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Total Sales $844,300 56 Lots Sale Average Per Lot $15,076

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SE UTOPIA Sale Hosts Lorinda Valentine; Bill & Elizabeth Hudson

Consignor: Mike & Debbie Bowman Purchased By: Bill & Judy Meridith

Mark & Charlene Gilliland

Mike & Debbie Bowman

Bill & Judy Meridith

“Thank you so much for a wonderful event! Mark and I plan to be there again next yext year as well as your sale in April. � Charlene Gilliland

The sale was a standing room only event!

It was an amazing event and all of your hard work showed through in each detail. It was truly a first class event. Everyone there could see it. You and Bill should be very proud. I hope that you'll continue on with it for years to come. If there is ever anything I can help with please let me know. Thank you again for a wonderful weekend.” Molly Clubb Cathy & Warren Dorathy, Mike & Cattrina Lucas

Tessa Millsap and Dale Hunt

John & Christine Talley

“Congratulations on a great event! We were so impressed with this first sale in Las Vegas. You all did a great job promoting our cattle to new breeders and gave us the opportunity to have a great time along the way. Great Job, we are proud for you.” Scott & Stacey Schumacher

Les Craft, Chita Johnson, Ann Gravett, Landon Craft and Lisa Craft

“The Vegas Sale was incredible and Lorinda, Bill & Elizabeth were awesome hosts. We have heard so many positive comments about the sale. For a first time event, it went so smoothly. It was truly first class.”

“I just wanted to express our gratitude for all of your hard work putting this awesome sale together. You are the best of promoting Longhorns and contribute so much to the value perception of this magnificent breed. "Well done" is all we can say and we hope that there will be a 2016 Vegas Style Sale. All the West Coast Breeders are sending you a thank you from the bottom of our heart.”

Jeanne & Richard Filip

Daniel & Angelina Fey “Fantastic job of promotion (and education), Lorinda and Bill! The message will penetrate to many thousands of prospective Texas Longhorn owners. I expect that in the next couple of years we will see some significant new players in our industry— whose entry will have dated from the Las Vegas event. Thanks for your leadership in venturing out . . .” Stan Searle

For Full ults Sale Res . 12-13 See Pgs

NOVEMBER 2015 VOL. 27 NO. 7

Cover Stories:

24 Kansas Steer Sets Guinness World Record by Henry King

About the Cover:

This month’s cover features TK Ranch (owned by Tom and Linda Harman) is located in Willow City, Texas just north of Fredericksburg.They are looking forward to crossing JP Rio Grande with their over 80" team and excited about those offspring. Check out their entire "team" at www.tkranchcattlecompany.com


18 Holiday Gift Guide by Kelsie McGilvray

20 A Planning Calendar For Beef Sales & Shows: 12 Hudson-Valentine Vegas Style Sale 28 Hill Country Heritage Sale


Cattle Herd Health

by D.L. Step, D.V.M., ACVIM and Elisabeth J. Giedt, D.V.M., M.B.A., Oklahoma Cooperative Extension

36 Bale Grazing and Windrow/Swath Grazing

by Heather Smith Thomas

Texas Longhorn Trails

October 2015


Departments: 10 32 33 37 39 40 41 43 44 46 51 51 52

Notesfrom the Editor

Officer & Directors TLBT Letter New Members Herd Management Affiliate News Dams of Distinction In The Pen TLBAA Announcements News On The Trail Movers & Shakers Ad Index Just For Grins Save the Date

This month, as we head to the 2015 TLBAA Horn Showcase in Lawton, OK, we feature an amazing steer whose horn spread has set a new Guiness Book World Record. To see what lengths the industry has reached, be sure to check out the full results in the December issue of TRAILS. And if you are among those who own or were the breeders of those bronze winners, be sure to give us a call to find out about advertising your winners and/or program in this issue that serves as a reference for years to come. Even if you are not after bronzes, you would certainly not want to miss out on all those curious readers flipping through to see what type of numbers are being reached. Take a look also at the first time Vegas-Style Sale results as well as the Hill Country Heritage Sale results. We need to thank those buyers! Don’t overlook the importance of showing public appreciation for those willing to invest in your program. Another way to promote those females is to participate in our Dams of Distinction program. It’s featured on page 40 this month and is a very affordable way to showcse the consistent production of outstanding females. As the holidays near, enjoy the Gift Guide in this issue and if you go online or in-store to any of our retailers, be sure to mention you saw them in TRAILS! See you down the road...

– Laura Standley

(817) 625-6241• (817) 625-1388 (FAX) P.O. Box 4430 • Fort Worth, TX 76164 E-Mail: trails@tlbaa.org • www.tlbaa.org Editor in Chief: Laura Standley • Ext. 105 • laura@tlbaa.org • trailseditor@tlbaa.org Contributing Editor: Henry L. King

President/CEO: Barbara Linke • Ext. 102 barbara@tlbaa.org

Advertising: Kelsie McGilvray • Ext. 106 • kelsie@tlbaa.org Graphic Design & Production: Myra Basham • Ext. 108 • myra@tlbaa.org • artdirector@tlbaa.org

Registrations: Dana Coomer • Ext. 116 dana@tlbaa.org registrar@tlbaa.org membership@tlbaa.org

Laura Standley • Ext. 105 • laura@tlbaa.org • trailseditor@tlbaa.org Online Marketing Manager: Kelsie McGilvray • Ext. 106 • kelsie@tlbaa.org

Rick Fritsche • Ext. 107

Regional Correspondents: Lori Beeson • Nolensville, Tennessee | Paige Evans • Kiowa, Colorado | Deb

rick@tlbaa.org registrar@tlbaa.org

Lesyk • Outlook, Saskatchewan, Canada | Wanda Moore • Sulphur Bluff, Texas | Bodie Quary • Prague, Oklahoma


Elaine Bauman • Ext. 121 elaine@tlbaa.org

Deadline: December 2015 deadline is October 22nd.

The Texas Longhorn Trails (ISSN-10988432, USPS 016469) is published monthly by the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America, 2315 N. Main, Ste. 402, Fort Worth, TX 76164. Periodical Postage Paid at Fort Worth, TX. Subscription rates: $105 per year; foreign per year $180. Postmaster: Send address changes to: Texas Longhorn Trails, 2315 N. Main, Ste. 402, Fort Worth, TX 76164. Phone (817) 625-6241. Fax (817) 625-1388. Advertisers and advertising agencies assume liability for all content of advertisements printed and also assume responsibility for any claims arising from such advertisements made against the publisher. Publisher reserves exclusive rights to accept or reject advertising or editorial material submitted for publication in the Texas Longhorn Trails magazine. Articles and photos from this publication may be reprinted only with permission of the publisher.

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Special Events: Amy Weatherholtz • Ext. 104 amy@tlbaa.org

“We reach every TLBAA member” Texas Longhorn Trails

LL LonghornsNeil & Cynthia Hall 1414 Thorton Rd. • Houston, TX 77018 (206) 574-8950 www.lllonghorns.com cynthia@lllonghorns.com

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

Brennan & Michele Potts Rocking P Longhorns P.O. Box 579 • Emory, TX 75440 (903) 473-2430 Cell: (903) 348-5400 www.rockingplonghorns.com bpotts1@verizon.net

Christa Cattle Co. Jason & Louis Christa 2577 FM 1107 • Stockdale, TX 78160 christacattleco@msn.com www.christacattleco.com Louis (210) 863-7003 Jason (210) 232-1818

Rio Vista Ranch - Elmer & Susan Rosenberger 4818 Eck Lane • Austin, TX 78734 (512) 266-3250 Cell: (512) 422-8336 e-mail: elmer@riovistaranch.com www.riovistaranch.com

Beadle Land & Cattle Ray & Bonnie Beadle Los Gatos & Hollister, CA 95032 (408) 834-0110 • (408) 656-6266 Ray.Beadle@kapstonepaper.com

McLeod Ranch Michael, Jackie, Mike & Makayla McLeod 355 CR 3031 • Edna, TX 77957 (361) 782-0155

Kaso, Lisa & Jake Kety Little Ace Cattle Co. P.O. Box 386 • Folsom, LA 70437 (985) 796-3918 ketyfolsom@aol.com

Falls Creek Longhorns Stanley & Sandi Tidwell 2330 W. FM 875 • Midlothian, TX 76065 (972) 989-8939 cell Russell Hooks, Herd Manager (409) 381-0616

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

Jack Mountain Ranch Hal & Betty Meyer 8000 Mount Sharp Rd. • Wimberley, TX 78676 (512) 422-4681 cell (512) 842-1116 halmeyer@hotmail.com

Frank Anderson Jr. and III 828 S. Rosemary Dr. • Bryan, TX 77802 (979) 846-8020 • (281) 501-2100 edie.wakefield@gmail.com

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

Rockin I Longhorns Nancy Ince & Tony Mangold 30 FM 3351 N • Bergheim, TX 78004 (830) 237-5024 tmangold@sbcglobal.net www.rockinilonghorns.com

Dalgood Longhorns Malcolm & Connie Goodman 6260 Inwood Dr. • Houston, TX 77057 (713) 782-8422 dalgood@comcast.net www.dalgoodlonghorns.com

Triple R Ranch Robert & Kim Richey 21000 Dry Creek Rd. • San Angelo, TX 76901 (325) 942-1198 r3ranch@aol.com www.butlertexaslonghorns.com

This space is available for your ranch listing! Contact: Laura Standley, Trails Advertising Executive (817) 625-6241 or laura@tlbaa.org



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TLBAA Regions


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

Secretary/Parliamentarian: Gary Bowdoin • (254) 640-0844

1st Vice Chairman: Alex Dees • (805) 300-4617

Director: Tom Matott • (303) 500-9465

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

Treasurer: Mark Hubbell • (269) 838-3083

2nd Vice Chairman: Kathy Kittler • (501) 690-0771


At-Large Director

At-Large Director

Mark Hubbell

(269) 838-3083 hubbelllonghorns@aol.com

(979) 277-2161 kwdubose@gmail.com

At-Large Director

At-Large Director

Director: Jeff Jespersen • (780) 966-3320

DIVISION C ~ REGIONS 13-18 At-Large Director

Keith DuBose

(573) 406-9868 robertslonghorns@live.com

David Roberts At-Large Director

(405) 227-7127 bardies@hotmail.com

John Parmley

(281) 541-1201 john@jspservicesinc.com

David “Nik” Nikodym

Region 1 - Director

Region 7 - Director

Region 13 - Director

Jeff Jespersen

(780) 966-3320 jeffj91@hotmail.com

Lana Hightower

(903) 681-1093 glcattleco@aol.com

(308) 750-8384 or (308) 246-5600 tejas@mcintyreranches.com

Region 2 - Director

Region 8 - Director

Region 14 - Director

(704) 361-6035 khaoslonghorns@gmail.com

Ken Morris

(484) 638-0228 nel_tam_hearn@yahoo.com

Nelson Hearn

L.D. McIntyre

(817) 304-1665 diamondglonghorns@yahoo.com

Gwen Damato

Region 3 - Director

(620) 704-3493 chairman@tlbaa.org Region 15 Director

Todd McKnight

Region 9 - Director

Tom Smith

(616) 293-0977 tom@widespreadranch.com

(254) 485-3434 fairchildranch@yahoo.com

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

Region 4 - Director

Region 10 - Director

Region 16 - Director

David Edwards

Russell E. Fairchild

Scott Hughes

(828) 287-4257 shughes@partonlumber.com

Gary Bowdoin

(254) 640-0844 run4funbow@aol.com

(303) 500-9465 tom@rockymountainlonghorns.com

Region 5 - Director

Region 11 - Director

Region 17 - Director

Tom Matott

Nancy Dunn

(334) 318-0887 nancydunn2010@windstream.net

Larry Smith

(281) 935-2811 texasslonghorns@aol.com

(805) 300-4617 atdees@aol.com

Region 6 - Director

Region 12 - Director

(501) 690-0771 k.kittler@hotmail.com

(979) 249-4255 sktorkildsen@gmail.com

Region 18 - Director

Kathy Kittler

CHARLES SCHREINER III* 1964-1967 WALTER G. RIEDEL, JR.* 1967-1969 J.G. PHILLIPS, JR.* 1969-1971 WALTER B. SCOTT* 1971-1973 JAMES WARREN 1973-1975 J.W. ISAACS* 1975-1977 J.T. “HAPPY” SHAHAN* 1977-1978

Alex Dees

Bill Torkildsen

JOHN R. BALL* 1979-1980


BILL ANTHONY* 1981-1982

GLEN W. LEWIS 1992-1995

DR. L.V. BAKER 1982-1984

TIM MILLER* 1995-1998

DR. W.D. “BILL” CLARK 1984-1986



BOB MOORE* 2003-2005

JOHN T. BAKER 1988-1990


(909) 721-7577 chris@herronconstructioninc.com

Chris Herron





Matt McGuire - (405) 742-4351

Mark Hubbell – (269) 838-3083

Dr. David Hillis – (512) 789-6659

Felix Serna – (361) 294-5331

John T. Baker – (512) 515-6730

Russell Hooks – (409) 381-0616







Texas Longhorn Trails


Highlights Sale Average Per Lot $15,076 Bill & Judy Meridith $140,000 Bill & Elizabeth Hudson $138,500 Mike & Debbie Bowman $115,500 Richard & Jeanne Filip $108,867

Sale Hosts Lorinda Valentine; Bill & Elizabeth Hudson


HIGH SELLING LOT: $115,000 SE UTOPIA Consignor: Mike & Debbie Bowman Purchased By: Bill & Judy Meridith ✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯

High Selling Heifer SE Utopia.














$25,000 – LAR MELLO 5/10 Consignor: CRAFT RANCH Buyer: BILL & JUDY MERIDITH








Richard Filip, Fayeteville, TX; Josie Beck & Lynn Struthoff, San Antonio, TX

Linda & Tom Harman, Austin, TX

Texas Longhorn Trails

Mary Ann Cunningham with Pam & Larry Crumpton, Hillsboro, TX

Lori & Bruce McCarty, Weatherford, TX

Mike Bowman, Benton, KS

Jeanne Filip, Fayetteville, TX; Ann Gravett, Warrenton, VA; Ursula Allen, Harper, TX; Lorinda Valentine, Aledo, TX

David Hackney, Bedford, IN; John & Nathan Helm, Red Oak, TX

Gary Huddleston, Rochelle, TX; Tony Mangold, New Braunfels, TX

Alex Dees, Harper, OR gets serious in the poker tournament.

Julie & Justin Hansen, Paskenta, CA

Marlene & Ben Reynolds, Yukon, CO

Mark & Charlene Gilliland, Winfield, KS; TLBAA’s Barbara Linke

Lane Craft, Houston, TX; Bruce McCarty, Weatherford, TX; Richard Filip, Fayetteville, TX; Bear Davidson, Warrenton, VA Suzanne & Bill Torkildsen, MD, Fayetteville, TX

Blayne Chenoweth & Chris Herron, Norco, CA November 2015

Beth Chadwick; Curtis Elburn, Peru, IN

Pam & Bob Loomis, Overbrook, OK


The following is an alphabetical list of donors since 1982 to the Foundation World Headquarters & Museum Campaign. Every effort has been made to locate every past list of names of donors; however, due to the period of time involved, some donors may have been omitted. If we have inadvertently left out your name, please contact the TLBAA office. Thank you for your help and generous support. CONTRIBUTORS TO THE Foundation World Headquarters & Museum Campaign INCLUDE:

507, LLC | Tim & Anita Able | Ace Cattle Co. | Terry & Sherri Adcock | Alft’s Longhorn Acres | Allison & Dunaway Amon G. Carter Foundation | Frank Anderson Jr. | Anonymous Donation | Kenneth Archer | Ark-La-Tex Longhorn Assn. Wayne Aswell | Avery Mays Construction |Steve & René Azinger | B & C Farms | Jill E. Bachus John T. & Betty Baker | Lisa Baker | Dr. L. V. & Pat Baker | Rand & Jeannine Baker | Robert Barham | Tom Barnes B. J. Barnhart Ranches | Bar Cee Longhorn Ranch | Jerry & Jenny Bates | Cory Batt | Ray Beadle | Minford Beard Mikeal Beck | Charles Belen | Dr. Gene & Jolie Berry | Tom & Cay Billingsley | Blackwell Castle Co.| Lee & Linda Blackwell Mark Strever Blackwood | Blair Ranch |Cary M. Blake | Levi & Brittni Blake | Don Blansitt | Gary Bloomer | Clare Bogart Mimi Bogart | Ray Bohy | Bubba Bollier | Larry Bond | Mrs. Larry Bond | Randall Bordelon | Michael & Allison Bose Gary & Teresa Bowdoin | Brett/Marshall Partnership | Joe Brisbois | Kipp Brown | Curtis Bruner | Brush Creek Ranch Bullard Ranch | Butler Breeders | Donald & Annette Butts | Ken Caldwell | William F. Caldwell | Riemer & Marcia Calhoun, Jr. Bob & Laura Campbell | Ronnie Campbell | Richard D. & Cheryl Carlson | Bow Carpenter | William B. Cary | W.C. Cheatham Levi Christenson | Chris & Christina Clark | Darryl Clark | Robert Douglas Clark | W.D. “Bill” & Shirley Clark | Clear Fork Ranch Dan O. Coates | Dan W. Coates | Tom Cochran | Bob Coffee | Roger Cole, D.V.M. | Mary Colgan | Moe Collins | T.W. Comer George Conly | John M. Copeland | Don Corley | Dustin & Missy Cothern | Taylor Crambell | Richard & LuAnn Crist Billy & Molly Crozier | Bob Crow | Crumpton-Cunningham Partners | Larry Crumpton | Raymond Cruthis | Joe Cunningham Shirley Crystal | Cuerno Largo Cattle Co. | Palmore Currey | Carl Curry | Dick & Cheryl Curry | Jim Curry | Gwen Damato G.C. “Bo” & Dorie Damuth | Billy D. & Delynn Davis | Charles & Belinda Davis | James Davis | Gene & Eileen Day Brandon & Easton Dean (Paver) | Shad & Betty Dean (Paver) | Brett & Darcy DeLapp | Mrs. Ted Derryberry | Alexandra Dees JoAnne & Jim Dickens | Richard Dimon | Darin & Dawn Divinia | Claude H. Dixon | James P. Dodds | Frank Doherty Mike Donelly | McKenna Donovan | Warren & Cathy Dorathy | Double R Acres | Stephen A. Douglas, Jr. Dow Longhorn Ranch | Wallace E. Downey | Andy Drake | Dreamcatcher Ranch | DuBose/Semkin Partnership A.E. & Laura DuBose | Keith & Tina DuBose | Donley & Carol Duerksen | Neil & Paula Dugger | Blake Dwoskin | Nancy C. Dunn David & Jana Edwards | El Coyote Ranch | Bernard Esunas | Evans Cattle Co. | Dave & Billicarole Evans | Shirkie Evans James & Pia Eyman | Russell Fairchild | Richard & Jeanne Filip | Allan Finch | Howard Fleming | Bobby & Linda Fletcher Dale & Gina Francisco | Rick & Tracey Friedrich | Fuhriman Cattle Co. | Wilford Fultz | G-C Longhorns | G R Ranch Gerald Galipp | Asa & Joan Gamble | Ron & Donna Garison | Roger & Jacqueline Garlitz | Gene Garrett Judge Thomas & Nola F. Gee | George J. Gerst, Sr. | Don Gibson | Mark Gilliland, M.D. | Golden Spread TLBA Malcolm & Connie Goodman | GM Goodpaster |J. H. Graham | Tom & LeAnna Graham | Tom & William L. Graham Lucas Graywolf | Bobby Grimes | Cecil Guinn | David & Melissa Hackney | Hacienda PBT, LLC | Curtis & Kathy Hall Brad & Robin Hancock | Dennis Handschke | Dot & Dick Hansen | Sidney Hanson | Sidney Hanson, Sr. David L. or Robert W. Harcrow | Harman Ranch, LLC | Doyle Harrell | Harrell & Sons Cattle Co. 14 Kent &February 2014 | James Hazelton | C.W. Hellen | C.W. Hellen, Jr. | Vicki & Corky Helms (Helmwood) Texas|Longhorn Trails Sandy Harrell Lamar Hemphill -- continued on pg. 16


Founders - $250,000 and up

• Name on gold plated branding iron designed exclusively for the building’s showcase. One for you and one for display in the building’s showcase • Naming opportunity in the building • Special invitation to the Grand Opening preview reception and tour of the building • Recognition in the Trails

Benefactors - $25,000 to $99,999 • Name on a belt buckle designed exclusively for the new building. One for you and one for display on the museum’s Wall of Honor • Naming opportunity in the building • Special invitation to the Grand Opening preview reception and tour of the building • Recognition in the Trails

Leaders - $100,000 to $249,999

• Name on silver or bronze plated branding irons designed exclusively for the new building. One branding iron for you and one for display in the building’s showcase (bronze plated branding iron for gifts of $100,000-$149,999; silver plated branding iron for gifts of $150,000-$249,999) • Naming opportunity in the building • Special invitation to the Grand Opening preview reception and tour of the building • Recognition in the Trails

Patrons - $10,000 to $24,999

• Name on a plaque designed for the new building’s Wall of Honor • Naming opportunity in the new building • Special invitation to the Grand Opening preview reception and tour of the building • Recognition in the Trails

Supporters - $1,000 to $9,999

• Name acknowledgment on the new building’s Wall of Honor • Naming opportunity in the building • Special invitation to the Grand Opening preview reception and tour of the building • Recognition in the Trails

Builders - $100 to $999

• Special Invitation to the Grand Opening • Prominent recognition in the Grand Opening program • Name recognition on a brick paver • Recognition in the Trails

Charitable Pledge Agreement

Name ________________________________________________________________________________________________ Address________________________________________________________________________________________________ City ______________________________________________________State ______________Zip ____________________ Telephone (Day) ________________________________ (Evening) __________________________________________

Pledge Amount $ ______________________________________________________________________________________ Payable as follows (please specify amounts and dates) __________ / __________ $ ____________ Mo.


______________ / ____________ $ ________________ Mo.


Month in which you wish to be sent a reminder __________________________________________________________ Donor signature


Please make gifts and securities payable to: Texas Longhorn Breeders of America Foundation P.O. Box 4430 Fort Worth, Texas 76164 February 2014


up s r u o y r o f u o y Thank


Don Henderson | Gary Henry | Fritz & Jan Herbst | Donald E. Herrmann | Dr. Gene & Lana Hightower | Verlon Hilburn Jerry Hodge | Ruth & Johnny Hoffman | Dan Hoffmeyer | Mrs. M.P. Hoiness | Hattie Holbein | Holland Farms, Inc. Linda C. Holt | Hooks Longhorn Ranch | Erin Hornbrook | Rufus Low Hoyd | Hubbell Longhorns | Hudson Longhorns Scott Hughes & Jessica Morris | Ken Humphrey | J.B. & Mitzi Hunn | Chap & Ethel Hutcheson | Edith Isaacs | J.W. Isaacs ITX Longhorns, LLC | Greg & Sandy Jameson | Mrs. Judy Jenkins | Jerry Cook Ranch | Jeff Jespersen & John Jespersen Carolina Johnson/Billy Younkin | Everad Johnson | Mrs. Johnson | Joe Paul Jones | Kirby Jordan | Justin Boots | K & M Plastics Alex Kash | Gus Kash | David Kelley | Carl Lee Kemp | Kaso & Lisa Kety | Kimble Cattle Co. | King Ranch | Glenn King Robert R. King | Kathy Kittler | Darwyn & Renee Klarenbeek | Jack Klutts | Phillip Knaupp | K.O. Cattle Co. | Kropp Cattle Co. Scott & Nichole Kruse | Joel & Tamara Kuntz | Lloyd (Speedy) La Fond | Bernard & Bette Lankford | T.E. Laughlin Arthur B. E. Lauman | Lazy K Ranch Mike Leak | Stephen & Peggy Lee | Joel & Shirley Lemley | H.C. Lewis | Little Bears Farm LL Longhorns | Bob & Pam Loomis | Rosemary & Bill Lourcey | Dick & Peg Lowe | Kathy & Denny Lux | M2 Land & Cattle Co. Mike & Kim MacLeod | James Maddle | Mrs. Harry H. Magee | Ron & Barbara Marquess | Maudeen Marks Travis & Jeanne Marks | John Marshall | Ronald J. Martens | Dave Martin | Donald Martin | Max L. Massengale Watt Matthews | Justin Matott | John & Rebecca McCammon | Red & Charline McCombs | W.C. & C.R. McCowen L.D. & Debbie McIntyre | Todd & Kelli McKnight | Michael McLeod | Ricky McLeod | Jack McManus | Susy McQueen Dean & Melinda Melton | Meridian Longhorns | Joy Merritt | Meshell Farms Betty Baggett Miller | Jeff Miller Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller | “Money Maker Bull” | Money Maker Bull Project | Moore’s Longhorn Ranch | Jean Moore Ray & Bernice Moore | Terry R. Moore | Morgan Davis Publishing Co. | Morris/Hughes/Adkins Partners | Edward L. Moses, Jr. Bob Mottet | Mountain & Plains Texas Longhorn Assoc. | John R. Mower | Joe Mueggenborg | James Munster II | Lisa Muratta Steve Murrin | Danny & Lori Mynarcik | Nacogdoches TX Longhorn Sale | Bill Nash | NEL-TAM Longhorns | Brian Nelson David & Kim Nikodym | Sandra K. Nordhausen | North TX & OK Longhorn Assoc. | David & Jo Anne Norwood | Nick Noyes Terry & Arlene O’Bannion | OK Texas Longhorn Assn. | Open Triangle Ranch | Jack Orem, Jr. | L.R. Orsburn | Marvin Overton M.C. Overton II, MD| | Marvin Overton III | Chris & Lisa Parker | James R. Parkey II | Mario & Bernadette Pedroza Doug & Sally Pence | Craig Perez | Allen & Suzanne Perry | Hoyd Perryman | Jack & Betty Phillips | J.G. Phillips, Jr. John G. Phillips III | Michael & Nancy Phillips | Charles Pilling, Jr. | Don & Rhonda Poe | Ponder Boot Co. | Gary L. Pratt Odell Pugh | Mrs. Charles Pyle | Shawn Randolph | Dr. Lee & Linda Ragains | Red Mill Ranch | Resa & Randall Reedy Edward Reese | Micah & Sandie Reeves | Karen Baker Renfroe | Dennis Rhoades | Rio Vista Ranch | David Ritchey David Roberts | Troy Robinett | Dick Robbins | Jim & Becky Rombeck | George & Deborah Rosier | Neil Ross Robert & Kim Richey | S & R Ranch, LLC | William Sadler | Safari B Ranch | Lemon Saks | Terry L. Sales | Ruel Sanders Majorie Sapp | Brad Scherer| Marc, Cheryl & Amanda Schneider | Stan Searle | John Sellers | Paul & Judith Sellers | B.R. Sells Col. & Mrs. Ben H. Settles | Seven Six Ranches| Shamrock Land & Cattle, LLC | John Shivers | Robert V. Shultz Robert M. & Kathryn Simpson | Ralph & Christa Simmons | Singleton Springs Longhorns | Ross Skinner | Bill & Karen Sledge Chad & Janell Smith | Dr. William Smith | M. Gregory Smith | Tom Smith | Charley Snyder | Truman & Joanne Spoon Richard & Linda Spooner | Sour Fork Land & Cattle | Roland Stack | Star Creek Ranch | David R. Starkey Larry & Toni Stegemoller | Nancy Stevens | Doug & Sandy Stotts | Mr. & Mrs. Joe E. Stroube | Dave & Althea Sullivan Randy D. Sullivan | David & Penny Surratt | Jerry, Jill & Jonathan Sutton | Raymond Taggart | John & Christine Talley Buck & Goldie Taylor | Donnie & Marilyn Taylor | Jake & Katrin Taylor | Taylor’s Texas Longhorn Ranch Teinert & Koch Longhorns | Texas Women Western Artists | Thate Cattle Co. | Mrs. Lera Thomas | Corine Thompson Dora Thompson | Thelma Thompson | Cliff & Bonnie Thomson | Thurmond Longhorns | Stanley Tidwell Suzanne & William H. Torkildsen, M.D. | Marcy Toy | Tri-W Cattle Co. | Tri W Longhorn Cattle Co. | Trip Longhorn Triple R Ranch (Richey) | Kurt & Glenda Twining | Jennifer Tyler | Gene Tyson | Underwood Longhorns | James D. Vann Joe & Lorinda Valentine | Vida Nueva Ranch | Paul Vinsant |WBT Farms, LLC | Ron A. Walker | Ed & Sandy Warren Wes Watson | Rickey & Donna Weaver | Denise Webster | James R. Weed | Ty Wehring | Col. Fraser E. West | Westfarms, Inc. Western America TX Longhorn Assoc. | Evonne & Tim Whalen | Larry & Carol Whipps | Cheryl Whiteman | Johnnie Wickham Donald & Sharon Wiens| David Wiesbrock | Richard O. Williams | Marianne B. & Gordon K. Willms | Ingrid Wilson Winella Publishing | Randy & Marsha Witte | Eddie Wood | Joyce Wood | Woodson School Ranch Worthington National Bank | M.P. Wright III | Wright Texas Longhorn Ranch | Tim Wright | Felice Yarbough | Noah L. Yoder

-- continued from pg. 14

Ballot Deadline is December 18th

These are the semifinalists for the 2015 Prince and Princess competition. Thank you to the judging panel of Marshall Ruble, Sarah Tramm, L.D. McIntyre, John T. Baker, Scott Hughes and Kacie Ging. It is never an easy job to judge by only one picture.  To decide the winners for 2015, each of the 11 participating affiliates will be receiving a ballot and will need to rank the semifinalists from 1st-3rd.  Those votes will then be added to the judges’ votes to determine the overall final placings.  The 11 affiliate ballots must be received by Laura at the TLBAA office no later than December 18th.  The winner will be announced at the annual meetings in January, and the presentations made to the owners and the affiliates at that time.






MR. CANADA DOB: 3/27/14 November 2015 March 2015


MR. MOUNTAINS & PLAINS DOB: 2/23/14 17 17

Gifts for Longhorn lovers of all ages

Holiday Gift Guide

By Kelsie McGilvray

Painted Longhorn baseball, $19.95, Texas Gold Minors, www.texasgoldminors.com

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to find the perfect gift for your cowboy, cowgirl, or little cowpoke. This year’s gift guide has that perfect something for everyone you love. Got a sports fan in the family? How about a Longhorn themed collectible baseball from Texas Gold Minors? Don’t forget the Longhorn fashionista in the family, hook her up this holiday season with a blinged out ‘Trust your neighbor, brand your cattle’ tee. Then keep her cozy with a pair of trendy boot rugs!

Girls Chevron and polka dot boots, Anderson Bean, , Texas Gold Minors, www.texasgoldminors.com


100x Rodeo Cheyenne Custom Hat and band, Barbaras Custom Hats, $225, www.barbarascustomhats.com

Trust Your Neighbor Tee, $49.95 and Longhorn Skull Kimono, $47.95, Crutchers Western Wear, www.crutcherswesternwear.com

Boot Rugs, $120-155, Crutchers Western Wear, www.crutcherswestern.com


Printed wallet and matching belt, $150 & $300, Double J Saddlery, Crutchers Western Wear, www.crutcherswestern.com Texas Longhorn Trails

cattle Baron's Premier Longhorn Sale Nomination & Winchester Heifer Futurity Deadline:

5 December 1, 201

February 26-27, 2016 Hosted by the TLBGCA

The sale will be held at the Mid Tex Livestock Auction, 5105 Highway 90S, Navasota, Texas 77868

Phone-936-825-3970 • Located on Hwy 90S @ 3.75 miles east of Hwy 6. Exhibit pens available & space for transit cattle, and vendor lease spots available for sale day

Sale Catalogs will be mailed in February. Sale Catalog and Sale and Futurity consignment forms will be listed online at www.tlbgca.com. Multiple E- blasts will be sent to advertise the Sale. Futurity and consignment cattle can be unloaded at Mid Tex Livestock Barn starting at 7:30 on Friday, February 26th, and the Futurity will start around noon.

Viewing of sale consignments will be Saturday morning before the sale. Breakfast tacos to be served at the Futurity and before the Sale.

Cattle Baron’s Sale & Futurity

Rick Friedrich – rick@iseinc.cc – 713-305-0259 ★ Steve Azinger – s_azinger@commair.us – 713-823-5371 Marion Woolie – marionwoolie@aol.com – 713-898-4972 ★ Doug Stotts - Doug.Stotts@halo.com - 713-598-2220

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A PLANNING CALENDAR FOR BEEF CATTLE HERD HEALTH D.L. Step, D.V.M., ACVIM Center for Veterinary Health Sciences Elisabeth J. Giedt, D.V.M., M.B.A. Director of Continuing Education, Extension and Community Engagement, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences Oklahoma Cooperative Extension

Developing a sound and practical beef cow-calf herd health program requires more than just obtaining a recipe from a cookbook, because production objectives may vary considerably between individual producers. Producers with knowledge about the production cycle on their premise should be working with veterinarians who have expertise and interest in disease development, physiology and biology. Herd health programs must be customized to meet the needs of individual producers. Herd health program choices are impacted by: • geographic locations • climate/weather variations • housing and available facilities • animal density at different points in production cycle • resource availability • individual animal differences • nutritional status • exposure to non-herd cattle in shared grazing or across fence line • human population demographics • capabilities of care takers Every farmer or rancher should develop a good working relationship with his/her local veterinarian in developing the herd health program. This discussion should include proper animal drug usage and adherence to food safety principles. Successful herd health programs should be evaluated on a regular basis for changes in herd management and to incorporate new information. Beef quality assurance is of particular importance, and the producer must be a part of the veterinarian-client-patient relationship to ensure violative drug residues and damaging injection site lesions do not occur. Herd health programs have often focused on infectious disease treatment, prevention, and parasite control. However, in modern production animal agriculture, the focus is on optimizing herd health and animal well-being, efficient production, and maximizing net return to the business unit. Working closely with your veterinarian will allow identification of individual herd needs and development of customized health programs to address these variables and challenges. There are several constraints that must be recognized before this program can be used: 1. The calving interval must be 12 months. 2. Calves should normally be weaned at five to nine months. 3. A definite breeding period must occur (90 days or prefer-




ably less). Bulls must be put with the cows and removed from the breeding pastures on schedule. If A.I. is being used, proper facilities and heat-checking methods must be utilized. Confirmation of pregnancy (pregnancy check) should be performed after appropriate interval following A.I. or removal of breeding bulls. Nutrition must be monitored and maintained to meet specific requirements at specific times of the year.

Photos courtesy of Mary Stahl




Records must be kept that at least contain breeding, calving, weaning and vaccination and parasite control procedures. Individual cow records and disease incidence records are also important. Beef quality assurance is of particular importance and the producer must be a part of the veterinarian-client-patient relationship to ensure violative drug residues and damaging injection site lesions do not occur. The veterinarian must be able to regularly evaluate the program and assess its impact upon the overall production and income of the cattle unit. Your veterinarian should be consulted for diagnostic procedures and should advise on vaccination and treatment programs. Your veterinarian should be aware of the nutritional requirements of reproduction and be familiar with formulations of rations or recommend the assistance of nutritional consultants for least cost rations. If these programs fail to increase production or decrease loss, they should be eliminated. The veterinarian should be will--continued on pg. 22 Texas Longhorn Trails

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--continued from pg. 20

Planning Calendar for Beef Cow Calf Operation Other considerations to discuss with your veterinarian


Basic program recommendations

60 days pre-calving all females

If management is adequate, should not need any vaccinations Evaluate BCS

Scours vaccinations


Evaluate facilities and environment Equipment: sterile, proper function Review protocol for monitoring and when to assist delivery Monitor herd for nutrition and separate by age and BCS to manage feed intake appropriately

Quality colostrum Frozen colostrum Colostrum supplements Colostrum substitutes

Calf born

Individually identify Record birth Assure adequate Colostrum

Dip navels, weigh calves Castrate

Breeding Bulls

Viral respiratory diseases (IBRV, BVDV) Leptospirosis Parasite control program (location and season dependent) b Breeding soundness examination

PI3V, BRSV Vibriosis

Start breeding Heifers

Start breeding heifers 30 days or more before cows

Start breeding adult cows Remove Bulls Branding time-calves 2 to 4 months

45-90 days after introduction depending on goals

Individually identify (if not already performed): brand, ear tag Castrate Clostridial: 7- or 8-way (location dependent) Parasite control program (location and season dependent)

Brucellosis (bangs) - heifers - (marketing decision) (follow age restrictions) Viral respiratory diseases Leptospirosis Pinkeye Tetanus

Weaning 5 to 9 months

Clostridial: 7- or 8-way (location dependent) 4-way or 5-way viral respiratory diseases (IBRV, BVDV, PI3V, BRSV) Leptospirosis Weigh Calves and evaluate BCS and growth BCS and Pregnancy test cows and evaluate culling criteria Parasite control program (location and season dependent) b

Brucellosis (bangs) - heifers - (marketing decision) (follow age restrictions) Preweaning/weaning vaccination program Weaning/post - weaning vaccination program Pinkeye

Replacement heifers 13 to 16 months

4-or 5-way viral respiratory diseases (IBRV, BVDV, PI3V, BRSV) Leptospirosis Clostridial: 7- or 8-way (location dependent) Parasite control program (location and season dependent) b Monitor growth: Rule of Thumb-heifers should weigh 65 percent of mature weight at start of breeding season

Make sure individually identified Vibriosis

Process adult cow herd

Viral respiratory diseases (IBRV, BVDV) Parasite control program (location and season dependent) b Leptospirosis Evaluate individual animals: udder, eyes, disposition, feet, joints, legs, soundness Pregnancy check and evaluate culling criteria Evaluate BCS

PI3V, BRSV Anaplasmosis control Vibriosis

a These are general guidelines and recommendations. Individual herd programs may vary considerably. Consult your veterinarian for specific recommendations. b Follow all label directions and your veterinarian’s recommendations.

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Contact Amy Weatherholtz • amy@tlbaa.org • 817-625-6241 Friday, January 15

8:00 a.m.

Cattle Moves in for Sale Will Rogers Memorial Center

9:00 a.m.

Sale Cattle Available for Viewing

12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m

TLBAA Board of Directors Meeting Stockyards Station

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

TLBAA General Membership Meeting

4:00p.m.-4:45 p.m.

Youth Stock Show Entries Parade w/Fort Worth Herd

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Reception/Social Hour

7:00 p.m.

Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Ceremonies

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Saturday, January 16

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Sale Cattle Available for Viewing

11:00 a.m.

Eddie Woods Cowtown Classic West Arena Will Rogers Memorial Center

Sunday, January 17

1:00 pm. – 2:00 p.m.

TLBT General Membership Meeting Will Rogers Memorial Center – Cattle Barn 4

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

World Show Committee Meeting Will Rogers Memorial Center – Cattle Barn 4


By Henry King Lazy J’s Bluegrass, a nine-year-old Texas Longhorn steer owned by Joseph Sedlacek of Greenleaf, Kansas, is enshrined in the newly released 2016 edition of Guinness World Records as possessing “the largest horn spread on a domestic living steer.” “The Guinness thing to me was something I wanted since I was a little kid,” said Sedlacek. “I was always getting the Guinness books from the library. I always thought it was neat to see the records. So this kind of fulfills two areas with the Longhorn world and Guinness world. It was defiantly on my bucket list to do.” “I’m the fourth generation in my family dealing with registered stock – and every generation we changed. Four generations back, it was horned Herefords, then my Granddad did some Milking Shorthorns that he registered, then my Dad switched and raised registered Angus. Then, of course, I went completely out of the loop when I went to Longhorns.” “I started raising Longhorns in August, 1996 -- I was 15 years old and it was one of those things -- I always wanted Longhorns, but Dad would never let me have one. He said


they’re mean, they’re wild, they’re crazy, you can’t have one. Finally, when I was 15 years old, I had enough money of my own to buy my first little group. I bought a bull and two cows. Then I got a big herd right after that. I was hooked on them pretty fast. I kept buying as many as I could through the years, and about three years ago, I was voted as one of the Top Twenty Breeders Under Forty. I’ve got six rifles now from the futurities I’ve won and it just kind of blossomed from there.” Because of his lifelong interest in Guinness World Records, it was only natural that Sedlacek would want to find a way to have an actual entry in the book. That opportunity came when he entered Lazy J’s Bluegrass in the 2014 Horn Showcase and won in the trophy steer competition. He submitted the measurements to Guinness, but because the record books are only published in September, there was a time lapse of nearly a year before the information could be released. “That’s how I got the ball rolling to get the record and certificate. We measured him in October, in conjunction with the Horn Showcase satellite measuring that was held here at our place. There was a Director and a lot of official people Texas Longhorn Trails

here that had nothing to do with me measuring him. You can’t have an affiliate, or your ranch, or anything like that, measuring him. For Guinness, it had to be official.” “It’s a pretty good-sized packet of paperwork. I had to have witness statements from people there that we actually did the measurement; I had to have a video done; I had to have multiple pictures at different angles, and since his record was for the longest horn-spread on a living animal, we had to have a vet there to verify that this is a living animal – it was a lot of paperwork, but it was worth it.” “Go to GuinessWorldRecords.com and you’ll be able to find him right away,” said Sedlacek. “The video was put up yesterday morning (September 10, 2015). I checked this morning, and for a 24-hour period, over 7400 people had already viewed that video. It’s getting a lot of traffic, and several television networks picked it up. People in North Carolina saw him on their local news; he was on local news on NBC here in Kansas, some people in Texas saw it on CNN. There’s world-wide coverage of him – it’s not just the United States.” “They have a really good following – if you go to Guinness on their Facebook page, they have like 9.4 million peoNovember 2015

ple that follow Guinness World Records on Facebook.” By following through on his childhood enthusiasm for the Guinness records, Sedlacek has opened a potential worldwide audience for the Texas Longhorn. The book, which is updated annually, goes on the market each September to tap into potential Christmas sales. And the book itself holds a world record, as the best-selling copyrighted book series of all time. Guinness World Records published its first annual of record-breaking achievement in 1955. Today, the Guinness World Records book has sold over 130 million copies in more than a hundred different countries and has been translated into more than 25 languages across the globe. Guinness World Records also has a TV show which has been watched by over 750 million people annually. It combines factual entertainment with mind-blowing record attempts and has been enjoyed by viewers in the UK, USA, China, Japan, Germany, Italy, Australia and across Scandinavia. Records are the heart of everything that Guinness World Records does, so to ensure that record-breaking is open to all, applying and attempting a record is free. They receive more


than a thousand applications a week, but fewer than 5% of these ever become a Guinness World Records title. Lazy J’s Bluegrass, the steer that stars in the Guinness records and video, measured 117.25 inches tip-to-tip in winning the Trophy Steer class of the 2014 Horn Showcase, and that is the measurement that will go into the Guinness records. “Bluegrass won the last two years at the Horn Showcase,” said Sedlacek, “and he won me six bronzes. We won Tip-toTip and Composite the past two years with him.” By J L McBrides Pride and out of J L Amanda’s Valentine, the nine-year-old steer was bred by Lynn Mosdell of Kanab, Utah. His record-holding horn growth is no accident – Diego’s Hot Shot appears three times in his third generation and Diego’s Hot Shot also sired Starlight, the long-time record

son of Top Hand and picked him up this past weekend. Darol has been one of my mentors. He was one who would always respond to my emails back when I was 15 years old, and he has been a big influence in where I am today. He and Dale Hunt are the guys I would give a lot of credit for helping me in the right direction, always taking the time out of their day if I needed to ask a question or anything like that.” “We sell Longhorns in each of the tiers of cattle – last year we sold one of our really good bulls to Mike Bowman – he bought Sniper from us. He was one of our high-dollar bulls. Some people buy from us to butcher for meat – that is one avenue, but we don’t sell many to go that way. Some go to rodeos for roping stock. I sell a lot of bulls that go to commercial breeders that are breeding for ropers or breeding their Angus heifers. I’ve got a big clientele that comes back and buys a lot of bulls from me. With all the stardom that Lazy J’s Bluegrass has given the ranch, I’ve been selling

Joe Sedlacek and Lazy J’s Bluegrass being filmed for footage on Guiness Book Youtube Channel.

holder for horn length in a Longhorn cow. Joseph Sedlacek and his wife, Stephanie are the parents of Ava, 9, Noah, 6, and Weston, 3. Raising cattle is Sedlacek’s only occupation. “I used to do other things,” he said, “but then it was always kind of in the way when I was working for somebody else. If you have a sale, you’ve got to get off on Friday, and it was sometimes a problem. Longhorns was what I always wanted to do, so all I do is raise Longhorns now.” They maintain a herd of about 130 head of registered Longhorns. “The grass is really good in Kansas,” he said, “it doesn’t take as many acres to raise them up here.” “We had our house in town and bought our acreage six years ago. A couple of years later we finally got our house built and moved out to live on the acreage. We built a big house because nearly every weekend we have somebody come by to look at cattle or we have Longhorn friends staying with us, so it works really well.” Word of mouth and Facebook had been Sedlacek’s main modes of advertising until about a month previous, when his new website, built by Hired Hand, went online. “I kept putting off doing it, but it was well worth the money. My first month, I had about nine thousand hits, and that’s a lot of people looking at your website. I’m very pleased with it. I’ve already sold everything in my sale pen twice, so what I have in there is the third group in a month.” “I sell a lot of cattle – I sell about 200 animals a year. I’m buying and selling, going all over the country. I put about 60,000 miles a year on my truck, doing all Longhorn stuff. No trip is an empty trailer – we usually have something going or coming. It’s got to pay its way.” “I just got back from Darol Dickinson’s place in Ohio last week. My Top Hand bull came from him, and I purchased a


Joe & Stephanie Sedlacek with their bronzes at the 2014 TLBAA Horn Showcase

a lot of calves for trophy steer prospects. People come and see him and buy a couple to raise for trophy steers.” “My core herd really doesn’t change a lot, but I do a lot where I take in trade and stuff like that – that’s fun. It helps somebody out that doesn’t have money to buy a cow, and I don’t always have money to buy a cow that I want. The trading thing works really well for us.” “My wife and I bought this piece of land and built our new house, and that’s where we raise our Longhorns. You can see it in that video of Bluegrass – that’s the lane that goes up to our house, and you can see our house a couple of times in the video.” “That’s what I always wanted – I always wanted big steers and I always wanted them right up on the lane so I could see them every day.” And with nearly ten feet of horn on that Guinness recordholder, Bluegrass will add a lot to that scene. Editors Note: At time of press, Lazy J’s Bluegrass added two Horn Showcase bronzes this weekend. He has won 8 bronzes in three years and never been beat in any categories. Congrats to the Sedlacek family. Texas Longhorn Trails

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✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯ HIGH SELLING LOT:

The weather was good. We had a small cool front come through the day before the sale that dropped temperatures to a perfect degree for an outdoor event. There were 250 in attendance for Friday and Saturday. There were catered meals each day, an open bar throughout the event and a live band Friday night. We had 101 lots cataloged. There were 6 donation lots, two scratches & six PO's. The cattle lots sold for an average of $3,216.00 The 6 donation lots sold for $7,825. They represented a variety of interests this year. $3,600.00 went to Methodist Foster Home for Children. $1,912.50 went to the Harper Volunteer Fire Department, $1,912.50 went to the Silver Wings Fly-In HOA and $400.00 went to the TLBAA Building Fund.


SHAMROCK MIKES ROSE Consignor: Kent & Sandy Harrell Buyer: Bow Carpenter


Sale Host Rick Friedrich & Kent Harrell, Tulsa, OK, consignor of the high selling lot

Consigned by Frank & Michelle Hevrdejs. Buyer: Zech Dameron, III

Josie Becker and Lynn Struthoff, San Antonio, TX Bow Carpenter, Comfort, TX, buyer of the high selling lot

$8,750 – STARS ON TARGET Consigned by Tom & Linda Harman. Buyer: Star Creek Ranch

$8,750 – OL HIGH HOPES

Consigned by Bill & Suzanne Torklidsen. Buyer: John Oliver

$8,500– M ARROW CALENDAR GIRL Consigned by Red & Charline McCombs. Buyer: Roger & Debbie Witham

$7,000 – TURNING GUN GAL Consigned by Kent & Sandy Harrell. Buyer: Rick & Tracey Friedrich


John Marshall & Bubba Bollier, Llano, TX; Jason Christa, Stockdale, TX Tony Mangold, New Braunfels, TX; Sam Doty, Wynnewood, OK; Wes Clark, San Antonio, TX

Consigned by Larry & Toni Stegemoller. Buyer: Hal Meyer

$6,250 – ZD LACEY J'S LEGACY Consigned by John & Debra Helm. Buyer: Kent & Sandy Harrell

Gary & Lisa Rossow, Dayton, TX


Consigned by Richard & Jeanne Filip. Buyer: Todd & Kelli McKnight

$5,000 – STROKE OF LUCK BH Consigned by Dora Thompson. Buyer: Barrett Evans

Roger & Debbie Witham, Alvord, TX; Toni & Larry Stegemoller, Cleburne, TX

James Stewart, Junction, TX; Trey Whichard, Sugar Land, TX


Suzanne Torkildsen, Fayetteville, TX; Ron Martens, Somerville, TX Texas Longhorn Trails

Keith & Marci Hagler, Taylor, TX

Raymond Taggart, Sargent, TX; Jim & Shirley Page, Sargent, TX; Jaimie Page, Austin, TX

Paul Mounce, Austin, TX; Kerry Mounce, Bennington, OK

Mark Hays, Spring, TX; Bill Marcil, Omaha, NE

Gary & Pamela Liddell, Houston, TX Allen Weihrich, Fredericksburg, TX; RenĂŠ & Steve Azinger, Houston, TX

Danny Russell, Edna, TX; Daniel Harabis, Shiner, TX

Doug & Sandy Stotts, Houston, TX Brett & Teresa Krause, Thrall, TX

Steve, Kris & Jacob Peterek, Weimar, TX; Stacie & Corey Friar, Boerne, TX

Mike Crawford & Pam Watkins, Rockwall, TX

Teresa & Gary Harp, Marble Falls, TX

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Ron Martins, Somerville, TX; Felix Serna, Kingsville, TX


--continued from pg. 22 ing to train the rancher or herdsman to properly perform procedures that do not require the services of a veterinarian. This should include the proper use of vaccines, parasite control products, therapeutic products and most importantly, proper cleaning and disinfecting practices. The veterinarian should also instruct the producer on routine emergency procedures and when to call for professional help. The calendar has been developed as a template to follow when initially developing herd health programs for commercial beef cow-calf operations. Additionally, this calendar, even though not all inclusive, has been designed as simply as possible to minimize or eliminate many of the confusing issues related to these types of programs. Refer frequently to the calendar for a more thorough understanding of the points stressed in this Fact Sheet. The calendar is divided into columns. It is organized so farmers, ranchers and caregivers can apply the information and guidelines to their own individual situations. Producers can utilize this table as a checklist to prepare for the events in their individualized production cycle. 1. The left-hand column identifies times in the production cycle when beef cattle are most commonly handled and processed and decisions regarding health and business should be implemented. It is reasoned that recommendations designed around these times are more readily accepted by the producer and have the best potential for optimizing health of the entire herd. 2. The center column presents basic or minimal guidelines for most commercial beef cow-calf herds. 3. The right-hand column provides information that certain herds may need to address to optimize health and production. 4. For the specific considerations outlined in this column, it is strongly recommended to consult your veterinarian. Again, it is stressed that these are general guidelines and recommendations. Programs should be customized to meet the needs and objectives of every herd. It is beyond the scope of this Fact Sheet to discuss details of goal setting; however, the health and viability of any business including beef cow-calf operations must define long- and shortterm goals. To determine if goals are being attained, pertinent information must be recorded. Accurate records can be used for measuring goals and measuring financial and production parameters of the business. Data collected must be reviewed and used to make informed business decisions. In other words, do not collect information just to be collecting information. Record systems for beef cow-calf operations can be as simple as a pocket calendar or as technical as a software computer program. Regardless of the system chosen, it is imperative that information is recorded and the system in place prior to calving. Special Procedures Some aspects of preventative medicine do not fit into a reproductive calendar but are governed by season or climate. Some of these are internal and external parasite control and anaplasmosis control. A. Deworming programs 1. Due to differences in types of grasses, rainfall and level of



internal parasite infections within herds, it is recommended that you seek your local veterinarian’s advice on specific deworming programs for your herd. Remember, new products become available and some older products are removed from distribution. Check with your veterinarian about the most appropriate product and time of administration or application for your herd. Advantages of deworming: a. Less feed to maintain cows. b. Better body condition, therefore, improved milk, production and breeding efficiency. c. Improved weaning weights in calves. Oklahoma and Nebraska ranch trials showed an average weaning weight increase of 25 pounds in calves from dewormed cows when compared to controls.

B. External parasite control programs 1. Treat for grubs after adult heel fly season. Carefully follow directions. Some topical/pour-on products may be potentially toxic to Brahman breeds. 2. Treat for lice in winter. Most products require two treatments. Certain lice species suck a considerable amount of blood from cattle and damage the hair coat, thereby causing them to loose body heat and increase wintering costs. 3. Insecticide fly tags should be applied when the fly population reaches 200 per animal, in general. Tags may markedly decrease the amount of horn flies, reduce face flies to some extent and certain products help to reduce the tick population. Always follow label directions regarding the number of tags per animal. Some research has suggested that products that use two tags per animal provide better face fly control. The manufacturer recommends removing tags when product quits working. Horn flies can develop resistance to fly tags. Contact your veterinarian or extension entomologist for advice on the best tag to use. Wear protective gloves and clothing and wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after tagging or when taking a break. C. Anaplasmosis control 1. The equation for any anaplasmosis problem is a simple one: No control measures + carrier cattle +horseflies and ticks (or blood transfer) + susceptible animals = OUTBREAKS. 2. In southeast Oklahoma, a control program is a must! 3. Carrier animals are considered carriers for life. 4. Common control methods utilize chlortetracycline orally during the vector season plus one month. In certain locations, this control method must be practiced all year long. In some instances, a conditionally licensed anaplasmosis vaccine is used for control purposes. Work with your veterinarian on the best program for your individual herd. 5. Anaplasmosis can also be spread from cow to cow with tagging equipment, dehorning and castrating equipment and using the same needle repeatedly during vaccination procedures, etc. So, practice good techniques when working cattle. Texas Longhorn Trails

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Dear TLBT Members, As we near the end of the year, we also get closer to the holiday season. I hope that you’ve been keeping this year’s theme in mind. Surely there are several opportunities to place yourself in someone else’s shoes during the holidays. Maybe your local church has a Thanksgiving meal package event, or maybe your 4-H has a program to give a box of Christmas gifts to someone who might otherwise not get any gifts for Christmas. Opportunities are all around you, so keep your eyes open. I’d like to remind you that for our service project this year, we’ll be helping Beautiful Feet, a ministry that serves the homeless in the Fort Worth area. We would like to set out a box at shows, where people could donate clothing, and maybe even go volunteer as a group at their soup kitchen. I look forward to seeing your familiar faces at the Fort Worth Stock Show this year; we’ll be having our second general membership meeting there, so I hope to see all of you. I hope that you spend these next few months with friends and family, giving what you can, and being thankful for all you receive. “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” – Melody Beattie Sincerely,

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Joseph Russell

TLBT Office: Teen Director Age: 14 School: Home Schooled Number of Years in the TLBT: 1 yr

Why did you join the TLBT? To be able to show Longhorns. What are your favorite memories of the TLBT so far? Getting to meet other people who enjoy showing Longhorns too. How is the TLBT going to help your future career? I want to be a farmer and rancher, so getting to work and know other people in this field will be helpful in the future. Do you enjoy showing Texas Longhorn cattle, and why? Yes, it has been neat getting to train my Longhorns and spending time with my family at the shows. What advice would you give to a newcomer in the TLBT? Get involved and get to know the other members.

and study here often, because throughout the year questions, answers and information found here could QUIZ BOWL PREP Read be on the Quiz Bowl at the Longhorn Expo. TLBT development Although minerals make up only a small portion of the animal’s body, they are of great importance in the growth, and reproduction of your animal.


The World Show Qualifying Circuit and an annual World Show was established by the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America (TLBAA) through action by its Board of Directors on May 27, 1987.

EDITORIAL How many bronzes has Lazy J’s Bluegrass won for the Sedlacek family? 32

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We would like to extend a warm welcome to each of you! Since July 1, 2015, we have added 97 new members to our association. You are in good company, as you join over 4,900 TLBAA members that share the same passion as you‌the Texas Longhorn. Our membership is full of folks who love to share their knowledge, talk about their breeding programs and help you make the most of your membership. We encourage breeders to reach out to each other as first-hand experience is the best source of encouragement and information there is. We at the association also provide services and information to make your experience with Texas Longhorns as rewarding as possible. Through the TLBAA and affiliates, there are many opportunities to gather at meetings, ranch tours, shows, sales and more. We hope to see you at an event soon! Mac Coalson WEATHERFORD, TX John P. Goen SEMINOLE, TX NASA Longhorn Project LEAGUE CITY, TX Mark Fritz GRANBURY, TX Mark and Heidi Duzan MOCKSVILLE, NC Mike Mason QUEEN CITY, TX Chucody McNiven LAUREL, MT John Baird HILLSBORO, ND Ken & Crystal Wunsch THREE HILLS, AB, Canada Pat Black PASADENA, TX Robert Tyler Harrison KRUM, TX James and Randi Bennett DANVILLE, KY Tom & Marisa McBride CYPRESS, TX Scott Parker CARTHAGE, TX Yes or No Ranch LEANDER, TX Lamar & Carrie Brown AUSTIN, TX Lane Cowden FORT WORTH, TX Pelton Longhorns HUDSONVILLE, MI Kimberly Long HARPER, TX Brandon Crisp ARENAS VALLEY, NM Hakuna Matata Ranch PALO PINTO, TX Laird Holliday MCKINNEY, TX Gene Bender GREENVILLE, TX Horn Ranch LORENA, TX Dan and Penny Buechler CADDO MILLS, TX William D. Troyer MILLERSBURG, OH Greg Culell HALLS GAP, VIC, Australia Dan and Rene' Nettles HOUSTON, TX Fred Howell AMARILLO, TX Tommy & Lou Ann Smith SHATTUCK, OK C. Wayne Magee MYAKKA CITY, FL Leon Lennemann SCRIBNER, NE Leslie Lautenschlager PALMER, NE Frank & Tina Wilmeth MOUNT VERNON, TX John and Carol McTaggart GODLEY, TX Bill Wagner SANTA ANNA, TX Timothy D. O'Connor (Tim) PLANO, TX Michael and Patricia Mills TAYLOR, TX Colleen & Clint Christianson POLLOCKVILLE, AB, Canada J Bar L Ranch LLANO, TX Reza and Jill Badiozzamani MCALLEN, TX Gregory L. James GRASS LAKE, MI Hoosier/ Jones Partnership GREENVILLE, AL Rockin Hil Ranch BENNINGTON, KS Logan Griffin DECATUR, TX Ethel Loitz SAN ANTONIO, TX Hudson/Adkins/Hughes Partnership FLOYDS KNOBS, IN Marshall/ Smith Partnership LLANO, TX

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Mel Turner MILLSAP, TX Blake Gentry RANDOLPH, AL Carlos Paz RANDOLPH, AL Dylan McCombs RANDOLPH, AL James Ledbetter RANDOLPH, AL Braeden Cushing HINES, OR Rob & Marilyn Hunt HOWE, TX Jeff & Denise Lively ELKHART, TX White, Bladen, Roy Partnership HIGHLAND, UT Michelle Filer ALTO, TX Williams Ranch LEESBURG, TX Billie Tate & Sharon L. Hill MODEL, CO Bolen/ Torkildsen Partnership FAYETTEVILLE, TX Reck/ Groter Partnership WHITEWRIGHT, TX Chupacabra Ranch NAVASOTA, TX Johnny Koons DALLAS, TX Timothy Ellis BEACH CITY, TX Justin and Adrienne Henry FALLING WATERS, WV Kenneth W. Cates KEMP, TX Painted Bull Cattle Company, LLC ALPINE, UT Scott & Shery Damuth GUN BARREL CITY, TX Brody Frye NEW RAYMER, CO Donald Greer BERTRAM, TX L Bar T Ranch GUNNISON, CO Ty Anders CRAWFORD, NE Himmelreich/ Lindsey Partnership DAYTON, TX Ashley Ivy SOSO, MS Damato/ Dowling Partnership WEATHERFORD, TX David Thompson BULVERDE, TX Hoosier/ Double H Partnership WASHINGTON, IN Scott Lail GLEN ROSE, TX Mark Matson FORT WORTH, TX The Last Call Ranch KERRVILLE, TX Stotts/ Big D Ranch/ Circle Double C Partnership HOUSTON, TX Beck/ Clinard Partnership WEATHERFORD, TX Addison Crumpton MIDLOTHIAN, TX Brackebusch/ Stoltz Partnership MILLERSVILLE, MO Lioba Elena Neismann MARSHALL, TX Pasinee On-yam MARSHALL, TX Asia Martinez MURCHISON, TX Abigail Mitchell TALLASSEE, AL Dunn/ C&F Longhorns Partnership ECLECTIC, AL Jaxson Clinard ROCKDALE, TX Kylie Sands ALVORD, TX Hans Otto Kudsk Jorgensen RINGKOBING, Denmark Clay Bailey MOUNTAINAIR, NM Leah M. Caperton ENNIS, TX


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How old are you/ what grade are you in/what division do you show in? I am 10 years old and in 5th grade. I show in the Intermediate division. How did you get “hooked” on showing Longhorns? I first started showing Longhorns because my parents made me, but I ended up loving it. I love being around my animals, and I enjoy hanging out with all my show friends! At State Fair of Texas From left to right, the back row is

What is your favorite part about having Texas Josh Courtney, Jimmie Gee, and Carter Smith. The bottom row is Caden and Jackson Grace. Longhorns? My favorite part about having Longhorns is breeding my heifers and seeing the results! It's fun to study the bulls and pick out one you think might work great with this heifer or that heifer. And I love coming up with names for each of the new calves. Any tips for new showman? Make sure you give your animals plenty of food, water, space and love. Never give up on your calf or yourself even if you get last place. Most of all have FUN! What’s your favorite ice cream flavor? I have two favorite flavors of ice cream - it depends on what day of the week it is - they are mint chocolate chip and cookie dough.

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Letting cows feed themselves during winter is one of the best ways to save on winter feed costs. Some form of harvested forage is generally used in winter climates when snow covers the pastures, but a lot of time and expense can be saved if you don’t have to haul the hay in from the fields and then haul it back out to the cows. Windrow grazing (especially annual forages) has become popular, and bale grazing is gaining attention. Bale grazing and windrow (swath) grazing both provide some economic and environmental advantages over traditional feeding methods. Nancy Peterson and her husband and son raise cattle in western Nebraska and started bale grazing several years ago. “We calve out about 380 pairs and summer 280 pairs. We notill about 2300 acres of farm ground. This region is marginal farm ground. The soil is very sandy and we only get 14 to 16 inches of precipitation annually. This ranch didn’t have much pasture, so we’ve spent many years trying to match our resources with a management system that makes sense. We do a lot of swath grazing,” she says. About 1000 acres of their farm ground is 26 miles from their headquarters. “Since we no-till, and forages are a crucial part of the crop rotation, and we hate baling, we generally move livestock up to that part of the farm and swath graze. This works well, except not all the fields have stock water. Every now and then we have to put up hay on a field that doesn’t have water, since we can’t swath graze it. So we put cattle on the nearest


field that has water—and move the bales into that field for them to graze,” explains Peterson. “We put out enough bales for a week’s worth of grazing. “It would probably be better to do it more frequently, but the reason we did it only once a week is that we had no way to plug in the tractor 26 miles from home, and didn’t want to take the tractor up there more often than once a week,” she says. “The thing we like best about bale grazing, partly because we are no-till farmers, is that it’s a wonderful treatment for poor ground. It really increases the organic matter and soil fertility. It stops the erosion from sandy washouts and blowouts. We’ll continue to do some bale grazing and swath grazing on land we think needs improving or wherever we have a problem area,” says Peterson. Petersons plant their next crop on the bale-grazed field, and it works well in spite of litter/waste from the bales. “It really improves the ground. We get better yields following the bale grazing. And this year, when we combined our wheat where we bale grazed 2 years ago you could see where every bale was. The wheat was thicker and the heads bigger—in a big circle about twice the diameter of the bale,” says Peterson. “Hay waste is an issue, and I think you sacrifice a little cow condition because they crowd in and the big cows eat more than their share. Towards the end of the week, the younger cows aren’t able to get to the really good feed. We were giving them some protein in the form of distillers grain and felt we did all --continued on pg. 38 Texas Longhorn Trails

TLBAA Breed Advisory Committee’s

NOVEMBER Herd Management Guide SPRING Calving:

1. As fall approaches and warm season grasses become dormant, realize that the protein and energy values of your pastures will decrease below levels necessary to satisfy nutritional requirements of pregnant females entering the last third of their pregnancy. Feed pregnant mature females to consume adequate energy, protein, minerals and vitamins prior to calving. If pasture grass is limited due to overgrazing or poor rainfall during the summer, then energy is your first concern. Feeding a medium (8-10 % crude protein) to high quality (15-17 % crude protein) hay free choice will provide an excellent source of energy for the females. If pasture grass is plentiful, but dormant and poor in quality, then protein is generally your first concern. Assuming that your cows are in good body condition, feeding low levels of a high crude protein supplement (32-40 percent crude protein) is your best alternative. If your cows are thin in body condition, then feeding higher levels of a low crude protein, high energy range cube (20 % crude protein) will provide increased intake of vital nutrients. If winter pasture or cool season variety grasses are available, then the females should not need additional energy or protein supplementation. A source of salt as well as a good commercial calcium:phosphorus mineral mix with added Vitamin A should be available on a free choice basis. 2. Evaluate the growth of your bred heifers. The goal should be to have your bred heifers weigh 85 % of their mature weight, including the weight of the fetus, prior to calving at 23-25 months of age. Because of this threshold weight, bred heifers should be fed to gain a minimum of one pound per day. 3. Consider controlling internal and external parasites. Treating internal parasites as well as lice infestations are important management decisions.

of a low crude protein, high energy range cube (20 percent crude protein) will provide increased intake of vital nutrients. Young, lactating females have 20-25 percent greater supplemental needs than mature cows. 2. Provide supplemental feed for bulls grazing dry, dormant range grass according to age and condition of the bulls: (a) feed mature bulls 3-4 pounds of a 40 percent crude protein range cube daily; (b) feed young bulls 8-10 pounds of a high energy, 20 percent crude protein cattle cube daily, and (c) supplement additional feed as necessary to keep bulls in good body condition as breeding season approaches. 3. If not already completed, conduct breeding soundness exams and fertility checks on all bulls prior to the breeding season.

4. Typically first calving females require 20 to 30 days longer to return to estrus or heat after calving than mature cows. As a result, begin breeding your replacement heifers 20 to 30 days before the rest of the cow herd. This management practice will allow the firstcalf heifers additional time to return to estrus so that they can be bred following calving next year with the remainder of the cow herd. 5. Consider controlling internal and external parasites. Treating internal parasites as well as lice infestations are important management decisions.

FALL Calving:

1. Continue the feeding program begun in October. The nutrient requirements for energy, protein, minerals and vitamins of lactating females increase substantially. During the first 3-4 months of lactation, a 1000 pound cow with average milking ability (producing 10 pounds of milk daily) requires 11.5 pounds of energy, 2 lbs. of protein, 0.06 pounds of calcium, 0.05 pounds of phosphorus and 36,000 international units of vitamin A per day. Make sure that your females are receiving adequate nutrition so that they will cycle at the first of the breeding season. Feeding 3-4 pounds of a 40 percent CP supplement, 4-6 pounds of a 30 percent CP supplement or 6-8 pounds of a 20 percent CP supplement per head per day should be adequate to meet most protein and energy needs. Choice of appropriate supplement (20 percent CP, 30 percent CP or 40 percent CP) should be based upon cheapest source of protein. Price per pound of protein may be determined by dividing the cost per pound of protein supplement by the percentage of crude protein in the supplement. A source of salt as well as a good commercial calcium: phosphorus mineral mix with added Vitamin A should be available on a free choice basis. If your cows are thin in body condition, then feeding supplemental hay plus higher levels November 2015


--continued from pg. 36 right, but for us the swath grazing is better, regarding waste and cow condition.” The bale grazing is best, however, for improving poor ground and “fixing” the worst areas. Even though there is more waste, she sees this as a positive rather than a negative, because the “waste” becomes fertilizer and improves the land. “When we first started swath grazing in 2005, we used electric fence and limited the amount of swaths, but we don’t do that anymore. The cattle don’t waste enough to warrant limiting them or justify the labor to move the fence, on frozen ground. We just turn them out on the swaths,” she says. “We used to winter our cows on swath grazing until we were able to rent some cornstalks a lot closer to home. I was grateful for the Canadian research and information because when you get a foot of snow you wonder if you are doing the right thing. But the cows do fine. You may not be able to see the swaths, but the cows know where they are.” Once they root through the snow, they’ll eat the feed. NEBRASKA RESEARCH Jerry D. Volesky, Range and Forage Specialist at University of Nebraska Lincoln’s West Central Research and Extension Center, says windrow grazing can work very well in many situations. “About 12 years ago I worked on a research study here, on a meadow that had been grazed lightly in spring and then allowed to regrow. In early September we cut the forage and put it in windrows. We compared leaving it in windrows versus baling and hauling it to a stackyard and hauling it back to feed cows in the winter,” says Volesky. “We grazed those windrows November through February with weaned calves, weighing 500 pounds at the start of the program. We measured forage quality and found it kept just as well as hay that was harvested in big round bales. Our calf weight gain on windrow grazing was equal to that of calves fed hay. Windrow grazing was a cheaper alternative,” he explains. Another advantage is that any organic matter (waste from the windrow, and manure) serves as fertilizer for the next few years. “We strip-grazed the field in sections, giving the calves a week’s allocation at a time, using electric fencing. They waste less that way. Otherwise they have a tendency to pick through windrows over the entire field and bed in the hay. In our program, the calves wasted about 25% of the forage. We didn’t try to push them to clean up the feed. After the study ended in February we brought in some dry cows and they ate more of it, so there wasn’t a lot of waste,” says Volesky. When cutting forage, make fairly big windrows, with a lot of volume. Hay keeps better in the larger windrows. Wind can be a factor, however, if it scatters the windrows. Moisture damage is minimal unless you have a lot of rain. It helps to cut it at a higher stubble height than when cutting hay, so windrows are not lying directly on the ground. “The feed lies in the windrow for several months and there is potential for mold, but once the hay is cured in the windrow, it doesn’t spoil much—other than some discoloring of the top


surface. Underneath, we didn’t have any mold problems. Here in Nebraska, and on the Great Plains, Montana, Wyoming, etc, our fall weather is usually relatively dry,” he says. The advantage of leaving the feed in windrows rather than letting the cattle harvest it on the stem is that you can cut it at optimum maturity, locking in nutrients at a higher quality stage. If left on the stem it becomes overly mature and dry, losing quality. “Stage of maturity is the important thing when you cut it. You capture the quality at that stage,” says Volesky. TWINES VERSUS NET-WRAP Producers have tried various types of twine and ways to avoid the challenge of removing frozen twines from round bales. Leaving unwrapped bales in the hayfield (taking the twines off, for later bale grazing) is an option, but only works if they are eaten fairly soon after baling. Otherwise they come apart and won’t shed moisture, wildlife get into them more easily, and there is more spoilage. It’s also impossible to move them if you need to. There are two kinds of twine—sisal and plastic. Sisal can be left on the bales. Some producers remove plastic twine before it freezes to the bales with freezing rain or melting snow. “If bales will be grazed in the field where they are made, sisal twine Photo courtesy of Randy Steele is a big advantage because you don’t have to clean it up. You can leave it on the bales and it’s biodegradable. There’s an advantage to leaving twine on because it helps hold the bale together as the cows eat it,” says Klein. Plastic twines should always be removed because they can last too long in the environment, and can be a mess in the field for next haying season. Twines are also dangerous to cattle because they may get caught in their hooves or around their head or legs. Ear tags may get caught and pulled off by twines. Plastic twines are hazardous for cattle if ingested, since they don’t break down as readily in the stomach as sisal and may create indigestion or plug the digestive tract. Net wrap is often used, even though it costs more. There is less leaf loss, and it’s faster when making hay; the bale is completely wrapped with just 1.5 to 2 revolutions. Leaving net wrap on the bale also acts as a feeder, slowing down cattle’s ability to break the bale apart and waste it. “Most people with big herds are using net wrap, and leave it on the bales. They may pick up the net wrap later in the winter, but it’s easiest to clean it up in the spring. It’s amazing how easy it is to pull net wrap out of the litter and manure. The net wrap is fairly easy to pull out, compared to pulling twine out of a grazed bale. When cattle eat on a bale wrapped with plastic twine, the twine is tangled in amongst the hay that’s left and it can be a nightmare trying to get it twine out,” says Klein. There is some danger leaving net wrap on the bales, however, to pick up later. If cattle ingest pieces of net wrap it can cause serious problems. Texas Longhorn Trails

Our affiliate World Qualifying show was a success at the Redmond, OR, Deschutes County Fair show. Contestants from Oregon & Washington came and promoted the Longhorn cattle to the public. T S Contestants won some nice silver platters and lots of ribbons. E W NORTH ORN Thanks go to Joel , Tami & Travis Kuntz for being the show chairmen & sponsors of the beautiful awards. LONGH TION A I Jr. Champion Free Div. Female - JT Clear Bowl of Roses (Joel & Tamara C ASSO Kuntz); Reserve Jr. Champion Free Div. Female - SRL Bonnibelle (Mark & Renee Scott) Sr. Champion Free female - SRL Diamond Rose (Mark & Renee Scott); Reserve Sr. Champion Free female - K-T Autumn (Rocking K Bar T) Sheryl Johnson President Grand Champion - SRL Diamond Rose; Reserve Grand Champion - K-T Autumn j5longhorns@yahoo.com Grand Champion Mature - ST Royal Platinum (Joel & Tamara Kuntz); Reserve Grand Champion Black Pearl ( Rocking K Bar T) Open – Qualifying Bulls (Free) – 1st place - JT Clear Hitter (Joel & Tamara Kuntz) World Qualifying Show Jr. Champion- JT Clear Bowl of Roses; Reserve Jr. Champion - SRL Bonnibelle – Exhibited by Brandon Cushing SR Champion- K-T Autumn – Exhibited by Sarah Tramm; Reserve Sr. Champion – K-T Vanilla Ice – Exhibited by Chance Kearney Grand Champion Female - K-T Autumn – Exhibited by Sarah Tramm; Reserve Grand Champion – SRL Bonniebell – Exhibited by Brandon Cushing. Grand Champion Bull- K-T Copenhagen - Exhibited by Chance Kearney Jr. Champion Steer- K-T Willy- Exhibited by Sarah Tramm; Sr. champion Steer-K-T Peanut - Exhibited by Chance Kearney; Grand Champion Steer - K-T Peanut- Chance Kearney; Reserve Grand Champion Steer - K-T Willy - Exhibited by Sarah Tramm Jr. – 1st - Brandon Cushing; Int. - Chance Kearney; TEEN - 1st - Sarah Tramm

Howdy from the NTLBA! We'd love to have you join our association by contacting our President Scotty O'Bryan at sjo_07@hotmail.com. Also, please visit our website at NTLBA.org to keep up with our latest information, and while you are there, check out our sale pen! Are you ready for the NTLBA Holiday in Decatur, TX that will take place December 11-13th? The event will kickoff on EXAS R Extravaganza T H T Friday night a youth points only show, Saturday will include a premium paying open R NO EEDE show, trophywith R B N steer show, and miniature show, and Sunday will be the TLBT premium paying R LONGHOSOCIATION show. Please contact show chairs Scotty O'Bryan and Ryan Culpepper for more information. AS Also, the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo is quickly approaching, and we hope to see you there. Many NTLBA members have been competing in shows nationwide, including the State Scotty O’Bryan Fair of Texas and the Deep South Texas Longhorn Shootout! We would like to congratulate all President sjo_07@hotmail.com NTLBA members on their winnings and wish you best of luck in the season! To all our fellow breeders, Longhorn admirers and show friends, Longhorn dreams and green pasture wishes!

This is the season when you talk to any ETLA member and he or she will either be loading up or returning from one of the many shows that dominate the calendar this time of year. ETLA has AS X E T T two shows of its own: the first is at the East Texas State Fair in Tyler, under the superb superintenEAS BREEDER N dency of Dr. Gene & Lana Hightower. Prior to the actual show weekend, 195 head of Longhorn R LONGHOSOCIATION cattle entries were reported by the ETSF office. Some of these cattle will be in the ring ore than AS once. Preliminary numbers indicated 126 youth entries; 39 head in the open and free division, with an additional 12 trophy steers signed up; and 68 head on the books for the open, haltered competition, all happening October 2nd - 3rd. Our second show is actually sponsored by the Kaufman Police Association, set for its 5th year James Wilkins November 20th-22nd. For the second year in a row, we will be returning to the Henderson County Fair 903-617-0675 Park Complex located in Athens. Joel Norris has his workers lined up for a terrific weekend, but needs james.wilkins40@yahoo.com everyone's entries. Call him at (972) 533-4945 and get entered before the deadline. The KPA show is always a fitting prelude to the upcoming Thanksgiving celebration. Hoping to see you soon in beautiful East Texas! --continued on pg. 42 November 2015


Dam of Merit Program: Great Opportunity to Showcase Dependable Productivity of Texas Longhorn Females 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

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CO Barbwire

David M. Hillis, Austin, Texas

Cross M Cherokee Miss

G&L Enchantment

Dr. Gene & Lana Hightower, Van, Texas

G&L True Obsession

Dr. Gene & Lana Hightower, Van, Texas

High Hope, FD

Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller, Socorro, New Mexico

Bo & Dorie Damuth, Magnolia, Texas


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Ed & Sheryl Johnson, Molalla, Oregon

Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller, Socorro, New Mexico Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller, Socorro, New Mexico

Miss CP Ruler 562 Miss Peppermint Picabo Phantom

Rawhide Lady Pebbles

Double D Arena, Outlook, SK, Canada

SP Hija

Ben Tanksley, Alpine, Texas

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Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller, Socorro, New Mexico

Westhaven Ranger Reddy Fraser West, Ione, California

WT Miss Mona’s Liberator

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

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


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

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

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--continued from pg. 39 Another good year for the Colorado State Fair Longhorn Show. Numbers were up again this year. LAINS P & Exhibitors are enjoying two world qualifying shows on S AIN one weekend. I want to thank those exhibitors from New MOUNT S LONGHORN Mexico, Nebraska and Texas for TEXA CIATION making the trip to Colorado. ASSO We know the work and dedication it takes to make those long trips. Kenny Richardson, President Starting Sunday morning with (970) 352-3054 krichardson21@aol.com the free show, judge Tim Stidham www.mptla.org expertly sorted through the tough competition. That was followed by the youth and haltered show. That evening a great time was had at the barn party, with beef brisket, smoked sausage and everyone left happy and stuffed. Monday was another beautiful Colorado day for a Texas Longhorn Show. Our judge was Jerry Mullands of Florida. Judge Mullands has judged here before and as before he did a great job. Thanks again to our out of state exhibitors!

The Gulf Coast Affiliate of the TLBAA has an active calender of events. I am writing this in mid September. Our fiscal year started at the end of June. So, we just got recharged with a hand full of new officers and directors. N R O H The Affiliate Prince & Princess competitions are currently in full swing. Last year, we were very LONG TEXAS GULF COAST fortunate to have a member’s animal be selected to both final groups for the Prince and the ER Princess. So, we have high hopes of doing it again this year. We have previously selected a Prince BREED SOCIATION AS and a Princess to represent our affiliate. We had 11 heifers entered in the Princess competition and feel like we have a real good one selected that will make her way through to the next level of Rick Friedrich voting. Time will tell. President rick@riverranchlonghorns We just finished replacing the show cattle at the NASA Longhom Project. This season we have 18 plus Longhoms in place for the FFA students of the Clear Creek School District to groom and show. The animals are on loan from our members. The students will show the animals in eight shows over the course of a year to win scholarship money and prizes. The expenses are funded by the animals owners and grants made available by the Longhom Development Board (my second or maybe third job, lol). These Longhoms are displayed to tourists at NASA as well as school kids on field trips. The Longhom pens are on the regular route for the NASA Visitors Tram, so the cattle are seen by approximately 750,000 tourists each year, plus the pens are also toured annually by 4,500 field trip students in the 3rd & 7th grade. It is major exposure for our breed. I have seen this program come full circle, by having a student that showed Longhoms in it, become a breeder that donated cattle back to it. We are in the planning stages of our Spring Show to be held again at Miracle Farms, Brenham, TX the first week of May. At this show, we will also donate some show cattle to young students via random drawing. It helps us get more students active in owning and showing Longhom cattle. We are also working on our Winchester Futurity and Cattle Baron's Premier Longhom Sale to be held at Mid-Tex Livestock Auction Barn in Navasota, Texas on February 26 & 27, 2016. We are now taking sale consignments until December 1st. A consignment form can be dovm loaded at TLBGCA.com.


The NTLA's 35th Annual Sale will be in Broken Bow, NE. The date has been set for Saturday April 16, 2016. Deadline for consignments will be March 26th. Hope to see you there. More to come later. Check out our association website at www.nebraskatla.com for sale info, sponsoring ranch, state fair sponsors, board of directors, photos of past events, etc. Our annual meeting is coming up soon...Saturday January 9th at the Kearney Rodger Damrow, President Firefighters Museum. New members are always welcome. Memberships are $15 for (402) 423-5441 annual membership, lifetime membership is $150 and youth membership is $5.00. Thank you, John & Diane Murphy for hosting our luncheon this year. RSVP to Diane at 402.791.2099 by Jan 2nd. --continued on pg. 44


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SPECIAL EXTRA! EXTRA! TLBAA Announcements Texas Longhorn Breeders of America Foundation

Hall of Fame Committee

Register 5 for $100 (15-36 mos.) Sept. 1 - Dec. 31, 2015 Rick Fritsche (817) 625-6241 or rick@tlbaa.org Dana Coomer (817) 625-6241 or dana@tlbaa.org November 2015

The newly-formed TLBAF Hall of Fame Committee conducted its first meeting on Tuesday, September 15, 2015. Dr. Gene Berry of Baton Rouge, LA was elected chairman and Charlene Semkin of Perry, OK was elected vice-chairman. Other committee members include Jimmy Jones, Jim Rombeck, David ‘Nik’ Nikodym, and Bernard Lankford. Each committee member will sit for a three-year term until January 2018. The committee is primarily responsible for reviewing and selecting, with Foundation Board of Directors final approval, the inductees into the Texas Longhorn Breeders Hall of Fame, planning and conducting of the Hall of Fame induction ceremony and selection of Hall of Fame recognition awards.


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Announcing Horn Safe Livestock Crowding Panels Submited by Darol Dickinson

The mortal enemy of Longhorns and legs is vertical parallel openings in heavy use areas of cattle work. When open vertical spacings connect with horizontal livestock movement, it may not be a pretty thing. Bry Chute and Crowding Panels eliminates the vertical "traps" that have caused over 90% of livestock handling accidents; not just damage to cattle, but handlers who reach through tight verticals for vaccinations and health procedures. Please check out the DCCI safe horn design. No other system is available just for the longest horns - always think safety. Beyond the BRY Chute, the design for an extra strong companionquality corral panel is finally complete. It is the BRY Crowding Panel. As with the BRY Chute, it easily and safely accommodates wide horned cattle. This same design also makes the flow of all cattle breeds safer when being squeezed, loaded or confined into an area they may resist. This is not an imported "beer can" thick panel that can be carried under one arm. The BRY Crowding Panel has optional hinges and the first changeable/reversible bolt latch. It converts from a temporary corral panel, to a permanent sturdy chute alley, to a 180 degree swinging gate. Panels are with or without 1" bolt latches and 180

degree hinges for maximum versatility. The Bry Crowding Panel is Hi Tensile steel, 14 ga. 1-3/4" square tubing. Hi Tensile steel is 65% stronger than mild steel which is used by most panel manufacturers. Square tubing is 47% stronger than round tubing. Panels are 8', 10', or 12' long and 52" tall. When installed 12" above ground the full height can be 64." The Bry has pre-drilled bolt holes for permanent post attachment using 3/8" bolts or screw-in lag bolts. The BRY Crowding Panels allow a smooth horizontal flow of all types of cattle with no vertical parallels to cause appendage hang-ups or breakage. The total horizontal connection design makes the BRY safer for all horned cattle during crowding. The BRY can resist large amounts of stress from rough stock without damage. The optional smooth-turning BRY hinge can be welded to steel or bolted to strong wooden posts. The new 3000 lb test design, 1" bolt latch may be attached up, down, or either side, at any height convenient, or totally removed. The BRY Crowding Panel is a completely welded unit that is nearly indestructible. BRY's are dip coated burgundy inside and outside. When you are tired of the light weight stuff, and want something built stronger, to last longer - choose the BRY System, made in the USA. For prices - dickinsonlonghorn.net/bry/index.cfm?con=panels or call (740) 758-5050, DCCI Equipment.

--continued from pg. 42 Hello from Idaho. We have had a very busy and informative year that culminated in our world qualifying show on August 29th at the Western Idaho State Fair. We had an excellent show this year with five producers from Idaho and one from Oregon represented which had premium payouts of about $6,000. We had an impressive group of Longhorns that kept the Longhorn barn packed with people every day and evening. The show went on in a professional and timely manner with an excellent job of announcing by Connie Erskine and a great job of judging by M.T. Anderson of Canyon City, OR. Mr. Anderson was very good at explaining the animals and criteria of the judging to the spectators. We were able to fill the seats and standing room and hold the crowd throughout the show. This was a major accomplishment which made our breed stand out from other cattle shows. Our members were kept busy answering questions about Longhorns and the benefits of Longhorn beef. We are seeing a huge increase in Guy Packer, President the public interest of Longhorn beef. We had great feedback from the spectators and the fair board. The 208-631-6992 Western Idaho State Fair is an excellent format for breeders in this region to show and promote the gvpacker@msn.com Longhorn breed and the benefits of Longhorn beef. Due to the untimely passing of our president Dean Goodner, all of the members of the affiliate have stepped up and worked together to keep the affiliate going. We are grateful for the assistance of the staff at the TLBAA and the input and patience of the staff of the Western Idaho State Fair. Due to hard work and dedication every member now knows the workings of starting, maintaining and promoting an affiliate in addition to presenting a world qualifying show. We would like to invite any Idaho breeders and breeders from the surrounding areas to join our affiliate in promoting our breed. We would also like to reinstate our youth show so bring your youth along.


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--continued from pg. 40 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 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


Folsom Falls Posh Folsom Falls Ranch, Fred & Marijo Balmer, Folsom, NM GC Little Star Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller, Socorro, NM G&L Enchantment Dr. Gene & Lana Hightower, Van, TX G&L True Obsession Dr. Gene & Lana Hightower, Van, TX G&L Silver Sage Dr. Gene & Lana Hightower, Van, TX G&L Star Spangled Dr. Gene & Lana Hightower, Van, TX Granite Daisy Double D Arena, Outlook, SK, Canada Indian Girl 636 Carla Jo Payne, Slidell, TX JRJ WR 978 Double D Arena, Outlook, SK, Canada Ksanka Lily Belle Robert & Sheryl Greene, Eureka, MO Lizzy’s Splash Eagles Nest Ranch, Ben & Ilse Myren, Colville, WA Lupemitedookay Debra Lesyk & Dwight Overlid, Double D Arena, Outlook, SK, Canada Meadowwood’s Carmen Charley & Doris Snyder, Elgin, OK Meadowwood’s Clementine Charley & Doris Snyder, Elgin, OK

Meadowwood’s Tango Brink Longhorns, Frederick, OK Molly Hunts Best 01 Chris Bandley, St. George, UT Nutmeg 7/4 Double D Arena, Outlook, SK, Canada Picabo Phantom Double D Arena, Outlook, SK, Canada Rawhide Lady Pebbles Double D Arena, Outlook, SK, Canada Rusty Zipper Frank & Barbara Renfro, Clinton, MO S-D Sparkle Plenty Rudy & Marilyn Bowling, Kaufman, TX Silver Sage Double D Arena, Outlook, SK, Canada 3W Legends Country Erin Lazy JP Ranch, Dublin, TX 3W Pot of Independence Dale & Bev Sorem, Nevada, IA Westhavenreddy'sspecks Broadhorn Ranch, Douglas & Katie McDonald, Fernley, NE WT Miss Mona’s Liberator Pearl Longhorn Ranch, Allen & Suzanne Perry, Evant, TX

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

CORRECTION from October, 2015 issue: On page 51 of the October, 2015 issue of Texas Longhorn Trails, Richard Filip was erroneously listed as a member of the new Texas Longhorn Breeders of America Foundation Board. Mr. Filip’s photo and biographical information from a TLBAA project was picked up in error. The TLBA Foundation Board members are Red Steagall, Donald Jury, Steve Murrin, Bill Hudson, Lorinda Valentine and Rick Friedrich.

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DIVISION A Kristine Fossum Matthew J. Durkin Bud South Darrel and Cindy Blocker Billy R. Walker Nancy C. Dunn Dora Thompson Aaron Adkins Ron A. Walker

Angus Strickland Terry R. Moore Ann Gravett Claude or Carole D. Lipscomb Hudson Longhorns Terry King Danny D. Guffey M & M Cattle Company Bill Gardner

Emily Ingram Jack Shier James & Lynette Haltom Kasar & Lisa Kety Meridian Longhorns William N. De Vane, Jr. Farmer Cattle Co. Hoenstine's Diamond H Farm Mark Hubbell

Royal Heritage Farm Viggo Mortensen Carlos Paz C & F Longhorns David & Angie Wulf E & L Texas Longhorn Farms Ethan Loos Jimmy L. Jones Leonard & Lisa Helmstetter

Mark, Darryl, Keith Christenson Ray & Donnah Stavig Scott Hughes Touchdown Ranch Trampas & Erica Cook Westfarms, Inc. William Wick Chuck Swan Tom A. Smith

DIVISION B S. Ann Wight Richard James Filip Gary M. & Shirley Webb Ron & Barbara Marquess Doug and Sandy Stotts IM Rockin I, LLC John Oliver Bob and Cathy Iversen David W. and Bracy Wars Loyd Gibbs Mike Crawford & Pam Watkins Douglas/Virginia/ Patricia Watson Gary Kudrna Lee & Gay Gaddis Malcolm & Constance Goodman Sheryl L. Hall Rick & Tracey Friedrich Ron Skinner Greg Franks Harman Ranch, LLC Ken and Beth Smith Michael McLeod Ohlendorf Land & Cattle Co., LLC Struthoff Ranch Trigg & Traci Moore Gary and Lisa Rossow Stan and Jimmie Jernigan Denman & Pam Watson Elias F. Hal Meyer, Jr. Helm Cattle Company James & Amy Roesler Triple R Ranch Star Creek Ranch Steve and RenĂŠ Azinger Margie J. Powell

Raymond Chislett Ronnie & Jackie Mullinax Barrett & Melanie Evans BPT Longhorns Brent & Cynthia Bolen Dr. Zech Dameron III El Coyote Ranch Jim Taylor J.T. Wehring Justin P. Woods Kimberly Lee Parker Kris Michalke Peterek Marion M. Woolie Marty and Donna Robeson Pat & Stan Ivicic Rick & Janis Brooks Rio Vista Ranch Stanley Tidwell Front 30 Ranch Rocking 'O' Longhorns John R. Randolph Allen & Suzanne Perry Brennan L. Potts Cody M. Himmelreich Dave & Althea Sullivan David and Colette Varner Don Bordelon Don & Lois Huber Frank Anderson, Jr. Grace Cattle Company, LLC Jason Christa John & Diann Chase KB Longhorns Keith & Tina DuBose M. A. Vanek

Nathan & Rachel Geick Roy & Maria Bailey Shyanne McClendon Stephen P. Head Steven & Ruby Retzloff Suzanne & William H. Torkildsen, M.D. Tom and Cay Billingsley Top Shelf Longhorns William F. Caldwell Crossed T's Cattle Company Dale and Linda Smith Ron & Kevin Asbill John and /or Judy Coats Alan Sparger, III Armstrong Ranch @ Wolf Hollow Ashleigh Meek Bill & Molly Crozier Bow Carpenter Brown's Longhorns Bruce and Connie Ollive Cadiz Longhorns Carla Payne Chase Vasut Chris & Charland Burton Craft Ranch Crecelius Farms David and Linda Mills Donald Greer Donnie Taylor Dr. W. Lou Shields George and Cindy Dennis Greg and Carol Walter Hacienda PBT, LLC Hickman Longhorns, Inc. H & L Ranch

James K. Turner Jeffrey Boone Jeremy and Tina Johnson John Marshall Joshua L. Boone Ken Harris Kurt Twining Larry Ginn Larry & Meloney Ferguson Madison Connell Michael and Patricia Mills Michael & Audrey Cline Mike and Kim MacLeod Rachel Faske Rockin 4 B Scott & Denita Young Shannon Larson Steven Zunker TL Longhorns Todd Williams Tommy Neal Cowan Tony Mangold Twin Creeks Ranch Ty Allsbrooks Vincent T. Girolamo W.A. (Al) Vinson Lazy L Longhorns Agave Blue GTX Farm, LLC Clinard Longhorns Kalli Winters Louis M. Ivey Mark & Julie Chambers Schumacher Cattle Company

DIVISION C Dean & Belinda Franke Mary Mann Todd and Kelli McKnight Ray, Kale & Julie Williams Larry Dean Gilliland Jr. Dan & Deanna Stoltz Fred & Cheryl Bryant Doug Hunt Anchor D Ranch Kent & Sandy Harrell Scott & Amelia Picker Kenneth J. & Valerie J. Webb Brett Bartlett Melissa McClain

M W Ranch Rock Creek Ranch Clint & Joan Short Kerry and Nancee Mounce Blake & Annette Coady J5 Longhorns Petersen Longhorn Brett or Darcy De Lapp Carole Muchmore Joseph Sedlacek Melissa Reese Neil Glasgow Pace Cattle Company Ronald C. or Lana K. Pearson

Ron & Jo Jones Woodson School Ranch Joseph M. Graham Brock Murphy Daniel & Angelina Fey Dean M. & Jill K. Wagner Double D Trust Properties Easton Jane FIFTY TALL Ranch Lin Torgerson Mike & Jan Bradstreet Mike Lutt Tom and Molly St. Hilaire Warren and Cathy Dorathy

Dee & Janet Huntley Millard and Ruth Winter Alexandra Dees Barbara & David Sipherd Bill Murray Charles and Mechell Griffin David & Kimberley Nikodym Del Vic Farms Dr. Lee & Linda Ragains Dylan Pfizenmaier James and Mary Clark JBR Longhorns, LLC Jerry and Gretchen Lotspeich Jim Hutchinson

Kent Bladen M2 Land and Cattle Co. Mark Gilliland, M.D. Mike & Debbie Bowman Oren & Dianna O'Dell Peter & Stacie Hood Randy & Kathy Nash Rockin' J Longhorns Sunnybrook Cattle Company Thate Cattle Co Dale Hunt Jon and Cindy Johnson

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

• Thanks to the Good Lord for providing good pastures, water and an outstanding calf crop. • Thanks to our Longhorn friends who helped us in so many ways this year. • Thanks to new and old breeders who chose our cattle for their herds. The Longhorn life just gets better!! Call or visit…we have outstanding bulls, cows, heifers and steers for sale at reasonable prices. To schedule a ranch tour or just to “talk Longhorns”, call:

Dorie or Scott 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 Law office: 903-887-0088 • Fax: 903-887-2925 Scott Cell: 214-546-3681 • Shery Cell: 940-393-0991 sdamuth@damuthlaw.com



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


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

HAULING - Anywhere-Anytime We specialize in Longhorns. Dan Tisdale (940) 872-1811 Mobile: 940/841-2619 Randy Mack (940) 366-6215 Have you seen the new, improved website? www.tlbaa.org

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A Adcock, Terry & Sherri ....................................49 Almendra Longhorns......................................47 Anderson, Frank Jr. & III ..................................9 Astera Meadows Ranches ..............................49

B Bar H Ranch......................................................47 Barbara’s Custom Hats ..................................37 Beadle Land & Cattle..................................8, 47 Bentwood Ranch............................................IBC Big Valley Longhorns ......................................47 Billingsley Longhorns ....................................48 Blue Ridge Ranch..............................................21 Brett Ranch ........................................................48 BT Farms ............................................................48 Buckhorn Cattle Co.........................................48 Bull Creek Longhorns ....................................49 Butler Breeders ................................................8-9

C Caballo Bravo Longhorns..............................47 Callicrate Banders ............................................35 Cattle Baron’s Premeir Longhorn Sale ........19 CedarView Ranch....................................47, IBC Champion Genetics........................................43 Christa Cattle Company ..................................8 Circle Double C Ranch ..................................48 CV Cowboy Casanova..................................IBC

D Dalgood Longhorns ..........................................9 DCCI Equipment ............................................43 Deer Creek Longhorns....................................49 DK Longhorn Ranch ......................................47 Diamond Q Longhorns ................................48 Doug Hunt Longhorns ..................................49

E Eddie Wood Cowtown Classic........................5 Edna Winter Festival ........................................21 Elah Valley Longhorns....................................47 El Coyote Ranch ................................................1 End of Trail Ranch ....................................11, 49


L Little Ace Cattle Co.............................................8 LL Longhorns......................................................8 Lodge Creek Longhorn ..................................47 Lone Wolf Ranch..............................................48 Longhorn Sale Pen ..........................................41

M McLeod Ranch ....................................................8 Moriah Farms ..................................................48

N National Western Stock Show ......................31 Northbrook Cattle Co.....................................48

P P & C Cattle Pens ............................................35 Panther Creek Ranch ....................................2-3


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Photos for “Just for Grins” are welcome, but they cannot be returned. Send your caption to: Texas Longhorn Trails, Attn. Myra, P.O. Box 4430 • Fort Worth, Texas 76164 or myra@tlbaa.org (Email entries should include address.) Please specify which month your caption is for.

R & R Ranch......................................................48 Rancho Dos Ninos ..........................................49 Red McCombs Ranches of Texas ................BC Registered Texas Longhorn Beef....................27 Rio Vista Ranch............................................8, 13 Rockin I Longhorns ............................9, 23, 49 Rocking P Longhorns........................................8 Rocky Mountain Longhorns ........................47 Rolling D Ranch ..............................................47 Running Arrow Farm......................................43

S 7 Bar Longhorns ..............................................35 Safari B Ranch ..................................................48 Sand Hills Ranch ........................................7, 47 Schumacher Cattle ..........................................48 Semkin Longhorns..........................................48 Sidewinder Cattle Co.........................................9 Singing Coyote Ranch ....................................49 Silver T Ranch..................................................IFC SS Longhorns....................................................48 Star Creek Ranch..............................................19 Stotts Hideaway Ranch ..................................48 Struthoff Ranches of TX..................................49

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Texas Gold Minors ..........................................41 Texas Longhorn Soap......................................43 TK Ranch ..........................................................FC TLBAA Affiliate Prince & Princess ................17 TLBAA Horn Showcase ..................................27 G TLBAA Longhorn Weekend ..........................23 Gilliland Ranch ..............................................IBC Triple R Ranch (TX) ..........................................9 Twisted Sister Ranch........................................19

Falls Creek Longhorns ......................................9 First Financial Bank..........................................31 Flying Diamond Ranch..................................47 Foundation World HQ & Museum ............14, 16


Haltom Hollar Ranch ....................................47 Helm Cattle Co. ..............................................48 Hickman Longhorns ......................................48 Hired Hand Software......................................35 Hudson Longhorns ....................................2-3 Hudson-Valentine Vegas Sale ......................2-3 Husky Branding Irons ....................................43


U Underwood Longhorns..................................47

W Walker, Ron ......................................................49 Westfarms, Inc.....................................................8 Wichita Fence....................................................41 Winchester Heifer Futurity ............................19


J.T. Wehring Family Ranch ............................48 Jack Mountain Ranch ................................9, 49 Xcalibur Star Partnership................................19 Jane’s Land & Cattle Co. ..................................9 Y Johnston Longhorns ......................................48 YO Ranch ..........................................................41



King, Terry & Tammy..........................................47 Kittler Land & Cattle Co. ..................................47 Zulu Creek Ranch ..........................................IFC

L Lazy A Ranch ....................................................48 Lightning Longhorns ......................................48

November 2015

OCTOBER PHOTO FIRST-PLACE WINNER: “I’ll have that order to go please.”

Greg Williams, Fort Worth, TX ◆


“Do I have to bring the bucket to you?” Kasi Dick, Pawhuska, OK

“Must be in a drought when I have to carry my own water!” Lana Pearson, Fowler, CO

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Save The Date! NOVEMBER 2015 NOV 7-8 • Louisiana State Fair, Fairgrounds, Shreveport, LA; Tina DuBose (979) 277-2656 or tinadubose10@gmail.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. NOV 15 • Fort Worth Livestock Show & Rodeo-ENTRY DEADLINE Entry forms available on the event page at www.tlbaa.org. Entry forms need to be returned to the TLBAA office. Amy Weatherholtz (817) 625-6241 or amy@tlbaa.org NOV 20-22 • Kaufman Police Association Longhorn Show, Henderson Co. Fairgrounds, Athens, TX. Joel Norris (972) 533-4945 or joel1983@embarqmail.com Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth.

DECEMBER 2015 DEC 7-11 • El Coyote Ranch 5th Annual Christmas Celebration Online Sale. Felix or Della Serna (361) 294-5462 or (361) 522-0807 Cell. www.elcoyote.com or www.cattleinmotion.com DEC 11-15 • 2015 Holiday Extravaganza, Wise County Sheriff Posse Fairgrounds, Decatur, TX. Scotty O’Bryan (254) 434-1155 or sjo_07@hotmail.com or Ryan Culpepper (940) 577-1753 or culpepper.ryan@gmail.com. Qualifying Haltered & Youth. DEC 11-12 • Edna Winter Festival, Brackenridge Main Event Center, Edna, TX; Bubba Bollier (325) 247-6249 or bollier7572@yahoo.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth.

JANUARY 2016 JAN 15-19 • TLBAA Longhorn Weekend, Fort Worth, TX; Amy Weatherholtz (817) 625-6241 or amy@tlbaa.org. www.tlbaa.org JAN 18-19 • Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, Fort Worth, TX. Amy Weatherholtz (817) 625-6241 or amy@tlbaa.org Qualifying Haltered & Youth. JAN 22-23 • National Western Stock Show, National Western Grounds, Denver, CO. Lana Pearson- lana14338@gmail.com or (719) 740-0741. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth.

FEBRUARY 2016 FEB 11-13 • San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, AT&T Center, 3201 East Houston St., San Antonio, TX. Bubba Bollier (325) 247-6249 or bollier7572@yahoo.com. Qualifying Free & Youth. FEB 20-21 • San Angelo Stock Show, San Angelo Fairgrounds, San Angelo, TX; Dennis Urbantke (325) 656-9321 or dennis@thhlonghorns.com Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. FEB 26-27 • Cattle Baron’s Sale & Winchester Futurity, Mid-Tex Sale Barn, Navasota, TX. Rick Friedrich (713) 305-0259 or Steve Azinger (713) 823-5371

MARCH 2016 MAR 25 • South Texas State Fair, YMBL, Beaumont, TX. Tina DuBose (979) 277-2656 or tinadubose10@gmail.com Qualifying Haltered & Youth MAR 25-26 • B&C Show-Me Fall Longhorn Sale, Grand River Livestock, Tina, MO. Bill Sayre (660) 734-0827 or Shawn Sayre (660) 734-8782 MAR 25-27 • Oklahoma Spring Shoot-Out, Payne Co. Expo Center, Stillwater, OK. Steve Quary (405) 567-3093 or (405) 932-5531 Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth MAR 30-APRIL 1 • Southeastern Winchester Futurity, WKU Ag Expo Center, Bowling Green, KY. Terry King (850) 956-4154 tklonghorns@centurylink.net

APRIL 2016 APRIL 1-2 • Hudson-Valentine Sale, WKU Ag Expo Center, Bowling Green, KY. Lorinda Valentine (270) 996-7046 or h-vlonghornauction@gmail.com APRIL 8-9 • Blue Ridge Ranch Sale, Llano, TX. Bubba Bollier (325) 2476249 or bollier7572@yahoo.com


TEXAS LONGHORN Coming Events APRIL 15-16 • Rockdale Spring Show, Rockdale Fairgrounds, Rockdale, TX. Sandi Nordhausen-sandi.nordhausen@gmail.com or (512) 898-2401; Merrilou Russell-crose@cactusroselonghorns.com or (361) 781-4221; Christy Randolph-lpinesranch@aol.com or (713) 703-8458 APRIL 16 • NTLA Annual Sale, Broken Bow Livestock, Broken Bow, NE. (402) 423-5441 or (402) 568-2353 APRIL 22-23 • Midwest Longhorn Sale, Winfield Livestock Auction, Winfield, KS. Mike Bowman - mbowman@wildblue.net or (316) 778-1717. www.endoftrailranch.com APRIL 29-30 • Red McCombs Fiesta Sale, Johnson City, TX. www.redmccombslonghorns.com. Alan & Teresa Sparger, alan@redmccombslonghorns.com, (210) 445-8798

JUNE 2016 JUNE 8-11 • TLBAA World Show & National TLBT Youth Show, Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth, TX. Amy Weatherholtz (817) 625-6241 or amy@tlbaa.org. Qualifying, Haltered, Free & Youth. JUNE 15-19 • Autobahn Youth Tour presents the Diann Chase Longhorn Scholarship Expo, Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth, TX. Larry Barker (817) 988-6110 or Allyn Ryan-aryan@abahn.com. www.autobahnyouthtour.com

JULY 2016 JULY 23 • Montana State Fair Longhorn Show, Montana State Fair, Great Falls, MT. Shannon Kearney (509) 684-2963 or (509) 680-0019 or giddyup73@hughes.net. Qualifying, Haltered, Free & Youth

AUGUST 2016 AUG 13 • Western Montana Fair Longhorn Show, Western Montana State Fair, Missoula, MT. Shannon Kearney (509) 684-2963 or (509) 680-0019 or giddyup73@hughes.net. Qualifying, Haltered, Free & Youth.

SEPTEMBER 2016 SEPT 3 • NRLA Sanders Co. Longhorn Show, Sanders Co. Fairgrounds, Plains, MT. Shannon Kearney (509) 684-2963 or (509) 680-0019 or giddyup73@hughes.net Qualifying, Haltered, Free & Youth. SEPT 10 • NRLA Spokane Fair Longhorn Show, Spokane Fairgrounds & Expo Center, Spokane, WA. Shannon Kearney (509) 684-2963 or (509) 680-0019 or giddyup73@hughes.net. Qualifying, Haltered, Free & Youth. SEPT 11 • Spokane NWLA Show, Spokane, WA. Sheryl Johnson (503) 349-4985 or j5longhorns@yahoo.com. Qualifying, Haltered, Free & Youth. SEPT 24 • NRLA Central Washington Longhorn Show, Central Washington State Fair Park, Yakima, WA. Shannon Kearney (509) 684-2963 or (509) 680-0019 or giddyup73@hughes.net. Qualifying, Haltered, Free & Youth.

OCTOBER 2016 OCT 14 • NRLA NILE Longhorn Show, Metra Park Fairgrounds, Billings, MT. Shannon Kearney-giddyup73@hughes.net or (509) 684-2963 or (509) 680-0019. Qualifying, Haltered, Free & Youth.

Would you like to get your event listed? Contact Laura Standley (817) 625-6241 or laura@tlbaa.org. Texas Longhorn Trails

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November 2015 Texas Longhorn Trails Magazine  

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November 2015 Texas Longhorn Trails Magazine  

The Official Publication of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America