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Texas Longhorn Trails

September 2015


Texas Longhorn Trails

SEPTEMBER 2015 VOL. 27 NO. 5

About the Cover:

Cover Stories:

Congratulations to the 2015 Diann Chase Expo Grand Champions honored on the cover. Grand Champion Steer, SSS Bolt’s Ranger, Grand Champion Female, CT Sister Judye and Grand Champion Bull, Sanddollar Alpine. The Autobahn Youth Tour thanks Peri Hughes who does a wonderful job capturing proud moments for these exhibitors, visit www.barronphotografix.com to view and purchase pictures from the show.

16-18 The Diann Chase Longhorn Scholarship Expo


32 TLBAA Year End Awards 38 Fort Griffin State Historic Site 42 Ways To Extend Grazing Into by Jordan Glidewell

22 Past President James E. Warren: Archeologist and Author By Henry King

Sales & Shows: 28 Winchester Futurity of the North 4

Fall & Winter

by Heather Smith Thomas

47 Breeder Spotlight: Ranching

Dreams Come True-Rancho Dos Ninos by Jordan Glidewell

49 Sunrise Showmanship Camp by Betty Baker

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Departments: 10 Officer & Directors 40 Herd Management 46 TLBT Letter 48 Movers & Shakers 50 Affiliate News 51 TLBAA Announcements 54 Save the Date 59 Ad Index 59 Just For Grins

Notesfrom the Editor The TLBT youth represented the TLBAA well during The Diann Chase Longhorn Scholarship Expo held June 10th-14th. It is amazing the amount of support John & Diann have given to the youth through the years. A shout out to Larry Barker and all of his team on a job well done! We have been very busy in the Trails department working on sale catalogs for various groups, and I really appreciate the opportunity to work with top notch sales representing the Longhorn breed. I look forward to the upcoming sales and visiting with you all. Speaking of fall sales, they are getting closer, so don’t forget the many options to promote those consignments. Through Trails magazine ads, online ads, and e-blasts, we’ve got you covered for advertising your breeding program. I encourage you to email, fax or mail your comments and suggestions to continue moving the Trails magazine in the right direction for our members and readers. See you down the road...

– Laura Standley (817) 625-6241• (817) 625-1388 (FAX) P.O. Box 4430 • Fort Worth, TX 76164 E-Mail: trails@tlbaa.org • www.tlbaa.org Editor in Chief: Laura Standley • Ext. 105 • laura@tlbaa.org • trailseditor@tlbaa.org Contributing Editor: Henry L. King

President/CEO: Barbara Linke • Ext. 102 barbara@tlbaa.org

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

Kelsie McGilvray • Ext. 106 • kelsie@tlbaa.org

Registrations: Dana Coomer • Ext. 116 dana@tlbaa.org registrar@tlbaa.org membership@tlbaa.org

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

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

Rick Fritsche • Ext. 107 rick@tlbaa.org registrar@tlbaa.org

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

Deadline: October 2015 deadline is September 22nd.

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

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Elaine Bauman • Ext. 121 elaine@tlbaa.org

Special Events: Amy Weatherholtz • Ext. 104 amy@tlbaa.org

“We reach every TLBAA member” Texas Longhorn Trails

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This space is available for your ranch listing! Contact: Ashley Loos, Trails Advertising Executive (217) 653-8403 or ashley@tlbaa.org



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TLBAA Regions


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

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

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

Treasurer: Mark Hubbell • (269) 838-3083

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

Director: Tom Matott • (303) 500-9465

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

Director: Jeff Jespersen • (780) 966-3320


At-Large Director

At-Large Director

Mark Hubbell

(269) 838-3083 hubbelllonghorns@aol.com

(979) 277-2161 kwdubose@gmail.com

At-Large Director

At-Large Director

DIVISION C ~ REGIONS 13-18 At-Large Director

Keith DuBose

(573) 406-9868 robertslonghorns@live.com

David Roberts At-Large Director

(405) 227-7127 bardies@hotmail.com

John Parmley

(281) 541-1201 john@jspservicesinc.com

David “Nik” Nikodym

Region 1 - Director

Region 7 - Director

Region 13 - Director

Jeff Jespersen

(780) 966-3320 jeffj91@hotmail.com

Lana Hightower

(903) 681-1093 glcattleco@aol.com

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

Region 2 - Director

Region 8 - Director

Region 14 - Director

(704) 361-6035 khaoslonghorns@gmail.com

Ken Morris

(484) 638-0228 nel_tam_hearn@yahoo.com

Nelson Hearn

L.D. McIntyre

(817) 304-1665 diamondglonghorns@yahoo.com

Gwen Damato

Region 3 - Director

(620) 704-3493 chairman@tlbaa.org Region 15 Director

Todd McKnight

Region 9 - Director

Tom Smith

(616) 293-0977 tom@widespreadranch.com

(254) 485-3434 fairchildranch@yahoo.com

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

Region 4 - Director

Region 10 - Director

Region 16 - Director

David Edwards

Russell E. Fairchild

Scott Hughes

(828) 287-4257 shughes@partonlumber.com

Gary Bowdoin

(254) 640-0844 run4funbow@aol.com

(303) 500-9465 tom@rockymountainlonghorns.com

Region 5 - Director

Region 11 - Director

Region 17 - Director

Tom Matott

Nancy Dunn

(334) 318-0887 nancydunn2010@windstream.net

Larry Smith

(281) 935-2811 texasslonghorns@aol.com

(805) 300-4617 atdees@aol.com

Region 6 - Director

Region 12 - Director

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

(979) 249-4255 sktorkildsen@gmail.com

Region 18 - Director

Kathy Kittler

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

Alex Dees

Bill Torkildsen

JOHN R. BALL* 1979-1980


BILL ANTHONY* 1981-1982

GLEN W. LEWIS 1992-1995

DR. L.V. BAKER 1982-1984

TIM MILLER* 1995-1998

DR. W.D. “BILL” CLARK 1984-1986



BOB MOORE* 2003-2005

JOHN T. BAKER 1988-1990


(909) 721-7577 chris@herronconstructioninc.com

Chris Herron





Matt McGuire - (405) 742-4351

Mark Hubbell – (269) 838-3083

Dr. David Hillis – (512) 789-6659

Felix Serna – (361) 294-5331

John T. Baker – (512) 515-6730

Russell Hooks – (409) 381-0616







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MEASURING CLASSES _____________________________________ FEMALES

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 Cattle arrive

Thursday, October 1, 2015

8:00 a.m. - Female Measuring/Futurity Begins

(measurement by class) 9:00 a.m. - Vendor Exhibits Open 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Fashion Show hosted by Crutcher’s Western Wear 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Seminars and Roundtables 1. Marketing and Promoting Longhorn Beef Charlene Semkin 2. HORNS System Tutorial - Rick Fritsche 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Bull Alley Reception 6:30 p.m. - Bull Alley (In Alphabetical Order) 8:00 a.m. - Bull Measurement/Futurity Begins (measurement by class) 9:00 a.m. - Vendor Exhibits Open 12 NOON - Wichita Refuge Tour 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Seminars and Roundtables 6:00 p.m. - Heifer Sale 7:30 p.m. - Horn Showcase Banquet and Dance

Friday, October 2, 2015

9:00 a.m. - Vendor Exhibits Open 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Cattle Viewing 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Sale Brunch 11:00 a.m. - Horn Showcase Sale Cattle move out 30 minutes after sale conclusion

Saturday, October 3, 2015

7:00 a.m. - 12 NOON - Move out cattle

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Class 1 Females October 2014 (TTT only) Class 2 Females September 2014 (TTT only) Class 3 Females August 2014 (TTT only) Class 4 Females July 2014 (TTT only) Class 5 Females June 2014 (TTT only) Class 6 Females May 2014 (TTT only) Class 7 Females April 2014 Class 8 Females March 2014 Class 9 Females February 2014 Class 10 Females January 2014 Class 11 Females December 2013 Class 12 Females November 2013 Class 13 Females September-October 2013 Class 14 Females July-August 2013 Class 15 Females May-June 2013 Class 16 Females March-April 2013 Class 17 Females January-February 2013 Class 18 Females October-December 2012 Class 19 Females July-September 2012 Class 20 Females April-June 2012 Class 21 Females January-March 2012 Class 22 Females September-December 2011 Class 23 Females May-August 2011 Class 24 Females January-April 2011 Class 25 Females July-December 2010 Class 26 Females January-June 2010 Class 27 Females 2009 Class 28 Females 2008-2007 Class 29 Females 2006-2004 Class 30 Females 2003-2000 Class 31 Females 1999 and older Class 32 Bulls October 2014 (TTT only) Class 33 Bulls September 2014 (TTT only) Class 34 Bulls August 2014 (TTT only) Class 35 Bulls July 2014 (TTT only) Class 36 Bulls June 2014 (TTT only) Class 37 Bulls May 2014 (TTT only) Class 38 Bulls April 2014 Class 39 Bulls March 2014 Class 40 Bulls February 2014 Class 41 Bulls January 2014 Class 42 Bulls December 2013 Class 43 Bulls November 2013 Class 44 Bulls September-October 2013 Class 45 Bulls July-August 2013


Get of Sire and Produce of Dam


• Get of Sire and Produce of Dam will each offer a Junior Division and a Senior Division. • Each Division is based on the age of the offspring of the animal entered. The Junior Division consists of offspring between the ages of two and five years of age. The Senior Division consists of offspring six years and older. • Sires must have three offspring in any Division to compete in that Division. All offspring must be measured both TTT & TH. • Dams must have two offspring in any Division to compete in that Division. All offspring must be measured both TTT & TH. • Both living and deceased bulls and cows can be entered since entries are based on measurements of offspring. • Scoring for each animal will be computed by adding the values of TT & TH of all three offspring for a bull or both offspring for a cow. The bull or cow with the highest value of the total added measurements will be the winner. • Animals do not need to be present to compete in this class • Only breeding animals (Bulls or Cows) can compete as offspring. • Offspring may be produced by natural breeding, artificial insemination or embryo transfer.

Class 46 Bulls May-June 2013 Class 47 Bulls March-April 2013 Class 48 Bulls January-February 2013 Class 49 Bulls October-December 2012 Class 50 Bulls July-September 2012 Class 51 Bulls April-June 2012 Class 52 Bulls January-March 2012 Class 53 Bulls July-December 2011 Class 54 Bulls January-June 2011 Class 55 Bulls 2010 Class 56 Bulls 2009-2008 Class 57 Bulls 2007-2005 Class 58 Bulls 2004 and older

Class 59 Females Twisty Horn October 2013-January 2011 Class 60 Females Twisty Horn 2010-2008 Class 61 Females Twisty Horn 2007 and older


Class 62 Steers October 2013-January 2011 Class 63 Steers 2010-2008 Class 64 Steers 2007 and older _____________________________________


FUTURITY CLASSES _____________________________________ Class 1 September-December 2014 Class 2 July - August 2014 Class 3 May - June 2014 Class 4 March - April 2014 Class 5 January - February 2014 Class 6 September - December 2013 Class 7 May - August 2013 Class 8 January - April 2013 Class 9 Born 2012 Class 10 Born 2010-2011 Class 11 Born 2008 - 2009 Class 12 Born 2007 Class 13 Born 2006 & Before


Class 1 September-December 2014 Class 2 July - August 2014 Class 3 May - June 2014 Class 4 March - April 2014 Class 5 January - February 2014 Class 6 September - December 2013 Class 7 May - August 2013 Class 8 January - April 2013 Class 9 Born 2012


Bull Alley

• Bulls must be TLBAA A.I. certified and have an A.I. certified number • Bulls that are living must be present in Lawton, OK; deceased bulls may be entered for semen sales only. • Each owner may bring a semen tank with semen for sale or have semen sent to Champion Genetics. Must have 100 straws minimum available. • No minumum straw purchases allowed. • Bulls will be measured onsite.

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Texas Longhorn Trails

By Allyn Ryan

The Autobahn Youth Scholarship Tour debuted a new name and a new face but remained loyal to our mission at the 2015 Diann Chase Longhorn Scholarship Expo. $375,000 in scholarship money was awarded to over 200 participants and 479 Texas Longhorn cattle were stalled on the grounds of the Will Rogers Memorial Center. Wednesday, arrival day, brought enthusiastic youth and families with art projects, cookies, ag mechanics projects and cattle in tow. Pam Dodson and Cortney Petrich allowed for an easy check in process in the show office. Participants entered projects, signed up for extra activities and received 2015 Diann Chase Expo t-shirts. Makenzie and Molly Covington scurried between the show office and the Art and Cookie Contest locations delivering entries. Jessica Deets received and organized 40 ag mechanics projects in the air-conditioned Brown-Lupton Room. As in the past, Rodney and Patti Mahaffey donated pizza and soft drinks for our exhibitors during the Barn Party that evening. Thursday was action-packed. On the schedule was, the Essay Contest, Short Course Quiz, Livestock Judging, Ag Mechanics Judging, Cookie Contest Judging, Art Contest Judging and Relay Race. Molly Clubb from Iowa, owner of Hired Hand Software agreed to judge the Essay Contest. Mr. Barker extended the invitation after Hired Hand Software graciously donated an additional $2,000 to be awarded! Molly worked

her way through 163 essays and here were the winners: Junior – Marceala Gonzales, Intermediate – Shyanne McClendon, Teen – Samuel Stoner and Senior – Kathryn McCauley. 171 exhibitors participated in the Short Course Quiz; Kim Vinson, Kim Head and Stephen Head had the great task of grading them. The first place winners were: Junior – Trypp Reed, Intermediate – Justin Crumpton, Teen – Isabel Gonzalez and Senior – Kacie Ging. Great Job! 161 Livestock Judging participants judged 16 head of cattle previously judged by John T. Baker. Winners: Junior – Tyler Lindsey, Intermediate – Tristyn Reed, Teen – Isabel Gonzalez and Senior – Drake Thomas. Thank you to the Livestock Judging volunteers; Beth Tanner, Greg Tanner, Braden Tanner, Spring Johnson, Lori McCarty, Will

Carolyn Hunter Memorial Scholarship Winner-Will Babler

agenda. This year we made use of nine judges to allow ample time for projects and kids to be evaluated fully. Lead Judge, Dr. Lon Shell and Associate Judges Zak Kouns and Kevin Walker judged the Wood Projects. We had two teams to judge Metal Projects. Lead Judge Jamie Maxwell and Associate Judges Mitch Hanzik and Danny Ratliff along with Lead Judge Will Wier and Associate Judges Phil Plank and Chad Ratliff. Carter Smith was awarded Grand Champion Wood Division and Shelby Coe received Reserve Grand Champion Wood Division. Jarrett Kuhn received Grand Champion Metal Division and Cody May was Reserve Grand Champion Metal Division. Jarrett Kuhn walked away with the Overall Best In Show honors as well. Donna Schaper displayed and categorized well over 175 art projects entered by 124 exhibitors. The Art Contest was judged by Pam Summers who placed 1st – 3rd in each division and selected Julia Tomkies’ painting as Best In Show. The Cookie Contest outshined last year’s total with an astounding 88 dozen cookies! We were honored to have seven cookie eating professionals; Kerry Hammit, Derek West, Jim Curry,

Grand Champion Metal Divison Ag Mech and Best in Show Ag Mech-Jarrett Kuhn

Babler, Cortney Petrich, Makenzie Covington and Molly Covington. Ag Mech Judging was next on the

JP Roesler-First Place with steer, HI 5’s Hangover

Ret Martin, Felix Serna, Brent Bolen and Jamey Warneke. Cason McCarrell’s cookie entry claimed the prize of Best --continued on pg. 18

Photos by Rafael Campos, Derek West & Peri Hughes


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Cookie. The last event, the Relay Race had 30 teams of five kids. The winning team rode a bucking bull, milked a goat, rode a pony hop and finished up with a three legged sack race in 31.59 seconds! Congratulations to Clara Holson, Maverick Hughes, Jacob Jennings, Kasi Dick and Jorge Avalos. Friday allowed all of the exhibitors

Rooker and Senior – Dakota Roy. With showmanship completed and speeches presented, all of the participants and their families gathered in the Round Up Inn for the Awards Banquet. Coburn’s Catering had chicken fried steak and ice cream sundaes prepared for 750 attendees. After the crowd had found their seats, Mr. Barker thanked

Speech Winners- Camryn Craddock (J), Dakota Roy (S), Shelby Rooker (T) and Jacob Lowrie (I)

Michaela Willms-”graduating” pictured with Mr. Chase

Youth Tour Letter Jackets. The Best In Show Cookie was next to be awarded to Cason McCarrell. A special award was then given to Dana Bowman, a retired First Class Sergeant with the US Army and a former member of the US Army’ elite parachute team the Golden Knights. Another first for the Autobahn Youth Tour took place

Champions Scholarship Winner-Jimmie Gee

a chance to meet our judge, Jara Settles. Mr. Chase and Hired Hand Software for as well; Michaela Willms walked across Showmanship began promptly at 9:00 their generosity and then began prethe stage and “graduated” from high am. Travis Rhoades played the National senting the awards. A brand new Luckschool. To conclude the awards portion Anthem on his trumpet followed with of-the-Draw Scholarship started off the of the banquet, we had a second Lucka word of prayer by Shelby Rooker. We night, the first winner of the $1,000 of-the-Draw Scholarship drawing, the began with PeeWee Showmanship, 17 scholarship drawing was Johnna winner was Abigail Navarre. Pat Waters future showman entered the ring proud Williams. Next the $5,000 Carolyn and The Chainlink Band then perand smiling. Judge Settles was so imHunter Memorial Scholarship was formed a set of their great original pressed, she placed all of the PeeWee’s 1st place! The Junior Division was then steered into the ring by Robert Strickland and Will Babler. A total of 168 participants entered the show ring that day. Divisional showmanship winners and Overall Showmen were: Junior – Cooper Taylor and Ashlyn Holson (Ultimate Showman), Intermediate – Justin Crumpton (Ultimate Showman) and Kalli Kimble, Teen – Cade Radenbaugh Judge Jara Settles with Kalli Kimble-Showmanship Laura Harding Perseverance Award Winnersand Sydney Tucker (Ultimate Tud Krier & Kasi Dick Showman) and Senior – John Nelson (Ultimate Showman) and Ethan Morgan. The Speech Contest was awarded to Will Babler. Tud Krier and music as well as covers of some classic ripe with talent! At 11:00 am sharp, Kasi Dick were the recipients of the country songs. Dancing broke out, and David Wheelwright, Stacey Schumacher $2,500 Laura Harding Perseverance all in attendance listened and enjoyed and Keith Rhodes judged the 22 junior Award. The $1,000 Champions Scholthe show. speeches and the 51 senior speeches. arship was awarded to Jimmie Gee. We Saturday morning Judge Jara Settles Rob Roby, Candy Conway and Julie then brought up our Ultimate Showprepared to start evaluating 31 classes of Tebbets judged the 20 intermediate man for additional recognition of their 291 females followed by 8 classes of 75 speeches and the 35 teen speeches. 128 hard work in the show ring: Junior – bulls. Before the show began, Shelby participants spoke on either Respect or Ashlyn Holson, Intermediate – Justin Johnston sang the National Anthem Humility. Winners by division were: Crumpton, Teen – Sydney Tucker and and then said a moment of prayer. AJ Junior – Camryn Craddock, IntermediSenior – John Nelson received a beauti--continued on pg. 20 ate – Jacob Lowrie, Teen – Shelby ful plaque and patch for their Autobahn


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Nightstar exhibited by Justin Crumpton show and safe travels home. Judge Jara of our show. Thank you. won Junior Champion Female and Settles then began evaluating 13 classes The 2015 Diann Chase Longhorn Sanddollar Escallada exhibited by Jacob of 113 steers. Judge Settles chose CR Scholarship Expo was immensely sucDunaway won Reserve Junior ChamCactus Jack exhibited by Jodie Ging as cessful due to our high quality of expion Female. The Intermediate Female Champions were Grand, CL Bellamy exhibited by Caitlyn Holson and Reserve, HD Angel Wings exhibited by Keely Dennis. Judge Settles selected CT Sister Judye exhibited by SydAll Around Winners- Isabel Gonzalez (T), Julia Salsbury (I), Kacie Ging (S) ney Tucker as and Avery Roesler (J) Herdsman Award-NASA Longhorn Project, Clear Creek ISD Senior Champion Female and SDR Night Shade exhibited by Justin Junior Champion Steer and Sanddollar hibitors, cattle, staff and volunteers. It Crumpton as Reserve Senior Champion Norman exhibited by Caitlyn Holson as takes many people with the right mindFemale. The Senior Champion Females Reserve Junior Champion Steer. During set to make this a top notch event. I also were also awarded the Grand Chama quick break between junior and senwould like to thank the parents, grandpion and Reserve Grand Champion tiior steers Larkin Roy, our PeeWee parents, mentors and teachers who untles as well. The important task of helper, drew the raffle winners. The cusderstand the importance of their handing out ribbons and banners was tom made Portable Griller/Smoker dostudent’s futures and are able to sacriperformed flawlessly by Devin Culpepnated by Ratliff Ironworks, Inc. was fice so much to allow them the opporper and Jennifer Nault. Thank you for awarded to Karen Culpepper. The sectunity to compete at the Diann Chase your hard work. ond ticket was drawn for the 10 – 10’ Expo. Many factors are important in the During the break between females Panels and 1 – 10’ Gate donated by organization of this event but none and bulls, we announced the remainder Morgan Livestock Equipment Sales and more than the generosity and support of the extra activity awards. The NASA Brandon Lakey was the lucky winner. of John Chase and our other sponsors. Longhorn Project from Clear Creek InJoe Tucker had the winning ticket for Thank you to DFW New Car Dealers Asdependent School District was prethe last raffle item, the Champion sociation, Texas Longhorn Ranch Supsented with the Herdsman Award. Next, Semen Package donated by George & ply, Hired Hand Software, Ratliff Iron we called down our All Around ExCindy Dennis, James & Ryan CulpepWorks, Inc., Cowtown Coliseum, Terra hibitors. Junior – Avery Roesler, Interper, Chris, Brandi & Tyler Lindsey and Leather, Fort Worth Herd, Morgan Livemediate – Julia Salsbury, Teen – Isabel Sanddollar Ranch. stock Equipment Sales, Greg & Beth Gonzalez and Senior – Kacie Ging. We wrapped up the evening with the Tanner, George & Cindy Dennis, James After the awards presentation, Judge senior steer show. SSS Bolt’s Ranger exCulpepper, Chris, Brandi, & Tyler LindSettles was ready to begin judging the hibited by Evan Perkins was Senior sey, Ryan & Devin Culpepper and Gist bulls. Superintendents Chris Schaper, Champion Steer and Fred 3 exhibited Silversmiths. Four calves donated by Scotty O’Bryan, Braden Tanner and by Jodie Ging was Reserve Senior Tom & Linda Nading, Oren & Dianna Ryan Culpepper were ready to continue Champion Steer, they were also Grand O’Dell, Guthrie Creek Longhorns and organizing the ring and helping transiand Reserve Grand Champion Steer. John Chase were awarded to some great tion smoothly from class to class. SandSSS Bolt’s Ranger will join CT Sister kids. We greatly appreciate the selflessdollar Alpine exhibited by Cade Judye and Sanddollar Alpine on the ness of these donors and how they are Radenbaugh was chosen as Grand cover of the September 2015 edition of impacting the future of these worthy Champion Bull. C Bar Marvin 50 exthe Trails magazine. Going forward, the kids. hibited by Jimmie Gee was Reserve three Autobahn Youth Tour Show Please visit AutobahnYouthTour.com Grand Champion Bull. Grand Champions will be honored for complete results and videos of the Sunday began early with Eric Smith with their picture on the cover of the show and judges interviews. Finally if leading Cowboy Church. A nice service Trails. Although it was not a glamorous you would like to learn more about the was then followed by the steer portion job, we cannot forget to thank Cody opportunities available through the Auof the Texas Longhorn Show. Shelby Nault our official “Ring Maintenance tobahn Youth Scholarship Tour, contact Johnston again graced us with her talSupervisor”. Having an unsoiled, mess Larry Barker, General Manager at (817) ent singing the National Anthem and free ring made for a happy judge and 988-6110 or lbarker@abahn.com. then said a prayer asking for a smooth exhibitors and elevated the whole look


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Archaeologist & Author By Henry King

“Being involved as President,” says Warren, “I got to hear more details from various members about why we were interested in raising longhorns. Talk about differing opinions on the subject! They ranged anywhere from keeping the breed true, crossbreeding to raise better beef, to “long horns” instead of Longhorns.” “Everybody pretty much had the same kind of Longhorns then – nice curly horns. We were trying to get them bred up to be better beef cattle than what they were previously because they do have good beef qualities.” Warren has excellent credentials – academic plus decades of experience -- to back his observations. He is a graduate of Texas A&I, where he majored in Agri and Animal Husbandry. In addition to his own cattle operation, he has also managed several other ranches. James Edgar Warren was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but his family moved to Texas when he was four years old. He grew up in Corpus Christi, and


Jim Warren was the fifth TLBAA President (1973-1975), following legendary cattlemen Walter Schreiner III, Walter Riedel, J.G. Phillips and Walter Scott. At that time, the home office for the TLBAA was in the Menger Hotel in San Antonio, Texas, before its eventual move to Fort Worth. Then, as now, the debate about Texas Longhorn cattle focused on the two words – “horn” and “cattle.” shortly after high school, volunteered for four years of service in the U.S. Air Force. He was stationed in Japan three years during the Korean War. Upon completion of his military duties, he enrolled at Texas A&I, a public research university located in Kingsville, which is now one of the campuses comprising the Texas A&M University System.

Looking for a Longhorn

“When I got out in 1958,” said Warren, “I went to work for the USDA Soil Conservation Service (SCS) and was with them fourteen years.” “Back then I was running crossbred cows, working for the Soil Conservation Service, and looking after various ranches for absentee ranchers in my “spare time.” One of the ranches was the old Buck West Ranch here in Live Oak County, Texas. The owner’s

representative called me one day and said that his boss wanted to buy a Longhorn steer to give to his friend who was a well-known race car driver and had some Longhorns of his own. So I asked around to see who was raising Longhorns nearby and found quite a few. I called Walter Scott, Charley Hellen, J.W. Isaacs, and a few more and bought a steer. I delivered him to Houston where the boss lived and he sent it out to West Texas between Del Rio and Brackettville where the race car driver had his ranch.” “After visiting with the Longhorn breeders and listening to their reasons for raising Longhorns, I decided that this was something I would be interested in.” “There’s a lot of history in Longhorns, and being an archeologist, I have always been interested in history. Everybody I talked to said they are mighty good cattle and you don’t have Texas Longhorn Trails

any trouble with them. They can have a or such! I probably will step on some calf then just get up and walk off, and toes, but I looked at thousands of they will eat just about anything they photos and have not seen the very first can get their mouth on.” set of horns that come out of the head “So I sold my crossbred cows and and just keep going in a straight line to my bull and bought some Longhorns! I infinity! Neither have I seen any that are joined the TLBAA and met a lot more as big around at the base as a people who were involved with watermelon!” Longhorns. One year when we had our Warren had worked for the SCS as a annual meeting at the Wichita Wildlife staff archeologist for three years when a Refuge in Oklahoma I even got elected friend in West Texas died, and he was President of TLBAA. This was when we called upon to manage two ranches moved the office into the Menger Hotel previously supervised by his friend. in San Antonio.” One of the ranches was 17 miles west of Warren has always had an interest in Sanderson and the other about 20 miles history and archeology, which led him north of Van Horn. When the ranches to participate during the summer field were sold in 1979, he moved back to schools conducted by the Texas his own ranch at George West, Texas. Archeological Society. These field Warren’s archeology business was schools train amateurs in proper archeological techniques to identify cultural, historical, and/or paleontological resources. They are conducted annually in various parts of the state and are supervised by professional archeologists. Such events have made major contributions to the knowledge of archeology over the entire state. “Back in the 70s,” said Warren, “the Soil Conservation Service was building a bunch of flood prevention dams, and by law, had to have an archeological survey before they were built. The SCS needed to have an archeologist (L-R) Wade, Jim, T.E. and Joyce Elaine Warren on staff, and when they found working Longhorns out I had an interest in archeology and had been going to these field schools, they sent Joyce Elaine Warren me to the University of Texas at in a parade. Austin to pick up the 20 hours of anthropology I needed to qualify as a Civil Service Archeologist.” keeping him busy, so he sold his cattle “While there, I was only taking two to one of his sons and got out of the courses at a time, so I had a lot of spare cattle business in the early 1980s. time. I spent most of it in the library If someone is going to build looking at old (1860’s plus) something that requires a permit from photographs of Longhorn cattle. Believe the Corps of Engineers or the State of me, they had thousands of such Texas, they are required to have an photos! I was focusing on the horns of archeological survey. To conduct these, these cattle! I guess, being an Warren has to walk the area looking for archeologist, I tend to relate to those of artifacts on the surface, then do a shovel us who want to see the Longhorn horns test or a backhoe test to see if there is shaped as near as possible to the ones anything beneath the surface. He then who came over with Columbus in 1496 must write a report and send it in. September 2015

Assuming that nothing of significance will be disrupted, the Historical Commission in Austin will give the OK for construction to proceed.

Fort Merrill Letters

In addition to being a cattleman and an archeologist, the multi-talented Warren is an author. His first book was a direct spinoff from an archeology assignment at the nearby ruins of Fort Merrill, a frontier military post built in1850 and abandoned by the Army a few years later. The title of the first book is The Fort Merrill Letters. “I’m an archeologist,” explained Warren, “and we were doing a job down here on the south end of Live Oak County at a place called Fort Merrill. It was a military fort that was put in there right after the war with Mexico (1846-1848). I got all of the monthly reports from that fort from the archives in Washington. To me they were interesting because they talked about everything that went on at the fort—how many horses and mules they had, how many Indian

raids they had. I tried to figure out a way to write it up so it would be interesting to somebody else. I was afraid it would get kind of dry after a while, so I invented a boy that was in the service out there from up in the Midwest. He was writing letters home to his family, so that’s what that book was about.” “The guy that I invented, his name was Henry. When I quit writing on that first book I had a big archeology job coming up that was going to take six or eight months, so I had to wind up that


book to get it printed. So what I did, I sent some boys from the fort out on a reconnaissance. They camped out on a big creek down there by the Rio Grande and there came a big flood, and it washed Henry and one of his good friends away, down in the Rio Grande River, and that’s the way I ended the book.” “Right quick, my son told me ‘that’s no way to end a dadgum book – you don’t leave those guys floating down the river.’ So I decided to write another book. He finally got out of the river, but he was on the Mexican side…a US soldier in Mexico right after the war with Mexico.” After a series of events, the author’s fictional hero gets married, hears that his father in Ohio is sick, he and his wife go there, and that’s where this book ends. “The title of this book,” explained Warren, “is going to be The Falls of Miquihuana. In the book there was a waterfall called the Falls of Miquihuana, and that was a little town down there where they were staying.” “I really wrote the books for the local people around here,” said Warren. “I wasn’t looking to put them out everywhere, but I have a friend who is trying to get both books on Amazon. That old boy said you never know -history buffs might like to know about them.”

established on the courthouse lawn, the animal was protected by a glass enclosure to help minimize further damage from the elements. Time again has taken its toll, however, and the search is on for another replacement hide. Funds are being sought and research is ongoing for a more protective enclosure with glass that filters more of the sun’s destruction. West drove his first trail herd to Kansas in 1867, and continued trail drives until the trails closed. He contracted with the government to deliver 14,000 Longhorns to the Rosebud Indian Reservation in Montana, just about a hundred miles from the Canadian border…possibly the longest drive of the trail drive era. His ranching endeavor was also spectacular with 140,000 acres in Live Oak County. His losses were on a grand scale also, with an estimated 30,000 animals killed by drought in one year, forcing him to sell half of his ranch. TLBAA past-President James Warren is a great lover of history, and he is surrounded by it in Live Oak County.

George Washington West, George West and Geronimo

The town of George West, Texas, where James Warren makes his home, is named for legendary trail driver and rancher, George Washington West, who donated land for the town site, thirteen miles of right-of-way across his ranch for a railroad, and paid for construction of the county courthouse. West also gave the city a stuffed and mounted full size Texas Longhorn steer for display on the courthouse lawn. The hide of the steer, whose name is Geronimo, deteriorated over the years and was once replaced, and while in reasonably good condition, was loaned for a six-month stay in Russia. When re-


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Texas Longhorn Trails

presented by Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America

Consignment Dea dline: October 12, 20 15

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

$1,000 FLOOR

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

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Futurity Judges: Ron Marquess, Wesley Watson, Nelson Hearn, Tommy Peterson, Jim Steffler

Photos by Ashley Loos

Class 1 Winner: Gail Beach. Class Sponsor: Gary Don Taylor

Class 2 Winner: Mark Hubbell. Class Sponsor: Center Cross Ranch – presented by Dan Jones

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Class 3 Winner: Hudson Longhorns accepted by Mike Willinger. Class Sponsor: Michigan Mafia – presented by Johnny Hicks & Henry Detweiler.

Class 4 Winner: Jimmy Jones. Class Sponsor:The Cow Gals, Nancy Dunn & Kathy Kittler

Class 6 Winner: Connie & Bruce Ollive. Class Sponsor: Double H Ranch – presented by Scott Simmons

Class 7 Winner: Nancy Dunn. Class Sponsor: Kent Feed – presented by Scott Simmons

Class 9 Winner: Hoosier Longhorns Dan Jones. Class Sponsor: Hoosier Longhorns – Tracy Jones

Terry King and Mike Tomey

Class 10 Winner: 5D Ranch – Dan Huntington. Class Sponsor: Ultralyx – presented by Scott Simmons

James & Lynette Haltom

Ethan Loos, Deanna Sanders and Dan Huntington

Class 5 Winner: Jazy J Longhorns, Joe Sedlacek. Class Sponsor: Rescom – presented by Tracy Jones

Class 8 Winner: Lazy J Longhorns, Joe Sedlacek. Class sponsor: Rocky Mountain Longhorns, presented by Scott Simmons

Curtis Elburn presented the Kathy Elburn 2015 High Points Award to Nancy Dunn

Cody Croxford celebrated his 15th birthday at the Futurity. Cow Patty Bingo winner Roger Cole presented by Dan Huntington

September 2015


Mark your calendar for Longhorn Weekend: January 15 - 16, 2015

Special People DESERVE Special Awards Submit your TLBAA Special Awards Nominations Today Now is the time to nominate fellow TLBAA breeders for these important annual awards! These special honors will be presented Friday, January 15, 2016 as part of the Texas Longhorn Weekend in Fort Worth, Texas. Nominations must include why and how the nominee fulfills the described criteria of the award. Name-only nominations will not be accepted. Nominees must be active TLBAA members in good standing.

The deadline to nominate is September 30, 2015. Complete the nomination form on opposite page or visit www.tlbaa.org to complete a nomination form.

Don’t miss the opportunity to recognize those important trailblazers of the Longhorn breed!

Jack Phillips Award

Mel Raley Rising Star Award

The Jack Phillips Award is named after former TLBAA President Jack Phillips who was a quiet, yet forceful presence in the TLBAA. This award honors individuals who have worked selflessly for the Longhorn and breeders alike. Like Phillips, nominees work hard with little need for recognition.

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

The Dave Evans Breeder of the Year Award

Elmer Parker Lifetime Award

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

Elmer Parker was a longtime employee and manager of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge Longhorn herd. In 1968, he took over the responsibilities of the Longhorns at the Refuge and continued until his retirement in 1981. Thus, Longhorn expertise at the Refuge continued for over half a century. The Parker Brown color designation on Longhorn registrations was named after Elmer Parker – the dark brown, almost black color, with a lighter dorsal stripe was his favorite. This award is given to nominees who have displayed a lifetime devotion to the Texas Longhorn Breed and its breeders.


Texas Longhorn Trails

TLBAA Year-End Awards Nomination Form TLBAA is now accepting nominations to four important annual awards. Each award encompasses different characteristics, values and contributions to the Texas Longhorn industry. Nominations must describe in detail how the nominee fulfills the criteria of the award. Name-only nominations will not be accepted. Nominees must be active TLBAA members in good standing.

THE DEADLINE TO RECEIVE NOMINATIONS IS SEPTEMBER 30, 2015. The recipients of these awards will be honored Friday, January 15, 2016 as part of the Texas Longhorn Weekend in Fort Worth, Texas. Contact TLBAA at 817-625-6241 for more information. Your Name: _____________________________________________________________________________________ Your Contact Number: ____________________________________________________________________________

Nominee’s Name: ________________________________________________________________________________

Nominee Contact Number: _______________________________________________________________________

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Return completed form to awards@tlbaa.org. If you are unable to email, you may fax or mail to the TLBAA office. P.O. Box 4430, Fort Worth, Texas 76164 817.625.6241 • 817.625.1388 Fax

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

507, LLC | Tim & Anita Able | Ace Cattle Co. | Terry & Sherri Adcock | Alft’s Longhorn Acres | Allison & Dunaway Amon G. Carter Foundation | Frank Anderson Jr. | Anonymous Donation | Kenneth Archer | Ark-La-Tex Longhorn Assn. Wayne Aswell | Avery Mays Construction |Steve & René Azinger | B & C Farms | Jill E. Bachus John T. & Betty Baker | Lisa Baker | Dr. L. V. & Pat Baker | Rand & Jeannine Baker | Robert Barham | Tom Barnes B. J. Barnhart Ranches | Bar Cee Longhorn Ranch | Jerry & Jenny Bates | Ray Beadle | Minford Beard | Mikeal Beck Charles Belen | B. Eugene Berry, M.D. | Tom & Cay Billingsley | Blackwell Castle Co. (Charles Blackwell) | Lee & Linda Blackwell Mark Strever Blackwood | Blair Ranch |Cary M. Blake | Levi & Brittni Blake | Don Blansitt | Gary Bloomer | Clare Bogart Mimi Bogart | Ray Bohy | Bubba Bollier | Larry Bond | Mrs. Larry Bond | Randall Bordelon (R B Longhorns) Michael & Allison Bose | Gary & Teresa Bowdoin | Brett/Marshall Partnership | Joe Brisbois | Curtis Bruner | Brush Creek Ranch | Bullard Ranch | Butler Breeders | Donald & Annette Butts | Ken Caldwell | William F. Caldwell | Riemer & Marcia Calhoun, Jr. Bob & Laura Campbell | Ronnie Campbell | Richard D. & Cheryl Carlson | Bow Carpenter | William B. Cary | W.C. Cheatham Levi Christenson | Chris & Christina Clark | Darryl Clark | Robert Douglas Clark | W.D. “Bill” & Shirley Clark | Clear Fork Ranch Dan O. Coates | Dan W. Coates | Tom Cochran | Bob Coffee | Roger Cole, D.V.M. | Mary Colgan | Moe Collins | T.W. Comer George Conly | John M. Copeland | Don Corley | Dustin & Missy Cothern | Taylor Crambell | Richard & LuAnn Crist Billy & Molly Crozier | Bob Crow | Crumpton-Cunningham Partners | Raymond Cruthis | Joe Cunningham | Shirley Crystal Cuerno Largo Cattle Co. Palmore Currey | Carl Curry | Dick & Cheryl Curry | Jim Curry | Gwen Damato G.C. “Bo” & Dorie Damuth | Billy D. & Delynn Davis | Charles & Belinda Davis | James Davis | Gene & Eileen Day Brandon & Easton Dean (Paver) | Shad & Betty Dean (Paver) | Mrs. Ted Derryberry | Alexandra Dees | JoAnne & Jim Dickens | Richard Dimon | Darin & Dawn Divinia | Claude H. Dixon | James P. Dodds | Frank Doherty | Mike Donelly McKenna Donovan | Warren & Cathy Dorathy Double R Acres | Stephen A. Douglas, Jr. | Dow Longhorn Ranch Wallace E. Downey | Andy Drake | Dreamcatcher Ranch DuBose/Semkin Partnership |A.E. & Laura DuBose Keith & Tina DuBose | Donley & Carol Duerksen | Neil & Paula Dugger | Blake Dwoskin | Nancy C. Dunn David & Jana Edwards | El Coyote Ranch | Bernard Esunas | Evans Cattle Co. | Dave & Billicarole Evans | Shirkie Evans James & Pia Eyman | Russell Fairchild | Richard & Jeanne Filip | Allan Finch | Howard Fleming | Bobby & Linda Fletcher Dale & Gina Francisco | Rick & Tracey Friedrich | Fuhriman Cattle Co. | Wilford Fultz | G-C Longhorns | G R Ranch Gerald Galipp | Asa & Joan Gamble | Ron & Donna Garison | Gene Garrett Judge Thomas & Nola F. Gee | George J. Gerst, Sr. Don Gibson | Mark Gilliland, M.D. | Golden Spread TLBA | Malcolm & Connie Goodman | GM Goodpaster |J. H. Graham Tom & LeAnna Graham | Tom & William L. Graham | Lucas Graywolf | Bobby Grimes | Cecil Guinn Hacienda PBT, LLC (Phil & Brenda Tudyk) Curtis & Kathy Hall | Dennis Handschke | Dot & Dick Hansen | Sidney Hanson Sidney Hanson, Sr. | David L. or Robert W. Harcrow | Harman Ranch, LLC | Doyle Harrell | Harrell & Sons Cattle Co. Harrell | Lamar Hemphill 34Kent & Sandy February 2014| James Hazelton | C.W. Hellen | C.W. Hellen, Jr. | Vicki & Corky Helms (Helmwood)Texas Longhorn Trails -- continued on pg. 36


Founders - $250,000 and up

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

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

Leaders - $100,000 to $249,999

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

Patrons - $10,000 to $24,999

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

Supporters - $1,000 to $9,999

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

Builders - $100 to $999

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

Charitable Pledge Agreement

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


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


Don Henderson | Gary Henry | Fritz & Jan Herbst | Donald E. Herrmann | Dr. Gene & Lana Hightower | Verlon Hilburn Jerry Hodge | Ruth & Johnny Hoffman | Dan Hoffmeyer | Mrs. M.P. Hoiness | Hattie Holbein | Holland Farms, Inc. Linda C. Holt | Hooks Longhorn Ranch | Erin Hornbrook | Rufus Low Hoyd | Hubbell Longhorns | Hudson Longhorns Scott Hughes & Jessica Morris | Ken Humphrey | J.B. & Mitzi Hunn | Chap & Ethel Hutcheson | Edith Isaacs | J.W. Isaacs ITX Longhorns, LLC | Greg & Sandy Jameson | Mrs. Judy Jenkins | Jerry Cook Ranch | Jeff Jespersen & John Jespersen Everad Johnson | Mrs. Johnson | Joe Paul Jones | Kirby Jordan | Justin Boots | K & M Plastics | Alex Kash | Gus Kash David Kelley | Carl Lee Kemp | Kaso & Lisa Kety | King Ranch | Glenn King | Robert R. King | Kathy Kittler | Jack Klutts Phillip Knaupp | Kropp Cattle Company | Scott & Nichole Kruse | Joel & Tamara Kuntz | Lloyd (Speedy) La Fond Bernard & Bette Lankford | T.E. Laughlin | Arthur B. E. Lauman | Lazy K Ranch Mike Leak | Stephen & Peggy Lee Joel & Shirley Lemley | H.C. Lewis | Little Bears Farm | Bob & Pam Loomis | Rosemary & Bill Lourcey | Dick & Peg Lowe Kathy & Denny Lux | M2 Land & Cattle Co. | Mike & Kim MacLeod | James Maddle | Mrs. Harry H. Magee Ron & Barbara Marquess | Maudeen Marks | Travis & Jeanne Marks | John Marshall Ronald J. Martens | Dave Martin Donald Martin | Max L. Massengale | Watt Matthews | Justin Matott | John & Rebecca McCammon Red & Charline McCombs | W.C. & C.R. McCowen | L.D. & Debbie McIntyre | Todd & Kelli McKnight | Michael McLeod Ricky McLeod | Jack McManus | Susy McQueen | Dean & Melinda Melton | Meridian Longhorns | Joy Merritt | Meshell Farms Betty Baggett Miller | Jeff Miller | Dr. Fritz & Rebecca Moeller | “Money Maker Bull” | Money Maker Bull Project Moore’s Longhorn Ranch | Jean Moore | Ray & Bernice Moore | Terry R. Moore | Morgan Davis Publishing Co. Morris/Hughes/Adkins Partners | Edward L. Moses, Jr. | Bob Mottet (B&N Farms) Mountain & Plains Texas Longhorn Association John R. Mower | Joe Mueggenborg | James Munster II | Lisa Muratta | Steve Murrin | Danny & Lori Mynarcik Nacogdoches TX Longhorn Sale | Bill Nash | NEL-TAM Longhorns | Brian Nelson | David & Kim Nikodym | Sandra K. Nordhausen North TX & OK Longhorn Assoc. | David & Jo Anne Norwood Nick Noyes | Terry & Arlene O’Bannion | OK Texas Longhorn Assn. Open Triangle Ranch | Jack Orem, Jr. | L.R. Orsburn | M.C. Overton II, M.D. | Marvin Overton | Marvin Overton III Chris & Lisa Parker | James R. Parkey II | Mario & Bernadette Pedroza | Doug & Sally Pence | Craig Perez Allen & Suzanne Perry | Hoyd Perryman | Jack & Betty Phillips | J.G. Phillips, Jr. | John G. Phillips III | Michael & Nancy Phillips Charles Pilling, Jr. | Don & Rhonda Poe | Ponder Boot Co. | Gary L. Pratt | Odell Pugh | Mrs. Charles Pyle | Shawn Randolph Red Mill Ranch | Edward Reese | Karen Baker Renfroe | Dennis Rhoades | Rio Vista Ranch | David Ritchey | David Roberts Troy Robinett | Dick Robbins | Jim & Becky Rombeck | George & Deborah Rosier | Neil Ross | Robert & Kim Richey S & R Ranch, LLC | William Sadler | Safari B Ranch | Lemon Saks | Terry L. Sales | Ruel Sanders | Majorie Sapp | Brad Scherer Stan Searle | John Sellers | Paul & Judith Sellers | B.R. Sells | Col. & Mrs. Ben H. Settles | Seven Six Ranches Shamrock Land & Cattle, LLC | John Shivers | Robert V. Shultz | Robert M. & Kathryn Simpson | Singleton Springs Longhorns Ross Skinner | Bill & Karen Sledge | Chad & Janell Smith | Dr. William Smith | M. Gregory Smith | Tom Smith | Charley Snyder Truman & Joanne Spoon | Richard & Linda Spooner | Sour Fork Land & Cattle Roland Stack | Star Creek Ranch David R. Starkey | Larry & Toni Stegemoller | Nancy Stevens | Doug & Sandy Stotts | Mr. & Mrs. Joe E. Stroube Dave & Althea Sullivan | Randy D. Sullivan | David & Penny Surratt | Jerry, Jill & Jonathan Sutton Raymond Taggart John & Christine Talley | Buck & Goldie Taylor | Donnie & Marilyn Taylor | Jake & Katrin Taylor | Taylor’s Texas Longhorn Ranch Teinert & Koch Longhorns | Texas Women Western Artists | Thate Cattle Co. | Mrs. Lera Thomas | Corine Thompson Dora Thompson | Thelma Thompson | Cliff & Bonnie Thomson | Thurmond Longhorns | Stanley Tidwell Suzanne & William H. Torklidsen, M.D. | Marcy Toy | Tri-W Cattle Co. | Tri W Longhorn Cattle Co. | Trip Longhorn Triple R Ranch (Lowe) | Kurt & Glenda Twining | Jennifer Tyler | Gene Tyson | Underwood Longhorns | James D. Vann Joe & Lorinda Valentine | Vida Nueva Ranch | Paul Vinsant |WBT Farms, LLC | Ron A. Walker | Ed & Sandy Warren Wes Watson | Rickey & Donna Weaver | Denise Webster | James R. Weed | Ty Wehring | Col. Fraser E. West | Westfarms, Inc. Western America TX Longhorn Assoc. | Evonne & Tim Whalen | Larry & Carol Whipps | Cheryl Whiteman | Johnnie Wickham Donald & Sharon Wiens| David Wiesbrock | Richard O. Williams | Marianne B. & Gordon K. Willms | Ingrid Wilson Winella Publishing | Randy & Marsha Witte | Eddie Wood | Joyce Wood | Woodson School Ranch Worthington National Bank | M.P. Wright III | Wright Texas Longhorn Ranch | Tim Wright | Felice Yarbough | Noah L. Yoder -- continued from pg. 34

Dear Ms. Linke & the TLBAA General Membership: Thank you so much for awarding me your generous Texas Longhorn Breeders of Tomorrow Bright Futures Scholarship! I will be putting it to good use, as I will be attending Tarleton State University Honors College. I will be majoring in Pre-Veterinary Medicine at Tarleton, and after I graduate, I will attend Texas A&M’s College of Veterinary Medicine. I am very grateful for the opportunity your scholarship has afforded me! With Sincere Gratitude, Michaela May Willms September 2015


By Jordan Glidewell


Photos courtesy of Fort Griffin Longhorn Trails & the Texas Texas Historical Commission


cluster of majestic cattle lift their Cradduck said. “On the park, I mostly heads as a white pickup truck keep steers for the visitors to see. The other drives towards them on a dusty cows and bull are on a lease pasture.” road. They recognize the vehicle and To accommodate their growing follow it to its stopping point, where a number of visitors, Fort Griffin has man will get out and feed them range recently opened a newly renovated visitor cubes from his hand. These cattle are a center and camping area. Weekend token of our state’s heritage that have programs are organized depending on stolen the hearts of many people, visitors they will have. According to especially their caretaker. Cradduck, Fort Griffin will put one as Will Cradduck is manager of the many as 10 different programs in one Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd at weekend. Horns and Tales, where Fort Griffin State Historic Site just 15 Cradduck talks about the history of the miles north of Albany, Texas. Before Texas Longhorn, happens every Saturday becoming a Red Raider at Texas Tech at 2 p.m. Other activities, for children University, Cradduck grew up around Dr. Will Cradduck, Herd Manager especially, include stargazing and stories cattle in the western town of Aspermont, around a campfire. Texas. His parents owned commercial cattle, but his “Different activities are fun for a change, like telling ghost experience with Longhorns started with his grandfather. stories to kids around the fire,” Cradduck said. “It gives them Cradduck eventually graduated from Texas Tech with a a break from all the history and facts.” bachelor’s degree in animal science, master’s degree in animal nutrition and doctorate in agronomy. PRESERVING A PIECE OF HISTORY “After graduation I worked for Texas Tech on a water One of the most important parts of Cradduck’s job as herd conservation project,” Cradduck said. “I wanted to find a job manager is to keep the Longhorns as typical and historic as that was more involved with cattle, and this was the perfect possible. This is something he takes great pride in. fit.” “We strive for small to medium framed cattle, and we don’t Since 2009, he has used his knowledge of cattle and range measure horn size or length,” Cradduck said. “We try to stay management to maintain Longhorns that are historically true in the middle. Longhorns didn’t all have the same set of horns to those that were brought over by Spanish explorers in the in the past, so we try to keep it that way.” late 1600s. Another trait of the original Texas Longhorn is their genetic variability. According to Cradduck, this is why they are so A DIFFERENT KIND OF ATTRACTION resilient to diseases. Between 8,000 and 9,000 visitors of all ages and “I have to keep in mind that Mother Nature made these backgrounds travel to Fort Griffin State Historic Site each year. cattle the way they are,” Cradduck said. “I have to make School teachers use the park as an opportunity for students decisions on if the cow will do OK and have babies on their to experience Texas history firsthand, rather than only in a own, or if they have a genetic problem that will hinder that.” textbook. Church groups, retirement homes and family Other characteristics include the original color pattern, reunions are also in on the picnicking, overnight camping, narrow heads, long tails, level hips, round/hairy ears and barrel bodies with shallow flanks. All of these have helped fishing from the Clear Fork of the Brazos River and hiking. Longhorns survive on their own for However, one of the biggest attractions are the centuries. On top of their looks and calving Longhorns. ease, these cattle have brains. After recognizing the need to preserve the iconic “I think historic Longhorns were pretty breed, a herd of typical Texas Longhorns were intelligent,” Cradduck said. “It’s part of donated to the Texas their disposition. Out of all the white Parks Board. The 61st pickup trucks we have out here, they know Te x a s L e g i s l a t u r e which one is mine. You want cows that are officially recognized the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd in 1969. The herd now consists of 200 head overall, but the majority can be found at Fort Griffin State Historic Site and San Angelo State Park. Other parks include Copper Breaks State Park, Abilene State Park and Palo Duro Canyon State Park. “Here we only keep around 35-40 head,” September 2015


twofold. It’s not so much about the cattle themselves, but what the cattle can do for people who come in contact with them. His enthusiasm and love for the Longhorns stems from the way visitors react to the herd at Fort Griffin. “I want people to continue seeing these cattle for many years to come,” Cradduck said. “They are a living piece of history. These are genetically the same cattle that came over in the 1600s – it’s not a reenactment. It’s pretty rare to see something like that.” He believes it is important to preserve the Texas Longhorn breed for many years to come. Even when they cannot keep all the cattle they breed, the staff at Fort Griffin State Historic Site work hard to sell breeding stock that’s quality and historically correct. Cradduck sometimes takes his 2-year-old and 4-year old sons with him to care for the herd. When he asks them if they want to go with him to feed cattle they respond with, “They aren’t cattle, they’re Longhorns!” This is a prime example of how this exclusive breed stands out from the rest. For more information on Fort Griffin and the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd, go to www.visitfortgriffin.com.

smart enough to know who feeds them and wild enough to defend their babies. Historic cattle had to be that smart.” As far as their diet goes, the Official Herd grazes on mostly native pasture. There are times, though, when they grow tired of grass and want something different A lot of times Cradduck finds the Longhorns munching on thorn-filled prickly pear cactus instead of hay. “Anything that grows out here, they eat,” Cradduck said. “They don’t get stickers in their mouth and it doesn’t make them sick. This is something else that made them survive so well. They are able to eat things that are nutritionally good, but just not on the diet of the typical cow.” On top of their life at Fort Griffin State Historic Site, the herd is also featured once a year during the Fort Griffin Fandangle in Albany. Since 1938 the Fandangle has told the story of the Texas frontier. 16 Longhorn steers run out in front of the crowd to transport them back in time with the settlers moving west.

MAKING AN IMPACT Cradduck’s favorite part of working with the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd is

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SEPTEMBER Herd Management Guide

SPRING Calving:

1. 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 chloretracycline per 50 pounds of salt are available. Continuous feeding of the tetracycline medication during the fly season should provide adequate protection against the disease. 2. As grass matures, realize that the protein value decreases. The feeding of two-to-three pounds of a high protein supplement (30-40 percent crude protein content) will stimulate the digestion of the mature forage; therefore, the cattle will consume more forage and will maintain their body condition as winter approaches. 3. Start thinking about weaning calves. If you are involved in a


performance program, at weaning the calves should be weighed, weaning weights adjusted to a 205-day equivalent and weaning ratios calculated. 4. Look closely at your cow herd. Any defects, such as poor udders, etc., should be recorded for culling purposes at weaning time.

FALL Calving:

1. Prepare for the start of calving season. Separate cow herd into management groups for the calving season (first-calf heifers, second-calf cows, mature cows and open heifers). Watch body condition of the groups closely. Young females entering their

first calving season require special nutritional assistance to ensure they maintain a reasonable body condition after calving, produce adequate levels of milk for their offspring and rebreed for the coming year. 2. Watch first-calf heifers closely for potential calving difficulty. 3. Weigh all yearling heifers and bulls, adjusting the weights to a 365-day equivalent and calculate yearling ratios. Utilize the performance calculations as an aid in selection of your replacement heifers, if performance and growth are important selection criteria according to your herd objectives. 4. Before breeding, all replacement heifers should be vaccinated with intramuscular IBR/BVD (modified live virus), seven-way Clostridial bacterin booster, five-way Leptospirosis, Vibriosis and dewormed with an acceptable internal parasite product. 5. Conduct breeding soundness exams and fertility checks on all bulls prior to the breeding season. Texas Longhorn Trails

Ways to Extend Grazing into Fall and Winter By Heather Smith Thomas here are a number of ways to save money on feeding costs and enable cows to more efficiently graze longer into the fall and winter. Dr. Stephen B. Blezinger, a cattle nutritionist in Sulphur Springs, Texas, says there are a variety of plant species that can be utilized for forage late in the season. In the Gulf Coast states that have a warm climate and lots of rain, these forages will be different from the plant species used in northern or drier climates. “This area includes much of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida. In Texas, if we draw a line north and south through the middle of the panhandle (about through Wichita Falls and on south), the differences will be applicable to everything east of that line. When we get into west Texas the climate is so much drier that our plant species change and we are mainly looking at range pastures, except where wheat or other annual pastures have been planted,” he says. “Most of the perennial grasses used in the Gulf region for hay and


pasture will be some strain of Bermuda grass. The dominant one is still Coastal Bermuda grass, but there are several others including common Bermuda. In recent years there has been a move toward using more of another variety called Tifton 85, but it’s still a relatively small percentage of the total,” he says. “We also see a lot of Bahiagrass and some other types of perennials like rescue grass and Johnson grass. Areas that were at one point in row crop production often go to Johnson grass. My dad tried to farm corn on the place where I grew up and he always got a better crop of Johnson grass than he ever did of corn! It’s a very hardy grass and tillers like quack grass,” says Blezinger. It is considered a weed but it does make forage for cattle. “Some people plant various types of sudan grass or a sudan-sorghum hybrid. This is a summer annual. Generally folks will get one really good cutting of this and maybe a second cutting if they get it in early enough, if all the conditions are right.

It produces a lot of volume, especially some of the new varieties like the brown midrib. Digestibility is higher. Protein values are not very high, however, usually testing about 7 or 8%. But a lot of people put in some of this for hay production. If conditions are right, with enough moisture, the regrowth after haying will provide some pasture,” he says. “The problem we have with this particular species is that you need to be careful in the initial plant growth because it does have a tendency to accumulate nitrates. I tell people to always test it for nitrates, particularly after it has been stressed by drought or at least late in the season. You can get some extension of pasture into the fall with this, but you just have to be careful with it,” explains Blezinger. Extending the grazing season into fall and winter really boils down to aggressive pasture management. “The typical farm/ranch in this part of the world does not utilize very intensive grazing management. They might have a few larger pastures, but in most -- continued on pg. 44

One thing many operations need to do is crossfence their larger pastures more, and even crossfence their hay meadows and start using them in a rotational system. Photo courtesy of Brian & Misty Reich


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-- continued from pg. 42 cases they won’t graze their hay meadtheir analyses. Except in situations I’ve planted ryegrass and clover the ows. One thing many operations where they were extremely dry, they last couple years, but some people put need to do is crossfence their larger generally had much more forage than together 3 or 4 different varieties of pastures more, and even crossfence they needed. This was a combination plants to seed for winter grazing. their hay meadows and start using of hay and pasture,” he says. These tend to germinate at a little difthem in a rotational system. This “The main winter annuals for ferent time period and stretch out the would result in better grass producgrazing in this part of the country ingrowing and grazing season from late tion and the pastures could handle clude several varieties of ryegrass, fall until May without any problems. the dry periods a little better. This wheat and oats. There are some reAnd by that time the summer perenwould apply to summer perennials gions where cattle can graze year nials are growing adequately for grazlike Coastal, in which you could put round, especially if managed proping,” he says. up hay and then use the aftermath for erly. This can be done several differ“By the time we hit late December grazing,” he says. ent ways. In eastern Texas, where we and into January, stockpiled pasture “Not very many of grass (that matured in the the larger operations that fall) has had so much rain The challenging thing is that I am familiar with have a that it is deteriorating in really well managed for- every year is different. Over the quality. It is still there, and age program that utilizes the cattle can utilize it as past 10 years we haven’t had rotational grazing and a dry matter, but the nutrimuch consistency in weather. carefully planned weed tional value is poor. You’d control and fertilization need to add a protein supprogram. There are a lot of people get considerably more rainfall, a norplement. It’s still a good idea to stockwho simply fertilize in the spring and mal rainfall may be between 35 and pile pasture, to have the extra dry shop the costs for ammonium nitrate 45 inches of rain annually. Some matter available, because it can save and buy whatever’s cheapest and put people do a better job of managing you money compared to feeding hay on a certain amount per acre. Not pastures and coming into the fall with from November all the way through very many of them do soil tests to see stockpiled grass 6 or 8 inches tall. The winter.” The cattle can harvest grass what they really need and what they problem we sometimes run into in themselves. might do to carry the production out late fall and early winter, if we get sig“The challenging thing is that into the fall as far as they can. In my nificant rainfall at that time, is quite a every year is different. Over the past mind, what most people could do to bit of deterioration of standing 10 years we haven’t had much consisextend grazing would be to increase grasses, which lowers the pasture tency in weather. You can’t always their forage production and focus on quality,” he says. plan on how to manage the cow herd quality,” says Blezinger. “Most of the time, when we have a through the winter. It takes some flexibility. You might have a plan, but if certain things don’t happen the way you planned, you need plan B or C.” He says the important thing is having a good forage management plan in place. “It’s better to have some plans rather than just doing things the way you’ve always done them. This year may be a better opportunity to do this because we’ve acThe The main main winter winter annuals annuals for for grazing grazing in in tually gotten some rain. Also the this this part part of of the the country country include include several several cattle numbers here are down 30% from what they were in 2008. Now, a varieties varieties of of ryegrass, ryegrass, wheat wheat and and oats. oats. lot of operations have some room to do some different things that they “This will involve putting together normal year, ranchers are looking at weren’t able to do before. Some peoa plan. I worked with a ranch in feeding hay, to meet the cattle’s dry ple have been in drought manageLouisiana for a number of years and matter needs—unless they’ve planted ment mode for the past few years, and they were good at this. They ran catsome winter annuals. They might are now able to come out of that, but tle on 4500 acres, and put together a plant ryegrass or oats that would keep they still need a plan,” he says. grazing plan that was very compregrowing and be green through the “People have to look at supplehensive. They did an extensive soil winter,” says Blezinger. ment types and costs, for instance. analysis and fertilized according to “On my little place, for instance, There are many things to consider.”


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Dear TLBT Members, School is back in, and hopefully you're getting back into the swing of things. My summer was really busy but really fun as well. Hard to believe how fast it went! I hope yours was fun filled as well. The 2016 show season is well underway so let's get our halters cleaned, show shirts pressed and show sticks ready for a great year! This also means there is an important event coming up. It involves a 55 foot man by the name of Big Tex, a Midway full of games and rides, and of course a Longhorn show! At The State Fair of Texas, the fun begins with check in on Friday the 25th, and continues until Sunday the 27th which will be the day of the TLBT Youth Show. We will also be having a TLBT general membership meeting, where we will be sharing what we accomplished at our leadership retreat in August. There will be lots of important information to go over, so I really hope to see you there! I'll see you at the next show, and you'll be hearing from me soon! Sincerely,

Shelby Rooker, TLBT President

QUIZ BOW PREP Read and study here often, because throughout the year questions, answers and information found here could be on the Quiz Bowl at the Longhorn Expo. The TLBT officers hold 10 different positions. Can you name them? TLBT President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Reporter, Parliamentarian, Sr. Director, Teen Director, Int. Director & Jr. Director.

EVENTS Don’t miss your deadlines, many major show deadlines are several months before the event. Can you name World Qualifying Major Shows? Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, State Fair of Texas, Colorado State Fair, National Western, NILE, San Antonio Livestock Show & Rodeo, San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo, West Texas State Fair, East Texas State Fair & Tulsa State Fair, to name a few.

EDITORIAL Check out the Breeder Profile in this issue. Jim Warren was elected to President at what TLBAA event? What years did he serve?



Tarah Moore

TLBT Office: Vice President Age: 18 School: Hico High School Number of Years in the TLBT: 12

Why did you join the TLBT? My family owned a few head of Longhorns, and my dad had been showing in the open for a couple of years prior. I really enjoyed showing in the pee-wee division, and so I started showing in the youth when I was only six years old. What are your favorite memories of the TLBT so far? My favorite memories are the many friends I’ve made as well as all of the great times we’ve had as we traveled to shows and other Longhorn events. How is the TLBT going to help your future career? Having been an officer will especially help me be a more efficient leader or co-worker. I have learned many communication and team work skills, as well as the responsibility and patience acquired from working with my animals. Do you enjoy showing Texas Longhorn cattle, and why? Absolutely! Longhorns are the greatest breed of cattle ever, and we have some of the greatest people involved. These cattle have so much historical as well as economical significance, and showing them promotes awareness about both of those factors.. What advice would you give to a newcomer in the TLBT? Just have fun! You will win some and lose some, but no ribbon will ever be as great as the memories you will make with your new friends. And, also, don’t be afraid to ask questions! We were all newbies once and are more than happy to help. Texas Longhorn Trails

Ranching Dreams Come True – Rancho Dos Ninos By Jordan Glidewell The small community of Harwood, Texas is home to Rancho Dos Ninos – a little piece of happiness 60 miles east of San Antonio that belongs to Jeremy and Tina Johnson. The ranch is named for their two young sons, Patrick and Christopher. For the last two years the Johnson’s have been living out their lifelong dream breeding Texas Longhorns. The couple both come from agricultural backgrounds. Jeremy’s love for ranching began while helping his uncle in South Texas who raised Brahman crosses and a few Longhorn cows. His wife, Tina, spent a lot of time around registered Brahman, Hereford and Angus cattle at her family’s ranch in Nordheim, Texas. As soon as the Johnson’s acquired their own ranch they began researching cattle breeds to decide what to raise. They knew they wanted a herd with easy care and disposition, and finally decided that Longhorns had the characteristics they were looking for. Their ranch now has around 25 head. “Longhorns couldn’t have been a more perfect fit for my family,” Jeremy said. Their decision to raise Longhorns was also based off of Jeremy’s time as a college student. He attended The University of Texas at Austin, where he studied journalism. He transferred to the University of Central Oklahoma to complete his undergraduate degree, but later returned to UT to take graduate classes. Jeremy is now an assignment manager at KSAT TV in San Antonio. His personal goal is to become a full-time rancher in 5-10 years. Purchasing their bull, Drag Net, from Dickinson Cattle Company Inc. (DCCI) in Ohio has been the Johnson’s biggest highlight so far in their breeding program. They have started adding more cows and heifers, in addition to using artificial insemination. “I’d like us to make the leap from having a good

set of cattle to an elite set of cattle,” Jeremy said. Rancho Dos Ninos has been graced with more than 30 inches of rain this year. The green grass has opened the opportunity for adding new stock, and the Johnson’s have taken advantage of that. They are excited to have a couple of head from their herd for sale at some upcoming auctions. The success of Rancho Dos Ninos has come with the help of other breeders. Jeremy credits Curtis and Ross Ohlendorf at Rocking O Longhorns as being his mentors and teaching him more than he ever thought he’d know about cattle. “They sold me most of our foundation herd,” Jeremy said. “They’re always available to answer my silly questions and just talk cows.” The Johnson’s plan to keep their program on the rise by breeding for the “whole package” – bigger bodies, easy disposition, more color and 75-80 inch horns tipto-tip. As their herd gets bigger, the Johnson’s hope to compete in more shows in the future.


M O N T H L Y M O V E R S & S H A K E R S






J U LY 1, 2015


J U LY 31, 20 1 5

DIVISION A Ladner Farms Chuck Swan Nancy C. Dunn Douglas Procknow Matt & Annette Johnson Leonard Aluminum Inc. Broad Horizon Ranch Carley Pate Ed and Becky Dingledine

Nicole Drinkard/ Ivan & Lavon Halbrooks Dora Thompson Jack Shier J.H. Graham Ken Craven TTT Longhorns Holland Farms, Inc. Shelby Caputo

Kathy Kittler Alan & Denise Mikell Billy Holder Dan Huntington Gus Joyes Matthew J. Durkin Meridian Longhorns Stringer Ranches William A. Smith

Hudson Longhorns Mark and Tammey Stuck Rick Bogle Geoff Dawson Harry & Maryanne Folkerts Hoosier Longhorns James Taylor Madison Gentry Mary Kay M. Clark

Shawn M. Pequignot Tom A. Smith Tom & Sue Moore Tove & Jens Jacobsen Ann Gravett Jimmy L. Jones Mark Hubbell Dickinson Cattle Co., Inc. Triple R Ranch

DIVISION B Scott & Pam Evans Michael McLeod Melvin & Alice French Charles E. Spencer Richard E. Carroll Marty and Donna Robeson Tom and Cay Billingsley Richard James Filip Mike and Kim MacLeod Greg And Sandy Jameson Rick & Tracey Friedrich Kathy Lewis Blossom Ridge Ranch/Haley Calhoun Douglas/Virginia/ Patricia Watson El Coyote Ranch Cody M. Himmelreich Steven L. Havens Hollis Jefferies Homestead Farm Michael Perry John Oliver Lynn M. or Joanne K. Poole Noland Ranch Davis Green Steve and RenĂŠ Azinger

John & Ursula Allen Mark Oliver Bernard Lankford Hickman Longhorns Inc Kristi Ging M. A. Vanek Ron & Kevin Asbill Sylvia Johnson R.J. Moehrig Ranch Hal and Carole Griffin Terry and Sherri Adcock Bill Hardin Bo & Joe Ann Winkel Charles Castro David and Colette Varner David & Lynda Bradley Dr. Gene and Lana Hightower Haley Horne JP Ranch JR Richardson Ranch Kay L. Roush Larry Ginn Pat & Stan Ivicic Randy & Miki Bienek Roger & Jacqueline Garlitz

Todd Williams Trey Whichard Helm Cattle Company Joe Cunningham Lazy L Longhorns Marion M. Woolie Mark and Kara Bradbury Ben Liska Brent & Cynthia Bolen Circle Double C Ranch Elias F. Hal Meyer, Jr. Joe or Carolyn Wissel Ohlendorf Land & Cattle Co., LLC Star Creek Ranch Trigg & Traci Moore Aaron L. & Laurie Smith Billy and Kim Cooper Buffalo Gap Longhorns, LLC Cactus Rose Longhorns Chase Vasut Craig Perez Danny and Sharon Burnette Dennis and Judy Urbantke Don Burrows Doug and Sandy Stotts

Edwin & Debra Stojanik Evans Cattle Company Green Valley Ranch James & Amy Roesler Jerry L. or Susan Smith John R. Randolph Kris Michalke Peterek LNL Longhorns Meighan Shouse Nick and Lynn Truxillo Robert and Louann Rubel Rocking 'O' Longhorns Ron Skinner Tawnya Dykstra-Soto Dan Williamson Roy & Rene' Richards Carla Payne Dr. W. Lou Shields Kathleen and Jeff Hoffman Schumacher Cattle Company Suzanne & William H. Torkildsen, M.D. Bruce Wooldridge Cloud 9 Longhorns Don & Lois Huber William T. & Sandra J. Martin

DIVISION C Wyoming Longhorn Ranch Art Anders Oren & Dianna O'Dell Joseph Sedlacek Rodney Lind Semkin Longhorns Rocking K Bar T Ranch Toby Johnson Chetamba Creek Longhorns Boyd & Judy Bambrough Gordon & Connie Howie Mark Gilliland, M.D. Ken & Vicki Spurlin Curtis and Donna Hoskins Darrell & Arlene Larsen

Donley & Carol Duerksen Fifty Tall Ranch Michael & Cattrina Lucas Bonnie & Rodger Damrow Fossil Creek Longhorns Jonathan White Legacy Longhorns, LLC Mary Mann Jerry Pellan Robert & Lisa Van Liew Andrew & Michelle Hancock Clinton N Hetrick Van Dorathy Crazy R Ranch Donnie and Rita Ramer

Doug and Sally Pence Grant & Jane Miller Carole Muchmore Randy and Jamie Briscoe Justin Hansen Del Vic Farms Folsom Falls Ranch Kasi Dick Kenneth J. & Valerie J. Webb Kristin Horkey Shoestring Longhorns Elsie Rose & John Rose J5 Longhorns Justin Risenmay Kelly Erskine

Kent Bladen Anchor D Ranch Bar R Cattle Co. Beere Cattle Company Brandon Crisp Chucody McNiven Dale & Gina Francisco Dean & Belinda Franke Dean L. or Mary P. Horkey Dirty Spur Cattle Co. Farquhar Financial Cattle Co. GFT Longhorns L.D. and Debbie McIntyre Lin Torgerson Lucinda K. Christian

Pace Cattle Company Ray or Virginia Walker RC Larson Longhorns Sandcreek Longhorns Neil Glasgow Alexandra Dees Big Valley Longhorns Joe Bill Thompson Kent & Sandy Harrell Kevin & Jodi Bryant Michael D. Clay Mike & Debbie Bowman

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SUNRISE SHOWMANSHIP Camp Submitted By Betty Baker

Ms. Sunrise, Shelby Rooker and Mr. Sunrise, Koy Warner.

September 2015

A fantastic group of campers made it an exceptionally great week at Sun”rise Showmanship Camp. The theme, “Life: the Lump Sum of Our Choices,” was embellished with outside speakers as well as counselors, Katy Boyd, Karsen Morgan, Jace Bolen, and Dalton Deckert. Even though campers learn how to "break a calf" and perfect their showing abilities, there are many unscripted life lessons that reach far beyond any written agenda. Our own TLBT president, Shelby Rooker, took two of the top awards. For the first time both honors were given to the same person. Shelby was Ms Sunrise as well as the overall Red Rope highest award winner. Mr. Sunrise went to Koy Warner from Boerne, Texas. The camp is under the leadership of the founders, John T. & Betty Baker of Liberty Hill, TX. Assisting them were Bob & Cindy Schnuriger, from Kemah, Texas. They are an integral part of the camp, as they bring their experience and leadership of working with kids. For any questions concerning camp, call Betty Baker at 512-762-7408.


THE BEST LONGHORN WEEKEND EVER! Texas Longhorns Australia (TLA) has just completed its 6th annual sale and its 2nd annual show and the general consensus from all members attending is that it was the best one ever. On Saturday, June 6, 2015, the TLA held its second annual sale, and we had a good roll up of 17 head over 7 classes. This was a great effort considering it is only our second show. Results for the show were as follows: Class 1: Purebred or Fullblood Heifer – up to 12 mos: 1st - Kooroora Show Girl (Rodney & Adelaide Cooper Grand Champion Overall - CC Brad P from Kooroora Longhorns); 2nd - Skinny Lizard Narla John Bastardi (Geoff & Belinda Dawson from Skinny Lizard Longhorns); President 3rd - XB5 Bubbles (Gail & Wayne Bulmer from XB5 jjcoolong@gmail.com Longhorns) Class 2: Mixed Grade Heifer – up to 12 months: 1st - XB5 Rodeo Sweet Heart (Gail & Wayne Bulmer from XB5 Longhorns) Class 3: Purebred or Fullblood Heifer – 12 to 24 months: 1st - XB5 Jolene (Gail & Wayne Bulmer from XB5 Longhorns); 2nd - Skinny Lizard Pixie (Geoff & Belinda Dawson from Skinny Lizard Longhorns) Class 4: Mixed Grade Heifer – 12 to 24 months: 1st - Kooroora Crystal (Rodney & Adelaide Cooper from Kooroora Longhorns) Class 5: Steers – up to 24 months of age: 1st - XB5 Boo (Jill Bockman & John Rhea from Horns “R” Us Longhorns); 2nd - Skinny Lizard Smartie (Fletcher Wilby from Two Rivers Longhorns); 3rd - High Selling Female-Skinny Lizard Bubbles Kooroora Olaf (Rodney & Adelaide Cooper from Kooroora Longhorns) Class 6: Purebred or Fullblood Bull – up to 12 months: 1st - Southern Cross Anzac (Don Constable & Julie Brown from Southern Cross Longhorns) Class 7: Purebred or Fullblood Bull – 12 to 24 months : 1st - CCC Brad P (Cory Miles & Alison Irwin from Cowboy Cattle Company); 2nd - Speargrass Saltan (Nicole & Keith Burns from Speargrass Longhorns); 3rd - Speargrass Galaxy (Nicole & Keith Burns from Speargrass Longhorns) Grand Champion: CCC Brad P (Cory Miles & Alison Irwin from Cowboy Cattle Company) Runner up: XB5 Rodeo Sweet Heart (Gail & Wayne Bulmer from XB5 Longhorns)


On Sunday, June 7, 2015, the 6th annual Texas Longhorns Australia Sale was conducted. It saw two Australian records broken when a very tidy fullblood cow and calf unit sold for $8,200 and a fullblood bull sold for $7,250. Both were sold to a new Longhorn breeder from Victoria. The cow and calf were Skinny Lizard Bubbles, a rising 4-year-old with her 6-week-old heifer calf, High Selling Bull-Southern Cross Ironman Skinny Lizard Spurt, at her side. Both were bred by Geoff & Belinda Dawson from Skinny Lizard Longhorns. The highest priced bull was Southern Cross Ironman, a terrific 4-year-old bull bred by Don Constable and Julie Brown from Southern Cross Longhorns. Ironman was Australia’s previously highest priced bull when he was purchased as a one year old for $5,000. This year the TLA allowed a small number of commercial Longhorns into the sale and it certainly made for a good sale with sufficient numbers to attract good numbers of buyers. The highest average to date of $1,643 across the whole sale was achieved (including the commercial cattle) which was the best result to date for the TLA. “What was also very pleasing was there was a 100% clearance of cattle.” “Not one Longhorn remained unsold at the end of the sale”, commented Geoff Dawson Geoff Dawson, Secretary of TLA, also commented that what was very special and well received by all the TLA members was our international visitors, Deb Lesyk & Dwight Overlid from Canada. Deb & Dwight at Waterways Wildlife Park Deb & Dwight made the trek to Australia and Deb judged the show on Saturday and Dwight judged the steer competition at our sale on Sunday. Geoff went on to mention that even though he had only spoken to Deb and Dwight a few times on Skype before they arrived in Australia, Belinda, my wife, and I felt like two family members had arrived when they came to our home in Gunnedah NSW. Deb & Dwight arrived in Gunnedah on Friday June 6th and it was non-stop, the show on Saturday followed by the meeting and dinner that night, then the sale on Sunday, June 7th. On Monday, June 8th, we took Deb & Dwight to the Warrumbungle National Park near Coonabarabran which is just under 2 hours from home, Geoff said. Deb & Dwight were able to see more kangaroos against the backdrop of a National Park that is still recovering from a huge bushfire that went through it 2 ½ years ago. Then on Tuesday Deb & Dwight came to the Waterways Wildlife Park where they were able to see koalas up close and even pat them. Deb & Dwight did the honors of handing over a check for $100 to the wildlife park. This money was raised by a “gold coin donation” from our morning tea at our Annual Show on Saturday. Then they were driven to our President’s property near Deepwater NSW. Deb & Dwight spend a couple of days with John and Jan and then continued their Australian Holiday with a visit to Ayers Rock in the Northern Territory. TLA members are only just starting to come down to earth after the best Longhorn weekend ever in the TLA’s history.

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Texas Longhorn Trails

EXTRA! EXTRA! TLBAA Announcements Now is the time to nominate fellow TLBAA breeders for these important annual awards. Awards include: Jack Phillips Award, Mel Raley Rising Star Award, Dave Evans Breeder of the Year Award & the Elmer Parker Lifetime Award. Turn to pages 32-33 for more details.

TLBAA Year End Awards

Texas Longhorn Hall of Fame The purpose of the Texas Longhorn Hall of Fame is to preserve the great history of the Texas Longhorn cattle breed and to recognize individuals who have had the greatest impact and influence on the breed. Induction into the Texas Longhorn Hall of Fame is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon an individual, whose contributions and commitment have truly shaped the breed. Future Hall of Fame inductees will be honored and showcased in the TLBAA Headquarters and Museum. The nomination form can be found in the August Trails magazine on pg. 59 and on the TLBAA website, under the TLBAA tab.



Register 5 for $100 (15-36 mos.) Sept. 1 - Dec. 31, 2015 Rick Fritsche (817) 625-6241 or rick@tlbaa.org Dana Coomer (817) 625-6241 or dana@tlbaa.org

2016 Longhorn Expo June 8-11, 2016 Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth, TX

625-6241 Contact: Amy Weatherholtz (817) amy@tlbaa.org


Contact: Ashley Loos (217) 653-8403 or ashley@tlbaa.org Kelsie McGilvray (817) 625-6241 or kelsie@tlbaa.org Laura Standley (817) 625-6241 or laura@tlbaa.org Texas Longhorn Trails

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There’s not much news right now as we are just finishing with our World Qualifying Shows at the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island. We’ve been trying for years and finally our State Fair allowed us to hold 2 sets of World Qualifying Shows…how much better can it get! We have very reasonable entry fees and exceptional payouts. We thank our judges for a job well done – Kenny Richardson, Cody Himmelreich and Keith Gilster. The week of June 21st, the President of the Nebraska youth, Caden Wieczorek, attended Sunrise Camp in Liberty Hill, TX. I was honored to attend the graduation and was Rodger Damrow, President completely amazed at all the accomplishments from a one week camp. (402) 423-5441 Not only halter breaking a calf, but manners, respect, values, teamwork, friendships, leadership, self-confidence, public speaking to name a few were clearly a part of their weeklong experience. Thank you to John T. & Betty Baker and their outstanding crew. Definitely an event for any youth, preteen through teen. Our halter breaking seminar in July didn’t pan out this year…between the rodeo grounds & trainer’s availability. Next year. Visit our association website- www.nebraskatla.com.

The Gulf Coast Affiliate of the TLBAA has had an active calendar of events. I am writing this in mid-July. We just finished our year end meeting at the end of June. We had 60 plus folks attend our year end meeting at a Houston area restaurant. We operate with five officers and 12 directors. At the year N end meeting, we were able to fill the spots of a few needed directors and replace a few officers and R O H LONG TEXAS GULF COAST directors that have been inactive. It is going to be a good fiscal year. ER Recently, we have recognized that the Houston Area Texas Longhorn Association (HATLA) BREED SOCIATION shares a lot of the same members as our affiliate. They are the local ITLA Affiliate. So, we have AS shared a few events with them. Recently, we toured Sexing Technologies with HATLA. It was a very informative trip to their facility north of Navasota, Texas, and it was attended by 25 people. Sexing Rick Friedrich President Tech had a few representatives that gave us a full tour of their facility. rick@riverranchlonghorns The Affiliate Prince & Princess competitions are currently in full swing. Last year, we were very fortunate to have a members animal be selected to both final groups for the Prince and the Princess. So, we have high hopes of doing it again this year. Our affiliate will judge the selections on August 15th and soon find out if they can compete on the next level. Currently, we are working to replace the show cattle at the NASA Longhorn Project. This season, we hope to have 18 Longhorns in place for the FFA students of the Clear Creek School District to groom and show. The animals are on loan from our members. The students will show the animals in eight shows over the course of a year to win scholarship money and prizes. The expenses are funded by the animals owners and grants made available by the Longhorn Development Board (my second or maybe third job, lol). These Longhorns are displayed to tourist at NASA as well as school kids on field trips. The Longhorn pens are on the regular route for the NASA Visitors Tram, so the cattle are seen by approximately 750,000 tourists each year. It is major exposure for our breed. I have seen this program come full circle, by having a student exhibit Longhorns in it, and once a breeder, donate cattle back to it.

WEST H T R O N RN LONGHOTION A ASSOCI Sheryl Johnson President j5longhorns@yahoo.com


Longhorn breeders are getting geared up for the show season, with our first Oregon show scheduled for August 1st in Redmond, Oregon at the Deschutes County Fair world qualifying shows. It's such a beautiful location & always fun to get together with breeders and new Longhorn friends. Tami Kuntz will send in a show report for next month’s Trails. Many members are also preparing for the Oregon State Fair Longhorn show in September, with both TLBAA members & ITLA members meeting & showing more Longhorns at the ITLA qualifying show. Boy, was the Fey Ranch Sale in Yamhill, Oregon, a successful event, with cattle selling for good prices. We sure had some nice animals at this year’s sale. Will have a lot more information & pictures for next months Trails. Take care & everyone enjoy your summer.

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It is hard to imagine we are talking about fall, the summer has flown passed us. This is the busy season for our Affiliate. We -TEX have several events packed into the next few months. ARK-LA RN First, I want to congratulate the winner of our $1,000 O LONGH CIATION Scholarship, Jimmie Lynn Gee. Jimmie will be heading to SO College Station, Texas this fall where she will be attending ERS AS BREED Texas A&M University. I also want to thank our other applicants and wish them well as they travel away from home to fur- Jimmie Lynn Gee & Tina DuBose ther their education. Special thanks to Amber Prestidge, who assistTina DuBose, ed in judging our essays. She has a Master’s in Vice-President Education and is presently teaching at Bishop T.K. dubosetina@yahoo.com Gorman in Tyler, Texas. Our Annual Membership meeting will be on September 19th and held at the home of Bill and Mary Ellen Holland in Rayville, Louisiana. Please plan on joining us for our meeting, meal, guest speaker and ranch tour. Rayville is just outside of Monroe, Louisiana. Show season starts with the Lufkin show on October 23th through 25th at the George Henderson Expo Center in Lufkin, Texas. We will have the Jessica Wade Kim & Billy Cooper, Bill & Mary Ellen Holland, Tina points only show on Friday night, followed by the non-haltered and trophy & Keith DuBose, Marilyn & Donnie Taylor steers on Saturday. We will end the weekend Sunday with our TLBT Youth Show. Friday night we will continue with a free pot-luck supper for our weary travelers. Saturday night we will have our Annual Calf Give-away and games. This year we are adding something new, Premiums for Grand Champions. Come join us. Entry forms available on website. The Louisiana State Fair follows up a couple of weeks after the Lufkin Show, November 7th and 8th. This is a fun show, and a fun place to be. Entry forms can be downloaded from the State Fair’s website www.statefairoflouisiana.com. This is for TLBT Youth, Open Haltered, Free and Trophy Steers. This show pays premiums. Contact person is Peggy Swindle with the Louisiana State Fair at 318-635-1361 or Tina DuBose with the Ark-La-Tex at 979-277-2656. All the information regarding the shows, our events or our Affiliate can be found on our website www.arklatexlonghorns.com.

In our August column, we inadvertently omitted these participants in World Show activities who are part of our affiliate. We sincerely apologize to Alexis Hynes, James and Amy Roesler and family, Julia Salsbury and James & Paula Wilkins. You represented ETLA well! After July 4, the calendar seems to quicken its pace every summer, and before long, we are back in show season. We hope many of our readers will be able to join us at the East Texas State Fair in Tyler, October 2-4. Even if you are not exhibiting, it makes for a terrific weekend. Dr. Gene and Lana Hightower do an excellent job each year with the haltered, free and junior shows, and every year, we have the largest breed representation of all the breeds exhibited throughout the totality of the fair. Call Lana at (903) 681-1093 for a detailed schedule of events, and after you hang up with Lana, call James Wilkins Joel Norris at (972) 533-4945. You will be thrilled with what he has planned for the Kaufman Police 903-617-0675 Association Show, scheduled once again this year in Athens, TX, the weekend of November 20-22. Two james.wilkins40@yahoo.com great reasons to make the short drive to East Texas! We recently welcomed these new members to our ETLA family: Chris & Heather Fisher from Grapeland, TX; Joe & Alexis Hynes from Van, TX & Murchison, TX, Tim O. and Heather Roddam, and children Willie Brudenell, Brianna McLucas and Alexis Roddam. To help make East Texas truly “Longhorn Country”, use the contact information noted adjacent to this column and join the fun!


Is your Longhorn Affiliate celebrating a big event, hosting a show, a sale or just having a monthly meeting? If so, spread the news to the entire TLBAA by submitting your information to the Trails each month. Don’t forget to send photos, if you have them. Simply email your information to the Trails, Laura Standley at laura@tlbaa.org or call her at (817) 625-6241. We want to hear from you to help spread the news about your local Texas Longhorn activities. September 2015


Save The Date! SEPTEMBER 2015 SEPT 5 • Butler Breeder’s Invitational Sale, Lockhart, TX. Kaso Kety (985) 674-6492 or Michael McLeod (361) 771-5355. SEPT 5 • NRLA Sanders County Longhorn Show. Sanders County Fairgrounds, Plains, MT. Entry Deadline: Aug. 10, 2015. Shannon Kearney (509) 684-2963 or (509) 680-0019, giddyup73@hughes.net. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. SEPT 6-7 • Colorado State Fair, Pueblo Co. State Fairgrounds, Pueblo, CO. Kenny Richardson - krichardson21@aol.com or (970) 3523054 or Lana Pearson - lana.pearson@co.usda.gov or (719) 7400741. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. SEPT 11 • Spokane NWLA Show, Spokane, WA. Sheryl Johnson (503) 349-4985 or j5longhorns@yahoo.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. SEPT 11-13 • Deep South Longhorn Show, Magnolia Center, Laurel, MS. Chris Lindsey (601) 319-9376 or clindsey04@yahoo.com Qualifying Haltered & Youth. SEPT 11-12 • Hill Country Heritage Longhorn Sale. River Ranch, Fredericksburg, TX. Rick Friedrich (713) 305-0259 or rick@riverranchlonghorns.com. SEPT 12 • Texas Longhorn Breeders of New Mexico World Qualifying Show, New Mexico State Fair Grounds-Expo NM, Albuquerque, NM. Entry Deadline August 1, 2015. Enter at www.ExpoNM.com. Dustin Brewer (505) 660-3061 or dustinandcandi@gmail.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. SEPT 12 • Spokane Interstate Fair (NRLA), Spokane Fairgrounds & Expo Center, Spokane, WA. Sheryl Johnson (503) 829-9459 or Shannon Kearney giddyup73@hughes.net or (509) 684-2963 or (509) 680-0019. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. SEPT 13 • Spokane Interstate Fair (NWLA), Spokane Fairgrounds & Expo Center, Spokane, WA. Sheryl Johnson (503) 829-9459. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. SEPT 18-19 • Hudson-Valentine Vegas Style Sale, South Point Casino and Equestrian Center, Las Vegas, NV. Lorinda Valentine (270) 996-7046 or panthercreekranch@att.net. SEPT 25-26 • B&C Show-Me Fall Longhorn Sale, Grand River Livestock, Tina, MO. Bill Sayre (660) 734-0827 or Shawn Sayre (660) 7348782. SEPT 25-27 • State Fair of Texas, Fair Park, Dallas, TX. Trigg & Traci Moore (817) 832-8742 or (254) 396-5592. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. SEPT 27 • NRLA Central Washington Longhorn Show. Central Washington State Fair Park, Yakima, WA. Entry Deadline: Aug. 30, 2015. Shannon Kearney (509) 684-2963 or (509) 680-0019, giddyup73@hughes.net. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth.

OCTOBER 2015 OCT 1-3 • TLBAA Horn Showcase, Comanche Co. Fairgrounds, Great Plains Coliseum, Lawton, OK. Amy Weatherholtz (817) 625-6241 or amy@tlbaa.org. OCT 1-3 • Tulsa State Fair, Tulsa Fairgrounds, Tulsa, OK. Steve Quary (405) 567-3093 or (405) 567-9771. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. OCT 2-4 • ETLA World Qualifying Show, East Texas State Fair Grounds, Tyler, TX. Enter on www.etstatefair.com by 8/28/15. Lana Hightower (903) 681-1093 or glcattleco@aol.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. OCT 14 • NRLA NILE Longhorn Show. Metra Park Fairgrounds, Billings, MT. Entry Deadline: Sept, 15, 2015. Shannon Kearney (509) 684-2963 or (509) 680-0019, giddyup73@hughes.net. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. OCT 17 • Heart of Texas Fair Longhorn Show, Heart of Texas Fairgrounds, Waco, TX; Russell Hooks - russellh@longhornroundup.com or (409) 381-0616. Qualifying Haltered & Youth.


TEXAS LONGHORN Coming Events OCT 23-25 • Ark-La-Tex Annual Fall Show, George Henderson Expo Center, Lufkin, TX. Entry deadline Oct. 12, 2015. Show Chair Jessica Wade (903) 948-5194 or dubosejessica@yahoo.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth and Points Only Free & Youth.

NOVEMBER 2015 NOV 7 • Marquess Arrow Ranch Production Sale, Ben Wheeler, TX. Ron & Barbara Marquess (903) 570-8458 C or (903) 570-5199 C or maranch@aol.com. www.maranch.com NOV 7-8 • Louisiana State Fair, Fairgrounds, Shreveport, LA; Tina DuBose (979) 277-2656 or tinadubose10@gmail.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth. NOV 20-22 • Kaufman Police Association Longhorn Show, Henderson Co. Fairgrounds, Athens, TX. Joel Norris (972) 533-4945 or joel1983@embarqmail.com Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth.


DECEMBER 2015 DEC 11-15 • 2015 Holiday Extravaganza, Wise County Sheriff Posse Fairgrounds, Decatur, TX. Scotty O’Bryan (254) 434-1155 or sjo_07@hotmail.com or Ryan Culpepper (940) 577-1753 or culpepper.ryan@gmail.com. Qualifying Haltered & Youth. DEC 11-12 • Edna Winter Festival, Brackenridge Main Event Center, Edna, TX; Bubba Bollier (325) 247-6249 or bollier7572@yahoo.com. Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth.

JANUARY 2016 JAN 16-19 • TLBAA Longhorn Weekend, Fort Worth, TX; Amy Weatherholtz (817) 625-6241 or amy@tlbaa.org. www.tlbaa.org

FEBRUARY 2016 FEB 20-21 • San Angelo Stock Show, San Angelo Fairgrounds, San Angelo, TX; Dennis Urbantke (325) 656-9321 or dennis@thhlonghorns.com Qualifying Haltered, Free & Youth.

MARCH 2016 MAR 4-5 • Cattle Baron’s Sale & Winchester Futurity, Mid-Tex Sale Barn, Navasota, TX. Rick Friedrich (713) 305-0259 or Steve Azinger (713) 823-5371. MAR 25-26 • B&C Show-Me Fall Longhorn Sale, Grand River Livestock, Tina, MO. Bill Sayre (660) 734-0827 or Shawn Sayre (660) 7348782.

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

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













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Bruce E. McCarty Auctioneer Weatherford, TX

★★ NEWS FLASH from the

Flying D Longhorn Ranches ★★ The wide genetic range of our latest heifers and young bull crops will inspire your admiration! They are proof of a successful 32 year quest for a consistent, outstanding breeding program of traditional/progressive cattle. They graze the pastures at Magnolia and Gun Barrel City, TX and look forward to meeting visitors. Top cattle of all ages are available at reasonable prices.

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

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

(817) 991-9979 To schedule a ranch tour or just to “talk Longhorns”, call:



www.oliverlonghorns.com Cattle for sale “To God Be The Glory”

joliver@mytocn.com (972) 268-0083

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

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

(507) 235-3467

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


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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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A Adcock, Terry & Sherri ....................................57 Adkins, Aaron ..................................................25 Adkins, Clay ......................................................25 Almendra Longhorns......................................55 American Livestock..........................................49 Anderson, Frank Jr. & III ..................................9 Astera Meadows Ranches ..............................57

B Bar H Ranch......................................................55 Beadle Land & Cattle..................................8, 55 Bentwood Ranch............................................IBC Big Valley Longhorns ......................................55 Billingsley Longhorns ....................................56 Blue Ridge Ranch ............................................29 Brett Ranch ........................................................56 BT Farms ............................................................56 Buckhorn Cattle Co.........................................56 Bull Creek Longhorns ....................................57 Butler Breeders ................................................8-9

C Caballo Bravo Longhorns..............................55 CedarView Ranch....................................55, IBC Champion Genetics........................................45 Christa Cattle Company ..................................8 Circle Double C Ranch............................37, 56 Cowboy Catchit Chex Partnership ..............25 CTLA Donation (Hudson-Valentine)............5 CV Cowboy Casanova..................................IBC

D Dalgood Longhorns ..........................................9 DCCI Equipment ............................................45 Deer Creek Longhorns....................................57 DK Longhorn Ranch ......................................55 Diamond Q Longhorns ................................56 Diann Chase LH Scholarship Expo......FC, 17 Doug Hunt Longhorns ..................................57

E Eddie Wood Cowtown Classic ..............26-27 Elah Valley Longhorns....................................55 El Coyote Ranch ................................................1 End of Trail Ranch ....................................21, 55


L Lazy A Ranch ....................................................56 Lightning Longhorns ......................................56 Lindsey, Chris & Brandi ..................................11 Little Ace Cattle Co.............................................8 LL Longhorns......................................................8 Lodge Creek Longhorn ..................................55 Lone Wolf Ranch..............................................56 Longhorn Sales Pen ........................................43 Loomis, Bob & Pam........................................25

M McLeod Ranch ....................................................8 Meers Store........................................................37 Moriah Farms ..................................................56

N Northbrook Cattle Co.....................................56


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R R & R Ranch......................................................56 Rancho Dos Ninos ..........................................57 Red McCombs Ranches of Texas ................BC Registered Texas Longhorn Beef....................31 Rio Vista Ranch ..................................................8 Rockin I Longhorns ....................................9, 57 Rocking P Longhorns........................................8 Rocky Mountain Longhorns ........................55 Rolling D Ranch ..............................................55 Running Arrow Farm......................................45

S 7 Bar Longhorns ..............................................56 Safari B Ranch ..................................................56 Sand Hills Ranch ........................................7, 55 Schumacher Cattle ..........................................56 Semkin Longhorns..........................................56 Sidewinder Cattle Co.........................................9 Singing Coyote Ranch ....................................57 Silver T Ranch..................................................IFC SS Longhorns....................................................56 Star Creek Ranch..............................................25 Stotts Hideaway Ranch ............................19, 56 Struthoff Ranches of TX..................................57

Photo courtesy of Steve & Candy Roos, Alvord, TX


Falls Creek Longhorns ......................................9 First Financial Bank..........................................31 TLBAA Horn Showcase ..............12-15, 29, 45 Flying Diamond Ranch..................................55 Triple R Ranch (TX) ..........................................9 Foundation World HQ & Museum..............34-36 Twisted Sister Ranch........................................25



Gilliland Ranch ..............................................IBC Underwood Longhorns..................................55

H Haltom Hollar Ranch ....................................55 Helm Cattle Co. ..............................................56 Hickman Longhorns ......................................56 Horseshoe J Longhorns..................................25 Hubbell Longhorns ........................................25 Hudson Longhorns ....................................2-3 Hudson-Valentine Vegas Sale ..........................3 Husky Branding Irons ....................................43


W Walker, Ron ......................................................57 Westfarms, Inc.....................................................8 White Pine Ranch ............................................25 Wichita Fence....................................................43 Woodson School Ranch ................................55

X Xcalibur Star Partnership................................25


J.T. Wehring Family Ranch ............................56 YO Ranch ..........................................................43 Jack Mountain Ranch ................................9, 57 Z Jane’s Land & Cattle Co. ..................................9 Johnston Longhorns ......................................56 Zulu Creek Ranch ..........................................IFC

K Khaos Cattle Company ....................................25 King, Terry & Tammy ..................................25, 55 Kittler Land & Cattle Co.............................43, 55

September 2015

AUGUST PHOTO FIRST-PLACE WINNER: “Parading around the ring wears me out!”

Kay Snow, Angleton, TX ◆ HONORABLE MENTION: “Raspberries to you!” Wendy Hastings, Art, TX

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Herd Health 59


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September 2015 Texas Longhorn Trails Magazine  

The Official Publication of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America

September 2015 Texas Longhorn Trails Magazine  

The Official Publication of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America

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