Merrilou Russell and Husband, Danny started raising Texas Longhorns in 2005.Their operation is Cactus Rose Longhorns. They have won multiple HSC Bronzes and Buckles along the way. they love entering Prince/Princess photo contests and have been named TLBAA finalists Three times. They have also been awarded the TLBAA Mel Raley award which they cherish. Danny has served as the President to TLBAA Affiliate's and Merilou has CO-chaired the Winter fest in Edna, TX and was the Chairwoman for 8 years amongst other accomplishments. They own a wide variety of cattle including some Butler and Butler Blend Cattle.