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16 Feature Articles:
Winter Feeding Tips ................................16 Pregnancy Checking Cows ......................18 By Heather Smith Thomas How’s Your Fridge Health? ......................22 Ideas on Cow Size and Efficiency ............24
Chairman Letter ........................................6 News On The Trail ....................................8 In The Pen ................................................8 Memorials................................................20 TLBT Letter ............................................26 Affiliate News ..........................................27 Herd Management ..................................31 Movers & Shakers....................................32 Dams of Merit/Distinction ......................36 Ad Index..................................................47 Just for Grins ..........................................47 Save the Date ..........................................48
Spur Up Your Christmas..........................25 By Ashton Brown
Sale Information: Best At West Catalog ..............................37
About the Cover: The month of November brings to mind the beauty of fall with all of its glorious color. As we celebrate the colors of fall and our many blessings during this month, we are thankful to be able to display some colorful and majestic straight Butler Longhorns on the cover. Featured from left to right down the page are: Little Ace Mrs. Delicious: Little Ace Mrs. Delicious (Ace’s Dayton Desperado x Plum Jelly 838/T), owned by Kaso & Lisa Kety of Little Ace Cattle Co. Dynamite Mc 46: Dynamite Mc 46 (Desperado’s Santa Fe 67 x Jackie Lynn 76), owned by Westfarms / McLeod Partnership. Tari Butler RK 5: Tari Butler RK5 (Tom Horn x Nike 130), DOB 3/22/05, Rio Vista Ranch, Elmer & Susan Rosenberger. Little Queenie RB3: Little Queenie RB3 (R3 Dylan x Aurora R3), breeder and owner Triple R Ranch, Kim & Robert Richey, San Angelo, Texas. Little Ace Sabine Queen: Little Ace Sabine Queen (Ace’s Sam x Lady Monarch 3/3), owned by Krazy K Longhorns, Theo and Gail Kocian. Hunter Mc 69: Hunter Mc 69 (Festus Mc 27 x Jackie Lynn 90), DOB 7/7/06, bred by McLeod Ranch, owned by Westfarms / McLeod Partnership.
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From the Chairman of the Board I just got back from Fort Worth and the 2009 Horn Showcase and Sale that also included one of the most productive Board of Directors meetings I’ve attended in quite some time. I’m so proud of our Board and the dedication to this Association that they have shown over the past 10 months. We passed the 2009-2010 budget with great speed and confidence. We were given a thorough presentation of a program that the Computer Systems Committee arranged. After reviewing both the state of the current TLBAA computer systems and prospective suppliers of registry systems, the Board accepted the recommendation that the TLBAA contract with Genetic Performance Solutions (GPS) of San Antonio, Texas to provide our next generation registry/membership system. This upgrade will bring the TLBAA into the 21st Century and is one of the most forward thinking movements we can make for our Association. Maurice Ladnier Because the Trails has been able to reduce costs tremendously over the past year, we voted to pass those savings on to our members by offering a reduction in advertising rates by 30 percent! This drastic reduction gives everyone a chance to participate in marketing their programs in the Trails and will benefit all of our members by making it affordable to reach other Longhorn enthusiasts. If you’ve been holding off advertising because the cost was too high, there is no excuse now. The new rates can be found on page 21 of this issue of the Trails, or you can call the Trails staff and they will email, fax or mail you the new rates. If you didn’t make it to the Horn Showcase, you sure did miss a good time. We had 544 entries this year. You will be getting a full recap with all of the results in the December issue, but I was just so impressed with all that took place over the three days of the event, that I couldn’t wait to thank some of the people that made it possible. The Awards Banquet Friday night at the Radisson was the best banquet I’ve attended. The food was outstanding and the crowd of over 200 that enjoyed the fivecourse meal continues to comment on how delicious everything was. Ron Marquess had us all in stitches as he conducted the live auction, which raised over $20,000. Steven Zunker called out every winner from every division and every class. Seeing all of those winners walk up to get their bronze and photo taken, was a great thing to behold. I’ve just got to thank the Bolen family, Brent and Cindy and their children Jace and Ellie for all that they did to make the Horn Showcase such a success, and, the TLBAA staff for doing an outstanding job and I know how much all of us appreciated everything you did to pull this one off! Congratulations to all of you! Joel Lemely, our auctioneer at the Horn Showcase Sale, didn’t let up for a moment during the sale. He, along with the breeders that brought some wonderful animals to offer, deserve a big pat on the back for a successful sale. I’d like to remind you again about the board elections that are taking place this year in Division A. You should have received your nomination ballots. Please, please take time to contact the person that you would like to nominate to represent you on the Board of Directors. A Director needs to be committed to the tasks that they will be asked to perform for their members. If they do not want to make that commitment, don’t nominate them; find another individual that is willing to work for your division and region. It is important that you nominate and elect people that are willing to sacrifice and dedicate themselves to participating on the Board. Not much time for any of us to rest, we are now getting ready for the West Sale next month, the General Membership meeting on January 15 and the Premier Heifer Sale on January 16. The 2010 Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show in Fort Worth, begins on January 15, with the Youth Show on Monday, January 18 and the Open Show on Tuesday, January 19. Our Association is only as successful as you are willing to make it. There is so much to do and so many areas for you to volunteer. It is my hope that you will make an effort to attend one of the many events that are in your area or travel to another part of the country and meet some new Longhorn friends. Hope to see you soon.
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NEWS On the Trail... TLBAA Member Receives Award
The Bryan-College Station Mayors’ Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities has selected Laura Harding of College Station to receive the 2009 Mayors’ Award to be awarded at the Junction Five-O-Five Harvest Moon Fundraiser on October 15. This award is made to acknowledge and recognize outstanding contributions by individuals in Bryan-College Station to eliminate attitudinal, social, and physical barriers for people with disabilities. Laura is being recognized as a self-advocate who has increased awareness of people with disabilities as valuable, contributing members of the community. In addition, Laura and her mother, Tammy Tiner, were selected to be the speakers at the Harvest Moon Fundraiser to describe Laura’s community involvement and path to employment in animal caretaking with assistance from Junction Five-O-Five. A major contribution to Laura’s development came through her involvement with the TLBAA and TLBT and the individuals in these organizations that worked with her. Laura is the daughter of Kenn Harding and Tammy Tiner of College Station, TX and partner in Rafter H Longhorns.
TLBAA Members Host Zimbabwe Students Jim and Brenda Bothwell and their family, owners of J-B Longhorns at Tyler, TX, have been opening their home over the past few years to some young people from Zimbabwe and enjoying every moment of it. It began several years ago when Jim visited a missionary friend in the African country. When Jim got back to Texas, the friend called and said he had a bright student and asked if the Bothwells could help him get into Tyler Junior College. The boy, Kalpeth Kika, came to Tyler, graduated from TJC and then went on to graduate from Texas Tech University. Next came Kalpeth’s sister, D.D. and now the youngest sister, Atisha. Both families agree it was an adjustment for everyone – from cultural differences to language barriers, but Brenda says that it has been very pleasant and enjoyable. The opportunity has given the Bothwells a chance to give a young person a better chance at life, Jim explains in the article that ran in the Tyler Morning Telegraph on Aug.30.
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Saving a Bloated Cow or Calf
When cattle are fed highly fermentable feeds or pastured on alfalfa, there is always risk for bloat. Because of excessive gas formation, the rumen--the largest stomach-becomes full and tight. The animal becomes uncomfortable, repeatedly getting up and down, and kicking at its belly. If bloat becomes severe, the animal dies of suffocation because the distended rumen puts so much pressure on the lungs that the animal cannot breathe. Alfalfa is a common cause of bloat, especially young alfalfa plants in a pasture, or rich alfalfa hay like 2nd or 3rd cutting. The plants at that stage are tender, palatable and nutritious. The problem is accentuated when hungry animals overeat. One way to help prevent bloat is to have animals full before turning them out into a lush pasture. Feeding grass hay before turn-out is wise. Some gas production is normal; the animal gets rid of it by belching. But bloat (distension of the rumen) occurs when rate of gas production exceeds the animal's ability to expel it. Young alfalfa plants (containing very little fiber) are digested quickly, and the resultant burst of microbial activity in the rumen produces large quantities of gas and bacterial slime. The latter traps the gas in November 2009
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frothy bubbles, making it difficult to belch up. Always wait until a pasture is dry before turning animals into it. If alfalfa is wet from dew, rain or frost, animals bloat more readily because they don't need to mix as much saliva with the feed to chew and swallow it. Saliva contains sodium, which helps prevent bloat. Mature plants, whether used for hay are pasture, are less risky; the more fiber in the plant, the less quickly it is digested and the less chance for bloat. The risk drops after alfalfa matures and blooms. Antifoaming agents such as oils and detergents reduce risk of bloat and can also be used in treatment since they break down the froth in the rumen. Most vegetable oils work, as does the detergent poloxalene--the active ingredient in Bloat Guard. The latter can be mixed with grain and is effective if each animal gets two daily feedings. This product is also available in a salt-molasses block or in liquid molasses for use in a lickfeeder. This helps prevent bloat if the animals eat it regularly for a few days before going into alfalfa pasture, and if they continue using it while grazing the pasture. The best way to save a bloated animal is to quickly relieve the bloat by getting rid of
the gas. Putting oil into the rumen with a stomach tube can help, but in an emergency the fastest method is to "stick" the rumen and let out the gas. For adult cattle, a sharp tool called a trocar can be used, but for a calf this is too large. You can stick the rumen with a large (16 gauge or larger) hypodermic needle, at least 2.5 inches long. Even if the calf is on the ground suffocating, you can usually save him if you quickly stick the rumen and let out the gas. Use a clean needle and thrust it into the highest part of the ballooning rumen that is protruding upward--on the calf's left side, in the triangular area between the last rib, backbone and hip. The gas should come rushing out. Hold the needle in place until all the gas has been let out. Bloated animals should be removed from the pasture that caused it, or not fed any more alfalfa hay. They should be watched closely in case they bloat up again. If you give mineral oil by stomach tube, the rumen will probably not create any more gas. Give about a quart to a calf, and at least a gallon to a cow. In a calf, you can administer the oil with an esophageal feeder tube --like you'd use for giving fluids to a very young calf--but in an adult animal you need a much larger, longer tube.
By Clint Peck – Contributing Editor BEEF Magazine Used by permission from BEEF Magazine
ant some “hot” advice on ways to cheapen cowherd rations as fall and winter approach? After visiting with John Paterson, Montana State University Extension beef specialist, and ranchers from diverse locations, here’s a top-10 list of cost-saving tips adaptable to about any winter grazing situation and geographic location.
❄ Balance rations
Balance rations to be “best-cost” rations, realizing that they may not be least-cost rations, Paterson says. “Understand the nutrient requirements for a weight or age class, or stage of production, of the cow, calf or bull,” Paterson says. “Cow nutrient requirements – dry matter intake, energy intake, etc. – are different for replacement heifers.” Paterson likes ranchers to know the differences in the nutrient requirements for a cow in the middle trimester of gestation vs. the final trimester.
Johnny Weese’s key to keeping cow wintering costs down is flexibility. The Fisher, WV, rancher rents dormant fescue pasture when he needs some low-cost winter grazing. “I don’t normally like fescue,” he says. “But we can go in behind yearlings after the first good frost and get 60 days of good pasture on dormant fescue.” This year, Weese is gearing up to feed corn silage, which he says will be available due to drought stress. “The corn around here just isn’t going to ear-up, but it will make good forage.”
❄ Standing forage
Of course, one of the best ways to cheapen a winter ration is to have enough standing forage to keep the cows out grazing as long as possible, aided by a small amount of high-protein supplement, says Gene Vieh, Kaycee, WY. But when Vieh feeds a supplement, he likes to be strategic about what he feeds. “The higher the protein amount in the supplement, the fewer trips you’ll have to make to the pasture,” he says. “Those
extra trips with the feed truck cost money.”
❄ Health and nutrition
Nutrition and health programs depend on each other. When developing a year-round nutrition program, Paterson wants the local veterinarian to be a part of the management team to cover all the bases. This includes vaccinations, parasite control, biosecurity measures and recordkeeping. Cattle performance will suffer if either nutrition or the health programs is deficient. Not providing an adequate amount of any nutrient – water, energy, protein, vitamins and minerals – may result in compromised immune function, reduced conception rates and lighter calves.
❄ Forage analysis
Paterson always recommends obtaining a forage analysis of hay supplies well in advance of winter feeding. “Then, a rancher knows how much energy and protein is available,” Paterson says. “A water analysis should also be done to check for detrimental antagonists like nitrates or sulfates.” Vieh likes to include an analysis of fecal samples as a nutrient balance gauge.
❄ Body condition score
Split the cowherd into groups based on body condition score (BCS). Paterson likes to see the herd split into groups of animals with good BCS (greater than five) and those with poorer BCS (less than five). “Why feed the entire herd an expensive ration when only the thin cows need it?” he asks. “Depending on the winter, we might or might not sort and feed the cows according to age and body condition,” Vieh says. “Sorting is a pain in the neck, but we’ll do it if we’re facing a bad winter.”
❄ Wheat or barley straw
Paterson likes to use wheat or barley straw in the rations he formulates. He does this to cheapen the ration, prevent over-feeding of nutrients, and control rates of gain for cows and even heifers. Recently, because of drought conditions, Paterson’s balanced many rations
based on barley-grain hays, alfalfa and wheat straw. These rations often do not require additional supplementation other than a mineral supplement. Weese says rolled-up corn stalks serve the same purpose in his region. “Corn stalks make great filler and there’s not a lot of waste.”
❄ Alternative feeds
Determine if feed or food-industry byproducts can be used as supplements: wheat midds, distiller’s grains, peas, carrots, corn gluten feed and even whole potatoes. One of Paterson’s favorite rations had used rejected caramel candy in cardboard boxes. The cows ate the candy and the boxes. He’s seen rations that used rejected hard Christmas candy, corn chips and even chocolate. Weese plans to use brewer’s grain this year on cows that need a little extra boost before calving – mixing the wet grain with corn silage and hay. “We’ve got a Coors brewery over in the Shenandoah Valley that is close enough to make it worthwhile.”
Know the weight of your cows using a scale. Paterson says a rancher who underestimates average cow weight by up to 200 pounds could see a four to five pound difference in dry matter consumption each day. Vieh knows his mature cows average 1,080 pounds “We can’t let cow weight get out of hand,” he says.
❄ Feed waste
Minimize feed waste. Research shows that the method of feeding hay can have a dramatic influence on hay waste. Marc King, Sweetgrass County, MT Extension educator, says he’s worked with a Big Timber, MT, rancher who’s saved $9,000 in hay cost purchasing a bale processor. The rancher partitions the hay out in smaller packages on a daily or alternate-day basis. This practice has been shown to produce less waste than providing free-choice consumption by feeding once weekly.
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REGNANCY TESTING IN COWS By Heather Smith Thomas
ost beef producers routinely have their cows checked for pregnancy after the breeding season. This is an effective tool to help determine which cows to keep and which ones to sell. Jeff Hoffman, a veterinarian near Salmon, ID, says the best reason to know which cows are open is due to the major cost to feed them through winter. Feed cost is a waste of money if they are not going to have a calf. You may want to sell them in early fall when prices are good. In some cases, if they are too thin to bring a good price, you may choose to fatten them and sell them later in the winter for more money. “The other major reason to pregnancy test is that finding more than a typical number of open cows can alert you to a disease problem,” Hoffman says. There are a number of diseases, including trichomoniasis, vibriosis, IBR, BVD, etc. that may cause cows to lose their pregnancies. Typically the sexually transmitted diseases like trich and vibrio cause early abortion and the cow returns to heat, ending up open or calving very late. If bulls are left with the cows all summer, some of these cows may become pregnant again. Finding out that you have a bunch of open or late cows is a little bit after the fact, but at least you will know there is a problem and can take measures to correct it. “Nutritional deficiencies in the herd may also show up as open cows, especially in the younger cattle and mainly in the second calvers,” says Hoffman. Most people feed their yearling heifers adequately and they breed up fairly well—but they are not raising a calf,” says Hoffman. The 2-year-olds with calves at side are still growing, plus trying to feed their calf. This age group may end up with a high percentage open.
Part of the reason is nutritional deficiency and part may be due to management. “Some people shoot themselves in the foot; they overfeed and pamper the replacement heifers (as weanlings and yearlings) to make sure they will breed, then after their first calf they don’t get any special treatment and lose weight—and don’t rebreed,” adds Hoffman. This is the age group that has the hardest job, and the one group that the ranch might give a little leeway if they didn’t breed up as early, especially if they’re raising big calves. “The yearling heifers, by contrast, should have a short breeding season (45 days, the equivalent of two heat cycles). If they don’t breed up right away, they ought to be sold,” he says. This is the age to sort and cull, regarding fertility and efficiency. If they are slow to breed at this age, they are not the kind you want to keep. “Even though you’ve spent the time and money getting a replacement heifer to that age, she should not be given any slack in this area,” continues Hoffman. Pregnancy testing these heifers soon after a relatively short breeding season is helpful because you should never keep a yearling that’s a slow breeder—and you can then sell the open ones early in the summer when the market for them is best. “One advantage to pulling the bull out after a defined breeding season is that this eliminates the wiggle factor and you aren’t tempted to keep a heifer that bred late,” he says. If you are trying to determine when they were bred, pregchecking is never 100 percent accurate. “There’s enough individual variation among cows to make it difficult,” he says. A cow can calve up to two weeks early, or late. An example that illusTexas Longhorn Trails
trates this was a study some years ago, published in “BEEF” magazine, where they were talking about length of calving season. In this study, 100 heifers were synchronized and bred on one day. Even though they were all bred the same day, their calving season was a month long,” he says. Gestation length can vary that much, with some calves arriving two weeks ahead of their due date and some two weeks late. “Personally I’ve noticed when ultrasounding cattle, that I’m not as accurate in my palpation (in determining stage of gestation) as I thought. There’s enough variation in cows, when palpating rectally, that you can be fooled. Some are farther along than what they feel like (when assessing the size of the uterus, amount of fluid, etc.) and some that are little shorter,” he says. Taking the bull out after a defined breeding season also helps when it comes time to pregnancy test, because it eliminates those questionable ones that might be borderline. Studies have shown that accuracy in checking by palpation decreases in later months of gestation. “Early in pregnancy the veterinarian can determine pregnancy by the size of the uterus. As the cow gets a little farther along you can actually bump the fetus within the uterus. When she gets out around 100 to 110 days of gestation, the uterus has dropped down farther below the pelvic rim and you can’t reach the entire uterus. At this point you start going by the size of the buttons (cotyledons). As a back up you can assess the diameter of the uterine arteries. When you get past about four months, then you do a lot of the aging mainly by the size of the cotyledons and assessing the size of the arteries as a back-up. There will be some tiny changes, so it is easy to be a couple weeks off in your estimation of the length of pregnancy,” says Hoffman. He feels the ideal time to preg-check by palpation is somewhere between 2-to-4 months of gestation, for best accuracy in determining how far along the cow might be. “Some of this is personal preference. A month of gestation is still fairly easy to determine, but as a rule the 2-to-4 months is a better window,” he explains. Ultrasound is another option for checking. “It’s more accurate, especially as far as dating when the cow was bred and when she should calve. If you are going to ultrasound, you can do it
even earlier, like in the 30-to-60 day range, and be very accurate. This is a big advantage to some people, especially if the cattle are handy and not out on summer range. You can diagnose pregnancy earlier, and send the open ones to market sooner,” he says. With ultrasound, you can actually see the embryo or fetus. “You can pick up signs of pregnancy at 21 days or even a little earlier” he says. “The cost of ultrasound is about twice that of rectal palpation, but the improved accuracy is worth it, to many producers. Ultrasound is getting to be the standard method in dairies, not only because of better accuracy, but also because you can diagnose other things (ovarian problems and other reproductive issues). In beef cattle, ultrasound hasn’t caught on as much yet, but in some places more producers are using it. I have a friend in Montana who is ultrasounding most of the larger beef herds in his region. They have corrals out on the range pastures and he runs an inverter off his truck to power the ultrasound machine,” said Hoffman. Some ranchers are doing it because of the timing—to detect open cows early for marketing purposes. At the same time, you have better accuracy and know you are not selling a pregnant cow that was diagnosed open. “Ultrasound isn’t 100 percent accurate, but is more accurate than palpation, especially when checking cows early. By the time a cow is 5-or-6 months along the odds of calling her open when palpating are small, compared to checking her at 30 days,” says Hoffman. The advantages to ultrasound includes earlier accurate diagnosis, and the ability to see the sex of the fetus. This is helpful in some purebred operations, especially if they want to sell a group of cows or heifers that will all have bull calves, or all have replacement heifers. “In our region, I’ve only done a few beef herds. One producer had me ultrasound a bunch of older cows that had only been bred for a short time. He wanted to make sure they were pregnant before he sold them, and at that stage of their pregnancy ultrasound would be more accurate than palpation,” says Hoffman. He likes to pregnancy test his own cow herd about 75 days after turning in the bulls. “Anything I have a question on, which is usually less than 10 percent of the herd, I run back through and check with ultrasound. I leave my bulls with the cows for ease of management (rather than take them out at the end of breeding season), but by preg-checking after they should all be settled, I can sell any open or late cows when the market is best. One downside to early preg-checking is that it is possible to have some early abortions, and a cow you thought was pregnant may end up open. And, if you leave the bull with the cows this may mean some of those cows will breed back to be late calvers.”
IN MEMORIAM Dr Marion DeVeaux Cotten Dr. Marion DeVeaux Cotten, of Waynesboro, GA, died at his home Tuesday, September 29, 2009, after a short illness. Dr. Cotten was a farmer and rancher and was, with his wife, the co-owner of Deer Run Ranch in Munnerlyn, Georgia. A longtime member of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America (TLBAA), he served on the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Texas Longhorn Association and the Longhorn Breeders of the South. In 2001, he received the Will Campbell Non-Haltered Herdsman award at the TLBAA World Show. His ranch produced several animals which were named to the Texas Longhorn Breeders of America Hall of Fame, including the 2002 World Grand Champion Non-Haltered Female Texas Longhorn. Dr. Cotten was born November 11th, 1927 in Charleston, SC, and graduated from the College of Charleston in 1948. He was awarded a PhD in Pharmacology by the Medical College of South Carolina in Charleston, SC in 1952, and began a more than twenty year teaching career in 1954. He taught at the Tulane University School of Medicine, and at the Medical School at Emory University. He went on to serve as Professor of Pharmacology and as the youngest ever Chairman of the Pharmacology Department at the University of Oklahomaâ€™s School of Medicine. Afterward, he was Chairman of the Pharmacology Department at the University of Nebraskaâ€™s Medical School, and he ended his teaching career as a Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology and of Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia. In addition to his teaching career, Dr. Cotten was an internationally recognized cardiovascular research scientist and was active in public service. He was head of the Physiology section of the National Heart Institute from 1955 to 1957, and later was named a Senior Fellow for the Institute. He served as a commissioned officer in the United States Public Health Service at the National Institutes of Health, as a consultant for the World Health Organization and as Chairman of the Basic Science Section for the National Board of Medical Examiners. Dr. Cotten also had a long career as a scientific author and as an editor of professional journals. He served as an editor for the Journal of Pharmacology from 1957 to 1962, as Editor in Chief of the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics from 1968 to 1977, and as Editor in Chief of Pharmacological Reviews from 1970 to 1977. Dr. Cotten received his Juris Doctorate from Augusta Law School in 1974 and, after leaving the Medical College of Georgia, practiced law in Waynesboro, Georgia, for over twenty five years. Dr. Cotten was elected Solicitor of the State Court of Burke County in 1978 and served in that capacity until retiring in 2001. He is preceded in death by his father, Marion Sr., his mother Beatrice, his sister Mary, his brother Francis, and his grandson Atys MillsCotten. He is survived by his wife, Dr. Mary Ella Logan, his son William (Elizabeth Mills), his daughters Sarah Lynn (Eddie Rowland) and Susan (Eric Junger) and by his grandchildren Sam Mills-Cotten, Noel Cotten-Rowland, Erin Cotten-Rowland, Laura Cotten-Rowland, Christian Cotten-Dixon, Charlie Cotten-Dixon, Casey Cotten-Dixon, Katie Junger and Sean Junger. The family suggests that memorials be made to American Heart Association, 1105 Furys Drive, Suite D, Augusta, GA 30907 (706-855-5005).
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Believe it or not, your refrigerator could
be one of the most important aspects of your animal health program. If you have more than one refrigerator, my guess is that your newer refrigerator is in your kitchen, while the older one is in the garage, mud room, porch, tack room, barn, etc. The one in your kitchen may have $75 worth of food, while the ole clunker in the barn may have several hundred dollars of animal health products. The appearance of the refrigerator where you keep your animal health products is not important, but how it functions may be critical to your animal health program.
Refrigeration is required for most animal health products (i.e. pharmaceuticals, vaccines). These products should be stored according to the label directions, but generally, these products are labeled to be stored between 350 and 450F (20 to 70C). If a product is not stored properly, there is a good chance that it will not be as efficacious as
room and should have space around the sides and top. Whether or not the unit has coils on the back, there should be at least 4 inches of space between the back and the wall for proper air circulation. The unit
“min-max” thermometers are available that record low and high temperatures. The ther-
? h t l a e H e g d i Fr it should be, or may not work at all. Freezing is particularly detrimental to some products and can cause separation of their components. A survey of temperature ranges found in animal health product refrigerators was recently conducted by University of Arkansas researchers. They surveyed 191 refrigerators on farms (76%), retail stores (18%), and veterinarian clinics (6%). Data loggers were used to record the temperature at 10-minute intervals for 48 hours. The results are shown in (Table 1.). Only 27% of the refrigerators tested reliably kept the temperature between 350 and 450F; meaning that more than 7 of 10 refrigerators were unacceptable in keeping the proper temperature. Following are best management prac-
should stand firmly and level and the wheels or leveling legs should be adjusted so that the bottom sits 1 to 2 inches above the floor. It is a good practice to post a “Do Not Unplug” sign next to the refrigerator’s electrical outlet to reduce the risk of accidental power loss. Posting a sign is standard practice in medical clinics, but may be even more important in the farm shop, where an outlet may get “borrowed”.
REFRIGERATOR MAINTENANCE Dust and dirt build-up affects the transfer of heat, and therefore, the efficiency of the unit. The front grill should be kept clean to permit free air flow to the condenser. The condenser coils should be cleaned regularly with a brush or vacuum cleaner to remove dirt and dust accumulation. Door seals should be washed with soapy water. Check and clear the drain tube with a pipe cleaner as necessary. Regularly check the integrity of the door gaskets. They should not be torn or brittle and there should be no gaps between the gaskets and the body of the unit when the doors are closed. The “paper test” can be used to check the condition of the gaskets. If a piece of paper can slip between the gasket and the body, the seal is not tight enough and requires adjustment of the door hinges or replacement of the gasket.
tices for maintaining proper storage of your animal health products.
REFRIGERATOR PLACEMENT Good air circulation around the refrigerator is essential for proper heat exchange and cooling functions. The unit should be placed in a well-ventilated
Refrigerator and freezer thermostats are marked in various ways, but in general, thermostats show levels of coldness rather than temperature. The only way to know the temperature inside the unit is to measure it with a calibrated thermometer. Thermometers designed for accurately reflecting the temperature of a refrigerator generally have a fluid filled bulb or bottle (Figure 2). If temperature fluctuations are a concern,
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mometer should be placed in the center of the compartment away from the coils, walls, floor, and fan in order to obtain a true reading of the temperature. In the refrigerator, the thermometer should be placed on the middle shelf, adjacent to the vaccine, or hanging down from the upper shelf. In the freezer, the thermometer should be suspended from the ceiling of the compartment or placed on a box or some other item so that it is in the middle of the compartment off the floor.
STORING ANIMAL HEALTH PRODUCTS Store ice packs in the freezer and large jugs of water in the refrigerator along with the animal health products. This will help maintain a stable, cold temperature in case of a power failure or if the refrigerator or freezer doors are opened frequently. Store the water bottles against the inside walls and in the door racks. Store the frozen packs along the walls, back, and bottom of the freezer compartment and inside the racks of the freezer door. Sufficient freezer packs should be stored in preparation for transport or for a power outage. Frequent opening of the refrigerator unit doors can lead to temperature variations inside, which can reduce vaccine efficacy. For this reason, you should not store food or beverages in the refrigerator or freezer. In addition, do not store animal health products in the door shelves. These shelves are subject to greater temperature fluctuation than the main compartment.
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Ideas on Cow Size and Efficiency Dr. Jason Rowntree, MSU Dept. of Animal Science With beef production costs high, enhancing farm efficiency Consider a cow residing in Michigan consumes 2 percent is paramount in ensuring your cow-calf operation is operatof her body weight daily and this totals 6 tons of dry matter ing in the black. Often I speak with producers who orient annually. Using Figure 1, the smaller-sized, moderately-milkthemselves to one output when assessing the production staing cow will wean the most pounds per exposure. Only when tus of their herd and that is weaning weight. Certainly weanintake approaches 7 tons is the heavier-weight, heavier-milking weight reigns on pay day, but what does it take to produce ing cow a more efficient converter of dry matter intake to the heavy weaning weight? In beef production, simply put, we pounds of weaned calf. What does this tell us with respect to focus more on income, and not interfacing the cowherd with enough on expenses which can A broad definition of efficiency is producing an existing forage base? Modgreatly influence our produc- effectively with a minimum of waste, expense erate-weight cows are more eftion efficiency. What are effificient. Production data from ciencies? A broad definition of or unnecessary effort, or exhibiting a high North Dakota State University efficiency is producing effec- ratio of output to input. would also support this statetively with a minimum of ment. Dickinson Research Exwaste, expense or unnecessary effort, or exhibiting a high ratio tension Center divided their cowherd, by weight, into two of output to input. With respect to cow-calf production, one smaller herds. The first herd (52 cows, range 856 to 1395 lbs) definition is the ratio of pounds of calf weaned/unit forage averaged 1216 lbs. The second herd (50 cows, range 1350 to consumed. This ratio obviously is very difficult to measure, 1935 lbs) averaged 1571. The weaning weights of calves from because without knowing individual forage intake, the more cows, by weight class, are reported in Table 1. efficient converter cannot be identified. Thus, an easier definition is to look at pounds of weaned calf per exposed cow. Finally, economically speaking, efficiency is the net income of an operation or net income = total income- total expense. Certainly not the silver bullet to solving all production challenges, proper grazing management is an area I have discovered can be a boon when it comes to controlling costs. When developing a grazing management plan, I recommend taking three steps: 1) conduct an animal inventory plan, 2) conduct a forage inventory, and 3) decide on a grazing system (continuous or rotational). This article will focus on conducting the cow inventory. Matching cow genetics to your environment is the first step Did the larger cows wean the heavier calves? Based on this in attempting to map out a grazing management plan. What data, the answer is no. It is easy to see that the lighter-weight is the mature size and milk potential of your cowherd? Gencows are the more productive weight class. Further, figuring erally speaking, a cow consumes 2 percent of her body weight on normal pasture for North Dakota, the second, larger herd in dry matter feed. This may be higher with greater forage required 113 more acres and 23 more tons of feed to mainquality or if the cow is lactating. In an outstanding review of beef cow efficiency from New Mexico State Univ., Mathis and tain through the winter. Granted this is one yearsâ€™ worth of Sawyer depict data from a beef cow efficiency report from the data. But the numbers, to me, are surprising. The objective of U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, Clay Center, NE (Figure 1). this article is for the reader to gain a better understanding on beef cow efficiency as it relates to forage intake and calf performance. The importance of understanding this concept when planning a grazing management system is paramount. When identifying stocking rate in a pastured system and understanding the principle that cows typically consume 2 percent of their body weight at maintenance, complemented with the data provided herein, it would appear that the lighterweight cows are the more profitable ones. Simply put, do you know the weight of your cows?
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Dear TLBT Members: What a busy month it has been! I am racking up the frequent flyer miles. I flew to Oklahoma City and Tulsa in order to attend an extra day of school, two weeks in a row. At the State Fair of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, there were not a lot of youth exhibitors, but we showed a lot of Texas Longhorns. Brandon Bearden, Parker Grudt, Emily Grudt, and I keep very busy helping each other. No matter what your animal placed, all four of us were in the grand drives for all divisions. We all had fun and enjoyed the busy day. Bodie Quary did a great job on the awards we received at Oklahoma City. Thank you, Mrs. Quary. The following weekend, I flew to Tulsa for the Tulsa Show. We had more youth at this show, and again a busy day. My flight was canceled from San Antonio, due to heavy rains in Dallas, and I was eventually routed to Tulsa by the way of Houston. Imagine my surprise when I found Brandon and Preston Bearden on the same flight! When we arrived in Tulsa, I jumped in the truck with them and headed to the Fair. This is what I love about our breed; everyone is one big happy family. I want to thank all the Longhorn Breeders who donated award money to this show. A total of $1,100 in cash was awarded to the grand and reserve grand youth champions, along with the winners of showmanship in each division. Immediately following the Tulsa Show, on Friday, my family and the Faske family loaded our trailers and headed to Tyler for The State Fair of Oklahoma. Starting left to right, Susan Young, Cindy and Robert Schnerger, in the orange shirt is a fair offical, Steve and Bodie Quary, Brandon Bearden, Brett the East Texas State Fair. As usual, Mrs. Hightower did a Henningsen, Brandon, Duane Tabor,Parker Grudt, Katherine Grudt, Thresa Tabor, Emily wonderful job with the show and the awards were great. The Grudt, Duane Grudt, Becca Vizza, Judge Randy Algood, Stacie Hood, Denise Henningsen, following weekend brought the Heart of Texas State Fair. Mrs. Ryan Culpepper, Pete Hood, David Vizza, DJ Hood and his cousin. Tiner also did a really fantastic job for the HOT Show with great awards. Our association really does take care of our youth. Please remember these people with a thank you card every now and then. At the Tyler show, Teen Director Shelby Coats suggested the youth adopt the Breast Cancer awareness campaign as one of our community service activities this year. By time she got to Waco, Shelby was already running in full speed. Shelby and her mother Stacy had already visited with the Breast Cancer Organization and picked up brochures to pass out to attendees. They had a booth set up and were accepting donations to help cure breast cancer. With each donation made, you receive a pink ribbon to wear. We are currently talking with the Wrangler people to showcase the Fort Worth Livestock and Rodeo show as “Tough Enough to Wear Pink”. At the Fort Worth show wear a pink show shirt, pink bandana or wrist band to show your support and your name will be put in for a drawing. (Prize yet to be determined) Remember we are all a very fortunate group of youth and let’s work together and help others. Remember if your affiliate is having a show and you want to step up and do extra as a youth, contact your show chairperson and work together. It’s never too early to start Tyler Show from left to right youth Sam Deroin, Brandon Beardon, Becca Vizza, Abigal Faske, Faske, Phoebe Faske, Jacob Faske, Joshua Faske, Naomi Faske and Judge Blake planning for the World Show. This year’s theme for the banquet Julia Nelson. Front row: Cameron Smith, Hannah Faske, Lydia Faske, Jonah Faske, Miraim Faske, is Vegas. While on the subject of World Show, I have been and Rachel Faske. selling chances for the Dube Chute that was donated to the World Show. All the proceeds from this chute will go to the World Show funds. ALL show exhibitors need to send Mr. Dube a thank you for this generous donation. Again, another couple have stepped up and donated. Mr. and Mrs. Quary are going to award the youth that sells the most chances for the chute, a wonderful Texas Longhorn from their herd. The Quarys exhibit some of the finest Longhorns, so the youth that wins an animal from their herd will be taking home a great animal. If you are interested in selling chances for the chute, contact Traci Moore at Triple T Longhorns. Until Next Month,
Becca Vizza TLBT President
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Ron Walker, President • (403) 548-6684 With the severe drought in Alberta this year, breeders have seen some tough times and more to come this winter with the lack of feed available. Several longhorn breeders are dispersing or down sizing their herds along with other commercial cattle breeders due to the expensive feed. We hope to see more moisture this winter and next spring to turn things around for the livestock producers. The A.T.L.A. attended the Calgary Stampede again in June. For 10 days, we had a steer or a cow/calf on display along with our information booth. Thank you to Ron Walker, Ken and Charlotte Beler for the use of their cattle. The Stampede was well attended again this year with many visitors from all over the world stopping by for a visit and to inquire information about the Texas Longhorns. Thank you to members Charlie and Val Gordon, Ray Scherger, Chris Hepfner, Mark Stewart, Gordon and Charlene Musgrove, Ron Walker and Lee Stringer for their time throughout the event. A Texas Longhorn show was held in Red Deer in July during Westerner Park Fair Days. Three breeders and approximately 30 head of cattle were shown. The Association would like to say thank you to judges Bob and Linda Snow, show announcer Gordon Musgrove and ringman Del Hepfner for helping with the show. The Grand and Reserve Champion Females were KC Not To Shabby and KC Ocean Breeze both owned by Ken and Charlotte Beler. Grand and Reserve Champion Bulls were Tinkerbell and 6 Shooter, both owned by Mark and Tina Stewart. The Grand and Reserve Champion Steers were KC Rusty Quillas owned by Ken and Charlotte Beler and KC Admirable Blade owned by Mark and Tina Stewart. The pedigree picnic scheduled in August at Lee and Bonnie Stringers ranch in Sunnynook was cancelled due to health reasons. We hope Lee has a speedy recovery and all members are looking forward to the pedigree picnic at the Stringer ranch next year. The Association would also like to send out get well wishes to member Jim Garner. In January, we will once again attend the Camrose Bull Congress. If there are members that can spare some time answering questions from visitors or cattlemen at the display booth, please call Chris at (780) 387-4874.
3. For the past 8 years, the Longhorns have been the largest exhibited breed of cattle at the Fair. This year, we had 206 entries and filled two barns with this magnificent breed of cattle. Anita Wampler was the judge for haltered and non-haltered and Stan Comer judged our youth show. Carole Phillips manned the hospitality booth with early morning coffee, donuts and ETLA T-shirts and was our Hall of Fame point counter. Kurt Twining was the acting ring steward for the youth show with David Vizza assisting. Danny Phillips was our ring steward for both the haltered and non-haltered show. John Powell was coordinator for the non-haltered show and served as photographer for all three shows. Judy Coats served as our haltered make ready steward and Emily Phillips coordinated the youth show. Gene Hightower announced the haltered show and youth show and Donnie Taylor announced nonhaltered. New members John and Brenda Oliver and Fermin and Karen Rodrequez stepped in and helped where they were needed. It took all of us, but we were very pleased with the outcome of a successful show. Our affiliate members were split with two official events on the same weekend. Twenty-five miles from the East Texas Fair was a TLBAA Satellite measuring event at the Marquess Arrow Ranch. Cattle were being measured for the upcoming Horn Showcase show and sale. Ron Marquess, Donnie Taylor, Andy Martinez and Rich Frische did the official measuring and documented four animals that have passed the 80” TTT measurement. Very exciting times! Ron and Barb hosted the event with their usual fun filled flair that included a traveling teddy bear. Ask Wes Watson! The ETLA will be planning a party and general membership meeting for sometime in January…Until then, Longhorn Smiles…Lana Hightower.
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David Vizza, President (405) 414-6982 • email@example.com September and October were full of Longhorn activity in Oklahoma. September brought the Oklahoma State Fair, in Oklahoma City. Entries were down but it was still a very good show. There
were a total of 31 entries in the Open division and 20 entries in the Youth division. In addition to the premiums from the State Fair of Oklahoma, the OTLA awarded all Grand and Reserve Grand Champions in both divisions additional trophy awards. We had exhibitors drive from as far as League City, TX. The OTLA would like to thank them for making the long drive to get here. October started with the 30th Longhorn Show at the State Fair of Tulsa. Entries were up this year with 55 entries in the Open division and 53 in the Youth Division. In the Youth Division a good sum of cash was awarded to the Grand Champions and Reserve Grand Champions, thanks to the generous donations from several members. Lee and Linda Ragains awarded Brandon Bearden $200 for exhibiting the Grand Champion Female, Anchor T Pearl. Reg and Margarett Pavey awarded Joshua Faske $100 for exhibiting the Reserve Champion Female, SDR Sunrise Sapphire. Randy and Jamie Briscoe awarded Becca Vizza $200.00 for exhibiting the Grand Champion Bull, Anchor T Captain Deigo. Ryan Culpepper awarded Brandon Bearden $100.00 for exhibiting the Reserve Grand Champion Bull, SDR Master Yoda. Ryan asked for his donation to be given in honor of the late Bob Moore. This is the first year Bob Moore has not exhibited cattle at the Tulsa State Fair. Bob had exhibited consecutively for 70 years prior to this year. Denise and Brett Henningsen awarded $200 to Naomi Faske for exhibiting the Grand Champion Steer, Music Man CP. Harrell Ranch awarded $100 to Jonah Faske for exhibiting the Reserve Grand Champion Steer, VNR See My Buckle. It was an honor for all at Tulsa to watch Jonah leave the Pee Wee division and exhibit for his very first time as Junior exhibitor. Jonah told his parents he was ready to be a big boy and show his own steer instead of watching one of his brothers or sisters exhibit See My Buckle. Mr. and Mrs. John Chase awarded $200 to the top showman in each division, $50 dollars was awarded to Junior Showman, Miriam Grace Faske, $50 dollars to Teen Showman Nathaniel Faske, and $50 to Senior Showman, Jacob Faske. No Intermediate showmen were entered and the Chases awarded the final $50 cash prize, in the -- continued on pg. 31
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Buckhorn Cattle Company - Buck & Sharon Adams 110 N. Broad, Guthrie, OK 73044 www.buckhorncattle.com (405) 260-1942 • (405) 282-9800
Eagles Ridge Longhorns - Paul & Judi Sellers
3245 Sugarloaf Key Rd, U21A, Punta Gorda, Florida 33955 (941) 979-2419 or (443) 624-0792 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Falls Creek Longhorns - Stanley & Sandi Tidwell 2330 W. FM 875, Midlothian, TX 76065 Contact Russell Hooks - (409) 381-0616 Herd Manager/Consultant e-mail: email@example.com
Kent & Sandy Harrell
15 W 6th St Ste 2510, Tulsa, OK 74119 (918) 299-6402 • (918) 733-4008 www.harrellranch.com • e-mail: Kent@harrellranch.com
Kaso, Lisa & Jake Kety - Little Ace Cattle Company P.O. Box 386, Folsom LA 70437 (985) 796-3918 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rio Vista Ranch – Elmer & Susan Rosenberger 4818 Eck Lane, Austin, TX 78734 (512) 266-3250 Cell: (512) 422-8336 e-mail: email@example.com www.riovistaranch.com
Shamrock Land & Cattle LLC - Gary, Patric & McKenna Donovan P.O. Box 374, Mt. Hood, OR 97041 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (541) 490-4681
Westfarms Inc. – Dale, Lynette, Leslie & Matt Westmoreland 13529 Hwy 450, Franklinton, LA 70438 (985) 795-1539 Cell: (985) 515-3172 e-mail: email@example.com
5T Longhorns – James & Kim Turner 13571 Calhoun Rd., Conroe, TX 77302 (936) 689-1914 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.5tlonghorns.com
a boost with Butler genetics! 446 Ranch - Lonnie Shan & Raymond Cruthis 7303 CR 446 • Thorndale, TX 76577 (512) 269-9037 e-mail: CR446Ranch@aol.com www.butlertexaslonghorns.com/Breeders/shan.html
Frank Anderson Jr. and III 828 South Rosemary Drive • Bryan, TX 77802 (979) 846-8020 • (713) 984-9431
Concho Ranch - Tony & Judy Cain 707 S. David St • San Angelo, TX 76903 (325) 657-0707 • (325) 650-4676 e-mail: email@example.com
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DALGOOD Longhorns - Malcolm & Connie Goodman (713) 782-8422 • Waller, TX e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.dalgoodlonghorns.com
4T Longhorns - Donnie & Marilyn Taylor 2038 Marshall Ivy Rd., Huntington, TX 75949 (936) 422-3155 • Cell (936) 414-1401 e-mail: email@example.com • www.4tlonghorns.com
Krazy K Longhorns – Theo & Gail Kocian Hallettsville, TX • (361) 798-6774 www.krazyklonghorns.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob & Pam Loomis - Loomis Longhorns Rt. 1 Box 673 • Marietta, OK 73448 (580) 276-9265 • Fax (580) 276-3049 e-mail: email@example.com
Westfarms Magnolia DOB 5/22/06
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Rocking G Ranch - Mrs. Ramie Griffin 5005 Callais Road • Beaumont, TX 77713 (409) 892-2662 • Fax (409) 838-6926 Cell (409) 781-3215 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sidewinder Cattle Company - Ed Shehee, Jr. 1007 Airport Blvd • Pensacola, FL 32504 (850) 572-6595 www.sidewindercattleco.com
Stanley Cattle Co. - David Stanley 3435 Talbert Ranch Rd., China Spring, TX 76633 (254) 836-4223 • (254) 836-9603 www.StanleyCattleCo.com e-mail: email@example.com
Jane’s Land & Cattle Co. - John & Jane Thate 418 W. Margaret St. • Fairmont, MN 56031 (507) 235-3467
Triple R Ranch - Robert & Kim Richey 21000 Dry Creek Road • San Angelo, TX 76901 (325) 942-1198 • e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.butlertexaslonghorns.com
4T Maggie Dode DOB 11/19/08
Dode’s Boy x Westfarms Magnolia
4T Longhorns Donnie & Marilyn Taylor 2038 Marshall Ivy Rd., Huntington, TX 75949 (936) 422-3155 • Cell (936) 414-1401 email: email@example.com • www.4tlonghorns.com
Join Us! We’re Growing Fast! a small group of concerned cattlemen banded together to preserve the unique heritage of Texas Longhorn cattle. With this goal, they established the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America (TLBAA) to maintain the breed registry and to promote the magnificent breed to as many persons as possible.
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-- continued from pg. 27 form of a drawing to all the youth exhibitors that did not win a Champion, reserve or Showmanship class. Hannah Faske was the final cash winner. The OTLA would like to thank our announcer Larry O’Neal, we understand after Tulsa he had a career change. Larry did such a wonderful job for the Texas Longhorns that the Braunvieh breed came and offered to pay Larry to announce their show. We look forward to seeing everyone at the Stillwater Shoot-out in Spring.
South Texas Longhorn Association
Clarence Harabis, President (361) 648-6249 • firstname.lastname@example.org Clarence Harabis called a planning committee meeting for Oct 10, 2009. The directors approved the following show dates. Please mark your calendars. Winter Festival, December 11-13, 2009, Chair: Cindi Dennis –Deadline: Dec.1 San Antonio Show, February 5-7, 2010, Chair: Annie Morgan – Deadline: Dec 1. Star of Texas Fair & Rodeo, March 19-21, 2010, Chair: Daniel Harabis, Deadline: Feb. 1. Rockdale Show, April 9-11, 2010, Chairs: Sandi Nordhausen and Ray Berger, Deadline: May 30. See the STLA Web site, STLA.org for more information. Barbara Homer resigned as a director and Annie Morgan was approved by the board to be her replacement. Barbara, the Board of Directors thank you for the years of service you have given to the membership as a board director and secretary. We will miss you but expect to see you on the show or sale trail. If you want to place an ad in the Trails through STLA, please, contact Teresa Castillo. This is a good way to show off those wonderful Longhorns on your spread. We will not be having a Fall Field Day, but look forward to the Spring Field Day when we have our Annual General Meeting. The Board of Directors approved and welcomed the following new members: Jeff and Nancy Bearden, Brandon Bearden, Dezarah Bliss, Brian Brett, Michala Coffman, Jim and Michelle Cordera, Matthew J Durkin, Megan L. Ekstrom, Brittany Ekstrom, Bruce and Karen Fisher, Justin Gripon, Ashley Gripon, Cindy Guinn, Brittany Guinn, Sheryl L. Hall, Ron and Charlotte Hamilton, Kylen Jase Harrell, Matthew and Staci Krueger, Justin Macdowell, Mark and Carolyn Marsolais, Kevin Rubel, Raven Skye, John Staffel, Benjamin W. Staffel, John and Jane Surovik, Savana Taylor and Cooper Taylor. Congratulations to Dr. Darlene Aldridge and John Parley, Sommerville, TX, on being Class 9 winners at the 2009 Winchester Futurity. As our show season is fast approaching, start looking at those lovely cattle and deciding what you want to show this season. We look forward to seeing all of you at all of the shows. To join South Texas Longhorn Assn. contact: Daniel Harabis, membership chair at email@example.com See you on the Trail, Patsy Davidson, secretary. November 2009
TLBAA Breed Advisory Committee’s
November - Herd Management Guide
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 limiting 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 (3240 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.
1. Continue the feeding program begun in October. The nutrient requirements for energy, protein, minerals and vitamins of lactating females increase substantially. During the first 3-4 months of lactation, a 1000 pound cow with average milking ability (producing 10 pounds of milk daily) requires 11.5 pounds of energy, 2
lbs. of protein, 0.06 pounds of calcium, 0.05 pounds of phosphorus and 36,000 international units of vitamin A per day. Make sure that your females are receiving adequate nutrition so that they will cycle at the first of the breeding season. Feeding 3-4 pounds of a 40 percent CP supplement, 4-6 pounds of a 30 percent CP supplement or 6-8 pounds of a 20 percent CP supplement per head per day should be adequate to meet most protein and energy needs. Choice of appropriate supplement (20 percent CP, 30 percent CP or 40 percent CP) should be based upon cheapest source of protein. Price per pound of protein may be determined by dividing the cost per pound of protein supplement by the percentage of crude protein in the supplement. A source of salt as well as a good commercial calcium:phosphorus mineral mix with added Vitamin A should be available on a free choice basis. If your cows are thin in body condition, then feeding supplemental hay plus higher levels of a low crude protein, high energy range cube (20 percent crude protein) will provide increased intake of vital nutrients. Young, lactating females have 20-25 percent greater supplemental needs than mature cows. 2. Provide supplemental feed for bulls grazing dry, dormant range grass according to age and condition of the bulls: (a) feed mature bulls 3-4 pounds of a 40 percent crude protein range cube daily; (b) feed young bulls 8-10 pounds of a high energy, 20 percent crude protein cattle cube daily, and (c) supplement additional feed as necessary to keep bulls in good body condition as breeding season approaches. 3. If not already completed, conduct breeding soundness exams and fertility checks on all bulls prior to the breeding season. 4. Typically first calving females require 20 to 30 days longer to return to estrus or heat after calving than mature cows. As a result, begin breeding your replacement heifers 20 to 30 days before the rest of the cow herd. This management practice will allow the 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.
MONTHLY MOVERS & SHAKERS Division A
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W.S. Morris, III Thomas Markert Randall Hefner James & Kelly Young Jimmie Bond Jeffrey Hudspeth Christine A. Miller Mike and Susan Hester Sidney Farrar Kathy Kittler Earl Kehler Bill Derey J Taylor Straight Arrow Cattle Co. Jerry Moore Billy Holder Jim Steffler Zachary Moffitt Don Constable Diamond W Farms Grove Cattle Company Jim and Patty Gladden John J. Davis Kasar & Lisa Kety Nancy C. Dunn Plainview Farms Tim Miller Allison Simler Joe Graddy Mark Hubbell Benjamin C. Gravett Curt & Katie Mulder Dan Huntington Eugene C. Helmstetter Jody Shaw K Bar Exotics Orla M. Kuhns Ron Skinner Thomas Johnson William Wick
Horton Ranch John T and Norma Harrington H.C. Carter Dale Land and Cattle Gary & Teresa Bowdoin John Oliver Charles E. Spencer Rio Vista Ranch Steveon & Deborah Hall Melvin & Alice French A & A Cattle Helm Cattle Company William B Ford Bob and Laura Campbell, III Guthrie Creek Longhorn Cattle Kirk Ray Charles Johnson Rick Friedrich Frank & Sue Bowdoin Thomas A. Rogers Steven Zunker Bob and Cathy Iversen Rancho Cielito Lindo Donnie Taylor Star Creek Ranch Eddie and Sharon Settlemyer Frank Anderson, Jr. S. Ann Wight Thurmond Longhorns Davis Green Doak Parker and Dean Freeman Glenn H. Griffin Hilda Bolling Edwards Linda Alexander Randy Dillard Ron & Barbara Marquess Stacey Taylor Tom & Maurice Gibbs Keith & Carol Davidson Lazy L Longhorns Brandon Kirby Cactus Rose Longhorns Charles A. Tompkins Gary Sealy Joni Brand Annie Morgan & Steve Bell King Ranch, Incorp Lady Dianna Longhorn Ranch Lloyd Keith & Dana Shuffler Stephanie Kay Bradley Stephen P Head
Jerry Laird Michael J. Gottesman Richard & Sharon Parr Bill Lykins Charles R & Susan Loeffler Cliff & Anita Whitfill Dale Hutton Double R Ranch Dr. Gene and Lana Hightower Fermin and Karen Rodriquez Jeffrey Boone John & Diann Chase Jonell Westerberg K9 BranD Cattle Company Lindauer Longhorn Company Marlene & Howard Isbell Matthews Ranch and Investments Richard James Filip Ross & Tricia Polk Cloud 9 Longhorns George & Linda Campbell J II C B, LTD Chris & Lisa Parker 777 Ranch Bill & Anita Wappler Bill & Molly Crozier Billy and Kim Cooper Chad & Karen Niles Concho Ranch Dr. W. Lou Shields Greenly Acres Greg and Beth Tanner JM and Cathie Smith Joe or Carolyn Wissel John and /or Judy Coats Lonnie Shan Luke Rutledge Pat & Stan Ivicic Patrick & Ilene Cherry Sammy and Helen Overton Wes and Carol Chancey
Shawn R & Teresa Kroll Ronnie & Sandra Little Michael & Karin French R-B Farm Tim Miller Bernard and Theresa Strong Frank and Linda Pate Scot & Jodie O'Bryan Don and/or Renee Loquiao Kenneth J. & Valerie J. Webb Nora & Dave Hutcheson Dr. Lee & Linda Ragains J Wade and Kristi Wilson Wade Chickering William and Susan Mc Cutchan Joseph M. Graham Norman and June Cady Glen W. Lewis Kevin Bartel Oak Hill Longhorns Bill and Jo Le'AN Craig, Cel and Rietta Iversen Don Eaton Semkin Longhorns Tom Lane Broken Wagon Cattle Co., LLC Charley E. and Doris Snyder Alexandra Dees Bonnie & Rodger Damrow Chuck Van Horn Jim and Wanda Taylor Latour Farm Sherie Weatherby Steven C. Jordan Wayne and Karen Himmelreich Cheryl Fanning C. Lynn & Shannon Bullard Carole Muchmore David L. Harcrow Greg L. & Sharon K. Young J5 Longhorns Jimmie & Ruth Hawkins Lawrence Morgan Longhorns Lyn C. C. Lewis RC Larson Longhorns Sunnybrook Cattle Company Thate Cattle Co Todd and Kelli McKnight William Hank and Debbie Besack
Division B Panther Creek Ranch Winston Churchill Rocking O Ranch David Beck John & Ursula Allen Rolling Creek Ranch William F. Caldwell
Registrations and Transfers from September 1, 2009 to September 30, 2009
Division C Searle Ranch Buckhorn Cattle Company Art Anders Sunset Ridge Ranch Tom Wittrock Steve, Bodie & Chad Quary
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What’s behind every great name? A great story, or maybe a funny inside joke. No matter how you come up with it, every month the TLBAA Registrations Department will choose the most unique name they have received for the month. The Trails’ staff will contact the winner to get the “inside scoop” on the name.
TRUE BLUE COWGIRL Beginning from the upper left-hand corner moving down the page are: Westfarms Magnolia – upper left: DOB 5/22/06, George W. RG92 x Beaujo’s Big Base. (53” TTT) Owned by Donnie and Marilyn Taylor, Huntington, TX, of 4T Longhorns. Harvest – upper right: DOB 9/30/99, R3 Santana x W5 Little Alice. (77” TTT) Owned by Brent and Cindy Bolen, Lufkin, TX, of Bolen Longhorns. LT Little Jackie – center: DOB 6/28/06, Dynamite Mc46 x Jackie Lynn 439. Owned by Dora Thompson, Mansfield, LA, of Sand Hills Ranch. W5 Flower Garden – lower right: DOB 10/07/92 Superior’s Dot x Monarchs Gardenia. (78 1/4” TTT) Owned by Ed Shehee, Jr., Pensacola, FL, of Sidewinder Cattle Co. Southern Whoopie – lower left: DOB 2/1/03, Windchime BW 11 x Southern Cassie. (mid-60’s TTT) Owned by Maurice and Ann Ladnier, Perkinston, MS, of Silver Run Ranch.
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The owners are Randy and Melinda Routh, Itasca, TX . Here is what Melinda had to say about naming the Longhorn: “Our very first Longhorn was born on May 16, 2009. We were so excited! She is almost a twin to her Daddy, True Vision, whom we call "BLUE". Blue is black and white mullet giving a strong blue tone. The heifer's Dam is named Super Dancer and she is black and white spotted. They made a perfect little girl. For days Randy and I mixed up different girl names and neither of us liked the other's choices, so we decided to let me name the girls and he'd name the boys. This is what I registered her name to be: TRUE BLUE "COWGIRL" and that is exactly what she is. We call her COWGIRL!”
Dam of Merit Roll of Honor Dams of Excellence Bell La Squaw Double D Arena, Outlook, Saskatchewan CO Barbwire David M. Hillis, Austin, Texas Cross M Cherokee Miss Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller, Socorro, New Mexico Dewlap Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller, Socorro, New Mexico F 3F Bevo’s T J Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller, Socorro, New Mexico High Hope, FD Bo & Dorie Damuth, Magnolia, Texas Miss CP Ruler 562 T.M. & Jean Smith, Bar S Ranch, Boyd, Texas Miss Peppermint Ed & Sheryl Johnson, Molalla, Oregon Rawhides Lady Pebbles Double D Arena, Outlook, Saskatchewan SP Hija Ben Tanksley, Alpine, Texas US 89076 Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller, Socorro, New Mexico Westhaven Ranger Reddy Fraser West, Ione, California
Dams of Distinction Bayou Daisy Dr. Eugene & Jolie Berry, Baton Rouge, Louisiana Bayou Princess Dr. Eugene & Jolie Berry, Baton Rouge, Louisiana Bayou Queen Mike & Debbie Bowman, Benton, Kansas Bell La Squaw Double D Arena, Outlook, Saskatchewan CO Barbwire David M. Hillis, Austin, Texas Cross M Blue Velvet Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller, Socorro, New Mexico Cross M Cherokee Miss Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller, Socorro, New Mexico Cross M Delta Becca Jim & Wanda Taylor, Truth or Consequences, New Mexico Cross M Delta Charisma Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller, Socorro, New Mexico Cross M Salsa Jim & Wanda Taylor, Truth or Consequences, New Mexico Cross M Star Spangled Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller, Socorro, New Mexico Cross M Texas Ruby Red Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller, Socorro, New Mexico Cross M Whelming Matrix Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller, Socorro, New Mexico
Cross M Whelming Sandy Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller, Socorro, New Mexico Delta Amber Phillip Bell, Arlington, Texas Diamond W 952 Meadowwood, Charley & Doris Snyder, Elgin, OK Dillons Fancy Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller, Socorro, New Mexico Dolly Joel & Shirley Lemley, Blackwell, Texas Double L’s Miss Elegant Star Creek Ranch, Somerville, Texas Emperor’s Lucy Creek Gary Kudrna, Ennis, Texas Fandangos Husker Barnard Longhorns, Richard & Janice Barnard, Tekamah, Nebraska FCF Honeymoon Star Creek Ranch, Somerville, Texas FCF 16th Avenue Mitch Bryant, Katy, Texas Fiona Moonshine Double D Arena, Outlook, Saskatchewan Folsom Falls Posh Folsom Falls Ranch, Fred & Marijo Balmer, Folsom, New Mexico GC Little Star Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller, Socorro, New Mexico G&L True Obsession Dr. Gene & Lana Hightower, Van, Texas Granite Daisy Double D Arena, Outlook, Saskatchewan Indian Girl 636 Carla Jo Payne, Slidell, Texas JRJ WR 978 Double D Arena, Outlook, Saskatchewan Ksanka Lily Belle Robert & Sheryl Greene, Eureka, Montana Lizzy’s Splash Eagles Nest Ranch, Ben & Ilse Myren, Colville, Washington Lupemitedookay Debra Lesyk & Dwight Overlid, Double D Arena, Outlook, SK, Canada Meadowwood’s Carmen Charley & Doris Snyder, Elgin, Oklahoma Meadowwood’s Clementine Charley & Doris Snyder, Elgin, Oklahoma Meadowwood’s Tango Brink Longhorns, Frederick, Oklahoma Picabo Phantom Double D Arena, Outlook, Saskatchewan Rusty Zipper Frank & Barbara Renfro, Clinton, Montana S-D Sparkle Plenty Rudy & Marilyn Bowling, Kaufman, Texas 3W Legends Coutry Erin Lazy JP Ranch, Dublin, Texas 3W Pot of Independence Dale & Bev Sorem, Nevada, Iowa Westhavenreddy'sspecks Broadhorn Ranch, Douglas & Katie McDonald, Fernley, Nevada WT Miss Mona’s Liberator Pearl Longhorn Ranch, Allen & Suzanne Perry, Evant, Texas
Since August 1, 2007 over 2,040 applications for membership to the TLBAA have been submitted. We would like to say, “WELCOME!” to each of you. You are in great company as you join the over 4,800 members that share the same passion as you…the Texas Longhorn. We are always mindful of our purpose, “to protect the unique heritage of the Texas Longhorn, to preserve the purity of the breed, and to promote Texas Longhorns as a distinct breed while encouraging its future through promotion, education and research.” At the TLBAA we have many established services to honor this purpose. Whether it is our registration department, special events such as shows and sales throughout the year or our award winning publication the Texas Longhorn Trails, we are here to serve you, our valued member. Once again WELCOME we hope to see you all soon!
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Donated Longhorn Chute To Be Raffled Off At The 2010 World Show 100 Percent Of The Proceeds Go To The World Show
Bob Dube, Roundtop, TX, has graciously donated a Longhorn Chute that works for everything that you may want to do to a cow: — palpation gates on both ends — total squeeze a mature cow or a baby calf with no adjustments — branding let downs for access — fold down table for medicine — works great for loading or unloading cattle The Longhorn Chute is valued at $2,500 and all proceeds from ticket sales will go to the World Show. Tickets will be sold at various Longhorn events throughout the year: One ticket for $10.00 or Three Tickets for $25.00. For more information, contact Traci Moore at (254)7964269. When you see Bob, be sure to tell him “Thanks!” Chute pictured with special add on cage & add on portable panel pens is not included Texas Longhorn Trails
December 5, 2009 • 11:00 A.M. • West, TX
DONATION – Jenny
COMMENTS: Green halter broke 7 month old Jenny donated by Horton Ranch with all proceeds going to the TLBT.
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CONSIGNOR: Rugged Cross Ranch P.H.NO.: 26/5 TLBAA: 233097 CALVED: 5/22/05 DESCRIPTION: Black, brown spotted BREEDING: Exposed to: Mile Stone from 06/11/09 to sale date COMMENTS: OCV'd. A beautiful cow. Overhead X Phenomenon. We are having to reduce our herd size. Retaining her '09 heifer as replacement Kilimanjaro G&L Awesome Shena
Overhead Blu Roses Phenomenon Shena Bail
Matthews Miss Tiller Gal
CONSIGNOR: Rugged Cross Ranch P.H.NO.: 10 TLBAA: 211376 CALVED: 1/10/02 DESCRIPTION: Red and white brindle BREEDING: Exposed to: Mile Stone from 06/22/09 to sale date COMMENTS: Tiller Gal has produced wonderfully for us. Retaining her '09 heifer as replacement. She will take cubes from your hand. Very hard to part with her, but our pasture is overloaded. Matthews L Go Lucky Matthews Miss L Go Lucky Tiller
CONSIGNOR: A & A Ranch P.H.NO.: 45 TLBAA: 122745 CALVED: 10/2/90 DESCRIPTION: White body, red with head with white blaze and spots on socks BREEDING: Exposed to: SB Proud Sterling from 06/01/09 to 12/04/09 COMMENTS: OCV'd. One of the few & elite Overwhelmer daughters, she is 64" TTT and she is bred to our 87" total horn bull SB Proud Sterling. We have 3 big stout daughters out of her. All proceeds go to the TLBAA. She is shown with a 6 month old calf.
L Go Lucky Matthews Classic L Go Lucky Tiller KR86
Overwhelmer Cherokee Bell
L Go Lucky Tiller KR86
Phenomenon L Lucky Step King Ranch Consentido King Ranch 186
JB Show Girl
CONSIGNOR: Rugged Cross Ranch P.H.NO.: 113 TLBAA: 211567 CALVED: 5/19/01 DESCRIPTION: Red, white lineback, white rump and belly, white on forehead BREEDING: Exposed to: Mile Stone from 04/02/09 to sale date COMMENTS: Great producer. Strong Pedigree. Retaining her '09 heifer as replacement. We also have a Rio Grande son out of her, that is doing very well. Lamb's Ex'cla'ma'tion She is a very good cow. Our pasture is overloaded, so we must reduce numbers. JB Bureaucracy Girl
Cowcatcher Doherty 698 YO Cherokee Barker's Bell
Matthews Miss L Go Lucky Tiller
CONSIGNOR: Rugged Cross Ranch P.H.NO.: 11 TLBAA: 198390 CALVED: 4/20/00 DESCRIPTION: Red white brindle BREEDING: Exposed to: Mile Stone to sale date COMMENTS: OCV'd. An own daughter of L Go Lucky, and the famous twist horned Tiller KR86, not only does she have horn and color but she is the dam of our World Class Champ, steer, and grand-dam of our World Class Champ heifer. A truly wonderful cow.
CONSIGNOR: Horton Ranch
DONATION – Ringer
Phenomenon L Smart Design HJ Miracle Man Classic Bureaucracy
CONSIGNOR: Rugged Cross Ranch P.H.NO.: 813 TLBAA: 79540 CALVED: 5/19/08 DESCRIPTION: Red and white BREEDING: Not Exposed COMMENTS: A Rio Grande son, out of a Lamb's Ex'clamation cow. Horns laid flat, great disposition, long and tall. This is a very good opportunity to improve a breeding program. JP Rio Grande JB Show Girl
J.R. Grand Slam TX W Lucky Lady Lamb's Ex'cla'ma'tion JB Bureaucracy Girl
Emperors Easter Kash
CONSIGNOR: A & A Ranch P.H.NO.: 41/8 TLBAA: 79549 CALVED: 4/12/08 DESCRIPTION: White with red ears, muzzle and freckles on body and legs COMMENTS: Here he is, a JBR Cash son out of a Emperor daughter, what else can you ask for. That says it all. Don't let this one get away. JBR Cash Delta Easter
Wyoming Warpaint Ima Whiz Emperor Delta Nutmeg
Cowcatcher Empressive 1
CONSIGNOR: A & A Ranch P.H.NO.: 71/8 TLBAA: 79548 CALVED: 7/12/08 DESCRIPTION: Red and white body with red head, neck and lower legs COMMENTS: Mile Stone on top and Emperor on the bottom, this should be a very excellent herd sire. You won't find a herd sire prospect like this just anywhere. Mile Stone SF Empress Jessie
YO Raging Blue Whirl
CONSIGNOR: Horton Ranch P.H.NO.: 37/4 TLBAA: 228010 CALVED: 3/7/04 DESCRIPTION: Black head, neck, sides and legs, white rump and tail BREEDING: Exposed to: Zigman from 10/01/09 to 12/04/09 COMMENTS: Here it is YO breeding at its best. Whirlwind, Wichita Blue and WR breeding. Bred back to Zigman for big horns. You can see Zigman in the pens YO Raging Whirl 1780 out back he sells today too. YO Blue Night 4160
RM Whirlwind WR 7/7 YO Covergirl 1999 YO Midnight Refuge 1731 YO Blue Panela 3621
Mr Perfect Spotsalot
CONSIGNOR: Horton Ranch P.H.NO.: 124/7 TLBAA: 78637 CALVED: 12/3/07 DESCRIPTION: White body with spots and red ears and muzzle COMMENTS: Here is another excellent herd sire prospect. Top side is Emperor, Dixie Top Deck and the bottom is Headliner FF248, Miss Perfection FM192. Carries Blackie Graves brand on her top right hip
Hot Horned Horace
Miss Perfection FM192
Mile Marker All Present Emperor D Bar S Sweet Jesse
Mr. Butler Deck Miss Rare Mary 245 Headliner FF248 Hanna Dode FM898
CONSIGNOR: A & A Ranch P.H.NO.: 41/9 TLBAA: 80745 CALVED: 4/20/08 DESCRIPTION: White body with red ears and muzzle, red freckles all over COMMENTS: Another excellent herd sire prospect Overwhelmer on the bottom with JK Sterling & Toro Negro on the top. SB Proud Sterling has halo horns that measure 50" TTT and 87" total horn. SB Proud Sterling G-J Playmate
CONSIGNOR: Horton Ranch P.H.NO.: 1/4 TLBAA: 70535 CALVED: 1/24/04 DESCRIPTION: White and brown COMMENTS: A very rare find, a Wanted Man son. The only reason we are selling him is because we have numerous heifers from him coming into our herd. He has broken the tip off both horns and he still measures 54" TTT. Wanted Man DT's Step Above
Zigfield Redd Ranger MT Double Time Intimidator's Fancy Girl
Kobra's White Gold
CONSIGNOR: Horton Ranch P.H.NO.: 3/7 TLBAA: 76580 CALVED: 3/20/07 DESCRIPTION: Dark brown, white lineback and belly BREEDING: COMMENTS: Don't miss this one, a Kobra son that measures 60" TTT. His mother is out of the Hudson Longhorn program. Donâ€™t miss this rare chance. Kobra HL Golden Maid
SB Pure Sterling Toro's Proud Pixie Overwhelmer Barker's Pearl
Kodiak 249 Cooper's Charmer JC Black Gold Snowy Maid
KDL Sangria Heart
CONSIGNOR: Kathleen & David Looper P.H.NO.: 008 TLBAA: 259746 CALVED: 11/29/08 DESCRIPTION: White with red spots BREEDING: Not Exposed COMMENTS: Sangria is gentle and curious. She loves to eat from your hand. She is putting horn on fast and is Millenium Futurity eligible. We are consigning her only because her dad is our only bull. She will be an asset to any herd.
KDL Star Prince Hailey's Comet
GF Star Man D&M's 502 Sage Redeemed Abihail
Texas Longhorn Trails
CONSIGNOR: Kathleen & David Looper P.H.NO.: 007 TLBAA: 259745 CALVED: 12/1/08 DESCRIPTION: Red with white underline BREEDING: Not Exposed COMMENTS: Stargirl has a distinctive look on the tip of each horn leading us to believe she will have twisted horns like her great grand mother (Horsehead Ticklish). Stargirl is Millennium Futurity eligible.
KDL Star Prince
KDL Mr t'sbaby Doll
Turbo Jet YO Country Charm 2168
Jet Jocky D Bar S Dominique Country Boy YO Freckled Sam 1851
STR Bold Wind's Molly
CONSIGNOR: Rusty & Sonia Newton P.H.NO.: 106 TLBAA: 243318 CALVED: 1/14/06 DESCRIPTION: Black BREEDING: Exposed to: High Sierra Star from 10/09 to sale date COMMENTS: OCV'd. This nice young cow is out of a RM Whirlwind son. She has a great disposition, is a heavy milker and did an outstanding job with her first calf. She sells with calf at side and exposed back to YO Bold Wind 1807 High Seirra Star our grulla and white bull with over 60" TTT and a 16.5" base. Calf JB Titan's will be Millenium Futurity eligible. Black Velvet
RM Whirlwind WR 7/7 YO Bold Harmony 2128 Titan II JB Black Velvet
Overhead Rock The Boat
Gizmo Sadie Sam Senator YP Lady 70/1
JB Titan's Black Velvet
CONSIGNOR: Rusty & Sonia Newton P.H.NO.: 203 TLBAA: 218585 CALVED: 3/6/02 DESCRIPTION: Black BREEDING: Exposed to: High Sierra Star from 10/09 to sale date COMMENTS: A nice package with calf at side, sired by High Sierra Star. Velvet is out of a straight Butler bull-"Titan II". Nice horns and a great producer. Exposed back the same way. Calf is Millenium Futurity eligible. An easy keeper
Titan II JB Black Velvet
Headliner FF248 Overlyn Zhivago Rock On
CONSIGNOR: B.J. White P.H.NO.: 1/4 TLBAA: 254188 CALVED: 4/9/04 DESCRIPTION: Red and white BREEDING: Exposed to: Star A'Blaze from 03/26/09 to 06/26/09 COMMENTS: OCV'd. Trump is a nice cow, good horns and color. Has a good pedigree. Exposed to Star A'Blaze. She is a gentle cow and should have a really nice calf. Millennium Futurity
LP Lucky Charm
CONSIGNOR: Rusty & Sonia Newton P.H.NO.: 907 TLBAA: 193176 CALVED: 5/14/99 DESCRIPTION: White with red head and spots BREEDING: Exposed to: High Sierra Star from 04/09 to 12/09 COMMENTS: She's been a great producer for us. A great mother, heavy milker, nice disposition, easy keeper. Observed breeding to High Sierra Star-our super grulla & white bull, with a 16.5" base. We are retaining her 2009 heifer. Due in March for a Millenium Futurity eligible calf.
Circle K Donovan Tri-W Miss Majic Bar F 315 WR 3725
CONSIGNOR: B.J. White P.H.NO.: 6/3 TLBAA: 254186 CALVED: 5/2/03 DESCRIPTION: White with red spots BREEDING: Exposed to: Star A'Blaze from 03/21/09 to 06/26/09 COMMENTS: OCV'd. Shamrock is a Overhead daughter and has a nice set of horns. She has been exposed to Star A'Blaze, he is a Roundup son and dam is Sarasam. Gentle cow.
Bar F 42
GF Star Man D&M's 502 Sage DH Mr Turnover Haileys Comet
CONSIGNOR: B.J. White P.H.NO.: 162/4 TLBAA: 254187 CALVED: 2/29/04 DESCRIPTION: Red and White Spotted BREEDING: Exposed to: Star A'Blaze from 03/26/09 to 06/26/09 COMMENTS: OCV'd. Circus Act is a good mama cow, all her calves really grow off good. She has been exposed to Star A'Blaze a black and white speckled bull. Gentle cow.
MF Little Partlow Oneil 2 HJ Miracle Man Miss JHR 189
HT Dewberry Too
CONSIGNOR: Rusty & Sonia Newton P.H.NO.: 2 TLBAA: 236754 CALVED: 6/1/04 DESCRIPTION: Black and white BREEDING: Exposed to: High Sierra Star from 10/09 to sale date COMMENTS: Calf at side, sired by High Sierra Star. Great disposition, heavy milker and one of our pasture pets. Has produced colorful calves. Her 2007 calf was a 2009 World Show Reserve Grand Champion steer. She is exposed back to our grulla and white bull with over 60" TTT and 16.5" base. Calf is Millenium Futurity eligible.
HT Honcho De Quixote,FD HT Dewberry Delight,FD
Safari B 2182 Quixote,FD Sure Shots Mimosa,FD Indigo, FD Drifter's Esperanza, FD
CONSIGNOR: Charles & Georgia McDonald P.H.NO.: 906 TLBAA: 228624 CALVED: 1/1/99 DESCRIPTION: Solid red BREEDING: Exposed to: Boss 601 from 04/25/09 to 12/01/09 COMMENTS: OCV'd. Cherry's Jubilee is a good Headliner daughter with Dixie Hunter and King on the bottom. Heavy milker that produces multi-colored calves Headliner FF248 with horn. She sells exposed to Boss 601 our 2008 Horn Showcase winner for total Cherry horn and composite.
Stonewall's Mr. Coffee Stonewall's Lottsa WR
4L Handsome Stranger Irma II Jinglebob 1/2 Graves FM 202
R3 Gunslinger's Sidekick
CONSIGNOR: David and Jo Anne Norwood P.H.NO.: 1/9 TLBAA: 80846 CALVED: 1/1/09 DESCRIPTION: White with red head, neck, legs and spots COMMENTS: Gunslinger's Sidekick is a good looking young bull who will be one on New Year's Day. Out of the great Coach, Circle K Donovan and EOT Admiral, Sidekick will make a great junior sire for your herd. Just watch him grow! Millennium Futurity eligible.
Jesse James Gunslinger Hopes Secret
Designer Superior Quest Dixie Hunter Delta Diamond
EOT Admiral 043 Marys Pride 936 Secret Agent Doctor Hope Chest
Cherry's Heavy Hitter
CONSIGNOR: Charles & Georgia McDonald P.H.NO.: 411 TLBAA: 238872 CALVED: 7/28/06 DESCRIPTION: White with red spots BREEDING: Exposed to: Boss 601 from 04/25/09 to 12/01/09 COMMENTS: OCV'd. Put some color and horn in your pasture with this pretty young cow. An excellent keeper. She sells exposed to Boss 601 our 2008 Horn Showcase winner for total horn and composite.
Lamb's Prime Time L Remarkable's Babe Headliner FF248 Cherry
CONSIGNOR: Charles & Georgia McDonald P.H.NO.: 119 TLBAA: 206043 CALVED: 11/17/01 DESCRIPTION: Black with white spot on head BREEDING: Exposed to: Boss 601 from 04/25/09 to 12/01/09 COMMENTS: OCV'd. 2H Venus is a beautiful Headliner daughter that raises big multi-colored calves. Good milker with an Headliner FF248 outstanding pedigree. Exposed to Boss 601 our 2008 Horn Showcase winner for KK Zena total horn and composite
Archer 92 Texana Possum Spot So 'N So Zady
CONSIGNOR: Charles & Georgia McDonald P.H.NO.: 1762/5 TLBAA: 183267 CALVED: 5/17/95 DESCRIPTION: White with red head, neck, legs and white blaze face BREEDING: Exposed to: Boss 601 from 04/25/09 to 12/01/09 COMMENTS: OCV'd. Stonewall's Bailey combines Wright and Butler breeding. Beautiful color and a heavy milker. She produces nicely colored big calves. Exposed to Boss 601 our 2008 Horn Showcase winner for total horn and composite.
Archer 92 Texana Possum Spot Dixie Hunter Luking
CONSIGNOR: Charles & Georgia McDonald P.H.NO.: 673 TLBAA: 179326 CALVED: 11/20/96 DESCRIPTION: Red BREEDING: Exposed to: Boss 601 from 04/25/09 to 12/01/09 COMMENTS: OCV'd. An El Coyote bred and branded cow that is an excellent milker & outstanding producer. Vision Quest on top with Dixie Hunter & Delta Vision Quest Diamond on bottom. Exposed to Boss 601 our 2008 Horn Showcase winner for Dixie Diamond Jubilee total horn and composite.
BRR Luciano Pavarotti
CONSIGNOR: Matthew J. Durkin P.H.NO.: 6 TLBAA: 72203 CALVED: 4/24/03 DESCRIPTION: Red COMMENTS: BRR Luciano Pavarotti is a fantastic herd sire from the Bella Rio Ranch. He has some of the best genetics in his pedigree. He will throw you everything from solids to brindles. See his calves at www.texasperfection.com Highway Man Moonstruck
Senator Amaze Unlimited Awestruck
Day's Golden Belle
CONSIGNOR: Barbara Franklin Schmidt P.H.NO.: 20/04 TLBAA: 227460 CALVED: 4/10/04 DESCRIPTION: White with golden spots BREEDING: Exposed to: Red River Chex from 08/02/09 to 11/15/09 COMMENTS: OCV'd. Horns rolling, reaching out for the spread we all appreciate. All our sale entries today have out produced themselves. Exposed for a mid May calf to one of the best JP Rio Grande Day's Sandman sons, Red River Chex (62" at 24 months) co owners Bob & Pam Loomis. Calf Day's Gold Streak Millennium Futurity eligible.
Impact's Legacy Day's Moonbeam Ranger's Trails End Drif Baba Niobrara #13
Texas Longhorn Trails
CONSIGNOR: Barbara Franklin Schmidt P.H.NO.: 015 TLBAA: 234349 CALVED: 12/15/04 DESCRIPTION: Brindle with tri colored specks, white on forehead BREEDING: Exposed to: Red River Chex from 05/02/09 to 07/09/09 COMMENTS: OCV'd. All calves Millennium Futurity eligible. Horns rolling out for wide spread. Passes on color & gentle disposition to calves. Exposed to one of the best JP Rio Grande sons, Red River Chex (62" at 24 months), co-owned with Bob and Pam Loomis, for late February 2010 calf.
Vellejo Golden Archer
Dixie Impack Ms Jewel 409 Magnum Force 409 Archer 159
Day's Kick a Flame
CONSIGNOR: Barbara Franklin Schmidt P.H.NO.: 18/3 TLBAA: 217071 CALVED: 3/17/03 DESCRIPTION: Red and white head, red sides, white topline and underline BREEDING: Exposed to: Red River Chex from 08/02/09 to 09/12/09 COMMENTS: OCV'd. Can't go wrong here with greats like JMC Truly Phenomenal, Tango and bred by Eileen Day. She's exposed for a Futurity eligible calf mid June 2010 by Red River Chex. He's one of the best JP Rio Grande (62" at 24 months) co-owned with Bob & Pam Loomis.
Rusty Tin Lizzie
DH True Tango Day's Tildie
Tango True Bond Day's Sandman Day's Tessa
Rangers Impact Wix Rangeretee 505C
Day's Gold Crown
CONSIGNOR: Barbara Franklin Schmidt P.H.NO.: 12/3 TLBAA: 217077 CALVED: 2/4/03 DESCRIPTION: White, golden spots and specks BREEDING: Exposed to: Red River Chex from 08/02/09 to 11/15/09 COMMENTS: OCV'd. Wonderful cow, we just can't keep them all. Her horns are now rolling out for a wide spread. Exposed for a mid May 2010 Futurity eligible calf, to one Day's Sandman of the best JP Rio Grande sons, Red River Chex who was 62" at 24 months co owned Day's Gold Streak with Bob & Pam Loomis.
Impact's Legacy Day's Moonbeam Ranger's Trails End Drif Baba Niobrara #13
Westwinds Southern Star
DV's Chocolate Chip Westwinds Venemous Lady
Dominator Sonic's Princess Apishapa Genuine Draft Pura Texas Brandy
UPCOMING SALES TLBAA Sales Management Division Texas Longhorn Sales:
January 16, 2010 Premier Heifer Sale
March 6, 2010 Wall Street La Pasado
Bold Ranger Archer Oakleaf Ranger's Super Measles Wix Impressiva 138C
PLR Chantilly Lace
CONSIGNOR: Glen West P.H.NO.: 225 TLBAA: 167718 CALVED: 2/22/95 DESCRIPTION: White, brindle head, neck, shoulder and legs, spots on body BREEDING: Exposed to: Ghostrider from 08/09 to present COMMENTS: Black and white mature cow out of Wall Street, son of Texas Ranger JP. Good mother and raises some beautiful calves. We are keeping some of her daughters.
Colorado Cowboy January's Classic Quinado Fandango WR3559's Mariah
CONSIGNOR: Glen West P.H.NO.: 4/1 TLBAA: 206746 CALVED: 3/28/01 DESCRIPTION: Black, white on hips, brown on sides BREEDING: Exposed to: Ghostrider from 02/09 to present COMMENTS:
CONSIGNOR: Glen West P.H.NO.: 13/8 TLBAA: Pending CALVED: 10/31/98 DESCRIPTION: Red and white BREEDING: Exposed to: Ghostrider from 8/15/09 to present COMMENTS:
CONSIGNOR: Barbara Franklin Schmidt P.H.NO.: 27 TLBAA: 185376 CALVED: 2/23/98 DESCRIPTION: White with black frosted body, black ears, eyes and nose BREEDING: Exposed to: Rio River Chex from 05/02/09 to 07/09/09 COMMENTS: OCV'd. You can brush her and even sit on her when she's laying down. Calves are colorful and as gentle as well. Exposed for a February 2010 calf to Ace's Quicksilver Red River Chex (62" at 24 months) Coowned with Bob and Pam Loomis. Calf Fandango's Kicking Bird Futurity eligible.
Texas Freckles Doherty 698 Scott Texas Longhorn La Brasada 25/8
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CATTLE FOR SALE
JONES RANCH – Home of Gunman genetics. 4-Sale: progeny of the great Gunman bull and his sons, Grand Slam & Hocus Pocus. We are now featuring cattle sired by J R Premium and K C Just Respect by Hunt's Demand Respect. (719) 5392771.Web: http://gunman1234.tripod.com. E-mail: email@example.com. BETTER THAN GUNMAN – That's what Ron Jones says....and he owned them both. Ron told me PREMIUM was the best horn producing bull he has EVER owned. Offspring for sale by JR Premium. www.BlueMountainLonghorns.com • 918653-3647
IT’S THANKSGIVING TIME AT THE FLYING D RANCH! • Thanks to the Good Lord for providing good pastures, water and an outstanding calf crop. • Thanks to our Longhorn friends who helped us in so many ways this year. • Thanks to new and old breeders who chose our cattle for their herds. • … and most of all… THANKS!… for letting us live in America where we are free to LOVE GOD and have our rights to be the best we can be! The Longhorn life just gets better!! Call or visit…we have outstanding bulls, cows, heifers and steers for sale at reasonable prices. Contact us for information or to schedule a ranch visit.
Dorie Damuth • Flying D Longhorn Ranch Magnolia, Texas • 281-356-8167 • 281-356-8167 fax firstname.lastname@example.org
CATTLE FOR SALE- Registered 2-year-old Longhorn Bull, tri-colored, $1,500.00. Call Doyle Callender (281) 391-2323.
SALES 6TH ANNUAL TRI-STATE LONGHORN SALE November 22, 2009 (Following the Fort Robinson Longhorn Sale that starts at 1 PM MST)
www.oakhill-longhorns.com (620) 673-4050 BEAVER CREEK LONGHORNS- Check our new Web site with "Super Sales" and herdreduction prices. Tazman (Gunman) genetics. Carole Muchmore, Ponca City, OK (580) 7659961, www.beavercreeklonghorns.com. At SAND HILLS RANCH we enjoy working with NEW BREEDERS & offer QUALITY GOOD HORNED STRAIGHT BUTLER & BLEND cattle, many to choose from & an attractive OWNER FINANCE PKG, Dora Thompson (318) 8726329 email@example.com Mansfield, LA www.sandhillsranch.com Located near the Texas Line & Shreveport.
BOOMERANG OFFSPRING – Offspring that can be the 2009 Horn Showcase, Millennium Futurity, or World Show Champions that are the total package! Mike Bowman (316) 778-1717.
Cattle for sale “To God Be The Glory”
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WILL TRADE QUALITY LONGHORNS for guns, hay, trailers, etc. Want to own a Longhorn but think you can't afford it? Call me and maybe we can swap out. Also have Virgin Bulls. C.C. Land & Cattle Co. (since 1990). Carol Carlson Oklahoma City, OK (405) 4249453 or www.cclonghorncattle.com. RAU Animal Immobilizer Agent.
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TRADE YOUR LONGHORNS – Weʼll take your bulls and steers in trade for cows, heifers, pairs, herd sires or semen from breedsʼ top quality bulls. Stonewall Valley Ranch, Fredericksburg, TX. Days (512) 454-0476 / Weekends (830) 644-2380.
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THATE Cattle Company Your source for big-horned cattle in the North—utilizing the right bloodlines to produce the horn. Fairmont, Minnesota
CATTLE HAULING (C) 214/676-3598 • (H) 972/227-6779 HAULING - Anywhere-Anytime We specialize in Longhorns. Dan Tisdale (940) 872-1811 Mobile: 940/841-2619 WESTERN DECOR Specializing in mounted steer horns, cow skulls, horn furniture, hides
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Land & Cattle ........................42 B Beadle Bear Grass Ranch................................43 Best at West ............................................9 Blooming Grove Farm......................43 Bluebonnet Ranch ............................45 Bolen, Brent & Cindy ...................... 12 Bond Ranch ........................................42 Box Z Ranch ...................................... 44 Briscoe Longhorns................................7 Brown Brothers Cattle Co............... 44 Bryant, Ronna......................................17 Buckhorn Cattle Co.....................28,43 Butler Breeders..............................28-29
Lemley Longhorns ............................45 Little Star Longhorns ........................33 Lo Mejor Ranch..................................44 Lone Wolf Ranch .............................. 45 Longhorn Max....................................17 Longhorn Sale Pen ............................21 Longhorn Source................................20 Long Shot Cattle ................................42
Event Farms..............................42 M Main Miller, Tim............................................42 Miniature Longhorns........................42 Moeller’s Cross M Texas Longhorns 42 Morgan Livestock ..............................35 Moriah Farms......................................43 Mosser Longhorns....................IFC, 44
Land & Cattle Co. ....................43 C C.C. Cactus Ridge Ranch.......................... 43
Northbrook Cattle Co. ....................42
Carpenter, Bow & Sylvia ..................44 CedarView Ranch.............................. 42 Champion Genetics..........................34 Chisholm Range Ranch....................15 Cloud 9 Longhorns ..........................43 Crossesd T’s Cattle Co. .................... 27
Panther Creek Longhorns ..........3,12 Pearl Longhorn Ranch......................44 Prairie States Insurance ....................34 Premiere Heifer Sale ..........................10
Quixote Longhorns ..........................44
R&R Ranch ..........................................42 Red Peak Ranch..................................45 Red Tree Farms....................................44 Rio Vista Ranch ..................................44 Rocking A Longhorns...................... 43 Running Arrow ..................................33
Ranch........................................ 44 D DNA Deer Creek Longhorns.................... 44 Diamond Q Longhorns ..................43 Diamondback Ranch........................42 Diamond S Longhorns ....................43 Dick’s Ranch Supply..........................34
El Coyote..........................................1, 44 End of Trail Ranch..................11,12,42
G 4 Bar Ranch....................................34,44
4 Gone Ranch........................................2 4 Star Ranch ........................................43 4 T Longhorns ....................................29 Falls Creek Ranch................................21 Flowers Family Ranch ......................44 Gross, Ray ............................................34
H Hickman Longhorns ........................44
Horned Owl Ranch ..........................44 Husky Branding Irons ......................34
IndianPoint Ranch ............................43
J5 Longhorns ......................................43 Jack Mountain Ranch ...................... 44 JT Wehring Family Ranch ................44
K Bar K Ranch ....................................43 Kittler Land & Cattle....................20,42 Krazy K Longhorns............................44
Lazy A Ranch ......................................13 November 2009
7 Bar Ranch Longhorns....................43 777 Ranch............................................44 SS Backwards Longhorns ................42 Sand Hills Ranch................................13 Safari B Ranch ....................................43 Schmidt, Barbara................................17 Select Heifer Sale..............................IBC Semkin Longhorns............................43 Smith, T.M. & Jean ............................43 Snyder, Charlie & Doris....................17 Star Creek Ranch ..............................44 Stotts Hideaway Ranch ............44, BC Struthoff Ranch.................................. 44 Tall Grass Cattle Co. ..................14, 42 Taylor Colt & Cattle Co. ..................20 Texas Longhorn Ranch Supply ......35 Triple M Ranch....................................42 Triple R Ranch (MI) ....................32,42 Triple T Longhorns ............................43 Underwood Longhorns ..................42
W Weddle/Weddle..................................42 Wichita Fence ......................................21
YO Ranch ............................................33
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Save the date! Texas Longhorn Coming Events NOVEMBER 2009
NOV 7 • Nebraska 28th Annual Sale, Beatrice 77 Livestock Auction, Beatrice, NE. Rodger & Bonnie Damrow (402) 423-5441 or (402) 560-3224. NOV 21 • Heart of America Longhorn Sale, Marysville, KS. Justin Rombeck (816) 536-1083 or email@example.com. NOV 22 • 6th Annual Tri-State Longhorn Sale, Crawford Livestock Market Crawford, NE. Art or Haley Anders (308) 665-2457 (home) or (308) 665-4909 (cell).
MAR 6 • TLBAA Best at West Membership Sale, West, TX. TLBAA (817) 625-6241. MAR 12-14 • North Texas Longhorns Breeders Spring Show, Glen Rose, TX; Kevin or Laury Rooker (940) 748-1031 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Entry forms available at www.ntlba.org. Qualifying Haltered, Non-Haltered and Youth. MAR 19-21 • STLA Star of Texas Fair & Rodeo, Travis Co. Expo Center, Austin, TX. Daniel Harabis email@example.com or (361) 594-3433. Entries must be made on-line through the STFR website, www.rodeoaustin.com. Entry deadline: Feb. 1, 2010. Qualifying Haltered, and 2 Youth Shows. MAR 25-26 • South Texas State Fair, Ford Park, Beaumont, TX. Carolyn Abney (409) 284-9881 or AJ Boudreaux (409) 466-4140. Qualifying Haltered and Youth.
DECEMBER 2009 DEC 4-6 • Ark-La-Tex Show, Lufkin, TX. Bobbye DuBose (409) 384-8120. Qualifying Haltered, Non-Haltered and Youth. DEC 5 • TLBAA Best at West Membership Sale, West, TX. TLBAA (817) 625-6241. DEC 11-13 • STLA Winter Festival, Wharton, TX. Cindy Dennis (512) 565-5340 or firstname.lastname@example.org Qualifying Haltered and Youth.
JANUARY 2010 JAN 16 • Texas Longhorn Premier Sale, West Arena, Fort Worth, TX. TLBAA (817) 625-6241. JAN 18-19 • Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show, Fort Worth, TX. TLBAA (817) 625-6241 TLBAA or email@example.com. Qualifying Haltered and Youth. JAN 22-23 • National Western Stock Show, Denver, CO. Mountains and Plains Texas Longhorn Association, Show Chairman: Lana Pearson (719) 740-0741 or (719) 541-2167. Qualifying Haltered, Non-Haltered and Youth.
APRIL 2010 APR 10-11 • Lazy L Old Time Ranch Sale & Social, Lampasas, TX. Larry Stewart (512) 768-9953. APR 10-11 • Dixie Classic, Gulfport, MS. Maurice Ladnier (601) 762-5194 APR 17 • Marquess Arrow Ranch Presents Longhorn Opportunities, Ben Wheeler, TX. Ron & Barbara Marquess (903) 833-5810 or (903) 570-5199. APR 23-25 • Brenham Show, Brenham, TX. Doak Parker/Dean Freeman (281) 659-1036 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Russell Deshotels (281) 592-7977. Qualifying Haltered, Non-Haltered and Youth. APR 23-24 • Midwest Longhorn Sale, Winfield, KS. Mike Bowman (316) 778-1717. APR 30-MAY 1 • Red McCombs 31st Anniversary Fiesta Texas Longhorn Sale, Johnson City, TX. Alan Sparger (210) 445-8798.
FEB 4-6 • San Antonio Livestock Show & Rodeo, San Antonio, TX. Entry deadline: Dec. 1, 2009. www.sarodeo.com. Annie Morgan (Chairman) email@example.com or 210-8858653. Doug Muenchow (Alt. Chairman) 210-394-1952 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Qualifying Haltered and Youth. FEB 13-14 • 2010 Sierra Show, Truth or Consequences, NM. David Starritt, Show Chairman (915) 240-5902 or www.tlbnm.com or Lynn Starritt (915) 252-4118. Qualifying Haltered and Youth. FEB 18-21 • Autobahn Classic, Fort Worth, TX. Larry Barker (817) 988-6110. FEB 20 • Select Breeders Sale, Will Rogers West Sale Arena, Fort Worth, TX. Lemley Auction Services (325) 668-3552. FEB 27 • San Angelo Stock Show, San Angelo, TX. Dennis Urbantke (325) 655-3500 or email@example.com. Qualifying Haltered and Youth.
MAY 8 • TLBAA Best at West Membership Sale, West, TX. TLBAA (817) 625-6241. MAY 15 • Kentucky Blue Grass Sale & Heifer Futurity, Springfield, KY. Lemley Auction Services www.lemleyauctionservices.com or (325) 668-3552. MAY 21-22 • Millennium Futurity, Glen Rose, TX. Bill Davidson (405) 258-7117 or firstname.lastname@example.org. www.mlfuturity.com.
JUNE 2010 JUN 5 • Cowtown Classic, Will Rogers Sale Arena, Fort Worth, TX. Lemley Auction Services www.lemleyauctionservices.com or (325) 668-3552.
AUGUST 2010 Let us know about your upcoming events! (817) 625-6241 or email us at email@example.com. 48
AUG 4-8 • Autobahn Super Stakes, Fort Worth, TX. Larry Barker (817) 988-6110. AUG 7 • TLBAA Best at West Membership Sale, West, TX. TLBAA (817) 625-6241.
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Published on Nov 2, 2009