Monday, November 16, 2009

Win at Harris County Youth Expo

Congratulations to the James Family for winning Grand Champion Steer at the 2009 Harris County Youth Expo!

John Ed, Michelle and the girls have been friends of ours for years and do a great job feeding and caring for their calves. Congratulations Betsey on doing a great job showing and earning the top award at your fair!

Congratulations Anna!

Anna's steer brought a record $33,000 at the Premium Auction at the Louisiana State Fair!

Here's an article on Anna's win and her steer's record-setting auction price:

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Grand Champion Steer - Louisiana State Fair

Congratulations to the Loftin Family who just won Grand Champion Steer at the Louisiana State Fair on Sunday with their calf purchased from Tusa Show Cattle. Great job guys - we are proud of you!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Check out Rocking T Ranch Designs!

Check out Rocking T Ranch Designs' blog at

Jacob and Jared's mother, Sandy Tusa, owns and operates Rocking T Ranch Designs. She creates custom jewelry pieces that include an eclectic mix of materials ranging from turquoise, gemstones, pearls, taxco silver from Mexico, and gold all put together in a unique design.

She will be putting pictures up of her designs which will be available to purchase. Go check it out!

Monday, October 19, 2009


Thanks to all of you for your interest in the cattle offered in our first annual Fall Fantasy Sale. It was a GREAT success! We appreciate everyone who called, emailed, came by and viewed the cattle and especially those who bid and purchased cattle through the sale.

We appreciate everyone's support. A big thanks to those who worked hard to help make the sale a great success which include:
Jared Tusa
Frank & Sandy Tusa
Jerry Johnson
Jay & Becky Henderson and Family
Tyler Campbell
Colt Brooks
Jason Haywood
Chris Rosa
We will have steers offered for sale private treaty throughout the fall so check back often on our website and blog for pictures and videos of steers we feature in the coming months.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Pack your Mud Boots!

We are trying not to complain at this point...but we went so long without rain and now we can't get it to stop raining! This has made it a bit of challenge to get sale cattle clipped and ready for the upcoming bid-off sale this weekend. We appreciate everyone's patience as we get things together for the event.

Once the fog lifted this morning we were able to finish picturing everything so now we are working to upload photos and videos. We should have everything up on the blog this afternoon or later tonight. The website will be fully updated by tomorrow mid-day.Thanks for all of your interest and we look forward to your feedback on our sale offering! We hope you will come see us in Reagan... but be sure to pack your mud boots! Believe me, it may be a bit muddy but it sure will be worth the trip!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Congrats to the Bates Family!

Sunday night the Bates Family took home the banner and awards for the Grand Champion Steer at the Brazoria County Fair. This is one of the few haired county fairs left in Texas and surprisingly this fair is south of Houston on the coast... you can only imagine how hard it is for these families to have good hair this time of year with the heat and humidity they have to deal with. Job well done guys!

Austin County Win

This past Thursday Collin Tiemann was the big winner at the Austin County Fair. His calf won Grand Champion Steer honors and this is one of many Grand Champion Steer wins that Collin has had the past few years. He has started a tradition now and it looks like he is on a roll. Great job Collin!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Family's First Big Win...Tyler County 2009

Billy Foxworth told me that although this is only their second year with steers, his family has "never made the sale, much less won a class at their county fair". And this year, their steer from Tusa Show Cattle won the whole show! That was quite a win for their family and we were all very excited for them.

Here's a clip from the evening's show:

The Foxworth's purchased two steers from us this year, one which received Grand Champion Steer honors at Tyler County Fair last Friday night, while the other steer was selected as Third Overall in the Sale Order. Billy had tough luck last year, but he, Krista and the girls got to work this year. They attended one of the day camps we had and were extremely efficient on keeping up with feed schedules and reports to us every six weeks. This made a huge difference and it proved true Friday night. Emily and Morgan did an awesome job getting the calves presented and Emily went on to win Champion Junior Steer Showman. It just goes to show how showmanship makes the big difference.

Way to go Billy and family!

Bland Family wins two in a row

Grand Champion Progress Steer at the West Texas Fair and Grand Champion Steer at the South Plains Fair were the recent wins by Kacy Bland with her smokey charolais steer this fall. Kacy has been racking up the prizes with this particular steer all year. This Milkman steer was our high-seller as well as a crowd favorite in our Best of the West Sale we held this past spring. We are anxiously awaiting what the future holds for him and we wish the Bland Family the best of luck!

Diiorio earns ~$30,000 at Waller County!

Wow - way to go Justin Diiorio! This longtime client and high school senior won Grand Champion Steer at the Waller County Fair last Thursday night and sold his steer in the auction for around $30,000! That is awesome and from what we heard it set the record! We are very proud of Justin and his family. Justin has been buying from us year after year and has been successful on both the county and major show level. This year he wanted to win his county especially since it was his last go round. He also made sure to come to one of our day camps this summer to work on perfecting his showmanship skills which proved to be very worthwhile. Great job Justin - it's been a pleasure working with you!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Burleson County Fair 2009

It was a bit cool and damp, but Kevin Doonan pulled through and won Reserve Champion Steer last night at the Burleson County Fair. He did an awesome job showing and his win was well deserved. This is Kevin's senior year and we are very proud of all of his dedication and hard work. Great job Kevin!

Here's a video of the win...

Falls County Youth Fair 2009

Congratulations to our clients on their wins last week at the Falls County Youth Fair. Luke Wornat exhibited the Grand Champion Steer while the Lewis Family showed the Reserve Grand Champion Steer! Great job to you and your families on a job well done!

Washington County 2009

Congratulations to Addie Schwartz for winning Grand Champion Steer of the 2009 Washington County Fair! We are very proud of you and your family for this awesome win. You have worked very hard this year, and as always, hard work paid off.

This year's show was very competitive. Addie's Charolais steer won the light weight exotic class and then won Champion Exotic Steer. After she was selected for Champion Overall, the judge went back and used the American for Reserve. It was a shocker, but was a fun one to watch as the crowd went wild. Those are the fairs we love to go and see. Great cattle, great people and great fun.
Here's some pictures from the fair:

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Check it Out... Our New Website!

Hopefully you've seen it by now - our newly designed website:

We are really excited about it and hopefully you are too! Check it out and let us know what you think. We are planning to use the blog to give you current news and tips on what you need to know when you need to know it! Feel free to post comments after each post entry - we'd love to get feedback!

A special thanks to Rachel and Catherine Williams with Ranch House Designs - they did a great job! Thank you guys for your patience and congratulations on a job well done!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Slicking your Steers - Get it done!

Your slick sheer steers need to be slicked off at least 40 days prior to your show date. Then you need to slick again 10 days prior to your show date. We have found this helps significantly in overall presentation of the calf. It makes the skin and hair appear smoother and will allow you to properly condition the skin prior to the show.