Texas Longhorn owners show cattle in Wooster

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In the Ohio River Valley Texas Longhorn Association recent show, the All Age Grand Champion cow class, L to R, during the final judging were Jam Packed, Underhanded and Over Lap, all exhibited by Dickinson Cattle Co, Barnesville, Ohio.

WOOSTER, Ohio — The Ohio River Valley Texas Longhorn Association’s 19th annual Texas Longhorn show was held at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster July 16.

Planning of the show was organized by President Andrew Morris, of Walhonding, Ohio, and past president Tim Mills, of Perrysville.

Known also as the ORVTLA, the show is an affiliate of the International Texas Longhorn Association. Registered Texas Longhorn cattle sparred for championship awards with 56 International Texas Longhorn Association approved classes.

Wide reach

Contestants came mostly from Ohio, but several were from Indiana, Colorado, Texas and Pennsylvania. The ITLA approved judge for the show was Stacy Workman, of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Workman and her husband, Dan has raised Texas Longhorn cattle for 11 years and are serious competitors in the NETLA circuit.

Unique classes included the early starters “pee wee” classes, youth halter, open halter and non-halter. Unlike other breeds, ITLA shows are popular for the non-halter classes where cow/calf pairs, exhibition steers and all ages of registered cattle show freely in the show arena.

Unlike traditional shows where cattle are clipped, trimmed, corrected with show sticks and especially fitted, each animal is judged casually in the arena.

Judging criteria

Judging evaluation takes into consideration poise, disposition, mothering ability, travel, as well as all other points of purity and conformation.

The all-age grand champion, non-halter female was Jam Packed, a 2012 daughter of Jamakizm, owned and exhibited by Dickinson Cattle Co, of Barnesville, Ohio.

The all-age champion halter steer was Clear Mileage, by Clear Win, a 2014 steer exhibited by Callan Cattle Co, of Newark, Ohio. The grand champion halter female was Misty, a 2013 cow, owned by Tomey Farms, Bedford, Indiana.

The grand champion halter bull was Drum Roll, a 2015 son of Drag Iron, owned by Dickinson Cattle Co., and shown by Kara Dickinson. The all-age grand champion halter steer was Sir Black Knight, born in 2009, owned and shown by Barry Elam, Pataskala, Ohio.

For more information about the Ohio association, contact Martha Sherer, 419-756-8369, or email shererwood@centurylink.net.

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