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Texas Longhorn Trails

March 2013

Texas Longhorn Trails (817) 625-6241• (817) 625-1388 (FAX) P.O. Box 4430 • Fort Worth, TX 76164 E-Mail:


Editor in Chief:

Laura Standley •

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VOL. 24 NO. 12

MARCH 2013

Contributing Editor: Henry L. King Advertising:

Troy Robinett •

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Rick Fritsche •

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Graphic Design & Production:

Myra Basham, Art Director • Ext. 108 •

Multi-Media Designer/Photographer:

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Regional Correspondents


Feature Article:


Longhorn Weekend ..................22-29

Officers & Directors ........................5 Chairman Letter ..............................6 News On The Trail..........................35 TLBT Update ................................36 In Box........................................38-39 Affiliate News ..........................40-41 In The Pen ......................................44 Memoriams ....................................44 Movers & Shakers ........................45 Herd Management..........................46 Ad Index ........................................55 Just For Grins ................................55 Save the Date ................................56

Articles: Breeder Spotlight-Hal Meyer ..........12 Breeder Profile: Star Creek Ranch By Henry King ............................18-21 Affiliate Princess Results ................29 Warts-A Common Skin Problem In Young Cattle By Heather Smith Thomas ..................32 Triple T Showmanship Clinic ........47

Sales, Shows & Tours: Premier Heifer/Prime Cow Sale 24-25 Fort Worth Stock Show ............26-28

About the Cover: A gathering of fellow Longhorn breeders and friends came to Fort Worth,Texas for Longhorn Weekend. The event was filled with meetings, a banquet, a heifer/cow sale and a cattle show. This cover celebrates the coming together of TLBAA members for the year 2013.


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

Office Staff

President/CEO: Mike Coston • Ext. 104

Office Manager: Rick Fritsche • Ext. 107 •

Show & Sales: Pam Galloway • Ext. 106 •

Registrations: Dana Coomer • Ext. 116 • Rick Fritsche • Ext. 107 •

Accounting: Donna Shimanek • Ext. 121

Adminstrative Assistant/Receptionist: Ext. 100

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TLBAA Regions


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

Secretary: Robert Richey • (325) 942-1198

Executive Vice Chairman: Jim Rombeck • (620) 257-5247

Treasurer: John Parmley • (281) 541-1201

1st Vice Chairman: David Roberts • (573) 406-9869

Director: Tom Smith • (616) 293-0977

2nd Vice Chairman: L.D. McIntyre • (308) 750-8384

Director: Bernard Lankford • (817) 341-2013


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Jim Rombeck

Robert Richey

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Craig Perez

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TIM MILLER* 1995-1998

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BOB MOORE* 2003-2005

JOHN T. BAKER 1988-1990

JOEL LEMLEY 2006-2007

J.G. PHILLIPS, JR.* 1969-1971 WALTER B. SCOTT 1971-1973 JAMES WARREN 1973-1975 J.W. ISAACS* 1975-1977

Steven Zunker

JOHN R. BALL 1979-1980

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Dr. Harlan Ritchie

Dr. Bill Able

Marshall Ruble

Dr. Charles McPeake

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March 2013


From the Chairman of the Board It is truly an honor to have been elected by the TLBAA Board of Directors to serve as Chairman of the Board this past January. I want to personally thank Bernard Lankford for the leadership and time he invested last year in doing work in numerous areas. As we begin a new year, we need to continue to build on what was started last year. We will stay focused in the early part of 2013 on the “Big 3”; solidifying our financials, the CEO transition, and upgrading our infrastructure/organization. This focus will help us carry on with our mission in a robust way to preserve, promote and grow the Longhorn breed and TLBAA. I would like to thank those board members who moved off the board this past January, for their years of service and the time they spent on various projects and events. We welcome the new board members as they join us, providing new energy and fresh ideas. We look forward to working with you in taking the TLBAA to the next level. Your TLBAA board of directors is dedicated and committed to the TLBAA and serving its members. The board will be focused on continuing the process of getting our own house in order. The TLBAA is priority #1. We are a business, and we need to operate like a successful business does, grounded by our articles of incorporation, following our by-laws and guided by our purpose and mission. The TLBAA has the capacity to be a successful and thriving organization. If we will embrace our purpose and mission, support our CEO, develop and follow a strategic short term and long term plan, we will experience growth. If we strive for better communication with the membership, affiliates and the industry, be flexible and adaptable to change, we will thrive. And if we become proactive in our thinking, operate in a positive and professional manner and have FUN along the way, we will see success. We all have a role to play in this endeavor. If we will all work together, have mutual respect and trust for each other, keep honesty and integrity at the forefront of all that we do, we will succeed. Clearly we cannot be all things to all people. So let’s stay focused on what we do best. You cannot have a successful organization without excellent leadership. Our new CEO, Mike Coston, under the board’s direction, will play a leading role in moving us forward on all 3 fronts. I can tell you he is prepared for the challenge and is knee deep in tackling the “Big 3” as we speak. We must all rally around and support Mike in every way we can. We have a transition team currently working with Mike to help facilitate this change as it will require time and patience on everyone’s behalf. This is going to be a major boost for the TLBAA and is long overdue. Our infrastructure (building project, organizational structure, finances, people, communication, processes, systems and procedures) needs to be reviewed and upgraded. This is to ensure we have a solid foundation to help further our mission and objectives to preserve, promote and grow the Longhorn breed and TLBAA. Outside of the “Big 3”, the two other key areas that emerge as needing attention and action are our committees and affiliates. These two groups are tremendous assets to further the progress of the breed and the TLBAA and have been under-utilized in the past. Getting membership more involved and connected with active and thriving committees and affiliates is key. No one person can do all the work that goes on behind the scenes, so we need each member to get involved. Regarding Committees in 2013: 1. We will review all of our committees to identify what committees we do have, who is on them, who is active and what the committee’s purpose and status is. 2. In 2013, the officers will play a more active role in their liaison responsibilities with their respective committees to ensure the committee or group is getting the support they need and communication with the board is clear. 3. We need YOU, the member who has a passion for the project/event, desire to serve, and are knowledgeable in the area the committee represents, to volunteer. 4. Contact Mike or any board member if you have interest in serving on a committee. Our Affiliates are an excellent resource as well. Mike will be contacting each affiliate president to find out what they need and how we can support them. We have a great opportunity to cross-pollinate with committees and affiliates to generate new ideas and new opportunities. As we gain traction on the “Big 3”, this will enable the TLBAA to be more efficient and effective, and we will begin to experience positive momentum. Work is underway on numerous other events and projects for the year including our new home for the TLBAA offices, the World Show, Horn Showcase, youth events and the TLBAA 50th anniversary planning for the 2014 celebration. I am very optimistic about the future of the TLBAA. We will keep you updated on the progress of various projects and events as they unfold. We seek your input, patience and support as we move forward. It is going to take all of us working in concert to take this organization to the next level. Let’s continue to move in the direction of what we can do, not allowing the past to determine our future but focusing on going forward with optimism and excitement. And let’s not forget to have a lot of FUN along the way. Sincerely,

Todd McKnight


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JACK MOUNTAIN RANCH - HAL & BETTY MEYER Jack Mountain Ranch is located at the edge of the Texas Hill Country, saddled between Dripping Springs and Wimberley, about 1 one hour west of our state capital, Austin, Texas. Betty and I, and our Ranch Manager, Richard Chewning, welcome you to learn a bit about us, our ranch, and our Texas Longhorn stock. Our background is about as far from cattle, Longhorns Longhorns and ranching as one could expect. Betty was born and raised in Austin and I call Taylor, Texas City and Austin as my home grounds. We have been married 43 years in June, 2013. We have 2 children: Stephanie and husband Cole, with son’s Beckham and Baxter; and Dustin and wife Sophia, with daughter Mattie, and son, Max. After purchasing the ranch in the Spring of 1998, we quickly named it Jack Mountain Ranch, due to including the highest point in Hays County, Jack Mountain. When you stand on Jack Mountain, you can see Wimberley, Dripping Springs, and Devil’s Backbone bordering Canyon Lake to the South. The prior owner raised a few commercial cows over the years. And going back from the late 70’s until the late 80’s, the ranch actually was a Longhorn cattle operation. When we purchased the ranch, little did we know that we had a Ranch Manager in waiting. This is where Richard Chewning comes in. The owner in those years, Mel McDougle, raised Longhorns where he featured herd sires like Superior, Barron Classic, and the YO Texas Jack son, Plum Beautiful. The breeding program centered on Butler, Texas Ranger JP, and WR bloodlines. Mel was closely affiliated and friends with Dewitt Meshell and consequently built a very strong Butler herd through his influence. Our previous residence was in Austin and we spent many weekends and holidays working on the ranch…..cutting cedars, clearing land and pastures, watching the deer population grow. Richard proposed a lease with us, so he could continue a commercial cattle operation. Over the first couple of years, Richard shared some of the history of the ranch and how Longhorns fit into the history of the ranch we purchased. In 2000 and 2001, the commercial operation ceased and we decided to move into registered Texas Longhorns. Other than watching Bevo and the Texas Longhorns play in the big stadium in Austin, Betty and I knew very little about actually ranching Longhorn livestock. Other than their large horns and colorful patterns, our knowledge of the history of the Longhorn was just beginning. Why did we get into Longhorns? The animals are beautiful, diverse, colorful, exciting to watch, perfect match for the ranch and family, and a great way to start a hobby as gentleman rancher. Not sure what we were doing, we started out slow with a few Longhorn cows and a bull. From 2002 through 2009, we learned about the Longhorn industry, leading animals in the breed, and the many breeders in the Central Texas area, the state of Texas and beyond. So, we made our initial purchases from fellow neighbor and longtime Longhorn breeder, HC Carter, as well as making some buys at the Red McCombs Fiesta Sale. Our first bull was HCC Rebel Blos-


som and a cow by the name of Miss Orbit. We also picked up a young steer we named Ricky. Miss Orbit and Ricky still lumber around the ranch as they are both as old as the hills around us. We purchased Coach Redmac, as well as some young Butler stock out of the Robert King breeding program and thus started the straight Butler arm of Jack Mountain Ranch. We purchased the Phenomenon son, Cordero, for our blended program which proved to be very successful. Over the years, we participated in numerous sales including the Red McCombs Fiesta Sale, the Butler Breeders Invitational, and have sold numerous cows private treaty. In 2008 we initiated an AI program featuring Farlap Chex, Peacemaker 44, and Sledgehammer to name few, which we continue today at the ranch using proven bull genetics in both the blended and the straight Butler programs. Over the last several years we have invested in elite Longhorn genetics featuring JR Grand Slam, Hunts Command Respect and Overwhelming Toro 585, We have purchased excellent quality Longhorns that show conformation, horns, color and strong maternal instincts, to raise the next generation of Longhorns on Jack Mountain Ranch. In 2013 we are introducing RVR Deacon, out of the Concho 24 and Selena Butler RK44. Deacon comes out of the Elmer and Susan Rosenberger breeding program. We purchased Deacon from Andrew Menzies of the MCA Ranch here in Dripping Springs to compliment the Butler program at Jack Mountain Ranch. Deacon brings an outstanding pedigree top and bottom that includes VJ Nestor and VL Tommie and the outstanding Oneil 2 cow. We are excited about the future this addition brings to Jack Mountain Ranch and our Butler herd. We are featuring several outstanding cows in their prime as we move into 2013 for our blended Longhorn program. Here are just a few notables. We are excited to have LLL Maxi Belle that we purchased from Donnie and Marilyn Taylor of 4T Longhorns. Maxi Belle has placed in the top 5 in multiple shows during the Fall of 2010. She is a Maximus ST daughter with JR Grand Slam and Gunman on the top. Renegade Lady EOT 961 (Renegade 19/5 x EOT Outback Lady) joined us at the ranch from Mike and Debbie Bowman and brings outstanding genetics with J.R. Grand Slam and Gunman on the top, coupled with Boomerang C P and Overlord C P on the bottom. We also feature Grande Reputation SL (JP Rio Grande x Stars Across Texas) from Keith Spears breeding. Grande Reputation is an outstanding JP Rio Grande daughter again with JR Grand Slam and Gunman on the top, with PCF Smoke Jumper and Overlord C P on the bottom. All our young cows are in their prime; they bring color, conformation, excellent pedigrees, horn development and horn measuring at the 70”+ mark. All of this serves as a strong foundation for the future at Jack Mountain Ranch. We are reorganizing and overhauling our website and we are targeting March 1, 2013 to have it done. So stay tuned for the rest of the Longhorns at Jack Mountain Ranch. We hope we have provided a picture of our Longhorns. As we grow and develope the Longhorn program here at Jack Mountain Ranch, we will continue to focus on quality, growth and heritage. We have learned to study the breed and its pedigrees closely to ensure our program is invested in these traits. The breeders and families we have met have been fantastic…..always willing to listen, always willing to help out, always willing to answer your questions. Thank you and it is a pleasure and an honor to be associated with Longhorn breeders. We look forward to a bountiful 2013. Texas Longhorn Trails

March 2013



got involved in sailing. I opened another clinic in Nassau and operated that one until 1994.” While operating her clinics in the Nassau Bay area, Darlene raced sailboats extensively. “I raced sailboats for 15 s s most years,” she said. “I did a lot of sailing in Texas citizens know, there Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico; is a lengthy history of anI did a cross-Atlantic delivery – tipathy between Texas A&M brought a boat back from Finland; “Aggies” and the University of Texas did some long distance sailing, too. “Longhorns.” This being the case, when John It’s a lot of fun and a big adventure, Parmley suggested to Darlene Aldridge that By Henry King too, but it can be very traumatic. she buy a Longhorn, the prospect met with When we brought that boat back negativity nurtured from her years as an from Finland, we actually sailed Aggie. through two hurricanes. That Texas A&M University had changed from was something I’d never experienced before. Good memories – but an all-male school prior to her matriculation, and she was in the I wasn’t especially enjoying it then!” third class that included women in the College of Veterinary MedAfter all those years of sailing she decided to return to her roots icine. By the time the Longhorn purchase suggestion arose, she had with horses. “I bought a horse and got interested in team penning. earned her DVM, had successfully owned and operated two small I sold my practice and went into various entrepreneurial businesses animal practices, had sold those and experienced a successful career for a while. I bought and refurbished homes and sold them, and as a real estate investor. then for a while I worked for a computer company based in Phoenix, AR.”


Darlene Aldridge

After many moves with her father’s career with Phillips Petroleum Company, including four years in Venezuela, Darlene’s family settled in Alvin, TX. “My dad was a cowboy at heart and he hauled me and my horse to high school rodeos, horse shows, play days and drill team practice when I was growing up,” Darlene reminisced. Horses and cows had been part of her upbringing, and her love of animals influenced her decision to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Her love of the ocean and sailing influenced her desire to remain close to the Gulf Coast. “I was in the third class that accepted women in the College of Veterinary Medicine,” said Darlene. “I completed one year pre-vet work at another college because A&M didn’t accept women, then my second year Texas A&M began accepting women. I was admitted in the undergraduate program of veterinary medicine for my second year of college and then the third year I was accepted in the veterinary school. A&M started a trial program – vet school is a fouryear program - but they started a trial three-year program in which students went year round, summers included. The three year program started the year I got in and ended the year I got out. I graduated high school in 1965 and graduated from veterinary school in ’70, five years later, with my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.” “I worked for another doctor for two years after graduation and opened my first clinic in 1973” she continued. “It was about 1985 when I sold that practice and moved to Clear Lake – that’s when I


John Parmley John grew up in the Houston-Cypress area and has lived there his whole life. His family has been in the Houston area all along and has been a part of the Salt Grass Trail Ride that kicks off the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. The idea for the Salt Grass Trail Ride came in January, 1952, when the Mayor of Brenham, TX, Reese Lockett, had been asked to serve as Arena Director for the Rodeo again. Lockett had been complaining of bad flying weather on a trip to the Orange Bowl game in Florida. Having been grounded several days until the weather cleared, he had said, "I'll never make another trip where I can't ride home on my horse." One of his buddies joked that he would have to ride his horse to Houston to officiate at the rodeo, which some other friends seized upon as being wonderful publicity for the Houston Fat Stock Show (as it was then known). Early next morning, Reese got a long distance call: "The newspapers have promised publicity, Pat Flaherty will film the ride for television, and Emil Marks will go along with his chuckwagon." Reese Lockett, Pat Flaherty, E.H. Marks (founder of Marks Longhorns, one of the basic “seven families”), and John Warnasch left Brenham on January 30th, with the LH7 chuck wagon, following the pioneer trail to Houston. Thirteen other persons joined the group along the way. In 1953, 80 people made the ride; in 1954, 800; in 1955, 1300; in 1956, more than 1400. Texas Longhorn Trails

The success of the Salt Grass ride spawned about a dozen other trail rides with approximately 4,000 riders, culminating at Houston for the stock show. These annual rides have now developed into what is said to be the largest organized horseback movement to take place in modern times. The rides are timed each year to publicize the opening of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. John’s dad was one of the early supporters of the Salt Grass Trail Ride. The eighth wagon, the “Lazy 8,” was formed by eight members of the Harris County Sheriff’s Posse. At the time, John’s dad, Dude Parmley was the Captain of the Posse. Dude Parmley served as Trail Boss for the Salt Grass Trail from 1973-1975. John was in his first trail ride when he was three years old, and he has been in every one since except for the years of his military service. “John has served in various positions for the Salt Grass Trail Ride,” said Darlene, “Route Boss, Chief of Scouts, various positions – but he’s the Wagon Boss this year.” The seven-day trail ride rolls in February, then during the rodeo, John drives his team of Belgian horses in the Grand Entry. His team and wagon appears in every Grand Entry of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. “His family has been involved in the Salt Grass Trail Ride, I think 55 years now,” said Darlene. “So John grew up with horses his whole life, too. He was actively involved in trail rides, team penning and stuff, so it was just a chance occurrence that we met each other, but it was the greatest thing that ever happened to me.” “When John and I first started dating, John’s dad had a couple of big Texas Longhorn steers and I had admired these steers, just seeing them in the pasture. One day John said to me, ‘When we get married and get our place, we need to get a couple of Texas Longhorn steers.’ And I, being a graduate of Texas A&M – Longhorns are a bitter rival – said, ‘John, why would I want to raise Longhorn cattle?” And he said, ‘No, you’ve just got to know them; they’re really neat animals – you’ll really enjoy them if you have some.’” “I decided I’d surprise him with a Longhorn for Christmas. I didn’t know anything about them, where to get one or anything else, but in talking to one of my horseback friends, they said the YO Ranch had Longhorns. So that was when I started investigating and discovered the YO – I didn’t even know about it before hand – I called and set up an appointment.” “I had a girlfriend that went with me and we concocted a story for our husbands that we were going to take our horses and go up and ride at the Bandera Park, which we did, but we also went to the YO Ranch and picked out this heifer-- I just picked her out on color -- I didn’t know anything about breeding or pedigrees or anything like that. We backed the trailer up to their load out chute and that heifer came flying out and up into the slant load trailer carrying our two horses. She didn’t stop until she reached the front wall March 2013

of the trailer. Right under the horses! The eyes on those horses got as big around as saucers! But they kept their heads and never kicked the calf.” “The heifer was just weaned and hadn’t been handled very much. The ride home was an adventure but we made it.” Darlene left the calf with her friend and her friend’s son halter-broke the heifer. “At Christmas, Annie and George came over to the house to have dinner with us. They brought the heifer and tied it to the front porch, rang the doorbell and hid. I made John go answer the door and he was absolutely speechless at seeing this Longhorn heifer tied to the porch.” “It was a real fun beginning adventure, and that’s how we got started with it. Right away we decided you can’t have just one so we got a couple more and then I got addicted to them, and as they say, the rest is history.”

John’s Work “John’s father was the Chief Electrical Inspector for the City of Houston for thirty years,” noted Darlene. John and his brother Steve each went into the electrical contracting business. John worked for Fisk Electrical Contractors; he was supervisor during the construction of the Texas Commerce Towers, which is the tallest building in the southwest. After he finished that job, he decided he didn’t want to work for somebody else the rest of his life, so he formed the company JSP Services, Inc., which is the electrical contracting company he has now. They do commercial electrical work in retail spaces in malls, restaurants, retail stores, office buildings, medical centers: just any commercial electrical work. With projects and crews ongoing throughout the metro Houston area, John may put upwards of 400 miles on his pickup some days.” Working on the ranch is a major stress-reliever for John. “There’s nothing he likes more on the weekends,” said Darlene, “than to get on his tractor and mow the pasture or clear brush; the ranch work to him is so relaxing. He would rather spend his weekend just tinkering and working around the ranch. A lot of times when I go to sales and events, people will say ‘Is John here this weekend?’ and I’ll say no, he’s having too much fun on his bulldozer or his tractor or whatever. He has to drive so much during the week that the last thing he wants to do on a weekend is get back in a truck and drive three hours to a sale or show. It’s not that he doesn’t enjoy going to those events, it’s just that sometimes he has to take a break.” “He goes to a lot of events with me; he always goes to the Horn


Star Supreme Credit Showcase, the Premier Heifer Sale – the big events. I used to try to make most of the West sales and things like that – to me it was as much a social event as it was to actually go up there to buy a cow. But for John, he can relax more if he can just stay home and do something on the ranch. He doesn’t relax by just sitting down and drinking a cup of coffee or having a cocktail in the evening. There’s nothing about John that relaxes that way – he relaxes more by doing a different kind of work. I’ve never met a person in my life that is as much a workaholic as he is. I have trouble just getting him to sit down and eat a meal.” “He loves to keep this place in tip-top shape – he loves for the grass to be mown, the maintenance to be done; he likes to keep his tractors clean and well-maintained. It is amazing the amount of work he can get done in a day. For him, what is relaxing is work not necessarily related to his electrical contracting business. He tells me, ‘If I could just stay here and work around the ranch, that’s the happiest I could be.’” “As far as the ranch is concerned, we have a division of labor. I love to work with the cows; I do all my pregnancy checks, the ultrasounds; we have a strict herd health program, and because I am a veterinarian, I maintain a brucellosis and tuberculosis certified free herd. I like to keep my heifers measured frequently, I love to take pictures of my cattle, and update my website. My primary focus is the cattle – working the cattle, measuring the cattle, vaccinating the cattle, ultrasounding the cattle. His primary focus is the ranch maintenance; he loves to keep the place mowed, keep the fences fixed, keep the equipment clean, keep the barn area clean. He likes to do the ranch work and I like to do the cattle work.” “We are great partners and we have a great division of labor. Although we help each other in both areas, we each have areas we enjoy, and we focus on those areas.”

Longhorn Program “When we first got started with our Longhorn program,” Darlene revealed, “since I had a veterinary background, I thought artificial insemination was a good way to get started. The first heifer we got, FCF Black Gold Riata, was the first one I AI’d. I started purchasing semen from bulls all over the country – bulls whose progeny I was interested in. Up until about 2006, I’d say about 90% of our animals were bred through artificial insemination. I just experimented with different bulls. I would sometimes have a cow in my herd that was six years old, and would have offspring sired by four different bulls. One year I’d bred her to one bull and the next year I’d breed her to another bull and the next year I’d breed her to a different bull. I have used as many as 30 or 40 different herd sires and bred for calves with pedigrees I liked. I experimented with it over the years, deciding what I like according to characteristics, conformation or color or whatever.” “One of my real passions for Texas Longhorns is to have cattle with a heavy base to their horns; I’ve just always liked that in cattle that I bought. That was something that just caught my eye and attracted my attention. So I decided that is where I would focus my


Sequential Stars attention in my breeding program.” “I didn’t want to sacrifice conformation or size or breeding ability or milking ability, but I just wanted to lean toward cattle that had larger bases. Over the years, I have done that and I have produced some herd sires with tremendous base including Starbase Commander, who is sired by PPF Gun Maker and out of Lady Dixie, a Dixie Joker daughter. I have two Peacemaker 44 sons, Bolt Action Star and Star Regard that are both embryo calves out of Star Supreme Credit, our best Rutledge’s Dinger daughter. And now we are also using a young bull called X Star, a son of Star Regard. These bulls, I feel, have just taken our program over the top, especially Starbase Commander. I just can’t say enough about this bull. He is producing beautiful conformation, straight backs, real nice tailset, beautiful color and a lot of horn. He is improving the horn on my cows – almost anything I breed to him; he has just done a wonderful job.” “Last year, we were chosen Breeder of the Year, (Dave Evans Breeder of the Year) and I’m going to have to give the big part of the credit for that to Starbase Commander because he has just added so much to our program in such a short time. Starbase Commander was an embryo calf from a planned breeding of PPF Gun Maker to a Dixie Joker daughter. I had identified Dixie Joker as a bull that put tremendous base and length on all his daughters. No semen was collected on Dixie Joker so his daughters are pretty scarce now.” “One of the best cows we have raised is Sequential Stars. At the Horn Showcase in 2012, she measured 103.25 inches of Total Horn and she is almost 80 inches Tip to Tip. I also own her dam, a cow named Stars Southern Accent, another cow that has been a tremendous producer for us. I am also a huge fan of a bull named Rutledge’s Dinger. Dinger died at an early age but we are fortunate to have four of his daughters in our herd. They are all tremendous producers and match up very well with Starbase Commander.” Embryo transfer is an important part of the program at Star Creek Ranch. “I flush four to six of our best producing cows each year and these embryo calves have done wonderfully in our program and in the sale arena” according to Darlene. “My plan is to focus even more on our embryo program in 2013. I currently have about forty frozen embryos that I will be implanting in addition to flushing more cows this year, including Delta Aspen, a 75” tip-to-tip heavy based Dixie Joker daughter that belongs to Maurice Ladnier. Maurice and I love Dixie Joker daughters and we are partnering on a flush of Delta Aspen.” “Right now my main focus is on the bulls I bred and raised, although I am always interested in introducing new blood into our herd. We are now starting to cross daughters of one of our bulls on another of our bulls. For example, I’m crossing Starbase Commander daughters on X Star and I sure like what I see so far.” “If you study the cattle that have reached 80” tip-to-tip and above, you will find a huge variety of breeders, sires of these cattle and dams of these cattle. There are a few family lines that show up more often than others but it is still amazing to me the huge variTexas Longhorn Trails


Meritorious Star ety expressed in the in these animals. To me that is an indication of the extreme complexity of breeding cattle with 80” horn tip-to-tip. But that challenge is what makes this so exciting and rewarding.” “My plan for the future is to breed better cattle and in the Longhorn industry, that happens to be cattle with more horn. I certainly don’t think you should ignore the other quality assets of the Texas Longhorn. My goal is to raise 70 and 80 inch cattle with heavy base while at the same time maintaining the innate characteristics that make them so valuable to us. I have a cow in my herd that is 19-years-old, has a gorgeous udder and raises a huge calf. Things like that are so important, and that is why we love these Texas Longhorns. And their personalities – I’d say their personality is a number one thing. Everybody tells me they are smarter than other cows, and I would have to agree with that.” “Being able to have these cattle is a dream come true. They relieve stress just by going out and watching them graze.”

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X Star “I have my own set of herd sires that I have raised,” observed Darlene. “I have accomplished what I set out to accomplish with my program but of course there are always new babies to raise and new goals to set. To me, I have the best young set of cattle that I have ever had. All the animals in our herd from about five years and younger are predominately from my own breeding program. I feel like I have made a real contribution to the Texas Longhorn breed with what I have done with my cattle. That is a very fun thing; a very rewarding thing. Even though I am the one I would say that has done the primary work with the cattle, there’s no way at all I could have accomplished this without John’s help and support in every aspect of it. It is truly a partnership deal, and John and I are such a super team. It is such a good feeling to have a partner in life that you feel is a partner in your business and your recreation. To me, things just couldn’t be better.” “We found each other later in life, but it came at a perfect time for both of us.”


We congratulate these TLBAA members on their outstanding accomplishments this year! It was a great time had by all!

The TLBAA would like to recognize and thank the members of the 2012 Nomination Committee: Chairman: Deb Lesyk, Dana Comer, Gene Juranka, Julie Pack and Art Anders for their time and committment for this project.

Mel Raley Rising Star Award Greg Franks Mel Raley will always be remembered as a shining star for the TLBAA because of his ability to share his vast knowledge of the Longhorn breed with new members. This special recognition is awarded to those who have been a member for less than five years and through involvements and sustained enthusiasm have made a positive impact on their peers and on the Longhorn breed. Craig Perez presented the Mel Raley Rising Star Award to Greg Franks and in his nomination letter stated, “The one thing that makes him a rising star in my eyes is that no matter what day you look at his program he is pushing the boundaries. He is unlike most rising star winners. He doesn't have the big dollars to make huge purchases over and over. Instead he joins forces with the top breeders in the industry, he learns from the veteran breeders in the industry, he takes the risks that have made the breeders of the year, and he always keeps going.”

Dave Evans Breeder Of The Year-El Coyote Ranch Dave Evans Breeder of the Year is named in honor of Dave Evans who was an enthusiastic breeder of Texas Longhorns who served the TLBAA in many capacities. Before his untimely death, Evans had succeeded in breeding a herd of Texas Longhorns that were well recognized in the breed. In his honor, this award is given to individuals who have dedicated themselves to the betterment of the Texas Longhorns through their breeding program. Robert Richey had the honor of presenting the Dave Evans Breeder of the Year Award to El Coyote Ranch, Felix Serna & Della Serna and in his letter to the nomination committee stated, “They sponsor and donate, work to raise money for the Bright Futures Scholarship Fund and have donated cattle that have brought nearly $20,000 over the last couple of years. Their breeding program is second to none, they advertise in every Trails, host field days and education seminars. We would love to see them recognized for their devotion to the cattle and TLBAA.”

Elmer Parker Lifetime Achievement Award Dr. Joyce Kimble Elmer Parker was a livestock handler and technician at the Wichita Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma for many years and he played an important part in the history of the Longhorn breed. In recognition for Parker’s diligent contribution of sharing his knowledge over a period of several years, and for his concern for accuracy and sincerity in the breeding of Texas Longhorns, this award honors those members, who have been dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the Longhorn breed, qualities that Parker was known for. Steven Zunker’s nomination letter had this to say about Dr. Joyce - “Dr. Joyce Kimble has been an icon in the Texas Longhorn industry for decades. Dr. Joyce’s love of the breed has been handed down through the generations as you will see her children and grandchildren involved with the breed carrying on the legacy she has created. Many breeders have gotten their start in Texas Longhorn cattle from Dr. Joyce’s program and repeatedly return to see her cattle and her entertaining talks whenever she hosts Affiliate Field Days at her ranches. Her active involvement in the breed includes, but is by no means limited to, participating in the TLBAA Horn Showcase, Affiliate Shows and TLBAA World Show, as well as consigning and purchasing cattle from various Texas Longhorn sales.”


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Jack Phillips Award Robert & Kim Richey

Movers & Shaker Of The Year Dora Thompson

This award is named after former TLBAA President Jack Phillips who was a quiet, yet forceful presence in the TLBAA. The award honors individuals who have worked selflessly for the Longhorn and breeders alike, without recognition. Robert & Kim were presented with the Jack Phillips Award from Dr. Bob Kropp, who nominated them for this award stating, “No one has worked harder for our association and provided more support both in terms of man hours of labor and monetary support than Robert and Kim Richey. Words cannot express the respect and admiration that I have for this tremendous couple that have given so much without any personal desire for recognition.”

Movers & Shakers Award is presented to the member who has registered and transferred the most numbers of animals throughout the year. The Movers & Shakers can be found every month in the Trails magazine TLBAA’s Registrations Clerk Rick Fritsche announced that the Mover and Shaker for 2012 was Dora Thompson of Sand Hills Ranch in Mansfield, LA.

Carolyn Hunter Trails’ Supporter Of The Year Ron & Barbara Marquess Trails Supporter of the Year award was renamed this year to honor the memory of Carolyn Hunter for her creativity, influence and dedication upon the Longhorn industry and for her knowledge and photography skills that enhanced the Trails magazine. The Carolyn Hunter Trails Supporter of the Year is given to the member whose advertising campaign contributes to the overall quality of the magazine. The Texas Longhorn Trails magazine has featured Marquess Arrow Ranch on the inside back cover over the past year. Editor Laura Standley was thrilled for Ron & Barbara to receive this deserving award this year. Because of this past year of severe drought and rising feed costs, the Trails magazine appreciates all of their advertising supporters through this year.

President’s Award Dora Thompson Since 1999, the Chairman of the Board has been given the opportunity to award an individual, who has been of great service to the TLBAA, its Board and Chairman and have done so without any special recognition for their assistance. The 2012 Chairman of the Board Bernard Lankford presented the President’s Award to Dora Thompson. Lankford stated that Dora was instrumental in fund raising in various TLBAA events held. March 2013

Affiliate Princess Contest 1st - Miss Southeastern Finalist - Miss South Texas Finalist - Miss Northwest In 2011, a new contest to the TLBAA that encouraged active TLBAA Affiliates to compete with their best heifers. With their outstanding yearling heifers that represented the breed standards of the Texas Longhorns, seven Affiliates entered their entries to be evaluated by an advisory committee. The Texas Longhorn Trails magazine featured all of the contestants in an advertising campaign and then featured the three remaining finalists Terry King accepts for Miss Southeastern. for the active affiliates to vote on. In the end, Miss Southeastern topped the competition. Riverforks Lil Empress belongs to Terry & Tammy King of Westville, FL. The two finalists that rounded out the placings were Miss South Texas, HL Lucky Sage owned by Annie Morgan & Steve Bell of San Antonio, TX and Miss Northwest, SW Halo, owned by Donald & Sharon Wiens of Kennewick, WA. Miss South Texas was represented by Danny Russell of the The TLBAA would like to thank Deb STLA Affiliate. Lesyk and Louis Christa for their outstanding work on this contest.

Top Gun of TLBAA-Steven Zunker Top Gun Award is based on new active memberships secured by an individual. TLBAA’s Dana Comer announced the 2012 Top Gun of the TLBAA was Steven Zunker, who has been a member of the TLBAA since 2004. His contributions to the membership of the TLBAA is greatly appreciated.



Highlights 54 Lots Sold Sale Average: $2,467.59 Volume Buyers: Bill & Elizabeth Hudson, Floyds Knobs, IN; Suzanne & William Torkildsen, M.D., Fayetteville, TX; John Schuessler, Marble Falls, TX; Terry & Sherri Adcock, Lamesa, TX; Sand Hills Ranch, Mansfield, LA; Deanna Lide, Mexia, TX; La Pistola Ranch, Bryan, TX Photos by Scotty O’Bryan & Laura Standley

✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯ HIGH SELLING LOT:


JUST FOR KEEPS (2011 daughter of Bolt Action Star & Tangle of Stars)

Consignor: Greg & Sandy Jameson, Hempstead, TX Buyer: Suzanne & William Torkildsen, M.D., Fayetteville, TX


Mike Bowman, Benton, KS; Glenda & Kurt Twining, Dallas, TX; Ron Asbill, Tyler, TX; Dale Hunt, Ardmore, OK

OTHER HIGH SELLING LOTS: $7,000 – HUBBELL RIO RIVERIA III (2009 daughter of JP Rio Grande & Hubbell’s Riviera) Consigned by Mark Hubbell, Hastings, MI. Purchased by John Schuessler, Marble Falls, TX.



(2009 daughter of JP Rio Grande & My Sharona) Consigned by Mark Hubbell, Hastings, MI. Purchased by Jenne/Yokobosky Partnership, Dallas, TX.



(2010 daughter of KC Just Respect & RJF Whelming Perfection) Consigned by Mike & Debbie Bowman, Benton, KS. Purchased by Hal Meyer, Wimberly, TX.

$5,100– JHCC BARB WIRE (2011 daughter of TCC Champion & J2R’s Chrystal Clear) Consigned by Kurt Twining, Dallas, TX. Purchased by Ronnie & Jackie Mullinax, Cypress, TX.

$5,000 – RRR MISS RIO AMANDA 929 (2009 daughter of JP Rio Grande & RRR Phenomenal Fancy Ann) Consigned by Triple R Ranch, Horton, MI. Purchased by Mark Hubbell, Hastings, MI.


– WS DIZZY (2011 daughter of Concealed Weapon & WS Desaray) Consigned by Tom Smith, Lowell, MI. Purchased by Bill & Elizabeth Hudson, Floyds Knobs, IN. daughter of VJ Tommie (aka Unlimited) & Hubbells Shadow Kay) Consigned by Mark Hubbell, Hastings, TX. Purchased by Andy Mast, Grand Rapids, MI.



Bill & Suzanne Torkildsen, Fayetteville, TX

$5,500 – SDR SAFARI’S HONEY (2010 daughter of Rio Safari Chex 788 & SDR El Honey) Consigned by Dave Hovingh, Allendale, MI. Purchased by Terry & Sherri Adcock, Lamesa, TX.

$4,250 – HUBBELL’S TOMMIE KAY (2009

Robert Richey, San Angelo, TX; Greg & Sandy Jameson, Hempstead, TX

Ronnie Mullinax, Cypress, TX


(2010 daughter of Peacemaker 44 & EOT Outback Sweet Lips) Consigned by Mike & Debbie Bowman, Benton, KS. Purchased by Bill & Elizabeth Hudson, Floyds Knobs, IN.

Steve Azinger, Houston, TX; Bill Burton, Cleveland, TX

I would like to thank all of the consignors and buyers for their participation in the 2013 Premier Heifer/Prime Cow Sale. The consignors brought their best and the buyers agreed. A special thank you to Suzanne and Bill Torkildsen for their purchase of the high selling lot “Just For Keeps”, consigned by Greg and Sandy Jameson. I would also like to thank Mr. Bill Hudson, the volume buyer of the Premier Heifer/Prime Cow sale. Our Texas Longhorn Sale was one of the top cattle sales of Fort Worth Stock Show. We sold more head, with a better average price per head than two of the other major beef breeds. Congratulations to each and every one of you who participated in making this a successful sale. Thank you Kathy Kittler, you did a great job putting things together so that the sale benefitted all breeders. --Pam Galloway Texas Longhorn Trails

Susan Easterly, Denham Springs, LA; Elizabeth & Bill Hudson, Floyds Knobs, IN; Mike Bowman, Benton, KS

Gary & Jackie Bass, Edgewood, TX

Becky Cramer & Bobby Gutierrez, Bryan, TX

Tom & Cay Billingsley, Lufkin, TX

Ron Marquess, Ben Wheeler, TX with Bill Burton, Cleveland, TX David Ragsdale, Point, TX with grandkids Kamille, Kamara & Kalayah

Frank & Sabrina Henderson, Fouke, AR

Kim & David Nikodym, Newcastle, OK Linda & David Mills, Cedar Park, TX

Lynn Struthoff, San Antonio, TX; Nancy Jensen, San Antonio, TX

Ron & Ellen Vandiver, Frisco, TX

Scott & Stacey Schumacher, Era, TX

Terri & Quinn Shaw, Springtown, TX TLBAA’s Rick Fritsche with Kathy Kittler, Carlisle, AR Larry & Paula Reck, Whitewright, TX March 2013

Scott Yokobosky, Lantana, TX; Kyle Jenne, Dallas, TX



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HERD HEALTH Weanlings and yearlings commonly suffer from unsightly skin diseases that often appear during winter months. Dr. Matt Miesner, Associate Professor, Agricultural Practices, Kansas State University says young animals are highly susceptible to these problems until their immune systems have had a chance to encounter the causative organisms and build immunity. “They generally get warts and then the body develops defenses and clears it. Older cattle have been exposed before and rarely experience these problems. If I see warts in an older animal it makes me suspect that they have some type of underlying immune deficiency or the immune system is hindered by stress or some other problem,” he says. Warts are skin growths caused by a virus, and can be transmitted from one animal to another. Warts may appear in several animals at once in a group of yearling heifers, for instance. “There are at least 10 or 12 different papilloma viruses that cause warts. A couple cause penile warts in young bulls; other types affect skin, gastrointestinal tract or teats. There is a wide range of different types of cattle warts,” says Miesner. Warts on the skin often appear where the skin has been broken (allowing the

virus to enter the deeper layers of skin). They may develop in ears after tagging, for instance, or any other area of the body where the skin has been punctured or scraped. If a person is tagging several animals it pays to disinfect the tagging tool between animals. “All it takes is some kind of a scratch or wound and the virus sets up shop in the tissues. Fortunately, most of these warts go away after a few months,” he says. Warts are most common in calves and yearlings, since young animals have not yet developed immunity to the virus. The growths often appear quickly, growing into a rough-looking or smooth-shaped mass. They may be small and rounded or may become very large. A large warty mass in an ear may be so heavy it makes the ear droop down. The virus can be spread from animal to animal by direct contact or by coming into contact with something the infected animal has touched. If cattle are scratching on a fence or tree the virus may be passed around. “One goes by and scratches on the post and the next one picks it up. The entire group of animals may be exposed but not all of them will develop warts,” says Miesner. “If a new animal comes into a herd

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(or your cattle have contact with the neighbor’s cattle) and brings a different type of virus that your animals have no immunity to, some of them pick it up. Eventually it spreads through the herd and they all develop immunity. But in the meantime a lot of them have unsightly warts,” he says. Warts often spread rapidly from the area in which they started such as in an ear or around the mouth or neck or along the shoulders or brisket, or on the teats and udder. Then, almost as quickly as they appeared, the warts seem to dry up and fall off--once the animal's body has had time to develop antibodies against the virus and build a defense against it. Thus the best treatment for warts is time. A healthy animal in good condition will build an immune defense and generally never experiences warts again. If the warts are a problem for the animal (such as around the mouth or nostrils, interfering with breathing or eating, or on the teats), some veterinarians suggest hastening their disappearance by carefully pulling, twisting or snipping off one of the warts, crushing a small one, or removing part of a large mass of warty tissue. Disrupting the wart in this manner tends to encourage the animal's immune system to create antibodies and fight the warts more quickly, since the virus in the disrupted warty tissue comes into contact with the bloodstream if the area bleeds a little. “There is a multivalent commercial vaccine for warts made by Colorado Serum Company. The company continually acquires samples of different types of warts and makes antigens in their vaccine against all of these. With a pretty good pool of samples, this is effective against most warts. The vaccine could stimulate immunity in a herd and reduce the incidence of warts,” says Miesner. “Unfortunately we don’t see blanket success and complete elimination of the problem, due to the variations in individual immunity and response to the vaccination,” he explains. “Another option, if that doesn’t work (since there are so many different types of warts) is to have an autogenous vaccine created. This means it is created from warts on the animal’s own body. This vaccine can be made from pieces of warty tissue from your own animals. The downside to this route is that you generally need to collect at least 200 to 300 grams of wart, and the company Texas Longhorn Trails

may require that you have them make a certain number of doses of vaccine. It might not be worth it, for just a few cattle, but it can be cost effective if you are looking at a large-scale problem,” he says. If a breeder was planning a production sale and didn’t want the young animals (such as yearling heifers) to have warts, it might pay to vaccinate. But you’d want to do it before the warts appear. “The vaccine won’t make the warts shrivel up much faster if they are already present, but could certainly reduce the number of warts that appear. Warts on teats are often found primarily on heifers, but can also be found on older cows. “In dairy cows these can be a serious problem, interfering with milking. We try to vaccinate them to stimulate immunity to get rid of them. There are so many types of warts, however, and occasionally you see an older cow with warts due to poor immune response. And some of the things that look like warts may just be scar tissue from earlier warts or some other teat injury. Some of the ringworm lesions on the skin may be very

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crusty and occasionally might look like a wart,” he says. It's generally not a good idea to use iodine or any other caustic type of disinfectant on warts. These treatments are effective for ringworm (caused by a fungus) but not for the wart virus, and may be harmful to the animal. Iodine burns the skin and may create more sore areas. The best treatment is time, leaving the warts alone to disappear on their own-unless they must be eliminated more quickly for health reasons, and then you should consult with your veterinarian about removing them or trying an autogenous vaccine. Warts tend to be species specific, so you are not apt to get warts from your cattle. “The only exception of interspecies transmission is that a couple of the bovine viruses are implicated in equine sarcoid tumors,” says Miesner. There are some intermediate factors involved, but the wart virus plays a role, so if you have cattle and horses pastured together, this could be an issue if a horse develops sarcoid from a break in the skin.


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NEWS On the Trail... TLBAA Members Proudly Announce Births

Texas Longhorns & Fort Worth Stockyards featured in Agora

David Hillis’ Longhorns of Double Helix Ranch was featured on the cover of Agora, a monthly inflight magazine for Japan airlines. Writer Katsu Tanaka visited the Double Helix Ranch located in Austin, Texas and also visited Fort Worth Stockyards to include the Stockyards Championship Rodeo and the Fort Worth Stockyards sign. What great publicity for the Texas Longhorn breed and the Fort Worth Stockyards, home of the TLBAA!!

Savannah Tiffany Clark was born on December 18, 2012 at 6:57 p.m. She was 19” long and weighed 6 lbs. and 6 oz. She is the daughter of Christopher & Christina Clark of Circle Double C Ranch in Taft, TX.

Justin & Anne Sullivan added a new member to their family on January 1, 2013, William Carl Sullivan. He weighed 6 lbs. and 9 oz. He measured 20” long. He is the grandson of Dave & Althea Sullivan of Celina, TX.

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Dear TLBT Members,

We are now marching into spring and hopefully the rain will come! It’s also that time of year to get all those entry forms filled out and turned in. There are many shows coming up that are held by the affiliates of the TLBAA. I hope to see you at these upcoming shows and more. I would like to remind all of the graduating seniors to please turn in their pictures for the senior slideshow that will be played during the 2013 TLBT World Show. Also, if you are a senior TLBT OFFICER and are participating in the Senior Heifer Sale, please start working on promoting your animal. Make sure you tell SPOTLIGHT people about the heifer you are selling. Also, several of the scholarships available to seniors, have applications due in the near future. Please try to be aware of the deadlines.

Hannah Faske

See You on the Trail,

Sarah Faske TLBT President

TLBT Office: Parliamentarian Age: 18 years old School: Blinn College in Brenham, TX Number of Years in the TLBT: 5 How has showing Texas Longhorns helped you? Showing Longhorns has helped me realize that it is not just a hobby. I’ve learned that it takes a lot of time, money, and dedication to get things done. What is your favorite characteristic of the Texas Longhorn breed? When it comes to Longhorn characteristics, I love the different colors and patterns that our breed has. There is not a Longhorn that looks exactly the same to another one. When and how was your experience in your first show? I was adopted from Bogota, Colombia a day before the NTLBAA Spring show in Glen Rose, Texas in the year 2008. My family taught me a quick lesson on showmanship and I was out in the show ring by the next day. I loved it since day one!


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How has showing and raising Texas Longhorns impacted your life? I have learned a lot of responsibilities such as feeding, vaccinating, clipping, bathing them and all of the things necessary to get prepared for a show. It has taught me so much and I think this will help me in the future. Texas Longhorn Trails

IN BOX Welcome Baby Calf

Submitted by Al Blanchard

If you are looking for a testament to the resilience of the Texas Longhorn breed, I have the perfect example. On Tuesday, January 15, 2013 my daughter’s show calf, Bella Rouge, gave birth to her first calf. We bought Bella two years ago for my oldest daughter Catherine to show as a 4-H livestock project. We had been showing swine for a few years and Catherine decided she wanted to show cattle. When I asked her what she wanted to show she replied, “Daddy I want to show a Texas Longhorn cow, a girl cow”. I had shown Red Brahmans in high school and I wanted my children to show. I was going to get Catherine what she wanted so she would maintain her interest in showing. I began looking in the Louisiana Farmers Market Bulletin and on my first search I found an advertisement placed by Eddie Durr, in Amite, LA. I contacted Eddie and he had a heifer that looked good, so we set a date to meet and look at the calf. My wife Clair, Catherine, and I went to Amite to meet Eddie and his wife Paula and see the heifer. After purchasing the calf I picked it up and brought it home and began to tame Bella. Eddie and Paula welcomed us into their home and into their lives. Eddie and I have become good friends and Eddie is a man I know I can trust. Catherine showed Bella for two years then I was able to work something out with Eddie to have Bella bred to one of his bulls, Trophy. We had been watching Bella, anxiously waiting for her to deliver her calf, every morning and every evening I would go and check the pasture to see if there was a calf. On the 15th I returned from work on a cold rainy afternoon to find that Bella had finally had her calf. Unfortunately, she had had the calf in my cattle pen in a shed I had prepared for her but somehow the calf ended up in the cattle chute by himself in the rain and laying down in several inches of water. When I found him he was shivering uncontrollably, it was near freezing. I got him back through the pipe fence and into the shed and broke several bales of hay to provide a warm bed for him and used several other bales to barricade him into the shed out of the wind and rain. Bella being a good mother quickly ran me out of the pen and began looking after her calf. About two hours later I went to check on the calf and he was still shivering but appeared to be in better condition and Bella had just passed the afterbirth. I made sure they were okay and went back to the house. The next morning I was out to check on them before daylight and found that the little bull calf had evidently tried to get up during the night and was again out in the weather and shivering uncontrollably; he was covered in mud and even had mud in his mouth. Bella was very agitated and visibly worried about her calf. The calf was very weak and unable to get up. I pulled the calf back under the shed and covered him with hay and went back to the house to get the kids off to school. After dropping the kids off at school I called into work and explained my situation and my boss, Gail Dalcourt, graciously said to take what time I needed and come in when I could. I bought powdered colostrum at Tractor Supply and the attendant told me that our local feed store, Atlas Feed Mill, sold colostrum in the tube that I could just shoot down the bull’s throat if he didn’t nurse, so off I went to Atlas then back home. By the time I got home it was about 9:30 am and about 16 hours after I had found the little bull calf. I mixed a bottle of colostrum and went to the pen to see what I could do. I tried to get him to drink the milk with no luck so I resorted to shooting the gelled colostrum down his throat. I phoned a friend, a fellow cattleman, Stuart Green. Stuart said, “Al, you need to bring that calf into your house and get him warm, if he is wet and has been cold all night he isn’t going to survive unless you get him warm, you need to raise his body’s core temperature”. I had thought of this but I didn’t think Clair would agree to this. I couldn’t even tell what color the calf was because he was so covered in mud, when I opened his mouth to try and give him the milk his mouth was cold and full of mud. I couldn’t just let him die so I told myself I will bring him in and do everything I could to save him and worry about Clair later. One fire at a time! I wrapped him in an old blanket and took off for the house, dodging the horns of a worried momma cow. I brought him into the garage and gave him a sponge bath with warm water. After getting him clean I found out that he had a white head and neck with a brown patch around his nose and lower jaw, two brown ears, a red and white speckled body and four red stocking legs. I then brought him just inside the house in the kitchen and placed him on a couple of burlap sacks and several towels. At that point he was pretty limp and shivering so much it seemed he was convulsing. I went and turned up the heat in the house and grabbed my daughter’s blow dryer and began blow drying his hair to get him dry. It took about an hour to get him dry and it was about three hours before he completely stopped shivering. Clair called to check on the calf so I told her I had him in the kitchen and expected to feel her wrath. She said, “I am leaving work”. When Clair came into the house I was pleasantly surprised to see a look of concern on her face, she told me that this was the kind of thing her dad or my dad would have done. I took this as a great compliment because both of our dads are recently deceased and both men are adored by us and are well respected in our community for being just plain “good men”. Stuart dropped in shortly after Clair came in. At 11:15 my daughter came in from school and laid down near the calf and tended to him like he was an ill sibling. When he finally stopped shivering I was able to get him to take a bottle of colostrum milk. While Clair and Catherine watched the calf I went outside and prepared a stall in the barn for Bella and her new calf. I had been raining for three weeks straight with well over 10 inches of rain in the last week alone. A dry spot just didn’t exist. I broke four or five square bales in the driest stall I had and brought the calf inside. I was able to guide Bella into the small yard attached to the stall her calf was in and hoped for the best. Bella went into the stall and sniffed the calf and quickly accepted him. He still could not stand but he was in the warmest and driest place I could find and he was with his mother. I went into the house and got cleaned and dressed and went into work to try and salvage what was left of the day. When I came home the calf was still unable to get up and didn’t want to take any milk. The next morning, however, he did take a quart of milk from a bottle. On the evening of the 17th, 48 hours after I found him, he drank two quarts of milk from a bottle. Drinking that milk from the bottle seemed to stimulate his curiosity and give him the energy to explore his mother a little and it wasn’t long before he discovered her milk bag and teats. He soon latched on and began to nurse. After nursing for a while he curled up in the hay and his mom curled up next to him. At that point I figured he would be alright. With the help of my good friend Stuart and the intervention of the Good Lord and of course, the resilience of the Texas Longhorn breed I think my little bull calf will survive. My wife and I both grew up on farms with cattle, my dad had a herd of 50 or so cattle with his two brothers and Clair’s dad maintained a herd of 70 or so momma cows. Neither of us can remember saving a calf in those circumstances, cold and wet with no milk for about 16 hours. I just don’t think any other breed would have survived. As a side note my second daughter is also in the livestock program and showed a Longhorn bull, Eddie Rouge, this year. My youngest daughter will be nine this summer and will begin showing next year, likely she will show the little bull calf.


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IN BOX 1st New Calf For Lone Wolf Ranch Submitted by Linda Ragains Our little 23 month old Top Caliber x Delta Fifi embryo transer heifer, LWR Sheree, had our first baby calf for 2013 on 1/11/13. However, it was coming breach, which is unusual for Longhorns. We got her in the barn and put her in the chute. Lee was able to push it back in and get it straightened up. The calf was so big, there was not room to turn it. Lee finally got both hind legs out, and we pulled it that way. The calf didn’t move the whole time that Lee was trying to straighten it, and we thought we were just pulling a dead calf out by the hind legs, but when it hit the ground.....SURPRISE!! It was alive and wanting to live. It was a big heifer, and we hung it up by its back legs on the rafter in the barn so the fluids would drain. When we let LWR Sheree out of the chute and put the newborn heifer with her, she immediately started cleaning it up. The whole ordeal took over an hour. LWR Sheree, the calf, Lee and I were worn out, but thankfully, it was a suprise success story. Funny thing is, I had to raise LWR Sheree in our bathtub for five days during the Oklahoma ice storm back in February 2011 when she was born.

Miniature Longhorns On Display Submitted by Rebecca Gilbert My miniature Texas Longhorn bull, SS Romeos Micro Magic, aka “Mikey” was exhibited during the STLA Winter Festival on December 8, 2012. The STLA added exhibition classes for the miniatures, and they were judged by Julie Pack. During the competition, Mikey was announced as Grand Champion Miniature Bull. Eric Redeker brought 4 females to the event, and V3C Smokin’ Lady Liberty was announced Grand Champion Mature Female for the day. These exhibition classes were a golden opportunity for exhibitors to show off their Miniature Longhorn cattle. Mikey measured 34” tall at the hip and his horns measured 25” TTT on his first birthday. He is out of SS Micro Chief Romeo and SS Mini Apache.

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Miniature Texas Longhorns Submitted by Steve Gates I was raised on a small dairy farm in Vermont & learned to love cattle back then. However, Longhorns are a breed of their own. They sure aren’t dairy cows! My home is on 10 acres with a pond, windmill and small stream that used to always run until this last year. I did not plan to ever have cattle on it. But I worked for Prime Source Longhorns, owned by Dan Coppoletta, as ranch foreman since 2006 with regular size Longhorn and caught the Longhorn bug. We had some great breeding at his ranch, our herd sire 50 Caliber Star is a son of PPF Gun Maker and had many lines like Rebel Red, Hunts Command Respect, etc. Having only 10 acres, I did not think I could even raise regular size Longhorns, and then I heard about the miniatures. Like we say, the minis will make your ranch "Look Twice as Big"! My goal is to have three females with a calf every year from top quality breeding and sell three calves so I never have more than 6 miniatures at a time. I might be able to rent a few acres south of me which would make it work even better. I finally came up with a name of "1/2 Texas Longhorns" as the ranch name and my brand is 1/2. Pictured is SS Mini Summer Daze, and I purchased her from Dave & Althea Sullivan of Celina, Texas. Dave has researched the miniature breed and traveled the United States to visit and gain knowledge of this fine breed. Summer is the first born registered Miniature Texas Longhorn calf, as both sire and dam are registered Miniature Texas Longhorns. She is bred to Little Ace Tiny Predator, who is owned by Eric & Anna Redeker of Alice, Texas. I look forward to the calf!

As the editor, I receive various interesting photos along with explanations either through the mail or e-mail. I would like to share some of them with you inside the Trails magazine each month. If you have an interesting tid-bit or photo that may not be suitable for “Just for Grins”, please send them to me. You may end up in the next issue of the Trails! -Laura Standley, Trails Editor P.O. Box 4430, Fort Worth, TX 76164


TEXAS LONGHORN BREEDERS GULF COAST ASSOCIATION Rick Friedrich, President • 713-305-0259 We have been busy, busy, busy planing our two main events this spring. We hope you will come out and join us!! Our Spring Longhorn show will be April 12, 13, 14 and will be held at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Brenham TX. Our show consists of the Youth Show, Open Haltered, Free/NonHaltered, Points Only and Showmanship. We are currently accepting entries. These forms and more information can be found at our website For more information, contact Susan Young at 713-294-6334 or We are offering an early bird discount to those registering by April 1st!! So get those Entries in yall!! We are also currently looking for anyone who would like to sponsor a show class. Class Sponsors Lou Shields, Kris Peterek and Charlotte a planning lunch working on will be acknowledged in the program and announced during the shows. To submit your preference Hamilton at the Spring Show. of show(s) and class(es) please see the sponsor form which is available on our website. We will also be holding a silent action at the show on Saturday, April 13th. It will begin first thing in the morning and conclude by the end of the day. More details will be announced during the show. Donated items may be brought at the time of check-in and will be acknowledged during the shows. If you cannot attend the show but would like to donate an item please contact Kris Peterek at 361-522-6399 to arrange pick up. Our Cattle Baron's Premier Longhorn sale will be on May 11th and will be held at the Mid-Tex Livestock Auction in Navasota Texas. We pledge to again bring you the opportunity to purchase top-notch, quality cattle from leading herds around the country. This is an opportunity to genetically improve your herd and have a great time doing it!! Once again the association will host a pre-sale social on Friday evening, May 10th, at the Wilhite Ranch. A sale catalog with all the information will be included in a future Trails magazine. Consignment forms and more information about the sale will be available on our website. If you would like more information please contact Rick Friedrich at 713-305-0259 or


Jerry Stevens, President • (575) 882-7425 Our latest show was held March 9-10, 2013 in Las Cruces, New Mexico. A great time was had by all and we encourage any Longhorn breeders that are interested in showing to join us at our next show. The Texas Longhorn Breeders of New Mexico were represented at the New Mexico Ag Expo, in Portalas, February 19-20 with riding steers supplied by Folsom Falls South Ranch. Officers newly elected in January are: Jerry Stevens, President; Bill Van Gundy, V-President; Kristi Wilson, Sec./Trea.; and directors Dustin Brewer, Matt Metevier, Shirley Sisneros and Wade Wilson. Respectfully submitted by Marijo Balmer


Send Us Your News! Is your Longhorn Affiliate celebrating a big event, hosting a show, a sale or just having a monthly meeting? If so, spread the news to the entire TLBAA by submitting your information to the Trails each month. Don’t forget to send photos, if you have them. Simply email your information to the Trails, Laura Standley at or call her at (817) 625-6241. We want to hear from you to help spread the news about your local Texas Longhorn activities.


Affiliate & Show Chairman Reminders 1. A completed application form should be sent to the office prior to your show. You can do this by email. All forms can be in the Show Procedures Handbook that can be found under the show tab on our website. 2. All show programs/results, must have the animals TLBAA number. Animals sent in with pending will not be entered into the show program. Also, I can help you build a show program through HORNS that will have all of the animal information and you will not have to type it all in. 3. Your show results hardcopy and $5.00 qualifying fee per animal/per division should be in the office within 14 days of your show. We will be unable to accept results that come in extremely late, or without the qualifying fees. You can also scan the official results, with the judge’s signature, and email them to me. All show forms and results should be sent to Pam Galloway at the TLBAA office, or emailed to Texas Longhorn Trails

2013 TLBAA AFFILIATE LISTING Alberta Texas Longhorn Association

Texas Longhorn Breeders of the Guf Coast Association

Mark Stewart RR4, Ponoka, AB T4J 1R4 H)403-704-1138 • C)403-783-0226

Rick Friedrich- PO Box 750067, Houston, TX 77275 PH)713-305-0259

Arkansas Texas Longhorn Association Doug Erwin- 190 HWY 321 North, Austin, AR 72007 H)501-843-2359

Ark-La-Tex Texas Longhorn Association Jessica Wade3479 AN County Road 2901, Palestine, TX 75803 PH)903-948-5194

Australia Texas Longhorn Association

Idaho Texas Longhorn Producers Association

Prairie State Longhorn Association Scott Simmons 34716 Medora, IL 62063 C)618-610-1921

Dan Erskine- 24788 Boise River RD Parma, ID 83660

South Texas Longhorn Association

Mountains & Plains Texas Longhorn Association

Danny Russell- 11288 FM 822, Edna, TX 77956 PH)361-781-4221

Kenny Richardson 2108 E. 24th ST, Greeley, CO 80631 PH)970-352-3054

Nebraska Texas Longhorn Association Rodger Damrow- 11900 S. 12th St., Roca, NE 68430 H)402-423-5441 •

Southeastern Texas Longhorn Association Terry King- 1955 Sherwood Ln, Westville, FL 32464 PH)850-299-6875

Tennessee Valley Association of Longhorn Breeders

John Bastardi, Pres. 769 Bezzants Road, Deepwater NSW 2371, Australia (02)6734 5320 Geoff Dawson, Secretary 74 Kruse Rd., Emerald Hill NSW 2380 PH)02 6743 1603 ah

Kevin Rooker- 7191 FM 920, Poolville, TX 76487 H)940-748-1031 •

Bluegrass Texas Longhorn Association

Northern Rockies Longhorn Association


Ben Myren- 512 William Lake Rd, Colville, WA 99114 W)509-685-9458 • H)509-684-1154

Jerry Stevens, Pres.- 355 Heavenly LN Anthony, NM 88201 PH)575-882-7425 Kristi Wilson, Sec.- H)575-354-1210

Northwest Longhorn Association

West Texas Longhorn Association

Sheryl Johnson- 12037 S. Fox Rd, Molalla, OR 97038 H)503-829-9459 VP-Joel Kuntz 541-848-7357

Dennis Urbantke8133 N. US HWY 67, San Angelo, TX 76905 PH)325-655-3500

Oklahoma Texas Longhorn Association

Wyoming Longhorn Breeders Association

Denise Webster2477 County Road 5455, Hominy, OK 73035 PH)918-358-5802

Art Anders- PO Box 455, Crawford, NE 69339 PH)308-665-2457

California Association of Texas Longhorns Warren Dorathy- President 17824 Watts Valley Rd., Sanger, CA 93657 PH)630-240-5829

Dixie Texas Longhorn Association Linda Rogers- 294 Bryant Rd., Brooklyn, MS 39425-9508 PH)601-598-2669

East Texas Longhorn Association Brenda Oliver- PO Box 853, Waxahachie, TX 75168 PH)972-937-0556

North Texas Longhorn Breeders Association

Please contact Pam Galloway in the TLBAA office with any corrections or updates for these Affiliate programs. • 817-625-6241 March 2013

Roger Townsend- 2106 Beech Hill RD, Pulaski, TN 38478 PH)931-309-9480

Texas Longhorn Breeders of New Mexico Association

Heart of Texas Longhorn Association Russell Hooks- PO Box 37, Jonesboro, TX 76538 PH)409-381-0616


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IN MEMORIAM Tommy Michael Yates




Tommy Michael Yates, born in Mineral Wells, Texas, November 8, 1947 went home to his Lord on Wednesday, December 12th in Weatherford, Texas. He was the son of Alice Harris Yates and J.D. Yates. He graduated from Mineral Wells High School in 1966 and proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp as an infantry man walking point daily in the Qung Tree Province of Viet Nam on the Laotian Border. He was a Sergeant E-5 and earned the National Defense Service Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Vietnam Service Medal, Meritorious Mast and RVNMUC Gallantry Cross w/ Palm and Frame. Tommy had a long career in the outdoor advertising industry and also worked for Upham Oil & Gas. Tommy had a love for Texas Longhorns and was a lifetime member of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of

America. He judged Longhorn shows in many states across the U.S. as well as the Calgary Stampede in Canada. Tommy is survived by his wife Norma Porter Yates of Weatherford, Texas, son, Michael T. Yates of Austin, Texas, daughter Shelby and husband Wes Genz of Weatherford, Texas and son Robert Freeman of Mineral Wells, Texas. He is also survived by a sister, Betty Barnes of Bakersville, California and three nieces Michelle, Dawn and D’Anna, along with their children. Tommy is also survived by his best friend and former business partner, Jim Odom of North Richland Hills, Texas whom Tommy considered a brother. Tommy’s kind heart and giving nature will be sorely missed by all that knew him. A memorial service was held Tuesday, December 18th at the Fairview Baptist Church in Mineral Wells, Texas with Reverend Travis McGaughey officiating.


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Registrations and Transfers from January 1, 2012 to January 31, 2012

Division A

Division B (cont.)

Division B (cont.)

Division C (cont.)

Tom A. Smith Ronnie and Stella Cruce Stringer Ranches Ron A. Walker H'N'B Longhorns Robert Fenza Bernard Yonkman Ron Skinner Walter S. Janvier George and Laureen Gennin Panther Creek Ranch De Karolientjeshoeve Kathy Kittler Len Bloomberg Bruce and Susan Easterly Bruce and Carol Curtiss B T Farms Triple R Ranch Double D Arena Jack Shier Jim Steffler Three 'T' Ranch Dave Hovingh Dora Thompson Mark Hubbell Jody Shaw Oak Ridge Ranch Rodney Cooper T and C Longhorns Arch Acres Underwood Longhorns Yellow Wolf Farm Bud South Debra Bond Douglas Procknow Ethan Loos Forrest Champion Glenn Cook Helmwood K Bar Exotics Rolling M Longhorns Scott Zirk Calvin Deemer

Kenneth Powell Barbara Zetka Dave & Althea Sullivan Mr & Mrs Joachim Schaab John Zetka Joel K & Shirley Lemley Donald E. Thomas Eric & Anna Redeker Rio Vista Ranch Rugged Cross Ranch T. E. Yates John R. Randolph Rafter D Ranch Bow Carpenter Chris & Lisa Parker Doug and Sandy Stotts Dr. Zech Dameron III Jonell Westerberg & Norman (Roger) Ridgway Keith & Tina DuBose LNL Longhorns Maurice Pittman Rocking O Ranch Steve and Rene' Azinger Terry and Sherri Adcock Carla Payne Dr. Gene and Lana Hightower Joe & Sue Knowles Marion M. Woolie Suzanne & William H. Torkildsen, M.D. Anchor T Ranch Brent & Cynthia Bolen Christopher Slover David & Kathy M. Adams Don Bordelon & Victorea Luminary Bubba Bollier Dale Land and Cattle Gary & Linda Galayda Greg & Amy Franks Johnny L. Ray Lynda Pat Natus M. A. Vanek Rex Mosser Helm Cattle Company John & Ursula Allen Shannon Larson Copper Creek Ranch Don & Lois Huber Dr. W. Lou Shields Elias F. Hal Meyer, Jr. Frank Anderson, Jr. Greg And Sandy Jameson James & Amy Roesler

John and Betsy Marshall Mark and Keighley Jacobson Mark Hays Mike Taylor Pat & Stan Ivicic Red McCombs Ranches of Texas Steven Zunker Crossed T's Cattle Company Deer Creek Longhorns Allen and Gwen Graham Billy Thompson and Gary Jenkins Bobby Cox Brown's Longhorns Bruce and Connie Ollive Bruce & Karen Fisher Charlie and Dana Buenger Cody M. Himmelreich David and Linda Mills David & Lynda Bradley Diamond D Ranch Donnie Taylor Dr. John Marsden Ed & Joy Roberts Edward Payne Edwin & Debra Stojanik High Caliber Ranch Hooks Longhorn Ranch James & Pia Eyman Jim Taylor Johnny and Barbara Coleman J.T. Wehring Kay L. Roush Kevin and Laureen Rooker Kurt Twining Paul Kologinczak Rick & Tracey Friedrich Roy & Maria Bailey Schumacher Cattle Company Stanley Tidwell Susan Bolling Kopacz Tawnya Dykstra-Soto

Mike Martin Dave Hodges Jordan Ranch RC Larson Longhorns Bill and Jo Le'AN Woodson School Ranch Teri Ehlers & Lana Webb Wyoming Longhorn Ranch Billy & Audrey Doolittle Craig Perez Alexandra Dees Anchor D Ranch Brink Longhorns Kent & Sandy Harrell Richard & Linda Spooner Ron & Sandra Shockley Semkin Longhorns Dale Francisco Danny L. & Lori Golden Doug Hunt Fairlea Longhorn Ranch, LLC JBR Longhorns, LLC Lindsey Helvey Susan & Ralph Webb Art Anders Brett Bartlett Dale Hunt David J. Mc Kinnon Kenneth J. & Valerie J. Webb Larry &/or Mary Ann Long Orton Cattle Co. Ricky Von and Jacquelyn J. Nutt Christine Fowble David Roberts Dean & Belinda Franke Ernest L. or Peri L. Clark Gary & Lisa Baugher Gregg or Sandra Lynn Sherwood Hayden Cowan Kevin Mathey L.D. and Debbie McIntyre Lisa Fazio Melanie Pittman Melissa Reese Pace Cattle Company Pleasant Pines Randy and Jamie Briscoe Ron & Jo Jones Tom and Molly St. Hilaire Tom & Linda Nading Big Valley Longhorns Jerry and Gretchen Lotspeich

Division B William T. & Sandra J. Martin Ohlendorf Land & Cattle Co., LLC Llano Longhorns El Coyote Ranch Mike and Kim MacLeod Star Creek Ranch John and /or Judy Coats March 2013

Division C Mike & Debbie Bowman Rockin J Longhorns Bill and Judy Meridith Kerry and Nancee Mounce Fort Robinson Buckhorn Cattle Company Agee Spidle Carole Muchmore Will and Joan Grasmick


TLBAA Breed Advisory Committee’s

March - Herd Management Guide Spring Calving: 1. Continue supplemental feeding as recommended. During the last 30-60 days of gestation, females require 1.8-2.0 pounds of total protein daily from grass and supplemental feeds to insure adequate fetal development and first milk production. During the first 3-4 months of lactation, nutrient requirements increase substantially. Warm season pasture grasses are dormant until midApril and provide most of the energy needs, but limited protein, phosphorus and Vitamin A. Sufficient nutrients must be supplied to the lactating females in the form of protein and/or energy supplements as well as mineral and vitamin mixes to meet their nutrient requirements. Feeding 3-4 pounds of a 40 percent CP supplement, 4-6 pounds of a 30 percent CP supplement or 6-8 pounds of a 20 percent CP supplement per head per day should be adequate to meet most protein and energy needs. Choice of appropriate supplement (20 percent CP, 30 percent CP or 40 percent CP) should be based upon cheapest source of protein. Price per pound of protein may be determined by dividing the cost per pound of protein supplement by the percentage of crude protein in the supplement. A source of salt as well as a good commercial calcium:phosphorus mineral mix with added Vitamin A should be available on a free choice basis. If your cows are thin in body condition or pasture grass is limited due to overgrazing, then feeding a medium (8-10 percent crude protein) hay free choice plus 2-3 pounds of a 20 percent CP supplement daily or approximately 15-20 pounds of a high quality (15-17 percent crude protein) hay per day will provide an excellent source of energy and protein for the females. If winter pasture is available, then the females should not need additional energy or protein supplementation. 2. Continue to check first-calf heifers (due to calve) and pregnant cows daily for possibility of calving difficulties. Remember, assistance usually is not necessary, but be prepared. The rate of gain of a dead calf is not real high! 3. Many females, especially first-calf heifers, do not produce sufficient colostrum (first milk containing vital


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antibodies for the calf) and there is no way of knowing how much the calf has nursed. Baby calf scours are typically the result of inadequate consumption of colostrum during the early hours of a calf’s life. Clean calving areas and proper attention to the newborn may reduce exposure to disease organisms and reduce incidence of scouring problems. Pay attention to detail. 4. Semen evaluate bulls. A standard breeding soundness exam should be conducted on all bulls prior to the start of the breeding season. 5. New bulls, if needed, should be purchased now, well ahead of the breeding season. Bulls should be allowed to acclimate to your ranch conditions. 6. Plan ahead to have sufficient breeding bulls to service all females. Mature bulls in single sire pastures should be able to service 30-50 females in a 60-90 day breeding season. Young yearling bulls can be excellent breeders, but reduce the number of females per bull to 15-25 head and limit the breeding season to 60 days. Special attention to maintaining good nutritional condition of the young bulls is needed. Yearling bulls should only run with other yearling bulls in multi-sire pastures. Older bulls will tend to establish a social dominance over young bulls, creating potential problems.

7. After calving and before breeding, vaccinate all cows for leptospirosis. Consult your veterinarian about the need to also vaccinate for vibriosis and anaplasmosis.

Fall Calving: 1. Continue supplemental feeding program until good spring grass is available and calves are weaned. Lactating cows grazing dormant range grass require approximately 3-4 pounds of a 40 percent range cube or 6-8 pounds of a 20 percent range cube daily to meet their protein requirement. If winter pasture is available, forage intake should be sufficient to meet nutrient requirements of lactating females. 2. Vaccinate all heifer calves between 4 and 10 months of age for brucellosis. 3. As weaning is approaching, consider routine calf management while the calves are still on their dams to reduce stress often associated with weaning. Calves should be vaccinated with a 7-way Clostridial bacterin, vaccinated for IBRP13-BVD and de-wormed. Bull calves should be castrated prior to weaning. 4. Consider limited creep feeding (16 percent crude protein) for calves nursing older cows, first-calf heifers, or any calves needing additional nutrition.

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By Scotty O’Bryan Trigg, Traci and Tarah Moore of Triple T Longhorns held a showmanship clinic at their ranch in Hico, TX on January 5th. Roughly 75 people from far and wide gathered to learn a few things. The Moores covered everything from start to finish on getting your show calf into the ring. Trigg explained the process of growing a winner from conception to show ring, thus emphasizing overall herd health. Tarah added information on selecting structually correct animals. Besides learning herd health and calf selection, visitors were also able to partake in hands-on showring etiquette and techniques. The Moore family also provided attendees with the TLBAA Handbook, covered the rules of fitting and grooming, as well as expressed the importance of not being afraid to ask fellow exhibitors questions. After a great day of learning, everyone enjoyed a pizza lunch while being able to connect with other breeders. Everyone went home with new knowledge and confidence, ready to hit the circuit with their winner!

March 2013


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

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

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

Eagles Ridge Longhorns - Paul & Judi Sellers 3245 Sugarloaf Key Rd, U21A, Punta Gorda, FL 33955 (941) 979-2419 or (443) 624-0792 e-mail:

Kent & Sandy Harrell

15 W 6th St Ste 2510, Tulsa, OK 74119 (918) 299-6402 • (918) 733-4008 • e-mail:

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

PJ’s Cattle Company – Jim Swigert or Lance Swigert 2130 CR 100, Caldwell, TX 77836 Jim: (979) 224-2861 or Lance (979) 219-4902 e-mail: or

MCA Ranch – Andrew & Carina Menzies 26610 Woodpecker Trl • Spicewood, TX 78669 (512) 739-6808

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

Brennan & Michele Potts - Rocking P Longhorns

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

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

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

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

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

MCA Ranch – Andrew & Carina Menzies 26610 Woodpecker Trl • Spicewood, TX 78669 (512) 739-6808

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

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

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

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

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

Triple R Ranch - Robert & Kim Richey 21000 Dry Creek Road • San Angelo, TX 76901 (325) 942-1198 • e-mail:

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18035 FM 17 • Canton, TX 75103 Toll Free 1.866.604.4044 Fax 903.567.6587

LEXUS 3/22/91- 12/31/12 By Sylvia Johnson, Anthony, TX A sad day has come to Johnson Livestock with the death of Lexus. He was one of those marvelous colored Longhorns that come around once in a lifetime. We bought him from the Pipe Ranch in 2002. His painting by Kathy Winkler was pictured on the cover of the “New Mexico Stockman” magazine in 2009 and his son, Rafter J2 Mule Creek, was featured on the cover in 2010. He sired many sons and daughters who are still on the show circuit today. He died on December 31, 2012, three months short of this twenty-second birthday. He was given three girlfriends last year, and two of them calved heifers that are on the ground now. Once was born the day he died and the other on January 10th. The third will calve later this year. His bloodline goes back to Measles Super Ranger, so you can see he was the old style bull. He was big in body and moderate horns, but what a bull he was. He was brushed pretty much each day and was loved on every day. Even at the time of his death, he was still a great looking bull.


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

(507) 235-3467

Bruce E. McCarty Auctioneer Weatherford, TX

(817) 991-9979

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

325-668-3552 TX. License 15204


The March winds are blowing in great “deals” on Flying D Ranch Cattle... Approximately 200 head of the gentle, bighorned, loud colored cattle graze in 8 breeding pastures, each with it’s carefully chosen herd sire. The bull’s genetically correct group of cows and heifers plus a big Trophy steer or 2 or 3 adds to the herd’s beauty! The Flying D Ranch has a 26 year history of providing fine show cattle as well as successful large or small herds for excited new breeders or experienced old time breeders needing a new infusion of different great bloodlines. Throughout the ranches history, only VIRGIN BULLS have been provided for our valued customers. Trichomonniasis, a dreadful, all breeds of bulls infection, as well as other transmittal infections are just not welcome at the Flying D! For more information or to schedule a tour, please call:

Dorie Damuth • Flying D Longhorn Ranch Magnolia, Texas • 281-356-8167 281-356-2751 Fax ELITE TEXAS LONGHORNS FOR SALE- Dale Hunt -

JBR LONGHORNS- frozen embryos, AI & ET, semen, elite females, miniatures, lean beef, free advice, call before you buy. Jim Rombeck (785) 562-6665, Justin Rombeck (816) 536-1083.

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

W W W. C R A Z Y C AT T L E C O M PA N Y. C O M Cows for sale bred to the HSC-LWC winner, WF Poker. 18-month Sittin Bull son availabletotal package bull. Call Shawn or Sam (717) 577-3347.

LONE WOLF RANCH Dr. Lee and Linda Ragains

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


OLIVER LONGHORNS Cattle for sale “To God Be The Glory” (972) 268-0083

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

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

LOOKING TO BUY 25-40 LONGORN COWS either bred or with calves. Looking to give commercial prices as to breed to Angus bulls. Joe H. Knowles, Amarillo, TX. (806) 373-7262 H

WESTERN DECOR Specializing in mounted steer horns, cow skulls, horn furniture, hides M.P. & K.D. HORN and LEATHER SHOP 408 E. Drew • Ft. Worth, TX 76110 817-927-8061 • Fax: 817-927-7970 E-mail: Web site:


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

Owner/Broker 936 S. Hwy 281 Stephenville, TX 76401 Email:


SEMEN FOR SALE – BL Night Chex-5 straws, Boomerang C P-5 straws, Coal Smoke-3 straws, Gatillero-2 straws, JM Sue-2 straws, Phenomenon-3 straws, Rangers Ranch Hand3 straws, Riverfork’s Hired Gun-5 straws, Tazman-5 straws, The Shadow-5 straws, Victory Lap-7 straws, Vision Quest-5 straws, Win Win-9 straws & Zigfield-1 straw. $600 Buyers pays shipping (979) 272-3600.


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

WOULD YOU LIKE SOME VANIZM OR JUBAL JANGLER HEIFERS? – Save your cash for hay. How about trading bulls or steers for them instead of cash? Call (785) 447-9132 McIntyre Ranches -


LIVESTOCK TRANSPORTATION Ted Roush (713) 299-7990 Cell or YOU CALL - I HAUL!

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Adcock, Terry & Sherri ..........33, 53 Almendra Longhorns....................51 Anderson, Frank Jr. and III ..........49 Autobahnanza..................................2

H Ranch....................................51 B Bar Beadle Land & Cattle..............48, 51 Bear Boot Ranch ............................53 Bentwood Ranch ..........................BC Billingsley Longhorns ..................52 Box Z Ranch ............................48, 53 Brett Ranch......................................52 Broken Plow Longhorns ..............21 BT Farms..........................................52 Buckhorn Cattle Co. ..............48, 51 Bull Creek Longhorns ..................52 Butler Breeders ........................48-49


Arrow Ranch ......52, IBC M Marquess MCA Ranch ..............................48-49 McLeod Ranch ..............................48 Midwest Longhorn Sale............8-11 Miller, Tim ......................................51 Moriah Farms..........................48, 52


Northbrook Cattle Co. ................52


P&C Cattle Pens ............................42 Panther Creek Longhorns ....16, 51 Pearl Longhorn Ranch..................53 PJ’s Cattle Company ....................48


Red River Longhorn Sale................7 Rio Vista Ranch..............................48 Rocking G Ranch ..........................49 Rocking I Longhorns ............49, 53 Rocking P Longhorns ..................48 Rolling D Ranch ............................51 Running Arrow Farm....................50


7 Bar Longhorns............................52 Safari B Ranch ................................51 Sand Hills Ranch ..........................30 Semkin Longhorns........................52 Sidewinder Cattle Co. ..................49 Smith, T.M. & Jean ......................52 SS Longhorns ................................52 Stotts Hideaway Ranch ................53 Sundown Ranch............................33

CedarView Ranch ..........................51 Champion Genetics......................50 Commanders Place Longhorns..51

Longhorns ....................49 D Dalgood Deer Creek Longhorns ................53 Diamond Q Longhorns ..............52 Dick’s Ranch Supply ....................50 Double LB Longhorns..................53


Eagles Ridge Longhorns ..............48 El Coyote Ranch........................1, 52 End of Trail Ranch ........................51 Everyday Minerals..........................37


Flying H Longhorns......................52 Flying V Longhorns ......................44 First Financial Bank ......................47


Harrell Ranch..................................48 HD Cattle Company....................44 Helm Cattle Co. ............................52 Hickman Longhorns ....................52 Hudson Longhorns ......................13 Hudson-Valentine Spring Inv.14-15


J.T. Wehring Family Ranch ..........52 Jack Mountain Ranch ..................53 Jameson’s TX Longhorn Cattle ..31 Jane’s Land & Cattle Co. ..............49 Johnston Longhorns ....................51

Terry & Tammy ......................51 K King, Kittler Land & Cattle Co. ........30, 51


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Texas Longhorn Expo......................3 TLBA Foundation..........................34 TLBAA 50th Anniversary............IFC TLBAA Membership ....................43 Triple R Ranch (MI) ......................51 Triple R Ranch (TX) ......................49 Triple T Longhorns........................52

U Underwood Longhorns................51 Ron ....................................53 W Walker, Westfarms, Inc. ..............................48


Wichita Fence ................................42


YO Ranch ........................................50

“Huh? Spots, dots & blotches... but this smell... this ain’t no Longhorn!!” Wendy Hastings, Art, TX ◆ HONORABLE MENTION:


Lemley Longhorns ........................53 Lightning Longhorns....................52 Little Ace Cattle Co. ......................48 Lone Wolf Ranch ....................42, 51 Longhorn Designs ........................42 Longhorn Sale Pen........................42 Loving A Cattle Co.........................31 March 2013

"Come on... get up now!” Celeste Armstrong, Howell, MI

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MARCH 2013 MAR 1-4 • Houston Livestock Show, Houston, TX. TLBAA, Pam Galloway (817) 625-6241 or Qualifying Haltered and Youth. MAR 1-2 • Longhorn Opportunities Longhorn Road Tour, South Texas Area. Justin Rombeck or (816) 536-1083 MAR 8-10 • North Texas Longhorn Breeders Show, Glen Rose, TX. Kevin & Lauri Rooker - Qualifying Haltered, Free and Youth. MAR 9 • Heart of Texas Roundup Sale, West Auction Barn, West, TX. Russell Hooks or (409) 381-0616. MAR 9-10 • Texas Longhorn Breeders of New Mexico Show, Las Cruces, NM. Kristi Wilson or (575) 354-1210. Qualifying Haltered, Free and Youth. MAR 15-16 • Star of Texas Fair & Rodeo, Austin, Texas. Louis Christa (210) 863-7003 or Qualifying Haltered, Free and Youth. MAR 16 • Prairie State Longhorn Association Meeting, Dan Stoltz Residence, Pacific, MO. (314) 409-1104. MAR 21-22 • South Texas State Fair, Beaumont, TX. Qualifying Haltered and Youth. MAR 22-24 • Stillwater Shootout, Stillwater, OK. Steve & Bodie Quary (405) 567-3093 or Qualifying Haltered, Free and Youth. MAR 30 • B&C Show Me Longhorn Spring Sale, Brookfield Livestock Auctions, Inc., Bus. Hwy. 36, Brookfield, MO. Sayre Auction & Sale Management, Bill Sayre (660) 258-2973 or cell (660) 734-0827 or Shawn (660) 734-8782.

APRIL 2013 APR 5 • Southeastern Winchester Futurity. Terry King (850) 956-4154 or; Danny Guffey (256) 717-9986; Nancy or (334) 3180887. APR 5-6 • Hudson-Valentine Spring Invitational Texas Longhorn Sale, WKU Ag Expo Center, Bowling Green, KY. Lorinda Valentine (270) 393-2012 APR 5-7 • STLA Rockdale Spring Show, Rockdale, TX. Chair: Sandi Nordhausen (512) 898-2401, Co-chair: Louis Christa (210) 863-7003, Qualifying Haltered and Youth. APR 12-14 • TLBGCA Spring Show, Washington County Fairgrounds, Brenham, Texas. Susan Young - or (713) 294-6334. Qualifying Haltered, Free and Youth. APR 13 • Red River Longhorn Sale, Red River Sale Barn, Overbrook, OK. Rick or (713) 305-0259. APR 27 • Midwest Longhorn Sale, Winfield, KS. Mike Bowman (316) 778-1717 or

MAY 2013 MAY 3-4 • Red McCombs Fiesta Sale and Premier Heifer Sale, Johnson City, TX. Alan & Teresa Sparger,,, (210) 445-8798. MAY 4 • High Plains Texas Longhorn Sale, Centennial Livestock Auction, Ft. Collins, CO. Consignment Deadline: March 11th. John Nelson, Sale or (970) 897-2444. MAY 11 • Cattle Baron’s Premier Longhorn Sale, Mid-Tex Livestock Auction, Navasota, TX. Rick Friedrich (713) 305-0259 or


Coming Events MAY 17-18 • Millennium Futurity, Glen Rose, TX; Bill Davidson (405) 258-7117 or

JUNE 2013 JUNE 12-14 • TLBAA World Show, Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth, TX. Pam Galloway (817) 625-6241 or Qualifying Haltered, Free and Youth. JUNE 12-16 • Autobahn Youth Tour “Autobahnanza”, Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth, TX. Larry Barker (817) 988-6110 or JUNE 14-15 • Winchester Futurity of the North, Gibson County Fairgrounds, Princeton, IN. Scott Simmons (618) 729-2004 or Deanna Sanders (618) 7805365. JUNE 15 • “Trail Of Tears Heifer Futurity”, Idabel, OK. Wes Watson (580) 286-1240 or

AUGUST 2013 AUG 3 • Deschutes County Fair, Deschutes County Fairground, Redmond, OR. Tammi Kuntz (541) 280-1645. Qualifying Free. AUG 9-10 • Rocky Mountain Select Sale, Latigo Arena, Colorado Springs, CO. Stan Searle (719) 481-3735 or Gary Lake (719) 314-8294. AUG 17 • Mosser Longhorn Dispersale Sale, Marquess Arrow Ranch, Ben Wheeler, TX. Ron Marquess (903) 570-5199.

SEPTEMBER 2013 SEPT 7 • 17th Annual “Waaka Lapish Foloha” Longhorn Sale, Durant, OK. Wes Watson (580) 286-1240 or SEPT 14 • 5th Annual Appalachian Trail Registered Texas Longhorn Consignment Sale, Mt. Airy Stockyard, Mt. Airy, NC. Carl Brantley, Wilkesboro, NC or (336) 667-5452. SEPT 14 • YO Ranch Texas Longhorn Fall Sale, Mountain Home, TX. (325) 668-3552. SEPT 26-28 • East Texas State Fair, Tyler, TX. Dr. Gene & Lana Hightower (903) 963-7442 or Entry forms & info at Qualifying Haltered, Free and Youth.

OCTOBER 2013 OCT 9-13 • TLBAA Horn Showcase, Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth, TX. Pam Galloway (817) 625-6241 or OCT 12 • TLBAA Horn Showcase Sale, Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth, TX. Pam Galloway (817) 625-6241 or OCT 26 • Marquess Arrow Production Sale, Ben Wheeler, TX. Ron & Barbara or (903) 833-5810 Ranch or (903) 570-5199 Ron. OCT 25-27 • Ark-La-Tex Fall Show, George Henderson 2nd Expo Center, Lufkin, TX. Donnie Taylor (936) 414-1401 or Bobbye DuBose (409) 384-8120. Qualifying Haltered, Free and Youth

NOVEMBER 2013 NOV 9-10 • Louisiana State Fair, Shreveport, LA. Tina DuBose (979) 277-2656. Qualifying Haltered, Free and Youth.

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