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Texas Longhorn Trails (817) 625-6241• (817) 625-1388 (FAX) P.O. Box 4430 • Fort Worth, TX 76164 E-Mail: trails@tlbaa.org http://www.tlbaa.org

Staff VOL. 23 NO. 3

JUNE 2011

Interim Editor in Chief: Laura Standley • Ext. 105 laura@tlbaa.org

Contributing Editor: Henry L. King Advertising: Troy Robinett • Ext. 117 troy@tlbaa.org

Rick Fritsche •

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Graphic Design & Production Myra Basham, Art Director • Ext. 108 myra@tlbaa.org

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Multi-Media Designer/Photographer Coral Bucy • Ext. 109 coral@tlbaa.org

Regional Correspondents

Feature Articles:

Departments:

World Show Thoughts on Tack & Tactics By Henry King ........................22-24

Officers & Directors ............................5 Message From The Chairman ............16 TLBT Update ..................................17 Affiliate News ....................................37 News on the Trail..........................38-39 Memoriams ........................................44 Show Results Update..........................44 In Box ..............................................44 In The Pen ........................................45 Movers & Shakers ............................50 Herd Management ............................51 Ad Index ..........................................59 Just For Grins ....................................59 Save the Date ....................................60

Articles: Interview with Marshall Rubel ..........25 By Henry King Registration Matters ..........................42 By Rick Fritsche Affiliate Princess Contest....................45 Septicemia In Calves ....................46-47 By Heather Smith Thomas

Sales, Shows & Tours: Three Amigos Ranch Sale & Social ........18 Red McCombs Fiesta Sale ......................20 Midewest Longhorn Sale ..................26-27

Lori Beeson • Nolensville, Tennessee Bonnie Damrow • Roca, Nebraska Paige Evans • Kiowa, Colorado Wanda Moore • Sulphur Bluff, Texas Bodie Quary • Prague, Oklahoma

Office Staff Special Events: Kim Barfield, Sales • Ext. 119 Pam Galloway, Shows • Ext. 106 Registrations: Dana Coomer • Ext. 116 Rick Fritsche • Ext. 107 Financial Services: Dawn LeBlanc • Ext. 121 Administrative Assistant: Amber LeBlanc • Ext. 100 The Texas Longhorn Trails (ISSN-10988432, USPS 016469) is published monthly by the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America, 2315 N. Main, Ste. 402, Fort Worth, TX 76164. Periodical Postage Paid at Fort Worth, TX. Subscription rates: $60 per year; foreign per year $75. Postmaster: Send address changes to: Texas Longhorn Trails, 2315 N. Main, Ste. 402, 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.

“We reach every TLBAA member”

About the Cover: We congratulate and celebrate the exhibitors of the TLBAA & TLBT, as they are wrapping up their current show season with the 2011 TLBAA World Show and National Youth Show. We wish all the particpants in this year’s World Show the best of luck.

Deadline: July 2011 deadline is June 1st. Printed in the USA

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DIVISION A ~ REGIONS 1-6

Chairman of the Board: Brent Bolen • (602) 769-0900

Secretary: Scott Simmons • (618) 729-2004

Executive Vice Chairman: Lana Hightower • (903) 963-7442

Treasurer: Gary Bowdoin • (254) 640-0844

1st Vice Chairman: Donnie Taylor • (936) 422-3155

Director: Steven Zunker • (210) 827-3940

2nd Vice Chairman: Dora Thompson • (318) 872-6329

Director: Terry King • (850) 956-4154

DIVISION B ~ REGIONS 7-12

At-Large Director

At-Large Director

Vacant

Lana Hightower

DIVISION C ~ REGIONS 13-18 At-Large Director

Steve Quary

(903) 963-7442 glcattleco@aol.com

(405) 567-3093

At-Large Director

At-Large Director

At-Large Director

Dora Thompson

Brent Bolen

Rich Spooner

(318) 872-6329 or (318) 871-6160 echoofambush@aol.com

(602) 769-0900 brent@tcmmasonry.com

(580) 320-4441 oxbowranch.spooner@yahoo.com

Region 1 - Director

Region 7 - Director

Region 13 - Director

Ron Walker

Donnie Taylor

Vacant

Region 8 - Director

Region 14 - Director

(403) 548-6684

(936) 422-3155 longhorn4t@msn.com

Region 2 - Director

Mark Stuck

Jim Rombeck

Bernard Lankford

(540) 752-6831 bcrstuck@hotmail.com

(817) 341-2013 MoriahFarmsBL@aol.com

(785) 799-3712 jrombeck@yahoo.com

Region 3 - Director

Region 9 - Director

Region 15 Director

Scott Simmons

(618) 729-2004 ssimmons@copeplastics.com

Robert Richey

Randy Briscoe

Region 10 - Director

Region 16 - Director

(405) 375-3090 Kingrjj@aol.com

(325) 942-1198 r3ranch@aol.com

Region 4 - Director

Carl R. Brantley

Doug Hunt

Gary Bowdoin

(336) 667-5452 TLBAA.Region4Director@yahoo.com

(254) 640-0844 Tonkawacattleco@aol.com

(435) 275-2112 ddlonghorns@hotmail.com

Region 5 - Director

Region 11 - Director

Region 17 - Director

Terry King

Terry Fuhriman

Larry Smith

(850) 956-4154 tklonghorns@centurylink.net

(281) 935-2811 texasslonghorns@aol.com

(208) 860-7430 terry@fuhrimanins.com

Region 6 - Director

Region 12 - Director

Region 18 - Director

Gene Juranka

Steven Zunker

(337) 328-7258 longhorn@camtel.net

Ray Beadle

(408) 834-0110 rlbeadle@longfibre.com

(210) 827-3940 stevenzunker@msn.com

CHARLES SCHREINER III*

MAURICE LADNIER

WALTER G. RIEDEL, JR.*

J.T. “HAPPY” SHAHAN*

RICHARD D. CARLSON

SHERMAN BOYLES

ROBERT RICHEY

J.G. PHILLIPS, JR.*

JOHN R. BALL

JOHN T. BAKER

BOB MOORE*

STEVEN ZUNKER

WALTER B. SCOTT

BILL ANTHONY

RIEMER CALHOUN, JR.

JOEL LEMLEY

JAMES WARREN

DR. L.V. BAKER

GLEN W. LEWIS

BEN GRAVETT

J.W. ISAACS*

DR. W.D. “BILL” CLARK

TIM MILLER

DR. FRITZ MOELLER

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TLBAA BREED ADVISORY COMMITTEE Chairman: Dr. Bob Kropp

Dr. Harlan Ritchie

Dr. Bill Able

Marshall Ruble

Dr. Charles McPeake

Dr. Scott Schaake

Oklahoma State University

Michigan State University

Northwestern Oklahoma University

Iowa State University

University of Georgia

Kansas State University

June 2011

Dr. Randall Grooms TAES Texas A&M University

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Darlene Aldridge, DVM • John Parmley Proud Member of the TLBAA

8405 FM 1361 • Somerville, TX 77879 979-272-3600 home • 281-541-1200 cell www.starcreekranch.com • darlene@starcreekranch.com


Give your breeding program Beadle Land & Cattle - Ray & Bonnie Beadle Los Gatos & Hollister, California (408) 834-0110 • (408) 656-6266 e-mail: rlbeadle@longfibre.com

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

Buckhorn Cattle Company - Buck & Sharon Adams 110 N. Broad, Guthrie, OK 73044 www.buckhorncattle.com (405) 260-1942 • (405) 282-9800

Eagles Ridge Longhorns - Paul & Judi Sellers

3245 Sugarloaf Key Rd, U21A, Punta Gorda, Florida 33955 (941) 979-2419 or (443) 624-0792 e-mail: ancopa5@yahoo.com

Falls Creek Longhorns - Stanley & Sandi Tidwell 2330 W. FM 875, Midlothian, TX 76065 Contact Russell Hooks - (409) 381-0616 Herd Manager/Consultant e-mail: russellh@longhornroundup.com

Kent & Sandy Harrell

15 W 6th St Ste 2510, Tulsa, OK 74119 (918) 299-6402 • (918) 733-4008 www.harrellranch.com • e-mail: Kent@harrellranch.com

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

Brennan & Michele Potts - Rocking P Longhorns

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

Rafter H Longhorns - Kenn Harding, Tammy Tiner & Laura Harding 200 Pershing Ave., College Station, TX 77840 (979) 777-5256 e-mail: rafter-h@rafter-h-longhorns.com

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

Shamrock Land & Cattle LLC - Gary, Patric & McKenna Donovan P.O. Box 374, Mt. Hood, OR 97041 e-mail: butlerlonghorns@yahoo.com (541) 490-4681

Westfarms Inc. - Dale, Lynette, Leslie & Matt Westmoreland 13529 Hwy 450, Franklinton, LA 70438 (985) 795-1539 Cell: (985) 515-3172 e-mail: lwestmoreland.ees@wpsb.org


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

Concho Ranch - Tony & Judy Cain 707 S. David St • San Angelo, TX 76903 (325) 657-0707 • (325) 650-4676 e-mail: tcconchoranch@hotmail.com

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

Bob & Pam Loomis - Loomis Longhorns Rt. 1 Box 673 • Marietta, OK 73448 (580) 276-9265 • Fax (580) 276-3049 e-mail: loomis20@juno.com

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

Rocking G Ranch - Mrs. Ramie Griffin 5005 Callais Road • Beaumont, TX 77713 (409) 892-2662 • Fax (409) 838-6926 Cell (409) 781-3215 e-mail: dayamisrockingranch@yahoo.com

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

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

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

V&J Longhorns - Vernon & Janis Webb 9303 Lone Star Rd. • Washington, TX 77880 (936) 878-2954

This space is available for your ranch listing!


From the Chairman of the Board As I write this letter, it’s down to the final planning stages of the TLBAA World Show. Cindy and I have gone to most of them since 1997, and it has always been one of the biggest highlights of the year. As Chairman of the Horn Showcase the last 3 years, I have learned what it takes to put on an event of this size. My hat goes off to Trigg and Traci Moore and all of the volunteers that make our World Show a great success! Our sponsors are what make this event so big, thank you for your support. Our office staff plans for months to make everything come together. Thanks to Kim and Pam from the Events Department, Myra, Coral, Troy and Laura from the Trails Magazine, Dana and Rick from the Registrations Department and Dawn and Amber from the Accounting Department. And a big THANK YOU to all of the members who are participating this year! The summer months seem to give me a chance to relax and consider things that need to be addressed. Now is a good time to load up your ice chest and put your favorite person in the Mule and take a drive out to the pasture to look at your herd. Cindy and I love this time of year because we have babies on the ground, and we can determine what kind of breeding season we had. How does their conformation look? Does it look like they may have early horn growth? We can look at our bulls and re-evaluate them. Did they produce the calf we strive for? Size? Color? As breeders, we strive to make the perfect cow or bull. I believe there are a lot of different reasons why we raise Texas Longhorns, but one thing we have in common is our love for this breed. Recently, a small group of Longhorn breeders formed a committee to try to unite the TLBAA Horn Showcase and TLMA Longhorn World Championship into one huge event in 2012. This would cut the cost of duplicate entries and travel expenses for all breeders. The prices of our sale cattle could increase. It has the possibility of rebuilding friendships. As members, we have to make some important decisions for the TLBAA in the near future. Do we want to move forward and put the past behind us? I believe that the TLBAA can and will become stronger if we unite in some events. Several board members have already met with this committee to state their concerns and heard some of the ideas. Several TLBAA Directors and I will meet with this committee and with the TLMA Directors in late June for further discussions. I encourage you to speak your mind about this very important issue. Contact me by phone or email. I want to hear your opinions. The Affiliate Princess Contest is a great way to get involved in your TLBAA Affiliate. For more details, turn to page 45 to see how to participate. Don’t forget to make plans for the Texas Longhorn Breeders Seminar July 29-30 in Fort Worth. You just might learn a thing or two! Thank you,

Brent

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TLBT OFFICER SPOTLIGHT

D OL D AN S E IP HTS R T G S ND RY NI A RS NT A U T S CO Name: Shelby Rooker TLBT Office: Intermediate Director Age: 12 years old Hometown: Boonsville, Texas School: Bridgeport Number of Years in the TLBT: 7 years

When and how did you become involved with the TLBT? I became involved when my family moved from Grapevine. My sister needed something to do so we started showing Texas Longhorns. I have been showing since I was 4 and I love every minute of it.

What is your favorite part of showing Longhorns? My favorite part is getting to know people, having fun with them, and showing Texas Longhorns.

What is the best advice about showing Longhorns you have received and from whom? My dad has given me the best advice. He tells me to set my animal right and quickly, then to look at the judge, and that it’s okay to have a little fun every now and then.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not showing Longhorns? I am usually tiring myself out with basketball, volleyball, cheer, piano, band, and maybe I will be able to add art to my busy schedule. Then I have my responsibilities like taking care of my animals. I have five dogs: Aslan, Bella, Alex, Star, and Rocky. We also have our herd of cattle and my cat, Hailey. I’m lucky that I can fit my homework into the middle of all this!

TLBT

President’s Message Dear TLBT Members, As World Show comes around the corner this month, we will be celebrating the finishing of another show season and looking forward to the next year. This has truly been a great year for the Texas Longhorn Breeders of Tomorrow. In one show season, we have created a new official logo that better represents the Longhorn cattle of today, brought in a new scholarship fund for graduating seniors called the Bright Future Scholarship Fund, applied the idea of a prize shop for the World Show, and many other things. I am quite sure that we will be seeing continued progress in the future as well. This is my last letter, and I would like to thank everyone who has made it possible for me to serve as your TLBT President. I would also like to specifically thank our TLBT Board of Directors. They worked diligently to serve our members all year. The continued effort of these individuals has been quite amazing to me. They are a very special group of people, and it was an honor to serve with them. I will treasure their friendships always. Also, a big thanks to our TLBT Advisors: Steve and Bodie Quary, Trigg and Traci Moore, Danny and Carole Phillips, and Steven Zunker for their help through the thick and thin. I really don’t know where we would be if we didn’t have such wonderful people willing to donate time from their busy lives to help us to accomplish things that we would never be able to do by ourselves. Thank you. It’s hard to believe that I will only be a TLBT member for a few more days. I will be attending Blinn College this year, but I will still be around and look forward to showing in the open division classes. I don’t think there is anything that can separate me from such a wonderful breed of cattle and the great people who raise them. Happy Trails,

Jacob Faske TLBT President

Mr. Frank Hevrdejs Mr. Frank Hevrdejs has been raising Texas Longhorns since 1998. He and his wife Michelle have about 100 Longhorns on their 265 acre farm near Brenham, Texas. After college Frank served in the US Army reserves for six years and spent one year on active duty achieving the rank of staff sergeant and battalion supply sergeant for the 306th PSYOPS Battalion of the 6th Army. In 1977 he moved to Texas with Baker International and quickly became a proud Texan. In 1981, he and his partner Gordon Cain started The Sterling Group which has owned and operated over 50 businesses in over 10 countries. In 2010, he decided to take a less active role at The Sterling Group so he could spend more time with his family, especially his three granddaughters. The TLBT theme for the year is “Stars and Stripes and Old Country Nights.” We will be honoring our troops this year. We would like to recognize all Longhorn breeders and those serving alongside them that have helped to protect our country and the freedoms that we enjoy. June 2011

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Submitted by Three Amigos APRIL 8-9, 2011 MARIETTA, OK AUCTIONEER: BRUCE MCCARTY PEDIGREES: DALE HUNT

Highlights 157 Registered Buyers Average Lot Sold for $3,014 Volume Buyers-Joe & Lorinda Valentine, Mike Casey, Bill Hudson $5,000 in door prizes were given away at the end of the sale. Numerous bids by phone Sale barn and auctioneer are already reserved for this event next year

Larry Stewart, Gardendale, TX; Buck Adams, Guthrie, OK; Bob Loomis, Marietta, OK

Kelly Geurin & Lane, Saint Jo, TX

Mike Bowman, Benton, KS; Kerry Mounce, Anna, TX

TOP SELLING LOTS :

$15,000 – BL PATTY SUE

Consigned by Bob & Pam Loomis Buyer – Bill Hudson

Steve & Bodie Quary, Prague, OK

$15,000 – BL RIO CANCAN Consigned by Bob & Pam Loomis Buyer – Joe & Lorinda Valentine

$14,500 – JP PRETTY SUGARPLUM Consigned by Roger & Connie Greer Buyer – Scott & Stacey Schumacher

Matt McGuire, Perry, OK; Stef Dickinson, Calhan, CO; Charlene Semkin, Perry, OK

$13,500– WIREGRASS MAGNOLIA Consigned by Larry & Denise Stewart Buyer – Mike Casey

Nora Gleason & Rex Mosser, Midway, TX

Dr. Bob Kropp, Perry, OK; Kent Harrell, Tulsa, OK Cody & Missy Moore, Stonewall, OK

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Jaymie Feldmann, Cedar Falls, IA

Photos by Randy Briscoe and Bodie Quary Texas Longhorn Trails


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Bruce Ollive (936) 674-5180

Donnie Taylor (936) 414-1401

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www.4TLonghorns.com Entry Deadline September 1, 2011 Please send a copy of the registration papers, $100 per heifer consignment fee, and this entry form to: Winchester Heifer Futurity 2011 2038 Marshall Ivy Road Huntington, Texas 75949 Heifer Information

Animal’s Name:

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April 29-30, 2011 Johnson City, tX host: red MCCoMbs

Red MccoMbs Fiesta sale &

baby doll HeiFeR sale

Lane Craft, Houston, TX; Alan Sparger, Comfort, TX

Highlights HEIFER SALE 18 Lots grossed $88,200 to average $4,900 FIESTA SALE 85 Lots grossed $299,400 to average $3,522 Total sales: 103 Lots grossed $387,600 to average $3,763 There were 132 registered buyers from 15 states Volume Buyers: Red McCombs Ranches W. D. Weirhausen Nancy Ince Frank & Michelle Hevrdejs Jim Hutchinson

W.D. Weirhausen, Wimberley, TX

John, Josh & Nathan Helm, Red Oak, TX

Sale Report Submitted by Red McCombs Ranches Photos by Laura Standley

✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯ HEIFER SALE HIGH SELLING LOT:

$18,000

Mike Casey, Nicasio, CA; Dan Tisdale, Bowie, TX

✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯ FIESTA SALE HIGH SELLING LOT:

✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯ OTHER HIGH SELLING LOTS: $14,000 – BL RIO DARLIN 823

Consignor: Bob & Pam Loomis. Buyer: Richard & Jeanne Filip.

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Sarah & Jim Hutchinson, Prescott, AZ

$19,500

LLL MAX’S MISS BE-HAVEN Consignor: Larry Stewart Buyer: Bow & Sylvia Carpenter

Joe Munsch, Emory, TX; Steve Jordan, Ardmore, OK; Joe Graddy, Cottonwood, AL

EOT KANSTAR’S ROSE Consignor: Roger Greer Buyer: McCombs Ranches

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Russell Fairchild, Stephenville, TX; Mike MacLeod, Palo Pinto, TX

OTHER HIGH SELLING LOTS: $15,000 – HUBBELLS RIO GORGEOUS

Consignor: Mark Hubbell. Buyer: John Helm.

$14,000 – BL RIO SUGAR Consignor: Bob Loomis. Buyer: Mike MacLeod. $11,000 – RM SUPER MISS Consignor: Craft Ranch. Buyer: Mike Casey. $9,000 – WORKING MAN’S LITTLE RED 5/4 Consignor: McCombs Ranches. Buyer: Jim Hutchinson.

Felix Serna, Kingsville, TX; Mark Hubbell, Hastings, MI

$9,000 Red & Charlene McCombs, Johnson City, TX

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– LLL CREAM PUFF Consignor: Bow & Sylvia Carpenter. Buyer: Chris Franklin. Texas Longhorn Trails


10:30 AM JUNE 25, 2011 BLACKSTONE, VA Blackstone Livestock Yard 170 Livestock Road • Blackstone, VA

www.willisbendlonghorns.com

Al Prince/ Don Grata Phone: 804-561-5779 Cells: 804-937-5779 • 804-241-9728 www.willisbendlonghorns.com

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brushes, scrub brushes for shampoo. Then implies showthere are some little things like wire cutters, manship and scissors for trimming; a leather hole punch that term implies a number of intangibles in case you need to re-size a show halter.” including personal appearance – grooming “Animals may get under the weather of both the animal and the showman. from traveling or a real dusty barn, so I alWhile the final touches occur on the day of ways like to keep an antibiotic or penicillin the show, the weeks and months of preparation leading up to the show are much more important. The exhibitor wants to display his or her animal to the best of its genetic potential, which means knowing that animal’s strengths as well as its weaknesses. The exhibitor’s skills in the show ring can maximize those strengths while minimizing weaknesses. Success starts at home, and it starts early with daily Russell Fairchild, Stephenville, TX shares his passion for showcare and grooming along with ing with his children, Tori and Dylan. halter breaking, proper nutriwith me. If they won’t drink, we use Vasetion and a lot of quality time in the pen line to put in their nose so they can’t smell with the animal. as well and they’ll drink better. If they get While the cattle we now called Texas the runs, a little bolus for the calves so they Longhorns were known for centuries, they won’t get puny while at the show. We alare one of the new kids on the block as a ways try to keep those in our show box.” registered breed. And during the first few “Kids need their number holders.” years of the registry, the cattle were not ex“I have a pair of clippers I always keep if hibited in show competitions. Given this I want to touch up an animal. We are able relatively brief history of showing, it is a bit to clip around their horns, their head, make surprising that certain showmen leading them look more feminine around the ears; the cattle today represent the second or to touch up if something is out of place or third generation in their families to exhibit not quite right.” the Longhorn breed. This is both a reflec“I do keep a cleaning type shampoo tion of their attachment to the breed and with me that’s for use with white horses or an indicator of their success. You don’t conwhite cattle if they get stained; I can clean tinue to do something if you don’t like it or those stains off before going into the show if you don’t experience a certain measure of ring. Quicksilver is one I use a lot. Most success. supplies you can pick up at a feed store; the The 2011 edition of the TLBAA World medicines I pick Show will have a cadre of these experienced showmen as well as a crop of excited newcomers, leading their heifers, cows, calves and young bulls, vying for the attention of the judge. The quality of the animal being shown is paramount, but the skill of the exhibitor can make a telling difference. We asked some successful exhibitors to tell what is in their show box – things they wouldn’t go to a show without – as well as some tips on showmanship. Russell Fairchild, now a successful real estate agent in Stephenville, Texas is a second-generation exhibitor of Texas Longhorns; his daughter Tori, 13, and son Dylan, 10 are the third generation. Russell senior, Liberty, TX, no longer shows, but he had an extended and successful career exhibiting the cattle. “We bring the things everybody brings,” Photo courtesy observed Russell, “ — curry combs, tail of Sullivan Supply

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up from a vet, of course.” “There’s another product – a blue gel – that’s used for animals that don’t want to eat or don’t want to drink. We carry plenty of feed and hay and a little bit of medicine in case one gets sick. You never want to change their feed; you want everything as close as possible as it is at home; what they’re used to. If there are any extra vitamins or additives that you’re adding at home, I bring them along, too. Sometimes we’ll bring beet pulp – we put that on top of their feed. What beet pulp does is, when they do drink water, it swells; makes their bellies more full.” Russell says the showman has to know his animal, and what works for one might not work for the next in the way they are set up. “If one is a little sickle hocked, we stretch him out a little bit to make him look like he is standing up straighter on that leg.” Animals with straighter legs won’t need to be stretched out as much. For a short-bodied animal, make him look longer by stretching the legs on the judge’s side. “If they have a neck that’s beautiful, very feminine and long, keep it straight forward and stretched out and SHOW how long that neck is. An animal with a shorter neck and a great set of horns, then I’ll turn that head to the judge; make sure she’s looking at the judge at all times, because then the judge won’t see that neck stretched completely out and determine truly how short it is. Also, since her horns are one of her assets, I want that judge to know, to look at her assets, to see what’s good about her. That’s my job – to put the best foot forward with that animal every time the judge is looking at her.” An animal that looks good and tracks good when walking out may look lazy and drop their back when standing, so the exhibitor has to learn to keep the back up, even, according to Russell, if it means making them move and walk out when the judge is looking. “He sees her moving out; he sees what he really likes about her instead of one of the things he’s not going to like, such as a weak loin.” “It’s very important for showmen to know their animal and where their faults are. There’s no such thing as a perfect animal, so we’ve got to know how to hide their faults and exploit their assets.” Showmen themselves need to be very presentable, Russell observed. “They need to have a stick that’s adequate in size. If they’re a smaller kid, don’t give them an adult-length stick; if they’re adult size – a six-foot boy out there – he June 2011

doesn’t need to have a little short one. Have a stick that’s proportional, that he can handle, that doesn’t make him or her look awkward in any way. You want everything to just look good.” “Also, I think kids need to learn how to relax. I don’t care if its horses you’re riding or cattle and you are showing, those animals can sense if you’re nervous or worked up, and they’re going to get worked up. You need to learn to be very relaxed, make all your movements very slow so you don’t spook your animals. Keep them as calm as possible by being as slow and gentle as you can be.” “Sometimes they can get you frustrated and you want to lose your composure, but the best showmen know how to keep their composure at all times.” Katie Dennis Daniel, of Coupland, Texas, and her sisters, Kari and Keely Dennis, are second generation exhibitors of Texas Longhorns. Katie developed a commanding resume of wins in both showing and showmanship while traveling to shows with her mother, Cindy Dennis.

Katie Dennis Daniel led the second generation of Daniels in the show ring. Her two sisters, Kari and Keely are still showing.

“I haven’t been showing for about the past seven years,” she said, “but as far as supplies or equipment, I don’t think we did anything different for the World Show than we did for any of the other shows. We had a favorite soap and shampoo that would clean the Longhorns really well overall without having to really scrub, but for the World Show, you wanted to have everything tip-top. You’d want to make sure that your show stick wasn’t bent and dented and mom would always buy new leather halters for the World Show; make sure they were nice and pristine and clean. But I don’t think we changed up any supplies. We would use a purple shampoo to make sure the whites were nice and shiny.” “Later in my show career, my mom bought one of those blow driers. We used normal tail combs and brushes. We didn’t do any of the aerosol soft sprays like some people would do” “Looking at showmanship overall,

showmanship prizes are given at the end of the show, and depending on the judge, some judges look at you only in that last showmanship class. But there are many who are judging showmanship throughout the entire day on your level of professionalism and showmanship with every animal. You have to make sure you treat every class like a showmanship class. You never know when the judge is looking, so no matter what you’re doing, always have a level of professionalism at the shows.” “When you are actually entering the ring, it is important to allow the judge adequate time to watch your animal. You shouldn’t just dart into the ring; you should wait until the judge is done looking at the animal in front of you, and you allow him the right amount of time to really watch your animal. You always greet him with a smile with great eye contact, holding your head high. I always felt it was good to not move too fast; to have kind of a moderate speed walking into the ring, not rushing your animal, so your animal looks its best. You go to your place and set up your animal as quickly as possible, and that really has to do with practice. The best animals will set up for you when you stop them, because you are constantly working with them.” “Again, holding your head high, making sure that your body is positioned, and where you are standing your animal allows the judge to have the best view of your animal. Even if they are on the opposite side, you want to make sure you are not obstructing that view; that you are not in the direct line of sight of your animal.” “Practice at home would focus on the speed of walking and keeping their head high; at the very beginning of training, we would also tie them up with their head high. There was a lot of practice – setting up, walking; setting up, walking; setting up, walking – just constantly. Those are all great ways to prepare.” “When you are showing a calf with a mature female, you need to make sure, when you set up, that the person showing the calf sets it up as well. If they are newborns, you don’t really bother setting them up, because they are going to move around a bunch. But as that calf matures, you want to set it up with your hands and make sure the calf is not blocking the view of the animal. When you are showing one that’s about to give birth, it’s always best on that profile view to have the outward leg a little further back so there is a great view of the udder.” “You have to know your animal; you have to know their weaknesses. You obvi-

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start. I competed in Gold Merit and ously try to maximize their strengths won three Gold Merit heifers; comand lower the chances of seeing their peted in Hall of Fame and won two weaknesses – or at least not make heifers; I won two more Ark La Tex their weaknesses look worse. You steers, and that’s kind of where I got kind of have to have a game plan my start with my herd. I’m lucky when you’re going into the ring, how enough to have exhibited cattle in you are going to exhibit that anieight states, and I have judged cattle mal.” in seven or eight states. I got my un“You should always know infordergraduate degree at Tarleton State mation about your animal; their University in Stephenville, Texas -birth date, if they are pregnant, how my Bachelor of Science degree in Anfar along they are; if the calf has been Julie Pack, College Station, TX, sitll tries to make a couple of imal Science. Then I went to Texas born, how old is the calf; who is its shows a year despite a hectic college schedule. Fort Worth” that turned out to be the World A&M, where I got a Master of Science in Resire; who is the dam and sire of the current Show. Julie’s cousin, Treva Bowdoin, was productive Physiology. I went back to Taranimal – there is a lot of information you showing a cow/calf pair, and when the class leton State University and got a second need to make sure you have memorized. was called, the young man who was supMaster of Science in Biology, and I am six Even if you are showing for someone else at posed to show the calf wasn’t there. “So days shy of completing my first year in Vetone show, you need to make sure you have they threw a show shirt on me and threw erinary School at Texas A&M.” that information.” me in the ring,” said Julie, “and the rest, as “I continue to show, but not nearly as Katie also said it is also very normal for they say, is history!” much as I used to when I was in high a judge to ask anatomy questions, so young “A couple of years later, we moved from school, but I try to make it to a couple of showmen need to study the charts and be the big city to the country, just up the road shows every year. My senior year in high prepared for a pop quiz. from my aunt and uncle. We were living in school, we made 18 shows, and I hauled The first Texas Longhorn show Julie China Spring and they were living in CrawPack ever attended was the 1996 TLBAA nearly that many to the World Show.” ford. They invited me to start showing with “I have a box of brushes, and I always World Show – and it was also the first time them, and I went to the Ark La Tex show in keep on hand a metal curry, a rubber curry, she ever exhibited a calf. 1998 – the first time they did the Ark La Tex a stiff brush and a calf baby brush. I try to Her aunt and uncle, Sue and Frank calf giveaway and I won my first heifer calf make sure they’re clean. I always keep a Bowdoin, invited her and her mother to from Mr. R.L. Slater. That’s where I got my what they called “a little Longhorn show in continued on pg. 40

Hoofing it to the World Show Cliff McGee has been trimming cattle hooves 21 years. Eighteen of those years, he has trimmed Longhorn cattle, and 2011 will mark the eighteenth year he has offered his service at the TLBAA World Show. McGee went to farrier’s school in Houston, and from 1966 to 1989, he only worked on horses, but he finds that trimming cattle hooves is much easier on the back. “You have to be big to shoe horses,” he said. “I’m tall enough, but I don’t have the big, stout legs. Shoeing is the hardest job in the world on your back.” “The internal structure of a horse’s foot and a cow’s foot is very, very similar, except just split it in half and make a half-shape coffin bone and so on. There was no doubt in my mind I could trim cattle; I didn’t have to have anyone show me how. I went and watched an old boy trim about eight one day. It sounds like a joke, but I’ve only watched eleven head trimmed, not counting Samuel Faske and my boy. I’ve trimmed sixty-some thousand, but that was me doing it instead of watching it. And of that 60,000, almost one-third of it is Longhorns!” Cliff is a former Ag teacher – three years in Southwestern Missouri, where he grew up, followed by three years at Paoli, Oklahoma, where he now lives. He found there was a need for a qualified cattle hoof trimmer in that area, and he had soon built up an appreciative clientele, trimming for vo-ag departments and dairies. “You look at the whole gamut of hoof trimming,” he said, “and dairy business is the biggest part of it. There are scattered beef trimmers all over the country and there are always a few who trim for show people, but when you look at true numbers, there are tens of thousands of dairy cattle that are trimmed every year. Some of the

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dairy references will tell you that 40% of the average herd needs to be trimmed at least once a year, so if you’ve got 200 head of cattle out there, according to them, at least 80 head need to be trimmed once a year. Some of those may need to be trimmed twice because they’ve got a little more foot problem. It’s a dollars-and-cents thing with the dairy people – they want their cows sound and milking good and reproducing and hopefully staying in the herd one more lactation.” Cliff had trimmed for a couple of Longhorn producers, and they invited him to set up at the Stillwater, Oklahoma show; that in turn earned him an invitation to the World Show in Fort Worth, where he has become a virtual fixture. “Years ago, when shows first started,” Cliff observed, “Longhorn people didn’t trim; they kind of left them natural. Then things got a little more sophisticated, a few of them started trimming and everybody followed along because it’s kind of hard to show one that’s a little unkempt alongside one that’s nice and neat. It evolved to where the majority of them are trimming now.” “There are two basic categories of cattle that need to be trimmed,” he said. “One is a soundness problem you’re trying to work on – maintenance of a crooked hoof or something. The other category is dressing them up, squaring them up for a show or sale, to simply make them a little more correct.” Cliff’s corrective techniques are applied in cases where the hooves are long and the toes cross a little bit; if they’re pigeon-toed or if they are toing in or out. “I can adjust toe length – which toe is the longest in proportion to the other – and adjust heel height to make the hocks push apart or come back together. With Longhorns, we hardly ever get one that is bow-legged in the back, but with a non-Longhorn breed, it’s not continued on pg. 40 Texas Longhorn Trails


Meet the Judge Marshall Ruble, 2011 World Show Judge By Henry King Popular cattle authority Marshall Ruble, Ames, Iowa, will return to Fort Worth for the seventh time to serve as judge in the TLBAA World Show, June 812, 2011. To say that Marshall Ruble is a cattleman is kind of like saying the Pope is Catholic. Ruble has been involved with livestock his entire life, having been born into an Iowa farming family. “We ran a diversified family farm,” he said. “We ran about 130 cows, finished about 600 head of hogs, and had about a 70-head ewe flock; most of the cattle work was done horseback. I grew up with cattle and horses on a fairly large family farm.” “I was in 4-H; showed all the way through high school – a little bit of purebreds, but mostly market cattle. I tried to do as much livestock judging as I could in high school and in college.” Marshall graduated from Iowa State University in 1978 and has been employed by that renowned institution for 32 years, where he manages the purebred cow herd as well as the cross-bred herd. His official title is Ag Research Station Superintendent. The Beef Teaching farm uses cattle for many teaching activities and merchandises seedstock, embryos and semen from the purebred herd. Their activities not only showcase the cattle, but also the Iowa State University undergraduate students. It is interesting to note that one of their purebred Angus herds includes cows that descend from the first Angus cow registered to Iowa State University in 1896. The Simmental herd is upgraded from the original 16 purebred cows purchased in 1984. Cattle from the purebred and crossbred herds are utilized in the teaching of classes such as Animal Science, Beef Cattle Management, Livestock Judging, Reproductive Physiology, Embryo Transfer, Beef Cattle Systems Management, and Merchandising. The beef teaching unit also supplies cattle for a number of outreach activities for 4-H, FFA, Block and Bridle, Ultrasound training and certification, AI training and certification and the Iowa June 2011

Cattlemen’s Scholarship Extravaganza. A Beef Seedstock Merchandising class gives students the opportunity to take part in every aspect of a production sale; students are in charge of design and preparation of the sale catalog, facilities setup, cattle preparation and sale day procedures. Every sale assembles the best heifers, bred heifers and cows the farm has to offer; there is also a yearly private treaty bull sale. “It is an interesting job,” Marshall says. Because of budget cuts, he has no full-time employees, but he has twelve students who work for him part-time. “My cell phone battery is about dead by three o’clock every afternoon,” he said. As if his demanding schedule at the University were not enough, Marshall also devotes considerable time to a variety of other cattle-related activities, including judging at anything from county fairs to state fairs. In addition to his several tours of duty at the TLBAA World Show, he has judged the Fort Worth Stock Show, the Houston Stock Show, the Kansas City Royal, the National Western in Denver, the Tulsa State Fair and State Fairs in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Minnesota and Iowa. And he hasn’t forgotten how to exhibit a steer. He has participated in the Governor’s Annual Steer Show, which has been a part of the Iowa State Fair for nearly three decades. After the steers are shown, they are then sold at auction. Celebrities from government, media, business and academia compete as exhibitors in the event, which raises money for Des Moines, Iowa City and Sioux City Ronald McDonald Houses. The houses provide a “home away from home” for families of seriously ill children being treated at area hospitals. The charity event is sponsored by the Iowa Beef Industry Council and the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association. Marshall has served as President of the Iowa Simmental Association and the Iowa Beef Breeds Association and on the board of the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association. He is currently on the board of the Iowa Cat-

tlemen Foundation. He is on the board that governs the Iowa Beef Expo in February, where they sell about eleven breeds of cattle during the week of Expo. Sales last year totaled right at $2 million – “A pretty big event,” he said. He helps at a number of other auctions, and maintains a Web site (rublecattleservices.com) where people can list their cattle, genetics or whatever they have for sale. “We try to put buyer and seller together,” he said. Marshall has been married to Patricia since 1979, and they are the parents of two sons, Jeremie and Sam. Both boys showed Texas Longhorn cattle nationally while in high school. Sam showed for Dale and Bev Sorem, Nevada, Iowa, and Jeremie for Howard and Jan Sears, Leon, Iowa. “They traveled together, competing against each other,” said their proud dad. “They showed all over the United States, and they were very successful in youth and open shows. Both were scholarship award winners, and at the World Show, Sam was National Champion Showman two years as a senior. They graduated from Iowa State University with Animal Science degrees. Jeremie now works for the American Simmental Association as a field man; his territory is from the Mississippi River east. Sam has a few cows of his own and lives in Southern Iowa; he works for an Iowa State Research farm that has about 450 purebred Angus cows.” Between his job in the Beef Teaching Unit, his “free time” efforts with a variety of cattle groups, serving as judge at prestigious cattle venues, assisting at livestock auctions, maintaining a cattle marketing Website, handling the sales of his birthweight estimator for calves, and tending to his own cattle, Marshall Ruble is one busy cattleman.

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MIDWEST LONGHORN SALE April 22-23, 2011 WINFIELD, KS AUCTIONEER: JOEL LEMLEY SALE HOSTS: MIKE AND DEBBIE BOWMAN SALE MANAGEMENT: LEMLEY AUCTION SERVICES

Highlights

Submitted by Mike Bowman I would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2011 Midwest Longhorn Sale this year. We had a tremendous sale this year and had 126 registered buyers representing 21 states this year. The sale was live on the internet on www.cattleusa.com and there were several cattle purchased on the internet again this year. We started off the 2011 Midwest Longhorn Sale by selling a donation lot for the TLBT Bright Futures Scholarship fund. The heifer calf was donated by El Coyote Ranch,  and she sold several times and the total donations totaled $10,400.00! The average's posted below do not include the donation lot or any PO's or scratches. I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend at this Longhorn event.

Catalogue Cattle----109 Lots Top 10 Lots brought from $10,000 to $21,000 averaging $14,500! 96 Registered Cows sold and averaged $3,500 each! Volume Buyer: Frank & Michelle Hevrdejs, Dr. Joseph & Cynthia Graham, Bill & Judy Meridith, Mike & Kim MacLeod and Joe & Lorinda Valentine

Photos by Laura Standley

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Mike Bowman, Benton, KS; Joseph Graham, Joplin, MO

HIGH SELLING COW/CALF PAIR:

Kim & Mike MacLeod, Palo Pinto, TX

21,000

EOT OUTBACK GLORIA & HEIFER CALF AT SIDE A 78 1/4" T2T Boomerang C P daughter consigned by Mike & Debbie Bowman Buyer: Mike & Kim MacLeod

HIGH SELLING BRED COW:

$17,000

WS MIDNIGHT A 67 1/2" T2T Jamoca daughter consigned by Tom Smith Buyer: Allen/Filip Partnership

HIGH SELLING HEIFER PAIR:

$14,000

SDR FANTOMS CINNAMON & HEIFER CALF AT SIDE An over 50" T2T Fantom Chex daughter consigned by Dave Hovingh Buyer: Bill & Judy Meridith

HIGH SELLING BRED HEIFER:

$13,750

LC MARTHA WHITE A 62 1/2" T2T LC Bladen daughter consigned by Bill & Jo Le'AN Buyer: Alexandra Dees

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2ND HIGH SELLING COW/CALF PAIR $16,000- RRR MISS BECCA

307 & HEIFER CALF AT SIDE. A 74" T2T Impact's Rear Admiral daughter consigned by Roger & Connie Greer. Buyer: Joe & Lorinda Valentine.

3RD HIGH SELLING COW/CALF PAIR $14,000-CK DIXIE NICOLE & BULL CALF AT

SIDE. A 77 3/8" T2T CK River's Flush daughter consigned by Mike & Debbie Bowman. Buyer: Frank & Michelle Hevrdejs.

2ND HIGH SELLING BRED COW/HEIFER $16,000-WORK IT BCB. A 62" T2T 2008

Working Man Chex daughter consigned by Brent & Cindy Bolen. Buyer: Frank & Michelle Hevrdejs.

3RD HIGH SELLING BRED COW/HEIFER $11,250-PC MISS DIXIE CLASSIC.

A 68" T2T 2006 PC Dixie's Legend daughter consigned by Helm Cattle Co. Buyer: Red McCombs.

2ND HIGH SELLING HEIFER PAIR $12,000-RP DANCING FOR GOLD & HEIFER

CALF AT SIDE. A 62 3/4" T2T Boomerang C P granddaughter consigned by Mike & Debbie Bowman. Buyer: Bill & Judy Meridith.

3RD HIGH SELLING HEIFER PAIR $5,800-WS RISING STAR & BULL CALF AT SIDE. A 58 1/2" T2T Tejas Star daughter consigned by Tom Smith. Buyer: Rick Friedrich. 2ND HIGH SELLING BRED HEIFER $3,750-SHEZA BUZZ. A Buzz Saw daugh-

ter consigned by Tommy Peterson. Buyer: Bill & Judy Meridith.

3RD/4TH HIGH SELLING BRED HEIFER $3,500-AUZZIE'S GRAND DELIGHT.

An Auzzie EOT 31/5 daughter consigned by Warren & Cathy Dorathy. Buyer: Quentin and Vera Soames.

$3,500-DONOVAN'S GRANDE EOT 921. A Donovan EOT 468 daughter consigned by Mike & Debbie Bowman. Buyer: Brent & Cindy Bolen. Texas Longhorn Trails


Gary Lake, Calhan, CO; Roger Greer, Iredell, TX

Frank & Michelle Hevrdejs, Brenham, TX

Don Schouten, Latham, KS; TLBAA's Troy Robinett

Jeanne & Richard Filip, Fayetteville, TX Dave Hovingh, Allendale, MI; Mike Bowman, Benton, KS; TLBAA Chairman of the Board Brent Bolen, Lufkin, TX

Bill & Judy Meridith, Wellington, KS

Red McCombs, Johnson City, TX

Dusty Leonard, Marysville, KS; TLBAA Board Member Jim Rombeck, Home, KS; Ethan Loos, Columbus, IL

TLBAA Board Member Richard & Linda Spooner, Stonewall, OK June 2011

Alexandra Dees, Harper, OR; Jo & Bill Le'AN, Humansville, MO; Debbie Bowman, Benton, KS

Evelyn Rasmussen, Houston, TX; Sharon Adams, Guthrie, OK

Rick Friedrich, Houston, TX

Tommy Peterson, Buffalo, MO; Mike McClanahan, Lees Summit, MO Ursula & John Allen, Harper, TX

Joe & Lorinda Valentine, Marlin, TX

Brent Bolen, Lufkin, TX; Kathy Kittler, Carlisle, AR Rebecca Rhodes, Russellville, MO; Bill Davidson, Chandler, OK

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Open to All Longhorn Breeders

Schedule of Events LOCATION: The Palace Room 2525 Rodeo Plaza Fort Worth, TX 76164 TIME: 8:00am-5:00pm 8:00 am Registration 9:00 am Welcome / Brent Bolen (Donuts and coffee provided) Master of Ceremonies / Dr. Bob Kropp 9:30 am The Marketplace: What is the buying public demanding from Longhorn Breeders (Buyers Panel) Moderator: Joel Lemley Panelists: John Oliver Buck Adams Rick Friedrich Justin Rombeck Roger Greer Tom Billingsley Mike MacLeod Kent Harrell 11:00 am Hired Hands Website Molly Clubb 12:00 pm Lunch (provided) Exhibits/if you would like to exhibit your ranch please contact Kim Barfield at kim@tlbaa.org or 817-625-6241

LOCATION: Cooper’s Bar-B-Que 301 Stockyards Boulevard Fort Worth, TX 76164-8206 TIME: 8:00am-6:00pm 8:00 am Welcome / Brent Bolen (Coffee & Donuts) Master of Ceremonies / Dr. Bob Kropp 9:00 am Speaker: Julie Pack Topic: Judging Characteristics of Texas Longhorns 10:00 am Speaker: H D Britton, Texas Southwest Cattle Raisers Association Topic: Branding/Theft Prevention 11:00 am Speaker: Dr. Steven Wikse, Professor and Beef Cattle Extension Veterinarian (Retired) Topic: Herd Health Nutrition 12:00 pm Lunch 1:00 pm Speaker: Max Dow, DVM, Texas Animal Health Commission Topic: Trichomoniasis Testing/Requirements for Cattle Changing Ownership

1:00 pm Friends of the Fort Worth Herd Kristin Jaworski

2:00 pm Speaker: Donnie Taylor Topic: Horn Measuring

2:00 pm Producing Texas Longhorns for the Marketplace (Breeder Panel) Moderator: Dr. Bob Kropp Panelists: Ron Marquess Alan Sparger Carla Payne Felix Serna Darol Dickinson (DVD) Joe Valentine Jimmy Jones Dick Lowe Bob Loomis Mark Hubbell Charlene Semkin

3:00 pm Speaker: Dr. Steven Wikse, Professor and Beef Cattle Extension Veterinarian (Retired) Topic: Herd Health Management

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4:00 pm Speaker: Dustin T. Dean, Sexing Technologies Topic: Sexing Semen 5:00 pm Speaker: Elmer Rosenberger/Robert Richey/ Jim Bulger Topic: H.O.R.N.S. Texas Longhorn Trails


Sponsors

June 2011

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October 15, 2011 Fort Worth, TX Sponsored by the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America Name of TLBAA Member: __________________________________ TLBAA#

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Name of Animal: __________________________________________ TLBAA# ______________ _____ Heifer _____ Cow _____ Pair (No Bulls Accepted) OCV Vaccinated Yes ___ No ___ Picture of Animal _______ DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: AUGUST 1, 2011 Consignment Fees ($325 per head with 5% commission): _____________ ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS: Must have completed transfer application, original TLBAA certificate, completed consignment form and quality photo in TLBAA office by August 1st. Consignment fees will not be refunded on animals pulled from the sale. BREEDING INFORMATION Cow Exposed To ________________________________ From __________ To ____________ Bull’s Name

Cow Exposed To ________________________________ From __________ To ____________ Bull’s Name

Calf at Side Information:

Sex ________________

Date Calved ____________

Sired by______________________________________________ COMMENTS ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ WAIVER/CONSENT FORM (This form must be signed and returned in order to complete your consignment) The Horn Showcase Sale (HSS) assumes no responsibility for any guarantee made by the consignor. All guarantees are strictly between the consignor (seller) and the buyer. HSS is not responsible for the health or safety of any animal consigned to the sale. This includes loss of life, loss by theft or other perils. All consignors must comply with the rules and regulations. The undersigned hereby agrees to conditions of the sale and agrees that all guarantees are between seller and buyer. The undersigned further agrees to indemnify and hold harmless HSS, sale employees and duly authorized representatives from any and all claims, demands, causes of action or liabilities of any nature which may arise from or in any way relate to the Horn Showcase Sale. The undersigned agrees that if the buyer is unable to accept delivery because of Interstate health requirements, the consignor, not HSS or its management, shall be responsible for refund or adjustment.

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THIS FORM MUST BE ATTACHED TO ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE WITH COMPLETED TRANSFER FORM. M A N A G E D B Y T H E T E X A S L O N G H O R N B R E E D E R S A S S O C I AT I O N O F A M E R I C A S A L E S M A N A G E M E N T D I V I S I O N P. O . B o x 4 4 3 0 • F o r t W o r t h , T X 7 6 1 6 4 • ( 8 1 7 ) 6 2 5 - 6 2 4 1 Kim Barfield - ext 119 • kim@tlbaa.org


October 13-16, 2011 • Fort Worth, TX A self-funding event by the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America For consignment & sponsorship check out CAN’T MAKE IT TO FORT WORTH??

BRED & OWNED DIVISION

You can still be a 2011 Horn Showcase Winner!! TLBAA is offering satellite measuring across the nation. Check out www.tlbaa.org or contact the TLBAA today for more info. All exhibitors must be members of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America. All animals must be registered with the TLBAA. A copy of the animal’s registration certificate and entry fee of $100 for each category entered must accompany entry form for each animal. A photograph must be included with each entry to be entered. A photograph can be e-mailed to kim@tlbaa.org

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For a $50 entry fee, if you are the breeder and owner of an entry, you may enter this additional category. One winner per age class.

DIVISIONS Category:

totaL HorN, tIP to tIP & CoMPoSIte HorN Bull & Female Divisions

Division I: Division II: Division III: Division IV: Division V: Division VI: Division VII:

oct. 31, 2010 - Nov. 1, 2009 oct. 31, 2009 - Nov. 1, 2008 oct. 31, 2008 - Nov. 1, 2007 oct. 31, 2007 - Nov. 1, 2006 oct. 31, 2006 - Nov. 1, 2004 oct. 31, 2004 - Nov. 1, 2001 Nov. 30, 2001 & before Steer Division

ENTRY DEADLINE: SEPT. 8, 2011 IN OFFICE

Division VIII

Born 2005 & before

✔ NO LATE ENTRIES ✔ NO SUBSTITUTIONS ✔ SCRATCHES WILL

ENTRY FORM

NOT BE REFUNDED

Exhibitor’s Name__________________________________________________

✔(No HEALTH PAPERS Exceptions) ✔ NO TRICH TEST ON

Exhibitor’s TLBAA# _____________ Animal’s TLBAA # _________________

EXHIBITION BULLS

FOR MORE INFORMATION: TEXAS LONGHORN BREEDERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA P.O. Box 4430 • Fort Worth, TX 76164

Kim Barfield – 817/625-6241 Co-Chair: Brent Bolen 936/639-6590 Co-Chair: Dawn Divinia 972/890-8891

Animal’s Name __________________________________________________ Date of Birth ________ Division as specified above _____________________ $100 PER CATEGORY ENTRY CATEGORIES: TOTAL HORN TIP–TO–TIP COMPOSITE HORN Eligibility for composite horn category requires entry in tip-to-tip and total horn categories

$50 BRED & OWNED DIVISION FORM OF PAYMENT: CASH CHECK Credit Card # ___________________________ VISA

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October 13-16, 2011 • Fort Worth, TX A self-funding event by the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America

INTRODUCTION

SHOW REQUIREMENTS

The annual Horn Showcase has been established by the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America (TLBAA). The Horn Showcase is the vehicle whereby quality TLBAA registered Texas Longhorn cattle from throughout the world come together for the prestige of appearing in the Horn Showcase. The Horn Showcase is expected to bring together the very best TLBAA Texas Longhorn cattle in the established divisions to showcase the breed for cattlemen and potential cattlemen from all walks of life. The animal divisions and the Rules and Regulations governing the TLBAA Horn Showcase were formulated by the TLBAA Rules and Regulations Committee trusting that breeder integrity will allow for simplicity in the rules.

Membership Requirements: Owners of cattle must be members in good standing with TLBAA to participate as exhibitors in the Horn Showcase. Proof of Registration: Show management must inspect the registration certificate or photocopy thereof for each animal entered in a show. All animals will be subject to positive identification at arrival and throughout the show. Show List: Show management must publish a show list (catalog) of entries including each animal by class, entry number, name, TLBAA registration number, date-of-birth, and owner. The show list is to be made available to all exhibitors at a show. Alteration of Physical Features: Alteration of an animal’s horns by cosmetic and/or surgical changes are deemed unethical and will be grounds for disqualification. Some examples are, but not limited to, the weighting of horns and sanding and polishing of horns. Violations of these rules will be grounds for removal from competition by Horn Showcase management and forfeiture of all fees. Production Requirement: Any female 36 months of age or older must have had at least one registered TLBAA calf, be nursing a calf at side or be confirmed pregnant by palpation, ultrasound or BioPRYN blood test conducted 60 days past breeding and be so noted on a health certificate signed by a veterinarian and furnished to the show office. Method of Showing: Entries will be shown in one, two or all three categories: Tip-To-Tip, Total Horn & Composite Horn. Eligibility for Composite Horn category requires entry in Tip-To-Tip and Total Horn categories. Unmanageable Animals: All show entries are expected to be manageable. Should an animal become unmanageable, the show management shall have the right and responsibility to remove such animal from competition, and all entry and stalling fees shall be forfeited. Measuring Method: Tip-To-Tip – the distance between the outside tips of the horns will be measured. Total Horn – the distance from the tip of one horn down along the back side of that horn across the back of the poll and up the backside of the other horn to the tip. Composite Horn – consist of the sum total of three horn measurements: 1) Tipto-Tip measurement, 2) Total Horn measurement and 3) Base of Horn measurement, measured as the circumference of the base of both horns. The Horn Showcase arena personnel will perform all of the sorting /movement of cattle to and from the arena. No owner/handler/groomer will be allowed into any area where cattle are being sorted or holding for entry or exiting the arena unless individual specific permission is granted by the Horn Showcase arena personnel. To ensure the safety of the animals and personnel during horn measurement, when deemed necessary by Horn Showcase arena personnel, an immobilizer may be used to facilitate the safety of cattle and arena personnel. NO EXCEPTIONS.

GENERAL INFORMATION Sponsor: The TLBAA will sponsor and manage the affairs of the Horn Showcase. When Held: The Horn Showcase is to be held annually. The Horn Showcase will be held in conjunction with any other event that the TLBAA Board of Directors establish. The TLBAA Board of Directors shall establish and publish the date of the Horn Showcase. Where Held: The Horn Showcase will be held in Fort Worth, Texas (upon the discretion of the Horn Showcase Committee and the Board of Directors) which is in the central part of the United States in an area served by interstate highways, convenient air traffic, plentiful lodging nearby, adequate media, and non-restrictive animal health regulations. The show site facilities should accommodate the expanding number of entries in the Horn Showcase. The facility should be well ventilated and watered. To facilitate TLBAA members a great distance from Fort Worth, TX, the TLBAA may establish additional locations for the purpose of measuring horns for the annual Horn Showcase. All measurement results and entry fees from these additional Horn Showcase measurement locations must be received by TLBAA on or before entry deadline. Horn Showcase chairmen or designated TLBAA representative must be present to verify and record official measurements. Cattle Eligible To Compete: TLBAA Registered Texas Longhorn cattle meeting the age criteria and other conditions for a respective division are eligible. Any animal with a pending registration at the time the entry application is submitted shall be allowed to show only upon presentation of a photocopy, facsimile, or original TLBAA registration certificate by or on the day of the show. The original owner of the clonal family (cell line), including partnerships or legal entities, is entitled to exhibit only one entry of that clonal family (cell line), including the donor registered Longhorn. Any other owners of members of said clonal family (cell line) may exhibit only one member of that clonal family (cell line). The offspring of clones will have no restrictions or limits. Title Reserved for Winners: The winners of each class within the approved divisions will be declared “TLBAA Horn Showcase Champion Texas Longhorn.”


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES TEXAS TWISTER - $1,000

$4,500

MOSSY HORN-

★ 4 full page or 12 - 1/3 color ads within the sponsorship pages in the Trails magazine beginning September 2011 ★ A full page ad in Showcase program ★ 3 hanging banners at the Showcase ★ Ranch exhibit space at the Showcase ★ Special recognition at all events ★ Special HS logo to run on all ads if desired ★ Name listed on all HS literature: Trails, press eleases, etc.

LEAD STEER -

$3,000

★ 2 Full page or 6 – 1/3 color ads within the sponsorship pages in the Trails magazine beginning September 2011 ★ 100 Overruns of one of the full-page ads to use as a marketing resource ★ A 1/2 page ad in Showcase program ★ 2 hanging banners at the Showcase ★ Special recognition at all events ★ Special HS logo to run on all ads if desired ★ Name listed on all HS literature: Trails, press releases, etc.

★ A 1/3 pg color ad within the sponsorship pages in the Trails magazine beginning September 2011 ★ A 1/3 page ad in the Showcase Program ★ A Hanging Banner at Showcase ★ Special recognition at all events ★ Name listed on all HS literature: Trails, press releases, etc. BRUSH POPPER - $500 ★ A 1/6 page color ad page in the Trails magazine beginning September 2011 ★ A 1/4 page ad in the Showcase Program ★ Space for a banner ★ Special recognition at all events RAWHIDER -

$250

★ A Sale Pen color ad within sponsorship pages in the Trails magazine beginning September 2011 ★ A business card size ad in the Showcase Program ★ Special recognition at all events DRAG RIDER -

For more information on these packages, contact Kim Barfield at (817) 625-6241.

$75

★ A breeders guide ad size ad in the Showcase Program ★ Special recognition at all events

YES! I WANT TO SPONSOR THE 2011 TLBAA HORN SHOWCASE! NAME: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________TLBAA# ____________________________ ADDRESS: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ CITY ____________________________________________________________STATE __________ZIP __________________PHONE ________________________________________

SPONSORSHIP LEVEL: ❑ MOSSY HORN $4,500 ❑ LEAD STEER $3,000 ❑ TEXAS TWISTER $1,000 ❑ BRUSH POPPER $500 ❑ RAWHIDER $250 ❑ DRAG RIDER $75 FORM OF PAYMENT:

❑ CASH

❑ CHECK

Mail or Fax Form to: Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America P.O. Box 4430 • Fort Worth, TX 76164 Fax: (817) 625-1388 Phone: (817) 625-6241

❑ CREDIT CARD# ____________________________________________________________________________ CARD TYPE: VISA MASTERCARD DISCOVER EXP. DATE:_______________ CID# ____________ NAME ON CARD: ______________________________________________________________________________

SATELLITE MEASURINGS October 1, 2011 CONTACT: Chad Smith cg.smith@ndsu.edu (701) 590-9073 HOST: Gordon Howie Ranch, Rapid City, SD

October 8, 2011 CONTACT: Alexandra Dees (541) 358-8787 HOST: CR Longhorns, Harper, OR

October 8, 2011 CONTACT: Mark Stuck bcrstuck@hotmail.com (540) 272-2564 (540) 752-6831 HOST: Nel-Tam Longhorns, Richland, PA


MEET BULL WHIP… AT 27 MONTHS & 64-1/2” TTT DOB 1/30/2009 Top Caliber x Crock (HCR x Wok)

WITH BACK-SWEPT HORNS, A LARGE FRAME AND HEAVY BASE * In with some of my best heifers like these * SAND HILLS RANCH (Dora Thompson) Mansfield, LA 318-872-6329

echoofambush@aol.com www.sandhillsranch.com Thanks Mr. McGill !!!

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Texas Longhorn Trails


South Texas Longhorn Association Cavenders

The TLBAA is proud to announce that we will kick off the World Show this year with a parade. June 7th we will start our 1.5 mile procession through the streets of the Historical Stockyards. We will prepare at the 2 acre property owned by the Foundation at 11:00 am.

Triple R Ranch

Sponsors Texas S Longhorns Lone Wolf Ranch Jay & Suzanne Faske Danny & Merrilou Russell Dr. Lee & Linda Ragains Larry & Glen Smith

Thurmond Longhorns West Texas Longhorn Asssociation

Gulf Coast Texas Longhorn Association East Texas Longhorn Association

Friday, June 10, 2011

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 8:00 am-4:00 pm Move In 8:00 am................Vendor Move In 4:00 pm ..............TLBT Officer and Directors Meeting 6:00 pm ..............Annual Barn Party

Thursday, June 9, 2011 8:30 am. ..............Cattle to Make Ready 8:45 am................TLBT Ring Procedure Meeting 9:00 am................Opening Ceremonies and Youth Affiliate March 9:00 am................Vendors open 9:15 am................Pee Wee Showmanship 9:30 am................National Youth Show- John Justin Arena 9:30 am................Quiz Bowl Open (Through Conclusion of Sr. Showmanship)

9:30 am................Prize Shop (Open until 30 minutes after the conclusion of Sr. Showmanship)

June 2011

8:00 am -11:00 am..Gold Merit 8:30 am................Free Cattle Must Have Numbers in Place 9:00 am................Vendors Open 9:00 am-1:00 pm..Prize Shop 9:00 am................Free Cattle Division—John Justin Arena 11:00 am-12:00 pm..Livestock Judging—John Justin Arena 1:00 pm-3:00 pm TLBT General Membership Meeting 3:00 pm ..............Select Sr. Marketing Sale 4:00 pm ..............Flag Presentation and Breeder Memorial Trophy Steer Show—John Justin Arena 7:00 pm ..............Awards Banquet

Saturday, June 11, 2011 8:30 am................Haltered Division Make Ready 9:00 am................Vendors Open 9:00 am................Haltered Division—John Justin Arena One hour after the completion of the haltered show: Board Meeting—Coburn Room

NO Cattle will be released before the end of the Haltered Division Show Sunday, June 12, 2011 All Cattle must be off of the premises by 12:00 pm

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SponSorShip packageS $7500

Full page color ad within the Trails magazine 3 months of consecutive on-line business card ad on TLBAA Web site Full page ad in World Show program book Space for banner in arena 1 booth exhibit space 4 banquet tickets 2 parking passes

$5000 2 - Full page color ads within the Trails magazine 3 months of consecutive on-line business card ad on TLBAA Web site 1 year on-line Breeders Guide on TLBAA Web site Full page ad in World Show program book 1 banner 1 booth exhibit space 4 banquet tickets 2 parking passes

Full page color ad within the Trails magazine Full page ad in World Show program book Space for banner in arena 1 booth exhibit space 4 banquet tickets 1 parking pass

$1500 1/6 page color ad within the Trails magazine 2 months of consecutive on-line business card ad on TLBAA Web site 1 year on-line Breeders Guide on TLBAA Web site 1/6 page ad in World Show program book Space for banner in arena 2 banquet tickets 1 parking pass

$4000 Full page color ad within the Trails magazine 1/4 page color ad within the Trails magazine 3 months of consecutive on-line business card ad on TLBAA Web site 1 year on-line Breeders Guide on TLBAA Web site 1/2 page ad in World Show program book 1 banner 4 banquet tickets 1 parking pass

$3000 1/2 page color ad within the Trails magazine 1/6 page color ad within the Trails magazine 1 month of consecutive on-line business card ad on TLBAA Web site 1 year on-line Breeders Guide on TLBAA Web site 1/2 page ad in World Show program book Space for banner in arena 4 banquet tickets 1 parking pass

$4500

1/6 page color ad within the Trails magazine 1/6 page ad in World Show program book Space for banner in arena 2 banquet tickets 1 parking pass

$1000

$500 1/6 page ad in World Show program book Space for banner in arena 2 banquet tickets 1 parking pass

$150 Breeders guide size ad in World Show program book Space for banner in arena 1 banquet ticket

$75 Breeders guide size ad in World Show program book Space for banner in arena


Nebraska Texas Longhorn Association

Delwin Smeal, President • (402) 568-2353 The Nebraska State Fair world qualifying Longhorn show will be held in Grand Island, NE. on Sunday Aug 28th at 9:00 a.m. Our cattle and show will be indoors in the “Red Barn” this year. This year there will be a non-world qualifying class for yearling bulls. Entries are due on Friday Aug 5th online at www.statefair.org or postmarked no later than Aug 5th. Contact-Delwin & Vicki Smeal at 402-568-2353. The N.T.L.A. 30th Annual Longhorn Sale will be held Saturday October 29, 2011 at 10:00 am at the Beatrice Livestock Auction, Beatrice, NE. We will accept non-catalog Longhorn cattle again this year. We will again award $500. in premiums to each Champion-Senior Cow, Junior Cow, Heifer, Bull, and Pen of 3 heifers. This year we will only accept heifers in our Pen of 3 consigments, and they will sell as 3 times the money. The Pen of 3 heifers are heifer calves born in 2011. Sale consignments received by July 1 are eligible for free advertising. We’re accepting sale consignments now through September 1st. Send consignments to Bonnie Damrow, 11900 S. 12th St., Roca, NE 68430; email to brdamrow6@aol.com. The consignment form and sale catalog is on the sale barn website-www.Beatrice77.net. The sale will be shown live on the same website. Sale contacts: Delwin Smeal, President 402-568-2353, Larry Long, Vice President 308-532-2469, Rodger & Bonnie Damrow 402-4235441. N.T.L.A. memberships are due each year in January. Dues are: Youth $5, Associate $10, Active $15/member, Lifetime membership $150. New members are always welcome. Please mail membership dues to Bonnie Damrow, 11900 S 12th St.; Roca, NE 68430.

Texas Longhorns Australia

John Bastardi, President • Ph 02 - 6734 5320 At the moment our Association is gearing up towards what will be our second annual sale. It is being held at Gunnedah in New South Wales Australia on the 12th June 2011. In Australia that weekend is the Queens Birthday long weekend and our Association hold sit that weekend because it allows our members to travel the long distances that many have to travel to get here. Last year our members Gordon & Desley Davidson travelled nearly 1,200 kilometres to come to the dinner, meeting and sale. Our numbers for the sale are slightly lower this year with approximately 40 head available for sale. We have some very good quality purebred USA registered females for sale as well as some terrific USA registered bulls from a quality 9 year old bull by Superman down to a 9 month old calf with Cowboyman breeding. Our Association presently has 57 members and already we have a total of over 40 members and family coming to our Saturday night dinner. Longhorns have been in Australia for over 20 years and the Texas Longhorns Australia Inc members are working to be the leaders in promoting this magic breed of cattle in Australia. A special feature of our sale this year will be the Trophy Steer Competition. We are very excited about this feature as it will enable the visitors to the sale an opportunity to see some great trophy steers. Many people wouldn’t have seen steers with the wide spans that Texas Longhorns can exhibit. All in all it promises to be a great get-together mid June 2011.

ARK LA TEX

Dave Overdorf, President • (936) 637-9277 Each spring the ARK LA TEX Affiliate of the TLBAA ask fellow longhorn ranchers for a peek of their cattle operation. This year, after inviting the TLBGCA affiliate members to join us, we headed down the trail to the El Coyote Ranch outside of Kingsville, TX. We were welcomed with great hospitality! Friday night Felix Serna met us at the famous restaurant in Baffin Bay (East of Riviera, Texas), called King's Inn. It has been there since 1945. We dined on the specialties of the house; sliced avocado salad, onion rings, shrimp, oysters and catfish. In case you haven’t figured us out yet, we look for good food wherever we go! When we arrived at El Coyote Ranch Saturday morning, we were greeted by Felix, his daughter and right hand gal, Della and several cowhands eager to make sure that we were starting the day off right. They had a large flatbed trailer with benches and refreshments ready for our tour. Felix even had caps and visors the keep the sun out of our eyes. It was a beautiful day to look at cattle, the wind was mild and the sun was shining. We spent the entire morning looking at their Longhorn program that has been in operation for more years than I have been on this earth. We looked at color, udders, conformation, horn length, we studied pedigrees, and we asked a lot of questions. Felix and Della sure know their stuff! After a grand lunch spread of beans, beef fajita meat, jalapeno pepper potatoes and delicious desserts, we were educated by Dr. Glen Wilkinson and Dr. Bob Kropp on the protocols of heat detection and synchronization of heifers and cows. Synchronizing estrus is a way to condense the breeding cycle into a tighter timeframe for artificial insemination and natural breeding. Even if we don’t artificially inseminate our own cattle, we will know what our vets and techs are doing and why. TLBAA Director Donnie Taylor and Felix then showed us how to measure horns. We got to see first hand how the folks at El Coyote Ranch work their cattle. There has been a lot of thought put into their holding pens, alleyway and working chute. The cows were brought in and tightened up, then measured. Smooth and easy! The rest of the afternoon was spent visiting and touring a little more of the ranch, including the beautiful horse barn and the trophy rooms filled to the rim with buckles, ribbons and photographs. Thank you Felix and Della and all of the cowboys at El Coyote Ranch for all you do for the breed and breeders alike! Now is a good time to start making plans to attend the 2011 Texas Longhorn Breeders Seminar, July 29-30 in Fort Worth. There will be a bunch of good information for all of us. From marketing our cattle to looking out for their health needs. So don’t miss out! Until next time, help your neighbor! June 2011

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NEWS On the Trail...

Chisholm Trail Longhorn Beef Provides More Accurate Nutrition Information on the Package for Healthier Dietary Planning

Texas-based beef co-op Chisholm Trail Longhorn Beef offers food lovers lean, delicious red-meat selections that are healthier than ordinary beef, pork, lamb and most cuts of chicken. As part of its initiative to help families develop improved diets through leaner, healthier meat choices, nutrition labels for Chisholm Trail products can now be found on all its meat packaging for families to use when meal-planning. The nutrition facts, based on Covance test results, list the number of calories, grams of fat, grams of protein and omega acids in each serving, based on a 2,000-calorie diet. “Most people, myself included, struggle with determining the true nutrient contents of many cuts of meat and poultry found in stores,” said Mike Crawford, Chisholm Trail Longhorn Beef partner. “More and more busy families want nutrition information they can quickly and easily understand, and at Chisholm Trail we feel it necessary to provide nutrition labels that will help our customers make better, moreinformed decisions about what they’re eating.” The labels, which satisfy a rule by the U.S. Department of Agriculture requiring nutrition labels on more than 40 of the most popular cuts of meat and poultry, provide single-serving, dietary guidelines for Chisholm Trail rib eye, sirloin, ground beef and cutlet products. At only 141 calories per 3-ounce serving, 4 grams of fat and 49 milligrams of cholesterol, a lean, pasture-raised Longhorn steak and other Longhorn beef products serve as healthy alternatives to chicken, turkey, lamb and venison with less fat, cholesterol and calories. The natural Texas Longhorn diet provides a great-tasting source of nutrients like protein, iron, vitamins B6 and B12, and omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids that contribute to a healthier heart and stronger immune system. Because of their natural, grass-fed diet and free-roaming activity, Chisholm Trail’s pasture-raised Longhorns give

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Press Release by Businesswire customers a leaner, healthier red meat selection, compared to ordinary beef from factory farms. “With Chisholm Trail Longhorn Beef, you will get a more flavorful red meat selection that fits right into your healthy diet,” said Crawford. “The key to a healthy lifestyle begins with healthy food, but it is all too common for people to have trouble finding healthy red meat products that taste great, too. Chisholm Trail Longhorn Beef allows people to enjoy their juicy hamburgers and warm chili guilt-free and without sacrificing great taste.” Chisholm Trail Longhorn Beef is served at Dallas’ Opa!

Grill, Austin’s Chez Zee and The University of Texas’ Executive Chef, and Café on the Green, and the club restaurant at the Four Seasons Resort and Club in Las Colinas. Those who would like to cook Chisholm Trail Longhorn beef themselves can buy the products at Ann’s Health Food Market, Herb Mart and Natural Health Shop. Additionally, Texas Daily Harvest now offers delivery of products to locations and communities across North Texas through an online outlet. To learn more about Chisholm Trail Longhorn Beef and the nutritional values associated with healthy beef, or for recipes, visit www.eathealthybeef.org.

Longhorn Steer Becomes Survival Symbol Photo and story submitted by Marsha McDonald tallhorsestudio@earthlink.net

We drove across a scorched hilltop, and pulled the SUV to the side of the road. Charred pastures and hills stretched endlessly to the horizon. Blackened and disfigured sticks that once were trees covered Palo Pinto Mountain to our north. This was the second day I was exploring the back roads with my fellow photographer and friend, Susan Ferguson. We were documenting the extensive damage caused by the wildfires in Texas. Soon we drove around a bend in the road and came on an intriguing sight. Standing forlornly in a destroyed pasture that resembled a scene from a science fiction movie, stood a Red Angus bull and a Texas Longhorn steer. We took pictures, while our minds pondered how they could possibly have survived. Several days passed and I couldn't get them off my mind, so I decided to locate the owner. The Kimberlin Ranch is southeast of Graham, on the north side of PK. It has been in John Kimberlin's family since 1941. His description of chaos and loss from the fire is typical of thousands of other ranchers and farmers across Texas. When I asked about the steer, a fascinating story unfolded. Billowing clouds of hot smoke filled the sky and a towering wall of flames closed in. A herd of twenty four Red Angus cows with calves, and a bull, paced frantically along a fence line while ranch hands raced to open all gates into adjoining rangeland. Into this herd, they released a mighty Texas Longhorn steer named George. Immediately, as if he had a plan, George began a trek through various open gates and disappeared into dense, brush covered pasture, with the herd following. "We did all we could to help them," said Mr. Kimberlin. "But I feared the worst." When the fire passed, the men went from pasture to pasture, accessing damage and dreading what they might find. Finally, the herd was spotted. They stared in relief and amazement. Huddled together in a large tank, with hot ash and scorched earth still smoldering at the edges, stood the survivors. George did have a plan! Texas Longhorn Trails


TLBAA Member’s Artwork Honored with Judge’s Award Lee Tisdale, TLBAA member and artist from Bowie, TX, recently submitted her artwork to the 43rd Annual Art Show sponsored by the North Central Texas College Visual Arts Department in Gainesville, TX. Over 150 entries from several states were received. The theme for this year’s show was “Once Upon a Dream”. The criteria was an outstanding artistic vision and a creative expression of that vision with exceptional enhanced expertise skill in the chosen medium. Lee used oils, her medium of choice, in her “Once Upon a Dream…Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”. A little girl is wrapped “Once Upon A Dream…Twinkle, Twinkle up in dancing with Ginger Rogers and Little Star” Fred Astaire dancing in a muted background behind a screen of stars. A reception and award ceremony was held on April 15 at the Visual Arts Center. Lee was pleased and honored with the Special Judge’s Award. She received a certificate as well as a monetary award. The judge was Dr. Gleny Beach, an Associate Professor and Director of Art in the Art, Communication and Theatre Department at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

Member Autobiography Continues in Fillet of Horn II TLBAA member Darol Dickinson has expanded his autobiography in his newest book, “Fillet of Horn II”, which is available as an eBook at all major eBook retailers. A few names have been changed to protect the innocent and content includes buying and selling registered Texas Longhorn cattle by the semi load and by the pound. The negotiations go from Canada to Texas to Poland and back. There are good and bad people in every chapter, honest ones and crooks. Four chapters document efforts to recover or collect proceeds on stolen cattle. Chapters record events where deals were made with Red McCombs, Col. Oliver North, Johnny Cash, Andre the Giant, Lynn Anderson, Blackie Graves, Sam Partlow, Dr. Ben K Green, Robert Mitchum, and Congressman Joel Hefley. The content jumps from cattle to championship Quarter Horses, African Watusi, Dutch BueLingo then to the Western Art world and back to the comfortable Texas Longhorn pastures. Fillet of Horn , the original hard back, is partially contained in this eBook format plus several new chapters have been added. Fillet of Horn II is over 100 pages more than the original book. The most popular chapters are revised and remain in Fillet of Horn II. "If you are a speed-reader, this isn't the book for you. You can't fly through it like a bull shot from a circus canon and still catch the nutrition as it goes by. Take it slowly. Treat Fillet of Horn II like a wonderful homemade mincemeat pie. Take small bites, chew slowly, and savor the flavor of real horn. Don't gulp! Make it last a month or so. Once you own the text, just sit back and enjoy from a safe distance!!"– Darol Dickinson. June 2011

Artist Workshop Inspired by Texas Longhorns at Mosser Longhorn Ranch The Mosser Longhorn Ranch of Midway, Texas had the pleasure of hosting an annual art workshop, "Painting Horses and Cows from Life", given by

western artist, Karen Bonnie, from Colorado. Karen paints westerns and specializes in equine and bovine subjects. She chose the Mosser Ranch to hold one day of the workshop painting their cows because of the quality of their cattle and the pristine setting, and found the Mossers to be extremely welcoming and supportive. There were five students attending the workshop, one of which was a talented high school junior from a nearby high school and was chosen by his art teacher to receive a "scholarship" to the workshop.

"The day the class spent at the Mosser Longhorn Ranch turned out to be an amazing, fun and fascinating session. It was a privilege to have access to these beautiful, award winning animals," Karen stated.

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bottle of Show Sheen or Laser Sheen in my show box, and regular old Sullivan Shampoo. I have shown a plethora of white heifers over the years, and the best thing I have found to get a white calf white is Mrs. Stewarts Bluing from David’s Grocery Store. I keep it in a little spritzer spray bottle. I soap an animal up and spritz some Mrs. Stewarts on them; I soap them up again, let them set for a couple of minutes and that’s about as white as I’ve ever been able to get a cow.” “I do take my blow drier with me because it just makes my life easier and gets them clean faster. I generally bring my clippers with me for touch-up jobs. I always have a bottle of waterless shampoo with

me and some clean rags, because it doesn’t matter how clean you get them before the show, they’re going to find something dirty to rub up on or lay in.” “I’ve found that since everybody in the world has the same show halter, the easiest way for me to make sure I’ve got mine is to go to Wal-Mart to the little dog-tag machine, and all of my halters have “Lazy JP Ranch Julie Pack” written on them. That way when they all get thrown down, I can say that one’s mine.” “My theory on showmanship is ‘showmanship starts at home.’ I like to see kids that know what they are doing and are confident in what they are doing. Showmanship is not only how well you can exhibit

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unusual for me to lower the inside heel to where we can get the hocks to come in and kind of square things up so the legs are as perpendicular as we can get them.” “A lot of times, trimming is strictly for looks. Once the owner gets used to the hoof being trimmed, if it gets a little bit long, they don’t think it looks good and they’ve got to do something. I go to places and they’re all worried about one, and to me it’s just borderline in needing it, but it’s their cattle and their decision. I’ll often talk somebody out of it if they really don’t need it –“save your money, the cattle are good, the feet are fine” – that little bit of extra hoof is not going to hurt anybody.” “A lot of times, in younger cattle, you’re trying to get legs squared up while they’re young so they develop better legs as they grow; just like putting braces on kid’s teeth, or a leg brace on a kid that had a bad leg. Get that straightened up when they’re young while their legs are still changing, they respond well and later on, the leg is developed more square, so you end up with a better looking animal when they mature. If you let it go until it’s pretty bad, then try to pull it back later, they don’t move very well once they get older. Like older people don’t do as well with braces on their teeth as a kid does.” “If you get them level early as their tendons and legs and bones set as they mature, that gets things started on a pretty square line. Correcting things when they’re young does a lot more good than trying to bail something out. I see it on the big market steers – 11001300 pound steers – not Longhorn show steers, but just plain market steers. They’ll have one that somebody let go until his legs are in pretty bad shape then hope for a miracle two weeks before their big show. They should have been trimmed a couple of more times, because they had poor legs to begin with.” “Then, of course, we feed a lot and extra feed produces extra growth and that stimulates things a little bit better. Show cattle, Longhorns or any other breed, they’re not running around in big pastures; they’re usually in small lots or stalls or too little room. They’re standing on shavings or sand and they simply don’t wear them off. They can’t, so they end up accumulating foot and keeping it as opposed to one that’s out running around in a big pasture and pretty well maintains itself.” Cliff built his own tilt-table trimming machine, which he used successfully until about four years ago. The animal is walked onto a platform and into a head gate; the wall along one side is actually a tilt-table, and once the animal is secured with the head gate and bellyband straps securely against the wall, it is tilted so the animal is laid on its side. Cliff secures the feet with ropes and uses an electric grinder to trim the hooves. The process usually takes about fifteen minutes.

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your animal physically, but how well you know your animal, how well you know the breed you represent. I like basic knowledge questions. But as far as actual showing goes, what’s important is how well you know your animal’s strengths and weaknesses and how best to accentuate those strengths and weaknesses. When I set my cattle up side-by-side, I like to have them fairly square. In profile or head-to-tail, I like to have the back legs offset just a little bit so you can see the udder or the testicular development. It’s important to keep your eye on the judge; to not crowd the other exhibitors – and just as important, have fun. If you’re not having fun, you should probably find something else to do.”

“I have a different table now,” said Cliff. “It is very similar, but I used hydraulics on it and made several improvements. It doesn’t look quite so cobbled-up, I guess. I’ve got a picture of it with a 93” steer down at the Fort Worth Stockyards. That’s the biggest thing I’ve ever trimmed, but I also had a 92” steer a year or two later. Seven feet, nine inches – that’s a lot of horn. He was 13 years old at the time. I’ve trimmed several in the 80’s, but he was the biggest one.” “As far as I know, there’s nobody in the country that’s set up to get that big of horns in; if there is, I don’t know who they are. I’ve never broke a horn yet. I had one that knocked a chip out of the tip of her horn, but she was a goofy, wild cow; after we got through with her, she put her owner out of the lot. She fell down and knocked a chip out of it. She was sure enough one fireball!” You can hear the pride in Cliff McGee’s voice when he talks about a relatively recent development associated with his hoof trimming service. When he goes to the Faske family’s Vida Nueva Ranch at Somerville, Texas, he now observes the trimming skills of Samuel Faske and coaches the 17-year-old as he learns the trade. “He has been working on their cattle when I’m at their house,” Cliff explains. “When I go to their place, I’m just a coach, so we’re going to wind up with Samuel getting into the Longhorn part of it pretty serious before long. I was kind of tickled; they took a few cattle to the ITLA International Show and they had a super young cow and she won the whole thing. I saw one of the officials there and I said, “John, do you know who trimmed that cow?” Well he kind of grinned and pointed at me and I said, “No! Samuel Faske trimmed that cow!” I wanted to make sure everybody around there heard me.” “So I was coaching and he was trimming. He has probably trimmed 80 or 100 there at their house in the last year or so with me coaching and him trimming. I can’t turn him loose at a show yet with somebody else’s cattle; we are going to have to be careful how we do that. But he’s a good kid…a GOOD kid and a super family. He’s taking it real serious; they’ve got him a table and they’re trying to do some remodeling on it to see if it will work out so he can work it at home. He won’t be on the road for a good while, but he’ll be doing theirs. People will want to bringing stuff to him at home, and he will kind of expand from there.” “None of my boys are interested in it,” he said, “so that’s not going to happen, and my son-in-law’s got back trouble.” But Cliff McGee has no plans to give up on hoof trimming; he and his wife, Sharon, regard the World Show as a sort of working vacation. After the day’s trimming is complete, they enjoy sitting in the stands to see how well their customers’ cattle place. They have made many friends among Longhorn owners, and this is a great time to catch up with those friends. Texas Longhorn Trails


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REGISTRATION “MATTERS”! By Rick Fritsche Promotional Memberships! Several years ago your board of directors voted to create a new membership category: Promotional! The basic idea was for a TLBAA breeder to “sponsor” a non-member, first time Longhorn buyer when they purchased a registered Longhorn from them. This applied to only adult, non-member first time Longhorn buyers and not “juniors”, and a person could only receive one “promotional” membership. All regular membership benefits would apply such as receiving Trails Magazine and member pricing for shows and registrations. It was assumed that the benefits of the “free” membership would be: 1)Increase interest in the Longhorn breed. 2)Increase interest in TLBAA. 3)Increase membership dollars and totals as the promotional member would have to renew when the promotional membership expired. It was also anticipated that the sponsoring breeder would take the new breeder under their wing and offer them their Longhorn knowledge, experience and expertise, involving them in all Longhorn and TLBAA related activities. You can sponsor a promotional member and still register or transfer a registered Longhorn to them using HORNS. The only difference is you have to call or email the TLBAA staff first with the new promotional member’s name, address, telephone and/or email information and the staff member will assign them a member number for you to use! Simple! Don’t forget to use those Pesky Prefixes in registration numbers if mailing in registrations and transfers!

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IN MEMORIAM William Alvin "Bill" Derey William A. "Bill" Derey, 88, of Blackstone, VA, passed away suddenly at his home, Saturday evening, May 7, 2011. A former cowboy and competitive bull rider, he spent his later years as a cattleman, and was the first to bring Texas Longhorns to this area. At the age of nine, he got his first job riding fences on the King Ranch in Texas. From that time on, he nurtured a dream to breed and raise his own herd of Texas Longhorns, which he saw to fruition, with widely sought WD Longhorns ranging from the Southeast to California. Bill was a member of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America. Known for empathy and expertise with all creatures great and small, he was respected and revered for his skills and knowledge. The quintessential gentleman and cattleman, his love for his Longhorns was surpassed only by his love for and devotion to his beloved wife. He is preceded in death by his son, Robert Wayne Lawson, Jr. Bill is survived by his wife of 28 years, Betty W. Derey; his daughter, Margaret Gail Lawson; three grandchildren, Lisa Lawson Morgan, Bobby Lawson, and Jessica McEver; four great grandchildren, and honorary "daughter", Aurelia Covington Boyce, as well as friends, far and near, too many to name, but all loved. Funeral services were held at Joseph McMillian Funeral Home. Burial followed in Lakeview Cemetery. Registry and condolences www.mcmillianfuneralhome.com.

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As the editor, I receive various interesting photos along with explanations either through the mail or e-mail. I would like to begin to share some of them with you inside the Trails magazine each month. If you have an interesting tid-bit or photo that may not be suitable for “Just for Grins”, please send them to me. You may end up in the next issue of the Trails!

“Who’s Your Momma?” Submitted by Jimmy Johnson Lazy J Ranch On a recent spring morning the ranch foreman(wife) and I were going to visit the Wilaby pasture to wean a bull calf. We arrived at the gate and with a bag of cubes on my shoulder I headed for the corral. Within a few minutes of pouring the cubes into the troughs I could see in the distance the hooves and horns heading my way. I was busy setting the gates and watched as most of the mommas came in for their morning treat. I coaxed the bull calf I came for into the load out chute and a couple of minutes later had truck and trailer lined up and our cargo loaded. It was then that I notice several yards away Unshootable, the momma in the picture, laying her chin on her heifer calf as it to say "not today cowboy". I drove as close as I thought possible and took this image from inside the truck as I was making my way towards the gate. Soon the morning will come and Unshootable will have to say good-bye to her charge as well, but this morning she definitely told me and her calf "who's your momma".

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Everyone Can Participate in the Affiliate Princess Challenge The Affiliate Princess contest has been developed to involve every TLBAA member who currently owns a registered heifer born in 2010. So often its been said that "shows are too far to travel to", "too expensive to attend", "too much work".... No more excuses.... There is no reason why every active member can't be part of the upcoming Affiliate Princess Competition. What's needed.... – a TLBAA registered 2010 heifer – a TLBAA current membership in good standing, and – a current membership with an active TLBAA affiliate. Don't have one of those?

Check the TLBAA website and any of those three requirements can be obtained by getting involved with the TLBAA. For the affiliates....this is "an opportune time to shine"...promote your affiliate and the great cattle that are being raised by members belonging to your organization. How does the entry get selected? That's up to each affiliate and the more innovative the selection process, the more it needs to be shared in the TRAILS, so others can read about it in the affiliate news section. The deadline for entries is September 1, 2011, the photo requirements and the official entry form will be sent to each active

affiliate chairperson in the upcoming weeks. Start looking...there's cash to be won, and bragging rights as the first TLBAA Affiliate Princess. Have fun, involve as many members as possible, find the best heifer to represent your affiliate. For questions or further information, contact Louis Christa at lchri58@msn.com

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1. Melissa Wisely, Waxahachie, TX; 2. Kenneth Devero, Tolar, TX; 3. Stacy Martinez, TLBAA’s Amber LeBlanc with Andy Martinez, Grandview, TX; 4. TLBAA’s Dana Coomer with Darold Meyer, Whitewright, TX; 5. TLBAA’s Kim Barfield with Lana Hightower, Van, TX; 6. Steven Zunker, Luling, TX with TLBAA’s Amber LeBlanc; 7. TLBAA’s Myra Basham with Bernard Lankford, Weatherford, TX; 8. Robert Richey, San Angelo, TX with Gary Bowdoin, Crawford, TX.

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Septicemia in Calves By Heather Smith Thomas Occasionally a calf develops infection in which bacteria or their toxins get into the bloodstream and travel throughout the body, creating a condition called septicemia. Some types of toxin-forming bacteria cause very rapid death. The calf goes into shock when internal organs are damaged and start shutting down. In some instances the infection may localize, creating internal abscesses, or may settle in the joints—causing a painful arthritis (“joint ill”). “Endotoxemia caused by clostridial bacterial (such as C. perfringens) is not a true septicemia,” says Dr. James England, University of Idaho Caine Center. “In this instance it’s just the toxins of the bacteria getting into the blood. Septicemia can be a common sequel to many types of scours, however, such as infections with E. coli or Salmonella. The Salmonellas are highly pathogenic and invasive, and tend to go septicemic more than some other types of scours,” says England A septic infection may originate via the navel stump in a newborn calf, or from ingested pathogens via the digestive tract, or via the lungs (pneumonia that progresses into septicemia). Calves with adequate passive transfer of immunity (antibodies from the dam’s colostrum) are less likely to develop septicemia than calves who don’t ingest adequate colostrum in a timely manner. Clean calving areas (to reduce incidence of navel infections and the number of pathogens ingested by the newborn calf) and nutrition of the dam are ways to help prevent incidence of septicemia. If cows have adequate protein and trace minerals they create much better colostrum than cows that are nutritionally deficient. Dr. Robert J. Callan, Professor and Head of Livestock Medicine and Surgery at Colorado State University, says the number one risk factor for septicemia in calves is complete or partial failure of passive transfer. The calf does not get adequate antibody protection from colostrum. “One thing I always stress to producers and veterinary students is importance of recognizing calves that are at higher risk for neonatal diseases. High-risk calves have a higher incidence of neonatal problems including respiratory disease, scours and septicemia because they may not be able to absorb antibodies appropriately or suffi-

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ciently. Even though they may get enough colostrum or you gave them enough, they may not absorb antibodies as well as they should,” he says. “High risk calves include twins, calves delivered by C-section or with any dystocia, calves born to cows that are sick, or malnourished. The number one thing to do with a high-risk calf is feed him one to two pints of colostrum immediately after birth,” says Callan. Don’t wait for him to try to get up and nurse; just feed him colostrum by nursing bottle—or by tube if he is unable to suck. “The reason for only giving one to two pints is that it will get him started. It’s not enough for obtaining the full amount of antibodies or energy needed, since the average-size beef calf needs about two quarts of colostrum in the first 12 hours of life. But it will give him the energy to get up and

says. A calf with pneumonia, for instance, may develop septicemia. Any scours, viral or bacterial, can result in damage to the intestinal lining that may allow bacteria like E. coli or Salmonella to invade the tissues— or allow for absorption of bacterial toxins. Callan suspects that the majority of calf septicemia cases in his hospital originate in the GI tract.

Importance of Colostrum “Cells that absorb antibodies from the colostrum, in the GI tract are called M cells. They take in the antibodies right after birth in a process called pinocytosis,” says Callan. This aids the movement of antibodies through the wall of the intestine and into the circulatory and lymph systems. “Pinocytosis is a process where the M cell in the intestinal lining sends out arms or lips and grabs/ingests material within

Look at mucus membranes on the gums and the sclera around the eyes for signs of the inflammatory process. try to nurse. If you feed more than two pints he may not be hungry anymore and may not try to nurse the dam for several more hours. He won’t get up to go find mom, and won’t bond as well, and she may not mother him as well,” Callan explains. The pint or two will jump-start his desire to get up and find more, and give him the energy to try. “It’s rare to see septicemia in calves that get good passive transfer. Even navel infections occur less frequently in calves that have adequate immunity. However, it’s important to remember that if a calf is born in a dirty enough environment he could get a navel infection and possible septicemia in spite of good passive transfer,” says Callan. There are three primary ways bacteria gain access to the body and pose a risk for septicemia. “We’ve always focused on navel infections, but just as important is entrance of bacteria via the GI tract and lungs,” he

the GI tract. It internalizes that material, which is then passed through the cell and on into the bloodstream. Anything that’s in the GI tract soon after birth can be moved straight into the bloodstream,” he explains. If the calf ingests pathogens in his early attempts to find the udder—nuzzling the cow’s dirty legs or flanks—these pathogens can go right through into his bloodstream as well. It’s always a race between pathogens and antibodies until the intestinal lining “closes” and these large molecules and bacteria can no longer slip through. “If bacteria are ingested first, this is what the calf is taking into his bloodstream. If colostrum intake is delayed, it’s just that much longer that the body is vulnerable, and behind in the race to control bacteria,” he explains. Ingestion of colostrum stimulates the “window” to start closing. If you can get colostrum into a calf quickly, this helps close the window and prevent Texas Longhorn Trails


pathogens from getting through the intestinal lining. It also provides antibodies in the blood that can bind to and help destroy any bacteria or toxins that do get absorbed. Years ago people thought a calf had 24 hours to absorb maternal antibodies, but studies showed that right after birth the rate of pinocytosis decreases. A calf has maximum antibody absorption if he nurses within the first 15 to 30 minutes. Absorption rate is still excellent if he nurses within the first hour. By 4 hours of age, however, the average calf has lost about 75 percent of his ability to absorb antibodies. Also, once he starts to nurse, gut “closure” is hastened. This is nature’s way of making sure nothing else slips through. It helps if the cow is clean, rather than having flanks, udder and teats covered with mud or manure. If cows must be confined for calving (rather than out on clean, grassy pasture) it pays to have dry, clean bedding to help keep udders and flanks clean. Otherwise the calf will ingest high numbers of pathogens in his attempts to find the teats and nurse. “Another thing many people don’t realize is that quality (antibody concentration) of colostrum goes down fairly rapidly after a calf is born. The colostrum you might milk from the cow 4 hours after birth is not as rich as what you might milk within the first hour. This is why it’s very important to identify high-risk calves and make sure you get colostrum into them as soon as you can, definitely within the first hour,” says Callan.

Signs of Septicemia The septic calf is usually dull, off feed, and may become weak and lethargic. “The calf may or may not have a fever. Temperature may be high, normal, or low. Often hydration status is good, however, compared with a calf that has scours,” he says. England points out that fever does not necessarily mean a calf is septic. A local infection can trigger release of inflammatory products that elevate body temperature. Later, if the calf starts going into shock, his temperature drops and his extremities become cold because his circulatory system is failing. Callan says, “When a sick calf comes to our clinic our first question is whether this calf is sick because he has scours or is septic, or both? A calf with scours will have profuse diarrhea and will be dehydrated; his mouth will feel dry, eyes appear sunken, and if you pinch the skin along the neck it stays tented for a moment rather than sinking right back into place. By contrast, a weak calf that’s not nursing but is not deJune 2011

hydrated, is very likely septic,” he says. That calf hasn’t lost much body fluid, but is weak and staggering because of the septicemia or toxemia attacking his whole body. If this continues, he‘ll go into shock and die because his internal organs are shutting down. “To tell if a calf is septic, look at mucus membranes and the sclera around the eye. Mucous membranes on the gums will be dark or red, instead of pink like a normal calf. Blood vessels under the surface may be getting bigger and standing out. This is part of the inflammatory process. Blood vessels of the sclera around the eye are prominent and dilated, making the eye look bloodshot,” says Callan.

Treatment England says septicemia is very hard to treat. “Often by the time you realize the calf is sick, it’s too late. The whole body is under attack and stress. When you find a septic calf you are usually way behind the eight ball,” says England. “Often when we see septicemia, it’s because a bacterial infection is not responding (not susceptible) to the antibiotic being used for treatment of scours, pneumonia, navel infection, etc. Bacteria have gained entrance to the bloodstream, often in spite of antibiotics we were using for something else. We need to do an antibiotic sensitivity test, to make sure we can treat with something that will work, or change to a different antibiotic that will work better than what we’re using,” explains England. “We have lots of over-the-counter antibiotics that may be applied inappropriately (without first having a proper diagnosis) or may not work against that specific pathogen. One of the problems is that even if we collect samples to identify which bacteria it might be, we can’t wait for results. We must start with some type of broad-spectrum antibiotic until we get the results—and do sensitivity tests to make sure we ultimately choose the right antibiotic, even if we have to change from the one we started with. Correct diagnosis and correct selection of antibiotic is crucial,” says England. Otherwise you might be treating the calf for quite awhile and he’s still going downhill—and you may lose him. “Sometimes ranchers use 2 antibiotics together that work against each other, or choose the wrong one for that particular infection. You certainly have to give the calf something to start treatment. I also know that in many cases the rancher doesn’t call the veterinarian. This is part of the dilemma in treating septicemia—the difficulty in having correct diagnosis and

proper antibiotic,” says England. There are a number of antibiotics that may be effective. “What you choose boils down to personal experience and preference, and recommendation from a veterinarian,” says Callan. “Some of the antibiotics that might be tried include oxytetracycline, Naxcel or Excenel. Some people report success using Nuflor or even Draxxon, but we don’t have much information yet in determining whether those are good drugs for treating septicemia. The most common drug we use here in our patients for treatment is Naxcel,” he says. “Generally you’d use an injectable drug because oral drugs may not be absorbed well in a septic calf. The gut may even be shut down,” explains Callan. “In some cases you may need a higher dose than labeled—an extra-label dose.” Therefore you need to be working with your veterinarian on a case-by case basis, because all these antibiotics (except oxytetracycline) are prescription drugs that can only be used on the order of a veterinarian, and he/she is the one who has diagnosed and prescribed treatment for that particular calf—choosing an appropriate antibiotic and appropriate dosage for your animal. “Calves that are seriously ill will benefit from low doses of Banamine, to reduce inflammation. The dose should be lower than what’s recommended on the label, and here again you should work with your veterinarian on dosage. If you give a low dose, it’s less likely to cause kidney damage or GI ulcers,” says Callan. Calves that are in shock will need IV fluids as part of treatment. “The antibiotics and Banamine will also help, and we have to get some energy into the calf, if he’s not nursing. We need to get a little milk into him—unless the gut is completely shut down. It’s a hard line to know when and how much milk to feed. Usually the best course is to give small volumes of milk frequently. You don’t want to give more than the compromised GI tract can handle. If you distend the stomach too much, the milk won’t move through and you create more problems,” he says. He recommends a daily amount of milk that comprises 10 percent of the calf’s body weight, and dividing this into multiple feedings—as many feedings through the day as you can. “If you can get six feedings into the 24 hour period, give 1/6 of that daily ration each feeding. If you can get 8 feedings per day, that’s even better— dividing it into 8 portions. If you can only give 2 feedings, this will be a lot harder on the calf.”

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Sired by ________________________________________________ COMMENTS ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ WAIVER/CONSENT FORM (This form must be signed and returned in order to complete your consignment) The Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America (TLBAA) assumes no responsibility for any guarantee made by the consignor. All guarantees are strictly between the consignor (seller) and the buyer. The TLBAA or the auction venue is not responsible for the health or safety of any animal consigned to the sale. This includes loss of life, loss by theft or other perils. All consignors must comply with the rules and regulations. The undersigned hereby agrees to conditions of the sale and agrees that all guarantees are between seller and buyer. The undersigned further agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the TLBAA, sale employees, the auction venue, and duly authorized representatives from any and all claims, demands, causes of action or liabilities of any nature which may arise from or in any way relate to the sale. The undersigned agrees that if the buyer is unable to accept delivery because of Interstate health requirements, the consignor, not the TLBAA or its management, shall be responsible for refund or adjustment. _______________________________________________ Owner of Animal/Consignor’s Signature

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Registrations and Transfers from April 1, 2011 to April 30, 2011

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Larry and Charlotte Gribbins Kasar & Lisa Kety B T Farms Mark Hubbell Hudson Longhorns Sam & Alan Gore Edmund and Louise Baker Three ‘T’ Ranch Triple R Ranch Plainview Longhorns LLC H’N’B Longhorns Danny D Guffey Dave Hovingh Curtis Elburn Rick Bogle Sand Hills Ranch A and R Ranch Carl Hendrickson Meridian Longhorns Allen S. Brantley Benjamin C. Gravett Curt & Katie Mulder Jim Steffler Joe Graddy Kaye L. Johnson Ken Craven Royal Heritage Farm Bill Derey Dan Huntington

Dave & Carol Sward Kevin Rutkowski Jay Wachter & Susan Willard Aaron Adkins Billy R. Walker Eugene C. Helmstetter Robert Fenza Scott Simmons Steven Froehlich Van R. Rosa, Jr.

Roy & Maria Bailey Deer Creek Longhorns Doug and Darnell Muenchow Helm Cattle Company Vernon and Dee Fields Wayne Mayfield Barbara Franklin Schmidt Clinard Longhorns Concho Ranch Craig & Joyce Hester Daniel L Harabis Edward Payne Glenn E Phipps James Evans K3 Ranch Kay L. Roush Lionwood Farm Panther Creek Ranch Prime Source TX Longhorns, LLC Richard James Filip Robert Pearce Robert S. Garner Roger & Jacqueline Garlitz Stone Broke Ranch Sylvia Johnson Wes and Carol Chancey William J. & Theresa Woodruff Lynn Lierly Patrick & Virginia Titterington Terry Brown 4-C Ranch Bill Hardin Bob Moore/Ginger Kinder Brian A Nedd Charlie and Dana Buenger Circle RM Ranch Dave & Althea Sullivan David Stanley Davis Green Donnie Taylor Dorie Damuth Dwain & Teresa Gilliam Frank J. Elliott Guthrie Creek Longhorn Cattle James Bothwell Jody, Tonya & Patrick Beck Joe Munsch Johnnie & Pat Robinson John T. & Betty Baker Kurt Twining Lakemore Ranch Magna Ott Matt Hill Matt Vizza Richard E. Carroll Sheila Fries Star K Ranch Steve and Rene’ Azinger Terry and Ernie Noey Young Ranch @ Flat Rock Crossings

Randy and Jamie Briscoe Oak Hill Longhorns Sunset Ridge Ranch Red Hills Ranch Lisa Fazio TJJ LIVING TRUST Barbara J. Fillmore Kent And Christine Bladen C C Land & Cattle Co Bob & Pam Loomis Gerald and Jane Harris Brhett Hulsey Dennis Wiener Dry Creek Cattle Company Larry Davis Petersen Longhorn Huey Stark Almendra Longhorns Doug Hunt GM Texas Longhorns Dr. Lee & Linda Ragains Remount Ranch LLC Oren & Dianna O’Dell Carole Muchmore Dave Hodges Aubrey & Marva Herring Danny and Amy White Dirty Spur Cattle Co. Tamara K. Thacker William Hank and Debbie Besack Woodson School Ranch Fairlea Longhorn Ranch, LLC Folsom Falls Ranch Pace Cattle Company Ron & Jo Jones Safari B Ranch Bonnie & Rodger Damrow Elsie A. Rose Monte Moyer Richard & Adrienne Cole Semkin Longhorns Jordan Ranch David & Kimberly Nikodym Jeffrey Wheeler Melissa Reese Mike & Debbie Bowman Ray, Kale & Julie Williams Bill & Susan Wardle Chris Bandley Orton Cattle Co. Terry Hatfield Bill and Judy Meridith Bobby W. Davis Buckhorn Cattle Company Chetamba Creek Longhorns Darrell & Arlene Larsen Jim & Betty Civis McGill Ranch Michael & Laura Larisch Pleasant Pines R-B Farm RC Larson Longhorns Richard & Linda Spooner Steve Williams JBR Longhorns, LLC

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Red Mc Combs Ranches of Texas Charles R & Susan Loeffler Michael Mc Leod Joe Cunningham John & Ursula Allen Bill & Anita Wappler John G. Phillips, III George W. Wilhite Gwen Damato Taylor Cattle Company Lazy J Ranch 2812 Pine Investments El Coyote Ranch M. A. Vanek Yohn’s Circle Y Longhorns Mike & Patricia Walsh Bernard Lankford Bow Carpenter Don & Velna Jackson John & Diann Chase Stacy and Andy Martinez Steven Zunker The 3E Ranch Cliff & Anita Whitfill Kimble Cattle Company Star Creek Ranch Tommy Frantom Don, Andrea & Raelynn Bordelon David & Kathy M. Adams Gary & Margie Electric brands shipped Huddleston James & Amy Roesler within 24 hours. Lazy L Longhorns Rocking O Ranch Electric number sets Tuffy Williams 3 or 4 inch – $290 Dr. Zech Dameron III Triple R Ranch Cactus Rose Longhorns Personalized Brands: Charles Johnson Plus Shipping One Letter-$95 Rex Mosser & Handling Two Letters-$105 Rick Friedrich Rio Vista Ranch Three Letters-$115 Brad & Tiffany Scherer Brennan L. Potts Pamphlets Available At Most Livestock Auctions Chad & Karen Niles Donald & Yolanda Beavers Doug and Sandy Stotts FAX: 800-267-4055 Linda C. Holt N5 Ranch P.O. Box 460 • Knoxville, AR 72845 Rob and Shelia O’ Hara Web site: www.huskybrandingirons.com W.A. (Al) Vinson

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Division C Alan Clemmensen Don Anderson Joseph M. Graham Robert A. or Julie A.G. Balzan

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Longhorn Working Chute

June - Herd Management Guide

Designed for Longhorn Cattle but will work most anything that will not fit into the regular working chute.

Spring Calving: 1. If not done previously, vaccinate all new calves for blackleg and malignant edema with a 2-way Clostridial bacterin (4-way or 7-way Clostridial is fine, also), leptospirosis with lepto pomona. Consult your local veterinarian for other diseases that may be a problem in your area. Many producers also consider intranasal IBR/P13, modified live Pasteurella hemolytica and/or BRSV. 2. Vaccinate all heifers that are four to 10 months of age for brucellosis. 3. If a high percentage of cows return to heat after 30-40 days of breeding, re-check bulls for fertility. Change bulls, if necessary, and reevaluate your nutritional program if cows are not increasing in body condition as green grass comes on. 4. Prepare to cut native grass for hay prior to July 1. After harvesting for hay, do not mow or graze again until after frost.

Simple and easy to operate. Excellent fo r A I, embryo transfers, pulling blood, vaccination and much more. This chute is designed with horns in mind. These working chutes are rapidly becoming very popular throughout the Longhorn industry. L ONGHORNS S INCE 1978.

R 2, Box 5 • Bazine, KS 67516 (785) 398-2311

Fall Calving: 1. Wean calves and select animals to be retained through yearling time. Breeders collecting weaning weight information should weigh all calves and adjust all weights to a 205 day of age equivalent. Within sex group, calculate a weaning weight ratio to be used as a selection criteria. Identify all calves by sire group to determine which sires are producing the superior calves. 2. Pregnancy check all females as well as check for unsoundness and udder problems for culling purposes. 3. Vaccinate all heifer calves between four and 10 months of age for Brucellosis. 4. If not done previously, all weaned calves should be vaccinated with a 7-way Clostridial bacterin, vaccinated for IBR-P13-BVD and dewormed. Cull bull calves should be castrated prior to weaning.

Wanted: Happy home for 100 WR blood cows WR

January - May calves Running ages from $1,000 up

TLBAA Breed Advisory Committee’s

July - Herd Management Guide Spring Calving: 1. Remove bulls after 90-day breeding season (July 20 equals an April 30 date of birth) 2. Water is extremely important as temperature starts to rise. Make routine checks of the water supply. 3. Continue fly and tick control programs. 4. As grass matures, realize that the protein value decreases. The feeding of two-to-three pounds of a high protein supplement (30-40 percent crude protein content) will stimulate the digestion of the mature forage; therefore, the cattle will consume more forage and will maintain their body condition as winter approaches. 5. If additional summer grazing or hay is needed, fertilize improved grass pastures with 50 pounds of actual nitrogen per acre.

Many are old WR branded and US branded And, many are Fort Robinson Branded

gqh For information contact

Dick Robbins - Anchor D Ranch Belvidere, KS • (620) 862-5803 No I’m not going out of business...but have great deals to offer!

Fall Calving: If not previously completed: 1. Wean calves and select animals to be retained through yearling time. Breeders collecting weaning weight information should weigh all calves and adjust all weights to a 205 day of age equivalent. Within sex group, calculate a weaning weight ratio to be used as a selection criteria. Identify all calves by sire group to determine which sires are producing the superior calves. 2. Pregnancy check all females as well as check for unsoundness and udder problems for culling purposes. Consider culling females that are not bred, old or poor producers. June 2011

3.Vaccinate all heifer calves between four and 10 months of age for brucellosis. 4. All weaned calves should be vaccinated with a 7-way Clostridial bacterin, vaccinated for IBR-PI3-BVD and dewormed. Cull bull calves should be castrated prior to weaning. 5. Replacement heifers should definitely be vaccinated for blackleg, malignant edema, IBR, leptospirosis and brucellosis.

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ClASSiFieDS AUCTIONEERS

Brian Uptmore Auctioneer (254) 826-3725 Day (254) 379-4283 Cell

JoelAuctioneer Lemley P.O. Box 471 Blackwell, TX 79506

325-668-3552

www.lemleyauctionservices.com TX. License 15204

Bruce E. McCarty Auctioneer Weatherford, TX

(817) 991-9979 Terry H. Brink Auctioneer P.O. Box 928 Frederick, OK 73542 580-335-5732 580-335-4126 Mbl. e-mail: brinkauction@pldi.net www.brinkauction.com

BID, BUY & SELL SEEK THE TRUTH; read "The Real Butler Story" by Don Limb. Send only $19.90 to Limb Cattle Co., 8375 Lone Star Rd., Washington, TX 77880-5205, 936-878-2988. View excerpts at www.limbcattle.com.

At SAND HILLS RANCH we enjoy working with NEW BREEDERS & offer QUALITY GOOD HORNED STRAIGHT BUTLER & BLEND cattle, many to choose from & an attractive OWNER FINANCE PKG, Dora Thompson (318) 8726329 echoofambush@aol.com Mansfield, LA www.sandhillsranch.com Located near the Texas Line & Shreveport.

OLIVER LONGHORNS

www.oliverlonghorns.com Cattle for sale “To God Be The Glory”

joliver@mytocn.com (972) 268-0083

LONE WOLF RANCH Dr. Lee and Linda Ragains

New Location: Sallisaw, OK (918) 774-9107 • (918) 855-4907 new web site:

www.lonewolfranch.net

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

(507) 235-3467 REAL ESTATE

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

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

www.c21homeandranch.com

NATURE PARADISE - 32 Panoramic Acres on beautiful scenic Clearwater River (world famous salmon, steelhead, trout), an Idaho Northwest Passage Scenic Byway. Deer, turkey, wildlife abound. Beautiful cedar home, w/unfinished daylight basement, large 6 bay garage with upstairs storage/multiuse. Visit ron88.vflyer.com, 208-476-9007, jakeitaly@gmail.com.

TRADE & BARTER The Flying D Annual Summer Sale will highlight excellent young bulls we have for sale. They range in age from 10 to 28 months, are gentle, loud colored, big horned and feature close top bloodlines from Bail Jumper, Measles Super Ranger, Impressive, Overwhelmer, Texas Champ, Playboy, Oklahoma Quixote and SureShot. We also feature: *Top young heifers, bulls,steers and cows with preferred pedigrees. Many are in condition to begin showing now. *Generous summer discounts from already reasonable prices To schedule a ranch tour or just to "talk Longhorns", call:

LIVESTOCK TRANSPORTATION Ted Roush (713) 299-7990 Cell (979) 743-4439 Home www.asocl.com or troush57@hotmail.com YOU CALL - I HAUL! WESTERN DECOR Specializing in mounted steer horns, cow skulls, horn furniture, hides M.P. & K.D. HORN and LEATHER SHOP 408 E. Drew • Ft. Worth, TX 76110 817-927-8061 • Fax: 817-927-7970 E-mail: MPKDhornshop8061@msn.com Web site: www.hornandleather.com

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

CATTLE FOR SALE JONES RANCH – Home of Gunman genetics. 4-Sale: progeny of the great Gunman bull and his sons, Grand Slam & Hocus Pocus. We are now featuring cattle sired by J R Premium and K C Just Respect by Hunt's Demand Respect. (719) 539-2771. Web: http://gunman1234.tripod.com. E-mail: thejonesranch_1@hotmail.com.

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

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

TRANSPORTATION

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

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Adcock, Terry & Sherri ..................56 Almendra Longhorns....................54 Anderson, Frank Jr. and III ............9 Anchor D Ranch ............................51

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Bar H Ranch....................................54 Beadle Land & Cattle................8, 54 Beargrass Ranch..............................55 Best At West Sale ......................48-49 Billingsley Longhorns....................56 Blooming Grove Farm..................55 Bolen, Brent & Cindy .................. 29 Bond Ranch ....................................54 Box Z Ranch................................8, 56 Brett Ranch ......................................55 Briscoe Longhorns ........................55 Buckhorn Cattle Company ....8, 55 Bull Creek Longhorns ..................56 Butler Breeders ..............................8-9

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C.C. Land & Cattle Co. ................54 C R Ranches ....................................55 Carpenter, Bo & Sylvia ..................56 CedarView Ranch ..........................54 Champion Genetics ......................53 Concho Ranch ..................................9

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M Marquess Arrow Ranch ..............IBC

MBC Longhorns ............................42 Meadowwood ................................43 Miller, Tim ......................................54 Morgan Livestock............................51 Moriah Farms ............................9, 55 Mosser Longhorns ................IFC, 56

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Eagles Ridge Longhorns..................8 El Coyote Ranch ........................1, 56 End of Trail Ranch .......... 11, 29, 54

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4 T Longhorns ................................56 4 Star Ranch ....................................54 Falls Creek Longhorns ....................8

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Gold Star Longhorns ....................42 Gross, Ray ........................................51

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Harrell Ranch ....................................8 Heart of America Sale....................15 Heart of Virginia Sale ....................21 Helm Cattle Co. ............................55 Hickman Longhorns ....................56 Hodges, Dave..................................53 Hudson Longhorns..........................3 Husky Branding Irons ..................50

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J.T. Wehring Family Ranch ..........55 Jack Mountain Ranch....................56 Jane’s Land & Cattle Co. ................9 Junction Hill....................................55

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Kittler Land and Cattle Co...........54

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Le’AN, Bill & Jo ..............................41 Lemley Longhorns ........................56

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Panther Creek Longhorns........2, 56 Pearl Longhorn Ranch ..................56

Ranch ......................................54 R R&R Rafter H Longhorns..........................8 Red Peak Ranch..............................56 Rio Vista Ranch..........................8, 56 Rocking F Ranch ............................45 Rocking G Ranch..............................9 Rocking P Longhorns ......................8 Rocky Mountain Sale ....................10 Royal Heritage Farm......................54

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7 Bar Longhorns ............................55 Safari B Ranch ................................54 Sand Hills Ranch............................34 Semkin Longhorns ........................55 Shamrock Land & Cattle LLC ......8 Sidewinder Cattle Co.......................9 Smith, T.M. & Jean ........................55 Split Rock Cedar Ranch ..........12-13 SS Longhorns..................................55 Star Creek Ranch ..............................7 Stotts Hideaway Ranch ........56, BC Struthoff Ranch........................29, 56

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Tallgrass Cattle Co. ....................6, 54 Three Amigos Sale..........................21 Trinity Creeks Ranch......................56 Triple R Ranch (MI) ......................54 Triple R Ranch (TX)..........................9 Triple T Longhorns ........................55 T Spur Longhorns ..........................54

U Underwood Longhorns................54 V

V&J Longhorns..................................9 Vida Nueva Ranch ........................56

W Walker, Ron ....................................56

West Coast TX Longhorn Sale ....34 Westfarms, Inc...................................8 Wichita Fence..................................43 Winchester Futurity........................19

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Cattle Co...................55 N Northbrook No-Bull ............................................53

Longhorns ........................9 D Dalgood Deer Creek Longhorns ..........14, 56 Diamond Q Longhorns ..............54 Diamond S Longhorns ................54 Dick’s Ranch Supply......................53 Double LB Longhorns ..................56

Linda Weber Realty........................53 Little Ace Cattle Co...........................8 Lone Wolf Ranch ....................43, 54 Longhorn Designs..........................43 Longhorn Sale Pen ........................43 Loomis Longhorns ..........................9

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Save the date! Texas Longhorn Coming Events JUNE 2011

JUN 3-4 • Millennium Futurity, Glen Rose, TX. Bill Davidson (405) 258-7117 or mlflonghorns@sbcglobal.net. www.mlfuturity.com JUN 8-12 • TLBAA World Show & National Youth Show, Will Rogers Complex, Fort Worth, TX. Entry deadlline May 9. Pam Galloway (817) 625-6241 or pam.galloway@tlbaa.org. Qualifying Haltered, Free and Youth. JUN 11 • Indian Territory Texas Longhorn Association 14th Annual Sale of WAAKA LAPISH FOLOHA, (Sale starts @ noon) Red River Livestock Sale Facility (located between Marietta and Ardmore, OK, exit #24 off I-35), Bob Weaver (405) 659-9222 or (405) 348-2156 or fax (405) 348-5015 or rainbowrtr@yahoo.com. JUN 18 • TLBGCA Annual Meeting and Field Day, Stotts Hideaway Ranch, Midway, TX, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Hosted by Doug and Sandy Stotts. Lou Shields at Drpunkin@aol.com JUN 25 • West Coast Texas Longhorn Sale, Lone Star Arena, Aurora, OR. Daniel Fey daniel@feylonghorns.com or (503) 349-7866 or Sheryl Johnson (503) 349-4985. www.westcoasttexaslonghornsale.com JUN 25 • Heart of Virginia Consignment Sale, Blackstone, VA. (804) 561-5779 or (804) 937-5779 cell or (804) 241-9728. willisbendlonghorns.com

JULY 2011

JUL 10-16 • Sunrise Ranch Showmanship Camp, Sunrise Ranch, Liberty Hill, TX. Betty Baker (512) 515-6730. JUL 22-25 • California State Fair, Sacramento, CA. Pete Boyce (209) 239-4014 or (209) 479-2899. Deadline June 17, 2011. Qualifying Haltered and Free.

AUGUST 2011

AUG 3-7 • Autobahn Super Stakes Youth Show, Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth, TX. Larry Barker (817) 988-6110 or lbarker@abahn.com. AUG 6 • TLBAA Best at West Membership Sale, West, TX. TLBAA (817) 625-6241 www.tlbaa.org. AUG 6 • Deschutes County Fair Texas Longhorn Show, Redmond, OR. Deadline-7/9/11. Tami Kuntz (541) 848-7358 or (541) 848-7357 or tami_kuntz@yahoo.com. Qualifying Haltered(bulls) and Free. AUG 13 • Rocky Mountain Select Sale, Latigo Arena, Colorado Springs, CO. (Pre-Sale Party 6:00 pm, Fri. Aug. 12) (Sale starts @ 11 am, Aug. 13). Stan Searle (719) 481-3735 or Gary Lake (719) 314-8294. AUG 19 • Wyoming State Fair and Longhorn Show, Douglas, WY. Art Anders (308) 665-2457 H, (308) 430-4009 C Qualifying Haltered, Free and Youth. AUG 28 • Nebraska State Fair Longhorn World Qualifying Show, Grand Island, NE. Delwin & Vicki Smeal (402) 568-2353. Qualifying Haltered, Free and Youth.

SEPTEMBER 2011

SEPT 3 • Butler Breeder’s Invitational Sale, Lockhart, TX. Kaso Kety (985) 674-6492 or Michael McLeod (361) 771-5355. SEPT 3-24 • The Kansas 150th Anniversary Cattle Drive, Caldwell, KS. Michael Clover (620) 532-3455 or michael.clover@sbcglobal.net. SEPT 9-10 • Winchester Futurity, George Henderson 2nd Expo Center, Lufkin, TX. Donnie Taylor (936) 414-1401 or Bruce Ollive (936) 674-5180. SEPT 10 • The Appalacian Trail Registered Texas Longhorn Consignment Sale, Mt. Airy Stockyard, Mt. Airy, NC. Carl R. Brantley, Wilkesboro, NC. (336) 667-5452 or pyledriver 1964@yahoo.com. SEPT 11 • NWLA Spokane Interstate Fair, Spokane, WA. Sheryl Johnson and Bob Larson. (503) 349-4985 or (503) 829-9459. Deadline: August 31, 2011. Qualifying Haltered, Free and Youth. SEPT 17 • Hunts Command Respect Production Sale, Marietta, OK. Randy Briscoe (405) 375-3090 or (405) 368-6766 cell or Jim Curry (817) 319-5556.

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SEPT 21-22 • New Mexico State Fair, Albuquerque, NM. Lynn Starritt, TLBNM Sec./Treas., (915) 252-4118 cell or (915) 886-7063 fax. www.tlbnm.com Qualifying Haltered, Free and Youth. SEPT 24 • B&C Show Me Fall Longhorn Sale, Brookfield Livestock Auction, Inc., Bus. Hwy. 36, Brookfield, MO. Sayre Auction & Sale Management, Bill Sayre (660) 258-2973 or cell (660) 734-0827 or Shawn (660) 734-8782. SEPT 29-OCT 1 • East Texs State Fair, Tyler, TX. Dr. Gene & Lana Hightower (903) 963-7442 or glcattleco@aol.com. Entry form and info at www.etstatefair.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free and Youth. SEPT 29-OCT 1 • Tulsa State Fair, Tulsa, OK. Steve & Bodie Quary (405) 567-3093. Qualifying Haltered, Free and Youth.

OCTOBER 2011

OCT 7-9 • CATL Far West Qualifying Show and Official TLBAA Horn Showcase Satellite Measuring Site, Kings County Fairgrounds, Hanford, CA. Entry Deadline Sept. 24, 2011. Gail Moore (559) 779-1455 cell, (559) 583-8115 office. Qualifying Haltered, Free and Youth. OCT 7-9 • Heart of Texas Fair, Heart O’ Texas Fairgrounds, Waco, TX. Online entries only at www.hotfair.com. Deadline-9/16/11. Sue Bowdoin (254) 486-2581. Qualifying Haltered and Youth. OCT 13-16 • TLBAA Longhorn Weekend & Horn Showcase, Fort Worth, TX. Kim Barfield (817) 625-6241 or kim@tlbaa.org or Pam Galloway pam.galloway@tlbaa.org. OCT 15 • Horn Showcase Sale, Fort Worth, TX. Kim Barfield (817) 625-6241 or kim@tlbaa.org or Pam Galloway pam.galloway@tlbaa.org. Consignment deadline: Aug. 1, 2011,www.tlbaa.org. OCT 28-30 • ARK-LA-TEX Fall Show, George Henderson Expo Center, Lufkin, TX. Donnie Taylor (936) 414-1401 or Bobbye DuBose (409) 384-8120. Qualifying Haltered, Free and Youth. OCT 29 • Deer Creek Longhorns Fall 123 Sale, Brenham, TX. Bruce Hazelwood, Farm Mgr. (979) 277-8016 or Frank Hevrdejs (713) 341-5706. www.dclonghorns.com OCT 29 • Nebraska Texas Longhorn Assoc. Annual Sale, Beatrice Livestock Auction, Beatrice, NE. Roger or Bonnie Damrow (402) 423-5441 or brdamrow6@aol.com. Delwin Smeal (402) 568-2353 or Larry Long (308) 530-7272. www.beatrice77.net.

NOVEMBER 2011

NOV 5 • Marquess Arrow Production Sale, Ben Wheeler, TX. Ron & Barbara Marquess (903) 833-5810 or (903) 570-5199. NOV 20 • Tri-State Longhorn Sale,Crawford Livestock Market, Crawford, NE. Art & Hayley Anders (308) 665-2457 H, Art cell (308) 430-4009; Hayley Cell (308) 430-4008.

FEBRUARY 2012

FEB 18-19 • Sierra County Longhorn Show, Truth or Consequences, NM. Lynn Starritt, TLBNM Sec./Treas., (915) 252-4118 cell or (915) 886-7063 fax. www.tlbnm.com Qualifying Haltered, Free and Youth.

MARCH 2012

MAR 31 • B&C Show Me Fall Longhorn Sale, Brookfield Livestock Auction, Inc., Bus. Hwy. 36, Brookfield, MO. Sayre Auction & Sale Management, Bill Sayre (660) 258-2973 or cell (660) 734-0827 or Shawn (660) 734-8782.

APRIL 2012

APR 13-15 • TLBGCA Spring Show, Washington County Fairgrounds, Brenham, TX. Dean Freeman (832) 401-9490 or Doak Parker (281) 761-5215. Qualifying Haltered, Free and Youth. APR 27-28 • Midwest Longhorn Sale, Winfield, KS. Mike Bowman (316) 778-1717 or www.endoftrailranch.com

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