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COVER STORIES

16 MULTIPLYING SUCCESS:

USING EMBRYO TRANSFER & IN VITRO FERTILIZATION IN LONGHORNS By Myra Basham

DEPARTMENTS

CONDITION 26 BODY SCORING YOUR BEEF

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COW HERD The nine number

system for determining BCS.

By Dr. Rick Rasby

COWS NEED SALT TO AVOID GRASS TETANY By Heather Smith Thomas

Membership Matters: Tools For Marketing To New Breeders Make the most of your membership

Prince & Princess Contest Rules 32 Affiliate A new judging system announced for this year. To Make A Rope Halter 42 How Step-by step instructions. By Gary Henry Is A Private Herd Number? 44 What Explanation of the unique id number you assign Announcing the Newest Member of the Roll of Honor Recognition for productive dams.

About the Cover: A Longhorn cow takes a break from the fresh spring

grass to give attention to her calf. Pictured are CL Buzzin’ Beauty (Buzz Saw X BC Beauty) and her Mr. Happy (Juma X Pompous) heifer at Circle K Ranch in Shiloh, Texas. Photo courtesy of Brett Krause.

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Product Spotlight

40 TLBT News Affiliate News

Makes A Longhorn Cow Desireable? 10 What Traits that make the Longhorn female stand out. The Bonding Process Between Cow & 12 Assisting Calf By Heather Smith Thomas

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EDITOR’S NOTES THOSE FABULOUS FEMALES The girls get the spotlight this month, as we appreciate the value of these magnificent mommas and their offspring. In this issue, we highlight alternative ways to increase quality genetics in your herd through in vitro and embryo transfer. Although Texas Longhorn cows can expect to receive a calf every year, these methods provide additional opportunities to capitalize on your in-demand progeny. Starting on page 16 we highlight the differences and unique benefits of embryo transfer through traditional flushing and utilizing in vitro fertilization. In the late 70’s Longhorn breeders began taking advantage of this technology to replicate successful genetics, thus growing quality herds more quickly. As the technology has improved and become more accessible, more and more producers are incorporating assisted reproduction into their programs. In vitro offers exciting options; such as more efficient use of valuable semen, the ability to fertilize each embryo with a different bull, and the ability to produce calves when other methods may have failed. With all the new calves on the ground some mothers, especially first calf heifers, may be reluctant with their newborn calf. Before breaking out that bottle, review the article on page 12 “Assisting the Bonding Process Between Cow and Calf”. Sometimes nature just needs a little kick start, particularly if there were calving difficulties or hormonal issues. Those lush spring grasses coming up could lead to potential health issues due to nutritional deficiencies, specifically if your herd isn’t consuming enough sodium. Learn about the risks of grass tetany and the importance of salt starting on pg. 28. We hope everyone is gearing up to join us for the 30th anniversary of Longhorn Expo held on June 8-11 at the Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth. Lots of fun activities have been planned with you in mind. Our Texas Gold Futurity makes a return, bringing quality Longhorn cattle from different parts of the country for all to see. Load up the family and come on down for a fun weekend with great friends! Our 2016 Horn Showcase was one of the most successful events we have ever had with a high sale average and record breaking semen sales and entries. This year we are set to top it! The 2017 TLBAA Horn Showcase committee has been working hard to bring you the best one yet. Turn to pages 34-39 for event information, sponsorship opportunities, entry and consignment forms, as well as measuring and futurity class breaks. HSC forms are also available at tlbaa.org. Blessings,

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Membership Matters

Tools for Marketing to New Breeders Generating interest in your longhorn cattle, especially in an area where they are not commonly seen can seem like a daunting task. The Texas Longhorn Breeders Association provides tools to educate potential longhorn breeders of the many ownership benefits as well as a special membership program for new buyers.

Educational Material The TLBAA offers several brochures all designed to highlight the history, importance, and longevity of the Texas Longhorn. The Longhorn Beef brochure is a great resource for those interested in beef production and serves as a handout for consumers.* The Trails Magazine offers a wealth of information on all aspects of longhorn ownership as well as current industry trends. Prospective buyers can enjoy Trails online at no cost or contact the office for available printed copies. Additional information can be found on our website including printable pdf files.

Promotional Memberships Each TLBAA member can offer their new buyer a FREE 90-day promotional association membership! This

program allows for a smooth sales transaction for all as the new buyer will receive their own HORNS account. Promotional members qualify for member rates, receive the Trails Magazine, and full membership benefits for 90 days.

Networking Do you like talking about your longhorns? Of course, you do. If you’re like most your phone contains hundreds of photos and you have a hard time picking out your favorite one. Talking to others about your herd and sharing your positive experience with the breed will no doubt build interest in others. Additionally, inviting prospective buyers to local longhorn events provides opportunities for learning and fellowship. By attending, new ones will witness the warmth of industry comradery unlike any other. Utilizing the tools described above, will not only help to promote your program but will help continue to build awareness of this exceptional breed of cattle. *Printed materials are offered at cost, contact the office for information.

Brood Cows

What Makes a Longhorn Cow Desireable? may occasionally need help due The qualities of the Longhorn to unusual circumstances, many that are immediately evident – owners have never had to pull a color and horn – are still largely calf. This is an inherent trait that is subjective based on breeder prefpassed down. This not only means erence and program goals. Even more live births, but more peace of size is relative with Longhorns mind when your not present durbased on preference, use and loing at calving time. cation. When it comes to an outPhoto courtesy of Larry & Linda Ginn standing cow, however, there are 3. Mothering Ability basic traits that Longhorn females have demonstratLonghorn females are not only able to produce an ed and passed on through the generations. Reading ample milk supply in sound udders that make it easy through material from older text through today’s issues for a calf to nurse, but they are good caretakers and deof Trails Magazine, the same characteristics keep shinfenders of their young. Stories of Longhorn mommas ing through. fending off bears, mountain lions and other predators are not uncommon. Ranchers often trust them out 1. Fertility & Longevity on large acres, unattended in all weather conditions Longhorn cows are reknown for producing calves like knowing that they know where to go and what to do to clockwork. Many breeders through the years have extake proper care of those calves. perienced Longhorns giving them a calf every year, some up to age 20+. In this issue of Trails we feature 4. Temperament Dams of Merit, recognizing those who have chosen to When a person inquires about Longhorns, the first thing document females that have produced five and/or 10 many breeders say is “She loves to eat cubes out of your consecutive calves with the first being before her third hand, “ or “They love a good scratch on the head”. While birthday. Productivity is expected, not just a pleasant survival and tenacity is in their blood, most Longhorns surprise with Longhorn females. adapt to the company of people quickly and actually 2. Calving Ease enjoy their attention. It makes them safer for pasture Calving ease refers to a female who can go through visits and routine handling. Calm nature is one of the the birth process with no assistance. While Longhorns traits that is usually passed to offspring. 10 | May 2017

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Herd Health

By Heather Smith Thomas

Assisting the Bonding Process Between Cow and Calf After a cow gives birth, she starts sniffing and lickone of the main triggers for oxytocin release. ing her newborn calf. In this bonding process, she “If you do a C-section there isn’t much cervical learns to recognize her calf, and commits to caring for stimulation, since the fetus doesn’t come through it. it and protecting it. Her actions are a complex blend of This could be a factor when the cow doesn’t mother hormonal-induced and learned behavior. Mature cows her calf very well. Analgesic drugs used during a Cthat have had calves before are more apt to quickly and section to block pain can also interfere with oxytocin successfully mother their offspring than first-time release,” Stookey says. heifers. It’s important to unFirst-calf heifers produce derstand maternal behavless oxytocin than cows that ior and how to help prevent have had previous calves. confusion or stress at calving This may be why some heiftime. ers reject or abandon their Experience is part of the calves. “Giving birth seems to equation, since older cows prime the system and allows tend to be more consistent for release of larger quantities mothers than heifers, but of oxytocin with subsequent hormones are the key factor. births. Heifers are less expe“A cow is most receprienced than cows, and also tive to wanting her newborn have lower levels of oxytocin calf at the time of birth,” says release in the brain during Dr. Joseph Stookey with the calving,” he says. Western College of VeteriA few heifers seem innary Medicine, Saskatoon, different to their calves, but Saskatchewan. within 12-24 hours become Getting the cow to lick the calf is an important step in triggering “Some cows become re- the mothering instinct. Photo courtesy of Chrisann Merriman motherly. In some instances, ceptive up to a week before a heifer may not have much they calve. Their hormone pump is already primed, milk, and then as her milk starts to come in, she beand reaching a level that makes them receptive to any comes interested in her calf. Oxytocin is associated new calf, even if it’s not theirs,” he says. with milk let-down, and is also closely tied to maternal “At the other end of the spectrum are cows that behavior. If a heifer is indifferent, or rejects her calf, she don’t have proper hormone profile or levels, and they may become more receptive to motherhood by assistdon’t want their calf. We see this most often in first-calf ing the calf in nursing. The act of suckling stimulates heifers, or in some of the females we assist with birth, release of oxytocin. or those with calves delivered by C-section. If it’s a ro“If you stimulate milk let-down a few times by helpdeo getting the cow in for assistance, or she undergoes ing the calf nurse, the hormone comes on board and too much trauma, she may be less interested in the improves maternal behavior. Oxytocin can switch off newborn calf. Other hormones may be overriding the aggression, reluctance or fear, and turn it into interest system due to stress, pain, or some of the drugs used and mothering,” Stookey says. during a C-section,” Stookey says. The cow or heifer reacts to sensory clues provided Changes in progesterone and estrogen levels initiby the calf and birth fluids. If she’s lying down as the ate the birth process, but rising oxytocin levels trigger calf slides out of the birth canal, she will generally raise maternal behavior. Oxytocin is released in the brain her head to get a glimpse of the calf. during birth. “Its presence in the olfactory bulb of the “Any movement of the calf at this stage (raising its brain helps explain the role of smell and the imporhead or shaking its head) is a strong stimulus to the tance of odor in the bonding process,” he says. cow to get up and turn around to smell the calf and “Cervical stimulation is crucial for proper horstart licking it. Calves that are vigorous elicit a stronmonal triggers,” Stookey explains. Release of oxytocin ger response in the cow; they are more attractive to the is caused by stretching/stimulation of the cervix and cow than a weak or dead calf,” Stookey says. birth canal. Gradual dilation of the cervix as the feet “The smell and taste of birth fluids is another strong and head of the fetus push against it with each uterine attractant that stimulates the cow to lick the calf. If the contraction, and passage of the fetus through cervix is mothering process is interrupted before she licks the – Continued on pg 18

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Herd Health– Continued from pg 16 calf, the likelihood for rejection increases,” he says. improve her attitude, and may make her harder to hanIf the calf is pulled, birth fluids should be smeared dle. across the muzzle and tongue of the dam following If a first-time mother is confused or aggressive, igdelivery. “This seems to jump-start the maternal renoring her calf or attacking it, she will often change sponse. Simply putting the newborn in front of the her mind after nursing. It may be necessary to tie her mother may not be sufficient stimulus to start maternal or put her in a headcatcher, with a side that swings behavior, especially for first-calf heifers. Pouring feed away, for restraint while the calf finds a teat. onto a newborn calf may entice some reluctant mothOften it just takes one nursing to change her mind. ers to approach the calf and come in contact with birth But some heifers are still determined to attack the calf. fluids as they eat the feed. Any attractant that stimuThe calf should be protected during the transition pelates the cow to lick the calf would be useful,” Stookey riod, in a small pen next to the cow’s pen, or a paneled says. off corner of her stall – letting it out to nurse while the Cows too closely confined don’t get a chance to mother is supervised. leave the herd and find a private place to calve. Dr. Jack Feed the cow only at nursing time so she’ll focus on Whittier, extension beef specialist at Colorado State eating rather than attacking her calf or moving away University, says allowing cows and heifers plenty of from it. Stand guard while the calf nurses, then put it room can help prevent problems. “Then the calf and back in a safe corner. It may be necessary to hobble its mother are not disthe cow so she can’t kick tracted by herdmates or the calf. dominant individuals that If the cow won’t stand might disrupt the bonding still, leave a halter on her, process,” Whittier says. dragging the halter rope. “There are always a She can then be tied or few, particularly heifers, held while she eats hay, that don’t have a strong enabling the calf to catch mothering instinct right up with her and nurse. away. Allowing them to After dragging the rope calve out in the field by and stepping on it a time themselves is best, and or two, she quickly learns then moving them into a to respect this restraint. pen by themselves with It may take two days their calf if they don’t or two weeks to change bond quickly, can some- Assisting the calf in nursing the first time or two may change a hesitant her mind about being times work – so they can heifer’s mind. Use restraint on the female if she is trying to hurt the calf. a mother, but she will continue the bonding eventually accept the calf. process without interruption by herdmates. Getting Once she starts showing interest in it, mooing at it or from point A to point B can be a challenge, however, licking it as it nurses – no longer trying to hurt the calf and may confuse a heifer more and make it worse than – the pair can be left together. Keep the cow hobbled, if you’d left her alone,” he says. however, until its clear she won’t kick the calf. If weather necessitates confinement for shelter, Another trick that often works with an aggressive diligent monitoring and quietly moving each calving heifer is to lightly tranquilize her during the first day. female to a private place to calve – her own barn stall This may change and mellow her attitude enough that – will prevent problems. It’s best to move the female the calf will be able to nurse. Ask a veterinarian about before she calves. Trying to move her and the calf afproper use of tranquilizers. terward can be disruptive, especially for a heifer. Older For a heifer that ignores her calf, sometimes bringcows are more likely to follow their calf, while heifers ing a dog to her pen or stall will stimulate her mothmay become confused, especially if they haven’t had ering/protective instinct and she’ll suddenly become much time to lick and bond with the calf. Often the interested in protecting the calf. This may jump-start heifer or cow will run back to the birth site, looking for more motherly behavior. the calf. “Patience, good husbandry, astute observation and “There many tricks to get a cow to claim a calf,” being in tune with the cattle are key. Look for ways to Whittier says. “Proximity is important, keeping them overcome the various problems,” Whittier says. Someclose to one another. Often if you just give the heifer a times a physical problem is the reason a cow or heifer little time, things work out.” is slow to mother the calf. A heifer with a swollen, pain“If a cow is very aggressive, kicking or hitting the ful udder (with hard edema or “cake”) may kick at her calf with her head, restraint may be needed so she calf because it hurts. An injured teat or frostbitten teats won’t hurt the calf. This is better than beating on her. may be too sore for the cow or heifer to allow her calf I’ve seen cows overly abused when they kick the calf. to suckle. Hurting the cow does more harm than good.” It won’t 14 | May 2017

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Multiplying Success :

Brood Cow Feature

You’re looking at a female in your pasture that has it all – horns, conformation, gentle disposition and a gold mine of genetics. If she was a bull, collecting semen would be an immediate solution for capitalizing on those genetics, both in your program and by making his genetics available to others. However, that female is limited to one offspring per year, isn’t she? She doesn’t have to be.

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mbryo transfer Today’s breeders ofis not new sciten work with smaller ence, with the herds on limited acrefirst successful reage, and want to find corded embryo transways to improve their fer being performed herds quickly as well on rabbits in 1890 by as produce more offWalter Heape. It took spring that will coma while for scientists mand higher prices, to realize the impormaking raising Longtance of the procedure horns a viable busiin agriculture, and the ness endeavor. One process was used on can produce far besheep and goats in yond the traditional the 1930’s. Successone calf per year. As ful transfers were not Technician searches for viable calf Viable calf embryo being drawn into of March 2017, there recorded in pigs and embryos using an stereomicroscope. a pipette to be transferred. are 4,893 TLBAA regcattle until the 1950’s istered Longhorns in England. In the early years, the procedure involved produced by embryo transfer. invasive surgery and was not widely used. It was not until non-surgical procedures were developed in the 1970’s that embryo transfers became more commonplace. In vitro followed right behind, with the first in viEMBRYO TRANSFER - FLUSHING (ET) tro calf being born in 1981. 1. THE DONOR COW The Sparger family of 3S Ranch, Comfort, TX, proCareful consideration should be given to a poduced the first embryo transfer calf in the Longhorn intential donor before deciding to invest in embryo dustry in 1979. The bull calf sired by Hondo and out of transfer. While criteria for sleecting a Longhorn doSandy #4 was born in 1980. According to Alan Sparger, nor is often subjective, one must feel confident that Red McCombs used ET early on and in relatively large the resulting offspring will be worth the cost of the numbers to help build his herd as well as market his procedure in order to be feasible. Important physiprogram. His participation spread interest in the “new” cal requirements need to be examined as well. ET is technology throughout the breed.” not meant to be a solution for cows with reproducSparger continued, “Numerous other breeders foltive issues, with the most successful donor being lowed closely and were actively involved with ET in the females that would also be a first-class breeder with early 80’s. Breeders flushed their best cow(s), with much A.I. or pasture breeding. of the work being done by Rio Vista Farms in CastroThe female should have a normal reproductive ville, TX. Relatively speaking, it was no more expensive tract, regular heat cycles, no more than two breedfor it’s time than it is today.” ings per conception, previous calves at around a Multiplying a quality female’s genetics quickly and 365 day interval, no birthing issues and no conforto a greater extent was, and remains, the reason for mational or genetic defects. embryo transfer and in vitro fertilization in Longhorns.

TWO PROCESSES STEP-BY-STEP

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By Myra Basham

Using Embryo Transfer & In Vitro Fertilization in Longhorns Craig Barton, co-founder of Champion Genetics outside of Canton, TX, stresses the importance of donor cows being in positive energy-gaining condition. “Due to the hardy nature of Longhorns, a lot of breeders do not supplement or they believe Longhorns are supposed to be thin.” He explains, “If they are going to be flushed they need to be in good shape. Their body condition score (BCS) needs to be a minimum of 3.5 – 4 and gaining, not coming in with a calf at side and drawn down.” He adds that minerals and supplements are necessary to have the female in optimal breeding condition. They should already be cycling normally and a healthy producer. “Do not bring a cow in that hasn’t had a calf in two or three years and think you’re going to flush her successfully.”

2. SUPEROVULATION In order to cause multiple eggs to be released, the donor cow is injected with a follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). Multiple injections are given over a period of four days at the middle or near the end of a normal estrous cycle. On the third day a prostaglandin injection is given which causes a heat cycle to occur 48 to 60 hours later. It’s possible for a female to release as many as 10 viable eggs, with 85% of normal fertile donors having an average of 5 or 6 viable embryos that can be harvested. Barton says Longhorn females can be a little more challenging, and tend to produce 3 or 4 viable embryos per flush based on their experience with 20 – 25 Longhorn donors per year.

DISADVANTAGES

ADVANTAGES

In Vitro Fertilization

Embryo Transfer

• Averages 4 - 5 embryos per collection. • Can be performed on pregnant donors up until day 100 – 120 of pregnancy. • Can be performed on juvenile heifers. • Can be performed every week or every other week. • Can be used on healthy or clinically infertile cows that aren’t responding to ET. • Most cost effective on donors that either failed to produce or produce low numbers of embryos per collection in ET. • There is less cost for boarding per procedure for IVF (because of the short interval time period.) • Can fertilize multiple donors with a single straw of semen. • Can use sexed semen from either previously sorted or from unsorted frozen semen. • Almost all bulls can be used to create sexed semen to use in IVF. • Embryos can be shipped fresh directly on farm or transferred into Trans Ova recipients

• Averages 5 - 6 embryos per collection. • Studies show that embryo transfer procedures lead to a slightly higher pregnancy rate – 6 to 7 percent advantage on embryos transferred fresh, and a 10 percent advantage on embryos that are frozen then transferred. • Prolific embryo producing donors have an advantage in cost per pregnancy due to better conception rates. • Embryo Transfer is a technique provided by numerous practitioners across the US. • Countries have current export protocols and are able to accept ET embryos.

• Requires highly skilled professionals to perform aspiration. • Slightly lower pregnancy rates when compared to Embryo Transfer – 6 to 7 percent disadvantage on embryos transferred fresh, and a 10 percent disadvantage on embryos that are frozen then transferred. • Some countries either do not have protocols or are still developing protocols for IVF embryo export. • Slightly lower average in embryos produced per collection.

• Procedure can only be done every 45-60 days. • Limited number of bulls with sexed semen available. • Requires more straws of semen. • Higher cost in relation to boarding –donor is in clinic for 60 days versus the shorter time required for IVF. • Producers have to choose between flushing virgin heifers or postponing embryo production until after the first calf. • Pregnant cows are not eligible for the embryo transfer procedure.

*Table information provided by Trans Ova Genetics

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Brood Cow Feature 3. INSEMINATION The next step is to make sure enough viable sperm reach all those extra ova. Often the technicians will choose to inseminate the donor several times. High quality semen properly placed is critical to the success of A.I.

4. FLUSHING Flushing embryos is a non-surgical procedure which, as the term implies, involves pushing fluid into the uterus and extracting it. The process takes about 30 minutes and causes no harm to the cow. The fluid, containing the embryos is “flushed” out into a large graduated cylinder. After the fluid sits, the embryos settle and can be found using a stereomicroscope.

5. EMBRYO EVALUATION The embryos are evaluated and scored based on a variety of subjective structural criteria and scored based on likelihood of producing a successful pregnancy if transferred to a recipient. The grades are: 1. Excellent or good; 2. Fair; 3. Poor; 4. Dead. They also get classified by stage of development, but with fresh embryos that factor does not seem as important if the recipient is in the correct stage of her estrous cycle at time of transfer. When freezing and thawing embryos both quality and stage are important, with Grade 1 being the only recommended grade to survive the process and stage 4, 5 or 6 retaining viability the most.

6. RECIPIENT The reproductive ability of recipients is critical as well. They should be known to be reproductively sound, calve easily, and have good milking and mothering ability. They should be on a herd health program and need to be in good condition, with a BCS of 6. You will need to have several donors available if you hope to transplant multiple embryos. While some breeders supply their own recip cows, many facilities will lease the recips so there is not additional cost in maintining recips year-round. The recipient will need to be at the same stage of estrous as the donor cow, and can be synchronized with the donor cow by injecting prostaglandin at the same working time as the donor cow.

7. The Transfer The transfer of the embryo, like flushing, is done after an epidural anesthetic has been given to block digestive contractions and make the process easier. A technician must first load the viable embryo in a syringe with the aid of a microscope. This step alone requires much practice, dexterity and patience. Actually inserting the embryo into the proper location in the uterus is done very carefully to prevent any damage to the lining of the uterus. Any inflammation or scarring would greatly reduce the chances of establishing a pregnancy. The transfer can take 18 | May 2017

place immediately or the embryos can be stored in liquid nitrogen for later use.

IN VITRO FERTILIZATION (IVF) 1. THE DONOR COW Criteria for an IVF donor cow is similar to ET with the exception of several physical requirements that are not a necessity for successful IVF. Some instances in which IVF is the better alternative include: • A cow that does not flush well • A virgin heifer • A pregnant cow (up to 100 days) • Right after a cow dies

2. HARVESTING OOCYTES Oocytes are unfertilized eggs. The process of retrieving oocytes from the ovaries of a cow is called aspiration or ovum pick up (OPU). The aspiration is performed transvaginally with the aid of ultrasound and should only be done by highly skilled professionals. A needle is used to puncture a follicle and the oocytes, along with follicular fluid, are drawn out into a collection container by vacuum. The process does not require hormone treatments and the only necessary chemical for the donor is an epidural to prevent contractions to make the manipulation safer and easier for donor and technician. Once oocytes have been collected they are matured for 20 - 24 hours and then fertilized.

3. FERTILIZATION/INCUBATION Having fertilization occur in a petri dish has it’s advantages. It requires much less semen to be used and allows semen to be sex sorted on the spot, if desired. Since a technician is orchestrating the process, it is actaully possible to use semen from different sires to fertilize each oocyte. It also allows a smaller amount of valuable semen to be used to create a

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Brood Cow Feature – continued from pg 18 much greater number of embryos at one time, and they can be with multiple donors. Once the oocytes have been fertilized they are incubated in a controlled environment which simulates the cow’s uterus. Seven days after fertilization they are transferred into a recipient cow that is seven days past her standing heat. This step is the same as traditional ET.

THINGS TO CONSIDER COST ANALYSIS

or I can pay extra rent to extend the weaning a bit longer. I have a known fixed cost without the chance of buying and managing a group of wild and potentially dangerous recips. And, I save on feed costs through the winter.” Carla Payne of CP Longhorns encourages each breeder to assess a female on the criteria important to them. The types of questions she asks includes : • Does the female have a good disposition? • Does she pass on her milking ability? • Is she outproducing herself in the horn department? • Do her calves have the frame size and conformation I am looking for? • Has she already produced superior calves from natural birth? • Is there a demand for her offspring? “Just like bulls that we deem good enough to A.I. certify, there are cows out there that are super cows that we want more than one calf out of per year.” she adds. “I owned a cow that produced a very popular bull , Boomerang C P, it was actually her very first calf. With embryo transfer she had over 22 animals actually registered out of her and there were more than 30 calves from her. I still have frozen embryos from her stored.”

The major factor in making the decision whether to incur expense is “what will my potential return be?” The answer varies based on market demand for the offspring of the female or the genetics she’s carrying and the quality/desireability of the bull she’s bred to. Other factors can influence the investment amount such as ET versus IVF and renting or leasing recips. The initial costs of ET include FSH injections, Synchronization, Flushing, Semen costs (higher for sexed semen), Transfer or Freezing. Variables can include care of or leasing of recips, board of donor and recips, mileage if done on-site, expense of having acceptable facilities on-site. RISK ANALYSIS The total can range from $1,200 - $3,000 resulting in Anything one does with livestock carries an inherant an average of 3-5 viable embryos/potential offspring. risk. While ET and IVF can be a gamble, many feel the John Clark of Buffalo Gap Longhorns discusses his potential positive outcome is well worth the risk. goal of producing a high quality herd on small acrePayne feels that breeders can do their part in lessenage. “ET allows me to maximize herd quality and realize ing the risk by being proactive in conditioning the fehigher sales prices on my heifers,. We have a relatively male to being handled, thus relow carrying capacity on our ducing the stress level. “When land. We only have about 12-16 TOP 5 FEMALES WITH THE dealing with a live animal, I just breeding cows including yearMOST TLBAA REGISTERED don’t feel there is any guaranling heifers. We can utilize 1 or 2 tee that it will be successful. But super quality donor cows paired EMBRYO OFFSPRING with either technique I feel the with top bulls to produce maybe As of March 31, 2017 benefits definitely outway the 6-12 really high quality offspring • At publication time there were risk. I would suggest that the from a single breeding. We will 4,893 registered Longhorns as a individual cow that you want sell most of those calves while result of embryo transfers. to use one of these techniques keeping a couple to retain in the on, is first handled at home, or herd. It makes culling a necessiTLBAA # NAME DOB ET taken to shows, doesn’t get upty to make room for much highC14983 Doherty 698 3/15/77 48 set when you take it for a trailer er valued animals to be retained. C137396 Tari Graves 3/28/92 35 ride. The more this animal is The biggest driver is creating use to being around people, higher value offspring whether C6595 KYZER 2 8/1/74 33 being touched, seeing people, for sale or herd retention. When C6576 Rose Red 1/1/72 30 being in a chute and knowing you take a proven producer and CI196573 Tabasco’s Lezawe 4/6/97 30 you’re not going to hurt her, is cross her with a high value bull, a big plus on success.” the odds of a high value calf go Embryo offspring have the letter T in prefix Breeders should go into the up dramatically. If you add in the process knowing that there’s always a chance that you utilization of heifer sorted semen, your values rise even walk away empty handed. more.” Clark has experienced failures and success with all Small acreage also influenced Clark’s decisions remethods. “ET and AI both are higher risk than pasture garding recip females. “We bought recips for a couple breeding. I mentioned we have had from 0-100% sucof years and lost money on every recip. Along with the cess rates. Our AI success is near zero. We have AI’d on costs of feeding and doctoring. I now use a recip rentthe ranch and at different facilities with miserable real program that guarantees me a weaned calf raised at sults. I know others use nothing but AI. For us, it just their facility. I pick up the weaned calves at six months – continued on pg 22

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Brood Cow Feature – continued from pg 20 has not worked. Using ET, you cover the risks by getting maybe 6-12 high value offspring compared to just one with an AI or pasture breeding.” “We began by flushing,” continues Clark. “Most recently I have switched to IVF as it requires fewer chemicals to be used for the cow. Our first IVF was a 100% failure. I switched embryo facility, and most recently had a 65% success rate. And, we used reverse sorted semen to achieve a 95% heifer birth rate. IVF is a little more expensive than flushing, but I am so pleased with the results, and it is less invasive with fewer chemicals on the donor cow. I think you have to be very careful with the health of your cow. We like to flush or IVF, let her carry a natural calf, then put her back into ET work the next year. A great advantage of IVF is you can collect cells when she is up to 110-120 days bred.” According to the information available from facilities performing both ET and IVF, there are small risks of bleeding and infection anytime you are performing a transvaginal procedure. With IVF there is a potential for ovarian adhesions. With flushing there is some concern with the effect of the chemicals involved on the longterm reproductive capabilities of the donor. Facilities and vets both can discuss the risks with you and give you more information.

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procedure to procedure. Variables can include condition of the donor, viability of semen used and skill of the tech or facility used. Longhorns tend to be slightly less productive when the final viable embryo count is done, but most facilities still have them only a few embryos behind the average of others. (for example, one facility estimates 3 or 4 viable on flush, while another puts them at 5-6 on flush and 4-5 on IVF). Keep in mind these are averages with one clinci doing 10-12 in the past year and the other 2030. Some females may produce well above the average. Todd Stroud of Hoofstock Genetics sees good success rates with ET and IVF transfers when utilizing fresh embryos - about a 60-70% success rate, while traditional frozen embryos perform about 15% better than IVF (55% vs 40%). It is important to understand that having a viable embryo does not always equal a live calf. The same variables that can affect all pregnancies hold true no matter what method is used to achieve it. Experts note that an embryo that never leaves the uterine environment is inherently stronger and more likely to result in a successful pregnancy. It is always recommended to contact a facility or tech and acquire the most recent success percentages specifically for Longhorns. You my also consider contacting breeders who have been successful with one or both methods.

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Brood Cow Feature – continued from pg 22 FACILITIES There are several factors to consider when deciding whether or not to have procedures performed on your ranch or at a boarding facility. The method used and resources available must be factored in the decision. “I have used embryo transfer with great success over the years,” states Payne “I have tried in vitro at the house with a junior vet trying to start in the business when in vitro was brand new, without success. But not from in vitro, but from the Brazilian techs that he had working for him. I will use in vitro in the future but will take the cow to the tech facilities. Check out the success rate of individual companies, see their facilities and how they handle individual animals before using them.” Always check with a facility to make sure that they will accept Longhorns and that they are equipped to put a larger horned animal in their chute. Several facilities , such as Chapion Genetics and TransOva, are equipped to handle longer horns. Stroud goes on farm for older cows with wider horn spreads. He adds that on farm visits he requires a minimum workload to be scheduled. In the past year IVF has increased across all breeds, becoming 80% of his business. “I’ve worked with about 10-12 donors that were able to fit in our clinic (young ones and some show type

Longhorns with shorter spread).” He encourages people to stop by the clinic or call in to lean more about the procedures before making a decision. Those who prefer to keep things on-site may choose to stick to traditional flushing and ET. Some breeders prefer keeping the female in a lower stress, familiar environment in their facilty, which is already designed to handle Longhorns. One important thing to note is that the lab techs/vet will need to have access to a clean inside area free of dust and dirt in order to collect and sort embryos for transfer. “Today I would lean more towards in vitro fertilization than towards flushing a cow.” Payne says. “I think it is just easier on the donor cow. Today you can load her in a trailer, drive to the collection place, spend a couple of hours and take her home.”

THE FINAL DECISION It all comes down to personal choice. When all the factors are weighed in, some may chose to always stick to natural breeding methods or A.I., while others utilize multiple methods within their herds based on the potential value of the offspring of each female. Even with embryo offspring, the value of the animal is a sum of the traits passed on by sire and dam coupled with how well those traits present in the progeny. REFERENCES Champion Genetics, Craig Barton, cofounder - www.championgenetics.com Hoofstock Genetics, Todd Stroud, founder - www.hoofstockgenetics.com Trans Ova Genetics - www.transova.com “Embryo Transfer in Cattle” by Glenn Selk, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service (ANSI-3158)

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Herd Health

Body Condition Scoring Your Beef Cow Herd B y D r . R ick R asby , U niversity

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Bone structure of shoulder, ribs, back, hooks and pins are sharp to the touch and easily visible. No evidence of fat deposits or muscling. Cattle in this condition are weak, near death and have trouble standing or walking.

noticeable to the eye. Spaces between the processes are not visible and are only distinguishable with firm pressure. Areas on each side of the tailhead and the fore-rib, behind the shoulder are starting to fill.

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No evidence of fat deposition and muscle loss in the hindquarters. The spinous processes feel sharp to the touch. The spinous processes and the spaces between them are easily seen. Very little fat cover over the loin, back and fore-ribs. The backbone is still highly visible. Processes of the spine can be identified individually by touch and ma still be visible. Spaces between the processes are less pronounced.

The 12th and 13th ribs are slightly visible to the eye. The transverse spinous processes can only be felt with firm pressure and feel rounded but are not

Ribs are fully covered and are not noticeable to the eye. Hindquarters are plump and full. Noticeable springiness over the fore-ribs and on each side of the tailhead. Firm pressure is now required to feel the transverse processes. Brisket has some fat.

Ends of the spinous processes can only be felt with very firm pressure. Spaces between processes can barely be distinguished. Abundant fat cover on either side of the tailhead with evident patchiness. Fat in the brisket. Animal takes on a smooth, blocky appearance. Bone structure disappears from sight. Fat cover is thick and spongy and patchiness is likely. Brisket is full.

Bone structure is not seen or easily felt. The tailhead is buried in fat. The animal’s mobility may actually be impaired by excessive fat.

Anatomy of a Cow BACK

TAILHEAD PIN

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SHOULDER HEART GIRTH ELBOW KNEE FETLOCK PASTERN COFFIN

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Herd Health

By Heather Smith Thomas

Cows Need Salt to Avoid Grass Tetany Annual death loss from grass tetany (also called sium in the blood of affected animals. During cool, wet grass staggers, milk tetany, lactation tetany, winter conditions or regrowth after frost or drought damage, tetany, wheat pasture poisodium levels in certain forsoning, crested wheatage plants plummet, while grass poisoning, barley nitrogen and potassium poisoning) costs stocklevels spike. Recommended men millions of dollars prevention has been supevery year, but the cause plemental dietary magneof grass tetany has been sium, and many producpoorly understood. It afers feed high levels to try fects mature cattle grazing to prevent losses. Standard lush forage, after weather treatment for acute cases changes like freezing early has been to administer oral spring pastures or sudden and/or intravenous magnegrowth after rainfall folsium. After examining cattle lowing drought. Many combination salt-mineral This disease is aslost in 2001 following spring blocks do not have enough salt sociated with magnesium frosts in the Midwest, Dr. content to prevent tetany. deficiency, calcium defiThomas Swerckzek (a veter– Continued on pg 30 ciency and excess potas-

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Herd Health– Continued from pg 28 and bloat. People were using bloat blocks but this didn’t inary pathologist in Kentucky) found clues about the help, because they didn’t have salt,” he explains. cause and prevention of grass tetany. “The same thing happened in 2010. We had a lot A few years earlier, he had collaborated with Dr. of clover and the farmers using bloat blocks said their William McCaw, a veterinarian working with several cows were eating them like candy and it didn’t help. purebred herds trying to find answers to some of their The farmers who had salt out didn’t lose cattle,” says health problems. When Swerczek started looking at Swerczek. herds, he found one farm with very healthy crossbreds. “The reason cows go down with grass tetany is that The owner was feeding loose salt rather than mineral they are short on magnesium and mixes. Most farmers in that area calcium, but I didn’t know why salt fed mineral mixes and salt/minerworked.” Then he discovered a al blocks, and cattle often overate connection between grass tetany the mineral mixes, to get the little and nitrates. bit of salt in them. “We’d been taught for many The farmer with the crossbred years that nitrate is not toxic — that cattle had a salt house in every nitrite is the problem. In the 1940’s pasture. “He wasn’t feeding any Swerczek points out that when nitrate was discovered as magnesium. He’d been in the catfor the past several decades the cause of cornstalk toxicity, it tle business more than 40 years the livestock industry has was nitrites causing shortage of and had never had a case of grass limited the amount of sodioxygen in the blood. But I found tetany,” says Swerczek. um chloride (salt) in mineral that nitrate is 100 times more im“This was a hint that maybe it mixes, to encourage animals portant in grass tetany than niwasn’t necessary to feed magneto consume more minerals— trite,” he says. sium to prevent grass tetany. Latwhich they do, in an attempt The body must get rid of the er, when I got several herds off the to get the salt they need. This nitrate and it does this through mineral mix, they quickly started lack of salt has led to overthe cations, especially sodium. to turn around. Most of the cows consumption of minerals that “When there isn’t adequate salt had been suffering from diarrhea, are not toxic if fed at proper in the blood, the body grabs onto wasting away, and within 24-48 levels, but which can be toxic the most available cation, which hours they improved, after giving if fed in excessive amounts. would be magnesium and then them plain loose salt instead of This restriction of sodium calcium,” he explains. When the mineral.” has not only led to an increase spike of nitrate occurs — when He was working with a herd in incidence of grass tetany, the cow consumes frost-damaged of about 1000 purebred cattle and milk fever, downer cow synforage — her body immediately one day he was driving through drome, acute bloat, vaginal uses magnesium in the blood to that farm with the manager. “We and rectal prolapses (due to combine with and get rid of the came across a cow that had been lack of muscle tone and renitrate, which depletes the body’s down for several days in spite of laxation of smooth muscles) magnesium, and this is why the multiple treatments with magnebut has also created probcow goes down. sium and calcium.” lems caused by animals’ over“If there’s enough salt available Swerczek had some sea salt, consumption of minerals in the body can grab onto the sodiand put it in front of that cow. their attempt to obtain salt. um and cows don’t go down with Three hours later she’d gotten up Over-feeding of magnesium, grass tetany or milk fever. If they and wandered off, and then went for instance, may result in don’t have salt on the day this hits, down again. The manager put decreased milk production in they go down. It has to be there more salt in front of her. By the dairy cows, severe reduction all the time and it can’t be hard next morning and she’d gotten up in weight gains for calves, and salt blocks because cattle can’t eat and rejoined the herd. other signs of mineral imbalenough when they suddenly need There were other cattle in the ance and toxicity. it.” herd showing signs of grass tetAnother piece of the puzzle fell any and going down. “I told the into place after Swerczek found manager to put a handful of salt in that on some farms — even though farmers supplied front of them or get it into their mouths. Those cows salt — cattle weren’t eating enough of it. Potassium levcame out of it.” el in grass was spiking (15 times higher than normal) “We had massive losses in Kentucky one year, due after hard frost, especially when it was lush and highly to an unusual winter with many warm spells. Grass and fertilized. clover grew early. Then we had a hard freeze in April. “Since the cation potassium and sodium are so Cattle went down by the thousands with grass tetany

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close together, these minerals can substitute for one another. When potassium spikes, even though cattle have salt available they won’t eat it because the body thinks they already have enough.” They are actually sodium-starved but their bodies didn’t know the difference between an excess amount of potassium and too little sodium. The body usually has the ability to keep sodium levels within normal range, but when it drops lower, you only have a few hours before that animal dies. “If you feed salt, however, and the animals eat it, they’ll be fine — as long as they have plenty of water.” British scientists in the 1930’s noticed that salt could prevent grass tetany, but no one put it all together until Swerczek figured it out.

ANOTHER STUDY Grass tetany occurs frequently in the East, due to frequently changing weather conditions. The grass grows for a while during winter, and then weather turns cold again. Missouri has the same problems, professor Dale Blevins, at the University of Missouri, did a study. When extreme weather change occurred in 2007 (warm weather, and then frost), Blevins had his graduate students analyze the grass — mostly fast-growing tall fescue — to see what changes occurred during the frost. He wrote an article (published February 2011 in Plant Management Network) linking salt deficiency and grass tetany.

When his students analyzed the grass to see what changes took place, they found that sodium levels dropped. There was no change in magnesium. Blevins stated that the outbreak of grass tetany that followed the cold weather in April 2007 was not a result of low dietary magnesium, but due to impaired magnesium absorption by the grazing animals. Since magnesium absorption from the rumen is dependent upon sodium, the sodium deficiency (due to freeze injury and drying of the young fescue leaves) could be the most damaging consequence of a spring freeze. His paper also mentioned that rapidly growing lush tall fescue in early spring is often higher in nitrogen and lower in sodium than during the rest of the growing season. These factors may have a strong influence on plant magnesium uptake and/or animal absorption. Fertilizing pastures with nitrogen has also been associated with depressed magnesium uptake and disturbed magnesium/sodium balance of grazing animals. Higher nitrate intake in the diet has been linked with decreased magnesium absorption from the forestomach, and decreased sodium concentration in the rumen. “The reason sodium level goes so low is that nitrate level rises dramatically, along with the potassium,” says Swerczek. “So Blevins confirmed that sodium is important and cattlemen should consider using salt to help prevent grass tetany.”

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Product Spotlight

BIOPRYN® - PREG CHECK VIA BLOOD TEST Benefits

Looking for an easy cost effective way to preg check? Blood pregnancy tests for cattle have significantly grown in popularity as cattle producers have discovered the numerous benefits over standard testing methods.

How It Works

• Non-invasive • Quick results- within 24 hours • 97% accurate • Embryo safe

When to Test

• 28 DPB(days post breeding- natural or AI) & 72 days post calving • Embryo Transfer- 25 days post-implant or 32 days post-head

BioPRYN® (Pregnancy Ruminant Yes/No) is a pregnancy detection procedure in cattle. It measures the presence of Pregnancy-Specific Protein B (PSPB) in the blood circulation of the animal. The PSPB is a protein that is produced by the placenta of the growing fetus. BioPRYN® begins with collection of a blood sample (2cc) from the animal. The samples are then shipped to a laboratory where an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) is performed. Reports can be sent via email, phone or fax. In some cases, reports may be downloaded directly into beef cattle management software.

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The cost per test is $2.75 plus supplies and shipping to the lab. For instructions on collecting samples and shipping visit biopregcheck.com for more info.

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The Spring Show will again be held at Miracle Farm, located near Brenham, Texas. The show dates are May 5-7, 2017. This show gets a little bit bigger and better every year. Stephen Head is our Show Chairman. With entries and attendance rivaling the World Show, we hope to make it the biggest and best longhorn event of the year. We will have approximately 250 entries. Please RICK FRIEDRICH make plans to join us. You will get to see some of the best cattle and we also PRESIDENT donate calves to the youth via a random drawing. This helps get kids started RICK@RIVERRANCHLONGHORNS in showing longhorn cattle. One of the winning-est steers currently on the show circuit (BCB Bucklehead) was donated at this show. For additional information please call (713-305-0259) or email Rick Friedrich (Rick@RiverRanchLonghoms. com) or check out our website at www.TLBGCA.com

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The South Texas LonghornAssociation just wrapped up the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo Austin. The numbers were way up for both shows and we were pleased to see our old friends and lots of new ones. New entry records were set for both shows. We had 172 entries for San Antonio CHRISTY RANDOLPH and 199 for Rodeo Austin. PRESIDENT Our show year starts with the Edna Winter Festival and Futurity in LPINESRANCH@AOL.COM December of each year and wraps up in April with our Rockdale 3-day show. This is a final opportunity to get calves qualified for the World Show in june. Scholarship deadlines are fast approaching. Information and applications are available at www.stla.org. Watch for news on the annual general membership meeting to be held around June 2, 2017!! Hope you’ll make plans to attend.

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NEBRASKA TEXAS LONGHORN ASSOCIATION

Our annual youth day clinic is coming up on Saturday May 20, 2017. Everyone brings their show cattle and some of the things we work on is halter breaking points and showmanship. This year again it will be held in Palmer, NE at the Lautenschlager’s ranch. Thank you for hosting this fun PRESIDENT and educational event. RODGER DAMROW Another fun event for the 2nd year now is the Youth Progress Show. It will 402-423-5441 be held in Crawford, NE on Saturday July 22, 2017. This show is for points only and it is a good way for a jump start on shows coming up in Douglas, Wyoming, Rapid City, South Dakota, Grand Island, Nebraska and Pueblo, Colorado. The kids enjoy getting together for a meeting and speeches. The State fair in Wyoming is a fun show that no one should miss. It is held on Friday August 18, 2017. A couple days later on Sunday August 20 is another set of World Qualifying shows in Rapid City, SD. Both of these shows are so relaxing and fun people to be around. A raffle will be held again this year with 25% funds going to the Nebraska youth-N.T.L.B.T.-Nebraska Texas Longhorn Breeders of Tomorrow. A bull calf has been donated by Anders Longhorns and a heifer calf by Les and Charlene Lautenschlager. Thank you to these 2 families for their generous donations. 1st place is the heifer and bull calf, 200-2nd place, $100-3rd place, $50-4th place. If you are interested in a ticket call Chelsey Georges 402.580.3140; Chelsey_damrow@hotmail.com or any member of the NTLA or NTLBT. Drawing to be held at the Nebraska State Fair in August. The Nebraska State Fair World Qualifying Shows will be held on the weekend of August 26/27, 2017 and Sunday Youth and Halter shows. Cattle will be in the Beef Barn and shown in the Five Points Bank Arena. This year there will only be one set of WQ Shows this year unlike the last 2 years. Show contact: Delwin Smeal 402.568.2353.

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MEASURING CLASSES FEMALES

BULLS

Class 1 Females October 2016 (TTT only) Class 2 Females September 2016 (TTT only) Class 3 Females August 2016 (TTT only) Class 4 Females July 2016 (TTT only) Class 5 Females June 2016 (TTT only) Class 6 Females May 2016 (TTT only) Class 7 Females April 2016 Class 8 Females March 2016 Class 9 Females February 2016 Class 10 Females January 2016 Class 11 Females December 2015 Class 12 Females November 2015 Class 13 Females September-October 2015 Class 14 Females July-August 2015 Class 15 Females May-June 2015 Class 16 Females March-April 2015 Class 17 Females January-February 2015 Class 18 Females October-December 2014 Class 19 Females July-September 2014 Class 20 Females April-June 2014 Class 21 Females January-March 2014 Class 22 Females September-December 2013 Class 23 Females May-August 2013 Class 24 Females January-April 2013 Class 25 Females July-December 2012 Class 26 Females January-June 2012 Class 27 Females 2011 Class 28 Females 2010-2009 Class 29 Females 2008-2006 Class 30 Females 2005-2002 Class 31 Females 2001 and older

Class 32 Bulls October 2016 (TTT only) Class 33 Bulls September 2016 (TTT only) Class 34 Bulls August 2016 (TTT only) Class 35 Bulls July 2016 (TTT only) Class 36 Bulls June 2016 (TTT only) Class 37 Bulls May 2016 (TTT only) Class 38 Bulls April 2016 Class 39 Bulls March 2016 Class 40 Bulls February 2016 Class 41 Bulls January 2016 Class 42 Bulls December 2015 Class 43 Bulls November 2015 Class 44 Bulls September-October 2015 Class 45 Bulls July-August 2015 Class 46 Bulls May-June 2015 Class 47 Bulls March-April 2015 Class 48 Bulls January-February 2015 Class 49 Bulls October-December 2014 Class 50 Bulls July-September 2014 Class 51 Bulls April-June 2014 Class 52 Bulls January-March 2014 Class 53 Bulls July-December 2013 Class 54 Bulls January-June 2013 Class 55 Bulls 2012 Class 56 Bulls 2011-2010 Class 57 Bulls 2009-2007 Class 58 Bulls 2006 and older

STEERS

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Class 62 Steers Oct. 2015-Jan. 2013 Class 63 Steers 2012-2010 Class 64 Steers 2009 and older

TWISTY

Class 59 Females Twisty Horn Oct. 2015-Jan. 2013 Class 60 Females Twisty Horn 2012-2010 Class 61 Females Twisty Horn 2009 and older

MINIATURE CLASSES FEMALES Class 1 1 year and 1 day to 18 months old (TTT only) Class 2 18 months and 1 day to 2 years old Class 3 2 years old and 1 day to 30 mos .old Class 4 30 mos. and 1 day to 3 years old Class 5 3 years old and 1 day and older

BULLS Class 1 1 year and 1 day to 18 months old (TTT only) Class 2 18 months and 1 day to 27 mos.old Class 3 27 mos. old and 1 day to 36 mos .old Class 4 36 mos. and older

STEERS Class 1 1 year and 1 day to 24 months old (TTT only) Class 2 24 months and 1 day to 36 mos.old Class 3 36 mos. old and 1 day and older No Composite Measuring for Miniature Classes

FUTURITY CLASSES FEMALES Class 1 September - October 2016 Class 2 July - August 2016 Class 3 May - June 2016 Class 4 March - April 2016 Class 5 January - February 2016 Class 6 September - December 2015 Class 7 May - August 2015 Class 8 January - April 2015 Class 9 Born 2014 - 2013 Class 10 Born 2012 & Before

BULLS Class 1 September - October 2016 Class 2 July - August 2016 Class 3 May - June 2016 Class 4 March - April 2016 Class 5 January - February 2016 Class 6 September - December 2015 Class 7 May - August 2015 Class 8 January - April 2015

For More Information: Contact the TLBAA office 817-625-6241

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Animal’s Name: ________________________________________________ Animal’s Date of Birth: __________________________________________ Exhibitor’s Name: ______________________________________________ Exhibitor’s TLBAA N0. ____________________________________________ Exhibitor’s Phone NO:

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OCTOBER 4-7, 2017 LAWTON, OK

MEASUREMENT

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$100 Twisty Horn (Measuring along horn lines wrapping around horn; required to submit photo.)

q 10’X10’ stall included q 20’x 10’ additional $100

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SATELLITE LOCATION ________________________________________________________________________________________________

Futurity Class Entered

___________________ q $125 Futurity (75% payback) {Animal must be in Lawton.}

GET OF SIRE OR PRODUCE OF DAM (See rules published in Trails or on TLBAA.org) – Only breeding animals (bulls or cows) can compete as

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q $100 Senior Division Get of Sire q $100 Junior Division Get of Sire q $100 Senior Division Produce of Dam q $100 Junior Division Produce of Dam Offspring Competing for Sire or Dam with TLBAA Nos. (limited to breeding animals – bulls or cows) 1. ______________________________________________________________ Animal’s TLBAA NO.

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FEMALES/MALES ($100 - Tip-to-Tip) q Juvenile (12 to 18 months) FEMALES/MALES ($100 - Total Horn) q Juvenile (12 to 18 months)

Total Payment $___________

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Credit Card # ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ NAME ON CARD ________________________________

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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT CHAD SMITH at smithlonghorns@hotmail.com • (701) 590-9073 OR TLBAA OFFICE at salesandevents@tlbaa.org • (817) 625-6421 • 817-625-1388 (FAX) ALL FORMS MUST BE IN THE TLBAA OFFICE BY MON.,AUGUST 21, 5:00 P.M.WITH PAYMENT IN FULL – NO PAYMENT ACCEPTED AFTER DUE DATE! TLBAA OFFICE • PO BOX 4430 FORT WORTH,TX 76164 PHOTOS ARE REQUIRED - SEND TO SALESANDEVENTS@TLBAA.ORG. No refunds after entry deadline. *Awards will be presented at the event.Winners notLONGHORN in attendanceTRAILS will be responsible for actual award shipping cost.May 2017 | 37 TEXAS


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1. Each Bull/Cow receives spotlighted arena time. 2. All bulls must be TLBAA AI Certified to enter. 3. Each owner may bring semen tank with semen for sale or have semen sent to Champion Genetics. Must have 100 straws minimum available. 4. All Living Bulls/Cows must be present at the HSC. Deceased Bulls/Cows may be entered, but must be represented by a direct descendant. 5. Bulls and Cows will be measured onsite. 6. No minimum straw purchases allowed. 7. PHoTo rEquIrED. Submit to salesandevents@tlbaa.org

Exhibitor’s Name: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Exhibitor’s Phone: _______________________________________Exhibitor’s TLBAA N0.:_______________________________________________ Animal’s Name: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Animal’s Date of Birth:____________ Animal’s TLBAA No. ____________________AI CErTIFICATIoN No. ________________________________

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Not currently TLBAA AI Certified - please send a kit - $150. Might take up to 3 months, please contact rick Fritsche at the TLBAA office for more details.

q BuLL ALLEY ($250 includes one measurement.) ADDITIoNAL MEASurEMENT $100 each. Composite is an additional $200. q EMBrYo ALLEY ($250 includes one measurement.) ADDITIoNAL MEASurEMENT $100 each. Composite is an additional $200. Please indicate your included measurement. If no measurement is chosen, the default measurement will be tip-to-tip.

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NorMAL PrICE oF SEMEN/EMBrYo ___________________________ HorN SHoWCASE PrICE oF SEMEN/EMBrYo _______________________ Please include a brief summary for read-out during the spotlight arena time: ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Song Clip of Choice for Entrance (25 seconds): ________________________________________________________________________________ Total Payment $___________

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Credit Card # ___________________________________________________________________________________________ NAME oN CArD ________________________________

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For MorE INForMATIoN CoNTACT MIKEAL BECK at beckmd7@yahoo.com • (817) 905-7994 or TLBAA oFFICE at salesandevents@tlbaa.org • (817) 625-6421• (817) 625-1388 FAX

ALL ForMS MuST BE IN THE TLBAA oFFICE BY MoN., AuGuST 21, 5:00 P.M. WITH PAYMENT IN FuLL.

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President’s Message Dear TLBT Members, School is almost out! I’m sure all of you are ready to be out of school and in the sun, or should I say the show barn? Summer is one of the busiest show seasons, and I’m looking forward to seeing every single one of you at World Show I would like to remind you guys of a handful of things: • The Officers and Directors desperately need your pictures, so contact us via our email or any of our social media accounts. • We also need all hands on deck for these last fundraisers. Keep your eyes open for opportunities to participate. Speaking of which, you all recall the “Rocking Longhorn Bull” that was so graciously donated to us? A wonderful opportunity for you to get involved would be for you to sell raffle tickets for the “Rocking Longhorn Bull!” • There will be a dance after the World Show banquet in June, so be sure to stick around! Dancing after the banquet is a very special tradition for the TLBT, and it’s always so fun. • Seniors I hope you’ve have taken advantage of all scholarship opportunities offered by TLBT and affiliates. Every penny counts! Once again, we will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Longhorn Exposition at the historic Will Rogers Coliseum. The color associated with 30 years is green. What a better theme for the banquet than camo! I invite all of you to wear as much (or as little camo) as you like. You could even simply stick to green. I can’t wait to see all of you there!

FOR RAFFLE ROCKING LONGHORN BULL

Shelby Rooker TLBT President

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BY SEARCHING TEXAS LONGHORN BREEDERS OF TOMORROW 40 | May 2017

1 ticket $5 and 5 tickets for $20 Contact Traci Moore, Patti Mahaffey, or Shelby Rooker about selling raffle tickets Crafted and Donated by Jim Pack

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Tips & Tricks

HOW TO BY GARY HENRY Originally published May 1989 I like to use one-half inch, hard twist, polypropylene or any hard twist synthetic rope material. These materials have the distinct advantage of being a product that can be fused together at the end to prevent unraveling or fraying. Start with about 16 feet of the rope and fuse the strands together with heat to prevent raveling. (Photo 1) This can be done with any kind of heat that will melt the fibers together. Immediately after heating, the still hot ends should be formed by rolling on a flat surface. Be cautious here not to get any of the heated rope material on you as it will stick and cause severe burn. (Photo 2) Then put some plastic tape around each end and now we are ready to make our halter and lead shank. Move up from one end of the rope about sixteen inches. (Photo 3) Twist the rope at this point to open the strands enough to pass the long end of rope back through the strands until a (Photo 4) loop about one inch in diameter is formed. (Photo 5) Then open the strands on the long end of the rope next to the loop and pass the short end of the rope through these strands and (Photo 6) pull tight. Now comes the most unique feature of this halter. Hold the short end of the rope in the left hand and about two inches up the short end in the right hand. (Photo 7) Twist same time pushing the hands together. (Photo 8) The open strands will flip over to form a three leaf clover (Photo 9) configuration. Push a bit more to open each loop some more. Now, pass the long end of the rope through each of the small leaf like loops making certain that this is done in such a way as to keep the loops from opening up. (Photo 10) There are only two ways to push this rope through so you have a 50-50 chance of getting it right the first time. It will become evident quickly if you have pushed it through incorrectly. Continue to pull the long end of the rope through the small loops (Photo 11) until you have what will fit over the head of your animal. (Photo 12) Pass the long end of the rope through the one inch loop to form the chin strap and lead shank. (Photo 13) This will be a long lead shank but after the initial breaking I like to let the calves drag the rope to continues the training by stepping on the lead shank. They will begin to give to the rope better. Also, there is the added advantage of being able to catch the animal without getting kicked in a crowd of animals. This halter will fit all but the very smallest of calves. (Photo 14) To make one to fit a very small animal I would drop down to a 3/8 inch diameter rope and decrease the nosepiece (the short end) down to ten to twelve inches in length and proceed exactly as for the larger halter. 42 | May 2017

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IN THE PEN

What Is A Private Herd Number?

We thank these folks for kindly droppin’ in at the TLBAA office.

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The Private Herd number, PH number, as it is more commonly called, is often misunderstood. The TLBAA office does not assign these numbers. The PH number is your own personal identification system to assist you in keeping each individual animal's records. Any system can be used. A common practice is the three numeral system. The first number is usually the last numeral of the year date (5 for 2015, for example). The next two numbers are usually in sequence of the arrival of the offspring. For instance, the first calf born in the year 2015 could be numbered 501. With a simple odd/even number modification, a breeder can add more information to his PH numbering system. A common method is to assign bull calves odd numbers and heifers even numbers. For instance, a PH number of 203 could tell a breeder that the animal the number is referring to is the third offspring bull calf born in 2015. The third female offspring would be 204. Remember that private herd numbers must numerals only, not Roman numerals or letters. The PH number is the animal's permanent number and cannot be changed. The number must be branded on the animal, along with the breeder's holding brand, before application is submitted to the TLBAA office for registration. A breeder is not allowed to duplicate the same number on two different animals within the same herd. Anyone requiring assistance with a PH numbering system for their herd should contact the TLBAA office for assistance. If anyone has made an error in assigning PH numbers, you can get assistance from the office in correcting the problem.

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NEWS On the Trail...

TLBAA Members Break all Records for High Selling Longhorn at Public Auction Those attending the recent Texas Longhorn Legacy Sale XII in Grapevine, TX never dreamed the were getting ready to witness a record-breaking gavel fall. Alan and Teresa Sparger, 3S Ranch, consigned the not quite 4 year old 3S Danica (RM Checkered Flag x 3S Touchdown Tari) and watched as the bidding jumped quickly to six figures and ended on a record-breaking $380,000. The winning bid was placed by Bill and Judy Meridth, Tallgrass Cattle Company. The catalog comments men- Alan & Teresa tion that she will be the first 90” Sparger, 3S Ranch daughter of a 90” cow and touts not only her outstanding horn genetics, but her total package heritage as well.

3S Danica Bill & Judy Meridith, TallGrass Cattle Co.

Garcia Introduces Students To Longhorn Steer Submitted by Cori Garcia Chamberlin Elementary invited TLBT member, Cody Garcia, to bring his trophy Longhorn steer, Real McCoy, to the school. There were over 13 classes of 2nd grade students that got to interact with Cody & McCoy while asking questions and learning about longhorns. The kids were great and really enjoyed it.

USDA Authorizes Emergency Grazing in Response to President Trump’s Directive WASHINGTON, April 4, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), acting in response to a directive from President Donald J. Trump, today authorized emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands located in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas – the three states which were most heavily impacted by ongoing wildfires which began on March 6, 2017. USDA Acting Deputy Secretary Michael L. Young issued a memorandum authorizing the emergency grazing of cattle by ranchers, who are facing the ruination of their herds due to lack of sufficient grazing

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Dams Of Merit

Announcing the Newest Member of the Roll of Honor Diamond Q Roselyn, owned by John & Rebecca McCammon of Ponder, TX has become the newest member of the Dam of Merit Roll of Honor. The Dam of Merit Program has been available for TLBAA members for many years as a tool to recognize those Texas Longhorn females that stand out in the area of production among Texas Longhorn breeders. Often overlooked as an effective marketing tool, this list is an official record of the positive reproductive record of Longhorn females. How can it benefit in your program? First, among fellow breeders, it shows your dedication to building a herd on a foundation of solid, reproduceable genetics. No one can afford females that do not produce offspring regularly and this record shows off those dependable genetics in your herd. Second, among other cattle breeders, it promotes the cost effectiveness of the Texas Longhorn breed. Dependably producing a calf every year is a trait every breed hopes for in a female. Such evidence of productivity can sway other cattle owners to consider bringing Longhorns into a crossbred program or starting a secondary herd of Longhorns. You may even turn them into 100% Longhorn owners! Third, among those who have never owned livestock or own other types of livestock, the thought of generating a little regular income from that beautiful, unique piece of history is always a plus. If

you’re a hobbyist or simply an animal lover, you still want to know that when you’re ready to see calves on the ground, it will be high odds that the process will go smoothly. What’s the cost to you to get your female on the list? Only $25 plus a little time investment. You will need to make sure that as your females calve, you have updated their progeny records in H.O.R.N.S. If you have a female that qualifies, simply call the TLBAA office and speak to registrar Rick Fritsche, or drop him an email at rick@tlbaa.org and he will provide you with the necessary form to fill out to submit your dam for verification. Rick will also help with any questions you may have about “calf at side” information in H.O.R.N.S. Once the progeny have been verified, your dam will be added to the list which appears in TRAILS magazine, and you will receive a Dam of Merit certificate for your records. This is an affordable and easy benefit for members to promote a very important positive trait of Texas Longhorns that make owning them that much more satisfying. **NOTE: This is not a record TLBAA tracks for you. It is up to you, as a owner/breeder, to notify us when your cow has achieved this goal. We look forward to your participation.

Dam of Merit Roll of Honor Dams of Excellence

Dam must have had 10 consecutive calves, with the first being before her third birthday

Bell La Squaw

G&L Enchantment

Rawhide Lady Pebbles

Double D Arena, Outlook, SK, Canada

Dr. Gene & Lana Hightower, Van, Texas

Double D Arena, Outlook, SK, Canada

CO Barbwire

G&L True Obsession

SP Hija

David M. Hillis, Austin, Texas

Dr. Gene & Lana Hightower, Van, Texas

Ben Tanksley, Alpine, Texas

Cross M Cherokee Miss

High Hope, FD

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Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller, Socorro, New Mexico

Bo & Dorie Damuth, Magnolia, Texas

Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller, Socorro, New Mexico

Dewlap

T.M. & Jean Smith, Bar S Ranch, Boyd, Texas

Westhaven Ranger Reddy

Miss Peppermint

WT Miss Mona’s Liberator

Ed & Sheryl Johnson, Molalla, Oregon

Pearl Longhorn Ranch, Allen & Suzanne Perry, Evant, Texas

Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller, Socorro, New Mexico

F 3F Bevo’s T J Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller, Socorro, New Mexico

Miss CP Ruler 562

Picabo Phantom

Fraser West, Ione, California

Double D Arena, Outlook, SK, Canada

Dams of Distinction

Dam must have had 5 consecutive calves, with the first being before her third birthday Almendra Dixie Tierra

Joel & Tamara Kuntz, Bend, OR

Bayou Daisy

Dr. Eugene & Jolie Berry, Baton Rouge, LA

Bayou Princess

Dr. Eugene & Jolie Berry, Baton Rouge, LA

Bell La Squaw

Double D Arena, Outlook, SK, Canada

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BH Mahogany May

Joel & Tamara Kuntz, Bend, OR

Cross M Blue Velvet

Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller, Socorro, NM

Cross M Delta Becca

Jim & Wanda Taylor, Truth or Consequences, NM

Cross M Delta Charisma

Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller, Socorro, NM

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Cross M Salsa

Jim & Wanda Taylor,Truth or Consequences, NM

Cross M Star Spangled

Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller, Socorro, NM

Cross M Texas Ruby Red

Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller, Socorro, NM

Cross M Whelming Matrix

Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller, Socorro, NM


Cross M Whelming Sandy

Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller, Socorro, NM

Delta Amber

Phillip Bell, Arlington, TX

Diamond Q Roselyn

John & Rebecca McCammon, Ponder, TX

Diamond W 952

Meadowwood, Charley & Doris Snyder, Elgin, OK

Dillons Fancy

Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller, Socorro, NM

Dixie Heather

3G Ranch, Loyd &Bettie Gibbs, Gainesville, TX

Dolly

Joel & Shirley Lemley, Blackwell, TX

Double L’s Miss Elegant

Star Creek Ranch, Somerville, TX

Emperor’s Lucy Creek Gary Kudrna, Ennis, TX

Fandangos Husker

Barnard Longhorns, Richard & Janice Barnard, Tekamah, NE

FCF Honeymoon

Star Creek Ranch, Somerville, TX

FCF 16th Avenue Mitch Bryant, Katy, TX

FCF Too Sexy For My Sox Star Creek Ranch, Somerville, TX

Fiona Moonshine

Double D Arena, Outlook, SK, Canada

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Folsom Falls Posh

Meadowwood’s Clementine

GC Little Star

Brink Longhorns, Frederick, OK

G&L Enchantment

Chris Bandley, St. George, UT

G&L True Obsession

Double D Arena, Outlook, SK, Canada

G&L Silver Sage

Double D Arena, Outlook, SK, Canada

G&L Star Spangled

Double D Arena, Outlook, SK, Canada

Granite Daisy

Frank & Barbara Renfro, Clinton, MO

Hayfork Barts BB

Rudy & Marilyn Bowling, Kaufman, TX

Indian Girl 636

Double D Arena, Outlook, SK, Canada

Folsom Falls Ranch, Fred & Marijo Balmer,Folsom, NM Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller, Socorro, NM Dr. Gene & Lana Hightower, Van, TX Dr. Gene & Lana Hightower, Van, TX Dr. Gene & Lana Hightower, Van, TX Dr. Gene & Lana Hightower, Van, TX Double D Arena, Outlook, SK, Canada Frank & Teresa Locatelli, Santa Cruz, California Carla Jo Payne, Slidell, TX

Charley & Doris Snyder, Elgin, OK

Meadowwood’s Tango Molly Hunts Best 01 Nutmeg 7/4

Picabo Phantom

Rawhide Lady Pebbles Rusty Zipper

S-D Sparkle Plenty Silver Sage

JRJ WR 978

3W Legends Country Erin

Ksanka Lily Belle

3W Pot of Independence

Lizzy’s Splash

Westhavenreddy’sspecks

Double D Arena, Outlook, SK, Canada Robert & Sheryl Greene, Eureka, MO Eagles Nest Ranch, Ben & Ilse Myren, Colville, WA

Lupemitedookay

Debra Lesyk & Dwight Overlid, Double D Arena, Outlook, SK, Canada

Meadowwood’s Carmen

Lazy JP Ranch, Dublin, TX

Dale & Bev Sorem, Nevada, IA

Broadhorn Ranch, Douglas & Katie McDonald, Fernley, NE

WT Miss Mona’s Liberator

Pearl Longhorn Ranch, Allen & Suzanne Perry, Evant, TX

Charley & Doris Snyder, Elgin, OK

If you would like to nominate your female for the Dam of Merit Program, please call the TLBAA office for a nomination form. 817-625-6241 Rick Fritsche- rick@tlbaa.org

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NEWS On the Trail...

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land. The authorization is pursuant to appropriate restrictions and conservation measures, which can be found in the Acting Deputy Secretary’s memorandum. “Ranchers are facing devastating conditions and economic calamity because of these wildfires and they need some relief, or else they face the total loss of their herds in many cases,” said Acting Deputy Secretary Young. “These measures will allow them to salvage what remains of their cattle and return to the important business of feeding Americans and the rest of the world. I commend and thank President Trump for acting decisively in response to this dire situation.” The USDA action is required to direct the Farm Service Agency to permit the grazing on lands covered by the CRP, which exists to conserve and improve wildlife resources. In this case, the grazing will overlap with the primary nesting season of the lesser prairie chicken. CRP has procedures in place, already developed with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, to permit emergency grazing on protected lands during nesting season. Lesser prairie chicken nesting season runs in Texas from March 1 to June 1, in Kansas from April 15 to July 15, and in Oklahoma from May 1 to July 1. Ranchers and farmers are only now able to begin to estimate losses, since the fires are still burning in some places and access to the lands to survey the damage has been limited. Damages in the states are expected to grow, but are now estimated as follows:

JUNE SPRING Calving:

Oklahoma • Counties affected include Beaver, Ellis, Harper, Roger Mills, Woodward, and Woods. • An estimated 389,533 acres burned. • Estimated livestock loss: 3,000 head of cattle. • An estimated cost of structure loss of $2 million. • Estimated cost of fencing destroyed exceeds $22 million. Texas • Counties affected include Armstrong, Carson, Collingsworth, Donley, Gray, Hansford, Hemphill, Hutchinson, Lipscomb, Moore, Ochiltree, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, and Wheeler. • An estimated 550,000 acres burned, affecting 346 farms and ranches. • Estimated livestock loss: at least 3,000 cattle and 1,900 swine. • Thousands of miles of fences expected to be a total loss, but so far unable to be surveyed.

The Acting Deputy Secretary’s memorandum can be found on the USDA website.

TLBAA Breed Advisory Committee’s

Herd Management Guide

1. If not done previously, vaccinate all new calves for blackleg and malignant edema with a 2-way Clostridial bacterin (4-way or 7-way Clostridial is fine, also), leptospirosis with lepto pomona. Consult your local veterinarian for other diseases that may be a problem in your area. Many producers also consider intranasal IBR/P13, modified live Pasteurella hemolytica and/or BRSV. 2. Vaccinate all heifers that are four to 10 months of age for brucellosis. 3. If a high percentage of cows return to heat after 30-40 days of breeding, re-check bulls for fertility.

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Kansas • Counties affected include Clark, Comanche, Ellis, Ellsworth, Ford, Hodgeman, Kiowa, Lane, Lincoln, Meade, Ness, Russell, and Seward. • An estimated 630,000 acres burned, primarily pasturelands. • Estimated livestock loss: between 3,000 and 9,000 head of cattle. • Large volumes of hay and feed destroyed. • Estimated cost of fencing destroyed exceeds $36 million.

Change bulls, if necessary, and re-evaluate your nutritional program if cows are not increasing in body condition as green grass comes on. 4. Prepare to cut native grass for hay prior to July 1. After harvesting for hay, do not mow or graze again until after frost.

FALL Calving:

1. Wean calves and select animals to be retained through yearling time. Breeders collecting weaning weight information should weigh all calves and adjust all weights to a 205 day of age equivalent. Within sex group, calculate a weaning weight ratio to be used as a selection criteria. Identify all calves by sire group to determine which sires are producing the superior calves. 2. Pregnancy check all females as well as check for unsoundness and udder problems for culling purposes. 3. Vaccinate all heifer calves between four and 10 months of age for Brucellosis. 4. If not done previously, all weaned calves should be vaccinated with a 7-way Clostridial bacterin, vaccinated for IBR-P13-BVD and dewormed. Cull bull calves should

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SHOW RESULTS SAN ANTONIO STOCK SHOW & RODEO February 9, 2017

Youth Steer Senior Champion Reserve: 212, Hailey Neal, BRYSON, TX Youth Steer Grand Champion: TTT REAL MCCOY, Cody Garcia, HICO, TX Youth Steer Grand Champion Reserve: 212, Hailey Neal, BRYSON, TX

TROPHY STEER DIVISION

FREE FEMALE DIVISION

CLASS 3: 1. CHERRY MARY KETTLE, John R. Randolph, SMITHVILLE, TX 2. HI 5’S GINGER, Cody M. Himmelreich, DAYTON, TX CLASS 4: 1. BLACK ANGEL, Thurmond Longhorns, ADKINS, TX 2. HI 5’S CANDY CANE, Cody M. Himmelreich, DAYTON, TX CLASS 5: 1. BRR BECCA’S VALENTINE, John Marshall, LLANO, TX 2. 5SL LUCY, 5 Star Livestock, DAYTON, TX Free Female Junior Champion: CHERRY MARY KETTLE, John R. Randolph, SMITHVILLE, TX Free Female Junior Champion Reserve: BRR BECCA’S VALENTINE, John Marshall, LLANO, TX CLASS 8: 1. SANDDOLLAR ROSELYN, Kim Pavlas, HOUSTON, TX 2. KETTLE’S SMOKIN’ ROSE, John R. Randolph, SMITHVILLE, TX CLASS 9: 1. 5SL PENELOPE, Swing’n Star Ranch, SEABROOK, TX 2. TENNESSEE’S WIREGRASS, Thurmond Longhorns, ADKINS, TX CLASS 10: 1. BRR STARRY NIGHT, John Marshall, LLANO, TX 2. BRR MORNING ROSE, John Marshall, LLANO, TX CLASS 11: 1. SWEET PEA’S SHADOW, John R. Randolph, SMITHVILLE, TX 2. HI 5’S AMARETTO, Cody M. Himmelreich, DAYTON, TX Free Female Senior Champion: SWEET PEA’S SHADOW, John R. Randolph, SMITHVILLE, TX Free Female Senior Champion Reserve: BRR STARRY NIGHT, John Marshall, LLANO, TX Free Female Grand Champion: SWEET PEA’S SHADOW, John R. Randolph, SMITHVILLE, TX Free Female Grand Champion Reserve: CHERRY MARY KETTLE, John R. Randolph, SMITHVILLE, TX

CLASS 1: 1. D/O TROUBADOUR, Madison Looney, ALVARADO, TX 2. RS PAYASO DE RODEO, Jax Kenney, CANYON, TX CLASS 2: 1. BUCKLEHEAD BCB, Marceala Gonzales, ROCKSPRINGS, TX 2. BROKEN W BLASTER, Savannah Anderson, MANSFIELD, TX Steer Junior Champion: BUCKLEHEAD BCB, Marceala Gonzales, ROCKSPRINGS, TX Steer Junior Champion Reserve: D/O TROUBADOUR, Madison Looney, ALVARADO, TX CLASS 5: 1. MARSHAL DILLON ECR, El Coyote Ranch, KINGSVILLE, TX 2. DEL MONTE ECR, El Coyote Ranch, KINGSVILLE, TX CLASS 6: 1. DIABLO ECR, El Coyote Ranch, KINGSVILLE, TX 2. J BOOMER, Thurmond Longhorns, ADKINS, TX Steer Senior Champion: MARSHAL DILLON ECR, El Coyote Ranch, KINGSVILLE, TX Steer Senior Champion Reserve: DIABLO ECR, El Coyote Ranch, KINGSVILLE, TX Steer Grand Champion: BUCKLEHEAD BCB, Marceala Gonzales, ROCKSPRINGS, TX Steer Grand Champion Reserve: MARSHAL DILLON ECR, El Coyote Ranch, KINGSVILLE, TX

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CLASS 16: 1. ECR BRIGHT CRUSH, Trisha Pittman, CORPUS CHRISTI, TX 2. C9 SUNRISE SADIE, Federico X. Galvan, DEL RIO, TX CLASS 17: 1. CWR FRENCHIE, Jonell Westerberg & Norman (Roger) Ridgway, ROCKSPRINGS, TX CLASS 18: 1. BH MAGADOON, Thurmond Longhorns, ADKINS, TX CLASS 19: 1. LLL FANCY PANTS, Federico X. Galvan, DEL RIO, TX 2. HC MISS DAKOTA, Jonell Westerberg & Norman (Roger) Ridgway, ROCKSPRINGS, TX Free Mature Female Champion: LLL FANCY PANTS, Federico X. Galvan, DEL RIO, TX Free Mature Female Champion Reserve: ECR BRIGHT CRUSH, Trisha Pittman, CORPUS CHRISTI, TX

YOUTH HALTERED FEMALE DIVISION

CLASS 2: 1. CL’S TWO FANCY, Cody Mc Donald, OAKHURST, TX 2. CANDY CRUSH, Trisha Pittman, CORPUS CHRISTI, TX CLASS 3: 1. SANDDOLLAR AMBROSIA, KEN HARDING, COLLEGE STATION, TX 2. CL’S TWO TON TESSIE, Cody Mc Donald, OAKHURST, TX CLASS 4: 1. OBRYANS IRISH BEAUTY, Cody Garcia, HICO, TX 2. BRR BELLA KYARA, DOMINIC VIZZA, SAN ANTONIO, TX CLASS 5: 1. BLUEBELLE 1/16-1, Logan Daniels, SEGUIN, TX 2. JKG LEAP YEAR LADY, Jodie Ging, PALACIOS, TX Youth Female Junior Champion: OBRYANS IRISH BEAUTY, Cody Garcia, HICO, TX Youth Female Junior Champion Reserve: BLUEBELLE 1/16-1, Logan Daniels, SEGUIN, TX CLASS 8: 1. SPECKLED LADY 15/15, Peyton Anderson, KEMAH, TX 2. JKG REGINA JAWGE, Jodie Ging, PALACIOS, TX CLASS 9: 1. SANDDOLLAR BELLA, COREY SMITH, GRANDVIEW, TX 2. KC’S LITTLE TRIGGER, SAVANNAH ANDERSON, CROWLEY, TX CLASS 10: 1. SANDDOLLAR NIGHTINGALE, VIZZA RANCH, PARADISE, TX 2. DIAMOND Q ROSINA, Cody Mc Donald, OAKHURST, TX CLASS 11: 1. HI 5’S AMARETTO, Cody Mc Donald, OAKHURST, TX 2. SUNRISE SAMMI, Emory Piper Smith, RED OAK, TX Youth Female Senior Champion: HI 5’S AMARETTO, Cody Mc Donald, OAKHURST, TX Youth Female Senior Champion Reserve: SPECKLED LADY 15/15, Peyton Anderson, KEMAH, TX Youth Female Grand Champion: HI 5’S AMARETTO, Cody Mc Donald, OAKHURST, TX Youth Female Grand Champion Reserve: OBRYANS IRISH BEAUTY, Cody Garcia, HICO, TX CLASS 17: 1. RAFTER M SON OF A KETTLE, Cody Garcia, HICO, TX CLASS 18: 1. JR HAWKEYE BRANDON, Taylor Marie Hoyle, MANSFIELD, TX 2. HI 5’S HEATWAVE, Cody Mc Donald, OAKHURST, TX CLASS 19: 1. DBL-K JUMAZU, Cody Garcia, HICO, TX 2. HI 5’S HIGH JACKED, Cody Mc Donald, OAKHURST, TX CLASS 20: 1. CVL JSC GEORGE ABBEY, Blake Merriman, HOUSTON, TX 2. DIAMOND Q LONGMIRE, Cody Mc Donald, OAKHURST, TX CLASS 21: 1. ANCHOR T SKIPPER, MARISSA GONZALES, SAN ANTONIO, TX 2. AWESOME CADDY, Ryan Henderson, HOUSTON, TX Youth Bull Grand Champion: CVL JSC GEORGE ABBEY, Blake Merriman, HOUSTON, TX Youth Bull Grand Champion Reserve: ANCHOR T SKIPPER, MARISSA GONZALES, SAN ANTONIO, TX

YOUTH STEER DIVISION

CLASS 25: 1. JKG MR. AMERICA, Jodie Ging, PALACIOS, TX 2. BZB GOOD TIME CHARLIE, MADISON GUERRO, SAN ANTONIO, TX CLASS 26: 1. BZB BRUISER, MADISON GUERRO, SAN ANTONIO, TX 2. TOMMIE TUCKER PLR, Sierra Skidmore, BURLESON, TX CLASS 27: 1. TEMPTATIONS TAZO T, Skylar Vasil, ARLINGTON, TX 2. KC’S BABE’S TRAVELER, Britney Chambliss, CROWLEY, TX

Haltered Female Grand Champion

Haltered Female Grand Champion Reserve

OPEN HALTERED FEMALE DIVISION

CLASS 1: 1. SS ELLIOTT, James Todd Sanford, SAN ANGELO, TX CLASS 2: 1. TH MISS REINDROP, Dennis and Judy Urbantke, SAN ANGELO, TX CLASS 3: 1. RED HEADED BANDITA BCB, Whistling Longhorn Ranch, ROANOKE, TX 2. JCG CHARLIE 1042, Grace Cattle Company, LLC, FORT WORTH, TX CLASS 4: 1. STRIKIN’ R PEACHES, Cathleen Rangel, ALVORD, TX 2. JCG SWEET CAROLINE, Grace Cattle Company, LLC, FORT WORTH, TX CLASS 5: 1. CASANOVAS CANDY, MB Longhorns, DENTON, TX 2. PLR KEEPSAKE LEXUS, Randy & Catherine Morris, TUSCOLA, TX Haltered Female Junior Champion: CASANOVAS CANDY, MB Longhorns, DENTON, TX Haltered Female Junior Champion Reserve: TH MISS REINDROP, Dennis and Judy Urbantke, SAN ANGELO, TX CLASS 8: 1. C2R GIFT OF THE MAGI, Brown’s Longhorns, SAN ANTONIO, TX 2. JR’S NINE TO FIVE CLAIRE, JR Richardson Ranch, GRANDVIEW, TX CLASS 9: 1. KENTUCKY RAIN 03, Whistling Longhorn Ranch, ROANOKE, TX 2. TH MISS NUTMEG, Dennis and Judy Urbantke, SAN ANGELO, TX CLASS 10: 1. JR’S WHITE CINNAMON, JR Richardson Ranch, GRANDVIEW, TX 2. SUNRISE SEECO, Grace Cattle Company, LLC, FORT WORTH, TX CLASS 11: 1. BZB STOMPIN’ HONEY, Brown’s Longhorns, SAN ANTONIO, TX 2. OL ADALIDA, Madison Looney, ALVARADO, TX Haltered Female Senior Champion: BZB STOMPIN’ HONEY, Brown’s Longhorns, SAN ANTONIO, TX Haltered Female Senior Champion Reserve: C2R GIFT OF THE MAGI, Brown’s Longhorns, SAN ANTONIO, TX Haltered Female Grand Champion: CASANOVAS CANDY, MB Longhorns, DENTON, TX Haltered Female Grand Champion Reserve: BZB STOMPIN’ HONEY, Brown’s Longhorns, SAN ANTONIO, TX CLASS 16: 1. TH MISS CHA-VERRO, Dennis and Judy Urbantke, SAN ANGELO, TX 2. J R BLUEBONNET BRAYLINN, Jonell Westerberg & Norman (Roger) Ridgway, ROCKSPRINGS, TX CLASS 17: 1. HO HAY YOU REINDEER, Dennis and Judy Urbantke, SAN ANGELO, TX 2. TH WINTER MIRCLE, James Todd Sanford, SAN ANGELO, TX Haltered Mature Female Champion: HO HAY YOU REINDEER, Dennis and Judy Urbantke, SAN ANGELO, TX Haltered Mature Female Champion Reserve: TH MISS CHA-VERRO, Dennis and Judy Urbantke, SAN ANGELO, TX

Youth Steer Junior Champion: TEMPTATIONS TAZO T, Skylar Vasil, ARLINGTON, TX Youth Steer Junior Champion Reserve: BZB GOOD TIME CHARLIE, Madison Guerro, SAN ANTONIO, TX CLASS 30: 1. TACO BUENO, Corey Smith, MANSFIELD, TX 2. KDK PYRO BLUE LIGHTNING, ZOE MARIE MEDINA, HOUSTON, TX CLASS 31: 1. C2R SALT LICK, MARISSA GONZALES, AUSTIN, TX 2. PK’S ROUGH RYDER, LILLY UNGER, HICO, TX CLASS 32: 1. BONANZA ECR, Kalli Kimble, KINGSBURY, TX 2. RHL LONE STAR, JOSEPH FASKE, COLLEGE STATION, TX CLASS 33: 1. TTT REAL MCCOY, Cody Garcia, HICO, TX 2. 212, Hailey Neal, BRYSON, TX Youth Steer Senior Champion: TTT REAL MCCOY, Cody Garcia, HICO, TX

Haltered Bull Grand Champion

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SHOW RESULTS OPEN HALTERED BULL DIVISION

CLASS 20: 1. TH T-BONE 44, Dennis and Judy Urbantke, SAN ANGELO, TX 2. SS DAK, James Todd Sanford, SAN ANGELO, TX CLASS 23: 1. SUNRISE BRUISER, Ryan Yeatts, Corinth, TX CLASS 24: 1. CARSON’S NEED FOR SPEED, JR Richardson Ranch, GRANDVIEW, TX Haltered Bull Junior Champion: CARSON’S NEED FOR SPEED, JR Richardson Ranch, GRANDVIEW, TX Haltered Bull Junior Champion Reserve: TH T-BONE 44, Dennis and Judy Urbantke, SAN ANGELO, TX CLASS 27: 1. DIXIE RAIDER PLR, Randy & Catherine Morris, TUSCOLA, TX 2. ANCHOR T SKIPPER, Brown’s Longhorns, SAN ANTONIO, TX CLASS 28: 1. SARCEE RHINESTONE COWBOY, Bruce and Connie Ollive, BIG SANDY, TX CLASS 29: 1. WAR HAWK PLR, Randy & Catherine Morris, TUSCOLA, TX Haltered Bull Senior Champion: SARCEE RHINESTONE COWBOY, Bruce and Connie Ollive, BIG SANDY, TX Haltered Bull Senior Champion Reserve: DIXIE RAIDER PLR, Randy & Catherine Morris, TUSCOLA, TX Haltered Bull Grand Champion: SARCEE RHINESTONE COWBOY, Bruce and Connie Ollive, BIG SANDY, TX Haltered Bull Grand Champion Reserve: CARSON’S NEED FOR SPEED, JR Richardson Ranch, GRANDVIEW, TX

Youth Steer Grand Champion

Youth Steer Grand Champion Reserve

YOUTH STEER DIVISION

CLASS 25: 1. JCG AVENTADOR, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX CLASS 26: 1. DBL-K JUMA CALIBER, Cody Garcia, HICO, TX 2. BZB CRUISER, Evelyn Sabio, BOYD, TX CLASS 27: 1. SGT MAJOR KETTLE, Hannah Norman, MANSFIELD, TX 2. TEMPTATIONS TAZO T, Savannah Duncan, ARLINGTON, TX Youth Steer Junior Champion: SGT MAJOR KETTLE, Hannah Norman, MANSFIELD, TX Youth Steer Junior Champion Reserve: DBL-K JUMA CALIBER, Cody Garcia, HICO, TX CLASS 30: 1. TACO BUENO, Corey Smith, MANSFIELD, TX 2. QUICK DRAW MCGRAW, Cody Garcia, HICO, TX CLASS 31: 1. SARCEE BOOTS, Hannah Hays, DALLAS, TX 2. PK’S ROUGH RYDER, Cody Garcia, HICO, TX CLASS 32: 1. SSS ABBY’S PISTOL PETE, JayCee Parsons, FORT WORTH, TX 2. RS PAYASO DE RODEO, Jax Kenney, CANYON, TX CLASS 33: 1. D/O TROUBADOUR, Madison Looney, ALVARADO, TX 2. PISTOL AT HEART, Hailey Neal, BRYSON, TX Youth Steer Senior Champion: D/O TROUBADOUR, Madison Looney, ALVARADO, TX Youth Steer Senior Champion Reserve: SSS ABBY’S PISTOL PETE, JayCee Parsons, FORT WORTH, TX Youth Steer Grand Champion: D/O TROUBADOUR, Madison Looney, ALVARADO, TX Youth Steer Grand Champion Reserve: SSS ABBY’S PISTOL PETE, JayCee Parsons, FORT WORTH, TX

Youth Female Grand Champion

Youth Female Grand Champion Reserve

YOUTH FEMALE DIVISION

CLASS 1: 1. RS TIGER, Joseph Gerlach, RHOME, TX CLASS 2: 1. TH MISS REINDROP, Skylar Vasil, ARLINGTON, TX CLASS 3: 1. JP WIND IN THE WILLOWS, Cody Garcia, HICO, TX 2. FV LIBERTY BELLE, J.F. (Josh) Vinson, HICO, TX CLASS 4: 1. JCG SWEET CAROLINE, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX 2. JR ROCKIE ROCKDALE, Cheyenne Joslyn, GRAND PRAIRIE, TX CLASS 5: 1. DADDY’S DREAM CRUSHER, Allison D. Lowrie, RHOME, TX 2. SR LADY JAM, Cole Sharp, SAN ANGELO, TX Youth Female Junior Champion: JP WIND IN THE WILLOWS, Cody Garcia, HICO, TX Youth Female Junior Champion Reserve: DADDY’S DREAM CRUSHER, Allison D. Lowrie, RHOME, TX CLASS 8: 1. SANDDOLLAR SUPERSTAR, Joseph Gerlach, RHOME, TX 2. ROSITA ORPHAN, Joe Chapman, GUSTINE, TX CLASS 9: 1. SANDDOLLAR BELLA, Alexandria Rodriguez, MANSFIELD, TX 2. TH MISS NUTMEG, Skylar Vasil, ARLINGTON, TX CLASS 10: 1. TTT BARBWIRE & LACE, Joseph Wyatt Russell, HICO, TX 2. DIAMOND Q SERINA, J.F. (Josh) Vinson, HICO, TX CLASS 11: 1. SANDDOLLAR BUTTERFLY 2, Kortni Throckmorton, ALVARADO, TX 2. SR BESSIE LULA, Cole Sharp, SAN ANGELO, TX Youth Female Senior Champion: SANDDOLLAR SUPERSTAR, Joseph Gerlach, RHOME, TX Youth Female Senior Champion Reserve: SANDDOLLAR BELLA, Alexandria Rodriguez, MANSFIELD, TX Youth Female Grand Champion: SANDDOLLAR SUPERSTAR, Joseph Gerlach, RHOME, TX Youth Female Grand Champion Reserve: SANDDOLLAR BELLA, Alexandria Rodriguez, MANSFIELD, TX

Trophy Steer Grand Champion

Trophy Steer Grand Champion Reserve

TROPHY STEER DIVISION

CLASS 1: 1. RS PAYASO DE RODEO, Jax Kenney, CANYON, TX 2. RS CLANCY, Jax Kenney, CANYON, TX CLASS 2: 1. BUCKLEHEAD BCB, Marceala Gonzales, ROCKSPRINGS, TX Steer Junior Champion: RS PAYASO DE RODEO, Jax Kenney, CANYON, TX Steer Junior Champion Reserve: RS CLANCY, Jax Kenney, CANYON, TX CLASS 5: 1. T C RESPECTFUL TREAVOR, Jacob T. Taylor, San Angelo, TX 2. TH COYOTE RED, Dennis and Judy Urbantke, SAN ANGELO, TX Steer Senior Champion: T C RESPECTFUL TREAVOR, Jacob T. Taylor, San Angelo, TX Steer Senior Champion Reserve: TH COYOTE RED, Dennis and Judy Urbantke, SAN ANGELO, TX Steer Grand Champion: T C RESPECTFUL TREAVOR, Jacob T. Taylor, San Angelo, TX Steer Grand Champion Reserve: TH COYOTE RED, Dennis and Judy Urbantke, SAN ANGELO, TX

SAN ANGELO STOCK SHOW & RODEO POINTS ONLY February 18, 2017 YOUTH FEMALE DIVISION

CLASS 1: 1. RS TIGER, Joseph Gerlach, RHOME, TX 2. SS ELLIOTT, Mattie Jo Sanford, SAN ANGELO, TX CLASS 2: 1. TH MISS REINDROP, Skylar Vasil, ARLINGTON, TX CLASS 3: 1. JP WIND IN THE WILLOWS, Cody Garcia, HICO, TX 2. JP AMIDSUMMERNIGHTSDREAM, Matthew Wallace, SUNSET, TX CLASS 4: 1. EJS CLEOPATRA, Evelyn Sabio, BOYD, TX 2. JCG SWEET CAROLINE, Matthew Wallace, SUNSET, TX CLASS 5: 1. DADDY’S DREAM CRUSHER, Allison D. Lowrie, RHOME, TX 2. SR LADY JAM, Cole Sharp, SAN ANGELO, TX Youth Bull Grand Champion

Youth Bull Grand Champion Reserve

YOUTH BULL DIVISION

CLASS 16: 1. TH T-BONE 44, Savannah Duncan, ARLINGTON, TX CLASS 17: 1. VETERAN’S COLD HARBOR, Joseph Gerlach, RHOME, TX 2. RAFTER M SON OF A KETTLE, Cody Garcia, HICO, TXCLASS 18: 1. JR HAWKEYE BRANDON, Taylor Marie Hoyle, MANSFIELD, TX 2. SSR HARRY POTTER, Evelyn Sabio, BOYD, TX CLASS 19: 1. DBL-K JUMAZU, Cody Garcia, HICO, TX 2. RR JOKERS WILD, John Morgan Russell, HICO, TX CLASS 20: 1. CARSON’S NEED FOR SPEED, Alexandria Rodriguez, MANSFIELD, TX CLASS 21: 1. J R WILD RED CYAN BOY, Leandro Gonzales, ROCKSPRINGS, TX 2. ALAMITO, William Garrett Long, HARPER, TX Youth Bull Grand Champion: DBL-K JUMAZU, Cody Garcia, HICO, TX Youth Bull Grand Champion Reserve: JR HAWKEYE BRANDON, Taylor Marie Hoyle, MANSFIELD, TX

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Youth Female Junior Champion: EJS CLEOPATRA, Evelyn Sabio, BOYD, TX Youth Female Junior Champion Reserve: JP WIND IN THE WILLOWS, Cody Garcia, HICO, TX CLASS 8: 1. SANDDOLLAR SUPERSTAR, Joseph Gerlach, RHOME, TX 2. DIAMOND ORPHAN, Lance Shipman, GUSTINE, TX CLASS 9: 1. TH MISS NUTMEG, Skylar Vasil, ARLINGTON, TX 2. JENNY ROSE, Cole Sharp, SAN ANGELO, TX CLASS 10: 1. DIAMOND Q SERINA, J.F. (Josh) Vinson, HICO, TX 2. SUNRISE SEECO, Matthew Wallace, SUNSET, TX CLASS 11: 1. OL ADALIDA, Madison Looney, ALVARADO, TX 2. SR BESSIE LULA, Cole Sharp, SAN ANGELO, TX Youth Female Senior Champion: DIAMOND Q SERINA, J.F. (Josh) Vinson, HICO, TX Youth Female Senior Champion Reserve: SANDDOLLAR SUPERSTAR, Joseph Gerlach, RHOME, TX Youth Female Grand Champion: DIAMOND Q SERINA, J.F. (Josh) Vinson, HICO, TX Youth Female Grand Champion Reserve: SANDDOLLAR SUPERSTAR, Joseph Gerlach, RHOME, TX

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YOUTH BULL DIVISION

CLASS 16: 1. TH T-BONE 44, Skylar Vasil, ARLINGTON, TX 2. SS DAK, Mattie Jo Sanford, SAN ANGELO, TX CLASS 17: 1. VETERAN’S COLD HARBOR, Joseph Gerlach, RHOME, TX 2. RAFTER M SON OF A KETTLE, Cody Garcia, HICO, TX CLASS 18: 1. SSR HARRY POTTER, Evelyn Sabio, BOYD, TX 2. SSR SIR CADBURY BUNNY, Justin Sabio, Jr., BOYD, TX CLASS 19: 1. DBL-K JUMAZU, Cody Garcia, HICO, TX CLASS 21: 1. J R WILD RED CYAN BOY, Leandro Gonzales, ROCKSPRINGS, TX Youth Bull Grand Champion: DBL-K JUMAZU, Cody Garcia, HICO, TX Youth Bull Grand Champion Reserve: SSR HARRY POTTER, Evelyn Sabio, BOYD, TX

YOUTH STEER DIVISION

CLASS 25: 1. JCG AVENTADOR, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX CLASS 26: 1. HI5 GR8 NO BALLS OF FIRE, Jacob Daniel Lowrie, RHOME, TX 2. BZB CRUISER, Evelyn Sabio, BOYD, TX CLASS 27: 1. JP FULL METAL JACKET, Cody Garcia, HICO, TX 2. TEMPTATIONS TAZO T, Savannah Duncan, ARLINGTON, TX Youth Steer Junior Champion: JP FULL METAL JACKET, Cody Garcia, HICO, TX Youth Steer Junior Champion Reserve: TEMPTATIONS TAZO T, Savannah Duncan, ARLINGTON, TX CLASS 30: 1. JCG G’DAY MATE, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX 2. QUICK DRAW MCGRAW, Cody Garcia, HICO, TX CLASS 31: 1. HI 5’S FIREBALL, Allison D. Lowrie, RHOME, TX 2. CACTUS JACK 5, Cole Sharp, SAN ANGELO, TX CLASS 32: 1. RS CLANCY, Madison Looney, ALVARADO, TX 2. SARCEE LOCKED N LOADED, Rowan Fitzsimmons, DALLAS, TX CLASS 33: 1. TTT REAL MCCOY, Cody Garcia, HICO, TX 2. D/O TROUBADOUR, Madison Looney, ALVARADO, TX Youth Steer Senior Champion: TT REAL MCCOY, Cody Garcia, HICO, TX Youth Steer Senior Champion Reserve: RS CLANCY, Madison Looney, ALVARADO, TX Youth Steer Grand Champion: TTT REAL MCCOY, Cody Garcia, HICO, TX Youth Steer Grand Champion Reserve: RS CLANCY, Madison Looney, ALVARADO, TX

NTLBA SPRING SHOW OPEN FEMALE DIVISION

March 10, 2017

CLASS 1: 1. TL RUBY RED, Tanner Longhorns, STEPHENVILLE, TX CLASS 2: 1. HD CHARM CITY CONSPIRACY, Don English, Jr., DALLAS, TX 2. 7MP COPENHAGEN ANGEL, Brian and Kim McDermott, ALVORD, TX CLASS 3: 1. CL PEPPER, George and Cindy Dennis, COUPLAND, TX 2. JCG CHARLIE 1042, Grace Cattle Company, LLC, FORT WORTH, TX CLASS 4: 1. OL LIKELY, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX 2. JCG SWEET CAROLINE, Grace Cattle Company, LLC, FORT WORTH, TX CLASS 5: 1. MS SAUCY LADY SH, Chris D. & Brandi Lindsey, LAUREL, MS 2. SHY’S LITTLE DARLING, Shyanne McClendon, MARSHALL, TX Haltered Female Junior Champion: MS SAUCY LADY SH, Chris D. & Brandi Lindsey, LAUREL, MS Haltered Female Junior Champion Reserve: CL PEPPER, George and Cindy Dennis, COUPLAND, TX CLASS 8: 1. OL TWISS, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX 2. REDSTAR TWINKIE, Doug and Deborah Burkham, Red Oak, TX CLASS 9: 1. CHAPARRAL MASQUERADE, Rodney & Patti Mahaffey, DECATUR, TX CLASS 10: 1. OL OVERSWEET, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX 2. JCG BLACK WIDOW, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX CLASS 11: 1. CHAPARRAL SPRINKLES, Rodney & Patti Mahaffey, DECATUR, TX 2. SANDDOLLAR ESCALLADA, Rodney & Patti Mahaffey, DECATUR, TX Haltered Female Senior Champion: CHAPARRAL MASQUERADE, Rodney & Patti Mahaffey, DECATUR, TX Haltered Female Senior Champion Reserve: CHAPARRAL SPRINKLES, Rodney & Patti Mahaffey, DECATUR, TX Haltered Female Grand Champion: MS SAUCY LADY SH, Chris D. & Brandi Lindsey, LAUREL, MS Haltered Female Grand Champion Reserve: CL PEPPER, George and Cindy Dennis, COUPLAND, TX CLASS 16: 1. JP WAR HYMN, Grace Cattle Company, LLC, FORT WORTH, TX 2. LW FOOL HEARTED MEMORY, Miracle Petree, ALVORD, TX Haltered Mature Female Champion: JP WAR HYMN, Grace Cattle Company, LLC, FORT WORTH, TX Haltered Mature Female Champion Reserve: LW FOOL HEARTED MEMORY, Miracle Petree, ALVORD, TX

OPEN BULL DIVISION

CLASS 17: 1. DRL SOMBRAHS LITTLE JEAN, Robert and Louann Rubel, BURLESON, TX 2. J C-BISCUIT, Joel Norris, KAUFMAN, TX CLASS 20: 1. TL REVOLT, Tanner Longhorns, STEPHENVILLE, TX 2. TL SHINER, Tanner Longhorns, STEPHENVILLE, TX CLASS 21: 1. CHAPARRAL J.R., Rodney & Patti Mahaffey, DECATUR, TX CLASS 22: 1. CHARIS MEMPHIS REIGN, Charis Horse & Cattle, Ennis, TX 2. DEJA VU SH, Chris D. & Brandi Lindsey, LAUREL, MS CLASS 23: 1. REDSTAR THAT’S RIGHT, Doug and Deborah Burkham, Red Oak, TX 2. OL CHIPPY, Mark Oliver, ATHENS, TX CLASS 24: 1. CL VELOCITY, Chris Schaper, BRENHAM, TX 2. OL OUTPLAY, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX Haltered Bull Junior Champion: CL VELOCITY, Chris Schaper, BRENHAM, TX Haltered Bull Junior Champion Reserve: CHARIS MEMPHIS REIGN, Charis Horse & Cattle, Ennis, TX CLASS 27: 1. HD NIGHTFIRE, Kevin and Laury Rooker, POOLVILLE, TX CLASS 28: 1. SARCEE RHINESTONE COWBOY, Bruce and Connie Ollive, BIG SANDY, TX CLASS 34: 1. OUTLAWED RUBY BCB, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX CLASS 35: 1. CLEAR PLAY, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX 2. SH DOCTOR FEEL GOOD, Grace Cattle Company, LLC, FORT WORTH, TX Haltered Bull Senior Champion: HD NIGHTFIRE, Kevin and Laury Rooker, POOLVILLE, TX

Haltered Bull Senior Champion Reserve: SARCEE RHINESTONE COWBOY, Bruce and Connie Ollive, BIG SANDY, TX Haltered Bull Grand Champion: CL VELOCITY, Chris Schaper, BRENHAM, TX Haltered Bull Grand Champion Reserve: CHARIS MEMPHIS REIGN, Charis Horse & Cattle, Ennis, TX

FREE FEMALE DIVISION

CLASS 1: 1. OL PLAYLIKE, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX CLASS 2: 1. HD REY, George and Cindy Dennis, COUPLAND, TX CLASS 3: 1. DIAMOND Q SONORA, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX 2. OL FINESSE, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX CLASS 4: 1. OL KALLOS, John Oliver, MALAKOFF, TX 2. WHAT’S UP BUTTERCUP, Barbara Baker Bivins & Matthew Bivins, CAMPBELL, TX CLASS 5: 1. R4 LICORICE, James & Amy Roesler, KRUM, TX Free Female Junior Champion: HD REY, George and Cindy Dennis, COUPLAND, TX Free Female Junior Champion Reserve: R4 LICORICE, James & Amy Roesler, KRUM, TX CLASS 8: 1. CS EDGE’S SWEET GEORGIE, George and Cindy Dennis, COUPLAND, TX 2. SANGRIA 4, Jorge Avalos, FERRIS, TX CLASS 9: 1. PREACHER’S KATRINA C P, Carla Payne, SLIDELL, TX 2. TH MISS NUTMEG, Dennis and Judy Urbantke, SAN ANGELO, TX CLASS 10: 1. RED GUNS N ROSES, Scott Herring, GRAFORD, TX CLASS 11: 1. TL SHE’S A PISTOL, Carla Payne, SLIDELL, TX 2. IRON HOT FIREBALL, Saddle Thorn Enterprises, LLC, DECATUR, TX Free Female Senior Champion: TL SHE’S A PISTOL, Carla Payne, SLIDELL, TX Free Female Senior Champion Reserve: CS EDGE’S SWEET GEORGIE, George and Cindy Dennis, COUPLAND, TX Free Female Grand Champion: TL SHE’S A PISTOL, Carla Payne, SLIDELL, TX Free Female Grand Champion Reserve: CS EDGE’S SWEET GEORGIE, George and Cindy Dennis, COUPLAND, TX CLASS 17: 1. TH MISS CHA-VERRO, Dennis and Judy Urbantke, SAN ANGELO, TX 2. HOT TO TROT SS, Saddle Thorn Enterprises, LLC, DECATUR, TX CLASS 18: 1. WITTROCK’S BELLA, Barbara Baker Bivins & Matthew Bivins, CAMPBELL, TX 2. HO HAY YOU REINDEER, Dennis and Judy Urbantke, SAN ANGELO, TX CLASS 19: 1. TW BOOMERANG’S POLKA DOT, Carla Payne, SLIDELL, TX 2. BAND JOEY, Grace Cattle Company, LLC, FORT WORTH, TX Free Mature Female Champion: TW BOOMERANG’S POLKA DOT, Carla Payne, SLIDELL, TX Free Mature Female Champion Reserve: TH MISS CHA-VERRO, Dennis and Judy Urbantke, SAN ANGELO, TX

YOUTH FEMALE DIVISION

CLASS 1: 1. TL RUBY RED, Brenna Casella, SOUTHLAKE, TX 2. OL PLAYLIKE, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX CLASS 2: 1. CHAPARRAL ENCHILADA, Madilyn Moreland, DECATUR, TX 2. 7MP COPENHAGEN ANGEL, Bella McDermott, ALVORD, TX CLASS 3: 1. JCG CHARLIE 1042, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX 2. CL PEPPER, Tyler Lindsey, LAUREL, MS CLASS 4: 1. OL LIKELY, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX 2. EJS CLEOPATRA, Evelyn Sabio, BOYD, TX CLASS 5: 1. TTT ROYAL RAINA, John Kofnovec, WORTHAM, TX 2. MS SAUCY LADY SH, Tyler Lindsey, LAUREL, MS Youth Female Junior Champion: OL LIKELY, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX Youth Female Junior Champion Reserve: JCG CHARLIE 1042, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX CLASS 8: 1. SANDDOLLAR SUPERSTAR, Joseph Gerlach, RHOME, TX 2. REDSTAR TWINKIE, Rylee Yarborough, FERRIS, TX CLASS 9: 1. SANDDOLLAR HARPER, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX 2. CHAPARRAL MASQUERADE, Madilyn Moreland, DECATUR, TX CLASS 10: 1. DIAMOND Q SERINA, J.F. (Josh) Vinson, HICO, TX 2. DIAMOND Q CINNIA, Shelby A. Rooker, POOLVILLE, TX CLASS 11: 1. LW AMARILLO’S ON MY MIND, Shelby A. Rooker, POOLVILLE, TX 2. CHAPARRAL SPRINKLES, Madilyn Moreland, DECATUR, TX Youth Female Senior Champion: DIAMOND Q SERINA, J.F. (Josh) Vinson, HICO, TX Youth Female Senior Champion Reserve: DIAMOND Q CINNIA, Shelby A. Rooker, POOLVILLE, TX Youth Female Grand Champion: DIAMOND Q SERINA, J.F. (Josh) Vinson, HICO, TX Youth Female Grand Champion Reserve: OL LIKELY, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX

YOUTH BULL DIVISION

CLASS 16: 1. TL REVOLT, Brenna Casella, SOUTHLAKE, TX 2. TL PARADIGM, Tyler Lindsey, LAUREL, MS CLASS 17: 1. ML RUMBLE, Trevor Boykin, FERRIS, TX 2. CHAPARRAL J.R., Cooper Holland, DECATUR, TX CLASS 18: 1. CHARIS MEMPHIS REIGN, Rylee Yarborough, FERRIS, TX 2. OL ZUMA, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX CLASS 19: 1. REDSTAR THAT’S RIGHT, William Coleman Yarborough, FERRIS, TX 2. OL CHIPPY, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX CLASS 20: 1. OL OUTPLAY, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX 2. CL VELOCITY, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX CLASS 21: 1. HD NIGHTFIRE, Shelby A. Rooker, POOLVILLE, TX 2. W5 ROCK ISLAND, Rafael Pereyra, FERRIS, TX Youth Bull Grand Champion: OL OUTPLAY, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX Youth Bull Grand Champion Reserve: TL REVOLT, Brenna Casella, SOUTHLAKE, TX

YOUTH STEER DIVISION

CLASS 25: 1. JCG AVENTADOR, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX CLASS 26: 1. OL MORELAND, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX 2. CHAPARRAL TINY, Cooper Holland, DECATUR, TX CLASS 27: 1. DIAMOND Q CHISHOLM, Shelby A. Rooker, POOLVILLE, TX 2. TEMPTATIONS TAZO T, Skylar Vasil, ARLINGTON, TX Youth Steer Junior Champion: DIAMOND Q CHISHOLM, Shelby A. Rooker, POOLVILLE, TX Youth Steer Junior Champion Reserve: TEMPTATIONS TAZO T, Skylar Vasil, ARLINGTON, TX CLASS 30: 1. EJS BOOT SCOOT ‘N BUZZ’N, Evelyn Sabio, BOYD, TX 2. JCG G’DAY MATE, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX CLASS 31: 1. REDSTAR RADAR, William Coleman Yarborough, FERRIS, TX 2. OL ROMEO, Brenna Casella, SOUTHLAKE, TX CLASS 32: 1. CAMP BOSS, Savannah Anderson, MANSFIELD, TX 2. REDSTAR MOST IMPRESSIVE, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX CLASS 33: 1.

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SHOW RESULTS TIBBAGRUB, Savannah Anderson, MANSFIELD, TX 2. D/O TROUBADOUR, Madison Looney, ALVARADO, TX Youth Steer Senior Champion: TIBBAGRUB, Savannah Anderson, MANSFIELD, TX Youth Steer Senior Champion Reserve: D/O TROUBADOUR, Madison Looney, ALVARADO, TX

HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW March 12, 2017

Youth Steer Grand Champion: TIBBAGRUB, Savannah Anderson, MANSFIELD, TX Youth Steer Grand Champion Reserve: D/O TROUBADOUR, Madison Looney, ALVARADO, TX

TROPHY STEER DIVISION

CLASS 1: 1. TTT CADILLAC COWBOY, Brian and Kim McDermott, ALVORD, TX 2. D/O TROUBADOUR, Madison Looney, ALVARADO, TX CLASS 2: 1. BROKEN W BLASTER, Savannah Anderson, MANSFIELD, TX Steer Junior Champion: BROKEN W BLASTER, Savannah Anderson, MANSFIELD, TX Steer Junior Champion Reserve: TTT CADILLAC COWBOY, Brian and Kim McDermott, ALVORD, TX CLASS 5: 1. NEON ROW CP, Kevin and Laury Rooker, POOLVILLE, TX CLASS 6: 1. TANNER’S NEW FRIEND, Tanner Longhorns, STEPHENVILLE, TX 2. BRENT BCB, KB Longhorns, HUGHES SPRINGS, TX Steer Senior Champion: TANNER’S NEW FRIEND, Tanner Longhorns, STEPHENVILLE, TX Steer Senior Champion Reserve: NEON ROW CP, Kevin and Laury Rooker, POOLVILLE, TX Steer Grand Champion Reserve: NEON ROW CP, Kevin and Laury Rooker, POOLVILLE, TX Steer Grand Champion: TANNER’S NEW FRIEND, Tanner Longhorns, STEPHENVILLE, TX

NTLBA SPRING SHOW - POINTS ONLY YOUTH FEMALE DIVISION

March 11, 2017

CLASS 1: 1. OL PLAYLIKE, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX 2. RS TIGER, Joseph Gerlach, RHOME, TX CLASS 2: 1. CHAPARRAL ENCHILADA, Madilyn Moreland, DECATUR, TX 2. HD REY, Megan Bush, COLLEYVILLE, TX CLASS 3: 1. DIAMOND Q SONORA, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX 2. R4 KRUM CAKE, Avery Roesler, KRUM, TX CLASS 4: 1. OL LIKELY, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX 2. TTT ANNABELLE, Allison D. Lowrie, RHOME, TX CLASS 5: 1. SHY’S LITTLE DARLING, , MARSHALL, TX 2. 4K APPLE JACKIE 61, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX Youth Female Junior Champion: OL LIKELY, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX Youth Female Junior Champion Reserve: CHAPARRAL ENCHILADA, Madilyn Moreland, DECATUR, TX CLASS 8: 1. OL TWISS, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX 2. SANDDOLLAR SUPERSTAR, Joseph Gerlach, RHOME, TX CLASS 9: 1. TH MISS NUTMEG, Skylar Vasil, ARLINGTON, TX 2. JCG FALINE, Matthew Wallace, SUNSET, TX CLASS 10: 1. OL OVERSWEET, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX 2. DIAMOND Q SERINA, J.F. (Josh) Vinson, HICO, TX CLASS 11: 1. CHAPARRAL SPRINKLES, Madilyn Moreland, DECATUR, TX 2. OL ADALIDA, Madison Looney, ALVARADO, TX Youth Female Senior Champion: OL OVERSWEET, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX Youth Female Senior Champion Reserve: CHAPARRAL SPRINKLES, Madilyn Moreland, DECATUR, TX

Haltered Female Grand Champion

Haltered Female Grand Champion Reserve

OPEN HALTERED FEMALE DIVISION

CLASS 1: 1. TL RUBY RED, Tanner Longhorns, STEPHENVILLE, TX 2. COOKIES AND CREAM RZL, Chris and Sarah Zarsky, MARQUEZ, TX CLASS 2: 1. HD CHARM CITY CONSPIRACY, Don English, Jr., DALLAS, TX 2. BLONDE BOMBSHELL HD, Homestead Farm, MULDOON, TX CLASS 3: 1. CL PEPPER, George and Cindy Dennis, COUPLAND, TX 2. MS DUTCHESS SH, The Cattlerack Ranch, BOWIE, TX CLASS 4: 1. JCG SWEET CAROLINE, Grace Cattle Company, LLC, FORT WORTH, TX 2. IVANKA 4/12, The Cattlerack Ranch, BOWIE, TX CLASS 5: 1. BRAZOS ROSE SOFIA 634, Ronnie & Jackie Mullinax, CYPRESS, TX 2. SUNRISE SPLASH, John T. & Betty Baker, LIBERTY HILL, TX Haltered Female Junior Champion: CL PEPPER, George and Cindy Dennis, COUPLAND, TX Haltered Female Junior Champion Reserve: TL RUBY RED, Tanner Longhorns, STEPHENVILLE, TX CLASS 8: 1. TC3 GIRLEE GIRL, Todd Williams, DALLAS, TX 2. SANDDOLLAR ROSELYN, Kim Pavlas, HOUSTON, TX CLASS 9: 1. TC3 DISCO DISCOVERY CP, Todd Williams, DALLAS, TX 2. SKH ESMERALDA, Stephen P. Head, ANGLETON, TX CLASS 10: 1. SVR HERSHEY, Stephen P. Head, ANGLETON, TX 2. DIAMOND Q ROSINA, Cody M. Himmelreich, DAYTON, TX CLASS 11: 1. HI 5’S AMARETTO, Cody M. Himmelreich, DAYTON, TX 2. TESSA BELLA, The Cattlerack Ranch, BOWIE, TX Haltered Female Senior Champion: TC3 GIRLEE GIRL, Todd Williams, DALLAS, TX Haltered Female Senior Champion Reserve: HI 5’S AMARETTO, Cody M. Himmelreich, DAYTON, TX Haltered Female Grand Champion: TC3 GIRLEE GIRL, Todd Williams, DALLAS, TX Haltered Female Grand Champion Reserve: HI 5’S AMARETTO, Cody M. Himmelreich, DAYTON, TX CLASS 16: 1. BLACK CADILLAC, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX 2. JP WAR HYMN, Grace Cattle Company, LLC, FORT WORTH, TX Haltered Mature Female Champion: BLACK CADILLAC, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX Haltered Mature Female Champion Reserve: JP WAR HYMN, Grace Cattle Company, LLC, FORT WORTH, TX

Youth Female Grand Champion: OL OVERSWEET, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX Youth Female Grand Champion Reserve: CHAPARRAL SPRINKLES, Madilyn Moreland, DECATUR, TX

YOUTH BULL DIVISION

CLASS 16: 1. TH T-BONE 44, Savannah Duncan, ARLINGTON, TX 2. JCG JOEY, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX CLASS 17: 1. CHAPARRAL J.R., Cooper Holland, DECATUR, TX 2. ML RUMBLE, Trevor Boykin, FERRIS, TX CLASS 18: 1. OL ZUMA, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX 2. COCHISE TENBAR, Trevor Boykin, FERRIS, TX CLASS 19: 1. R4 BEACH BOY, Avery Roesler, KRUM, TX 2. OL CHIPPY, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX CLASS 20: 1. OL OUTPLAY, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX 2. 2LB SWEETGRASS WRANGLER, Jenna Haney, WINNSBORO, TX Youth Bull Grand Champion: OL OUTPLAY, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX Youth Bull Grand Champion Reserve: CHAPARRAL J.R., Cooper Holland, DECATUR, TX

YOUTH STEER DIVISION

CLASS 26: 1. REMINGTON RED 6, Megan Bush, COLLEYVILLE, TX 2. OL MORELAND, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX CLASS 27: 1. TEMPTATIONS TAZO T, Skylar Vasil, ARLINGTON, TX 2. KK ARKANSAS JOE, Jacob Daniel Lowrie, RHOME, TX Youth Steer Junior Champion: REMINGTON RED 6, Megan Bush, COLLEYVILLE, TX Youth Steer Junior Champion Reserve: OL MORELAND, Lainey Lampier, MALAKOFF, TX CLASS 31: 1. OL ROMEO, Brenna Casella, SOUTHLAKE, TX 2. HI 5’S FIREBALL, Allison D. Lowrie, RHOME, TX CLASS 32: 1. CAMP BOSS, Savannah Anderson, MANSFIELD, TX 2. LW KING GEORGE, Jacob Daniel Lowrie, RHOME, TX CLASS 33: 1. D/O TROUBADOUR, Madison Looney, ALVARADO, TX 2. KDK OOH RAH, Matthew Wallace, SUNSET, TX Youth Steer Senior Champion: D/O TROUBADOUR, Madison Looney, ALVARADO, TX Youth Steer Senior Champion Reserve: KDK OOH RAH, Matthew Wallace, SUNSET, TX Youth Steer Grand Champion: D/O TROUBADOUR, Madison Looney, ALVARADO, TX Youth Steer Grand Champion Reserve: KDK OOH RAH, Matthew Wallace, SUNSET, TX

Haltered Bull Grand Champion Reserve

OPEN HALTERED BULL DIVISION

CLASS 20: 1. TL REVOLT, Tanner Longhorns, STEPHENVILLE, TX 2. TL PARADIGM, Tanner Longhorns, STEPHENVILLE, TX CLASS 21: 1. HI 5’S MEATLOAF, Cody M. Himmelreich, DAYTON, TX CLASS 22: 1. SANTA ANA, The Cattlerack Ranch, BOWIE, TX 2. HI 5’S HEATWAVE, Cody M. Himmelreich, DAYTON, TX CLASS 23: 1. HD SENTINEL, Todd Williams, DALLAS, TX 2. HI 5’S HIGH JACKED, Cody M. Himmelreich, DAYTON, TX CLASS 24: 1. DIAMOND Q LONGMIRE, Cody M. Himmelreich, DAYTON, TX 2. CVL JSC GEORGE ABBEY, Clinard Longhorns Partnership, ROCKDALE, TX Haltered Bull Junior Champion: SANTA ANA, The Cattlerack Ranch, BOWIE, TX Haltered Bull Junior Champion Reserve: HD SENTINEL, Todd Williams, DALLAS, TX CLASS 27: 1. AWESOME CADDY, John R. Randolph, SMITHVILLE, TX 2. ANCHOR T SKIPPER, Brown’s Longhorns, SAN ANTONIO, TX CLASS 28: 1. AJ NIGHTSTORM, Addison Crumpton, MIDLOTHIAN, TX 2. CL’S TATER SALAD, Billy and Kim Cooper, OAKHURST, TX Haltered Bull Senior Champion: AJ NIGHTSTORM, Addison Crumpton, MIDLOTHIAN, TX Haltered Bull Senior Champion Reserve: CL’S TATER SALAD, Billy and Kim Cooper, OAKHURST, TX Haltered Bull Grand Champion: AJ NIGHTSTORM, Addison Crumpton, MIDLOTHIAN, TX Haltered Bull Grand Champion Reserve: SANTA ANA, The Cattlerack Ranch, BOWIE, TX

YOUTH FEMALE DIVISION

CLASS 1: 1. APPLE BLOSSOM TP, Clarice Francis, ANGLETON, TX 2. COOKIES AND CREAM RZL, LUCAS ZARSKY , MARQUEZ, TXCLASS 2: 1. HD CHARM CITY CONSPIRACY, GABBY CURTIS , DALLAS, TX 2. CL’S TWO FANCY, Cody Mc Donald, OAKHURST, TX CLASS 3: 1. MS DUTCHESS SH, Hadley Morgan, BOWIE, TX 2. CL PEPPER, Gabby Curtis, LANCASTER, TX CLASS 4: 1. JCG SWEET CAROLINE, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX 2. IVANKA 4/12, Hadley Morgan, BOWIE, TX CLASS 5:

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TROPHY STEER DIVISION

CLASS 1: 1. ROCKY ROAD RZL, Chris and Sarah Zarsky, MARQUEZ, TX 2. RS PAYASO DE RODEO, Jax Kenney, CANYON, TX CLASS 2: 1. R4 RESISTANCE, Justin & Ronda Sabio, BOYD, TX 2. DUBOSE’S SPECS OVER ME, Eddie Cross III, HUNTSVILLE, TX Steer Junior Champion: R4 RESISTANCE, Justin & Ronda Sabio, BOYD, TX Steer Junior Champion Reserve: DUBOSE’S SPECS OVER ME, Eddie Cross III, HUNTSVILLE, TX Youth Female Grand Champion

Youth Female Grand Champion Reserve

CLASS 5: 1. NEON ROW CP, Kevin and Laury Rooker, POOLVILLE, TX 2. BN THE DEVILS TRAIN, Cody Mc Donald, OAKHURST, TX CLASS 6: 1. TANNER’S NEW FRIEND, Tanner Longhorns, STEPHENVILLE, TX

1. SUNRISE SPECIAL 16, Cade Radenbaugh, MCKINNEY, TX 2. BRAZOS ROSE SOFIA 634, Blake Merriman, HOUSTON, TX

Steer Senior Champion: TANNER’S NEW FRIEND, Tanner Longhorns, STEPHENVILLE, TX Steer Senior Champion Reserve: NEON ROW CP, Kevin and Laury Rooker, POOLVILLE, TX

Youth Female Junior Champion: SUNRISE SPECIAL 16, Cade Radenbaugh, MCKINNEY, TX Youth Female Junior Champion Reserve: MS DUTCHESS SH, Hadley Morgan, BOWIE, TX

Steer Grand Champion: TANNER’S NEW FRIEND, Tanner Longhorns, STEPHENVILLE, TX Steer Grand Champion Reserve: NEON ROW CP, Kevin and Laury Rooker, POOLVILLE, TX

CLASS 8: 1. SANDDOLLAR ANGELINA, Cade Radenbaugh, MCKINNEY, TX 2. TC3 GIRLEE GIRL, CODY GARGIA, DALLAS, TXCLASS 9: 1. SVR CARMELLO, Annalisa Romero, HOUSTON, TX 2. KC’S LITTLE TRIGGER, Christian Macedo-Nieto, HOUSTON, TX CLASS 10: 1. JCG BLACK WIDOW, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX 2. DIAMOND Q ROSINA, CODY MCDONALD, DAYTON, TXCLASS 11: 1. LW AMARILLO’S ON MY MIND, Shelby A. Rooker, POOLVILLE, TX 2. HI 5’S AMARETTO, GARRETT YBARRA, DAYTON, TX Youth Female Senior Champion: LW AMARILLO’S ON MY MIND, Shelby A. Rooker, POOLVILLE, TX Youth Female Senior Champion Reserve: JCG BLACK WIDOW, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX Youth Female Grand Champion: SUNRISE SPECIAL 16, Cade Radenbaugh, MCKINNEY, TX Youth Female Grand Champion Reserve: LW AMARILLO’S ON MY MIND, Shelby A. Rooker, POOLVILLE, TX

OKLAHOMA SPRING SHOOTOUT March 24, 2017 OPEN HALTERED FEMALE DIVISION

CLASS 2: 1. MS LIBERTY BELLE SH, JR Richardson Ranch, GRANDVIEW, TX 2. FIREBALL FRANNIE, Savannah Anderson, MANSFIELD, TX CLASS 3: 1. JCG CHARLIE 1042, Grace Cattle Company, LLC, FORT WORTH, TX 2. LW EMMYLOU, Kevin and Laury Rooker, POOLVILLE, TX CLASS 4: 1. JCG SWEET CAROLINE, Grace Cattle Company, LLC, FORT WORTH, TX 2. COWGIRL LEZAWEE CPL, David & Kimberley Nikodym, NEWCASTLE, OK CLASS 5: 1. SHY’S LITTLE DARLING, Shyanne McClendon, MARSHALL, TX 2. EJ LOULOU, Simon Lee Teel, SPERRY, OK Haltered Female Junior Champion: JCG CHARLIE 1042, Grace Cattle Company, LLC, FORT WORTH, TX Haltered Female Junior Champion Reserve: JCG SWEET CAROLINE, Grace Cattle Company, LLC, FORT WORTH, TX CLASS 8: 1. TC3 GIRLEE GIRL, Todd Williams, DALLAS, TX 2. JR’S NINE TO FIVE CLAIRE, JR Richardson Ranch, GRANDVIEW, TX CLASS 9: 1. DIAMOND Q LILA, Steve, Bodie & Chad Quary, PRAGUE, OK 2. TC3 DISCO DISCOVERY CP, Todd Williams, DALLAS, TX CLASS 10: 1. DIAMOND Q ZOEY, Steve, Bodie & Chad Quary, PRAGUE, OK 2. JR’S WHITE CINNAMON, JR Richardson Ranch, GRANDVIEW, TX CLASS 11: 1. LW AMARILLO’S ON MY MIND, Kevin and Laury Rooker, POOLVILLE, TX 2. RUNBELING DRAGON, Merideth Harvey, ALVARADO, TX

Youth Bull Grand Champion

Youth Bull Grand Champion Reserve

YOUTH BULL DIVISION

CLASS 17: 1. JKG FLASHPOINT, Jodie Ging, PALACIOS, TX 2. RAFTER M SON OF A KETTLE, Cody Garcia, HICO, TX CLASS 18: 1. SANTA ANA, Hadley Morgan, BOWIE, TX 2. HI 5’S HEATWAVE, Cody Mc Donald, OAKHURST, TX CLASS 19: 1. HD SENTINEL, GABBY CURTIS, DALLAS, TX 2. JKG MARCH MADNESS, Jodie Ging, PALACIOS, TX CLASS 20: 1. DIAMOND Q LONGMIRE, GARRETT YBARRA, DAYTON, TX 2. CVL JSC GEORGE ABBEY, Blake Merriman, HOUSTON, TX CLASS 21: 1. HD NIGHTFIRE, Shelby A. Rooker, POOLVILLE, TX 2. LSL SMOKIN GUN, Christian Macedo-Nieto, HOUSTON, TX Youth Bull Grand Champion: SANTA ANA, Hadley Morgan, BOWIE, TX Youth Bull Grand Champion Reserve: HD NIGHTFIRE, Shelby A. Rooker, POOLVILLE, TX

Haltered Female Senior Champion: TC3 GIRLEE GIRL, Todd Williams, DALLAS, TX Haltered Female Senior Champion Reserve: LW AMARILLO’S ON MY MIND, Kevin and Laury Rooker, POOLVILLE, TX Haltered Female Grand Champion: TC3 GIRLEE GIRL, Todd Williams, DALLAS, TX Haltered Female Grand Champion Reserve: LW AMARILLO’S ON MY MIND, Kevin and Laury Rooker, POOLVILLE, TX CLASS 16: 1. DIAMOND Q DELILA, Steve, Bodie & Chad Quary, PRAGUE, OK 2. SSRR DUAL’S STARDUST, Sunset Ridge Ranch, HOMINY, OK Haltered Mature Female Champion: DIAMOND Q DELILA, Steve, Bodie & Chad Quary, PRAGUE, OK Haltered Mature Female Champion Reserve: SSRR DUAL’S STARDUST, Sunset Ridge Ranch, HOMINY, OK

OPEN HALTERED BULL DIVISION

CLASS 22: 1. SANTA ANA, The Cattlerack Ranch, BOWIE, TX 2. JR HAWKEYE BRANDON, JR Richardson Ranch, GRANDVIEW, TX CLASS 23: 1. HD SENTINEL, Todd Williams, DALLAS, TX 2. AFTERSHOCK SH, Steadfast Faith Ranch, WEATHERFORD, TX CLASS 24: 1. SSRR ZEUS, Sunset Ridge Ranch, HOMINY, OK 2. CARSON’S NEED FOR SPEED, JR Richardson Ranch, GRANDVIEW, TX Haltered Bull Junior Champion: SANTA ANA, The Cattlerack Ranch, BOWIE, TX Haltered Bull Junior Champion Reserve: HD SENTINEL, Todd Williams, DALLAS, TX Youth Steer Grand Champion

Youth Steer Grand Champion Reserve

YOUTH STEER DIVISION

CLASS 25: 1. JKG MR. AMERICA, Jodie Ging, PALACIOS, TX 2. JCG AVENTADOR, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX CLASS 26: 1. HI 5’S HANGTIME, Zaida Espinosa, HOUSTON, TX 2. DOUBLE LB HIJO, Bronson Baker, BRENHAM, TX CLASS 27: 1. JCG PRISIONER OF WAR, Matthew Wallace, SUNSET, TX 2. 5SL BOB, GARRETT YBARRA, DAYTON, TX Youth Steer Junior Champion: HI 5’S HANGTIME, Zaida Espinosa, HOUSTON, TX Youth Steer Junior Champion Reserve: JCG AVENTADOR, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX CLASS 30: 1. JCG G’DAY MATE, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX 2. QUICK DRAW MCGRAW, Cody Garcia, HICO, TX CLASS 31: 1. PK’S ROUGH RYDER, Cody Garcia, HICO, TX 2. CL’S BRASS MONKEY, Cody Mc Donald, OAKHURST, TX CLASS 32: 1. RS PAYASO DE RODEO, Jax Kenney, CANYON, TX 2. RHL LONE STAR, Joseph Faske, BURTON, TX CLASS 33: 1. TTT REAL MCCOY, Cody Garcia, HICO, TX 2. CL’S TWEETER, Cody Mc Donald, OAKHURST, TX Youth Steer Senior Champion: RS PAYASO DE RODEO, Jax Kenney, CANYON, TX Youth Steer Senior Champion Reserve: TTT REAL MCCOY, Cody Garcia, HICO, TX Youth Steer Grand Champion: RS PAYASO DE RODEO, Jax Kenney, CANYON, TX Youth Steer Grand Champion Reserve: TTT REAL MCCOY, Cody Garcia, HICO, TX

CLASS 27: 1. HD NIGHTFIRE, Kevin and Laury Rooker, POOLVILLE, TX CLASS 28: 1. SARCEE RHINESTONE COWBOY, Bruce and Connie Ollive, BIG SANDY, TX CLASS 29: 1. DIAMOND Q TAGGART, Steve, Bodie & Chad Quary, PRAGUE, OK Haltered Bull Senior Champion: DIAMOND Q TAGGART, Steve, Bodie & Chad Quary, PRAGUE, OK Haltered Bull Senior Champion Reserve: SARCEE RHINESTONE COWBOY, Bruce and Connie Ollive, BIG SANDY, TX Haltered Bull Grand Champion: SANTA ANA, The Cattlerack Ranch, BOWIE, TX Haltered Bull Grand Champion Reserve: DIAMOND Q TAGGART, Steve, Bodie & Chad Quary, PRAGUE, OK

FREE FEMALE DIVISION

CLASS 1: 1. SPAGHETTI COWGIRL CPL, David & Kimberley Nikodym, NEWCASTLE, OK CLASS 2: 1. SSRR RED’S LEGACY, Sunset Ridge Ranch, HOMINY, OK 2. DIAMOND Q JULEANN, Steve, Bodie & Chad Quary, PRAGUE, OK CLASS 3: 1. DG MISS MAGNUM, Dale & Gina Francisco, MIAMI, OK 2. DIAMOND Q LILLY MAE, Steve, Bodie & Chad Quary, PRAGUE, OK CLASS 4: 1. SANDDOLLAR HIGHBROW LADY, Carla Payne, SLIDELL, TX 2. DG KIONITA, Dale & Gina Francisco, MIAMI, OK CLASS 5: 1. SBL EMMA, Peter Grimm, TULSA, OK 2. HR REBS CRICKET, Kent & Sandy Harrell, TULSA, OK Free Female Junior Champion: SANDDOLLAR HIGHBROW LADY, Carla Payne, SLIDELL, TX Free Female Junior Champion Reserve: DG MISS MAGNUM, Dale & Gina Francisco, MIAMI, OK

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SHOW RESULTS CLASS 8: 1. HR WHITE LIGHTNING, Kent & Sandy Harrell, TULSA, OK 2. SSRR MAE WEST, Sunset Ridge Ranch, HOMINY, OK CLASS 9: 1. DG GLIMMER’S MISS CHEX, Dale & Gina Francisco, MIAMI, OK CLASS 10: 1. MS SKITTLES SH, Remington Reaves, WAYNE, OK 2. CR ZINFANDEL, Kourtis Family Farms, LLC, OWASSO, OK CLASS 11: 1. DIAMOND Q CONTESSA, Steve, Bodie & Chad Quary, PRAGUE, OK 2. IRON HOT FIREBALL, Saddle Thorn Enterprises, LLC, DECATUR, TX Free Female Senior Champion: DIAMOND Q CONTESSA, Steve, Bodie & Chad Quary, PRAGUE, OK Free Female Senior Champion Reserve: MS SKITTLES SH, Remington Reaves, WAYNE, OK Free Female Grand Champion: DIAMOND Q CONTESSA, Steve, Bodie & Chad Quary, PRAGUE, OK Free Female Grand Champion Reserve: SANDDOLLAR HIGHBROW LADY, Carla Payne, SLIDELL, TX CLASS 16: 1. DIAMOND Q SHOSHANA, Steve, Bodie & Chad Quary, PRAGUE, OK 2. SBF SITTIN FABULOUS, Stompin Brush Farm, OKLAHOMA CITY, OK CLASS 17: 1. BUBBAS GIRL, Jared & Justina Reaves, WAYNE, OK 2. BRINK’S SHE’S IN COMMAND, Brink Longhorns, FREDERICK, OK CLASS 18: 1. DIAMOND Q TANITA, Dale & Gina Francisco, MIAMI, OK CLASS 19: 1. CHAPARRAL RUNAWAY BRIDE, Rodney & Patti Mahaffey, DECATUR, TX 2. BRINK MISS VALDEZ 702, Brink Longhorns, FREDERICK, OK Free Mature Female Champion: DIAMOND Q TANITA, Dale & Gina Francisco, MIAMI, OK Free Mature Female Champion Reserve: CHAPARRAL RUNAWAY BRIDE, Rodney & Patti Mahaffey, DECATUR, TX

YOUTH FEMALE DIVISION

CLASS 1: 1. RS TIGER, Joseph Gerlach, RHOME, TX 2. SPAGHETTI COWGIRL CPL, Cheyenne Nikodym, NEWCASTLE, OK CLASS 2: 1. DIAMOND Q JULEANN, Clara Holson, GRANBURY, TX 2. LW CARRIED AWAY 164, Shelby A. Rooker, POOLVILLE, TX CLASS 3: 1. JCG CHARLIE 1042, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX 2. JP AMIDSUMMERNIGHTSDREAM, Matthew Wallace, SUNSET, TX CLASS 4: 1. JCG SWEET CAROLINE, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX 2. TTT ANNABELLE, Allison D. Lowrie, RHOME, TX CLASS 5: 1. DIAMOND Q SERITA, Shelby A. Rooker, POOLVILLE, TX 2. DIAMOND Q KYLEE, Kydie Edwards, COLMESNEIL, TX Youth Female Junior Champion: DIAMOND Q SERITA, Shelby A. Rooker, POOLVILLE, TX Youth Female Junior Champion Reserve: JCG SWEET CAROLINE, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX

CLASS 5: 1. DIAMOND Q NITRO, C A Longhorns, MEEKER, OK Steer Senior Champion: DIAMOND Q NITRO, C A Longhorns, MEEKER, OK Steer Grand Champion: BRINK IM A OKIE STAR, Brink Longhorns, FREDERICK, OK Steer Grand Champion Reserve: DIAMOND Q NITRO, C A Longhorns, MEEKER, OK

OKLAHOMA SPRING SHOOTOUT POINTS ONLY YOUTH FEMALE DIVISION

March 24, 2017

CLASS 1: 1. RS TIGER, Joseph Gerlach, RHOME, TX CLASS 2: 1. CHAPARRAL ENCHILADA, Madilyn Moreland, DECATUR, TX 2. SSRR RED’S LEGACY, Michael Harris, HOMINY, OK CLASS 3: 1. LW EMMYLOU, Shelby A. Rooker, POOLVILLE, TX 2. FV LIBERTY BELLE, J.F. (Josh) Vinson, HICO, TX CLASS 4: 1. COWGIRL LEZAWEE CPL, Cheyenne Nikodym, NEWCASTLE, OK 2. TTT ANNABELLE, Allison D. Lowrie, RHOME, TX CLASS 5: 1. DIAMOND Q SERITA, Shelby A. Rooker, POOLVILLE, TX 2. SHY’S LITTLE DARLING, Shyanne McClendon, MARSHALL, TX Youth Female Junior Champion: DIAMOND Q SERITA, Shelby A. Rooker, POOLVILLE, TX Youth Female Junior Champion Reserve: LW EMMYLOU, Shelby A. Rooker, POOLVILLE, TX CLASS 8: 1. SSRR MAE WEST, Bryce Harris, HOMINY, OK CLASS 9: 1. CHAPARRAL MASQUERADE, Madilyn Moreland, DECATUR, TX 2. SSRR DOO DOO, Bryce Harris, HOMINY, OK CLASS 10: 1. TTT DIZZY DIVA, Allison D. Lowrie, RHOME, TX 2. LW STARS ON THE WATER 154, Jacob Daniel Lowrie, RHOME, TX CLASS 11: 1. CHAPARRAL SPRINKLES, Madilyn Moreland, DECATUR, TX 2. LW AMARILLO’S ON MY MIND, Shelby A. Rooker, POOLVILLE, TX Youth Female Senior Champion: CHAPARRAL MASQUERADE, Madilyn Moreland, DECATUR, TX Youth Female Senior Champion Reserve: CHAPARRAL SPRINKLES, Madilyn Moreland, DECATUR, TX Youth Female Grand Champion: CHAPARRAL MASQUERADE, Madilyn Moreland, DECATUR, TX Youth Female Grand Champion Reserve: CHAPARRAL SPRINKLES, Madilyn Moreland, DECATUR, TX

YOUTH BULL DIVISION

CLASS 8: 1. TC3 GIRLEE GIRL, Carter T. Smith, WILLOW PARK, TX 2. HOT TAMALE KC3, , PAWHUSKA, OK CLASS 9: 1. TC3 DISCO DISCOVERY CP, Carter T. Smith, WILLOW PARK, TX 2. KETTLE’S GARNET, Corey Smith, MANSFIELD, TX CLASS 10: 1. DIAMOND Q ZOEY, Clara Holson, GRANBURY, TX 2. DIAMOND Q CINNIA, Shelby A. Rooker, POOLVILLE, TX CLASS 11: 1. LW AMARILLO’S ON MY MIND, Shelby A. Rooker, POOLVILLE, TX 2. DIAMOND Q CONTESSA, Ashlyn Holson, ALBANY, TX

CLASS 17: 1. CHAPARRAL J.R., Madilyn Moreland, DECATUR, TX CLASS 18: 1. SANTA ANA, Carter T. Smith, WILLOW PARK, TX 2. SARCEE DUECES WILD, Jacob Daniel Lowrie, RHOME, TX CLASS 20: 1. WALLYE, Simon Lee Teel, SPERRY, OK 2. SSRR ZEUS, Bryce Harris, HOMINY, OK CLASS 21: 1. HD NIGHTFIRE, Shelby A. Rooker, POOLVILLE, TX

Youth Female Senior Champion: LW AMARILLO’S ON MY MIND, Shelby A. Rooker, POOLVILLE, TX Youth Female Senior Champion Reserve: DIAMOND Q ZOEY, Clara Holson, GRANBURY, TX

YOUTH STEER DIVISION

Youth Bull Grand Champion: SANTA ANA, Carter T. Smith, WILLOW PARK, TX Youth Bull Grand Champion Reserve: CHAPARRAL J.R., Madilyn Moreland, DECATUR, TX

Youth Female Grand Champion: LW AMARILLO’S ON MY MIND, Shelby A. Rooker, POOLVILLE, TX Youth Female Grand Champion Reserve: DIAMOND Q ZOEY, Clara Holson, GRANBURY, TX

CLASS 25: 1. JCG AVENTADOR, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX CLASS 26: 1. HI5 GR8 NO BALLS OF FIRE, Jacob Daniel Lowrie, RHOME, TX 2. CHAPARRAL TINY, Madilyn Moreland, DECATUR, TX CLASS 27: 1. JCG PRISIONER OF WAR, Matthew Wallace, SUNSET, TX 2. DIAMOND Q CHISHOLM, Shelby A. Rooker, POOLVILLE, TX

YOUTH BULL DIVISION

Youth Steer Junior Champion: LWJCG PRISIONER OF WAR, Matthew Wallace, SUNSET, TX Youth Steer Junior Champion Reserve: DDIAMOND Q CHISHOLM, Shelby A. Rooker, POOLVILLE, TX

CLASS 18: 1. SANTA ANA, Carter T. Smith, WILLOW PARK, TX 2. SANDDOLLAR CISCO KID, Allyson Herndon, GRANBURY, TX CLASS 19: 1. HD SENTINEL, Carter T. Smith, WILLOW PARK, TX 2. DIAMOND Q OTTOWA, Clara Holson, GRANBURY, TX CLASS 20: 1. CARSON’S NEED FOR SPEED, Alexandria Rodriguez, MANSFIELD, TX 2. SSRR ZEUS, Bryce Harris, HOMINY, OK CLASS 21: 1. HD NIGHTFIRE, Shelby A. Rooker, POOLVILLE, TX Youth Bull Grand Champion: SANTA ANA, Carter T. Smith, WILLOW PARK, TX Youth Bull Grand Champion Reserve: CARSON’S NEED FOR SPEED, Alexandria Rodriguez, MANSFIELD, TX

YOUTH STEER DIVISION

CLASS 25: 1. JCG AVENTADOR, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX CLASS 26: 1. TOMMIE TUCKER PLR, Sierra Skidmore, BURLESON, TX 2. DIAMOND Q CIMMARON, Clara Holson, GRANBURY, TX CLASS 27: 1. JCG PRISIONER OF WAR, Matthew Wallace, SUNSET, TX 2. TTT SRS COPENHAGEN, Sierra Skidmore, BURLESON, TX

CLASS 30: 1. JCG G’DAY MATE, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX 2. D/O TOMAHAWK, Gabrielle Davis, HITCHCOCK, OK CLASS 31: 1. SSRR HOUDINI, Bryce Harris, HOMINY, OK 2. HI 5’S FIREBALL, Allison D. Lowrie, RHOME, TX CLASS 32: 1. LW KING GEORGE, Jacob Daniel Lowrie, RHOME, TX 2. FV IRISH FIRE, J.F. (Josh) Vinson, HICO, TX CLASS 33: 1. D/O TROUBADOUR, Madison Looney, ALVARADO, TX 2. KDK OOH RAH, Matthew Wallace, SUNSET, TX Youth Steer Senior Champion: LW KING GEORGE, Jacob Daniel Lowrie, RHOME, TX Youth Steer Senior Champion Reserve: D/O TROUBADOUR, Madison Looney, ALVARADO, TX Youth Steer Grand Champion: LW KING GEORGE, Jacob Daniel Lowrie, RHOME, TX Youth Steer Grand Champion Reserve: D/O TROUBADOUR, Madison Looney, ALVARADO, TX

Youth Steer Junior Champion: JCG PRISIONER OF WAR, Matthew Wallace, SUNSET, TX Youth Steer Junior Champion Reserve: TTT SRS COPENHAGEN, Sierra Skidmore, BURLESON, TX CLASS 30: 1. JCG G’DAY MATE, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX 2. TACO BUENO, Corey Smith, MANSFIELD, TX CLASS 31: 1. SARCEE BOOTS, Hannah Hays, DALLAS, TX 2. HI 5’S FIREBALL, Allison D. Lowrie, RHOME, TX CLASS 32: 1. TTT WISE GUY, Shelby A. Rooker, POOLVILLE, TX 2. SSS ABBY’S PISTOL PETE, JayCee Parsons, FORT WORTH, TX CLASS 33: 1. ROCK ON BCB, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX 2. D/O TROUBADOUR, Madison Looney, ALVARADO, TX Youth Steer Senior Champion: ROCK ON BCB, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX Youth Steer Senior Champion Reserve: JCG G’DAY MATE, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX Youth Steer Grand Champion: ROCK ON BCB, Jackson Grace, SUNSET, TX Youth Steer Grand Champion Reserve: JCG PRISIONER OF WAR, Matthew Wallace, SUNSET, TX

TROPHY STEER DIVISION

CLASS 1: 1. BRINK IM A OKIE STAR, Brink Longhorns, FREDERICK, OK 2. SARCEE ZORRO, Walker Hays, DALLAS, TX CLASS 2: 1. BRINK OKIE DOKIE, Brink Longhorns, FREDERICK, OK Steer Junior Champion: BRINK IM A OKIE STAR, Brink Longhorns, FREDERICK, OK Steer Junior Champion Reserve: BRINK OKIE DOKIE, Brink Longhorns, FREDERICK, OK

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ANIMAL POINT STANDINGS

TLBT POINT STANDINGS

At Time of Publication

At Time of Publication

Junior

Haltered Females

2965 2070 1645 1590 990 985 890 850 510 450

249 MS SAUCY LADY SH Chris D. & Brandi Lindsey • LAUREL, MS 240 SALTILLO COWGAL UP 44 Damrow Longhorns • ROCA, NE 236 WYO SILVER Toby Johnson • BIG HORN, WY 230 K-T VANILLA ICE Rocking K Bar T Ranch • EVANS, WA 229 SANDDOLLAR ANGELINA Greg & Kathy Radenbaugh • MCKINNEY, TX 226 DESERT DIAMOND Toby Johnson • BIG HORN, WY 190 K-T STRAWBERRY CREAM Rocking K Bar T Ranch • EVANS, WA 186 CHAPARRAL MASQUERADE Rodney & Patti Mahaffey • DECATUR, TX 169 TC3 GIRLEE GIRL Todd Williams • DALLAS, TX 165 ANDERS PRAIRIE ROSE Art Anders • CRAWFORD, NE

Madilyn Moreland • DECATUR, TX Ty Anders • CRAWFORD, NE Dylaney Rose Georges • ROCA, NE Justin Sabio, Jr. • BOYD, TX Weston Riley Parks • HICO, TX Hannah Hays • DALLAS, TX Oran Chambliss • CROWLEY, TX Caroline Holson • GRANBURY, TX Savannah Duncan • ARLINGTON, TX Rhett Cox • WINNSBORO, TX

Intermediate 4105 3660 2730 2440 2390 2375 2125 1765 1370 1130

Jacob Daniel Lowrie • RHOME, TX Jackson Grace • SUNSET, TX Allison D. Lowrie • RHOME, TX Chance Kearney • EVANS, WA Evelyn Sabio • BOYD, TX Dalli Anders • CRAWFORD, NE Tyler Lindsey • LAUREL, MS Ashlyn Holson • ALBANY, TX Ella Wieczorek • HICKMAN, NE Shyanne McClendon • MARSHALL, TX

Teen 3425 2550 2010 1995 1805 1655 1530 1490 1455 1420

Jodie Ging • PALACIOS, TX Joseph Gerlach • RHOME, TX Gabby Curtis • LANCASTER, TX Caitlyn Holson • ALBANY, TX Clara Holson • GRANBURY, TX Ryan Johnson • BIG HORN, WY Caden Wieczorek • HICKMAN, NE Sara Jennings • ANGLETON, TX Clarice Francis • ANGLETON, TX John Morgan Russell • HICO, TX

Senior 6115 3415 3185 2865 2420 2215 2175 1765 1695 1440

Cody Garcia • HICO, TX Shelby A. Rooker • POOLVILLE, TX Cody Mc Donald • OAKHURST, TX Matthew Wallace • SUNSET, TX J.F. (Josh) Vinson • HICO, TX Madison Looney • ALVARADO, TX Carter T. Smith • WILLOW PARK, TX Lainey Lampier • MALAKOFF, TX Joseph Faske • BURTON, TX Savannah Anderson • MANSFIELD, TX

Mature Halted Females 269 BLACK CADILLAC Jackson Grace • SUNSET, TX 211 K-T AUTUMN Rocking K Bar T Ranch • EVANS, WA 189 BLACK PEARL 82 Rocking K Bar T Ranch • EVANS, WA 159 DIAMOND Q DELILA Steve, Bodie & Chad Quary • PRAGUE, OK 143 FCL KEROSENE Fossil Creek Longhorns • GREELEY, CO 139 SALTILLO COWGAL IV 031 Damrow Longhorns • ROCA, NE 130 JP WAR HYMN Grace Cattle Company, LLC • FORT WORTH, TX 118 AUNT JEMIMA 012 Ryan Johnson • BIG HORN, WY 107 ANDERS MW MAPLE WISH Art Anders • CRAWFORD, NE 101 JAMMIN DANCER Fossil Creek Longhorns • GREELEY, CO

Haltered Bulls 335 CL VELOCITY Chris Schaper • BRENHAM, TX 321 ANDERS RODEO TITAN Art Anders • CRAWFORD, NE 296 SARCEE RHINESTONE COWBOY Bruce and Connie Ollive • BIG SANDY, TX 239 G&L JOHNNY RINGO Kent & Sandy Harrell • TULSA, OK 233 WYOMING STRONG Toby Johnson • BIG HORN, WY

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211 206 198 178 155

ANDERS LORD PETE Art Anders • CRAWFORD, NE K-T TRAIL DUST Rocking K Bar T Ranch • EVANS, WA SANTA ANA Carter T. Smith • WILLOW PARK, TX HD SENTINEL Todd Williams • DALLAS, TX SALTILLO SUPER SMOOTH 62 Damrow Longhorns • ROCA, NE

Free Females 396 DIAMOND DOLLAR Toby Johnson • BIG HORN, WY 165 IRON HOT FIREBALL Saddle Thorn Enterprises, LLC • DECATUR, TX 164 KETTLE BELLE Troy Unger • CEDAR PARK, TX 162 WINDY POINT PENELOPE Ronald C. or Lana K. Pearson • FOWLER, CO 155 CHOCOLATE RAIN Ryan Johnson • BIG HORN, WY 152 THB TEXA’S MERLOT Two Heart Bar Ranch • PLAINS, MT 136 TTT SOUTHERN DRAWL Chris D. & Brandi Lindsey • LAUREL, MS 110 CR CUPID’S CANDY HEART Bronson Baker • BRENHAM, TX 108 5SL LUCY 5 Star Livestock • DAYTON, TX 106 DV AWESOME Del Vic Farms • SCRIBNER, NE

Free Mature Females 234 SALTILLO CG 305 Damrow Longhorns • ROCA, NE 187 TH MISS CHA-VERRO Dennis and Judy Urbantke • SAN ANGELO, TX 141 COWGIRL WALK IN THE FIELD Two Heart Bar Ranch • PLAINS, MT 114 K - T RACHEL Rocking K Bar T Ranch • EVANS, WA 106 DV RAZ BY TAZ Del Vic Farms • SCRIBNER, NE 102 CK RUBIES AND PEARLS John Oliver • MALAKOFF, TX 102 ENR KASHMIR Ben and Ilse Myren • COLVILLE, WA 90 SOUTHERN CHABLIS Two Heart Bar Ranch • PLAINS, MT 90 HO HAY YOU REINDEER Dennis & Judy Urbantke • SAN ANGELO, TX 88 AWESOME SARAH David & Kimberley Nikodym • NEWCASTLE, OK

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972-268-0083

Beaver creek longhorns - Check our new website with “Super Sales” and herd-reduction prices. Tazman (Gunman) genetics. Carole Muchmore, Ponca City, OK 580-765-9961, www.beavercreeklonghorns.com

BUTLER HEIFERS A select few yearlings and bred two year olds FOR SALE NOW! Our herd has been closed to outside genetics for over a decade. The very best Butler quality available in the breed.

Robert King at 210-827-6700 or rking6700@gmail.com

Bob King Ranches LONE WOLF RANCH Dr. Lee and Linda Ragains

918-855-0704 • Sallisaw, OK

www.lonewolfranch.net May flowers at Flying D Longhorn Ranch! The ranch, created in 1984 by G.C. “Bo” and Dorie Damuth has continued to feature very correct traditional/progressive Longhorn cattle that are very gentle, colorful, big-horned and frequent show winners with excellent conformation. Excellent bulls, cows, heifers and trophy steers for sale at reasonable prices. Top bloodlines, gentle, loud colors and big horns! We now feature cattle at our orginal location in Magnolia and our new ranch located in Gun Barrel City, TX The Longhorn life just gets better!! Call or visit…we have outstanding bulls, cows, heifers and steers for sale at reasonable prices. Please call any of us to schedule a visit to each ranch. We love to talk Longhorns! Cattle always available at all times. Reasonable prices. For information or to schedule a tour at either of our ranch locations, please call: Dorie Damuth - Flying D Longhorn Ranch 40206 Community Rd. • Magnolia, TX 77354 281-356-8167 • fax: 281-356-2751 dorie27@sbcglobal.net • www.damuthflyingdranch.com Scott Damuth, Legal Counsel • Shery Damuth, Vineyard Consultant sdamuth@damuthlaw.com • Gun Barrel City, TX Law office: 903-887-0088 • Fax: 903-887-2925 Scott Cell: 214-546-3681 • Shery Cell: 940-393-0991

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THATE Cattle Company

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

507-235-3467

Small Registered Longhorn Herd For Sale 1 Bull, 6 Cows, 1 Bull Calf, 1 Heifer Calf Call 409-382-3096 for more information.

Quality HEIFERS & HERD SIRE PROSPECTS FOR SALE- I have a LARGE herd, so you have lots of variety to pick from! Located approx. 20 mi. off the EAST TEXAS line in Louisiana just below Shreveport. Lots of Hunts Command Respect, McGill Breeding, some ZD Kelly and Grand Slam, etc. Good cows, good babies. I specialize in bulls and am a partner in RIP SAW who now measures 83 1/2” TTT and is a gorgeous color. Several of his heifers and sons for sale.

Dora Thompson Tel 318-872-6329

echoofambush@aol.com•www.sandhillsranch.com Great genetics. I enjoy meeting and working with new breeders. Also have a large STRAIGHT BUTLER herd.

RUIDOSO, NM - EAGLE CREEK RANCH – 3-in-1 package with heifer calf by Victory Lap cow bred back to Jet Black Chex; yearling herd sire prospect by Clear Point; yearling heifer by Over Kill. (806) 797-6358

Realestate 2,200 Acre Improved Ranch Tillman County, Oklahoma Irrigation & Pivot Excellent Fences Coastal & Midland & Bluestem Grasses Borders North Fork of Red River 400 Commercial Home-Raised Black Angus Cows Now Calving, with Approximately 325 Babies Presently on the Ground 25 Registered Black Angus Bulls Commercial Watering Areas with Concrete Slabs & Freeze-Proof Water Systems Ranch May be Purchased Separately or With Cattle Shown by Appointment Only; Owner Retiring Contact: Brink Auction & Realty 580-335-4126 brinkauction@gmail.com P O Box 928 Frederick, OK 73542

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Realestate 778 Acres – Great for cattle or hunting. Native grasses. 5 ponds (one spring fed) two good water wells. Great fencing. Two small corrals. Metal shop (50x60, 2 silos, storm cellar. 3 br. home w/1920’ sf built in 1983. Central Heat and Air (2) Fireplaces in den. Built in appl’s. lots of cabinets. Lg. master br. w/lg. master ba. w/jet tub. Wrap around porch. Park like setting w/lots of beautiful oak trees & flower beds. Home is very secluded Grady, Ok. (S. of Ringling) $1,522,500. Linda Weber Realty, Inc: 580-226-8777 www.lwrealtyinc.com

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

Transportation

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Advertising Index —A— Anderson, Frank Jr. and III...........................9 Arch Acres.....................................................56 Astera Meadows..........................................57 —B— Bar H Ranch..................................................56 Beadle Land & Cattle..................................56 Big Valley Longhorns..................................56 Bright Futures Scholarship........................41 BTP Longhorns..............................................9 Buckhorn Cattle Co....................................57 Bull Creek Ranch.........................................19 Butler Listings.................................................9 —C— Caballo Bravo Longhorns..........................56 Cedarview Ranch........................................56 Champion Genetics....................................24 Christa Cattle Co...........................................9 Cliffhanger Genetics...................................25 CR Ranches..................................................23 —D— Dameron, Dr. Zech..................................... 13 Dauntless Longhorns............................... IFC DCCI Equipment........................................ 48 Diamond Q Longhorns..............................57 Dickinson Cattle Co...................................BC DK Longhorn Ranch...................................56 Double A Longhorns..................................57 —E— El Coyote Ranch............................................ 1 Elah Valley Longhorns................................56 End of Trail Ranch.......................................56 —F— Falls Creek Longhorns..................................9 Flying Diamond Ranch...............................56 Fort Worth Stockyards Longhorn Auction... 3 —G— Great Northern Classic Sale...................... 21 —H— Haltom Hollar............................................... 31 Helm Cattle Co............................................57 Hickman Longhorns...................................57 Hill Country................................................IBC Hudson Longhorns....................................2,3 Hudson/Valentine Auctions.....................2,3 Husky Branding Irons................................ 49 —I— ITTLA Trail of Tears Futurity......................... 5 —J— J.T. Wehring Family Ranch........................57 Jack Mountain Ranch.................................57

—K— King, Terry & Tammy...................................56 Kittler Land & Cattle....................................56 —L— Lightning Longhorns.................................. 57 Little Ace Cattle Co....................................... 9 LL Longhorns................................................. 9 Lodge Creek Longhorns............................56 Lone Wolf Ranch......................................... 57 Longhorn Sale Pen......................................47 Lucas Ranch.................................................56 — M— Marquess Arrow Ranch.............................. 11 McGuire Land & Cattle............................... 57 McLeod Ranch............................................... 9 Millennium Futurity....................................... 8 Moriah Farms............................................... 57

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—N — Northbrook Cattle Company....................57 —P— P & C Cattle Pens........................................42 Panther Creek Ranch...................................2 —R— Red River Longhorn Sale............................ 5 Rio Vista Ranch..............................................9 Rockin Hil Longhorns.................................56 Rockin I Longhorns.....................................57 Rocking P Longhorns...................................9 Rocky Mountain Longhorns.....................56 Rolling D Ranch...........................................56 Rolling Horns Ranch...................................27 Running Arrow Longhorns........................47 —S— Safari B Ranch..............................................57 Sand Hills Ranch......................................7, 56 Shady Creek................................................. 15 Silver T Ranch ............................................. 11 Singing Coyote Ranch...............................57 Split Rock Cedar Ranch............................. 13 SS Longhorns...............................................57 Star Creek Ranch.........................................22 Stotts Hideaway Ranch..............................57 Struthoff Ranches of Texas.......................57 —T— Texas Mid-Year Blowout Sale.................... 13 Thate Cattle Co.............................................9 TLBAA Horn Showcase..............................39 TLBAA World Show..............................28, 29 Texas Longhorn Hall of Fame.................. 44 Triple R Ranch (TX)........................................9 TS Adcock Longhorns................................57

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—W — Walker, Ron...................................................57 Westfarms Inc................................................9 Wichita Fence Company...........................45

UPCOMING ISSUES: June: Pasture Management and Nutrition July: Longhorn Beef August: Longhorn Expo Wrap-Up

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SAVE THE DATE MAY 2017 MAY 5-6 • Red McCombs Fiesta Sale, Johnson City, TX. Alan & Teresa Sparger, 210-445-8798 or dodgeram52@yahoo.com. www.redmccombslonghorns.com. MAY 5-7 • TLBGCA Spring Show, Miracle Farm, Brenham, TX, Stephen Head 979-549-5270, headshorns@hotmail.com. Qualifying Haltered & Youth. MAY 11-14 • Millennium Futurity, Red River Livestock Auction, Overbrook, OK. Christy Randolph 713-703-8458 or lpinesranch@aol.com. MAY 26-27 • Red River Longhorn Sale & ITTLA Futurity, Marietta, OK. Rick Friedrich 713-305-0259 or rick@riverranchlonghorns.com. Rob Van Liew 405-420-1728 or vanliewranch@gmail.com

JUNE 2017 JUNE 8-11 • 30th Longhorn Expo TLBAA World Show, National TLBT Show & Texas Gold Futurity, Will Rogers Coliseum, Fort Worth, TX. Entry Deadline is May 5, 2017. (817) 625-6241. Qualifying Free, Haltered, Youth, NQ Trophy Steers & Miniatures, Texas Gold Futurity, Banquet June 8 - TLBT National Youth Show Texas Gold Futurity

June 9 - World Show Free Division & Trophy Steers June 10 - World Show - Open Division, World Show Banquet

JUNE 10 • Fey Longhorns Consignment Sale, Yamhill, OR Daniel Fey 503.349.7866/daniel@feylonghorns.com or Angelina Fey 503.537.8962/ angelinapike@yahoo.com JUNE 14-18 • Autobahn Youth Tour presents the Diann Chase Longhorn Scholarship Expo, Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth, TX. Larry Barker 817-988-6110, lbarker@abahn.com or www.autobahnyouthtour.com. JUNE 17 • Texas Mid-Year Blowout Sale, West Livestock Auction Barn, West, TX. Hosted by Mike MacLeod & Dr. Zech Dameron. Contact Russell Fairchild 254-485-3434 JUNE 23-24 • Winchester Futurity of the North, JaeBird Performance Ranch, Bellevue, MI. Mark Hubbell 269-838-3083, hubbelllonghorns@ aol.com. www.winchesterfuturitynorth.com

AUGUST 2017 AUGUST 5 • Deschutes County Fair, Deschutes County Expo Center, Redmond, OR. Entry Deadline June 14th. Tamara Kuntz 541-280-1645 or tamaroo300@gmail.com. Qualifying Free, Youth AUGUST 12-13 • Alberta Texas Longhorn Association 35th Anniversary Celebration Field Day & Show to be held at Ron Walkers Ranch, Redcliff AB 403-528-0200. AUGUST 19 • Marquess Arrow Ranch Elite Heifer Sale, Ben Wheeler, TX. Ron Marquess (903) 570-5199 or maranch@aol.com.

SEPTEMBER 2017 SEPTEMBER 2 • Butler Breeder’s Invitational Sale, Lockhart, TX. Kaso Kety 985-674-6492 or Michael McLeod 361-771-5355. SEPTEMBER 2-3 • Sanders County Fair Longhorn Show, Sander County Fairground, Plains, MT. Entry Deadline Aug. 10th. Shannon Kearney, rockingkbartranch@hughes.net or 509-684-2963. Qualifying Haltered, Free, & Youth.

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Coming Events

SEPTEMBER 7 • 19th Annual World Qualifying Texas Longhorn Show, Expo New Mexico (Albuquerque State Fair Grounds), Albuquerque, NM. Entry Deadline Aug. 1st. Clay Bailey/ Terry Whalen, tjs.longhorns@ gmail.com, 505-220-2217 or 505-238-8166. Qualify Haltered & Free. SEPTEMBER 8-9 • Hill Country Heritage Longhorn Sale, River Ranch, Fredericksburg, TX. Rick Friedrich 713-305-0259 or rick@riverranchlonghorns.com. Joel Lemley 325-668-3552 or jlem@camalott.com SEPT 8-10 West Texas Fair & Rodeo, West Texas Longhorn Association, Abilene, TX. Entry Deadline August 22nd. Catherine Morris, www. morriscatran@taylorel.net or 325-829-9219. Qualified Haltered, Free, Trophy Steers, Points Only, Miniatures, & Youth. Please send online entries to www.taylorcountyexpocenter.com. SEPTEMBER 9 • Spokane Interstate Fair Longhorn Show, Spokane Fairground, Spokane Valley, WA. Entry Deadline Aug. 15th. Shannon Kearney, rockingkbartranch@hughes.net or 509-684-2963. QualifyingHaltered, Free, & Youth. SEPTEMBER 15-16 • Elite Futurity, Enid, OK. L.D. McIntyre 308-750-8384, tejas@mcintyreranches.com. Kevin Bryant (580) 254-1864, cactus254@gmail.com. Joe Dowling 979-271-0277, dowlingjoe@yahoo.com SEPTEMBER 22-23 • Fort Worth Stockyards Sale, Fort Worth, TX. Contact Lorinda Valentine, panthercreekranch@att.net or 270-996-7046. SEPTEMBER 25 • Central Washington Fair Longhorn Show, Central Washington Fairgrounds, Yakima, WA. Entry Deadline Sept. 1st. Shannon Kearney, rockingkbartranch@hughes.net or 509-684-2963. Qualifying Haltered, Free, & Youth. SEPTEMBER 29-OCT 1 • East Texas State Fair, East Texas State Fair, Tyler, TX. Entry Deadline Aug. 28th. John & Brenda Oliver, joliver210@ yahoo.com or 972-268-0083. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. SEPTEMBER 29-OCT 1 • TLBAA Horn Showcase Satellite Measurings, Locations will be announced as they are confirmed. SEPTEMBER 30 • Central Washington Fair Longhorn Show, Central Washington Fairgrounds, Yakima, WA. Entry Deadline Sept. 1st. Shannon Kearney, rockingkbartranch@hughes.net or 509-684-2963. Qualifying Haltered, Free, & Youth.

OCTOBER 2017 OCTOBER 5-8 • TLBAA Horn Showcase, Lawton, OK. Amy Weatherholtz (817) 625-6241 or amy@tlbaa.org October 6 - Horn Showcase Heifer Sale October 7 - Horn Showcase Sale OCTOBER 6-8 • State Fair of Texas Longhorn Show, State Fair of Texas, Dallas, TX. Entry Deadline Sept. 1st. Trigg & Tracy Moore, Traci@TripleT-Longhorns.com & Trigg@Triple-T-Longhorns.com or 817-832-8742 & 254-396-5592. Qualify Haltered, Trophy Steers, & Free. OCTOBER 11 • Nile Livestock Longhorn Show, Metra Park, Billings, MT. Entry Deadline Sept. 1st online through the Nile. Toby Johnson, 307-674-4691. Qualifying Haltered, Free, & Youth.

NOVEMBER 2017

SEPTEMBER 3 • Colorado State Fair, State Fair Grounds, Pueblo, CO. Entry Deadline Aug. 1st. Lana Pearson, lana14338@gmail.com or 719-740-0741. Qualify Haltered, Free, & Youth.

NOVEMBER 18 • Texas Longhorn Production, Consignment & Ranch Horse Fall Select Sale. Crossroads Centre, Oyen AB. Ron Walker 403548-6684 or cell 403-528-0200 walkersu7texaslonghorns@gmail.com www.walkerslonghorns.com.

SEPTEMBER 4 • Colorado State Fair, State Fair Grounds, Pueblo, CO. Entry Deadline Aug. 1st. Kenny Richardson, krichardson@aol.com or 970-352-3054. Qualify Haltered, Free, & Youth.

Would you like to get your event listed? Contact Myra Basham 817-625-6241 or myra@tlbaa.org

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cleaR point, bronze winner of all categories in every measuring event entered. Slap a study on this hunk of profit that could be available to your herd. At DCC his progeny are leading in gain and T2T compared to major famous sires. cleaR point – 89.63" t2t, age 4, Semen $200. non Stop – photo age 2, Semen $35

non Stop, is the last Over

Kill natural son to be used by DCC. His T2T is 6.5 inches over his 80 inch sire at the same age. He is top and bottom extreme twisty horns. He is line bred twist horn, sires 67% black speckled calves and the correct conformation of his sire. DCC is pleased to offer semen on this Over Kill look alike. His calves have early value.

Reckon So, is a bold brindle, two

time Winchester Futurity winner. He is sired by Cowboy Tuff Chex and out of triple horn champion Dragon Pearl by Drag Iron out of Field of Pearls. He is big, thick, rugged and dead center with the nation's most popular genetics. Reckon So is one of 18 natural service sires used on the DCC cow herd.

Reckon So – photo age 2, Semen $50

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May 2017 Texas Longhorn Trails Magazine  

The Official Publication of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America

May 2017 Texas Longhorn Trails Magazine  

The Official Publication of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America