The mandate of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America, established in 1964, is to preserve and promote the Texas Longhorn breed of cattle. With this in mind, the Association felt that it could best accomplish these goals through the establishment of a strong youth organization -a group of young breeders who would become future Longhorn breeders.
In 1983, the Texas Longhorn breeders of Tomorrow (TLBT) was organized, and the first youth show was held that year. Membership numbered about 25 young people, mostly from the State of Texas. Today, the TLBT boasts 14 affiliate groups with over 450 members from across the United States, Canada and Worldwide. Ages range from newborns to 18.
As these young girls and boys have become adults, many became established breeders of Texas Longhorn cattle, thus ensuring the preservation of this magnificent breed. Others, whose careers have taken different paths, credit the TLBT with teaching them discipline, perseverance, patience, successful relationships with peers and adults, and most importantly, the ability to set and reach goals.
CLICK HERE For an updated TLBT Policy and Procedure Handbook (09/2014)
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