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!!