TLBAA Approves Fee Reduction for AI Sire Certification - Membership Renewal Letters Coming Soon - World Show Live Auction Items - 2010 World Show Information - 2010 July Trails AI Issue - Correction - Dixie Classic Sale - Chisolm and Great Western National Historic Trails - Texas Cowboy Church to Hold Benefit Western Weekend - 2010 Horn Showcase Information - Weekly Texas Hay Report -
The TLBAA Board of Directors has approved a reduction in the fee for AI Sire Certification from $250 to $100. The fee goes into effect immediately. All other requirements for AI Sire Certification still apply. Please contact the TLBAA Registration department to request information on AI Sire Certification.
Dear TLBAA Member:
Our fiscal year comes to a close on June 30, 2010, and as a TLBAA member you have much to celebrate. Like many, we had to tighten the purse strings last year. With members like you and the difficult, sound financial decisions that your Board of Directors made, our year- end will be met with financial success. We are now poised to build upon this strength as we carry on the TLBAA mission that was established in 1964.
We hope you will continue to support the TLBAA and renew your membership today. As a member, you will continue to receive the award- winning Texas Longhorn Trails magazine monthly, which will keep you up- to-date on all of the sales, shows and educational events that we have planned for 2010-2011. The magazine, along with E-Trails, is your front row ticket to news on membership, animal health, herd management, and all things Longhorn. Also as a member, you can continue to register and transfer your cattle with the largest and most established Longhorn registry, consign and purchase Longhorn cattle at TLBAA managed sales and participate in the largest show circuit in the Longhorn world.
When you send in your dues, we hope you will take the time to update all of your information. We ask that you fill in your email address, so that we can make sure we have it on file.
If you feel so inclined, we also ask that you make a donation to the Texas Longhorn Breeders of America Foundation. Any amount that you can pledge will be put to great use. Whether it is education or community involvement, the Foundation was established to work with the Association in our efforts to preserve and promote this majestic breed, the Texas Longhorn.
Handcrafted TLBT Pillow
This beautifully handcrafted pillow by TLBAA member Kim Richey, will be one of the Live Auction Items during the World Show Banquet.
TLBT Pillow made by Kim Richey, San Angelo, TX.
Whitetail Management Hunt to be Auctioned During World Show
The 4B Ranch and the Bearden Family have donated this hunt package to the Live Auction during the TLBT Banquet. It has been a wet spring, so the deer are expected to be plentiful and heavy horned.
2 Day Hunt to be conducted next fall 2010 hunting season, whatever fits ranch schedule. The hunt at 4B Ranch will include the following:
1 Management Hunt 139 Gross Boone and Crocket or less
1 non-hunting guest may accompany
Total Hunt Package is worth $2,500.
4B Ranch, La Salle County,
Cotulla, Texas 281/802-4739
An example of a deer killed last season on the ranch.
World Show is upon us and I know we are all excited.
Please take special note to the Date for MOVE IN…
Wednesday, June 16th. We will be on site and ready to assist you with stalling for Haltered, and pen assignments for Non-Haltered; by 7:00 AM. It is very important that we all abide by this date; there will be absolutely no exceptions.
The Special Events Department would like to remind all those participating and attending of the following:
-No Haltered cattle allowed in Non Halter pens
-Check-in at Barn 3 office for all animals
-Palpations/calving dates on calf at side must be on all health certificates
-Rodeo Plaza RV Parking comes with parking pass for in and out of vehicle
World Show Silent Auction Items Being Accepted
If you have an item you would like to donate for the Silent Auction that will be held during the World Show, please contact Kim Hudson (817) 291-0431.
Bob Moore Builders Foundation Award Nomination Requests
Nominations are now being accepted for the Bob Moore Builders Foundation Award. This award is open to all members of the TLBT and has no age requirement.
Click Here to download the Bob Moore Builder's Foundation Award Information
Contact: Ryan Culpepper
815 Woodard Ave. Apt#123
Cleburne, TX 76033
(940) 577-1753 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline to place an updated photo of your AI Sire in the edition is JUNE 11. Photos may be mailed or e-mailed to Trails Art Director Laura Standley at 2315 N. Main St. #402, Fort Worth, TX., 76164 or email@example.com.
The deadline to advertise in the edition is JUNE 11 . Don’t miss out on the chance to get your AI Sire in front of the TLBAA membership! The Trails has numerous advertising options to fit the budget of all TLBAA members. Call or e-mail Rick Fritsche or Laura Standley at (817) 625 –6241 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or Carolyn Hunter at firstname.lastname@example.org (817) 808-6895 to reserve your space in the 2010 TLBAA AI Sire Edition!
This special issue of the Trails has a 2-year shelf life and is received by all TLBAA members. The Trails AI Sire issue has a rich history and is one of the most popular books produced by the TLBAA. Members keep the issue close by to reference time and time again.
The Trails listed 695 AI Sires in the 2008 issue - free of charge - and there will be many new additions for 2010! Be watching for the AI book that everyone in the industry looks to!
* Largest AI Texas Longhorn listing in the industry – 695 and climbing
* Free listings for all TLBAA AI Registered Sires– just send us you photo
*Reaches the largest audience…the TLBAA members
*2-year shelf life
*The AI book breeders look to for the most complete listing
If you can only advertise one time a year, this is the book to invest your marketing dollars and get the most from your investment. Call your Trails representative today!
Kaso Kety, Folsom, LA, provided Commentary for the 2010 Dixie Classic Sale held on April 10, 2010, in Gulfport, MS.
The Chisholm and Great Western National Historic Trail Feasibility Study and Environment Assessment project held its first scoping meeting on June 7, 2010 in Fort Worth, Texas. TLBAA’s general manager, Jamie Griffeth, along with Trails editor, Brenda Cantrell attended the meeting that was hosted by the National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior. Others in attendance included various civic leaders, historians, land owners, government agencies and media.
Aaron Mahr, superintendent for the National Trails Intermountain Region of the National Park Service, began the meeting by explaining the steps necessary for a trail to be designated as a national historic trail. He thanked all of the members of the audience for their attendance and said, “The most important asset of any public trail is the people and the time that they invest in the project.”
To read more about the Chisholm and Great Western National Historic Trail Feasibility Study and Environmental Assessment please click here.
Compared to last week: Hay prices generally steady. Trade and demand light to moderate with movement light to moderate. East Texas and areas of Central Texas remained dry delaying the hay crop by two to three weeks. According to the National Integrated Drought Information System over a quarter of the state is now reporting dry to moderate drought conditions. Parts of South and Central Texas received a much needed rain shower that damaged some hay still in the windrow.
Nevertheless, the moisture dramatically improved the outlook for second cutting. Coastal Bermuda hay yields were lower than normal for first cutting due in part to the cooler spring temperatures. The volume of wheat hay on offer continues to increase with a wider variation in quality available on the market. Pasture conditions over much of the state are in good to excellent conditions and supplemental feeding is very minimal. 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.