2010 TLMA Ultimate Longhorn Cow - 10/28/10
L to R. James and Barbara Steffler, Lapeer, Michigan, with Shadow Jubilee's original owner, Joel Dickinson, Barnesville, Ohio, representing Dickinson Cattle Co. LLC Steffler's cow Shadow Jubilee won the highest award in the Texas Longhorn business, the TLMA Ultimate Longhorn Cow. She was entered in the World Championship show at Durant, Oklahoma and measured the widest horn spread of any bull or cow in the breed at 86 1/8" tip to tip.
James and Barbara Steffler of Lapeer, Michigan won the coveted award, TLMA Ultimate Longhorn Cow with Shadow Jubilee. She is 10 years old, weighs 1236 lbs and measures 86 1/8" tip to tip. This is the widest measurement of any bull or cow in history. Jubilee is now full time in vitro embryo production with progeny divided among 13 leading producers.
The 2010 TLMA Ultimate Longhorn Cow is "Shadow Jubilee." Her crowd pleasing measurement at age 10 was the best of any Texas Longhorn cow or bull in history at a whopping 86 1/8" tip to tip.
Shadow Jubilee was exhibited by Shamrock Valley Ranch of Lapeer, Michigan, owned by James and Barbara Steffler. This was Jubilee's first appearance at an official horn measuring event. She was removed from full time in vitro embryo transfer production for the measuring contest and promptly returned to continue egg production.
Shadow Jubilee was bred and raised by Dickinson Cattle Co Inc of Barnesville, Ohio and purchased for syndication by Stefflers spring of 2010.
Although famous for her record Texas Twist horn shape, Jubilee's 1236 lb weight and smooth conformation make her quite an eye pleasing full figured cow. Her striking black and white speck pattern is a favorite among Texas Longhorn aficionados.
The annual Championship hosted by the Texas Longhorn Marketing Alliance created the "Ultimate" award for the bull and cow that are the most popular of the show. Every exhibitor voted for their choice of the great cattle exhibited from all over the nation. This event was held at Durant, Oklahoma, in the modern Choctaw Casino Expo Center.
James Steffler, more than happy, said, "We are honored to own Jubilee, who with no reservations is by far the top cow in the history of the Texas Longhorn breed. It will be exciting to see her multiple progeny sired by the 12 different top sires selected for her in vitro production." Shares have been purchased by 13 discriminating breeders who will divide her offspring in the next few years.