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TLBAA Regions

Division A ~ Regions 1-6

Executive committee


Canada, New Zealand, Australia

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

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

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

Treasurer: Mark Hubbell • (269) 838-3083

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

Director: Todd McKnight • (620) 704-3493

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

Director: LD McIntyre • (308) 750-8384

Division B ~ Regions 7-12

Division C ~ Regions 13-18

At-Large Director

At-Large Director

At-Large Director

Mark Hubbell

Keith DuBose

Jim Rombeck

(269) 838-3083 hubbelllonghorns@aol.com

(979) 277-2161 kwdubose@gmail.com

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

At-Large Director

At-Large Director

At-Large Director

Ken Morris

John Parmley

David “Nik” Nikodym

Region 1 - Director

Region 7 - Director

Region 13 - Director

Jeff Jespersen

Lana Hightower

(704) 361-6035 khaoslonghorns@gmail.com

(780) 966-3320 jeffj91@hotmail.com

(281) 541-1201 john@jspservicesinc.com

(903) 681-1093 glcattleco@aol.com

(405) 227-7127 bardies@hotmail.com

L.D. McIntyre

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

Region 2 - Director

Region 8 - Director

Region 14 - Director

Nelson Hearn

Gwen Damato

Todd McKnight

(484) 638-0228 nel_tam_hearn@yahoo.com

(817) 304-1665 diamondglonghorns@yahoo.com

(620) 704-3493 tmck7@ckt.net

Region 3 - Director

Region9 - Director

Region 15 Director

Tom Smith

David Roberts

David Edwards

(616) 293-0977 tom@widespreadranch.com

(325) 451-9000 robertslonghorns@live.com

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

Region 4 - Director

Region 10 - Director

Region 16 - Director

Aaron Adkins

Gary Bowdoin

Tom Matott

(704) 490-9208 doublealonghorns@gmail.com

(254) 640-0844 run4funbow@aol.com

(303) 500-9465 tom@rockymountainlonghorns.com

Region 5 - Director

Region 11 - Director

Region 17 - Director

Terry King

Stephen Head

Alex Dees

(850) 299-6875 tklonghorns@centurylink.net

(979) 549-5270 headshorns@hotmail.com

(805) 300-4617 atdees@aol.com

Region 6 - Director

Region 12 - Director

Region 18 - Director

Kathy Kittler

Bill Torkildsen

Chris Herron

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

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

(979) 249-4255 torkildsenwh@yahoo.com

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

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

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(909) 721-7577 chris@herronconstructioninc.com

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

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Florion C. Farias, Jr.


Herd Health Glossary Common terms heard when discussing cattle

28 Protein for pregnant cows

Vol. 28 • No. 6

The importance of protein in a gestating cow’s diet. By Heather Smith Thomas.

Departments 2

Officers & Directors


Editor’s Note


Product Spotlight

31 TLBT Letter




Butler Breeders Invitational Sale Results


Division B Directors To Be Elected


DNA Testing Programs Available!


Horn Showcase Reference 2000-2015


Rocky Mountain Sale Results


Affiliate Prince & Princess


The Source Showmanship Clinic & Sale

Submitted by the Butler Breeders Group

Information on voting for Division B

Affiliate News


Herd Management


In The Pen

Voluntary program explained


Show Results

Top measurements from beginning to present

Submitted by Charlie Searle


TLBT Points


News On The Trail


A look at all the contestants


Submitted by Ryan Culpepper


Just For Grins

About the Cover: A basic necessity, a drink from the pond, makes for a beautiful fall moment.

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Photo courtesy of Brett Krause.

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AN Ounce OF… Do I need to finish the saying for you? Benjamin Franklin sums up the basic reason to understand Texas Longhorn health and nutrition requirements - “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Texas Longhorns are prized for their disease resistance and ability to do well in harsh conditions. Calving ease is also a well-known trait. They can, however, suffer from nutritional deficiencies, health problems, disease or have problems through gestation and birth. Surviving is one thing, but Longhorn owners want to see their animals thrive, and that takes care and attention to what they are eating and what vaccines are recommended for your area. Environment plays a large factor in how much your Longhorns need from you as well. Seasonal changes and weather can affect pasture and hay quality, as can grazing and storage. Some areas of the country are more prone to deficiencies in certain minerals while others may be too rich in some. While it can all be overwhelming, the first step is to have a good working relationship with your local veterinarian and your county extension agent. It not only takes an ounce, it takes a team. There are a variety of resources available to you through county extension offices or local universities to aide in everything from soil and forage testing, to creating a personalized vaccination and herd health plan. Take a look inside and you’ll find information on common health concerns you may encounter as well as a glossary of common terms you’ll encounter frequently when discussing your Longhorns’ well-being. Take a look at the Product Spotlight for some solutions that may be new to you. You will also find inside, on pg. 17, the schedule for the TLBAA Horn Showcase in Lawton, OK. It will be a great opportunity to visit with Longhorn breeders and gain insight from their experiences. That is in addition, of course, to seeing some amazing Texas Longhorns gathered to compete in Horn Measuring and Futurity contests. There will also be industry leaders featuring amazing animals in Bull Alley and, new this year, Embryo Alley (featuring donor cows). Just around the corner is a new year and Longhorn Weekend at the legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. The event features a sale, shows, general membership meeting, board meetings, Hall of Fame and Awards Banquet and more. Turn to pgs. 33-35 for more info. There’s plenty of opportunities to spend time with your Longhorn friends. If you haven’t taken the plunge into the wonderful world of Longhorns yet, this is a good weekend to get to know the breed and the AssoDEADLINE: ciation.

December 2016 Issue:

Oct 22nd

Hope to see you soon,

Horn Showcase Results

Myra Basham Myra Basham Editor-in-Chief

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

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

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

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

DuBose Bar D Ranch Keith & Tina DuBose P.O. Box 370 • Ben Wheeler, TX 75754 (979) 277-2161 kwdubose@gmail.com www.dubosebard.com

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

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

This space is available for your ranch listing! Call Lindsay Maher: (817) 625-6241

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This space is available for your ranch listing! Call Lindsay Maher: (817) 625-6241

Sale Results

19th Butler Breeder’s Invitational Sale September 3, 2016 Lockhart, TX Auctioneer: Joel Lemley Sale Commentator: Kaso Kety

Brennan & Michele Potts, Rocking P Longhorns; Denita & Scott Young, S&D Longhorns

The 19th Butler Breeder’s Invitational Sale was held September 3, 2016 in Lockhart, Texas. Consignors and Buyers came from all over including Oregon, California, Minnesota, Florida, Georgia and Iowa. Besides enjoying delicious food, good cattle, and shared camaraderie the sale is known for, we also celebrated the 40th anniversary of sale host, Michael McLeod, raising Texas Longhorn cattle. A great weekend, we are already planning our 20th sale, Labor Day weekend 2017.


Top 10 Average: $6,050 per head Sale Results Provided by Butler Breeders Volume Buyers: Stanley & Sandi Tidwell - Midlothian, TX Tom Smith - Lowell, MI Ben & Phyllis Termin - Weatherford, TX Dora Thompson - Mansfield,LA

Ben & Phyllis Termin, BPT Longhorns

Brad & Carla Jalas, Granville, IA

High Selling Lot: $ 11,000 WF Twist Again SWC 334

(2013 daughter of Dynamite MC 46 & WF Strawberry Twist 109)

Consignor: Westfarms/Sidewinder Cattle Co. Partnership Buyer: Tom Smith - Lowell, MI

OTHER High Selling LotS: 8,500 - BMP Carmen Lee - Consignor: Rocking P Longhorns Buyer: Stanley & Sandi Tidwell


7,000 - Marcella BR3 - Consignor: Triple R Ranch Buyer: Ben & Phyllis Termin


6,000 - TC Dark Moon B - Consignor: Thate Cattle Co. Buyer: McKenna & Gary Donovan


Jason Christa, Christa Cattle Co., with recognition award

Gary & McKenna Donovan, Shamrock Land & Cattle, LLC

6,000 - Mr. Graves III - Consignor: Rocking G Ranch Buyer: Robert King $

$ 5,500 - LAER Princess Kate 910 - Consignor: Kety/Sellers Partnership, Buyer: John & Jane Thate

4,500 - JMR Magic Star - Consignor: Jack Mountain Ranch Buyer: Stanley & Sandi Tidwell


4,100 - RVR Francine Rose - Consignor: Rio Vista Ranch Buyer: Ray Beadle


Russell Hooks, Hooks Longhorn Ranch; Bill Thate and son John Thate, Thate Cattle Co.

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Bette Specion, Rebecca Heston, Monica Hughes & Annette from the Butler Museum with sale binder

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19th Annual

Butler Breeder’s Invitational Sale

Extends A Special Thanks to our Consignors & Buyers

HIGH SELLING LOT WF Twist Again SWC 334 consigned by VOLUME BUYERS (L to R) Sale Host, Michael McLeod; Volume Buyers, Westfarms/Sidewinder Cattle Co. Partnership (L to R) Sale Host, Michael McLeod; Sandi & Stanley Tidwell of Falls Creek Longhorns; Sale Host, Kaso Kety Leslie, Matt, James & June Westmoreland of Westfarms; Sale Host, Kaso Kety

CONSIGNORS: Brother’s Johnson, Inc. Cactus Rose Longhorns Christa Cattle Company Dalgood Longhorns Harrell Ranch Jack Mountain Ranch Everard O. Johnson Kety/Sellers Partnership Little Ace Cattle Co. Longhorn Cattle Co. McLeod Ranch Potts/Rosenberger Partnership Rio Vista Ranch Rockin I Rocking G Ranch Rocking P Longhorns S&D Longhorns Sand Hills Ranch Shamrock Land & Cattle LLC Stanley Cattle Co. Thate Cattle Co. Triple R Ranch Westfarms, Inc. Westfarms/Sidewinder Cattle Co. Partnership Billy Walker


Ray Beadle, Los Gatos, CA; Louis & Jason Christa, Stockdale, TX; Mark Christenson, Myakka City, FL; Christenson/Redeker Partnership, Blum, TX; James Cloakey, Cleveland, TX; Bill & Molly Crozier, Woodville, TX; Gary & McKenna Donovan, Mount Hood, OR; Malcolm & Connie Goodman, Houston, TX; Neil & Cynthia Hall, Houston, TX; Gary & Margie Huddleston, Rochelle, TX; Brad Jalas, Granville, IA; Everard Johnson, Port Republic, MD; Kety/McLeod/Doyle Partnership, Folsom, LA; Kety/Sellers Partnership, Bokeelia, FL; Robert King, Canyon Lake, TX; Jeff Lively, Elkhart, TX; Nancy Ince & Tony Mangold, Bergheim, TX; John Marshall, Llano, TX; Michael & Jackie McLeod, Edna, TX; Hal & Betty Meyer, Wimberley, TX; John Miller, Ft. Worth, TX; Thera Nance, Lexington, TX; Greg & Gala Partridge, Weatherford, TX; Brennan & Michele Potts, Emory, TX; Potts/Rosenberger Partnership, Emory, TX; Ronda Reagan, Lockhart, TX; Eric Redeker, Blum, TX; Robert & Kim Richey, San Angelo, TX; Elmer & Susan Rosenberger, Austin, TX; Danny & Merrilou Russell, Edna, TX; Tom Smith, Lowell, MI; Jim Taylor, Beaumont, TX; Ben & Phyllis Termin, Weatherford, TX; John & Jane Thate, Fairmont, MN; Dora Thompson, Mansfield, LA; Stanley & Sandi Tidwell, Midlothian, TX; Michael Torigian, Cypress, TX; James Turner, Conroe, TX; Billy Walker, Rhine, GA; Dale & Matt Westmoreland, Franklinton, LA; Scott & Denita Young, Emory, TX Texas Longhorn Trails

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Mark Christenson, Red Circle Ranch; Eric Redeker, The Vertically Challenged Cattle Company

Anita Butler, granddaughter of Milby Butler

Bruce & Karen Fisher, Fisher Ranch Longhorns; Susan Rosenberger, Rio Vista Ranch

Donated skull, held by Robert Richey, being auctioned Kristi Ging, Palacios, TX; Danny and Merrilou Russell, Cactus Rose Longhorns; Jodie Ging

Denise & Jeff Lively, Squirrel Creek Ranch

Molly Crozier, C4 Longhorns & Dayami Griffin, Rocking G Ranch

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Neil Hall of LL Longhorns, Nikki Gambrell & Dora Thompson of Sand Hills Ranch, Cynthia Hall of LL Longhorns

Nikki Gambrell with mother, Dora Thompson of Sand Hills Ranch

Filipe & Rebecca Heston, granddaughter of Milby Butler, with Kim Richey, Triple R Ranch

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Mike & Diane Powell, Edna, TX

4 Elections

Division B Directors to Be Elected TLBAA will be seeking nominations soon for all Division B directors, two At-Large positions and directors to represent Regions 7-12. Nomination forms will be mailed 90 days prior to the TLBAA Annual Membership Meeting in Fort Worth, TX, January 13, 2017. The TLBAA By-Laws, Section 2-D, 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 twenty-one 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 B 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/


DNA TESTING PROGRAMS AVAILABLE! The TLBAA Board of Directors approved a completely voluntary DNA Parentage Verification testing program for our breeders. This is separate from the already established AI Herd Sire Certification program To verify parentage of an animal, the animal in question tail hairs must be pulled and DNA tested and then DNA markers are compared to the sire and dam’s DNA markers. If sire and dam have not been tested with a case number established of their DNA Markers to use in the comparison, then they also must have their tail hairs pulled and their DNA compared to the animal in question. Once parentage has been verified through this DNA testing process, and if the animal in question is already registered, then a new registration certificate will be issued with the “PARENTAGE VERIFIED WITH DNA” stamp/logo on it. If not registered, then the Parentage Verified with DNA stamp/logo will appear on its registration certificate when registered. If sire and dam have already been DNA tested and a case number

exists, then they will not have to be tested. Each DNA test costs $40 and if sire & dam already have been tested with a case file, then there is no charge for them, only the animal in question. Some of our breeders are having their animals DNA tested without parentage verification (DNA markers only) just to have their DNA Case number on file; should questions arise or should they decide to have their entire herd eventually parent verified. Forms for Parentage Verification and DNA Markers only can be requested from the office. Once completed forms are received at the office the “DNA Tail Hair Kit Forms” will be generated and sent to you with an instruction sheet. DO NOT MAIL TAIL HAIRS TO THE TLBAA OFFICE, THEY MUST GO TO UC DAVIS IN CALIFORNIA PER THE INSTRUCTION SHEET. Have questions? Contact Rick at the TLBAA office 817-625-6241 or rick@tlbaa.org, dana@tlbaa.org

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Horn Showcase Reference: As everyone waits to see how their animals measure up at the 2016 TLBAA Horn Showcase in Lawton, OK and satellite measurings across the nation, we want to present to you for comparison the longest horned females, bulls and steers overall from the first 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



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

Females Total Horn


2012 109 7/8" TH


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


2015 119" TH

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SHADOW JUBILEE 2012 89 1/4”

BL RIO CATCHIT 2013 92 5/8” TTT 2014 94 1/2” TTT 2015 95 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 2015 98 3/16" 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 2015 114 1/16” TH

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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 selecting 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 to their pastures.


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


2005 114 3/8" TH


2001 91 3/4" TTT


2006 126 1/2" TH


2007 123 7/8" TH


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

Steers Total Horn

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



2013 148 7/8" TH


2014 136 11/16" TH 2015 140 3/16" TH

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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 2015 119.5" TTT

Steers Tip-to-Tip

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CLASS SPONSORSHIPS: ★ $300 – Measurement Class 150 available ★ $150 – Mini Class 21 available ★ $150 – Superior Award 9 available


Sponsorship BENEFITS: - Your ranch name on our class sponsor banner - Your ranch name in the show program class listing - Your ranch name on class sponsor promotional e-blasts

The Horn Showcase is a 100% self-funded event and we appreciate all the members that step forward each year with sponsorships. Your ongoing support helps with our largest cost, the much coveted awards. Thank you for making this membership event a success year after year!

Thank you to the following early sponsors: FUTURITY CLASSES CedarView Ranch, Longhorn Creek, Lazy J Longhorns

MEASURING CLASSES Alex Dees Chad Smith Davis Green Gene & Jolie Berry Janet Gleason Jimmy Jones Joe Sedlacek John Clark Mark Christensen

Mike Beijl Nik Nikodym Oren O'Dell Ransome Ranch Richard Filip Rockin I Rusty Clark Scott & Stacy Schumacher Tery & Sherri Adcock

Tom Nading XC Ranch Rick & Tracey Friedrich Ken Morris JBR Longhorns Longhorn Opportunities Red River Sale

(Friedrich, Loomis, Hevrdejs, Lemley)

Corporate Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring?

For More Info or to Commit Contact Nichole L. Keith 210-296-5445 Justin Rombeck 816-536-1083

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See Online for Corporate Packages Texas Longhorn Trails

Ready to Be a Sponsor?

Contact the TLBAA office to submit your payment. (817) 625-6241 P.O. Box 4430, Fort Worth TX 76164

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Product Spotlight

By Lindsay Maher

Aim, Shoot, Medicate With Pneu-Dart® The use of remote injection equipment and remote drug delivery systems (RDDS) has been a standard of care in zoological medicine and a life saving tool for parks departments for over 60 years. More and more cattle producers are now incorporating RDDS into their herd health plan for the opportunities it creates to safely and efficiently medicate unconfined animals. Pneu-Dart, a leader in the RDDS industry, has been designing remote injection products since 1967 with the mission of minimizing stress on the animal. The Trails Magazine explored the Pneu-Dart product line first hand at the 2016 Cattle Raiser’s Convention in Fort Worth where we discovered the uses and benefits for Texas Longhorn Breeders. Pneu-Dart provides convenient tools to improve herd health, all from 15 yards away. Remote drug delivery reduces the need to bring sick or injured animals back to the corral or chute for treatment. Thus preventing further injuries or even death. Ranchers can easily medicate animals in rough terrain, extreme weather, and without assistance from others. Pneu-Dart Uses - Remote drug delivery - Tissue sampling, biopsy/DNA ® - Capture and tracking Product Benefits - Timely treat and medicate animals anywhere - Less stress on animal and handler - Empowers producers to manage and improve herd health - Product support with complete comprehensive training program Getting Started VCPR- The first thing to establish if you haven’t already is a documented veterinarian client patient relationship (VCPR). A sample form is available on pneu-dart.com Training/Practice- Pneu-Dart has developed the first of its kind RDDS online training program. In addition users can learn more with How To Videos, Tips / FAQ’s, user manuals and trajectory charts all available at pneu-dart.com Equipment- Proper selection of the projector (gun) is paramount. In order to prevent injury at the injection site the projector must be power controlled with adjustments for pressure and muzzle velocity. Dart size is based on animal weight with cannula lengths ranging from 3/8” to 2”. Not sure what RDDS products to start with? Pneu-Dart has taken the guesswork out by designing Cattle Packages with a sampling of everything you need, including the projector. Packages start at $488. For additional information visit pneu-dart.com or call 866-299-DART (3278).

Protect Against Scours at Preg-Check with Scour Bos® If you raise cattle you know about calf scours, or calf diarrhea, which is a result of bacterial and or viral infections in the calves’ intestinal lining. The scouring calf can be contagious and could quickly infect other calves in the herd. Scours may result in death and, more commonly, affect growth potential. It is the largest financial loss to cattle producers than any other health problem. Prevention through vaccination is the key to minimize infection along with year round management of nutrition, environment, and sanitation. Scour Bos® is the only scours vaccine that provides protection with the convenience to administer at preg-check or up to 16 weeks prior to calving. This extra time allows cows to build up anti-body rich colostrum that helps protect against scours-causing pathogens. While there are several scours vaccines currently on the market, Scour Bos® is the only one with 4 E. Coli isolates, one dose E. Coli protection, 9 antigens, and 3-way rotavirus protection: G10, G8 and G6. Scour Bos® 9 is administered intramuscularly in the neck 8-16 weeks prior to calving. Revaccinate with Scour Bos® 4, 4 weeks prior to calving. For each subsequent calving revaccinate with one dose of Scour Bos® 9, 8-10 weeks prior to calving. Consult your veterinarian; pricing varies. For more information visit scourbos.com

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Nutrition Program Offers Solutions For Producers of All Sizes Shoreview, Minn. [September 1, 2016] – Purina Animal Nutrition introduces the new Purina® All Seasons™ Cattle Nutrition Program. The program delivers what producers are looking for in a cattle nutrition program: flexibility, convenience and proof that solutions work. The program covers all life stages – cow/calf, weaned calf, replacement heifer/breeding bull and grower/finisher – because each life stage has its own unique needs. It also covers

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every season so cattle can achieve greatness year-round. The program is built on three distinct pillars: 1. Feeding excellence Each life stage has its own goals whether it’s staying healthy through the stresses of weaning, maximizing pounds of gain in the feedlot or raising productive heifers and cows that breed back quickly. But, all goals have a common thread for success: high-quality nutrition. 2. Flexible solutions With flexibility and convenience top of mind, the Purina® All Seasons™ Cattle Nutrition Program has feeding solutions that put producers in control. They can choose from options to fit their forage availability, labor resources, feed type preference and feeding facilities. 3. Trusted legacy Solutions within the Purina® All Seasons™ Cattle Nutrition Program have been demonstrated to work in more than 1,800 Proof Pays feeding trials across the nation. Producers are encouraged to see the proof through their own on-farm feeding trial. To learn more about the Purina® All Seasons™ Cattle Nutrition Program, talk to your local Purina representative, or visit ProofPays.com to start your feeding trial.

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Recognizing and Managing Common Health Problems in Cattle Many health problems in beef cattle can be managed successfully if they are detected early. Cattle owners can prevent or minimize losses by taking steps to keep the problems from recurring or spreading to the rest of the herd. Below are common problems found in beef cattle as well as the probable causes of those conditions and suggested measures to prevent recurrence.

“My cows’ eyes are cloudy and runny.” When cattle have cloudy, runny eyes, the inflamed and painful eyeballs and eyelids are probably infected with a virus or bacterium or damaged from sunlight or cancer. These conditions include pink eye, IBR virus eye, cancer eye or photo eye. Specific diagnosis and proper treatment may require close observation, available history, laboratory testing and professional assistance.

Pink eye (infectious keratoconjunctivitis) Although sporadic cases of eye diseases occur in all seasons of the year, this highly contagious bacterial disease is most common during the summer. Observations: The onset of pink eye is sudden, beginning with an excessive flow of tears. The animal holds the eye partially closed, rubs the eye and seeks shaded areas. Soon an ulcer develops in the central area of the cornea and an opaque ring develops around the ulcer. Within 48 hours of onset, the entire cornea becomes cloudy. Next, the lining of the eyelids becomes red with mucus and pus. As the ulcer deepens and extends completely through the cornea, the eye ruptures and loses fluid, and the eyeball collapses. The infection may affect one or both eyes. Management: The infected cattle must be isolated and treated immediately by a veterinarian to eliminate the infection and prevent spread to other cattle.

IBR virus eye (infectious bovine rhinotracheitis) The IBR virus is transmitted through the air and can spread rapidly through the herd. It causes upper respiratory infections, and it is most prevalent in the fall and winter. Observations: In the early acute stage, a few cattle may develop cloudy corneas, similar to pink eye. The opacity spreads inward from the outer edge of the cornea, and there is no ulceration. Management: Isolate the affected animals until the viral infection runs its course, and vaccinate the whole herd and purchased replacements. 24 | October 2016

Cancer eye (squamous cell carcinoma) Cancer often appears as smooth plaques on the eyeball and ulcers or horn lesions on the eyelids. It occurs more often in cattle with no eye pigment and those that are constantly exposed to bright sunlight. Observations: As in cases of pink eye, cancer eye causes an excessive flow of tears. This cancer can be identified by the appearance of the lesions on and near the eye. The cancerous growths develop on the third, upper and lower eyelids and eyeball, and they spread to internal lymph nodes and organs. Management: Early detection is necessary for heating or freezing therapies or for surgical removal of the tumor alone. In chronic cases with more extensive involvement, the entire eyeball and eyelids must be removed.

Photo eye (photosensitization) This noninfectious condition is a hypersensitivity to sunlight after ingestion of various plants or administration of certain drugs. Observations: In addition to cloudiness of the cornea, signs of photo eye include sunburn of nonpigmented eyelids, nose, teats, vulva and areas of the head, body and legs. If the affected cattle are exposed to sunlight for prolonged periods, blindness and severe skin damage will result. Management:: Protect the animal from sunlight until its eyes and skin have healed. Shelter it during the day and allow it to graze on pasture at night.

“Every winter, my cows rub their heads, necks and shoulders.” Even though lice are known in the winter to cause cattle to itch and rub on objects such as fences, posts, trees and barns, another common cause of itching and rubbing is the aftermath of the allergic dermatitis produced during the previous summer and fall by a horn fly infestation.

Horn fly allergy (allergic dermatitis) During the horn fly season, cattle often develop a skin allergy to the saliva of the biting horn flies. After several weeks, an inflammatory reaction occurs in the skin, and many hair follicles are destroyed. Observations: Before the damaged hair falls out during the winter, the retained hair causes an itch sensation, and the cattle rub their faces, necks and shoulders from December through March. As a result of rubbing these areas, the hair coat becomes sparse, and irritated skin lesions develop. Once the dead hair is removed by rain and rubbing,

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a normal hair coat returns. If no crawling lice are on the skin or lice eggs are glued to the hairs, the diagnosis is based on a history that the cows had a horn fly infestation the previous year. Management: To prevent recurrence of this coldseason problem, take steps to reduce the horn fly population during the warm seasons.

“One of my cows coughs, protrudes her tongue and breathes with her mouth open.” The cow obviously has a lung disease in which inflammation elicits an irritated cough, and reduced air space encourages open-mouthed breathing. Because several infectious and noninfectious causes are possible, professional assistance will be needed to make a specific diagnosis by physical and laboratory examinations. A common infectious lung disease is pneumonia; a common noninfectious condition is fog fever.

Infectious lung disease (pneumonia) Pneumonia is a highly complex, contagious disease and may be caused by one of several viruses in concert with various bacteria. Pneumonia caused by bacteria is generally serious. Observations: Fever, coughing and labored breathing are caused by inflammation and swelling of the lungs and the accumulation of mucus, blood and pus that interfere with airflow in the air passages. The animal tries to get more air by stretching out its head and neck and protruding its tongue. Management: When you see signs of pneumonia, isolate the sick cow for antibiotic treatment. Laboratory tests are needed to identify the specific viruses or bacteria involved to develop an effective vaccination plan for the herd. The plan should include vaccinating the cows, nursing calves, bulls and replacements with the proper vaccines. Because stress can contribute to the occurrence of this disease by lowering an animal’s resistance, cattle owners need to minimize adverse conditions of cold or hot weather to prevent pneumonia in the herd.

Fog fever (pulmonary emphysema and edema) Fog fever is caused by a toxic reaction in the lungs after the cow ingests a large quantity of an amino acid in lush, green grass in spring or fall. Diagnosis is based on a history of the cows being moved within the previous 10 days from a dry, brown pasture to a lush, green pasture. Observations: Fever is not present; coughing is minimal; and the onset of symptoms is sudden. Breathing is obviously difficult, with the animal breathing through its mouth, extending its tongue and drooling saliva. Management: The affected cow should be treated by a veterinarian and handled carefully to prevent death by suffocation brought about by exercise. Move the herd

from the lush pasture and gradually return it over 3 weeks by feeding hay and limiting grazing time.

“My calves have runny, snotty noses.” Runny, snotty nose can be associated with pneumonia if the calves have fever, are coughing and have labored breathing. Otherwise, the calves may simply have an inflammation of the sinuses of the head, which is called sinusitis.

Runny, snotty nose (sinusitis) Nasal drainage in calves may be the normal discharge of mucus from the sinuses of the head. On extremely hot, cold or windy days, inflamed sinuses can discharge excess drainage, even if there is no infection. Also, irritants and allergens in the environment such as dust, pollen and mold cause inflammation of the sinuses. Observations: When viruses and bacteria infect the sinuses, they produce a head cold and cause a nasal discharge that is a clear, mucus or pus type. Often the infection is limited to the head and does not involve the lungs. Management: Do not use antibiotics if there is no or only a low-grade fever; allow the condition to run its course. Respiratory vaccines may lack the specific antigens to prevent recurrence.

“I had several calves suddenly die that, before dying, were rapidly breathing, weak and feverish.” Many infectious causes of rapid breathing, weakness and fever, followed by sudden death of calves are possible. Ask a veterinarian to perform a necropsy on one of the dead calves and make a specific diagnosis by physical and laboratory examinations. Two common diseases that cause sudden death in calves are lepto and blackleg.

Lepto (leptospirosis) Lepto is caused by one of five strains of bacteria. The bacteria are shed with urine from infected animals, such as cattle, raccoons, skunks, opossums, rodents, deer, swine and dogs. The bacteria may be shed for many months. For calves, the likely exposures are from the urine from carrier cows that were stressed at calving and from diseased and convalescent calves. Cows may have the disease but show no signs of it. Calves are infected with the bacteria when they ingest contaminated urine on teats, hair, grass and hay and in water. Newborn calves are the most susceptible to the acute disease. Observations: The acute form of the disease causes high fever, rapid and difficult breathing, depression, bloody urine, incoordination and death. Lepto calves are often mistakenly diagnosed and treated for pneu-

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Herd Health monia Because the bacteria can kill unborn calves as well as nursing calves, it is suggested that cattle owners evaluate the cow herd’s pregnancy rate and look for aborted fetuses. Management: For a closed herd, the most effective approach for control is annual vaccination of all cattle; for an open herd, vaccinate twice yearly. If you time the vaccination in the cow herd during the last trimester of pregnancy, it will provide immunity to the newborn calves through the colostrum. Use polyvalent killed vaccines containing three or five common serovars. Different vaccines vary in effectiveness, and vaccine failures may occur.

Blackleg (clostridial disease) When the cause of sudden death of a calf is blackleg bacterial toxins (poisons), the first point to make is that the calf swallowed blackleg spores from the soil. This means the ground is contaminated with the spores that never die. During rains, these spores are normally concentrated by surface water in various spots in the ground, and drought or rains will cause them to surface from the soil. When ingested by a calf, the spores go to the muscles and remain dormant. A trigger breaks them out of dormancy, sometimes months or years later. Then the bacteria multiply rapidly and produce toxins in the muscles, killing the muscles (black dead muscles), causing blood poisoning and sudden death. The most common trigger is fast growth. Another trigger is muscle exertion, such as that caused during working, weaning and hauling. Affected calves may be infected at an early age and die of blackleg at a later age. When blackleg occurs, the transmission was not necessarily recent, but possibly months ago. Observations: Sudden death and rapid, gaseous decomposition are the most common signs of blackleg. Management: The death is so rapid that treatment is normally ineffective. All dead calves should be burned with untreated wood products to keep from contaminating the ground. Because other calves can have the bacteria in dormancy, guard against triggers such as stress and rapid growth. Vaccinate the remaining calves. If these calves die, they were already infected with the dormancy of blackleg bacteria before vaccination. Vaccination after exposure will not prevent the dormancy from breaking out. The seven-way blackleg vaccine should be used because other strains in addition to blackleg that also cause sudden death can be present. The seven strains can be diagnosed only in a dead calf by necropsy and laboratory tests. In addition to blackleg, the other six clostridial diseases that cause sudden death are black neck, black liver, malignant edema, and B, C, D enterotoxemia. A proper vaccination program includes annual vaccination of the entire herd (calves, cows, heifers, bulls), not just calves. Grown cattle die from four of the seven different blackleg-type bacteria. Cows should be vaccinated during last 3 months of pregnancy or twice a year. 26 | October 2016

HERD HEALTH GLOSSARY Artificial Insemination (A.I.): Placing semen into the female reproductive tract by means other than natural service. Body Condition Scoring (BCS): Management tool utlizing visible physical appearances to determing proper nutrition. Usually a range of 1-9 with 1 being poor and 9 being excessively fat. Brucellosis: An infection resulting in abortion in females and inflammation and damage to the testicles in males, caused by the bacterium Brucella abortus. Also known as Bang’s disease. See Calfhood Vaccination. Calfhood Vaccination (Official Calfhood Vaccination or OCV): Vaccination with Brucella abortus Strain 19 for heifers between 4 and 10 months old. The best age is 5 months. Calfhood vaccination must be by a federally accredited veterinarian (Most large animal veterinarians are federally accredited). Calving Interval: The time between the birth of a calf and the birth of the next calf, from the same cow. Can be in days or months. Colostrum: First milk given by a female following delivery of her calf. It is high in antibodies that protects the calf from invading microorganisms. Intramuscular (IM): Injection in the muscle, that is with a needle penetrating directly into the muscle usually at least 1 inch. Subcutaneous (SQ): Injection beneath the skin. Usually achieved by “tenting” (pulling up) the skin to avoid hitting muscle. Estrous Cycle: the period between one estrous (heat cycle) to another. Estrus or Heat: phase during which a cow is receptive to being bred and can become pregnant. Occurs in conjunction with ovulation. Open: Refers to non-pregnant cows. Roughage: Feed sources such as hay and pasture that are high in fiber and low in nutrients and energy. Rumen: Part of the cow’s stomach that contains bacteria and protozoa to break down fiberous plant material eaten by the animal. Trace Mineral: Minerals found in nature and in supplements that are vital to a cows health but only needed in small amounts. Trichomoniasis: A protozoan organism transmitted during breeding which causes failure of early pregnancy, an extended breeding season as females come back into heat, and, less commonly, abortion. Although a vaccine is available to raise the resistance to Trichomoniasis in the breeding herd, unless the condition has been positively diagnosed, the vaccine is not routinely recommended.

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Protein for Pregnant Cows Cows need different nutritional levels at different stages of gestation. Nutrient requirements in early gestation are not much different from maintenance requirements, but as the fetus grows larger the cow’s nutrient needs increase. And if a cow is lactating, she needs a much higher level of protein and energy than when she is pregnant. Protein requirements for pregnant cows increase during later stages of gestation, and are even higher for young cows. If you are keeping the young cows (the ones that will be first and second calvers) separate from the main herd, they can be supplemented with protein, if necessary, without having to supplement the whole herd. The mature cows can be roughed through winter and early spring (as they approach calving) a lot easier than the younger cows, because they are not trying to grow. Ken Olson, PhD, PAS, Extension Beef Specialist, South Dakota State University, says that protein supplementation is important, especially when talking about spring-calving herds. “Those cows will possibly need some supplement during the winter if they are utilizing low quality forage sources. They may be grazing winter range or utilizing crop residues, or baled straw residues. We are talking about feedstuffs that are deficient in nutrients,” he says. “In this situation we usually think of the first limiting nutrient as protein, simply because the ruminant needs protein for digestion of forage. If the cow doesn’t have enough protein to create a proper environment for the rumen microbes, she can’t digest the fiber in that lowquality forage to extract the energy value that is tied up in it. We are actually meeting the requirement of the gut bugs first, so they can digest the feed and meet the requirements of the cow,” says Olson. “We feed the rumen bugs, and that grows more rumen bugs. After they digest the fiber and pass on into the small intestine, the rumen bugs also become supplemental protein for the cow. It’s a very efficient system,” he explains. 28 | October 2016

This is why the first thing we talk about for supplementing pregnant cows in the wintertime is protein, because of that chain reaction. “This meets the cow’s needs and helps her maintain body condition during the time she’s pregnant and after calving. We need her to be in good body condition in the spring so she has the nutritional status to lactate and also start cycling again, and get pregnant at the beginning of the next breeding season,” he says. “That’s been the traditional view. It’s all about setting the cow up so we can keep her healthy through

the winter and get her pregnant again in the next breeding season. We also know we are having an effect on the fetus during her pregnancy, and this is a hot topic in research right now. One of the things we’ve traditionally known about this, is that if we are providing supplemental protein to the cow we are setting her up to provide better colostrum, more milk and better quality milk. So we help the calf get off to a good start right after it’s born,” says Olson. “We know that if we feed the cow well, we reduce calving difficulty. The cow is healthier and stronger, and can push better. She can get the calf out quicker (less stress on the calf, not having to endure the pressure of an extended time in the birth canal) and this helps get the calf up and going quicker. If the cow is strong, we have fewer weak calves at birth,” he says. “These are all things we’ve known for a long time. The new things we are learning about are part of the

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By Heather Smith Thomas area we call fetal programming. We are finding out that how we feed the cow when she is pregnant affects the development and genetic potential of that fetus, changing how it performs after it is born—and apparently for the rest of its life. We can improve their immune system, and also change their carcass composition.” There is a lot yet to be learned about that. “There is a limited amount of data so far, that tells us we do change it. The patterns on how we change it, and how to actually manage this for the best possible outcome, still need more study,” says Olson. We are just touching the tip of the iceberg and there is still a lot to learn regarding the levels of nutrient restriction, but it seems to matter. “At some levels we get one outcome, and at other levels of restriction we see different outcomes. When (which stage of gestation, whether early, mid or late gestation) the restriction occurs appears to have tremendous importance. At

different points in the development of that fetus, different things are being developed (heart and lungs, immune system, various body tissues). Mid gestation seems to be very important for muscle fiber development, for instance. Different times appear to be important for fat cell development.” “This is all affected by how that fetus is developing. So now people realize we need to have a reasonable plane of nutrition all the way through pregnancy,” he says. Ruminants have a tremendous ability to manage under less than perfect feed conditions, being able to lose weight during winter (in early to mid-gestation) and regain weight with green grass in the spring, and give birth to healthy calves. “Large ruminants like beef cattle are built to utilize low quality forages and deal with nutrient shortages. But just because they can do it and survive doesn’t mean that’s the most productive way to raise them,” he says. We generally seek the optimum type of manage-

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ment to tweak their abilities to our best benefit. “We just need to understand the best ways to do that. There is a lot of research going on right now, all over the country, addressing this

Protein requirements for pregnant cows increase during later stages of gestation topic. Studies are looking at what fetal programming does to the calf, and also in terms of replacement heifers. We know from the work that Dr. Rick Funston has done at the University of Nebraska, that nutrient restriction of the dam in the winter can have negative effects on the fetus in terms of when that heifer reaches puberty and how fertile she is, etc. We are trying to learn the effects of restriction—in terms of how great was the restriction and when did it happen. Dr. Funston’s

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research in that area is continuing,” says Olson. There is a lot to be learned, and it may change the way we feed cows in the winter. Many ranchers need to be able to utilize as much low quality forage as possible—such as being able to leave cows out on winter range, grazing, as long as possible without having to feed hay. So we need to figure out the best ways to supplement the cows so they can continue to graze low quality for-

ages, and not compromise their unborn calves. “We may learn to be more strategic in when we supplement, and how much. In the past our recommendations were some sort of minimal supplementation, or if cows came in from range or pasture in the fall in really good body condition we felt we could under-supplement them, knowing that they can utilize their own excess body reserves. Now we are realizing that this may

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work in terms of getting the cow through the winter and having her still be fertile for the next breeding season, but we don’t know what that means for the fetus. So now we need to reconsider and figure out some sort of strategic supplementation that still minimizes the cost of doing it and overcomes any negative issues in fetal programming,” Olson explains. This is still a work in progress, and there is a lot more to learn. “Just when we think we have it all figured out, we come up with a new wrinkle like this, and it gives us a lot more to think about,” he says. We also need to figure out our goals for these animals and whether or not we are meeting those goals. “This is an important aspect in all of this, to determine our goals. A producer now has options and needs to decide which one is the most appropriate to meet those goals.” These goals may differ, depending on whether the cattle are in lush grass pastures on an eastern or Midwestern farm or running on thousands of acres of public rangeland in Nevada during winter. “If cattle are on desert range in Nevada, the rancher may have limited ability to do much about some of these things. But if you are 5 miles down the road from an ethanol plant and have easy access to distillers grains, your goals and options become quite a bit different,” says Olson. And sometimes you can be innovative and realize there’s an option you hadn’t considered before. “The folks who are thinking outside the box, looking for ways to do something to tweak their own system to make it better, are the ones who can make it work,” he says. A person might be able to utilize part of an idea here or there, that might work even though it’s not a typical way to do it. Learning more about the protein needs of the cow, and how this fits into the whole picture of the way her calf will develop and how it will perform in the future can help us as we make our future management plans.

President’s Message Dear TLBT Members, It’s October and fall is around the corner. I hope everyone’s season is proving to be successful, and that everyone is having a good time and meeting new people at every show they attend. I hope to see you all at The State Fair of Texas, we’ll be having a general membership meeting there where we’ll discuss what’s in store for the upcoming year. As I mentioned in my last letter, we have a lot planned this year. Our service project this year is for Shriner’s Children Hospital, and I would love to see all of you TLBT members participating in fundraisers for them. Also, keep in mind that your TLBT Officers and Directors are on the lookout for great showman to feature on our second page, so each time you attend a show, give it your all! Lastly I’d like to remind you all about a couple different ways that you can send in your pictures to be featured in the 2017 World Show slideshow. Especially Seniors!!! Instagram: @tlbt_corner Facebook: Texas Longhorn Breeders of Tomorrow Hashtag: #tlbt2017 Email: tlbtofficers@gmail.com

Until next time,

Shelby Rooker, TLBT President

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TLBT Office: Secretary Age: 18 School: Hico High School Number of Years in the TLBT: 7 years Why did you join TLBT? I joined TLBT because I got to help my brother, Jake Vinson, prep for a show and he was having way too much fun without me. I also enjoyed working with animals before this and thought that showing longhorns would be a fun adventure to pursue. What is your favorite Longhorn show, and why? I personally really like the NTLBA Spring show at Glen Rose. The show isn’t the biggest but the people are fun. The Adult showmanship is always a blast. Glen Rose was also my first show and it brings back good memories. What is your favorite Longhorn color and/or pattern? I personally like the Roan as well as the smokey gray that you don’t see too often. They seem unique to me. Where did you earn your first award? What type of award? Glen Rose, I showed one of the Kash’s heifer’s, Gingersnap, She placed 5th, which was enough to get a ribbon! I was thrilled! What is your funniest TLBT moment? My funniest TLBT moment would probably be at the first show that I brought one of my own longhorns to. Autobahn in 2010. The show was over and The Moores were talking with my parents while I was watering my steer, FV SABRE. I took the opportunity to relax while he was drinking. That’s when he looked up and turned quickly and knocked my balance just enough to make me fall into the water tub next to the one he was drinking out of. I was SOAKED. What has been your biggest challenge showing Longhorns? My biggest challenge showing longhorns is time management. Since I do other things in the FFA and in my school, I’ve had to really make sure that my calves get fed even when I am at a judging event on the other side of Texas. What is your favorite movie? My favorite movie is probably Facing the Giants. It teaches loyalty, respect, and is overall inspiring even if criticized to be a little cheezy. Do you enjoy showing Longhorns and why? I enjoy showing longhorns, washing used to be my least favorite part, but with a new set of animals they don’t mind and it is just a fun time to socialize and bond with my heifers. What person has influenced you the most? I’ll give a shout out to my youth pastors Matt Hilts, Nathan Ellison, and Joseph Hanson for that one, they have all shaped me into the man I am today as well as my parents. If you were going to be turned into a mythical creature, what would you want to be? I’d have to think about what defines a mythical creature first, haha. What is your favorite quote? Why? “When life gives you lemons, Make orange juice, then sit back and watch life try and figure out how you did it.” This quote helps me to remember that tough situations are petty, don’t make more out of them than they are. What is your favorite season? Why? Fall: Thanksgiving, cool weather, and Texas Football. What do you want to be when you grow up? I’m leaning towards becoming an ag teacher, but I wouldn’t mind helping in the youth ministry either. What is the best part about being a TLBT member? Getting to meet other awesome TLBT members. What advice would you give a newcomer to TLBT? The first animal you halter-break is tough, especially if you are young. You’ll get the hang of it and it will soon become an addiction. Stick with it!

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Love is…

Offering healing and hope for a brighter future.

On July 30, 2016, the TLBT Officers voted for this year’s TLBT service project to be fundraising for Shriner’s Hospital. Shriners Hospitals for Children provides specialized care to children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate, regardless of a family’s ability to pay. That’s right- Families do not have to pay ANYTHING! It is one of the very few hospitals that is a non-profit organization. Because of this, the Shriner’s Hospital for Children needs donations to keep running, to find cures, and to make kids feel like kids again. So, if you would like to support Shriners with the TLBT Officers, watch for fundraisers at upcoming shows and talk with us about donating to Shriner’s Hospital.

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What is a common parasite of cattle? A. Fly, grub, lice or worm From what side do you lead a longhorn calf? A. Left side According to this month’s herd health article, what is an important nutritional requirement for pregnant cows?

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presented by Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America

Consignment Deadline: October 14, 2016 $1,000 FLOOR

January 14, 2017 - Will Rogers West Arena, Fort Worth, Texas

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

OCV VACCINATED Yes _____ No _____

Pair _____



CONSIgNMENT FEES PER LOT ($350 per head + 5% commission)_______________________

BREEDINg INFORMATION Cow Exposed to __________________________________________ From ______________ To ________________ Bull’s Name Cow Exposed to __________________________________________ From ______________ To ________________ Bull’s Name Calf at Side Information: Sex _________________ Date Calved ________________________________ Sired by _________________________________________________________

COMMENTS _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________


(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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2315 North Main St., Suite #402 Fort Worth, TX 76164 www.tlbaa.org • 817-625-6241

Amy Weatherholtz, TLBAA Sales & Events, 817-625-6241 - amy@tlbaa.org Keith DuBose, Sale Co-Chairman - 979-277-2161 - kwdubose@gmail.com Russell Fairchild, Sale Co-Chairman -254-485-3434-fairchildranch@yahoo.com

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Sale Results


Rocky Mountain Select Sale Results

87 lots sold for an average of $3,163 per lot

High Selling Lot: $ 10,750

April 5-6, 2016 Latigo Trails Equestrian Center near Colorado Springs Auctioneer: Joel Lemley Sale Hosts: Stan Searle and Gary Lake Photos & Results Submitted by Charlie Searle “Probably the best overall set of cattle we’ve ever had”, along with great weather and a terrific turnout from around the country, helped make the 18th annual Rocky Mountain Select Texas Longhorn Sale and Winchester Futurity a great Colorado weekend. Held August 5-6 at Latigo Trails Equestrian Center near Colorado Springs, the sale featured cattle from 37 Longhorn breeders representing 13 states and averaged just over $3,163 on 87 lots sold. “The quality of consignments was outstanding, and the level of enthusiasm on the part of everybody on hand made for the kind of weekend that makes the work worthwhile,” says RMSS co-host Stan Searle of Monument, Colorado. The RMSS partnered with the Semper Fi Fund for the second year in a row, raising over $9,000 for the cause which benefits disabled vets from all military branches. The surprise home run Semper Fi donation was a kids’ farm set donated by Dale and Janet Eppard of Mi Tierra Ranch of Joplin, Missouri. The farm’s owners had “come on some hard times”, according to auctioneer Joel Lemley, and someone was needed to step in and “save the farm”. Despite participation from over a dozen donors, the farm was foreclosed upon and had to be re-sold. G&G Longhorns of Virginia finally “bought the farm”, so to speak, and deeded it to the youngest person in the room which turned out to be fourmonth-old Kasen Evans of Ellicott, Colorado. Other Semper Fi donors included Mike and Kim MacLeod of Palo Pinto, Texas, Kevin and Jodi Bryant of Camargo, Oklahoma and James and Paula Wilkins of Ben Wheeler, Texas. Sale sponsors included Phil Long Ford of Chapel Hills in Colorado Springs, Cuvala Construction of Monument, Colorado, CR Longhorns of Harper, Oregon, John and Darlene Nelson’s Cloverbloom Ranch of Wellington, Colorado, 7-11 Ranch of Mountain Home, Utah and Brett and Darcy DeLapp’s Cliffhanger Genetics of Sheridan, Wyoming. “It was a great weekend, thanks to our consignors, our buyers, our sponsors and everyone working out front and behind the scenes to make it happen” says sale host Stan Searle of Monument, Colorado. “Joel Lemley and his wife Shirley did a terrific job, and the internet sales handled by the Hired Hand crew [Molly Clubb and Jaymie Feldmann] made a big contribution to the sale’s success. Kenny Backstrand and the Latigo Grill catering crew did a terrific job with the Friday night dinner (which included music from Charlie Searle and the Ashtōnz, with a guest appearance from vocalist and “Longhorn girl” Marlene Reynolds of Yoder, Colorado). We may have had the best overall quality cattle yet, which will make this year’s sale a tough act to follow. We’re up for the challenge, though … we’ll see you August 11 and 12 next year.”

Jodi & Kevin Bryant, Camargo, OK; Russell Fairchild, Stephenville, TX; JoEda & Jim Freeman, Guthrie, OK; Michelle Smith, Marshall, MO

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Lot 62 - J.R. Gingerale

Consignor: Jones Ranch, Salida, CO Buyer: Freeman Ranch of Yoder, CO

Other High Selling Lots: 10,000 - Lot 52 - RFR Jamakin’ A Boom. Consignor Greg & Amy Franks, Paradise, TX. Buyer Lynn Struthoff & Josie Becker $

$9,250 – Lot 11 - Better Day. Consignor: Mike & Jamie Tomey of Bedford, IN. Buyer: Austin & Taylor Rohr. $9,000 – Lot 44 - Tiger Lilly. Consignor: Mike & Linda Metcalfe. Buyer: Pete Kourtis $7,250 – Lot 34 - Rich N Rare. Consignor: Brett & Darcy DeLapp, Sheridan, WY. Buyer: Scott Pace & Steve Gaskill, Utah $7,000 - Lot 1 - J.R. Ginger. Consignor: Jones Ranch. Buyer: Searle/Lake partnership; $6,000 – Lot 51 - Awesome Portia. Consignor: Mountain Creek Longhorns, Saint Jo, TX. Buyer: Farnsworths’ 7-11 Ranch $6,000 – Lot 71 - CR Zinfandel. Consignor: Alexandra Dees, CR Longhorns. Buyer: Pete Kourtis. $5,750 – Lot 5 - Girl of Galilee. Consignor: Brett & Darcy DeLapp. Buyer: Alexandra Dees. $5,500 – Lot 39 - CR Storm Rider. Consignor: Alexandra Dees. Buyer: Dr. Gene & Jolie Berry, Baton Rouge, LA.

Gary Lake, Stan Searle, Auctioneer Joel Lemley

Austin & Taylor Rohr, Tyler, TX; Jamie & Mike Tomey of Bedford, IN.

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MR. ALBERTA DOB: 4/18/15


DOB: 5/18/15


MR. CANADA DOB: 4/08/15


DOB: 5/02/15



DOB: 9/26/15



DOB: 3/14/15

DOB: 5/24/15

Greg & Amy Franks, Paradise, TX with Josie Becker & Lynn Struthoff, San Antonio, TX. Russell Freeman; Ron & Jo Jones of Jones Ranch, Salida, CO.

TJ & Tammy Farnsworth family, Mountain Home, UT.

Dale & Janet Eppard, Joplin, MO, Bear Davidson, G&G Longhorns, Catlett, VA and Kasen Evans, Ellicott, CO - new owner of the donated farm set that raised $3,100 for the Semper Fi Fund.

Janet Eppard, Joplin, MO; Brett & Darcy DeLapp, Sheridan, WY; Lindsey Helvey & Ben Monk, Busby, MT

Russell Fairchild, Stephenville, TX; Alex Dees, Harper, OR; Eric Youngberg of Harper, OR

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Mike & Linda Metcalfe, Boone, CO

The Hired Hand girls, Jaymie Feldman & Molly Clubb, in action, front and center.

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DOB: 3/15/15




DOB: 1/09/15



DOB: 1/15/15


DOB: 4/5/15



DOB: 4/02/15

DOB: 4/19/15

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

Annual Affiliate President’s meeting The Affiliate Relations Committee held this year’s third quarterly meeting in association with the Nebraska Longhorn Breeders Association’s Show at the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island, Nebraska. We want to thank Rodger and Bonnie Damrow and the Nebraska Longhorn Breeders Association for hosting our meeting. The affiliates represented at this year’s affiliate meeting by either their President, Vice President or committee member were the East Texas Longhorn Association, Mountain & Plains Texas Longhorn Association, Wyoming Longhorn Breeders Association, Ark-La-Tex Texas Longhorn Breeders Association, Nebraska Texas Longhorn Association and the Northwest Longhorn Association. The TLBAA Board of Director’s was represented by Region 13 Director and Affiliate Relation Committee Board of Director liaison, L.D. McIntyre. Some of the topics discussed included the current TLBAA Affiliate Prince and Princess Contest, the Year End Awards along with improving relationships between the committee, affiliates and the TLBAA. Our Annual Affiliate President’s meeting will be held in January during Longhorn Weekend in Fort Worth, Texas. We would like to invite and encourage the Presidents of each affiliate to attend this meeting. We discussed making it available via Skype for those whose schedules or locations make it impossible to attend. The exact location, date and time of that meeting will be made available in the very near future. We appreciate the hard work and effort each affiliate’s board of directors and members do to make this association strong. Sincerely, Tina L. DuBose Affiliate Relation Committee Chairman Fall is here and the kids have been in school over a full month now. That also means the Show season is now in full throttle for many Affiliates including the Ark-La-Tex. Our first show is this month in Lufkin, Texas. This is our biggest show and we hope you plan on participating. We offer a Points Only show on Friday night, Open Haltered, Non-Haltered, Trophy Steers and Miniature President Texas Longhorn Show on Saturday. Closing out Sunday with the TLBT Youth Tina DuBose dubosetina@yahoo.com show on Sunday. Saturday will also feature our annual Longhorn Costume contest. This has always been a treat and favorite for the exhibitors and spectators alike. We open our Friday night with a potluck supper for our exhibitors but this year we have added a special twist by making it a competition with a Cajun Theme. The judges for our shows are as follows: Friday Night Points Only, Carla Jo Payne; Non-Haltered, Trophy Steers, Open Haltered Females and Bulls, and the Miniature Texas Longhorns, David Wars; TLBT Youth, Ryan Culpepper. Show packages can be found on our website under “2016 Fall Show, Lufkin, TX” or you can contact Jessica Wade at 903-948-5194. We are also part of the Louisiana State Fair. This show features Open Haltered, Non-Haltered, Trophy Steers and TLBT Youth shows. This is a fun show weekend with easy access and a lot of exposure. The Louisiana State Fair is always excited to have the Longhorns showing at their fair. Deadline for entry forms are October 1st. Contact Peggy Swindle at the Livestock Office, 318-636-0649 or visit their website, www.statefairoflouisiana.com for more information. You can also visit our website for a link to their page and for updates. Also watch for eblast, email and updates on our website regarding our Annual Christmas Party which will be held in December.

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Fun was had by all with Cotton Candy and fair rides August 4 through the 7 at the Deshutes County Fair an Longhorn Show in Redmond Oregon. A big congratulations to our Renee Scott showmanship members Emily Picker 541-589-1712 (Dundee OR ), Braeden Cushing (Burns OR )& Chance (Washington)All did extremely well in their class . Pictured are Emily Picker,Travis Kuntz Braeden Cushing , A big thanks to everyone who traveled from from near and far away to participate in the Longhorn show. A local news station came and did a report on the Longhorns that was featured on the evening news. A huge thank you to our volunteers they did great job thank you again Darcy Pettyjohn and crew. Show results to follow in Nov

Northwest Longhorn Association

Wow! The ETLA had great participation in this year’s Prince and Princess Photo Competition! We had 14 photo entries of heifers and bulls born in 2015, eight heifers and six bulls!! The competition was very stiff this year according to judge, Norman Hoff of Van, James Wilkins Texas! He is a lifetime TLBAA member and has judged 903-617-0675 many competitions. Thank you to all who sent photos in james.wilkins40@yahoo.com and congratulations to the winners! We’d like to give a shout-out to the Garcia family, ETLA members from Hico, Texas! Rick, Cori, and Cody Garcia are very active with the family-owned Rafter M Ranch, and the busy show circuit for FFA and TLBT. A recent article was published by Erath County about Cody riding and saddle-breaking longhorns, “Gentle Giants”! http://erathcountyliving.com/ articles-2/fall-2016/riding-the-gentle-giants-of-texas-cody-garcia/ In May 2015, Cody began working with his Registered Texas Longhorn steer, Real McCoy, named for Cody’s grandfather, D.L. McCoy. Cody and McCoy have carried the flag during opening ceremonies at shows from Texas to Oklahoma! They have done Grand Entries together at the Texas Steak Cook-off; the Old Settler’s Parade in Hico; and numerous other longhorn shows, including the TLBAA World Show in Ft Worth. As the center of attention, Cody admits it takes some getting used to. “It’s a weird feeling. I’m not the kind of person who likes to be in the spotlight. At first it’s nerve-wracking, but once you get over that, it is fun to be out there and it’s an honor to be asked to present the flag.” Cori says, “It’s neat to watch him growing up, doing his own thing with a passion for something he loves. I don’t worry much at all watching him train and ride longhorns, I would trust riding a longhorn before a horse any day. I grew up with horses, and remember the many spills I took,” she laughs. “Cody is a young man of faith and is truly grateful for what God has blessed our family with. Proud doesn’t even begin to describe how we feel.” Cori goes on to say, “He’s just a good kid who works really hard. When he’s not working with his longhorns, he’s finishing up high school.” A member of the National Honor Society, Cody is thinking about pursuing a military career and becoming a pilot. He has decided to go to Texas A&M and would like to become a member of the Corps of Cadets! ETLA wishes Cody well in pursuit of his dreams and future success with his longhorns and school!! Congratulations to Cody at two years old with his the Garcia’s for their pursuit of excellence and many thanks for sharing their grand-father D.L. McCoy. story!

East Texas Longhorn Breeder Association

Entries are in and votes have been counted for our Affiliate Princess and Prince. We have selected winners to represent our affiliate. Thank you to every one that participate by entering an animal. Fingers crossed, as our princess selection last year won all contests and went on to be crowned as the overall winner. Our hopes are high for doing it again. Rick Friedrich Our fiscal year just ended and we starting a new a year with newly elected President officers and four new directors to add to our returning eight directors. The rick@riverranchlonghorns officers are Rick Friedrich/President, Sheryl Hall/Vice President, Kevin Kelly/ Treasurer and Felecia Jones/Secretary. Our twelve directors are Steve Azinger, Charlotte Hamilton, Ron Hamilton, Stephen Head, Kathy Lewis, Tierney Leopard, Pam Perkins, Dr. Lou Shields, Marion Woolie, Susan Young, Mindy Yabarra and Taylor Yabarra. We are just starting to think about this February 24th & 25th Winchester Futurity and Cattle Baron Sale. Please put those dates on your calendar and plan to join us for a good time.

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The Oklahoma Texas Longhorn Association has enjoyed an outstanding year in 2016. Back in March, we had one of our best attended Spring shows (Stillwater David Edwards, Shoot-Out) in recent history with President dledwards.texaslonghorncattle@gmail.com approx. 270 total entries for Youth, Non-Haltered and Open Haltered. Approx. $6,000 in scholarship money was paid out to 34 Youth Exhibitors. The scholarships were donated by Denise Webster, Sunset Ridge Ranch and the OTLA. New OTLBT officers were elected for 2016/2017 term including: Shelby Rooker – President; Carter Smith-Vice President; Josh Vinson – Secretary; Cason Rangel – Senior Director; Cheyanne Nikodym - Teen Director; Remington Reeves – Intermediate Director and Alison Lowrie – Junior Director. On Saturday, August 6th, the OTLA hosted a Field Day at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. We had over 40 attendees and our visit was led by Mr. Dan McDonald, Wildlife Biologist. Dan’s responsibilities include the management of the Texas Longhorn herd at the refuge. Dan spoke to us about the refuge’s history with Texas Longhorns, their mission, herd management, grass management, breeding program history and their annual longhorn auction held in September. We were able to see a good portion of the refuge’s longhorn herd and tour a portion of the refuge by bus including a visit to their extensive corral system. After our visit to the refuge, we enjoyed a nice meal and time to visit at The Old Plantation restaurant in nearby Medicine Park, OK. The OTLA is now looking forward to the Tulsa State Fair Longhorn Show that is coming up on September 29th – October 1st, 2016 and hope to have great participation. Please feel free to contact David Edwards (918) 557-0364 with any questions.

Oklahoma Texas Longhorn Association

We are quickly approaching a very busy season. Our Winter Fest Show in Edna, Texas located at the Brackenridge Man Event Center begins on Friday evening, December 9, 2016. We are hosting a Points Only Show on Friday, a Youth Show, Open Show and Non-Haltered Show on Saturday, December Christy Randolph 10. We have added a new event that we think everyone will love. The Winter President Fest Futurity will make its debut on Sunday, December 11, 2016. Forms lpinesranch@aol.com and information can be located at www.stla.org. Following the Winter Fest, we will be hosting the Longhorn Youth Show and Non-Haltered Show in San Antonio. Appropriately dubbed “Kids n Horns”, this has been a very popular event in the San Antonio and surrounding areas. The Trophy Steers are a huge hit and we think that this year will be no exception. The dates for San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo are February 9-11, 2016. The deadline for entries is 12-15-16. Contact Bubba Bollier at bollier7572@yahoo.com or 325-247-6249 for more entry information. This is a premium show, so come compete to get your entry fees back! You can check the STLA website as well! The next event on our busy list is Rodeo Austin. The deadline for entry is 12/1/16 and the entries are taken on line, so check the Rodeo Austin website for all the details. The judges are set for this event and are Doug Pierce for the Youth and Randy Allgood for the Open/Non-Haltered Shows. This is a premium show! If you need additional information, you can contact Christy Randolph at lpinesranch@aol.com or 713-703-8458, or Bubba Bollier at the info listed above. Our final event for the Show season is the wonderfully popular Rockdale Show. There are Youth, Youth Points and Open Shows. This event is chaired by Sandi Nordhausen and dates have been set! We will see you April 21-23, 2017 and the deadline for entry April 11, 2017. This is a HARD DEADLINE, so be sure to get those entries in if you want to enter! sandi.nordhausen@gmail.com or 512-898-2401. We hope to see you at all or some of these fun events!”


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TLBAA Breed Advisory Committee’s

Herd Management Guide

SPRING Calving:

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

FALL Calving: 1. Beginning in October, provide supplemental feed for bulls grazing dry, dormant range grass according to age and condition of the bulls: (a) feed mature bulls 3-4 pounds of a 40% crude protein range cube daily, (b) feed young bulls 8-10 pounds of a high energy, 20% crude protein cattle cube daily; and (c) supplement additional feed as necessary to keep bulls in good body condition as breeding season approaches. 2. Conduct breeding soundness exams and fertility checks on all bulls prior to the breeding season. 3. The nutrient requirements for energy, protein, minerals and vitamins of lactating females increase substantially. During the first 3-4 months of lactation,

a 1000 lb. cow with average milking ability (producing 10 lbs. of milk daily) requires 11.5 lbs. of energy, 2 lbs. of protein, 0.06 lbs. of calcium, 0.05 lbs. of phosphorus and 36,000 international units of vitamin A per day. Warm season pasture grasses are approaching dormancy and sufficient nutrients must be supplied to the lactating females in the form of protein and/or energy supplements as well as mineral and vitamin mixes to meet their nutrient requirements. If pasture grass is plentiful, but dormant and poor in quality during this time

Photo courtesy of George Williams

of year, then protein is generally your first concern. A 1000 lb. cow in good body condition with average milking ability should generally be fed at least 1.5 lbs. of crude protein from a protein supplement, depending upon the protein value and availability of the dormant pasture grass. Feeding 3-4 lbs. of a 40% CP supplement, 4-6 lbs. of a 30% CP supplement or 6-8 lbs. of a 20% CP supplement per head per day should be adequate to meet most protein and energy needs. Choice of appropriate supplement (20% CP, 30% CP or 40% CP) should be based upon cheapest source of protein. Price per pound of protein may be determined by dividing the cost per pound of protein supplement by the percentage of crude protein in the supplement. A source of salt as well as a good commercial calcium:phosphorus mineral mix with added Vitamin A should be available on a free choice basis. If your cows are thin in body condition, then feeding supplemental hay plus higher levels of a low crude protein, high energy range cube (20% crude protein) will provide increased intake of vital nutrients. If pasture grass is limited due to overgrazing or poor rainfall during the summer, then energy is your first concern. Feeding a medium (8-10% crude protein) hay free choice plus 2-3 lbs. of a 20% CP supplement daily or approximately 15-20 lbs. of a high quality (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

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females should not need additional energy or protein colostrum, and there is no way of knowing how much supplementation. Young, lactating females have 20the calf has nursed. Baby calf scours are typically the 25% greater supplemental needs than mature cows. result of inadequate consumption of colostrum during Watch body condition closely and increase supplethe early hours of a calf’s life. Clean calving areas and mental feed accordingly. proper attention to the newborn may reduce exposure 4. Even though Texas Longhorns are known for to disease organisms and reduce incidence of scourcalving ease, difficult births ing problems. may arise. Check first-calf 6. Dip navels of newheifers (due to calve) and born calves in a 7% tincture pregnant cows daily for of iodine solution when possibility of calving difyou happen to be there ficulties. Once fetal memshortly after birth as a prebranes (water sac) have ventive measure of navel ill been expelled and rupproblems. tured, assistance should be 7. At 12-14 months of provided if calf delivery has age, vaccinate replacement not occurred within 30-60 heifers with intramuscuminutes. lar IBR/BVD (modified live 5. Colostrum, first milk, virus), a 7-way Clostridial consumption during the booster, 5-way Leptospiroearly hours of a calf’s life sis, and vibrosis at least 60 is essential for passive abdays before breeding. Consorption of important antisult a local veterinarian on Photo courtesy of Barbara Schmidt bodies needed for protecvaccine types and other tion from disease. Absorption of antibodies found in vaccinations recommended in the area. Deworming is colostrum ceases after 24 hours after birth; therefore, recommended prior to spring grass. a newborn calf should receive at least 2 quarts (5-6% of 8. Evaluate the growth of your yearling heifers as well birth weight) in first milk within the first 6 hours to inas first-calf females. The goal should be to have your sure adequate antibody protection. Commercial sourcyearling heifers weight 65% of their mature weight by es of colostrum may be purchased or the first milk from first breeding (14-15 months of age) and have a weight other cows may be frozen for later use. Many females, of 85% of their mature weight, including the weight of especially first-calf heifers, do not produce sufficient the fetus, prior to calving at 23-25 months of age. 44 | October 2016

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We thank these folks for kindly droppin’ in at the TLBAA office.

1. Patti Mahaffey, Madi & Mayli Moreland, Decatur, TX 2. Nori Latimer and Tina DuBose, Ben Wheeler, TX 3. Brittany Cook, Burleson, TX 4. Trish Fritsche of FMB CPA, Morgan, TX 5. Ryan Culpepper, Fort Worth, TX






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Sale Results

The Source Results Submitted by Ryan Culpepper Auctioneer-Jim Curry

Highlights Average $3,300

Volume Buyer:

Rusty & Julie Morgan and Greg & Kathy Radenbaugh

High Selling Lot: $6,500 CL Velocity

(January 2016 son of TL Bulletproof and CL Athena) Consigner: James & Karen Culpepper, Bridgeport, TX. Buyer: Chris Schaper, Brenham, TX

Other High Selling Lots: 5,200 - Lot 3B - Sanddollar Angelina. Consignor: Bluestem Livestock. Buyer: Greg & Kathy Radenbaugh. $

$4,400 – Lot 7 - Sunrise Special. Consignor: Sunrise Ranch. Buyer: Greg & Kathy Radenbaugh. $3,500 – Lot 12 - MS Dutchess SH. Consignor: Sugar Hill Ranch. Buyer: Rusty & Julie Morgan. $3,400 – Lot 9 - HD Samsonite’s Penny. Consignor: HD Cattle Co. Buyer: Steve & Kris Peterek $3,100 - Lot 4 - Sanddollar Cupcake. Consignor: R4 Ranch. Buyer: Scotty & Alessa O’Bryan

On August 13 we were blessed with rain, a cold front, and large crowd for the first ever Texas Longhorn show calf sale and showmanship clinic, The Source. The Source was created with the goals of educating Texas Longhorn breeders, bringing the best show cattle in the industry together, and a great day of Texas Longhorn fellowship. The exciting day started with the showmanship clinic which saw instructors Shelby Rod, Jessica Johnston, Kassie Nash, Chris Schaper, and John T. Baker share their wisdom and experience with 72 participants, ranging in age from 6 to 67 years old. After the clinic and delicious BBQ lunch provided by Chris & Brandi Lindsey, a friendly showmanship competition saw Madi Moreland, Jacob Lowrie, Garrett Ybarra and Savannah Anderson take home the winning prizes of custom show halters, made by Devin Culpepper. Sale time! The Source show calf sale started with a couple of legends on the block, Mr. Larry Barker reading pedigrees and Mr. Jim Curry doing the auctioneering. The sale portion ran smoothly due to the professional guidance in the back by Carter Smith, Cade Radenbaugh, Hadley Morgan, James Culpepper, and the Ferris FFA Show Team. The bidding was hot and fast as we saw Lot 1 – Bravado BCB, donated by Brent & Cindy Bolen, bring $2,200 for the Texas Longhorn Youth Foundation. Thank you Chris & Christina Clark for their purchase. Chris Schaper and John Oliver kept the buyers engaged as they were catching bids. We would like to especially thank the office staff of Pam Dodson, Laura Standley and Karen Culpepper. The day finished with historic results, buyers from 4 states and Canada, and excitement about that show industry taken to the new levels. We want to thank everyone for an great weekend, we are looking forward to seeing the consignments in the Winner’s Circle all year!

$3,000 – Lot 11 - Sunrise Sparkle. Consignor: Sunrise Ranch. Buyer: Infinity Ranch Land & Cattle $2,750 – Lot 13 - TL Bulletproof (5) Live Breeding Opportunities - $550 each. Consignor: Tanner Longhorns. Buyer: Stephen & Kim Head. $2,200 – Lot 1 - Bravado BCB. Consignor: Bolen Longhorns. Buyer: Chris & Christina Clark. $2,100 – Lot 2 - TL Ms Billie. Consignor: Tanner Longhorns. Buyer: Steve & Kris Peterek. $2,100 – Lot 6 - Hi 5’s Thuderstruck. Consignor: Hi 5 Longhorns. Buyer: Infinity Ranch Land & Cattle. $1,900 – Lot 3A - Sanddollar Ginger. Consignor: Bluestem Livestock. Buyer: Chris & Brandi Lindsey. $1,100 – Lot 10 - Aftershock SH. Consignor: Sugar Hill Ranch. Buyer: Carter Smith.

Hadley Morgan, Volume Buyer Rusty Morgan, and Chris Schaper

Photos by Laura Standley and Ryan Culpepper

High selling lot CL Velocity with Cade Radenbaugh on the lead. 46 | October 2016

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Cheyenne, Kim and Nik Nikodym

Showmanship Winners: (top left to bottom right) Savannah Anderson, Jacob Lowrie, Madi Moreland, Garrett Ybarra

Instructor John T. Baker with Jason Harwell Kassie Nash addresses the class

Karen Culpepper, Lyn Gee and Pam Dodson

Chris Schaper giving pointers during the clinic

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SHOW RESULTS Youth Female Senior Champion Reserve: ANDERS MAPLE DUST, Ty Anders, CRAWFORD, NE Youth Female Grand Champion: STEEL MAGNOLIA 52, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Youth Female Grand Champion Reserve: ANDERS PRAIRIE ROSE, Dalli Anders, CRAWFORD, NE



OPEN HALTERED FEMALE DIVISION CLASS 4: 1. WYO SILVER, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY 2. ANDERS PRAIRIE ROSE, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE Haltered Female Junior Champion: WYO SILVER, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Haltered Female Junior Champion Reserve: ANDERS PRAIRIE ROSE, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE CLASS 8: 1. ANDERS TY'S ACROBAT, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE 2. SALTILLO DIAMOND BELL 54, Damrow Longhorns, ROCA, NE CLASS 10: 1. ANDERS MAPLE DUST, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE 2. STEEL MAGNOLIA 52, Kris Johnson, BIG HORN, WY CLASS 11: 1. SALTILLO COWGAL UP 44, Damrow Longhorns, ROCA, NE 2. DESERT DIAMOND, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Haltered Female Senior Champion: SALTILLO COWGAL UP 44, Damrow Longhorns, ROCA, NE Haltered Female Senior Champion Reserve: DESERT DIAMOND, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Haltered Female Grand Champion: SALTILLO COWGAL UP 44, Damrow Longhorns, ROCA, NE Haltered Female Grand Champion Reserve: DESERT DIAMOND, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY CLASS 16: 1. SALTILLO COWGAL IV 031, Damrow Longhorns, ROCA, NE 2. AUNT JEMIMA 012, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY CLASS 17: 1. ANDERS MW MAPLE WISH, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE Haltered Mature Female Champion: ANDERS MW MAPLE WISH, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE Haltered Mature Female Champion Reserve: SALTILLO COWGAL IV 031, Damrow Longhorns, ROCA, NE

OPEN HALTERED BULL DIVISION CLASS 23: 1. WYOMING STRONG, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY 2. SALTILLO SUPER SMOOTH 62, Damrow Longhorns, ROCA, NE CLASS 24: 1. ANDERS SILVER DOLLAR, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE Haltered Bull Junior Champion: WYOMING STRONG, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Haltered Bull Junior Champion Reserve: SALTILLO SUPER SMOOTH 62, Damrow Longhorns, ROCA, NE CLASS 28: 1. ANDERS 6-GUN REVOLVER, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE CLASS 29: 1. ANDERS RODEO TITAN, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE 2. ANDERS LORD PETE, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE Haltered Bull Senior Champion: ANDERS RODEO TITAN, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE Haltered Bull Senior Champion Reserve: ANDERS LORD PETE, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE Haltered Bull Grand Champion: ANDERS RODEO TITAN, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE Haltered Bull Grand Champion Reserve: WYOMING STRONG, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY

FREE FEMALE DIVISION CLASS 4: 1. CHOCOLATE RAIN, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY 2. DV DESERT FLOWER, Del Vic Farms, SCRIBNER, NE Free Female Junior Champion: CHOCOLATE RAIN, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Free Female Junior Champion Reserve: DV DESERT FLOWER, Del Vic Farms, SCRIBNER, NE CLASS 9: 1. NETTIEMAE, Tammy Delyea, DOUGLAS, WY 2. PEARL 52, Tammy Delyea, DOUGLAS, WY CLASS 10: 1. DV TIGER LILY, Del Vic Farms, SCRIBNER, NE 2. ANDERS CASSONOVA CONFETT, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE CLASS 11: 1. DIAMOND DOLLAR, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY 2. DV AWESOME, Del Vic Farms, SCRIBNER, NE Free Female Senior Champion: DV TIGER LILY, Del Vic Farms, SCRIBNER, NE Free Female Senior Champion Reserve: DIAMOND DOLLAR, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Free Female Grand Champion: DV TIGER LILY, Del Vic Farms, SCRIBNER, NE Free Female Grand Champion Reserve: DIAMOND DOLLAR, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY CLASS 16: 1. PAINTED ROSE EASTER, Bruce Rose, GORDON, NE 2. BUTTERSCOTCH RED, Tammy Delyea, DOUGLAS, WY CLASS 17: 1. HORSESHOES LEGEND GAL, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE 2. 5 CLAIRA MAE, Tammy Delyea, DOUGLAS, WY CLASS 19: 1. SALTILLO CG 305, Damrow Longhorns, ROCA, NE 2. PETE 5/2, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE Free Mature Female Champion: SALTILLO CG 305, Damrow Longhorns, ROCA, NE Free Mature Female Champion Reserve: PAINTED ROSE EASTER, Bruce Rose, GORDON, NE

YOUTH FEMALE DIVISION CLASS 4: 1. ANDERS PRAIRIE ROSE, Dalli Anders, CRAWFORD, NE 2. WYO SILVER, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Youth Female Junior Champion: ANDERS PRAIRIE ROSE, Dalli Anders, CRAWFORD, NE Youth Female Junior Champion Reserve: WYO SILVER, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY CLASS 8: 1. ANDERS TY'S ACROBAT, Ty Anders, CRAWFORD, NE 2. SALTILLO DIAMOND BELL 54, Dylaney Rose Georges, ROCA, NE CLASS 10: 1. STEEL MAGNOLIA 52, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY 2. ANDERS MAPLE DUST, Ty Anders, CRAWFORD, NE CLASS 11: 1. DIAMOND DOLLAR, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY 2. SALTILLO COWGAL UP 44, Caden Wieczorek, HICKMAN, NE Youth Female Senior Champion: STEEL MAGNOLIA 52, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY

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CLASS 19: 1. WYOMING STRONG, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY 2. SALTILLO AGIE UP 67, Ella Wieczorek, HICKMAN, NE CLASS 20: 1. ANDERS SILVER DOLLAR, Rope Anders, CRAWFORD, NE Youth Bull Grand Champion: WYOMING STRONG, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Youth Bull Grand Champion Reserve: SALTILLO AGIE UP 67, Ella Wieczorek, HICKMAN, NE

YOUTH STEER DIVISION CLASS 27: 1. YETI 69, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Youth Steer Junior Champion: YETI 69, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY CLASS 32: 1. ANDERS ROAN DUST, Dalli Anders, CRAWFORD, NE 2. ANDERS COWBOY SPICE, Ty Anders, CRAWFORD, NE Youth Steer Senior Champion: ANDERS ROAN DUST, Dalli Anders, CRAWFORD, NE Youth Steer Grand Champion: ANDERS ROAN DUST, Dalli Anders, CRAWFORD, NE Youth Steer Grand Champion Reserve: YETI 69, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY


OPEN HALTERED FEMALE DIVISION CLASS 4: 1. WYO SILVER, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY 2. ANDERS PRAIRIE ROSE, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE Haltered Female Junior Champion: WYO SILVER, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Haltered Female Junior Champion Reserve: ANDERS PRAIRIE ROSE, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE CLASS 8: 1. ANDERS TY'S ACROBAT, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE 2. SALTILLO DIAMOND BELL 54, Damrow Longhorns, ROCA, NE CLASS 10: 1. STEEL MAGNOLIA 52, Kris Johnson, BIG HORN, WY 2. ANDERS MAPLE DUST, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE CLASS 11: 1. SALTILLO COWGAL UP 44, Damrow Longhorns, ROCA, NE 2. DESERT DIAMOND, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Haltered Female Senior Champion: SALTILLO COWGAL UP 44, Damrow Longhorns, ROCA, NE Haltered Female Senior Champion Reserve: STEEL MAGNOLIA 52, Kris Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Haltered Female Grand Champion: SALTILLO COWGAL UP 44, Damrow Longhorns, ROCA, NE Haltered Female Grand Champion Reserve: WYO SILVER, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY CLASS 16: 1. AUNT JEMIMA 012, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY 2. SALTILLO GUNNAS GAL 2, Damrow Longhorns, ROCA, NE CLASS 17: 1. ANDERS MW MAPLE WISH, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE Haltered Mature Female Champion: ANDERS MW MAPLE WISH, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE Haltered Mature Female Champion Reserve: AUNT JEMIMA 012, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY

OPEN HALTERED BULL DIVISION CLASS 23: 1. WYOMING STRONG, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY 2. SALTILLO AGIE UP 67, Damrow Longhorns, ROCA, NE CLASS 24: 1. ANDERS SILVER DOLLAR, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE Haltered Bull Junior Champion: WYOMING STRONG, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Haltered Bull Junior Champion Reserve: SALTILLO AGIE UP 67, Damrow Longhorns, ROCA, NE CLASS 28: 1. ANDERS 6-GUN REVOLVER, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE CLASS 29: 1. ANDERS LORD PETE, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE 2. SALTILLO BLAZTER 511, Damrow Longhorns, ROCA, NE Haltered Bull Senior Champion: ANDERS LORD PETE, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE Haltered Bull Senior Champion Reserve: SALTILLO BLAZTER 511, Damrow Longhorns, ROCA, NE Haltered Bull Grand Champion: ANDERS LORD PETE, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE Haltered Bull Grand Champion Reserve: WYOMING STRONG, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY


CLASS 4: 1. DV DESERT FLOWER, Del Vic Farms, SCRIBNER, NE 2. CHOCOLATE RAIN, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Free Female Junior Champion: DV DESERT FLOWER, Del Vic Farms, SCRIBNER, NE Free Female Junior Champion Reserve: CHOCOLATE RAIN, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY CLASS 10: 1. DV GRANDE SIERRA, Del Vic Farms, SCRIBNER, NE 2. DV TIGER LILY, Del Vic Farms, SCRIBNER, NE CLASS 11: 1. DIAMOND DOLLAR, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY 2. DV AWESOME, Del Vic Farms, SCRIBNER, NE Free Female Senior Champion: DIAMOND DOLLAR, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Free Female Senior Champion Reserve: DV AWESOME, Del Vic Farms, SCRIBNER, NE Free Female Grand Champion: DIAMOND DOLLAR, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Free Female Grand Champion Reserve: DV AWESOME, Del Vic Farms, SCRIBNER, NE

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CLASS 17: 1. HORSESHOES LEGEND GAL, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE CLASS 18: 1. 7LS MISS IRON MAXINE, Gordon & Connie Howie, RAPID CITY, SD CLASS 19: 1. DECKERIFIC, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY 2. DV RAZ BY TAZ, Del Vic Farms, SCRIBNER, NE Free Mature Female Champion: DECKERIFIC, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Free Mature Female Champion Reserve: DV RAZ BY TAZ, Del Vic Farms, SCRIBNER, NE

YOUTH FEMALE DIVISION CLASS 4: 1. WYO SILVER, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY 2. ANDERS PRAIRIE ROSE, Dalli Anders, CRAWFORD, NE Youth Female Junior Champion: WYO SILVER, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Youth Female Junior Champion Reserve: ANDERS PRAIRIE ROSE, Dalli Anders, CRAWFORD, NE CLASS 8: 1. SALTILLO DIAMOND BELL 54, Dylaney Rose Georges, ROCA, NE 2. ANDERS TY'S ACROBAT, Ty Anders, CRAWFORD, NE CLASS 10: 1. SALTILLO OUTBACKHONEY505, Ella Wieczorek, HICKMAN, NE 2. ANDERS CASSONOVA CONFETT, Dalli Anders, CRAWFORD, NE CLASS 11: 1. DIAMOND DOLLAR, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY 2. SALTILLO COWGAL UP 44, Caden Wieczorek, HICKMAN, NE Youth Female Senior Champion: DIAMOND DOLLAR, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Youth Female Senior Champion Reserve: SALTILLO OUTBACKHONEY505, Ella Wieczorek, HICKMAN, NE Youth Female Grand Champion: DIAMOND DOLLAR, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Youth Female Grand Champion Reserve: WYO SILVER, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY

YOUTH BULL DIVISION CLASS 19: 1. SALTILLO SUPER DUTY 63, Dylaney Rose Georges, ROCA, NE 2. ANDERS MISCHIEF, Ty Anders, CRAWFORD, NE CLASS 20: 1. ANDERS SILVER DOLLAR, Rope Anders, CRAWFORD, NE Youth Bull Grand Champion: SALTILLO SUPER DUTY 63, Dylaney Rose Georges, ROCA, NE Youth Bull Grand Champion Reserve: ANDERS MISCHIEF, Ty Anders, CRAWFORD, NE

YOUTH STEER DIVISION CLASS 27: 1. YETI 69, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Youth Steer Junior Champion: YETI 69, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY CLASS 32: 1. ANDERS COWBOY SPICE, Ty Anders, CRAWFORD, NE 2. ANDERS ROAN DUST, Dalli Anders, CRAWFORD, NE Youth Steer Senior Champion: ANDERS COWBOY SPICE, Ty Anders, CRAWFORD, NE Youth Steer Senior Champion Reserve: ANDERS ROAN DUST, Dalli Anders, CRAWFORD, NE Youth Steer Grand Champion: ANDERS COWBOY SPICE, Ty Anders, CRAWFORD, NE Youth Steer Grand Champion Reserve: ANDERS ROAN DUST, Dalli Anders, CRAWFORD, NE

TROPHY STEER DIVISION CLASS 5: 1. BN JIM REEVES, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY 2. SB PENDLETON, Sunnybrook Cattle Company, WELLINGTON, CO CLASS 6: 1. ANDERS PETE'S 75, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE Steer Senior Champion: BN JIM REEVES, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Steer Senior Champion Reserve: SB PENDLETON, Sunnybrook Cattle Company, WELLINGTON, CO Steer Grand Champion: BN JIM REEVES, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Steer Grand Champion Reserve: SB PENDLETON, Sunnybrook Cattle Company, WELLINGTON, CO

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TLBT POINT STANDINGS At time of publication JUNIOR 845 Ty Anders CRAWFORD, NE 670 Dylaney Rose Georges ROCA, NE 190 Braeden Cushing HINES, OR 50 Madilyn Moreland DECATUR, TX 50 Justin Sabio, Jr. BOYD, TX INTERMEDIATE 1045 Dalli Anders CRAWFORD, NE 495 Ella Wieczorek HICKMAN, NE 415 Chance Kearney EVANS, WA 50 Jacob Daniel Lowrie RHOME, TX 50 Jackson Grace SUNSET, TX 50 Ashlyn Holson ALBANY, TX TEEN 1120 645 545 215 50 50 50

Ryan Johnson BIG HORN, WY Rope Anders CRAWFORD, NE Caden Wieczorek HICKMAN, NE Emily Picker DUNDEE, OR John Morgan Russell HICO, TX Jenna Haney WINNSBORO, TX Clara Holson GRANBURY, TX

SENIOR 200 Cody Garcia HICO, TX 50 Shelby A. Rooker POOLVILLE, TX 50 Matthew Wallace SUNSET, TX 50 Joseph Wyatt Russell HICO, TX 50 J.F. (Josh) Vinson HICO, TX 50 Cason Rangel ALVORD, TX 50

Carter T. Smith WILLOW PARK, TX

ANIMAL POINT STANDINGS The Animal Point Standings reported in September Trails were not the current standings. They were the 2015-16 end-of-year standings. We apologize for any confusion caused by this error. Texas Longhorn Trails

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The Loomis/Buckhorn Partnership is sad to announce the loss of Farlap Chex (Monarch 103 x Dark Star B R3) at 16 years of age. “In my opinion, Farlap Chex is the greatest Butler bull that ever lived. He produced the only straight-Butler female to reach 80” at a young age. He also has done incredible things for my blend-breeding program,” stated Bob Loomis. Buck Adams adds, “It was a privilege to co-own this wonderful Butler bull with my good friend Bob Loomis. He has had and will continue to have a significant, positive influence on Buckhorn’s breeding program and the Texas Longhorn breed overall.”

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Missouri Longhorn Cattle in Washington D.C. Submitted by Greg and Karol Brown What do Texas Longhorn cattle that are born and raised on a quaint Missouri farm have in common with the booming metropolis of our nation’s capitol? Well, not much. But this summer a unique opportunity arose in which our hometown family business could share produce with the leaders of our great nation in Washington D.C. My wife and I raise Registered Texas Longhorn cattle. Like most that get into this breed of cattle, we chose Longhorns for their old Western cattledrive appeal that combines beauty with hardiness. Yes, we sell breeding stock, but after several years of selling registered cattle, we decided we needed a niche market for our product. Therefore, three years ago we started selling USDA inspected, grass fed meat and beef sticks. Venturing into the inundated world of sales can be a tricky venture for mom and pop shops, but the first lesson in sales is to believe in the product—which we wholeheartedly do. Then, it’s all about marketing, promoting, and getting the product out there to the consumers. Along with our hobby farm and day jobs, we try to get involved with our community to help promote agriculture. Karol and I were asked by our local Farm Credit Services (FCS) Financial Vice President, Scott Schaumburg, to be on the Young, Beginning & Small Farmer Advisory Board for FCS. We have been to two annual Board Meetings. At this year’s meeting, Karol had a conversation with Scott Gardner, VP of sales and Marketing, about the Farm Credit 100 celebration. She told him about how she sells our beef sticks and

her “Mrs. Farmer Brown Eggs”. In April 2016, we got a call from Scott, asking if we would be interested in supplying 200 of our beef sticks for a 100 year anniversary event coming up for FCS. Of course we readily said, “Yes!” Scott then explained that the event would formally be referred to as the “Farm Credit 100 Congressional Reception,” and it was to be held on June 15, 2016, at the Library of Congress, Madison Building in Washington D.C. Nearly 1,000 Congressional leaders and staff, Farm Credit customers and representatives, and media would be invited. The Congressional Reception would feature a pop-up farmer’s market with homegrown products from across the USA provided by nearly 70 Farm Credit Services customers. Guests would learn more about where their food came from as well as the vast diversity of what American farmers and ranchers produce. We are extremely proud to say we were one of the nearly 70 producers showcased. We didn’t send our beef sticks halfway across the country just to advertise our small farm. We shared our produce, because we are proud of being from West Plains, Missouri. We are proud to raise a product on our Missouri land, and we are proud to have our products processed through local Missouri businesses. So what do Washington D.C. and Texas Longhorn cattle have in common? The Lucky Falling Star Ranch. And we couldn’t be prouder of the association. www.luckyfallingstarranch.com

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Registered Texas Longhorn Trophy Mount Raffle Submitted by Richard Hudson Tilden, TX – Thursday, September 1, 2016 – Recently the SNB Bank in Tilden, Texas, became the display repository for the McMullen County Historical Commission’s trophy shoulder mount of a massive Registered Texas Longhorn Steer named Goliath. World-renowned wildlife taxidermist, Joe Hibler, of Kingsville, Texas, meticulously fashioned the lifelike representation. The McMullen County Historical Commission is a nonprofit organization. Branch bank manager Ashley Foster, tellers Rebecca Chastain and Melissa Carver, McMullen County Judge Jim Teal and the McMullen County Historical Commission Appointees greeted Hibler and his crew. Grandson, Allen Hibler, and employee Abel Acosta provided the muscle for moving and installing Goliath’s preeminent shoulder mount in the bank’s lobby. The raffle was announced in mid-September online at the South Texas Ranch and Heritage Center (STRHC) website, www.soutxranchandheritage.org, and in state and national publications. Goliath will remain on display in the bank while offered to the public. Proceeds from the raffle will apply to capital funds for building an interpretive flagship in Tilden for the South Texas Ranch and Heritage Center. The 2200-lb steer comes from the Jurassic Park of elite Texas Longhorns, El Coyote Ranch in southern Brooks County. Goliath’s sire and mother’s pedigree history, including famous bloodlines in his family tree can also be located on the STRHC website. Among these bloodlines, the Peeler line was developed with the help of Sid Richardson and J. Frank Dobie. Peeler has the first registered cow on the TLBAA registry. He raised Longhorns on his McMullen County Ranch until his death in 1977. Goliath received his name when born, May 29, 1997, assigned No. 747 by El Coyote Ranch, and received

Standing beneath and between the tips of Goliath’s horns are McMullen County Judge Jim Teal (left); McMullen County Historical Commission (MCHC) Appointees (l-r) Cecile Stanley, Gracie Quintanilla, Betty Dickinson, and Jayne Varga; Internationally acclaimed wildlife taxidermist, Joe Hibler (r). MCHC appointees not shown are Jane Wheeler, Tim Jambers, and Mike Miles. The MCHC shoulders the job of offering the steer to raise capital funds for the South Texas Ranch and Heritage Center flagship museum in Tilden. See www.soutxranchandheritage.org.

Texas Longhorn Breeder’s Association of America (TLBAA) Registration Number S9448. Kingsville Chevrolet dealer, Phillip E. Neessen, bought the steer in 2001 and sold it to Shanna Collins in 2013. At the time Neessen purchased Goliath, Mel Raley, Shanna’s father was foreman for the El Coyote Longhorn Division. Raley shared his vast knowledge of the Longhorn breed with new TLBAA members. Consequently, the TLBAA gives an annual Mel Raley Award to a new member of less than five years for their enthusiasm and spirit promoting the Longhorn breed. Felix Serna became foreman when Raley passed away March of 2004. Serna also provided George The easy way to work Longhorn cattle! West’s famous lead steer, Geronimo, • Can be shipped by common carrier anywhere in with a hide from El Coyote’s the U.S. longhorn herd. Geronimo’s full• Galvanized pipe and steel sheeting hide representation is now on • Grease inserts for easy maintenance & operation display on the front lawn of the • Vaccinate or deworm cattle Live Oak County Courthouse. • Palpation gates Hibler did the taxidermy work on • Measure horns W e’ve got dw!hat Geronimo for the second time in • A.I. cows you nee 2016. The first time in 1977 for the American Bicentennial Exposition in Moscow, Russia. Goliath was raised on the El Coyote Ranch in lower Brooks The Official Chute of the END OF TRAIL RANCH County near Encino. The Ranch is www.endoftrailranch.com • mbowman@wildblue.net TLBAA Horn Showcase owned by Sid Richardson’s great nephew, Lee Bass, and his wife Wichita Fence Co., Inc. • 1-800-626-3752 • wichitafence-dab@sbcglobal.net Ramona. El Coyote Ranch raises an


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Texas Longhorn Cattle Drive for 2016 Celebrate Bandera Submitted by Thurmond Longhorns Thurmond Longhorns, again for 4th year did the Texas Longhorn Cattle Drive for 2016 Celebrate Bandera for the Labor Day Weekend in Bandera, Texas. Cowboy Capital of the World. We had a dozen cowboys bring close to 60 head of Texas Longhorns, both Cows with their calves, plus a Trophy Steer, J. Boomer, who placed 2th at the 2016 World Show in Senior Division. Derek & daughter Thera Hope Thurmond were also riding along their cattle to oversee everything. We had Hope riding with her grandchildren in her golf cart behind bringing up the rear guard consisting of local TV personalities & riders. They had great crowds along Highway 16, thru downtown Bandera on hand to watch. The State Highway 16 was shut down for this event thru Bandera, Texas.

Trophy Mount Raffle exclusively select herd of Texas Longhorns bred in the old tradition using today’s technology. When the aging steer was put down, Hibler Taxidermy in Kingsville shoulder mounted Goliath and presented it to the McMullen County Historical Commission, which will raffle the trophy. Dates for beginning and ending the raffle are announced on the STRHC website. McMullen County Judge Jim Teal and the County Historical Commission observed Joe Hibler supervising the install. A photo op with bank staff, MCHC Appointees, and the judge took place following. Joe Hibler, sons, and a grandson are sought by professional and amateur hunters and fishermen from around the world to provide taxidermy for trophy kills. The impressive 2200-lb Longhorn steer is a handsome and powerful conversation piece,

including his 747 El Coyote number which ironically matches the massive Boeing jumbo jetliner’s number. Professional and amateur wildlife trophy collectors, Longhorn aficionados, and University Alumni, seeking a TLBAA Registered longhorn steer showpiece for a lodge, trophy room, or great-room at home or office, will want to participate in an opportunity to obtain this magnificent, blue-blooded Texas Longhorn steer. To learn more about this opportunity and how to register for a chance to obtain Goliath’s awesome shoulder mount, go to the South Texas Ranch and Heritage Center website at www. soutexranchandheritage.org. Contact Richard Hudson at 817-897-3718 for additional information and/or for interview contacts.

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In Memory of 007 Submitted by Edwin Stojanik

TLBAA members Edwin & Debra Stojanik adopted the Texas Longhorn steer named 007 from the Fort Worth Herd on August 27th, 2011. 007 proudly served the Herd as it’s leader, for over 4,000 cattle drives. 007 died at his retirement home on Edwin and Debbie Stojanik’s ranch in Taylor, TX on August 26th, 2016. RIP 007.


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ADVERTISING INDEX —A— AA Longhorns.......................................20, 56 Allen Ranch..................................................27 Almendra Longhorns..................................55 Anderson, Frank Jr. and III...........................8 Arch Acres.....................................................55 Astera Meadows..........................................57 —B— Bar H Ranch..................................................55 Beadle Land & Cattle............................. 8, 55 Big Valley Longhorns..................................55 Billingsley Longhorns.................................56 Blue Ridge Sale............................................44 BT Farms.......................................................56 Buckhorn Cattle Co....................................56 Bull Creek Longhorns...................................5 Butler Listings............................................ 8-9 Butler Sale.....................................................11 —C— Caballo Bravo Longhorns..........................55 Callicrate Banders.......................................50 Cattle Baron’s Sale & Futurity..................IFC Cedarview Ranch........................................55 Champion Genetics....................................54 Christa Cattle Co...........................................8 Circle Double C Ranch..............................56 —D— Dalgood Longhorns......................................8 DCCI Equipment.........................................54 Diamond Q Longhorns..............................56 DK Longhorn Ranch...................................55 Double A Longhorns...........................20, 56 Dubose Bar D Ranch....................................8 —E— Eddie Wood Cowtown Classic..........34-35 El Coyote Ranch............................................ 1 Elah Valley Longhorns................................55 End of Trail Ranch................................ 23, 55 —F— First Financial Bank....................................50 Flying Diamond Ranch...............................55 FMB Land & Cattle, LLC...................... 55, 58 FMG CPA.......................................................22 Fort Worth Stock Show.............................30 —H— Helm Cattle Co......................................20,56 Hickman Longhorns...................................56 Horseshoe J longhorns.............................20 Hubbell Longhorns.....................................20 Hudson Longhorns.......................................3 Hughes, Scott..............................................20 Husky Branding Irons.................................54 —J— J.T. Wehring Family Ranch........................56 Jack Mountain Ranch............................ 8, 57

Jane’s Land & Cattle Co..............................8 Johnston Longhorns..................................56 Jordan Insurance Group............................45 —K— Khaos Longhorns........................................20 King, Terry & Tammy............................. 20,55 Kittler Land & Cattle....................................55 —L— Lakewood Cattle.........................................29 Lazy A Ranch................................................56 Leonard Longhorn Farms............................3 Lightning Longhorns..................................56 Little Ace Cattle Co.................................. 8, 9 LL Longhorns.................................................9 Lodge Creek Longhorns............................55 Lone Wolf Ranch.........................................56


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Longhorn Sale Pen...................................... 51 Lucas Ranch.................................................55 — M— Mast, Andy....................................................20 McLeod Ranch...............................................9 Moriah Farms...............................................56 —N — Northbrook Cattle Company....................56 —R— R&R Ranch....................................................56 Red McCombs Ranches...........................BC Rio Vista Ranch..............................................9 River Ranch................................................. IFC Rockin I Longhorns.....................................57 Rocking P Longhorns...................................9 Rocky Mountain Longhorns.....................55 Rolling B Ranch........................................... 51 Rolling D Ranch...........................................55 Running Arrow Longhorns........................54 —S— Safari B Ranch..............................................56 Sand Hills Ranch......................................7, 55 Schumacher Cattle.....................................56 Semkin Longhorns......................................56 Singing Coyote Ranch...............................56 SS Longhorns...............................................56 Stotts Hideaway Ranch..............................56 Struthoff Ranches of Texas.......................57 Sugar Farms.................................................22 Sugar Hill Ranch......................................... 49 —T— 20 Gauge......................................................20 TLBAA Horn Showcase........................17, 18 TLBAA Longhorn Weekend.......................33 Triple R Ranch (TX)........................................9 Triple R Ranch (MI)......................................19 TS Adcock Longhorns................................57

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SAVE THE DATE: Upcoming Texas Longhorn Events OCTOBER 2016 SEPT 30-OCT 2 • ETLA World Qualifying Show, East Texas State Fairgrounds, Tyler, TX. Lana Hightower - glcattleco@aol.com or 903-681-1093. www.etstatefair.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. OCT 7-9 • 2016 State Fair of Texas, Dallas, TX. Trigg & Traci Moore 817-832-8742/ 254-396-5592, traci@triple-t-longhorns.com, trigg@moorehomeandranch.com. Qualifying Haltered, Non-Haltered & Youth. OCT 14 • Heart of Texas Longhorn Show, Heart of Texas Fair, Waco, TX. Vicki Hobbs with HOT Fair or Russell Hooks 409-381-0616, russellh@ longhornroundup.com. Sue Bowdoin 254-486-2581. Qualifying Haltered & Youth. OCT 19 • NRLA NILE Stock Show, Metra Park Fairgrounds, Billings, MT. Toby Johnson imbarlonghorns@hotmail.com 307-674-4691 Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. NQ Trophy Steers. OCT 20-23 • TLBAA Horn Showcase, Lawton, OK. Nichole Keith, 210-296-5445 or nichole@rockinilonghorns.com.

FEB 18-19 • San Angelo Stock Show, Fairgrounds, San Angelo, TX. Entry Deadline Feb. 1st, Dennis Urbantke 325-656-9321 or dennis@thlonghorns.com. Qualifying Halter, Youth and Youth Points Only. FEB 24-25 • Cattle Baron Premier Longhorn Sale & Winchester Futurity, Mid-Tex Sale Barn, Navasota, TX. Rick Friedrich (713) 305-0259 or Steve Azinger (713) 823-5371.

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

OCT 20 • Measuring Begins OCT 21 • Horn Showcase Futurity OCT 21 • Bred and Owned Heifer Sale OCT 22 • TLBAA Horn Showcase Sale

MARCH 24-26 • Oklahoma Spring Shoot Out, Payne County Expo Center, Stillwater, OK. Contact Steve Quary, 405-567-3093 or dglonghorns@yahoo.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free, Youth & Friday Points Youth Only.

OCT 21-23 • Ark-La-Tex Annual Fall Show, George H. Henderson, Jr. Exposition Center, Lufkin, TX. Jessica DuBose, (903) 948-5194, dubosejessica@yahoo.com. www.arklatexlonghorns.com Qualifying Free, Trophy Steers, Haltered, Youth and Friday Points Only. NQ Mini Texas Longhorns Free Females.

MARCH 25 • 39th B & C Show Me Spring Longhorn Sale, Tina, MO, Grand River Livestock Market. Contact Shawn Sayre 660-734-8782, Bill Sayre 660-734-0827 or visit sayreauction.com

NOVEMBER 2016 NOV 4-5 • End Of Trail Reduction Sale, Winfield Livestock Auction, Winfield, KS. Contact Joel Lemley 325-668-3552 or jlem@camalott.com NOV 11-12 • Allen Ranch Reduction Sale, West Sale Barn, West, TX Contact Justin Rombeck 816-536-1083 or justinlonghornman@gmail.com NOV 12 • Louisiana State Fair, Louisiana State Fairgrounds - Livestock Area, Sheveport, LA. Contact Jessica Wade 903-948-5194 dubosejessica@yahoo.com or Peggy Swindle (State Fair) 318-653-1361 livestock@statefairoflouisiana.com Qualifying Free, Haltered, Youth & Free-Trophy Steer. NOV 18-20 • Kaufman Police Association Longhorn Show, Henderson County Fairgrounds, Athens, TX. Entry Deadline is November 4, 2016, Joel Norris 972533-4945 or joel1983@embarqmail.com. Qualifying Free, Halter Youth. NQ Miniatures.

MARCH 25 • Rodeo Austin-Star of Texas, Austin, TX. Entry Deadline is February 1, 2017, Christy Randolph 713-703-8458, Bubba Bollier 325-247-6249 or bollier7572@yahoo.com. Qualifying Free, Halter & Youth MARCH 31 • YMBL South Texas State Fair, Ford Park Fairgrounds, Beaumont, TX. Entry Deadline March 15, 2017. Tina Dubose 979-277-2656 or tinaduboseloe@ gmail.com Qualifying Haltered, Youth & Youth Points Only. NQ Trophy Steer Free. MARCH 31 - APRIL 1 • Hudson-Valentine Sale, Bowling Green, KY. Contact Lorinda Valentine, panthercreekranch@att.net or 270-996-7046.

APRIL 2017 APRIL 8-9 • Blue Ridge Ranch Sale, Llano, TX. Bubba Bollier (325) 247-6249 or bollier7572@yahoo.com APRIL 21-23 • Rockdale Spring Show, Rockdale Fairgrounds, Rockdale, TX. Entry Deadline is April 11, 2017, Sandi Nordhausen-sandi.nordhausen@gmail.com or 512-898-2401. Qualifying Haltered, Youth & Youth Points Only (x2)

DECEMBER 2016 DEC 9-11 • NTLBA 2016 Holiday Extravaganza, Decatur, TX. Scotty O’Bryan (254) 434-1155. Qualifying Haltered & Youth. DEC 9-11 • STLA Winter Fest, Brackenridge Main Event Center, Edna,TX; Entry Deadline is December 2, 2016, Merrilou Russell 361-781-4221, Bubba Bollier 325247-6249 or bollier7572@yahoo.com. Qualifying Halter, Free, Youth and Points Only Friday Night, Futurity. DEC 20-21 • National Western Stock Show, Denver, CO. Entry Deadline is November 18, 2016, Lana Pearson 719-740-0741 or lana14338@gmail.com. Qualifying Free, Halter & Youth.

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

JUNE 2017

JANUARY 2017 JAN 14-17 • 2017 Longhorn Weekend, Will Rogers Coliseum, Fort Worth, TX JAN 13 • General Membership Meeting, Board of Directors Meeting JAN 14 • Eddie Wood Cowtown Classic Sale JAN 16 • Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo; Qualifying Youth JAN 17 • Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo; Qualifying Haltered, NQ Haltered Trophy Steer

FEBRUARY 2017 FEB 9-11 • San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, AT&T Center, 3201 East Houston St., San Antonio, TX. Entry Deadline is December 15, 2016, Derek Thurmond 210860-8202 Bubba Bollier 325-247-6249 or bollier7572@yahoo.com. Qualifying Free & Youth.

JUNE 8-11 • Longhorn Expo TLBAA World Show & National TLBT, Will Rogers Coliseum, Fort Worth, TX. Entry Deadline is May 5, 2017. Qualifying Free, Haltered, Youth. NQ Trophy Steers & Miniatures. JUNE 14-18 • Autobahn Youth Tour presents the Diann Chase Longhorn Scholarship Expo, Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth, TX. Larry Barker (817) 988-6110, lbarker@abahn.com or Laura Standley (817) 390-3132, lstandley@ abahn.com www.autobahnyouthtour.com.

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

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