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TLBAA Regions




Canada, New Zealand, Australia

Chairman of the Board: Keith DuBose • (303) 500-9465

Secretary: Chad Smith • (701) 764-6277

Executive Vice Chairman: Tony Mangold • (830) 237-5024

Treasurer: Mark Hubbell • (269) 838-3083

1st Vice Chairman: Jim Rombeck • (785) 562-6665

Parliamentarian/Director: David Wars • (936) 404-2116

2nd Vice Chairman: Stephen Head • (979) 549-5270

Director: Kevin Rooker • (817) 692-7843



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.rombeck60@gmail.com

At-Large Director

At-Large Director

At-Large Director

Tom Smith

John Parmley

Tom Matott

(616) 293-0977 tom@widespreadranch.com

(281) 541-1201 john@jspservicesinc.com

(303) 500-9465 tom@rockymountainlonghorns.com

Region 1 - Director

Region 7 - Director

Region 13 - Director

Deb Lesyk

David Wars

Chad Smith

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

(936) 404-2116 w5longhorns@yahoo.com

(701) 764-6277 smithlonghorns@hotmail.com

Region 2 - Director

Region 8 - Director

Region 14 - Director

Todd Spaid

Kevin Rooker

Brian Varner

(304) 963-0699 jeremyspaid73@gmail.com

(817) 692-7843 krooker61@gmail.com

(785) 224-1005 longhorncreek@yahoo.com

Region 3 - Director

Region 9 - Director

Region 15 Director

Johnny Hicks

Russell Fairchild

David Edwards

(269) 721-3473 hicksamericanbulldogs@yahoo.com

(254) 485-3434 fairchildranch@yahoo.com

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

Region 4 - Director

Region 10 - Director

Region 16 - Director

Matt Durkin

(512) 923-9015 mattdurkin1073@aol.com

Sandi Nordhausen

(512) 750-1350 sandi.nordhausen@gmail.com

Kenny Richardson

Region 5 - Director

Region 11 - Director

Region 17 - Director

Reid Tolar

Stephen Head

(970) 352-3054 krichardson21@aol.com

Alex Dees

(334) 412-8400 rgtolar@yahoo.com

(979) 549-5270 headshorns@hotmail.com

(805) 300-4617 atdees@aol.com

Region 6 - Director

Region 12 - Director

Region 18 - Director

Dora Thompson

Tony Mangold

Chris Herron

(318) 872-6329 echoofambush@aol.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

(830) 237-5024 tmangold@sbcglobal.net

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 Tom Matott 2016-2019


(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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Markets, Margins & Moving Volume:

Fast-Tracking Longhorn Beef From retail outlets to direct-to-consumer sales, learn more about the business end of marketing Longhorn beef in larger quantities. By Myra Basham

24 Tips on Giving Injections to

OCTOBER 2019 Vol. 31 • No. 7


Best practices for injections as well as for care of syringes. By Heather Smith Thomas

48 New Dams of Distinction Join Roll of Honor

Celebrate the achievements of outstanding Longhorn females and learn how your consistent producers can join the list.


Procedures To Nominate Division B Directors


21st Annual Rocky Mountain Select Sale raises over $13k for Semper Fi Fund By Charlie Searle


2019 Top Hand Invitational Longhorn Sale Results


2019 Bolen Production Sale Results

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Butler Breeder’s Online Futurity Results 22nd Butler Breeder’s Invitational Sale Results


Deep In The Heart Of Texas Longhorn Sale Results


Call For TLBAA Logo Submissions The Board is accepting submissions for an updated logo for our association. Find guidelines and criteria here.


2019 TLBT Leadership Camp A fun weekend with valuable learning


2nd Annual Rodger Damrow Colorful Calf Contest Time to


F1 Program Highlights Learn more about the newest TLBAA program.


6 Editor’s Note

10 Chairman’s Letter

40 TLBT News

44 Affiliate News

46 News On The Trail

55 Index/Just For Grins


opportunities for the youth leaders of the TLBT.


take those photos and get your colorful offspring featured in March 2020 Trails Magazine.

About the Cover: A beautiful illustration of the old adage, “The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence”.

Photo courtesy

of David Pace. The Texas Longhorn Trails (ISSN-10988432, USPS 016469) is published monthly by the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America, 221 W. Exchange, Ste. 210, Fort Worth, TX 76164. Periodical Postage Paid at Fort Worth, TX. Subscription rates: $105 per year; foreign per year $180. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Texas Longhorn Trails, 221 W. Exchange, Ste. 210, Fort Worth, TX 76164. Phone (817)  625-6241. Fax (817) 625-1388. Advertisers and advertising agencies assume liability for all content of advertisements printed and also assume responsibility for any claims arising from such advertisements made against the publisher. Publisher reserves exclusive rights to accept or reject advertising or editorial material submitted for publication in the Texas Longhorn Trails magazine. Articles and photos from this publication may be reprinted only with permission of the publisher.

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EDITOR’S NOTES Don’t Skip the Beef Feature! This month’s feature is a treasure trove of information for anyone who raises Longhorns, even if you have no interest in large scale marketing of beef. If you want to operate as a business and not just a hobby, the basic principles of how to profit are here and can be applied to any operation. For those who sell Longhorn beef, whether to the community or to restaurants and/or retail outlets, there’s first-hand information here from two different programs. The key to everything Longhorn is to see what has worked for others and adapt it to fit your program and your customer base. Turn to pg. 14 to learn more. The September Directory issue brought to light that there is much confusion over when memberships expire. The membership year ends for everyone on June 30th every year in accordance to the TLBAA fiscal year. There is a generous grace period until September 1st before a late fee is charged. Even though we make every effort to reach people with multiple renewal notices via regular mail, notices in Trails Magazine for months prior and e-blasts and social media posts, there are still those who may have been left out due to not renewing by the end of July. We apologize to those who missed the cut off and we are looking at ways in the future to do things differently, either by choosing a different month in 2021 or by offering the directory via digital means in a printable form. Another communication note... if you have a concern or question that you would like addressed, the quickest way to get a response is via phone call or email. Facebook posts or messages are not constantly monitored and while I make every effort to respond, posts in groups especially could get missed. I am always more than willing to field any complaint, criticism or concern via email or phone. I also encourage input regarding any aspect of Trails Magazine or it’s content.

DEADLINE: December 2019 Issue:

October 25th ______________ Feature: Horn Showcase


Myra Basham Myra Basham Editor-in-Chief

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

Editor-in-Chief: Myra Basham Ext. 104 • myra@tlbaa.org trailseditor@tlbaa.org Advertising: Karen Price • (254) 223-4470 karen@tlbaa.org Graphic Design & Production: Trace Neal • Ext. 103 trace@tlbaa.org

Registrations/Office Manager Rick Fritsche • Ext. 101 rick@tlbaa.org Membership/Registrations Dana Coomer • Ext. 102 dana@tlbaa.org Administrative Assistant/DNA Specialist Amelia Gritta • Ext. 100 amelia@tlbaa.org Special Events Pam Robison • Ext. 106 pam@tlbaa.org Accounting Theresa Jorgenson • Ext. 105 theresa@tlbaa.org Administrative Assistant/Receptionist Lisa Roberts • Ext. 100 lisa@tlbaa.org

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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

Bennett Longhorn Cattle Co. Michael Bennett 2159 Country Club RD • Lucas, TX 75002 (214) 383-7400 bennett@lucasfence.com

BPT Longhorns Ben & Phyllis Termin Weatherford, TX 817-374-2635 luvmylonghorns@gmail.com

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

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

Hicks Texas Longhorns Johnny & Missy Hicks 1518 E. Britol Rd. • Dowling, MI 49050 (269) 721-3473 hicksamericanbulldogs@yahoo.com www.michiganmafialonghorns.com/Hicks

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

Butler Longhorn Museum (281) 332-1393 info@butlerlonghornmuseum.com www.butlerlonghornmuseum.com

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

This space is available for your ranch listing! Call Karen Price: (254) 223-4470 or Karen@tlbaa.org

Butler Breeder’s Futurity James K. Turner (936) 689-1914 the5tcorp@yahoo.com www.butlerbreedersfuturity.com

Association News

Chairman’s Message Longhorn Family, The long awaited issue, the Membership Directory Issue of the Trails, is out now and should be in everyone’s hands. I suggest that you keep a copy of this issue in your vehicle while driving. Anytime I spot some Longhorns somewhere, I look them up in that area, meet some new friends and look at their cattle. The Horn Showcase is in the books and was a great time for all. There will be postings and pictures of the event coming soon. It is the largest and only measuring event in the country and a great way see some of the longest horned cattle in the world. You will be receiving information and by-law change language on the Board reduction. It was discussed at the General Membership Meeting at the World Expo in June and if you have any questions, please contact any of the committee members and let them hear from you. This will come up for vote in January 2020. You will be receiving ballots soon for the DNA proposal. The ballots will be mailed out in the near future. Please make it a priority to read and discuss this. There will be options to vote on, so please do that and send the ballots back in. We have, and will be, publishing information on DNA to help you, the membership, understand DNA better to be able to make decisions you’ll be most comfortable with. The TLBAA 30 day special for registering ANY animal, any age, for July for $15.00 was a great success with over 2,700 registrations. We’ve had a lot of calls from members who didn’t get some in and wanting to know if and when we were going to do it again. Well, you’re in luck, the TLBAA is running a end of the year, “Holiday special” again to allow everyone who missed it a chance to register the stragglers for the months of November and December, same rules. The TLBAA is now accepting consignments until the October 18th deadline for the Eddie Woods Cowtown Classic in January. Look around your pasture for your best heifer or cow and bring her to town. There will be a limited number of lots accepted, so look hard and send your best. If you have any questions, contact Pam at the TLBAA office or the Sale Chairs, Russell Fairchild 254-485-3434 or Keith Du Bose 979-277-2161. Now that show season has kicked off and is underway, let’s look at supporting these shows. They are a fun time of fellowship, as well as mentoring these great kids and helping them promote our cattle. Let’s remember that when we are there watching and participating in the show, that we ourselves as adults are being watched. Our actions will reflect on us and what kind of example we set for these kids. If something arises, go to the show chairs, the sponsors of the FFA groups or show teams, or the parents and discuss. Remember, these children are like sponges and they soak up what they hear or see. We don’t need any “little league dads or pageant moms” becoming too passionate in front of our kids. To my Longhorn Family, Thank You,

Keith DuBose, Chairman of the Board Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America

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22nd Annual

Butler Breeder’s Invitational Sale

Extends A Special Thanks to our Consignors & Buyers

2019 Volume Buyer & Buyer of High Selling Lot Sale Host, Michael McLeod; Volume Buyer & Buyer of High Selling Lot - John Thate and his dad, Bill Thate; Sellers of High Selling Lot LAER Camille Beauty 910 – Judi & Paul Sellers in partnership with Kaso Kety, Sale Host



5T Longhorns Beadle Land & Cattle BPT Longhorns Broken Arrow Ranch C4 Longhorns Christa Cattle Co. Dalgood Longhorns IM Rockin I, LLC Jack Mountain Ranch Kety/McLeod/Doyle Partnership Kety/Sellers Partnership Lazy B Ranch Little Ace Cattle Co. Longhorn Cattle Co. McCarroll Ranch Co. LLC McLeod Ranch Rio Vista Ranch Sidewinder Cattle Co. Thate Cattle Co. Triple R Ranch WestFarms/Sidewinder Cattle Co. Partnership

Ray Beadle - Los Gatos, CA • Ben & Phyllis Termin - Weatherford, TX Lloyd “Speedy” LaFond - Cherokee, TX • Bill, Molly & Derek Crozier - Woodville, TX Louis & Jason Christa - Stockdale, TX • Malcolm & Connie Goodman - Houston, TX Kety/McLeod/Doyle Partnership - Folsom, LA • Kety/Sellers Partnership - Folsom, LA Kasar & Lisa Kety - Folsom, LA • Elmer & Susan Rosenberger - Austin, TX John & Jane Thate - Fairmont, MN • Robert & Kim Richey - San Angelo, TX Michael & Jackie McLeod - Edna, TX • Dennise Peacock - Shirley, IN Paul & Judi Sellers - Bokeelia, FL • Mark Christenson - Cleveland, TX David & Sharon Roberts - Comanche, TX • Michael Powell - Edna, TX James & Helen Cloakey - Cleveland, TX • Jeff & Kristi Ging - Yoakum, TX Jodie Ging - Yoakum, TX • John Miller - Ft. Worth, TX Stanley Tidwell - Midlothian, TX • Phil & Brenda Tudyk - Humble, TX Kip Dove - Three Rivers, TX • Sadie Dove - Three Rivers, TX Brad Wachsmuth - Gilmer, TX • Scott & Denita Young - Emory, TX Gary Donovan - Culver, OR • Bradley Jalas - Granville, IA Michael Bennett - Allen, TX • John & Christy Randolph - Smithville, TX William Bineham - San Antonio, TX • Matt & Dale Westmoreland - Franklinton, LA Kyla Lovejoy - Hondo, NM • Danny & Merrilou Russell - Edna, TX Edmund Baker - Rockville, MD


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Procedures To Nominate Division B Directors Please Note: To be placed on the voting ballot, an active TLBAA member in good standing must receive 5 nominations from active TLBAA members in good standing. If you are interested in becoming a director, please make sure your membership is active and your account is current. TLBAA will be seeking nominations soon for all Division B directors, two At-Large positions and directors to represent Regions 1-6. Nomination forms will be mailed 90 days prior to the TLBAA Annual Membership Meeting in Fort Worth, TX, January 17, 2020. 1. Nomination Ballots will be mailed out to Division B Members October 17, 2019. 2. Nomination Ballots must be returned to the CPA postmarked no later than November 18, 2019. 3. In order for an individual to be placed on the final ballot, they must receive at least 5 nominations from Active or Lifetime members of the TLBAA. 4. The final ballots will be mailed out December 3, 2019. 5. Final ballots must be returned to the CPA postmarked no later than December 27, 2019. 6. Newly elected Directors will be announced January 17, 2020 at the General Membership Meeting during Longhorn Weekend in Fort Worth, TX. 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.

Division B Highlighted in Yellow 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/

WOULD YOU LIKE TO LET PEOPLE KNOW THAT YOU’D LIKE TO BE NOMINATED FOR YOUR REGION OR AN AT-LARGE POSITION? While Facebook is great, there are still many who do not use it. If you don’t want to deal with labels and mailing things out, consider an ad in Trails Magazine. Nominations ads would have to be in no later than September 5th for October issue and elections ads by October 3rd for November issue.

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Longhorn Beef

Markets, Margins & Moving Volume

Fast-Tracking Longhorn Beef Can a demand for a larger volume of Longhorn beef be created and supplied? The answer from Wes & Suzanne Smith of Southern Longhorns is a resounding yes. They currently keep 13 restaurants plus individual customers continuously supplied with Longhorn beef, and they reached this point in one year.

Wes & Suzanne Smith

The Beginning

As Wes talked to successful breeders to learn more about how to develop the high-end herd he desired, he realized they did not have the means to go out and buy the type of Longhorns he wanted to develop a program around. In a phone call to Darol Dickinson he received a piece of advice that resonated with him, “You’ve got to let the bottom 10% of your herd feed the top 90% of your herd.” Setting out to sell beef to fund his breeding program, Wes quickly realized that if he could make “x” amount of dollars on five head, he could have the same profit margin on 20 head. That blew up and he is on track to process from 118 to 122 head this fiscal year. The advice commonly heard regarding starting a 14 | October 2019

beef market is to start slowly. Well, Wes has a way of doing everything full throttle. “To get started, I literally bought a trailer load of steers – someone else’s culls. I went home with 24 and I knew that the longer those steers stayed in the pasture the less profit I would make. I had to create a market for them as fast as possible. At that time the only way I knew to minimize cost was to move them quickly.”


By Myra Basham


Creating A Market

The “trick” to marketing Longhorn beef is really what successful businesses of all types focus on… knowing what your customers want and supplying it. Longhorn beef can fulfill the needs of customers in various ways. “The first restaurant we sold to in downtown Houston was basically for the nutrition and safety aspect of the product,” explains Wes. “The restaurant had a lot of parents wanting to know what was in the children’s hamburger. The adults never questioned the content of their own beef, only what their children were eating. The restaurant wanted to be able to tell the parents that it was healthy beef with no added hormones, as well as other nutritional benefits.” Wes provided that product. “It started slowly,” Wes continues, “but I guess the parents were trying the kids’ burgers. The restaurant told them the burgers were Texas Longhorn beef, explaining the health benefits and even giving them the pamphlets the TLBAA beef committee put together. Within two or three weeks the adults wanted an adult version of the burger because of the taste of it. That’s what got us into the door of the first restaurant – the health aspects.” Other reasons restaurants may choose to offer his Longhorn beef include the novelty of it, the fact that it is a local product, or that it is raised naturally. Finding out what the restaurant (or butcher shop, or local retail outlet) is willing to market is key to opening the conversation about being a supplier for them. While some don’t like the word gimmick, that is what some customers are looking for. They want to offer something that their competitor doesn’t have. “I don’t know if the fad of it will pass like the bison did, but for now it is gaining traction and really taking off in some restaurants,” states Wes. The positive side of a fad getting the product on the menu, is it gets people to try it and it often takes off. The fact that Wes can show that his beef is Registered Texas Longhorn Beef assure restaurants that they’re serving the real deal. “Two other restaurants were serving typical Angus burgers and also wanted to offer a Texas Longhorn burger. They’re selling the Texas Longhorn burger 8 out of 10 times. I don’t know if it’s just Texans wanting it because it’s Texas or people just want something different, but (in these cases) they don’t necessarily care about the health benefits of it. The restaurants just want to offer something their competitor next door doesn’t have and it seems to work out really well.” For a “mom and pop” feed store the draw is simply good beef that is a local product. Wes just landed a deal

Clarence Dekens A bit newer to the beef scene and far from Texas where the Longhorn is more common, Harm-N-E Longhorns has steadily been building a beef market since this past spring in Canada. While their approach is similar to many we’ve discussed in the past, it bears noting that no one way works for every area or goal, but their methods have allowed them to steadily process and move Longhorn beef. The ranch was started in 2015 by Clarence and Ingrid Dekens, in Clinton, Onatario. The small starter herd fulfilled a lifelong dream of Clarence’s inspired by the Westerns he watched as a child. Raising breeding stock was the initial and continuous goal of the operation. During the past year, their daughter, Michelle Hol, started spending more time with her parents and the Longhorns. They all came to realize the Longhorns were also a source of nutritious (and delicious) beef and they felt like there was a market for it. After the Dekens agreed to let Hol start selling beef locally, they considered their options and decided to start out by attending the Goderich Farmers Market. There was an appetite for Longhorn beef and they have been blessed with customers continually returning for more. Hol says typical comments from customers include “This tastes like real beef” and “those are the best steaks I’ve had.” “Since May,” says Hol, “we have processed 4 animals and two more just went to the butcher this week. Over the summer we were trying to send one animal to the butcher ever 3-4 weeks, with the goal of not having too much inventory left by the time the next one comes. As we’re still starting, it has varied how much we have in stock. I sell out of certain cuts faster than others. Over the summer I have sold out of tenderloin very quickly (have a list of customers wanting tenderloin from my next animal) and have sold out of our 100% beef burgers twice. If we’re out of an item I try to direct customers to another cut and let them know when we should have that cut back in stock.” She continues, “One thing that has really helped draw people in is having samples at the farmer’s market so that people can taste the beef and realize that


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Longhorn Beef it is tender and tastes much better than other beef. Often we cook a roast the day before the market and cut it up for people to try. We also have done summer sausage and pepperette samples. We have learned that over the summer it is better to have less roasts on hand and as much BBQ steaks and burgers as possible. Given what has been popular sales we have changed our order with the butcher every time. It’s good to have a butcher who is willing to work with you and be flexible.“

with the owners after they saw the quality of his Longhorn steaks. They are now adding commercial glass front freezers in part of their retail space to carry the beef for sale. They don’t really care that it’s Longhorn, but they want to offer quality locally grown beef. How does he find out what a potential market may be? “I have found that if I know what my consumer is looking for, to accomplish, before I ever talk to them I seem to get more yes’s than I get no’s. I do a little bit of research about the restaurant, a little bit of research about the people, go in, eat their food, look at their menu, look at their prices - I feel it out. I see what is going to get me a yes today.”

Pricing The Product

Michelle Hol and son

While the farmer’s market has been their best way to draw in new customers, the have already taken steps to face the challenge of winter months when the farmer’s market is closed. ”I’m trying to encourage our customers to continue using us by offering local delivery and having an on-farm store.” said Hol. They feature their beef online as well, where you can order product via email or phone, then have it delivered or pick it up at the store. While the beef is considered supplemental income for their breeding stock program, they still track the cost and income of each animal carefully in order to know what works and what doesn’t. Some of the costs they consider are cost of animal (even though we raise them, we take into consideration a certain cost of the animal so we can include that in our pricing), cost of any inputs for animal (feed, straw, rent for barns for winter), cost of butchering, cost of further processing (i.e. making summer sausage, pepperettes etc.), cost of attending farmer markets, cost of marketing, cost of equipment (freezers, tent for markets). If they grow as they hope, they may have an additional cost of buying animals to meet demand. There have already been periods of waiting between butchering and waiting for animals to be ready. Income is a bit easier to track as it is basically the meat that they sell. ”By tracking costs and income and also what cuts are popular we can adjust our orders from the butcher and know how best to price cuts.” Hol has begun approaching local restaurants in addition to broadening their reach for new individual clients. The tricky thing with some of the restaurants is they want fresh, not frozen product so having a good butcher to work with is important. In their area not every butcher will work with Longhorns. Hol reminds those starting out, “Every situation is going to be different, so it’s good to test the market before having too much stock.”

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There are two critical things to know before you set a price on a product. For a retail outlet such as a restaurant, you have to know what they can pay and still make money themselves. If it is to the public end-user, you have to price it at a point that your target customers can and will pay so they will return to buy more. Wes fears many people trying to sell to restaurants have no idea how cheaply restaurants are getting their beef or how important keeping their food costs under 30% is. “I don’t think people realize that restaurants are paying $3.38 per pound. I don’t care how healthy your beef is. I don’t care how good it tastes. I don’t care how ethically its produced. If the restaurant has to pay more than a 30% food cost for your product then they can’t stay in business. Will they pay 50 cents more for your ethically raised food product? If they can stay under 30% they’ll do it. If they can’t, they’re going to look at you and say ‘What does it matter if I’m ethical if I can’t open the doors?’.” How did he find out that cost? Wes continues, “This is the first thing I set out to learn… I was smart enough to know what I didn’t know and there was a lot of things I didn’t know. I sat down with a couple of restaurants and they were very open with me. I asked where they bought their beef and what it cost them. I sat down with one in downtown Houston and they pulled out their invoices from the supplier. They were paying $3.38/lb for ground beef. I knew I had to get under that and the problem was, that was less than my cost was. I knew that my beef was worth more. I knew they were having to purchase 1/2 lb patties to be able to sell a 1/3 lb burger because of shrinkage when they cooked it. So, we made some of our patties in their restaurant. We made some of ours and some of theirs at a half pound and we cooked them. They were getting two 1/3 lb patties out of a pound of beef. We were getting three, because we don’t have all that loss. So that builds in a whole extra burger for them out of a pound of beef. So that was a way to show the value of ours even at little bit more of a purchase price. It kept them under their 30% and beat their food service beef cost. Then they took the unseasoned cooked patties around the restaurant and let people try them without telling them which was which and 39 out of 40 picked ours.” In addition to getting more end product out of a



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Longhorn Beef pound of beef, if restaurants are willing to market it for whatever specialty reason – nutrition, novelty or locally raised, then they can increase the value on the menu. For instance, one restaurant features an Angus burger for $5 and the Longhorn Burger for $7. That helps make it more viable for the restaurant as well and helps them remain below their 30% food cost threshold. The key to being able to price competitively is to keep your production costs down. More on that in a bit. Wes applies the same principle when selling to individuals. Know your market, know what people can and will pay and price it to move while still making a profit. Where Wes lives the household income rate is low. “To sell my beef up here in Stamford, TX, all I have to do is get under Walmart’s price. The people who buy meat from me up here do not care where the meat came from. They’ve got a family to feed and budget to do it on.” If you want to move volume or just keep enough repeat customers to provide consistent income you have to arrive at a price point that gives the buyer a reason to return and seller to make enough to continue offering the product. Real estate is an example that Wes likes to use when explaining how pricing has to work, “When you look at real estate, the buyers set the market. The sellers set expectations. If the buyer isn’t paying, I don’t care what the selling price is. It’s not going to sell. And you have to buy and sell for it to be called a market. If you’re a seller with no buyers, it’s not a market. If you have a house worth $100,000 and you put a sign in front of it for $250,000 you’re not selling a house. You may be marketing a house. You may be offering a house for sale. But you are not going to sell a house.” Wes realizes that his pricing tactics are not always looked upon favorably by others selling Longhorn beef, but he doesn’t apologize for it. “It doesn’t cost me any more to raise a New York Strip than it does a pound of ground beef. You know, I haven’t been doing this forever and I don’t know if the quality of the Longhorn steaks is better than it used to be, but I know now we have some pretty good steaks and instead of going out there and trying to make a living by selling ground beef, I sell my steaks below commercial market value. It allows me to still make money and move product while increasing profit margin.” “I have a price point I have to be at and that price point is an average. So even if I only make 50 cents a pound on ground beef, I still don’t have to sell my ribeye for $15/lb. I can sell them for $10/lb, make 200% profit per pound and still be under Walmart prices. Just because it is a ribeye doesn’t mean I have to sell it for an astronomical price. I’d rather have a customer continue 18 | October 2019

to come back and buy from me and make a little less profit than try to make a ton of money on the one sale and then that person doesn’t come back, because I have a pasture full of animals I have to move. If I don’t move them I have to feed them. And the longer I feed them to hold them, my profit margin shrinks because I have more money invested in that animal.” For those who feel they have to grind the whole animal to have a premium product, Wes’s experience showed him otherwise. After slaughtering one for personal use and deciding to have prime cuts done for the first time, his family tested the ground beef minus the prime cuts and found it tasted just as good as the ground beef with all the prime cuts in it. From that point on he decided to pull prime cuts to help maintain that profit margin he desired.

Production Costs and Profit Margins

A profit margin is determined by first finding gross profit and dividing it by the revenue. To make the margin a percentage you multiply that result by 100. The key to pricing product that sells while maintaining the profit margin you desire is to control your production costs, and Wes is always looking for ways to keep those costs down, from maintenance to trying to utilize the whole animal. The most economical way for Wes to source his beef animals is to raise them himself. However, at the volume he currently sells beef in relation to his stocking rate, he currently has to buy animals to keep his customers supplied with beef. His desire is to be able to buy someone’s culls and give them more than they would get at the sale barn. For example, he says, “When a calf is born in your pasture, let’s say it is almost solid white, has almost no horn and its nose is crooked. It will never be a show animal, it will never have any color, it will never have over 50” of horn, so as a registered Texas Longhorn breeder this calf is useless. When this bull calf is born and you vaccinate, steer it and you get it to five months of age and he is ready to be weaned. At this point you have $200 in it. That is your cost. At about a year old the profit margin closes meaning what you can get for the live animal and what you have in it meet. Every year that goes by those lines get further apart, meaning you have more in the animal than the animal is worth. That’s why successful ranchers get rid of a lot at weaning age. Those guys know their numbers. They know what it costs to raise those animals. If you go to a big ranch, you’ll see a weaning pen, a heifer pen and a bull pen. You don’t see them all running together. When you have to put hay in those pens and see the cost of feeding those bull calves


and steers, that’s money you don’t have to be spending if you would get rid of those animals. Those ranchers see I’m dumping $200 worth of hay into hose pasture every month. Am I going to get that money back at some point? I don’t think people see it when they’re feeding the whole herd together. You either sell it as a weanling and take your money or sell it as beef at 18 months old to make a profit. I can walk out into my pasture and I’ve got a book that I carry around in my gator and I can pull up ear tag numbers and can tell you just about down to a $5 bill what I have in them. Don’t get me wrong, what I have in them does not set the price I sell it for.” Wes makes purchases of live animals for beef in several ways. He has agreements with two large breeders to buy their bull calves at weaning at a set price. One breeder sells him everything for $250 each and another $350. “The reason one is cheaper” Wes says, “is I have to take them all. The higher price I get to pick and choose. I usually buy between 10 – 25 at a time. That’s the way to keep your profit margin. And if you are going to have big restaurant contracts that have to have continuous supply, you’ve got to be able to have it on hand. I’m holding 45 head right now for my beef contracts, but I’m still out buying.” Sometimes the demand for slaughter ready animals arises. Wes has a list of breeders he can contact to see if they have what he needs and they’ve agreed on a $1/lb live weight. He’ll weigh the truck and trailer without the animal(s), then again with them to determine the final price. That’s better than the .47/lb that the local sale barn offers for Longhorns. Another aspect of maintaining beef supply on hand is the time it takes a Longhorn to reach the honey spot for maximum profitability when producing beef. “If I buy a bull calf at weaning, I have to hold that steer for close to 18 months before I get my max value out of him. If I process him before two years old, before his 1,100 lb weight, I’m literally leaving meat on the bone. I’ve noticed after two years old that growth rate starts slowing down and it’s not worth me keeping him on pasture any longer because my profit margins start to close up on me. I’m putting a little more money into it daily than I’m getting out of it in body weight.” He realizes there are those who feed out Longhorns on bagged feed to add gain, but in his experience the numbers don’t work for him. A local feed store owner also found nothing extrapolated growth in Longhorn steers as well as a round bale of quality hay and fresh water. “I can get a growth rate off feed” states Wes, “but when I put a dollar amount to that feed as

opposed to what the scale shows me that steer is gaining, I’m not gaining any profit. If I was profiting from it, I’d be doing it.” How do you keep 180 head of cattle on 300 acres in Texas? It helps when over half of those are 18 month olds. “You can put a whole lot more kids in a daycare than adults” laughs Wes. ”It’s trying sometimes to have all the youth out there running around. They get into a lot. I don’t know of any other ranches out there that keep as many teenagers as we do. If there is a weak spot in the fence, they’ll get out. They love to play with the fences. They love to climb in the hay bales, they love to get down and get stuck in the creek. It’s like dealing with a bunch of kids. But I can keep that many on that acreage because of their age.” “To keep that many you have to be super resourceful on your feeding program. A lot of people have one good supply source on a feeding program. I wear everything out I can find. When I see a farmer chopping silage I stop and try to buy some. I see a new brewery open I stop and try to buy their spent grain. I do everything I can to try and feed them on as small of a budget as I can create. That’s the only thing that allows me to be at the price point I need to sell my beef because I’ve gotta move it.” “Everything is grass-fed only for a minimum of 4 months prior to slaughter. Nobody ever gets anything out of a bag. I just can’t afford to do it. The only animals that ever get anything out of a bag are show prospects being haltered broke. We give them feed until we see if they are going to make it as show prospects.” Another initial investment that saves money in the long run is the facilities to handle all of their own AI on site themselves. “Another great piece of advice I was given - If I wanted to develop the type of herd I wanted to develop the easiest and most economical way to do it


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Longhorn Beef was to go out and buy a bunch of $1500 70” cows and AI them to the best bulls I could find. I’ve got my first round of calves off that process and, because I’ve used the best bulls out there, I’m watching these cows out-produce themselves. When those calves are ready to breed I’ll do it again, then I’ll do it again and in 2-3 years I’ll be where I want to be. We AI’d a whole round with heifer sexed semen to Cut N Dried (23 of them) so every year were taking a big jump in that process. My beef is not only paying all my bills, it is helping me develop that top-end herd. We don’t have a ton in that herd. We have about 50 now. And, because the beef has been successful, one of the considerations when choosing a sire to AI with is that sire has to weigh over a ton. Because if I have bull calves they make great beef steers. I’ve already found a couple of sires out there that I try to buy all their bull calves for beef steers because their bull calves are just enormous. “Big bulls make big bull calves and big horned daughters. There are like 4 bulls out there that fit the criteria to advance the herd that we’ve started that the by product also makes great beef. It’s hard to find a bull that throws big bodies that also come with big horn and a lot of color. Usually you get two out of three. We’re very selective about the bulls we use.” Learning to AI their own cattle and setting up the facility to do it was an investment that the Smiths found worth it due to the volume they’re breeding. “It’s very

expensive to get set up to do the whole (AI) process yourself’” said Wes. “It’s economically feasible to run an AI program through a genetics company if you’re doing 3 or 4, but if you’re AI’ing 30 Longhorns you can’t afford to pay someone else to do it. We had to build the facility at our place, we had to go to school for it, we had to learn all the drugs… you just got to get out there and do all the work.” Another way to cut costs comes through by-products. Wes’s processor, Hamilton’s Meats in Weatherford, TX, introduced him to someone who does hides as well as a taxidermist who will do the skull mounts. When it’s all said and done, Wes splits the hide money with the processor, who then applies Wes’s part towards processing costs. The skulls are processed for $90 each since there are so many. Wes then sells the more desirable ones and the mediocre ones are used to give away as promotions. He emphasizes again that you have to explore every avenue to keep costs down. “My biggest savings is if I drive the beef to Hamilton’s and then to Houston myself. I save about a $1/lb average overall, and if it is born on my ranch I save about $1/ lb. The rest of it is nickel and dime. My hauler charges $1,000 to pick up and deliver to the processor and then 10 days later pick up and deliver to Houston. So in order to make that profitable I need the hauler to take 5 at a time. One at a time I lose all my profit. Two at a time I make a little bit. Three it starts getting good so at five it doesn’t hurt me that much to get them hauled. If it is less than 15 cases I drive it myself. Seven of the restaurants I supply are in Houston.”


How does one store and move beef in that quantity and supply restaurants quickly when they need it? The trip from the ranch to the processor, then later to Houston, is more than a 400-mile trip oneway. The only reason this works is the existence of USDA cold storage facilities. Through a Google search and by making phone calls to the facilities, Wes found one that didn’t have a minimum on the number of pallets stored. “I had to call and ask questions about the storage. I didn’t even know there were minimums until I started asking that question on the phone. Wes explains further, “I use a USDA storage facility in Houston. I do that because when they order they want it the next day and I had to be able to provide that. I spend $30 per month to store two pallets ($15 each). Each pallet can hold up to up to 2000 lbs, but the amount

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on pallet doesn’t matter.” He admits he was lucky to find a storage facility with no minimum so quickly. The storage facility also charges a dock fee when the meat is delivered that covers unloading and getting the product to Wes’s pallets in their locker. They take care of all the USDA paperwork so there are no worries with it being in order when it’s time to deliver it. “I keep about 3,500 lbs down there because I never know what the restaurants will want tomorrow and I know if I miss a shipment I’ll lose the business,” adds Wes. Another key to be able to meet needs quickly and keep product on hand is having relationships established with breeders that allow you to pick up the phone and call to locate the animals you need. The reverse is also true. Wes often allows others who sell beef to buy from him at a discount so they can fulfill their customers’ orders if they don’t have enough on hand. He also has a number of TLBT youth who don’t have the animals to process themselves, but they sell the beef they buy from him at a markup and keep the profits to feed their show animals. As with all things Longhorns, relationships within the industry are both easy to form and invaluable to success. Wes even helps others find animals the age and size they need by referring him to other breeders that may have what they need. “I don’t make any money off those

types of deals but you never know when something more valuable than money will come from those interactions.” “I have a lot of people call me and come out and talk numbers and get started in it,” says Wes. “I think the more people who are in it and successful the better. People were generous with their time with me when I first got started. Neil Glasgow at Sand Creek Ranch has been there for us from day one and has worked so hard to help us with our breeding program. John and Christy Randolph of Lonesome Pines Ranch spent a ton of time visiting with me. I’ve spent a lot of time on the phone with Darol Dickinson of Dickinson Cattle Company. Dora Thompson in Louisiana shared a lot with me. There are many others as well. I owe a lot to the people who spent time talking to me and I want to do the same for others.” Have you heard about the Registered Texas Longhorn Beef Producer Program? Visit www.tlbaa.org/registeredtexas-longhorn-beef/ for more information.


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tion; the product may be wasted or the animal may be at risk if not properly injected. Use a clean needle and syringe of appropriate size for the injection. If using a single dose syringe, select a small one for a small injection and a larger one for a large dose. It’s easier to measure accurate dosage for a small shot with a small syringe. For a large dose you need a larger syringe to accommodate the larger volume.


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All injectable products — vaccines, antibiotics, medications to reduce pain and inflammation, injectable vitamins or minerals, etc. – should be administered properly, to minimize tissue residues, injection site lesions and reduce risks for reactions. Shannon Williams, Lemhi County Extension Educator (Salmon, Idaho) says most cattlemen are getting better at doing this correctly and the number of abscesses from improper injections had declined. “It’s important to read product labels. Vaccine companies often update their labels,” she explains. Dosage or injection sites may change. A product that was given intramuscular (IM) in the past, or with an option for IM or subcutaneous injection, may now be labeled for subcutaneous use only. Make sure that whoever is giving the vaccinations knows how, and where to give them. You don’t want cattle inadequately or inappropriately vaccinated. You don’t want any animal to suffer from an abscess or have swelling on the neck that’s so sore she can’t move that shoulder forward to walk. We need to use vaccines and antibiotics properly because of our commitment to provide a safe food product if the animal will eventually end up as beef. “You need a good working relationship with your vet and get advice on vaccination issues or injection techniques. Your vet is up-to-date on the latest vaccines and antibiotics, and you might want to change to a product that has fewer reactions or produces less irritation at the injection site,” she says. Most vaccines and antibiotics are given intramuscularly (IM) or subcutaneously (SubQ). Some medications are given intravenously (IV). The animal must be adequately restrained before you administer any type of injection. Otherwise it’s difficult to give the injec24 | October 2019

For vaccines, IM and Sub Q injections should be given in the triangular mass of muscle on the side of the neck. The acceptable area starts about 3 fingers’ width behind the ear, extending down to a few inches in front of the shoulder, staying away from the top of the neck (which contains a thick ligament) and the bottom where windpipe, esophagus and jugular vein are located. An alternative choice for SubQ injections, especially on small calves, is the area of loose skin behind the shoulder blade. For antibiotics, the neck is a preferred location (whether the product is given IM or SubQ). If a large IM dose must be given and there’s not enough area on both sides of the neck to absorb all the injections (since the product must be split into multiple sites no closer than 4 inches apart if the total dose is more than 10 cc, to have adequate tissue to absorb the medication), an alternative site is the back of the thigh. If more than one product is being given at the same time, the sites should always be at least 4 inches apart. Most shots should be put into the neck, to avoid injecting into parts of the body that will eventually become important cuts of meat. Any scarred or damaged tissue can be trimmed from the neck at slaughter. Scar tissue (gristle) in the neck is not as critical, since neck muscle is usually made into hamburger. Today there are also some long-acting antibiotic products that can be injected under the skin on the back of the ear (avoid major veins). The rump is unacceptable for injections, even though these thick muscles are better for absorbing a large injection. Many types of injections can create scars or an abscess, which would damage the best cuts of meat if put into the rump.

Preferred Injection Site


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INTRAMUSCULAR INJECTIONS IM injections must go deep into the muscle. For an adult cow you need a needle at least 1.5 inches long and 2 inches is better—especially for a large dose. Use a 16 gauge needle – large enough diameter to go through thick skin without bending or breaking. Don’t use anything larger than 16 or there’s more chance for tissue damage and for the product leaking back out. For a calf use a smaller needle; 18 gauge and 1 to 1.5 inches long. Diameter is determined by gauge size; the smaller the number the larger the needle. To reduce chances of leakage after the injection, keep the needle inserted for 2 seconds after the injection, before removing it from the muscle. Another way to prevent leakage is to pull the skin taut across the injection site with one hand while you inject with the other, then release the skin after you remove the needle. The skin then moves over the hole and closes it. When using a trigger-type syringe for IM shots, thrust the needle into muscle and pull the trigger. When using a smaller or disposable syringe, detach the needle and press your hand firmly against the skin to desensitize the site, then thrust the needle in quickly and forcefully. A new, sharp needle goes in easier and causes less pain and damage than a dull one. If the animal jumps, wait until she settles down before attaching the syringe to the inserted needle and giving the injection. If the needle starts to ooze blood, meaning you’ve hit a vein, take it out and try a different spot. Never inject an intramuscular product into a blood vessel.

goes under the skin and not into muscle. For a small calf, it may be easiest to give a SubQ injection under the loose skin of the shoulder, and if there’s a local reaction it won’t make his neck sore (and hinder his desire to nurse). Giving injections SubQ rather than IM allows you to use a shorter needle (¾ inch if using a trigger type syringe, or up to 1 inch if using both hands to tent the skin and slip the needle underneath) so it’s less likely to bend or break. In the cramped area of some squeeze chutes, insert the needle at an angle so you can use a one-handed technique with a syringe gun, rather than both hands


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INTRAVENOUS INJECTIONS Some medications are more effective (acting faster and more readily absorbed) if given IV. Some are irritating to muscle tissue and must be given IV. It’s not difficult to give IV injections, but they must be done properly. Any large vein will work for an IV injection, including the large veins under the tail, the big milk vein ahead of the udder on a lactating cow, or the jugular vein on either side of the neck (in the groove above windpipe and esophagus). A large needle (at least 16 gauge and 2 inches long or longer) works best for adult animals. For IV injections, needles and any other equipment

(syringe or tubing) must be sterile. The animal must be restrained so it can’t move around. If using the jugular vein, press down on it with your fingers or fist to build up pressure between your hand and the animal’s head so the vein stands up and is easier to inject. Still pressing on the vein, insert the needle into it at a point between your hand and the animal’s head, then move the needle a little forward (inside the vein) parallel with the neck. If blood flows freely from the needle, it’s in the vein and you can then attach your syringe (or tubing, if giving fluid). If giving fluid, the needle must be in the vein awhile, so it’s best to use an IV catheter, which is longer than a needle and more flexible, and stays in the vein better.


Always use a sharp, sterile needle. Use proper length and diameter for the job; too large and it allows leakage, too small and it may break or slow the procedure. Never try to put a thick product through a small needle. If it’s too long it may bend or Syringes used for vaccinating or administering break. Too short and it may not deinjectable drugs such as antibiotics should always liver product into proper location. be clean. Thoroughly wash them after each use, Needles should not be reused and store in a clean dry place, fo they are ready unless boiled between uses. Exfor next time. ceptions are when a large number Nora Schrag, DVM (Kansas State College of of cattle are vaccinated at once, and Veterinary Medicine) says multi-dose syringe then care must be taken to make guns) are a bit difficult to clean but they always sure the needle stays clean and need to be cleaned. “Wash them with regular sharp. Make sure the area to be insoap and hot water on the outside, and on the jected is clean and dry. Thrusting inside. If you’ve used a vaccine that’s very thick, take the syringe apart completely and clean it a needle through wet or dirty skin with soap and water, and then rinse thoroughly will take contamination with it, crewith clean water,” says Schrag. ating risk for an abscess. If you are “Use distilled water to rinse with, so it won’t using the same needle on several leave any deposits or residue from the water. animals, use a clean sterile needle Many people have hard water, with minerals in it. for refilling your syringe; never inModified live virus vaccines are very sensitive to sert a used or dirty needle into the mineral deposits and disinfectants. The minerals bottle or you may contaminate the in hard water will sometimes mix with the comcontents. ponents of the vaccine and cause problems. You If a needle gets dull or dirty exalso don’t want to clean a syringe with disinfecchange it for a new one. Needles tant and then use it for a MLV vaccine, or the vaccine will be deactivated,” she says. You just need are designed to cut into the skin, the syringe to be clean. You can use soap and not puncture it. After you’ve used water, then rinse it with distilled water. a needle on 10 or more animals, it “The final step is to boil some distilled water (top) Disassemble & wash starts to dull and develop a burr on or heat it in a microwave for 2 minutes to get it (middle) Reassemble and the tip, causing more tissue damboiling. Put the recently cleaned syringe back to- draw up boiling distilled age and folding a small piece of gether. Then suck up the boiling water and blow water (bottom) store in a skin under, possibly carrying dirt it out the end of the syringe, three times. After clean Ziploc bag or bacteria with it. If a needle starts you’ve done that, the syringe is not perfectly sterto get dull or a blunt tip from being ile (not like it would be in an autoclave), but it is very clean, and safe to use bumped on the chute, change to a to vaccinate cattle,” she explains. new one. Always discard a needle if “After syringes are thoroughly rinsed with boiling water, we put them in Ziploc bags to store in a cabinet so they won’t get dusty. Don’t tighten it becomes bent. It has been weakthe Ziploc or it will seal dampness inside. Leave it open enough to dry out. ened and may break off in the next After a day or so when it’s all dry, seal it up. Then we can put that syringe animal. When working cattle, have in our treatment box or wherever we will be using it next or storing it until a container by the chute for disposthe next use. Then when we pull it out, it’s clean and ready to go,” she says. al of used needles.


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Sale Results

By Charlie Searle

21ST ANNUAL ROCKY MOUNTAIN SELECT SALE RAISES OVER $13K FOR SEMPER FI FUND A crowd of Longhorn buyers, sellers and exhibitors from 14 states gathered in Colorado on August 9 and 10 for the 21st annual Rocky Mountain Select Texas Longhorn Sale and 6th annual Rocky Mountain Futurity, both held at the Latigo Trails Equestrian Center near Colorado Springs. “It’s one of the nicest places in the country this time of year, and the sale’s a great excuse for people to get out of the heat and humidity for a few days,” says sale host Stan Searle of Monument, Colorado. “We’re glad to give our Longhorn friends a place to gather every year.” As it has since 2015, the Rocky Mountain Select Sale teamed up with the non-profit Semper Fi Fund, with donations and 1. sponsorships combining to raise over $13,000 to assist disabled U.S. veterans from all military branches with the challenges of life after service. “They literally save people’s lives, helping with everything these heroes get to deal with in their return to civilian life,” says sale co-host Gary Lake of Ellicott, Colorado. “We’re honored and humbled to be able to help them 2. 3. help the vets, and it keeps all of this in healthy perspective.” The Semper Fi Fund (SemperFiFund. org) was represented at the event by Corporal Gabe Martinez (U.S.M.C., Ret.), who gave testimony to the life-saving nature of the SFF in his case following the loss of both his legs in Afghanistan in 2010. Top buyers at this year’s sale included Delbert 5. Vahling of Calhan, Colorado; Shawn and Sylvia 4. 1. Semper Fi Fund donors and buyers, whose combined efforts helped to raise over $13,000 Cronquist of Smithfield, Utah; Lynn and Josie in assistance for disabled U.S. military vets: Jake and Jaecee Gardner, Dick Curry, Linda Struthoff of San Antonio; Ron Baca of Aztec, New and Mike Metcalfe, Josie and Lynn Struthoff, TJ and Tammy Farnsworth and family, Dale Mexico, Silverado Ranch of Monument, Colorado; and Janet Eppard, Heather Thompson, John and Christy Randolph, Bill Smith. 2. Rocky TJ and Tammy Farnsworth of Mountain Home, Mountain Futurity chairman Marlene Reynolds with Futurity judges Ross Ohlendorf, Tucker Utah; Warren and Cathy Dorathy of Sanger, Hilbert, Mike Willinger, Josie Struthoff and Russ Freeman. 3. The Lorna Searle “Longhorn California and Mike and Linda Metcalfe of Boone, Moo-ssionary” Award and its first recipient, Alex Dees of Harper, Oregon. 4. Tucker Hilbert (left) and Weston Hetland and Kendra Fox (right) with RMSS sponsors Charlene and Mark Colorado. Gilliland.. 5. Rocky Mountain Select Sale hosts Gary Lake and Stan Searle with sale sponsors High-Selling Lots included Sunhaven Hay TJ and Tammy Farnsworth of Mountain Home, Utah. Market, a Metcalfe consignment purchased by The sale also included the presentation of the first annual Ron Baca for $6,000; DDR Maxine’s Valentine, consigned by Mark and Charlene Gilliland and purchased by Dorathy’s Lorna Searle “Longhorn Moo-ssionary” award, named in honor Caballo Bravo Ranch for $5,500; Dark Star CB 611, a Dorathy of the late Texas Longhorn Journal co-founder and Rocky consignment purchased by Mike and Linda Metcalfe for $4,700 Mountain Select Sale co-host who passed in April of this year. The and Bar H Gringa, consigned by Chris Herron and purchased award’s first recipient, recognized for “long term, enthusiastic by Cronquists’ Crazy R Longhorns for $4,100. High-selling promotion of the Texas Longhorn breed” is longtime RMSS heifer was Smarty Pants Slayer, a March 2018 calf consigned by supporter Alexandra Dees of CR Longhorns, Harper, Oregon. Russell and Jamie Freeman and purchased by Struthoff Ranch “We wanted to select someone whose passion for the cattle and the advancement of the Longhorn breed is in a league with my for $3,000. The Rocky Mountain Futurity was held on August 9, organized mom’s,” says Charlie Searle, who spearheaded the project. “Alex by Marlene Reynolds of Yoder, Colorado. Judges were Ross is one of those people, and we’re happy to have her be the first Ohlendorf of Austin, Texas; Josie Struthoff of San Antonio; to receive this.” Sale sponsors included Gilliland Ranches of Kansas and Texas, Tucker Hilbert of Bennington, Kansas; Mike Willinger of Indiana and Russ Freeman of Yoder, Colorado. Champion and Reserve Farnsworths’ 7-11 Ranch of Utah, Randy and Marsha Witte’s Red Champion exhibitors were Gail Beach of Huntington, Indiana Ink Ranch of Colorado, Paul and Crystal Warford’s P & C Cattle (Meadow Green Vanilla Bean); David Hackney of Bedford, Pens of Oklahoma, Heather Thompson’s Lone Oak Longhorns Indiana (HHF Sacagawea); Kevin and Jodi Bryant of Camargo, of California, John and Darlene Nelson’s Cloverbloom Ranch Oklahoma (Ragnar) and James Jarnigan (Honor To Win). John of Colorado and the Scott Pace/Steve Gaskill Partnership of and Christy Randolph’s Lonesome Pines Ranch showed six Oklahoma and Utah. The 22nd annual Rocky Mountain Select class champions, with Mike and Linda Metcalfe and Tom and Sale and Futurity will be held August 7-8 in Colorado Springs. J.R. Matott’s Rocky Mountain Longhorns also showing class Contact Charlie Searle at 719/649-0058 (sale) or Marlene Reynolds at 719/510-2151 (futurity) for more information. winners.

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Sale Results

2019 TOP HAND INVITATIONAL LONGHORN SALE RESULTS August 17, 2019 • Rapid City, SD Auctioneer: Joel Lemley Sale Hosts: Gordon Howie, Scot & Jodie O’Bryan Results Furnished by Gordon Howie Photos Courtesy of Hired Hand Software

We are excited about the results of our first Top Hand Longhorn sale. Below are the top twenty sales. A huge thank you to everyone that bought and consigned. Thanks to everyone that helped make it happen. Our main goal was to get a market started for the Longhorns in the Northern states. We feel it was a success and are already gearing up for next years sale.

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HIGHLIGHTS Sale Average:$1,680

HIGH SELLERS REPORT: $5,600 – Lutt, Lot 30 - to Robeson (TX) $4,500 – O’Bryan, Lot 5 - to Tadewald (WY) $4,500 – O’Bryan, Lot 44 - to Tadewald (WY) $3,100 – Freeman, Lot 2 - to Ohlendorf (TX) $3,000 – Freeman, Lot 42 - to Adolphs (ND) $2,900 – Larson, Lot 61 - to Yeager (ND) $2,500 – Lotspeich, Lot 24 - to Ohlendorf (TX) $2,300 – O’Bryan, Lot 52 - to Payne (TX) $2,200 – Larson, Lot 18 - to Clark (MO) $2,000 – O’Bryan, Lot 26 - to Downing-Boyd (TX)




Top Ten Average: $2,840 $1,900 – Freeman, Lot 54 - to Pittman (SD) $1,600 – DeLapp, Lot 27 - to Nikodym (OK) $1,500 – Larson, Lot 41 - to Tadewald (WY) $1,500 – Klarenbeek, Lot 46 - to Holmberg (SD) $1,500 – Lotspeich, Lot 50 - to Sanders (SD) $1,350 – Delyea, Lot 59 - to Adolphs (ND) $1,300 – Monk, Lot 19 - to Denief (SD) $1,250 – Lotspeich, Lot 9 - to Hottell (MT) $1,200 – Freeman, Lot 32 - to Adolphs (ND) $1,200 – Nikodym, Lot 17 - to Yeager (ND)




1. Sale Hosts Scot & Jodie O’Bryan. 2. Sale Host Gordon Howie with Amber Dunmire. 3. Darcy and Brett DeLapp, Cliffhanger Genetics. 4. Mounted steer rider during the opening presentation. 5. Ring shot. 6. Dar Klarenbeek, DK Longhorns feeding his consignment while his grandson poses for a photo. 7. Tyler Reil, Big Stone Longhorns and Jerry Lotspeich. 8. Lindsey & Ben Monk, Big Sky Livestock.

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Sale Results

2019 BOLEN PRODUCTION SALE RESULTS August 17, 2019 • Fort Worth, TX Auctioneer: Bruce McCarty Sale Host: Brent & Cindy Bolen


Results Furnished by Bolen Longhorns Photos Courtesy of Hired Hand Software


HIGHLIGHTS Sale Average:$4,562 • Selling 51 Head of Cattle


Chris & Christina Clark Michael & Elizabeth Fritz











$17,500 – Lot 52 - Fantom Bandita BCB $13,000 – Lot 5 - Annie Get Your Rifle BCB $11,500 – Lot 27 - Sweet River Queen BCB $11,000 – Lot 30 - Whirling Bandita BCB $10,000 – Lot 29 - Wulfco’s Shadow Dancer $9,700 – Lot 45 - Rapt In Red BCB $9,000 – Lot 15 - Gamblin’ Kate BCB $8,000 – Lot 11 - Princess Enuff BCB














1. Sale Hosts Brent & Cindy Bolen. 2. Bear Davidson and Ann Gravett, G&G Longhorns; Debbie Bowman and Becca Munsch. 3. Josh & Kit Dinwiddie, Plain Dirt Farms. 4. Mikeal Beck & Brandi Shukers, Holy Cow Longhorns. 5. Austin & Ryan Rohr, Rolling Horns Ranch. 6. Dale Hunt & Sherrill Caddel, Rockin H Longhorns. 7. Donna and Martin Robeson, Robeson Ranch. 8. Blake & Elyse Fanning, 4F Longhorns. 9. Ashley, Ethan and Oliver Loos, WolfRidge Ranch. 10. Volume Buyers Michael & Elizabeth Fritz, Russell Fairchild and Sale Hosts the Bolen’s. 11. Dale Metz, FHR Longhorns and Chase Vasut, Rockin AF Ranch. 12. Lorinda Valentine and Bill Hudson, Hudson Longhorns. 13. Keith & Marcia Hagler, Hagler Ranch. 14. LaTresa and Don Anderson. 15. Eda and Wes Clark. 16. Jake Taylor and family. 17. Melissia and Monte Bierschenk, MonMel Longhorns. 18. Michael Owen, Owen Longhorns and Phil Norwood, r3 Hilltop Ranch. 19. Roger & Debbie Witham, Dreamcatcher Ranch. 20. Joe Munch and Bill Hudson.

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Futurity Results

BUTLER BREEDER’S ONLINE FUTURITY RESULTS The results are in for the 2019 Butler Breeder’s Online Futurity. There were many exceptional entries this year to represent the bloodline. This online futurity was created last year to showcase Butler Bloodline Texas Longhorn cattle. A panel of judges John Randolph, Connie Ollive, David Wars, Julie Pack, and Lonnie Shan, evaluated the cattle through pictures and videos submitted on the website, ButlerBreedersFuturiy.com. This year’s winners were recognized and awarded at the 22nd annual Butler Breeder’s Invitational Sale. For more details on the Butler Breeder’s Futurity, contact James Turner at 936-689-1914 or email The5TCorp@yahoo.com.

Grand Champion Bull • Class B3 Winner RVR Jackson Rio Vista Ranch

Grand Champion Heifer • Class H6 Winner SDY Casino Girl S & D Longhorns

2019 Butler Breeder’s Futurity Committee: (l-r) Helen Cloakey, James Turner, Kim Richey, Jason & Louis Christa.

Class B1 & H4 Winner MB Runnin Buddy (B1) & MB Leddy (H4) Bennett Longhorn Cattle Co.

Accepted by Susan Rosenberger

Accepted by Denita Young

Class B2 Winner Sagebrush MC 77 McLeod Ranch

Class H1 Winner Miss Spanish Rose ML 85 McLeod Ranch

Class H2 Winner SH Bold Bandita Wynfaul Acres

Accepted by Michael McLeod

Accepted by Makayla McLeod

Accepted by Helen Cloakey

Class H3 Winner BMP Sadie Lee Rocking P Longhorns

Class H5 Winner Andra BR3 Triple R Ranch

Class H7 Winner Matilda BR3 El Rincon Del Rey

Accepted by Denita Young on behalf of Brennan & Michelle Potts

Accepted by Kim Richey

Accepted by Elmer Rosenberger on behalf of Robert King

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Accepted by Michael Bennett

Sale Results


HIGHLIGHTS 63 Lots Offered - 60 Lots Sold Average: $2,282.50 per sold lot

August 31, 2019 • Lockhart, TX Auctioneer: Joel Lemley Sale Commentator: Kaso Kety

Volume Buyers: John & Jane Thate – Fairmont, MN Michael Bennett – Allen, TX Stan & Sandi Tidwell – Midlothian, TX Bill, Molly & Derek Crozier – Woodville, TX

Results submitted by Butler Breeders Photos by Butler Breeders

“It was the first time in my life to load out at the end of a sale with absolutely nobody in line”. The buyers you would have expected to see waiting to load were still inside. The auction room floor had been packed until the very last lot. Still people lingered, chatted, soaked up the atmosphere & reveled in the success. “It was like the old days”. Kicking off with donation lots there was energy and at times the bidding was furious & ruthless. Quality cows sold for good money & yet there were buyer’s dream opportunities which arose. You got the feeling that every person wanted to hang around & soak up the success of a strong sale & upturned market. “The most fun & enthusiastic sale in a very long time”. In conclusion, we share with you the words of Col. Joel Lemley: “It has been a privilege and an honor to serve the Butler Breeder’s Invitational Sale as their representative in the auction block. This was my twelfth year to serve as auctioneer & this year’s sale was an example of the devotion to the Texas Longhorn Breed that the Butler Breeders have dedicated themselves to. This year’s sale brought several new breeders purchasing outstanding animals to begin & improve their programs. The hospitality & friendships made here will never be forgotten. Congratulations to the Butler Breeders for another outstanding sale & event.”

HIGH SELLING LOT: $ 18,500 LOT 54 – LAER CAMILLE BEAUTY 910 Consignor: Kety/Sellers Partnership • Buyer: John & Jane Thate

OTHER HIGH SELLING LOTS: $7,700 - Lot 13 – Nolita BR3 – Consignor: Triple R Ranch Buyer: Bill, Molly & Derek Crozier $5,700 - Lot 47 - Missy McGeorge 3/2 – Consignor: Westfarms/ Sidewinder Partnership - Buyer: Kety/McLeod/Doyle Partnership $5,000 - Lot 56 - Jackie Lynn 4122 – Consignor: McLeod Ranch – Buyer: Michael Bennett $3,500 - Lot 14 - Sia C3 – Consignor: Christa Cattle Co. Buyer: Stan & Sandi Tidwell $3,500 - Lot 43 - Dalgood’s Trouble Maker – Consignor: Dalgood Longhorns – Buyer: Triple R Ranch $3,500 - Lot 53 - Lady Guinnevere – Consignor: Jack Mountain Ranch - Buyer: Scott & Denita Young $3,400 - Lot 33B - TC Kool Queenie – Consignor: Thate Cattle Co. – Buyer: Kety/Sellers Partnership






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1. Robert Richey, Russell & Felicia Hooks with grandson Abel. 2. Terry Moore. 3. Louis Christa & Susan Rosenberger. 4. 1st Time Consignors Matt & Paige McCarroll and Ranch Manager Roy & Joy Kovar. 5. Ben & Phyllis Termin. 6. Jodie, Kristi and Jeff Ging. 7. Brad and Heather Wachsmuth, Talia Wesley, Michael Bennett, Kaso Kety, Ray Beadle. 8. Rebekah Diffee, Keith Dubose, Weldon & Kyla Lovejoy, Mary & David Mann. 9. Connie & Malcolm Goodman and Karla & Brad Jalas. 10. Jason Christa with donated auction item.


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Sale Results

DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS LONGHORN SALE RESULTS September 7, 2019 • San Antonio, TX Auctioneer: Bruce McCarty Sale Host: Lynn & Josie Struthoff Results Furnished by Bruce McCarty Promotions Photos Courtesy of Hired Hand Software



HIGHLIGHTS Sale Gross: $148,075 Sale Average:$1,974 75 Lots Sold

VOLUME BUYERS: Lynn and Josie Struthoff Patricia Hickman Bow Carpenter Terry and Sherri Adcock HB Longhorns Terry and Tammy King Bill and Elizabeth Hudson Kent and Sandy Harrell Keith Hagler



















1. Sale Hosts Lynn & Josie Struthoff. 2. Mark Hayes, 6H Longhorns with Lynn and Nick Truxillo, Whispering Oaks Longhorns. 3. Cindy and Randall Treywick, El Dorado Ranchrado Ranch. 4. Kent & Sandy Harrell, Harrell Ranch. 5. Mikeal Beck and Brandi Shukers, Holy Cow Longhorns. 6. Terry and Sherri Adcock with Sherri’s sister and brother-in-law. 7. Brian and Suzanne Brett, Brett Ranch. 8. Danielle and Scott Mershon, Whistling Longhorn Ranch. 9. Marcia and Keith Hagler, Hagler Longhorns. 10. Monte and Melissia Bierschenk, MonMel Longhorns & Brent Bolen, Bolen Longhorns. 11. Steve Hollywood and Chris Baber, HB Longhorns. 12. Bubba Boiler, Blue Ridge Ranch; Mike Beijl, MB Longhorns; Troy Unger and the Millennium Rooster, Little Brent Frank. 13. Tessa Wheeler with Kay and Gary Thomas & Brandon and Candice Thomas, Windmill Ridge Ranch. 14. Lynn Struthoff, Struthoff Ranch and Dale Metz, FHR Longhorns. 15. Teresa Harp, Harp Longhorns with Mike Beijl, MB Longhorns and Martin Robeson, Robeson Longhorns. 16. Josie and Lynn Struthoff with Kyle and Dana. 17. Auctioneer Bruce McCarty with crew. 18. Friday night music provided by Jake Hooker. 19. Fun and games during the Friday night social. 20. Catching up with friends.

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Association News

Call For TLBAA Logo Submissions Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America is seeking to update the association logo and is accepting submissions for consideration. In order to include the membership in this endeavor, members are welcome to submit their ideas and will get to participate in voting once finalists are chosen. Non-members and professionals are welcome to participate as well.

LOGO REQUIREMENTS: • The logo should convey who we are, and should in some way include an element recognizing the unique feature that sets us apart - the horns. A modern look with a nod to our western heritage. It does need to include the full name of the association in some way, not letters only. • It needs to be unique, not copying the style of any other Longhorn industry logos, brands or ranch advertising • The logo must work at any size and in black and white as well as full color TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS: • The chosen logo must either be created as a vector file (outlined and scalable to any size) or easily converted to one. • If unable to submit as a vector, minimum size submitted needs to be 8.5 x 11 300 dpi sent at maximum size. • If you have a vision for the logo but not the means to create final artwork that meets the specifications, submit it anyway and we can help get it in the correct format.  SELECTION PROCESS: • After the submission deadline (below), all logos will be presented to the Board of Directors anonymously to narrow down the field to the top three choices.  • The top three choices will be published in Trails along with a ballot. The Ballot will also be e-blasted and posted on Facebook to allow as many TLBAA members as possible to vote for their choice. All ballots MUST INCLUDE TLBAA NUMBER and NAME and the membership cannot be expired.

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• If the Board deems that there are no submissions that are acceptable in the first round of submissions, there will be a second call for entries.  IF SELECTED: • The chosen logo becomes the sole property of the TLBAA and the creator relinquishes any and all copyright to the TLBAA. The TLBAA may modify the logo at any time, from time of acceptance forward and may discontinue use at any time it sees fit. • Credit and recognition will be given to the winner as the logo is presented to the public, along with a full page ad in Trails Magazine and a banner, when applicable, at two upcoming TLBAA events following the selection of a winner. • The winner may use the logo as a part of their portfolio.  SUBMISSION TIMELINE: • Deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. January 3, 2020 • Board members will view submissions during closed session at the January 17th Board meeting and, if there are enough acceptable entries, choose the three they feel best represent the association. • The three chosen finalists will appear in February Trails Magazine as well as in e-blasts and online to allow members to vote. • Votes must be submitted by March 9th and winner will be announced in April Trails Magazine. • In the event that a second call for entries is required, a new timeline for submissions and selection will be announced.



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Texas Longhorn Breeders of Tomorrow



Howdy TLBAA! I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the cooler weather. This past August, at the TLBT Officer retreat, we had two guest speakers, Mr. Grace and Mr. Smith. The officers watched a very impactful video of Admiral McRaven giving a speech at the UT graduation. A quote that our guest speakers really wanted us to remember from the speech was, “If you’re going to change the world, start by making your bed”. Now, this might sound silly, but I started doing it! I began making my bed everyday. No matter what sort of rush I was in, I have remembered to make my bed, and honestly, it made me feel as if I accomplished something. But it really did! I did not let the obstacle of me being in a hurry, stop me from achieving that small goal I had for the morning. Making our beds is something little, but it’s not something people do often. So, doing something that we might not be used to, opens our minds up for new opportunities. Let me tell you, I love the feeling of coming home to a clean room with a nice made up bed. That small feeling of accomplishment, made me feel like I had really done something and really..... like I could do more. To change this world, we have to start small. Little by little. First, by making our bed. That’ll give you a sense of accomplishment. Then little by little, you could do so much more. I relate this to the TLBT and making that true impact that us as older TLBT members want to make. Just by talking to one little kid, giving them a high five or telling them good job, will give YOU a sense of accomplishment. Us older TLBT members can truly change this organization by loving and serving others. And that starts by making OUR bed and giving a good high five.

Gabby Curtis

TLBT MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: 1.) How old are you? I am 16 years old 2.) How long have you been in the TLBT? I have been in the TLBT for about a year now and have enjoyed every second of it! 3.)What is your favorite Longhorn show? My favorite Longhorn show would have to be World show! I love how everyone there from youth to breeders come together as a family and make you truly feel at home. 4.) What is one word you say a lot? One word I say a lot would have to be y’all.

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BRANDON COUVILLION 5.) Who is your role model? My role model is actually my parents. They have helped me grow so much. They have show me a good example of what I want to become. 6.) What do you think the most important trait to look at in a Longhorn is and why? I think the most important trait to look in a Longhorn is a straight back with a fish hook tail. This will show the true structure of the Longhorn. 7.) Why did you join the TLBT? I joined TLBT because I was very interested in the Longhorn breed. I’d always seen these pretty Longhorns and wanted to learn more about them and grow closer to the breed. 8.) What is the definition of a leader? The definition of a leader to me is a person that helps people achieve a overall goal.


TLBT OFFICER SPOTLIGHT: TLBT Officer Position: Senior Director Age: 17 1.) Why did you join the TLBT? I joined TLBT because I loved the experience and the opportunities it presented for me to grow and develop not only in agriculture but, in life as well. 2.) What is your favorite Longhorn show, and why? My favorite Longhorn show is the Fortworth Show because that’s where I experienced my first show and it holds so many memories. 3.) What is your favorite Longhorn color and pattern? I love brindled patterns that involve roan and spotted genes. I think the combination of the three is beautiful. 4.) Where did you earn your first award? What type of award? I earned my first award at Fort Worth when my steer got Reserve Grand Champion. 5.) What is your funniest TLBT moment? My funniest TLBT moment was at Fort Worth with my FFA chapter in the wash rack when someone on our team “accidentally” got one of our members wet and it started an all-out water war. 6.) What has been your biggest challenge showing Longhorns? Learning to stay posed even when my animal is not.

CRISSEIA’NE MEADOR 7.) Do you enjoy showing Longhorns? Why? I enjoy showing Longhorns because of the people and the knowledge I’ve gained from it. Showing teaches you so much and the experience goes far beyond the ring. 8.) What person has influenced you the most? My peers have influenced me the most. When I first started showing Longhorns, I didn’t know much about the breed but they took the time to set an example and lend a hand when I needed it. That made the biggest impact to me. 9.) What is the best part about being a TLBT member? Getting to come to shows and see everyone and just have a good time while doing what we love. 10.) What is your favorite quote? “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” – Romans 20:21 11.) What advice would you give a newcomer to TLBT? Don’t give up and if you need help know that you can ask, we’re all here to lift each other up. 12.) What would you like your future career to be? I would like to be a surgeon. 13.) If you could be any animal, what would it be and why? A horse because they are really strong, loyal, and beautiful animals who that are able to function alone well or as part of a team.

Special Thanks I would like to thank The Source for their endless support to the youth. The Source did not only put on a wonderful show after Autobahn was canceled, they also donated $8,000 of the money they raised to the Fort Worth Stock Show. This is the most that has ever been donated. We are so grateful for the support The Source has given us youth.


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By Carrie Grace

2019 TLBT Leadership Camp The TLBT kicked off their 2019 leadership camp with a visit to the TLBAA office, where they met office staff and learned about what it takes to put the Trails Magazine together, as well as how many issues are shipped out world-wide each month. They also had discussions on what is required to register a calf as well as the new F-1 program. Following their visit with the TLBAA staff they ventured over to see the location of the future TLBAA offices and museum and take in the beauty of “Texas Gold” - the largest bronze statue in the State of Texas. Ms Cottingham (left) sharing her story. TLBT members creating colOver dinner, they had informal discussions on what laboration piece. they needed to accomplish during the weekend and were paired up and assigned 1 of the 7 original Longhorn families to research and present the next day. Friday evening was rounded out with a Historic Ghost Tour of the Stockyards and cooling off in the hotel pool. Saturday morning they were up early and ready to start the day with a few team building games to get Fun in the pool. Listening to Admiral William H McRaven’s 2014 University of the blood flowing, followed by more Texas commencement speech. discussions on their business topics at hand such as fundraisers, merchandise items and what TLBT officers and directors and local Fort Worth artist, their service project should be. Brandi Cottingham will be auctioned off at the Eddie Mid-morning they broke from business to meet Woods Sale at the FWSSR in January.  A second quilt, with the Fort Worth Herd Drovers and learn about life also made and donated by Sharon Jenson, will be aucas a drover and how the name “cowboy” came about. tioned off at the 2020 World Show Banquet.  All proOver lunch, the 7 teams presented what they had ceeds from these auctioned items will go to The Bright learned about their assigned Longhorn family.  Butler, Futures Scholarship Fund. Peeler, Yates, Philips, Marks, Wright and Wichita MounThe afternoon was wrapped up with guest speaktain Wildlife Refuge were all presented and each one of ers Justin Grace and Chris Smith, who presented to us learned a little bit more about the history of the Texas the group Admiral William H McRaven’s philosophy on Longhorn breed. how they can “change the world” by starting each day After lunch, it was back to work where they voted to with a task completed - “make your bed.” “Pay it Forward” to a community that has done so much After hearing some very inspirational stories from for them and chose The Bright Futures Scholarship Ms Cottingham on how she has tackled reaching her Fund as their 2019-2020 service project. Three items goals as an artist and continues to set new ones, they have been earmarked to be auctioned off this year to began working on their art piece Saturday evening and help raise money for the fund.   enjoyed swimming and hanging out as a team. A western quilt, made and donated by Sharon JenSunday morning wrapped up their weekend with son, grandmother to Jacob and Allison Lowrie, as well a “photo shoot” to get a few team photos, followed by as a piece of art completed in collaboration with the shopping at Target for their 2018-2019 service project, Toys for St Jude’s Children’s Hospital. All the advisors are beyond proud of how hard these young leaders worked over the weekend and how quickly they became a team.  We look forward to a fantastic year with this group! Executive Advisors: Trigg and Traci Moore ; Steve and Bodie Quary 

The TLBT officers & directors visited with the FW Herd Drovers and learned about life as a drover and how the name “cowboy” came about

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Jacob and Tyler presenting their Longhorn Family


Active Advisors: Chris and Michelle Smith; Justin and Carrie Grace; Mark and Jenae Oliver; Mark and Wendy Mooreland


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Affiliate News

AFFILIATE UPDATES ETLA youth are back to school and have started up the new show season. On August 11th they held a meeting and pizza gathering and fellowship at Bluebonnet Park in Ennis, Texas. The youth will elect their ETLA officers at their meeting during the ETLA show in Tyler, Texas at the end of September. They will be scheduling more activities, fundraisers, and events... you don’t want to miss out on the opportunities PRESIDENT KEITH DUBOSE that we have to offer. We have wonderful committed youth working endless hours EASTTEXASLONGHORNASSOCIATION@GMAIL.COM doing things from feeding, shoveling manure, bathing, and hauling hay. They are up very early so they can do these things before getting ready for school and then again countless hours after school while maintaining their studies and other various activities.  They also have social activities together throughout the year. This is one of the best family-oriented scholarship programs that can get the whole community involved. We cannot praise the youth of this association enough for all they do or their parents for the support and allowing them to be a part of this program.  The youth advisors are working so hard with our younger members this year for a successful show season. If you see these volunteers give them a shout out…  they are helping to mold & shape the future of TLBAA & The Longhorn Cattle Industry. Our youth Advisors are Jenea Oliver @ jlamp21@gmail.com; Jacob Weatherholtz @ jacobw2006@outlook.com;  Shawna Dailey @ kendaily@ live.com; & Deb Burkham @ dburk5@hotmail.com. If you want more information on our youth association, activities, & shows Please contact us.


It all took place on the beautiful green grass beneath a magnificent blue sky! We had indoor facilities available in case of rain, but the weather was wonderful for what may be the only outdoor Show-Measurement competition-Sale in the country! The 4th Annual World Qualifying Longhorn Show was our bet yet! Breeders GORDON HOWIE from faraway places brought their cattle and enthusiasm to join the fun. PRESIDENT GKHOWIE@YAHOO.COM The Regional Horn Measurement Competition was a real crowd pleaser. There was a good selection of Longhorns for this event, and it drew a large audience. A HUGE thank you to all of you who participated in our first-ever Longhorn Sale at the Central States Fair. Our floor price of $1,000.00 was a difficult decision.  It means people took some of their cattle back home (I was one of them).  Still, it was the right decision.  It set a value on all of our cattle.  One notable example was a trophy steer that came through and did not get an opening bid.  We stuck to our guns, even though a twin steer was the next lot to enter the sale ring.  The result was that someone bought the second steer, and took the first one as well!! Many of the animals that did NOT get an opening bid were sold after the sale.  All of those which were sold with our assistance sold at or above our floor price.  Thanks to those of you who worked with us to make the extra effort in marketing your cattle!!  Our sale average was better than even some well-established sales in this difficult market. God bless you all!  We hope to see you next year! The GPTLA is determined to promote Texas Longhorn Cattle in our region. The goal is simple… expand our market and help producers become more profitable. It would be great to have you join us in our journey (everyone can join). Annual membership dues are $ 25.00 for Active, $ 5.00 for Jr., or Lifetime membership $250.00 Please send a check for your membership, along with your name, address, phone and email address to Great Plains Texas Longhorn Association, 15372 Antelope Creek Rd, Rapid City, SD, 57703


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SETLA is on Facebook!!!! The Southeastern Texas Longhorn Association would like to use this issue of the Trails Magazine to highlight the associations Facebook Page. Earlier this NEAL MARAMAN year, as an association, we decided to add PRESIDENT a Facebook Page to help stay in touch NSMARAMAN@GMAIL.COM with our members. We are currently using the Facebook page to announce events, remind members of important deadlines and keep members up-to-date with current events in the longhorn industry. We would like members to also use the page to post pictures of their cattle for everyone to see. We currently have about 175 people following the page but we know there are more people in the Southeast than this who love our wonderful breed. If you have not seen the page yet, please search for us on Facebook and “Like/Follow” our page. We would love to have you and think you will be able to receive a lot of great information and fun pictures from our association. Our group name on Facebook is “Southeastern Texas Longhorn Association - SETLA”. If you cannot find us, please reach out to our SETLA reporter, Reid Tolar, and he can make sure to add you to our group. He can be reached on Facebook or by email at rgtolar@yahoo.com. We are excited, as an association, to be able to use this tool to quickly spread information and fun photos of our great cattle to people in the Southeast. We are trying our best to promote this great breed and to get more and more people interested in Registered Texas Longhorns to help grow our industry.


AFFILIATES: Please submit your news to myra@tlbaa.org each month. You may include photos. If you wish for names to be included under photos, please supply those captions. All news and photos need to be submitted by the end of the second month prior to publication date. (For example, December news items need to be turned in by October 31st)


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NEWS On the Trail...

Payne Introduces Homeschool Group to Longhorn Cattle The Wise County Christian Homeschool Academy agriculture class (sponsored by Texas Farm Bureau) and their teacher Susan Williams, were recently visited by the cattle of CP Longhorns and owner Carla Payne. Payne spent about 45 minutes speaking with the class about everything from how a cow bites off grass to how many acres in North Texas is needed to run a unit (1,000 lb. cow) to how much water and feed a cow can eat in one day. She also discussed how Texas Longhorns developed into a breed in the U.S., how their horns grow and how they should calve every 12 months in their productive life. After a lengthy question and answer session, those who wanted to pet a Longhorn were given the opportunity one at a time. Before the students returned to class, they watched Payne load the cattle back into the trailer to see how show cattle get to ride to the show.

Oliver Family Celebrates Adoption

Mark and Jenae Oliver, of Oliver Longhorns of Malakoff, Texas adopted their daughter, Jestine, on August 12, 2019. Surrounded by family and friends Jestine officially became an Oliver and a big sister to Wyleigh and Tucker Oliver.

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F1 Program

Texas Premium Certified F1 Program The new TLBAA F1 Program is up and running. According to Board Member David Wars, “F1’s should have the traits of added gain and muscling from the beef side of the pedigree and many great hereditary traits from the Texas Longhorn dam such as maternal instincts, calving ease, pasture and browse utilization, longevity and so on. As outside breeders begin to see value in the F1 heifers produced through the program it is hoped we will see an increase in the bottom line or floor value of the Texas Longhorn mama cow. 1. F1s must be from Registered Texas Longhorn Dams 2. F1s must be from Registered Single Breed Beef bulls ( No composite breeds, No Watusi, Corriente, Dexter, Scottish Highlander ) We currently have a large list of beef breeds that are available for use. The office can also have other breeds added to the list as long as they fit the requirement of being a single breed bull and are registered. 3. All registered F1 heifers must be polled or de-horned 4. All registered F1s will require a PH number and Holding brand 5. Registration open to only heifers 6. Registration cost is $15 (same as a weanling longhorn heifer) F1 Program Authorized Sires Black Angus Salers Red Angus Shorthorn Charolais Galloway Hereford Piedmontese Limousin Tarentaise Simmental Nelore Grey Brahman Chianina Red Brahman Belgian Blue Braunvieh Romagnola Gelbvieh Akaushi Maine-Anjou Waygu


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Dams Of Merit

New Dams of Distinction Join Roll of Honor MTR Sittin Sioux, owned by Roger Cole of Marshfield, MO, and OL Dolly, owned by Christopher & Heather Fischer or Grapeland, TX, have now joined the Dams of Distinction. The Dam of Merit Program has been available for TLBAA members for many years as a tool to recognize those Texas Longhorn females that stand out in the area of production among Texas Longhorn breeders. Often overlooked as an effective marketing tool, this list is an official record of the positive reproductive record of Longhorn females. How can it benefit in your program? First, among fellow breeders, it shows your dedication to building a herd on a foundation of solid, reproducible genetics. No one can afford females that do not produce offspring regularly and this record shows off those dependable genetics in your herd. Second, among other cattle breeders, it promotes the cost effectiveness of the Texas Longhorn breed. Dependably producing a calf every year is a trait every breed hopes for in a female. Such evidence of productivity can sway other cattle owners to consider bringing Longhorns into a crossbred program or starting a secondary herd of Longhorns. You may even turn them into 100% Longhorn owners! Third, among those who have never owned livestock or own other types of livestock, the thought of generating

a little regular income from that beautiful, unique piece of history is always a plus. If you’re a hobbyist or simply an animal lover, you still want to know that when you’re ready to see calves on the ground, it will be high odds that the process will go smoothly. What’s the cost to you to get your female on the list? Only $25 plus a little time investment. You will need to make sure that as your females calve, you have updated their progeny records in H.O.R.N.S. If you have a female that qualifies, simply call the TLBAA office and speak to registrar Rick Fritsche, or drop him an email at rick@tlbaa.org and he will provide you with the necessary form to fill out to submit your dam for verification. Rick will also help with any questions you may have about “calf at side” information in H.O.R.N.S. Once the progeny have been verified, your dam will be added to the list which appears in Trails Magazine, and you will receive a Dam of Merit certificate for your records. This is an affordable and easy benefit for members to promote a very important positive trait of Texas Longhorns that make owning them that much more satisfying. **NOTE: This is not a record TLBAA tracks for you. It is up to you, as a owner/breeder, to notify us when your cow has achieved this goal. We look forward to your participation.

Dam of Merit Roll of Honor Dams of Excellence

Dam must have had 10 consecutive calves, with the first being before her third birthday

4-Ever David & Jo Anne Norwood, Waco, TX

Bell La Squaw Double D Arena, Outlook, SK, Canada

CO Barbwire David M. Hillis, Austin, Texas

Cross M Cherokee Miss Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller, Socorro, New Mexico

Dewlap Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller, Socorro, New Mexico

F 3F Bevo’s T J Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller, Socorro, New Mexico

G&L Enchantment Dr. Gene & Lana Hightower, Van, Texas

G&L True Dr. Gene & Lana Hightower, Van, Texas

High Hope, FD Bo & Dorie Damuth, Magnolia, Texas

Hope’s Secret David & Jo Anne Norwood, Waco, TX

Miss CP Ruler 562 T.M. & Jean Smith, Bar S Ranch, Boyd, Texas

Miss Peppermint Ed & Sheryl Johnson, Molalla, Oregon

Nutmeg 7/4

Picabo Phantom Double D Arena, Outlook, SK, Canada

Rawhide Lady Pebbles Double D Arena, Outlook, SK, Canada

SP Hija Ben Tanksley, Alpine, Texas

US 89076 Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller, Socorro, New Mexico

Westhaven Ranger Reddy Fraser West, Ione, California

WT Miss Mona’s Liberator Pearl Longhorn Ranch, Allen & Suzanne Perry, Evant, Texas

Double D Arena, Outlook, SK, Canada

Dams of Distinction

Dam must have had 5 consecutive calves, with the first being before her third birthday Almendra Dixie Tierra

Joel & Tamara Kuntz, Bend, OR

Bayou Daisy

Dr. Eugene & Jolie Berry, Baton Rouge, LA

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Bayou Princess

Dr. Eugene & Jolie Berry, Baton Rouge, LA

BH Mahogany May

Joel & Tamara Kuntz, Bend, OR


CO Starlight

Richard Whalen, Galdewater, TX

Cross M Blue Velvet

Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller, Socorro, NM

Cross M Delta Becca

Jim & Wanda Taylor, Truth or Consequences, NM

Cross M Delta Charisma

Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller, Socorro, NM

Fandangos Husker

Eagles Nest Ranch, Ben & Ilse Myren, Colville, WA

FCF Honeymoon

Debra Lesyk & Dwight Overlid, Double D Arena, Outlook, SK, Canada


Cross M Salsa

Star Creek Ranch, Somerville, TX

Cross M Star Spangled

Mitch Bryant, Katy, TX

Charley & Doris Snyder, Elgin, OK

FCF Too Sexy For My Sox

Meadowwood’s Clementine

Jim & Wanda Taylor,Truth or Consequences, NM Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller, Socorro, NM

FCF 16th Avenue

Meadowwood’s Carmen

Cross M Texas Ruby Red

Star Creek Ranch, Somerville, TX

Cross M Whelming Matrix

Double D Arena, Outlook, SK, Canada

Cross M Whelming Sandy

Folsom Falls Ranch, Fred & Marijo Balmer,Folsom, NM

Daisy 221

Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller, Socorro, NM

Delta Amber

Dr. Gene & Lana Hightower, Van, TX

Diamond Q Roselyn

Dr. Gene & Lana Hightower, Van, TX

Diamond W 952

Double D Arena, Outlook, SK, Canada

Dillons Fancy

Double D Arena, Outlook, SK, Canada

Dixie Heather

Frank & Teresa Locatelli, Santa Cruz, California

Double D Arena, Outlook, SK, Canada


Carla Jo Payne, Slidell, TX

Indian Girl 636

3W Legends Country Erin

Double L’s Miss Elegant

JRJ WR 978

Double D Arena, Outlook, SK, Canada

3W Pot of Independence

Emperor’s Lucy Creek

Ksanka Lily Belle

Robert & Sheryl Greene, Eureka, MO


Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller, Socorro, NM Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller, Socorro, NM Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller, Socorro, NM 4W Ranch, Gladewater, TX Phillip Bell, Arlington, TX John & Rebecca McCammon, Ponder, TX Meadowwood, Charley & Doris Snyder, Elgin, OK Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller, Socorro, NM 3G Ranch, Loyd &Bettie Gibbs, Gainesville, TX Joel & Shirley Lemley, Blackwell, TX Star Creek Ranch, Somerville, TX

Fiona Moonshine

Folsom Falls Posh GC Little Star

G&L Silver Sage

G&L Star Spangled

Good Knight Plum Coco Granite Daisy

Hayfork Barts BB

Gary Kudrna, Ennis, TX


Lizzy’s Splash

Barnard Longhorns, Richard & Janice Barnard, Tekamah, NE

Charley & Doris Snyder, Elgin, OK

Meadowwood’s Tango

Brink Longhorns, Frederick, OK

Molly Hunts Best 01

Chris Bandley, St. George, UT

MTR Sittin Sioux

Roger Cole, DVM, Marshfield, MO

OL Dolly

Christopher & Heather Fischer, Grapeland, TX


Dick & Cheryl Curry, Springtown, TX

Rusty Zipper

Frank & Barbara Renfro, Clinton, MO

S-D Sparkle Plenty

Rudy & Marilyn Bowling, Kaufman, TX

Silver Sage

Lazy JP Ranch, Dublin, TX

Dale & Bev Sorem, Nevada, IA

Broadhorn Ranch, Douglas & Katie McDonald, Fernley, NE

If you would like to nominate your female for the Dam of Merit Program, please call the TLBAA office for a nomination form. 817-625-6241 Rick Fritsche- rick@tlbaa.org


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CLASS 4: 1. SRL ANNA MARIE, Mark & Renee Scott, HINES, OR 2. K-T CINNAMON TWIST, Rocking K Bar T Ranch, EVANS, WA CLASS 5: 1. J5 SKIPPY 4/19, J5 Longhorns, MOLALLA, OR 2. A&S TUFF LUCY, Scott & Amelia Picker, DUNDEE, OR Free Female Junior Champion: J5 SKIPPY 4/19, J5 Longhorns, MOLALLA, OR Free Female Junior Champion Reserve: SRL ANNA MARIE, Mark & Renee Scott, HINES, OR CLASS 8: 1. A&S TOP SHELF, Scott & Amelia Picker, DUNDEE, OR CLASS 9: 1. A&S STRAWBERRY MOON, Scott & Amelia Picker, DUNDEE, OR 2. SRL FANCY, Mark & Renee Scott, HINES, OR CLASS 10: 1. A&S LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, Scott & Amelia Picker, DUNDEE, OR 2. K-T DIAMOND, Rocking K Bar T Ranch, EVANS, WA CLASS 11: 1. K-T HONEY, Rocking K Bar T Ranch, EVANS, WA 2. SRL COCOA TUFF, Mark & Renee Scott, HINES, OR Free Female Senior Champion: A&S LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, Scott & Amelia Picker, DUNDEE, OR Free Female Senior Champion Reserve: K-T HONEY, Rocking K Bar T Ranch, EVANS, WA Free Female Grand Champion: A&S LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, Scott & Amelia Picker, DUNDEE, OR Free Female Grand Champion Reserve: J5 SKIPPY 4/19, J5 Longhorns, MOLALLA, OR CLASS 16: 1. SRL SPICE GIRL, Mark & Renee Scott, HINES, OR 2. DC LUCKY LUCY, Scott & Amelia Picker, DUNDEE, OR CLASS 17: 1. J5 SPOOKY, J5 Longhorns, MOLALLA, OR 2. K-T AUTUMN, Rocking K Bar T Ranch, EVANS, WA CLASS 18: 1. K - T RACHEL, Rocking K Bar T Ranch, EVANS, WA 2. RENEGADE’S FOX 224, Scott & Amelia Picker, DUNDEE, OR CLASS 19: 1. ST MOON N STARS, Mark & Renee Scott, HINES, OR 2. BLACK PEARL 82, Rocking K Bar T Ranch, EVANS, WA Free Mature Female Champion: ST MOON N STARS, Mark & Renee Scott, HINES, OR Free Mature Female Champion Reserve: J5 SPOOKY, J5 Longhorns, MOLALLA, OR


CLASS 4.4: 1. K-T CINNAMON TWIST, Chance Kearney, EVANS, WA CLASS 5: 1. A&S AMAZON PRINCESS, Emily Picker, DUNDEE, OR Youth Female Junior Champion: K-T CINNAMON TWIST, Chance Kearney, EVANS, WA Youth Female Junior Champion Reserve: A&S AMAZON PRINCESS, Emily Picker, DUNDEE, OR CLASS 9: 1. SRL SASSY SAFFRON, Kelcie Rae Kelley, Hines, OR CLASS 11: 1. K-T HONEY, Chance Kearney, EVANS, WA Youth Female Senior Champion: SRL SASSY SAFFRON, Kelcie Rae Kelley, Hines, OR Youth Female Senior Champion Reserve: K-T HONEY, Chance Kearney, EVANS, WA



CLASS 22: 1. NIX 99, Christopher Nix, MURDO, SD 2. NIX 916, Christopher Nix, MURDO, SD CLASS 23: 1. ANDERS RED CHIPS, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE 2. ROCK SOLID 99, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY CLASS 24: 1. OBRYANS JIM DANDY, Scot & Jodie O’Bryan, BELVIDERE, SD 2. ANDERS RANCH RODEO, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE Haltered Bull Junior Champion: NIX 99, Christopher Nix, MURDO, SD Haltered Bull Junior Champion Reserve: ANDERS RED CHIPS, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE CLASS 29: 1. OBRYANS WHITE LEGEND, Scot & Jodie O’Bryan, BELVIDERE, SD 2. LCL SMILEYS SOUTHERN JET, Little Creek Longhorns, ARLINGTON, NE Haltered Bull Senior Champion: OBRYANS WHITE LEGEND, Scot & Jodie O’Bryan, BELVIDERE, SD Haltered Bull Senior Champion Reserve: LCL SMILEYS SOUTHERN JET, Little Creek Longhorns, ARLINGTON, NE Haltered Bull Grand Champion: OBRYANS WHITE LEGEND, Scot & Jodie O’Bryan, BELVIDERE, SD Haltered Bull Grand Champion Reserve: NIX 99, Christopher Nix, MURDO, SD


CLASS 4: 1. OLD GLORY 93, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY CLASS 5: 1. WHITE CLAW, Kris Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Free Female Junior Champion: OLD GLORY 93, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Free Female Junior Champion Reserve: WHITE CLAW, Kris Johnson, BIG HORN, WY CLASS 10: 1. SPOTZ, Art (Sonny) A. Smith, GERING, NE 2. MOLLY 18/2, Art (Sonny) A. Smith, GERING, NE CLASS 11: 1. CORA 76, Tammy Delyea, DOUGLAS, WY 2. GAMBLIN GIRL, Art (Sonny) A. Smith, GERING, NE Free Female Senior Champion: SPOTZ, Art (Sonny) A. Smith, GERING, NE Free Female Senior Champion Reserve: CORA 76, Tammy Delyea, DOUGLAS, WY Free Female Grand Champion: SPOTZ, Art (Sonny) A. Smith, GERING, NE Free Female Grand Champion Reserve: CORA 76, Tammy Delyea, DOUGLAS, WY CLASS 16: 1. FULL MOON 68, Susie Tadewald, VAN TASSELL, WY 2. TEXAS DIXIE ROSE, Tammy Delyea, DOUGLAS, WY CLASS 17: 1. DK GLEAMIZM SHADOW, Darwyn & Renee Klarenbeek, ROCK RAPIDS, IA CLASS 19: 1. HL CLASSIC SHADOW, Gordon & Connie Howie, RAPID CITY, SD 2. RS LEONA BEGONIA, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Free Mature Female Champion: DK GLEAMIZM SHADOW, Darwyn & Renee Klarenbeek, ROCK RAPIDS, IA

CLASS 19.119: 1. K-T DAVY JONES, Chance Kearney, EVANS, WA Youth Bull Grand Champion: K-T DAVY JONES, Chance Kearney, EVANS, WA

Free Mature Female Champion Reserve: HL CLASSIC SHADOW, Gordon & Connie Howie, RAPID CITY, SD


CLASS 27.27: 1. K-T SHRIMP, Chance Kearney, EVANS, WA


Youth Steer Junior Champion: K-T SHRIMP, Chance Kearney, EVANS, WA CLASS 32.32: 1. K-T KING OF HEARTS, Chance Kearney, EVANS, WA CLASS 33.33: 1. K-T MR. JINGLES, Chance Kearney, EVANS, WA Youth Steer Senior Champion: K-T KING OF HEARTS, Chance Kearney, EVANS, WA Youth Steer Senior Champion Reseerve: K-T MR. JINGLES, Chance Kearney, EVANS, WA



CLASS 1: 1. K-T MR. JINGLES, Rocking K Bar T Ranch, EVANS, WA Steer Junior Champion: K-T MR. JINGLES, Rocking K Bar T Ranch, EVANS, WA Steer Grand Champion: K-T MR. JINGLES, Rocking K Bar T Ranch, EVANS, WA


Youth Female Senior Champion: SANDDOLLAR PRETTY PISTOL, Zoe Robertson, LUBBOCK, TX Youth Female Senior Champion Reserve: RODEO COUNTRY, Jimmie Gulbraa, WALLACE, SD


CLASS 4: 1. NIX 9195, Christopher Nix, MURDO, SD 2. ANDERS RODEO LADY, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE CLASS 5: 1. HIGH CLASS CP, Robertson Cattle Co., LUBBOCK, TX 2. COUNTRY QUEEN 92, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Haltered Female Junior Champion: HIGH CLASS CP, Robertson Cattle Co., LUBBOCK, TX Haltered Female Junior Champion Reserve: COUNTRY QUEEN 92, Toby Johnson, BIG HORN, WY CLASS 8: 1. SANDDOLLAR LADY JC, Robertson Cattle Co., LUBBOCK, TX 2. SIBI AEQUUM COWGIRL CPL, David & Kimberley Nikodym, NEWCASTLE, OK CLASS 9: 1. SANDDOLLAR PRETTY PISTOL, Robertson Cattle Co., LUBBOCK, TX 2. LJL ANGEL OF HONOR, Belle Longhorns, LLC, DOUGLAS, WY CLASS 10: 1. RODEO COUNTRY, Scot & Jodie O’Bryan, BELVIDERE, SD 2. LJL HOT LATIGO, Belle Longhorns, LLC, DOUGLAS, WY CLASS 11: 1. AD PATCH OF DARK 2K1 710, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE Haltered Female Senior Champion: SANDDOLLAR PRETTY PISTOL, Robertson Cattle Co., LUBBOCK, TX Haltered Female Senior Champion Reserve: RODEO COUNTRY, Scot & Jodie O’Bryan, BELVIDERE, SD Haltered Female Grand Champion: HIGH CLASS CP, Robertson Cattle Co., LUBBOCK, TX Haltered Female Grand Champion Reserve: SANDDOLLAR PRETTY PISTOL, Robertson Cattle Co., LUBBOCK, TX

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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

Youth Female Grand Champion: SANDDOLLAR PRETTY PISTOL, Zoe Robertson, LUBBOCK, TX Youth Female Grand Champion Reserve: HIGH CLASS CP, Jimmie Gulbraa, WALLACE, SD




CLASS 1: 1. COWBOYS RED SCOTCH, Bridgit Downs, DOUGLAS, WY 2. ALLIANCE OF STARS, Kris Johnson, BIG HORN, WY CLASS 2: 1. BRUTUS 501, Christopher Nix, MURDO, SD 2. ROSCO J GO, John Nachtman, DOUGLAS, WY Steer Junior Champion: BRUTUS 501, Christopher Nix, MURDO, SD Steer Junior Champion Reserve: ROSCO J GO, John Nachtman, DOUGLAS, WY CLASS 5: 1. DK SMOKIN’ JOE, Darwyn & Renee Klarenbeek, ROCK RAPIDS, IA 2. ANDERS THE DUKE, Art Anders, CRAWFORD, NE CLASS 6: 1. FLAT IRON, Amanda Collins, TORRINGTON, WY 2. BN JIM REEVES, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY Steer Senior Champion: FLAT IRON, Amanda Collins, TORRINGTON, WY Steer Senior Champion Reserve: BN JIM REEVES, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY


Steer Grand Champion: FLAT IRON, Amanda Collins, TORRINGTON, WY Steer Grand Champion Reserve: BN JIM REEVES, Ryan Johnson, BIG HORN, WY


CLASS 4: 1. BELLE JEWEL 94, Belle Longhorns, LLC, DOUGLAS, WY Haltered Female Junior Champion: BELLE JEWEL 94, Belle Longhorns, LLC, DOUGLAS, WY CLASS 9: 1. PEPPER MOON, Leslie Lautenschlager, PALMER, NE CLASS 10: 1. LJL HOT LATIGO, Belle Longhorns, LLC, DOUGLAS, WY 2. DARLENE 81, Belle Longhorns, LLC, DOUGLAS, WY Haltered Female Senior Champion: LJL HOT LATIGO, Belle Longhorns, LLC, DOUGLAS, WY Haltered Female Senior Champion Reserve: DARLENE 81, Belle Longhorns, LLC, DOUGLAS, WY Haltered Female Grand Champion: LJL HOT LATIGO, Belle Longhorns, LLC, DOUGLAS, WY Haltered Female Grand Champion Reserve: DARLENE 81, Belle Longhorns, LLC, DOUGLAS, WY CLASS 16: 1. BABE’S BANDIT, Leslie Lautenschlager, PALMER, NE 2. TEXAS ROSE 6066, Leslie Lautenschlager, PALMER, NE Haltered Mature Female Champion: BABE’S BANDIT, Leslie Lautenschlager, PALMER, NE Haltered Mature Female Champion Reserve: TEXAS ROSE 6066, Leslie Lautenschlager, PALMER, NE


CLASS 5: 1. PT DANCIN IN THE RAIN, Paul & Taylor Schlecht, SCRIBNER, NE Free Female Junior Champion: PT DANCIN IN THE RAIN, Paul & Taylor Schlecht, SCRIBNER, NE CLASS 9: 1. DV MAGIC TRICK, Del Vic Farms, SCRIBNER, NE 2. DV HOT FUDGE, Del Vic Farms, SCRIBNER, NE CLASS 10: 1. SALTILLO SHAZETTE 802, Damrow Longhorns, ROCA, NE 2. CL SUPER STAR CHEX, Cully & Lita Sila, MADISON, NE CLASS 11: 1. CORA 76, Belle Longhorns, LLC, DOUGLAS, WY 2. PT MISS MAGNOLIA, Paul & Taylor Schlecht, SCRIBNER, NE Free Female Senior Champion: CORA 76, Belle Longhorns, LLC, DOUGLAS, WY Free Female Senior Champion Reserve: SALTILLO SHAZETTE 802, Damrow Longhorns, ROCA, NE Free Female Grand Champion: CORA 76, Belle Longhorns, LLC, DOUGLAS, WY Free Female Grand Champion Reserve: SALTILLO SHAZETTE 802, Damrow Longhorns, ROCA, NE CLASS 16: 1. DV TIGER LILY, Del Vic Farms, SCRIBNER, NE 2. SALTILLO MIZTY 58, Damrow Longhorns, ROCA, NE CLASS 17: 1. DV BURGUNDY RED, Del Vic Farms, SCRIBNER, NE 2. TOMMIES MARGO 451, Leslie Lautenschlager, PALMER, NE CLASS 19: 1. J.R. BEULAH, Cully & Lita Sila, MADISON, NE 1. BW INCENTIVE, Cully & Lita Sila, MADISON, NE 2. LL SWINGBLADE, Leslie Lautenschlager, PALMER, NE 2. 5 CLAIRA MAE, Belle Longhorns, LLC, DOUGLAS, WY Free Mature Female Champion: J.R. BEULAH, Cully & Lita Sila, MADISON, NE Free Mature Female Champion Reserve: DV BURGUNDY RED, Del Vic Farms, SCRIBNER, NE


CLASS 4: 1. BELLE JEWEL 94, Emma Grace Velazquez, DOUGLAS, WY 2. SALTILLO SPOT, LILLY LAUTENSCHLAGER, PALMER, NE CLASS 5: 1. RINGO’S DOLL, TAORI TATE, PALMER, NE Youth Female Junior Champion: RINGO’S DOLL, TAORI TATE, PALMER, NE Youth Female Junior Champion Reserve: BELLE JEWEL 94, Emma Grace Velazquez, DOUGLAS, WY CLASS 8: 1. SALTILLO PEPPER, GRACE STROMBERG, PALMER, NE CLASS 10: 1. DARLENE 81, Emma Grace Velazquez, DOUGLAS, WY Youth Female Senior Champion: DARLENE 81, Emma Grace Velazquez, DOUGLAS, WY Youth Female Senior Champion Reserve: SALTILLO PEPPER, GRACE STROMBERG, PALMER, NE Youth Female Grand Champion: DARLENE 81, Emma Grace Velazquez, DOUGLAS, WY Youth Female Grand Champion Reserve: RINGO’S DOLL, TAORI TATE, PALMER, NE




CLASS 1: 1. CL VICKI’S REVENGE, Cully & Lita Sila, MADISON, NE 2. DV LUMPY, Del Vic Farms, SCRIBNER, NE CLASS 2: 1. DV RED JET, Del Vic Farms, SCRIBNER, NE Steer Junior Champion: DV RED JET, Del Vic Farms, SCRIBNER, NE Steer Junior Champion Reserve: CL VICKI’S REVENGE, Cully & Lita Sila, MADISON, NE CLASS 5: 1. DV JET STREAM, Del Vic Farms, SCRIBNER, NE CLASS 6: 1. SALTILLO STRAWBERY TUFF1, Damrow Longhorns, ROCA, NE Steer Senior Champion: SALTILLO STRAWBERY TUFF1, Damrow Longhorns, ROCA, NE Steer Senior Champion Reserve: DV JET STREAM, Del Vic Farms, SCRIBNER, NE Steer Grand Champion: DV RED JET, Del Vic Farms, SCRIBNER, NE Steer Grand Champion Reserve: SALTILLO STRAWBERY TUFF1, Damrow Longhorns, ROCA, NE

Show results are published after the official show records are received and verified at the TLBAA office. If there are any known issues, they will be resolved before the results are published.


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BEAVER CREEK LONGHORNS - Est. 1995. Conformation, color, disposition, pedigree and HORNS.  Reasonable prices.  Carole Muchmore, Ponca City, OK.  580 765-9961 (calls only) or email cmuchmor@ poncacity.net. www.beavercreeklonghorns.com

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

LONE WOLF RANCH Dr. Lee and Linda Ragains

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THATE Cattle Company

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


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Advertising Index —A— AA Longhorns..............................................52 A & S Land & Cattle.....................................53 American Livestock.................................... 46 Anderson, Frank Jr. and III...........................8 AOK Longhorn Ranch............................... 20 Arch Acres.....................................................52 Astera Meadows..........................................54 —B— Bar H Ranch..................................................52 Beadle Land & Cattle............................. 8, 52 Bennett Longhorn Cattle Co......................8 Big Valley Longhorns..................................52 Bentwood Ranch.........................................54 Bolen Longhorns.........................................33 BPT Longhorns..............................................8 Buckhorn Cattle Co................................... 52 Bull & Barrel Longhorns...................... 19, 38 Bull Creek Longhorns...................................5 Butler Breeders......................................... 8-9 —C— Cattle Baron’s Premier Longhorn Sale.........IBC Caballo Bravo Longhorns..........................52 Cedar View Ranch.......................................52 Champion Genetics....................................47 Christa Cattle Co...........................................8 Coldwater Creek Longhorn......................29 Crazy Cattle Co...........................................53 —D— Dalgood Longhorns................................. 8, 9 Danley Enterprises, Inc.................................3 DCCI Equipment.........................................47 Diamond Q Longhorns..............................52 Dickinson Cattle Co...................................BC DK Longhorn Ranch...................................52 Double A Longhorns..................................52 Doug Hunt Longhorns...............................54 —E— Eddie Wood Cowtown Classic.................22 El Coyote Ranch............................................ 1 —F— FHR Longhorns.......................................... IFC Flying D Ranch.............................................53 Flying Diamond Ranch...............................52 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.............25 Four Color Press..........................................47 —G— G&G Longhorns........................................... 13 —H— Helm Cattle Co............................................53

—H— Hickman Longhorns...................................54 Hired Hand................................................... 21 Husky Branding Irons.................................45 —J— Jack Mountain Ranch.................................54 J.M.R. Cattle Co....................................20, 53 J.T. Wehring Family Ranch........................54 —K— King, Terry.....................................................52 Kourtis Family Farms LLC...........................53 —L— Lawton Fort Sill............................................39 Lazy JL Longhorns......................................47 Lightning Longhorns..................................54 Little Ace Cattle Co................................. 8, 9 Lodge Creek Longhorns............................52 Lone Wolf Ranch.........................................52 Lonesome Pines Ranch............................. 17 Lucas Ranch.................................................52 Lucky Mountain Ranch.............................. 31 —M— McLeod Ranch...............................................9 Moriah Farms...............................................53 —N— National Western Stock Show..................43 Northbrook Cattle Company....................53 —O— Oliver Longhorns.........................................53 —P— Pine Brothers Longhorns...........................29 —R— R 3 Hilltop Ranch........................................ 38 Rio Vista Ranch..............................................9 Rockin Hil Longhorns.................................52 Rockin I Longhorns.....................................54 Rocking P Longhorns.............................. 8, 9 Rocky Mountain Longhorns.....................52 Rolling D Ranch...........................................52 Ross Ranch Horns.......................................53 Running Arrow Longhorns........................45 —S— Safari B Ranch..............................................52 Sand Hills Ranch......................................7, 52 Singing Coyote Ranch...............................54 SS Longhorns...............................................53 Star Creek Ranch.........................................54 Struthoff Ranch..................................... 37, 54


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“Get In Line For The Horn Parade!” Thanks to Dave & Patti Pace of Frisco, TX for the submission.

—T— Thate Cattle Co.............................................8 Thurmond Longhorns................................54 TLBAA Longhorn Weekend....................... 51 Triple R Ranch (TX)........................................9 Triple S Bar Ranch.......................................53 TS Adcock Longhorns................................54 —W— Walker, Ron...................................................54 WB Longhorns.............................................53 Westfarms Inc................................................9 WI Longhorns & Leather............................53 Wichita Fence Company...........................45

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Coming Events


MARCH 2020

OCTOBER 3-5 • TLBAA Horn Showcase, Lawton, OK. Pam Robison 817-625-6241 or pam@tlbaa.org Oct 4 - Measuring, Bull Alley Oct 5 - Futurity, Bred & Owned Sale

MARCH 13-15 • NTLBA Spring Show, Hopkins County Civic Center, Sulphur Springs, TX. Entry deadline 2/26/20. Contact John Oliver 972-268-0083, joliver210@yahoo.com or Brenda Oliver 972-268-0031, boliver84@yahoo.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth, Youth Points Only, Miniatures & Trophy Steers.

OCTOBER 5-6 • State Fair of Texas Longhorn Show, Dallas, TX. Entry deadline 9/1/19. Pam Robison 817-625-6241, pam@tlbaa.org or Kevin Rooker (817) 692-7843 or krooker61@gmail.com.

MARCH 14 • Rodeo Austin, Travis County Expo Center, Austin, TX. Contact Kathy Bruner, kathy@therockingbranch.com or 512-689-8624. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth, Miniatures & Trophy Steers.

OCTOBER 18-20 • STLA Llano Longhorn Show, Llano, TX. Entry Deadline Oct. 9. Sandi Nordhausen 512-750-1350 / sandi.nordhausen@gmail.com or Bubba Bollier 325-247-6249 / bollier7572@yahoo.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free, & Youth. Trophy Steers, Miniatures.

MARCH 20-21 • Texas Longhorn Legacy Sale, Grapevine, TX. Contact Chase Vasut, chasevasut@yahoo.com or Bear Davidson, beardavidson@ymail.com.

OCTOBER 19 • Tallgrass Cattle Company Absolute Dispersal, Winfield, KS. Bruce McCarty Promotions (817) 991-8825 or brucemccartypromotions@gmail.com. OCTOBER 25-27 • Ark-La-Tex Annual Fall Show, George H. Henderson Jr. Exposition Center, Lufkin ,TX. Contact Jessica Wade, 903-948-5194 or dubosejessica@yahoo.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free, Youth, and Miniatures.

NOVEMBER 2019 NOVEMBER 7-10 • State Fair of Louisiana, Fairgrounds, Shreveport, LA. Entry deadline 10/10/19. Contact Jessica Wade at 903-948-5194 or dubosejessica@ yahoo.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free, Youth, and Trophy Steers. NOVEMBER 9 • Texas Longhorn & Ranch Horse Fall Select Sale, Crossroads Centre, Oyen, AB. Ron Walker, 403-548-6684, Cell 403-528-0200, walkersu7texaslonghorns@gmail.com, www.walkerslonghorns.com. NOVEMBER 15-17 • Kaufman Police Association Longhorn Show, Henderson County Fairgrounds, Athens, TX. Joel Norris, 972-533-4945 or joel1983@ embarqmail.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free, & Youth, Miniatures & Trophy Steers NOVEMBER 25 • Canadian National Texas Longhorn Show, Agribition, Regina, SK. Contact Deb Lesyk 306-867-9427 or halters.buckets@yahoo.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Trophy Steers.

MARCH 27 • YMBL South Texas State Fair, Ford Arena, Beaumont, TX. Contact Jessica Wade at 903-948-5194 or dubosejessica@yahoo.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. MARCH 27-29 • OTLA Spring Shoot-Out, Payne County Expo Center, Stillwater, OK. Contact David Edwards at 918-557-0364 or dledwards.texaslonghorncattle@ gmail.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free, Youth, Youth Points Only & Trophy Steers. MARCH 28 • Texoma Spring Classic, Red River Sale Barn, Overbrook, OK. Sale hosts: Bob & Pam Loomis, Dale Hunt & Sherrill Caddel, and Chris & Christina Clark. Contact Dale Hunt at 402-214-4851.

APRIL 2020 APRIL 4 • Longhorn Opportunities Spotlight Sale, ContactJustin Rombeck 816536-1083 or justinthelonghornman@gmail.com or Joel Lemley 325-668-3552 or jlem@camalott.com. APRIL 10-11 • 7th Annual Blue Ridge Longhorn Sale, Contact Bubba Bollier at bollier7572@yahoo.com or 325-247-6249. APRIL 24-26 • Great Western Trail Days, Goree Expo Center, Coleman, TX. Contact Ashlee Miller, slickrockdesigns@gmail.com, (325) 669-2292 or Catherine Morris, morriscatran@taylortel.net, (325) 829-9219. Qualifying Haltered, Trophy Steers, Youth & Youth Points Only. APRIL 25 • Midwest 25th Anniversary Sale, Winfield, KS. Sale Host Debbie Bowman. Contact Joel Lemley 325-668-3552 or jlem@camalott.com.

DECEMBER 2019 DECEMBER 6-8 • NTLBA Holiday Extravaganza, Contact Dr. Justin A. Sabio (940) 902-3244 or drjustinsabio@gmail.com.

JANUARY 2020 JANUARY 17-21• Texas Longhorn Weekend, Fort Worth, TX. Pam Robison 817-625-6241 x 106 or pam at tlbaa.org Jan 17 - Affiliates Presidents Meeting, Board Meeting, Annual Membership Meeting, Awards Banquet Jan 18 - Eddie Wood Cowtown Classic Sale Jan 20 - TLBT Youth Show at Fort Worth Stock Show Jan 21 - TLBAA Open Show at Fort Worth Stock Show JANUARY 24-25 • National Western Stock Show, Denver, CO. Entry deadline 11/20/19. Contact Lana Pearson 719-740-0741, lana14338@gmail.com. Qualifying Free, Haltered & Youth.

FEBRUARY 2020 FEBRUARY 14-16 • San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo, San Angelo Fairgrounds, San Angelo, TX. Entry deadline 1/15/20. Contact Dennis Urbantke 325-656-9321, dennis@thlonghorns.com. Qualifying Haltered, Youth & Youth Points Only. FEBRUARY 22 • Matagorda County Fair, Matagorda County Fairgrounds, Bay City, TX. Entry Deadline February 7th. Stephen Head 979-549-5270 or headshorns@ hotmail.com. Qualifying Youth.

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MAY 2020 MAY 1-2 • Red McCombs Fiesta Sale, Johnson City, TX. Alan & Teresa Sparger 210-445-8798 or dodgeram52@yahoo.com. www.redmccombslonghorns.com MAY 1-3 • TLBGCA Spring Show, Miracle Farm, Brenham, TX. Entry Deadline April 22nd. Stephen Head 979-549-5270 or headshorns@hotmail.com. Qualifying Haltered & Youth, Trophy Steers, Miniatures.

AUGUST 2020 AUGUST 7 • Rocky Mountain Select Winchester Futurity, Latigo Trails Event Center, Colorado Springs, CO. Marlene Reynolds 719-510-2151 or cowgirlmama83@gmail.com. AUGUST 7 • Semper Fi Banquet and Select Heifer Sale, Latigo Trails Event Center, Colorado Springs, CO. Marlene Reynolds 719-510-2151 or cowgirlmama83@gmail.com. AUGUST 8 • Rocky Mountain Select Texas Longhorn Sale, Latigo Trails Event Center, Colorado Springs, CO. Start time 11 a.m. Charlie Searle 719-649-0058 or charliesearle02@gmail.com AUGUST 21 • Regional Horn Measurement Competition, Central States Fair, Rapid City, SD. Scot O’Bryan (605) 344-2263 or Gordon Howie (605) 381-3998. AUGUST 22 • 2nd Annual Top Hand Invitational Longhorn Sale, Central States Fair, Rapid City, SD. Scot O’Bryan (605)344-2263 or Gordon Howie (605) 381-3998. AUGUST 23 • 5th Annual World Qualifying Longhorn Show, Central States Fair, Rapid City, SD. Scot O’Bryan (605) 344-2263 or Gordon Howie (605) 381-3998.



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Superior value is achieved more by correct matings, than matings of costly cattle. By DCC experimenting with the leading sires, the data shows most success comes with Tuff, Rio, Top Caliber, Saddlehorn, and Rodeo Max with daughters of Drag Iron.

When something is beautiful at DCC — it just keeps happening. Sons, daughters and semen available. (Not available in auctions) *All cows pictured, born/raised at DCC, sired by Drag Iron — semen $150.


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October 2019 Trails Magazine  

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The Official Publication of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America