" You will only be a stranger once at the Thorne Ranch "

January 16-20  We did well at the show and came home with Grand Champion Beefbuilder Heifer and Beefbuilder bull.  Division Winner Fullblood Bull TLC Buds Cowboy.    TLC Turks Malinda and TLC Turks Bart both baldies caught lots of attention.  TLC Turks Jacki O won her class and Turks Olive owned by Brittney Free also won her class of Beefbuilders.  TLC Turks Doc won his class of coming yearling bulls.  TLC Hello Dolly was 2nd in Class of Senior Yearling Heifers.  TLC Silver Lace was 5th in Class of Fullblood Purebred and TLC Buds Starzina was 4th in Class.  All in all we had a great show and were selected for the Herdsman Award of the 120 head show.   They lost our entry for Breeders Herd and Get of Sire otherwise we would have came home with it also as we were the only one there with that many head in the Beefbuilder Division.   We took a total of eight head.  Three Fullbloods and five Beefbuilders.

2010 Houston Livestock Show

TLC Turks Bart Grand Champion Beefbuilder Bull 2010 Houston Livestock Show.  TLC Turks Malinda Reserve Grand Champion Beefbuilder Heifer.  TLC Turks Doc Division Champion Yearling Bull.  TLC Turks Jacki O Reserve Division Calf Champion Heifer.  TLC Silver Lace 4th in Class Purebred heifers and TLC Hello Dolly 2nd in Class.  Champion Get of Sire with TLC Turk progeny and Champion Beefbuilder Breeders Herd with TLC Turk progeny. Thank you to Bryce Bethel for his help and fitting skills.  The entire Paul family for your support and assistance along with, Mr Hicks, Mark Richardson of Two Moons LLP and Madison Abott for helping show the cattle.   We had a great time and we appreciate you all for the help and friendship.

Congratulations Brock Courtney on being selected top Junior Showman at the 2010 OK Beef Expo in Stillwater, OK on June 3.  He had 40 plus in his class of junior showman.  He will be showing a Thorne Ranch heifer in the show.  
Congratulations Brock Courtney on being selected Over All Champion Showman at OYE Showmaster Showdown in OK City, OK. He won Junior and then competed against Intermediate and Senior to win the honor!   We are proud of you!

  • TLC Turk S6103  2009 - 2010 Beefbuilder Show Sire of the Year
  • TLC Meyers Meg P4148 2009 - 2010 Show Dam of the Year
  • TLC Lindy Act S6262 2009- 2010 3rd Place Beefbuilder Show Dam of the Year.
  • TLC Turks Bart 2009 - 2010 Beefbuilder Show Bull of the Year
  • TLC Turks Malinda 2009 - 2010 Reserve Show Heifer of the Year
  • TLC Turks Doc W9103 2009 - 2010 4th Place Show Bull of the Year.
  • TLC Hello Dolly U8130  2009-2010 4th Place Show Heifer of the Year
  • TLC Turks Jacki W9116 2009 - 2010  5th Place Show Heifer of the Year

A W Thorne Land and Cattle, Inc. 2010 Beefbuilder Show Breeders of the Year

Jaden Jones from Sorcorro New Mexico purchased TLC Major Moneyman Steer from us last year.  He was TLCC Tina's first calf. ( DJ Titan x TLC Whoa Girl) His average rate of gain was  4.127 pounds per day on a 189 day feedout.  He weighed in on Feb 20, 2010 and weighed 1470 on September 2, 2010.  That says something about the feeding ability on our Maine cross calves.   Congratulation Jaden and Family!  We are happy you won the Buckle and Plaque.

Thorne Ranch Steer breaks a 25 year old Record on Rate of Gain in New Mexico

TLC at 2010 Tulsa State Fair Open Show 
Another successful year of showing cattle at the Tulsa State Fair.  We showed 2 Beefbuilders, 1 Simmental Percentage Heifer and 7 Maintainers.   Three Grand Champions, One Reserve Grand Champion, Twelve first place blue ribons,  Seven Division Winners.  See the results and click on the pictures below.   Thank you Brian, Erica, Roxane, Bryce, Adrienne, Brock, Jenna & Ellie for your expert assistance..We appreciate your talents!

TCL Turks Bart added to the Genex Added Attraction Sires.  

2010 archived news