Monday, December 20, 2010

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

All of us here at Tusa Show Cattle would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
May your hearts and homes be filled with with joy this holiday season.
God Bless,
Jacob, Ingrid & Georgia Tusa
Frank & Sandy Tusa
Jared Tusa

Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy Fall Ya'll!

Here at Tusa Show Cattle we are proud to announce the arrival of our spring born cattle. These spring age show steers are perfect for your upcoming fall county shows and state fairs. Please be sure to call or email us to find out what we have available for you!
We hope everyone is enjoying the cooler weather, while getting ready for the holidays.
Have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving.
God Bless!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Fall Fantasy Sale This Weekend!

We appreciate your interest in the offering of our 2nd Annual Fall Fantasy Sale. We welcome you to visit our website to view all sale videos and photos. Please contact us with any questions you may have.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sale Videos Posted!

Click here to view our sale videos! We will be updating frequently so please check back often for our entire sale offering. Most of the sale videos should be up by Tuesday night.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Presenting the 2nd Annual Fall Fantasy Sale

We hope you can all make plans to attend Tusa Show Cattle's 2nd Annual Fall Fantasy Sale this weekend, October 23 & 24 at the Tusa Show Cattle Facility in Reagan, Texas. We will be featuring a tremendous set of mature breeding bulls and an elite group of spring aged show heifers.

We are working on taking sale videos and pictures today and we will be posting these on our website and blog as soon as we can get them up. Hopefully we can get a portion of them up this evening with hopefully all posted by tomorrow night. Check back frequently for more information!

Congratulations to County Fair Winners!

Congratulations to the Kresta Family for their Reserve Grand Champion Steer win at Brazoria County Fair last night! We also want to congratulate the Randy Tiemann Family for their win at Austin County Fair last week where Collyn's steer was awarded as the Reserve Grand Champion Steer.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

County Show Winners

September has been a great month for Tusa Show Cattle exhibitors!
We have had several county shows going on this month and still have a few more to come.
We wanted to take a minute and recognize our recent wins.

*Reserve Champion Steer - Washington County
*Reserve Champion Steer - Falls County
*Reserve Champion Steer - East Montgomery County
*Reserve Champion Steer - Waller County
*Grand Champion Steer - Ft. Bend County
*Reserve Champion Steer - Ft. Bend County
Keep up the good work, and we will see you down the road!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Calves for Sale

Tusa Show Cattle is proud have a great set of Late Fall and Early Spring aged calves for sale.
These cattle are perfect age for upcoming county show tag-ins and your junior exhibitors.
Please be sure to call or shoot us an email for more information.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Back to School

Summer break is winding down and the days are getting hotter. Kids are starting back to school and the cattle breathing harder. Summer has been a lot of fun but now playtime is over. Majors are right around the corner and its time to play it smarter.

We hope everyone has had a wonderful and safe summer vacation.

Be sure to call and set up your appointments before heading back to school!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Thank You!

We want to thank everyone for their interest in our selection of females from our First Annual Southern Exchange Online Sale. The sale was a great success which would not have been possible without all of our wonderful buyers. We enjoyed with all of you and look forward to working with you next year in the Southern Exchange Collection II sale.
Thanks again from everyone at Tusa Show Cattle!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Sale starts Tuesday, July 13!

Our Southern Exchange Sale begins today, Tuesday, July 13, 2010. All sale videos and pictures will be posted Tuesday afternoon on Breeders World Online Sales website.
Bidding should open tonight Tuesday, July 13th at 7:00 PM CST (8:00Pm EST) and begins to close Thursday, July 15th at 8:00 pm CST (9:00 PM EST). 12 noon (CST).
Click here to view these exceptional 67 lots.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Southern Exchange Sale

Check out our upcoming sale next week, July 13 -15, 2010, as we will being hold the first Collection of the Southern Exchange Sale. We have an exciting selection of bred and open females. Our website has additional sale information including many photos of lots featured in this sale. The entire collection of females will be offered in an Internet Auction through Breeders World. At the Breeders World website, you will be able to view videos of all sale lots and these videos should be posted by Sunday 7/11/10.

This group of diversified Angus and Charolais based females were selected to improve one's herd from both a maternal and performance standpoint. We have kept milking capabilities as the highest priority. All females will be of mature age to help ensure that once the produce implements these females to their program, these breds should require less breed back time than most young first calf heifers.

Enjoy this selection of females, and thanks for the interest!
Here is a sample of what we are offering - be sure to check out our website to view pictures of additional sale lots.

Lot 1
Born Spring 2008
Occ Legend X Money Talks
Bred to Cash Money on 1/8/10

Lot 10
Born Spring 2008
White Trash X Long Shot (Southern Comforts mother)
Bred to Whiskey Business

Lot 13
Born Spring 2008
Whiskey Business X Angus
Bred to Cash Money on 1/14/10

Lot 26
Born Spring 2008
White Magic X Southern Comfort
Bred to Carpe Diem on 12/3/09

Friday, June 25, 2010

Summer Fun!

High temperatures, sweat, sunburns, lots of showmanship, and tons of people, is the only way to describe the past couple of weeks! We wrapped up our summer camps last Friday and have spent this whole week playing catch up. I must say that the camps were well worth it!
All of us here at Tusa Show Cattle had a great time working with all of campers, and we hope everyone else did also.

We had two day camps as well as our first overnight camp. The overnight campers had a great time and really gained a lot from it. A big thanks to all of you who attended the camps.
During the camp we were fortunate to have some amazing speakers come out and talk to all of the kids. A huge thanks goes out to: Kyle McManus, Rachel Williams Cutrer, Jake Franke, Wes Mason, Dusty Abney, Chris Boleman, Tobin Redwine, David Groschke and Radale Tiner.
We could not have done it without ya'll!

We also want to thank all of the wonderful sponsors who donated to the 2010 Tusa Show Cattle Camps. They are these reason we are able to put on camps like this for today's youth.
Without them, our camps would not be possible.
Wilson Ranches – Pete & Dana Wilson
ACCO Showmaster Feeds – Wes Mason
Sullivan’s Show Supply South – Vince Elder
Sure Champ – Jon Cunningham
Ranch House Designs – Rachel Williams Cutrer
Oman Cattle Company – John Bill & Belinda Oman
Animal Health – Steve Tucker
Rosebud Feed and Grain
Jack & Jo Stem
Frank, Sandy & Jared Tusa
Here are a few pictures from camp!
1st Day Camp

Overnight Camp

2nd Day Camp

Jacob and Georgia

Back of the T-Shirts

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Camp Space Available!

For those of you that did not register in time, know of someone that would like to attend, or are not a Tusa Show Cattle client, we do have a few spaces available for our upcoming camps.
If you or someone you know are interested in registering please contact us for more information asap!

We are very excited about our camps this year and we hope you are too!
Please contact us so you can enjoy the June 2010 camps with us!

Ingrid Cell (979)595-7865
Tiffany Cell (512)818-0155
Barn (254)587-2214

Monday, May 17, 2010

Camp Registration Deadline

Just a reminder that the registration deadline for the 2010 Tusa Show Cattle Camps is this Friday, May 21st! The required camp forms can be found on our website under Our News tab. If we have not already received your forms, please make sure to send them in or call and reserve your spot by Friday.

We hope that everyone will join us for another great summer of Tusa Show Cattle Camps!

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.
Barn: (254)587-2214

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Stolle Family Suffers Great Loss

The call we got last Tuesday was such a shock that none of us could believe it. I had just spoke to Lisa Stolle 20 minutes prior, checking in with her on the county calf that they had just brought to us Sunday to have a last look at before the county show (one week away). Next thing I knew, Jacob was calling me saying that he had just spoke to Lisa and that their cattle barn was on fire! I was in disbelief thinking "how could this be?" Unfortunately, this horrific news was, in fact, true. Their barn, their show cattle equipment and two show steers were a complete loss.

The Stolle Family has been a client of ours for two years. We have quickly built a strong friendship and have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Lisa and her husband Mike, along with their daughter, Shelby. They had experienced a few setbacks this year with their county calf but kept pushing along and when Jacob and Jared saw the calf on Sunday, they were really pumped up to see how much he had changed and really come along for the better. In fact, both had told me that this year's calf was even better than Shelby's calf last year (which she won Grand Champion Steer with at her county show). They are very kind and generous people and some of the nicest, most sincere families you will ever meet. Now, to see this type of thing happen to them and see the heartbreak that Shelby is experience is something that I hope none of our clients ever have to go through.

As many of you can relate, these calves were part of their family. Countless hours spent with them and watching them change and grow throughout the year helps build the bond that is so strong. Most people outside of the livestock arena cannot understand why we get so attached. It's hard not to! Shelby's livestock projects were what she did... these were priority over any type of athletic activities. This was what motivated her and what she was passionate about.

In the fire, the family lost their county calf that they had been feeding since the fall, as well as their red angus calf that they had just bought for the spring 2011 major shows. Their barn and all of their cattle equipment was a complete loss. The family has agreed to continue their showing endeavors and all of us at Tusa Show Cattle will do whatever it takes to help the Stolle family regroup and get Shelby ready to show in the future. Our thoughts and prayers and with them during this very difficult time.

Click here to read an article by the Wharton Journal Spectator about the tragedy.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Steers for Sale

We have gotten in several new groups of calves - geared up for both county fairs and major shows. Featured here are two exceptional calves you need to take a look at...

Carpe Diem X Charolais
This is a San Antonio slick sheer Champion!
You will not find one more descript in his muscle built with this type
of body that can still move as structurally sound as this one.

Heat Wave X Simm/Maine Angus
This will make a really good Fort Worth calf or will slick awesome!
His hair will be unbelievable.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

In Memory of Clint Humphreys (1941-2010)

A client and a close friend, Clint Humphreys, passed away this past Thursday night. This was a shock to all of us and we were very saddened to hear of his passing.

Clint was the father of Randy Humphreys and the grandfather of Miranda, Miriah, and Nate Humphreys. Pictured here is Miranda with her steer that was selected as the Reserve Champion Division Heavy Weight Exotic Steer at the 2009 Fort Worth Stock Show.
Clint loved the show steer projects that his grandchildren were involved in. Clint will be dearly missed by all of us at Tusa Show Cattle and all those who knew him.

A Letter to PawPaw from Jacob:
I know now you are in a greater place than we all know. I am sure you are either coaching some players at a ball game or teaching someone how to be better at something than what they are at the present time. Maybe you are just taking a moment to look down and admire your grandkids playing sports or showing cattle.

It was an extreme pleasure in my life to have had the opportunity to have known you and to have sold you and your family cattle. I will miss those early morning breakfasts that you, Nancy and I had eating her wonderful pancakes or the phone calls about what the cattle are doing and if that Angus is ever going to hair back up. I think the most impressive thing to me that I will always remember is your deep down family values and your integrity. You were very motivated to be involved with all of your family and all of their activities. I will never forget that when you told someone that you were going to do something that you did it with no excuses and that a handshake was worth more than any contract that could be created. That principle was most defined from your era and has lost touch in the era that we now know today.

On a lighter note, there will never be a better team of two people AKA the East Texas Hair Connection as PawPaw and Fred. But PawPaw, Fred and us will have to do the best we can but it will never be as good as with you.

I will never forget one of our last conversations, and what you said to me will remain with me for the rest of my life. Thanks for all the memories PawPaw. You will be greatly missed.

Your Friend, Jacob

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

2010 Tusa Show Cattle Camps!

Wow! This year is flying by! Major stock shows have come to an end and the school year is winding down, which means summer camps are right around the corner.

Campers, mark your calendars!

In June we will be holding our 2nd Annual Tusa Show Cattle Camps. This Year we will be having 3 days camps as well as one overnight camp. We all are very excited and we hope you are too!

Here are the dates:
Camp # 1 : Tuesday, June 8
Camp # 2 : Thursday, June 10
Camp # 3 : Friday, June 18

OVERNIGHT CAMP: (Limited Space): Monday, June 14 - Wednesday, June 16

Click this link for our website to find additional information and all required camp forms.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Recent Wins by Tusa Calves

Congratulations to Tusa Clients on their recent wins! Most recently, last week Tusa calves were Grand Champion Steer at Milam County, Grand & Reserve Grand Champion Steers at Nacogdoches County, and Grand Champion Steer at the Trinity-Neches Show.

It's also been a banner week for several of our clients that are high school seniors this year. Sarah Nedbalek...Sarah won Reserve Charolais Steer at the Star of Texas last week! Chadley Box...Although not pictured here, we also want to congratulate Chadley Box on winning his division with his Charolais heifer at the Star of Texas.

Kevin Doonan... Congratulations to Kevin on winning his division at Houston with his Charolais heifer. Way to go Kevin!

Joelle Foster... Congratulations to Joelle on winning Reserve Chianina at the Star of Texas. Great job Joelle!!!

Keep up the good work everyone! We are proud of your success!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Success at Houston!

Congratulations to all of our Houston exhibitors!
We had at great run at the 2010 Houston Livestock Show, with a numerous amount of steers making the sale.
Pictured below are just a few of this years highlights.............

Reserve Champion Angus Steer
Exhibited by Hannah Franklin

Reserve Champion Simmental Steer
Exhibited by the Gant Family

Class 3 AOB Champion Steer

Exhibited by Tyler Vrazel

Not Pictured:

Class 3 Simbrah Champion Steer

Exhibited by Cole Daniels

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

High Stakes Sale - More Sale Pictures

Tag 463
Johnny Walker Red x Simm/Maine
Late July
Great Prospecting one and Fort Worth calf for Middle Weight Division

Tag 469
Smooth Sailing x Angus

Real Good – Fort Worth Angus

Tag 458
Brangus x Maine
Late July

American for Fort Worth or San Antonio
Tag 452
Heat Wave x Sandman/Witch Doctor

But he will be there in the end - hold me to it…

Tag 448
Unforgiven x WD40
Late September
Limousin Slick Sheer Champion
Tag 446
Heat Wave x Angus
Angus Slick Sheer Champion
Tag 429
Cadillac Jack x Maine
Late August
Stout Featured – goes haired or slick

Tag 440
Maine Cleanup x Angus
Early August
Red Angus Champion

Tag 436
Monopoly x Strictly Business
Late July
Awesome Fort Worth (defines COMPLETE!)

Tag 425
Killer Instinct x Maine
Late August
Great Fort Worth Calf – will win Prospect Shows

High Stakes Sale Pictures - Round 1

This is a portion of the cattle featured in the High Stakes sale. We are currently taking pictures of the remaining sale cattle which will be posted later today. Call or email us if you have any questions!
Tag 443
Frank the Tank x Hoo Doo Char
Slick Sheer Champion

Tag 467
Heat Wave x Hannibal
This one can go haired or slick and
would make awesome slick shearing one.
We think this one may be the most powerful on the wash rack!
Tag 466
Eyes on the Money x Maine Angus
Late September
Will Make an Awesome Slick Sheer Limousin
Tag 464
Special Agent x Hereford
Will make a Slick Sheer Champion at Houston
If I could find them built like this, I'd buy truckloads!

Tag 455
Devils Advocate x Gert
Late August
Unbelievable Slick Sheer Gert
I challenge you to find one more complete!

Tag 454
Heat Wave x Full Flush
Late September
He may be super green but he has loads of potential
Will make a great light weight at Fort Worth
and will be as hairy as they get!

Tag 453
Smokin Meyer x Maine Angus
Early September
Tremendous Slick Sheer Simmental or
Wins January County Slick Show

Tag 451
B & T (HW Son) x Angus
Awesome Fort Worth Angus

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Sale Pictures Coming Soon!

The weather was awesome today and we finally had some sunshine to start taking pictures of sale cattle. We pictured about 10 head today and will finish up tomorrow. Our plans are to get the pictures we've made thus far posted tonight on the blog and the rest up tomorrow afternoon. We'll also post all sale pictures on the website along with a sale sheet with additional information.

Thanks for your patience - we promise it will be worth the wait...this is the deepest group of fall and summer borns we've ever offered!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Let it Snow!

It snowed all day yesterday and although it was slowly melting off, there was still snow left on the ground today along with a little bit of ice. Big deal for us Central Texas folks... so of course we decided that we needed to make Georgia's first snowman. By the time I could get Georgia bundled up and recruited some help (mostly Frank!), the snow was beginning to melt quickly. It wouldn't be right without a little touch of Tusa Show Cattle as you can see on the snowman's head...

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Awesome San Antonio 2010!

We were so excited when Kacy Bland's steer was slapped in the AT&T Center on Friday night as the "RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION STEER" at the 2010 San Antonio Livestock Show & Rodeo. What an amazing honor and finally this big win in San Antonio. Kacy and her family did an awesome job all year. This calf was sold in our 2009 High Stakes Sale and was lot 236 in the sale last spring which was our high seller for the sale. Her steer sold this Saturday in the Premium Auction for $45,000! Congratulations to Kacy and her family on working hard all year - it definitely was worth it!
We also want to congratulate the Lastovica Family from Salado. Stephanie's steer was honored with the Champion Limousin Steer honors at San Antonio this past week.
Congratulations to many of our other clients on placing well in their classes and making the sale. Keep it up everyone - good luck to those of you going to San Angelo this week and we look forward to seeing you in Houston in a few weeks!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Congrats Ft. Worth Exhibtors!!!

Congratulations to all Tusa Ft. Worth exhibitors! What a great show we had!

Some of our wins included ........ Champion Angus Steer exhibited by Caitlen Doskocil, her steer brought $45,000 in the premium sale. We also had Champion Light Weight Exotic Steer exhibited by Ty Wilson, First Place Middle Weight Angus exhibited by Laramie Priest and First Place Simmental Heifer exhibited by Shelby Sutters. All of our Angus steers made the premium sale along with many other placing steers and heifers.

We would like to send out a big thanks to everyone who helped us out at Ft. Worth. We couldn't have done it without yall! To all of our clients - Keep up the good work, and we will meet you at the backdrop in San Antonio!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

County Show Time

Wow it has been a busy past week as we have been hustling around to many of the county shows that our clients have had! We have had a good run which includes...Reserve Exotic at Mills County, Grand & Reserve Steers at Dimmitt County, Reserve Steer at Kendall County, Grand Steer at Lubbock County, Reserve Steer at Haskell County, Reserve Steer at Yoakum County and probably more that we failed to mention!

Here's a neat article about the Reserve Steer at Yoakum County shown by Miss Kaci Herman. Kaci is just the sweetest little girl. She attended one of our day camps last summer and was just a pleasure to have. She wasn't quite sure about her steer, "Mike", and kept telling us that he was a little mean. We informed her to make sure she let Mike know that she was the boss, not him and this little girl got ahold of Mike and they were just quite the pair! Needless to say, the calf ended up being gentle as a puppy dog and it sounds like it was a great experience for her first year. She was very excited receive this big win at her county show and here's the link for a neat article about her...

Thanks to all of these families for their business and congratulations on your success this past week and weekend! Best of luck to many more families on their upcoming county shows over the next week - you guys are all keeping us quite busy!!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Emily Jackson featured in the WACOAN

On our of clients was recently featured in the WACOAN magazine. Emily Jackson is recognized as one of the Star Students for 2010 in this month's issue. Emily and her family have purchased show steers from us for years and last year she had the Reserve Grand Champion Steer at the McLennan County Show with her black and white steer she purchased from Tusa Show Cattle! Emily excels both in and out of the classroom and is an outstanding livestock judge.

We have enjoyed watching Emily over the years and we are very proud of all of her accomplishments. Here's the link to the WACOAN and if you are in the Waco area be sure to pick up a copy to read about Emily on page 68.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

It's Lice Time!

It's that time of the year again, when those lovely little critters we all love so much begin to invade our show cattle. To rid yourself of a lot of stress we recommend using Prolate/Lintox-HD. Be sure to read the directions and spray calf all over with a small one gallon pump-up sprayer. It is very important to mix correctly with water or it can burn your steer or heifer. A good rule of thumb is to spray your calf at night before you turn he or she out for feeding so the spray can set in good. Furthermore, we recommend preventing this problem early to avoid any problems down the road.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Happy 2010 from Tusa Show Cattle!

Hope this post finds each of you having a great start to 2010 and staying warm with this super chilly weather we are seeing! Things are starting to pick up around here as there are several county shows coming up this month... not to mention the Fort Worth Heifer & Steer shows in just a few weeks.

Please contact us if you have a heifer or steer for Fort Worth as we need to schedule your appointment to clip and add you to the list for fitting!

We also want to introduce Tiffany Sizemore as an addition to our team at Tusa Show Cattle. Tiffany is a Junior Animal Science major at Texas A&M University. She is no new face to the show world as many of you know her from her many major show wins in Texas. This includes Reserve Grand Steer at Houston in 2000 and countless Breed Champion and Reserve Breed Champion wins at Texas Majors. She will be helping us out in the office and assisting with making appointments and updating feed schedules, among many other responsibilities. Welcome Tiffany - we are so glad to have you on board!!