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MOSSER FAMILY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND (In Memory of TLBAA member and Longhorn Breeder Rex Mosser’s beloved wife Vicki and son Philip) Because of the generosity of fellow breeders, the Mosser Family Memorial Scholarship has helped some wonderful, deserving students attend school. The scholarships are solely for educational expenses: books, supplies, tuition fees and room and board.

GUIDELINES • Must be a current TLBAA member or TLBT member • High school senior or currently enrolled in college • Full-time student if enrolled in a post-secondary institution • Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or 4.0 on a 5.0 scale, appropriate school transcripts must be submitted with application • At least one letter of recommendation must be written by a school counselor or other school official • Submit an essay with reasons why you should receive this scholarship and your life goals. This typed essay should be no longer than one page, double-spaced in 12-point type • All payments made to the school itself if chosen for the scholarship

DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY! For applications contact:

Mosser Scholarship Fund c/o Zech Dameron 108 Newcastle Court, Coppell, TX 75019 For more information or to donate: Zech Dameron @ or call 972-393-5696 with questions.


Texas Longhorn Trails

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

Staff VOL. 22 NO. 7


Editor in Chief: Brenda Cantrell • Ext. 104

Contributing Editors: Carolyn Hunter

Henry L. King Advertising: Carolyn Hunter • (817) 808-6895 (254) 697-2060 Office

Rick Fritsche •

Ext. 107


Graphic Design & Production Laura Standley, Art Director • Ext. 105



Fair Weather – Here it Comes! ..........36 By Henry King

Chairman Letter ..................................6 In the Pen ............................................8 TLBT Letter ......................................43 News on the Trail ..............................47 Affiliate News ....................................50 Herd Management ............................52 Movers and Shakers............................54 Dams of Distinction ..........................56 Memorials ..........................................57 Advertising Index ..............................63 Just for Grins......................................63 Save the Date ....................................64

Feature Articles: The Status of Sex Sorted Semen and its use in the Texas Longhorn Breed ........32 By Dustin Dean, PhD Emergency Preparedness..........................46

Sales, Shows & Tours: Rocky Mountain Sale Results ............14-15 Butler Sale Results..............................28-29 Winchester Futurity Results ..............34-35

Special Reports: Horn Showcase Satellite Dates and Event Schedule..............................................20

About the Cover: M ARROW HOUDINI a 77.25 inch T2T four year old; dob 12-25-2005, is being tended and groomed by females at Joe and Carolyn Wissel’s ranch near San Marcos, Texas. Houdini is owned by Glenn Phipps, and works at IndianPoint Ranch. In a co-operative effort and arrangement, JC Texas Longhorns is mating Houdini to elite cows to work his magic. Joe, received just days before, a new Kodak, when this great photo op presented itself for him to capture. M Arrow Houdini is by 75” DH Red Ranger and out of 80+” Bayou Empress.


Myra Basham •

Ext. 108

Multi-Media Designer/Photographer Coral Bucy • Ext. 109

Regional Correspondents Lori Beeson • Nolensville, Tennessee Bonnie Damrow • Roca, Nebraska Paige Evans • Kiowa, Colorado Rebecca Moeller • Socorro, New Mexico Wanda Moore • Sulphur Bluff, Texas Bodie Quary • Prague, Oklahoma

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

“We reach every TLBAA member”

Deadline: November 2010 deadline is October 1st.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS Established 1964 2315 N. Main St. #402 Fort Worth, TX 76164 (817) 625-6241 • FAX (817) 625-1388 E-mail: •

Executive Committee Chairman of the Board: Steven Zunker • (210) 827-3940 Executive Vice Chairman: Charlie Buenger • (254) 749-7811 1st Vice Chairman: Lana Hightower • (903) 963-7442 2nd Vice Chairman: Doc Hyder • (352) 567-2555 Secretary: Theo Kocian • (361) 798-0073 Treasurer: Dr. Darlene Aldridge • (979) 272-3600 Director: Randy Briscoe • (405) 375-3090 Director: Steve Quary • (405) 567-3093

Division B Regions 7-12

Division C Regions 13-18

At-Large Director

At-Large Director

At-Large Director

Doc Hyder

Lana Hightower

At-Large Director

At-Large Director

Dora Thompson

Darlene Aldridge, D.V.M.

Region 1 - Director

Region 7 - Director

Ron Walker

Donnie Taylor

Division A Regions 1-6

(352) 567-2555 k&

(318) 872-6329 or (318) 871-6160

(403) 548-6684 Region 2 - Director

Mark Stuck

(540) 752-6831 Region 3 - Director

Scott Simmons

(618) 729-2004 Region 4 - Director

Carl R. Brantley

Special Events: Kim Barfield, Sale Asst. • Ext. 119 Pam Galloway, Show Asst. • Ext. 106

(979) 272-3600

(936) 422-3155 Region 8 - Director

Kerry Mounce (214) 675-9317

Region 9 - Director

Robert Richey (325) 942-1198

Region 10 - Director

Charlie Buenger

(336) 667-5452

(254) 749-7811

Region 5 - Director

Region 11 - Director

Terry King

Office Staff

(903) 963-7442

(850) 956-4154 Region 6 - Director

Gene Juranka

(337) 328-7258

Theo Kocian

(361) 798-0073 Region 12 - Director

Steven Zunker

Steve Quary

(405) 567-3093 At-Large Director

Rich Spooner

(580) 320-4441 Region 13 - Director

Vacant Region 14 - Director

Jim Rombeck

(785) 799-3712 Region 15 Director

Randy Briscoe (405) 375-3090

Region 16 - Director

Doug Hunt

(435) 275-2112 Region 17 - Director

Terry Fuhriman

(208) 860-7430 Region 18 - Director

Ray Beadle

(408) 656-6266

(210) 827-3940

Registrations: Dana Coomer • Ext. 116 Rick Fritsche • Ext. 107 Financial Services: Dawn LeBlanc • Ext. 121

TLBAA BREED ADVISORY COMMITTEE Chairman: Dr. Bob Kropp Oklahoma State University

Dr. Harlan Ritchie

Dr. Charles McPeake

Michigan State University

University of Georgia

Dr. Bill Able

Dr. Scott Schaake

Northwestern Oklahoma University

Kansas State University

Marshall Ruble Iowa State University

Dr. Randall Grooms TAES Texas A&M University


Past Presidents & Chairmen of the Board CHARLES SCHREINER III*






















GLEN W. LEWIS 1992-1995




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From the Chairman of the Board Dear TLBAA Members: This October brings us the 11th year of the TLBAA Horn Showcase competition which will be held October 14–16, 2010 in Fort Worth, Texas. You will be able to see a large collection of beautiful, big horned cattle including those in the new Twisty Horn Division; attend informative seminars; enjoy mingling at the Friday evening banquet and have a chance to bid on some fantastic cattle consigned to the Saturday sale. Brent Bolen and the Horn Showcase volunteers along with the office staff are to be commended on putting this great event together. There will be a TLBAA Board of Directors meeting at the Will Rogers Complex on Saturday, October 16, 2010 scheduled to begin at 7:00 P.M. Members are always welcome at Board meetings. If you are unable to make it to Fort Worth, I encourage you to attend one of the satellite horn measuring events in your area. While many things have changed over the last 46 years, the purposes of the TLBAA remain the same. In 1964, a small group of concerned cattlemen banded together to preserve the unique heritage of Texas Longhorn cattle. With this as their goal, they established the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America (TLBAA): – to maintain the breed registry – to recognize Texas Longhorn cattle as a distinct breed in order to protect the unique heritage of the Texas Longhorn and its link with the history of America – to promote sound breeding practices – to preserve the purity of the breed – to promote public awareness of Texas Longhorn cattle – to recognize and promote members of the Association – to encourage others to develop and maintain herds which will be registered with the Association so as to preserve this magnificent breed of cattle and – to aid in the advancement of scientific knowledge of the past ancestry and future breeding of Texas Longhorn cattle. In my opinion the people make the breed as much as the cattle do. I believe the passion for the cattle and the friendships that we develop are the reason we have joined together as an association. The main mission is to promote Texas Longhorn cattle but our members are the main asset. Working together in a common direction to promote our cattle is the tie that binds us together. The Texas members (Division B) will be receiving ballots during the middle of October to nominate their regional and divisional directors that will serve three year terms on the TLBAA Board of Directors. Please participate in the nominating process. On September 1, 2010, the presiding judge in 153rd Judicial District Court of Tarrant County, Texas signed an Order of Dismissal in the Gravett lawsuit filed against the TLBAA in February 2009. The order became effective October 1, 2010. This brings an end to this lawsuit and the expenditure of attorney fees being paid by the TLBAA members in this case. I look forward to seeing you at a Texas Longhorn event soon.

Steven Zunker TLBAA Chairman of the Board

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Division B Directors To Be Elected

Coming up for nominations soon will be all Division B directors, consisting of two (2) At-Large positions and Regions 7-12. Watch for your nomination form being mailed 90 days prior to our Annual Membership Meeting which will be held in Fort Worth, Texas on Jan. 14, 2011. According to the TLBAA By-Laws, Section 2—D: At least ninety (90) days prior to the Annual Membership Meeting, the TLBAA Office shall mail to the Active and Lifetime Members a request for nomination of individual or individuals for Director from the member’s representational region. Such member nominations shall be received in the Association office no later than sixty (60) days prior to the Annual Meeting. In order that any member nominee be eligible to be placed on the election ballot, he must receive write-in nominations from five (5) members who are Active or Lifetime Members. Should there be no members nominated by the membership for a particular Region, or should a nominee decline to have his name placed on the ballot, the Board of Directors will appoint an Active or Lifetime Member in good standing domiciled within the division to fill the vacant position at the same meeting as the election of TLBAA officers.


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


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Division C Regions 13 - 18

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

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

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


Highlights Submitted by Stan Searle Sale Average: $1,695 Top 10 Average: $4,600 Heifer Lots Average: $2,009 Volume Buyers: Oren & Dianna O’Dell, Osawatomie, KS; Jim & Betty Civis, Lamar, CO.

✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯ HIGH SELLING LOT:


Consigned by Lee Decker Buyer: Frank & Michelle Hevrdejs, Houston, TX


Lee Decker of Worland, WY, consigned Sittin Purdy LD. Frank Hevrdejs of Houston paid $10,000 for her.


Hevrdejs Purchase Tops Sale

Sale Results

Rocky Mountain Sale Draws a Crowd Robust attendance helped push prices significantly above last year’s results at the Texas Longhorn sale held in August at Colorado Springs, CO. Buyers, including those via Internet, represented 11 states, spanning the country. High selling lot was Lee Decker’s Sittin Bull heifer purchased by Frank and Michelle Hevrdejs of Houston for $10,000. High selling cow was Helm Cattle Company’s PC Delta Bella, a Coach daughter that went to Oren and Dianna O’Dell of Osawatomie, KS for $8,000. She was judged Champion Elite Cow (10 yrs. or older) of the sale. D/O Foxy Rose, a granddaughter of Hunts Command Respect and Lethal Blade consigned by the O’Dells, was purchased by John and Debra Helm of Red Oak, TX for $5,000. The Champion Sr. Cow, Whisper’s Reyna Joy, consigned by Kent and Christine Bladen, sold for $2,500 to Bjorn and Shanna Carlson of Roy, UT. Champion Jr. Cow was Baby boomer 88, a Boomerang C P granddaughter consigned by Helm Cattle Company. She went to Oren and Dianna O’Dell for $3,250. Champion Sr. Heifer was Brews Surprise, consigned by Gary and Brenda Bruch and purchased by Bill and Elizabeth Hudson of Corydon, IN for $3,500. Grand Champion Jr. Heifer was a Top Caliber granddaughter consigned by Brett and Darcy DeLapp that sold to Stan and Lorna Searle of Monument, CO for $2,000. Overall average was $1,695 with the top 10 lots averaging $4,600 and 24 heifer lots averaging $2,009. Volume Buyers were Oren and Dianna O’Dell. Contending for Volume Buyer honors were Jim and Betty Civis of Lamar, CO. Last year’s youngest buyer was a 12- year-old. This year the youngest buyer was 10 year-old John Farnsworth of Mountain Home, UT. He paid $2,800 for a Matthew daughter consigned by Joe and Debbie Assad of Houston, TX. According to Stan Searle, who hosts the event, this year’s prices were up $200 over last year. He cited three factors as contributing to the improved prices. “Improvement in the quality of cattle, including two dozen excellent heifers, laid the foundation,” he stated. “Equally important are buyers—and we had buyers from as far away as Pennsylvania, Indiana, Oregon—and, of course, Texas.” Increased promotion, utilizing all three industry magazines and the Internet, helped sustain the usual healthy attendance. The pre-sale dinner continues to serve as “a yearly rendezvous for Longhorn folks from both sides of the Rockies and many distant states.” Searle gave special recognition to the sponsors of the Rocky Mountain Select Sale. “These are folks who, for the most part, have been selling and buying good cattle at this event for 10 years or more.” They included Kent and Christine Bladen of UT; Lee Decker and Brett and Darcy DeLapp of WY; Durell and Linda Farnsworth and Steve Gaskill of UT; John and Debra Helm of TX; Jim and Sarah Hutchinson of CO; Bill and Jo Le’An of MI; John and Darlene Nelson of CO, and Scott and Megan Pace of UT. Hosting the 12 year-old sale were Stan and Lorna Searle along with Gary and Donna Lake. Auctioneer was Joel Lemley of Blackwell, TX, with pedigree commentary by Justin Rombeck of Home, KS. Joyce Wood of Wynnewood, OK managed the sale office and clerking functions. Next year the Rocky Mountain Select Sale will take place August 13, at Latigo, the indoor venue located just northeast of Colorado Springs, CO. For consignment information contact Stan Searle at (719) 481-3735 or or sale manager Gary Lake at (719) 314-8294 or Texas Longhorn Trails

Baby Boomer 88, by EOT Outback Hunter out of a Buck Adams cow, was chosen Champion Jr. Cow. Consigned by Helm Cattle Co., she sold to Oren and Dianna O’Dell for $3,250.

Helm Cattle Co. consignments included two Grand Champions, both of which were purchased by the O’Dells. Shown (l to r) are: Stan Searle, Nathan and John Helm, Dianna and Oren O’Dell, and Lorna Searle.

Pre-sale dinner gave old friends an opportunity to visit. Shown (l to r) are Oren and Dianna O’Dell, with Jo and Bill Le’An.

PC Delta Bella, a 10-year-old Coach daughter and Emperor grandddaughter, consigned by Helm Cattle Co. of Red Oak, TX was Grand Champion Elite Cow (10-yrs. and older) of the Rocky Mountain Select Sale. Oren and Dianna O’Dell, paid $8,000 for her.

Russ and Tammy Thacker of Scottsbluff, NE, shown enjoying the pre-sale dinner, were among first-time buyers at the Select Sale.

Sarah Hutchinson, one of the sale sponsors, presents plaque for Champion Sr. Heifer, to Martee Searle who represented buyers Bill and Elizabeth Hudson. At right are sellers, Gary and Brenda Bruch.

Mark Your Calendars! August 13, 2011 - Rocky Mountain Select Sale, Latigo, CO Indoor venue located just northeast of Colorado Springs, CO Stan Searle at (719) 481-3735 or or sale manager Gary Lake at (719) 314-8294 or October 2010


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Rolling Creek Ranch

Roger & Connie Greer P.O. Box 66 • Iredell,TX 76649 (415) 307-3538 •

e are r e h t , e l a In this s ls a m i n a e r 32 or mo rns o h T T T ” 80 with over edigree! in their p • (903) 570-5199 • (903) 833-5810

Never before has anyone been able to offer such a diverse line of genetics and crosses. At our website you can see a complete offering of the sale. Each lot has a complete pedigree for your inspection. Spend some time looking through them. I am sure you will see something you didn't even know existed. Every animal will sell to the highest bidder without exceptions. In this sale you will find genetics from the following animals, not once, but many times. You might say we have a blended genetic herd. Hope to see you here, Ron Temptations the Ace • CP Measles Flower MMW Gorilla • Lamb's Temptation Delta Cordy • MF TNT • Working Woman Overlyn • Capone • Horsehead Ticklish DH Red Ranger • ZD Kelly • L Majestic Cameo Top Caliber • Watson 155 • Farlap Chex Phenomenal Printzess • Delta Van Horne Coach • Soapweed • Bayou Empress Working Man Chex • Rutledge's Miss Sue Tari Graves • Tari's Sweet Thing • Delta Disco Phenomenon • Phenomenal Dorothy HHH Carla • Sequela • Starlight Watson 83 • Emperor • Delta Melva Day's Feisty Fannie • Norma Rae Leigh

November 6, 2010 Lunch served at 12:30 Sale starts promptly at 2:30

903 833 5810 home • 903 570 5199 Ron Local hotels in Canton, TX Best Western Inn~ 903 567 6591 Comfort Inn ~ 903 567-6011 • Super 8 Inn ~ 903 567 6567 • (903) 570-5199 • (903) 833-5810

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October 2, 2010 Mosser/Stotts Partnership Satellite Measuring 9617 OSR, Midway, TX 75852 • (713) 598-2220 • (713) 252-0218 October 2, 2010 • 2 p.m. Terry King Satellite Measuring - Westville, FL (850) 956-4154 October 2, 2010 Doug Hunt Satellite Measuring - Saint George, UT (435) 680-4822 C • (435) 275-2112

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October 2, 2010 Mike Bowman Satellite Measuring 5310 281st Rd, Cambridge, KS (316) 778-1717 •

October 9, 2010 El Coyote Satellite Measuring - Kingsville, TX (361) 522-0807 • (361) 296-4275 •

October 9, 2010 Alexandra Dees • (541) 358-8787 Terry Fuhriman • (208) 860-7430 Satellite Measuring - Harper, OR

October 10, 2010 Scott Simmons Satellite Measuring - Medora, IL (618) 729-2004 •

October 9, 2010 Tennessee Valley Satellite Measuring White Pine, TN Carl Brantley • (336) 667-5452 Region 4 Mark Stuck • (540) 752-6831 Region 2

October 12, 2010 Great Lakes Texas Longhorn Assoc. Satellite Measuring - Horton, MI Dick Lowe • (517) 688-3030 Tom Smith • (616) 897-6235

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 12(noon)-7pm cattle may begin arriving- Will Rogers Complex, Fort Worth, TX Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 8am-2pm cattle continue to arrive 6pm-8pm cocktails and heavy Hors d’ oeuvres (around the show ring)

3pm-6pm cattle measuring 7pm Longhorn Trivia Game

Friday, October 15, 2010 - 8am ‘till last measurement Seminars until 4pm featuring: Animal Photography 101 & Branding Procedures by Justin Rombeck Webinar on Registrations and Transfers on new system (Will Rogers-John Justin Arena) 7pm Horn Showcase Award Dinner and Auction (Radisson Hotel at Fossil Creek in the Meacham/Flat Iron Room) Live Band Featuring: Angry Jack & The Accordians - Dancing Optional Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 8am-12pm Viewing of Sale Cattle (sale cattle may also be viewed throughout the Horn Showcase event) 11am-1pm Fall Horn Showcase Luncheon Live band from 11am-1pm (Angry Jack & The Accordians) 1pm Fall Horn Showcase Sale (West Sale Arena) 6pm Cattle Released

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Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 8am-12pm Cattle Load Out Texas Longhorn Trails



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October 2010





January 14-18, 2011 – Fort Worth, TX

January 14 – Meetings: 8 am – Affiliates Meeting – Radisson Hotel/ Fossil Creek 10 am – General Membership Meeting – Radisson Hotel/Fossil Creek January 15 – Premier Heifer Sale – Will Rogers West Arena – Offering Select 2007, 2008 and 2009 Heifers

Consignment Deadline: October 23, 2010

January 14 – 18 – Fort Worth Stock Show World Qualifying Haltered and Youth. Contact Trigg or Traci Moore/Showchairs for more information: or Trigg or call (254) 796-4269 or (254) 396-5592. All entries must be submitted to the TLBAA office by November 15, 2010. January 18 – Meetings: 9 am-12 pm – World Show Committee Meeting – Barn 4 Will Rogers Complex, Fort Worth, TX

Hotel Information: Radisson offers $85 per room night for the TLBAA. Deadline to reserve a room at this reduced rate is December 12, 2010. Call (800) 396-7046 or (817) 625-9911. More information will be coming soon. If you have questions, please contact the TLBAA Special Events Department: Kim Barfield or Pam Galloway at (817) 625-6241 or email or


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★ 4 full page or 12 - 1/3 color ads within the sponsorship pages in the Trails magazine beginning September 2010 ★ A full page ad in Showcase program ★ 3 hanging banners at the Showcase ★ Ranch exhibit space at the Showcase ★ Special recognition at all events ★ Special HS logo to run on all ads if desired ★ Name listed on all HS literature: Trails, press releases, etc.

★ A 1/6 page color ad page in the Trails magazine beginning September 2010 ★ A 1/4 page ad in the Showcase Program ★ Space for a banner ★ Special recognition at all events



★ 2 Full page or 6 – 1/3 color ads within the sponsorship pages in the Trails magazine beginning September 2010 ★ 100 Overruns of one of the full-page ads to use as a marketing resource ★ A 1/2 page ad in Showcase program ★ 2 hanging banners at the Showcase ★ Special recognition at all events ★ Special HS logo to run on all ads if desired ★ Name listed on all HS literature: Trails, press releases, etc.

TEXAS TWISTER - $1,000 ★ A 1/3 pg color ad within the sponsorship pages in the Trails magazine beginning September 2010 ★ A 1/3 page ad in the Showcase Program ★ A Hanging Banner at Showcase ★ Special recognition at all events ★ Name listed on all HS literature: Trails, press releases, etc.

MOSSY HORN - Diamond D Ranch • Struthoff Ranch Brent & Cynthia Bolen • Bill & Judy Meridith Mike & Debbie Bowman LEAD STEER - Sand Hills Ranch • Rick Friedrich Panther Creek Longhorns TEXAS TWISTER - Robert & Kim Richey • Kathy Kittler Frank Anderson Jr. & III • Oliver Longhorns Mike Crawford & Pam Watkins • Ty Wehring Mike & Kim MacLeod • Bernard Lankford Steve & Rene’ Azinger • Chisholm Range Longhorns Joel & Shirley Lemley • Doug & Sandy Stotts For more information on these packages contact Kim Barfield At (817) 625-6241.

RAWHIDER - $250 ★ A Sale Pen color ad within sponsorship pages in the Trails magazine beginning September 2010 ★ A business card size ad in the Showcase Program ★ Special recognition at all events

DRAG RIDER - $75 ★ A breeders guide ad size ad in the Showcase Program ★ Special recognition at all events

BRUSH POPPER - Terry & Sherri Adcock Vida Nueva Ranch • First Financial Bank Winchester Futurity RAWHIDER - Dr. Lee & Linda Ragains East Texas Longhorn Association • Jake Taylor George Gillespie • Gary & Lisa Baugher Doug Hunt • Gail Moore • Tom & Cay Billingsley DRAG RIDER - Robert Fenza • Dora Thompson Dr. Bob & Susan Kropp • Jim & Becky Rombeck Richard Spooner • Steven Zunker • Ann & Fred Smith Longhorn Opportunity • Jim Rombeck • Scott Simmons Ray Beadle • Teresa & Kevin Chancellor Kimble Cattle Co. • Dr. Gene & Lana Hightower Ron & Kevin Asbill • Robert & Rosalie Brackebusch Donnie Taylor • Star Creek Ranch • Steve Quary Mark Stuck • Larson Longhorns • D & W Cattle Ron Walker • Lee & Linda Blackwell • Larry & Glen Smith Roger & Connie Greer • Maurice & Ann Ladnier Michael & Linda Mitchell UNITED WE STAND ($137) - Clay Mitchell • Terry King Scott Hughes Dick Lowe • Jimmy L. Jones • Nancy Dunn Scott Pace • Ken Morris • Steve Gaskill • Aaron Adkins Dan Hudson A special thanks to these wonderful sponsors!

YES! I WANT TO SPONSOR THE 2010 TLBAA HORN SHOWCASE! NAME: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________TLBAA# ____________________________ ADDRESS: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ CITY ____________________________________________________________STATE __________ZIP __________________PHONE ________________________________________




Mail or Fax Form to: Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America P.O. Box 4430 • Fort Worth, TX 76164 Fax: (817) 625-1388 • Phone: (817) 625-6241 October 2010

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Give your breeding program Beadle Land & Cattle - Ray & Bonnie Beadle Los Gatos & Hollister, California (408) 656-6266 Fax: (408) 356-7383 e-mail:

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

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

Eagles Ridge Longhorns - Paul & Judi Sellers

3245 Sugarloaf Key Rd, U21A, Punta Gorda, Florida 33955 (941) 979-2419 or (443) 624-0792 e-mail:

Falls Creek Longhorns - Stanley & Sandi Tidwell 2330 W. FM 875, Midlothian, TX 76065 Contact Russell Hooks - (409) 381-0616 Herd Manager/Consultant e-mail:

Kent & Sandy Harrell

15 W 6th St Ste 2510, Tulsa, OK 74119 (918) 299-6402 • (918) 733-4008 • e-mail:

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

Brennan & Michele Potts - Rocking P Longhorns P.O. Box 579, Emory, TX 75440 (903) 473-2430 Cell: (903) 348-5400 e-mail:

Rafter H Longhorns - Kenn Harding, Tammy Tiner & Laura Harding 200 Pershing Ave., College Station, TX 77840 (979) 777-5256 e-mail:

Rio Vista Ranch – Elmer & Susan Rosenberger 4818 Eck Lane, Austin, TX 78734 (512) 266-3250 Cell: (512) 422-8336 e-mail:

Shamrock Land & Cattle LLC - Gary, Patric & McKenna Donovan P.O. Box 374, Mt. Hood, OR 97041 e-mail: (541) 490-4681

Westfarms Inc. – Dale, Lynette, Leslie & Matt Westmoreland 13529 Hwy 450, Franklinton, LA 70438 (985) 795-1539 Cell: (985) 515-3172 e-mail:

a boost with Butler genetics! 446 Ranch - Lonnie Shan & Raymond Cruthis 7303 CR 446 • Thorndale, TX 76577 (512) 269-9037 e-mail:

Frank Anderson Jr. and III 828 South Rosemary Drive • Bryan, TX 77802 (979) 846-8020 • (281) 501-2100

Concho Ranch - Tony & Judy Cain 707 S. David St • San Angelo, TX 76903 (325) 657-0707 • (325) 650-4676 e-mail:

DALGOOD Longhorns - Malcolm & Connie Goodman (713) 782-8422 • Waller, TX e-mail:

4T Longhorns - Donnie & Marilyn Taylor 2038 Marshall Ivy Rd., Huntington, TX 75949 (936) 422-3155 • Cell (936) 414-1401 e-mail: •

Krazy K Longhorns – Theo & Gail Kocian Hallettsville, TX • (361) 798-6774 e-mail:

Bob & Pam Loomis - Loomis Longhorns Rt. 1 Box 673 • Marietta, OK 73448 (580) 276-9265 • Fax (580) 276-3049 e-mail:

Rocking G Ranch - Mrs. Ramie Griffin 5005 Callais Road • Beaumont, TX 77713 (409) 892-2662 • Fax (409) 838-6926 Cell (409) 781-3215 e-mail:

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

Stanley Cattle Co. - David Stanley 3435 Talbert Ranch Rd., China Spring, TX 76633 (254) 836-4223 • (254) 722-9606 e-mail:

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

Triple R Ranch - Robert & Kim Richey 21000 Dry Creek Road • San Angelo, TX 76901 (325) 942-1198 • e-mail:

13th Butler Breeders Select Heifer & Invitational Sale Highlights Heifer Sale – Friday, Sept. 3 32 Lots Sold Average: $1,153.13 Sale Results Provided by Butler Breeders Volume Buyers: Brennan & Michele Potts, Emory, TX

✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯ HIGH SELLING LOT:


RVR TRINA ROSE (2008 daughter of Graves Outlaw 100 and Trina Dode RK60) Consignor: Rio Vista Ranch- Elmer & Susan Rosenberger, Austin, TX Buyer: Brennan and Michele Potts, Emory, TX



(2008 daughter of Henry RG961 & Little Ace Lotsa Roan). Consignor: Kety/ McLeod Partnership. Buyer: Beadle/ Goodman Partnership.


– JACKIE LYNN 827 (2008 daughter of Little Ace Rajun Cajunmc & Jackie Lynn 554). Consignor: Michael McLeod. Buyers: Turner/Goodman Partnership.

Susan Kropp, Perry, OK, with Sharon Adams, Guthrie, OK.



Invitational Sale – Sat., Sept. 4 63 Lots Sold Average: $1,798.41


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Photos by Carolyn Hunter On September 3rd and 4th, 2010, the Butler Breeders Group hosted their 13th annual Invitational and Select Heifer Offering sales. Friday night, attendees were treated to beautiful Butler heifers and delicious Mexican food. Elmer and Susan Rosenberger’s RVR Trina Rose took top honors as high-selling heifer to Brennan and Michelle Potts for $5,200. On Saturday, the packed crowd enjoyed a barbeque lunch and another successful Butler Breeders’ Invitational. Several breeders were recognized for their involvement and contributions to the sale and the industry. Robert and Kim Richey were honored for their 20-year anniversary raising Longhorns. Ed Shehee, Jr. of the Sidewinder Cattle Co and Harold Rester and Mike and Candace Cameron of Leaning Tree Longhorns were recognized for their many years in support of the sale. The sale began with the always fun donated section. Items ranged from rare breed chickens and four horned sheep to hand-made pillows, quilts and artwork including a fine porcelain longhorn. A featured item this year was the donation of Col. Eddie Wood’s hat that he auctioneered his final sale, the Butler Breeders’ Invitational 2008 by Mrs. Joyce Wood. It was purchased by Malcolm and Connie Goodman. The hat and several other items were donated to the Milby Butler Longhorn Museum in League City, Texas. The two high selling cows brought $10,000 each. SCC Spice, a 2003 daughter of SCC Pumpkin Pie the 2004 high seller, was consigned by David Stanley and purchased by Bernard Lankford. The Robert and Kim Richey consignment, Five Star BR3, a 2004 daughter of Evening Star BR3 the 2005 high seller, sold to Brennan and Michelle Potts who were the volume buyers for the weekend, which, once again, featured outstanding cattle, great food with an endless assortment of homemade cookies and desserts and lots and lots of fun!

Volume Buyers: Brennan & Michele Potts, Emory,TX; Bernard Lankford, Weatherford, TX; Kip & Regina Dove, Three Rivers, TX; Jim Bownds/Sandy Livingston, Comfort, TX



SCC SPICE (2003 daughter of Ace’s Black Magic Man and SCC Pumpkin Pie) Consignor: Triple R Ranch-Robert & Kim Richey, San Angelo, TX Buyer: Bernard Lankford, Weatherford, TX


FIVE STAR BR3 (2004 daughter of Strider R3 x Evening Star B R3) Consignor: Triple R Ranch-Robert & Kim Richey, San Angelo, TX Buyer: Brennan and Michele Potts, Emory, TX.

✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯ OTHER HIGH SELLING LOTS: $5,000 – BL CLASSEY TEN (Coach x Ace’s

Classey Ten). Consignor: Mike & Carole Koss. Buyer: Sidewinder Cattle Co.

$4,000 – TC TOMASITA (2002 daughter of Redmac Regency & Kashmir BR3). Consignor: Sidewinder Cattle Co.- Ed Shehee. Buyer:Jack Mountain Ranch-Hal Meyer. $3,500 – BL LACY TILLY 779 (2007 daughter of Wrangler Chex & BL Lacy Lilly). Consignor: Bob & Pam Loomis. Buyer: Rio Vista Ranch- Elmer & Susan Rosenberger. $3,250 – NO TAN LINES SWC2/5 (2005 daughter of Henry RG961 & Sparkeling Red SWC 3/2). Consignor: Bob & Pam Loomis. Buyer: Gary Huddleston. $3,200 – BABY FACE SWC 32/4 (2004 daughter of Primero Class a & Lady Grace Butler). Consignor: Sidewinder Cattle Co.- Ed Shehee. Buyer: Buckhorn Cattle Co.-Buck & Sharon Adams. Texas Longhorn Trails

TLBAA Chairman of the Board Steven Zunker, Luling, TX; TLBAA Board Member Darlene Aldridge, DVM, Somerville, TX; Carolyn Hunter, Cameron, TX; Cami Proctor, Woodville, TX; Louis Christa, Luling, TX.

Brent Bolen, Lufkin, TX; Diane Abrugh and TLBAA Board Member Dora Thompson, Mansfield, LA; TLBAA Board Member Donnie Taylor, Huntington, TX; and Cindy Bolen, Lufkin, TX.

Ramie Griffin, Beaumont, TX and Charlie LeBlanc, Lake Charles, LA catch up on old times.

Matt & Leslie Westmoreland with daughter June, Franklinton, LA.

TLBAA Board Member Robert Richey, San Angelo, TX; Laura Harding and Tammy Tiner, College Station, TX, and David Stanley, China Spring, TX.

Joyce Wood, Wynnewood, OK, with Don Mack McLeod, Edna, TX.

Dale Westmoreland, Franklinton, LA, with Harold Rester and his daughters, Candy & Stacy, Perkinston, MS.

Kaso Kety with consignors of the high selling heifer, Elmer & Susan Rosenberger, buyers Michele and Brennon Potts and Michael McLeod. October 2010

Keith DuBose, Crockett, TX, and his mother Billie DuBose, Jasper, TX.

Michael McLeod with David Stanley, China Spring, TX, consignor of one of the high selling lots and the buyer Bernard Lankford, Weatherford, TX, and Kaso Kety.

Michael McLeod with buyers of the other high selling lot, Michele & Brennan Potts, Emory, TX; and consignors Robert & Kim Richey, San Angelo, TX, and Kaso Kety.


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The Status of Sex Sorted Semen and its use in the Texas Longhorn Breed By Dustin Dean, PhD new technology available to producers has taken a gift from Mother Nature and transformed it into a commercial reality. During spermatogenesis, each sperm cell is either issued an X (female bearing) or a Y (male bearing) chromosome. Sexing Technologies (ST) in Navatosa, Texas owns the exclusive license to a patent capable of sorting these cells in to straws for artificial insemination that will contain at least 90 percent male or female bearing sperm cells.


The technology to sort live sperm cells was originally developed by the USDA in the late 1980s. Sexing Technologies ultimately obtained the exclusive license to this patent by purchasing XY, Inc., and has located its global headquarters south of College Station, Texas for more than a decade. With a few recent additions, ST now has offices in eight countries sorting semen primarily on cattle, whitetail and red deer, and quarter horses. Currently, every major semen company in the world has ST’s semen sorting machines in their headquarters offices. On a daily basis, these machines produce straws of sexed semen from the bulls in their lineup. ST also owns a bull stud in Navasota and in Wisconsin housing over 150 beef and dairy bulls as well as a large ET and IVF business with over 1000 donors and recipient females primarily for producing sexed embryos. Expansion into other Breeds In the past, the largest portion of ST’s portfolio has been in the dairy industry. Thus far, ST has produced several million straws of dairy sexed semen. However, things have begun to change as ST is working with other breeds such as the Texas Longhorn. Each month, more producers are bringing their own bulls to ST’s headquarters for a custom sort and the company’s sexed ET and IVF embryo division is constantly under expansion. This is still a fairly new technology; however, and new technologies usually require more education and promotion for them to be adopted by end users. For ST, that promotion lies in the basis of sound economics. In most operations, there can be a significant value in gender difference. The Texas Longhorn is no different. Time and time again we see females from some bloodlines bring more than males and vice versa. That value difference can be a couple hundred dollars in some operations and up to several thousand in others. Either way, it is the significant value in gender difference that generates a high return for the added investment. For Texas Longhorn breeders, the strongest attraction to sexed semen usually comes from the speed at which they can produce and select outstanding animals of the desired gender. In the show calf industry there is a common saying, “For every good one, there’s 10 that didn’t make it”. In no way is that statement being used here to say that Texas Longhorns are just like club calves. However, the ratio principle still applies. For every “Gun Maker”, “JP Rio Grande”, and


other great bulls, there are quite a few that just didn’t make the cut from tip-to-tip. Sexed Semen allows the breeder to concentrate genetics from great sires into powerful females to produce more of the desired sex of calves they need. Addressing Conception Rate Questions Sexing Technologies normally produces two kinds of straws of sexed semen. One solely for AI that is packed with 2.1-million cells, and another for flushing packed with 5-million cells. There is no difference in quality between these straws. They are both subjected to the same QC standards. The only true difference is in their concentration of sperm cells. So the phrase “Flush Quality Semen” doesn’t apply when you are comparing the two, only a concentration difference. Either straw can be produced with a minimal 90-percent purity that is to say at least 90-percent of the sperm cells in the straw are the sex the customer requests. In addition, each individual sperm cell is selected one-byone, so only the highest quality cells get selected for straws of sexed semen. To achieve optimal results, producers need to be efficient with conventional semen in order to take advantage of the benefits of sexed semen. Good management, including nutrition programs, estrus synchronization, detection, etc, are all key when using sexed semen or any AI program. Usual conception rates with sexed semen will run a few percentage points lower than conventional semen. This is due to the lower concentration of the sex sorted straws. On average, producers can expect to see 80 – 85percent of what they normally achieve with conventional semen. For example, if a producer usually gets 65-percent with non-sexed semen through AI, that same producer should see around 55-percent with sexed semen. The benefit is that at least 90-percent of those calves will be the gender the producer requests. Independent economic analysis has shown that the slight reduction in conception rate combined with the extra production of the desired gender will deliver a sizable return on investment. Sexing Technologies also performs many flushes with sexed semen. A usual flush with sexed semen will utilize 4 units of the 5-million dose straws. ST normally inseminates females with 2 straws of 5-million dose the first breeding and then 2 straws of 5-million dose the next. For most cows that average 8 fertilized embryos with conventional semen, sexed semen usually sees about 6 fertilized embryos per flush on the same cow. Still, the

slightly lower rate of fertilized embryos with sexed semen is easily overcome by the increased production of the desired sex of calves. A Growing Company Sexing Technologies has seen some rapid expansion over the past few years. Opening new offices, entering into new species, and expanding management, have all impacted the company in a positive way. The new management team at ST has committed itself to working one-on-one with clients and their cattle to ensure that the customer gets the most out of their experience with the company. This new management team is aggressively pursuing fruitful relationships with several in the Texas Longhorn breed and has been thankful for the energetic responses they have encountered. Many in the Texas Longhorn breed were among the first customers at Sexing Technologies and these individuals helped make it the successful enterprise it is today. The company has not forgotten this fact, and will continue as a loyal and grateful friend of the breed as well as the TLBAA. The future definitely looks bright for Sexing Technologies. Good management as well as strong promotion and education are key for expansion into changing industries. More than anything, ST must make sure that the fundamentals of using sexed semen are proven through sound economics as well as successful real world scenarios. With this technology available, Texas Longhorn breeders can decide if sexed semen is an instrument that can help them achieve the goals they have set for their operations. Hopefully, this technology just might be the tool they need to help them get there. Dustin T. Dean is from Jacksboro in North Central Texas and his family has been ranching in Clay County since the early 1900s. After graduate school he was first employed by the beef cattle Genomic testing company Bovigen, LLC as a Regional Director covering the Southwestern United States, Mexico and South America. In June 2009, he began a new career at Sexing Technologies as Director of Beef Operations. At ST, he is responsible for developing new projects that apply sexed semen to the beef industry. Dustin received his Bachelor’s degree in 1999 and a 2001 Masters degree in Beef Cattle Genetics, both from Texas Tech University. In 2005 he completed his PhD from Texas A&M University in Beef Cattle Development and Marketing. He and his wife, Annie and their 12-month old boy Hudson, currently reside in College Station. Texas Longhorn Trails

to our Judges

to our Sponsors Billingsley Longhorns Bolen Longhorn Ranch DL Cattle Company Luke Rutledge Marquess Arrow Ranch Mike & Christy Williams Mosser Longhorns Panther Creek Ranch Sand Hills Ranch Stotts Hideaway Ranch

Mike & Kim MacLeod Little Ace Cattle Company Joel & Shirley Lemley Jake David, DVM Jake Taylor Wilkerson Trailers Double R Feed Darin & Dawn Divinia Keith DuBose Ron & Kevin Asbill

Aubrey Dubose David Wars Mike Bowman Roger Greer Tracey Krueger

To Red McCombs Ranches for Sponsoring our Friday evening meal and to Southern Stables for hosting the meal at their Bed & Breakfast.

To Indian Territory Texas Longhorn Association for sponsoring the Cow Pattie Bingo. To our 35 consignors from 6 states including Florida, Kansas, and Iowa. And the Winners are.... Class 1 Class 2 Class 3 Class 4 Class 5 Class 6 Class 7 Class 8 Class 9 Class 10

First Place Awesome Mattie Mountain Creek Longhorns Awesome Virgie Mountain Creek Longhorns D/O Chromes Barbie Oren & Dianna O’Dell Awesome Morgan Mountain Creek Longhorns Whistling Bandita BCB Bolen Longhorn Ranch Surrounded by Stars Star Creek Ranch Sugar Fix BCB Bolen Longhorn Ranch LLL Maxi Belle 4T Longhorns Fantom Ring BCB Bolen Longhorn Ranch Awesome Earth Angel Mountain Creek Longhorns

Second Place SS Dust on the Bottle Daryn Overdorf Sarcee Orphan Madison Ollive Rose’s Overalls TCB Tom & Cay Billingsley Awesome Crissy PC293 Panther Creek Ranch Shesa Ringer BCB Bolen Longhorn Ranch Moo La La BCB Bolen Longhorn Ranch Promise Me a Star Star Creek Ranch D/O Beautiful Oren & Dianna O’Dell RCR Sebastians Darling Ellie Bolen EOT Boomjewell 862 Panther Creek Ranch

Third Place Safari’s Joan Elsa SRC Mike & Kim MacLeod Riverforks Pearl Jam Terry King Supercilious Star Star Creek Ranch Crimson Star Reward Star Creek Ranch D/O Grand’s Dixie Rose Oren & Dianna O’Dell Teardrop PC265 Panther Creek Ranch Heartstar Star Creek Ranch Sequela PC251 Panther Creek Ranch Star Sighting Star Creek Ranch RJF Super Lady’s Whimsey Panther Creek Ranch

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The Winchester Heifer Futurity was held at the George H. Henderson Exposition Center in Lufkin, Texas, on September 10 and 11, 2010. Thirty-five consignors from six different states, as far north as Iowa and as far east as Florida, carried 130 vibrant 2008 and 2009 heifers to unload at the Expo on Friday. Dave and Lori Overdorf hosted the Friday evening meal at their beautiful Southern Stables Bed and Breakfast. Their barn area is a perfect place for an outside gathering and was wonderfully decorated with their curious Longhorn cattle coming up to the fences on all sides to watch the event. The delicious barbecue, sponsored by Red McCombs Ranches, was catered and served by Bryan’s Smokehouse and featured their new smoky barbecue sauce. Saturday morning, coffee and donuts were provided, as everyone gathered and prepared for the start of the Futurity. The five judges, who had the difficult job of appraising each heifer and assigning a score to match their evaluation, were Tracey Krueger, Mike Bowman, Roger Greer, Aubrey DuBose, and David Wars. The day continued with auction items being sold and door prizes being awarded and an added attraction this year of a miniature golf contest. For a fee, contestants could try to make a hole in one to win additional tickets on the rifle that was being raffled off. The winner of the Mossberg 243 was Tom Billingsley. Squares were sold for Cow Pattie Bingo, which featured Star Creek Ranch’s mighty steer Starbucks. The double-barrel side-by-side 410 was sponsored by the Indian Territory Texas

Class 1: Sponsors Cay & Tom Billingsley, Lufkin, TX, with winner Mountain Creek Longhorns’ Butch Geurin, Saint Jo, TX.

Class 2: Sponsor Bolen Longhorns’ Cindy Bolen, Lufkin, TX, with winner Mountain Creek Longhorns’ Butch Geurin, Saint Jo, TX.

Class 3: Sponsor Marquess Arrow Ranch’s Ron Marquess, Ben Wheeler, TX, with winner Oren O’Dell, Osawatomie, KS.

Class 4: Class sponsors Mike & Christy Williams with winner Mountain Creek Longhorns’ Butch Geurin, Saint Jo, TX.

Class 5: Winner Bolen Longhorns’ Brent & Cindy Bolen, Lufkin, TX with sponsor Luke Rutledge, Lindale, TX.

Class 6: Sponsor Panther Creek Longhorns’ Joe & Lorinda Valentine, Marlin, TX with winner Star Creek Longhorns’ Darlene Aldridge, DVM & John Parmley, Somerville, TX.

Class 7: Winner Bolen Longhorns’ Brent, Ellie, Cindy, & Jace Bolen with sponsor Sand Hill Ranch’s Dora Thompson, Mansfield, LA.

Class 8: Winners 4T Longhorns’ Marilynn & Donnie Taylor, Huntington, TX with sponsors Dick & Deb Lambrecht, Alex, OK.

Class 9: Winner Bolen Longhorns’ Brent & Cindy Bolen, Lufkin, TX with Donnie Taylor, Huntington, TX, presenting for sponsor Rex Mosser.

Class 10: Christy Williams, presenting on behalf of sponsor Stotts Hideaway Ranch, with winner Mountain Creek Longhorns’ Butch Geurin, Saint Jo, TX.


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First place winners in each class won a 45 Long Colt rifle and a cash prize. Cash prizes were awarded to half of the entries in each class up to a maximum of ten places. The top 3 place winners were: First Place Second Place Third Place Class 1 Awesome Mattie SS Dust on the Bottle Safari’s Joan Elsa SRC Mountain Creek Longhorns Daryn Overdorf Mike & Kim MacLeod Class 2 Awesome Virgie Sarcee Orphan Riverforks Pearl Jam Mountain Creek Longhorns Madison Ollive Terry King Class 3 D/O Chromes Barbie Rose’s Overalls TCB Supercilious Star Oren & Dianna O’Dell Tom & Cay Billingsley Star Creek Ranch Class 4 Awesome Morgan Awesome Crissy PC293 Crimson Star Reward Mountain Creek Longhorns Panther Creek Ranch Star Creek Ranch Class 5 Whistling Bandita BCB Shesa Ringer BCB D/O Grand’s Dixie Rose Bolen Longhorn Ranch Bolen Longhorn Ranch Oren & Dianna O’Dell Class 6 Surrounded by Stars Moo La La BCB Teardrop PC265 Star Creek Ranch Bolen Longhorn Ranch Panther Creek Ranch Class 7 Sugar Fix BCB Promise Me a Star Heartstar Bolen Longhorn Ranch Star Creek Ranch Star Creek Ranch Class 8 LLL Maxi Belle D/O Beautiful Sequela PC251 4T Longhorns Oren & Dianna O’Dell Panther Creek Ranch Class 9 Fantom Ring BCB RCR Sebastians Darling Star Sighting Bolen Longhorn Ranch Ellie Bolen Star Creek Ranch Class 10 Awesome Earth Angel EOT Boomjewell 862 RJF Super Lady’s Whimsey Mountain Creek Longhorns Panther Creek Ranch Panther Creek Ranch Longhorn Association and was won by Mike and Christy Williams of Douglas, Texas…on Christy’s square (not Mike’s). Special Recognition prizes were awarded to Clayton Noll of Spencer, Iowa for travelling the farthest and to Dr. Darlene Aldridge and John Parmley for entering the most heifers. A gorgeous light tan cowhide, branded with the Winchester Futurity logo, was awarded to Darin and Dawn Divinia of Diamond D Ranch in a special drawing for the sponsors. The annual Dr. Pepper cake, provided by Luke and Brenda Rutledge, was awarded to the high bidder Joe Valentine, who obviously has eaten this cake before because he kept it all for himself. Dr. Darlene Aldridge provided two cakes, one to share and one to auction off. Brent Bolen was the high bidder on Dr. Aldridge’s cake and generously shared with the crowd. Everyone had a great time. Ron Marquess, our announcer, did a wonderful job of keeping everything moving and getting everyone involved. Wayne Windham manned the golf course for us and kept the golfers going after that hole in one! Sandy Nordhausen had the toughest job…running the judges tickets from the judges to the bookkeeper in our famous Texas heat and humidity. Cindy Bolen kept up with the auction items and the money collection. Lori Overdorf has such a talent for decorating and made everything look special. Samantha Webb took pictures and helped the bookkeeper, along with selling her homemade crosses, bags and purses, and hand-decorated shirts. Tom Billingsley was a tremendous help with setting up and being there to help when needed. Tommy Bryan had willing hands and was always around to help. Many thanks to these people and to everyone else who helped make our 2010 Winchester Futurity a success. D/O Chromes Barbie

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Whistling Bandita BCB

Surrounded By Stars

Sugar Fix BCB

LLL Maxi Belle

Fantom Ring BCB

Awesome Earth Angel


October brings to mind the various fairs that are held around the country. Maybe it’s the crispness in the autumn air or the changing of the colors from summer green to the hues of orange and yellow, but this time of year brings out the “Fair Weather” that calls for one to grab the family and take in the scenes, flavors and smells of the local fair. Fairs have been a part of human activity for thousands of years, according to an article in the World Book Encyclopedia. It describes a fair as a special kind of gathering of people for buying and selling, for holding contests, and for having a good time. The name is derived from a Latin word meaning holiday or feast day, but fairs were held long before that language developed during the time of the Romans. Fairs came about as a means of carrying on peaceful trade between different tribes. Thousands of years ago, tribesmen would come together at certain spots to exchange goods, and while they were often at war with men from other tribes, they declared a truce at the “fair ground.” They regarded the fairground as a holy place, and believed that the gods would punish anyone who fought or cheated there. And fairs are not just a development of our European ancestors – in the late 1200s famous Italian explorer Marco Polo told of a fair in Kinsai, China, the great capital city ruled by Kublai Khan.


Kinsai was the center of trade in all of China. Its fairs took place in ten great squares four miles apart down the main street of the city, and each square had a great palace where officials settled arguments about trade. Half a million customers came to these fairs, held every third day, where tremendous amounts of fresh meat, vegetables, fruits, wine and jewelry were sold. Five and a half tons of pepper, which was one of the most prized spices at the time, were sold in Kinsai every day. At the time of the Phoenicians (beginning about 1000 B.C.), the Arabic city of Mecca was the scene of great festivals where pilgrims came for religious reasons. On the day of these festivals, huge Phoenician caravans would arrive and there would be a fair. The fairs of ancient Egypt were held at tombs and burying grounds, as were those of ancient Ireland. They were part of ceremonies and games in honor of the dead. The World Book article speculates that the reason the earliest fairs had connections to religious events was so that they would remain places of peaceful and honest dealing. The emphasis on peace and honesty was an aspect of fairs large and small, extending an umbrella of safety even to travel related to these festivals. At the medieval fairs in the province of Champagne in France, the Counts of the province

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made sure that trade at their four major fairs was conducted with unfailing honesty; they gave complete protection to all merchants traveling to and from the fairs of Champagne, and they made the taxes lighter. The fairs at Champagne became the centers where most of the trade of Europe took place. The first great fair to put amusement above everything else was the Bartholomew Fair in London. Circus and vaudeville acts and all kinds of amusements were developed, and the performers became widely known. Here, however, the old, strict rules about honesty were broken, and sharpers, pickpockets and hokum artists appeared in great numbers. The crowds were loud and disorderly, and there was much strife and violence. In Russia, important fairs were held at Omsk, Riga, Archangel and Kiev, with the most famous at Nizhni Novgorod. These were conducted for hundreds of years until forbidden by the communists in 1930. The Aztecs of Mexico held fairs at the end of each week; these were held in honor of their gods and had a special fair court of law. The largest took place in Mexico City in front of the temple. Cortes’ Spanish soldiers who saw this fair were astonished at its size, orderliness and cleanliness. Strict rules about honesty were followed, and while much of the trade was carried on by barter, tin and gold were also used. Given the universality of the concept, fairs were probably common in colonial America, but one of the first exhibitions of pedigreed livestock was the Berkshire Cattle Show in 1810. Prizes, however, were given for many other products besides livestock. For the first time, women took an active part in fairs; they sent their jellies, pickles, mincemeat and other household goods and received medals and prizes for the best. This type of fair became popular throughout America, especially in farming areas. Corn huskings, quilting bees, athletic contests and horse races were added with the passage of time. These local fairs grew into regional agricultural and industrial fairs, many of them sponsored by counties and states, where livestock breeders exhibited and sold their animals. Over time, many of these events developed into expositions which also featured industrial, commercial and scientific developments. And like the ancient Bartholomew Fair, many have become entertainment venues rather than displays and competitions designed to promote agriculture. Activities offered at most modern fairs reflect the urbanization of the nation, where only a small but vital minority of the total population is still involved in farming and ranching. Carnival rides, midway attractions, food courts and entertainment venues dominate the offerings, most of which are designed for the interests of the non-farming public. Agriculture, in its many forms, is an amazingly large industry, although it is almost invisible to the masses who attend these events for corndogs and excitement. But fairs still play an important function in the progress so vital to farmers and ranchers who can use these forums to find out about new products or procedures that may aid their efficiency and improve their bottom line. For exhibitors of Texas Longhorn cattle, these events provide a vehicle for promotion, for fellowship and for education along with the opportunity to compete for prizes and ribbons. Several fairs are especially Longhorn-friendly, with a history of hospitality and helpfulness. Among those listed in the September issue of the Trails are the Colorado State Fair, West Texas State Fair & Rodeo, Spokane Interstate Fair, New Mexico State Fair, East Texas State Fair, Tulsa State Fair, the State Fair of Texas, and the Louisiana State Fair. October 2010

In conversations with the TLBAA member who was the go-to person for the Texas Longhorn presence at some of these fairs, one concept recurs: the management of these fairs knows that public interest in our unique cattle generates attendance for their event. In turn, the fairs do everything possible to accommodate Longhorn exhibitors. This mutual benefit is affirmed in a variety of expressions, but it is always there.

s r i a F e h t t a s n r o h Long Louisiana State Fair

The Louisiana State Fair, at Shreveport, has been going through a rebuilding and refurbishing process for the past five years, reports TLBAA Region 7 Director Donnie Taylor. The fair is now aggressively working with the livestock community to generate renewed participation. “They are eager to work with you and glad to have you there, and the Longhorns are always one of the biggest attractions at the fair.” Taylor is pleased with the quality of the cattle already committed to the Texas Longhorn division, which will compete November 5-7. Sponsored by the Ark-La-Tex affiliate, the event has entries from owners of some of the big trophy steers that won at the last World Show. “The fair has new barns and arenas,” said Taylor, “and it is a great place to exhibit cattle. The general public will get to see some of the longest-horned cattle in the country, and all fans of Texas Longhorns, whether exhibitors or just visiting owners, will be pleased with cattle in this show. Another great thing about this fair is the food. If you like Cajun cooking, you’ve got to experience the different kind of kebobs they have here. Beef, pork, chicken, shrimp – whatever – if they can cook it on a stick, they’ll cook it and you’ll like it!” The Louisiana Cattlemen’s Association operates the Cattlemen’s Steakhouse, where you can order USDA Choice steak, steak sandwiches and hamburgers; other concessions offer crawfish etoufee, shrimp creole, or seafood gumbo; Mexican food fans can find their favorites, and there is a big selection of cookies, ice cream, cobblers and pretzels as well as all-time winners such as corn dogs, funnel cakes, sausage and pizza. “The fairgrounds are readily accessible,” Taylor continued, “right off Interstate 20 with access from Jewella and Hearne, and there is plenty of parking.”

East Texas State Fair

TLBAA First Vice-Chairman Lana Hightower and her husband, Gene, are the contacts for Texas Longhorn exhibitors at the East Texas State Fair, Tyler, Texas. Scheduled for September 30 – October 2, this will be the 16th year for the Longhorn competition. “The people at the fair have really worked with us to make the Longhorn show a success,” said Lana. “They have been more than cooperative. Originally, we only had Haltered and Youth, but now we have added Non-Haltered and Steers. The fair handles all our paper work, collects the fees and pay the premiums. The fair provides the ribbons and the ETLA provides the trophies – usually belt buckles. When we first started, the show days were in the middle of the week, but now they have us scheduled to include a Saturday so the kids can show their cattle without missing school.”


The fair atmosphere is special, Lana observed. The barns are old, but they are situated close to the midway. The covered arena sits atop a hill, so there is always a cool breeze wafting through. “There is always a big turnout of spectators at the fair,” she said, “especially for our evening show. The Non-Haltered show begins at 6:00 p.m., and it is usually standing room only.” The Longhorn barn is always crowded, and while the exhibitors are not allowed to sell their cattle, it is okay to provide a potential customer with a business card. A number of new Longhorn owners have been minted this way over the years.

Spokane Interstate Fair

Sheryl Johnson handled the entries for the Spokane Interstate Fair, September 11, at Spokane, Washington. “We had some new exhibitors this year,” she said, “and one family that brought one cow and calf to the show won grand champion. We were all pulling for them, and it was really cool for people new to the show to have such a great win. Another first-time exhibitor had a little guy who was showing Pee Wee, and he was really entertaining. You could always tell where he was!” The Spokane show was a joint effort of the Northwest Longhorn Association and Northern Rockies TLA. “We have been working together five or six years for the show at this fair,” said Sheryl. She was complimentary of both the facilities and the personnel at the fair. “We had a very nice arena to show our cattle, and the pens and stalls were in excellent shape. We always have good cooperation with the people, and we had enough volunteer help to get the cattle to the arena on time. The show takes a lot of energy, but everyone seemed to have a good time.” “The fair management arranged for a television interview Friday evening before the show, which created extra exposure for the cattle and the fair, so we had a lot of spectator interest,” Sheryl said. “The fair provides premium money, ribbons, and promotes the Longhorns really well. They are good to work with.”

New Mexico State Fair

State Fair Park is a huge zone in the central part of Albuquerque, according to Lynn Staritt. “It used to be on the outskirts,” she said, “but Albuquerque has built up completely around it, so it’s like hauling your cattle downtown. The street is shut down to one lane so that the big stock trailers can make a swing to get in.” “The fair people go out of their way to be helpful with those of us with Longhorns – anything and everything we need, they are there for us. They have one of the best premium structures – they pay out five slots for premiums — and a ribbon to every place. And they are not cheap ribbons; they’re the nice, big rosette ribbons. The State Fair provides a hospitality tent that caters to our judges and the people we bring in to work the Longhorns.” “The Longhorn people all work together, so there is never a problem for volunteers to work the show, or the alleys and the ring. We have two completely different shows – each of the two days we have Non Haltered, Haltered and Youth, so we are there in the barn from about eight o’clock in the morning to about five o’clock in the afternoon.” “Spectators come in and out, and at any given point we will have people sitting in the stands who don’t even have Longhorns – they’re just spectators. And people can come into the barn – its wide open – so anybody who goes to the fair can come into that barn and look at the Longhorns. It’s actually kind of nice, because they come in constantly and there will be somebody there who can talk to them about Longhorns. One of the biggest steer shows for the state of New Mexico happens at the State Fair. We have these huge steers with their 80-inch horns that are so docile little kids can ride them, which makes a big impression on noncattle folks. We have three ten-year-old boys who post the colors for our shows riding their Longhorn steers, and that says a lot for the breed right there.” “It seems like at the State Fair we never fail to pick up new members and people who are interested in knowing more about the breed. Once you suck them in there and they enjoy watching the children – especially if they have children – we gain a new member who in turn buys some animal from one of our other members.” “It’s a very good family atmosphere.”

Tulsa State Fair

“The livestock facilities at the Tulsa Stat Fairgrounds have been totally renovated,” reports TLBAA at-large director Steve Quary. “It’s all new barns; everything is modern, clean and up-to-date, and we show in a covered arena.” “The people at the fair are very easy to work with; if we have a problem of any kind they’ll always listen. If we have to make some changes to accommodate our cattle or something, they are always easy to work with.” The Oklahoma Texas Longhorn Association adds money into the fair’s premium structure, which pays five places in each class. The entry fee is $50, and first place pays $100. “Fifth place pays $60,” says Quary. “It is one of the few fairs I’ve been to where if you place fifth you get back more than your entry fee.” “We started showing Texas Longhorns at Tulsa some time in the mid 1980’s. It started out just a local


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breeder or two would haul some cattle there, kind of like an exhibition. It grew into a show and we’ve had consecutive shows ever since. It has been around as long as the TLBAA has been showing cattle.” The amenities and food also got a big thumbs-up from Quary. “The Oklahoma Pork Council has what they call a Pork Chop Shop. They have smoked pork loin sandwiches, they’ve got chopped pork, and they serve a breakfast menu with sausage and gravy and biscuits and everything. It’s just right there not a hundred feet from where our cattle are stalled so it is pretty well frequented every morning.” “The Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association has a booth set up right against our barn there and they serve what they call a ribeye sandwich that is very popular. Pretty good food!” The fair offers free concerts of nationally-known entertainers, and an extremely large trade show. “About anything you want to look at is there,” says Quary, “if you can find it.” “We normally market our cattle some up and down the aisles while we’re there every year. We will get people who are interested, and they may buy something while they’re there or they may pick up a card and call us after the fair.”

State Fair of Texas

The State Fair of Texas, which had attendance of about three million last year, is the largest state fair in the nation – and Texas Longhorns are the largest breed at the fair. “We have a huge draw of people for the show,” reports Trigg Moore. “The Youth Show is Saturday and the Open Show is Sunday. There is a Non-Haltered show Saturday evening; people coming to the fair will come over and watch that and the stands will be full. All day long, during the Haltered show and again that night, the barns are continually full of people coming through, talking, asking questions – it draws a great amount of attention to our breed.” “None of the fairs want you to be hanging “for sale” signs up, but merchandising your cattle is not a problem. We have had some great sales through fairs; we have had people come and ask questions, coming out to the ranch, buying cattle – it is a great way to meet people, make your ranch known, get your cattle out there and promote and sell your cattle.” The concessionaires always have a great menu, competing for innovation in fried foods especially. This year the big pre-fair buzz is about fried beer. “That’s a great draw,” Trigg opines. “People come out and try that stuff, then go through the exhibit buildings. They want to see the animals and they make their way over to the barns, see what is on display and meet and talk to the people who raise the animals. Our breed supports that show very well; they enjoy the show and look forward to coming back every year.” “A lot of that is because of the people — the staff at the fair takes such good care of us as a breed and as exhibitors.”

And As the Encyclopedia Says...

Fairs are events where people gather to present or see exhibitions that show how other people work, live or play. A fair is a special kind of gathering of people for buying and selling, for holding contests, and for having a good time. From the dim reaches of history to the fair this week, the reasons for – and response to – these gatherings of humans, their animals and their crafts have hardly changed. Except for deep-fried beer. October 2010


Deadlin e: Octobe r 25, 2 010 January 15, 2011 • Will Rogers West Arena, Fort Worth, Texas Name of TLBAA Member: ________________________________________________ Membership# _______________ Name of Animal: ___________________________________________________________ TLBAA # _______________ Heifer _____

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Sunset Ranch Host Visitors from England On May 22, a small tour bus arrived at Sunset Ranch in Farmersville, TX, and TLBAA members Joachim and Dagmar Schaab welcomed eight visitors from England with great Texas hospitality. The visitors included six men and two women. All the guests were retired farmers, except one. As they toured the United States, they had a particular interest in visiting farms and ranches. While they were in Texas, they of course wished to see a Texas Longhorn up close and personal. The Schaabs were more than happy to oblige their guests by showing off their herd of Texas Longhorns. Questions were abundant and they immensely enjoyed seeing the herd. Region 8 Board Director Kerry Mounce of 4 Gone Ranch was present to welcome the visitors and assist with the tour. As Kerry and Joachim answered the group’s various questions, Dagmar kept busy bringing up the calves for a closer view. The calves were a real crowd pleaser. Everyone enjoyed having the opportunity to pet and feed the cows cubes. The Schaabs know that as Texas Longhorn breeders, you never know who will call because they are curious about Texas Longhorns. As TLBAA members, they are more than happy to welcome visitors and talk Longhorn.


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President’s Message Name: Will Babler TLBT Office: Senior Director Age: 15 Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas School: Home Schooled - 10th Grade Number of Years in the TLBT: 3 years

When and how did you become involved with the TLBT? I learned about the TLBT while I was showing at the Autobahn Super Stakes in 2008. I went to my first TLBAA show in September of 2008 at the East Texas State Fair. I have been hooked ever since!

What is your favorite part of showing Longhorns? I love the people. Everyone is ready and eager to give you advice or to answer your questions!

What is the best advice about showing Longhorns you have received and from whom? It’s simple, but I have taken it to heart. Mrs. Raelynn Stephens told me you are not always going to win, so make sure you’re having fun.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not showing Longhorns? I love to hang out with my friends at church, and spend time with my family. I also occasionally enjoy riding and showing horses..

Dear TLBT Members; I hope you have had a great start back to school and have been enjoying time with friends. I would like to thank all of the donors for their generous donations of heifer calves to the Hall of Fame and Gold Merit winners. It is so exciting to get an animal that you can show and still use to reproduce and build a herd. If you show calves, I’m sure you’ve been busy lately halter breaking calves and getting them ready for the upcoming fall shows. I would like to congratulate all the winners from the shows this month. I am sure it was all well deserved. Your TLBT board has been busy designing t-shirts, caps, sweatshirts and even a new TLBT display for upcoming events. The “Stars and Stripes and Old Country Nights” patriotic bandanas have already come in and we’ve already sold a few. The money we raise from selling the bandanas will go to the American Red Cross to benefit our soldiers and their families. If you are interested in sponsoring the bandanas, please contact me. We would greatly appreciate your support of this project. At the State Fair of Texas we will be having a TLBT general meeting. We will be announcing the time of the meeting at the show. There are only three TLBT general membership meetings each year, so we would appreciate it if you would make an effort to attend. At the State Fair of Texas Youth Show, we will be wearing pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So please remember your pink show shirts! Also keep in mind that we will be having the TLBT Fashion Show again. It will take place this year before the TLBAA Premier Heifer Sale in January during the Fort Worth Stock Show. We will need ten people per division (junior, intermediate, teen and senior) to model western clothing. We will also be having another TLBT general membership meeting at the Fort Worth Stock Show. Hope to see you at the upcoming shows and sales. Happy Trails!

Jacob Faske TLBT President

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Mr. Jimmie Jay Wells This month we would like to recognize Mr. Jimmie Jay Wells for his service to our great country. I have served in the United States Army for over 29 years. I’ve been a TLBAA member for about five and a half years. I first got started with Longhorns when one day nearly five years ago we passed a livestock auction with only Butler longhorns in Lockhart (the town we had our ranch in), so we went in to check out the animals. I picked out six or seven beautiful cows and a bull. As the auction progressed, I realized I could only get one. So I asked my sister which one she liked most and she told me the bull. So I bought the bull and I got a year membership in the TLBAA that day. After that my family began to love the animals as much as I did, especially my dad when he found out they were cheaper to maintain than Brangus which he had owned previously.

The TLBT theme for the year is “Stars and Stripes and Old Country Nights.” We will be honoring our troops this year. If you are serving or have served in the US Military, please contact Sarah Faske, TLBT Reporter, We would like to recognize all Longhorn breeders and those serving alongside them that have helped to protect our country and the freedoms that we enjoy. October 2010


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emergency PreParedness for livestock Producers Kenneth Johnson, JR. County Extension Agent-Agriculture & NR Tarrant County, Fort Worth, TX

disaster is considered an incident that is beyond the scope where individual, local and community resources can deal with the event as an emergency. This usually indicates the event either happens very rapidly; there is no mitigating control, or both.


Before the disaster

PLAN AHEAD. Determine the best place for animal confinement in case of a disaster. Find alternate water sources in case power is lost. You should have a minimum of three days feed and water on hand. EVACUATION. Decide where to take animals if evacuation is necessary. Contact fairgrounds, other producers, and stockyards about their policies and ability to take livestock temporarily in an emergency. Have several sites in mind. Familiarize yourself with several evacuation routes to your destination. IDENTIFICATION. This is critical! Photograph, identify, and inventory your animals. Permanent identification such as brands, tattoos, eartags or microchips are best. Temporary identification, such as tags on halters, livestock markers, paint, and duct tape with permanent writing will also work. Include your name and phone number. Keep identification information with you to verify ownership. Basic li vesto ck di saster PreP aredness kit

Portable radio & extra batteries Plastic trash barrel with a lid Water Buckets Stored feeds Animal restrain equipment (leads, ropes and halters) First Aid items Tarps Portable Generators Flashlights Lime or Bleach Wire cutters Sharp knife


MEDICAL RECORDS AND VACCINATIONS. Your animals need to have current vaccinations. Keep medical histories and record special dosing instructions and dietary requirements. Write down contact information for your veterinarian. VEHICLES. Keep trailers and vans well maintained, full of gas, and ready to move at all times. Be sure your animals will load. If you don’t have your own vehicles, make arrangements with local haulers or neighbors before disaster strikes. FIRE PREPARATION. In high-risk areas, clear fire breaks around your house, barns, and property lines. FLOOD PREPARATION. Identify available high ground on your property or other nearby evacuation sites. Be familiar with road availability during flood conditions.

during the disaster Listen to the Emergency Broadcast System (EBS) on the TV or radio. Evacuate your livestock early, if possible, to ensure their safety and ease your stress. Take all vaccination and medical records, the disaster preparedness kit, and enough hay, feed, and water for three days. Call your destination to make sure space is still available. Use roads not in use for human evacuation when you transport your animals to your sheltering site. If you must leave your animals, leave them in the preselected area appropriate for disaster type. Leave enough hay for 48 to 72 hours. Do not rely on automatic watering systems. Power may be lost.

after the disaster Check pastures and fences for sharp objects that could injure livestock. Be aware of downed power lines, fallen trees, and debris. Beware of local wildlife, including raccoons and skunks that may

the leading causes of death in large animals during disasters are: 1). Collapsed barns 2). Kidney failure due to dehydration 3). Electrocution from downed power lines 4). Fencing failures have entered the area and could pose a danger to your animals. Familiar scents and landmarks may have changed, and animals can easily become confused and lost. If you find someone else’s animal, call the County Office of Emergency Services or any emergency phone number set up after the disaster. Isolate it from your animals until it is returned to its owner or can be examined by a veterinarian. Always use caution with approaching and handling strange or frightened horses or livestock.

Just the facts….. Adrenalin, panic and confusion affect both humans and animals. The survival instincts of livestock can make normal handling techniques ineffective. The proper disaster management approach needs to vary with each type of disaster Livestock management priorities during a disaster should focus on immediate safety. Texas Longhorn Trails

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Januray 15, 2011 Fort Worth, TX Consignment Deadline October 25, 2010 Contact Kim Barfield

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NEWS On the Trail... Harrell Earns First Place in Longhorn Show

Kylen Harrell of Cameron placed first with his longhorn heifer, “KJH Warriors Calalilly,” during the Autobahn Youth Tour Longhorn Show in Fort Worth, Aug. 4-8. About 130 youths participated in the show. John and Diane Chase, who own the Autobahn Motorcar Group in Fort Worth, sponsor the show. They have donated more than $160,000 in scholarship money on this show alone. They also sponsor two shows a year, February and August, and in the past have given more than $240,000 annually in scholarships. Youths can earn scholarships by showing their longhorns and participating in other events, such as the speech contest, essay, short course, team penning, rodeo clown contest and livestock judging. Organizers pay through fourth place in each event. There are four divisions in each - Junior, Intermediate, Teen and Senior. This year’s subject for the speech contest was faith or patriotism. Harrell won first place in the teen division. His subject was patriotism. He is the son of Sgt. Rony and Ginger Lizardo of Round Rock and the grandson of John and Jane Surovik of Cameron.

Canadian Cattle Enjoy Red Wine With Their Feed By JEREMY HAINSWORTH (AP) – Aug 27, 2010 VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Western Canadian beef producers have found a novel way of putting the "bar" in barbecue. Angus cattle in British Columbia's Okanagan wine and cattle region are being fed red wine with their grain. Chefs in this Canadian Pacific Coast province said it makes for a unique beef taste, but Canadian food inspectors appear to have doubts. The idea is the brainchild of Janice Ravndahl of Kelowna, British Columbia's Sezmu Meats. Ravndahl said the beef produced has an enhanced flavor, the marbling is finer and the fat tastes like candy. "You don't get any better than steak and a wine," she said. "We just start a bit earlier." But Canadian government food inspectors apparently had a problem with giving wine to cattle. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency called Ravndahl recently and questioned her about sediment in the wine, but they didn't order her to stop. "They said they had some concerns about wine being fed to cattle. We are not being shut down. We are being allowed to sell the product," she said. "I am trying to work with them at getting it officially approved." Canadian Food Inspection Agency spokesman Tim O'Connor later said they investigated the case and concluded there is no risk to human safety. He said concerns were about animals being fed winery waste byproducts, such as dead yeast or residual yeast as a continued on page 48 October 2010

Ark-La-Tex Date Change

In hopes of agreeable weather, Ark La Tex has moved the fall show date to October 29-31. We have made some other changes as well. We will now have two non-haltered shows so that folks in our area will have a better chance of earning some of those valuable Hall of Fame points. We will still have the two youth shows, one of which is a points-only show. Being that our show falls on Halloween weekend, we will have a Costume Contest and we will also have some sort of ‘Trick or Treat’ event, we are still working out some of the details. There will be some great prizes and lots of fun, so come and enjoy the weekend with us in Lufkin, TX at the George H. Henderson Expo Center – October 29-31. Dave Overdorf, President (936) 637-9277

Couple Weds in Longhorn Pasture TLBAA member James Gordon, Midway, TN, informs us that Lou and Donna Gentry were married in the Longhorn field that he leases on July 31, 2010. He says, “They love Longhorns as much as me!” We send our best wishes to the couple.


continued from page 47 feed supplement. The idea of giving wine to cattle came to Ravndahl late last year during a TV food program that featured beerswilling pigs. As the Okanagan is one of Canada's premier wine regions, getting local beef on the bottle seemed like a good plan. Ravndahl said she started with one young cow who took to the bottle immediately, quickly earning the epithet "Wino." It definitely changes their personalities. They moo a lot more with each other. They get really chatty," she said. Trying to find the optimal time to serve the cows their wine course was vital to getting the best beef. They've determined 60 days produces a great taste in the beef. "At 90 days, the costs get a little out of control," she said. The first bovine wine tasting was in April 2009 with the 21-day dry-aged beef first hitting the market in February 2010. "We just put it in a pail and said 'Who's going to drink it?'" she said. "Wine has a very strong aroma. They were curious about it right away." The cattle get a liter-blend of red wines daily but their preference is for sweeter vintages, she said. Ravndahl said the wine appears to make the steers more docile, which enhances the texture of the meat. "Cattle that are relaxed taste better," she said. "You don't want tense beef." John Church, a cattle researcher at Thompson Rivers University in British Columbia, said the wine does not appear to have any negative effects on the health of the cows. University of Missouri cattle nutrition professor Justin Sextena agreed. He said the long-standing use of brewing industry byproducts containing residual alcohol does not appear to have harmed cattle. "From a feeding standpoint, these products seem to work well in (cattle) diets," he said. Peter Van Soest, a Cornell University emeritus professor of animal science, said he thinks a little wine could be beneficial to the cattle. The alcohol is easily metabolized by cows' livers, he said. "The animal could get a little happy on it," he said. He said a liter of wine would make a man tipsy but would have little effect for a 500-pound cow. "A liter in that size animal is not very much," he said chuckling. Canadian chefs who've tried the beef think it's a great idea. Quail's Gate Winery of Kelowna, British Columbia, was among the first to put the beef on its menu. Chef Roger Sleiman uses the beef in a tenderloin carpaccio served with a touch of truffle, arugula, and Reggiano cheese. With the beef served raw in the carpaccio, he said, it's the flavors in the fats that come through. "We've had great reviews from our customers. At first I thought it was a gimmick," he said. "It costs a bit more but we think it's worth it." And diners think the whole thing is a bit of a novelty. "Drunk cows," Sleiman said laughing. Sleiman said a pinot noir complements the dish. (This version CORRECTS Corrects spelling of "carpaccio" in paragraph 27. This story is part of AP's general news and financial services. For global distribution.) Copyright Š 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.


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13th Butler Breeder’s Annual Invitational Sale Extend A Special Thanks to our... CONSIGNORS: Frank Anderson, Jr. Brent & Cindy Bolen Tony & Judy Cain Christopher C. Clark Bill & Molly Crozier Richard & Jeanne Filip Connie & Malcolm Goodman Griffin/Shehee Partnership Ken Harding & Tammy Tiner Laura Harding Kent & Sandy Harrell David Hillis Kaso, Lisa & Jake Kety Kety/McLeod Partnership Kety/Sellers Partnership Mike & Carole Koss Lloyd "Speedy" LaFond Bernard Lankford Bob & Pam Loomis McLeod Ranch Hal Meyer Terry R. Moore Paul & Cami Proctor Rocking G Ranch Elmer & Susan Rosenberger Sand Hills Ranch Paul & Judi Sellers Ed Shehee, Jr. David Stanley Stanley/Rosenberger Partnership Star Creek Ranch Donnie & Marilyn Taylor Triple R Ranch Billy Walker Vernon & Janis Webb Westfarms, Inc.

VOLUME BUYERS HEIFER SALE - Brennan and Michele Potts, Tx. INVITATIONAL SALE Brennan and Michele Potts, Emory,Tx. Bernard Lankford, Weatherford, Tx. Kip & Regina Dove, Three Rivers, Tx. Jim Bownds/Sandy Livingston, Comfort, Tx.

BUYERS: Brennan Potts Sidewinder Cattle Co. Bernard Lankford Kip & Regina Dove Elias F. Hal Meyer Michael McLeod Buckhorn Cattle Company Thate Cattle Co. Westfarms Inc. Plum Malcolm & Connie Goodman Ray Beadle Sand Hills Ranch Stanley Tidwell Beadle/Goodman Partners Gary & Margie Huddleston Rio Vista Ranch Kent & Sandy Harrell Triple R Ranch Matthew Durkin Dayami Griffin Joe Ballenger James Turner Kety/Sellers Partnership Mack McLeod Steven Zunker

Maurice Ladnier Bob Loomis Justice Cattle Co/Hooks Longhorns Keith & Tina DuBose Star Creek Ranch T2T Partnership Billie DuBose Double Branch Creek O'Neil Longhorns Ken Yoder Lloyd Lafond Proctor Ridge Ranch Rocking K Longhorns Daniel L. Harabis Joyce Wood Roland Webb Ken Harding & Tammy Tiner Lee Ingram David Hillis Shannon Larson Brent & Cindy Bolen Jamey Bauer Crossed T's Cattle Company Richard & Linda Spooner Donnie Taylor

AFFILIATE NEWS South Texas Longhorn Association Louis Christa, President (210) 863-7003 - As a follow-up to the Annual General Meeting of the STLA membership held in May 2010, the Board of Directors held a special called meeting on August 15, 2010. Newly-elected members from May now joining the board are: Cindy Guinn from Austin, Danny Russell of Edna, and Judy Coats from Hutto. Previous board members re-elected for another two-year term include: Louis Christa, Annie Morgan, Bill Plaisance, and Cindy Dennis. The main purpose of the special director’s meeting was to elect new board officers for the coming year and organize for the various events and functions for the coming season. New Officers for the STLA Board of Directors for 2010-2011 are: President – Louis Christa 1st Vice President – Teresa Castillo 2nd Vice President – Suzanne Perry Secretary – Cindy Guinn Treasurer – Bill Plaisance The STLA will host an educational Fall 2010 Field Day as a part of El Coyote Ranch’s Satellite Horn Measuring event to be held on Saturday, October 9, 2010 near Kingsville, Texas. STLA members are invited to take part in this great learning experience, which will also include a guest speaker, noon meal, and ranch tours provided by El Coyote Ranch. See for more details. Developing and sponsoring Texas Longhorn shows in the central Texas area is a big part of the work of the STLA and the board approved planning for a full show schedule for the 2010-2011 season. Upcoming shows slated are: The STLA Winterfest Show to be held on December 10-11, 2010 and will be moved to Edna, Texas (Show Chair: Cindy Dennis); The San Antonio Show in early February 2011 (Show Chair: Annie Morgan); The Star of Texas Show in Austin in March 2011 (Show Chair: Louis Christa); Tentative planning is in progress for the popular Rockdale Three-Day Show to be held in early April 2011 (Show Chair: Sandi Nordhausen). Details, entry deadlines, and full information will be available in coming months for each of these shows on the STLA Web site. All breeders and Texas Longhorn lovers are welcome to join and we invite you to get involved with the oldest and mostactive affiliate of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association. You can find out more about STLA by visiting our Web site at


Ark-La-Tex Dave Overdorf, President (936) 637-9277 Ark-La-Tex has been asked by the Louisiana State Fair to sponsor the Longhorn Show this year in Shreveport. We are so excited; it's been a long time since Texas Longhorns have shown there. Please join us November 5th-7th. Saturday morning, we will have the first ever Non-Haltered Show at the Louisiana State Fair, followed by the Open-Haltered Show. The Youth Show will be on Sunday morning, followed by our release. You can find the entry forms at: ckOpen.aspx. They have extended our entry deadline until October 22. Mark your calendars and send in your entries, it will be a fun time!

improvements to the awards, security and expansion of the Non-Haltered Show. The board expressed tremendous support for expanding opportunities for youth and education. Robert Schnuriger was appointed chairman of the Education Committee to generate seminars, field days and additional educational programs. Cindy Schnuriger announced that The Butler Longhorn Museum was now open 5days per week and invited everyone to schedule a visit. The museum is located in the heart of the League City’s historical district. It is currently the largest single collection of horns and hosts a multitude of artifacts. Susan Young was announced the chairperson for the Scholarship Committee. Doak Parker and Dean Freeman were appointed the co-chairmen of the TLBGCA Spring Show slated for April 8-10, 2011 at the Washington County Fairgrounds located in Brenham. Entry forms and show information will soon be available at

Texas Longhorn Breeders Gulf Coast Association Dr. Lou Shields President (713) 771-8810 - The Texas Longhorn Breeders Gulf Coast Association (TLBGCA) held the first monthly board meeting for the 2010-2011 year on August 2. The meeting is regularly held at the Longhorn Café in downtown Houston. Dr. Lou Shields, the newly elected president, promptly called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. With both new and returning members of the executive board, the meeting was filled with positive minds that are ready to accept the challenge of promoting and marketing the Texas Longhorn breed through new strategies, events, education and collaboration. As treasurer, Benny Hruzek presented a solid financial statement for the organization along with a brief report on the NASA Longhorn Project. George Wilhite was appointed the chairman of the Breeder Selection Committee for the program. Larry Smith gave a brief summary of the 2010 Annual Meeting held at the Texas W Ranch owned by George & Peggy Wilhite. Glenn Smith reported that the TLBGCA membership drive is going well with currently 129 paid members. After listening to much discussion concerning the economics of Longhorn sales, the board voted to appoint Rick Friedrich, Marion Wooley and George Wilhite in charge of researching new sales strategies and all possibilities. At this time all regularly scheduled TLBGCA organized sales were postponed. Concerns about the Heritage Show were discussed. Dr. Shields informed the membership that she was scheduling a meeting to review the Heritage Show with the Houston Livestock Show officials. In her meeting she assured the TLBGCA board that she wanted to look at working more closely with the show officials to make

The next executive meeting is scheduled for September 13, 2010, 6:30 p.m. at the Longhorn Café. All members are encouraged to attend. TLBGCA officers and directors. Back Row: Marion Wooley, Mitchell Dale, Robert Schnuriger, Doak Parker, George Wilhite; Middle Row: Lou Shields, Benny Hruzek, Cindy Schnuriger, Dorie Damuth and Glenn Smith; Front Row: Dean Freeman and Rick Friedrich.

North Texas Longhorn Breeders Association

Mary Dawn Tekell, President (817) 448-8570 Make plans to attend the North Texas Affiliate Field Day/General Membership Meeting, Saturday, October 30, 2010. Once again, Duane and Thresea Tabor will be our hosts at their Jacksboro ranch. A very special event will be taking place during the field day. The individuals who participated in this year’s North Texas, Wise County Youth Project will be receiving their calves! It will be a very exciting time for everyone involved. We deeply appreciate all of the breeders who were so kind to donate to this program. Without them, we could not continue this wonderful project. So, come join us! For directions or additional information, please contact: Thresea Tabor at 817613-6621, or Mary Dawn Tekell at 817-4488570. Our affiliate is once again exploring the Texas Longhorn Trails

possibilities of having a NTLBA roper sale in early spring at the Bowie Livestock Commission. Discussion is in the early stages, so more information to come. The Youth of North Texas are very busy planning their inaugural show to be held at the Wise County Sheriff's Posse Grounds in Decatur, Texas. The show dates are December 3-4, 2010. For additional information contact Tina Cook at . If you are interested in becoming a member of the North Texas Affiliate, please visit our Web site at for an application, or contact Laury Rooker, Membership Chair at 940-748-1031 or

Northwest Longhorn Association

Sheryl Johnson, President (503) 829-9459 For the Northwest Longhorn Associations the past 30-days have been full of fairs, shows and meeting new friends. Members and participants attended the Redmond, Oregon World Qualifying Show at the end of July, which was followed by the dual World Qualifying shows in Spokane, Washington in September, sponsored by the NWLA as well as the Northern Rockies Association. Show judge Tom Ayers did an excellent job of judging. It’s so nice to have youth that are so helpful and cheerful. Ryan Johnson loved talking to people about Longhorns and promoting the breed. Newcomer, Chance Kearney (peewee participant) was always talking to people about his heifer. He got a little upset when she didn’t win first place, but we explained the fun of getting different colored ribbons and he thought that might be okay. When he wasn’t in the show ring, he was roping everything in sight, both left and right handed. We were all pretty impressed with his abilities. First time participant Charlie Gray of Two Heart Bar Ranch entered one cow calf pair and won Grand Champion Mature Female & Overall at the Northern Rockies Show on Saturday. All in all we had a great time, great food, and made new friendships.

Texas Longhorns Australia

John Bastardi, President The following is reprinted from the recent Texas Longhorn Australia newsletter “The Horny Herald” written by TLA member, Geoff Dawson Well what a weekend......plenty of TLA m e m b e r s. . . . . . S u n s h i n e. . . . . . . G r e a t Dinner........Great Meeting.......and a Great Sale On the June long weekend Gunnedah turned into a little Texas with Texas Longhorn Cattle arriving at the local saleOctober 2010

yards on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th June. The first cattle to arrive were all the way from Tambo in Queensland. TLA members Gordon & Desley Davidson travelled almost 1200 kms to come to Gunnedah for the sale. Saturday saw goose neck trailers and trucks turns up delivering to Gunnedah the biggest number of Texas Longhorn cattle ever assembled at a public sale in Australia, for Longhorn cattle only. Congratulations to all the members that turned up on the weekend, you were part of history in Australian longhorn circles. A big majority of the cattle had arrived by lunchtime and it was just after lunch that a convoy of TLA members and friends headed out for the 25 km drive to “Dallas”, home of the Dawson family’s Skinny Lizard Longhorn herd. After a stop in the driveway to view the cattle it was up to the house for a cuppa and some scones and slices. Then it was a mad rush for everyone to get back to town and meet at the Services Club for a meal and the first formal meeting of the TLA group. The meeting kept rolling while the staff at the Club served up a very tasty two course meal. The meeting made a decision that the group would be incorporated and everyone was pleased to see that one of the founding members of the TLA, John Bastardi was appointed as the first President of the Group. In regard to incorporation I can confirm that the process is complete and we are now known as Texas Longhorns Australia Inc, the final registration papers have been received by Don Constable our public officer. The meeting and evening concluded around 9.30 pm and members gradually drifted off to their accommodation to get ready for “Sale Day”. Sunday 13th June 2010 was a great day; starting with a bit of a nip in the air it turned out to be a terrific winter’s day in Gunnedah. The morning started around 6.30 am when some TLA members met the auctioneers Bert & James for breakfast at the Saleyards Canteen. Leo Riley the chief cook has a reputation for putting on a “bloody good breakky”, and he didn’t let us down. After breakfast, the cattle were sorted into their pens ready for the inaugural Texas Longhorns Australia Sale. Potential buyers started arriving before 7.30 to get the first look at the sale cattle. Just prior to the 10.30 a.m. start time the TLA members congregated in one of the laneways for a photo. The order of sale saw the registered purebred females sold first followed by the registered purebred bulls, trophy steers, longhorn females, longhorn bulls and the steers were the final animals to go under the hammer. A skull and horns late entry was the final item to be sold on the day and sold for $775 to conclude the sale. Here is a summary of the results of the sale:Registered purebred females sold to a top of $3,200 Registered purebred bulls sold to a top of $3,150 Trophy steers sold to a top of $1,150 Longhorn females sold to a top of $2,900 Longhorn bulls sold to a top of $1,800 Steers sold to a top of $575 Semen package sold for $150 Of the 56 longhorns offered for sale a total of 50 were sold on the day. Of the other

6 head, 3 were taken home and 3 were sold at the Gunnedah Fat Sale on Tuesday morning. Overall it was a very pleasing result for our members. The sale and meeting were hailed a success by the members that attended and it was clear that everyone wanted to have another sale in 2011. Our challenge will be to ensure we can produce the quality and variety of cattle that we had this year. Already I have heard of members starting to look at their herd to determine what can be included in the 2011 sale. I would like to conclude the sale report with a very special thank you to two of the TLA members! A Special “Thank You” to Gordon & Desley Davidson: Prior to the sale Gordon & Desley informed me that they would like to donate the proceeds of one of their steers to the TLA. After yards fees were deducted and Garvin & Cousens did not charge their commission on the steer, the TLA ended up with an additional $539 in the Bank account. Thank you Gordon & Desley. After travelling such a long way and also purchasing many of the top priced longhorns this is indeed a very generous act towards your association.

Jan Bastardi, John Bastardi (The first President of Texas Longhorns Australia Inc) Don Constable (One of the founding members of Texas Longhorns Australia)

Ben & Kristy Newbury and their three children (Yarrow Creek Station Longhorns) Pictured with their Victory Lap bred bull.

Picture of the members of the TLA that were able to be at the inaugural TLA Sale in Gunnedah NSW Australia *Editors note: Special thanks to Geoff Dawson for submitting photos for the Affiliate News and to TLBAA member Charlene Semkin for forwarding the newsletter to our attention. continued on pg. 57


TLBAA Breed Advisory Committee’s

October - Herd Management Guide Spring Calving: 1. Wean spring born calves that are approximately 7-8 months of age. If you are involved in a performance program, the calves should be weighed at weaning and their weights adjusted to a 205-day equivalent and weaning ratios calculated. 2. Vaccinate newly weaned calves with 7way Clostridial bacterin (blackleg and malignant edema) as well as IBR-PI3BVD and deworm to control internal parasites. Cull bull calves should be castrated prior to weaning. 3. Replacement heifers should definitely be vaccinated for blackleg, malignant edema, leptospirosis, IBR and brucellosis, if not already vaccinated. 4. As fall approaches and grass matures, realize that the protein value of your pastures will decrease below levels necessary to satisfy nutritional requirements of gestating females. The feeding of 2 pounds of a 40% crude protein supplement or 4 lbs. of a 20% crude protein supplement will provide additional protein and energy intake above that received from the forage. Heifers will require even more supplemental feed, since they should be gaining approximately one pound per day. 5. Review cow body condition at weaning. Develop a winter feeding program that will insure that cows will maintain an adequate body condition prior to calving. 6. Continue fly and tick control programs. Anaplasmosis problems can continue until frost, so observe cow herd closely for animals losing body condition and appearing anemic. Commercial supplements containing 150 grams of chlortetracycline per 50 lbs. of salt are available. Continuous feeding of the tetracycline medication during the fly season should provide adequate protection against the disease.

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


the breeding season. 3. The nutrient requirements for energy, protein, minerals and vitamins of lactating females increase substantially. During the first 3-4 months of lactation, a 1000 lb. cow with average milking ability (producing 10 lbs. of milk daily) requires 11.5 lbs. of energy, 2 lbs. of protein, 0.06 lbs. of calcium, 0.05 lbs. of phosphorus and 36,000 international units of vitamin A per day. Warm season pasture grasses are approaching dormancy and sufficient nutrients must be supplied to the lactating females in the form of protein and/or energy supplements as well as mineral and vitamin mixes to meet their nutrient requirements. If pasture grass is plentiful, but dormant and poor in quality during this time of year, then protein is generally your first concern. A 1000 lb. cow in good body condition with average milking ability should generally be fed at least 1.5 lbs. of crude protein from a protein supplement, depending upon the protein value and availability of the dormant pasture grass. Feeding 3-4 lbs. of a 40% CP supplement, 4-6 lbs. of a 30% CP supplement or 6-8 lbs. of a 20% CP supplement per head per day should be adequate to meet most protein and energy needs. Choice of appropriate supplement (20% CP, 30% CP or 40% CP) should be based upon cheapest source of protein. Price per pound of protein may be determined by dividing the cost per pound of protein supplement by the percentage of crude protein in the supplement. A source of salt as well as a good commercial calcium:phosphorus mineral mix with added Vitamin A should be available on a free choice basis. If your cows are thin in body condition, then feeding supplemental hay plus higher levels of a low crude protein, high energy range cube (20% crude protein) will provide increased intake of vital nutrients. If pasture grass is limited due to overgrazing or poor rainfall during the summer, then energy is your first concern. Feeding a medium (8-10% crude protein) hay free choice plus 2-3 lbs. of a 20% CP supplement daily or approximately 15-20 lbs. of a high quality (15-17% crude protein) hay per head per day will provide an excellent source of energy and protein for the females. If winter pasture is available, then the females should not need additional energy or protein

supplementation. Young, lactating females have 20-25% greater supplemental needs than mature cows. Watch body condition closely and increase supplemental feed accordingly. 4. Even though Texas Longhorns are known for calving ease, difficult births may arise. Check first-calf heifers (due to calve) and pregnant cows daily for possibility of calving difficulties. Once fetal membranes (water sac) have been expelled and ruptured, assistance should be provided if calf delivery has not occurred within 30-60 minutes. 5. Colostrum, first milk, consumption during the early hours of a calf’s life is essential for passive absorption of important antibodies needed for protection from disease. Absorption of antibodies found in colostrum ceases after 24 hours after birth; therefore, a newborn calf should receive at least 2 quarts (5-6% of birth weight) in first milk within the first 6 hours to insure adequate antibody protection. Commercial sources of colostrum may be purchased or the first milk from other cows may be frozen for later use. Many females, especially first-calf heifers, do not produce sufficient colostrum, and there is no way of knowing how much the calf has nursed. Baby calf scours are typically the result of inadequate consumption of colostrum during the early hours of a calf’s life. Clean calving areas and proper attention to the newborn may reduce exposure to disease organisms and reduce incidence of scouring problems. 6. Dip navels of newborn calves in a 7% tincture of iodine solution when you happen to be there shortly after birth as a preventive measure of navel ill problems. 7. At 12-14 months of age, vaccinate replacement heifers with intramuscular IBR/BVD (modified live virus), a 7-way Clostridial booster, 5-way Leptospirosis, and vibrosis at least 60 days before breeding. Consult a local veterinarian on vaccine types and other vaccinations recommended in the area. Deworming is recommended prior to spring grass. 8. Evaluate the growth of your yearling heifers as well as first-calf females. The goal should be to have your yearling heifers weight 65% of their mature weight by first breeding (14-15 months of age) and have a weight of 85% of their mature weight, including the weight of the fetus, prior to calving at 23-25 months of age. Texas Longhorn Trails

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Sand Hills Ranch Double 'N' Cattle Ranch Ike Beeson Lee Sherbeyn Jim Steffler Jimmy L. Jones Royal Heritage Farm NEL-TAM Longhorns J S Longhorns Dennis W. Jones Don Constable Kathy Kittler Underwood Longhorns Allen S. Brantley Daniel W. Hudson Tony & Sylvia Allen Charles Ohler Jack Mc Mahen Ralph and Mary Martinez Calvin Deemer Dan Huntington Ethan Loos Tim Koester Brian and Mary Stahl Clarence Kissinger Joe Graddy Khaos Cattle Company L & R Longhorns Michael Delaney Nancy C. Dunn Straight Arrow Cattle Co. Terry King Tracy Sekely Helmwood Bill Derey Billy C. Hudson, Sr. B T Farms George and Laureen Gennin Greg & Pam Press Johnson Cattle Co. Mozella Acres Robert Fenza R & R Ranch Sidewinder Cattle Co. LLC Triple R Ranch

Terry and Ernie Noey Trigg & Traci Moore John R. Randolph Randall Ward Guthrie Creek Longhorn Cattle Star Creek Ranch Ralph & Sue Roberts Suzanne & William H. Torkildsen, M.D. Vida Nueva Ranch Greg & Amy Franks El Coyote Ranch Alice & Jeff Yates Allen & Suzanne Perry Charles Scott Jay M. Chernosky Bob Dube Doug and Deborah Burkham Lazy L Longhorns Lee Falkenhagen Nyle Maxwell Ray and Sherry Berger Tensleon Ranch Tim Parris Vernon G. & Janis M. Webb William Buck Deborah Taylor-Presson Marshall & Mary Ann Crenshaw Steven Zunker Billy Thompson & Gary Jenkins Charles A. Tompkins Crossed T's Cattle Company Duane & Thresa Tabor Edwin & Debra Stojanik Glenn E Phipps Jeffery Lowe Jonell Westerberg Kevin & Laureen Rooker Matthew J. Durkin Rick Friedrich Ronnie Scott Stephanie Kay Bradley Zane Burkham Dave & Lori Overdorf Robert & Cindy Schnuriger Sweety Petey Butte Ranch 777 Ranch Bobby Cox Dwain & Teresa Gilliam George & Cindy Dennis Kay L. Roush Mike & Kim MacLeod Randy Murry, Jr. Steve Day Jeff & Deborah Clark Joe or Carolyn Wissel Bob & Cathy Iversen

Brent & Lana Voth Cactus Rose Longhorns Donnie Taylor Glen & Kim Simpson Greg & Beth Tanner Joel Norris Makayla Lynn McLeod Matt Vizza Red Mc Combs Ranches of Texas Rio Vista Ranch Ron Mc Murray Rugged Cross Ranch Spikes Peak Ranch Thomas A. Rogers Allen Weihrich Brian & Debra Horn Dennis & Pam Thonsgard Eric & Anna Redeker Shawn M. Childs Stephen A. Drake T.M. & Jean Smith Ben Wayne Doke Bernard Hruzek Bernard Lankford Bill & Freida Golden Clinard Longhorns Danny and Carole Phillips Doug and Darnell Muenchow Dr. Gene and Lana Hightower Freddy Olivo Gueary W. or Lola Logan Hal or Horace Hickerson H.C. Carter James Bothwell Jeff & Nancy Bearden Kelli Diane Williams Marion M. Woolie Marissa & Joel Geary M. A. Vanek Megan Ekstrom Mike Crawford & Pam Watkins Richard James Filip Robby Robinson Ranches Robert and Louann Rubel Rodney & Shelly Jones Ronnie and Carolyn Meine Rusty and Sonia Newton Stacey Coats Talon Land and Cattle The Spotts Trust Tilman R. Thomas III Tommy Frantom Wes and Carol Chancey

Toby Johnson Pace Cattle Company Ronald C. or Lana K. Pearson Mike & Debbie Bowman Janiece A. Mc Daniel Ben and Ilse Myren J5 Longhorns Ray Beadle Jim & Sylvia Johnson Steve, Bodie & Chad Quary Art Anders Betty McCutchan Dr. Lee & Linda Ragains Ernest L. or Peri L. Clark Norman and June Cady Frances B. Hall Joseph Sedlacek Justin Hansen Paul F. Schaefer Goemmer Land & Livestock Co Marc Sacre Richard & Linda Spooner Wilson Longhorns Daniel Fey Dl Cattle Company Jim Hutchinson Stompin Brush Farm Kent and Christine Bladen Pamela Kay & Ronald Miller Pete & Treva Hawks Shane & Shannon Kearney Steve Smith Bonnie & Rodger Damrow Craig Perez Fossil Creek Longhorns Frank and Linda Pate Grass Roots Longhorns John R. Bondon Lawrence Morgan Longhorns Moore's Longhorn Ranch Ron & Jo Jones Woodson School Ranch Aaron Morgan Bill and Jo Le'AN Bob and Connie Carnes Broken Wagon Cattle Co., LLC David & Kimberly Nikodym JBR Longhorns John Bilberry Jordan Ranch, Inc. Kenneth J. & Valerie J. Webb Larry &/or Mary Ann Long McGill Ranch Ray, Kale & Julie Williams Sagacorn Longhorns Wayne and Ellen Fox

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West Texas Longhorn Association

Dennis Urbantke, President (325) 655-3500 If you were not at the Texas Longhorn Show at the West Texas State Fair and Rodeo in Abilene, you missed a great show. We are very proud of our West Texas Longhorn Association and this was our first time to sponsor the show at the West Texas State Fair. The entries into all three shows exceeded our expectations. There were 68 entries for the Youth, 47 for the Haltered and 46 for the Non-Haltered Shows. It was a great turnout and it quadrupled the entries from last year. I personally want to thank Billy Thompson and Gary Jenkins. The work that they put into the show was amazing and they did an outstanding job! Our affiliate held a meeting after the Non-Haltered show on Saturday afternoon. We discussed the prizes, trophies, and premium money for our upcoming shows during the San Angelo Stock Show that will be held in February. Kaytlyn Brown has been coordinating this part of the show and reported that we will be awarding money and prizes in the Haltered and NonHaltered Shows this year, as well as for the Youth Show. I would like to remind everyone that our show is February 26, and 27. These are the last dates for the Stock show and Rodeo in San Angelo. Hotel rooms will become hard to find if you wait until the last minute to book one. The Inn of The Conchos has rooms blocked for the Longhorn Show at $69.95 per night and has a hot breakfast included. You can call them at (325) 6582811. They also have some roomto park your trailers. We are having the Non-Haltered show Saturday at 12-noon, followed by Trophy Steer Show and the Haltered Show concluding our day. To enter the show go to the Web site The deadline is January 15, 2011. For the Non- Haltered animals will be in standard pens and for the Youth Show and Haltered Show we will use the standard tie ups. Again, we would like to thank everyone for their help and participation in the West Texas Fair and Rodeo. We look forward to an even larger turnout of entries next year!

The youngest Pee Wee during the Youth Show, Hannah Faske, gets some help from here sisters Julia and Tabitha.

The audience enjoys the Youth Show Competition at the West Texas State Fair. October 2010

IN MEMORIAM Brandon Dee Roberts April 7th, 1975 - September 7th, 2010 Austin, TX - We keep the Roberts family John, Dedee and Burton in our thoughts and prayers as they mourn the death of their beloved son and brother Brandon. The family writes: “With his passing, a sense of calm came about all of us and we were flooded with wonderful memories and immediately thought of his amazing smile and attitude, knowing that he was looking down on us with his Grand Champion Longhorn, Buckshot, by his side.” “Brandon truly lived every day in positive spirits and as an inspiration to all those who were in his presence. He lived life to the fullest, making every day that he had on earth count, never missing a chance to say “I love you” or give a hug. His bravery and positive attitude were always shining through no matter the circumstance….right up until his very last breath.” Brandon’s memorial was held outdoors at the family cemetery on their ranch, Sunday, September 12th. Memorial contributions can be made in Brandon’s name to: HD (Heredity Disease) Foundation, 3960 Broadway, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10032 (, where the scientists are working tirelessly to find a cure for Huntington’s Disease.

James L. Homer, Jr.

James L. Homer, Jr., 76, passed away August 24, 2010 in Austin, TX. He was born in Galveston, TX to James L. Homer, Sr. and Lucille Outlaw Homer. Mr. Homer was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Nancy Homer and infant son, Nicholas Homer. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Barbara Goodman Homer; three sons, Jeff Homer and wife Annette, Chris Homer and wife Melissa, and James Homer, III and wife Laura; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 15186, Austin, TX 78761, Lymphoma Research Foundation, 115 Broadway, 13th Floor, New York, NY 10006, or to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Our thoughts and prayers are with Barbara and her family. As a TLBAA member, he was a long-time member of the STLA.

Robert "Bubbles" Choate, Jr.

Longhorn breeder Robert "Bubbles" Choate, Jr., 75, of Judsonia, AR, died August 28, 2010. "Bubbles", as he was known in the Longhorn industry, was active with the TLBAA throughout the 1990s and into the 21st century. His enthusiasm for the breed, for people, and for life earned him the title of "Longhorn Ambassador.” Bubbles traveled to many sales and events around the country spreading the Longhorn word. Everywhere he went, he carried a camera with him to take photos of his friends, new and old. The "Longhorn Ambassador" was born on September 29, 1934 in Marlin, TX, to Robert and Camella Winch Choate, Sr. His parents were carnival owners and settled in Judsonia, AR. After graduating from Judsonia High School, Bubbles had numerous experiences in life. He worked as a carnival worker, a radio tower painter, shrimp boat owner, Longhorn cattle owner and an antique car trader. He often traveled in a Cadillac with a massive set of horns mounted on the hood. Bubbles owned and operated Choates Catfish House, a former truck stop near the Little Red River, in Judsonia for many years. The perfect host, he never met a stranger and was well known for his great stories. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Brenda Johnson Choate; one son, Dennis Choate and wife Phyllis of McRae; three daughters, Denise and Diane Choate of Little Rock, and Garrie Lou Choate of Judsonia; one brother, Lloyd "Mokey" Choate of Judsonia; one sister, Melba Choate of Searcy; four grandchildren, Danielle, Nicolette, Dustin and Amii James; five greatgrandchildren, Josephine, Max, Ivan, Daisy and Marshall, along with a host of nieces, nephews and extended family and friends across the country; and a very special fishing buddy "Guppy."

Beverly J. Brandt

TLBAA member Beverly J. Brandt of Dorr, MI, died June 16, 2010, at Hospice House of Holland. Born on June 7, 1941 to William and Halo Shumaker of Fennville, MI, she graduated from Fennville High School in 1959. She married Harv Brandt of Holland on February 12, 1960. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt. Her family was her career. After raising their family in the Holland area, Harv and Bev moved to their farm in Salem Township in 1995 to raise registered Texas Longhorn cattle, doing business as H’N’B Longhorns. She is survived by Harve, her husband of 50 years; children Sandy (Tony) Goodman of Zeeland, Tamar (Kyle) Lewis of Holland, Timothy Brandt of Jackson; grandchildren Mandee (Josh) Johnson, Joshua Shaw, Stephanie Dooley, SFC Zachary Garbrecht, Brandon Brandt and great granddaughter Sarah Johnson as well as two brothers, a brother-in-law and sister-in-law and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Holland.

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J. Bryan Davis Auctioneer Ranch Real Estate

(254) 965-5500

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

325-668-3552 TX. License 15204

Bruce E. McCarty Auctioneer Weatherford, TX

At SAND HILLS RANCH we enjoy working with NEW BREEDERS & offer QUALITY GOOD HORNED STRAIGHT BUTLER & BLEND cattle, many to choose from & an attractive OWNER FINANCE PKG, Dora Thompson (318) 8726329   Mansfield, LA  Located near the Texas Line & Shreveport.

BeAver creek longhorns- Check our new Web site with "Super Sales" and herdreduction prices. Tazman (Gunman) genetics. Carole Muchmore, Ponca City, OK (580) 7659961, BooMerAng offspring – Offspring that can be the 2010 Horn Showcase, Millennium Futurity, or World Show Champions that are the total package! Mike Bowman (316) 778-1717.

C P Longhorns - Carla Payne Breeder of Boomerang C P

Brian Uptmore Auctioneer (254) 826-3725 Day (254) 379-4283 Cell BID, BUY & SELL An undeniABle fAct; read "The Real Butler Story" by Don Limb. Send only $19.90 to Limb Cattle Co., 8375 Lone Star Rd., Washington, TX 77880-5205, 936-878-2988. View excerpts at concrete feed Bunks for sale. U Bunks for $110 and J Bunks for $175. Shipping and pictures available. Buy something that will last a lifetime. Zach Moffitt (336) 736-6340. E-mail

rc lArson longhorns – 3 years of producing top of the line embryos. Embryos sales and guaranteed embryo pregnancies. Successfully assisting other breeders with their embryo programs. Our business is to maximize your breeding program. Contact us about the cost effectiveness of embryo sales. (503) 8427184 or

SUCCESSFUL SUMMER for information! ❖ Our excellent, gentle, correct Longhorns graze on clean pastures where good herd health has always been emphasized. ❖ We maintain 8 separate breeding pastures, each with its carefully chosen, outstanding herd sire paired with a cow herd of the best of the best cows produced on the Flying D over the past 27 years! ❖ During those years we have consistently provided VIRGIN BULLS for new Longhorn friends to begin their herds. Trichomoniasis just isn’t welcome at the Flying D! ❖ Our annual summer sale moves along with the finest bulls, cows, steers, heifers and pairs offered. Terrific young bulls and heifers (ready to be show winners) live on the Flying D!

Dorie Damuth • Flying D Longhorn Ranch Magnolia, Texas • 281-356-8167

OLIVER LONGHORNS Cattle for sale “To God Be The Glory” (972) 268-0083

CATTLE FOR SALE WAlters longhorns – 18 registered Texas Longhorns, pairs, all WR breeding, color and horns. Call (405) 872-8386 or (405) 822-0075. longhorn seMen for sAle – Phenomenon, Emperor, Shadowizm, Gunsmoke, Kobra, Don Julio, Country Liberator and more. John Oliver (972) 2680083. Jones rAnch – Home of Gunman genetics. 4-Sale: progeny of the great Gunman bull and his sons, Grand Slam & Hocus Pocus. We are now featuring cattle sired by J R Premium and K C Just Respect by Hunt's Demand Respect. (719) 5392771.Web: E-mail:

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


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

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Auctioneer P.O. Box 928 Frederick, OK 73542 580-335-5732 580-335-4126 Mbl. e-mail:

Dr. Lee and Linda Ragains

New Location: Sallisaw, OK (918) 774-9107 • (918) 855-0704

Cattle For Sale

(817) 991-9979 Terry H. Brink


for sAle Daughters and granddaughters of 80”+ TTT 4C Princess. Exposed to Super Bowl son. Charlie Bolton (919) 542-6132, 4C Ranch, Pittsboro, NC.

7TH ANNUAL TRI-STATE LONGHORN SALE November 21, 2010 (Following the Fort Robinson Longhorn Sale that starts at 1 PM MST)

Crawford Livestock Market Crawford, NE Contact: Art or Haley Anders PO Box 455 • Crawford NE 69339 (308) 665-2457 (home) • (308) 665-4909 (cell)

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


LIVESTOCK TRANSPORTATION Ted Roush (713) 299-7990 Cell (979) 743-4439 Home or YOU CALL - I HAUL! HAULING - Anywhere-Anytime We specialize in Longhorns. Dan Tisdale (940) 872-1811 Mobile: 940/841-2619


Semkin Longhorns’ new 2010 Pasture Tour DVD showing you our 2010 calves, their dams, and the herd sires we are using for our 2011 calf crop. Send your mailing address and phone number to and it will be shipped to you at no cost. H: (580) 336-2925 Cell: (520) 907-3088 (620) 673-4050


(C) 214/676-3598 WESTERN DECOR Specializing in mounted steer horns, cow skulls, horn furniture, hides M.P. & K.D. HORN and LEATHER SHOP 408 E. Drew • Ft. Worth, TX 76110 817-927-8061 • Fax: 817-927-7970 E-mail: Web site:

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A DVERTISERS ’ I NDEX of Color Longhorns ..........60 A AAceSplash Cattle Company ..........................26


Adcock, Terry & Sherry................22, 60 Adkins, Aaron & Clay ..................10, 24 Almendra Longhorns ........................58 Land & Cattle..........................58 B Beadle Beargrass Ranch....................................59 Best At West Sale................................IBC Blooming Grove Farm ......................59 Bluebonnet Ranch ..............................60 Blue Mountain Longhorns ..............42 Bolen, Brent & Cindy ........................ 23 Bond Ranch ..........................................58 Box Z Ranch..........................................60 Briscoe Longhorns ..............................59 Buckhorn Cattle Company ..............59 Bull Creek Ranch ................................39 Bull Uprising ........................................13 Butler Breeders................................26-27 Butler Breeders Sale ............................49 Buy A ..............................48 Land & Cattle Co. ......................59 C C.C. C R Ranches ..........................................59 Cactus Ridge Ranch............................ 59 Carolina Cartel......................................10 Cedar View Ranch ..............................58 Champion Genetics............................55 Cloud 9 Longhorns ............................59 Crossed T’s Cattle Co. ........................48 Longhorn Ranch...................... 60 D DNA Deer Creek Longhorns ......................60 Diamond Q Longhorns....................59 Diamondback Ranch ........................58 Diamond S Longhorns......................59 Dickinson Cattle Co. ..........................12 Dick’s Ranch Supply ..........................56 Dunn, Nancy........................................24

Lemley Longhorns ..............................60 Little Star Longhorns ..........................57 Lo Mejor Ranch....................................60 Lone Wolf Ranch..........................45, 58 Longhorn Max......................................45 Longhorn Roundup Sale....................31 Longhorn Sale Pen..............................47 Long Shot Cattle ..................................58 Loomis Longhorns..............................27

Arrow Ranch................18-19 M Marquess Miller, Tim ............................................58 Miniature Longhorns..........................58 Mitchell, Clay........................................24 Morgan Livestock ................................56 Moriah Farms ......................................59 Morris, Ken & Jessica....................10, 24 Mosser Longhorns......................IFC, 60


Northbrook Cattle Co. ......................59 North TX Longhorn Association ....55 No-Bull ..................................................55


O’Dell, Oren & Dianna......................31

Q Quien Sabe L Bar Ranch....................60 Ranch............................................58 R R&R Red Peak Ranch....................................60

Gross, Ray ..............................................56 Helm Cattle Co. ..................................60 Hickman Longhorns..........................60 Hudson, Dan........................................24 Hughes, Scott & Sandy................10, 24 Husky Branding Irons........................55


TallGrass Cattle Co. ......................21, 58 Trinity Creeks Ranch ..........................60 Triple M Ranch ....................................58 Triple R Ranch (MI) ....................24, 58 Triple T Longhorns..............................59


IndianPoint Ranch..........................9, 59



K Bar K Ranch ......................................59 King, Terry..............................................24 Kittler Land and Cattle Co.........45, 58 Lemley Auction Services ....................13


4 Bar Ranch ..........................................60 4 Gone Ranch..................................3, 59 4 Star Ranch ..........................................59 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo....53

Gaskill, Steve ........................................24 G Gold Star Longhorns..........................48


J5 Longhorns ........................................59 JC Longhorn Ranch ..............................9 JT Wehring Family Ranch ..........22, 60 Jones, Jimmy ........................................24

October 2010

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Photo courtesy of Travis Marks & Fred Muenchow.

Red Tree Farms ....................................60 Rio Vista Ranch ............................30, 60 Rolling Creek Ranch ..........................17 Running Arrow ....................................48 7 Bar Ranch Longhorns ....................59 777 Ranch..............................................60 SS Backwards Longhorns ..................58 Safari B Ranch ......................................59 Sand Hills Ranch..................................30 Semkin Longhorns..............................59 Sexing Technologies............................42 Smith, Scott ..........................................59 Smith, T.M. & Jean ..............................59 Snyder, Charley & Doris ....................45 Star Creek Ranch ....................................7 Stotts Hideaway Ranch..............60, BC Struthoff Ranch ....................................23


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Pace, Scott ..............................................24 Panther Creek Longhorns ..................2 Pearl Longhorn Ranch........................60 Prairie States Insurance ......................55 Premier Heifer Sale........................40-41


East Texas Longhorn Association ....22 El Coyote Ranch..............................1, 60 End of Trail Ranch................ 11, 23, 58

Just For Grins

Underwood Longhorns ....................58 United We Stand..................................24

V Vida Nueva Ranch........................16, 60 Longhorns..............58 W Weddle/Weddle Wichita Fence........................................45 Y

SepteMber pHoto FirSt-place Winner: Exorcism, Bovine Style... rebecca Moeller, Socorro, nM ◆ Honorable Mention: “I can almost reach it…” Clint Fields, Seattle, WA

Winchester Futurity ............................33

Coming Next Month:

YO Ranch ..............................................53

Apparel / Home Furnishings/ Christmas Gifts 63

Save the date! Texas Longhorn Coming Events OCTOBER 2010

OCT 1 • Tulsa State Fair, Tulsa, OK. Steve Quary (405) 567-3093. Entry Deadline: August 27, 2010. Qualifying Haltered, Non-Haltered and Youth. OCT 2-3 • Texas Rice Festival Longhorn Show, Winnie, TX. James Gentz, Jr. (409) 267-5201 or Carol Gentz (409) 296-2434. Qualifying Haltered and Youth. OCT 2 • Satellite Measuring, Mosser Longhorns, Midway, TX. Doug Stotts (713) 598-2220. OCT 2 • Satellite Measuring, Doug Hunt’s, Saint George, UT. Doug Hunt (435) 680-4822 C or (435) 275-2112. OCT 2 • Satellite Measuring, Cambridge, KS. Mike Bowman (316) 778-1717 or OCT 8-10 • HOT Fair and Rodeo, Waco, TX. Sue Bowdoin (254) 4862581. Qualifying Haltered, Non-Haltered and Youth. OCT 8 • 4 Gone Ranch Open House, 20 miles east of Durant, OK. 10 am - 4 pm. Ranch tours all day. Kerry Mounce (214) 675-9317 or Paul Mounce (469) 525-5955. OCT 9 • Satellite Measuring, C R Ranch, Harper, OR. Alex Dees (541) 3588787 or Terry Fuhriman (208) 860-7430 or OCT 9 • Tennessee Valley Satellite Measuring, White Pine, TN. Carl Brantley (336) 667-5452 Region 4 or Mark Stuck (540) 752-6831 Region 2. OCT 9 • El Coyote Satellite Measuring, Kingsville, TX. Felix or Della Serna or; (361) 522-0807 or (361) 296-4275. OCT 10 • Scott Simmons Satellite Measuring, Medora, IL. Scott Simmons (618) 729-2004 or OCT 12 • Great Lakes Texas Longhorn Association Satellite Measuring, Horton, MI. Dick Lowe (517) 688-3030 or or Tom Smith (616) 897-6235 or OCT 14-16 • TLBAA Longhorn Weekend & Horn Showcase, Fort Worth, TX. TLBAA (817) 625-6241. OCT 16-17 • State Fair of Texas, Dallas, TX. Trigg & Traci Moore or (254) 796-4269 or (254) 396-5592. Entry deadline: September 1, 2010. Qualifying Haltered and Youth. OCT 29-31 • Ark-La-Tex Show, George Henderson 2nd Expo Center, Lufkin, TX. Donnie Taylor (936) 414-1401 or Bobbye Du Bose (409) 384-8120 . Qualifying Haltered, Non-Haltered and Youth. OCT 30 • N.T.L.A. Sale, Beatrice, NE. Roger & Bonnie Damrow (402) 4235441 or or OCT 30 • Longhorn Roundup Sale, West Auction Barn, West, TX; Longhorn educational seminar - Oct. 29th. Russell Hooks (409) 381-0616 or OCT 30 • North Texas Longhorn Breeders Annual Field Day and General Membership Meeting, Duane & Thresea Tabor’s Jacksboro Ranch. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Duane and Thresea Tabor (817) 594-8522 or Mary Dawn Tekell (817) 448-8570.


NOV 5-7 • Louisiana State Fair, Shreveport Fairgrounds, Shreveport, LA. Donnie Taylor (936) 414-1401 or Bobbye Du Bose (409) 384-8120. Qualifying Haltered, Non-Haltered and Youth. NOV 6 • Alberta Texas Longhorn Associatio Fall Sale, Oyen Crossroads Centre, Oyen, Alberta; Ron Walker (403) 5486684 or (403) 528-0200. NOV 6 • Marquess Arrow Ranch Production Sale, Ben Wheeler, TX; Marquess Arrow Ranch - (903) 5705199 or (903) 833-5310. NOV 21 • Tri State Longhorn Sale, Crawford Livestock Market, Crawford, NE. Art or Haley Anders (308) 665-2457 H or (308) 665-4909 C.


DEC 3-4 • North Texas Longhorn Breeders Association Holiday Longhorn Extravaganza, Wise County Sheriff’s Posse Grounds, Decatur, TX. Tina Cook (940) 399-7993. Qualifying Haltered and Youth. DEC 4 • TLBAA Best at West Membership Sale, West, TX. TLBAA (817) 625-6241. DEC 10-11 • STLA Winter Festival, Brackenridge Main Event Center, Edna, TX. Cindy Dennis or (512) 5655340 . Qualifying Haltered, Non-Haltered and Youth.


JAN 14-18 • Fort Worth Stock Show, Fort Worth, TX. Trigg or Traci Moore-Showchairs. Entry deadline - November 15th to the TLBAA office. Qualifying Haltered, Non-Haltered and Youth.


JAN 14 • TLBAA Annual General Membership Meeting, 10 a.m., Radisson Hotel Fossil Creek, Fort Worth, TX. Kim Barfield (817) 625-6241 or JAN 15 • Premier Heifer Sale, John Justin West Sale Arena, Will Rogers Complex, Fort Worth, TX. Consignment deadline Oct. 23, 2010. Kim Barfield (817) 625-6241 or JAN 21-22 • National Western Stock Show, Denver, CO. Mountain and Plains Texas Longhorn Association, Glen Lewis (719) 2674010. Qualifying Haltered, NonHaltered and Youth.


FEB 5 • San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, San Antonio, TX. STLA, Annie Morgan (210) 885-8653 or Qualifying Non-Haltered and Youth. FEB 17-20 • Autobahn Classic, Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth, TX. Larry Barker (817) 988-6110. FEB 18-19 • Bull Uprising, Will Rogers West Arena, Fort Worth, TX. Joel Lemley (325) 668-3552 or or Mike MacLeod, Event Chairman (940) 659-2255. FEB 19-20 • Sierra County Show, Truth or Consequences, NM. David Starritt (915) 240-5902 or Lynn Starritt (915) 252-4118. Qualifying Haltered, Non-Haltered and Youth. FEB 26-27 • San Angelo State Fair, San Angelo, TX. Dennis Urbantke to register online: 655-3500. Qualifying Haltered, Non-Haltered and Youth.

MARCH 2011

MAR 5 • TLBAA Best at West Membership Sale, West, TX. TLBAA (817) 625-6241. MAR 11-13 • North Texas Longhorn Breeders Spring Show, Somervell Co. Fairgrounds, Glen Rose, TX. Kevin or Laury Rooker (940) 748-1031 or Qualifying Haltered, Non-Haltered and Youth. MAR 13-14 • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Houston, TX. Qualifying Haltered, Non-Haltered and Youth. MAR 19-20 • Star Of Texas Fair and Rodeo, Austin, TX. STLA, Louis Christa (210) 863-7003 or Qualifying Haltered, Non-Haltered and Youth. MAR 25 • South Texas State Fair, Ford Park, Beaumont, TX. Morgan Michael (409) 313-0059 or Carolyn Abney (409) 284-9881 Qualifying Haltered, Non-Haltered and Youth. MAR 25-27 • Oklahoma Shootout, Payne County Expo Center, Stillwater, OK. Bodie & Steve Quary (405) 567-3093. Qualifying Haltered, Non-Haltered and Youth.

APRIL 2011

APR 1-3 • STLA Spring Show, Rockdale, TX. Sandy Nordhausen (512) 898-2401 or email: Qualifying Haltered, Non-Haltered and Youth APR 8-9 • Dixie Classic, Gulfport, MS. Maurice Ladnier (601) 9285387 or (601) 762-5194 or Matt Westmoreland (985) 7951539 or (985) 515-3172. APR 8-10 • Texas Longhorn Breeders Gulf Coast Association, Washington Co. Fairgrounds, Brenham, TX. Doak Parker (281) 761-5215. Qualifying Haltered, Non-Haltered and Youth. APR 22-23 • Midwest Longhorn Sale, Winfield, KS. Mike Bowman (316) 778-1717. APR 29-30 • Red McCombs 32nd Anniversary Fiesta Longhorn Sale, Johnson City, TX. Alan Sparger (210) 445-8798 or

MAY 2011

MAY 7 • TLBAA Best at West Membership Sale, West, TX. TLBAA (817) 625-6241. MAY 7-8 • Capitan Show, Capitan, NM. Kristi Wilson (505) 3215213 or Lynn Starritt, TLBNM Sec./Treas. (915) 252-4118 or (915) 886-7063 fax. Qualifying Haltered, Non-Haltered and Youth. MAY 20-21 • Best of Texas Sale, Mid Tex Auction Barn, Navasota, TX. George Wilhite (281) 435-1311.


AUG 6 • TLBAA Best at West Membership Sale, West, TX. TLBAA (817) 625-6241.


DEC 3 • TLBAA Best at West Membership Sale, West, TX. TLBAA (817) 625-6241.

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