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E-Trails                                                                                              January 8, 2016


To add your breeder information to the "Pinpoint Longhorn National and International Map" in HORNS, go to your member/breeder profile and scroll down to your address line. On the right side of that line is the button "ADD TO MAP." Click on "Add to Map" and when the pop up window opens, click on SAVE. Simple and quick! Questions? Call or email Rick or Dana in the Registration Department.


A big thank you to the following buckle sponsors for the 2016 Houston Livestock Show Longhorn Division:

1 Bar 7 Longhorns, Porter, TX 
Bar M Ranch, Katy, TX



Click on the image above to view the January, 2016 of Trails magazine. 


Join us in welcoming Lindsay Maher to the TLBAA family as our new Advertising Sales Manager. Lindsay has over 10 years of sales and marketing experience. She will be reaching out to each of you to in the upcoming weeks to introduce herself and to share our new advertising packages and pricing. She can be reached at 817.625.6241x109 or 


2015 Dietary Guidelines Support Lean Beef in a Healthy Diet

(January 7, 2016) – The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, released today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, reaffirm the role of lean beef in a healthy diet and confirm that Americans are, on average, consuming lean meat in daily amounts that are consistent with the recommendations for protein foods. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Philip Ellis commended HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell and USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack for ensuring the final recommendations were based on the latest nutrition evidence available.

Dr. Richard Thorpe, a physician and Texas cattle producer, agreed, saying he is pleased the guidelines recognize all the strong science that supports the many Americans who are looking to build a healthful diet with lean beef.  

“As a physician, I appreciate the Secretaries making sure the dietary guidelines are based on the latest nutrition science,” said Thorpe. “Numerous studies have shown positive benefits of lean beef in the diet, and I commonly encourage my patients to include beef in their diet to help them maintain a healthy weight and get the nutrients they need to be physically active. Lean beef is a wholesome, nutrient-rich food that helps us get back to the basics of healthy eating, providing many essential nutrients such as zinc, iron, protein and B vitamins, with fewer calories than many plant-based sources of protein.” Read more...




Please note: Sale purchases made by credit card may be subject to a 3 -5% processing fee

TLBAA thanks the following 2016 Eddie Wood Cowtown Classic Sale Sponsors:

Safari B Ranch - Elk City, Oklahoma
DuBose Bar D Ranch - Ben Wheeler, Texas
CedarView Ranch - Pittsburg, Kansas

We wish to thank the following awards sponsors for the Longhorn division of the 2016 Fort Worth Stock Show:

TLBT Grand Champion Female Buckle - The Source - Show Calf Sale & Showmanship Clinic 
TLBT Grand Champion Bull Buckle - Guthrie Longhorn Cattle Co. 

TLBT Grand Champion Steer - Kathy Kittler

TLBT Res. Grand Champion Steer - Kathy Kittler   

Junior Showmanship Buckle - MSM Capital LLC. Bobby Grimes 
Teen Showmanship Buckle - Nancy Dunn, Rolling D Ranch

Senior Showmanship Buckle - Mcintyre Ranch
TLBAA Grand Champion Female - MSM Capital LLC, Bobby Grimes
TLBAA Grand Champion Bull - Nancy Dunn, Rolling D Ranch

We are still seeking three buckle sponsors and sponsors for Junior and Senior Champion and Reserve Champion awards. Please contact Amy Weatherholtz if interested at


The 7 Founding Families and Charles Schreiner III will be the first slate of inductees into the Texas Longhorn Breeders Hall of Fame. Join us Friday, January 15, 2016 as we honor and celebrate Milby Butler, Graves Peeler, M.P. 'Chico' Wright, Jack G. Phillips, E.H. Marks, Cap Yates, the Wichita Refuge and Charlie Schreiner III.

Tickets must be purchased in advance and tables are filling up fast! Hurry and order yours today!

Billy Bob's 81 Club is located at Stockyards Blvd. and Main Street in Fort Worth, directly across the street from the TLBAF property and across the parking lot from the main entrance of Billy Bob's Texas.

We hope to see you there!!

TLBA Foundation

In Memoriam

Douglass, KS - Franklin "Frank" Pate, 69, rancher, car enthusiast, loving husband, father and grandfather, died Monday, December 28, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Linda; son, Scott Pate; daughter, Amy White; and, son Aaron Jackson. Frank was an active member of TLBAA and owner of Double Down Longhorns. Memorials may be sent to Rivercross Hospice 

Jasper, Texas - Billie Sue Marshall DuBose died Wednesday, December 30, 2015. Billie Sue and her husband, Wayne, were the first Grandparents of the Year for the Texas Longhorn Breeders of Tomorrow. Services were held Saturday, January 2. Survivors inlcude her three children and their spouses, Keith & Tina DuBose of Ben Wheeler, Sandy & Norman Hoff of Van, and Betty & Joe Matthews of Jasper; sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathryn & Tom Decker of Huntsville and Jane & Butch Miller of Plano; grandchildren, Rebekah & Markus Diffee of Austin, Jessica & Derek Wade of Shreveport, Sydney & Blake Sugg of Ben Wheeler, Cody & Kristen Hoff of Aledo, Sarah & Casey Russell of Tyler, Katelyn & Marcus Evan of Lindale, Josh Matthews of Newton, Ellen & Bo Lewis of Jasper, and Justin & Laurel Matthews of Hudson; twelve great-grandchildren with one on the way; caregiver, Carla Hardaway of Tyler; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Memorials may be made to Jasper Public Library, 175 E Water St, Jasper, TX 75951; Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd, Tyler, TX 75701; or  the TLBAA Building Fund.

Gustine, Texas - J L Collier passed away on January 3, 2016. He was 76, having been born on September 8, 1939, in Clovis, New Mexico. He is preceded in death by his parents John L. Collier and Arlesa Collier and his daughter Katty Marie and he is survived by his brother Bob Collier and granddaughter Shannah Marie.  J L graduated from Odessa High in 1957.  He then found a career he loved working on oil rigs.  J L worked on off shore rigs for over 20 years, where he traveled the world to over 25 countries and retired at the top of his field.  J L then found his true passion in life breeding and raising Longhorns.  He became one of the top breeders in the industry, with many breeders in the association wanting a JMC and JC branded animal.  J L bred and raised some of the first 80 inch horn animals in the breed.  His hard work through life and dedication to Longhorns will forever be remembered. He was a dearly loved friend and will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.



Cow Calf Corner

Cow-Calf Corner: Feeding Times & Calving (12/19/15)
Glenn Selk explains new data concerning feed times and calving.
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