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                    E-Trails                                                                                                         April 22, 2016
We're Moving!
TLBAA's office is moving to its new location, 221 West Exchange Avenue, Suite 210, Fort Worth, Texas 76164 this  Friday, April 22nd.  (We will still be using the same P.O. Box 4430 mailing address) Office furniture, desks and computers will be moved Friday and once in place we should be up and running, HORNS, Quick Books and emails,  with a minimum delay in providing our award winning service to our members.  While our phone system will not be moved and in place on the same days, not to worry!  Phones will be forwarded to a cell phone and answered.  Depending upon number of "at-the-same-time-calls" you may be asked to allow staff to call you back from their cell phones, thus insuring a minimum delay in being available to you.  Thanks for your patience with this move and if in town, come by and see our new offices.
TLBAA Division B, Region 11 Director Vacancy
     The TLBAA Board of Directors is now accepting applications to fill the vacant and unexpired term for Division B, Region 11 Director in accordance with the TLBAA bylaws article IV, section 6 and TLBAA board policy.
Article IV, Section 6. - Vacancies
     Vacancies on the Officers and Board of Directors of the Association shall be filled by the Board of Directors with a qualified member in good standing, and such person or persons so chosen shall serve for the unexpired term of his predecessor and until a successor is elected and qualified.
TLBAA Board policy for filling vacancies of un-expired Board seats
     To be considered for appointment to fill a vacant TLBAA Board position for an un-expired term, the applicant must be an Active or Lifetime member of the TLBAA; in good standing, free of any debt owed to the TLBAA; and domiciled within the particular Region or Division of the vacancy.  The applicant must provide a written resume and Bio (template provided) and indicate his/her involvement with the TLBAA for the past 12 months to the Board of Directors.  Notice shall be published in the Trails magazine and on E-Trails announcing the vacancy.  Letters of recommendation are encouraged from Members domiciled within the Region or Division of the vacancy, but are not required.  Applicants must make themselves available to be interviewed in person or by phone conference when requested to do so by the TLBAA Board of Directors.  Board vacancies should not be filled just for the sake of filling a Board vacancy.
     Applicants who wish to be considered must qualify according to the policy and submit resume and Bio via email or mail to the TLBAA office, attention Rick Fritsche, Office Manager, by June 26, 2016.  In addition, recommendations for applicants must be submitted via email or mail to the TLBAA office, attention Rick Fritsche, Office Manager, by June 26, 2016.
Upcoming World Qualifying Shows
April 15 - 17      Rockdale Spring Show - Rockdale, TX 
May 7                TLBGCA Spring Show - Brenham, TX 

View more upcoming events at
World Show entry packets have been mailed. PLEASE NOTE: The schedule included in your packet is incorrect. An updated scheduled is available online click here.
If you receive E-Trails each week, you will also receive an update on Longhorn Expo each Wednesday. Keep an eye on your inbox or click the link above to see the newsletter.

New Miniature Classes Added! 
In the April 19th, World Show Steering Committee conference call, the committee chose to add classes to the miniature division. The following classes are available for miniatures: Non-Haltered: Heifer, Cow and Steer. Haltered: Heifer, Cow, Steer and Bull. The 1st place winners of each division will then come back to compete for the "World Champion Miniature”.
Sponsorship Opportunities 

THANK YOU to our 2016 Longhorn Expo Sponsors
Add your name to our growing list.
TOP HAND - $850
Hyatt Place Fort Worth/Historic Stockyards

North Texas Longhorn Breeders Association
Creative Awards
Bar H Ranch - Chris Herron
West Texas Longhorn Association

Ron & Donna Garison
Chris & Brandi Lindsey 
Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Fort Worth Downtown
East Texas Longhorn Association
Double H Longhorns - Stephen & Kim Head
Kevin & Laureen Rooker
Putt-Putt Fun Center
Winters Enterprises

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham

Class Sponsors: David & Jana Edwards • Jeff & Kristi Ging • Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham • Chris & Brandi Lindsey • Blossom Ridge Ranch • Hyatt Place Fort Worth/Historic Stockyards • Bruce McCarty Promotions • Fossil Creek Longhorns • Mountain and Plains Texas Longhorn Association Colorado Affiliate • Bull Creek Ranch • Cooper Longhorns


Voluntary Parent Verification-DNA Testing
    With a unanimous vote from the board, a new Voluntary Parent Verification-DNA Testing program was instituted for those breeders concerned and interested in keeping this iconic breed as pure as possible, and being able to verify it with the latest state of the art testing procedures. The new voluntary program for new registered bulls (or even previously registered bulls you want the parentage verified) includes reduced rates for DNA testing (only $40.00 per DNA test per animal(s)—bull, sire and dam (if not previously tested)), and a newly designed logo that will print out on the registration certificate in the space between the sire and the dam on the certificate once the testing is verified. Contact Rick at the TLBAA office for the Parentage Verification forms to start this exciting process.
In Our Next Issue

 Our May/June issue will feature everything you need to know about Brood Cows & highlight results from the Spring sales.

*Reserve Ad Space today, submission deadline is April 25th.
  • Highlight your productive females and show off their progeny.
  • Thank your buyers, and in doing so promote the success of your program.
  • Congratulate show participants and school graduates.
Have you tried a product lately that you just love? Is there a piece of equipment you think everyone should own? Starting in our May/June issue the Trails Magazine will include a product highlight article to share with our readers.  Email your product recommendations to
Market Your Program in the Trails
In addition to a new look and content, we've revised our ad pricing and have started introducing monthly specials.  Lower pricing, frequency discounts and custom web/print packages are available for 2016.

Contact Lindsay Maher today to discover affordable ways to promote your program! or (817) 625-6241

Click below to read April Trails online.


Click on the image above to view the Midwest Sale Catalog.

Geronimo Revealed in George West, TX

George W. West's famous longhorn steer, Geronimo, is preserved forever on the Live Oak County Courthouse lawn. On May 1, 2016 A new home and hide for Geronimo will be revealed along with the unveiling of a Chisholm Trail marker by TxDOT officials. Former TLBAA President Jim Warren will be participating in the event, welcoming anyone interested to attend. The new hide for Geronimo was graciously donated by EL Coyote Ranch.

TLBA Foundation

Cow Calf Corner

Cow-Calf Corner: Weaning Fall Born Calves (4/02/16)
Glenn Selk tells us what research says about weaning fall-born calves
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