Texas Longhorns Australia’s 2017 National Show and National Sale are over for another year and both were considered to be the best ever.
The show saw a great roll up of longhorns enter the 7 classes with the Grand Champion Female being awarded to “Kooroora Elsa” a 20 months old heifer owned and exhibited by Rodney & Adelaide Cooper from Kooroora Longhorns. Grand Champion Bull of the Show went to 14 month old “Speargrass Star Witness” owned by Nicole & Keith Burns from Speargrass Longhorns.
Best Presented animal went to YC Venus exhibited by the Newbury family from Yarrow Creek Texas Longhorns and the Herdsmanship Award went to Adelaide Cooper from Kooroora Longhorns.
Gunnedah Local Patrick Rankmore did a fantastic job as the Judge for the 2017 Show.
Saturday night saw the AGM and Dinner being enjoyed by well over 50 members and visitors. Rodney Cooper was elected the new President for 2017/2018 and past President John Bastardi and Geoff Dawson (Two of the originators of Texas Longhorns Australia) were awarded Life Membership.
Sunday saw 30 quality longhorns go under the hammer when Sam Plevey from Purtle Plevey Agencies commenced the auction at 10.30 am. The highest priced animal was Speargrass Star Witness, a striking 14 months old bull, who was purchased by Paul & Marie Klante form Girilambone. They also purchased the highest priced female on the day YC Impressive Springs 814 a very fancy rising 3 year old heifer, who was in calf to Southern Cross Ironbark the longest horned bull in Australia.
All members and visitors had a fun filled weekend. Members have all headed home to work out what animals they will bring to the 2018 National Show. The countdown has begun already.
PHOTOS FROM THE 2017 GET TOGETHER.
Great news the TLA Yass sale saw a majority of the cattle sold, there were happy vendors and happy buyers galore. The cows topped at $3,400 with Southern Cross Linda being sold to Greg & Yvonne Culell from Halls Gap Victoria. Don Collins from Crows Nest QLD purchased some very handy cattle including Valhalla Abbey a T4 cow and Southern Cross Congo the top priced Bull.
A huge thank you to Don Constable and Justin Dunn for all the organisation and preparation of the sale.
The next annual Show will be held in Gunnedah NSW on Saturday 10 June 2017 commencing at 11 am at the Gunnedah Showground Cattle Arena.
Sale will be held on Sunday 11 June 2017 commencing at 10.30 am (Location Gunnedah Saleyards, Kamilaroi Highway Gunnedah).
Results and photos from the 2016 Annual TLA Show
The 7th Annual Texas Longhorns Australia Sale was held on Sunday 12 June 2016.
A total of 45 head were sold for $60,000.
Coolamon Impressive Bubba (Registered Fullblood females) sold by John & Jan Bastardi from Coolamon Grazing Co was the top priced female at $4,000. She was purchased by Greg & Yvonne Culell from Grevonne Texas Longhorns.
Southern Cross Anzac (Registered Fullblood bull) sold by Don Constable of Southern Cross Longhorns sold for $3,600. He was purchased by Max & Blondie Byles.
Speargrass Jewel (Purebred) sold by Nicole & Keith Burns from Speargrass Longhorns for the top price of $3,100. She was purchased by David Ovic.
Trophy Steers sold to a top of $1,650.
Younger Steers sold to a top of $700
Special auction items sold at the end of the Sale included:-
Michael & Lynda Bethel donated a Condamine bell and it sold for $300 to local Gunnedah resident Chris Burgess.
Marilyn Terbutt donated another quilt and it sold for $200 to Jan Bastardi.
Results and photos from the 2015 Annual TLA Show.
Results and photos from the 2014 Annual TLA Show
Results from the 2013 Annual Texas Longhorns Australia Show.