August 5, 2016
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REGISTRATIONS

NEW DNA TESTING PROGRAMS AVAILABLE! 

      The TLBAA Board of Directors recently approved a completely voluntary DNA Parent Verification testing program for our breeders.   This is separate from the already established AI Herd Sire Certification program where parent verification with DNA testing is mandatory.
      To verify parentage of an animal the animal in question tail hairs must be pulled and DNA tested and then their DNA markers can be compared to the sire and dam's DNA markers.  If sire and dam have not been tested and a case number established with their DNA Markers to use in the comparison, then they also must have their tail hairs pulled and their DNA compaired to the animal in question.    Once parentage has been verified through this DNA testing process, if the animal in question is already registered, then a new registration certificate will be issued with the "PARENTAGE VERIFIED WITH DNA" stamp/logo on it.  If not registered, then the Parentage Verified with DNA stamp/logo will appear on its registration certifice when registered.   If sire and dam have already been DNA tested and a case number exists, then they will not have to be tested.    Each DNA test costs $40.00 and if sire and dam already tested with a case file, then there is no charge for them, only the animal in question.
      Some of our breeders are having their animals DNA tested without parent verification, just to have their DNA Case number on file should questions arise or  should they decide to have their entire herd eventually parent verified.  
      Forms for Parent Verification and DNA Markers Only are attached.  Once these forms are received at the office then the "DNA Tail Hair Kit Forms" will be generated and sent to you with an instruction sheet.  DO NOT MAIL TAIL HAIRS TO THE TLBAA OFFICE, THEY MUST GO TO UC DAVIS IN CALIFORNIA PER THE INSTRUCTION SHEET.
      Any question please contact Rick at the TLBAA office!…. 817-625-6241!

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Start making plans to join us during the Ft. Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, January 13-17, 2017 in Ft. Worth, TX. It's a great opportunity to network with fellow breeders and a fun weekend for the whole family!
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9/6 - TLBAA
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Entries

9/15 - Texas
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of Fame
Nominations

9/30- TLBAA
Special Awards
Nominations


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Texas Longhorn Weekend
Jan. 13-17, 2017

Fort Worth, TX
Part of the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

JAN. 13 - General Membership Meeting
- Board Meeting
- Banquet

JAN. 14 - Eddie Wood Cowtown Classic Sale
JAN. 16 - Qualifying Youth Show
JAN. 17 - Qualifying Haltered Show
Also includes the TLBAA Special Awards presentation and Texas Longhorn Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
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