Wednesday, September 25, 2013

TMAA Fall Update

Fall is upon us, even here in Texas.  I thought this would be a good time to give some updates and take care of a little TMAA business.

First off, plans are in the works to put on a 2nd Annual Bluebonnets & Buckles Sale in conjunction with the Texas State Jr Maine and Chi Show.  Show and Sale is still planned for April, but an exact location and date has not been set due to construction at the Ft. Worth Stock Show grounds.  Discussions are taking place to include the Southwest Chianina Association to make this an even bigger and better sale.  Start watching your new fall born arrivals for your possible consignments to this sale.  More information to come.

Secondly, the deadline is approaching fast for the TMAA to make their commitment to raffle tickets for the Crazy 8's drawing that will take place at the NAILE in November.  Our association must commit to an amount of tickets we will sell.  Tickets are $100 each, and our association will receive 20% of the proceeds of our sales.  Tickets are non refundable to our association, so we must sell every ticket we commit to.  The goal of the National Association is to sell 888 tickets, and 2 winners will be drawn, with each winner receiving 4 heifers.  Proceeds go to the Reaching Beyond Foundation.  

Heifers have been donated by:
Walker Show Cattle         AR
Carlson MA                        MO
Nowatzke Show Cattle    IN
Blind Badger Ranch          CO
Bushy Park                         SD
Buck Cattle Co                  OK
Morton Cattle Co.            OK
Enlow Show Cattle           OK

Either call, text, or email me with how many tickets you would like to purchase for yourself, or sell by Sunday, Sept 29th.  I will let the AMAA know our association's commitment on Sept 30th.

Ft Worth Stock Show entries are due by Nov 15th
MAPP's are due by Dec. 1st
TMAA annual dues for 2013 need to be sent to Melanie Morris if you have not already done so.

Best of luck with y'all's fall calving season

Zane Mai
TMAA President

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Moves Like Jagger Calves Arriving Now

The first wave of ZNT Moves Like Jagger calves are just hitting the ground, and they are everything we expected out of this young sire.  Birthweights have been in in the 60's and 70's, and quality has been top notch.

Pictured below is an 8 hour old MLJ bull calf out of a Buck bred BK Top Secret x DMCC Jazz second calf heifer.  Birth weight was 65# on this young stud.  He will be a lot of fun to watch grow up and fill out!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Bred Cattle

Great pair of cows for sale from a family that has had excellent success using ZNT genetics.  These are not culls, they are just selling them due to limited space, and the fact that they have two replacements entering the herd out of the 4 year old cow.  Contact Zane Mai (817-233-9357 or for any questions you may have about either one of these bred females.

4 year old 5/8 Maine bred cow
AMAA #434243
Sire:  ZNT Triple X  Dam:  Bachelor x Maine x Angus
Bred to GVC Suh on 2/27/13
Price:  $2800

Feb 2012 3/4 Maine Bred Heifer
Sire:  ZNT Montego Bay  Dam:  Direct Hit x DMCC Mercedes
Bred on 3/3/13 to GVC Hawkeye
Price:  $2000

Friday, September 13, 2013

Maine Show Bull For Sale

Just pulled ZNT Magic Mike out of the bull lot after a 90 day rest from the show barn.  It is time to start getting ready for the Winter show season. It was a pleasant surprise to still be clipping on 2-3" of leg hair.

Magic Mike is an excellent choice for someone looking to add a solid bull to their show string.  He has already been named Res Maine Bull at the Texas Jr. State Show in April, and a class winner at the National Jr. Maine Show, each time only being beat out for the overall spots by older, more mature bulls.

If you are looking for a bull with tremendous depth of rib, big boned and big footed, tons of leg hair, TH and PHA Free, and a pedigree that includes Sooner, Jazz, Hard Core, Showtime, and CTR Success, he is your man.

Link to Pedigree

ZNT is selling full possession, full show rights, and 3/4 semen interest in ZNT Magic Mike.  We will be more than happy to exhibit him at Ft. Worth, and possibly Houston if the new owner desires. NAILE entries due by Oct. 1st.

Price:  $5000
Picture Taken on 9/12/13

Picture taken on 9/12/13

Picture taken on 4/26/13

Friday, September 6, 2013

Everybody Loves Hot Twins

What a way to kick off the fall season!  This set of twin ZNT Montego Bay daughters will turn a lot of heads.  Raised by the KAZ Family, their dam (Direct Hit x Mercedes) is no stranger to producing good ones.  Both heifers are 3/4 Maine and TH and PHA Free.

Don't miss out, these girls won't be around for long.