Longhorn News
TLBAA Board of Directors Announce Board Vacancies - Correction to Dixie Classic Sale Phone Number - West Texas Longhorn Association Show Recap - Houston Stock Show Recap - Calendar Announcements - TLBAA Member Featured In Local Newspaper - Mosser Family Memorial Scholarship Fund - High School Senior Heifer Sale - TLBT Gold Merit Applications - Free Tickets to Fort Worth Area Museums for TLBT Members - TLBAA World Show and National Youth Show Information Weekly Texas Hay Report - My Favorite Cow Announcement - Weekly Texas Hay Report -


TLBAA Board of Directors Announce Board Vacancies

The TLBAA Board of Directors has approved the following policy concerning the filling of vacancies on the Board:

To be considered for appointment to fill a vacant Board position, a member must be in good standing: free of any debt owed to the TLBAA and not under written charges of Article VI Expulsion. A 60-days notice shall be published in the Trails magazine and on E-Trails regarding the vacancy. Anyone seeking the vacant position on the Board shall have at least five members state in writing their support for the person seeking the appointment. Contact information must be provided for verification. Should none apply or fail to receive five supporting letters, a notice of the vacancy will be sent to Affiliate Presidents in the region of the vacancy. Should names surface from the Affiliate Presidents, the same requirements would apply. Applicants shall appear in person at the Board meeting when that item is called for consideration. Board vacancies should not be filled just for the sake of filling a vacancy.

Click here to view the current vacancies

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Correction to Dixie Classic Sale Host Hotel Phone Number

The correct phone number for the Crystal Inn is (228) 822-9600. The Crystal Inn is the Host Hotel of the Dixie Classic Sale. When you call to make reservations, please ask for the Dixie Classic Sale Rate.

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West Texas Longhorn Association Show Recap

On February 27, 2010, the West Texas Longhorn Association hosted its second annual World Qualifying Show at the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo. WTLA President Dennis Urbantke stated that the number of exhibitors were up nearly 60 percent over last year’s inaugural event. Thanks to Gayland Hall and his riding steer Rooster Cogburn going up and down the Midway, the Texas Longhorn show enjoyed good public support.

This year’s show began with the Open Haltered Show followed by the Trophy Steer Show, which were both judged by John T. Baker. Russell Hooks judged the Youth Show. Following a full day of competition, the exhibitors were treated to a hamburger dinner, courtesy of WTLA.

Gus Kash, Stephenville, TX.

Judge Russell Hooks; Monica Bourg, Houston, TX.
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Houston Stock Show Recap

The Texas Longhorn Breeders of the Gulf Coast Association held its Qualifying Haltered, Non-Haltered and Youth Show at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo March 13-15. The annual Revelry Party was Saturday evening March 13 in the Reliant Center, and featured a great complimentary barbeque dinner, fun and fellowship as well as a silent auction and door prizes. TLBGCA President Larry Smith indicated that this year’s entries were about 150 animals. The Texas Longhorn steers and young calves seemed to draw the largest crowds of spectators and flashing cameras were in abundance.

NASA exhibitors get ready.


Exhibitor Kylen Harrell, Cameron, TX.
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Calendar Announcements

June 26, 2010 – Ranch Auction of Quality Registered Texas Longhorn Cattle & Western Collectibles, Elgin, OK. Meadowwood Longhorns; Flying G Longhorns; Tumbleweed Line Longhorns - Contact: Doris& Charley Snyder – Meadowwood Longhorns (580) 492-4739; Paul & Patti Gilbreth – Flying G Longhorns (580) 650-3571.

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TLBAA Member Featured In Local Newspaper

TLBAA Member Susan Easterly, Denham Springs, LA, was recently featured in the Livingston Parish News, but it had nothing to do with her Texas Longhorns! Susan was featured with the 9 point, 21 inch spread buck she killed on the last day of deer season. The article details how Susan had been ill for most of the last week of the hunting season, but decided she couldn’t miss her last chance of the season. Just as she was getting ready to head back to the campsite, this massive buck crossed in front of her. She took a last shot and landed the trophy buck.

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Mosser Family Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Mosser Family Memorial Scholarship Fund is no longer managed by the TLBAA. To find out more information on how to apply, contact Zech Dameron by e-mail at rancher518@yahoo.com or call (972) 393-5696.

The TLBAA transferred all funds for the Mosser Memorial Scholarship at the request of Rex Mosser and the scholarship trustees to the Texas Longhorn Heritage Foundation. Please refer all of your questions to Mr. Zech Dameron.

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High School Senior
Heifer Sale

Click here for important information regarding the Senior Heifer Sale to be held during the 2010 World Show!

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TLBT Youth Get Your Gold Merit Applications

Download an application to participate in the Gold Merit Competition at the 2010 World Show. Please complete the form and return it to the TLBAA office by May 15, 2010!

Gold Merit Application - Junior Division

Gold Merit Application -
Intermediate, Teen & Senior Divisions

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Free Tickets to Fort Worth Area Museums for TLBT Members

World Show Committee member Kim Hudson informed World Show Chair Lana Hightower that she has acquired donations of free tickets to some of Fort Worth’s prestigious museums for all TLBT Youth that enter the 2010 World Show.

The museums are:  Cowgirl Hall of Fame, Cattle Raisers and the Science and History Museum. Each youth that enters the 2010 World Show will receive one ticket to each museum that will be good for 60 days. In order for the tickets to be used at these museums, an adult must accompany a youth and purchase a ticket at full price.

Thanks Kim for this great donation to the TLBT and the 2010 World Show. We are looking for many more exciting donations and sponsorships for the 2010 World Show and will update you as they come in. If you would like to make a donation or sponsor the show, please contact Pam Galloway at the TLBAA office (817) 625-6241 or email pam.galloway@tlbaa.org . We’re getting ready for the Round Up at the 2010 World Show!

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TLBAA World Show & National Youth Show Information

All animals must qualify at an affliate show in order to participate at World Show!

Click here to download the World Show Schedule

World Show Sponsors

Range Boss

Brand Inspector
West Texas Longhorn Affliate

Top Hand
Brent & Cindy Bolen
Triple R Ranch/ Robert & Kim Richey
Winchester Futurity

Bronc Buster
Robert & Louann Rubel

Dr. Lee & Linda Ragains

Barn Party Sponsor
North Texas Longhorn Association

Youth Exhibitor Numbers
Horton Ranch

Open Exhibitor Numbers
A&A Ranch



5 Show Quality Heifers Needed


If you have a quality show heifer in your pasture and would like to donate it to a TLBT Youth, we can take care of that for you. The World Show needs 4 Show Quality heifers to give away to the winners of the 4 divisions of the TLBT Gold Merit contest that will be held during the 2010 World Show and 4 to Hall of Fame winners.  Please contact the office (817) 625-6241 and speak with Pam Galloway or email pam.Galloway@tlbaa.org,  if you would like to make a heifer donation. This is your chance to help out one of our youth.

Donated Heifers

El Coyote
Richard & Linda Spooner
Wilton & Carolyn Wilton


2010 World Show
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Don't miss your chance to become a sponsor of the 2010 World Show this year. The Sponsorship Packages have been upgraded this year to offer more for your dollar investment.  Every year a large number of our members and TLBT Youth compete all over the country in order to be qualified to attend the World Show.  This high honor is only bestowed to the best of the best in the Longhorn Show Circuit.  It is an important part of the TLBAA, as it promotes the Texas Longhorn from coast to coast at many county fairs, affiliate shows, state fairs and major stock shows as well as giving great educational opportunities to our youth members of the TLBT.  By investing in a World Show Sponsorship Package, you are putting your dollars to great work as we strive to meet our goal this year.

If you have any questions regarding the Sponsorship Packages, feel free to contact one of the members of the World Show Committee: Cindy Dennis, Lana Hightower, Kim Hudson, Trigg Moore, John Oliver, Carole Phillips, Bodie Quary, Robert Richey, Kevin Rooker, Lou Shields, Donnie Taylor, and Mike Wilson. Youth Advisors: Patty and David Vizza, Trigg and Traci Moore, and Steve and Bodie Quary.

Click here to view Sponsorship Packages!



June 17-19, 2010, Fort Worth, TX

Contact: Pam Galloway at pam.galloway@tlbaa.org or Kim Barfield at kim@tlbaa.org or (817) 625-6241. Schedule and entry forms will be available soon!

To see the most current TLBAA Show Results and Hall of Fame Results visit E-Trails Show Results. Results will be uploaded as they are received from the Special Events Department.

If you have questions regarding Show Results or Hall of Fame points, please call Kim Barfield or Pam Galloway at (817) 625-6241 or kim@tlbaa.org or pam.galloway@tlbaa.org.

My Favorite Cow Announcement

You fell in love with her at first sight. She has a special place in your heart, your herd and your home. Yes, she’s your favorite cow. You may have one or you may have many. As we celebrate Mothers during the month of May, feature your favorite cow inside the pages of the “My Favorite Cow” Photo Album.

“My Favorite Cow” is also helping raise money for the World Show youth by attending functions and anyone who buys a World Show Sponsorship Package from them will receive their ranch name inscribed on a brass plate that will be attached to the photo album for all to see!

For more information on how to participate, click here. 

Click here to download a submittal form.

* All proceeds go to the TLBAA.

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Weekly Texas Hay Report

Compared to last week: Hay prices generally steady. Trade active with moderate to good demand. The wetter than normal winter continues throughout most of the state. Soil moisture continues to increase and the outlook for spring growth in pastures and fields is positive as producers are looking for temperatures warm up.

However, the saturated conditions continue to prevent farmers from getting into fields for planting and spring timework. A large percentage of livestock throughout the state continue to be supplemented feed as cooler conditions have limited forage growth. Hay inventories continue to decrease and hay continues to be shipped in from further distances, increasing freight costs and causing prices to remain firm. Small square bales and dairy quality hay remains in short supply and difficult to find. Prices for hay and pellets quoted per ton except where noted.

The State of Texas Department of Agriculture has the Hay and Grazing Hotline set up for buyers and sellers. The number is 1-877-429-1998. The Web site for TDA is www.agr.state.tx.us. For a hay report from a state other than Texas, click here.

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E-Trails Note: Get your Association News front and center in the Trails! Email the information to Brenda@tlbaa.org.