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Texas Longhorn Trails

March 2015


Texas Longhorn Trails

MARCH 2015 VOL. 26 NO. 12

Cover Stories:

About the Cover:

26-30 Longhorn Weekend Wrap-Up

“Featured on this months cover is 2014 Horn Showcase Triple Bronze winner “Hubbells 20 Gauge”. Still just a young bull, born 5/22/2012, he has already shown great promise measuring 75” TTT at 31 mos. and also throwing beautiful, correct calves on his first crop! You can buy semen from one of the partners listed below for only $200 per straw, with no minimum. We believe he is an answer to those looking for the complete package, and those who don’t want to sacrifice one trait for another. If you have questions or breeding inquiries, contact one of the partners below!”

Helm Cattle Company John Helm • 972-670-5134 Andy Mast Longhorns Andy Mast • 616-437-2323

Hubbell Longhorns Grand Rapids, Michigan Mark Hubbell • 269-838-3083

26 TLBAA Awards Banquet 27 Affiliate Prince/Princess Results Herd Health:

Shows & Sales: 28 Fort Worth Stock Show Results 29 Eddie Wood Cowtown Classic Sale 40 Fey Ranch Sale & Social 4

32 Castrating Male Cattle Timing and Methods

Photo courtesy of Circle T Longhorns - Misty Tucker by Heather Smith Thomas

Texas Longhorn Trails


Notesfrom the Editor

14 Officer & Directors 16

TLBAA Announcements


TLBT Letter


Affiliate News


Herd Management


News on the Trail


In the Pen


Movers & Shakers


Save the Date


Ad Index


Just For Grins

This issue is a wrap-up of Longhorn Weekend. We appreciate the participation of the membership during the meetings, banquet, sale and shows. Fort Worth Stock Show is one of my favorite events that I get to be a part of and enjoy the cattle shows. It brings back great memories that I have participating and being with family and friends. I often wonder where I would be in the world without the ranching background I was honored to be a part of. The next issue of the Trails magazine will be April and May combined. The Red McCombs and Midwest Sale catalog will be accompanying this issue. The new TLBAA website is still moving ahead, and the launch date and advertising rates will be announced. Stay tuned!! Don’t forget our social media campaign is underway with our presence on Instagram and Twitter. We kept many Longhorn breeders and admirers updated throughout Longhorn Weekend. I encourage you to email, fax or mail your comments and suggestions to continue moving the Trails magazine in the right direction for our members and readers. See you down the road...

– Laura Standley

(817) 625-6241• (817) 625-1388 (FAX) P.O. Box 4430 • Fort Worth, TX 76164 E-Mail: • Editor in Chief: Laura Standley • Ext. 105 • • Contributing Editor: Henry L. King

President/CEO: Barbara Linke • Ext. 102

Advertising: Ashley Loos • (217) 653-8403 •

Phil Norwood • (713) 294-0139 •

Registrations: Dana Coomer • Ext. 116

Graphic Design & Production: Myra Basham • Ext. 108 • •

Laura Standley • Ext. 105 • • Anna Hendry

Rick Fritsche • Ext. 107

Regional Correspondents: Lori Beeson • Nolensville, Tennessee | Paige Evans • Kiowa, Colorado | Deb Lesyk • Outlook, Saskatchewan, Canada | Wanda Moore • Sulphur Bluff, Texas | Bodie Quary • Prague, Oklahoma


Elaine Bauman • Ext. 121

Deadline: April 2015 deadline is February 23rd.

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: $105 per year; foreign per year $180. 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.

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Special Events: Amy Weatherholtz • Ext. 104

Receptionist/Office Manager:

Cynthia Guerra • Ext. 100

“We reach every TLBAA member” Texas Longhorn Trails

Give your breeding program Frank Anderson Jr. and III 828 South Rosemary Drive • Bryan, TX 77802 (979) 846-8020 • (281) 501-2100

Beadle Land & Cattle - Ray & Bonnie Beadle Los Gatos & Hollister, CA (408) 834-0110 • (408) 656-6266 e-mail:

Christa Cattle Co. - Jason & Louis Christa

2577 FM 1107 • Stockton, TX 78160 • Louis (210) 863-7003 • Jason (210) 232-1818

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

McLeod Ranch – Michael, Jackie, Mike & Makayla McLeod 355 C.R. 303A, Edna, TX 77957 (361) 782-0155

Brennan & Michele Potts - Rocking P Longhorns

P.O. Box 579, Emory, TX 75440 (903) 473-2430 Cell: (903) 348-5400 • e-mail:

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

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

This space is available for your ranch listing!

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

DALGOOD Longhorns - Malcolm & Connie Goodman (713) 782-8422 • Waller, TX e-mail:

Eagles Ridge Longhorns - Paul & Judi Sellers P.O. Box 640, Bokeelia, FL 33922 (941) 979-2419 or (443) 624-0792 e-mail:

Jack Mountain Ranch - Hal & Betty Meyer 8000 Mount Sharp Rd. • Wimberley, TX 78676 (512) 422-4681 cell • (512) 842-1116 e-mail:

Rockin I Longhorns - Nancy Ince & Tony Mangold 30 FM 3351 N, Bergheim, TX 78004 (830) 237-5024 • e-mail:

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

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:

This space is available for your ranch listing!



Canada, New Zealand, Australia

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TLBAA Regions


Chairman of the Board: Todd McKnight • (620) 704-3493

Secretary/Parliamentarian: Gary Bowdoin • (254) 640-0844

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

Treasurer: Mark Hubbell • (269) 838-3083

1st Vice Chairman: Alex Dees • (805) 300-4617

Director: Tom Matott • (303) 500-9465

2nd Vice Chairman: Kathy Kittler • (501) 690-0771

Director: Jeff Jespersen • (780) 966-3320


At-Large Director

At-Large Director

Mark Hubbell

(269) 838-3083

(979) 277-2161

At-Large Director

At-Large Director

DIVISION C ~ REGIONS 13-18 At-Large Director

Keith DuBose

(573) 406-9868

David Roberts At-Large Director

(405) 227-7127

John Parmley

(281) 541-1201

David “Nik” Nikodym

Region 1 - Director

Region 7 - Director

Region 13 - Director

Jeff Jespersen

(780) 966-3320

Lana Hightower

(903) 681-1093

(308) 750-8384 or (308) 246-5600

Region 2 - Director

Region 8 - Director

Region 14 - Director

(704) 361-6035

Ken Morris

(484) 638-0228

Nelson Hearn

L.D. McIntyre

(817) 304-1665

Gwen Damato

Region 3 - Director

(620) 704-3493 Region 15 Director

Todd McKnight

Region 9 - Director

Tom Smith

(616) 293-0977

(254) 485-3434

(918) 557-0364 dledwards.texaslonghorncattle

Region 4 - Director

Region 10 - Director

Region 16 - Director

David Edwards

Russell E. Fairchild

Scott Hughes

(828) 287-4257

Gary Bowdoin

(254) 640-0844

(303) 500-9465

Region 5 - Director

Region 11 - Director

Region 17 - Director

Tom Matott

Nancy Dunn

(334) 318-0887

Larry Smith

(281) 935-2811

(805) 300-4617

Region 6 - Director

Region 12 - Director

(501) 690-0771

(979) 249-4255

Region 18 - Director

Kathy Kittler

CHARLES SCHREINER III* 1964-1967 WALTER G. RIEDEL, JR.* 1967-1969 J.G. PHILLIPS, JR.* 1969-1971 WALTER B. SCOTT* 1971-1973 JAMES WARREN* 1973-1975 J.W. ISAACS* 1975-1977 J.T. “HAPPY” SHAHAN* 1977-1978

Alex Dees

Bill Torkildsen

JOHN R. BALL 1979-1980


BILL ANTHONY* 1981-1982

GLEN W. LEWIS 1992-1995

DR. L.V. BAKER 1982-1984

TIM MILLER* 1995-1998

DR. W.D. “BILL” CLARK 1984-1986



BOB MOORE* 2003-2005

JOHN T. BAKER 1988-1990


(909) 721-7577

Chris Herron





Matt McGuire - (405) 742-4351

Mark Hubbell – (269) 838-3083

Dr. David Hillis – (512) 789-6659

Felix Serna – (361) 294-5331

John T. Baker – (512) 515-6730

Russell Hooks – (409) 381-0616

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March 2015



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TLBAA Membership Memo

The TLBAA held a Board of Directors and Annual membership Meeting on Friday, January 16 at the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas.

Chairman of the Board Todd McKnight, Treasurer John Parmley and CEO Barbara Linke gave updates, Association and Foundation reports through November 30 and the results of the 20132014 audit were shared. Treasurer John Parmley reported the TLBAA and Foundation received a clean audit from the C.R. Parr firm in Hurst, Texas. All financials for Association and Foundation were found to be in order, appropriate and in accordance with general accounting principles and practices. Per Article VIII, Section 5, the annual audited financial statements are available to members at the TLBAA headquarters for inspection. New business included adoption of proposed World Show Handbook changes and as well as changes to committee liaison structure. The first Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee will serve as liaison to the Horn Showcase Committee and the second Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee will serve as liaison to the World Show Committee. The two appointed members to the Executive Committee will now have liaison responsibilities. The communication flow chart and description will be incorporated into the TLBAA handbook and posted on the TLBAA web site. A number of committees gave year end reports including World Show Circuit, Horn Showcase and Cattle Sales, Miniature Texas


Longhorns, Affiliate Relations, Year End Awards and HORNS. An update was given on the Capital Campaign Building Fund for the future home of the TLBAA headquarters, Museum and Hall of Fame. We have currently raised $341,000 towards the $600,000 we need to have in order to start the building project. It was noted that 100% of the board has contributed to the building campaign. John Parmley was recognized for his leadership, time and effort that he and his committee have invested in getting the project to the point where we have plans and permit in hand. For more information on the building project, donation forms and answers to frequently asked questions, please visit the web site and click on the Capital Campaign Building Fund button.

The results of the Division C Board of Directors elections can be found on the Officers & Directors page (pg. 14) including the new officers for the TLBAA Executive Committee. The Awards Banquet was held Friday evening, January 16th, culminating in the announcement of award winners. Check out pg. 26 for the results. We were pleased to have Sworn & Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller join us for the festivities. A complete wrap-up for the 2015 Longhorn Weekend can be found on pgs. 26-29. We were pleased to have newly sworn Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller join us for the festivities.

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March 2015


by searching Texas Longhorn Breeders of Tomorrow

TLBAA Hall of Fame can be viewed online at on the HORNS system. Contact Amy with questions at 18




Tarah Moore TLBT President

1st-Clara Holson, Granbury, TX . . . . .2295 2nd-Jackson Grace, Sunset, TX . . . . . . .1330 3rd-Shyanne McClendon, Marshall, TX1055 4th-Clarice Francis, Angleton, TX . . . . . .870 5th-Sara Jennings, Angleton, TX . . . . . . .695 6th-Laney Hebert, Angleton, TX . . . . . . .680 7th-Caden Wieczorek, Hickman, NE . . .580 8th-Rope Anders, Crawford, NE . . . . . . .480 9th-Julia Salsbury, League City, TX . . . . .440 10th-Keith Tramm, Tacoma, WA . . . . . . .430



Place Points 1st-Ashlyn Holson, Albany, TX . . . . . .1730 2nd-Chance Kearny, Evans, WA . . . . . .1565 3rd-Avery Roesler, Krum, TX . . . . . . . . .1155 4th-Caroline Holson, Granbury, TX . . . .870 5th-Tyler Lindsey, Laurel, MS . . . . . . . . .520 6th-Ella Wieczorek, Hickman, NE . . . . .405 7th-Cooper D. Taylor, Thorndale, TX . . .380 8th-James-Roesler, Krum, TX . . . . . . . . . .340 9th-Bella McDermott, Alvord, TX . . . . . .275 10th-Madilyn Moreland, Decatur, TX . . .205

1st-Caitlyn Holson, Albany, TX . . . . . .1745 2nd-Shelby A. Rooker, Poolville, TX . . .1695 3rd-Cody Garcia, Hico, TX . . . . . . . . . .1260 4th-Jodie Ging, Palacios, TX . . . . . . . . . .1110 5th-Hailey Neal, Bryson, TX . . . . . . . . . .865 6th-Ryan Johnson, Big Horn, WY . . . . . .795 7th-Carter T. Smith, Willow Park, TX . . .725 8th-Sarah Tramm, Tacoma, WA . . . . . . .620 9th-Miriam Faske, Somerville, TX . . . . . .620 10th-Jazmin Fisher, Angleton, TX . . . . . .565


I love this time of year so much because we are all so busy with stock shows, school and extra-curricular activities. During this busy time, there are a lot of opportunities TLBT members have to take advantage of. For graduating seniors, there is the Senior Heifer Sale that will be held at the 2015 World Show to raise scholarship money. You pick one of the females you have exhibited, advertise it as well as yourself― what college you’ll be attending, what you plan to do in the future, and so on― and then sale her this summer. For more information, contact Kevin Rooker. I highly recommend being a part of this, as it is a great chance to improve your marketing skills, public speaking, and, most importantly, help with the cost of college. Also keep in mind that there are other scholarships TLBT members may qualify for, such as the Bright Futures Scholarship and the Mosser Family Memorial Scholarship Fund. Information for these can be found at and At the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo this past January, we held our second General Membership Meeting of the show year. Some of the things discussed were our Kindle Raffle to raise money for our Youth World Show Prizes, a Youth Affiliate Presidents’ Clinic that will take place at World Show, and ideas for recruiting new membership. The next general membership meeting will be held at our national show in June, where we will elect the 2015/2016 show year’s officers. I hope to see all of y’all soon at upcoming Longhorn events, and congratulations to all competitors who have won previously. Until next time, stay safe and have fun!


Dear TLBT Members,

1st-Tarah Moore, Hico, TX . . . . . . . . . .3000 2nd-Alexzandria Rivera, Red Oak, TX . .2215 3rd-Kalli Winters, Paradise, TX . . . . . . . .2100 4th-Jimmie Gee, Springtown, TX . . . . .1820 5th-Ethan Morgan, Deer Park, TX . . . . .1095 6th-Jorge Avalo, Ferris, TX . . . . . . . . . . .1020 7th-Cody McDonald, Oakhurst, TX . . .1010 8th-Kailee Vuskov, Angleton, TX . . . . . . .840 9th-Kacie Ging, Palacios, TX . . . . . . . . . .805 10th-Alexis Hynes, Van, TX . . . . . . . . . . .740 Texas Longhorn Trails

IN MEMORIAM Colonel Fraser E. West

was born March 1, 1918 in Washington D.C. Fortunate for Fraser, he became a Westerner when he was eight years old when his mother came to Reno to obtain a divorce. She then married Dr. C. W. “Bill” West, who was beloved by his step-son, and he later adopted Fraser. Fraser was educated in Reno’s public schools. He had a principal appointment to West Point in 1936 but turned it down to study agriculture, and he graduated from the University of Nevada Reno in 1940 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture, majoring in Animal Husbandry, now titled Animal Science. He is a lifelong skier, formerly class “A” in four events and was a member of the 1939 National Alpine Championship Team at the University of Nevada Reno. He has won many awards and honors, one of which is the recipient of the US Ski Association highest award, the “Julius Blegen” for his skilled participation in four Winter Olympic Games and numerous World Cup events. He is also the eight recipient (ever) of the Daughters of the American Revolution Life Achievement award for leadership, patriotism and service. Fraser enlisted in the Marine Corps in October of 1940 as the first Nevadan in the 1st

John R. Ball, Jr.,

92, passed away Wednesday, January 28, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. Services were held February 3rd at Flower Mound Family Funeral Home with interment services held at the DFW National Cemetery. Mr. Ball was born in Austin, Texas, on November 7, 1922, to Alberta and John R. Ball. He graduated from Sunset High School in Dallas and was a member of the Class of 1944 at The Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas (now Texas A&M University). The entire class of '44 volunteered for active duty during World War II, and those who returned, graduated in 1947. During the war, Mr. Ball served in the 1696 Engineer Combat Battalion, B Company. He


contributor for the preservation and improvement of the Texas Longhorn breed. Fraser is a Military World Class Team Roping champion, and participated in calf and team roping from the ages of 12 to 92 – eighty years of competition in all. He designed and built four rodeo arena still in use today. He cofounded the Ione Valley Land, Air & Water Defense Alliance (Ione Valley LAWDA) to provide a voice for all the ranchers, farmers and citizens in Ione Valley and City of Ione for a clean environment and agricultural future. He continued to raise cattle and grew walnuts at his Ione Ranch until quietly passing away surrounded by family at the age of 96. He is survived by his wife Teddy, their four children – Tina, Bill, Caryn and Sondra, and his grandchildren Alison Sudol, Anna Leia and Iain West.

Marine Officer Candidate Class and commissioned as a 2nd Lt. in February 1941, later receiving a regular officer commission. He is a WWII veteran of Guadalcanal, Bougainville and Guam. In Guam, he was severely wounded by machine gun bullets in his left femur after an extended 3 day battle. After Guam, he was awarded the Silver Star medal for valor and the Purple Heart. After lengthy hospitalization and limited duty, he regained full duty status. After varied troop and staff duties all over the world, he retired in June of 1964. He is known for his excellent breeding In civilian life, he had a horse and after serving on the Texas Longhorn trailer manufacturing business and a Board nine years, they named the Texas ranching career. He began raising Registered Texas Longhorn cattle in Twist events after him at the National 1973. The Westhaven Longhorn World shows. In appreciation for his Ranch is known for many Grand dedication to the preservation and proChampions, and as a result, ranchers motion of the Texas Longhorn, he was from all over the West and Texas have awarded the TLBAA’s highest award – the traveled to California make WestElmer Parker Award in 1997. haven cattle part of their herd. For 43 years, Fraser was a valued judge and

graduated with a BS in Civil Engineering in 1947. Mr. Ball earned his Master's degree in Municipal and Sanitary Engineering in 1948, receiving the first-ever grant by the Texas AMC Civil Engineering Department for graduate studies. He then enlisted in the Army Reserves and served 25 months in the Combat Engineers, retiring as Captain. He taught in the engineering department at Texas AMC and later taught surveying at Arlington State College, now UTA. He became a Registered Professional Engineer in 1951 and a Registered Public Surveyor in 1956. Mr. Ball then began a long career as an independent consulting engineer in Arlington. Some of his projects included Indian Hills, Shady Valley, The Oaks, and Tiffany Park. Mr. Ball became the first private consulting engineer for Las Colinas and worked to develop all land south of Highway 114. He served six years as an Arlington City Councilman. Mr. Ball enjoyed spending time at his ranch in Jacksboro, Texas, raising Longhorn cattle. He served as President of the Texas Longhorn Breeder's Association for two years, during which time he conceived and developed the well remembered Texas Longhorn Trail Drive running daily during the 1984 Republican National Convention in Dallas. He had

many outdoor interests and was an avid fisherman and hunter. He also delighted in creating carefully engineered welded iron tables for friends and loved ones. His cactus garden and yard art was a source of joy. Mr. Ball was preceded in death by his two sons, David Rufus Ball and Richard Douglas Ball. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Beverly, of Flower Mound; his daughter Judy Prather (Harold) of Burleson; sisters Mary Helen Reynolds and Catherine Borgstedt of Arlington; stepdaughter Allison Caldwell of Flower Mound; stepsons Don Caldwell (Terry) of Granbury, Steve Caldwell (Beth) of Ft. Worth, Scott Caldwell (Nikki) of Fort Worth; grandchildren Kristin Kell (Scott) of Houston, Patrick Prather (Rachel) of Richardson, Aaron Ball (Lauren) of Prosper, Shonnie Ball of Washington, D.C., Hilary Ely (Hervey) of Haslett, Laura Hall (Cade) of Mansfield, Nathan Ball of Fort Worth, Daniel Caldwell of Irving, Cassie Woodlee (Kevin) of Cresson, Sarah Vaughn (Brett) of Granbury, Dylan and Ethan Caldwell of Fort Worth, and Bryan and Matthew Caldwell of Pascagoula, MS. He was blessed with fourteen great grandchildren. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. Texas Longhorn Trails

East Texas Longhorn Association is planning its annual meeting for Saturday, April 25, beginning at 11 a.m. with election of officers and board members, along with other businesses, followed by a meal, educational presentation and ranch tour. With a bit of format change from that previously noted in a prior Trails issue, the activities of the day will take place at one location, the Silver T Ranch in Winnsboro, to which Kurt Twining has graciously invited us. More details will follow next month, but we invite all readers to share in the experience and fellowship of our East Texas Association. By the time our readers receive this issue, East Texas Longhorn Association youth and adults will have been well represented at the Fort Worth Stock Show. Be sure to take note of the complete news from the Fort Worth show located elsewhere in this issue. To learn more about ETLA opportunities, contact our secretary, Dr. Timothy Roddam, at (903) 681-3161.


Dave Sullivan, Kevin Rooker & Scotty O’Bryan at the Howdy from the NTLBA! Did you join our affiliate TLBAA Affiliates yet? Contact President - Scotty O'Bryan at sjo_07@hotMeeting. to become a member. Also, don't forget to check out our website at to keep up with our latest information and sale cattle page coming soon. A lot of our members recently had a blast showing at the Fort Worth Stock Show. Congratulations to the owners, breeders, and youth, and thank you to all those who put together the event! Many shows and events are right around the corner, including our very own World Qualifying NTLBA Spring Show held in Glen Rose, Texas at the Somervell County Expo Center, March 13-15!! For more informa- Amy Roesler, Avery tion, please contact John or Brenda Oliver at 972-268-0083 or & JP at the banquet. Scoty O’Bryan Entry deadline is February 25th, President 2015. Entries will be accepted until 6 pm Friday March 15, 2015 with $5 late fee. We sure hope you can make it, if not only to get a laugh at the Adult Showmanship Competition. Yes, adults competing and being judged by the youth! Bring your non-haltered Longhorns to be shown Saturday at 2 pm. Can't make it but would like to show your support? Advertise your business or ranch by sponsoring, as we will offer numerous acknowledgements Several North Texas members throughout the event. And if showing isn't your thing, this event is a great way to see fellow Longhorn breeders and exhibited at the Fort Worth cattle all under one roof! Longhorn dreams and green pasture wishes! Stock Show.


S A TEXA TION K S A R NEB SSOCIA A N R O LONGH Rodger Damrow, President

Our Association’s annual meeting was held January 10th at the Firefighter Museum in Kearney. We had a nice crowd with new members attending. We were well pleased to have some new members including kids joining our youth group. After a potluck luncheon our annual meeting was held. Directors going off the board were Betty McCutchan, Delwin Smeal and L.D. McIntyre. Thank you Betty (402) 423-5441 for your service. Delwin Smeal and L.D. McIntyre were re-elected directors. Brian Nelson from Ord, NE was elected as a new board of director. There were many topics of discussion including Nebraska Cattleman’s Ball, Nebraska State Fair World Qualifying Shows, the upcoming spring sale in Broken Bow, Raffle Calf donations. Delwin & Board of Directors: Front row - Joe McCutchan, Paul Vicki Smeal have gratiously donated a heifer calf & L.D. McIntyre donated a bull calf. These will Schlecht, Delwin Smeal - Vice President, Chelsey Georges both be the 1st place drawings of our raffle tickets. The winner will also receive a year member- - Secretary/Treasurer. Back Row - Larry Long, Brian ship to the NTLA. The winner may choose $500 instead. 2nd place will be $200. 3rd place $100 Nelson, Rodger Damrow - President, L.D. McIntyre. and 4th place $50. The kids will again receive 25% of the proceeds for selling tickets. The drawing will be held at the Nebraska State Fair World Qualifying Show this coming August. The kids had a short meeting before lunch. They discussed what kind of trophies they would like for the Nebraska State Fair and decided to have another seminar this summer. This will be the 3rd year to hold a Halter Breaking Seminar in Wolbach, NE. It will start at 10:00 am. - Saturday, July 11. The kids will hold a meeting and pizza will be served for lunch. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. Thank you to L.D. McIntyre for making arrangements. New members are welcome. Memberships are due January of each year. Our Secretary is Chelsey Georges, 11800 S 12th, Roca, NE 68430. Membership forms are located on the NTLA website:. The NTLA’s 34th Annual Sale will be held in the spring, April 11, 2015 at the Broken Bow Livestock Auction Lucie Lautenschlager, Caden in Broken Bow, NE. Consignment forms are due by March 1, 2015. Look for the consignment forms and sale Wieczorek, President - Kali Bloom, catalog on the NTLA website: Sale can be viewed online at If you are inter- Secretary/Treasurer - Connor Scheer, ested in consigning to our sale or have any questions regarding our sale feel free to contact myself or any board Ella Wieczorek, Dylaney Georges, Lilly Lautenschlager, Taori Tate. members. Rodger Damrow 402.423.5441/ The NTLA World Qualifying Shows will be held the weekend of August 28th at the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island, NE. We’d love to have you show your animals here in Nebraska. More to come later.


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• One-page, full color ad in Trails • One year Breeders guide in Trails magazine or one year listing in Breeders Directory on TLBAA web site • Full page ad in World Show program • Four (4) Tickets to TLBT Youth Banquet • Two (2) 4’x6’ banners in show arena • Permanent plaque on trophy • Special recognition/announcements throughout the Show-in media and press releases

$4,000-TLBT Youth Banquet Sponsor/Grand and Reserve Buckle Sponsor (10 available)

• One-page, full color ad in Trails • Six (6) months Breeders Guide in Trails Magazine or six (6) months listing in Breeders Directory on TLBAA web site • ½ page ad in World Show program • Four (4) Tickets to TLBT Youth Banquet • One (1) 4’x6’ banner in show arena • Special recognition/announcements throughout the Show-in media and press releases

$3,000-Trail Boss (12 available)

• ½ page, full color ad in Trails • Three (3) months Breeders Guide in Trails magazine or three (3) months listing in Breeders Directory on TLBAA web site • ½ page ad in World Show program • Two (2) Tickets to TLBT Youth Banquet • One (1) 4’x6’ banner in show arena • Special recognition/announcements throughout the Show-in media and press releases

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• 1/3 page, black and white ad in Trails • Three (3) months Breeders Guide in Trails magazine or three (3) months listing in Breeders Directory on TLBAA web site • ½ page ad in World Show program • Two (2) Tickets to TLBT Youth Banquet • One (1) 4’x6’ banner in show arena • Special recognition/announcements throughout the Show

$1,200-Barn Party Sponsor (2 available)

• 1/3 page, black and white ad in Trails • ½ page ad in World Show program • Two (2) Tickets to TLBT Youth Banquet • Special recognition/announcements throughout the Show-in media and press releases • One (1) 4’x6’ banner in show arena

$850-Top Hand (4 available)

• 1/6 page, black and white ad in Trails • 1/3 page ad in World Show program • One (1) month Breeders Guide in Trails magazine or one (1) month listing in Breeders Directory on TLBAA web site • Special recognition throughout the Show • One (1) 4’x6’ banner in show arena

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• 1/3 page ad in World Show program • Two (2) Tickets to TLBT Youth Banquet • One (1) 4’x6’ banner in show arena • Special recognition throughout the Show


• 1/6 page ad in World Show Program • Two (2) Tickets to TLBT Youth Banquet • Special recognition throughout the show

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A W A R TOP GUN OF TLBAA El Coyote Ranch D S

Top Gun Award is based on new active memberships secured by an individual. TLBAA’s Barbara Linke announced the 2014 Top Gun of the TLBAA was El Coyote Ranch, who has been a member of the TLBAA since 1990. Their contributions to the membership of the TLBAA is greatly appreciated.

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JACK PHILLIPS AWARD Geoff Dawson, Tina Stewart & Charlene Musgrove This award is named after former TLBAA President Jack Phillips who was a quiet, yet forceful presence in the TLBAA. The award honors individuals who have worked selflessly for the Longhorn and breeders alike, without recognition. Geoff Dawson, Tina Stewart and Charlene Musgrove were presented with the Jack Phillips Award from Todd McKnight, TLBAA Chairman of the Board, who read the nomination for Geoff stating, “A promoter of the TLA (Texas Longhorns Australia), their newsletter editor, Geoff continually works on new ways to TLBAA’s Barbara Linke skyped with Geoff Dawson. keep members involved within the association. Geoff praises other breeders on their accomplishments and herd development. This gentleman continues to be sincerely interested in the promotion of registered Texas Longhorn cattle in Australia. Having worked on the Australian registry, the knowledge he has regarding the lineages and purebred percentages makes him a true ambassador of Texas Longhorns down under.” Todd also read the nomination for Tina and Charlene stating, “These next two nominees are delightful women who will share this honor as Jeff Jespersen accepted the award on behalf of they have both worked endlessly and Tina & Charlene. energetically to keep their affiliate moving forward. Often without recognition, these two women can be found working online organizing upcoming affiliate events. They continually seek out new members and new sponsorships. They represent the breed and their affiliate wherever they go."


MOVERS & SHAKERS OF THE YEAR Mike & Debbie Bowman Movers & Shakers Award is presented to the member who has registered and transferred the most animals throughout the year. The Movers & Shakers can be found every month in the Trails magazine. TLBAA’s Registrations Clerk Rick Fritsche announced that the award went to Mike & Debbie Bowman.

Trails Supporter of the Year award was renamed to honor the memory of Carolyn Hunter for her creativity, influence and dedication upon the Longhorn industry and for her knowledge and photography skills that enhanced the Trails magazine. The Carolyn Hunter Trails Supporter of the Year is given to the member whose advertising campaign contributes to the overall quality of the magazine. John Marshall of Blue Ridge Ranch Trails Editor Laura Standley with Bubba has graced the back cover of the Texas Bollier, Blue Ridge Ranch manager. Longhorn Trails magazine for the past year, and Editor Laura Standley presented John & Bubba this deserving award. The Trails magazine appreciates all of their advertising supporters through this past year from the classifieds to the full pages. Texas Longhorn Trails

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GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE (YOUTH) SDR NIGHTSHADE Exhibited by Justin Crumpton, Midlothian, TX





RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE (OPEN) HD ANGEL WINGS Exhibited by George and Cindy Dennis, Coupland, TX




RES. GRAND CHAMPION MATURE FEMALE (OPEN) PK’S ANGEL FIRE Exhibited by Guthrie Creek Longhorn Cattle, Decatur, TX

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High Selling Lot: Felix & Felicita Serna of El Coyote Ranch; Bill & Suzanne Torkildsen; Samuel Rocha, Humble, TX; Della Serna, El Coyote Ranch

48 Lots Sold Sale Average: $2,830.21 Volume Buyers: Torkildsen/Rocha Partnership, Fayetteville, TX; Ty Wehring, Houston, TX; Ricky McLeod, Manning, SC; Scott & Stacey Schumacher, Era, TX; David Mills, Spicewood, TX

✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯ INTERNET BUYERS: La Pistola Cattle Co., Bryan, TX Mike Young, Manchester, MI Kathy Lewis, Porter, TX

Lorinda Valentine, Aledo, TX; Bill & Elizabeth Hudson, Floyds Knobs, IN

Arlan Bush, Shelby, NC

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$47,000 ECR UNICA

(2011 Daughter of El Govenador & ECR Tari’s Fabulosa)

Consignor: El Coyote Ranch; Kingsville, TX Buyer: Torkildsen/Rocha Partnership, Fayetteville, TX

Donna, Payton & Marty Robeson, Gordon, TX

Ricky McLeod, Manning, SC; Scott Hughes, Rutherfordton, SC

✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯ OTHER HIGH SELLING LOTS: $7,000 – RUTLEDGE’S KRYSTL (2006 Daughter of Watson 167 & Rutledge’s Speckled Lady) Consigned by Star Creek Ranch, Somerville, TX. Buyer: David Mills, Spicewood, TX



(2012 Daughter of ZD Kelly & RC Pacific Mermaid) Consigned by Mike & Kim MacLeod, Palo Pinto, TX. Buyer: Ty Wehring, Houston, TX

Dusty Leonard, Marysville, KS; Dylan Pfizenmaier, Green, KS; Joe Sedlacek, Greenleaf, KS; Jeff Jespersen, Stony Plain, AB; Dan Stoltz, Pacific, MO

$3,500 – BCR GRAND INTENTIONS 302 (2013 Daughter of J.R. Grand Slam & Stars Sweet Intentions) Consigned by Suzanne & William H. Torkildsen, M.D., Fayetteville, TX. Buyer: Dora Thompson, Mansfield, LA

March 2015


LADY ESPERANZA SRC (2009 Daughter of Safari BL Chex & BHR Power Strokes Lady) Consigned James & Amy Roesler, Krum, TX. Buyer: Ricky McLeod


TLBAA LONGHORN WEEKEND PHOTOS Charlene & Mark Gilliland, Winfield, KS

Keith DuBose, Tyler, TX; Tom & Linda Harman, Austin, TX Brittni & Levi Blake, Nettleton, MS

Bubba Bollier, Llano, TX with daugh- Nancy Dunn, Electric, AL; Kathy Kittler, ter, Ashton Carlisle, AR

TLBAA's Barbara Linke with Gary Don Taylor, Okarche, OK

Joyce Wood, Wynnewood, OK; Jim & JoEda Freeman, Guthrie, OK

John & Betty Baker, Cindy Bolen, Lufkin, TX with TLBAA's Rick Fritsche Liberty Hill, TX


Arlyn & Lora Campbell, Red Oak, TX

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Castrating Male Cattle Timing and Methods

By Heather Smith Thomas

There are several ways to castrate calves and bulls. Regardless of the method, it’s less stressful for the animal at a young age. It’s also better for the buyer of these animals if they are steers rather than young bulls. W. Mark Hilton, Clinical Professor, Beef Production Medicine, Purdue University, says there are setbacks in growth—and health risks—if the animal is castrated at a later age. “There is nothing positive about castrating them late. The health is better when castrated early. Carcass quality is better. The welfare of the calf is better. Profit for the feedlot is better. There is no advantage to leaving them intact,” says Hilton.

The first one he tried to do was a struggle. “These were 700 pound calves, and I’m trying to castrate the first one standing up in the chute. The owner was a strong man and he couldn’t hold the calf; it was kicking and I was trying to search up in there for the testicles and realized I was going to get killed doing it. So for the other 19 I gave them a tranquilizer and laid them down and cut them like a horse, lying down. This was an extra expense to the owner,” says Hilton. “But if done correctly, I feel that using rubber bands on baby calves is an acceptable method. The research shows there is no difference in how the calves respond

There is generally no problem with using rubber bands on young calves, preferably less than 3 days of age – if you can make sure you have both testicles. “The idea that you can have better gains on calves as bulls because of testosterone is a fallacy. There are studies that show that a calf must be about 40 weeks of age before he gets a big boost from the testosterone, and that’s about 10 months! It’s not fair to that animal to castrate him that late,” he says. CASTRATION METHODS “I tell my clients that there are generally no problems with using rubber bands on young calves, preferably less than 3 days of age—if you can make sure you have both testicles. As a veterinarian, I have castrated hundreds of calves that had either one or both testicles retained after someone did a sloppy job or applying a rubber band. It’s no fun, for the veterinarian or for the calf, because of all the scar tissue in there; it’s a tough surgical procedure to castrate the older calf with retained testicle(s). I give them tranquilizers and lay them down for this surgery,” says Hilton. “One of the first cases I did in practice was a nightmare. The owner had bought a group of about 20 big calves from a new rancher who had tried to band the calves as babies and missed them all. The former owner reimbursed the guy for everything, including my costs and $50 per calf for the weight loss they experienced from the castration.”


compared to cutting them, if the bands are put on early. It’s also easiest for the person doing it when the calves are small; the calves are much easier to catch and handle at a day or two of age, compared to when they are a little older,” he says. “After a week of age, I suggest using the knife. The band on older calves causes a long-term painful experience. With a knife, the pain is very temporary. With a band, the worst pain may be days later, especially if there is some festering and infection around the area of the band.” The important thing is to do it properly, whether cutting or banding. “A new producer who’s never done it before should ask for help. A veterinarian or a stockman who has been doing it for years can easily walk you through the procedure,” says Hilton. Cleanliness is important, whether cutting or banding. The scrotum should be clean, and the instruments should be clean. If there is mud or manure on the calf’s scrotum, clean it off. Make sure the area where the calves will be lying around afterward is clean and dry. “Some farmers postpone castrating calves at birth if the environment is muddy/dirty. They will write down the numbers of the ones that didn’t get done, and cut them later. It’s not a good idea to castrate calves and

have them lying down in mud and manure,” says Hilton. Chemical castration has been done with some calves. “I was in private practice when ChemCast® came out. We used it in some herds and it worked fine, but it never really caught on across the industry. It took longer to do it than cutting the calf,” he says. ANIMAL WELFARE CONCERNS “We have to think about humane considerations for the calves. Just because we’ve done something for 30 or 40 years doesn’t mean it’s the best way. I have been a veterinarian for 30 years, and I change how I do things every year. I try to learn better ways to do them. I think back to when I was a kid on the farm, or my first years as a veterinarian and how I did some things and just shake my head. But at that time we didn’t know any better. After we learn better, we need to do better. The calf deserves the best that we have. We are the caretaker and have a big responsibility to that animal. Just because we’ve done things a certain way for many years doesn’t mean it’s the best way,” says Hilton. The Canadian livestock industry is looking at requiring pain medication when castrating older animals. “As we get more research on this, our industry in the U.S. may go this route, too, utilizing pain management on these animals, similar to what we do when castrating a horse,” he says. DON’T WAIT Since the procedure is so much easier on baby calves, there is no excuse for waiting until they are older, unless you intended to keep them as bulls and then decide to make steers out of the bottom end of the bull calves. Unless they are still young enough to go into a feedlot as steers, it may not be worth the effort and risk of castrating them. “In my own herd, I had two bulls this past year that I didn’t get sold as bulls (about 1400 pound animals) so I just took them to slaughter for freezer beef. The resulting beef was excellent,” says Hilton. If a seedstock producer has a group of weanlings, however, that don’t quite make the grade as bulls, these need to be castrated before going into the feedlot. Other than this situation, there is no rea-

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-- continued from pg. 32 son to wait on castration. “It doesn’t make sense to wait. There should be more incentive to producers to do it early. Part of the problem is that bull calves are not discounted enough at market. Sometimes there is not enough economic incentive for stockmen to do a better job,” he says. “But to me, we can’t just look at the dollars. If you are selling a 500-pound calf, instead of looking at the money you lost because he’s a bull rather than a steer, you should be considering the calf himself and realizing that you did wrong for that calf—and the buyer.” The calf will suffer more, castrated later, and the buyer takes more risk. Castrating calves late always creates more health risk. “As an example, I had one client last year who got into a problem because of the weather and his late

crop planting season. He was busy planting corn when he ordinarily would be working the calves, and then the harvest was late. This affected his weaning date, and he didn’t get any calves castrated or vaccinated before weaning. He got clear into November so when he put the calves through the chute for their first vaccination he castrated them at that time—at 500-600 pounds. He put them back out on pasture with their mothers, on rather poor fall pasture with limited nutrition,” says Hilton. “He weighed the calves, to get their weaning weights, when he vaccinated and castrated them. Two weeks later, when he brought them in again for their final vaccination and weaned them, the calves had not gained any weight during that period.” Some of them became sick. If there aren’t enough calories for the

calf to grow, nutrients for the immune system become a lower priority for that calf’s body. “About 35% of those calves became ill with respiratory disease after weaning, because the vaccines didn’t do any good. The vaccines didn’t work because the calves’ immune systems were compromised by inadequate nutrition, and the stress of castration, weaning, etc. It takes protein and energy for the body to heal, so castration was one more challenge. If those calves had been castrated earlier in life they wouldn’t have had that additional stress at weaning, and might not have had so much problem with respiratory disease. The vaccine might have done more good,” says Hilton. “This was an example of the compounding effects we see with disease problems. Many small negatives lead to a big problem.”

TLBAA Breed Advisory Committee’s

MARCH Herd Management Guide FALL Calving:

1. Continue supplemental feeding as recommended. During the last 30-60 days of gestation, females require 1.8-2.0 pounds of total protein daily from grass and supplemental feeds to insure adequate fetal development and first milk production. During the first 3-4 months of lactation, nutrient requirements increase substantially. Warm season pasture grasses are dormant until mid-April and provide most of the energy needs, but limited protein, phosphorus and Vitamin A. Sufficient nutrients must be supplied to the lactating females in the form of protein and/or energy supplements as well as mineral and vitamin mixes to meet their nutrient requirements. Feeding 3-4 pounds of a 40 percent CP supplement, 4-6 pounds of a 30 percent CP supplement or 6-8 pounds of a 20 percent CP supplement per head per day should be adequate to meet most protein and energy needs. Choice of appropriate supplement (20 percent CP, 30 percent CP or 40 percent CP) should be based upon cheapest source of protein. Price per pound of protein may be determined by dividing the cost per pound of protein supplement by the percentage of crude protein in the supplement. A source of salt as well as a good commercial calcium:phosphorus mineral mix with added Vitamin A should be available on a free choice basis. If your cows are thin in body condition or pasture grass is limited due to overgrazing, then feeding a medium (8-10 percent crude protein) hay free choice plus 2-3 pounds of a 20 percent CP supplement daily or approximately 15-20 pounds of a high quality (15-17 percent crude protein) hay per day will provide an excellent source of energy and protein for the females. If winter pasture is available, then the females should not need additional energy or protein supplementation. 2. Continue to check first-calf heifers (due to calve) and pregnant cows daily for possibility of calving difficulties. Remember, assistance usually is not necessary, but be prepared. The rate of gain of a dead calf is not real high! 3. Many females, especially first-calf heifers, do not produce sufficient colostrum (first milk containing vital antibodies for the calf) and there is no way of knowing how much the calf has nursed. Baby calf scours are typically the result of inadequate consumption of colostrum during the early hours of a calf’s life. Clean calving areas and proper


attention to the newborn may reduce exposure to disease organisms and reduce incidence of scouring problems. Pay attention to detail. 4. Semen evaluate bulls. A standard breeding soundness exam should be conducted on all bulls prior to the start of the breeding season. 5. New bulls, if needed, should be purchased now, well ahead of the breeding season. Bulls should be allowed to acclimate to your ranch conditions. 6. Plan ahead to have sufficient breeding bulls to service all females. Mature bulls in single sire pastures should be able to service 30-50 females in a 60-90 day breeding season. Young yearling bulls can be excellent breeders, but reduce the number of females per bull to 15-25 head and limit the breeding season to 60 days. Special attention to maintaining good nutritional condition of the young bulls is needed. Yearling bulls should only run with other yearling bulls in multi-sire pastures. Older bulls will tend to establish a social dominance over young bulls, creating potential problems. 7. After calving and before breeding, vaccinate all cows for leptospirosis. Consult your veterinarian about the need to also vaccinate for vibriosis and anaplasmosis.

SPRING Calving:

1. Continue supplemental feeding program until good spring grass is available and calves are weaned. Lactating cows grazing dormant range grass require approximately 3-4 pounds of a 40 percent range cube or 6-8 pounds of a 20 percent range cube daily to meet their protein requirement. If winter pasture is available, forage intake should be sufficient to meet nutrient requirements of lactating females. 2. Vaccinate all heifer calves between 4 and 10 months of age for brucellosis. 3. As weaning is approaching, consider routine calf management while the calves are still on their dams to reduce stress often associated with weaning. Calves should be vaccinated with a 7-way Clostridial bacterin, vaccinated for IBR-P13-BVD and de-wormed. Bull calves should be castrated prior to weaning. 4. Consider limited creep feeding (16 percent crude protein) for calves nursing older cows, first-calf heifers, or any calves needing additional nutrition. Texas Longhorn Trails

2014 Fey Ranch Sale and Social JUNE 7, 2014 YAMHILL, OR AUCTIONEER: JOHN WALTON

Highlights 32 Lots Sold Sale Average: $1,600 Consignors came from Oregon, California, Idaho and Nevada and buyers were from Oregon, California, Colorado, Idaho, Utah and Washington.

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Consignor: St. Hilaire Longhorns, Yamhill OR Buyer: Alex Dees – CR Ranches, Harper, OR


Results and photos submitted by Daniel Fey


he 4th edition was held on June 7, 2014 in Yamhill, OR. Skies were blue, temperatures comfortably in the mid 70’s and attendance was strong. In addition to a nice set of Longhorn cattle, visitors enjoyed great food, camaraderie and Daniel and Angelina Fey a fine glass of Oregon Pinot Noir. 32 out of 35 lots sold for an average of $1,600. This sale average is respectable, even more so under the consideration of a low consignment fee of $75 per lot and a moderate sale commission. Several first time buyers can be reported. The four highest selling lots all stayed in the state of Oregon which can be interpreted as a sign that local breeders see value in adding strong genetics to their herd in order to stay competitive on a bigger stage. The high seller was a 2009 Tejas Star daughter - ST Winter Star - consigned by St. Hilaire Longhorns, Yamhill, OR, and purchased by Alex Dees, CR Ranches from Harper, OR, for $3,000. 2nd highest selling lot was a 2012 JH Big Rigg daughter out of a full Boomerang C P sister – JH Sassy Riggs – consigned by Justin and Julie Hansen, Paskenta, CA, and purchased by Scott and Amelia Picker, Dundee, OR, for $2,900. We would like to thank all consignors, bidders and buyers for their participation. A special thank you goes to Auctioneer – John Walton, Sale Veterinarian-Dr. Richard Veeman, Brand Inspector – Laurie Van Roekel and all the helpers behind the scene, who made this event a success. The 2015 sale will be on Saturday, June 6.

OTHER HIGH SELLING LOTS: $2,900 – JH SASSY RIGGS – Consigned by Justin & Julie Hansen, Paskenta, CA. Purchased by Scott & Amelia Picker, Dundee, OR.

$2,650 – 7-11 DEMAND LEGACY – Consigned by St. Hilaire Longhorns. Purchased by Mark & Renee Scott, Burns, OR.

$2,600 – EOT SUPER PRINCESS – Consigned by Warren & Cathy Dorathy, Sanger, CA.

(l to r) Mark Scott; Scott & Amelia Picker


JH RANGERS LEGEND – Consigned by Justin & Julie Hansen. Purchased by Justin Risenmay, Redmond, OR.


– ECR JULIO’S CINNAMON – Consigned by Daniel & Angelina Fey. Purchased by Rod & Kelli Olsen, Roosevelt, UT.

$2,400 – CR SAGE SPARROW – Consigned by CR Ranches. Purchased by Drew & Michelle Hancock, Kettle Falls, WA.

Purchased by Scott & Amelia Picker.

$2,000 – SMOKY HELENA – Consigned by

$2,500 – RC ALEXIS J – Consigned by RC

Daniel & Angelina Fey. Purchased by Kay Bumguardner, Rifle, CO.

Larson Longhorns, Tillamook, OR. Purchased by Nick & Shilo Noyes, Fruitland, ID.

$1,950 – JH TAMMY – Consigned by Justin & Julie Hansen. Purchased by Rod & Kelli Olsen.

Daniel Fey and Justin Hansen

(l to r) Mike Klampe; Tom St. Hilaire; Clay Gines & son

Lauren Schiele Mark Scott, Hines OR


(l to r) Bob Larson, Auctioneer; John Walton; Cathy & Warren Dorathy Texas Longhorn Trails


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Registrations and Transfers from January 1, 2015 to January 31, 2015 Division B (cont.)

Division C (cont.)

Bill and Judy Meridith Moss Longhorns Eric & Anna Redeker Wayne Aswell Dean & Belinda Franke Pat & Stan Ivicic Embarcadero Resources, LLC Stringer Ranches Semkin Longhorns Steven Zunker Bob Dube Billy R. Walker Daniel & Angelina Fey Wileta Kretzchmar Teresa R. Castillo Nancy C. Dunn Lawrence Morgan Longhorns Annie Morgan & Steve Bell El Coyote Ranch Ron A. Walker Joseph M. Graham Bow Carpenter Ann & Bill Morian Terry King Dusty Leonard Carolyn Smith Bill Edwards Janet E. Fowler Ray, Kale & Julie Williams Catherine Ritter Charles Castro B. Eugene Berry, M.D. R-B Farm Crossed T's Cattle Company Sam Parker Meridian Longhorns Almendra Longhorns Tom & Maurice Gibbs Robert Willis Dora Thompson Mike Bassett Blossom Ridge Ranch/Haley Mike & Patricia Walsh Hudson Longhorns Kent & Sandy Harrell Calhoun Ron Skinner Kevin Rutkowski Rockin' J Longhorns Bob and Cathy Iversen Ohlendorf Land & Cattle Co., LLC Bryan Curtis David & Kimberley Nikodym Brad & Debra Parish H & L Ranch Robert Fenza Nick Noyes Brent & Cynthia Bolen Jonell Westerberg & Norman Double D Arena Ray or Virginia Walker Cason Rangel (Roger) Ridgway Helmwood Warren and Cathy Dorathy Charles Drexler Mike and Kim MacLeod Johnny and Missy Hicks Kerry and Nancee Mounce Cody M. Himmelreich Tanner Longhorns Len Bloomberg Rocking G Ranch Dale and Linda Smith Allen & Suzanne Perry Mark and Tina Stewart Wyoming Longhorn Ranch David & Lynda Bradley Bo & Joe Ann Winkel One Tree Ranching Co. LTD David and Christine Ryland Don & Rhonda Poe Bruce & Karen Fisher Reginald Pederson Lee Decker Dr. Gene and Lana Hightower Don & Lois Huber TTT Longhorns Mike & Debbie Bowman Gary & Teresa Bowdoin John and /or Judy Coats Chase Alford Dirty Spur Cattle Co. Gunnar Hooks Rocking 'O' Longhorns Jack Shier Dean L. or Mary P. Horkey Harman Ranch, LLC Wilton and Carolyn Wilton Ken & Charlotte Beler Farquhar Financial Cattle Co. Homestead Farm Allan Finch Tom A. Smith Big Valley Longhorns James & Amy Roesler Kirk Ray Farmer Cattle Co. Christopher Herron James Todd Sanford Copper Creek Ranch Danny D. Guffey LeEtta Constant & Mike Laughlin JDub Squared Ranch Bruce and Connie Ollive Douglas Procknow Stompin Brush Farm John Gary & Robin R. Blocker Cadiz Longhorns Jody Shaw Deborah Slaughter John & Judy Moore Deer Creek Longhorns Triple R Ranch Grant & Jane Miller Joseph P. Stilwell Dr. Juan M. Gonzalez Jeffrey Hudspeth Brock Murphy Matt Vizza Helm Cattle Company H'N'B Longhorns Carole Muchmore Michael Perry John & Diann Chase James Taylor Craig Kipf Pisces Partners L.P. John Oliver Lindegaard Maelkeproduktion A/S Dale & Gina Francisco Randy & Catherine Morris Lazy JP Ranch Mark Hubbell Robert and Jenny Smoot Randy & Karen Reynolds Mike Crawford & Pam Watkins Robert Holland, Sr. Teri Ehlers & Lana Webb Rick & Tracey Friedrich R & R Longhorns Touchdown Ranch Justin Hansen Rocking 'O' Ranch Dave & Althea Sullivan Leonard or Doris Boyd Ronald J. Schlosser Ronald J. Martens Jake Allred Sean Knight Tamara K. Thacker Steve Gates King & King, PC Curtis Elburn Anchor D Ranch - Nais Suzanne & William H. Torkildsen, M.D. Rugged Cross Ranch De Karolientjeshoeve Brett or Darcy De Lapp Tilman R. Thomas III Tud Rosin Krier Guthrie Nielsen Danny L. & Lori Golden Timothy Phillips Davis Green Levi & Brittni Blake Del Vic Farms TL Longhorns Don & Lynn Butler Michael Stewart Doug Hunt Tommy Mulhollan Dreamweaver Ranch Scott Simmons Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller Twin Creeks Ranch Federico X. Galvan Shelby Caputo G6 Longhorns Vincent T. Girolamo Greg and Carol Walter Wilburn & Kathleen Sisco Hidden Trail Longhorns Greg And Sandy Jameson Ann Gravett Jim Hutchinson Hickman Longhorns Inc. Dickinson Cattle Co., Inc. Division C John & Cherie Tucker James R. & Shirley A. Page Kathy and Denny Lux Bob & Pam Loomis John Marshall Division B Legacy Longhorns, LLC Fort Robinson Kris Michalke Peterek Ralph and Christa Simmons Alexandra Dees La Pistola Cattle Co. John R. Randolph Ronald C. or Lana K. Pearson Billy & Audrey Doolittle Larry & Meloney Ferguson J.T. Wehring Susan & Ralph Webb Safari B Ranch L Bar C Longhorns Terry and Sherri Adcock Todd and Kelli McKnight Buckhorn Cattle Company LNL Longhorns Hal and Carole Griffin GFT Longhorns Mikeal Beck Star Creek Ranch March 2015


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NEWS On the Trail... Ryan Named Event Coordinator Submitted by Autobahn Youth Scholarship Tour

The Autobahn Motorcar Group Youth Scholarship Tour is pleased to announce that Allyn Ryan has agreed to join the Autobahn Youth Tour staff as Event Coordinator. Allyn is a recent graduate of Sam Houston State University and served an internship with the Autobahn Youth Tour in 2014. Because of her familiarity with the Texas Longhorn breed, Texas Longhorn Breeders of Tomorrow and Autobahn Youth Tour, Allyn brings a depth of knowledge that will be of great benefit to the Tour and its exhibitors. Autobahn is enthusiastic about the addition of Allyn Ryan and welcomes the opportunity to work with our new colleague.


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Shadow Jubilee Wins National Western Stock Show in Denver! Submitted by Dickinson Cattle Co.

Shadow Jubilee -- January 24, 2015, won All Age Grand Champion Texas Longhorn Female at the 109th annual National Western Stock Show in Denver. This is the first time an over 90" T2T cow has been entered in national judged competition. The 2015 NWSS was co-sponsored by the TLBAA and ITLA through the local affiliates Rocky Mountain Texas Longhorn Assn and the Mountains and Plains Texas Longhorn Assn. The show was held at the NWSS facility in the Denver Stock Yards where thousands of cattle have gone nose to nose the previous few days. Shadow Jubilee was judged by Lizz Huntzberry of Smithburg, MD. Lizz is an ITLA approved judge and also a judge training instructor. Her text book style judging was a special touch of professionalism for the NWSS. Her careful detail in presentation of reasons was appreciated by all. It was obvious she personally was fond of the breed being a very successful competitor with Texas Longhorns for many years. Shadow Jubilee was exhibited by Rocky Mountain Longhorns, owner Tom Matott of

Shadow Jubilee waits her turn to compete at the 109th National Western Stock Show. Photo by Gary Lake. Castle Rock, CO. Matott explained, "She is nearing 15 years old, but we wanted people to see her in a judged competition. She is special and the crowd was excited to see her briskly strut around the show arena." Shadow Jubilee was bred and raised by Dickinson Cattle Co of Barnesville, Ohio. She was sold to James Steffler, Lapeer, MI, and then to Matott. During her career she has never been defeated in horn measuring contests, was voted "Ultimate Cow" at the TLMA Expo, has produced 8 clones, 9 natural calves and 11 embryo calves with 7 more soon to come. Texas Longhorn Trails

Save The Date! MARCH 2015 MAR 6-8 • Houston Livestock Show, Houston, TX. Amy Weatherholtz, TLBAA (817) 625-6241 or Qualifying Haltered & Youth. Non-qualifying free steers - Up to $6,000 in awards. Limited to the first 30 entries. MAR 13-15 • NTLBA Spring Show, Glen Rose Expo Center, Glen Rose, TX. Contact Al Vinson (254) 592-3035 or Qualifying, Haltered, Free & Youth. MAR 27-29 • Oklahoma Spring Shoot-Out, Payne County Expo Center, Stillwater, OK. Steve Quary (405) 567-3093 or (405) 932-5531. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. MAR 27 • Southeastern Winchester Futurity, WKU Ag Expo Center, Bowling Green, KY. Terry King, or (850) 956-4154. MAR 27 • YMBL South Texas State Fair, Fairgrounds-I-10 East, Beaumont, TX. Tina DuBose (979) 277-2656 or Qualifying Haltered & Youth. MAR 28 • Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo, Austin,TX. Contact Jason Christa, Show Chair (210) 232-1818 or Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. MAR 27-28 • Hudson-Valentine Spring Invitational Texas Longhorn Sale, WKU Ag Expo Center, Bowling Green, KY. Lori McCarty (817) 991-8825. MAR 27-28 • B&C Show-Me 38th Annual Longhorn Sale, Brookfield, MO. Bill Sayre (660) 258-2973.

APRIL 2015 APR 10-11 • 2nd Annual Blue Ridge Ranch Sale, Llano, TX. John Marshall (713) 398-5024 or Bubba Bollier, Ranch Manager (325) 247-6249. APR 11 • NTLA Annual Spring Sale, Broken Bow, NE. Rodger Damrow (402) 423-5441/(402) 560-3224/ Delwin Smeal (402) 568-2353. APR 17-19 • Rockdale Spring Show, Rockdale, TX. Co-Chairs: Sandi Nordhausen (512) 750-1350 or and Bubba Bollier (325) 247-6249 or Entries to Bubba by April 8, 2015. APR 24-25 • Midwest Longhorn Sale, Winfield Livestock Auction, Winfield,KS. Mike Bowman (316) 778-1717 or APR 25 • ETLA Spring Meeting, Host: Silver T Ranch, Kurt & Glenda Twining. Contact Lana Hightower (903) 963-7442, (903) 681-1093 or

MAY 2015 MAY 1-2 • Red McCombs Heifer and Fiesta Sale, Johnson City, TX. Alan & Teresa Sparger,, (210) 445-8798. MAY 8-10 • TLBGCA Spring Show, Miracle Farm, Brenham, TX. Stephen Head (979) 549-5270. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. MAY 16 • STLA General Membership Meeting, Lonesome Pines Ranch, Smithville, TX. Christy Randolph (512) 360-4299. MAY 22-23 • Millennium Futurity, Bell County Expo Center, Belton, TX. Bill Davidson (405) 258-7117 or MAY 29-30 • Red River Longhorn Sale, Marietta, OK. Rick Friedrich (713) 305-0259 or

JUNE 2015 JUNE 3-6 • TLBAA World Show & National TLBT Youth Show, Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth, TX. Amy Weatherholtz (817) 625-6241 or Qualifying, Haltered, Free & Youth.


TEXAS LONGHORN Coming Events JUNE 6 • Fey Ranch Sale & Social, Yamhill, OR. Daniel & Angelina Fey 503.349.7866 or More info on JUNE 10-14 • Autobahn Youth Tour presents the Diann Chase Longhorn Scholarship Expo, Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth, TX. Larry Barker (817) 988-6110 or JUNE 20-21 • Winchester Futurity of the North, Gibson County Fairgrounds, Princeton, IN. Scott Simmons (618) 610-1921 or Deanna Sanders (618) 780-5365.

AUGUST 2015 AUG 1 • Deschutes County Fair Longhorn Show, Deschutes Co. Fairgrounds, Redmond, OR. Tami Kuntz (541) 848-7357 or Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. AUG 7 • Rocky Mountain Winchester Futurity, Elburt, CO. Tom Mattott (303) 663-7841. AUG 8 • Rocky Mountain Select TX Longhorn Sale, Elburt, CO. Stan Searle (719) 649-9590 or Gary Lake (719) 314-8294.

SEPTEMBER 2015 SEPT 5 • Butler Breeder’s Invitational Sale, Lockhart, TX. Kaso Kety (985) 674-6492 or Michael McLeod (361) 771-5355. SEPT 6 • NRLA Sanders County Longhorn Show. Sanders County Fairgrounds, Plains, MT. Entry Deadline: Aug. 10, 2015. Shannon Kearney (509) 684-2963 or (509) 680-0019, Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. SEPT 6-7 • Colorado State Fair, Pueblo Co. State Fairgrounds, Pueblo, CO. Kenny Richardson - or (970) 3523054 or Lana Pearson - or (719) 7400741. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. SEPT 11-12 • Hill Country Heritage Longhorn Sale. River Ranch, Fredericksburg, TX. Rick Friedrich (713) 305-0259 or SEPT 13 • Spokane Interstate Fair (NWLA) Spokane Interstate Fairgrounds, Spokane Valley, WA. Sheryl Johnson (503) 349-4985 Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. SEPT 25 • NRLA Central Washington Longhorn Show. Central Washington State Fair Park, Yakima, WA. Entry Deadline: Aug. 30, 2015. Shannon Kearney (509) 684-2963 or (509) 680-0019, Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. SEPT 25-26 • B&C Show-Me Fall Longhorn Sale, Brookfield, MO. Bill Sayre (660) 258-2973.

OCTOBER 2015 OCT 1-3 • TLBAA Horn Showcase, Comanche Co. Fairgrounds, Great Plains Coliseum, Lawton, OK. Amy Weatherholtz (817) 625-6241 or OCT 1-3 • Tulsa State Fair, Tulsa Fairgrounds, Tulsa, OK. Steve Quary (405) 567-3093 or (405) 567-9771. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. OCT 16 • NRLA Nile Longhorn Show. Metra Park Fairgrounds, Billings, MT. Entry Deadline: Sept, 15, 2015. Shannon Kearney (509) 684-2963 or (509) 680-0019, Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth.

MAY 2016 MAY 7-8 • Red McCombs Heifer and Fiesta Sale, Johnson City, TX. Alan & Teresa Sparger,, (210) 445-8798. In order to have your qualifying affiliate show included in the calendar, please submit your application to special events – Amy Weatherholtz (817) 625-6241 or All other events can be sent directly to

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Starlight died at age 21.5 years of age, on December 11th, 2014. She was the first cow to reach 70” and 80” tip-to-tip and won every horn contest she ever entered, except once with Feisty Fannie. She was the first Longhorn cow to be cloned. Starlight had more offspring through her sons, Country Star – owned by Ty Wehring and Don L. King at one time – who was a “show” type bull, Awesome Viagra, Starliner and Rock Star, than any other cow. She appeared on the cover of the Texas Longhorn Trails more than any other Longhorn cow, and before and later on the Journal. She appeared in the Wall Street Journal, LA Times, New York Times and Texas Coop Power, among others. She did a lot to add value to Longhorn cattle. She was a wonderful Longhorn. Texas Longhorn Trails












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March 2015 Texas Longhorn Trails Magazine  

The Official Publication of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America

March 2015 Texas Longhorn Trails Magazine  

The Official Publication of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America