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E-Trails, October 30, 2015

Texas Longhorn Breeders of America
Foundation Board Officers Elected


The Texas Longhorn Breeders Foundation Board met on Monday, October 26 at which time the following officers were elected:
Steve Murrin - President
Lorinda Valentine - Vice President
Don Jury - Secretary/Treasurer
Other members of the Foundation Board include Rick Friedrich, Houston, Texas; Red Steagall, Fort Worth, Texas; and, Bill Hudson, Floyds Knobs, Indiana.

The Board is looking forward to developing a major fund raising campaign for 2016 and to raising awareness for the TLBAF Building Fund Project as well as other Foundation projects.

The entry packets for the Texas Longhorn Show at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo are ready for you to fill out! Entry deadline is November 15th!
Download your entry packet here.


Howdy Livestock Exhibitors,
The 2016 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeoâ„¢ is just around the corner, and we are busy gearing up for the Show. First, we have some exciting information to pass along to you â€” the Exhibitor Handbook is now online and Junior Show entries are now open. 

The Show is dedicated to making a great experience for all exhibitors and has produced video to let each exhibitor know what to expect while attending our event. Get the full Houston experience of bringing a project to the Show, from arrival to departure. Click here to watch the video.

Texas Longhorn Trails Magazine

Click on the magazine cover to read the November issue of Trails magazine. It's full of great articles including the latest sale results, Christmas gift ideas, and much more!

You won't want to miss the December issue. It features a complete wrap up and full results for the 2015 Horn Showcase!

Industry News

Hungry Cattle Help OSU Researchers Discover Drought Resistant Wheat

Thanks to drought, many in the Oklahoma Panhandle and elsewhere in the Midwest struggle to squeeze production out of the dry, hard dirt. A group of researchers, with the help of hungry cattle, has found a solution: a wheat variety that stands up to drought.

“In Oklahoma we put a lot of emphasis on cattle, so we put cattle and wheat together,” says Brett Carver, regents professor and wheat breeder at Oklahoma State University. “Grazing plus grain. We’ve used that selection environment for 18 years.”

To mimic real-world application and to speed up testing results, Carver and his team use cattle to generate experimental lines of wheat varieties. They plant a large plot with thousands of wheat plants, allow them to grow to a certain stage and let cattle graze there. The grazing forces the plants into a high stress, drought-like scenario where the strongest survive, or, in the case of this new variety, thrive. Read more...

TLBA Foundation

The Foundation wishes to thank Chris Herron, TLBAA Board Member, and to Michael and Patricia Walsh for their generous donations of $5000 and $1000 respectively to the Headquarters and Museum Building Fund.

Won't you consider contributing to this worthwhile project?
The thermometer needs to move!
Click here to download a donation form.


Cow Calf Corner

Cow-Calf Corner: Are 'Wild Cattle' Good for your Herd? (10/24/15)
Glenn Selk says temperament of cattle should be considered at culling time.
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