on the size, color and horns. The skull and horns are worth several hundred dollars without taking them to the taxidermy. Since Longhorns have so much color in their hides, there is a market for selling their hides. Pet food is another profit booster. After all the meat cuts and hamburger are made, tell the butcher to use the scraps, liver, kidney, etc for a coarse ground, grass fed, 100% beef dog food that will sell for a couple of dollars/ pound. And some of the bones can be packaged and sold as dog bones. So the bottom line is that these “odds and ends” can generate revenue and that revenue goes straight to your bottom line. So, how long does it take to start seeing revenue and profits? There are lots of variables involved in the equation like how much grazing land, fencing/pens, quality of grass, water, geographic location, growing seasons, breeding expenses, target markets, outlets to sell, etc. Let’s say you have all those things in place and you start with 2 pregnant cows in Year 1 and things go really well and we have an imaginary bull to impregnate the cows whenever they are open. In 9 months you’ll have 2 open cows and two calves. Statistically, one calf 32 | January 2018

will be a heifer (we’ll call her H1) and one a bull. Say you cut the bull to a steer with the idea of keeping him 18 months or 2 years and “grinding” him (so my advice is to not name him…unless you call him Hamburger). The heifer should not be bred until she reaches at least 18 months (although some breed earlier). The two original cows can be bred 8 weeks after calving, so we are now into Nov of year 1 and if it takes a month for them to get pregnant, they will calf 9 months later so that takes us to Sept Year 2. The heifer, H1, can be bred in June of year 2 so under favorable conditions, she will calf April or May Year 3 (50/50 whether it is a bull or heifer). The bull, who is now a steer named Hamburger is ready to grind around March of Year 3. So in March of year 3, there will be the first revenue coming in from selling Hamburger…and that is if everything went perfectly well. Assuming all heifers are retained as breeding stock, revenue will not turn into profits for several more years. If you are fortunate enough to have and sell an elite cow or bull early on, it would speed things up, but the odds are that most revenue will come from selling the “Hamburgers” from your herd and selling into some of the other markets mentioned above. Realistically, it will likely take a minimum of 7 to 8 years to generate a profit...if things go well. The good news is that statistically speaking, by year 10 those two cows could grow into a herd of 35-40 cows with a lot of “Hamburgers” sold along the way. See the sidebar “Making the Numbers Work, A Conservative Example” (pg. 29) for a hypothetical example of breeding two cows over a 15 year period and how the revenue and value of the herd increase over time. The author, Gary Liddell, is the owner of G & P Longhorn Ranch in Fredericksburg, TX The two booklets mentioned by Darol Dickinson can be found on the head2tail.com website under publications. Information on the following organizations can be found on their respective websites: www.TLBAA.com www.ITLA.com www.thelonghornalliance.com

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Herd Health

Drug Reactions in Cattle Occasionally cattle experience a reaction to a drug (injected, applied topically or orally). An allergic reaction can be mild and local (such as swelling at the injection site after vaccination) or serious and fatal—if the animal goes into anaphylactic shock. The drugs we administer are “foreign” to the animal’s body, and in the case of vaccines the goal is for the body to recognize it as foreign and develop antibodies to combat these foreign agents (antigens) in the future. The vaccine will therefore enable the animal to create an immune response. On rare occasions, however, the animal may develop an acute allergic reaction to a foreign substance. Reactions range in severity from hives/itching to systemic shock with fluid in the lungs and sudden death.

Dr. Mark Alley (NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine) says vaccine reactions are probably the most common—since cattle are often given vaccinations— and there are two general categories: reactions that are not life-threatening and the ones that are. “It’s hard to predict when a life-threatening reaction might occur. When I see these, it’s usually due to a combination of events--usually multiple vaccines given to the animal. Any of the gram-negative bacterial vaccines, which include pinkeye, foot rot, brucella, leptospirosis, pasteurella, haemophilus, salmonella, and E. coli, will contain some endotoxins,” he says. “Some may contain more than others. There is more potential risk if you are giving several of these at the same time. I usually recommend no more than a maximum of three at once (and two is better),” he says. The greatest effect will usually be seen in the lungs if the animal starts to go into shock. “The first sign you 34 | January 2018

might see is rapid respiration and difficulty breathing,” says Alley. These signs may appear within 10 to 20 minutes after an injection. As the reaction gets worse, the lungs fill with fluid and the animal may try to breathe with its mouth open and tongue extended, trying to get more air. The animal may have muscle tremors, then stagger and collapse. There may be bloody foam from the mouth. “Another common sign of adverse reaction is welts (hives) suddenly developing on the skin. These may vary in size from a dime up to a 50-cent piece or larger. These can appear within minutes after giving an injection, or it might be 2 or 3 hours before you notice them. Usually it’s rare to have them appear after 24 hours,” he says. The quicker a reaction starts, the more serious it is. If it takes longer than 2 or 3 hours for the reaction to occur, there is more chance that the animal will survive and recover without treatment. “Along with endotoxin in vaccine, the other risk factor that I commonly see, here in the Southeast, is heat. If it’s hot when you are working cattle, and they have gotten excited, they are more likely to have reactions to the vaccines. We recommend that whenever you purchase vaccine, you also purchase epinephrine to have on hand to give an animal, in case of reaction.” If it’s an acute reaction, the animal must be treated immediately; you don’t have time to drive to town to get a bottle of epinephrine. If the animal is still alive by the time you get back, it will probably recover anyway. Epinephrine should be given as soon as you notice an animal having a reaction, at proper label dose for the size of the animal. A second dose can be given in 15 to 20 minutes if necessary. Some people use antihistamine, but it’s not as effective as epinephrine. “If someone calls me and they don’t have any epinephrine, antihistamine might be better than nothing. The other option, as long as the animal is not pregnant, is to give an injection of steroid such as dexamethasone. Giving epinephrine and dexamethosone together can often reverse the shock and save the animal,” says Alley. If the animal is in serious shock, you may decide to give the steroid even if she’s pregnant, because it’s more important to save the cow than worry about possible abortion from the steroid. Sometimes other injectable products (not just vaccines) will cause an animal to have a serious reaction.

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Some individuals react adversely to penicillin, especially if it is injected into a vein rather than into the muscle. “Anything you give an animal has the potential of causing a reaction, or giving it in an inappropriate way. If it is labeled to be given IM or Sub Q and you accidentally give it IV, for instance, this can create serious reactions,” says Alley. Sometimes there is nothing you can do to prevent a reaction. Some individuals are more sensitive than others to certain drugs. Often it is the second or third exposure that causes a serious reaction. “The more times they are exposed to it, the more likely a serious reaction might occur because the body has already been sensitized to that particular antigen,” he says. It’s always a good idea to monitor the animals for at least 2 hours after giving them an injection or a pouron medication, or even an oral medication. “If possible, I like to have the animals where we can walk back through them or get close to them afterward, to see how they are doing. Most clinical signs occur within 2 hours or less if the animals are having a serious reaction. The later the signs occur, the more likely the animal will recover on its own,” he says. “The good thing is that severe reactions are uncommon (about 1 in every 10,000 cattle exposed to a foreign substance). But it is quite memorable when it happens,

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Herd Health and it may take immediate treatment to save the animal. It’s good to be prepared, with some epinephrine on hand, and know how to give it. The good thing about epinephrine is that if we can just get it into the animal— whether we inject it IV or SubQ—it will save the animal. But talk to your veterinarian ahead of time and be able to give the proper dose, based on the concentration of

that particular product.” An overdose can be dangerous, making the animal’s heart beat too fast. Buy new bottles of epinephrine from time to time, so you have some on hand that’s not too old and out of date. “Technically you shouldn’t use it if it’s too old, but if that’s all you have on hand it would probably help. We assume these drugs become less effective as they get old, but we don’t really know if they become less effective or more potent,” he explains. Some of the organophosphate pesticides are notorious for adverse reactions, especially when overdosed. This was true of the old systemic products for lice and grubs (such as Warbex), but can also happen with some of the insecticide ear tags. “I’ve seen young calves that were highly stressed, and doing poorly, and we finally figured out that they were reacting to their insecticide ear tags.” If you notice any adverse events after vaccinating or administering any kind of drug or product, contact the manufacturer so they what’s happening with their product. “There may be something going on with a certain serial group or lot number, and they can identify this and maybe minimize risks for other stockmen,” he says. This would be especially important if you have more than one animal that reacts to a certain product. Most reactions are not life-threatening—such as the lumps and bumps at an injection site. A neck injection may create so much swelling that the animal has trouble walking for a few days; moving the shoulder forward may be painful with that sore lump just ahead of the shoulder. “Those are common, but if it happens to several animals in the group you should talk to your veterinarian about it, and contact the company that made the product. They keep a tally on those, to ensure that their products are safe,” says Alley.

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Herd Management Guide

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 calving difficulties. Provide assistance as necessary. 3. Weigh yearling heifers and make sure that the heifers have the necessary nutrition available to weigh 65 percent of their mature weight prior to the start of their breeding season in late spring and early summer.

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.

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

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Texas Longhorn Breeders of Tomorrow

President’s Message Dear TLBT Members, I hope everyone enjoyed a Merry Christmas and happy holidays! Sadly, it is time to return to school, but you will be out soon for the great Fort Worth Livestock Show. I am looking forward to seeing you all at the Fort Worth Livestock Show. The TLBT has two main activities going on at the show including a cow wash, that we need volunteers to help at, and a general membership meeting. We had a great turnout at the last meeting at the State Fair of Texas and I would love to have a full room of kids that are eager to be more involved with the TLBT. I would encourage kids who are planning to run for TLBT office in June to start walking around the show and meeting other members. I would also like to remind any seniors who are interested in the Senior Heifer Sale to start advertising their animal. The TLBT officer team has decided to sell the fundraiser t-shirts for $18. Anyone who is interested can contact Jacob Lowrie or any of his family for more information. I hope you all are doing well and am excited to see all of you at the upcoming shows.

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TLBT Office: Vice President Age: 15 1.)Where are you from? Ferris, Texas 2.)How many years have you been a member of the TLBT? 2 years 3.)Why did you join the TLBT? I joined the TLBT because it is a great organization that gives many kids opportunities like no other organization. The TLBT holds more youth livestock shows for cattle than any other breed. We are all a family. I love all of my TLBT members. The TLBT is made up of kids that have a passion for what they’re doing and they work towards their goals. 4.)What are your favorite memories of the TLBT so far? My favorite memory that I have had in the TLBT is not only just the showing but a really fun one was when we had our meeting this last year at the State Fair and we were all telling each other pick-up lines. 5.) How is the TLBT going to help your future career? Well what do you know? I plan on being a longhorn breeder and a judge for this amazing breed! In the TLBT I learn so much about longhorns and also I know how to work with the longhorn circuit. I also plan on being a Professor in livestock production at A&M. The TLBT helps me work with a team and also it helps me with my speaking skills in the show arena and in speaking events at the World Show. 40 | January 2018

6.) Do you enjoy showing Texas Longhorns and why? I absolutely love showing Texas Longhorns! This breed is so unique. At fairs and stock shows the longhorn breed always brings more visitors than the other beef breeds. Their horn and color is just so eye catching isn’t it? I also love all of the opportunities that showing longhorns provides. The Autobahn especially! No other show circuit offers the scholarships that the longhorn circuit does. I have heard people say “Oh you can earn the most money from showing rabbits.” and I was like what?! I used to show rabbits and I haven’t got nearly the amount of scholarships I have with longhorns. I have only been showing for two years and I already have received $10,000 in scholarships from the Autobahn show. One thing that is very interesting to me is the evolution of our breed! We have been changing and working on our cattle for several years now. Many people don’t understand that we are working on our breed to be more structurally correct and more muscular. Beefier, but to still keep that MARVELOUS horn! We are working on our production and really trying to improve the breed. That is one major reason as of why I am showing longhorns is because of the passion and the hard work these people have in their cattle. 7.) What advice would you give to a newcomer of the TLBT? Some VERY important advice I would give is to always help others! The longhorn circuit is full of wonderful and caring people. If you help others, they will help you!

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SHOW RESULTS HEART OF TEXAS FAIR & RODEO October 13, 2017 OPEN HALTERED FEMALE DIVISION

CLASS 3: 1. CHAPARRAL GALA, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX 2. RHL SWEETHEART DIANN, Kenn Harding and Tammy Tiner, COLLEGE STATION, TX CLASS 4: 1. STRIKIN’ R MINNIE, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX 2. ANCHOR T SUNRISE DIXIE, Rick & Cori Garcia, HICO, TX CLASS 5: 1. CHAPARRAL SKYELINE, Justin & Ronda Sabio, BOYD, TX 2. OL PLAYTHING, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX Haltered Female Junior Champion: CHAPARRAL GALA, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX Haltered Female Junior Champion Reserve: STRIKIN’ R MINNIE, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX CLASS 8: 1. LADY GAGA 10/16, Joe Tucker, PARADISE, TX 2. HD SASSY SWEETIE, Brown’s Longhorns, SAN ANTONIO, TX CLASS 9: 1. DIAMOND Q SONORA, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX 2. DIAMONDKHEARTOF ETERNITY, Diamond K Livestock, LIPAN, TX CLASS 10: 1. PLR KEEPSAKE LEXUS, Randy & Catherine Morris, TUSCOLA, TX 2. BLUEBELLE 1/16-1, Logan Daniels, SEGUIN, TX CLASS 11: 1. CT SYDNEY, Joe Tucker, PARADISE, TX 2. OL OVERSWEET, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX Haltered Female Senior Champion: CT SYDNEY, Joe Tucker, PARADISE, TX Haltered Female Senior Champion Reserve: DIAMOND Q SONORA, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX Haltered Female Grand Champion: CT SYDNEY, Joe Tucker, PARADISE, TX Haltered Female Grand Champion Reserve: CHAPARRAL GALA, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX CLASS 16: 1. PLR PEARL’S PARADISE, Randy & Catherine Morris, TUSCOLA, TX 2. BZB STOMPIN’ HONEY, Brown’s Longhorns, SAN ANTONIO, TX Haltered Mature Female Champion: PLR PEARL’S PARADISE, Randy & Catherine Morris, TUSCOLA, TX Haltered Mature Female Champion Reserve: BZB STOMPIN’ HONEY, Brown’s Longhorns, SAN ANTONIO, TX

OPEN HALTERED BULL DIVISION

CLASS 22: 1. DIAMOND K WOODROW, Diamond K Livestock, LIPAN, TX 2. RAFTER M OH JOHNNY BOY, D.L. & Mary McCoy, HICO, TX CLASS 23: 1. OL PROPLAY, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX 2. RAFTER M REAL STUFF, D.L. & Mary McCoy, HICO, TX CLASS 24: 1. OL DURATOR, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX Haltered Bull Junior Champion: DIAMOND K WOODROW, Diamond K Livestock, LIPAN, TX Haltered Bull Junior Champion Reserve: OL DURATOR, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX CLASS 27: 1. AMR COLUMBUS, Wilton and Carolyn Wilton, COUPLAND, TX 2. RELAMPAGO 665 ECR, Brown’s Longhorns, SAN ANTONIO, TX CLASS 28: 1. HI 5’S SHARP SHOOTER, Randy & Catherine Morris, TUSCOLA, TX 2. SARCEE DUECES WILD, Bruce and Connie Ollive, BIG SANDY, TX Haltered Bull Senior Champion: HI 5’S SHARP SHOOTER, Randy & Catherine Morris, TUSCOLA, TX Haltered Bull Senior Champion Reserve: SARCEE DUECES WILD, Bruce and Connie Ollive, BIG SANDY, TX Haltered Bull Grand Champion: HI 5’S SHARP SHOOTER, Randy & Catherine Morris, TUSCOLA, TX Haltered Bull Grand Champion Reserve: DIAMOND K WOODROW, Diamond K Livestock, LIPAN, TX

YOUTH FEMALE DIVISION

CLASS 3: 1. CHAPARRAL GALA, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX 2. RAFTER M COACHWHIP, Lydia Salsbury, LEAGUE CITY, TX CLASS 4: 1. STRIKIN’ R MINNIE, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX 2. HAYWIRE STELLA, Logan Kate Harle, ALEDO, TX CLASS 5: 1. CHAPARRAL SKYELINE, Justin Sabio, Jr., BOYD, TX 2. PLR CHARMING CHARLEY, Sierra Skidmore, BURLESON, TX Youth Female Junior Champion: CHAPARRAL SKYELINE, Justin Sabio, Jr., BOYD, TX Youth Female Junior Champion Reserve: STRIKIN’ R MINNIE, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX CLASS 8: 1. OL PLAYLIKE, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX 2. LADY GAGA 10/16, Sydney Jo Tucker, PARADISE, TX CLASS 9: 1. DIAMOND Q SONORA, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX 2. TH MISS REINDROP, Emily Ray, ARLINGTON, TX CLASS 10: 1. BLUEBELLE 1/16-1, Logan Daniels, SEGUIN, TX 2. CT MARY ANN, Sydney Jo Tucker, PARADISE, TX CLASS 11: 1. CT SYDNEY, Sydney Jo Tucker, PARADISE, TX 2. CHAPARRAL MASQUERADE, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX Youth Female Senior Champion: CT SYDNEY, Sydney Jo Tucker, PARADISE, TX Youth Female Senior Champion Reserve: CHAPARRAL MASQUERADE, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX Youth Female Grand Champion: CT SYDNEY, Sydney Jo Tucker, PARADISE, TX Youth Female Grand Champion Reserve: CHAPARRAL SKYELINE, Justin Sabio, Jr., BOYD, TX

YOUTH BULL DIVISION

CLASS 18: 1. RAFTER M PRETTY BOY, Lydia Salsbury, LEAGUE CITY, TX 2. RAFTER M OH JOHNNY BOY, Julia Salsbury, LEAGUE CITY, TX CLASS 19: 1. OL PROPLAY, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX 2. CT RED RAIDER, Sydney Jo Tucker, PARADISE, TX CLASS 20: 1. RR MY SAM I AM, Joseph Wyatt Russell, HICO, TX 2. OL DURATOR, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX CLASS 21: 1. RELAMPAGO 665 ECR, Logan Daniels, SEGUIN, TX 2. AMR COLUMBUS, Chloe Nichols, RED OAK, TX Youth Bull Grand Champion: RR MY SAM I AM, Joseph Wyatt Russell, HICO, TX Youth Bull Grand Champion Reserve: RAFTER M PRETTY BOY, Lydia Salsbury, LEAGUE CITY, TX

YOUTH STEER DIVISION

CLASS 26: 1. RR WILDFIRE, John Morgan Russell, HICO, TX CLASS 27: 1. MO TUFF RZL, Zachary Zarsky, MARQUEZ, TX 2. PRINCE CHARMING 27, Hannah Daniels, SEGUIN, TX Youth Steer Junior Champion: MO TUFF RZL, Zachary Zarsky, MARQUEZ, TX Youth Steer Junior Champion Reserve: PRINCE CHARMING 27, Hannah Daniels, SEGUIN, TX

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CLASS 30: 1. TRK BIG BANG, Dakota Shay Stephens, ARLINGTON, TX 2. ML GRUCON, Evelyn Sabio, BOYD, TX CLASS 31: 1. JTW SADDLEBACKS SONG 622, Joseph Gerlach, DECATUR, TX 2. 2M KEEP THE CHANGE, Matthew Shipman, GUSTINE, TX CLASS 32: 1. BZB KNOCK KNOCK, Logan Daniels, SEGUIN, TX 2. AMR VICTORY PROUD, Chloe Nichols, RED OAK, TX CLASS 33: 1. ROCKY ROAD RZL, Lucas Zarsky, MARQUEZ, TX 2. CAMP BOSS, Jason Moore, ARLINGTON, TX Youth Steer Senior Champion: ROCKY ROAD RZL, Lucas Zarsky, MARQUEZ, TX Youth Steer Senior Champion Reserve: CAMP BOSS, Jason Moore, ARLINGTON, TX Youth Steer Grand Champion: ROCKY ROAD RZL, Lucas Zarsky, MARQUEZ, TX Youth Steer Grand Champion Reserve: CAMP BOSS, Jason Moore, ARLINGTON, TX

TROPHY STEER DIVISION

CLASS 1: 1. ROCKY ROAD RZL, Chris and Sarah Zarsky, MARQUEZ, TX 2. REDSTAR MOST IMPRESSIVE, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX CLASS 2: 1. R4 RESISTANCE, Justin & Ronda Sabio, BOYD, TX 2. TTT REAL MCCOY, Cody Garcia, HICO, TX Steer Junior Champion: R4 RESISTANCE, Justin & Ronda Sabio, BOYD, TX Steer Junior Champion Reserve: TTT REAL MCCOY, Cody Garcia, HICO, TX CLASS 5: 1. SS KAWLIGA, ACR Longhorns, RED OAK, TX Steer Senior Champion: SS KAWLIGA, ACR Longhorns, RED OAK, TX Steer Grand Champion: SS KAWLIGA, ACR Longhorns, RED OAK, TX Steer Grand Champion Reserve: R4 RESISTANCE, Justin & Ronda Sabio, BOYD, TX

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CLASS 2: 1. ANCHOR T BLACK PEARL, Anchor T Ranch, KEMAH, TX CLASS 3: 1. HD SAMSONITE’S SAMMI, George and Cindy Dennis, COUPLAND, TX 2. CHAPARRAL GALA, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX CLASS 4: 1. SUNRISE SELECT, David & Deborah Lindsey, LAUREL, MS 2. DIAMOND Q SHAKIRA, Grace Cattle Company, LLC, FORT WORTH, TX CLASS 5: 1. DIAMOND Q CLORINDA, Grace Cattle Company, LLC, FORT WORTH, TX 2. OUTTA YOUR LEAGUE, Infinity Ranch Land and Cattle, BURLESON, TX Haltered Female Junior Champion: HD SAMSONITE’S SAMMI, George and Cindy Dennis, COUPLAND, TX Haltered Female Junior Champion Reserve: SUNRISE SELECT, David & Deborah Lindsey, LAUREL, MS CLASS 8: 1. TC3 MISS FARMER, Infinity Ranch Land and Cattle, BURLESON, TX 2. DADDY’S MONEY 9, Scott & Shery Damuth, Gun Barrel City, TX CLASS 9: 1. JCG CHARLIE 1042, Grace Cattle Company, LLC, FORT WORTH, TX 2. SANDDOLLAR BELLA ANGELINA 19/6, Aaliyah Haslip, TERRELL, TX CLASS 10: 1. MS SAUCY LADY SH, Chris D. & Brandi Lindsey, LAUREL, MS 2. JCG SWEET CAROLINE, Grace Cattle Company, LLC, FORT WORTH, TX CLASS 11: 1. SUNRISE SEECO, Grace Cattle Company, LLC, FORT WORTH, TX 2. SANDDOLLAR DANDELION, Kenn Harding and Tammy Tiner, COLLEGE STATION, TX Haltered Female Senior Champion: MS SAUCY LADY SH, Chris D. & Brandi Lindsey, LAUREL, MS Haltered Female Senior Champion Reserve: SUNRISE SEECO, Grace Cattle Company, LLC, FORT WORTH, TX Haltered Female Grand Champion: HD SAMSONITE’S SAMMI, George and Cindy Dennis, COUPLAND, TX Haltered Female Grand Champion Reserve: MS SAUCY LADY SH, Chris D. & Brandi Lindsey, LAUREL, MS CLASS 16: 1. JP WAR HYMN, Grace Cattle Company, LLC, FORT WORTH, TX 2. LLC LADY BIRD, William Coleman Yarborough, FERRIS, TX Haltered Mature Female Champion: JP WAR HYMN, Grace Cattle Company, LLC, FORT WORTH, TX Haltered Mature Female Champion Reserve: LLC LADY BIRD, William Coleman Yarborough, FERRIS, TX

OPEN HALTERED BULL DIVISION

CLASS 21: 1. SHOOT 4 THE MOON, CrisseiA’ne Meador, TERRELL, TX CLASS 22: 1. ANCHOR T CAPT ANCHOR MAN, Anchor T Ranch, KEMAH, TX 2. SR AJ, Steven & Ruby Retzloff, SAN ANGELO, TX CLASS 23: 1. TL CHAIN BREAKER, Phillips Longhorns, ANGLETON, TX 2. CVL JSC RODEO GENE, Clinard Longhorns Partnership, ROCKDALE, TX CLASS 24: 1. WINNIN’ KID, Kathy Palladini, Junction, TX 2. HPBT THE ERNEST WAY, Hacienda PBT, LLC, HUMBLE, TX Haltered Bull Junior Champion: WINNIN’ KID, Kathy Palladini, Junction, TX Haltered Bull Junior Champion Reserve: TL CHAIN BREAKER, Phillips Longhorns, ANGLETON, TX CLASS 27: 1. ACR GERONIMO, Chris D. & Brandi Lindsey, LAUREL, MS 2. JK OVER EASY, Jacob & Kathryn Juneau, DURANT, OK CLASS 28: 1. DEJA VU SH, Chris D. & Brandi Lindsey, LAUREL, MS 2. WARRIORS SURPRISE, Steve & Brooke McCauley, Huffman, TX Haltered Bull Senior Champion: DEJA VU SH, Chris D. & Brandi Lindsey, LAUREL, MS Haltered Bull Senior Champion Reserve: ACR GERONIMO, Chris D. & Brandi Lindsey, LAUREL, MS Haltered Bull Grand Champion: DEJA VU SH, Chris D. & Brandi Lindsey, LAUREL, MS Haltered Bull Grand Champion Reserve: ACR GERONIMO, Chris D. & Brandi Lindsey, LAUREL, MS

FREE FEMALE DIVISION

CLASS 4: 1. STRIKIN’ R MINNIE, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX 2. TH SANGRIA EXPRESS, Dennis and

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Judy Urbantke, SAN ANGELO, TX CLASS 5: 1. OL PLAYTIME, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX 2. AMR FANCY FRILLS, Wilton and Carolyn Wilton, COUPLAND, TX

Youth Female Grand Champion: CHAPARRAL GALA, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX Youth Female Grand Champion Reserve: STRIKIN’ R MINNIE, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX

Free Female Junior Champion: OL PLAYTIME, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX Free Female Junior Champion Reserve: STRIKIN’ R MINNIE, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX

YOUTH BULL DIVISION

CLASS 8: 1. BRR JOY BLOSSOM, Blossom Ridge Ranch, ATHENS, TX CLASS 9: 1. SANDDOLLAR AMBROSIA, Kenn Harding and Tammy Tiner, COLLEGE STATION, TX CLASS 10: 1. WS FAIRY TALE, Blake Fanning, CLEBURNE, TX 2. REFLECTION’S MINI ME, Blake Fanning, CLEBURNE, TX CLASS 11: 1. TH MISS NUTMEG, Dennis and Judy Urbantke, SAN ANGELO, TX 2. RHL NANCY JANE, Kenn Harding and Tammy Tiner, COLLEGE STATION, TX

CLASS 17: 1. SHOOT 4 THE MOON, CrisseiA’ne Meador, TERRELL, TX CLASS 18: 1. ANCHOR T CAPT ANCHOR MAN, Jodie Ging, PALACIOS, TX 2. CINCO DE MAYO 67, Hannah Smith, LIBERTY HILL, TX CLASS 19: 1. TL CHAIN BREAKER, Clarice Francis, ANGLETON, TX 2. CVL JSC RODEO GENE, Skyler Joachimi, HOUSTON, TX CLASS 20: 1. OL QUICKPLAY, William Coleman Yarborough, FERRIS, TX 2. WINNIN’ KID, Clarice Francis, ANGLETON, TX CLASS 21: 1. ACR GERONIMO, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX 2. AMR COLUMBUS, Chloe Nichols, RED OAK, TX

Free Female Senior Champion: TH MISS NUTMEG, Dennis and Judy Urbantke, SAN ANGELO, TX Free Female Senior Champion Reserve: RHL NANCY JANE, Kenn Harding and Tammy Tiner, COLLEGE STATION, TX

YOUTH STEER DIVISION

Free Female Grand Champion: TH MISS NUTMEG, Dennis and Judy Urbantke, SAN ANGELO, TX Free Female Grand Champion Reserve: RHL NANCY JANE, Kenn Harding and Tammy Tiner, COLLEGE STATION, TX CLASS 16: 1. KETTLE BELLE, Troy Unger, CEDAR PARK, TX CLASS 17: 1. TH MISS CHA-VERRO, Dennis and Judy Urbantke, SAN ANGELO, TX CLASS 19: 1. OREO 142, Blossom Ridge Ranch, ATHENS, TX 2. LAR LUCKY HEART 14/09, Blossom Ridge Ranch, ATHENS, TX Free Mature Female Champion: TH MISS CHA-VERRO, Dennis and Judy Urbantke, SAN ANGELO, TX Free Mature Female Champion Reserve: OREO 142, Blossom Ridge Ranch, ATHENS, TX

YOUTH FEMALE DIVISION

CLASS 3: 1. CHAPARRAL GALA, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX 2. CL’S CRICKETT, Kaycee Cooper, OAKHURST, TX CLASS 4: 1. STRIKIN’ R MINNIE, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX 2. SUNRISE SELECT, Tyler Lindsey, LAUREL, MS CLASS 5: 1. RR LACIE LADY, Joseph Wyatt Russell, HICO, TX 2. DIAMOND Q CLORINDA, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX Youth Female Junior Champion: CHAPARRAL GALA, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX Youth Female Junior Champion Reserve: STRIKIN’ R MINNIE, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX CLASS 8: 1. OL PLAYLIKE, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX 2. APPLE BLOSSOM TP, Clarice Francis, ANGLETON, TX CLASS 9: 1. JCG CHARLIE 1042, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX 2. SANDDOLLAR BELLA ANGELINA 19/6, Aaliyah Haslip, TERRELL, TX CLASS 10: 1. JCG SWEET CAROLINE, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX 2. CF CRYSTAL FIND, Clarice Francis, ANGLETON, TX CLASS 11: 1. SUNRISE SEECO, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX 2. MW AIN’T I SWEET, Skylar Vasil, ARLINGTON, TX Youth Female Senior Champion: JCG CHARLIE 1042, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX Youth Female Senior Champion Reserve: JCG SWEET CAROLINE, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX

Youth Bull Grand Champion: OL QUICKPLAY, William Coleman Yarborough, FERRIS, TX Youth Bull Grand Champion Reserve: ACR GERONIMO, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX CLASS 26: 1. RED MAASAI RR, Matthew Shipman, GUSTINE, TX 2. RR WILDFIRE, John Morgan Russell, HICO, TX CLASS 27: 1. MO TUFF RZL, Zachary Zarsky, MARQUEZ, TX 2. TETON SIOUX, Jodie Ging, PALACIOS, TX Youth Steer Junior Champion: MO TUFF RZL, Zachary Zarsky, MARQUEZ, TX Youth Steer Junior Champion Reserve: RED MAASAI RR, Matthew Shipman, GUSTINE, TX CLASS 30: 1. KDK JUNEBUG SENKO, William Coleman Yarborough, FERRIS, TX 2. GOLD MINE BCB, Whitney McCauley, HUFFMAN, TX CLASS 31: 1. JKG MR. AMERICA, Jodie Ging, PALACIOS, TX 2. JP RUFF’S CATTLE BARON, Trey Rozell, TYLER, TX CLASS 32: 1. CVL JSC GEORGE ABBEY, Skyler Joachimi, HOUSTON, TX 2. CR STRIKING GOOD LOOKS, Jodie Ging, PALACIOS, TX CLASS 33: 1. ROCKY ROAD RZL, Lucas Zarsky, MARQUEZ, TX 2. CAMP BOSS, Jason Moore, ARLINGTON, TX Youth Steer Senior Champion: ROCKY ROAD RZL, Lucas Zarsky, MARQUEZ, TX Youth Steer Senior Champion Reserve: CAMP BOSS, Jason Moore, ARLINGTON, TX Youth Steer Grand Champion: ROCKY ROAD RZL, Lucas Zarsky, MARQUEZ, TX Youth Steer Grand Champion Reserve: CAMP BOSS, Jason Moore, ARLINGTON, TX

TROPHY STEER DIVISION

CLASS 1: 1. BRAVADO BCB, Circle Double C Ranch, TAFT, TX 2. REDSTAR RADAR, Doug and Deborah Burkham, Red Oak, TX CLASS 2: 1. TTT REAL MCCOY, Cody Garcia, HICO, TX Steer Junior Champion: TTT REAL MCCOY, Cody Garcia, HICO, TX Steer Junior Champion Reserve: BRAVADO BCB, Circle Double C Ranch, TAFT, TX Steer Grand Champion: TTT REAL MCCOY, Cody Garcia, HICO, TX Steer Grand Champion Reserve: BRAVADO BCB, Circle Double C Ranch, TAFT, TX

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Auctioneers

A very Merry Christmas and New Years to all our Longhorn friends.... old, new and soon to be!

Cattle For Sale Diamond A – registered Texas Longhorns-cows and heifers for sale. 830-992-9155 dewarner@ ctesc.net

OLIVER LONGHORNS www.oliverlonghorns.com

Cattle for Sale “To God Be The Glory”

joliver@mytocn.com

972-268-0083

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

Our herd has been closed to outside genetics for over a decade. The very best Butler quality available in the breed. Robert King at 210-827-6700 or rking6700@gmail.com

Bob King Ranches

BUTLER

YOUR SOURCE FOR BIG-HORNED BUTLER CATTLE.

THATE Cattle Company

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

507-235-3467

Small Registered Longhorn Herd For Sale 1 Bull, 6 Cows, 1 Bull Calf, 1 Heifer Calf Call 409-382-3096 for more information.

RUIDOSO, NM - EAGLE CREEK RANCH – 3-in-1 package with heifer calf by Victory Lap cow bred back to Jet Black Chex; yearling herd sire prospect by Clear Point; yearling heifer by Over Kill. (806) 797-6358

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Meanwhile... here at the Flying D Ranches we’ve just weaned more beautiful heifers, bulls, and steers. They’re waiting to become Christmas presents for good little (or big) boys and girls! Bloodlines include Impressive, Yates, Wright, Playboy, Butler and Texas Ranger. Makes for speckles, spots, brindles, black & white, big twisty horns, and gentle dispositions. Just right for the show ring or a front pasture Christmas ornament! The Longhorn life just gets better!! Call or visit…we have outstandingm bulls, cows, heifers and steers for sale at reasonable prices. Please call any of us to schedule a visit to each ranch. We love to talk Longhorns! Cattle always available at all times. Reasonable prices. 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

LONE WOLF RANCH Dr. Lee and Linda Ragains

918-855-0704 • Sallisaw, OK

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

Dora Thompson Tel 318-872-6329

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Real Estate FOR LEASE – Beautiful 48 acres in Navarro County off of Hwy 22. Two tanks and small creek on premise. Does need some clearing out of small trees. Would like to have livestock on property, preferably LONGHORNS. Please call for further details. Carla Cochran, 817-791-1109.

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

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—J—

Anderson, Frank Jr. and III...........................9

J.T. Wehring Family Ranch........................45

Arch Acres.................................................... 44

Jack Mountain Ranch............................ 9, 45

Astera Meadows..........................................45

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JUST FOR GRINS HAVE A CUTE PIC?

Send us your photo with a funny caption included!

Autobahn......................................................41

King, Terry & Tammy.................................. 44

Send your photo with caption to:

—B—

Kittler Land & Cattle................................... 44

Bar H Ranch................................................. 44

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Beadle Land & Cattle............................. 9, 44

Lightning Longhorns..................................45

Texas Longhorn Trails, Attn. Myra, • P.O. Box 4430 • Fort Worth, Texas 76164 or myra@tlbaa.org (Email entries should include address.) Photo may be used in a future issue due to number of responses

Big Valley Longhorns................................. 44

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

Blue Ridge Sale............................................33

LL Longhorns.................................................9

Blue-Eyed Buffalo.......................................35

Lodge Creek Longhorns........................... 44

BPT Longhorns..............................................9

Lone Wolf Ranch.........................................45

Buckhorn Cattle Co....................................45

Longhorn Sale Pen..................................... 38

Bull Creek Ranch.........................................25

Lucas Ranch................................................ 44

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

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Mast, Andy....................................................27

Caballo Bravo Longhorns......................... 44

Midwest Sale................................................ 21

Callicrate Bander........................................ 38

McGuire Land & Cattle...............................45

Cattle Baron’s Sale.................................... IFC

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

Champion Genetics....................................39

Millennium Futurity...............................12, 13

Christa Cattle Co...........................................9

Northbrook Cattle Company....................45

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Dalgood Longhorns......................................9

Oak Hill Farms..............................................37

DCCI Equipment.........................................39

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Diamond Q Longhorns..............................45

Rancho El Dios...............................................5

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

Red Bluff Ranch...........................................33

DK Longhorn Ranch.................................. 44

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

Double A Longhorns................................. 44

Rockin Hil Longhorns................................ 44

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Rockin I Longhorns.....................................45

El Coyote Ranch............................................ 1

Rocking P Longhorns.................................. 9

Elite Futurity..................................................31

Rocky Mountain Longhorns.................... 44

End of Trail Ranch...................................... 44

Rolling D Ranch.......................................... 44

EZ ID...............................................................37

Ross Ranch Horns.......................................45

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Running Arrow Longhorns........................39

FMG CPA.......................................................35

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Four Color Press..........................................43

Safari B Ranch..............................................45

Flying Diamond Ranch.............................. 44

Sand Hills Ranch..................................... 7, 44

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Singing Coyote Ranch...............................45

Helm Cattle Co..................................... 27, 45

SS Longhorns...............................................45

Hickman Longhorns...................................45

Star Creek Ranch...................................17, 45

Hubbell Longhorns.....................................27

Stotts Hideaway Ranch..............................45

Hubbell’s 20 Gauge....................................27

Struthoff Ranch............................................45

Hudson / Valentine Auctions......................3

Sunrise Supply..............................................36

Husky Branding Irons.................................36

—T— Thate Cattle Co.............................................9

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—T— Triple R Ranch (TX)........................................9 Triple S Bar Ranch.......................................45 TS Adcock Longhorns................................45 —U — Underwood Longhorns............................ 44 —W — Walker, Ron................................................. 45 Westfarms Inc................................................9 WI Longhorns & Leather............................45 Wichita Fence Company...........................36

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APRIL 2018

JANUARY 12-16 • TLBAA’s Longhorn Weekend, Fort Worth, TX, Lindsay Maher 817-625-6241 or lindsay@tlbaa.org. Friday 1/12- Annual Membership Meeting, Hall of Fame Ceremony, Banquet Saturday 1/13- 11am Eddie Wood Cowtown Classic Sale Monday 1/15- 9am TLBT Youth Show Tuesday 1/16- 5pm TLBAA Open Show JANUARY 15 • TLBT Youth Longhorn Division Show, Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth, TX. Lindsay Maher 817-625-6241 or lindsay@tlbaa.org. Qualifying Youth. JANUARY 16 • TLBAA World Qualifying Open Longhorn Show, Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth, TX. Lindsay Maher 817-6256241 or lindsay@tlbaa.org. Qualifying Haltered, Youth, and Steer. JANUARY 19 • National Western Stock Show, National Western Complex, Denver, CO. Lana Pearson 719-740-0741 or lana14338@ gmail.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free, and Youth.

APRIL 6-7 • Hudson/Valentine Bowling Green Sale, WKU Ag Expo Center, Bowling Green, KY. Lorinda Valentine panthercreekranch@ att.com 270-996-7046 or Lori McCarty hvauction@gmail.com 817991-8825. hudsonvalentineauctions.com APRIL 13-14 • Blue Ridge Ranch Sale Llano, TX. Bubba Bollier 325247-6249 or bollier7572@yahoo.com. APRIL 20-22 • Rockdale Spring Show, Rockdale Fairgrounds, Rockdale, TX. Sandi Nordhausen (512) 898-2401 or sandi.nordhausen@gmail.com Qualifying Haltered, Youth & Youth Points Only (x2)

APRIL 27-29 • Heart of Texas Spring Show, McGregor, TX. Cori Garcia 479-381-8331 or rafter-m-ranch@hughes.net. Qualifying Haltered, and Youth and Youth Points Only, Trophy Steers, Miniatures. APRIL 28 • Midwest Longhorn Sale, Winfield Livestock Auction, Winfield, KS. Joel Lemley 325-668-3552 or jlem@camalott.com.

MAY 2018

FEBRUARY 2018 FEBRUARY 9-10 • STLA San Antonio Livestock Show & Rodeo, Bubba Bollier (325) 247-6249 or bollier7572@yahoo.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free and Youth, Trophy Steers FEBRUARY 9-10 • 2018 STLA Longhorn Show at The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, TT&T Center, San Antonio, TX. Entry Deadline Dec. 15th. Bubba Bollier, bollier7572@yahoo.com or 325247-6249. Qualify Haltered, Open, Trophy Steers, & Youth. FEBRUARY 16 • San Angelo Stock Show, San Angelo Stock Show Grounds, San Angelo, TX. Dennis Urbantke 325-656-9321 or dennis@longhorns.com. Qualifying Haltered & Youth, Trophy Steers FEBRUARY 23-24 • Cattle Baron Premier Longhorn Sale & Winchester Futurity, Navasota, Texas. Rick Friedrich 713-305-0259, Rick@RiverRanchLonghorns.com or www.TLBGCA.com

MAY 4-6 • TLBGCA Spring Show, Miracle Farm, Brenham, TX. Stephen Head at 979-549-5270 or headshorns@hotmail.com. Qualifying Haltered & Youth. MAY 5-6 • Red McCombs Fiesta Sale, Johnson City, TX. Alan & Teresa Sparger 210-445-8798 or dodgeram52@yahoo.com. www.redmccombslonghorns.com MAY 26 • Red River Longhorn Sale, Overbrook, Oklahoma. Rick Friedrich 713-305-0259, Rick@RiverRanchLonghorns.com

JUNE 2018 JUNE 1-2 • Great Northern Longhorn Classic II Sale, Dave Bilgrien Ranch, Montello, WI. Dan Huntington 715-853-7608.

AUGUST 2018

MARCH 2018 MARCH 3 • Longhorn Opportunities Spotlight Sale, Will Rogers John Justin Sale Arena, Fort Worth, TX. Justin Rombeck 816-5361083 or justinthelonghornman@gmail.com. MARCH 4-6 • Houston Livestock & Rodeo, NRG Stadium, Houston, TX. Youth, Open, & Trophy Steer. Lindsay Maher 817-625-6241 or Lindsay@tlbaa.org. MARCH 9-11 • NTLBA Spring Show, Hopkins County Expo Center, Sulphur Springs, TX. Entry Deadline TBD. Contact John & Brenda Oliver 972-268-0083 or joliver210@yahoo.com. Qualifying Free, Haltered, and Youth. MARCH 10 • STLA Rodeo Austin Show, 9100 Decker Lake Rd., Austin, TX. Entry Deadline March 3rd. Contact Christy Randolph (713) 703-8458 or lpinesranch@aol.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free and Youth, Trophy Steers. MARCH 23-25 • OTLA Spring Shoot-Out, Payne County Expo Center, Stillwater, OK. Entry Deadline March 9th. Contact David Edwards, 918-557-0364 or dledwards.texaslonghorncattle@gmail. com. Qualifying Free, Haltered, and Youth and Points Only Youth. MARCH 30 • B&C 40th Spring Longhorn Sale, Grand River Livestock Market, Tina, MO. Contact Shawn Sayre or Bill Sayre 660-734-8782, 660-734-0827 or visit www.sayreauction.com

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APRIL 21 • NTLA 37th Annual Sale, Broken Bow, NE. Bonnie Damrow 402-580-3673 or brdamrow@aol.com.

AUGUST 10 • Rocky Mountain Select Winchester Futurity, Latigo Trails Event Center, Colorado Springs, CO. Start time 9 a.m. Marlene Reynolds 719-510-2151 or cowgirlmama83@gmail.com. AUGUST 10 • Dinner and Select Heifer Sale, Latigo Trails Event Center, Colorado Springs, CO. Start time 5:30 p.m. Marlene Reynolds 719-510-2151 or cowgirlmama83@gmail.com. AUGUST 11 • Rocky Mountain Select Texas Longhorn Sale, Latigo Trails Event Center, Colorado Springs, CO. Charlie Searle 719-6490058 or charliesearle02@gmail.com

SEPTEMBER 2018 SEPTEMBER 7-8 • Hill Country Heritage Longhorn Sale, River Ranch, Fredericksburg, TX. Rick Friedrich 713-305-0259 or rick@ riverranchlonghorns.com. Joel Lemley 325-668-3552 or jlem@camalott.com.

SEPTEMBER 14-15 • Elite Futurity, Chisholm Trail Expo Center, Enid, OK. Contact L.D. McIntyre 308-750-8384, Kevin Bryant 580254-1864 or Joe Dowling 979-271-0277. www.elitefuturity.com SEPTEMBER 14-15 • Ft. Worth Stockyards Longhorn Auction, Fort Worth, TX. Lorinda Valentine panthercreekranch@att.com 270-996-7046 or Lori McCarty hvauction@gmail.com 817-991-8825. hudsonvalentineauctions.com

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January 2018 Trails Magazine  

The Official Publication of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America

January 2018 Trails Magazine  

The Official Publication of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America