There are two levels of recognition: (1) Dam of Distinction – five consecutive calves registered with the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America (TLBAA); (2) Dam of Excellence – 10 consecutive TLBAA registered calves. All cows nominated for the Dam of Distinction or Dam of Excellence must be registered with the TLBAA, and owners of the cows must be TLBAA members. All cows nominated must have calved before three years of age and then calved every year thereafter. This information will be verified by the TLBAA by checking the animal’s official progeny records in the TLBAA database. For more information on this program, please contact the TLBAA at (817) 625-6241.