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TEXAS LONGHORN TRAILS

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COVER STORIES 20 Longhorn Weekend Wrap-Up 26 TLBAA Special Awards 30 TLBF Texas Longhorn Hall of Fame Induction 34 Rodger Damrow Colorful Calf Contest Results 37 Eddie Wood Cowtown Classic Sale 38 Fort Worth Stock Show Longhorn Show Results

MARCH 2020 Vol. 31 • No. 12

DEPARTMENTS 6

Editor’s Note

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Chairman’s Letter

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Board of Directors

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Using Video: Let The Story Do The Marketing

Affiliate News

De-Worming Cattle On Pasture Recommendations specific to

In Memoriam

different life stages. By Heather Smith Thomas

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FEATURES 12

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Learn why video is so important in your marketing efforts and tips on successfully getting started. By Jason Hartline.

TLBT Page

Bob Coffee: A Creative Life With Longhorns Get to know the

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Show Results

architect, sculptor, cartoonist and Longhorn breeder. By Myra Basham

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Today’s Beef Market: More Than Nutrition and Taste

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Breeders Guide

Learn how terms such as sustainability can impact your sales. By Myra Basham

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Tyson Leonard: Lovin’ Longhorns

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Folks Love Longhorns In Denver Stock Show Longhorn show results and wrap-up. By Randy Witte

Index/Just For Grins

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Calendar

About the Cover: The cover features the 2019 Rodger Damrow Colorful Calf Contest winner, LL Jamakizm’s Domino, a 6/28/19 bull calf, LL Jamkizm’s Rio Outlaw and out of LL Playboy’s Miss June. He is proudly owned by H97 Longhorns of Heath, TX. Contact owners Danny & Cory Holland 214-449-8425 or crholland13@gmail.com for more information. Find them on Facebook at H97 Longhorns. To see all of this year’s contestants, turn to pg. 34 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 COLORFUL

Everyone knows that Longhorns are colorful cattle, not only in hue, but often in their personality. The same holds true for those who choose to raise Longhorns, no matter what aspect of the industry they choose to participate in. We kick off our look at colorful by getting know more about Bob Coffee, a gentleman who has focused on the traits he loves and created a program with a wealth of winners. He has also served the association both as a director, an affiliate president and a contributing sculptor and cartoonist. If you get a chance to meet Bob, take the time to listen. He has a lot of interesting stories to share! Longhorn Weekend drew in a great crowd of breeders to Fort Worth. We offer a wrap-up of all the events in the following pages. If you have never been to Longhorn Weekend, plan to join us next year. It is a great opportunity to meet others in the Longhorn industry and participate in a host of activities. One of the most special gatherings occurs in recognition of the TLBAA Special Award recipients and TLBF Texas Longhorn Hall of Fame induction. Turn to pgs 26-31 to see those who were honored this year and learn why they were chosen. The social and awards is a time to stop the busy-ness and simply fellowship with others in the industry. If you want to meet some colorful characters and hear some great stories, here’s your chance. Be sure to check out all the coverage including the Eddie Wood Cowtown Classic Sale results and the Fort Worth Stock Show Longhorn Shows - it’s all here. Don’t miss the colorful calf contestants starting on pg 34. If you need a good dose of cute and colorful, our participants delivered again this year. What an homage to the diversity of markings within the Longhorn breed. It’s not all about the events in this issue though. There’s some helpful information on utilizing video content in your marketing, the importance of understanding sustainability for beef producers and important information about worming your cattle. Just a heads up for the July issue this year. 2020 is a year for the A.I. Sire Directory. There is more information on pg. 54. If you are thinking of setting up a discounted ad package, now is the time to talk to me. I can bundle e-blasts, ads, web ads, online directory listings in combinations that will achieve your goals and stay within your budget. There’s no better time to start. Blessings,

DEADLINE:

Myra Basham

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Frank Anderson Jr. and III 828 S. Rosemary Dr. • Bryan, TX 77802 (979) 846-8020 • (281) 501-2100 edie.wakefield@gmail.com Beadle Land & Cattle Ray & Bonnie Beadle Los Gatos & Hollister, CA 95032 (408) 834-0110 Ray.Beadle@gapac.com Bennett Longhorn Cattle Co. Michael Bennett 2159 Country Club RD • Lucas, TX 75002 (214) 385-6789 bennett@lucasfence.com BPT Longhorns Ben & Phyllis Termin Weatherford, TX 817-374-2635 luvmylonghorns@gmail.com Christa Cattle Co. Jason & Louis Christa 2577 FM 1107 • Stockdale, TX 78160 christacattleco@msn.com www.christacattleco.com (210) 232-1818 Dalgood Longhorns Malcolm & Connie Goodman 6260 Inwood Dr. • Houston, TX 77057 (713) 782-8422 dalgood@comcast.net www.dalgoodlonghorns.com Hicks Texas Longhorns Johnny & Missy Hicks 1518 E. Britol Rd. • Dowling, MI 49050 (269) 721-3473 hicksamericanbulldogs@yahoo.com www.michiganmafialonghorns.com/Hicks Jane’s Land & Cattle Co. John & Jane Thate 418 W. Margaret St. • Fairmont, MN 56031 (507) 235-3467 Kaso, Lisa & Jake Kety Little Ace Cattle Co. P.O. Box 386 • Folsom, LA 70437 (985) 796-3918 ketyfolsom@aol.com


McLeod Ranch Michael, Jackie, Mike & Makayla McLeod 355 CR 3031 • Edna, TX 77957 (361) 782-0155 Roberts Longhorns David & Sharon Roberts Comanche, TX 76442 (325) 451-9000 www.robertslonghorns.com Brennan & Michele Potts Rocking P Longhorns P.O. Box 579 • Emory, TX 75440 (903) 473-2430 Cell: (903) 348-5400 www.rockingplonghorns.com bpotts1@verizon.net Rio Vista Ranch Elmer & Susan Rosenberger 4818 Eck Lane • Austin, TX 78734 (512) 266-3250 Cell: (512) 422-8336 elmer@riovistaranch.com www.riovistaranch.com Spring Creek Farms Bradley & Heather Wachsmuth 2749 FM 555 • Gilmer, TX 75645 (337) 241-6882, 337-366-2060 bh1028726@gmail.com www.springcreekfarmstx.com Triple R Ranch Robert & Kim Richey 21000 Dry Creek Rd. • San Angelo, TX 76901 (325) 942-1198 r3ranch@aol.com www.butlertexaslonghorns.com Westfarms Inc. Dale, Lynette, Leslie & Matt Westmoreland 13529 Hwy 450 • Franklinton, LA 70438 (985) 839-5713 Cell: (985) 515-3172 westfarmsinc@gmail.com Butler Breeder’s Futurity James K. Turner (936) 689-1914 the5tcorp@yahoo.com www.butlerbreedersfuturity.com Butler Longhorn Museum (281) 332-1393 info@butlerlonghornmuseum.com www.butlerlonghornmuseum.com


Association News

Chairman’s Message Longhorn Family, I want to start off by saying that I still have a positive outlook for the TLBAA as we move forward into the future. We had our annual meetings, Fort Worth Stock Show Longhorn shows, and the Eddie Wood Cowtown Classic Sale the third weekend of January, and they are in the books. I want to say that I appreciate the large member turnout at the Annual Membership and Board Meetings. I hope that this a sign of better things to come with larger attendance and participation from all of the association. Thank you to everyone for an orderly and open meeting, with discussions of topics, new and old. I believe that the TLBAA and its membership, in order to achieve transparency and continually move forward; being more educated and giving us the ability to do what is really necessary to protect the integrity of this great breed; to back and support the TLBAA to the fullest as we go into the future, both with support of TLBAA events, sales, futurities and shows and with financial support from registrations, transfers, Trails advertisements and sponsorships. There was record turnout at the Longhorn shows and fun was had by all. The Eddie Wood Sale was off a little from last year, but ended up with a sale average of $1,784.38, being $113.62 lower than last year’s average. I know that the times are hard on sale cattle and I really appreciate all the nice cattle that were consigned to the sale. Let’s all start praying for a better market to come as the year progresses. I would like to congratulate the directors of Division B on their election to the board. • Keith Du Bose- At Large • Ross Ohlendorf-At Large • David Wars- Region 7 • Kevin Rooker- Region 8 • Russell Fairchild- Region 9 • Sandi Nordhausen- Region 10 • Stephen Head- Region 11 • Michael McLeod- Region 12 Things are rolling with the association with the update of committees. We will be posting the new list of committee members, the regions they represent and contact information. I believe by putting this in the Trails and on the TLBAA website, members who have an interest in and want to work with certain committees can contact them directly for more information. Though the committees were set in place by the board, they are made up of members who are willing to give their time and resources to the benefit of the TLBAA. A big thank you to those folks that contribute their time and resources to do this. The TLBAA has started off this year financially sound again. The office staff are really working hard and are there to help members with everything. They are at your service to help members with registrations, transfers, Trails ads and DNA questions. Don’t hesitate to call on them for help. I really look forward to working with you all, as your chairman, and thank you for your continuing faith in the TLBAA. I believe we are headed for great things in this organization for our cattle, our members and our youth, our longhorn family. Thank You,

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

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TLBAA Regions

DIVISION A ~ REGIONS 1-6

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

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Canada, New Zealand, Australia

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

Secretary: Chad Smith • (701) 764-6277

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

Treasurer: Mark Hubbell • (269) 838-3083

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

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

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

Director: Kevin Rooker • (817) 692-7843

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.rombeck60@gmail.com

At-Large Director

At-Large Director

At-Large Director

Tom Smith

Ross Ohlendorf

Tom Matott

(616) 293-0977 tom@widespreadranch.com

(512) 680-7118 rockingolonghorns@gmail.com

(303) 500-9465 tom@rockymountainlonghorns.com

Region 1 - Director

Region 7 - Director

Region 13 - Director

Deb Lesyk

David Wars

Chad Smith

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

(936) 404-2116 w5longhorns@yahoo.com

(701) 764-6277 smithlonghorns@hotmail.com

Region 2 - Director

Region 8 - Director

Region 14 - Director

Todd Spaid

Kevin Rooker

Brian Varner

(304) 963-0699 jeremyspaid73@gmail.com

(817) 692-7843 krooker61@gmail.com

(785) 224-1005 longhorncreek@yahoo.com

Region 3 - Director

Region 9 - Director

Region 15 Director

Johnny Hicks

Russell Fairchild

David Edwards

(269) 721-3473 hicksamericanbulldogs@yahoo.com

(254) 485-3434 fairchildranch@yahoo.com

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

Region 4 - Director

Region 10 - Director

Region 16 - Director

Matt Durkin

(512) 923-9015 mattdurkin1073@aol.com

Sandi Nordhausen

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

Kenny Richardson

Region 5 - Director

Region 11 - Director

Region 17 - Director

Reid Tolar

Stephen Head

(970) 352-3054 krichardson21@aol.com

Alex Dees

(334) 412-8400 rgtolar@yahoo.com

(979) 549-5270 headshorns@hotmail.com

(805) 300-4617 atdees@aol.com

Region 6 - Director

Region 12 - Director

Region 18 - Director

Dora Thompson

Mike McLeod

Chris Herron

(318) 872-6329 echoofambush@aol.com Charles Schreiner III* 1964-1967 Walter G. Riedel, Jr.* 1967-1969 J.G. Phillips, Jr.* 1969-1971 Walter B. Scott* 1971-1973 James Warren 1973-1975 J.W. Isaacs* 1975-1977 J.T. “Happy” Shahan* 1977-1978 John R. Ball* 1979-1980

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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

(361) 771-5355

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

Dr. Fritz Moeller* 2007-2009 Maurice Ladnier 2009-2010 Robert Richey 2010 Steven Zunker 2010-2011 Brent Bolen 2011-2012 Bernard Lankford 2012-2013 Todd McKnight 2013-2016 Tom Matott 2016-2019

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(909) 721-7577 chris@herronconstructioninc.com

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


Breeders

Bob Coffee: A Creative Life With Longhorns All it takes is buying that first Longhorn…. That first Longhorn for Bob Coffee’s Travis Peak Ranch was a bull he borrowed from Longhorn breeder Wilford Eultz, the brother of his future wife Gail King. Coffee put the bull on his Angus herd and was immediately impressed with the intelligence displayed by the bull. “One time I was trying to get him up my loading chute into my trailer. He couldn’t do it because of his horns, so he turned around, pawed the ground threatening me. So I backed the trailer up to the gate, opened the two gates and he walked right into the trailer. I was really impressed with him.” He was impressed and went to Fultz’s “Harvest Moon Longhorn Sale” near Weatherford and bought a good cow with a beautiful calf at side. “By the time I got home,” Coffee said, “the phone was ringing to buy that calf. So I started buying Longhorns and got rid of my other cows. That put me in the Longhorn business.” Buying both at auction and private treaty, Coffee met a lot of great people along the way and soaked up all he could about the Longhorn business. Some of those he could recall that have built exceptional programs over the years include Carla Payne, John and Christy Randolph, Cindy Dennis, the Wilhites, Darol Dickinson, the King Ranch, Bob Loomis…. and many others he’s met through the years. Coffee began successfully showing his loose cattle. In 1999 he entered seven World Show classes and won

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them all - with his bull winning the Junior Championship and a cow winning Reserve Champion Loose Female. In 1999 TLBAA awarded him the ‘Dave Evans Breeder of the Year’ award.

August 1999 Trails Magazine ad showcasing Coffee’s seven entries, all of which won, and the bull they were all sired by.

“We had a lot of fun showing” reminisced Coffee. “We joined the South Texas Longhorn Association and participated in all their shows, qualifying for nationals and traveling to Fort Worth for the National Show.” At times he travelled as far as Denver to participate. This year was the first year since he started showing that Coffee didn’t enter any shows (due to a foot injury). Through the years Coffee has been a judge as well, placing cattle in Texas, Arizona, California, Oregon and Tennessee. “I had a lot of fun doing that, but I haven’t done it in a long time and that’s fine with me,” he says with a laugh. The last outing as a judge was in 2017 when the Texas Gold Futurity returned as part of the TLBAA World Expo. “I like the way they’re judged thoroughly in the futurities,” says Coffee, “but I think they’re a little slow for the crowd to watch.” He joined TLBAA in 1984 as a Lifetime Member to seeing the 2000’s in, Coffee served on the TLBAA Board as well as being the STLA President. He enjoyed his years on the TLBAA Board (1988-1994) recounting tales best not put in print, but added that

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By Myra Basham

he thought the TLBAA has always had good leaders and his cattle. I keep about 10 of his cows on my place. I’ve that still holds true today. been going up there fishing since the 90’s and he comes While that may seem to be a lot of activity, it was only to Texas once a year to check his cows. We sell and show the tip of the iceberg in Coffee’s life. In addition to rais- his calves and we’ve become great friends.” ing cattle, Coffee is also an architect, a sculptor and a For those getting started in the Longhorn business, cartoonist. All of which were talents he used to contrib- he offers this advice, “Go to the Longhorn sales and ute to the association. shows to see what’s selling and what you like. I think a His love of drawing and lot of these sales are a good design led to a career in arplace to get an education chitecture. His experiences and get to meet people.” For as a restoration architect led example, one of the sales him to a metal casting class he used to attend regularso he could replace hard to ly was the Red McCombs find building hardware. He Sale. After missing the sale caught on quickly and the for a few years, he returned next thing you know he was to find many of the friends creating bronze sculptures, he’d come to know. Another talented enough at it to rebit of auction advice, “After ceive commissions for his watching at these auctions, sculpture ever since, as well I learned that if you’re at an as recognition from numerauction and you want to buy ous design and art institusomething, get up in the top tions. He has created lots of of the steps where you can Western themed pieces as see the other bidders. When well as zoo animals and troI want to buy something, I phies for Appaloosa Racing stand up in the aisle and bid “Tough As Nails” bronze sculpture by Bob Coffee and TLBAA special shows. till I win or lose, then I sit His talents were also used to help the association, back down.” from contributing Longhorn cartoons to the pre-Trails For Coffee, Longhorns (and his program) are about era Texas Longhorn Journal to creating a bronze enti- the qualities that make them good cattle. “What really tled “Secrets” which was sold through the TLBAA with bothers me is that there is so much attention paid to the part of the proceeds benefitting the association. A few length of horns. I mean we’ve got good horned cattle, of our readers may also remember his April 2000 Trails but they are not these 7 ft long or 8 ft long horns. I’d magazine article on photographing cattle complete with rather see us concentrate on the other Longhorn traits his original illustrations, presented in a concise and en- that are so good. Longhorns have such easy calving, gaging format. Even his skills as an architect were lent to they live so long, they’re so fertile, and they’re so hardy. assist with architectural drawings for a potential version They eat everything. They’re so smart, colorful - the of the future TLBAA headquarters. ‘Rainbow Cattle”- they used to be called.” That creative mind, and ability to design, led to some “I’ve had some good bulls. I had Overwhelmer for pretty creative deals in the Longhorn world as well. Cof- a while. I went to Oklahoma and got the Abraham bull fee sold the Ohlendorf family some of their first Long- from Bob Loomis. You know, you build up a good herd horns and is still close to the family. His arrangement and you put some good bulls on them and you’re going with them, “They give me the use of two bulls each year to get some great calves. We’ve got a good base herd of in exchange for two of my heifers. They pick three heif- cattle right now that I really like. They’ve got good horn. ers, then I pick one of the three to keep.” He’s an admirer I love twisty horn cows. I like cows that produce a lot of of their program and their success in selling their cattle. color. I don’t like white cattle. I think white gets into a “The Ohlendorfs are great people.” herd and soon becomes the dominant color. I like big Another barter made years ago by Coffee is one he bodied cattle. I don’t care what you feed them I have still enjoys to this day. Back in the 90’s Coffee received some that look fat and some that look thin, it’s geneta call from a man looking for a Longhorn bull. He asked ic.” Coffee’s Longhorns are out on pasture with hay and the man what he did and found out that he operated a high protein liquid feed tubs. He currently runs close to fishing Lodge in Alaska and was visiting friends in Tem- 60 head. ple, where he kept some cows. The favorite stories of many breeders are the ones “I told him to come to the ranch and I’d get him a involving intelligence, personality and gentleness and bull. He came, started getting some Longhorns from me Coffee is no exception. While his herd is not as pet-like and I got the best deal ever. He lets me take two people as others because they’re not handled as much, he still to Alaska to fish for a week in exchange for me running enjoys the fact that they come running when they hear

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Breeders the cube bag and if you sit under a tree in the pasture while they eat, calves especially will come nose around you and some even lay down beside you. While show cattle are often seen with kids laying on them at show, he doesn’t expect that of his less handled cattle. There are exceptions though. “If I get some that are real tame I’ll rub all over them. I had one ‘ol cow that when she’d see me she would come and just stand about five feet from me until I would come over and rub all over her. Well I sold her to a lady over in Smithville. I was on my way back from Houston one day and I stopped at her place. We went out to her ranch and were looking at the cattle and that

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cow that had been gone for several months saw me, walked up and stood in front of me until I rubbed her all over. I just love to get one that’s a real pet, I love to set the kids up on the real gentle ones. I used to have a bull, Ahab, that was like that.” Speaking to their personality and intelligence, he recalled asking a friend that showed cattle how he so thoroughly halter broke his calves. “I trailer them” the friend responded. “You trailer them?” Coffee asked. The friend responded, “Yeah, I found out they’re like dogs. If you put them in a trailer and just drive them around, don’t vaccinate or brand them, they love to ride in that trailer. When I get home from work I load up my show calves drive them around some then turn them loose. Pretty soon they’re standing at the gate waiting for me to come home. I back the trailer up, open the gate and they run right in the trailer. Then after a while I put a halter on them and tie them in the trailer. Now when they see me coming with a hater they come running because they know I’m going to put them in the trailer.” Coffee attests, “I’ve noticed that if I bring a cow home from the vet or whatever and pull in the pasture and open the gate and let her out if I leave the trailer there pretty soon my old show calves come and get up in the trailer. They want to ride around.” He emphasized again that the key to it is handling them regularly. Left on their own they can be as standoffish as other cattle. Will the program continue with the next generation? “I recently turned the ownership of the property over to my son and daughter and I lease it from them,” said Coffee. “My son has spent a lot of time and effort fixing up the fences. We have a hog problem and they keep the fences tore up. While he hasn’t been that into the cows, he has actually purchased about a dozen Longhorns. He probably owns the longest horned one on the place, a Red McCombs cow. He’s actually bought some pretty good cows.” As happens to so many who come into contact with Longhorns, Coffee says “It’s in our blood now.”

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Longhorn Weekend

2020 Texas Longhorn

Kicking Off The

Year In

Cowtown What a start

to the New Year! Longhorn enthusiasts gathered from near and far in Fort Worth, TX, to take part in the TLBAA’s annual Longhorn Weekend. From the Annual TLBAA Membership Meeting to the historic Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo complete with Longhorn shows and the Eddie Wood Cowtown Classic Sale, the five days were packed with activities and association business. Friday had show and sale animals moving in at Will Rogers Memorial Complex while meetings were held across town at the Radisson. The morning kicked off with an Affiliate Meeting led by Tina DuBose. It was

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followed by the TLBAA Board meeting which included the seating of newly elected and re-elected seats in Division B as well as election of Executive Committee members. Your Division B and Executive Committee Board members are as follows: Directors for Division B were seated as follows: • Keith Dubose - At Large • Ross Ohlendorf - At Large • Kevin Rooker - Region 8 • Sandi Nordhausen - Region 10 • Stephen Head - Region 11 • Russell Fairchild - Region 9 • David Wars - Region 7 • Michael McLeod - Region 12 Executive Committee elected as follows: • Keith Dubose - Chairman • David Wars - Exec. Vice-Chair • Russell Fairchild - 1st Vice-Chair • Stephen Head - 2nd Vice-Chair • Chad Smith - Secretary • Mark Hubbell - Treasurer • Johnny Hicks - Member • Kevin Rooker - Member

3 1. 2020 TLBAA Board of directors Ross Ohlendorf, Matt Durkin, Stephen Head, Russell Fairchild, Sandi Nordhausen, David Edwards, Kevin Rooker, Keith DuBose, Chad Smith, Dora Thompson, Johnny Hicks, Kenny Richardson, David Wars, Mark Hubbell, Reid Tolar and Chris Herron. 2. Affiliate meeting attendees Jeremy Johnson, STLA; Stan Maraman, SETLA; Sandi Norhausen, STLA; Kenny Richardson, MPTLA; Joel Norris, ETLA; Kyla Lovejoy, TLBNM; Doug Burkham, ETLA; Dennis Urbantke, WTLA; Tina DuBose, Ark-La-Tex; Stephen Head, TLBGCA . 3. Free Division at Fort Worth Stock Show

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Weekend Wrap-Up Following the board meeting, the Annual General Membership Meeting began. There was much for the members present to vote on in the way of potential bylaw changes and poll votes. Results were as follow: • The DNA vote results are in. DNA will remain Voluntary as it is now. The “Voluntary” option received 70.94% out of over 500 votes cast. 4

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• Board Reduction proposal - Passed....Board of Directors will be reduced to 15 members over the next 3 years. • Executive Committee reduction proposal Passed....Executive Committee will be reduced to 5 members starting 2021. • Duties of Secretary change proposal - Passed.... The wording “exact minutes” will be removed from the bylaws and replaced with a list of required items to be included in official minutes of meetings. • Electronic/Voting proposal - Tabled....There were concerns and questions from members that need to be addressed so motion was tabled.

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Number of Longhorn entries at the Fort Worth Stock Show

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starting on pg.34. A very special moment during the awards was the presentation of the “Chairman’s Award” given by TLBAA Chairman Keith DuBose to long-time TLBAA staff members Rick Fritsche, Dana Coomer and Myra Basham for their many years of dedicated service to the membership and the association. Then came an emotional honoring of the TLBF Hall of Fame inductee, Kaso Kety, known for his years of devotion to the Butler family of Texas Longhorns and to the industry in general. The words of all the presenters for each award this night reflected the true passion that exists for the breed and the appreciation shared amongst fellow Longhorn breeders. Saturday morning it was up and at ’em to either move in your show cattle or get to the barn to view the offerings about to be sold at the Eddie Wood Cowtown Classic Sale. While the average dropped a small amount in a down market, the quality of cattle to be had was good and several went home with buyers new to the

It was a good meeting with members getting the chance to be heard by the board and to have their wishes enacted. Following the membership meeting there was a chance to gather with old friends and new ones at the TLBAA Special Awards and TLBF Hall of Fame Presentation. It kicked off with a time to enjoy hors d’oeuvres while visiting with fellow breeders. Then everyone saw the awards presented for Affiliate Prince and Princess, the Rodger 6 Damrow Colorful Calf Contest, 5Open Longhorn Show at the Fort Worth Stock Show. 5. The General Membership meeting was well attended. 4. and the TLBAA Special Awards. Randy Hickman, Doug & Deb Burkham, Kimberly & Stephen Head enjoying the social and awards presentation. You can find all the winners

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breed, always a positive thing. You can see the sale report on pg.37. Sunday was a day of rest for some, but for those in the show world there was more business to attend to. Both the TLBT and the World Show Committee held meetings that day. Monday morning dawned to the TLBT Youth Show

and with almost 300 entries it was a busy day. You can see the results on pg. 38. Tuesday morning saw history made as the TLBAA took over the original Will Roger’s Coliseum, former home of the Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo, with a new Free Division. How fitting for the cattle to enter the ring without a halter to be judged from horseback in this iconic setting. This new offering drew in over 60 entries and is expected to grow next year. That afternoon into the evening, the traditional Open Longhorn Show took place with youth and adults both competing in the ring to see who could come out as Champion.

It’s Never Too Late To Show Longhorns! Growing up in Nebraska, Ruth Ann Barr showed her father’s cattle, from Shorthorns to Herefords and Angus at the county fair and at a big show in Omaha called Aksarben. Longhorns did not enter Ruth’s life until later with a birthday gift three years ago. “It was so lonely, so I went over to see Bernard Lankford in Weatherford and I bought another little heifer. I raised them and bred them and had my first two babies this past spring. And then I kinda got excited about them.” When the Fort Worth Stock Show came around, her grandchildren were too young to show. “I didn’t really get busy and find any neighbor kids to show them so I just decided to show them myself.” At 88 years young Ruth Ann stepped into the ring and is looking forward to continuing with shows. She really hopes to get her grandkids or some neighborhood kids involved, saying she thinks it’s great how involved the TLBT youth are and that it’s good for kids to get involved with the livestock and show. Will she stick with Longhorns? “I just love the Longhorns. They are even more gentle than the Angus and the Herefords to break. At least this little heifer was very good. I’m not saying my next ones might not be as easy. This heifer came out of a very nice, gentle cow so that helps.” “My son helped me with halter breaking. Some of this is just a bit beyond me. He lives in Nebraska but he’ll 22 | March 2020

come down and help me. I want to thank him for helping me and encouraging me. I said one day “I’m going to try and show in Fort Worth, but I don’t know if I can do it, and he said ‘Oh mom, try it’” “So he’s the one who encouraged me. You know you just have to put forth the effort. There were times I didn’t feel like I was ready, but it turned out to be good. I was very nervous after not showing for a long time. My son’s help is what made it possible.” “I just really enjoyed all the Longhorn people, they were so friendly, they were all willing to help. A young boy came and trimmed a little bit and steered me right. On horses and other cattle you always had to trim them up a lot and these Longhorns are pretty natural. People were always willing to help. The people who were stalled next to me were very good and helped watch out, and then I had Coleman, a nice young gentlemen, would feed in the morning so I wouldn’t have to get up here so early. All the Longhorn people were wonderful. It is such a wonderful organization to belong to. I’ve met so many wonderful people. I really enjoy it.” Does it bother Barr to be the oldest in the ring? “I just thank the Lord every day for my health and my ability to get around because, you know, it’s up to Him I think, too. I’m just glad to do it. I’m thankful that I have my health to do it. So many don’t.”

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These shows not only draw the curious in to see the shows, but thousands of people wanting a chance to see the Longhorns up close flow through the barns of the Will Rogers Complex. It is an awesome opportunity for breeders to interact with the public and educate them about the Longhorn, potentially sparking an interest in the breed by new people. Continue turning the pages for more information about the event and we hope to see you in Fort Worth again next year!

Fort Worth Herd steer, T Bar W Imperial Chex Named Longhorn Grand Champion Trophy Steer at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Imperial Chex was donated to the Fort Worth Herd in 2013 by John and Rebecca Wampler of T Bar W Ranch. “Imperial Chex was the first Longhorn born on our ranch,” said donor Rebecca Wampler “I am so excited and happy.” T Bar W Ranch has been a huge supporter of the Fort Worth Herd for the past 7 years, and has graciously donated 6 steers to the program. Show judge, Brandon Callis of Minco, OK said, “this steer is very impressive and represents what I like.” The Fort Worth Herd, a department of Visit Fort Worth, was created as a part of the city’s sesquicentennial celebration and made its first cattle drive on June 12, 1999 in front of 15,000 spectators. “Chex is truly a magnificent animal that compliments the rest of the steers in the twice daily cattle drive,” said Kristin Jaworski, Trail Boss for the Fort Worth Herd. “We are proud to have another champion in the Herd.” In twenty years, 9 million spectators have watched 14,148 cattle drives and the Fort Worth Herd has interacted with over 18,000 students annually through tour groups and education programs. The Herd has also made special media and event appearances in New York City, Galveston and Austin. The Fort Worth Herd cattle drive occurs twice daily, at 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., on East Exchange Avenue in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District. To support the Herd, contributions can be made to Friends of the Fort Worth Herd at www.FortWorthHerd.com.

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BECOME A 2020 WORLD EXPO

SPONSOR JUNE 25-27 BELTON, TX 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 banners displayed in Arena

BREEDER - $500 • 2 Half page ads in Show Program • 6 Banquet tickets • 1 - 4’x6’ BYOB banners displayed in Arena

EXHIBITOR - $300 • 1/2 page ad in Show Program • 4 Banquet tickets • 1 - 4’x6’ BYOB banners displayed in Arena

YOUTH - $200 • 1/4 page ads in Show Program • 2 Banquet tickets • 1 - 4’x6’ BYOB banners displayed in Arena

ARENA BANNER DISPLAY - $125 • 1 - 4’x6’ BYOB banners displayed in Arena

CLASS SPONSORS • Overall Champion $100 • Division Champion $75 • Division Reserve Champion $50 • Class Sponsor $30 Each class sponsor will be in the program, announced and listed at the beginning of the livestream for that class.

PROGRAM ADVERTISING • Full page ad $200 • 1/2 page ad $120 • 1/4 page ad $60

All sponsors participating at the $150 level and higher have the opportunity to include their brand/logo on the official 2020 World Show T-Shirt. Deadline is May 1, 2020.

CONTACT 817-625-6241 salesandevents@tlbaa.org


A $100 entry fee is required. $100 will be split in a 75% cash payout. Payout schedule will be determined by size of class. Class structures will follow the age divisions of the Longhorn Expo resulting in 9 female classes and 8 bull classes. Animals will enter the ring from youngest to oldest. There will be a five judge panel equipped with DOB’s of all animals. Judges decisions will be final. Owner will be responsible for water tub, feed and shavings. Class winners will receive a banner, grand and reserve champions will receive buckles along with payouts.

FEMALES

Class 1 Born September-December 2019 Class 2 Born July-August 2019 Class 3 Born May-June 2019 Class 4 Born March-April 2019 Class 5 Born January-February 2019 Class 6 Born September-December 2018 Class 7 Born May-August 2018 Class 8 Born January-April 2018 RULES: All cattle must be TLBAA or ITLA registered. All entries must be paid Class 9 Born in 2017 in full ($100 per entry) by May 15, 2020. No change or substitutes of cattle Class 10 Grand Champion Female past due date. No late entries accepted. Judges decision will be final. Class 11 Reserve Grand Champion Female

BULLS

Class 12 Born September-December 2019 Class 13 Born July-August 2019 Class 14 Born May-June 2019 Class 15 Born March-April 2019 Class 16 Born January-February 2019 Class 17 Born September-December 2018 Class 18 Born May-August 2018 Class 19 Born January-April 2018 Class 20 Grand Champion Bull Class 21 Reserve Grand Champion Bull

HELD DURING THE LONGHORN EXPO - June 25, 2020

All Texas Gold Futurity entries must be postmarked by May 15, 2020 and paid in full. No late entries will be accepted. No change or substitutions after due date. Please send entry and payment to the TLBAA office.


Longhorn Weekend

Fellowship and Recognition Friday, January 17th, TLBAA members gathered at the Radisson Fort Worth North-Fossil Creek hotel to spend some time visiting with fellow breeders and share in presentation of the TLBAA Special Awards and TLBF Hall of Fame Induction. This year the social started earlier with hors d’oeuvres and lots of catching up between friends and the making of new ones. In order to give members more time to enjoy all Fort Worth has to offer, there was not a formal sit down dinner, allowing the presentation to end early enough for members to have time to eat together in local destinations.

This year there was plenty of heartfelt tributes to the honorees by those who nominated them, as well as a presentation of the TLBAA Chairman’s Award to honor long-time staff members. See the honorees on the following pages. These awards are bestowed on Longhorn breeders by their peers and it is always a special moment to be a part of. We hope you will participate in nominations and the presentation next year!

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AFFILIATE PRINCE

Photos of all contestants can be found in December 2019 Trails Magazine

1ST PLACE 5SL Leroy Mr. Gulf Coast Himmelreich/Grace Cattle Co. Partnership Dayton, TX

FINALIST Powerwagon Mr. Southeastern Jones/Maraman Partnership Greenville, AL

FINALIST CK Brews Tattoo Mr. South Texas Brett & Teresa Krause Thrall, TX

FINALIST Dunn Baby Doll Ms. Southeastern Nancy C. Dunn Eclectic, AL

FINALIST Snap Crackle Pop Ms. South Texas John & Christy Randolph Smithville, TX

AFFILIATE PRINCESS 1ST PLACE Respect My Swagg BCB Ms. Gulf Coast Bolen Longhorns Lufkin, TX

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Longhorn Weekend All comments are in the words of the person who nominated the individual.

Dave Evans Breeder of the Year Award

Jack Phillips Award

Neil Glasgow is presented his award by Chairman Keith DuBose and nominator Carl Woods Bill & Suzanne Torkildsen with nominator Darlene Aldridge

Bill & Suzanne Torkildsen Bill and Suzanne Torkildsen began raising Texas Longhorns in 2004 and for the past 15 years they have been earnestly and diligently breeding better and better cattle through selective use of AI, ET, buying and using top bulls in the industry and adding to their herd with carefully selected cows and heifers. It is very evident when looking on their website at the quality of cattle they are producing and also following their consignments and purchases at some of the top sales in the industry. If you pull in their driveway, you will commonly see Suzanne out feeding cows or Bill putting hay in the pastures. Or you may see a bunch of cattle in the working pens where Bill and Suzanne may be branding and vaccinating calves or AI’ing a group of cows. They are both some of the hardest working people you will find in the industry. Even when they take a lunch break, they are talking about that next planned breeding or visit to look at cows. When I think of “Breeder of the Year” I think of breeders like Bill and Suzanne who are dedicated to their program and to furthering the Texas Longhorn breed through donations, service on Boards and just plain hard work.

Neil Glasgow Neil has donated calves for kids to show, made many donations to TLBAA events, shared his knowledge and time to help others get started. He created an auction page for low end and top end Longhorns. He is always willing to help anytime he can.

Jan McDaniel Jan McDaniel has been an ardent supporter of the TLBAA since 1987. She has exhibited her cattle from Texas to Montana. She has supported the TLBT by donating many heifers to young exhibitors. She has held offices in the Mountains and Plains affiliate, as well as the Wyoming Longhorn Association, serving as their Secretary the last twelve years. Her help with the Wyoming State Fair Longhorn Show has been indispensable.

Mel Raley Rising Star Award

Elmer Parker Lifetime Achievement Award

Dale Metz & DeCarlo Noble with FHR Longhorns

Keith DuBose presents Darlene Aldridge with her award.

Dr. Darlene Aldridge D.V.M. Dr. Aldridge has raised some of the best Longhorns in the industry. She is one of the top breeders and has bred 100” plus cattle, both male and female. She and Star Creek Ranch sent the finest embryos to Germany to establish registered Longhorn herds: that took almost 12 years in itself. Her lifetime devotion to this breed and the TLBAA should be recognized.

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“Sustained Enthusiasm” and “Positive Impact” are key tenants in this award which are very much what Dale and Doc have brought into this culture of Longhorn breeders. Their quality of character is unmeasurable, and their purchases of quality animals are substantial. They have been regular buyers at sales from Texas to the East Coast. They have donated several lots to raise money for Dale’s charity helping military veterans. The purchase of their bull Jeremiah, and having him collected for conventional and sexed semen, only shows their seriousness of being someone to take serious in the circle of breeders. Additionally, their marketing efforts through TLBAA only helps seal the deal on why they should win with frequent advertisements in Trails and sales catalogs, and sponsorships of classes in futurities. Add to it Dale’s willingness to haul cattle to and from events he is attending. You don’t get any better than this, so I’d recommend a good pat on the back for the both of them by giving them this award that they have certainly earned.

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2020 TLBAF HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE Kasar “Kaso” Kety: Little Ace Cattle Company Kasar “Kaso” Kety was born in Covington, Louisiana in December 1960. He graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in May 1983 with a degree in Animal Science. He and his wife, Lisa, have been married for 34 years and have a son, Jake. After graduation, he joined the Ace Cattle Company as a partner and ranch manager. He became a TLBAA member in 1983. Kaso credits his Texas Longhorn education to four men he calls his mentors: Johnnie Hoffman, FM “Blackie” Graves, Sam Partlow and JW Isaacs, four breed legends. He spent countless hours with each, learning about Texas Longhorn origins. After owning all bloodlines of Texas Longhorns, the Ace Cattle Company decided in 1986 to concentrate on straight Butler breeding. They assembled a who’s who of industry greats and one of the industry’s most respected programs by acquiring old, proven, and famous straight Butler bulls and cows resulting in great success with the offspring. The Ace Cattle Company also did extensive embryo and AI work as an important part of their program. Bulls they owned included Dixie Hunter, Ace’s Mojo, Ace’s Dayton Desperado, Conquistaroan, Butler Boy, and Colorado Cowboy. Cows included FM Graves 102, Marressa, Rose Red, and Graves 54. When the Ace Cattle Company sold out in 1995, the

Keith DuBose, Kaso Kety and Michael MacLeod.

As the Little Ace, Kaso retained some of his favorites and added Butler legends Classey Blue Butler and Blue Denim FM 102, Alicia of ‘83, Hattie Bell along with the bulls Ace’s Sam, George W. RG 92, and today’s Trinity R3, a horn showcase champion. While these animals are quite famous among Butler breeders, they have influenced the breed as a whole. An example would be the blend bull Cowboy Tuff Chex going back to Ace’s Mojo. Kaso has devoted thirty-six years of his life to the Texas Longhorn breed and the TLBAA. He has achieved the highest success in all that he has done. Kaso was elected to the board and served as an officer. He received the Breeder of the Year and Lifetime Achievement awards. Kaso has led the effort to save the Butler bloodline from extinction with tremendous results and is the largest single donor to the Butler Longhorn Museum. He has co-hosted two major Longhorn sales and read pedigrees breed wide for over twenty years. Kaso has bred, bought, and sold top cattle. He has shown cattle and won at the highest level. He has judged TLBAA youth and open shows as well as major futurities. In an effort to preserve a written history of the breed, he has written numerous articles for the industry magazines. Kaso has spoken at TLBAA cow colleges, symposiums, and field days. He has always sold Longhorn lean Many members of the Butler Breeders Group showed up to celebrate with Kaso Kety. meat and has used commercial Longhorn F 1 ‘s. While health issues have forced him to significantly herd was split between El Coyote Ranch and the Creek Plantation which were two of the most respected pro- reduce his ability to travel, he is still very active and congrams in the industry. After the Ace Cattle Company ani- tinues to maintain a premium quality herd of straight Butmals were sold, Kaso began his own operation, the Little ler cattle. He has participated in every aspect of this indusAce Cattle Company. Kaso is quick to recognize the many try at the highest level. It would be hard to imagine anyone breeders who gave him cattle to start his herd and helped with a more complete Texas Longhorn resume. He is a man of unquestioned character, honesty, and integrity. to keep him in the Longhorn business.

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TLBAA Special Chairman’s Award The Chairman’s award exists to allow the presiding Chairman of the Board of the TLBAA to recognize individuals or groups at his discretion. This year that recognition went to three long-time, dedicated employees of the TLBAA. Rick Fritsche has served the association for 14 years, starting in advertising sales for Trails Magazine and now serving as registrar and office manager. Dana Coomer has served the association for 13 years in membership and registrations. Myra Basham has served the association for a span of 21 years, starting as a contract graphic artist and now as Editor-in-Chief of Texas Rick Fritsche; Keith DuBose; Myra Basham; Dana Coomer Longhorn Trails Magazine.

Thank you to all those who nominated people for awards and who joined us in celebrating with the honorees. Start thinking about those who deserve to be nominated for this coming year.

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Longhorn Weekend

2019 Rodger Damrow Colorful Calf Contest Respectfully titled after longtime Nebraska Texas Longhorn Association President, Rodger Damrow, who was very fond of colorful calves, this inaugural contest drew 31 entries. Bonnie Damrow was honored to judge the entries and her pick for overall winner can be seen on this month’s cover. In the Texas Longhorn industry there are events that look at two out of three aspects of the breed, conformation and horn, but never has there been an event that features the uniqueness of colors so evident in the breed. This is a competition where everyone wins and it is affordable for all. Every entry is guaranteed publication in Trails with the owners name and ranch noted and, where else can you get a chance to be on the Trails cover for $20? Keep those cameras ready and start taking photos of your 2020 colorful calves to enter this year. The top three finalists are showcased first, followed by all the competitors )alpha by owner) for this title celebrating the distinctly colorful Texas Longhorn. Any Texas Longhorn calf born to two registered Texas Longhorns was eligible (some were too young to be branded and registered in time for the contest) and each entry cost $20. A great way to show off your colorful off-

spring and have a chance to make the cover of Trails Magazine. We appreciate everyone who took the time to participate and hope everyone will enjoy the festive displays of color on the following pages.

SCC Nova Ralph & Christa Simmons, Simmons Cattle Company

SE Touch of Beauty Eitan & Sandy Barhum, SE Longhorn Ranch

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Dos Grande Willie & Dawn Boehnemann

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Leroy Tolar Reid & Ashley Tolar, Tolar Longhorns

WF Red Hot Ironman Fayne McDowell & Nicky Adams, Wildfire Ranch

WD Pearl Snap Willie & Dawn Boehnemann


BG Super Hero John Clark, Buffalo Gap Longhorns

BG Pacific Typhoon John Clark, Buffalo Gap Longhorns

Boomerang Cowbomb MKMC Mary Kay M Clark

MKMC J Bomb Innovation Mary Kay M Clark

Unamed Bull Mary Kay M Clark

Expedite x RKJ Whiskey Girl Rodger Cole, Sho-Me Longhorns

JH Rural Safari Son x FL Rio Maxine Rodger Cole, Sho-Me Longhorns

JH Rural Safari Son x LuLu Sioux Rodger Cole, Sho-Me Longhorns

Casanova’s Rocket Man x Jama Locus Danny & Leslie Eddings, D&L Ranch

Alliance Rebel Scott Farber, Crossfire Longhorns

DSH Avalill David Haack

G&L Indian Paintbrush Lana Hightower, G & L Cattle Company

Hi 5’s Overtime Cody Himmelreich, Hi 5 Cattle Co.

Princess DY Ernest & Lea Hottell

HC Happy Chance Boyd & Pam Krcha

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NS Got Lucky Stann Maraman

WF Double Stufft Fayne McDowell & Nicky Adams

WF Miss Red Ryder Fayne McDowell & Nicky Adams

MR Boomer Leigh Joe Milbauer

MR Chiquita’s Pepper Joe Milbauer

MR Colorado Cowgirl Joe Milbauer

Dbl-K Senamon Swirl Kathy Palladini, Double K Longhorns

3S Rona Jackie Greg & Colette Smith, Triple S Bar Ranch

WB Woodrow Call Diane Woods

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Sale Results

Texas Longhorn Weekend Wrap-Up

2020 EDDIE WOOD COWTOWN CLASSIC SALE RESULTS January 18, 2020 • Fort Worth, TX Auctioneer: Joel Lemley • Sale Host: TLBAA Results Furnished by Lemley Auction Services Photos by Trace Neal 1

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FWSSR Show Results

FORT WORTH STOCK SHOW CHAMPIONS

Youth Grand Champion Female

Youth Grand Champion Bull

Youth Grand Champion Reserve Bull

ANCHOR T AQUARIUS Shyanne McClendon

TL REVIVAL Halle Hance

ML TEXAS DOLLAR D BAR T Jenna Leigh Quillin

Photos Furnished By Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo Youth Grand Champion Reserve Steer

Haltered Female Grand Champion

REDSTAR ARIZONA Tanner Kennedy

DICOVERY MELODY C P Sara Jennings

Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo January 20-21, 2020

OPEN HALTERED FEMALE DIVISION

CLASS 1: 1. FLYING H PEARL, Mark & Kim Hammack, CAMPBELL, TX CLASS 2: 1. HD POPPY, George and Cindy Dennis, COUPLAND, TX 2. FLYING H JAZMIN, Mark & Kim Hammack, CAMPBELL, TX CLASS 3: 1. AMAZING GRACE CP, Sharer Family Longhorns, WEATHERFORD, TX 2. OL VEGA, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX CLASS 4: 1. FLOSSY TENBAR, John and Sandra Juarez, SANGER, TX 2. MEDUSA 3/19, The Cattlerack Ranch, BOWIE, TX CLASS 5: 1. HIGH CLASS CP, Robertson Cattle Co., LUBBOCK, TX 2. HD ZSA ZSA, Cade Nolen, WAXAHACHIE, TX Haltered Female Junior Champion: HIGH CLASS CP, Robertson Cattle Co., LUBBOCK, TX Haltered Female Junior Champion Reserve: AMAZING GRACE CP, Sharer Family Longhorns, WEATHERFORD, TX CLASS 8: 1. SUNRISE SANDRA, John and Sandra Juarez, SANGER, TX 2. SUNRISE SCARLET, Jerry Meador, TERRELL, TX CLASS 9: 1. TH REISLING BEACH, Jerry Meador, TERRELL, TX 2. MS BETTY SUE SH, Chris D. & Brandi Lindsey, LAUREL, MS CLASS 10: 1. DISCOVERY MELODY C P, Sara Jennings, ANGLETON, TX 2. DIAMOND Q JEWEL, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX CLASS 11: 1. JADA TIME C P, Mark & Kim Hammack, CAMPBELL, TX 2. SANDDOLLAR DREAM GIRL, Sharer Family Longhorns, WEATHERFORD, TX Haltered Female Senior Champion: DISCOVERY MELODY C P, Sara Jennings, ANGLETON, TX Haltered Female Senior Champion Reserve: JADA TIME C P, Mark & Kim Hammack, CAMPBELL, TX Haltered Female Grand Champion: DISCOVERY MELODY C P, Sara Jennings, ANGLETON, TX Haltered Female Grand Champion Reserve: JADA TIME C P, Mark & Kim Hammack, CAMPBELL, TX CLASS 16: 1. DIAMOND Q ZOEY, Steve, Bodie & Chad Quary, PRAGUE, OK 2. 5SL MALIBU, 5 Star Livestock, DAYTON, TX CLASS 17: 1. BLACK CADILLAC, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX 2. TRI-W BARB’S TRIPLE CROWN, Lazy JP Ranch, DUBLIN, TX Haltered Mature Female Champion: DIAMOND Q ZOEY, Steve, Bodie & Chad Quary, PRAGUE, OK Haltered Mature Female Champion Reserve: BLACK CADILLAC, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX

OPEN HALTERED BULL DIVISION

CLASS 20: 1. JCG PLAYTHATFUNKYMUSIC, Grace Cattle Company, LLC, FORT WORTH, TX CLASS 21: 1. FLYING H RUGER, Mark & Kim Hammack, CAMPBELL, TX 2. OCC CLEAR SHOT, Walker Hance,

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COLLINSVILLE, OK CLASS 22: 1. TB MAXIMUS, Tamra & Thomas Bush, COLLEYVILLE, TX 2. HI 5’S OVERTIME, Himmelreich/ Lindsey Sugar Hi Partnership, DAYTON, TX CLASS 23: 1. DIAMOND Q ZANTANA, Steve, Bodie & Chad Quary, PRAGUE, OK 2. OL IGNITION, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX CLASS 24: 1. HD FIREBALL, Robertson Cattle Co., LUBBOCK, TX 2. HIGH REDEMPTION CP, Carla Payne, SLIDELL, TX Haltered Bull Junior Champion: FLYING H RUGER, Mark & Kim Hammack, CAMPBELL, TX Haltered Bull Junior Champion Reserve: HD FIREBALL, Robertson Cattle Co., LUBBOCK, TX CLASS 27: 1. EL CHAPO TENBAR, Danley Cattle, Inc, SEMINOLE, TX 2. ML TEXAS DOLLAR D BAR T, Ivan & Sabrina DeWald, WAXAHACHIE, TX CLASS 28: 1. DIAMOND Q WASHITA, Steve, Bodie & Chad Quary, PRAGUE, OK 2. DOMINION C P, Sharer Family Longhorns, WEATHERFORD, TX CLASS 29: 1. HD SAILOR, Chris D. & Brandi Lindsey, LAUREL, MS 2. TL TANMAN, Adalyn Hamilton, WEATHERFORD, TX Haltered Bull Senior Champion: HD SAILOR, Chris D. & Brandi Lindsey, LAUREL, MS Haltered Bull Senior Champion Reserve: DIAMOND Q WASHITA, Steve, Bodie & Chad Quary, PRAGUE, OK Haltered Bull Grand Champion: HD SAILOR, Chris D. & Brandi Lindsey, LAUREL, MS Haltered Bull Grand Champion Reserve: FLYING H RUGER, Mark & Kim Hammack, CAMPBELL, TX Produce of Dam CLASS 34: 1. 5SL MALIBU, 5 Star Livestock, DAYTON, TX 2. JCG BLACK WIDOW, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX

FREE FEMALE DIVISION

CLASS 2: 1. RHL CROWN TWILA, Kenn Harding and Tammy Tiner, COLLEGE STATION, TX CLASS 3: 1. RHL AMELIE, Kenn Harding and Tammy Tiner, COLLEGE STATION, TX 2. WRS MOMMA’S REAL DEAL, Johnathan & Meagan Warminski, FORT WORTH, TX CLASS 4: 1. OL CARAMEL CREAM, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX 2. NEON DISCOVERY CP, Tessa Tronzano, RICHARDSON, TX CLASS 5: 1. RHL HOPE, Kenn Harding and Tammy Tiner, COLLEGE STATION, TX 2. RAINDROP CP, Johnathan & Meagan Warminski, FORT WORTH, TX Free Female Junior Champion: RHL HOPE, Kenn Harding and Tammy Tiner, COLLEGE STATION, TX Free Female Junior Champion Reserve: OL CARAMEL CREAM, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX

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FWSSR Show Results CLASS 8: 1. 5SL CENTERFOLD, 5 Star Livestock, DAYTON, TX 2. DISCOVERY DOLL CP, Carla Payne, SLIDELL, TX CLASS 9: 1. SBL PEARL, Peter Grimm, TULSA, OK 2. LV TENBAR, Tessa Tronzano, RICHARDSON, TX CLASS 10: 1. R4 CHEESE CAKE, Carla Payne, SLIDELL, TX 2. CHAPARRAL FRAPPUCINO, Rodney & Patti Mahaffey, DECATUR, TX CLASS 11: 1. DISCOVERY COVER GIRL C P, Carla Payne, SLIDELL, TX 2. LR MISS ROSEY, Locke Ranch, BRISTOW, OK Free Female Senior Champion: DISCOVERY COVER GIRL C P, Carla Payne, SLIDELL, TX Free Female Senior Champion Reserve: LR MISS ROSEY, Locke Ranch, BRISTOW, OK Free Female Grand Champion: DISCOVERY COVER GIRL C P, Carla Payne, SLIDELL, TX Free Female Grand Champion Reserve: RHL HOPE, Kenn Harding and Tammy Tiner, COLLEGE STATION, TX CLASS 16: 1. LR PRINCESS, Locke Ranch, BRISTOW, OK 2. SANDDOLLAR DANDELION, Kenn Harding and Tammy Tiner, COLLEGE STATION, TX CLASS 17: 1. CO GRAND SAFARI, John and Sandra Juarez, SANGER, TX 2. LW AMARILLO’S ON MY MIND, Kevin and Laury Rooker, POOLVILLE, TX CLASS 18: 1. TTT FAITH, Mike & Cheryl Burns, STEPHENVILLE, TX 2. LW LEAVE U WITH A SMILE, Kevin and Laury Rooker, POOLVILLE, TX CLASS 19: 1. CO WINNING PLAY, John and Sandra Juarez, SANGER, TX 2. LADY ELVIRA CP, Carla Payne, SLIDELL, TX Free Mature Female Champion: CO WINNING PLAY, John and Sandra Juarez, SANGER, TX Free Mature Female Champion Reserve: CO GRAND SAFARI, John and Sandra Juarez, SANGER, TX

YOUTH FEMALE DIVISION

CLASS 1: 1. FLYING H PEARL, Rylee Yarborough, FERRIS, TX 2. REDSTAR STEEL MAGNOLIA, Alyssa Brady, RED OAK, TX CLASS 2: 1. FLYING H JAZMIN, Alyssa Brady, RED OAK, TX 2. HD POPPY, Wyatt Reese Schaper, BRENHAM, TX CLASS 3: 1. OL VEGA, Jestine Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX 2. WRS MOMMA’S REAL DEAL, Audrey Warminski, FORT WORTH, TX CLASS 4: 1. FLOSSY TENBAR, Jaxon Juarez, SANGER, TX 2. NOBODY’S FOOL, Cade Nolen, WAXAHACHIE, TX CLASS 5: 1. HD ZSA ZSA, Cade Nolen, WAXAHACHIE, TX 2. HIGH CLASS CP, Zoe Robertson, LUBBOCK, TX Youth Female Junior Champion: HD ZSA ZSA, Cade Nolen, WAXAHACHIE, TX Youth Female Junior Champion Reserve: HIGH CLASS CP, Zoe Robertson, LUBBOCK, TX CLASS 8: 1. SUNRISE SANDRA, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX 2. SUNRISE SCARLET, CrisseiA’ne Meador, TERRELL, TX CLASS 9: 1. MS BETTY SUE SH, Tyler Lindsey, LAUREL, MS 2. LV TENBAR, Tessa Tronzano, RICHARDSON, TX CLASS 10: 1. ANCHOR T AQUARIUS, Shyanne McClendon, MARSHALL, TX 2. DIAMOND Q JEWEL, Jestine Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX CLASS 11: 1. DIAMOND Q ZENA, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX 2. JADA TIME C P, Rylee Yarborough, FERRIS, TX Youth Female Senior Champion: ANCHOR T AQUARIUS, Shyanne McClendon, MARSHALL, TX Youth Female Senior Champion Reserve: DIAMOND Q ZENA, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX Youth Female Grand Champion: ANCHOR T AQUARIUS, Shyanne McClendon, MARSHALL, TX Youth Female Grand Champion Reserve: DIAMOND Q ZENA, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX

YOUTH BULL DIVISION

OK CLASS 18: 1. COUGAR BAIT, Gracyn Morgan, BOWIE, TX 2. SHY’S STARBURST, Shyanne McClendon, MARSHALL, TX CLASS 19: 1. OL IGNITION, Jestine Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX 2. DIAMOND Q ZANTANA, Halle Hance, COLLINSVILLE, OK CLASS 20: 1. HD FIREBALL, Zoe Robertson, LUBBOCK, TX 2. CHAPARRAL IRON COWBOY, Madilyn Moreland, DECATUR, TX CLASS 21: 1. TL REVIVAL, Halle Hance, COLLINSVILLE, OK 2. ML TEXAS DOLLAR D BAR T, Jenna Leigh Quillin, MAYPEARL, TX Youth Bull Grand Champion: TL REVIVAL, Halle Hance, COLLINSVILLE, OK Youth Bull Grand Champion Reserve: ML TEXAS DOLLAR D BAR T, Jenna Leigh Quillin, MAYPEARL, TX

YOUTH STEER DIVISION

CLASS 26: 1. HI 5’S TIME OUT, Halle Hance, COLLINSVILLE, OK 2. DISCOVERY OPTIMUS CP, Lainey Schwarz, WEATHERFORD, TX CLASS 27: 1. OL DUSTY ROAD, Jestine Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX 2. DF SCORPOUS, Cassidy Daily, KEMP, TX Youth Steer Junior Champion: OL DUSTY ROAD, Jestine Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX Youth Steer Junior Champion Reserve: DF SCORPOUS, Cassidy Daily, KEMP, TX CLASS 30: 1. ASTRO 1018, Bradley Slovak, WEATHERFORD, TX 2. RHL G ROLLIE, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX CLASS 31: 1. RAFTER M PURE COUNTRY, Kassidy Schwarz, WEATHERFORD, TX 2. COWBOYS BUBBA, Zoe Robertson, LUBBOCK, TX CLASS 32: 1. HX3 VELVET, Hailey Roberson, PARADISE, TX 2. FL IRON SPIRIT, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX CLASS 33: 1. TH BLITZEN’S GUS, Jaelyn Young, TERRELL, TX 2. REDSTAR ARIZONA, Tanner Kennedy, SEAGOVILLE, TX Youth Steer Senior Champion: TH BLITZEN’S GUS, Jaelyn Young, TERRELL, TX Youth Steer Senior Champion Reserve: REDSTAR ARIZONA, Tanner Kennedy, SEAGOVILLE, TX Youth Steer Grand Champion: TH BLITZEN’S GUS, Jaelyn Young, TERRELL, TX Youth Steer Grand Champion Reserve: REDSTAR ARIZONA, Tanner Kennedy, SEAGOVILLE, TX

TROPHY STEER DIVISION

CLASS 1: 1. JCG FERDINAND, Grace Cattle Company, LLC, FORT WORTH, TX 2. REDSTAR ARIZONA, Charis Horse & Cattle, Ennis, TX CLASS 2: 1. CAMP BOSS, Jason Moore, ARLINGTON, TX 2. RHL LONE STAR, Kenn Harding and Tammy Tiner, COLLEGE STATION, TX Steer Junior Champion: JCG FERDINAND, Grace Cattle Company, LLC, FORT WORTH, TX Steer Junior Champion Reserve: CAMP BOSS, Jason Moore, ARLINGTON, TX CLASS 5: 1. NEON ROW CP, Kevin and Laury Rooker, POOLVILLE, TX 2. T BAR W SUNDANCE, Fort Worth Herd, FORT WORTH, TX CLASS 6: 1. T BAR W IMPERIAL CHEX, Fort Worth Herd, FORT WORTH, TX 2. TH HAIL DAMAGE, Fort Worth Herd, FORT WORTH, TX Steer Senior Champion: T BAR W IMPERIAL CHEX, Fort Worth Herd, FORT WORTH, TX Steer Senior Champion Reserve: NEON ROW CP, Kevin and Laury Rooker, POOLVILLE, TX Steer Grand Champion: T BAR W IMPERIAL CHEX, Fort Worth Herd, FORT WORTH, TX Steer Grand Champion Reserve: NEON ROW CP, Kevin and Laury Rooker, POOLVILLE, TX

CLASS 16: 1. JCG PLAYTHATFUNKYMUSIC, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX CLASS 17: 1. FLYING H RUGER, Rylee Yarborough, FERRIS, TX 2. TWISTED LIKE MI PAPI, Kendyl Eppler, DURANT,

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Marketing

Using Video: Let The Story Do The Marketing Let’s say you are consigning a cow in an upcoming sale. Great marketing is essential to you, and you want to do everything you can to showcase what makes that cow unique. You have stood out in the pasture for what feels like an eternity. Your stance was perfect, the angle was just right, and the background was beautiful – you have captured the perfect photo. You take that perfect photo and publish it to your social media. It gets quite a few likes and a few comments. Dale Hunt comments “BAM” with FOUR bam emojis, so you know the photo is of exceptional quality. Unfortunately, you realize everyone else has done the exact same thing. Your perfect photo is buried among the hundreds of other perfect photos. So, what else can you do to stand out and stay competitive? The answer: video content marketing.

1 billion hours of video each day on YouTube, and 92 percent of users watching video on mobile will share it with others.

Why Video? Video is a versatile and engaging content format that gives potential buyers a real-life picture of life on the ranch. You have the opportunity to show the disposition, body, and all other elements of your cattle that make them unique. Also, and one of the most powerful features of video is the ability to share across multiple platforms easily. Consumers like it because it’s easy to absorb, entertaining, and engaging. Video is also very accessible to anyone with internet access, both to watch and to produce. While there is certainly a trend towards higher quality video on a professional level, anyone can hop onto their laptop and create their video in under an hour.

Identify Your Purpose Part of creating a compelling video content marketing strategy is having a solid understanding of your purpose before you sit down and create any video (or any other type of content, for that matter). If you have consigned a cow in an upcoming sale, maybe you want to help educate and answer any questions ahead of time to potential buyers. Or possibly another goal of a video would be to take a little extra time to highlight what makes a particular bull in your pasture unique. Devoting time to this first step will organize the rest of your video.

Center Your video Around The Story, Not The Sale

Photo courtesy of Claudia Davids

As breeders, the most effective marketing pieces we can produce are the ones that tell a story in which people can connect. Video can have a significant impact on the success of your ranch, herd, or sale consignment promotional campaigns. It serves as an effective way to build more satisfying and deeper relationships between you and your target audiences – whether that be inside or outside of the Texas Longhorn industry. It’s not too difficult to see why video is so popular these days. It’s an easy-to-digest format that gives our eyes a rest from the overabundance of textual information online. Furthermore, viewers retain 95 percent of a message when they watch it in a video, compared to 10 percent when reading it in text. And video consumption continues to grow - users view more than 42 | March 2020

There are mountains of sales clutter on the Internet that is aggressively annoying. Don’t let your brand be that guy. Instead, your video should be centered around the story and not the sale. Remember, the same rules that apply for written marketing apply for video marketing – concentrate on the value you’re providing, not the sale. Take Warby Parker’s “How Glasses are Made” video – a great example of storytelling; it focuses on the origins of the brand, their ethos, culture, and people to showcase their eyewear. Take those same lessons and apply them to your videos. If someone called you right now and said, “why do you love this cow in the upcoming sale,” what would you say? Video marketing opens up the chance to tell that story, to share why you became a breeder, and of

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By Jason Hartline

your experiences on the ranch with your cattle.

hands will have a hard time keeping entirely still, or not tire while the cow you are trying to capture is doing everything but being a graceful, majestic creature for the camera… you know exactly what I’m talking about. Finally, get a decent mic. Research an affordable microphone option for your device. The absolute best way to increase the production quality of your video is to have good audio.

Organize Your Video You’ve identified the purpose and goals of your video. Now, decide what you want to say and write it down. Use this as your guide of what to film. For example, if you want to say, “she’s very gentle,” get a shot of you hand feeding or petting your cow. If you’re going to include the fact a specific cow is a good mother, film a beautiful moment of her with her calf.

Don’t Break The Bank

Equipment It doesn’t need to cost an arm and a leg to start using video. You probably have the essentials in your pocket right now. The cameras on smartphones today are just as quality as expensive equipment. But sometimes, video content recorded on a smartphone just doesn’t meet your high-quality standards. For that reason, the next recommended step would be investing in a DSLR camera kit with an included lens. Depending on your needs, you may find yourself upgrading after a year or so, but this is a fantastic starting point that will give you a grounding in the necessary process of creating quality video content. The easiest way to distract from your video is to have shaky footage. Get a great tripod or stabilization device – even those with the most steady

Next, you will want to edit your video. If you have the budget to hire a quality video editor or marketing firm, go right ahead! If not, there are many free or affordable video editing options out there to help make the work easier for you. A quick Google search will point you in the right direction.

DSLR Cameras, Smart Phones, tablets, and Digital Video Cameras can all now take advantage of tripods to reduce blurriness.

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In an impersonal digital world, we’re craving connection and personality – and there’s enough personality in this industry to go around. We want to see and hear people in a real-life context - it’s meaningful. Watch other videos for inspiration, play around with options, and have fun with making videos. Remember, at the end of the day, you’re just out there sharing what you love.

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Longhorn Beef

By Myra Basham

Today’s Beef Market: More Than Nutrition and Taste If you’re marketing your beef to the public, whether via a farmer’s market or selling the animal pre-processing, your potential customers may ask a lot more than whether it tastes good and how much does it cost. Many Longhorn breeders may be well-versed in the nutritional qualities of their Longhorn beef, but how many are prepared to have a conversation about environmental sustainability or the impacts of beef production?

Websites or Facebook pages should have a video tour or photos talking about measures you’ve taken to keep your cattle naturally healthy and the land fruitful. No matter how small your acreage may be, there are always measures a concerned steward would take to help sustain the pasture they have or protect nearby water from runoff from your property. If you have no idea what those steps may be, simply search “beef cattle on small acreage” online and you’ll get a host of suggestions on preserving the land. No internet is not an Sustainability is defined by the Cambridge excuse.... your local county extension agent or college Dictionary online as: ag department will have a host of resources available • “the idea that goods and services should be and someone to talk to that is familiar with your area. produced in ways that do not use resources While the Longhorn industry as a whole tends to be that cannot be replaced and that do not damfocused on humane treatment and good stewardship, age the environment” or be prepared when your verbal statements of caring get attacked by a misinformed public. Treat their concerns • “the ability to continue at a particular level for as legitimate in today’s world and be prepared with sola period of time” id facts in words that they can relate to. Knowing what they’ve heard in the news or online can only better But wait, that only has to do with big ranches, right? prepare you, so always keep abreast of what the latest Not in the mind of the average consumer. There is a buzzwords and attacks on the beef industry are. huge disconnect in people’s mind regarding where Always remember that “a picture is worth 1,000 food comes from. If they hear negative press about inwords.” Have video footage or photos backing up that humane treatment or unhealthy living conditions they your claims are accurate and that the cattle you are often apply those in their mind to every aspect of an raising and the land you are utilizing is well-cared for. industry. While taking photos on bare dirt or concrete may be You have a natural advantage over grocery stores great to show off the animal down to the feet for potensimply because your consumer is often actively seektial breeding stock of ing a healthier and/or show animal buyers, local source for beef. beef consumers are When showing not looking to see if photos/video of your the animals have good property that shows feet. They want to grass growing, healthy know that they are on cattle grazing you are healthy grass and that another step ahead in they exude contentcovering the topic. ment and a healthy To be totally preappearance. pared for the nayIf you are not hapsayers or simply the py with environmencurious, read up on tal conditions on your sustainable beef and property and working measures you can take on how to fix them, on any size property to You see cattle being taken care of, but an uneducated beef consumer sees pens for confinement, little grass to eat and piles of manure, reinforcing negative media do not give in to the ensure you are not to- stories they’ve heard about livestock production. ID 34406801 © Ponytail1414 | Dreamstime.com temptation to run tally depleting your restock photos from an online resource, as the risk of sources. While all areas are subject to drought and perisomeone seeing the photos elsewhere in this digital age ods with little grass, have photos and videos on display is real and it will make them doubt your story. Show the that show the more abundant times. conditions present and let them know what steps you If you are truly a ranch that practices conservation are taking to correct the issues. You can update your vitechniques, especially when it comes to erosion, wasuals as improvements occur. Transparency is the key ter usage and naturally healthy grazing habits that keep to success in a world where consumers are leery. your cattle grassfed most of the year, include that information in whatever displays or materials you use in promoting your beef. 44 | March 2020

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Health

Deworming Cattle on Pasture Internal parasites (stomach and intestinal worms) COWS WITH CALVES rob cattle of important nutrients, reducing growth rate Yazwinski’s recommendation is to deworm cows and weight gains in young animals and hindering about calving time. “Use proper dose for the animal’s optimum production in all classes of cattle. Heavy inweight, either just before or just after she calves. This is fections create health problems. Worms are an added when a cow is most immunologically compromised,” stress and can make the host animal more vulnerable he says. The hormones and stress of parturition make to disease. It is important to deworm cattle at the proper her more vulnerable and this is when the worms will be times of year and eliminate egg-laying adult worms the most active in her system. before they have a chance to contaminate the pasture “This also makes the worms easier to kill because with a fresh supply of worm eggs--thus keeping reinmost of our drugs work best when worms are active fection to a low level. rather than dormant. We can hit them hard at a time Thomas Craig, DVM, PhD, Professor emeritus, Dewhen the animal needs to get rid of them, and she will partment of Veterinary Pathobiology at Texas A&M, milk better and breed back quicker. Most studies on desays the “best” time to deworm may vary, depending worming show that doing it at calving gives you more on climate. “Also, milk productionsuckling calves may -and a healthier, not be as adversely stronger, fasteraffected as weaned growing calf. You calves and yearget several indilings,” he explains. rect effects from “I think Osterdeworming the tagia (the brown mama cow,” he stomach worm) is says. Killing the the most important worms when they parasite in cattle, are most abunin most of North (left) Ostergia, the brown stomach worm. (right) Worm larvae in wet grass. dant and active in America. It’s the the cow will also only one that’s very important in adult cattle (because it halt most of the egg production and re-contamination continues to do well in the host even as the animal gets of pastures. older) and can be devastating to young animals, as well. WEANED CALVES Most of the other internal parasites that we see in cattle “Deworming at weaning is very beneficial. This is are not an issue in adults,” he says. when the young animal is most susceptible to getting a “By the time cows are 2 years old, they have develbig challenge with worms from pasture,” says Yazwinoped some resistance to most worms and have low ski. Weaning is a stress and the immune system is most numbers. When a cow is 4 or 5 years old she’s has oflikely hindered at that time, giving the worms the upper ten developed enough immunity to keep parasites at a hand for infecting the young animal. reasonable level or else she’s been culled from the herd “The calf is also shifting diet from milk to forage, and because she’s not doing well,” he explains. ingesting a lot more worms at a time when he is most It takes a while for immunity to develop, and we vulnerable. You want to knock out the worms he has usually don’t see clinical signs of worm infection bepicked up. If that animal stays on your place (such as cause the signs are subtle. “One of the main things the a replacement heifer), we recommend a spring/fall debrown stomach worm does to the host is reduce appeworming program,” he says. tite. If cattle don’t eat as much, they don’t do as well. “We have done a lot of studies on weaning age calves. An animal might look normal yet is not eating to its In those animals, Cydectin (moxidectin) still works well potential—and thus not milking quite as well or growin this age group on the ranch, even though some of ing quite as well,” says Craig. This is why deworming at the worms like Cooperia are becoming resistant to iverproper time of year might be helpful. mectin. After that animal gets treated a few times with Dr. Tom Yazwinski (Professor of Animal Science, ivermectin, you start to lose effectiveness of related deUniversity of Arkansas) says deworming issues and wormers, even Cydectin. timing will vary with region and climate, and some of BULLS the worms will also be different in different regions. “In “Bulls should be treated in the spring and fall, at the southern areas our major worms are Cooperia (an insame time you might be giving vaccinations. Also, in testinal worm), Ostertagia (brown stomach worm) and the spring and fall the worms won’t be dormant and the barber pole worm (Haemonchus). Regarding timless accessible to the dewormers. They will be active in ing, we usually deworm in the spring and fall.” 46 | March 2020

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By Heather Smith Thomas the spring and fall, no matter where you are. This will be about March in the south and May in the north, and October in the south and north. If you wait too long (such as April in the south) we are already starting to get arrested populations of worms—their seasonal inhibitions--when weather is getting hotter and drier,” explains Yazwinski.

GENERAL DEWORMING RECOMMENDATIONS The key is to deworm whenever it’s spring and fall in your own area. “Here in Arkansas, when pastures green up in the spring, we give the animals about 3 weeks on that new grass and then treat them. In the fall, we are usually coming out of a hot, dry summer. When we start to get some fall rain and cooler temperatures, pastures grow back. We give cattle 3 weeks on that ‘green-up’ pasture and then treat them,” Yazwinski says. This allows the worms that survived the winter and summer seasons to get into the animal, start to mature, and then you hit them just before they begin laying most of their eggs. This eliminate the surge of egg-laying that would re-contaminate the pastures. “Spring and fall is when we get tremendous spikes in egg production,” he says. “We advise deworming twice a year for replacement and mature animals. If animals are on pasture, they are getting worms. They may have a lot less worms on range pastures in the West where there may be one animal per 10 to 20 acres or more, but in the Southeast, the worms love it those pastures with lots of cattle,” he says. Regarding drugs to use, if you are deworming in spring and fall, when worms are active and not dormant, you can use nearly anything. “The worms are more vulnerable at that time,” explains Yazwinski. Avoid using generic drugs. “In several studies we’ve done, generics do not perform as well as the pioneer product.” If you are buying a cheaper drug to save money, you may be losing money because it isn’t working.

“There is no consensus among parasitologists regarding how often these young cattle should be treated, or how often we should rotate drug classes. My recommendation is that a rancher should stay on top of this issue and know which drugs work and which ones do not,” says Yazwinski. “You need a reliable set of scales for weighing the animals, so you can treat with the proper dose, and check weights after deworming, to see if your treatment is working,” he says. Even though the brown stomach worm (Ostertagia) is the most common across all age groups, yearling cattle are most often infected with high levels of Cooperia (small intestine worm). “In cows this is not an issue because they’ve developed immunity to Cooperia. After about 2 years of age, you don’t need to worry about Cooperia in cattle. In young animals, however, this is the main worm to deal with, and ivermectin doesn’t kill it like it did several years ago,” he says. “We see still see good results using the white dewormers (benzimidazoles) and moxidectin. With yearlings you might need to treat for Cooperia at times of year the brown stomach worm (Ostertagia) is dormant (a stage the white dewormers won’t get). In many instances you must target specific worm populations,” says Yazwinski. You have to know which worms you are dealing with, plus what those worms are doing during certain seasons—and this will determine your best choice of drugs.

YEARLINGS AND REPLACEMENT HEIFERS Many of these animals are on green pastures in a humid climate or irrigated pastures in a dry climate, and moisture conditions are perfect for worms. Another common scenario is calves coming off dry summer ranges where they are not exposed to worms, then put on green pastures that are heavily contaminated. A naïve calf has not had a chance to develop immunity, and is vulnerable to acquiring a heavy worm burden when exposed to high levels of worms.

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Affiliate News

AFFILIATE UPDATES There hasn’t been much news out of the north recently, after our November show at Agribition we haven’t had much activity. We would like to congratulate our Champions from Agribition as this was the first time in many years that we offered a World Qualifying Open Show. Here were our champions: Junior Champion-Sweet But Rowdy 59Double D Arena, Reserve Champion-OT Rattling Bonnie-One Tree Ranching.  Senior DEB LESYK Champion-Dancing Belinda 27-Double D Arena, Reserve Champion-Success on the PRESIDENT Line 98- Double D Arena. Mature Champion-OT Annie D- One Tree Ranching, Reserve 306-867-9427 Champion-OT Bonnie B-One Tree Ranching. Junior Champion Bull-Dances for the Ladies 69-Double D Arena, Reserve Champion-Knight Blade-DS Cattle Company. Senior Champion Bull-OT Win King Win- One Tree Ranching. Champion Steer-OT White Lightning-One Tree Ranching.   Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor-Double D Arena.  The full results will be available in the TRAILS.  We want to thank our judge Cody Himmelreich and our sponsors for the event.  New this year was our sponsor for the Medallions for Division Champions- Dr. Zen Zen Wines. We also need to recognize Daryl Swark for his donation of beautiful cutting boards for each of the Champions. We were so fortunate to have many class sponsors this year and there are too many to name. It was well sponsored and thank yous went out to many in the three prairie provinces. The Leather and Lace Jackpot followed the next day, seven yearling heifers competed for the trophy buckle sponsored by Trouw Nutrition. The four finalist were: Success on the Line 98-Double D Arena, Tulsa Time 28- Lone Rider Longhorns, 3K Foxy Gal 18Dry Country Longhorns and 3K Hopscotch-Dry Country Longhorns.  We thank Taylor Himmelreich for judging the heifer jackpot. We had one more special award trophy given to us by the Australian Affiliate and it went to our Mature Champion Female and that was given to One Tree Ranching for their entry OT Annie De. The Canadian affiliate was disappointed with the TLBAA membership’s vote to downsize the TLBAA Board and for us to lose our representation at the Board table.  We were pleased to see the DNA vote stay as an individual choice, as there had been very little work done with the membership outside of the US to discuss our costs, options or how our system might mesh with the US system. Planning for 2020 has begun, we are still finalizing our Spring Sale in Saskatoon for April 24th and 25th, there will be a yearling heifer jackpot attached to the sale and our sponsor from last year Trouw Nutrition has agreed to sponsor the trophy buckles for 2020. There are two other spring and summer events that members want to be involved with, and further information will be in our next report. Watch our website and our Facebook page for consignment forms and sale information.

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First, let me introduce myself; I am Nicky Adams of Colorado Springs, CO. My husband Fayne McDowell and I have been breeding Longhorns for about 10 yrs now. We got our start with 2 cows because Fayne is a UT grad and wanted some “bevos”. We have grown to over 30 in our herd now. The affiliate just had a meeting while attending the National Western Stock Show and I was elected the new affiliate president. We NICKY ADAMS also elected a new vice president, Jeff Widdows, and our Treasurer Lana Pearson and PRESIDENT Secretary Karen Richardson thankfully agreed to continue in those critical positions. WILDFIRERANCH@ELPASTEL.NET The National Western Stock Show had another successful year. We had over 70 entries, more than a year ago, including youth, haltered and open. The show was held in the “old stockyards” for the last time. By this time next year, the stockyards will be in a new location on the campus. We were thankful for our two judges, Kristopher Johnson from Wyoming who judged the youth show, and Deb Lesyk from Canada who judged the haltered and open show. We were really pleased to have some out of state exhibitors showing with us this year. Jeremy Robertson from Lubbock, Tx , Scot & Jodie O’Bryan from Belividere SD, and Tammy Delyea from Douglas WY. They all brought youth to show their animals and did well in the show standings. We had some special guests, Kayla & Weldon Lovejoy, from New Mexico with their “miniature longhorns” to show and then educate those of us who didn’t know much about the mini’s. We also a special event happen when one of Mr. Robertson’s cows had a calf on Thursday morning and then still showed in the haltered show on Friday; they are such a resilient breed of bovine! Lana Pearson showed her steer “Stockyard” this year. He was born in the “yards” 10 yrs ago! The weather for the stock show was outstanding! Both days of showing were in the 60’s in January, in Denver! We could not have asked for better weather. During the judging of the shows, we held a 50/50 raffle and raised more than $200 for the youth program and then received a very generous donation of another $100 to the program. We are always looking to embrace new members into our affiliate for the future. If you live in CO and raise Longhorn cattle, and would like some more information about the benefits of membership, please contact us through the website www MPTLA.org or your welcome to contact me at bearbabe56@earthlink.net (719)683-8173

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More NEW BREEDERS!! - Blake & Terry Batchelder came to the 2019 Top Hand Invitational Longhorn sale with the thoughts of adding some decoration to their horse pasture. They weren’t disappointed. Two of the sale lots immediately caught their attention. After their lively “family conference”, GORDON HOWIE buying the twin steers offered in the sale was their plan. PRESIDENT Once they were the successful bidders on the twins, they GKHOWIE@YAHOO.COM just could not stop. They also bought a nice female with calf at side. A new Longhorn breeder was born! Like so many new breeders, they caught the fever! They will be back for the 2nd Annual Top Hand Invitational Longhorn sale! New breeders and Longhorn enthusiasts provide growth in the industry and expand opportunities to sell YOUR Longhorns and expose YOUR program. That should bring hope to every Longhorn producer in the country. The GPTLA is working hard to promote the Longhorn breed and provide better marketing opportunities. These efforts are proving successful. The most obvious result is the significant number of new breeders in the Upper Midwest. These new breeders are a big part of the NEW and GROWING market in the Upper Midwest. Three of the events planned for 2020 are: • August 21 Regional Horn Measurement Competition • August 22 2nd Annual Top Hand Invitational Longhorn Sale • August 23 5th Annual World Qualifying Longhorn Show Forms and Information on these events can be downloaded at https://ghowie.com/longhorn-events. These events all take place at the Central States Fair, in Rapid City, SD. The GPTLA is also working to develop new markets for Longhorn Beef. Several breeders are experimenting and expanding their marketing efforts. We are determined to help breeders with effective and profitable market strategies. It would be great to have you join us (everyone can join). Annual membership dues are $25.00 for Active, $5.00 for Jr., or Lifetime membership $250.00. Please send a check for your membership, along with your name, address, phone and email address to Great Plains Texas Longhorn Association, 15372 Antelope Creek Rd, Rapid City, SD, 57703

GREAT PLAINS TEXAS LONGHORN ASSOCIATION

The Ark-La-Tex Texas Longhorn Breeders want to invite everyone to our events scheduled for 2020. Coming this month is our longhorn show in Beaumont, Texas on March 27th, at the Ford Expo Center. This show is associated with the YMBL South Texas State Fair. The post marked late deadline for entries is March 5th. Jim Reeves will be judging the Open Show and John TINA DUBOSE Oliver will be judging the TLBT Youth Show. This is a great show to qualify your animals for PRESIDENT World Show. TINADUBOSE10@GMAIL.COM New this year is our futurity. The Pineywood Heifer Futurity will take place the weekend of June 19, 2020, at the Angelina Expo Center in Lufkin, Texas. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Ark-La-Tex Scholarship fund. Futurity Chairs are Donnie Taylor and David Wars. It’s never too early to start planning for the fall show season. We have two great shows, which have continued to grow every year. Our Annual Fall Show at the Angelina Expo Center in Lufkin, Texas will be held from October 30th through November 1st. Proceeds from this event benefit our scholarship program. We will follow up with the State Fair of Louisiana Show in Shreveport, Louisiana on November 14th through the 15th. For more information about the upcoming events, go to our website www.arklatexlonghorns.com or check the TLBAA events calendar.

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SETLA would like to thank everyone who participated in our recent fund raiser. We were graciously donated a free turkey hunt on 2500 acres of privately owned property that featured new clear cuts, large stands of hardwoods, food plots and NEAL MARAMAN flowing creeks. We will be excited to use these funds PRESIDENT to help promote the Texas Longhorn breed here in the NSMARAMAN@GMAIL.COM Southeast. On another fund-raising note, with the success that we had last year doing our “Corral Panel Giveaway” fund-raiser, we plan on bringing it back this summer and selling chances to win another set of panels for your cattle operation. Make sure to “Like” us on Facebook to keep up with the giveaway dates and times that will be announced soon! Please also go ahead and mark your calendars for the weekend of May 21 - 24, 2020 to be with us again in Lexington, KY. Many SETLA members will be attending the Southeastern Winchester you to Deer Foot Ranch Futurity that weekend as well as the Hudson-Valentine Bluegrass Longhorn Auction. These were Thank for donating the hunt, as well as both great events last year and we expect nothing but the best again this year. It is a great time to accommodations! meet new friends and hang out with all of your old friends who love these cattle as much as we do. We hope that Spring has sprung for everyone in the Southeast and we are looking forward to planning a few weekend outings this year so please stay tuned via our Facebook page so that you do not miss any of the exciting things SETLA will be planning!

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ETLA has started the new year…. 2020 is was kicked off in Fort Worth at the annual Eddie Woods Cowtown Classic and Longhorn weekend in Fort Worth Texas.  We had a great showing from our youth division as well as open divisions. We would like to also thank Ms. Lana Hightower PRESIDENT for kind and generous donation KEITH DUBOSE EASTTEXASLONGHORNASSOCIATION@GMAIL.COM of such a magnificent steer calf G&L Hardtack, which was auctioned off during the Eddie Woods sale. We would like to thank Dr. Bill & Ms. Suzanne Trokildsen and Joe & Pam Wissel for the bidding and donating him back and to Steve & Victoria Frazier for completing the sale and helping to raise $2,800 for ETLA youth scholarship funds. ETLA was well represented with great showmanship and cattle The Oliver Longhorn team took home Youth Jr Champion Steer with OL Dusty Road shown by Jessie Oliver, who also received 4th place in Senior Division Showmanship. Wyleigh Oliver placed 4th in Junior Showmanship. Also, for the Oliver team was OL Vega receiving 1st in class 3 and OL Ignition in 1st for young bulls shown by Jessie Oliver. Caramel Cream in 6th place for class 4 shown by Wyleigh Oliver.  Adalyn Hamilton in Open show with HD Raider’s Pearl 4th place in class 4 heifer, R4 High Hopes 4th place in class 5 heifers, TL Tanman 2nd place class 29 bulls.  In youth show division ML Tuffy Dust 4th Place class 32 steers, ML Curious George 9th in class 33 steers, R4 High Hopes 5th place class 5 heifers, HD Raider’s Pearl 4th place class 4 heifers, and top 10 showmanship in Senior Division. -Rafter M Pure Country owned & exhibited by Kassidy Schwarz 1st place Class 31 steer -DF Scorpius Shown by Cassidy Daily 2nd place & Jr Reserve Steer -TH Blitzen’s Gus 1st in Class 33 Steer Senior Champion Steer & Grand Champion Steer Shown by Jaelyn Young -3G Painted Angel 15th class 3 heifer Kajun Kandy 13th Class 8 heifer G&L Sue Ellen 14 Class 11 cow/calf pair Shown in youth Division by Aaliyah Haslip  -Creamy Dreamsicle shown by Levi Sosbee 11th place in class 4 heifers youth division -Flying H Jazmin shown by Alyssa Brady 1st place class 2 youth heifers and 2nd place class 2 Open heifers. -77 Margaritaville shown by Naomi Reese 4th place in Class 11 youth heifers -Mark & Kim Hammack Flying H Ranch with Reserve Grand Champion Bull  ETLA longtime supporter and beloved member of our Longhorn family, Ms. Conni Collins gained her wings. Although she never owned any longhorn cattle of her own, she very rarely missed any opportunity to attend shows or events. You could always count on seeing her smiling face being in your corner no matter what. She loved the cattle and everything about them and was always willing to lend a hand. She will be greatly missed.

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I n M emoriam

Henry Tyson Leonard February 16, 1939 - January 15, 2020 Tyson Leonard, of Independence, VA, was born in Swainsboro, GA in 1939 to Elizabeth Tyson Leonard and P.D. Leonard, Sr and died of natural causes in Winston-Salem, NC on January 15, 2020, surrounded by family. His ancestors were early settlers of Emanuel County, GA and Davidson County, NC having descended from Valentine Leonard, the first Leonard to arrive in the NC piedmont. Tyson grew up on North Main St. in Swainsboro, where the family home was the center of much activity and Tyson was ‘well known’ throughout town. His childhood, as most of his life too, is full of many colorful stories, some of which are legendary! He was a standout athlete at Swainsboro High School, class of 1957, excelling in all sports, where he broke many records in track and football. Recruited by numerous colleges such as Alabama and Florida, he accepted a scholarship as a running back at Clemson where he studied agriculture and animal husbandry. He later played at Wofford before eventually joining his brother Mike at Troy State University. In 1961 Tyson played for the Atlanta semi-pro football team Atlanta Spartans. Later, returning to Swainsboro he and his brother Mike started Leonard Aluminum Utility Buildings in 1964. A few years later Tyson expanded the company to Winston Salem, where it grew to a multistate business later known as Leonard Buildings and Truck Covers. While in the triad, he met a young nurse, Sandra Phillips from Tryon, NC, who was working at Baptist Hospital and she became his loving wife for over 50 years. The headquarters later moved to Mt. Airy where he resided for many years before moving to his beloved farm on the New River in Independence, VA. Leonard Buildings and Truck Covers was sold in 2016. Leonard Farms became nationally known for raising Longhorn cattle. For many years it was the site of Longhorn sales attracting buyers from all over the country. Tyson was a well-known and respected member of the Longhorn Breeders Association of America. Aside from his Longhorn cattle, his other passion was golf. There are many stories about his golf antics that are somewhat legendary, and probably most are true! Tyson was a larger than life character that will be deeply missed by many. He was preceded in death by his parents, P.D. and Elizabeth Leonard, brothers R.M. “Dick” Leonard, Jim Leonard, H.M “Frosty” Leonard, Mike Leonard, P. D. “Pete’ Leonard, and sister Diana Ramsay. He is survived by his beloved wife of almost 50 years, Sandra P. Leonard, of Independence, VA, daughter Beth Leonard Glover, granddaughters Anna Pate Glover and Keyton Glover all of Winston Salem, NC and Savanna Smith of Galax, Va. Also, to cherish his memory are some of his closest nieces and nephews, Jimmy P. Leonard, Dr. Michael Leonard (Anitha), April Leonard Tegeler (John), P.D. “Trey” Leonard, III (Tina), Meredith Leonard, Jacob Tyson Leonard, “Baby” Elizabeth Tegeler, and Leela Leonard. He had a host of other nieces and nephews whom he cared for deeply. His sisters in law Carolyn Smith (Doug), June Leonard and Helen Leonard also survive. The number of dedicated Leonard Buildings and Leonard Farms employees, as well the many caregivers are too numerous to thank but the family is appreciative for each and every one of you. David O’Neil was a special friend and the family thanks you greatly for your dedication to the company and for your friendship. A celebration of life for Tyson was held at Moody Funeral Service, 206 W. Pine St. in Mt. Airy, NC on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020 with Rev. Jon Cawley officiating. Burial took place in the family plot at the Swainsboro, GA City Cemetery on Saturday Jan. 25, 2020 with the Rev. Jim Harrell officiating the graveside service. We ask that you send donations in Tyson’s memory to the Surry Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 981, Mount Airy, NC 27030.

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Tyson Leonard:

Lovin’ Longhorns Tyson Leonard won his first Longhorn in a card in Pennsylvania and he was “hooked by the horn”. He attended the Gilley Sale and purchased some more and met Paul Babington, future partner in the Blue Ridge Breeders Sale that the men, along with Ben Gravett would start in 1994 in Mount Airy, North Carolina. The rest is history. Leonard loved the cattle for their wild colors, their hardiness and ability to thrive, stating in a 2016 interview with Trails Magazine, that he looks at color. horn shape, and above all gentleness. He added with a laugh that basically if I like it, I’m going to buy it. In the 90’s Leonard said he went overboard with his love for Longhorns, growing his Paul Babington and Tyson Leonard at the herd to over 750 head. That 15th Annual Blue Ridge Breeders Sale. number decreased to 30 or 40 head when he was faced with health issues around 2000, but 2016 saw a rejuvenated Tyson Leonard & wife Sandra at the 1998 Blue Ridge Breeders Sale. Leonard hitting the sales again. He had the same passion, often being the volume buyer or buying the high selling lot. He admired the changes in Elizabeth Hudson, Tyson Leonard & Lorinda horn size, but maintained his Valentine. love for the unusual colors and horns and a desire to keep only gentle animals since he loved sharing Longhorns with his grandkids. Mention Tyson Leonard at a Longhorn gathering and you’re bound to hear a story or two. He impacted many Longhorn breeders Tyson Leonard & Cody Moore at the 2016 Hudson-Valentine Fort in the past and in the rising ranks of newer breeders as well. Worth Stockyards Sale

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Shows

By Randy Witte

Folks Love Longhorns In Denver Stock Show No doubt about it, Texas Longhorns have become an iconic symbol of Denver’s National Western Stock Show. They still lead the stock show parade through Denver’s financial district and they’re on display each day throughout the show. They play a part in the stock show’s Wild West Show and for several performances during the pro rodeo. That’s all in addition to the Longhorn show in Denver’s stockyards arena. But this past January a slightly new venue was added. Gary Lake, who ramrods the parade and cattle displays, decided to move the Silverado Ranch herd to the back side of the National Western coliseum for a few days. Folks flocked over there to see them up close—and the retailers manning booths in that area saw an uptick in their traffic and sales. Several retailers found Gary and thanked him for sharing the cattle. The 114th National Western ran January 11-26 and saw total attendance of 707,922 visitors. The Texas Longhorn show was held Friday and Saturday, January 24-25, and continues to be a qualifying show for Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America and International Texas Longhorn Association. The show opened with the youth halter classes, judged by Kris Johnson of Big Horn, Wyoming. Kris is a veteran showman at Denver, and his family has operated I M Bar Longhorns at the base of the Big Horn Mountains since 1995. In recent years he attended Clarendon College in Texas and was awarded a livestock judging scholarship, then went on to Texas Tech, working towards his degree in Natural Resource Management. He is president of the Wyoming Longhorn Association and serves on the TLBAA world show committee. Here are his placings in the youth division. Females born March through April, preceding calendar year: 1st, Belle Jewel 94, entered by Belle Longhorns, LLC, and shown by Mick Velazquez; 2nd, LJL Hot Shady Lady 911, entered by Belle Longhorns, and shown by Emma Grace Velazquez; 3rd, LL Voodoo Queen, entered by Kyla and Weldon Lovejoy and shown by Allison D. Lowrie. Females born January through February, preceding calendar year: 1st, Sanddollar Zoe’s Dream, entered by Robertson Cattle Co. and shown by Zoe Robertson; 2nd, High Class CP, entered by Robertson Cattle Co. and shown by Cole Robertson; 3rd, LL Big Nose Kate, entered by Kyla and Weldon Lovejoy and shown by Allison D. Lowrie; 4th, LL Marie Laveau, entered by Kyla and Weldon Lovejoy and shown by Jacob Daniel Lowrie. Females born September through December, second preceding calendar year: Sanddollar Lady JC, entered by Robertson Cattle Co. and shown by Cole Robertson. Females born May through August, second preceding calendar year: Sanddollar Pretty Pistol, entered by Robertson Cattle Co., and shown by Zoe Robertson. Females born January through April, second preceding calendar year: 1st, Rodeo Country, entered by Scot and Jodie O’Bryan and shown by Jimmie Gulbraa; 2nd, LL Second Love, entered by Kyla and Weldon Lovejoy and shown by Jacob Daniel Lowrie. Females born third preceding calendar year: 1st, Obryans Roan Thrill, entered by Scot and Jodie O’Bryan and shown by Jimmie Gulbraa. Senior Champion Female: Obryans Roan Thrill. Reserve: Sanddollar Pretty Pistol. Grand Champion Female: Sanddollar Zoes Dream. Reserve: Rodeo Thrill. HD Fireball, entered by Robertson Cattle Co., and shown by Zoe Robertson, was named Grand Champion Bull, and Obryans Jim Dandy, entered by Scot and Jodie O’Bryan, was named Reserve Grand Champion Bull. Grand Champion Steer: Cowboys Bubba, entered by Robertson Cattle Co., and shown by Zoe Robertson.

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In the Pee Wee division, Addie Belle Miller and Mick Velazquez both won first. Emma Grace Velazquez was first in the Junior (7-9 year-olds). Jimmie Gulbraa

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1. Grand Champion Steer in the non-haltered division was Optimus, owned by Stan Searle and Gary Lake. 2. This overview of the Longhorn show in Denver’s stockyards shows heavy equipment at work above and adjacent to livestock pens. The National Western is undergoing a multi-million-dollar rejuvenation 3 and expansion. 3. Youth judge Kris Johnson looks over a class at the 114th National 5 Western. 4. Grand Champion Heifer in the youth division was Sanddollar Zoe’s Dream, shown by Zoe Robertson of Robertson Cattle Company. 5. Grand Champion Non-Haltered Mature Cow at Denver was Windy Point Penelope (foreground) while the Reserve Grand Champion was Windy Point Anna Jamin (behind). Both cows are owned by Lana Pearson of Fowler, Colo., and the Reserve is out of the Grand Champion.

was first and Cole Robertson was second in the Intermediate (10-12 year-olds). Zoe Robertson was first, Allison Lowrie was second and Jacob Lowrie was third in the Teen (13-15 year-olds).

Miniature Longhorns That first show day included an exhibition of miniature Texas Longhorns, which were haltered and led into the arena by youth exhibitors. The cattle were brought by Weldon and Kyla Lovejoy, Hondo, New Mexico. At first glance, the cattle looked like young Longhorns—until one realized some of them were aged cows. Kyla explained that the small cattle are a result of selective breeding. Haltered Open Show The open haltered and non-haltered show was judged by Deb Lesyk of Outlook, Sask., Canada. Deb is a Region 1 director, and she and her husband have had Texas Longhorns since 1988. They run a small registered herd on their acreage. Here are her placings.

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Bulls born May 1-June 30, 2019: 1st, Belle Gunna B Salty, owned by Tammy Delyea, Douglas, Wyo.; 2nd, Belle Smooth Beau Duke, owned by Tammy Delyea; 3rd, WF Red Hot Ironman, owned by Nicky Adams and Fayne McDowell, Colorado Springs. Bulls born March 1-April 30, 2019: 1st, Jakes Lightning Strike, owned by Jill Walkenshaw, Elizabeth, Colo.; 2nd, Iron Patriot, owned by Stan Searle and Gary Lake, Monument, Colorado. Bulls born January 1-February 28, 2019: 1st, HD Fireball, owned by Jeremy Robertson, Lubbock, Tex.; 2nd,Obryans Jim Dandy, owned by Scot and Jodie O’Bryan, Belvidere, South Dakota. Champion Haltered Junior Bull: Belle Gunna B Salty, owned by Tammy Delyea, Douglas, Wyoming. Reserve Champion Haltered Junior Bull: HD Fireball, owned by Jeremy Robertson, Lubbock, Texas. Bulls born May 1-August 31, 2018: 1st, SC Gorilla Jubilee, owned by Mark Beringer, Bethune, Colorado. Bulls born January 1-April 30, 2018: 1st, Obryans White Legend, owned by Scot and Jodie O’Bryan, Belvidere, S.D.; 2nd, Windy Point Powhatan Boris, owned by Lana Pearson, Fowler, Colorado. Champion Haltered Senior Bull: Obryans White Legend, owned by Scot and Jodie O’Bryan, Belvidere, South Dakota. Reserve Champion Haltered Senior Bull: Windy Point Powhatan Boris, owned by Lana Pearson, Fowler, Colorado. Grand Champion Haltered Bull: Belle Gunna B Salty, owned by Tammy Delyea, Douglas, Wyoming.

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Texas Longhorn Breeders of Tomorrow

Presidents

Message

I hope everyone is doing well and is ready for our last few Stock Shows for the year. I love major shows so Houston has always been one of my favorites. It’s the big crowds and great competition that give me that feeling of excitement. In January, many of us folks in the Longhorn circuit had the privilege to hear a speech from Shelby Chachere. It was about appreciating our friends and family in the show circuit and not being so competitive that we begin to forget what really matters. TLBAA and TLBT, lets start focusing on boosting others up and helping others succeed. One day you might need a friend and these Longhorn folks are exactly what you might need. Let’s embrace these friendships and begin loving others just as Jesus would do. It’s our job to set an example for the little ones. As momma always said “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all”. Good luck this spring and safe travels my friends.

Gabby Curtis

TLBT MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: 1.) How old are you? I am 14 2.) How long have you been in the TLBT? I have been in TLBT for 3 years 3.) What is your favorite Longhorn show? My favorite Longhorn show is Decatur because it’s during Christmas which is my favorite holiday! 4.) What is your favorite Longhorns name and why is he/she your favorite? My favorite Longhorns name is Fireball and he is my favorite because he is so sweet and so pretty. 5.) Who is your role model? My role model is my dad. 6.) What do you thing the most important trait to look at in a Longhorn is and why? I think the most important trait to look at in a Longhorn is their conformation because if a cow doesn’t have good conformation it won’t be able to move around as well.

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7.) Why do you show Longhorns? I show Longhorns because I love Longhorns and the people that are involved with it. 8.) Who is your favorite actor/actress? My favorite actor is Patrick Dempsey because he is my favorite character on Greys Anatomy which is my favorite series on Netflix. 9.) If your school decided to add a restaurant to its cafeteria, what restaurant would you be the most excited about and eat at everyday? I would want my school to make a Chick-Fil-A because their chicken and french fries are really good. 10.) What is your dream vehicle? My dream vehicle is a Volkswagen Beetle. 11.) What do you do outside of the TLBT? Outside of TLBT I am a cheerleader at Shallowater High School and I am involved in the Shallowater FFA chapter.

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Special Thanks On behalf of the TLBT, we would like to thank Shelby Chachere for her wise words at the Fort Worth Stock Show. You have inspired and helped many of us.

Fun at Fort Worth!

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Show Results EDNA WINTERFEST POINTS ONLY

Haltered Bull Junior Champion: RHL DESPERADO, Kenn Harding and Tammy Tiner, COLLEGE STATION, TX

December 13, 2019

Haltered Bull Junior Champion Reserve: RB IRON SUN JSC, Rocking B Ranch, Lago Vista, TX

YOUTH FEMALE DIVISION

CLASS 3: 1. CK BEE’S BIT O HONEY, Emma Lucas, , 2. SO SPRINGFIELD’S RAIN, Chris Dommert, HOUSTON, TX CLASS 4: 1. MISS DOLLY NOT PARTON, Emma Lucas, , 2. SJ WINNIN’ JEWEL, Sara Jennings, ANGLETON, TX CLASS 5: 1. BAR 79 SMOKIN’ PHOENIX, Julia Salsbury, LEAGUE CITY, TX 2. CHOCOLATE PEARL, Libby Butterfield, , Youth Female Junior Champion: CK BEE’S BIT O HONEY, Emma Lucas, , Youth Female Junior Champion Reserve: MISS DOLLY NOT PARTON, Emma Lucas, , CLASS 8: 1. MINNIE PEARL LP, Emma Lucas, , 2. RB REECIE’S BUTTERCUP, Anson Rosales, PAIGE, TX CLASS 9: 1. SKH SHOWGIRL, Sara Jennings, ANGLETON, TX 2. CF CHERYL’S FAVORITE, Clarice Francis, ANGLETON, TX CLASS 10: 1. DISCOVERY MELODY C P, Sara Jennings, ANGLETON, TX 2. BRR DIXIE DELIGHT, Allison Schroeder, SPRING, TX CLASS 11: 1. CK BUZZ N BEE HAPPY, Emma Lucas, , 2. KETTLE’S AH-CHE-WA-WA, Libby Butterfield, , Youth Female Senior Champion: CK BUZZ N BEE HAPPY, Emma Lucas, , Youth Female Senior Champion Reserve: MINNIE PEARL LP, Emma Lucas, , Youth Female Grand Champion: CK BUZZ N BEE HAPPY, Emma Lucas, , Youth Female Grand Champion Reserve: CK BEE’S BIT O HONEY, Emma Lucas, ,

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CLASS 18: 1. ROCKY AGCIN 921, Chris Dommert, HOUSTON, TX CLASS 19: 1. IRON KETTLE 99, Libby Butterfield, , 2. RHL DESPERADO, Julia Salsbury, LEAGUE CITY, TX CLASS 20: 1. RB IRON SUN JSC, Preslie Havins, LEANDER, TX CLASS 21: 1. ANCHOR T DESTROYER, Chris Dommert, HOUSTON, TX Youth Bull Grand Champion: IRON KETTLE 99, Libby Butterfield, , Youth Bull Grand Champion Reserve: RB IRON SUN JSC, Preslie Havins, LEANDER, TX

YOUTH STEER DIVISION

CLASS 26: 1. BUCKAROO IRON’S HERCULES, Libby Butterfield, , 2. DOUBLE S DRAG, Ellie Rice, SPRING, TX CLASS 27: 1. DUNN MADE YOU LOOK, Bailey Wolf, WILLIS, TX 2. RB REAGEN SLATE, Anson Rosales, PAIGE, TX Youth Steer Junior Champion: DUNN MADE YOU LOOK, Bailey Wolf, WILLIS, TX Youth Steer Junior Champion Reserve: BUCKAROO IRON’S HERCULES, Libby Butterfield, , CLASS 30: 1. DUNN ROAD TRIP, Kyrah Schanbachler, CLEVELAND, TX 2. CK TATTOO’S ROCKET, Madison Schroeder, SPRING, TX CLASS 31: 1. SJ CAPTAIN HOOK, Sarah Buentello, STAFFORD, TX CLASS 32: 1. SCOOBY DOO PRIME, Emma Lucas, , 2. DL HIGH ALTITUDE, Hannah Daniels, SEGUIN, TX CLASS 33: 1. PECOS STAR 2, Alexis Buentello, STAFFORD, TX 2. CROCKETT 2NR, Chris Dommert, HOUSTON, TX Youth Steer Senior Champion: SCOOBY DOO PRIME, Emma Lucas, , Youth Steer Senior Champion Reserve: PECOS STAR 2, Alexis Buentello, STAFFORD, TX Youth Steer Grand Champion: SCOOBY DOO PRIME, Emma Lucas, , Youth Steer Grand Champion Reserve: PECOS STAR 2, Alexis Buentello, STAFFORD, TX

EDNA WINTERFEST December 14, 2019 OPEN HALTERED FEMALE DIVISION

CLASS 3: 1. BZB SHABOBBIN, Brown’s Longhorns, SAN ANTONIO, TX 2. SRR JUNE BUG, Kyrah Schanbachler, CLEVELAND, TX CLASS 4: 1. MISS DOLLY NOT PARTON, John R. Randolph, SMITHVILLE, TX 2. SJ WINNIN’ JEWEL, Sara Jennings, ANGLETON, TX CLASS 5: 1. CHOCOLATE PEARL, John R. Randolph, SMITHVILLE, TX 2. KETTLE’S GINGER SNAP, Angela & Darrell Bivens, WEBSTER, TX Haltered Female Junior Champion: MISS DOLLY NOT PARTON, John R. Randolph, SMITHVILLE, TX Haltered Female Junior Champion Reserve: CHOCOLATE PEARL, John R. Randolph, SMITHVILLE, TX CLASS 8: 1. MINNIE PEARL LP, John R. Randolph, SMITHVILLE, TX CLASS 9: 1. HLR HIGH CALIBER LADY, Keith and Marcia Hagler, TAYLOR, TX 2. SR BJ, Rocking B Ranch, Lago Vista, TX CLASS 10: 1. MAGADOON’S DREAMER, Thurmond Longhorns, ADKINS, TX 2. BRR DIXIE DELIGHT, Blossom Ridge Ranch, ATHENS, TX CLASS 11: 1. CK BUZZ N BEE HAPPY, Brett & Teresa Krause, THRALL, TX 2. KETTLE’S AH-CHE-WA-WA, John R. Randolph, SMITHVILLE, TX Haltered Female Senior Champion: CK BUZZ N BEE HAPPY, Brett & Teresa Krause, THRALL, TX Haltered Female Senior Champion Reserve: MINNIE PEARL LP, John R. Randolph, SMITHVILLE, TX Haltered Female Grand Champion: CK BUZZ N BEE HAPPY, Brett & Teresa Krause, THRALL, TX Haltered Female Grand Champion Reserve: MINNIE PEARL LP, John R. Randolph, SMITHVILLE, TX CLASS 16: 1. BLUEBELLE 1/16-1, Logan Daniels, SEGUIN, TX Haltered Mature Female Champion: BLUEBELLE 1/16-1, Logan Daniels, SEGUIN, TX

OPEN HALTERED BULL DIVISION

CLASS 22: 1. ROCKY AGCIN 921, Agave Blue GTX Farm, LLC, GEORGETOWN, TX 2. BZB GIZMO, Brown’s Longhorns, SAN ANTONIO, TX CLASS 23: 1. RHL DESPERADO, Kenn Harding and Tammy Tiner, COLLEGE STATION, TX 2. IRON KETTLE 99, Andrew Wilson, Houston, TX CLASS 24: 1. RB IRON SUN JSC, Rocking B Ranch, Lago Vista, TX 2. R4 JR, Brown’s Longhorns, SAN ANTONIO, TX

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CLASS 27: 1. BZB BUSTER, Twisted W Longhorns, LEANDER, TX 2. ANCHOR T DESTROYER, Don Burrows, LEAGUE CITY, TX Haltered Bull Senior Champion: BZB BUSTER, Twisted W Longhorns, LEANDER, TX Haltered Bull Senior Champion Reserve: ANCHOR T DESTROYER, Don Burrows, LEAGUE CITY, TX Haltered Bull Grand Champion: BZB BUSTER, Twisted W Longhorns, LEANDER, TX Haltered Bull Grand Champion Reserve: RHL DESPERADO, Kenn Harding and Tammy Tiner, COLLEGE STATION, TX

FREE FEMALE DIVISION

CLASS 3: 1. RHL AMELIE, Kenn Harding and Tammy Tiner, COLLEGE STATION, TX 2. PEARLS ON FIRE, John R. Randolph, SMITHVILLE, TX CLASS 4: 1. TANYA NOT TUCKER, John R. Randolph, SMITHVILLE, TX 2. RHL PATRICIA, Kenn Harding and Tammy Tiner, COLLEGE STATION, TX CLASS 5: 1. RHL HOPE, Kenn Harding and Tammy Tiner, COLLEGE STATION, TX 2. RHL GRACE, Kenn Harding and Tammy Tiner, COLLEGE STATION, TX Free Female Junior Champion: RHL HOPE, Kenn Harding and Tammy Tiner, COLLEGE STATION, TX Free Female Junior Champion Reserve: TANYA NOT TUCKER, John R. Randolph, SMITHVILLE, TX CLASS 9: 1. CHERRY SNAP, John R. Randolph, SMITHVILLE, TX 2. SNAP CRACKLE POP, John R. Randolph, SMITHVILLE, TX CLASS 10: 1. ABOVE AND BEYOND, John Marshall, LLANO, TX 2. UL MINI PEARL, Troy Unger, CEDAR PARK, TX CLASS 11: 1. BRR BECCA’S TUFF MISS, John Marshall, LLANO, TX 2. BRR BELLA CASCARONES, Matt Vizza, SAN ANTONIO, TX Free Female Senior Champion: CHERRY SNAP, John R. Randolph, SMITHVILLE, TX Free Female Senior Champion Reserve: SNAP CRACKLE POP, John R. Randolph, SMITHVILLE, TX Free Female Grand Champion: CHERRY SNAP, John R. Randolph, SMITHVILLE, TX Free Female Grand Champion Reserve: SNAP CRACKLE POP, John R. Randolph, SMITHVILLE, TX CLASS 16: 1. CF CRYSTAL FIND, Clarice Francis, ANGLETON, TX 2. KETTLE’S CHOCOLATE CHIP, John R. Randolph, SMITHVILLE, TX CLASS 17: 1. SKH CHILI POWDER, Julia Salsbury, LEAGUE CITY, TX 2. BRR BELLA ROSETT’S TRIAL, Matt Vizza, SAN ANTONIO, TX CLASS 18: 1. CWR PEARL RIVER, Troy Unger, CEDAR PARK, TX CLASS 19: 1. BRR BELLA MONA LISA, David Vizza, II, BULVERDE, TX 2. CR TOTEM’S PLUM GORGEOUS, Cactus Rose Longhorns, EDNA, TX Free Mature Female Champion: BRR BELLA MONA LISA, David Vizza, II, BULVERDE, TX Free Mature Female Champion Reserve: SKH CHILI POWDER, Julia Salsbury, LEAGUE CITY, TX

YOUTH FEMALE DIVISION

CLASS 3: 1. ECR SJ VIXEN’S REMINGTON, Sara Jennings, ANGLETON, TX 2. SO SPRINGFIELD’S RAIN, Chris Dommert, HOUSTON, TX CLASS 4: 1. MISS DOLLY NOT PARTON, Emma Lucas, , 2. AMR LADY FREEDOM 90/9, Libby Butterfield, , CLASS 5: 1. CHOCOLATE PEARL, Libby Butterfield, , 2. KETTLE’S GINGER SNAP, Emma Lucas, , Youth Female Junior Champion: MISS DOLLY NOT PARTON, Emma Lucas, , Youth Female Junior Champion Reserve: CHOCOLATE PEARL, Libby Butterfield, , CLASS 8: 1. MINNIE PEARL LP, Emma Lucas, , CLASS 9: 1. HLR HIGH CALIBER LADY, Chris Dommert, HOUSTON, TX 2. SKH SHOWGIRL, Sara Jennings, ANGLETON, TX CLASS 10: 1. DISCOVERY MELODY C P, Sara Jennings, ANGLETON, TX 2. HD SUNNY D, Libby Butterfield, , CLASS 11: 1. 2NR JEST A PRINCESS, Chris Dommert, HOUSTON, TX 2. CK BUZZ N BEE HAPPY, Emma Lucas, , Youth Female Senior Champion: 2NR JEST A PRINCESS, Chris Dommert, HOUSTON, TX Youth Female Senior Champion Reserve: MINNIE PEARL LP, Emma Lucas, , Youth Female Grand Champion: MISS DOLLY NOT PARTON, Emma Lucas, , Youth Female Grand Champion Reserve: CHOCOLATE PEARL, Libby Butterfield, ,

YOUTH BULL DIVISION

CLASS 18: 1. FSR SIR CHARMS A LOT, Julia Salsbury, LEAGUE CITY, TX 2. ROCKY AGCIN 921, Chris Dommert, HOUSTON, TX CLASS 19: 1. IRON KETTLE 99, Libby Butterfield, , 2. RHL DESPERADO, Julia Salsbury, LEAGUE CITY, TX CLASS 20: 1. RB IRON SUN JSC, Preslie Havins, LEANDER, TX 2. R4 JR, Tristan Decker, DRIFTWOOD, TX CLASS 21: 1. BZB BUSTER, Kyrah Schanbachler, CLEVELAND, TX 2. ANCHOR T DESTROYER, Chris Dommert, HOUSTON, TX Youth Bull Grand Champion: IRON KETTLE 99, Libby Butterfield, , Youth Bull Grand Champion Reserve: RB IRON SUN JSC, Preslie Havins, LEANDER, TX

YOUTH STEER DIVISION

CLASS 26: 1. BUCKAROO IRON’S HERCULES, Libby Butterfield, , 2. RAFTERM MIDNIGHT PATRIOT, Clarice Francis, ANGLETON, TX CLASS 27: 1. BZB COSMO, Tristan Decker, DRIFTWOOD, TX 2. DUNN MADE YOU LOOK, Bailey Wolf, WILLIS, TX Youth Steer Junior Champion: BZB COSMO, Tristan Decker, DRIFTWOOD, TX Youth Steer Junior Champion Reserve: BUCKAROO IRON’S HERCULES, Libby Butterfield, , CLASS 30: 1. CK TATTOO’S ROCKET, Madison Schroeder, SPRING, TX 2. DUNN ROAD TRIP, Kyrah Schanbachler, CLEVELAND, TX CLASS 32: 1. SCOOBY DOO PRIME, Emma Lucas, , 2. DL HIGH ALTITUDE, Hannah Daniels, SEGUIN, TX CLASS 33: 1. TETON SIOUX, Kyrah Schanbachler, CLEVELAND, TX 2. CROCKETT 2NR, Chris Dommert, HOUSTON, TX Youth Steer Senior Champion: SCOOBY DOO PRIME, Emma Lucas, , Youth Steer Senior Champion Reserve: TETON SIOUX, Kyrah Schanbachler, CLEVELAND, TX Youth Steer Grand Champion: SCOOBY DOO PRIME, Emma Lucas, , Youth Steer Grand Champion Reserve: TETON SIOUX, Kyrah Schanbachler, CLEVELAND, TX

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Attention Show Chairs!

TROPHY STEER DIVISION

Results are published once official results are received and verified as correct in the HORNS show management system. Please submit your official results to the TLBAA office as soon as possible to avoid a delay in being published in Trails Magazine and to ensure points are kept current. Please feel free to submit champion/Reserve Champion photos as well. Candids may be submitted to myra@tlbaa.org and may be used based on space available.

CLASS 1: 1. TETON SIOUX, Jodie Ging, YOAKUM, TX 2. PECOS STAR 2, Alexis Buentello, STAFFORD, TX CLASS 2: 1. BZB BRUISER, Twisted W Longhorns, LEANDER, TX 2. JKG MR. AMERICA, Jodie Ging, YOAKUM, TX Steer Junior Champion: BZB BRUISER, Twisted W Longhorns, LEANDER, TX Steer Junior Champion Reserve: TETON SIOUX, Jodie Ging, YOAKUM, TX CLASS 5: 1. FRED 3, Jodie Ging, YOAKUM, TX CLASS 6: 1. V BAR DURANGO, Rebecca Vizza, BULVERDE, TX Steer Senior Champion: V BAR DURANGO, Rebecca Vizza, BULVERDE, TX Steer Senior Champion Reserve: FRED 3, Jodie Ging, YOAKUM, TX Steer Grand Champion: V BAR DURANGO, Rebecca Vizza, BULVERDE, TX Steer Grand Champion Reserve: BZB BRUISER, Twisted W Longhorns, LEANDER, TX

National Western Stock Show - continued from pg.55 Reserve Grand Champion Haltered Bull: Obryans White Legend, owned by Scot and Jodie O’Bryan Belvidere, South Dakota. Heifers born May 1-June 30, 2019: Drop On Over, owned by Kenny Richardson, Greeley, Colorado. Heifers born March 1-April 30, 2019: 1st, Jakes Dove, owned by Jill Walkinshaw, Elizabeth, Colo.; 2nd, FCL Gasoline Alley, owned by Kenny Richardson, Greeley, Colo.; 3rd Belle Jewel, owned by Tammy Delyea, Douglas, Wyo.; 4th, Emotional, owned by Stan Searle and Gary Lake, Monument, Colo.; 5th LJL Hot Shady Lady, owned by Tammy Delyea; 6th, WF Miss Red Ryder, owned by Nicky Adams and Fayne McDowell, Colorado Springs. Heifers born January 1-February 28, 2019: 1st High Class CP, owned by Jeremy Robertson, Lubbock, Tex.; 2nd Sanddollar Zoe’s Dream, owned by Jeremy Robertson. Champion Haltered Junior Heifer: High Class CP, owned by Jeremy Robertson, Lubbock, Texas. Reserve Champion Haltered Junior Heifer: Sanddollar Zoe’s Dream, owned by Jeremy Robertson. Heifers born September 1-December 31, 2018: 1st, Sanddollar Lady JC, owned by Jeremy Robertson. Heifers born May 1-August 31, 2018: 1st, Sanddollar Pretty Pistol, owned by Jeremy Robertson. Heifers born January 1-April 30, 2018: 1st, LJL Hot Latigo, owned by Tammy Delyea, Douglas, Wyo.; 2nd, Rodeo Caroline, owned by Scot and Jodie O’Bryan, Belvidere, S.D.; 3rd, Rodeo Country, owned by Scot and Jodie O’Bryan; 4th, Darlene, owned by Tammy Delyea. Heifers born 2017: Obryans Roan Thrill, owned by Scot and Jodie O’Bryan. Champion Haltered Senior Heifer: Sanddollar Lady JC, owned by Jeremy Robertson, Lubbock, Texas. Reserve Champion Haltered Senior Heifer: Sanddollar Pretty Pistol, owned by Jeremy Robertson. Grand Champion Haltered Heifer: High Class CP, owned by Jeremy Robertson, Lubbock, Texas. Reserve Grand Champion Haltered Heifer: Sanddollar Zoe’s Dream, owned by Jeremy Robertson.

Haltered Mature Cows

Mature females born 2013-2016: 1st, FCL Black Eyed Gypsy, owned by Kenny Richardson, Greeley, Colo.; 2nd, Jammin Dancer, owned by Kenny Richardson. Mature females born 2012 and before: 1st, FCL Kerosene, owned by Kenny Richardson; 2nd, FCL Gypsy Queen, owned by Kenny Richardson. Grand Champion Haltered Mature Cow: FCL Kerosene, owned by Kenny Richardson, Greeley, Colorado. Reserve Grand Champion Mature Cow: FCL Gypsy Queen, owned by Kenny Richardson.

Non-Haltered Show The non-haltered show began at noon the next day, leading off with heifer classes. Heifers born May 1-June 30, 2019: 1st, Top Gal, owned by Jeff and Jordan Widdows, Johnstown, Colorado. Heifers born March 1-April 30, 2019: 1st, Windy Point Sylvie, owned by Lana Pearson, Fowler, Colo.; 2nd, SC Shadow Girl, owned by Mark Beringer, Bethune, Colo.; 3rd, Smokin Beast, owned by Russell Freeman, Yoder, Colo.; 4th, Molly Doll, owned by Randy and Marsha Witte, Peyton, Colorado. Heifers born January 1-February 1, 2019: 1st, Windy Point Pasiley Boris, owned by Lana Pearson, Fowler, Colorado. Champion Non-Haltered Junior Heifer: Windy Point Sylvie, owned by Lana Pearson, Fowler, Colorado. Reserve Champion Non-Haltered Junior Heifer: Windy Point Pasiley Boris, owned by Lana Pearson.

Heifers born September 1-December 31, 2018: 1st, CB Fancy Fox, owned by John and Darlene Nelson, Wellington, Colo.; 2nd, Pretty Dragon, owned by Russell Freeman, Yoder, Colo.; 3rd, CB Piropos, owned by John and Darlene Nelson; 4th, CB Li’l Anna, owned by Nelsons. Heifers born May 1-August 31, 2018: WF Merlot, owned by Nicky Adams and Fayne McDowell, Colorado Springs; 2nd, Savy Firecracker, owned by Randy and Marsha Witte, Peyton, Colo.; 3rd, HB Lucky Anna, owned by Katie Belle Miller, Calhan, Colorado. Heifers born January 1-April 30, 2018: 1st, Gunnin Annie, owned by Randy and Marsha Witte, Peyton, Colo.; 2nd, Hot Sierra, owned by Barbara Fillmore, Elbert, Colo.; 3rd, Windy Point Annika Buddy, owned by Lana Pearson, Fowler, Colo.; 4th, Cat’s Meow, owned by Randy and Marsha Witte; 5th Piper 810, owned by Barbara Fillmore; 6th, Fire Charmer, owned by Russell Freeman, Yoder, Colo.; 7th, J.R. Baca, owned by Justin and Melanie Miller, Rama, Colorado. Heifers born 2017: 1st, Epoxy, owned by Russell Freeman; 2nd, Clear Gizzy, owned by Stan Searle and Gary Lake, Monument, Colo.;l 3rd, Playin‘ Games, owned by Stan Searle and Gary Lake; 4th, Windy Point Patsy, owned by Lana Pearson, Fowler, Colo.; 5th, PG Miss Aussie, owned by Nicky Adams and Fayne McDowell, Colorado Springs; 6th, CB Angel Molly’s Hope, owned by John and Darlene Nelson, Wellington, Colorado. Champion Non-Haltered Senior Heifer: Epoxy, owned by Russell Freeman, Yoder, Colorado. Reserve Champion Non-Haltered Senior Heifer: Clear Gizzy, owned by Stan Searle and Gary Lake, Monument, Colorado. Grand Champion Non-Haltered Heifer: Epoxy, owned by Russell Freeman, Yoder, Colorado. Reserve Grand Champion Non-Haltered Heifer: Clear Gizzy, owned by Stan Searle and Gary Lake, Monument, Colorado. Females born 2016: 1st, Windy Point Anna Jamin, owned by Lana Pearson, Fowler, Colo.; 2nd, CB Adelita, owned by Jeff and Jordan Widdows, Johnsontown, Colorado. Females born 2012 and before: 1st, Reneger, owned by Russell Freeman, Yoder, Colo.; 2nd, Fancy Shootin’, owned by Stan Searle and Gary Lake, Monument, Colo.; 3rd, PCC Go Go Boots, owned by Stan Searle and Gary Lake; 4th, Winning Caliber, owned by Russell Freeman, Yoder, Colo.; 5th, Pacific Brook, owned by Russell Freeman. Mature Non-Haltered Grand Champion Cow: Windy Point Anna Jamin, owned by Lana Pearson, Fowler, Colorado. Mature Reserve Grand Champion Non-Haltered Cow: Windy Point Penelope, owned by Lana Pearson. Bulls born April 1-June 30, 2019: Windy Point Calvin, owned by Lana Pearson; 2nd, Committed, owned by Russell Freeman. Bulls born January 1-March 31, 2019: 1st, SC Blizzard’s Pride, owned by Mark Beringer, Bethune, Colorado. Champion Non-Haltered Bull: SC Blizzard’s Pride, owned by Mark Beringer, Bethune, Colorado. Steers born January 1, 2018-July 31, 2019: Popatop, owned by Marlene Reynolds, Yoder, Colo.; 2nd, WF Double Stufft, owned by Nicky Adams and Fayne McDowell, Colorado Springs. Steers born 2016 and 2017: WF Cowboy Brew, owned by Nicky Adams and Fayne McDowell; 2nd, Triple Crown, owned by Barbara Fillmore, Elbert, Colo.; 3rd, CH Gypsy Cowboy, owned by Craig and Catherine Harrison, Timnath, Colorado. Steers born 2014 and 2015, Optimus, owned by Stan Searle and Gary Lake, Monument, Colorado. Steers born 2013 and before: Windy Point Stockyard, owned by Lana Pearson, Fowler, Colorado. Champion Non-Haltered Steer: Optimus, owned by Stan Searle and Gary Lake.

The 2021 National Western Stock Show is scheduled January 9-24.

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Advertising Index —A— AA Longhorns....................................... 37, 60 A & S Land & Cattle.....................................61 Anderson, Frank Jr. and III...........................8 Arch Acres.................................................... 60 Astera Meadows..........................................62 —B— Bar H Ranch................................................. 60 Beadle Land & Cattle.............................8, 60 Bennett Longhorn Cattle Co......................8 Big Valley Longhorns................................. 60 Bentwood Ranch.................................. 13, 62 BPT Longhorns..............................................8 Broken Spur Ranch..................................... 11 Buckhorn Cattle Co................................... 60 Butler Breeders......................................... 8-9 Butler Breeders Online Futurity..................9 Butler Museum..............................................9 —C— Caballo Bravo Longhorns......................... 60 Cedar View Ranch...................................... 60 Champion Genetics....................................47 Christa Cattle Co...........................................8 Circle Double C Ranch............................ IFC CP Longhorns..............................................19 Crazy Cattle Co...........................................61 —D— Dalgood Longhorns......................................8 Danley Cattle, Inc................................. 18, 27 DCCI Equipment.........................................53 Diamond C Ranch...................................... 60 Diamond Q Longhorns..............................61 Dickinson Cattle Co...................................BC DK Longhorn Ranch.................................. 60 Double A Longhorns................................. 60 Doug Hunt Longhorns...............................62 —E— El Coyote Ranch............................................ 1 —F— Farr Cross Longhorns...............................IBC FHR Longhorns........................................5, 61 Flying D Ranch.............................................61 Flying Diamond Ranch.............................. 60 —H— Helm Cattle Co............................................61 Hicks Longhorns...........................................8 Hickman Longhorns...................................62 Hubbell Longhorns................................... IFC

— I— ITTLA Futurity...............................................29 —H— Hudson Longhorns.......................................2 Hudson/Valentine Auctions........................3 Husky Branding Irons.................................53 —J— Jack Mountain Ranch.................................62 J.M.R. Cattle Co...........................................61 J.T. Wehring Family Ranch........................62 —K— King, Terry.................................................... 60 Kourtis Family Farms LLC...........................61 —L— Legends Longhorn Sale & Futurity....... 40-41 Lightning Longhorns..................................62 Little Ace Cattle Co.......................................8 Lodge Creek Longhorns........................... 60 Lone Wolf Ranch.........................................61 Lowrie, Allison & Jacob..............................18 Lucas Ranch................................................ 60 —M— McLeod Ranch...............................................9 Middlecreek Farms......................................25 Millennium Futurity.............................. 32-33 Moose Willow Longhorns........................ 60 Moriah Farms...............................................61 —N— Northbrook Cattle Company....................61 —O— Oliver Longhorns.........................................61 —R— R 3 Hilltop Ranch.................................. 43, 61 Rio Vista Ranch..............................................9 Roberts Longhorns.......................................9 Rockin Hil Longhorns................................ 60 Rockin I Longhorns.....................................62 Rocking P Longhorns...................................9 Rocky Mountain Longhorns.................... 60 Rolling D Ranch.......................................... 60 Ross Ranch Horns.......................................61 Running Arrow Longhorns........................47 —S— Safari B Ranch............................................. 60 Sand Hills Ranch......................................... 60 Singing Coyote Ranch...............................62 Southeastern Wincheter Futurity............. 31 Spring Creek Farms.......................................9 SS Longhorns...............................................61 Star Creek Ranch.........................................62 Struthoff Ranch............................................62

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MARCH 6-7 • Cattle Baron Premier Longhorn Sale & Winchester Futurity, Navasota, Texas. Rick Friedrich 713-305-0259, Rick@RiverRanchLonghorns.com or www. TLBGCA.com. MARCH 13-15 • NTLBA Spring Show, Hopkins County Civic Center, Sulphur Springs, TX. Entry deadline 2/26/20. Contact John Oliver 972-268-0083, joliver210@yahoo.com or Brenda Oliver 972-268-0031, boliver84@yahoo.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth, Youth Points Only, Miniatures & Trophy Steers. MARCH 14 • Pineywoods Marketing Longhorn Sale, West Auction Barn, West, TX. Contacts: Keith DuBose (979) 277-2161 or kwdubose@gmail.com; Russell Fairchild (254) 4853434 or fairchildranch@yahoo.com; Joel Lemley (325) 668-3552 or jlem@camalott.com. MARCH 14 • Rodeo Austin, Travis County Expo Center, Austin, TX. Contact Kathy Bruner, kathy@therockingbranch.com or 512-689-8624. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth, Miniatures & Trophy Steers. MARCH 20-21 • Texas Longhorn Legacy Sale, Grapevine, TX. Contact Chase Vasut, chasevasut@yahoo.com or Bear Davidson, beardavidson@ymail.com. MARCH 27-29 • OTLA Spring Shoot-Out, Payne County Expo Center, Stillwater, OK. Entry Deadline March 8, 2019. Contact David Edwards at 918-557-0364 or dledwards. texaslonghorncattle@gmail.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free, Trophy Steers, & Youth. MARCH 28 • 42nd B&C Spring Sale, Grand River Livestock Barn, Tina, MO. Sale auctioneers: Shawn & Bill Sayre. Contact: Shawn 660-734-8782 MARCH 27 • YMBL South Texas State Fair, Ford Arena, Beaumont, TX. Contact Jessica Wade at 903-948-5194 or dubosejessica@yahoo.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. MARCH 28 • Texoma Spring Classic, Overbrook Stockyards, Overbrook, OK. Sale hosts: Bob & Pam Loomis, Dale Hunt & Sherrill Caddel, and Chris & Christina Clark. Contact Dale Hunt at 402-214-4851.

AUGUST 7-9 • The Source Summer Showdown, presented by Kubota and Pinnacle Logistics. Will Rogers Memorial Complex, Fort Worth, TX. www.TheSourceCattle.com TheSourceCattle@gmail.com, Ryan Culpepper - 940-577-1753 AUGUST 21 • Regional Horn Measurement Competition, Central States Fair, Rapid City, SD. Scot O’Bryan (605) 344-2263 or Gordon Howie (605) 381-3998. AUGUST 22 • 2nd Annual Top Hand Invitational Longhorn Sale, Central States Fair, Rapid City, SD. Scot O’Bryan (605)344-2263 or Gordon Howie (605) 381-3998. AUGUST 23 • 5th Annual World Qualifying Longhorn Show, Central States Fair, Rapid City, SD. Scot O’Bryan (605) 344-2263 or Gordon Howie (605) 381-3998.

APRIL 2020 APRIL 10-11 • 7th Annual Blue Ridge Longhorn Sale, Contact Bubba Bollier at bollier7572@yahoo.com or 325-247-6249. APRIL 17-18 • Cherry Blossom Sale, Culpepper, VA. Bear Davidson (540) 687-0050/ beardavidson@ymail.com or Chase Vasut (512) 917-8654. APRIL 24-26 • Great Western Trail Days, Goree Expo Center, Coleman, TX. Contact Ashlee Miller, slickrockdesigns@gmail.com, (325) 669-2292 or Catherine Morris, morriscatran@taylortel.net, (325) 829-9219. Qualifying Haltered, Trophy Steers, Youth & Youth Points Only. APRIL 24-26 • STLA Spring Show, Rockdale show moved to LLANO in 2020! – John L. Kuykendal Event Center, Llano, TX. Sandi Nordhausen, 512-750-1350, sandi.nordhausen@ gmail.com or Merrilou Russell, 361-781-4221, mrcactusgirl13@gmail.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free, Youth (x2) & Points Only Youth. Haltered Trophy Steers. Miniatures.

OCTOBER 2020 OCTOBER 1-3 • TLBAA Horn Showcase, Lawton, OK. Pam Robison 817-625-6241 or pam@tlbaa.org OCTOBER 1-3 • Tulsa State Fair, OK Ford Dealers Arena, Tulsa, OK. Contact David Edwards at 918-557-0364 or dledwards.texaslonghorncattle@gmail.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free, Youth & Trophy Steers. OCTOBER 2-4 • East Texas State Fair, Tyler, TX. Entry Deadline Aug. 27th. Enter online at etstatefair.com. John & Brenda Oliver 972-268-0083 or joliver210@yahoo. com. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth, Trophy Steers. OCTOBER 16-18 • STLA Llano Longhorn Show, Llano, TX. Entry Deadline Oct. 9. Sandi Nordhausen 512-750-1350 / sandi.nordhausen@gmail.com, Bubba Bollier 325-247-6249 bollier7572@yahoo.com or Merrilou Russell, 361-781-4221, mrcactusgirl13@gmail.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free, & Youth. Trophy Steers, Miniatures. OCTOBER 17 • Loomis / Hunt Longhorn Production Sale, Overbrook Stockyards, Overbrook, OK. Contact Dale Hunt at 402-214-4851

MAY 2020 MAY 1-2 • Red McCombs Fiesta Sale, Johnson City, TX. Alan & Teresa Sparger 210445-8798 or dodgeram52@yahoo.com. www.redmccombslonghorns.com MAY 1-3 • TLBGCA Spring Show, Miracle Farm, Brenham, TX. Entry Deadline April 22nd. Stephen Head 979-549-5270 or headshorns@hotmail.com. Qualifying Haltered & Youth, Trophy Steers, Miniatures. MAY 7-9 • Millennium Futurity, Somervell Expo Center, Glen Rose, TX. Entry forms available at www.millenniumfuturity.com. Christy Randolph 713-703-8458 or lpinesranch@aol.com MAY 22-23 • Hudson-Valentine Bluegrass Classic Sale & Futurity, Lexington, KY. Lorinda Valentine (270) 996-2046 or panthercreekranch@att.net. For more info, visit www.hudsonvalentineauctions.com

JUNE 2020 JUNE 12-13 • The Oregon Trail Sale, Dundee, Oregon. Scott Picker 503-572-5656, Scott@aspencreeklandscaping.com. JUNE 19 • Great Northern Cheesehead Longhorn Futurity, 5D Ranch, Gresham, WI. Dan Huntington (715) 853-7608 or Ali Mast (715) 495-4369. JUNE 19-20 • Pineywood’s Futurity, Angelina Expo Center, Lufkin, TX. Donnie Taylor (936) 414-1401, 4tlonghorns@gmail.com or David Wars (936) 404-2116. www.arklatexlonghorns. JUNE 20 • Great Northern Longhorn Classic Sale, 5D Ranch, Gresham, WI. Dan Huntington (715) 853-7608 or Ali Mast (715) 495-4369.

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SEPTEMBER 2020 SEPTEMBER 5 • 23rd Butler Breeder’s Invitational Sale, Lockhart, TX. Kaso Kety 985674-6492 or Michael McLeod (361) 771-5355. SEPTEMBER 11-12 • East Coast Longhorn Futurity and Sale, Culpepper, VA. Bear Davidson (540) 687-0050/beardavidson@ymail.com or Chase Vasut (512) 917-8654 SEPTEMBER 11-12 • Struthoff Deep In The Heart Of Texas Sale, San Antonio, TX. Lynn Struthoff (219) 473-7768, Josie Struthoff (210) 601-3464 or Lori McCarty (817) 991-8825. SEPTEMBER 18-19 • Hudson-Valentine Fort Worth Stockyards Longhorn Auction, Fort Worth, TX. Lorinda Valentine (270) 996-2046 or panthercreekranch@att.net. For more info, visit www.hudsonvalentineauctions.com SEPTEMBER 26 • 42nd B&C Fall Sale, Grand River Livestock Barn, Tina, MO. Sale auctioneers: Shawn & Bill Sayre. Contact: Shawn 660-734-8782.

OCTOBER 30-NOV. 1 • Ark-La-Tex Annual Fall Show, George H. Henderson Jr. Exposition Center, Lufkin ,TX. Contact Jessica Wade, 903-948-5194 or dubosejessica@yahoo.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free, Youth, and Miniatures.

NOVEMBER 2020 NOVEMBER 14 • Texas Longhorn & Ranch Horse Fall Select Sale, Crossroads Centre, Oyen, AB. Ron Walker, 403-548-6684, Cell 403-528-0200, walkersu7texaslonghorns@gmail.com, www.walkerslonghorns.com NOVEMBER 14 • State Fair of Louisiana, Fairgrounds, Shreveport, LA. Entry deadline 10/10/20. Contact Jessica Wade at 903-948-5194 or dubosejessica@yahoo.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free, Youth, and Trophy Steers. NOVEMBER 20-22 • Kaufman Police Association Longhorn Show, Henderson County Fairgrounds, Kaufman, TX. Entry deadline Oct. 31st. Joel Norris, (972) 533-4945 or joel1983@embarqmail.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. Trophy Steers & Miniatures.

Affiliates: Please submit a completed show application to pam@tlbaa.org in order to have your TLBAA World Qualifying show listed. All other events, sales, field days or other activities may email your information directly to myra@tlbaa.org.

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March 2020 Texas Longhorn Trails Magazine  

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March 2020 Texas Longhorn Trails Magazine  

The Official Publication of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America