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                    E-Trails                                                                                                         May 6, 2016
We Have Moved!
Come by and see us in our new location, 221 West Exchange Avenue, Suite 210, Fort Worth, Texas 76164.  (We will still be using the same P.O. Box 4430 mailing address. The phone will be functioning Monday. Thanks for your patience with our move and if you're in Fort Worth, 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.
SHOWS AND EVENTS
Upcoming World Qualifying Shows

May 7                TLBGCA Spring Show - Brenham, TX 

View more upcoming events at tlbaa.org/events
LONGHORN EXPO
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.
CLICK TO SEE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT LONGHORN EXPO!
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

BRONC BUSTER - $500
North Texas Longhorn Breeders Association
Creative Awards
Bar H Ranch - Chris Herron

WRANGLER - $250
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
Winter Enterprises
West Texas Longhorn Association
John T. & Betty Baker
Steve & Bodie Quary
Dixie Texas Longhorn Association
Oklahoma Texas Longhorn Association
JP Ranch

HOST HOTEL
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 • Nik & Kim Nikodym • Allyn & Cody Nault •  Nightstorm Syndicate • Johnson Livestock Company - Sylvia Johnson • KC Longhorns • 1 Bar 7 Longhorns • Dixie Texas Longhorn Association • G&L Cattle

HORN SHOWCASE

Registrations

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.
TRAILS MAGAZINE
July Issue - Promote Your A.I. Sires & Sale Thank You Ads
Our July 2016 issue will feature our A.I. Sire directory and the results from the May sales. Feature your A.I. Sire with an ad in this special two year reference issue or show appreciation with a sale thank you ad. If you have an A.I. certified bull, this is the issue to showcase him in. Contact Lindsay at lindsay@tlbaa.org to reserve space in 2016 reference issue.

2016 A.I. Sire Directory
Every two years the TLBAA showcases our complete catalog or all certified bulls. The directory includes: registration number, pedigree, and current (last registered) owner. If you would like to update your A.I. certified sire's photo, please email the photo and A.I. number to myra@tlbaa.org.
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!
lindsay@tlbaa.org or (817) 625-6241


Click below to read April Trails online.

TLBA Foundation

Cow Calf Corner

Cow-Calf Corner: Creep Feeders (4/30/16)

Glenn Selk covers the benefits of creep-feeding calves.

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