In the ORVTLA 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, OH.
Wooster, OH -- The Ohio River Valley Texas Longhorn Assn's 19th annual Texas Longhorn show was staged at the Wayne County Fairgrounds at Wooster, OH, July 16. Careful planning of the show was organized by President Andrew Morris of Malhonding, OH and past president Tim Mills of Perrysville, OH. The ORVTLA is an affiliate of the International Texas Longhorn Assn.
Registered Texas Longhorn cattle sparred for championship awards with 56 International Texas Longhorn Association approved classes offered. 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, PA. Stacy and husband Dan has raised Texas Longhorn cattle for 11 years and is a serious competitor in the NETLA circuit. She is a home school mother of 3 well mannered children.
Unique classes included 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, placement corrected with show sticks and especially fitted, each animal is judged casually in the arena. Judging evaluation takes into consideration poise, disposition, mothering ability, travel, as well as all other points of purity and conformation.The crowd in attendance was believed to be the largest of the previous shows. Due to the efficient and clean facility Tim Mills has already contracted to use the Wayne County Fairgrounds again for the 2017 event.
The All Age Grand Champion Non Halter Female was Jam Packed, a 2012 daughter of Jamakizm, owned and exhibited by Dickinson Cattle Co, LLC of Barnesville, OH. The All Age Champion Halter Steer was Clear Mileage by Clear Win, a 2014 steer exhibited by Callan Cattle Co, of Newark, OH. The Grand Champion Halter Female was Misty, a 2013 cow, owned by Tomey Farms, Bedford, IN. The Grand Champion Halter Bull was Drum Roll, a 2015 son of Drag Iron owned by Dickinson Cattle Co and shown by Kara Dickinson of Barnesville, OH. The All Age Grand Champion Halter Steer was Sir Black Knight born in 2009, owned and shown by Barry Elam, Pataskala, OH.
To be a part of Ohio's fast growing family of Texas Longhorn producers those interested are encouraged to join ORVTLA. Become a member. Contact secretary Martha Sherer, 419 756 8369 or email@example.com