Cattlemen's Texas Longhorn Conservancy

aka CTLC   |   Tarpley, TX   |  http://www.ctlc.org/

Mission

We facilitate funding of educational endeavors that promote conservation of traditional Texas Longhorn genetics and engage in scientific and historical research, education and other charitable purposes associated with Texas Longhorn cattle.

Ruling year info

2005

President

Mrs. Deborah Davis

Co Principal Officer

Mr. Tim Aycock

Main address

P.O. Box 36

Tarpley, TX 78883 USA

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EIN

05-0618099

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Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (D01)

Biological & Life Sciences (U50)

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Conservation Outreach

Our only source of income comes from membership dues and donations. We plan to seek financial support from Foundations for specific projects.

Population(s) Served

On going funding of research to genetically define heritage Texas Longhorn cattle and identify introgression from other breeds in assessing purity.

Population(s) Served

Curriculae were developed for 4th and 7th Grade Texas History and Social Science lessons and High School Biology lessons.

Population(s) Served

PBS quality documentary that identifies distinctive characteristics of pure Texas Longhorn cattle and educates on the value of preserving those traits. The film will archive stories and memories of long-time Texas ranchers juxtaposed with modern day science.

Population(s) Served

In cooperation with Slow Foods USA, heritage Texas Longhorn beef was added to the Ark of Taste, an effort to recognize endangered heritage foodstuffs.

Population(s) Served

The Livestock Conservancy declared heritage (CTLR) Texas Longhorn cattle to be critically endangered. A population of fewer than 3000 exist in the world.

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Slow Foods USA 2015

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1. We seek to genetically define the old-time Texas Longhorn, to assure conservation of those genetic markers.
2. We educate the public on the value of these heritage genetics and why conservation is critical.
3. We provide an on-line library of criollo breeds research publications.

1. We are working with the Veterinary Genetics Laboratory at the University of California, Davis to build a conservation genetics control database from which to compare animals for qualification. This data in combination with the 500+ SNP genotypes we have assembled using the Illumina 50K bead chip at GeneSeek will be used to build a comprehensive analysis capable of identifying indicine and taurine introgression.

2. We use our website to make available to educators curricula for all three levels of public schools and link research documents for students of higher educations. Our website and YouTube channel provide historical materials of interest to all ages.


Our board consists of members with a diverse knowledge base and networks reaching many sectors. We all share the love of this living legend and desire to preserve this dynamic piece of history for generations to come.

We work with leading geneticists in the field and are assembling a collection of conservation semen to ensure the ​future availability of valuable genetics.

Animals our organization identified as historically correct were discovered by the Veterinary Genetics Laboratory at the ​University of California, Davis to possess a new Y-haplotype never before seen by researchers in criollo genetics in all counties. The haplotype is appropriate for Texas Longhorns and may indicate evidence of traits unique to the breed derived by natural selection. We continue to seek the right person or organization to develop an algorithm for us that uses the genetic markers assembled from mitochondrial profiles and the indicine percentages from our current SNP analysis to map individual animals’ origin percentages as have been developed for humans and dogs.

In preparation for creating a documentary about the Texas longhorn and the people who raise them, we filmed interviews of four long-time breeders that record their memories of growing up on Texas ranches. Excerpts of these interviews were made into a 15-minute educational video.

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Cattlemen's Texas Longhorn Conservancy

Board of directors
as of 10/25/2019
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Board chair

Debbie Davis

Jim Rohl

Frank C. Sharp, Ph.D.

Ted Lusher

D. Phillip Sponenberg, DVM, Ph.D.

John Balistreri

Deborah P. Davis

Tim Aycock

Tom Carter

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

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