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E-Trails, October 9, 2015

2015 Horn Showcase Recap

  The TLBAA would like to thank everyone who came out to the Horn Showcase last week including our generous sponsors, sellers and buyers at both sales, all the breeders with measurement entries, and spectators.  A giant thank you is also in order to the city of Lawton and the Comanche County Fairgrounds for their hospitality throughout the event. 
  The 2015 Horn Showcase was better than ever. For a full recap of the event and official measurements, check the December issue of Trails.  Here are a few details and photos from HSC 2015:  
 Thank you to our volunteer measuring team led by Jim Freeman.  These guys did an awesome job measuring more than 200 head of cattle over the span of two days.  This event could not happen without you.  Jim Freeman, Chris Herron, Jim Rombeck, Cody Herron, Randy Claypool, Rob Van Liew, Bill Smith, and Ted Roush you guys made a great team.  Also, thank you to our back crew led by Joel Norris.  The crew did a great job and we appreciate you.  Thank you!
  We would also like to thank JoEda Freeman, Bruna Claypool, and Lisa Van Liew for serving as volunteer runners and helping at the announcer's table.  Thanks ladies for being such a big help during the event.  
  Many, many thanks to the Lemley Auction Services team and Dale Hunt for their help putting on not one, but two very successful sales at this year's event.  Mr. Lemley and his team did a great job and we appreciate all of you.  Thanks also to Mike Beijl for his Excel expertise!

Highlights from HSC 2015

  • Measuring Competition
    • Longest TTT horned bull  - 98.1875", Cowboy Tuff Chex, Loomis Longhorns
    • Longest TH bull - 114.0625", Cowboy Tuff Chex, Loomis Longhorns
    • Longest TTT horned cow - 95.5", BL Rio Catchit, Loomis Longhorns
    • Longest TH cow - 119", M Arrow Cha-Ching, Bentwood Ranch
    • Longest TTT horned steer - 119.5" TTT & 140.1875" TH, Lazy J's Bluegrass, Lazy J Longhorns
  • 2015 HSC Sale
    • Sale average of $5,302 with 85 cattle sold 
    • Volume Buyer - Tyson Leonard
    • Volume Seller – Tom Smith
    • High Selling Lot - Carolina Izzie Again, Carolina Cartel, Scott Hughes, Aaron Atkins, & Ken Morris - $25,000, bought by Bull Creek Longhorns, Dr. Bill & Suzanne Torkildsen.
  • 2015 HSC Futurity
    • More than $5,200 paid out in the first annual Horn Showcase Futurity.
  • Superior Animal Award
    • 13 animals won the inaugural Superior Animal Award.
  • Great Seminars
    • A total of 6 seminars were held this year, including a Breeder's Roundtable where six Longhorn breeders spoke about their herd and ranch operations, an AgriLabs VetGun demonstration, and a Registered Longhorn Beef seminar given by Charlene Semkin.  Stay tuned for videos!
  • First year in Lawton, Oklahoma
    • The Comanche County Fairgrounds was a great facility and who could forget the delicious hand-cut steaks at the banquet?
HSC Coverage from the Lawton Constitution

Texas Longhorn Breeders Happy With County Venue

The facilities, the people, the measurement numbers and the attendance by breeders all drew favorable comments from the chairman of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America (TLBAA) that is presenting the Horn Showcase here this week.

Todd McKnight is an owner and breeder who has been in Texas Longhorn breeding for 13 years. He started in Abilene, Texas, and moved his herd up to Pittsburg, Kan., where he's a publisher of phone books.

"We've entered in the competition here. I've been part of the competition personally for 11 years, coming to these events, and this is our first time to be outside of Fort Worth, Texas," he said when interviewed about the show Thursday.


Texas Longhorn Trails Magazine

Coming in December Trails - Complete 2015 TLBAA Horn Showcase coverage and results!

  The December issue of Trails has always been a great reference for Longhorn breeders, long after that year's Horn Showcase.  Take advantage of this opportunity to:
Brag about your winners.
Show off the results of your breeding program.
Let people know you have the genetics to bring their program to the bronze winning level.
Thank the buyers of your consignments and let people know you appreciate their confidence in your program.

Contact Laura Standley to reserve your space in this special issue! • 817-625-6241
Do you have a Longhorn event coming up in 2016?
  The Trails staff is getting ready to put together the TLBAA 2016 Wall Calendar and we want to include you.
  Put your event on the calendar for just $50 and promote your event and its location!  This calendar is a household staple for every Longhorn breeder, you don't want to  miss out on it!
Contact Laura to sign up!

Longhorn News

Bevo XIV will miss Texas-OU due to ‘life-threatening condition’

Posted October 7th, 2015

Bevo XIV, the recognizable University of Texas mascot, will not attend Saturday’s Oklahoma game in Dallas due to a life-threatening condition being monitored by veterinarians, the school announced.

Ricky Brennes, the executive director of the Silver Spurs Alumni Association, declined to comment about the situation when reached Wednesday by the American-Statesman.


Longhorn Weekend

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.

Get your EWCC Sale forms in over the weekend by sending them to  


Consignment deadline is Monday, October 12!  

TLBA Foundation

  Christmas is just around the corner!  Could there be a more perfect gift for your Longhorn friends and family?  Give us a call to order your brick today or click the image below to learn more!


Cow Calf Corner

Cow-Calf Corner: Fence Line Weaning (10/03/15)
Glenn Selk has advice for fence-line weaning. 
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