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COVER STORIES

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THE STORY BEHIND

BEVO XV A behind-the-scenes story on the selection and training of the newest Univerity of Texas icon. By Suzanne Perry

November 2016 Vol. 28 • No. 7

Departments

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YOUTH SCHOLARSHIPS: Worth More Than The Money The true value of scholarships for Longhorn youth. By Myra Basham

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BE PREPARED FOR WINTER WEATHER Ooverview of items you need to consider before winter weather hits. By Myra Basham.

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Editor’s Note

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Officers & Directors

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Product Spotlight

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FEATURES

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TLBAA Special Awards Nominations

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Longhorn Weekend Schedule of Events

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Meet the nominees and vote for your choice for each award.

Join us in January at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

Hill Country Heritage Longhorn Sale Results Submitted by Lemely Auctions

Affiliate News

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Herd Management

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In Memoriam: Yack & Bartnicki

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Western Breeders Select Sale Results

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Affiliate Prince & Princess

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Fort Worth Stockyards Sale Results

Submitted by Lemely Auctions and RC Larson

In The Pen

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In Memoriam: Field of Pearls

Semi-Finalists announced

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Submitted by Hudson/Valentine Auctions

Show Results

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TLBT Points/Hall of Fame About the Cover: Showdown in Cowtown is an exciting new event coming to the Fort Worth Stockyards this spring. Hudson/Valentine Auctions will present an Elite Heifer Sale on March 3, 2017 followed by a Heifer Futurity on March 4, 2017. See ad on pg. 15 for more information. Artwork by Atomic Effect 4 | November 2016

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EDITOR’S NOTES

AmbassadorS It is what we should be striving for.: Ambassador Noun a : an authorized representative or messenger b : an unofficial representative <traveling abroad as ambassadors of goodwill> — Source: Mirriam-Webster Dictionary Our main feature this month is the new Bevo XV. Regardless of your feelings about college football or alma maters, you have to admit that Bevo XV exposes masses of people to Longhorns that otherwise may never cross paths with one. In the process of serfing to see what the media was saying about the new University of Texas mascot, it was just as interesting to read the comments under the online stories. People loved him. There was some confusion on why his horns were so short that was quickly cleared up by fans who understood he is young and will grow quickly. The majority of comments I read were positive reactions to the beautiful, calm animal and excitement that the young steer would “Grow with the team” as they ushered in the season with a promising young quarterback. Most Longhorn owners will relate to the story behind the scenes. The love the Bakers have for the steer, the work put into making him even calmer than his natural disposition already was and their dedication to his care. All to enable him to represent the breed well in front of millions of people. Read the full story starting on pg. 24. Another steer drew a crowd to the Fort Worth Stockyards Longhorn Sale simply to marvel and the Guiness World Record holding horn span. The sale drew in spectators and buyers that were in love with the nostalgia of the stockyards cattle drive and the beauty of the cattle. This is just a continuation of the activity our industry has always engaged in - sales, shows, futurities, affiliate events - all designed not only to fellowship and buy or sell a few Longhorns, but to draw in the curious, to educate the public and to create a love for the breed that leads to new owners, competitors and promoters of the Texas Longhorn breed. So whether you are showing curious passersby the Longhorns in your front pasture or leading a parade, showing at the Fort Worth Stockshow or a local fair - you are an ambassador for the Longhorn breed. Engage with people, work with your Longhorns to have them on their best behavior and let the world know how special they are.

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Canada, New Zealand, Australia

Chairman of the Board: Tom Matott • (303) 500-9465

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

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

Treasurer: Mark Hubbell • (269) 838-3083

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

Director: Todd McKnight • (620) 704-3493

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

Director: LD McIntyre • (308) 750-8384

Division B ~ Regions 7-12

Division C ~ Regions 13-18

At-Large Director

At-Large Director

At-Large Director

Mark Hubbell

Keith DuBose

Jim Rombeck

(269) 838-3083 hubbelllonghorns@aol.com

(979) 277-2161 kwdubose@gmail.com

(785) 562-6665 jl.rombeck@outlook.com

At-Large Director

At-Large Director

At-Large Director

Ken Morris

John Parmley

David “Nik” Nikodym

Region 1 - Director

Region 7 - Director

Region 13 - Director

Jeff Jespersen

Lana Hightower

(704) 361-6035 khaoslonghorns@gmail.com

(780) 966-3320 jeffj91@hotmail.com

(281) 541-1201 john@jspservicesinc.com

(903) 681-1093 glcattleco@aol.com

(405) 227-7127 bardies@hotmail.com

L.D. McIntyre

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

Region 2 - Director

Region 8 - Director

Region 14 - Director

Nelson Hearn

Gwen Damato

Todd McKnight

(484) 638-0228 nel_tam_hearn@yahoo.com

(817) 304-1665 diamondglonghorns@yahoo.com

(620) 704-3493 tmck7@ckt.net

Region 3 - Director

Region9 - Director

Region 15 Director

Tom Smith

David Roberts

David Edwards

(616) 293-0977 tom@widespreadranch.com

(325) 451-9000 robertslonghorns@live.com

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

Region 4 - Director

Region 10 - Director

Region 16 - Director

Aaron Adkins

Gary Bowdoin

Tom Matott

(704) 490-9208 doublealonghorns@gmail.com

(254) 640-0844 run4funbow@aol.com

(303) 500-9465 tom@rockymountainlonghorns.com

Region 5 - Director

Region 11 - Director

Region 17 - Director

Terry King

Stephen Head

Alex Dees

(850) 299-6875 tklonghorns@centurylink.net

(979) 549-5270 headshorns@hotmail.com

(805) 300-4617 atdees@aol.com

Region 6 - Director

Region 12 - Director

Region 18 - Director

Kathy Kittler

Bill Torkildsen

Chris Herron

(501) 690-0771 k.kittler@hotmail.com Charles Schreiner III* 1964-1967 Walter G. Riedel, Jr.* 1967-1969 J.G. Phillips, Jr.* 1969-1971 Walter B. Scott* 1971-1973 James Warren 1973-1975 J.W. Isaacs* 1975-1977 J.T. “Happy” Shahan* 1977-1978 John R. Ball* 1979-1980

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Bill Anthony* 1981-1982 Dr. L.V. Baker 1982-1984 Dr. W.D. “Bill” Clark 1984-1986 Richard D. Carlson 1986-1988 John T. Baker 1988-1990 Riemer Calhoun, Jr. 1990-1992

(979) 249-4255 torkildsenwh@yahoo.com

Glen W. Lewis 1992-1995 Tim Miller* 1995-1998 Sherman Boyles 1998-2003 Bob Moore* 2003-2005 Joel Lemley 2006-2007 Ben Gravett* 2007

Dr. Fritz Moeller 2007-2009 Maurice Ladnier 2009-2010 Robert Richey 2010 Steven Zunker 2010-2011 Brent Bolen 2011-2012 Bernard Lankford 2012-2013 Todd McKnight 2013-2016

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(909) 721-7577 chris@herronconstructioninc.com

TLBAA EDUCATIONAL/RESEARCH ADVISORY COMMITTEE Matt McGuire - (405) 742-4351 semkinlonghorns@mindspring.com Mark Hubbell – (269) 838-3083 hubbelllonghorns@aol.com Dr. David Hillis – (512) 789-6659 doublehelix@att.net Felix Serna – (361) 294-5331 fserna@elcoyote.com John T. Baker – (512) 515-6730 jtb2@earthlink.net Russell Hooks – (409) 381-0616 russellh@longhornroundup.com


Frank Anderson Jr. and III

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

Beadle Land & Cattle Ray & Bonnie Beadle

Los Gatos & Hollister, CA 95032 (408) 834-0110 Ray.Beadle@gapac.com

Christa Cattle Co. Jason & Louis Christa

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

Dalgood Longhorns Malcolm & Connie Goodman

6260 Inwood Dr. • Houston, TX 77057 (713) 782-8422 dalgood@comcast.net www.dalgoodlonghorns.com

DuBose Bar D Ranch Keith & Tina DuBose

P.O. Box 370 • Ben Wheeler, TX 75754 (979) 277-2161 kwdubose@gmail.com www.dubosebard.com

Jack Mountain Ranch Hal & Betty Meyer

8000 Mount Sharp Rd. • Wimberley, TX 78676 (512) 422-4681 cell (512) 842-1116 halmeyer@hotmail.com

Jane’s Land & Cattle Co. John & Jane Thate

418 W. Margaret St. • Fairmont, MN 56031 (507) 235-3467

Kaso, Lisa & Jake Kety Little Ace Cattle Co.

P.O. Box 386 • Folsom, LA 70437 (985) 796-3918 ketyfolsom@aol.com

LL Longhorns Neil & Cynthia Hall

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

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

Brennan & Michele Potts Rocking P Longhorns

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

Rio Vista Ranch Elmer & Susan Rosenberger

4818 Eck Lane • Austin, TX 78734 (512) 266-3250 Cell: (512) 422-8336 e-mail: elmer@riovistaranch.com www.riovistaranch.com

Triple R Ranch Robert & Kim Richey

21000 Dry Creek Rd. • San Angelo, TX 76901 (325) 942-1198 r3ranch@aol.com www.butlertexaslonghorns.com

Westfarms Inc. Dale, Lynette, Leslie & Matt Westmoreland

13529 Hwy 450 • Franklinton, LA 70438 (985) 839-5713 Cell: (985) 515-3172 e-mail: westfarmsinc@gmail.com


TLBAA Special Awards Nominations The TLBAA special awards will be presented Friday evening, January 13, 2017 as a part of Texas Longhorn Weekend. Nominators provided background information on each nominee. All active TLBAA members in good standing are encouraged to vote for one fellow breeder in each of the categories for the special honors. Votes can be emailed to awards@tlbaa.org. If unable to email you may fax to the TLBAA office, and it will be forwarded to the awards committee. Deadline for votes: December 20th, 2016, 5pm CST, no late ballots will be accepted. Only the official ballot with member name and TLBAA # included will be accepted.

Dave Evans Breeder of the Year Award Nancy Dunn Known for her positive promotion of the longhorn breed. She is a sterling example of what others hope to become in cattle and as a person. With dedication to her breeding program, she has been recognized as she dominates futurities and topping sales. Visiting her ranch -- continued validates the quality of her on pg. ?? breeding program. She is a responsible breeder and a fine example of a Longhorn ambassador. She is well deserving of this award.

Jack Phillips Award Kevin & Laury Rooker It seems that the Rookers are always taking the responsibility of running cattle shows. It doesn’t matter where they are needed, they always seem to be available to do the job asked of them.

Joe Sedlacek Joe Sedlacek has impacted the Longhorn industry with his steer and bull program, but he has also been an inspiration to many with his “ok let’s do it” attitude. He is known to work tireless hours. He helps any breeder, new or veteran, whether it’s helping to haul to and/or from sales, providing helpful tips, or assisting on how to do something. He is always asking shows where more entries are needed and assists in getting them. He hosts a satellite measurement each year and gives a calf away. He also feeds everyone that attends, knowing that most are just locals. Joe has helped so many people, but most of all new breeders to get a good start. He just seems to want our breed to get a little further down the old dusty trail being led by a big horned steer with his bell on. That is why Joe should be the recipient of this award.

Lana Hightower

Lana Hightower of G&L Cattle Company, Van, Texas, has been active in multiple leadership roles in the TLBAA as an AtLarge Director on the national level for many years, Division 7 Regional Director for nine years, Tom Smith and locally at the ETLA affiliate He is devoted to the breed for twenty years. Lana has dedicated countless hours with an extreme passion for to the direction and leadership of the ETLA affiliate. making the next generation She has organized, coordinated, and set-up the anbetter than the previous. He nual ETLA world-qualifying show at the East Texas is known as a participator. He State Fair in Tyler, Texas for twenty years! Also, she has been breeding Texas Longorganized and hosted general membership meetings, horns for over 21 years. He has classes, and parties for the benefit of the ETLA memput together some of the best bership throughout the years! and biggest horned cattle in the Ever the cowgirl wearing her favorite western hat industry. He has sold elite herd sires that have helped and boots, you can always spot Lana in any crowd! Lana shape many programs, as well as his total package feis a highly respected judge and sought-after Longhorn males that have made an impact on the total animal. expert, trained and qualified to judge both TLBAA and His excellent breeding speaks for itself that is why he is ITLA shows! Each year for the World Show, Lana has highly recommended for this award. composed and read the names of TLBAA members no longer with us, and to honor the lives of those who More Nominees on pgs. 12 & 14 Ballot on pg. 13 touched 10 | November 2016 Texas Longhorn Trailsso many in the longhorn family.


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ELMER PARKER LIFETIME AWARD John T. & Betty Baker John T. and Betty Baker have been members for many years, but not just paying members. John helped serve in the early days of the TLBAA, helping establish many programs. He also was a Chairman, active in the industry and is still a source of knowledge for many concerning the Texas Longhorn breed. Their Sunrise Showmanship Camp just celebrated its 20th year running, investing in the youth on a personal level. Not only have the Bakers been an asset in the past, but continue to help guide the association for the future.

Maudeen Marks (deceased) Maudeen Martha Marks was a lifetime member of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association, actively ranching in Barker and Bandera. Maudeen was a flamboyant ambassador to the Longhorn breed. Ranching in Bandera, Texas (the Cowboy Capitol of the World), only added mystique to Maudeen’s promotion of our breed. In the early days of the TLBAA she volunteered as a publicity director, writing articles and promoting association events. She was also one of the original founders of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Gulf Coast Association. Through her active involvement with the TLBCGA and the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Organization, the first “Gathering” Sale was held at their venue. This would eventually lead to other Longhorn events being held at the Rodeo. Her legacy lives on through trail rides prior to the Rodeo, a cowgirl spirit and volunteerism. The TLBGCA still carries the torch with their annual sales. This makes Maudeen very worthy of the Elmer Parker Lifetime Award.

More Nominees on pgs. 10 & 14

Ballot on pg. 13

*** PLEASE NOTE*** If you want an individual to win, then you must vote. For votes to count, they must be returned ON THE OFFICIAL BALLOT available on pg. ?? and online at www.tlbaa.org. It MUST include your name and membership number. If you are unsure of the status of your membership please call the TLBAA office at 817-625-6241.

Red McCombs I do not know the year that Red McCombs first became a TLBAA member but the impact he has had in the industry has been far greater than the 20 years I have been in the business. Back in the good ole days. Red was involved in syndicating Classic for 1 Million dollars. He has owned, bred, produced, and marketed many great animals over the years. Even today as Red is getting on in years he still has a strong handle on keeping a great herd of Texas Longhorns going.

Wes Watson Mr. Wes Watson of Garvin, Oklahoma, has lived the spirit of this award described as a lifetime of devotion to the Texas Longhorn breed and its breeders. Wes began his Longhorn journey in the 1950’s, before most of us were born! For the past sixty years, he has pioneered the study of the breed and their characteristic traits. He and his son, Wesley, have worked to preserve the best traits in their herd through artificial insemination, collecting bulls, flushing cows. Watson also partnered with other breeders to successfully clone his Watson 101 steer, and at the time, set a world record of 110 inches of total horn! Wes Watson loves horns with twist! His son described his father’s work and his focus on preserving traditional Texas Longhorn corkscrew horns since the 50’s. He stated, “The true corkscrew horn is becoming obsolete.” “It is the only trait that is truly unique to the Longhorn breed.” The Watson cattle with twist horns are highly desired by breeders from across the nation!


TLBAA Special Awards Ballot All TLBAA members are encouraged to vote one fellow breeder in each of the categories for the special honors. Votes can be emailed to awards@tlbaa.org. If unable to email you may fax to (817) 625-1388, and it will be forwarded to the awards committee. Deadline for votes: December 20th, 2016, 5pm CST, no late ballots will be accepted.

­ –DAVE EVANS BREEDER OF THE YEAR AWARD–– – r Nancy Dunn, Eclectic, AL r Tom Smith, Lowell, MI ––JACK PHILLIPS AWARD–– r Kevin & Laury Rooker, Poolville, TX r Joe Sedlacek, Greenleaf, KS r Lana Hightower, Van, TX ––ELMER PARKER LIFETIME AWARD–– r John T. & Betty Baker, Liberty Hill, TX r Maudeen Marks (deceased) r Red McCombs, Johnson City, TX r Wes Watson, Garvin, OK ––MEL RALEY RISING STAR AWARD–– r Mark Gilliland, MD, Winfield, KS r Randy, Billy & Laura Holson, Albny, TX r Chris & Brandi Lindsey, Laurel, MS r Kathy Palladini, Junction, TX r Justin Henry, Falling Waters, WV r James & Paula Wilkins, Ben Wheeler, TX Member Name _____________________________________

TLBAA Member # ______________

ONLY THIS OFFICIAL BALLOT WILL BE ACCEPTED - Printable version available at www.tlbaa.org

Friday - JanuarY 13 - 2017

8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m. Cattle Move-in for Sale & Show Will Rogers Memorial Center * Sale cattle MUST be in place by 5 p.m. 9:00 a.m.

Affiliate Presidents Meeting Radisson Fort Worth - Fossil Creek

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. TLBAA Board of Directors Meeting Radisson Fort Worth - Fossil Creek 1:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. TLBAA General Membership Meeting Radisson Fort Worth - Fossil Creek 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Reception/Social Hour Radisson Fort Worth - Fossil Creek 7:00 p.m.

Hall of Fame Induction and Year End Award Ceremonies Banquet Radisson Fort Worth - Fossil Creek

Sunday - January 15 - 2017

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. TLBT General Membership Meeting Cattle Barn 4, will Rogers Memorial Center 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. World Show Committee Meeting Cattle Barn 4, will Rogers Memorial Center

Monday - January 16 - 2017 9:00 a.m.

TLBT Youth Show WATT arena, will Rogers Memorial Center

Tuesday - January 17 - 2017 5:00 p.m.

TLBAA World Qualifying Open Show WATT arena, will Rogers Memorial Center * Show cattle released at 5 p.m.

Banquet Tickets on sale now Hall of Fame Induction and Year End Award Ceremonies

Banquet Tickets $40

Saturday - January 14 - 2017 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Show Cattle Move-In * Show cattle MUST be in place by 5 p.m. Cattle Barn 4, will Rogers Memorial Center

8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Sale Cattle Available for Viewing Richardson Building, will Rogers Memorial Center 11:00 a.m.

Eddie Wood Cowtown Classic Sale West arena, will Rogers Memorial Center

Limited number available. The banquet sold out last year, so get your tickets early to guarantee your spot. reserve your tickets by calling 817-625-6241

Skins, Skulls & Stuff Silent Auction

The TLBAA Office is now accepting donations.

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MEL RALEY RISING STAR AWARD Mark Gilliland To say this man has made a forceful prescence is an understatement. He has engaged as a buyer of wonderful cattle through an assortment of sales, as well as privte treaty. He visits other ranches when he has time available to further his knowledge and look for ways to improve his own operation. Hi website is very helpful, not only with Longhorn cattle, but with the history of the Tall Grass Prairie and the Flint Hills of Kansas. For the last three years he has put together a set of animals that are nearing 100 breeding head. Mark has formulated a game plan on stacking pedigrees that will propel him to the top of the industry in animals produced that we, the consumer, would love to have in our pasture. He is very hospitable and has been host for the HSC in 2015 & 2016.

Randy, Billy & Laura Holson These two families became very involved in showing Longhorns. They bring as many as 12 or more each show and the Holson girls (Clara, Caroline, Ashlynn & Caitlin) show them. Each year they seem to give more by contributing their time and efforts to showing cattle.

Chris & Brandi Lindsey Chris and Brandi Lindsey of Laurel, Mississippi, are new breeders who traveled to all the Longhorn sales, shows, and futurities they could attend. It was a grueling 10 hour drive to most shows. In 2016, they won TLBAA Hall of Fame awards for the many championships they have won. The Lindsey’s revitalized the Dixie Texas Longhorn Breeders Association Affiliate in 2015, and hosted the first worldqualifying show that had been held in the Deep South region in many years! Brandi and Chris worked hard to set up the Mississippi show, revised their affiliate by-laws, and learned the ropes for hosting a qualifying show. It was a great success, and they were excellent hosts! They served BBQ from their family-owned restaurant, breakfast, lunch, and an evening banquet! Brandi and Chris added to their family this year with their second child, a little southern belle! They hosted the second annual DTLA Show in September 2016, another fun success!

Kathy Palladini I would like to nominate Kathy Palladini for the Rising Star Award. She has started a very focused breeding program that has incorporated some outstanding individuals that are very predictable producers. She has studied the breed and has selected these animals with a firm plan to go forward in the endeavor. We have been very impressed with her determination to only bring what she wants into her program.

Justin Henry In just a few short years, Justin has acquired a really nice set of cattle. His enthusiasm for the breed is contagious. He can be seen on many weekends traveling up and down the East Coast attending sales and shows.

James & Paula Wilkins It wasn’t a rising star that hit the TLBAA, it was a storm! James and Paula Wilkins of JP Ranch, Ben Wheeler Texas hit the Texas Longhorn business like a wild tornado. James and Paula purchased a few longhorn cows and really liked having them around, liked their versatility, and the potential contributions they would have on their small ranch. They started breeding and showing cattle and within two short years started producing champions. Their bulls have been champions in futurities, Horn Showcase and the TLBAA show circuit. James (formerly a Duck Dynasty look-a-like) and Paula, like to buy cattle. Together, they have participated in about every aspect of the TLBAA. They have bought and sold cattle at most of the longhorn sales throughout the country, have shown both haltered and non-haltered cattle, have supported the TLBT youth by donating heifers and awards and allowing them to show their cattle in the youth classes, and in June they were a part of the ETLA longhorn herd tour. On second thought, James and Paula are Rising Stars, and a couple that Mel Raley would have enjoyed swappin’ longhorn tales with. More Nominees on pgs. 10 & 12

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Sale Results Photos By Rick Fritsche and Brett Krause

Hill Country Heritage Sale September 9 & 10, 2016 Fredericksburg, TX Sale Hosts: Rick & Tracey Friedrich Auctioneer: Joel Lemley Results submitted by Lemley Auction Services

Larry & Toni Stegemoller, TL Longhorns; Lynn Struthoff & Josie Becker, Struthoff Ranch

Highlights Lots Sold: 109

Sale Average: $2,492.20 Total Donations: $9,650

High Selling Lot: $ 13,000 Tempting Faith

Consigned by Dick and Cheryl Curry Buyer: Kathy Pallandini

Wesley & Wes Watson, Garvin, OK; Felix Serna, El Coyote Ranch

Embryo Lot: $ 9,000

Consigned by Don and Rhonda Poe Buyer: Red McComb Ranches

Volume Buyer: $ 36,000

Richard Filip, Bentwood Ranch; Nichole Leigh, Rocking I Longhorns

Scott and Stacey Schumacher

Kurt Twining, Silver T Ranch; Alan Sparger, 3 S Ranch

Tracey Friedrich, River Ranch; Ringmen Wade Pierce and Troy Robinett Denelle, Rick & Cody Hager, RDH Longhorns

Rick Friedrich, River Ranch; Jimmy Jones, Horseshoe J Longhorns; Nancy Dunn, Rolling D Ranch; Steve Azinger, Lazy A Ranch

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Cheryl and Dick Curry, Windy Oaks Ranch


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Product Spotlight

By Lindsay Maher

Te Pari Revolution Electronic Drench Gun Drenching just got a lot easier thanks to Te Pari, the New Zealand company who brought us Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled weigh scales delivers with their Revolution Electronic Drench Gun. Just like the cordless drill forever changed the building industry, the self-powered Te Pariâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Revolution is set to do the same. Fitted with a digital keypad, the dosage is set or calibrated from the weigh scale through Wi-Fi then delivered by an easy pull trigger. After the dose is delivered the plunger shoots back to refill the 70cc barrel and ready for the next dose. This battery-powered gun features a lightweight balanced design that fits comfortably in your hand to help reduce hand stress typical of manual drench guns. FEATURES: - Statistics button for details of drench numbers and volume - Display screens show dose and battery levels - 12v rechargeable battery - Auto or manual calibration - Various applicators BENEFITS: - Battery powered for ease of use and reduced hand strain - Improved drench performance with exact dose based on animal weight - Fast delivery and refill Available models: G20 Smart calibrates dosage based on weight sent from the Te Pari scale via Wi-Fi. Cost $1,200. G10 Standard dosage is set using the digital keypad, can be upgraded to the smart model. Cost $800.

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Joe & Stephanie Sedlacek, Lazy J Longhorns

Larry & Linda Ginn, Double LL Longhorns

Frank and Jane Anderson, Anderson Ranches

Mikeal Beck, Holy Cow Longhorns

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High Lot Buyer Kathy Palladini, Double K Longhorns

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Sale Results

Western Breeders Sale September 3, 2016   Mojave Crossing Center Fort Mojave, AZ Sale Host: Bob and Carmen Larson Results Furnished by Lemley Auction Services Thank you to all who consigned and bought. As a first-time event, we are very happy with the success of this vacation destination/ event/sale in Laughlin, NV. We look forward to a great sale next year. Stay tuned for more fun! - Sale Host Bob Larson

Avi Resort & Casino - a fun destination

Highlights Lots Sold: 49 Sale Average: $2888 Volume Buyer: Lynn Struthoff $17,000

High Selling Lot: $ 12,000 KCC Gypsy Consigned by Doug Woodward Buyer: Lynn Struthoff

High Selling Bull: $ 8,000

JH Rough Country Consigned by Justin and Julie Hansen

John Randolph, Lonesome Pines Ranch; Donnie Taylor, 4T Longhorns

Kaden Harris with Clay Gines, SC Longhorns, and Guest

Brent Bolen, Bolen Longhorns; Lynn Struthoff, Struhoff Ranch

Photos courtesy of Hired Hand Software Carmen & Bob Larson, RC Larson Longhorns

Scott & Amelia Picker family, A & S Land and Cattle

Suzanne and Bill Cathy Dorathy, Caballo Bravo Longhorns; Torkildsen, Bull Creek Ranch Debbie Bowman, End of Trail Ranch

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Brett & Teresa Krause, Circle K Ranch

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Lynn Struthoff & Josie Becker, Struthoff Ranch

Mike & Kattrina Lucas, Lucas Ranch


Ballot Deadline is December 19th The finalists have been selected by the judging panel for this year’s Affiliate Prince and Princess. Thank you to the judges, Rodney Cooper, John T. Baker, Alex Dees, Shelby Rooker, Marshall Ruble and Kacie Ging. The results were very close, resulting in four heifers for the Princess final, and three in the finale for Prince. The affiliates that entered animals in the competitions will be sent a ballot to place the final animals. Their votes will be added to the judges’ total from the preliminary round.  Votes must be received at the TLBAA office by December 19th, final results will be announced at Longhorn Weekend in January. A big thank you to the affiliates that continue to make this competition interesting and successful. This year’s winners will receive $500 for their affiliates. The other finalists will take home $200, also awarded to their affiliates.

MR. CANADA DOB: 4/08/15

MR. EAST TEXAS

MISS CANADA DOB: 4/06/15

MISS SOUTHEASTERN DOB: 3/17/15

DOB: 5/02/15

MR. GULF COAST

MISS EAST TEXAS

MISS GULF COAST

DOB: 1/09/15

DOB: 4/5/15

DOB: 9/26/15


Sale Results

Fort Worth Stockyards Longhorn Auction September 29 - October 1, 2016 Fort Worth, TX Hosted by Hudson/Valentine Auctioneer: Bruce McCarty

Highlights

89 Lots Sold for an Average of $14,074

The ringside seats were packed and there were additional bidding areas to make sure all were accommodated and given a chance to bid.

High Selling Lot: $ 90,000

Lot 67 - Texana Garland’s Gal Consignor: Allen/Filip/Mangold Partnership Buyer: Judy & Bill Meridith

OTHER High Selling LotS: 66,000 - Lot 20 - Dragon Lady. Consignor: Sue Burton Buyer: Hudson Longhorns. $

$ 48,000 - Lot 1 - Lazy J’s Bluegrass. Consignor: Joe Sedlacek. Buyer: John Viskup.

J.R. and Tom Mattot, Rocky Mountain Longhorns

$ 46,000 - Lot 17 - 2JB Cocaine Lady. Consignor: Hudson Longhorns. Buyer Richard & Jeanne Filip.

42,000 - Lot 6 - TTT Jammin’ Jenny. Consignor: Suzanne & Brian Brett. Buyer: Les and Lane Craft. $

41,000 - Lot 91 - Pacific Yellow Bell. Consignor: Mike Beijl. Buyer: Mike & Jeanie Casey. $

Sale hosts Bill Hudson, Hudson Longhorns; Lorinda Valentine, Panther Creek Ranch

Photos by Joshua Farias, Laura Standley & Charlie Searle

40,000 - Lot 29 - KCCI Outback Fancy. Consignor: Richard & Jeanne Filip. Buyer: Hudson Longhorns. $

$ 40,000 - Lot 72 - RML Honey Suckle Safari. Consignor: Hoosier Longhorns. Buyer: Tyson Leonard. $ 37,500 - Lot 13 - HL Pretty Tuff Diva. Consignor: Hudson Longhorns. Buyer: Bow Carpenter. $ 31,000 - Lot 2 - RM Touch N’ Whirl Pat Consignor: Linda & Tom Harman. Buyer: T Bar W Ranch.

31,000 - Lot 78 - Casino’s Ace. Consignor: Debbie Bowman. Buyer Hudson Longhorns. $

Josie Becker and Lynn Struthoff, Struthoff Ranch

$ 28,000 - Lot 22 - Rios Royalty Consignor: Ursula Allen. Buyer: Suzanne & Bill Torkildsen.

Toni Stegemoller, TL Longhorns; Linda Harman, TK Longhorns,; Pam Loomis, Loomis Longhorns; Rhonda Poe, 3P Longhorns

$ 28,000 - Lot 100 - DH Tari Chex. Consignor: Hudson Longhorns. Buyer: Tyson Leonard.

27,000 - Lot 38 - Allens 231. Consignor: Allen/Filip/ Valentine Partnership. Buyer: Richard & Jeanne Filip

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Justin Rombeck, Longhorn Opportunities.; Richard Filip, Bentwood Ranch

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Ashley Loos, Wolfridge Ranch, Tracey Friedrich, Cindy Bolen, Brent Bolen, Oliver Loos, Ethan Loos, Rick Friedrich, River Ranch. -- continued on pg. 24

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Debbie Bowman, End of Trail Ranch; Sherri & Terry Adcock,

The Longhorn Seminar Friday afternoon

Debbie & Edwin Stonjanik, Taylor, TX; Pat & Mike Mills, Taylor, TX

Dan Jones, Hoosier Longhorns; Kathy Kittler, Kittler Land & Cattle

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Lisa &Robert Van Liew, Van Liew Ranch; Paul and Larry Reck, The Lone Star Ranch

Cheryl & Fred Bryant, Elah Valley Longhorns; John &Della, Felicita and Felix Serna, El Coyote Ranch Debra Helm, Helm Cattle Co.

Clay & Aaron Adkins, Double A Longhorns; Ken Morris, Khaos Cattle Company

Alex Dees & Eric Youngberg, CR Ranches

Bob & Pam Loomis, Loomis Longhorns; Brent & Cindy Bolen, Bolen Longhorns

Lorinda Valentine, Panther Creek Ranch; Nancy Dunn, Rolling D Ranch

Cy & Steve Jordan, Jordan Ranch; Charlene Gilliland, Gilliland Ranch

Dan and Lee Tisdale, Crossed Tâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cattle Company

Cathy Hawke, Sky Ranch Longhorns, Paula & James Wilkins, JP Ranch

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F E A T U R E

THE STORY BEHIND

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t had all come down to this one amazing moment! Those first few steps would signal the end to the many, many months of searching and secrecy; the end to weeks and weeks of preparation. Nerves were taut. The roar of the fans was deafening. The vibrations from the drum beats, music, and chanting almost shook the concrete structure of the stadium on its foundations. A sold-out, record-setting crowd of 102,000 people had come for the opening game against Notre Dame, but the first matter of business on this exhilarating September afternoon was the introduction of a very significant player for the University of Texas. A bold new Bevo, the legendary Texas Longhorn mascot was about to be unveiled. With his first proud strides into the stadium, the robust, 19-monthold, burnt-orange-and-white-colored Texas Longhorn, now named Bevo XV, won the hearts of the

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AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE TEXAS LONGHORN WHO WILL KICK OFF THE NEXT 100 YEARS OF BEVO HISTORY B y S u z a n n e P e r ry

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Longhorn faithful in an instant. There WAS a new steer in town! The crowd knew he had the right stuff and the cherished tradition of Bevo was alive again. Texasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; mascot has grown to be a larger-than-life symbol of Longhorn pride and Lone Star spirit. The first Bevo had stepped onto the football field back in September 1916 and the coronation of this new, young steer would now launch the next 100 years of Bevo history. However, the journey from the pasture to his iconic spot in the south end-zone at Darrell K. Royal -Texas Memorial Stadium encompassed almost a yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worth of searching and hard work. The difficult selection process for the famous mascot also created one of the most closely-guarded secrets in the Texas Longhorn world. And so begins the story of how the search evolved for the new Bevo XV and the legacy behind the celebrated Texas Longhorn steer.


As the crowds roared with excitement, the young Bevo XV makes his first entrance into the stadium prior to the season-opener game on September 4, 2016 and proudly ushers in the next era of a great Texas Longhorn tradition at the University of Texas. The newly-crowned Bevo XV is flanked by his four Silver Spurs handlers along with Ricky Brennes, Executive Director of the Silver Spurs Alumni Association (center back) and John T. Baker (far right).

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Photo by Suzanne Perry, copyright (c) 2016.


FEATURE The Crisis The majestic Texas Longhorn mascot was only thirteen years old when he became ill in early October 2015. Always full of spirit and vitality, Bevo XIV was one of the most handsome of all the University of Texas icons with his wide swooping horns and beautiful burnt-orangeand-white confetti coloring. No one had even considered that the big-horned Sunrise Studly (XIV’s registered name) would not be on the Texas sidelines for another several years as the famous steer. Texas Longhorn cows and steers can live well into their late teens and twenties and his predecessor, Bevo XIII, had served faithfully until he was retired at almost twenty years of age with severe arthritis in his hips. The blood test results did not look good. The alarming diagnosis from the veterinarians of a rare viral bovine leukemia came just a few days later and the announcement had to be made that Bevo XIV would be retired. The steer that had embodied Texas pride and spirit since he had been a two-year-old was unable to travel to the Red River Showdown and witness the football team’s upset win over Oklahoma on that coming weekend. It would take a special Texas Longhorn to follow in the footsteps of Bevo XIV, who served as the school’s mascot for eleven years.

Photo by Suzanne Perry, copyright (c) 2016.

Then it was merely another week later that Bevo XIV died in his pasture at Sunrise Ranch. “I cried for days,” his owner, Betty Baker, remembers. “He always loved coming up to the pens for his show feed and he had started to not want any food . . . it all happened so rapidly.” The cancer had taken its toll on the big, puppydog-gentle and big-horned Studly who would often lie down, roll over, and let Betty scratch his belly. The illustrious Texas Longhorn mascot which had been so loved and admired by so many fans was gone and the “Longhorn Nation” was in shock and mourning. Where would they find the next Bevo? Where do you start? Unfortunately, there were no second- or thirdstring steers sitting on the bench. The last few games of the 2015 football season had to be played minus the school’s famed icon and the empty orange-and-white corral in the south corner of DKR - Texas Memorial Stadium was a sad reminder that now only held a beautiful portrait to pay tribute to this great legend lost. 28 | November 2016

Ricky Brennes, Executive Director of the Silver Spurs Alumni Association, the honorary spirit organization on the University of Texas campus which is responsible for Bevo, became the man in charge of the mission to select a new mascot. And, as it would turn out, he also became the engineer behind keeping the lid clamped down on one of the most-celebrated secrets in Texas. “You’re about to pick a Longhorn steer to become the most famous Longhorn steer in the world,” remarked Brennes. “You’ve got to get it right!” The Search The hunt for a successor for Bevo XIV began immediately – and, so too, the mountain of questions. Where do you find the right one? Should the new steer be mature with giant horns? Or be a young one? What coloring worked best? How tall should he be? How large? Should the horns stretch out or turn up? What pedigree was important? Bevo is certainly THE most-recognized live, school mascot in history and all of his fans (and non-fans) were sure to have a strong set of opinions about the new mascot. The Silver Spurs organization has been charged with the care and transportation of each of the Bevos since its founding back in 1937. Brennes, a former handler for Bevo XIII – along with six other current and former Silver Spurs – manned the newly-formed selection committee. They looked at over 300 Texas Longhorn steers throughout their seven-month process to locate a new mascot. The committee fielded more than 100 Photo courtesy of Betty Baker inquiries from as far away as Washington, Florida, Oregon, Louisiana, and Maryland and contemplated numerous other e-mails, tweets, and unsolicited photographs sent in showing some the most incredible-looking steers in the breed. “We want the best of the breed,” Brennes said. “Really, it comes down to what animal will be the right fit, not so much trying to get it from a particular person.” Slowly, the requirements were being stacked out on the table; the committee soon determined what mattered most. The new Bevo would have to be a native Texan, he would have to be already halter-broken and trainable, and he would be required to have the iconic burnt-orange-and-white coloring. But, the most essential attribute in the equation centered on his having a superb demeanor – this steer had to be able to walk into a stadium of over 100,000 screaming and spirited football fans and never miss a step. If one studies the history of the various mascots, it doesn‘t take long to understand that simply picking a grand and colorful Texas Longhorn steer out of the pas-

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ture doesn’t work. Some of the earlier Bevos have had problems with attitude (maybe we should spell that with a capital “A”). One had charged at band members, football players, and photographers during a game, another kicked out the walls of his trailer, some steers have jumped out of their corrals and run down the field, and another Bevo became infamous after being spooked and stampeded across the entire campus. All points proving that the “right” Bevo must have the right match up of great looks AND exceptional right-minded temperament. The search committee spent the winter and spring months of 2016 scouting for steers at various Texas Longhorn shows in Houston, San Antonio, Fort Worth, Austin, and across most of Texas plus visiting a number of ranches and talking with different breeders. “[You realize] you’re picking a symbol of the University,” Brennes said. “We wanted to make sure that we got the very best for Texas.” Still reeling from the sudden loss of their beloved Bevo XIV, John T. and Betty Baker, of Liberty Hill, Texas, were also scratching their heads about what was best to do. As breeders and owners of both Bevo XIII and Bevo XIV, it was only natural the Silver Spurs selection committee would want to check their pastures too for a possible candidate. “What did we have? We only had a handful of weaning-age and yearling calves back in October,” remarked Baker. “Some looked pretty good for their young age, but we didn’t have a grand-looking, three-year-old steer out in the pasture just ready to step up and wear that special halter.” During the search process, the com-

mittee made a few visits to Sunrise Ranch, sometimes for advice and moral support and, a few times, to walk around and look at cattle. Photos of the many possible contenders for the Bevo title continued to pour into the Silver Spurs’ office. The TLBAA office also received numerous calls and e-mails from breeders who wanted to nominate their Texas Longhorn steer for the job and some breeders even set up Facebook pages to encourage the public to promote their special bovine for becoming the new “heir apparent.” Newspaper articles across the state posed questions about which steer might eventually be selected, but the committee stayed extremely quiet. Some candidates were mature with grand horns, but had never been halter-broken (no use attempting that with a fiveyear old steer). Others were from out-of-state (Bevo had to be Texas born and bred). Some candidates were not the right color (maroon and white would simply not work in Austin!). At one point in the process, Ricky Brennes and the Silver Spurs committee invited a group of six Bevo prospects to “come to town” and the steers were hauled into Austin to attend a University of Texas Longhorn Band practice at the stadium. This was something of a test – the Spurs needed to see how these guys might react to the loud music, large groups of humans, the blare of the sound system, myriads of flashing lights, and the general ruckus that can be found at a major-university-level football venue. It was also important to be able to see the different animals together at one time and compare appearances. The steers had various reactions. One stood

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FEATURE out as staying relaxed. This not-so-ordinary situation because of his orange coloring and gentle personalwould have to become commonplace for the chosen ity, so it was a smart idea to get him out and around as one. “We’re looking for an animal that has the right tem- many people as possible. He needed some exposure – perament and disposition,” Brennes noted. “We don’t and he needed validation from others. (Both Bevo XIII drug Bevo, so we need one that is comfortable in this and Bevo XIV were exhibited extensively on the TLBAA environment, comfortable being with people, and very show circuit during their mascot careers and both were comfortable with a lot of noise.” honored with winning TLBAA World Grand Champion The always-guarded selection committee was gradu- Steer titles during their tenure.) ally narrowing down the list of candidates for their critiIn mid-December, Swish’s name was added to the cal decision about the new Texas Longhorn who would entry list for the Decatur Show hosted by the NTLBA. be crowned as Bevo XV. The young steer had Only a handful of peobeen halter broken by ple really knew which John T. Baker during steers were being conthe late summer and sidered. Hundreds of was becoming very possible prospects had predictable to handle already been culled. on lead. The Bakers The new UT mascot had also remembered would need to be ready a young lady who had and in place to help attended their Sunrise kick off the upcoming Showmanship Camp 100th Anniversary of (“Cow Camp”) back durBevo coming in Seping late June and who tember (the very first had demonstrated exBevo stepped out in ceptional animal-hanSeptember 1916). The dling skills. They felt Caption HereSequam Silver Spurs group rethis would be a natural quianditis que inctur? mained steadfast – the matchup. Qui omnis modi aut first glimpse of the new Swish was soon aborerum renderum Bevo XV would need paired with 12-year-old Photo courtesy of Betty Baker to be a huge surprise TLBT exhibitor, Clara to help commemorate Chillin’ under the misting units at the Bevo Corral on game day! Bevo XV and his handlers enjoy a Holson, from Granbury, break between photo ops and meeting the fans to cool down on a hot September afternoon. this special event! Texas, and the almostteenage girl and the The Credentials almost-yearling steer started on their way to capturThere was a pale-red-and-white, speckled steer calf ing some top prizes on the youth circuit for the 2015registered as “Sunrise Swish” back in summer 2015. 2016 show season. Over the winter months and into His name was something light-hearted and fitting for early spring, Clara continued with Swish’s training and a young calf that was always very friendly, animated, ol’ Swish continued to delight in being out in front of and seemed to flip his tail around a great deal. He was people! branded on his left hip along with the other weaned In his December 2015 debut at the Decatur Show, calves that summer using Baker’s normal herd number- Swish earned the title of Junior Champion Steer. The ing system – in this case, a “1” and a “5.” The first num- Houston Livestock Show came next on the calendar in ber was to signify the first calf branded in the year 2015 mid-March and brought some hefty competition with and the last numeral for that year served as the end- a total of 22 steer entries. Once again, Swish took home ing number on his brand. Little did anyone realize the a top title with being picked as the Junior Champion importance of those numbers. Swish was an ordinary Steer in that exhibition. Houston Show judge and TL9-month-old calf in late October 2015. He wasn’t even BAA member, John Oliver, recalls that the young steer being considered in the Bevo search, but he was dis- stuck in his mind. “[He had] a lot of eye appeal; just a playing some solid conformation at an early age and really good-looking animal.” was a strong show prospect. More importantly, this calf The Glen Rose Show, at the end of March, offered exhibited a very unique personality. Not just laid-back multiple youth shows over a three-day span with difand good-natured, he seemed to love attention from his ferent judges for each show. Swish earned the blue ribtwo-legged friends. bon in his class in two separate youth shows and then By the end of 2015, the hunt for the new Texas went on to be named Junior Champion and the Reserve Longhorn mascot was in high-gear. The committee Grand Champion Steer for each of those shows. But had fanned out and a number of steers of all sizes and there was a secret that had to be kept now – Clara was shapes were being watched. The young Swish had re- never told he was one of several steers being considered ceived a few second looks from the search committee for a big, big job. 30 | November 2016

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FEATURE After this run of robust wins and excitement, the trip to the TLBAA World Show in Fort Worth in June 2016 became a big disappointment when the young steer only managed to pull off a third-place ranking in his class. That show day came to an end very early. But, Clara was determined they would go on to the Autobahn Youth Show a few weeks later and, in that prestigious showing up against 132 total steer entries of both junior and senior age levels, Sunrise Swish was crowned Grand Champion Steer. While John T. Baker can easily point out a worthy show-ring candidate even if the calf is standing a halfmile away, it was important that other breed experts

“We are excited to kick off the upcoming athletics season by introducing the newest edition of one of our most beloved traditions at The University of Texas,” said Texas Men’s Athletics Director Mike Perrin. “It’s also appropriate to unveil Bevo XV during this 100th Anniversary year. We all look forward to meeting Bevo XV in September.” This news bulletin said it all – and said absolutely nothing at the same time! Who was the steer? Where were the photos? Which one got the job ? The naming of the next Bevo was top-secret information around Austin and the mystery that enveloped the selection certainly helped create an even bigger stir. Newspaper reporters and TV stations alike were kept at a distance. Owners of steer prospects knew precious little. When asked, the Baker’s shrugged their shoulders and said they knew the committee had made a decision, but nothing had been revealed. The TLBAA office staff was checking for news and the Silvers Spurs stayed as tightlipped as ever. Ricky Brennes (and the University of Texas) had put their foot down hard on this subject – and everyone involved. No one was saying a word. The Photo by Suzanne Perry, copyright (c) 2016. new steer was now in training somewhere As the symbol of the University of Texas, Bevo goes through training rituals with his handlers to become comfortable with a wide variety of situations and prepared for whatever might happen when and everyone would making a public appearance at a large sporting event or even a black-tie party. be required to wait. No one would see or should judge and evaluate the young steer as a top- know anything until his official debut in September! looking, well-built Texas Longhorn. By late spring 2016, The training of a new Bevo requires extensive time Swish was growing up and out, his coloring was becom- and dedicated work. Any breeder will tell you that each ing darker and more orange-colored, fancy speckling animal in their Texas Longhorn herd has a very separate was setting in on his flanks, and those east-west horns and distinct personality. Some are more easily trained were coming on strong. than others; some have poor reactions to being handled “Well, this one right here keeps winning,” Brennes too much, and some can just be a little unpredictable. It’s pointed out. He had the looks. But, did he have all the a lot to expect from any wild animal to have them simright stuff to be a Bevo? ply ignore their natural instincts and reactions towards danger or surprise and not become stressed. Fight or The Training flight will usually set in. The press release for the official announcement In the earlier years, the steers which were chosen came in late May 2016, but the mystery was continued: to be the famous UT mascot really did not have much “The Silver Spurs Alumni Association has identified preparation. Some had been broken only to wear a halthe next Longhorn to represent The University of Texas ter. Often just pulled straight from the pasture, they were as its famed mascot. Bevo XV is in the midst of training placed in the middle of collegiate craziness and everyand he is set for public debut prior to Texas Football’s one said their prayers and hoped for the best. Most had 2016 season-opening game against Notre Dame on extremely short careers. One of the steers only lasted for Sunday, Sept. 4 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Sta- one season! “We probably would not still have this tradidium . . . .” tion of Bevo if the selection process had remained the 32 | November 2016

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same as it had been,” explains Brennes. “With Bevo making more than 40 or 50 public appearances each year, we now make a very thorough appraisal of the animal we select and have a pretty strong feel for how he might react in any given situation.” Looking back across the 100year tradition of Bevo, there were a total of twelve steers who held the job during the first 75 years; but, there have only been two Bevos in the last quarter century. Bevo XIII (Sunrise Express) started his tenure in 1988 and was the first of the famous mascots to have been on the show circuit and to have had a large level of training for being walked around out in front of crowds. Dubbed as “The Gentleman Bevo” by the Daily Texan because of his sweet and easygoing personality, he was also the longest-reigning Bevo, serving as the The University’s icon for 16 years. The most-recent steer, Bevo XIV (Sunrise Studly), was started out on the show circuit when he was a youngster and continued appearances in the Texas Longhorn show-ring for several years.

“You need to be calm, cool, and collected,” Baker commented about the best approach for training. “We don’t use any bull whips. My hand and a soft voice are my best tools.” John and Betty Baker, as owners of both Bevo XIII and Bevo XIV, have put in many hours training the previous two mascots and have had tremendous success in preparing those steers for whatever might happen when they walked into a public setting. That training regimen employs blaring air horns, loud drums, radios blasting loud music at the pens, flags flopping in the wind on the fence line (because Bevo XIV really hated flags), and tossing or rolling footballs and volleyballs at the animals, so they won’t react much if something comes flying Photo by Suzanne Perry, copyright (c) 2016. their way. Nothing is ever done that could cause an injury, but the ongoing practice helps to desensitize them to the noisy and chaotic human environment. Baker also has taught the steers to walk across a variety of odd surfaces without becoming upset—using ramps of plywood, large pieces of sheet metal, old grates – anything Bevo might encounter when walking out in public.

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FEATURE “Banging a board up against the side of that tin shed home in his pasture again. An outing always includes makes a pretty harsh noise,” remarks John. “Some cows grooming before the trip and making sure the steer is will jump and run. The trick is to get them accustomed to sporting his handsome, custom-tooled “BEVO” halter. the loud, unexpected sounds so they don’t get spooked.” While the travel schedule will vary from year to year, Firing off a few blasts nearby with his shotgun also sim- the Texas mascot is expected to be on the sidelines at ulates the loud bangs that come when The University of all home football games and also at the Red River ShowTexas cannon, “Smokey,” is fired off after touchdowns. down in Dallas. Depending on bowl game selections and Now, once the mascot has completed his training, venues, there is always the chance for out-of-state travthe coaching is certainly not over. The Bevo handlers el at the end of the football season. Throughout the year, have to be taught how to do their jobs properly. There there are also numerous personal appearances made by is a new foursome chosen each spring and they then Bevo around campus and across Texas to help support become responsible for working with the famous Texas charitable endeavors or various university events. Longhorn and taking Bevo everywhere he needs to go Bevo XIV made back-to-back trips to the Rose Bowl throughout the coming school year. in Pasadena, California in 2005 and While most of these young men have 2006 to bring his special Texas spirit dreamed of becoming handlers for to the sidelines for those important many years, not all can make it through bowl games. In January 2005, he also the field training. Most have never traveled to Washington, DC, where been around cattle at all, have not had he was a special ambassador repany ranching background, definitely resenting the Lone Star State at the no prior showmanship experience, second Presidential Inauguration of and have never had to wash up, brush George W. Bush. down, and put a halter on a giant steer The Silver Spurs handlers are also with some mighty horns. They are recharged with maintaining the disquired to learn about proper care and tinctive, burnt-orange-and-white feeding, necessary grooming, correct truck and trailer used to move this handling with halter and lead ropes, celebrity bovine to various affairs. and the best techniques for posing the The crew cab truck will hold the four animal so he always looks his best for handlers, all the necessary Bevo gear the thousands of photographs taken of and hay, and the trailer compartment him each year. But, more importantly, is complete with air-conditioning they also learn to sense and read the units and a special “Bevo-Cam” so Photo by Suzanne Perry, copyright (c) 2016. moods of their popular celebrity steer the men can keep a close eye on the so they can keep him feeling comfortsafety of their superstar passenger as Bevo’s stylish ride is often seen around Austin as able in all situations. It takes several he rides in style to his next appearthe celebrity steer travels to various appearances. weeks of hard work (usually hitting from June to Au- ance. The handlers will log thousands of miles each gust) for all to bond and function comfortably as a team. school year to make sure the iconic Texas Longhorn With the death of Bevo XIV in October 2015, the busy steer is out where people can have a chance to admire summer of 2016 brought the training of a brand new him. mascot PLUS the training for the four new Silver Spurs The Spurs are the stewards of the Bevo Endowment who are now always at his side for all public appearances. Fund which raises money for the ongoing maintenance of the University of Texas mascot and has now develThe Keepers oped and opened the Silver Spurs Bevo Center at DKRThe proud owners of each Bevo maintain ownership Texas Memorial Stadium. This museum showcases of their Texas Longhorn and also provide the overall photos and memorabilia about all the UT mascots from care, feeding, and housing for the steer. He is essentially over the past 100 years. Members of the Silver Spurs also “on loan” to the Silver Spurs organization and remains conduct the Neighborhood Longhorns Program (NLP), registered under the name of the original owner. which is an educational-incentive program operated in The Silver Spurs group is responsible for the man- partnership with the Austin Independent School District agement, care, and transportation of Bevo. This duty to tutor disadvantaged students. Their work helps these dictates some long hours of work for the handlers to elementary- and junior-high-age students to improve learn how to prepare the famed mascot and be able to overall school performance and funds raised with Bevo confidently (and securely) walk him into a wide range of special appearances are the basis for numerous college public venues that can range from crowded collegiate scholarships awarded each year. sporting events to black-tie celebrity appearances. Handlers must be in their senior year at the Univer- The Debut It had been a very long wait for the fans and the noise sity of Texas and must also have the desire to commit to the task of getting him ready and hauling Bevo from his became thunderous at the pre-game ceremony on Seppasture to all gigs and then making sure he is safely back tember 4, 2016. The sold-out crowd of over 102,000 peo34 | November 2016

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FEATURE ple packed the stands and was on their feet to celebrate the unveiling of the new Bevo XV – and they simply fell in love with their new steer! Registered now as Sunrise Spur 15, he is just over nineteen months of age and the youngest steer to be named as the Bevo in the mascot’s 100-year history. After months of searching, it was the Bakers who had bred and raised another great Bevo. Fans were thrilled with getting a glimpse of the gallant burnt-orange-andwhite Texas Longhorn and knew he embodied the character, strength, and pride of The University.

Swish’s show partner, Clara Holson, was finally told about the steer being selected to be Bevo XV on the day before the opening game. She was invited to walk with him and the Spurs handlers through the tunnel and onto the field when he made his first entrance into Memorial Stadium. She also had the opportunity to hold his lead while he took his honored place in the Bevo Corral that day. Clara now aspires to attend the University of Texas and wants to become the first female Silver Spur and first female Bevo handler. Sunrise Spur 15 (aka Swish) is a son of Anchor T Anchor Man, a well-recognized Texas Longhorn Champion Bull owned by the Anchor T Ranch (the Tomasi Family) from Kemah, Texas. His dam is Sunrise 874, a daughter of Sunrise Sebastian. The new Bevo, along with his best steer buddy, Two Spot, spend their regular days relaxing in a very private and secluded rolling pasture at Sunrise Ranch.

The four young men who serve as Bevo XV’s handlers this year include Jack Eltife, Jake (Left) Betty Baker sneaks a quick hug and visit with Bevo XV during a break with training at Sunrise Ranch. Horowitz, Peter Thompson, and Otto Mar(Right) Clara Holson and her famous show partner offer some showmanship tips to the Silver Spurs handlers tinek and are at the forefront in helping to kick during the first game. off the next 100 Years of Bevo history. Each says their families are extremely proud and excited At this writing, the new Bevo XV is well over 1,100 for them and each considers his handler duties to be a labor of pounds in size, displays outstanding breed characterislove and an opportunity of a lifetime. Where Bevo XV goes, they tics and conformation – and the horns, tinted pink with will go also! Photo by Suzanne Perry, copyright (c) 2016.

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heavy new growth, now measure 43.5” tip-to-tip. Where the previous Bevo XIV was often compared to a defensive end in stature (he stood 6’ 3” from head to ground), the new Sunrise Spur is more compact and built like a running back. “Each Bevo has had his own unique personality and Bevo XV is no exception,” says Brennes. “He’s very gentle, smart, and curious. He is used to being around people and enjoys the attention.” Fans will certainly enjoy “watching Bevo change from year-to-year.” The seven-month secret had finally come to an end and those first few proud steps into Texas Memorial Stadium signaled the start of a new 100 years of Bevo history for the fans at the field and the many thousands watching by television. A youthfulness and vitality were seen in every photo and video captured of the steer that afternoon and the instantly-famous new Bevo XV walked onto the football field with his head held high and his own special brand of spirit displayed in each step. The symbol of Texas Longhorn pride was now back in his place and the tradition continues – and, of course, ol’ Swish (who still carries that extremely-fitting number “15” brand on his hip) will always continue to delight in being out in front of his people!

Ricky Brennes was first inspired to become a Bevo handler when he was just five years old and had the opportunity to meet some of the Silver Spurs at an Austin football game. They told him about their job caring for the big steer. While in college, Brennes was elected to be a handler for Bevo XIII in 2000 and has now gone on to become the Executive Director of this well-recognized spirit organization for the University of Texas. John T. and Betty Baker are now starting their 29th year as being breeders and owners of one of the Bevo mascots and are extremely excited to have had their young steer selected and named as the new Bevo XV. What a proud history! John T. is a former Navy pilot and a graduate of Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi. He is also a past-President of the TLBAA and has served as a former judge on the TLBAA show circuit. Betty is a Texas grad and has that “burnt-orange-andwhite” flowing in her veins; she is a former twirler with the University of Texas Longhorn Band and will always be the first in the pen each morning to feed and hug on her Bevo.

Suzanne Perry is a freelance graphic designer and a correspondent for the Texas Longhorn TRAILS who lives in Austin. She is a Texas Longhorn breeder also and with her husband, Allen Perry, owns Pearl Longhorn Ranch in central Texas. A special “Thank-you” is extended to Ricky Brennes and the Silver Spurs organization, The Daily Texan, and to John T. and Betty Baker for their help in supplying information and allowing access to Bevo XV for photo shoots for this story.

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President’s Message Dear TLBT Members, November is here! I love when the weather gets colder and the show season gets busier. I hope you all have been having successful show seasons, and I hope that I’ll be seeing you all at shows to come. It was good to see you all at the State Fair of Texas, and I’m glad that we got all caught up on the current things going on with the TLBT. I’d like to remind you of a few things: We need your photos from throughout the year! You can submit them to the board via any of these sources Instagram: @tlbt_corner Facebook: Texas Longhorn Breeders of Tomorrow Hashtag: #tlbt2017 Email: tlbtofficers@gmail.com I’ll also mention that a few months down the road, we’ll be having our second General Membership meeting at the Fort Worth Stock Show in January. While you have awhile to get your entries in, I hope to see you all attend. As always, continue making the most of these years. I hope you all realize the incredible gift we have been given of health, friendship, family, and Longhorn cattle. Until next time,

TLBT OFFICER SPOTLIGHT

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TLBT Office: Junior Director Age: 8 School: Boyd Elementary Number of Years in the TLBT: Less than 1 year Why did you join TLBT? So that I could show Longhorns. What is your favorite Longhorn show, and why? Rockdale Spring Show, because it was my first show. What is your favorite Longhorn color and/or pattern? Brindle is my favorite Longhorn color. Where did you earn your first award? What type of award? I earned my first award at Rockdale Spring show. It was 2nd place. What has been your biggest challenge showing Longhorns? The halter training of the calves. What is your favorite movie? Tarzan the Legend Do you enjoy showing Longhorns and why? Yes, because it is fun. What person has influenced you the most? My dad. If you were going to be turned into a mythical creature, what would you want to be? Unicorn, because they have a horn and are magical! What is your favorite season?Why? Winter because my birthday is during winter. What do you want to be when you grow up? Ninja!!! Because they save people from bad guys and do cool moves. What advice would you give a newcomer to TLBT? You have to work hard to get the job done.

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Affiliates send us your news! Let people know what’s going on in your area and encourage others to join in the fun.

STLA held a Board of Directors meeting on September 25, 2016 at Lonesome Pines Ranch, Smithville, TX. We covered a lot of territory with regard to all the upcoming events that are supported by STLA.   We have made great progress on the Edna Winterfest Show and Futurity to be held Christy Randolph December 9 - 11, 2017 at the Brackenridge Event Center in Edna, TX.  Judges President have been acquired and are as follows for the Winterfest Show:  Points only lpinesranch@aol.com on Friday evening, December 9, will be Keith DuBose, the Youth Show will be judged by Russell Hooks, and the Open Haltered/Non-Haltered will be judged by Justin Hansard.  With regard to the STLA Futurity, the judges will be Don Bordelon, Josie Becker, Stephen Head, Steve Azinger and Julie Pack.  We are looking forward to a robust show and futurity!  Entry forms are on www.stla.org and are easily downloadable. We have confirmed our judges for the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo: Keith DuBose will judge Youth and Gary Bowdoin will judge the Non-Haltered portion of the show. Judges for Rodeo Austin are: Doug Pierce for the Youth show and Randy Allgood will judge the Open and Free events. We WILL have trophy steer divisions this year. We are in our planning stages for the ever popular Rockdale show and more news will be forthcoming. Our scholarship committee is hard at work to plan out even more ways to offer scholarships to our participating youths.  Our membership is growing and part of that is due to the excitement of our TLBT youth participants.  Once again, we have a beautiful hand-sewn quilt that we will be raffling during the year.  It will be on display at the Winterfest show and on our subsequent events.  Don’t miss your opportunity to purchase tickets for a chance to win this beautiful quilt!  Proceeds are dedicated toward our scholarships.

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Cattle Baron’s Sale - Consignment commitments are just starting to come in for our February 24th & 25th Winchester Futurity and Cattle Baron’s Sale. Please put those dates on your calendar and plan to join us for a good time. The entry forms can be downloaded and printed at www.TLBGCA.com. The sale deadline is December 1st and the Futurity deadline will be February 1st. The sale and futurity location will again be at the Mid-Tex Livestock Rick Friedrich Facility located just east of Navasota, TX. The sale barn, restaurant and pens President are spacious and a very comfortable setting for our event. They give us rick@riverranchlonghorns plenty of room for sale, futurity and transit animals. The Friday night social will also be at George & Peggy Wilhite’s ranch home again. This event is always a good time. Please add it to your calendar of events not to missed.

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We had another successful Colorado State Fair, beginning Sunday with the Free show. It was followed by the Youth show, then the Haltered show. Jerry Mullins from Florida was the judge for the first show of the weekend. That evening we all enjoyed a barn party. It was a great ending to a beautiful Colorado day. Kenny Richardson On Monday, the second show was judged by Keith DuBose of Ben Wheeler, President krichardson21@aol.com TX. They were both great shows and we appreciate the job both judges did. The shows brought exhibitors from New Mexico, Wyoming, Nebraska and of course Colorado. We appreciate the participants for traveling so far and visiting us in Colorado. Our next event is the National Western Stock Show. It is scheduled for January 20th and 21st. Hope to see you there.

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ETLA is hosting the Kaufman Police Association Longhorn Show, our second World-Qualifying Show in 2016 of Haltered, Free, and James Wilkins Youth. New this year are 903-617-0675 james.wilkins40@yahoo.com classes for Mini-longhorns! Miniatures will show in haltered and non-haltered. We encourage all Miniature Longhorn Breeders to bring their Minis - there is always a lot of interest in the Miniatures at the show and it is a great way to promote the breed. Hope to see you all there! We had so much fun last year, especially the Youth judging of the Adult Showmanship and Obstacle Course! Scheduled for November 18 - 20, 2016, the Kaufman Police Association Longhorn Show will be held in Athens, Texas, at the Henderson County Complex, 3356 E. HWY 31, Athens, Texas. Please check out Facebook for a link to the show packet and deadlines. Contact Joel Norris at (972) 533-4945 or joel1983@embarqmail.com. Other ETLA News: Our Youth member, Shyanne McClendon of Marshall, TX, won a scholarship through the Adventure Program Pictured here are ETLA members Joe Hynes, Dave to attend a Veterinary Enrichment Camp at Texas A&M University Hightower, Lay Pastor of Heritage Trail Cowboy Church, in July 2016. This special summer program was for high school Joel Norris, and James Wilkins students who have an interest in the field of veterinary medicine. The three day program gave participants the opportunity to explore the possibilities of veterinary medicine as a career. Participants stay in university dormitories, attend special sessions, and discover the broad diversity of career opportunities available to graduates with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Life-time ETLA member, Ron Marquess, worldrenowned for the M Arrow Ranch Longhorn breeding program, gave a fascinating speech at the North-East Texas Cattlemen’s meeting in Edom, Texas on August, 25, 2016. Ron shared stories of when he and his wife, Barbara, purchased their first Longhorns and their quest to Here is Connie Ollive showing Scruffy on a lead rope, going through the show sticks while Jacob Weatherholtz, Haley improve the M Arrow herd through genetics, from A.I. and Calhoun, Kalli Winters, and Cody Garcia look on! embryo transplant, to cloning. Working with two genetics companies, the M Arrow Ranch succeeded in cloning 39 of their best Longhorns to preserve their most desired genetic traits. Ron and Barbara have hosted international researchers interested in their cloning program, studying food production methods to feed the world’s billion plus population in the future year 2050. Remarkably, M Arrow Ranch still has some of their beautiful Longhorn clones, 16 years later! Life-time ETLA members, Dr. Gene and Lana Hightower of G&L Cattle Company of Van, Texas, were recently excited and happy, and a little sad, to part with their beautiful Longhorn bull, G&L Painted Savage! This gentle, beautiful multi-colored bull was sold! Painted Savage has over 82” of horn TTT, and beautiful big body. His new home is at the Red McCombs Ranch! ETLA breeders Bruce and Connie Ollive of the Bar O Cattle Company, Big Sandy, TX, also sold their bull, the winner of the ETLA 2015 Mr. East Texas and TLBAA 2015 TLBT member, Cody Garcia of Prince Contest winner, Sarcee Washakie! The Ollive’s won a beautiful bronze trophy Hico, Texas and presentation for Washakie’s award! He has excellent conformation and will throw some beautiful of the flag riding McCoy at the 2015 Kaufman Show! offspring! The new owners are Terry and Dian Gorman of Big Sandy. Past ETLA President, James Wilkins, is now employed at Champion Genetics, Inc., in Canton, TX. James and his wife, Paula, have been raising and showing Longhorns for several years. He is excited to continue to learn and work with Longhorns, other breeds, and deer. Champion Genetics does custom collection services and storage for bulls, bucks, and synchronized fertilization and AI work with cows. James also helps to teach the AI and pregnancy determination classes held approximately every three months. You’ll see James if you bring your Longhorns to Champion!

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The weekend of August 27th marked a first time event for the Nebraska Texas Longhorn Association. The Affiliateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s President meeting was hosted by the Nebraska Texas Longhorn Association in Grand Island, NE. We were honored and thank Tina DuBose for making these arrangements. We welcomed Presidents from Nebraska, Colorado & Wyoming & as far President as Washington and Texas. It was a small but jovial gathering of Presidents Rodger Damrow 402-423-5441 and good face to face time with longhorn interests for discussion. We look forward to meeting again at other longhorn events. The weekend of August 27th was also the weekend of our 2 World Qualifying Shows. This was our second year we were allowed by our Nebraska State Fair board to hold 2 World Qualifying Shows-something you do not see at other State Fairs besides the Colorado Stat e Fair. We were honored to have Larry Barker, Johnstown, CO, Dr. Bill Able, Miami, OK, Stan Comer, Ardmore, OK and Dr. Scott Schaake, Manhattan, KS to judge our shows. Thank you to Delwin & Vicki Smeal for being our breed representatives. We thank everyone making this show possible including all the exhibitors which came from Nebraska, Iowa, Colorado and Wyoming. We welcome everyone back and new exhibitors, too, the same weekend next year. Our annual meeting will be held at the Firefighters Museum in Kearney on Saturday January 14, 2017. New members are always welcome. Our next sale date is scheduled for Saturday April 8, 2017 in Broken Bow, NE. Consignments are due February 25, 2017. More to come later.

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Our Annual Membership Meeting was held at the residence of Derek and Jessica Wadeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Bossier City, Louisiana. Our guest speaker was Carnie Burcham, Brand Commissioner Inspector with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF). He inform the membership about the recent flooding in the upper and lower Louisiana region and preparedness for future President flooding. His talk also included branding cattle and programs available to Tina DuBose livestock owners. A link to his office and the LDAF are available at our website. dubosetina@yahoo.com Our affiliate has hit the ground running with the first World Qualifying show behind us and our second one just around the corner. Hope you will join us November 12th and 13th, at the State Fair of Louisiana in Shreveport, Louisiana to watch our exhibitors. We have scheduled our annual Christmas Party and Ornament Exchange a little earlier this year. Our date will be November 19th and held at the residence of Keith & Tina DuBose in Ben Wheeler, Texas. For direction and further information visit our website. We hope you will plan on attending. On April 8, 2017, the Ark-La-Tex will be holding a Spring Futurity at the Nacogdoches Livestock Exchange, Loop 224, Nacogdoches, Texas. Contact person is Donnie Taylor at 936-414-1401 or visit our website more information and entry forms.

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November

SPRING Calving:

TLBAA Breed Advisory Committeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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

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FALL Calving:

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

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By Myra Basham

Youth Scholarships Worth More Than the Money

With rising costs for tuition and increased competition in every field of occupation, parents often start thinking about costs of higher education as soon as children are born. Even youth seem aware of the need to prepare for future education costs at a younger age today. The members of the Texas Longhorn Breeders of Tomorrow are fortunate to have many opportunities specifically within the Longhorn industry to earn scholarship money. Each of these resources are funded solely through donations of generous breeders or supporters.

The Scholarships TLBT Bright Futures Scholarship

The TLBT Bright Futures Scholarship Program awards scholarships of $1,500.00 each annually to outstanding members of the TLBT who are graduating from high school and pursuing further education. This scholarship is for active TLBT members and does require participating in at least one Longhorn show per year for three years. The application includes a 400 word essay on a topic supplied on the form as well as references and transcript. Student must enroll in college within one year of winning the scholarship. They have up to four years to use the scholarship funds. www.tlbaa.org/tlbt/scholarships

TLBAA Affiliates

Many TLBAA affiliates have scholarship programs available for their youth. Check with your local affiliate for available opportunities.

Mosser Scholarship

The Mosser Family Memorial Scholarship was established by Rex Mosser and memorializes his late son, Phillip, and wife, Vicki. Mosser was heavily involved in the Longhorn industry for years and is now no longer actively breeding Longhorn cattle. He does remain supportive of the industry and the youth and is dedicated to the Scholarship Fund. Youth may visit the website below to fill out an application including a short essay about life goals, transcripts and letters of recommendation. While there are questions about your involvement in the Longhorn industry, no specific association memberships or show participation is required to apply. www.texaslonghornheritagefoundation.org

Autobahn Youth Scholarship Tour

The Autobahn scholarship competition, the Diann Chase Longhorn Scholarship Expo, is held once yearly. Activities range from a traditional Longhorn show to art contest to ag mechanics and speeches. It is made possible by the generosity of the Mr. John Chase, owner of Autobahn Motorcar Group,and late wife Diann, “All young people should be able to receive a college education if they desire one.” www.autobahnyouthtour.com

Why Invest In Scholarships? Opportunities to invest in scholarships are presented to Longhorn breeders through the sale of donated lots and the ability to freely donate directly to the funds The best way to judge the effectiveness of any type of program is to see what “fruit” it produces. What better “fruit” than young people who are reinvesting into the Longhorn industry. Scholarship winners have become Ag Teachers, started FFA Show strings, veterinarians, Longhorn breeders…the list goes on. Sometimes, the benefit isn’t in a large money amount, but in the process. The impact of scholarships is best coming from the recipients themselves.

Scotty O’ Bryan Scotty O’ Bryan grew up with Longhorns. He started showing them in 1997 and continued until he graduated high school in 2007. He spent his last two years in the TLBT as a director. He now resides in Fort Worth, TX, with his wife Alessa and to daughters, Jordi and Stevi. “Scholarship money was really an asset for the period I spent in school,” said O’Bryan. “I had just moved from South Dakota to Tarleton State in Texas to pursue a marketing degree, so extra funds were few and far. The Autobahn scholarship money paid for my books while I was there.” O’Bryan began his work career at the TLBAA, first for Trails Magazine and then in special events. He currently is national marketing director for Senior Security Benefits, Inc., an insurance broker. The time and effort put into preparing properly for the show ring, not to just place, but to win scholarship money, set him up for successful habits in his career, far beyond just learning to fill out paperwork. “”Feeding, fitting and preparation for a show is a lot of work. And, you have to be good at it. Learning how to be good at something while practicing to win showmanship taught me how to value my time and be effective. In my approach to projects and potential agents now, I have to be discerning of who and what is worth my time - and then sink my energy into it. I think those life lessons have enhanced my life almost as much as the financial support earned.” He is once again active with Texas Longhorns, both as an owner and as a TLBAA affiliate president. He and former TLBT member, Ryan Culpepper, have worked the past three years on the North Texas Longhorn Breeder Association’s Holiday Extravaganza, a winter show that invest 75% of the proceeds into the affiliate’s scholarship program. To those wondering whether or not they should contribute to a scholarship program, O’Bryan is encouraging “It’s worth it! At the end of the day I’d like to think our money and talents went to something that will last longer than us. Scholarships more often than not have a huge impact on somebody’s life quality.”

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Youth Ryan Culpepper Culpepper has a long history in the Longhorn industry and show world. He was a TLBT member for 13 years, There were not as many scholarship opportunities available when he was showing. He did receive Autobahn scholarship money. After completing his education he served 2 years on the Mosser Scholarship review board. “Scholarship money allowed me to focus on school, only working during summers and school holidays. Autobahn money actually paid for my entire first year.” Now self-employed in the agriculture industry, Culpepper does consulting, marketing, photography and cattle hauling, all within the Longhorn world. The things necessary in applying for any scholarship – effective writing, attention to detail, looking professional – are going to be needed for other steps, explains Culpepper. “Applying for scholarships was a good building block to filling out college applications and job interviews.” He recommends youth go for any scholarship they can, even if they don’t think they’ll get it. “Every dollar counts and there’s lots of unclaimed money out there. Just apply and see what happens.” He went on to add that just applying can sometime open doors of opportunity for you. According to Culpepper, “Availability of scholarships to the TLBT youth is unmatched in any other livestock breed. In addition to the Mosser, Bright Futures and Autobahn, almost every affiliate has scholarship money available. There’s opportunity at all levels, showing or not.” What difference can a decision to contribute make, no matter the amount? “Anything to lessen the burden and help educate youth is definitely worthwhile. With tuition rising, any $100 here for a book or $1,000 towards a class or two sure helps students enter the workforce with less of a financial burden.”

Kathryn Juneau (Head) Being able to graduate debt free is a huge blessing and one that Kathryn Juneau (Head) is extremely grateful for. “The scholarship money I received was extremely valuable in helping pay for my education. I was in

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school for eight years. Veterinary school is very expensive; the average student graduates with $150,000 of debt. Due to the help of the Texas Longhorn industry and its generous breeders, I was able to graduate DEBT FREE. What a miracle and a blessing!” Juneau received scholarship money from Bright Futures, Texas Longhorn Breeders of the Gulf Coast Association (TLBGCA), South Texas Longhorn Association (STLA), the Mosser Family Scholarship and Autobahn. “I was a TLBT member for 10 years. I was an active exhibitor, breeder and TLBT member until I aged out of the youth in 2008, and then I continued to show my cattle in the Open division.” Juneau’s father pointed out to her when it came time to fill out all those scholarship applications, view it as a high paying job. “I know that it is no fun to write scholarship essays,” he said, “but the two (2) hours of work you put into writing that essay could be worth $1000 or more. That is like having a job that pays $500/hour. How many people can say they make that?” Since leaving the TLBT Juneau has earned two degrees, gotten married and is now practices as a large animal veterinarian at Durant Animal Hospital in Durant, OK. She is ready to give back to the programs that gave to her. “THANK YOU. A million times, thank you. But words aren’t enough for me any more. I want to make an impact on our youth – like past donors did for me. Now that I am able to, I will be donating money, time, services- anything I can – to help our TLBT. I want them to have the same opportunities I did. I urge others to get involved and donate as well. It will make a difference in a kid’s life – I know, because it made a difference in mine.”

Hannah Moon (Murphy) Hannah Moon (Murphy), a TLBT member for 10 years, was able to graduate debt-free from the school of her choice, Texas A&M. She reinvested herself as an Ag Teacher and started the Mansfield FFA Longhorn Show Team. She now runs a small business at home while raising her daughter. Teaching high school in Mansfield, TX, she was able to share her love for showing Texas Longhorns. “I’ve recruited over 30 kids to show Longhorn cattle in my teaching career! I share with them my experiences growing through the program- it’s unlike anything else out there. There is a true family environment that put the kids first, competition second, and teaches them so much more than how to exhibit an animal.” While the importance of money and life experience has been important to her, she mentions another important aspect of participating – the people. “Networking was one of the greatest assets of growing up in the Longhorn program – I met many people who I still consider family and regularly use as references. I gained many special mentors and people who helped guide me through life from childhood to a young adult.”

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How does giving benefit the donors? “Providing scholarships is so much more than giving money – it’s giving opportunity and experiences to kids. It’s an opportunity to mentor a child to a better life, and making a lifelong difference in a kid. “

Tarah Moore A recent recipient of the Bright Futures Scholarship and Autobahn Scholarship money is Tarah Moore. Moore participated in the TLBT for 12 years and encourages other youth to participate, saying “What is there to consider? These are some of the few scholarships that you actually have fun working towards!” Moore is grateful for the options provided by having scholarship money. “Because of these scholarships, I had the liberty to choose where I wanted to go based on what I wanted for my future, not based on costs.” She is currently attending Texas A&M majoring in Agricultural Communications and still attends every show she can make time. Was the application process beneficial? Moore answered, “I gained a lot of experience, especially experience with how to make myself marketable on a piece of paper, which will be extremely helpful when I start searching for a job.” Moore wants to let past and potential scholarship contributors know “by giving us scholarships, they’re not only helping pay for our college, but also encouraging us to be involved in agriculture and the Longhorn industry. No matter what field you decide to pursue, the lessons you learn will benefit you.”

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IN MEMORIAM

Richard Lawrence Yack June 14, 1941 - October 5, 2016

Retired Garvin county Texas Longhorn rancher, Richard Lawrence Yack, died at his ranch, South of Stratford, Oklahoma, Wednesday, October 5, 2016 after an extended illness at the age of 75 years, 3 months and 21 days. Born to the late Joseph and Hanna Elizabeth (Parry) Yack, June 14, 1941 at Neola, Utah, Richard grew up in Lander, Wyoming. He later lived in Greybull, Wyoming where he was a Bee keeper, producing “Yack Honey”. For most of his life Richard was involved in custom residential and commercial construction. An accomplished builder, he formed the “Wickiup Construction Co.” in Lakeside, Montana and built custom homes. Following that venture he moved to California where he worked for the Pennfield Development Company in residential and commercial construction. In California he met and was married to Ida Brewer December 18, 1991 at Big Bear Lake. They would have celebrated their Silver Wedding Anniversary this year From California they moved to Victor Montana, where Richard was the project manager for Hamilton Construction Co. It was in Victor that he first became interested in raising Texas Longhorn cattle. Richard continued in the construction business, joining the McNatt Construction Company in Okla-

homa City. He and Ida soon purchased their ranch property south of Stratford, built their home and moved there in 2001. After his retirement he raised Texas Longhorn cattle full time. Richard had been a member of Rotary International, the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks, and the Wyoming Bee Keepers Association. He was also a member of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America and the Indian Territory Texas Longhorn Association. Richard continued to breed, raise and sell registered Texas Longhorn cattle after his retirement from the construction business, until failing health forced him to disperse his herd. A wonderful husband and father, Richard is survived by his beloved wife, Ida of the home; a son, Vince Yack; daughters, Jessica Clark, Polly Lewis and her husband, David; grandchildren Jazmyn Clark, Amanda Schmitt, Andrew Lewis, Christopher Mai and Austin Lewis; four great grandchildren and two sisters, Al Reta Larson and Ruth Yack. In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Lana Jo Yack and a brother, Ralph Yack. Richard’s ashes will be interred in the Wyoming family cemetery at a later date. Cremation-With-Care was provided by Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home and Crematory. Richard’s memorial book may be signed and condolences sent the family on line at www.hdouglasfuneralhome.com.

Eugene Adam “Gene” Bartnicki March 7, 1933 - October 12, 2016

Eugene Adam “Gene” Bartnicki, 83, of Duncan, OK, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, at his home with family to care for and comfort him. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, at the Assumption Catholic Church, Duncan. Interment followed at Fort Sill National Cemetery, Elgin, OK. Services were under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home, Duncan. Gene was born March 7, 1933, in Brenham, TX, to Cecilia and Adam Bartnicki. He entered the United States Army in 1953 and served until honorably discharged in 1955. He attended Utah State University graduating with a degree in Biology and then was employed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. In the 1970s, he served as the biologist at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. Gene had a love of Texas Longhorn cattle and went into private ranch management at Spring Lakes 46 | November 2016

Ranch near West, TX. He was a lifetime member of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association and served on its board of directors. He particularly enjoyed helping others as they got started in the Texas Longhorn Industry. Gene loved the outdoors and regarded nature with intellectual curiosity about its science and appreciation for its majesty. Gene was a longtime member of Assumption Catholic Church in Duncan. He is survived by his children, Dan Bartnicki and David Bartnicki of Duncan, Dena Bartnicki of Dallas, TX; a grandson, Jory with wife Carey and great granddaughter Emery; granddaughter, Kayli; and brother, Dan Bartnicki of Salt Lake City, UT. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Cancer Centers of Southwest Oklahoma; c/o 2110 Duncan Regional Loop Rd.; Duncan, OK 73533 or Chisholm Trail Hospice; P.O. Box 2000; Duncan, OK 73534 of Duncan, OK. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.granthamfuneralhomes.com

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Herd Health

By Myra Basham

Be Prepared for Winter Weather With today’s unpredictable weather patterns, it pays to think ahead

Potential riskS associated with sudden weather changes are not limited to those areas with expected harsh winter weather. Windy, cold and wet conditions can create challenges in the winter months even in normally mild climates. No matter where you live, there are basic things you need to consider, and prepare for, to make sure your cattle are not adversely affected by winter conditions, especially when your area is hit by abnormal winter weather.

WIND BREAKS:

Shelter from the wind in any pasture is a must. This doesn’t mean you need a big barn to house your Longhorn in during colder weather. An open front loafing shed, a low area in the pasture or a stand of trees or even brush can provide adequate wind protection. If you have flat, open property and don’t want to construct a shed, then strategically placed fence segments made of solid material or closely spaced fence rails can break the wind enough to provide relief. It’s not only for the comfort of the cattle, but to cut down on the amount of feed they need to maintain comfortable body temperatures. Pair the wind with wetness and the risk increases, especially for newborn calves and older animals that have less ability to maintain their body heat. Addtional bedding areas away from wind and wetness when temperatures drop for prolonged periods may benefit those most at risk.

PLAN FOR MUD:

Mud can cause a number of issues to arise in colder weather. First, it helps keep animals wet. Wet and cold are the combination that defeats even a thick coat on cattle. Secondly when mud gets cold enough to freeze is is extremely hard to walk on and can lead to stress on feet and legs as well as an increased chance of falls, especially around areas churned up by water sources and if you feed in one spot repeatedly. Animals that need to be confined to a smaller area in winter can turn a small lot into mud quickly. The easiest way to prepare for mud is to think about the areas on your property that are most likely to have animals congregating and churning up the ground when it is wet. Your water source, if it is not portable, needs to have the area around it covered in a material to lessen mud and aid with traction such as gravel.

An area of bedding, such as straw, can aid with cow calf pairs and older animals that need to lie down more. Even if it is dry, if you are in a climate where winter is harsh, cow calf pairs may need a little extra bedding to maintain body temperature, especially if your pastures are short grass.

Bedding or other material may be needed around wind breaks or sheds as well as animals will tend to congregate to stay warm and drier.

FOOD AND WATER:

Frozen pipes. Power outages. Extreme weather. Lots of elements can interrupt business as usual. Do you have enough feed on hand to get through the worst scenario your area could experience? In recent years even states such as Florida and Georgia have experienced unexpected winter temps and precipitation. If your area has a sudden spell of temperatures below freezing are your pipes likely to freeze? Are you in an area that a unusual ice storm could leave you without power for several days? Those familiar with severe winter weather may already be prepared, but those in milder climates sometimes forget that it can hit them as well, even if not as often. If you normally rely on pasture for your food source, make sure you have another forage such as hay on hand

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Herd Health in case things change rapidly. An unexpected layer of ice and/or snow can hinder grazing and require additional energy intake for warmth, even if the animals can graze through it. Remember, a layer of ice or snow may keep you from an emergency run to the feed store. In areas not normally hit by winter weather, travel can be more hazardous, maybe even impossible. If the roads are clear, a run on the local feed store by panicked patrons could leave you without the forage or feed you need. If your pipes tend to freeze easily and your water source relies on exposed or shallow pipes, or electricity for a well, you could keep a portable water storage tank in a protected area such as a garage or barn with a heat source to get through a quick freeze. Exposed pipes can be wrapped for protection against freezing temperatures. Ponds and tanks may need ice broken on them. Ponds, especially, need to have an area the animals can drink through so they do not venture out on thin ice and break through.

EQUIPMENT:

Will your equipment be running if there is a sudden cold snap? How will you get feed and water to animals away from your home if the truck or tractor will not

start? The best way to ensure it will is to prepare it before any bad weather hits. Check the battery and replace if necessary. Long periods of cold are hard on battery life. If your battery is starting to weaken, replace it. Check antifreeze in all vehicles and equipment. Fill or replace as necessary. Make sure your exhaust system works properly. Being in a vehicle with windows up tight to stay warm can turn dangerous if carbon monoxide fumes are entering. Keep extra fuel on hand. Your tractor, your truck, car, a generator – while it seems a given to make sure you have fuel, go ahead and get it now. If weather is cold enough, long enough, you need to keep those tanks full to help prevent fuel from freezing. Severe cold may call for additives in diesel to prevent gelling. If you suspect vital equipment may need servicing, do it now. If anything can go wrong it will during the worst weather.

FACILITIES:

If you use shed or barns to house hay, feed or cattle check them now for any repairs or maintenance they may need. Keep some emergency fencing supplies on hand for damage done by wind or ice and snow. Is there an area prepared in case you need to bring a newborn or cow preparing to calf in from the pasture? Do you have area easy to get to regardless of weather to feed cattle or watch expectant cows? If you have your cattle turned out on large acreage can you get to your hay and get the hay to the cattle if conditions are extremely muddy, icy or snowy? You can’t always customize your property to handle any situation, but having some extra panels and feeders around can enable you to improvise as situations arise.

CALVING and first aid supplies:

If there’s any chance of calves hitting the ground in winter months, be prepared. Have a dry area prepared for cold stress situations for newborns. Keep heat lamps or other heat sources on hand. Have blankets or towels for drying off/warming the newborn if necessary. If it is exceptionally wet or cold, especially with wind in the equation, the first 24 hours are especially critical for newborns. If you do need to get a newborn to shelter, a sled with ropes to pull is good to have on hand. Calf boost or milk replacer in case there is a need. As much the Longhorn female is prized for mothering ability and hardiness, sometimes things just go wrong. Being prepared for bad things to happen makes the stress level of the situation easier to deal with. Other medical items to keep on hand include plastic gloves, halter, lasso, bolus gun, scour pills, syringe, and first aid supplies such as basic medications and bandages. You should also check to be certain that your household first aid supplies are well stocked. As weather worsens, opportunities for accidents rise.

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Think about yourself:

Your own warmth and safety must be addressed in case of bad weather or cold temperatures as well. If a trip to the pasture suddenly turns into a crisis management situation, make sure your are dressed to be in the cold, wet or wind for a prolonged time. Coverall, gloves, hats, rubber boots, long johns, wool socks – all these are common stock in homes were winter weather is harsh, but what if you live in Texas and have an unseasonably cold week or two with falling weather? Try feeding cows in ice, snow or mud in tennis shoes and your cold, wet feet and hands will serve as a reminder that you, too, should keep some cold weather gear on hand. Keep a bag of de-icing salt on hand for sidewalk and walkways. While snow can be hazardous, traction can be an even bigger issue when things are covered with a layer of ice from freezing rain. If you are living in a cold weather area known for bad winter weather and you are a new Longhorn owner, consult other breeders in the area or your local extension agent if you are unsure of how best to get ready for the impending winter.

If you relocate to a new region, ask those who live in the area what’s the worst winter conditions they’ve experienced living there. Even if it’s only happened once, best to be able to cope with it if it happens again.

DON’T ASSUME:

If you live in a milder climate region, don’t sit back and wait to address possible weather issues because you think even if it happens, it never hits before December of January. Weather patterns change and unexpected freezes, cold rains and severe wind can come when you least expect it, whether it’s early in the fall or late in the spring. Longhorns are undeniably adaptable, hardy animals that fit into any type of climate. Situations may arise, however, that are difficult and weather conditions can escalate difficult situtions to dangerous ones fairly quickly. No matter how hardy your animals, being prepared to handle weather-related issues or just overcome the weather to handle normal care is the best way to approach the winter season.

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Field of Pearls 2000 – 2016 It is with much sadness in our hearts that we announce the passing of a truly special longhorn female. Field of Pearls was born on March 23rd, 2000 and passed away peacefully in her sleep on September 13th, 2016. She was bred by Joel Dickenson of Dickenson Cattle Company, Barnesville, OH. On March 26, 2016 she measured in at 72 3/8” TTT with a beautiful Texas twist. Field of Pearls was shown to be ITLA Champion Yearling Female and later won ITLA All Age Grand Champion Non Halter Female in 2006. In this period of time very few cows beat her on horn, but her very straight back, trim neck, correct udder and good body size made her a serious competitor at all show levels. Her top weight of record at DCC was 1245 lbs on 5-23-12. More importantly than her individual accomplishments was the amazing production career Field of Pearls had. She has produced three sons over 80” TTT. They are Over Kill, Tempter, and Tuff Stuff. She has numerous other offspring that are turning heads in

the industry today such as her grandson Reckon So. Her first calf at DCC was an AI conceived black and white bull named Over Kill. His black horn was slow growing, but he finally pushed over 80” T2T. Her AI son Tempter has now gone over 86” T2T and is a major horn sire. She produced natural and embryo calves and was one of the most fertile cows of all times. In the fall of 2012 Todd McKnight of CedarView Ranch and Alex Dees of CR Longhorns formed a partnership to bring Field of Pearls to the Midwest were she continued her career as an embryo donor as well as conceiving naturally. A Longhorn female that is the caliber of Field of Pearls does not leave her mark on a program or with an award or two, but with the impact she has left on the entire longhorn industry. She will be missed, but never forgotten. Her story is far from over as she will live on through her offspring and the impact they will continue to make for generations to come.

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SHOW RESULTS RAY BOHY LONGHORN SHOW #1 .,,

Aug 27, 2016

OPEN HALTERED FEMALE DIVISION CLASS 4: 1. ANDERS PRAIRIE ROSE, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE 2. SALTILLO GG'S GIRL 606, Damrow Longhorns, ROCA, NE Haltered Female Junior Champion: ANDERS PRAIRIE ROSE, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE Haltered Female Junior Champion Reserve: SALTILLO GG'S GIRL 606, Damrow Longhorns, ROCA, NE CLASS 8: 1. ANDERS TY'S ACROBAT, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE 2. CS PEANUT BRITTLE, Conner Scheer, ARLINGTON, NE CLASS 9: 1. CS CRAZY BANGS, Conner Scheer, ARLINGTON, NE CLASS 10: 1. FCL VOODO CHILE, Fossil Creek Longhorns, GREELEY, CO 2. FCL BLACK EYED GYPSY, Fossil Creek Longhorns, GREELEY, CO CLASS 11: 1. CS RED SITTIN LADY, Conner Scheer, ARLINGTON, NE 2. SALTILLO COWGAL UP 44, Damrow Longhorns, ROCA, NE Haltered Female Senior Champion: CS RED SITTIN LADY, Conner Scheer, ARLINGTON, NE Haltered Female Senior Champion Reserve: CS CRAZY BANGS, Conner Scheer, ARLINGTON, NE Haltered Female Grand Champion: ANDERS PRAIRIE ROSE, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE Haltered Female Grand Champion Reserve: CS RED SITTIN LADY, Conner Scheer, ARLINGTON, NE CLASS 16: 1. JAMMIN DANCER, Fossil Creek Longhorns, GREELEY, CO 2. SALTILLO COWGAL IV 031, Damrow Longhorns, ROCA, NE CLASS 17: 1. FCL KEROSENE, Fossil Creek Longhorns, GREELEY, CO 2. ANDERS MW MAPLE WISH, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE Haltered Mature Female Champion: JAMMIN DANCER, Fossil Creek Longhorns, GREELEY, CO Haltered Mature Female Champion Reserve: FCL KEROSENE, Fossil Creek Longhorns, GREELEY, CO

OPEN HALTERED BULL DIVISION CLASS 23: 1. SALTILLO SUPER SMOOTH 62, Damrow Longhorns, ROCA, NE 2. SALTILLO AGIE UP 67, Damrow Longhorns, ROCA, NE CLASS 24: 1. ANDERS SILVER DOLLAR, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE Haltered Bull Junior Champion: ANDERS SILVER DOLLAR, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE Haltered Bull Junior Champion Reserve: SALTILLO SUPER SMOOTH 62, Damrow Longhorns, ROCA, NE CLASS 27: 1. CS CAPTAIN CROWBAR, Conner Scheer, ARLINGTON, NE NE CLASS 28: 1. ANDERS 6-GUN REVOLVER, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE 2. CS FROSTY GUNSLINGER, Conner Scheer, ARLINGTON, NE CLASS 29: 1. ANDERS RODEO TITAN, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE 2. SALTILLO BLAZE 510, Damrow Longhorns, ROCA, NE Haltered Bull Senior Champion: ANDERS RODEO TITAN, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE Haltered Bull Senior Champion Reserve: CS CAPTAIN CROWBAR, Conner Scheer, ARLINGTON, Haltered Bull Grand Champion: ANDERS RODEO TITAN, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE Haltered Bull Grand Champion Reserve: ANDERS SILVER DOLLAR, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE

FREE FEMALE DIVISION CLASS 4: 1. CHOCOLATE RAIN, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY 2. MISSANDERSCINNAMONDLYTE, William Mc Cutchan, NELSON, NE Free Female Junior Champion: CHOCOLATE RAIN, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Free Female Junior Champion Reserve: MISSANDERSCINNAMONDLYTE, William Mc Cutchan, NELSON, NE CLASS 9: 1. MCR SMOKY FREIDA, L.D. and Debbie McIntyre, WOLBACH, NE 2. DV RORSCHACH, Del Vic Farms, SCRIBNER, NE CLASS 10: 1. DV SAWYER, Del Vic Farms, SCRIBNER, NE 2. DV TIGER LILY, Del Vic Farms, SCRIBNER, NE CLASS 11: 1. DIAMOND DOLLAR, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY 2. DV AWESOME, Del Vic Farms, SCRIBNER, NE Free Female Senior Champion: DIAMOND DOLLAR, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Free Female Senior Champion Reserve: DV SAWYER, Del Vic Farms, SCRIBNER, NE Free Female Grand Champion: DIAMOND DOLLAR, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Free Female Grand Champion Reserve: DV SAWYER, Del Vic Farms, SCRIBNER, NE CLASS 16: 1. DK DANDY WARPAINT, Darwyn & Renee Klarenbeek, ROCK RAPIDS, IA 2. DK GLEAMIZM SHADOW, Darwyn & Renee Klarenbeek, ROCK RAPIDS, IA CLASS 17: 1. REDBIRD REGAL, Brian Nelson, ORD, NE 2. HORSESHOES LEGEND GAL, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE CLASS 19: 1. DV RAZ BY TAZ, Del Vic Farms, SCRIBNER, NE 2. SALTILLO CG 305, Damrow Longhorns, ROCA, NE Free Mature Female Champion: DV RAZ BY TAZ, Del Vic Farms, SCRIBNER, NE Free Mature Female Champion Reserve: SALTILLO CG 305, Damrow Longhorns, ROCA, NE

YOUTH FEMALE DIVISION CLASS 4: 1. ANDERS PRINCESS, Rope Anders, CRAWFORD, NE 2. ANDERS PRAIRIE ROSE, Dalli Anders, CRAWFORD, NE Youth Female Junior Champion: ANDERS PRINCESS, Rope Anders, CRAWFORD, NE

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Youth Female Junior Champion Reserve: ANDERS PRAIRIE ROSE, Dalli Anders, CRAWFORD, NE CLASS 8: 1. CS PEANUT BRITTLE, Conner Scheer, ARLINGTON, NE 2. ANDERS TY'S ACROBAT, Ty Anders, CRAWFORD, NE CLASS 9: 1. CS CRAZY BANGS, Conner Scheer, ARLINGTON, NE CLASS 10: 1. SALTILLO MIZTY 58, Caden Wieczorek, HICKMAN, NE 2. ANDERS CASSONOVA CONFETT, Dalli Anders, CRAWFORD, NE CLASS 11: 1. SALTILLO COWGAL UP 44, Dylaney Rose Georges, ROCA, NE 2. CS RED SITTIN LADY, Conner Scheer, ARLINGTON, NE Youth Female Senior Champion: CS CRAZY BANGS, Conner Scheer, ARLINGTON, NE Youth Female Senior Champion Reserve: SALTILLO COWGAL UP 44, Dylaney Rose Georges, ROCA, NE Youth Female Grand Champion: CS CRAZY BANGS, Conner Scheer, ARLINGTON, NE Youth Female Grand Champion Reserve: SALTILLO COWGAL UP 44, Dylaney Rose Georges, ROCA, NE

YOUTH BULL DIVISION CLASS 19: 1. SALTILLO AGIE UP 67, Ella Wieczorek, HICKMAN, NE 2. SALTILLO SUPER SMOOTH 62, Caden Wieczorek, HICKMAN, NE CLASS 20: 1. ANDERS SILVER DOLLAR, Rope Anders, CRAWFORD, NE CLASS 21: 1. CS CAPTAIN CROWBAR, Conner Scheer, ARLINGTON, NE Youth Bull Grand Champion: SALTILLO AGIE UP 67, Ella Wieczorek, HICKMAN, NE Youth Bull Grand Champion Reserve: SALTILLO SUPER SMOOTH 62, Caden Wieczorek, HICKMAN, NE

TROPHY STEER DIVISION CLASS 1: 1. DV JET STREAM, Del Vic Farms, SCRIBNER, NE 2. MR SALT CINNAMON SUGAR, William Mc Cutchan, NELSON, NE CLASS 2: 1. DK SMOKIN' JOE, Darwyn & Renee Klarenbeek, ROCK RAPIDS, IA Steer Junior Champion: DK SMOKIN' JOE, Darwyn & Renee Klarenbeek, ROCK RAPIDS, IA Steer Junior Champion Reserve: DV JET STREAM, Del Vic Farms, SCRIBNER, NE CLASS 5: 1. BN JIM REEVES, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY 2. BM BLACK LICORICE, Betty Mc Cutchan, NELSON, NE CLASS 6: 1. DV HANZ, Del Vic Farms, SCRIBNER, NE 2. PISTOL SHOOTER, Joseph W. Mc Cutchan, Nelson, NE Steer Senior Champion: BN JIM REEVES, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Steer Senior Champion Reserve: DV HANZ, Del Vic Farms, SCRIBNER, NE Steer Grand Champion: BN JIM REEVES, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Steer Grand Champion Reserve: DV HANZ, Del Vic Farms, SCRIBNER, NE

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OPEN HALTERED FEMALE DIVISION CLASS 4: 1. ANDERS PRAIRIE ROSE, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE 2. SALTILLO GG'S GIRL 606, Damrow Longhorns, ROCA, NE Haltered Female Junior Champion: ANDERS PRAIRIE ROSE, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE Haltered Female Junior Champion Reserve: SALTILLO GG'S GIRL 606, Damrow Longhorns, ROCA, NE CLASS 8: 1. CS PEANUT BRITTLE, Conner Scheer, ARLINGTON, NE 2. ANDERS TY'S ACROBAT, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE CLASS 9: 1. CS CRAZY BANGS, Conner Scheer, ARLINGTON, NE CLASS 10: 1. FCL VOODO CHILE, Fossil Creek Longhorns, GREELEY, CO 2. FCL BLACK EYED GYPSY, Fossil Creek Longhorns, GREELEY, CO CLASS 11: 1. SALTILLO COWGAL UP 44, Damrow Longhorns, ROCA, NE 2. CS RED SITTIN LADY, Conner Scheer, ARLINGTON, NE Haltered Female Senior Champion: CS CRAZY BANGS, Conner Scheer, ARLINGTON, NE Haltered Female Senior Champion Reserve: FCL VOODO CHILE, Fossil Creek Longhorns, GREELEY, CO Haltered Female Grand Champion: CS CRAZY BANGS, Conner Scheer, ARLINGTON, NE Haltered Female Grand Champion Reserve: FCL VOODO CHILE, Fossil Creek Longhorns, GREELEY, CO CLASS 16: 1. JAMMIN DANCER, Fossil Creek Longhorns, GREELEY, CO 2. SALTILLO COWGAL IV 031, Damrow Longhorns, ROCA, NE CLASS 17: 1. FCL KEROSENE, Fossil Creek Longhorns, GREELEY, CO 2. ANDERS MW MAPLE WISH, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE Haltered Mature Female Champion: FCL KEROSENE, Fossil Creek Longhorns, GREELEY, CO Haltered Mature Female Champion Reserve: JAMMIN DANCER, Fossil Creek Longhorns, GREELEY, CO

OPEN HALTERED BULL DIVISION CLASS 23: 1. SALTILLO AGIE UP 67, Damrow Longhorns, ROCA, NE 2. SALTILLO SUPER SMOOTH 62, Damrow Longhorns, ROCA, NE Haltered Bull Junior Champion: SALTILLO AGIE UP 67, Damrow Longhorns, ROCA, NE Haltered Bull Junior Champion Reserve: SALTILLO SUPER SMOOTH 62, Damrow Longhorns, ROCA, NE

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CLASS 24: 1. ANDERS SILVER DOLLAR, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE CLASS 27: 1. CS CAPTAIN CROWBAR, Conner Scheer, ARLINGTON, NE CLASS 28: 1. ANDERS 6-GUN REVOLVER, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE 2. CS FROSTY GUNSLINGER, Conner Scheer, ARLINGTON, NE CLASS 29: 1. ANDERS RODEO TITAN, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE 2. SALTILLO BLAZTER 511, Damrow Longhorns, ROCA, NE Haltered Bull Senior Champion: ANDERS RODEO TITAN, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE Haltered Bull Senior Champion Reserve: SALTILLO BLAZTER 511, Damrow Longhorns, ROCA, NE Haltered Bull Grand Champion: ANDERS RODEO TITAN, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE Haltered Bull Grand Champion Reserve: SALTILLO AGIE UP 67, Damrow Longhorns, ROCA, NE

FREE FEMALE DIVISION CLASS 4: 1. CHOCOLATE RAIN, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY 2. DV DESERT FLOWER, Del Vic Farms, SCRIBNER, NE Free Female Junior Champion: CHOCOLATE RAIN, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY CLASS 9: 1. DV RORSCHACH, Del Vic Farms, SCRIBNER, NE 2. MCR SMOKY FREIDA, L.D. and Debbie McIntyre, WOLBACH, NE CLASS 10: 1. DV TIGER LILY, Del Vic Farms, SCRIBNER, NE 2. DV RAZZLE DAZZLE, Del Vic Farms, SCRIBNER, NE CLASS 11: 1. DIAMOND DOLLAR, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY 2. DV AWESOME, Del Vic Farms, SCRIBNER, NE Free Female Senior Champion: DIAMOND DOLLAR, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Free Female Senior Champion Reserve: DV AWESOME, Del Vic Farms, SCRIBNER, NE Free Female Grand Champion Reserve: DV AWESOME, Del Vic Farms, SCRIBNER, NE Free Female Grand Champion: DIAMOND DOLLAR, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY CLASS 16: 1. DK GLEAMIZM SHADOW, Darwyn & Renee Klarenbeek, ROCK RAPIDS, IA 2. DV BURGUNDY RED, Del Vic Farms, SCRIBNER, NE CLASS 17: 1. HORSESHOES LEGEND GAL, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE 2. MCR BRENDA, L.D. and Debbie McIntyre, WOLBACH, NE CLASS 19: 1. SALTILLO CG 305, Damrow Longhorns, ROCA, NE 2. PETE 5/2, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE Free Mature Female Champion: SALTILLO CG 305, Damrow Longhorns, ROCA, NE Free Mature Female Champion Reserve: PETE 5/2, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE

YOUTH FEMALE DIVISION CLASS 4: 1. WYO SILVER, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY 2. SALTILLO GG'S GIRL 606, Caden Wieczorek, HICKMAN, NE Youth Female Junior Champion: WYO SILVER, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Youth Female Junior Champion Reserve: SALTILLO GG'S GIRL 606, Caden Wieczorek, HICKMAN, NE CLASS 8: 1. CS PEANUT BRITTLE, Conner Scheer, ARLINGTON, NE 2. ANDERS TY'S ACROBAT, Ty Anders, CRAWFORD, NE CLASS 9: 1. CS CRAZY BANGS, Conner Scheer, ARLINGTON, NE CLASS 10: 1. SALTILLO MIZTY 58, Caden Wieczorek, HICKMAN, NE 2. STEEL MAGNOLIA 52, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY CLASS 11: 1. SALTILLO COWGAL UP 44, Dylaney Rose Georges, ROCA, NE 2. CS RED SITTIN LADY, Conner Scheer, ARLINGTON, NE Youth Female Senior Champion: SALTILLO COWGAL UP 44, Dylaney Rose Georges, ROCA, NE Youth Female Senior Champion Reserve: SALTILLO MIZTY 58, Caden Wieczorek, HICKMAN, NE Youth Female Grand Champion Reserve: SALTILLO MIZTY 58, Caden Wieczorek, HICKMAN, NE Youth Female Grand Champion: SALTILLO COWGAL UP 44, Dylaney Rose Georges, ROCA, NE

YOUTH BULL DIVISION CLASS 19: 1. SALTILLO AGIE UP 67, Ella Wieczorek, HICKMAN, NE 2. SALTILLO SUPER DUTY 63, Dylaney Rose Georges, ROCA, NE CLASS 20: 1. ANDERS SILVER DOLLAR, Rope Anders, CRAWFORD, NE CLASS 21: 1. CS CAPTAIN CROWBAR, Conner Scheer, ARLINGTON, NE Youth Bull Grand Champion: SALTILLO AGIE UP 67, Ella Wieczorek, HICKMAN, NE Youth Bull Grand Champion Reserve: ANDERS SILVER DOLLAR, Rope Anders, CRAWFORD, NE

NRLA SANDERS COUNTY LONGHORN SHOW Sep 03, 2016

OPEN HALTERED FEMALE DIVISION CLASS 4: 1. K-T STRAWBERRY CREAM, Rocking K Bar T Ranch, EVANS, WA Haltered Female Junior Champion: K-T STRAWBERRY CREAM, Rocking K Bar T Ranch, EVANS, WA CLASS 11: 1. K-T VANILLA ICE, Rocking K Bar T Ranch, EVANS, WA Haltered Female Senior Champion: K-T VANILLA ICE, Rocking K Bar T Ranch, EVANS, WA Haltered Female Grand Champion: K-T VANILLA ICE, Rocking K Bar T Ranch, EVANS, WA Haltered Female Grand Champion Reserve: K-T STRAWBERRY CREAM, Rocking K Bar T Ranch, EVANS, WA CLASS 16: 1. K-T AUTUMN, Rocking K Bar T Ranch, EVANS, WA CLASS 17: 1. BLACK PEARL 82, Rocking K Bar T Ranch, EVANS, WA

Haltered Mature Female Champion: BLACK PEARL 82, Rocking K Bar T Ranch, EVANS, WA Haltered Mature Female Champion Reserve: K-T AUTUMN, Rocking K Bar T Ranch, EVANS, WA

OPEN HALTERED BULL DIVISION CLASS 22: 1. K-T TRAIL DUST, Rocking K Bar T Ranch, EVANS, WA CLASS 23: 1. K-T CAPTAIN HOOK, Rocking K Bar T Ranch, EVANS, WA Haltered Bull Junior Champion: K-T TRAIL DUST, Rocking K Bar T Ranch, EVANS, WA Haltered Bull Junior Champion Reserve: K-T CAPTAIN HOOK, Rocking K Bar T Ranch, EVANS, WA Haltered Bull Grand Champion: K-T TRAIL DUST, Rocking K Bar T Ranch, EVANS, WA Haltered Bull Grand Champion Reserve: K-T CAPTAIN HOOK, Rocking K Bar T Ranch, EVANS, WA

FREE FEMALE DIVISION CLASS 4: 1. CINNAMON FROST, Two Heart Bar Ranch, PLAINS, MT Free Female Junior Champion: CINNAMON FROST, Two Heart Bar Ranch, PLAINS, MT CLASS 9: 1. K-T SKITTLES, Rocking K Bar T Ranch, EVANS, WA CLASS 10: 1. K-T MAHOGANY, Rocking K Bar T Ranch, EVANS, WA CLASS 11: 1. THB TEXA'S MERLOT, Two Heart Bar Ranch, PLAINS, MT Free Female Senior Champion: THB TEXA'S MERLOT, Two Heart Bar Ranch, PLAINS, MT Free Female Senior Champion Reserve: K-T SKITTLES, Rocking K Bar T Ranch, EVANS, WA Free Female Grand Champion: THB TEXA'S MERLOT, Two Heart Bar Ranch, PLAINS, MT Free Female Grand Champion Reserve: K-T SKITTLES, Rocking K Bar T Ranch, EVANS, WA CLASS 16: 1. K - T RACHEL, Rocking K Bar T Ranch, EVANS, WA CLASS 18: 1. COWGIRL WALK IN THE FIELD, Two Heart Bar Ranch, PLAINS, MT 2. THB NIGHTFALL, Two Heart Bar Ranch, PLAINS, MT CLASS 19: 1. SOUTHERN CHABLIS, Two Heart Bar Ranch, PLAINS, MT Free Mature Female Champion: COWGIRL WALK IN THE FIELD, Two Heart Bar Ranch, PLAINS, MT Free Mature Female Champion Reserve: SOUTHERN CHABLIS, Two Heart Bar Ranch, PLAINS, MT

YOUTH FEMALE DIVISION CLASS 4: 1. K-T STRAWBERRY CREAM, Chance Kearney, EVANS, WA Youth Female Junior Champion: K-T STRAWBERRY CREAM, Chance Kearney, EVANS, WA CLASS 10: 1. K-T MAHOGANY, Chance Kearney, EVANS, WA Youth Female Senior Champion Reserve: K-T MAHOGANY, Chance Kearney, EVANS, WA CLASS 11: 1. K-T VANILLA ICE, Chance Kearney, EVANS, WA Youth Female Senior Champion: K-T VANILLA ICE, Chance Kearney, EVANS, WA Youth Female Grand Champion: K-T VANILLA ICE, Chance Kearney, EVANS, WA Youth Female Grand Champion Reserve: K-T STRAWBERRY CREAM, Chance Kearney, EVANS, WA

YOUTH BULL DIVISION CLASS 18: 1. K-T TRAIL DUST, Chance Kearney, EVANS, WA CLASS 19: 1. K-T CAPTAIN HOOK, Chance Kearney, EVANS, WA Youth Bull Grand Champion: K-T TRAIL DUST, Chance Kearney, EVANS, WA Youth Bull Grand Champion Reserve: K-T CAPTAIN HOOK, Chance Kearney, EVANS, WA

YOUTH STEER DIVISION CLASS 27: 1. K-T IRON MAN, Chance Kearney, EVANS, WA Youth Steer Junior Champion: K-T IRON MAN, Chance Kearney, EVANS, WA Youth Steer Grand Champion: K-T IRON MAN, Chance Kearney, EVANS, WA

TROPHY STEER DIVISION CLASS 5: 1. THB GUNS A BLAZON, Two Heart Bar Ranch, PLAINS, MT Steer Senior Champion: THB GUNS A BLAZON, Two Heart Bar Ranch, PLAINS, MT Steer Grand Champion: THB GUNS A BLAZON, Two Heart Bar Ranch, PLAINS, MT

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SHOW RESULTS TEEN (13-15) 1265 Ryan Johnson BIG HORN, WY 1175 Rope Anders CRAWFORD, NE 975 Caden Wieczorek HICKMAN, NE 215 Emily Picker DUNDEE, OR 50 John Morgan Russell HICO, TX 50 Jenna Haney WINNSBORO, TX 50 Clara Holson GRANBURY, TX

TLBT POINT STANDINGS At time of publication JUNIOR (7-9) 1275 Ty Anders CRAWFORD, NE 1125 Dylaney Rose Georges ROCA, NE 190 Braeden Cushing HINES, OR 50 Madilyn Moreland DECATUR, TX 50 Justin Sabio, Jr. BOYD, TX

SENIOR (16-18) 500 Conner Scheer ARLINGTON, NE 200 Cody Garcia HICO, TX 50 Shelby A. Rooker POOLVILLE, TX 50 Matthew Wallace SUNSET, TX 50 Joseph Wyatt Russell HICO, TX 50 J.F. (Josh) Vinson HICO, TX 50 Cason Rangel ALVORD, TX

INTERMEDIATE (10-12) 1500 Dalli Anders CRAWFORD, NE 830 Chance Kearney EVANS, WA 825 Ella Wieczorek HICKMAN, NE 50 Jacob Daniel Lowrie RHOME, TX 50 Jackson Grace SUNSET, TX 50 Ashlyn Holson ALBANY, TX

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** Age group determined by age as of January 1, 2017

ANIMAL POINT STANDINGS HALTERED FEMALES 159 SALTILLO COWGAL UP 44 Damrow Longhorns • ROCA, NE Art Anders • CRAWFORD, NE Toby Johnson • BIG HORN, WY

92 CS CRAZY BANGS Conner Scheer • ARLINGTON, NE

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K-T VANILLA ICE Rocking K Bar T Ranch • EVANS, WA

65 CS RED SITTIN LADY Conner Scheer • ARLINGTON, NE

62 FCL VOODO CHILE Fossil Creek Longhorns • GREELEY, CO

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K-T STRAWBERRY CREAM Rocking K Bar T Ranch • EVANS, WA

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DESERT DIAMOND Toby Johnson • BIG HORN, WY

36 SALTILLO GG'S GIRL 606 Damrow Longhorns • ROCA, NE

At time of publication

36 K-T AUTUMN

78

Rocking K Bar T Ranch • EVANS, WA

5

SALTILLO GUNNAS GAL 2

HALTERED BULLS 241 ANDERS RODEO TITAN

76

60 DV SAWYER Del Vic Farms • SCRIBNER, NE

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SALTILLO AGIE UP 67 Damrow Longhorns • ROCA, NE

76

K-T TRAIL DUST

46 DV DESERT FLOWER Del Vic Farms • SCRIBNER, NE

FREE MATURE FEMALES 158 SALTILLO CG 305

Rocking K Bar T Ranch • EVANS, WA

64 ANDERS SILVER DOLLAR

Damrow Longhorns • ROCA, NE

106 DV RAZ BY TAZ

Art Anders • CRAWFORD, NE

58 SALTILLO SUPER SMOOTH 62

Del Vic Farms • SCRIBNER, NE

68 DECKERIFIC

Damrow Longhorns • ROCA, NE

51

K-T CAPTAIN HOOK

Toby Johnson • BIG HORN, WY

52

Rocking K Bar T Ranch • EVANS, WA

HALTERED MATURE FEMALES 104 ANDERS MW MAPLE WISH Art Anders • CRAWFORD, NE

91

JAMMIN DANCER Fossil Creek Longhorns • GREELEY, CO

89 FCL KEROSENE Fossil Creek Longhorns • GREELEY, CO

51

BLACK PEARL 82 Rocking K Bar T Ranch • EVANS, WA

43 SALTILLO COWGAL IV 031 Damrow Longhorns • ROCA, NE

40 AUNT JEMIMA 012 Ryan Johnson • BIG HORN, WY

43 SALTILLO BLAZTER 511 CS CAPTAIN CROWBAR

106 DV AWESOME

51

Ryan Johnson • BIG HORN, WY

93 DV TIGER LILY

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7-11 DEMANDS LEGACY Mark & Renee Scott • HINES, OR

39 K - T RACHEL Rocking K Bar T Ranch • EVANS, WA

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PAINTED ROSE EASTER Bruce Rose • GORDON, NE

36 DK GLEAMIZM SHADOW

Del Vic Farms • SCRIBNER, NE

99 CHOCOLATE RAIN

PETE 5/2 Art Anders • CRAWFORD, NE

Toby Johnson • BIG HORN, WY

Del Vic Farms • SCRIBNER, NE

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Conner Scheer • ARLINGTON, NE

FREE FEMALES 285 DIAMOND DOLLAR

COWGIRL WALK IN THE FIELD Two Heart Bar Ranch • PLAINS, MT

Damrow Longhorns • ROCA, NE

17

K-T SKITTLES Rocking K Bar T Ranch • EVANS, WA

Art Anders • CRAWFORD, NE

91

JT CLEAR SYMBOL Joel and Tamara Kuntz • BEND, OR

Toby Johnson • BIG HORN, WY

98 ANDERS LORD PETE

THB TEXA'S MERLOT Two Heart Bar Ranch • PLAINS, MT

Art Anders • CRAWFORD, NE

132 WYOMING STRONG

K-T VANILLA ICE Rocking K Bar T Ranch • EVANS, WA

Damrow Longhorns • ROCA, NE

142 ANDERS PRAIRIE ROSE 93 WYO SILVER

Carter T. Smith WILLOW PARK, TX

Darwyn & Renee Klarenbeek • ROCK RAPIDS, IA

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DK DANDY WARPAINT Darwyn & Renee Klarenbeek • ROCK RAPIDS, IA


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

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THE FLYING D RANCH!

• Thanks to the Good Lord for providing good pastures, water and an outstanding calf crop. • Thanks for the opportunity to create our new 2nd Flying D Ranch location in Gun Barrel City, TX. Give us a call or come on by for details. • Thanks to our Longhorn friends who helped us in so many ways this year. • Thanks to new and old breeders who chose our cattle for their herds. The Longhorn life just gets better!! Call or visit…we have outstanding bulls, cows, heifers and steers for sale at reasonable prices. Please call any of us to schedule a visit to each ranch. We love to talk Longhorns! Cattle always available at all times. Reasonable prices. For information or to schedule a tour at either of our ranch locations, please call: Dorie Damuth - Flying D Longhorn Ranch 40206 Community Rd. • Magnolia, TX 77354 281-356-8167 • fax: 281-356-2751 dorie27@sbcglobal.net • www.damuthflyingdranch.com Scott Damuth, Legal Counsel • Shery Damuth, Vineyard Consultant sdamuth@damuthlaw.com • Gun Barrel City, TX Law office: 903-887-0088 • Fax: 903-887-2925 Scott Cell: 214-546-3681 • Shery Cell: 940-393-0991

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

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ADVERTISING INDEX —A— AA Longhorns..............................................56 Almendra Longhorns..................................55 Anderson, Frank Jr. and III...........................9 Arch Acres.....................................................55 Astera Meadows..........................................57 —B— Bar H Ranch..................................................55 Beadle Land & Cattle............................. 9, 55 Bentwood Ranch...........................................5 Big Valley Longhorns..................................55 Billingsley Longhorns.................................56 Blue Ridge Sale............................................31 BT Farms.......................................................56 Buckhorn Cattle Co....................................56 Bull Creek Longhorns................................. 17 Butler Listings.................................................9 —C— Caballo Bravo Longhorns..........................55 Callicrate Banders.......................................41 Cedarview Ranch........................................55 Champion Genetics................................... 50 Circle Double C Ranch..............................56 —D— Dalgood Longhorns......................................9 DCCI Equipment......................................... 51 Diamond Q Longhorns..............................56 DK Longhorn Ranch...................................55 Double A Longhorns..................................56 Dubose Bar D Ranch....................................9 DuBose, Keith........................................ 19, 25 —E— El Coyote Ranch............................................ 1 Elah Valley Longhorns................................55 End of Trail Ranch................................ 35, 55 —F— Fairchild, Russell..........................................33 First Financial Bank.....................................45 Flying Diamond Ranch...............................55 FMB Land & Cattle, LLC......................50, 55 FMG CPA.......................................................44 —H— Head, Stephen.............................................25 Helm Cattle Co............................................56 Hickman Longhorns...................................56 Hill Country Sale...................... ..................IFC Himmelreich, Cody.....................................25 Hudson Longhorns...............FC, 2, 3, 15, 23 Hudson-Valentine Spring Sale..................23 Husky Branding Irons................................ 49 —J— J.T. Wehring Family Ranch........................56 Jack Mountain Ranch.............................9, 57 Jane’s Land & Cattle Co..............................9

Johnston Longhorns..................................56 Jordan Insurance Group........................... 50 —K— King, Terry & Tammy...................................55 Kittler Land & Cattle....................................55 —L— Lazy A Ranch................................................56 Lightning Longhorns..................................56 Little Ace Cattle Co.......................................9 LL Longhorns.................................................9 Lodge Creek Longhorns............................55 Lone Wolf Ranch.........................................56 Longhorn Sale Pen......................................42 Lucas Ranch.................................................55

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— M— Midwest Sale................................................35 McLeod Ranch...............................................9 Moriah Farms...............................................56 —N — Nordhausen, Sandra.................................. 48 Northbrook Cattle Company....................56 —P — P & C Cattle Pens........................................45 Panther Creek Ranch...........FC, 2, 3, 15, 23 Parmley, John....................................... 19, 25 —R— R&R Ranch....................................................56 Red McCombs Ranches...........................BC Rio Vista Ranch..............................................9 River Ranch................................................. IFC Rockin I Longhorns.....................................57 Rocking P Longhorns...................................9 Rocky Mountain Longhorns.....................55 Rolling D Ranch...........................................55 Rooker, Kevin...............................................25 Running Arrow Longhorns....................... 49 —S— Safari B Ranch..............................................56 Sand Hills Ranch......................................7, 55 Schumacher Cattle.....................................56 Semkin Longhorns......................................56 Showdown in Cowtown....................... 9, 55 Singing Coyote Ranch...............................56 SS Longhorns...............................................56 STLA Winter Show & Futurity....................39 Stotts Hideaway Ranch..............................56 Struthoff Ranches of Texas.......................57 Sugar Hill Ranch.......................................... 51 —T— TLBAA Longhorn Weekend.......................11 Torkildsen, Bill..............................................25 Triple R Ranch (TX)........................................9 TS Adcock Longhorns................................57

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Nowhere to go! Thanks to Gary Martin, Marble Falls, TX for his submission!

—W — Walker, Ron...................................................57 Wannaba Ranch...........................................57 Westfarms Inc................................................9 Wichita Fence Company.......................... 49

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SAVE THE DATE NOVEMBER 2016 NOV 4-5 • End Of Trail Reduction Sale, Winfield Livestock Auction, Winfield, KS. Contact Joel Lemley 325-668-3552 or jlem@camalott.com NOV 11-12 • Allen Ranch Reduction Sale, West Sale Barn, West, TX Contact Justin Rombeck 816-536-1083 or justinlonghornman@gmail.com NOV 12 • Louisiana State Fair, Louisiana State Fairgrounds - Livestock Area, Sheveport, LA. Contact Jessica Wade 903-948-5194 dubosejessica@yahoo.com or Peggy Swindle (State Fair) 318-653-1361 livestock@statefairoflouisiana.com Qualifying Free, Haltered, Youth & Free-Trophy Steer. NOV 18-20 • Kaufman Police Association Longhorn Show, Henderson County Fairgrounds, Athens, TX. Entry Deadline is November 4, 2016, Joel Norris 972533-4945 or joel1983@embarqmail.com. Qualifying Free, Halter Youth. NQ Miniatures & Haltered Trophy Steers. NOV 19 • Texas Longhorn Production, Consignment & Ranch Horse Fall Select Sale. Crossroads Centre, Oyen, AB. Ron Walker (403) 548-6684 or cell (403) 5280200, walkersu7texaslonghorns@gmail.com NOV 20 • Tri-State Longhorn Sale, Crawford, NE. Art or Haley Anders 308-665-2457

DECEMBER 2016 DEC 9-11 • NTLBA 2016 Holiday Extravaganza, Decatur, TX. Scotty O’Bryan (254) 434-1155. Qualifying Haltered & Youth. DEC 9-11 • STLA Winter Fest, Brackenridge Main Event Center, Edna,TX; Entry Deadline is December 2, 2016, Merrilou Russell 361-781-4221, Bubba Bollier 325247-6249 or bollier7572@yahoo.com. Qualifying Halter, Free, Youth and Points Only Friday Night, Futurity.

JANUARY 2017 JAN 13-17 • 2017 Longhorn Weekend, Will Rogers Coliseum, Fort Worth, TX JAN 13 • General Membership Meeting, Board of Directors Meeting JAN 14 • Eddie Wood Cowtown Classic Sale JAN 16 • Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo; Qualifying Youth JAN 17 • Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo; Qualifying Haltered, NQ Haltered Trophy Steer JAN 20-21 • National Western Stock Show, Denver, CO. Entry Deadline is November 18, 2016, Lana Pearson 719-740-0741 or lana14338@gmail.com. Qualifying Free, Halter & Youth.

FEBRUARY 2017 FEB 9-11 • San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, AT&T Center, 3201 East Houston St., San Antonio, TX. Entry Deadline is December 15, 2016, Derek Thurmond 210860-8202 Bubba Bollier 325-247-6249 or bollier7572@yahoo.com. Qualifying Free & Youth. FEB 18-19 • San Angelo Stock Show, Fairgrounds, San Angelo, TX. Entry Deadline Feb. 1st, Dennis Urbantke 325-656-9321 or dennis@thlonghorns.com. Qualifying Halter, Youth and Youth Points Only. FEB 24-25 • Cattle Baron Premier Longhorn Sale & Winchester Futurity, Mid-Tex Sale Barn, Navasota, TX. Rick Friedrich (713) 305-0259 or Steve Azinger (713) 823-5371.

MARCH 2017 MARCH 3 • Fort Worth Stockyards Elite Heifer Sale, Fort Worth, TX. Contact Lorinda Valentine, panthercreekranch@att.net or 270-996-7046. MARCH 4 • Fort Worth Stockyards Heifer Futurity, Fort Worth, TX. Contact Lorinda Valentine, panthercreekranch@att.net or 270-996-7046. MARCH 10-12 • NTBLA Spring Show, Hopkins County Expo Center, Sulpher Springs, TX. Contact John & Brenda Oliver 972-268-0083 or joliver2310@yahoo.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free, Youth & Friday Points Only. MARCH 12-14 • Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, NRG Stadium, Houston, TX. Qualifying Haltered and Youth. NQ Trophy Steers

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Coming Events

MARCH 24-26 • Oklahoma Spring Shoot Out, Payne County Expo Center, Stillwater, OK. Contact Steve Quary, 405-567-3093 or dglonghorns@yahoo.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free, Youth & Friday Points Youth Only. MARCH 25 • 39th B & C Show Me Spring Longhorn Sale, Tina, MO, Grand River Livestock Market. Contact Shawn Sayre 660-734-8782, Bill Sayre 660-734-0827 or visit sayreauction.com MARCH 25 • Rodeo Austin-Star of Texas, Austin, TX. Entry Deadline is February 1, 2017, Christy Randolph 713-703-8458, Bubba Bollier 325-247-6249 or bollier7572@yahoo.com. Qualifying Free, Halter & Youth MARCH 31 • YMBL South Texas State Fair, Ford Park Fairgrounds, Beaumont, TX. Entry Deadline March 15, 2017. Tina Dubose 979-277-2656 or tinaduboseloe@ gmail.com Qualifying Haltered, Youth & Youth Points Only. NQ Trophy Steer Free. MARCH 31 - APRIL 1 • Hudson-Valentine Sale, Bowling Green, KY. Contact Lorinda Valentine, panthercreekranch@att.net or 270-996-7046.

APRIL 2017 APRIL 7 • Spring Shoot-Out Dixie TX Longhorn Assoc, Ark-La-Tex. Nacogdoches Livestock Exchange, Nacogdoches, TX. West-Cal Arena, Sulphur, LA. Chris Lindsey 601-319-8296 or clindsey04@yahoo.com. Qualifying Free, Haltered and Youth and Points Only. APRIL 8 • Ark-La-Tex TLBA Futurity, Nacogdoches Livestock Exchange, Nacogdoches, TX. Donnie Taylor 936-414-1401. www arklatexlonghorns.com APRIL 8 • Nebraska TLA Spring Sale, Broken Bow, NE. Consignment deadline Feb. 25th. Contacts: President Rodger Damrow (402) 423-5441, Vice President Delwin Smeal (402) 568-2353. APRIL 8-9 • Blue Ridge Ranch Sale, Llano, TX. Bubba Bollier (325) 247-6249 or bollier7572@yahoo.com APRIL 21-23 • Rockdale Spring Show, Rockdale Fairgrounds, Rockdale, TX. Entry Deadline is April 11, 2017, Sandi Nordhausen-sandi.nordhausen@gmail.com or 512-898-2401. Qualifying Haltered, Youth & Youth Points Only (x2) APRIL 22 • Midwest Longhorn Sale, Winfield Livestock Auction, Winfield, KS. Joel Lemley 325-668-3552.

MAY 2017 MAY 5-6 • Red McCombs Fiesta Sale, Johnson City, TX. Alan & Teresa Sparger, (210) 445-8798 or alan@redmccombslonghorns.com. www.redmccombslonghorns.com. MAY 5-7 • TLBGCA Spring Show, Miracle Farm, Brenham, TX, Stephen Head 979-549-5270, headshorns@hotmail.com. Qualifying Haltered & Youth. MAY 26-27 • Red River Longhorn Sale & ITTLA Futurity, Marietta, OK. Rick Friedrich 713-305-0259 or rick@riverranchlonghorns.com. Kerry Mounce 214675-9317 or kerry@los-inc.com.

JUNE 2017 JUNE 8-11 • Longhorn Expo TLBAA World Show & National TLBT, Will Rogers Coliseum, Fort Worth, TX. Entry Deadline is May 5, 2017. Qualifying Free, Haltered, Youth. NQ Trophy Steers & Miniatures. JUNE 14-18 • Autobahn Youth Tour presents the Diann Chase Longhorn Scholarship Expo, Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth, TX. Larry Barker (817) 988-6110, lbarker@abahn.com or www.autobahnyouthtour.com.

SEPTEMBER 2017 SEPTEMBER 8-9 • Hill Country Heritage Longhorn Sale, River Ranch, Fredericksburg, TX. Rick Friedrich 713-305-0259 or rick@riverranchlonghorns. com. Joel Lemley 325-668-3552 or jlem@camalott.com SEPTEMBER 22-23 • Fort Worth Stockyards Sale, Fort Worth, TX. Contact Lorinda Valentine, panthercreekranch@att.net or 270-996-7046.

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November 2016 Texas Longhorn Trails Magazine  

The Official Publication of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America

November 2016 Texas Longhorn Trails Magazine  

The Official Publication of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America