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