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October 2013


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Texas Longhorn Trails (817) 625-6241• (817) 625-1388 (FAX) P.O. Box 4430 • Fort Worth, TX 76164 E-Mail: trails@tlbaa.org www.tlbaa.org

Staff Editor in Chief: VOL. 25 NO. 6

OCTOBER 2013

Laura Standley •

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laura@tlbaa.org • trailseditor@tlbaa.org

Contributing Editor: Henry L. King Advertising: Ed Ambrose (972) 948-1378 • ed@tlbaa.org

Ashley Loos (217) 653-8403 • ashley@tlbaa.org

Phil Norwood (713) 294-0139 • phil@tlbaa.org

Graphic Design & Production:

Myra Basham • Ext. 108

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Feature Article:

Shows & Sales:

Prestigious Trophy Retired to El Coyote Ranch By Henry King....................36

Butler Breeder’s Invitational Sale............42

Articles: Affiliate Princess & Prince Contest ........12 A Closer Look At The Magnificent 7YO Samson Rosilla 956 By Craig Perez........................................16 Calling For Nominations –TLBAA Special Awards................................................18 TLBAA Announcements ......................22 And The Winner Is... Lonnie Shan By Henry King ......................................30 Events Update By Scotty O’Bryan ..................................40 TLBAA Committees ................................46 Decting Signs Of Disease In Cattle By Heather Smith Thomas ......................50

Departments: Officers & Directors..............................6 Moment In TLBAA History ..................10 CEO Letter ..........................................24 News On The Trail ..............................48 TLBT Update ......................................62 Affiliate News ....................................64 In The Pen ..........................................65 In Box..................................................65 Memoriam ..........................................66 Herd Management ..............................68 Save the Date ......................................72 Movers & Shakers ..............................76 Ad Index ............................................79 Just For Grins ....................................79

Division B Directors To Be Elected ....51 Fort Worth Herd Steer Update By Henry King ......................................56 Herd Health for the Reg. TX Longhorn By Dr. Bob Kropp ..................................58

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Graphic Artist/Multimedia Design:

Anna Hendry • Ext. 109 • web@tlbaa.org Regional Correspondents Lori Beeson • Nolensville, Tennessee Bonnie Damrow • Roca, Nebraska Paige Evans • Kiowa, Colorado Deb Lesyk • Outlook, Saskatchewan, Canada Wanda Moore • Sulphur Bluff, Texas Bodie Quary • Prague, Oklahoma

Office Staff President/CEO: Mike Coston • Ext. 102 mike@tlbaa.org

Show & Sales: Scotty O’Bryan • Ext. 104 scotty@tlbaa.org • salesandevents@tlbaa.org

Registrations: Dana Coomer • Ext. 116 dana@tlbaa.org • registrar@tlbaa.org membership@tlbaa.org Rick Fritsche • Ext. 107 rick@tlbaa.org • registrar@tlbaa.org

Accounting: Donna Shimanek • Ext. 121 donna@tlbaa.org

Receptionist/Adminstrative Assistant:

Cynthia Guerra •

Ext. 100 cynthia@tlbaa.org

The Texas Longhorn Trails (ISSN-10988432, USPS 016469) is published monthly by the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America, 2315 N. Main, Ste. 402, Fort Worth, TX 76164. Periodical Postage Paid at Fort Worth, TX. Subscription rates: $60 per year; foreign per year $75. Postmaster: Send address changes to: Texas Longhorn Trails, 2315 N. Main, Ste. 402, Fort Worth, TX 76164. Phone (817) 625-6241. Fax (817) 625-1388. Advertisers and advertising agencies assume liability for all content of advertisements printed and also assume responsibility for any claims arising from such advertisements made against the publisher. Publisher reserves exclusive rights to accept or reject advertising or editorial material submitted for publication in the Texas Longhorn Trails magazine. Articles and photos from this publication may be reprinted only with permission of the publisher.

“We reach every TLBAA member”

About the Cover: Known for productivity, a Longhorn cow and calf grace the October cover. Photo submitted by Lee & Linda Blackwell, Fredericksburg,Texas.

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Deadline: October 2013 deadline is August 22nd. Printed in the USA

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TLBAA Regions

DIVISION A ~ REGIONS 1-6

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

Secretary: Robert Richey • (325) 942-1198

Executive Vice Chairman: Jim Rombeck • (620) 257-5247

Treasurer: John Parmley • (281) 541-1201

1st Vice Chairman: David Roberts • (573) 406-9868

Director: Tom Smith • (616) 293-0977

2nd Vice Chairman: L.D. McIntyre • (308) 750-8384

Director: Bernard Lankford • (817) 341-2013

DIVISION B ~ REGIONS 7-12

At-Large Director

At-Large Director

Mark Hubbell

(269) 838-3083 hubbelllonghorns@aol.com

Lana Hightower

At-Large Director

At-Large Director

DIVISION C ~ REGIONS 13-18 At-Large Director

(903) 681-1093 glcattleco@aol.com

(620) 704-3493 chairman@tlbaa.org

Todd McKnight At-Large Director

Ken Morris

(704) 361-6035 khaoslonghorns@earthlink.net

John Parmley

(281) 541-1201 john@jspservicesinc.com

(573) 406-9868 info@robertslonghorns.com

Region 1 - Director

Region 7 - Director

(780) 966-3320 jeffj91@hotmail.com

Region 13 - Director

Jeff Jespersen

Region 2 - Director

David Roberts

Donnie Taylor

(936) 414-1401 longhorn4t@msn.com

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

Region 8 - Director

Region 14 - Director

L.D. McIntyre

Nelson Hearn

(484) 638-0228 nel_tam_hearn@yahoo.com

Bernard Lankford

(817) 341-2013 MoriahFarmsBL@aol.com

(620) 257-5247 jl.rombeck@outlook.com

Region 3 - Director

Region 9 - Director

Region 15 Director

(616) 293-0977 tom@widespreadranch.com

Tom Smith

Region 4 - Director

Jim Rombeck

Robert Richey

(325) 942-1198 r3ranch@aol.com

(979) 906-0043 cperz1@hotmail.com

Region 10 - Director

Region 16 - Director

Craig Perez

Scott Hughes

(828) 287-4257 shughes@partonlumber.com

Gary Bowdoin

(254) 640-0844 Tonkawacattleco@aol.com

(435) 275-2112 ddlonghorns@hotmail.com

Region 5 - Director

Region 11 - Director

Region 17 - Director

Doug Hunt

Nancy Dunn

(334) 318-0887 nancydunn2010@windstream.net

Larry Smith

(281) 935-2811 texasslonghorns@aol.com

(208) 860-7430 terry@fuhrimanins.com

Region 6 - Director

Region 12 - Director

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

(210) 827-3940 stevenzunker@msn.com

Region 18 - Director

Kathy Kittler

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

Terry Fuhriman

Steven Zunker

JOHN R. BALL 1979-1980

RIEMER CALHOUN, JR. 1990-1992

BILL ANTHONY* 1981-1982

GLEN W. LEWIS 1992-1995

DR. L.V. BAKER 1982-1984

TIM MILLER* 1995-1998

DR. W.D. “BILL” CLARK 1984-1986

SHERMAN BOYLES 1998-2003

RICHARD D. CARLSON 1986-1988

BOB MOORE* 2003-2005

JOHN T. BAKER 1988-1990

JOEL LEMLEY 2006-2007 * DECEASED

(408) 834-0110 rlbeadle@longfibre.com

Ray Beadle

— MEMBER —

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

TLBAA EDUCATIONAL/RESEARCH ADVISORY COMMITTEE

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

Matt McGuire - (405) 742-4351

Mark Hubbell – (269) 838-3083

Dr. David Hillis – (512) 789-6659

Felix Serna – (361) 294-5331

John T. Baker – (512) 515-6730

Russell Hooks – (409) 381-0616

bob.kropp@okstate.edu

semkinlonghorns@mindspring.com

hubbelllonghorns@aol.com

doublehelix@att.net

fserna@elcoyote.com

jtb2@earthlink.net

russellh@longhornroundup.com

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Give your breeding program Beadle Land & Cattle - Ray & Bonnie Beadle Los Gatos & Hollister, CA (408) 834-0110 • (408) 656-6266 e-mail: rlbeadle@longfibre.com

Box Z Ranch - Steven Zunker & Louis Christa 1506 Harwood Road, Luling, TX 78648 Ranch mobile (210) 827-3940 www.boxzranch.com

Buckhorn Cattle Company - Buck & Sharon Adams 110 N. Broad, Guthrie, OK 73044 www.buckhorncattle.com (405) 260-1942 • (405) 282-9800

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

PJ’s Cattle Company – Jim Swigert or Lance Swigert 2130 CR 100, Caldwell, TX 77836 Jim: (979) 224-2861 or Lance (979) 219-4902 e-mail: jim@swicoauctions.com or lance@swicoauctions.com www.pjslonghorns.com

MCA Ranch – Andrew & Carina Menzies 2518 Fitzhugh Road, Dripping Springs, TX 78620 (512) 739-6808 tc@newbellhurst.com

McLeod Ranch – Michael, Jackie, Mike & Makayla McLeod 355 C.R. 303A, 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 • e-mail: 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

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

This space is available for your ranch listing!


a boost with Butler genetics! DALGOOD Longhorns - Malcolm & Connie Goodman (713) 782-8422 • Waller, TX e-mail: dalgood@comcast.net www.dalgoodlonghorns.com

Eagles Ridge Longhorns - Paul & Judi Sellers 3245 Sugarloaf Key Rd, U21A, Punta Gorda, FL 33955 (941) 979-2419 or (443) 624-0792 e-mail: ancop5@me.com

Kent & Sandy Harrell

15 W 6th St Ste 2510, Tulsa, OK 74119 (918) 299-6402 • (918) 733-4008 www.harrellranch.com • e-mail: Kent@harrellranch.com

MCA Ranch – Andrew & Carina Menzies 2518 Fitzhugh Road, Dripping Springs, TX 78620 (512) 739-6808 tc@newbellhurst.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A Moment in TLBAA History A look back at significant moments throughout the years since the foundation of the TLBAA.

First Steers “Dock” at NASA Reprinted from March 1997 Trails Magazine , rge Abbey, Jim Bloodworth

(L-R) John T. Baker, Geo Don Limb.

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(L-R) Don McEwen with Lockheed, Bill McMoran, John T. Baker, Dorie Damuth, Don Limb, Robert Guenther and NASA’s George Abbey.

Wilhite, , Don Limb, George (L-R) Bill McMoran Suzanne Limb.

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ver 1,000 people attended the dedication of the Longhorn Project at the NASA facilities near Houston on February 5 (1997). TLBAA members, trail riders and aerospace workers watched as Don Limb, the TLBAA Foundation’s liaison with the Longhorn Project, unloaded magnificent trophy steers in the shadow of giant spacecraft. These steers were the first Texas Longhorns to graze the pastures at Johnson Space Center for more than 30 years. The Longhorn Project is a joint effort by the Johnson Space Center, the Clear Creek Independent School District, the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, and the TLBAA Foundation to give agriculture students first-hand experience with the latest in agricultural technology. On hand for the dedication were officials of each of the entities involved. Among these were George Abbey, Director of the Johnson Space Center; John T. Baker, past president of the TLBAA; Jim Bloodworth, President of the Houston Stock Show & Rodeo (HLSR); and John Wilson, superintendent of John T. Ba the Clear Creek Independent School District. Also in attenker dance were Benny Hruzek, TLBAA Director and President of the Gulf Coast Association (TLBGCA); TLBGCA members: Dorie Damuth who works closely with the HLS&R; Joyce and Bill McMoran, donors of a trophy steer; Robert Guenther; Suzanne Limb and George Wilhite. In addressing the audience, Mr. Baker stated that the TLBAA considered it a privilege to participate in the project. “This project is blazing a new frontier with NASA continuing to explore the frontiers of space, the Clear Creek ISD blazing the frontiers of education for our youth, the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, which is the leader in the nation at creating frontiers in livestock shows and rodeos, and the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America, which has preserved and protected these Texas Longhorn cattle, he said. “We are pleased to be a participant and to work hand-in-hand with each of you in the project. We look forward to a long-term relationship for the benefit of youth, NASA, and others around the world.” “The project is an ongoing one,” said Mr. Limb. “The TLBAA Foundation and the Texas Longhorn Breeders of the Gulf Coast Association will provide support and education through seminars, informational literature, field days at Texas Longhorn ranches, use of the TLBAA Breed Advisory Committee and involvement in the Gulf Coast’s activities held in close association with the HLS&R.”

Footnote: In addition to the steers, three Texas Longhorn heifers were donated to the TLBAA Foundation for use in the Longhorn Project. The generous donors were Bo and Dorie Damuth, Magnolia, TX; Benny and Joyce Hruzek, Houston , TX; and Harvery and Evelyn Rasmussen, Houston, TX. The heifers were to provide Clear Creek FFA students hands-on training in animal care. The students planned to participate in as many TLBAA events as possible and increase their knowledge of the Texas Longhorn breed and keep up with the TLBT by reading Trails Magazine. More information from the day can be found on page 9 of the March 1997 Trails Magazine.

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DOB: 4/23/12

DOB: 5/4/12

DOB: 4/15/12

DOB: 5/15/12

DOB: 2/11/12

DOB: 2/10/12

DOB: 4/16/12

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DOB: 2/7/12

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DOB: 5/3/12

DOB: 12/4/12

DOB: 5/15/12

DOB: 1/3/12

DOB: 4/4/12

DOB: 3/7/12

DOB: 2/6/12

DOB: 10/7/12

DOB: 5/16/12

DOB: 4/14/12

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By Craig Perez You spent the afternoon looking through your herd imagining all the great things you are going to do with each cow. Playing with each calf you are sure that it is going to become the next mega bull or magnificent cow. In our hearts, we hope for the best from each of our Longhorns. In the back of our mind we know we just aren’t going to be able to keep them all. Though we may try at times! Even the Magnificent Seven can teach us a thing or two about being responsible breeders. “Just when we think we have these LongSTATS: horns figured out, they change all the rules. “ That is a quote you will hear from any breeder Sire: YO SAMSON 239 that has been doing this for a while. The other thing you might hear is, “every cow has a bull Dam: Y.O. ROSILLA 192 stretches all the way down to the introduction they click with”. YO Samson Rosilla 956 was of Super Bowl to the Y.O. Ranch herd. As one one of the longest horned cows of her time. DOB: 8/1/76 ~ UNKNOWN of the longest horned bulls in the breed he Her legacy however, leaves much to be desired TLBAA # C10009 would be a knight in shining armor come to to become magnificent. The wild did its part in revive the line of this Magnificent Seven cow. giving us the most versatile breed of cattle in OFFICIAL MAGNIFICENT 7 HORN A great granddaughter named Super Bowl existence, and it is up to us as responsible MEASUREMENT: 55 1/4” TIP TO TIP Contender would flash on the scene. A pretty breeders to preserve them one generation to with a powerhouse packed pedigree the next. BREEDER: CHARLES SCHREINER IV cow would pass through the hands of McCombs Of all the Magnificent Seven cows, YO Ranches and Red Peak Ranch, she would setSamson Rosilla 956 is the only cow that was LAST OWNER: CHARLES SCHRIENER IV tle in the pastures at Brett Ranch. Once again, bred and owned her entire life on one ranch. it doesn’t take long for the trail to grow cold. The Y.O. Ranch held her for her entire life with Brett describes the cow as a “pretty cow”, and she had “nice flashy the exception of a short time she spent at an embryo facility called Rio calves”. In his program it takes more than flash to earn your keep. Like Vista which was the premier location for flushing cows at the time. Red many breeders, the struggle to create the “complete package” is ongoMcCombs purchased two flushes, both would have dismal results. All ing. It is for that reason this line finds a cold trail to end on. of the Magnificent Seven cows would be found so valuable genetically YO Samson Rosilla 956 was described by Mike Settles as “gentle, that they would be put into an embryo program. Y.O. Samson Rosilla passive, even shy”, which is an accurate description of her legacy as well 956 would produce one registered daughter out of Bold Ruler named as her personality. Her first calf was a bull named YO Samson’s Champ YO Rosilla Gardenia 2110, and one registered daughter named RM 772, he would be the only registered bull she would produce. Her other Classic Rosilla 956/6 out of Classic. These would be the only two non seven calves would all be female, the last being a cow named YO Texas Y.O. Ranch bulls to ever breed with Y.O. Samson Rosilla 956. Rosilla 2771 born in 1989. Eleven years of production with dismal reFlushing was as expensive and risky then as it is now. You never sults in flushing leave a wake of potential that doesn’t ever seem to know what you will get and you certainly don’t know what those calves come to fruition. will turn out like. You roll the dice and hope that all your homework Could her legacy have been different if she had been sold and put pays off. In this case RM Classic Rosilla 956/6 turns out to be a modin some different herd to work with bulls outside of the Y.O. Ranch est offering of a cow. She wouldn’t break any records, except to say that herd? Was her small frame and timid nature the ultimate reason her for all the money it took to create her, her genetic legacy was short lived. legacy met with the same cold trail each time? What would have hapEvery line from her finds a dead end. YO Rosilla Gardenia 2110 would pened if the right bull would have been found for her? These are quesprovide a little brighter contribution to the breed. As a Butler/Yates tions that will likely never be answered, but questions we must also blend she would make her way through the hands of legendary breeder ask ourselves as we plan our breeding strategies. How many great cows Dewitt Meshell, and the legacy would slowly start to gain momentum. do we know today that had little influence on the breed, while others Granddaughters and great granddaughters would pop up in pastures of soar as icons never to be forgotten? It is easy to say that the Y.O. Ranch well-known breeders such as Bolen Longhorns and Dalgood Longmay have held on too tight to this Magnificent Seven cow. While many horns. Sadly, every line eventually grows cold. of the other “Seven” would sell for record prices, YO Samson Rosilla Mike Settles writes in his Magnificent Seven article about two 956 would never leave the ownership of the Y.O. Ranch. However, who daughters that show a lot of promise. YO Rosilla Samson 1493 and YO better to know how to breed this cow then the breeders of her? For me, Texas Rose 1746 would mirror each other in production with eight regthis cow leaves more questions than answers and has proven to be a istered calves each. Interestingly enough, eight progeny would be the history lesson that makes me take a long hard look at my own pronumber that YO Samson Rosilla 956 would have herself. YO Texas Rose gram. 1746 would prove to be the better champion in this battle as her line

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Calling for Nominations for eadline2:013 D ber 1, the TLBAA Special Awards Novem The TLBAA special awards will be presented Friday evening, January 17, 2014 as a part of Texas Longhorn Weekend during the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo in Fort Worth, Texas. All TLBAA members are encouraged to nominate fellow breeders for the special honors. Nominees must be active TLBAA members in good standing. Nominations should be in written format and can include reasons why/how the individual nominated fulfills the criteria of the award. Nominations should be emailed to awards@tlbaa.org. If unable to email you may fax or mail to the TLBAA office, and it will be forwarded to the awards committee. Continue reading for criteria and past winners of this prestigious awards.

The Dave Evans Breeder of the Year Award Perpetuation and Promotion of the Texas Longhorn Breed A native Texan, Dave Evans entered the Texas Longhorn industry in 1977, establishing the Yellow Pine Ranch at Cuchara, CO. He and his wife, Billicarole, quickly became enthusiastic about the breed and additional ranches were purchased to supplement the original ranch. Evans served on the Board of Directors of both the TLBAA and the Mountains & Plains Texas Longhorn Association. He also served terms as TLBAA Vice-President. He was a founding partner and host of the Colorado National Texas Longhorn Sale, a record-breaking event when it started in 1981, which continued to be one of the industry’s major events for many years. From the start, Evans realized the necessity of using the best bulls available in the breed in order to develop a top herd. His goal was to breed for consistent size as well as correctness and outstanding horns. He purchased Texas Ranger JR in 1980, and then Dixie Rebel and Major Investment. In 1986, Evans acquired CT Spoty Ruler, the bull he considered to be the best he’d ever owned. Before his untimely death, Evans had succeeded in breeding a herd of Texas Longhorns that were well recognized in the breed. It is therefore a significant honor to be a recipient of this award, named in honor of this dedicated Longhorn breeder. Past Recipients of the Dave Evans Award

1982 – Babs & Chico Wright 1983 – Jack Montgomery 1984 – Red McCombs 1985 – Ray Moore 1986 – Al Micallef 1987 – Glen W. Lewis 1988 – Dave Evans 1989 – Jerry & Martha Gillespie 1990 – Bob & Linda Moore 1991 – Dr. Joseph Graham 1992 – Dr. L.V. Baker 1993 – Johnnie Hoffman 1994 – Wayne Rumley, Wes & Carrie Hill 1995 – W.O. & Patti Marquess 1996 – El Coyote Ranch 1997 – John T. Baker 1998 – Shady W Ranch

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1999 – Bob Coffee 2000 – John & Christy Randolph 2001 – Ben Gravett 2002 – Bob Loomis 2003 – John & Diann Chase 2004 – Mike Bowman 2005 – Johnnie Robinson 2006 – Robert and Kim Richey 2007 – Doug Hunt 2008 – Kaso Kety 2009 – Jimmy Jones Dora Thompson 2010 – Brent & Cindy Bolen 2011 – Darlene Aldridge, DVM 2012 – El Coyote Ranch

Jack Phillips Award The Jack Phillips Award is named after former TLBAA President Jack Phillips who was a quiet, yet forceful presence in the TLBAA. The award honors individuals who have worked selflessly for the Longhorn and breeders alike, without recognition. Past recipients of the Jack Phillips Award:

1994 – John & Silvia Gams 1995 – Kenneth Archer 1996 – Maudeen Marks & Eileen Day 1997 – Noah & Melba Oliver 1998 – R.L. Slater 1999 – Glen Lewis 2000 – Dorie Damuth 2001 – Charley & Doris Snyder 2002 – David Hartshorn 2003 – Ray Moore 2004 – Morgan Cook, Jr. 2005 – Ronnie Cruce 2006 – Albert G. “Pete” Boyce, Jr. 2007 – Trigg & Traci Moore 2008 – Steve & Bodie Quary 2009 – Steven Zunker 2010 – Donnie Taylor 2011 – Elmer Rosenberger 2012 – Kim & Robert Richey

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Elmer Parker Lifetime Award

Mel Raley Rising Star

Lifetime Devotion to the Texas Longhorn Breed and Its Breeders

Mel Raley will always be remembered as a shining star for the TLBAA because of his ability to share his vast knowledge of the Longhorn breed with new members. This special recognition is awarded to those who have been a member for less than five years and through involvement and sustained enthusiasm have made a positive impact on their peers and on the Longhorn breed. Past Recipients of the Mel Raley Rising Star Award

Elmer Parker was a longtime employee and manager of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge Longhorn herd. Parker joined the staff at the Refuge in 1946, learning from the previous Longhorn managers: Earl Drummond, Heck Schrader and Joe Bill Lee. In 1968, he took over the responsibilities of the Longhorns at the Refuge and continued until his retirement in 1981. Thus, the continuity of Longhorn expertise at the Refuge continued for more than half a century. The Parker Brown color designation on Longhorn registrations was named after Elmer Parker – the dark brown, almost black color, with a lighter dorsal stripe, was one of his favorite colors. Past Recipients of the Elmer Parker Award

1987 – J.G. “Jack” Phillips 1988 – Dave Evans 1989 – J.W. Isaacs 1990 – Charles Schreiner III 1991 – Eddie Wood 1992 – F.M. “Blackie” Graves 1993 – Dan. O. Coates 1994 – Leonard Stiles 1995 – Johnnie Hoffman 1996 – Walter B. Scott 1997 – Col. Fraser West 1998 – Linda Moore/Harvey Rasmussen 1999 – Owen McGill 2000 – Charlene Semkin

2001 – Dan W. Coates 2002 – Bob Moore 2003 – Tim Miller 2004 – T.M. Smith 2005 – H.C. Carter 2006 – Sherman Boyles 2007 – Harvey Rassmussen 2008 – Dr. Bob Kropp 2009 – Michael McLeod 2010 – Joe & Lorinda Valentine 2011 – Maurice Ladnier 2012 – Dr. Joyce Kimball

1999 – Barry & Jeanne Carter Gray 2000 – Gary “Cowboy” & Kendra Kelly 2001 – Joel & Shirley Lemley 2002 – Zech Dameron, III 2003 – Glen & Larry Smith 2004 – Danny & Carole Phillips 2005 - Rebecca Rhodes 2006 – John & Brenda Oliver 2007 – Bruce & Suan Easterly 2008 – Randy Briscoe 2009 – Matt Westmoreland 2010 – Jay & Suzanne Faske 2011 – Danny & Merrilou Russell 2012 – Craig Perez

Come Join Us for Texas Longhorn Weekend! January 17-21, 2014 During the Historic Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo Will Rogers Memorial Complex ★ Fort Worth, Texas EVENTS TO INCLUDE: Friday, Jan. 17th – Member and Affiliate Meetings, Awards Banquet Saturday, Jan. 18th – Eddie Wood Cowtown Classic Sale Monday, Jan. 20th – TLBT Touth Show Tuesday, Jan. 21st – TLBAA Open Show Watch E-Trails and Trails Magazine for more information 20

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EXTRA! EXTRA! TLBAA Announcements “Quiet Time” in Trails Department During Last Week of Deadline To ensure quality in both production and creativity, the Trails staff will have a period in the mornings, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., during the last week of magazine deadline that phone calls will either go to voicemail or a message will be taken. All calls will be returned after 1 p.m. If your call concerns a matter that must be addressed quickly, leave a detailed message with the person who answered the phone and the call will be returned as quickly as possible. This uninterrupted time will increase our efficiency and allow us to devote undivided attention to our publication at a critical point in production time. We appreciate your understanding as we insitute this new policy. The last week of deadline normally falls around the first week of the month preceding the publication (i.e. November issue quiet time will fall the first week of October).

New Addition to Trails Sales Staff Chase Vasut is a graduate from Tarleton State University with a major in Communications and minors in Technical Writing and Business. While at Tarleton, he was inducted in to several honor societies and was involved in student organizations. Chase is also very involved with his community coaching Little League football and helping students with their animals in the local FFA. Currently residing in Elgin, TX, Chase enjoys hunting, fishing, spending time with family, and of course…his Texas Longhorns. He has raised Longhorns for two years and is excited for many more to come. In the future, Chase plans to continue his eduation by attending law school and plans to remain active in both his local community and the Texas Longhorn Industry.

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Recruit New Members — Earn $25! — We know our members love to introduce new people to the magnificent breed they love so much, and we want to reward those who bring those new people into our association. The TLBAA is offering an incentive for a limited time (SepNEW and IMPROVED tember 1 – December 31, 2013) FENCE SIGNS! to those who bring in new members. Every time an active TLBAA member recruits a NEW Active Membership, they will receive a $25 credit that can be used for merchandise, registrations, memDon’t miss our new, heavier duty, high berships, etc. Junior Memberquality fence signs. The new sign has a porcelain ships are not included as a new coating making it much more durable. Order Active Membership. yours today! $30 + tax and shipping.

Happy Holiday Registration Special Deadline: December 31, 2013 Register any 36 month old and older animals during the holiday months of November and December 2013 and get them 1/2 off the regular price of $100! You pay only $50.00! Happy Holidays from the TLBAA Texas Longhorn Trails


We are busy making plans for the 13th annual TLBAA Horn Showcase in October, and we hope you are planning as well. This event promises to be one of our best events for the year, bigger and better than ever before. More animals to be measured in Fort Worth and at our satellite locations as well. New to this year’s Horn Showcase is the non-haltered class. The steers and cows will be sent out in an open arena according to their age and then be judged on appearance, horn and conformation by a three judge panel. There will be a 75% cash pay back. Don’t miss this event, it guarantees to be an impressive event to watch and be a part of. Other happenings in the office include contracting with a phone bank company to give all our members a 30 second call just to let them know what is going on in the TLBAA world. We are not asking for money, your vote or anything that would ask you to get up and act right now, just a simple phone call letting you know what is going on. We are also going to institute a “Holiday Special” for registrations. Do you have an animal that needed to be registered long ago and that would cost you $100.00? For the months of November and December, you can register that animal for ½ price; take advantage of the “Holiday Special.” We are always looking for ways to improve our financial situation, and I have contracted with two gentlemen to sell memberships, corporate advertising and sponsorships on a commission only basis. If you have any connections with a home office auto dealer, vet supply or tractor company please let us know. To help these gentlemen out, we have put together a media kit that reflects the information we received from those of you who filled out the survey over the last couple of weeks. We compiled the information to reflect who our members are and how our members spend money. Thank you for completing this survey, as it has helped us in our pursuit of generating additional income for TLBAA. One last item I would like for you to be aware of is the QUIET TIME that I have instituted during the week of deadline for the Trails magazine. It seems that they were constantly being bombarded with phone calls during that critical week of deadline, and it was very difficult to complete ads the way they should have been completed. It is hard to be creative when they are constantly being interrupted and difficult to organize and publish the first class magazine you deserve. Our QUIET TIME is from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM the week of deadline. The Trails staff will return calls in the afternoon as needed. Callers may leave a messages or simply a phone number to call back. If we can help you with anything please let us know.

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GLOSSARY OF HERD HEALTH TERMS Anaplasmosis: An often fatal infectious disease of cattle caused by a microscopic parasite of red blood cells, spread by horsefly bites or by reusing needles or instruments between animals. The risk of the disease is low in most areas but may be higher near river systems. Vaccines are available, but unless the risk is high, a routine vaccination for anaplasmosis is not recommended. Bacterin: A bacterial vaccine. Blackleg: A highly fatal disease of young cattle caused by one type of Clostridium bacteria. See Clostridial disease. Biosecurity: Quarantine measures, fencing maintenance and immunization programs geared to protect a ranch environment from outside elements. BRSV (Bovine Respiratory Syncytial Virus): A virus which can cause severe, acute respiratory disease especially in young cattle. Brucellosis: An infection resulting in abortion in females and inflammation and damage to the testicles in males, caused by the bacterium Brucella abortus. Also known as Bang's disease. See Calfhood Vaccination. BVD (Bovine Virus Diarrhea): A disease caused by a virus, resulting in numerous problems, such as damage to the digestive and immune systems, pneumonia, abortions, calf deformities, and others. Incomplete vaccination programs, such as those omitting a needed booster vaccination, have led to BVD outbreaks in some herds. BVD-PI (Bovine Virus Diarrhea - Persistently Infected): A condition where an animal is infected in utero with noncytopahic BVDV during the first four months of development. Usually, the fetal infection follows an acute infection of a susceptible heifer or cow. Calfhood Vaccination (Official Calfhood Vaccination): Vaccination with Brucella abortus Strain 19 for heifers between 4 and 10 months old. The best age is 5 months. Calfhood vaccination must be by a federally accredited veterinarian (Most large animal veterinarians are federally accredited). Vaccination is necessary for heifers being shipped into some states; therefore, many sales require that all heifers sold be calfhood vaccinated so as not to restrict the potential market. Official calfhood vaccinates are marked in the right ear with an official orange ear tag and a special tattoo, denoting the quarter and year of vaccination. The decision to have heifer calves vaccinated for brucellosis should be based on the advice of the herd's veterinarian and depends on the marketing plan of the herd.

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Clostridial disease: Fatal disease of young cattle caused by one of the Clostridium bacteria. Blackleg is the most well known, but other clostridial diseases are also highly fatal. Currently, the most commonly used clostridial vaccination in cattle is the 7-way type, which protects against Clostridium chauveoi (blackleg), Clostridium septicum and Clostridium sordelli (malignant edema), Clostridium novyi (black disease), and three types of Clostridium perfringens (enterotoxemia). Coronavirus: A virus which can cause diarrhea (scours) and dehydration in young calves. Some "scours vaccines" given to pregnant females will contain coronavirus. Vaccination of the pregnant dam raises the level of antibodies to coronavirus in her colostrum, the first milk she produces which is suckled by the calf after it is born. Antibodies from colostrum provide the calf's immunity for the first few weeks and months of life. E. coli: A bacterium which can cause a life-threatening infection and diarrhea (scours) in newborn calves. Some "scours vaccines" given to pregnant females will contain E. coli. Vaccination raises the level of antibodies to E. coli in the dam's colostrum milk suckled by the calf after it is born. Antibodies from colostrum provide the calf's immunity for the first few weeks and months of life. Haemophilus somnus: A bacterium which can cause respiratory, nervous system, and reproductive diseases. Vaccination may be recommended for breeding animals. On some dairy farms pregnancy rates may have increased following initiation of a vaccination program for Haemophilus somnus. IBR (Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis): A disease caused by a virus, resulting in respiratory signs, reproductive failure, and abortions. Sometimes called "red nose." Often implicated as an infection which initiates the shipping fever complex. Many IBR vaccines include the IBR/PI3/BRSV/BVD virus complex. Intramuscular (IM): Injection in the muscle, that is with a needle penetrating directly into the muscle usually at least 1 inch. Johne's disease (pronounced "yo-knees"): A contagious, chronic and usually fatal infection that affects primarily the small intestine of ruminants. Leptospirosis (5-varieties): A bacterium causing abortion in pregnant females and sickness in calves. The five varieties include: hardjo, icterohaemorrhagiae, canicola, pomona, and grippotyphosa. Breeding animals should be vaccinated with a 5-way Lepto vaccine at least once a year before the breeding season. Booster vaccination later in the year is recommended. Leptospirosis vaccine is often combined with Vibriosis vaccine.

Nutrition Supplementation: The process in which a producer supplements nutritional needs of a cow/calf operation through additional forage not available in the pasture. Pasteurella baemolytica: A bacterium causing "shipping fever" pneumonia, often after infection with one of the respiratory viruses such as IBR, PI3, BRSV, or BVD. Newer vaccines containing the leukotoxoid portion of Pasteurella haemolytica are more effective than the older vaccines, which did not provide adequate protection. Pinkeye (Infectious Bovine Keratoconjunctivitis, or IBK): An infection of the eye caused by infection with the bacterium Moraxella bovis, spread by flies. Higher incidence of pinkeye may occur in herds not vaccinated for the IBR virus. Pinkeye vaccines are available. Good results with some of these vaccines have been claimed; however, published trials have not proven their effectiveness. PI3 (Parainfluenza virus): A virus which can cause respiratory disease, sometimes implicated as an infection which initiates the "shipping fever" complex. Rotavirus: A virus which can cause diarrhea (scours) and dehydration in young calves. Some "scours vaccines" given to pregnant females will contain rotavirus. Vaccination of the pregnant dam raises the level of antibodies to rotavirus in her colostrum, the first milk she produces which is suckled by the calf after it is born. Antibodies from colostrum provide the calf's immunity for the first few weeks and months of life. Subcutaneous (SQ or subq): Injection under the skin, not deep into the underlying muscle. If approved as a route of injection on the vaccine label, subcutaneous injection is just as effective as the intramuscular route, and may avoid muscle damage. Trichomonaisis: A protozoan organism transmitted during breeding which causes failure of early pregnancy, an extended breeding season as females come back into heat, and, less commonly, abortion. Although a vaccine is available to raise the resistance to Trichomonaisis in the breeding herd, unless the condition has been positively diagnosed, the vaccine is not routinely recommended. Vibriosis: A bacterial disease caused by Campylobacter fetus venerealis, resulting in failure of early pregnancy and an extended breeding season as females come back into heat. Vaccinate breeding bulls and females at least once a year before the breeding season. Vibriosis vaccine is often combined with Leptospirosis in one vaccine.

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HORN SHOWCASE NEWS Hey Everyone!! It’s that time of year again when all the biggest horned cattle are brought together in friendly competition. This is the 13th Annual TLBAA Horn Showcase, and is shaping up to be the best measuring competition our industry has ever seen with record setting entries. You’ll have the opportunity to see the superstars in the Texas Longhorn industry all at one place and time. Our Get of Sire and Produce of Dam have heated up into an all-out war for the top producer in the industry to get awarded this coveted achievement in this year’s Horn Showcase. We’ll have dozens of the best bulls from top breeders in the 2nd Annual Bull Alley and you can buy semen on them with no minimums or shipping fees. This is a great way for you to browse through the top A.I. certified Texas Longhorn herd sires in person and see what these guys look like up close! So bring your notes and cameras while you shop for genetics. Speaking of notes, don’t forget to set aside time to attend our informational seminars on Friday,October 11th. All new this year is a Non-Haltered Show that’ll be sure to prove that our Texas Longhorns have more than horn. This is where you’ll see the total package Texas Longhorns get the recognition they deserve. This allows for another venue of competition that you don’t need the longest horn in the class to win, and it really will look neat seeing all these specimens loose together out in the show ring. We’ve got an amazing Banquet being catered by Coopers Authentic Texas BBQ. Now once we’ve given the awards to the best of the best, stick around for some dancing at the after party. Bring your date, get some great grub and have a good time. Don’t stay out too late because scheduled the next day, our Sale Chair Dawn Divinia has put together the sale to be at this Fall. The 2013 TLBAA Horn Showcase Sale will be on October 12, at 1:00 PM. To all of our exhibitors, sponsors, consignors, volunteers, workers and everyone in between; as your Horn Showcase Chairman, I’d like to thank you all for your support. There really is not a list long enough to thank all who’ve made this event happen. Also, as you see our list of sponsors in the magazine, and ads noted of who the sponsors are, be sure to thank them! Without their overwhelming support of all our sponsors, events like this aren’t possible. And we would certainly like to thank them for all they’ve made possible. See ya there!! David

Please make sure that you arrive with your health papers showing a clean bill of health on your animal. Hay will be provided for everyone! But please make sure you bring your own water buckets. If you want to feed your animal cubes or grain over the weekend, you will be responsible for that and necessary feed tubs. The back crew will put hay out in the morning and night for all animals, sale animals included. The crew will also handle watering at scheduled times, so that we don’t have water hoses left in the alleys. Sale consignors, if any of your breeding information or comments change on your lots, please bring it in writing 24 hours before the sale start time of 1:00pm on October 12th. If you plan to buy at the TLBAA Horn Showcase Sale, please be aware of health requirements in your state to transport new animals in. The most important thing to plan for - HAVING FUN! We can’t wait to see you in ‘Cowtown’ Fort Worth, Texas on October 9-13th. For more plans on visiting the TLBAA Horn Showcase, visit www.tlbaa.org. — Scotty O October 2013

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Much like the breed it represents, the logo for the TLBAA’s 50th anniversary combines the old and the new, the traditional and the modern. Designed by long-time TLBAA member Lonnie Shan, Thorndale, Texas, it relies but little on the slick and quick graphics that can be generated by computer-based design software. Instead, the combination of watercolor washes with pen-and-ink drawing captures and encapsulates both the colorful beauty and rugged individuality of the historic Texas Longhorn breed. The focal point of the design – and the industry – is the Texas Longhorn cow, and superimposed within the arc about her are the brands associated with the historic seven families of foundation cattle. The base of the arc displays the 1964 founding date of the TLBAA and 2014, the year of its fiftieth anniversary. The bold, golden 50 signifies both the solid half-century of the organization’s existence and the promise of the bright future beyond the Fiftieth Anniversary. The nod to modernity included in the logo is the type-set arch of the organization’s name – Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America – which encompasses and unites the design.

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“This was an idea I had,” said Shan, “I’ve had it in my mind for quite a while but I just never had a place to put it to use. One of the parts people like about it is the brands of the seven families. I have had people come up, after the contest was over, and say. “Your design looks more oldschool, like it was hand-done.” And I say it was hand done – none of that was done on the computer except for the typesetting of Texas Longhorn Breeders…that was done on the computer. I tried doing hand-lettering, but it really looked awful. So I asked Susan Rosenberger if she would do the lettering for me since I don’t have the software on my computer to do that kind of lettering.” “I wanted something that characterizes the Longhorn breed, and everybody likes twisty-horned cows. And to emphasize the fiftieth anniversary, you’ve got to go back to the old-timers and re-visit them, so I put the original seven brands on … and that is kind of where the original idea came from.” The historic connection, combined with Shan’s professional artistry, resulted in his logo entry becoming the solid choice, by membership vote, to represent the TLBAA during its golden anniversary observations. “I think they’ve got plans to use the logo on all kinds of things,” Shan said. “A guy is working on putting it on a pendant, on polo shirts – I think it is going to be everywhere.” “Speaking of TLBAA logos,” said Shan, “I also designed the TLBAA corporate logo.” “Originally, when Carolyn Hunter was Trails editor, I was in the office one day and she said, ‘I have this project coming up and I need a design for a brochure cover.’ Nothing was ever mentioned that it

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would end up being the TLBAA logo. So I had this idea and she said OK, work it up. So I worked it up and gave it to her and she did the brochure then a few months later it started showing up as the TLBAA logo on everything. I think it came as a surprise to Carolyn and I both that it ended up that way, but that was never the intention of it.” “That design – the idea of it came about in a 10-minute conversation with Carolyn. I sat there and sketched it out and had the whole idea, then I had to go back and ink it all in and make the finished product, but the idea came up real quick.” Lonnie Shan is no stranger to the computer or to computer-

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cut and paste everything. This was all pre-production for news printing at that first company I worked for. They had all those huge presses and they did all kinds of printing.” “I worked there about a year-and-a-half, then I moved on to another job in Dallas with the Yarbrough Company. They did pretty much the same thing except that instead of prepress production for newsprint, we were doing it for fourcolor magazine layout. So I went from newsprint to four-color printing.” “From there I got a job with American Airlines doing computer graphics. That’s when I first started working on the computer – that was in 1986, I believe. Our department was called Corporate Communications, and we did all the audio-visual support for American Airlines meetings and conferences worldwide. What we did was create computer-generated 35millimeter slides. “Finally, about 1990, I got tired of doing nothing but sitting in front of that computer. Fine art was starting to call my name again. I had never taken a class in watercolor, even in my days in college. So, about 1990, I enrolled in a watercolor class in Brookhaven community college in North Dallas. I took two semesters there. The in-

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Ruede Grande structor was from North Texas State. For teaching a beginning watercolorist she was really incredible. So I started working in watercolor and joined the Southwest Watercolor Society there in Dallas and started showing with them. I had paintings in a lot of national shows back then, and I have been doing watercolor ever since.” “Currently I am with the Waterloo Watercolor Group in Austin. I have entered a couple of shows with the group, and I think there is another one coming up in the fall. I got an email this morning reminding me that I needed to get my entries sent in. I sent them an email back reminding them that this is summer and it is the season for killing mesquite. So I haven’t been painting much lately.” “You’ve got to get that mesquite while it is actively growing. You’ve got a window from mid-May to mid-September. You’ve got to get out and get it sprayed while you can. Of course, if the cows would quit eating all those mesquite beans and depositing them around the pastures, I wouldn’t have all these mesquite problems.” “We got rid of our herd of Longhorns about two years ago. We had a straight Butler herd here for quite a few years. I raised Longhorns about 17 years. Then we had three years of drought. Mother Nature said, “You know, it’s about time for you to quit doing this.” So we sold all the Longhorns cows. This past spring we decided to get some Longhorn steers. We’ve only got four steers now. It’s nice to see Longhorns back in the pasture again.” “Back in the day, I would “Water, Water, Everwhere” do a lot of artificial insemination work on my cows. I was very hands-on with planning the matings and breeding. We had the cattle off the property for about 18 months before we got these little steers in here. They are just weanling steers. I want to be able to watch them grow into mature

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steers. This year we were able to cut and bale hay off the property. By Texas standards we have had a pretty nice year. It really is amazing what a good rain will do for your pasture.” “I guess my upbringing as a farmer’s son had something to do with my fascination with cattle,” Shan recalls. “As a child I was always drawing animals, especially racehorses.” In addition to critical acclaim through the watercolor societies and art competitions, Shan was also honored by American Artist Magazine as Artist of the Month in their August, 2007 issue. The accompanying article spoke of his farming background, his love of horses and Texas Longhorns and his use of photography to study his portrait subjects. It also revealed that while working at his first job with the printing company, he was able to combine his love of horses with art, working as a thoroughbred exercise rider in the evenings. According to the article, the move to the country in the early 1990s sparked Shan’s appreciation for Texas Longhorn cattle. “Since I wasn’t able to afford racehorses,” he is quoted as saying, “I figured the next best thing would be Longhorn cattle.” “Each animal is unique in color, personality and horn shape…their grace, elegance, and intelligence is hard to ignore.” Shan will take three or four rolls of photographs of a single animal in preparation for a portrait. “This way I can make notes about their personality, color, and other identifying marks…” With pho-

“Delbert Wore ‘Em” tos in hand, the artist can work comfortably in his studio, though he does not aim to re-create pictures. Shan will often combine elements from different photos to create the best composition and most accurate portrayal of his subject. Regarding his art, Shan says, “My subjects are mainly livestock and western themes. I’m currently a member of the Waterloo Watercolor Group in Austin and plan on joining the Texas Watercolor Society based in San Antonio. I don’t have gallery representation, and have no interest in that. These days I just paint when I have the free time, and what is of interest to me.” Texas Longhorn Trails


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“Rustler’s Moon,” the huge traveling trophy awarded for annual bragging rights to the winner of the trophy steer competition at the TLBAA World Championship Show, now is in full-time residence at El Coyote Ranch, Kingsville, Texas. Mr. Lee Bass, of the ownership family, said, "We are very proud of the cattle and teamwork it took to accomplish this success, and we are pleased to be able to give the Rustler's Moon trophy a permanent

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home here at El Coyote." In order to claim permanent possession of the spectacular bronze, the exhibitor must win the trophy steer competition three years in succession with a different steer each year. El Coyote accomplished this difficult feat by winning with 2011 World Champion Diablo ECR, 2012 World Champion Novillo Para Siempre, and 2013 World Champion Dixie Finale. The ranch had also claimed the World Championship in 2009 with Peaches-N-Cream, but lost out in 2010 when Ron and Donna Garrison, Doyline, Louisiana got custody of the trophy by winning the World Championship with their steer, Red Hawk. Other owners have had temporary possession of the trophy for multiple years, including the man who purchased and donated the bronze, Mahlon B. Wallace III, whose ranch was located at Rolla, Missouri. In 1993, Wallace won with a steer named J.R., and in 1994, with Fletch. H. C. Carter, Dripping Springs, Texas, won with HCC Speck in1996, in 2000 and again in 2001. Joyce Kimble’s Kimble Cattle Company, Karnes City, Texas, had custody of the bronze four years, but it was always with the same Grand Champion, Wow KCC. His wins came in 1999, 2002, 2004 and 2005. A trophy steer is defined by a magnificent set of horns, but the World Championship is more than data derived from a measuring tape. According to TLBAA Past-President John T. Baker, judging for the original competitions was done on a point basis – one through ten each for horn, for color and for conformation. The trophy steer competition actually began at the Missouri State Fair in the 1980s by TLBAA’s Show Me Affiliate. Businessman and philanthropist Mahlon Wallace developed the concept and funded the trophy, which for that competition was a tabletop version of T.D. Kelsey’s “Texas Gold,” the larger-than-life sculpture that graces the TLBAA property in Fort Worth’s Historic Stockyards District. That trophy was eventually retired by the storied Haythorn Ranch in Nebraska. The inside front cover of the August, 2013 issue of the Texas Longhorn Trails has pictures of the three El Coyote Ranch steers that won the championships that retired “Rustler’s Moon.” All have distinct personalities and special attributes, as Felix Serna proudly explained: Diablo ECR had another gig in Fort Worth before returning to the home ranch. The Bass family loaned him to the Fort Worth Zoo where he was used as a petting calf. “Dixie Finale – he is an Emperor son,” said Serna. “He is the last one that won it. He has been Reserve Champion three or four years in a row – and he finally won it.” “Novillo Para Siempre, which means Steer Forever – he’s got a twisty horn, kind of crooked – he’s kind of unique.” Peaches-N-Cream, while not one of the three consecutive winners that retired the big trophy, was nevertheless a World Champion. “His mother was Perry’s first Longhorn calf,” explained Serna, “He got it for his birthday. She is a ’94 model.” “They all have their unique characteristics. I’m a big fan of October 2013

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“We are able to utilize the steers as a tool at the same time we grow them out,” observed Serna. “The steers are not just for visual purposes, we use them to enhance wildlife habitat. When you put them in thick brush, they do a lot of the cleaning for you by eating vegetation other animals might not. They promote forbs, which help the wildlife, and they help the ecology by aerating the soil with their hooves.” “We’ve seen some benefits that increase the quail crop when you use them as a tool; they create trails and open some land that creates feed for quail and doves.” “We have forty mature steers and about fifty upand-comers,” said Serna. “We have another set that is traveling right now which is a hundred and twenty-some-odd steers. Like I said, they are a tool. We move them to different places to keep the pastures in check. They help keep the grass where it is palatable; it doesn’t get coarse and stemmy. This also keeps the grass at its highest protein level.” “You’ve got to be careful not to over-do it, but you let your boys clean out a couple of times per year. And if you have cattle that don’t know the country, you leave a steer or two in there and they become the lead steers to take them to water and show them the ropes. When you call them with the cake buggy, the steers will come and the other calves will come also.” “One of the luxuries of working with Mr. and Mrs. Bass is that they are real conscious of the environment and the ecology around here. That is a top priority. We do not by any means want to hurt our ecology on these ranches, and that’s what they support. I would say they are the best stewards of the land that I know of in our part of the world.” “Weather and Mother Nature dictate the amount of cattle we can run. When you try to tell Mother Nature what to do, you run into problems – you let her tell you.” “This is a team effort – everybody has their own responsibility. I concentrate on the purebred operation, but we all are conscious of what is around us. We have to keep in mind that our priority is to take care of what Mother Nature has given us and keep it as pristine as possible, but at the same time give it the opportunity to flourish. That is what we do in our grazing practices and whatever we do, we keep that in mind.” “At El Coyote, we are working hard to produce the allaround kind of cow and all-around kind of bull that fits any industry. We are trying to create something that has horn and color, but can also be productive in the meat industry. That’s our goal. We are fortunate enough that we have been tapping into the cattle that can show up in the show ring and are doing quite well. We are competitive in the horn industry also.” “We are using the top genetics that we can find

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our roots. We want to make sure we keep our foundation, because, if we look throughout the industry, you E constantly see the same kind of cattle, the same kind of genetics. As long as you keep a good foundation, you cannot knock down the tree. If you have a good root system, the tree will hold up for a long time. That’s what we are striving to keep – the foundation – but at the same time, keep progressive and aggressive in creating something that would fit anywhere in the cattle industry.” “When you observe the market, these Longhorns have a lot of attributes that can be beneficial. You are constantly hearing in the media about global warming – these Longhorn cattle can survive that. They have done it and will do it. We are currently fighting several droughts throughout the United States. These cattle have survived that and lived through it. These cattle don’t eat much, don’t need any help and they still can produce.” “These cattle are a true American original,” Serna continued. “The beginning of the beef industry evolved from Longhorn steers. They could travel and cover ground, and if we look back, they fed America for a long time. Then we started bringing in other breeds – but the Texas Longhorn is a true American original. There is a mystique and a lot of sentimental value; when you see a Western movie, the Longhorn is always there and if you look in the modern market of today, there are a lot of symbols that reflect back to the Longhorn. You see logos all over the place that have a Longhorn. To me, that shows stability – they have been around and will be around for a long time.” Texas Longhorn Trails


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BY SCOTTY O’BRYAN

events update

This really has been quite an exciting month in the events office and for the TLBAA. Last month, you received your copy of the TLBAA Horn Showcase Sale catalog. We received several emails, messages and calls about how excited everyone was for this grand sale. It really promises to be one that is a topper, and we are excited just to get everyone together for a good time. This month, we saw the entry deadline for entries come and go for the TLBAA Horn Showcase. Now, we are just working on getting the loose ends tied up. There is one thing we, among others, are excited to announce! The 2014 Premier Texas Longhorn Sale has made an exciting change. After doing some homework, phone calls and meetings, the TLBAA is happy to announce a name change! It shall from this point be known as… THE EDDIE WOOD COWTOWN CLASSIC! This sale will be held Saturday, January 18th at 11:00 AM at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. Naming this sale after the famous Eddie Wood appropriately will help the TLBAA start it’s 50th Anniversary year off with a bang. The late Eddie Wood was what many call the greatest Texas Longhorn auctioneer. He and his wife Joyce put on many Cowtown sales that transferred over 10,000 head of Texas Longhorn cattle. He was a man of great enthusiasm for the breed, and we are proud to name this sale after him. I hope you will put this date on your calendars to attend, as well as the General Membership meeting that will be held on January 17th, here in Fort Worth, Texas. Come one, come all. The 2014 World Show Qualifying season has taken off, and we have several shows that have already taken place. I would like to remind all our show chairs to remember to send me your World Show Qualifying applications. This will help get you on the calendar, and we can help you effectively promote your show! Speaking of promotion, there are some ways you can take advantage of advertising your show. The first is the TLBAA E-blast system. We send out Eblasts for our affiliates that are free of charge, so if your affiliate is putting on a show make sure you send out an E-blast about it! The second, is your “Affiliate News” portion in the award winning Trails magazine. This is also a free way for your affiliate to promote, educate or update the Texas Longhorn world on what is going on. For both of these services to your affiliate, contact Laura here at the office. The office number is 817-625-6241, and her email is laura@tlbaa.org. There is never a lack of excitement to be had for a TLBAA event whether it is a show, sale or meeting. We are constantly reminded what makes these events successful, the members. As we are putting together the TLBAA Horn Showcase and starting the prep work for the Eddie Wood Cowtown Classic, I have caught myself reflecting back on what a rich history the Texas Longhorn has. In that history are the many events that everyone cherishes. Everyone remembers attending their first cow show, the first sale they sold a cow at or maybe it is the first Texas Longhorn purchased. I came to know this breed at a time when Johnnie Hoffman, Blackie Graves, Mel Raley and Carolyn Hunter were house hold names in the Texas Longhorn world. Not much has changed. The enthusiasm the Texas Longhorn brings to the table is something that can’t be hidden by politics, preferences or time. I encourage you to look at the Calendar of Events towards the back of the magazine and plan your next Texas Longhorn get together! Attend these events, make connections and learn from each other. It will be time well spent, and we have this great breed to thank for it. In ending, there is something for you can help me out with! This page has been called the ‘Events Update’ for the past few months. The Trails is opening it up for a new name. Send in your suggestions to my email address ON THE SCENE! scotty@tlbaa.org by October 1st. We will review all the name suggestions for this page, and the winner will (Top to bottom): be selected and I’ll send you some TLBAA store goodies. This will be fun for you, and I look forward to 1. “Smiles McGee” Don Bordelon, everyone’s responses! 2. Dale Hunt and Joel Lemley Until next time, 3. Phil Norwood & Chase Vasut, Trails Advertising Executives.

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16th Butler Breeder’s Invitational Sale AUGUST 31, 2013 LOCKHART, TX AUCTIONEER: JOEL LEMLEY SALE COMMENTATOR: KASO KETY

Highlights Top Ten Average: $5,960.00 per head Sale Results Provided by Butler Breeders Volume Buyers: Rockin I Longhorns - Bergheim, TX John & Jane Thate, Fairmont, MN

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ockhart, Texas was again the setting for the 16th Annual Butler Breeder’s Invitational Sale held August 31, 2013. Great food, great Longhorn breeders and cattle were enjoyed by members as the sale started off with the fun donated section that included chickens, rabbits, donkeys, jewelry, quilts, etc. Also a fundraiser for Samuel Faske who was in attendance. We were all were thrilled and surprised to see such a strong wonderful young man. The sale started off and at Lot 8 things really heated up, SCC Bold Lady, consigned by David Stanley, buyer Nancy Ince sold for $18,000. Then along comes Dalgood BLC Kulik consigned by Goodman-Beadle, buyer, John & Jane Thate for $10,000. What a great sale it was, and of course, there will be a 2014 Butler Sale, Labor Day Weekend 2014. Photos by Robert & Kim Richey, Laura Standley

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$18,000

SCC BOLD LADY (2008 daughter of Bold Ruler & MF Blue’s Jumbo) Consignor: David Stanley, China Springs, TX Buyer: Rockin I Longhorns, Bergheim, TX

James Turner, Conroe, TX; Mike McLeod, Edna, TX

Jane & John Thate, Fairmont, MN

$10,000

DALGOOD BLC KULIK (2012 Son of Buckaroo Chex & Rockette’s Mijha) Consignor: Goodman-Beadle Partnership Buyer: John & Jane Thate, Fairmont, MN

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High Selling Lot: Mike McLeod; David Stanley, China Springs, TX(seller); Rockin I Longhorns, Tony Mangold, New Braunfels, TX Appreciation Award: The Dove Family, Three Rivers, TX

OTHER HIGH SELLING LOTS: $7,500 – BMP ALEJANDRA.

Consignor: Brennan & Michele Potts Buyer: Hal Meyer – Wimberly, TX

Susan & Elmer Rosenberger, Austin, TX.

$6,000 – SCC LILLY. Consignor: David Stanley, China Springs, TX Buyer: John & Jane Thate, Fairmont, MN $3,500 – SH LIBERTY ZOOM 92/4.

Consignor: Bruce & Connie Ollive, Big Sandy, TX Buyer: John & Jane Thate, Fairmont, MN

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Felicia and Russell Hooks, Jonesboro, TX Texas Longhorn Trails


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Not bringing any animals to the Horn Showcase?

Come join us for Fellowship & Learning Opportunities! October 9-13, 2013 Will Rogers Memorial Center Fort Worth, TX Seminars ~ Socials ~ Measuring ~ Non-Halter Show ~ Banquet ~ Sale OR Just come to see an impressive group of magnificent Texas Longhorns! Take a look at the Horn Showcase Sale catalog that arived with your September Trails Magazine or click the link on your E-Trails to find the perfect Registered Texas Longhorn to add to your program or to get started with this amazing breed! October 2013

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Joseph Carusa, Houston, TX; Mike McLeod

Sharon and Buck Adams, Guthrie, OK Dwayane, Scott & Doug Farrar, Richmond, TX

Bernard Lankford, Weatherford, TX; Dora Thompson, Mansfield, LA

TLBAA’s Mike Coston; Rick Friedrich, Houston, TX Connie & Malcolm Goodman, Houston, TX

Michele Potts, Emory, TX; Susan & Elmer Rosenberger, Austin, TX; Brennan Potts

Judi & Paul Sellers, Punta Gorda, FL.

Ed Shehee, Jr., Pensacola, FL

Jeanice & Mike Nance, Lexington, TX

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Dr. Bob & Susan Kropp, Perry, OK; Kyle Mathis, Okmulgee, OK

Robert Richey, San Angelo, TX

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TLBAA Committees:

Working for TLBAA Members

The TLBAA has a number of vibrant and active committees made up of TLBAA members working in various areas to come up with innovative ways to promote, preserve and grow the breed and the TLBAA. If you have ideas, we encourage you to contact a committee member as they eager to serve the membership to make the TLBAA the best it can be.

Horn Showcase & Cattle Sales Steering Committee

Ethics Committee

Terry King (Chair)....................(850) 956-4154....... tklonghorns@centurylink.net L.D. McIntyre ..........................(308) 750-8384....... tejas@mcintyreranches.com Keith DuBose ..........................(979) 277-2161 ....... kwdubose@gmail.com

Bylaws, Rules and Regulations Committee Chad Smith (Chair) ................(701) 764-6277 ....... smithlonghorns@hotmail.com Ken Morris................................(704) 361-6035 ....... khaoslonghorns@earthlink.net

Justin Rombeck (Chair) ..........(816) 536-1083 ....... justinthelonghornman@gmail.com

Larry Smith ..............................(281) 935-2811........ texasslonghorns@aol.com

David Roberts (HSC Chair) ....(573) 406-9868 ...... info@robertslonghorns.com

Gary Bowdoin ..........................(254) 640-0844 ...... tonkawacattleco@aol.com

Dawn Divinia (HSC Sale Chair) (972) 890-8891....... dawn@ddrlonghorns.com

Joel Lemley ..............................(325) 668-3552 ...... jlem@camalott.com

Alex Dees..................................(541) 358-8787....... atdees@aol.com

L.D. McIntyre ..........................(308) 750-8384....... tejas@mcintyreranches.com

Darlene Aldridge, DVM ..........(979) 272-3600 ...... darlene@starcreekranch.com Suzanne Torkildsen ................(979) 249-4255 ...... sktorkildsen@gmail.com Jimmy Jones ............................(334) 382-6840 ...... horseshoejlonghorns@centurytel.net Tom Smith................................(616) 293-0977....... tom@widespreadranch.com

50th Anniversary Committee Robert & Kim Richey (Co-Chair) (325) 942-1198 ....... r3ranch@aol.com

New Building Committee

Larry & Glen Smith (Co-Chair) (281) 935-2811........ texasslonghorns@aol.com

John Parmley (Chair) ..............(281) 541-1201........ john@jspservicesinc.com

Teresa Bowdoin........................(254) 486-2288 ...... run4funbow@aol.com

Bernard Lankford ....................(817) 341-2013........ moriahfarmsbl@aol.com

Joyce Wood ..............................(405) 642-6238....... paydayranch@hughes.net

Lana Hightower ......................(903) 681-1093 ....... glcattleco@aol.com

Tina DuBose ............................(979) 277-2656 ...... dubosetina@yahoo.com

Glenn Phipps ..........................(940) 659-4225 ...... glenn@ipranch.com Dora Thompson ......................(318) 872-6329....... echoofambush@aol.com

Bright Future Scholarship Committee Tammy Tiner (Chair) ..............(979) 777-5256 ...... rafter-h@rafter-h-longhorns.com Della Serna ..............................(361) 294-5462....... dserna@elcoyote.com Connie Goodman....................(713) 782-8422....... dalgood@comcast.net Kathy Kittler ............................(501) 690-0771........ k.kittler@hotmail.com Lorinda Valentine ....................(270) 393-2012 ....... panthercreekranch@att.net

H.O.R.N.S. Committee

Joel & Shirley Lemley ..............(325) 668-3552 ...... jlem@camalott.com Charlene Semkin ....................(580) 336-2925 ...... semkin@mindspring.com

Lean Beef Committee Vincent Girolamo (Chair) ......(214) 542-4727....... whiterockranch@hotmail.com Charlene Semkin ....................(580) 336-2925 ...... semkin@mindspring.com Terry Noey ................................(972) 201-0109........ longhorns@angelwolfranch.com Jim Rombeck............................(620) 257-5247....... jl.rombeck@outlook.com Kathy Kittler ............................(501) 690-0771........ k.kittler@hotmail.com

Educational/Research Advisory Committee Dr. Bob Kropp (Chair) ............(580) 336-0220....... bob.kropp@okstate.edu Matt McGuire ..........................(405) 742-4351....... semkinlonghorns@mindspring.com

Elmer Rosenberger (Chair) ....(512) 266-3250....... elmer@riovistaranch.com

Mark Hubbell ..........................(269) 838-3083....... hubbelllonghorns@aol.com

Robert Richey ..........................(325) 942-1198 ....... r3ranch@aol.com

Dr. David Hillis........................(512) 789-6659....... doublehelix@att.net

Louis Christa ............................(210) 827-3940 ....... lchri58@msn.com

Felix Serna ................................ (361) 294-5331 ...... fserna@elcoyote.com

Jay Faske ....................................(979) 289-2353 ...... faskefamily@gmail.com

John T. Baker ............................(512) 515-6730 ....... jtb2@earthlink.net

Dr. David Hillis ........................(512) 789-6659....... doublehelix@att.net

Russell Hooks ..........................(409) 381-0616 ....... russellh@longhornroundup.com

Rick Fritsche ..............................(817) 625-6241 ....... rick@tlbaa.org

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Affiliate Relations Committee

World Show Qualifying Circuit Steering Committee

Deb Lesyk (Chair)....................(306) 867-9427....... halters.buckets@yahoo.com

Kevin Rooker (Chair) ..............(940) 748-1031 ....... krooker@centurylink.net

Tina DuBose ............................(979) 277-2656 ...... dubosetina@yahoo.com

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

Ethan Loos ..............................(217) 617-0420 ....... eloos5@msn.com

Ron Garison ............................(318) 987-3914 ....... donnasdg1@aol.com

Jeff Jespersen ............................(780) 966-3320....... jeffj91@hotmail.com

Cody Himmelreich ..................(303) 775-2034....... hi5longhorns@att.net

Louis Christa ............................(210) 827-3940 ....... lchri58@msn.com

Kim Nikodym ..........................(405) 387-2460....... bardies@hotmail.com

Art Anders ................................(308) 665-2457

Matt McGuire ..........................(405) 742-4351....... semkinlonghorns@mindspring.com

Sheryl Johnson ........................(503) 829-9459....... j5longhorns@yahoo.com

Miniature Texas Longhorn Steering Committee

Trails/Marketing Committee Mike Crawford (Chair)............(972) 489-3832 ......mike_crawford@mccom.com

Mark Christenson (Chair) ......(941) 322-0224....... mark@mini-texaslonghorns.com

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

Johnny Hicks............................(269) 721-3473....... hicksamericanbulldogs@yahoo.com

Craig Perez ..............................(979) 906-0043....... cperz1@hotmail.com

John Miller ..............................(817) 614-0742 ....... chapelassembly@verizon.net

Robert Richey ..........................(325) 942-1198 ....... r3ranch@aol.com

Julie Pack ..................................(254) 592-9140....... info@lazyjpranch.com

Laura Standley..........................(817) 625-6241 ....... laura@tlbaa.org

Craig Perez ..............................(979) 906-0043....... cperz1@hotmail.com

Myra Basham ..........................(817) 625-6241 ....... myra@tlbaa.org

Linda McKay ............................(405) 527-8833....... X789G401@aol.com

Ashley Loos ..............................(217) 653-8403....... ashley@tlbaa.org

NEWS On the Trail...

TLBAA Members Visit with Kentucky Senator

Texas Longhorns Represented at the Great Texas Balloon Race

TLBAA was represented in Longview, TX on July 26-27, 2014 at the Great Texas Balloon Race. This world class event was actually the host of the 2013 Nationals, drawing serious balloon competitors and a large crowd to experience the amazing, beatutiful spectacle pre-

sented by the large group of beautiful balloons. TLBAA members Lana Hightower and Donnie Taylor not only supplied information about the ETLA and TLBAA through a display booth, but Donnie graciously brought one of his favorite Longhorn females, Stockanna, for people to experience a Longhorn up close. Stockanna handled the large number of visitors coming by the pens as well as the noise of balloons being fired very well. Lana said there was a lot of interest expressed in the Texas Longhorn breed.

More News on the Trail on pg. 74

TLBAA members Lynette and James Haltom with Kentucky Senator Rand Paul (center). On August 9, 2013, Lynette and James Haltom of Haltom Hollar Ranch, London, KY, met Kentucky Senator Paul Rand at a town hall forum in Manchester, KY. They talked a little about politics, but mostly about Texas Longhorns. The Haltoms gave the Senator an open invitation to visit their ranch anytime. Although his busy schedule will probably prevent a vist, they never give up an opportunity to promote the Texas Longhorn breed!

We want your news! If you have been featured in local or national news, have participated in a special event or promotion spotlighting Texas Longhorns or simply have a family/business success to announce as a member, email laura@tlbaa.org so your item can be considered for News on The Trail.

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HERD HEALTH

Detecting Signs of Disease in Cattle by Heather Smith Thomas

A conscientious stockman learns to tell the difference between a healthy animal and a sick one.

It helps to be able to detect subtle signs of early disease; early detection and early treatment can often make the difference of life or death, quick recovery or prolonged treatment and convalescence, for that animal. Disease is a term that refers to any condition resulting in impairment of normal function. We tend to think of a disease as something caused by infection with bacteria or viruses, but poor health can also be the result of parasites, malnutrition, congenital defects or injury—anything that interferes with proper body function. The best way to become a good judge of health and a reader of subtle signs of early symptoms of disease is to spend time with your cattle. Seeing them on a regular basis (whether feeding them during winter, or in a feedlot, or just walking, driving or riding through a group of cattle frequently) enables the observant stockman to recognize the signs of health or sickness. Dr. Charlie Deyhle has practiced veterinary medicine for 36 years and is now in Canyon, Texas doing ranch and feedlot consulting work. “In a feedlot, for instance, it’s crucial to be able to identify the calf that doesn’t feel well. Usually your first impression is correct. I’ve seen people try to talk themselves into thinking the calf is ok, when in reality it is not,” says Deyhle. It’s hard to describe or quantify symptoms in a calf that doesn’t feel well. Even if he doesn’t feel good, he may become more alert just because he sees you. Cattle

Cattle are prey animals, and that calf’s goal in life is to not let you know that he doesn’t feel good. He doesn’t want to be singled by a predator. are prey animals, and that calf’s goal in life is to not let you know that he doesn’t feel good. He doesn’t want to be singled by a predator. Quietly observe the herd or group of cattle from a bit of distance at first—before they become aware of your presence—in order to detect the ones that are a little dull. Signs to look for are cattle off by themselves, depression, ears drooping instead of up and alert. “On closer inspection look for sunken eyes, moist cough, or lack of gut fill. We usually say that sick cattle

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don’t eat, and cattle that don’t eat get sick. This may be influenced by what you are feeding them, but most cattle go off feed if they are sick. A calf might nibble a little, but isn’t consuming enough nutrition,” says Deyhle. The sick calf might go to the feed bunk with his buddies because he feels safer with the group and wants to be where they are, but he may just stand there and not eat much. “If you can determine whether or not a calf feels good or feels bad, you can pick out the ones that are sick.” It helps to know your cattle, and their eating/grazing habits—and what’s normal or not for certain times of day. There are times they graze or eat, or go to water, or rest and chew the cud. If an individual is resting when the others are grazing, this might be a clue that it isn’t feeling well. The stockman will know what’s normal and what is not normal, for his/her cattle. “We have to consider breed disposition and general attitude. If you look at them early in the morning when they are waking up, this can give clues about how Texas Longhorn Trails


they feel—when they are just getting up and stretching. We see most of the signs of nasal discharge and congestion early in the morning before they have been up and moving and warmed up with sunlight on them,” says Deyhle. In a cow/calf herd, pay attention to any cow with a full udder. If her calf hasn’t nursed recently, the calf may be ill. Often the first sign of sickness in a young calf—even before he shows obvious signs of pneumonia or breaks with scours—is that he doesn’t feel like nursing. “Pay attention to any animal that’s alone or off by itself. You can also look at how the animal moves. Moving slowly or reluctantly can also be a clue. If you can determine that a calf feels bad, and there’s no specific reason that he should feel bad (recent dehorning, branding, castrating, etc.) there’s a chance he’s sick. There may or may not be something you can see, and it often entails the use of another sense (what we might call a gut feeling that there’s something not quite right with that animal) to detect that the animal feels bad.” It always helps to be very familiar with your own cattle, and to have a good feel for what is normal behavior for them. Then if there is something a little outside that “normal” perception, you need to take a closer look.

Nutritional or Parasite Issues May Be Involved

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be a herd-wide problem rather than just an individual case of disease. “We have had a little more moisture recently in this part of Texas, east of I-35, and this may change the picture for parasites in calves. Pastures that have been pretty intensively grazed now have some new green growth—so this summer we may have an increase in parasite transmission,” says Deyhle. During hot, dry weather the parasites don’t live very long outside the host animal. If cattle are confined in small

Good health also depends on adequate nutrition. Cattle must have enough energy, protein and trace minerals to develop a strong immune system. “Keep track of the cattle regarding feed supply (pasture resources or the feed being fed) and feed intake. Are they full or are they empty? What does their fecal material look like? Is it red, brown, black, transparent and horizontal (watery diarrhea shooting out in a stream), or normal?” The color and texture/consistency of calf feces or cow manure can tell you a lot about what the animal is eating and the health of that animal. “Since the summer of 2011 we’ve had severe health issues in young calves. Much of this has been linked to failure of passive transfer,” says Deyhle. The cows were thin and didn’t provide adequate nutrients to the developing fetus to create a strong immune system, and didn’t provide adequate antibodies via colostrum. Calves that were born to droughtstressed cows were not as healthy. Calves that don’t have good passive immunity often have problems. Even if cattle are vaccinated, they may not mount a good response if they are malnourished. “There is a difference between vaccination and immunization. A lot of people equate the two, but they are not the same. Vaccination is the procedure, and immunization is what we hope to achieve. The animal must be in proper position to respond,” explains Deyhle.

There is a difference between vaccination and immunization. Vaccination is the procedure, and immunization is what we hope to achieve. The animal must be in proper position to respond.

areas or short on grass and grazing it down to the ground there is also a higher incidence of transmission. “In southeast Texas the parasite issues will be major, this summer and fall. It won’t be as big a risk for the young calves on their mamas, but more for the stocker cattle and older animals,” he says.

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In a cow/calf herd, pay attention to any cow with a full udder. If her calf hasn’t nursed recently, the calf may be ill.


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Division B Directors To Be Elected

Coming up for nominations soon will be all Division B directors, consisting of two (2) At-Large positions and Regions 7-12. Watch for your nomination form being mailed 90 days prior to our Annual Membership Meeting which will be held in Fort Worth, Texas in January 2014. According to the TLBAA By-Laws, Section 2—D: At least ninety (90) days prior to the Annual Membership Meeting, the TLBAA Office shall mail to the Active and Lifetime Members a request for nomination of individual or individuals for Director in the member’s representational region. Such member nominations shall be received in the Association office no later than sixty (60) days prior to the Annual Meeting. In order that any member nominee be eligible to be placed on the election ballot, he must receive write-in nominations from five (5) members who are Active or Lifetime Members. Should there be no members nominated by the membership for a particular Region, or should a nominee decline to have his name placed on the ballot, the Board of Directors will appoint an Active or Lifetime Member in good standing domiciled within the division to fill the vacant position at the same meeting as the election of TLBAA officers.

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

Please send an acknowledgement to: Name ________________________________________ Address ______________________________________ City ____________________ State _____ Zip _______ My Name _____________________________________ Address ______________________________________ City ____________________ State _____ Zip _______

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Division C Regions 13 - 18

Division A Regions 1-6 Division B Regions 7 - 12

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

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

Enclosed is my gift of ___ $25 ___$50 ___$100 __$_____

___ In memory of: ______________________________ ___ In honor of: ________________________________ Name of person to be remembered. Please print. Please mail form and donation to the Texas Longhorn Breeders of America Foundation, P.O. Box 4430, Ft. Worth, TX 76164. Texas Longhorn Trails


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By Henry King

The Fort Worth Herd was formed in 1999 to celebrate the city’s 150th birthday. Fifteen steers, representing the fifteen decades, paraded from Sundance Square downtown, north on Main Street to the Historic Stockyards District. The impact of the Herd was so spectacular that it has become a permanent fixture of the Stockyards. Twice-daily cattle drives and related educational offerings are now dynamic tourist attractions. The cattle-drive Herd is a spectacular unit comprised of sixteen (another decade, another steer) unique individuals, each unique in appearance and each a unique personality. Steers in the ‘special events’ unit are not used in the cattle drives, but instead are used for educational and promotional purposes. Like any living organism, the Herd is subject to change. Retirements and replacements mean that the composition of the unit is altered with the passage of time. This article spotlights some recent personnel changes in what is arguably one of the most dynamic tourist attractions in the nation. Kristin Jaworski has managed The Herd since 2002. Her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Master’s degree in Management make her a perfect fit for the job as Trail Boss of the Fort Worth Herd. In addition to day-to-day management, she has expanded aspects of The Herd to include educational programs and media relations, but the daily cattle drives at 11:30 and 4:00 o’clock is the most important and the most publicly visible. Her affection for the individual animals in her charge becomes obvious when she talks about them.

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exas Red is our youngest steer in the Fort Worth Herd,” said Jaworski. “He was acquired for a different purpose – he was going to be our steer for the educational program…to teach kids the difference between a young calf and a mature steer so they could really compare and see the difference between a young animal and the older, trophy-size steers. What we wanted to do is find a sponsor – somebody who would donate a young Texas Longhorn steer to the Herd for the education program and add a whole different element to the cattle drives.” “So that is when we found Texas Red 554. He was born 2-12 of 2012. He was originally from Ethan Loos, Columbus, IL and he was donated to us by Johnston Legal Group, Haltom City, TX. One of their wishes in supporting the Herd – they are on our Friends of the Fort Worth Herd board – is that they always wanted to have their very own Texas Longhorn in the Fort Worth Herd. So this is a win-win for us.” “Texas Red was an unbranded steer,” explained Jaworski, “so basically this allows Johnston Legal Group to brand Texas Red with their holding brand and the Fort Worth Herd brand, bring him from Illinois and let him join the Fort Worth Herd.” “We expected a sweet, young yearling calf,” Kristin laughed, “but what we got was a rambunctious ball of energy that didn’t want to be isolated, but wanted to be with the herd immediately. He jumped the fence the first day – that was his way of telling us that he wanted to be in with the herd, which we were fine with. And he has been in there ever since.” Texas Red’s sire is WS Jamakizim and his dam is Cherry Coke 61 by Hunts Command Respect. “He is beautiful and his conformation is great,” said Kristin. “We received Texas Red in October 2012. He had just been weaned, he had just been castrated, and he was young – he was really young, and he was so small compared to the other steers. He buddied up with Frosty – Frosty is his best friend and they go down the street together, side by side every single day. If you see Frosty, you’ll see Texas Red.” “The best story about Texas Red is that we will push him down the street with the

rest of the herd, but you couldn’t see him so you couldn’t find him. He is so little, he’d get in the middle of the herd and you couldn’t find him, so we had to put a bell around his neck so we could hear him instead. So Texas Red wears his own little bell.” “He still wears the bell, but he is not as little as he used to be – he is growing significantly. The horn measurement we took on Texas Red was 33.5 inches, and he continues to grow. He is the youngest steer to ever join the Herd family. It is most important that everybody remembers – don’t let him fool you – he thinks he’s a big boy. And as he grows up, we are going to have to look for another calf to replace him; we just haven’t reached that point yet. But that’s the plan.” “We are still using him in the education class—he has been there for every one of them.” When the steers first come into the Herd, they are put in quarantine to make sure they are healthy, but that didn’t work for Texas Red. He didn’t want to be by himself. “When we first got him,” observed Jaworski, “he had just been taken off his mother, so he was a little nervous, but he met his new buddies, joined his new herd family and fit in just perfect.” Texas Longhorn Trails


By Dr. Bob Kropp George Chiga Endowed Professor of Beef Cattle, Oklahoma State University Chairman, TLBAA Education Committee

A proper health program for your registered Texas Longhorn program should be partnership between your local veterinarian and yourself. Understanding the health requirements for entrance into most shows, sales and other events is critical so that necessary health papers can be generated in a timely manner. Since the size and scope of most Texas Longhorn programs vary substantially, there is no “one health and vaccination program that fits all”, but the herd health program that each Texas Longhorn breeder utilizes should be “tailor made” to fit the individual needs of the program. An outstanding working relationship with your local veterinarian is essential for your herd health program to be a success. Proper immunization is necessary to limit and possibly prevent common diseases of cattle, such as Clostridial (Blackleg, Maglinant edema and Entertoxemia) infections, Leptospirosis, Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR) virous, Parainfluenza3 (PI3) virus, Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD) virus, Bovine Respiratory Syncytial Virus (BRSV) and pneumonia resulting form pasteurella.

Killed (Inactivated) vaccines (KV) vs. Modified-Live vaccines (MLV).

The most common vaccines on the market are either killed or modified-live vaccines.

Killed virus (KV) - Most killed vaccines are pro-

vided in a liquid form that is ready for immediate use. The viruses in this vaccine have been killed, so when they are injected into an animal the dead virus stimulates an immune response. There is little risk for killed vaccine to cause disease. The vaccine contains an adjuvant which helps the dead viral particles to cause an immune reaction. Killed vaccines can be

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given to pregnant cows. Killed vaccine requires two doses to provide protection.

Modified Live Virus vaccine (MLV)

- Modified-live vaccines usually come in box with a dry pow-

der form in a bottle that must be reconstituted prior to use. Another bottle containing the reconstitution agent accompanies the bottle of the dry powder The reconstitution agent must be mixed with the dry powder prior to injection into the animal. These vaccines should be used within a few hours after reconstitution and they are very sensitive to heat and sunlight and should be handled appropriately. The viruses have been modified so that when the vaccine is injected into the animal they replicate as if they were the regular virus except they cannot cause disease. In this manner the immune response is similar to infection by the virus. MLV vaccine generally should not be used in pregnant animals unless you have followed the label of the vaccine you are using. MLV vaccines may provide protection with one dose but generally two doses are recommended. It is important that all vaccines are handled and stored properly to maintain their potency. ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE CAREFULLY. A vaccination schedule for various classes of animals on your farm follows. It is very important that you consult with your local veterinarian on terms of specific vaccinations that should be administered to your herd.

Vaccination Schedule

Pre-weaning_____________ Vaccinate all calves at approximately 2-4 months of age with two vaccinations • Vaccinate for Blackleg, Malignant Edema and Enterotoxemia by using a 7-way Clostridium Chauvoei-Septicum-Novyi-Sordellii-Perfringens Types C & D Bacterin-Toxoid. • Vaccinate for Leptospirosis by using a 5-way Leptospira Canicola-Grippotyphosa-Hardjo-IcterohaemorrhagiaePomona Bacterin Texas Longhorn Trails


t n e m n g i s Con Deadline 13 20 , 1 r e b m Nove January 18, 2014 – 11:00 a.m. – West Sale Arena – Will Rogers Memorial Complex – Fort Worth, Texas Name of TLBAA Member: ________________________________________________ Membership # _______________ Name of Animal: ___________________________________________________________ TLBAA # _______________ Heifer _____ Pair _____

MATURE STEERS CONSIDERED FOR CONSIGNMENT

PICTURE OF ANIMAL ____INCLUDED ____EMAILED

OCV VACCINATED Yes _____ No _____

CONSIGNMENT FEES PER LOT ($200 per head + 7% commission)_______________________ DUE AT TIME OF CONSIGNMENT

ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS: Must have completed transfer application, original TLBAA certificate or dual registration certificates, completed consignment form and quality photo in TLBAA office. Consignment fees will not be refunded on animals pulled from the sale. The committee will select the top animals. BREEDING INFORMATION Cow Exposed to __________________________________________ From ______________ To ________________ Bull’s Name Cow Exposed to __________________________________________ From ______________ To ________________ Bull’s Name Calf at Side Information: Sex _________________ Date Calved ________________________________ Sired by _________________________________________________________

COMMENTS _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________

WAIVER/CONSENT FORM (This form must be signed and returned in order to complete your consignment.) The Eddie Wood Cowtown Classic (EWCC) assumes no responsibility or liability for any guarantee made by the consignor. All guarantees are strictly between the consignor (seller) and the buyer. EWCC or the Will Rogers Complex is not responsible for the health or safety of any animal consigned to the sale. This includes loss of life, loss by theft or other perils. All consignors must comply with all the rules and regulations. The undersigned hereby agrees to conditions of the sale and agree that all guarantees are between seller and buyer. The undersigned further agrees to indemnify and hold harmless EWCC, sale employees, the Will Rogers Complex, and duly authorized representatives from any and all claims, demands, causes of action or liabilities of any nature which may arise from or are in any way related to The Eddie Wood Cowtown Classic. The undersigned agrees that if the buyer is unable to accept delivery because of Interstate health requirements, the consignor, not EWCC or its management, shall be responsible for refund or adjustment.

_______________________________________________________ Owner of Animal/Consignor’s Signature

__________________________ Date

THIS FORM MUST BE ATTACHED TO ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE WITH COMPLETED TRANSFER FORM AND PICTURE. THE DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS NOVEMBER 1, 2013. P.O. Box 4430 Fort Worth, TX 76164 817-625-6241

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Vaccinate all calves to be retained past weaning (replacement heifers, bull calves, steers) at approximately 2-4 weeks prior to weaning with the following vaccinations: • Provide a Clostridial booster by revaccinating using a 7-way Clostridium Chauvoei-Septicum-Novyi-Sordellii-Perfrin-

gens Types C & D Bacterin-Toxoid • Protection against respiratory diseases and a booster for Leptospirosis can be provided by vaccinating with an IBR-BVD-PI3-BRSV (KILLED)-Lepto5 Vaccine. Make sure that the vaccine is recommended for nursing calves. • A Pasteurella haemolytica toxoid vaccination is also recommended, especially if your herd has experienced significant respiratory issues. .

There is no “one health and vaccination program that fits all”. Your local vet can help you tailor your program to fit your needs. At Weaning of calves from dams (6-8 months of age) _____________________________ Vaccinate all calves retained past weaning (replacement heifers, bull calves, steers) with the following vaccinations: • Provide an additional Clostridial booster by revaccinating using a 7-way Clostridium Chauvoei-SepticumNovyi-Sordellii-Perfringens Types C & D Bacterin-Toxoid • Booster protection against respiratory diseases and an additional booster for Leptospirosis can be provided by vaccinating with an IBR-BVD-PI3-BRSV (Modified Live Virus)-Lepto5 Vaccine. Make sure that the vaccine is recommended for non-nursing calves. DO NOT ALLOW CALVES TO RETURN TO THEIR DAMS AFTER VACCINATION WITH A MLV VACCINE DUE TO THE POTENTIAL FOR ABORTIONS TO OCCUR DUE TO THE TRANSMISSION OF THE BVIRUS FROM CALF TO DAM VIA NURSING. • A Pasteurella haemolytica toxoid booster vaccination should be provided. • Calfhood vaccination of replacement heifers with strain 51 Brucella abortus vaccine is recommended. Many sales require heifers to OCV (OFFICIAL CALFHOOD VACCINATED) to be transported across state lines. .

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At One Year of Age_________ Vaccinate all one year old cattle (replacement heifers, bull calves, steers) with the following vaccinations: • Provide an additional Clostridal booster by revaccinating using a 7-way Clostridium Chauvoei-SepticumNovyi-Sordellii-Perfringens Types C & D Bacterin-Toxoid • Booster protection against respiratory diseases and an additional booster for Leptospirosis can be provided by vaccinating with an IBR-BVD-PI3-BRSV (Modified Live Virus) Vaccine using Lepto 5 Vaccine as a diluent. • If females are moved in and out of the herd on a frequent basis and the bulls being used as service sires are non-virgin bulls, it is recommended that the yearling heifers and yearling bull calves be vaccinated for Vibriosis by using a Campylobacter Fetus vaccine. Vibrio and Lepto-5 can be purchased as one vaccine. Vibrio vaccine should be administered at least 30 days prior to the breeding season because of potential abortion problems.

Cowherd & Herd Bulls___

1. Vaccinate all cows and herd bulls annually with the following vaccinations: • Vaccinate for Leptospirosis by using a 5-way Leptospira Canicola-Grippotyphosa-Hardjo-IcterohaemorrhagiaePomona Bacterin • If cows are moved in and out of the herd on a frequent basis and the bulls being used as service sires are non-virgin bulls, it is recommended that the cowherd be vaccinated for Vibriosis by using a Campylobacter Fetus vaccine. Vibrio and Lepto-5 can be purchased as one vaccine, but must be administered after calving and at least 30 days before breeding because of potential abortion problems.

Summary

It is important that you and your veterinarian develop a vaccination program tailored to fit the needs of the herd and that it is implemented within current management practices. Vaccine selection and proper vaccine equipment handling are only two components of a well-structured herd health program. If there is an absence of proper biosecurity practices, proper nutrition and proper management, any well planned vaccination program may be ineffective. Always include your local veterinarian in preventative herd health decisions and always read and adhere to product instructions and precautions. Texas Longhorn Trails


Dear TLBT Members,

Things are beginning to get busy! We have just had our first few shows, and we have many more coming up, plus the Horn Showcase in just a few weeks. I look forward to seeing everybody at these upcoming events. At the State Fair of Texas in Dallas, we will be holding a TLBT General Membership meeting. The agenda is very full. We will be discussing new rules, all of the fun events that we have planned, as well as some changes to the policies and procedures that will alter the process of nominating officers and directors. I hope that everyone will try to attend the meeting to catch up on all of our new plans and suggest new ideas to help us moving forward. Also, I have created a new Facebook page called “TLBT Pic Page” that people can tag pictures on from Longhorn events. These will be used to make the slide show viewed at the World Show Banquet, so please, take as many pictures as you can, and help us to make this year’s slide show awesome! Again, I just wanted to remind people that our service project is Variety, The Children’s Charity of Texas, and we will be hosting “Cow Patty Bingo” to benefit the cause. I hope that everyone will look into this program, and help us out in raising money for children with special needs. At the Horn Showcase, there will be several donation lots, including a young miniature donkey, with the funds going to the TLBT. Help us to get the word out and try and bring in a lot of money for our upcoming year. I hope everyone has a safe and fun year ahead of them, and I look forward to seeing y’all in the coming months.

TLBT OFFICER SPOTLIGHT

Jake Vinson

TLBT Office: Senior Director Age: 16 years old School: Hico High School Number of Years in the TLBT: 4 What are the benefits in being a TLBT Officer or Director? Influence on the decision making of next year’s show season.

Sincerely,

Tarah Moore, TLBT President

Why do you enjoy showing Texas Longhorns? They are easy handling and have hilarious personalities. They are generally a very low maintenance breed to show. Do you see the TLBT helping you with your future career? Yes, and I think that the major benefits will come through the Senior Heifer Sale to help with educational expenses.

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What have you learned over the past year through the TLBT? I have learned a great deal about Longhorns as a breed and some history on them. What would be your advice to a newcomer? Make friends, the more people you know the more fun and help you can get later on down the road. Texas Longhorn Trails


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The weather has been a real challenge this summer for us farmers and ranchers in Alberta. Some areas of the province have experienced high moisture and rainfall with cool temperatures while the southern parts of the province have had hot temperatures with no rain. This is no comparison to our Southern U.S. neighbors who are experiencing drought and fires….our hearts go out to you. In July, the Association attended the World Plowing Event for the Olds Centennial in Olds, Alberta. There were 60 competitors from over 30 countries registered for the event. The Association set up our display booth and handed out information about the Texas Longhorns and our members. With 5,000 spectators per day for the event, the trade exhibitors were kept busy, including our Association representatives, answering questions. Visitors from all over the world including Argentina, Australia, Brazil and New Zealand, to name a few, stopped by expressing interest in the Texas Longhorn cattle. Charlotte Beler commented, “If we would have had 10 butchered animals there to sell, the meat would have been sold in no time at all.” Thank you to S A TEX A T Mike Donnelly, Ken & Charlotte Beler and Ron Walker for their time looking after the Association R E ALB GHORN display during this premier world event. LON TION The Association is planning on attending other agriculture events throughout the year proA I ASSOC moting the Texas Longhorn cattle and Association members. These events will include Edmonton Northlands Farm Fair, Camrose Bull Congress, Peace Country Beef Congress and Cattlemen’s Corral. Ron Walker, President The Pedigree Picnic scheduled at Mike Donnelly’s ranch in August was postponed due to unfore(403) 548-6684 seen circumstances. walkersu7texslonghorns@gmail.com Ron Walker will be holding his annual Texas Longhorn & Ranch Horse Sale on November 16, 2013 at Oyen, Alberta. If you require information or catalog, please contact Ron at (403) 548-6684 or email walkersu7texaslonghorns@gmail.com. The Alberta Texas Longhorn Association continues to welcome people from all over the world to join our Association and experience the excitement of owning Texas Longhorn cattle.

Affiliate & Show Chairman Reminders 1. A completed application form should be sent to the office prior to your show. You can do this by email. All forms are in the Show Procedures Handbook that can be found under the show tab on our website. 2. All show programs/results, must have the animals TLBAA number. Animals sent in with pending will not be entered into the show program. Also, I can help you build a show program through HORNS that will have all of the animal information and you will not have to type it all in. 3. Your show results hardcopy and $5.00 qualifying fee per animal/per division should be in the office within 14 days of your show. We will be unable to accept results that come in extremely late, or without the qualifying fees. You can also scan the official results, with the judge’s signature, and email them to me. All show forms and results should be sent to Scotty O’Bryan at the TLBAA office, or emailed to scotty@tlbaa.org

AFFILIATES… Send Us Your News!

Is your Longhorn Affiliate celebrating a big event, hosting a show, a sale or just having a monthly meeting? If so, spread the news to the entire TLBAA by submitting your information to the Trails each month. Don’t forget to send photos, if you have them. Simply email your information to the Trails, Laura Standley at laura@tlbaa.org or call her at (817) 625-6241. We want to hear from you to help spread the news about your local Texas Longhorn activities.

Check out the TLBAA website for the Affiliate Programs at: www.tlbaa.org/tlbaa/affiliateprograms.html

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As the editor, I receive various interesting photos along with explanations either through the mail or e-mail. I would like to share some of them with you in the Trails magazine each month. If you have an interesting tid-bit or photo that may not be suitable for “Just for Grins”, please send them to me. You may end up in the next issue of the Trails!

Yep, I love my Longhorn cows. I work hard to support my habit. Thanks for all the help and support. I took my old golf cart to Mississippi and had it painted glossy black, bought a set of short Longhorns off of Ebay (had to have short ones to get into the garage). Well, the golf cart dealership had to go to the internet to see which way to turn the horns(????)... Long story short, here is a photo. Just pure poor country folk having a good time! Thanks always, Marie Galloway, The Family Tradition Farm, Bogalusa, LA. October 2013

r kindly We thank these folks fo A A office. droppin’ in at the TLB Paula Fowler, Decatur, TX with Kim Adams.

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IN MEMORIAM William (Bill) Joseph Le’AN (December 11, 1944 - August 16, 2013) William (Bill) Le'AN, 68, of Humansville, MO, passed away suddenly on Friday, August 16th, 2013. A lifelong resident of Humansville, he was one of two children born to Roland and Jo Le'AN. Bill began his auctioneering career working with Everett Griffin of Fair Play. He and Ronnie Bruce formed the Bruce and Le’AN Auction Company and were partners for nearly 40 years. Bill began to specialize in working with Texas Longhorn Cattle and was well known in the Longhorn industry as an auctioneer, showman, and judge traveling the country to participate in Texas Longhorn events. He was a popular member of both the TLBAA and ITLA. Longtime friend Oren O’Dell of Osawatomie, Kansas reported that “Col. Bill was so respected over 1,000 people attended his viewing. I spent many hours with him, going to sales and shows throughout the years. He was a true friend. Bill never met a stranger, he was always greeting people with a big smile and handshake. Col. Bill will be missed throughout the Longhorn world.” Others reacting to his sudden passing had these comments: "Bill made everything better! We will all miss him." – Ron Jones, Salida, Colorado. "His quiet tone itself had

your respect in whatever he had to say. His smile was so contagious that you would light up around him. He made you want to be a better person." – Bear Davidson, Catlett, VA. "Bill was the kind of man that when gone you wish you had known better. Somebody said that no one really cares what you have to say until they know how much you care. I believe Bill understood this. He will be missed." – John Helm, Red Oak, Texas. "We were privileged to be able to spend some time visiting during his trip to Colorado a few days ago. Bill was widely respected both as an auctioneer and breeder of Texas Longhorns, and especially appreciated for his good humor, warm personality and kindness." – Stan Searle, Monument, Colorado. Another love of Bill's was bluegrass music. He hosted a Bluegrass radio show for 10 years. He loved to ride motorcycles, and he and Jo took many riding trips. Golf was another of Bill's passions, along with fishing and hunting. He served on the School Board for several years and drove a school bus for more than 10 years. He cared about youth and coached softball and baseball. He owned several businesses at various times including pawn shops in both Humansville

and Bolivar. Bill was a Christian and a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Humansville. He was a 33rd degree Mason in the Bolivar Chapter and was an Honorary Kentucky Colonel. He is survived by his wife Jo; his father Roland Le'AN and mother Beatrice Jo Hudy; brother Darrell Le'AN and his wife Donna of Humansville; sons Kelley Le'AN of Pittsburg, Missouri, Michael Le'AN and his wife Lana of El Dorado Springs, Missouri; daughters Kimberly Flores and her husband Eddie of Springfield and Jo Dee Ryan of Springfield; step-daughters Lynn Nuckolls and her husband Robert of Oak Grove, Missouri and Cindi Creech and her husband Ronnie of Republic, Missouri; 16 grandchildren several great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be given to the Humansville Alumni Scholarship Fund in memory of Bill Le'AN c/o Murray Funeral Home or Melody Bays; 400 S. Bolivar Rd., Humansville, MO 65674.

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The December Trails issue will feature a complete wrap up of the event, including a complete record of all measurements! A great reference issue that folks will refer back at often. Contact Ashley Loos at (217) 653-8403 or eloos5@msn.com or Laura Standley at (817) 625-6241 or laura@tlbaa.org.

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TLBAA Breed Advisory Committee’s

October - Herd Management Guide Spring Calving:

1. Wean spring born calves that are approximately 7-8 months of age. If you are involved in a performance program, the calves should be weighed at weaning and their weights adjusted to a 205-day equivalent and weaning ratios calculated. 2. Vaccinate newly weaned calves with 7-way Clostridial bacterin (blackleg and malignant edema) as well as IBR-PI3-BVD and deworm to control internal parasites. Cull bull calves should be castrated prior to weaning. 3. Replacement heifers should definitely be vaccinated for blackleg, malignant edema, leptospirosis, IBR and brucellosis, if not already vaccinated. 4. As fall approaches and grass matures, realize that the protein value of your pastures will decrease below levels necessary to satisfy nutritional requirements of gestating females. The feeding of 2 pounds of a 40% crude protein supplement or 4 lbs. of a 20% crude protein supplement will provide additional protein and energy intake above that received from the forage. Heifers will require even more supplemental feed, since they should be gaining approximately one pound per day. 5. Review cow body condition at weaning. Develop a winter feeding program that will insure that cows will maintain an adequate body condition prior to calving. 6. Continue fly and tick control programs. Anaplasmosis problems can continue until frost, so observe cow herd closely for animals losing body condition and appearing anemic. Commercial supplements containing 150 grams of chlortetracycline per 50 lbs. of salt are available. Continuous feeding of the tetracycline medication during the fly season should provide adequate protection against the disease.

Fall Calving:

1. Beginning in October, 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% crude protein range cube daily, (b) feed young bulls 8-10 pounds of a high energy, 20% crude protein cattle cube daily; and (c)

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supplement additional feed as necessary to keep bulls in good body condition as breeding season approaches. 2. Conduct breeding soundness exams and fertility checks on all bulls prior to the breeding season. 3. The nutrient requirements for energy, protein, minerals and vitamins of lactating females increase substantially. During the first 3-4 months of lactation, a 1000 lb. cow with average milking ability (producing 10 lbs. of milk daily) requires 11.5 lbs. of energy, 2 lbs. of protein, 0.06 lbs. of calcium, 0.05 lbs. of phosphorus and 36,000 international units of vitamin A per day. Warm season pasture grasses are approaching dormancy and sufficient nutrients must be supplied to the lactating females in the form of protein and/or energy supplements as well as mineral and vitamin mixes to meet their nutrient requirements. If pasture grass is plentiful, but dormant and poor in quality during this time of year, then protein is generally your first concern. A 1000 lb. cow in good body condition with average milking ability should generally be fed at least 1.5 lbs. of crude protein from a protein supplement, depending upon the protein value and availability of the dormant pasture grass. Feeding 3-4 lbs. of a 40% CP supplement, 4-6 lbs. of a 30% CP supplement or 6-8 lbs. of a 20% CP supplement per head per day should be adequate to meet most protein and energy needs. Choice of appropriate supplement (20% CP, 30% CP or 40% 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% crude protein) will provide increased intake of vital nutrients. If pasture grass is limited due to overgrazing or poor rainfall during the summer, then energy is your first concern. Feeding a medium (8-10% crude protein) hay free choice plus 2-3 lbs. of a 20% CP supplement daily or approximately 15-20 lbs. of a high quality

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OCT 4 • H.S. Sat. Measuring, SS Backwards Longhorns, Medora, IL. Scott & Dara Simmons-ssimmons@copeplastics.com or (618) 729-2004 OCT 5 • NASA/CCISD “Pick Your Prize” Youth Show, NASA Johnson Space Center, League City, TX. Stephen Head (979) 549-5270. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth OCT 5 • H.S. Sat. Measuring, Turnersburg, NC. Carl Brantley (336) 667-5452 or pyledriver1964@yahoo.com OCT 5 • H.S. Sat. Measuring, CR Ranches, Harper, OR. Alexandra Dees & Eric Youngberg (541) 358-8787 or atdees@aol.com OCT 5 • H.S. Sat. Measuring, Westville, FL. Terry & Tammy King tklonghorns@centurylink.net or (850) 956-4154 OCT 5 • H.S. Sat. Measuring, Nel-Tam Longhorns, Richland, PA. Nelson & Tammy Hearn nel_tam_hearn@yahoo.com or (484) 638-0228 OCT 5 • H.S. Sat. Measuring, El Coyote Ranch, Kingsville, TX. Felix Serna fserna@elcoyote.com or Della Serna or dserna@elcoyote.com. (361) 522-0807 or (361) 296-4275 OCT 5 • H.S. Sat. Measuring, Stotts Hideaway Ranch, Midway, TX. Doug & Sandy Stotts (713) 598-2220 OCT 5 • H.S. Sat. Measuring, Lazy J Longhorns, Greenleaf, KS. Joe & Stephanie Sedlacek (785) 747-2204 or lazyjlonghorns@aol.com OCT 5 • H.S. Sat. Measuring, Red McCombs Ranch, Red & Charline McCombs, Johnson City, TX. Alan & Teresa Sparger (210) 4458798 or alan@redmccombslonghorns.com OCT 5 • H.S. Sat. Measuring, Hudson Longhorns, Bill & Elizabeth Hudson, Corydon, IN. Mike Willinger (502) 379-1049 or classicfence@hughes.net OCT 5 • H.S. Sat. Measuring, Widespread Ranch, Lowell, MI. Tom Smith (616) 293-0977 or tom@widespreadranch.com OCT 5 • H.S. Sat. Measuring, Deer Creek Longhorns, Frank & Michelle Hevrdejs, Brenham, TX. Bruce Hazelwood (979) 277-8016 or bhdeercreek@texasbb.com OCT 5 • H.S. Sat. Measuring, Hunt Longhorns, Saint George, UT. Doug & Dianne Hunt (435) 275-2112 or ddlonghorns@hotmail.com OCT 5 • H.S. Sat. Measuring, Killdeer, ND. Chad Smith (701) 590-9073 or cg.smith@nsdu.edu OCT 5 • H.S. Sat. Measuring, Ponoka, Alberta. Jeff Jespersen (780) 966-3320 or jeffj91@hotmail.com OCT 5 • H.S. Sat. Measuring, Caballo Bravo Longhorns, Sanger, CA. Warren & Cathy Dorathy (630) 240-5829 or warcat21@gmail.com OCT 5 • 5th Annual Appalachian Trail Registered Texas Longhorn Sale, Turnersburg Livestock Market, Turnersburg, NC. Carl Brantley, Wilkesboro, NC pyledriver1964@yahoo.com or (336) 667-5452. OCT 6 • H.S. Sat. Measuring, Loomis Longhorns, Marietta, OK. Bob & Pam Loomis (580) 276-7498 or loomis20@juno.com OCT 9 • Fort Worth Herd, Fort Worth, TX - Come see us measure the herd to kick off the Horn Showcase weekend in the Stockyards! OCT 9 • Heart of Texas Fair and Rodeo Longhorn Show, Waco, TX. Russell Hooks (409) 381-0616. Sue Bowdoiin (254) 486-2581. Qualifying Youth only OCT 9-13 • TLBAA Horn Showcase, Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth, TX. Scotty O’Bryan (817) 625-6241 or scotty@tlbaa.org. www.tlbaa.org OCT 12 • TLBAA Horn Showcase Sale, Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth, TX. Scotty O’Bryan (817) 625-6241 or scotty@tlbaa.org. www.tlbaa.org OCT 18 • NILE Stock Show, Billings, MT. Toby Johnson (307) 674-4691 or (307) 751-1315. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth OCT 18 • Longhorn Celebration Weekend - Educational Seminar, Waco Stockyards, Waco, TX. Russell Hooks (409) 381-0616 or russellh@longhornroundup.com or Tessa Millsap (254) 3156548 or tess2305@aol.com. OCT 18-20 • State Fair of Texas, Dallas, TX. Trigg & Traci Moore (817) 832-8742 or (254) 396-5592 or traci@triple-t-longhorns.com. Entry forms: www.bigtex.com Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth OCT 19 • Texas Gold Heifer Futurity & Texas Longhorn Round-Up Sale, Waco Stockyards, Waco, TX. Russell Hooks (409) 3810616 or russellh@longhornroundup.com or Tessa Millsap (254) 315-6548 or tess2305@aol.com. OCT 26 • Marquess Arrow Production Sale, Ben Wheeler, TX. Ron & Barbara Marquess-maranch@aol.com or (903) 833-5810 Ranch or (903) 5705199 Ron. www.maranch.com. OCT 26 • Nebraska Texas Longhorn Association 32nd Annual Sale. Bearice 77 Livestock Auction, Beatrice, NE. Bonnie Damrow (402) 423-5441 or (402) 580-3673. www.nebraskatla.com. OCT 25-27 • Ark-La-Tex Fall Show, George Henderson 2nd Expo Center, Lufkin, TX. Donnie Taylor (936) 414-1401 or Bobbye DuBose (409) 384-8120. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth

NOVEMBER 2013

NOV 9-10 • Louisiana State Fair, Shreveport, LA. Tina DuBose (979) 277-2656. www.statefairoflouisiana.com. Qualifying Haltered,

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TEXAS LONGHORN Coming Events Free & Youth. NOV 16 • Texas Longhorn Fall Production, Consignment & Ranch Horse Sale, Crossroads Centre, Oyen, Alberta. Contact Ron Walker (403) 548-6684 or walkersu7texaslonghorns@gmail.com. NOV 22-24 • Kaufman Police Association 3rd Annual Longhorn Show, S&S Arena, Terrell, TX. Joel Norris (972) 533-4945 or (972) 932-3094. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth NOV 24 • Tri-State Longhorn Sale, Crawford, NE. Art or Haley Anders (308) 665-2457.

JANUARY 2014

JAN 17 • TLBAA General Membership Meeting, Fort Worth, TX. Scotty O’Bryan (817) 625-6241 or scotty@tlbaa.org. www.tlbaa.org JAN 17 • Affiliate President Meeting, Fort Worth, TX. Scotty O’Bryan (817) 625-6241 or scotty@tlbaa.org. www.tlbaa.org JAN 18 • Premier Texas Longhorn Sale, Fort Worth, TX. Scotty O’Bryan (817) 625-6241 or scotty@tlbaa.org. www.tlbaa.org JAN 20-21 • Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, Fort Worth, TX. Trigg & Traci Moore (254) 396-5592. Qualifying Haltered & Youth JAN 24-25 • National Western Stock Show, Denver, CO. Lana Pierson (719) 740-0741. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth

MARCH 2014

MAR 1-2 • San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo, San Angelo, TX; Dennis Urbantke (325) 656-9321 or dennisurbantke@zipnet.us. For entries: www.sanangelorodeo.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. MARCH 7-9 • Austin Star of Texas Show, Travis County Expo Center, Austin, TX. Louis Christa, Chair (210) 863-7003 or LChri58@msn.com. Non-haltered trophy steer show. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. MAR 8-9 • Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Houston, TX. Scotty O’Bryan (817) 625-6241 or scotty@tlbaa.org. www.tlbaa.org. Qualifying Haltered & Youth. MAR 21-23 • Stillwater Shootout, Stillwater, OK. Steve & Bodie Quary (405) 567-0393 or dqlonghorns@yahoo.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth.

APRIL 2014

APR 4-5 • Hudson-Valentine Spring Invitational Texas Longhorn Sale, WKU Ag Expo Center, Bowling Green, KY. Lorinda Valentine (270) 393-2012. APR 11-13 • TLBGCA Spring Show, Washington Co. Fairgrounds, Brenham, TX; Susan Young susanyoung@hotmail.com or (713) 2946334. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. APR 25-26 • Midwest Longhorn Sale, Winfield, KS. Mike Bowman (316) 778-1717 or www.endoftrailranch.com.

MAY 2014

MAY 2-3 • Red McCombs Fiesta Sale and Premier Heifer Sale, Johnson City, TX. www.redmccombslonghorn.com. Alan & Teresa Sparger, alan@redmccombsranches.com, teresa@redmccombsranches.com, (210) 445-8798.

MAY 9-11 • TLBAA 50th Aniversary Celebration Weekend, Fort Worth, Texas MAY 16-17 • Millennium Futurity, Glen Rose, TX; Bill Davidson (405) 2587117 or milflonghorns@sbcglobal.net. www.mlfuturity.com.

JUNE 2014

JUNE 11-15 • 2014 Autobahnanza, Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth, TX. Larry Barker (817) 988-6110 or lbarker@abahn.com. www.autobahnyouthtour.com

AUGUST 2014

AUG 6-9 • TLBAA World Show, Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth, TX. Scotty O’Bryan (817) 625-6241 or scotty@tlbaa.org. www.tlbaa.org. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth.

Let us know about your upcoming events!

(817) 625-6241or email us at laura@tlbaa.org. Texas Longhorn Trails


continued from pg. 68 (15-17% crude protein) hay per head per day will provide an excellent source of energy and protein for the females. If winter pasture is available, then the females should not need additional energy or protein supplementation. Young, lactating females have 20-25% greater supplemental needs than mature cows. Watch body condition closely and increase supplemental feed accordingly. 4. Even though Texas Longhorns are known for calving ease, difficult births may arise. Check first-calf heifers (due to calve) and pregnant cows daily for possibility of calving difficulties. Once fetal membranes (water sac) have been expelled and ruptured, assistance should be provided if calf delivery has not occurred within 30-60 minutes. 5. Colostrum, first milk, consumption during the early hours of a calf’s life is essential for passive absorption of important antibodies needed for protection from disease. Absorption of antibodies found in colostrum ceases after 24 hours after birth; therefore, a newborn calf should receive at least 2 quarts (5-6% of birth weight) in first milk within the first 6 hours to insure adequate antibody protection. Commercial sources of colostrum may be purchased or the first milk from other cows may be frozen for later use. Many females, especially first-calf heifers, do not produce sufficient colostrum, and there is no way of knowing how much the calf has nursed. Baby calf scours are typically the result of inadequate consumption of colostrum during the early hours of a calf’s life. Clean calving areas and proper attention to the newborn may reduce exposure to disease organisms and reduce incidence of scouring problems. 6. Dip navels of newborn calves in a 7%

tincture of iodine solution when you happen to be there shortly after birth as a preventive measure of navel ill problems. 7. At 12-14 months of age, vaccinate replacement heifers with intramuscular IBR/BVD (modified live virus), a 7-way Clostridial booster, 5-way Leptospirosis, and vibrosis at least 60 days before breeding. Consult a local veterinarian on vaccine types and other vaccinations recommended in the area. Deworming is recommended prior to spring grass. 8. Evaluate the growth of your yearling heifers as well as first-calf females. The goal should be to have your yearling heifers weigh 65% of their mature weight by first breeding (14-15 months of age) and have a weight of 85% of their mature weight, including the weight of the fetus, prior to calving at 23-25 months of age.

Come Join Us for the

TLBAA 50th Anniversary Celebration May 9-11, 2014 Fort Worth, TX See Inside Front Cover of this Trails Magazine issue for Sponsorship Opportunities! October 2013

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NEWS On the Trail... East Meets West in Kentucky

Submitted by James & Lynette Haltom

Mako Sugimoto of Japan James and Lynette Haltom of Haltom Hollar Ranch in London, Kentucky were blessed in August to participate in a cultural exchange between Japan and Kentucky. Mako Sugimoto of Japan escorted 15 Japanese students to Kentucky this summer to

participate in “LABO” a Japanese youth organization similar to 4-H. “LABO” works with children in Japan between the ages of 3 to 18 to improve their English skills, learn about other cultures and expand their horizons. On August 7th, Haltom Hollar Ranch hosted Mrs. Sugimoto and her American counterpart Christin Roberson, the Program Assistant for 4-H Youth Development in Laurel County. Christin Mako learned about Texas Longhorns, their nutritional advantages and the Texas Longhorn industry in America. She was able to interact with the cattle as they literally ate out of her hand. She was intimidated at first, but soon became captivated by their friendly natures and dispositions. The evening was finished with a traditional country dinner of roast beef and gravy and a delightful conversation about life in America and in Japan.

Roberson and Sagimoto. (For more information contact Christin Roberson, 4-H Program Assistant at christin.roberson@uky.edu or makomarkosugarcult@hotmail.com.)

Texas Longhorn Steer Has His Own Facebook Page Submitted by Lori Beeson BLL Hondo’s Warrior, Texas Longhorn Trophy Steer, known as the "Gentle Giant", weighs over 2,000 lbs, and 100" of horn. He is halter trained, loves attention and special treats. Born in middle Tennessee 2/9/01, he was shown at halter by many TLBAA youth, one as young as nine years old, in steer and showmanship classes at Texas Longhorn shows since he was a weanling. He has traveled all over the South and as far west as Fort Worth, Texas. He is exhibited to the public annually at Williamson County Fair, Children's Barnyard and makes special appearances. In the off season, he grazes with and oversees the Longhorn cow herd. As requested by his fans, he has his own Facebook page: www.facebook.com/HondosWar-

Yearling bull, BLL Tonto, that won the haltered Grand Champion Texas Longhorn Bull. Owned by Lori Beeson.

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THE CONSIGNORS

16th Annual

AND

HOSTS

OF THE

2013

Butler Breeder’s Invitational Sale Extend A Special Thanks to our...

VOLUME BUYER:

Rockin I Longhorns

High Selling Lot: Consignor: David Stanley with buyer Tony Mangold, Rockin I Longhorns.

BUYERS: Volume Buyer: Tony Mangold of Rockin I Longhorns

CONSIGNORS: Buck & Sharon Adams Connie & Malcolm Goodman Goodman - Beadle Partnership Kety/Sellers Partnership Kent & Sandy Harrell Nancy L. Ince Kety/McLeod/Doyle Partnership Kaso, Lisa & Jake Kety Terry R. Moore Hal Meyer Michael McLeod Bruce & Connie Ollive Brennan & Michele Potts Elmer & Susan Rosenberger Dora Thompson Gary Donovan Ed Shehee, Jr. David Stanley Kim & Robert Richey James Turner Jaye Wells Westfarms, Inc.

Buck & Sharon Adams, Guthrie, OK • Malcolm & Connie Goodman, Houston, TX Goodman/Beadle, Partnership, Los Gatos, CA Kety/Sellers, Partnership, Punta Gorda, FL Kent & Sandy Harrell, Tulsa, OK Rockin I Longhorns-Nancy Ince, Tony Mangold, Bergheim, TX Kasar & Lisa Kety, Folsom, LA • Hal Meyer, Wimberley, TX Michael McLeod, Edna, TX • Bruce & Connie Ollive, Big Sandy, TX Brennan & Michele Potts, Emory, TX • Elmer & Susan Rosenberger, Austin, TX Sand Hills Ranch, Mansfield, LA • Gary & Patrice Donovan, Parkdale, OR Ed Shehee, Pensacola, FL • Robert & Kim Richey, San Angelo, TX James Turner, Conroe, TX • Jaye Wells, Lockhart, TX Westfarms, Inc. Franklinton, LA • Mack McLeod, Bay City, TX Walter Osterman, Moore, TX • Maurice & Ann Ladnier, Perkinston, MS Bernard Lankford, Weatherford, TX • Bill & Molly Crozier, Woodville, TX Tina & Keith DuBose, Tyler, TX • Allen Weihrich, Fredericksburg, TX Dwayne Farrar, Richmond, TX • John Miller, Ft. Worth, TX Bruce Fisher, Adkins, TX • Billy Davis, Fredericksburg, TX Matthew Durkin, Seguin, TX • Scott Young, Emory, TX Michael Powell, Edna, TX • Stan Ivici, Austin, TX Mark Christenson, Myakka City, FL • Darrell & Cheree Taylor, Rosanky, TX James Wilkins, Martins Mills, TX • Thera Nance, Lexington, TX Andy Drake, Magnolia, TX • W.S. Morris, Creek Plantation Steven Zunker, Luling, TX • Joseph Caruso, Houston, TX John & Jane Thate, Fairmont, MN • Stanley Tidwell, Midlothian, TX Kip Dove, Three Rivers, TX • Shannon D. Larson, Beaumont, TX Wes O'Neil, Beeville, TX • Jacob Faske, Burton, TX Marleen & Howard Isbell, Houston TX • Vernon & Janis Webb, Washington, TX


MONTHLY MOVERS & SHAKERS

Registrations and Transfers from August 1, 2013 to August 31, 2013

Division A

Division B (cont.)

Division B (cont.)

Division C

Dora Thompson Nancy C. Dunn Tom & Sue Moore Claude or Carole D. Lipscomb Kathy Kittler Ricky McLeod Triple R Ranch Ethan Loos Rick Bogle Farmer Cattle Co. Larry and Charlotte Gribbins Calvin Deemer Douglas Procknow Holland Farms, Inc. Jim and Patty Gladden Matt & Annette Johnson M & M Cattle Company Maurice Ladnier Panther Creek Ranch Brynmore Farm Llc Terry King Jeffrey Hudspeth Charles D. Davis Mark Hubbell Beeson Livestock Co. Shawn & Cathy Norton Billy R. Walker H'N'B Longhorns Hudson Longhorns Jeremy & Sarah Edwards J.H. Graham Meridian Longhorns One Tree Ranching Co. LTD Terry R. Moore Thomas Markert Aaron Adkins Allen S. Brantley B T Farms Double D Arena Ed and Becky Dingledine Hemps Hill Farm J & J Farms Mary Grace Moffitt Ray & Donnah Stavig Rolling M Longhorns Viggo Mortensen Grove Cattle Company

Danny and Sharon Burnette Ken and Beth Smith William B Ford Vida Nueva Ranch John T. & Betty Baker Rick & Tracey Friedrich Ronnie & Jackie Mullinax Allen & Suzanne Perry Yohn's Circle Y Longhorns Jim & Bethany Rosebrock Bob and Cathy Iversen Hal and Carole Griffin Mike Crawford & Pam Watkins Suzanne & William H. Torkildsen, M.D. John & Diann Chase Terry and Sherri Adcock Annie Morgan & Steve Bell J.T. Wehring H & L Ranch Doug and Sandy Stotts Gary & Pamela Liddell Robert Willis Gary Kudrna Vincent T. Girolamo Barbara Baker Bivins & Matthew Bivins Carla Payne Dr. Gene and Lana Hightower Guthrie Creek Longhorn Cattle Stanley Tidwell Trigg & Traci Moore W.A. (Al) Vinson Bruce and Connie Ollive Bill & Anita Wappler David & Kathy M. Adams Terry Hutzell Blossom Ridge Ranch/Haley Calhoun Brennan L. Potts Grace Cattle Company, LLC James & Amy Roesler Jonell Westerberg & Norman (Roger) Ridgway Kimberly Lee Parker Kyle & Whitney Mayden Llano Longhorns Matt Hill Rocking 'O' Ranch Stephen P Head Cottage Hill Ranch Area Historical Museum Billy Thompson and Gary Jenkins Cody M. Himmelreich David and Colette Varner Green Planet Ranch Jo & Dagmar Schaab John Miller John R. Randolph

Lazy JP Ranch Richard & Sharon Parr Rio Vista Ranch Tud Rosin Krier William T. & Sandra J. Martin David Stanley Helm Cattle Company IM Rockin I, LLC Jeff & Patricia Rhodes John and Beth Stroh John Muraglia John & Ursula Allen Schumacher Cattle Company Steve and Rene' Azinger Tom & Maurice Gibbs Tommy Mulhollan 4-Bridges Cattle Company, LLC Bernie Keasler Brown's Longhorns Carter T. Smith Crossed T's Cattle Company Dale & Janet Manwaring Dale Land and Cattle Dennis and Judy Urbantke Donald E. Thomas Don & Lois Huber Dr. W. Lou Shields Edward Payne Jim Terry- Dr. Coral Noonan-Terry Kathryn Leann Head Ken Harris Ken Kretzschmar Kevin and Laureen Rooker Kortni Throckmorton LNL Longhorns Loyd Gibbs Mark & Stacie Erickson Mike and Marilyn Clayburn Richard & Liz Shea Rockin 4 B Shelby Johnston Shyanne McClendon Stacey Coats Steve Day Tanner Longhorns

Semkin Longhorns Frank and Linda Pate JBR Longhorns, LLC Mike Bassett Leo & Jolene Omlin Billy & Audrey Doolittle Harris Longhorn Ranch David & Kimberly Nikodym Roberts Longhorns Joseph Sedlacek Dan & Deanna Stoltz Doug and Sally Pence Eugene L. Schlosser Robert A. or Julie A.G. Balzan Lawrence Morgan Longhorns Oren & Dianna O'Dell David and Christine Ryland Rocking K Bar T Ranch Searle Ranch Warren and Cathy Dorathy Tri-W Longhorn Cattle Co. Almendra Longhorns Brett or Darcy De Lapp Donald & Sharron Wiens Kent And Christine Bladen Mike & Debbie Bowman Bonnie & Rodger Damrow Dan Erskine Eric Youngberg Grant & Jane Miller Pace Cattle Company Peter & Stacie Hood Shirley Sisneros William Mc Cutchan Bill and Jo Le'AN Boyd & Judy Bambrough Broken Wagon Cattle Co., LLC Charles and Mechell Griffin Dave Hodges Doug Hunt Guy or Vicki Packer Jeff and Sylvia Ketelsen Jim Hutchinson Jim & Shelley Causey Justin Hansen Kasi Dick Nick Carter Ray Beadle Richard & Linda Spooner Sandra K. Powell Tom and Molly St. Hilaire Tom Goodwin Tom & Linda Nading Two Heart Bar Ranch

Division B

El Coyote Ranch Marion M. Woolie John Oliver Rex & Nora Mosser Brent & Cynthia Bolen Malcolm & Constance Goodman

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Division C

Rockin J Longhorns Wyoming Longhorn Ranch Alexandra Dees Steve, Bodie & Chad Quary Brett Sorenson Bob & Pam Loomis TJJ LIVING TRUST Ben and Ilse Myren

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CLASSIFIEDS AUCTIONEERS

JoelAuctioneer Lemley P.O. Box 471 Blackwell, TX 79506

325-668-3552

www.lemleyauctionservices.com TX. License 15204

Bruce E. McCarty Auctioneer Weatherford, TX

(817) 991-9979

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

OLIVER LONGHORNS

JBR LONGHORNS- frozen embryos, AI & ET, semen, elite females, miniatures, lean beef, free advice, call before you buy. Jim Rombeck (785) 562-6665, Justin Rombeck (816) 536-1083.

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

Cattle for sale “To God Be The Glory”

joliver@mytocn.com (972) 268-0083

REAL ESTATE

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

Owner/Broker 936 S. Hwy 281 Stephenville, TX 76401 Email: trigg@c21homeandranch.com

www.c21homeandranch.com

SEMEN FOR SALE

LONGHORN SEMEN – Boomerang C P, Bold Ruler, Emperor, VJ Tommie, GF Gman, Tabasco, Watson 167, Diamond W Paycash, JM Sue & more. John Oliver (972) 268-0083 or www.oliverlonghorns.com

SERVICES

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

(507) 235-3467

THE GREAT PUMPKIN SEZ… FALL has arrived and many of you turn your thoughts to heifers, bulls and steers for show or simply to start up or upgrade your herd. WE HAVE THEM ALL! ★ EXCELLENT YOUNG BULLS to choose from…the best of over 175 reg. Longhorn herd which features the breed’s top bloodlines. ★ Beautiful 3-14 year-old cows (Some 3-N-1 packages) for sale… ★ Top notch young show heifers, bulls and steers with preferred pedigrees. Very gentle. Dorie Damuth • Flying D Longhorn Ranch Magnolia, Texas • 281-356-8167 • 281-356-2751 fax dorie27@sbcglobal.net • www.damuthflyingdranch.com

LONE WOLF RANCH Dr. Lee and Linda Ragains

New Location: Sallisaw, OK (918) 774-9107 • (918) 855-4907 new web site:

www.lonewolfranch.net

For information, visit

www.tlbaa.org or read the Trails Magazine!

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TRANSPORTATION

LIVESTOCK TRANSPORTATION Ted Roush (713) 299-7990 Cell www.asocl.com or troush57@yahoo.com YOU CALL - I HAUL!

www.oliverlonghorns.com

CATTLE FOR SALE

ELITE TEXAS LONGHORNS FOR SALEDale Hunt - www.rockinhlonghorns.com (402) 214-4851.

WOULD YOU LIKE SOME VANIZM OR JUBAL JANGLER HEIFERS? – Save your cash for hay. How about trading bulls or steers for them instead of cash? Call (785) 447-9132 McIntyre Ranches www.mcintyreranches.com.

TRADE & BARTER

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

WESTERN DECOR Specializing in mounted steer horns, cow skulls, horn furniture, hides

M.P. & K.D. HORN and LEATHER SHOP 408 E. Drew • Ft. Worth, TX 76110 817-927-8061 • Fax: 817-927-7970 E-mail: MPKDhornshop8061@msn.com Web site: www.hornandleather.com

TEXAS LONGHORN T•R•A•I•L•S (817) 625-6241 • Fax (817) 625-1388 trails@tlbaa.org

Classified ads are $15.00 for 25 words. Box ads are $25.00 per inch. Deadline is the 25th of the second month preceding publication.

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Kittler Land & Cattle Co. ................................69 Lazy A Ranch ..................................................41 Lemley Longhorns..........................................71 Lightning Longhorns ....................................70 Little Ace Cattle Co...........................................8 Loomis, Bob & Pam................................21, 39 B Lone Wolf Ranch............................................70 Bar H Ranch ............................................45, 69 Longhorn Designs..........................................67 Beadle Land & Cattle................................8, 69 Bear Boot Ranch ............................................71 M Bentwood Ranch............................................43 Billingsley Longhorns....................................71 Longhorn Sale Pen ........................................67 Blue Mountain Longhorns ..........................65 Marquess Arrow Ranch........................70, IBC Bolen Longhorns............................................53 MCA Ranch....................................................8-9 Box Z Ranch................................................8, 71 McLeod Ranch ..................................................8 Brett Ranch ......................................................70 Miller, Tim ......................................................69 Broken W Ranch ............................................70 Moriah Farms ............................................9, 70 BT Farms ..........................................................70 Buckhorn Cattle Co...................................8, 70 N Buffalo Gap Longhorns................................43 Bull Creek Longhorns ............................47, 70 Mounce, Paul ..................................................51 Butler Breeders ..............................................8-9 Adcock, Terry & Sherri ..................................71 Adkins, Aron & Clay......................................39 Almendra Longhorns....................................69 American Livestock Magazine ....................65

C Butler Breeders Sale........................................75 Caballo Bravo Longhorns ............................69 CedarView Ranch............................43, 69, BC Champion Genetics ......................................77 Colley, Dean ....................................................51

Just For Grins Create an original caption for this photograph and win a TLBAA cap! (Only first-place winners receive prizes.)

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

P Northbrook Cattle Co...................................70 P&C Cattle Pens ............................................45 Panther Creek Longhorns ..............11, 53, 69 Parmley, John..................................................67 Pearl Longhorn Ranch ..................................71

R D CR Ranches......................................................35 Dalgood Longhorns ........................................9 Damato, Gwen................................................51 DCCI Equipment ..........................................77 Deer Creek Longhorns ..................................71 Detweiler, Henry ............................................66 Diamond D Ranch........................................39 Diamond Q Longhorns................................70 Dick’s Ranch Supply......................................77

E Double LB Longhorns ..................................71 Eagles Ridge Longhorns..................................9 Eddie Wood 2014 Cowtown Classic ..57, 59 El Coyote Ranch................................................1

F End of Trail Ranch ..................................15, 69 4 Gone Ranch ................................................35 Flying Diamond Ranch ................................69

G Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo................73 G6 Longhorns ................................................69 Green, Davis....................................................70

H Guiterrez, Bobby ............................................51 Haltom Hollar Ranch ..................................69 Harrell Ranch ....................................................9 Helm Cattle Co. ......................................51, 70 Hickman Longhorns ....................................70 Horseshoe J Longhorns................................39 Hoosier Longhorns........................................29 Hubell Longhorns..........................................39 Hudson Longhorns..........................................3

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PJ’s Cattle Company ........................................8 Red Peak Ranch ................................................5 Rio Vista Ranch ................................................8 Rockin AF Ranch............................................55 Rockin I Longhorns ............................9, 51, 71 Rocking G Ranch..............................................9 Rocking P Longhorns ......................................8 Rocky Mountain Longhorns ......................69 Rolling D Ranch ............................................69 Running Arrow Farm ....................................77

S 7D Longhorns ................................................69 Safari B Ranch ................................................70 Sand Hills Ranch ......................................7, 69 Schumacher Cattle ........................................40 Semkin Longhorns ........................................70 Sidewinder Cattle Co.......................................9 Singing Coyote Ranch ..................................71 Smith, T.M. & Jean ........................................70 Smith Longhorns ..........................................43 SS Longhorns ..................................................70 Stanley Cattle Co. ..........................................49 Star Creek Ranch ............................................47 Stotts Hideaway Ranch ..........................45, 71 Sun Creek Ranches ........................................41

T Swift Six Ag Works, LLC................................77 Tallgrass Cattle Company ............................19 Texas LH Fall Select Production Sale..........65 Texas S Longhorns..........................................71 TLBA Foundation ..........................................54 TLBAA 50th Anniversary ............................IFC TLBAA Horn Showcase......23, 25, 26,27, 31, 33 TLBAA Membership......................................80 TLBAA Special Events ....................................61 Triple R Ranch (MI)................................45, 69 Triple R Ranch (TX)..........................................9

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Hudson-Valentine Spring Inv. Sale ............13 Triple T Longhorns ........................................70 JBR Longhorns................................................69 J.T. Wehring Family Ranch ..........................70 W Jack Mountain Ranch ....................................71 Jane’s Land & Cattle Co...................................9 Underwood Longhorns................................69 Walker, Ron......................................................71 Westfarms, Inc...................................................8 K White Pine Ranch ..........................................39 Johnston Longhorns......................................70 Wichita Fence..................................................67 Khaos Cattle Company ..................................39 Widespread Ranch ........................................17 King, Terry & Tammy ................................39, 69 WolfRidge Ranch............................................53 Woodson School Ranch ..............................69

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