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TLBAA Regions




Canada, New Zealand, Australia

Chairman of the Board: Keith DuBose • (303) 500-9465

Secretary: Chad Smith • (701) 764-6277

Executive Vice Chairman: Tony Mangold • (830) 237-5024

Treasurer: Mark Hubbell • (269) 838-3083

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

Parliamentarian/Director: David Wars • (936) 404-2116

2nd Vice Chairman: Stephen Head • (979) 549-5270

Director: Kevin Rooker • (817) 692-7843



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.rombeck60@gmail.com

At-Large Director

At-Large Director

At-Large Director

Tom Smith

John Parmley

Tom Matott

(616) 293-0977 tom@widespreadranch.com

(281) 541-1201 john@jspservicesinc.com

(303) 500-9465 tom@rockymountainlonghorns.com

Region 1 - Director

Region 7 - Director

Region 13 - Director

Deb Lesyk

David Wars

Chad Smith

(306) 867-9427 halters.buckets@yahoo.com

(936) 404-2116 w5longhorns@yahoo.com

(701) 764-6277 smithlonghorns@hotmail.com

Region 2 - Director

Region 8 - Director

Region 14 - Director

Todd Spaid

Kevin Rooker

Brian Varner

(304) 963-0699 jeremyspaid73@gmail.com

(785) 224-1005 longhorncreek@yahoo.com

Region 3 - Director

Region 9 - Director

Region 15 Director

Johnny Hicks

Russell Fairchild

David Edwards

(269) 721-3473 hicksamericanbulldogs@yahoo.com

(254) 485-3434 fairchildranch@yahoo.com

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

Region 4 - Director

Region 10 - Director

Region 16 - Director

Matt Durkin

(512) 923-9015 mattdurkin1073@aol.com

Sandi Nordhausen

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

Kenny Richardson

Region 5 - Director

Region 11 - Director

Region 17 - Director

Reid Tolar

Stephen Head

(970) 352-3054 krichardson21@aol.com

Alex Dees

(334) 412-8400 rgtolar@yahoo.com

(979) 549-5270 headshorns@hotmail.com

(805) 300-4617 atdees@aol.com

Region 6 - Director

Region 12 - Director

Region 18 - Director

Dora Thompson

Tony Mangold

Chris Herron

(318) 872-6329 echoofambush@aol.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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(817) 692-7843 krooker61@gmail.com

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 Tom Matott 2016-2019


(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 The Heat Is On!

A look at what heat stress is and tips on how

to deal with it. By Myra Basham

JuLY 2019 Vol. 31 • No. 4


Turn Up the Heat on Your Social Media Campaigns Creating Successful Social Media Ads. By Molly Clubb and Holly Williams


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TLBAA Directors

2nd Annual Rodger Damrow Colorful Calf Contest Call for entries for your 2019 colorful calves.




Editor’s Note


Chairman’s Message Calf Scours 101: Basics of Calf Diarrhea for the Beef Cattle Producer Colorado State University Extension


News on the Trail Cuts of Beef A helpful chart of the many possible products from your beef



2019 Nebraska Texas Longhorn Association Sale and Futurity Results


2019 Southeastern Winchester Futurity Results


2019 Bluegrass Longhorn Sale Results


2019-2020 TLBAA World Expo Qualifying Show Reminders


TLBAA Special Awards


TLBF Hall of Fame Nominations Being Accepted

Affiliate News


In The Pen


Things affiliate hosts need to be aware of for the coming show year

In Memoriam


Index/Just For Grins



About the Cover: In the good ole summertime... Tall grass, green trees, pretty flowers, and of course a beautiful Texas Longhorn. Photo by Justin Rombeck.

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 YOU CAN’T AFFORD NOT TO… This is a test. I’m not sure how many take the time to read this letter each month, but if you do, I want to commend one of our brand new advertisers this month. Don’t miss the TLBAA discount code thecraigpaul is offering on pg. 43. If you like the idea of getting discounts, even if you don’t want to order yet, contact them and let them know you saw their ad in Trails Magazine. If you prefer, simply send me an email and let me know that you’d like to see more ads like his. If advertisers get no feedback, they do not continue. You can apply that discount code idea to your own ranch ads. Offer a free straw of semen or two with a heifer purchase, do a “buy one, get one free offer” - be creative. Require those who inquire to tell you the code on your ad. Then you know they are responding to the ad. You could even try giving a free promotional item such as a hat to someone coming for a ranch visit if they give the code from your Trails ad. I’m going to practice what I preach. If you are reading this, you can email or call me and give me this code - MSBLAST - and you can have one free basic e-blast, no strings attached, to be used by August 31st. Better keep reading, you might miss something important. (It’s hard to not insert an emoji at times, really need a wink here). I’ve said this before, but good news bears repeating. You can run a 1/6 pg ad in Trails for as little as $105 a month. Full page ads are great, but partial page ads can be just as effective. Consistency makes your name recognizable and recallable. It shows people that you are serious about your Longhorn business. It broadens your reach in ways you may not realize. When someone calls the TLBAA office to ask about breeders in their area, we do not like to play favorites and say one name over another one. BUT, we DO say you can find breeders in our online edition of Trails and in our online breeders directory ($240/yr - that’s just $20 per month!). We also give away copies of Trails to visitors and at events outside the industry. Not to mention your ad is available on the web and any website or e-mail listed in the ad becomes a clickable link to your website or e-mail. Consider putting a price range in your ads, even if it simply states Longhorns for sale, $500 and up. Even if you have some high priced animals for sale, it is more likely to draw in people who are hesitant to look. Just make sure you do have at least one animal you’ll let go for the lowest price you mention. I know some people feel like they’re taking a chance with their money advertising with it. Think of it this way though, if you spend $1,260 on a year’s worth of 1/6 page ads and sell multiple $1,500 - $3,000 or more animals throughout that year, is that a gamble or an investment? Are you still reading? Good. Because have I got a deal for you. Run any size ad in October or November Trails for the 12-time rate, our best price. (savings of up to $100). Use code SAVNOW. Contact Karen Price (contact info at top right) to take advantage of this offer. (Not valid in the September Directory issue). We look forward to hearing from you!

DEADLINE: September 2019 Issue:

July 25th ______________ Membership Directory

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Myra Basham Myra Basham Editor-in-Chief


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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

Registrations/Office Manager Rick Fritsche • Ext. 101 rick@tlbaa.org Membership/Registrations Dana Coomer • Ext. 102 dana@tlbaa.org Administrative Assistant/DNA Specialist Amelia Gritta • Ext. 100 amelia@tlbaa.org Special Events Pam Robison • Ext. 106 pam@tlbaa.org Accounting Theresa Jorgenson • Ext. 105 theresa@tlbaa.org Administrative Assistant/Receptionist Lisa Roberts • Ext. 100 lisa@tlbaa.org

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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

Michael Bennett 2159 Country Club RD • Lucas, TX 75002 (214) 383-7400 bennett@lucasfence.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 (210) 232-1818

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

Hicks Texas Longhorns Johnny & Missy Hicks 1518 E. Britol Rd. • Dowling, MI 49050 (269) 721-3473 hicksamericanbulldogs@yahoo.com www.michiganmafialonghorns.com/Hicks

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

Butler Longhorn Museum (281) 332-1393 info@butlerlonghornmuseum.com www.butlerlonghornmuseum.com

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

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

Butler Breeder’s Futurity James K. Turner (936) 689-1914 the5tcorp@yahoo.com www.butlerbreedersfuturity.com

Association News

Chairman’s Message Greetings, It’s hard to believe that it’s already July and the year is half gone. Most of us are still getting rain, some, maybe too much. Don’t forget to get your memberships renewed and take advantage of some of the advertisement options for your ranches to be listed in the upcoming Membership Directory Issue of the Trails. This is a great way to get your information out to all members, and be in front of everyone for the next two years. Please make sure all your information is correct and look at the options to advertise, and highlight your ranch in that issue. The TLBAA World Expo 2019 is in the books and was a great event. The results will be in the upcoming August issue. The Horn Showcase on October 3-5, 2019, is taking entries for the futurity, Bull Alley and measuring classes, due date deadline is August 16, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. You still have time to get your entries in for these and your support will be greatly appreciated in making the Horn Showcase happen. It is the largest measuring event in the country and a great way to showcase your animals. You can promote your herd sires, sell semen, compete in the futurity and enjoy the fun time. It should be a great weekend for all to enjoy, visit and catch up with old friends, and meet some new ones. Sponsorship packages are available and you can contact Pam Robinson at the office, or any of the committee members if you choose to support the event. I would like to remind all of you that there are two items that I would like for you, the members, to give feedback on – the DNA options and the Board reduction. They were discussed at the General Membership Meeting at the World Expo and if you have any questions, please contact the committee members and let them hear from you. These could come up for vote in January 2020 at the general membership meeting. We should have the database up and running in Horns for the new F1 Proposal and the F1 Heifer program that will be starting on August 1, 2019. The technicians that are designing and putting this in our systems are working hard to get it up and running by start date. Reminder that the TLBAA will be running a 30 day special for registering ANY animal, any age, for the entire month of July for $15.00. This will help members who ran unregistered Longhorn mommas on commercial bulls a chance to get them in the New F1 program, as well as cattle someone was going to let grow out and forgot about until it was too late and too costly to register them. Please look at the new rule changes that will be coming in to activation starting July 1, 2019 from the World Show Committee. They were in the June issue of Trails and on E-Trails, the weekly newsletter. Take a look at them and if you have any questions, please contact the World Show Committee members or the office. To my Longhorn family, Thank You,

Keith DuBose, Chairman of the Board Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America

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eather systems and patterns change year to year, decade to decade, and it seems that there are few places immune from an unseasonably hot day or two, even in traditionally cooler months. As we hit the middle of summer, most areas will have many days with temperatures and other atmospheric conditions that combine to subject your Longhorns to heat stress, even those acclimated to hot summers. Heat stress affects your herd at many levels and can occur at lower temperatures than you may realize. Just as there are variables that can create the proper conditions to put cattle at risk, there are things you can do to reduce the chance of the effects affecting your cattle’s health.

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Amanda Sears, reproduction specialist, has worked with many breeds of cattle, including Longhorns. While many Longhorns do well in hot climates, she cautions, “I don’t care what breed of cattle it is, hot is hot and effects everyone and everything. Cattle, no matter what the breed, can start experiencing heat stress at 80 degrees.” The most basic elements of dangerous heat conditions are temperature combined with humidity. As the humidity level rises, heat stress risks begin at lower thermometer temperatures. (See the heat index chart below.) Even if the heat index is below concerning levels, keep in mind that a lack of air movement or direct sun exposure can quickly elevate body temperatures into a danger zone even if the weather forecast seems to be degrees below the danger level. Even a cow’s own digestive process generates heat that adds to what the body must dissipate. Body condition, coat color, hair thickness can all cause cattle to show effects of heat stress before chart numbers are reached.

Heat stress occurs when an animal cannot dissipate heat in order to keep their internal temperature in a range that does not use energy to stay cool. You see energy being expended when respiration and heart rates rise and panting occurs. At the same time this is occurring, feed intake drops. Elevated body temperature can lead to poor reproductive and growth performance, health issues and even death. Very young and very old animals, as well as those with existing health issues, are more susceptible to heat stress.

SIGNS OF HEAT STRESS? Keep in mind that heat stress has many stages and the early signs are simply indicators that you may need to take measures to lower stress or body temperatures before things get worse. The early signs of stress are fairly benign normal activities such as seeking shade and consuming more water. The cattle may splash water more when drinking and all crowd the water at once if they are starting to overheat. As conditions worsen, they may bunch together, actually lessening their ability to cool down. Slobbering increases, respiratory rates increases and open mouth panting occurs. They will not lie down. If body temperature continues to increase their mouths stay open. Agitation increases. There may be loss of coordination and trembling and the final stage is when they lay down in an unresponsive state and start to die. Many unseen internal processes are disrupted, leading to increased likelihood of infection and disease and decreased reproductive abilities in both bulls and cows.


Source: The Noble Foundation

Another element adding to risk for cattle is duration of time that cattle have elevated body temperatures. Based on heat index numbers in the provided chart, cattle are in danger if: • The heat index is 75 or greater for a 72 hour period • The heat index during a 48 hour period is no lower than 79 during the day and no lower than 75 during the night • The daytime heat index reaches 84 or higher for two consecutive days

While you can’t do anything to control what atmospheric conditions are, you can take steps to practice good stewardship before and during dangerous heat conditions. According to Sears, the first step is nutrition. “If I could sit down with all Longhorn producers, I would evaluate their nutrition program (vital). There is such a thing as too fat, and minerals may be getting missed that they don’t even know about.” Overweight animals have a harder time cooling down, and proper supplementation can help offset imbalances when heat begins to affect the animal. Check with your vet for information on what supplementation may be necessary for your herd. Handling cattle can create stress even in perfect temperatures, so adding heat to the mix elevates stress levels even more. In a perfect world, one would not have to work cattle when the heat index is unfavorable. But if you must handle cattle during those times, try to do it early morning or early evening to avoid the worst conditions of the day. Have your working facilities set up to facilitate calm, easy handling and if possible in an area with shade and air movement if heat is an issue. – continued on pg. 18


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Feature– continued from pg. 15 Another common stress factor is that ever-present pest, the fly. As hot cattle bunch together in the shade, stress from flies increases. Take measures to get your fly population under control before hot weather hits. You don’t want already overheated cattle irritated by flies. Their efforts trying to get away from flies will just escalate rising body temperatures. Supplying water is an obvious need, but have you checked to see if your water system can handle a greatly increased water intake? Picture every animal in a pasture or pen trying to drink at the exact same time. If there is not enough room at your usual water source, add some additional capacity during hot months. Crowding not only increases injury risk, but dominant animals may prevent others from drinking. Make sure water pressure and supply lines are adequate to keep water flowing when demand is greatly increased. Above ground water lines should be shaded from the sun and temperatures in trough should be checked to ensure the water is cool enough to be an effective coolant. Feeding times should be shifted to late afternoon. If twice a day feeding is required, feed a smaller amount in the morning and the larger portion in the afternoon. The process of digestion in cattle generates heat, which reaches it’s highest point several hours after the feed is consumed. Harder to digest foods will generate more heat for longer periods of time. When considering feed options, don’t think in terms of energy, but in terms of how much the product contributes to the “heat of fermentation” during digestion. For instance, corn actually produces less heat for cattle than hay does. Protein levels should be considered as well. Excessive protein intake means nitrogen must be detoxified and passed out through urine. It’s a process that require great energy to accomplish. If the heat risk is severe you may even limited feeding during a right after periods of heat stress as suddenly increasing feed intake can dangerously raise internal body heat even after the environmental temperatures have lowered. Free choice salt and minerals should be available to replace sodium, potassium and magnesium that will be lost due to increased urination following the increase in water consumption. Rotational grazing systems may need to shift their routine to allow cattle to feed in pastures with shade on days with a high heat index. More frequent rotation to keep cattle on taller grass may help, as it is a cooler surface to be on as opposed to pasture grazed short. Timing rotation so the digestive heat from the intensive grazing has a chance to dissipate before the next day’s heat hits can help avoid critical body temps building up without respite. 18 | July 2019

HOT WEATHER AND BREEDING Sears recommends avoiding late June, July and August breeding if possible due to lower conception rates. “I feel that some think that their cattle can’t calve in March April because it’s too cold,” she explains. “No matter the breed, cattle are very resilient. As long as people are good stewards and have a place for momma and baby to get out of the elements with good dry bedding calving earlier would be fine. I think more breeders would be happy with their conception rates in April May, but that would mean they are calving in January and most will think that’s a crazy month to calve in.” Those with bulls on their herd year round may notice the herd has a greater number of calves hitting the ground early in the year as cooler weather increases likelihood of breeding success. Many Longhorn breeders turn to artificial insemination (AI) and embryo transfer (ET) and that can become challenging as temperatures rise. In addition to making sure cattle are healthy and in a good nutrition program, Sears encourages breeders to check all heifers being kept back for any breeding program for breeding soundness. “Yes, at 15-16 months you can check that heifer for reproductive soundness and that is genetic. If a cow is hard to get bred always comes back into heat late after calving or does not rebreed with a bull, that is a big red flag and needs to be addressed.” When doing AI and ET work, Sears often does the work very early in the morning to beat the heat. “If you must breed during the hot months make sure you are set up to do so and that you are working with someone that knows how to properly handle the cattle and knows the signs of heat stress in cattle.” Consider, removing windbreaks in summer. Creating dirt mound in a pen allows cattle to seek new elevation and potential wind movement not felt at ground level. Air movement is vital to evaporating cooling. Try to set up pastures and pens to allow access to shade. Natural shade is more beneficial, but artificial shade can be constructed as well, with 30 to 40 square feet per animal recommended. Barns and other structures can offer shade, either on the sides or inside. Just be certain in cattle can get in a shed or barn that there is not overcrowding and their is ample room for airflow. Longhorns are hardy, but never lose sight of the fact that they are no longer fending for themselves on open range. They are often confined in relatively small areas and require planning to ensure they have what they need to successfully beat the heat this summer. Heat Stress and Beef Cattle, Stephen Boyles, OSU Extension Beef Specialist Dealing With Heat Stress in Beef Cattle Operations, C.R. Dahlen, Beef Cattle Specialist, C.L. Stoltenow, Veterinarian, North Dakota State university Extension Heat Stress In Beef Cattle, Dr. Grant Dewell, ISU Beef Extension Veterinarian



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Calf Scours 101: Basics of Calf Diarrhea for the Beef Cattle Producer Photo courtesy of Phil Norwood

WHAT IS SCOURS, AND WHAT CAUSES IT? Scours is a term for diarrhea; another term that may be applied to this disease is “enteritis,” which means inflammation of the intestinal tract. While cattle of any age can develop diarrhea, most cases of calf scours occur under one month of age, with the majority occurring between roughly 3 and 16 days of life. There are a variety of causes of scours in baby calves. Most of these are infectious agents. • Viruses: Examples include rotavirus and coronavirus, bovine virus diarrhea (BVD)? • Parasites such as Cryptosporidium and coccidia • Bacteria: Certain strains of Escherichia coli, Salmonella, and Clostridium perfringens Scours is often caused by more than one of these infectious agents acting together. Overcrowding is a major contributing factor to calf scours. Overcrowding causes the number of these infectious agents in the environment to increase dramatically. • Certain dietary items may result in diarrhea. These include excess milk production by the dam (the calf ingests more than it can digest), ingestion of foreign objects such as dirt and sand, and from people feeding things that baby calves can’t digest, such as molasses or table sugar (sucrose). HOW DO SCOURS HARM THE CALF? The primary harm from scours is loss of water and electrolytes (body salts) in the diarrhea. This loss of water and salts creates dehydration and alteration of the acid-base balance of the bodily fluids. Inflammation of the intestinal lining impairs the calf’s ability to digest nutrients, creating weight loss and the potential for hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). If untreated, these changes can be severe enough to result in death. In ad20 | July 2019

dition, certain bacteria (certain strains of Salmonella and Clostridium perfringens) can release toxins that cause harm to multiple vital organs in the calf. HOW DO BABY CALVES BECOME INFECTED WITH THE INFECTIOUS AGENTS THAT CAUSE SCOURS? Research has shown that a substantial proportion of normal, healthy-appearing adult cattle can shed many of the infectious agents that cause calf scours; the agents are mostly shed in fecal matter. This shedding is particularly common for rotavirus, coronavirus, and Cryptosporidium. In a landmark study, shedding of these two viruses in the normal-appearing feces of healthy, pregnant beef cows was found to increase as the pregnant cows approached the calving date. Shedding was heaviest by heifers, and shedding tended to increase after cold weather. Further, healthy older calves can become infected with these agents, remain otherwise healthy, and shed large numbers of these agents into the environment, thereby contributing to accumulation of these agents in high enough numbers on a ranch that a calf scours outbreak ensues. IF SOME OF THESE INFECTIOUS AGENTS ARE COMMONLY SHED BY HEALTHY COWS, WHY IS IT THAT SCOURS OUTBREAKS CAN OCCUR ON ONE RANCH BUT NOT ANOTHER, AND VARY IN OCCURRENCE FROM YEAR TO YEAR ON THE SAME RANCH? This variability in the rate of occurrence of scours from ranch to ranch and year to year likely reflects the fact that the rate of occurrence is influenced by many different factors, including: • Genetic makeup of the herd. This is always tough to quantify and verify, but certain breeds and lines appear to have “heartier” newborns than others. • Nutritional status of the cow herd: Protein, en-


Colorado State University Extension ergy, and micronutrient (mineral and vitamin) malnutrition during the latter half of gestation can have significant impact on calf health. • Age of the cow herd. Calves born to heifers are at significantly higher risk of developing scours than are calves born to cows. • Stocking rate: Essentially, this is the number of cattle per unit area on the ranch. Scours risk increases with higher stocking rates. • Duration of time on a pasture: In general, the longer that cattle are kept on a pasture, the more fecal contamination of the ground will occur. This translates to more scours agents being present on that pasture to infect the baby calves. • Weather: Cold, wet, windy weather will cause cattle to congregate together in wind breaks and other sheltered areas. As the amount of fecal contamination increases in these areas, so will the amount of scours agents. Wet conditions favor survival of these agents in the environment. Remember, when the cows lay down, whatever is on the ground is going to contact their udder – and therefore be taken in by the calf when it nurses. Cold weather also increases the rate of shedding of certain agents by the cows. • Immunization status of the cow herd: This influences the availability of antibodies in the colostrum (first milk) that may help protect the calf against certain scours-causing agents. • The number of calves that become affected with scours. Once infected, calves can produce millions, even billions, of these infectious agents each day. This can cause the number of affected calves on a ranch to increase at a rapid rate. • The infectious agents involved, and the various strains that may exist for a given agent, can vary over time and between ranches. Therefore, because so many factors can coalesce to influence the rate of occurrence of scours, there can be tremendous variation in the rate of occurrence of scours from one ranch to the next and from one year to the next. WHAT ARE THE COMMON SIGNS OF SCOURS? • Watery stools that may be brown, green, yellow, or grey in color. Occasionally, flecks of blood and mucus may be evident in the stools. Rust colored or very bloody stools are often associated with infection with Salmonella, coccidia, or Clostridium perfringens. • The calves are often weak and depressed, and may lose their desire to nurse. • The calves develop a sunken-eyed appearance as a result of dehydration. The bony prominences of their hips, shoulders, and ribs may become more apparent as the calves dehydrate and burn their body fat supplies. • The calves may stagger or sway as they walk; this often reflects weakness, low blood sugar concen-

trations, and/or alteration of the acid-base balance of their bodily fluids. • The calves may become too weak to stand. Death typically occurs within a day if treatment is not initiated. • Depending on the cause(s) and the severity of the infection, a case of scours in a calf can last 1-2 days or as long as 2 weeks. HOW CAN SCOURS BE TREATED? • It is important to note that some infectious agents that make calves ill can also make people sick. People working with scouring calves should wash their hands before and after handling calves, their feed, or their bedding. Ideally, people working with these calves should wear waterproof outer boots that can be cleaned with soap and water and disinfected with Lysol® after use. People working with scouring calves should wear coveralls or a dedicated set of working clothes and change these before handling other calves or returning to the ranch office or house. People with immune system disorders, pregnant women, and very old or very young individuals should not come into contact with scouring calves, their bedding, feeding utensils, or the clothing of individuals who have handled these calves. It is important to feed and perform daily chores for the healthy animlas before treating the sick calves with scours. Ideally, the person treating the sick calves should not work the healthy calves, • Whenever possible, scouring calves and their dams should be isolated from healthy calves and from pregnant cows. • The highest priority in treating scours is to give back to the calf the water and electrolytes that it has lost in scours – this is called fluid therapy. This corrects dehydration, restores the normal acid-base balance, and replaces salts in the calf’s bodily fluids. There are two primary methods for providing water and electrolytes: 1) By oral administration. This option is most appropriate for scouring calves that are still able to stand and who are alert enough to follow their dams and move away when approached. Since most beef calves will not accept being fed by a bottle, water and electrolytes are most often delivered by an esophageal feeder. Learn how to properly use an esophageal feeder. Electrolyte powders that have been prepared by veterinary pharmaceutical manufacturers are carefully balanced to provide the correct proportions of salts relative to water for optimal benefit to the calf; these are recommended over home-prepared recipes. Many different products exist, but in general, the most effective products contain salts, dextrose (to improve blood sugar con-


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Health are purified and carefully balanced with the appropriate balance of salts and dextrose (for blood sugar). Occasionally, these fluids are administered under the calf’s skin. The volume to be given depends on the calf’s size and the severity of the scours. • Nutritional and thermal support: A calf with severe scours may not want to nurse much in the first day or two of the illness. Most calves will regain their appetite with appropriate fluid therapy, as described above. However, since scours can last several days, baby calves who fail to nurse or be fed milk for that duration Having a clean, dry designated calving area can help prevent those most susceptible, of time are at risk of starvation. newborns, from coming into contact with bacteria likely to cause scours. Consult with your veterinarian Photo courtesy of Rebecca Moeller to develop a feeding regimen for scouring calves. Thermal support implies providing deep bedding, shelter centration in the calf), and either bicarbonate from wind, rain, and snow, and even blankets or acetate to restore acid-base balance. Confor the scouring calf, so that it does not experisult with your veterinarian to find an approence excessive cold stress on top of its existing priate product, and a target volume to admindisease. ister for the average baby calf on your ranch. • Intestinal protectants, such as Kaopectate® or ALWAYS prepare these electrolyte soluPepto-Bismol®, may provide some level of relief tions by adding the recommended amount from nausea, as in people. Similarly, calves with of powder to the recommended amount of fever or signs of abdominal discomfort may clean water as directed on the product label. benefit from non-steroidal anti-inflammatory Adding more or less powder than what is predrugs; however, many of these have side effects, scribed can cause additional health problems and it is important that you discuss drug selecfor the calf. Mixing electrolytes with milk or tion and dosage with your veterinarian. solutions other than clean water is not rec• Some veterinarians advocate administration of ommended. live, helpful bacterial cultures called “probiotics.” Depending on the size of the calf and the These can range from commercially-prepared severity of the scours, 2 to 8 quarts (roughly cultures to plain yogurt. equal to 2-8 liters) of electrolytes may need to • On the other hand, antibiotics may be used to be administered each day. Typically, the total treat scours caused by certain agents, or to treat volume of fluid is divided into two or more or prevent the development of superimposed feedings per day. As a rough rule, most avinfections, such as bacterial pneumonia, in the erage-sized beef calves will require approxiscouring calf. Consult with your veterinarian to mately 4 quarts (~ 4 liters) of oral fluids per determine the criteria that he or she feels should day until the scours resolves. be applied when considering antibiotic admin2) By intravenous administration. This route of istration for scouring calves. There is not a unifluid administration is typically reserved for form, one-fits-all policy for this topic. those calves that are too weak to stand or too lethargic to follow the dam or avoid beHOW CAN CALF SCOURS BE PREVENTED? ing caught. The fluids are typically adminisBecause many of the infectious agents that tered through a catheter placed in the jugular cause calf scours are shed by healthy cows and vein. Although some experienced lay personcalves, it is not considered practical to expect to nel can place a catheter in a scouring calf’s prevent scours from ever occurring on a ranch. vein, this is most often performed by a vetRather, a target should be to have no more than erinarian or veterinary technician. The fluids 2-3% of calves born each year develop scours. that are used for intravenous administration • Maintain a clean calving area. Do not calve on 22 | July 2019


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Health – continued from pg. 22 pastures where cows have been kept in large numbers for long periods of time. • Segregate calves by age to prevent passage of infectious agents from apparently healthy, older calves to newborns These two principles are combined in the Sandhills Calving System, developed by veterinarians at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The land on a ranch is divided into multiple pastures through the use of natural barriers and fence. Cows are turned into the first pasture (Pasture 1) when the first calf is born.. Calving continues over a two-week period in Pasture 1. At the end of that two-week period, cows that have not yet calved are moved to Pasture 2, and the cow -calf pairs are left in Pasture 1. After one week of calving in pasture 2, cow-calf pairs born in pasture 2 remain there, and the cows that have not calved are moved to Pasture 3. Each week thereafter, cows that have not yet calved are moved to a new pasture and pairs remain in the pasture in which they were born. This keeps the cows and calves distributed over multiple pastures on the ranch, thereby limiting accumulation of infectious agents in the environment. It also keeps the ages of calves in each pasture roughly similar, which prevents the problem of older calves passing infectious agents to younger calves.

Colostrum right after birth is critical. If a calf cannot nurse, find alternatives to get colostrum in them as quickly as possible. Photo courtesy of George Williams

Additional preventive principles include: • Ensure that all newborn calves receive colostrum. If the delivery was difficult, the dam may be tired or painful, and the calf may be weakened as well; this may result in a failure of the calf to nurse colostrum. In such cases, it is prudent to milk the colostrum from the dam and feed it to the calf via an esophageal feeder. How much colostrum should a calf receive? The calf must nurse or be given 2 quarts of colostrum during the first 2-4 hours after being born, with 24 | July 2019

a repeat feeding of the same volume given 4-6 hours later. It is often a good plan to obtain fresh colostrums from a local dairy and freeze it for occasions when the dam does not have colostrum for its calf. Colostrum from dairy cows is usually more dilute than that taken from beef cows, so the aforementioned volumes should be increased by roughly 50% to compensate. • Use pregnancy examinations to sort cows into early and late-calving groups. Cows that are due to calve late in the year can be kept on land other than that used for calving, and moved to the calving pasture as they approach their due date. • If you keep your heifers in a separate area to monitor them for calving problems, make sure to 1) use as large of an area as possible, to limit contamination of the udder with manure, and 2) once born, the calves and their dams need to be removed from this area ASAP! • Maintain adequate protein, energy, and micronutrient nutrition during gestation. Having your veterinarian or livestock extension specialist rate the body condition score of your pregnant cows and heifers halfway through the gestation period can help detect and correct thin body condition, which often reflects inadequate nutrition, heavy internal parasite burdens, or both. • When possible, slope or drain pastures or corrals to minimize accumulation of moisture. • When possible, rotate feeding and bedding sites in the calving pasture to prevent accumulation of manure in these areas. If rotation of these sites is not possible, drag the pastures to promote dispersion and drying of manure. Remove soiled bedding from sheltered areas on a regular basis, and replace with clean bedding. Calf shelters that are heavily soiled with manure can be a major source of infection. • When possible, isolate scouring calves and their dams from the remainder of the herd. This may not be practical when a rotational calving area program such as the Sandhills calving system is used; however, for smaller herds with less land, this principle is important, as a single scouring calf can shed enough pathogens to threaten many other calves. • Immunizing the cow herd against scours-causing pathogens may aid in augmenting the calf’s immunity to these agents. The antibodies generated by these vaccines are passed to the calf in colostrum. It is important to note that vaccination alone is unlikely to prevent calf scours. Have your veterinarian develop an annual vaccination program for the cow herd. Optimal prevention of calf scours requires integration of sound genetic selection, pasture management, nutrition, immunization, and basic husbandry practices.



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By Molly Clubb & Holly Williams

Turn Up the Heat on Your Social Media Campaigns: Creating Successful Social Media Ads Organic posts just not getting your Instagram enough likes? Want to really push your Twitter account in conjunction with your new website launch? Maybe you need to push Longhorn beef sales on Facebook before the end of the month. Social media marketing can generate a lot of heat for your business, when it’s done correctly, but social media advertising can start a fire! Let us walk you through the basics of Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter social advertising and help get you started adding some heat to your social media campaigns.

WHY SHOULD YOU BOOST A SOCIAL MEDIA POST Paying for ads on social media, or “boosting a post”, can be very effective if you’ve done your research and understand how to make the most of your budget. You can generate concrete leads or create brand awareness. When boosting posts you can use videos or graphics customized to your target audience all via the social media platforms you’re already using. The most effective social media platforms for the Longhorn industry to post ads on are Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Luckily, since Facebook acquired Instagram, those ads can both be set up in one place, on Facebook’s Business Manager. Twitter ads are created and run on Twitter Ads. While every post should not be boosted, paying to boost a post or for an ad is great for special items such as: • High dollar consignments • Attracting new fans to your page/Building your brand • Big Announcements (record TTT’s, new herd sires, big sales or purchases, new partners, etc.) • High quality photos that are visually pleasing to all, not just Longhorn breeders and will result in building your brand • Hosting a sale, social or meeting • Humor or free information that also translate into brand recognition

TYPES OF PAID ADS You have the option to get creative with the way your ad looks and how people see it. You can post your ad as a single image, create a carousel with multiple images, or post it as a video. You can also change what the ad says based on its placement on a phone or on a desktop, as well as choose your call to action and where the ad will redirect the consumer to. You also have the option to choose a specific campaign objectives per ad. Basically, you decide whether the goal of running 28 | July 2019

When you see the word “sponsored” on a Facebook post, then it is a paid ad and you were part of the target audience.

your ad is to create brand awareness, further your social reach, lead generation, or to get more traffic to your website, more page likes, event responses, messages, and even more options. Play around with the platform’s ad manager. Each allows you to do so before ever committing to posting the ad or paying for it. See what your ad could look like and consider your goals. Think of other ads you see throughout your day and those you click on and why.

DESIGNING YOUR AD You can do all the work of setting up your ad for success, but if your graphic has too much text, or your picture isn’t high-quality and isn’t conveying the right message, your ad won’t get the job done. In fact, the platform might not even let you publish the ad if your design doesn’t match their criteria. Not all of us are graphic designers, but if you want your ad to be more than just a pretty picture there are tools online that can help the tech-unsavvy easily create graphics. One useful free online tool is called Canva. You can create an account on their website or even download the app to your phone and use their templates to create graphics for your paid ad.


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Marketing– continued from pg. 28 HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR AUDIENCE When choosing your audience, you need to already know the target audience for your business. A few questions to ask yourself when determining this might be, where are my potential customers located? What are my potential customers interested in? How old are my potential customers? Already having an outline of your target audience will make this part of publishing your ad much easier and more effective. Your audience will change based on your objective for the ad as well. If you’re aiming to get a ton of likes, maybe you want to leave your audience broader with higher earning po-

tential. But if you’re trying to locally sell a product, like beef, you want to create a niche, local audience within distance for delivery or pickup, for your ad.

HOW TO DECIDE ON AN AD BUDGET For Twitter, you can choose to automatically promote what you’re already tweeting with no extra effort using their new ‘Promote Mode’ option. Basically, you subscribe for a monthly fee to have your regularly published tweets promoted to reach more people. If you want to choose your ad criteria and get more in depth with what your ad looks like, you can choose your budget and customize your ad set. When picking a budget for both Twitter Ads and Facebook Business Manager, you can choose however much or little you want to spend. You can also set a total budget to be used up during the span of your post or set a daily budget that will continue to run every day until you tell it to stop. The magic questions everyone always asks is, “How much should I spend?” Truthfully, you have to test out the waters to really know what you can get for your money. You could spend $50 and get a ROI of 500 likes. However, if you spend $500, you could get a return of 5,000 likes. It depends on your end goal and how much you’re willing to budget for social spending.

HOW TO TRACK YOUR RETURN ON INVESTMENT Tracking the return of your investment depends on how you set the ad up before even running it. If your goal is to get more likes on Facebook or to gain a following on Twitter, those are easily measured through Facebook Business’ and Twitter Ads’ insight tools. At the end of your ad’s run time, you will see the metrics of how many paid vs. organic results you received while your ad was running. If you chose something less concrete such as brand awareness or lead generation, these are harder for you to put an actual number or price on your ROI. Other campaign measurements include conversions to your website. These results have to be set up in the ad creation stages and take a little more insight into the plat30 | July 2019


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Marketing– continued from pg. 30 forms and usually require installing code on your website as well.

KEEPING THE HEAT ON Running your ad is the easy part. In order to really get the most out of your money, you have to be actively keeping up with your social media and following up with the potential leads directed your way from your paid efforts. If you get 1,000 follows from an ad, it won’t help your business at all if you’re not providing those new followers with quality content and information about your business. If you generate a ton of leads through a sign-up form, none of those leads will matter if you don’t put in the work to reach out to them. When creating ads, there is a lot of detail and criteria that we didn’t even begin to dive into in this article. The best way to make the most of your money is to do your research or get the help of a professional who understands how to get the best ROI for your business based on your goals. There are also lots of on-line articles and classes to help you learn the ins and outs of social media advertising. Molly Clubb is the founder of Hired Hand Software where Holly Williams is a Social Media Specialist. You can see their work and learn more at www.HiredHandSoftware.com

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2019 Bull & Embryo Alley Friday October 4th • Lawton, OK

1. Each Bull/Cow receives spotlighted arena time. 2. All bulls must be TLBAA AI Certified to enter. 3. All cows must be TLBAA Registered. 4. Each owner may bring tank with semen or have semen sent to Champion Genetics. Must have 100 straws minimum available. 5. If less than 100 straws available, seller assumes responsibility for shipping costs. 6. All Living Bulls/Cows must be present at the HSC. 7. Bulls and Cows will be measured onsite. 8. No minimum straw purchases allowed. 9. Send photo to salesandevents@tlbaa.org.

Exhibitor Name: ___________________________________________ Email: _____________________________________________ Exhibitor Phone: ___________________________________________ Exhibitor TLBAA NO: ____________________________ Animal Name: __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Animal Date of Birth: __________ Animal’s TLBAA NO: ____________ AI Certification NO: ___________________________ q Bull/Embryo Alley $250 - Includes one measurent, indicate below. Additional measurement $100 each. q Tip-To-Tip

q Total Horn

q Twisty

q Composite (Additional $200)

q 20’X10’ additional $100 (limited number available) Normal Price of Semen/Embryo _____________________ Horn Showcase Price of Semen/Embryo ______________________ Honors & Awards _______________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Notable Offspring ______________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Measurement History _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Song Clip of Choice for Entrance (25 seconds): _____________________________________________________________________ If not marked, song will be selected for you. Total Payment $______ FORM OF PAYMENT:





Credit Card # ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ NAME ON CARD _______________________________ VISA MASTERCARD DISCOVER

Exp. Date ______ CID # ______

ENTRY DEADLINE: AUGUST 16, 5PM WITH PAYMENT IN FULL CONTACT MATT BACA • mattbaca32@gmail.com • (719) 406-2513 TLBAA • PO Box 4430 Fort Worth, TX 76164 • salesandevents@tlbaa.org • (817) 625-6241 • (817) 625-1388 Fax

Terms: Champion Genetics will be onsite for semen transfers, shipping and handling at buyers expense. Awards will be presented at the event. Winners not in attendance will be responsible for actual award shipping cost.


Saturday, October 5

Cattle Check In 9:00 am - 9:00 p.m.

Futurity 8:00 am - 2:00 pm Breakfast 8:00 am Seminar 10:30 am Cocktails/Banquet, Fairgrounds Annex 5:00 pm Bred & Owned Sale 7:00 pm

Friday, October 4 Measuring Classes 7:00 am Breakfast 8:00 am Seminar 10:30 am Seminar 1 pm Bull Alley Reception 6:00 pm Bull Alley 6:30 pm

Sunday, October 4 All Cattle Must Be Removed By 2:00 pm


• Awarded to the owner who has the most animals entered and officially measured for the Horn Showcase. • There will be one point awarded for each animal entered in a measuring class. • Animals can be measured in Lawton or at satellite locations. • Animals must be listed with the same ownership name. Ownerships listed in a single name or two names associated with a ranch name will be considered as the same ownership. • Partnerships will be considered a separate ownership. • In the event of a tie, all winning owners will be declared as winners and receive award. Examples: John Smith, Ann Smith, John & Ann Smith, or Smith Longhorns will all be considered as the same ownership. (John or Ann) Smith/Brown Partnership will be considered a separate ownership.

• Get of Sire and Produce of Dam will each offer a Junior Division and a Senior Division. • Each Division is based on the age of the offspring of the animal entered. The Junior Division consists of offspring between the ages of two and five years of age. The Senior Division consists of offspring six years and older. • Sires must have three offspring in any (Jr. or Sr.) Division to compete in that Division. All offspring must be measured in TTT, TH & Composite. • Dams must have two offspring in any (Jr. or Sr.) Division to compete in that Division. All offspring must be measured in TTT, TH & Composite. • Both living and deceased bulls and cows can be entered since entries are based on measurements of offspring. • Scoring for each animal will be computed by adding the values of TTT, TH and Composite of all three offspring for a bull or both offspring for a cow. The bull or cow with the highest value of the total added measurements amongst offspring will be the winner. • Animals do not need to be present to compete in this class – can be measured at a satellite or in Lawton. • Only breeding animals (Bulls or Cows) can compete as offspring. • Offspring may be produced by natural breeding, artificial insemination or embryo transfer.


• One bull and one female will be chosen based on popular vote. • Animals must be present in Lawton to be eligible. • Ballots will be available at the TLBAA desk during the event for voting.

This innovative award showcases our most elite animals that possess the total package we all strive for. To achieve the Superior Award, animals are required to compete in the horn measurement contest, as well as be judged on conformation in the Horn Showcase Futurity. • To win the Superior Award, you must receive the smallest number in the points system. 1st is granted 1 point. 2nd granted 2 points, and so on. This will be the same for the Futurity as well as horn measurement. • In the Futurity, you must place in the top three in your class to be eligible to compete for the Superior Award, as well as placing in the top 3 in any measurement class (Tip to Tip, Total Horn, or Twist for females) or (Tip to Tip or Total Horn for bulls) to be eligible. • Example of how Superior animal is awarded: Animal with the lowest number of points wins “Superior.” If there is a tie for Superior, then both animals will be awarded.




The TLBAA HSC Futurity is set up by age divisions to allow breeders the opportunity to exhibit the total package animals that represent their breeding operation. • There is a 75% cash payout based on the class size. Payout will go to the top 20% of the class. • Animals must be entered in at least one horn measurement contest. • Animals will enter the ring based on age. Youngest to oldest. When the animal being exhibited walks into the ring, the 5 judge panel will be given the animals DOB, and a horn measurement taken from the previous day. It will be a TTT, TH, Twist for the females, and a TTT, or TH for the males in the contest. • With the 5 judge panel, the high score and the low score will be thrown out and the remaining three judges will be added together for the final score. In the event of a tie there will be a tie breaker judge selected in advance. That judge’s score will be the tie breaker in the event of a tie. • Animals must measure in at least one measurement class to participate in Futurity as well as be eligible for a Superior Award.

For More Information/Contact

• Bulls must be TLBAA A.I. certified and have an A.I. certified number to sell semen and participate in most straws sold. • Bulls that are living must be present in Lawton, OK; deceased bulls may be entered for semen sales only. (Deceased bulls may have their offspring on site to represent them) • Each owner should bring a semen tank with semen for sale or have semen sent to Champion Genetics. Must have 100 straws minimum available. If less than 100 straws available, seller must pay shipping to buyer. • No minimum straw purchases allowed. • Bulls must be entered in a measurement class. • Syndicated A.I. Sires may participate.


• Donors or their offspring must be present. • Embryos do not have to be present. • Owners can sell frozen embryos or embryo pregnancies. • Animals will be highlighted in the same manner as Bull Alley

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Class 1 Females October 2018 (TTT only) Class 2 Females September 2018 (TTT only) Class 3 Females August 2018 (TTT only) Class 4 Females July 2018 (TTT only) Class 5 Females June 2018 (TTT only) Class 6 Females May 2018 (TTT only) Class 7 Females April 2018 Class 8 Females March 2018 Class 9 Females February 2018 Class 10 Females January 2018 Class 11 Females December 2017 Class 12 Females November 2017 Class 13 Females September-October 2017 Class 14 Females July-August 2017 Class 15 Females May-June 2017 Class 16 Females March-April 2017 Class 17 Females January-February 2017 Class 18 Females October-December 2016 Class 19 Females July-September 2016 Class 20 Females April-June 2016 Class 21 Females January-March 2016 Class 22 Females September-December 2015 Class 23 Females May-August 2015 Class 24 Females January-April 2015 Class 25 Females July-December 2014 Class 26 Females January-June 2014 Class 27 Females 2013 Class 28 Females 2012-2011 Class 29 Females 2010-2008 Class 30 Females 2007-2004 Class 31 Females 2003 and older

Class 32 Bulls October 2018 (TTT only) Class 33 Bulls September 2018 (TTT only) Class 34 Bulls August 2018 (TTT only) Class 35 Bulls July 2018 (TTT only) Class 36 Bulls June 2018 (TTT only) Class 37 Bulls May 2018 (TTT only) Class 38 Bulls April 2018 Class 39 Bulls March 2018 Class 40 Bulls February 2018 Class 41 Bulls January 2018 Class 42 Bulls December 2017 Class 43 Bulls November 2017 Class 44 Bulls September-October 2017 Class 45 Bulls July-August 2017 Class 46 Bulls May-June 2017 Class 47 Bulls March-April 2017 Class 48 Bulls January-February 2017 Class 49 Bulls October-December 2016 Class 50 Bulls July-September 2016 Class 51 Bulls April-June 2016 Class 52 Bulls January-March 2016 Class 53 Bulls July-December 2015 Class 54 Bulls January-June 2015 Class 55 Bulls 2014 Class 56 Bulls 2013-2012 Class 57 Bulls 2011-2009 Class 58 Bulls 2008 and older

Class 62 Steers Oct. 2017-Jan. 2015 Class 63 Steers 2014-2012 Class 64 Steers 2011 and older

TWISTY Class 59 Females Twisty Horn Oct. 2017-Jan. 2015 Class 60 Females Twisty Horn 2014-2012 Class 61 Females Twisty Horn 2011 and older

FUTURITY CLASSES FEMALES Class 1 September - October 2018 Class 2 July - August 2018 Class 3 May - June 2018  Class 4 March - April 2018 Class 5 January - February 2018  Class 6 September - December 2017 Class 7 May - August 2017 Class 8 January - April 2017 Class 9 Born 2016 - 2015 Class 10 Born 2014 & Before

BULLS Class 1 September - October 2018 Class 2 July - August 2018 Class 3 May - June 2018  Class 4 March - April 2018 Class 5 January - February 2018  Class 6 September - December 2017 Class 7 May - August 2017 Class 8 January - April 2017

Visit tlbaa.org for Fillable Entry Forms, Due August 16 For More Information/Contact 817-625-6241 • salesandevents@tlbaa.org • www.TLBAA.org There is still time to become a satellite measuring location. Please contact pam@tlbaa.org if you are interested.

2019 Horn SHowcase Sattelite Locations Montgomery, AL: Neal Maraman/Terry King Sanger, CA: Warren Dorathy, Caballo Bravo Longhorns 9/28/19 Yoder, CO: Russell Freeman 9/28/19, 2:00 pm - followed by 10th Annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Party @ 6 pm - Everyone Welcome Greenleaf, KS: Joe Sedlacek, Lazy J Longhorns 9/29/19, 1:00 pm Longhorn chili and drinks Pittsburg, KS: Todd McKnight, Cedarview Ranch Saint John, KS: Patrick Gleason, Big Valley Longhorns Big Timber, MT: Dave Hodges Killdeer, ND: Chad Smith, Smith Longhorns Barnesville, OH: Darol Dickinson, Dickinson Cattle Co. 9/28/19, 2:00 pm - Customer Appreciation Day all day Overbrook, OK: Bob & Pam Loomis Dundee, OR: Scott Picker, A&S Land and Cattle Rapid City, SD: Gordon Howie 9/28/19, 10:00 am - followed by lunch

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Telford, TN: Todd Hensley, Flying H Cattle Company Fayetteville, TX: Richard Filip, Bentwood Ranch Lufkin, TX: Brent & Cindy Bolen, Bolen Longhorn Ranch Somerville, TX: Darlene Aldridge, Star Creek Ranch Taft, TX: Chris Clark, Circle Double C Ranch Kingsville, TX: Felix Serna, El Coyote Ranch Llano, TX: John Marshall, Blue Ridge Ranch Taylor, TX: Keith Hagler, Hagler Ranch Whitewright, TX: Rhonda Poe Rosebud, TX: Jay Mullinax, Brazos Rose Ranch 9/28/19, Lunch and ranch tours Sugar Land, TX: Todd Taylor, Taylor Cattle Company Saint George, UT: Doug Hunt Falling Waters, WV: Justin Henry, Double H Ranch


HSC ENTRY FORM Exhibitor Name: _____________________________________________ Exhibitor Member No. ________________________________________ Exhibitor Phone No. __________________________________________ Exhibitor E-mail Address: _____________________________________

OCTOBER 3-5, 2019

Animal TLBAA No. ___________________________________________


Animal Name: _______________________________________________




Animal Date of Birth: ________________________________________ Measuring Class Entered ________________ q $100 Tip-to-Tip q $100 Total Horn q $300 Composite (TTT & TH Included) Twisty Horn Class Entered ________________ q $100 Twisty Horn (Measuring along horn lines wrapping around horn) q Animal will be in Lawton, OK - 10’X10’ Stall included

q 20’X10’ Stall $100 (limited number available)

SATELLITE LOCATION __________________________________________________________________________________ q $225 Futurity - Class Entered __________________ Class winners have the option to sell with no consignment fee during the Bred & Owned Sale *Animal must be in Lawton, OK. Includes ONE measuring class. Please mark measuring class above.


GET OF SIRE OR PRODUCE OF DAM - Recognizing genetic production through verified measuring data of offspring. Breeding offspring only, steers not eligible. Offspring must be entered on separate entry forms for the required measuring classes. Competing sires and dams do not have to measured. q $100 Senior Division Get of Sire 6yrs+ q $100 Senior Division Produce of Dam 6yrs+

q $100 Junior Division Get of Sire 2-5yrs q $100 Junior Division Produce of Dam 2-5yrs

ELIGIBLE OFFSPRING MUST BE MEASURED 3 WAYS - TTT, TH, COMP. TWO ANIMALS FOR DAMS, THREE FOR BULLS 1. _____________________________________________________________ Animal’s TLBAA NO. _______________________________ 2. _____________________________________________________________ Animal’s TLBAA NO. _______________________________ 3. _____________________________________________________________ Animal’s TLBAA NO. _______________________________

TOTAL $__________________





CC# ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ NAME ON CARD _______________________________________ VISA MASTERCARD DISCOVER EXP. _______ CID # _______

ENTRY DEADLINE AUGUST 16, 5PM WITH PAYMENT DUE IN FULL - SALESANDEVENTS@TLBAA.ORG CONTACT HSC Chairman Matt Baca P (719) 406-2513 • mattbaca32@gmail.com TLBAA • PO Box 4430 Fort Worth, TX 76164 • www.tlbaa.org • P (817) 625-6421 • F (817) 625-1388 TERMS: Awards will be presented at the event, winners not in attendance are responsible for actual award shipping cost. Photos are required for winners gallery in Trails Magazine, send to salesandevents@tlbaa.org. No refunds after entry deadline.


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Sale Results

2019 NEBRASKA TEXAS LONGHORN ASSOCIATION SALE RESULTS May 18, 2019 • Beatrice, NE Auctioneer - Bill Sayre • Sale Host - NTLA Results Furnished by the NTLA Photos by Hired Hand Software

90 Lots Sold Sale Average: $511.16



HIGH SELLING LOT: LOT 7 - FIREFLY ST (Black Hawk x Sweet Water ST 52)



Consignor: Sherwood Cattle Co, Albany, MO Buyer: Jeff Holliday, Fairbury, NE



OTHER HIGH SELLING LOTS: $1,300 – JSK 20 Splashes (Hubbells 20 Gauge x Iron Smoke) Consignor: Ketelsen Longhorns, Norfold, NE Buyer: Jeff Holliday, Fairbury, NE 1,100 – 7LS Copper Sister (Iron Mike ST x $ 7LS Brindle Max) Consignor: McIntyre Ranch, Wolbach, NE Buyer: Scott Pace, Draper, UT 5

riday May 17th 25 consignors brought their F cattle to the Beatrice Livestock Auction in Beatrice, NE. We had several first time consignors coming from Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, and Wyoming. This was our 38th NTLA sale and the largest sale we have held in a while thanks to all these consignors. The Holiday Inn had a nice banquet room and bar setup for us with Ricky’s Cafe from Hanover, Kansas serving us a fabulous feast. Enjoyment of food and socializing for the night was had by all Saturday morning a silent auction was held in the café and the sale started off with a Donation Bench from the B&C Show Me Sale, Brookfield, MO. Thank you for this awesome bench along with donation buyers: Del Vic, Scribner, NE & Lita & Cully Sila, Madison, NE. The bench went to its new home with Jon and Cindy Johnson from Worthing, SD. Buyers came from Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, South Dakota, Montana, Utah, and Texas. We were very pleased to have Hired Hand at the NTLA sale this year! Thank You. Thank you to all the consignors, buyers and helpers! See you next year!



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NTLA FUTURITY RESULTS FUTURITY HEIFERS CLASS 1 1ST PLACE LOT 10 - DELI LADY (BP Hawk x DV Sheeza Bella) Consignor: Adam & Sons, Hastings, NE

2ND PLACE LOT 8 - LINCH GIRL (Linchpin EOT 11/12 x Super Jody) Consignor: Adam & Sons, Hastings, NE

3RD PLACE LOT 3 - GEE WHIZ (JBR Net Worth x T Bar W Top Whiz) Consignor: Adam & Sons, Hastings, NE


FUTURITY HEIFERS CLASS 2 1ST PLACE LOT 17 - JD GIA (JS Alejandro x JD Gypsy) Consignor: Shady Creek Longhorns, Creighton, NE

2ND PLACE LOT 11 - JSK 20 SPLASHES (Hubbells 20 Gauge x Iron Smoke) Consignor: Ketelsen Longhorns 13


3RD PLACE LOT 14 - BLANCHE (Fast Victory x Super Jody) Consignor: Adam & Sons, Hastings, NE

FUTURITY HEIFERS CLASS 3 1ST PLACE LOT 21 - DK DANDY FREE (DK Dandy Warpaint x Annex Free) Consignor: DK Longhorn Ranch, Rock Rapids, IA



LOT 20 - ROGETTE (Linchpin EOT 11/12 x Saltillo Super Amaze) Consignor: Adam & Sons, Hastings, NE

1. Sale Host Bonnie Damrow and Chelsey Georges, Roca, NE. 2. Auctioneer Bill Sayre with his wife CJ. 3. Dean and Jill Wagner, Creighton, NE. 4. Mitchell and Tonia Crouch, Turney, MO with Brandi and Bruce Sheer, Arlington, NE. 5. 1st Time Consignors: Ryan Johnson, Kris Johnson, Big Horn, WY, Greg Sherwood, Albany, MO, Jeff Ketelsen, Norfolk, NE, Merle Stuthman, Norfolk, NE. 6. Justin Georges, Roca, NE; Les Lautenslager, Palmer, NE. 7. Stephanie Sedlacek, Greenleaf, KS. 8. Cindy and Jon Johnson, Worthing, SD. 9. Greg Sherwood with Joella and Ken Kirkham, Strong City, KS. 10. Clark and Carmen Belina, Howells, NE. 11. 1st-time consignor Dusty Leonard, Marysville, KS, Cody James, Blooming Grove, TX. 12. Discussing one of the Lots at the sale. 13. Tim Koch, Daykin, NE; Joe Sedlacek, Greenleaf, KS. 14. Gretchen and Jerry Lotspeich, Crawford, NE. 15. Jeff Ketelsen, Norfolk, NE; Merle Stuthman, Norfolk, NE. 16. Mary and Sonny Smith, Gering, NE.


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Futurity Results



Name Exhibitor Class 1 Heifers (DOB July - September 2018) 7/6/18 Grand Joan Kevin & Jodi Bryant, Bryant Cattle Co. 7/4/18 Miss Independence CCL Levi & Marilyn Wagler, Clear Creek Longhorns 8/26/18 HL Renaissance Bill & Elizabeth Hudson, Hudson Longhorns 7/12/18 TT Celestial Stars John & Christine Talley, Talley Longhorns 7/6/2018 GE Whiz Kevin & Jodi Bryant, Bryant Cattle Co. Class 2A Heifers (DOB April - June 2018) 1 5/30/18 SnapDragon 218 David & Angie Wulf, 4 Oaks Farm 2 6/15/18 Hubbells Catchit Francie Mark Hubbell, Hubbell Longhorns 3 6/30/18 Miss Waneta June David & Angie Wulf, 4 Oaks Farm 4 6/13/18 Cherry Snap John & Christy Randolph, Lonesome Pines Ranch 5 5/20/18 TC Tessa Trampas & Erica Cook, Bluegrass Longhorns 6 6/17/18 YR Cinnamon Twist Mike Young, Young Ranch 7 6/5/18 Grand Temptation Kevin & Jodi Bryant, Bryant Cattle Co. 8 6/27/18 YR Devils Gypsy Mike Young, Young Ranch 9 6/20/18 Grand Reta Kevin & Jodi Bryant, Bryant Cattle Co. Class 2B Heifers (DOB April - June 2018) 1 4/20/18 Forever Yours Bill & Elizabeth Hudson, Hudson/Jones Partnership 2 4/13/18 Extra Adorable BCB Brent & Cindy Bolen, Bolen Longhorn Ranch 3 4/25/18 FL Sweet Caroline Jeff Foster & Jim Lawinger, Flatland Longhorns 4 4/9/18 Boomerang’s Temptress CP Dale Metz, FHR Longhorns 5 5/4/18 Kip’s Amanda Mike & Jamie Tomey, Tomey Farms 6 5/7/18 Tibuline Janine Leroux, Spruce Valley Cattle 7 4/3/2018 OMG Kevin & Jodi Bryant, Bryant Cattle Co. 8 5/7/2018 Chattanooga Lucy David & Melissa Peterson, DnM Ranch 9 5/14/18 VVF Rodeo Time Robert Hanshaw, Valley View Farm Class 3 Heifers (DOB January - March 2018) 1 2/10/18 VVF Rosanna Robert Hanshaw, Valley View Farms 2 2/5/18 Dunn Baby Doll Nancy Dunn, Rolling D Ranch 3 2/28/18 Katt Bettin HCL Mikeal Beck, Holy Cow Longhorns 4 1/2/18 Dunn Fast Lane Nancy Dunn, Rolling D Ranch 5 3/10/18 Dunn Pretty Enuff Nancy Dunn, Rolling D Ranch 6 2/27/18 Helm Mocha’s Ring 822 Trampas & Erica Cook, Bluegrass Longhorns 7 3/13/18 LC Miss Caliber Brian Varner, Longhorn Creek Ranch 8 3/30/2018 TR Rose Gold Jonathan & Kristina Bentz, Timber Ridge Longhorns 9 1/5/2018 Magic Swagg BCB Brent & Cindy Bolen, Bolen Longhorn Ranch 10 3/16/18 MW Scorcher Dan & Deanna Stoltz, Might As Well Ranch Class 4 Heifers (DOB October - December 2017) 1 10/15/17 Meadow Green Vanilla Bean Gail Beach, Meadow Green Ranch 2 11/1/17 Dunn Fire Alarm Nancy Dunn, Rolling D Ranch 3 12/13/17 TT Marilyn Lucky Catch John & Christine Talley, Talley Longhorns 4 11/1/17 Dunn Dinero Nancy Dunn, Rolling D Ranch 5 10/23/17 Swaggers Flower Girl HCL Mikeal Beck, Holy Cow Longhorns 6 10/8/17 Ol Pearldini Dale Metz, FHR Longhorns Class 5 Heifers (DOB July - September 2017) 1 8/28/17 TT Lucky Affair John & Christine Talley, Talley Longhorns 2 7/30/17 Dunn Destiny Nancy Dunn, Rolling D Ranch 3 8/17/17 Sacagawea David & Missy Hackney, Double H Farms 4 8/14/17 TT Lucky Rihanna John & Christine Talley, Talley Longhorns 5 9/5/17 LC Optimus Star Brian Varner, Longhorn Creek Ranch












1. Futurity Judges: Tommy Petersen, Scott Hughes, David Wars, Brian Brett & John Helm. 2. Class 1 Heifer Winners, Kevin and Jodi Bryant. Class Sponsored by The Cow Gals, Nancy Dunn and Kathy Kittler.. 3. Class 2A Winners, Angie Wulf, David Wulf, Archie Wulf with Class Sponsor TK Longhorns, Tammy and Terry King. 4. Class 2B Winner, Hudson/Jones Partnership.  Pictured Jimmy Jones and Mike Willinger. 5. Class 3 Winner Valley View Farms.  Class Sponsor Hoosier Longhorns, rifle presented to Rebecca Scott by Gail Beach. 6. Class 4 Winner Gail Beach.  Class Sponsor Elite Futurity, presented by Kevin Bryant. 7. Class 6 Winner Hudson Longhorns, Sponsored by JL Longhorns and presented by Jimmy Jones. 8. Class 7 Winner TK Longhorns, Terry and Tammy King.  Class Sponsor Talley Longhorns. 9. Class 8 Winner Hubbell Longhorns, Class Sponsor Show Me Longhorns, Nancy Dunn presenting to Mark Hubbell. 10. Class 9 Winner Nancy Dunn.  Class Sponsor TLBGCA 11. Class 10 Winner, King/Jones Partnership.  Pictured Jimmy Jones and Terry King.  Sponsor Gail Beach, Meadow Green Ranch

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14 15 12. Grand Champion Heifer, HL Kelly Ann owned by Hudson Longhorns. Presented to Bill Hudson by Terry King and Nancy Dunn.  Sponsored by Hudson/Valentine/McCarty. 13. Reserve Champion Heifer YR Dixie Spice, owned by Young Ranch.  Class Sponsor Ricky McLeod.  Presented by Terry King and Nancy Dunn to Mike Young. 14. Grand Champion Bull Hubbells Buckshot owned by Hubbell Longhorns.  Class Sponsor Southeastern Winchester Futurity presented by Nancy Dunn to Mark Hubbell. 15. Reserve Champion Bull is Dunn Gritty owned by Nancy Dunn, Rolling D Ranch.  Sponsor is Carolina Cartel.  Reid Tolar presented to Nancy Dunn.

Placing DOB

1 3/21/17 2 6/17/17 3 5/13/17 4 5/27/17 5 5/5/17 6 4/5/17 7 4/19/2017 8 5/13/17

1 2

10/23/16 9/18/16

1 5/1/18 2 4/13/18 3 4/4/18 4 3/1/18 5 3/26/2018 6 4/5/2018 7 5/9/18 8 4/14/2018 1 2

12/6/17 2/19/18

1 2 3 4 5

10/6/17 11/15/17 11/15/17 6/13/17 6/1/17

Name Exhibitor Class 6 Heifers (DOB March - June 2017) HL Kelly Ann Bill & Elizabeth Hudson, Hudson Longhorns YR Dixie Spice Mike Young,, Young Ranch HL Lady Love Bill & Elizabeth Hudson, Hudson Longhorns Dunn High Cotton Nancy Dunn, Rolling D Ranch LC Casanovas Breeze Brian Varner, Longhorn Creek Ranch BCR Bingo 725 Bill & Suzanne Torkildsen, Bull Creek Longhorns MW De-Luxe Dan & Deanna Stoltz, Might As Well Ranch YR Moonshine Mike Young, Young Ranch Class 7 Heifers (DOB September 2016 - February 2017) Riverforks Oh So Pretty Terry & Tammy King, TK Longhorns RCC Red Eyes J Bar J Longhorns, Cave Acres Ranch Class 8 Bulls (DOB March - May 2018) Hubbells Buckshot Mark Hubbell, Hubbell Longhorns Ragnar Kevin & Jodi Bryant, Bryant Cattle Co. Ge-Mon-Knee Kevin & Jodi Bryant, Bryant Cattle Co. Kip’s Commander Mike & Jamie Tomey, Tomey Farms HHF Phantom David & Missy Hackney, Double H Farms Grand Prix Kevin & Jodi Bryant, Bryant Cattle Co. Texas Jack LP John & Christy Randolph, Lonesome Pines Ranch HL Front N Center Bill & Elizabeth Hudson, Hudson Longhorns Class 9 Bulls (DOB December 2017 - February 2018) Dunn Gritty Nancy Dunn, Rolling D Ranch ATM MKMC Mary Kay M Clark, MKMC Longhorn Class 10 Bulls (DOB June - November 2017) Riverforks Mason Dixon Terry King & Jimmy Jones, Jones/King Partnership Dunn Diversified Nancy Dunn, Rolling D Ranch Lil’ Rock TK Kimberly Bay, Twisted K Longhorns YR Roscoe Mike Young, Young Ranch Hubbells Romans 7 Mark Hubbell, Hubbell Longhorns


Grand Champion Heifer: HL Kelly Ann Reserve Champion Heifer: YR Dixie Spice Grand Champion Bull: Hubbells Buckshot Reserve Champion Bull: Dunn Gritty


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Sale Results

2019 BLUEGRASS LONGHORN SALE RESULTS May 24 & 25, 2019 • Lexington, KY Sale Hosts: Hudson/Valentine Auctions Auctioneer: Bruce McCarty Sale Commentator: Dale Hunt Results submitted by McCarty Productions • Photos by Gary Davis

HIGHLIGHTS Heifer Gross Sales: $205,900 • Average $5,200 • 39 Sold Cow Gross Sales: $280,450 • Average $5,200 • 54 Sold Total Gross Sales:$486,350 • Selling 93 Head of Cattle

Volume Buyers: Jeanne and Richard Filip Tyson Leonard Suzanne and Bill Torkildsen Jason Hardy Ann Gravett

Rohr/Clark Partnership Marcy and Rob Fenza Elizabeth and Bill Hudson Joe Gibbons Mikeal Beck



HL KELLY ANN Consignor: Hudson Longhorns • Buyer: Suzanne & Bill Torkildsen



RM OK LADY PAT Consignor: Hudson Longhorns • Buyer: Jeanne & Richard Filip

OTHER HIGH SELLING LOTS: $32,000 – Lot 11H - LTL Sheza Outside Kat Consignor: Leonard New River Ranch • Buyer: Jeanne & Richard Filip

$20,000 – Lot 15 - Red Roulette HCL Consignor: Holy Cow Longhorns • Buyer: Rohr/Clark Partnership

$17,500 – Lot 18H - BCR Bingo 725 Consignor: Bull Creek Longhorns • Buyer: Tyson Leonard

$14,700 – Lot 23 - WF Painted Lily 333 Consignor: Westfarm Inc. • Buyer: Ann Gravett

$10,500 – Lot 26 - RJF Casanova Princess Consignor: Bentwood Ranch • Buyer: Joe Gibbons

$10,200 – Lot 8H - Shamrock Sugar Baby Consignor: Shamrock Valley Ranch • Buyer: Lisa Luebbering

$10,000 – Lot 20 - Embryo Package Consignor: Bentwood Ranch • Buyer: Marcy & Rob Fenza

$8,000 – Lot 17 - Riverforks Pearl Jam

$6,000 – Lot 23H - Hubbell’s Catchit Kay

Consignor: Haltom Hollar • Buyer: Jason Hardy

Consignor: Hubbell Longhorns • Buyer: David Pine

$7,500 – Lot 18 - Riverforks Raggle Taggle

$5,300 – Lot 1H - WPR Maybe But Not Sure

Consignor: TK Longhorns • Buyer: Cindy & Brent Bolen

Consignor: White Pine Ranch • Buyer: Ann Gravett

$7,400 – Lot 14 - GLH Dragon Lady

$5,300 – Lot 13H - Hil 5 Catchit Joy

Consignor: Hershberger Cattle • Buyer: Dan Yoder

Consignor: Rockin Hil Ranch • Buyer: Jason Hardy

$6,500 – Lot 16 - DDR Perfect Shadow

$5,100 – Lot 29H - HL Money Honey

Consignor: Shamrock Valley Ranch • Buyer: Torgerson

Consignor: Hudson Longhorns • Buyer: Nathan Jones

$6,500 – Lot 25 - XC Irina Embryo

$4,800 – Lot 16H - 2A Catchin Sunrise

Consignor: Home Branch Ranch • Buyer: Tucker Hilbert

Consignor: Double A Longhorns • Buyer: Tyson Leonard

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NEWS On the Trail...

French Film Crew Shoots Documentary Footage At McGuire Land & Cattle By Myra Basham When French film makers decided to create a documentary on the connection between man and cattle, Oklahoma was their first stop. After all, nothing showcases the subject matter better than cowboys on horseback working a herd of Texas Longhorns. Remi DuPouy, a documentary writer with Grand Angle Productions in Bordeaux, France, stated in his letter to Charlene Semkin, “The Longhorns appeared to us as a very important point in the history of the conquest of the West and the birth of the United States of America, from 1492 to our days. We would like to be helped by your association as well as the McGuire Ranch to be able to show where and how these iconic cattle are still raised today and how the owners live from their daily lives on their ranch.” While researching TLBAA members in Oklahoma, the production company saw the photos of McGuire riding through his Longhorn herd and Semkin feeding them by hand on the McGuire Land & Cattle website. That sold them on contacting Semkin to inquire about featuring the ranch. McGuire was cautiously optimistic about the project, but also a bit skeptical. Once the film crew arrived though, his nerves settled. The quality of their equipment and how they presented themselves was undeniably professional. Before the filming started, McGuire met with the crew and discussed what they would be doing with the cattle. Herd cattle and run a camera…simple, right? Well, maybe not that simple. Not only was there a language barrier to deal with (only two of the crew spoke English), but McGuire had to produce working with cattle as well as staging people who were filming. “In case you’re wondering,” he laughs, “it’s not the easiest thing to do.” Fortunately, there was good help to be had. During filming, Semkin interacted with the film crew and then

communicated their wishes to McGuire via cell phone. Then, just like in the olden days, McGuire communicated to his cowboys by shouting instructions to the one closest to him, who then yelled it down the line. “You just hoped the orders didn’t get lost in the transition,” said McGuire, “not translation, but the transition of it all.” How did the Longhorns take to their new movie star roles? While McGuire sometimes felt like the film crew wanted to see a stampede based on where they put their cameras, the cattle cooperated and behaved even better than he expected. Semkin credits the regular handling during day to day operations of the ranch for the trouble-free cattle scenes. “Nobody bolted, even the little bitty babies kept up and followed along,” she beamed. That’s even more impressive when you consider that the producer wanted to film the cattle coming down a hill, crossing the creek and coming up the other side towards a camera, as well as traveling down a road east to west past the cameras. Then there was the third scene. The third “scene” involved driving the herd at, and around, a cameraman and tripod right in the middle of a pasture. Semkin laughed, “I got on the phone with Matt and said ‘Okay, you see that bright orange coat out there?” McGuire responded with a “Yeah, yeah, I see that.” Semkin continued, “You’re supposed to run the Longhorns around him on both sides.” The reply was simply a short laugh and a “oh…okay” And it was okay. The Longhorns took it in stride. Not all the filming was done by the cameraman. Another element that lent some excitement to the experience was the use of a drone for filming. The cattle and horses had never been exposed to the noise and movement of a drone before.

(left) Matt McGuire let’s his horse get accustomed to the drone. (top) Driving the Longhorn herd down the road was one of several scenes requested.

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A little mutual filming by the local TV station and the French.

“My horse wasn’t so cordial the first time he saw it” McGuire stated, adding that the important thing was that he did stay on the horse during the initial introduction. The skill of the film crew with the drone was impressive. It could go anywhere in a split second and they could easily put it right where they wanted it. They would get the cattle bunched up and then drop the drone right in the middle of them. “The Longhorns didn’t know what to think of it, either,” McGuire related, “but they held pretty good, even when we were driving them and you heard that giant “bee” above ya’…bzzzzzzz…they still stayed good.” In addition to the moving of the cattle, they demonstrated loading in a chute, branding, how to administer vaccinations, and measuring horns. For the sake of filming, they even roped and threw a few calves to let them see how it used to be done. The interview one on one with McGuire not only gave a great piece of history about his family’s ranch being a direct result of descendants participating in the Oklahoma Land Rush, but he also addressed questions about where the Longhorns originated, how he started with them, and why they’re better than other breeds. This gave McGuire the opportunity to explain that the animals are raised for much more than the horns that the crew was so impressed by. He explained the nutritional value and the delicious flavor of Texas Longhorn beef and explained that these are beef cattle. That sparked interest in the film crew, and they not only filmed barbecuing of the meat, but they got to dine on Texas Longhorn tenderloin steaks as well. They loved it! As you can see in the photo (see photo above right), their plates were licked clean. Semkin added that they were trying to figure out how to take some back to France to their families. “I have to give a huge shout out to my wife, Melanie, as always,” said McGuire with admiration. “She puts up with me doing stuff like this. She gets stuck at the other end of it, but she’s a great hostess. She cooked everything for them. She did great as always, making it a great experience for all of them and for me.”

Judging by the plates, Longhorn beef was a hit!

Semkin and McGuire both see the value in participating in a project such as this documentary. The exposure for the ranch, the Longhorn beef and for the breed itself is priceless. They called TV stations, radio, newspapers and magazines. Media coverage included a Channel 9 news story on their segment “Red Dirt Diaries”. (You can find a link to it on the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association Facebook page) They actually had calls for beef orders as a direct result of the news clip and McGuire’s mention that they sell Longhorn beef. When asked if he would do it again, McGuire’s first response was no, but then he added, “If I did it again, I’d have to be compensated for the time and effort. Since this was a documentary, I wanted to represent the lifestyle and the Longhorn breed, and I did it voluntarily. At the end of the day I think everyone was happy with the outcome.” The outcome will be a TV Documentary comprised of four 52 minute films exploring the relationship between man and cattle (Longhorns, Ox, Zebu, Angus, Buffalo and Yak) all over the world. It will air on the Arte Channel in France and eventually other countries. Production will probably take at least a year.


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NEWS On the Trail...

Aldridge Featured in Cowgirl Magazine

COWGIRL Magazine is designed to inspire, educate and entertain the modern cowgirl. It’s blend of print and digital formats has a readership of over 1 million primarily female consumers interested in the Western lifestyle. The July/August 2019 edition features a Longhorn on the cover in conjunction with the tag line “America’s Longhorn Love Affair.”

TLBT Youth Enjoys Sharing Her Longhorn Knowledge Submitted By Katie Hamilton

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The article,”For The Love of Longhorns”, explores the history of the breed as well as visiting Star creek Ranch and visiting with Darlene Aldridge. For those with an interest in the magazine, the publisher has supplied our readers with an introductory subscription offer to get the publication for $10 a year (normally $19.95) : https://sub.cowgirlmagazine.com/ subp.html

Texas Longhorn Breeders of Tomorrow (TLBT) member Adalyn Long enjoys sharing her love of the breed with others. She recently had the opportunity to take her Longhorn, Curious George, to the Doss Heritage Center in Weatherford, TX for the Hands on History Homeschool Days. She helped bring history alive for the kids attending as they learned about the cattle trails of Texas and the Longhorns. Long also enjoys working with Pee Wee Showman Jase Dickey (below), helping him learn the skills necessary to go in the ring, which he did with her by his side at 5 years old.


Fort Worth Herd Celebrates With Special “Driving 20 Steers for 20 Years” Event The Fort Worth Herd made its first cattle drive on June 12, 1999 with 15,000 spectators as part of Fort Worth’s sesquicentennial celebration. In the 20 years since, 9 million spectators have watched the twice daily cattle drives in the historic Fort Worth stockyards. The success of the Fort Worth Herd as a tourist attraction and educational tool was celebrated May 10, 2019, with a celebration kicking off with a 20 steer drive down East Exchange Avenue and included celebratory activities in the warm up area including photo ops, remarks from Mayor Betsy Price, Fort Worth City Council Members and other dignitaries. The TLBAA has a special connection with the herd, as our members have donated the majority of the trail drive steers through the years. Staff members Rick Fritsche, Pam Robison and Trace Neal were in attendance to be a part of recognizing this special milestone for the Fort Worth Herd.

(Top) A large crowd gathered to hear dignitaries speak honoring the accomplishments of the Fort worth Herd. (Middle row l-r) Mayor Betsy Price presents a proclamation to Trail Boss Kristen Jaworski; Ryker Fairchild (Russell ‘s grandson) Destiny Carl (Ryker’s mom) with Russell Fairchild. (Bottom l-r) A huge crowd was on hand at the 11:30 drive of 20 head of Longhorn steers down East Exchange Ave.; TLBAA members Laura Harding, Tammy Tiner and Kenn Harding


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2019-2020 TLBAA World Expo Qualifying Show Reminders While many dates have already been set for the show season kicking off this month, some dates are not yet concrete and still others have not submitted the official dates to the events coordinator (pam@tlbaa.org) at the TLBAA office.

World Qualifying Show Applications are due August 1st Forms can be found at www.tlbaa.org. Click the events tab and the link is on the lower right side underneath the ads For assistance call 817-625-6241. See June 2019 Trails Magazine for latest rule changes. The revised handbook can be downloaded online. As a central source of show information, the TLBAA not only wants to promote your show dates in our calendars and editorial materials throughout the year, but it helps others planning events to avoid potential conflicts. The office is often contacted by people wanting to create new events and trying to find dates that they won’t interfere with an existing Longhorn activity.

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The TLBAA Handbook, which can be found online at http://www.tlbaa.org/tlbaa/official-handbook/, states the following: On Page 37-38 under Qualifying Shows: Sponsor: World Qualifying Shows are to be sponsored and managed by the various TLBAA recognized affiliate organizations. The affiliate organization must apprise the TLBAA Events Coordinator by submitting the TLBAA Qualifying Show application form by August 1 (for the following year) to establish World Qualifying Show dates and annual calendar. Show dates not established and submitted by October 1 can only be approved and confirmed by the World Show Steering Committee. When Held: World Qualifying Shows cannot be held 30 days prior or 10 days following the World Show without prior approval from the TLBAA World Show Steering Committee. Where Held: Qualifying shows should be held in the “home territory” of an affiliate organization, meaning the show should be in the geographical area depicted in the name of the affiliate.



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Affiliate News


Despite the dry conditions and the ongoing concerns about pastures and hay for winter the CTLA held their annual sale on June 1st. Twentysix lots were offered for sale after a successful Heifer Jackpot that saw 14 yearling heifers competing for the jackpot buckle. The Final Four heifers in the jack pot were: 1. U7 HC’s Lil Switch Blade- Jan-April classowned by Derek Overlid of Lloydminster, Sask. 2. 3K Hopscotch 18- Jan-April class- owned by

High Seller Award (l-r) Mike Fleury Auctioneer, Deb Lesyk Consignor of High Selling Lot R10 Sweet Ryley, and Krisitne Fossum presenting the jacket on behalf of Jacket sponsor Compass Signs and Safety

Kristine Fossum- Consort, Alberta 3. Winning Ways- May-December class-owned by new members, Pete and Leann Hildebrand of Hanley, Sask. This heifer sold for $1200 later at the sale. 4. 3K Lucky Bowl 18- May to December class-owned by Kristine Fossum-Consort, Alberta Thank you to HI-PRO Feeds for sponsoring the trophy buckle and Listowel Trophies for the additional awards. The high selling lot in the sale was R10 Sweet Ryley a four year old female with Saltgrass breeding consigned by Deb Lesyk., She was purchased by Gus Joyes of Athabasca, Alberta. The annual meeting had a lot of discussion regarding planning our events for 2019.  We welcomed two new directors to the Board, Darryl Swark of Carmen, Manitoba and Cody Bailey of Wetaskiwin, Alberta. Our Board now has representation from four provinces as Heifer jackpot Final Four Winners (l-r) Leann and Pete Hildebrand-3rd place,  well as the ITLA and TLBAA Directors for Canada. Kristine Fossum 2nd and 4th place, Derek Overlid overall winner, and Mike Fleury Jackpot Judge We were introduced to two new projects that CTLA members have developed, Gordon and Charlene Musgrove are now  marketing canned beef which is being successfully  distributed in stores in Alberta, and Darryl Swark displayed a new Longhorn garden marker that he helped develop and provided to the members present. The association next big project is the Canadian National Show in November at Agribition and we also hope to support the ATLA at their show in Red Deer in July. CTLA Directors It was a busy and successful weekend for the CTLA.

AFFILIATES Send your AFFILIATE NEWS in by the 30th of the month prior to publication date and let everyone know you’re active. Don’t forget to include a photo or two! We’re always open to submissions of articles about your members and their Longhorn activities or history. Contact myra@tlbaa.org or 817.625.6241 x 104 to discuss potential articles. 52 | July 2019


Engaging the youth. It’s the only way to ensure a business or a way of life continues into the next generation. The GPTLA is committed to encouraging and developing YOUNG Longhorn enthusiasts. Not that anything is bad about the old ones, but we need the next generation! Our Annual World Qualifying Show has been a place for youth to GORDON HOWIE learn and grow. PRESIDENT GKHOWIE@YAHOO.COM This month we want to feature a couple of old (but young at heart) Longhorn breeders who are committed to helping beginners. Scot and Jodie O’Bryan have been instrumental in the GPTLA, and getting the younger set involved. They have made a practice of providing show cattle for kids who don’t otherwise have access to quality livestock. They provide not only cattle, but mentorship and even transportation to major shows like Denver, Fort Worth… and, of course, Rapid City. Their kids and cattle have won many grand championship awards. They also build character and win some money. August 18, 2019 will be our 4th annual World Qualifying Longhorn Show, Scot & Jodie O’Bryan sponsored by the GPTLA. Entry forms and information is available and downloadable at https://ghowie.com/ longhorn-events It would be a good idea to enter early. This event has grown every year, and space is limited. This year’s show is preceded by a Regional Measuring Competition on August 16th and the Top Hand Invitational Longhorn Sale on August 17th. All three events will be held at the Central States Fair in Rapid City, SD. The GPTLA commitment to advance the breed and help producers has been met with great enthusiasm. New breeders are buying, selling and showing (and loving) Longhorns. That is a big win for everyone!!



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In The Pen We thank these folks for kindly droppin’ in at the TLBAA office.




4 5 1. Cody Himmelreich - Dayton, TX; Tyler & Chris Lindsey - Laurel, MS • 2. Samuel Faske - Burton, TX; Nathan Homeier - Brenham, TX • 3. Tye & Beckie Norman - Mansfield, TX • 4. Former TLBAA Vice Pres. Keith Fry - Pawnee, IL 5. Kevin, Cara, Bonnie and Hannah Welborn Weatherford, TX

The next time you visit Fort Worth, Texas, be sure to check out the historic Fort Worth Stockyards District. While you’re here, stop by 221 W. Exchange, Ste. 210. The TLBAA staff always enjoys seeing members!

Photo Courtesy of Brett Krause

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In Memoriam

Lorna Searle

March 9, 1937 - April 25, 2019 Lorna K. J. Searle, former co-owner and publisher of the Texas Longhorn Journal, and 40+ year member of TLBAA, passed away peacefully on April 25. Born in Seattle to Charles and Roberta Fishel, she had lived in Colorado for the past 50 years, mostly on ranches at Evergreen, Walsenburg and for the past 32 years near Monument. She attended high schools in Issaquah, Washington and Modesto, Calif. While attending Seattle Pacific College Lorna met Stan, a student at the University of Washington. They were married 61 years ago. They owned advertising agencies in Washington and California, before he took a job in magazine publishing in Oklahoma City. They were co-founders of Communications Publishing Corp., which produced national trade magazines and operated cable television systems in several states. In 1969 the company relocated to Colorado, where Lorna, Stan and their four children settled on a small horse ranch in the mountains above Denver. Within a few years they had replaced most of their horses with a small herd of registered Texas Longhorns. In 1976, at the urging of the TLBAA Board of Directors, they created the Texas Longhorn Journal. In 1978, by then the mother of five, Lorna became the assistant publisher and ad manager. With the addition of a bit of carpet, a phone line, and the help of a reliable baby sitter, the tack room on Searle Ranch became Lorna’s office. Over the next several years she traveled extensively—forming lifelong friendships with many of the pioneer stalwarts of the breed. At Longhorn sales she sometimes raised her hand, on more than one occasion buying the top-selling cow. She also prompted the acquisition of reputation bulls, including Shadowizm, Winchester and a partnership interest in Top Caliber. Lorna was a founding member of the Northwest Texas Longhorn Association, a member of the Mountains & Plains Texas Longhorn Association, a member of the Mountain States Texas Longhorn Association, serving its president, and a Director of the International Texas Longhorn Association. Under her direction the Texas Longhorn Journal hosted tours of cattle ranches in Spain and Kenya—with side trips to the Netherlands, Switzerland and Morocco. Besides visiting fellow Longhorn ranchers across the continent, She and Stan visited the British Isles, Southern Africa, Central America, Switzerland and Iceland. Photo safaris included ballooning above the Serengeti—with “Longhorn friends” Dave and Billiecarol Ev-

ans and Cliff and Gail Woerner. As a part time resident of Grand Cayman, she spent her days snorkeling and reading—along with occasional golf, wave running and swimming with the stingrays. She enjoyed a variety of sports, as well as horseback riding, and was an avid fan of the Denver Broncos—and any team owned

Lorna with Dave Evans & Cliff Woerner in Kenya.

by her friends Red and Charline McCombs. Christian ministry was “part of who she was,” from an early age. Her concern for others began when, as a young girl, she committed to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. His influence was evident throughout her life. Local church and neighborhood Bible studies were an important part of her life. In recent years, before being sidelined by a pharmacy mistake, she devoted herself to leading the Fibromyalgia Recovery Foundation which has helped many people in “getting their lives back.” Lorna’s highest priority—despite diverse outside interests—was raising five kids, plus a foster son. The reflection in them of her personality is testimony to “a life well lived.” She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Bobbie Anacker and daughter Shelley Barber. She is survived by her husband Stan, children Lorna Robles of Santa Barbara, Calif.; Charles, Sharon and Stanley M. Searle II (Monty) all of Monument, Colo.; son-in-law Bob Barber of Walsenburg, Colo. and foster son Mark Day (Dee) of Colorado Springs. She is also survived by sisters-in-law Barbara Searle of Seattle, Lynda Searle of Littleton, Colo. and Marilyn Hopper of Portland, Oregon, and brother-in-law Vernon Anacker of Seattle. She is also survived by numerous nephews, nieces, 13 grandchildren and three great granddaughters. A Memorial Service was held at Spruce Hill Community Church near Monument, Colo. Gifts in memory of Lorna may be made to the Fibromyalgia Recovery Foundation, 2510 Paseo Verde, Colorado Springs, CO 80904.


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Association News

Calling for Nominations for the TLBAA Special Awards The TLBAA special year end awards will be presented during the annual meeting held during Texas Longhorn Weekend in January 2019. All TLBAA active members are encouraged to nominate fellow breeders for these special honors. Nominees will each be verified as active TLBAA members in good standing. Nominations must be in a written format and will include why/ how the individual nominated fulfills the criteria of the award. An individual can only be nominated for one award each year. All nominees received and verified will be listed in the November TRAILS, and you the members, will be selecting the overall award winners. Deadline for nomination submissions is September 16, 2019, 5 pm CST. Nominations should be e-mailed to awards@tlbaa.org. If unable to e-mail, you may fax or mail to the TLBAA office. Think about who you know that deserves to be recognized for a year end award. Remember the deadline for nominations for these awards is September 14, 2018, 5 pm CST. For further information or additional questions please contact Deb Lesyk, Affiliate Chairperson. Continue reading for criteria and past winners of these prestigious awards.

The Dave Evans Breeder of the Year Award

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

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

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2000 – John & Christy Randolph 2001 – Ben Gravett 2002 – Bob Loomis 2003 – John & Diann Chase 2004 – Mike Bowman 2005 – Johnnie Robinson 2006 – Robert and Kim Richey 2007 – Doug Hunt 2008 – Kaso Kety 2009 – Jimmy Jones Dora Thompson 2010 – Brent & Cindy Bolen 2011 – Darlene Aldridge, DVM 2012 – El Coyote Ranch 2013 – Bob Loomis 2015 – Brett & Darcy De Lapp 2016 – Nancy Dunn 2017 – Richard Filip 2018 – John & Brenda Oliver

The Jack Phillips Award

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

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

2007 – Trigg & Traci Moore 2008 – Steve & Bodie Quary 2009 – Steven Zunker 2010 – Donnie Taylor 2011 – Elmer Rosenberger 2012 – Kim & Robert Richey 2013 – Dale Hunt & Sherrill Caddel 2014 – Geoff Dawson, Tina Stewart & Charlene Musgrove 2015 – Rodger & Bonnie Damrow 2016 – Joe Sedlacek 2017 – John & Christy Randolph 2018– Keith & Tina Dubose

Mel Raley Rising Star Award

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

Past Recipients of the Mel Raley Rising Star Award 1999 – Barry & Jeanne Carter Gray 2000 – Gary “Cowboy” & Kendra Kelley 2001 – Joel & Shirley Lemley 2002 – Zech Dameron, III 2003 – Glen & Larry Smith 2004 – Danny & Carole Phillips 2005 – Rebecca Rhodes 2006 – John & Brenda Oliver 2007 – Bruce & Susan Easterly


2008 – Randy Briscoe 2009 – Matt Westmoreland 2010 – Jay & Suzanne Faske 2011 – Danny & Merrilou Russell 2012 – Greg Franks 2013 – Kyle & Whitney Mayden 2016 – James & Paula Wilkins 2017 –John & Lauren Clark 2018 – Austin & Taylor Rohr

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

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

2002 – Bob Moore 2003 – Tim Miller 2004 – T.M. Smith 2005 – H.C. Carter 2006 – Sherman Boyles 2007 – Harvey Rassmussen 2008 – Dr. Bob Kropp 2009 – Michael McLeod 2010 – Joe & Lorinda Valentine 2011 – Maurice Ladnier 2012 – Dr. Joyce Kimble 2013 – Kaso Kety 2015 – John Allen 2016 – Wes Watson 2017 – Darol Dickinson 2018 – Dr. Gene & Lana Hightower

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

Form also available at www.tlbaa.org

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

THE DEADLINE TO RECEIVE NOMINATIONS IS SEPTEMBER 16, 2019, 5 p.m. CST. The recipients of these awards will be honored as part of the Texas Longhorn Weekend in Fort Worth, Texas. Contact TLBAA at 817-625-6241 for more information. Your Name: _________________________________________________________TLBAA Number__________________ Your Contact Number: ________________________________________________________________________________ Nominee’s Name: ____________________________________________________TLBAA Number__________________ Nominee Contact Number: ___________________________________________________________________________ Which award are they being nominated for? _____________________________________________________________ How and why does the nominee fulfill the described criteria of the award? (Please limit comments to 450 words) _____________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ _____________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ _____________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ _____________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ _____________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ _____________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ _____________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ _____________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ _____________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ Use Additional Paper if Needed – If multiple nominations are received for an individual, the comments will be combined into one set of criteria. Please submit photo(s) of nominee with this nomination.


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Texas Longhorn Hall Of Fame

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

Nominations may be submitted online at www.tlbaa.org Click TLBAA tab, scroll down and click Texas Longhorn Hall of Fame Nomination Form A physical form can be found in August 2018 Trails Magazine or you can contact myra@tlbaa.org to receive a form via email or regular mail. 58 | July 2019


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

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


Daytime Phone:_____________________

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


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ONLINE BREEDER DIRECTORY Get found by creating an online listing for your ranch on the TLBAA website. Listings include a customizeable web page with your program highlights, videos, images, links, and maps. THE COST The member cost is $240 which includes design and proof changes. Save $50 when purchasing with a Breeders Guide ad.


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Classifieds Auctioneers

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Trade & Barter

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

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.

LONE WOLF RANCH Dr. Lee and Linda Ragains

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Advertising Index —A— AA Longhorns....................................... 31, 60 A & S Land & Cattle.....................................61 American Livestock.....................................54 Anderson, Frank Jr. and III...........................8 Arch Acres.................................................... 60 Astera Meadows..........................................62 —B— Bar H Ranch...........................................29, 60 Beadle Land & Cattle.............................8, 60 Big Valley Longhorns................................. 60 Bennett, Michael............................................8 Bentwood Ranch.........................................62 Bolen Longhorns.........................................23 BPT Longhorns..............................................8 Buckhorn Cattle Co.................................. 60 Bull Creek Longhorns...................................5 Butler Breeders......................................... 8, 9 —C— Caballo Bravo Longhorns......................... 60 Cedar View Ranch...................................... 60 Champion Genetics................................... 49 Christa Cattle Co...........................................8 Circle K Ranch.............................................16 Crazy Cattle Co...........................................61 —D— Dalgood Longhorns......................................8 Danley Enterprises, Inc...............................25 DCCI Equipment.........................................54 Diamond Q Longhorns............................. 60 Dickinson Cattle Co...................................BC DK Longhorn Ranch.................................. 60 Double A Longhorns........................... 31, 60 —E— El Coyote Ranch............................................ 1 —F— FHR Longhorns.......................................... IFC Fisher Ranch Longhorns............................16 Flying D Ranch.............................................61 Flying Diamond Ranch.............................. 60 Fort Worth Stockyards Longhorn Auction....3 Four Color Press.......................................... 51 —G— G&G Longhorns........................................... 11 —H— Helm Cattle Co............................................61 Hickman Longhorns...................................62 Hicks Longhorns...........................................8 Hubbell Longhorns..................................... 31 Hudson Longhorns...............................12, 13 Hudson-Valentine Auctions...........................3 Hughes, Scott............................................... 31 Husky Branding Irons................................. 51 —J— Jack Mountain Ranch.................................62

—J— J.M.R. Cattle Co...........................................61 J.T. Wehring Family Ranch........................62 —K— KDK Longhorns............................................ 17 Khaos Longhorns........................................ 31 King, Terry.................................................... 60 Kourtis Family Farms LLC...........................61 —L— Lawton Fort Sill............................................39 Lightning Longhorns..................................62 Little Ace Cattle Co...................................... 9 Lodge Creek Longhorns........................... 60 Lone Wolf Ranch........................................ 60 Lonesome Pines Ranch.................16, 17, 19 Lucas Ranch................................................ 60

JUST FOR GRINS HAVE A CUTE PIC? Send us your photo with a funny caption included! Send your photo with caption to: Texas Longhorn Trails, Attn. Myra, • P.O. Box 6030 • Fort Worth, Texas 76164 or myra@tlbaa.org (Email entries should include address.) Photo may be used in a future issue due to number of responses

— M— McLeod Ranch...............................................9 Moriah Farms...............................................61 — N— Northbrook Cattle Company....................61 — O— Oliver Longhorns.........................................61 — P— Pearl Longhorn Ranch.........................16, 19 —R— R 3 Hilltop Ranch................................... 17, 41 Rio Vista Ranch..............................................9 Rockin Hil Longhorns................................ 60 Rockin I Longhorns.....................................62 Rocking B Ranch.........................................16 Rocking P Longhorns.............................. 8, 9 Rocky Mountain Longhorns.................... 60 Rolling D Ranch.......................................... 60 Ross Ranch Horns.......................................61 Running Arrow Longhorns........................52 —S— Safari B Ranch............................................. 60 Sand Hills Ranch..................................... 7, 60 Singing Coyote Ranch...............................62 SS Longhorns...............................................61 Star Creek Ranch.........................................62 Struthoff Ranch..................................... 27, 62 —T— Tallgrass Cattle Co....................................IBC Talley Longhorns......................................... 31 Thate Cattle Co.............................................8 TheCraigPaul................................................43 Thurmond Longhorns..........................17, 62 TLBAA Beef Producers...............................26 TLBAA Horn Showcase............................33-38


“Yep, I’m the Princess!” Thanks to Rileigh Dacus of Fort Worth, TX for the submission.

—T— Top Hand International Longhorn Sale....... 30 Triple R Ranch (TX)........................................9 2bar2 Ranch.................................................19 Trinity Creeks Ranch................................... 17 Triple S Bar Ranch.......................................61 TS Adcock Longhorns................................62 —V— Varner Farms................................................ 17 —W — Walker, Ron...................................................62 WB Longhorns.............................................61 Westfarms Inc................................................9 WI Longhorns & Leather............................61 Wichita Fence Company...........................41

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Coming Events


AUGUST 3 • Deschutes County Fair Texas Longhorn Show, Deschutes County Expo Center, Redmond, OR. Entry Deadline July 19. Renee Scott (541) 589-1712. Qualifying Free, Youth & Trophy Steers. AUGUST 9 • Rocky Mountain Select Winchester Futurity, Latigo Trails Event Center, Colorado Springs, CO. Marlene Reynolds 719-510-2151 or cowgirlmama83@gmail.com. AUGUST 9 • Semper Fi Banquet and Select Heifer Sale, Latigo Trails Event Center, Colorado Springs, CO. Marlene Reynolds 719-510-2151 or cowgirlmama83@gmail.com. AUGUST 10 • Rocky Mountain Select Texas Longhorn Sale, Latigo Trails Event Center, Colorado Springs, CO. Start time 11 a.m. Charlie Searle 719-649-0058 or charliesearle02@gmail.com AUGUST 16 • Regional Horn Measurement Competition, Central States Fair, Rapid City, SD. Scot O’Bryan (605) 344-2263 or Gordon Howie (605)381-3998. AUGUST 17 • Top Hand Invitational Longhorn Sale, Central States Fair, Rapid City, SD. Scot O’Bryan (605) 344-2263 or Gordon Howie (605)381-3998. AUGUST 18 • 4th Annual World Qualifying Longhorn Show, Central States Fair, Rapid City, SD. Scot O’Bryan (605) 344-2263 or Gordon Howie (605)381-3998. AUGUST 31 • 22nd Butler Breeder’s Invitational Sale, Lockhart, TX. Kaso Kety 985-674-6492 or Michael McLeod (361) 771-5355.

SEPTEMBER 2019 SEPTEMBER 2-3 • Colorado State Fair, Pueblo, CO. Entry deadline August 10. Monday show - Kenny Richardson 970-352-3054 or krichardson21@aol. com. Tuesday show - Lana Pearson 719-740-0741 or lana14338@gmail.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. SEPTEMBER 6-8 • West Texas Fair & Rodeo, Abilene, TX. Catherine Morris 325829-9219 or morriscatran@taylortel.net. Qualifying Haltered, Free, Youth & Youth Points Only, Trophy Steers.

OCTOBER 3-5 • TLBAA Horn Showcase, Lawton, OK. Pam Robison 817-625-6241 or pam@tlbaa.org OCTOBER 18-20 • STLA Llano Longhorn Show, Llano, TX. Entry Deadline Oct. 9. Sandi Nordhausen 512-750-1350 / sandi.nordhausen@gmail.com or Bubba Bollier 325-247-6249 / bollier7572@yahoo.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free, & Youth. Trophy Steers, Miniatures. OCTOBER 19 • Tallgrass Cattle Company Absolute Dispersal, Winfield, KS. Bruce McCarty Promotions (817) 991-8825 or brucemccartypromotions@gmail.com. OCTOBER 25-27 • Ark-La-Tex Annual Fall Show, George H. Henderson Jr. Exposition Center, Lufkin ,TX. Contact Jessica Wade, 903-948-5194 or dubosejessica@yahoo.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free, Youth, and Miniatures.

NOVEMBER 2019 November 1-3 • Heart of Texas Buckles & Banners Show, Circle T Resort & Arena, Hamilton, TX. Contact Carolyn Wilton at wilton@asterameadows.net or 512-8562230. Qualifying Haltered, Trophy Steers, Youth & Miniatures. NOVEMBER 9 • Texas Longhorn & Ranch Horse Fall Select Sale, Crossroads Centre, Oyen, AB. Ron Walker, 403-548-6684, Cell 403-528-0200, walkersu7texaslonghorns@gmail.com, www.walkerslonghorns.com. NOVEMBER 12-13 • State Fair of Louisiana, Fairgrounds, Shreveport, LA. Entry deadline 10/10/19. Contact Jessica Wade at 903-948-5194 or dubosejessica@ yahoo.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free, Youth, and Trophy Steers. NOVEMBER 15-17 • Kaufman Police Association Longhorn Show, Henderson County Fairgrounds, Athens, TX. Joel Norris, 972-533-4945 or joel1983@ embarqmail.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free, & Youth, Miniatures & Trophy Steers.

DECEMBER 2019 December 6-8 • NTLBA Holiday Extravaganza, Contact Dr. Justin A. Sabio (940) 902-3244 or drjustinsabio@gmail.com.

SEPTEMBER 7 • Struthoff Deep In The Heart Of Texas Sale, San Antonio, TX. Lynn Struthoff (219) 473-7768, Josie Struthoff ( 210 ) 601-3464 or Lori McCarty (817) 991-8825. SEPTEMBER 7 • Spokane Interstate Fair Longhorn Show, Spokane Interstate Fairgrounds, Spokane Valley, WA. Entry Deadline 8/20/19. Shannon Kearney (509) 684-2963 or giddyup76@hughes.net. Qualifying Free & Youth, Trophy Steers SEPTEMBER 14-15 • New Mexico State Fair Longhorn Show, Expo New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM. Entry dedline 8/1/19. Dustin Brewer (505) 660-3061 or dustinandcandi@gmail.com. exponm.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth, Trophy Steers.

MARCH 2020 March 14 • Rodeo Austin, Travis County Expo Center, Austin, TX. Contact Kathy Bruner at kathy@therockingbranch.com or 512-689-8624. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth, Miniatures & Trophy Steers. March 27 • YMBL South Texas State Fair, Ford Arena, Beaumont, TX. Contact Jessica Wade at 903-948-5194 or dubosejessica@yahoo.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth.

APRIL 2020

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

April 10-11 • 7th Annual Blue Ridge Longhorn Sale, Contact Bubba Bollier at bollier7572@yahoo.com or 325-247-6249.

SEPTEMBER 27-29 • East Texas State Fair, Tyler, TX. Entry Deadline Aug. 27th. Enter online at etstatefair.com. John & Brenda Oliver 972-268-0083 or joliver210@yahoo.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth, Trophy Steers.

April 24-26 • Great Western Trail Days, Goree Expo Center, Coleman, TX. Contact Ashlee Miller, slickrockdesigns@gmail.com, (325) 669-2292 or Catherine Morris, morriscatran@taylortel.net, (325) 829-9219. Qualifying Haltered, Trophy Steers, Youth & Youth Points Only.

SEPTEMBER 28 • 41st B&C Fall Sale, Grand River Livestock Barn, Tina, MO. Sale auctioneers: Shawn & Bill Sayre. Contact: Shawn 660-734-8782. SEPTEMBER 28 • TLBAA Satellite Horn Measurement sponsored by GPTLA, Gordon Howie Ranch, Rapid City, SD. Lunch & GPTLA meeting to follow. Scot O’Bryan (605)344-2263 or Gordon Howie (605)381-3998.

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MAY 2020 MAY 1-2 • Red McCombs Fiesta Sale, Johnson City, TX. Alan & Teresa Sparger 210-445-8798 or dodgeram52@yahoo.com. www.redmccombslonghorns.com



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Profile for Texas Longhorn Trails Magazine

July 2019 Texas Longhorn Trails Magazine  

The Official Publication of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America

July 2019 Texas Longhorn Trails Magazine  

The Official Publication of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America