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E-Trails, August 14, 2015

TLBF Building Fund

  The Building Fund is closer than ever to reaching it's initial goal of $600,000. In order to begin construction, the organization needs to raise $175,000. Every donation counts, there is no such thing as a donation that is too small or too large.  
 If you haven't looked into purchasing a brick to support the Building Fund, click the flier above and learn more about how you can commemorate a loved one or a Longhorn and contribute to the fund at the same time!  
  Did you already purchase a brick? Then visit the Building Fund Cattle website and check out all the quality cattle and semen packages that are for sale.  All the proceeds go to the Building Fund! 

Texas Longhorn Trails Magazine

The September Trails is Online Now!

Read the Diann Chase Longhorn Scholarship Expo Wrap-Up in the September issue!  Plus, all about past TLBAA President, James E. Warren and extending grazing into the fall and winter seasons! Click the cover to the left to view!

Check Out the Butler Catalog!

The Butler Sale will be here before you know it!  Download the catalog and get a sneak peek at the consignments inside!

They call it the Hill Country, we call it fun!

The Hill Country Heritage Sale is just a few weeks away now and we've got the catalog online just for you!  Click on the cover to the left or download it to see all the gorgeous consignments in this sale!

Viva Las Vegas, Baby!

  The Hudson-Valentine Vegas Style Sale is going to be SUCH an amazing sale!  Improve your odds and check out the catalog online!  Download it!

Heritage of Horns - 2015 Horn Showcase

The TLBAA Announces Five Judge Panel for Horn Showcase Futurity

On Thursday, August 13, the TLBAA announced a five judge panel and other details for the Horn Showcase Futurity.  Cash prizes and huge bragging rights are in store for you at this brand new competition.  Learn more about the futurity on the TLBAA website or by clicking here.

Class List and Schedule
2015 Horn Showcase Entry Form
Bull Alley Entry Form
Horn Showcase Satellite Measuring Agreement
Horn Showcase Miniature Entry Form

Horn Showcase forms are due in the TLBAA Office by September 7, 2015 at 5:00 PM with full payment.  

Longhorn Weekend

Download the Eddie Wood Cowtown Classic Consignment Form


We love for our breeders to give promotional memberships to their prospective buyers!

These promotional memberships are good for 3 months and will hopefully encourage new breeders to join the TLBAA. When giving a promotional membership, it is important to ask if the account should be set up with ranch name or in the member’s name. If possible, we would like to have an address, telephone numbers, and an email address. 

Please take the opportunity of not only selling your animals, but to also mentor these new promotional members and offer them your wealth of knowledge and information about the Texas Longhorns. 

Let us know if we can help with this process. Call Rick or Dana with questions at (817) 625-6241. 

August Transfer Special

50% off of ALL transfers

Cattle News

Fall Weaning - Spreading Out the Stressors

August 11, 2015

By Kevin Hill, D.V.M.

The most stressful period in a calf’s life comes at weaning. This is due to both the separation from its dam and also the other activities that typically occur at this time, namely vaccination, shipping, co-mingling and nutritional changes. The key to reducing this stress is to spread out the stressors. That’s the essence of a pre-weaning program – it gets the calves prepared for stress well before the stress actually occurs. And with today’s high-value calves, now is the time to take a close look at the products and procedures available that can help reduce stress and improve calf health and productivity.


State Fair of Texas News

State Fair of Texas® Offers Livestock Exhibitors a Passport to Texas 
July, 15, 2015 - Dallas, Texas

Make plans to travel to Fair Park in Dallas for the biggest adventure of the fall livestock show season: the State Fair of Texas. From Sept. 25 through Oct. 18, Texas 4-H and FFA exhibitors and livestock breeders from across the United States will have the opportunity to compete in the traditions of the prestigious Pan Am and Youth Livestock competitions, and continuing education/leadership events. 

“Every year the State Fair of Texas is dedicated to providing the best experience to exhibitors and their families,” said Daryl Real, vice-president of Agriculture/Livestock for the State Fair of Texas. “This year is no exception, as we continue to update and make changes to fit the needs of our exhibitors and growing program.” 

Read the full press release here...

Livestock Market

Livestock Markets (8/01/15)
In lieu of a Cow-Calf video this week ,we are sharing this video from Sun Up TV instead: Derrell Peel explains what the latest movements in the cattle markets could mean for Oklahoma producers.

Just For Fun

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