Showing posts from January, 2018

Bull Riding Icon Tuff Hedeman Launches Tour and Website

Four time World Champion bull rider and Pro Rodeo Hall of Famer Tuff Hedeman announced today the formation of the Tuff Hedeman Bull Riding Tour which includes Hedeman's annual tour stops within the next 90 days in El Paso, Las Vegas, Bossier City, and Fort Worth. Tickets are on sale now and information available on
Hedeman recently made the decision to go out on his own after serving for a combined 23 years as the former head of the two nationally organized professional bull riding organizations (PBR and CBR) since his retirement as a rider from the sport in 1999.

"At this point in my life, it's best for my family to be solely responsible for my destiny. My original goals have not changed since 1992. I'm still committed to producing bull riding events that give each bull rider entered the chance to win first and make sure the fans at every event are getting more than expected," said Hedeman.

In today's announcement Micha…

Kaique Pacheco Dominates PBR 15/15 Bucking Battle at Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center

  In front of a sold-out crowd, 2015 PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Rookie of the Year Kaique Pacheco (Itatiba, Brazil) rode his way to another victory in the second 15/15 Bucking Battle of the early 2018 season at The 25th PBR: Unleash The Beast, Wrangler Long Live Cowboys Classic at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento.

Pacheco rode Jack Shot (D&H Cattle Company/David Huffman) for 88.5 points to win the special round of competition. It’s the second time Pacheco has conquered the bovine at the PBR’s top level of competition, scoring 86 points on the bull in April 2017 in Billings, Montana.

The 23-year-old earned the only qualified ride of Saturday night’s 15/15, securing him 150 points toward the PBR world standings along with $7,000. The young gun has won both 15/15 Bucking Battles so far this season after taking the win in the season-opener at Madison Square Garden in early January.

Earlier in the evening, Emilio Resende (Santa Helena Do Goias, Brazil) rode Shelley’s Gangster (Dakot…

Print Off Your ELD 90 day Waiver for Commercial Livestock Haulers

While we continue to push the Department of Transportation to provide a longer-term waiver from electronic logging devices for commercial livestock haulers, agricultural haulers are still exempt under the 90-day waiver that began on Dec. 18, 2017. This waiver will be in place for livestock haulers until March 18, 2018.
One of the livestock industry’s overall concerns and arguments for the need to obtain a longer-term waiver is that law enforcement, DOT, and livestock haulers are not on the same page when it comes to current rules and exemptions that exist. Therefore, commercial livestock haulers that are usually required to keep a log are being advised to carry exemption documents in their trucks until the 90-day waiver ends on March 18, 2018. This will ensure that law enforcement have documentation of the waiver even if they are not aware of its existence.  ~ TSCRA Media  Click or tap here to download a ELD 90-day waiv…


RodeoAustin is excited to release the entertainers who will perform during the 2018 ProRodeo & Concert Series.

March 10 – Josh Turner March 11 – Duelo (Dia Del Vaquero) March 12 – Ludacris March 13 – Cody Johnson March 14 – Chris Janson March 15 – Young the Giant March 16 – Josh Abbott Band March 17 – Justin Moore March 18 – Tracy Lawrence             March 19 – LANCO             March 20 – Gladys Knight             March 21 – Lee Brice             March 22 – Dwight Yoakam             March 23 – Turnpike Troubadours             March 24 – Kevin Fowler

          Enjoy these great entertainers along with ProRodeo action from one of America’s Top 5 ProRodeos. Tickets go on sale January 26th at 10 a.m. and may be purchased at or by calling 877-987-6487. Rodeo and Concert tickets start at $20.
For more information about the 2018 ProRodeo & Concert Series, visit

Calling The Brand: Livestock Pyroglyphics

The old west is synonymous with the cowboy lifestyle, one highly admired and glamorized in modern times. The sound of blasting gun fights, the clinking of spur rowels on saloon floors, wide open prairies and the pounding of hooves kicking up dust in a panicked stampede are all associated with an era long gone.

There are traditions of the cowboy lifestyle that continue to live on, one of those being cattle branding. Brands are an impressive, but complex, language and the practice of branding pre-dates the old west era. Historians estimate ancient Egypt as the beginning of livestock branding, with images similar to those of hieroglyphics, but the practice still holds its value and necessity in today's livestock industry. With two common methods; it has become an art form with functionality.
Branding was as a method for ranchers to keep track of any wayward cattle-open range grazing cattle were common back then- and to assist in finding cattle that rustlers had stolen. If lost cattle…

2016 PBR World Champion Cooper Davis Wins Chicago Invitational

Pearl Harbor Takes Top Bull Honors in his Debut event of the 2018 season In front of a record-setting crowd at Allstate Arena, 2016 PBR (Professional Bull Riders) World Champion Cooper Davis (Jasper, Texas) won the 25th PBR: Unleash The Beast Series’ Chicago Invitational Sunday afternoon, capped by his first 90-point ride of the season.  In Round 2, the 23-year-old rode Uncle Tink (Phenom Genetics/JCL Bucking Bulls/Waller Brothers Cattle Co.) for 83.5 points to enter the Championship Round tied for second overall with Claudio Montanha Jr. (Ribeirão Dos Indios, Brazil). With the second selection in the draft, Davis chose Catfish John (Dakota Rodeo - Chad Berger / Clay Struve / Miller), a bull with whom he has rich history. At the 2016 PBR World Finals, the Texan covered the Chad Berger bovine athlete for 91 points during the fifth round, propelling him to the World Champion title. One year later, Davis and Catfish John met again, this time Davis riding the bull for 89.5 points to…

CBR Awards Average Win in Jackson, but purse grows to almost $100,000 for next event

Askey Gets the Win but the Largest Purse in CBR History Continues to Grows 2018 Championship Bull Riding Bud Light Classic Jackson
University of Tennessee - Martin graduate Jeff Askey battled 27 bull riders that included three World Champions and a red hot rookie, through three rounds of competition for the chance to thank the Tennessee crowd for their hometown support as he accepted the check and prize package for the second consecutive year at the 2018 CBR Bud Light Classic, the sixth stop on the CBR's Road to Cheyenne professional bull riding tour. 

 “I went to college near here and it’s nice to have a home town vibe going,” said Askey.
Askey packed away 178 total points in Jackson during the course of three rounds and11 qualified rides, but for the third time CBR bull riders failed to ride a bull in the final four man Shoot Out round and the prize purse now estimated at $98,000 rolls over to the next event in Hobbs, New Mexico on January 20.
“I am disappointed a li…

The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association has named George Taylor its Chief Executive Officer.

Taylor is a former executive with Caterpillar, where he was most recently a company officer and vice president with responsibility for the Marketing & Digital Division. Taylor takes over for Karl Stressman, who retired as PRCA Commissioner after nine years at the helm. Taylor will begin his job as PRCA's CEO on Jan. 22.
"I'm honored and humbled to have the opportunity to lead an organization with the history and the brand recognition of the PRCA," Taylor said. "It's a dream for me to be involved and I couldn't be more excited about the future potential for our membership and the PRCA team." Over his 19 years with Caterpillar, Taylor, 56, also served as Chief Marketing Officer and President of Caterpillar Venture Capital, where he and his team drove enterprise brand, innovation and digital transformations for the industry-leading Fortune 50 Company. Before working for Caterpillar, Taylor had extensive executive experience with IBM. He holds an M.B.A…

Cody Jesus Wins CBR 2018 Battle of the Plains title but prize purse in Jackson now $78,250

Anticipation builds as CBR bull riders left $48,250 dollars in the CBR bank after Enid where the bulls took complete control of the Battle of the Plains bull riding knocking off the top ranked riders in CBR… and the world. 28 bull riders faced 46 bulls in three rounds of electrifying competition that included four World Champions and eleven National Finals Rodeo qualifiers on the dirt at the Central National bank Center.
Twenty qualified rides produced an adrenaline rush high energy show of some of the best bull riding talent in the world. But at the end of the four man Shoot Out round, it was the Oklahoma Bull team, Mike Sellers Bucking Bulls, that took home the largest payout check and the CBR’s next event in Jackson, Tennessee is now worth $78, 250 to the bull riders, the first time in history the amount has rolled over three times.
“It is really exciting to see the money being available as we make history and roll the prize purse over for the third time, the money available thru t…