The International Texas Longhorn Association held the annual Convention and Championship Show at Glen Rose, Texas Oct 22-25.  An excellent expo center arena is available for Longhorn events just a quarter mile from the hill top location of the ITLA World Headquarters new building. Shows, Call of the Horns measuring, Halter, Non Halter, banquets, awards presentations, stone sand blasting and board meetings were held.  The following photos report a small part of this year's excellent event.  (If you couldn't attend this is the best we can do.)  Dickinson Cattle Company of Barnesville, Ohio USA registers all their cattle with the ITLA, and Kirk Dickinson serves on the ITLA board.  DCCI was presented a special award by President Smith II for registering and transferring the most Texas Longhorn cattle of any member during 2008.  Darol Dickinson was presented the cherished Pioneer Breeder Award.

Jester, age 4, won the ITLA Call of the Horns Champion Junior Cow Tip to Tip at 73.75"   She is owned and raised by Kirk Dickinson.  She was also Champion Junior Non Halter Cow, and all age Reserve Champion Cow.

Pioneer Breeder Award

Darol Dickinson left----right President Larry Smith II.  Dickinson was presented the Pioneer Breeder Award as voted by the ITLA directors during the awards banquet. 

New Office

The new ITLA World Headquarters is the contribution of Longhorn appreciators of the nation.  The beautiful Austin natural stone building will serve the needs of the industry from now on.  The building fund naming stones pack the registered brands of contributors of $2000 or more. This wonderful building was designed and built from dirt to roof by past president John Hodges......again, thank you John.

Smokey Ace

Smokin Aces was ITLA Champion All Age Bull exhibited by Mark Oliver of Midlothian, Texas.  He is sired by Over Kill and out of a Coal Smoke daughter.  He was born April 16, 2007 and bred by Robert Snyder.

Brand Wall

President Smith supervisies the stone branding, sand blasting & black filling during the one year ITLA building anniversary. Building Fund $2000 donors are perpetually acknowledged for making the construction happen.

Smokey Ace

Brinda and John Oliver proudly stand with All Age ITLA Champion, Smokin Aces.  This grand 18 month old represents the modern qualities of DCCI Texas Longhorn cattle.  More show champions are available.  DCCI--- providing economical cattle that are competitive at all levels.

First Board Meeting

The first ITLA board meeting was held in the conference room.  Brand boards for $200 contributions will be displayed on the wall for all to see.  These boards first were sold by ITLA member J. B. Hunn in 1991 to start the Building Fund.

Steve Mobley and Joe Assad

Steve Mobley left----Joe Assad right.  Joe organized the two day ITLA educational seminars and Steve was a featured presenter.  Steve is the worlds leading marketer of Texas Longhorn grind----and offered assistance to all ITLA members who wanted to learn the business.

.Harvey Brandt and Bill Burton

Harv Brandt left----Bill Burton right.  Harv came from Michigan to see his brand sand blasted on the naming stone. 

Roger Hutton Speaks

Roger Hutton presented information on marketing of Texas Longhorns with every modern high tech method.  He owns a part of the famous bull Top Caliber, rumored to be the left front leg, some neck and part of one horn


ITLA members and friends celebrated the one year anniversary of the new building.  The landscaping, flags and lawn have been completed since the opening 12 months ago.  Larry Smith Sr. was on hand to enjoy the fruit of his donation of the land area for the world headquarters.


Jerry and Marty Taylor savor the evening Texas ambience with other Longhorn lovers in front of it all.

Trish greeting guests

Trish on her throne at the front desk at world headquarters.  Trish David the office manager lives only a few blocks away in Glen Rose, fast becoming the center of the Longhorn world.

Linda and Lorna

Linda Dickinson left ---- Lorna Searle right.  They checked the kitchen, storage rooms, conference room, parking lot, flag poles, and local Glen Rose shopping centers.  It was determined after great use of credit cards that all was well in this part of Texas.


King of the Road

Famous steer "King of the Road" is immortalized by the loan of his famous twists in the waiting room of the ITLA office.  John Stockton provided this over 100" (in real life T2T) skull for ITLA visitors to see a truly "great one."

Melo Mile

Melo Mile by Mile Marker won Champion in his division of the ITLA Championship Call Of The Horns Tip to Tip with 79" and a pole measurement of 95"   He is 4 years old and owned by Bear Paw Ranch, Weatherford, Texas.  Bred and raised at DCCI.

Win By A Mile

Win By A Mile, age 4, a daughter of Mile Marker, raised by DCCI and exhibited by Mike & Edith Grasha measured 70" Tip to Tip in the ITLA Call of the Horns.


New Board Meeting

The ITLA board of directors are working to appear serious and detailed when dealing with the simple issues of ITLA.  Although every director was given a pocket knife by the president, none used them on one-another, the conference table or guests.

Stan Searle Speaks

Stan Searle, past ITLA president offered ideas from his successful efforts to promote Texas Longhorn cattle over 30 years with and without his wife's suggestions, criticism and concerns. 


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Artificial insemination of cattle is like a Congressional vote-----the constituency isn't told what is happening to them, they can't get away, most of the vital damage is done in a dark place, the administrator is not affected by the act, and months later shockingly irreversible.

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