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Texas Longhorn Trails



Texas Longhorn Trails

OCTOBER 2015 VOL. 27 NO. 6

Cover Stories:

36 Horn Showcase Reference: Tip-To-Tip & Total Horn

About the Cover:

This month’s cover features Cowboy Catchit Chex, a JP Rio Grande grandson, sporting 81 1/2” TTT of massive horn from base to tip. His dam is the longest horned cow in the history of the breed - BL Rio Catchit (94 1/2” TTT). He passes his beautiful brindle color to his offspring along with excellent size, conformation and horn growth. For more information, please see the ad on pg. 35.

52 Safe Use of Animal Medicines

by Arden Wohlers, Extension Veterinarian; David R. Smith, Extension Veterinarian; and Dee Griffin, Extension Veterinarian


18 Doug Hunt to Retire Famous Bull 24 Division A Elections 26 Breeder Spotlight: More Than A by Henry King

Sales & Shows: 10 18th Butler Breeder’s Invitational Sale

40 Rocky Mountain Longhorn Futurity Results

42 Rocky Mountain Select Sale 4

Hobby – Twisted Sister by Jordan Glidewell

44 Proper Injection Procedures for Cattle

by David R. Smith, Extension Dairy/Beef Veterinarian; Dale M.Grotelueschen, Extension Beef Veterinarian; and Dee D. Griffin, Extension Feedlot Veterinarian

51 TLBA Foundation Board Announced

Texas Longhorn Trails

2015 Horn Showcase information Schedule of Events Wednesday, September 30, 2015 9 a.m. — Cattle begin arriving 7 p.m. — Cattle should be in place

Thursday, October 1, 2015

5 1 0 2 , 3 1 October Where: awton, Oklahoma L When:

Physical Address: Comanche County Fairgrounds 920 SW Sheridan Rd. - Lawton, Oklahoma 73505


to claim your spot!

8 a.m. — Female Measuring/Futurity Begins 9 a.m. — Vendor Exhibits Open 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. — Fashion Show (hosted by Crutcher’s Western Wear) 1-2 p.m. — Seminar - Feed Forage and Nutrition (speaker, Kent Feeds) 2-3 p.m. — Seminar - Longhorn Beef (speaker, Charlene Semkins) 3-4 p.m. — Seminar - H.O.R.N.S. (speaker, Rick Fritsche, TLBAA Registrar) 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. — Bull Alley Reception 6:30 p.m. — Bull Alley

Friday, October 2, 2015 8 a.m. — Bull Measurement/Futurity Begins 9 a.m. — Vendor Exhibits Open 12 NOON — Wichita Refuge Tour (lunch opportunity at Meers and should arrive back at 3:30 p.m.) 1-2 p.m. — Seminar - World of Reproduction (speaker, Reproduction Enterprises Inc.) 2-3 p.m. — Seminar - AgriLabs (Vet Gun) (speaker, AgriLabs) 3-4 p.m. — Breeders Roundtable (breeders, Alex Dees, John Helm, Bill Hudson, Dan Jones and Dick Lowe) 6 p.m. — Heifer Sale 7:30 p.m.— Horn Showcase Banquet and Dance

Saturday, October 3, 2015 9 a.m. — Vendor Exhibits Open 8 - 10:30 a.m. — Cattle Viewing 10-11 a.m.— Sale Brunch 11 a.m. — Horn Showcase Sale Cattle move out 30 minutes after sale conclusion

Sunday, October 4, 2015 7 a.m. — All cattle must be moved out by NOON.

Departments: 16 43 43 46 48 54 56 57 63 63 64

Notesfrom the Editor

Officer & Directors As the Fall sales are underway, and I would like to thank the BUTLER BREEDERS, HILL COUNTRY SALE and HUDSON-VALENTINE VEGAS SALE for allowing the Trails department to produce their catalogs. It was a pleasure working with the various groups, and we would like to produce your next catalog. Please give me a call, and we can come up with the advertising packages to promote your sale or event. Dont’ forget to thank the buyers from the upcoming sales! Why not get their names and your breeding program in front of the TLBAA membership? Call me, and I will help you out. We’re rolling through Fall and the holiday season is fast approaching! If you have any products or Longhorns you want to feature in our November Gift issue, be sure to contact us to get an ad in. After all, wouldn’t a Longhorn heifer make the perfect Christmas gift? If you participated in the Horn Showcase or the sale, you need to be preparing your braggin’ and “Thank You” ads for the December issue. Those bronzes need to be shown off along with the animals who won them. Your buyers at the sale deserve some recognition as well. Call in and find out your options. Heck, if you buy that animal you’re tickled to get, why not thank the seller? See you down the road...

In The Pen In Memoriam News On The Trail TLBT Letter Herd Management Movers & Shakers Affiliate News Ad Index Just For Grins Save the Date

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Graphic Design & Production: Myra Basham • Ext. 108 • myra@tlbaa.org • artdirector@tlbaa.org

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

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Regional Correspondents: Lori Beeson • Nolensville, Tennessee | Paige Evans • Kiowa, Colorado | Deb Lesyk • Outlook, Saskatchewan, Canada | Wanda Moore • Sulphur Bluff, Texas | Bodie Quary • Prague, Oklahoma

Deadline: November 2015 deadline is September 22nd.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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September 5th was the date slated for the 18th Annual Butler Breeder’s Invitational Sale where consignors and buyers from all over the country met for great cattle, food and camaraderie. Beginning with a delicious BBQ lunch, this year’s kitchen crew, headed by Jackie McLeod, kept all in attendance well fed throughout the weekend. With many new faces and first time buyers, plus the oustanding donation lots, the bidding was spirited and the prices were strong. It was a great sale, and we look forward to next year’s sale – Labor Day Weekend, Lockhart, TX.

Top 10 Average: $5,270 per head Sale Results Provided by Butler Breeders Volume Buyers: Stanley & Sandi Tidwell, Midlothian, TX Matt McCarroll, Houston, TX John Miller, Fort Worth, TX Ben & Phyllis Termin, Weatherford, TX

Roy Kovar, LaGrange, TX; Matt McCarroll, Houston, TX

✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯ HIGH SELLING LOT:

Phyllis & Ben Termin, Weatherford, TX

Purchaser of High Selling Lot & Volume Buyer: Stanley Tidwell & Russell Hooks, Ranch Manager with sale hosts Michael McLeod and Kaso Kety


RVR ASHLEY ROSE (2014 daughter of RVR Handsome Jack & RVR Miss Scarlett Rose) Consignor: Rio Vista Ranch, Austin, TX Buyer: Stanley & Sandi Tidwell, Midlothian, TX

✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯ OTHER HIGH SELLING LOTS: $7,000 – LAER JO JO’S ANGEL Consignor: Kety/Sellers Partnership Buyer: Robert & Kim Richey

Consignor of the High Selling Lot: Elmer & Susan Rosenberger with sale hosts Michael McLeod and Kaso Kety

$5,000 – GEORGE W’S PAULINE RG51 $4,000 – LITTLEACEDOUBLYDELICIOUS Consignor: Westfarms, Inc. Buyer: Kety/Sellers Partnership

$4,000 – LAER BROWNIE’S HALO Consignor: Kety/Sellers Partnership Buyer: Malcolm & Connie Goodman

$4,000 – HR MOON SPOTS

Bill & Molly Crozier, Woodville, TX

Consignor: Harrell Ranch Buyer: Tessa & Scott Millsap

$4,000 – SUKI BR3

Consignor: Triple R Ranch Buyer: Stanley & Sandi Tidwell


Cynthia & Neil Hall, Houston, TX

--continued on pg. 12 Texas Longhorn Trails

Photos by Laura Standley

Consignor: Harrell Ranch Buyer: Bill & Molly Crozier

18th Butler Breeder’s Annual Invitational Sale Extends A Special Thanks to our Consignors & Buyers

Purchaser of High Selling Lot & Volume Buyer: Stanley Tidwell of Falls Creek Longhorns with Ranch Manager, Russell Hooks High Selling Lot: RVR Ashley Rose consigned by Rio Vista Ranch (L to R) Sale Host, Michael McLeod; Elmer & Susan Rosenberger of Rio Vista Ranch; Sale Host, Kaso Kety

CONSIGNORS: 5T Longhorns BPT Longhorns Brother’s Johnson, Inc. C4 Longhorns Christa Cattle Company Dalgood Longhorns Double M Ranch DuBose Bar-D Ranch Falls Creek Longhorns Harrell Ranch Jack Mountain Ranch Kety/McLeod/Doyle Partnership Kety/Sellers Partnership L & L Ranch Larson Longhorns Little Ace Cattle Co. Lonesome Pines Ranch Longhorn Cattle Co. McLeod Ranch Potts/Rosenberger Partnership Barbara Reed Rio Vista Ranch Rockin I Rocking P Longhorns S&D Longhorns Sand Hills Ranch Triple R Ranch Turner/McLeod Partnership Westfarms, Inc.

BUYERS: Ray Beadle, Los Gatos, CA; Louis & Jason Christa, Stockdale, TX Mark Christenson, Myakka City, FL; Christenson/Redeker Partnership, Blum, TX Billy & Molly Crozier, Woodville, TX; Malcolm & Connie Goodman, Houston, TX Jeff Ging, Palacious, TX; Larry Ginn, Royse City, TX; Keith Hagler, Taylor, TX Cynthia & Neil Hall, Houston, TX; Kent & Sandy Harrell, Tulsa, OK Ince/Mangold Partnership, Bergheim, TX; Kasar & Lisa Kety, Folsom, LA Kety/McLeod/Doyle Partnership, Folsom, LA Kety/Sellers Partnership, Folsom, LA; Kathy Lewis, Porter, TX Matt McCarroll, Houston, TX; Michael & Jackie McLeod, Edna, TX Hal & Betty Meyer, Wimberley, TX; John Miller, Ft. Worth, TX Tessa & Scott Millsap, Meridian, TX; Dan & Rene Nettles, Houston, TX Potts/Rosenberger Partnership, Emory, TX Brennan & Michele Potts, Emory, TX; Michael Powell, Edna, TX John & Christy Randolph, Smithville, TX; Eric Redeker, Alice, TX Barbara Reed, Rancho Cordova, CA; Robert & Kim Richey, San Angelo, TX Larry Ross, Mansfield, LA; Danny & Merrilou Russell, Edna, TX Duncan Stewart, Nursery, TX; Edwin Stojanik, Taylor, TX Jim Taylor, Beaumont, TX; Ben & Phyllis Termin, Weatherford, TX John & Jane Thate, Fairmont, MN; Dora Thompson, Mansfield, LA Stanley & Sandi Tidwell, Midlothian, TX; James & Kim Turner, Conroe, TX Matt & Mary Vanek, Victoria, TX; Steven Zunker, Dale, TX Allen Weihrich, Fredericksburg, TX; Dale & Matt Westmoreland, Franklinton, LA Scott & Denita Young, Emory, TX

--continued from pg. 10

Kyle Mathis, Okmulgee, OK; Keith DuBose, Ben Wheeler, TX

Dan & Rene Nettles, Houston, TX Mark, John & Heath Miller, Fort Worth, TX

Lonnie Shan, Thorndale, TX; Louis Christa, Stockdale, TX

Ray Beadle, Los Gatos, CA Paul & Judi Sellers, Bokeelia, FL; Kaso Kety, Folsom, LA

Debbie & Edwin Stojanik, Taylor, TX

Brennan & Michele Potts, Emory, TX

Bill & John Thate, Fairmont, MN

Marcusella Jagneaux & Jim Taylor, Beaumont, TX

Scott & Denita Young, Emory, TX

Mark Christenson, Myakka City, FL; Eric Redeker, Blum, TX

Matt Vanek, Victoria, TX; Clarence Harabis, Victoria, TX


Russell Clements & Kathy Lewis, Porter, TX Parker Stewart, Claude, TX; Dunkin Stewart, Nursery, TX; Martha Stewart

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

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At-Large Director

DIVISION C ~ REGIONS 13-18 At-Large Director

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David “Nik” Nikodym

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By Henry King

“I stand here as a living example that anybody can raise a great Longhorn bull.” That statement was among the remarks veteran Texas Longhorn breeder Doug Hunt made to those in attendance at the Rocky Mountain Select Texas Longhorn Sale, which was held August 8, 2015, at Elbert, CO. Hunt was asked to make a brief talk, and based his statement on the tremendous value of the official horn measurements available to everyone since the inception of the TLBAA Horn Showcase. “Raising good Longhorn cattle should be easy to achieve. It’s not rocket science, its two things: opportunity and percentage. If you are going to breed to a bull, now, thanks to our great association, the TLBAA, we have a measuring stick which is the Horn Showcase measurements. They are all over

Doug & Dianne Hunt, St. George, UT; Jamie & Randy Briscoe, Kingfisher, OK


the nation in these satellite measurings, and nearly anybody can get there. And we have H.O.R.N.S., where you can go and see the number of offspring a bull has, so it’s very simple – it’s not rocket science. All you’ve got to do, if you see a bull and he’s got a thousand or two thousand offspring, then you go and see how many bronzes they have won, and if they have only won two or three bronzes, you better not go there.” “So you see what I mean is, it’s a percentage and opportunity.” “One of the greatest examples is the Gunman bull. He died early and had a very limited opportunity. Another example is a bull that I owned named Hunts Demands Respect – not Command, Demands. He had 27 offspring and seven bronze winners. A young person could look at that and use the kind of knowledge they have been given through the measuring stick – the availability of information.” During his talk at the Rocky Mountain Sale, Hunt also used the occasion to announce the retirement of Hunts Command Respect, who will spend his final days at the ranch of co-owner Randy Briscoe, Kingfisher, OK. Several years ago, Briscoe displayed tremendous business acumen when he paid a reported $100,000 to purchase Owen McGill’s half-interest in the bull. --continued on pg. 22 Texas Longhorn Trails


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January 16, 2016 - Will Rogers West Arena, Fort Worth, Texas

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Name of TLBAA Member: ________________________________________________ Membership # _______________ Name of Animal: ___________________________________________________________ TLBAA # _______________ Heifer _____

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(This form must be signed and returned in order to complete your consignment.) The TLBAA 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 TLBAA 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

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--continued from pg. 18 “I finished my Rocky Mountain talk,” Hunt said, “with bases for each animal, then combine each of the results. this thought: ‘Nobody really wants a short-horned Long- Hunts Command Respect has won every such Get-of-Sire horn.’” ever held, setting an all-time record of 670.25 inches in “Anyone in the business, anyone, all of them — even 2014. The three offspring measured were Top Caliber, Rethe show people – they don’t want a short-horned Long- spect Me and ECR Miss Rodeo Houston. horn. That’s the name of our deal – long horns.” In 2008 and 2009, Hunt dramatically reduced his herd, “But when it’s all over and done, more important than selling most of them to Randy Briscoe, and leasing a few the cattle are the people — the associations you have with heifers to several other owners. He lightened his work load them and the friendships you in order to participate in mismake. They will last through sions for the LDS church. The this life and maybe into anfirst mission involved oversight other.” of the horse remuda for a “In my whole career in the church-owned ranch and retreat business, I have dwelt on sires. center in Washington. The secA sire can have so much ond, he could live at his ranch greater impact than a cow can. home and drive into the city, St. I won’t have a cow unless she George, UT, to teach basic Engis from a strong female family, lish to Spanish speaking emibut a bull can have an opporgrants in the emigrants’ own tunity – through AI and emhomes. bryo implants – to sire “We did the missions,” he thousands and have a greatsaid, “and got back into the great impact. I think I have Longhorn business even paid more attention to that stronger than I was before.” side. I think where you put Hunt’s grandson, Dallin had your attention and your heart, gone with him to several Longthat’s where your results are horn events and was buying into going to happen. It is obvious Doug’s business. The younger with me it’s sires, including man had shouldered a lot of Hunts Command Respect.” ranch duties, but was killed in a “One thing I would like to horse-related accident last Nobe said about me,” said Hunt, vember. “is that I’m not a one-bull guy. “We had a bad year last year,” I’m the breeder of 13 different said the 78-year-old Hunt, “but bulls that sired Horn Showwe are up and running and I case bronze winners.” have been back in the saddle a As of the last few years, lot the last six months.” however, the one bull indelibly connected with Doug “The old bull was doing Hunt was calved on his Utah good, and we actually use him ranch on May 10, 2000. in the winter, but he got out and Named Hunts Command Regot down in weight. It’s hard to spect, the bull has compiled a keep his weight on and I worried tremendous sire record as well about him staying the winter in as winning a few bronzes himUtah. I lost my grandson in the self. middle of November, so come “Four of the five longest- These three offspring off Hunts Command Respect set an allspring, I just didn’t want to have horned bulls in history,” said time high measurement for Get-of-Sire in 2014 with 670.25 Hunt, “are Hunts Command inches combined horn measurements. (Top to bottom: Top Cal- the old bull die on me. I got tired of things dying on me so that Respect genetics – two sons iber, Respect Me and ECR Miss Rodeo Houston). might have had something to do and two grandsons. And three with it. I promised Randy (Briscoe) he could have the bull’s of them are line bred to Hunts Command Respect.” Yet another unique statistic, Hunt revealed, is that head and shoulders to mount. If he got out here with me, Hunts Command Respect is the only bull to have sired he could get down in one of these box canyons, hurt himself or something, and we couldn’t preserve his head if we BOTH a 90-inch-plus daughter and an 89-inch-plus son. Both the LWC and the Horn Showcase offer Get-of-Sire found him two or three days later. Randy has indoor facilcompetitions where they measure three offspring and total ities where he can stay in a bad storm, so I just thought it all three. They combine tip-to-tip, total horn and the two best we send him back there. He has done enough, and I

HCR Retirement

--continued on pg. 24


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Division A Directors to Be Elected TLBAA will be seeking nominations soon for all Division A directors, two At-Large positions and directors to represent Regions 13-18. Nomination forms will be mailed 90 days prior to the TLBAA Annual Membership Meeting in Fort Worth, TX, January 15-16, 2016. The TLBAA By-Laws, Section 2D, Membership, state: “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’s 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 election 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 and division. This ballot shall contain the names of the candidates, if any, who were properly nominated by members. All written ballots must be returned by U.S. mail to the CPA with a postmark not less than twentyone 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 Board of Directors meeting prior to the general membership meeting. A tie vote will be broken by the Chairman of the Board drawing one of the names by lot.” Division A TLBAA members, watch for your nomination form in the mail. For a complete set of TLBAA By-Laws, including all sections regarding the election of Directors, visit www.tlbaa.org/tlbaa/official-handbook/

--continued from pg. 22 just can’t imagine him not going down in history as the greatest horn sire of all times.” “We sold some HCR semen at the Legacy Sale a few years ago,” said Hunt, “and I promised the people we wouldn’t sell any semen while the bull is alive. If they bought semen there, there wouldn’t be any competition. When the bull dies, if there is any semen left, we will sell it then – but not until he dies.” Retirement is a relative concept in the more southerly climes of west central Oklahoma, and according to Randy Briscoe, Hunts Command Respect will be exposed to 25 to 27 cows. “I imagine he will probably go out to pasture after this year. He is in beautiful shape, he looks like he is eight or nine years old, but he is such a lovely old bull, Doug and I both just don’t want to see anything bad happen to him as far as getting crippled up. We would rather let him go his natural life. This will probably be the last year he will breed anything, most likely. He is going to retire here on my place, thanks to Doug’s generosity.” “We want to be able to do a good mount on his head, so


by keeping him here, where we have a daily eye on him and good, level ground, we have a lot better opportunity to have a good mount, rather than one that has been lying out there for a week or two. I hate to even think about that, he is such a lovely old bull, and it almost brings tears to my eyes. He has been a marvelous bull all his life in looks, demeanor and his progeny. There has never been a bull like him, and there probably never will be as good in production as he has been.” “Doug bred a few cows to him and hopefully we will have a 2015 crop out of him. I’ve got some real nice pastures here where I live, and I imagine I will probably put him out in one of the smaller pastures next year. If he is doing as well as he is this year, I may go ahead and breed a few more cows to him next year. He’s not going to have to travel a lot of ground and sure not going to have to travel over a lot of rough rocks to make his way. He is going to have nice smooth ground to work on.” With good grass, good fences, good nutrition, shelter and care, Hunts Command Respect may just settle in for a very long and contented retirement. Texas Longhorn Trails

More Than a Hobby – Twisted Sister Ranch By Jordan Glidewell Although the name sounds like a partnership, Twisted Sister Ranch is solely owned by one woman with a true passion for animals. Sheryl Hall is a nurse anesthetist in Houston, but doesn’t mind making a two-hour drive to care for her precious herd of Texas Longhorn cattle. Twisted Sister Ranch is located between La Grange and Schulenburg in Muldoon, TX. Most people have never heard of the little town, but it was interestingly enough a filming location for a John Travolta movie. Aside from the trivia, Twisted Sister Ranch is a place where Hall can find peace and quiet away from the big city. Hall is originally from Dallas, but later moved to Georgia for 10 years. She bought the ranch property after eventually moving back to Texas in 2002 to be closer to her sister who had Longhorns. Hall could feed her sister’s cattle by hand and soon fell in love with the breed. She decided that she wanted her own herd of Longhorns to raise and care for. “I had been leasing the ranch for cattle,” Hall said. “I eventually asked myself why I didn’t just get some of my own.” Hall’s Longhorn career began in 2009 when she went to a herd dispersal with her sister, who shared some expertise about cattle. Darlene Aldridge, DVM of Star Creek Ranch also taught her some things about Longhorns to help her get started. For someone who did not grow up around cattle, Hall is proud of how much she has learned. “One of the things I’ve found is when you get in a group of people who own Longhorns, all they want to talk about is Longhorns,” Hall said. “They are willing to share tricks of the trade, and this helps so much.” The name of Twisted Sister Ranch comes from Hall’s original plan to co-own the property with her sister. After they decided to keep their Longhorn herds separate, Hall came to the conclusion that the ranch name fit perfectly after all. “I’ve always been the rebel of the family, so it fit me,” Hall said. “It’s also a really great name because I love the twisty

horn shape. You have to be more patient with that kind, but you can have a lot more total horn than just tip-to-tip. I even got a few twisted-horned cattle to go along with the ranch name.” The docile nature of Longhorns originally caught Hall’s eye, but she also loves how protective they are of their babies. She enjoys looking out at her herd and seeing huge steers grooming some of the baby calves. “It’s just so fun to watch their daily habits and figure out their patterns,” Hall said. The highlights of her program are her two bulls, XCalibur Star and American Outlaw. Hall partners with Aldridge on XCalibur Star, who has won the Tip-to-Tip, Total Horn and Composite at the TLBAA Horn Showcase. Hall saw something special and picked him out when he was just a small calf. “I never thought he would look like he does now,” Hall said about her bull. “He measures 76 inches tip-to-tip and will be just three years old in October.” Although XCalibur Star has been the big surprise, Hall cannot discount the good qualities of her other bull. She credits American Outlaw for putting some of the best color and lateral horn on some of her animals. The primary focus of Twisted Sister Ranch is breeding for color and different horn shapes. Hall also wants to get a few bigger and better cows that are more correct in conformation. She has learned that cows can be just as important as bulls when it comes to a breeding program. “I don’t really care as much for tip-to-tip,” Hall said. “If I can get good horns that are nice and strong, along with nice color and size – that’s what’s important to me.” Hall’s goal for Twisted Sister Ranch is to get a little more property to keep growing her herd. Although Longhorns aren’t her primary occupation, Hall takes her ranch very seriously. “This is more than a hobby,” Hall said. “I have fun, but it’s also a business.”

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

507, LLC | Tim & Anita Able | Ace Cattle Co. | Terry & Sherri Adcock | Alft’s Longhorn Acres | Allison & Dunaway Amon G. Carter Foundation | Frank Anderson Jr. | Anonymous Donation | Kenneth Archer | Ark-La-Tex Longhorn Assn. Wayne Aswell | Avery Mays Construction |Steve & René Azinger | B & C Farms | Jill E. Bachus John T. & Betty Baker | Lisa Baker | Dr. L. V. & Pat Baker | Rand & Jeannine Baker | Robert Barham | Tom Barnes B. J. Barnhart Ranches | Bar Cee Longhorn Ranch | Jerry & Jenny Bates | Cory Batt | Ray Beadle | Minford Beard Mikeal Beck | Charles Belen | Dr. Gene & Jolie Berry | Tom & Cay Billingsley | Blackwell Castle Co.| Lee & Linda Blackwell Mark Strever Blackwood | Blair Ranch |Cary M. Blake | Levi & Brittni Blake | Don Blansitt | Gary Bloomer | Clare Bogart Mimi Bogart | Ray Bohy | Bubba Bollier | Larry Bond | Mrs. Larry Bond | Randall Bordelon | Michael & Allison Bose Gary & Teresa Bowdoin | Brett/Marshall Partnership | Joe Brisbois | Kipp Brown | Curtis Bruner | Brush Creek Ranch Bullard Ranch | Butler Breeders | Donald & Annette Butts | Ken Caldwell | William F. Caldwell | Riemer & Marcia Calhoun, Jr. Bob & Laura Campbell | Ronnie Campbell | Richard D. & Cheryl Carlson | Bow Carpenter | William B. Cary | W.C. Cheatham Levi Christenson | Chris & Christina Clark | Darryl Clark | Robert Douglas Clark | W.D. “Bill” & Shirley Clark | Clear Fork Ranch Dan O. Coates | Dan W. Coates | Tom Cochran | Bob Coffee | Roger Cole, D.V.M. | Mary Colgan | Moe Collins | T.W. Comer George Conly | John M. Copeland | Don Corley | Dustin & Missy Cothern | Taylor Crambell | Richard & LuAnn Crist Billy & Molly Crozier | Bob Crow | Crumpton-Cunningham Partners | Larry Crumpton | Raymond Cruthis | Joe Cunningham Shirley Crystal | Cuerno Largo Cattle Co. | Palmore Currey | Carl Curry | Dick & Cheryl Curry | Jim Curry | Gwen Damato G.C. “Bo” & Dorie Damuth | Billy D. & Delynn Davis | Charles & Belinda Davis | James Davis | Gene & Eileen Day Brandon & Easton Dean (Paver) | Shad & Betty Dean (Paver) | Brett & Darcy DeLapp | Mrs. Ted Derryberry | Alexandra Dees JoAnne & Jim Dickens | Richard Dimon | Darin & Dawn Divinia | Claude H. Dixon | James P. Dodds | Frank Doherty Mike Donelly | McKenna Donovan | Warren & Cathy Dorathy | Double R Acres | Stephen A. Douglas, Jr. Dow Longhorn Ranch | Wallace E. Downey | Andy Drake | Dreamcatcher Ranch | DuBose/Semkin Partnership A.E. & Laura DuBose | Keith & Tina DuBose | Donley & Carol Duerksen | Neil & Paula Dugger | Blake Dwoskin | Nancy C. Dunn David & Jana Edwards | El Coyote Ranch | Bernard Esunas | Evans Cattle Co. | Dave & Billicarole Evans | Shirkie Evans James & Pia Eyman | Russell Fairchild | Richard & Jeanne Filip | Allan Finch | Howard Fleming | Bobby & Linda Fletcher Dale & Gina Francisco | Rick & Tracey Friedrich | Fuhriman Cattle Co. | Wilford Fultz | G-C Longhorns | G R Ranch Gerald Galipp | Asa & Joan Gamble | Ron & Donna Garison | Roger & Jacqueline Garlitz | Gene Garrett Judge Thomas & Nola F. Gee | George J. Gerst, Sr. | Don Gibson | Mark Gilliland, M.D. | Golden Spread TLBA Malcolm & Connie Goodman | GM Goodpaster |J. H. Graham | Tom & LeAnna Graham | Tom & William L. Graham Lucas Graywolf | Bobby Grimes | Cecil Guinn | David & Melissa Hackney | Hacienda PBT, LLC | Curtis & Kathy Hall Brad & Robin Hancock | Dennis Handschke | Dot & Dick Hansen | Sidney Hanson | Sidney Hanson, Sr. David L. or Robert W. Harcrow | Harman Ranch, LLC | Doyle Harrell | Harrell & Sons Cattle Co. 28Kent & Sandy February 2014| James Hazelton | C.W. Hellen | C.W. Hellen, Jr. | Vicki & Corky Helms (Helmwood)Texas Longhorn Trails Harrell | Lamar Hemphill -- continued on pg. 30


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

-- continued from pg. 28

Founders - $250,000 and up

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

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

Leaders - $100,000 to $249,999

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

Patrons - $10,000 to $24,999

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

Supporters - $1,000 to $9,999

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

Builders - $100 to $999

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

Charitable Pledge Agreement

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

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


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



MR. CANADA DOB: 3/27/14




MR. WYOMING DOB: 2/20/14



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

15 December 1, 20

February 26-27, 2016 Hosted by the TLBGCA

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

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

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

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

Cattle Baron’s Sale & Futurity

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

October 2015









See Affiliate Prince entries on p. 32



DOB: 3/16/14

MISS WEST TEXAS DOB: 9/3/14 34 Texas Longhorn Trails

October 2015


Horn Showcase Reference: As everyone waits to see how their animals measure up at the 2015 TLBAA Horn Showcase in Lawton, OK and satellite measurings across the nation, we wanted to present to you for comparison the longest horned females, bulls and steers overall from the beginning of the Horn Showcase in 2000. Not all measurements were included in the beginning of the competition and the dates of measurements below will reflect that.

4C PRINCESS 2000 72 1/2” TTT

STARLIGHT 2001 76 1/2” TTT 2002 77 3/8” TTT

DAY’S FEISTY FANNIE 2003 78 5/8” TTT 2004 79 5/8” TTT 2005 80 3/4” TTT 2006 82” TTT 2007 82 7/8” TTT 2008 83 7/8” TTT 2009 84 5/8’ TTT 2010 85 1/2” TTT


SHADOW JUBILEE 2012 89 1/4”


2004 91 1/2" TH


2005 92 1/2" TH 2003 91 7/8" TH 2002 91 3/4" TH


2008 103 1/16" TH 2006 97 3/8" TH


2009 105 1/16" TH


2011 107 57/64" TH 2010 105 3/4" TH 2007 100 1/2" TH

2013 111 15/16" TH 2014 114 15/16" TH


2012 109 7/8" TH


Females Total Horn

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BL RIO CATCHIT 2013 92 5/8” TTT 2014 94 1/2” TTT

Females Tip-to-Tip

Tip-to-Tip & Total Horn

GF HEAVY HITTER 2000 76 3/4" TTT 2001 77 3/4" TTT 2002 78 5/8" TTT

585 OVERWHELMING TORO 2003 72 5/8" TT 2004 73 3/8" TTT 2005 73 3/4" TTT


TOP CALIBER 2007 80 1/4" TTT 2008 82 1/2" TTT

RESPECT ME 2009 80 1/2" TTT 2010 83 3/16" TTT

RODEo MAX ST 2011 81 1/4" TTT 2012 82 3/4" TTT

COWBOY TUFF CHEX 2013 90 1/8" TTT 2014 95 9/16" TTT


2002 86 1/4" TH 2003 87" TH


2004 90 3/8" TH 2005 90 1/2" TH 2006 96 1/4" TH 2007 100 5/8" TH 2008 101 5/8" TH 2009 104 5/8" TH


2010 105" TH 2011 106 9/16" TH 2012 107 7/16" TH


2013 106 5/8" TH


2014 109 7/8" TH


October 2015

2000 — 2014 The Horn Showcase measurements are the only officially recognized measurements for TLBAA registered animals and serve as an invaluable tool in marketing your animals and in selection bloodlines that will increase horn in your program.

Bulls Tip-to-Tip

Bulls Total Horn

Horn Showcase Reference: Tip-to-Tip & Total Horn Steers by far have the most impressive measurements and are often used to promote the breed at shows, parades and special events. Those who do not wish to breed Longhorns often enjoy trophy steers as a welcome, attentiongrabbing addition in their pastures.




2005 114 3/8" TH

2014 136 11/16" TH


2013 148 7/8" TH


2008 149 3/4" TH 2009 156" TH 2010 167" TH 2011 174 5/8" TH 2012 179 1/4" TH


2007 123 7/8" TH


2006 126 1/2" TH


2003 107 3/4" TH 2004 109 1/8" TH

WATSON 101 2002 96 1/8" TTT 2003 97 1/2" TTT 2004 99 3/4" TTT 2005 100" TTT 2006 101" TTT 2007 102 5/8" TTT

BIG RED 097 2008 108 5/8" TTT

OAK CHEX 2009 112 1/8" TTT 2010 117 1/2" TTT 2011 121 1/8" TTT 2012 124 1/2" TTT

LAZYJ’S BLUEGRASS 2013 133 1/2" TTT 2014 117 1/4" TTT

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2001 91 3/4" TTT

Steers Tip-to-Tip

Steers Total Horn

Rocky Mountain Longhorn Futurity Results Champion of each class

Submitted by: Rocky Mountain Longhorn Futurity

Gary Don Taylor, Dan Jones, John Nelson

Alex Dees, Linda, T.J. and Tammy Farnsworth

John Helm, Andy and Coby Mast

Dan Jones, Paula and James Wilkins

Andy Mast, Dan Jones

Photos by Barbara Linke


HEIFERS CLASS 1: JULY 2014 – DECEMBER 2014 Entry # Animals Name DOB Owner Total 105 LAZY J'S SHANIA 8/20/14 Joe Sedlacek - Lazy J Longhorns 218.75 104 CR SUZANNA JAM 9/10/14 Alexandra Dees - CR Longhorns 218.5 103 HL BARON'S MIST 9/19/14 Bill & Elizabeth Hudson - Hudson Longhorns 215 101 BAR R HAPPY ANNIE 10/8/14 Tom Matott - Rocky Mountain Longhorns 211 102 M2 CONCEALED KARRI 9/20/14 Tom Matott - Rocky Mountain Longhorns 210.5 106 LAZY J'S SACAGAWEA 7/22/14 Joe Sedlacek - Lazy J Longhorns 201 HEIFERS CLASS 2: APRIL 16, 2014 – JUNE 2014 Entry # Animals Name DOB Owner Total 214 AML MISS WHITE TAIL 4/24/14 Andy Mast - Andy Mast Longhorns 224.25 211 CR ALASKA 4/28/14 Alexandra Dees - CR Longhorns 223 217 KODAK MOMENT 424 4/18/14 Brett & Darcey Delapp - Cliffhanger Genetics 222 203 D/O LAREDO'S FASHION 5/23/14 Oren O'Dell - Odell Longhorns 222 204 STEEL RIM ROCK 5/19/14 Alexandra Dees - CR Longhorns 221.5 215 HL FOXY CLOVER 4/24/14 Bill & Elizabeth Hudson - Hudson Longhorns 220 207 PCC DAZZLE DOLL 5/7/14 Scott Pace - Pace Cattle Co 219.25 201A CLEARLY A'LOOF 6/6/14 Russell Freeman - The Freeman Ranch 218.5 213 KETTLE PRISM 4/28/14 Mike Beijl - MB Longhorns 216.5 206 STEEL WOOL 5/12/14 Brett & Darcey Delapp - Cliffhanger Genetics 215.5 212 HUBBELLS RIO RIVIERA 4 4/28/14 Mark Hubbell - Hubbell Longhorns 215 201 CASHEW 6/7/14 Janet Gleason - Big Valley Longhorns 215 210 GEE GOOSEY TOO 5/2/14 Randy & Marsha Witte - Red Ink Ranch 214.25 202 STARS ADDED BONUS 5/29/14 Lindsey Helvey - Big Sky Livestock 213 205 JP TEJAS ANGELFACE 5/16/14 James Wilkins - JP Ranch 212 216 SWEET BETTY BROWN ST 4/24/14 Gregg Sherwood - Sherwood Cattle CO 211.5 208 WF FIREFOX 5/5/14Fayne McDowell & Nicky Adams - Wildfire Ranch LLC 209 209 FANCYSWITCH 5/2/14 Kerry Mounce - 4 Gone Ranch 205 HEIFERS CLASS 3: JANUARY 2014 – April 15, 2014 Entry # Animals Name DOB Owner Total 308 7-11 WILD FIRE 3/25/14 TJ FARNSWORTH - 7-11 RANCH 228 320 SWEET SANDY GIRL BCB 1/30/14 Gary Don Taylor - Taylor Ranch 224.5 306 7-11 WOW 3/30/14 TJ FARNSWORTH - 7-11 RANCH 224 310 CR DONA BELLA 3/25/14 Alexandra Dees - CR Longhorns 223.5 321 AWESOME FLOSSIE 1/15/14 Kelly Geurin - Mountain Creek Longhorns 223.5 319 HL RIO'S MAGNOLIA 1/30/14 Bill & Elizabeth Hudson - Hudson Longhorns 220 307 TOOTIN MY HORNS 3/29/14 Brett & Darcey Delapp - Cliffhanger Genetics 219.75 314 CR PRIME SHOT 3/11/14 Eric Youngberg - CR Longhorns 219.5 327 RUSTY RAIN 1/1/14 Janet Gleason - Big Valley Longhorns 218 326 RIO CASH 1/1/14 Davis Green - 7 Bar Longhorns 216.5 305 7-11 SWEET DREAMS 3/30/14 TJ FARNSWORTH - 7-11 RANCH 216.25 302 DUCEY DO 4/10/14 Randy & Marsha Witte - Red Ink Ranch 215.5 316 PLOWGIRL 3/9/14 Janet Gleason - Big Valley Longhorns 215.5 312 TOP CHOICE 3/17/14 Stan Searle - Searle Ranch 215.5 323 7 BAR PEACH'S HONDO 1/7/14 Davis Green - 7 Bar Longhorns 215 303 MOLLY DOLLY 4/10/14 Randy & Marsha Witte - Red Ink Ranch 215 301 SHINING SYMBOL'S SS 4/13/14 Scott Simmons - SS Backwards Longhorns 215 311 BREATH OF SPRING 3/19/14 Stan Searle - Searle Ranch 215 309 BB DANDY SANDY 3/25/14 Jerry Wayne Bell - B&B Cattle CO 214 317 SITTINSWITCH 2/10/14 Kerry Mounce - 4 Gone Ranch 213.5 318 FLASH DANCE 2/9/14 Janet Gleason - Big Valley Longhorns 213 310A SMOKING BELL 3/20/14 Russell Freeman - The Freeman Ranch 209 325 DR SEXY NO LIE 1/1/14 Donnie Ramer - DJR Longhorn Ranch 206 304 FANNIE KICKER SS 4/9/14 Scott Simmons - SS Backwards Longhorns 206 324 DIANNESSWITCH 1/5/14 Kerry Mounce - 4 Gone Ranch 206 315 MOON PIE COWGIRL CPL 3/9/14Kim and Nik Nikodym - Commanders Place Longhorns 206 322 SWEET IMO REE 1/8/14 Joe Muse - J&L Cattle Co 204 313 GD MIDNIGHT RENDEZVOUS 3/15/14 Gary Don Taylor - Taylor Ranch Scratch HEIFERS CLASS 4: SEPTEMBER 2013 – DECEMBER 2013 Entry # Animals Name DOB Owner Total 413 SPECTACULAR FEAT 9/2/13 Dan Jones - Hoosier Longhorns 230.5 403 AWESOME LOLLY 11/17/13 Kelly Geurin - Mountain Creek Longhorns 228.5 408 EXTRAVAGANT PATTY 9/19/13 Bill & Elizabeth Hudson - Hudson Longhorns 226 401 CINNAMON DOLCE 12/28/13 Gary Don Taylor - Taylor Ranch 225 406 TL ROSEBUD WHISKEY 10/31/13 Tom & Linda Nading - T&L Longhorns 223 411 CR GRAND AIM 9/3/13 Alexandra Dees - CR Longhorns 223 405 7 BAR JULIE'S SUNSHINE 11/5/13 Davis Green - 7 Bar Longhorns 222 404 WSR PINE RIDGE 11/6/13 Bill Smith - Woodson School Ranch 221.5 407 TJ SEMANTHA 10/7/13 J.R. Matott - Rocky Mountain Longhorns 220.75 402 LA NOVA COWGIRL CPL 12/3/13Kim and Nik Nikodym - Commanders Place Longhorns 220 410 AWESOME ADDISON 9/3/13 Davis Green - 7 Bar Longhorns 217 409 TL FIREWATER 9/15/13 Tom & Linda Nading - T&L Longhorns 216 412 MTR MEDICINE GIRL 13/100 9/2/13 Cynthia Graham - Mi Tierra Ranch 208

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Andy Mast, Gary Lake

Tom Matott, Paula and James Wilkins

Grand fellowship with Longhorn breeders.

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HEIFERS CLASS 5: May 16, 2013 – August 2013 Entry # Animals Name DOB Owner Total 505 AML RAM'S MONIQUE 6/4/13 Andy Mast - Andy Mast Longhorns 221.5 506 XCALIBER SUE COWGIRL CPL5/31/13Kim and Nik Nikodym - Commanders Place Longhorns221.25 501 LAZY J'S TWISTED SISTER 7/20/13 Joe Sedlacek - Lazy J Longhorns 221 504 SH RUNNING DIAMOND 62/3 6/22/13 Davis Green - 7 Bar Longhorns 216.5 503 XC ANDY'S LILY 7/11/13 Crumpton / Cunningham Partnership) 214 507 WF BLANCA CALIENTE 5/23/13Fayne McDowell & Nicky Adams - Wildfire Ranch LLC 213 502 SOUTHERN SWEET T 7/15/13 Brian & Carolyne Brown 210 HEIFERS CLASS 6: April 2013 – May 16, 2013 Entry # Animals Name DOB Owner Total 602 J.R. FANNY 5/2/13 Ron & Jo Jones - Jones Ranch 226 608 RRR MISS COCOA 314 4/16/13 Davis Green - 7 Bar Longhorns 225.5 610 CB ANNIE GITCHURGUN 4/13/13 Ben & Marlene Reynolds 222.75 604 AWESOME MAXINE 4/21/13 Kelly Geurin - Mountain Creek Longhorns 220 606 RC RIO PRINCESS 4/17/13 Andy Mast - Andy Mast Longhorns 219.5 609 7LS BOBBI'S BEST 4/14/13 Gregg Sherwood - Sherwood Cattle CO 217.5 605 TOP ROSE 4/18/13 Joe Sedlacek - Lazy J Longhorns 217 607 CRISPSWITCH 4/16/13 Kerry Mounce - 4 Gone Ranch 216 603 MTR SLINGIN ANN 13/75 4/28/13 Cynthia Graham - Mi Tierra Ranch 212 601 HUNTS HCR BOUNCER BEAUTY5/10/13 Lindsey Helvey - Big Sky Livestock 210 HEIFERS CLASS 7: JANUARY 2013 – MARCH 2013 Entry # Animals Name DOB Owner Total 704 CVL ANSWERED PRAYERS 1/1/13 James Wilkins - JP Ranch 228 703 C7CC LIEUTENANT 1/3/13 Bruce & Connie Ollive - Bar O Cattle Company 227 702 AWESOME MORA 2/24/13 Kelly Geurin - Mountain Creek Longhorns 222.5 701 HUNTS GUNMANS PIZZAZZ 3/10/13 Randy & Marsha Witte - Red Ink Ranch 219 BULLS CLASS 8: MAY 2014 – OCTOBER 2014 Entry # Animals Name DOB Owner Total 804 CV CALL OF DUTY 5/12/14 Joe Sedlacek - Lazy J Longhorns 226 803 BD UP SHOT 5/18/14 Gary Don Taylor - Taylor Ranch 224.5 802 SUSAN'S REMINGTON ACTION7/16/14Fayne McDowell & Nicky Adams - Wildfire Ranch LLC 219 805 HUBBELLS COWBOY 5/12/14 Mark Hubbell - Hubbell Longhorns 215 801 M2 ROCKY COLORADO 7/24/14 Tom Matott - Rocky Mountain Longhorns 211 BULLS CLASS 9: JANUARY 2014 – APRIL 2014 Entry # Animals Name DOB Owner Total 910 TUFF'S RUFF 'N ROWDY 3/12/14 James Wilkins - JP Ranch 229.25 908 CV BACKFIRED 3/29/14 Joe Sedlacek - Lazy J Longhorns 227 913 SARCEE WASHAKIE 2/23/14 Bruce and Connie Ollive- Bar O Cattle Company 225.25 907 PCC WILD CARD 4/5/14 Tytan Pace - Pace Cattle Co 220 904 SS TEMPT-A-LICIOUS 4/13/14 Scott Simmons - SS Backwards Longhorns 219.25 902 CB GRAND CHEX COWBOY 4/24/14 John & Darlene Nelson - Cloverbloom Ranch 219 911 RIVER WILD 3/1/14 Janet Gleason - Big Valley Longhorns 218.5 912 J.R. MONTANA 2/25/14 Ron & Jo Jones - Jones Ranch 216.5 909 4G LONESOME 3/27/14 Kerry Mounce - 4 Gone Ranch 216 906 MI VATO 4/5/14 Clyde & Virginia Peek - Peek Land and Cattle 215.5 905 GOLLY'S RALEIGH 4/10/14 Clyde & Virginia Peek - Peek Land and Cattle 212 903 BILLY SOL 4/19/14 Clyde & Virginia Peek - Peek Land and Cattle 212 901 PATRIOT'S JUSTICE 4/26/14 Clyde & Virginia Peek - Peek Land and Cattle 207 BULLS CLASS 10: APRIL 2013 – DECEMBER 2013 Entry # Animals Name DOB Owner Total 1001 DELTA LUCKY ACE 10/30/13 Dan Jones - Hoosier Longhorns 231 1005 5D AXMAN 5/2/13 DAN HUNTINGTON - 5D RANCH 227 1004 HUBBELLS RIO DYNAMITE 5/26/13 Hubbell / Mast / Matott Partnership 216 1003 SOUTHERN HEAVY HITTER 10/1/13 Brian & Carolyne Brown 214 1002 LAR TUFF ENUFF 2413 10/23/13 Bill Smith - Woodson School Ranch 213

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Donation lots at the Rocky Mountain Select Sale raised more than $11,850 for the Semper Fi Fund. The Semper Fi fund was set up to assist more than 200 ex Marines and soldiers from other branches of the Armed Forces post 9/11 by providing financial, emotional, and tiered support for injured/ill service members and their families through the Photo by Mike Searle following programs: Family Support, Adaptive Housing, Adaptive Transportation, Specialized Equipment, Education and Career Transitioning, Rehabilitative Sports programs, and more. Donation lots for the sale were provided by 7-11 Ranch, Hudson Longhorns, OxBow Ranch, and WI Longhorns and Leather. Chris Franson was in attendance representing the Semper Fi Fund. For more information on the Fund, go to their web site https://semperfifund.org/about/


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IN MEMORIAM John Allen John Russell Allen, 74, a proud Texas native son, passed peacefully on Friday, August 21, 2015 at his ranch near Harper, Texas. Born in Ft. Worth, his family moved to Mesa, Arizona when he was six. John was a graduate of Mesa High School, and the University of Arizona, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon (ΣΑΕ) fraternity. Since stepping off the train in Mesa as a young child, he promised himself that he would return to Texas, the home of his heart. During the Vietnam War, he served in the United States Air Force as a Captain flying KC-135 Tankers. His Air Force service ended in 1973. That was the beginning of a lifelong career in aviation. He became an underwriter with the United States Aircraft Insurance Group (USAIG.) In 1979, he co-founded Falcon Insurance Agency in Austin, Texas which grew from a three person office to a prominent nationwide agency. John Allen served as president from its inception. Even as a toddler in Ft. Worth, he saw himself someday in the saddle. He was a passionate Texas Longhorn breeder who practiced both fundamental breeding protocols and advancing technology. He served on the board of the Texas Longhorn Heritage Foundation (TLHF), and along with his collaborative efforts as a member of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America (TLBAA), and Texas Longhorn Marketing Alliance (TLMA) allowed important traits to flourish,

and ensure the grandeur of the breed. He is survived by his wife Ursula; his daughter Deborah Abdullah, his son-in-law Henry Abdullah; his daughter Tammy Williams, his son Joe Lema; his grandsons Gaven Abdullah and Holden Abdullah who affectionately call him Papa John; his granddaughter Haley Williams, and his sister Ann Devoll. He lived the way he dreamed. “No half measures” is a fitting description of his life. His father told him “Get up early and work hard” which is exactly what he did every day of his life. John will live forever in the hearts of his family and friends as a loyal, loving, courageous and generous man with a sly sense of humor, and a razor sharp intellect. When he gets to Heaven, if there are Longhorns and lots of pristine country with blazing sunsets, he’ll know he is home. Funeral services were held at First United Methodist Church in Kerrville, Texas on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. Graveside services with Air Force honors followed at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Kerrville, Texas. Pallbearers were Tom Bradshaw, Phil Parrish, Barry Dowlen, Alan Sparger, Damon Clark, Joe Lema, Gaven Abdullah, Holden Abdullah and Henry Abdullah. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to Peterson Hospice, 1121 Broadway, Kerrville, Texas 78028 or First United Methodist Church, 321 Thompson Drive, Kerrville, Texas 78028.

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Proper Injection Procedures for Cattle David R. Smith, Extension Dairy/Beef Veterinarian; Dale M Grotelueschen, Extension Beef Veterinarian; and Dee D. Griffin, Extension Feedlot Veterinarian Medications are commonly given to tain risks while administering injectable of some injectable medicines and biocattle as part of regular husbandry pracmedications. There is risk of injury to logicals depend on appropriate timing of tices to improve health, control disease yourself while handling and restraining administration to the life-stage of the anor increase productivity. Medications the animal. You may be injured by the imal. may be given by injection, by mouth animal, the equipment or by the interInjection records are essential to (orally) or through the skin as a pour-on face of the two. Operators must be aware avoid unnecessary repeat treatments that (topically). Injections are commonly of the risk of injury due to accidental selfincrease costs, increase the possibility of given into the muscle (intramuscularly, injection lesions and increase the risk of injection of the medication. Financial or IM), under the skin (subcutaneously, loss related to carcass damage following tissue residues. Treatment records simor SC) or into the bloodstream (intraan injection, or due to losses related to plify troubleshooting when treatment venously, or IV). medication withholding times and lost failure occurs, and recorded withdrawal Medications are administered to catopportunities for sales are additional dates make it possible to avoid product tle by injection for a variety of reasons. risks. residue problems. For example, vaccines (biologicals) are The risks to the consumer following Where to give injections injected to prevent disease, and antibicattle injections come in the form of inThe route that injectable medications otics or anthelmintics may be injected to jection site blemishes and the possibility are given influences how well the prodtreat bacterial or parasitic inuct works and the fate of the fections, respectively. Other in the animal’s system. THE VOLUME OF DRUG ADMINISTERED AT AN product medications may be given by The label on injectable products injection for supportive medINJECTION SITE DEPENDS NOT ONLY ON THE describes the appropriate routes ical care, to relieve pain or to of administration. Do not deviDOSAGE OF THE MEDICATION BUT ALSO ON THE enhance production. Injecate from the label recommendaROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION AND THE MAXIMUM tion may be the best, or the tions without the advice of a only, route of administration veterinarian. It is unlawful to adVOLUME RECOMMENDED PER SITE. for a particular medication. minister any injectable product When there is a choice to inin any dosage or by any means ject or use another route of administrathat residues of the medication will reother than that stated on the label unless tion, the decision to use injectables may main in the final meat product. All intradirected to do so by a veterinarian. be based on cost, ease of administration, muscular injections reduce tenderness at Some injectable products are labeled effectiveness, accuracy and reliability or the injection site and sometimes the for intramuscular (IM) or subcutaneous other considerations related to the activblemish is even less appealing. (SC) use. Use the subcutaneous route of ity of the product. The risks associated with giving injecinjection whenever that option is availtions cannot be completely eliminated. able to reduce the risk of injection site leRISKS RELATED TO However, the risks can be reduced by sions within the carcass. Intramuscular INJECTING MEDICINES controlling certain factors (control injections should given in the muscles of Decisions to use injectable medicapoints) related to the injection process. the neck to avoid blemishes in more tions in cattle should be made after givThe operator can both minimize the risks valuable carcass cuts, regardless of the age ing careful consideration to the benefits and maximize the benefits of injectable of the animal. Do not give intramuscular and the risks of the activity. The process cattle medications by understanding the injections in the rear leg or over the of injecting cattle with medications carcontrol points in the injection process. ries certain risks to the animal, the operCONTROL POINTS FOR SAFE, ator and the consumer, thus it is best to E FFECTIVE CATTLE INJECTIONS seek the advice of a veterinarian. When (and when not) to Injecting medication presents several give injections risks to the animal. Injections with mulThe decision to administer injectable tiple-use needles can spread some dismedications should be based on medeases. Anaplasmosis and bovine leukosis ically sound principles. Seek the advice of are two notable diseases of cattle that are a veterinarian whenever there is doubt spread through the use of common neeabout the appropriateness of using indles. Dirty, bent, broken or dull needles jectable medications. The expression that may lead to injuries or infection at the “timing is everything” is appropriate site of injection. Adequate restraint of catwhen it comes to injecting cattle medicatle prior to injection is necessary to detions. Consider the effect of withholding crease the risk of injury to both the Figure 2. Proper injection sites for subtimes on marketing decisions before adanimal and humans. cutaneous or intramuscular injections ministering the product. The effectiveness You as the operator also assume cerin cattle of all ages.


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rump. Subcutaneous injections should be administered in front of the shoulder. Figure 2 shows appropriate injection sites for cattle of all ages.

How to give injections Proper injection methods require that the animal be appropriately restrained to avoid injury to either the animal or the operator. What defines appropriate restraint may depend on the size of the animal, the disposition of the animal and the type of injection. Appropriate restraint means that the animal is held well enough that the operator is able to safely approach and administer the medication, and that the animal is not injured by the restraint or the injection. Anticipate how the animal could respond to an injection and assure yourself that the animal’s reaction to the injection will not lead to injury to yourself or to others. Do not place yourself at needless risk of injury for the sake of an injection. If you cannot give the medication safely, don’t give it. The volume of drug administered at an injection site depends not only on the dosage of the medication but also on the route of administration and the maximum volume recommended per site. Always follow the label recommendations for dosage and volume per injection site unless directed to do otherwise by your veterinarian. Do not exceed 10 cc (cubic centimeter or milliliters) at any intramuscular injection site. Injection needles are available in varying lengths and diameters. The diameter of a needle is measured by its gauge. The larger the gauge, the smaller the diameter of the needle. As a general rule use the largest gauge-size needle (thinnest) that the medication will pass through and that will not bend or break during the injection. Typically 16- or 18gauge needles that are 1 1/2 inches long are used for intramuscular injections in cattle weighing over 500 pounds. Injection needles suitable for calves under 500 pounds are typically 18- or 20-gauge and 1 inch long. Needles used for subcutaneous injection should be 1 inch or less in length for any age animal. Use only needles with aluminum hubs because they are less likely to break during injections. Do not use needles with plastic hubs. Needles that break off and remain in the animal must be removed; surgery is often required. Contact your veterinarian if assistance is needed October 2015

to remove a broken needle. Do not let an animal with a broken needle enter the food chain. To prevent needle breakage use proper animal restraint and do not try to straighten or reuse bent needles. When administering an injection, clean, sharp needles should be rapidly placed into the site, the dose administered, and the needle quickly removed. Some medications must not be placed directly into the bloodstream, and it may be necessary to draw back on the syringe and observe for blood before beginning an intramuscular injection. Subcuta-

neous injections should be given at the base of a “tented” fold of loose skin lifted away from the animal with your free hand. This “tenting method” minimizes the risk of injecting into muscle.

Sanitation and product quality The risk of infected injection sites can be reduced by maintaining clean working conditions and equipment. The surfaces of tables and restraint equipment should be kept free of dust, moisture and manure. After use, syringes can be disinfected by disassembling and washing with hot soapy water, rinsing with alco-


hol and drying before reassembly. Soaps, within coolers until used. Protect all avoid the temptation to use a contamialcohol and other disinfectants will cause products from extreme heat or freezing. A nated, bent or dull needle. This gives the live or modified-live vaccines to become light bulb or other heat source can be operator time to change needles or reinactive. Syringes used for live or modiwired into a cooler to provide a warm draw an automatic syringe. fied-live vaccines should be sterilized chute-side container for medication durConclusion using either moist or dry heat. If it is necing cold weather. The decision to administer injectable essary to rinse out a syringe during use, Needles are often used in more than medications should be made after comthen draw sterile saline or sterile water one animal to save time and money. This paring the benefits and the risks of doing into and out of the syringe several times. practice is most common when multiple so. Your veterinarian is the best source of The effectiveness of the advice on maximizing the benefits injectable product depends treatment and reducing the risk SPECIAL CARE IS REQUIRED TO AVOID CONTAM- of on how carefully the product of problems. Remember: is handled after purchase. INATION OF THE PRODUCT IN MULTIPLE DOSE • All intramuscular injections When medication is not reduce meat tenderness at the inVIALS; INSERT A NEW CLEAN NEEDLE INTO THE being used it should be jection site; RUBBER STOPPER AND USE THAT AS A TRANSFER stored in a clean, closed lo• Give intramuscular injeccation at an appropriate stortions only in the neck muscles. NEEDLE TO FILL SYRINGES RATHER THAN age temperature. Keep Never give an intramuscular injecREPEATEDLY INSERTING NEEDLES THAT HAVE medications labeled and distion in the rear leg or rump recard out-of-date items. Congardless of the animal’s age or use; BEEN INJECTED INTO THE ANIMAL. tamination can be avoided • Use only injectable products during use if the rubber botthat meet Beef Quality Assurance tle stopper is wiped clean before insertdose syringes are used. When needles are guidelines; ing the needle. Special care is required to used in more than one animal the risk of • Use subcutaneous products whenavoid contamination of the product in injection site blemishes increases, as does ever possible and avoid injectable medmultiple dose vials; insert a new clean the risk of transmitting diseases. When ications that are irritating to tissues. needle into the rubber stopper and use more than one animal will receive an inWhen used correctly, medications imthat as a transfer needle to fill syringes jection from the same needle, the deciprove animal health and well-being, inrather than repeatedly inserting needles sion to change needles should be based crease profitability and provide the that have been injected into the animal. on needle contamination, damage or consumer with a higher quality food Assure that the product remains at the dullness. No more than 10 animals product. Materials from University of Nebraskaappropriate temperature during use. Proshould be injected with the same needle. Lincoln Extension. tect modified-live vaccines from ultraviWhen multiple animals are being olet light (including direct sunlight), heat processed it may be useful to keep syand freezing. Keep vaccines on ice packs ringes with “backup” doses drawn up to

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• Culling - address the open and low-producing elements in your herd. Fall is a popular time to address your herd's vaccinations. Here are a few good tips about taking care of your Texas Longhorns. Keep the animal still. If the needle moves too much during the injection then the vaccine won't be absorbed properly. This can lead to a subcutaneous deposit of the vaccine where the vaccine won't do the Longhorn any good. Separate the injection sites by spreading them out so the vaccines will have room to work and let the vaccine be absorbed in the animal. Usually a hands-breath away from the last injection site is recommended. New needles are recommended for every animal that is vaccinated in order to prevent disease transmission and post-vaccination abscesses. If vaccinating a large herd, new needles for every animal may not be practical. Changing to a new needle every 10 animals is suggested. October 2015

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Happenings We would like to send a very special thank you to our TLBT Advisors Trigg and Traci Moore, Jay and Suzanne Faske, Steve and Bodie Quary, Robert and Kim Richey and Kathy Kittler. They took time from their busy schedules to put on our TLBT Leadership Camp. We appreciate everything you do for us,

TLBT Officers Visit the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards In addition to visiting the TLBAA offices while in Fort Worth for the TLBT Leadership Camp, the youth visited the future site of the TLBAA World headquarters and Museum as well as helping out the Fort Worth Herd.

— TLBT Officers and Directors

Just For Fun What did baby corn say to mamma corn? The answer will be in next month’s TRAILS Magazine!

TLBT Announces This Year’s Service Project and Theme “Beautiful Feet - Putting Ourselves Into the Shoes of Those Around Us and Those We Serve Beautiful Feet, sometimes known as The Feet, is a ministry based in Forth Worth, who serve the homeless in many ways. The Feet provides dental, medical, washer and shower, meal, and clothing services. The TLBT would like to put out a box at a few shows so that members may bring clothes to donate. We would also like to possibly go and volunteer at their meal kitchen as a group, if conditions allow. I’m sure many of you are familiar with the phrase “never criticize a man until you’ve walked a mile in his moccasins.” Of course, not all of us own a pair of moccasins, but the phrase actually means that we should keep in mind that every person we come into contact with has a story, and it’s hard to anticipate what their life is truly like without knowing their story. So this year, we’d like to use our theme to put ourselves in the shoes of people around us, and the people we’ve chosen to serve. In doing this, we will become a group of considerate and respectable group of young adults.

“You never really know a man until you understand things from his point of view, until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” – Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird


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The Foundation is its own entity 501c3 and governed by its own set of bylaws. The purpose and mission is to operate for charitable and educational purposes in support of the TLBAA and to protect, promote and preserve the Longhorn breed. The new TLBA Foundation Board Members are: RED STEAGALL Steagall was born Russell Steagall in Gainesville in north Texas on December 22, 1938. He became a bull rider at rodeos while he was still a teenager, but at the age of 15, he was stricken with polio. He took up the guitar and the mandolin as physical therapy to recover the strength and dexterity of his arms and hands. Steagall entered a career in agricultural chemistry after graduating from West Texas State University with a degree in animal science and agronomy. He then spent eight years as a music industry executive in Hollywood, and has spent the last 40 years as a recording artist, songwriter and television and motion picture personality. He currently maintains offices outside of Fort Worth, TX, where he is involved in the production of motion pictures and television shows. Since 1991, Red has hosted the annual Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering in the Stockyards National Historic District of Fort Worth, TX. The event features a ranch rodeo, chuck wagon cook off, children’s poetry contest, western swing dances, cowboy music and poetry, a trappings show and horsemanship clinics. In January 2004, Steagall received the “Spirit of Texas” Award and was inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, TX. Steagall was a member of TLBAA until 2008.

rin keeps a close eye on the Stockyards and helps to maintain the look and feel of the old west and keeping the wrong element out of the historic area. Steve has been named the Stockyards Honorary Mayor. Murrin is a current member with TLBAA.

DONALD JURY Don Jury is sole owner of Jodon Cattle Company in Fort Worth. His cattle company has an annual revenue of $99,000 and employs a staff of one. In the late 1980’s, country music, Billy Bob’s of Texas biggest draw, declined in popularity. Financial mismanagement and unrealized projects drained the nightclub and on January 8, 1988, it closed, causing a great loss to the tourism industry of Fort Worth, especially the Stockyards district. Soon afterward, however, entrepreneur Holt Hickman, a Fort Worth native, sought to revive the Stockyards. Hickman’s long-time friend and businessman Steve Murrin encouraged him to reopen Billy Bob’s. Hickman and Murrin, along with Don Jury, an original Billy Bob’s Texas investor, reopened the place on November 28, 1988. Jury currently serves on the Fort Worth Stockyards Design Task Force and serves as Vice-President of Billy Bob’s Texas. He is a current member with TLBAA.

STEVE MURRIN Steve sports a ten-gallon western hat and was raised on a ranch on the west side of Fort Worth. He has a favorite horse, Matt Dillon, when he could own any horse in the country. He is Fort Worth’s cowboy. Dressing like a cowboy every day of the year and owning a large ranch just west of town does not make him Fort Worth’s cowboy. It is his passion for a small part of the city that has turned him and his dreams into a world-wide tourist and local hangout. The little corner of Tarrant County he wanted to see grow and make a name for the city is the Fort Worth Stockyards. As owner of a great deal of the buildings and land of the Stockyards, Steve wanted to see this historic landmark be more than empty buildings and an area the locals could tell everybody that this is what use to be. Steve Murrin saw something different. He saw shops housed inside where pens used to be. He saw the renovation of the historic Stockyards Hotel where Butch and Sundance frequented. He saw restaurants and bars and the return of the rodeo every Friday and Saturday night and the world’s largest honky-tonk, “Billy Bob’s Texas” with its live bull riding inside the bar and dozens of bars for the convenience of patrons. Murrin took an idea and built an area that is second to none throughout the world. People who come to visit Fort Worth make it a must stop to come see the famous Stockyards and enjoy all it has to offer. Even today, MurOctober 2015

RICHARD FILIP Richard J. Filip, a licensed real estate broker since 1969, is responsible for the explosive growth of the statewide RE/MAX of Texas network. As the owner of Air Adventures, he first engaged in marketing services for the real estate giant in 1979, later assuming the position of its Marketing Director in 1987. From 1988 to 2002, he served as the firm’s Regional Director, during which time the Associate count doubled. In 2002, Richard completed a purchase of the company, which now generates over $13 billion in annual sales. Under his direction, new franchise sales reached a record 47 in 2003. He is the co-founder of the non-profit RE/MAX Ballunar Liftoff Festival, the state’s largest hot air balloon festival. During Richard’s 11 years as a HAR member, he has been a consistent Gold Membership Level sponsor, is a 16 year member of TAR and TREPAC, and holds memberships in the DFW, Austin, San Antonio and El Paso REALTOR Associations. An avid outdoors enthusiast, he is a licensed hot air balloon and fixed-wing pilot. With his wife Jeanne, he lives at Bentwood Ranch in Fayetteville, where he breeds Texas Longhorns. Filip is a member of TLBAA, ITLA and TLMA. --continued on pg. 55



ANIMAL MEDICINES Arden Wohlers, Extension Veterinarian; David R. Smith, Extension Veterinarian; and Dee Griffin, Extension Veterinarian

maining traces of that antibiotic before the person works in the Veterinary drugs, including antibiotics, antiparasite medarea. A person exposed to antibiotics or other medications ications and vaccines, play an important role in the control and which cause them allergies should see a physician as soon as prevention of disease in all livestock. However, there is risk when possible. working with animals and animal medicines. The United States The most common hazard from animal medications (inDepartment of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Drug Adminiscluding antibiotics) is skin irritation from the chemical or intration (FDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) flammation from accidental injection. Needle penetration have strict rules regulating the prescription, distribution and use presents a risk of a localized infection that could eventually of animal medications and chemicals. Regulations on how a spread to other parts of the body. When exposure occurs, imdrug is stored, administered, and disposed of ensure product mediately wash the exposed or injected area and treat with a safety to the producer, animal, consumer and environment. topical antibiotic ointment. The recommended precaution The medications approved for use in animals today are safer when working around any drug or chemical is to wear long and more effective than ever before. Many products, such as arsleeves, rubber gloves and protective eyewear. If drugs or antibisenic and strychnine, that were used as common treatment medotics are splattered into the eye, flush the eye immediately with ications decades ago are no longer available because of their water. See a physician if swelling or pain develops after contact danger to people. Other products, such as chloramphenicol and with the skin or accidental injection. some organophosphates that were used more recently have been removed from the marketplace because of human safety issues. The medicines and chemicals used today are safer The most common hazard from animal medications but only if the label instructions and manufacturer rec(including antibiotics) is skin irritation from the ommended safety precautions are followed. Safe use of any product is contingent on the ability to chemical or inflammation from accidental injection. properly restrain the animal and the training and competency of the individual administering the medication. An FDA Some Drugs are Toxic to Humans concern is that products are labeled properly so that medicines Some drugs can be extremely dangerous to people inadcan be used by livestock producers with reasonable safety. To revertentlyexposed to them. An example is the prescription anceive FDA approval, veterinary drugs must be reasonably safe tibiotic tilmicosin phosphate, sold under the label Micotil. for the animal, the person who administers the drug, for huMicotil is a very effective drug for respiratory infections in catmans who consume products from the animal, and for the entle and sheep. However, Micotil is very toxic to the cardiovasvironment. In addition, they must be effective for the condition cular system of humans and swine. The accidental injection of being treated. FDA regulations also require that the label conMicotil into humans has caused death and there is no antitains adequate directions for the safe administration of the proddote. The manufacturer of Micotil has made a considerable uct. FDA recognizes that for some medications the label is not effort to inform the users of their product of the danger insufficient to assure adequate training for the safe and approprivolved. They recommend having the animal properly reate use of the product. In these cases the product requires a prestrained, handling loaded syringes with care, never carrying a scription with directions for use provided by a veterinarian. A loaded syringe in your pocket and keeping needles properly veterinarian/client/patient relationship is needed to supplement covered until used. Because this is a prescriptionmedication the label of prescription drugs. and because the product is dangerous if mishandled, a cattle producer should use this antibiotic only after reviewing the Contact with Medication May Be a Risk label carefully and discussing its use with a veterinarian. If a People with known allergies to specific antibiotics should not person does receive an accidental injection, immediately call use those products to treat animals or work where those proda physician, apply ice to the injection site and go to a hospiucts are being used to treat animals. Additionally those antibital. For further emergency information call (800) 722-0987 otics should be removed from the treatment protocol and the or (317) 276-2000. treatment area should be thoroughly cleaned to remove re-


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Prostaglandins (examples: Lutalyse, Estrumate) and cortical steroids (example: dexamethasone) can potentially cause pregnant women to go into labor or abort if injected with this medication or if it is absorbed through the skin from a spill. Pregnant women should not handle a prostaglandin or dexamethasone bottle or work in an area or touch equipment where these drugs are used. If accidental exposure occurs they should wash the exposed area and contact a physician immediately. People with asthma, bronchial or other respiratory problems should handle prostaglandins with extreme caution, as they can cause bronchial spasms that may result in death.

Drugs May Be Poisons

The organophosphates and the pyrethroids are the most common pesticides used on cattle for treating lice, cattle grubs and intestinal parasites. These chemicals are designed to kill pests but are also dangerous to people. However, in most cases the amount of chemical that people are exposed to is too small to cause harm. Exposure may be by skin contact or by inhaling vapors. This group of drugs interferes with the normal way that nerves and the brain function. Symptoms include dizziness, headache, tremors, convulsions and loss of consciousness. If symptoms occur, get immediate medical help. Avoid exposure by wearing protective clothing and eyewear. Whenever there is an accidental spill, change clothes and wash the skin with soap and water immediately. Launder exposed clothing separately and run extra rinse cycles through the washing machine after removing the clothing.

Dirty Needles can be a Source of Infection

The most probable danger to humans from vaccines is from accidental infection from an unclean needle. Anyone routinely giving injections should have a current tetanus immunization. Some individuals may have a (localized) reaction to the carriers within the vaccine. The exposed area should be washed immediately and observed for an inflammatory reaction. A physician should be contacted if pain or swelling develops.

Live Vaccines May Infect People

Vaccines that include live bacterial components have the potential to cause disease in humans. The most notorious example of this is brucellosis vaccine that can cause undulant fever. When exposure occurs, a physician needs to be consulted for appropriate treatment.

Proper Animal Restraint is Critical

Appropriate facilities are vital for the success of any cattle operation to provide quick, safe and easy handling of livestock and animal medicine. Many injuries are the result of inadequate design of the structures used to confine and restrain the animals, rather than by the animals themselves. Operating and maintaining facilities that are designed with worker safety in mind can greatly reduce the danger associated with working with livestock.

Key Points for the Safe Use of Animal Medicines are:

• Develop a herd health plan to minimize disease problems. • Use only licensed products. • Administer medicines only if you are competent to do so. • Read the label or the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) carefully. • Note the manufacturer recommendations and warnings. • Use the product according to the directions on the label. • Adopt good hygiene practices when injecting animals. • Wash your hands thoroughly after handling any medication or vaccine. • Note the withdrawal period for the medicine and do not market the animal until after the withdrawal period. • Provide good handling facilities so the animal can be properly restrained and livestock medicines administered safely. • Be aware of your surroundings; look for slip, trip, and fall hazards. • Store medicines in a secure place. • Dispose unused medicines and used needles in a safe manner. • Protect skin and eyes with appropriate clothing and eyewear. • If you are using a medication that has a potential for “human toxicity,” talk with your veterinarian to see if a different medication can be used or ask for advice on safely handling the medication. • Ask your veterinarian about the technique for one-handed subcutaneous injection. • If you do accidentally inject yourself, wash the affectedarea well with clean water and soap, informyour co-worker, and if it is a drug of known “humantoxicity” call your local poison control center IMMEDIATELY. The phone number for the NebraskaRegional Poison Center is (800) 222-1222. It is important that all people involved in medicating animals have the proper training and supervision to make the workplace safe for both man and beast.

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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 810 pounds of a high energy, 20% crude protein cattle cube daily; and (c) 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.

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

Photo courtesy of Clint & Yvelle Pfleider, Dacoma, OK

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

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 (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 Texas Longhorn Trails

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BILL HUDSON Bill and his wife, Elizabeth are the owners of Hudson Longhorns, where they maintain a herd of over 200 females in Southern Indiana. Since 2003, they have been raising Texas Longhorns and are as passionate today as they ever been. They own several elite Longhorns, but also keep some lower priced animal around for those interested in that market. Bill maintains a recip herd of over 60 commercial cows and has flushed some of the greatest cows in the breed to the best bulls possible. Each year, they put on the Hudson/Valentine Sale where they auction approximately 100 Texas Longhorns to the general public. Bill is President and CEO of Hudson Salvage, Inc. He is a member of TLBAA, ITLA and TLMA.

RICK FRIEDRICH Rick Friedrich, along with his wife, Tracey are the owners of River Ranch in Fredericksburg, TX. On approximately 1,100 acres, the River Ranch was so-named because the Pedernales River runs through the north end of the ranch. Their operation is dedicated to raising cattle with the best combination of horn, temperament, genetics, color and conformation. After selling his first trailer load of steers in 2003, the sale results left a lasting impression on Rick. The folks that bought bigger steers from him called and asked questions, and he could tell from those questions that the steers were not bought by commercial buyers. Rick’s long term goal is to breed and sell quality Longhorn cat-

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 October 2015

tle. He is a member of the TLBAA, TLMA, ITLA and Texas Longhorn Breeders Gulf Coast Association.

LORINDA VALENTINE Lorinda Beal Valentine was born and raised on an Angus cattle ranch in Bridgeport, TX. She was an avid horsewoman, having raised barrel horses, cutting horses and ranch horses. She graduated with a BA of Science major and minor in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma. Lorinda practiced as a nurse at Harris Hospital in Fort Worth until 1982. She was accredited at the University of Texas Arlington as a ranch and land specialist, selling land and ranches from 1982-2001. Lorinda initiated the formation of a 4-H club, Aledo High School Rodeo Team and Bearcreek Riding Club in 1984 and continued in the capacity of sponsor until 1988. Lorinda worked for the CPA firm of Lee Jones in Fort Worth from 1987-1992 and became a judge of Longhorn cattle in 1994. She was instrumental in the formation of the Metroplex TexasLonghorn Association in 1993, where she served as Secretary/Treasurer for two years. Other involvement in the Texas Longhorn cattle industry includes Event Coordinator of the ITLA Convention and Championship Show from 1994-1996; handling the paperwork for the Texas Longhorn Legacy Sale from 20052007; and takes care of paperwork, scheduling and accounting for the Hudson-Valentine Longhorn Enterprises, LLC from 2008 to present. Lorinda has served as Secretary/Treasurer for Joseph Valentine Enterprises, LLC since 1999. She is a member of TLBAA, and a founding member of the TLMA.

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 firstcalf 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 weight 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 2325 months of age.


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DIVISION A Tom A. Smith Brian and Mary Stahl Terry R. Moore Nancy C. Dunn Reginald Pederson Meridian Longhorns Rafter P Land & Cattle Co. Billy R. Walker James & Lynette Haltom

Len Bloomberg B T Farms Ken & Charlotte Beler Dora Thompson Khaos Cattle Company C & F Longhorns Chris D. & Brandi Lindsey Mark, Darryl, Keith Christenson Pine Bros Longhorns

Ricky McLeod James Taylor Hoosier Longhorns Don Constable Jimmy L. Jones Bill Gardner Calvin Deemer Hudson Longhorns James Fansler

James Patrick James & Robyn Dyal Neal Hinton One Tree Ranching Co. LTD Ray & Donnah Stavig Rodney Cooper Sean Knight Johnny and Missy Hicks Matthew J. Durkin

Nor-Tex Cattle Ann Gravett Dickinson Cattle Co., Inc. Lizz Huntzberry & Allen Sites Partnership

DIVISION B Gary C. Martin Jonell Westerberg & Norman Ridgway TL3 Ranch Doug and Sandy Stotts John R. Randolph Roy & RenĂŠ Richards Scott Herring Vida Nueva Ranch Richard James Filip William T. & Sandra J. Martin Vincent T. Girolamo Trigg & Traci Moore Loyd Gibbs Mark & Julie Chambers Ron Skinner Margaret Sevcik B&H Longhorns John Oliver Kurt Twining Tom and Cay Billingsley Kelvin & Brenda Adams Lynn M. or Joanne K. Poole Ronald J. Martens Steven Zunker Kyler Tucker Cody M. Himmelreich John & Diann Chase El Coyote Ranch Brent & Cynthia Bolen Bruce Wooldridge George and Cindy Dennis

Kevin and Laury Rooker Marty and Donna Robeson Scott & Denita Young Ohlendorf Land & Cattle Co., LLC Chris & Charland Burton Christopher Fischer James & Amy Roesler Jim & Bethany Rosebrock Justin McNeece Ken Harris Rio Vista Ranch Bow Carpenter Double N Cattle Co. Gwen Damato Johnnie L. Goff Larry Ginn Rocking 'O' Longhorns Terry Pierson Luke Rutledge Michael Perry Mike Crawford & Pam Watkins Moss Longhorns Bruce and Connie Ollive Allen & Suzanne Perry Andrea & Dick Stewart Dave & Althea Sullivan Dreamweaver Ranch Dr. Gene and Lana Hightower Gary Warren John T. & Betty Baker Kenneth W. Cates

Kris Michalke Peterek Lonny and Nella Montgomery Matt & Sarah Vuskov Mikeal Beck Rocking 'O' Ranch Rodney & Patti Mahaffey Shyanne McClendon Stanley Tidwell Star Creek Ranch Stephen P. Head Tanya and Joe Mendenhall The Roddam Family Tom & Maurice Gibbs Donald & Cathy Swonke Gary Bond James K. Turner Pat Barnard Schumacher Cattle Company Struthoff Ranch Jorge Avalos Allison Price Alton C. Rudin Billy Russell Cactus Rose Longhorns Cadiz Longhorns Chris and Chantal Pittman Dan & Lynn Hall D D Stiles Deer Creek Longhorns Eric & Anna Redeker Erin A. Winkel

Guthrie Creek Longhorn Cattle Hal and Carole Griffin James Culpepper Jeremy and Tina Johnson JR Richardson Ranch Keith & Tina DuBose Larry and Paula Reck Mark & Stacie Erickson Micah and Rachel Cannon Pat & Stan Ivicic Randi & Mary Ellen Maddox Robert and Louann Rubel Rockin 4 B Suzanne & William H. Torkildsen, M.D. Tom Rabb Ty Allsbrooks Billy Thompson and Gary Jenkins Ron & Barbara Marquess Armstrong Ranch @ Wolf Hollow Barbara Baker Bivins & Matthew Bivins C Bar Longhorns Eric & Kim Anderson Kelly or Chrisann Merriman Lee and Linda Blackwell LNL Longhorns Mc Dowells Lazy M Ranch Mia D. Garcia Rick & Tracey Friedrich

DIVISION C Robert or Julie A.G. Balzan Blake & Annette Coady Lin Torgerson Verne D. Schartz Mike and Carole Koss Steve, Bodie & Chad Quary Joseph Sedlacek Doug Oakes L.D. and Debbie McIntyre Brandon Crisp David & Kimberley Nikodym Heaven on Earth Hope Creek Cattle Ranch

Del Vic Farms Ben and Ilse Myren Justin Hansen Buckhorn Cattle Company Denny & Gilbert Doan Guy or Vicki Packer Leo & Jolene Omlin Kyle & Jeanne Taylor Rockin' J Longhorns Safari B Ranch Alexandra Dees Bill Murray Elsie Rose and John Rose

Lucinda K. Christian Bryant Kunard H & H Longhorns Peter Grimm Chad & Janell Smith Folsom Falls Ranch Ryan Welch Jared & Justina Reaves J. Wade and Kristi Wilson Kent & Sandy Harrell Robert and Jenny Smoot Rocking K Bar T Ranch Sharron Wiens

Sunset Ridge Ranch Barbara J. Fillmore Larry &/or Mary Ann Long Dale & Gina Francisco Dirty Spur Cattle Co. Art Anders C A Longhorns Charley E. & Doris Snyder Dr. Lee & Linda Ragains Fairlea Longhorn Ranch, LLC Kasi Dick Lawrence Morgan Longhorns Legacy Longhorns, LLC

Mary Mann Melissa Reese Michael L. Tullis Semkin Longhorns Todd and Kelli McKnight Triple 7 Ranch Anchor D Ranch Conner Scheer Toby Johnson Warren Ehrisman Richard & Linda Spooner Scot & Jodie O'Bryan Randy and Marsha Witte Texas Longhorn Trails

The Gulf Coast Affiliate of the TLBAA just finished selecting and entering the Affiliate Prince and Princess contest to represent our chapter. Thank you to the breeders that have sent us a candidate. They all looked great. This year, we received entries of three bull calves and 11 heifers. The best one from N each category was selected by a panel of four judges. R O H G LON COAST S A Our other deadline is filling the show calf needs for the NASA Longhorn Project. The NASA X E T GULF R E Longhorn Project is a partnership with the Johnson Space Center, Houston Livestock Show, D E BRE SOCIATION Clear Creek ISD and the TLBGCA. Each season (August-August), 10-14 heifers are loaned to stuAS dents from the Clear Creek ISD. The breeder loans the animal and pays part of the expenses for the student to show the animal in eight shows. When they get the animal back, it is well fed and Rick Friedrich President gentle. Usually, a 5-7 month old heifer is loaned and returned a year later. The student gets to compete rick@riverranchlonghorns for scholarship money and the breeder/owner gets recognition for the animal’s achievements. The cattle are housed at the NASA facility, and they are on display to visitors on NASA tours. It is a great program for the Longhorn breed because the cattle are viewed by 750,000 NASA tourists and school kids on field trips every year. This program has helped us get new members started with our breed. It is a win-win deal for the Longhorn cattle breed. There is a change in policy for the 2015-2016 program. This will be the first year that the NASA Longhorn program has taken in bull calves to show. They have always had a few steers and mostly heifers in the past. They are also increasing the amount of cattle to be entered. It looks like they will have about 18-20 this year. They are in the process of picking up cattle for this season. We want to thank all the breeders that have donated a calf to this year’s program. They are: Jackson & Diette Barnett, Glen & Lonnie Clinard, Gwen Damato, Rick & Tracey Friedrich, Tom & Linda Harman, Bill & Elizabeth Hudson, Jeremy & Tina Johnson, John & Darlynn Lydick, Tony Mangold & Nancy Ince, Ronnie & Jackie Mullinax, Steve & Kris Peterek, Marty & Donna Robeson, Dr. Lou Shields, Gary Don & Joanna Taylor, Bill & Suzanne Torkildsen, Trey & Jill Whichard and Marion & Tracy Woolie. Dates to keep - The 2016 Cattle Baron Premier Longhorn Sale and Winchester Futurity will be February 26th-27th. Additional information can be found on our website: www.tlbgca.com.

ETLA officers and directors met at the home of Dr. Gene and Lana Hightower in Van on August 15th to plan for upcoming fall shows and other events. Present in addition to the Hightowers were James & Paula Wilkins, Keith DuBose, Connie Ollive, Joe Hynes, Dr. Tim Roddam, and guest, Bobby Rozell. Assignments were made to cover the many areas of responsibility for the East Texas State Fair in Tyler, where Longhorn cattle represent the largest breed entering the competition. Activities to increase membership, along with fund raisers and social events were discussed, plus a showmanship clinic for youth next spring. Youth will also be busy in the coming months raising funds for scholarships that will be presented to the 2016 high school graduates, and we will again participate in the Prince/Princess contest. James Wilkins Congrats to all our East Texas youth for their accomplishments in the recent Autobahn competitions! 903-617-0675 One more item for attention: If you come to East Texas and discover people of all sizes and ages wearjames.wilkins40@yahoo.com ing pink t-shirts, these are ETLA members in their 2015-2016 t-shirts, and pink was the selected color. You can’t miss us!


SKA NEBRA S TEXA N R LONGHOTION A ASSOCI Rodger Damrow, President (402) 423-5441

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Right now, we are between Nebraska State Fair World Qualifying Shows and our next Spring Sale. More to come on this soon. Check out our association website at www.nebraskatla.com for sponsoring ranch, state fair sponsors, board of directors, photos of past events, etc. Soon it will be that time of year for our annual meeting. It will be held on Saturday January 9th at the Kearney Firefighters Museum. New members are always welcome. Memberships are $15 for annual membership, lifetime membership is $150 and youth membership is $5. Thank you, John & Diane Murphy for hosting our luncheon this year. RSVP to Diane at 402.791.2099 by Jan 2nd.


Fall is in the air and so are many shows and fairs. We hope you take advantage of the many offered by the affiliates in your area and we hope you plan on attending ours. We start with the X E Lufkin show on October 23rd through 25th at the George Henderson Expo Center in Lufkin, TX. T A ARK-L RN We will have the points only show on Friday night, followed by the open show, haltered, free LONGHO CIATION and trophy steers on Saturday. We will end the weekend Sunday with our TLBT youth show. SO Friday night, we will continue with a free pot-luck supper for our weary travelers. Saturday ERS AS D E E R B night we will have our dinner, annual calf give-away and games. This year we are adding something new, premiums for Grand Champions. Come join us. Our judges are Keith DuBose, Friday Night Points Only; John Oliver, Open Haltered; David Wars, Free & Trophy Steers; Julie Pack, TLBT Youth. Entry forms & motel information available on website. Contact person is Jessica Wade Tina DuBose, 903-948-5194 or tinadubose10@gmail.com. Vice-President The Louisiana State Fair follows up a couple of weeks after the Lufkin Show, November 7th and 8th. dubosetina@yahoo.com This is a fun show and a fun place to be. Entry forms can be downloaded from the State Fair’s website http://www.statefairoflouisiana.com. This is for TLBT Youth, Open Haltered, Free and Trophy Steers. This show pays premiums. Contact person is Peggy Swindle with the Louisiana State Fair at 318-635-1361 or Tina DuBose with the Ark-La-Tex at 979-2772656. All the information regarding the shows, our events or our affiliate can be found on our website www.arklatexlonghorns.com

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.


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Bruce E. McCarty Auctioneer Weatherford, TX

(817) 991-9979 CATTLE FOR SALE



Cattle for sale “To God Be The Glory”

joliver@mytocn.com (972) 268-0083

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

THE GREAT PUMKIN 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! ✯ 12 EXCELLENT YOUNG BULLS to choose from… the best of 200+ reg. Longhorn herd which features the breeds top bloodlines. ✯ Beautiful 4 to 14-year-old cows (Some Sure Shot daughters) for sale… ✯ Top notch young show heifers, bulls and steers with preferred pedigrees. They are in condition to begin showing. To schedule a ranch tour or just to “talk Longhorns”, call:

Dorie or Scott Damuth - Flying D Longhorn Ranch 40206 Community Rd. • Magnolia, TX 77354 281-356-8167, fax: 281-356-2751 dorie27@sbcglobal.net • www.damuthflyingdranch.com Scott Damuth, Legal Counsel • Shery Damuth, Vineyard Consultant Law office: 903-887-0088 • Fax: 903-887-2925 Scott Cell: 214-546-3681 • Shery Cell: 940-393-0991 sdamuth@damuthlaw.com



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

LONE WOLF RANCH Dr. Lee and Linda Ragains (918) 855-0704 • Sallisaw, OK


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


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.

TRANSPORTATION Quality HEIFERS & HERD SIRE PROSPECTS FOR SALE- I have a LARGE herd, so you have lots of variety to pick from! Located approx. 20 mi. off the EAST TEXAS line in Louisiana just below Shreveport. Lots of Hunts Command Respect, McGill Breeding, some ZD Kelly and Grand Slam, etc. Good cows, good babies. I specialize in bulls and am a partner in RIP SAW who now measures 83 1/2” TTT and is a gorgeous color. Several of his heifers and sons for sale. DORA THOMPSON Tel (318) 872-6329 echoofambush@aol.com•www.sandhillsranch.com

Great genetics. I enjoy meeting and working with new breeders. Also have a large STRAIGHT BUTLER herd.

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

Need help finding a home for that special Longhorn? Give the classifieds a try. It’s a very economical way to reach fellow Longhorn lovers.


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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A Adcock, Terry & Sherri ....................................61 Adkins, Aaron ..................................................35 Adkins, Clay ......................................................35 Affiliate Prince & Princess........................32, 34 Almendra Longhorns......................................59 Anderson, Frank Jr. & III ..................................9 Astera Meadows Ranches................................61

K King, Terry & Tammy ..................................27, 59 Kittler Land & Cattle Co. ..................................59


Lazy A Ranch ....................................................60 Lightning Longhorns ......................................60 Little Ace Cattle Co.............................................8 LL Longhorns......................................................8 B Lodge Creek Longhorn ..................................59 Bar H Ranch......................................................59 Lone Wolf Ranch..............................................60 Beadle Land & Cattle..................................8, 59 Longhorn Sales Pen ........................................47 Bentwood Ranch ....................................29, IBC Loomis, Bob & Pam........................................35 Big Valley Longhorns ......................................59 Billingsley Longhorns ....................................60 M Brett Ranch ........................................................60 Mast, Andy ........................................................15 BT Farms ............................................................60 McLeod Ranch ....................................................8 Buckhorn Cattle Co.........................................60 Moriah Farms ..................................................60 Bull Creek Longhorns ..............................17, 61 N Butler Breeders ..........................................8-9, 11 Northbrook Cattle Co.....................................60

Just For Grins Create an original caption for this photograph and win TLBAA merchandise! (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, Attn. Laura, 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.


Caballo Bravo Longhorns..............................59 Callicrate Banders ............................................43 Cattle Baron’s Sale............................................33 CedarView Ranch....................................59, IBC Champion Genetics........................................49 Chisholm Trail Cartel......................................29 Christa Cattle Company ..................................8 Circle Double C Ranch ..................................60 Cowboy Catchit Chex Partnership ......FC, 35 CV Cowboy Casanova..................................IBC

P Panther Creek Ranch ........................................2


R & R Ranch......................................................60 Rancho Dos Ninos ..........................................61 Red McCombs Ranches of Texas ................BC Registered Texas Longhorn Beef....................58 Rio Vista Ranch............................................8, 13 Rockin I Longhorns..............................9, 29, 61 Rocking P Longhorns........................................8 D Rocky Mountain Longhorns ........................59 Dalgood Longhorns ..........................................9 Rolling D Ranch ..............................................59 DCCI Equipment ............................................49 Running Arrow Farm......................................49 Deer Creek Longhorns....................................61 DK Longhorn Ranch ......................................59 S Diamond Q Longhorns ................................60 7 Bar Longhorns ..............................................60 Doug Hunt Longhorns ..................................61 Safari B Ranch ..................................................60 Sand Hills Ranch ........................................7, 59 E Schumacher Cattle ..........................................60 Eddie Wood Cowtown Classic................20-21 Semkin Longhorns..........................................60 Elah Valley Longhorns....................................59 Sidewinder Cattle Co.........................................9 El Coyote Ranch ................................................1 Singing Coyote Ranch ....................................61 End of Trail Ranch ....................................19, 59 Silver T Ranch..................................................IFC SS Longhorns....................................................60 F Star Creek Ranch..............................................33 Falls Creek Longhorns ......................................9 Stotts Hideaway Ranch ..................................60 Flying Diamond Ranch..................................59 Struthoff Ranches of TX ..................................61 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo ....................45 T Foundation World HQ & Museum..............28, 30 TLBAA Horn Showcase..............................5, 35 G Triple R Ranch (MI) ........................................23 Gilliland Ranch ......................................29, IBC Triple R Ranch (TX) ..........................................9 Twisted Sister Ranch........................................33


Haltom Hollar Ranch ....................................59 Helm Cattle Co. ........................................15, 60 Hickman Longhorns ......................................60 Hodges, Dave....................................................47 Horseshoe J Longhorns..................................35 Hubbells 20 Gauge....................................14-15 Hubbell Longhorns ..........................15, 25, 35 Hudson Longhorns ....................................2-3 Hudson-Valentine Vegas Sale ..........................3 Husky Branding Irons ....................................47


U Underwood Longhorns..................................59

W Walker, Ron........................................................61 Westfarms, Inc.....................................................8 White Pine Ranch ............................................35 Wichita Fence....................................................47 Woodson School Ranch ................................59

X Xcalibur Star Partnership................................33

J.T. Wehring Family Ranch ............................60 Y Jack Mountain Ranch..................................9, 61 Jane’s Land & Cattle Co. ..................................9 YO Ranch ..........................................................47 JBR Longhorns..................................................29 Johnston Longhorns ......................................60 Z

K Khaos Cattle Company ....................................35

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Photo courtesy of John Hever

Zulu Creek Ranch ..........................................IFC


Barbara Angle, San Antonio, TX ◆


“Sending kisses your way!” Jake Brown, Houston, TX

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Merchandise/Christmas 63

Save The Date! OCTOBER 2015 OCT 1-3 • TLBAA Horn Showcase, Comanche Co. Fairgrounds, Great Plains Coliseum, Lawton, OK. Amy Weatherholtz (817) 625-6241 or amy@tlbaa.org. OCT 1-3 • Tulsa State Fair, Tulsa Fairgrounds, Tulsa, OK. Steve Quary (405) 567-3093 or (405) 567-9771. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. OCT 2-4 • ETLA World Qualifying Show, East Texas State Fair Grounds, Tyler, TX. Enter on www.etstatefair.com by 8/28/15. Lana Hightower (903) 681-1093 or glcattleco@aol.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. OCT 3 • Dickinson Cattle Co. 48th Anniversary Fall Fling & Customer Appreciation Day, 35000 Muskrat, Barnesville, OH. Darol Dickinson (740) 758-5050 or www.texaslonghorn.com OCT 14 • NRLA NILE Longhorn Show. Metra Park Fairgrounds, Billings, MT. Entry Deadline: Sept, 15, 2015. Shannon Kearney (509) 684-2963 or (509) 680-0019, giddyup73@hughes.net. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. OCT 17 • Heart of Texas Fair Longhorn Show, Heart of Texas Fairgrounds, Waco, TX; Russell Hooks - russellh@longhornroundup.com or (409) 381-0616. Qualifying Haltered & Youth. OCT 23-25 • Ark-La-Tex Annual Fall Show, George Henderson Expo Center, Lufkin, TX. Entry deadline Oct. 12, 2015. Show Chair Jessica Wade (903) 948-5194 or dubosejessica@yahoo.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth and Points Only Free & Youth.

NOVEMBER 2015 NOV 7-8 • Louisiana State Fair, Fairgrounds, Shreveport, LA; Tina DuBose (979) 277-2656 or tinadubose10@gmail.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. NOV 20-22 • Kaufman Police Association Longhorn Show, Henderson Co. Fairgrounds, Athens, TX. Joel Norris (972) 533-4945 or joel1983@embarqmail.com Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth.

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

JANUARY 2016 JAN 16-19 • TLBAA Longhorn Weekend, Fort Worth, TX; Amy Weatherholtz (817) 625-6241 or amy@tlbaa.org. www.tlbaa.org JAN 18-19 • Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, Fort Worth, TX. Amy Weatherholtz (817) 625-6241 or amy@tlbaa.org Qualifying Haltered & Youth. JAN 22-23 • National Western Stock Show, National Western Grounds, Denver, CO. Lana Pearson- lana14338@gmail.com or (719) 740-0741. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth.

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


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

APRIL 2016 APRIL 1-2 • Hudson-Valentine Sale, WKU Ag Expo Center, Bowling Green, KY. Lorinda Valentine (270) 996-7046 or h-vlonghornauction@gmail.com. APRIL 8-9 • Blue Ridge Ranch Sale, Llano, TX. Bubba Bollier (325) 2476249 or bollier7572@yahoo.com. APRIL 22-23 • Midwest Longhorn Sale, Winfield Livestock Auction, Winfield, KS. Mike Bowman - mbowman@wildblue.net or (316) 778-1717. www.endoftrailranch.com APRIL 29-30 • Red McCombs Fiesta Sale, Johnson City, TX. www.redmccombslonghorns.com. Alan & Teresa Sparger, alan@redmccombslonghorns.com, (210) 445-8798.

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

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

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

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

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

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October 2015 Texas Longhorn Trails Magazine  

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October 2015 Texas Longhorn Trails Magazine  

The Official Publication of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America