Meet the Judges


Joel Lemley

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.  

Kasar 'Kaso' Kety  Lives in Louisiana with Wife Lisa of 37 years and Son Jake, together they own and operate the Little Ace Cattle Co. Kaso is a graduate from Southeastern Louisiana University with a degree in Animal Science. Kaso has been Raising Straight Butler since 1986 and been Raising Longhorn Cattle in General since 1983.He is the Co-Host of the Butler Breeder's Invitational , He is the Largest single donor to the Butler Longhorn Museum (located in  League City).Kaso has judged many TLBAA youth and open shows as well many Futurities including Past Butler Breeder's Futurities. Kaso has been Honored to receive multiple Awards through the years including the Lifetime Achievement Award , and is in the TLBAA Hall Of Fame.      

Tammy Tiner
, along with her husband and daughter, Kenn and Laura Harding, began raising Registered Texas Longhorns in 1998 when Laura received a donated heifer. They have been actively involved with the breed ever since. Rafter H Longhorns is proud to have raised and exhibited a number of grand and reserve champions and TLBAA Hall of Fame Winners. Their initial focus was raising animals for Laura to exhibit with the Texas Longhorn Breeders of tomorrow. However, they have acquired and raised a number of straight butler animals and have enjoyed learning the history and traits of this important family of Texas Longhorns. In 2010, it was Tammy's distinct honor to serve as one of the trophy steer judges at the TLBAA World Show. She has also served as TLBT Gold Merit chair. Tammy retired from the department of chemistry at Texas A & M University in 2015. 

 Dora Thompson lives in , Louisiana