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Trail Blazing A Decade ......................21 by Henry King
Chairman Letter ..................................6 In The Pen..........................................19 TLBT Letter ......................................32 Memoriams ........................................36 News on the Trail ..............................42 Affiliate News ....................................45 Herd Management ............................50 Movers & Shakers ..............................52 Dams of Merit....................................53 Advertising Index ..............................59 Just for Grins......................................59 Save the Date ....................................60
Feature Articles: My Favorite Cow Project ........................20 TLBAA Longhorn Week in Review........26 World Show Sponsorships ......................30 Keep it Simple and Profitable..................34 Foot Rot in Grazing Cattle......................37 Breeder Forum ........................................42
Sale Information: Premiere Heifer Sale ..........................25
About the Cover:
Lori Beeson • Nolensville, Tennessee Bonnie Damrow • Roca, Nebraska Paige Evans • Kiowa, Colorado Rebecca Moeller • Socorro, New Mexico Wanda Moore • Sulphur Bluff, Texas Bodie Quary • Prague, Oklahoma
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TLBAA BREED ADVISORY COMMITTEE Chairman: Dr. Bob Kropp Oklahoma State University
Dr. Harlan Ritchie
Dr. Charles McPeake
Michigan State University
University of Georgia
Dr. Bill Able
Dr. Scott Schaake
Northwestern Oklahoma University
Kansas State University
Marshall Ruble Iowa State University
Dr. Randall Grooms TAES Texas A&M University
MEMBER: MEMBER U.S. BEEF BREEDS COUNCIL
Past Presidents & Chairmen of the Board CHARLES SCHREINER III*
WALTER G. RIEDEL, JR.*
DR. L.V. BAKER
DR. W.D. “BILL” CLARK
WALTER B. SCOTT
RICHARD D. CARLSON
JOHN T. BAKER
DR. FRITZ MOELLER
RIEMER CALHOUN, JR.
GLEN W. LEWIS 1992-1995
J.G. PHILLIPS, JR.* 1969-1971 1971-1973 1973-1975 1975-1977
J.T. “HAPPY” SHAHAN* 1977-1978
JOHN R. BALL
1981-1982 1982-1984 1984-1986 1986-1988
1998-2003 2003-2005 2006-2007 2007-2007
TIM MILLER 1995-1998
From the Chairman of the Board Dear Members: The iconic stature of the Texas Longhorn as a symbol of the old West is recognized throughout the world. If you own these animals, you surely have experienced ranch visits from foreigners the world over, artists of every stripe, and the just plain curious. If this hasn’t happened to you yet, you can count on it in the future. Each visit is an opportunity to promote your herd to the public. To paraphrase something that the successful Longhorn promoter Darol Dickinson said in a 1992 seminar, there are different kinds of promotion but the best is free it is always in demand, it is easy to place, and it costs you nothing. Kim placed our first promotional story two weeks after that seminar and we have been practicing this technique ever since. A case in point: a French couple visiting in the US, Oriane & Stephane Clauzel were at the TLBAA to tour our office and show us photos of their Texas Longhorn herd. When the French visitors left, they had a new TLBAA membership, TLBAA pen sign, TLBAA caps and calendar and a Triple R Ranch 2010 calendar to take back across the Atlantic. (You can see more about our new members from France on page 26) Opportunities for self-promotion can be found right inside your Trails magazine every month. The “News on the Trail” features members or Longhorn newsworthy topics that promote different areas of our industry, all free of charge. Affiliates can also practice self-promotion, on the Affiliates’ page, which is available free to all Affiliates that wish to announce shows, sales field days or news in your area. Anything that your Affiliate is doing, is of interest to our readers and the Longhorn industry. You can do a little or a lot, but if you experiment with free promotion, I believe you will like the results. On the subject of marketing, if you haven’t noticed, baby boomers heading into retirement have exponentially increased the growing interest in healthy living choices, including the decision to eat lean beef raised in the U.S. As a result, many TLBAA members are developing a lean beef component for their marketing program. Because Texas Longhorn lean beef should be of interest to all of us, I recommend an article titled “Beef Wars” which can be found in the February/March issue of American Cowboy, and the book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan. News on the TLBAA front • Work on 2010 World Show, set for this June, is in full swing. For the first time, we are offering World Show sponsorships similar to those for the Horn Showcase. There are a number of different levels, one for every budget, and each with a unique package of benefits for the sponsors. You can check out the sponsorship packages inside this issue of the Trails on page 30. • The Board recently approved the contract between Genetics Performance Solutions and TLBAA for a new integrated Web-based registry and membership management system. GPS will provide programming, hardware and technical management for a reasonable annual fee. The conversion is expected to take four months, and once completed, will allow for a number of member benefits not currently available. • This month kicks off the “My Favorite Cow” project for 2010. Last year, we had 17 pages of photos in the May Brood Cow issue of the Trails. We would like to meet or exceed that this year. This is your best opportunity to share your favorite cow in this special Trails photo album that is becoming an annual tradition. See more details on the My Favorite Cow project inside this issue of the Trails on page 20. • We hoped that I would be introducing the New General Manager of TLBAA in this issue, but unfortunately we have not met the right candidate. Our goal is to be sure that we hire a well-qualified General Manager for the benefit of the TLBAA, and we will continue looking for someone who meets our needs. • Finally, if you are interested in volunteering your time and working with TLBAA to make us the best member association in the Texas Longhorn industry, please contact your regional director. We will find a place where you can make a difference. See you down the road,
Robert Richey Chairman of the Board
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Give your breeding program Beadle Land & Cattle - Ray & Bonnie Beadle Los Gatos & Hollister, California (408) 656-6266 Fax: (408) 356-7383 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Box Z Ranch - Steven Zunker & Louis Christa 1506 Harwood Road, Luling, TX 78648 Ranch mobile (210) 827-3940 www.boxzranch.com
Buckhorn Cattle Company - Buck & Sharon Adams 110 N. Broad, Guthrie, OK 73044 www.buckhorncattle.com (405) 260-1942 • (405) 282-9800
Eagles Ridge Longhorns - Paul & Judi Sellers
3245 Sugarloaf Key Rd, U21A, Punta Gorda, Florida 33955 (941) 979-2419 or (443) 624-0792 e-mail: email@example.com
Falls Creek Longhorns - Stanley & Sandi Tidwell 2330 W. FM 875, Midlothian, TX 76065 Contact Russell Hooks - (409) 381-0616 Herd Manager/Consultant e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kent & Sandy Harrell
15 W 6th St Ste 2510, Tulsa, OK 74119 (918) 299-6402 • (918) 733-4008 www.harrellranch.com • e-mail: Kent@harrellranch.com
Kaso, Lisa & Jake Kety - Little Ace Cattle Company P.O. Box 386, Folsom LA 70437 (985) 796-3918 e-mail: email@example.com
Brennan & Michele Potts - Rocking P Longhorns P.O. Box 579, Emory, TX 75440 (903) 473-2430 Cell: (903) 348-5400 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rafter H Longhorns - Kenn Harding, Tammy Tiner & Laura Harding 200 Pershing Ave., College Station, TX 77840 (979) 777-5256 e-mail: email@example.com
Rio Vista Ranch – Elmer & Susan Rosenberger 4818 Eck Lane, Austin, TX 78734 (512) 266-3250 Cell: (512) 422-8336 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.riovistaranch.com
Shamrock Land & Cattle LLC - Gary, Patric & McKenna Donovan P.O. Box 374, Mt. Hood, OR 97041 e-mail: email@example.com (541) 490-4681
Westfarms Inc. – Dale, Lynette, Leslie & Matt Westmoreland 13529 Hwy 450, Franklinton, LA 70438 (985) 795-1539 Cell: (985) 515-3172 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
a boost with Butler genetics! 446 Ranch - Lonnie Shan & Raymond Cruthis 7303 CR 446 • Thorndale, TX 76577 (512) 269-9037 e-mail: CR446Ranch@aol.com www.butlertexaslonghorns.com/Breeders/shan.html
Frank Anderson Jr. and III 828 South Rosemary Drive • Bryan, TX 77802 (979) 846-8020 • (713) 984-9431
Concho Ranch - Tony & Judy Cain 707 S. David St • San Angelo, TX 76903 (325) 657-0707 • (325) 650-4676 e-mail: email@example.com
DALGOOD Longhorns - Malcolm & Connie Goodman (713) 782-8422 • Waller, TX e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.dalgoodlonghorns.com
4T Longhorns - Donnie & Marilyn Taylor 2038 Marshall Ivy Rd., Huntington, TX 75949 (936) 422-3155 • Cell (936) 414-1401 e-mail: email@example.com • www.4tlonghorns.com
Krazy K Longhorns – Theo & Gail Kocian Hallettsville, TX • (361) 798-6774 www.krazyklonghorns.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob & Pam Loomis - Loomis Longhorns Rt. 1 Box 673 • Marietta, OK 73448 (580) 276-9265 • Fax (580) 276-3049 e-mail: email@example.com
Rocking G Ranch - Mrs. Ramie Griffin 5005 Callais Road • Beaumont, TX 77713 (409) 892-2662 • Fax (409) 838-6926 Cell (409) 781-3215 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sidewinder Cattle Company - Ed Shehee, Jr. 1007 Airport Blvd • Pensacola, FL 32504 (850) 572-6595 www.sidewindercattleco.com
Stanley Cattle Co. - David Stanley 3435 Talbert Ranch Rd., China Spring, TX 76633 (254) 836-4223 • (254) 836-9603 www.StanleyCattleCo.com e-mail: email@example.com
Jane’s Land & Cattle Co. - John & Jane Thate 418 W. Margaret St. • Fairmont, MN 56031 (507) 235-3467
Triple R Ranch - Robert & Kim Richey 21000 Dry Creek Road • San Angelo, TX 76901 (325) 942-1198 • e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.butlertexaslonghorns.com
Mike and Debbie Bowman
P.O. Box 40. • Benton, KS 67017
Home (316) 778-1717 • Fax (316) 778-2273 • email: email@example.com
Mike and Debbie Bowman
P.O. Box 40. • Benton, KS 67017
Home (316) 778-1717 • Fax (316) 778-2273 • email: firstname.lastname@example.org
BOLEN LONGHORNS Brent & Cindy Bolen • www.bolenlonghorns.com Bruce Ollive - Ranch Manager • Lufkin, Texas
(936) 674-5180 • email@example.com
Mike and Debbie Bowman P.O. Box 40 • Benton, KS 67017 Home (316) 778-1717 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dick & Peg Lowe
11585 Round Lake Rd. Horton, MI 49246 517-688-3030 • Fax: 517-529-4504 email@example.com • www.rrrlonghorns.com
1. Angela Davis, Hurst, TX ; TLBAA Registrations Clerk Rick Fritsche 2. Trails Editor in Chief Brenda Cantrell; Rex Mosser, Midway, TX; Nora Gleason; Registrations Clerk Rick Fritsche 3. Neil Dickinson, Dublin, TX; Registrations Clerk Dana Comer. 4. Greg Williams, Keller, TX; Trails Art Director Laura Standley. 5. Registrations Clerk Rick Fritsche; Clint Birdwell, Flower Mound, TX. 6. Traci and Trigg Moore, Hico, TX; Show Assistant Pam Galloway 7. Registrations Clerk Rick Fritsche; Stephen and Lynne Knapp, Azle, TX. 8. Bob Rubel, Burleson, TX; Show Assistant Pam Galloway; Louann Rubel, Burleson, TX. 9. Registrations Clerk Rick Fritsche; Homer Neeper, Fort Worth, TX. 10. Elmer Rosenberger, Austin, TX; Jim Bulgar with GPS. 11. Oriane and Stephane Clauzel, France and TLBAA Chairman of the Board Robert Richey, San Angelo, TX.
A Look Back Over the Past 10 Years Part I (2000-2004)
By Henry King
here were you on New Year’s Eve 1999? To some, ringing in the New Year from 1999 to 2000 was going to be a catastrophic event of epic proportions due to what they called the “Y2K” problem — or the Millennium Bug, or the Year 2000 Problem. This doom’s day prediction for the technological world was caused by the practice of abbreviating a four-digit year to two digits in computerized record keeping. Many computer programs, which were written when computer memory was scarce, would show a year such as 1960 as 60 to conserve valuable memory. These programs would not be able to distinguish the year 2000 from 1900. Concerns arose that important industries such as electricity suppliers, financial institutions and government entities would shut down at midnight January 1, 2000 because of the inability of software to interpret dates. Sensationalized press coverage and speculation panicked many, and debate continues as to whether the lack of actual computer failures was the result of corrective precautions, or if the entire problem had been overstated. After we settled down from that “nonevent”, January 2000 brought us the dotcom bubble and resulting Dow Jones tumble; we had America OnLine agreeing to buy out Time Warner for $162 billion, and the St. Louis Rams winning Super Bowl XXXIV, defeating the Tennessee Titans 23-16. Life in the year 2000 wasn’t much different from life in 1999, just a new date to get used to writing.
The first Texas Longhorn cow registered in 2000 was Silhousett 507, whose registration number is 194033, and the first steer was L Rawhide, number 7577. Both were registered by Tommy Hope, who showed up at the TLBAA office bright and early on January 3, the first business day of the new decade. In the ten years following, 69,258 more cows have been added to the registry, along with 17,290 bulls and 4,590 steers. TLBAA membership at that time was 4,000. As with the rest of North America, the decade ushered in by the year 2000 has been a series of peaks and valleys for the Texas Longhorn fraternity. In the January Trails, President Sherman Boyles acknowledged the contributions made by TLBAA founders such as Charlie Schreiner III and Jack Phillips, and spoke of the growth since Jack and his wife were the total staff and ran the registry from their home. He said we need members who are bold, innovative and have leadership qualities to lead the association into the 21st century. The innovation spoken of by Sherman Boyles was demonstrated early and often in the new millennium, including innovations such as the Millennium Futurity, the Horn Showcase, an updated Web site, the Best at West Sales, the Youth Scholarship Program, the Horn Showcase Sale, the Fall Breeders Cup Futurity and the 12point requirements for registration of Texas Longhorn clones.
Editors Note: Henry King’s assignment this month was to take a look at the past decade and highlight points of interest to the Longhorn industry. Because there were so many noteworthy events that took place during this time frame, this will be a two part series. This month we look at the first five years from 2000-2004. March 2010
2000: Millennium Futurity host Ben Gravett (L) with Judges Dale Hunt, Gene Autry, OK; John T. Baker, Liberty Hill, TX; Col. Eddie Wood, Wynnewood, OK; Scott Hughes, Rutherfordton, NC; J.B. Blake, Dry Creek, LA; and Ranch Manager Bill Davidson, kneeling.
2000 Horn Showcase:Measuremen Dale Hunt and Jerome Walburn. Official witness Jim Curry.
The January 2000 issue of the Texas Longhorn Trails revealed that the magazine started off on a high note with awards from the Livestock Publications Council’s 22nd Newspaper and Magazine Contest, winning a first, a second and three honorable mentions. Those winning ways continued throughout the next ten years of the 2000s. The first Millennium Futurity was held in May, 2000 at Culpepper, Virginia. Tom and Val Claassen won in both the Spring Heifers and Spring Bulls categories, Corky Crumbaugh won in Fall Heifers, and Danny Deal won in Fall Bulls. This futurity has been held annually in various locations under the management of Bill Davidson, and continues to grow in size and prestige. Stacey Stanfield was the 2000 President of the Texas Longhorn Breeders of Tomorrow (TLBT). The chairmen of the Youth committee, Sam and Bonnie Scott, Langsville, Ohio, continued to serve several years in that capacity after first being appointed in 1996 by President Tim Miller. The TLBAA Web site, which had its fledgling beginning in 1996, was revamped in 2000 under new webmaster Candy Judd of Fort Rock, Oregon. The revised site had pages on TLBAA history, breeder recognition, information on membership and a Trails section with advertising ideas and order forms. A complete section was devoted to the show circuit with champions and Hall of Fame as well as news of upcoming events and shows, including entry forms. Resources and Services included registration and transfer forms that could be printed from home computers. Auctioneer Col. Eddie Wood officiated at the first Best at West Texas Longhorn Sale on August 5, 2000. The auction that day sold 139 TLBAA-registered cattle which grossed $69,000. There were 110 prospective buyers from seven states and consignors from Oklahoma, Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana. These regular auctions were designed to provide members with a convenient, economical way to market their longhorn cattle. As Larry Barker was quoted, “All you have to do is show up with your cattle. There will be a vet on site so you don’t have to worry about health papers, and the commission takes care of the TLBAA transfer fee.” The first three sales
BEST AT WEST SALE
Clerk Shirley Sicinski, TLBAA President Sherman Boyles; auctioneer Col. Eddie Wood; and pedigree reader Dale Hunt on the auction block at the first Best at West Sale.
generated over $320,000 for TLBAA members, and close to 450 head of TLBAA registered cattle were transferred to new owners. New members were signed up after making their first purchase, and the popularity of these sales continues unabated. Arguably one of the most dynamic innovations, and the one with the greatest impact on the popularity and value of Texas Longhorn cattle, has been the TLBAA’s Horn Showcase. This brainchild of Oklahoma rancher Dale Hunt had its debut on November 10, 2000 when 62 head were trailered to Fort Worth for an official measurement. Awards were presented at the TLBAA Annual Awards Banquet that evening. The initial Showcase offered four classes for bulls and four classes for females, ages 1, 2, 3 and 4-and-older. GF Heavy Hitter, owned by Rex and Sherese Glendenning, Celina, Texas, was the longest-horned bull at 76 ¾”. The winning cow, at 72 ½” was 4C Princess, owned by the Lonero/ Schaper Alliance. The second Horn Showcase, which drew 103 entries from 14 states, split the classes for younger bulls and females into six-month spans, and added a class for Trophy Steers. Over the years, refinements such as Total Horn and Composite, plus incremental age differentiation, have broadened the potential for class wins and have increased the participation to a level undreamed of when the competition originated. Starlight, a perennial title-holder in the tip-to-tip horn measurement for cows, was an obvious candidate for cloning when that procedure became viable. DNA from Starlight cells was placed in bovine egg cells, and the resultant embryos went into recipient cows in July of 2000. Although none of the embryos from this first attempt survived, a second effort proved successful, and owner Zech Dameron III offered a Starlight clone in the first Horn Showcase Sale in November, 2002. As the era of the clone was dawning, a more venerable Texas Longhorn tradition was ending. The federal herd of cattle which had been maintained since 1936 at Fort Niobrara, near Valentine, Nebraska, had to be moved. For 64 years, the herd provided a unique genetic pool for WR cattle as well as for breeders across the country. The 58th and final public auction was held October 4, 2000, after which the remaining bulls and calves were trucked
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to Fort Robinson State Park near Crawford, Nebraska. The remaining cows, yearling heifers and steers left on foot a few days later in snowy, cold conditions. The trail drive left on November 11, 2000, and arrived at Fort Robinson on November 19. The purpose for the herd of nearly 200 had been as a backup for the Wichita Mountain Refuge herd in case of a disease outbreak or other catastrophe in the U.S. herd at Cache, Oklahoma. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service transferred ownership and management to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, which in turn agreed to manage and preserve the Longhorn herd, maintain pedigrees and registrations with the TLBAA and provide appropriate public viewing opportunities. Longhorns in space may be a stretch, but Texas Longhorn cattle have a firm connection with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration at the Johnson Space Center near Houston, Texas. Christened in 2000, the Western Heritage Pavilion and Longhorn Project has the potential to be viewed by 1.2 million annual visitors as part of the Space Center tours. The unique project, designed as an educational interface between area high schools and NASA, was recognized by the General Services Administration with its prestigious Award of Merit for innovative community partnering. Organizers hope to foster student education in animal care and breeding, fruit and vegetable cultivation, recycling and soil research for potential applications in space exploration. The use of personal computers for record maintenance became a useful tool for owners of Texas Longhorns when Longhorn Max became the official software of the TLBAA in early 2001. Designed with the specific needs of the Longhorn owner in mind, the program can keep unlimited horn measurements; it has fields for tip-to-tip, around the curve, and size of base. It also provides for steer records, whereas in other breeds the records are only needed for bull, cow and calf. The software can also interface with TLBAA computers for herd inventory. The tragedy of the September 11, 2001 attack on New York City, the Pentagon and the crash in Pennsylvania impacted every American, and subsequent disruptions were felt in a variety of ways. Linda Moore, who with her husband Bob served as Youth Chairmen 1989-1991, died on September 19. Bob and Linda’s long-time friend and fellow Longhorn breeder Sam
LINDA MOORE YOUTH CLASSIC
Porter was in New York City coordinating the chaplains who had been dispatched to minister there. He left that duty to officiate at Linda’s funeral. The Linda Moore Classic, the TLBT youth show at the Fort Worth Stock Show is named in her honor. The Autobahn Motorcar Group Youth Scholarship Tour was established in 2001 and was available to all TLBT members who participated in the TLBAA World Qualifying Youth Show Circuit. Diann and John Chase wanted as many youngsters as possible involved, so the payout was based on class wins. A thousand dollars was to be distributed to winners in each of ten youth shows, with $5,000 to be distributed equally among class winners of the National Youth Show. Each winner would have an account set up in an interest-bearing scholarship trust fund, to which funds would be added as the member kept competing and winning. When the student goes to college, they may submit their expenses to the fund, and colleges would be paid directly. In 2002, David Hartshorn, Jonesboro, Arkansas, donated $5,000 to the fund, which was matched by John and Diann Chase. Now $2,000 was available per show, and money was paid to the first three places per class; funds for the National Youth show increased to $10,000. By 2004, scholarship funds were awarded to the first five places and had increased to $76,500. A spectacular $110,000 was on track to be awarded in 2005! Cattle prices are always of interest to the producer, and sale results have a prominent place in each issue of the Texas Longhorn Tr a i l s . Few auctions generated more interest than the first TLBAA Horn Showcase Sale, November 16, 2002. Co-chairmen Ray Moore and Joel Lemley put together a great offering, with 84 lots grossing $315,150, for an average of $3,752. The high-selling lot at $20,000 was Delta Disco, consigned by El Coyote Ranch and purchased by Rex and Vicki Mosser. The second high, at $19,500, was a Starlight clone consigned by Zech Dameron III and also purchased by Rex and Vicki Mosser. The “Bonus Membership Coupon” began in 2002. These coupons were used by members to give TLBAA membership to their new
HORN SHOWCASE SALE
2000 Fort Niobrara herd moves to Fort Robinson.
Western Heritage Pavilion and Longhorn Project at the Johnson Space Center near Houston, Texas, designed as an educational interface between area high schools and NASA,
Stephanie Bradley and Bob Moore at the first Linda Moore Youth Classic, which was also a stop on the Autobahn Youth Scholarship Tour, both established in 2001.
The first Longhorn clones selling at the inaugural Horn Showcase Sale.
The first cow to be recognized as a Dam of Excellence is Westhaven Ranger Reddy owned by Col. Fraser West of Ione, California.
buyers. It created a lot of goodwill for the sellers and their breeding programs, and also added enthusiastic new members to the TLBAA. High selling individuals in the early part of the decade included $59,000 for Days Feisty Fannie, consigned to the Red McCombs Fiesta Sale in April, 2002 by John Stockton and purchased by Vicki Mosser. In the McCombs sale May 1, 2004, Sabrina 115, consigned by Bow Carpenter, was purchased by Bill Hudson for $61,000. The Dams of Merit program, created by the TLBAA to recognize the production and fertility of the Texas Longhorn female, showcased the first honorees in the March, 2003 issue of the Trails. The Dam of Distinction Award recognizes a cow that has five consecutive calves with the first born before her third birthday. The Dam of Excellence must have ten consecutive calves, starting with the first before her third birthday. The first cow to be recognized as a Dam of Excellence is Westhaven Ranger Reddy owned by Col. Fraser West of Ione, California. The TLBAA Outrider Program was initiated as a program for those who have an interest in the preservation of the Texas Longhorn breed of cattle and its link with the history of America, but do not necessarily own the cattle. A lifetime charter member in the Outrider Program received a beautiful 12” x 7” x 8” signed and numbered “Outrider” bronze created by talented Fort Worth western sculptor Jack Wilson. They also received a certificate of membership, a colorful “wild rag,” a membership decal and a lifetime subscription to the Texas Longhorn Trails magazine. TLBAA Breeders Symposiums, held at Stillwater, Oklahoma and organized by Dr. Bob Kropp, chairman of the TLBAA Breed Advisory Committee, brought a wealth of information concerning the breeding and maintenance of functional and productive Texas Longhorn Cattle. The meetings regularly attracted about a hundred participants who were exposed to the collective wisdom of knowledgeable
DAMS OF MERIT
Dr. Randall Grooms explains conformation during the live-animal evaluation during the first TLBAAA Breeders Symposium in 2002.
Three hundred TLBAA members gathered in Fort Worth to celebrate the organization’s 40th anniversary on August 27, 2004.
breeders and animal scientists who excelled at sharing their knowledge. Another marketing device announced in the August, 2004 issue of the Trails is a DVD to be included in the informational packet sent to prospective breeders. It allows viewers to listen to actual breeders, see the cattle for themselves and learn about the activities of the TLBAA. It includes a history of the Texas Longhorn breed and points out the benefits of the cattle, including lean beef, gentleness and low maintenance. E-Trails, the electronic version of the Texas Longhorn Trails, went online in September, 2004. It was created to complement the printed magazine and provide an additional outlet for news of the industry. It continues to provide coverage of shows and sales, maintains an updated calendar of events and an on-site breeder directory. TLBAA members Mike Crawford and Pam Watson created the Web site, which is updated and maintained by the TLBAA staff. It can be accessed by going to www.tlbaa.org and clicking on E-Trails. Members who provide their e-mail address will receive the E-Trails in their inbox. Three hundred TLBAA members gathered in Fort Worth to celebrate the organization’s 40th anniversary on August 27, 2004. Chairwomen for the event were Bernice Moore and Annabelle Kennard. An event room at Will Rogers Memorial Center was converted into a festive meet-and-greet for Longhorn fans from across the nation. A barbecue dinner followed by a fund-raising auction capped the evening’s events. The first five years of the 2000s have been extremely busy and productive years for the TLBAA and the Longhorn industry as a whole. As we continue to look back at our most recent decade next month, you will discover even more noteworthy progress that has been made. As the times are ever changing, so does the TLBAA.
Editor’s note: While we strived to include the many noteworthy events that happened between 2000 and 2004, we may have neglected an event that you personally feel is important. Please let us hear from you and we will share it with the rest of our Longhorn friends. Next month, Part II of the Trail Blazing A Decade 2005-2009.
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JANUARY 16, 2010 FORT WORTH, TX AUCTIONEER: JOEL LEMLEY PEDIGREES: DALE HUNT SALE MANAGEMENT: TLBAA
2010 TLBAA Premier Heifer Sale
Photos by Grace Taylor & Ashton Brown
70 Lots Sold Sale Average: $1,796.43 Volume Buyers: Mike and Debbie Bowman, Benton, KS; TH Longhorns, Aubrey, TX; Sand Hills Ranch, Mansfield, LA; Wyan Aswell; Betty Gibbs
HIGH SELLING LOT:
Craig Perez, Waurika, OK; Ethan Flowers, Beaumont, TX.
Mike and Debbie Bowman, Benton, KS; Ron Marquess, Ben Wheeler, TX.
M ARROW FABULOUS
(2007 daughter of Feisty Lee Jr. and M Arrow Spectacular)
Consignor: Ron and Barbara Marquess, Ben Wheeler, TX. Buyer: Mike and Debbie Bowman, Benton, KS
Jace Bolen, Lufkin,TX; Mike and Debbie Bowman, Benton, KS; Ellie Bolen, Lufkin, TX.
TLBAA Treasurer Darlene Aldridge, DVM, Somerville, TX; TLBAA Director Lana Hightower, Van, TX.
OTHER HIGH SELLING LOT: $6,000 – RCR SEBASTIANS DARLING (2008 daughter of Sebastian and Crowns Rolling Darling) Consignor: Rolling Creek
Ranch, Iredell, TX. Buyer: Brent and Cindy Bolen, Lufkin, TX.
– DDL MISS COWPOKE
(2007 daughter of EOT Cowpoke and Guadalupe) Consignor: Mike and Kim
MacLeod, Palo Pinto, TX. Buyer: Sand Hills Ranch, Mansfield, LA.
Ray Peterson, Blanket, TX; Ty Zach Moffitt, Ashboro, NC. Wehring, Houston, TX.
Don Bordelon, Waco, TX; Dick Lowe, Horton, MI.
– ROUNDUP’S MS MIS-
(2007 daughter of Roundup and Sentor’s Choice) Consignor: Mike and
Debbie Bowman, Benton, KS. Buyer: TH Longhorns, Aubrey, TX.
– RP DANCING FOR GOLD
(2008 daughter of JL War Dance and S&L Golddust) Consignor: Ray and Becky
Peterson, Blanket, TX. Buyer: Mike and Debbie Bowman, Benton, KS. March 2010
Teresa and Gary Bowdoin, Crawford, TX.
Dan & TLBAA Director Terry Fehriman, Parma, ID.
Kim and Mike MacLeod, Palo Pinto, TX.
AND THE AWARD IS PRESENT
In the December 2009 TRAILS, the criteria for the 2009 Awards were listed and members were encouraged to submit written nominations. During the 2009 Awards Banquet, each recipient received their award from a person that was responsible for their nomination and they each gave a brief explanation as to why they believed their nominee deserved the award.
Mel Raley Rising Star Award Matt Westmoreland
Mel 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. The nominees included: Matt Westmoreland, Franklinton, LA Doug and Sandy Stotts, Houston, TX James Turner, Conroe, TX Robert Richey presented the Mel Raley Rising Star Award to Matt Westmoreland and in his presentation stated, “Matt is always willing to help other members and has taken a great interest in the cattle and preserving the breed.”
Movers & Shakers Panther Creek Ranch
Movers & Shakers Award is presented to the member who has registered and transferred the most number of animals throughout the year. The Movers & Shakers can be found every month in the Trails magazine. The winners for each Division were announced at the Banquet. Division A- Hudson Longhorns, Bill Hudson, Hattiesburg, MS Division B- Panther Creek, Joe & Lorinda Valentine, Marlin, TX Division C- Dick Robbins of Anchor D Ranch, Belvidere, KS TLBAA’s Registrations Clerk Rick Fritsche announced that the Mover and Shaker for 2009 was Panther Creek Ranch-Joe and Lorinda Valentine.
2009 Awards Committee: Deb Lesyk, Scott Simmons, Dora Thompson, Dana Buenger & Laura Standley
Top Gun of the TLBAA Sandy Stotts
Top Gun Award is based on new active memberships secured by an individual. TLBAA’s Special Events Manager Kim Barfield announced the 2009 Top Gun of the TLBAA as Sandy Stotts, Houston, TX of Hideaway Ranch.
trails supporter of the year - Joel Lemley
Trails Supporter of the Year is to honor the memory of Alan Clemmensen for his kindness, creativity, dedication, and positive influence upon the Longhorn industry and for his knowledge and photography skills that enhanced the Trails magazine. The Alan Clemmensen Trails Supporter of the Year is given to the member whose advertising campaign contributes to the overall quality of the magazine. Trails’ Editor in Chief, Brenda Cantrell thanked all the advertisers in the Trails magazine for the year 2009. She explained that from the smallest classified ad to the full pages, the Trails would not be able to publish the magazine each month without advertising support. She announced that some of the Trails largest supporters in 2009 included: Hideaway Ranch, Mosser Longhorns, El Coyote Ranch, End of Trails Ranch, 4 Gone Ranch, Panther Creek Longhorns, Star Creek Ranch and Briscoe Longhorns, to name a few. Cantrell then announced that the Alan Clemmensen Trails Supporter of the Year Award went to Joel Lemley, Blackwell, TX. This was the second year in a row for Lemley to win this award. Before handing the microphone over for the next presenter, Cantrell took a moment to thank contributing editor Henry King for going beyond the call of duty during the year. Not only would he take writing assignments at the last minute and meet his deadlines, but he also volunteered to come to the office every month and help with proofing the magazine, because he was aware of the reduced staff. He spends hours in the office utilizing his journalistic skills without charging the TLBAA for his proofing ability. King is a true supporter to the staff and to the TLBAA and Cantrell expressed her deepest gratitude. King received a standing ovation from the crowd. Texas Longhorn Trails
NTED TO TLBAA MEMBER… Jack Phillips Award - Steven Zunker 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. The nominations this year included: Maurice Ladnier- Perkinston, MS • Charlie Buenger – Waco, TX Steven Zunker – Luling, TX • Carl Brantley – Wilkesboro, NC The semifinalist were Charlie Buenger and Steven Zunker. Dr. Darlene Aldridge read a list of qualities about the winner and concluded by saying, “Many have respect for him as a Texas Longhorn breeder, as an active TLBAA member, as a businessman and as a friend. If you haven’t guess by now, the Jack Phillips award goes to Steven Zunker.”
The Elmer parker lifetime achievement Award Michael McLeod
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. The 2009 Nominees were: Russell Hooks - Kirbyville, TX Michael McLeod - Edna, TX Ron Jones – Salida, CO Joe Valentine, Marlin, TX El Coyote – Kingsville, TX Bill Burton – Cleveland, TX With considerable review of the nominations the two finalists were: Michael McLeod and Joe Valentine. After an eloquent and emotional tribute to his dear friend, Kaso Kety presented the Elmer Parker Lifetime Achievement Award to Michael McLeod. As McLeod walked up to the podium there were cheers from the audience as they stood to honor him. Some of the written nominations for McLeod included such praise as: ‘an individual that has probably the largest Longhorn herd in the United States, has bred Longhorn cattle for over 30 years and makes his living with cattle, he is the co-host of the Butler Breeders Invitational Sale since it's beginning, his Longhorns are among some of the best in the industry and takes pride in only breeding both beauty and function.” March 2010
Dave Evans Breeder of the Year Dora Thompson & Jimmy Jones
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. The nominees were: Michael McLeod – Edna, TX Brent & Cindy Bolen – Lufkin, TX Dora Thompson – Mansfield, LA Jimmy Jones – Greenville, AL • Ron & Barbara Marquess – Ben Wheeler, TX Matt Westmoreland – Franklinton, LA The two semi finalists were Dora Thompson and Jimmy Jones and for the first time that anyone can remember there was a tie for the Dave Evans Breeder of the Year. Donnie Taylor presented the award to Dora Thompson and Terry King presented the award to Jimmy Jones. Taylor said of Thompson, “Dora has a great herd of cattle exceeding 200 to 300 head and does it with very little help. She always takes the time with many new breeders coming into the industry and shares her many years of knowledge about the breed.” And, King said of Jones, “The animals that Jimmy produces are consistent in color, conformation, disposition and breeding soundness. To quote Owen McGill ‘There are cow men and men with cows.’ Jimmy is a cow man and one hell of one at that.”
President’s Award - Steven Zunker 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 2009 Chairman of the Board Maurice Ladnier presented the President’s Award to Steven Zunker. Ladnier stated that he could not have made it as Chairman through the year without Steven’s help. Zunker walked to the podium to a standing ovation to accept the award. After receiving the award, he took the opportunity to thank Maurice for all that he did for the TLBAA during the year. He also thanked Ann Ladnier and his ranch partner Louis Christa.
TEXAS LONGHORN WEEKEND
TLBAA members from all across North America gathered in Fort Worth, TX for five days of exciting Longhorn events. The action began on January 14, 2010 at the Radisson Hotel North for a meeting of the 2009 Board of Directors. On January 15, TLBAA members gathered at the hotel again for the Affiliate Presidents meeting. TLBAA Chairman Maurice Ladnier, began the General Membership meeting by welcoming everyone and installing the new board members from the Division A elections. Installed as new board members were: Region 1 – Ron Walker, Redcliff, AB; Region 2 – Mark Stuck, Summerduck, VA; Region 4 – Carl R. Brantley, Wilkesboro, NC; Region 5 – Terry King, Westville, FL; Region 6 – Gene Juranka, Deridder, LA; Directors at Large – Doc Hyder, Dade City, FL and Jerry Loveday, Dandridge, TN. Following the General Membership meeting, the 2010 Board of Directors held its first meeting. Maurice Ladnier oversaw the election of a new Chairman of the Board. Robert Richey was elected as the 2010 Chairman and Mr. Ladnier passed the gavel to Richey. The Executive Committee elections continued with the results as follows: Executive Vice Chairman – Charlie Buenger, Waco, TX; 1st Vice Chairman – Lana Hightower, Van, TX; 2nd Vice Chairman – Doc Hyder; Secretary – Theo Kocian, League City, TX; Treasurer – Dr. Darlene Aldridge, Somerville, TX; Directors – Randy Briscoe, Kingfisher, OK and Steve Quary, Prague, OK. After the Executive Committee elections, Terry Fuhriman, Parma, ID was elected by the Board to fill the vacancy for Region 17. With the business end of the weekend finally over, members gathered for the Annual Awards Banquet as many dedicated members received recognition. A Hall of Fame reception paid tribute to the 2009 Hall of Fame winners. The live auction, presided over by Joel Lemley, Blackwell, TX, was full of high bids as Mike and Debbie Bowman, Benton, KS won the highest bid for the February and July covers of the Trails, Doc Hyder bid the highest for the 40th Anniversary Rifle and Ty Wehring, Houston, TX purchased a Longhorn print. Thank you to all that participated in the auction. The 2010 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo welcomed more than 318 Texas Longhorn exhibitors competing in the Open and Youth Shows, an increase over last year. The cattle barns stayed full as stock show visitors gathered to get a close up view of iconic Texas Longhorns. The shows and Longhorns were a main attraction for many as both the cattle and exhibitors were featured numerous times in the media. Congratulations to all the exhibitors and TLBAA members who supported this event and made it a success. During the flurry of the Longhorn festivities, the TLBAA office was notified that a couple from France was visiting as special guests of the Stock Show. Oriane and Stephane Clauzel raise Texas Longhorns in Aimargues, France. Trails Editor Brenda Cantrell met them during the Longhorn Open Show and found out they have about 30 head of Longhorns. They had many photos of their cattle to show everyone and they were extremely enthused to see so many Longhorns in one location such as the Fort Worth Stock Show. Oriane and Stephane were invited to come to the TLBAA office the next morning and were introduced to the staff and the new TLBAA Chairman Robert Richey. Before the couple left they were new members of the TLBAA, carried with them to France a TLBAA fence sign, TLBAA caps, t-shirts, Trails magazines and calendars. With tears of joy in her eyes, St ep Oriane said, “It is like a dream to be here and see all of this. We love our Longhorns and are so happy to have w hane & Orian Clauzel ith Bob Watts, Ft. Worth. a place to learn more about them and join.” The French do not accept Texas Longhorns as a cattle breed, but with the determination of the Clauzels and joining forces with the TLBAA, we can teach the French a thing or two.
Haltered Female Division – 2nd place Jeff & Nancy Bearden, League City, TX
Haltered Female Division 1st place - Elizabeth Tomasi, Houston, TX
Haltered Mature Female Division 1st place -Lazy JP Ranch, Dublin, TX
Non-Haltered Mature Female Division 3rd place -Ronna Bryant, Tularosa, NM Haltered Female Division – 3rd place Bull Division – 8th place Anchor T Ranch, Kemah, TX
Non-Haltered Mature Female Division 2nd place -Donnie & Marilyn Taylor, Huntington, TX
Bulls - 1st place & 2nd place Bull Division – 5th place Haltered Female Division – 7th place Dale Land & Cattle, Dickinson, TX
Haltered Female Division – 6th place Donald Wiens, Kennewick, WA (Rich & Linda Spooner, Stonewall, OK accepting)
Non-Halter Mature Female Division 5th place -David Vizza, Tuttle, OK
Bull Division – 6th place John & Judy Coats, Hutto, TX
Pictured above are the 2009 Hall of Fame recipients that attended the Hall of Fame Reception. For a complete list of winners, refer to the August 2009 issue of the Trails. Non-Halter Mature Female Division – 6th place -Steven Zunker, Luling, TX
March 2010 GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE - 4 B BRANDY Owned By: Jeff & Nancy Bearden, League City, TX Exhibited By: Brandon Bearden, League City, TX
GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE - 4 B BRANDY Owned By: Jeff & Nancy Bearden, League City, TX
GRAND CHAMPION BULL - TL TWISTED INK Owned & Exhibited By: Braden Tanner, Stephenville, TX
GRAND CHAMPION TROPHY STEER RED HOT 00 (RUSTY) Owned By: Ft. Worth Star Telegram, Ft. Worth, TX
YOUTH SHOW GRAND CHAMPION STEER - TTT TATER Owned & Exhibited By: Tarah Moore, Hico, TX
GRAND CHAMPION BULL - DQ SANDMAN Owned By: Steve & Bodie Quary, Prague, OK
JANUARY 18-19, 2010 • FORT WORTH, TX
GRAND CHAMPION MATURE FEMALE LUCKY B PERFECT ANGEL Owned By: Stephanie Bradley, Stephenville, TX
FORT WORTH STOCK SHOW AND RODEO JUDGES: DOUG PIERCE & JIM WILLIAMS SPONSOR: TLBAA
Ring shot during the youth show.
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If you have any questions regarding the Sponsorship Packages, feel free to contact one of the members of the World Show Committee: Chairman Lana Hightower, Cindy Dennis, Kim Hudson, Trigg Moore, John Oliver, Carole Phillips, Bodie Quary, Robert Richey, Kevin Rooker, Dr. Lou Shields, Donnie Taylor, Tammy Tiner, Mike Wilson and Youth Adivsors: Patty & David Vizza, Trigg & Traci Moore and Steve & Bodie Quary.
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Dear TLBT Members: As we move into March, all I can ask is where did the time go? It is seems like one big blur. Between moving and showing, it feels like I have more miles under my tires than a truck driver. Besides showing my Longhorns, I also show swine and I did really well with my swine projects this year in Texas. I made my County Premium sale and District Sale. Looks like my final year of school is turning out to be filled with great memories that I’m sure I will enjoy telling my kids about sometime far in the future. A major part of this great year has been all the Longhorn Shows. I have been to so many major fairs, showing my Longhorns: State Fair of Texas, in Dallas, State Fair of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, Tulsa State Fair, East Texas State Fair in Tyler, Heart of Texas State Fair, in Waco, and major stocks shows in San Antonio, Houston, Fort Worth and San Angelo. I know the number of breeders that don’t show way out-number the amount of breeders that do show, so I want to take this time to tell you about the show circuit from my eyes. There is no feeling like pulling into a big show. The rides, the food venders, and all the exhibits are indescribable. The people one meets at these shows is a life experience like no other. I was asked at the State Fair of Dallas to speak on behalf of the Longhorn breed at the livestock exhibitor’s dinner; what an honor. While at Dallas this year we were scheduled to be there at the same time as the Texas-OU game. We had a ton of TexasOU fans walking through looking at our Longhorns. The OU fans were so kind about our Longhorns. I got to visit with the couple that owns the Sooner Schooner, and they told me about hauling their ponies and wagons to all the games. At Fort Worth my family and I bought our annual Fort Worth poster painted by Buck Taylor. Besides all the television shows and movies he has made, Mr. Taylor is also an accomplished artist. This year his poster included drawings of his own Longhorn herd. He showed us which one is Bucky and 101. He really loves his Longhorns. He donated a signed print of his Longhorns crossing in front of a train that we will have for auction, so be watching for more information about this. At these shows our breed is viewed by millions of people throughout the year. One experience that I would like to share with you is the people visiting the livestock barns always want to stop and take their picture with a Longhorn. They all ask, “Can I pet one of those.” I don’t see them stopping at the other breeds asking to take pictures; there is something magical to everyone about those horns and color. I hope those of us on the show circuit do a good job in representing all of the Longhorn breeders. At the affiliate shows it is more like going to 5 to 10 family reunions a year. All the affiliates have activities for the exhibitors, and we all set around in lawn chairs talking about our animals and everyone sharing their feeding and breeding programs. If you are a breeder reading this and haven’t been to watch a show, take a day off and soak in the experience and watch the crowds as they roam through the cattle barns and hear their comments as they look at our unique breed. Below I have added a picture that was taken of all the Youth at Fort Worth. You’ll notice the large number of us wearing our pink shirts in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. Mr. Dale had the banner made for us, along with the pink bandanas we are selling. At Fort Worth, we raised over $700 for cancer research. I’ll leave you with the words of Johna Faske…. “ARE YOU TOUGH ENOUGH TO WEAR PINK?” Hope to see all of you soon,
Becca Vizza- TLBT President
DON'T FORGET TO SALE THOSE RAFFLE TICKETS FOR THE DUBE SHOOT. Steve and Bodie Quary have donated a calf to the TLBT member that sales the most tickets! Thanks Mr. and Mrs. Quary for all you do!
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Keep it Simple and Profitable–
COW-CALF MANAGEMENT By Dr. Ben Bartlett, MSUE Beef Educator
Have you ever heard of the 90-20 rule or Pareto Principle, where a small proportion of your actions generate most of the results? This idea may be true of the beef cow business – 20 percent of our decisions generate 80 percent of our profits. Wouldn’t it be great if we could identify critical areas so we could put most of our effort into the really important things? Unfortunately, we often worry about everything equally, or even worse, we sweat the small stuff. Do we put more effort into getting the best price on blackleg vaccine than we do for finding the best marketing plan for our cull cows? Cull cows may be 15 percent of our annual income versus an item that may be 0.1 percent of our costs.
Have a successful calving season If you are losing over 5 percent of your calves for any reason, it’s worth you time to make changes. Why are they dying? If it’s difficult calving, get a different bull. If it’s scours, look at your vaccination program, or change your calving system, or maybe even change your calving time.
Photo courtesy of Jill Havens
I once had a friend tell me that the 4x4 on the back of a corn farmer’s pickup was because he worked four weeks in the spring and four weeks in the fall. What if we focused on just four important things in the spring and four in the fall and, as a result, did a better job of managing our beef cow operations. Yes, the cows need to eat every day, and we need to check for sickness, etc., but the point is to identify those critical control points that make the most difference in the success of our operations. Here’s my spring and fall 4x4 critical control points beef cow management plan. Keep in mind that the profitability of our operations is based on the following equations: Income (number of head x lb per head x price), minus costs, equal profit. Our management decisions should focus on those items.
Grazing and hay plan Generally, about 60-70 percent of the cost of producing a calf is feed costs, and roughly 90 percent of that costs is forage, hay and pasture. In Michigan, you should be able to graze for at least 8-months and some years longer. Production costs for hay are usually 4 to 5 cents a pound, whereas pasture is 1 to 2 cents a pound. Any time you increase pasture use and cut back on hay, you cut your feed bill in half. Make a grazing plan to avoid a summer slump and extend your grazing season by 30 days. One day spent planning could save a lot of money.
Body condition score cows and replacements There is a big difference between seeing
your cows when you feed them, and actually going out with a clipboard and assigning body condition scores. Score your cows, the second calvers and the bred heifers 30 to 60 days before calving. The scores will tell you how the winter-feeding program performed, what condition your cows are in for calving, and most importantly, if you need to change the ration to improve breeding season success. Cow condition is critical for strength at calving, quality and quantity of colostrum and calf survival. This is the most critical time of the year to get your feeding program right and the cow’s condition is the best reflection of how well the program is doing.
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Genetics Plan Double check your five-year breeding program to see if you are on track. Too often, bulls are purchased to generate next year’s calf crop, without the thought that the bull’s daughters are taking the herd in the wrong direction. We have too many beef cows weighing over 1800 pounds that only wean a 500 pound calf, and we still have too many beef calves born weighing over 100 pounds. Everyone should be using EPDs, understand EPDs , and buying only bulls with EPDs that will improve their herd. Also, is your herd sire fertile? About one out of seven bulls in Michigan is sub fertile (causing an extended calving season) or infertile (no calving season). Schedule a breeding soundness exam (BSE). Contact a veterinarian in your area for BSE schedule if you don’t have one.
Summer Follow your pasture plan to keep lots of good pasture available, harvest your hay early and spend some time fishing and on vacation with the kids.
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Marketing Price per pound is important, but
more important is the net dollars per head you can put in the bank. Some people fare well at an auction, while others do well selling direct off the farm. The critical point is for you to take gross return minus the shrink, trucking, sales commission, preconditioning costs, and then decide the best way to sell your calves. Don’t forget your cull cows as they are between 10 and 20 percent of your annual sales. Can you afford to “just ship them” during Oct.-Nov. market lows? Consider weaning fat or mature cows for earlier sale and feeding thin or young cows for later sale.
Feed inventory and feeding plan Grab that clipboard and go count your bales. Consider doing a feed analysis on your earliest cut hay and the last field of first cutting to give you an idea of what quality of feed you have to work with. And, do you really know what your bales weigh? If you have this information you’ll know something about your hay yields and how much is being offered to the cows. Make a feeding plan so that right groups of animals get the right quality at the right time. If you are a little short of feed, by knowing early, you have the opportunity to keep purchased feed costs to a minimum.
Body condition score cows and replacements Condition scoring is really necessary be-
fore you can put your feeding program together. Condition scores can also help identify how your pasture performed, direction of the herd’s milking ability, and other issues like internal parasites. Fall pasture may allow you to cheaply increase cow condition. Once the cold winter winds
blow, you will be hard pressed to add condition with hay alone. This is also the time to do some sorting, so the thin cows don’t become skinny cows by spring.
Plan for a Profit You know your income and you know most of your expenses. Now is the time to analyze the past year and plan for changes in the coming year. Too often we hope things will be different (price will be higher). However, we control the number of head sold, the pounds sold, and the costs (remember hay and pasture are major costs). What are you going to do differently on those things you control next year to increase your level of profit? Every beef operation should decide what their weakest link is and have a written goal, strategy, and tactics plan for the coming year. Keep it handy and make sure your good intentions turn into action.
Monitor your winter feeding plan, keep feed waste to a minimum and make sure all cattle have protection from the weather. Enjoy the Holidays with family and watch some football. Keep you beef cow operation simple and profitable by focusing on the 4x4 control points.
IN MEMORIAM Richard Cox Richard Allen Cox was born September 13, 1954 and passed away January 28, 2010. He is survived by his son, Clinton "Clint" Cox and wife, Amanda; grandchildren, Hannah Cox and Ranger Cox; father, Robert E. Cox, Sr.; and brother, Robert E. Cox, Jr. and wife, Tina. A memorial service was held Friday, February 5, 2010, 1:00 PM at Restland Coppell Chapel, 400 S. Freeport Pkwy, Coppell, Texas 75019. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be to the American Heart Association .
Theresa “Tootie” LeBlanc Theresa “Tootie” LeBlanc went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, December 11, 2009, after a brief and devastating illness. Theresa was born in Oberlin and lived most of her life in Lake Charles. She touched the lives of everyone she knew. She is survived by her husband, “Charlie” LeBlanc; sons, Tony Mancuso and wife Charitie, Jason Lavender and his wife Amanda; stepdaughters, Adrienne Garber and husband “Bubbie” and Tammy Holewinski and husband Greg; precious grandchildren, Kennedie Wilkerson, Aidan and Jillianne Mancuso, Kaleb and Tristan Lavender, Anderson Garber, and James Holewinski; sister, Mary Hohman and husband George; mother, Estelle Pellerin; stepbrothers, James Pellerin and wife Dorothy and Sandrus Pellerin. She was preceded in death by Andrus Manuel and Wilton Pellerin. She also leaves behind a host of family members and friends. We know that Theresa will continue to watch over us. Our lives are better for having known her. A Mass was held on December 16, 2009 at the St. Martin dePorres Catholic Church under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. The Rev. Pellerin officiated, with an internment that followed. Condolences may be given at www.johnsonfuneralhome.net.
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Foot Rot in Grazing Cattle Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service John G. Kirkpatrick, DVM Associate Professor Medicine and Surgery David Lalman, PhD Extension Beef Cattle Specialist
Foot rot is a subacute or acute necrotic (decaying) infectious disease of cattle, causing swelling and lameness in one or more feet. The disease can become chronic, with a poorer prognosis for recovery if treatment is delayed, which results in deeper structures of the toe becoming affected. Weight gain is significantly reduced when grazing cattle contract the disease. In one threeyear study, Brazle (1993) reported that affected steers gained 2.3 lbs. per day, while steers not affected gained 2.76 lbs. per day. Foot rot is usually sporatic in occurrence, but the disease incidence may increase up to 25% in high- intensity beef or dairy production units. Approximately 20% of all diagnosed lameness in cattle is actually foot rot.
Mechanical injury or softening and thinning of the interdigital (between the toes) skin by puncture wounds or continuous exposure to wet conditions are necessary to provide entrance points for infectious agents. Fusobacterium necrophorum is the bacterium most often isolated from infected feet, but is also frequently isolated from non-diseased interdigital skin. The majority of F. necrophorum isolated belong to biotypes A and AB which produce toxins that cause necrosis (decay) of the infected tissues. F. necrophorum is also isolated from liver abscesses in feeder cattle, necrotic stomatitis in calves, and calf diphtheria. F. necrophorum appears to act cooperatively with other bacteria, such as Bacillus melaninogenicus, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, and Actinomyces pyogenes, thereby decreasing the infective dose of F. necrophorum necessary to cause disease. Bacteroides nodosus, the organism causing foot rot in sheep, may cause an interdigital skin surface infection in cattle, allowing entrance of F. necrophorum and thereby causing foot rot.
Transmission Fe e t i n f e c t e d w i t h F. necrophorum serve as the source of infection for other cattle by contaminating the environment. Disagreement exists on the length of time F. necrophorum can survive off of the animal, but estimates range from one to ten months. Once loss of skin integrity occurs, bacteria gain entrance into subcutaneous tissues and begin rapid multiplication and production of toxins that stimulate further continued bacterial multiplication and penetration of infection into the deeper structures of the foot.
Figure 1. Foot rot in a cow showing separation of the interdigital skin, revealing a whitish-yellow necrotic core-like material.
Foot rot occurs in all ages of cattle, with increased case incidence during wet, humid conditions. When case incidence increases in hot and dry conditions, attention must be directed to loafing areas, which are often crowded and extremely wet from urine and feces deposited in small shaded areas. The first signs of foot rot, following an incubation period of five to seven days,
Treatment of foot rot is usually successful, especially when instituted early in the disease course. are lameness, acute swelling of interdigital tissues, and swelling evenly distributed around the hairline of both hooves. Eventually the interdigital skin cracks open, revealing a foul-smelling,
necrotic, core-like material (Figure 1). Untreated, the swelling may progress up the foot to the fetlock or higher. More importantly, the swelling may invade the deeper structures of the foot such as the navicular bone, coffin joint, coffin bone, and tendons. “Super foot rot,” seen in some areas of the country, has received this name due to the rapid progression of symptoms, severity of tissue damage, and lack of response to standard treatments. There is reported response to Naxcel® as an effective treatment. The standard footbaths have not been effective in preventing the disease.
Diagnosis Diagnosis of foot rot can be made by a thorough examination of the foot, looking at the characteristic signs of sudden onset of lameness (usually in one limb), elevated body temperature, interdigital swelling, and separation of the interdigital skin. Other conditions causing lameness and affecting the foot that may be confused with foot rot are: interdigital dermatitis, sole ulcers, sole abscesses, sole abrasions, infected corns, fractures, septic arthritis, and inflam-
mation or infection of tendons and tendon sheaths, all of which often only involve one claw of the foot. Digital dermatitis (hairy heel warts) is often confused with foot rot because of foot swelling and severity of lameness. Digital dermatitis affects only the skin, beginning in the area of the heel bulbs and progressing up to the area of the dewclaws; whereas, foot rot lesions occur in the interdigital area and invade the subcutaneous tissues. Cattle grazing endophyte infected fescue pastures that develop fescue toxicity, causing loss of blood circulation to the feet and subsequent lameness, are sometimes mistaken as having foot rot.
Other preventive measures presently used include the use of footbaths (most often used in confinement beef or dairy operations), feeding low levels of chlortetracycline, addition of organic and inorganic zinc to the feed or mineral mixes, and vaccination. Foot baths: Zinc sulfate - 10% 16 lbs. per 20 gallons water Treat 1 - 2 times weekly Keep clean
Treatment of foot rot is usually successful, especially when instituted early in the disease course. Treatment should always begin with cleaning and examining the foot to establish that lameness is actually due to foot rot. At this time, a topical treatment of your choice should be applied. Some very mild cases will respond to topical therapy only. Most cases require the use of systemic antimicrobial therapy. LA 200®, Bio-Mycin 200®, Procaine penicillin G, Tylan 200®, and Sustain III™ (sustained release Sulfamethazine) boluses are over the counter pharmaceuticals that have proven effective as a treatment of foot rot. Naxcel®, Micotil®, and Albon S.R.® (sustained release Sulfadimethoxine) boluses are antimicrobials restricted to the use by the order of a licensed veterinarian, and have also shown to be effective in the treatment of foot rot. Your veterinarian may deem it necessary to use or oversee the use of one of these restricted drugs as a treatment for non-responding cases. If at all possible, affected animals should be kept in dry areas until healed. If improvement is not evident within three to four days, it may mean the infection has invaded the deeper tissues. Infections that do not respond to initial treatments need to be re-evaluated by your veterinarian in a timely manner. He or she will want to determine if recleaning, removing all infected tissue, application of a topical antimicrobial, and bandaging are appropriate, along with an antimicrobial change. In the more severe cases, management of the animal will be between salvaging for slaughter
• Follow all label directions.
• Administer all drugs labeled for intramuscular (IM) use in the muscle of the neck only. • Administer all drugs labeled for subcutaneous (SubQ) use under the skin of the neck or behind the shoulder. • Always use SubQ labeled drugs when possible. • Do not give more than 10 ml in one IM site.
• Re-check all drug withdrawal times with your veterinarian.
• A veterinary - client - patient relationship needs to be in place for the use of all prescription drugs and drugs used off-label (at dosages and for purposes other than defined on the label). (following drug withdrawal times), claw amputation, or in valuable animals, claw-salvaging surgical procedures. Your veterinarian will be able to provide you with information you may need in making this decision.
Preventive measures are centered on the prevention of mechanical damage to the foot as caused by frozen or dried mud, brush-hogged weeds or brush, stubble, and minimizing the time cattle must spend standing in wet areas.
Copper sulfate - 10% 16 lbs. per 20 gallons water Treat 1 - 2 times weekly Beware of toxicity in sheep Keep clean Low level feeding of chlortetracycline (CTC) is labeled through the Food and Drug Administration for beef cattle, for the reduction of liver abscesses at 70 mg per head per day. F. necrophorum is the major infective agent in liver abscesses and foot rot in cattle. CTC is labeled at 350 mg per head per day (at least 0.5 mg per lb. per day) in beef cattle under 700 lbs., and 0.5 mg per lb. per day in cattle over 700 lbs., for the prevention of anaplasmosis. Consequently, many mineral mixes and commercial supplements are formulated to provide 350 mg per head per day, to control those diseases listed on the CTC label. Since foot rot is caused by the same organism as liver abscesses, some control of foot rot should occur at the 350 mg per head per day level. Due to the difficulty in conducting studies for a disease with low incidence, large controlled comparative studies evaluating the effectiveness of continually feeding CTC to grazing stocker cattle have not been reported. Most research trials indicate that average daily gain is increased in grazing cattle by .1 to .3 lbs. when CTC is included in a free choice mineral mix in grazing cattle. Keep in mind, there is no label use for CTC in lactating dairy cattle due to milk residue problems. When cattle are moderately to severely deficient in dietary zinc, supplemental zinc may reduce the incidence of foot rot. Zinc is important in maintaining skin and hoof integrity; therefore, adequate dietary zinc should be Texas Longhorn Trails
provided to help minimize foot rot and other types of lameness. In a three-year study, zinc methionine added to a freechoice mineral supplement reduced the incidence of foot rot and improved daily weight gain in steers grazing early summer pasture (Table 1). A commercial vaccine approved for use in cattle as a control for foot rot is
available. Reported results by producers and veterinarians have been mixed from their use of this product, and controlled studies have not been reported. Your veterinarian, by knowing your specific geographic area, will be able to assist you in initiating preventive measures for foot rot.
Table 1. The effect of zinc methionine in a mineral mixture on gain and incidence of foot rot on steers grazing native pasturesa. Ingredient
Zinc Methionine Control
Number of steers Starting wt., lbs Daily gain, 93 days, lbs. Incidence of foot rot, % Daily mineral intake, lbs. Daily zinc methionine intake, g.
342 583 2.79a 2.45a .24 5.4
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Brazle, F.K. 1993. Cattlemenâ€™s Day Report of Progress 704. Agriculture Experiment Station. Kansas State University. a
Summary Foot rot is one of many conditions of the foot that cause lameness in cattle. For treatment to be effective it must be started early in the course of the disease. It is necessary to have a break in skin integrity for foot rot to occur. The most important preventive measures are centered on the protection of interdigital skin health. Oklahoma State University, in compliance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246 as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and other federal laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes but is not limited to admissions, employment, financial aid, and educational services. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Robert E. Whitson, Director of Cooperative Extension Service, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma. This publication is printed and issued by Oklahoma State University as authorized by the Vice President, Dean, and Director of the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and has been prepared and distributed at a cost of 20 cents per copy.
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FORUM Beginning this month, the Trails will be offering a Texas Longhorn Breeders Forum column. Each month, TLBAA member Justin Rombeck will ask various breeding questions to successful breeders inside the Longhorn Industry to get their viewpoints and hopefully some insights into their programs. This month, Justin and 2009 Co-Breeder of the Year, Jimmy Jones discuss desirable traits. Contact Brenda Cantrell at the Trails, with any specific questions you would like to ask.
What is the desirable trait that you look for in your breeding program, or when building a program?
J U S T I N R O M B E C K
For me it is a tie between consistency and predictability. Predictability is to say in advance what one believes will happen. These are two things I need in my program or when working with others. Please don’t get me wrong; I want a complete animal that has all of the solid characteristics such as good conformation, color, horn, disposition as well as a strong pedigree. And, cattle that I am working with need to produce offspring every year that are similar in type and a kind that will move my program forward. I work with a broad band of genetics, but it all boils down to the same thing with each animal. They need to do their job or they are gone. I want to see a cookie cutter pattern on both the cow and bull’s production record. A good example is Jamoca. This cow has produced WS Jamakizm 80.125 inches tip-to-tip at 6-years, WS Rainbow 70 inches at tip-to-tip at 4-years, WS Midnight 54 inches tip-to-tip at 2-years. When WS Rainbow was flushed to JP Rio Grande, she produced 5 ET calves, and at twelve months of age they were all between 33 to 37.5 inches, this is a combination of male and female offspring. Jamoca herself is a granddaughter of Doherty 698, and we all know the power of this female. The way this family keeps improving is just one example of the consistency and predictability that we as breeders should strive to produce. As animals that are this predictable are acquired or bred into a program, you are simply hitting the acceleration button. When these two characteristics are brought into a program, you will be surprised at how fast your program will move to the next level. As I evaluate these animals that may potentially be acquired to enhance my program, they need to produce the same type of offspring every year and those offspring need to be better than the generations that preceded them. All of this comes from the consistency and predictability that my program is built on.
For me, aside from the fact that she has to be able to get pregnant and have a calf, the predictability factor is the most important trait a cow can have. When looking at cows, I want to see the daughters, granddaughters, and great-granddaughters – as far as there are examples. The more consistent they are, the stronger their genetic influence will be in their offspring. I’m afraid that I don’t agree with Mr. Webster on the definition of predictability in regard to breeding cows. I believe that predictability is a cow that has proven she can produce similar offspring that meet the established requirements of the breeder. The old saying, “Even a blind hog finds an acorn every now and then.” applies to this. For me, a cow has to do more than produce one individual to be considered predictable. With several examples of her ability to produce, we can assess the cow and rank her on how predictable she is. The more desirable offspring she produces, the greater the chances that her offspring will follow suit. A lot of breeders think that just because an animal has large horns, it will produce large horns. I have not found that to always be true. Longer horned cows that are out of predictable cows increase the odds that they will produce horn on their calves. Some breeders buy cows strictly on pedigree, others just on the merit of the individual. My experience has shown me that to buy on predictability of production can move my program forward faster.
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Reprinted with permission from Susan Henning, District Manager of the Kay County Conservation District, Newkirk, OK. NEWKIRK — Ponca City resident Carole Muchmore was one of four women featured at the Women in Agriculture Conference on Feb. 11, at the Renfro Center on the Northern Oklahoma College campus in Tonkawa. Muchmore grew up a "city girl" in Ponca City, daughter of then Ponca City News co-publisher Gareth Muchmore. But because of her father's friendship with Zack Miller and Jack Webb of the 101 Ranch, she was introduced to horseback riding, shooting, trick roping and the harmonica, much to her mother's chagrin.
Muchmore was named one of the first co-queens of the 101 Ranch Rodeo, an honor she shared with Bessie Cales, the other candidate who she tied for most points. The prize awarded to Muchmore was an American Saddlebred mare. Muchmore has raised three generations from her mare. Now she pastures an old saddlebred gelding named "Doodles," who she describes as somewhat obnoxious, but who she promised a nowdeceased friend that she would care for as long as he lived. Muchmore has always loved animals and she once owned a dog grooming service and commercial kennel for 20 years so that she could be at home with her children; Jim, Andy, and Darryl. She returned to college during this time and received her B.S., M.S., and PhD Texas Longhorn Trails
from Oklahoma State University in Veterinary Parasitology. She has taught at OSU for 30 years in the Veterinary Medicine School and works in the Diagnostic Parasitology Lab processing samples from all over the United States. But her love of the Tallgrass Prairie and Beaver Creek kept bringing her back to the eastern regions of Kay County. In the early 1990s she bought her first piece of prairie along Beaver Creek, later swapping this parcel with fellow rancher, Holton Payne, for her current 300 acre tract bordered on three sides by Army Corp of Engineers land just northeast of Kaw Reservoir. In 2001, she bought her first five longhorn cows and a calf and since her herd has grown to 80-plus registered longhorns. She describes her longhorns as "perfect pasture ornaments" and sells them as seed stock, not just beef. Each generation of longhorns becomes gentler and more predictable. If you ever get the opportunity to ride with her to see the herd, be prepared to feed range cubes by hand to a cow sticking her nose through the pickup window. She's most proud of her herd bull, Tazman. "Taz" is a black-and-white patterned bull with horns measuring 66" in width. She jokes that she had already secured a real estate loan when she saw "Taz" for sale in Nebraska and quickly had to convince the banker to change the loan to a livestock loan. "Taz" serves as a herd bull, urging the cow herd down into the valleys for protection during lightening storms. Carole has installed specially designed chutes and other handling equipment to accommodate the cattle's oversized horns. If you want learn more about her Longhorn herd, visit her Web site at http://www.beavercreeklonghorns.com. Muchmore manages her pastures by burning every other year and rotationally grazes, especially if grass is in short supply. She has worked with the Natural Resource Conservation Service and the Kay County Conservation District to install freeze proof watering facilities and control Sericea lespedeza. She describes her tallgrass prairie pastures as the "most perfect place to ever exist" and will continue to enjoy the landscape, overwintering bald eagles, and her special longhorns for many years to come.
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AFFILIATE NEWS Arkansas Texas Longhorn Association Doug Erwin , President (501)843-2359 After 17 years the Arkansas Texas Longhorn Association has decided not to host the HOPE SPRING SHOW. Of course, this was a hard decision for the show board but it became apparent it is no longer economicaly feasible to host a show. The ATLA show board would like to thank all past participants and want you to know how special you have always been to Arkansas. - Laura Ward/Sec/Treas..
East Texas Longhorn Association
Gene Hightower, President (903) 963-7442 The ETLA had their Winter Party and General Membership Meeting on January 30, 2010 at Glenda and Kurt Twining’s Cypress Springs lake home in Scroggins, TX. Everyone was asked to bring their favorite hors’doeuvres for a light “grazing” lunch and everyone outdid themselves again. President Gene Hightower opened the meeting and Lana Hightower read the minutes from the previous meetings and gave a financial report. Lana also gave a report about recent actions taken by the TLBAA Board of Directors, the updating of the office computer system, the status of the Ben Gravett lawsuit, and fielded questions from the membership on various subjects. Interest was expressed to do a joint ETLA advertisement for the Trails magazine and Carole Phillips “volunteered” to pull the program together. Gene reminded the group about the new Texas laws put into
place for the movement of bulls. The meeting was adjourned and Glenda and Kurt served another complete meal consisting of ham, lasagna, salads and topped it with a huge chocolate birthday cake for Don Bordelon. With temperatures hovering around the freezing mark, 30 ETLA members caravanned to the Twining high fence ranch for a pasture tour consisting of Silver T’s senior herd sire, Gringo and his big horned girls. Kurt’s magnificent Red Stag Deer put on quite a show for the group as cameras flashed and he paraded across the pasture. Kurt explained that he was only at 3-yearold and is sporting 22 Boon and Crockett points. All were equally impressed with the breeding program that the Silver T has put together. The pasture stop featured yearlings and 2-year-olds and his new Jr. herd sire, a JP Rio Grande son. We all returned to the lake house for more “grazing” and hot chocolate. ETLA will be planning a summer get-together in the future. .
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Delwin Smeal, President (402) 568-2353 Our annual meeting was held Saturday January 16, 2010 in Snyder, NE at the Delwin and Vicki Smeal Farm. Thank you for your hospitality. It was another cold and foggy day in Nebraska and it kept some of the members away. Those that ventured out to the Smeal’s enjoyed a delicious meal, friendship and a successful meeting. The Board of Directors elected were: Delwin and Vicki Smeal, Larry Long, and Warren Ehrisman. Officers elected were: President-Delwin Smeal, Vice-PresidentLarry Long, Secretary-Bonnie Damrow, Treasurer-Vicki Smeal. Lita Sila, volunteered to be the News Editor. The date and location for our annual sale was decided. This will be our 29th annual sale to be held on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at the Beatrice 77 Livestock Auction in Beatrice, NE. This year $2,500 in premiums will be awarded to the following 5 champions: Sr. Cow, Jr. Cow, Heifer, Bull and a pen of 3. The consignment form is
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located on: www.beatrice77.net. You can download the consignment form if you: scroll down to “The Auctioneers”, arrow down on “Select an Auction”, click on “Nebraska Texas Longhorn Sale Consignment Form”. Consignments are due Wednesday, September 1, 2010. Any early consignments may be included in our sale ads. Sale catalogs and the sale will be online at the www.beatrice77.net Web site. Larry & MaryAnn Long, have donated a yearling heifer to sell at our sale. Thank you for your generosity. Thank you to Rodger & Bonnie Damrow who donated the heifer for our raffle this year. Due to the low number of youth in the Nebraska youth association the Nebraska Texas Longhorn Breeders of America has been disbanded and the youth may join the adult association of the Nebraska Texas Longhorn Association. The County Fair and State Fair shows were discussed. Due to the recent move of the State Fair and extension of the Lancaster County Fair dates we are anxiously waiting for the show superintendents feedback…more to come later.
Prairie State Longhorn Association
Mike Luster, President (618) 292-2261
Editors Note: These were submitted as minutes of a meeting and therefore no edits were made. Jan. 31, 2010 meeting at Brackebuschs, Divernon, IL 2 pm. Janet Fowler, President, called the meeting to order and Rosalie Brackebusch read the minutes from the last meeting. They were accepted as read. The balance in the checking account is $958.34. We had expenses for the Horn Measuring in October as well as the Spoon River Drive. Scott Simmons reported the Breeders Measurement category went over well. We had about 17 participate in our satellite measuring. We discussed the Spoon River Drive but made no decision for 2010. Some thought we needed a different location and for sure, better weather! (Possibly Lewistown fair grounds would be better). We chose not to put up the booth at Western’s AG MECH show (Feb 27/28th) and will ask for our $90 down payment back. We passed a motion to have $20 annual dues which was made by Ethan Loos and seconded by V. Helms. This $20 is considered a family rate and will include all of the benefits as before. Janet passed out a copy of the brochure we had in 2009 and all agreed they were very nice. They are available to hand out at Fairs, Expos, Markets, etc. Simmons will participate in the Illinois Ag Products Expo at the Fairgrounds and use them there. (March, 2010) Scott Simmons suggested some go together and take out the $4500 Horn Showcase sponsorship. Rosalie wanted to purchase the Hired Hand Software and
update the current PSLA website. Ashley Loos and Deanna Sanders are planning to thoroughly investigate this project. We voted to send a $100 memorial contribution to the DeOrnellas family in memory of George A.J. who passed in November, 2009. He was a Lifetime member of PSLA. Also, paid Rosalie $100.00 for Secretary expenses and filing fees/with Sec of State for NFP status. Election of Officers: Mike Luster will be President, Ethan Loos is the new vice-president; Rosalie and Deanna will take care of Sec-Tres. We agreed the election for Directors is a 2 year term. Only the first year of the organization did we need to have 1 year terms and 2 year terms. The retiring President is automatically a Board Member. (Janet Fowler for 2010). Two new board members were elected: Bruce Mowen, and Leslie Whitson. They join Bob Smith, Jim Glick, and Deanna Sanders(current Board members elected who were elected last year for 2 year terms). Since Mike Luster was ill and not in attendance, Ethan Loos presided over the rest of the meeting. Scott Simmons thinks he will be re-instated to the TLBAA Board as Director from Region 3 sometime in April. We did not realize we needed to send in our nominations last November for the Jan election, so have now made a group effort to try to get him back to representing our area. Michigan and Indiana folks have joined in this attempt. He noted that mass e-mails sent in to the office are only recognized as one e-mail thus one vote or one opinion. We have a committee of Robin Mowen,
Scott Simmons and Ethan Loos to organize a Region 3 Futurity for 2010. This committee will need to find a location, judges, etc, etc. etcâ€Ś. Ashley Loos and Sue Watson volunteered to put out a newsletter -either 3 or 4 times a year- which will include minutes from meetings, plus news and happenings of the Association, plus a listing of the members, and will be sent to paid - up members. We plan to have a Farm Tour/Pot Luck on June 19th, 10 am, meeting at Robin and Bruce Mowenâ€™s. Mark your calendars NOW. It will give us all a chance to go to see the Mowen and Loos Longhorn herds. A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting. Respectfully submitted, S/Rosalie Brackebusch
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Wade Wilson, President (575) 336-9940 The TLBNM Secretary/Treasurer Lynn Starritt reported to the membership that out of this year's TLBAA Hall of Fame awards presented at the 2009 Awards Banquet in Fort Worth during the Longhorn Weekend held in January, 9 of the 40 total awards went to New Mexico exhibitors. Our affiliate congratulates TLBNM members Wade and Kristi Wilson, Kacey Clark, Ron and Jan Gentry, Robert and Jenny Smoot, Ronna Bryant and Sylvia Johnson. Lynn, Ronna and Sylvia were the only members present
Ronna Bryant, Syvlia Johnson, Lynn Starritt at the 2009 Hall of Fame Reception and Awards Banquet, but were the loudest and proudest per Lynn. She went on to say that she hopes more people will attend next year, and that it was great to see old friends and make new ones.
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Larry Smith, President (281) 376-7771 The TLBGCA met at our usual Longhorn Cafe for the monthly business meeting and we were all pleased to welcome our Region 11 Director Theo Kocian and his wife Gail as visitors. Before the meeting was over, we had coerced them into becoming members of our Affiliate. Yipeee! And, welcome to the both of you. Theo informed us of the new Executive Committee officers for the TLBAA and Continued on p.49 Texas Longhorn Trails
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4. Name the Longhorn. At times, this can be the most difficult part. What should you name it? Do you have a one-word name for your prized Longhorn? Chances are it might have been used before. If you would like to use a special name, try using your ranch initials in front of the name to make your animal stand out in the catalogs and show programs. This will also insure that your animals will be able to be registered with a unique name. In the event that a previously registered animal already has the proposed registered name, the private herd number will be inserted at the end of the name to ensure a unique registration name. The name of the animal cannot be more than 24 characters, including spaces between words and no symbols may be used. 5. What is the Holding Brand? At the TLBAA, we have a database that houses the holding brands of our members. Include a large printed copy of the holding brand for the registrations clerk to ensure the correct brand is on file. If you insert your membership number on this line, we will be able to have your holding brand printed on the registration paper of the registered Longhorn. Also include (next to this holding brand number) the location of the brand on
the animal. This is usually on the left or the right hip, but brand locations vary from herd to herd. Example: If your holding brand is on the right hip, use the initials RH. According to the TLBAA by-laws (found in the TLBAA Membership Handbook on Pages 31-32) “Animals must be branded by fire, acid or freeze brand and the brand must be visible and readable on the animals. The brand should be registered in accordance with the members local and state law.” 6. Fill in the Private Herd Number. This number varies from breeding program to breeding program and is simply a way for breeders to keep track of their cattle within their own herd. The private herd number is usually composed of two numbers separated by a slash. The top number is the order that the calf was born during the calving season and the bottom number is the last digit of the four-digit year in which the animal was born. Example: if the animal were the first-born calf of your 2004 calf crop, its private herd number would be 1/4. The location of the private herd number on the animal will also need to be included. Usually the holding brand is put on one hip and the private herd number is placed on the opposite hip. Continued on p. 51
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Continued from p.46 brought us up to date on the plans and progress of our Association as well as the financial status. He was most gracious in his comments and was enthusiastic about the future. He also informed us of the remaining dates for the meetings and encouraged each of us to try to attend at least one of them. Our affiliate owes a great debt of thanks to Ron Ramey and George Wilhite for bringing our By-Laws up to date and in a manner befitting the importance of having such a document. We all will review and offer suggestions to the document before it achieves final form and voting by the board. This is a beautiful and useful instrument and we are grateful to Ron and George for taking on the responsibility. The Butler Longhorn Museum continues to expand its offerings and to bring final touches to many of the exhibits. This is a tremendous site and a wonderful historical venue for anyone who loves and wants to preserve the heritage of our beloved breed. If you are ever close to League City, TX, you owe yourself a visit to the Museum. We are looking for sponsors, vendors and silent auction items for our Spring Show to be held April 16 - 18, 2010, at the Lufkin Expo Center in Lufkin, Texas. If you can and want to help, contact Doak Parker or Dean Freeman at (281) 658-4690, or Russell Deshotels (281) 592-7977. There will be a calf give-away to boot. Remember, this is our major fundraiser for offering scholarship money to graduating seniors. Applications for the scholarships should be received by March 2010
March 31, 2010. The forms are available on our Web site along with instructions. Time is drawing close for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, March 13 - 15, 2010. Remember our Revelry party on Saturday the 13th and be certain to come by and have a bite and a visit with friends. If you have silent auction items you would like to donate, or an item for a raffle, contact Joyce Hruzek and make her day by calling her at (713) 464-1422. Remember, too, to come by our Hospitality Booth and Steer Alley on one of the three days. We look forward to spending some quality time with you. We'll be at Reliant Center right next to the East Arena, yellow section. C'mon down! Our next meeting is April 5, at the Longhorn Cafe and Saloon at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome and we'd love to see you.
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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 calfâ€™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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7. Color Description. If you are having difficulty with your description, turn over the registration application. In the middle of the application, you will find a description word list that will help you describe the color of the animal. A good color description gives a general idea, without too much detail. As an example, “white with red head and shoulders,” will be a sufficient description. The description should use no more than 8-10 words. 8. Name of Sire. Sire information is required in this space. Include the registered name of the sire as well as his private herd number and TLBAA number. If you used your own sire, the ownership information will be your name, address, city and state. If you leased a bull, or used semen from a bull you don’t own, you will have to include the information for the current owner of the bull used. 9. Name of Dam. In this space the dam information is required. Also include her private herd number and TLBAA number as well. The breeder on the certificate is the owner of the dam at the time of service. 10. Owner Membership Number. This will be the membership number of the owner of the animal to be registered. If a non-member purchased this animal at a TLBAA managed sale, a promotional membership number will be generated at no cost to the member. If this animal was sold private treaty to a new breeder, it is common practice for the seller to purchase a promotional membership for the new breeder. 11. Applicant Registration Number. If you are applying, your information will be put here. Include your TLBAA membership number, sign your name and remember to date the application. It is important that you sign and date this application before sending it to the TLBAA office. Without your signature the registration process will come to a halt. This formality also confirms that you are adhering to the TLBAA By-Laws.
TRANSFERS 1. What type of Longhorn is it? Cow, Bull or Steer. 2. What is the Longhorn’s registered name? Make sure you put the correct spelling along with any numbers or spacing of characters here. 3. The correct private herd number is required. 4. The TLBAA registration number is required. The registration number of the animal never changes once registered and so it should be easily found in your records. 5. What was the date of sale? This date can either be the date when the private treaty was agreed upon, when the payment exchanged hands or the date of a consignment sale. This date must be included for the transfer to be processed. March 2010
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TRADE & BARTER The March winds are blowing in great “deals” on Flying D Texas Longhorn Cattle! There are over 200 head of high quality Texas Longhorns to choose from…including bulls, cows, steers and heifers…all at reasonable prices. Herd consultation and delivery is available. Our top bloodlines include genetics from Overwhelmer, Bail Jumper, Play Boy, Impressive, Measles Super Ranger, Oklahoma Quixote, Rangers Impact and Sure Shot, F.D. These genetics have shaped our well thought out breeding program which now enters its 27th year!
TRADE YOUR LONGHORNS – Weʼll take your bulls and steers in trade for cows, heifers, pairs, herd sires or semen from breedsʼ top quality bulls. Stonewall Valley Ranch, Fredericksburg, TX. Days (512) 454-0476 / Weekends (830) 644-2380.
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JoelAuctioneer Lemley P.O. Box 471 Blackwell, TX 79506
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Bruce E. McCarty Auctioneer Weatherford, TX
(817) 991-9979 BID, BUY & SELL
AN UNDENIABLE FACT; read "The Real Butler Story" by Don Limb. Send only $19.90 to Limb Cattle Co., 8375 Lone Star Rd., Washington, TX 77880-5205, 936-878-2988. View excerpts at www.limbcattle.com.
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JONES RANCH – Home of Gunman genetics. 4-Sale: progeny of the great Gunman bull and his sons, Grand Slam & Hocus Pocus. We are now featuring cattle sired by J R Premium and K C Just Respect by Hunt's Demand Respect. (719) 5392771.Web: http://gunman1234.tripod.com. E-mail: email@example.com. BEAVER CREEK LONGHORNS- Check our new Web site with "Super Sales" and herdreduction prices. Tazman (Gunman) genetics. Carole Muchmore, Ponca City, OK (580) 7659961, www.beavercreeklonghorns.com.
BOOMERANG OFFSPRING – Offspring that can be the 2009 Horn Showcase, Millennium Futurity, or World Show Champions that are the total package! Mike Bowman (316) 778-1717.
Cattle for sale “To God Be The Glory”
firstname.lastname@example.org (972) 268-0083
Dorie Damuth - Flying D Longhorn Ranch • Magnolia, TX 281-356-8167 or email@example.com
LONE WOLF RANCH Dr. Lee and Linda Ragains
New Location: Sallisaw, OK (918) 774-9107 • (918) 855-0704
SIX CHOICE UNEXPOSED 2008 heifers and two 2007 heifers (one solid black bred to Rio Boleto, a son of JP Rio Grande). Terrific replacement heifers! C.C. Land & Cattle Co. (since 1990). Carol Carlson, Oklahoma City, OK - www.cclonghorncattle.com or (405) 4249453. RAU Animal Immobilizer Agent. new web site:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Mansfield, LA www.sandhillsranch.com Located near the Texas Line & Shreveport.
RC LARSON LONGHORNS – 3 years of producing top of the line embryos. Embryos sales and guaranteed embryo pregnancies. Successfully assisting other breeders with their embryo programs. Our business is to maximize your breeding program. Contact us about the cost effectiveness of embryo sales. (503) 8427184 or email@example.com.
C P Longhorns - Carla Jo Payne Breeder of Boomerang C P
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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
CATTLE HAULING (C) 214/676-3598 • (H) 972/227-6779
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A DVERTISERS ’ I NDEX Splash of Color Longhorns .......... 56 A AAlmendra Longhorns..........................54
Land & Cattle ..........................54 B Beadle Bear Grass Ranch..................................55 Best at West ............................................40 Bladen, Kent &Christine ....................39 Blooming Grove Farm........................55 Bluebonnet Ranch................................57 Blue Mountain Longhorns................44 Bolen, Brent & Cindy ........................ 18 Bond Ranch ..........................................54 Box Z Ranch.......................................... 56 Briscoe Longhorns..................................7 Buckhorn Cattle Company............ 55 Butler Breeders ....................................8-9 Buy A Bucker.com................................44 Buy A Longhorn.com..........................36 Land & Cattle Co. ......................55 C C.C. Cactus Ridge Ranch............................ 55 CedarView Ranch ................................54 Champion Genetics ............................49 Cloud 9 Longhorns ............................55 Cowtown Classic................................IBC Crossed T’s Cattle Co. ........................ 36 Curtiss, Bruce ........................................55 Ranch .......................................... 56 D DNA Deer Creek Longhorns........................56 Diamond Q Longhorns ....................55 Diamondback Ranch..........................54 Diamond S Longhorns ......................55 Dick’s Ranch Supply............................53 Dixie Classic..........................................2-3
El Coyote............................................1, 56 End of Trail Ranch ..............10,11,18,54
4 Bar Ranch......................................39,56 4 Gone Ranch ................................16, 55 Falls Creek Ranch..................................41 Flowers Family Ranch..........................56
Little Star Longhorns............................51 Lo Mejor Ranch ....................................56 Lone Wolf Ranch..................................54 Longhorn Max ......................................43 Longhorn Sale Pen ..............................41 Long Shot Cattle ..................................54
Mike & Kim........................33 M MacLeod, Main Event Farms ................................54 Marquess Arrow Ranch ......................31 Midwest Longhorn Sale ................10,11 Miller, Tim..............................................54 Miniature Longhorns..........................54 Moeller’s Cross M Texas Longhorns 54 Morgan Livestock..................................51 Moriah Farms........................................55 Mosser Longhorns................IFC, 31, 56 My Favorite Cow Project ....................20
No-Bull....................................................49 Northbrook Cattle Co.........................54 Northwest Longhorn Association ....51
Panther Creek Longhorns ....12-15, 18 Pearl Longhorn Ranch ........................56 Potts, Brennan & Michele ....................8 Prairie States Insurance........................49
Red Tree Farms......................................56 Rio Vista Ranch ....................................56 River Ranch ............................................17 Rocking A Longhorns ........................ 55 Running Arrow......................................41
7 Bar Ranch Longhorns......................55 777 Ranch ..............................................56 SS Backwards Longhorns ..................54 Sand Hills Ranch ..................................31 Safari B Ranch........................................55 Semkin Longhorns ..............................55 Smith, T.M. & Jean ..............................55 Snyder, Charley & Doris......................41 Star Creek Ranch ................................ 56 Stahl, Brian & Mary..............................36 Stotts Hideaway Ranch...................... BC Struthoff Ranch.................................... 56
Tallgrass Cattle Co. ..............................54 Texas Longhorn Ranch Supply ........47 Triple M Ranch......................................54 Triple R Ranch (MI)......................19, 54 Triple T Longhorns ..............................55
Longhorns ..........................56 H Hickman Horned Owl Ranch ............................56
IndianPoint Ranch ..............................55 Indian Territory Sale ............................47
J5 Longhorns ........................................55 Jack Mountain Ranch ........................ 56 JT Wehring Family Ranch ..................56
K Bar K Ranch........................................55 Kittler Land & Cattle............................54 Krazy K Longhorns ................................9
Lemley Auction Services ..................IBC Lemley Longhorns ..............................57
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Ranch ............................................54 R R&R Red Peak Ranch ....................................57
G Gross, Ray ..............................................53 Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale ...... ............................................................12-15 Husky Branding Irons ........................49
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Save the date! Texas Longhorn Coming Events MARCH 2010 MAR 6 • TLBAA Best at West Membership Sale, West, TX. TLBAA (817) 625-6241. MAR 12-14 • North Texas Longhorn Breeders Spring Show, Glen Rose, TX; Kevin or Laury Rooker (940) 748-1031 or email@example.com. Entry forms available at www.ntlba.org. Qualifying Haltered, Non-Haltered and Youth. MAR 13-15 • Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Houston, TX. www.hlsr.com. (832) 667-1000 Qualifying Haltered, NonHaltered & Youth. MAR 20 • Ark-La-Tex Ranch Tour, Leaving from Lufkin, TX. - Bob Moctet, Windle Colins, Dora Thompson. Donnie Taylor (936) 414-1401 or Cindy Bolen (936) 635-6590. MAR 19-21 • STLA Star of Texas Fair & Rodeo, Travis Co. Expo Center, Austin, TX. Daniel Harabis firstname.lastname@example.org or (361) 594-3433. Entries must be made on-line through the STFR website, www.rodeoaustin.com. Entry deadline: Feb. 1, 2010. Qualifying Haltered, Non-Haltered and 2 Youth Shows. MAR 25-26 • South Texas State Fair, Ford Park, Beaumont, TX. Carolyn Abney (409) 284-9881 or AJ Boudreaux (409) 466-4140. Qualifying Haltered and Youth. MAR 26 • Alberta Texas Longhorn Association Annual Meeting and Sale, Ponoka, Alberta. Meeting, Sale 3 p.m., VJV Auctions, Ponoka. For information, Mark Stewart (403) 704-1138. MAR 26-28 • Oklahoma Spring Shoot-Out, Payne Co. Expo Center, Stillwater, OK. Steve or Bodie Quary (405) 567-3093. MAR 27 • City of Grand Saline City Fair, City Park, Grand Saline, TX. Cow patty bingo & Longhorn Exhibit. Donnie Taylor (936) 414-1401 or Bobbie DuBose (409) 384-8120. MAR 27 • B&C Show Me Spring Sale & Futurity, Brookfield, MO. Bill Sayre Auction Co. (660) 258-2973.
APRIL 2010 APR 9-11 • Rockdale Triple Show, Fair Park Arena, Rockdale, TX. Sandy Nordhausen (512) 750-1350. Program deadline March 29. APR 10-11 • Lazy L Old Time Ranch Sale & Social, Lampasas, TX. Larry Stewart (512) 768-9953. APR 9-10 • Dixie Classic, Gulfport, MS. Maurice Ladnier (601) 928-5387 or (601) 762-5194 or Bruce Easterly (225) 405-6568 or Matt Westmoreland (985) 795-1539 or (985) 515-3172. APR 16-18 • Texas Gulf Coast Breeders Spring Show, Lufkin Expo Center, Lufkin, TX. Doak Parker/Dean Freeman (281) 658- 4690 or email@example.com or Russell Deshotels (281) 592-7977. Qualifying Haltered, Non-Haltered and Youth. Deadline: March 22, 2010. APR 23 • TLBAA Board of Directors Meeting, 12 (noon), Comfort Inn, Winfield, KS. Contact your regional representative. APR 23 • Midwest Sale Pre-Sale Party, 6 pm, Ridge Restaurant (next door to the Comfort Inn), Winfield, KS. Mike or Debbie Bowman (316) 778-1717, please RSVP. APR 24 • Midwest Longhorn Sale, Winfield, KS. Mike Bowman (316) 778-1717. APR 30-MAY 1 • Red McCombs 31st Anniversary Fiesta Texas Longhorn Sale, Johnson City, TX. Alan Sparger (210) 445-8798.
MAY 2010 MAY 1-2 • Bluegrass Texas Longhorn Show, Diamond C Ranch Nortonville, KY Ronnie Cruce 270-836-3571 or Stella Cruce 270-836-7533. Qualifying Haltered (2 shows), Non-Haltered (2 shows) and Youth (2 shows). MAY 7-8 • Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale, Will Rogers West Arena, Fort Worth, TX. Joe & Lorinda Valentine (254) 584-2218 or firstname.lastname@example.org. MAY 8 • TLBAA Best at West Membership Sale, West, TX. TLBAA (817) 625-6241. MAY 8-9 • Run To The Mountains, Lincoln County Fair Grounds, Capitan, NM. Lynn Starritt (915) 282-4118.Qualifying Haltered, Non-Haltered and Youth.
MAY 15 • STLA Spring 2010 Field Day & Annual General Meeting, Rio Vista Ranch, Elmer & Susan Rosenberger, Johnson City, TX. Susanne Perry (512) 263-5313 or www.stla.org. MAY 15 • 4th Annual Mid Atlantic Longhorn Fun Day, NC State Research Center, Reidsville, NC. Zach Moffitt (336) 736-6340. MAY 21-22 • Millennium Futurity, Glen Rose, TX. Bill Davidson (405) 258-7117 or email@example.com. www.mlfuturity.com.
JUNE 2010 JUN 5 • Cowtown Classic, Will Rogers Sale Arena, Fort Worth, TX. Lemley Auction Services www.lemleyauctionservices.com or (325) 668-3552. JUN 12 • 13th Annual Indian Territory Texas Longhorn Association Sale, Red River Sale Barn, Overbrook, OK. Bob Weaver (405) 659-9222 or fax (405) 348-5015 or firstname.lastname@example.org JUN 17-19 • TLBAA World Show & National Youth Show, Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth, TX. Pam Galloway (817) 625-6241 or email@example.com or Kim Barfield firstname.lastname@example.org. Qualifying Haltered, Non-Haltered and Youth. JUN 19 • West Coast Texas Longhorn Sale, Aurora, OR. Auctioneer: Bill Le’An, Humansville, MO. Daniel Fey (503) 349-7866 or email@example.com.
AUGUST 2010 AUG 4-8 • Autobahn Super Stakes, Fort Worth, TX. Larry Barker (817) 988-6110. AUG 7 • TLBAA Best at West Membership Sale, West, TX. TLBAA (817) 625-6241. AUG 20 • Wyoming State Fair, Douglas, WY. Jan McDaniels (307) 277-9983.Qualifying Haltered, Non-Haltered and Youth.
SEPTEMBER 2010 SEPT 10-11 • Winchester Futurity, George Henderson 2nd Expo Center, Lufkin, TX. Donnie Taylor (936) 414-1401 or Bruce Ollive (936) 674-5180. SEPT 18 • The Appalachian Trail Registered Texas Longhorn Sale, Noon, Mt. Airy Stockyard, Mt. Airy, NC. Carl R. Brantley, Wilkesboro, NC. (336) 667-5452 or firstname.lastname@example.org. SEPT 25 • Red McCombs Opportunity Longhorn Sale, Johnson City, TX. Alan Sparger (210) 445-8798. No consignment sale. SEPT 25 • B&C Show Me Fall Sale & Futurity, Brookfield, MO. Bill Sayre Auction Co. (660) 258-2973. SEPT 30-OCT 2 • East Texas State Fair, Tyler, TX. Dr. Gene & Lana Hightower (903) 963-7442. www.etstatefair.com. Qualifying Haltered, Non-Haltered and Youth.
OCTOBER 2010 OCT 14-16 • TLBAA Longhorn Weekend & Horn Showcase, Fort Worth, TX. TLBAA (817) 625-6241. OCT 29-31 • Ark-La-Tex Show, George Henderson 2nd Expo Center, Lufkin, TX. Donnie Taylor (936) 414-1401 or Bobbye Du Bose (409) 384-8120 . Qualifying Haltered, Non-Haltered and Youth. OCT 30 • N.T.L.A. Sale, Beatrice, NE. Roger & Bonnie Damrow (402) 4235441 or www.beatrice77.net or email@example.com.
NOVEMBER 2010 NOV 5-7 • Louisiana State Fair, Shreveport Fairgrounds, Shreveport, LA. Donnie Taylor (936) 414-1401 or Bobbye Du Bose (409) 384-8120. Qualifying Haltered, Non-Haltered and Youth.
DECEMBER 2010 DEC 4 • TLBAA Best at West Membership Sale, West, TX. TLBAA (817) 625-6241.
Let us know about your upcoming events! (817) 625-6241 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Texas Longhorn Trails