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The TLBAA office will be closed Thursday and Friday, December 24-25 in observance of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Our sincere wishes for a Happy Holiday Season! E-Trails will return on Thursday, December 31st.

HORNS 101

HORNS has a feature that allows TLBAA members to upload an image of your animals for display on their profile page. On the animal detail page, you will notice a block in the upper right-hand corner. Simply browse to the image, then click upload. The HORNS system will automatically resize and rename the image to the system specifications. The only requirements for the image is that it can't be larger than 2MB and must be in JPG format.

Also, remember that beginning January 1, 2016, breeders who voluntarily have their bull DNA parentage verified with TLBAA, will have that verification listed in HORNS, as well as designated on the registration certificate. DNA testing is still mandatory in order that the bull be A.I. Certified with TLBAA.

 

In order to support our breeders in getting their young bulls Parentage Verified, the TLBAA will be reducing the DNA testing fee from $50 to $40. This program is offered to all animals in the TLBAA registry and we encourage our members to test as many of their animals as they wish.
 

SHOWS
 

Houston Livestock Show Entries Now Open and Due January 5, 2016!

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

1 Bar 7 Longhorns, Porter, TX 
Guthrie Longhorn Cattle Co., Saginaw, TX

TRAILS MAGAZINE
 

Click on the image above to view the December, 2015 of Trails magazine. 


 

FEATURE YOUR HERD SIRE ON THE FEBRUARY TRAILS COVER!
 

Trails is now accepting offers for the February Herd Sire front cover. Let your sire be the first one readers see when they get their February issue in their mailboxes. If interested, submit your offer by email or phone to Kelsie McGilvray at kelsie@tlbaa.org or (817) 625-6241. Minimum offer is $1,200. TODAY is the last day offers will be accepted. Advertiser's material will be due December 22.

Get your 2016 advertising campaign started in the February Herd Sire issue! The entire issue is dedicated to herd sires, plus there's plenty of time to promote your consignments for the upcoming spring sales. February is the perfect time to get started on marketing your herd for the coming year. Contact Kelsie today to plan your 2016 advertising.
 

LEGISLATIVE NEWS

COOL repealed in omnibus spending bill

Just days before the World Trade Organization (WTO) is set to approve a billion dollars in retaliatory tariffs against the United States, legislators have released an omnibus spending bill that repeals the country of origin labeling (COOL) requirements that prompted the tariff threats in the first place.

COOL requires meat from other countries sold in the United States to bear a label indicating its country of origin. According to the WTO, COOL violates trade standards and could have led to millions of tariffs on U.S. exporters from Mexico, Canada and possibly other countries.

The WTO, according to POLITICO, was scheduled to approve Mexico and Canada’s tariff plan for the U.S. on Friday.

The 2,009-page bill also includes a provision that ensures the 2015 Dietary Guidelines are based on scientific information and focused on nutritional and dietary information. It would also require a review of the Dietary Guidelines process to ensure a balanced and scientific process in the future. Read more...

LONGHORN WEEKEND

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

HOST HOTELS FOR LONGHORN WEEKEND:

Fairfield Inn & Suites - $129                             SpringHill Suites University - $122
1505 S. University Dr.                                       3250 Lovell Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76107                                       Fort Worth, TX 76107
817-335-2000                                                   817-878-2554
Reservation cutoff date: 12/15/15                    Reservation cutoff date: 1/1/16
Click here to book online                                  Click here to book online

 

Country Inn & Suites - $109                             Radisson Fossil Creek - $99
2200 Mercado Dr.                                             2540 Meacham Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76106                                       Fort Worth, TX 76106
817-831-9200                                                    817-625-9911
Reservation cutoff date: 12/30/15                     Reservation cutoff date: 12/15/15

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 Steer - Kittler Land & Cattle

TLBT Res. Grand Champion Steer - Kittler Land & Cattle  

Junior Showmanship Buckle - MSM Capital LLC. Bobby Grimes 

Senior Showmanship Buckle - Mcintyre Ranch
TLBAA Grand Champion Female - MSM Capital LLC, Bobby Grimes 

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.

TLBA Foundation


 

Registration

Hurry! Fall Registration Special end December 31, 2015!

Cow Calf Corner

Glenn Selk shows us why the body condition score of the cow impacts her calf.
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