The Northeast Texas Longhorn Association formed in 1986 as an affiliate of the International Texas Longhorn Association (ITLA) to represent the Texas Longhorn cattle producers in the Northeast United States. Today, NETLA members range from North Carolina to Maine to Ohio. We are the second largest ITLA affiliate. The quality of our longhorn cattle in the Northeast is second to none. NETLA is always well represented at the annual ITLA Championship Show with several members bringing home Championships each year. Our membership continues to grow thanks to the hard work and dedication of the NETLA officers, directors & members. Our goal is to be a valuable resource to those interested in learning about Texas Longhorns. We strive to share knowledge and give support to members, whether you are new to longhorns or someone that has a history of raising longhorns. NETLA strongly supports our youth and realizes they are our future. NETLA offers a free youth membership to those youth that own their own cattle. To become a NETLA adult ot youth member click here for a membership application!
The International Texas Longhorn Association (ITLA) is our governing body and a great resource for everything longhorn related from showing to beef production. The ITLA website can be found at www.itla.com and is loaded with valuable information.
To learn more about the history of the longhorn please refer to our “About Texas Longhorns” tab on this website.
Congratulations to Dan and Paula New on their purchase of the High Selling Lot
at the 10th Anniversary NETLA sale! Lot #10 Royal Prize was consigned by Dru & Toni Knopsnider
NOMINATE NOW FOR SPIRIT & HERDSMAN AWARD! Each year NETLA presents 2 awards at the annual banquet to recognize members for extraordinary service. The NETLA Spirit award recognizes a member or members who have served our group with integrity, honor, and heritage. The NETLA Herdsman award is presented to a member who works behind the scenes to keep our group running smoothly. Traditionally, we do not have repeat winners in each catagory. Past Spirit award winners include Tim & Mary Sue Cline, Joe & Audrey Willard, Damon & Lizz Huntzberry, June Cohron, Coltt Nelson, Jeff & Sharon Wiles, Larry Cohron, Randy Sutton, Pat Sutton, Don Warrington, Aaron Strickhouser, Roxy Firestone, John Moxley family, and Kris Ruppert. Past Herdsman award winners are Rusty Bowser, Aaron Strickhouser, Don Warrington, Claudia Weakland & Kathy Harty, Jacob Arbaugh, Roxy Firestone, Roger King family, Dan and Stacy Workman, and Steve & Celia Palmer. If you would like to nominate a member for an award please submit a written nomination to Lizz Huntzberry at firstname.lastname@example.org by November 1, 2014.
ANNUAL NETLA BANQUET NOVEMBER 15, 2014: If you were there last year you know what a great time was had by all at the banquet. The Banquet is being held at the same location, the Elks Lodge in Hagerstown on November 15, 2014. Forms will be available in the Branding Iron, on netlalonghorns.com and the NETLA FB page. Contact for the banquet is Kris Ruppert is email@example.com. The deadline to RSVP will be November 1, 2014. Banquet Form.
NOMINATING COMMITTEE REPORT: Lizz Huntzberry reported the recommendations for this years ballot. They are Toni Knopsnider, Jay Watcher, Lizz Huntzberry, Samantha King, and Dan Grove for Directors and June Cohron and Seasons Pequignot for Treasurer. Ballots will be available to the membership in the Branding Iron and at the annual banquet. Vote tallying takes place at the annual banquet held on November 15, 2014.
YOUTH ON THE MOVE: NETLA will be presented well by a number of our youth members at the Championship Show held in October in Oklahoma City, OK. Throughout the year the youth raised money to help offset the expenses of the trip. We wish them all GOOD LUCK!
2015 WILL HAVE 2 yr OLD HEIFER FUTURITY: It was decided to offer a 2 yr old heifer futurity next year. 2014 hosted a large group of 2 yr olds displaying tremendous quality. Congratulations to the winner, NEL TAM QUEEN OF HEARTS owned by NEL TAM LONGHORNS!
2014 YEARLING FUTURITY IN REVIEW: The 2014 Yearling Heifer Futurity hosted 27 heifers! Thank you to the following sponsors: The Miner Family and Bear Davidson/G&G Longhorns for sponsoring the buckles and Jay Wacther, Kris Ruppert, Nel Tam Longhorns and Grove Cattle Company for sponsoring the plaques! The 3 Division Winners of the Breeders Award were: 1st & 2nd Division – NEL TAM LONGHORNS with NEL TAM BE MY VALENTINE and NEL TAM JOLLY MOLLY. The Winner of Division 3 was GCC RESPECTABLE OUTCOME owned by GROVE CATTLE COMPANY. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2014 OVERALL YEARLING FUTURITY CHAMPION: RHF PISTOL PACKIN KATIE OWNED BY GROVE CATTLE COMPANY!