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Longhorn News
TLBAA Board Seats Three Directors – World Show Committee Approves Changes to TLBAA Show Judge and Fitter Rules – TLBAA Longhorn Weekend 2011 Announcements – TLBT Presents Check to Susan B. Komen - Hall of Fame Plaque Update – Longhorn Beef Article Hits AP – Rare, Longhorn Twins are Showstoppers at Grant-Kohrs Ranch NHS - August Best at West Catalog – Calendar Updates ­– 2010 Horn Showcase Information – Weekly Texas Hay Report -

 

TLBAA Board Seats Three Directors

    During the June 19, 2010 Board of Directors meeting held in Fort Worth, TX, Dora Thompson, and Doug Hunt were seated to the Board of Directors. Dora is serving as an At Large director for Division A. Doug is representing Region 16 in Division C.

On June 29, 2010 during a Board of Directors phone conference, Scott Simmons was seated to the Board and is serving Region 3 in Division A.

    Please welcome these new additions to our Board of Directors.

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World Show Committee Approves Changes to TLBAA Show Judge and Fitter Rules

The 2011 World Show Committee recently elected to update and revise the rules for Judges. The rules below have been approved by the committee and the Board of Directors and will take effect immediately. If you have any questions, please contact World Show Chair, Trigg Moore.

1.  Affects Breeder/Fitter Judges: If a Judge judges an Open Division, Haltered or Non-Haltered Show they forefeit all Hall of Fame Points on their animals for that show season.

2.  No person shall be allowed to Judge any cattle they have shown or fitted during the current show season.

3.  No person shall Judge cattle carrying their own brand.

4.  The World Show Committee has the authority to suspend or remove any Judge from the approved Judges List until further notice for unethical conduct or a rule violation.

These rules can be found in the TLBAA Handbook in the section of general rules and regulations under judges.

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TLBAA Longhorn Weekend 2011 Announcements

    The following dates have been set for the General Membership Meeting, the Premier Heifer Sale and the Fort Worth Stock Show:

Friday, January 14 –
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Fort Worth Stock Show, Fort Worth, TX. World Qualifying Haltered, Non-Haltered and Open. Contact Trigg or Traci Moore, Showchairs for more information. All entries must be sent to the TLBAA office by November 15.

Friday, January 14, 2011:

Affiliate President’s Meeting, 8 a.m., Radisson Hotel

TLBAA Annual General Membership Meeting,10 a.m., Radisson Hotel Fossil Creek, Fort Worth, TX.


Saturday, January 15, 2011

Premier Heifer Sale, John Justin West Sale Arena, Will Rogers Complex, Fort Worth, TX. Consignment deadline is October 23.

Monday, January 17, 2011

World Show Committee Meeting, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Barn 4, Will Rogers Complex, Fort Worth, TX.

Hotel info: Radisson offers $85 per room night for TLBAA. Deadline to reserve room at reduced rate is December 12, 2010. Call (800) 396-7046 or (817) 625-9911.

More details to follow

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TLBT Presents Check to Susan G. Komen

TLBT member Shelby Coats presented to representatives from the Austin branch of the Susan G. Komen Foundation a check for $5,500 on July 13, 2010. The money was from the TLBT’s 2009-2010 fundraising efforts.

 

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Hall of Fame Plaque Update

Hall of Fame plaques will be awarded during the 2010 TLBAA Horn Showcase instead of during the Annual General Membership Meeting.

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Longhorn Beef Article
Hits AP

By Carolyn Hunter
    TLBAA members James and Carol Gentz of Winnie, TX, who have raised Longhorns for over 30 years, have found their own niche in the Longhorn market. They offer Longhorn beef that is locally raised, grass-fed and hormone-free, and they’ve found a ready market on-line (www.gentzlonghorn.com) and at the weekly Beaumont Farmer’s Market. According to an article in the Beaumont Enterprise by Kyle Peveto, Gentz gets two to three times the money for his beef as he did for roping cattle, etc.

    Peveto’s article was picked up by AP (Associated Press) and has shown up across the country including newspapers in Amarillo, Corpus Christi, and Temple, TX, as well as in San Diego, CA, according to Carol Gentz. “It was amazing how many papers picked it up,” she said. She also notes that sales have increased, thanks to the publicity.

This means that more people are getting the message about healthy Longhorn beef, another market for our breed.

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Rare, Longhorn Twins
Are Showstoppers At
Grant-Kohrs Ranch NHS

Grant-Kohrs Ranch NHS News Release

Making their debut in the visitor center pasture this week, eight (8) week old twin Longhorn heifers are delighting hundreds of visitors as they arrive at the park. The twins, one red and one gray, are fraternal, pure Longhorn and rare. In an interview with Dr. Robert Kropp, Professor of Animal Science at Oklahoma State University, a leading authority on Longhorn genetics and advisor to the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America (TLBAA) stated that “twinning in Longhorns occurs only 0.4 percent of the time (or 1 in 140 births), far less than any other cattle breed, with dairy being the highest at 4 percent.”

Longhorn Twins

The calves were born May 17 , 2010 and weighed in at 35 lbs each, the lowest birth weights recorded in the park’s ten year ranching history. While all calves are touch and go in the first 24 hours, twins can be for up to two weeks and staff worked diligently to see that mother and calves were well cared for including supplementing grass feed with grain, initially boosting the calves leg strength with selenium and B-12, and giving them a pasture with a barn, during an especially cold and wet Montana spring.

If all goes well in the next year, the twins will be added to the park’s herd as replacement cows, where unlike human genetics, their chances of being a mother to twins, “will still only be 1 in 140”, says Dr. Kropp. Remarked Superintendent Laura Rotegard, “that’s just fine with us, two are a lot of fun, but one calf per cow is plenty good enough.”

The Texas Longhorn figures prominently in Western American history. In 1902, its survival was so imperiled that it prompted President Theodore Roosevelt to establish Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge, a unit of the USFWS. Much like Yellowstone’s bison genetics, today’s Longhorns source back to the original herd placed at Wichita Mountains. Grant-Kohrs Ranch Longhorns help visitors understand why life on the open range was so successful. Their ability to adapt to almost every condition made them the foundation breed of the great herds.

The closest thing to a wild breed, Roosevelt called them ‘the only true American cattle.’ It is the mission of Grant-Kohrs Ranch to provide an understanding of the open range as a ‘working ranch’ which the park does through raising Longhorns, Shorthorns and Herefords, the three breeds that built the cattle industry. The park also preserves the 1600 acre historic landscape and 93 structures of the original home ranch of the Kohrs’ cattle empire. The ranch is a unit of the National Park Service, is open 362 days a year and is free to the public. More info at www.nps.gov/grko.

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August Best at West Catalog

Best at West Sale Catalog

August 7, 2010, West, TX

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Calendar Announcement

September 22-23, 2010 - New Mexico State Fair, Albuquerque, NM, Lynn Starritt (915) 252-4118. Haltered, Non-Haltered and Youth. 2 day show with different judge each day.

January 14, 2011 - Affiliate Presidents Meeting, 8 a.m., Radisson Hotel, Fort Worth, TX. Contact Kim Barfield for more information (817) 625-6241 or kim@tlbaa.org.

January 14, 2011 - TLBAA Annual General Membership Meeting, 10 a.m., Radisson Hotel Fossil Creek, Fort Worth, TX. Contact Kim Barfield for more information (817) 625-6241 or kim@tlbaa.org.

January 14-18, 2011 - Fort Worth Stock Show, Fort Worth, TX,. World Qualifying Haltered, Non-Haltered and Open. Contact Trigg or Traci Moore, Showchairs for more information. All entries must be sent to the TLBAA office by November 15. Contact Kim Barfield for more information (817) 625-6241 or kim@tlbaa.org.

January 15, 2011 - Premier Heifer Sale, John Justin West Sale Arena, Will Rogers Complex, Fort Worth, TX. Consignment Deadline - October 23, 2010. Contact Kim Barfield for more information (817) 625-6241 or kim@tlbaa.org.

February 19, 2011 - 2011 Bull Uprising, Will Rogers West Arena, Fort Worth, TX, Mike MacLeod (940) 659-2255 or Joel Lemley, Auctioneer (325) 668-3552.

February 19-20 - Sierra County Show, Truth or Consequences, NM, Lynn Starritt (915) 252-4118. Haltered, Non-Haltered and Youth. 2 day show with different judge each day.

February 26-27, 2011 - San Angelo State Fair, Dennis Urbantke (325) 655-3500. Register online at www.sanangelorodeo.com.

May 7-8, 2011 - Capitan Show, Capitan, NM, Lynn Starritt (915) 252-4118. Haltered, Non-Haltered and Youth. 2 day show with different judge each day.

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2010 Horn Showcase Information

Information/Rules

Entry Form

Consignment Form

Satellite Measurings/Schedule

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Weekly Texas Hay Report

Compared to last week: Hay prices generally steady to weak. Tropical storms following Hurricane Alex flowed through Texas and brought rain to many areas of the state. This resulted in higher hay yields for the second cutting, but also some rained on hay still in windrows was reported. Trade slow to moderate and demand light to moderate this week. Pasture and rangelands were mostly good to excellent, with the exception of Northeast Texas.

Flooding in West and Southwest Texas along the Rio Grande River resulted in large amounts of hay lost. Other areas also reported instances of flooding, with some receiving up to 14 inches of rainfall. Hay producers across the state are beginning to apply pesticides to control the movement of armyworms and grasshoppers into the area.

Livestock are in good to excellent condition and are requiring minimal supplemental feeding. 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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