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Texas Longhorn Trails

November 2014


Texas Longhorn Trails


Texas Longhorn Trails

October 2014


NOVEMBER 2014 VOL. 26 NO. 7

Cover Stories:

About the Cover:

20 Breeder Profile:

Riemer Calhoun by Henry King

MM Miss White Chocolate gets caught by the camera just before the sun goes down. Photo courtesy of Daniel Harabis, Shiner, TX.

28 The Impacts of Oil/Gas

Production on Livestock by Heather Smith Thomas

Feature Articles:

18 Basics of Cattle Immunity 24 Affiliate Prince & Princess Finalists Announced 26 The Deadline is When?! A Look into the Timeline of Trails Magazine

Shows & Sales: 30 Hill Country Heritage Sale

36 Division C Elections 40 Registering & Transferring

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Departments: 10 Officer & Directors 14 On The Scene With Amy 16 A Moment in TLBAA History 38 TLBAA Announcements 42 News on the Trail 42 In the Pen 46 TLBT Letter 48 Affiliate News 50 Herd Management 52 Movers & Shakers 54 Save the Date 59 Ad Index 59 Just For Grins

Notesfrom the Editor The year 2014 is coming to a close. The month of November is a time of being thankful for God’s creatures that includes cattle and family. As we close out this great year, I am honored to be a part of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association serving as your Editor and Graphic Artist. I am honored to work with my outstanding Trails team that includes, Myra Basham, who I have worked with side by side for over ten years. Our teamwork is undeniable as we tackle magazines each month and sale catalogs for our customers. Anna Hendry serves the Trails well as a graphic artist that helps get the magazine together every month and helps our new addition, Kelli Fulkerson, with e-blasts to get them out in a timely manner. Speaking of a spitfire, Kelli is a great addition to the Trails staff! I am pleased by her dedication and determination to help our team and our breeders with their advertising needs. I feel lucky to be a part of this group and to work every month for the association. I am proud to announce the TLBAA will be getting a new website with the new year! Stay tuned as we embark on the new year with a new look for the web. I am looking forward to seeing you at various TLBAA events that will be coming up. The stock show season is coming full force, and I do enjoy the exhibitors showcasing their cattle to the best of their ability. I always welcome suggestions, praises and comments to help the Trails become better for the TLBAA membership. See you down the road!

– Laura Standley (817) 625-6241• (817) 625-1388 (FAX) P.O. Box 4430 • Fort Worth, TX 76164 E-Mail: • Editor in Chief: Laura Standley • Ext. 105 • • Contributing Editor: Henry L. King Advertising: Ashley Loos • (217) 653-8403 •

Phil Norwood • (713) 294-0139 •

Registrations: Dana Coomer • Ext. 116

Graphic Design & Production: Myra Basham • Ext. 108 • •

Laura Standley • Ext. 105 • • Anna Hendry

Rick Fritsche • Ext. 107

Digital Editor/Marketing Specialist: Kelli Fulkerson • Ext. 109 • • Regional Correspondents: Lori Beeson • Nolensville, Tennessee | Paige Evans • Kiowa, Colorado | Deb Lesyk • Outlook, Saskatchewan, Canada | Wanda Moore • Sulphur Bluff, Texas | Bodie Quary • Prague, Oklahoma


Donna Shimanek • Ext. 121

Special Events: Amy Weatherholtz • Ext. 104

Deadline: December 2014 deadline is October 24th.

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

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

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

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

Rocking G Ranch - Mrs. Ramie Griffin 5005 Callais Road • Beaumont, TX 77713 (409) 892-2662 • Fax (409) 838-6926 Cell (409) 790-6565 e-mail:

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

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

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

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

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TLBAA Regions


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

Secretary: Gary Bowdoin • (254) 640-0844

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

Treasurer: John Parmley • (281) 541-1201

1st Vice Chairman: Craig Perez • (979) 906-0043

Director: Ken Morris • (704) 361-6035

2nd Vice Chairman: Tom Smith • (616) 293-0977

Director: Jeff Jespersen • (780) 966-3320



At-Large Director

At-Large Director

Mark Hubbell

(269) 838-3083

Keith DuBose

(979) 277-2161

(620) 704-3493

At-Large Director

At-Large Director

At-Large Director

At-Large Director

Todd McKnight

John Parmley

(281) 541-1201

(701) 590-9073

Region 1 - Director

Region 7 - Director

Jeff Jespersen

(780) 966-3320

Lana Hightower

(903) 681-1093

Region 13 - Director (308) 750-8384 or (308) 246-5600

Region 2 - Director

Region 8 - Director

Region 14 - Director

(704) 361-6035

Ken Morris

(484) 638-0228

Nelson Hearn

Region 3 - Director

Chad Smith

L.D. McIntyre

Gwen Damato

(817) 304-1665

(785) 562-6665

Region 9 - Director

Region 15 Director

Jim Rombeck

Tom Smith

(616) 293-0977

Russell E. Fairchild

(254) 485-3434

(979) 906-0043

Region 4 - Director

Region 10 - Director

Region 16 - Director

Craig Perez

Scott Hughes

(828) 287-4257

Gary Bowdoin

(254) 640-0844

(435) 275-2112

Region 5 - Director

Region 11 - Director

Region 17 - Director

Doug Hunt

Nancy Dunn

(334) 318-0887

Larry Smith

(281) 935-2811

(208) 860-7430

Region 6 - Director

Region 12 - Director

(501) 690-0771

(979) 249-4255

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

Terry Fuhriman

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


(408) 834-0110

Ray Beadle




Chairman: Dr. Bob Kropp – (580) 336-0220

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


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Barbara Linke Named President and CEO of TLBAA The TLBAA Board of Directors has unanimously selected Barbara Linke to be the new President and CEO of the TLBAA. Barbara comes to the TLBAA with 31 years of experience in executive and administrative management. For two and a half years, Barbara served as the Executive Director for the Texas Quarter Horse Association (TQHA). There, she was responsible for the day-to-day operations serving a membership of 3,500; oversight of annual budgets; developing marketing plans for print, online and social media; producing publications; planning events and shows; growing breed awareness; maintaining a breed registry and growing membership and sponsorships. She was also influential in industry public policy. Prior to the TQHA, Barbara served in numerous leadership roles within the American Quarter Horse Association for 29 years. Barbara gained experience and knowledge in growing memberships, increasing revenues, planning and implementing shows and events, fundraising and working with breed registries. She brings with her a developed skill at working with members, committees and boards to address association and industry policy as well as directing publications, advertising and marketing programs. "I am truly excited and look forward to working with this great and well-respected organization. My primary goal is to develop an effective communication link between the Board, membership, affiliates and office staff. This would be a link that encourages the exchange of ideas and fully utilizes everyone's expertise to increase membership, registration, rev-


enues, breed awareness and particularly participation in all that the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America has to offer," said Linke. Todd McKnight, Chairman of the TLBAA Board of Directors, said, "Barbara is clearly a seasoned leader. Her hands-on leadership style and vast experience dealing with all facets of an association like the TLBAA will be a tremendous benefit to the breed, membership, industry and TLBAA." McKnight went on to say, "The Search Committee conducted a thorough search process to find the ideal candidate to fill the President and CEO position. We needed someone that was accustomed to working with members, committees, affiliates and boards to deliver positive results while meeting expectations and objectives. Barbara's impressive track record and feedback from those she worked with clearly showed she is the one for the job. Her common sense and servant leadership approach have served her well. She has the skill set and abilities to promote the breed, work hand-inhand with the members, be a positive leader in the industry, grow the association on numerous fronts and take the TLBAA to the next level." Linke started her new role as President and CEO of the TLBAA on October 21st. We look forward to Barbara building on our current successes and leading us in a positive direction to fulfill the TLBAA's mission. Our best days are yet to come, and we encourage everyone to support and partner with Barbara to make the TLBAA the best it can be and serve as the industry leader.

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$10,000 - Bold Ruler:

$5,000 - Emperor:

Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale

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$1,500 - Phenomenon:

$500 - Measles Super Ranger:

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Wilton & Carolyn Wilton Clark Pipeline Services, J.V. Ty Wehring William & Suzanne Torkildsen Lodge Creek Longhorns - Lin & Jenn Torgerson Warren & Cathy Dorathy Craig Brown/Titan Pipe & Supply Doug Hunt


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$3,000 - Texas Ranger JP:

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Steering Committee

Chris Clark, HSC Chairman Sharon Parr Tony Scheffler Russell Fairchild Justin Rombeck Rick Friedrich

Alex Dees, Steering Chairperson Jeff Jespersen Suzanne Torkildsen Tom Smith

We appreciate the many hours these committee members volunteered to help make the 2014 Horn Showcase a successful event!

A Moment in TLBAA History A look back at significant moments throughout the years since the foundation of the TLBAA. Originally printed in the March, 1991 edition of Trails Magazine

Texas Longhorns Show For First Time At Fort Worth For the first time in the 95-year history of the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show in Fort Worth, Texas, Longhorn cattle were shown at halter on January 24, 1991. This premier show, sponsored by the TLBAA, drew over 100 entries from across the country and was one of the largest breed shows at Fort Worth. Breeders competed for $3,000 in premiums. The judge for this history-making event was Dr. Stephen Hammack, Beef Cattle Specialist, Texas Agricultural Extension Service, Stephenville, Texas. Dr. Hammack selected both his Grand Champion and Reserve Champion Bulls from the herd of Dr. Joseph Graham, Mi Tierra Ranch, Joplin, MO. The Grand Champion was Mi Tierra Beefmaster, who had previously been named Senior Champion Bull. Beefmaster is a son of Overwhelmer out of LS Princess 411. His pasture mate, Mi Tierra El Jefe, came in as Reserve Champion and was Reserve Senior Champion Bull. The Junior Champion Bull was another Graham entry, Mi Tierra Cinco De Mayo. Panther Creek Ranch, Pontotoc, TX, exhibited the Reserve Junior Champion Bull, Bear. The female division was dominated by TLBAA Director Bob and Linda Moore, Manteca Ranch, Irving, TX. Their Senior Champion Female, Delta Glitter, a daughter of Dode's Classic FM446 with Cowcatcher and Ranger's Measles on her bottom side, moved up to the title of Grand Champion Female of the show while their Junior Champion, Little Bit of Heaven, was slapped as Reserve Champion Female. Rockin Robin, exhibited by J.B. & Shain Hunn, Celina, TX, was named Reserve Junior Cham-

pion Female and Kit and Caboodle, owned by Lone Star Cattle Co., Houston, TX, was honored as Reserve Senior Champion Female. Progeny of LS Princess 411, the dam of the Grand Champion Bull and owned by Dr. Graham, won the Produce of Dam class while Two Creek Ranch, Fayetteville, TX, took the Get of Sire class with Bail Jumper. Following are first and second place winners: Females Classes 1-11 Class 2 Born May-Aug

year preceding World Show 1. Rockin Robin, J.B. & Shain Hunn, Celina, TX 2. Easy Money, Panther Creek, Ft. Worth, TX Class 3 Born March-April year preceding World Show 1. Little Bit of Heaven, Bob & Linda Moore, Irving, TX 2. Jet Around With Mary CP, Carla Jo Payne, Katy, TX Class 4 Born Jan.-Feb. year preceding World Show 1. Brush Arbor Buckshot, Lone Star Cattle, Houston, TX 2. PC Guadelupe Gal, Panther Creek Class 5 Born Sept. - Dec. 2nd year preceding World Show 1. Kit & Caboodle, Lone Star Cattle 2. LYZ Tailor Maid, Mike & Laney Weise, Brady, TX Class 6 Born May-Aug. 2nd year preceding World Show 1. G-J Fancy Pants, Gordon Johnson, Austin, TX 2. Sharon's Way, Bob & Linda Moore Class 7 Born Jan.-April 2nd year preceding World Show 1. Circle K Ginger, W.O. & Pattie Marquess, Ben Wheeler, TX 2. Mi Tierra Flash, Joseph Graham, Joplin, MO

Class 8 Born 3rd year preceding World Show 1. Delta Glitter, Bob & Linda Moore 2. Cherokee Maiden, Bob & Linda Moore

Bulls Classes 12-18 Class 13 Born May-Aug. year preceding World Show 1. Mi Tierra Cinco De Mayo, Joseph Graham 2. Ranger's Impact, Gary & Ann Henry, Stephenville, TX Class 14 Born March-April year preceding World Show 1. LYZ Royal Flush, Laney & Mark Weise 2. Triple Crown, Johnnie T. L. Jones, Dewey, OK Class 15 Born Jan.-Feb. year preceding World Show 1. Bear, Panther Creek Ranch 2. Mi Tierra El Cid, Joseph Graham Class 16 Born Sept. - Dec. year preceding World Show 1. Flintstone, Johnnie T.L. Jones 2. San Jose Del Cabo, Santa Patricia Ranch, Dallas, TX Class 17 Born May-Aug.. year preceding World Show 1. El Jefe, Joseph Graham 2. Brindle Doc, John T. & Betty Baker, Liberty Hill, TX Class 18 Born Jan.-April second year preceding World Show 1. Mi Tierra Beef Master, Joseph Graham 2. Crown C - Nite Watchman, Richard Carlson & John T. Baker, St. Mary's, KS Class 19 Produce of Dam 1. LS Princess 411, Joseph Graham 2. Mi Tierra Hot & Sassy, Joseph Graham

Stan Bris, Glen Oaks Ranch manager in his La-Z-Boy. R.L. Slater, Mexia, TX

Bob & Patty Browder, Millcreek, IN Bart & Phyllis May, Bluff Dale, TX May 2013


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Basics of Cattle Immunity By Tom Hairgrove and Dr. Steve Hammack Extension publication produced by AgriLife Communications, The Texas A&M University System

immune system respond rapidly, the acquired immune system takes days to weeks to become effective. When the acquired immune system is compromised, as in human AIDS patients and cattle with bovine viral diarrhea (BVD), other diseases can rapidly overcome the animal’s defenses. Acquired immunity may involve the production of a specific antibody (humoral immunity); or, it may involve the rapid recognition and destruction of spe-

are usually more efficient at destroying organisms that attack the outsides of cell, such as those that cause blackleg or tetanus. Killed products do not replicate, so boosters are usually needed for good protection. Killed products can give undesirable results if shaken excessively or frozen. When establishing a vaccination proAll vaccines should be handled acgram, it is important to understand how cording to manufacturers’ recommendaanimals naturally protect themselves tions. from infection and how vaccination and A vaccination program is simply a other management practices enhance tool in a total health prothat protection. gram. Animals must have There are three major adequate nutrition for ways the body defends itThere are many variables in cattle condition, their immune systems to self against infectious orenvironment and types of vaccines that can affect work properly. Animals ganisms. also should be protected 1. The first method is the effectiveness of vaccines in helping build from environmental and physical barriers, such as immunity in your herd. social stressors and paraskin, normal microorsites, which may decrease ganisms, and self-cleancific foreign cells (cell-mediated immuan animal’s natural response to disease ing procedures such as coughing, nity). The humoral immune response is and the effectiveness of vaccines. sneezing, vomiting and diarrhea. Organrelatively easy to measure, and it is the Administering too many vaccines, or isms that penetrate the body are often most common way immune responses vaccines that are not compatible, also can eliminated by these procedures. Animals to vaccine and/or disease are detected. lower the immune response. Some vacmust be adequately hydrated and nourCell-mediated response is much more cines should not be administered to ished for these barriers to work effecdifficult to quantify. The body reacts to pregnant animals because they may tively. specific diseases with either an antibody cause reproductive loss. Vaccines may not 2. The second method of body deor a cell-mediated response. Organisms be effective when given to calves with fense is native or innate immunity. The that attack the outsides of cells usually rehigh levels of maternal antibodies. All of native immune system controls invading spond to antibodies. Organisms that inthese factors are reasons why you should organisms with chemicals and/or by invade the cell, such as all viruses and some consult with your veterinarian when degesting them. The native immune system bacteria (including brucellosis), often are signing vaccination programs. lacks memory, so each infection is treated better controlled with a cell-mediated Vaccines are not always effective in the same manner. The immune system immune response. under field conditions, so producers needs adequate nutrition (including enVaccines made from modified live should have reasonable expectations of ergy, protein and minerals) to function at products are usually more efficient at vaccine programs. A vaccine program to a maximum level. Stress reduces the effi protecting against diseases such as bruprevent unborn calves from becoming ciency of the native immune system. cellosis or BVD that infect the insides of persistently infected with BVD might be 3. The third method is the acquired cells. Modified live vaccines replicate in quite different from one to control BVD immune system, which responds to vacthe animal and usually do not require in a group of stocker calves. cines. This system can recognize and deboosters. However, these vaccines are easAlways consult with your veterinarstroy specific invaders. With acquired ily degraded and made ineffective by exian, who is familiar with disease patterns immunity, the body remembers specific posure to chemicals or extremes of light in your area and can recommend the invaders and can respond more intensely or temperature. most effective vaccination program. if stimulated by those invaders later. Vaccines made from killed products While physical barriers and the native References Tizzard, I.R. 2009. Veterinary Immunology: an Introduction, 8th ed. Saunders Elsevier. Abul, A.K. and A.H. Lichtman. 2009. Basic Immunology: Functions and Disorders of the Immune System, 3rd ed. Sanders Elsevier. Roth, J.R. 2009. Basic Immunology and Principles of Vaccination. Institute for International Cooperation in Animal Biologics.


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“We must never forget the history of our cattle

sippi. By the end of our Former TLBAA presiinvolvement in the prodent, veteran Longhorn gram, we had built some breeder, history buff and 6,000 apartment units enthusiast, Riemer CalMarcia and Riemer Calhoun at the 50th across the South. We houn maintains a small Anniversary celebration of the TLBAA. would develop, build herd of about 20 regisand later syndicate tered Texas Longhorns on home that became a field hospital durthem. We organized Calhoun Property one of his ranches near Mansfield, ing the Civil War. Management Company to manage the Louisiana as an inheritance for his five “Marcia and I married in 1957 apartments.” grandchildren. They are all members while I was still in college,” said “We had a lot of adventures in of the TLBAA. Other straight and crossRiemer. “My first job was selling cemeTexas while building these developbred Longhorn cows are utilized in a tery lots and tombstones in our family ments. For example, I met Happy Shacow-calf operation on about 2,000 cemetery. Then I began building cushan from Brackettville, Texas, a former acres he maintains in partnership with tom homes around North Louisiana. president of the TLBAA who was an inlocal veterinarian, Dr. Jeffrey AnderWhen the Farmers Home Administraspiration to me and fueled my interest son. Semi-retired from a successful tion initiated a housing program in Longhorn cattle. I enjoyed knowing and demanding career as a real estate called Section 235, we built hundreds him and his family at Alamo Village developer, he relished the ability to of single family homes. When the on his ranch where John Wayne made relax at home after years of crisscrossFarmers Home Administration began the film “The Alamo.” We eventually ing the southern part of the United financing apartments under Section bought land from him in both WhiteStates while building and managing 515, we started building multi-family house and Brackettville, Texas to build apartment complexes. units. In 1970, we did 150 “turn-key” four apartment complexes.” Born on the Texas side of apartments; in 1974 we built 130 “Years later my son, Murray CalTexarkana, Riemer’s family moved to units; the following year we did 174.” houn, who was a leading tax credit atMansfield when he was four years old “In 1979 we got into high gear and torney in the state, took over the -- back to where the family’s roots were built 10-12 apartment developments business and operates it from New Orplanted in the 1800’s. His grandacross Louisiana, Texas and Missisleans. He and his wife, Caroline, have mother, Ruby Allen, was raised in a


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and the legacy they bring to our association.”

Three past TLBAA presidents: L.V. & Pay Baker, Riemer & Marcia Calhoun; Shirley & Bill Clark. Photo 1991. two children, Lydia (16) and Murray, Jr. (14).” The Calhoun’s daughter, Marian Snapp, lives in St. Louis, Missouri where her husband, Greg, is an executive with Edward Jones. They have two college age children: Mary is at Baylor and Sam is at TCU. Their 16-year-old son, Stewart, is a junior in high school. “I am very proud of my children,” said Riemer, “and I believe we have the best son-in-law and daughter-in-law possible. Most of all, I am proud that they are raising their children in the church.” “I tease my daughter about being a Longhorn queen! She represented the Ark-La-Tex Texas Longhorn Association in the TLBAA Queen’s contest in Reno, Nevada while she was in high school. We bought her a fancy pair of cowboy boots, red on top and blue on bottom; she still wears them over 30 years later.” In 1978, Riemer got his first Texas Longhorn cattle. “I bought two Longhorn bulls from a fellow to use on some cross-bred Brahman cows, which is what we were raising. In 1979, I

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went to the Peeler Production Sale in Fort Worth that was put on by Larry Smith and Red McCombs. I remember that Red stood up in the audience and said, “One thing I know (and he has proven he knows what he is talking about), Texas Longhorns are just like buying gold; you may lose, but if you keep the cattle, you’ll come out.” Riemer admits he has never forgotten Red McCombs’ wise advice. “Inspired by two WR cattle fans and former TLBAA presidents, Dr. L. V. Baker and Dr. Bill Clark, I switched to straight WR cattle early on,” said Riemer. “For years, we went to the an-

nual WR sale at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. This is where Hatton and Barnes brought the cattle that they considered true Longhorn cattle. It is also where you could see the Quanah Parker house. He was the last Comanche hold-out and his life story is enthralling.” “I was privileged to call Charlie Schreiner a good friend and remember several memorable visits with him. Once, together we toured Enrique (Charlie called him Henry) Guerra’s large ranch north of McAllen, Texas. They told me the story of their trip to Mexico to catch wild Longhorn cattle

Marcia and Riemer with their childrena and grandchildren in front of the pre-Civil War home where his grandmother, Ruby Allen, was raised near Mansfield, LA. The home was recently dontated to the Civil War Trust as part of an important Southern victory during the Civil War.


“…we both feel that Texas Longhorns and their owners are the best combination around.”

and moving them from the brush in two-wheel carts.” Today, the Calhoun family has five different ranches located in three parishes, Caddo (near Shreveport), Red River and DeSoto, where they reside in Mansfield. Riemer maintains a small registered herd of Riemer will tell you that Texas Longhorns for his grandchildren. he is glad to be at home after traveling for work natural gas discovery. Landowners have so many years. “I pretty well wore out benefitted from gas production and two airplanes traveling between conother benefits, including roads to areas struction sites.” With a private pilot’s lithat were formerly impossible to reach cense and instrument rating he except in dry weather. We actually have traveled the distances as far apart as speed limit signs posted on even rePresidio, Texas to the Alabama state mote areas of our ranches because of line. the volume of oilfield traffic.” Referring to his partnership with “At the present time, I am building Dr. Anderson of Red River Parish, a herd of young cows for my grandRiemer relates that they are using children. I bought two bulls and some Angus and Charolais on a good porof the cows from a local breeder, Dora tion of the Texas Longhorn females. Thompson. She is a dear friend and a They have found that this combination dedicated Texas Longhorn will put the right color on the calves. breeder. One of the Sand “They’ll paint them black or yellow Hills bulls was purchased and that is just what the buyers want,” from Owen McGill of he said. “From time to time you’ll get a Laramie, Wyoming. He’s little spot and that’s when the buyers got about 73 inches of will give you dairy prices. We have horn. Dora raised the other found that the cross works well and and his horns are comparawill bring you top dollar at the marble. ket.” Riemer likes to say that “We have been fortunate in other he doesn’t have to travel ways – mainly because of the developbut 8 miles to get the best ment of the Haynesville Shale gas field bulls in the breed from that is located in our area. We found Dora. “She offered to lend ourselves in the epicenter of this huge

me a bull, but said, ‘I’ll only lend it to you in the summer when the grass is good because you are too tight to feed them right in the winter.’” “Longhorn breeders have improved these cattle so much beyond what we had when I was active. I remember when Darol Dickinson was promoting “O Four O.” If you could measure over 40 inches, from tip to tip, you had a real champion cow or bull. Now, they are twice that, aren’t they? Along with magnificent horns, our cattle still have the conformation and the color.” “However, T. D. Kelsey’s bronze depicting the variety of Texas Longhorn “families” is also a symbol of the diversity of our membership. Recently, Marcia and I attended the 50th anniversary of the TLBAA and enjoyed renewing old friendships and meeting new breeders. My stint as president of the TLBAA in 1990-91 was a true adventure and we both feel that Texas Longhorns and their owners are the best combination around.”

The civic auditorium that is named for Riemer’s late mother, Clista S Calhoun.


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

December 1, 2014

February 27 & 28, 2015 Hosted by the TLBGCA

Consignment Fee is $350, plus 6 % commission per animal lot. Check out our Sale and Futurity packages along with the consignment special for over 75” TTT Longhorns.

Sale Catalogs will be mailed in February. Sale Catalog and Sale and Futurity consignment forms will be listed online at Multiple E- blasts will be sent to advertise the Sale.

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

Futurity and consignment cattle can be unloaded at Mid Tex Livestock Barn starting at 7:30 on Friday, February 27, and the Futurity will start shortly thereafter.

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 – – 713-305-0259 ★ Steve Azinger – – 713-823-5371 Chase Vasut – – 512-917-8654 ★ Marion Woolie – – 713-898-4972 Doug Stotts - - 713-598-2220

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The Deadline is The TRAILS staff answers a wide array of questions, but undoubtedly the most frequent one is questioning why our deadlines come so early. In reality, our deadlines fall much closer to the actual date of the magazine than most monthly publications. That being said, the steps taken to get an issue of the magazine into your mailbox are many and can be an earful when one tries to explain it. Hopefully the following information will give our members a better idea of the process of producing the magazine and the benefits of getting materials and ideas to us as early as you can.

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Before work on an issue can begin, ads must be sold and editorial must be obtained. While it may seem like you are getting a call from your ad rep right after approving your ad, when material comes in on time or earlier it doesn’t all run together. If you turn in your materials at the last minute, then your ad will be among the last built, and you will be getting a phone call from your friendly ad rep right on the heels of approving that ad. Editorial takes research, time to interview people, gather photos and work and rework a story. If you are an individual being featured or interviewed for part of an article, your timely cooperation ensures that the accuracy and attractiveness of the article will be of the highest caliber. When there is a delay in communicating with the necessary sources of information, then the schedule suffers. During this point in time, there are also projects being worked on for other association needs, as well as any outside design projects that may be in-house from our members, such as sale catalogs, brochures, flyers, posters, etc. The TRAILS staff also tries to use lighter load **NOTE** The space of time between mailing and next deadline times to stay abreast of the latest in design prois the perfect time to have your ad materials or catalogs in-house, grams, trends and continuing to improve our abilso the Trails staff can work on them in a less hurried frame of mind. ity to build a better magazine.

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One of our main goals is to help the Foundation educate people about the Texas Longhorn as a breed and as a part of history. We help design and print brochures and flyers, web site information, posters, direct mail pieces - anything that conveys information to the public and to our members usually passes through the TRAILS department. We are committed to using our creativity and skills to assist the Foundation and Association in achieving their goals.

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DESIGN SERVICES Many people do not realize that we do offer our design services for materials other than the TRAILS Magazine and our catalogs. For an hourly fee, we will gladly assist members with any type of promotional needs they may have from brochures to flyers or posters to postcards. This is especially helpful when you want to carry your advertising theme throughout everything you do and we have your artwork on hand.





By By Heather Heather Smith Smith Thomas Thomas 28

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ARE and gas wells at risk? cattle living near oil

Raising livestock adjacent to oil and gas production facilities has become a way of life for ranchers in certain regions of Canada and the U.S. The animals are often exposed to emissions released into the air— such as sulfur dioxide, hydrogen sulfide and volatile organic compounds (including benzene and toluene). Some animals are exposed to liquid products such as crude oil, drilling mud, frac fluid, water with high salt content and a variety of other materials used in gas and oil production. After concerns from the livestock industry were voiced during the 1980’s and 1990’s several symposiums and research studies looked at the possible toxicological affects on cattle from prolonged low-level exposure to these contaminants. Special attention was paid to any possible affects on reproduction and immunity. Several studies examined the effects

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of these emissions to determine whether animal health was affected, and whether there were effects on the respiratory, immunological and reproductive systems. Cheryl Waldner, DVM, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology, Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Western College of Veterinary Medicine (University of Saskatchewan) conducted an intensive on-farm study of herds in western Alberta for 2 years. “There were many measures of herd performance that we looked at and didn’t find differences in the herds that were more exposed, which is good news, but there were some points of concern and questions that did come out of that study. One of them was related to death loss in young calves. There were also some additional findings related to potential impacts on the immune system. The affects on the

immune system were suggested by differences in counts of specific cell types when we looked at lung pathology or pneumonia in baby calves, and treatment rates in baby calves,” says Waldner. “The immune system findings were associated with exposure to volatile organic compounds such as benzene and toluene. You can’t single out the individual compound that was most toxic because we were looking at mixtures, but we were measuring benzene and toluene as representative of the volatile mix that comes off some of these facilities,” she explains. “The increase in calf mortality was most strongly related to exposure to sulfur dioxide (SO2). This was probably the most substantial finding from the study, but the immune system findings showed a consistent pattern across cell types in the blood of different age groups.” The calves that were more ex-- continued on pg. 31

THE WESTERN CANADA BEEF PRODUCTION STUDY In response to questions from the livestock industry, more than 200 ranchers were recruited for a study and 33,000 beef cows were followed for a couple of years—from the beginning of breeding season in 2001 through pregnancy testing in 2002. In that study, flaring at oil and gas sites was associated with increased risk for stillbirths in cowcalf herds. In another study, peak levels of exposure to gas plant emissions were associated with increased age at first calving in dairy heifers. There was also a small association between increase in calving intervals and the highest estimated levels of exposure. For Waldner’s study, sulfur dioxide, hydrogen sulfide and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were measured using air monitors installed in each pasture. Results of these measures were compared to performance of individual animals. The density of oil and gas wells near each pasture were looked at, as an additional measure of exposure. In this study there was no noticeable association between exposure and decreased pregnancy rates or increase in stillbirths or abortions. The time from breeding to calving was 3 days longer for mature cows exposed to VOCs in higher concentrations compared with cows exposed to the lowest concentrations. Exposure to SO2 near the time of calving was associated with increase in calf death losses. For every 1 part per billion increase in SO2 in the 3-month pe-




The weather was good. It rained 1.90” a few days before the sale and 1/2” during the sale. The Saturday morning temps were in the 50’s,and there were 250 in attendance for Friday and Saturday. There were catered meals each day, open bar and a live band Friday night. We sold 81 lots for a $3,100 average. There was one scratch & four PO’s. The top ten sold for a $9,640.00 average. All lots received the $1,000 sale minimum. We sold four donation lots for $6,700. The donation was split between the Harper Volunteer Fire Department and the Silver Wings Fly-In HOA.

81 Lots Sold Sale Average: $3,100 Top Ten Average: $9,640

✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯ HIGH SELLING LOT:


Larry & Toni Stegemoller, Cleburne, TX

John Marshall, Llano, TX; Troy Unger, Cedar Park, TX; Bubba Bollier, Llano, TX


Consignor: Bow Carpenter, Comfort, TX Buyer: Harman Ranch, Austin, TX

✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯ OTHER HIGH SELLING LOTS: $13,000 – ALLEN’S 221 Consigned

Ursula Allen, Harper, TX

by Mike & Debbie Bowman. Buyer: Terry & Sherri Adcock



Richard Filip, Fayetteville, TX; Bob Loomis, Overbrook, OK

Consigned by David Harcrow. Buyer: Harman Ranch


– SCC SPICE Consigned by Bernard Lankford. Buyer: Aldridge, Torkildsen & Martens


– RM BUZZIN LADY Consigned by Red McCombs. Buyer: Roger & Debbie Witham

Darlene Aldridge, DVM, Somerville, TX; Ron Martens, Somerville, TX; Rick Friedrich, Houston, TX; Suzanne Torkildsen, Fayetteville, TX

Sandy & Doug Stotts of Houston, TX enjoying the night activities.


Photos by Laura Standley Results furnished by Hill Country Heritage Sale

Josie Becker, San Antonio, TX; Lynn Struthoff, San Antonio, TX; Dale Hunt, Ardmore, OK

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riod before calving, the risk for calf mortality increased by 1.3 times—which is equivalent to a 1 to 2% increase in total calf loss prior to 3 months of age. For the average ranch in this study (150 cows) this would be equal to losing 2 to 3 more calves than their average death loss. Increased exposure to SO2 during gestation was also associated with more changes in skeletal and heart muscles in the calves that died during the study. Immune function was also affected. The immune system in calves was evaluated using a series of measurements on blood and tissue samples. The number of two types of T-lymphocytes was 42 and 43% lower in calves exposed to the highest levels of benzene, compared to calves exposed to the lowest levels. This could make the highly exposed animals less able to fight off infection. A 30% decrease in one type of T-lymphocyte was seen in yearling heifers exposed to the higher concentrations of toluene. -- continued from pg. 29

posed had a higher occurrence of lung problems (that showed up in necropsy examinations) than those that were less exposed,” she says.

“There were a few other puzzle pieces that showed a pattern related to the volatile organic compounds (VOC) that warranted some attention, for example a small change in time to pregnancy. But when we looked at abortions, stillbirths, pregnancy rate, there were no appreciable differences across the study. The exposure-associated differences were observed in the very young calves,” explains Waldner. This study was designed to look at

differences between herds raised in areas exposed to typical operating conditions in the oil/gas industry at that time and what would be seen with livestock that were not exposed to these conditions. “It wasn’t designed specifically to look at accidental releases of gas, but rather the long-term affects of typical production. We addressed the question of whether there were differences between the ranches where cattle were closer and potentially more exposed to these emissions, compared to cattle that are farther away. We looked at what was happening with gas and oil production in 2001 and 2002,” she says. “I understand things have changed since that time, with some new processes and operational practices though some facilities appear to be very much like they were then. A lot of the environmental concern has shifted away from flaring—which was a big issue at that point in time—to issues like fracking. “Flaring at oil and gas sites was a lot more common 10 to 20 years ago. Flar-

ing is the burning of unwanted waste gas. If an oil well had some gas coming up with the oil and the gas was not economically feasible to process, they used to flare it. But now, at most sites, they’ve figured out alternate ways to manage the gas and don’t have to flare on a regular basis,” Waldner explains. Fracking is now of more concern in environmental debates (due to potential water contamination) rather than air pollution, in many areas. Fracking involves putting water down the well to help bring up the oil. “This is where questions are focused right now, when you talk to people who live near these facilities. Some are worried about whether their water sources might be contaminated. There has been some research on this, but not very much, so there are still a lot of questions,” she says. She advises producers to consult with their herd health veterinarian if they suspect a problem; the veterinarian could help document the exposure and current health of the herd. Detailed records of herd management (historical and current production) can be useful, looking at a sufficient period before the cattle were exposed, along with any substantial changes in production, feed consumption, illness or treatments. The health program must be evaluated in terms of adequate nutrition, parasite control, vaccination, breeding soundness of bulls, etc. to make sure there are no other causes for decreased performance. Other conditions such as diseases like BVD, nutritional deficiencies, etc. would have to be ruled out when looking at any drop in reproductive performance or overall herd health. “It may be difficult to determine conclusively whether oil and gas activity is responsible for a specific problem. It helps if the producer can demonstrate that herd management is not the primary factor responsible for observed changes,” says Waldner.

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-- continued from pg. 30

Rick Friedrich, Houston, TX; Hal Meyer, Wimberley, TX

Ron Marquess, Ben Wheeler, TX; Felix and Della Serna, Kingsville, TX

Bow Carpenter, consignor of the high selling lot thanks Tom Harman for purchasing Pacific Lupin.

Mike Crawford & Pam Watkins, Rockwall, TX

George & Peggy Wilhite, Navasota, TX

Alan & Teresa Sparger thanks Roger & Debbie Witham of Alvord, TX, for their purchase of RM Buzzin Lady.

Sharon & Richard Parr, Cross Plains, TX

Linda & David Mills, Spicewood, TX

Bill & Suzanne Torkildsen, Fayetteville, TX with Curtis Ohlendorf, Austin, TX

Marilyn & Donnie Taylor, Huntington, TX


Auctioneer Joel Lemley makes his entrance to the Hill Country Sale. Texas Longhorn Trails

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

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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

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p p u s r u o y r o f u o Thank y

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:

Ace Cattle Co. | Terry & Sherri Adcock | Darlene Aldridge, D.V.M. & John Parmley - Star Creek Ranch Alft’s Longhorn Acres | Allison & Dunaway | Amon G. Carter Foundation | Frank Anderson Jr. Anonymous Donation | Kenneth Archer | Ark-La-Tex Longhorn Assn. | Avery Mays Construction | B & C Farms B. J. Barnhart Ranches | John T. & Betty Baker | Lisa Baker | Dr. L. V. & Pat Baker | Randi & Jeannine Baker Tom Barnes | Bar Cee Longhorn Ranch | Ray Beadle | Minford Beard | Mikeal Beck | Charles Belen B. Eugene Berry, M.D. | Mark Strever Blackwood | Blair Ranch | Levi & Brittni Blake | Don Blansitt | Gary Bloomer Clare Bogart | Mimi Bogart | Ray Bohy | Bubba Bollier | Larry Bond | Mrs. Larry Bond | Gary & Teresa Bowdoin Joe Brisbois | Curtis Bruner | Brush Creek Ranch | Bullard Ranch | Butler Breeders | Donald & Annette Butts Ken Caldwell | Riemer & Marcia Calhoun, Jr. | Ronnie Campbell | Richard D. & Cheryl Carlson | Bow Carpenter William B. Cary | W.C. Cheatham | 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 | Richard & LuAnn Crist | Billy & Molly Crozier | Bob Crow Crumpton-Cunningham Partners | Joe Cunningham | Shirley Crystal | Cuerno Largo Cattle Co. Palmore Currey II Carl Curry | Dick & Cheryl Curry | Jim Curry | Billy D. & Delynn Davis | James Davis Gene & Eileen Day | Brandon & Easton Dean (Paver) | Shad & Betty Dean (Paver) | Mrs. Ted Derryberry JoAnne & Jim Dickens | Richard Dimon | Darin & Dawn Divinia - Diamond D Ranch |Claude H. Dixon James P. Dodds | McKenna Donovan | Warren & Cathy Dorathy | Frank Doherty | Double R Acres Stephen A. Douglas, Jr. | Dow Longhorn Ranch | Wallace E. Downey | Dreamcatcher Ranch DuBose/Semkin Partnership | A.E. & Laura DuBose | Keith & Tina DuBose | Donley & Carol Duerksen Neil & Paula Dugger | El Coyote Ranch | Bernard Esunas | Evans Cattle Co. | Dave & Billicarole Evans Shirkie Evans | James & Pia Eyman | Allan Finch | Howard Fleming | Bobby & Linda Fletcher Rick & Tracey Friedrich | Fuhriman Cattle Co. | Wilford Fultz | G-C Longhorns | G R Ranch | Gerald Galipp Asa & Joan Gamble | Ron & Donna Garison Gene Garrett | Judge Thomas & Nola F. Gee | George J. Gerst, Sr. Don Gibson | Golden Spread TLBA | Malcolm & Connie Goodman | Tom & LeAnna Graham Tom & William L. Graham | Lucas Graywolf | Cecil Guinn | Dot & Dick Hansen | Sidney Hanson Sidney Hanson, Sr. | David L. or Robert W. Harcrow | Doyle Harrell | Harrell & Sons Cattle Co. Kent & Sandy Harrell | James Hazelton | C.W. Hellen | C.W. Hellen, Jr. | Don Henderson | Gary Henry


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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 | Bill & Elizabeth Hudson | Scott Hughes & Jessica Morris | Ken Humphrey J.B. & Mitzi Hunn | Edith Isaacs | J.W. Isaacs | ITX Longhorns, LLC | Greg & Sandy Jameson | Mrs. Judy Jenkins Jerry Cook Ranch | Jeff Jespersen & John Jespersen | Mrs. Johnson | Joe Paul Jones | Justin Boots K & M Plastics | Gus Kash | Alex Kash | David Kelley | Carl Lee Kemp | Kaso & Lisa Kety | King Ranch Glenn King | Robert R. King | Kathy Kittler | Jack Klutts | Kropp Cattle Company | Scott & Nichole Kruse Joel & Tamara Kuntz | Lloyd (Speedy) La Fond | Bernard & Bette Lankford | T.E. Laughlin | Arthur B. E. Lauman Mike Leak | Joel & Shirley Lemley | H.C. Lewis | Rosemary & Bill Lourcey | Dick & Peg Lowe | Kathy & Denny Lux Mike & Kim MacLeod | James Maddle | Mrs. Harry H. Magee | Ron & Barbara Marquess | Maudeen Marks Travis & Jeanne Marks | John Marshall | Ronald J. Martens | Donald Martin | Max L. Massengale | Watt Matthews Red & Charline McCombs | W.C. & C.R. McCowen | L.D. & Debbie McIntyre | Todd & Kelli McKnight Michael McLeod | Ricky McLeod | Jack McManus | Susy McQueen | Meridian Longhorns | Joy Merritt Meshell Farms | Betty Baggett Mille | 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. Mountain & Plains Texas Longhorn Association | John R. Mower | Joe Mueggenborg | James Munster II Steve Murrin | Nacogdoches TX Longhorn Sale | Bill Nash | Sandra K. Nordhausen North TX & OK Longhorn Assoc. | David & Jo Anne Norwood | Oklahoma Texas Longhorn Assn. Open Triangle Ranch | Jack Orem, Jr. | L.R. Orsburn | M.C. Overton II, M.D. | Marvin Overton Marvin Overton III | Chris & Lisa Parker | James R. Parkey III | Mario & Bernadette Pedroza | Doug & Sally Pence Craig Perez | Hoyd Perryman | Jack & Betty Phillips | J.G. Phillips, Jr. | John G. Phillips III | Charles Pilling, Jr. Don & Rhonda Poe | Ponder Boot Company | Gary L. Pratt | Odell Pugh | Mrs. Charles Pyle | Red Mill Ranch Edward Reese | Karen Baker Renfroe | Dennis Rhoades | Rio Vista Ranch | David Ritchey | Troy Robinett Dick Robbins | Jim & Becky Rombeck | Neil Ross | Safari B Ranch | Robert & Kim Richey(Triple R Ranch) Lemon Saks Terry L. Sales | Ruel Sanders | Majorie Sapp | Brad Scherer | Stan Searle | John Sellers Paul & Judith Sellers | B.R. Sells | Col. & Mrs. Ben H. Settles | Shamrock Land & Cattle, LLC | John Shivers Robert V. Shultz | Robert M. & Kathryn Simpson | Singleton Springs Longhorns | Dr. William Smith M. Gregory Smith | Charley Snyder | Richard & Linda Spooner | Sour Fork Land & Cattle | Roland Stack David R. Starkey | Larry & Toni Stegemoller - T L Longhorns | Nancy Stevens | Doug & Sandy Stotts Mr. & Mrs. Joe E. Stroube | Dave & Althea Sullivan | Randy D. Sullivan | Raymond Taggart | 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 | Thurmond Longhorns | Stanley Tidwell | Suzanne & William H. Torklidsen, M.D. | Marcy Toy Tri W Longhorn Cattle Co. | Trip Longhorn | Jennifer Tyler | Underwood Longhorns | James D. Vann Joe & Lorinda Valentine | Vida Nueva Ranch | Paul Vinsant | Ron A. Walker | Ed & Sandy Warren Wes Watson | James R. Weed | Ty Wehring | Col. Fraser E. West | Westfarms, Inc. Western America TX Longhorn Assoc. | Larry & Carol Whipps | Cheryl Whiteman | Johnnie Wickham Donald & Sharon Wiens | Marianne B. & Gordon K. Willms | Winella Publishing | Randy & Marsha Witte Eddie Wood | Woodson School Ranch | Worthington National Bank | M.P. Wright III Wright Texas Longhorn Ranch | Katrine Taylor We truly appreciate the support and donations for the TLBAA National Headquarters & Building Fund. We still need your help making history in the TLBAA, so please donate today. November 2014


GET ON THE HORN Even though early Texas Longhorns survived harsh weather conditions, they were being crossbred to near extinction. Thankfully the breed’s stewards back then and today are legion. Among them the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America, its Foundation and you – our members and friends. As you may know, the TLBAA has long sought a permanent place to call home, a place where we can continue to serve this peerless cattle breed with goals to: • Recognize the Texas Longhorn as a distinct breed and protect its unique connection with American history; • Promote breeding practices and preserve its purity; • Heighten public awareness of this distinct breed through ongoing education; • Recognize present breeders and encourage others to develop and maintain herds registered with the association to reserve this magnificent breed for posterity; • Aid in advancing scientific knowledge of past ancestry and future breeding of Texas Longhorn cattle; • And do such other things that are in the best interest of the breed, none of which shall be for profit. We have a dream for our new home, one as wide as BL Rio Catchit horns measured at 92.625” Tip-To-Tip, in 2013. We also have the blueprints, permits and a location we already own. Now, all we need is you. We cannot do this without your support, TLBAA members and friends. This will be your opportunity to preserve the legacy of a breed that has made more history than any other breed of cattle in the civilized world. It’s been a long time coming, but we’re finally getting there, thanks to your help. From day one, the TLBAA has taken the long view, planning for a

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Division C Directors To Be Elected

Coming up for nominations soon will be all Division C directors, consisting of two (2) At-Large positions and Regions 13-18. Watch for your nomination form being mailed 90 days prior to our Annual Membership Meeting which will be held in Fort Worth, Texas in January 2015. Please remember that members must be active and in good standing with the TLBAA to be placed on the ballot after receiving five nominations. According to the TLBAA By-Laws, Section 2—D: At least ninety (90) days prior to the Annual Membership Meeting, the TLBAA Office shall mail to the Active and Lifetime Members a request for nomination of individual or individuals for Director in the member’s representational region. Such member nominations shall be received in the Association office no later than sixty (60) days prior to the Annual Meeting. In order that any member nominee be eligible to be placed on the election ballot, he must receive write-in nominations from five (5) members who are Active or Lifetime Members. Should there be no members nominated by the membership for a particular Region, or should a nominee decline to have his name placed on the ballot, the Board of Directors will appoint an Active or Lifetime Member in good standing domiciled within the division to fill the vacant position at the same meeting as the election


hybrid facility that can move along our day-to-day business and at the same time acquaint the world with a breed that determined the character and occupation of the American Cowboy. Half of the space inside our new 10,000-square foot home will be dedicated to meeting the important needs of our 4,000 members while managing projects that include sales, events, the Longhorn registry and our exceptional Trails Magazine. The other half will be dedicated to telling the riveting story of the Texas Longhorn. Our welcoming museum will walk you through more than 300 years of Longhorn mystique. You’ll learn how this iconic breed was responsible for the birth of the American Cowboy, how it fed the folks in the North after the Civil War, and how it was the heart that pumped life into the famous Chisholm Trail. Displays focused on the Longhorn’s future will widen you interest event further – on topics ranging from lean beef to breeding to the breathtaking horn structure that always holds our gaze. Artifacts to interactive educational stations, this will be a museum for Texas neighbors, international visitors and you. We guarantee you’ll leave with an even deeper appreciation for what this magnificent breed represents and for the incredible hardships it endured to become the Longhorn we know today –and depend upon for tomorrow. All we need is you. We cannot do this without your support, TLBAA members and friends. This will be your opportunity to preserve the legacy of a breed that has made more history than any other breed of cattle in the civilized world. Become part of TLBAA history. Give what you can. Spread the word.

of TLBAA officers. No less than forty-five (45) days prior to the annual meeting of the membership, the TLBAA office or designated CPA firm shall mail official printed ballots to each qualified Active and Lifetime Member in good standing of that region or division. This ballot shall contain the names of the candidates, if any, who were properly nominated by members. All written ballots must be returned to the CPA with a postmark not less than twenty-one (21) days prior to the Annual Meeting in order to be validated and counted. All ballots received will be validated and counted by an independent CPA firm or other organization experienced in voting tabulation as designated by the Executive Committee. The nominees receiving the most valid votes shall be elected. All newly elected Directors shall be installed at the Annual Membership Meeting. A tie vote will be broken by the Chairman of the Board drawing one of the names by lot. If a nominee wants a recount of the ballots in their election race, they will have to submit a formal request for a recount to the Board of Directors but not more than sixty (60) days after election results have been announced at the annual meeting. The contester or their representative would then physically go to the CPA firm and watch this recount at his/her costs.

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Active and Lifetime members in good standing, domiciled within a representational division or region may nominate an Active or Lifetime member in good standing, also domiciled therein for election to the Board of Directors. Only those Active or Lifetime Members in good standing, domiciled within the division or region, may vote for the nominees from that division or region. Elections are held annually by division, on rotating basis as selected by the Board of Directors.

NOTE To be eligible to vote, a person must be a current Active or Lifetime Member. Texas Longhorn Trails

EXTRA! EXTRA! TLBAA Announcements Don’t Forget To Nominate Deserving Breeders for the TLBAA Special Awards! Deadline to submit: October 20, 2014 email nominations to Please see October 2014 Trails Magazine p. 57 for award criteria

Divison C Directors to be Elected TLBAA members in Division C should start looking for nomination forms in the mail. See p.36 for complete details.

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Please log into H.O.R.N.S. and make sure all of your contact information is up-to-date. Don’t have a H.O.R.N.S. login yet? It’s a benefit of your membership! Call today to get your login information set up. If you don’t use the internet, we still need your current contact information to avoid any missed communication from the office or missed issues of Trails Magazine. Please call (817) 625-6241 and update your information with us if there’s been any recent changes you think we may not have. Texas Longhorn Trails


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1. John Matthews, Jr., Cleburne, TX; 2. John Davis, Fort Worth, TX; 3. Hal Hickerson, Arlington, TX; 4. Wyatt Small, Alvord, TX.


Hicks Texas Longhorns would like to introduce their newest family member!! Henry James Hicks was born September 3, 2014 to Johnny and Missy Hicks. He weighed in at 9 pounds 13 ounces and was 23 inches long. He was welcomed home by his siblings John (9), Amos (8), Frank (6) and Josie (1.5). Congratulations on the newest member! Texas Longhorn Trails

World Show Retractions

There were a few mistakes in the champion pictures for the TLBT National Show.


TLBT Reserve GRAND Champion

TLBT Reserve Junior Champion

HD JETSTAR was the TLBT Reserve Grand Champion female and TLBT Reserve Senior Champion female, shown by Keely Dennis. 

Tarah Moore exhibited C Bar Witchy’s Cadillac owned by Molly Cook in the youth division. The duo was awarded Reserve Junior Champion Female, we regret the mistake in the previous reported results. Texas Longhorn Trails


TLBAA E-Blast POLICY Our members are extremely important to us, and we strive to provide the most timely and efficient service possible. Affilliates are limited to four E-blasts free of charge per year. The TLBAA is short-staffed, and many times, we work weekends and evenings to guarantee your E-blast is created and sent out in a timely manner, considering our 2-3 day turnaround guarantee. WE NEED YOUR HELP!

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BBased ased oonn tthe h number of corrections or additions to your E-blasts, your first round of changes will be at no cost. After that, each time there is a change there will be a $10 charge per E-blast change. If you would like to get your E-blast out before our 2-3 day turnaround guarantee, a $25 rush fee will be applied. We would appreciate the affiliates who do run E-blasts to help the TRAILS staff in getting your E-blasts sent out in a timely manner. Hopefully, this will help you and our staff from working over-time and weekends. For more information, contact Kelli Fulkerson at or (817) 625-6241

Dear TLBT Members, The holiday season is nearing, and the show season is well under way! I always enjoyed you guys at Longhorn functions, and I greatly look forward to the ones coming up. One thing that has made me particularly excited about this show year is all of the new faces I am seeing. The goal of the TLBT is to reach out to the younger generations, and expose them to the tradition of Texas Longhorns and an agricultural-based life. It makes me so happy to know that we are expanding our influence, and getting more people involved in this awesome association. The TLBT Service Project for the year is Children of Fallen Soldiers, a charity that reaches out to the children of deceased war veterans to let them know that America mourns their loss, and also to help them reach their full potential in life. To go along with this charity, the TLBT officers and directors have recently voted to make the theme for the 2014-2015 show year be “Reach for the Stars and Stripes”, meaning we plan to help children reach for the stars, and we appreciate our patriotic heroes. Be on the lookout for future fundraisers to benefit this worthy cause. There are many things that are right around the corner, one of them being the Fort Worth Stock Show, where we will have our second General Membership Meeting of the year. I invite all of you to come and participate in the progress of our youth. Finally, I want to wish all of you safe traveling for the months ahead, and the best of luck at upcoming shows. As always, stay safe, and have fun!

Jake Vinson

TLBT Office: Parliamentarian Age: 17 School: Hico High School Number of Years in the TLBT: 5

Why did you join the TLBT? I originally joined the TLBT to learn more about a breed of cattle that interested me. What are your favorite memories of the TLBT so far? The majority of my favorite memories revolve around things that have happened outside of the show ring, be it wash rack water fights, exploring the tunnels under the Will Rogers Memorial Center, or the messing around in the barn. I'll remember all of it for a very long time. How is the TLBT going to help your future career? The TLBT will help me with my future career mainly by helping to provide me with an agricultural background that will no doubt be invaluable as I persue a veterinary license.


Do you enjoy showing Texas Longhorn cattle, and why? Showing Longhorns is one of the most looked forward to things I do during the year. The animals are fun to work with, the friendly competition in showmanship is always intense, and the people I get to hang around at shows are unbeatable.

Tarah Moore TLBT President


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What advice would you give to a newcomer in the TLBT? I think the best advice I can give to a newcomer is to get yourself plugged in! Find a group of friends to learn from, be around and do fun stuff with. Showing the animals is the main goal of a show, but the shows are a whole lot more fun when you’re surrounded by friends while you're there. Texas Longhorn Trails

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Greetings Longhorn Breeder. Hope everyone is enjoying the fall season. Ours has been very busy and will continue to be busy until the end of the year. There are a few things we would like to highlight in this article. First, we had a great turnout for our Ark-La-Tex Members heading on the tour. Annual Membership Meeting with about 38 people in attendance. This event was hosted by Dora Thompson at her home and ranch in Mansfield, Louisiana. It is always a delight to visit Dora’s place and see Tina DuBose her wonderful herd of Longhorn cattle. We were also treated to rides on a mule driven covered wagon Ark-La-Tex Members heading on to the next pasture on the tour.. provided by Reimer Calhoun. The food and fellowship with this group of breeders makes it feel more like a family reunion than a meeting. The next thing we would like to remind everyone of is to come join us at our last show of the 2014 year, which is in Shreveport, Louisiana on November 9th. Come watch good Longhorn cattle and our great youth as they compete. Our Youth judge is Randy Allgood and the Open judge is Justin Hansard. Our Annual Christmas Party is set for Sunday, December 7th at Donnie and Marilyn Taylor’s home in Huntington, Texas. We will start at 2 p.m. This has always been a fun time and can be a little competitive. So plan on joining us. All you need to bring is an Ark-La-Tex Members ornament for our Ornament Exchange and a covered dish or dessert. The 2015 year will get started with the South Texas State Fair. The date of the Show is Friday, March 27th. Check-in starts on Thursday, the 26th. The judges have not been announced by the YMBL officials yet. Keep checking our website for updates. Lastly, our affiliate gives out one $1,000 scholarship to a qualified Jr. affiliate member or child of a member. If anyone is interested in applying for this scholarship, you can go to our website and download the application form. This scholarship is open to graduating seniors who will be attending college in the fall of 2015. We look forward to everyone joining us for the upcoming events we are hosting. Go to our website at for more information about any of these events, or contact me, Tina DuBose, at or (979) 277-2656. Reimer Calhoun and his wagon team.


East Texas is a busy place for Texas Longhorn breeders and exhibitors! We completed a very successful weekend of shows at the East Texas State Fair under the direction of Dr. Gene and Lana Hightower, September 26th-28th and we are setting our sights on the Kaufman Police Association show weekend in Athens, November 21st-23rd. Joel Norris is the show chair and hopes you will call him about bringing some cattle at (972) 533-4945. Another big event on the calendar is the Marquess Arrow Ranch Production Sale in Ben Wheeler on November 8. Ron and Barbara Marquess always out do themselves in offering what are arguably some of the best Longhorn cattle found anywhere, and this year, they are including consignments from the Stockton/Burton Ranch and some exceptional lots from Wesley Watson. In addition, there will be a special lot Amy Weatherholtz offered by Doris Snyder and a semen tank Ron has put together, which Andy Martinez of Andy’s Tattoos has painted. Overall, there will be 101 lots upon which to bid, and Ron and Barb can answer your questions at (903) 833-5810. Give them Justin Walker with his awards. a call. Again, we congratulate hard working ETLA members who exhibited recently at the World Show. We also, would like to thank all participants and sponsors of the East Texas State Fair for making our show a success. We will announce the new ETLA youth officers next month. ETLA youth often distinguish themselves in their communities in venues other than the show ring. Pictured is Justin Walker from Murchison, honored at the Henderson County 4-H Awards Banquet on September 7th for his accomplishments in Postal Archery, Postal Rifle, Indoor Archery, State Shooting Games (Archery), District Record Book Competition, and his participation with the District Rifle and County Archery and Rifle Teams. ETLA youth in attendance supporting Justin were Pearl Skidmore and Haley, Savanah, and Emily Calhoun, plus his brother Christian Walker and mother, Kathy Belt along with ETLA members Troy and Joy Calhoun and Dr. Timothy M. Roddam, ETLA Secretary and ETLA Youth Advisor.



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Our Association’s annual meeting will be coming up January 10th at the Firefighter Museum in Kearney. New members are welcome – we’d love to have you as part of our team. Membership dues are $15 per year. The youth association, Nebraska Texas Longhorn Breeders of Tomorrow (NTLBT), dues are $5 per year. Memberships are due January of each year. Our Secretary is Chelsey Georges, 11800 S 12th, Roca, Nebraska 68430. Membership forms are located on the NTLA website: The NTLA’s 34th annual sale will be held in the spring, April 11, 2015 at the Broken Bow Livestock Auction in Broken Bow, NE. Rodger Damrow (402) 423-5441. Rodger Damrow, President Check out the NTLA website for past and future events of our association: (402) 423-5441


Visitors at the New Mexico State Fair this year have had a unique opportunity to truly learn about our beautiful Texas Longhorns. The TLBNM Club was present at the fair grounds for three days and took advantage of this time to educate the public. Robert and Jenny Smoot arrived with a Texas Longhorn cow and young calf that attracted a lot of attention. As people gathered and asked questions, Robert brought his haltered t iden Robert and Jenny Smoot’s haltered calf. ry, Pres 20 t calf out of his pen and invite people to pet him. n e G Ron -12 4 6 8 ) Dustin Brewer, fair chairman, and his wife Candi were also at their pens talking to (505 33@m people about our Texas Longhorns and inviting the public to pet their heifers. The jangen Wade Wilson family brought several haltered Longhorns to the show and their eldest Dustin Brewer talking to people at their pen. son, Zack, was interviewed by two of our local TV stations. This is the link to one: Other TLBNM Club members made a great effort to educate fairgoers. The New Mexico Fair made arrangements with TLBAA members, Fred and Marijo Balmer, to place two Texas Longhorn riding steers in front of the public for the entire eleven days of the fair. With the help of Terry Whalen, Clay Bailey and Raina Bingham, all were able to answer many questions and show the fairgoers of New Mexico just how versatile and truly gentle the Texas Longhorn can be. Weekend mornings found two riding steers on the midway for pictures. Evenings found these steers heading over to the Tingly Coliseum for to greet rodeo goers and give them the opportunity to see our gentle giants, ask questions and take pictures. All in all, the New Mexico State Fair was a great place to showcase our Texas Longhorns. The crowd loved them. Fred and Marijo Balmer riding


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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 percent crude protein) to high quality (15-17 percent 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 percent 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 percent 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.

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

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 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 Photo courtesy of Clint & Yvelle 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.

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,

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 first-calf 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. Texas Longhorn Trails


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Dora Thompson Charlie Bolton, Jr. Jimmy L. Jones Sun Creek Ranches Deborah Slaughter Scott & Kim LePage Chuck Swan Eugene C. Helmstetter Ron A. Walker Westfarms, Inc. Billy R. Walker Claude or Carole D. Lipscomb Geoff Dawson Ken & Charlotte Beler Len Bloomberg Bob Mottet Allen & Kimberly Keiter Dickinson Cattle Co., Inc. Nancy C. Dunn One Tree Ranching Co. LTD Hudson Longhorns Kasar & Lisa Kety Alvaro Vazquez Rodriguez David Simmons Hoosier Longhorns Jay Wachter & Susan Willard Jody Shaw Manuel Friedhelm Schneider Mark, Darryl, Keith Christenson Matthew J. Durkin Shelby Caputo Ann Gravett K Bar Exotics Matt & Annette Johnson Mitchell Longhorns Shawn & Cathy Norton Bud South Carley Pate Clinton Bezan Douglas Procknow Gerry Gonnet James & Lynette Haltom Johnny and Missy Hicks Leonard or Doris Boyd Terry R. Moore Tony & Sylvia Allen Viggo Mortensen William Wick

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Joe or Carolyn Wissel Rocking 'O' Longhorns John & Diann Chase John Oliver Stephen P. Head Ohlendorf Land & Cattle Co., LLC Angela and John Davis Rick & Tracey Friedrich Rio Vista Ranch Ron & Ellen Vandiver La Pistola Cattle Co. Keith & Tina DuBose John Marshall Loyd Gibbs Ron & Kevin Asbill Tom and Cay Billingsley ACR Longhorns Allen & Suzanne Perry Bob and Cathy Iversen Rafter D Ranch Richard James Filip Schumacher Cattle Company Tud Rosin Krier Doug and Sandy Stotts Johnnie L. Goff 4-C Ranch Steve and Rene' Azinger Struthoff Ranch George W. Wilhite Remington Ash Bar G Ranch Hal or Horace Hickerson John T. & Betty Baker Lazy L Longhorns Billy and Kim Cooper Cathleen Rangel Clinard Longhorns Dennis and Judy Urbantke Don & Velna Jackson Dreamcatcher Ranch Harman Ranch, LLC Jerusalem Ridge Ranch John R. Randolph John & Ursula Allen Kathy Lewis Kristi Ging Lazy JP Ranch Lloyd (Speedy) La Fond Mikeal Beck Mike Crawford & Pam Watkins Division B Stanley Tidwell Elias F. Hal Meyer, Jr. TL Longhorns Terry and Sherri Adcock Trigg & Traci Moore Mike and Kim MacLeod Triple R Ranch Malcolm & Constance Goodman Crecelius Farms Star Creek Ranch James Davis Suzanne & William H. Torkildsen, M.D. Red McCombs Ranches of Texas El Coyote Ranch Annie Morgan & Steve Bell Michael McLeod Armand Ranch Greenly Acres Bill and Evelyn Ward Craft Ranch Brennan L. Potts


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Division B (cont.)

Circle Double C Ranch Dreamweaver Ranch IM Rockin I, LLC Jason Christa Jerry Richie Jim Taylor Jo & Dagmar Schaab Joel K & Shirley Lemley Llano Longhorns Mike and Marilyn Clayburn MK Cattle Co. PJ's Cattle Company Rocking 'O' Ranch Shana L. Miller Timothy Phillips Trey Whichard Daniel L. Harabis Gwen Damato Helm Cattle Company Jacob Dunaway James & Pia Eyman Kyler Tucker Matt Vizza Ronnie & Jackie Mullinax Bernard Lankford Bow Carpenter Cactus Rose Longhorns Carla Payne Carol and James Gentz Jr. Charis Horse & Cattle Chase Vasut Daniel Babler David Stanley Deer Creek Longhorns Donnie Taylor Don & Rhonda Poe Dr. W. Lou Shields Greg & Sandy Jameson Hooks Longhorn Ranch Jeremy & Tina Johnson Jerry L. or Susan Smith Jim & Bethany Rosebrock Joe Tucker John Miller JP Ranch Ken Harris Kimberly Lee Parker Kortni Throckmorton Larry and Paula Reck Marion M. Woolie MB Longhorns Noland Ranch Pat & Stan Ivicic Ronald J. Martens Ron & Barbara Marquess Rugged Cross Ranch Rusty Alderson Sandra K. Nordhausen Scot & Beatrice Smith Seven Six Ranches Shay & Jean Talley

Steven Zunker Swing'n Star Ranch Tanner Longhorns Tommy Mulhollan Vida Nueva Ranch Billy Thompson & Gary Jenkins

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Brett Sorenson Mary Mann Dan & Deanna Stoltz Justin Hansen Frank and Linda Pate Del Vic Farms Kent & Sandy Harrell Alexandra Dees Jordan Ranch RC Larson Longhorns Lovitt Longhorns Doug Hunt L.D. and Debbie McIntyre Mark & Sue Cress Steve, Bodie & Chad Quary Bob & Pam Loomis Mike & Debbie Bowman Shamrock Land & Cattle, LLC Joseph M. Graham Jeremy Senger Charles and Mechell Griffin J5 Longhorns Sunset Ridge Ranch Dean & Belinda Franke Joseph Sedlacek Michael L. Tullis Anchor D Ranch Brett or Darcy De Lapp Dylan Pfizenmaier Mike Lutt Randy and Jamie Briscoe Barbara J. Fillmore Carole Muchmore Dale Hunt David & Kimberley Nikodym Diamond G Ranch Fairlea Longhorn Ranch, LLC Gregg or Sandra Lynn Sherwood James Wesley Ray JBR Longhorns, LLC Jim Hutchinson Joel and Tamara Kuntz Jonathan White Justin R. Matott Kent Bladen Matthew & Maranda Mettry Pace Cattle Company Rodney Lind Searle Ranch Tom Matott

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Save The Date! NOVEMBER 2014 NOV 1 • STLA Fall Field Day, Astera Meadows Ranch, Caldwell, TX. Suzanne Perry (512) 423-3797. NOV 1 • NTLBA Field Day, Triple-T Longhorns, Hico, TX. RSVP Al Vinson (254) 592-3035 or NOV 8 • Marquess Arrow Ranch Production Sale, Ben Wheeler, TX. Ron & Barbara or (903) 833-5810 Ranch or (903) 570-5199 (Ron). NOV 8 • Louisiana State Fair, Shreveport, LA. Tina DuBose (979) 277-2656 Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. NOV 21-23 • Kaufman Police Association Longhorn Show, Athens, TX. Henderson County Fairgrounds. Deadline: November 8th. Contact Joel Norris (972) 533-4945 or (972) 932-3094.

DECEMBER 2014 DEC 8-11 • 4th Annual Christmas Celebration Online Sale, El Coyote Ranch., office (361) 294-5462 or cell (361) 522-0307. DEC 12-13 • STLA Winter Festival, Edna, TX. Entry Deadline: November 21st. Bubba Bollier (325)247-6249 or Friday Points Only. Sat. - Qualifying, Haltered, Free & Youth.

JANUARY 2015 JAN 16 • TLBAA Board Meeting, General Membership Meeting & Banquet. Amy Weatherholtz (817)625-6241 or JAN 16-20 • Fort Worth Stock Show, Will Roger Complex, Fort Worth, TX. Entry Deadline: NOV. 15th. All entries and fees mail to the TLBAA. Trigg &Traci Moore (817) 832-8742 or (254) 396-5592. Qualifying Haltered & Youth. JAN 17 • The Eddie Wood Cowtown Classic Premier Registered Texas Longhorn Sale, Will Roger Complex, Fort Worth, TX. Amy Weatherholtz (817) 625-6241 or

FEBRUARY 2015 FEB 13-14 • San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, San Antonio, TX. Bubba Bollier (325) 247-6249 or Qualifying Free & Youth. FEB 27 • Winchester Futurity, Mid-Tex Sale Barn, Navasota, TX. Rick Friedrich (713) 305-0259 or Steve Azinger (713) 823-5371. FEB 28 • Cattle Barons Sale, Mid-Tex Sale Barn, Navasota, TX. Rick Friedrich (713) 305-0259 or Steve Azinger (713) 823-5371. FEB 28-MAR 1 • San Angelo Stock Show, San Angelo, TX. Dennis Urbantke (325) 656-9321 or Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth.

MARCH 2015 MAR 6-8 • Houston Livestock Show, Houston, TX. Amy Weatherholtz, TLBAA (817) 625-6241 or Qualifying Haltered & Youth. Non-qualifying free steers - Up to $6,000 in awards. Limited to the first 30 entries. MAR 13-15 • NTLBA Spring Show,Glen Rose Expo Center, Glen Rose, TX. Contact Al Vinson (254) 592-3035 or Qualifying, Haltered, Free & Youth.


TEXAS LONGHORN Coming Events MAR 27-28 • Oklahoma Spring Shoot-Out, Payne County Expo Center, Stillwater, OK. Steve Quary (405) 567-3093 or (405) 932-5531. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. MAR 28 • Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo, Austin,TX. Contact Jason Christa, Show Chair (210) 232-1818 or Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. MAR 27-28 • Hudson-Valentine Spring Invitational Texas Longhorn Sale, WKU Ag Expo Center, Bowling Green, KY. Lori McCarty (817) 991-8825.

APRIL 2015 APR 10-11 • 2nd Annual Blue Ridge Ranch Sale, Llano, TX. John Marshall (713) 398-5024 or Bubba Bollier, Ranch Manager (325) 247-6249. APR 11-13 • TLBGCA Spring Show, Washington Co. Fairgrounds, Brenham, TX. Stephen Head (979) 549-5270 or (979) 238-9564. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. APR 17-19 • Rockdale Spring Show, Rockdale, TX. Co-Chairs: Sandi Nordhausen (512) 750-1350 or and Bubba Bollier (325) 247-6249 or Entries to Bubba by April 8, 2015.

APR 24-25 • Midwest Longhorn Sale, Winfield Livestock Auction, Winfield,KS. Mike Bowman (316) 778-1717 or

MAY 2015 MAY 1-2 • Red McCombs Heifer and Fiesta Sale, Johnson City, TX. Alan & Teresa Sparger,, (210) 445-8798. MAY 8-10 • TLBGCA Spring Show, Miracle Farm, Brenham, TX. Stephen Head (979) 549-5270. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. MAY 15-16 • Millennium Futurity, Glen Rose, TX. Bill Davidson (405) 258-7117 or MAY 29-30 • Red River Longhorn Sale, Marietta, OK. Rick Friedrich (713) 305-0259 or

JUNE 2015 JUNE 3-6 • TLBAA World Show, Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth, TX. Amy Weatherholtz (817) 625-6241 or Qualifying, Haltered, Free & Youth. JUNE 10-14 • Autobahn Youth Tour presents the Diann Chase Longhorn Scholarhip Expo, Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth, TX. Larry Barker (817) 988-6110 or

AUGUST 2015 AUG 7 • 2015 Rocky Mountain Winchester Futurity, Elburt, CO. Tom Mattott (303)663-7841.

SEPTEMBER 2015 SEPT 11-12 • Hill Country Heritage Longhorn Sale. River Ranch, Fredericksburg, TX. Rick Friedrich (713) 305-0259 or

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

It’s Thanksgiving Time at the Flying D Ranch! ❖ Thanks to the good Lord for providing pastures 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. ❖ Thanks most of all for letting us live in America where we are all free to love God and have the right to be the best we can be. The Longhorn life just gets better!! Call or visit. We have outstanding bulls, cows, heifers and steers at reasonable prices.

Dorie Damuth • Flying D Longhorn Ranch Magnolia, Texas • 281-356-8167 • 281-356-2751 fax •


DORA THOMPSON just registered 38 QUALITY HEIFERS and 17 HERD SIRE prospects BRED FOR HORN. We specialize in Hunts Command Respect and McGill Ranch genetics and offer young stock at reasonable prices. We have a Farlap Chex son on a herd of straight Butlers. Sand Hills Ranch is 20 mi. off the TX line in Northwest Louisiana below Shreveport. A large herd (approx. 175 mama cows) promises you plenty of variety. • Tel (318) 872-6329


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

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LONGHORN SEMEN – Phenomenon, Emperor, DH Red Ranger, Tempter, JP Rio Grande, WS Jamakism, Working Man Chex, VJ Tommie and more. John Oliver 972-268-0083 or


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.

WE HAVE JUBAL JANGLER AND VANIZM HEIFERS, also ranch raised, young, well-bred AQHA Quarter Horses we will trade for your Registered Longhorn steers, bulls, etc. Save your cash for hay. Call (785) 447-9132 McIntyre Ranches -

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A Adcock, Terry & Sherri ....................................57 Adkins, Aaron & Clay......................................17 Almendra Longhorns......................................55 Anderson, Frank Jr. & III................................8-9 Autobahn Youth Tour......................................11

B Bar H Ranch......................................................55 Beadle Land & Cattle..................................8, 55 Big Valley Longhorns ......................................55 Billingsley Longhorns ....................................57 Blue Ridge Ranch ............................................BC Box Z Ranch..................................................8, 57 Brett Ranch ........................................................56 BT Farms ............................................................56 Buckhorn Cattle Co.........................................56 Bull Creek Longhorns ................................5, 57 Butler Breeders ................................................8-9


L Lazy A Ranch ....................................................57 Lemley Longhorns ..........................................57 Lightning Longhorns ......................................56 Little Ace Cattle Co.............................................8 Lone Wolf Ranch..............................................56 Longhorn Designs ..........................................47 Loomis, Bob & Pam ................................15, 17

M Marquess Arrow Ranch ................................IBC McLeod Ranch ....................................................8 Midwest Longhorn Sale..................................17

N Moriah Farms ..............................................9, 56 National Western..............................................51


Caballo Bravo Longhorns..............................55 Cattle Baron’s Sale............................................23 CedarView Ranch ............................................55 Champion Genetics........................................53 Commanders Place Longhorns....................56 Cowboy Catchit Chex Partnership ..............17

Northbrook Cattle Co.....................................56 P&C Cattle Pens ..............................................23 Panther Creek Longhorns..........................2, 55 Pearl Longhorn Ranch....................................57


PJ’s Cattle Company..........................................8 R & R Ranch......................................................56 Registered Texas Longhorn Beef....................47 Rio Vista Ranch ..................................................8 Rocking G Ranch................................................9 Rockin I Longhorns ....................................9, 57 Rocking P Longhorns........................................8 Rocky Mountain Longhorns ........................55 Rolling D Ranch ..............................................55 Running Arrow Farm......................................53

Dalgood Longhorns ..........................................9 DCCI Equipment ............................................51 Deer Creek Longhorns....................................57 Diamond Q Longhorns ................................56 Double LB Longhorns....................................57 Doug Hunt Longhorns ..................................57


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Eagles Ridge Longhorns....................................9 S Eddie Wood Cowtown Classic Premier Sale41 El Coyote Ranch ................................................1 7 Bar Longhorns ..............................................56 End of Trail Ranch ....................................17, 55 Safari B Ranch ..................................................56 Sand Hills Ranch ........................................7, 55 Semkin Longhorns..........................................56 F Sidewinder Cattle Co.........................................9 5D Ranch ..........................................................57 Singing Coyote Ranch ....................................57 First Financial Bank ........................................53 Smith, Jean ......................................................56 Flying Diamond Ranch..................................55 SS Longhorns....................................................56 Flying H Longhorns ........................................56 Star Creek Ranch..........................................5, 19 Foundation World Headquarters & Museum..33, 34 Stotts Hideaway Ranch ............................19, 57 Swift Six Ag Works ..........................................23

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G G6 Longhorns ..................................................55

H Haltom Hollar Ranch ....................................55 Harrell Ranch ......................................................9 Helm Cattle Co. ..............................................56 Hickman Longhorns ......................................57 Hodges, Dave....................................................56 Horseshoe J Longhorns..................................17 Hubbell Longhorns ........................................17 Hudson Longhorns ....................................2, 3 Hudson-Valentine Invitational Sale..................2 Husky Branding Irons ....................................51


T TLBA Foundation ............................................49 TLBAA 50th Anniversary Products ..................IFC TLBAA Affiliate Prince & Princess ................24 TLBAA Cookbook............................................25 TLBAA Horn Showcase ..................................13 TLBAA Membership........................................60 TLBAA Special Events......................................39 Trails Eblast Policy ..........................................45 Triple R Ranch (TX) ..........................................9 Twisted Sister Ranch........................................19

U Underwood Longhorns..................................55


J.T. Wehring Family Ranch ............................57 Jack Mountain Ranch......................................57 Walker, Ron ......................................................57 Jane’s Land & Cattle Co. ..................................9 Westfarms, Inc.....................................................8 Johnston Longhorns ......................................56 White Pine Ranch ....................................17, 56 Wichita Fence....................................................47 Woodson School Ranch ................................55


Khaos Cattle Company ....................................17 X King, Terry & Tammy ..................................17, 55 Kittler Land & Cattle Co. ..................................55 Xcalibur Star Partnership................................19

Y YO Ranch ..........................................................53

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