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TLBAA Regions

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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

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Canada, New Zealand, Australia

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

Secretary/Parliamentarian: Chad Smith • (701) 764-6277

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

Treasurer: Mark Hubbell • (269) 838-3083

1st Vice Chairman: Tony Mangold • (830) 237-5024

Director: Alex Dees • (805) 300-4617

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

Director: Chris Herron • (909) 721-7577

DIVISION B ~ REGIONS 7-12

DIVISION C ~ REGIONS 13-18

At-Large Director

At-Large Director

At-Large Director

Mark Hubbell

Keith DuBose

Jim Rombeck

(269) 838-3083 hubbelllonghorns@aol.com

(979) 277-2161 kwdubose@gmail.com

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

At-Large Director

At-Large Director

At-Large Director

Ken Morris

John Parmley

Tom Matott

(704) 361-6035 khaoslonghorns@gmail.com

(281) 541-1201 john@jspservicesinc.com

(303) 500-9465 tom@rockymountainlonghorns.com

Region 1 - Director

Region 7 - Director

Region 13 - Director

Jeff Jespersen

Cody Himmelreich (303) 775-2034 hi5longhorns@att.net

Chad Smith

(701) 764-6277 smithlonghorns@hotmail.com

Region 2 - Director

Region 8 - Director

Region 14 - Director

Nelson Hearn

Kevin Rooker

Brian Varner

(780) 966-3320 jeffj91@hotmail.com

(484) 638-0228 nel_tam_hearn@yahoo.com

(817) 692-7843 krooker@centurylink.net

(620) 704-3493 tmck7@ckt.net

Region 3 - Director

Region 9 - Director

Region 15 Director

Tom Smith

Russell Fairchild

David Edwards

(616) 293-0977 tom@widespreadranch.com

(254) 485-3434 fairchildranch@yahoo.com

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

Region 4 - Director

Region 10 - Director

Region 16 - Director

Aaron Adkins

(704) 490-9208 doublealonghorns@gmail.com

Sandi Nordhausen

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

Kenny Richardson

Region 5 - Director

Region 11 - Director

Region 17 - Director

Terry King

Stephen Head

(970) 412-2859 krichardson21@aol.com

Alex Dees

(850) 299-6875 tklonghorns@centurylink.net

(979) 549-5270 headshorns@hotmail.com

(805) 300-4617 atdees@aol.com

Region 6 - Director

Region 12 - Director

Region 18 - Director

Kathy Kittler

Tony Mangold

Chris Herron

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

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

(830) 237-5024 tmangold@sbcglobal.net

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

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

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


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COVER STORIES LONGHORN 12-29TEXAS WEEKEND WRAP-UP MARCH 2018 Vol. 29 • No. 12

16TLBAA Year-End Awards Banquet & TLBF Texas Longhorn Hall Of Fame Induction

27Eddie Wood Cowtown Classic Sale Results

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Fort Worth Stock Show Longhorn Show Results

FEATURES the before, after and behind the scenes elements of showing cattle. By Carrie Grace

32 Is Technology An Issue? The Internet Can Still

Work For You! Take advantage of online marketing options

even if you don’t own a computer. By Myra Basham

For Lean Beef? Use Texas Longhorns 33 Breeding – The Quick Fix

6 Editor’s Note

8 Meet Our Members

32 In The Pen

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Than Stepping Into The Ring…A Look At 30 More What Else Showing Requires A walk through of

DEPARTMENTS

Crossbreeding with the Texas Longhorn to improve Other Breeds. By Carloyn Hunter.

National Western Stock Show 2018 Wrap-up and 41 Champions for Denver, Colorado. By Randy Witte. About the Cover: The Texas Longhorn shows always draw a lot of interest in the breed from those visiting the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. Pictured is Madilyn Moreland and Chaparral Masquerade, Youth Female Grand Champion. Photos by Trace Neal.

In Memoriam

36 Affiliate News

38 TLBT Letter

39 Show Results

43 Herd Management

47 Index/Just For Grins

48 Calendar

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

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EDITOR’S NOTES ACKNOWLEDGING EACH OTHER

If there is one thing I have noticed consistently through the years about those who raise Texas Longhorns, they are a close community. While sometimes, just like in a family, closeness creates some friction, in the long run the love of the unique and enduring Texas Longhorn transcends most differences. Longhorn Weekend is a good example of enthusiasts of the breed coming together to recognize fellow breeders. The TLBAA Special Awards are given to breeders who nominate fellow breeders they deem deserving. This year we had a significant increase in the number of individuals nominated for awards. The acknowledgements continued with the induction of Johnnie Hoffman and Owen McGill into the Texas Longhorn Hall of Fame. It was a great evening of honoring the past, the present and the future of the Longhorn breed. The other events of the weekend, each with their own purpose, all shared a common thread of fellowship. The meetings, the shows, the sale – all were full of folks catching up with old friends and making new ones. These are gatherings where new or prospective breeders like to come and learn from those who are experienced with Longhorns and the industry. This sharing of information is another aspect of the industry that is frequently praised by newcomers. It is this willingness to share information regarding what has been successful that Trails hopes to bring to our readers in the coming months. There is no education that compares to hearing it from the mouths of those who have “been there, done that”. Upcoming issues will feature information from breeders on building a lean beef business, setting up your property for Longhorns and much more! Trails Magazine is always on the lookout for good photos, especially those of high enough quality to make a good cover or a great editorial illustration. Want to see your photo in print? Submit photos to myra@tlbaa. org. Photos of everyday life with Longhorns is especially needed – giving vaccines, feeding, moving to a new pasture. Just as we look to our breeders for advice we want to use their Longhorns to demonstrate what day-to-day activities are involved in ownership. Any photos used will receive photo credit. Just please make sure you e-mail them at the highest quality setting possible. As we head into spring and look forward to the renewal it brings, be sure to acknowledge those around you, even if it is simply to thank the person who has made a difference.

DEADLINE: May 2018 Issue:

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Blessings,

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

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

Myra Basham Myra Basham Editor-in-Chief

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Meet Our Members

Jeff Robinson Briarwood Longhorns • Blue Ridge, TX

Left, Jeff Robinson, owner Briarwood Longhorns, Blue Ridge Texas, Right, my friend and mentor, Dave Sullivan, owner Silver Star Ranch. 2017 World Show.

1. How did you get started in the Texas Longhorn business? I grew up in Louisiana with Black Angus cattle. After years of living in the city (McKinney), something was missing and I had to get back to my roots. I purchased a property outside of Blue Ridge, TX, and was looking for an Ag exemption. I ran across Dave Sullivan of Silver Star Ranch on the internet and became intrigued with Mini Longhorns, since my property was on the small side. Dave has been a mentor for me in the Longhorn industry and has become a wonderful friend. Once I got into the show scene, it was all over. I love this breed and the people on the show circuit.

2. What are a few highlights of your current Texas Longhorn program? I had my first crop of babies in 2017 (all heifers). They’ve been sent to Mini Boot Camp at Rafter M Ranch in Hico and I’m really looking forward to the 2018 show season with some beautiful girls to show off. I now have 6 mini females, with three bred back for summer and fall babies, and I bought a standard steer from Cody Garcia last year. He’s being saddle trained and this is his last year on the circuit. I’m fortunate enough to have not only Grand and Reserve Champions in my herd, but a World Champion female as well.    3. What are your future goals for your Texas Longhorn program? My goal is to produce the smallest, most correct animals possible and the whole mini group is really working hard on selecting the proper genetics to get that done. We love showing and talking about our mini program. 

WANT TO BE FEATURED? “Meet Our Members” is a way for newer breeders (3 years or less) to introduce themselves to the Longhorn industry. If you would like to be featured, simply email myra@tlbaa.org with the answers to the above questions. Submissions will run in order they are received as space permits. (max. space is approx. 300 - 350 words total, can be less)

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Longhorn Weekend

What A Weekend! Cowtown is the place to be in January as Longhorn breeders come from near and far to Fort Worth, TX to be a part of Longhorn Weekend. This year we had a wonderful turnout with event attendees enjoying various activities like the End of Year Awards Banquet & Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Eddie Wood Cowtown Classic Sale and the World Qualifying Longhorn shows to fun extras like experiencing the Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo or taking in the sights of the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards. These events serve as opportunities for members to assist the association in fulfilling the mission of preserving, protecting and promoting the Texas Longhorn. Thank you to all who participated and supported Longhorn Weekend! Friday started off with a meeting of the Affiliate Presidents discussing plans and concerns for the upcoming year. Next, the TLBAA Board and membership

came together to discuss association matters including a budget review, the new Division C Board members were seated, and Executive officers were also elected. Division C elections brought some new faces to the board and the 2018 elected directors are: At-LargeDirector Jim Rombeck, At-Large Director Tom Matott, Region 13 Director Chad Smith, Region 14 Director Brian Varner, Region 15 Director David Edwards, Region 16 Director Kenny Richardson, Region 17 Director Alex Dees, and Region 18 Director Chris Herron. Thank you, outgoing board members LD McIntyre, Nik Nikodym, and Todd McKnight for your years of service. Those voted to serve on the Executive Committee were Chairman Tom Mattot, Executive Vice Chairman Ken Morris, 1st Vice Chairman Tony Mangold, 2nd Vice Chairman Stephen Head, Secretary/Parliamentarian Chad Smith, Treasurer Mark Hubbell, Director Alex Dees and Director Chris Herron.

Getting down to business Affiliate Presidents attending the meeting were Jeremy Johnson, South Texas Longhorn Association; David Edwards, Oklahoma Texas Longhorn Association; Keith DuBose, East Texas Longhorn Association; Tina Dubose, Ark-La-Tex Texas Longhorn Association; Kenny Richardson, Mountains & Plain Texas Longhorn Association; Dennis Urbantke, West Texas Longhorn Association; Trigg Moore, North Texas Longhorn Breeders Association; Kevin Rooker, Vice President North Texas Longhorn Breeders Association; Scott Picker, Northwest Longhorn Association.

2018 TLBAA Board of Directors (l-r): Region 17 Director Alex Dees, Div. A At-Large Director Mark Hubbell, Region 4 Director Aaron Adkins, Region 5 Director Terry King, Region 1 Director Jeff Jespersen, Region 7 Director Cody Himmelreich, Region 14 Director Brian Varner, Region 12 Director Tony Mangold, Div. C At-Large Director & Chairman of the Board Tom Matott, Region 6 Director Kathy Kittler, Div. A At-Large Director Ken Morris, Region 15 Director David Edwards, Region 8 Director Kevin Rooker, Region 16 Director Kenny Richardson, Region 10 Director Sandi Nordhausen, Region 11 Director Stephen Head, Region 13 Director Chad Smith, Div. B At-Large Director Keith DuBose, Region 9 Director Russell Fairchild, Region 18 Director Chris Herron, Div. B At-Large Director John Parmley. Not Pictured: Region 2 Director Nelson Hearn, Region 3 Director Tom Smith, Div. C At-Large Director Jim Rombeck

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With business taken care of, it was off to let loose with a night of celebration and recognition at the TLBAA Year-End Awards Banquet and TLBF Hall of Fame Induction. Members enjoyed the time to catch up with old friends and meet a few new ones before enjoying a delicious meal. Following the dinner, guests honored and recognized award winners for their achievements within the Longhorn industry (see pgs. 17-25 for honorees). It was a lovely evening with good food, great entertainment, and the best company! Saturday was sale day and time for lucky bidders to take home some outstanding consignments to add to their program. The Eddie Wood Cowtown Classic Sale always draws a crowd and this year was no exception. Co-chairs Keith DuBose and Russell E. Fairchild put together a gorgeous assortment of consignments and the sale boasted an average of $4,367 per head! See pg. 27 for a full sale recap. On Sunday, the youth of the Texas Longhorn Breeders of Tomorrow held their membership meeting as well as the World Show Committee. It was a great day to take

in some of the other Stock Show activities before the Longhorn Shows Monday and Tuesday. We are thrilled to report that this year we received a record number of entries for both Longhorn shows. Our total number of entries for this show is steadily increasing, 2016- 240, 2017- 425, 2018- 440 entries. The youth show on Monday and open show on Tuesday drew a great crowd of spectators visiting the Stock Show with lots of folks stopping in to watch some of the show. (results on pgs. 28-29) The cattle barns received a lot of traffic from folks wanting an up-close look, and this year was no exception. The FWSSR boasts over 53,000 daily visitors, what tremendous exposure for the Texas Longhorn breed! Thank you, exhibitors, sale consignors, and event attendees for your participation, volunteerism, and support during Longhorn Weekend. If you missed Longhorn Weekend this year or have never been to this annual event, start making plans for next year. It is a great time for fellowship and fun. We’re looking forward to seeing you in January 2019!

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2017 TLBAA Special Awards Presentations & 2018 TLBF Hall Of Fame Inductions On Friday, January 12, 2018, TLBAA members and guests gathered at the Radisson Hotel in Fort Worth to honor and recognize our End of Year Award Winners & Hall of Fame Inductees. After a social hour full of handshakes, hugs, conversation and much laughter, attendees sat down to a delicious feast followed by an amazing array of scrumptious desserts. Following dinner, the awards presentation kicked off with the announcement of Affiliate Prince & Princess contest winners. The Canadian Texas Longhorn Association’s entry won the Prince title, while the Princess Crown was awarded to Southeastern Texas Longhorn Association entry. In addition to the Movers and Shakers Award, the association presented a new award this year called the Impact Award. This new award recognizes those who have made significant contributions to promote the Longhorn breed. Each year members have the privilege of nominating fellow TLBAA members to receive four very coveted awards; Mel Raley Rising Star Award, Jack Phillips Award, Dave Evans Breeder of the Year, and the Elmer Parker Lifetime Achievement Award. All the deserving nominees were announced in each category and then the award winners were announced. The winners were then presented awards by those who nominated them, many were overwhelmed with emotion with being honored by their fellow breeders and dear friends. It was heartwarming to hear the nominators speak on why they felt the award was deserved and truly a joy for the recipients. The President’s Award, given at the discretion of the Chariman of the Board, had two honorees this year. The recognition came in response to the commitment and selfless giving of time and efforts both men had demonstrated. The Texas Longhorn Hall of Fame Induction rounded out the evening with two new inductees, Johnny Hoffman and Owen McGill. Attendees were reminded of the contributions these two pioneers of the breed and were honored to meet Johnny Hoffman’s family members present. It was a special evening of recognition and appreciation. Do you have someone you would like to nominate? Be on the lookout for nomination announcements for the TLBAA Special Awards and the Texas Longhorn Hall of Fame in future issues of Trails and in E-Trails. It is your nominations that make these honors possible.

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Affiliate Prince & Princess Contest AFFILIATE PRINCESS WINNER Southeastern TLA Long A’s Royal Cadbury

AFFILIATE PRINCE WINNER Southeastern TLA Dunn Esquire

Owned by Chase Alford Accepted by Terry King

Owned by Nancy Dunn

The Affiliate Prince and Princess contest is a fun way to participate with your affiliate. This year there were 13 participating affiliates, entering 9 Prince contestants and 13 Princess Contestants. Tina DuBose, Afffiliate President Chairperson, presented the awards. All of the participating animals can be seen in the December 2017 Trails Magazine on pgs. 18-19.

AFFILIATE PRINCESS FINALIST AFFILIATE PRINCE FINALIST AFFILIATE PRINCESS FINALIST Texas Longhorn Breeders Gulf Coast Assoc. South Texas Longhorn Assoc. Canadian Texas Longhorn Assoc. CR Wow Flambeau Casanova’s Candy Wildgrass 26 Owned by Mike Beijl (left) Accepted by Affiliate President Rick Friedrich

2017 Movers & Shakers Award

TLBAA’s Rick Fritsche presents Stacey Schumacher with the 2017 TLBAA Movers & Shakers Award.

This award goes to the top volume leader of TLBAA registrations and transfers. 2017 was a very busy year and Schumacher Cattle Company, owned by Scott & Stacey Schumacher, topped everyone’s number of animals registered and transferred with the TLBAA.

Owned by Cactus Rose Longhorns Accepted by Brett Krause

Owned by Double D Arena Accepted by Jeff Jespersen

AFFILIATE PRINCE FINALIST South Texas Longhorn Assoc. Triumph C3 Owned by Jason Christa Accepted by Brett Krause

2017 IMPACT AWARDS Introduced in 2017, the Impact Awards are given to those who have made significant contributions to promote the Longhorn breed. This year’s honorees helped further the TLBAA’s reach resulting in an increase of web traffic, views and magazine reads.  We are thankful for TLBAA’s Lindsay Maher presents Brett Krause (left) and Phil their passion, enthuNorwood with the new TLBAA Impact Award. siasm and continued support. Over the past few years Brett Krause, of Circle K Ranch, has provided the association with beautiful professional imagery at no cost. Brett’s photos have graced 3 magazine covers, numerous printed marketing pieces, and countless digital graphics. These images have allowed us to share the beauty of the Texas Longhorn with the public, to increase our exposure, and promote the association. Phil Norwood of R3 Hilltop Ranch created Texas Longhorn Cattle Talk, a Facebook page with over 10,000 followers dedicated to promoting Texas Longhorn news. Each month Phil regularly shares the latest issue of Trails Magazine; the December 2017 issue post received 580 likes and was shared 38 times. These posts have directly increased our magazine reads, web traffic and social media engagement.

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SPONSOR TOP HAND - $1,000 2 Full page ads in Show Program 8 Banquet tickets 2 - 4'X6' BYOB banners displayed in Arena 1 Custom e-blast CHAIRMAN - $750 1 Full page ad in Show Program 6 Banquet tickets 1 - 4'X6' BYOB banner displayed in Arena BREEDER - $500 1 Half page ad in Show Program 6 Banquet tickets 1 - 4'X6' BYOB banner displayed in Arena EXHIBITOR - $300 1 Half page ad in Show Program 4 Banquet tickets 1 - 4'X6' BYOB banner displayed in Arena YOUTH - $200 1/4 Page ad in Show Program 2 Banquet tickets 1 - 4'X6' BYOB banner displayed in Arena ARENA BANNER DISPLAY- $125 1 - 4'X6' BYOB banner displayed in Arena CLASS SPONSORS - LIMITED Overall Champion $ 100 Division Champion $75 Division Reserve Champion $50 Class Sponsor $30 Includes recognition in Show Program PROGRAM ADVERTISING Full page color $200 Half page color $120 1/4 Page color $60

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2017 TLBAA SPECIAL AWARDS 2017 MEL RALEY RISING STAR AWARD This special recognition is awarded to those who have been an active member of the TLBAA for less than five years and through involvement and sustained enthusiasm have made a positive impact on their peers and on the Longhorn breed.

Justin Rombeck presents John & Lauren Clark with the 2017 Mel Raley Rising Star Award.

JOHN & LAUREN CLARK BUFFALO GAP LONGHORNS This fun and energetic couple have only been in the Longhorn Industry for 4 years. It is phenomenal the progress this couple has made in just a few short years. They do an immense amount of research on animals coming into their operation and just as much homework on what sires to use in AI and who to use in their ET program. Their partnership bull Tuff and Rowdy won several futurities, a Superior Award, and top JR Champion bull at the World show 2016. They own Pacific Mermaid who as a young female is proving to be one of the best producing Longhorn females of all time. If the rest of their Longhorn career continues like the first four, we are sure to see them receive Breeder of the Year down the road.

2017 JACK PHILLIPS AWARD

This award honors individuals who have worked selflessly for the Longhorn and breeders alike, without recognition.

John & Christy Randolph accept the 2017 Jack Phillips Award presented by Bob Coffee.

JOHN & CHRISTY RANDOLPH LONESOME PINES RANCH The Randolphs have been conspicuous leaders of the longhorn industry as breeders of outstanding cattle, prominent in the show ring, as financial sponsors of longhorn events, as leaders of the South Texas Longhorn Association and active volunteers at TLBAA events. At every longhorn show or sale I’ve been to this year (including the 2017 World Show) Christy worked the office and handed out awards and John handled our cattle. Christy has done an outstanding job as president of the STLA - making it a most active Longhorn association. They deserve recognition for their dedicated work for our Longhorn world. I’m proud to have nominated the Randolphs for this award!

2017 DAVE EVANS BREEDER OF THE YEAR AWARD RICHARD FILIP – BENTWOOD RANCH The contributions that Richard has made to the industry through the purchasing of outstanding Longhorns has been felt by the entire industry. But having the ability to do so doesn’t not make you a great breeder. What you do with the animals you have purchased and raised is what we are referring to with this award. When you review sale catalogs you will find the prefix RJF in many wonderful animals scattered through the industry today. He has many partnership bulls that are bred by him that impact numerous programs in our industry. In the past he as received the Exhibitor of the year at the Millennium Futurity as well as participating in a plethora of events from FuturiJustin Rombeck presents Richard Filip with the 2017 Dave Evans Breeder of the Year Award. ties, horn contest, sales, and field days. Richard serves on the TLBAA Foundation BOD. He is a great humanitarian, giving to many charities as well as founding the Texas Sentinels Foundation along with his wife Jeanne. He is not only deserving of this award with everything he has done for his program, TLBAA, and the breed, but he is an amazing individual. 20 | March 2018

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2017 ELMER PARKER LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

(Above) Receiving on behalf of Darol Dickinson (left), Austin Lenz, Dela Dickinson Lenz, Trista Dickinson, Chad Dickinson, Brice Dickinson and Nik Nikodym (Presenter).

DAROL DICKINSON DICKINSON CATTLE CO. Not at all unlike Elmer Parker, who this award is named for, both Parker and Dickinson have been associated with the Texas Longhorn Breed for over half a century. The Dickinson Cattle Company started in 1967 and 2017 is the half century mark. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America for many years he further expanded his breed involvement by serving as President and Board of Directors member for the International Texas Longhorn Association. To think of the contributions of Dickinson, one must consider some of the truly significant animals that he has either bred or owned. These significant animals include the bulls; Tempter, Zhivago, Winchester, The Shadow, Super Bowl, Senator, Over Kill, Drag Iron and Clear Point. Significant cows include; Shadow Jubilee, Field of Pearls, Jam Packed, Unattainable, Pretty Lady and Jester. Countless thousands of Texas Longhorn cattle can be traced back to Dickinson breeding. Today Dickinson Cattle Company continues to be a leader in the Texas Longhorn Breed. Dickinson operates the “Longhorns Head to Tail” store on the ranch grounds where thousands of people have had the opportunity to tour the ranch and purchase longhorn products each year. It is difficult to envision what the Texas Longhorn breed would be today without the contributions of Darol Dickinson and the Dickinson Cattle Company.

2017 TLBAA CHAIRMAN’S AWARD The TLBAA Chairman’s Award is presented to individuals who the TLBAA Chaiman of the Board feels have contributed in a way that merits special recognition.

TLBAA Chairman Tom Matott recognized two individuals in recognition of their effort to go above and beyond to serve without seeking recognition. Matott’s first Chairman’s Award went to Dr. Eugene Berry. Dr. Berry has been an active Longhorn breeder TLBAA Chairman Tom Matott present for many years. Re- Dr. Eugene Berry with the 2017 TLBAA cently, Berry has been Chairman’s Award instrumental in getting the Texas Longhorn Breeders Hall of Fame up and running, serving as Chairperson for the Hall of Fame Committee for the past three years. Next, Matott recognized Randall Alvarez for going above and beyond in his humanitarian efforts during Hurricane Harvey. Through Longhorn Facebook groups and his own Facebook page, Alvarez was diligent in coordinating relief efforts from gathering hay, feed, food and even Randall Alvarez appliances and getting them to those who needed them. Some of his calls for assistance were posted even as he himself was out in airboats trying to personally help those in his flooded community and beyond survive and recover from history-making flood waters.

The TLBAA Special Awards are nominated and voted on by the TLBAA membership. Your participation makes them possible.

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Longhorn Weekend

2018 TLBF TEXAS LONGHORN HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES JOHNNIE HOFFMAN The following text was originally published in the October 1996 Trails Magazine Born January 8, 1927, in Gonzales County, Texas, Mr. Hoffman was a retired vice-president and division manager of Noble Drilling Corp. and a World War II Army veteran. After the war, he relocated to the New Orleans area where he began his career with Noble as a roughneck at age 19. This lasted 50 years, and at his death, he was a director of Noble. After 39 years of service with the corporation, he was honored by having an offshore drilling rig named after him. He was also a member of the Louisiana Farm Bureau. Owners of 7T Ranch at Metairie, Louisiana, Mr. Hoffman and his wife, Ruth, raised Texas Longhorn cattle for nearly two decades. Through the years, they developed a tremendous herd of cattle, known for their quality and horns. Their production was well accepted at the annual Louisiana Purchase Sales which the Hoffmans co-hosted for nine years. 7T’s prefixes, Dixie and Delta, can be found in many herds today. Mr. Hoffman’s advice to breeders was to always get the best genetics you can afford. He used several bulls beginning with Texas Freckles. He then picked the Butler bulls, Monarch, Dode’s Classic and Dixie Hunter, to

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add the horn he wanted. Later he chose Dixie Ruler to add size, and finally Emperor, whom he credited with having done more for his herd than any other bull. Through the years, he worked with many young people and new breeders, helping them along the way. His eye for good cattle was well respected, and he judged many shows across the country, including the Trophy Steer Division at the 1996 TLBAA World Show. Mr. Hoffman worked unselfishly for Texas Longhorn cattle and the Association. He served as president of the Ark-La-Tex affiliate and became a TLBAA director in 1988. He was elected as TLBAA treasurer in 1994, before becoming Executive Vice-President. In 1993, he received the TLBAA Dave Evans Breeder of the Year Award, and two years later was honored with the TLBAA’s Elmer Parker Award for lifetime achievement in preserving and promoting the Texas Longhorn breed. He was the second person in the history of the TLBAA to receive both awards.

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OWEN McGILL The following was originally published in the November 2010 Trails Magazine. Legendary cattleman Owen McGill of McGill Ranch, Wheatland, Wyoming, is 93 years old and has been in the cattle business all his life…and a few months longer. A Hereford heifer calf was branded for him before he was born, and he continued raising top-of-the-line registered Herefords until he sold out after about fifty years. Most of the cattle in his dispersal would trace back to that first calf. His successful program was based on line breeding; he bought his registered Hereford bulls from the same breeder for 30 years or more during his Hereford involvement. “That’s about the only way I knew to breed cattle. Some tell us we need an outcross, but every time I tried an outcross, I’d find some things I didn’t like, and I would have to get rid of those and start over again.” “We’ve been in the Longhorn business 36 years. I thought I was pretty lucky when we got into Longhorns to buy 15 head of cows that were Yates and Butler cows – they all looked about alike and they all bred alike. Then we got Bold Ruler, which was Butler breeding, to put on these cows. We stayed with that breeding as much as we could. We have brought in some other bulls since then – Tabasco – we got him from Johnny Hoffman, who I’ll always think was probably the best breeder that ever was. His cattle are still bringing a premium since he is gone.” “Tabasco’s mother was the longest-horned cow in the breed at the time I got Tabasco. Then we put Chuckwagon in. He was out of Tari Graves, that I’ll always think was my favorite of all those cows in the Longhorn breed. A lot of good cattle go back to that old Tari Graves cow. Then there was Hunt’s Command Respect – we

bought a half interest from Doug Hunt. He was a grandson of Emperor, a bull Johnny Hoffman bred. Then there was another cross on Hunt’s Command Respect from cattle that Betty Lamb had. Betty Lamb was one of the foremost breeders, and she was real strong on Butler influence. Most of the rest of the bulls were raised on our ranch and out of our cows. We have been Butlerinfluenced all along in this Longhorn breeding.” “Years ago, Rocky Reagan had topped the Yates cattle, and we got the top off of those. Yates was pretty strong in the Wildlife Refuge cattle, and at one time the Refuge cattle were the most sought-after cattle in the Longhorn industry.” “For newcomers – it takes quite a long time to get a feel for breeding cattle, especially if you don’t have a livestock background. After all my life in the cattle business, the longer I live the more I find out I don’t know what I did think I knew about in the past.” Owen still lives on the home ranch where he was born. His grandparents came to Wyoming in the 1870’s and settled on the Laramie plains. His wife’s family settled there at about he same time. His grandfather, John McGill “…was in politics quite a bit.” He was President of the Wyoming State Senate from 1895 to 1905. But neither Owen nor his dad ever got into politics. “All I could think about was improving my ranch and my cattle and my horses. When we got into the Longhorn business, we pretty much got out of the horse business. I got tired of getting bucked off, fell on, rolled on and kicked. One of these old cows will kick you, but not near as hard as a horse. There came a point in my life that I didn’t want to play cowboy quite so much.” As a young man, McGill rode for Chappel Brothers CBC outfit that ran an estimated 13,000 wild horses on the Laramie Plains. They shipped these horses back to Rockford, Illinois and made dog food out of them. They started the Ken-L-Ra-tion Dog Food; that line of dog food is still in existence. He also rode for a 42-member cattlemen’s association called “The Shotgun Roundup Association” that ran

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Longhorn Weekend about 40,000 head of cattle on the Laramie Plains. “I got to ride for those two wagons, the old CBC and the Shotgun. Back in those days, the country was all wide open – the biggest part of it was public land – but that’s all fenced now. It’s quite a deal, when you live this long and can look back and see all the changes that have been made. It’s a different world any more. Up to the time when I was about 20 years old, this land was all wide open. It was made up of government land and school sections. In the eastern part of Wyoming, there was some farming, but where we are, right on the edge of it, you could get on your horse and ride literally to the Utah state line – that would be about 300 miles without ever having to get off your horse. You might have to ride around a few homesteads on the Platte River. Now the BLM has come in and that land is all leased and fenced up; makes me feel sort of lonesome and out of place.” “We joined the TLBAA in 1974 and we used to go to all the Longhorn sales and the conventions; it was fun and we sure had a good time. I always thought a lot of the TLBAA. Now they’ve got it split up into all these different groups – I don’t see how they could have all the fun we used to have! I

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guess I’ll have to say that old saying, ‘…back in the good ol’ days.’” “Bull power is what’s made our cattle. Like that Top Caliber and Sittin Bull – I don’t know, there’s been eight or ten bulls we’ve raised here on our ranch that hit seventy inches the day they were three-year-olds. That old Top Caliber – his horns are still growing. He’s quite a bull. I still have his mother here on the ranch and she’s still raising me some real good calves.” “There’s another bull out there that was bred on our ranch, out of our cows and bull. That bull’s name is Respect Me. He would be a half-brother to Top Caliber and Sittin Bull, and now he is the second-longest horned bull in the breed.” Most of McGill’s cattle can trace back to the original group of Yates cows he started with. “I’ve got a little bull,” he said, “that I can go back ten generations on the cow side that we raised here on the ranch. We haven’t added any cow lines to our cattle; they all trace back to those first cattle we had.” “Looking back, this Longhorn business has been a lot of fun!” “If you read this, it would be my advice to a new breeder: go back home, do what you were going to do in the first place, and you will probably be right!”

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Sale Results

Texas Longhorn Weekend Wrap-Up

2018 EDDIE WOOD COWTOWN CLASSIC SALE RESULTS January 13, 2018 • Fort Worth, TX Auctioneer: Joel Lemley • Sale Host: TLBAA Results Furnished by Lemley Auction Services Photos by Trace Neal 1

HIGHLIGHTS

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83 Lots sold Sale Average: $4,367.47

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LOT 74 - WS WISH I MAY LOT 29 - HUBBELLS CATCHIT DELITE

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1. Top Selling Lot buyers Lynn Struthoff & Josie Becker, Struthoff Ranch with seller Mark Hubbell, Hubbell Longhorns. 2. Russell Fairchild, representing seller Dr. Zech Dameron with Top Selling Lot buyers Blayne Chenoweth and Chris Herron, Bar-H-Ranch. 3. Volume buyers Arlyn & Lora Jane Campbell, Circle C Longhorns; Lisa Griffin & Levoid Warrren. 4. Darin & Kathleen Doguet, Jourdanton, TX. 5. Bob & Pam Loomis, Loomis Longhorns; Toni & Larry Stegemoller, TL Longhorns. 6. Charli & Gustin Boyers 7. CD & Pam Stickley, Stickley Cattle Co.; Mitzi Ames 8. Kahyan Freeman, Skylar Shively, Shively Farms; Leighann McSwain 9. Dee & Tom Lackey, Griffis Cattle, LLC 10. John Marshall, Blue Ridge Ranch; Dennis Urbantke, Top of the Hill Ranch 11. There was a full house in the West Sale Arena that included a lot of familiar friends as well as many new faces.

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FWSSR SHOW RESULTS

OPEN SHOW CHAMPIONS

Youth Grand Champion Female

Youth Grand Champion Bull

Youth Grand Champion Reserve Bull

CHAPARRAL MASQUERADE Madilyn Moreland

ACR GERONIMO Lainey Lampier

CT RED RANGER Sydney Jo Tucker

Photos courtesy of Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo See results from additional shows starting on pg 39. Youth Grand Champion Steer

Youth Grand Champion Reserve Steer

BONANZA ECR Kalli Kimble

AUCKLAND MOON CrisseiA’ne Meador

OPEN SHOW CHAMPIONS

Haltered Female Grand Champion

Haltered Female Grand Champion Reserve

Haltered Mature Female Grand Champion

DIAMOND Q SONORA John Oliver

CHAPARRAL GALA Gabby Curtis

BLACK CADILLAC Jackson Grace

Haltered Bull Grand Champion

Haltered Bull Grand Champion Reserve

Trophy Steer Grand Champion Reserve

OL OUTPLAY John Oliver

DEJA VU SH Chris D. & Brandi Lindsey

NEON ROW CP Kevin & Laury Rooker

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FWSSR SHOW RESULTS

Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo January 15-16, 2018

Moreland, DECATUR, TX 2. CT SYDNEY, Sydney Jo Tucker, PARADISE, TX

OPEN HALTERED FEMALE DIVISION

CLASS 2: 1. JCG STORM, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX 2. ROSEY AKAMAI MOON, CrisseiA’ne Meador, TERRELL, TX CLASS 3: 1. CHAPARRAL GALA, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX 2. HD SAMSONITE’S SAMMI, George and Cindy Dennis, COUPLAND, TX CLASS 4: 1. STRIKIN’ R MINNIE, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX 2. SUNRISE SELECT, David & Deborah Lindsey, LAUREL, MS CLASS 5: 1. DIAMOND Q CLORINDA, Grace Cattle Company, LLC, FORT WORTH, TX 2. HI 5’S SANGRIA, Cody M. Himmelreich, DAYTON, TX

Youth Female Senior Champion: CHAPARRAL MASQUERADE, Madilyn Moreland, DECATUR, TX Youth Female Senior Champion Reserve: MS SAUCY LADY SH, Tyler Lindsey, LAUREL, MS

Haltered Female Junior Champion: CHAPARRAL GALA, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX Haltered Female Junior Champion Reserve: DIAMOND Q CLORINDA, Grace Cattle Company, LLC, FORT WORTH, TX

CLASS 16: 1. FLYNP SWEET RAINBEAUX T, Savannah Duncan, ARLINGTON, TX CLASS 17: 1. SHOOT 4 THE MOON, CrisseiA’ne Meador, TERRELL, TX CLASS 18: 1. DIAMOND K WOODROW, HANNAH BUSH, LIPAN, TX 2. MAGIC’S FAST EDDIE, Savannah Donahue, DECATUR, TX CLASS 19: 1. CT RED RAIDER, Sydney Jo Tucker, PARADISE, TX 2. REDSTAR ARIZONA, Destany Youngblood, HUTCHINS, TX CLASS 20: 1. OL QUICKPLAY, Wyleigh Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX 2. OL DURATOR, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX CLASS 21: 1. ACR GERONIMO, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX 2. AMR COLUMBUS, Chloe Nichols, RED OAK, TX

CLASS 8: 1. RHL STELLA, Kenn Harding and Tammy Tiner, COLLEGE STATION, TX 2. LADY GAGA 10/16, Joe Tucker, PARADISE, TX CLASS 9: 1. DIAMOND Q SONORA, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX 2. 5SL MALIBU, 5 Star Livestock, DAYTON, TX CLASS 10: 1. OL LIKELY, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX 2. MS SAUCY LADY SH, Chris D. & Brandi Lindsey, LAUREL, MS CLASS 11: 1. TS KENLEIGH’S TIARA, Aubree Maddox, BURLESON, TX 2. OL OVERSWEET, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX Haltered Female Senior Champion: DIAMOND Q SONORA, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX Haltered Female Senior Champion Reserve: TS KENLEIGH’S TIARA, Aubree Maddox, BURLESON, TX Haltered Female Grand Champion: DIAMOND Q SONORA, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX Haltered Female Grand Champion Reserve: CHAPARRAL GALA, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX CLASS 16: 1. BLACK CADILLAC, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX 2. LLC LADY BIRD, William Coleman Yarborough, FERRIS, TX CLASS 17: 1. PK’S DARQUE ANGEL, Guthrie Creek Longhorn Cattle, DECATUR, TX Haltered Mature Female Champion: BLACK CADILLAC, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX Haltered Mature Female Champion Reserve: PK’S DARQUE ANGEL, Guthrie Creek Longhorn Cattle, DECATUR, TX

OPEN HALTERED BULL DIVISION

CLASS 21: 1. SHOOT 4 THE MOON, CrisseiA’ne Meador, TERRELL, TX CLASS 22: 1. DIAMOND K WOODROW, Diamond K Livestock, LIPAN, TX 2. DIAMOND K GUS, Diamond K Livestock, LIPAN, TX CLASS 23: 1. DIXIE WAVES CREST, Kourtis Family Farms, LLC, OWASSO, OK 2. PRL ABNER, Leroy and Mary Beth Dunsworth, STEPHENVILLE, TX CLASS 24: 1. OL DURATOR, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX 2. RCC CONCHO, David L. & Jana E. Edwards, BEGGS, OK Haltered Bull Junior Champion: DIAMOND K WOODROW, Diamond K Livestock, LIPAN, TX Haltered Bull Junior Champion Reserve: OL DURATOR, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX CLASS 27: 1. ACR GERONIMO, Chris D. & Brandi Lindsey, LAUREL, MS 2. TL REVOLT, Tanner Longhorns, STEPHENVILLE, TX CLASS 28: 1. DEJA VU SH, Chris D. & Brandi Lindsey, LAUREL, MS 2. DIAMONDKAMERICAN PATRIOT, Diamond K Livestock, LIPAN, TX CLASS 29: 1. OL OUTPLAY, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX 2. HI 5’S THUNDERSTRUCK, Infinity Ranch Land and Cattle, BURLESON, TX

Youth Female Grand Champion: CHAPARRAL MASQUERADE, Madilyn Moreland, DECATUR, TX Youth Female Grand Champion Reserve: CHAPARRAL GALA, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX

YOUTH BULL DIVISION

Youth Bull Grand Champion: ACR GERONIMO, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX Youth Bull Grand Champion Reserve: CT RED RAIDER, Sydney Jo Tucker, PARADISE, TX CLASS 25: 1. MW FREE WILLY, Matthew Wallace, SUNSET, TX 2. DEEP IN THE HEART OF TX, Hennessy Rogers, PARADISE, TX CLASS 26: 1. MOOFASA, Antonio Lopez, RED OAK, TX 2. JCG FERDINAND, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX CLASS 27: 1. RAFTER J2 TRAVELER, Megan Bush, COLLEYVILLE, TX 2. HEART OF TEXAS C P, Grant Tinkis, COLLEYVILLE, TX Youth Steer Junior Champion: MOOFASA, Antonio Lopez, RED OAK, TX Youth Steer Junior Champion Reserve: RAFTER J2 TRAVELER, Megan Bush, COLLEYVILLE, TX CLASS 30: 1. KDK JUNEBUG SENKO, William Coleman Yarborough, FERRIS, TX 2. TH T-BONE 44, Emily Ray, ARLINGTON, TX CLASS 31: 1. AUCKLAND MOON, CrisseiA’ne Meador, TERRELL, TX 2. JTW SADDLEBACKS SONG 622, Joseph Gerlach, DECATUR, TX CLASS 32: 1. STRIKIN’ R WIZARD, Cason Rangel, ALVORD, TX 2. JCG PRISIONER OF WAR, Matthew Wallace, SUNSET, TX 2. BRR DOC HOLIDAY, Hailey Roberson, PARADISE, TX CLASS 33: 1. BONANZA ECR, Kalli Kimble, KINGSBURY, TX Youth Steer Senior Champion: BONANZA ECR, Kalli Kimble, KINGSBURY, TX Youth Steer Senior Champion Reserve: AUCKLAND MOON, CrisseiA’ne Meador, TERRELL, TX Youth Steer Grand Champion: BONANZA ECR, Kalli Kimble, KINGSBURY, TX Youth Steer Grand Champion Reserve: AUCKLAND MOON, CrisseiA’ne Meador, TERRELL, TX

TROPHY STEER DIVISION

CLASS 1: 1. RS PAYASO DE RODEO, Jax Kenney, CANYON, TX 2. CAMP BOSS, Will Ross, BROWNSBORO, TX CLASS 2: 1. DIAMOND Q ZEUS, Kalli Winters, STEPHENVILLE, TX 2. KING BLING, Chris & Charland Burton, DECATUR, TX Steer Junior Champion: DIAMOND Q ZEUS, Kalli Winters, STEPHENVILLE, TX Steer Junior Champion Reserve: RS PAYASO DE RODEO, Jax Kenney, CANYON, TX

Haltered Bull Senior Champion: OL OUTPLAY, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX Haltered Bull Senior Champion Reserve: DEJA VU SH, Chris D. & Brandi Lindsey, LAUREL, MS

CLASS 5: 1. NEON ROW CP, Kevin and Laury Rooker, POOLVILLE, TX 2. TH HAIL DAMAGE, Fort Worth Herd, FORT WORTH, TX CLASS 6: 1. FRISIA ROJO, Fort Worth Herd, FORT WORTH, TX 2. MIDNIGHT WARRIOR, Fort Worth Herd, FORT WORTH, TX

Haltered Bull Grand Champion: OL OUTPLAY, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX Haltered Bull Grand Champion Reserve: DEJA VU SH, Chris D. & Brandi Lindsey, LAUREL, MS

Steer Senior Champion: NEON ROW CP, Kevin and Laury Rooker, POOLVILLE, TX Steer Senior Champion Reserve: TH HAIL DAMAGE, Fort Worth Herd, FORT WORTH, TX

Produce of Dam: CLASS 34: 1. SAKE-SALLY, Grace Cattle Company, LLC, FORT WORTH, TX 2. ALLY CHEX, Cody M. Himmelreich, DAYTON, TX

Steer Grand Champion: DIAMOND Q ZEUS, Kalli Winters, STEPHENVILLE, TX Steer Grand Champion Reserve: NEON ROW CP, Kevin and Laury Rooker, POOLVILLE, TX

Get of Sire: CLASS 35: 1. SH DOCTOR FEEL GOOD, Grace Cattle Company, LLC, FORT WORTH, TX 2. ANCHOR T ANCHOR MAN, Anchor T Ranch, KEMAH, TX

YOUTH FEMALE DIVISION

CLASS 2: 1. JADA TIME C P, Whitley Rogers, GREENVILLE, TX 2. JCG STORM, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX CLASS 3: 1. CHAPARRAL GALA, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX 2. HD SAMSONITE’S SAMMI, OTHER, COUPLAND, TX CLASS 4: 1. STRIKIN’ R MINNIE, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX 2. SUNRISE SELECT, Tyler Lindsey, LAUREL, MS CLASS 5: 1. CN SUMMERTIME SHANDY, Cade Nolen, WAXAHACHIE, TX 2. HD SAMSONITE’S SABLE, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX Youth Female Junior Champion: CHAPARRAL GALA, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX Youth Female Junior Champion Reserve: CN SUMMERTIME SHANDY, Cade Nolen, WAXAHACHIE, TX CLASS 8: 1. LADY GAGA 10/16, Sydney Jo Tucker, PARADISE, TX 2. OL PLAYLIKE, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX CLASS 9: 1. DIAMOND Q SONORA, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX 2. DIAMOND Q JULEANN, OTHER, PRAGUE, OK CLASS 10: 1. MS SAUCY LADY SH, Tyler Lindsey, LAUREL, MS 2. SANDDOLLAR SMOKE’N DAWN, Cooper Holland, DECATUR, TX CLASS 11: 1. CHAPARRAL MASQUERADE, Madilyn

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Shows

MORE THAN STEPPING INTO THE RING… A look at what else showing requires The preparation for a show actually begins long before loading up cattle and heading out. Depending on the type of show – state fair, stock show, or affiliate show – entries may be due two months prior to the actual show date, others you may be able to enter the day you check in for a minimal late fee. The calendar in the trails magazine is a good place to start when deciding which shows you want to attend and when entries may be due. Affiliate websites and Facebook pages are other great resources for this information. Prior to your departure for a show you want to make sure you have obtained health papers for the animals

attending from your local vet. Be sure the vet documents any breeding information related to your heifers and cows. Remember, TLBAA rules state that any animal over the age of 30 months old, must have a nursing calf at side (less than 205 days old) or be bred in order to be shown. While there, if you have any young bulls or steers this is a good time to consider getting a nose ring. Bulls are required to be shown with a permanent nose ring once they are a year old. Additionally, all animals showing in their own class must be branded as per their registration papers. Health papers are good for 30 days, so when possible, we plan the timing of our health papers to cover more than one show. This not only helps reduce our show costs, but saves a lot of extra time waiting at the vet’s office! If time and weather permits, we try to have our animals groomed prior to our arrival at the show. This is sometimes difficult in the winter months as we are not set up with proper wash stalls and access to hot water, but we make due the best we can! Hoof trimming is also an important part of preparing your animal for a show. If an animal’s hooves are too long, it may affect the way they walk. We try to have our show animals trimmed twice a year. You will often find Samuel Faske at some of the affiliate shows in the fall and spring and can easily have this done during some down time! While loading up your trailer it is important to remember not only the feed and hay you need for your animals, but also the extra supplies….feed bins, water buckets, hoses, wash supplies and boots, shavings, show halters, show sticks, number clips, brushes, rakes, Prep starts at home and continues at the show – shown here clipping at home, lined up to unload at a show and washing cattle in the show barn

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By Carrie Grace

From late nights and early mornings at hotels to getting help with your wardrobe details - it’s a team effort to finally be show ring ready! The Grace Cattle Company show team ready to go – Matthew Wallace, Jackson Grace, Jimmie Lynn Gee and Caden Grace.

brooms, shovels, chairs, etc. The list can go on and on. Your arrival at a show can be fast and furious or it may be a long waiting line. Understand what the process for each show may be and plan accordingly. Some of the larger shows have specific deadlines of when you need to be checked in and in place, while others may be come when you can! When it comes to unloading your trailer, fortunately, on the TLBAA show circuit, we have so many great FFA groups with kids willing to lend helping hands. So the unloading process often become a barn-wide event and can be done fairly quickly. After you are unloaded, it is check in time. Be sure to have your health papers handy as well as copies of your entries and animals registration papers. It is also helpful to have a summary of your entries so you can easily double check you have received numbers for all of your entries. Once you are settled in at the show, it’s time to start washing and finishing any clipping you may want done – but don’t forget that the TLBAA has slightly different rules than other breeds of cattle when it comes to what are acceptable show grooming practices. Rules and guidelines for grooming of animals can be found on page 46 of the TLBAA handbook. No pasture here - be prepared to feed and water your animals at the show.

On the day of the show it’s all about looking your best – animals and showmen. We arrive about 1.5 hours prior to the start of the show. Feeding and spot washing any animals is first priority. Putting on show halters and nose leads (for bulls and steers), and brushing animals down comes next, followed by getting the showmen ready. TLBAA/TLBT require that exhibitors wear western attire, long sleeve shirt or blouse with collar and cuffs, pants or skirt and boots while in the show ring. Once animals are brushed and watered and showmen are dressed, it’s time to head down to the make ready area…don’t forget to grab your make-ready bucket with some easy clean, rags and brushes for those final touches as well as your show sticks! Shows begin with female classes, followed by bulls and steers. For youth shows, it ends with showmanship. Both the youth and the animal must have participated in the show in order to participate in showmanship. Depending on the size of the show, and how detailed the judge is in their explanations for their placings, a show may last anywhere from a couple of hours to all day…but when it’s all said and done, as long as you tried your best and had some fun…it was all worth the work!

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Marketing

By Myra Basham

Is Technology An Issue? The Internet Can Still Work For You! The one thing that has certainly changed in getting your program in front of new people is the vast reach of the internet. If you live in an area where it’s more trouble than it’s worth to get a cell phone signal or internet service, that does not mean you have to miss all the ways that people utilize the internet for marketing. While you may not have your own web page or social media account, you only need to get your message into a print venue or online marketing service that can help you. As long as you have a phone number you can be reached, even if it is a land line, you’re in the game! Some types of online marketing are simply printed catalogs or publications, such as Trails Magazine, is also published online. Your ad or consignments then become available to a much wider audience without you needing to do a thing. If you are inquiring about an ad or contemplating putting consignments in a catalogued sale, ask if the materials will also be publicly available online. There are many avenues that are digital, online only marketing venues. These may come in the form of online auctions or sale pages, or as the ad on this page shows, a newer idea of utilizing an online catalog for Private Treaty Sales. You should scan through past issues of cattle publications such as ours, as well as your Longhorn sale catalogs, for ads offering consulting or

marketing services for the livestock industry. It is also worth a trip to your public library to use their internet to find contact numbers for different sources of online Longhorn marketplaces. There are many ways to get your materials to people who can turn them into digital media for you. Most sales and publications still accept your mailed in physical photos and handwritten or typed materials. If you are comfortable with a digital camera you can buy an extra memory card to send in. Each service offers different options, so always call and talk to someone in person. Just because they request everything to be emailed in their advertisements does not mean they won’t work with you if that is not a possibility for you. Make sure that any information you include in marketing materials includes a phone number and, if you feel comfortable, a mailing address. If a person is interested in your Longhorns but has been unsuccessful in reaching you by phone they can drop an inquiry in the mail to you. While the ways we market change continually, one thing remains constant – people have to know what’s available before they can consider buying. Be creative and avenues you thought weren’t feasible may just work for you after all!

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Lean Beef In late 2017, the Lean Beef committee was re-established with the goal of identifying new ways to support Longhorn breeders with beef production. One of their first action items has recently been approved by the Board resulting in nutritional testing of three samples from across the country. This 2018 data will include omega 3 content, information not available when the study was originally conducted. The results will be published in the newly re-designed beef brochure, coming later this year. Until then, here is some interesting study facts to consider, written in the early 90’s by former Trails Editor Carolyn Hunter.

Breeding For Lean Beef? Use Texas Longhorns — the Quick Fix The beef industry has not gained much ground in it’s so-called “war on fat” according to the “National Beef Quality Audit — 1991” conducted by the National Cattlemen’s Association and funded by the Beef Promotion & Research Board. Despite the introduction of new beef breeds and other efforts to reduce excess fat, things have changed little since the USDA conducted a carcass quality audit in 1974. In 1991, quality problems cost the beef industry $279.82 for every steer and heifer slaughtered, and “waste” was the biggest cause of losses with excessive internal fat being the top money loser within the waste category. Strategy workshop members listed a number of avenues for attacking these quality problems including a requisite that the industry should concentrate on trimming external fat to one-quarter inch. Concerned cattlemen have been working at reducing excess fat through their breeding programs, but this is seen as a long and costly process. However, some progressive breeders have found a way to breed for the desired low-fat carcass using Texas Longhorns. A study at Texas A&M University showed that Texas Longhorn steaks had about 30 percent less muscle fat and 15 percent less saturated fat than steaks from a traditional British breed. The level of unsaturated fat in Texas Longhorn steaks approaches that found in pork and skinless poultry, according to Dr. Floyd Byers, one of the scientists who conducted the study. Yet, the marbling, quality grade and flavor of the steaks were similar to the Hereford and Hereford/Longhorn crosses that were studied. “In general, the study found that Texas Longhorn and Texas Longhorn/British crosses reached an average Select quality grade with less outside trim fat and more desirable yield grades than British cattle, Byers said. The quality grade of Texas Longhorn carcasses was similar to the British cattle, he said, but actual back fat was about half as much. Study results showed that Texas Longhorn cattle distribute fat differently than British breeds. More of the fat is deposited internally – in kidney, pelvic and heart regions, while other breeds place a greater priority on depositing subcutaneous and intramuscular seam fat, which is very wasteful and must be trimmed by the packer, grocer or consumer. Commercial breeders have learned that using Texas

Longhorns makes lots of dollars and “sense”, Jim Kreider, Bonner Springs, KS, fed 12 Texas longhorn steers for 200 days and finished them with 20 lbs. of corn a day in the lot. He took the load straight to IBP in Emporia. The average live weight of the steers was 1161 lbs. Ten of the steers graded choice to high choice with a #1 carcass, dressing out at 62.24%. The other two graded good with a #2 carcass. (There is less than ¼” fat on a #1 carcass). Dick Robbins, Belvidere, KS, found similar results with Texas Longhorn crosses. For the past five years he has participated in the Pratt area Extension Futurity at Pratt Feeders, Inc. in Pratt, KS. This futurity provides area cattle producers with data concerning live animal performance nd carcass traits of steers, helping the producer evaluate his livestock program.

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Lean Beef This year Robbins placed three groups of Texas Longhorn cross steers on test. The first group (sired by Simmental bulls and out of F1 Longhorn cross cows) had an average daily gain of 3.39 with a hot carcass weight of 740 lbs., dressing out at 64.13%. All quality graded 1 or 2. Cost/cwt. Gain was $45.71. The other two groups were F1 Longhorn cross steers. Together they had a final ADG of 2.72, dressing at 62.49. All 23 quality-graded choice or select, gain with yield grades of 1 or 2. Mahlon B Wallace, III, Spring Creek Farm, Rolls, MO, fed three test pens of Texas Longhorn cross cattle at GM Feedlot, Inc. in Appleton City, MO. The results of these test pens have convinced George Perry, GM President, that Texas Longhorn cattle definitely have a place in the cattle feeding industry. Perry noted that the Longhorn crosses had a lower

ADG than the lot average, but attributed it to lower than normal feed consumption (around 19 pounds of dry matter per day) as Texas Longhorns are not big eaters. Food conversion and health were the impressive statistics to Perry. “The cattle have been excellent converters of feed, so even though the gains have been below average, the cost of gain has been average or better. The cattle converted just over six pounds of dry matter per pound of gain, which is better than average,” said Perry. “In addition, the cattle posed absolutely no health problems of any kind, so the disease resistant traits of the Texas longhorn apparently carried through to these crossbreds,” he continued. The crossbred cattle hung a very desirable carcass. They graded over 80% choice, with a lean carcass and very little waste. The packers were very pleased with the carcass cutability and quality. Perry reached several conclusions concerning the program: (1) Start with a Texas Longhorn cow that has some meat on her. (2) Use good quality bulls, but not necessarily the large-frame exotic bulls. Medium bulls seem to work best. (3) Backgrounding the cattle up to between 650-700 lbs. before coming to the feedlot seems to work well. (4) Texas Longhorn cross cattle definitely have a place in the cattle feeding industry. For more information on Texas Longhorns, the “Quick Fix” breed for the lean beef industry, contact the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America, P.O. Box 4430, Fort Worth, TX 76164 or call (817) 625-6241. You and your pocketbook will be glad you did.

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IN MEMORIAM

DR. GENE WESLEY HIGHTOWER February 18, 1936 - February 6, 2018

Dr. Gene Wesley Hightower, 81 of Van went to be with his Heavenly Father, February 6, 2018. He was born in Edom, Texas on February 18, 1936 to Paul and Geneva Hightower. In 1988, he married Lana Green and they have been inseparable since. He attended Baylor University on a basketball scholarship and went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery, specializing in orthodontics. After practicing in Pasadena, Texas for 4 years, he moved back to Van and served patients in Athens, Van and Mabank for 33 years. Dr. Hightower loved his community and served in many capacities. For 7 years he served on the Board of Regents at East Texas State University. He also served on the University of Texas at Tyler Board of Regents, where he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Law degree. He was active in the Republican Party and was on the State Republican Executive Committee for 14 years. He also served on the Van Independent School Board for 14 years and President for 7 of those years. He recently served as President of the Rhine’s Lake Association for 10 years. His love of Longhorn Cattle was evident by his serving on the Board of Directors of The International Texas Longhorn Association and was president of the East Texas Longhorn Association. Gene and Lana established G&L Cattle Company in 1994 and went on to win numerous championships on the show circuit with their cattle. He was an avid deer hunter and fisherman. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Lana, his sons, Wes (Stacy) and Barry and daughter Amanda (Mark) Davis and stepsons Eric (Liza) and Chad (Amiee) Krisher and their families. He also leaves behind, one sister, Mary Ann Peden, and numerous loving friends. He is survived by 18 grandchildren with the loss of an infant granddaughter, Kerrigan Davis. Memorial donations may be made to: TLBT Bright Futures Youth Scholarship program c/o Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America - 817-625-6241 or Van ISD Education Foundation– 903-963-7958.

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CASH COWS CORRECTION

In the January 2017 Trails Magazine Cash Cows Listings we inadvertently omitted two Embryo Lots which sold at the Midwest Sale. We apologize for the oversight.

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AFFILIATE NEWS

AFFILIATE UPDATES The 37th N.T.L.A. sale will be held on Saturday April 21st starting at 10:00 a.m. in Broken Bow, NE. This year we’ll have catalog and noncatalog including Futurity heifers. Sale catalogs will be online at the NTLA website-nebraskatla.com. mid March. Contact Bonnie Damrow to have one mailed out to you-brdamrow6@aol. PRESIDENT com. The sale will be available online at cattleusa.com. If you are not able to PAUL SCHLECHT attend please plan on registering before the day of the sale so you can view 402-719-7317 and bid online. Sale contacts: President-Paul Schlecht 402-719-7317, VicePresident Bonnie Damrow 402-580-3673,brdamrow6@aol.com. New directors were elected at the annual meeting Saturday January 27th-Kenny Richardson, Justin Georges, Les Lautenschlager Jr. Bill McCutchan, Bonnie Damrow. Officers are President-Paul Schlecht, Vice President-Bonnie Damrow, Secretary/Treasurer-Chelsey Georges. Topics for discussion at the annual meetingState Fair Trophy Steer Show Increased premiums, Spring Sale future opportunities, Sponsorships for youth & Steer Show, Heifer Raffle, Peak Circuit. Youth officers are Dalli Anders, Vice President-Ella Wieczorek, Secretary/Treasurer-Lucie Lautenschlager. Topics for discussion-State Fair, Clinic, Progress Show, t shirt sales/quilt sale.

NEBRASKA TEXAS LONGHORN ASSOCIATION

Preparations continue for the CTLA Annual Meeting and Spring Sale April 7th in Saskatoon.  The consignment deadline has been reached and there are some great looking lots being offered. The proposal has been submitted to the beef committee to return to the Canadian Western Agribition after a 24 CODY ROBBINS year absence. There is interest from breeders across Canada for this event. PRESIDENT We invite our southern neighbors to consider coming up and joining us at 306-380-6618 this international event in November. More information will be available as we receive confirmation and know the dates for our show.

CANADIAN TEXAS LONGHORN ASSOCIATION

MOUNTAINS & PLAINS TEXAS LONGHORN ASSOCIATION KENNY RICHARDSON PRESIDENT KRICHARDSON21@AOL.COM

The 2018 National Western Stock Show was held January 19th and 20th. Our numbers increased again this year. We are approaching a hundred head. The show started Friday the 19th with the youth show. Stan Searle was the judge. He did a great job judging the cattle and interacting with the youth. It was followed by the halter show. John Oliver came from Texas to judge the halter and free shows. He did a great job going through the halter classes. The next day Mr. Oliver had the task of sorting the free show. As with both divisions it proved to be a difficult task. This due to the quality of cattle that

were at the show.    A big debt of gratitude to all the people who helped out. There are too many to list here, but thanks to you all. Also, we really appreciate all the folks that came from out of state. We were fortunate to have exhibitors from Nebraska, Wyoming, South Dakota, Oklahoma and of course Colorado. Thank you all for coming.

Congratulations to all the winners at the Winchester Futurity and thank you to all the buyers at the Cattle Baron’s Premier Longhorn Sale on February 23 & 24. The social at George & Peggy Wilhite’s Home/Ranch was worth the trip. If you were in attendance, I know you had a good time. It’s time for direct our attention to the Spring Show. If you have not been, I can tell you that it’s about the same size as the World Show. It’s the last RICK FRIEDRICH qualifying event before the World Show. It is held May 4-6th at Miracle Farms PRESIDENT RICK@RIVERRANCHLONGHORNS near Brenham, Texas. There is a qualifying Youth Show, a qualifying Halter Show, Trophy Steer Show (Haltered} and a Miniature Show (Open Haltered}. We have entry forms available at www.tlbgca.com . Please plan to join us.

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The selection process is over and now we are happy to announce that two of our members placed in the Affiliate Prince and Princess Contest. Placing third in the Affiliate Princess selection was a heifer owned by Cactus Rose Ranch, Danny and Merrilou Russell. Placing third in the Affiliate Prince selection was a bull owned by Christa Cattle Company, Louis and Jason JEREMY JOHNSON Christa. Congratulations! PRESIDENT Hats off to STLA member, Brett Krause for winning this year’s TLBAA 210-413-2105 Impact Award for breeders who have created significant influence on the Texas Longhorn breed. Brett currently serves on the STLA BOD. Congratulations to STLA Members, John and Christy Randolph on being named as this year’s recipients of the TLBAA Jack Phillips Award. This prestigious award honors individuals who have worked selflessly for the Texas Longhorn breed, and the breeders, alike. The Randolph’s have long been movers and leaders in STLA, having both served as President of our organization at various times and are always involved with many events each year within the Longhorn industry. The Rockdale show is coming up April 20-22 in Rockdale, TX. This is a 3 day show that has 3 youth shows and an open haltered show and haltered trophy steer show. Youth A show and showmanship, points only, begins at 6 pm Friday evening. Saturday we start the day with the open haltered show and trophy steer show. A crazy sock contest is held during our lunch break. Last year there were some amazing sock entries!! Prizes for adults and youth entries. Youth B show and showmanship begins around 1 pm. This show has some beautiful belt buckles and prizes to be awarded. Saturday evening after the show we will have a pizza party and play some games and listen to some music. Sunday morning begins at 8:30 am with Cowboy Church in the stands. Youth C show and showmanship will begin at 9 am. This show has all cash prizes. We have expanded the make ready area this year to make getting in and out of the ring safer. All of the entry forms and details will be on the STLA website at stla. org. The deadline for entries is 10th. We look forward to seeing each and every one of you in April for the Rockdale Spring Show. For additional information, contact Sandi Nordhausen at 512-750-1350, or Merrilou Russell at Large crowds in downtown San Antonio got to see the streets filled with cowboys and Texas Longhorn cattle at the annual Western Heritage Parade on Febuary 3rd . STLA members Derek and Hope Thurmond, San Antonio, along with Kimble Cattle Company from Karnes City supplied 120 head of beautiful Longhorn cattle that were driven down Houston street and then turned in front of the Alamo for the Heritage parade that kicks off the San Antonio Stock show and rodeo. Everyone had a great time and the crowds were incredible!

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Texas Longhorn Breeders of Tomorrow

President’s Message Dear TLBT Members, How is everyone? I hope that everyone is staying true to the goals we set at the beginning of the year, for it has not been easy for me to forget my love for Dr. Peppers. Each show has been a challenge to keep my promise to myself. Speaking of shows, the show season continues as the temperature begins to rise. It has been a joy to see you all at each show and I thank everyone who has spent time to talk to me. At our last membership meeting at the Fort Worth Livestock show, we decided on two fundraisers that include two quilts that will be auctioned off at the World Show Banquet. The money that we earn will go directly back into the world show expense fund. I look forward to the turnout of these fundraisers, and would like to thank everyone ahead of time. We also discussed several new ideas for the prize shop so be eager to check that out when the show comes around. Sadly, a proposal of nerf guns was declined to prevent a war in the barn later. Seniors, don’t forget to take every opportunity you have to apply for scholarships. Also, don’t forget to be sending in photos for the senior power point at the World Show. All of the younger kids, please don’t be shy and go say hi to new people and make friends. I’d be happy to talk at any show if anybody wants to come by. Remember that officer elections will also be at the World Show to all that are interested. I look forward to seeing everyone at Houston, Stillwater and Sulphur Springs. Take care and God bless!

Matthew Wallace OFFICER SPOTLIGHT:

JAMES “CADEN” GRACE

TLBT Office: Junior Director Age: 6 1.)Where are you from? Sunset, Texas 2.)How many years have you been a member of the TLBT? 3 years 3.)Why did you join the TLBT? Because I love showing cows. 4.) What is your favorite Longhorn show, and why? Fort Worth Livestock Show and Rodeo because it’s close to my house. 5.) What is your favorite Longhorn color and/or pattern? I like brindle ones. 6.) Where did you earn your first award? What type of award? My first award as a junior (not a pee wee) was 4th place in showmanship at the 2017 Diane Chase Longhorns Scholarship Expo. 7.) What is your funniest TLBT moment? The last TLBT meeting because I suggested nerf guns for a prize at the National Youth Show. 8.)What has been your biggest challenge showing Longhorns? When a cow gets loose.

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9.) What is your favorite movie? The Avengers 10.) Do you enjoy showing Longhorns and why? Yes – because I was born with a show stick in my hand! 11.) What person has influenced you the most? My big brother, Jackson. 12.) If you were going to be turned into a mythical creature, what would you want to be? The Loch Ness Monster 13.) What is your favorite quote? Why? No man left behind! Because it’s about caring for other people. 14.) What is your favorite season? Why? Summer because it’s super hot! 15.) What do you want to be when you grow up? A famous inventor or a marine. 16.) What is the best part about being a TLBT member? Playing with my TLBT friends! 17.) What advice would you give a newcomer to TLBT? Keep the your cows head up, scratch their bellies and HAVE FUN!

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SHOW RESULTS NILE LIVESTOCK LONGHORN SHOW October 18, 2017 OPEN HALTERED FEMALE DIVISION

December 8, 2017 YOUTH FEMALE DIVISION

CLASS 4: 1. DIXIELAND DELIGHT 72, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Haltered Female Junior Champion: DIXIELAND DELIGHT 72, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY CLASS 10: 1. WYO SILVER, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY CLASS 11: 1. STEEL MAGNOLIA 52, Kris Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Haltered Female Senior Champion: STEEL MAGNOLIA 52, Kris Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Haltered Female Grand Champion: STEEL MAGNOLIA 52, Kris Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Haltered Female Grand Champion Reserve: DIXIELAND DELIGHT 72, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY

OPEN HALTERED BULL DIVISION

CLASS 22: 1. GENERAL LEE HOTSTUFF, Tammy Delyea, DOUGLAS, WY CLASS 23: 1. 100 PROOF, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY 2. THE RHINESTONE COWBOY, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Haltered Bull Junior Champion: 100 PROOF, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Haltered Bull Junior Champion Reserve: THE RHINESTONE COWBOY, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Haltered Bull Grand Champion: 100 PROOF, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Haltered Bull Grand Champion Reserve: THE RHINESTONE COWBOY, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY

FREE FEMALE DIVISION

CLASS 4: 1. GUADALUPE 71, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY 2. CORA 76, Tammy Delyea, DOUGLAS, WY Free Female Junior Champion: GUADALUPE 71, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Free Female Junior Champion Reserve: CORA 76, Tammy Delyea, DOUGLAS, WY CLASS 9: 1. BIG SKY MISS MONA LISA, Ben Monk or Lindsey Monk, BUSBY, MT 2. POLKA DOT 66, Tammy Delyea, DOUGLAS, WY CLASS 10: 1. STONYRIFIC, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY CLASS 11: 1. TEXAS DIXIE ROSE, Tammy Delyea, DOUGLAS, WY 2. NETTIEMAE, Tammy Delyea, DOUGLAS, WY Free Female Senior Champion: TEXAS DIXIE ROSE, Tammy Delyea, DOUGLAS, WY Free Female Senior Champion Reserve: NETTIEMAE, Tammy Delyea, DOUGLAS, WY Free Female Grand Champion: TEXAS DIXIE ROSE, Tammy Delyea, DOUGLAS, WY Free Female Grand Champion Reserve: NETTIEMAE, Tammy Delyea, DOUGLAS, WY CLASS 16: 1. MANDOLIN RAIN, Kris Johnson, BIG HORN, WY CLASS 17: 1. OT ANNIE DE, One Tree Ranching Co. LTD, PATRICIA, AB 2. 5 CLAIRA MAE, Tammy Delyea, DOUGLAS, WY CLASS 18: 1. VIVIAN 01, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY CLASS 19: 1. OVER KECHI KANSAS, Lindsey Helvey, BUSBY, MT Free Mature Female Champion: VIVIAN 01, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Free Mature Female Champion Reserve: OT ANNIE DE, One Tree Ranching Co. LTD, PATRICIA, AB

YOUTH FEMALE DIVISION

CLASS 4: 1. DIXIELAND DELIGHT 72, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Youth Female Junior Champion: DIXIELAND DELIGHT 72, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY CLASS 10: 1. WYO SILVER, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Youth Female Senior Champion: WYO SILVER, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Youth Female Grand Champion: WYO SILVER, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Youth Female Grand Champion Reserve: DIXIELAND DELIGHT 72, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY

YOUTH BULL DIVISION

CLASS 18: 1. GENERAL LEE HOTSTUFF, Emma Grace Velazquez, DOUGLAS, WY CLASS 19: 1. THE RHINESTONE COWBOY, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Youth Bull Grand Champion: THE RHINESTONE COWBOY, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Youth Bull Grand Champion Reserve: GENERAL LEE HOTSTUFF, Emma Grace Velazquez, DOUGLAS, WY

YOUTH STEER DIVISION

CLASS 2: 1. SKH EMERALD SPLASH, Alexis Buentello, STAFFORD, TX 2. SKH CONCEALED SWEETNESS, Annalisa Romero, HOUSTON, TX CLASS 3: 1. ANCHOR T BETTY JANE, Lydia Salsbury, LEAGUE CITY, TX 2. RHL SWEETHEART DIANN, Jodie Ging, PALACIOS, TX CLASS 4: 1. SKH BEAUTY MARKS, Kelli Jones, HOUSTON, TX 2. SPECKLE SPOTTIE, Hannah Smith, LIBERTY HILL, TX CLASS 5: 1. KETTLE’S AH-CHE-WA-WA, Zaida Espinosa, SEABROOK, TX 2. JKG PEARL SNAP, Jodie Ging, PALACIOS, TX Youth Female Junior Champion: KETTLE’S AH-CHE-WA-WA, Zaida Espinosa, SEABROOK, TX Youth Female Junior Champion Reserve: SKH BEAUTY MARKS, Kelli Jones, HOUSTON, TX CLASS 8: 1. RHL STELLA, Sara Jennings, ANGLETON, TX 2. BRAZOS LUCY 691, Zaida Espinosa, SEABROOK, TX CLASS 9: 1. JP WIND IN THE WILLOWS, Julia Salsbury, LEAGUE CITY, TX 2. SASSAFRAS DSM, Eisley McCullough, BEAUMONT, TX CLASS 10: 1. CF CRYSTAL FIND, Clarice Francis, ANGLETON, TX 2. JKG LEAP YEAR LADY, Jodie Ging, PALACIOS, TX CLASS 11: 1. SVR CARMELLO, Annalisa Romero, HOUSTON, TX 2. SKH ESMERALDA, Sarah Heimeyer, LAKE JACKSON, TX Youth Female Senior Champion: CF CRYSTAL FIND, Clarice Francis, ANGLETON, TX Youth Female Senior Champion Reserve: RHL STELLA, Sara Jennings, ANGLETON, TX Youth Female Grand Champion: CF CRYSTAL FIND, Clarice Francis, ANGLETON, TX Youth Female Grand Champion Reserve: RHL STELLA, Sara Jennings, ANGLETON, TX

YOUTH BULL DIVISION

CLASS 18: 1. ANCHOR T CAPT ANCHOR MAN, Lydia Salsbury, LEAGUE CITY, TX 2. CINCO DE MAYO 67, Sierra Wood, LEANDER, TX CLASS 19: 1. MYSTICAL JAWGE HARRISON, Jodie Ging, PALACIOS, TX 2. RAFTER M REAL STUFF, Julia Salsbury, LEAGUE CITY, TX CLASS 20: 1. WINNIN’ KID, Kelli Jones, HOUSTON, TX 2. HPBT THE ERNEST WAY, Skyler Joachimi, HOUSTON, TX CLASS 21: 1. JK OVER EASY, Kelli Jones, HOUSTON, TX 2. IRON NOGGIN, Zaida Espinosa, SEABROOK, TX Youth Bull Grand Champion: JK OVER EASY, Kelli Jones, HOUSTON, TX Youth Bull Grand Champion Reserve: IRON NOGGIN, Zaida Espinosa, SEABROOK, TX

YOUTH STEER DIVISION

CLASS 26: 1. DBS CHEWBACA, Christian Stahl, KERRVILLE, TX 2. SKH HE’S ROCK SOLID, Kelli Jones, HOUSTON, TX CLASS 27: 1. TETON SIOUX, Jodie Ging, PALACIOS, TX 2. JTW SUPREME VOLTAGE, Paul Cinque, HOUSTON, TX Youth Steer Junior Champion: TETON SIOUX, Jodie Ging, PALACIOS, TX Youth Steer Junior Champion Reserve: DBS CHEWBACA, Christian Stahl, KERRVILLE, TX CLASS 30: 1. JTW GHOST WITH THE MOST, D’Marcus Adams, HOUSTON, TX 2. 2M QUEEN’S BEAST, Collette Noel McCullough, BEAUMONT, TX CLASS 31: 1. JKG MR. AMERICA, Jodie Ging, PALACIOS, TX 2. SKJGWKS TEAMWORK, Kyrah Schanbachler, CLEVELAND, TX CLASS 32: 1. TELPERION, Lydia Salsbury, LEAGUE CITY, TX 2. 4E THUNDERSTORM, Zoe Medina, PEARLAND, TX CLASS 33: 1. RHL LONE STAR, Jodie Ging, PALACIOS, TX 2. CACTUS JACK 5, Cole Sharp, SAN ANGELO, TX Youth Steer Senior Champion: RHL LONE STAR, Jodie Ging, PALACIOS, TX Youth Steer Senior Champion Reserve: TELPERION, Lydia Salsbury, LEAGUE CITY, TX Youth Steer Grand Champion: RHL LONE STAR, Jodie Ging, PALACIOS, TX Youth Steer Grand Champion Reserve: TETON SIOUX, Jodie Ging, PALACIOS, TX

STLA WINTERFEST SHOW December 9, 2017 OPEN HALTERED FEMALE DIVISION

CLASS 2: 1. SKH EMERALD SPLASH, Stephen P. Head, ANGLETON, TX 2. SKH CONCEALED SWEETNESS, Stephen P. Head, ANGLETON, TX CLASS 3: 1. RHL SWEETHEART DIANN, Kenn Harding and Tammy Tiner, COLLEGE STATION, TX 2. SKH COPACABANA, Stephen P. Head, ANGLETON, TX CLASS 4: 1. SKH BEAUTY MARKS, Stephen P. Head, ANGLETON, TX 2. RINGMAN’S ELLIE 752, Ronnie & Jackie Mullinax, ROSEBUD, TX CLASS 5: 1. TL MINNIE PEARL, Chris D. & Brandi Lindsey, LAUREL, MS 2. KETTLE’S AH-CHE-WA-WA, John R. Randolph, SMITHVILLE, TX Haltered Female Junior Champion: TL MINNIE PEARL, Chris D. & Brandi Lindsey, LAUREL, MS Haltered Female Junior Champion Reserve: KETTLE’S AH-CHE-WA-WA, John R. Randolph, SMITHVILLE, TX

CLASS 27: 1. LAST CALL 78, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Youth Steer Grand Champion: LAST CALL 78, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY

CLASS 8: 1. APPLE BLOSSOM TP, Phillips Longhorns, ANGLETON, TX 2. KETTLE’S CHOCOLATE CHIP, John R. Randolph, SMITHVILLE, TX CLASS 9: 1. JP WIND IN THE WILLOWS, Rick & Cori Garcia, HICO, TX 2. SR 007’S LATTA CHANEL633, Struthoff Ranch, SAN ANTONIO, TX CLASS 10: 1. CF CRYSTAL FIND, Clarice Francis, ANGLETON, TX 2. BLUEBELLE 1/16-1, Logan Daniels, SEGUIN, TX CLASS 11: 1. SKH ESMERALDA, Stephen P. Head, ANGLETON, TX 2. JKG REGINA JAWGE, Jeff and Kristi Ging, PALACIOS, TX

TROPHY STEER DIVISION

CLASS 1: 1. YETI 69, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Steer Junior Champion: YETI 69, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY CLASS 5: 1. BN JIM REEVES, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Steer Senior Champion: BN JIM REEVES, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY

Haltered Female Senior Champion: CF CRYSTAL FIND, Clarice Francis, ANGLETON, TX Haltered Female Senior Champion Reserve: SKH ESMERALDA, Stephen P. Head, ANGLETON, TX

Steer Grand Champion: BN JIM REEVES, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Steer Grand Champion Reserve: YETI 69, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY

Haltered Female Grand Champion: CF CRYSTAL FIND, Clarice Francis, ANGLETON, TX Haltered Female Grand Champion Reserve: SKH ESMERALDA, Stephen P. Head, ANGLETON, TX

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STLA WINTERFEST SHOW (POINTS ONLY)

CLASS 16: 1. BZB STOMPIN’ HONEY, Brown’s Longhorns, SAN ANTONIO, TX 2. THE SHADOW MAKER, John R. Randolph, SMITHVILLE, TX CLASS 17: 1. ECR SPICY RANGERETTE, JR Richardson Ranch, GRANDVIEW, TX

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SHOW RESULTS Haltered Mature Female Champion: BZB STOMPIN’ HONEY, Brown’s Longhorns, SAN ANTONIO, TX Haltered Mature Female Champion Reserve: THE SHADOW MAKER, John R. Randolph, SMITHVILLE, TX

OPEN HALTERED BULL DIVISION

CLASS 22: 1. ANCHOR T CAPT ANCHOR MAN, Anchor T Ranch, KEMAH, TX 2. BZB READY, Brown’s Longhorns, SAN ANTONIO, TX CLASS 23: 1. TL CHAIN BREAKER, Phillips Longhorns, ANGLETON, TX 2. BZB BADA BING BADA BOOM, Brown’s Longhorns, SAN ANTONIO, TX CLASS 24: 1. WINNIN’ KID, Kathy Palladini, Junction, TX 2. HPBT THE ERNEST WAY, Hacienda PBT, LLC, HUMBLE, TX Haltered Bull Junior Champion: WINNIN’ KID, Kathy Palladini, Junction, TX Haltered Bull Junior Champion Reserve: TL CHAIN BREAKER, Phillips Longhorns, ANGLETON, TX CLASS 27: 1. JK OVER EASY, Jacob & Kathryn Juneau, DURANT, OK 2. SLICK JAWGE STRAIT CR, Cole Sharp, SAN ANGELO, TX CLASS 28: 1. SARCEE DUECES WILD, Bruce and Connie Ollive, BIG SANDY, TX 2. JR HAWKEYE BRANDON, JR Richardson Ranch, GRANDVIEW, TX CLASS 29: 1. CARSON’S NEED FOR SPEED, JR Richardson Ranch, GRANDVIEW, TX Haltered Bull Senior Champion: JK OVER EASY, Jacob & Kathryn Juneau, DURANT, OK Haltered Bull Grand Champion: WINNIN’ KID, Kathy Palladini, Junction, TX Haltered Bull Grand Champion Reserve: JK OVER EASY, Jacob & Kathryn Juneau, DURANT, OK Haltered Bull Senior Champion Reserve: SARCEE DUECES WILD, Bruce and Connie Ollive, BIG SANDY, TX PRODCUCE OF DAM CLASS 34: 1. PK’S BUTTER CREAM, JR Richardson Ranch, GRANDVIEW, TX

CLASS 8: 1. BRAZOS LUCY 691, Zaida Espinosa, SEABROOK, TX 2. KETTLE’S CHOCOLATE CHIP, Skyler Joachimi, HOUSTON, TX CLASS 9: 1. SR 007’S LATTA CHANEL633, Jodie Ging, PALACIOS, TX 2. SR 007’S CELINE CHEX 614, Jodie Ging, PALACIOS, TX CLASS 10: 1. BLUEBELLE 1/16-1, Logan Daniels, SEGUIN, TX 2. APPLE DUMPLING KISSE, Kyrah Schanbachler, CLEVELAND, TX CLASS 11: 1. SVR CARMELLO, Annalisa Romero, HOUSTON, TX 2. SKH HOOK’EM LOLA, Julia Salsbury, LEAGUE CITY, TX Youth Female Senior Champion: SVR CARMELLO, Annalisa Romero, HOUSTON, TX Youth Female Senior Champion Reserve: SKH HOOK’EM LOLA, Julia Salsbury, LEAGUE CITY, TX Youth Female Grand Champion: SVR CARMELLO, Annalisa Romero, HOUSTON, TX Youth Female Grand Champion Reserve: KETTLE’S AH-CHE-WA-WA, Zaida Espinosa, SEABROOK, TX

YOUTH BULL DIVISION

CLASS 18: 1. ANCHOR T CAPT ANCHOR MAN, Lydia Salsbury, LEAGUE CITY, TX 2. CINCO DE MAYO 67, Sierra Wood, LEANDER, TX CLASS 19: 1. CVL JSC RODEO GENE, Skyler Joachimi, HOUSTON, TX 2. BZB BADA BING BADA BOOM, Logan Daniels, SEGUIN, TX CLASS 20: 1. WINNIN’ KID, Sara Jennings, ANGLETON, TX 2. HPBT THE ERNEST WAY, Skyler Joachimi, HOUSTON, TX CLASS 21: 1. IRON NOGGIN, Zaida Espinosa, SEABROOK, TX 2. JK OVER EASY, Lydia Salsbury, LEAGUE CITY, TX

YOUTH STEER DIVISION

FREE FEMALE DIVISION

CLASS 3: 1. CR GAWJUS CHEX, Cactus Rose Longhorns, EDNA, TX CLASS 4: 1. KETTLE’S TWISTER, John R. Randolph, SMITHVILLE, TX 2. DBL-K FIRE’S JUBILEE, Kathy Palladini, Junction, TX CLASS 5: 1. BCR FLIP FLOP 704, Whistling Longhorn Ranch, ROANOKE, TX 2. UL ROSALITA, Troy Unger, CEDAR PARK, TX Free Female Junior Champion: BCR FLIP FLOP 704, Whistling Longhorn Ranch, ROANOKE, TX Free Female Junior Champion Reserve: KETTLE’S TWISTER, John R. Randolph, SMITHVILLE, TX CLASS 8: 1. BRR PHENOMENAL MISS, John Marshall, LLANO, TX 2. MB FREYJA, MB Longhorns, DENTON, TX CLASS 9: 1. CHERRY MARY KETTLE, John R. Randolph, SMITHVILLE, TX 2. SANDDOLLAR AMBROSIA, Kenn Harding and Tammy Tiner, COLLEGE STATION, TX CLASS 10: 1. CR WOW FLAMBEAU, Cactus Rose Longhorns, EDNA, TX 2. BRR SUNBEAM, John Marshall, LLANO, TX CLASS 11: 1. BRR MORNING ROSE, John Marshall, LLANO, TX 2. RHL NANCY JANE, Kenn Harding and Tammy Tiner, COLLEGE STATION, TX Free Female Senior Champion: BRR MORNING ROSE, John Marshall, LLANO, TX Free Female Senior Champion Reserve: RHL NANCY JANE, Kenn Harding and Tammy Tiner, COLLEGE STATION, TX Free Female Grand Champion: BCR FLIP FLOP 704, Whistling Longhorn Ranch, ROANOKE, TX Free Female Grand Champion Reserve: BRR MORNING ROSE, John Marshall, LLANO, TX CLASS 16: 1. KETTLE BELLE, Troy Unger, CEDAR PARK, TX CLASS 17: 1. SWEET FRANCINE C3, Jason Christa, STOCKDALE, TX 2. JTW HONEY BEE 5, J.T. Wehring, HOUSTON, TX CLASS 19: 1. GT HALF MOON, J.T. Wehring, HOUSTON, TX Free Mature Female Champion: GT HALF MOON, J.T. Wehring, HOUSTON, TX Free Mature Female Champion Reserve: SWEET FRANCINE C3, Jason Christa, STOCKDALE, TX CLASS 2: 1. SKH CONCEALED SWEETNESS, Annalisa Romero, HOUSTON, TX 2. SKH EMERALD SPLASH, Julia Salsbury, LEAGUE CITY, TX CLASS 3: 1. RHL SWEETHEART DIANN, Jodie Ging, PALACIOS, TX 2. JR’S HAZEL’S SUGAR, Hannah Norman, MANSFIELD, TX CLASS 4: 1. SPECKLE

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Youth Female Junior Champion: KETTLE’S AH-CHE-WA-WA, Zaida Espinosa, SEABROOK, TX Youth Female Junior Champion Reserve: SPECKLE SPOTTIE, Hannah Smith, LIBERTY HILL, TX

Youth Bull Grand Champion: IRON NOGGIN, Zaida Espinosa, SEABROOK, TX Youth Bull Grand Champion Reserve: JK OVER EASY, Lydia Salsbury, LEAGUE CITY, TX

GET OF SIRE CLASS 35: 1. BLACK KETTLE 81, John R. Randolph, SMITHVILLE, TX

YOUTH FEMALE DIVISION

SPOTTIE, Hannah Smith, LIBERTY HILL, TX 2. RINGMAN’S ELLIE 752, Chase Hayman, HOUSTON, TX CLASS 5: 1. KETTLE’S AH-CHE-WA-WA, Zaida Espinosa, SEABROOK, TX 2. JR’S COUNTRY GIRL DIANA, Alexandria Rodriguez, MANSFIELD, TX

CLASS 26: 1. DBS CHEWBACA, Christian Stahl, KERRVILLE, TX 2. JR’S TRIPLE NICKEL, Dylan Matthews, MANSFIELD, TX CLASS 27: 1. MO TUFF RZL, Zachary Zarsky, MARQUEZ, TX 2. TETON SIOUX, Jodie Ging, PALACIOS, TX Youth Steer Junior Champion: MO TUFF RZL, Zachary Zarsky, MARQUEZ, TX Youth Steer Junior Champion Reserve: TETON SIOUX, Jodie Ging, PALACIOS, TX CLASS 30: 1. GOLD MINE BCB, Whitney McCauley, HUFFMAN, TX 2. JTW GHOST WITH THE MOST, D’Marcus Adams, HOUSTON, TX CLASS 31: 1. ACR BIG GUY, Trinity Summerfill, CROSBY, TX 2. BZB BRUISER, Sierra Wood, LEANDER, TX CLASS 32: 1. CVL JSC GEORGE ABBEY, Skyler Joachimi, HOUSTON, TX 2. SGT MAJOR KETTLE, Hannah Norman, MANSFIELD, TX CLASS 33: 1. ROCKY ROAD RZL, Lucas Zarsky, MARQUEZ, TX 2. RHL LONE STAR, Jodie Ging, PALACIOS, TX Youth Steer Senior Champion: ROCKY ROAD RZL, Lucas Zarsky, MARQUEZ, TX Youth Steer Senior Champion Reserve: CVL JSC GEORGE ABBEY, Skyler Joachimi, HOUSTON, TX Youth Steer Grand Champion: ROCKY ROAD RZL, Lucas Zarsky, MARQUEZ, TX Youth Steer Grand Champion Reserve: CVL JSC GEORGE ABBEY, Skyler Joachimi, HOUSTON, TX

TROPHY STEER DIVISION

CLASS 1: 1. ROCKY ROAD RZL, Chris and Sarah Zarsky, MARQUEZ, TX 2. AUTUMN BEATS BCB, Annalisa Romero, HOUSTON, TX CLASS 2: 1. FRED 3, Jodie Ging, PALACIOS, TX 2. 2LB ELI, Bronson Baker, BRENHAM, TX Steer Junior Champion: FRED 3, Jodie Ging, PALACIOS, TX Steer Junior Champion Reserve: 2LB ELI, Bronson Baker, BRENHAM, TX CLASS 5: 1. SS KAWLIGA, ACR Longhorns, RED OAK, TX 2. JTW BILLY GUN 03, J.T. Wehring, HOUSTON, TX Steer Senior Champion: SS KAWLIGA, ACR Longhorns, RED OAK, TX Steer Senior Champion Reserve: JTW BILLY GUN 03, J.T. Wehring, HOUSTON, TX Steer Grand Champion: FRED 3, Jodie Ging, PALACIOS, TX Steer Grand Champion Reserve: SS KAWLIGA, ACR Longhorns, RED OAK, TX

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By Randy Witte

National Western Stock Show 2018 Texas Longhorn cattle were Mountains and Plains Texas Longmore prominent than ever at Denhorn Association (Texas Longhorn ver’s 112th National Western Stock Breeders Association of America Show. From beginning to end of affiliate) and Mountain States Texthe 16-day show, January 6-21, the as Longhorn Association (Internacattle were viewed in a variety of tional Texas Longhorn Association settings by hundreds of thousands affiliate). Show points are garnered of people. for both national associations’ It all started with the annual championship shows. Top winstock show parade when cattle and ners received banners and ribbons, horseback cowboys strode out from plus trophy belt buckles by Corriaround the corner of Union Staente Buckle Company. Total prize tion and led the big parade up 17th money for the open show was Street for about a mile. Stock Show $5,370. John Oliver, Malakoff, Tex., officials estimated the crowd at beserved as the open show judge. tween 80,000 and 100,000. Bear in Show cattle arrived beginning mind that the 99th annual parade on Wednesday, the 17th, and the attracted virtually no spectators youth division kicked off the comand only a handful of horse-drawn petition on Friday. The youngsters carriages and riders. The Longvied for cash and trophy buckles as horns were brought in as a spewell as ribbons. Youth show judge cial attraction to help celebrate the was Stan Searle, Monument, Colo100th anniversary of stock show, rado. and advance publicity of the cattle First-Place Winners, Youth Show: brought out around 20,000 spectaFemales born May-June 2017, FCL Barracuda tors that year. The cattle have led (CB Top Shooter x FCL Chaquita, owned by the parade every year since, and the Fossil Creek Longhorns) shown by Savannah Weston. crowds continue to grow. Females born March-April 2017, FCL Domino 17 Stan Searle and Gary Lake of (Top) Art Anders of Crawford, Neb., showed Anders MaSilverado Ranch provide the cattle ple Ranger (EOT Dusty’s Titan x Anders MW Maple Wish) (Westward Ho x FCL Black Eyed Gypsy, owned and invite the mayor and governor to win Grand Champion Haltered Bull at the Denver by Fossil Creek Longhorns) shown by Cheyenne Nikodym. to ride along with them and the show. The bull was born 5-8-16. Females born January-February 2017, MS Deli(Bottom) Jill Walkinshaw of Elizabeth, Colo., (foreground) other cowboys each year. lah SH (Sanddollar Escalade x HD Frosty, owned showed Caliente Jake (Jake Blade x Quest For Peace) to At the outset of each stock show, by David and Kimberley Nikodym) shown by National Western hosts a luncheon win Champion Haltered Junior Bull at the National West- Cheyenne Nikodym. MS Delilah was named ern. The bull was born 4-13-17. in the horse arena for area business Junior Champion Heifer. leaders who are major sponsors of the event. Mingling Females born January-April 2016, Obryans Irish Legend (TTT Pecos x Legends freely with the luncheon guests, and minding their manGabriella Pride, owned by Scot and Jodie O’Bryan) shown by Ty Anders. ners, were a handful of impressive Longhorn cows and Females born 2015, FCL Black Eyed Gypsy (King of Hearts x FCL Gypsy Queen, steers, including the famous ten-year-old, 90-plus-inch owned by Fossil Creek Longhorns) shown by Dylaney Rose Georges. Black Eyed T2T steer named Shoot ‘Em Up, the steer who was featured Gypsy was named Senior Champion Heifer. MS Delilah SH was named Grand Champion Female. Obryans 171, who placed in a series of TV commercials a couple years ago, encoursecond in her class, was named Reserve Grand Champion Female. aging Denverites to pass a bond issue to pay for a dramatic expansion of the stock show grounds. For the commercial, Bulls born May-June 2017, Sedalia Cowboy CPL (Se Unostopabull x Zeus’s Four the steer’s named was changed to Larimer, after a historic Eyes EOT 403, owned by David and Kimberley Nikodym) shown by Cheyenne Denver street, and Larimer became a personal friend of Nikodym. Bulls born March-April 2017, Saltillo Upper Cut 702 (Saltillo Sanddollar Agie x Mayor Wellington Webb, who appeared with him on TV. Saltillo Ziva 171) shown by Dylaney Rose Georges. The expansion is now underway. Bulls born January-February 2016, Obryans First Thrill (Rodeo Thirill x Cassius The Longhorns were featured in the National Western’s Gabriella, owned by Scot and Jodie O’Bryan) shown by Harlie Gulbra. Wild West Show, held for a handful of performances in the Saltillo Upper Cut was named Grand Champion Bull. The Rhinestone Cowboy horse arena, mid-way through the stock show. And for the (Stony 13 x Gloriana, owned by Toby Johnson) shown by Ryan Johnson, was first time in more than 30 years, the Longhorns made spenamed Reserve Grand Champion Bull. cial appearances in the rodeo arena, during the last two Steers born April-June 2017, Fiesta Cowboy CPL (Buffalo Grass CPL x Allevening rodeo performances. In The Yards Meanwhile, the National Western Texas Longhorn Show was held January 19-20 in the stockyards arena. The show had 79 entries in the open haltered and nonhaltered divisions, and the youth division brought the total to nearly 100. The National Western is co-produced by the

Round Believer, owned by David and Kimberley Nikodym) shown by Cheyenne Nikodym. Steers born January-March 2017, The Piano Man (Pancho Villa 55 x Steel Magnolia 52, owned by Toby Johnson) shown by Ryan Johnson. Grand Champion Steer was Fiesta Cowboy CPL.

Youth Showmanship: Pee Wee division, Logan Georges; Junior division, 7-9 years of age, Delaney Rose Georges, first; Ty Anders, second; Cash Anders and

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(Left) One of the youth classes was lined up while co-chair of the show, Kenny Richardson of Greeley, Colo., in back, was on hand to help if one of the youngsters needed it. (Center) John Oliver of Malakoff, Tex., served as judge of the National Western Texas Longhorn Show. (Right) Two of the hard-working staff at Denver were Darlene Nelson (foreground) of Fort Collins, Colo., and Karen Richardson of Greeley, Colorado. Savanah Anders, tied for third. Intermediate division, 10-12 years of age, Jimmie Gulbra, first; Ella Wieczorek, second. Teen division, 13-15 years of age, Dalli Anders, first; Wyatt Nikodym, second. Senior division, 16-19 years of age, Harlie Gulbra, first; Ryan Johnson, second; Cheyenne Nikodym, third. First-Place Winners, Haltered Show: Junior Bulls Bulls born May-June 2017, WF Caballero Blanco (CB Caballero Don Juan x Blanca Caliente), owned by Nikki Adams and Fayne McDowell, Colorado Springs. Bulls born March-April 2017, Caliente Jake (Jake Blade x Quest for Peace), owned by Jill Walkinshaw, Elizabeth, Colorado. Bulls born January-February 2017, Racsan (River Wild x Freckles 12/2), owned by Art “Sonny” Smith, Gering, Nebraska. Champion Haltered Junior Bull, Caliente Jake. Senior Bulls Bulls born May-August 2016, Anders Maple Ranger (EOT Dusty’s Titan x Anders MW Maple Wish), owned by Art and Haley Anders, Crawford, Nebraska. Bulls born January-April, 2016, Obryans Home Run (TT Pecos x Obryan 4), owned by Scot and Jodie O’Bryan, Belvidere, South Dakota. Anders Maple Ranger was Champion Haltered Senior Bull and Grand Champion Haltered Bull. Obryans Home Run was Reserve Champion Senior Bull and Reserve Grand Champion Haltered Bull. Junior Heifers Heifers born May-June 2017, FCL Barracuda (CB Top Shooter x FCL Chaquita), owned by Kenny and Karen Richardson, Greeley, Colorado. Heifers born March-April 2017, Obryans Roan Thrill (Rodeo Thrill x Obryans Rodeo Toro), owned by Scot and Jodie O’Bryan, Belvidere, South Dakota. Heifers born January-February 2017, Obryans 171 (Anders Roan Titan x Legends Caroline 2), owned by the O’Bryans. Champion Haltered Junior Heifer, Obryans Roan Thrill (Rodeo Thrill x Obryans Rodeo Toro), owned by the O’Bryans. Reserve was Obryans 171. Senior Heifers Senior heifers born January-April 2016, Obryans Irish Legend (TTT Pecos x Legends Gabriella Pride), owned by the O’Bryans. Heifers born in 2015, FCL Black Eyed Gypsy Queen (King of Hearts x FCL Gypsy Queen), owned by Kenny and Karen Richardson, Greeley, Colorado. Grand Champion Haltered Heifer was Obryans Irish Legend. FCL Black Eyed Gypsy was Reserve. Haltered Mature Cows Haltered Mature Cows born 2014-2011, FCL Gypsy Queen (Over Kill x Shy Speaker), owned by Kenny and Karen Richadardson. Mature females born 2010 and before, KCL Kerosene (Sailor-23 x PV Susie Q), owned by Kenny and Karen Richardson. FCL Gypsy Queen was named Grand Champion Haltered Mature Cow while KCL Kerosene won Reserve. Both are owned by the Richardsons. First-Place Winners, Non-Haltered Show Junior Heifers Heifers Born May-June 2017, Mickey’s Jewel (Golly’s Jeremiah x Mickey Rosa), owned by Clyde and Virginia Peek, Franktown, Colorado. Heifers Born March-April 2017, The Duchess (Hunts Mr Miracle Man x Jake’s Sweet Hussy), owned by Randy and Marsha Witte, Peyton, Colorado. Heifers Born January-February 2017, Windy Point Sela (Windy Point Boris Iron x

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Windy Point Shawnee Red), owned by Ron and Lana Pearson, Fowler, Colorado. Champion Non-Haltered Junior Heifer was Windy Point Sela, owned by the Pearsons, while Reserve went to The Duchess, owned by the Wittes. Senior Heifers Heifers born May-August 2016, Spit Fire (Patriot Games x Smokin’ Dot) owned by the Wittes. Heifers Born January-April, Wyoming Silver, owned by Toby Johnson, Big Horn, Wyoming. Heifers Born 2015, Saltillo Outback Honey 505, owned by Bonnie Damrow, Roca, Nebraska. Saltillo Outback Honey was named Champion Non-Haltered Senior Heifer and Grand Champion Non-Haltered Heifer. Steel Magnolia (Stony 13 x The Basin Beauty), owned by Kris Johnson, Big Horn, Wyo., won Reserve in both categories. Mature Cows Females born 2014, Windy Point Penelope (Drag Iron x Windy Point Pocahonas Charis), owned by Ron and Lana Pearson, Fowler, Colorado. Females born 2013, Mandolin Rain (Cowboy Cassanova x CBO Miss Roan Jackie), owned by Kris Johnson, Big Horn, Wyoming. Females Born 2011 and 2012, Mile High Molly (Mile High 3-1 x Good Golly), owned by Clyde and Virginia Peek, Franktown, Colorado. Females Born 2010 and before, Saltillo outback Zania 20 (EOT Outback Redneck x Saltillo Zania 81) owned by Bonnie and Roger Damrow, Roca, Nebraska. Grand Champion Mature Cow, Saltillo Outback Zania 20, owned by Damrows. Reserve went to Windy Point Penelope, owned by Pearsons. Bulls Bulls born April-June 2017, WF Sugar’s x Caliber (Non Stop x TC Sugar’n Spice), owned by Nikki Adams and Fayne McDowell, Colorado Springs. Bulls Born January-March 2017, Windy Point Puma Boris (Windy Point Boris Iron x Windy Point Pawnee), owned by Ron and Lana Pearson, Fowler, Colorado. Champion Non-Haltered Bull went to Windy Point Puma Boris, while WF Sugar’s x Caliber won Reserve. Junior Steers Junior Steers born May-July 2017, Triple Crown (RTR Spectacular x Hot Shania), owned by Barbara Fillmore, Elbert, Colorado Senior Steers born 2011 and before, BN Jim Reeves (BN Storm x SH Respect Sizzle 77/6), owned by Toby Johnson, Big Horn, Wyoming. Grand Champion Non-Haltered Steer was BN Jim Reeves (who sports T2T horns of more than 100 inches), while Shoot Em Up (Winshcester x Lady Zhivago), owned by Stan Searle and Gary Lake, Monument and Ellicott, Colorado, was Reserve.

At the Longhorn banquet Saturday night, held at the nearby host hotel, Quality Inn Central, Nikki Adams of Colorado Springs received the annual Longhorn Trail Blazer Buckle, sponsored by Silverado Ranch. The buckle’s purpose is to reward and encourage new and even long time breeders who haven’t yet won a buckle at National Western but are working at raising quality Longhorn cattle and are active in the industry. Total spectator attendance at this year’s National Western Stock Show was 705,574.

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TLBAA Breed Advisory Committee’s

Herd Management Guide

SPRING 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

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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.

FALL 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 IBRP13-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.

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

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

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AA Longhorns............................................. 44

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

A & S Land & Cattle.....................................45

Jack Mountain Ranch..........................26, 45

Anderson, Frank Jr. and III.........................26

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

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

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

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

Autobahn....................................................IBC

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

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

Little Ace Cattle Co................................... 26

Beadle Land & Cattle...........................26, 44

LL Longhorns...............................................26

Bentwood Ranch.........................................45

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

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

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

Blue Ridge Sale............................................34

Longhorn Sale Pen......................................35

BPT Longhorns............................................26

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

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

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Bull Creek Ranch...........................................3

Midwest Sale..................................................5

Butler Listings...............................................26

McLeod Ranch.............................................26

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Millennium Futurity............................... 10, 11

Callicrate Banders.......................................37

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

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

Cedarview Ranch....................................... 44

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Champion Genetics....................................43

Oak Hill Farms..............................................35

Christa Cattle Co.........................................26

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R 3 Hilltop Ranch.........................................34

Dalgood Longhorns....................................26

Red River Longhorn Sale........................... 15

DCCI Equipment.........................................37

Rio Vista Ranch............................................26

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

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

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

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

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

Rocking P Longhorns............................... 26

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

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

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

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

Running Arrow Longhorns........................37

End of Trail Ranch.................................. 5, 44

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EZ ID...............................................................34

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

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

Four Color Press......................................... 40

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

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

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

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Star Creek Ranch.................................... 9, 45

Helm Cattle Co............................................45

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

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

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

Howie, Gordon............................................32

Sunrise Supply..............................................33

Husky Branding Irons.................................43

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Thate Cattle Co...........................................26

ITTLA.............................................................. 15

TLBAA Horn Showcse......................... 22-23

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TLBAA World Expo................................18-19 Triple R Ranch (TX)......................................26 Triple S Bar Ranch.......................................45 TS Adcock Longhorns................................45 —U — Underwood Longhorns............................ 44 —W — Walker, Ron................................................. 45 Westfarms Inc..............................................26 WI Longhorns & Leather............................45 Wichita Fence Company........................... 31

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MARCH 3 • Longhorn Opportunities Spotlight Sale, Will Rogers John Justin Sale Arena, Fort Worth, TX. Justin Rombeck 816-5361083 or justinthelonghornman@gmail.com. MARCH 4-6 • Houston Livestock & Rodeo, NRG Stadium, Houston, TX. Youth, Open, & Trophy Steer. Lindsay Maher 817-625-6241 or Lindsay@tlbaa.org. MARCH 9-11 • NTLBA Spring Show, Hopkins County Expo Center, Sulphur Springs, TX. Entry Deadline TBD. Contact John & Brenda Oliver 972-268-0083 or joliver210@yahoo.com. Qualifying Free, Haltered, and Youth. MARCH 10 • STLA Rodeo Austin Show, 9100 Decker Lake Rd., Austin, TX. Entry Deadline March 3rd. Contact Christy Randolph (713) 703-8458 or lpinesranch@aol.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free and Youth, Trophy Steers. MARCH 23 • YMBL South Texas State Fair, Ford Park Fairgrounds, Beaumont, TX. Entry Deadline February 1st. Contact Tina DuBose at www.arklatexlonghorns.com, www.ymbl.com or 979-277-2656. Qualifying Haltered, Youth, & Trophy Steers. MARCH 23-25 • OTLA Spring Shoot-Out, Payne County Expo Center, Stillwater, OK. Entry Deadline March 9th. Contact David Edwards, 918-557-0364 or dledwards.texaslonghorncattle@gmail. com. Qualifying Free, Haltered, and Youth and Points Only Youth. MARCH 30 • B&C 40th Spring Longhorn Sale, Grand River Livestock Market, Tina, MO. Contact Shawn Sayre or Bill Sayre 660-734-8782, 660-734-0827 or visit www.sayreauction.com

JUNE 1-2 • Great Northern Longhorn Classic II Sale, Dave Bilgrien Ranch, Montello, WI. Dan Huntington 715-853-7608. JUNE 8 • Heifer Futurity of the West, Yamhill, OR. Daniel Fey 503.349.7866/daniel@feylonghorns.com or Angelina Fey 503.537.8962/angelinapike@yahoo.com JUNE 9 • Fey Longhorns Consignment Sale, Yamhill, OR. Daniel Fey 503.349.7866/daniel@feylonghorns.com or Angelina Fey 503.537.8962/angelinapike@yahoo.com JUNE 12-17 • Diann Chase Expo, Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth, TX. Pam Dodson 817-390-3130. www.autobahnyouthtour.com

APRIL 2018 APRIL 6-8 • Bayou Classic, West-Cal Arena, Sulphur, LA. Entry Deadline March 23rd. Contact Chris Lindsey, clindsey04@yahoo. com, 601-319-8296 or Ryan Culpepper, Culpepper.Ryan@gmail. com, 940-577-1753. Qualifying Free, Haltered, & Youth. APRIL 13-14 • Blue Ridge Ranch Sale Llano, TX. Bubba Bollier 325-247-6249 or bollier7572@yahoo.com. APRIL 20-22 • Rockdale Spring Show, Rockdale Fairgrounds, Rockdale, TX. Sandi Nordhausen (512) 898-2401 or sandi.nordhausen@gmail.com Qualifying Haltered, Youth & Youth Points Only (x2) APRIL 21 • NTLA 37th Annual Sale, Broken Bow, NE. Bonnie Damrow 402-580-3673 or brdamrow6@aol.com. APRIL 27-29 • Heart of Texas Spring Show, McGregor, TX. Cori Garcia 479-381-8331 or rafter-m-ranch@hughes.net. Qualifying Haltered, and Youth and Youth Points Only, Trophy Steers, Miniatures. APRIL 28 • Midwest Longhorn Sale, Winfield Livestock Auction, Winfield, KS. Joel Lemley 325-668-3552 or jlem@camalott.com.

MAY 2018 MAY 4-6 • TLBGCA Spring Show, Miracle Farm, Brenham, TX. Stephen Head at 979-549-5270 or headshorns@hotmail.com. Qualifying Haltered & Youth. MAY 5-6 • Red McCombs Fiesta Sale, Johnson City, TX. Alan & Teresa Sparger 210-445-8798 or dodgeram52@yahoo.com. www.redmccombslonghorns.com MAY 11-12 • Millennium Futurity, Red River Sale Barn, Overbrook, OK. Christy Randolph (713) 703-8458 or www.millenniumfuturity.com MAY 25 • ITTLA Heifer Futurity, Red River Livestock Auction, Overbrook, OK. Rob Van Liew at 405-420-1728 or vanliewranch@ gmail.com. MAY 26 • Red River Longhorn Sale, Overbrook, Oklahoma. Rick Friedrich 713-305-0259, Rick@RiverRanchLonghorns.com

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JUNE 27 - JULY 1 • TLBAA World Expo, National TLBT Show & Texas Gold Futurity, Bell County Expo Center, Belton, TX. Lindsay Maher (817) 625-6241 or lindsay@tlbaa.org. Qualifying Free, Haltered, Youth. NQ Trophy Steers & Miniatures. Texas Gold Futurity. Banquet.

AUGUST 2018 AUGUST 4 • Deschutes County Fair Texas Longhorn Show, Deschutes County Expo Center, Redmond, OR. Entry Deadline July 13th. Contact Tami Kuntz & Renee Scott, tamaroo300@gmail. com & scottranch@hotmail.com or 541-280-1645 &541-573-3719. Qualifying Free, Trophy Steers, Youth, Points Only, & Miniatures. AUGUST 10 • Rocky Mountain Select Winchester Futurity, Latigo Trails Event Center, Colorado Springs, CO. Start time 9 a.m. Marlene Reynolds 719-510-2151 or cowgirlmama83@gmail.com. AUGUST 10 • Dinner and Select Heifer Sale, Latigo Trails Event Center, Colorado Springs, CO. Start time 5:30 p.m. Marlene Reynolds 719-510-2151 or cowgirlmama83@gmail.com. AUGUST 11 • Rocky Mountain Select Texas Longhorn Sale, Latigo Trails Event Center, Colorado Springs, CO. Charlie Searle 719-6490058 or charliesearle02@gmail.com

SEPTEMBER 2018 SEPTEMBER 1 • Butler Breeder’s Invitational Sale, Lockhart, TX. Kaso Kety 985-674-6492 or Michael McLeod 361-771-5355. SEPTEMBER 7-8 • Struthoff Ranch’s San Antonio Rose Longhorn Consignment Sale, Lynn Struthoff 210-473-7768 or Joel Lemley 325-668-3552 SEPTEMBER 14-15 • Elite Futurity, Chisholm Trail Expo Center, Enid, OK. Contact L.D. McIntyre 308-750-8384, Kevin Bryant 580254-1864 or Joe Dowling 979-271-0277. www.elitefuturity.com SEPTEMBER 14-15 • Ft. Worth Stockyards Longhorn Auction, Fort Worth, TX. Lorinda Valentine panthercreekranch@att.com 270-996-7046 or Lori McCarty hvauction@gmail.com 817-991-8825. hudsonvalentineauctions.com

OCTOBER 2018 OCTOBER 5-8 • TLBAA Horn Showcase, Lawton, OK. Lindsay Maher (817) 625-6241 or lindsay@tlbaa.org

OCTOBER 26-28 • Ark-La-Tex Annual Fall Show, George H. Henderson Jr. Exposition Center, Lufkin ,TX. Entry Deadline Oct. 8th. Contact Jessica Wade, 903-948-5194 or dubosejessica@yahoo. com. Qualify Haltered, Free, Youth, and Miniatures.

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March 2018 Trails Magazine  

The Official Publication of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America

March 2018 Trails Magazine  

The Official Publication of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America