TEXAS JUNIOR LIMOUSIN ASSOCIATION
2015-16 TJLA OFFICERS
REAGAN TAYLOR........................................... PRESIDENT
EMMA CHACHERE............................... VICE PRESIDENT
RANDA TAYLOR............................................ SECRETARY
LAUREN STOWERS....................................... EX-OFFICIO
CHAMPIONS AT TJLA FIELD DAY
The TJLA bred-and-owned female and bull shows and showmanship competition was Saturday, May 23 at the Mallet Event Center in Levelland. Kody Lucherk of Lubbock, TX, evaluated the entries.
Champion Bred-and-Owned Female Troy Holdman of Sundown exhibited the champion bred-and-owned female with HCC Banana Split, a 7/22/14 daughter of XXX.
Reserve Champion Bred-and-Owned Female Jacob Keeton of Wolforth exhibited the reserve champion bred-and-owned female with LLKT Miss Bright Light, a 12/7/14 daughter of KRVN Naskar.
Champion Bred-and-Owned Bull Lauren Stowers of Bridgeport exhibited the champion bred-and-owned bull with LSTO Built Tough, a 3/1/14 son of EBFL Ypsilanti.
Reserve Champion Bred-and-Owned Bull Nikki Keeton of Wolforth exhibited the reserve champion bred-and-owned bull with LLKT Blue Chip, a 9/4/14 son of Schilling’s Talladega.
Winners of the showmanship competition were from L-R: Troy Holdman, senior; Randa Taylor, intermediate; Madison Culpepper, junior; and Tucker Parkinson, novice. They stand with judge Kody Lucherk.
Champion Limousin Female LLKT Anna, a 10/6/13 daughter of LLKT Tremor, was named champion owned Limousin female for Jacob Keeton of Wolforth.
Champion Lim Flex Female LSTO Best Look, a 3/18/14 daughter of SAV Bismarck, was selected champion owned Lim-Flex female for Ryon Chaney of Windom.
Reserve Champion Limousin Female ROMN Black Betty, a 4/14/14 daughter of DHVO Trey, was the reserve champion Limousin female for Bentley London of Collinsville.
Reserve champion Lim-Flex Female CELL 4344B, a 9/2/14 daughter of MAGS Winston, was named reserve champion Lim Flex female for Lauren Stowers of Bridgeport.
Champion Steer Tucker Parkinson exhibited the champion steer with PCC Big Boy, a 706-lb. son of TRYH Yosemite.
Reserve Champion Steer Kate Munson of Shallowater exhibited the reserve
Texas Junior Limousin Association Officers and Directors (Front Row, L-R): Reagan Taylor, President; Emma Chachere, Vice President; Randa Taylor, Secretary; Ross Thorn, Treasurer; and Lauren Stowers, Ex-Officio. (Back Row, L-R) Directors: Brandon Bowling, Stephen Webb and Grayson Harth.
Senior Photo Contest (L-R) First, Leighton Chachere; Second, Emma Chachere; and Third, Lauren Stowers.
Intermediate Photo Contest (L-R) First, Brandon Bowling; and Second, Randa Taylor.
Junior Photo Contest (L-R) First, Ella Farnbach; Second, Jacee Halliday; and third, McKinley Begert.
TNovice Photo Contest (L-R) First, Boone Begert; Second, Tannin Farnbach; and third, Kylee Gaston (not pictured).
Adult Photo Contest (L-R) First, Alicia Chachere; Second, Kendal Gaston (not pictured); and Third, Cori Onstead.
Magazine Ad (L-R) First, Leighton Chachere; Second, Reagan Taylor; and Third, Randa Taylor.
Sales Talk (L-R) First Intermediate Division, Kade Wheeler; Third Junior Division, McKinley Begert; Second Intermediate Division, Randa Taylor; First Junior Division, Logan Chachere; and Second Junior Division, Reed Thorn.
Scholarship Winners TLA Executive Secretary Ralph Hawkins (far left) and TJLA Advisor Donna Stowers (far right) presented memorial scholarships to Emma Chachere, Ross Thorn and Reagan Taylor. These scholarships are in memory of TLA pioneers E.J. Bishop, Gene Rogers, Payton Scott, Floyd McGown, and former TJLA member, Matt Ertl.
Top 10 Sweepstakes Winners Second Lauren Stowers and ninth Nikki Keeton with Team Texas being named the overall Sweepstakes Winner.
Scholarship Winners Reagan Taylor (far right) received the Ron and Carolyn Holland Scholarship
New NALJA Board Layton Schur was elected president of the 2015-16 NALJA board of directors
Additional winners included: Senior Photo Contest, Lauren Stowers, first; Junior Photo Contest, Ella Farnbach, fifth; Novice Photo Contest, Tucker Parkinson, first and Bentley London, fourth; Adult Photo Contest, Alichia Chachere, third and Molly Wilder, fourth; Senior Sales Talk, Layton Schur, fourth and Leighton Chachere, fifth; Senior Magazine Ad Contest; Lauren Stowers, first and Leighton Chachere fifth; Junior Photo, Nikki Keeton, third. The team of Layton Schur, Lauren Stowers, Randa Taylor and Nikki Keeton placed second in the team fitting competition. Texas juniors also won the Beef Cook-Off competition.
NATIONAL JUNIOR LIMOUSIN SHOW & CONGRESS
Jacob Keeton of Wolforth exhibited the grand champion owned Limousin female with LLKT Anna, a 10/6/13 daughter of LLKT Tremor.
Troy Holdman of Sundown, Reagan Taylor of Decatur and Lauren Stowers of Bridgeport were top 10 finalists in senior showmanship
Jacob Keeton of Wolforth, Lauren Stowers of Bridgeport and Jacee Halliday of Lipan exhibited the best state group of heifers. Cole Sullivan of Groveton holds the banner.
Jacee Halliday of Lipan, Madison Culpepper of Gonzales, and Reed Thorn of Arp were top 10 finalists in junior showmanship with Reed being named champion.
2015 Junior National Group Texas juniors were recognized at the conclusion of the National Junior Limousin Show during the NALJA Awards Banquet Friday, July 3.
First Place Junior Quiz Bowl (L-R) Hanna Hooper, McKinley Begert, Nikki Keeton and Ella Farnbach
(L-R) Stephen Webb, Ross Thorn, Grayson Harth and Mikayla Moore
Junior Judging Contest Fourth Place Reed Thorn
Senior Judging Contest - Championship State Team Individual placings: third Troy Holdman, fourth Grayson Harth and fifth Emma Chachere
MAJOR JUNIOR STOCK SHOW INFORMATION
The stock show season is upon us. The following are dates to be aware of for each show. It is highly recommended that you familiarize yourself with all of the rules for each show to avoid any problems. Fort Worth Stock Show arrival - January 22; check of original registration certificate - January 23; show - January 25 following Red Angus San Antonio Livestock Show- Heifers may begin arriving at 5 pm February 16 BUT WILL NOT BEGIN MOVE IN UNTIL 5 am FEBRUARY 17. Limousin heifers may arrive and check in February 17 or 18 as printed in San Antonio premium book. Show and release February 20. San Angelo Stock Show arrival of junior Limousin heifers February 20 and 21, paper check February 21, show February 22. Houston Livestock Show arrival of junior breeding beef and scramble heifers - March 12. Must be checked in by 5 pm. Show - March 14 Star of Texas Austin breeding heifers arrive - March 26, show - March 27
The Texas Junior Limousin Association will hold a meeting Saturday January 24, 2015 at 11 am in Barn 1 at the Fort Worth Stock Show. Topics discussed will include future activities at San Antonio and Houston as well as fund raising efforts for the Field Day in Levelland.
Membership dues to the Texas Junior Limousin Association are $20 annually and help fund junior activities. Renewal letters will be going out in the near future be sure to complete the form and note your current email address as well as postal address so as to receive important information on shows, scholarships, etc.
The 2015 Texas Junior Limousin Field Day and heifer show will be held May 23-24 at the Mallet Event Center in Levelland, Texas. Watch for details in future issues. A room block has been set up at the Best Western South Plains Inn & Suites 204 N College Avenue, Levelland, Texas. Rates for one king bed $96.79 + tax, two king beds $105.59+ tax. Suite with king bed and pull out couch $114.39 + tax. Phone (806) 894-9140
The Texas Junior Limousin Association elected its officers for
2014-2015 at its membership meeting during the Texas Field Day.
Front row l-r — Lauren Stowers, President; Reagan Taylor, Vice
President; Crystalyn Bettice, Secretary; Emma Chachere, Reporter;
Troy Holdman, Ex-Officio. Back row l-r — directors Blane Counsil,
Ross Thorn, Randa Taylor, Jayce Wilder and Spencer Wilder..
TLA President Scott Stowers presents Jayce Wilder with the
Gene Rogers / E.J. Bishop Memorial Scholarship. Abbie Burnett
was awarded the Matt Ertel Memorial Scholarship.
Winners of the Texas Field Day photo contests were novice –
Ella Farnbach, junior — Amanda Smee, first; Brandon Bowling,
second; Madison Counsil, third; intermediate — Emma Chachere,
first; Crystalyn Bettice, second; Lauren Stowers, third; senior —
Blane Counsil, first; Leighton Chachere, second; Shelbi Lawrence, third.
Winners of the Public Speaking contest held during the Texas Field
Day were novice — Easton Counsil; junior — Amada Smee, first;
Logan Chachere, second; Destin Counsil, third; Intermediate —
Caitlyn Counsil, first; Randa Taylor, second; Reagan Taylor, third;
senior — Blane Counsil, first; Seth Rimpel, second.
MORE FROM THE NATIONAL
JUNIOR LIMOUSIN SHOW & CONGRESS
A great group of exhibitors represented Texas during the opening ceremonies of the Red Dirt Country National Junior Limousin Show & Congress on Monday night.
Texas was named the State Sweepstakes Champion at the awards
banquet on Friday evening. Individual Sweepstakes winners were
Lauren Stowers (7th) and Blane Counsil (10th).
Members of the Texas Beef Cook-Off team perform their peoples’
choice winning skit. The team placed second in the cook-off.
In team fitting, Texas team #1 Layton Schur, Call
Carmichael, Lauren Stowers and Nichole Keeton were
first while Texas team #2 Troy Holdman, Blane Counsil,
Reagan Taylor and Weston Sasser were finalists.