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!
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.
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?
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.
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! Laura@tlbaa.org â€¢ 817-625-6241
Do you have a Longhorn event coming up in 2016?
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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!